Wednesday, June 30, 2010

N for Noel

At ABC Christmas Challenge Blog we are up to the letter N - N for Noel
Created this card using the CB embossing folder and sanded away to make the ornaments pop. Added rhinestones for bling and a border punch at the bottom.
The Noel embossing is also from CB.


Took me awhile to think of how I was going to enter this challenge at Winter Wonderland.
The challenge was strawberry and cream.
This adorable image of a little girl who ripped open the present to reveal this adorable kitty.

Image - from web site unknown
sentiment from Stampendous
Border punch by Fiskars
White ribbon by SU!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Celebrate Summer

Celebrate Summer at Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog.
So I used my new Provo Craft embossing die set that I got for 2.00 at Big Lots.

Cover sentiment by SU! and inside sentiment by Stampendous. Added more embossed die pieces inside as well.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Snowflake Horizon

Love how this card came out if I can say that.{blush}
I stamped the Hampton Art stamp image (twice), that I picked up at Michael's, in VersaMark ink and sprinkled Stampendous White Pearls embossing powder.
Added a ribbow from SU across the top and hung three MS snowflakes.
The blue toned CS by DCWV.

Entering this card into 2 challenges
Daring Cardmakers asked for ice and snow and Get Sketchy gave us this sketch to work with.

A Butterfly of thanks - Martha Stewart

I bought this wonderful Butterfly stamp set by Martha Stewart (6 butterflies in clear acrylics) last night at Wal-Mart for 5.00 USD. When I saw it - I had to create a thank you card with my MIL in mind.

This card will go with a few challenges:
Sketch at Crazy4Challenge (see below sketch)
One Stop Craft Challenge - use Pink and Brown
And also at PollyCraft Monday challenge to use pink - which is my fav color!
At Practical Scrappers - use a border punch - I used Martha Stewart
Embossing by Stampendous, misc ric rac, pink paper from SU, card base from DCWV

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Winner of my blog candy

Hello All,
11 entries into the give-a-way
Using - #8 was chosen

# 8 entry was Sassy.
Sassy said...

Cute, cute, cute stamp set! I am a follower.

June 27, 2010 8:43 AM

Please email me your mail address and I will mail your item on Monday or Tuesday.

thanks for joining and welcome to my blog!

Happy Birthday card with Tim Holtz Bingo folder

Blog candy entry below. Closing tonight.

Embossed and sanded the Sizzix folder, followed along with a few challenges:
Boy birthday card at Polka Doodles,
Birthday card at CRAFT and ME sponsored by Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps
Something for the boys at Charisma Cards with two prizes from DigiStamp Boutique and All That Scraps,
Awesome color challenge of Black, Lime Green and Lilac at C.R.A.F.T in which Sassy Studio Designs is the sponsor.
The request of embossing at Allsorts sponsored by One stop card crafts and to tie it all together I used the sketch challenge at Sunday Sketch and a Stamp sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity

AC Moore Coupons

Blog Candy entry posting is below - closing tonight.

click and print
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Tim Holtz Embossing folder Thank you card

Arrow down for the Blog Candy entry posting below - closing tonight.

I was excited to pick up the pair of Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder at AC Moore on Friday night.
I made this Thank you card by embossing a white core card front and inking it with my ColorBox Cat eye ink.
The Sentiment is from Inkadinkado, and I used the SU punch and raised on foam squares.
The ric rack is from a huge bag I just scored from a local thrift store.
The Circles were punched from my dual small circle punch form Creative Memories.

To help me complete this card I used the sketch from 365 Cards Day 118 sketch:

Last day to enter Blog Candy *HERE*

If you would like to enter to win this adorable Unity Stamp set "Girl of the Moment" please leave a comment.

You have to be a follower.
You can be a new follower (click follow above or to the right), you could be a current follower who comments a lot, or you could be what we call a silent follower "lurker" .... just leave a comment here.
I will pull the name tonight at 8:PM EST and you must be a follower.

Good luck to all!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Blog Candy for followers new and current!

Hello all,
Today is my announcement of a give-a-way right here to my followers.
If you like to enter to win this adorable Unity Stamp set "Girl of the Moment"

You have to be a follower. You can be a new follower (click follow above or to the right), you could be a current follower who comments a lot, or you could be what we call a silent follower "lurker" .... just leave a comment here. I will pull the name on Sunday and you must be a follower. I'll try and keep this to the top of my blog too.

Good luck everyone.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Showcase 12 still time to enter and my give-a-way blurb

Hi Folks, you saw my mini wall plaque below, lets see what you can create up Showcase #12.

REMINDER: For this week it will run from Monday June 21th to 8 p.m. CST on Friday June 25th, please register your home decor themed projects at Cute and Some.

We have one entry and we know yours will be inspiring too.
Look forward - so you still have a better part of a day and 1/2 to complete the decor item.
It can we a wall hanging, a door decor, perhaps a favorite saying or inspirational thought.

Check in with you all! Have a good day.

Also reminder -stop back at my blog here on Friday -I'll be announcing a blog follower give-a-way. I'll show the items and how to enter.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Motivational wall canvas

I made this for my daughter today. She is finishing her Summer Session I at Northeastern University and soon to start her Co-Op at a hospital in a couple weeks. I am so proud of her and want her to know it.

This is a small canvas square I picked up at Michael's. Painted it with this wonderful purple (her sorority color) Use this beautiful gold acrylic paint to make this rough star. All around the perimeter I wrote inspiration thoughts to keep her going through a 6 year program.
I can't wait to give it to her next week.

I am entering this into the Crafty Creation "shine" challenge.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hugs & Kisses Baby dear

I made this card for a few challenges - it just sort of came together and I am quite pleased with it. I have no one to give it to yet.. .just keep it in my stash I suppose.

The image is from Stampendous P. Hillman TV004 Betty Bubbles
The two sentiments are from Inkadinkado
The border punch from MS, misc pearls.

The Pink Elephant - pink and black
Scrappy Frog Challenge - this sketch (see below)
Sentimental Sunday - favorite sentiment "hugs&kisses"
Create4Fun challenge - baby card

Showcase 12 now open

Hello, everyone! Registration for Showcase #12 is now open!!!

For this week it will run from Monday June 21th to 8 p.m. CST on Friday June 25th, please register your home decor themed projects at Cute and Some.

Here is what are lead fairy Audrey designed. Isn't it fabulous!!!!
Get your creative thoughts together and show us your entries. For information and registration, please click here for a direct link to the post.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Michael's coupon

20% off coupon at M's

Welcome New Followers

Thanks for stopping by. Welcome and hope you are inspired and also learn of new blogs and their challenges too.

I also post weekly coupons for ACM and Michael's. You can do a search on my blog if you are looking for something. I find this a time saver for me too!

Stay tuned as I'll be announcing a give-a-way on Friday.
Be sure to stop by then and comment.

Happy Father's Day.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

M is for Mistletoe

At ABC Christmas challenge blog - we are up to the letter M. 1/2 done. I have missed a few alphabet letters but I still have a stash left over from last year!

Since I did not have any true mistletoe stamps I resorted to the image section of Google. I added crackle medium to the background image except the actual plant. Please click the pic to see the crackle effect.

The back ground DCWV card stock is fabulous for embossing with the Cuttlebug folders. Been using the DCWV cards all day and sanding them to expose the white core.
The prize is hosted by Stamp and ABC Challenge Blog.

D2D digi - Make a Wish

I used the digi I got for entering week 2. Here is my card and you can see more ideas at Delightful Inspirations.
I embossed the base cardstock with the numbers Cuttlebug folder. Added the candles embossing folder. (Added glitter to the flames)
To help me complete the card I used the layout at Create4Fun
Inside sentiment from Inkadinkado

AC Moore Coupon

Vintage Christmas card

At Christmas Stampin All Year Long - this weeks challenge was to go Vintage.
The image is from Google, the embossing on the base card was sanded (Cuttlebug folder) the sentiment is a stamp from Inkadinkado.
The lace is from a spool I had from Jo-Ann's and the buttons are truly vintage. Take a look at the two on the right - those are wooden buttons. (I even left the vintage thread in one of them) I got them in a yard sale last year.
I am entering this in at CSAYL and Sunday Sketch and Stamp

deck the halls

Edited: On Sunday. I wasn't happy with the card below -so I added 2 loops of red ribbon. This is to tie in the holly berries and fill in the empty space. See the after card.
Created this card using the sketch at Allsorts.
Since my card was not a square - I was able to get two rows of 3 instead of 3 rows of 3.
I ran the squares through the Allegra Music embossing folder to mimic music sheet to go with the song "deck the halls with boughs of holly".
I punched the branches using the Martha Stewart punch to make a little gathering of holly. And added a few near the sentiment. I computer generated the text and use SU punches to mount it on foam tape.

This week sponsor at Allsorts is

Project Tuesday Glitter Windows

Loved this technique at Project Tuesday we were asked to make a card with glitter windows. What that is, is a section of your card that had been punched out, packaging tape adhered sticky side up to the back of the strip and then you pour glitter over the "sticky" window. Almost like stained glass. It's a shame you adhere it to the base card. I am going to try it with it as a true window!

Anyway, here is my entry.
The flower punched out sections is a retired SU punch.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Winner at ABC Christmas Blog

I won last weeks letter L at ABC Christmas Challenge blog. You can see my card here.
The prize I won was a 15.00 voucher at
She has wonderful stuff!

Won't you join this week - Letter M - Mistletoe. Going to make my entry tonight.