Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog Hop - Puppy Love

Welcome to the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and One Crazy Stamper blog hop!  The design teams of both have combined to showcase these adorable images today!  If you have arrived from Pam's blog, you are right on track! 

 **Please make sure to hop through the entire list of participants since we will be giving away some super cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to random commenters on the DT member's blogs! And be sure to become a follower of the OCS blog, we will be posting winners of the blog hop candy on the OCS blog, Dec 4th!
If you need to start at the beginning of the hop, the first stop is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog.
I received these images from the Kraftin Kimmie November release, from Canine Capers #1! 

I colored the images with the Copic Markers shown below:
I fussy cut my image and piared it up with KaiserCraft's Bubblegum Hills Collection.

My only embellishment other than designer papers was a Candi to anchor my sentiment tag and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Your next hippety-hop stop is Kerry's blog.

Snowflakes!

Ok....so it's *that time of year* when if summer can't stay and the skies are gray it might as well SNOW!
...at least if everyone is safely tucked in their homes and there is a warm pot of soup and some relaxing to be done! 

Today's card for iCopic features the Snowflakes set from Wild Rose Studio.  I stamped these gorgeously detailed snowflakes with Color Box Chalk Ink and framed them with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punch set.    I added some touches of pearlescent glitter to the frame and the stamped snowflakes.

The designer paper is from Prima Marketing.  You can check out all of the fabulous 6x6 designer paper pads in the iCopic store.  There are a mere 74 6x6 pads...plus the other sizes!  ...something for you to do safe from your spot in front of the fire!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Glittered Frame Winter Card

This is my second post today...so scroll for more inspiration!
I had fun embellishing the Fred, She Said Paper Pricking Frame for my shaker card last week...and here I glittered it up a bit and framed the pre-colored Winter Emma and the Chickadee!  I popped up the frame with foam tape for some added dimension!

I paired it with some glitter-embellished designer paper from my stash and some Martha Stewart snowflake punches and Candi! 

A Touch of Green for Digital Tuesday!

This is one of two posts today....so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
It's time for a new Digital Tuesday Challenge...and today we're looking for a touch of GREEN! 

I went with Designed2Delight's Christmas Snowman image and used green and white as my main card colors. 

I created a little shaker box using the Holiday Circle Labels as my frame.

Finishing touches on my card include a Sizzix embossing folder, SU/Sizzix Snowflake Dies, Candi and green bakers twine. 

Copic Markers: E47, E44, YG67, YG17, R29, YR16, Y38, Y17, B0000.
Be sure to stop by the Digital Tuesday Blog for the challenge rules and PRIZE information!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Loves to Knit!

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

....Ellie that is!!  Ellie Loves to Knit is the name of this cute stamp set from Your Next Stamp.  You can check out all of the new winter images at One Crazy Stamper!

I chose my colors from the sheet of Bo Bunnydesigner paper from the A Gift of Love collection.  The Copic markers I used are pictured below:
I fussy cut my image an mounted it with foam tape.  I used some Martha Stewart snowflake punches and embellished them with Candi. 

Other items on this card are a metal embossed sticker strip and an edge punch.
Warm Winter Wishes!!

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
This card is for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and features the Clearly Beautiful Holly and Berries set and the First Day of Christmas image. 

I used some gorgeous My Mind's Eye paper for the base of my card, love the glittered element.  I colored the image with Copic Markers: E47, E44, E43, E42, YG63, YG61 and fussy cut it.

The sentiment is stamped and distressed with Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  My snowflakes are punches/dies on coated ivory papers.

The final embellishment is a strip of honeycomb paper which I attached to my card as a ruffle.

Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear blog each Monday to see what the design team has been up to....lots of inspiration there!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Merry Mallows!

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

I love this fun new winter image from Studio313 available at McMahon Five Designs!  It is called Merry Mallows...and is perfect for the hot chocolate/cappuchino lovers in your life!

I used the SCS Color Challenge this week, and colored my image with the Copic markers shown below:

Other products on this card:  Sparkle and Sprinkle Twinking Clouds Glitter Flock, Candi, Martha Stewart Snowflake punches, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder. 

Rubber Cafe - Stocking

This is one of Two Posts today...so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
This week's challenge at the Rubber Cafe is *stocking.* 

I decided to go simple vintage for my card.  I grabbed a stocking template off of the internet and printed it out on some designer paper from My Mind's Eye.

I stamped the image with  Pattern Royale and then cut it out.  I ran the stocking through my Xyron machine and then applied You're So Fine Diamond Clear Glitter.

I also applied the glitter around the card panel and on the embossed stocking cuff.  I used a piece of Candi to *hang* my stocking.

I used the sentiment from the Warm Wishes set.

Other  card details:  Clound 9 Designer paper, Prima Lace and Pearls, Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Storytime Inspired Winter Card!

This is my THIRD post today....so be sure to scroll for lots more inspiration!
This card features Fred She Said digital images...Emma the Caroler, who is a pre-colored image and the Paper Pricking Frame which I fussy cut to form the frame of my shaker card box.

I decided she needed some real snow...and this turned out very adorable.  I embellished my card with a few clear gems, Martha Stewart punched snowflakes, SU! photo corner punches and Cuttlebug's Textile embossing folder. 

I love how the snowflake dots are mimicked in the designer paper...how fun is that?! 

Christmas Puppy ~ Designed2Delight!

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

I chose some fun festive designer paper from my stash and colored my image with the Copic markers below:

I added some Diamond Glaze to the ornaments for some added pop.   The border is a snowflake border punch by Martha Stewart embellished with Candi!  A touch of green/white baker's twine and a SU! snowflake die finish my card!

Be sure to swing by the store to see all of the new winter images....and the Designed2Delight blog to see the images in action!

Snowflakes in the Moonlight

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
What a fun verse today from Our Craft Lounge's White Christmas set!  

I stamp the image on ivory coated paper and embellished my card with snowflake punches, nail heads and Candi.

The corners of my card are a cutting/folding stencil...I'm guessing it might be by Lace'.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Reindeer Pair ~ Peaceful Season

Today's card is very clean and simple....seemed to fit this Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp perfectly!
The image is called Reindeer Pair and is colored with Copic Markers:  E43, E42, E41, BG0000, BG10.
I accented the snowflakes with a Baby Blue Copic Spica Glitter Pen as well.

Peaceful Season is a sentiment in the new Clearly Beautiful Victorian Ornaments set.    This card follows the Prickly Pear Sketch Challenge this month...I flipped things around a bit to fit my image to the sketch. 

Designer paper is from Bo Bunny's Gift of Love collection and is paired with some dark grey metallic cardstock and sheer ribbon.

Be sure to check out the Prickly Pear Challenge....there are prizes to be won by a lucky participant! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You So Much and CropStop Design Team Call!

Today's CropStop Challenge was to make a thank you card or layout.  I decided to go with the card.

I used the Sizzix Branches, Swirls and Ribbons embossing folder on kraft as my base.  I embellished my card with a strip of glittered designer paper and some vintage lace. 

I added some glittered flock to some Scor Tape to frame my paper panel.  I punched snowflakes with various Martha Stewart punches on coated paper.  The snowflakes are embellished with Candi and some twine.

*********CROP STOP CREATIVE TEAM 2012*********


CropStop is looking for 2 committed team members to bring inspiration and creativity to our site through card and layout projects.


The Creative Team call is open to all. We welcome international submissions.
The Creative Team term is February 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012
Deadline for submission is December 31, 2011


PLEASE SUBMIT to Cropstop@cropstop.com
Name
Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Link to your blog
List of current and/or past Design/Creative Team positions (Team experience is not required)


Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a part of our team in a paragraph or two.


Send a total of 3 projects that best display your crafting style.


We reserve the right to share your submissions in our Crop Stop Gallery even if your are not invited to join our Creative Team. Please be sure you are sending projects that you are willing to share with others.


As a Crop Stop Creative Team member you will be responsible for creating 4-5 projects every other month for use in our CropStop Challenge Blog. (Subject to change depending on number of members)


Submit all work on time to be used on the Crop Stop Sketch Challenge Blog and participate on the blog as required.


Post projects on your personal blog and link products used from the Crop Stop Store.


Work with other Creative Team Members to help promote the Crop Stop Store.


Register on the Crop Stop Forum (to be used for Creative Team communication)


You may be asked to send in physical projects for use in our exhibition booths.


Creative Team Members will receive a fantastic discount as compensation along with occasional free product to be used on projects.


The Crop Stop Creative Team Blinkie for blogs and signatures.


More details will follow upon being invited to join our Creative Team


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our Craft Lounge ~ Thank You Challenge

This card is for Our Craft Lounge's Challenge...which is OCL93 - Be Thankful.  Be sure to check it out there are prizes to be won for a lucky participant!

I chose to go with images from the Autumn Garden set. 
I couldn't resist some fussing cutting on this...the fence is colored and cut out and popped up on foam tape.
I colored and cut out the scarecrow and sunflowers and placed them behind the fence.  The fence door opens to reveal the scene beyond!

I had to add a bird to the fence with a glue dot.  Love that he is demensional and you can see his shadow on the card!
Finally, the card is colored with the Copic markers shown above. 

Other items include misc ribbon and some vintage lace.

Pickle With Present ~ iCopic

Today's card is for iCopic.com and is by Wild Rose Studio, called Pickle with Present.  I combined the image with several glittered designer papers...of which there are MANY in the store!

I colored my image with the following Copic Markers: R29, R27, G07, YG17, YG07, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, YR16, Y38.  The present is accented with a Green Spica Glitter Pen.

Other embellishments include: sizzix snowflake dies, Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punches, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, glittery flock, satin ribbon and a pearl.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sparkle and Shine ~ Vintage

Happy Tuesday!  Today's Digital Tuesday Challenge is Sparkle and Shine. 

I chose to go with a McMahon Five Design Vintage image called Happy Holiday Puppy.

I have some glitter accents on the blue designer paper as well as my snowflakes which are punched/die cut out of some coated ivory cardstock.  My final shiny touch is the pearl accents on each snowflake.

I colored my image with Copic markers: R39, R37, E47, E44, YG95, YG93, E43, E42, B00.

Be sure to stop by the Digital Tuesday Blog to see the challenge rules and PRIZE info!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall Card Duo ~ Your Next Stamp!

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

For my One Crazy Stamper post today I'm sharing some images from Your Next Stamp.  My first card features the Happy Fall Tree image.
My second card features the Fall Fun Bear image. 

I used the following Copic markers:  E59, E57, YR14, YR24, E41, E42, R39, R37, YG67, YG17.

Lora has some fabby sales going on...check them out!

Once A Year...

This is one of TWO posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
Happy Monday!  It's time for another Prickley Pear creation...and this one features three of their red rubber images.

I stamped the Retro Holiday Tag in Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut out the center to create the window for my mini shaker box!

I colored Ellie Small with the following Copic Markers:  R39, R37, B97, B95, B93, B0000, E43, E42.

I stamped the verse Play and Make Good Cheer on the Cosmo Cricket Be Good Ornaments designer paper. 

Snowflake embellishments are a mixture of punches and dies on various coated papers. 

Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear Blog today to see what the other girls came up with!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Gift Set ~The Rubber Cafe


Here I am with another card set for The Rubber Cafe...today's set is a boxed set of A2 cards. I followed the tutorial on SCS for the A2 Card Box.

My first card features the Winter Bird image which I colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut.  I layered it on a Spellbineer's Beaded Circle and embellished it with some embossing folders and snowflake punches. 

My second card features images from the Christmas Tidings set.  I added a ribbon rosette, some gems and some glaze to the holly berries.
My third card features another image from the Christmas Tidings set.  I added some You're So Fine Diamond Clear Glitter.
My fourth card features the Pine Wreath which I colored and fussy cut.  I layered it onto Spellbinder's Labels Three.

And finally, here is the gift box with the cards/envelopes enclosed.  I stamped the cardstock with the Pine Bough image which I inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

Copic Markers: R89, R29, YG67, YG17, Y38, Y35, Y32, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, W7, W5, W3.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Visions of SugarPlums...

Today's card for iCopic is with Greeting Farm's  Fancy Anya dreaming of Sugarplums!  I colored her with the following Copic Markers: R89, R29, Y35, Y21, Y11, E31, E11, E02, E00.

I used some fabulously glittered designer paper to echo her sweet dreams!   I use a sentiment from SP & Co's Ultimate Sentiments II set. 

I'm in the midst of reorganizing the craft room....fun mess to make while the men are off playing in the woods!  Happy Weekend!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fred, She Said Blog Hoppin!

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Christmas/Winter Blog Hop!  This hop is sponsored in part by CropStop!

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PRIZES: 3 random winners. 1 winner for each prize below:
$30 GC for www.cropstop.com
$30 GC for Fred She Said
$30 GC for Fred She Said

SECRET phrase is in play, collect each word/s from each hop stop. Entry instructions will be at the FSS Challenge BLOG. Entries will be accepted for 2 weeks - until Friday December 2nd midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday December 3rd.

The Hop Starts HERE.
If you have arrived from Vicki's blog, you are right on track!

I went with a clean and simple card featuring images from the Christmas Poinsettia Lantern set.
I printed the script images and then I overprinted the lantern image.  This gave me the beautifully pre-colored background and candle glow.  I then fussy cut a lantern and applied it over the *scripted* lantern...this adds a touch of dimension to the card. 

Finishing touches were photo corners embossed by the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, some Martha Stewart Snowflake punches and gems/pearls.

The word you are collecting from me is SEASON!
Your final stop on the hop is the FSS Challenge Blog       

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inky Antics Blog Hop ~ Holiday Card Pouch

This is my second post today, so be sure to scroll down for more inspiration!

Welcome to Inky Antic’s Homemade Holiday Gifts Blog Hop!  You are in the right place if you've hopped here from Trudy's blog.  If not, be sure to start at the beginning of the hop to get some Homemade Holiday Gift ideas!
I used Penguin's Pal HoneyPop Clear set, Ornament Birdy Honey Pop Clear Set and a peppermint candy stamp from the Candy Cane Reindeer Clear set to create this project, which you can find on this page: http://www.inkyantics.com/november2011hop.htm


I chose to make the Card Pouch that is found in the tutorial section of SplitcoastStampers.


Supplies/Cost:

1 sheet of 12x12 paper (minimal)
2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper (minimal)
Scor Tape (minimal)
1 embossing folder (approx $5)
1 punch for the handle (or cut with a knife - FREE)
1 package of Candi ($3.99 gives you about 400 embellishments - or use a hole punch FREE)
4 white envelopes (minimal)
3 sheets of white cardstock (minimal)
1 length of ribbon (minimal)
1 bit of Honey Comb Pad for tree ($5.95 for a whole pad)
pearl glitter (minimal)
Nail Heads ($2.99)
1 edge punch (approx $15 ~ or use decorative scissors for less cost)

Total: $32.93  however you will have an embossing folder and punch to keep for yourself!

Adjusted Total: $12.93  however you will have plenty of Candi and Honeycomb pads left for additional projects!

ReAdjusted Adjusted Total: $2.99 for the nailheads which you could omit!

So now you see how I justify, justify, justify!  The cost is minimal if you look at it my way!


These are the four adorable cards that are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.  I made coordinating envelopes using another SCS tutorial.

My envelope flaps are stamped tone on tone with the ornament stamps.  I colored parts of the images with white color pencil and then erased for a subtle white accent. 

Other details you may not have noticed: 
*There is a tiny strip of glitter along the scalloped pieces as well as the narrow border on the envelope...a very fun and inexpensive touch!
*The candy pieces are stamped in red ink and then coated with a glassy glaze/crystal effects so they shine!
*Faux stitching on the candy panels to frame them.
*Penguin images popped up on foam tape.
*I used an embossing folder to decorate my pouch...once purchased, cheaper than buying designer paper!
The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, November 20th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won!

Your next stop will be Jovi’s blog.  Enjoy!
Copic Markers: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R89, R29, B00, YG67, YG17, Y38

White Winter Wishes!

It's time for a new CropStop challenge!  This week the challenge was to make an all white card!
I always love all white cards....they are so pristine and pretty...like fresh fallen snow!

I decided to make some ribbon rosettes with the May Arts Sheer with Ruffle Edge and the Sheer Satin Edged Ribbons.  You can use a Gluber and simply wrap your ribbon from the outside edge in, crimping and pleating as desired.  Each ribbon has it's own personality as you can see on these rosettes.

Other items on this card are the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder.  I think this was one of my first embossing folders ever....but it's still fun on snow cards!  I stamped my verse on a Spellbinders' Fancy Tags Two die. 

Be sure you check out our challenge...each week CropStop gives away a nice prize to a random participant.  We'd love to see your all white card!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

iCopic: Mia With Candy!

Check out this little cutie I colored up for iCopic!  It's Mia With Candy from Wild Rose Studio.  I added some Diamond Glaze to her candy cane and berries and some white flocking to her hat! 

I colored her with the Copic Markers below:

Other items on this card include baker's twine, Prima Crystals, Marvy punches, Sizzix Embossing Folder and Dovercraft Let It Snow collection.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumn Mums ~ Designed2Delight!

This is the second post today....so scroll down for some more inspiration!
I couldn't let fall get by me without coloring up this Autumn Mum image from Designed2Delight.

I colored the image with the Copic Markers shown below:
I framed my image with Spellbinders Labels Three Dies, the larger of which I glittered with Art Institute's Ultra Fine Twig Opaque Glitter.   I fussy cut the image and popped up the smaller of the Labels Three die cuts.

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart Flower Border Punch and aged copper brads to finish my card.

Digital Tuesday Christmas Time Challenge!

Happy Tuesday!  It's been a while since I've shared some Fred She Said projects on my blog, so today my Digital Tuesday Challenge card for our Christmas Time challenge features Tracey-Lynn's new Christmas Poinsettia Lantern Set. 

This is a pre-colored image which I used Martha Stewart's Punch Around The Page punches to frame.  I placed a slightly smaller black panel behind the image top pop the image and the lacey border a bit.
I used SU!'s embossing folder to mimic my poinsettia in the image.  A few Martha Stewart snowflakes are dressed up with some white Candi to finish my card.

We hope you can play along with our challenge....be sure to check out all of the details on the Digital Tuesday Blog!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Swiss Pixie ~ Violet With Key and Guest Design Team Call!

This is one of two posts today, so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!

This card is for One Crazy Stamper and features the Swiss Pixie ~ Violet With Key image from CC Designs.  

I colored her with the following Copic Markers:  W7, W5, W3, W1,R89, R29, R22, R21, Y35, Y21, E35, E31, E02, E00.

I framed her on the Spellbinders Beaded Oval Die that has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Victoria Embossing Folder. 

Other elements on the card include May Arts Velvet RicRac, Martha Stewart Border Punch and Stampendous heart stickers.

****GUEST DESIGN TEAM MEMBER CALL***************

OCS is a Canadian store and we'd love some Canadian gals guest design with us.

Guest Designers term is for 1 month. Available dates are Dec 2011-May2012

Requirements:
2 projects featuring products sold in the OCS store. One project must fit our monthly challenge theme.

Benefits:
You will enjoy a 25% discount at the One Crazy Stamper store.
OCS guest designer Blinkie for your blog

To apply email Jacilynn at jacijangy at yahoo dot com with 2 samples of your work and your blog address.

Prickley Pear - Poinsettia Bunch

This is one of two posts today....so be sure to scroll for more inspiration!
It's Monday, and the Prickley Pear team is sharing some inspiration with you today....so be sure to check out the Prickley Pear Blog to see what we've all been up to this week!

I chose to color the new Poinsettia Bunch image with Copic Markers.  I went with R89, R29, YG97, YG95 for this card with a touch of Y38 in the centers of the flowers. 

I kept this card clean and simple, stamping the Poinsettia Postage in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The card base and mat are Chocolate Truffle.

The Spirit of Christmas image is stamped on the bottom in black ink.  I added some snowflakes embellished with Candi.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gift Box and Holiday Tag

This week's challenge on The Rubber Cafe's blog is to make Holiday gift wrapping and a tag.
I went with the SplitcoastStampers tutorial for a Treat Box Card.  This little goodie holds five Hershey's Nuggets and a tag.  Package it up in a cello bag and you have a fun little gift!

I used the following stamps: Christmas Tidings (Happy Holidays) and Ornamental Holiday (sentiment) and Winter Fun Labrador and Kitty.

You could just as easily tuck a gift card in with the tag...the options are endless!  I used the Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug on this project.

I modified the box a tad and added a snowflake border because I wanted to decorate it with Candi!
I used Spellbinders Dies and Copic Markers on my project:  W7, W5, W3, R89, R29, YG95, YG93.