Sunday, October 31, 2010

Carousel Tissue Box Cover

Happy Sunday and a Happy Halloween to you!! 

Yup... my 3rd tissue box cover this week!  LOL.  Can't have too many ya know!  Actually, my sister Kathy has been wanting to try one and so we made it our "sister challenge" for this week.  We also came across some awesome FREE DIGIS at Beccy's Place and decided to use this cute Christmas Carousel Horse.  Be sure to click over to Kathy's Blog and see her cute box with this horse.   
 I added clear sparkly gellyroll pen to the pole and jingle bells on the bridle, saddle and his feet wraps.  It's hard to get a good picture of the sparkle.  Ü
 and here's the other horse on opposite side of box
The gorgeous Roses,  DP (Jovial) and my Spellbinders dies are from the awesome McMahon Five Designs shop!!  They have a beautiful assortment of embellishments for very reasonable prices... as well as just about anything your crafty heart desires (Digis, wood paper, Neenah c.s., Copics, SPellbinders, rubber stamps, etc. etc.)  If you sign up for their newsletter you can get the store discounts too!  =)

 Have a lovely Sunday and a SAFE and FUN Halloween!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Double-y Delightful Giraffes

Are you ready for another DOUBLE DELIGHT challenge? 
I have 2 cards to share today, and I'm extra excited about this freebie because Faith drew this week's image as a request from me!  My girls are getting ready for a robotics Lego competition in December and they needed team T-shirts.  They came up with a group name, "The Laughing Giraffes" and so I asked Faith if she could draw us some and she was inspired to draw...


If you missed out on getting this set for free... you can buy it for only $2.50!! 

Use these laughing giraffes (or just one of them) and add some texture to your card by embossing!  Faith shared some neat embossing ideas recently ... like running a dishcloth through your cuttlebug etc.  Be as creative as you'd like!  If you don't have an embossing machine, please feel free to create texture using another method.  Be sure to hop over to Kathy's Blog too and leave her some love while you're there!!

Here's my first card using these cute giraffes. 
My light yellow Copic ran out after coloring my first one so I resorted to other colors *Ü* (2nd card up top.)

Please remember to link your card at DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLNEGES as well as at the Delightful Inspiration Blog!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Studio 313 Release at M5D!

Hi!  I'm back with yet another tissue box cover! LOL.  I just think these are so cool.  Easy to make and fun to add lots of different images to!  I just love Shawne's cute digis from Studio 313 (available exclusively now at McMahon Five Designs!)... this new set is called "Mellow Out".
 This new digi set has 4 different cups, 3 have the cutest li'l marshmallows in them... and 4 sentiments as well for a total of 8 digis!  You can buy them exclusively at McMahon Five Designs.  (You can get them in JPG or PNG formats for only $5.95 and they come with precolored images as well as line drawing!!)

Now I'll show you all the sides.

 "I like my friends fluffy & sweet!" 
 "A latte Love"
 "Ahhh... time to mellow out!"
 "You're my cup of tea!!"
(I replaced one sentiment from the set, "Thanks a latte" with this one)

If you'd like to make one, you can find both picture and video tutorials on SCS!  (See what you started Diane... now I can't stop! LOL)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Marci Tissue Box Cover

Today's my turn to post on the La-La Land Blog and I have this fun project to share!  I saw this tissue box cover in the SCS Weekly Inkling and just had to try it.  There's no bottom to it, and the "lid" is glued on so these are real simple to lift up and switch out the tissues!  I think I'll make one for each season for my desk at the office =)  

For 2 of the sides I stamped Winter Marci and colored her in Fall colors to match the designer paper.  Isn't she just the sweetest??  LOVE her!   Definately one of my faves in this winter release from LaLa Land Crafts!  All paper, cardstock and embellishments used here is from the October Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions.  I used Labels 13 to cut the opening in the lid. 

Hope I've inspired you to INK SOMETHING!  =)  If you create with these adorable LLLC characters, please share them with us in our customer gallery!  I'll leave you with a fun announcement from Irina for those of you from the So. Cal area...
Join us at a Trunk Show at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA on Friday, November 5th!! Both Eric and I will be there to introduce our Marci and Luka stamps!!

Your $10 ticket entitles you to:
- an EXCLUSIVE preview of our newest stamps!!
- Meet both artists (Eric Berry and Irina) and have your stamps autographed!! ;-)
- Make-and-Take
- a Goodie Bag
- Refreshments
- a chance to win a Grand Prize valued $100!!

Don't miss out on this FUN party!! Stop by Scrapbook Island or call the store at 408-978-8900 to purchase your tickets!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scarecrow Bear says... Give Thanks!

Hi and happy Tuesday!!  Our challenge this week at Scrap-Creations is to make a Thanksgiving card OR a Thank You card.  Before I go any further about my card, I just want to say that Kristen's having a hard time right now as her cousin's son Ethan has received more heartbreaking news.  If you aren't familiar with Ethan, you can read about this amazing young man on Kristen's blog.  Please remember Kristen's whole family in your prayers and stop by and leave her lotsa love this week!  

Okay... let's see... The theme is Thanksgiving and I had this beautiful Autumn paper from my Key Ingredients kit this month (from Taylored Expressions) and so I let the paper do the talkin'.   This cute scarecrow bear is FREE this week for members of Designed 2 Delight, or... if you missed out on getting him for free, you can buy the whole set of 8 for only $4 HERE.  Faith really did a fabulous job on this set didn't she?  Love it! 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Girls did with this seasonal themed challenge this week:


I'll be back tomorrow for a fun project I made in La-La Land!!  =)  Hope you'll come back to see it!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

M5D Breast Cancer Freebie 4 U!!

EDITED to add cards by my lovely Design Sisters!!  (see below)
Only at McMahon Five Designs
Our DT Sister, Bonnie  has been feeling down since learning the news that her friend, Elise was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Many of us have followed Jacque's journey this year with Breast Cancer.  We are all affected by this disease in one form or another and we can all do one thing to protect ourselves.  SELF EXAMS!  It's quick and simple and can save your life.

The M5D girls rallied together this past week to not only cheer up our sweet Bonnie's spirits but to help bring Awarness to such an important issue that affects us all.  

To put our efforts in action, we came up with the this  
there is one stipulation before you download him.  
You have to promise to perform a self exam!  
It's on God's Honor System and we know you will 
do this for Yourself ...and... your Family!

I made a card with a detachable ornament using this cute bear (I made him into a polar bear, but you can make him into a brown teddybear or other color would be cute too!)  It can be used to hang on a tree ... or your recipient can hang it somewhere year-round to remind her to do her monthly self exam.  Also, this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to use a pink ribbon on your card or project. 

And here's more inspiration from my lovely DT Sisters!!

As an added BONUS, we also came up with a set of 7 Breast Cancer Awareness Images to buy!  
100% of PROFITS will go to

You can buy this set here:

I've made some blinky banners (and a steady badge) to help spread the word.  We'd LOVE for you to grab one of these and add to your own blog sidebar (or the long one in a post.)  THANK YOU!! 

Only at McMahon Five Designs

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Please remember to CHECK YOURSELF each month.  Do it for YOU... Do it for your FAMILY!

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And for the blinkies that won't play nice with each other, we have this non-blinkie badge.  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!  Please share a link to your creations with us at McMahon Five Designs if you create with this cute digi bear!!

A Chance to Win $10 at M5D!!

Just a quick reminder that Carly's Sketch Challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous McMahon Five Designs Store ... one winner will get $10 to spend on lots of crafty goodness!! 

You have until Thursday night to enter... and right now there's only myself and Kathy (her aunt) so come on over and play along if you'd like!  We'd love to have you =) 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

DD17 - Harvest Blessings

Happy Saturday!!  It's time for another DOUBLE DELIGHT challenge with my sister Kathy and I.  I was very delighted to see the FREEBIE this week!!  It's this adorable Falltime Scarecrow Teddy.
It's part of a new set (of 8) that's available in the shop for only $4!  (Members get a 50% off coupon that makes the whole set only $2!!).  If you didn't play along last week to get him for free, you may purchase the set and then come play in our challenge for a chance to win a $10 GC to the D2D shop!  =)

Kathy would like us to use Twine or Rafia somewhere on your card.  Here is this weeks freebie for those who participated in last week...

What a cute digi this is!!  And look at this fun set that's available in the shop!

Come join us for double the challenge... double the fun at DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGES!!

Have any of you seen a digi of laughing giraffes??? 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Clownin' Around Mollie & a M5D Sponsored Sketch!

Happy Friday!  I'm so glad it's Friday... was actually wishing yesterday was Friday all day.  Been a long week!  So now it's time for some clowning around!!  Lol.  Here's a card made with the cute new set at McMahon Five Designs (Studio 313) called "Clowning Around Mollie". 

So you want a chance to win $10 shopping spree at McMahon Five Designs??  Just follow Carly's newest sketch "Which Way?" for a chance to win!!  You have until midnight Thursday to enter, and Carly will use Random.Org to choose one winner. 

Here's the challenge sketch to follow:

This one kinda intimidated me just a bit, but I did it!  YAY!  And I think it turned out pretty cute?  I wish you could see all the glitter in the paper I used, which is Groovy by DCWV glitter stack. 

Come on over and play along!!  You just might win some goodies!!  And pssst, just a head's up... Carly's celebrating her birthday soon too, so we'll come up with something fun for that as well.  Happy Crafting!! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Have a Super Day

Today I have a card featuring Super Star Boy and his dog, Tuffy!  Today's my day to post at the LaLa Land Crafts Blog and Shantaie will be posting there later today so pop on over and see what fabby cards have been posted this week.  Very cute stuff!! 

My daughter has a new ... okay, kinda funky... sketch posted today at Sketches by Carly, so I thought I'd play along to support her efforts. 

I admit I wasn't too thrilled about this one at first but I think I did okay with it and actually like the outcome =)  Besides, what is a sketch challenge if it's not "challenging"?  Then I made the mistake of telling her "I can handle whatever you throw at me Carly"... so she drew up her next sketch.  Just wait til you see #16!  LOL - I double dare ya to play along in her sketches with me!!   *Ü*
(You're doing such a great job Carly--I'm proud of you and your creativity!) 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Going Grey w/ Scrap Creations

Front:   "I shopped & shopped for your perfect gift..."
Inside:  "Then I realized the perfect gift for you!"
HaHaHa!!!!   And so I exchanged all your gifts for some crafting supplies =)  JUST KIDDING! 

Happy Tuesday stampy friends!!  It's time for another fun Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenges and this week it's...
Kenny K will be offfering 3 prizes this week. 3 images for 1st, 2 images for 2nd and 1 image for third.  THree names will be drawn next Monday night with

I used this week's sketch at Truly Scrumptious.  Isn't that a fun name?  
Our sponsor is Kenny K who also provided our Design Team with some new Christmas images!  I used "Xmas Shopping" -- fun to color!  I even used some new Basic Grey paper called Jovial (McMahon Five Designs), however you are not required to use Basic Grey for this challenge.  SO come on over and enter your "anything" card and maybe win some free digis!  And be sure to check out what the rest of the group made with these Kenny K images on the Scrap-Creations blog.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

SSCC61 - Whispered in Prayer

Today's the last day to do the La-La Land BLOG HOP to win a fabulous prize package... please see my post HERE.

Good Monday morning!  I want to share a card I made while designing for Layers of Color because they have just released some brand new CLING MOUNT stamps in red rubber and they are just so gorgeous!!  The one I used here is called Rose Blossom Frame... and it's only $9.95 and fits Spellbinders Labels 16.  In fact many of their new rubber stamps work with various Spellbinders dies. 

My card fits perfectly for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week because the challenge is to create a card/project that features prayer; either someone praying, or a verse about prayer, or a greeting that lets someone know you are praying for them. 

The challenge was inspired by Jesus' Prayer, which is found in Matthew 6:9-13 "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen."

One player will win this gorgeous CLEAR ART STAMP SET from Layers of Color (one of my favorite butterfly sets!!)

More Card Deets:
The beautiful gem fourish and the vanilla and coral prima roses are from the elegant super store, McMahon Five Designs.  I also bought my white and vanilla Neenah carstock from M5D which is perfect with Copics!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

DD16 - Think Pink

Welcome to our DOUBLE DELIGHT Challenge with D2D!!  (sorry I'm a bit late with my post today--had some "schtuff" going on that involved a neighbor's pitbull and the police at our house.  We've been dealing with it all week actually.  Hoping it gets solved soon!)

*Warning... this is kindof a long post today!  =)

This week we are "Thinking Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness (which is the whole month of October).  Faith has drawn up some amazing digi sets this week that are available in her shop with this theme in mind, and her design team has some absolutely gorgeous creations with them so be sure to hop over to Delightful Inspiration blog to see for yourself!

If you participated you played in last week's challenge, you got this collage digi "Beautiful Blessing" for FREE as well as a coupon code for 50% OFF one of her other new sets in the shop!   WOW, thanks so much Faith--you are so generous and your digis are just beautiful this week...THANK YOU!! 

Please use the "Beautiful Blessings" digi and make a PINK card.  Can be for a breast cancer survivor, someone fighting that battle right now, or maybe for a loved one who lost someone to the disease.  If you don't know anyone personally, then just feel free to make a thinking of you card, but make it PINK!  =)

My card will go to my friend Cindy who is a breast cancer survivor of ... about 10 years now.  She is amazingly strong and I'll never forget all that she went through with chemo treatments... mastectomy... etc. while having 3 kids AND attending college to get her masters degree to teach!!  She even took care of my daughter Carly when she was only 18 months during this time while I was living at the McDonald House.  I had a preemie in the NICU for almost a month.  She is just amazing!  Now she teaches ESL at my daughter's elementary school. 

Kathy's challenge card is showcased on the Delightful Inspiration blog today--woohoo!  Congrats Kathy!!  =D 

Hope you'll come join us for our special challenge this week at DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGES!!  We draw a monthly winner for a GIft Certificate to the D2D shop, so the more you enter the more chances you have of winning!!  Ü

ALSO:  all this month there are PINK Challenges going on at SCS (every day during Oct) and this fits into the FAB FLOWER POWER challenge. 

I have to also point out that These paper roses that I used on my card came from my lovely bloggy friend Marilynn!  She sent me a whole package of them and they are gorgeous.  THANK YOU again Marilynn!!   I "met" Marilynn through both my term at Layers of Color as she's a fan, as well as Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges.  She's a talented stamper and a sweet Christian lady with a big heart.  You can see more of her work at her blog, "Mississippi McGyver". 

Have a wonderful weekend!!