Friday, November 25, 2011

Phindy's Place Friday - A Sprinkling of Snow

Good morning everyone, Happy Black Friday!  I've already been to Michael's and back and am ready to have a day at home of chores and crafting.  I am not a big black Friday shopper but if I can get a deal on my craft supplies, I will!  I also have big plans of getting my Christmas decorations up this weekend!  


Today at Phindy's Place we are starting our new challenge, A Sprinkling of Snow.  Snow themes are one of my most favorite cards to make, I just love this time of year!  For my project I used the Phindy's Place image, First Snow.  This little guy is such a cutie.  The minute I saw this digi I just HAD to have it!


I've seen this shape card several times and I just love the way it looks.  Plus, I always love to try out a new shape and style.  I think this little guy was just made for this type of card!

Materials Used:
Copic Markers - B28, B26, B24, B21, B02, B00, B000, B0000, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, E11, E01, E000, E0000
MS Snowflake Punches
Cricut Expression
Spellbinder's dies
TLC sentiment
Pearls
Viva Decor Ice White pearl pen

Here's a close up of this little guy.  


So, now it's your turn to make us your snow creation.  If you need inspiration don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and see all the other great cards that the DT created.

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Thursday, November 24, 2011

Meljen's Designs New Release Thursday

Good morning everyone and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of us in the United States!  I hope you are able to celebrate this day of thanks with family, friends and those you love.  We are off to my grandparents and then to my in-laws and I am grateful to have so much family to celebrate with!


Melissa has been busy at work and you won't believe what she has in store for you today.  Not only does she have a large release of images BUT she also has a sale that begins today!  Once you see all that she has you'll be drooling over it's wonderfulness, I know that I was!  Click HERE to get to the store and check out all the new images.


Before I get to my project for this week, let's check out all the mew images Melissa has released for you!



I mean really, look at all of these absolutely FABULOUS images, how can you go wrong!

Now, the challenge for this week is to use twine or string in your project.  Unfortunately, I neglected to add twine or string to my project.  So, I hope you can find some inspiration in my project BUT don't forget to add that twine or string!


For my project I did combine several of the new release images.  I used Stocking Kitty, Stocking Puppy and Joy garland.  I thought they worked wonderfully together.

Materials Used:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R21, G28, G17, G05, G02, E35, E33, E31, E30, C5, C3, C1, C0
Viva Decor Ice white perfect pearls pen
diamond stickles
MS large border punch
Fiskars flower punch
pearls
MS leaf punch

Here is a close up of my colored image.  For the word JOY I used a feathering technique I learned from Suzanne Dean in her Class 2.


I hope at the very least you can stop by the challenge blog and see all the other fabulous DT projects.  They really are amazing!  Again, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving or just a wonderful day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,







Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday - Anything Goes

Happy Tiddly Inks Tuesday to all of you!  We have made it to our last Anything Goes challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  And, our last one is going to be a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing.


For my project this week I used the Tiddly Inks image, Christmas Wishes.  I used this image to make a large gift tag.




Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Cricut Expression
Pearls
Flowers
Ribbon
Crystal Stickles
Glossy Effects

Here's a close up of this fabulous Tiddly inks Christmas image.


I do hope you have some extra time to stop by our challenge blog and at least leave some love for our fabulous DT.  They just out do themselves every time we have a new challenge.  I love to see what they create.
Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Monday, November 21, 2011

Meljen's Designs - Moose Lights

Welcome back on this Monday before Thanksgiving here in the United States.  My Christmas projects are now in full swing and the card I am posting this afternoon uses the Meljen's Designs Image, Moose Lights.  This is one of Melissa's older images, but a good one.  I hope to make this card into a boxed set, but for now I am showing it here for you.  If you like this stamp then you can find it HERE in the Meljen's Designs store.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Glossy Effects
Mosaic Tiles
Spellbinders dies

I HAD a close up but can't seem to find where I saved it.  Sometimes I get on auto pilot and don't pay attention to what I am doing.  Yesterday was one of those days.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Magnolia - Tilda with Cross stitch Heart

Good morning!  Today I am posting my latest project using one of the Magnolia images from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection.  My card is a combination card with gift. I've seen something similar to this before so I wanted to try it for myself.  On the inside are candles in a nice gift box attached to the card.


The stamp I used with this card is Tilda with Cross Stitched Heart.  All of these new Christmas/Winter Magnolia images are just adorable!  You can find them HERE at 7 Kids College Fund.



Here's what the inside of the card looks like.  The box on the right side has 3 Yankee Candle tea lights inside.  The left side is blank for the giver to write a sentiment inside.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
MS Large Border Punch
Flowers
Crystal Ice Stickles
Ribbon
Unity KOM sentiment
Spellbinders Dies

Here's a close up of my colored Tilda.


Thanks so much for stopping by today,



Friday, November 18, 2011

Phindy's Place Friday, Christmas Card

Well, here we are, we have actually made it to Friday.  Even better yet is that Friday's are when we start our challenges over at the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  This week we are looking for your Christmas projects.  I have certainly gotten in the Christmas spirit early this year and have been feverishly working away on Christmas projects.


Remember, you don't have to use a Phindy image to enter this week's challenge, but we would love if you did.  If you do use a Phindy's Place image then you get a second entry for that project.  Just label your second entry, Phindy's Place image.


For my project I used the Phindy's Place image, Milk and Cookies for Who?.  This could be the scene at my house soon enough.  With an almost three year old and three cats any food being left around, even cookies for Santa, is bound to get nibbled on.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R21, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, E55, E53, E51, E50
MS Large border Punch
Glossy Effects
TLC Christmas sentiment
Ribbon
Buttons
Spellbinders dies
SU circle punch


Here's a close up of my colored image.




So now it's your turn!  Dig out those Christmas images and let's see what you create!  Please also take the time to check out all the other projects by the Phindy's Place DT.  you'll be glad that you did!
Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DP2 - Fancy Folds

Hello out there in blog land.  I am back to post a project to enter into the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge for this week!  I always consider it a good day whenever I can make two posts!  Yeah!  Even better is being able to enter a card into a challenge, especially a challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Mo's images are on the long list of my most favorite images to work with.


My project for today uses the Mo's Digital pencil image, Bella Loves Christmas.  I purchased this one awhile back but haven't had the opportunity to use it until now.  For my "fancy fold"  I made a center step card.  This is becoming one of my most favorite cards to make.  



You know when you work on our projects and sometimes you look at them and say, Wow, what was I thinking?", or "I just LOVE the way this came out!"  Well, I just love this particular project!  The image is fabulous and the fold is eye popping and I am a glitter girl, so I just love how this card sparkles.  It is currently one of my favorites!


Materials Used:
Copic Markers - R39, R37, R35, R32, G29, G17, G05, G02, C5, C3, C1, C0
Silver Stickles
Silver Ice Stickles
Prima Flowers
MS Frond and leaf punch
Sentiment from SU Delightful Decorations set
Recollections glitter embellishments


Here's a close up of this oh so adorable Bella!



Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Tiddly Inks Tuesday

Good morning everyone!  Today is a beautiful Tuesday morning and a great day because it is Tiddly Tuesday!  Since it is still in the month of November we are still having our Anything Goes Challenge.  A new challenge is starting today but we are lucky enough to be able to use one of Christy's amazing images and allow our own creative juices to flow!  The last few weeks have had so many wonderful entries to our challenge I am really excited to see what this week's challenge will bring!


For my project I used the Tiddly Inks image, Annie's Pie.  You can find this image in the Tiddly inks basement shop.  She's just such a cutie, isn't she?!


Materials Used:
Copic markers
Prima Flowers
Pearls
Ranger Distress Ink stamp pad
Large Border Punch
Diamond Stickles


I think I was in a "yellow" mood last week.  It isn't a color I use very often and I happened to make several projects using this color, including this one.  Yellow is such a cheery, happy color, I guess I was in a light, happy mood!


Here's a close up of my colored image.




I hope you can take the time and stop by the challenge blog to see the fabulous projects by the other Tiddly Inks DT.  You'll be glad that you did!


Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, November 11, 2011

Phindy's Place Friday - Give Thanks

Good morning and thanks for stopping by on this Friday!  In the United States many of us have off today for Veteran's Day!  It's a day when we honor those men and women who choose to put their life on the line so the rest of us can stay safe!  My dad, grandfather and uncles are all veterans and so on this day they are honored with all those others who made this choice.


Today also means a new challenge over at the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  Our challenge for this week is to Give Thanks or a Thank You card.  There'a always someone or something to be thankful for, especially this time of year for those of us in the United States who are going to celebrate Thanksgiving soon!


For my card I used the Phindy's Place image, Nana's Pies.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, E47, E44, E43, E42
Flowers
Wild Honey Distress Ink Pad
Pearls
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Martha Stewart large border punch
SU sentiment from Holiday Best set

Here's a close up of this hard at work Nana.


I don't know about you but one of my favorite things about this time of year are all the apple pies my own grandmother and mother make.  They make Dutch Apple Pies, the ones that have the crumbs on the top instead of just crust.  Mmmmm, mmm, mmm, they are just the best.  You just can't beat these pies!

I hope you all have some time to stop by the challenge blog today and check out the other fabulous cards by the Phindy's Place DT.  You'll be glad that you did and hopefully you will be inspired to join our challenge for this week!

So glad you decided to stop by today,


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meljen's Designs - New Release Thursday

Good morning to all of you and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Since it's Thursday that means a new challenge and a new release from Meljen's Designs.  If you wait for this day every week then you won't be disappointed in what Melissa has for you!  Look below to see the wonderful new images she has created!



Aren't these mice just the cutest?!  What adorable fall images!  For my project I used the new image, Autumn Flower Mouse.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers - YR24, YR16, YR12, YR01, Y17, Y15, Y13, C5, C3, C1, C00
Martha Stewart large border punch
Pearls
Untiy KOM sentiment stamp
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Effects

Here's a close up of this adorable mouse!


I hope you have the time to stop by our challenge blog and join our challenge for this week!  Don't forget to check out the other DT cards, they are always such an inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,





Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Photo Inspiration

Today starts a new challenge over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.  This week we are using a photo for our inspiration.  Here is the photo we used below.


Here is the card I made using this photo.  On my card I used on of the new stamps from the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection,  MidWinter Tilda.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - B99, B97, B95, B91, E79, E77, E74, E71
Flowers
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders dies
Glossy Effects
Crystal Stickles
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Rhinestones

Here's a close up of my colored image.


So now it's your turn!  Stop by our challenge blog and enter our challenge for this week!  don't forget to check out our DT cards, they are fabulous, as usual!
So glad you stopped by today,



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday

Good morning on this wonderful Tuesday in November!  What makes it wonderful you ask?  Well, it's Tiddly Inks Tuesday, Of course!  Today is the day we start a new challenge over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!  Another wonderful thing about this day is that we are continuing our anything goes challenge for the whole month of November!  So, pull out that Tiddly Inks image and put your project together.  Be as creative as you can be!


For my project I used one of the new Lili Claire Christmas images, Lili Claire Warm Wishes.  I just love the Tiddly Inks Lili Claire images.  This one is just as cute as all of the others.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R21, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
SU Serene Snowflakes set
Fiskars Flower Punch
White Flock

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Now that you've seen my project I hope you can take the time to stop by the challenge blog and see all the other fabulous project by the other Tiddly Inks DT members.   

Thanks so much for stopping by today,




Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturated Canary - Challenge #2

Happy Monday evening!  Congratulations, you made it through the first day of the work week!  Today I am posting a card for the Saturated Canary Challenge.  I have had this one colored for awhile but, you know how it goes when trying to get a project put together.  I've finally finished and here you go!


The stamp I used for my project is called Magic.  This is such a cutie, I just love her outfit!


The challenge at Saturated Canary this week is a 1, 2, 3 challenge, 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments.  Well I have my 1 image, I have my 2 patterned papers and I have my 3 embellishments, although I interpreted this part slightly differently.  For my 3 embellishments I used flowers as 1 embellishment, pearls as another embellishment and my frond punch around my flowers as my 3rd embellishment.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Pearls 
Martha Stewart large border punch
Frond Punch
Unity KOM sentiment stamp

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Thanks so much for stopping by today,






Sunday, November 6, 2011

Meljen's - Harvest Snowman

Hello again!  Tonight I am posting a card I made using one of Meljen's Designs new release images for this week, Harvest snowman.  Snowmen images are among my favorite for winter so I enjoyed coloring this image. The card I made is a shaker card, I wanted it to look like snow, almost like a snow globe.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Cricut Expression
Glitter
Flourished border
Sentiment from Unity Oct. 2010 KOM
Diamond Glitter

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Thanks so much for stopping by today,