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!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sisters Altered Bottle

I have been wanting to do an altered bottle forever.  So here is my first attempt.
What better way to start than with family.  This is my sisters and me.
This bottle is 4 sided.  I have placed pictures of my sisters and me on three sides and a sister poem on the 4th side.  I couldn't leave out our brother, so he is hidden behind the love charm.

JoAnn and Judy



Sisters Poem

Close Up of Poem

I couldn't leave my brother out.  He's the baby and eight years younger than me.  So....I hid him on the other side of the Love charm.


This picture was taken last weekend.  My brother lives on the West Coast.  All five of us have not been together in many years.

(JoAnn, Janice, Pam, Judy)

I am entering the following challenges:

Frilly and Funky Blogspot - Anything But A Card With A Twist
(My hidden spot is the charm with my brother's picture)
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Texting Vintage Style

Thank you for visiting.  Comments are welcomed and appreciated!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - No Rules!

This Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is No Rules!  This week's winner will receive a $15 gift certificate from Marker Pop and choice of 7 digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  Wow!  Please come and play.

I have been wanting to try stamping on candles for a long time.  It is way too much fun and quite addictive!  This is a two-sided candle that can be used year round.  One side is Christmas, the other is inspirational. 

Victoria by Sugar Nellie

Here is a close up.  Isn't she beautiful?

This is Side 2 of the candle.
 CC Designs Swiss Pixie Angel and Baby Jesus

 These are digital images that I printed out on tissue paper using my inkjet printer.  I taped my tissue paper to a piece of heavy cardstock before I ran it through my printer.  It went through my printer fine.  Both images were colored with Copics then I cut them out as close to the image as possible and adhered them to the candle using wax paper and my heat tool.  I was too heavy handed with the heat tool on the little Manger scene (melting) - thus the inspiration for a two sided candle!

I first practiced on a couple of lightly used ivory candles that I had at home.  I bought a few white candles to make a few for Christmas gifts.  I prefer the white.  The images come out much more vibrant than the ivory candles.

Gotta have a little sparkle so Stardust Stickles were in order - a little for the angel wings, halo and the star.  I also used them on Victoria on the flowers.  The sentiment for Victoria was created on my computer.  The precious angel sentiment is part of the image.

I will be entering the following challenges:

All That Scraps Challenge - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Favorite
(Favorite is the technique of stamping on candles.  Love it!)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Anything  But A Card
Fashionista Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Things With Wings
Crafts and Me Challenge - Lace and Pearls
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting.  Comments are welcomed and appreciated. :)
Have an awesome week!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's another fun challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  Create a card or project that is a little on the creepy side.  Our awesome Sponsor this week is Marianne Design.  Love their dies!  Just beautiful.  Please enter your "creepy" project for a chance to win a surprise gift from this fantastic company.

I chose to use Mermaid Witch by Hannah Lynn.  She's lovely, isn't she?  I used some sparklies from my Christmas stash to create seaweed.  I painted some of the seashells with Folk Art Metallic Paint and Stickles on the others.  I assembled and took this card apart three times!  I just couldn't get the look I wanted.  I even cut the side off the card.  Not an easy task, I tell ya!

Close Up


Side View

Card Design
Stamp - Mermaid Witch by Hannah Lynn
DP - K and Company
Folk Art Metallic Paint - Inca Gold, Peridot and Amethyst
Spellbinders Dies
Seashells - Myrtle Beach, SC

I will be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Dies and or Punches

I Brake For Challenges Blog - Fall

Divas By Design - Anything Goes

TTT Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Orange, Free, Digi)

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

Paper Pretties - Halloween cards 

Stampin for the Weekend - Something Spooky

Thank you so much for visiting.  Comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my first post as a Design Team Member for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  I am so excited and honored to be part of the Team and hope that my projects will help to inspire you.

This weeks challenge is to create a card or project using the photo below as your inspiration!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is WHOOPSI DAISY.  Oh my goodness!  They have the most adorable images.  The prize is 4 sheets of Digistamps!  Wow!  Please come join the fun.

I chose Scooter Tilda by Magnolia.  Isn't she the cutest?  She is strong, independent and knows how to have fun.  Couldn't we all learn from her?

Close Up


Trying for Fancy!

I really enjoyed the bright, cheery colors on this card.  I think I will try these more often.

Card Design:
Stamps:  Scooter Tilda by Magnolia
Outside Sentiment: Inspiring Sentiments by Inspired by Stamping
Inside Sentiment:  She Did It Anyway by Melody Ross for Unity
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Martha Stewart doily punch
McGill maple leaf punch
Stardust Stickles
Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles for ground
Copic Markers
Spellbinders dies

I am entering the following challenges:

Just Magnolia and Hangler and Stangler Challenge Blog

(Update:  This was the last challenge for Just Magnolia.
So sorry that this is ending.  Some good news - I won the Simon Says Gift Voucher!
Thank you so much.)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Glitter and Sparkle

7 Kids Challenge Blog Fall Is In The Air

 Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog Fall

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Leaf Inspiration

If you would like to leave a comment, it is greatly appreciated!