Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I made a Sugar Nellie card!

Well Elaine, I told you I was gonna so here it is. This is a card I made using the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl challenge and am also going to enter it into the Ribbon Girl challenge which is to use pink and white on your card. This card is for my Grandmothers birthday and the stamp is a gift from my bestest buddy Elaine "Dawg" Livesey (personal joke).

The papers are Authentique and the lace ribbon roses are from Hobby Lobby. I have stickled up her wings and the little circles on her dress and the butterfly is again cut by my silhouette machine. I have heat embossed it with powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Okay, that is it for me today. But make sure you check back tomorrow for my Flutterby Wednesday post and then my Kraftin Kimmie guest post on Saturday. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I hope everyone has had a great weekend, a lovely Thanksgiving and not too exhausted from fighting all those shoppers for some great deals! I DO NOT go out and fight the crowds, there is nothing I want/need that badly to make me go and do that. Anyways, our challenge this week at Paper Sundaes is to make an item with the theme "Winter Wonderland". And our sponsor is the great Michelles's Scrapbooking.

I have used Autumn Marci for my tag and some xmas papers by K and Company. There is some white and clear glitter on some of the edges to add to the snow look and some snowflakes cut out on my silhouette machine with some glitter dots and a big brad added for some texture and bling. Make sure you play along this week for your chance to win a gift certificate from Michelles and also I wanted to thank all of the girls over at Paper Sundaes for being so nice. This is my last challenge with them and they have been great to work with. Keep in touch guys!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie is having a HUGE sale!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hey there Krafty Stampers!!! I know a lot of you do holiday online shopping, especially over this weekend, so I thought we might kick things off early!!! How about a big thumbs up!!!
Beginning TODAY, virtually EVERYTHING is on SALE 25-75% OFF at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! That's right!!! This is the BIGGEST sale we've ever had and aren't likely to repeat it anytime soon!! So take advantage while you can!! We are talkin' serious savings here!!

Hi ya guys! First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends here in the states, be safe traveling and hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday. Secondly, I wanted to let you in on a heads up that Kraftin Kimmie is having a tremendous sale right now. I have linked the special below and off to the side you will see a new blinkie to click on for your chance to WIN some stamps. Just click on it and leave a comment on which stamp from the store is your favorite and you might just win some free rubber!

Almost ALL of our stamps are on SPECIAL right now!! Only our newest releases are not on sale, but even then, our NEW November Releases are on at a discount in our Gimme Kimmies Kits!!!

This sale is on ONLY until Monday!! So head on over and grab yourself some early, krafty Christmas gifts!!! 

**Keep in mind that shipping *may* take a little longer due to the overwhelming response to the SALE!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flutterby Wednesday time!

Happy middle of the week! Time for another challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays and our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties. If you are looking for whimsical, this is the place to go!

The image I have used is called Garner and I used some new Bo Bunny papers to liven him up a bit. The sentiment is LOTV (thanks Elaine!) and the flowers are punched shapes with some liquid pearls in the center. My butterfly is kraft paper cut out on my silhouette machine and a little bit of stickles in the center of my daisies for a little sparkle. Alright, lets see your creations for a chance to win some goodies from Paper Pretties!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two week challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Two more days until Thanksgiving, I can hardly believe it. Friday I will spend putting up Christmas decorations, no way am I fighting crowds to go shopping! For the next two weeks at Tiddly Inks we are still having an "Anything Goes" challenge plus you get an extra week to participate due to the holiday, pretty nice of Christy huh?

Ok, another card I really like but who wouldn't love using Lilli Claire warm wishes huh? The paper is Basic Grey from a couple of years ago, the silver trim is for Xmas tree decorating and is from my buddy Patty, adds a nice little sparkle to the card. The sentiment is actually heat embossed with silver powder but you can't really tell in the photo. Alright everyone, we are giving you an extra week to play along for your chance to win some digi images from the store so let's see what you got and make sure you post it at Tiddly Inks Challenge blog! We would love to see what you make!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Simon Says Stamp challenge at Paper Sundaes

Good morning all my blogging friends! This week at Paper Sundaes we are being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp and the challenge this week is Beautiful Bows. Now I will occasionally put a  bow on my card but the only way I get them to look nice is to use this little gadget I saw on Becca's blog called a peg bow maker. It is so simple and I grab it everytime I need to make one. Yes, I have the bow easy but I don't really care for it (Patty do you want it?) but the peg bow maker is awesome!  Anyways, I have used a cute Christmas image by CC Designs called Reindeer Lights.

I have to say I reallllly like this card and I have already had one of my friends take it from me! Might have to make me another one! I have colored him with copics with some prismacolor pencils to deepen the shading a bit. The bow is actually attached to the bottom ribbon with glue so it would lie down sideways. He has some glossy accents on his nose and all of the lights and some bling with the snowflake. Okay everyone, if you want a chance to win a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp you gotta play so make your bows however you like and post your link on the main site. Good luck! I would like to enter this into the All that scraps challenge which is thankful. I am thankful my Christmas tree is prelit or I would look like this too!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guess who else I'm designing for!

If you guessed Flutterby Wednesdays you would be right! Danni wrote me a few weeks ago after I had played along in a challenge and asked if I would like to be part of the team. Say what? Of course I would love to play along! I love butterflies, angels and fairies and enjoy being able to actually ink up some of the  few, errrr hundred, stamps I have sitting in my craft room. The image I used today is from the etsy shop of Saturated Canary aka Krista Smith. Now I have to say I avoided these images cause I am just not a cankle kind of girl but those eyes really drew me in.

I am entering this into the Saturated Canary challenge blog which is to use fall colors. And if you want to play along this week with Flutterby Wednesdays the challenge is Anything Goes! Just make sure you include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card and you are set!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anything goes at Tiddly Inks!

Hi everyone! Hope your Tuesday is going well. The challenge today at Tiddly Inks is easy, ANYTHING GOES!  So let's see what you got, perhaps get some of those Christmas cards done huh?  My image is called Awww thanks and was requested by one of the girls I work with for her preceptor.

I am still fiddling with my picture taking but I think this one is a little bit better. This is a new paper pad I just got and LOVE! It is called Piccadilly by Basic Grey and the colors and retro flowers are right up my alley. Make sure you hop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and enter for your chance to win some stamps!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pink Cat Studio time at Paper Sundaes!

Good morning everyone! Hope your week is starting out well. I am probably out buying a new dishwasher when you are reading this as mine is periodically choosing not to run.

Anyways, today at Paper Sundaes we are being sponsored by the awesome Pink Cat Studios and the challenge is to use a digi image. Now I personally love digis, more bang for your buck and instant gratification.  My image is called Lily Elf carrying tree and I think she is adorable and I am really pleased with the card too.

I used (finally!) my banner die from Whimsy stamps and a border die from MFT, some chipboard snowflakes and some bright papers and Lily is on her way! So now it is your turn to make up something using a digi and if you haven't tried them before you might just be surprised how great they are!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My first blog hop with Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Hi everyone! Well this is my first blog hop with the Sparkle N Sprinkle design team and I am telling you, they have really made me step out of my comfort zone! Minimal copic coloring can you believe it? Our blog hop is about different Cultures. You should have arrived here from Linda's blog and if you get lost along the way just hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog page to pick up where you left off. My first card is more of an elegant theme and although I wouldn't consider it Asian it does have a little bit of that with the doily medallion for the center.

I have inked up only the center of the stamp image to try and make it look like the doilies that are so popular right now. The image is from the Frames and Borders set and I used Antiquities embossing powder on the image and the sentiment which is from the Just for You set. Some designer paper and lace and a simple but elegant card.

My next image is a tag using the same set of stamps, Frames and Borders, but in addition to using the center image again, I also used the flower border along the bottom.

Some more designer paper and paper flowers and you have a little tag to add to gift. The next stop is at Shona's blog and make sure you comment on everyone's blog as there are prizes to be had!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love is in the air....

Please scroll down after this post to see my exciting news!

Time for another great blog hop from the ladybugs and this time "love is in the air"! You should have arrived here from the awesome Mary J. Is she not talented or what?!  I have two cards to show you today.
I kept both of these simple so the design could really stand out and by the way, the stamps are on sale for a  limited time only.  Sorry for the pictures, I was fiddling with some new light bulbs and am NOT happy with them. This image is called Just Married.
And a little bit of cake! Aptly called The Cake!

And as an added bonus several of the girls are giving away some blog candy! I have a bit on here and plan to add a bit more to it as but the rest will be a surprise! Which means I am still going thru stuff to put in it!

 Make sure you leave a comment on every blog and on the challenge blog with which stamp is your favorite to be in the drawing and then head on over to Pinky and see what great ideas she has come up with. And make sure you have the challenge blog banner showing on your sidebar! This week our challenge is a choice, Love and Marriage or Anything Goes. And on a sadder note, this is my final posting with the Ladybugs. I want to thank them all, they are the most supportive caring bunch of women I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I have been offered a couple of new dt positions and am "spreading my wings" so to speak. Best of luck girls, I love you all!

I am a Tiddly Inker!!!!!

I tell ya guys, I could barely keep this under wraps but a couple of weeks ago Christy from Tiddly Inks emailed me and asked if I would be interested in being on her design team. Wrote me! Not the other way around! I LOOOOVE Tiddly Inks so I didn't hesitate to jump on board. I'm telling you, I was so thrilled to be asked I had to call my hubby at work and tell him. He was happy of course, really had no idea what I was talking about but that is par for the course.

Alright, enough blubbering and onto my first challenge card. This week is really easy, ANYTHING GOES. I mean c'mon, it doesn't get any simpler now does it? If you want to see what everyone else has made (and you will be impressed!) make sure you check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

I have used Lilli Claire's Bouquet and some crate paper dp's. She is definitely at the top of my list for all around cuteness don't you think? The sentiment is popped up on an embossed doily stamp and I have added stickles to all of the flowers. This was for one of the girls at my new job to thank her for taking me under wing and training me for a bit. Okay, now it is your turn to make a card, tag or whatever your heart desires for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Tiddly Inks!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tickled Pink is sponsoring Paper Sundaes!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend so far. Today is Sunday so that means another challenge at Paper Sundaes and this week we are being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps. They have some of the best stamps around, digi and rubber. Great detail on them for sure. And the dt were generously offered a free digi to use for the challenge so I chose to use Lil Christmas Lolita Evie.

Our challenge this week is to make a rectangular card and since this image is a digi it was easy to make her long and narrow, something I ain't even close to being irl! My card is 4x6 1/2 and I have used some new papers I got at Hobby Lobby from the Paper Factory. Love the big christmas ornament background. I kept this design pretty simple so the image and paper could be the stars. Ok, your turn now, you know there is stuff up for grabs plus the chance to get a top 3 blinkie for on your blog!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Did ya see? I'm gonna be a Kimmie girl again!

Happy Happy weekend everyone! Did you see the post yesterday from Kraftin Kimmie yesterday? Not only did she chose 5 girls to be her guest designers for December but she asked me and Sharon to come back for another month also. Plus....Kim won a spot at Kimmie's retreat last month. Now I have to say, some of the girls that won the krafty guest spot are amazing, I actually already follow their blogs so you need to check out the site. You are gonna be BLOWN AWAY!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blog Hop next week!

Happy Hump Day! Just wanted to let you in on a little secret....next Tuesday is ladybug crafts challenges 1st year anniversary and we are having a blog hop to celebrate!

There will be prizes to be won, perhaps more than one even, so make sure you check it out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New sketch blog!

Good morning everyone! If you are looking for my Ladybug Crafts Challenge card please just scroll down a smidgen and voila! there you are.

I wanted to let everyone know there is a new sketch challenge blog up and running starting today and will last for an entire month so you have plenty of time to play. It is being sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle and the sketch and designers cards are already posted so make you check it out. There are some free stamps to be had!!!

Get it while you can!

Boy are these weeks going by quickly! Already into November, hard to believe huh? Well, it is time for another challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink and this time we want you to use distressing or non-traditional colors. We are all using the same image this week to show you how versatile a stamp can be and it is called Nikki and Buttercup building a snowman.

This paper I believe is Merrymint by American Crafts and I have used a MS punch for the border then applied some silver drops with my Viva Decor pearl pen. A little sparkly fluff on her collar and some stickles on the edges of the snow and another winter card done! The sentiment is also from Ladybug Crafts if you are interested. Now don't forget, this particular stamp will be on sale but only for November so make sure you get it while it lasts!