8.30.2011

Sweet Poppy Bear:



Good morning! I am so excited to share my card with you today. It *might* be in the running to be my favorite card... ever!!!

Though my attempt at a flag banner pretty much stinks, I am still pleased with the overall appearance of the card. I guess that's why they say "practice makes perfect."

Sweet Poppy Bear
Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo digi; Recollections papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen.

I made Poppy Bear for the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - "sew" much fun
Catch the Bug - color challenge (according to the color wheel, mine works) and paper piecing
Birthday Sundaes - inspirational photo
The Pink Elephant - paper piecing
Sketchbook Saturday - sketch #26:


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

8.29.2011

Al in Pink:






Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Buttons and Fibres.


One of these days I will make a green and red Christmas card - maybe next time ;)

I used Al Winterfun {found here}:
Al in Pink
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Oval Nestie; Dress It Up buttons; Creatology pom-pom; Creatology sparkle foam star; pink floss.

I made Al for the following challenges:
Paper Creator's Crafts - easel card
Bah! Humbug! - girly-est girl
Designed 2 Delight - Christmas for a Child
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - monochromatic
Divas by Design - Christmas
Truly Scrumptious - mostly pink
Willow Sketchie Challenge - use Pauline's sketch:


And check out StampFairy's New Release & Freebie: Barry Pumpkins:
I hope you have a great week!

8.26.2011

A Gingham Rose:







Good morning!! Today is going to be a GREAT day - I can feel it!! It's all begun with coffee that is soooo strong, I should be bouncing off the walls in about two minutes :)

I figure that's a good start to any day :)

So I finally used some traditional Christmas colors: red and green. Too bad it's on a very Summery card. I made this card for my Grandma, she is going in for knee replacement surgery in a few weeks.
Gingham Rose - Bugaboo
Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo digi; K&Co and KI Memories papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Scalloped Oval, Oval, and Rectangle Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Prima flowers; Dress It Up buttons; Recollections gems.


I made Rose Bear for the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts - things with wings
Crafty Creations - animals
Stampin' B's - square/circle easel card
Your Next Stamp Challenge - fruits
The Pink Elephant - inspirational photo:
Forever Friends - 3D
The Paper Shelter - use die cuts/punches
Flutter By Wednesdays - anything with a butterfly
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch #116:


Also StampFairy has a New Release today - this would be perfect for my Grandma as well!



Have a wonderful Friday.
Stay crafty.

8.24.2011

Barry's Little Pal:





Good morning all! Wednesdays have been good to me for a few weeks, so I'm hoping today will also bring good things.


So I must admit, I have a small problem: easel cards and stitching. This seems to be my "thing" lately. But I guess if nothing is wrong, then don't bother fixing it!




I made the little snowman (whom I have nicknamed "Snowy") have the same nose as Barry - that makes me smile :)

Barry and Snowy
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; KI Memories and Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Circle Nestie; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder; Dress It Up buttons; Creatology pom-poms.

I made Barry (and Snowy) for the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Cute n Girly
ABC Christmas - use a Christmas quote
The Stamping Boutique - dots and stripes
Papertake Weekly - use dies
Tuesday Throwdown - dimension and texture
Glitter Geeks - use sketch:


Well I do hope you enjoy your Wednesday - it looks like is going to be a beautiful day out there.
Stay crafty.

8.22.2011

Toby Easel Box:






Today's Ramblings:
Good Monday morning. We had such a great weekend, I am sad it's over :( The good news?? In another two weeks and we have another long weekend! Yay for Labour Day weekend!!!!

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Fancy Folds.

I just recently started with fancy folds. I now find them truly addicting. This time around I tried something new. I doubt I will ever make another easel box as it took me 6 hours to complete. A lot of trial and error went into this project!

I used Toby Snow {found here}:
Toby Easel Box


I tried to think outside the box when it came to non-traditional Christmas colors.
Toby Easel Box


Perfect for a little Christmas treat!
Toby Easel Box
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; KI Memories and Recollections papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter; Dress It Up buttons; Recollections brads; orange floss.

I made Toby for the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - non-traditional colors
Winter Wonderland - for the boys/male
Christmas Challenges {with sketches} - use sketch #7 (don't display sketch)
Totally Paper Crafts - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge - sparkle
One Stop Craft - bold and bright
Crazy 4 Challenges - BINGO (brads, die cuts, paper piecing)
Bah! Humbug! - something new (new technique)

The Paper Variety - threads
Fab 'n' Funky - stitching

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - metal embellies, stripes, stamping, texture paper (glitter)


This is George {found here}, he is a New Release today. Isn't he adorable?!?

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

8.17.2011

Sweet Barry:





Good morning! I almost need my warm fuzzy robe this morning. The evenings sure are getting MUCH cooler again. My thermostat says it is 8C (46F) outside - brrrrrrr! I always have to remind myself that it is going on to September!

Since it is so chilly out, a Christmas card is just what the doctor ordered!!

I used Barry Winter {found here}:
Barry Winter


I bet he's not bothered by the cool weather.
Barry Winter


Details:
Barry Winter
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; KI Memories and Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Label Eight Nestie; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter; Dress It Up buttons.

I made Barry for the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Cheer
My Time To Craft - G is for... GLITTER!
Tuesday Throwdown - non-stamped sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint - orange and pink
The Secret Crafter - Christmas is Coming
Stampin' For the Weekend - spots and dots
The Pink Elephant - stitching
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Sweet Inspiration:


Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - sketch:



Please enjoy your Wednesday - bundle up if you are on your way to work and you live beside me ;)

8.15.2011

Linda Cheer - Good Luck:





Today's Ramblings: Good Monday morning. Can you believe we are at the half way mark of August?? For some reason my head is in March - has been all week.

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is Back to School.

Every time I think of "Back to School", I begin to sing the Adam Sandler song in my head that he sung in Billy Madison. And of course, it's in my head right now ;)

I used Linda Cheerleader {found here}:
Linda Cheerleader


Another bright fun card - makes me smile:
Linda Cheerleader


Details:
Linda Cheerleader
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Cupcake Cards & Crafts digi papers and Recollections paper; Recollections cardstock; Copics, Gelly Roll white pen; Scalloped Oval Nesties; Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter; Prima flowers; Dress It Up buttons.


I made Linda for the following challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - inspirational photo - I used the colors pink, blue, yellow, and white
Crafty Calendar Challenge - use hot colors
The Crafty Pad - cute n' girly
Frosted Designs - animals
Wags 'n Whiskers - sparkly
Polka Doodles - good luck
The Poodles Parlour - anything found in a garden
CES Challenge - mix and match (use different paper manufacturers)
Fussy and Fancy - use 3 or more favorite embellies
Prairie Fairy Challenge - sketch:


I do hope you enjoy your Monday and I will see you real soon!

8.12.2011

Citrus Lilly:






Good morning Friday!

Since my last card made me feel so happy, I thought I would make another bright-happy-fun card.

Today, my card features Lilly Playing {found here}:
Lilly Citrus


I just love her little bootie shoes - they are just the sweetest!
Lilly Citrus


Details:
Lilly Citrus
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy and Netty's Cards digis; K&Co and Recollections papers; Bazzill embossed and Recollections cardstock; Copics, Gelly Roll white pen; Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; EK Success fleur de lis border punch; Prima flowers; Recollections gems; Dress It Up buttons; pink and orange floss.


I made Lilly for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - dies or punches
Your Next Stamp Challenge - use a border punch
Do You Stack Up - embossing
I Did It Creations - children
Cooking It Up with Katie - summer, embossing, and dies/punches
Flutter By Wednesday - anything with a butterfly
The Paper Shelter - stitching
The Pixie Cottage - use sketch and flowers:



And here is the latest addition to the StampFairy family. Meet the Garden Goblins {found here}:


Have a WONDERFUL Friday and I hope your weekend is fab :)

8.10.2011

Bright-Happy-Fun Toby:




Good morning bloggin' buddies! My head is a little fuzzy at the moment, I can't seem to shake Mr. Sandman. If I start to really ramble or don't make much sense at all then you will know why :)

I am sure drinking more of my delicious coffee, watching the sun come up past the trees, and listening to all the lil birdies chirp should wake me up shortly.

Today I am sharing a card meant just for me! I love bright, happy, fun cards!

I started with Toby Love {found here}:
Toby Love


This should no doubt put a smile on anyone's face, it certainly did mine!
Toby Love

Tip: I use my straight edge cutter A LOT. I go through blades very, very quickly. When I notice they are dragging the paper and not giving a sharp cut, I throw a piece of tin foil on the cutter and run the blade back and forth a couple of times. It give the blade a bit of renewed life! Or at least until you can get to the craft store to buy some more!

Details:
Toby Love
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; me and my BIG ideas paper and ??? paper (from my stash); Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Label Eight Nestie; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch; Martha Stewart White flock; Prima flowers; Dress It Up flowers.

I made Toby for the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles - primary colors
Top Tip Tuesday - straight edges
Birthday Sundaes - birthdays
The Pink Elephant - butterflies
Scrap-Creations - BINGO (die cut, digi, and flowers)
Tuesday Throwdown - birthdays
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - easel cards
Cupcake Crafts - sew mad
Polka Doodles - CASE a DT:
I cased Fliss's easel card. I used the same LO and used *almost* the same sentiment:


Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

8.08.2011

Toby has a Headache...





Today's Ramblings: Good morning! It's a chilly one out there this morning. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. So hard to believe that it is the 2nd week of August already! August is Christmas month for me. This is when I get into high gear with Christmas card making. I've also got some good gift ideas too!

I have noticed that maybe other bloggers are thinking the same way I do. There has been a boost in Christmas cards the past month.

With that said, I have a Christmas card to share with you all today :)

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch!

I am almost hesitant to share this card, it is not my favorite and when things aren't working out I add stuff to the card until I can't fit anything else. I kept telling myself to stop and walk away, but that little voice in my head was happily singing Christmas songs instead LOL

I used Toby Everyday Angel {found here}:
Toby Everyday Angel


Poor Toby - I think he is getting a headache from all this stuff on his card ;)
Toby Everyday Angel
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digis; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Circle Nestie; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Spots and Dots folders; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up buttons; Recollections gems; hemp twine.

I have made Toby for the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - white (image can be colored)
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - stripes, texture, ribbon, stamping (cards #1, #2)
Aud Sentiments - say Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - no DP
A Gem of a Challenge - white on white
Frosted Designs - color something

StampFairy Challenge
- sketch:


Well I hate to blog and run, but I better get to work!
Have a wonderful Monday!
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8.04.2011

Linda Ballet is a Dancing Machine:

Today's Ramblings: Good morning! Now how did it get to Thursday already? This week seems to be flying by (not that I am complaining!). Tomorrow is Friday and we all know how I LOVE/LIVE for the weekends!

Today I am sharing a cutie card with you all. I have had this image since its debut in January, but haven't had the chance to use it. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect Thursday :)

I started with Linda Ballet {found here}:
Linda Ballet


Dancing, dancing, dancing... She's a dancing machine!
Linda Ballet



Detail Shot:
Linda Ballet
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections papers; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up buttons; hemp twine.

I made Linda Ballet for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craftroom - soft and sweet
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - critters!
For Fun Challenges - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - best foot forward (shoes)
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - buttons/bows
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - use sketch #113:


Well I better toot-a-loo off to work. Have a wonderful Thursday.

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EEK!!! I almost forgot.... my winner from the Surprise Virtual Birthday Blog Hop is...

#27: Marie B. said...

Neat card, and happy birthday to Gerda! :)


Please go {here} to claim your prize!



8.01.2011

Bee Crafty Chopping Challenge:


How do you like my new blog look?? I have been working on it for a few days now. The only thing left is a new siggy :)

Hard to believe we are into August already - before you know it will be Christmas again **jumping up and down**

Today's DT Challenge: The new monthly challenge at Bee Crafty is Cropping & Chopping Images.

I did something I never do: Clean and Simple and I used an acrylic stamp too!

I used Whimsical Girl Summer Ducky {found here} and cropped her into a Christmas card:
Whimsical Girl
Card Ingredients: Bee Crafty digi; Recollections paper; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Studio G stamp; Craftsmart Black ink.


I made her swimsuit into a polka dot top.
Here is the original digi:
I made Whimsical Girl for the following challenges:
Sassy Studios - Christmas
Happileigh Scrappin' - anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Christmas Cards
CES Challenges - feeling the blues
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
ABC Christmas - O is for Old (older digi or stamp)
jingle belles - blue Christmas


Thank you for stopping by!

Linda Fairy in her Christmas Best:

Today's Ramblings: Good morning! What a beautiful Monday morning! I am blogging a bit later this morning as it is a holiday for me - yeah for August Long weekend!! The weekend has been great so far, most people go to the lake one last time before school is back. I personally like to stay at home. Saturday we spent to whole day in the front yard ripping out 5 overgrown ornamental bushes/trees and yesterday I spent the day crafting and relaxing.

Enough babbling - sorry ladies, it's a long weekend, I can do what ever I want (LOL)

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is a Color Throwdown: Purple, Pink & Turquoise



I started with Linda Fairy {found here} and put her in a Christmas party dress:
Linda Fairy



I also made a matching gift box and tag using Christmas Sentiments {found here}:
Linda Fairy



Though you can't tell in the photo, this is a miniature set. The card measures 3" x 5" and the gift box is almost 3" high. My cards are usually 5" x 6.5" or 6.5" x 6.5" so I felt like my fingers were too big making this gift set! (not that I am graceful or delicate on the best of days, but you get what I am saying, right?)
Linda Fairy
Card, Chinese Take-Out, and Tag Ingredients:
StampFairy digis; KI Memories and Recollections papers; Recollections cardstock; Circle Nesties; Gelly Roll white pen; Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter; EK Success Snowflake border punch; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up buttons; pink floss; hemp twine.

I made Lindy Fairy for the following challenges:
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Fairies or Angels
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Fun with Shapes - Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Celebrate!
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Simon Says - shaped creations
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - make a card, gift box, and tag
Sisterhood of Crafters - make a 3D project
Christmas Card Challenges - use week 35 sketch:


Do enjoy your day!