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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Today is another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge and this week the hostess is the sweet and talented Linda.  Linda has chosen the verse:

Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

There is the saying "What goes in must come out".  I am very cautious with my children in what they watch on tv or do on the computer etc.  because I truly do believe that what they watch can shape who they are as human beings.  If they view violence or shows showing disrespect toward parents (some of these teen shows....yikes!) etc. this can effect how they react towards me or others.  We learn by example.  If I am polite and show respect, my children are most likely to do the same.  It is the same in our thoughts.  Sometimes our thoughts seem real, if we keep our thoughts pure, our actions will also be pure.  Not that we a are perfect and never do wrong, we are human.  

Linda's challenge is:
Make either an all white or an all cream card, a monochrome in pure tones. 

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who is offering a generously offering a $15 gift certificate to their store.

I sure hope I did my creation right since I did color my image, but the rest is cream.




 For my creation I used the Say a Prayer image from Wags n Whiskers and some acetate.  Of course I had to add lace, ribbon and pearls.  The image is framed with the Spellbinder Bead it Circles. The image is colored with copics.  The border on the bottom is punched with the Wavy border punch from EK Success.


For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: 

Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Patti  and Cindy

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.




Challenges:
Spoon full of Sugar- die cuts or punching Creative Card Crew- Let's punch it, Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp - Punch Em Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Sparkly and Bright, Incy Wincy Designs- pearls and lace



Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.  Have a great day!!


blessings,




Saturday, October 30, 2010
 Happy Saturday Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

This week has been so busy that I forgot to announce the winner of the Perfect Presentations Template.
The winner chosen by random.org is:

Here are your random numbers:

2

Timestamp: 2010-10-30 02:14:02 UTC

 And #2 is Marley.

Congrats Marley!! Please email me with your choice of which template you would like and in what format (png. SVG) and I will send it out to you.  You can find my email in my profile. You can find all the templates available at the Wild Flower Patch shop here.

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  Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.

This week the team is challenging to your choice of our top 3 challenges at ODBD:
1- Sparkle
2- Dies or Punches
3- Texture it

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday,
November 4. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.


While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by November 4 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC35. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:


I used a sneak peak of the Poinsettia Tag set and the Mistletoe tag set to be released tomorrow at ODBD!  I also used the new tag die to match these tag stamp sets.  How cool is that?!!!

card recipe
stamps: sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs- Poinsettia Tag set and the Mistletoe tag set
Paper: Basic Grey Jovial, real red, black and vanilla
accessories: lace from my dear friend Sabrina (Thanks Sabrina!!), Offray red grosgrain ribbon, the flourishes are ends of the oval fancy tags set


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Francie Gumprecht
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson


To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
Simon Says Stamp - Punch Em
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle (my ribbon)
Paper Take Weekly - Sparkly and Bright
I Did It Creations - Open week
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Random Amusing - Pop Up Your Sentiment
Paper Pretties - Make a Square Card
Tuesday Throwdown- Use the sentiment as your main focus
OSAAT - Celebrations
Creative Cottage: Embossing
Thanks for stopping by today!! I so appreciate your visit and comments.
blessings,
Friday, October 29, 2010
Hi Everyone!!  If you are here for the SCACD hop you are in the right place.  If you are here for the ODBD Sneak peak, my Whimsy creation or the Wags n Whiskers challenge, please scroll down to the next post or click here.




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Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great day and a beautiful start to the weekend.  Today Susana Custom Arts and Custom Designs is releasing some adorable rubber stamps by a NEW artist
Carmen Medlin.  These stamps are exclusive to SCACD and are referred to as the Reflections Release set 1.  I am so honored to have been invited to be a guest for this hop and share in this exciting venture! Thanks Susana

If you arrived here from Kim Costello's Blog, you are in the right place, if not, you may want to start back at the beginning at Suzanne's blog to have a chance to win some awesome prizes, be inspired by the talented team, and see all the awesome new releases!! If you should get lost along the way there is a complete list of the order and all the designers at the store blog here.
 

There are four prizes which are gift certificates for a 20%  off coupon to the store(one time only excluding shipping) for four random bloggers from 4 random designers blogs.  These prizes are offered by both Susanna at SCACD (three coupons) and Quixotic Paperie (1 coupon).  What do you have to do to win you ask....well...

1. Leave a comment on all the hop blogs.  Only one entry per blog please.   Make sure you leave a comment on each blog because even the designers do not know where the prizes are.
2. You have until 7 p.m. EST to enter for a chance to win. The winners will be posted on the SCACD store blog here.

Here is a list of all the talented designers.  You are sure to find lots of inspiration along the way!

Now onto my creation....

I enjoyed using the most adorable Teapot Mouse ever, illustrated by Carmen Medlin. I colored the image in with copics.  The teapot is created using a template from Lauren Meader at My Time Made Easy.






The designer paper is digital paper called Tea Party Candie Apple Jack (from My Time Made Easy)    The paper is perfect as it has tea cups all over it (although the front is covered with the image)

I fastened the dp and added a decorative edge with stitching. The wavy border punch is from EK Success and the dies used were the scalloped circle for the top of the teapot and the oval scalloped and classic ovals nestabilities for framing the image.

challenges I entered this creation in are:
Alphabet-Z is for Zig Zags,  Creative Card Crew- Let's punch it, Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin- Anything but a card,  Speedy The Cat's Friends - Die Cut or Punch,  A Spoon full of Sugar- die cuts or punching

If you have any questions, please email me since I would like to make this brief so you can keep on hopping!!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing and talented Kim Dellow. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Please remember these images are available at Susana Custom Arts and Custom Designs (SCACD) in the USA, Quixotic Paperie in Europe, and at Art Du Scrapbooking in Canada .

Have a great day!!

Hello all!! I hope all is well with you!!  Boy is everything still so pretty with the fall leaves and the colors.  Unfortunately we had a lot of rain and wind and they are dropping quickly now.  Oh well...  Soon the cold weather will be here.  What I like best about winter is Christmas and family time especially on Sundays by the fireplace.

With that in mind, I decided to create another gift lunch box using the poinsettia image from Vintage Christmas at Whimsy.  I used the Lunch box template created by Lauren Meader for Paper Trey.  I bet you can't tell what my new fave Christmas paper is...you bet ya...Basic Grey Jovial!! Love the colors and designs and how they coordinate!!  The image is colored with watercolors and layered. I had to add some lace to give it a vintage flair and also some glittered gold ric rac to give it a little glitz.




 recipe:
stamps: Vintage Christmas at Whimsy.
paper: water color, Basic Grey Jovial
accessories: Labels 10 Spellbinders, lace, glittered ric rac
Template for box: Lauren Meader's lunchbox available at Paper Trey

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WAGS N WHISKERS CHALLENGE

My second creation is a first for me.  I have never colored an image in all black and white (silhouettes or stamped flowers yes but coloring an entire image...No!!  It was almost intimidating and a real challenge for me to use just black and white (with the exception of the pink cheeks...o.k. so I cheated just a little..LOL!)  I actually am pleased with how it turned out.

This card is for the Wags n Whiskers challenge!!  This week our challenge is hosted by Angelique!!  She really challenged us all with using only black and white (or sepia) on our creations (including the coloring)

I am so excited to announce that Wags n Whiskers
 has now opened up the challenges to ALL stamps!!
It is no longer a requirement to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card. But there will be a separate prize if you DO use a WnW image!

Starting this week, one random participant will win a
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp of their choice.
And any entry using a Wags 'n Whiskers image on their card will be entered into a drawing for a free WnW Digital stamp of your choice!!
Therefore, anyone who uses a Wags 'n Whiskers image will be entered into both prizes of a rubber stamp and a digital stamp!!
The only requirements are that you link directly to your challenge project - not to the main page of your blog. You must have a new project (no back linking). And you must link your card to the challenge post.
If you do not have a blog, you can still enter the challenges by uploading your cards to an open gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers.
So what are you waiting for, join the challenge!!
Now on to my creation:

I used one of my fave Wags n Whiskers image Puppy love.  I also followed this week's Sketch for you to Try Sketch designed by Jen.  The sentiment is from an old SU set (the set name is escaping me so I will have to check later).  I used copics to color my image including W-1, W-2, W-5, W-7 and R-10. The dp is from Memory Box Halloween.  I did add stitching although the layers covers up a lot of it.




stamps: Wags n Whiskers Puppy Love, SU for the sentiment
Nestabilities: Lacey circles, scalloped circles, classic circles
Paper: Memory Box Halloween from a few years ago
punches: SU Circle
accessories: ric rac (large), rhinestones

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: 


If you join the challenge, please leave a direct link to your creation here.


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ODBD SNEAK PEAK

My last project is some delish stamps that are being released on November 1 for Our Daily Bread Designs.  These are perfect for the holidays and so beautiful.  This next month our release will include 3 tags sets including a tag border with image and 3 sentiments.  Kelley also has a tag die available as well!!  How awesome is that.  Here is a sneak peak of the tags I created using Holly tag set, Poinsettia Tag set and Mistletoe tag set as well as the new die.

 

challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Sweet Treats
Speedy The Cat's Friends - Die Cut or Punch
Paper Garden - Holiday
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Frosted Designs: Diecuts
The Ribbon Girl - Red and Green
 Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin- Anything but a card (top lunch box)
All Sorts- Spots and Stripes (top lunch box)
OSAAT - All Celebrations (Christmas)
Other Lovelies/Thoughtful Thursdays - 'H' is for Holidays
Creative Card Crew- Let's punch it.
Papertake Weekly- sparkly and bright (first creation with the gold embossing and glittered ric rac)
A Spoon full of Sugar- die cuts or punching
Mel Jens - Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage: Metal (my jumbo brads on the handles of my lunch box)
Alphabet-Z is for Zig Zags

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! Have a great day!! I am so sorry this post was so long.  In my experience when you create all different posts only the top one gets seen.  I wanted to give exposure to all. Have a great weekend!

blessings,
Chris
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Happy Hump Day!! Can't believe we are in the middle of the week already!!   Where does the time go?

Today's creation is for the Your Next Stamp challenge.  This week I am the hostess and had the opportunity to choose the challenge.  I chose the challenge create a bookmark.


As always, we have 2 fabulous prizes for you to win:

1. Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Karen, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

We’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw! As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these cuties yourself! And if you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win!

Here is my corner bookmark that I created with Fhiona's Gingerbread House.  I just love this image and I decided it was perfect to go with the book, The Gingerbread Baby for my cousin's daughter for Christmas.


 I colored the image with copics.  The dp is from my new fave Christmas paper-Basic Grey Jovial!! I love these papers together!!  The punches used are both from Martha Stewart (Flower Vine and Fence border).



For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
If you join the challenge please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to Paper craft planet or Splitcoast Stampers, please use the keyword YNS28.
challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Sweet Treats
Speedy The Cat's Friends - Die Cut or Punch
Paper Garden - Holiday
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Frosted Designs: Diecuts
The Ribbon Girl - Red and Green
 Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin- Anything but a card
All Sorts- Spots and Stripes
Delightful Challenges-Christmas
OSAAT - All Celebrations (Christmas)
Other Lovelies/Thoughtful Thursdays - 'H' is for House and Holidays
Creative Card Crew- Let's punch it.
Papertake Weekly- sparkly and bright
A Spoon full of Sugar- die cuts or punching
Craft Your Passion  Add Glitter & Sparkles
Let's Ink It Up   Let's Make A Scene
Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have a great day!!  Thanks so much for your comments!!

blessings,
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Happy Tuesday Everyone!!  Have you ever felt you were in a rut and just keep creating cards or paper projects.  I do...last week I posted mostly all projects with the exception of 2 cards...Well today I challenged myself to creating with material for home decorating.

Using the stamps from Randi's song at Our Daily Bread Designs, I created coasters to match a table runner I created.  I just loved the material at Jo Ann Fabrics and had to create with it.  Here are my creations.

Here is a picture of the runner.  The colors in this photo do not do it justice.  It looks more like the top photo than the dull color here but it gives you an idea....
The leaves were embossed with gold Ranger embossing powder on tie dyed looking green fabric and then cut out.  A button was sewn on in the middle to fasten the leaf to the coaster.  All the edges were sewn with gold thread.  The material used for the coaster background is quilted and pretty thick.

 Challenges-
City Crafter- leaves falling color challenge (red, yellow and orange)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin- Anything but a card
The Ribbon Girl - Red and Green
Papertake Weekly- sparkly and bright

Today was my day to do the Time With post at Our Daily Bread designs.  I created or altered another item for my home and have step by step directions on how I created.  Here is a sneak peak of what I altered at the ODBD blog here.


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! I so appreciate you!!

blessings,
Monday, October 25, 2010
 This is my second post of the day...If you are here for the Birthday Blog hop for Karen at Your next stamp, please scroll down to the next post If you are here for the Perfect Presentations release and Stamp and create product spotlight, you are in the right place.  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a free template from Perfect Presentations.

Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend!!  Today it is time for both a new Perfect Presentations release and a new product spotlight at Stamp and Create!!  Stamp and Create's Product spotlight is Halloween again this week.  All Halloween images are 25% off!!!


Woohoo!!  I decided to combine the template release and the Halloween spotlight into one creation. I used the newly released Pop Top box template from Perfect Presentations available today at the Wild Flower shop.  I used the Whiff of Joy Little Witch image now on sale at Stamp and Create for 25% off.  I just love this image and had a blast coloring it with copics.  The designer paper is some old American Crafts halloween paper from my stash.  The ribbon is yummy May Arts Green Silk.  The image is framed with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles and standard circles dies.  The boo is created using a Quickcutz die that I won from Sunday's with Crissy Armstrong.  The bats are created using a Martha stewart punch.



The rest of the Perfect Presentation Team will have projects to share with you today for the release!!  I hope you will take the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee and be inspired.  One commenter from each post will be randomly chosen to win a free Perfect presentation Template of their choice created by Leigh Ann!!  You have until Midnight on Wednesday, October 27 to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win.

  So don't forget to comment on each blog along the way.  Here are the links to my uber talented dt sisters:
I  am also entering this gift box into the following challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Marks Finest Paper - Diecuts or a Punch
Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween/Fall
Double Dutch - Boo to You
Kaboodle Doodles - To add a Bat
Stamp with Fun - Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Boo
Creative Card Crew- Fairytales-Witch from Snow White
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Halloween
Dutch Dare- Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown- anything goes
Stampin' Royalty #42 - ribbons
Meljen's Designs #30 - anything goes
Fab n Funky chall. 45  Things That Go Bump in the night..
The Corrosive Chall. 87   Halloween (or orange & black)
Pennys Paper-Craft chall. 40.  as long as it flies..me bats..
Cupcake Inspiration ch. 82..  Halloween Inspiration pic
Sweet Stampin- Anything but a card
My Sheri Crafts - halloween
Made by Momo - anything but a card
Other Lovelies - "H" - halloween
    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! Have a great day!!

    Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great day!!  Today is Karen Dedman's Birthday (owner of Your Next Stamp).  We, the design team, wanted to celebrate with her, so we decided to have a birthday hop in her honor.  If you came here from Beth's blog you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at the beginning (Sem's blog) so you don't miss any creations along the way.

    Happy Birthday Karen!!!

    I decided to make a card for Karen using the sweet Ellie's pressies stamp.  I colored her with copics. The paper is from Die Cuts with a view.  I followed the Sketch Saturday sketch. I did send it out to you Karen but I am sorry that it will be late.  My thoughts and wishes are with you!!


    challenges:
    One Stitch At A Time - Any Celebration
    Meljens - Anything Goes
    Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
    Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
    Stampin Royalty - Ribbons
    Wild Orchid challenge-pastels
     Lexi´s Creation #25 Happy birthday
    Speedy the Cat- punches or dies 

    Since Karen is celebrating her 34th birthday today,  she is holding a special YNS Birthday Bash Sale at the YNS store until Tuesday October 26th (midnight EST) to celebrate!  Yippee!!
    Karen has randomly selected stamps from the YNS Store and placed them into the "Karen's Birthday Bash Sale" section HERE
    You'll find a variety of YNS stamps on sale for 10% - 40% off! Plus be sure to check out the embellishments section of the store as well...all brads, buttons and baubles are 10% off!
    The YNS store now carries single pots of the Twinkling H2o's so be sure to check out these awesome sparkly paints!

    Sale starts today and ends Oct 26th at midnight, so get yourself on over to http://www.yournextstamp.com and grab a bargain!
    And now for the next stop on the hop...My fabulously talented and sweet dt sister and friend, Crystal!! 
    When you've finished hopping, be sure to stop by Karen's blog to wish her Happy Birthday". 
    I hope your day is super special Karen!!

    Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed my creation . Have a great day!!

    blessings,

    Sunday, October 24, 2010
    Happy Sunday Everyone!!  Ah!!  After church I hope to sit back and relax and maybe some blog surfing.  It has been crazy and I am just looking forward to some time to relax.

    Anywho...today is a new Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's hostess is ME. 

         I count it a blessing to share scripture with you at the same time as sharing my love for crafting. 

    Since it is October and cancer awareness month, I chose the scripture:
    My health may fail, My spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:26

    You can read my devotional on the Stampin sisters in Christ blog, I will just give you a brief synopsis here.

    Many of us know of someone who has cancer or are terminally ill.   I know I have several friends who are battling cancer, including my dt sister Randi. Soon it will also be the anniversary of my dear mother in law's passing from Cancer (on Thanksgiving Day...somehow Thanksgiving has never been the same...)  She is dearly missed.  What a dreadful disease from a worldly standpoint.  So many are affected and with all the technological advances in this world we have not found a cure or a way to keep it at bay.  What good can possibly come from an illness such as this. Well, God has all things planned for our good.   What  a comfort to know that God is right beside you to hold your hand no matter what the circumstance if you believe and trust in him.   

    One of my very dearest friends  is suffering greatly at this time with cancer.  She is weak and in a tremendous amount of pain.  It brings me to tears to think of her suffering and the possibility of losing her but I know God has a plan…It may be to heal her in this earthly dwelling or it may be to take her Home to Him.  Through it all she trusts the Lord and is growing closer to Him each day.  How about you….Can you say you have that comfort?  I want to share her testimony with others.  No matter what the circumstance, when you are a Christian you have God on your side to hold your hand.

    This week the challenge at Stampin Sisters is to create a card or project with mostly pink and include pink ribbon.

    Here is my take on the challenge using the Our Daily Bread Designs Hope stamp set.


    I used the sketch from Midnight Madness (turned on its side) and the Pixie Dust Sketch which are very similar for my layout and some DCWV Music paper I have had in my stash forever.  I rarely use bright colors like this so I pushed myself to think outside of the box.

    It is hard to see in the photo but the lace is also pink.  The rhinestones are from a birthday RAK from my dear friend Grace.  The ribbon is from my dear friend Crystal.  Thanks girls.  I am enjoying my goodies!!

    challenges:
    Midnight Madness- sketch
    Meljjen's Designs- anything goes
    Stampin Royalty - Ribbons

    Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes
    Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

    My Partner in Crafting Crime - Shine/Bling (the paper is embossed as well as the bling)
    Pixie Dust- pink for Cancer Awareness and a sketch
     Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges #89 - sentiment as main focus
    Speedy the Cat- punches or dies 




    For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters: 

    Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Patti  and Cindy

    For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.
    Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.  Have a great day!!


    blessings,



    Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend.  Today I will be a taxi service for my kids.  Lot of places to go...

    Anywho...since it is Saturday, it is time for another Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.




    This week's Challenge:
    This week the team is challenging you to create a card or project with the colors kraft and black plus one other color and a neutral if you wish (white or cream).


    To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday,
    October 28. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

    While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by October 28 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC34. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

    Here is my take on the challenge:
    I used the ODBD stamp sets used: Dad and Randi's Song 
    to create a gift bag for my Dad.  I embossed the leaves in gold.  The black embossed leaves were cut out and put on dimensionals.  The tag is created with the text in Randi's Song and the Spellbinders leaf die.


    For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
    Francie Gumprecht
    Patter Cross
    Sabrina Jackson


    To join the challenge, please link your creation here.


    challenges:
    Stamping in Time- Embossing
    Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes
    Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
    Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes
     Simon Says Stamp and show- anything but a card
    Stamptacular Sunday- Anything but a card  
    Critter Sketch challenge Meljjen's Designs- anything goes
    Stampin Royalty - Ribbons

    Craftalicious - Anything Goes

    One Stitch At A Time - Embellish It
    Daring Cardmakers- Autumn leaves

    Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed my creations . Have a great day!!

    blessings,
    Friday, October 22, 2010
    Happy Friday Everyone!! Wow!! The week has just flown by! I have made so many cards lately that this week I took a break and made just projects to change the monotony.  I hope you have enjoyed them.

    Since today is Friday, it is time for another Wags n Whisker challenge.

    This week our challenge is hosted by the fabulous Debs. Debs would like your creations to be:


    Merry & Bright

    So let's see your fabulous festive creations!!!
    Remember that you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamps to be entered into the drawing for ONE FREE WAGS 'N WHISKERS STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE!!
    Also if you would like to a guest for one of our challenges make sure to add "DT" after your name when you post your card for this week's challenge.

    Here is my take on the challenge using the beautiful Nichola fairy from Wags n Whiskers.  I just love to color her!!  I created a Christmas mini pizza box.



    The box top uses the sketch created by  Heidi for the Critter Sketch challenge!!


    The image is colored with copics.  The ribbon is silk from May Arts.  The dp is from DCWV Music which I have had in my stash forever...

    challenges:
    Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes
    Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes 
    Simon Says Stamp and show- anything but a card
    Stamptacular Sunday- Anything but a card 
    Speedy the Cat Friends- stitching (on all my creations I stitched) 
    Critter Sketch challenge 
     Meljjen's Designs- anything goes
    Pear Tree Designs - Free For All
    Stampin Royalty - Ribbons

    I Did It Creations - Girl of My Dreams
    Pennys - As Long As It Flies
    Craftalicious - Anything Goes

    One Stitch At A Time - Embellish It
    Flutterby - Open Challenge (with a fairy, angel or butterfly)
     
    Delightful sketches- It is beginning to look a lot like Christms 
    Pixie Cottage- Sweet (I chose sweet treats)

    For more examples of the Christmas challenge at Wags n Whiskers please visit my dt sisters:
    Melanie, Sharon, Karen Michele, Jeanette, LaceyDebs, Tracy, Barbara,
    Carolina, and Mariska


    To add your creation of Halloween using a Wags n Whiskers image, click here. 

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    Your Next Stamp Sale!!!

    Karen will be celebrating her 34th birthday on Monday, so she is holding a special YNS Birthday Bash Sale at http://www.yournextstamp.com from today until Tuesday October 26th (midnight EST) to celebrate!  Yippee!!
    Karen has randomly selected stamps from the YNS Store and placed them into the "Karen's Birthday Bash Sale" section HERE: http://yournextstamp.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=205
    You'll find a variety of YNS stamps on sale for 10% - 40% off! Plus be sure to check out the embellishments section of the store as well...all brads, buttons and baubles are 10% off!
    The YNS store now carries single pots of the Twinkling H2o's so be sure to check out these awesome sparkly paints!

    Sale starts today and ends Oct 26th at midnight, so get yourself on over to http://www.yournextstamp.com and grab a bargain!
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    Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed my creations . Have a great day!!

    blessings,

    Thursday, October 21, 2010


    Happy Thursday Everyone!!  I hope all is well!! Today I am popping in with a few different projects!!  I guess I am tired of just making cards so I decided it was time to switch it up a bit.

    Anywho...today is the Divine Diva challenge.  Lori sent the team this link to a hostess sight showing Fall and Thanksgiving Day treats.  I chose this photo as my inspiration:

    Doesn't this look yummy!!  I just had to make caramel apples and a treat container.  Here is my take on the challenge.  This is my entire project for the Diva challenge.

     Here is my treat container that I created with an altered Recollections Flower container from Michaels, some muslin fabric and the digi apple image (Apple a Day Digital set) which I colored with copics from Designed to Delight.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I just loved the wood lid and had to leave it uncovered.  The circle shape with the glass blobs on it is created with the Spellbinders Bead it Circles.  The label for the sentiment uses the from Labels 13 die from SpellbindersThe doily under the treat jar is created by fraying some Muslin and stamping leaves from the Your Next Stamp Autumn Greetings setI added stitching on my image panel.

    The contents of the jar includes 1/2 a Granny smith and Red Delicious apple chopped.  A large heath bar chopped into small pieces (or 4 small) and caramel sauce at the bottom. Yum!!!

    Here is my Caramel apple that I created and rolled in nuts so it would not stick to my packaging.  The image is a digital freebie (two apples) from Designed to Delight.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The nestabilities used are the Lacey circles from Spellbinders and the Scalloped Circles.

    For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

    Anne
    Lori
    Donna
    Julie
    Kerri

    Hope you are inspired to come and play along with the Divine Diva Challenge. 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 DDIC38
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    Today is also a new release of Meljen's images available at Whimsy Stamps!!  Melissa Jenkins draws the most darling images even for a Spooktacular Halloween.  Here is my creation using newly released Meljen's Cuddle Bat:

    I created a mini pizza box.  The layout uses the sketch created by Stamp and Create dt sister Heidi for the Critter Sketch challenge!! The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy's Little Witch stamp set.


    Here is the inside:


    Mini Pizza Box recipe:
    Stamps: Digital-newly released Meljen's Cuddle Bat: available at Whimsy stamps
    Paper: American crafts Halloween DP, Black and white CS
    Accessories: Black stitched ribbon from Memory Box, Lacey Squares and circles from Spellbinders, Olive green silk ribbon, rhinestones

    the  challenges I added my projects to:
    Tuesday Throwdown- Anything goes
    2 Sisters - Halloween
    Bee Crafty - Halloween
    One Stop Craft - Halloween
    Stampin For The Weekend - Fall/Halloween
    Stamp Something - Halloween
    Moving Along with the Times - Halloween
    Crafts and Me - Halloween
    Stampin Royalty - Halloween
    Creative Cottage - Halloween
    Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
    Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween
    Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
    Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes
    Little Red Wagon - Something Old and Something New (old scraps of dp and ribbon, new image!)
    Cinema Saturday - Diecut or hand cut
    Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis (Halloween)
    Card of the Week - Halloween project
    Creative Craft Challenges - Trick or Treat
    Double Dutch - Halloween
    If the Shoe Fits - Holiday (Halloween)
    Creative Inspirations - Hallowe'en/Fall
     Pile it on- Kid themed Halloween
    Ooh la la- scary stuff
    Simon Says Stamp and show- anything but a card
    Stamp with fun- Halloween
    The crazy challenge- Halloween
    A Spoon Full of Sugar- Halloween
    Stamptacular Sunday- Anything but a card 
    Speedy the Cat Friends- stitching (on all my creations I stitched) 

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!

    hugs and blessings,

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