Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let's Skate

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge it is all about using doilies.
They really can make your project so feminine and add texture too.
Our fab sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs - they have adorable images!!
 The Creative Details:
Image by Diane Carubia at Squigglefly
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: doily, sparkle snowflakes, gems, rickrack
Tools: embossing pad, die cut

The Challenges
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes/celebrate
Catch the Bug - Christmas or winter
Crafts and Me - winter
Crafty Mess - sparkle and bling
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - layers
Inky Impressions - sparkle
Milk Coffee - winter holiday
Paper Make-up - anything goes with a digi
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamp - n - Doodle - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - winter but not Christmas (stash - doily)
Sweet and Sassy - favorite colors
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge
is embossing dry or heat - your choice!! For my project I used a
snowflake embossing pad to highlight this cute holly fairy.
Check us out this week and we have a fabulous prize as usual.
The Creative Details
Image: Mo Manning
Colors; Copics in robins egg, leaf green, holly, sand, cashmere, milky white
Embellishments:sheer and satin ribbons, pearls, glittler, snowflakes, gems,
Tools; Snowflake embossing pad, leaf punch

The Challenges
Atcs and Cards with Atttitude - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Bronte and Bella - favorite Mo card
Card Mania - snowflakes
Crafty Sentiment - glitter
Crafts 4 Eternity - Merry Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Christmas Sweet Stampin  - anything goes
Creative Inspiration Paint - inspired by Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - layers
Digi Designs - Christmas
Fab n' Funky - ribbon or lace
Great Impressions- Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Christmas spirit
House of Gilli - add sparkle
Incy Wincy - holly or mistletoe
Inky Impressions - sparkle
LadyBug Crafts - anything goes at Christmas
Lady Anne's/vickie's Challenges - anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or winter holiday
Paper Playtime - winter fun
Penny's Paper Crafty - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes plus ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted
Happy Holidays

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fairy Merry Christmas

This week at Squigglefly our challenge is to "tell me something."  Use a sentiment.
There are lots of sentiments at the Squigglefly but this particular digital set comes with this cute "fairy merry Christmas" saying. Its part of our the new collection of releases at Squigglefly this month. 
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer at Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in leaf green strong red, sand, vanilla pink
Embellishments: santa hat, glitter, snowflake, gems
Tools: punches/Technique - paper piecing

The Challenges:
A & T/ Emerald Faeries - Christmas
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - red, green and sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut - anything for Christmas
Bunny Zoe - celebrate
Divas by Design - use some red
Dream Valley - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodle - happy holiday
Perfect Sentiment - Christmas with a sentiment
Paper Pretties - Christmas
Paper Make-up - that's a wrap
Pixie Dust - traditional Christmas colors
Songbird - merry Christmas
Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quirky Snow Girl

The Pile it On Challenge is still on for this month - just have to "pile on" the embellishments. We hope to see your project soon! And, the prize is a great gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!

Here is my mid-challenge post ---an adorable snow girl surrounded by festive Christmas trees and fun. 
She is from the "quirky" snowman set from Doodle Pantry - check her out now because they have a great sale going on this month!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: glitter trees, ribbon, gems, glitter
Tool; scalloped border punch

The Challenges:
Allsorts - a christmas tree
Crafts 4 Eternity - blingtastic
Crafty Calendar - white Christmas
Can You Digi it - inspiration photo/winter
Craft us Crazy - looking like winter or Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Fairy Tale - a Christmas tree
Great Impressions - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Christmas related
Jingle Belles - winter holiday
QKR Stampede - snowmen
Natalie and Amy - winter wishes
Send a Smile to Kids - winter fun
Sparkles Christmas - buttons or bows
Winter Wonderland - use a Christmas tree

Stay Warm Harted,

Tis the Season

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we simply want you to make a Christmas card. I decided to create a different card and used a tee-pee template to create this fun card.
We have two fabulous sponsors this week - Marker Pro with a $15 gift certificate
and Bugaboo with 7 free digis!! 
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors:Copic Markers in crimson, cool shadow and willow
Embellishments; textured snow, ribbon, gems, holly stickers, glitter

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - White Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - red, green and sparkle
Catch the Bug - bingo
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafts for eternity - bling tastic
CRAFT - winter
Dream Valley - Christmas
Forever Friends - Christmas card
Eureka Stamps - sparkle and shine
Lexi's Creations - snow
Love to Create - anything goes
Paper Make-up Stamps - sparkle
Perfect Sentiments - Christmas and sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - favorite tool (scalloped punch)
Stamp n' Doodle - something unusual
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes plus ribbon
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Happy Holiday,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Howdy Snowman

I get many sweet gifts during the holidays from my students.
 Making thank you cards for the boys has always been a bit of a challenge - then I got this fabulous cowboy snowman from Doodle Pantry and my problem has been solved!.
The Creative Details:
Image - Doodle Pantry (check out the Dec. sale!!)
Colors: Copic markers; in cool shadow, powder blue, strong red, olive, sand
Embellishments: liquid pearls, glitter, gems, snowflake sticker
Tools: corner punch

The Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - snowflake
Creative Craft Challenge - humorous
Guylou's - snow happy
Here Come the Boys - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - snow
Mema's- anything
Penny's Paper Crafty - new (image)
QKR - snowmen
Raise the Bar - let it snow
Red Carpet - snowman
Stampin for the Weekend - let it snow
Speedy and Friends - snow
Victorine - nontraditional Christmas

Stay Warm Harted
Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Candle Glow

I love this candle image and I think it makes a perfect Christmas card!
Creative Details:
Image: Stamps by Judith
Sentiment: Simon Says
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Jeweled brads, sheer ribbon,. glitter
Tools: Corner punch

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - a favorite holiday stamp                     
Hiding in My Craftroom - superscraps
Eureka Stamps - sparkle and shine
Kaboodle Doodles - red
Love to Create- anything goes
Forever Friends - Christmas cards
Make it Monday - anything goes
Paper Pretties - red, green and whatever
Ribbon Girls - Christmas
Speedy and Friends - red and green
Sweet Stampin - dies and punches
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use up your stash (ribbon)

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gingerbread Man

If there's a gingerbread man around you know it must be Christmas.
I love this little cute gingerbread man from Gingerloft Designs.
And, our theme this week from the Gingerloft Challenge is Christmas.
The Creative Details
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Copic Markers sand, sepia, dull ivory, crimson
Embellishments: burlap, gems, buttons, flower, ribbon, stickles, liquid pearls
Tools: Leaf punch
Die: scalloped circle

The Challenges
Belli Challenge - something sweet
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Christmas
Daisy Doodle - anything goes
Delightful Challenge - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
LadyBug Crafts - Christmas
Love to Create - holiday cheer
My Craft Spot - merry Christmas
PaperMake-up - tic/tac/toe
Paper Pretties - Christmas inspired
PaperPlay - Christmas
Paper Playtime - Christmas colors
Paper Pretties - ribbon
Pattie's Creations - Christmas card
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas Cards
Shelly's - Christmas
Sweet n' Sassy - Christmas
Stamping Boutique - holiday cards
Whimsy Inspiration - festive

Stay Warm Harted,

Dry Erase Board

Our theme this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is "anything but a card."
This is a dry erase board that I made from an acrylic board by Clear Scraps. I stamped it with blue ink from Staz-on, added liquid pearls, glitter, a bow and flowers. I also frosted the edges with a soft pink ink from Stat On.  I printed the name on paper and attached to back. I have made a group of these dry erase boards for special friends of my college -age daughter. When giving as a gift, I include a clear acrylic stand that I found at the Container Store and also a dry erase pen.

Let's see what special project you can come up with this week - our sponsor is Marianne Designs!
The Creative Details:
Image - flourish stamp by Heart Felt Creations
Acrylic Board - Clear Scraps
Embellishments: Ribbon, liquid pearls, glitter, flowers, gems
Ink: Staz-on

The Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Color Q - color inspiration
Daisy Doodle - anything goes
House of Gilli -anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - blue and white
Papertake Weekly - anything/a gift for Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
PINspirational - photo inspiration
Raise the Bar - blue and white
Scrap Creations - anything but a card
Stamping with the Dragon - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything but a card

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Herbs of Life

I love this saying and the fabulous rosemary image from Doodle Pantry.
It's such a great card to send to a friend any time of the year.
The digi set comes with three different sentiments and two versions of rosemary plants.
Be sure to catch the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop December 8 - 9 for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store.
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, leaf green, willow
Embellishments. black pearls
Tools: Punches

The Challenges:
Avadares - use a digi
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - clean and simple
Kaboodle Doodles - use a circle
Make it Monday - anything
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Stamp Your Life - anything goes
Stella Says Sketch - sketch
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bringing home the tree

Squigglefly has the cutest holiday digis! I think this one is just too adorable. 
Our challenge this week at Squigglefly is Winter Wonderland 
and I hope you can join us and use a Squigglefly image too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer - from Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in cool shadow, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow, manganese blue
Embellishments: gems, silver and white snowflakes, ribbon.
Tools: punches and corner punch

The Challenges:
Barely Mine - blue and silver
Cute Card Thursday - snowflakes
Cupboard Trilogy - Frosty winter
Crafty calendar - white Christmas
Craft Your Passion - snow
Divas By Design - glitter and sparkle
Eureka Stamps - winter
Hiding in My Craftroom - blue and white
LadyBug Crafts - Christmas or winter
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Love to Create - holiday cheer
Natalie and Amy - Christmas
Oldie But A Goodie - let it snow (oldie is the snowflake stickers)
One Stop Craft - Christmas for the boys
Pause, Dream Enjoy - forgotten stash (snowflakes)
Pixie Dust Studio - winter holiday
QKR - Its looking like Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Songbird Challenges - shades of blue
Squirrel and the Fox - summer or winter
Stamping Sensations - treemendous
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
Victorine Stamps - blue and white

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Time for the Holidays

Pile it On has a fun and easy challenge lasting the whole month of December. 
Just pile on the embellishments!
Super easy -- and our fabulous prize is a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
The Creative Details:
Image: Elisabeth Bell
Colors: Copics in tender pink, sand, flesh, leaf green, spring green, sepia
Embellishments: glitter, pearls, ribbon, package stickers

The Challenges:
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Color Q - color inspiration
CMC Copic Challenge - nontraditional holiday colors
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas Chaos
Crafty Hazelnut - make it girlie
Elphine House - non traditional colors
Fussy and Fancy - I love Christmas
Guylou's - Christmas with non traditional colors
Jingle Belles - anything holiday
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Love to Create - non-traditional Christmas colors
Tuesday Throwdown - lots of layers
Ribbon Girls - Christmas projects
Simon says Stamp - anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Dream Valley - non traditional Christmas
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle

Stay Warm Harted,

Red and White

We have a beautiful red and white photo inspiration as our challenge this week
at Stamptacular Sunday (see photo below).
And, our prize is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Temptress.

The Creative Details:
Image: Inky Antics
Colors: Copics in strong red and lipstick red
Inks; pine boughs in lettuce green
Embellishments; fairy dust glitter, gems, flowers, ribbon, liquid pearls
Tools: Spellbinders die cut

The Challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Cards Galore - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - red, white, green
Crafting for All Seasons - use flowers
Crafty Ann's - bird or animal
Crafts and Me - ribbon twine
Delightful Challenges - festively floral
House of Gilli - die cut
My Sheri Crafts - tis the season
Oozak - anything goes plus red
Pixie Dust Studio - winter holiday
Robyn's Fetish - tic tac toe
Tuesday Throwdown - layers
Sparkles Forum - buttons or bows

Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Jar of Sweets

Love the new set of bottles and jars from the December Doodle Pantry release. There are four jars and bottles and they come with sentiments and lids, or stoppers. I filled mine up with some peppermints (also from Doodle Pantry). I like the idea of filling the jars and bottles up with items throughout the year like jelly beans for Easter or some shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. We don't have a challenge this month but we have a great set of digis free (vintage ornaments) with purchase December 1 - 8. Plus everything is 35% off through December 24 (Wow that is huge!! - check it out)
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry (jars and bottles/peppermint)
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (peppermint)
Colors: Copics in cool shadow and strong red
Embellishments: dotted ribbon, pearls, glitter, bakers twine

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - red, white and blue
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Crafts and Me - ribbon or twine
Eclectic Ellapu - sparkle
Jackson's Digitals - color challenge
Lady Anne's Challenges - anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Christmas
Oozak - anything goes plus red
Paper Makeup - Christmas/holiday
Paper Pretties - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Playdate Cafe - color inspiration
Stamp Your Life - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - add some glitter
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use a digi

Stay Warm Harted,