Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year & Twisted Thursday

Sadly, my time as a Guest Designer at Shirley's 2 Girls has come to an end. The images there are so fun to work with. I want to thank Georgia and the rest of the DT.

My last project is using some of the cute images for New Year's in the January Set. I chose to make another wine bottle tag since we have a party to go to and I'll guessed it... a bottle of wine. I found a cute champagne bottle card template (from Mirkwood Designs) and cut it in half.

The theme is New Beginnings this week and we hope you will join us over at the Challenge Blog.
Hope you all have a wonder New Year's.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snowflakes and Stockings Continued...

Here's where the stockings come in...

This second card uses one of Elisabeth Bell's images from Whiff of Joy Stamps. The image is from the 2009 Winter Kit. I am also entering this in the monthly challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.

The image was colored with Copics and then distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink. I stamped some swirls with holly using a stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's. The candy cane stamp is from the Christmas Words stamp set from Inkadinkado. I used Fired Brick distress ink on craft paper and distressed the edges of everything with Vintage Photo. The scallop square is from a Spellbinders die and the snowflakes were made using a Martha Stewart punch and Fired Brick distress ink and Stickles.

Here's the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Snowflakes and Stockings

Two more cards to share today. Still Christmas cards. The monthly challenge over at the Elisabeth Bell's World challenge blog is a winter theme. I just love her images and the biggest problem is chosing which one to use.

This first card uses the Letters to Santa image from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection found here.

It's colored with Copics and I added some stickles glitter for the snow and the trim on her hat and coat. The snowflake is a Quickutz die and the scalloped circles was made with a spellbinders die. I used Vintage Photo and Antique Linen distress inks to add a vintage feel to the card.

To be continued...

Christmas a little late

I have a couple postings today. I know Christmas is past but I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Unfortunately now that I'm working two jobs, my crafting time has been almost non-existent. I did manage to take two days off before the holiday and get some cards done. Nothing too exciting. I kept them pretty basic.

The first uses this adorable Elisabeth Bell image from Belles-n-Whistles. The circle sentiment is from Cats Life Press.

This one I used a Sarah Kay image. This is probably my favorite Sarah Kay image.

Thzese are gift card holders I made for our friends kids. The template is a freebie over at the Waltzing Mouse. The circle sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twisted Thursday and Dog Treats

Hello. It's Thursday already and time for another challenge at Shirley's 2 Girls. The theme this week is anything. I made a treat bag topper and filled it with dog treats for my neighbor's dogs. I used the image Joyful Noise and colored it with Copics. I used a spellbinder die for the circles and the tag shape. A Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes. I used forest moss distress ink and then added some stickles to the snowflakes.
Sorry for the poor pictures. I think my digital camera is ready to retire. Maybe Santa will bring me a new one. Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you all have wonderful Holiday!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Twisted Thursday at S2G

It's time for another Twisted Thursday over at Shirley's 2 Girls. The challenge this week is to use flocking on your card or project. I chose to use a white glitter flocking on my snowflake attached to the bow and on the green snowflake border on the bottom of my tag. This adorable image is called "Won't Go". Be sure to stop over at the blog and see what the wonderful DT has created this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bring on the Bling

Bring on the bling this week over at Shirley's 2 Girls for the Twisted Thursdays Challenge.

I used the Santa & Toys image. You can find it over at the S2G Shop. I colored it with Copics and added some red, white & green stickles to the image. I also used some gold stickles for the snowflake which was made from my Quickutz die. The glitter paper is from My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter collection. The script on the other paper was made with a rubber stamp and then distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Other materials used:
Spellbinders - Eyelet Squares
Cuttlebug - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz - December Rubber Stamp
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shirley's 2 Girls Two-fer Today

I have two cards to share with you today. I was asked to be a guest designer this month over at Shirley's 2 Girls and I couldn't be more excited. The first card is for this week's challenge where the theme is Buttons & Ribbon. I used the Coffee & Muffin image and tried to give it a holiday feel.

The second card is a wedding card I made using the Happy Couple image from Shirley's 2 Girls. I just love this image!

Be sure to stop over at the Shirley's 2 Girls blog and see what the amazing DT has created. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sparkle & Scallops

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this week's challenge at Stamp R Us. Sparkles and scallops is the theme. This cute Sledding Snowman image was colored with copics and then I added some stickles for a little sparkle. The scallop punch is from Martha Stewart. If you're looking for some cute images to get started on those Holiday cards, then stop over and check TSB's adorable images.

And...if you haven't heard, Tracey (the artist and owner of TSB) has been chosen to be one of the new artists at Unity Stamps Co. Congratulations Tracey!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Anything Goes at MelJen's

I made this diaper cake for baby shower a few weeks ago and thought I would post it since the theme is "Anything Goes" over at MelJen's DT and Challenge Blog. The baby's room is a Jungle Babies theme and the first thing I thought of was MelJen's adorable stamps. I colored them with copics and used a spellbinder die for the circles. The palm trees were some black and white clip art I found.
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 25, 2010

TSB and Paper Playtime Challenge

Hi. It seems like forever since I've been able to post something. The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this weeks challenge over at Paper Playtime. The theme this week is Halloween. I used the Haunted Bird House image and colored it with copics. The papers are from MME and the sentiment is Cats Life Press and the Boo cutouts are from Quickutz. Be sure to stop over at The Stamping Boutique and check all the new images they have.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Belles & Whistle Birthday Card

Here's the second post for today. My cousin's 30th birthday is tomorrow and I wanted to make her a special card. I attempted my first ever criss cross card. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. I kept it clean and simple (which is also this week's challenge over at BNW). I colored her with copics and used one of my new nestabilities for the circle. The paper is from MME.

Hope you like it.

Cute and Cuddly from Pollycraft

Almost Friday!!! (yeah!). I have two quick posts for your today. The first is a wedding card that I made using the cute bride and groom image from Pollycraft. I just love these bears. Their challenge this week is Cute and Cuddly. I kept it very simple. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The image is colored with copics and some stickles for a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More Sneak Peeks for The Stamping Boutique

Hello again. I'm back with two more sneak peek cards for The Stamping Boutique's new releases on September 18th. The first one is the Ice Princess image. I colored her with copics and added some white and silver stickles for a little glam. The edges were distressed with weathered wood TH distress inks and the snowflake is a Quickutz die that I added some glitter to.

The second card is this darling gingerbread man image. For this image, I colored it with prisma pencils and OMS. Again, I added some stickles and foam dots to make the image stand out. The snowflake border punch is from Fiskars.

Don't forget to check out The Stamping Boutique at PCP for it's Digi Day on September 18th.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sneak Peek from The Stamping Boutique

I have another post for you today. Tracey over at The Stamping Boutique has been working extra hard to bring us some fabulous new images. She will be releasing these images in the store on September 18th. There is also a Digi Day planned for the release at Paper Craft Planet, so be sure to head over there and join if you're not already a member. There will lots of fun and games.
Remember Candyland? Doesn't this image take you back to your childhood year's and the fun you had playing this game? I colored it with copics and added several different colors of stickles. This image just begs for sparkles. I have two more cards with sneak peeks to share with you later today, so be sure to check back.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sprinkled with Love

Happy Tuesday! Today I'd like to share a card with you that I made for my son to give to his girlfriend for her birthday. The image is from Belles-n-Whistles. I'm entering it this week's challenge, which is to use lace. It may be a bit of a stretch but I'm counting the Lacey Heart punch from Martha Stewart as my lace and the border punch. I colored the image with copics and distressed the edges of the paper and added some TH Distress Crackle Paint to all the edges. The circle sentiment is from Cat's Life Press and the sentiment inside is from Tiddly Inks Digital Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bookmark Challenge

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge over at the Dutch Dare Card Challenge. We were asked to create a bookmark for back to school. I used this cute little girl pocket image from TSB.

Don't forget about the monthly challenge at The Stamping Boutique. You can check it out here. Also, be sure to look out for the new images coming on September 18th.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Best Wishes from The Stamping Boutique

Hello. I'm back from vacation but unfortunately my mind has stayed in Mrytle Beach. I haven't had time to unpack or anything else productive. Since I've been MIA for a while, I wanted to put together a card real quick this morning. The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this week's challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. The challenge over there is to use the sentiment Best Wishes on your card or project. I used the Audrey with Ladybugs image from TSB. If you haven't been over to the shop yet, please stop over at The Stamping Boutique and check out the new images.

Sorry this post is short. Gotta go to work. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Bella Recipe

Happy Monday! It's time for another challenge over at Bella Digi Studio. This week's challenge is a recipe created by the talented Jana.


3 patterned papers (one can be embossed)

2 embellishments

1 image

1 sentiment

The weather has taken a nice change for the cooler here in Philly and I'm looking forward to fall. So I thought I'd make an autumn card. I used the Gherkin Sprite image from the Little Wings collection and stamped some leaves around the edge. The papers are from My Mind's Eye - Bloom and Grow collection, along with some brown craft paper. I added some distress crackle paint in picket fence around the edges of some the pieces and the flower.

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop over at the challenge blog to see what lovely cards the rest of the DT has made and leave 'em some love.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Digi Day Event in Honor of TSB's 1st Birthday

It's The Stamping Boutique's 1st Birthday and I made a wiper card using the new blog colors of pink and green, along with this great birthday bunny image.

The Latte Lounge is hosting it's first Digi Day Event in honor of TSB's 1st birthday. There will be fun and games, a freebie and this awesome prize below.

Come join us tonight from 7-9 PM, CST at The Latte Lounge and get a freebie for attending. You will get this Jennifer Latte image (isn't she great??)

Hope to see you all there. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bella's Monday Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Bella Digi Studio. This challenge was use one of the Bella digital backgrounds on your card. I choose the Wood Grain Scroll Border background along with Snooty Kitty from the Little Furries collection and the Hello Dear Friend sentiment. For the background stamp, I change the scroll color to brown and then added some pink with my copics. The flowers were made with my Quickutz die. The cardstock is from DCWV Garden Party. I kept it pretty simple. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sketch Wednesday Over at Bella Digi Studio

It was my turn to create the sketch over at the Bella Digi Studio challenge blog. This is my first sketch so I kept it pretty simple. For my card, I used the Pity Kity image from the Little Loves collection. The two squares were embossed with a Sizzix folder and distressed with Chipped Sapphire and the larger rectangle embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then sanded for added texture. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Fiskars and was cut out using one of my Nestabilities.

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Back to School Blog Hop

It's time for another blog hop with The Stamping Boutique. And were showing off some of the new Back To School images. So head over to The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog and start at the beginning and see what all the awesome DT members have created. If you're coming from Melissa's blog, then your at next stop on the hop.

For my card, I used the Back to School Little Audrey image. She's colored with copics. I distressed all the edges with marigold distress inks and stamped some fall leaves around the edge of the image. The calendar and tickets are from the Tim Holtz line. The papers are from K&C Company.

Hope you like it. Be sure to check out all the new images over at The Stamping Boutique. Next stop on the hop is Sherri.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TSB Sponsoring For Fun Challenges

Hi all! The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the For Fun Challenges this week and the challenge is to use bright colors (even neon if you'd like). My card however, is not one of my better ones. I was babysitting all day today and was able to color up my image there but time did not allow me to construct something better. Annika over at Another Messy Crafter blog had a fantastic tutorial on how she colors clouds with copics. I decided to give it a try. It's nowhere as good as hers but I plan on practicing to get better.

Sorry for the short post...going to fall into bed now. Thanks for stopping by