2.28.2011

StampFairy Challenge - Anything but a card



Today's Ramblings: Wowzers - how did it get to be Monday again?!?! If only the work week would go as fast as the weekend... And the last day of February too!?!?! Where is the time going?


Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Anything but a card.

When I first saw the challenge, I thought to myself: Self, what the heck are you going to come up with?? I had two older ceramic containers that I keep in my craftroom, one is "prettied up" and the other, not so much. Once I made the decision to make something for myself, I used all my favorite things!!

I paperpieced this cutie, Toby Love {found here} using Bright Checks paper {found here}:

So, incase you were wondering, I made a Copic holder:

Altered Project Ingredients:
StampFairy image and papers; KI Memories paper; Recollections cardstock; Copic V12; Gelly Roll white pen; Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties; Martha Stewart Kunzite glitter; American Crafts ribbon; Dress It Up button; hemp twine; Michaels ceramic container.



I made Toby for the following challenges:



Be sure to check out the rest of the cutie creations from the rest of the team - you will be amazed.
Enjoy your day!

Oh, and check out the newest StampFairy release.
You can find April Showers Patsy {here}:

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2.26.2011

StampFairy Toby Hugs

Today's Ramblings: I took the week off to do some other things, but felt I better get back in the craft room. Lots to do, so I will keep this short. Weekends just don't seem to be long enough!


Today's Card:
I used this little cutie again, Toby Love-Notes {found here}:

I kept it rather simple, but yet still takes hours to do *sigh*:
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Recollections cardstock; me & my BIG ideas papers; Black Copic; Gelly Roll white pen; Oval Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Celebrate It ribbons; Martha Stewart Brownstone glitter; Recollections gems.



I made Toby for the following challenges:

Don't forget to check out the New Release and Freebie Friday at StampFairy.
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2.23.2011

SSW 90 - Sweet 'n Sassy

Today's Ramblings: I brought out the new sewing machine - wasn't too difficult. It's like I never stopped sewing. Now Derek is lining up with pants to hem *sigh*

As most of you may know, Christchurch New Zealand was hit with an earthquake on February 22. One of my SSW Teamies is from New Zealand - Kathie, I hope you are okay and have been thinking about you.


Today's DT Challenge:
A new Wednesday brings a new Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Our Sponsor:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a Christian digi stamp company offering a wide variety of hand drawn digital stamp designs and sentiments for the digital stamper or scrapbooker. We started out as a clear stamp company back in November 2007 and made the change over to all digital in February 2010. We have hundreds of fabulous digis to choose from starting at just $.99. Check us out at http://sweetnsassystamps.com.

One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate!

I used this little cutie, Sweet Dreams:


For the little one:


Card Ingredients:
Sweet 'n Sassy image; K&Co paper; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Martha Stewart Crystal glitter; Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder; Scalloped Square Nesties; Dress It Up buttons; Ms felt star ribbon; Celebrate It ribbon.




Sketch #90:


Please be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations as well as our wonderful sponsor:


Have a wonderful Wednesday.
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2.21.2011

StampFairy Challenge - Red, White, and Turquoise

Today's Ramblings: It's another Monday - if you live any where close to me, then you are "celebrating" Family Day. Family Day is the 3rd Monday of February that I guess you do just that: spend time with family and NOT go to work. Today I will be "spending time with family" by doing laundry and cleaning the house *heehee*

Cards {for} Critters, which is the name of my animal rescue charity drive, is almost organized. For every special card sold, I will give $1 (50 cents each) to two local rescue organizations:
SCAT Street Cat Rescue and New Hope Dog Rescue

I just have a few more things to get in order and hopefully will be giving to these great rescues very soon! I know it's not much, but every bit helps these poor little animals get a new lease on life.


Today's DT Challenge:
The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Red, White, and Turquoise.

Last week we had such a great turnout - thanks for the support! Since it was so hard for the "judges" to pick a three for a Top 3, they gave it to EVERYONE! Congrats to all!

I just received my new Warm Grey Copics in the mail, so I am still getting used to them - must learn to shadow a bit less as it looks like he fell in some mud.
I used Lenny Winter aka Mud-Face {found here}:

Christmas card #4 of the year!!!
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; DCWV papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Square and Beaded Circle Nesties; Martha Stewart Crystal tinsel glitter; Dress It Up buttons; Recollections gems.



I made Lenny for the following challenges:

Be sure to check out the rest of the cutie creations from the rest of the team.
Enjoy your day!

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2.18.2011

StampFairy - Toby Hugs

Today's Ramblings: What a nice day off I have had - I was able to complete a card for a friend.... and well, that is about it!! Good thing it is an extra long weekend and I can get some house things done. I still need to set up my new sewing machine, but it is making me a bit anxious LOL.


Today's Card:
I used this little cutie, Toby Love-Notes {found here}:


Who couldn't use a big bear hug to feel better?!

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; me & my BIG ideas paper; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Labels Three Nesties; Celebrate It ribbon; Martha Stewart Turquoise glitter; Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Recollections gem brads and gems.



I made Toby for the following challenges:


It is also StampFairy's New Release and Freebie Friday!

Clementine Carrots can be found {here}:
And the Friday Freebie can be found {here}.

Don't forget about the StampFairy Challenge: White with a Touch of Color.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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2.16.2011

SSW 89 - DSB

Today's Ramblings: I have yet to plug in my new sewing machine to see if it works but let's assume it will. Then I have put thread on the bobbin and place the thread through the sewing machine etc - this may take me a good couple hours to figure out - so I better save such things for the weekend.

Speaking of weekends - it is a LONG WEEKEND! And I LOVE long weekends *heehee* Monday is "Family Day" and I also took off Friday so it is a FOUR day weekend - wahhooooooie! Countdown begins....

now.

Remember I was telling you about my donation venture to an animal charity - one was recommended to me and they seem to really, really care about animals! I even came up with a name for my special cards and have been working on a blog button. But it is a secret for now - I really hope this is a success. I will have the long weekend to work out the kinks.



Today's DT Challenge:
A new Wednesday brings a new Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Our Sponsor: This week we are sponsored by Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique. We all love Sally-Ann's digis and the winner this week gets to choose SIX images. Good luck!

I used sweet lil Cocoa...



...for sketch #89:

Christmas card #3 of the year!Card Ingredients:
DigiStamp Boutique image; Recollections cardstock; My Mind's Eye papers; Copics; Scallop Oval Nesties; Stampendous! Kaleidoscope glitter.


Please be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations as well as our wonderful monthly sponsor:



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2.14.2011

StampFairy Challenge - White with a Color Touch

Today's Ramblings: Well it is Monday again but I am okay with that as my boss is away for a few weeks. The mice will play!!!!

It's also Valentine's Day! I've never been a big Valentine's celebrator (is that a word?). I don't where a lot of jewelry and though I do LOVE flowers, to pay 4 times the amount on this special day seems kind of silly. I would much rather get $5 daisies any other day of the year *heehee*

With that being said, I got a brand new sewing machine for Valentine's Day!! Now I can do some stitching on cards as I love the look of zigzag stitching.

I also can't wait to share an idea I have been mulling over for the past half a year. As some of you may know I give my cards away, but I also sell a fair number too to my friends and family. Soon, once I have everything in place, I will be donating $1 from each card sold to an animal charity. I am SO excited and can't wait to get it all in place. I will keep you updated :) My husband "bought" the first card so I could give it to a friend today for her birthday - so I already have $1 set aside!

Today's DT Challenge:
The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is White with a Touch of one Color. Big challenge for me - I usually do the exact opposite and have always shied away from white color challenges.

With that being said...

I used Toby {found here} for my 2nd Christmas card of 2011:


This is as simple and colorless as I get - I think it turned out pretty good!

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties; Martha Stewart Crystal tinsel glitter; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.



I made Toby for the following challenges:

The End :)
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2.13.2011

Cards {for} Critters...

My side mission to help animals in need:


Every time I make a card and give to that special someone, I set $1 aside to give to the Saskatoon SPCA, New Hope Dog Rescue, and/or SCAT Street Cat Rescue

I also collect supplies (food, toys etc) that help out animals in need.

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2.11.2011

StampFairy - Toby Freebie

Good morning - gotta make this really quick. I was up at 6AM to finish this card and now I'm going to be late for work if I don't smarten up!

I used StampFairy's Toby Love who is a freebie {found here}:

What a sweetie!


Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Square Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; American Crafts ribbon; Recollections gems; Dress It Up button.



I made Toby Love for the following challenges:


It is also StampFairy's New Release and Freebie Friday!

Toby Love is found {here}:


The Friday Freebie can be found {here}.


And this little cutie was released earlier this week- Baby Dotty can be found {here}.


Okay, I really have to go - I am really late now - eeeeek!!!
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