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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Grand Opening of Stamping Dragon Designs store forum!

I am so excited to let everyone know that Stamping Dragon Designs now has their own store forum! Whoo Hoo! Now all of you Stamping Dragon fans will have a place to communicate with the DT and with the creator herself! You can find out all about what is going on with the store as well as our challenges. We also will be having a new feature called Spotlight Designer each month. For details on how you can become a Spotlight Guest Designer, check out our new forum!

The store forum goes Live tomorrow, October 1 at 7am EST.

Just click on the link for Stamping Dragon Designs Store Forum and then register. Once your access is approved, you'll be able to make posts and interact with us.

We hope you will all register for the forum and come by and hang out with us!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mr Scarecrow



It's that time, again! Time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion. This time, the theme is Clean & Simple. That's right, we want to see your Clean & Simple creations. Very easy theme for you this week, so get our your crafting supplies and join us for your chance to win digi images of your choice from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

I went with fall colors/theme for my card, this time. All papers, brads and ribbon are from my stash. The image is by CocoDingo and is colored with Promarkers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Embellish It (Leaves)at Stamping Vacation
Autumn or Fall at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at A Spoon Full of Sugar
It Takes All Sorts at Tuesday Taggers
Welcome Fall at Design Dollies
challenge #109 Autumn at Everybody-Art
Challenge #26 Autumn Colors at Meljen's Designs
Make It Sparkle (shiny leaf brads) at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #86 Falling Leaves at Crafty Creations
Challenge #30 Is That A Sweet Metal Ribbon I See? (Isn't the little scarecrow sweet?) at Cooking It Up With Katie
B Themed Embellishments at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #3 Over The Edge at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #38 Anything Goes at Charisma Cardz
Thoughtful Thursday 0027 D is for Digi at Other Lovelies
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #10 Autumn (Halloween) at Sarah Hurl3y Challenges
Fall Colors at Stamp Something
Challenge #10 For A Boy With Color Red (Red Leaf Brad) at Mamidoodles
Bling It! (shiny brads) At Tellen's Place
Anything Goes at Stamp It Crazy
Week #71 Plain & Simple at Allsorts
C4C56 Bling at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #22 Pumpkins at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #24 Clean & Simple at Wee Memories
Challenge #78 Seasons Change at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #32 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #78 Photo Inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #9 Autumn Festival/Harvest at Craftalicious
Challenge #61 Anything Goes at Incy Wincy
Challenge #20 Autumn at Cards For Men
Challenge #12 Clean & Simple at My Partner In Crafting Crime
Challenge #8 Autumn at Creative Stamp Friends
Challenge #1 Halloween/Fall at Baby Bud Designs

Hit The Halloween Jackpot



Another Halloween card! This time, I'm using Jackpot, the featured image this week at Shelly's Images. You know what that means! It means this image is on sale in the Shelly's Images store, for today only! Hurry over and pick up Jackpot for making your Halloween cards.

The card layout for my card, is the sketch from The Wildflower Patch. I colored the image with my wonderful Promarkers and pop dotted the image for dimension. (Yes, yes, I love these Promarkers!) The papers are scraps from my stash. The spiderweb border and corners are punched using the spiderweb Punch Around The Page set, by Martha Stewart. I added glitter to the spiderwebs with Gunmetal colored Stickles. (Couldn't find my black stickles) The purple and black swirl with black gem, is an acetate sticker by Recollections. I pop doted the acetate cut out, for dimension.

This card reminds me of my mom and one of her favorite leisure activities. Mom and dad loved to go to the casino and play the slots. I miss you, Mom!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch at The Wildflower Patch
Autumn or Fall at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at A Spoon Full of Sugar
It Takes All Sorts at Tuesday Taggers
Make It Sparkle at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #3 Over The Edge at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #38 Anything Goes at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #75 Spooky Critters (bats on slot machine) at Shirley's Two Girls
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Thoughtful Thursday 0027 D is for Digi at Other Lovelies
Challenge #10 Autumn (Halloween) at Sarah Hurl3y Challenges
3D Halloween at Catch The Bug
Challenge #22 use Some Purple at Easy Craft Projects
Bling It! At Tellen's Place
Anything Goes at Stamp It Crazy
Animal Magic (Bat on slot machine) at Papertake Weekly
Week #71 Plain & Simple at Allsorts
C4C56 Bling at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #11 Borders at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #24 Clean & Simple at Wee Memories
Challenge #5 Animal Antics (Bats on slot machine) at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #32 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Photo Inspiration (purple and black) at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #2 Happy Haunting at Gingerloft
Challenge #61 Anything Goes at Incy Wincy
Challenge #18 Critters (Bats on slot machine) at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #20 Autumn at Cards For Men
Challenge #7 Hobbies and Leisure at Karber Challenge
Occasion Oasis at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #1 Halloween/Fall at Baby Bud Designs

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Join The Boo Crew



In case you hadn't heard, tonight is Fright Night at the CDAC group for Shelly's Images. Lots of fun, chat, games and prizes, from 6pm-9pm CST. Come on over and hang out with us! Have some fun! There may even be some freebies involved.

This is my project for the Fright Night event. I used Shelly's cute little ghost set, Boo Crew. As soon as I seen this set, I knew it would be perfect for a side step card. The images are colored with Promarkers. I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add sparkle to the ghosts. All papers are from my stash. This gave me a chance to use my old old old pad of Halloween paper that has been collecting dust. The witch and fence are punched with Halloween punches by Martha Stewart. I apologize for the glare on the shiny piece in the bottom right corner. It's a glittered acetate sticker from MS. I guess the combination of the acetate and the glitter got the best of the poor kitty and he rebelled against the camera flash.

This card was so much fun to make! Hope you all enjoy my creation!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #77 Grid at Stamptacular Sunday
Sparkle & Shine at Sundays With Crissy
Challenge #82 Clean Up The Dust at Corrosive
HDH057 Horrific Haunts at Haunted Design House
GCA #106 Time For Halloween at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #2 Happy Haunting at Gingerloft
Recipe: At least 2 PP + Text Stamp (I have 4 PP if you look closely at Scrappekammeret
ASC25 Sparkle and Glitter at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #8 Autumn (Halloween) at Creative Stamp Friends
Challenge #5 Halloween at Stamps R Us
Animal Magic (Glittered cat) at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #79 2 or More Stamped Images at Creative Inspirations
Autumn or Fall (Halloween at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at A Spoon Full of Sugar
It Takes All Sorts at Tuesday Taggers
challenge #109 Autumn at Everybody-Art
Make It Sparkle at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #3 Over The Edge at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #38 Anything Goes at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #65 To Do List (Technique-Side Step card, Glitter, 2 PP) at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #37 Bundle Up (It's always cold here at Halloween) at Raise The Bar
Challenge #75 Crittertime--Spooky at S2G Shirley's Two Girls
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Thoughtful Thursday 0027 D is for Digi at Other Lovelies
Challenge #10 Autumn (Halloween) at Sarah Hurl3y Challenges
Color Digi Stamps at Mad for Markers
Sticky Situation (Halloween) at Stamping Vacation
Anything Goes at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #5 Animal Antics (glittery pouncing cat)at Crafty Emma's
Fall Colors at Stamp Something
Challenge #35 A Kind Of Magic at Totally Papercrafts
Anything But Square or Rectangle at The Townscapper
3D Halloween at Catch The Bug
Bling It! At Tellen's Place
Challenge #22 use Some Purple at Easy Craft Projects
C4C56 Bling at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #11 Borders at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #22 Pumpkins at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Occasion Oasis at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #1 Halloween/Fall at Baby Bud Designs
Challenge #10 Pick Your Favorite at Iris' Spot

Friday, September 24, 2010

Join us at CDAC Sat., Sept 25 6pm-9pm CST for Fright Night with Shelly's Images



Shelly's Images is having Fright Night! A fun Halloween event at CDAC on Saturday Sept 25, 6pm-9pm CST. Lots of games, chat, prizes and fun! Please come over and join us by clicking on Fright Night.

See you there!

Nurse Penny Hopes you Feel Better, Soon



With the changing weather lately, so many people are coming down with colds and feeling under the weather. Nurse Penny is from Stamping Dragon Designs. She is here to send you get well wishes. This image was a request from me. I had asked Janette to create it for me awhile back, and she did. So of course I had to make a card with it. You can get cute little Nurse Jiggy for your very own (And lots of other cute images) in the store.

I decided to go with christmas colors on a non christmas card, and mix my two favorite patterns.... Gingham and polka dots. The red and white gingham paper is from my stash. I colored the image with Promarkers. And ya have to love the polka dot ribbon, also from my stash. The red flower is by Prima, with a pearl as the flower center. The sentiment is by Stampin Up and punches using the oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up.

I am entering this card in the followinc challenges:

Challenge #48 Wild Thing at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #101 Anything Goes at The Secret Crafter
Chapter 31: Fighting For a Crown (Mythical Creature-Dragon) at Oh, Alice!
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #77 Grid at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #82 Clean Up The Dust at Corrosive
Ribbon at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #20 Round and Red at Just Scraps
Challenge #77 at Cupcake Inspirations
Bling It! at Keep It Simple
Challenge #22 Keep It Simple at I did it Creations/Robyns Fetish
Challenge #62 Cute & Cuddly at Pollycraft
Challenge #17 Keep It Simple at Daisy Doodles
Animal Magic at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #77 Its All About The Girls at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
It Takes All Sorts at Tuesday Taggers
Animal Applause at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #123 Winged Things at Flutterby Wednesdays
Thoughtful Thursday 0027 D is for Digi at Other Lovelies
Challenge #48 Flowers at If The Shoe Fits
Anything Goes at Stamp It Crazy
Flower Power at Scrappy Frogs
To Who Challenge (Hug) at Stamping Vacation

Monday, September 20, 2010

Feeling Sketchy at Craft Your Passion



It's sketch time at Craft Your Passion, this week. Come on over and play along with us, for your chance to win an image of your choice from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

Here is my DT submission for this week's sketch challenge. I used the new Santa image from Lauretta's Digital Stamps. I used the sketch at Craft Your Passion. Santa is colored with Promarkers.

I love this combination of the three different patterned papers. All of which are from my stash. I used a scalloped border punch from Fiskars, for the border. I punched a snowflake and mounted it on a punched circle, pop dotted for dimension. Mr Santa's beard is sparkly as is the snowflake, compliments of my clearstar gelly roll pen.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles
WFWC32 Stripes at The Wildflower Patch
Glitter Glitter Glitter at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #64 Christmas at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #12 Christmas at Just Inspirational Challenges
Thoughtful Thursday 0026 at Other Lovelies
Challenge #9 Polka Dots & Circles at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Digi Day at Stamp Something
U For Unused Stash at Alphabet Challenge
CHallenge #19 Christmas Colors at Fussy and Fancy
Week #70 At Least Three Punches (circle, scallop border, snowflake) at Allsorts
Challenge #101 Anything Goes at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #11 Borders at Timbroscrapmania
JUGS 51 Green, Red & Black at Just Us Girls
Challenge #77 Grid at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #82 Clean Up The Dust at Corrosive
Challenge #77 Photo challenge (Colors) at Cupcake Inspirations
ASC25 Sparkle and Glitter at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #22 Keep It Simple at I did it Creations/Robyns Fetish

The Good Witch Wore Yellow



I don't know if all good witches wear yellow, but this one does. The "Good Witch" is the featured image today, at Shelly's Images. You can pick her up today only at a special sale price, in the Shelly's Images store. While you're there, check out Shelly's awesome Halloween digi stamp collection! It's a great bargain!

For my card, I used the sketch at Truly Scrumptious and Just Inspirational Sketches. The good witch is colored with Promarkers. All papers are from my unused paper stash. I distresses the edges of the striped piece of paper with my new distressing tool by Tonic. (I love this thing!) I embellished with pieces of a sparkly glittery fern that tickled my fancy on my last shopping trip to Michael's and made a flower that I pop dotted in the center.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #83 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
Challenge #41 Sketch at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles
Autumn or Fall (Halloween) at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #121 Fall Into Fall (colors at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
D Is For Distressing at The ABC Challenge
Challenge #40 Get The Photo Vibe at Fab 'n' Funky
WFWC32 Stripes at The Wildflower Patch
Glitter Glitter Glitter at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #40 Fur or Feathers (Witch is holding a kitty) at Pixie Dust Studio
Thoughtful Thursday 0026 at Other Lovelies
Challenge #5 Distress at The Stamp Man
Digi Day at Stamp Something
U For Unused Stash at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #101 Anything Goes at The Secret Crafter
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #48 Wild Thing (Witch is holding a kitty) at totally Gorjuss
Challenge #12 Handmade Flowers at Ellephantastic
Challenge #77 Grid at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #82 Clean Up The Dust at Corrosive
GCA #106 Halloween at Ann's Creative Nook
Flower Power at Scrappy Frogs
ASC25 Sparkle and Glitter at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #62 Cute & Cuddly at Pollycraft
Challenge #8 at Creative Stamp Friends
Challenge #5 Halloween at Stamps R Us
Challenge #14 Pink Brown & Green at Creatalicious
Challenge #43 Make Your Own Flowers
Challenge #2 Happy Haunting at Gingerloft
Challenge #22 Keep It Simple at I did it Creations/Robyns Fetish

Friday, September 17, 2010

Doggie Doggie Where's Your Bone?



Good Morning bloggers!

Before I get into the challenge info, I wanted to say a sad farewell to Karyn, who's chosen to step down from our DT due to time restraints. Karyn, thank you for all your wonderful creations, and for all your hard work. We will miss having you on the team, and wish you the best of luck in everything!

Ok, now, It is challenge time, again, at Stamping With The Dragon. Our challenge is a color challenge this time: Black, White & one other color. We're being sponsored by the wonderful Angela, from Toucan Scraps, who's giving the winner a fantastic prize---some awesome digi papers! Be sure to join us, this week in our color challenge, at Stamping With The Dragon.

The DT are all working with black and white images from Toucan Scraps for providing your DT inspiration.

I chose these cute dogs at play, and went with a masculine theme. These dogs come in a bundle pack with several choices, but I chose to only use two, so as not to overcrowd the card front. After all, doggies need room to frolick and play. Aren't they cute? They look like best friends!

All papers are from my stash, as are the buttons and the cute dog bone ribbon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Buttons at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
No! No! (Sparkle) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles
Name that card at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #43 Just A Note at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Friends Forever at the Crazy Challenge
Black and White +1 at Creative Craft Challenges
I Like To Move It! Move It! At Simon Says Stamp
WFWC32 Stripes at The Wild Flower Patch
B Themed Embellishments (Buttons) at Cretive Belli Blog
Challenge #40 Fur Or Feathers at Pixie Dust Studio
SISC27 One Layer Wonders at Stamp Insanity
Thoughtful Thursday 0026 at Other Lovelies
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Unused stash at Alphabet Challenge blog
Challenge #48 For The Boys at AI Factory

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Pencil Toppers



This is my hosting week for the DT at Shelly's Images, and today is Technique Tuesday. Since we are featuring Halloween images this month at Shelly's Images, I thought it would be great to do a Halloween favor tutorial. Halloween is one of my favorite things about Fall.

Aren't these just too cute?! They are very quick and simple to do, and would be great favors for the kiddies to take to school for Halloween favors.

The Haunted House image is from Shelly's Images. The ghost with pumpkins image and the Trick or Treat bag image are from the Kidz Korner section of Images. The Kidz Korner images are freebies and are drawn by Shelly's daughter, Taylor. I love Taylor's images, they are so cute!

You can check out the complete tutorial on how to make these cuties, here.

I am entering these pencil toppers in the following challenges:


The Owl And/Or Their Habitat (Haunted House Image with tree and Owl) at Clearly I Stamp
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #59 Autumn Colors (Ghost Image)at Incy Wincy
Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles
Autumn or Fall at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #121 Fall Into Fall at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #21 Home (Haunted House Image) at Easy Craft Projects

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fright Night



It's Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images, and I have a new card to share with you. I used this week's featured image, Fright Night. (You can have it for your very own! Get it here, at Shelly's Images!) While you're there, check out Shelly's other great images. I love this image and the way the little kitty is sitting on the fence watching the kids trick or treat. I colored the image with Promarkers. The papers are both from an old Halloween stack by K & C Company. I love the glittery candy patterned paper. It goes perfectly with this image!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #14 Brown at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #22 Celebrations at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Anything Goes at Tellen's Place
Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles

Make It Stand Up



This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is to make an easel card. If you haven't ever made one, please give it it a try and play along with us. They are very simple to make, and they look so awesome! so, what are you waiting for?!! Come on over to Passion and play in our Easel card challenge for a chance to win some cute digis from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

I used the sketch at sketches, for the front of the easel card. The image is by CocoDingo and is colored with Promarkers. I chose earthy tones for the card because I felt like it went well with the image. Who says earth tones can't be girly?!

The papers are all from my stash. I recycled the 3 buttons off an old shirt I threw out. (Gotta love recycling!) The flower is by Prima. I pop dotted the sentiment with foam mounting tape for dimension.

ICS82 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
Challenge #14 Brown at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #22 Celebrations at The Creative Cottage
Challenbe #0066 Recycle at Treehouse Stamps
SISC26 It Happens In Threes(3 buttons) at Stamp Insanity
T is For Trees at Alphabet Challenge
Chapter 30: Hey There, Nice Stems at Oh! Alice
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
CIC17 Owl and/or Their Habitat at Clearly I Stamp
Challenge #43 Just A Note at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #47 Flowers at Totally Gorjuss
Buttons at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Fountain of Youth (Leaves) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #6 Floral Fantasy at A Pocket Full of Posies
Anything Goes at Tellen's Place
Name that card at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #17 Clean & Simple at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #5 Card For A Girl at Karber Challenge
No! No! (Sparkle) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #5 Girly Girl at Stamp It Crazy

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sweet Baby



It's time for my weekly card for Stamping Dragon Designs. This time, I decided to go with a baby card for a co-worker who just became a grandma, again. This image is from Stamping Dragon Designs and is called Nap Time. I just love the sweetness of this image.

For my card layout, I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning. The papers are all from my stash. The paper flowers are by Flor-A-Doodle, and came from the clearance rack at Meijer. I just bought these cute pink safety pins at Card and Party Outlet and thought they would be perfect for a baby card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
New Beginnings (First try at a 3D altered project) at All Sorts
Challenge #22 Flower Power at Lexi's Creations
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
AS24 Pretty In Pink at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #6 Monochromatic at 2 sisters
Challenge #2 Floral Frenzy at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #29 Blooms, Butterflies Or Bling at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Challenge #58 Celebrate (New Baby) at Incy Wincy
Paper Flowers at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #29 Clean & Simple at Crafty Cardmakers
Bundle of Joy at The Crazy Challenge
Week #21 You'll Be In My Heart at Scrap It With A Song
Challenge #6 Floral Fantasy at A Pocket Full of Posies
Challenge #75 Dots and Stripes at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #106 Jeweled (Flower centers) at My Time To Craft
Challenge #58 Sketch at Tuesday Morning
Gems and Sparkle at Crafts and Me
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #22 Celebrations at The Creative Cottage
SISC26 It Happens In Threes(3 Flowers) at Stamp Insanity
Occasion Oasis at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #11 Baby at Just Inspirational challenges
Challenge #23 Monochrome at Crafty Ann's
Something With Spots and Stripes at Stamp Something
Challenge #33 Let's Get Dotty at Totally Papercrafts
Name that card at Stamping Vacation

You Can Do Anything



I've used this image before, but decided to use it, again, because it is one of my favorites from Deedee's Digis. It's perfect for an encouragement card, and also reminds me of the end of summer.

For the card layout, I used the sketch at Deedee's Digis. I decided to go with mostly pinks for the card, because they fit well with the summery image. The papers and butterfly brad are all from my stash. The paper flowers are by Flor-A-Doodle.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Sketch at Deedee's Digis
New Beginnings (First try at a 3D altered project) at All Sorts
Challenge #22 Flower Power at Lexi's Creations
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
AS24 Pretty In Pink at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #2 Floral Frenzy at Crafty Emma's
Butterflies and/or insects at Lots To Do
Challenge #29 Blooms, Butterflies Or Bling at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Challenge #58 Celebrate (Congratulations! You Did It!) at Incy Wincy
Paper Flowers at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #6 Floral Fantasy at A Pocket Full of Posies
Challenge #75 Dots and Stripes at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #106 Jeweled (Flower centers) at My Time To Craft
Gems and Sparkle at Crafts and Me
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
SISC26 It Happens In Threes(3 DP) at Stamp Insanity
Something With Spots and Stripes at Stamp Something
Challenge #33 Let's Get Dotty at Totally Papercrafts
Occasion Oasis at Stamping Vacation

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tabletop Graveyard



Things are cooling off and we're starting to have some of those cool crisp nights. Time to Think of fall and that means Halloween is fast approaching! Time to start all those creepy projects!

I created this 3D Project for the Challenge over at Stamp It Crazy, for their You're Dead challenge, to create your own tombstone. The challenge is to create your tombstone on a project, so I figured I might was well go for an actual graveyard! The rules are that you must Use Red, Black and Grey, and must included a tombstone and a moon. After looking at my completed project, I realized what an awesome decoration this would be for the table tops at Halloween parties!

I found this gray cage in the dollar Bin at Michael's yesterday and immediately I envisioned it as a graveyard for Halloween. So it was perfect for a project to enter into this challenge. I've been wanting to try a 3D project, so this is the perfect opportunity for me... A new Beginning, so to speak, since its my first try at an altered 3D project.

I did my tombstone on gray cardstock with black ink and then cut it out and attached it to the bottom of my cage. The spooky black tree is digital clipart that I printed onto light gray cardstock and cut out. (Sorry, I'm not sure of the exact source). I added some blood to the tree and the tombstone with a red promarker, then attached the tree and tombstone to the bottom of my cage.

I had some of that white fake spiderweb silk that I saved from an old Halloween decoration I threw out. I knew I'd find something to use it for, eventually, so I added that to the bottom of the cage surrounding my images, and then topped it with Xmas Red stickles for shine and to add color and creepiness. I hand cut a moon from black cardstock and hung it from the top of the cage, then placed a black cat image on the front of the cage.

Presto! An altered cage turned tabletop graveyard! It reminds of the book/story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

This was so much fun to make, and forced me to go "outside my box" by making my first altered 3D project.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

You're Dead at Stamp It Crazy
New Beginnings (First try at a 3D altered project) at All Sorts
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Shine and Sparkle (red glitter stickles) at Oh! Alice
CIC17 Owl and/or Their Habitat at Clearly I Stamp
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up
Challenge #42 Anything But Square or Rectangle at Creative Inspirations
HDH055 Elegantly Evil at Haunted Design House
GCA#104 Fall Flair at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #16 Animals at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #58 Celebrate (Halloween) at Incy Wincy
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #20 Animal Crackers at Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge#16 at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #39 What'eva at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #22 Celebrations (Halloween) at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #42 It's A Fairytale (Legend of Sleepyhollow) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #7 Something 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
C4C53 Book Related at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #107 Books & stories at Cupcake Crafts
Books at Tuesday Taggers
Challenge #36 Try Something New at Charisma Cardz
Challenbe #0066 Recycle at Treehouse Stamps
Multiple Images (Tree, Cat, Tombstone) at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Southern Girls Challeng

Monday, September 6, 2010

Musical Elegance with Craft Your Passion



It is challenge day over at Passion. This week, the recipe is to use lace and at least one flower on your project. It doesn't have to be a card, it can be any type of craft project. Play along with us, for your chance to win an image of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and CocoDingo. They have some cute images to choose from!

I decided to go with black and white + one other color, for my color combo. I love this color combo and it is perfect for this image. I'm using the Piano image from Lauretta. I colored the piano with a black Promarker and then added highlights using a white Prismacolor colored pencil. This is my first time at coloring an all black image, so I was very nervous about it, at first. While its not perfect, it came out better than I thought, and I'm pleased with the overall effect. My card layout is based on the sketch from Paper Pretties, 2 Sketches 4 You,and from the sketch at Kgiron. The striped DP is from my stash, and I used one piece of it flipped the opposite direction, for some added contrast. The red flowers are a recent purchase and its my first time using them. (I love them!) The flowers are by recollections and give the card 3D dimension. This ribbon is new also. I found it at Michael's and it struck my fancy. I had no idea when I bought it, what I would use it for... But then when I seen this piano image, I new this ribbon would go perfectly. (I love the silver blingy gems on this ribbon, and the sparkle!) I purchased the lace from Joanne's specifically for this project.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch at Paper Pretties
Just The One (One piece of lace) at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #105 In The Garden (Flowers) at My Time To Craft
Challenge #23 Stripes at Meljen's Designs
Gems & Sparkle at Crafts and Me
Challenge #38 Living In A Material World at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song (Piano Man) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #4 Musical at The Stamp Man
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something
Color photo inspiration challenge (White, red, green) at Frosted Designs
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #22 Flower Power at Lexi's Creations
Shine and Sparkle at Oh! Alice
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #2 Floral Frenzy
Flowers at Really Reasonable ribbon
Challenge #9 Sparkle and Shine at Sundays With Crissy
Challenge #29 Blooms, Butterflies Or Bling at One Stitch At A Time
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up
Challenge #84 Sweet Sketch Sunday at Kgiron
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at GIngerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #62 Stripes at OLLCB
Paper Flowers at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Sketch #60 at 2 Sketches 4 You
Challenge #29 Clean & Simple at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #6 at Pocket Full of Posies
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational challenges

Feeling Creepy?



It's that time of year, already... Time for ghouls, ghosts and haunted houses! I love this time of year! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So, what perfect theme to make a card for. For my card, I have used this awesome image from Shelly's Images, and you can get it in her store today only for a special sale price! Perfect for those Halloween cards!

I colored the image using Promarkers. The DP is from my stash and came from an old Halloween paper pad by K & C Co. The skulls are punched with a skull and crossbones punch by Martha Stewart and then mounted with foam tape for 3D dimension.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Just The One (One purple skull) at Papertake Weekly
2 Cute 2 Spook at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song (Haunted House by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #99 Clean & Simple at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #10 Free Theme at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #19 5 of something (5 skulls) at Speedy The Cat's Friends
September pick Three (Building, black paper, frame) at Stamping Vacation
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up
Challenge #35 Pile On The Layers at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Anything Goes at Scrappekammert
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #29 Clean & Simple at Crafty Cardmakers

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Winners! Winners from Stamping Dragon's birthday celebration week!

Whoo Hoo! We finally have a list of winners from Stampin Dragon's birthday celebration week!

I apologize to all of you for not having a winner posted sooner. My work has me flipping back and forth between days and nights in the same week, and things have been crazy. Sometimes I dont know if I'm coming or going! LOL

Anyway, here is the winner list:



DT Member: Winner: Blog:

Sammi ---- Connie F http://scrappinmema.blogspot.com/
Janette --- Panda Bear http://pandabeardesigns.blogspot.com
Robin ----- Laney http://laneyoval.blogspot.com/
Beth ------ Jo Davies http://handmadecardsbyjo.blogspot.com/
Claire ---- Scrappy Scatty http://scrappyscatty.blogspot.com/
Jenny ----- Addams http://alphatoomega-addams.blogspot.com/
Tams ------ Karen http://flourgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/


Jenny:
Follower candy --Crafty Granny http://craftygrannyscraftycorner.blogspot.com/

Beth's Birthday Card
Challenge: JLJ Designs http://jljdesignscraftingblog.blogspot.com/


Name the paper pack contest
Winning Name:
Birthday Swirls and Dancing Twirls! Liz, you are the winner. Email me or Janette to get your prize!


All winners, please contact the DT Member at thier blog, to make arrangements for your prize. If you don't hear back from them, email me and I will help you get in touch with them.

I need the winner of my Blog candy, Connie F to email me please. My email is in my profile.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday





I made this card for a good friend of mine, who's celebrating his birthday next week. I know he's going to be laughing when he sees it, but he will love it.

I used the Sketch at Sketch And Stash. The DP is all from my stash. The image is called Miss Fortune and is from Kenny K. She reminds me Lady Gaga in her Bad Romance video. (I Cant remember where the round Happy Birthday sentiment is from.. I forgot to write it down. I'll look through my files and then edit the post to give credit to the creator, once I figure out who it is. Sorry about that.) I punched the image and matting with a ticket corner punch from Stampin Up. I wanted to keep the card clean and simple, since it's for a guy.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #79 For The Guys at Corrosive
Challenge #18 Fussy Cutting at Just Scraps
Challenge #18 Clean & Simple at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #43 Sketch at Sketch and Stash
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #28 Video Inspiration at Crafty Cardmakers
Week #20 Isn't She Lovely at Scrap It With A Song
Just The One (One DP) at Papertake Weekly
CHallenge #37 Birthday at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #22 Celebrations at Creative Cottage
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song (Happy Birthday) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #23 Write Me A Message at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
SISC25 Birthday at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Get The Music In You at Stamping Vacation

Friday, September 3, 2010

Let's Get Back To School



It's Back To School Time, so I made a card in honor of school! This card is for a co worker to give to her newphew, who just started first grade.

I used the sketch at Some Odd Girl for card design, but I changed one shape (pencil) and changed the direction of that piece of the sketch. The apple image is from Inktegrity. The pencil image if from the Kidz Korner section of Shelly's Images.The images at Kidz Korner are hand drawn by Shelly's daughter, Taylor, and they are too cute! If you haven't checked out Shelly's Images, and Kidz Korner, you are missing out! I colored both images with Promarkers. The DP and the awesome ruler ribbon are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #18 Back To School at Fussy and Fancy
Challenge #67 Park Inspiration (Mouse) at All Sorts
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Use Your School Supplies at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #106 Something Digital at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #59 Add A Little Nature at Pollycraft
Challenge #57 back To School at Incy Wincy
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Just The One (One DP) at Papertake Weekly
Back To School at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #105 In The Garden (Worm) at My Time To Craft
Challenge #23 Stripes at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #38 Living In A Material World at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #38 Back To School at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song (School Days) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something

I Hear You're In A Jam



It's Time for a new challenge over at Stamping With The Dragon. This time, the theme is, "The Eyes Have It." We want you to use the letter I somewhere on your project. (Yes, it can be in a sentiment) Now, how easy is that?! Our prize this time around is your choice of 3 stamps or stamp sets from Wink Wink Ink. They have some really cute stuff, so you don't want to miss out on this prize!

I used the sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar, for the card layout. The background paper and ribbon are from my stash. The cute little image is from Wink Wink Ink and is colored with Promarkers. I punched the image with a ticket corner punch, matted it in purple, and punched with a ticket corner punch, again. The flower gems are new, from Michael's, and the ribbon slider is by Spare Parts. The gemstone swirls are from the clearance rack at Michael's and made by Recollections. I used a white opaque pen by Inksentials, to add the faux stitching.

I'm entering this sparkly blingy card in the following challenges:

Challenge #119 Let's Get Sketchy at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #67 Park Inspiration (Mouse) at All Sorts
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Bee Crafty
Challenge #18 Clean & Simple at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #18 Fussy Cutting at Just Scraps
Challenge #106 Something Digital at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #59 Add A Little Nature at Pollycraft
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Glitter & Sparkle at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #4 Make It Sparkle at Wild orchid Challenge
White Pen at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #3 Stitching at Stamps R us
Just The One (One ribbon slider) at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #105 In The Garden (Flowers) at My Time To Craft
Challenge #24 Anything Goes at Your Next Stamps
Challenge #23 Stripes at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #23 Sewing at Kort O Mania
Gems & Sparkle at Crafts And Me
Challenge #38 Living In A Material World at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #35 Inspired By A Song Jam) at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #62 In Stitches at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #23 Write Me A Message at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Week #35 In Stitches at Paper Play
SISC24 In Stitches at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Just Inspirational
Challenge #7 3D at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Something Cute at Stamp Something
Flowers (flower shaped gems) at Really Reasonable ribbon
Pile On The Flowers (flower shaped gems) at Whoopsi Daisy

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Birthday Celebration week is over. Stay tuned for winner announcements

I would like to thank everyone who played along in our birthday celebration, to celebrate Janette and Stamping Dragon's birthdays! We really appreciate all of you playing in our contests and hopping along in our blog hop.

A special thank you to all who become followers of our blogs and to all of you who posted about our blog hop, on your blogs. You've been given an extra entry into my mystery blog candy!


Please check back tomorrow (hopefully) for a list of contest/candy winners.