Thursday, December 30, 2010
Speaking of New Years....the challenge I set over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is "A New Year." Now, that can mean many things....a celebration, resolutions, goals, etc. For ME...2011 is going to be ALL ABOUT ME! Sounds selfish doesn't it? Well, that's good!!! LOL It's my year for health. Now, I'm not talking resolutions, because quite frankly, I don't believe in them....this is my continued efforts with my fitness regime with my trainer and really focusing more on eating CLEAN, along with having more mental stress removed from my life! I am also going to be taking more time out of life to enjoy my CRAFTING...whatever that may be - stamping, scrapbooking, crochet or cross stitch! :)
So, that being said - I just *had* to ink up one of my fav stamp sets from Stampingbella that shows that my health is what a new year means to me...I also found this gorgeous color combo over at Stacey's Stamping Stage to use for my image:
Stamps: Stampingbella; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze DP, Pear Pizzazz DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: rub-on's, markers, espresso ribbon, nestabilities, paper piercer, dimensionals
Please be sure to check out the other projects the rest of the Chicks created for this challenge. Their links are on my righthand sidebar! I am looking forward to seeing what a NEW YEAR means to you!
Happy New Year to all of you!
See you soon!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Megan has given us a nice, bright, cheery combo this week over at Picture Perfect Creations and I really had a ton of fun creating a birthday card for my longest, dearest friends - Leanne! Tamie and I met with Leanne last Tuesday in Drayton Valley to help her celebrate it and we had such a wonderful day!!
I scoped out a few challenge sites for the perfect sketch and I came across an older one from Karen Giron over at The Sweetest Thing....
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's my turn to host the challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and I made up a sketch using My Digital Studio...I sure hope you find some time during the hustle bustle of the holidays to sit and create with us :)
I needed a color combo for my sketch, so I found this lovely one over at Stacey's Stamping Stage:
..and here is my square card using both challenges:
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Monday, December 20, 2010
...doesn't that just make you want to create something "FUN?" I did :) I used the neat sketch from Diva Coffee Break Designs for my card.......here is my card using a set from My Favorite Things....I haven't had ink on this one for probably a year or more...and it's such a FUN one to color and paper piece :)
Megan has a special challenge for you this week over at Picture Perfect Creations - Anything Christmas Related. Here's the photo she has for some inspiration if you need it:
For this challenge, I decided to show you the gift card holders I made this year. I got the idea from a friend of mine who was looking through a CardMaker magazine :) These are full-size cards and the pocket for the gift card is on the front. Aren't they cute? I made a couple designs using the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper:
Thursday, December 16, 2010
...and then I came across this nice, clean, simple sketch from Card Positioning Systems:
....and the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is a "Clean and Simple card" and for me, this is *fairly* simple and it's been so long since I've played in one of their challenges - so it worked for me! :) Hope you like her:
I snuck over to Stacey's Stamping Stage and saw this absolutely PERFECT color combo for the stamp I wanted to use and I'm sure you will agree that they go hand-in-hand:
Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery; Ink: Momento Black; Accessories: martha border punch, celery ribbon, markers, embossing folders, word window punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, dimensionals, pearls, gems
Are they not just the cutest "snowman lineup" you've ever seen? This set from SU! is one of my all-time fav's! :) I cannot *wait* to see what creations come of this challenge! Wheeee!
Pop on over to the other Chicks' blogs:
Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More
Thanks for stopping by this morning - be sure to take a bit of time and grab a fresh brewed coffee, or tea, and go sit and CREATE and then hop on back to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog and link up your project so we can show you some luvin's too :) Stay warm!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
OK...so I've been a bit busy the past few days making some cute, cute, cute goodies for Christmas and customers. My sister, Jackie, introduced me to Kerry's Paper Crafts blog a while ago, and I finally had the time to sit and thoroughly peruse it...OMGOSH...Kerry, you are SO talented! I CASE'd these tic tac holders from her. Aren't they the bestest?!? I love them...I gave my stamping group each a small one - these ones are jumbo ones (100 tic tacs in each) so I had to alter my measurements a bit, but easy peesy to make!
..and these cute little treasures are made with Stampin' Up's XL Bitty Box & Envelope die and I am adding blank gift tags in each box for people to put on presents etc.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ok...onto Megan's wonderful color combo for this week. I really enjoyed these 3 together and I can't wait to see what beauties you come up with!
...the sketch I used for my card is from Our Creative Corner:
...here is my card using both challenges:
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
...and here is my 5.25" x 5.25" card using both challenges:
Monday, December 6, 2010
Are you ready for another color combo from Megan at Picture Perfect Creations? I enjoyed CASE'ing a card out of our SU! Idea Book and Catalog this week using these wonderful colors:
Stamps: Friends 24-7; Ink: Cajun Craze, So Saffron; Paper: So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cajun DP; Accessories: XL bird punch, pearls, white gel pen, dimensionals, smooch spritz
Be sure to check out all the other design team's blogs (links on right-hand sidebar) for more wonderful inspiration this week and leave them some love...they did AMAZING projects with these colors this week!
Thanks for stopping in and stay tuned for a fun color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise....
Thursday, December 2, 2010
...then I needed to find a sketch for my colors and I came across a new-to-me challenge site called Creatalicious Challenges...check out this beauty (there is an added touch to their challenge - add some distressing so I inked all my edges):
Stamps: Vintage Labels; Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist; Ink: Marina Mist, Early Espresso; Accessories: embossing folders, nestabilities, acrylic blocks, paper piercer, sponge dauber, dimensionals, espresso ribbon, flowers, martha leaf punch, pearls