Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketch by Carly #41 - Sock Monkey

Woohoo, it's TGIF!!  And today we have a new sketch up at Sketches by Carly for you all to try!  Our sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps who generously supplied our DT with some fun digis to help inspire you to play along!!  You may use any vendor’s stamps or digis… just follow the sketch!!   One winner will get a gift code for $21 to spend at the Bugaboo store... that's like getting 7 Digis FREE!!  We also have several Bugaboo DT members play along with us, so you'll get to see some of each team's cards to inspire you to come play!!
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Will add my supply list soon!  I'm too wiped out tonight as I'm pre-posting this, LOL! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Whimsy & Stars Halloween Girl

Good Tuesday evening to ya!  (ok, did that sound Irish to you? lol )  I just thought I'd check the challenges that I entered my Thanksgiving Card (that I posted here last week) into and it turns out I won Top Three at The Kraft Journal!!  WooHoo!!  It was my first time entering there, so that's a nice surprise *Ü* 

Ok, onto a new card for today... as you may have noticed I recently purchased a pack of Kraft cardstock and have had some fun coloring my digis with Prisma color pencils.  Today's card uses a new Whimsy & Stars Studio digi called Halloween Girl... and I'm entering this one in the challenge at The Kraft Journal which is witches, ghosts or goblins.  Other challenges with a Halloween theme this week are:  KB Cute Monday #29, Paper Playtime #56, Crazy 4 Challenges c4c106And here she is… too cute to spook!  *Ü* 

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Butterfly Blessings

Morning *Ü*  Doesn't this Catepillar Butterfly just make ya smile?  Does me.  He's from Doodle Pantry (of course!)  *Ü*  Today's Devotional at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is about Blessings and is brought to us by Grace who shares this verse:   John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
CHALLENGE:  Create a card / project that either says "Blessings" or uses an encouraging Scripture.
Hope you'll join us this week!!  One player will WIN 5 FREE DIGIS from Pink Cat Studio!!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner...

So… have y’all noticed the new way blogger displays your pictures when you click on them??  It used to bring your photo up close in the original size you uploaded, and now when you click, it puts all your photos in a black slideshow and resizes them all to fit the screen.  Hmmm, not sure I like that as you can’t get up-close shots if you wanted to.  How are you all liking it??

Now onto today’s card!  This is my “Happy Pilgrims ~ Jessie Rone style”  
And I say that because Jessie uses paper piercing on all her cards, and many times uses these li’l spiral doohickeys with ribbons tied on them.  She always uses lots of silver brads too which look fabulous, (which I don’t have) but anyways … dontcha kinda think this resembles a “Jessie Rone” creation *Ü*  (consider it a compliment when someone else tries your style… it’s the sincerest form of flattery!) 

This cute Pilgrims image is by Whimsy & Stars Studio, and  I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Make It Monday with Kraft Journal – Fall/Autumn Theme, and use Kraft
Stamp with Fun – Anything Goes
Pile it On – Fall Colors
Always Something Creative – Fall
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – Just Sayin’ (must have a sentiment)
The Squirrel and the Fox – Anything Goes
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My Winner of D2D Blog Hop Prize is…

Congratulations Jessica!! You will receive  $3 Gift Code to spend at the D2D digi store *Ü*  THANK YOU to ALL who hopped with us these last couple of days!!  I certainly had fun hopping myself, and seeing all the cute new stamps now available at Whipper Snapper Designs, and I hope you all grabbed your Free Digi Papers at D2D?!!  Happy Creating *Ü*

A couple of reminders: 

Sketches by Carly is needing some players!  One player will win a Free La-La Land Crafts rubber stamp of their choice, so hope we get some players *Ü*

If you have kids who love to craft… and have any La-La Land Crafts stamps or digis, please encourage them to come play along at La-La Land Crafts 4 KIDS!!  The contest theme is to Use your Favorite Color!

Monday, September 19, 2011

D2D Blog Hop w/ Whipper Snapper Stamps!

Hi ... welcome to my stop on the D2D hop!!  Faith of D2D is now designing rubber stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs (in addition to her fabulous digis at Designed to Delight) so this hop is showcasing some her fabby new stamps and her new line of Digi Papers!!

I will be giving away a Gift Code to the D2D store to one hopper who…
1) Follows my Blog
2) Leaves a comment on this post
PLUS...  a SURPRISE awaits you at the end of the hop, so I encourage you to do this short blog hop clear to the end!!  I will pick a winner on Tuesday evening and all winners will be announced Wednesday.
You will find a complete hop list at the D2D blog here.  You should have come from Debbie's blog.  *Ü*
For my first project, I've made another Treat Dish Card (my 3rd one this week! Link to template in my supplies list!!) using Christmas Mouse with the following digi papers: Riding Hood Gingham, Jolly Green Gingham, Riding Hood Plaid, Butter Plaid, Butter Gingham. 

and my second card uses Chicken Noodle Soup
along with digi papers:  Candy Corn & Green Grunge
(P.S.  the dotty candy corn paper reminds me of "CHICKEN POX" lol ~ get?)
aren’t these stamps fabulous??  Love em!!  There’s LOTS more to see…
Your next stop on this hop is Jen McGee!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pumpkin Birdie Treat Dish Card – Psalm 136:1

Hello *Ü*  I have another fun Treat Dish Card to share… this one is for our Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge today which is use a Bible Verse and something with wings on it.  Our hostess is Chris Olsen who shares this verse:  “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with winds like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31. Please hop over to the DT Blog to read her devotional, see the lovely creations by the design team and then…  enter our challenge *Ü*

Funny that while I was just sitting down to print my Pumpkin Birdie from Doodle Pantry yesterday,  I got an IM from my sis who asked if I’d like to do a “Sister Challenge”.  Well, you know me… never turn down a challenge ;)  She wanted to make one of these Treat Dish Cards (template by Doodle Pantry) so … I combined that with our SSIC challenge for this week.  Check out what Kathy made using this fun template.

Here is the Treat Dish folded up flat like a card:

and again, here it is open with candy and Sentiment :

Hope you’ll come on over to join our “WINGS & VERSE” challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenges!  One player will win a $15 GIFT CARD to our sponsor’s store, Our Daily Bread Designs!! 
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Whimsy & Stars Studio - Acorns Pumpkin Teddy

I am loving this weather right now… the crispness in the morning air really feels like Fall!  Still a bit smokey here though due to the fires nearby, but not as bad lately.  Anywho… here’s a card I made using this adorable li’l Acorns Pumpkin Teddy, new at Whimsy & Stars Studio!  I used an older Key Ingredients kit (papers, ribbon, stickles, & buttons) that was perfect for Fall cards.  Come check out lots of cuteness on the Whimsy & Stars Blog… and if you aren’t a fan at Facebook yet, we do have FREEBIES there now and then, so come on over and join the group!!  *Ü*  I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun project for SSIC.  See ya then!
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Carly's Sketch Sponsored by La-La Land Crafts

Hello *Ü*  My daughter Carly has a new sketch up today at Sketches by Carly ... AND, she has recruited a couple of her very loyal supporters; Aunt Kathy (my sister), Lorie Ames (friend), and her younger sister, Maddy for a li'l Design Team!!  Welcome aboard ladies!!  

Secondly, We are happy to have La-La Land Crafts sponsoring this 2-week challenge, and one player will receive a rubber stamp of their choice for winning this challenge, so I hope you'll come over and play along!!  These stamps are so adorable.  And you've GOT TO COME SEE what the other girls created... seriously, they are so awesome!!  *Ü*

I had fun coloring up this Faerie Marci from the new release.  

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Candy Corn Cootie - Treat Box Card

Hi there and happy Tuesday!!  Today I’m sharing another cute image from the Whimsy and Stars Studio Fall release!  This li’l guy is called Candy Corn Cootie.  Love the name :)  I decided to make this Treat Dish / Card that be can be folded and put in an envelope, with a li’l bag-o-candy on the side… or you can leave it in box form and take to work with you for your desk ~ that’s what I’m gonna do because I have lots of  families with li’l kids pop by my office *Ü* 

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Image Fashback Monday at M5D

Hello *Ü*  Today's card if for the “Image Flashback” at  McMahon Five Designs . This one is called “Feels Like Fall” by Solocosmo (Jessica Grundy).  Isn’t she pretty and perfect for Fall?  I had fun coloring this up with my Copics… although my camera does not like yellow so much.  Oh woops ~ just noticed I forgot to color her li’l bow on her dress … that should be blue.  I followed my daughter’s current sketch at Sketches by Carly (picture in top right sidebar).
See more DT's creations at the McMahon Five Designs Blog!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cowboy ~ Cowgirl ♥ Love Birdies

*This is my 2nd post for today.  If you’re looking for my SSCC post, please scroll down one.  Thanks  *Ü*
♫ ♪ Two Little Love Birds… ♪ ♫   This is a card I made for a [cowgirl] friend of mine.   We have kind of a unique relationship.  Once upon a time… when I was a teenager, I babysat her (and her brothers)  from the time they were born pretty much… we attended the same church for years … and then when she was a teenager, she became MY daughters’ babysitter.  Now she’s graduated college, met a fella and ther gittin’ hitched!  LOL.  She grew up on a ranch and loves a good rodeo.  In fact, she sings at various rodeo shows from time to time, like at the Lewiston Round Up last night (hope it went well Katy!!). 

Anywhoo… the western-themed wedding’s not til March, but I thought I’d send her a li’l “CONGRATS on your engagement” card using this new digi from Doodle Pantry called Cowboy Birdie.  I just flipped the image to make a 2nd and colored accordingly.  Not sure if you can see it in the close up or not, but I embossed the black heart with the Paisley embossing folder to match the paper that resembles a handkerchief, and the font I used for their names is a ROPE font  *Ü*
Congrats Brice & Katy!!  Your engagement photos are gorgeous... and they are "Soo YOU!"  Your wedding will be beautiful and we wish you life-long happiness together.  Although you'll HAVE to move back here when you start having kids so my girls can babysit your kids.  *Ü*

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Peek-a-Boo... I See You!

Today’s card is for the new challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenges. The challenge is to have a door or window.  Some ideas include a gate, a house, church, birdcage, paper with a door or window on it, or ... why not try creating a door or window on your project by making it see-thru (window) or a door that opens?  Stop by our challenge blog to read Rebekka’s devotional and see the Design Team’s creations!  Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.  Hope you’ll join us *Ü*

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Stamps:  “My Friend”  by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Paper:  August Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Dies:  Labels ? Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Coloring:  Copics
Sketch:  my own
Size:  5.5” square

Thursday, September 08, 2011

McMahon Five Designs New Release Day

Hello “deer” friends!  *Ü*  This cute deer is part of a Studio 313 set from McMahon Five Designs called Deerest Deer!  Isn’t she adorable?  There’s several really sweet sentiments as well, which I decided to add one to the inside of my card.  This sketch is the current challenge at Sketches by Carly You can see more releases and inspiration from the DT at the McMahon Five Blog.
Update on Miss Cathy:
Many of you sent cards and prayed for my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher last year (April, 2010) after she was in a horrific car accident and was close to death.  After a long recovery… with God’s healing hand… she is doing relay races at Mt. Bachelor!!  Absolutely amazing and inspirational!!  You can read the article in our local newspaper HERE.  Welp, that’s about all for today.  Hope those of you with kids or who are teachers are getting back in the groove!  *Ü*
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Stamps:  Deerest Deer (M5D)
Paper:  Kraft, Cranberry, and DP from Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Dies & Punches: Classic and Scalloped Rectangles; Corner punch by Martha Stewart (for scallop border)
Coloring:  Copics, classic ink for sponging
Sketch:  Sketches by Carly
Size:  5.5” square

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

There's Sumpthin' About QUIRKY Animals...

Hiya stampy friends and welcome to another Quirky Wednesday!!  Today my youngest starts 6th grade—her first year in Middle School!  I think we’re ready though as we visited yesterday and got her schedule and visited all her classrooms—ran into a li’l bump in the road but thanks to some awesome teachers got it straightened out *Ü*  I’m sure it’ll be a great year!

Anywhoo… Doodle Pantry just released some more QUIRKY animals this week including this Quirky Ostrich.   I just love all the quirky animals—too cute and they come with several fun sentiments as well!  I decided to make a side-step card.  Hope you like?! 

Would you like to WIN a FREE digi set??  Come play along in our monthly challenge and you will win a complimentary digi set, complete with outlines, fully colored, sentiments AND digi papers!!  How cool is that?  Everyone who enters wins the newly release Popsicle Ants set, and all you have to do is use ANY digi from Doodle Pantry *Ü*  There are lots of freebies HERE.

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Stamps:  Quirky Ostrich (Doodle Pantry)
Paper:  Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Scallop long rectangles (Spellbinders)
Coloring:  Copic markers
Size:  5.5” x 4.25” when folded

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New FALL Releases at Whimsy n' Stars Studio

Happy Tuesday!!  Today it's all about FALL at Whimsy and Stars Studio with their new digi releases!  The design team has created some fun projects in hopes to inspire, and entice you~heehee!  *Ü* 

My card today showcases Pumpkin Girl with Banner

Ok, here’s a close up – showing you what I printed on the banner because my 12 yr. old DD, Carly suggested this saying, so I thought I’d amuse her ;)
 “You’ve been tagged by the Fall elf”

Be sure to stop by Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog for more new release projects!! 

 Feel free to also click on the Design Team's links in my sidebar for more deets on their projects  :) 
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Stamps:  Pumpkin Girl with Banner (W&SS)
Paper:  Summer Days by Echo Park
Coloring: Copics
Sketch:  my own
Size: 5.5" square

Monday, September 05, 2011

Doodle Pantry New Release Day!!

Happy Monday... (and Labor Day to all my U.S. friends)!!  Today is the 5th which means a bunch of new digi releases at Doodle Pantry!  And the BEST news is that we're having a LABOR DAY SALE, today through Wed. 7th ~ 30% OFF everything in your cart!! 

Doodle Pantry's release includes vintage, realistic, and quirky cute & they keep getting cuter and cuter... and really, if you are new to this company, you will be blown away by how much value you get for your buck!  Many sets inlcude several outline digis plus a variety of sentiments, as well as an option of fully colored versions plus digi papers! 

For my first card I used a realistic style set of parrots called Parrot Play, which includes another digi of just the head of a parrot, plus lots of cute sentiments.

We also have a change in Design Team at Doodle Pantry.  Many are staying on for another 6 mo.s to a year and we've also added some newbies to the mix....welcome newbies!!  We really have a lot of fun at DP together and everyone is so good about commenting and supporting each other.  For some great inspiration, check out their links in my sidebar *Ü*

CHALLENGE:  Today starts a new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge... all you have to do is use any Doodle Pantry Image and enter!!  Everyone who enters WINS a complimentary digi set (includes outline, fully colored images, sentiments AND digi papers!!)  ~ so come over and check it out!! *Ü* 

I have another new release card to share with you so hope you'll check back in a couple days!

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Stamps:  Parrot Play (Doodle Pantry)
Paper/Cardstock:  Canson Watercolor Paper, 90 lb., Red Riding Hood, Green Galore (SU!)
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities; Leaves by Marianne Designs
Coloring Medium:  SU! markers and water pen
Size:  9" x 4.25" (fits legal sized envelope)

Sunday, September 04, 2011

SSIC - Use Quiet Colors

Good morning and happy Labor Day weekend!  *Ü*  Yesterday my girls went to a super fun place up on the mountain with their aunt and uncle.  They had Alpine Sledding (bobsledding), bungee jumping and zip-lining, while my husband and I stayed home cleaning the garage and taking more boxes to the storage shed.  We are remodeling the garage into a big bedroom for the girls.  It's getting there!  *Ü* 
So today's card is for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, which is hosted by Peggysue who shares this verse:  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 "Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we told you before.12 In this way you will win the respect of those who are not believers, and you will not have to depend on anyone for what you need."

The challenge is to use Quiet Colors ~ nothing bright, use calm beiges, tans, earthy colors.

As some of you may know, I'm a church secretary and my boss (the pastor) is ministering in Zimbabwe for 2 months, so we have men from the congregation taking turns preaching each Sunday.  I wanted to send a T.Y. to each one during the week following their turn.  Diane Noble posted this card the other day which used a verse that I thought was perfect for what I was needing, so I printed the same verse and whipped up these four cards ~ Thank You Diane for your inspiration *Ü*
Here’s a closer look:
I hope you’ll pop on over to the challenge blog and give it a try!! 
One player will win a $15 Gift card to Clear Dollar Stamps Store!!
 Bee creative...Ink Something!

Stamps:  none
Paper:  Prima
Dies: Spellbinders
Sketch:  my own
Size:  5.5" x 4.25"

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Whimsy and Stars Studio DT

Happy Thursday... and Happy first day of September!!  (Well, in a couple hours it will be!)  *Ü*  I've got exciting news on top of exciting news!!  *Ü*  First of all, I was recently asked by Mabelle of Whimsy and Stars Studio if I'd like to join her Fall/Winter Design Team and I jumped right on board!  I first saw her digis over at CDAC and fell in love with them!  Thank you so much Mabelle for this opportunity to work with your fabby digis and work alongside you and the rest of the very talented team for these next few months (my favorite months of the year)! *Ü*

Secondly... we are gearing up for a Super Cute FALL RELEASE coming on September 6th!!
So today we get to share some SNEAK PEEKS of what's to come on the 6th, and let me tell you... FALL is in the air... and I am sure you will FALL in love with these cuties like I did  *Ü*   Ok, nuff cheese for today??  Heehee... let's get on with my first card!

I’ve created this center step card using Alex Pumpkin.
These cards are so fun to make... adds a bit of surprise to your recipient... and they fold flat for mailing in envies! 
I colored my image with Copics.  The papers I used were from my Key Ingredients kit months ago and I added machine stitching on all my panels.  I couldn't resist adding the fence border... just brought the scene together *Ü*
Be sure to stop by the Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog to see more sneaks today.  I will have more cuteness to share on Sept. 6th so hope you'll come back to see!!  

If you're on Facebook, and you're a member of Whimsy and Stars Studio Group, you can grab FREEBIES every now and then (we've had 2 freebies in the last couple weeks!) and share your cards! 

Feel free to visit the rest of the team for details on their creations! 

Here’s the new team for Fall/Winter:
Returning Whimsy and Stars DT:

Stamps:  Alex Pumpkin by Whimsy and Stars Studio
Paper:  Key Ingredients by Taylored Expressions
Coloring Medium:  Copics
Punches/Die Cuts:  Fence border punch by Martha Stewart
Size:  5.5”