Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bunny Baby!

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Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a fun weekend whatever you are doing.

My card today uses one of the cute Bunny Baby images from the Alota Rubber Stamps new “Bunny Babies unmounted plate”, aren’t they just the cutest!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow is a busy day here on my blog with lots of new things to see so don’t forget to drop by during the day.

Stamps: Bunny Babies – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Pink Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Got Candy?

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Greetings all! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Another month has just about bitten the dust, which means that there are new stamps going to be released by MFT Stamps shortly. I so love this time of the month!

Today the MFT Stamps Design Team start the beginning of our MFTeasers featuring the “I want Candy” stamp set. This set will be released this coming Wednesday 3rd March.

As you can see I made to things with this stamps set, a card and a box to fill up with candy …. yummmmmmm! Pity I can’t eat them, I am really trying to be good here and lose some weight!

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First up my card …… I stamped one of the sentiments onto an oval shape cut out using the petite ovals nestabilities. The two candies were stamped onto some of the designer paper that I used for the top portion of my card, to make it look like fun candy wrappers. I attached these to the left side of the oval piece using foam tape.

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Here is the inside of my card, this is another of the sentiments included in the set!

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And finally my basket ready to fill with yummy candies … mine has chocolates in it. I decorated the oval piece exactly as I did the card above. I created two bows to decorate the side of the box covering the handle.

Before you go .... don't forget this month's MFT Stamps Guest Designer Challenge. This month the challenge is to incorporate vintage book text or sheet music into your creations. Challenge entries will be due Tuesday, March 2, by 10 pm EST. To be considered, upload to SCS using keyword: MFTGUESTDT0310. The winner will be announced in the release party thread on March 3rd by 8:45 p.m. EST.

Want to see more projects created using this stamp set??? Then don’t forget to visit Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring this set on their blogs today.

Stamps: I Want Candy – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Purple; La Di Da DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; MS Double Loop Border Punch; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Purple Buttons; Oval Nestabilities; Sizzix Take Out Box Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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Totally Textured!

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Hi all!

It’s time for another challenge with my “Crazy” friends over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Robin Willis our challenge hostess for February has another fun challenge in store for us this week.

We had to create a card/project using at least 3 different textures. You can use three different embossing folders or you can mix things up and use various types of textures (i.e. dry embossing, wet embossing, textured papers, etc) They just needs to be 3 distinctly different textures on your creation.

Our sponsor for this week is Totally Stampalicious

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For my card today I used Totally Stampalicious’ “Glam Kitty”. For the texture requirement of the challenge I added the following:

  • It’s hard to tell in the photo, however the designer paper used on the dress has embossing on it.
  • Two stripes across the card are both embossed using cuttlebug embossing folder
  • The brads are furry … actually brown fur so I used my copic airbrush to turn them black
  • Star border punch also gives a textured feel
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon is textured
  • Red Button also is textured

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Glam Kitty – Totally Stampalicious
Paper: White; Black; Red; Shaken Not Stirred DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; MS Star Border Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Red; Button; Black Thread; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Ahoy A Baby Boy!

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Hi everyone,

I have another “Pretties Peek” to share with you all today, in readiness of the Paper Pretties March release. The new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Monday 1st March.

My card today uses the new “Ahoy Matey” stamp set … this is a perfect set to create cards of baby boys! I had such fun playing with this set.

The layout of my card using a sketch from Mojo Monday Sketch challenge (Mojo125), I will definitely be using this sketch again!!

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As you can see I also decorated the inside of my card, copying the layout from the outside. Both the sentiments used on the inside are normally one line, however I cut my stamps up so I could stamp them in two lines … I love being able to do this.

If you want to see more Prettie Peeks today, head on over to Kristy Ketterlin blog as she will be posting something also sometime today.

Stamps: Ahoy Matey – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Blue; Bright Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; CM Circle Cutter; Scallop Scissors; Blue Button; Grosgrain Ribbon; Thread; Curly Label Punch & Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Make The Grade!

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Hi everyone,

How is your day going so far?? Good I am hoping! My card today is for the challenge I do with a group of friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Charlene Merrick our challenge hostess for February has another fabulous challenge for us. This time round it is a Color Challenge, we had to us the colors Ruby Red, Caramel, Black and one neutral (white or ivory), we also had to incorporate dry embossed DP.

For my card I used MFT Stamps “Pure Innocence You Make The Grade” stamp set! I can never get enough of the Pure Innocence range! After coloring the blackboard with my dark grey copic marker, I then sponged on a little bit of white brilliance ink to make it look like chalk dust. I used my plaid cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the caramel background layer which I also sponged over with caramel ink. I also paper pieced the little girls sweater using the same design paper that I used on the circle layers.

CCEE1008-Makegrade2-wm Inside my card I used EK Success’ ABC Border punch to create the punched border. The sentiment is from the “You Make The Grade” stamp set that I used for the front of my card.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: PI Make The Grade – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Caramel; Red; DP
Other: Black Ink; Caramel Ink; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Red Button; Thread; Plaid Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; EK Success ABC Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Apple Of Your Eye!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Christi Thorsen's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week the challenge is hosted by Heather Lee-Reppen. Heather’s challenge is “Embossing”. We had to use any type of embossing heat or dry embossing somewhere on our card.

I used one of the Spellbinders Impressions plates to emboss the olive circle at the side of my card.

The stamps I used for my card this week are “Apple Of My Eye” and “Apple Of My Eye Scripture” which are both the stamp sets that are on special this week … 20% off!

The layout of my card is a recent SFYTT sketch from 13th February.

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Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC92.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge

 

Stamps: Apple Of My Eye; Apple Of My Eye Scripture – Paper Pretties
Paper: Cream; Brown; Olive; Red; DP – October Afternoon
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Spellbinders Impressions Plate; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Riley and Company Challenge!

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Hi everyone,

Every second Tuesday the Riley and Company Design Team get together for a fun challenge. This week Cindy Haffner has given us a fun color challenge, we had to use the colors Red, Brown and Caramel to create our card/project.

I decided to use Riley and Company’s “Sock Monkey & Riley” to create my card. The layout for my card is last week’s Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC61).

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Sock Monkey & Riley – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Caramel; Red; Brown; DP - Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Button; Red Thread; Foam Tape; Copics

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I’m Sorry!

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties March Release! The new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Monday 1st March. Check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs this week for more sneak peeks.

My card today uses one of the three new digi stamps that Paper Pretties will be releasing. This one is called “I’m Sorry Cooper”.  I am not sure what he has done to warrant that face … but I think he has been up to some sort of mischief for sure hehe! I just love him!

One of the fun things about digi stamps is that you can print out the image any size you want depending on what you want to do with it. So big, small or even in between it is entirely up to you, sometimes you want to use an image for a card for whatever reason and you discover the image is either too big or small for what you want to do with it …. arghhhhh. With digi stamps that problem is solved!

I used Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge (TESC100) for the layout of my card.

If you want to see more Prettie Peeks today, head on over to Kristy Ketterlin & Julie Masse blogs as they will both be posting something also.

Stamps: I’m Sorry Cooper Digi Stamps – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Bright Blue; DP
Other: Circle Nestabilities; Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; MS Star Border Punch; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cupcake!

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time over on The Pink Elephant blog, this week the challenge is a sketch challenge …. my favorite type!

Our sponsor for our challenge is “Bugaboo Stamps”, this was a stamp company I hadn’t seen before but they have some really fun stamps and digi stamps so you might want to head on over there and check them out.

The image I choice to create my card is from Bugaboo Stamps “Cupcake Kids” range … these are such adorable images … I used “Chocolate Chip Girl” 

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RobinWillis#14  Here is the sketch we are using for the challenge this week, we would love for you to play along too.

Don’t forget to check out The Pink Elephant blog to see what the rest of the design team have created this week.

Stamps: Chocolate Chip Girl – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Nook&Pantry DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Liquid Appliqué; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; SU Border Punch; Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rebus – Name of Bird Species!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another of my rebus postcards I create each month for a rebus swap I do with a few friends of mine.

In case you have been wondering, this all started years back when I first purchased a rebus stamp set from Stampin’ Up …. after I had the stamps I had to figure out what to do with them and my swap was created with a few like minded stampers. Well of course my rebus collection has grown from that one set of stamps.

The theme of our rebus this month is “Name of a Bird Species”.

If you would like to try 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.

Now for the solutions of last months rebus which was “I” Words:

  • Ideas
  • Indoors
  • Incentive
  • Icelander
  • Identical
  • Income

How did you go???????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Two Wheels Move The Soul!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another challenge with those “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. I always look forward to Saturdays and our challenges. This week our February hostess, Robin Willis has another fun challenge for us …. it’s a sketch challenge ……. yahhhhhhhhh.

It is also time for a new sponsor to take us through to the end of the month, which is Totally Stampalicious.

hawgbloglinkFor my card today I used Totally Stampalicious’ Road Hawg set …. I just love this set! I enjoyed creating with this sketch

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Road Hawg – Totally Stampalicious
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Green; DP – Bo Bunny
Other: Black Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Orange Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Is It A Girl or A Boy!

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Hi everyone,

A very good friend of mine has a daughter who is having a baby this year. My friend will be a Grandma for the very first time … just like me! She pips me at the post by a couple of months!

Anyway I needed to create a card to take to the baby shower they were having for her daughter and this is the card I created to give to her.

The parents decided they wanted a surprise so they don’t know as yet whether they are expecting a baby girl or a boy, so I used neutral colors for my card.

The images used on my card are from Alota Rubber stamps, these include the Crib; Baby Doll Delayna Diane and sentiment on the outside of the card.

The crib has been paper pieced using various different designer papers and card.

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Here is the inside of my card … both punches used on this card are from EK Success.

Recipe:

Stamps: Crib, Baby Doll Delayna Diane; It’s A Girl; It’s A Boy – Alota Rubber Stamps; Sentiment inside card – Penny Black

Paper: White; Cream; DP – Kaisercraft

Other: Black Ink; EK Success Curved Scallop Border Punch; EK Success ABC Border Punch; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Oval Punch; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dip It In Chocolate!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another challenge with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Charlene Merrick our challenge hostess for February has given us another fun challenge.

A Sweet Challenge – make a card/project incorporating some kind of sweet treat into it. Your sweet treat can be stamped, baked, altered … let your imagination soar! All chocolates must be sent to Charlene … hehe!

I used last week’s sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers (SC267). The chocolates on the front of my card are from MFT Stamps “Love at First Sight” set.

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Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs: Tosh , Charlene, Cindy, Joanne and Shirley.

Stamps: Love At First Sight; Clearly Sentimental About Chocolate – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; MS Drippy Goo Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Game On!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Christi Thorsen's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week the challenge is hosted by Jane Matsumoto. Jane challenged us all to looking into our favorites over in the Paper Pretties gallery and CASE a card that you liked. We had to change at least 2 of the things on the card …. color combination, embellishments, image etc.

I decided to CASE one of Christi Thorsen's that I found in the gallery and I liked …. you can see the card here. I changed the image, the colors used, omitted the ribbon and also changed the shape of the main image panel.

I used Paper Pretties Game On set to create my card, using just the hand controller.

Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC91.

This week’s special: 20% off – Game On & Crafty Emergency

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

Stamps: Game On – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Green; Generation Tech DP – DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Red Bling; Foam Tape; Copics

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What’s Crackin’? … It’s A WTG Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another MFT "Who's That Girl Hop!" to celebrate the release of the MFT VIP Kit.

The hop started at Kim's (MFT Lady) blog so if you didn’t start from there you may want to head over there now so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and believe me there is lots to see!

Today only VIP customers have the opportunity of purchasing the WTG set "Who’s That Birthday Girl" TWO WEEKS EARLY!!!!!!!!!! There will only be 50 VIP collections available and then the set will be unavailable until the full release on March 3rd at 10:00 PM EST.

Here is what is in this months VIP Kit:

    Who’s That VIP Birthday Girl? $32.75
    Who’s That Birthday Girl
    FREE Invitation Only MINI set ($9 value)
    Birthday Button Mix
    Birthday Baby Braddies Mix
    Birthday Ribbons
    Sparkly Fluff in Cotton Candy (pink)

    Ok so I am sure you have all noticed that the card I have posted for today’s hop doesn’t resemble WTG … well there is a reason for that LOL! Also being released today is this brand new set called “What’s Crackin’?” … which is perfect for Easter!

    I just adore that cute little rabbit who is trying to pretend he is an Easter Chick and is hiding in a chocolate Easter egg. This fun set contains 5 image stamps and 4 sentiments.

    MFT-Whats-Crackin2-wm As you can see I also decorated the inside of my card, copying the layout I used on the outside. The “You’re Eggstra Special” sentiment is another of the stamps which is included in the “What’s Crackin’?” stamp set.

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    Here is a close up of the bunny in the egg image, as you can see I stamped the image twice, cutting out the second image and layering it over the top of the one in the oval using foam tape.

    Well now it is time to leave my blog and head on over to the amazing Bonnie Ratzloff's blog, who is our Guest Designer for March. I know she has something Eggstra Special to share with you today.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

    Stamps: What’s Crackin’? – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP – Making Memories
    Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; MS Bunny Scene Border Punch; MS Drippy Goo Border Punch; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copic Air Brush; Copics

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    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Distress It!

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    Hi all,

    It’s challenge time again over on the Alota Rubber Stamps blog, this week our challenge hostess is Cheryl Walker. Our challenge this time round is ……. “Distress It”

    I love the Alota “bug” stamps so I decided to use one of the newer “bug” stamps called Jen and Trav In Love Bugs …. aren’t they so cute! I used my distress tool to distress all the layers of my card.

    Alota Rubber Stamps are not required, but we would love to see them if you have them!

    You have until the 28th February (11.59 pm US Pacific time) to complete this challenge, you can enter as many entries as you wish for a better chance of winning!!! You have a chance of winning some wonderful stamps if you card/project is selected randomly from all the entries received.

    Stamps: Jen and Trav In Love Bugs – Alota Rubber Stamps

    Paper: White; Brown; Yellow; Orange; DP – Bo Bunny

    Other: Black Ink; Distressing Tool; Brown Candy Dots; Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Darby & Bumbles!

    TPE-CC-Ribbon-wm Hi All,

    Monday’s mean challenge time over on The Pink Elephant blog and this week is no exception. Our challenge for this week is a recipe challenge and the ingredients we have to include on our card is ribbon! Easy enough right!

    Our sponsor this week is CC Designs. I used one of their digi stamps to create my card today called “Sweet November Sprites Darby & Bumbles”, isn’t sweet!

    Don’t forget to check out The Pink Elephant blog to see what the rest of the design team have created this week.

    Stamps: Sweet November Sprites Darby & Bumbles – CC Designs
    Paper: White; Pink; Blue; DP
    Other: Curved Rectangles Nestabilities; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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