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!