Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another Paper Pretties card to share with you.

My card today uses Paper Pretties ‘Home Sweet Home” set …. I also used this week’s Paper Pretties sketch challenge PWC58 for the layout of my card. This looks better in real life than it may do here, sometimes it is so hard to get the colors perfect when you are taking photos!

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How to Enter: make your card using the provided sketch and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC58.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, July 1st.

Prize: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique. The winner will be randomly selected from among the qualifying entrants and announced after the contest has ended.

Looking forward to seeing your takes on the challenge!

Recipe:

Stamps: Home Sweet Home – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Gable Green & Elegant Eggplant - SU, DP - Unknown

Other: Black Ink; Long Rectangles Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Purple Brads; Sizzix Texture Plates Foam Tape; Copics

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Bark Worthy Bites!

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I am back today with a couple of MFTeasers to share with you. The items shown here use the new “Puppy Chow” Label set which will be released by MFT Stamps on Wednesday 1st July.

This set is part of the Perfect Packaging range of stamps and supplies which are all available over on the MFT Stamps site here. Of course as this set hasn’t been released as yet it won’t show up on the site until after the release party but you will be able to see all the other Perfect Packaging products available right now.

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I decided to do something different with this set and create a doggy treat for my best mate and also a card. Seeing the treats I was giving him are bone shaped I decided to create bone shaped cards and packaging for my treats.

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Here is the card I created to match the treat packaging … the front is the same as the packaging. The red buttons used on both projects are from the Scoop o’Buttons – Summer Collection from MFT Stamps.

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Here is the inside … I combined the sentiment “tail waggin’” with parts of sentiments from other MFT sets to create the sentiment that I used here “Have a Tail Waggin’ Day!”

Recipe:

Stamps: Puppy Chow Label – MFT Stamps

Paper: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red & Creamy Caramel – SU

Other: Black Ink; Chocolate Chip & Riding Hood Red SU Ink; Long Rectangle Nestabilities; Red Buttons; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Walk on the Wild Side!

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Hi again!

I am back again today, this time with my card for this week’s Pink Elephant challenge. This week the challenge was to use our favorite colors and the design team were also using stamps from DRS Designs.

The stamps I used are “Jimbo and the Gang” and “Walk on the Wild side” you can find both of these stamps here. I just fell in love with this cute image.

Ok so about my favorite colors which I had to use for my card. Well when it comes to card making I have a ton of favorite colors I like to use. And this can vary depending on my mood and what stamps I want to use etc. One of my favorite combos is brown with another color … I especially love pink and/or blue with brown although just about any color works great with it. Another I love is mustard and brown which is what I ended up going with for my card. What will your favorite colors be??

Recipe:

Stamps: Jimbo & the Gang; Walk on the Wild side – DRS Designs

Paper: White; Chocolate Chip & More Mustard – SU; DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Puttin’ On The Glitz!

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

My card today features the new “Puttin’ On The Glitz” stamp set that will be released by MFT Stamps this Wednesday 1st July. I gotta say I am really loving this stamp set!!!!!!!

Of course Monday’s means that it is challenge time with my CCEE Stamper friends. This week Charlene challenged us all with a supply challenge, she sent us out the following:

  • Pink Designer Paper
  • Two Chocolate Brads
  • One pink gemstone brad
  • Two ribbons: One pink & one chocolate
  • One chocolate oval all punch & two white oval punchies (although I only got one *wink*)
  • One pink pirouette curly label punchie

Charlene’s instructions were that we:

  • must use all or a portion of the designer paper ( I used it at the top portion of my card)
  • must use either the pink gemstone brad or chocolate brads or both if we liked. ( I used the chocolate on the top corners of my card
  • must use a portion or all of one of the ribbons or both if we liked ( I used the chocolate ribbon)
  • must use either the oval all punch & oval punch shapes together or the curly label punch or both if we liked (this is the part I almost got buzzed on cause the brown layer wasn’t working for my card as I had use pink for the other layers and was almost willing to be buzzed … Charlene would do it believe me *wink* but then I found my label punch and used that to layer under the brown oval and I was happier … so no buzzing here hehe!

I used the Mojo91 sketch challenge for the layout of my card. I also paper pieced the girls dress & hat.

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Here is the inside of my card. The sentiment is also included in the new MFT Stamps “Puttin’ on the Glitz” set. Isn’t that a fun sentiment! I also used my new EK Success wavy dot punch to create the dotted border on my card.

Recipe:

Stamps: Puttin’ On The Glitz – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Pink Pirouette & Chocolate Chip – SU; Pink DP (Rose Colored Glasses Collection – Light Wallpaper – GCD Studios; Brown DP’s (Just Married Collection) – Pebbles Inc

Other: Black Ink; Brown Brads; Brown Ribbon; Oval Punches; Label Punch; Long Rectangle Nestabilities; Wavy Dot Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cutting A Rose!

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. My card today uses one of the new Alota Bug images over on Alota Rubber Stamps. This is “Cutting Rose Bugs

I used the scallop edge frame from Spellbinders to frame the image before attaching it to my card.

Recipe:

Stamps: Cutting Rose Bugs – Alota Rubber Stamps;

Paper: White; Rose Red, Cameo Coral & Raspberry Tart DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Scallop Edge Frame; Glitter Glue;  Foam Tape; Copics

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Catch Some Rays!

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Today is the start of the MFTeasers …. MFT Stamps will have 4 new stamps to release after the release party this Wednesday 1st July 8pm EST over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

My project today uses the new "who’s that girl” set for this month which is called “Catch Some Rays”. A few week’s back one of the My Favorite Challenges which are held each Thursday over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum for SCS was to create an Easel Box which was designed by Jody Morrow. At the time I didn’t get a change to play along but as I really wanted to try one of these boxes I decided to create one using this stamp set. If you would like to try one of these boxes you can find the template over on the MFT Stamps web site here.

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Here is another view of my box so you can see how it is an Easel shape. I paper pieced the girl bikini using the same designer paper that I used to create the box. This is also my entry for this week’s My Favorite Challenge over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS which was to use paper piercing on your card.

Would you like the chance to win this month’s entire new release. Head on over to the MFT Member forum to find out details on the new MFT “One-Click Contest”, some lucky person will be a winner!

Recipe:

Stamps: Catch Some Rays – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; So Saffron & Pink Passion – SU; DP – Unknown

Other: Black Ink; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Long Rectangle Nestabilities; Foam Tape; Copic Air Brush System; Copics

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Monkey Happy Birthday!

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Happy Saturday everyone.

It’s OCC challenge time over on the Our Creative Corner Blog. This week have another sketch to play with …. you can never have too many sketches right!!!

My card today uses the Changito Monkeys from Stampendous I love these little guys, I have been wanting to use this stamp for a while now and finally got around to doing so.

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Here is this week’s sketch, hope you enjoy playing with it too.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the OCC Designers cards over on the OCC Blog.

Recipe:

Stamps: Happy Birthday Changito – Stampendous

Paper: White; Chocolate Chip & DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Wild Thing!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Friday again TGIF … yahhhhhhhhhh! Of course that means it is time for another Hanna Stamps challenge over on the Hanna Stamps member Forums of SCS. This week it is my turn to host the challenge!

Of course everyone knows how much I love sketch challenges so of course that is what my challenge is this week a sketch one. I used Hanna Stamps “Route 66” to create my card this week.

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Here is my sketch … if you want to play along don’t forget to upload it to the SCS gallery using the keyword HSC75. Did you know that each month at the Hanna Stamps Release party one person is drawn to win a prize who has participated in any of our Friday challenges throughout the month.

Recipe:

Stamps: Route 66 – Hanna Stamps

Paper: White; Pink Pirouette & Bravo Burgundy – SU; DP – DCWV

Other: Black Ink; Zigzag Border Punch; Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Keytag Punch; Copics

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

I (Heart) Owls!

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Hi everyone

It is time for another MFT Stamps sketch challenge over on the MFT Stamps member forum of SCS. This week it is Cindy Haffner’s turn to supply the sketch. Btw the sketch challenge now has a new home in the forum if you are looking for it … from now on it will be included in the “My Favorite Challenge” thread in post #3 each week.

As you can see I used my favorite MFT Owl set again (Owls & Bluebells), this set was still lying on my desk after I created the gift card holder that I showed earlier in the week, so I thought why put it away hehe! MFTSC87

Here is Cindy’s sketch. Cindy and I would love you to play along. Don't forget to upload your card to the MFTSC87 gallery on SCS to be in the running to win a $5 gift certificate.

Stamps are available from MFT Stamps.

Recipe:

Stamps: Owls & Bluebells – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red & Candy Lane DP – SU;

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Labels 3 Nestabilities; Red Candy Dots; Valentine Heart Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Woof, Woof!!

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Hi all!

It is time for another Pretties Wednesday challenge that I play every Wednesday with my fellow Prettie Girls. 2 weeks ago Julie Masse challenge the Prettie girls to use Emma’s challenge which was to create a card that had an animal on it.

I decided to use the dog from Paper Pretties “Rainy Day Friends” set to create my card today.

Don't forget to check out the other Design Teams blogs to see there creations this week.

Recipe:

Stamps; Rainy Day Friends – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Black; Riding Hood Red – SU; DP – SEI

Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; Scallop Circle Punches; Bone Brad; Foam Tape; Copics

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Rubadubdub!

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It is release day over on Elzybells Art Stamps, so I have couple more sneak peeks to share with you today. Both my projects today use the new “Rubadubdub” set.

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My card I created using this fun set uses the SFYTT sketch from 13th June. I also used the new bubbles stamp to create the background on the three panels. If you look at both my projects you will notice that the girl on my card is holding a glass of wine whereas your my box doesn’t this is an option that this set gives you.

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Don’t forget that the rest of the Elzybells design team will also have some sneak peeks to share with you today so check them out too … you can find the list of names on my side bar.

Recipe:

Stamps: Rubadubdub & Bubbles – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Baja Breeze – SU

Other: Black Ink; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Shaker Box Sizzix Die; Copics

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wanna Stay In Tonight??

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Hi everyone!

It is Tuesday which means it is time for another Paper Pretties card from me. My card this week uses the Flirty Fortunes set.

This card covers two different challenges, first up it uses the Mojo90 sketch challenge from a few weeks ago.

The other challenge I used is this week’s Paper Pretties challenge PWC57 which is a Stitch in time. You have to incorporate stitching or some kind of sewing into your project. Faux stitching counts too! It has been a while since I have used my sewing machine so I dusted that off and sewed around the edge of the base card and also the green diamond layer underneath the image panel.

How to Enter the challenge: make a project incorporating stitching or some kind of sewing (faux stitching too) and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC57.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, June 24th.
Prize: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

Recipe:

Stamps: Flirty Fortunes – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Old Olive, Tangerine Tango & Haiku DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Brads; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Simply Devine!

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Hi everyone,

It is day 2 for the sneak peeks of the new stamps to be released by Elzybells Art Stamps this coming Wednesday 24th June.

My card today is actually a 4 x 4 note card using the “Pamper Yourself” set. The sentiment is from another new set to be released tomorrow called “Rubadubdub” set.

The border along the bottom of the card was creating using the EK Success Wavy Dot Border Punch.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Elzybells Design Team's blogs to see some more sneak peeks ... you can find the links to their blogs on my side bar. I will be back tomorrow with another Elzybells card for you.

Recipe:

Stamps: Pamper Yourself & Rubadubdub – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Pink Pirouette – SU

Other: Black Ink; Wavy Dot Border Punch; Copics

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Pamper Yourself!

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Elzybells Art Stamps have a new release this coming Wednesday 24th June, so for the next few days I will be sharing with you some cards I have made using some of the stamps that will be available.

My first card I am sharing using the new “Pamper Yourself Dinkie” Set. It is probably hard to see by the photo but the pink card base has been stamped using the row of cosmetics stamp that is included in this set.

elzy-pamper-in-wmHere is the inside of my card. The sentiment used here is from a set called “Best Things” which is a collection of long sentiments … a very useful set indeed!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Elzybells Design Team's blogs to see some more sneak peeks ... you can find the links to their blogs on my side bar. I will be back tomorrow with another Elzybells card for you.

Recipe:

Stamps: Pamper Yourself & Best Things Sets – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Regal Rose & Pretty In Pink – SU

Other: Black Ink; Pretty In Pink SU Ink; Valentine Heart Border Punch; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Oval Nestabilities; Oval Punch; Label Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Hi There!

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Hi There!

It is time for another challenge over on the Pink Elephant! This week the challenge is a sketch challenge.

This week’s sponsor is Unity Stamps Company, the stamp set I used it called Eco Chic which you can find here. The sentiment is from another Unity Stamp set … not sure what the name of that set is.

I used the inverted scallop circle nestabilities for my bottom layer of my circle.

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Here is the sketch …. head over to the Pink Elephant if you want to play along.

Recipe:

Stamps: Eco Chic & Sentiment – Unity Stamp Company

Paper: White; So Saffron, Chocolate Chip & DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Have a Bee-autiful Day!

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Happy Monday everyone and hope you are all having a “Bee-autiful Day”

Of course it is time for another challenge with my CCEE Stamper friends. This week Charlene gave us an Inspiration challenge, which I don’t often do. We were instructed to go to Anna Wight’s photo gallery blog and select a photo to use for inspiration for our cards.

As you might be able to tell if you clicked on the link above I selected the photo of the sunflower for my card. I had such fun last week doing my Tri Shutter card for last week’s challenge that I decided to do another one this week … but this time I used Bonnie’s other tutorial which shows how to create the card so that you have a full card at the front rather than half card … you can see her other tutorial here.

I used Alota Rubber Stamps “Sunflowers for Grace” to create my card … this is one of Alota’s newest bug stamps.

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Here is how my card looks closed. As you can see I added paper piercing to both right hand corners of my card and a bow to the bottom of the sunflower.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the CCEE Stampers creations this week. You will also find details on how you can play in this challenge.

Recipe:

Stamps: Sunflowers for Grace – Alota Rubber Stamps; Bee-autiful Day – Amazing Creations; Buzzing By – Azadi

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip & Windsor Knot DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Bee Buttons; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Copics

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rebus - “F” Words

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Hi everyone.
It's time for another rebus, I know there are a few of you out there that enjoy trying to solve these. I love seeing your comments with your solutions each month.


This time round the theme of this rebus is "F" words ... which of course means that every rebus here will start with the letter "F". See how you go solving them.


If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


Here is the solutions for the last rebus I posted a couple of weeks ago, which was “Breakfast Foods”

  • Bacon & Eggs
  • Crumpets
  • Rice Bubbles (I think this one tricked some of you hehe)
  • Coffee
  • Pancakes
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cornflakes

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

You’re #1

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Happy Saturday everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend.

My card today is for two challenges ... first up it is for this week's Hanna Stamps Friday challenge over on the Hanna Stamps member forums of SCS. This week Sandra MacLean is hosting the challenge and her challenge is a 4th of July Tribute to create a card with a star(s) and stripes on it.

The Our Creative Corner challenge this week was also "All About Stars" so of course I combined my card for both challenges.

I used Soccer Riley that was released by Hanna Stamps earlier in the month, to create a Hinge card. The stars of course is the star designer paper that I used for the bottom of my card and of course the star that I stamped my sentiment onto. The stripes are the distressed stripes I added to the red portion of my card using the Distress stripes cuttlebug embossing folder.

I used a soccer ball brad as the hinge so that the top portion of my card could be opened.

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Here is my card when I open up the top portion.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the OCC Designers cards over on the OCC Blog.

Recipe:

Stamps: Soccer Riley – Hanna Stamps; You’re #1 – SU; Geared Up – Darcies

Paper: White; Real Red & Pacific Point – SU; DP – DCWV

Other: Black Ink; Soccer Brad; Star Punch; Eyelet Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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