Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Just a quick post today to wish you all a Happy Halloween, if you celebrate it! Our little trick or treaters will be around this evening. We had a trick played on us yesterday. As we were driving home someone egged our car. At first we thought a tree branch had fallen out of a tree along the road because it sounded like it hit the top of our van. When we got home we could clearly see the yolk all over the side of the van. What a mess!

Here's a little card I made a couple weeks ago at a Stampin' Up! Workshop that I haven't shared yet. I did buy the owl punch but it was the only thing I bought that day that I was happy with. I wasn't happy with the paper that I bought and I bought snail adhesive refill only to find that they've changed the design of the container so I can't use it anyway. Not a happy camper with Stampin' Up! right now. But I do like the card we made.

Wishing you a very Happy Halloween! See you really soon with new design team projects! Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Round and Round

It's time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges! This week the challenge is to use circles in your project. I made a Christmas Tissue cover. And I think it turned out awesome!

I used designer paper with circles on it and cut my image from Circle Nestabilities. Isn't the image of the Peekin Elf adorable? Here's some additional pictures of the tissue holder.
Santa's Little Helper sentiment is from Digital Delights Christmas Sentiment Set. It's got lots of very cute and very usable sentiments. Here's the details on my project:

Digital Delights Stamps: Peekin Elf Candle, Christmas Sentiment Set
Card Stock and Paper: Red and Green card stock, Paper Studio Christmas dots paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery
Embellishments: With Love Flower Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Nestabilities: Standard Circle Large and Inverted Scalloped
Coloring Medium:  Bic Mark It
Special Techniques: Template from Splitcoast Stampers Resources:

You can find the tutorial for the tissue cover at Splitcoast Stampers. This would be such a cute project for any time of the year! So think round and design a project for the Delightful Challenges blog
Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful day! And stop back soon!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Child is Born

Good evening friends! Tonight Digital Delights by Louby Loo is releasing a new digital set called A Child is Born Nativity Set. The stamps in the set are so adorable as you can see on my project below:

This looks like a card but it is actually a keepsake or gift box. Here's some more pictures so you can see the entire project.

I am sure that I will find a gift to add to this box for a Christmas present. And I am equally as sure that the recipient will be thrilled to receive it. I used a tutorial from Maria Bell.


Digital Delights Stamps: A Child is Born Nativity Set
Card stock and Paper: Stampin’ Up! Lap of Luxury double sided card stock, light purple and bright yellow card stock
Embellishments: Self-adhesive rhinestones, Spellbinder Feur de Lis Pendant, Scor Tape
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark It, Copic (YR00, E00, R20), light gray colored pencil

Check out the new Nativity Set at Digital Delights. The blog has lots of ideas from our talented design team!

While you are at Digital Delights please check out the 50% off sale on all Halloween digital stamps. All the stamps are so cute! Just right for all those last minute Halloween projects!
See the Halloween badge in the left column!

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I will be back with a design team take on the new challenge at Delightful Challenges. I am really excited about this project so I hope you'll come back to check it out. Have a great Wednesday!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

Today at the Cuttlebug Spot we have a new challenge! The challenge to make anything for fall! I made an easel card for the challenge.

This is the front view and here is the side view.

And here's the details:
Stamps: Digital stamp: Mr. Straw Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Card Stock: Kraft and orange card stock
Background Paper: Paper Studio: Pumpkins
Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirls
Embellishments: Striped ribbon from Michael's, 5mm pearls
Punches: Martha Stewart French Scroll

Play along with us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. Let's see your fall projects.I saw some awesome projects last week at your blogs so I am hoping to see more this week. Thanks for visiting. I hope your week is off to an outstanding start.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's All in the Sentiment!

If you are looking for my Cuttlebug Spot post please go here!

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week is to make the sentiment the central image of your card. The card I made is for my mother-in-laws birthday this week.
I used the sketch from Card Patterns challenge. It's a really simple design but I really love it!
Here's the details:
Card stock: medium and light purple and green
Spellbinders: Standard Circle Nestabilities
Fan fold flower: Paper Studio designer paper; Martha Stewart French Scroll punch
Background stamp: leaves from Flourishes Strawberry set
Sentiment: Gina K Inside and Out
Embellishments:  Ribbon from Michael's, embellishment on top of fan fold flower is from a friend

I love the fan fold flowers. They make the card really stand out. Hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by. I've got more exciting things coming up so please stop back! Have a wonderful week.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Delightful Challenges - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Today is the start of a new design team experience for me. I am joining the Delightful Challenges design team. This week the challenge is looking ahead to Christmas. If you haven't begun your Christmas cards yet here is your big chance. It's the "Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" challenge. The design team has made some incredible inspirational samples for you. After you check out mine you can find the rest of the DT's blog addresses on the left side of my blog.
I love the way this card turned out! And I made an envelope to match. My friend, Julie (hi Julie!) always says to decorate your envelopes. It gives the mail person a thrill! I don't make too many envelopes but I liked this square card. Here's the details:

Digital Stamps: Stocking Ridley Racoon from Digital Delights
Card Stock and Papers: Paper Studio Red and Olive Green Card Stock; Paper Studio Patterned Stocking Background Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Bic Mark It
Embellishments: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Golden Rod Stickles; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Corner Rounder Punch

Join in the Christmas challenge at Digital Delights. Our sponsor this week is Wendy from Digital Delights and the prize this week is all 3 DVD collections filled with digital stamps for all occasions (prize value $34.99). Great prize for a small amount of your time!
 Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week. Hope to see you back here soon!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Delightful Piecings

Happy Wednesday!  I am very excited today to have become part of the Delightful Challenges Design Team an entire day earlier than I thought I would. My first creation is being shown today over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Today Wendy announced a new line of products: Delightful Piecings. These are so much fun to do. If you have a Cricut or a cutting machine these will be a snap. I don't have one of those but they also come in pdf so you can hand cut the images. It was a breeze to do this cute little Bongo the Dog!
Isn't he adorable?! The picture just doesn't do him justice. You need to stop by and see all the fun images in the Paper Piecings collection. I made this card for my son's birthday. We lost our dog several years ago and he's always wanted another dog. But he's away at college. When I saw Bongo I knew what I was going to put on his birthday card! Too cute!
Here's the details of my card:

Images: Paper Piecings Bongo the Dog; Tree from Christmas Accessory Set, Happy Birthday Sentiment all from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card Stock and Paper: White card stock
Ink: Stampin’ Up!: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Going Gray
Markers: Bic Mark It
Embellishments: Ruby Slippers Stickles;

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the fun things going on at Digital Delights and stop back tomorrow when I really debut at Delightful Challenges on the design team and my very first challenge! Take care.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Cuttlebug Spot Take 3

Happy Monday. Did you like all the treat holders last week at the Cuttlebug Spot. I always think it's amazing that with all those design team members not one treat holder was similar. This week it's another Halloween project. This week It's a totally frightfully, scary project. Here's my card.

Stamps: Haunted House: digital stamps from Spyder's Corner; Scary Halloween border by Glitterbabe Greetings (Hi Stef!)
Background Paper: Post-it Paper (golden) sanded to show the core and distressed at the edges, embossed with D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
Coloring: Bic Mark-it
Spellbinders: Standard Circle Large
Corner Rounder Punch

I'm not much of a scary card maker but I hope this was scary enough. Be sure to stop by the Cuttlebug Spot this week and try out the frightfully scary challenge. Happy Halloween (in my best Alfred Hitchcock voice!) Am I showing my  age or what? Hope you have a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Exciting News!

I wanted to let you know that I've been picked as one of the new Design Team members at Delightful Challenges. The news has been announced on the Digital Delights blog. We work in coordination with Wendy aka Louby Loo and her wonderful digital stamps. I am so excited to be a part of the Delightful Challenges design team. My first challenge will be Wednesday so you'll be able to check it out really soon! In my left side bar I've listed the entire design team. Check out the wonderful designers and Wendy's wonderful digital stamps! Stay tuned for my first project!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Owl Be Home for Christmas

Can you believe it's Wednesday already? This week is flying by. Today I received a Stampin' Up! order and I had ordered the owl punch. So I used the Caardvarks challenge and my new owl punch to make a card tonight. The challenge is to use one of the design team's cards for inspiration and make a card of your own. I used Heidi's card as inspiration for my card.

Guess you can tell what part is the owl punch. LOL! I added the wings by punching the largest  flower in the Stampin' Up! Boho Flower punch and then snipped them in half. I used scraps of paper to make the owls and scraps of white cut with Spellbinders standard circles large. I added google eyes and ribbon for embellishment. So do you think this looks like a Christmas card? You may not be able to tell that from the front. But here's the inside.

So I hope you like my first attempt with my owl punch. I am pleased! I'm sending this to a friend that I'm in a swap with. We are swapping cards that use a punch of die cut. I used both! How about that. Check out the Caardvark challenge and win a wonderful sticker prize!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. Stop back soon and check out some fun things I have coming up. A new challenge from the Cuttlebug Spot and some other exciting news that I can't wait to share. Take care!

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