Sunday, December 30, 2012

Doilies Galore!

Hi Everyone!  This weeks challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is to create a card or project that includes at least one doily.  Our fantastic sponsor this week is Meljens Designs.  The winner has their choice of 4 digis!  How fun is that?

I have designed a little post-it holder.  It was a Christmas gift for one of my co-workers. 

Tilda with Cozy Heart

Here is the inside.  I thought this quote fit so nicely with her.
"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."
-Proverbs 4:23


Packaged for gift giving. Simplicity.

Card Design:
Tilda with Cozy Heart
Spellbinders Dies
Copic Markers
My Minds Eye Lost & Found papers
EK Success Flower Punch
Sizzix Heart Die

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Faith (Anything Goes)

Hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year filled with more
Blessings than you could imagine.
See you next week!
Take good care,

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Emboss Me!

Hello Everyone!  Well, it's almost Christmas and time for a new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday.  Emboss Me! is the challenge.  Any type of embossing, dry or heat embossed. Okay, let's have some fun. 

I decided to do heat embossing on my card.  I stamped Turn on the twinkle and used white embossing powder.  I always forget just how fun this is!  I decided to make a Christmas card since it will be my last for 2012.  Henry and Zoe are the stars of this card.  Don't they just make you smile?  I love this image.  It is from Digistamp Boutique.  This is one of the first places that I bought digital stamps.  I was just getting started, testing the waters to see if I would like stamping.  So - I started with a few digital stamps and a 50 piece set of Crayola colored pencils.  This is one of the first images that I colored.  I hope that I have progressed some since then. :)  I found out, yes!  I love it!

Henry and Zoe Xmas Kiss


Card Design

Henry and Zoe digital stamp - Digistamp Boutique
Holly Jolly sentiment stamp - Artypants
Turn on the Twinkle stamp - Printworks
Papers - Martha Stewart
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Christmas Tree Ribbon
Stardust Stickles
Crayola Colored Pencils

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Digistamp Boutique - December Customer Challenge

Merry Christmas!
May God Bless You With A Wonderful and Happy Christmas Season.
See you next week!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Candle

Here is a little candle that I made for one of my sisters for Christmas.  I love this stamp.  It is called Christmas Candle and is by Lili of the Valley.  The red is much more vibrant and a deep, dark red.  I could capture the red, no matter what I tried.

Close Up

Back of  Candle

Project Design
Christmas Candle Stamp - LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - TLC Creations
Ribbon - Martha Stewart

I am entering her in the following challenges:
Lilies Little Fairies - Something New
Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Have a great week!

Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas Time

Hi everyone.  It is an easy challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday.  Create a Christmas card.  Just that simple.  I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful designs.  Our most awesome and generous sponsors are Marker Pro ($15 gift certificate) and Bugaboo (your choice of seven digital images.  Wowza!  What fantastic prizes!

For this challenge I am using Peace on Earth by Lili of the Valley.

Close Up

Close Up of Poinsettia


Card Design
Peace on Earth stamp - Lili of the Valley
Peace on Earth sentiment - Computer generated by me
Peace on Earth poem - I can't find the source
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die. 
I used this tutorial by Kittie Kraft for the poinsettia.
Spellbinders Labels One Die
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Martha Stewart punch
Copic Markers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies challenge - Something New
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Favorite (mine is Spellbinders)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an awesomely wonderful week!
If you would like to leave a comment, please know that I deeply appreciate it.
See you again, next week for another fun challenge.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Anything But a Card

This Sunday's new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is Anything But A Card that you would give as a gift.  Our fabulous sponsor is Marianne's Design and the prize is the beautiful dies pictured below:

I had a lot of fun with this one.  I created a stationery set for my sister.

Your Wings Exist Stamp by Phyllis Harris
(see the little ribbon to open the notebook)

Pencil Cup
Every Breath Stamp by Phyllis Harris

Post It Holder

Inside of Post It Holder
Every Breath Stamp by Phyllis Harris

Project Design
Your Wings Exist by Phillis Harris, Unity Stamps
Every Breath by Phyllis Harris, Unity Stamps
Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder Stamp, Impression Obsession
Anna Griffin Papers
Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Copic Markers
Ribbon from Stash
Plaid Folk Art Paint - Wicker White

Project Details
Notebook - I bought a sunflower notebook at Michael's for $2.  I covered the notebook front and back with 3 different Anna Griffin Designer Papers.  I thought this would be pretty simple.  Not so!  I used Yes paste to adhere the paper to the notebook.  It give you some wiggle room, but is a little messy.  I then added ribbon and a doily, the image and sentiment.  Her dress is paper pieced.

Pencil Cup - Tin can covered in designer paper, pearls, ribbon, bling.  I added the image and sentiment.  The pearls were a real challenge.  I used Aleene's thick tacky glue.  I also lined the inside of the can to give it a more finished look.  My hubby's suggestion and I am so glad that I did.  I also added felt to the bottom of the can, so it will be soft on a desk and also a more finished look.  I painted the top and bottom of the can with folk art acrylic paint.  It took quite a few coats.

Post It Note Holder - I made this myself.  Very easy to do.  I covered the entire post it with designer paper and added the image to the inside. I made the rose on the outside with spellbinders dies.

I hope you enjoyed this project.  It was really fun to make.

I am entering the following challenges:

CMC Copic Challenge Group - Metallic Gleam
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Penny Black All Sorts - Your Choice
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting.  Your comments are welcomed and extremely appreciated. :)
Have a fantastic and happy week!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration

Hello!  It's time for another fantastic challenge at Stamptacular Sunday.  The challenge this week is to create a Christmas card using the photo below for your inspiration.

Our most generous sponsor is Paper Temptress.
I love her paper and use the Cryogen White for my Copic coloring for digital and rubber stamping.


I am using Holding Tilda for this challenge.  I created a frame and an easel for the "card". I kept this one fairly simple.  I used cardboard from cereal boxes to back the frame and cut the easel.  I attached the designer paper to the cardboard using my Xyron.  Yes! Paste also works well, but is a little more on the messy side. I forgot to cover both sides of  the cardboard with patterned paper before cutting the easel.   Oops!  I will remember next time. :) I really like how this creates a finished look.

Side View

 View of Easel Die

Card Design

Stamp - Holding Tilda
Sentiment - Amy R Big Christmas Wishes
Martha Stewart Cottage Christmas DP and Embellishments
Tim Holtz Easel Die
Spellbinders Square Die
Copic Markers
Fuzzy Fun Flock

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Tilda's Town - Celebrate Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Thank you so much for visiting.  Smiles and comments are deeply appreciated.

Have a wondrous week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Winter Bliss

This week is really fun challenge at Stamptacular Sunday. Create a card or project that has a WINTER SCENE!  You can use a single stamp that is a winter scene BUT...if you create a winter scene all on your own your name will entered into our drawing THREE times!  Woohoo!  I can't wait to see your creations.  Our awesome sponsor this week is Saturated Canary.  The winner receives their choice of two digis.  Her stamps are so adorable. 

I tried a few zillion (only a slight exaggeration!) winter scenes for this challenge.  I just couldn't find one that I was happy with.  I finally decided to try this idea I have had saved on my Pinterest board.  There a few cute variations.  One with epsom salts, a mason jar and a single votive candle and the other used a bottle brush tree instead of the candle.  I loved the simplicity and elegance.  I thought Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart would do well in this wintry scene.  I used acrylic instead of the jar lid to let in a lot of light.

Close Up

Another Close Up

Project Design:
Stamps:  Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart and CC Designs Sugarplums Bench
Sentiment:  Amy R Big Christmas Wishes
Snowflake Punch
Ribbon from LSS
Copic Markers
Amethyst Metallic Folk Art Paint
Epsom Salts
Mason Jar
Bottle Brush Tree
Snow Tex
Memento Ink

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias - Dreaming of a White Christmas
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - Use Stickles and/or Glitter
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thank you so very much for visiting.  Comments and smiles
are welcomed and so very much appreciated.

Have a wondrous week!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Recipe Challenge

Happy Sunday, everyone.  The challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday is to create a card using ribbon or twine, dies or punches and pearls or gems.  Our fantastic sponsors this week are Bugaboo Stamps offering your choice of 7 digital stamps and a surprise from Wild Orchid Crafts!! Wow!  Aren't they so generous?

I am using Victorian Emma from CC Designs.

Close Up

Side View

Card Design
Stamps:  Victorian Emma - CC Designs, Big Christmas Wishes by Amy R
Spellbinders Labels Eight Die
Snowflake Punch
Copic Markers
Sparkle Ribbon from LSS
Gems from LSS
Anna Griffin pleated ribbon

I am entering her into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Die-ing For A Challenge - Christmas Card

Thank you so very much for visiting. I hope that I have inspired you in some small way today.

If you would like to leave a comment, please know that it is deeply appreciated.
Have an awesome week!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - For The Love of Tilda

Hi everyone!  This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is to create a card or project using a Tilda stamp from Magnolia.  Our lovely sponsors this week are Whimsy Stamps ($15 gift certificate!) and a surprise from Bunny Zoe's Crafts!! Please take a peek at their websites.  All this fun wouldn't be possible without them.  I am looking forward to your awesome creations. 

 I have chosen two Tilda's for this challenge.  Sweet Tilda is up first.  She is a classic, isn't she? This little Tilda went through quite a transformation.  I colored her and wasn't satisfied at all.  I wondered what I could do to save her?  Paper piece?  No, that didn't work.  So I recolored her hair and added the blue to her dress.  I think she turned out all right.

I used Sweetie Tilda for the inside.

Close Up

Card Design:
Stamps - Sweet Tilda, Sweetie Tilda
Copic Markers
Photo Corners and Sentiment Embellishment - Spellbinders Dies
Papers - Beautiful You by Creative Imaginations
Front Sentiment - Beautiful You Elements
Butterflies and Flowers - Beautiful You Elements
Inside Sentiment - Computer Generated by me
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Paper Doily

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tilda's Town - Thanksgiving
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - Pearls and Lace
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Bling
Penny Black and More Allsorts Challenge - Any Die Will Do
Color Me Creative Challenge - Kids
You and Me and Magnolia - Anything Goes

Thank you so very much for visiting!  
If you would like to leave a comment, please know that it is appreciated more than you could ever know!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Sketch Challenge

This week's challenge for Stamptacular Sunday is a sketch.
Please remember to use a stamp on your project.

The prize for this challenge is a surprise from Marianne Design!!
Wow!  They have beautiful dies.

The stamp I decided on this week is Swiss Pixie Coffee Birgitta by CC Designs

 Close Up


Side View

Card Design

Stamp:  Swiss Pixie Coffee Birgitta by CC Designs
Sentiment:  AmyR Big Words and Handy Additions
Inside Sentiment:  Inspired by Stamping
Papers by Momenta
Spellbinder Circle Dies
Stardust Stickles

I am entering her in the following challenges:

All That Scraps Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
 The Ribbon Girls Blog - Add Sparkle

Thanks for visiting!  Please come and play with us again next week.

If you have time to leave a comment, it is deeply appreciated. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday - Not just an ORDINARY card!

Hi Everyone!  Time for another fun week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  This weeks challenge is Not just an ORDINARY Card.  Create a card that is out of the ordinary and and not traditional!  No FLAT cards allowed.  This week's card should pop-up, stand up, turn into a box, slide, twist, etc. Please don't forget to use a stamp on your card.

This week's awesome Sponsor is BIRDIE BROWN.  The winner can choose 3 digis!

I chose to do a center step card.  I really love the way it focuses on the image.  I was so tempted to make this a white on white card because she is so sweet and tranquil - maybe next time.

This is Christmas Angel Praying by LOTV.

Close Up

Inside of Card

 Card Design:
Stamp:  Christmas Angel Praying by LOTV
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Snowflake Paper:  My Minds Eye Merry Collection
Spellbinders Oval and Ribbon Banner Dies
Melissa Frances Lace 
Recollections Lace
Silent Night Music from Pinterest
Pink Ribbon from AC Moore
Cuttlebug Snowfake Embossing Folder

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge Blog - Christmas Card For The Girls

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Anything Goes

Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge - It's Up To U

Creative Card Crew - Fancy Folds

Addicted to Stamps - Things With Wings

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you will try this type of card.  It is fairly simple and makes quite a statement.  

Comments are welcomed and appreciated.  See you next week!