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Monday, December 27, 2010

A Toast to 2011



Happy Challenge Day at Ooh La La. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday! Now that another Christmas has passed, so to has another year almost passed. Wow! Where has all the time gone?! Here we are knocking on the door of 2011! I cannot believe how quickly the year has flown by! In celebration of the New Year, we are asking you to celebrate with us, by creating a project with the theme, "A Toast to 2011."

My card, again, uses that wonderful Weaved Paper that everyone seems to love. The digi paper is from the Joyeux Noel CD by ooh La LaCreations. You can get this fantastic CD in Ooh La La Creations' shop, here. I love using these CD's because everything is pre-colored and it is so quick and easy to make a card! Just print, cut, glue, and embellish! No coloring required, which saves lots of time!

The image is a freebie from Beccy's Place. I knew it would be a perfect combination, paired with papers by Ooh La La, for a New Year's Card! As always, I've colored the image with Promarkers, and added glitz, glitter and sparkle with my clearstar gelly roll pen. The strawberries in the image didn't have the black dots, so I added those myself -- It just seemed to be missing something without those! The black and silver metallic ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated and punched using the oval and scalloped oval punches, by Stampin Up. Foam mounting tape has been used to attach the sentiment, for dimension.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Challenge #61 Someone Special at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #47 Time To Party at Totally Paper Crafts
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #53 Quick and Easy Does It at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #90 Let's Celebrate at Digital Tuesday
Anything Goes at Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes at Fairy Knoll
Bling Times Two (Metallic ribbon & glitter added with clearstar gelly roll pen) at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #49 Bling It On At Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #24 New Year's Or Snowman at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #46 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #9 Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #32 Let's Party at Your Next Stamp
Challenge #50 party at The Pixie Cottage
Anything Goes at For Fun Challenges
SHC4 Sparkle & Bling at Studio 313 Hotspot
Anything Goes at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #82 New Year at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Sew Many Cards
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
SISC39 Happy Holidays, Your Way (New Year's) at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #35 Out With The Old, In With The New at I Did It Creations
Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle, at The Character Cafe
Celebrations at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #36 Colors of the Season at Wee Memories
Challenge #96 Bling It On at Corrosive
GCA #117 New Year Bling at Ann's Creative Nook
Photo Inspiration at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #31 New Year's at Paper Playtime
CCH47 Punch It at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Name That Card (on the way to where you need to be) at Stamping Vacation

Red Green & Cream at Craft Your Passion




This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is a color challenge. We want to see you use the colors red, green & cream, together. This is a simple challenge, this time around,so, what are you waiting for?!! Come on over to Passion and play in our color challenge for a chance to win some cute digis from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

This cute winter girl image is from Lauretta's Digital Stamps for my card. I have colored her in red, green & cream, with Promarkers. It is hard to tell, but I colored the background of the image, to make it a cream like color. The Gingham DP was originally red and white, but I used a Promarker to color in each white square, to add the cream color to the DP. The card base is cream colored. The Scalloped circle is punched using a 3" scalloped circle punch by EK Success. Glitter and sparkle has been added to the image, with a clearstar gelly roll pen. (Yes, yes, I love that thing! I admit it!)

This card is for my friend, Mary, who loves Winter!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #90 Winter Wonderland at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Winter and Sparkle at Stamp-n-Doodle
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
H is for Hats at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #53 Quick and Easy Does It at Fab 'n' Funky
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Anything Goes at Creative Craft Challenges
Challenge #46 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #9 Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at For Fun Challenges
Anything Goes at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Sew Many Cards
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Winter Sparkle at Stamp-n-Doodle
To Who (Someone who loves winter) at Stamping Vacation
Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle, at The Character Cafe
Challenge #36 Colors of the Season at Wee Memories
CCH47 Punch It at The Crazy Challenge

With The Right Boots.....




With the right boots you can do anything! At least that's how this card makes me feel! Wow, get a load of these funky boots! If I had these wild funky boots on, I'd definitely be wild and crazy and feel like I could do anything!

"Boots" is this week's featured image, at Shelly's Images. I'm sure you can tell that I had a lot of fun with creating my project with this image! So fun and versatile! Think of all the fun ideas for this image! And, these boots are for sale for a special price, today only, in the Shelly's Images store. Dance on over there and get these boots for yourself at the special sale price!


For my fun "funky meets girly" card today, I am using the boots image, from Shelly's Images. I had this image all colored for my project and then it hit me... These images just scream out, PAPER PIECE ME!" Okay, well maybe it wasn't the boots that were screaming out at me... Maybe it was just the little voices inside my head! But anyway, I grabbed my boot and headed out to Hobby Lobby to find the perfect paper! Oooooo and I just loved this pink animal print paper when I seen it! How funky! Now boots like THAT would make me feel like I could do anything! (Or maybe it'd just mean I was crazy enough to wear boots like that! LOL) I bought the pink, black, gray & white striped paper and the pink animal print paper and rushed home to create! The black and white zebra striped paper is from my stash but turned out to be the perfect accent paper!

I paper pieced the boots with the pink animal print paper and added accents to the outline, the heels and the zipper area, with black and grey Promarkers. The embellishments (ribbon and flowers) are from my stash. The glittery flowers are Dazzlers by Petaloo and add some yummy sparkle. My card fits the sketch at Sparkle Dreams, with some extra elements added.

I made this card for my online friend, Lynn, who's just found out she has made it as a contestant in a talent competition! Put your fun, funky boots on, and you can do anything! Whoo Hoo!! You go, girlie!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #46 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Bling Times Two Or More (Metallic ribbon, Clearstar gelly roll sparkle & glitter flowers) at Some Odd Girl
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #2 at Sparkle Dreams
Challenge #53 Quick and Easy Does It at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #49 Bling It On At Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Challenge #61 Someone Special at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #15 Get Embellishing at Tip Top Tuesday
Anything Goes at Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #49 Bling It On At Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #9 Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at For Fun Challenges
SHC$ Sparkle & Bling at Studio 313 Hotspot
Black, White & 1 Other Color (Pink) at Inky Impressions
Anything Goes at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Sew Many Cards
No! No! (No punches) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #13 Pink, White & Silver (on ribbon) at Wild Orchid
Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle, at The Character Cafe
Challenge #96 Bling It On at Corrosive
Photo Inspiration at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #79 Girlie at Die Cut Dreams
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Favorite Projects for 2010

As we approach the New Year, we reflect back on the days and months behind us. Today, I am looking back through the year and highlighting my favorite projects of 2010. This has been my first year of blogging, so it has been a lot of fun to look back at what I've done my first year!


Here are my favorites for 2010:


This fun side step card:





And another Halloween sidestep card:






This clock, which I think turned out awesome:





Purple Wedding Easel Card. Gotta love purple!






And last of all, This pretty musical card:






After looking back, I realize, now, that most of my favorite projects have been from the last part of the year. So it makes me wonder.... Does this mean I am getting better with age? LOL

I am entering this post in the following challenge:

A different challenge at Tuesday Taggers

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tammylee Has blog Candy!



Wowsers!! Have you seen this big blog candy Tammylee is giving away?!

I never win any of these yummy candies, but It's always fun to try my luck!

You can try your luck at a win, too. Check out Tammylee's candy, here.

Winter Wishes and A DT Farewell

The year is coming to an end, and we're all preparing to welcome in 2011. And with a new year, comes change. Time for change and new experiences. With that being said, I'm sad to say that my time with Stamping Dragon Designs has come to an end. I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to Janette, from Stamping Dragon, for giving me the wonderful experience of working with her, and taking the chance on me, to on my first design team. I appreciate everything you have done. I have enjoyed, so much, working with her, and the rest of the DT members, past and present. I will take away from this experience so many wonderful memories. Don't worry, girls, I will be stopping by your blogs to visit from time to time, and I hope you'll all do the same. Don't be surprised if you see me playing along with your challenges over at Stamping With The
Dragon
!




Today is a new challenge over at Dragon, and also my last card for this awesome Design Team of wonderful ladies. This round, we want to see a project using your favorite Winter Color. We're being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads. She is offering a fab prize-- 5 images of the winner's choice! This is an awesome prize, so be sure you play along for your chance to win!

For my card, I used the sketch at Truly Scrumptious. The image was provided by Di's Digi Downloads and is colored with Promarkers. Obviously, my favorite winter colors right now are red & green, since I'm still feeling a little bit like Christmas. I added glitter and sparkle using a clearstar gelly roll pen. It's winter, and so many of us have lots and lots of snow! And we have to have sparkle, if we have snow! The papers and red ribbon are from my stash, and the sentiment is computer generated.

I made this card for my friend Susie. We met in one of those old RPG games years ago and are still friends.

While I have you here, I want to tell you that the Creative Cowgirls are having a blog hop with Blog candy!




check them out, here!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #47 Sketch & Frame It at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #53 Quick and Easy Does It at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Winter and Sparkle at Stamp-n-Doodle
DDCC#93 Winter at Dutch Dare
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
H is for Hats at Alphabet Challenge
Show Us Some Snow at Fussy and Fancy
Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Snowman Challenge at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #42 Snowflakes at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #34 Inspired By A Song (Baby, It's Cold Outside) at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Chapter #44 Curiouser and Curiouser at Oh! Alice
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at The Crafty pad
Challenge #122 First Snow at Everybody Art
Challenge #90 Winter Wonderland at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #70 White Christmas (Snow) at Pollycraft
Day 300 Peace, Comfort & Joy at 365 Cards
Challenge #17 Cherish Your Online Friends at Mami Doodles
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #9 Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Crafts and Me
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #37 Anything Goes at Sew Many Cards
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Winter Sparkle at Stamp-n-Doodle
Fountain of Youth (Snowman) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #3 Christmas winter blog hop at Creative Cowgirls
Inspired By A Christmas Song (Walking In A Winter Wonderland) at Frosted Designs)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Noel



I know, I know, you're probably all tired of seeing Christmas cards by now! I promise this is my last one for the year! LOL

We have a new challenge at Craft Your Passion. Christmas is this week, so we just had to ask you to see your Christmas cards, this week! I know many of you are still doing those last minute cards, so this is your chance to show off those last minute Christmas cards before you put them in the mail, or hand deliver them. We hope you'll stop by Craft Your Passion, this week, and play along with us for a chance to win an image of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and CocoDingo.


My card layout is the sketch at The Pixie Cottage. I just had to use it for my card layout when I seen it. This sketch made a fantastic card and was so much fun to use! My image is from CocoDingo and is colored with Promarkers. Of course, I had to add glitter and sparkle using my clearstar gelly roll pen, since it's a Christmas card! All papers and ribbon are from my stash. The Christmas ticket is by Stitchy Bear Stamps, and is mounted with foam mounting tape, for dimension. I've used the branch punch by Martha Stewart, to make branches of greenery for the upper left corner of the image. I finished the corner of the image with a few skittles (or Dew Drops) dyed with Cranberry color alcohol Ink.

I love the way this card turned out!

I made this card especially for my close friend, Dan, who I met online years ago. We've been friends for about 8 years.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #89 Sparkling Christmas Plus Digi at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #27 Merry Christmas at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #49 Sketch at The Pixie Cottage
Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #14 Christmas Inspired at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #133 Christmas Cards at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #44 Merry Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
Christmas at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #106 Christmas at Creative Belli Blog
Christmas or Winter at Fairy Knoll
SHC4 Sparkle and Bling at Studio 313 Hotspot
Challenge #63 Your Choice-I chose #60-Christmas at Crafty Catz Weekly
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
SISC39 Holiday Card at Stamp Insanity
DDCC#93 Winter at Dutch Dare
Challenge #49 Bling It On At Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #75 Just A Little Christmas at Hanna and Friends
It's Christmas at The Crafty Purple Frog
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #53 Christmas at Stampin For The Weekend
Day #295 Ad Inspired (colors, candle) at 365 Cards
Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #11 Anything Christmas at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #9 Punch or Punches at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #34 Inspired By A Song (Candle In The Wind) at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Celebrations at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #18 Christmas at 2 Sisters
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at The Crafty pad
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
TD07 Christmas at Tiffany's Doodles
Challenge #61 Someone Special (my Friend, Dan) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #36 Colors of The Season at Wee Memories
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #45 Anything Christmas
Challenge #30 Christmas at Paper Playtime
Challenge #90 Christmas at Cupcake Inspirations
Something With A Tag or Pocket at Stamp Something
Challenge #14 Photo Inspiration at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Minutes to Midnight at Shelly's Images




Wow! Can you beleive 2010 is almost behind us?! Where did the year go! Before we know it, we'll be celebrating a New Year! I want to take this time to thank all of my followers for stopping by to visit this year, and for all the wonderful comments!

This week, at Shelly's images, we are celebrating the end of 2010 and welcoming in the New Year, with Shelly's "Minutes to Midnight" image. This is the perfect image for those New Year's Cards and is very versatile. You could make a fun and different anniversary card with it as well. Minutes to Midnight is on sale for a special price, today only, in the Shelly's Images store, and while you're at the shop, browse around and see all of the great images Shelly has to offer!

Of course, I had to do a New Year's card for this fabulous image! I used the sketch at The House That Stamps Built, for my card layout. Both papers are from my stash. I love the cream, green, and metallic gold paper. It seemed perfect for a New year's Celebration! My image is colored with Promakers, with sparkle and glitter added to the image with a clearstar gelly roll pen. I've added two piece of metallic gold cardstock behing the image, for extra shine. The celery green ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set and is punched using the word window punch and the modern label punch, also by Stampin Up. I've mounted the sentiment with foam mounting tape for dimension. The skittles (also known as Dew Drops) were hand dyed by me with "Bottle" green alcohol inks.

I made this card for my friend Erica, in Florida. We met online in a game a few years ago and have become close friends.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
What If Wednesday Sketch D1510 at The House That Stamps Built
Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Happy New Year at Delightful Sketches
Challenge #53 Quick and Easy Does It at Fab 'n' Funky
SHC4 Sparkle and Bling at Studio 313 Hotspot
Challenge #50 New Year's Celebrations at Charisma Cardz
AIF061 Anything Goes at AI Factory
SISC39 Holiday Card at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #49 Bling It On At Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #30 Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #47 Time To Party at Totally Paper Crafts
Day #295 Ad Inspired (colors) at 365 Cards
Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Shiny/Foil at The Character Cafe
Challenge #9 Punch or Punches at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #34 Inspired By A Song (Aud Lang Syne)at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at All Sorts
Celebrations at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #61 Someone Special at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
ASC31 Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at The Crafty pad
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #38 New Beginnings at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #17 Cherish Your Online Friends at Mami Doodles
Challenge #14 Photo Inspiration at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Check out Blue Butterfly Stamps!



Wow, Have you seen the New Blue Butterfly Stamps? They are gorgeous! Click HERE to go check them out! You will love them! While you are there, enter for your chance to win these beauties!

Erika Has Blog Candy!

Wow, Look at this Blog Candy Erika is giving away!

Big Big BlogCandy

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Nativity




Today is another new challenge at Ooh La La. Keeping with the theme of Christmas, we are asking you to make and share with us, projects with a Nativity scene, as we remember the true meaning of Christmas.


My card uses digi paper and a gorgeous Nativity image, from the Christmas Presence CD by ooh La LaCreations. You can get this fantastic CD in Ooh La La Creations' shop, here.

I have used gold metallic cord, from my stash, in three strips across my card, to add some elegance and shine. I used my Crop O Dile Big bite to punch a hole into each corner of the image, and used matching gold metallic cord to frame the image. I wanted to keep this card simple, as a focus on this gorgeous nativity scene. My Card fits the sketch at Corrosive.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #28 Clean & Simple at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #133 Christmas Card at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge #44 Merry Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
Thoughtful Thursday 0037 Starts With N (nativity) at other Lovelies
Challenge #27 Christmas at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Mami Doodles
Challenge #110 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #82 Last Minute Christmas at All Sorts
Walking In A Winter Wonderland at Catch The Bug
Challenge #21 Christmas/Winter at Ellephantastic
Challenge #94 Christmas Nativity at Corrosive
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #30 Christmas at Pear Tree Designs
Season's Greetings at Keep It Simple
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
TD07 Christmas at Tiffany's Doodles
Special Month (Family Holiday) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #89 Christmas at Stamp With Fun
Clean & Simple at Totally Stampalicious
TSG85 Use Your Stash at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #11 Winter/Holidays at Iris' Spot
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Karber Weekly Challenge
Challenge #14 Traditional Christmas Colors at Creative Stamp Friends
Christmas With Red & Green at Paper Cupcakes

Let's Get Funky, My Purple Baby!



Wow! We had an awesome number of players in our Anything Goes challenge last week! It was so much fun to hop around and visit everyone's blogs! We really appreciate all the participation!

It is Monday, and that means time for a new challenge! This week, we have a fun sketch for you to play with! Come on over and join us at Craft Your Passion, and show us your doubles! You could win an image of your choice from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps. While you're there, check out the creative inspiration of the rest of the design team. They're all talented ladies and they have some beautiful creations to show you!

For my card, I have chose to use this fun image by Lauretta's Digital Stamps. There is something that I love about this image, though I can't quite put my finger on what it is about it, that intrigues me. I wanted to be outside the box, this time, and go with some funky colors for her hair and lips. She's colored with Promarkers. Isn't she just the most beautiful purple haired lady?! I used some funky purple paper by Paperabilities that I found in a stack on clearance last year at Walmart and hadn't ever used it. It seemed perfect for this funky purple lady! The metallic purple cardstock is also from Walmart. The loops are made of sheer lavender ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is by Stampin Up, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and is punched using oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up! I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add sparkle and glitter to her hair and to the background paper.

I am entering this funky card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #28 Clean & Simple at Tuesday Throwdown
Sparkle & Shine at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #34 Punches or Die Cuts at Artful Inkables
Challenge #13 use Ribbon at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #48 Sparkle & Shine at The Pixie Cottage
PDCC59 Blue & Purple at The Play Date Cafe
SDC#21 Punches & Die Cuts at Stampotique
Week #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
Punches at Paper Pretties
Challenge #76 Lots of Spots at Moving Along With The Times
SISC38 It's All About Me, Me, Me at Stamp Insanity
Fabulous Friday: Use Ribbon at Frosted Designs
FF#58 Texture at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Mami Doodles
G Is For Glitter at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #110 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #16 Anything But A Christmas Card at CES Challenges
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Clean & Simple at Totally Stampalicious
TSG85 Use Your Stash at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Karber Weekly Challenge

Music Speaks What Cannot Be Expressed




Whooo Hoo! It's Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images and you know what that means! Time for a new featured image that is on sale, today only, for a special price! Today's image is Clarinet, from Shelly's Images.You can pick up this fantastic image in store today only for a special sale price! Check out her other fabulous images, too, while you're there!

For my project today, I have used today's featured image, Clarinet, colored with Promarkers. I went on a search and find mission, to get these musical designer papers, specicically to use with this image, and finally found them at Hobby Lobby. The image is punched out using ascalloped circle punch from EK success, and the matted on black. I used a decorative corner punch, to punch corners of the white musical DP. The red and black spotted paper is from my stash. I've used red roses by recollections, and a gray pearled trinket pin by Maya Road. The sentiment is computer generated and then punched using a tag punch by Stampin Up. The ribbon on the tag is from my stash. I added glitter and sparkle to the clarinet image and to the red roses using a clearstar gelly roll pen.

The Tag sentiment says:

Music Speaks What Cannot Be Expressed,
Soothes The Mind and Gives It Rest,
Heals The Heart and Makes It Whole,
Flows From Heaven To The Soul.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #34 Punches or Die Cuts at Artful Inkables
Challenge #28 Clean & Simple at Tuesday Throwdown
Sparkle & Shine at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #13 use Ribbon at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #48 Sparkle & Shine at The Pixie Cottage
SDC#21 Punches & Die Cuts at Stampotique
Week #80 Anything Goes at Passion For Promarkers
Punches at Paper Pretties
Challenge #76 Lots of Spots at Moving Along With The Times
Make It Uber Girlie at Some Odd Girl
SISC38 It's All About Me, Me, Me at Stamp Insanity
Thoughtful Thursday 0037 Starts With N (notes) at other Lovelies
Challenge #28 Heavy Metal (Trinket Pin) at Paper Romance
Fabulous Friday: Use Ribbon at Frosted Designs
FF#58 Texture at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Mami Doodles
Glitter, Glitter, Glitter at The Character Cafe
G Is For Glitter at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #110 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #8 Color Inspiration at Pattie's Creations
Recipe at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #35 Case your Favorite (I used the colors from Jinny) at Wee Memories
Challenge #10 Punch It Out at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #16 Anything But A Christmas Card at CES Challenges
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #2 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Jay Gee's Nook
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #11 Show Us Your Best at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #7 Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Clean & Simple at Totally Stampalicious
TSG85 Use Your Stash at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #45 Use At Least 3 DP at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Karber Weekly Challenge
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Stamps R Us
Challenge #29 Glitter & Pearls at Lexi's Creations
SHC4 Sparkle and Bling at Studio 313 Hotspot
Extra Extra (Red Thread) at Stamping Vacation

Friday, December 10, 2010

All Hung Up For Christmas



Stamping With The Dragon has a new challenge for you, today! The theme is "Make It Spartkle," and we're being sponsored by the Stitchy Bear Stamps store. They have stamps from so many fantastic designers, including those who provided the digi paper Pack and images (FLoppy Latte, Stitchy Stamps and Kelley's Kids) for the DT to work with this week.

The challenge winner this time gets to choose 5 images (total) of thier choice from Kelley's Kids, Floppy Latte and/or Stitchy Stamps. Isn't that a fab prize?!

For My project, I made a Christmas door hanger in non traditional Christmas colors, using the sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges. I used a digi paper pack by Floppy Latte. This paper pack is full of yummy papers! It was hard to choose which parts I wanted to use! So many fantastic choices! This cute image is by Kelley's Kids and is colored with Promarkers. I used papers from my stash and decorated an inchie with a handmade flower, and some sparkly glittered leaves, and added that as en embellishment. More sparkle was added by using a clear star gelly roll pen on the bulbs on the string of lights this little cutie is holding. I used a punch by EK Succes, for the scalloped circle frame. The cute christmas sentiment tag says, "Dear Santa, I can explain..."


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #81 Light Up The Night at All Sorts
Challenge #42 The Flowers are Talking at Oh! Alice
C4C66 Sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #16 Sparkly Christmas at 2 Sisters
Challenge #42 Old Stash New Stash (old papers for inchie, new image) at One Stitch At A Time
Holiday Decor at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #88 Photo Inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations
Children at By The Cute & Girly
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
TD07 Christmas at Tiffany's Doodles
Show Us Your Best at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #6 Christmas Anything But A Card at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #71 Christmas Ornament or Decoration at Incy Wincy
CCH44 All I want For Christmas, Is You at The Crazy Challenge
Red & Green Must Not Be Seen at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #28 Clean & Simple at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #34 Punches or Die Cuts at Artful Inkables
Challenge #8 Anything But A Card at Digistamps4Joy
Christmas But No Red or Green at Simon Says Stamp
YNS#31 Clean & Simple Christmas at Your Next Stamp
Challenge #44 Merry Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #52 Christmas Is For The Children
SDC#21 Punches & Die Cuts at Stampotique
Punches at Paper Pretties
Challenge #26 Non Traditional Holiday Colors
Frost (glitter on leaves) at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #35 Flower Power at Sew Many Cards
Christmas, No Cards at Stamp N Doodle
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #76 Lots of Spots at Moving Along With The Times
Make It Uber Girlie at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #24 Christmas No red or Green at Glitterbabe
Challenge #21 Christmas Decor at Sarah Hurley
G Is For Glitter at Alphabet Challenge
FF#58 Texture at If The Shoe Fits
Week #25 Anything But A Card at Fussy and Fancy
Challenge #27 Christmas at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Mami Doodles
Challenge #110 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #8 Color Inspiration at Pattie's Creations

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stampin Dragon Designs Monthly Challenge at CDAC

Good Morning Bloggers!

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Stamping Dragon Designs now has a monthly challenge at our group over at Crafter's Digital Art Center!

Each month, a DT member will get to choose the theme, and an image will be provided for you to work with, so you can play along! How cool is that?!

You Must use our freebie image given over at CDAC to play along, NO EXCEPTIONS.

This month, our host is the wonderful Tams, and she has chose for us to make a Male card, with the following sketch:



Come on over to our group at CDAC and play along! One winner will receive an image of thier choice!

You have till December 31, 5o play along!

Card Drive Reminder




Just a reminder about our Card drive! Read on, to find out how you can help brighten a day in the lives of some special people.

The Ear Trust is a wonderful organization that supports the use of cochlear implants across Yorkshire and neighboring areas, to enable babies, children and adults with profound hearing loss to begin to hear. Visit their website here, for more information on the Ear Trust, read patient stories and make donations.


Little Carly is three years old, and is just one of the children The Ear Trust has helped. Carly's grandmother, Trisha, has a blog, and you can read about Carly, and how the Ear Trust has helped her, here, at the top of the page. Trisha also has two Ear Trust digi stamps for sale on her blog for $1.50 each. (Read below for info on the creator of these wonderful digi images!) All proceeds from the sale of these special digi images will go The Ear Trust.

As part of the Design Team for Stamping Dragon Designs, I have volunteered to organize a card drive. (See below for address where you can send your cards) I am asking all of you to send cards to these wonderful people that are being assisted by The Ear Trust.

The wonderful Janette, from Stamping Dragon Designs has generously created two adorable digi snail images, below, to help raise money for this awesome cause!





These images can be purchased from Trisha on her blog, here, or you may purchase them from Janette's store, at Stamping Dragon Designs. Again, all proceeds from the sale of these adorable stamps, purchased from either site, will go to The Ear Trust, to help enable people with profound hearing loss, to begin to hear.


We are asking all of you wonderful people out there to please help bright up a day in the lives of these special people, by sending cards.

We'd love it if you'd purchase the special stamps, to create your cards, since proceeds go to the charity. Those of you who purchase the Ear Trust Digi stamp and create a card with it, to send to the Ear Trust, will receive this special image, Jiggy's Presents, created by Stamping Dragon Designs, for free, as our way of saying thank you.





It is not a requirement to use the Ear Trust Digi on your cards, but we would love it, if you did! You may send cards for any occasion, using any images. Please help out by sending a card.

When sending your cards, please include a blank envelope for each card, and send all your cards in one package.

Please mail your cards to:

Teresa Birchall
94, Canal Street
Barnsley, South Yorks,
S71 1lr


A Huge thanks, in advance, to each and every one of you that take the time to send cards!! We really appreciate it!

Join Us For A Virtual Christmas Dinner at Shelly's Images



Have you been joining in with us, in our 12 Days of Christmas event, at Shelly'sImages?! If not, you are missing out! We're having lots of fun, tutorials, and a cookie recipe exchange!

Today, our special event is a Virtual Christmas Dinner! Come on over and join us at Shelly's Images, and tell us what you're bringing to our Virtual Christmas Dinner, and we'd love if you could include the recipe, too! (Santa might just compile them into a downloadable cookbook for us, if we're good!)


Shelly's Images is providing the turkey, in the form of this cute ornament I made: (See below for ornament details and challenge info)




I brought a yummy no bake cheesecake. You can view the pic and get the recipe, at Shelly's Images. Come and join us!

Now, here are the details on my project, which can be used as an ornament or tag, featuring the pilgrim girl image, by Shelly's Images. I colored her with Promarkers, to go more with a Christmas color scheme, this time. The "Frame" is actually the paper "bowl" that the breakfast souffles come in, at Panera. I just couldn't throw it away. I knew I could recycle it and use it for something! That's how this ornament was created. I used my circle punches to punch out the image and the matting, the framed the matting with tiny white pearls. I used my Crop O Dile Bit Bite to punch some decorative holes around the bottom of the "Frame." I took some cute candy cane ribbon from my stash and ran it through a ribbon slider, then threaded each end through the last punched hole on each side, and attached it to the back. I used metallic elastic cord as the ornament hanger. I think it turned out really cute. I'm using this as a decorative tag for a gift bag for someone at work. Then the recipient can hang it on thier tree

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

WWC59 Photo Inspiration Challenge at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #59 Winter at AI Factory
Challenge #105 Starts With R (ribbon, ribbon slider) at Creative Belli Blog
SHC4 Sparkle & Bling at Studio 313
Not Square at For Fun Challenges
Anything Winter at Stamp N Doodle
DDCC#92 Christmas Card, Tag or Ornament at Dutch Dare
Challenge #29 Christmas at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #27 Winter at Paper Romance
Christmas Colors at Stamp Something
Challenge #45 Christmas Punches at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #25 Anything But A Card at Fussy and Fancy
Bling at The Town Scrapper
Challenge #27 Christmas at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #7 Recipe at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #112 Christmas at The Secret Crafter
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #9 Texture at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #42 Old Stash New Stash At One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #40 Around The World at Quirky Crafts
Holiday Decor at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #88 at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #48 It's All In The Wrapping at Pile It On!
Deck The Halls at Keep It Simple
Anything Goes at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #2 Anything Goes at Creative Cowgirls
Challenge #13 Anything But A Card at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #11 Show Us Your Best at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #6 Christmas But Not A Card at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #71 Christmas Decoration or Ornament at Incy Wincy
Week #39 Tis The Season at The Shabby Tea Room
Spotlight on Tags at Craft Cardmakers
TSG84 Bring On The Bling at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #11 Winter/Holidays at Iris' Spot
Challenge #44 All I Want For Christmas Is You at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #11 An Old Fashioned Christmas at Wild Orchid Challenge
Ornament at Paper Cupcakes
Challenge #19 Welcome Winter at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #2 at jay Gee's Nook
Anything Goes at Creative Card Crew
Embellish (ribbon slider) It at Stamping Vcation

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anything And Everything At Craft Your Passion




I'm so excited to tell you about our new challenge at Craft Your Passion! It's time for another, "Anything Goes" challenge! Whoo Hoo! And this time, not only can you win images of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and CocoDingo, but we have a sponsor! We are being sponsored by the wonderful Judy, from Pizazz Aplenty, and she's giving our winner a yummy package of goodies from her store! If you haven't checked out Pizazz Aplenty, you better rush over to their store and check it out! Judy has fast service, and there is still time to place an order for Christmas!

Judy, from Pizazz Aplenty, has been kind enough to send our Design Team some goodies to work with! How cool is that?! Most of our Design Team are using products from Pizazz Aplenty on thier creations this week! Head over to the Craft Your Passion challenge blog and check out the scrumptious creations from the rest of the Design Team!

For my card, I used this fabulous guitar image by CocoDingo. I love this image, because it's perfect for a male card, and I can still add bling! I went with a blue and brown combo for my card. The DP is from my stash. I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add glitter and more sparkle to the image. All bling used on my card, is from Pizazz Aplenty. I've used three 7mm blue rimstones in the top left corner, three 4mm shiny gold gemstones in the bottom right corner, and four 4mm shiny gold gemstones for the corners of the image. The guitar image has several of the beautiful sparkly 3mm clear gemstones along the music staff. I am sooooo loving all this bling from Pizazz Aplenty! My card fits the sketches at Simon Says Stamp and The Pixie Cottage.

This card was so much fun to make, and I really enjoyed playing with all the goodies Judy sent us! Thanks so much Judy!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #12 Anything Goes at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #77 Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Sketch at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #47 Sketch at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #79 Old & New (Old papers, new bling) at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #105 Starts With R (Rimstones-Blue-In upper right corner) at Creative Belli Blog
All That Glitters at Fairy Knoll
SHC4 Sparkle & Bling at Studio 313
Thoughtful Thursday 0037 Starts With N (notes-Music Notes) at Other Lovelies
Bling at The Town Scrapper
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Card Makin Mamas
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #9 Texture at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #42 Old Stash New Stash At One Stitch At A Time
Anything Goes at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #2 Anything Goes at Creative Cowgirls
Anything Goes at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
TSG84 Bring On The Bling at There She Goes Clear Stamps