Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tis the Season for Tags

Today my "baby" Addison turns 4 so I am busy trying to make a monkey cake.  She adores monkeys and those cakes are hard to find so this will be the second year to make one.  Anyway with that being said my post is super fast today but it is Tuesday which means it is Inspiration time at By Lori Designs and the team has some great things to share with you.
I used Winter Dana Puddle Jumper for my tag today and the sentiment is my favorite set this season Christmas Tags from Sweet n' Sassy.  I really need to get a lot more tags made before the wrapping begins.  
Have a great day and I will see you again very soon!!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

CMC Challenge Fun Hair Colors

How was everyone's weekend? I had a great one here and now it is back to running kids here and there.  I must say I enjoyed not having much of a schedule to deal with.
Today I am here to tell you about a new challenge at The CMC Copic Challenge Group. The challenge this time is to use some fun Non- Traditional Hair Colors...no blondes, brunettes or red heads for this challenge.  We have a great sponser this week Simply Betty Stamps and she generously gave me  Brittany Bundled Up to play with, perfect for fun colored hair.
Copics
Hair R85, R83, R81, RV10 Skin-E11, E00, E00, R20 Clothes-R59, RV10/Y26, YR24/YR18, YR16/E27, E25/E99, E33 Eyes-G82, G20/Ground E43, E42, E57, E44
My fabulous boss Suzanne Dean is just finishing up her Copic Class 5 and it will be available for you to take right HERE on the 29th.  I highly recommend these classes for Copic lovers of all levels.  You can go at your own pace and get so much valuable information and PDF files for reference.
Challenges
That is it for me today don't forget to stop by and see the amazing creations of my team mates. Please scroll down to the next post, I have a giveaway going until Friday.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Memories Suite Give Away

Hi everyone!! I have been playing with this super fun digital scrapbook software called My Memories.  I am not into scrapbooking but have always loved doing digital photo books on line so I knew it was for me.  This program is so easy to use and has so many different styles you will love it!!
Go to My Memories and take a look at all of the great things you can do with it and  I have a special code for you so you can get $10.00 off of the program and an additional $10.00 to the store.
Here is the code you will need at check out STMMMS22888.
My "baby" turns 4 this week so I was feeling a bit sentimental and added a few pictures of the day she was born and 3 days before she made her appearance.  I designed this with the elements that come with the software.
I am also giving away a My Memories Suite V3All you have to do is visit the website HERE and come back and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite paper pack or scrapbook kit is.  I will announce a winner on Friday December 2nd.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Sweet Stop Sketch 136

I hope everyone here in the US enjoyed your Thanksgiving and for everyone else I hope that your day was a blessed one.  The kids had fun making "thankful leaves" for everyone.  We cut out leaves for everyone and they write what they are thankful for.  It is always cute to see what the kids will say.  Addison said she was Thankful for Thanksgiving Day..so cute.  Anyway on to this weeks wonderful sketch from The Sweet Stop.  Don't forget the sale over at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, there are some great deals.
I have to say, I kind of love my card this week.  I love large image panels for coloring and I absolutely adore the Saturated Canary stamps.  This one is called Crushing on the Quarter Back and you can get her here at Krista's shop.  I did leave off the sentiment and replaced it with buttons because it just seemed to clash with the team pendant she is holding.  The paper is from Prima Madeline collection, one of my favorites. I cut out my own cloud template and sponged the background with CTMH Twilight.
 Copics
Hair E25, E31, E50 Skin E11, E00, E000, R20 Eyes G20, G21Clothes- BG78, BG75. BG72, BG000/YG99, YG97, YG91/E40, E41, E43. E44
Challenges
 
 Now I hope you will stop by and visit the rest of the Sugar Babies, they made some amazing cards this week.
The Fabulous Sugar Babies 
Have a fantabulous weekend friends!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Joy

Hello!! It is already Tuesday which means it is time for my By Lori Designs post.  Hannah Boyd has designed some new Bug & Roo stamps and there is a limited time bundle you can get right HERE.  For my card today I used Winter Hannah along with the cute little Christmas Tree Digi.
The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags but I can't remember what the paper is called.
Challenges
Have a great day and please stop by and visit the By Lori Designs Blog to see the new stamps and creations from the design team.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Sweet Stop 135

Happy Saturday!! I am sorry I am a bit late with this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch.  I totally had a brain bubble and late last night after seeing Breaking Dawn:) realized I never finished coloring my image or posting it.  I worry about me lately.  Do you ever have weeks where there is so much going on you just can't keep it all straight?
My card this week is a double duty card, The Sweet Stop and a Birthday card for my little monkey who turns four in about a week.

I used the fence punch instead of the ribbon detail and did add a few embellishments but other than that kept the same sketch.  This cute monkey digi is from ATS and is called Tulip Monkey.  The sentiment is from Lilli of the Valley and the paper is Three Bugs in a Rug Chloe.
 Stop by and visit the rest of the Sugar Babies and I hope you will join in on this weeks challenge.
The Fabulous Sugar Babies 
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Merry Christmas Digis at ATS

Hi friends!!  The All That Scraps Digi Team a has made some more gorgeous creations to share with you this week.  We are reviewing some of last years Sugar Plum Digis by C.C. Designs but remember they are also available in rubber too.

My poor altered note book went through a lot of changes, I just couldn't get it to where I was happy with it and still not sure.... but one thing is for sure this Santa Emma and Presents are too cute!!
 As I said this is an altered note book that I thought I would use for all of my holiday lists.  The note book I got at Michael's in the dollar section.  I used the Martha Stewart Holly punch to cut out the vellum leaves.  I placed Emma on top of a vellum panel and used to Liquid Applique with a heat gun for the fur trim.
 Challenges

Enjoy the rest of the week and I will see you on Saturday:)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Wishes

Hi everyone!! I hope your week is going well, it is too early for me to tell here:)  Today is Tuesday which means it is time for some By Lori Designs Inspiration from the wonderful design team.  I decided to make a a Thanksgiving card which is something I haven't made this year.   I used the super cute Katie and Grace Digi.  I was having a very off day in the coloring department but sometimes you just have to go with it, at least that is what I told myself.
I picked up this paper in the dollar section at Target a few weeks back and thought if nothing else my kids could use it but it turned out to be the perfect whimsical touch I was looking for.  I also had this burlap laying around for months just waiting to be used.  The die is My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallop  and the sentiment is from C.C. Designs Amy R Autumn Sentiments.
Challenges
Have a wonderful crafty kind of day:)
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

CMC Challenge Colors of the Sea

So are you getting sick of me yet? As I said earlier in the week it has been a busy crafting one for me. It is time for a new challenge over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group and it will run until November 25th. 
Your challenge this time is all about
** COLORS of the SEA!! **
Use colors associate with the ocean, its marine-life, shells and mermaids!

You may use any image you like but you must use colors of the sea to color it with your Copics!!  (but we'd love, love to see you use an image that is sea-inspired)
Michelle Perkett Studios is our sponsor this challenge and I was given this pretty mermaid digi named Camille.  I knew right away I wanted this one to color with all of that flowing hair.
Copics
Hair-E19, E18, E17,E13 Skin-E11, E00, E000, R20 Tail-BG13, BG11, BG10 (colored over with YG61 to tone down the BG)/R05, R02
Challenges
The CMC Design Team has made some amazing creations this week, you have to stop by and see them right HERE.  Have a wonderful week and I will see you again in a couple of days.
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Sweet Stop Sketch 134

I first want to say a big "Thank You" to all of you who stop by and leave such nice comments.  I appreciate all of you and I want to apologize that I haven't been able to visit everyone as much as I use to.  This school year has brought on a lot of added activities and I may have over done it myself.  I have some new goals for the new year but I will share all of that next month.  I am so dead tired at the end of the day I just can't stay up so late anymore but I hope to get better.
I have another Christmas project to share with you today.  I  have been trying really hard to get a few Christmas cards done for those extra special people that appreciate a hand made card.
I used the new sketch over at The Sweet Stop SSS134.  My stamp is from Elizabeth Bell called What's In the Box Peeker. And I used my new favorite holiday sentiment set from Sweet 'n Sassy called Christmas Tags.  I loved the black and red wreath I made here and decided to make a card in the same colors to go along with it.  The border punch is MFT Dienamics Scalloped Scallop and I added some silver dots on the edges to go along with the ribbon buckle.
Sending Love
Challenges
Christmas Stampin All Year Long- Christmas and use a stamp that has never seen ink.(First time to use this one)
Jelly Park Friends- Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Mami Doodles-#37 Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday-Anything Christmas
Paper Sundaes- #94 Rectangles
The Fabulous Sugar Babies
Chris Dickinson at Creating with Chrissy
 Cathy McCauley at Golden Inkspirations
 Janice Melton at Inkee Paws
 Kim O’Connell at Paper Perfect Designs
 Taking a break but might post from time to time (Korin Sutherland at Rejoicing Every Moment)
 Lorie Ames at Live, Love, Laugh, Create 2
 Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
 Shannon White at Enchanted Ladybug Creations
Wendy Ramlakhan at SugarPea Designs 

One last thing I haven't had a Guest Designer in a while so I would like to share Riley's card with you.
And this is the sweet letter she wrote inside:)She is my biggest fan.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Tags

Good morning crafty friends!! How did the week treat everyone? It was a super busy one here. I had lots of craft projects to do and the hubby was out of down so the work load was as bit more with the kids.  I did get a lot of Christmas shopping done, I can't believe how it is sneaking up on us.
Today the All That Scraps Digi Team is sharing some more creations with C.C. Designs Sweet November Christmas Digis.  I decided to get started on some tags.  Yes, these are very quick and simple so they would be perfect to add to special gift. For my tags I used Angel Babies, Jolly Elf, and Cookie Break all from Sweet November.  The papers are by Recollections called Warm Wishes.  All of the ribbon came from Hobby Lobby and to finish them up I used several different corner punches.
Challenges
Have a great weekend and don't forget to stop by the All That Scraps Blog and see the rest of the Digi Team's wonderful creations.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merry and Bright with C.C. Designs

Hi everyone just a fast post today since I totally forgot to type  this up last night.  I think I may be losing brain cells lately:)
Today the All That Scraps Digi Team is inspiring you to get some more Christmas cards made by reviewing the adorable Swiss Pixies.  The awesome thing about digis this time of year is they are fast and inexpensive. I used Swiss Pixie Heidi with Ornament and you can find her right HERE.
 Challenges
There are so many cute Christmas images at All That Scraps so please stop by the blog and take a look and then go shopping.  Have a great day and I will see you again tomorrow.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's Begining to Look Like Winter

Well maybe only in my card world is it looking like winter.  It is still warm here in South Texas but I am not going to complain because it isn't 105 anymore.  I often think I would like to live somewhere that has more "seasons" but the mild winters here are so nice.
Today I have a little winter inspiration for you from By Lori Designs.  Lori has some cute winter digis that you can find right HERE along with some more inspiration from the design team.  I used Winter Landon for my card along with this weeks Deconstructed Sketch 26.  I did add a tag to the sketch because it just needed something more.
 Copics
Clothes-C9, C7, C5, C3, C1/BG78, BG75, BG72-Skin- E11, E00, E000, R20/Hair-E31, YR20, E50
Accessories
My Minds Eye Stella Rose Paper, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, MFT Button Quartet Die.
I also wanted to remind you that the challenge over at CMC Copic Challenge is all about Boys and you have until November 11th to enter.
Challenges
I hope you have a wonderful day and I will see you back here on Thursday.  Oh and don't forget the Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday blog hop on the post below.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is so excited to be celebrating four wonderful years! I am so happy to be apart of this celebration. I have been a Sweet Stop Sugar Baby for 11months now and also had the privilege of being a member of The Sweet 'n Sassy DT.  Korin is a wonderful, sweet and talented lady and I want to wish her many more years of success.

  A fantastic group of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team members past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 37 stops so the hop will take place over three days - feel free to take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can.  On Saturday, November 12th Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper & twine valued at $40!

If you have been following along already you should have come from Margo's Blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way!  Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)
Cardinal Blessings

 I decided to make something a little different to show you how versatile Sweet 'n Sassy stamps can be.  I used the Cardinal Digi so that I could size him to fit my wreath but it is also available in a great clear set. I colored the image with Copics and did a second set of wings so that I could pop it up to give dimension.  The Flowers are from the Your Friendship Set and I just stamped, layered and added some silver Stickles to edges.  The Swirls are all from Sizzix and the Pine Branch Punch from Martha Stewart is my favorite tool this time of year.  The sentiment is from the new Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags (love this set).
Here is a close up of the way I colored the feathers and added Polar White Flower Soft to create a snowy look on the branches.
 Copics
P89, R29, R27, R24/YR15, YR18/E59, E57,E44, E43, E42/G99, G94
Your next stop on the hop is Tami Mayberry, but just in case here is the list.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will come back and visit again soon.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Truly Blessed- The Sweet Stop Sketch 133

Right before I started typing this I read This Post from Katie Renz's husband.  Most of you know she has been battling a horrible cancer that has touched so many in the stamping community.  After reading what he wrote about his wife and hearing the pain she is in I am so overwhelmed with sadness I just ask that everyone pray for her and her family.  It makes you realize how fragile life is, how strong people can be and also how lucky we are for every minute we are given with our family.
Now on to one of my favorite things about Saturday....The Sweet Stop Sketch and here is my card for this week's challenge.
 Blessings to You
I have had this stamp from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown Autumn Kit since last winter and am finally getting around to using it.  I had to find that perfect plaid paper (MME Pajama Plaid)to go with that scarf and hat you know?  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags, this is a must have set for the holidays.
Copics
Clothes-R59, R29, R27, R24/B97, B95, B93, B91/G24, G21 Shoes-E59, E57 Deer-E44, E43, E42 Background-BG01, BG000
Accessories
Flower Soft Polar White, Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, EK Success Snowflake border punch, 
TPS Fiber 
 We have a new member to welcome to the Sugar Babies Chris Dickinson, so I hope you will stop by and wish her well along with the rest of my wonderful teammates:)
Chris Dickinson at Creating with Chrissy
 Cathy McCauley at Golden Inkspirations
 Janice Melton at Inkee Paws
 Kim O’Connell at Paper Perfect Designs
 Taking a break but might post from time to time (Korin Sutherland at Rejoicing Every Moment)
 Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
 Shannon White at Enchanted Ladybug Creations
Wendy Ramlakhan at SugarPea Desings
Sweet n' Sassy is celebrating 4 years so I will be back on Monday to join in on the blog hop so I hope to see you then.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Best Buds-CMC Challenge Time

So even though I have been back from vacation for a little over a week it took me that long to get back into the swing of things and to get crafty again.  How was everyone's Halloween? We had a fun one here lots of decorations and costumes all around.  Me and the hubby love to dress up with the kids, I guess you could say it is expected but let me tell you something that totally got on my nerves this year.  Parents who bring their kids up to Trick or Treat and then hold up a bag of their own..seriously? And I am not talking just one we had three in a row that did that, it was unbelievable.   Since when is it OK for adults to get candy it is about the kids.  Is this common or just happening in my neck of the woods? Anyway I wanted to share a couple of pictures of our night.  I also updated the previous post because I was told my Disney slide show isn't working on some computers.
  
Best Buds
It is time for another challenge over at CMC Copic Challenge Group  and it is all about Boys.  So get out those boy images ,Copic markers or ProMarkers if you prefer and join us.  We have the fabulous Mo's Digital Pencil as this weeks sponsor so you won't want to miss your chance to win.  I got the privilege to use this cute image called Taking a Break.
I normally use ink to create my sky back grounds but this time I did it entirely with Copics and I must say I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I am going to add it to my list of tutorials to make and add here on my blog when time becomes my friend.
Copics
Skin- E11,E00, E000, R20/Hair- E35,E50/Clothes-B97, B95, B93, B91,R89, R29, R27, R24,C1/Dog-E35, E31, YR21, YR20 /Sky BG000, Colorless Blender/Grass- YG93, YG91
Challenges
Tip Top Tuesday#58 Make Your Own Background(I created the sky with Copics)
Don't forget to stop by and see what the the wonderful CMC Team has created this is such a wonderful group of ladies.
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