Dec 31, 2009

You're my favorite...Penny Black

Happy New Years everyone. Hope you'll all have a fun and safe day and hope all your wishes will come true for 2010!!

Here's a card I made the other day using a clear stamp from Penny Black - my all time favorite stamp company. It'from the set "Critter Party".





I colored the image with copics. Papers are from Stampin Up and DCWV. I embellished with stickles glitter, prima flowers, ribbon and brads. I also used my sewing machine around the edges. The white edges were sponged a little for a softer look.

My sketch is from this week's Monday Mojo.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Hope you'll have a fantastic day!!

Dec 29, 2009

Dazzling Diamonds Snow----DTC39

Happy Tuesday!!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday, I did and luckily my husband ended up having both christmas eve and christmas day off, which doesn't happen very often. Plus he'll be home for new year's eve and new years day too.


Today's card is for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Our hostess Michelle R. wanted to see Dazzling Diamonds glitter used as snow.




I am so thankful for the challenge, because my almost full jar of dazzling diamonds was very neglected, because I've been using stickles glitter for a while now for the ease of use. I realized how much more sparkly dazzling diamonds are and I'll be using them up now for sure. If you look closely you might be able to tell the difference. I used stickles on the punched out snowflakes and dazzling diamonds on the "snow" on the ground and house.

My image is from Soft Pencil, who is our sponsor this week, and they generously let us design team members choose one of their winter scene stamps. They are all so cute, but this one was my favorite.

Paper is from Basic Grey and Stampin up. Sentiment is from Stampin up. Image was colored with Copics. I did some machine sewing with my janome mini, and embellished with some ribbon and punched out snowflakes.

If you're up for a challenge using dazzling diamonds on a snowy scene, why not join us at digital tuesday. You might be the winner of some cute images by Soft Pencil.

Have a fantastic day!

Dec 22, 2009

Let it snow --- DTC38, and snowman card

Happy tuesday!!

Are you all set and ready for the holidays?? I still have to get a couple of things and wrap a few gifts for the kids, hopefully I'll get it done after they go to sleep tonight.

I made today's card for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Michelle P. chose the theme

"Let is snow".

She wants to see lots of snowflakes on our projects. I had so much fun making this card as it was actually still snowing when I made it! Plus this image from Mo Manning is just too adorable and so much fun to color.



I used copics for coloring. Added dazzling diamonds with a two way glue pen. I found the sentiment on the computer doing a search for scrapbooking verses. I thought it was perfect. The inside is not done yet, but it will say "happy winter" inside.

Colored card stock and papers are all from stampin up, designer paper is retired. Embellishments and tools are ribbon, stickles, martha stewart snowflake and lace border punch, eyelet, dazzling diamonds.

And here's a picture with the tag pulled out.



And here is the matching card I made for the gift set in my last post. I used the Penny Black stamp "snowy". It is the same sketch I used on my card above, just rotated things a little bit. Everything actually is pretty identical, I did use other designer papers and sentiment.


Card stock and designer papers both from stampin up and my local stamping store.
The sentiment is from Stampin Up's retired set "Season's greetings".

Thanks so much for visiting me today, hope you like the card and if you're up for a challenge over the holidays why not join us at digital tuesday for a chance to win some images from Dustin Pike?

That's it from me for now and since I don't plan on posting again until after christmas I am going to wish you all a

Merry Christmas

or

Happy Holidays

whatever you celebrate - have a fun time with your families!!

Dec 20, 2009

A little gift set

Here's a little gift set I made last week.
It includes a notebook,
matching calendar bookmark and pen, and a "snowman soup". I also attached a gift card to a local store. The computer generated sentiment on the bookmark is

"Laugh joyfully,
live fully,
keep happiness in your heart."


Snowman soup

Was told you've been real good this year
always glad to hear it.
With freezing weather drawing near,
you'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little snowman soup
complete with stirring stick
just add hot water, sip it slow,
it's sure to do the trick.

My snowman soup includes a packet of hot cocoa with marshmallows, two hershey kisses and a candy cane.



The bookmark has the new 2010 calendar printed on the opposite side. I got the calendar template from here. I got the colored designer papers at the local stamp store, have no clue who the maker is. Card stock and aqua designer paper is from Stampin Up.

Have a great day everyone, be sure to check back tuesday, I'll have the matching card for you as well as my digital tuesday design team card.

Dec 15, 2009

It's a birthday theme

Happy Tuesday!! Hope you're having a fantastic day. It is very cold here in Illinois so I am happy to be able to stay in this morning!

Today's card is for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Maria chose the theme "Happy Birthday" for us. Make a Birthday something. It was so nice to make a non-christmas card for a change!

My digital image is from "Cuddly Buddly" And it is actually a freebie. I knew I wanted to use this image right away when I saw it. I made it for my kids to give to their dad on his birthday.
I colored it using copics. The elefants ears were popped up with dimensionals.

All papers are from stampin up, the sentiment too.
I have a super busy day ahead of me, so that's it for today.

I hope you stay warm whereever you are and maybe you'll find some time to join us with the challenge for a chance to win some goodies from Ildi Co. - our sponsor of the week.

Dec 8, 2009

Inspired by the "12 days of christmas" - DTC36

Happy Tuesday all!!
Hope everyone is doing great and enjoys this holiday season! I am all set, presents are just about all bought and my tree is up and looks pretty :-) Just have lots of wrapping to do now.

Today's card is for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Our hostess Lorraine chose an awesome challenge for us, to make a card inspired by a Christmas verse or carol. So much fun!!

My first song choice was "Jingle Bells" and I really wanted to make a card inspired by "Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh". But, since my husband didn't get a chance to draw me a "one horse open sleigh" image and I could not find one online, I thought of my "lovebirds on a branch" image and immediately had the "12 days of christmas" song in mind.




I did minimal coloring with Stampin Up markers and copics. Used the Martha Stewart branch punch and some red brads for a christmassy feel. I also added frosted lace stickles to some of the branches to make it look cold.
My designer paper is from Stampin Up from a couple of years ago. Card stock is white and sage shadow.

I layered the image on a paper doily. To finish off the card I added some ribbon, sentiment on the tag and cuttlebugged corners with charms on each one.

This image is available in my etsy store, and right now if you buy 3 images you can choose 2 additional images for free.

This card also fits the challenge at this week's cupcake craft challenge with a similar theme "Sing a christmas carol".

Ok, that's it for today, if you're up for a fun challenge why not join us at digital tuesday for a chance to win some digis from my store the Digital Stamp Oasis.

Dec 1, 2009

Digital Tuesday #35 - Christmas Sparkle

Hello and a happy tuesday! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!

I made this card for this week's digital tuesday challenge, which is Christmas Sparkle. Love the challenge because I love all kind of sparkle.

My image is from Mo Manning, who is also our sponsor this week, and she generously let us design team members choose one of her images.




I colored it with copic markers. The designer paper is from Basic Grey. Card stock by Stampin up. I know it is hard to see the sparkles in the picture, but you can trust me - it's there. I applied it to the garland, the candles and flame, the slippers and the flower centers in the designer paper.
To finish off this card I added the sentiment (by Stampin up), and ribbon.

Thanks so much for looking, hope you'll be able to play along for a chance to win something fun from Mo's digital pencils.