Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Day 30 2012

I'm very excited to be the hostess of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today. I hope you will find my challenge fun and will join us over at Splitcoast. My challenge is called Cork, Canvas or Clay. Just make a card using Cork, Canvas, or Clay (or if you don't have any, just use any natural surface) Upload your card to Splitcoast and use the Keyword HYCCT1230 That's it, easy peasy. 

Here's is an excerpt from my challenge sample card. You can use the links to find out more about Hope You Can Cling To and all the fun prizes involved. 

"Are you playing along with us? If not, you're missing out on the chance to lift the spirits of women battling breast cancer at MD Anderson, and also on more than $6500 in prizes from your favorite crafty companies. So what are you waiting for? Get to stamping!"

Here is my card. I used Papertrey Ink Stamps and dies and an idea to stack the animals based on a card by Maile Belles. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find some time to make a card for this wonderful cause. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mimi Halloween Cards

I wanted to use my Penny Black Mimi Halloween set this year. I bought lots of new Copic markers last weekend with an extra discount I had, so I really wanted to color also. So, I colored the 4 main images in the set. Before I made the cards I checked out the Penny Black Saturday Challenge to see if any of them would fit and I saw it was a sketch challenge so I made all the cards using that sketch. I also picked up some glitter paper while I was out last weekend so I used glitter paper on all the cards. Thanks for taking a look!

Here are my cards: 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hero Arts Flickr 90 Min Scramble #51

I made this card for todays Hero Arts Flickr 90 Minute Scramble. The challenge was to make a Christmas Card in non-traditional colors. I used two Hero Arts Stamps Sets - Snow Much Fun and Holiday Conversations. The snowflake paper is Crate Paper - Snow Day. I got the glitter paper at AC Moore. I colored the images with my Copic Markers. I had fun making this card - very fun theme. Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sparks - CAS Thanks

I made this card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I was inspired by the gray and  yellow colors of the inspiration photo. It's probably CAS to the point of boring, but I wanted to play with the hexagons and this is what I came up with. I like to use the bold sentiments over patterns. Thanks for taking a look!

Inspiration Photo
Here's my card:

1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
2. Stamps - Vogue Abode, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
3. Copic Marker - Lemon Yellow
4. Ink - London Fog (Memento), Black (Versamark)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #155

Welcome to this weeks Color Challenge from The Play Date Cafe. This week our gorgeous color story is Mint, Gold and Leather. You could make some gorgeous fall and holiday cards with these colors. This week our awesome sponsor is Technique Tuesday and they generously sent the members of the PDCC design team new stamp sets to play with. I got this amazing set designed by one of my favorite crafty friends, Teri Anderson the set is called Twinkle On. I just love it! And, I had such a fun time working with these stamps and colors. Teri is also our Guest Designer this week, so be sure to check out her card and leave her some love.

On a sad note, this week we are saying good bye to our long-time DT Member Ruby. Her life has taken a new turn lately and she is focusing on other things. I was a player long before I was a member of this design team and I have always loved visiting Ruby's blog and checking her unique style of card making. She will be greatly missed and we all wish her the very best in her future endeavors. We'll miss you Ruby!!

Now, for my card. I had nothing in mind when I started making this card - it just sort of developed organically and I really like it. I used Crate Paper Peppermint papers and border stickers. The light green background paper is from Echo Park -Merry & Bright.  I embossed the stars on the trees using a color called Pirate Gold. It's a little darker than gold, but I thought it went well with these colors. I stamped the trees in Wild Wasabi ink from Stampin' Up and added Gold Stickles to the tree. I stamped the sentiment and tree trunks in Ranger Archival Sepia.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooktacular Halloween

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - to try a new technique. I've never used inches or tried to make a window card so I thought I would give it a try. It might be better with other types of images, but I think it turned out OK. I used the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stamp set and colored with Copics. The paper is Pebbles Tricks & Treats and the label die is PTI. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

You're So Awesome

I made this card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Over the Edge. I went very CAS this week and my color scheme was inspired by this week's color story at The Play Date Cafe. The stamps are from a set called Awesome from Technique Tuesday - designed by Teri Anderson. The colors are I used are from Stampin' Up - Rich Razzleberry, Not Quite Navy, and Real Red. The paper is Whisper White by Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's my card.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #154 - 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Welcome to a very special week at The Play Date Cafe!! We are celebrating our 3rd Anniversary and our blog has a brand new look!! We have many fun and exciting things planned for this week. Each day we will have new blog posts filled with many sponsors and great prizes!! So be sure to check our blog everyday so you don't miss any of the fun. We have an all new players badge (see below) and during the week we'll be visiting players and followers blogs and if you have our new badge posted and linked back to http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com you could win a prize!!

Also, we have many of our past design team members joining us for inspiration this week so please check out their creations and leave them some love. And, we are very close to hitting 2000 followers on our blog so make sure you follow our blog so you can keep up with all the fun activities this week!! Finally, we joined Twitter this week so if you're on Twitter please follow us @ThePDCC and like our Facebook page - we'll be giving away prizes in both places this week!!

Now to get down to business. This week's awesome colors are Flame, Grape and Mulberry. I made a "spooky" halloween tag. I found a tag in my stash that I made from Dylusions ink sprays over sprays.  It had the perfect blend of purple-ish and blue-ish colors. I inked the edges with Ripe Persimmon distress ink. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch and I covered it in Black Diamond Stickles. The bats are from a Tim Holtz stamp set and the sticker Cat sticker is also Tim Holtz. I also inked the edges of the sticker. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hoppy Heart Day!

I'm entering this card in the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge - to make a card with a heart. I made an early Valentine's card. The Frog and Lily Pad are stamps & dies from Papertrey Ink. I made the heart from honeycomb paper. The letters are from Lawn Fawn. Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Wishes

I made this card for the current Moxie Fab World - World Card Making Day Week: Make a Christmas Card for a Chance to Win Contest! Click HERE for a chance to win. I used an awesome new Paper Smooches stamp set called All Yule Need. The papers are all from the new Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days 8x8 paper pack. I love these patterns and colors and I think they look great with these stamps. The button is MME and the twine is Stampin' Up. Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hero Arts Flickr 90 Minute Scramble

I made this card for tonight's Hero Arts Flickr Group 90 Minute Scramble. I used a stamp called Snowman and Snowflakes and the sentiment is from a set called Snow Much Joy. I also added some shimmery pearls on some of the snowflakes. Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #153

Welcome to this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge. Our colors are Bubblegum, Tangerine and Pear. My card uses card stock in Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up and Decorative Paper from Studio Calico. The card stock stickers are from Amy Tangerine. The pearls, seam binding, and Thank You button are all from my Studio Calico Card Kit of the Month. I decided to make an asymmetrical collage this week. 

I'm also entering this in the Moxie Fab World Card Making Day Week: Make A Thank You for a Chance to Win Challenge. Click here to join in all the fun.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. I hope you can join us and I can't wait to see the wonderful projects you create. 

And, be sure to join us next week. The Cafe will be celebrating our 3rd Birthday and we will have lots of fun and prizes. Make sure to follow the PDCC blog and follow us on Facebook so you don't miss a minute of the fun and prizes!!

Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween Rejects!

Hi everybody! I don't have anything new to share so I thought I would show you some Halloween items I made for the last Paper Crafts October Issue that were all rejected. Most of them use items from My Little Shoebox that I got from CARDS magazine. Thanks for taking a look. Check back tomorrow for the new Play Date Cafe challenge.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Candy Corn Jar

I made this card for the Jars of Joy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Click here to join in all the fun. I used the friendship jar and fillers stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the jar and the sentiment is from a Unity set called Hauntingly Sweet. I'm a total Candy Corn addict and this is my favorite sentiment EVER!! I've eaten way too much of it this weekend, but it was so good! Thanks for stopping by!

1. Stamps - Friendship Jar, Fillers - Papertrey Ink, Hauntingly Sweet - Unity Stamp Co
2. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento
3. Copic Markers
4. Twine - Halloween - Doodlebug Design
5. Patterned paper - Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up)
6. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day Blog Tour

Click here for the Lawnscaping Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the World Card Making Day Blog Tour! Today I'm sharing a Hello card. I'm entering this card into The Moxie Fab World Card Making Day Week: Make a Hello or Thinking of You Card For a Chance to Win. Click here to join in all the fun. I thought I would make a hello card to say Hello! to everyone who will be visiting my blog today. Thanks for stopping by! If you want to continue visiting blogs on the tour, click here to find links to the other participating blogs. 


1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up) 
2. Patterned Paper - Shoreline (American Crafts) 
3. Letter Dies (PTI) 
4. Corner rounder - Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers 
5. Twine - Miss Caroline (MME)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lawnscaping Blog Hop - Fall

Welcome to our Lawnscaping blog hop.  I'm so glad you're here!  You should have come to me by way of the fabulous Tracy Ercole.  The month's theme is: FALL and I decided to do a card for Thanksgiving. The hop runs from Friday, October 5th, until Sunday, October 7th.  Make sure to comment on all of the blogs to be eligible for some FANTASTIC prizes!  All of the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.

My card features two Lawn Fawn Stamp sets - Bannerific and Critters in the Burbs. All the papers are from Stampin' Up, the twine is from Lawn Fawn and the grass punch is Fiskars.

Now, head on over to the extremely talented Elena's Blog.  If you've gotten off-track, don't worry!  Head back to the Lawnscaping blog to see the complete list of designers and prize information! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I Froggot

Today we're having a blog hop featuring the Gina K. Stamp set called Take Note. I've also used one of my favorite Gina K stamps, Gnome One Like You. Thanks for stopping by!

1. Stamps - Take Note, Gnome One Like You - Gina K. Designs
2. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento
3. Colored Pencils - Prismacolor Pencils
4. Gamsol
5. Patterned paper - Studio Calico Card Kit Club
6. Card stock - Whisper White - Stampin' Up
7.  Pop dots
8. Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers
9. Twine - Stampin' Up

The Play Date Cafe #152

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe Challenge! This week we have everyone's favorite - a color challenge. Your card should have black and white with a splash of Plum. I decided to make a Halloween card. Be sure to LIKE The Play Date Cafe so you can keep up with our coming events. In 2 weeks we are having a HUGE 3 year celebration that will include lots of sponsors and prizes!!

This week The Play Date Cafe is welcoming a new Designer - Rachel Kleinman. Please click on over to her blog and welcome her!! We are so excited for her to join the team. Welcome Rachel!!

1. Card stock - Black, Grey (Stampin' Up)
2. Embossing Folder - Web (Stampin' Up)
3. Tag - Best Witches - We R Memory Keepers
4. Satin Ribbon - Grey (Stampin' Up)

This week our sponsor is The Freckled Fawn and their offering a $20 gift card for this week winner. Click on over and check out their awesome products. And don't forget to check out the other cards from our Design Team Members and leave them some love on their blogs. I hope you can play this week and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

November 1 Blog Candy Post

Hi Everybody! Welcome to this month's blog candy post. I didn't fit one in last month so I've added a few extra stamps this month. And, instead of a dog, this month I have a cute dragon named Snort. To be eligible to win, just make sure you're a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on October 31. I will announce the winner on November 1. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!!

What's included?
1. Three Stampin' Up Stamp sets - Sweets for the Sweet, Summer Splash, & For Everything
2. A Studio G Valentine stamp set
3. Two Imagininsce stamsp - ice cream cone & Flourish
4. Wooden Stamp - A Great Big Hug
5. Dragon - Douglas Cuddle Toy - Snort