11.30.2012

Beary Christmas Jake:

Good morning all!  It's Friday and around her it's Christmas decorating weekend.  One of my favorite weekends of the year!!!  Wow, where did the year go?  How can it be December tomorrow??

In keeping with the spirit of things, I have a real cutie Christmas card to share with you.  I used one of my new favorites, Teddy Jake, and of course gave him a wonderful paper pieced scarf.

The sentiment is compliments of my husband, he thought I should put "Beary" instead of "Merry".  He was actually quite shocked when I agreed to it. :)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, K&Co papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections gems, American Crafts jute, Creatology Jingle Bells.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Rectangle Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges - sketch (do not display), Crafty Cardmakers - inspiration photo (I used the colours),  Jingle Belles - anything, Charisma Cardz - no green/gold/red, Tammy's Scrapin Corner - let it snow, Christmas Card Challenges - paper piecing.



And meet StampFairy's newest member, Gingy is back!!

 Have a super wonderful weekend!


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11.29.2012

Miss Sparkly Boots:

Good morning!  The weekend is just around the corner and that makes me one happy camper!  It's Christmas decorating weekend!!!  Best time of the year!!!

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Do You Stack Up's thank you challenge.  Did you know they only have a few more challenges left then they are closing down?

I used sweet little Molly, gave her a fun flowered dress and fabulous sparkly boots:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections pearl brad, Recollections gems, American Crafts jute, studio g sparkle glue, Recollections Chocolate and Gold inks, Momentos metal tag.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, C.C. Designs Phlox cutters, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.

I made Molly for the following challenges:  Paper Pretties - girly, Celebrate the Occasion, Lollipop Crafts, and Die Cuttin Divas (most thankful for my jute, Prismacolors and Phlox cutters) - thanks, Pink Gem - paper piecing, Crafting for all Seasons - flowers, Divas by Design - glitter/sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping and having a visit.  See you all again tomorrow.

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11.28.2012

Latte Monkey:

Looking for my Papercraft Star post?  Go here or scroll down.

You still have one more week to get your projects in at All That Scraps.  And again, this week is anything goes.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used this cutie newbie, Latte Monkey, and decided to do a CAS card.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirits.

I made this cutie for the following challenges:  Anyone for Anya - no pattern paper, Perfect Sentiments - recognize someone special, Joanna Sheen - anything but Christmas, Totally Papercrafts - stitching.

Have a super wonderful Wednesday and thanks for visiting!

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A Christmas Hello:

Hello all - I hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  It's Christmas decorating at the office today - best work day of the year!!!

I have been feverishly working on my Christmas cards, I am pretty sure I must have made about 70 now this year.  And you know, it never gets old.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Holiday Greenery.  We are open for one week so you have plenty of time to join us.  The nice thing about our challenge is you can use any medium:  digis, rubber stamps, chipboard, rub-ons, etc.

I used this adorable free digital print from The Feathered Nest:
Card Ingredients:  to come later...

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sugar Creek Hollow and One Stop Craft - vintage Christmas, 52 Christmas Card - pearls.


Have a wonderful day!

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11.23.2012

Jake's Christmas

Good morning all.  Normally I would be thrilled it's Friday but not this time.  My very first craft show is tomorrow and I am so nervous.  The good thing is I am sharing a table with an old friend and together I think we can calm each others nerves :)

I used this new StampFairy cutie, Jake, and gave him a fabulous glitzy scarf.  Isn't he adorable?!?!?
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, DCWV and Martha Stewart papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections pearls, American Crafts jute, Creatology Jingle Bells, Recollections gem brad, studio g Sentiment, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, C.C. Designs Phlox cutters, Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Aud Sentiments - BINGO (Merry, bling, die cuts), Stamptacular Sunday - twine, pearls, die cuts, Emerald Fairies - sketch, Try it on Tuesday - Christmas sparkle.







And meet the rest of the Jake Wintertimes:


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11.21.2012

Christmas Sisters:

Good morning all!  I hope the week has been treating you well.  I have been sick but still kicking!  I have my first craft show on Saturday and I have been trying to get everything ready and squeaking out the last Christmas cards for it.

It's a new fortnightly challenge at All That Scraps.  This week is Anything Goes.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used this new Swiss Pixie Sisters stamp - oh my goodness, that is a whole lot of CUTENESS!!!!

I gave these sweeties matching little dresses with a touch of sparkle.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME and DCWV papers, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils, Recollections gems, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirits, Labels 18 and Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Kraft Journal - holiday kraft, Sweet Stamping Pixies - monochromatic, Flourishes - happy things, Crafty Creations - Christmas, Divas by Design - 2 or more pattern papers, Top Tip Tuesday - kids/teens, Anyone For Anya - sketch

Top Tip Tippy -  To make your favorite papers go further, use sparingly.  I LOVE the kraft graph-like papers from MME, but I have very little of it.  The paper band across the card stops on either side of the Nestie.  Every little bit helps!!  Now I will have more paper to use on another card :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by :)

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11.19.2012

Toasty Trevor:

Good morning all - here we are at Monday again.  It always comes so quickly hey?  I had a pretty good weekend, got to visit with friends, do some cards, and I also finished decorating and hanging my 45 inch Christmas wreath.  Now I just have to wait two more weeks to finish my mantel and put up the Christmas tree.  My husband bought me a tree yesterday and it will be almost 10 feet tall!!  Bigger is always better ;)


This is Christmas card #40, which was my goal for next weekend.  It our my very first craft sale and I am not sure why I wanted to be a part of it.  I am dreading every minute of it LOL.

I used this new cutie Trevor, gave him a polka dot hat and a purple sweater.  He looks sweet and toasty!
Project Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME and DCWV papers, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, American Crafts jute, Creatology jingle bells, Creatology star foam sticker.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirits.
I made toasty Trevor for the following challenges:  Glitter n Sparkle - lots of layers, Charisma Cardz - cool colours, Cute Card Thursday and Moving Along with the Times - stars, Play Play - paper piecing, Sketch Saturday - sketch:

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

PS:  Am I the only one who can't get my sidebar gadgets to stick??  They only want to stay at the top.  Anyone else having unruly gadgets??

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11.16.2012

Gold Baubles:

Hello all!  I decided to pop into my craft room after work today and make another Christmas card.  I feel like I almost have strep throat and want to get as much done as I can this weekend before I get too sick.  *fingers crossed that I won't*

I used a StampFairy Bauble freebie and paper pieced for a smidge of a vintage feel.

I wanted to use the same sketch as I did yesterday, but this time I used a true digi stamp and I am now able to submit to the sketch challenge without breaking the rules.  I promise I didn't mean to last time - it was an honest mistake :)  I am nothing if not determined :)


Glitter everywhere!!!  I added some fun and festive glitter to the flower.  If I didn't have my Christmas colours already for the house, I would go for purple and gold.  Such a pretty combination!
And yes, purple jingle belles - wahooo!! 
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Craftsmart Gold and Tim Holtz Old Paper inks, Recollections gems, American Crafts jute, Martha Stewart Gold glitter, Creatology jingle bells.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, Spellbinders Lattice Shapeabilites.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch plus stitching (do not display sketch), Winter Wonderland - Oh Baubles, Card Crafters Circle - textures, Sweet Stamps and Ginger Loft - gold, Crafty Catz - sparkle.

And meet StampFairy's newest member, Mimi Christmas:


Have a terrific weekend - I hope to finish decorating my ginormous Christmas wreath so we can actually sit at our dining room table again :)

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11.15.2012

Vintage Christmas 1, 2, 3:


Good morning.  I woke up this morning and seriously thought it was Friday.  Such a disappointment when I realized it was only Thursday.  Oh well, almost there!

I found these adorable vintage prints at The Feathered Nest, and decided to make three cards.  I can hardly get one card done in one sitting, not sure why I decided to try three.  But I did it :)

ETA:  Unfortunately the sketch challenge doesn't except these as digital stamps as they are more like digital prints??  :(  I have to rethink all my cards, as I use a lot of prints.  I have just thought of them as digis, but I suppose they really aren't.  I will have to remember that for next time.



Card Ingredients:  MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Recollections flowers, Recollections gem brads, Wilton doilies, Recollections pearls, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  sewing machine.


I made these cards for the following challenges:  Stamping Sensations - traditional Christmas, My Time to Craft - vintage, Christmas Challenges - sketch (do not display) with stitching.


Have a wonderful day.  I am off to do some Christmas shopping at lunch which always puts a smile on my face.


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11.14.2012

Meoples Candy Jar:

Oh what a night!  I had a terrifying dream that my husband was not the same person (I won't go into details, I don't want to disturb anyone) and I slept in, my alarm clock was going off for 15 minutes when I jumped out of bed thinking it was all just a dream.  For the first 20 minutes of my morning I was sick to my stomach.   *Sigh*  I am doing much better now :)

With that out of the way, you still have one more week to get your projects in at All That Scraps.  And again, this week is anything but a card.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

This week I knew exactly what I wanted to make, I used Meoples Brrrrr Skater and paper pieced her in an adorable pink polka dot outfit.



I used an old coffee jar, recycled tree ornament, recycled white material, and added pink jingle bells - PINK!!!!!
Project Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, American Crafts jute, Creatology jingle bells, burlap, Recollections gems, Christmas tree ornament, recycled white material, coffee jar.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirits.

I made this candy jar for the following challenges:  52 Christmas Card - colour combo, Jingle Belles - sketch, Artistic Inspirations - recycle, Crafts 4 Eternity - tags, Totally Papercrafts - cute and girly, Crafty Sentiments - Christmas.








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Thank You 2:

Hello all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  My week is significantly better than last.  I can't believe it's Wednesday again - time is flying by so quickly.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is thank you.  We are open for two weeks this time around so you have plenty of time to join us.

Come on over and play along, the only rule is your project has to be a thank you related.  Easy peasy!!!

Card Ingredients:   Echo Park and DCWV papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink, Jolee's Boutique felt flower, Recollections pearls, random paper flowers.  Tools:  sewing machine, Labels 18 Nestie, CC Designs Olive Branch cutters.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Shopping Our Stash, Lollipop Crafts - thanks, Anything Goes - stitching, Crazy Amigo - stripes, Sketchbook Saturday w Chupa:


Have a super wonderful day - thanks for stopping by!!

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11.09.2012

Gingy Fun:

Oh my goodness - is this week almost over?!?!  It's been one of those weeks, and I am really looking forward to the weekend.

And on top of that, I am really late posting this morning :(

So... on with the awesome news:  I was asked to be the Guest Designer for 'ABC' Challenges this week.  How fun!  And it's a BINGO/Tic Tac Toe challenge - even better!!


Big surprise, I made another Christmas card :)  I used Gingy and surrounded him with fun nontraditional Christmas elements.



Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Recollections pearls, cheese cloth, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, C.C. Designs Phlox and Olive Branch cutters, Rectangle Nesties.

I made this cutie for the following challenges:  Scrap Creations - digi it, Christmas Challenges - sketch (do not display), The Pink Elephant - favorite colouring medium -pencils!!!, Divas by Design - let's get cute!


And double duty - meet StampFairy's newest member, Mimi Stars:

Have a wonderful weekend!


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11.07.2012

Meoples Pillow Box:

If you are looking for my Papercraft Star post, please go here or just scroll down to the next post :)

Oh goodness, I could crawl right back into bed.  I am taking the day off from work and plan on spending it in my craftroom for some "me" time.

It's a new fortnightly challenge at All That Scraps.  This week is Anything But a Card.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I'll be honest, I struggle with this project.  I am so programed to make cards, that when an ABC challenge comes around and get really stumped.

I made what looks to be like a very simple pillow box.  In fact it took me about three hours to "whip up".  Seriously folks, I am getting annoyed with myself.  I am the slowest. crafter. on. earth.

I suppose all that counts is that I am pleased with the work I do and get on with it LOL.

I used this cutie newbie, Meoples Brrrrrrrr! Snowboy.  Around here, you bundle up and you bundle up GOOD for winter!

I paper pieced him an adorable polka dot snowsuit and flocked him some fuzzy mittens.
Project Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils,  Copic markers, Gelly Roll white pen, American Crafts jute, Studio G green flocking powder, Creatology pom poms.  Tools: sewing machine, hot glue gun, Fiskars paper crimper,

I made this project for the following challenges:  Cupcake Craft - get krafty, Amuzing Challenges - flocking, Glitter n Sparkle - anything but square, Pink Gem Challenge - polka dots, Crazy 4 Challenges - ABC.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for the visit!

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Grey and Yellow Christmas:

Yuck!  I am absolutely thrilled yesterday is over.  It was just one of those days. Yuck, yuck, yuck!  I am so yuck-i-fied, that I am taking today off from work.  I haven't just "taken a day off from work" ever.  EVER.  Feels kind of liberating :)

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is grey and yellow.

Of course I took this challenge to make another Christmas card.  I am actually quite happy how the colours worked with Christmas.  Very nontraditional colours, but those are my favorite.

Card Ingredients:  The Graphics Fairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, American Crafts jute, Christmas tree ornament, Recollections gems, cheese cloth.  Tools:  sewing machine, Circle Nestie.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Created With Love - Christmas, no red/green, Quirky Crafts - layers and snow, Digi Haven - freebie, Scrap It Girl - trees, Unscripted Sketches  - sketch:



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11.05.2012

Sleeping Dotty:

Good morning all.  I had such a great weekend - very busy, but got so much done.  

And here I thought I got the time change figured out, but now I am stumped again.  We are one of the few places in North America that doesn't have a time change.  We keep the same clocks all year long. Fall back...  hmmm - hopefully I get everything right :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Craft Your Passion's hexagons challenge. 

I found some old pink hexagon paper and decided to make another Christmas baby card.  Unfortunately when it was all said and done, I realized I covered the hexagon paper with other layers.  Needless to say, I cut out a few hexagons and placed them here and there - hopefully that works :)

I used little sleeping Dotty as it looks like she is dreaming of Santa.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME and Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Recollections pearls, random flowers, Jolee's Boutique charm, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, C.C. Phlox cutters, Rectangle Nesties.

I made this cutie for the following challenges:  Sparkles Christmas - contemporary colours,  2 Sisters - pastel Christmas, Sugar Creek Hollow - cream plus two (kraft and pink), Fussy and Fancy - pearls and flowers, Christmas Challenges - sketch (do not display), Charisma Cardz - 2 backing papers, 3 flowers, 1 stamp, 1 sentiment.

Have a warm and safe day.  Thanks for the visit.
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