3.31.2011

Black & White Christmas


Today's Ramblings: Good morning! 'Tis the last day of March! And it's almost the weekend - yay!! Plus it's payday - and who doesn't like payday!

Well, I am pretty proud of myself: I made my 5 Christmas cards for the month. I have been working non-stop, and squeaked in my last two this week.

I had a vision of a non-colored digi, and the rest of the card to be black and white.

I used the beautiful digi, Red Cardinal {found here}:


I based my whole card around my black and white houndstooth ribbon, only to realize I didn't have enough :( So I went with the only solid black ribbon I had - sheer. Me and sheer ribbon do not get along LOL!

Card Ingredients:
Delicious Doodles digi; Recollections and Making Memories papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Celebrate It ribbon; button; hemp twine.


I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:

Well my friends, have a wonderful day and if I don't see you until Monday, have a wonderful weekend!!



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3.30.2011

SSW 95 - StampFairy

Today's Ramblings: It's been a relatively quite week. I finally got a good nights sleep - that, I am thankful for. Otherwise, life is pretty boring - hey, I can handle that!!

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

Our Sponsor:
StampFairy!! Yeah! Yes it's true, I am on the StampFairy team and I LOVE the images. Lots of freebies and cuties {found here}.

The winner this week gets 4 digis of their choice - wahooooo-ie!

I used Panda Paul Bamboo {found here}:


Awwwwhh - isn't he just a sweetie! I just finished purchasing the whole set - that's how much I love him!

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; KI Memories, Making Memories, and Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up button; Recollections gems; hemp twine.


Sweet Sketch 95:


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


Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by.

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3.29.2011

Christmas with NO stamps?!?!?!?!

Today's Ramblings: Good morning! After a fun-filled night of house alarms and phone calls, all of which I couldn't here because I was in such a deep sleep, I am here and very, very tired. I best be drinking a LOT of coffee today!!!


My card today has NO digis- say whaaat! Haven't done that in a year or so - VERY difficult for me.

Funny thing is, I thought it would be a snap to do - no coloring or cutting. HA! Jokes on me - still took me a couple of hours to make *yikers* I think I will stick to digis after this one ;)


Card Ingredients:
atd Christmas chipboard pieces; American Crafts papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Rectangle Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Recollections gems and pearls.



I made this Christmas card for the following Christmas challenges:


Well I am off to wash the car and then to work - have a wonderful day!

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3.28.2011

StampFairy Challenge #16 - Photo Inspiration

Today's Ramblings: OH Monday - my love/hate relationship with you continues LOL. Can you believe it's the last Monday of March though?? Wow - where has the time gone? I took off a few days from crafting. My brain couldn't hardly do anything but watch tv - even that was hard!! I feel a bit more refreshed and ready to craft up a storm!

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is photo inspiration.

I used Lenny Love {found here}:

I used lots of Spring colors for Lenny:

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Labels Eight Nesties; EK Success Swiss Dots punch; Primas; Stampendous! stamp; Stampin' Up! Pomegrenate ink; wooden button; Recollections gems; hemp twine.



I made Lenny for the following challenges:

StampFairy Challenge - photo inspiration:


There is also a cute addition to the StampFairy family - Patsy EasterEggs {found here}:

Can't wait to see what you all come up with! And don't forget: we love to see everything, but only a StampFairy digi project will win.


Have a wonderful Monday!
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3.23.2011

SSW 94 - Meljen's Designs



Today's Ramblings: I am too tired to ramble. It would be that incoherent ramble. Nobody wants that LOL.

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

Our Sponsor:
Meljen's Designs is sponsoring us this week! They have the cutest digis that are just so unique. I always love working with Meljen's and they have lots of cutie freebies too! The winner this week gets FOUR digis of there choice!!!

Oh yeah - there is an extra twist: Use a bunny on your card!

I used Fluffy Bunny:


I thought he would be perfect in pink!


Card Ingredients:
Meljen's digi; gcd papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Rectangle Nestie; Primas; Dress It Up buttons; Ms lace ribbon; hemp twine.


Sweet Sketch 94:
Please be sure to visit the rest of the DT and also our sponsor this week:


Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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3.22.2011

Lilly Winter - You're a Star!

Today's Ramblings: Today's ramblings will be more of a "today's rant" lol. My saga continues of grape purple and lavender turning to blues on my camera. After spending 2 hours last night wrestling with my settings, white balance, etc, I have come to the conclusion that it's not me, it's my camera. And we shall leave it at that! I was (and still am) ready to pull out my hair! {end rant}

Yes, I am VERY hard on myself. I am my own worst critic - for shame.
Or maybe it's because I am very tired - work has been very long and stressful lately.


Lilly Winter is a star because she posed for 2 hours for me LOL - oh yes, she's mocking me right now in her glittery lavender goodness. What's that? Yes, Lilly has made me lose my mind...

Miss Lilly Winter is a freebie {found here}:

Girls - I am going crazy! Must be the lack of sleep!


Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; K&Co and Recollections papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Square Nestie; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Martha Stewart Purple Sapphire glitter; K&Co transfers with backing; M's lace ribbon; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.



I made Miss Lilly for some of my favorite Christmas challenges:

Well if you've made it this far, then you've realized that (a) I am a crazy girl or (b) I am just tired. You use your own judgment :)

Have a wonderful day!
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3.21.2011

StampFairy Challenge - Another sketch!



Today's Ramblings: OH Monday - here you are again :(
The weekend was great, as they usually are. The snow is slowing melting but let's face it - the real Spring won't be here for another good 1 or 2 months. But at least the days are getting longer, it's great to drive to work in the morning when it's not pitch black out.

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Sketch #2!

I used a new StampFairy face: Panda Paul Bamboo {found here}:

Unfortunately, while I was doing some finishing touches on my card, I tore Panda Paul's face in two! I nearly had a heart attack. Fortunately, I was able to mend his face and ear - hence the butterfly sitting on his forehead LOL.


Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Oval, Scalloped Oval, Circle, and Beaded Circle Nesties; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Martha Stewart Brownstone and Tourmaline glitter; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.


I made Panda Paul for the following challenges:


Here is the challenge sketch:

StampFairy also has a new release today -- meet Lenny Cupcakes {found here}:

I love the last one with Lenny as a cupcake - too stinkin cute! I know these will be in digi stamp collection soon!

Have a wonderful day -- I will see you all tomorrow!
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3.18.2011

StampFairy Toby Amaze

Today's Ramblings: Good morning! Thank goodness it is Friday. Whatta week at work, and not a good week. I certainly could use another weekend! I better get moving if I want to make it to work on time today - the roads have been treacherous, glare ice everywhere.

So today I brought out my big blue ribbon again and used Toby Love-Notes {found here}:

Isn't Toby a real cutie!?!

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; Recollections paper and cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties; Celebrate It ribbon; Martha Stewart Turquoise glitter; Prima flower; Recollections gems.



I made Toby for the following challenges:

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

Betsy and Freebie Friday can be found {here}:

...AND you have a few days left to join the StampFairy Challenge {GREEN!}. Please remember when playing to use a StampFairy image as we have lots of freebies for everyone!

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3.16.2011

ABC Christmas Challenge



I am oh-so-busy today: I have two posts! Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge post can be found {here}.


I was asked by Samantha at ABC Christmas Challenge (and by asked, I mean I jumped up and down and said pick me, pick me!) to be a Guest Designer for the next two weeks.

So what's the challenge? F is for Freebie

StampFairy is sponsoring and Gerda made a special freebie digi for everyone to use! So the Freebie part is Lenny (or you can use any other StampFairy image) and you also must follow Carissa's awesome sketch. Pretty simple right?


So this little cutie is Freebie Lenny {found here}:


Oh that Lenny - such a doll!


Card Ingredients:
StampFairy image; American Crafts papers; American Crafts and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Circle Nesties; Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up buttons; wooden button; Recollections gems; hemp twine.



The sketch to follow:


I also made Lenny for some of my favorite Christmas challenges:
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - use stars
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - 3 pattern papers and 3 gems (card #2)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Little Brown Dress (photo inspired), I was inspired by the colors

Alrighty then - that's that! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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