Monday, November 30, 2009

Lizzie Anne Sketch Day

Today it's my turn for the Lizzie Anne weekly sketch challenge #105. Today's extra challenge is to use dry embossing on your card. Either templates or embossing folders are fine.

I changed up just a few things from the sketch on my card today ~ first I rounded all the corners of the card using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I had a little extra time this weekend and went blog surfing. While doing that, I found tons of inspiration on Jennifer McGuire's blog & she rounds corners A LOT! {WARNING ~ you may see several cards in the upcoming days with rounded corners ~ LOL!} I also changed the shape for my stamped image from a square to a Nestabilities square label. Then for the embossing, I used an embossing folder for the background.

I'd love to see what you come up with for the challenge ~ make sure you link your card over on Lizzie Anne Land. It's a pretty simple sketch, so try and think outside the box!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (December Monthly Mix - Celebrate); Cardstock & Ribbon ~ PTI; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Nestabilities ~ Label Dies; Quickuts Embossing Folder; Kaiser gems ~ brown.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

But it's Christmas...

On my project for today, I used a Christmas set called Deck the Halls and the matching digital paper pack both from Lizzie Anne Designs. This is such a cute little retro set ~ I just love it!

On my card today, I didn't make a Christmas card but instead used the gift image for a birthday present. Also, for the digital paper, I changed the funky red design to a cool black and white paper. I love this background paper!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Deck the Halls, sentiment from December Monthly Mix Celebrate); Cardstock ~ PTI; Pattern Paper ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Deck the Halls Digital Paper Pack); Nestabilities; Copic Markers; Pigment ink (pink, black); Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; EK Success Edge Punch; Kaiser Gems).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Jolly Holiday!

I was goofing around trying to come up with an idea for some store samples and this card suddenly came together. It didn't make the final cut as a store sample, but I do like how it came out.

I used the Jolly Ornaments & the Merry Wishes sets from Our Craft Lounge.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Jolly Ornaments, Merry Wishes); Cardstock ~ PTI; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug; Ink ~ Palette, PTI; Nestabilities.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale at IHP!

Today's sample features the new set called Love Notes by Our Craft Lounge. I created a background with the script stamp & offset the hearts as the main image. You can see all the new OCL stamps (and many previously released stamps) over at i{heart}papers!

Click HERE for all the details!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I pray you have a wonderful day filled with family, friends, football and FOOD! I am so thankful to you for coming by my blog, showing your support and for leaving some love every now and then.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Giving Thanks); Pattern Paper ~ Reminisce; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug; Edge Punch ~ EK Success; Nestabilities.

Thanksgiving Weekend Special from Lizzie Anne!

Just wanted to let you know about this special going on this weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Unity Trees

I just cracked open my new Unity November Store Kit of the Month and ... IT HAS TREES! You know that I just love Unity trees. So what do I do with Unity trees? I PAPER PIECE ~ OF COURSE! It's one of my very favorite techniques ~ especially with Unity.

Supplies Used from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Unity (November Store Kit of the Month); Pattern Paper ~ Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses); Ink ~ Palette (Burnt Umber); Ribbon ~ May Arts.

By the way ~ there will be a sale for Black Friday on FRIDAY NOV 27 at 12:01AM EST at i {heart} papers so you'll want to make sure you check it out!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pink Birthday Wishes...

I have a few little pink birthday cards for today. The images are both from the Birthday Wishes set by Chicken Girl Designs. This sweet little set is available only at i{heart}papers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Easy Christmas...

I know my posts have been super long over the last week, so I thought I'd have a few days of short and sweet posts. I made this easy card a few weeks ago and really like how it came out. The pop of red is oh so pretty with the subtle background and sentiment.

For this card I used two sets from Lizzie Anne Designs ~ Demask & Holiday Script.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Winter

Here's a little tid bit from the December Monthly Mix ~ Celebrate by Lizzie Anne Designs. The paper is from My Minds Eye & I put some Cotton Candy Sparkly Fluff on the sweet little bird.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Yearly Calendar Project

Scroll down to post #1 of the day for my OCL Blog Candy Winner.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. I'll be stuck in a gym all day today and part of tomorrow for volleyball and basketball ~ but I'm not complaining. I love watching my daughter play sport.

Today I wanted to show you my calendar project for 2010. I decided to try and make it easier on myself this year and bought a digi calendar kit over at Scrap Matters. This cute kit was only $5.95 and is super easy to use in Photoshop Elements (PSE).

The calendar is actually set up to print the size of a CD case; however, I enlarged it by 50% so grandma and grandpa would be able to read it a bit easier. The other things I added were titles and important dates by using the Text feature in PSE. I did a custom calendar for each side of the family and it was so easy to move pictures and text around.

After I printed the pages, I attached them to coordinating cardstock that I stamped with images from Lizzie Anne Designs. Then I stamped a colored dot on each important date so they would pop out at ya. To finish it off I simply punched a hole at the top of each page and threaded a ribbon through it. VOILA ~ done in one night!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this year's edition!

Supplies: Digital Calendar kit ~ Scrap Matters; Ink ~ Versamark; Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Font ~ CK Becky.

Blog Candy Winner!

Hey Girls ~
Thanks to everyone who entered & hopped with us for the OCL Release! The winner of my Jungle Love blog candy is ...

Terri ~ Artfully Stamping who said...

"So cute! I would love to make my sons valentines with this set! "

You'll get your wish Terri ~ please email & send me your contact information.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Hop & Blog Candy Day!

Here we are ~ it's BLOG HOP & BLOG CANDY DAY!!!!! The release is today and that means you can buy all these wonderful new OCL sets from the retails locations listed HERE.

My blog candy set for today is called Jungle Love! Aren't these the CUTEST little animals???? {pssst...the bananas in the shape of a heart was my idea ~ he he ~ LOVE IT}.

This fun card started out as my IHP challenge last week, but I couldn't get it to work just right so I scrapped it and started over. The pattern paper is from the My Minds Eye collection called Abbey Road (Lucky Me) and I put Coffee Bean Sparkly Fluff on the sweet little monkey.

I think this set is PERFECT for kids Valentines for school. These fun little cards are approximately 3" x 4" when finished & are just a front panel.

I stamped the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment on the back and left room for the children to sign their name. Easy Peasy & ready to go.

OK ~ Now for the candy details. Blog candy will be given away TODAY so leave comments on all the blogs in the hop. The set shown on the blog, is the set you will be trying to win.

Just a couple rules ~ 1) you MUST either be signed in to blogger or leave contact information in order to be entered; 2) you can enter on each blog once a day; and 3) you will only be eligible to win one new set. Blog candy will be drawn on each blog tonight (November 20th) at 9pm pacific time (11:59 eastern time).

Here are the HOPPERS ~

Bird and Groom - Beth
Hang it Up Cupid - Carol, Vicki
Hearts & Hugs - Holly, Joy
The Journey - Charmaine
Life Is -Amber
Love Notes - Heather, Beate
Out for a Spin - Pam
Fairy Dust is a Must - Cami, Broni
Granny's Truffles - Val
Jungle Love - Deb, Kendra
Shamrock Blessings -Cindy
Sweet on You -Kisa
Wanted - Lila

NOW GO HOP!!!! I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

OCL Sneak Peeks ~ Day #2!

Hey There! I'm back with a few more sets to show you today. My first set of projects come from the Hearts & Hugs set. I took the XOXO border and repeated it several times to make my own background paper for both the box and the card. For the image on the card, I used three of the images from the set (the heart, part of the border, and the "be mine") . Then to add a little texture to the card, I put black gems on the heart swirls and black pom pom trim on both the card and box. I love how this project turned out!

On my next project for the day ~ I used the new set called Fairy Dust is a Must. I LOVE THAT NAME!!! My cute little fairy is all sparkly with Sugar Crafty Sparkles. The pretty background paper is actually a digital paper pack from Scrap Matters ~ so cute & perfect for my fairy.

You'll be able to see all of the images from these sets tomorrow during the release.

Blog candy will be given away tomorrow so you'll want to start leaving some comments on all the sneak peek blogs today, because they will be counted. Each blog in the hop will be giving away candy tomorrow! We're not going to tell you who is giving away which set until tomorrow ~ you'll just have wait and be surprised. Just a couple rules ~ 1) you MUST either be signed in to blogger or leave contact information in order to be entered; 2) you can enter on each blog once a day; and 3) you will only be eligible to win one new set. Blog candy will be drawn on each blog on Friday, November 20th at 9pm pacific time.

Are you ready to see the rest of the sets? Well here is a list of everyone who has sneak peeks today ~

Bird and Groom - Beth
Hang it Up Cupid - Lila
Hearts & Hugs – Holly, Kendra
The Journey - Charmaine, Beate
Life Is – Charmaine, Beate
Love Notes - Kisa, Joy
Out for a Spin – Carol
Fairy Dust is a Must - Kendra , Vicki
Granny's Truffles - Broni
Jungle Love - Heather
Shamrock Blessings - Pam
Sweet on You - Cami
Wanted - Kisa

Enjoy and come on back tomorrow for the big Blog Hop. I'll have another set to show you & that will be my Blog Candy too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

OCL Sneak Peeks ~ Day #1!

Welcome to day #1 of the Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peeks! I can't believe it's new release time again, but here we are this time with the Valentine Release! I know we haven't even hit Thanksgiving yet, but you know we have to think ahead of the game.

Today my sneak peeks show two different sets that are perfect for both scrapbooking and card making. The sets are called ~ The Journey & Life is... ~

I really enjoyed making these scrapbook pages of both my son and my daughter. I love close up shots!

And I used the same sets for this card ~ so many things to do with these images!

You'll be able to see all of the images from these sets on Friday during the release.

Now for some SWEET STUFF! That's right ~ blog candy!!!! You'll want to start leaving some comments on all the sneak peek blogs starting today, because they will be counted toward the blog candy that will be given away this Friday on EVERY BLOG! We're not going to tell you who is giving away which set until Friday ~ you'll just have wait and be surprised. Just a couple rules ~ 1) you MUST either be signed in to blogger or leave contact information in order to be entered; 2) you can enter on each blog once a day; and 3) you will only be eligible to win one new set. Blog candy will be drawn on each blog on Friday, November 20th at 9pm pacific time.

Are you ready to see the rest of the sets? Well here is a list of everyone who has sneak peeks today ~

Bird and Groom - Cindy, Kisa
Hang it Up Cupid - Heather
Hearts & Hugs - Deb
The Journey - Kendra
Life Is - Kendra
Love Notes - Pam
Out for a Spin - Lila , Vicki
Fairy Dust is a Must - Carol
Granny's Truffles - Pam
Jungle Love -
Charmaine , Joy
Shamrock Blessings - Holly
Sweet on You - Amber
Wanted - Beth, Carol, Cami

Enjoy and come on back tomorrow for Day #2 where I'll have two other sets to show you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IHP Sketch Challenge Day

It's challenge day for the i{heart}papers design team today. This month our Challenge Coordinator, Deb Felts, had us do a sketch challenge by Joanne. I used the funky shaped sketch as an inspiration piece & changed up the triangle for the main image with my label nestabilities. Just trying to think outside the box a bit. I think it turned out pretty & I love the pink and burgundy for Christmas.

You'll want to check out the rest of the cards from the design team to see what they came up with ~ cool stuff for sure!










Also, come on back tomorrow for the first day of sneak peeks for the Our Craft Lounge Valentine Release! And guess what? Kate from i{heart}papers will be stocking the entire release!

Card Details ~
Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Merry Wishes); Nestabilities (Labels 4); Pattern Paper ~ Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Embossing Folder ~ Quickuts (Retro Diamonds); Pearls ~ Hero Arts.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday Wishes...

Happy Monday! It's a new week and time for a new release set from i{heart}papers! The new set is called Birthday Wishes from Chicken Girl Design Stamps. Here are all the super cute images from the set being released today!

Today I just wanted to go with an ULTRA-SIMPLE card. I love it because it's so bright and sparkly. This gorgeous ribbon is from May Arts and I love that it is reversable.

Check out the other DT girls to see what great creations they came up with ~

Kate's Blog
Lori Tecler
Meredith Socha
Natasha Trupp
Shelly Skala
Judith Rozema
Loretta Lock

Enjoy your day! Check back tomorrow for a fun sketch challenge!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A New Mix!

IT'S HERE ~ WOOHOOO! Yes, it's the 15th and it's time to see the new Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs! I love this time of the month and I got my kit yesterday. I even had some time last night to make a few cards with it!

Just look at this set! There are 30 images in it ~ WOW!

My first card uses the three gorgeous snowflake images ~ I am a huge fan of snowflakes and the first color I grab when I'm doing a snowflake card is a shade of blue. I love how soft and pretty this card turned out.

My next card uses the fantastic coffee cup image and I love how the burgundy and Kraft tones work with this negative image. This image is cool because you can use it with the frame of words or place your square punch over the image and not even use the words. ETA: The sentiment around the frame says ~ A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.

So that's your first look at the December Monthly Mix. Don't forget, if you sign up to be a Monthly Mix member, your kit is only $25 + you always get 20% off all products on the Lizzie Anne website & lots of other benefits! Click HERE for more information ~ it's really an amazing deal!

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