Saturday, December 25, 2010

Celebrate

Hello all and Welcome to the latest challenge at Catch the Bug. This week's theme is:

New Year/Celebration
using
Ribbon/Twine/Trim/Etc.

The sponsor this week is Digi's With Attitude, and I am pleased to be using one of their ladies on my card:

DP is DCWV and it has LOTS of sparkle, Digi's With Attitude stamp colored with Copics and Prismas, sewing, and ribbon. Layout is Splitcoaststampers SC16.

Here's a close up so you can fully appreciate her smirk :)

I hope you will visit the rest of the Bugaboo Design Team for more inspiration and that you find time to join our challenge this week.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Snowman with Heart

Hello and happy Christmas Eve! Tonight I will be flying back home, just in time to bake cookies to deliver tomorrow to relatives.

One last Christmas card...well, actually, I have a new plan: make 2 Christmas cards a month starting in January! Wish me luck on my endeavor.


I'm using an older Designed2Delight image colored with Copics and added glitter glue. DP is DCWV, sewing, and pop-dots. Fairly CAS. Please also check out the D2D Card Ideas blog for a special Christmas review! The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC50, and will also be entered in Digi's With Attitude challenge #11: Anything Christmas!

Have a wonderful CHRISTMAS EVE!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peace Earring Cards

Hello. Just about Christmas Eve. Tonight we will be enjoying a Cirque du Soleil show and hopefully a nice dinner. I hope you all have a great day planned as well. I know for some, it's still a work day, but a smile goes a LONG way! So smile!


I wanted to share one of the gifts I made for each of my nieces for Christmas. I used the Peace Trees and Tag Set from Designed2Delight, colored with Copics and Ranger Inks. I added glaze, glitter glue, and white pen. I glued my tag to some upcycled cardboard and punched holes with my Cropadile.


Here's a side view of how the holder can be displayed. My earrings are handmade and hopefully the girls will like them.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Award Goes To

Hello all! Happy....oh, what is today? Wednesday? Already?! Actually, I should be on a plane at this very minute on my way to Las Vegas!! Woo-hoo.

Today I want to share an award I recently received from TWO blog friends.

I got this lovely Stylish Blogger Award from the talented Georgia and the super sweer Sandy. Georgia and I served together on the Character Cafe DT and Sandy seems to win lots of things and meet famous people. Thank you Georgia and Sandy! I really wasn't expecting this and haven't prepared a speech or anything!


Rules of the award: thank and link back to the ones who awarded me, list 8 things about myself, and pass it on to 8 others.

8 things about ME
1) Lola is my nickname and is the name I gave to my lovely daughter (aka Bean)
2) I am in a masters program at the university and plan to apply for a dual masters degree
3) I have a .38 special but my favorite is the AR-15 (hint: these are guns)
4) My Harley is bright yellow and my pipes are LOUD!
5) I have 3 dogs: Jackson (weighing in at 110lbs), Rags, and Thomas
6) I enjoy sewing and baking
7) I LOVE coffee and adore tea
8) I recently lost 20 pounds and have 10 more to go!!

8 Blogs I would love to pass this on to
1) Rose - who sports beautiful creations like this
2) Sandi - who can color entire digis on a computer!
3) DJ - you did an amazing job with TCC
4) Beanie - who shares FREE MTC and SVG files that are ADORABLE!
5) Alikat - who has a new blog with SO MUCH potential! Lots of talent!
6) Rachel - always has well embellished creations and great style
7) Jessica - who can layer like no ones business!
8) Kathy - who is not afraid of color...bright, vivid colors!!

Wow, picking 8 is really difficult! Thank you again Sandy and Georgia!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Get Your Shine On

Hello and welcome to Friday with The Character Cafe. The challenge this week is:

SHINY/FOIL/GLITTER PAPER
That's right folks, make your creation shine. I'm using the Bang Boom image which features different sentiments as well as no sentiment.

DP by Me&My Big Ideas, and glitter matstack. Sewing and ribbon.

NEWS: the ladies of TCC currently have all images at the Shop for just $1 each! I don't know how long this will last, so get them while you can!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! We got snow last night, so the city is just about shut down. We tend to panic when the white stuff comes, but it's so beautiful!

This meets the following challenges:

Birthday Presents

Hello all and welcome to Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! Now who doesn't love free stamps? Especially this little lady who is quite versatile!

I dusted off my Pink Armadillo DP by Paper Studio, used my new nesties (thanks for the 50% off HL!!), Stella colored with Copics and Prismas, ribbon, sewing, Peeled Paint Ranger Ink.

I also added plenty of glaze to her curls and boots! I thought boots like this should be shiny. So once you get to the Bugaboo site, click on "Freebies" on top!
This card meets the following challenges:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Tag Book

Hello all and Happy Thursday. We woke up to lots of rain...and no umbrella, and old windshield wipers. Well, it doesn't get wet here much, so we're basically unprepared!

I've got a few pics to share today, so I'm going to try to keep the text to a minimum.

I've seen these toilet paper roll tag books around for awhile and thought I'd give it a go. Well, I've been making most of my Christmas gifts this year, and I thought this would be perfect for a special someone:

All DP is Cosmo Cricket. The letter is from Cindy Loo Cricut cart at 1 3/4". Fiskars border punch.

First turn has "love" from Opposites Attract at 1 1/2", butterflies and flower from punch, Quote box is from a set I've had for forever.

Second turn has Stampin' Up's Trendy Trees on one side and ruffled ribbon sewn on.

Final turn features Martha Stewarts button punch, threaded. Another journaling area.

The tags are made from upcycled manila folders, and ribbon is stapled in place. I didn't embellish the tags, so that plenty of pictures and journaling can be added.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a GREAT day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Your Birthday

Hello all and Welcome to a special Designed2Delight DT occasion:

Happy Birthday Faith!
I have made this card just for you, using one of my favorite D2D images.

DP is Pink Armadillo, D2D image colored with Copics and Prismas, glaze, sewing, Stampin' Up sentiment. Super simple, somewhat CAS card.

I really wanted this adorable bear to be the main focus. Like all the glaze-y goodness?

So Faith, thanks for being so great to "work" with! Happy Birthday!!!

This card meets the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Bear

Hello all. Quick share today. I meant to post this earlier this morning, but my eyes were dilated and boy did that give me a headache!

This weeks freebie over at Designed2Delight is this awesome little bear:


I saw another card using this image with the sentiment: Free To Be Me! I thought it was PERFECT! BTW, the free image was sent to those who participated in last weeks challenge, so you can pick this up at the Store. Play this week and you get the next image free.

I will enter this in the following challenges:

Card details: Me & My Big Ideas and glitter matstack. D2D image colored with Prismacolors, fiskars punch, Cuttlebug snowflakes, nesties, Ranger's Lipstick ink, ribbon and sewing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Poppi's Winter Wonderland

Hello and happy Saturday! Today begins the Winter Wonderland Challenge over at Bugaboo - so pull out your glitter, stickles, and other bling!

Yes, Poppi is one of my favorites. I colored them with Copics and PrismaPremiers, added lots of Studio G glitter glue (which you can't see AT ALL!), sewing, Cuttlebug snowflakes (also glittered up), DP is K&Co Wild Saffron AND an upcycled manila file folder! BTW, just about all paper products these days are acid free, and folders have excellent weight to them, so don't throw them out!

Layout is the current Splitcoaststampers SC310. These cards actually look really soft IRL and non-traditional colors yet again - which meets the Papertrey Paperdolls end of year challenge. I fished out a few leftover cards from last year and I think I'm ready to start posting my cards!

So join us at Bugaboo for a chance at free digistamps. You do not have to use a Bugaboo image to win - but I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Crabby Cathy

Hello and happy Friday! I have made it to the end of the week!

On Fridays over at Bugaboo, a new freebie is up for grabs, and this weeks freebie is: Crabby Cathy!


Can you read the sentiment? It reads: Santa just called, you ain't getting s@#! Needless to say, this is going to my brother :) I used a rather CAS layout from Splitcoaststampers SC05, and Wild Asparagus DP. Sewing, gold heat embossed ornaments, and glaze. This also fits this weeks Color Dare (#88 Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Neutral).

So make sure to pick up your freebie and have a GREAT Friday!! As always, thank you for stopping by my blog!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Have a Blast

Hello and welcome to Friday with The Caracter Cafe! Every Friday, a new challenge is posted over at the Challenge Blog for a chance to win $$$ to the Cafe Store!

I thought I'd start making birthday cards to replenish my stash and I'm using the super cute rocket:


(Note - I plan to replace this image once I get my camera charged). I used M's Just Chillin DP, sewing, TCC image colored with copics, Ranger Inks.

Make sure to join us this week. I know it's a busy time of year, and that usually means better chances at winning!

Adore Him

Hello all. I want to share a new digistamp set with you from Designed2Delight called The Way In A Manger. I went completely non-traditional with my colors, so hopefully it still conveys Christmas!


Also, if you're a fan of D2D digis, we (the DT) have a new blog to show off our creations: Card Ideas. So if you get a chance, stop by.

This card meets the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Candycane Penguin

Hello all and hope you're having a great day! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?

I'm still catching up on MAKING Christmas cards, when I should be MAILING them out!

For these two cards, I'm using the Poppi Candycane Penguin from Bugaboo. I LOVE the penguins (you can get an adorable FREEBIE here). The DP is a digipaper freebie (I love giving credit where credit is due, but I can't remember where I got this great paper!). The rest is from my scrap pile!

I thought the ribbon was a nice touch since it matches the penguin but nothing else. LOL! Does it work? The layout is Card Patterns #93 and I'm also entering this in Digital Tuesdays Baby it's Cold Outside challenge #88.

*****NOT A CARD*****
We finally got the tree up...OK, my DH put it up since I've been sick, but I directed ;)

Here's Bean putting on ornaments. The tree was getting a little "bottom heavy" so once she retired for the evening, I went back and evened things out a bit. And believe me, she won't take that hat off for months!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sparkle Santa

Hello and welcome to New Release Tuesday over at Bugaboo!

I saw a blue and red card not too long ago that inspired this card (if I find it again, I will add the direct link). So my Santa is colored with Copics, added glaze and fuzzy stuff, sewing, Ranger Ink, and glitter CS for the snowflake (Cuttlebug).


You can see the rest of the new releases over at the Bugaboo shop! Layout is Splitcoaststampers SC309.

Also, the monthly digital stamp club is up for sale! $20.00 gets you 20 holiday-themed images here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let It Snow with Squigglefly

Hello all and hope you are all well on this Monday afternoon. Today is Squigglefly Monday....and I have nothing to show :( BUT, the challenge this week is:

LET IT SNOW

I have been sick for 5 days now, but I hope to show off a Squigglefly New Release soon! Plus, I have a few scheduled posts already done, so my blog won't be completely lonely all week :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snow Friends

Hello and welcome to this months Blog Hop With The Character Cafe. Each month TCC has a blog hop to feature new release images. If you came from Chelsea's Blog, then you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog, feel free to start at the Beginning so you don't miss any of the fun!

Let me present to you, Snow Friendly:


Yes, super cute and goes perfectly with my Christmas cards this year - featuring lots of snow people and penguins. DP is Free Digital Scrapbooking, image is TCC colored with Copics and Prismas, glitter CS diecut with Cuttlebug dies, sewing, and fuzzy ribbon. Layout is Creative Sketches (flipped).

Your next stop is the talented Jessica!

I hope you will continue your hop for a chance at fun and prizes!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Birthday Bear

Hello all and hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. The weather isn't so cold today and the sun is shining!

Got a quick card to share with you today:


DP is something I found at Michael's on the clearance rack, covered some chipboard photo corners, added ribbon and sewing, nesties, $1 acrylic sentiment stamp.


Digistamp is Pollycraft colored with Copics and Prismapremiers, and added glaze. I think this would make a great guy's card.

Hope you all have a great day, keep warm, and make time for something fun!

This card meets the following challenges:

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