Sunday, October 30, 2011

Peek-a-Boo Pumpkin

Frame it is the theme this week at
Here is an adorable Peek-a-Boo pumpkin all framed up and ready to go.
The sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts - you know they have great stuff!
So Play Along and Frame it!
The Creative Details:
Image: Stampendous
Colors: Copic Markers in orange, cool grey, apricot, leaf green
Embellishments: dotted ribbon, diamond stickles metal frame
Tools: circle punch, scallop punch

The Challenges:
Bug-a-Boo - photo inspiration
Card Makin Mamas - die cuts
Come and Get It - anything goes
Crafty Catz - Halloween
Crafting for All Seasons - halloween
Cupcake Inspirations - see photo inspiration
Do You Stack Up - photo inspiration
Dream Valley - anything goes
Forever Friends - use an animal
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween
Moving Along With the Times - no girls
My Mums Craft Shop - Spooktacular
Oldie but a Goodie- forever autumn and stamp older than 6 mos.
Paper Play - Halloween
Paper Pretties - embellish
Paper Variety - Halloween
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Halloween
Polly Craft - spooky
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - use metal
Secret Crafter - spooky or whimsical
Stampin with the Dragon - fun things to do in the fall
Top Tip Tuesday - trick or treat
Totally Papercrafts - glitter

Trick or Treat.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, October 29, 2011

what's brewing today?

Love this personable coffee mug!.
The theme this week at Pile it On (beginning Sunday Oct. 30)  is "keep warm"
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Jen's Digital Stamps
So warm up your creativity and play along this week.

The Creative Details:
Image: Jen's Digis  - Sentiment: Amuse Art stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in cashmere, mustard, burnt umber,barley beige, grey
Embellishments: ribbon, rhinestones, fabric brad, stickles (diamond), border punch

The Challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - fancy edges
Creative Craft World - sentiment or number
Digi Doodle - anything goes
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - free style
Jen's Digi Stamps - polka dots
Moving Along With the Times - no girls
Paper Crafting - use a digi
Paper Pretties - embellish it
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - 2 types of background papers
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Speedy the Cat - use your scraps
Squiggles and Giggles - go dotty
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - monochromatic
Sweet Stampin - anything goes
Wags and Whiskers - black with ribbons or pearls

Brew up a happy day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Surprise Inside!

Brew up some wishes!
Look inside and find the surprise! Yes, its a pop-up card.
The theme this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is to create a project
that has a pop-up and is "Black, Purple and Orange."
 We have two totally fabulous sponsors this week including:
Meljen's Designs - 7 digis 
Charm Barn - $10 certificate
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiments: Inky Antics
Colors: Copic Markers, metallic marker
Embellishments: honeycomb paper (Inky Antics), jeweled spider,
spider web brad, rhinestones
Tools: Die Cuts, mounting foam
The Challenges:
ABC Challenge - Boo
All Sorts - Halloween
Addicted to Stamps - Halloween
Card Cupids - halloween
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Picture Perfect Crafty Challenges - fall
Crafting for All Seasons - Halloween
Creative Card Crew - spooky fun
Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations - photo
Delightful Challenges - Halloween
Divas by Design - Spooky
Dream Valley - Halloween
Ginger Loft - Halloween
Hooked on Crafts - Something spooky
PaperTake Weekly - Spooky
Paper Sundaes - recipe
Shelly's Images - Halloween
Stamping for the Weekend - Spooky
Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Magic in the Air Halloween
Brew Up A Great Day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wag More

Wag More, Bark Less
Be Happy
Our theme this week at Pile it On (beginning Sunday October 23) is "Be Happy."
Our wonderful sponsor is Jellypark Friends - adorable images!
The Creative Details:
Image: Jellypark Friends
Sentiment: Rosies Roadshow
Copic Markers: leaf green, willow, tender pink, begonia pink, sand, black
Embellishments/tools: brads, satin ribbon, die cut

The Challenges:
Catered Crop - follow the recipe
Clearly Inspired - pink
Crafters Companion - pink and green
4 Crafty Chicks - marker it up
KB Cute Monday- anything goes
Paper Cutz - pink
Paper Play - use black
Polly Craft Monday - girls
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - wrap us warm
Send A Smile for Kids - girls
Squirrel and the Fox - For the girls
Totally Paper Crafts - layers
Top Tip Tuesday - layer it up
By the Cute and Girly - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - free and easy

Keep Wagging.
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, October 17, 2011

Gobble Time

Turkeys Beware!!
Gobble Time is Approaching.
 The Creative Details:
Image/sentiment - Doodle Pantry (new October Release/Quirky Turkey)
Tools: Die cut, scalloped circle punch, border punch
Embellishments: satin ribbon, turkey stickers (Jolees), acorn

The Challenges:
Bows and Berries - color inspiration
Card Cupids - orange
Catch the Bug - animals
Corrosive Challenge - things that fly
Crafty Boots - Autumn
Crafty Emma's - Fall colors
I Did It Creations- Talk to the animals
Paper Sundays - Fall
Pile it On - Fall Fun
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Fun for Fall
Scrappy Frog - something that flies
Stampin Bs - bird
Victorine - fall

Be sure to check out the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog
for the latest challenge and a cute freebie for participants!

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mummy Candy

This week at Stamptacular Sunday the theme is "You Choose."
 Create any card or project that your heart desires - anything goes.
 Be creative and try something new like I did. And, don't forget to stamp it.
 The fabulous sponsor this week is Bug a Boo Stamps with
I chose to make an adorable door hanger for Halloween candy.
I just cut out small triangles of varying colors and overlapped them around the
 door knob opening.  I am sending it to
my daughter to put on her college door (filled with candy, of course!)
The Creative Details:
Image: Squiggles Stamps
Door Hanger Template: Krisi's Kreations
Color: Copic Marker in tonal grey, lipstick orange, cool shadow
Inks: Marvy Matchables in  ochre and orange
Embellishments: Stickle glitter, rhinestones
Tools: border punch, scalloped punch

The Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - "S" - soon to be Halloween
CardmadFairy - stripes/spots
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Color Q - color inspiration
Crafts and Me - orange
Creative Card Crew - spooky treats
Delightful Challenges - fall colors
Digital Tuesday - fall
Everybody Art - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
My Craft Spot - black with orange, purple or green
Paper Pretties - Halloween
Paper Sundaes - fall or Halloween
Poodles Parlour - spooky Halloween
Pixie Cottage - dark and spooky
Scrap Creations - Halloween
Scraps & Fun = Creativity - Halloween
Simon Says - Halloween
Wags and Whiskers - fall colors
Woodware USA - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tilda's Halloween

Tilda is Ready for Halloween.
She's definitely ready this week at the Totally Tilda Challenge.
The theme-yes, its Halloween and I'm a guest designer this week.
Everyone knows Tilda loves to get dressed up for Halloween.
So join in on this challenge which is sponsored by :
Crafts-4-You Company (UK)

The Creative Details for Tilda:
Image: Sweet Magnolia, Tilda with Spider
Sentiment: Crafts-4-You
Colors: Copic Markers in toner grey, lilac, mallow, cashmere, sand
Embellishments: rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon, moon and star stickers 
Techniques: Paper piecing 
The Challenges:
Clear it Out - halloween (used spider paper)
Come and Get It - Orange, black, purple
Di's Digis - make it girly
Drunken Stampers -Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Halloween
Hiding in My Craftroom - use your scraps
Paper Shelter - Halloween
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Play Date Cafe - color challenge
Pink Elephant - Halloween
Stamping for the Weekend - autumn colors
2 Sisters Challenge - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - halloween
Victorine - Halloween

Get ready for fright night!
Stay Warm Harted,

An ornament for you

Distress at Stamptacular Sunday
Gifts are always appreciated.
Here is a sweet little gift box with a darling child decorating a tree.
The box is large enough to include a small ornmant in the box as a gift.
 I distressed the box with ink and a little sanding to give it a more vintage feel.
 And, distressing is the theme this week at Stamptacular Sunday.
 Our fabulous sponsor is Elisabeth Bell Designs - she has the sweetest images!
And, our other sponsor is SIMON SAYS!!
The Creative Details:
Image: Elisabeth Bell Designs
Box Template: Darcies
Colors: Copic Markers in powder blue, cool shadow,
 leaf green willow, pine, flesh, hazelnut
Embellishment: pearls, satin ribbon, baby rhinestones
 The Challenges:
City Crafter - 3-D
Crafting When we Can - Bingo
Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes
Crafty Creations - craft a decoration (ornament box)
Crafts and me - use a digi
Delightful Challenges - make it dimensional
Digi Doodles - distress
Hooked on Crafts - anything but a card
Pixie Dust -anything but a card
Praire Fairy Friday - sugar and spice
Stamp Insanity - anything but a card
Truly Scrumptious - distress it

Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nuts for You

Here is a "Just Because" card.
Just send it on to a friend for fun or just because - no reason is needed.
And, this week at Pile it On (beginning Sunday October 9th) the theme is
"just because." Our fabulous sponsor this week is Nikki Silvils.
 The lush fall papers used on this card are from her fabulous paper line.
The Creative Details:
Image: Amuse Art Stamps
Sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps
Papers: Fall related papers from Nikki Silvils
Colors: Copic Markers in sand and hazelnut
Embellishments: Ribbon, gems, felt acorn, die cut leaf
Tools: Border punch, scalloped circle punch,

The Challenges:
ABC Challenge - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - die cuts, punches or both
C.R.A.F.T - bright colors
Creative Stamp Friends - fall
Crafty Boots - animal
Forever Friends - animal and a sentiment
Moving Along with the Times - leaves
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Paper Play - autumn
Paper Variety - forest animals
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Pixie Cottage - fall fun
Raise the Bar - furry friends
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Scrap Affair - photo/colors
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - things that are round
Stamps R Us - fall

Stay Warm Harted,

A North Pole Fall

Is there a fall in the North Pole?
I am just not ready to do winter cards and everyone knows I am not fond of snow.
So, I had to use my imagination to create this adorable penguin
from Doodle Pantry in a fall scene. If your enter the Doodle Pantry challenge
 using one of their stamps the penguin is yours free.
 Check it out soon! 

The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: I made it up myself
Embellishment: leaves, stickles (diamond), die cut broom
Tools: border punch, Nestabilities die cut

The Challenges:
Mami Doodle - mother nature
My Mum's Craft Shop - creatures great and small
Paper Sundaes - layers
Raise the Bar - furry animals

Think outside the box
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scarecrow and Friend

Just look at these two unexpected friends.
Only Doodle Pantry could create such happy friends.
Be sure to check out the Doodle Pantry Challenge blog starting on the 5th.
There is an adorable freebie available that is just perfect for the winter season.

The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in cream, napoli yellow, lilac, mallow, sand
Embellishments: flowers, grosgrain ribbon, liquid pearls
Tools: Nestabilities Die Cut
The Challenges:
All Sorts - at least 5 flowers
Card Cupids - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge: Purple and one color
Cutie Pie Challenge - bingo
Bird is the Word - you and me
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Pile it On - having fun
Raise the Bar - hat's off
Speedy the Cat - polka dots
Squiggles and Giggles - blessings

Find an Unexpected Friend.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Boo to You!

Boo to You!
Isn't this the cutest little trick or treater?
Halloween - that the theme at Come and Get Challenges starting October 2..
Lucky me -- I'm a guest designer for this fun challenge.

The Creative Details
Image: A Day For Daisies
Sentiment: Judith Stamps
Colors; Copi Markers in willow, napoli yellow, apricot
Inks: Marvy Matchable in ochre and old gold 
Embellishments: ribbon, pearl brads, stickles in lime green
Tools : Die cut

The Challenges:
A Day for Daisies - texture
Art Impressions - Halloween
Bee Crafty - bling
Catered Crop - follow ther recipe
Come and Get it - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
KB Cute Monday - Halloween
Little Darlings - fall or Halloween
Moving Along with the Times - halloween
My Grafico - Halloween
Paper Shelter - For the girls
Pennys Paper Crafts - anything goes
Raise the Bar - hats off to fall
Really Reasonable Ribbon - halloween
Secret Crafter - Saturday Challenge - halloween
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Scrap Creations - girl thing
Simon Says - anything goes
Speedy the Cat - polka dots
Stampin B's - Halloween
Stamping for the Weekend - what a cutie

Stay Warm Harted,

Holler it Out - Its Fall

It's Fall. Happy Fall.
That's the theme this week at Stamptacular Sunday where I am lucky to be a new design team member. And the challenge this week is based a gorgeous photo inspiration of fall foliage. What a pretty picture and check out the many fabulous colors. Even more fabulous is the
 great sponsor this week -- Kenny K.
So, get your fall colors out and join us!

Now to the card I created from the gorgeous inspiration photo below.

The Creative Details:
Digi Image: Kenny K (holler back girl)
Sentiment: Savvy Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, sand, lipstick orange, napoli yellow, apricot, cool grey
Embellishments: faceted jewels, grosgrain ribbon, decorative brad, pumpkin sticker

The Challenges:
Freshly Brewed - fall
I Brake for Challenges: fall
Lady Bug Crafts - fall and/or fancy fold
Our Craft Lounge -  fall foliage
Phindys Place - fall colors
Rainbow Lady - autumn
Sassy Studios - autumn
Scrap Creations - girl thing
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamping with the Dragon - fall
Totally Paper Challenge - autumn

Everyone loves fall.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I Hoot for You!

Hoot!  Hoot!
A darling "Quirky Owl" from Doodle Pantry. Time to check out their new releases.
 Some Christmas and holiday ones are also available and they are super cute!
And, they always come with the cutest darn sentiments too!
That is why I am lucky to be a guest designer for a
second month in a row for Doodle Pantry and create with these cute images.

The Creative Details:
Image and  Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers orange, apricot, toner grey, cool grey,
garnet, leaf green willow, sand
Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon, felt leaves, buttons,
 pearls, stickles (diamond), bakers twine
Technique: Side Stair Step, paper piecing, punches 

The Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - fancy folds
Catch the Bug (Bug a Boo) - anything goes
Copic Creations - saturated colors
Crafting for all Seasons - fall
Crafty Catz - things with wings
Crafty Purple Frog - layer
Cute Card Thursday - animals
Delicious Doodles - unexpected
Dutch Dare - Bingo/paper piecing, ribbon, punch
Paper Crafting Journal - Die cuts/Punches
Pennys Paper Crafting - anything goes
Play Date Cafe - colors of wine, smudge,leather, parchment
Pixie Cottage - pop it up
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more ribbon, twine or lace
2 Sisters Challenge - fancy folds
365 Cards - layers (at least 5)

Stay Warm Harted,