2.29.2012

Toby LOVE:


Good morning friends, I hope the week has been treating you well.  Happy Leap Day!  30 Rock tells me that Leap Day is a celebration to anything you want with no consequences.  Hmmm..  the possibilities are endless!  I think I will go to work, then come home and make suppers - wow!

The days are getting longer now, no sun in sight when I get up but I do wear my sunglasses driving to work now.  Not much longer and I will be able to see the sunrise out my craftroom window in the mornings - one of life's little pleasures.

StampFairy is sponsoring Penny's Paper's photo inspiration challenge:



I used the colors to inspire my Toby Everyday Angel card.  Yes, I know Valentine's Day is over but it all just seemed to work and fall together for this cutie love card.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Bo Bunny Enchanted paper, Recollections cardstock, Copics (E0000, E000, E00, R21, W5), Gelly Roll white pen, Martha Stewart Garnet sparkle, Creatology chipboard sentiment, CraftSmart stamp, CraftSmart Red ink, Dress It Up button, Doodlebug bakers twine.  Tools:  sewing machine, edge scraper.

I made Toby for the following challenges:  Going Grey w Scrap Creations - pop it up;  Love to Create - stitching;  Charisma Cardz - love is in the air, Simon Says - anything goes;  Do You Stack Up - distressing.


With that said, have a wonderful Wednesday.  Thanks for the visit!

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2.27.2012

Happy Birthday Squirrel:

Good morning all - I feel like I could use a long nap already.  Grrrr Mondays.

Today I am sharing a simple card with a pre-colored digi, which is just right for a little dude.  No frills or bows.  I did try to color a beautiful water scene but after an hour I threw it out and made this instead with Critter Squirrel.
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps digi, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, EK Success Swiss Cheese border punch, Dress It Up button.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this critter card for the following challenges:  Stamp, Scrap & Doodle and Sweet Stampin' - manly;  Dilly Bean - in stitches; Sketchy Thursday - sketch #161:

Have a wonderful Monday - thanks for the visit!

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2.24.2012

Golden Butterfly:


Good morning friends.  I hope you have been enjoying your week, the great news is TGIF!  Need I say more?

Today I am sharing a rather simple looking card, unfortunately it took me 3 hours to put together.  How is that even possible?  
 Card Ingredients:  Stampers Anonymous butterfly stamp and Waltzing Mouse Vintage Label 18 border stamp, Martha Stewart Clear embossing ink, Stampendous! Pirate Gold embossing powder, Labels 18 and Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Script folders, Celebrate It ribbon, KaiserCraft Sparklets.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this golden butterfly for the following challenges:  The Pink Elephant - print it;  City Crafter - natural colors;  Divas by Design - bling it up;  Little Miss Muffet - fancy or lacy;   Perfect Sentiments - get well with sketch:

And I musn't forget to tell you about StampFairy's Linda Spring, today's new release:

Enjoy your Friday and thanks for the visit!

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2.21.2012

Flower Girl:


Good morning all - I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Yesterday was Family Day, which is a stat/bank holiday is a few parts of Canada - lucky for me I live in the right area ;)


I couldn't wait to use A Special Flower.  I knew she'd be the right girl to color with Prismacolors.  I just LOVE her whimsical hair.

Card Ingredients:  A Day For Daisies digi;  Prismacolor pencils (too many to list);  Echo Park (Times & Seasons) and Bo Bunny (Welcome Home) papers;  Recollections cardstock;  My Mind's Eye pearl brads;  BasicGrey button;  My Mind's Eye bakers twine;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  edge distresser;  sewing machine.

I made this flower girl for the following challenges:  A Day For Daisies - color challenge;  Mojo Monday - sketch 229;  Cutie Pie Challenge - flowers;  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - image with a flower;  Sweet Stampin' - bingo (flower, button, pearl).




Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Thanks for the visit!

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2.20.2012

Donny Bee Tea:


Oh long weekends - how I love thee!  If you are enjoying Family Day like me, then you have been relaxing and puttering around the house.  Yesterday I barely got off the couch - wowzers!  Something a bit different for me, as I usually like to be doing something.  But I enjoyed it nonetheless.

It's back to work tomorrow, but it's always nice to go back to a short work week.

StampFairy is sponsoring The Shabby Tea Room's photo inspiration (plus a doily) challenge:



I brought out my new Prismacolor pencils and tried a bit of shading on Donny Bee:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi;  K&Co paper;  DCWV and Bazzill cardstock;  Prismacolors (1072, 1052, 928, 905, 992);  Gelly Roll white pen;  Martha Stewart Tinsel Mica glitter;  baking doilies;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Donny Bee for the following challenges:  Crafty Ribbons - paws for thought;  Paper Makeup Stamps - word art;  2 Sisters - stitching.

Have a wonderful Monday.  Thanks for the visit.

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2.17.2012

Wish Big:

Good morning sweet Friday, and of a long weekend - it just doesn't get any better than this!  The best way to spend Mondays is at home or on vacation.

I pulled out my Prismacolors again, sharpened many of my new ones, and got busy with this cutie stamp I bought last weekend:  Ray of Sunshine (with Mudpie and Muzzy).  I am very proud of myself for trying this stamp as it has so many details, it's normally something I would shy away from, but have been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.
Card Ingredients:  House Mouse stamp;  CraftSmart Black ink;  K&Co and Recollections papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Prismacolors (Sunflowers - 942, 1012, 1002, 943. Leaves - 913, 909. Mice - 1082, 941, 928, 927. Shading - 1024);  We R Memory Keepers bakers twine;  Doodlebug button;  Recollections gems.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this mousie card for the following challenges:  House-Mouse Challenge - make wishes come true;  Fab 'n' Funky - try something new (Prismacolors and detailed stamp);  Truly Scrumptious - creatures great and small;  Cupcake Crafts - entwined;  ICSketches - sketch #151:


And I musn't forget to tell you about StampFairy's Clementine Spring, today's new release:

 
Have a wonderful weekend - I will painting walls - so much fun ;)

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2.15.2012

CDS Feb New Release:

Good morning all.

It's New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps.  Wow - how did it get to be mid-month again?!?

I have a couple of Spring-like cutie cards to share with you - and yes, both are pre-colored digis.  Cheating, I know ;)  I haven't had a chance to bring out my Prismacolor pencils again - soon, very soon.

Card Ingredients: CDS digi and CDS paper;  Labels 18 and 4 Nesties;  Doodlebugs button;  My Mind's Eye bakers twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.


Card Ingredients: CDS digi and CDS paper;  Brenda Walton paper;  Labels 18 Nesties;  Dress It Up buttons;  Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.


Thanks for the visit!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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2.14.2012

Thank You Dahlia:

Good morning all!  Happy Valentine's Day!

I am excited to share my card with you today.  Mainly because I colored it all myself!  I have a new obsession:  PrismaColor pencils!  This is my first attempt at using them and I loved every minute of it - I think I will buy some more pencils on the weekend :)

I used the Dahlia stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps:
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps digi;  Brenda Walton paper;  DCWV and Recollections cardstock;  Prismacolors (928, 930, 1072, 1052, 909);  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder;  BasicGrey button;  My Mind's Eye bakers twine.  Tools:  distresser, sewing machine.

I made this Thank You card for the following challenges:  Digital Tuesday and Hiding in My Craft Room - use your stash/scraps;  Make It Colourful - spring colors;  Love to Create - buttons and bow;  Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes!

Enjoy your Tuesday!  I think I will attempt another Prismacolor card tonight.  Thanks for visiting!

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2.13.2012

Barry Bee-utiful Birthday:

Good morning all.  Well I already am in countdown mode to the long weekend coming up, a week from today I will still be snuggled in bed *sigh*  I could certainly go for that now, I feel absolutely dreadful this morning :(

StampFairy is sponsoring Cupcake Craft's entwined challenge.

I used Barry Bee, unfortunately his wings didn't show up in my photo - they are nice and sparkly:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi;  My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (W1, W3, W5 BG01, G12, R21);  Gelly Roll white pen;  Labels 18 Nesties;  Doodlebug button;  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder; We R Memory Keepers bakers twine.

I made Barry Bee for the following challenges:  Lily Pad - pattern paper;  The Pink Elephant - photo inspiration;  ICSketches - sketch #150




Have a wonderful Monday - I will see you again tomorrow.  Thanks for the visit!

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2.12.2012

Barry Birthday:


Good morning! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

StampFairy is sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations' photo inspiration challenge:



I took the neutral colors and came up with my very first circle card, using Barry in Love:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi;  Colorbok and Recollections papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (E0000, E000, E00, E13, R21);  Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch;  My Mind's Eye bakers twine;  Recollections pearls;  vintage button.

I made Barry for the following challenges:  Sentimental Sundays - shaped cards;  Colour Create - creams and browns;  The Crafty Pad - the letter B (brown, bear, bling, button, birthday, bow, butterfly, beige, Barry)

I hope you continue to have a great weekend and I will see you all again tomorrow.  Thanks for the visit!

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2.10.2012

Lenny Loves Birthdays:


What a crazy busy week - every night I have been working up a storm in my craft room like a crafty lil wizard.  I know I say this every Friday, but thank goodness for Fridays!!!

Today I have a fun polka dot card to share (and I DO love polka dots!) 
I dusted off Lenny Love and gave him a grey coat which different for me, in my eyes he's beige :)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi; KI Memories papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (W1, W3, W5, R81, R83)  Gelly Roll white pen;  Labels 18 and Oval Nesties;  BasicGrey button;  Doodlebug bakers twine,  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Lenny Love for the following challenges:  Birthday Sundaes - birthday;   Simon Says - love;   Moving Along With the Times - cute critters;  ColourQ - poppy, rose, peach and white;  Try Stampin on Tuesday - birthday and sketch.




It is also New Release/Freebie Friday at StampFairy.  Meet Barry Bee:


Have a wonderful day and thanks for the visit!

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2.07.2012

Toby Loves You:

I'm back!  Did you miss me??  Or maybe you didn't even realize I was gone LOL.  I have been under the weather but feeling back to my normal self now.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to keep my days straight.  Maybe it's because my laptop is covering half my calender, I thought yesterday was Tuesday and today is Wednesday - much to my surprise, it is not :)


StampFairy is sponsoring Digital Tuesday's Pink OR Red challenge. 

I used Toby Love and used some of my new papers from Christmas:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi;  BasicGrey Sweet Threads papers;  DCWV cardstock;  Copics (E0000, E000, E00, E29, R21);  Gelly Roll white pen;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Lables 4 Nestie;  BasicGrey button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop bakers twine;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Toby for the following challenges:  Paper Sundaes - CAS;  Sentimental Sundays - love and sentiment;  Craft Your Days Away - stitching;  BasicGrey - love;  Raise the Bar - sketch:




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2.02.2012

Monika Love:

Good morning friends.  I hope the week has been treating you all well.  I have been busy between work, pets, appointments...  I am really looking forward to the weekend!

Today I am sharing a House Mouse card with you.  Unfortunately, I only have one House Mouse stamp right now, so you may be seeing this lil lady more than once ;)  Also, this is my first time coloring an ink stamped image, I was a little nervous as I thought the ink might run, but it didn't LOL.

And did you know that Valentine's is right around the corner and I own practically nothing with hearts??  Apparently hearts don't interest me :S  But look closely, the gems are little hearts.

So with all that babbling here is my card, featuring Monika Dozes.  And when in doubt throw flowers on your card :)
Card Ingredients:  House-Mouse Monika stamp;  CraftSmart Back, Gold, and Chocolate Brown inks;  Copics (E000, E00, E13, E33, R81, R83, R85, R9, N01);  BasicGrey Little Black Dress papers;  Labels 4 Nesties;  Kaiser Crafts and My Mind's Eye brads;  recycled flowers;  Recollections heart gems.  Tools:  sewing machine,  edge distresser.

I made Monika for the following challenges:  House-Mouse Challenge - Love blog hop with more than 1 heart;  Charisma Cardz - vintage;  BasicGrey - favorite things (flowers, distressing);   Simon Says - animal antics;  ICSketches - sketch #149:


Have a wonderful day - thanks for the visit!

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2.01.2012

Peony Birthday:

Good morning February.  It is such a beautiful day out this morning - so mild with no wind. Completely unheard of for mid-Canada!

This is my 2nd attempt at a card sketch.  My first card is still sitting beside me, looking all wrong, hideous really.  I *might* be a bit hard on myself but I am so happy that I tried the sketch again from scratch.  The old card has potential, I just still need to perform that card surgery I was talking about on Monday :)

This is my first attempt at emboss resist.  It didn't turn out quite how I expected, but in the end I think it gives a nice shabby/vintage feel.  I prefer pearls over gems!

Card Ingredients:  Waltzing Mouse and Stampendous! stamps;  Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate and CraftSmart Chocolate Brown, Gold, Fuchsia, and Lavender inks;  Martha Stewart Clear embossing ink;  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder;  K&Co Brenda Walton paper;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  recycled silk flowers;  Kaiser Crafts and My Mind's Eye pearl brads;  Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:  Stamptacular Sunday - use gems or pearls; Cupcake Crafts - recycled (old wedding flowers);  Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge - sketch #82:


Have a wonderful Tuesday!  Thanks for visiting!!

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