Monday, October 29, 2012

Witching You a Happy Halloween!

Happy Monday! It's time for a fabulous new challenge over at The Pink Elephant! This week, we challenge you to create a Vintage/Shabby creation for TPE172, so grab your distressing tools and crinkled seam binding and let's get started.
The Deconstructed Sketch 75 was perfect to use with the shabby ribbon treatment near the center of the card...LOVE!
and...since I'm still in the mood for some Halloween creations, the ColourQ Challenge 160 was also perfect for this "witchy" card!
I get a lot of emails asking how to make the crinkled ribbon treatment and I plan to provide a tutorial soon...but basically, I cut a long piece of seam binding, spritz it with water, roll it into a tightly scrunched ball, let it dry a little, pull it apart and form a bow...EASY but fabulous! The sentiment on my card and the image on the inside of the card are from I'm Batty for You that I won last month from Mark's Finest Papers. Head on over there for the new Friends of Speedy Challenge 131.
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Witching you a happy Halloween...and a fabooolous week:)
Stamps: I'm Batty for You (Mark's Finest Papers) Ink: Black Tuxedo (Momento) Paper: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White CS DSP (Stampin' Up!) Other: Big Shot, Apothecary Labels die, Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding, Black Lace ribbon, pom trim, waffle paper (Stampin' Up!), doily die (Papertrey Ink), buttons & twine (My Favorite Things)
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Girl

Love these photos of my girl, Hannah, from last summer. These pictures capture her carefree and loving spirit! On this summer day, she was having a little fun climbing an old tree in Grandma's yard, and taking time to give her doggies some love:)
There's a new challenge over at Ella's Pink Scrapbook, #31, using 3 photos, buttons and flowers:) Join us for the fun!
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Now, go get scrappy:)
Digital Designs from Design House Digital, Be Cool Be You Collection
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Let It Snow - Super FREE Saturday

I couldn't pass up creating another project using the new fabulous Super FREE Saturday download, Ho Ho Ho - Let It Snow Collection over at Uniko Design.
I used the snowflake bauble digital image, a digital sentiment, and red & white chevron digital paper from the Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Collection.
The Fall to Layout 213 over at Clean & Simple Stamping was just what I needed to showcase this wonderful digital collection.
Head on over to Uniko Design and pick up the Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Collection for yourself! It's never too early to begin a few holiday crafts:)
Thanks for stopping by the stage!
Stamps: Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Digital Images (Uniko Design) Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!), Other: Big Shot, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Rhinestones (Stampin' Up!), Fishtail Flag Stax, (My Favorite Things), button & twine (Papertrey Ink)
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ho Ho Ho...Let it Snow! Uniko Design Super FREE Saturday

Good morning! It's Super FREE Saturday over at Uniko Design! Beverley has designed some lovely digital images and papers to get your holiday mojo going...and they're FREE! How cool is that?! The Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Collection is clean and simple, Uniko-style, with darling ornament images and true red patterned paper!
I created the 12 by 12 digital scrapbook layout by using a piece of kraft digital paper and layered it with some red chevron and polka dot digital paper from the Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Collection. I also used a smaller piece of Hands of Time digital paper to mat the photo and add some journaling to it. The images are also from the Ho Ho Ho - Let It Snow Super FREE Saturday kit! Head on over to Uniko Design and download your own FREE holiday images and papers from the Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow Collection!
I printed out some of these fabulous papers and images, too, so later I should have a paper-crafted project to share to inspire your holiday crafting mojo:) Thanks for stopping by the stage! Digital Images and Papers (Uniko Design)
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Trick or Treat - TPE & SFYTT

Good morning, stampers! I'm so happy to share two of my favorite challenges with you today, The Pink Elephant Theme Challenge: Halloween and the October Sketch for You to Try over at I (Heart) to Stamp.
How fabulous these images are from the Market Street Stamps Sweet Spooks stamp set. The ghost is so super cute with those sparkly cheeks...and I love the spider web with the black rhinestones (borrowed that idea from the fabulous Jen del Muro:) I had a ball joining Jen and her design team over at Sketch for You to Try this October and playing with the Sweet Spooks stamp set from Market Street Stamps!
Arielle's ColourQ Challenge 159 was perfect to create another Halloween project with Black, two shades of orange, green and white!
Head on over to these fabulous challenges, Sketch for You to Try and play along with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by the stage! Happy Halloween:)
Stamps: Sweet Spooks (MSS) Ink: Black Stazon Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White CS, DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, dies, lace, glitter, rhinestones (SU), button & twine, fishtail flags stax dies (MFT), circle dies (Spellbinders)
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Purrrfect Night Gift Tags

Good evening! I made time to get a little inky this weekend, but just now getting a chance to post these fun tags that I made to attach to teacher Halloween gifts. The question is...which bow do you prefer?...the wrinkled one or the smooth?
The ColourQ Challenge 159 was just right for a Halloween fact, if you come back tomorrow morning, I'll have another project using these fabulous colors!
I'm loving my new I'm Going Batty stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, so I wanted to create something that I could share over at their challenge site. Friends of Speedy Tv over at Mark's Finest Papers is having Challenge 42...this week the challenge is to alter any item. I loved inking up my Going Batty stamp set for these fun Halloween tags...isn't that kitty cat and sentiment just the cutest?!
Thanks for stopping by the stage! See you in the morning for a fun challenge from The Pink Elephant!
Stamps: I'm Going Batty (MFP) Ink: Black Stazon Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Vellum, DSP (SU) Other: Big Shot, Seam Binding (SU), Scallop die (PTI), Pennant Trim die (Verve), button & twine (MFT)
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Announcement...Uniko Design and Scrapbook Page

I'm super excited to announce that Beverly Parish from Uniko Design offered me a position on her amazing team. Uniko Design has such beautiful clear stamps, digital images, and digital papers! The designs are so eye-catching, clean, and versatile! I simply can't wait to begin creating projects with Uniko Design stamps. Thanks, Beverly for giving me the opportunity to work with your beautiful stamps and your fabulous design team!
In celebration of the big announcement, I made this 12 X 12 digital scrapbook layout of my little Punk Rocker using some of Uniko Design's cool images and papers. I love this photo from last Halloween...Ben dressed up as a spooky Punk Rocker, with the ripped t-shirt, black converse, skinny jeans and a super scary mask...oh, and he carried a guitar, too!
The images are from the EEK! collection and the orange paper is from the Modern Lattice collection!
The Uniko Design Autumn Sale
Uniko Design has a new FREE download every other Saturday called Super FREE week, Beverly will reveal a brand new one! For today, go check out what's on sale in the Autumn Sale...some great deals on some fabulous designs, including the EEK! and Modern Lattice Collections that I used on my digital scrapbook layout!
Ella's Pink Scrapbook challenge over at The Pink Elephant calls for a color combination that you're sure to love, as well!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Treat

It's time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant! This week, we challenge you with TPE 170: Trick or Treat, to create a Halloween Treat Holder.
There are a couple of other Halloween challenges this week... the Crazy 4 Challenges 158: Halloween Treat, and By LORi Boyd Designs 31: Trick or Treat.
I used Stampin' Up!'s Fancy Favor die for this Halloween Treat, along with one of Lori Boyd's adorable ghost images, Boo from Peek & Boo. For this treat, I kept a traditional color scheme with Orange, Black, Gray, and a splash of Green.
Stamps: (Boo from Peek & Boo digi images) LORi Boyd Designs Ink: Copics Paper: Whisper White CS, DSP Other: Button & Twine (MFT), Big Shot & Crimper (SU), Pennant Trim die (Verve)
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

A New Addiction...Digital Scrapbooking

Two more digital scrapbook pages for today...I agree with Lori, it is addicting! I used some more freebies from Design House Digital for my layouts.
The first page features a photo I took of Hannah this past summer at the Sangamon County Fair as she was getting the water sprayer ready to give her pigs a drink. She's such a good little pig farmer:)
The second page includes a photo of my trio, Ben Hannah and Noah, on their first day of school this year. Ben is in 5th grade, Hannah 2nd, and Noah 7th...time is really flying and they are growing up too fast!
Go check out the Design Team Call over at Ella's Pink Scrapbook and play along with us this week:) Thanks for stopping by!
Digital Images (Digital House Design)
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