Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Do you love a sale?

Savvy'n'Sassy is having a "Scrappy Special" every day for the next little while. And who doesn't love a sale. There is also a "ribbon a day" special. Go and check it out. Today is Basic Grey. So stock up. Rhea will also hold your box for you if you want to shop all the specials, just make a comment in the order.

And later today the preorder will be up for the new Basic Grey collections, Origins and Sugar Rush. You can find them here.

Two hats this month!

Good morning. I hope your weekend is treating you well.

Today I have a layout I did for Creatively Yours. I was lucky enough to be the guest sketch designer there this month. So this is my sketch below. Head over to the site to see all the beautiful creations.

And here is what I did:

Materials: Pink Paislee paper, Magistical memories chipboard, glimmer mist, American Craft Thickers, 7 Gypsies stickers, Bazzill flowers.

That's it for today, enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

TGIF!! Can you believe it's the last Friday in November? I'm really not sure where this month has gone. I felt like the holiday season has just crept up on me.

Today I have my Humble Pie card. This weeks challenge was to do a monochromatic card. Well I decided to go non-traditional and do a brown Christmas card. I was unsure how it would turn out but I'm really happy with the results.

I used Maggie with the string of lights, My Mind's Eye paper, Copic markers and spica pens, Stickles, Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Making Memories tiny letters

Well that's it for the week. I hope you have a great weekend and if you are in Canada, enjoy the big football game!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chistmas card mania!!!

Good morning! It was a busy weekend here. I got to go to the Bloomin Inn this weekend and we had a great time. I made Christmas cards all weekend. I decided on 3 designs and then just mass produced them. I got 41 done. Not bad! So here are a couple I did. I used my new Magnolia stamps that I got from Little Stamp Shoppe. I had resisted getting Magnolias because I didn't need another stamp addiction, LOL. But when I saw these Christmas stamps, I fell in love. I knew I want them for my cards this year. So this is what I came up with:

Materials: Magnolia stamps, My Minds Eye paper, Copic markers, Stickles, Fiskars border punch, Stampin' UP stamp

Materials: Magnolia stamps, Basic Grey paper, Cuttlebug embossing folders, spellbinders, Copic markers, Stickles, Sewing machine, Stampin Up stamps, Fiskars border punch.

Well that's it for today, I'm hoping to get to some baking and maybe a few Christmas gifts. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Simple, Special, Stunning!!!

This time it's my turn to do the Simple, Special, Stunning feature at SheetLoad of Cards. Here is the idea, you take the sketch from the November issue of SheetLoad and you make 3 cards. One is simple:

All I did was follow the sketch to the letter and added very little.

The next is stepped up a notch to make it Special:

Here I added some Copic coloring and some sewing

And the last is over the top to make it Stunning:

And to make this stunning I hand cut the "Santas" out and popped them up. I added Stickles to the image and more embellishments. I also use transparency as my card base.

I hope you enjoyed a look at Simple, Special, Stunning. Have a great Saturday and see you soon!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Humble Pie Friday!

TGIF!! It's Friday again and that means a new challenge at the Humble Pie blog. This week the challenge was to make an altered item. If you don't have Humble Pie stamps, that's ok you can still play along.

What I did for the challenge was to make a little tag journaling book for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Now I'm all set to write down all the little fun things that happen in the next few weeks.

Materials: Humble Pie stamps (Maggie with the Christmas lights), Page Frames acrylic tag booklet, Copic Markers and Spica pens, Little Yellow Bicycle Letter stickers, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Making Memories Epoxy stickers, My Mind's Eye paper, Maya Road sheers.

Also Phebe at the Town Scrapper is having a sale. Buy 1 item and get 2nd of equal or lesser value for 50% off. Sale is on until the middle of January 2010. And note that Phebe's store will be closed from Dec. 11 to 21.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Ribbon tree

Good morning! It's a windy day here. I can hear it beating the house right now. Hope your weather is good today, where ever you are.

Today I have a ribbon tree to share with you. You can find the tutorial I posted on the Savvy'n'Sassy blog here. This is a super easy project, a bit time consuming but I love the end product. I bought my Styrofoam tree at Michaels. You can get all different sizes. And all the ribbon is from Savvy'n'Sassy.

I still need a topper for it. I haven't decided what to use yet.

That's it for today. Have a good one!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sketch #25 from Creatively Yours

Good morning. Another busy week is getting under way here. Lots to do, and so little time, LOL.

Today I have a tag sketch from Ali at Creatively Yours. I'm well into Christmas mode, so I made a Christmas tag to use with gifts this year:

Materials: My Mind's Eye paper, Whipper Snapper Stamps, Humble Pie stamps, Copic markers and spica pens, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug dies, Kaiser Pearls and Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon.

Hope you have a lovely Monday, I'll be back here and there throughout the week.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

It's Humble Pie Friday again!! Today we have a great sketch for our challenge. This was loads of fun to do. You must check out these stamps, they are super cute. The Christmas line is awesome. Today I used the Tree and the presents from the new stamps for my card. They are colored with Copics markers and spica markers and Stickles. I love the way it turned out.

If you do a card, make sure to link it to the Humble Pie blog for your chance to win. You don't need Humble Pie stamps to play along, but if you win you will get to try out some of these awesome stamps.

That's it for today. Have a great weekend. I'm hoping to be back on Sunday with my tutorial for Savvy'n'Sassy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well I'm in full blown Christmas card making mode. I have lots to make and now it's crunch time. So here are some. I used the Savvy'n'Sassy November ribbon kit. This is yummy. This color is awesome, it goes with so many of the new and old Christmas papers out there. I did a bunch of cards but here are a few:

Well that's it for today. Quick post, the boys are off today. And we have a fun day planned.

Thank you to all our troops past and present that fight for the life we have today!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Show us your SheetLoad

Head on over to the SheetLoad of Cards blog to find out how you can enter to win the clear stamp set, shown below, in the November '09 Show Us Your SheetLoad contest!

Studio G - Series 37 - Bohemian - Clear Stamp Sets

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Humble Pie blop

Well our blop has ended and I did the very scientific method of having my little guy draw a name out of a bowl. And the winner is:


I'll be in touch with you to get your goodies in the mail.

Ok super quick note, we have a very busy day here. I will be back next week with more creations. Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shout out to SheetLoad

Would you like to win some FREE stamps?!?! Of course you would. That is why this month at SheetLoad of Cards they are offering up the prize detailed below to one lucky winner in their Shout Out to SheetLoad challenge!!

In return for helping them get the word out about the November '09 issue, you will be entered to win the following...
Your Choice of Two (2) of the Clear Stamp Sets Shown Below!!!

Head on over to the SheetLoad Blog today for more details!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Humble Pie Stamps BLOP!!!

Welcome to our Humble Pie Stamps blop! We are so excited to introduce the new release of stamps in the SWEETIE PIE line, and the new and expanded Humble Pie Design Team to you!!

(If you arrived here any way other than from our blog hop, please go back to Kim's Kreative Korner to start at the beginning of the blop.) My blog is the FOURTH blog. Once you have visited all DT members' blogs, you will end up at the Humble Pie Stamps blog, where you register for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! TWO stamps from the new line and some other goodies.

Here is a list of the blogs you will be visiting:
1. Kim -
2. Tricia -
3. Phebe -
4. Ann - This is me!

5 Katie -
6. Kim S.
7. Leah -
8. Lisa -
9.Maria -
10. Shelly -
11. Melanie -
12. Humble Pie Stamps -

But, before you go, take a few minutes to check out my blog today! I have a couple of cards using the yummy new stamps and I have some blog candy too, so keep reading.

Today, as part of our Blop, I have a RAK of some papers, chipboard, ribbons and of course some of the new images using Humble Pie Stamps

I am so thrilled to be a part of this great team. There are lots of talented ladies and I can't say enough about how cute these stamps are. They are my new favorite. The new releases are amazing. Some really cute Christmas stamps and some sentiments that I love, love, love. Oh and I have to say Maggie with the Christmas lights is my new favorite.

Now on to my cards:

For this first one I used Maggie with some Christmas lights and the Season's Greetings sentiment. Isn't she the cutest. I colored her with Copic markers and spica pens and stickles. I also used October Afternoon papers & some spellbinders:

This second card is the tree stamp and a couple of the present stamps. I used my Copics markers and spica pens to color this one too. The paper is My Mind's Eye.

So aren't these the cutest!!! So here is how to win. Leave me a comment today on this post to let me know you were here, that you did the hop and that you want to be entered to win this scrappy prize from me. You are only eligible if you comment here before 11:59 p.m. (EST) Friday, November 6. I will pick and announce my winner on Saturday, Nov 7. Here is a picture of my RAK

Thank you for joining us on the Blop today. Be sure to make your way to the next blog - Katie - which is your next stop. Don't forget to leave a must comment on each blog to be eligible for the grand prize!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November SheetLoad

Once again it is time for another fabulous issue of SheetLoad of Cards - November '09!!!

This issue features an elongated sketch, sized to fit in a business envelope, by Barbara DeBose.

FREE for SheetLoad readers...

Included for our readers this month is a FREE Printable Quotes file!! The team shared some of their favorite quotes, sayings, sentiments, scriptures, etc. and they have been put together into a printable PDF file. Sized just right to fit the November sketch!

Make sure to check back later this month for links to the monthly challenges, an episode of Meet the Artists, Simple Special Stunning and much more!!!