4.28.2011

Joy to the World


Phew! I did it, I got my 5th Christmas card of the month done.

A bit different for me, but I think it turned out pretty okay :)
Card Ingredients:
My Mind's Eye papers; Bazzill cardstock; Oval Nestie; Celebrate It sparkle ribbon; Making Memories metal sentiment and brads; Recollections gems.



I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:

Cheerio - thanks for coming by!
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4.27.2011

SSW 99 - Bugaboo Stamps



Today's Ramblings: Can you believe it is the last Wednesday of the month?!!! Seriously, I know I say this every stinkin' month - but where has the time gone!!?!?! We just got our first rain of the season yesterday, but this beautiful Spring weather isn't fooling me - I bet we have another dump of snow in the next few weeks.


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

Our Sponsor:
Bugaboo Stamps! Who doesn't love a good Bugaboo image - I have got a million of them!!

Jodie will be giving one lucky winner seven digis - that's a value of $21!

I used one of my older images, Flower Bears Thistle {found here}. I wanted it to look like he was wearing a baby onsie:


I am once again, not too pleased how this card turned out. There is wayyyyy toooo much going on here - but oh well, he's still cute!


Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo digi; KI Memories papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Scalloped Square Nesties; Martha Stewart Feldspar and Brownstone glitters; Celebrate It ribbons; Primas; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.


Sweet Sketch #99:

Next week we will be celebrating our 100th sketch - see, time really does fly!

Please be sure to join us for a good ol' fashioned fun blog hop, as it will be a lot of fun with lots of fun prizes!! Now that sounds... fun!!!!!!!




Don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs creations as well as our FAB sponsor:



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4.26.2011

Santa Lenny

Today I kind of cheated and made a set of two Christmas cards. I try not to make the same card twice but it tends to happen quite a lot around Christmas. I am trying to get in my 5 Christmas cards done for the month, and of course I am leaving it to the last minute. Maybe in May I will start the first week - that's a novel idea hey??

I used StampFairy's Lenny Christmas {found here}:

I just purchased this rich colored ribbon - isn't it pretty?
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; DCWV papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Label Eight and Scalloped Oval Nesties; Martha Stewart Mica sparkles; Celebrate It ribbon; Recollections pearls; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.


I made this set of cards for the following Christmas challenges:

Have a wonderful day!

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4.25.2011

StampFairy Challenge - Recipe



Today's Ramblings: I hope you all had a good Easter. Me and my husband had enough chocolate to make any child jealous - oh my! The weather was so nice and we were able to do some Spring yard work. The snow is almost gone in the shady areas but I still can't get to my flower beds back there. Oh well, it's still early - lots of time to tend to flowers.

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is "Sparkle, 3 papers, and 2 die cuts/punches."

I made a gift for a friend using Baby Jake and his Snuggle Blanket {found here}:


I decided I didn't have enough to do *heehee* and spent about 6 hours making this frame with rolled paper:

In the end, I hope Mama and Baby Liam will like it.
Frame Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; KI Memories papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Label Eight Nesties; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Martha Stewart Turquoise sparkles; Celebrate It ribbon and Offray lace; Recollections pearls; Michaels wood frame.



I made Baby Jake for the following challenges:

And look at these new cuties at StampFairy - Peekers Teddies {found here}:

If I know me, I will be getting these as I think they are super adorable!!

Please be sure to check out the rest of the wonderful creations my teamies made - they shan't disappoint!

I also wanted to share with you a photo of the new family that moved in across from my craftroom - Mama and Papa are making a hole in our old birch tree. I love nature and all it's little creatures! I do believe it is a pair of white-breasted Nuthatches but I don't know my birds that well.
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4.20.2011

SSW 98 - DSB

Today's Ramblings: It's Wednesday! It's Easter week! I don't really do too much for any occasion or holiday except Christmas. Now that is when I go all out. Any other holiday for me is just a nice long weekend spent with my husband :)

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

Our Sponsor:
DigiStamp Boutique! The very first digi I purchased was at DSB over a year ago, I remember being a littler nervous as I didn't really understand digis LOL. But I knew I love Sally-Ann's work and couldn't resist!

Sally-Ann will be giving one lucky winner SIX digis!

I used one of my older digis, but she is certainly my favorite: Libby, which I do believe is discontinued. I LOVE her pant suite, always reminds me of Jodie Foster in Freaky Friday:


I'm not sure what I was thinking when I was placing Libby on the card, to me she looks a bit off - oh well. I won't tell if you don't ;)

You can check out my Bow and Button tutorial by going {here}
Card Ingredients:
DigiStamp Boutique digi; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Scalloped Oval, Oval, Circle, and Beaded Circles Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up and random buttons; hemp twine.


Sweet Sketch #99:


Don't forget to check out what the rest of my teamies have come up with as well as our super-duperly awesome monthly sponsor:


In two weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday will be celebrating it's 100th sketch! Don't miss out on all the blog hopping fun!


Enjoy your day - as always, thanks for stopping by!

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4.19.2011

Snowy Postbox



Today's Ramblings: Good morning! When I first got up this morning I thought it was Good Friday which means I didn't have to go to work. The joke was on me - silly Tuesday!

I have another Christmas card to share today (actually a set - I made two of the same). If I can keep up this pace, I should have a fair amount of Christmas cards come December. Last year I was working 30+ hours a week making dang Christmas cards in November. Well I guess that was a *small* rant - sorry :)

I used Snowy Postbox {found here}:

I love doing something completely different than my bright cutsie cards.


Card Ingredients:
Delicious Doodles digi; Making Memories papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Oval, Scalloped Oval, and Rectangle Nesties; Celebrate It ribbon; Recollections gems; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.



I made this pair of cards for the following challenges:

I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday. See you all again tomorrow!
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4.18.2011

StampFairy Challenge - For the Girls

Today's Ramblings: I am always so sad to see the weekend go but this week is a short work week since it's Easter weekend! This past weekend, we bought tiling for our kitchen backsplash as we are doing a cosmetic renovation. So exciting!! We have been saving our pennies to be able to redo the countertops, sink, faucet, and a backsplash. It's going to look fantastic when we are finished. I can't wait!

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is "For the Girls - with a Sentiment."

I made my first Christmas card of the month using Nelly Ornaments {found here}:


I had a lot of fun with the colors on this "girly" Christmas card.

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; We R Memory Keepers and Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Circle, Square, and Lacy Square Nesties; Martha Stewart Fire Opal sparkles; Celebrate It ribbons; Recollections gems; Dress It Up buttons.


I made Nelly for the following challenges:


And check out the new release at StampFairy - meet Lenny and Linda Wedding {found here}:


And there is some new super cute digi paper - Wedding Paper Pack {found here}:

...AND... don't forget - it's all 50% off!!!

Now that's pretty cool :)
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4.15.2011

Polka Dot Kasi

Today's Ramblings: Good morning! Happy mid-April! We had a small dusting of snow overnight but otherwise we have had quite a beautiful Spring so far. You can see all the little bird tracks in the newly fallen snow - oh how I love nature and all it's little creatures!

Today I have a card that is sure to bring sunshine to anyone!

I used Kasi the Kitty {found here} and made him into a little polka dot kitty:


I printed Kasi out 5 times to paper piece every little inch of him including a pop up face:

I used the last of my pretty yellow ribbon and I can't find any more - so sad :(
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Circle Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Recollections gems; Dress It Up button; hemp twine.


I made Kasi for the following challenges:


Don't forget there are still a few more days to enter StampFairy Challenge: Easter Basket (treat holder).

And StampFairy Shop is still holding their 50% off everything sale! Go check it out if you like super-adorable images!





Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!

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