Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #39: Sparkly Snow!

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our Challeng was to create a winter scene with Dazzling Diamonds (aka Stickles)... Our sponsor this week is Soft Pencil..
Since I'm about "Christmas Imaged" out, I decided on these two sweet birdies by Mo Manning... I think this would be a great card for a new move during the winter!
Now onto the card, I used my Copics to color them image and then I stickled some various branches. I also used my air brush system again on my snowflakes and the edges of my snowflake embossed paper...what fun...I'm really loving this gift...I MIGHT get the hang of it eventually...LOL Thanks for joining me today!
  • Image: Mo Manning (freebie awhile back)
  • Paper: Stampin Up'
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle, Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart
  • Other: Copics, Air Brush System, Glitter, Stickles, Organza Ribbon, Pop Dots

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: SNOWTACULAR

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to create a card or project with LOTS OF SNOW! Our prize this week is:

by Card Art

Now onto my card, I used this cute snowman by CTMH and he's actually pop dotted off the page so I could do some Air Gun Spraying beneath him to make him stand out a little, I also did this with the sparkly snow underneath him too...I then decided to change my markers to black and sprayed the outside of my pink mat also...I love the effects! My large snowflake is actually a tiny Christmas ornament for the desk sized trees, I layered it with a Martha Stewart Snowflake and then a rhinestone and topped it off with an organza ribbon, such fun... I hope you have a wonderful holiday, thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you come up with on this fun challenge!
  • Stamps: CTMH All Decked Out and Christmas Fun (retired)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo
  • Punches: EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
  • Other: Copic Airbrush System, Glitter, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Xyron, Rhinestone, Snowflake Mini Ornament, Stickles

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #38: Let it Snow!

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge is LET IT SNOW! Use digital images, punches, dies, brads, you name it as long as your creation has SNOW on it. This week our sponsor is DUSTIN PIKE and our lucky winner will receive 3 of his FABULOUSO digital images! (psst...he has some GREAT FREEBIES several times a month...so be sure to browse his blog often...it pays off! :)

Now onto the card, for my b-day my mom asked me what I wanted...I've been coveting the Copic Air Brush system for quite awhile and wouldn't you know it...that's what my mom got me for by b-day (she's still granting my b-day wishes after all these years...isn't she the best?). So I "finally" got to play with my new toy. I loaded it up with a blue marker and had fun coloring my hills and my snowflakes...I think they turned out so crisp for winter! For my punched out snowflakes I took a piece of paper and airbrushed the center, ran the paper through my Xyron and then punched out and glittered. For my hills I punched my borders, airbrushed them, THEN ran it through the Xyron and then glittered... I love the effect the airbrushing has... I had so much fun I did opposite corners on my frame... anyway, I hope you enjoyed looking, I enjoyed having you here! Warm winter wishes to you and a wonderful holiday season to you and yours!

  • Digital Images: All That Scraps December Stamps
  • Stamps (traditional): Paper Trey Ink Stocking Prints and Fancy Flourishes
  • Dies: Nestabilities; Scallop Square and Standard Square, Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, EK Success Border Punch
  • Copics: Air Gun used with B02, also used B00, BG01, E00, E02, E31, E33, YG03, YG11
  • Other: Xyron, Glitter, Pop Dots

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Multi-Folds

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge is to make a card with more than one or regular fold... Our sponsor this week is:

Simon Says Stamp with a $25 gift certificate to their store...how fun! So even if you don't get what you want for Christmas under the tree, maybe you can win and pick it out!

Let's get onto my projectS for the day. I decided to go with a tri-fold gift card folder ('tis the season and I've got lots of gift cards I need to disguise!). I found a tutuorial on Splitcoast Stampers you can see HERE... This was truly a quick and easy project. I started with my candy canes...they are two pipe cleaners twirled together, I then cut them to 2" lengths, criss crossed them, put a little bit of wire in the middle to hold them together and then I sprayed them with adhesive and the glittered them. It sounds like a lot of work, but really went quickly.

I then went to work on my card while the candy canes dried...after I got everything cut out, I sponged the edges with a little antique photo ink (by Tim Holtz) to give it a aged looked.
I then took the little envelope that came with the gift card and used THAT as my template for the inside (in the tutorial it says use a #3 coin envy..this was just as easy and I had it on hand). I then used my Nestabilities Labels #4 and cut out the hole so that my gif certificate can peak through (that's the shiny gold thing on the right in the photo below). I finished my project up with some glittered holly, a rhinestone and some organza ribbon and lace...so girly! (keep scrolling, because I have a masculine version below!)

  • Recipe:
  • Stamps: Autumn Leaves Christmas set (last year, name of set unknown...sorry) and Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Ink: Antique Photo Tim Holtz
  • Nestabilities: Labels 4
  • Punches: Emagination Holly Leaf
  • Other: Ribbon, Glitter, Spray Adhesive, Lace, Rhinestone, Pink and White Pipe Cleaner, Wire Cutter, Pin

Now my masculine version had less "stuff" on it, but was still fun...I used an old stamp I've had for.ever that I got free from CK (it's the snowflake) about 7 years ago... I also opted for an unusual color scheme, brown and teal... I added some glitter with my Stickles...

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!

  • Recipe:
  • Stamps: Fancy Flourishes by Paper Trey Ink, Snowflake by CK & PSX Designs
  • Ink: Martha Stewart and Tim Holtz
  • Other: Stickles and Pop Dots

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Birthdays

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to make something for a BIRTHDAY...now that's a refreshing change from Christmas! Our sponsor this week is Ildi Co ....go take a peek at what some of the DT did with their adorable images!

My image this week is one of Mo Manning's freebies...to me this image screams PARTY! I colored my image in using the Copics and the following colors:
  • B00
  • E00
  • E02
  • E31
  • E33
  • YG11
  • YG06
  • RV11
  • R32

Of course I had to add some "bling" to my card with glitter on the pinking edges of both the image AND the sentiment. To do this, I ran my pinking circles through my Xyron, adhered my image/sentiment, then sprinkled glitter on the rest! I thought this was just kind of a fun card, and a fun change...hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for visiting today!

  • Digitial Image: Mo Manning
  • Stamps: Party by Studio G, Celebrate by Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Paper Studio
  • Other: Xyron, Copics, Glitter, Pop dots, Rhinestone

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Christmas with a TWIST

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge has a little TWIST to it...create a Christmas/Holiday card without GREEN or RED! Now I found this challenge REALLY easy, because I love playing with different colors...especially NON-TRADITIONAL colors! I chose pink (I know, close to red, but not quite) and white for my non-traditional colors...if you browse through my blog you can see I've done several other non-traditional Christmas colors (like last weeks black and white snowflake holiday card).

We have TWO sponsors this week for our lucky winner and they are:

Sponsor: Funky Fairy

Prize: A Chocolate Covered Christmas Downloadable KITsite address: http://funkyfairyspapercrafts.com


Sponsor: Lauren Meader of Papertrey Ink

Prize: One downloadable template of winner's choicesite address: http://papertreyink.com/

What fantastic prizes!

Now onto my card, I decided this week I was going to get a little more use out of my Stocking Prints set (by Papertrey Ink). I inked up this adorable stocking and cut it out, then I inked up the cuff, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron and then glittered it up, I then added real swarvorski rhinestones to my stocking with glue dots and put it aside. I then cut out my card base and the layered papers. For my pink cardstock I painted glue on the edges and sprinkled more of the same glitter (I love that this glitter takes on the effect of the color it's on...very cool), then I ran the white paper through my Cuttlebug embossing Textiles folder.

Since my last card, I really enjoyed this sparkly frame look, this time I wanted it to look a little like a wreath, so instead of squares I pulled out my Scalloped Circle and Regular Circle Nestabilities and went to work. After I had my "wreath" cut out I ran THAT through the Xyron, now before I added my glitter I added my "greenery"...err..."pinkery"...LOL and THEN I added my glitter. I then popdotted it AND my stocking to give this card a little dimension.

I then pulled out one of the sentiment from my Stocking stamp set an did stamped it in white...but it wasn't drying fast enough, so I did something I haven't done in years...I went to my embossed powdered drawer, found some sparkly embossing powder, pulled out the heat gun and embossed! I then cut out my little banner added some pop dots and wa la...we're done!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you can join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, I can't wait to see all the "unconventional" Christmas Color Combos you come up with!

  • Stamp: Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Ink: Blush CTMH, White Unknown
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Scallop Circle and Circle, Martha Stewart Branches, Cuttebug Embossing Folder Textile
  • Other: Glitter, Glue, Xyron, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sparkly Embossing Powder, Organza Ribbon, Glue Dots

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #36:

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to be inspired by a Christmas song...and the song that kept running through my mind was "Frosty the Snowman". I just LOVE Frosty the cartoon, I remember gathering around the tv impatiently waiting to watch Frosty around Christmas, oh those were the days...LOL..

This week our sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis, our winner will receive some free images...what fun! I took a peek at the shop and there's a few new images in there...including a snowman, a stork and a pirate ship!

I have "discovered" my new favorite color combo, light blue and red...ok, so it's probably not new to "everyone" else, but it is to me, so my dp inspired the colors I used on this card. My frame was 2 Nestabilities (scalloped square with regular square inside) and then put through my Xyron and then glittered. I love using my Xyron for glitter, it always goes on so evenly (and I don't have to wait for it to dry...BONUS!). I then pop dotted my frame off of my image to give it a little depth, I also pop dotted my sentiment so that it was even with the frame. Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what you create!


  • Digital Image: Heather Ellis "Pure Innocence"
  • Paper: SEI Winter Kisses, SU Heavenly Blue
  • Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake and Branch
  • Dies: Nestabilities Square and Scalloped Square
  • Other: Pop Dots, Glitter, Rhinestone, Sentiment by K & Co., Copics

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #36: Let It Shine!

For this week’s challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, you will create a card or some other project that has LOTS and LOTS of bling, sparkle and shine!

Our sponsors and prizes this week are:

Emma with Stampin' Up and this punch...

and Myself...with this Santa Stamp...just in time for the holidays!

Since the holiday's are upon us, I decided to create a Christmas card with Lots and Lots of GLITTER... I embossed my background and layered it, then I cut out two snowflakes with my Cricut (5", Joys of the Season Cart). I then layed my snowflakes on my card and trimmed them, then I ran them through my Xyron for the adhesive and then added my glittered and adhered them to my card. I then cut out my sentiments die, stamped it and added a black glittered snowflake, pop dotted it off the card, added my ribbon, and voila...I'm done...this was a really quick card to put together (once I had my idea...isn't that always the hardest, getting that idea? LOL). Anyway, I hope it inspires...Happy Crafting and thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink; Stocking Stuffers and Fancy Flourishes
  • Dies: Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge, Nestabilities Labels 4
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Snowflake
  • Other: Rhinestone, Ribbon, String, Glitter, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Xyron

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Christmas Sparkle

Ever feel like you're forgetting "something"? That nagging feeling that something is amiss? Yeah, I forgot to post my challenge yesterday...ummm whoops...LOL...

Anyway, this week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to create a Christmas card with some "bling"...right up MY alley! LOL... This week our sponsor is Mo Manning and you definately want to be sure to enter, she's got some of the most adorable digital images around!

I chose this doorway and did Gamsol Magic on it, I hadn't played with my colored pencils in awhile, and I wanted subtle color for my doorway. I then added stickles on top and then layered everything. Thanks for looking and the recipe is below! Happy Crafting!


  • Image: Mo Manning
  • Paper: Imaginesce, SU (kraft), Joann's
  • Other: Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Making Memories (tag), tulle, EK Success (border punch), paper clip, Stickles