8.28.2012

Christmas Maiden:


Good morning all!  It's Tuesday, which means it is not Monday.  Grrrr...  I didn't like Monday, it started off wrong and continued from there.

I tried a vintage patchwork effect and I actually have six background papers.  But I see now, that well, I can't see them!!!  Hmmm... how did that happen?
 
So do you see all the flowers on my Christmas card??   I don't associate flowers with Christmas at all so I can't tell if this card is rocking or failing.

I also embossed all the flowers with an iridescent powder.  Hmmm...  I can't see that either - what the heck!?!?!?
Card Ingredients:  The House Across the Bay digi, DCWV Timeless Type, Tim Holtz Crowded Attic, and K&Co BW Flora & Fauna Ledger papers, Recollections cardstock, KaiserCraft gems, Recollections pearls, Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder, Craft Smart Chocolate ink, random twine.  Tools:  sewing machine, C.C. Designs Phlox Flowers and Leafy Branch cutters, Martha Stewart stylus, Making Memories edge scraper, heat gun.

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - dies, ABC Christmas - patchwork, Christmas Stampin' - non traditional colors, jingle belles - bingo (flowers, bling, embossing), Christmas Card Challenge - sketch:




Have a super wonderful Tuesday and thanks for the visit.

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8.27.2012

Charlie:

Good morning all!  Well it's Monday and that's all I have to say about that :)

StampFairy is sponsoring Fashionista's For a Child challenge. 


I used little Charlie and did a smidge of paper piecing on his nose and ears - such a cutie!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park Hello Summer papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (fur - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  cheeks/colar - Magenta, Crimson Red;  tag - Canary Yellow, Cream), Gelly Roll white pen, Doodlebug bakers twine, Dress It Up buttons.  Tools:  sewing machine, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, mineral spirits and blending stumps, Circle Nesties.

I made Charlie for the following challenges:  Corrosive Challenge - cute as a button, The Crafty Pad - twine, Sweet Stampin' - out of the frame, Totally Papercrafts - zesty colors, A Gem of a Challenge - animals, Always Crafting - for the kids, Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - layers.

Have a super wonderful Monday.  Thanks for the visit!

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8.25.2012

Seed Catalogue:

Hello all!  I usually am not in the craft room on Saturdays, but it is miserable outside and I feeling crafty :)


I LOVE vintage cards, when I complete one I feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Unfortunately, I find vintage very challenging so I shy away from that style too often.

I used this gorgeous freebie, Seed Catalogue (found here):

Card Ingredients:  The House Across the Bay digi, DCWV Timeless Type, Tim Holtz Crowded Attic, and K&Co BW Flora & Fauna Ledger papers, Recollections cardstock, Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, Queen&Co Twinkle Goosebumps, Recollections pearls, Craft Smart Chocolate ink.  Tools:  sewing machine, C.C. Designs Phlox Flowers cutters, Martha Stewart stylus, Rectangle Nestie, Making Memories edge scraper.

I made this vintage card for the following challenges: Dutch Dare - bling, Polka Doodles - stitching, The Craft Place and LEJ Designs - vintage, Digi Haven - vintage with freebie digi, Papercraft Star - where did you got this summer?, Sketch Saturday - sketch:

We haven't gone on a vacation this year, but I love to go to my garden. 
This is my get-a-way:


Have a super wonderful weekend!

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8.24.2012

Hugo in Blue:

Good morning Friday!!!!

This is my first time using Hugo - isn't he adorable??

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, My Mind's Eye Home papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (fur - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  cheeks - Magenta, Crimson Red;  ears - Magenta), Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections pearls and gems, Wilson's doily.  Tools: sewing machine, C.C. Designs Fence cutter, Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch and stylus, mineral spirit and blending stumps.

  I made Hugo for the following challenges:  CCEE - paper piecing, Crafty Sentiments - flowers, CR84FN Color Challenge - colors:


And meet StampFairy's newest member, Mimi Halloween:


Have a super wonderful weekend!  Thanks for the visit.

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8.23.2012

Barry Bow:

Good morning all!  It's another lovely morning out there!

StampFairy is sponsoring Cute Card Thursday's Bling It Up challenge.

I took this opportunity to make another Christmas card using Barry Winter:

Barry is all snugged up in his scarf and hat (or in Canada - better known as a toque)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, American Crafts Jolly papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (fur/wood - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  cheeks - Magenta, Crimson Red;  ears - Magenta, Crimson Red;  scarf/toque - Grass Green, Dark Green; bird/house - Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red), Craft Smart Periwinkle Blue and Recollections Breeze chalk ink, Martha Stewart bakers twine, Prima flowers, Recollections brads, Studio G sparkle.  Tools:  sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.  

I made Barry for the following challenges:  Crafting for All Seasons - stitching, Crafty Creations - gems/twine, Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas, Addicted to Stamps - upcycle (ribbon from work), Try It On Tuesday - sketch (I did a bit of a flip):

Have a wonderful Thursday!  There is a nasty flu bug going on around here - stay healthy!

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8.22.2012

Forevermore Christmas:

Good morning all.  Hope you enjoyed our birthday blog hop (you can find the post here).  Sshhhh - I have yet to go hopping, but I am doing that next.

The weather has been absolutely stunning this past few weeks.  Hot, hot days and nice cool evenings.  The days are definitely getting shorter - I am up at 5:45 in the mornings and now I am up before the sun.  Some might find that a bit depressing, I find it cozy :)

So last week I made a 10 minute turned into 30 minute card.  I decided to give it another go.  Unfortunately this 10 minute card turned into a 60 minute card, but still much quicker than my usual.

Maybe my bow is overkill??  Either that or it looks like the bow is eating the Christmas tree.  Either way, it packs a punch ;)
Card Ingredients:  My Mind's Eye paper,  DCVW Recollections cardstock, K&Co chipboard sentiment, Celebrate It ribbons, Tim Holtz Muse Tokens, Martha Stewart Garnet glitter, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine, Labels 4 Nestie.  

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show - no rules, Card Crafters Circle - rich colors, My Time to Craft and Crafty Ann's- Christmas, The Stamp Man - metal,  Merry Monday - sketch:

Have a wonderful day and thanks for the visit.

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8.20.2012

Birthday Blog Hop:

Good evening/morning all!  It's blog hoppin' time!  A birthday blog hoppin' good time!!

I have been asked to join the All That Scraps blog hop to say Happy Birthday to Christine.  I am not officially on the team until September 1, but isn't this a great chance to "meet" and get to know each other?!?!?

If you came from Holly's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, you can start at the All That Scraps blog as we wouldn't want you to miss a smidgen of this fun party!

With that said:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!  I am pleased as punch to be a part of your team.  I only just found your store and stamps just a few short months ago and just can't seem to get enough of your creativity.  LOVE your cutters and cutie images.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and becoming blogging buddies :)


*sigh*  I wish I could wear sparkly boots every day.  Though they would probably look really funny with my work scrubs ;)
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digistamp, Echo Park So Happy Together and Spots/Dots papers;  Bazzill Basics, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red;  Dress/Boots/Hair accessories - Grass Green, Dark Green, 90% Cool Grey), My Mind's Eye bakers twine, Studio G glitter glue, Recollections pearls.  Tools: sewing machine, C.C. Designs Fence and Petals cutters, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart stylus.

Thanks for the visit!  It's time to go on over to Yenni's blog. 

Who needs cake when you can fill up on creativity.  Cheers!

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8.17.2012

Red & Gold Christmas:

Good morning all!  I am squeaking in with a quick card.  I set my alarm early this morning so I could get up and do one of those 10 minute cards.  My 10 minute card turned into a 30 minute card, but I am still impressed with myself as I am more of a 2 1/2 - 3 hour card makers.
Card Ingredients:  My Mind's Eye paper,  DCVW and Bazzill Basics cardstock, K&Co chipboard sentiment, Queen&Co Twinkle Goosebumps.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edger.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Card Challenges - texture, Southern Girls - chipboard, Just Keep On Creating Celebrate the Occasion- Christmas, Creative Craft Challenge Crafty Mess - sentiment only, Merry Monday - sketch w CAS:


And meet Mimi Teddy:


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8.14.2012

Summer Emma Hugs:

Good morning all - I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Can you believe we are half way through August??

Today I have an Emma card to share with you.  I inked her up and added sparkle to you cute little summer dress.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane papers, Bazzill Basics and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - 30% and 50% Grey, Black;  Dress/Hair Accessories - Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red), Recollections pearls, Studio G glitter.  Tools: sewing machine, C.C. Designs Fence, Cloud and Petals cutters, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart stylus, Circle Nestie.  

I made this card for the following challenges:  Scrap Creations - for a child, Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - flowers, Pile It On - BINGO (glitter, pearls, stitching), Just Some Lines - layers, Sketch N Stash - sketch and stash (my papers) - 

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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8.10.2012

Chocolate Strawberries:

Good morning all - happy Friday to you!

I was chosen to be Guest Designer this week over at Digi Haven.  It's such a great challenge - all you do is follow the challenge, this week is Yummy in my Tummy and use a free digi!  Any free digi!  Such a fun idea!!

I found this great feebie, Chocolate Strawberries, over at Beccy's Place and the sentiment (which is also free) came from Create with TLC.

Card Ingredients:  Beccy's Place digistamp, Create with TLC sentiment, Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils ((Strawberries - Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red;  Leaves - Chartreuse, Grass Green, Dark Green;  Chocolate - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  Shadows - 30%, 50%, and 90% Cool Grey), Studio G glitter, Wilson's paper doily.  Tools: sewing machine, Rectangle Nestie, C.C. Designs Petal and Olive Branch cutters, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and stylus.

I  made this sweet card for the following challenges:  Card Makin' Mamas - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments, CropStop - fruit, Papercraft Star - strawberry inspiration, Always Crafting - food, Polka Doodles - celebration, Poodles Parlour - die cuts.

And, I wouldn't be a good StampFairy DT member if I didn't do this...
As always, today is StampFairy's New Release Friday.  Meet Barry Winter:

That's it for today!  Have a super wonderful weekend!

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8.09.2012

Ima Beautiful Butterfly:

Good morning all - it's nice and cool out there this morning.  The humidity has been suffocating this year but it sure is nice out there now.  Don't you wish you could take your craftroom outside sometimes?!?

Today I am working with Ima Butterfly - I LOVE little pigtails, there is just something so sweet about them :)
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digistamp, Create with TLC sentiment, Recollections papers, Bazzill Basics, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red;  Dress/Boots - Apple Green, Grass Green, Dark Green; Wings/Hair Accessories - Pink, Magenta), My Mind's Eye bakers twine, Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder, Recollections pearls.  Tools: sewing machine, heat embossing gun, C.C. Designs Fence and Petals cutters, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart stylus.

I made Ima for the following challenges:  Divas by Design - female, Crafting for all Seasons - bright, Simon Says - BINGO (punches, glitter, blooms/die cut, free, glitter), Stamp and Create - stitching, The Craft Place - wings, Fab n Funky - pearls/rhinestones,  Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch:


Have a super wonderful Thursday!


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8.08.2012

Pink Dotty:

Good morning all - one good thing about a long weekend being over is that it is already Wednesday :)

StampFairy is sponsoring Aud Sentiments' Welcome Baby challenge.

I used sweet lil Dotty and I dressed her in striped pajamas:

My Top Tip Tippy:  Tim Holtz' products can be a bit on the masculine side.  I added Glossy Accents and sparkle to the "W" to make it perfect for a little girls card.  So much fun to do - you should try it :)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, My Mind's Eye Home papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Blanket - Blush Pink, Magenta), Gelly Roll white pen, Celebrate It ribbon, Tim Holtz Muse Tokens, Martha Stewart Tourmaline glitter, Doodlebug bakers twine, Queen&Co Twinkle Goosebumps.  Tools:  sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.   

I made this baby card for the following challenges:  Pause Dream Enjoy and Stampin' Sisters in Christ - babies, Top Tip Tuesday and The Pink Elephant - focus on ribbon, Ribbon Carousel - stitching/ribbon, Pile It On and The Crafty Pad- metal, Shopping Our Stash and Totally Papercrafts- monochromatic, Sketch Saturday - sketch:

Have a wonderful Wednesday - the skies just opened up and the rain is coming down quickly out there.  Better go dig out my umbrella :)

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8.06.2012

Mimi Loves You:

Good morning all - oh how I love long weekends - I wish every Monday was a day off from work :)  We've had great weather and have been enjoying the outdoors.

StampFairy is sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs' Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice challenge.

I used sweet little Mimi - aren't those pigtails adorable??
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  Dress/Pigtail holders - Cloud Blue, Light Cerulean Blue), Gelly Roll white pen, wood buttons, Doodlebug bakers twine.  Tools:  sewing machine, Square Nesties.   


I made this Mimi card for the following challenges:  DYSU - polka dots, little red wagon - girlfriends, Papertake - sketch:


Have a fantastic Monday and thanks for the visit!


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8.03.2012

Gingham Baubles:

Good morning all - here we are at Friday.  Too bad I am feeling a little under the weather - otherwise I would enjoy it a bit more, especially because Monday is a holiday here.

Now that it is August, I better pull up my pants and get cracking on the Christmas cards.  I've been making them all year, but only seem to have a handful.

I used one of my favorite freebies:  Bauble Freebie and paper pieced it.  Obviously I am back on the paper piecing wagon :)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, DCWV papers, Recollections cardstock, Martha Stewart Aquamarine Crystal and Peridot glitter, Queen&Co Twinkle Goosebumps, Recollections gems.   Tools:  sewing machine, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart stylus.

I made this gingham card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges - sketch (unfortunately their twist was not optional so I will not be entering my card, but would like to give their sketch credit), Paperplay - layers, Use Your Stuff - zig zags, Sweet Stampin' - Christmas.

As always, today is StampFairy's New Release Friday.  Meet Mimi Pumpkins:

Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend.

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