Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet Baby Heart Box

Good morning!  It’s time for another Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge for this week!  Our hostess is Lovely Linda and her Scripture choice is Phillipians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  I encourage you to hop over to the DT blog to read her devotional. 

This week’s challenge:  Create a card/project true to your style - show us who you really are!

Oh boy!!  I was at a total loss when I read what the challenge was.  I thought, “Do I even have a ‘signature style’?”  I love both cutesy & elegant, & I love buttons, and pearls, flower soft and crocheted lace, twine, machine stitching, and use of Scripture in my projects… so I combined them all to make another heart-shaped ‘treasure’ box… this time for a baby! 

I also wanted to participate in this week’s Word Art Wednesday challenge which is to use this verse from I Samuel 1:27.  I printed the free digi art given, but it covered up too much of my DP, so I retyped it smaller.  The baby girl image is from Digi Doodle Shop, and their challenge is anything goes!  And the sheep is from the Critter Tops set from Doodle Pantry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Heart Candy Box

    Did you all see the fabulous heart box tutorial in the SCS Weekly Inkling? 
I just had to try it out today and I paired it with Doodle Pantry’s cute set,
Heart Sheep and the Hearts a Flutter digi paper.  *Ü*
I could have gone extra crazy by adding pearls between some of the hearts in the ribbon… but at some point ya just gotta say, “Enough already!!”  
It’s a good-size box that holds quite a few of these yummy candies!
I’m entering this into the following challenges:
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ (ha, my own challenge):  Make a ♥ stand out
Anything Goes Challenge:  To the One I Love
Craft Room Challenge:  Valentine’s
Oldie but Goodie CHallenge:  Must have a Heart (my oldie is digiset – 1 yr old)
Stamp-n-Doodle:  must have an animal (sheep)
Heartsong Inspirations:  Red & white and/or ribbon (I did both!)

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy SNAIL Mail ~ My DD’s New Digi Set

Isn’t this snail adorable??  It was drawn by my 13-year old daughter Carly for her new store, Carly’s Digi Shop.  She keeps pretty busy with school and after school activities, but on the weekends she loves to draw (she wants to be an artist when she “grows up”) and make up card sketches.  So I used her sketch at Sketches by Carly this week but turned it sideways.  Now she’s got a sample for her shop!  If any of you have cards made with her digis, please share a link with us and we’ll add it to the store as well.  *Ü*
This is a set of 7 digis, outline and colored version with sentiments, $2.50!
Hope you’ll join in the sketch challenge!!  It goes for 2 weeks, so will end Feb. 2nd and we have a fabulous sponsor once again… come check it out!  *Ü*
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

SSIC#123 - Let a Heart Stand out

Good morning!  It’s time for a new challenge at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ and I am your challenge hostess this week!  The Scripture I chose is Proverbs 3:3 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. "  And so my challenge is to make a heart stand out in your card or project.   You can read my devotional by hopping over to our Challenge Blog.  I went really simple this week for my card.  This is a stamp set I’ve had for about 1 year… I got it from Taylored Expressions for having been a Key Ingredients subscriber for a year.  But I hadn’t used it until yesterday.  Not sure why… it’s a very cute set.  Seems I’ve pretty much gone digital and most of my rubber stamps have been neglected. 
Anyways, I messed up and grabbed the wrong” sentiment… it was suppose to say under the “Thank You”, “From the bottom of my heart.”  But “how thoughtful of you” will do ;) 
Here’s an upclose shot to show the dazzling diamonds I added to the ♥s.
Hope you’ll join us for this challenge!  Have a wonderful week!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Minds Think Alike - M5D Release

Happy Thursday!!  Today’s another fun digi release at McMahon Five Designs!
I’ve used a new digi by Solocosmo called “Ferocious”… nah, they’re too cute to be ferocious eh?

Ferocious JPG and PNG

Come check out what the other M5D Girls created!!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Moonlit Wolf - a Doodle Pantry Release

Have you seen the new digi releases at Doodle Pantry yet?  They’re fantastic.  We also have our monthly challenge going on right now and everyone who enters WINS!  All you have to do is link up your creation using ANY Doodle Pantry image (lots of freebies HERE) and then you will be emailed a new release digi set complimentary for playing along!!  How cool is that?!! 
I use the Wolf set to make a masculine card for my boss’ birthday.  To get the moon and the glow around him I brought the non-colored digi into photoshop and created my background, leaving the wolf white so I could color him with Copics.  And since I’m all out of grey Copics I used several browns and a flesh tone to color him up.  That’s all I got for today.  Thanks for stopping by!!
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

SSIC #122 – Something NEW and W.A.W.

Good morning!  Today I have 2 projects to share for the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge.  This first one is also for Word Art WednesdayThis first project is not a card… it’s actually 8x8” and I intend to put it into a shadow box frame and give as a wedding gift.   The Word Art this week is perfect for a wedding card or gift, anniversary or for scrapbooking those wedding photos!   It just so happens that a dear friend of our family is getting married March 3rd. 
Her wedding colors include Sage green and Eggplant purple.  
The sentiment is the FREE WORD ART given by WAW for their challenge.  And my image is called Meadows Sunset by McMahon Five Designs.  The lace is actually ivory, but looks white here due to all the distressing I did on the other pieces.  And my flowers are also from the fabulous super store, M5d!  *Ü* 
This project also fits the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge which is to use something new… it could be new crafting supplies, or for a new challenge etc.  Well I figured this is for a New marriage… a new beginning, and my flowers and key brad are new(ish). 
My 2nd card uses LOTS of things new.  This is a new digi released this week at McMahon Five Designs called Love Letter.  I combined it with an older digi called Floral Banner.  This paper pad is new in the store called Head Over Heals (by Lily Bee Designs) and the flower is Prima Flight of Fancy.
Hope you’ll join our challenges this week!  Word Art Wednesday ends Tuesday night and Stampin’ Sisters ends Saturday night.  Have a great week!
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Friday, January 13, 2012

U Stole My Heart - New M5D Release

Happy TGIF!!  It’s finally Friday once again and I have another new release from McMahon Five Designs to share.  This cute set is by Studio 313, called “Funny Little Things – You Stole My Heart”.  As you can see I used Carly’s Sketch once again --- there’s still ONE MORE WEEK to get in on this sketch!  We have a sponsor and some fabby DT inspiration, so hope you’ll hop on over and play along with us!!

I ran into a li’l snag while trying to color these up… I ran out of grey Copic marker… Grrr!  ;)   So I relied on my photoshop skills to color this up.  What do ya think? 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

SVG Shaped Card & M5D Release Day

Hi y’all … happy Thursday!!  Today’s our first digi and svg release of the new year at McMahon Five Designs as we’ve got bunches to share!!  I’ve made not one, but FOUR cards for this release, but I will show them to you over the next few days, although if you pop over to the DT blog you will get some sneak peeks of my cards *Ü*
For this card, I used the new SVG file to make a shaped card.   And the best part… it’s FREE this week!!  Not only does it come in SVG cutting file, but you can also get the DIGI FREE too!
I used my SCAL software and Cricut.  It cut beautifully!  I cut 3 of this file; two of the same size in black for my card base, and one slightly smaller in red for the front.  I stamped a pretty li’l flourish all over the red in classic red ink.  The red layer is pop dotted to the black card base and then I added white dots with a gel pen.  I tied a cute li’l heart charm using some striped twine and finished it off by adding a vintage Valentine image that I colored with Copics.   You can find this vintage clear stamp HERE.
What else is new??   We welcome a brand new artist for our D’Amour Allure line, Jeni Slack!  She’s also joining our DT so you’ll get to see her style and get to know her as an artist too!  Very cute stuff, so be sure to pop on over to the DT blog to see the new line and others… and there’s lots of eye candy from the Design Team that’s sure to please, so come on by  *Ü*

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #9 - Ruth 1:16

Hey there friends!!  I know this is only Tuesday… but actually I’m getting this one into a challenge that started LAST Wednesday and ends today.   My new bloggy friend and sister in Christ is running the Word Art Wednesday challenge where she gives you a Scripture (and offers a word art free digi to use!) … or you may use any other verse or inspiring quote in your project.  My card today uses her FREEBIE and I jazzed it up a li’l bit with some photoshop flourishes and a frame. 
This is a great verse, and actually came to mind this week when a friend tried out for the Spellbinders Design Team.  She made it past the first round with a gorgeous album!  But she didn’t end up making it on the team in the next round.  She has a great spirit though and knows that when God closes a door it’s for her good.  “Where He leads, I will follow.”  I know that God will open other doors for her when the time is right.  This is true for my own life as well. 
This Word Art challenge is open until tonight and then a new one starts tomorrow!  So hope you’ll pop over and play along! 
Word Art Wednesday
I also want to just mention that Word Art Wednesday is linking arms with Stampin’ Sisters in Christ and is considered our “Sister Site.”  We have the same goal, serve the same Master, but offer different crafting challenges based on Scripture.  Hope you’ll find time to join in with these challenges – you’re sure to make some wonderful Christian friends and take in lots of crafty tutorials, eye candy and even “take home” some freebies!! 
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Sunday, January 08, 2012

SSIC - Thinking of You Frieda

Happy Sunday wonderful bloggy friends!!  Well, yesterday I did a "sister challenge" with my sister Kathy and today I'm doing a challenge with my Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Our challenge is to create a "Thinking of You" card, and is based on Philippians 2:3-4, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Pop on over to read Peggysue's thoughts for the day and see the beautiful cards by the team.  

Our sponsor is The Craft's Meow, and so I've used Little Frieda's Daisy acrylic stamp for my "Thinking of You" card--and although this stamp comes with a "T.O.Y." sentiment, I used a "Smile" embellishment instead.  

Does this sketch look familiar?  Yep, I used my daughter's sketch of the week at Sketches by Carly again.  Love this sketch (good job Carly!!)  Her sketch ends Jan. 19th, so you have plenty of time to enter!  One player will win 7 Free digis from our sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps *Ü*

Happy Sunday and happy crafting!!

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Doodle Pantry Happy Birdie + a Sketch

Happy Saturday!!  Isn’t this birdie so cute?  Today my sister Kathy and I did a li’l “sister challenge” which was to use any Doodle Pantry image, along with the colors Blue, Green and Purple.  Be sure to hop over to her blog and see her super cute creation!! 

I used an “Oldie but Goodie” image called Happy Birdie (precolored version) and I added the newly released Winter Accessories which is perfect for so many of the Doodle Pantry animals!! 
I also followed my daughter’s sketch from this week—LOVE this sketch!!
You can use any vendor’s image for this challenge – our sponsor is Bugaboo!
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There’s also a challenge going on at Doodle Pantry as well, DPDC19… and all you need to do is Use ANY Doodle Pantry digital image to enter by Jan. 24th.  Everyone who enters will be emailed this fun new release, Workout Birdie:
Thanks for dropping by!!  Have a wonderful weekend *Ü*
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Vintage Valentine by D'Amour Allure

Good morning and happy Wednesday!!  Today I have a quick post to share a pretty vintage Valentine card.  This is the first time I tried leaving the image non-colored and just highlighting one piece (the ♥) with red sparkly gellyroll pen.  This stamp is called “My Sweet Valentine” and is from the D’Amour Allure line at McMahon Five Designs.  You can get just this stamp alone or buy a Valentine set of 4 stamps!  And I’m loving this pretty paper pad too—cute with a vintage flair.  It’s called “Head over Heals” by Lilybee Designs.
275t We’ve been on break at M5D but will be back with another fabulous release on January 12th (new releases every Thursday!)  And don’t forget to grab your BCA freebie to help us spread the word about breast cancer awareness.  Sue comes up with some really neat digis and offers them free to you each month!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Year... New Releases at Doodle Pantry

Happy New Year my bloggy friends!!
Are you excited for 2012?  Full of opportunities and blessings… chance for personal and spiritual growth … (hopefully not sideways growth!  LOL) … maybe some new crafting supplies you’ll collect this year,  ha!!   My girls have created a New Year’s Eve tradition a couple years ago and followed thru once again last night.  Can you guess what it is?  Let me give you a hint… staying up til midnight and watching the ball drop was NOT part of their agenda, lol.  It’s a contest between the two of them to see who can balance the couch pillows on their heads the longest… and this is while doing other things!!  The longest to date was Carly at an hour and a half.  They thought this up on their own and for SOME odd reason are totally amused by it.  I gave them one rule… DON’T TAKE IT IN THE BATHROOM!!  Lol.  They also love to watch the “Cutest pet of the Year” contest on t.v. (I ♥ watching it too)

So do you have any new year’s resolutions??  Mine is to get our garage turned into a bedroom.  We bought the building permit last year (6 mo.s ago),  took out the moving door and put up a permanent wall, added 2 windows where there was none before, and built up the floor.  We’re ready to put insulation in floor and walls and build a hallway wall.  My hubby is doing all the work himself instead of hiring out…. hoping to save some money in doing so.  And actually he DID have a li’l help from the girls and I – garage door demolition ; P  We’re really hoping to get it done by summer.  (wish us luck!!)  I have a few others, but this is the biggy for 2012. 

Okay… on to the real reason for my post today…
NEW RELEASE at Doodle Pantry today and it’s a biggy!!  So many cute and fabby digis—oooh, there’s even a vintage one—some colored digis and lots of cute digi papers.  You can see them all on the Doodle Pantry Blog today. 

In addition… there’s 4 new January release digi sets available for 50% OFF (but only thru tomorrow Jan. 2) Just enter RINGITIN in the coupon field at the bottom of your shop cart, and then click SUBMIT to see the discount apply.

Quirky Mouse + Winter Accessories + Digi Papers = a SQUEALY cute card!
For this card I used the Quirky Mouse and put a hat, mittens and scarf on him from the Winter Accessories set, as well as all the papers used on my card.  My DD Carly bought me a Cuttlebug embossing set (Animal prints) for Christmas, so I used one of those for the orange strip and sponged it with Marigold classic ink.  The snowflakes are Spellbinders and OH… do you see the shiny clear (actually kinda orange-ish) circles on there?  Those are stick-ons that I think used to be clear and kinda yellowed over time?  ; P   oops!
My second card uses the new colored version of Love Birdies (a previously released outline set).  I used another animal print embossing folder for my teal layer (I think it’s peacock feathers?) and added sparkly gold stitching.  Until I get the store links into this post, you can see ALL the new Releases HERE.
A New Challenge also begins today at Doodle Pantry!!  I know, I know… we changed the date again for that.  It will now (and for the rest of the year) begin on the first of each month, along with our New Releases!!  Everyone who plays using a Doodle Pantry image will receive a FREEBIE set of the month!

Many Blessings to you and yours in 2012!!
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