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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Still addINKtive Design Team

Happy Thrusday Peeps

I have some exciting news to share with you today.
I hae been asked to be a Guest Designer for the next three months on a brand new challenge blog. 
Still addINKtive is the creation of Bronwyn Eastley and Kathy Tanner, these ladies are fellow SU demos from down under Australia, and I am beyond excited to be ask to be a part of the first guest designers.

This challenge blog will have sketch and color challenge combo as well as challenges that feature Stampin Up stamp sets.
You can check out the blog to read more about the Design Team and see how the challenge weeks run.

Here is how the first month looks:

Week 1 - Sketch and Color
Week 2 - Spot that Stamp Set
Week 3 - Sketch and Color
Week 4 - Spot that Stamp Set
Week 5 - Sketch or 

So pop on over to the BLOG and join the Followers list and while you there why not grab the Challenge Badge and display it on your blog. 
The first challenge will start on January 2nd so be sure and stop by then!

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Seize the Birthday

Hello Peeps!!
I know I said in my last post that I was taking  bit of a break, and I am, but I just had to jump back  in here to let you know of  fun new challenge blog.
My sweet friend Lesley Crogran, the creator of The Merry Monday Challenges, The Paper Players Challenges, The Dynamic Duos Challenges and The Freshly Made Sketches has started a new challenge blog.

 This one is called "Seize the Birthday" 
and the idea is to get all those must needed Birthday cards made.
To kick things off she is having a linky party and she has invited all to spread the word, post a birthday card, new or old and link to blog.
I didn't have time to create a new card so I am posting a couple of my faves from the last couple of months.

The new challenges will start in January on the 10th. So spread the word, I know I plan on playing along as much as I can since I am always needing birthday cards. 
Have a great day and 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Paper Players....Merry Christmas

Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card made using the challenge this week on The Paper Players Blog.

I fell in LOVE with this adorable digi image which is a freebie from Birdie Brown
I printed out and colored with my copic markers. Here is a little close-up of the adorable image:

So cute huh?
I cut around the top part of the image and mounted some  DSP behind it. The paper comes from the Stampin Up Snow Festival pack. It is covered with snowflakes and makes it look like they are outside and fits the snowflake theme for the challenge. I then matted this with some Baja Breeze card stock.

The base of the card is white and the sentiment is from the "Greetings of the Season" set. I stamped with black stazon directly onto the base, using my stamp a ma jig to line it up.
A CAS,  and easily mailable card.

Thanks for stopping by today, I will be taking a bit of break til after Christmas, so much to do and my crafting time will be limited, I may pop in and I may not, so if not 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sweet Sunday.....Merry Christmas

Happy Sunday Peeps!!!
 Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:

Love this sketch and I love how the main image panel kinda looks like a file folder. Cute huh?
I absolutely could not let the Holidays pass without using this sweet image from the Stampin Up "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set one more time.
She is so sweet and vintage looking, 
I did dress her up a bit with some fun DSP from the "Be of Good Cheer" pack.

The base of my card is Gumball Green card stock and the DSP is matted with cream card stock. 
The image is stamped with black stazon onto the cream and colored with my water brush and ink pads.
I added a few basic pearls on the tree and the girls coat. I finished it off with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon cos, cos well I had too....LOL!!

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team has made with this sweet sketch:

and this week's Sweet guest stamper

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dynamic Duos....Merry

Happy Saturday Peeps!!
Time for a new Dynamic Duos Color Challenge.

This is our final challenge for 2012 as we are taking a short break to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. We will be back on January 5th!

Love the colors this week, perfect for those last minute Christmas cards.
I wasn't able to work in the dessert option, I tried but couldn't make it work with my CAS card.
I used the pretty Stampin Up set called Evergreen, I stamped the base tree onto some very vanilla card stock with black stazon ink. I then added the next layer, stamping with versamark and embossing with gold embossing powder. 

The "merry' is a PTI die cut made with some metallic gold paper found at a local store. The star comes from the Holiday Collection Framelit Dies. 

The base of the card is Very Vanilla and then the next layer is basic black.
Love how this card came out and it remains fairly flat for easy mailing.
Be sure and hop over to the Dynamic Duos Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with these great colors.
Thanks for stopping by and 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another Paper Players.......Winter Wonderland

Happy Tuesday peeps!!

I am back with another card made with  this week's color challenge on The Paper Players Blog

I made this card at the same time I made the one I posted yesterday, I was playing with my PTI, In the Meadow dies and stamps, LOVE THEM!!
 The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler and then I followed that up with some crumb cake and the DSP is from the Snow Festival pack. 
This time I added some "coal" buttons and scarf to my little snowman. He is so cute!!
I die cut the sledder with pool party card stock and stamped my snow flakes with pool party ink. I sponged more pool party ink onto the snow hill and the snowman. before adding some stickles glitter to them.I also sponged and glittered the top of the sentiment panel.

Another great card for mailing! thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Paper Players.....In the Meadow

Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card made using the challenge this week on the Paper Players Blog, this week it is a color challenge.

I am playing with my PTI dies and stamp set called "In the Meadow".
I just love this set of dies and matching stamp set.
The only stamping is the sentiment, which is stamped with black stazon onto the hand cut snow hills.
Well.the snowflakes are stamped too, it comes from the Stampin' Up Stylin Snowfolk.
I stamped with pool party onto the pool party card stock.

The snowman and the tree and the cardinals are all die cut. Love the simplicity of this card and how flat it is for mailing.
I added some stickles to the hills and the snowman and on the snowflakes. I also added some white dots with my gel pen. I experimented with a few other accessories but in the end decided it looked best just keeping it simple.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dynamic Duos......Warm Winter Wishes Tags

Happy Saturday Peeps!!!
Time for a new Dynamic Duos Color Challenge.

I thought about these colors for a long time, contemplating which way to go, the pretty in pink and rose red would make pretty flowers of course, but in the end, I decided to go with Christmas again. I made up some little tags using whisper white and the pretty in pink and rose red.

I cut the tags using my petite scallop nestiabilities die, I folded a piece in half and put the fold line just above the top of the die.

I die cut a circle for the next layer with some rose red card stock and the two snowflakes are whisper white and pretty in pink card stock cut with a cuttlebug snowflake die. 
The sentiment comes from the Winter Memories stamp set and I added a crystal button with some white bakers twine.
I added some silver cord at the top for attaching to a present or to hang from the tree.

Be sure and hop over to the Dynamic Duos Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with these great colors.
Thanks for stopping by and 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Paper Players....Snowman

Happy Hump Day peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card i made using the challenge this week on the The Paper Players.

The challenge this week is simple: Snowmen, gotta love that!

This little snowman is a fun little digi stamp, I have had so long I am not even sure where I got it...LOL!
He is a cutie tho and I colored him with my copic markers.

I keep it pretty CAS so the little snowman could be the star and no sentiment either, that is hard for me to not have one on the front but I just couldn't get one to work, so it will have to do!

So much to do and so little time so I am scurrying off, talk soon!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Merry Monday....Merry Christmas

Happy Monday peeps!!!

I am thrilled to announce that Lesley from Always Playing with Paper has asked me to join the Merry Monday design team for 2013.

If you not familiar with this challenge, the idea is to make a Christmas card each week,so you will have them all done come Christmas. It will definitely be a challenge for me to make Christmas type cards in the summer, I a such a seasonal stamper,  but I am up for it!

So onto this challenge:

Although our weekly challenges are finished for 2012, we have decided to have a 2 week "Any Past Sketch" Challenge here at Merry Monday! You are welcome to use any of the past Merry Monday Sketches.

I am using sketch number #25
I love a tent topper card and i had not made one it ages so this was a good opportunity.
i went with a non-traditional color pallet for my
Christmas card, i used a fave retired Stampin Up color, Concord Crush along with some Wisteria Wonder and Silver Glimmer paper.
I used the Snow Flurries die for my big ol' layered snowflake.

I used the Petite Pairs stamp set for the little "Merry Christmas" and added a large pearl to the center.
The DSP is from a retired pack, whose name eludes me at this moment, and I used some satin whisper white ribbon across the bottom.
Be sure and head over to Lesley's Blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers did with this challenge.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sweet Sunday.....Jolly Christmas

Happy Sunday Peeps

I am loving this sketch and it was designed by our very own Karen Motz. I loved it so much I had to make two cards with it!

I started out playing with my new set, Stampin Up's "No Peeking", I LOVE this cute little penguin, I did change the card size, making mine card a 4-1/4 inch square.
I colored the sentiment with markers and stamped onto some whisper white card stock, the penguin is also colored with my markers and stamped onto some whisper white card stock. I then cut out the sentiment circle and scallop mat with my nesties and then fussy ut out the penguin with my paper snips.

The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler card stock and then a layer of white. The pretty DSP I used is from the Snow Festival paper pack. I embossed another piece of white card stock with the square lattice EF and then added another piece of the DSP and cut the end .

The sentiment piece and the penguin are both added to the base with some dimensionals. 
I finished it my card off with some silver pearls, well a lot really but I do love them!!!.

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team has made with this sweet sketch:

and this week's Sweet guest stamper

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dynamic Duos....Merry Christmas

Happy Saturday peeps!!

Time for a new  Dynamic Duos Challenge.

Pretty colors right? I was determined to make another Christmas card with these colors and I wanted to use my new Stampin Up set called "Watercolor Winter". I love to watercolor so you know this set was on the top of my must get list.
The set is actually a two step stamping set, there is a separate stamp  for the outline and another to "fill in". I just stamped the outline and colored it myself. I swear I used real red for my poinsettias, but because I used my aqua brush/water brush it looks like a really pale red. I keep going back in with more ink trying to darken the flower, but it never really attained pure "redness"......but hey I did use real red and there is poinsettias this color so I figure it is all good! :) And I do like the softness of the card the certainly celery looks nice with the cream card stock and the water colored flowers. 

I "framed" my flowers by die cutting a couple of strips of celery card stock with one of the finishing touches edgelit. I then put the pieces through my crimper and cut small slits all along the straight edge of the strips which allowed me to curve them and glue around the circle.
The sentiment is from the "Greetings of the Seasons" stamp set. 
I finished my card off with some basic pearls, some in the center of the flowers and in the corners.
I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week and 
Be sure and hop over to the Dynamic Duos Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with these great colors.
Thanks for stopping by and