Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

hi there,
Well, it's the last Tuesday of the month so today is the beginning of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team's monthly Blog Hop. This month the participating Design Team members are:

One of our blogs will be randomly chosen and from all those that commented on that blog, the winner will be again, randomly chosen. Blog Hop will remain open for comments on everyone's blog through midnight Friday night February 3rd.  The winner will be posted here (and on the member's blogs who are able to post) by noon on Sat February 4th. 
Winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations!

My project is a blend of several Heartfelt Creation stamps (supplies listed below)

This week... Heartfelt Creations is at CHA debuting new products! their new release will be on February 7th!!

Enjoy the hop!

also entered in the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ - who you are!

Stamps: HCPC 3305 Posy Patch Clusters PreCut Set
             HCPC 3312 Uplifting Scriptures PreCut Set
             HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
             HCPC 3307 Jean Pocket/Ball Can PreCut Set
Die: Spellbinders HCD 701 Posy Patch Diecut
        scraps of Cheery Lynn's Flourish
Cardstock: SU White, retired designer paper, stash Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Memento Black, Rangers Distress Stormy Sky
Embellishments:  MS daisy fan punch, Gala Glitz Blue, pop dots, stash gingham ribbon
Copics: B21, 95...G21, 24

Crafters of Faith 1st Group challenge

hi there, 
This card was a real joy to create. Our blogging group, Crafters of Faith, was challenged by our Leader- Kelly, to create a card or scrapbook page that should include an image of something that best depicts your thoughts and heart-feelings of what Genesis and the creation means to you and at least one of these colors of the creation: Yellow, Blue, Green and/or Brown!

have the yellow, blue, a little green but also added purple (for royalty)

Changed my mind so many times in making this card. Decided finally on creating a night and day background with the butterfly representing our change when we "put off the old man" and "put on the new" when we accept his wonderful gift of salvation! When our Lord created this world for us, he knew we would need a Saviour...so John 3:16 naturally comes to mind.... 

Can't wait to pop around to the rest of the group's blogs and see what they created!

have a blessed day,
cardstock: GKD's Wild Lilac, In the Navy, White
ink: Memento's summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Paris Dusk, Black, Ranger's Distress Antique Linen
stamps: Our Daily Bread's Butterfly Corner, sentiment from biblical Impressions
Spellbinders Labels 7
Copics YR15, Y04, YG03, V01, 12, 17
Techniques: white embossed stars, masked moon, sponging, paper piecing, stickles

Monday, January 30, 2012

oh I don't want to go to work today....

Can You See Friday

can you tell I could sure use one more day off LOL

hugs to all, 
have a beautiful day...and Friday will be here before I know it....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.. This week we have a color challenge for you. We want you to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards featuring CREAM, BLUE & BROWN.
 One random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot. Our Design Team has created wonderful cards with this color scheme to inspire you. If you want the details on their cards, just click on their name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

For our challenge this week, I used an image from the Vintage Lamp Set  from the Digi Doodle Shop.
well I blew it again...when I saw our challenge I thought "Oh how perfect! works for Digi Doodle Shop's challenge also"...and was just tickled. So imagine me sitting with my mouth open when I went to get the link to enter this in their challenge... and it had ended this past Wednesday!!! 
 Oh well, I'm sure this wont be the last time I get my dates crossed LOL
...my background was done with the Shaving Cream Technique .

update: wooo hoooo Digi Doodle is having an "anything goes" challenge so I get to enter this one after all ...big smile here

have a beautiful weekend!

brown and blue ribbon from stash
brown and white cardstock
sentiment from MFP's "Brick Wall" set, stamped in Memento Black
Copics:  B00,01,04...E43, 47, 53, 71, 81 and BG 96

Speedy the Fox Challenge #92

so glad it's Saturday!!!

This week over at the Speedy the Fox Challenge Blog , I've challenged us to create "using layers"... try to use at least FOUR!
 for my project, I used the new MFP set " Love Remains" ...gorgeous set!

 I have a ton of layers LOL...nine to be exact (-:
each rose is layered higher than the one under it... as well as all the matting!

hope you get to play along  - remember random winner gets a FREE stamp set...

I'm having several friends over today to stamp - we are going to mass produce our birthday cards needed for the year (we try to give cards to everyone in our church for their birthday) and one of them is going to teach me things on the Cricut...so excited! having birthday cards ready for the whole year  will be such a blessing!

hugs and blessings,
Ink:  Memento Black
cardstock: black, white from MFP
dp: retired from SU
embellishments: Spellbinder's Beaded Ovals, "clear star" gelly roll pen, yellow mini pearls, SU corner punch, popped dots, and ribbon from MFP
Copics:  Y06, 08, 23, BG96, YG63

Friday, January 27, 2012

Phri-days are Phindy's!

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is "to create a project for a young child's birthday"....
perfect for me! My granddaughter, Lily, turns 5 soon and she and her Gran-Pa love pigs! So this card will be from him to her....

love this little piggy from Phindy...
now the balloons were done with the miniCricut that I won from Suzanne Dean's Creative Classroom! this is a whole new crafting world using the Cricut - much to learn!

added purple stickles so Lily would have her bling!

hope you get a chance to enter our challenge - one random winner who will receive a $5 gift certificate to Phindy's store. The Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week. The creator will also receive a $5 gift certificate to Phindy's store and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

enjoy your weekend

retired SU designer papers matted with dark purple cardstock onto white card base. 
Copics BV0000, 000, 01 and R0000, 81

Thursday, January 26, 2012

STV Challenge

hi there, dont get to play in the challenges over at STV much any more, but couldn't miss this one! The challenge is to case one of Jennie Harper's cards...well this gal doesn't make a card I wouldn't want to case..BUT since I'm into vintage this year....I LOVED this card she had on her blog
gorgeous isnt it!!!

so here's my case
have no idea why my pic is giving off that yellowish color...oh well - photographer I'm not...

anyway...hats off to Jennie's gorgeous gallery over on STV and check out her blog!

off to work! hope this posts on time, yesterday my autopost didnt post correctly and I didnt notice until later in the day - not at a computer for most of today so wont know if this posted until tonight!


GKD Design Set "You've Got Style"
Sentiment is from 2007 SU set - dont know name
stash Graphic 45 designer paper and stash THoltz dp
Webster's trim and Prima pearl swirl with mini roses
Black cardstock from GKD
Copic RV02 and sponged Rangers Distress Spun Sugar
Spellbinder dies Beaded Ovals and Ovals Large
pop dots for corset

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger Challenge

hi there,
loved this gorgeous inspiration pic for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge ....

immediately thought of the new stamp set from GKD by Melanie Muenchinger "Stately Flowers 2" . I love flower images and she will be creating sets for all of our states! Looking forward to Virginia's (-:
(and if you dont know - Melanie has had a book published "A Year of Flowers"..highly recommend!)

my card

loved the pastels for this one!

ok, have to get out of here - headed to some properties that are a couple hours away..so have a long day ...hope I make it to church tonight!


cardstock - dark brown, light brown and white
MS leaf punch and fan punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Memento ink - Angel Pink, Cocoa
Copics:  E04, 31, 35, 93 and RV00, 21, 42
stash ribbon and mini pearls

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our "Crafters of Faith Group" mini color challenge

Hi there,
Our leader, Kelly  challenged us to  to create using the color combos given to each of us by another blog member. Kelly gave me the combo ...
 PinkBurgundy (Cobbler, etc!), and Black!

well alrighty then - how fun to create just to create. I am on quest to use only scraps and/or designer paper that I have had for ages...this piece from Graphic 45 has been sitting in my designer paper bin for quite a long time! and I've had this flower in my stash also for quite some time....hence, my card was born LOL

now the bad part is I don't know the name of this particular paper from Graphics and I don't remember what punch I used to make the flower....sorry!

I sponged the dp with Memento Rose Bud, and I do know the cardbase is Cranberry Tart from GKD, also used Spellbinders "Twisted Metal Tags and Accents" for tag and embellishment behind flower, pearls, scrunched burgundy seam binding (love that stuff) and colored lightly with Copic RV21...

went for the vintage look - hope you like!

hugs and blessings,

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and a new challenge. 
 This week we want you to GO GIRLY and make very feminine vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards. 

so I just went with a varied collection of items...sentiment is from Layers of Color TeaCup Blessings set, scraps are from stash (mostly from Graphics 45), cardbase is Not Quite Navy from Stampin Up, stash trim from Webster's, stash lace/ribbon,button and scrunched seam binding, paper flowers, ms leaf punch, ran 1 panel through the cuttlebug....just had fun with it!

not sure what the inside sentiment will be...I like having option to decide later!
hope you get to join us - I really love visiting everyone and seeing how you do vintage (-:
 One random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display.
In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.
 Check out the girly vintage cards created by our incredible Design Team . We are joined this week by a wonderfully creative Guest Designer, Claire Chapman.


Speedy the Fox Challenge #91

hi there - so glad it's Saturday!! oh how i love weekends! 

This week over at the Speedy the Fox Challenge Blog , we were challenged to create
" a birthday card"
Now that's easy - hope to see EVERYONE in this challenge! Hope you pop over and check out the rest of the Speedy the Fox Design Team's birthday cards (-:

kept my card simple with the focus on the gorgeous rose from the new MFP set "Love Remains"....and the sentiment is from the MFP set "Buffalo Spring" ...

 continuing to use stash dp and cardstock - this one has SU's Not Quite Navy base with scraps of green cardstock (but I dont know whose) for matting...i'm pretty sure the dp is retired Stampin Up also...
had a piece of scrunched seam binding that I just laid across panel before adhering my rose...

used a different combo of Copics on this rose : R08, 89, 81...BV23...G24, 28
what do you think?? i'm thinking would have liked more highlights ...

hope everyone that was hammered in the snow storms are all ok - have heat, soup on the stove and are stamping away (-:


Friday, January 20, 2012

Phri-days are Phindy's!

This week at Phindy's Place Friday Challenge Blog the challenge is to create "a shaped card - no rectangles or squares".

ok so I cheated...hmmmm better way to say that is  " i was creative" and just cut off the corners of my gatefold card LOL
I had made this awhile ago for someone's "blue" challenge - missed it - and so now it's working for this challenge!

grabbed Phindy's image First Snow  
the inside sentiment is from Stampin Up 1997 but I don't know the set, sorry...
back to working on using up stash everything!!

hop you get a chance to play in our Phindy challenge - We will choose one random winner who will receive a $5 gift certificate to Phindy's store. One entry will be selected as Card of the Week and the creator will also receive a $5 gift certificate to Phindy's store as well as being in the running for a Guest Designer spot.


cardstock - Not Quite Navy, white and stash designer paper
Spellbinders Pendants Fleur De Lis
stash ribbon
Copics: E00. 02...B32, 45, 97

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Hi again, I have been anxious for this challenge - love love love coloring this one (-:

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we have a great challenge - EMBOSSING. You can create your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card with dry or heat embossing.

Join us in saying hello to Digi Doodle Shop, a lovely new sponsor who will be providing one random winner with a $10 gift certificate to their store.
The random winner will also receive a winner's badge from Sugar Creek Hollow to display on her blog. In addition the Design Team will select one project as Card of the Week and the creator of that card will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.
The Design Team has used a number of the fabulous images from Digi Doodle Shop and have created some wonderful inspiration for you.

I dry embossed but it doesnt show well ..used my Score Buddy and scored the lines in the designer paper (my wallpaper) ...

This image was a real joy for me but for a personal reason - My Grandmother aka MawMaw, had a hutch (or "stand" as she called it) so similar to this one....along with the lamp, perfume bottles, pitcher, hat, books (she was a school teacher) and vase of flowers. In that little pink pot - she kept her Bobby pins!! who remembers spinning and curling our hair with them LOL....In her picture frame was a pic of her mother - very stern looking lady in a black and white picture. This stand sat over by her bed....its been almost 30 years since she passed but it feels like yesterday in so many ways...
the only thing she didnt regularly have on her hutch was the teddy bear (that was upstairs in the very old crib she hung onto ..and I wish I had kept ...big sigh)..Anyway, coloring this image was a welcome open door to my childhood and treasured memories.

hope this has in some way inspired you....and you get time to enter our challenge this week.

Copics: E00,09,31,35,74...B00, 01, 04, 18, 26...R00, 02, 81...Y02, 06...R27, 29...G07, 14...YG63...C01, 03...W1, 3, 5
 entered in the Digi Doodle Embossing Challenge

Speedy the Fox Challenge #90

hi there - so glad it's Saturday!!
This week over at the Speedy the Fox Challenge Blog , we were challenged to create "with a border punch"....have been wanting to use this new set...so grabbed the Spellbinders to create my borders!
used MFP sets "Winter Crocus" and "Brick Wall"
cardstock and retired dp is from SU
Copics: Y04, YR04, G24, E35, FV2, V17
ink: Memento Grape, Summer Sky and Angel Pink
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Lacey Circles and Fancy Tags

paper pieced crocus and butterfly and added glaze sparkle with pen to butterfly

now it's your turn...remember random drawn winner gets a FREE MFP Set!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Stamp TV's CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there, welcome to our monthly blog hop - this month we've been given another awesome sketch from Melissa Cash!

Now you should have come from Kay's  gorgeous blog...but if you not and you want to start at the beginning, go here to STV.

I really enjoyed this sketch - pulled out Theresa's new set "Dogwood and Butterfly"....love love love!
All cardstock, ribbon and button is from GKD and ink is Memento Sky, Danube Blue and Bamboo.
Copics are B29, YG63
Cuttlebug EF...paper pieced the butterfly on bottom card and MS leaf punch

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (January 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

next stop is our awesome sketch designer Melissa .

NOTE: Having blogger issues with my commenting and some followers are telling me that they are having trouble leaving comments on my blog. I downloaded FireFox and have been able to comment using that server. Hope Blogger fixes its issues with Internet Explorer soon...so hope this doesnt interfere with opportunity to leave your comment to be entered in the selection for the Grab Bag win...guess for this hop its more important than before to comment on as many blogs as you have the time to do...


Phri-days are Phindy's!


I chose the row with embossing, buttons and a die cut! have been wanting to color this adorable image Happy Howlidays  ever since Phindy released it...Phindy images are such a joy to color...

cardstock is dark brown matted onto white card base
Dry embossed retired SU designer paper using the Cuttlebug folder "Candy Cane Stripes"
Copics: E02, 30, 31, 35, 37...W1, 3, 5...Y21, 23, 26...R29, G05, 09
Image is diecut using Spellbinders Labels 18 matted onto red cardstock.
Buttons from stash with candy cane twine and stickles on their hats!

No sentiment, I need a ton of Thank You's and Happy Birthdays this month...not sure which this is!

Hope you get to pop over to the Phindys Place Challenge Blog and play in the challenge (-:


ps I'm still having blogger problems (along with a gazillion others - cant leave comments on so many blogs ... I get sent over to a blank white page)  hope they figure it out soon....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

EEEKSSSS I WON! wooo hooooooooo

I cant believe it...I won the Cricut Mini !!!

NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine


boy am I glad I got off early that day.....

WOOOO HOOOO my company closed early today and I RUSHED home (no traffic - was like being in Twilight Zone!) threw down all my stuff and went straight to my craft room....two hours later...my card is done!
Have been wanting to color up this Wonderful freebie digital image from GKD  really love it! Have printed up a dozen to color throughout the year and use next year...

This one is for the challenge over at Suzanne Dean's CMC Challenge   "to use gold, cream, white" with your Copics...sparkle is hard to photo so here are a few (-:

on this last one, I have added a little more Y28 to bottom of ornament
this is one of those "its so much prettier in real life" cards...I am very tickled with it....
cardstock is from GKD and Copics used are W00,01...E30, 50, 81...Y00,26, 28...YR31
lightly painted on gold stickles and sponged edge with Ranger's Distress Antique Linen

now off to get ready for tomorrow night...oh bummer - we have to eat dinner tonight too! hmmmmm....pizza!

LOL hugs,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Melanie Muenchinger's Exciting News

For those of you who follow STV, you know Melanie!
She has some awesome news...her very own BOOK! - so pop over to her BLOG and see what she is giving away - but go quick - this ends tomorrow night!

I'm headed over to Annie's Attic to get this....This set of Melanie's has been a favorite "go to" stamp set year round....

Wishing Melanie huge success on this book - how awesome is that! (and I was doing a happy dance just to get a card published LOL, cant imagine how over-the-top excited she must be!!)


Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want you to save some trees and RE-PURPOSE PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER OR COFFEE FILTERS. Instead of buying some designer paper for your project, go to your kitchen or bathroom and grab one of the above items and let's see how you can transform it and incorporate it into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project

     This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot. Our new Design Team is in place and everyone has worked hard to create some inspiration for you. If you want details on how they re-purposed the various items, head over to the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog. and click on their names to go directly to their blogs.

I used some round coffee filters and took some pics of a few of my steps.  Details and supplies used at bottom of post

Using Layers of Color set "Dotted Peonies" by Nina Brackett...

sponged the leaves and flower images with Ranger's Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, and Worn Lipstick. Took a 4 x 5.25 piece of cranberry cardstock and added stick glue all over it, then laid down the sponged filter and folded the edges over the cardstock. Ran it through the Cuttlbug using the Victoria folder....really enjoying this technique!
cut out the flower and layered it three times and added pearl brad.  Matted it onto scrap light green cardstock.
The base card is cranberry, sponged with white pigment around edges..then stamped with a "crackle" stamp using gold pigment ink.  Ribbons are from stash...

There you go! I like working with these filters MUCH more than with tissue paper!

so my first post as a member of this fabulous Design Team is now done....now I can breath (-:



Related Posts with Thumbnails