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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Happy Hump Day! Can you believe it's the end of the year? Wow! I can't believe how the time is just flying by!

Today it is time for another Flutter By Wednesday. Next week we will be fluttering to our new home, Flutter By Wednesday's, with a fun blog hop! Hope you will come back and flutter hop with us!!

I'm sad this week to see my dear friend, leaving the flutter by team... this is Stef's last week. We'll miss you Stef for the challenge but you know you can't get rid of me that easy my friend!! I will be at your blog to haunt you. LOL!


Our challenge this week is an open one--so anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it!

Leave a direct link to your creation in Mister Linky

For my creation I used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C17), yesterday's color challenge from Splitcoast and my Thinking of You Stamp from Wags N Whiskers (one just recently released).



The image is water colored. The "Friends" around the side is handwritten. The paper is from the Nook and Pantry Collection. The butterflies are created using the Classic Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags N Whiskers: Thinking of You
Paper: Basic Grey-Nook and Pantry, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Butterfly Charm, Martha Stewart Pearls, ribbon, Circle Spellbinders, ZVA Creative Strand Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Ann, Lelia, Danni, Stef, Christine, Kris, Nancy, Kim S. Kristie, Nicola, Harriet, Heather, Karen, Michelle, Pam and Cassie.

Remember, all you need to do is create a card or project with a fairy, angel or butterfly this week and link your creation to Mr. Linky Here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your beautiful comments. They really make my day!!

hugs and blessings,
Chris

Tuesday, December 29, 2009



Happy Tuesday All!


As we speak the wind is whipping here and when I say whipping I mean whipping. It is about 80 mph winds, -2 degrees and boy does it feel like a train is right on top of us. My dear husband was going to go back to work today boy is it ever tempting for him to stay home another day. Neither of us have slept a wink all night. I sure hope some of our Christmas decorations from the outdoors are still there and not blown across the neighborhood (which they just may be). A great day to crawl back under the covers for sure.

Anywho....since it is Tuesday it is time for a new sketch from Midnight Madness!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

To all of you from all of us here at Midnight Madness we wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New year!!!! Big Congrats to our Winners this week! All the creations were outstanding!!
Our Gold Star Winner for M MSC33 is:
#8 Christina C.

Our Remarkables are:
#1 Peggy Elms
#18 Gunn aka Mrs. Plum


This Week's Sketch Challenge:


I found this sketch to be really fun!! I incorporated a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread designs to be released on January 1 called Confirmation. I used a flower soft display globe that Kelley sent each of the design team from the store. The image is watercolored. Ivory flower soft is added in the inside of the globe. The designer paper is from SU called To the Nines. The pearl Flourishes are from ZVA Creative.

Just a reminder that on Friday, there will be three new releases and a blog hop at Our Daily Bread Designs! Hope you can join the fun!



Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Confirmation to be released on Friday, January 1, 2010.
Paper: SU To the Nines, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ivory Flowersoft, Flower Soft Display Globe, Ivory Satin Ribbon, ZVA Creative Pearl Flourishes, ZVA pearl strands

For more inspiration, please see my dt sisters for some creative takes on the sketch:
Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs

If you are able to join our Sketch challenge, we would sure love to see your creations. Just remember to:
1. Use the keyword MMSC34 when uploading to galleries and
2. Enter a direct link to your project to Mr. Linky & leave a comment

Oh...my dear friend and dt sister, Denise, is offering a chance to win these two stamps from Pixie cottage. This candy is open until the end of January.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I so look forward to blog hopping again!!

blessings,
Chris
Monday, December 28, 2009


Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! I know our family sure did! I am still trying to recuperate and am totally exhausted! After being gone all weekend and getting home in the wee hours of the morning from our trip, I am having a real difficult time accomplishing anything or getting back in the groove. There is always tomorrow, right?

I saw this awesome sketch from Mercy's sketch #53 and knew I just had to find the time to play along. I used the image Lili's Birthday Cake! Isn't is just the sweetest image? I colored her with my copics. The paper is from SEI Bisette. I just love the colors in these papers. The border at the bottom is made with a Martha Stewart Floral Vine Border. I added diamond stickles on the cake for some shimmer.

Here is the sketch:


Well, this is a short post since I am off to share some more family time with my girls and husband before Scott has to go back to work tomorrow. I will be back with a new Midnight Madness sketch in the a.m. Until then,.....have a great night!! Thanks as always for stopping by!!

hugs,
Chris
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Good Morning All!!! Today is Christmas Eve!!! Woo hoo and..... I am not ready! LOL! Oh well, I hope to be shortly. Just need to do all the wrapping.... This is the last card I am creating for Christmas! My husband and I got a gift card for his parents, so I wanted to make a nice card to hold it in so it looked like we put some thought into it.

I incorporated the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge sketch. Their challenge this week was to create a Christmas card with the sketch.

Due to lack of time, I am going to just make this a short post with the card ingredients.





Card Ingredients:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Peace and Joy (snowflakes, outside sentiment) Worship the Lord (Inside sentiment), and I Wait for the Lord (Candle image on the front of the card which is embossed in silver).
Paper: SU Bella Bleu, Night of Navy, Vanilla
Accessories ZVA Creative pearl flourishes and single line pearls, Labels 4 die from Spellbinders, Floral Bed Border Punch from Martha Stewart, Iron Works Cuttlebug folder (Flourish on the front), Martha Stewart corner Snowflake (smaller snowflakes), Martha Stewart snowflake, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, silver embossing powder, star charm

I will be away for Christmas and will not be posting until next week.

May the Peace and Joy of the Christmas Message be with you this Christmas and throughout the New Year. May you enjoy time with family and friends!! Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Chris
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Hump Day Everyone!! Two days until Christmas...are you ready? I am afraid whether I am ready or not, Christmas will be here! I am finishing up my gift baskets to my family and have to make some gift card holders today.

Anywho...on to today's post. Being Wednesday....It is time for a new Flutter By Wednesday and Inky Impressions Challenge!!!! Due to the busyness of the season, this week's challenge at Flutter By is very easy...open...just use a fairy, butterfly, or angel on your creation. See my angel charm hanging there?


This weeks challenge over at Inky Impressions is to Add Embossing (Dry or Heat) and Glitter or Flocking to your card or project. No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would LOVE to see you use them!!! This challenge will be going on for TWO WEEKS. Plenty of time to come on and join in the fun!!!

I had fun combining these two challenges to create this treat container for my Mom and Dad's Christmas basket. The image is Angelica's lantern from Inky Impressions which I colored with prisma color pencils and gamsol and then clear embossed. The snow in the background is created with Liquid applique on the dry embossed swiss dots background. Although you can't tell from the photo, the snowflakes were punched out using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and embossed with holographic glitter embossing powder for added shimmer. The top snowflake on the lid is using my Create a flake 1 spellbinder folder.

I also incorporated the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge for this week which was to create a treat package.

I hope you have time the join the fun at these challenges. Should you create a card or project for Flutter By Wednesday, with a fairy, butterfly or angel, please leave a direct link here. If you upload your creation to SC, please use the keyword FBW. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Ann, Lelia, Danni, Stef, Christine, Kris, Nancy, Kim S. Kristie, Nicola, Harriet, Heather, Karen, Michelle, Pam and Cassie.

Should you create a card or project with dry embossing and glitter or flocking for the Inky Impressions challenge, please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. Remember you don't have to use an Inky Impressions image but if you have them we would love to see them. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters who have lots to wow you with:
Thanks for stopping by today!!! I hope you are all enjoying your week!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!

hugs,
Chris
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying this week with the upcoming holiday. Today I have another Midnight Madness Sketch to share with you.


Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New year
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Congrats to:
Our Gold Star Winner for MMSC32 is:
#13 Teri Sherman

Our Remarkables are:
#20 Sue Drees
#21 Gunn aka Mrs. Plum
I so love looking at all the creations for our sketches each week~
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OUR MONTHLY BONUS SPONSOR FOR DECEMBER IS.....


OUR WEEKLY BONUS SPONSOR FOR MMSC33 IS.....
Priscilla of "Priscillastyles"
Priscilla will be providing a stamp set to one lucky winner



This week's Sketch Challenge
Here is my take on the sketch. I used an image that Jeni sent to me from D'Amour Allure available here.
Jeni will be the MMSC sponsor for the month in January so the dt will be sharing with you alot of creations with you alot of these gorgeous images.

I colored the image with gamsol magic. The paper is from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry.


For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:
Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
Charlotte - Designs From Within
Chris - Twinkles Glow with Stamps
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Cabio- Cabio's Craft Corner

I hope you like the sketch and you have a chance to join us for this challenge. If you do, please a direct on Mr Linky here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC33.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed today's creation. Just in case you do not stop by again this week, I want to wish you a very happy holiday. May the peace and joy of the season be with you!! Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will be back tomorrow with an Inky Impression challenge and Flutter By Wednesday. Have a great day!!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Happy Monday Everyone!! Can't believe the weekend has flown by and this week it is Christmas. Yikes!!! I am still not ready but I am afraid Christmas will come whether I am ready or not. I am not sure if it is from stress or if I pulled a muscle in my neck and shoulder when reaching for something but now I can't move my right arm very well or turn my head to the right. Very painful and it is really throwing my equilibrium off. Makes you get a headache and feel nausea. It is amazing how important each and every part of your body is and you don't realize how important it is until you hurt it. I am so blessed to be healthy and have full function most of the time. Makes me appreciate those that don't.

Anywho...I will be sharing some creations with you this week but most of which I have already made. Phew! I am moving very slowly with my current issues in my back, shoulder and neck.

I was so excited to see my dear friend Pam aka Pam124 be honored at featured stamper this past Sunday. Congrats Pam! I wanted to case one of her creations all week and finally had the opportunity. It was hard to choose just one but in the end I chose this one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=176085 I kept Pam's layout but changed some of my colors, added corners on the bottom and added the flower soft globe, I recently got from Our Daily Bread Designs. The background red is scored and the snow in the globe is created with liquid applique. I also incorporated the LSC251 silver and gold with all my silver baubles.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Worship the Lord
Paper: Dark red, Bitter Chocolate, white
Accessories: Flower Soft Globe display globe, copics, white satin ribbon, liquid applique, Lattice corner from Spellbinders, silver baubles
my blog: http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed today's creation as much as I enjoyed making it. I am loving these flowersoft globes!!

Challenges:
LSC251 silver and gold
FS149- Featured stamper Case of Pam124 at SC


While I will be back tomorrow, I would like to wish all my Bloggging friends a Very Merry Christmas just in case I don't have the opportunity later on this week. May the peace and joy of the season be with you this Christmas and into the new year!!!!! I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends here!!

hugs,
Chris
Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Saturday Everyone!! I am so overjoyed to have finished some of my holiday baking yesterday. I was so exhausted after baking 30 dozen cookies and being on my feet all day. It is an awesome feeling though to have that much behind me. Only five more types of cookies to make (about 15 dozen). Today, I hope to do more, however today is a Christmas Shopping day. It is not for me necessarily but for the girls. Scott will take Nicki, my oldest, for the day and I Meghan. It is super special for the girls. Their highlight is having one on one time with one parent and going out for breakfast. It is not often that the girls get one on one time with Dad so this is treasured by Nicki! Later in the afternoon it is predicted that we will be having a snow storm so we will have to an early start.


Today, I have one card to share with you.
I made this card for Tuesday's Color Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers hosted by Betty. I used the stamp Angelica's Lantern from Inky Impressions and the Classic pad from K&Co. The colors used were melon mambo, old olive, so saffron, and bitter chocolate. I water colored the image, cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. The layout is using Mercy's MTSC52 sketch for this week.






Stamps: Inky Impressions: Angelica's Lantern, Peace and Joy from Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Old olive, Classic pad from K&Co.
Accessories: MS snowflake border punch
oval spellbinders, silver baubles, American crafts ribbon, angel charm

I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments. I look forward to curling up at the computer with some hot chocolate while the snow comes down this afternoon for some inspiration from your blogs. Doesn't that sound cozy?
Friday, December 18, 2009


Challenge 6 for Wags N Whiskers - Punches or Dies!

It's time for another Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!! This week is being hosted by Lacey!

Lacey made it an easy one this week...Punches or Dies! So Punch something out...or die cut something and add it to your card!

Remember, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp to be entered into the drawing. If you are in need of some Wags 'n Whiskers stamps...click here!

This challenge will stay open until Midnight EST on January 7th!! That means you have a lot of time to participate...grab those Wags 'n Whiskers stamps and come play along!!

For my easel card, I used Bubble Fun from Wags n Whiskers. The layout is using the sketch from a Spoonful of Sugar hosted by my friend and dt sister, Nikki. The paper is Basic Grey Bittersweet. I colored the image with Prisma Color pencils and gamsol and added glitter to the bubbles. The heart border punch is from Martha Stewart. The circle is made with my lattice pendant die from Spellbinders. The pearl flourish is from ZVA Creative.

Challenges that I incorporated:
Wags N Whiskers: punches or dies and a Wags n Whiskers Image
Spoonful of Sugar: sketch
Quixotic Paperie: lace
Stampin Sisters in Christ: craft treasures and bling
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
All Sorts: pearls and swirls

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great day and a wonderful start to your weekend. I hope to be over at your blogs today but I must first bake 30 dozen cookies today. LOL!


Thursday, December 17, 2009


Good Morning and Happy Thursday to all!! Another day has begun...I woke up early this a.m. thinking that all I have to accomplish and to the sound of very loud howling winds. It is very chilly and a blustery day for sure. A few weeks ago, it was hard to believe it was November since the weather was so mild, let me tell you winter sure has come in with a vengeance now! It is 17 degrees now.

Today I want to share with you a Christmas card I created for the Divine Diva challenge. Lori sent the team this picture of soap for our inspiration. Isn't it so festive?! I used the colors and design as my starting point and came up with this. I used the Peaceful wishes and Cardinal set from Stampin Up. The paper is Taken With Teal. I embossed the pine branches in white. The white panel is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder. My image was water colored, colored and popped up on dimensionals. What do you think? Does it match the soap?

I incorporated these challenges on this creation.

Our Creative Corner Challenge
: Christmas theme.
Stampin Sisters In Christ:
My challenge to you is to get out your crafting *treasures* and use on your cards or other projects this week, in other words BLING IT UP (ie. charms, gems, pearls, dazzling diamonds, flowers, etc).
Creative Card Crew- Anything Goes
Simon Says- Christmas
Crafty Creations- Traditional Christmas

Be sure to check out the cards made by all the Divine Divas for this challenge!

Anne

Lori

Donna

Julie

Kerri

(Keri is sitting out our December challenges.)

Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC18. Have fun!!

This card certainly reminds me how behind I am on my holiday preparations as well as my commenting. Doing a balance is so hard at this time of year.

I hope to stop at all your blogs later. Today is a holiday party for my little preschoolers at Little Lambs...so I will be here after that...Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #88

Happy Flutter By Wednesday!! Hope you are having a great week!
Thank you again for stopping by and for taking a look at my new flutter by creation using He Loves Me by Wags n Whiskers!! I sure hope you can join us this week because we LOVE seeing the wonderful creations each week!!

Our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday is a sketch one! Special thanks to Mercy for providing the sketch for us! Be sure to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation!



I am late posting today because my earthlink email is not working properly and I did not see the sketch for today's challenge until this morning when going to Danni's blog to link my first creation!!!! Truth be known, I even forgot it was a sketch so I had to quickly create a new card!!! I hate when my day starts off that way. Don't you? Seems with the holidays approaching I am so behind on everything that I am scatter brained!!!! Anywho...it is a good thing I am an early riser and it is done already.

I water colored He Loves Me and cut the dog and adhered it with dimensionals. I created the flower using a homemade crocheted flower and my Spellbinders Flower die. The pearls are ZVA creative. The corners are using a Spellbinders Lattice die. The paper is from SEI Bisette. I ~heart~ this paper!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: He Loves me from Wags n Whiskers
Paper: Bitter Chocolate Bazzill, SEI Bisette
Accessories: crocheted flower, pearls, ZVA creative pearl flourishes, Spellbinders Lattice pendant die, sewing machine, distress inks, butterfly charm

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Ann, Lelia, Danni, Stef, Christine, Kris, Nancy, Kim S. Kristie, Nicola, Harriet, Heather, Karen, Michelle, Pam and Cassie.

Is anyone else having issues copying and pasting on blogger. It just would not work at all today. I had to write all the blog links and team members from scratch this a.m. Wow!! This is a big team. It took me forever. LOL! Oh well... if only one person uses the link to visit a dt sister, it is worth it.

I also incorporated the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge on this creation: Get out your crafting treasures and use them on your creations, in other words, BLING IT UP.

All Sorts
wanted pearls and swirls on their challenge this week.
Creative Card Crew: Any Thing Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Should you create something for this challenge, please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here at Flutter By Wednesday at Danni's blog. Just remember it must include a butterfly, fairy or angel. If you upload your creation to SC or PCP, please use the keyword FBW.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for all your wonderful comments. You all are such an encouragement!! I just love reading them. Have a great day!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope everybody had a great beginning to their week!!
Today it is time for a new Midnight Madness Sketch!! The dt has a lot of yummy surprises to share with you this week!!

Before I go onto the sketch, however, I want to congratulate Kathy Jones for winning the 2 stamps hidden at my blog during the Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop!!





The sponsors at Midnight Madne
ss are:


Fran from the Frantic Stamper Inc. is the sponsor of our Monthly Bonus Prize Winner. Fran is offering a MEGA package worth $250 to one of you lucky players this month! Wow! Thank you so much Fran!


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OUR WEEKLY BONUS SPONSOR THIS WEEK IS.....

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We are so happy to announce that this week we have the wonderful Simon Says Stamp sponsoring us for our weekly Bonus prize for MMSC32. One lucky winner will win...

www.SimonSaysStamp.com

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THIS WEEK'S SKETCH

Today's sketch is a sketch with a twist. The MMSC chose a baking theme this week. Each dt will be sharing some of their favorite recipes with their creations.

MY TAKE ON THE SKETCH:

I made this gift set for my daughter's Sunday School Teacher. The card has a pocket for the recipe. I left the paint can mostly clear so you can see my deformed gingerbread men. Yes I said deformed. After I was done, I realized this wasn't a running gingerbread man but rather the leg was bent. LOL! Guess this is a good lesson for teaching that you can't judge by outside appearances. LOL!

Card Recipe:
stamps: Papertrey Ink-Button Bits
Paper: Western Sky (retired SU), Soft Suede DP
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon, Jumbo brads, silver baubles, sewing machine, MS Border punch

Can Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Peace and Joy, Paper Trey Ink-Button Bits
Paper: bitter chocolate, baja breeze
accessories: medium paint can, Create a flake 1 Spellbinders die, circle spellbinders
Challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
Our Creative Corner - Holiday Theme
Stamp With Fun Challenge 37 - Little Presents
Sophisti-Cat Challenge 15 - Christmas Theme
Kaboodle- Snowflakes
The Pink Elephant- Favorite Christmas color combo (blue and brown)
Simon Says- Let it Snow
Fun with Shapes- Snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges- Snowmen or Snowflakes
Secret Crafter- Snow


Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed today's creation. For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Congrats to the winners of the MM Masterpiece, and the Remarkables award for MMSC31:



Jessica G
Ms. Plum
Vicki (Basement Stamper)

I hope you get a chance to play with this week's sketch!! If so, please leave a direct link to the MM blog here. We would love to see what you create!! If you upload to SC or PCP, please use the keyword MMSC30 so we can see all these creations in one place. I look forward to seeing all the different creations!!!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Hi Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Boy is it ever chilly here!! It is less than 20 degrees and windy. It feels so cozy to be indoors and look out at the snow. Last night we went to get our tree. Today we get to decorate it!! I must admit that the snow does make everything look more Christmasy. After Christmas is over, I will be ready for it to be gone.

Well Anywho....Today is the Saturday Spotlight and we have another fun challenge for you.
For this week's challenge.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to create something with the music in your soul! What do we mean? What is your favorite style of music? Is it country, rock, opera, Christmas music, or the oldies? Whatever your "music style", show us what it is on your creations! eg: Use a cowboy image for "country music", etc. Perhaps you can just create a "musical masterpiece"....just get creative with it! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

This week's Sponsor is....


Go to PaperGardenProjects.com



(click picture to go to store.)
One lucky winner from our challenge chosen randomly will win 2 images from the store!!

Here is my creation for this challenge:
I love Christmas carols, singing and playing the piano. Currently my daughter, Nicki is taking piano lessons. I made this card and snow globe for her piano teacher. It is a joke among us that her piano teacher can not hold a tune as far as singing goes. She will just love this card! Teehee! The snowglobe records. Nicki played a Christmas song and recorded it on there.

The image is Belle's Carols from Belles in Whistles! Isn't it just darling!! I love it!
The papers are from DCWV Music Stack. The paper is full of glitter and embossing. The colors of the dp matched the old in color groovy guava. The image is colored in prisma color pencils and gamsol. The layout of my card is taken from Mercy's Sketch this week. Some of the elements added are difficult to see in the picture. Their are glittery silver snowflakes hanging on top of the lace. Their are three musical notes on the top of the card on the right side.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Belle's n Whistles- Belle's Carols
Paper: DCWV Music Stack, Groovy Guave, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Musical note brads, groovy guava ribbon, silver baubles, sewing machine, rectangle nestabilities, silver baubles, snowflake CharmsGlobe Recipe:
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles- Belle's carols
Accessories: Recording snow globe from Target, musical note brads

Challenges:
Saturday Spotlight- card or project showing your favorite kind of music
Roses on Paper Challenge: Alter Something
Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings
Paper Play - Christmas without red or green
Creative Card Crew - Gold or Silver
Stamp Something ... Glitzy Somethings
Incy Wincy ... Snowflakes
Mercy's Sketch Challenge...sketch 51
Creative Inspirations: nontraditional colors
Cook it up with Katie: recipe- something Christmas, ribbon and a current sketch ( I used Mercy's sketch

REMINDERS
Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP11

Have your creation uploaded in Mister Linky by Friday, 3:00 PM CST or 4:00 PM EST in order to qualify for any prizes awarded for that sponsor week. Winners will be announced shortly after...

I hope you enjoyed my creation!! For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
*Vicki (creator/coordinator)
Boni
Crystal
Darlene
Dawn
Erin
Jessica
Maria
Jodi

Sadly two of our fellow team members are leaving the team due to time constraints, Debbie and Susan. Your creations for this challenge will be greatly missed girls. This is not a goodbye, however, since I will for sure visit your blogs to say hi and receive further inspiration.

OH ... ONE MORE THING ... The Saturday Spotlight Diva's will be taking a little holiday break, so this will be the last challenge for 2009. We will be back on JANUARY 2nd for more Saturday Spotlight Challenge fun! Please mark your calendar's ... you don't want to miss out on the fun & prizes coming up in the new year!!!

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This next creation I made for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. I so love what this challenge stands for that I had to make a quick card today. I have joined in every challenge so far and just had to do this one as well. I used the stamp Lili's Prayer from Inky Impressions!. The Paper is from Eskimo Kisses. The challenge was to
make a card to let someone know you are praying for them, using images of people (men, women and/or children...angels are okay, too!). I also used the Sketch Saturday layout.



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I hope you have enjoyed today's post. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Happy Friday Everyone!! The weekend is upon us and Wags n Whiskers is going to add to the fun with a Wags n Whiskers BLOG HOP! If you came here from Jacqui's blog you are in the right place if you have not, you may want to start at the beginning with the Wags n Whiskers Blog! You won't to miss all the gorgeous peaks at the new stamps and besides there are four prizes with a choice of 2 stamps hidden among our blogs. You will want to comment on each blog for a chance to win. Even we don't know where the prizes are hidden!

Today I would like to share my creation with you using the adorable With Love stamp from Wags n Whisker illustrated by the ever so talented Crissy Armstrong! All these stamps will be available here at 7am EST/12pmGMT! I colored her with Prisma color pencils and gamsol. The dp is from K& Co's Winter Wonderland dp stack. I used paper tole and liquid applique to give her Dimension. The charm is from Lacey's store, Stamp and Create. I also added silver baubles and ribbon. The punch used at the bottom is Morocco Lace from EK Success and the sides are created with a SU Scallop punch. The white background is embossed with Swiss Dots.

Card Recipe:
stamps: Wags N Whiskers - With love- (illustrated by Crissy Armstrong)
paper: K & Co. Winter Wonderland, Bitter chololate Bazzill, white, red
Accessories- EK Success Morocco Lace punch, SU Scallop punch, silver baubles, heart charm, prima flower, sewing machine, swiss dots folder

I hope you have enjoyed today's creation!! Thanks for all your comments!! For more inspiration and to continue on our blog hop, please hop on over to Karen's blog.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday. This is day 2 of the sneak peaks at Wags n Whiskers! Only one more day and the new release will be available to purchase tomorrow, Friday 11th at 12pm GMT/7am EST!!!!!! Not long to wait!!!! These are such cute stamps you don't want to miss them!

Tomorrow we will also be kicking off our release with a blog hop so be sure to pop back... you don't want to miss out on the fun and prizes.

I love the new releases and today I have a sneak peak for you from Wags n Whiskers illustrated by the ever so talented Crissy Armstrong called Bear Hugs:

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags n Whiskers- Bear Hugs illustrated by Crissy Armstrong
Paper: SEI Bisette, Bitter Chocolate Bazzill, White CS
Accessories: K& Co snowflakes, sewing machine, circle spellbinders, fun fur, memory box green velvet ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss dots

I colored my image in with Prisma color pencils and gamsol and cut out. Paper tole was used to give dimension. The wings are glittered. I used the sketch from this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Sewing was used through out. Behind the image I dry embossed the panel with Swiss dots.

Here are the links to my dt sisters who also have sneak peaks today:
If you get a chance also check out this weeks ABC Challenge... Wow you should see the fun projects made by their DT team using the Wags n Whiskers stamps!

You haven't entered The Wags n Whisker's blog candy yet? Click here as you won't want to miss out on a chance to win the full release!

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope to see you back for the blog hop tomorrow! I hope you enjoyed today's creation. Thanks for your sweet comments!

Have a great day!!

hugs,
Chris
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I can't believe it is now Wednesday already again. Where does the time go. I sure wish time would slow down so I can get all the things done before Christmas that I need to. Yikes!

This a.m. I was woke up at 4:30 a.m. to a telephone call. I don't know about you but when I receive a call that early in the a.m. I panic, thinking that someone has been taken ill to the hospital or something. I remember well being called several times in the middle of the night when my mother in law was battling with cancer and had frequent seizures....Thankfully it was just the local schools calling to cancel school for the day due to the heavy snow, freezing rain and heavy winds. My girls are home schooled but we still we receive automated cards from the district. Usually I don't mind but 4:30 a.m. is a tad early for automated phone calls. A yucky day here for sure! I guess it will be a day confined to working on cards and homeschooling my girls and not venturing out. It indeed looks like a winter wonderland!!

Anywho...on to today's challenges and my card. Today it is time for a new challenge from Inky Impressions and Flutter By Wednesday. This week's challenge at Flutter by Wednesday is to create a card with a winter theme and an angel, fairy or butterfly. How appropriate is that for me with this wintry weather we are experiencing here!!! The challenge over at Inky Impressions is to create a card with snowflakes and an Inky Impressions stamp!! These two challenges integrate so well together that I just combine them together for one creation!

Here is what I came up with:
I used Fairy Lili from Inky Impressions and made her a Snow Fairy Lili! I made here have long sleeves and paper pieced her. I colored her with Prima color pencils and gamsol. I also incorporated the Featured Stamper Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers and cased this card from Michelle aka MitchyGlitchyGoomy. Congrats Michelle on being this weeks featured stamper!
I kept her colors and basic layout but changed the image used, dp, and added snowflakes through out the card not just in one corner. I also added pearls around the oval to frame Lili and added sewing. You can see the sewing if you click on the card to enlarge it. The sentiment says "Have a "Fairy" Merry Christmas".

I hope you can join us for the Flutter By Wednesday or Inky Impressions Challenge this week! For more inspiration for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Ann, Cassie, Nicola, Christine, Danni - Queen Flutter By,Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Karen, Kimberly, Kris, Kristie, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Pam, Stef

Should you create a card or project using a fairy, butterfly, or angel with a winter theme please leave a direct link here on Mr. Linky. If you upload your creation to SC or PCP, please use the keyword FBW.


If you can join us for the Inky Impressions Challenge, to create a card or project with snowflakes using an Inky Impressions stamp, please leave a direct link on Mr. Linky here. This challenge will be going on for TWO WEEKS so there is plenty of time to come and join the fun!!! Should you upload your creation to SC or PCP, please use the keyword inkyimpressions. For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my dt sisters:
Card Recipe:
stamps: Inky Impressions-Flutter By Lili
Paper: Basic Grey- Eskimo Kisses, Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Spellbinders Ovals, Hero Arts Pearls, snowflake punch, Create a snowflake 1 die from Spellbinders, glitter, Baja Breeze ribbon
Challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday: Winter Theme and an angel, butterfly or fairy
Inky Impressions: snowflakes using an Inky Impressions image
Cute Daisy May say Twinkle twinkle
Pile It On - Tinsel Town
Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings
Paper Play - Christmas without red or green
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Stamp Something ... Glitzy Somethings
Incy Wincy ... Snowflakes
Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge- FS148
Crafty Calendar 3: 'winter sparkle'
Kaboodle 19: 'snowflakes'
Creatalicious 4:'include snowflakes and lots of sparkle'

Thanks for stopping by today!!! I hope you enjoyed my creation.
If you have not participated in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog Hop then there is still time. You have until next Tuesday and there is lots of fun prizes along the way. Scroll down to my next post for the hop.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and for always inspiring me with your creations!

hugs and blessings,
Chris
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Today is the first day for you to have a sneak peek of the new Wags'nWhiskers stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong, these lovely new stamps will be released on Friday so not long to wait before you can get you hands on them.

There will be more sneak peeks from my fellow DT Divas on their blogs today and if you leave a comment on the posts you could be in with a chance of some candy.

Here is a list of where you can find todays sneak peeks
Inge
Lacey
Karen
Sharon
Nikki
Jacqui
Have fun visiting and best of luck.

Tomorrow I will be back with sneak peaks of the upcoming images at Wags n Whiskers. On Friday there will be the Wags n Whiskers Blog New Release Blog Hop!!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009
If you are here for the Midnight Madness blog hop you are in the right place, if you are here for my truffle ornament can and ornament for Our Daily Bread Designs, please scroll down to the next post. This is my second post of the day.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! In addition to our regular Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the MMSC DT is having a hop!!! We hope you enjoy our creations!!

Midnight Madness Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our Midnight madness Christmas Blog Hop. If you came here from Denise at KC242- Designs by Denise, you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at the Midnight Madness DT Blog We know this is a busy time of year for everyone so we are including our blog hop with our regular weekly Challenge MMSC #31. We invite you to participate in our challenge by making a card from our fabulous sketch and to be inspired by the projects on our blogs and make a matching ornament or small project. You are not required to do the project, but it would be a treat for us to see what you come up with and we would love it !!! You also do not have to do the sketch to participate in the blog hop. As an added bonus, we are going to do something a little different this time around. Each of our Design Team is offering up their card and project as a prize. WOW, a chance to own a Midnight Madness Card and design!!!

1 Blog Hop GRAND Prize Drawing
12 Design Team Featured Card with Ornament or Small Project Random Drawing
1 PRETTY PAPER Christmas Card drawing from the 12 Highlighted on Each DT Blog from the MMSC #28

You have until Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to enter your MMSC#31 in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog as always to be eligible for the Regular Weekly Bonus Prize.

If you would like your name entered in for the MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG HOP PRIZES, you will have to follow the directions below.....

1. To be eligible for the Blog Hop Grand Prize, 12 Design Team Card/Project Drawing, and Pretty Paper drawing; you must leave a comment on each of the Designer's Blogs during your journey through the Hop. once your name has been chosen, we will check to make sure you have commented on each blog before you are notified.

2. Enter your name and the words BLOG HOP in Mr. Linky, to be eligible for the Blog Hop prizes. As an added bonus, if you do the sketch you can enter your link to your card/project and have two entry chances for the prizes.

3. In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, except for the Regular Weekly Bonus, you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITHIN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If there is no response within the 48 hours time frame, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are awarded. To start off, you need to be right at the beginning Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! If at any time you were to get lost on the way you can come back here and start over. At the end of the hop you will find yourself back here to enter your name into Mr. Linky. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instructions listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop.

If you would like to be considered for the Christmas Blog Hop Prizes, and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow the directions below.....

1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial.
2. link up to Mr. Linky with first name, last name initial, the words BLOG HOP and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

Pretty Paper Christmas Card Picks
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon of Blue,
Wrap your presents to your darling from you,
Pretty pencils to write I love you,

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue

We as paper crafters and card makers go crazy over pretty paper, pretty pencils, and pretty ribbons, don't we? Probably most of you are wishing for a special paper crafting tool or treat to be under the Christmas Tree with your name on it this year!! This song fits the mood and tempo of all us out there crafting away for the Christmas Holiday. For something Festive for the Season we want to feature our favorite cards from MMSC#28 to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players who played along with us that week. Our Pretty Paper card choices will need to do the blog hop, leave a comment at each of the Design Team Blogs, and collect a word from each of the blogs visited for the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky with "BLOG HOP" after their name at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will enter your name in a drawing for one winner form our 12 entries. We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky and have left a comment on each of the Design Team Blogs, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen for the "Pretty Paper" you are still eligible for the other prizes.



My paper pretties pick...
Lorelie Kim- My Paper Adventures
Isn't this card just so festive and elegant. I just love how Lorelie layered the stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs to create that poinsettia, the way she highlighted words on the sentiment, and all the colors and textures. So much eye candy to look at! Sheer elegance!!

Here is this week's sketch. Again, we are having another theme this week. Our theme is "Winter Wonderland". Show us your wintry scenes.


This Week's Sketch....



My card using the sketch....

card recipe:
stamps: Inky Impressions- Angelica's Lantern
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, Pretty in Pink and Soft Sky
Accessories: sewing machine, K&Co. snowflakes, Inky drops, prisma color pencils, snowflake embossing folder


My Project for today's hop
Here it is on a Christmas tree.....

Here is the same ornament on a stand so you can see the details better....


This ornament is made using the same Angelica's lantern stamp from Inky Impressions. It is colored with prisma color pencils and embossed. Gold Baubles are added as well as fun fur and glittered. The silver layer is created using the Spellbinders Pendant die. The snowflake base is an ornament I purchased at Target.

BLOG CANDY

Each design team member is offering their cards and projects as blog candy. For a chance to win my card or ornament, please just leave a comment on this post. If you do not have a blog, please leave your email address and name (first and last) in the comment as well. A winner will be randomly chosen after our Blog Hop is over on 12/15. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 12/16.

Revealing of Secret Word or Phrase

THE WORD OR PHRASE HAS BEEN REMOVED SINCE THE BlOG HOP IS NOW CLOSED.
The next stop on the hop is Charlotte- Design's from Within's blog. Thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. Everyone at Midnight Madness would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New year.

We thank you for joining us in our special Christmas Blog Hop and invite you to participate in the sketch challenge this week with a small project of your own. Should you participate in this week's sketch, please leave a direct link here on Mr. Linky. If you should upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC31.


Thank you and good luck winning the prizes!!! I hope you enjoyed my creations. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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