Monday, November 29, 2010

Follow Your Dreams

Happy Monday,

Well, at least it is for me...I'm off today! Yay!

There is a new challenge up over at Gingerloft Challenge . This week the theme is to use BOWS. Pretty easy, right? Go on over and upload a project. You can win a spot on the DT and a free image. Check it out here


For this card, I used the image named "Mermaid Scene" designed by Tami at Gingerloft. You can find the image here in the store I used copics to color her. Then I put a coat of Diamond Glaze on her tail and on all the fish to make them shiny. The "Fancy Flourishes" are from Sizzix.

That's all for today; I have to finish up some DT assignments!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Deck The Halls

Hi Everyone,

There is another great Unscripted Sketch up today. Some of my DT sisters found it a little hard to use. I thought it was one of the easier ones. LOL you never know what gets your mojo going!!

This image is Alison's newest $1.00 digi available for this week in Stretch N' Bubbles store here. It is named Star Ornament. Alison only keeps these $1.00 digis available for a short time, so get it while you can!

I paper pieced the image by printing it 3 times; once each on cream, green and burgundy CS. After piecing, I colored all the circles in with a Liquid Gold paint pen. I used Martha Stewart's gold glitter which is really, really glitzy (I love it!). The small snowflakes on the side were cut from Snowflake Frameabilities. The sentiment is from one of Studio G's $1.00 stamps.

Have a great weekend everyone. If you are in the northeast like me...


Friday, November 26, 2010

Feed The Birds

Hi Guys,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure did! But today I have to go to work for BLACK FRIDAY!!! At least I don't have to be there at 5 AM when the store opens. But anyway, it promises to be a very, very busy day at AC Moore. They are having some great door busters.

Anywho, if you are lucky enough not to have to work today, or are smart enough not to willingly enter the trenches, I hope you get to enjoy and relax and create a little.

This is one of the most adorable snowmen I've ever seen; don't ya think? He is named Feed The Birds and was designed by Alison over at Stretch N' Bubbles. You can find him here in the shop.

I bought one of these snow globes at my store for about $2.00. I colored the image with copics and cut it to fit the circle. It looks so cute in there. I think it will make a great add on gift for a friend or teacher or anyone you have to give a little gifty to.

Gotta go to work now!!! Have a great day.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Anniversay

Hi Everyone,

I made this slider card for my Niece and Nephew's anniversary. I just love using this technique. I always receive "squeals of joy" phone calls when the recipient opens the envelope and pulls up that tab. Of course, I always include a photo of them or their loved ones! It really is easy to make and has such a wow factor. You can find the tutorial for the slider card here on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used the new Unscripted Sketch this week for my layout design. Take time to go over and check out the talented DT and all the great projects they made this week.

Here is the sketch. Of course, we are Unscripted so you can turn it any which way to suit you.

Have a great day everyone. We are off to visit with my dearest friends living in New Jersey. We only see each other a few times a year so we have to cram all the laughter, fun, love and food into a few hours. By the time we leave our bellies are full and hurt from laughing so hard! I can't wait to get there~



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Square Snowman

Hi Everyone,

This is Squared Snowman. I really love this image. I made him quite large (for a 5" x 5" card) and printed him 3 times...once each on white cardstock, orange pattern and blue dot papers. Then I paper pieced the image which was really easy because of its large and simple design.

I used copic C's for some shadows and dimension. I added some flatback pearls and stickles for a little glitz. The snowflakes are from Cricut's Accent Essentials cart.

Squared Snowman is available in the Stretch N Bubbles store here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Cards

Happy Monday,

I mentioned that I had to demo at work (AC Moore) on Saturday. Here are a few of the cards I made for the demonstration. The top one in red and the white one below was made using Tim Holtz's embossing folders and core'dinations paper. These were a big hit! Customers that had never been exposed to The Cuttlebug or Sizzix...were just wowed! The sanding of the raised images just delighted them. Funny, I get pumped each time I turn someone new onto scrapping, stamping or paper crafting.

This white card is so simple, yet elegant -- I love it. I will be making many of these to give to my friends this holiday.

The next three cards were made with The Cricut Christmas Card Cartridge. I was not really impressed with this cart. It is very limited in choices and designs. It was nice to play with, but I would not put this one on my wish list...IMHO very unexciting cart.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Exciting News

Happy Sunday Everyone,
My exciting news is that I have been invited to be a member of the new design team over at GingerLoft. Tami is the owner and designer of some very wonderful digi stamps.

Tami has started a challenge blog, too. This week the design teams enters at Challenge # 6 and it is all about The Great Outdoors. I would love if you would go over and check out Tami's site and all the other fabulously talented dt members.

This image is named Woodland Snowman and can be found here. Isn't he just adorable?? I colored him with copics and added stickles to his broom and scarf. I also stickled the adorable bunny and birds to give them some glitz. I did some faux stitching on the dp under the snowman.
We are having some wonderfully warm weather here in New York this weekend, so I am going to take advantage and go out with my hubby. Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Unscripted Saturday

Hi All,

Happy Saturday! I have to run off to work today (A.C. Moore) to demo Cricut, Martha Stewart and Tim Holtz's new embossing folders, so this will be a short post.

There is a new sketch up at Unscripted Sketches. Go on over and check out the great projects the DT made this week.

Be sure to check back tomorrow because I have a happy announcement to make.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dollar Digis

Hi All,
Well, I am back from vacation. We had a wonderful time!! The weather in Florida was not exactly great, but I didn't care because I am not a sun worshipper (like my husband!) We spent time with our kids and family. We ate a lot and laughed even more. I went to a few scrapbook stores and many casinos!! Needless to say, I left a lot of money everywhere we went!

Alison, over at Stretch 'N Bubbles, has started offering some dollar digis. There will be at least one per week up for grabs for a short time. This week is a Santa stamp called "All is Calm." You can find him here in the store.
I colored Santa with copics and used a Puffy Velvet fabric marker to puff up his beard, cuffs, hat and bird house. Then I added some stickles for glitz.
And don't forget to visit Alison's Free Digital Stamp blog. Every day Alison names and links blogs that offer free digi stamps. It's a fabulous way to try digital stamping and see how easy they are to use. You will visit many sites...some styles you will love, some will just not be your type. But you will get an eduacation in the styles that are availalbe. I have already built up a huge inventory of digis, just from artists that are knid enough to share their talents with us.
Also today, I received a lovely blog award from Zulma. The rules for the award are to:
1. Thank the person that gave it to you. Thank you so much, Zulma.
2. Copy and past the award onto your blog.
3. Share 3 things about yourself that you enjoy. Easy--family, crafting, slot machines!!
4. Pass the award to 5 others:
Alison -Stretch N Bubbles
Beth - IFR
CherylAnn - CherylAnn's Stamping Spot
Becky - Camellia Cottage
Suzanne - The Sparkling Scrapper

Have a wonderful night.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Hi Everyone,
I will be quiet this week as I am off visiting with my family in Florida...can you say HOT!!!
Be back next week!!