Friday, October 29, 2010

Fred She Said - Wintery Chickadee

Hi Friends. Today I have a card that I made using Tracey's Winter Chickadee from the Fred She Said collection. You can find this image here. Tracey designed the Christmas Bird Series that includes these Chickadees, a Cardinal, and a pair of Robins. They are so beautiful. I encourage you to check them out.

This is my card with the matching envelope. The berry branches and pine cones are from Martha Stewart that I picked up last year in her Christmas collection. They go beautifully with this image. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, a Spellbinders label die, rhinestones, ribbon, stickles and the Noel sentiment is a Recollection sticker. My paper is DCWV Christmas stack.This is the inside of my card. I repeated the matching Chickadee images and Martha Stewart PATP. What a fun card inspired by the beauty of nature.

My son Ryan gave me a terrible scare. He came home from Baseball Saturday night with a horrible bug bite on his face. We put some anti-biotic cream on it and covered it. Well, a few days go by and he is not getting over it. He called us from school saying something was wrong, he was sweating profusely and not doing anything and that his "bug bite" was hot and really swollen. So we got him into the Doctor's right away and he was diagnosed with MRSA. This is scary to me as my Mother almost lost her thumb from this super staph infection. With this being on Ryan's face-you can image how I felt!!! We got an anti-biotic and have been irrigating this wound with peroxide 3 times a day. In a couple days it is starting to look so much better. God is good to us! My Mother took 6 months to get over hers. So that was my drama for the week. Thanks for stopping by and listening to me prattle here. Hope you are having a great week!

Challenges
Southern Girls - Glitter It Up
ABC - G is for Glitter
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Craft Your Passion - Glitter and Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright
Craft Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Make a Square Card

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Digital Delights - Santa Bryce

Greetings Bloggers it is Digital Delight Day. Boy am I excited about this really cute image. Santa Bryce is just as sweet as can be. I used the Christmas Accessories and used this list for Santa Bryce as a back drop. And the Sentiment "Santa's Little Helper" is from the Christmas Sentiment Pack. You can find all these fun images here at Digital Delights.

The image was colored in Microsoft paint this week. I got a feeling if I practice in "Gimp" that I may be able to do shading with the images. I just started using Gimp and let me tell you there is a lot to learn. But with any software, you have to play around to find out what it does!This is the inside of my card. I used lots of image to decorate it!


Recipe

DD-Santa Bryce, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Sentiments
Ink/coloring-This image was digitally colored in Microsoft Paint
Paper - Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holliday
Dies - Cuttlebug Vintage dies, Spellbinders Lotus & Scalloped Edge Frame.
Inside Card- Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page-Raindrop, Martha Stewart Ornament Border Punch, Oval Nestibilities, Scalloped Oval Nestibilities
Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Glitter, Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink

Challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Die Cut or Punch
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
Simon Says - Punch Em'
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Theme
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Card for a Child

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MMSC77-"priscillastyles" Corset



Hi bloggers and welcome to this week's addition of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I use the "priscillastyles" corset image for my card this week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Challenges being held at Splitcoast Stampers called "Hope You Can Cling To". It is for Beate's challenge to be inspired by lingerie. I will be sending this card out to a patient at the Anderson Cancer Institute in Texas.
Here is the card and envelope together. I used some K & Company Vintage Stickers to go along with this lovely image. I invite you to join us at Splitcoast Stampers for a good. Thanks so much for stopping by. I have enjoyed your visit!


Challenges Entered


Craft Your Passion - Add Glitter and Sparkle

I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Distressed
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle

Stamp Something - Use Something Digi

Charisma Cardz - Vintage

Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

Hope you have a great day. Stayed tuned for tomorrow and my Digital Delights Design Card.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Digital Delights Caroling Penny in 1/2 hour

Here's a quick post today. I just had to post this quick card I made yesterday. Pamzi over at Splitcoast Stampers loves to tease me about how long it takes me to make my cards. So in honor of Pamzi I am posting this as it only took me a half hour. Yes, folks and I even did a stitched piece on the inside. All from scraps of left overs too which is so cool. I had this image left over from the Digital Delights card I did earlier this week. How refreshing from my usual 6 to 8 hour creations....lol
Thanks for stopping by today.

Recipe:
Digital Delights Caroling Penny
Spellbinders Oval Nesties
Sizzx Fancy Corners
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Rhinestones
Ribbon

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fred She Said - Pumpkin Bouquet


Come join us over at Crafter's Digital Art Center for Tracey's color challenge using this beautiful Pumpkin Bouquet Freebie. I know you are going to love it as much as I do. Just click here and it will take you right to the challenge and the chance to grab your freebie.

I decided to do a Tri-Shutter card for this image. I haven't done one of these in a year, yet I love this style card. It is so fun to make. Yes.....even with all that stitching!! This is a better view of the components of the card.

Hope you enjoyed visiting today. Be sure to check out the challenge and come have some fun with us!


And speaking of Freebies, you just have to check our this freebie over at Digital Delights. It is Freebie Friday today and Wendy is offering up this hum dinger of an image.Isn't this the cutest. It just cracks me up. Here in the south, we put our pink light up Flamingos right next to our light up Snowmen....I kid you not. So hop on over by clicking here for another fabulous freebie!
Challenges Entered
Stampin' for the Weekend - Fall or Halloween
Some Odd Girl - Colors of the Season (Orange, Purple, Green)
Paper Pretties - Color Challenge (Green, Purple, Orange)
Stamp Something - October Digi Day

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Digital Delights Caroling Penny

Greetings bloggers. Today I am showing you my very first post from my new design team appointment with Digital Delights. I was so excited when Wendy asked me to join her team. You just have to see these fabulous images. I took one look and fell in love with them. You can visit Wendy's site here and take a look around. Most of her images are just $2 each and are so easy to color and create with, I just know you are going to love them as much as I do!


This card and envelop combination use the Digital image called Caroling Penny, the tree from the Christmas Accessory Set and my Holiday Greeting is from the Christmas Sentiment set. You can find all these fabulous digital images here.

Recipe
CS and Paper: Brazzil, DCWV The Homemade Christmas Stack, DCWV Holiday Collection
Ink: Rangers Tea Dye
Access and Embellishments: Spellbinders Label & Fancy Tag, Sizzx Fancy Corner, EK Success Snowflake Border Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Ribbon, Glimmer Mist on Tree, Dimensional Snow Effects, Glamor Dust,(on Penny image fur) Rhinestones, Ribbon, Stickles
Coloring Medium: Water coloring
Special Techniques: Paper Piecing.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have captured some inspiration for you Christmas greeting cards!

Challenges Entered
Cooking It Up with Katie - Two of something, Letters, Glitter
Stampin' Royalty - Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MMSC76-Wintery Trees


Today's card is made with the DRS Designs Wintry Tree image. This is the first time I have tried creating a scene with inks and I just love the results and hope you do too! It is not as difficult as I thought it would be and I would like to explore more possibilities with shading.

As you can see I did a larger image for the inside of my card. I used the Spellbinders die snowflakes and I stenciled them with purple ink and stickles.

I made a matching envelope to round out my project. This was so much fun to do and I cannot wait to get my fingers dirty again!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today!

Challenges Entered
Craft your Passion - Orange, Purple, Black
Craftalicious - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gingerloft -Guest Designer - Winter Theme

Hi everyone I hope you can join us over at Gingerloft for Challenge #4 which is a Winter theme. Today I am so honored to be one of their Guest Designers. I just had so much fun playing along with this Wintry Tree image.

I decided to do this image in just black and white and draw lines on the tree branches with Stardust stickles for an icy, wintry effect. I love how it came out. In real life it is so beautiful. This is the inside of my card with a peek of the envelope.I was just so thrilled to walk one day into Hobby Lobby for my friend and find that they had quite a few Spellbinders on sale for $8.99. I had been wanting this frame forever. As you can see I wrapped some pretty metallic gold, red, and green ribbon around it and used some old vintage buttons I had in my stash. I could resist using a "White Christmas" sentiment.

Won't you come and play along with us at the Gingerloft Challenge! Thanks for stopping by today, it has been a pleasure to have you here for a spell.

Challenges Entered
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fred She Said-Brown Eyed SusanG

Greetings everyone. Today I played over at Splitcoast Stampers in their sketch Challenge. Roxie had an awesome sketch today so I took the opportunity to use this fabulous Fred She Said Brown Eyed Susan image. You can find these images for sale at the Fred She Said store here.

I used some paper from my stash that I have been hoarding. I love the Tim Coffee papers that K & Company put out this spring. I haven't wanted to cut into any of it unless I was going to do something special. I thought this was pretty special because the Brown Eye Susan matches the flowers in the paper. This is a new PATP punch from Martha Stewart. Wow I can't believe how big and deep it is. It punches a 6 inch piece of paper. I love it.

Here is the card and envelope together. I had a lot of fun putting this together and how you enjoyed viewing it.


Challenges Entered
Papertake Weekly - 3 of a Kind ( I have three yellow rhinestones)
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 of Something (three rhinestones)
Anything Goes Challenge - Ribbons
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Digi & Stitching
Scrapbook Sisters - Flower Power

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MMSC75 - Christmas Puppy With Stocking

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My image this week is from Jeni of D'Amour Allure and is called Christmas Puppy with stocking and you can find it here. This is such a darling image and so easy to color. I just used some chalks on the puppy and my pencils on the stocking. I embossed my card stock with the snowflake cuddlebug folder. I stitched all the panels and mounted these snowflakes from my stash to round out the card. Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges Entered
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Digital Image & Paper
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Animal Fun
Create4fun Challenge - Use a Digital Stamp
Mark's Finest Papers - Stripes
Totally Stampalicious - At Least 3 Snowflakes

Thought I would share with you this incredible piece of Halloween decorating with you.
OK, so every year I have gone to Halloween Horror Nights with my Son. In 2008 they had what they called the "Evil Pumpkin Pathway". I have not been able to get this image out of my mind!This is just what it looked like in the trees, but there were pumpkins on the ground as well. You would not believe how unbelievably beautiful this was at night. My goal is to someday have enough pumpkins to recreate this in my back yard. It was so enchanting!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Handmade Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Hi Friends and Bloggers. Can you believe this is the first ever Thanksgiving Card I have made. I usually don't make Thanksgiving Cards, but I thought since I had this very cute Turkey Sticker and the Thanksgiving Sentiment that I would play with it.

Since this card was so easy peasy to put together. I thought I would try making a custom box and belly band. I was so easy to do and I really like that you can see the card through the acetate window instead of covering up all the beauty in an envelope. This box went together so easy.

Here is how the card fits in the box. I made the belly band to fit around it and used some pretty fall stickers that came with the Turkey.
This is the card all boxed up and ready for gift giving. If you are interested in the measurements and how I did this, just leave a comment and I will put a little tutorial here. I promise it is so easy! You will love it!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MMSC74 - "Free Ride" - Ice Skates


Greetings Bloggers and welcome to another week of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. This week I used an image from Stitchy Stamps called Free Ride. I won my choice of 3 images from them at a challenge blog I played at. Although you can not see it in the picture so well, I glittered these skates and they are so pretty IRL.

This is the inside of my card. I used last years Christmas paper selection from My Minds Eye. I cut the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart Punch and glittered them with "Waterfall" stickles. I distressed inked the edges of all the paper and put the "waterfall" stickles over the top....even on the red and IRL it is so awesome.
This is my card inside the box I made with the cover. I am so in the mood to make Christmas cards. I will be playing all week. I have some DT commitments that will have me playing with Christmas images all week!!! Hope you find inspiration to pull out your Christmas papers and start your projects.

Challenges Entered:
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly and Glitter
Karber Weekly - Use a Digital Image
Ooh-La-La Challenge - Nothing Floral
Paper Play - Ribbons, Buttons, or Rhinestones
Wild Orchid - Stitch It Up