Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Holidays!

This is my last card as the July Guest Designer at the Christmas Card Challenges Blog. I've had a great time getting ahead on my Christmas cards this month! The challenge for this week is to make a card with no stamping. This card uses stickers from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas. So why don't you get ahead on your Christmas cards and join us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #142

We have another great color story this week at The Play Date Cafe. Our colors are Cobalt, Goldenrod and Peony. Over the past few day The Play Date Cafe has been welcoming and revealing the new designers who will officially start on the team next week with our August 2 Challenge. However, we are also sad to say goodbye to Savannah, Colleen, Jinny and Denise. They have all been here so long and will be missed. I know we will all continue to visit their blogs and support them in their future endeavors.

Since it's so hot here, I thought I would do a summer card. The paper is Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White from Stampin' Up. The cork is also from Stampin' Up. All the stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink - Heart to Heart #6 & Flipping Out. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Archival ink.

I hope you will join us this week and make a project with these fun colors! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! And, one lucky winner will get a prize from the fabulous Play Date Cafe prize vault and trust me, it is filled with crafty goodness!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue Birds

I made this card for the current Impression Obsession Challenge - Fly Away - to use anything that flies. I couldn't resist using this super cute Impression Obsession Love Birds stamp again. I haven't colored in a while and this is not my best work, but it was fun to pull out the Copics and practice using them again. Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

It's time for another challenge over at the Christmas Card Challenges Blog where I am the July Guest Designer. This week the challenge is to make a window card. To make my card I used EAD Designs Stickerz. The Stickerz I used are Snow Fun and Funky Frames. So, why not get a head start on your Christmas/Winter cards and make a window card for this week's challenge? Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the current Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #62 - to use a black card base. The vase is from a new PTI set called Mega Gracious Vases. I stamped the vase in Memento London Fog Ink. The sentiment is from a PTI set called Fillable Frames Sentiments. The sentiment dies are also PTI. The flower is plastic and its from Jenni Bowlin Studios - I covered it with Gesso and then painted it with a Adirondack Raspberry Paint Dabber. Finally I used some Doodlebug Twine for the stem and a shiny silver brad for the center of the flower. Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #141

It's time for another great color story from The Play Date Cafe. This week our colors are Mint, Soft Yellow, Coral, and Tulip. For my baby card I used different patterned papers from Stampin' Up, a cute Giraffe stamp from this week's sponsor DRS Designs, and the sentiment is a rub-on from Pebbles. I colored the Giraffe with matching colored Copic Markers - Jade Green, Coral and Pink.

I hope you will play with us this week. These colors are fun and I can't wait to see what you come up with! One lucky winner will receive some awesome stamps from DRS Designs. If you haven't been to their store before, be sure to click over and check them out. They have TONS of super cute stamps.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creating with Clearsnap Blog Hop

Clearsnap has generously provided us with some of their inks and other products and in this blog hop we are showcasing some of our favorite Clearsnap products. 

Here's my first card. 

Here's my 2nd card.

Here's my 3rd project - a tag.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Seasons Greetings

Here's my 3rd card as the July Guest Designer over at the Christmas Card Challenges Blog. The challenge this week is to use the Emboss Resist Technique. I used the Hero Arts background stamp called Stunning Snowflakes. I embossed the background stamp in white and then mixed several colors of Tim Holtz Distress Stains to make the blue color. The snowmen stamps and sentiment are from a Paper Smooches set called Swanky Snowdudes. Why not try some emboss resist and get a head start on your Christmas cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas Configurations

If you're looking for The Play Date Cafe post click HERE.

I've been working on several Christmas Configuration boxes. This challenge inspired me to finish my first one. I tried to take pictures from different angles so you can see the papers on the sides. I used Tim Holtz Seasonal Papers on the outside of the box and on all the inside sections. I'm entering this into the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 11 & 12. Thanks for stopping by.

The Play Date Cafe #140

Welcome to our latests color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. This week our colors are Caribbean Blue, Shoreline and Sunshine. For my card, I used my Stampin' Up Pennant punch for the banner and attached it to the card with twine. I found some papers that I thought matched the colors almost perfectly and I colored the letters with a Copic marker. 

1. Card stock - Swiss Dots (Bazzill Basics), Lauderdale (Hero Arts), Out of Print (Basic Grey)
2. Letters - American Crafts
3. Twine - Dialy Junque (Pink Paislee)
4. Button Candy Dots (Pebbles)
5. Pennant Punch (Stampin Up)
6. Copic Marker -Duck Blue

You should come play with us this week. One lucky winner will get a great prize from Simon Says Stamp.

We have another great guest designer joining us this week - the uber talented Teri Anderson! Teri is one of my favorite designers and I love visiting her blog for inspiration. Be sure to click here and check out her blog and leave her some love. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You Are Fabulous

I made this simple card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge - to use numbers on your card. I thought this stamp would be great because the skirt on the left has Numbers all over it. I used a Ippity Unity Itty Bitty stamp set called Fabulous Girl. You can't really tell, but after I colored the image with Copics, I added Smooch Glitz to the skirts. They're very shiny and sparkly in person. The papers are all Bazzill Basics. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Butterfly Hello

I made this card using Lawn Fawn stamps and papers. The stamps I used were Flutterby for the Butterfly, Cruising Through Life for the swirl, and Just My Type for the sentiment. I colored in the butterfly with Copic. I attached the butterfly with foam tape and bent the wings a little to add dimension.

I'm entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge #37 - Use Dimension. I'm also entering this into the Moxie Fab World Stamp-It Cards Week - Hello Card Challenge. Click here to join in all the fun.

Here's my card.

O Christmas Tree

I'm the July guest designer over at the Christmas Card Challenges blog. This week we have a sketch challenge. I used papers and embellishments from We-R-Memory Keepers Peppermint Twist Collection. Why not get a head start on your Christmas cards and join us for this fun sketch challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Here's my take on the sketch.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Let's Chill

I made this card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - photo inspiration. I used the Paper Smooches stamp set called Swanky Snowdudes. I also used a Tim Holtz Oval Diffuser, Swiss Dot embossing folder by Stampin' Up, Whisper White card stock by Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Markers. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

Impression Obsession Dies Challenge

I made this card for the Impression Obsession Die Challenge. I used all new Impression Obsession stamps and dies. The dies are the house, tree, windows, door and fence. I also used Flower Soft on the tree and distress ink for the curtains and door. Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #139

Welcome to this week The Play Date Cafe color challenge. The colors are NUDE, GOLD, & SILVER. It's a super fun color combo this week and I can't wait to see what original designs everyone comes up with. It's even perfect if you're thinking about Christmas in July. I hope you can join us this week. 

For my card I used this beautiful shiny gold paper that I had a scrap of left over from another project. I found these super cute Elizabeth Crafts stickers at my LSS and picked them up in anticipation of this card. I took one of the scrap pieces of gold paper and put the stickers randomly all over the panel.  Then I cut the panel into this smaller rectangle and outline with my "nude" color card stock and adhered it to the main card with foam tape. The sticker sentiment is from EAD Designs.

We have a guest designer this week - Amy Tsuruta. Be sure to check out her fabulous creation leave her some love.

One lucky winner will win an awesome prize from our sponsor this week - My Creative Classroom. So join us for a this weeks great challenge!!

Click here to check out my monthly blog candy post and leave a comment for a chance to win!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy July 4th!!

Hi everybody! I just wanted to pop in today to say I hope you all who are in the USA have a great 4th. I made 3 tags for my Tim Holtz group Patriotic Tag swap. I thought I would share them with you today. They all use tons of Tim Holtz papers, inks, fibers, glitter and embellishments. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Click here to check out my monthly blog candy post and leave a comment for a chance to win!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

August 1 Blog Candy Post!!

It's time for a new giveaway! To be eligible to win make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. You have until Midnight EST on July 31. I will announce the winner on August 1. Thanks for stopping by!!

What's in it?
1. Plush Shih Tzu named Zen
2. 2 Technique Tuesday Inks
3. 2 Stampin' Up Clear Stamp Sets - XOXO & A Slice of Life
4. 1 Stampin' Up Wood Stamp - Dasher
5. Piggy Tales Letters
6. Piggy Tales Tags
7. Studio G Clear Stamp Set

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1 Giveaway Winner!!

Click here for the Christmas Card Challenges post.

It's that time again. Time for another lucky blog candy winner. This month the winner is Kelly Massman. Congratulations Kelly. Stop by her blog and say HI.  Kelly, if you'll click on my profile you can find my e-mail link. Just send me your address and I'll get your prizes in the mail to you this week.

I'll be getting the next blog candy post up ASAP - it will be early, maybe even tomorrow. Check back and leave a comment for your chance to win. Remember when I hit 200 followers I'll do another HUGE giveaway so spread the word to your friends!

CCC July Guest Designer!!

Today I have some exciting news. I've been asked to be the guest designer at the Christmas Card Challenges Blog! I love getting my Christmas cards done early and this is the perfect blog for that. And, I'm lucky because the challenges start on Sundays and there are 5 Sundays in July. So, today I'm starting off Christmas in July. The challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card. I thought my main color would be purple. By the time I added the silver accents it may not be that monochromatic anymore, but I really like how it turned out. Probably because I love purple, silver, and snowmen!! Come join us at the CCC blog and get a head start on your Christmas cards!