Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DTC39 ~ Winter Dazzling Diamonds


Hello everyone!! It's time for another Digital Tuesday Challenge!! This week Michelle R. is our hostess.
Our challenge: To see winter scene images using lots of Dazzling Diamonds for snow.
Our sponsor this week is Soft Pencil. The winner of this week challenge will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to spend on Soft Pencil images. Be sure to check out the post on the challenge blog!
For my card I used a pre-colored image, Catchin' Flakes, from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. I simply added lots of glittery snow to it!
Other items used on this card include: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dress It Up Glitter Dots, Glittery Silver Wire, Glittery RicRac, May Arts Ribbon, Let It Snow from the Baby It's Cold Outside Set by The Rubber Cafe.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be posting a blog candy offering this week....so be sure to check back!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Warm Wishes!

Today's card is the *dark chocolate* version of yesterday's card! I used some Chocolate Truffle cardstock from Archiver's along with Kraft and white for a warm wishes card!

I used the Allegro Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug on the Kraft for background interest. I used the Snowflakes Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug on the white cardstock. Ribbon is lucious one inch satin ribbon by May Arts that I purchased from Barb at Embellish-Online.com.

Warm Wishes is stamped on a Fancy Tag Nestabilitie which is popped up on foam tape.

Warm wishes to each of you who stops by each day to take a peek at what I've been up to. An extra *hug* to those who take time to leave a comment, follow or subscribe to this blog. I will be offering up some blog candy soon to usher out 2009 and welcome in 2010!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 38 ~ Let It Snow!


Happy Winter and welcome to Digital Tuesday Challenge #38! It's my week to host our challenge!

My challenge to you is to Let it SNOW! Your card must have lots of snowflakes....digital, buttons, brads or punches...don't worry, you won't have to shovel! Just remember to use a digital image in your submission and post to Mr. Linky on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog!

Our sponsor this week is Dustin Pike who is offering up 3 FREE DIGIS to one lucky challenge participant!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with! It is so inspiring to see what everyone comes up with!
For my card this week I used a pre-colored image by Fred, She Said Digital Designs. It is from her new Christmas Rose set! I love the ease of using these images, and they come out just beautiful on matte photo paper! I went with an all white theme and it is just gorgeous!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Embellish-Online Always Springtime!

Today I'm posting for Embellish-Online.com! Barb is carrying the fun Cosmo Cricket line Jolly by Golly, and it is so fun! I paired it up with a fun digital Snopal image from Ildi, which I colored with my Copic Markers and then glittered with Art Institute's Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.

I layered the Snowpal on a layer I ran through Cuttlebug's Herringbone Embossing Folder. I embellished the card with a strip of birdies that I cut from designer paper. I used one for the center of my Nestibilitie Snowflake as well. I layered my snowflake on a Bling Blossom from Imaginisce...it's fun since it's fuzzy!

The sentiment is from Stampin Up! ....2001. It's an oldie, but a goodie! Perfect for this card I thought! The final embellishment is some tiny snowflakes from Dress It Up!

Thanks for popping by, hope this little card made you grin! Don't forget to take a minute to treat yourself....Barb has some awesome sales and the new BasicGrey Sugar Rush Collection in the store to tempt you! Have fun shopping...and tell her I sent ya!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fred, She Said ~ Happy Anniversary

Check out this gorgeous new Christmas Rose set by Tracey at Fred, She Said Digital Designs! This image come pre-colored as well as just the outline...this happens to be the pre-colored version. I shaded the edges of the floral piece with Copic E42 and hand cut the image so I could have the center of the circle open to see the Cuttlebug Music Embossing. I colored the circle itself with YR23 and the Gold Copic Spica pen. I also highlighted the yellow in the floral spray with the gold as well.

Happy Anniversary is from Peddler's Pack and is stamped on a Nestabilities Fancy Tag. Snowflake punches are Martha Stewart, glitter dots are Dress It Up! and photo corners are by Stampin Up!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 37


Hello and welcome to another fun Digital Tuesday Challenge! Maria is our hostess for this week! Her challenge this week: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Make a BIRTHDAY something! You may use any company image as long as it's digital!

We have a wonderful new sponsor this week, Ildi Co!
Their images are just delightful and they were so gracious as to allow
the DT to play with a few of them so you could see some samples!
Be sure to check out the challenge blog for info on how you can play along!

I used this adorable image: Snopal Flowers....I just loved her carrying a big birthday bouquet!

I matched her up with BasicGrey's Nook and Pantry Collection as well as American Craft's LetterBox Collection papers, Flair Adhesive Badges, May Arts Ribbon, Copic Markers, Nestabilities Snowflake and SU! Photo Corner Punch! Happy Birthday is a stamp by Love You To Bits.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cheer from The Rubber Cafe!



Here is a fun card with images from The Rubber Cafe that captures the wonder of the season! The kids in Christmas Cheer set are all dressed up in glitter. Winter Wonder comes from the Seasons set. I've been lovin' these images....so fun and festive!

This is the scanned music again distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks and tearing which I used as my background panel for the carolers. The carolers are done with the glitter and acetate technique. For their faces I colored some white paper with Copics in EOO and used Glossy Accents to adhere it to the back of the acetate so they didn't have glittery faces!

Other items on this card are Cuttlebug's Snowflake Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Snowflake and Nestabilities Fancy Tag dies. Faux stitching and distressing finished off my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Eskimo Kisses from Embellish-Online.com!



Sometimes its fun to do no stamping...and just let the paper shine! These cards feature paper from the BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses Collection! I kept the embellishments to a minimum...just adding some May Arts white velvet ric rac, snowflake Cuttlebug embossing, Nestabilities snowflakes and some Art Institute Glitter. These make for some winter cards that can be used for anything!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Hang In There!

Sometimes you have one of those days....and all you can do is Hang In There! This is Swinging Martin by Stamp Shoppe Creations, and he's hanging onto some pretty floral felt ribbon.
The designer papers, flowers, copic markers and sizzix die are all available at the Stamp Shoppe!
If you are in the area or are up for a road trip....this little shop is a stamper's dream!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Wonderland in Blue!

This card is so pretty and fresh ~ goes well with the sub-zero temps we have here following our blizzard! This is one more Emma and the Chickadee image from Fred, She Said Digital Designs! It is a pre-colored image....so of course when I print out the sheet of four....it's just so easy to whip up a card! This one took me about 10 minutes!

Other items on this card include:
~Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
~Dress It Up! Glitter Dots
~Nestabilities Fancy Tags
~Warm Wishes; Come Clean Designs
~Scanned sheet music
~Misc. Designer Paper

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blitzen Shops!


Here is another adorable Blitzen card for Stamp Shoppe Creations!
She is so fun to color with Copic Markers! I again combined the image with the Polar Expressions Collection from Imaginisce.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Exhausted Blitzen

This image makes me giggle! Sometimes you just have one of those days....and today was one for me....couldn't wake UP!

Exhausted Blitzen and Seasons Greetings are by Stamp Shoppe Creations. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I used a strip of a Cuttlebug's Seasons Greetings Embossing folder to add some snowflakes. Designer Paper is by Imaginisce and is the Polar Expressions line. Flower is by Making Memories.


Digital Tuesday 36 ~ Winter Wonderland


Today's Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog Challenge is Lorraine's....Christmas Song. We were to make a card based on a christmas carol or psalm. Our sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis who is offering 5 free digis to a randomly selected challenge participant....so be sure you check out the challenge blog for what you need to do!!

I chose Winter Wonderland as my carol which I distressed with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans and Broken China inks. I used Winter Emma and the Chickadee from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. This is a pre-colored image...and it is so beautiful! I cut the image out and popped it up on foam tape.

Several SU! products include cardstock, designer paper and photo corner punch. I used Cuttlebug's Textile Embossing Folder on the photo corner. Swirls are Sizzix Scribbles Swirls. The snowflakes are Nestabilities Create A Flake One and is new to me....I'm in love!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Challenge 71 ~ Comfy and Cozy




Here are three fun cards I made for today's Friday Challenge at Embellish-Online.com, where today's challenge was mine!
Challenge: Comfy and Cozy
Details: Create a project using velvet or other cozy material somewhere on it! Think ribbon, material or anything else that gives a warm and fuzzy feel!
I used the fun winter collection from Imaginisce called Polar Expressions. The papers are fun with dashes of sky blue and dark chocolate mixed in! I used the fun Polar Fleece pieces for my card focals.
Other things I used include Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Dress It Up glitter dots, SU! word slit punch, Warm Wishes from Come Clear Designs.
I'd love to see your cozy cards!!! Link them here or better yet in our gallery HERE.



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Of My Favorite Things

Two of my favorite things....Fred, She Said Digital Designs and The Rubber Cafe! ....snowflakes and glitter! ....copics and cuttlebug!

This card uses a freebie from Fred, She Said Digital Designs, but be sure to check out all of her new images too....they are so sweet! I colored the snowflake with Copic Markers.

The glitter and acetate border is a fun new stamp from The Rubber Cafe! I've been on a roll with glitter and acetate lately, but it's just so much fun with snowflake images! Melissa has a fun winter collection just out too....I just had to use another lab....isn't he fun?!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 35 ~ Emma in the Snow!


Welcome to another Digital Tuesday challenge. It's my Lora's turn to host this week.
Her challenge for you this week is "Christmas Sparkle". We want to see what you use to make your Winter cards sparkle.

Our sponsor this week is Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil who is offering the winner 3 of her images. If you haven't checked out her work yet, you are in for a real treat!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is make a card/project using at least one digital image and include something that sparkles or shines. You may combine challenges but your card/project must be new (not shown before on your blog.
See all the rules and Mr. Linky HERE.

My card this week uses an image from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. This new image is called Emma The Snow Angel. I love it....maybe because I can see my daughter plopping down in the snow and doing this in her little pink coat! Tracey has so many fun new images....and now you can get 10% off over $10, 20% off over $20 ALWAYS :) For snow I used some Faux Flower Soft...it has glitter in it....so it looks like real fluffy snow!

I colored the image with Copic Markers. If you're in the market for these, check out Barb's awesome sales at Embellish-Online.com this week...combined with the free shipping and frequent buyer programs, you have got yourself a DEAL! The yummy velvet ric rac is from May Arts and can also be purchased there.