Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Did It Creations Challenge

Challenge #44 here at I Did It Creations is Make the cut by using diecuts and/or punches. We are sponsored this week be Floppy Latte and those images can be purchased at the Stitchy Bear store.
My diecut is a little harder to spot. The white "background" is a scallop rectangle die cut. I do a lot of Christmas cards now to save myself the headache the following December. The digital image is the ornament in the middle. I colored it in with my Copic markers. The outside squares are by Hot off the Press and the stamp sentiment is by Unity. Striped paper is by DCWV, red cardstock and ink by Stampin' Up, Rhinestones by Basic Grey and white cardstock by The Paper Co.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other Design Team members creations for some more inspiration. You can find a list of them right HERE on my blog just scroll down a little bit and there we all are. Of coarse when you post your project for the challenge at I Did It Creations our names are listed on the right side bar. Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments #15

Good morning and welcome to Shannon's Sentiments challenge #15 hosted by myself. This week we I would like to see fussy cutting on your project. You don't have to use one Shannon's images but you should go check out her freebies that she has to offer and maybe use one of those.
My card today comes from the Shower Time set (FYI in this set you get 24 images for $5.00. That is a great deal. Some companies you pay $3.00 for one image.):
I cut out the dress by Shannon's Sentiments but also the tag that it is on. The tag is from Miss Cutie pie. I colored in the dress with Liquid Pearls by Ranger color White Opal and for the sash I mixed the Liquid Pearls with color Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls. A little too much perfect going on here. The tag that the sentiment is on is by Tim Holtz painted with Making Memories paint. The die cuts are by SEI and the gold paper to the right is by Creative Memories, which has been discontinued. I also used Ranger distressing ink Walnut Stain for around the edges of some elements in the card.
I hope you like my creation and will stop by the other DT blogs and check out their creations and give some love. BTW comments are always appreciated on my blog as well. Here is the link again to Shannon's Sentiments challenge blog and then Shannon's Sentiments store for some freebie action. Then we have links to the other DT members and Guest DT blogs to check out what they have done:
and GDT Becky Givans
Can't wait to see what you create for the challenge and thank you for supporting Shannon's Sentiments:)
I'm also entering this card into the SEI Lifestyle Link Party #6
Be sure to stop by SEI for your chance to win a $25.00 gift card to shopsei.com. You should go there just to check out and buy the bargains. Holy cow. I am in heaven looking at their clearance items. I could get into some trouble here. hehe. cya:)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Christmas card

I like to start my Christmas cards early so I'm not rushed in December. I was featured over at I Did It Creations today with this card. Their challenge this week is Anything Goes. The digital stamp is by Robyn's Fetish where she is offering 30% off until the end of February. Good prices on some fabulous images.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day:)

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up?(TH) -Anything goes
Digi Doodles(TH) -Spots and dots
Guylou's challenge(TH-2W)-Anything Goes
Paper Romance #39(TH)-Anything goes
Paper play week 8(TH)-Include a Sentiment
Samuel Taylor(TH-monthly)-Use Copic markers
Shelly's Images(TH)-Lets play with ribbon
Southern Girls challenge(TH-2W)-Brads, Gems or dew drops
ABC Christmas challenge(WED)-D for double trouble

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday card

We have tons of birthdays in our family this week. One last Friday and then Sunday, two on Monday, one on Wednesday and last one on Thursday. Craziness. Glad I sent their cards out last week. Here's a birthday card I made over the weekend. It will be perfect for a niece or step mom in March.
 I guess I could give it to a dude but I think a chick would like it more. For this card I stamped the background of the top diecut, heat embossed it and then instead of inking it I colored it with Copic markers. Then I went back and inked the edges with a blending tool. It gives it a different look. Almost metallic looking. One thing that irritates me is that gold glitter embossing powder is hit or miss. This time was a miss and it just didn't set well when I used the heat gun on it. The closer I got to the image the paper started to turn colors. I used it on a layout earlier in the day and it worked perfectly. I loved the way that image turned out but this sentiment could have been better. Oh well, what's done is done.
A few supplies the patterned paper is by Scenic Route (so miss that company), Die cuts by Spellbinders, the background stamp is by Hero Arts, sentiment stamp by The Paper Co, brad by Making Memories, ink by Versa Mark and Ranger and both embossing powders by Stampendous.
This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Meljens(WED)-birthday
Bunny Zoe's crafts (MON)-flowers
Kaboodle doodles (MON)-Breaking tradition
KB Challenges (MON)-Glitter
Lexi's Creations (MON)-Flowers
2 sisters challenge blog (SAT)-Embossing
Crazy4challenges (SAT)-Use dies
Little Claire (SAT)-Anything Goes
One stop craft challenge (SAT)-Birthday card
Card Making Mamas (FRI)-Birthday card
Mami Doodles (FRI)- Flower card
Guylou's challenge (FRI)-Anything goes
If the shoe fits (FRI)-Birthday
Fairy Knoll (FRI)-Birthday
Tellen's Place (FRI)-Birthday
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

IDIC challenge #43

I did it Creations is here and ready for a new challenge. Thanks to everyone that supported us last week. This week should be very popular: ANYTHING GOES!!!
We  were supported by Digi's with an Attitude and here is the card I made with the image they gave us:
I'm not sure what I will use this card for but I was thinking along the lines of a thank you. "Thank you for your personal help" or "you are to kind to help me out" Something along those lines.
So lets see what you've got for us this week at IDIC's challenge blog. I'm falling asleep at my computer. I think that's my sign to get off of it. So have a fabulous week and I hope you get to play with us this time around.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Digi Freebie's

Check out these great freebie's I found. There are some for Easter, tags for breast cancer and tags with all different sayings on them.
Here's another called Melonheadz Illustrating. I loved and saved a bunch of them. Tell her Cindy sent you when you leave a comment thanking her for the freebie. You should always do that, ya know.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Valentine's

I'm at a crop this later half of the week so I am doing some preposting for you. I have the rest of my Valentine's to show you.
Supplies: striped patterned paper by DCWV and the pink is unknown; red paper is by Stampin Up; black paper by Recollections; embossing folder by Provo Craft via the Cuttlebug; ribbon by Offray; label by Spellbinders; ink by Stampin Up.
Supplies: striped patterned paper by DCWV; red paper is by Stampin Up; black and white paper by Recollections; sticker by Glitz; ribbon is unknown; label by Spellbinders; ink by Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.




Valentine's card with a vintage image

So many supplies to list that I'm going to pass on that for this card. I have to pack yet for my crop. I hope you're enjoying my pre posts. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.
I'm  entering this card into
Paper craft journey (TH)- anything goes
Shelly's Images (TH)-Anything Goes
By the cute and girly(Posted on the 1st)-Red
Crafts and Me(WED)- Anything with wings
Creative Cottage (WED)-Fabulous Florals
Forgotten Scraps(WED)-Flowers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SNR group

We have a group at SNR for I Did It Creations folks. Come join our IDIC group. I posted this last night:

"Challenge #42 is Bling it up! I personally love bling and every chance that I get to use it. I even did two cards for this challenge. That should tell you how much I love bling. So go on over to the I Did It Creations (IDIC) challenge blog and submit your new project with bling on it.
Bonus**Post your creation in our album here in this group page for your chance to win a RAK from me. I just found all kinds of stuff while cleaning my scrap room so get to posting those pictures of your bling project. Then tell me that you have posted it in the album Jan/Feb challenges 2011 so I can put your name into the drawing for the RAK. Make sense? If not LMK:)"


*Don't miss your chance at a generous RAK from me.

*Please post this message on your blog to promote our group for your chance to win Robyn's Fetish digital stamp freebie's. I love to give them away to those who have done things to promote our group. Write on the wall with a link back to your blog. Robyn's Fetish is also having a 30% off sale thru February.


Love layout

Some supplies I used Fancy Pants Valentine patterned paper, Sunborn is red stripped, flower in lower left corner is from a tag by Miss Cutie pie, generations of love old Provo Craft Super slab remnants, Bingo card-i can't find but will locate for you. It was a free download. sticker under bingo card is by Creative Memories.
I made this layout for the following challenges:
You have to join the group but it is so well worth it. From the prizes you could win to the never pay retail store you should consider it.
Pagemaps-sketch
The Hot Spot-natural elements (raffia under picture)


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Blog Hop Release day

After three days of previews are you ready for the full release? Today over at Shannon's Sentiments she is releasing the following stamp sets:
Spring Time
Garden Time
Shower Time
Hands of Time
Party Time and
a bunch of freebies
Today's release is celebrated with a blog hop. You should have arrived here from Kapree's blog. If not start back at Shannon's Sentiments. My card is from the Shower Time set. I'm going to use it as a congratulations card for a new mother.
Supplies: Yellow background paper by Bazzill; blue patterned paper by Creative Memories; the paper for the labels is by Sunborn; white cardstock and card base by Recollections; flourish stamp by Inkadinkado; ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Michelle Single. Be sure to leave a comment on each DT team member blog for your chance to win a prize. To buy your new stamp set or get a freebie to use for this weeks challenge of three brads or three eyelets head over to the store - http://sentimentsstore.myshopify.com/. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.









Monday, February 14, 2011

Shannon's Sentiment Preview Day#3

It's the last day of previews for the "Shannon's Sentiments" release!!! It's a big reveal this month so we've been previewing the sets over 3 days. Today we're featuring "Hands of Time" and "Shower Time".

The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on Feb. 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our SNR group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.
There are unique giveaways this month that I promise you won't want to miss out on!
I used the Shower Time Set to create a Valentine for my Valentine:)
Supplies: patterned paper by The Paper Studio and Echo Park; Cardstock by Recollections; Flourish stamps by Inkadinkado; heart stamp by Stampin' Up and word stamps unknown; Embossing powder by Stampendous; ink by Stampin Up and Versa Mark.
More inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.
Shannon Hawkins
Cindy Groh
Kapree Clark
Michelle Single
Becky Givans - Guest Designer

Stop by again tomorrow for the full reveal and blog hop!!
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Frosted Design (SUN)-Love
The Crafty Pad (SUN)-hearts
Creative cowgirls (SUN)-hearts
Gingerloft (SUN)-Red
Paperworks Co (SUN)-hearts
Scrappy Frogs (SUN)-love
2 SIsters (SAT)-hearts
Easy craft projects (SAT)-Love

Sunday, February 13, 2011

IDIC Challenge-Easter cards

Looking for Shannon's Sentiment preview day #2? Go HERE to see my really bright card. lol.

Today being Sunday means another wonderful challenge from I Did it Creations. Yeah!!

*Remember we give a freebie with every challenge. Just choose an image that a DT member has used and send your request to jeanette_wtrs@yahoo.com with challenge freebie request in subject line. She will also need the name of the DT member.

*This week Challenge #42 - Bling It Up  and our sponsor is Beary Dust Stamps where you will find a wonderful mix of digi stamp images.

I chose the Imposter stamp for Easter cards but I couldn't decide what color I wanted to make him so I did two. You are probably thinking Easter? It's not even Valentines Day yet. I like to think and work ahead and work ahead a little bit.


*I'm not going to give a supplies list for these cards. There's a ton of product in these two and I can tell you this much, it's all older materials. You probably wouldn't be able to find the products very easily. If you want to know what company makes a specific item just leave it in the comments.

*I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and come back tomorrow for another card. It's preview days for Shannon's Sentiments with a blog hop and release day on the 15th.

Shannon's Sentiment Preview Day #2

It's Day 2 for the previews for "Shannon's Sentiments" release!!! It's a big reveal this month so we're previewing the sets over 3 days. Today we're featuring "Party Time" and "the Freebies".


The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on Feb. 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our SNR group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.

There are unique giveaways this month that I promise you won't want to miss out on.
I used the stamp set Party Time for my card. I must have been in a bright and cheery mood when I made this one. It's bright:) lol. I put Stickles on the pom pom on top of the hat and at the edge as well as on the balloon. Thanks for looking.
Supplies: patterned paper by Scenic Route; orange paper by Creative Memories; Copic Markers; Ribbon by American Crafts; Stickles by Ranger; decorative scissors by Fiskars; Glimmer mist by Tattered Angels; Ink by Rubber Stampede, Ranger and Stampin' Up


More inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.

Shannon Hawkins

Cindy Groh

Kapree Clark

Michelle Single

Becky Givans - Guest Designer


Stop by again tomorrow for the last set of previews!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Challenge and preview

It's time again for another Shannon's Sentiment release!!! It's a big reveal this month so we're previewing the sets over 3 days. Today we're featuring "Spring Time" and "Garden Time".

Today's preview is also being combing with our weekly challenge. Your hostess this week, Kapree, has challenged us to use 3 brads or eyelets on our cards.

The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on Feb. 15th at the Shannon's Sentiments blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our SNR group at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.

There are unique giveaways this month that I promise you won't want to miss out on.
 
Supplies: label, Sunflower and musical circle by Daisy D's; Red cardstock and background canvas and stem stamps by Stampin' Up, Yellow cardstock by Provo craft; Brads unknown; Green Rick rack by Fancy Pants; Brown ribbon by The Paper Studio; punch by Creative Memories; ink by Memento ink & Ranger, Liquid pearls and perfect pearls mixed together (the pots) by Ranger.
More inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing for this challenge.

Shannon Hawkins

Cindy Groh

Kapree Clark

Michelle Single

Becky Givans - Guest Designer

To play along, just add your link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the February challenges. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, Mar. 4th at 11:59pm EST.

The rules are the same as always.....
At the end of the month, one 10$ gift certificate to Shannon's Sentiment Store will be given to one random Winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image, a $3.00 value to one player that participants the most each month.

Rules:
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)

2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.

3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link.

4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.

Stop by again tomorrow for another set of previews!!

I'm entering this card into the photo inspired challenge at Moving Along with the Times (TH)
Digi doodles challenge (TH)-nature (flowers are nature)
Delightful challenges (TH)-punches or die cuts (circle punch used and the sunflower and label are die cuts)
Crafts and Me (WED)-using red
Stamping with the Dragon (FRI)-Anything Goes
Simply Create (FRI)-Bold and Bright
Mami Doodles (FRI)-Flower card
PS. I had done my card with the Valentine set not knowing we were to use the new release set. Ooops-a-daisy! Here is my other card with the three brads on it that I thought I would share with you.


The little black hearts are brads by Doodlebug Designs and the brad in the middle was made with my I Top by Imaginisce. The paper I used in this card is from all different places: polka dots by Bo Bunny, stripes by Scenic Route and I Top paper by The Paper Studio. Otherwise cardstock and red ink by Stampin' Up; white cardstock and card base by The Paper Co and Stickles and pink ink by Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Guest designer at Simply Create

I made this card for the guest designer spot at Simply Create. The theme is bold and bright and being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. The largest heart with the scalloped edges is Robyn's image. I inked the edges with Stampin' Up real red ink and then sprayed it with a Perfect Pearls and water mist to give it sparkle. The red and white heart background is fabric that was given to me.
Other supplies:
ticket by Miss Cutie Pie
smallest heart by Shannon's Sentiments
border sticker by Creative Memories
Border punch by EK Success
ink by Ranger and Stampin' Up
Other-ribbon and lace leaves

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heart paper tutorial

I did this paper tutorial for I Did it Creations We do it all Wednesdays. It was posted on 2-5-11 but I just haven't had a free day to post it here until today. Enjoy.

Enhancing Paper Tutorial

I took this K & i Memories patterned paper light red on the one side and black on the other.

I was using it for Valentine's card and wanted it to be darker for a bolder look.

I started by inking the edges with Brick Red Distressing ink by Ranger using a Close to my Heart sponge. Sometimes a Ranger blending tool can give too much color and once it's there it's just that. After adding that bit of Brick red I used the same sponge and very lightly added black to the edges since it would be up against the black I thought it would blend the two pieces of paper together nicely.

Next I wanted to make it more for the theme of Valentine so I pulled out my mini letters by Stampin Up and some of them have shapes on the ends of letters, one being a heart. I randomly stamped the heart using Versamark ink on the red circle patterned paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder by Stampendous using my Marvy embossing heat tool. **One thing to note here is that the Ranger distressing ink does not dry quickly and therefore when I sprinkled the embossing powder on the patterned paper some adhered to that ink on the sides of the red circle patterned paper. I was OK with that since it was going to have a black background but had it been different I may have waited for the Ranger ink to dry or used my heat gun to dry the ink quicker.

After embossing the heart stamps, I took the same sponge from the above step and the Brick red ink and lightly covered the entire piece of patterned paper using small circles to cover the white circles on the patterned paper making them pink. If you would like to add more black to the edges now would be a good time for that. Any black ink will work because at this point you have to wait for the Ranger ink to dry before moving onto the next step. Doing so will make it easier on you.

After the ink has dried you want to reinvent those circles' but with a more artistic flair then they had before. To do so I used my Uni Ball Signo Broad white gel pen around each one. Go around each circle as thin or as thick as you would like to make it your own. One thing to note is the gel pen doesn't go on evenly when the Ranger Distressing ink is still wet so that's why it's important to wait for the ink to dry in the previous step before using your gel pen. For a variation to your project you could use different colors if you had a variety of gel pen colors , which I don't, but you could make the circles multiple colors for a different look or multiple circles within one circle with different colors. But I just have white so here's what the paper looked like finished:


This paper came out in 2007 and I'm sure everyone has paper that old or older in their stash. With a few simple steps you could customize your old paper to a given event, holiday or project in no time at all. Below is the card I made using the "new" paper and one Robyn's Fetish sentiments for Valentine's day.

Supplies: Other patterned papers by Scenic Route (no longer in business): card base and white cardstocks by Recollections from Michaels; ink by Tim Holtz Distressing inks by Ranger and Black Memento ink pad by Tsukineko; heart stamp (retired) by Stampin Up; Black paper and red circle paper by K and i Memories; white gel pen by Uni Ball.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Banner

Happileigh scrappin challenge is a new challenge blog I found thanks to Georgia. This week's challenge is a photo inspiration. I made this banner for my nieces 1st birthday and I think the purple, green and white match the photos color combo.
Here's the photo:
I'm also entering this banner into:
Crafty Creations-three words challenge
Simon Says-anything but a card
Scrap Creations- Animal antics
Woodware USA-use ribbon
Catch the Bug- Anything goes
One Stop Crafting-Have a number on your project (#1)
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kitty Valentine

Love this one. I used up some scraps and some new stuff as well. Patterned paper by JLJ Designs, Creative Memories, Cherry Arte and Provo craft; cardstock by Sunborn, Stampin' Up and The Paper Co; cat stamp by Stampin' Up; sentiment stamp by Lawn Fawn; Cuttlebug embossing folder by Provo Craft; ink by Memento, Ranger and Stampin' Up.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday-Heats gone wild
Oldie but a goodie- Hearts (my cat is froma Stampin Up set from 2003-I think that makes me qualify for your challenge. don't ya think?)
Papertake Weekly- Have a heart
Scrap creations- Animal Antics

Monday, February 7, 2011

Love card with fabric

I made this card with a digital image from Shannon's Sentiments and my new I Top by Imaginisce. The rub on on the brad is also from Imaginisce. Besides the red and white heart
background fabric there is also black velvet under the rick rack. Thanks for stopping by. I believe the rick rack is by The Paper Studio. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad-Love is in the air
One stitch at a Time-Anything with a digi
Crafty Ho's-Love theme
Creative Inspirations-Inspired by Hearts
Gingerloft-using the color red
Crafts and Me challenge-using red
Bunny Zoe's crafts-love is in the air
Stamptacular Sunday-Hearts gone wild

Sunday, February 6, 2011

IDIC Blog Hop

Welcome to the I Did It Creations Blog Hop - Love is in the Air. You should have arrived here from Camilla's blog and if not go back to IDIC challenge blog to get on track. Our images today are provided by Robyn's Fetish. The first image was made for Valentine's Day and the second image is an image from her shop that wasn't made for Valentine's day but I made it look like it was. If you are looking for a letter, well you are in luck my because my special letter is colored throughout this post. (Are you getting the hint?) Now make sure you are keeping track of the letters so you can unscramble them for another chance to win!


SO BE SURE you visit each DT blog to get your letter and comment on each post along your way.
**I was thinking that a prize for one of my commenter's would be fun.
Rules to prize:
You must be a follower of mine. Don't follow if you don't like my stuff.
You must be doing the blog hop for IDIC. Please put an "A" next to your comment so I know.
You must check back on Sunday, Feb 13th (7:00 AM) for the chosen winner
You must live in the either US and Canada (last time I sent something to Russia it was $43 and she didn't get it until almost 3 months later. Ouch!)
**Also if you spot an "A" that isn't colored pink leave me a comment for that as well and I will find you a prize too. If there's more then one, keep telling me and I'll hook you up as well. Although first person to comment on the unmarked "A" is the prize receiver. Sentiments or words on the cards don't count with the pink rule & prize.
OK onto the cards:


The heart on the second card is a sponge that comes in some packaging of rhinestones. I painted it and before I used Glossy Accents to adhere it to my card I wrapped ribbon in between the eyelets and around the heart.
The ornate frame is slightly sprayed with Glimmer mist and has been stamped with stamps by Stampin Up. The ticket is by Miss Cutie Pie where you can find many freebies like this ticket.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Debbie. Each blog will have a letter. Once you have collected all of the letters you must unscramble them to make the secret phrase. All the deets are on the IDIC challenge blog. Have a good time hopping.
End of the pink A's!
The second card also goes for the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs-Love is in the air
Paper Play Challenge-Stamp it out (small hearts on frame are SU stamps)
Digi doodle shop-Valentine's
Crafty Purple Frog-Valentine's
Stamp something-Use a digi (frame)
Simply Create-Give your heart away
Sew many cards-Anything goes
Off the wall craftiness- Red pink and white
Fabulous Friday-Red pink and white
Secret Crafter-Valentine's
Really Reasonable Ribbon-ribbon with red pink and white
Catch the bug-Anything goes (3E)
Bee Crafty-Digi and hearts (Frame is digi)
Allsorts-Love Love Love
Wow! I think that's the most I have ever done before.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shannon's Sentiment Challenge

This week at Shannon's Sentiments we are sponsoring the Etsy Inspired challenge and are doing the challenge as well. This weeks Etsy inspired store is Daisy Petal Designs. Using one of Shannon's Valentine images and an item in the Etsy store this is what I came up with.
All the layers of this flower and colors stood out to me to make this card:


I guess it is a little hard to tell but the "O" in love is four layers of flowery goodness. The one after the "E" is just two layers. I think on the inside I may put a large letter "U" and then Happy Valentine's Day after that. I did use a gel pen on all the white you see on the flowers by Uni-Ball. The flower punch and ink are by Stampin Up; cardstock is by The Paper Co; patterned paper by My Minds Eye; border punch by Martha Stewart; digital image which I cut apart by Shannon's Sentiments. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other DT examples and enjoy your weekend by doing something cre8ive:)
I'm also entering this card in to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Love is in the Air
AiFactory-Red and Pink
Paper crafting journey-Love is in the air
Flourishes-Valentine
Papertake Weekly- Anything goes + optional flowers
Paper playtime- anything goes with a digi (Love is a digi)
Moxie Fab World challenge Tuesday Trigger by  using the photo below. I was inspired by the flourishes. I think they match the flourishes in my patterned paper and the edge of the cupcake holder inspired me to use a border punch on my card. You have until tomorrow to submit your own interpretation of this photo.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Christmas Cards all year Round

Here is another one for Christmas Cards all year Round. The theme is red and/or pink with some dimension on your card. I heat embossed the sentiment Be Merry, the border on black paper and the left lower corner. Stamps by Imaginisce, Inkadinkado and The Paper Co. Santa paper by Best Creations, background paper by JLJ Designs and polka dot paper by Bo Bunny. I hope you will join us over at CCAYR to get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2011. Thanks for stopping by.
This card is going for the red, pink and white challenge at Frosted Designs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February calendar layout

I make calendars for family members each year for Christmas (well before the new year if they are lucky). It's a big job but everyone really likes to have them. This is Grandma's February calendar layout. She has a slightly different one then my husbands siblings because I included pictures of her other children into her calendar. Does that make sense? Anyway, Grandma's is different so I thought I would show it here. Some supplies: red cardstock by DCWV; black circle outline by SEI; stamps and ink by Stampin Up; Love brad by Eyelet outlet; Cherish vellum by Quick Quotes. The big heart punch I received in a swap but the other punch is by Fiskars. Oh and the calendar itself I bought from Current. I'm entering this one into Simon Says Stamp and shows Love theme.Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Christmas cards all Year Round

Here is another card I made for the challenge at Christmas Cards all year Round. The ornament paper is by DCWV and the paper on the bottom half is by JLJ Designs. This digital paper is for Valentines day but it just goes to show you how you can use products meant for one holiday for another. ***It's on sale right now for $1.88*** She has a wonderful selection of papers that are extremely high quality when printed out and her images are awesome to.  Red cardstock by Stampin Up, ribbon by Offray, pink patterned paper by K&i memories and K and Co. The stamp was a friends and so I'm not sure it's company. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christmas Cards all Year Round -Feb challenge

This months challenge at Christmas cards all year Round is to use Red and/or pink with dimension added to your card. I have a few examples to show and hope you will join us at this splendid site.

The card above I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the glitter paper by DCWV. The Santa border is paper from Best Creations and the embossed stamp below that border is by The Paper Co. The Be Merry embossed stamp image is by Imaginisce and the "& bright" is by Lawn Fawn. Rhinestones by Basic Grey, ink by Ranger and Stampin Up and embossing powder by Stampendous. One more thing, the border punch is by EK Success.
Lots of dimension going on in this card.

On this card I used a Spellbinders die for the frame and used foam adhesive to pop it up. The embossed mittens stamped image is by Imaginisce. The patterned paper is by Accord Publishing, ribbon by Stampin Up, snowflake brad by Eyelet Outlet and ink by Versamark along with Ranger Spun Sugar .
I have others to add to this challenge but need daylight to get decent photos of them. For this challenge you need to make five cards and which they can be all different or all the same, in order to be eligible for the prize at the end of the month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday.