Monday, August 31, 2009

Christmas Card Monday

Hi everyone! Well the end of August is upon us, so making Christmas cards isn't sounding so early anymore is it?

The card I have today could be a really simple and quick card to make, or you can dress it up a little and make it a little fancier. One thing for sure is that you can't beat the 99 cent price tag on this Holly Wreath from Squigglefly!

Here's the card I made

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At first glance this looks really simple, but still nice. I added some red glitter to the holly berries. What you can't tell is that I have cut out some of the leaves and popped them up on pop dots. This adds so much dimension!

Of course you could dress this up even more with some designer paper and some ribbon or something. The coloring is sure quick though~

There is a new challenge up on the squigglefly blog today! Why don't you hop over there and see what it is and join in?

Have a great Monday, and I thank you so much for looking!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A little late color challenge

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post, but I am just running so behind this weekend! I started working on a card for Stef's color challenge on Card Universe yesterday and I never had time to finish it.
This morning I got up and finished the coloring, but then I was stumped on a layout. I didn't like anything I did. I finally gave up and left for my walk with Riley hoping that I'd be inspired before I got back home.

I got home and tried to finish up the card, and I did finish it but I'm still not too wild about the layout. Anyway, here is the final product

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I used the Squigglefly image Apple Harvest and colored the whole thing with copic markers. I highlighted with a white gel pen. The words are computer generated in Bradley Hand font. I did some faux stitching around the designer paper, but you really can't see it that well with the design in the paper.

I found a little chipboard flourish and colored it with a copic marker and stuck it on there too. I don't know, sometimes I think it looks too busy and other times I think it needs something else!

There are a lot of different colors used on this little image! Here are the ones I used

Absolutely delightful weather we had for our walk and I think the weather forecast for the rest of the week sounds pretty darn near perfect! I am going to go cook a few meals ahead for the week and then later I plan to hit Michaels with a friend and a couple of coupons! I hope you all have a glorious Sunday, and thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurry Up Fall!

Well I heard that Digital Tuesday is in need of a couple of designers. I figured since I mainly do digital images on my cards, and they only need one a week that it sounded like something I could keep up with pretty easily, so I'm throwing my hat in the ring!
If it sounds like something you'd like to do, you can read the details here.

Well yesterday the weatherman was calling for rain showers, but it didn't happen and it doesn't look like it's going to rain here anytime soon either. The temperatures at night are really nice though; much cooler than we usually see here this time of year!

The cooler temperatures have me really pushing Fall, so perhaps that is why I printed off this cute Pumpkin Patrol scarecrow from Squigglefly to color.

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I colored it with copic markers and used a little chalk for the sky. The leaves are from some tissue paper that they used to wrap something up in when I was checking out at the Dollar Tree. Sometimes when I'm shopping there if I see a really pretty piece of tissue that I want I'll ask them if I can have it and they always oblige. Sometimes they look at me strangely though! Anyway, I glued a bit of it to some cardstock, and then cut the leaves out and adhered them to the card with some pop dots. I almost smeared a little stickles on them, but in the end decided not to. Do you think I should?

I pierced a little swirl on the side so it would look like the leaves were being blown by a gust of wind. I wrapped the rafia around the card and then through a button. I think the raffia goes so well with scarecrows because it looks like straw!

Today is Stef's color challenge on the Card Universe group, so why don't you head over there and see what colors they are! That group just reached 100 members! I am trying to see if we can get all 100 members to participate; wouldn't that be cool?!

Whatever you do today, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by here and spending some of your day with me!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Haunting Sketch

Hi everyone, and Happy Friday! I know that a lot of you visit Vicki at Stamped Smiles, but you may have missed the news about her combining her hidden potential posts with challenges! What a fantastic idea this is! Plus, she's going to be offering up some blog candy soon! Go here to read to about it and sign up so you don't miss out!

I found enough time this week to participate in the sketch challenge on splitcoast stampers, and since I've been on a Halloween kick a lot lately, I continued on with this

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I used the Bewitching image from Squigglefly and colored her with copic markers. I then punched a circle out of some paper and used that as a template for using chalk to make the moon.

I added a little bit of stickles to her hair and broom. The words were printed on my computer in a cool looking font I found called Ghastly Panic (free here!). The little bat is an epoxy sticker I got at Michaels. I also bought the cute moon and stars border punch from Michaels. They got a ton of new things in my Michaels this week, and they're re-arranging the store too. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the new Martha Stewart spider web border punch which is the one I really wanted.
I do think the moon and stars one though is good for Halloween and would be cute for baby cards too.

Well, I hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Card Winner

Hi everyone! Well has chosen #6 as the winner of yesterday's giveaway, so that makes Darlene the winner. Darlene, if you will e mail me at and give me your address and tell me which card you'd like to have I will get this in the mail to you!
Thanks everyone for commenting!

The Magic of Digis

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a really great week. It seems to be speeding by to me.
If you haven't yet commented on yesterday's cards and you'd like a chance to win your choice of one along with a matching envy, please go comment now. I'll have pick a winner around noon today.

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Rhonda and we were talking about how we first got involved in stamping. I mentioned to her that my very first big stamping project was making a lot of Christmas cards for my family and friends. Of course I picked a project that was very time consuming and difficult for a new stamper! I chose to make magic cards!

Now Rhonda surprised me by saying she didn't know what a magic card was! After hearing that I knew that I had to make a magic card for her. A lot of people don't think you can make magic cards with digital images, but you can! There are transparancies that are made for the printer, and digital images print on them like a dream! Here's the card I made for Rhonda (click on any card for a closer view)

This is the front of the card. I stamped the little flowers with versamark ink. Both the numbers and the flower are from a clear alpha set I have but I don't know who makes it. I like to keep magic cards rather plain on the front because I think it makes the "magic" pop of color when you open it that much better!

Here's a view of the card just opening up so you can see how it changes to color

Here it is fully opened

and a close up shot

I make magic cards with instructions I got a long time ago whenI first started stamping. Splitcoast stampers does have a tutorial that is a little different from how I do them here.

My very first Christmas cards were so elaborate! I covered the entire card with Christmas fabric. My image was a group of carolers under a street lamp so it required a lot of coloring, and I made my cards bigger than the standard size. Quite an undertaking for me at the time, but I enjoyed making them so much! The really great thing is that one of my sister's local television stations was asking viewers to share the best Christmas card they had received and my sister sent my card in. I actually won a $100.00 gift certificate to be spent at the Hallmark store there in Kansas City! And the rest as they say is history. LOL!

Well, I'll be back a little later to tell you who wins yesterday's giveaway. Have a great day, and thanks as always for looking!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's Card Giveaway Day & Challenges!

Happy Hump Day! Today I have six cards to show you! Well, before you get too excited, they are all pretty much the same card. Wait, you can get excited after all because today is card giveaway day! Excited yet? Well how 'bout if I tell you that whoever wins the card giveaway can have their pick of the bunch? Yeah, I knew that would get ya going! LOL! Don't forget that it comes with an envy too! Just leave a comment and will pick a number tomorrow!

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I made one for the Squigglefly Challenge to use circles

I made one for the Saturday Sketch Challenge on Paper Craft Planet

Notice the little pumpkin faces I drew on the orange brads? Aren't they just cute? :)

The rest I made just cause the little trick or treater guy is cute and fun to color and I'll need some Halloween cards soon! Have you made any yet?

Well, I hope that you enjoyed the cards! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Buying Happiness

Well I told you yesterday that I made a card for the color challenge Stef posted on Card Universe and here it is

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This card was also one I made to fit the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. The featured stamper's gallery was a great one. The card I chose to CASE can be seen here

I used the High Heel image from Squigglefly and printed it out three times. I colored each shoe in one of the colors that Stef chose for her challenge. Here are the markers I used

The sentiment was printed out on my computer and I used four little pearls instead of the glitter Stef wanted. Lots of piercing on this card, but it really does add a lot to the overall design I think. That's what I love about CASING cards, because I wouldn't have gone to the trouble to do all that piercing if I had made this card on my own. There were so many great cards in the gallery of the featured stamper that I CASED another one, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it. Tomorrow I have a lot of cards to show you, and it's card give away day so the winner will get to choose which one they want!

There's still time to play in the color challenge, so I hope you'll give it a try! One more thing I'd like to mention to you today is if you have some time, swing over and take a look at a new blogger's blog here. You know how it is when you first start blogging; it's nice to feel there are actually people coming to look at what you're posting! She does some beautiful work, you'll be inspired and leave her a comment and everyone will be happy!

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Winter Hug

Hi everyone! What an absolutely gorgeous weekend we had here! I hope that all of you were able to experience some beautiful weather too. It looks like we will be having pretty good weather all week long; highs in the low eighties and lows in the low to mid sixties! Pretty near perfect in my book!

Well today is Christmas card Monday and I have a pretty cute card to show you today, at least I like it!

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I didn't use traditonal Christmas colors which I like, but it also lets it be used as just a winter time card too. I colored the image with copic markers, highlighted with a white gel pen, and added stickles to the snow and flocking to the top of the boots. The image is from Squigglefly and is called Sara In Love

here are the colors I used to color her with

I used a little metal snowflake charm from Making Memories on the ribbon knot. It was a fun card to make!

I was able to complete a card for Stef's color challenge on the Card Universe group over the weekend. I'll show that to you tomorrow. I also completed a few other challenge cards, but you'll have to wait to see them later in the week.
Today is Squigglefly's challenge, and I'm going to go see what it is right now! Hope you have time to take a look too! Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wedding Bliss

Good morning everyone! What a beautiful day it was here yesterday. The weather was cool, there was a breeze, and low humidity. It was just gorgeous and I spent a fair amount of my day outdoors. The cooler weather sure has Riley in a good mood and full of energy. She's hard to wear down!

Today I have a wedding card to show you. My niece is getting married in September and one of my cousins asked if I'd make a card for them.

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I kept it all pretty simple. The image I used is called Wedding Bliss. I added glitter to the bodice of the wedding dress and on the dress trim. A thin iridescent thread is wrapped around the outer edges of the main image panel. The words are computer generated and I left the inside blank for my cousin to write her own wishes.

Today we have grocery shopping to do, and I want to make a card for Stef's color challenge before too much more time goes by! I hope you find time to play too.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blue Birds

Good morning everyone! Wow, the temperature dropped down last night just like the weatherman promised! It's just a gorgeous morning out there! I'm going to keep this short and sweet so that I can get out there and enjoy it before it warms back up!

One thing I want to let you know is that today is Stef's first color challenge on the Card Universe group. Go here to see the colors she's chosen for us and also to see the absolute awesome card she made for a sample! I really am in awe of the card she made.

The next thing I wanted to tell you is that something appears to be up at Squigglefly. I saw on their blog yesterday that they are planning another HUGE release on September 19th. It's so exciting!

Today I have a card using a sweet image from Squigglefly called Have You Heard.

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I colored this with colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I darkened the eyes up after coloring with a black pen. the little scroll like photo corner is one of the new pendant dies from Spellbinders. I haven't had time to cut a bunch to play with yet, but I plan to!

Well, I'm off to enjoy this first hint of fall. I hope you all have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Snow Wwhite Devil

Hi everyone and happy Friday! We did indeed get our rain yesterday, and the clouds stayed around for a while so I was happy. The weatherman is saying it will get to about 62 degrees tonight, and that really makes me happy! It will make the morning walk with Riley so much more pleasant.

I know you're probably getting tired of hearing me say that I'm using another new image from Squigglefly, but they have added so many that I love, I can't help but use them! This one I think is an adorably fun image called The Devil Made Me Do It

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I colored with copics and chalked the background. The blue cardstock layer was embossed, and the designer paper and the brad are some that Rhonda gave me (thanks again Rhonda!). The angel's wings and halo are colored with a glitter gel pen.
I made everything lay on the card kind of helter skelter because I imagine that's how her feelings are at this moment; back and forth and racing trying to decide what she's going to do...

Wanna see the inside?

I was all over the place in thinking up sentiments for this, but I finally lit on this clever quote from Mae West!

Hope that brought a smile to your face! Enjoy your Friday and thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm No Quitter

Hi everyone! I hope your week has been going well! I think it's been a pretty fast one!

Fun card for you today and it uses an image I think is pretty versatile. It's called Chocoholic, and here's the card I made with it

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This one is just a funny card to send someone to make them laugh. But I could see it being a funny card about PMS you might send to a girlfriend, or a joking card about breaking your diet, or even something funny about getting a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day! So many ideas have run through my head for this, so don't be surprised if you see me using it again!

I colored this with these copic markers

The words are computer generated and I used a rain dot on either side.

It's supposed to rain today and my fingers are crossed that the weatherman is right! Hope you have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Easy To Wish

Good morning everyone! Well I shouldn't have complained about having to walk in the heat yesterday because later when I got to work I got to see just how hot it can be. Our air conditioner was broken! Walking in the morning when it's 80 degrees with 90% humidity is hot, but sitting in an office with one fan blowing down a hall and it's 93 degrees outside is hotter; especially when you're there for hours!
The good news is that they were putting in a brand new unit when I left for the day.

So, yesterday I was wishing for Fall which brings me to today's card

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I used the new Squigglefly image Make A Wish, which again is only 99 cents! I really think this is a sweet image. I colored it with copic markers and added a little bit of stickles to the dandelion. I stamped a dandelion head from a Papertrey Ink set in white craft ink on the back ground and stuck a few pearls in the corner.

I used a corner punch that notched the corners of the image panel, and then ran a silver thread around it. The words are computer generated and the font is that CK Becky that I love so much.

Well, I slept a little later than I intended this morning so I need to get going if I'm going to have time to walk this morning! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Hi everyone! Here I am once again trying to get excited about going out into this muggy, buggy heat to walk Riley! I am really ready for Fall to make it's appearance.
I will leash her up and go though, because she loves it so much and I can't stand to look into her eyes when I leave for work if I don't take her!

I do have a fun card to share with you today though! I made this as a sample of one of the new Squigglefly releases for the Digi Day Event we had on Card Universe Saturday night. The Friday before I showed the image to the yahoo group get together and we were coming up with funny sentiments to go with it. Did you ever hear the phrase "Just hope the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train?" Well, that's what I was thinking of when I made my card

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This uses the new image called Hang In There and I personally think it's a steal at only 99 cents! I colored it with copic markers and chalked the rocks a little and also used a few colored pencils. The words are all computer generated.

Anyway, here's the inside of my card

LOL! This couldn't help but make someone who feels like they're at the end of their rope laugh if you sent it to them! Stef aka Glitterbabe came up with "What a way to ruin a manacure!" as a sentiment! LOL! What would you have it say?

Okay, I can't put it off any longer. I have to off into the steamy morning because Riley has locusts to find! (she eats them like they're potato chips! eww!)
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your day is cooler than mine!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Digi Day Winner's Circle

2nd post today - scroll down for today's card

The digi day fun over the weekend really brought in a lot of talent! It was great seeing such wonderful creations! I urge you to all go look at the great cards that were made for these challenges! You can see the cards created for the challenges on Card Universe here

And if you go join the Yahoo group you can see all the cards in the photo albums.

The challenges all came with prizes - so here are the people in the winner's circle! Congratulations to you all!

Vicki Parson won Guess The Artist challenge on the Yahoo group
Cheri Howard won Top Twenty Songs challenge on the Yahoo group
Heather Strenzwilk won Rhonda's sewing challenge on the Yahoo group
Vicki Parson won Rhonda's points challenge on the Yahoo group

Vicki Parson won Stef's color challenge using colors red, green and gold on the Card Universe group
LaVerne Wilson won Stef's color challenge using colors black, orange, and purple on the Card Universe group
Stef Hughes won my sketch challenge on the Card Universe group.

All prizes have been sent to the winners. Thanks to everyone for playing!

Christmas Card Monday

Good morning everyone! It's time for another Christmas card! The one I have today uses one of the JUST released images from Squigglefly. It's called Santa Needs A Helper, and I just can't help but giggle when I look at the expression on this poor Santa's face!

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I colored with copic markers and added lots of flocking to his suit. I almost flocked his beard too, but I thought that would just be a bit much and I was afraid I'd mess it all up so I opted to leave it alone. I colored the baby's face a little redder than I normally would so it would look like he was really crying hard.
Here is a close up so you can see the flocking better

and here are the copic colors I used

The words were cut out of some designer paper I had. Have you had a chance to go look at the new images Squigglefly has in their store? There are just so many wonderful new designs, it's hard to choose! Lots of great ones to help you get started on your Christmas and Halloween cards!

Yesterday Riley and I got half of our walk completed when she found a turtle. She picked him up and turned around and walked straight back home carrying him all the way! Once we got back home she went and found some hiding place for it. She either hid him so well she forgot where he was, or he got away because when she went back out later she was searching and searching!
Well, we're off for our walk now, and it's almost 80 degrees already! School starts back here today too so we'll probably be seeing her old school buddies at the bus stops! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Got Candy?

Hi everyone! Another fun night last night at Card Universe! Stef threw us some color challenges and showed some awesome cards. I had a sketch challenge for everyone. Here is the card I made as a sample of the sketch

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I used one of the newly released images from Squigglefly called Is It Halloween Yet? I just love this image! I like how his one sock is falling down! It was fun to color, and really quick too! I used copic markers on it.
The designer paper was some I got from Rhonda (thanks again Rhonda!) and come to think of it, I got the brad from her too!

You still have time to play in the challenges (except for the guess the artist challenge) at both the Yahoo Group and Card Universe. Everyone has until tonight and the winners will be announced tomorrow.

All of the new images you've seen revealed are available at Squigglefly NOW! Run over and take a look at all the cute Christmas and Halloween images.

Well, I've got to go plan a menu for the week and get my grocery list going. I'm going to try to walk Riley as soon as it's daylight because it looks like it's going to be another hot day. Hope ya'll have a great day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Digi Day Was SEW Fun!

Last night was such fun at the big Digi Day event on the Squigglefly Yahoo Group! Rhonda and I have four challenges for you, and even if you didn't make it you can still go to the files section and see the challenges and play! You have until Sunday night to complete them for prizes.
Even if you don't want to play the challenges you should go look because you'll get to see peeks of the new images that are going to be released Sunday night!

One of Rhonda's challenges is to make a card that has some kind of sewing on it. It can even be faux sewing! I made a card for her challenge and actually pulled out a needle and thread!

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I used three of the soon to be released images on this card! Aren't the little houses so cute? I lined up three of them and created a little Welcome To The Neighborhood card. I stitched some little x's with yellow embroidery thread.
Everything is colored with copic markers except the grass and sky and I chalked those.

Tonight the fun continues at 7 pm CST with Stef Hughes on the Squiggleyfly Group at Card Universe! More challenges and more prizes to be had! I hope you will join us!

Enjoy your Saturday, and thanks for looking!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Today's The Day!

Hi everyone! I love Friday's but today is a special Friday because tonight is the big DIGI DAY event at the Yahoo Group! It's going to be so much fun and I'm about to pop because I'm so excited to let you see some of the wonderful new images that are going to be released on Monday! The fun starts tonight at 7CST. I hope you'll be there to get in on the fun and the chance to win some of the new images! You will have until Sunday night to complete you challenges and the winners will be announced here, on Rhonda's blog, and on Squigglefly's blog on Monday.

If you can't make it, the fun will continue on the Card Universe group tomorrow night at 7 CST where Stef Hughes and I will be challenging you a little, offering prizes, and all of us will be welcoming Stef as the group leader!

I needed to put together a little kit for someone to make a card, and I wasn't sure how many craft supplies this person has, and I knew it needed to be easy to put together. I came up with a couple of designs she could follow

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I used the circle sentiments from Squigglefly for both cards. I thought using the sentiments would make it easy for her because there wouldn't be any coloring involved.
The paper is from My Mind's Eye Dreamy stack. I love that paper!
I embossed the pink layer with an embossing folder and added a flower brad to the center of one and a little pink gem to the center of the other.
A little trick I wanted to show you is that when I was cutting my scallops I had a small piece of the brown cardstock that didnt' quite have enough for me to cut three. I didn't really want to cut into a whole piece of cardstock just for one scalloped cirlce, so I cut as much as I could twice and ended up with this

Then I put them together lining up the scallops and got this

When I place the pink part over the scalloped part my missing section doesn't show!

No one will be able to tell you don't have a compete scalloped circle underneath! Just a little way to save on cardstock! Well, have a wonderful day today and I hope to see you tonight on yahoo! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Card Winner!

I am so sorry I am late posting the winner of yesterday's card! I got involved with the digi day stuff and totally forgot to have a number drawn! picked #12 as the winner so that makes Mandee the winner! Mandee, I'll e mail you for your address and thanks for the comment!

Mice Birthday

Happy Thursday! If you still haven't commented on yesterday's card and you'd like a chance to win it, you have until noon to leave a comment!

Short and quick post for you today! I was busy doing so many things that I left myself very little time to blog! Someone on one of my rubber stamping groups asked for cards to be sent to her grandfather for his 90th birthday and I wanted to send one.
I chose a house mouse image, because who doesn't love those little guys? I figured it would work for a birthday whether it's for a male or female. What do you think?

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Well, maybe I did get a little too girly after all with that pink! Yikes! I need to make another birthday card I think! LOL! Why did I not think of that?

Anyway, I colored with copics and added some flock to the pom pom on the hat. The greeting is from Stampendous. I used part of a scalloped circle for my corner and doodled around the edges.

Okay, don't forget Digi Day tomorrow at the Yahoo Group at 7 pm central, 8 pm eastern! You will finally get to see some of the images from Squigglefly that I've been dying to show you! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge 14, Card Giveaway, and News!

Hi everyone! I have some fun news to tell you, but first let's get to today's card because today is card giveaway day! If you'd like to have this card with a matching envelope sent to you, then just leave a comment on this post and tomorrow I'll have pick a winner!

The card is one I made for the Squigglefly's 14th Challenge which is to use fall colors. I picked the autumn tree from the Seasonal Trees set

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It's colored with copics and chalks. The leaf background is a small leaf stamp from Paper Trey Ink and it's stamped with versamark. A copper ribbon is tied on the side and I used one of Martha Stewart's new border punches on the side of the image.
I didn't put a sentiment on it because I wanted to leave the option of the winner telling me what they'd like it to say.

Now for the news! You all know that this Friday night Squigglefly's Yahoo Group is going to have a big digi day event, well there is going to be a mini digi event at The Card Universe group to welcome Stef Hughes as the new group leader on Saturday at 7pm central! There will be a couple of light challenges and a chance to win some of the new images. I hope you can join us and help make Stef feel at home! Plus, this is good for those of you who might be busy on Friday!

Whatever you do today, I hope you have a great one! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feelin' the Breeze

Hi everyone! Sunday was the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and I love doing those! I actually finished this card on Sunday, but yesterday was Christmas Card Monday so I had to wait until today to show it to you. To really appreciate the card you should take a look at the one I CASED which you can see here.

Now here is my card

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First of all I never would have put these colors together myself, but I really liked them on her card! I used the squigglefly image Prairie Wind and colored it with these copic markers

I used two Stampin Up background stamps, Weathered on the top of the yellow piece and Filigree on the lower portion. A Martha Stewart border punch was used n the blue cardstock and the top of the blue piece is pierced and faux stitched with a white gel pen. I also used the white gel pen to make little dots on the scalloped border around the image. It was a fun card to make!

Tomorrow is card give away day, so be sure to come back for that! I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dangling Snowflake

I found a pattern for this snowflake here and just loved the idea of making one for a card that the recipient could detach from the card and use as a tree ornament or window hanging. I do not have a wire jig and didn't particularly want to go out and purchase one just to make a few of these snowflakes. For all I knew I might not enjoy making wire things and wouldn't know until I tried it! So, I asked a co-worker to make me a jig specifically with this pattern by nailing some nails in a board. He had this made for me in less than ten minutes!

He cut the tops of the nail heads off so the wire would slip off, and after trying my first snowflake I asked him to make the center nail longer because it gets wrapped so many times. Anyway, here are my first snowflakes!

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I used some lightweight wire that is a pale green color and then I found some green gems in the dollar section of Michaels to put in the middle. They are a little wonky, but they really are pretty! Now, here's the card I made using one of the snowflakes

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and here is the card opened up so you can see how the snowflake spins in the opening

the greeting is from Stampin Up and the snowflakes on the background are from Print Works and it's stamped in versamark. This is a little labor intensive to make many, but making the snowflakes is fun! I urge you to give it a try yourself!

I'm off to check the Squigglefly Blog now to see what the challenge is this week! I hope you have a wonderful Monday, and thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rest Of My Stamp Camp Cards

Hi everyone! Boy yesterday went by way too fast and I didn't get near what I wanted to do accomplished! I'm not ready for the weekend to be over!

Well here are the rest of my stamp camp cards as promised! Click on any picture to enlarge.

The first one uses the new in color Melon Mambo. I really love this color! The stamp images are from the Razzle Dazzle set.

This one uses the Dusty Durango in the ink, cardstock, and ribbon. A little of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper and the Crushed Curry are used too. The stamps images are from Pocket Silhouettes and Medallion stamp sets.

This last card was a crowd favorite. Again, I'm not sure what someone might think if you send them a card with an elephant on it and tell them you're thinking of them! LOL!
It uses Old Olive and So Saffron cardstocks and designer paper from the Tall Tales pack. The elephant is from Animal Stories and the sentiment is from Trendy Trees.

That's it from me today! Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!