Sunday, January 31, 2010

Image Giveaway Winners

Good afternoon to all!!  I was happy to see only 10 names signed up for my image giveaway because


After reading all your responses there was no way I could choose just one person as you all had very good reasons for wanting these images.  I recruited some of my friends to help me and we are going to make sure all of you get some!!  My good friend Sheri Danielson has a picture up of her images and my other friend, and twin sister Simone, has some to send out however the images are not posted but you can see some cards she's made with images she has.

Please send me your addresses:

terriavidreader (IN-USA)
Rubber Princess

Thank you so much Sheri and Simone for your generosity.  Please visit their blogs for inspiration if you'd like.  Have a great day!

Blog Candy at Pretty Pressings

Check out Claudia's awesome giveaway over at Pretty Pressings.  This candy ends next Sunday. 

Also, while you are there take a look at her cards.  She is truly talented!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Image Giveaway

I will leave this post up until Sunday, Jan. 31st.

I'd like to give these images away to:

  • someone who is just starting stamping (maybe a year or two)

  • doesn't have a lot of money to buy images and

  • someone who does NOT color with Copics as most of these are not on Copic friendly paper.
This bundle has House Mouse, tons of Bella stamps, Whipper Snapper images, Riley and some miscellaneous christmas stamps.  I have been in a few image swaps as well as lucky enough to have lots of friends who I can exchange images with. 

All you have to do is leave your comment as to why you or someone you know would love to receive this package.  I will randomly draw someone to mail them out to on Sunday

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Creative Accents Stamp Of the Month

This month Tara has chosen a set of stamps called Enjoy from American Crafts.  I put together a card front for her store board to help display these wonderful stamps. 
I used many other products from American Crafts for this card as well and they are listed out below. 
Stamps: American Crafts "Enjoy"
Paper: American Crafts "Letterbox" and Bazzill paper
Embellishments: American Crafts rub-on's and Badge (which is the star badge)
Punches: EK Success Border punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mojo Monday 123

I hesitated on posting this card but then thought, if Inkadinkado can make the sentiment stamp, then I can use it!  LOL!!  Also, most of......okay......anyone who is friends with me, has pretty much the same sense of colorful humour! 

Mojo Monday had these sketches and I thought I would try the round card.  Very nice sketches both of them. 

Stamps: Grumpabella, Stamping Bella and Inkadinkado
Paper: Bazzill and Glitz Design "Audrey" line
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft Pearls, Bo Bunny Button & misc buttons, misc ribbon and misc sparkle brads.
Punches: Flourish Accent Spellbinders, MS leaf punch and Creative Memories cutting system for my round card.
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Sister's Blog

So some of my friends have asked why my sister doesn't have a widget on her blog so they can subscribe.  She hasn't had time to play with her blog so I did it!  And I revamped it!!  I have so much fun doing that.  You can now check out my TWIN'S creations at:

"As My World Turns" - funny girl! 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Magnolia Challenges

I made this card and didn't mean to use all the Magnolia challenges but it just worked out that way. 

Just Magnolia had this sketch for us:

Magnolia-licious Highlites had an amazing blog hop with all the DT's, which really was EXTRAORDINARY and challenged us to a "Pretty in Pink" card.

Stamps:  Sentiment is SU All Year Cheer and #317 Dangling Tilda, which Diana is taking PreOrders for right now.  [Just click on her Magnolia-licious logo on the l/h side of my blog]
Paper: Bazzill and Bittersweet Basic Grey
Embellishments: Maya Road chipboard hearts, Misc glitter, Stickles, Twinklets, Kaisercraft pearls, Cuttlebug script embossing folder, Sparkle stickers (inside hearts) and Misc X O eyelets
Punches: Fiskars & Martha Stewart, Heart and Labels 1 Nestabilities
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Creative Accents Challenge

Creative Accents, my favorite LSS, is hosting a challenge if you would like to see the details on their blog.  The basic idea is to use old supplies mixed with new supplies.  I came up with a stand up card and you can find the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers called Free Standing Pop-Up Card.

My "new" is Earth Love dp by Cosmo Cricket and ribbon and my "old" is my poor neglected Hanna Stamp.  I really need to quit buying stamps and use what I have.  Ya right!!!  LOL!! 

My first image is folded as if it were in an envelope getting mailed and the 2nd image is when it's all folded out and is standing.  Cute!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps
Paper: Bazzill and Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Earth Love Ribbon, Prima Flowers
Punches: MS Leaf punches
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Magnolia-licous Blog

I just wanted to congratulate Diana Crick on her new blog
If you haven't been to her blog, you must check it out.  She is the lady who I buy all my Magnolia's from, who by the way, gives EXCELLENT service!!  She is going to be posting challenges, Awards of Excellence and keep us updated on all the new releases to name a few things.  Yay!

Welcome to the world of blogging Diana!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Sketchers #85 & Creative Inspirations Challenge 24

Two challenges in this card from Friday Sketchers for the sketch & Creative Inspirations wanted distressing so I distressed all my edges as well as a lot of paper pieces.   I soooo enjoyed making this card!

StampsMagnolia - Snowman with Lantern, Sentiment from Pink Cat Studio
Paper:  Bazzill and Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly
Embellishments:  Misc ribbon, gold brads, gold glitter, white glitter, Flower Soft on his hat and Dress It Up star buttons.
PunchesSpellbinders Shapeabilities "In Spades" Pendant
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Friday, January 15, 2010

Many Challenges

Here is a card I made for these following challanges as well as the January Mingle for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group

Simon Says - Shabby Chic -  "showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic".  I distressed all my layers.  That's messy!!
Charisma Cardz - Something New - my stamp is new and never been inked until now
Just Magnolia - Paper Pleating, which I just found out that I'm 1 day late for!!  LOL!!  OMG OOPS! And I had the card made yesterday but just didn't post it.  DOH!
Create 4 Fun - Sketch (see below)

Stamps: Magnolia - Silent Night Tilda
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses & Figgy paper
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Charm & Spacer from The Hobby House, Papermania Brads, glitter and Flower Soft
Punches: Martha Stewart leaf punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sketch Saturday Week #85

I just LOVED the sketch at Sketch Saturday this weekend.  I love the more complex sketches, which is funny because you really can make ANY sketch as complex as you like it. 

I chose to use this stamp "Winter Lily" from Pink Cat Studio, which was a new release this winter.  So cute!  I also thought I would try some paper piercing and did her coat, pockets and hand warmer.  However, I added white Flower Soft to her hand warmer.  Looks so fluffy.  I know I have been making lots of cards recently with this paper so I'm almost out now.  LOL!!!  Amazing for someone who isn't purple friendly!!! 

I also created this card for my LSS, Creative Accents, to display the beautiful products they have in their store.  I bought about 90% of my items there.  GREAT STORE!!

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Paper: Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Serenity
Embellishments: CTMH ric rack ribbon (white), American Crafts "Elements" Glitter Buttons and Basic Grey Opaline Pearls
Punches: EK Sucess Leaf Punch, MS border punch and a bunch of Nesties
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sharon Caudle's Blog Candy

Wow Sharon has some amazing candy going on over at her blog so please stop over and check it out!!  She also has the best cards EVAH and is one of my personal favorites to visit for inspiration.  Congratulations on your followers and blog hits Sharon!!

Window Treat Boxes

I thought I would try something different other then the everyday card.  It's not too often I lean away from cards because I love them so much, however I decided as a designer for my LSS I would step it up a notch.  (Thanks Cheri!!!)  These are Window Treat Boxes and you can find the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and it's EASY!!  It was faster then making a card!! 

For the pink Window Treat Box my supplies are: Bittersweet Basic Grey paper, Kaisercraft pearls, hearts Spellbinders (for tag on top), Petaloo Mulberry Street, EK success leaf punch, Prima flowers and a Doodlebug brad in the center of the green flower.  All my supplies were purchased from my LSS, Creative Accents.  For my red/orange Window Treat Box my supplies are Cosmo Cricket Twist & Shout line, misc ribbon and SU button and Circle Cookie Cutter dies (2 for small circles under sprockets).  I used the Creative Memories cutting system for the ovals and border scissors for the edge around the top of the boxes.  You can use punches as well. 

The tutorial doesn't have a piece of clear acetate in the window but I wanted it to keep all my jellybeans in.  I just cut a piece that fit between the front layer and my cardstock and glued it in thereThese were fun! 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

RAK from my sister!

My sister doesn't get a chance to make many cards but when she does, she spits out ultimate cards.  There's no messin' around with this lady.  It just so happens that I was fortunate to get this beautiful New Year's card.  Oh I'm just LOVING it!!  Thanks buddie!!

Magnolia Winter Kit

I FINALLY got my first club kit from Magnolia Stamp Club and am happy to report that it is a great deal!!  I did order them at the end of August and only received them at end of December but oh what a surprise it was!  LOL!!  I created this card from one of the figures in the kit and as I understand, the kit figures haven't been named yet.  The heart is also a piece in the collection and I cut out the inside heart to 3d it.  I also added a clear heart, covered with Twinklets beside it.

The tree is #476 Spring Tree and has flowers instead of leaves.  It's SO cute!!  I have cut out the front of the card and the tree is on the inside.  I used Bo Bunny papers, Prima flowers and Copics to color.  I also put little gem hearts floating down from the tree. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Week 53 Motivet Challenge

Ok so I know I'm a few hours late on this Motivet Challenge so I probably won't qualify but that's okay.  I still really liked using the sketch AND coloring this image.

 If you can't quite see it or didn't notice, the sentiment says BRRRTHDAY.  hee hee!  The inside will say "Sending you warm hugs on your brrrthday". 

I thought I would show you a closeup of the border.  I used a Magnolia stamp #482 Snowy Circle and embossed it with Hologram embossing powder.  I also put Glossy Accents on their scarfs.  They look so happy!  Thanks for looking!

Patricia's Blog Candy

Good morning all!

You must check out Patricia's fab blog candy as well as her cards.  Her post "First Valentine Card" is an ooooooohhhhhh and aaaaaaaahhhhhh experience!!  Good luck my friends!!