Saturday, October 10, 2009

Did some one say Sparkle?

Yes, they did, at Flourishes! I love sparkly and always have! So, I pulled out all of the stops on the peacock. First, I stamped the image and embossed with metallic blue. Then I oversprayed the image with Tattered Angels and colored with my copics. I used handmade Japanese paper with metallic gold swirls, antique metallic lace, Swarovski crystals, bronze UTEE, an antique beaded flower, glitter paper. I told you- I love sparkly! But, what I really like, is the patina that old shiney things aquire. And that's what I was going for here. I wanted it to look like you just found this buried treasure, that has only gotten more beautiful in time.

I used the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces, and was really inspired by all of Chelsea's details. I also thought this card was appropriate for the Stamping Sister's in Christ Challenge, to show nature praising God. I can't think of another creature that is as magnificent as the peacock.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Different Kind of Halloween Card

There is a new challenge blog on the net, Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential. Their first challenge is to make a Halloween card, but not use your Halloween images. I used my cheerful Cuttlebug folder, bird call, and turned it kind of spooky, by adding Glimmer mist black gold and suede over the top of the letterpressed image. I added sparkly detail with copic spicas. I used the sketch from CPS (turned on it's side). It's fun to think outside of the box! What do you have laying around your scrap area that you could re-purpose?

Simon Says Boo!

Simon Says....Make a Halloween card- So here it is! You know I love using Mo's images, and this little trick-or-treater is no exception. The sketch is from 2 Sketches 4 You, and worked perfectly with this image. I used the diamond plate Cuttlebug folder, so this worked out perfectly for the Cuttlebug Challenge of the week as well.

Tea for Two

This is one of the newest images from Mo's Digital Pencil, so I thought it fitting to use it for the new M's Digital Challenge. The first challenge is to use purple in honor of Bella and Bronte's favorite color. I used the sketch of the week from Priscilla's Midnight Madness Challenge (One of my favorites to play!). At the Copic Buzz this week, the challenge was to color some of your embellishments with your copics. I used the copic airbrush system to color my grosgrain ribbon purple and I colored the pearl centers of my handmade flowers directly with the copics. Finally, this is another entry for the coloring challenge at DCRU -Design Team challenge. While you are over at Die Cuts R Us - bookmark them to check out their digi-stamp reveal on this Tuesday, Oct. 13th.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kellie's Awesome Candy - Ends Oct 31st

Kellie has opened a store for Magnolia lovers and to celebrate is giving some incredible blog candy. Hop on over to the Magnolia Down Under blog to enter to win, and check out her store to get your Magnolia fix.

Red and Green

Simon Says make a card with red and green, but I was not quite ready to make Christmas cards yet (It is just early October!) So I made this cheerful cherry card so I can try to pretend the winter is not just around the corner!

Think Pink!

To celebrate National Breast Cancer Month, many challenges this week are incorporating pink, or ribbons, or breast cancer awareness themes. I used this adorable stamp set from Flourishes, Think Pink - I love it, because it has the ribbon hidden in some very girly items, like this flouncy dress. I colored this image with my copics (see DCRU challenge this week for coloring). My sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Melissa's sister is a breast cancer survivor, so this is a cause that hit's very close to home for their family. The Cuttlebug Spot joins in with their support by a Pretty in Pink challenge.

I have to tell you, I had my first mammogram a couple of months ago. I was really worried that is would be a scary experience (and I am a big baby at the doctor's). Ladies, it was so easy!!! So, if you have not had one because you think it will be awful, think again. Please get checked and encourage your friends to do the same!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New stamp company - Wags 'n Whiskers

I just found out about a new stamp company that looks like they will have some adorable images. It's called Wags 'n Whiskers. I've copied the following info from their site about their release date and blog hop. Be sure to check them out!

Nikki Fairbairn and Lacey Stephens have joined forces from across the Atlantic Ocean to create our own Stamp Company called Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!!

Our images are based on our wonderful children and our furry pets! Zoe and Danni are Nikki’s beautiful girls with their pets Gemma (the “fat” older cat in the logo) and Bella (Danni’s little kitten). Ansley is Lacey’s sweet daughter with her little Yorkshire Terrior (or Yorkie for short) named Princess. And Ryan is Lacey’s active son with his trusty doggie blanket named BoBo!

The images of our children are brought to life by the super talented Crissy Armstrong!! YEAH!!!

Nikki, Crissy, and I all met while on the Design Team for High Hopes Rubber Stamps. When Crissy stepped down as their illustrator this summer, Nikki and I couldn’t let her slip away!! Within a very short time, we worked together to create Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!!

Over the next week, we will introduce you to our team. We have hand selected a very talented Design Team from ALL OVER THE WORLD! We are so blessed to be working with such amazing talent.

After our introductions, we will start sneak peeks here and on the Design Team blogs beginning on October 7th.

Our tour around the world to meet our talented Design Divas will explode on October 9th with a Blog Hop and Release!! There will be tons of prizes along the blog hop!! So you may want to become a follower of our blog so you don’t miss any of the action!!

There is even more great news!! We are looking for 1 talented Guest Designer to join us on the Blog Hop!! Please see the post below for the details on the Guest Diva Contest.

But the excitement doesn't stop there!!!

Would you like to win a complete set of our first release?!

To be entered into a drawing for the full release:

1. Grab our logo in the sidebar and place on your blog

2. Post on your blog about our new company and our Blog Hop and Release on October 9th

3. Become a follower of this blog

4. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post announcing our company

The contest ends at Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on October 9th!!

Whiff of Joy Winter Bundle Blog Candy

You can pre-order the Winter bundle of stamps from Whiff of Joy now through Oct.23rd, but also if you go to WoJ challenge blog, you can enter to win a set!

See the details below:

I want to celebrate the release of this great stamp kit with a blog candy. I am offering 2 Winter stamp kits plus some metal embellishments (which you can now also purchase via Whiff of Joy).What do you have to do to qualify for the draw?
  • Grab the above logo and put it on your sidebar with a link to the Whiff of Joy webstore (I know a lot of you already did this, thanks a lot and even better :)
  • Write a post on your blog letting people know about my candy.
  • Come back here and leave me a link to your post in the below Mr. Linky Widget. (Only entries to the widget count).

My candy is open until October 22nd
Thanks so much and good luck!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

So Many Cards, Sew Many Cards!

I have been making cards all day long for World Card Making Day, and this is the final one for the night. This adorable image is from Sew Many Cards.