Friday, October 29, 2010

Color Challenge at CSAYL

Are you as ready for the weekend as I am? I am hoping to get TONS accomplished!! Plus it's getting cold (like freezing) then it's perfect to stay indoors creating and drinking coffee :)

Since it's Friday it's time for another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long creation! Today we are doing a color challenge - use purple and silver on your holiday creation.

Not sure why this was so difficult for me...I think I spent hours (ok not really) trying to find pattern paper that would work. Next I looked for silver..guess what? I don't own any silver paper :) So grey it is. Last was to find something that I didn't have to color since I wanted to use only purples and silver.

I hope you'll have an easier time than I did. I like the card and well it's one more done for the year :) Can you believe that November is almost here? Now is the time to start those holiday cards if you haven't already! Stop by the CSAYL blog to see some more wonderful inspiration and to play along!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So I've decided to be honest with my blogging friends and let you in on a secret - I CAN'T do it all! That's right...sometimes I just can't complete all I need to. Which means, I didn't get my FBW card done yet. I had VERY good intentions but my headache got the best of me. I have to tell you that being sick is no fun and it sucks even more when the medication doesn't seem to be working.

I am going to work on my card today and hope to post it later on. The challenge is to create a card using the colors PURPLE, ORANGE and BLACK along with a butterfly, fairy or angel. Yes, folks I've done a few cards using this color combo but ANOTHER one will be coming :) I do hope you'll join us! Stop by the Flutter By Wednesday blog to get all the details!

Need some inspiration - go check out the DT's blogs. I'm sure they were able to whip up a card easily using these colors! Oh and welcome Jen to the team...I can't wait to see what she creates! Thanks to Kaylou for being the October Guest was a pleasure having you!!

Hope you'll stop back having you as a support system. It does keep me motivated and helps me keep my spirits up!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Michu & A Cute Witch

Quick post today as I'm still not feeling well. So are you ready for Halloween? This week for Softpencil we are using the cute digital image MICHU AND A CUTE WITCH.

Don't you love it?!? I used some new Doodlebug paper too. Saturday I went to a Copic class and learned a lot of cool stuff. I used one of the things on Michu...

I think he looks good in stripes :) I'm partial to white kitties since my Jasmine is. Another thing I did was use a white gel pen to add a few details. Is it just me or is that picture bright? You can't even see my outline...which I did in a pale green. I'm using a new camera and the laptop so maybe that's the problem.

So whatcha think? Stop on over to the Softpencil blog to get your very own MICHU AND A CUTE WITCH. PLUS guess what?! Right now all HALLOWEEN stamps, clipart, printables and papers are ON SALE!!! Hurry and get your goodies today!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Something Metallic CSAYL Challenge

The challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog is to have something metallic on your Holiday card. PLUS we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.

This means that we have an awesome prize to giveaway. The winner will get to choose 5 FREE digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set. For my creation, I'm using the digital stamp frosty da snowman

Isn't he you see the tiny jingle bell on his hat? That's one of my metallic embellishments.

The layout came from The Sweet Stop Sketch #77...LOVE all the layers!! Totally know I will be using the sketch again. I used my favorite colors and papers plus added a little snow (Flower Soft) making this one cute card :)

I hope you will join us this week at CSAYL. Be sure to stop by the other DT's blogs (links on sidebar) where you can see some awesome creations using other cute digital stamps from Robyn's Fetish.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thought of You Today

Welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday!! This week the challenge is a favorite among you - it's an OPEN challenge...anything goes as long as there is a fairy, butterfly or angel on it!

I actually colored this image for last weeks FBW but never finished the card due to getting sick. Good news, I went back to the doctor today and I got more medicine so hopefully I will kick the infections butt this time!!

I used CardPatterns Sketch 86 for my's perfect with this large stamp. Gotta love the Swiss Pixies - first time I've used this stamp too, so yeah for me! I did a combination of Copics and pencils with OMS. Check out that bow too...AWESOME, right? Love the button, twine, ribbon combination I'm always seeing and just had to try it.

I hope you find some time to join in on our challenge this week! Head on over to the Flutter By Wednesday Blog to link your creation and to see all the wonderful inspiration. This week we are saying goodbye to fellow DT member Randi for awhile as she takes cares of some things...we will miss her and look forward to her returning!! Also, I never took the opportunity to welcome Kaylou to the team as the October Guest DT...welcome!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adorable Mummies

Well it's seems like forever but I'm back and trying to get going again! My family and I went to Disney World for a week - we had a great time! Abby and I did end up getting pretty sick and we are both still trying to get well...I tease everyone saying that Mickey was just too much for us! We took lots of pictures which I'll share soon.

Today though, I'd like to share a Softpencil creation. You might remember that usually I post a Softpencil card on Thursday. Well in October we started posting on Tuesdays...but with my schedule, vacation and being sick I haven't posted anything! Boohoo as the digi's are AWESOME!! Take today's digi - ADORABLE MUMMIES

pretty cute, huh? I just had to add flock to Michu & they are CUTE and FUZZY!!

Since I haven't been creating the last few weeks, I haven't been participating in challenges. I did go back through the last few weeks though to check out all the wonderful sketches out there. This is an old Taylored Expression sketch (TESC129).

Stop by Softpencil Blog to see all the new stuff Elizabeth has plus the wonderful SALE that is going on! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wicked Good Blog Hop

Sorry I've been MIA - went on vacation (can you say Disney World) and then got sick (can you say YUCK-O)...but today The Angel Company is sponsoring a Blog Hop featuring those Wicked creations using TAC stamps!

Lucky for me I created this card last month but haven't shared it yet. It's using one of my favorite Mabelle RO sets - Fall Fibi & Lilly.

Isn't that such a cute Kitty?!?! Here's a close up:

I used the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen to add shimmer to the stars on his cute little hat. I was able to get a few new Copics last month so I wanted to use the gray/black look...getting better with that. You know what they say, practice makes perfect!

I hope you'll join in on the fun! Go to the Savvy Projects Blog to see all the details, check out the fabulous entries and to link your creation! There is even a little blog candy up for grabs!! So come on...join us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The NEW Fall Supplement is HERE

I'm so excited to share the NEW FALL SUPPLEMENT with you!! There are so many AWESOME sets in this publication - sure to please EVERYONE!!

Can't wait to get this in your hands? Well you don't have too...You can see the stamp sets ONLINE in my store. Check them out HERE! I have the Fall Supplement available for shipping - just EMAIL me and let me know you want one!! (some charges may apply)

Last month, the Limited Edition sets were a HUGE hit...this month they are even better! That's right, with a $30 purchase (before shipping, handling and tax) you can get ONE or BOTH of these cuties for just $3.95!!

The Stamp Of The Month is JINGLE JOLLY - it's a PERFECT set for you to create all those Christmas cards and gifts with. And at just $14.95 (after a $30 purchase before shipping, handling and tax) you can't pass it up! You'll SAVE tons of money creating your own cards this year!!

Got questions? I'm here for you...just email me and I'll get back with you!! Remember I have an online site which means you can SHOP 24/7 and get these goodies as well as tons of other ones delivered right to your door!! What are you waiting for? Don't you like getting packages? I know I why not send yourself one :)

Gift Set Challenge #6 for CSAYL - Double Pocket Bag

Since it's the first of the month (HOLY MOLY) it's time for a gift set challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long. This week we are doing the Double Pocket Bag. You can find the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Such a cute little bag. I used MME paper with glitter on it and it was a little difficult to score and fold. I'm going to do it again but with a little lighter weight paper. The Santa image is actually from a MME pre-made card...I just cut it out, inked it with brown ink and adhered it to my bag. Here is a closer look at the Double Pocket Bag:

The sentiment is from The Angel Company's HOLIDAY WISHES set. I usually give my hubby and sister cd's for Christmas. I'm thinking I could use this to put them in. I know that a gift card would fit in it...maybe my sister will get an ITunes gift card this year. We were supposed to make a matching card so I used the same paper for the background and just added a little bling.
So whatcha think? Did you know there are 85 days left till Christmas?!?! The time is NOW to start making those gifts and cards!! Join us and try making the Double Pocket Bag for yourself. Then go to the CSAYL blog and link your creation so we can all be inspired!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a SUPER weekend!!