Monday, November 30, 2009

Bitten By The Bug blog hop - phone challenge

Happy Monday and welcome to our monthly Bitten By The Bug Blog Hop! Now if you have made it here from the blog of the awesomely talented Krista, then you are on the right track! This week our challenge was issued by the fabulously talented Regina, and she asked us to use this cute phone cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. As soon as I heard the challenge was this phone, the Christmas song "Santa Baby" came into my head, so that's what I decided on. I took the line "Santa Baby...forgot to mention one little thing...a ring....I don't mean on the phone. Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight!" LOVE that song! LOL! I just used scrap paper for the card along with Bazzil cardstock. All the pieces were cut out with my Gypsy that I got from Hallmark Scrapbook. I'm telling you, it is sooooo awesome not to have to dig through cartridges and change them out! Talk about a time saver! And anything that saves me time is a HUGE friend of mine! The frame the phone is sitting on is cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cart that comes loaded on the Gypsy. The word bubble is from George. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and some faux stitching.

Now for the fun stuff, the blog candy! I am giving away an assortment of stamped images, including some images from Magnolia-licious , Wags N Whiskers, High Hopes, Belles and Whistles, and even some from the highly sought after Hanglar and Stanglar! You will also receive an assortment of charms, and that's STILL not all! You will also receive a set of cut outs (your choice) from Peggy Loves Vintage! Talk about being able to knock out some fast Christmas cards! Just use the awesome Christmas images from Peggy Loves Vintage, and you'll be done before you know it! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post before Midnight Friday night, Dec 3rd. That should allow you to receive it in plenty time to make some Christmas cards with your goodies.

Ok, so that's it for me today. Now you're going to head to the most infamous Donna's blog, and check out her fabulous creation for today's hop! I'm telling you, I sure wish I could make my Design Studio and Cricut sing the way this girl can. She makes the most awesome creations ever!!! Don't forget, if you get lost along the way during the hop, just pop back over to Bitten By the Bug to get back on track. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Magnolia Christmas frame card with Waiting Tilda and Martha Stewart border

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all my friends in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And for those of you that ventured out yesterday in seach of the perfect bargain, I hope it worked out for you! Me? Nope, I don't even touch Black Friday. I have to get up for work every week day at 4:30, there's no way I'm getting up that early on a day off. LOL! My sleep is worth more to me than the bargain I might find out there. Now onto my card, this was so much fun and easier than I thought it would be, and I totally love the effect. So I will be making more of these frame cards, that's for sure! I first saw it over on Dawny's blog for our Papertake Weekly challenge and fell in love with hers, and I was lucky enough to have the day off, so I could immediately start on one of these frame cards. You can find the pictorial on how to make one yourelf right HERE. It was put together by our very own talented Claudia for a previous Patertake Weekly Challenge.

I tried so hard to show you the dimension of this with the camera, but I really couldn't capture it very well. The Magnolia house is in a frame that is recessed a full 1/2" from the front of the card. The effect in real life is awesome! I used three different Magnolia stamps which came from Magnolia-licious. I used Waiting Tilda, Large Sled, and #9 house. They're colored with Copic markers and then cut out. The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzil. On the house, I added some liquid applicque and some beads for some sparkle. Around the edge of the frame, I added a border made with a Martha Stewart punch, and in the corners, I hid the meeting points with a MS snowflake punch adorned with a Kaiser pearl.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it, and I'd love it if you would try one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Big hugs!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wags N Whiskers Challenge #4

Good morning and happy Friday! This week went WAY too fast for me as I had the week off. Now it's back to reality and work on Monday. Oh let's me buy more playthings, right? With today being Friday, that means it's time for a new challenge at the Wags N Whiskers challenge blog. This week, the challenge is from the awesomely talented Jeanette, and she is asking us to use traditional Christmas colors. I chose to use this adorable stamp, Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun. Isn't it adorable?? And she' available right now at Wags N Whiskers!

The quality of these stamps are truly remarkable!!! The deep etched rubber makes a fabulous impression! I stamped it with Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers (pic below for markers used). I also used some white fun fluff on the hats and the snow. I love adding fun texture to my cards, and the grandkids love the feel of it too. I also used a word circle stamp from The Cutting Cafe' called Merry Christmas. It's a huge word circle that comes with different sayings to put inside it. I down sized it just a bit to make it fit the way I wanted to. That's the amazing thing about Regina's digital images. You can resize them to whatever you need for the moment. I love it!!! I just used the outside word circle this time, and cut it out with circle Nestabilities.

Added a nice big red silk bow along with a gorgeous snowflake charm that came from Lacey at Stamp and Create. Oh, and I used one of my new Martha Stewart border punches. Isn't it cool looking? The papers I used are Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzil.

That's about it for this card! Please be sure and join us over at the Wags N Whiskers challenge blog and play along with us! The only stipulation is that you must use a Wags N Whiskers image to win. So if you don't have any of the images yet, then what in the heck are you waiting for?? Just go HERE and have fun shopping! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!!! HUGS!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Papertake Weekly

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! Hope you're having a wonderful week, and to my friends in the US, If your anything like me, you're busy getting ready for a fiest on Thursday. For the Papertake Weekly challenge this week, the fabulous Dawny has asked us to make a favorite Christmas card, and it's being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp!! I know I've said it before, but I truly love gingerbread peeps! It's one of my favorite holiday symbols. So when Regina over at The Cutting Cafe' came out with this ADORABLE cutting file Gingerbread Boy or Girl, I thought I was just going to jump through the roof! Is this not the cutest card??? And Regina makes it so easy for you! If you have a cutting machine, you can just use the wpc file and your machine will cut it right out. If you don't, just use your handy dandy pair of scissors and cut it out yourself. Either way, it makes the most adorable shaped card, don't you think?? I used Bazzil carstock for the base, PTI polka dot paper for the gingie, and more Bazzil for the decorations. The only thing I used that isn't included in the set is the Martha Stewart snowflake and a rain dot in the center of it. Oh, and a little ribbon too. So please pop over to Papertake Weekly and join in on the fun with us. You could win a fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamp. Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

BBTB - Cornucopia challenge

Well, the weekend is over and hope you had a fabulous one! And that means it's time to reveal a new challenge for Bitten By The Bug. This week, our hostess is the amazingly talented Donna Mundinger. If you have not visited Donna's blog, you are missing out! This girl is so talented with the Cricut and the Design Studio Software! She constantly amazes the heck out of me!! Well, this week, Donna challenged us to use the Cornucopia from Paper Doll Dress Up. Oh sheesh...the cornucopia...the horn of plenty.....Now.... no offense Donna, but I have always hated cornucopias. LOL! I don't know why, I just don't like them. And had it not been for this challenge, I would never have cut it. Never. LOL! So I did my best, but what can I say. I don't like it. I didn't want to do the typical fruit in it, so I played around a little, and of course the cornucopia represents things being "plentiful". So I wanted to with everyone a season full of love, So I filled mine with hearts.

Now even though I don't like the cornucopia, I have to say though, that I enjoyed the heck out of myself making it! Why?? Because this entire card was made using my brand new Gypsy!!! I'm so excited to have one of these machines that I can hardly stand it! So I've got most of my cartridges loaded onto it, and I am amazed at how much I love this little machine! No more searching through handbooks, no more changing cartridges. This thing is fantastic!!! And it's available right now over at Hallmark Scrapbook! The shaped card and the frames were cut using the Gypsy and A Child's Year cartridge. This is quickly becoming my favorite cart for frames. It's amazing! The hearts were cut using Plantin Schoolbook. The paper used was Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzil. I got a little irked with the hearts cause I used a coordinating orangish paper from the same pack of Basic Grey, but for some reason, it photographed pinkish, and I could not photoshop it to the true color, no matter what I did. I used some white chalk ink around the edges of the black frames. That's it for this card. Simple, easy, and I'm really glad it's done. LOL! Please be sure and pop over to Bitten By The Bug to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the team. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! hugs!

You're Tea-riffic featuring 60's Magnolia Tilda

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! This is one of the Magnolia-licious raining cards I sent out last month and never posted. Both of these stamps are from the Yummy For Your Tummy collection that is available right now at Magnolia-liciouss! I used #385 60's Tilda and #627 tea cup all colored with Copic markers. The circles were cut out with Nestabilities and I did some machine stitching as well as some faux stitching. I cut the hanger off the tea pot charm and glued it to the center of the word circle which was created on the computer. Added some silk ribbon with a big old button, and this one was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! HUGS!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

WOOHOO!!! Wags N Whiskers !!!!!!

I get to share my exciting new with you now! WOO HOO!!! I was invited to join the design team for Wags N Whiskers! Can I just tell you how excited, honored, and humbled I was to receive that email from Lacey?? The design team they have put together is amazing, and I'm still pinching myself about being asked to join them! If you haven't seen this ADORABLE line of stamps, you've got to go check them out. It is a line of stamps designed after the children of the two co-owners of Wags N Whiskers stamps - Lacey Stephens and Nikki Fairbairn, and drawn by the fantastically talented Chrissy Armstrong. And oh my gosh, they are the cutest!!!! Now not only are Nikki and Lacey the co-owners, but they are also amazing crafters that I have followed and adored their work for a long time!! How lucky am I????

The challenge this week on the Wags N Whiskers challenge blog was issued by Nikki. She is asking everyone to use buttons along with your Wags N Whiskers stamp. For my debut card, I just HAD to choose this adorable stamp, Super Ryan. Isn't he CUTE?? He reminds me soooo much of my two oldest Grandsons, JJ and Chris! I colored him up with Copic markers (pic below) The DP is by 3bugs in a rug and cardstock is Bazzil. If you look close enough, you'll see I put a little border strip of stars on there (cause my Grandboys will always be the stars in my life), courtesy of Martha, and then I wrapped some PTI twine around a couple times before tying it off. The sentiment was cut from the DP and mounted on foam squares for dimension. The buttons were just from my stash.
That's it for my card today. Please do yourself a big favor and check out the FABULOUS creations the rest of the design team cooked up for you this week. Splendiferous talent, I'm tellin' ya! And then please go check out these adorable stamps! We would truly love it if you would join us at the challenge blog and link your Wags N Whiskers card. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today to help me celebrate my good news. I so appreciate all your support and comments. You are truly appreciated more than you will ever know, and your support really touches my heart. Happy Friday my friends, and I sure hope to see you back again soon! Big hugs!!

Three Clovers Designs Thursday challenge

Happy Friday Eve everyone! And it's especially nice this week, cause I am on vacation next week! NINE glorious days off in a row (including weekends of course)! I can NOT wait to turn off my alarm Friday morning when I get up! LOL! Thursday also means a new challenge from Kerry at Three Clovers Designs. This week, she is requesting a Christmas card that has no red or green. I used this adorable digi image by CC Designs. Isn't she cute??? She's colored with Copic markers and then cut out with oval Nestabilities. See that flower? I made it myself with the Blossom Nestabilities. What do you think? I think I need a lot of practice, but I also think it's not too awful bad considering it's my first attempt. :) I didn't notice until now that the snowflake charm was twisted in the pic. Dang!!!

The snowflakes and fronds are from Martha Stewart punches and the paper is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I also used some Stickles on her wings and hat. The pink pearls are by Kaiser.
That's it for today. Please be sure and visit Three Clovers Designs to check out all the other fabulous projects from the rest of the team. And we'd love it if you would join in the fun and create your own card and link it to Kerry! Thanks so much for visiting me today, and please pop by tomorrow. I've got a bit of really exciting news to share with you, but can't reveal it til then!!! HUGS!
OOPS! Almost forgot to say this card fits into Danni's Flutter by Wednesday challenge!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

For a limited time only - Free Cutting Cafe' File!!

Hi everyone! this is my second post for today, so if you're looking for my Papertake Weekly post, please scroll down to the next post.

I had to pop on here and let you know that Regina over The Cutting Cafe' is giving away a free set of downloadable stamps called Christmas Daily. It is a HUGE set containing 84 different stamps. It will be free through Wednesday, Nov 18th, after which the price will be 12.99. So hurry and grab it while it's free, as a wonderful token of Regina's appreciation to her customers.

Thanks and have a wonderful day! HUGS!

Papertake Weekly and Peggy Loves Vintage!

Happy Tuesday! I love it when Monday is behind us (except when I'm on vacation! LOL!) This week, we have a sketch challenge at Papertake Weekly by the amazing Dawny Phillips! And we're being sponsored by my awesome sister, Peggy Loves Vintage. Peggy has the most fantastic vintage images! These images are NOT clip art! She collects scrapbooks full of copyright free (now copyrighted by Peggy) vintage cards from the 40's, 50', and 60's, scans them in, cleans them up, and then makes them available to all of us on either cd or over the internet. Also, be sure to visit her blog. She has a couple free ADORABLE images available for you right now!! One of them is perfect for any Christmas project you've got going for US troops! Just click on the pic and then save it to your computer. Doesn't get any easier!

Peggy sent Dawny some images for us to use for our sketch cards this week. I chose to use this adorable jolly Santa. This particular image was on a red background, and I didn't think it allowed Santa to shine enough, so I just cut him out and then popped him up for dimension. The papers I used are Basic Grey and Pink Petticoat digis. along with Bazzil cardstock. I also added some Kaiser pearls to the corners.

Please be sure to pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the fabulous creations the rest of the DT came up with, and then grab your paper and glue to play along. Link your project up to the challenge post, and you might win a prize from Peggy Loves Vintage! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Magnolia-licious blog hop - background stamps only!

Happy Monday everyone! Today, we're having a really fun blog hop , and it involves using only background stamps from Magnolia-licious. No Tilda, no Edwin, no animals, just backgrounds. Boy oh boy. It was really hard cause I just automatically pair the backgrounds with the adorable angels! For my card today, I chose to use this beautiful cake from Magnolia-licious (looks like it's out of stock right now) and #516 rolling pin. Have you been to see Diana's new store front? Oh my gosh! I love it! It's soooo user friendly! Awesome stuff, I'm tellin' ya! You have GOT to take a peek at it! You're going to love it too! And you can use PayPal now too! YAY!

The images are colored with Copic markers. The DP is MME Laundry Line and cardstock is Bazzil. The rolling pin was put through my printer for the sentiment, then popped up for dimension. The mat for the cake is also popped up. I love this paper, it's all glittery and has lots of texture! I also used round Nestabilities and my new Martha Stewart border punch.

Now if you arrived here from the infamously talented Kerry Donovan-Casey, you are on the right track! If not, you will want to go back and start at the most awesome card creator, Jacque Beddingfield so you don't miss a bit of all the yumminess! If you want a chance to win the blog candy I've got pictured below, then please leave a comment on this post by midnight on Saturday, 11/21/09. I will pull a winner via next Sunday. Once you're done here, please hop along to the ever wonderful artist, Cheryl Rowley! Her coloring skills will knock your socks off! When you're done with the blog hop, be sure and visit Magnolia-licious Highlites for information on how you can play along and win a prize of two Magnolia stamps!

So that's it for today! Thanks so much for playing along with our blog hop today! Thanks for visitng me today and I hope you come back tomorrow. Papertake Weekly is being sponsored by Peggy Loves Vintage! FUN STUFF!!!! HUGS!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bitten By The Bug and winner of the set from The Cutting Cafe'!

Hi everyone! Sure hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Sunday nights means the release of a new challenge at Bitten By The Bug. This was a fun week, as we had the fortunate opportunity of using the cutest Ding Bats from Scrapnfonts called Mulberry Lane! This week, our challenge was chosen by the very talented DeeDee! She asked us to use the grass cut from Walk In My Garden. I used the flower ding bats, printed them in green, and colored the flower with my red Copic markers. This card is so much cuter in person, the greens just look awful in this photo and I couldn't fix it. Anyway, you have GOT to go see all the cuteness the rest of the DT created with this adorable set of Ding Bats and their Cricuts over at Bitten By The Bug! I didn't know there could be so much cuteness in one place!
Now for the winner of the set of Christmas stamps from The Cutting Cafe'!! Via, I pulled a number between 1 - 103 (3 people missed the deadline). And the winner is....
drum roll....
#31 - Candy!

Candy said...
Hi Sharon,
Oh I am excited to have a chance to win these super cute images. I went to look at what was new and saw them at that time. I will keep my fingers crossed LOL LOL
Your cards are delightful and thank you for the instructions on how to make this cute design.
Hugs, Candy

Candy, please email me so I can forward your set of stamps to you! Congrats and I can't wait to see what you create with them! Thanks to everyone who participated! HUGS!

That's it for me tonight! Please join me tomorrow for a blog hop featuring Magnolia background stamps from Magnolia-licious. And wait until you see the new shop at Magnolia-licious! It's awesome and very easy to use! You're going to love it! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Big hugs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas to You! A Christmas card with Magnolia, The Cutting Cafe, and the Cricut

Happy Friday everyone!! I didn't think this week was ever going to end, but it finally did, and I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. YAY! LOL! It's the little things, right? :) I'm working really hard on Christmas cards, and couldn't wait to use this cute little elf, #803 from Magnolia-licious, called Alf. He's available right now over at Magnolia-licioius. Isn't he precious??!! Diana has tons of fabulous Magnolia Christmas stamps in stock right now! So hurry and get your stamps now before they're all gone! Alf is colored with Copic markers.

The word circle is from The Cutting Cafe' called Christmas Circles Set 2, and it's cut out with circle Nestabilities. Regina has an AMAZING array of Christmas stamps availalbe at The Cutting Cafe', so please be sure and check them out. And if you're quick, you can still sign up for the wonderful set I'm giving away, but midnight tonight (Pacific) is the deadline!! Just click HERE. She's having a huge giveaway with a lot of the designers, so please be sure and check it out and visit the rest of the designers particpating. The links are all on The Cutting Cafe' site. The trees and scallop edged card are cut with the Cricut and Christmas Cheer cartridge, and the snowflakes are done with a Martha Stewart Punch. Papers are Basic Grey and Bazzil cardstock.
That's it for today! Wanted to let you know that we'll be having a Magnolia-licious blog hop on Monday. Sure hope you'll join in on the fun. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Have a wonderful weekend!! HUGS!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Three Clovers Thursday challenge - Birds and bugs!

It's Thursday, and that means it's time for a new challenge from Kerry over at Three Clovers Designs! Kerry challenged us to use birds or bugs on our project. I got this cute new set of stamps by Hero Arts and I've been wanting to use one of the cute Christmas owls. This challenge gave me the opportunity! This card was done following a tutorial by Beate Johns over at SCS and I loved how it looked and wanted to try it.
I picked up the Shapeabilities Spellbinder die from Hallmark Scrapbook and I love the look of it. The paper is Basic Grey and the sentiment stamp on the inside is also from the same set of Christmas stamps.

I colored Mr Christmas Owl with Copic markers, and the base of the card is Bazzil cardstock. That's it for today! Please be sure and visit Three Clovers Designs to see the rest of the wonderful projects the rest of the awesomely talented team came up with. And then please grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS !

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bone-Shure! A new challenge at Papertake Weekly with Digi Sparkle!

Ok, it's honestly been a while since I've had this much fun making a card! With it being Tuesday, it's time for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and this week we're being sponsored by Digi Sparkle. They generously allowed the DT to choose whichever stamp they wanted. And I've got to tell you that I TOTALLY fell head over heels with this pup when I laid eyes on him! Isn't he FUN?? You can purchase him right now at Digi Sparkle.

I printed him twice and colored them with Copic markers (pic below) and popped the second one up for dimension. I tried to get a pic to show the dimension, but it looks like crud. At least you can see that the top panel is popped up from the card, and then the pup is popped up from that. I added some glossy accents to his nose. It got just a little messy on the top side. Good thing it wasn't on the bottom of it, or you might be thinking he needed a trip to the vet!

The bones were cut with the Cricut Expression from the Mickey Font cartridge and I used those as corner adornments. The sentiment "bone-shure" is computer generated. Here's the inside. I love a card that's great to send at any time.

Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to check out the other cards the amazingly talented design team came up with for this fun challenge! Then grab your paper and glue to play along. Link your project to Papertake Weekly, and you'll have a chance to win a prize from Digi Sparkle! And it's really an amazing prize too! Please be sure and check it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Cutting Cafe Christmas set and a chance to win it for yourself!

Hi and happy Sunday! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I know I sure am, and I'm not ready to go back to work, tomorrow. I'd MUCH rather be home playing with my paper and glue! :) This SUPER CUTE set of Christmas circle stamps called Christmas All Around, is available right now over at The Cutting Cafe'! And Regina is so generous, she's allowing me to give away a set of these stamps to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post!!!!

I just printed out the whole sheet of stamps and cut them out with circle Nestabilities, then colored them with Copic Markers. These are called TENT TOPPER cards. They're extrememly easy to make. You need a piece of cardstock that measures 8 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score the cardstock at 4 1/4", and fold. Press with a bone folder for a crisp crease. Then take your topper and attach it to your base so that the height of the card is 5 1/2". You will have yourself a cute A2 sized card!

Sorry for the bad pic of the snowman. I must have moved when I snapped it cause he's a little out of focus. The cardstock is Bazzil, the DP is digital from Pink Petticoat. Used a Martha Stewart border punch and the ribbon is from Offray.

Want to win this cute set of digital stamps from The Cutting Cafe' ??? Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight. November the 13th. I will pull a winner via and post the winner that weekend. Don't forget to look at ALL the fabulous digi stamps and cutting files that Regina has available at The Cutting Cafe'. You will be amazed! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Best of luck! HUGS!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Magnolia-licious Design Team Sketch for November featuring Witch Tilda with pumpkins

Happy Saturday, everyone!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! This month for the Magnolia Design Team Sketch Challenge, the "oh so awesomely talented" Kerry, designed our sketch for us! Thank you Kerry! This was a great sketch! I turned it around for my card. I used #395, Witch Tilda with pumkins that I received from Magnolia-licious. As soon as I laid eyes on her, I thought she was a Pilgrim Tilda, not a witch. I think it's because the tip of her hat is blunt instead of pointed. She's colored with Copics.

I have always admired the pumpkins I've seen my friend DeeDee make with her Nestabilities. But I wanted an oval that was a bit wider than the Nesties that I have. So I used my Expression machine with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and cut ot three ovals. I used some chalk ink on the edges and popped up the middle oval from the other two. Added a bit of jute for the stem, and voila! A cute pumpkin! The paper I used is Basic Grey Ambrosia, and the ribbon is Offray. Please be sure and visit Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to play along with the Design Team challenge! Link your project up to the blog and you will have a chance to win a FREE stamp from Diana at Magnolia-licoius! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop is today!

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to a blog hop for Fresh Brewed Designs! I was fortunate enough to meet Heather this month while she was a guest designer for Papertake Weekly. I found out that Heather creates some awesome digi stamps, and purchased one. (remember the candy corn bat?) Heather asked me if I'd participate in a blog hop she was having today to release these new adorable stamps. Aren't they soooooo precious??!!! I was honored she asked, and ever so happy to play along! I had a hard time choosing which angel to use from the four that Heather sent me, so I ended up having to make two! LOL! I love them all.

Now if you arrived here from the talented Carolyn's blog, then you're on the right track! Be sure you visit all the blogs along the hop (there are six of us) and leave a comment on each blog. Heather will pick a winner from each blog to receive a free digi stamp, and there will also be a grand prize winner! So to maximize your chances of winning, be sure and leave a comment on each blog.

From here, you want to go to Mary's blog to see what fabulous creation she came up with for the hop. Again, please make sure you visit all six blogs! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Have a wonderful day! HUGS!
card recipe: circle card
Papers - Bazzill digi, and cryogen white; ink - memento, copic, atyou spica; ribbon -Offray; Tools - Nestabilities Stamps : angel - Fresh Brewed Designs sentimento - Studio G
card recipe for 6" square card
Papers - Bazzil, Basic Grey, Cryogen White; inks: Memento, Copic; Flowers: unknown and Prima rose; ribbon - stash; Tools: Fiskars border punch, Martha Stewart frond punch; Misc: safety pin

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Peggy Loves Vintage

Here's a really quick card I put together with items from Peggy Loves Vintage. Isn't she the most precious thing you've ever seen? I just love her! And Peggy has some big plans for the future, so be sure and keep an eye out! I just printed this adorable image from one of her sheets of cutouts, mounted it on a scalloped rectangle cut with the Cricut Expression and the Storybook cartridge, and added some Prima flowers. The only other thing I added was a Martha Stewart punched border where the two papers meet. I think the only way it would get easier is to walk into a card shop and buy one!! You can shop with Peggy just about any way you prefer. She has an etsy shop, an ebay shop, and a web shop! She's also offering up an adorable FREE winter image on her blog! Such fun!! So be sure and head over there to check it out. She has the most amazing Christmas images I've ever seen! You'll be seeing me use quite of few of them for my Christmas cards, that's for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little yummy for your tummy for Diana

Diana had a special request of the design team to make her a card with red, white, and black. I did one for her last month that had a refridgerator and #391 Chef Tilda sitting on the table. You can see the card HERE. So I made this one to try and match up with it. I used Oops Tilda (she's so danged CUTE!!) and #628 Kitchen. The tag is made with oval Nestabilities and #722 A little yummy for your tummy sentiment.

The stove was cut using the Cricut Expression and the From My Kitchen cartridge. The DP is by PJK Designs. I colored the stamps with Copic markers. So I hope you like it Diana! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

Free snowman image from Peggy Loves Vintage!!

If you've been wanting to try the adorable vintage images from Peggy Loves Vintage, then head over to Peggy's blog and pick up the free vintage greeting card image! It's adorable and will make a wonderful Christmas card, or will look fabulous on one of your winter layouts. It's the most adorable snowman sharing with a cute little puppy. So what are you waiting for? Head on over there and take advantage of Peggy's free image while it's available! And please don't forget be kind and leave her a little love on her blog, too!

Thanks and see you tonight with a new Magnolia card!

Papertake Weekly challenge

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly. This week is a sketch challenge by the very talented Dawny, and this week we are being sponsored by Lily Boo's Boutique who so graciously supplied the designers with some fabulous stamps to use ! The stamps are soooo cute and worked perfectly with this sketch! I colored mine with Copic markers, and also used some Smooch and atyou spica pens. The polka dot paper is digital and the bottom green striped paper is Daisy D's. Added a pretty silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I used a couple different Martha Stewart border punches, and that completed this card. Please be sure and visit Papertake Weekly to see the rest of the fabulous creations from the design team, and then we'd love it if you'd join us in the fun! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!