Sunday, December 20, 2009

Simple, Special, Stunning!!!

It is time for the December edition of Simple Special Stunning at the SheetLoad of Cards blog, featuring samples by Denise Wallace.

Each month one of our artists will share three different cards that use the current layout. Each card is a "step up" from the previous one, but they are all fabulous. It is a good way to show how SheetLoad is geared toward papercrafters of all levels.

Here are some sneak peeks to whet your appetite...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

It's the last Humble Pie Friday. This week the challenge is to make a tag or bookmark. I can always use tags for the holiday season. So here is my take:

Materials: Humble Pie stamps (Christmas Maggie), My Mind's Eye paper, Stickles, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Spellbinders, Copic markers, Making Memories Epoxy Stickers.

Well that is it for today. This is my last post until after the holiday season. I hope you have a great holiday season and see you in 2010. Blessings!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mistletoe & berries

Happy Thursday!

Today I have my Savvy'n'Sassy December projects. I loved this kit, it's perfect for the holidays. Here is a picture of the kit. And here are a few of the projects I did with it.

The tutorial for this ribbon tree is on the Savvy'n'Sassy blog here

Have a super day, I'll be back with my Humble Pie post tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Creatively Yours Christmas Layout

Good morning!! How are the Christmas preparations going? It's crazy here, but it is the time of year.

Today I have my last Creatively Yours layout of the year. This is sketch 29 and I used some photos from last Christmas

That's it for today, have a great day and stay warm!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

Good morning! Only 2 weeks to go until the big day. Are you ready? I'm doing not bad, after this crazy weekend coming up I can relax and have fun.

It's Humble Pie Friday. This weeks challenge is embossing. I chose to go with dry embossing. I used it on the white cardstock behind my snowman (isn't he the cutest!).

Materials: Humble Pie stamps, Cuttlebug embossing template, Spellbinders, SEI Paper, Kaiser pearls, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Smooch, Copics.

Make sure to stop by the blog to see all the great creations of the other talented ladies. And make sure to link your project to the blog to win, you don't need Humble pie stamps to play along.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SheetLoad news

Want to find out how you can win the following goodies?!?!

Four (4) Assorted Clear Stamp Sets by Three Bugs in a Rug

(actual sets shown)


Nine (9) Assorted Packages of Thickers

(Image above is for illustration only and does not show actual assortment.)

Head on over to SheetLoad of Cards today. They are celebrating their 2nd Blogaversary, and you may be getting the presents.

It is time for one final round of Show Us Your SheetLoad and two lucky winners this month will receive free digital stamps from our December sponsor - Doodle Palace!!

Head on over to the SheetLoad blog today and find out how you can be entered to win.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A SheetLoad card

Good morning! It's a crisp day out here today. I'm hoping it will warm up a bit. We had a great weekend (except for the crazy weather). We had a couple of parties to attend and they were a lot of fun.

On to some scrappy stuff. Today I have a card I made using the December SheetLoad sketch. I had fun with this one.

I used some old Crate paper, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Stickles, Kaiser bling, sewing machine and Making Memories epoxy stickers.

Well that's it for today, I'm off to volunteer at the school in the Santa store. The kids get to buy presents for their mom and dad and we wrap them up for them. Should be fun. Have a great day!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Creatively Yours Contest reminder

Super quick post today. I'm up to my eyeballs in Christmas parties and volunteering but I wanted to remind you of the contest at Creatively Yours. You can find all the details here. You also get a free digi stamp, so check it out.

Ok off to continue with the holiday rush! Have a super Monday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

TGIF!! It's "tree" day at our house. The Christmas season has arrived here.

Today I have my Humble Pie Challenge. It's a fun one. You need to head over to Kim's blog and pick a card and "lift" it. She has so many cards that are gorgeous it was hard to choose, but I chose the one from this post. I really liked the idea of this house card. I thought it was super cute. Here is my take:

Well that's it for today, a quick post. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

As I mentioned in my post on the 1st of December, this is the final month for new issues of SheetLoad of Cards. Please head over to the SheetLoad blog today for a little 'walk down memory lane'.

Here is my favorite card from my "SheetLoad" Era

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December SheetLoad

Head on over to the SheetLoad of Cards blog today to download your FREE copy of the December '09 issue!

This issue features a sketch by Alicia Ekermans and digital stamps from Doodle Palace. There are tons of lovely samples from the SheetLoad Artists, as well as the sponsor's design team. It is the biggest issue ever!!

Today also brings a big announcement about the eZine - so make sure to check it out.

I'll be back later this week with some of my cards from this month's issue.

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.