Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gingerbread Tags

I made  a quick project to highlight some new stamps over at Digital Delights. The new Gingerbread Tag Set is so cute.

This is a Memory Keeper box. The pattern is free over at Stamp TV. It makes an adorable little box for sets of cards or photos or whatever you might put in there.

Here's the details:

Stamps: Gingerbread Tag Set digital stamps from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card Stock and Papers: Deep pink card stock; the Paper Studio All Over Christmas Candy
Accessories and Embellishments: Pop dots; Scor Tape; Spellbinder’s Lattice Pendant; Green Stickles; Gold encased pearl button
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Bic Mark-it Markers

Santa, Please Don't Skip Us!

Happy Tuesday!I found a cute little poem about Santa not being able to come down the chimney and leaving him a key; so I decided to make a couple of these cute little door tags for some special little people in my life.

Here's the paragraph in readable form in case you have some little ones in your life that might like this one!
Dear Santa,
We have no chimney as you can plainly see, and I was terribly worried that you’d pass over me. We hung this very special key outside right by the door. Then Mom told me to jump in bed; not to worry anymore.
Your magic will make this key fit, to open up our door. So you can come inside tonight and tip-toe ‘cross the floor.

And here's the details:
Stamps: Digital Delights Window Santa
Paper: Christmas green card stock, the Paper Studio Merry Christmas with Holly
Embellishments: Red gross grain ribbon with white stitching; old key; computer-generated poem.
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are working off the turkey dinner!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Big Project and a New Release at Digital Delights

For several weeks now I've been trying to get a project finished. I was asked to make 100 decorated paper pads to give as a thank you gift to Girl Scout volunteers at a pot luck dinner coming up in December. I'm thrilled to have them completed.

Here's a close up:
I used a variety of punches. The borders are from Martha Stewart punches and the owls are from the Stampin' Up! owl punch.
This week is the December release for Digital Delights. Here's a sneak peek of what will be released on Wednesday.

As you can see the release this month celebrates "new beginning" of all kinds. Stop back on Thursday to check out my new beginning project!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. All the best for a wonderful week!


Friday, November 26, 2010

New Goodies at Digital Delights

Happy Black Friday to everyone. I am away still visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday but I wanted to give you a heads up of some new things over at Digital Delights! Wendy has the cutest new images. Here's what's in store for you.

These of course are the colored versions. You can also get the versions to color in. Aren't they adorable?And to make the pot sweeter Wendy is having a Thanksgiving sale.
20% off all Digital Stamps and Delightful Piecings.
Use code GFG101121170124 at checkout
Sale ends midnight November 28th
Hope your shopping goes well today. Have a wonderful weekend!
Big holiday hugs!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Digital Delights Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my U.S. friends. I hope that you will take a moment today to remember all the reasons that you are blessed. I have many reasons to feel so blessed today: family, friends, a home, a job, 2 design teams this year, and the list goes on and on. I am especially thankful for all my crafting friends and everything that I have learned from all of you. So in this spirit if thankfulness I want to invite you to participate in the Delightful Challenges challenge this week. This week is Flower Power. My project this week is an adorable little ornament for one of my co-workers.

This cute little guy is Pickles the Penguin. Isn't he adorable! Here's the details on my project for the Flower Power challenge:
Digital Delights Stamps: Pickled the Penguin
Card Stock and Papers: white, red, green and yellow card stock
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery
Accessories and Embellishments: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large; Ranger Stickles Glitz; Boho Flower punch, light green brads; Branch punch; Christmas ribbon
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark-it Markers
Special Techniques: The base for this ornament is a recycled ribbon spool. Pull off one side and spray paint the spool whatever color you like.

I love to recycle items whenever possible and recycling ribbon spools has been wonderful. Hope you will try recycling something too this holiday season. Thanks for stopping today. May your Thanksgiving be filled with fun, family, friends and food!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Believe in Santa

Just a quick post tonight to show you my card for the Card Patterns Challenge Sketch.

This is a close up of the front. The Santa stamp is from Rubber Stampede. The I Believe ticket is a digital stamp. The flourish daisy is from Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Flowers. I used Golden Rod Stickles and embossed lines with the Scor Pal. Here's the entire card!

 Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Wishing you a wonderful week!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge

One last post tonight. I finished my card for Joan's Garden challenge. As usual Joan has several things to include in her challenge:
  • Make a Thanksgiving card
  • use the color green
  • use a fall image (pumpkins, leaves, etc.)
  • use some kind of swirl or vine
 My card didn't photograph well. You can barely see the swirls in the background. In real life they are really green but they look fluorescent in the photo.  Fairly simple card otherwise. The stamp set is Whimsical Autumn by Carolyn King.
Check out Joan's challenge this week and stay tuned for a challenge that has a ton of prizes. You won;t want to miss this one! Have a great week!


Christmas Cards All Year 'Round

Before you know it Christmas will be here. I love to do the challenges from Christmas Cards All Year 'Round. For the month of November you need to make 5 cards that have a tree and ribbon. Here's my cards.

My cards are a mixture of several stamp sets. The tree is from Digital Delights Christmas Accessories Set. The bear angels a recycled from a set of Christmas tags. The round sentiment says "Feel the Magic of the Season" and is from Gina K's Holiday Greetings. Each has a ribbon and a bow made with my Bow Easy.
You still have time to join in at Christmas Cards All year 'Round. I am looking forward to being their Guest Designer for the month of December!
Cuttlebug Spot is taking a two week vacation for the holiday. There is still time to join in their challenge from last week: a thank you for dinner to a hostess. There's a great prize this week so check it out!
Have a great week! Hope your preparations for Thanksgiving won't be too much of a chore!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside!

It's another challenge over at Delightful Challenges today. And this challenge is all about being cold. The weather is getting chillier here in Indiana so my card today is all about the temperature outside and one of the ways I like to warm up. No not coffee... but hot chocolate!

This little guy is Cappuccino Pippin from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Isn't he the cutest little guy? Wendy has a range of cute Pippin figures and this one was perfect for our theme, "Baby, it's cold outside!"

 You can't see it very well but I added white flocking to the cup to look like marshmallow cream. Mmmm!
So hop on over to Delightful Challenges and join in the fun. Make a "chilly" card and you could win our prize this week! Here's the details of my card:
Stamps: Cappuccino Pippin by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card Stock and Designer Papers: Pink and blue card stock; designer paper (sorry I got this in a blog candy and I don't know which company it came from)
Accessories and embellishments: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large; sticker paper; Crystal Art Glitter; Snowflake punch; Martha Stewart Punch Around French Scroll; 3mm pearls; white flocking
Markers: Bic Mark-it Markers

Thanks for stopping today! Hope the end of your week is wonderful! Hang on the weekend is coming. Yeah!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge Day

Today the Cuttlebug Spot has an easy challenge for you this week. For the last few weeks we've been designing Thanksgiving projects. So today we have one last Thanksgiving project for you. We made invitations, table decorations and today we've made hostess thank you notes.

So the colors didn't exactly photograph very well. It's a much darker green in real life. And the orange is much more of an orange color. I used the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. The sentiment is from Gina K's Inside and Out. I used Spellbinder's Large Oval Nestabilities. The image is really on the inside of the card and the front is cut out. The sentiment was punched with a scalloped circle punch. Hope on over to the Cuttlebug Spot and play in this week's easy peezy challenge!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

This week at Joan's Garden there's an interesting challenge:
  • create a window card
  • use a Christmas ornament or something similar
  • something gold
  • something fuzzy
Now the challenge for me was the something fuzzy. the only thing that I could come up with that was remotely fuzzy was yarn, so I hope this works. Here's my card:

I really love the way this card turned out. You can see the inside too:

And here are the details:
Stamps: Digital Delights Mini Gingerbread Set; Creative Visions Holiday Sentiments
Card stock and paper: Red card stock; Gina K gold card stock; Doodlebug designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Spellbinders Classic Circle Large; Classic Scalloped Circles Large; Classic Squares Large; Classic Scalloped Squares Large; Christmas Red yarn

Thanks for stopping today. Stop by Joan's Garden to check out the challenge and join in the fun. And while you are there check out Joan's exciting news about an upcoming challenge. See you tomorrow!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Cuttlebug Spot Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry to the Cuttlebug Spot blog hop. This weekend you can see lots of projects starting at the Cuttlebug Spot blog and have a chance to win something fun! You can find the details of my project here but hop over to the Cuttlebug Spot for all the details about the hop and where to go to win prizes!
The hop features projects that followed this recipe:
  • a sketch
  • 3 of something, like brads, button, etc.
  • use ink, paint, mist or all three
  • use some lace
  • texture and embossing

My project uses a retired image from Digital Delights, Ridley Santa. I based my cards off a design by Diana Gibbs. I changed a few things to go with the sketch. The awning is so fun and easy to make. I added the lace for curtains. My three items are the three snowflakes on my sentiment. The sentiment is from Gina K's Holiday Greetings. I added puffy paint to Ridley Santa's beard and hat. The embossing is added to the wall under the window. I used the Argyle embossing folder. Feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions. Now hop on over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see what the rest of the talented design team has cooked up and get your name into the pot for the prizes! The hop runs from Friday, November 12th to Sunday, November 14th. See you on the hop!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Glitter It Up!

Happy Thursday! Today is another special day at Digital Delights! We have digi day at SNR with a free image of a nutcracker. If you make a card with the free image you get another very cute image (that goes with the nutcracker) and have a chance at a gift certificate to the Digital Delights store.
And today is the new challenge at Delight Challenges. This week the challenge is to Glitter it up! I can be glitter challenged but I am getting better using glitter and not getting it from one end of the house to the other. LOL! Here's my card this week.
Here's the details:

Digital Delights Stamps: A Child is Born Nativity Scene
Card Stock and Papers: dark purple textured card stick, silver sticky paper
Accessories. and Embellishments: silver chucky glitter, Stickles: Golden Rod, Cotton Candy and Baby Blue
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark It, Copic markers YR00, E00 R20, E29

Come join us at Delightful Challenges. Show us your glitter skills and you could win a special prize. Good luck! Have a wonderful Thursday!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Digital Delights New Release Today

Today is the new mini release from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Here's the badges but click here to see the full sets.
Aren't they adorable? Well, guess what? I've been working on examples for this release. Here's a treat box that I made using the musical angels.

 And a couple of projects that I did with the colored set of the Mini Gingerbread Set.
This is a sticky note cover that I decorated the background and used the pre-colored gingerbread cutie to decorate the front.

This is a card that I made with another one of the gingerbread figures. I think these are so cute!
Take a minute and go check out these new cuties! And don't forget to join us at SNR for digi day tomorrow. Get a free nutcracker digi and be in the running for a gift certificate and another free digi just for playing along.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shades of Blue

For my card tonight I used a Magnolia stamp for my focal point: Chef Tilda. And all the colors are cool shades of blue for the Flourishes Release Week  challenge.

The other challenge that this card works for is Joan's Garden. This week Joan has four requirements:
  • A character ( preferably Magnolia or Sarah Kay) 
  • Some thing that sparkles
  • Nestie by Spellbinders - New if you have one
  • Greeting
Here's the details:
Stamps: Image: Magnolia Chef Tilda and Rolling Pin; Sentiment: Gina K Versatile Verses and Arranged with Love
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Ribbon Tag Trio Two
Copic markers: BG10, BG11, BG15, E00, E29, YR00, YR31, Gold Spica Pen
Embellishments: Recycled ribbon from a present; self-adhesive rhinestones
I'm pleased with how the card turned out. I'm giving it to my boss on Thursday for her birthday. Hope you can check out the challenges and participate if you get the chance. Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Table Decorations - the Cuttlebug Way!

Welcome to another Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week your challenge is to design a table decoration of some kind: a centerpiece, name tags, napkin rings, etc. The sky's the limit; think outside the box. Here's my sample:

These are my treat holder name tags that I can use at out Thanksgiving dinner. I've filled the cups with candy corn. Each pumpkins are made with 3 ovals and embossed in the Cuttlebug. I used the Celtic Knot (on the left), D'vine Swirls (middle) and Victoria (on the right). Glue the ovals together and glue each pumpkin to the little box that I made. I added a handle and a stem (a word window punch, cut in half). I used the work window to add the names. I added a couple of leaves for embellishments.

So what kind of table decorations can you create? Join in with us at The Cuttlebug Spot and show us your creativity. Be sure to check out all the amazing creations form the design team. Links are on the right side of my blog.


Monday, November 8, 2010

New Digital Delights Release

Wednesday, November 10th, Digital Delights will be releasing some new digital stamps. You won't want to miss this. I've had a chance to work with both of these sets and they are amazing! Heres' the release badges and a preview of the sets.

Aren't these just adorable? I love both of them. And of course you can size them whatever size you want so they are so versatile to use on all of your Christmas projects. I can't wait to share with you some of the pictures of projects I've done.

I also want to tell you about Digi Day this Thursday over at the SNR site. On Thursday you can pick up a free image, Mr. Nutcracker. You have until the following Wednesday to use Mr. Nutcracker on a project and submit a picture for a surprise image and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. So save this link and join in the fun!

Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Stop back and see all the fun things to come this week!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lexie the Caroling Cat

Today is the new release at Digital Delights and a new challenge at Delightful Challenges. The release today has wonderful images and each of the design team is featuring a different image! Today I am featuring Lexie the Caroling Cat. 

The challenge this week is to use stitching, either faux or real. Now if you know me you know that I am not much of a sewer. So this card features my first attempt at using my real sewing machine on a card. I do believe I need some practice. LOL! So here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Lexie the Caroling Cat, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Sentiments all from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Card Stock and  Designer Paper: Red and avocado card stock, Paper Studio Christmas Holly designer paper
INK: Rubber Stampede blue dye ink, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray Dye Ink
Accessories and Embellishments: Sewing machine and red thread, Colluzzle
Coloring Medium): Colored Pencils
Special Techniques: Computer-generated scene

And of course with a challenge there also comes a prize! This week our sponsor is Wendy, Louby Loo herself. The random winner this week will receive all three DVDs of images from Louby Loo. What a great prize!

So come join us, show us your stitching skills and take a shot at winning a fabulous prize. Don't forget to check out all the other design team's fabulous creations (links on the left side of my blog)! And see all the new images at the Digital Delights store. Have a wonderful Thursday!


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