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Nov 24, 2009

Thank you - Digital Tuesday #34

Happy Tuesday!!

The challenge over at digital tuesday today is "Thank you". I don't know about you, but I really should be making and sending out more thank you cards.

This sweet cupcake image is from "Creations by Penny" who is also our sponsor this week. Winner can choose 5 images from her store. How fun is that!

Image is colored with copics. Papers are from Stampin Up and DCWV. I embellished with some double stitched ribbon and prima flowers, and added dots of stickles to the cupcake frosting.

The sketch is from Friday Sketchers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you'll have a fantastic day, and a

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

(if you are celebrating this thursday!!)

Nov 20, 2009

Look through the window...

Happy Friday!

The newest stamp tutorial on Gina K's StampTV is called "Faux Window". I loved how Gina's card turned out and wanted to give it a try.

The image I used is "A christmas snowman" from the Digital Stamp Oasis. (Don't forget the buy 3 get 2 free sale!)

I added some shimmery lace,that I found at a flea market, to frame the window. My designer paper is from Basic Grey, card stock is white and chocolate chip from stampin Up.

I embellished with some punched out flowers using SU's boho blossom punch and spring bouquet punch, and added silver brads as flower centers. I really wanted gold brads and since I am out of them, I just applied gold stickles to them. To finish the card off I added frosted lace stickles for the now, and more gold stickles ot the star and garland on the christmas tree. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's set "warm wisches, ribbon is retired cranberry crisp, also stampin up.

This card also fits the challenge over at Dare you to digistamp, which is "glitter" and
the basic grey challenge which is "Glitz and bling".

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Nov 18, 2009

Embossed digital stamp - with a new DSO image

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Have you ever tried heat embossing a digital image? I did, this is my first try. I have a bunch of glossy card stock from stampin up and thought I'd give it a try. It worked like a charm. The ink was wet enough to sprinkle some embossing powder over it and heat set with a heating tool. I am so excited!!

Before I started sponging, I used a white crayola crayon to add some highlights where I didn't want my ink to show. Then I used several Stampin Up inks to sponge on some color. I am pretty pleased how this turned out.

This is a brand new image that I finally had the chance to upload to my etsy store. I've been asking my husband to draw a boat image forever, and I really had it for a few weeks now, just never had the time to "clean it up". Well, finally - here it is!

Here's a few challenges I was inspired by.

Cupcake craft challenge - use a digi
365 cards - ad inspired
Corrosive challenge- embossing

digi-stamp: At sea (digital stamp oasis)
ink: HP inkjet, night of navy, not quite navy, almost amethyst, pumpkin pie, summer sun
paper: white glossy card stock (stampin up), night of navy
Accessories and tools: clear embossing powder, white crayola crayon, sponge wedges, brown copic

Nov 17, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #33 - a color challenge

Hi all and thanks for visiting my blog today.

It is tuesday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at the digital tuesday challenge blog. It is my turn to host and I chose a color challenge.

**white, purple and gold or silver**
You may use yellow or gray in place of the metallics.

My image is from Cute Daisy May, our sponsor this week, and they generously let the design team members choose one of their sheets to work with. They have so many adorable images to choose from, it was so hard to choose!

I colored my digital image with copics. The tree is from Stampin Up. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then sponged some yellow ink around it for a little glow. My papers are elegant eggplant and prints designer paper in lovely lilac (I believe -I got it in a package with others at a yard sale.)

Sentiment is from an old stampin up set. To finish the card off, I added some punched out flowers using Stampin Up's retired spring bouquet punch, with gold brads and used a glitter pen on the star and wings for some shimmer. Sorry it came out gray in the picture.

If you're up for a challenge, why not grab a digi and join us at digital tuesday for a chance to win some cute images from Cute Daisy May. They are giving away 5 (!!) sheets of their adorable digis. One sheet typically has 4 images, so that would be about 20 images. How fun is that.

Nov 16, 2009

Up on the housetop

Good morning everyone!

I usually don't post cards in the morning but I had such a surprisingly busy day yesterday that I didn't have time to post.

This image is a stamp from Whipper Snapper. I colored it with copics. Santa and the present in front of the chimney were cut out and mounted with dimensionals. Then I cut out and mounted the snow in front with two dimensionals for a even more popped up look. Added frosted lace glitter to the "snow".

The Designer Paper is from Stampin up, from my scrap box. I added a red grosgrain ribbon to finish the card. A pretty simple card, even though it did take a little time to cut out parts of it. Oh, and the sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set.

This cards fits this week's Cute Card Thursday, which is "Glitter me silly".

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you are having a wonderful day!


Nov 13, 2009

Mojo Monday meets Cupcake Craft

Happy weekend to all of you!

Hope you're having some fun things planned. I just hope that this cough quits for the night and that I won't wake up with a sore throat again... I just had enough of this sickness.

Here's a card I made using this week's mojo monday sketch.

The image is from the Daisie company, a digi from a set of 20 images. You can see some more images from the set in the post below. I just love this cute snowman, and the best part of it is, I can change the size of this snowman!!! He's pretty small on this card. I colored him using copics.

The designer papers are from basic grey. Other papers are from Stampin Up. I used the Martha Stewart snowflake punch to make the snowflakes. Sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set.

This card also fits this week's cupcake craft challenge, which is "Snow much fun".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, hope you liked my card.

Nov 10, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Holiday Wishes

Hi all!

I have another Christmas card for you today. It is my Design Team card for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge hosted by Anjou. Our theme is

~Holiday Wishes~

I was searching the web the other day and found this really cute set of digis from the Daisie Company. I had to have it as I always wanted to have a gingerbread house and gingerbread boy image.

I colored with copic markers and applied frosted lace stickles on the "icing" and crystal effects on the "candy". The gingerbread kids were cut out and adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is from a old Stampin Up set. I embellished with a martha stewart punched border and added a cocoa button with linen thread. Card stocks used are Georgia Pacific white, green galore and real red.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. maybe you'll find some time to join us in the challenge, Dustin Pike is our sponsor again this week, and he is giving away three of his adorable digis to one lucky winner!!!

Have a fabulous day,

Nov 7, 2009

Scrapbox Challenge #5 - it's all about Santa

Hi all and a happy weekend!

The theme for this scrapbox challenge is "Santa Clause". If you're up for a challenge using only designer paper scraps from your scrapbox, just make a card with Santa somewhere on your project and Designer papers only from your scrapbox. Remember, this is just for fun and if you'd like me to come see your creation just leave your name and card link with mr. linky.

If you are new to the scrapbox challenge: Anyone can play along, but please enter new cards only with mr. linky. This is just for the fun of getting myself (and maybe you) to use up designer paper scraps from my (your) ever growing stash. There is no design team and no prizes to win, it's just for fun!

For my card I used one of my favorite christmas stamps from Penny Black "Santa's comin' ".
Image was colored with copic markers. This was a super simple card to make. The designer paper is a scrap from a retired stampin up christmas designer paper. The strip was perfect for this, I didn't have to trim anything off. I embellished with some red grosgrain ribbon and did some paper piercing along the bottom edge. The sentiment is from Stampin Up (Warm words).

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Hope you like the project and maybe you'll join me in using up your scraps!

Nov 4, 2009

Penny Black Challenge - White

When I read what this week's Penny Black Challenge was I knew I was going to have to find time to make a card.

The challenge is

White on White

I used "Snowy" from Penny Black. Isn't he just too cute!! My dear husband bought this stamp for me last winter.

I colored with copics and added frosted lace stickles to the hat. I went a little overboard with it and ended up applying it around the edges and all over the snowflakes too. I embellished with ribbon and paper snowflakes. You can read the full recipe below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you liked the card, I sure had lots of fun making it!

Stamps: Snowy (penny black), sentiment (stampin up), tiny snowman in sentiment (stampin up)
Paper: whisper white (stampin up)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Accessories and Tools: white grosgrain ribbon, frosted lace stickles glitter, several sizes of circle punches, swiss dots embossing folder, rectangle scallop nestabilities, big kick, martha stewart snowflake punch

Nov 1, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 31 .........Flowers Feature

Hi all and welcome to my blog!
Life outside the computer is still keeping me very busy, so here's a quick post and a clean and simple card for you!

I made this card for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Our hostess Susie wants to see Flowers feature on our projects.

My image was a freebie from our sponsor, Fred She Said. There is actually more foliage in this image but I cut it out. All papers as well as the sentiment are from Stampin Up. I kept it pretty simple, embellished with some paper piercing and ribbon and added some stickles glitter to the flower center.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you can join us this week at digital tuesday for a chance to win a gift certificate from Fred She Said.

Have a great day!