Saturday, November 21, 2009

Merry Kissmas from Tilda

This month's challenge from Little Stamp Shoppe was to make a Magnolia Christmas card using non-traditional colors. I love vintage pink and blue for Christmas and had been hoarding these Heidi Grace papers since last year! This card is more embellished than I typically make, but it kind of goes along with the whole idea that at Christmas, you can never over-decorate. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness and thought that this was perfect for the challenge at Spoon Full of Sugar, which was to create a Christmas card suitable for a pre-schooler (This card kind of reminds me of how I would have dressed myself when I was 4!)

I'm dreaming of a Pink Christmas

I love the challenge at StampArtic this week - create a pink Christmas card! You have to understand, I really get into Christmas and usually put up 3 or 4 trees - including a 7 foot pink tree that I put in my bedroom. I think pink at Christmas is very nostalgic, so I chose a retro looking angel from Phindy's Place for my main image. I colored her with copics and then painted over the entire image with Twinkling H2O's for more sparkle. I dusted the trees with white glitter for snow and added Swarovski crystals to make it really sparkle.

New blog - Gypsy Spot - chance to win a Gypsy

The Cuttlebug Spot has a new sister blog - the Gypsy Spot. You need to rush over to have a chance to win a Gypsy of your very own. I've copied the details below.

Yes we are giving away a Gypsy here at The Gypsy Spot. I want to thank Custom Crops for donating a brand new Gypsy (retail value 299.99) I cant say enough about everyone at Custom Crops. Everyone is always so supportive and helpful. If you have never shopped at their store, you really should give them a visit. Not only will you find everything you need for scrapbooking or card making, but also some wonderful articles for fantastic projects. They also have a Youtube channel where you can enjoy some wonderful videos for awesome projects. There is even new video for husbands or loved ones to guide them with holiday shopping... what an awesome idea. Click on the links to visit : Custom Crops and Custom Crops Videos.

Now for the giveaway. Please spread the word. This is a new blog so we are trying to get the word out so that more can come and participate in the challenges. We love to see everyones Gypsy creations.

The rules :

1) Become a follower of The Gypsy Spot. (If you are already a follower you met the first step).

2) Post a link about this contest on your blog. If you don't have a blog you can start one at Its very easy and a great way to share your projects with family and friends.

3) Use Mr. Linky box to give us the link to your blog post. (this becomes our entry list and the winner is chosen from here )

Random winner will be selected December 1st. Good luck to everyone.

Bon Appetit!

Magnolia-licious Highlites had a challenge to make a card using only Magnolia accessory stamps (no Tildas, Edwins or snowmen!) I used the plate and silverware from the Yummy for your Tummy collection, and set it up like a placesetting. I used mulberry paper for the napkin, so I could pull the edges to look like a cloth napkin. I colored my stamped images with copics, (which the challenge at Caardvarks is to color a stamped image) and edged my flower with copics. The adorable layout is from Friday Sketchers and worked perfectly for this idea.

Willow Holding a Baby Turkey

Whiff of Joy stamps are so sweet, and I love this one with Willow holding a baby turkey. This card is for the challenge at Stamptacular for a Thanksgiving card (Plus you get an extra entry if your card has a turkey on it) - I also used the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving punch with turkeys - although I'm sure those cooked turkeys are not Willow's baby turkey! The challenge at Creative Card Crew is "strings attached". I used linen yarn, wrapped around 2 decorative brads to form my ribbon treatment.

Tilda Christmas Box

I've always thought that the little round boxes that Brie comes in are just so cute, so I altered one for this week's challenge at ISB, which was to make a Christmas box. I used traditional Christmas colors- red, green and white to meet the challenge at Colour Create. I think since Tilda is holding a sprig of mistletoe, it would be fun to have this be a sweet nothings box, where my husband and I could leave each other love notes. (Can you tell we're still newlyweds?)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BIG 40

Many of my friends are hitting birthday milestones, so when I saw that Stampin for the Weekend's challenge was to make a card for a BIG celebration, I thought this would be the perfect time to build my stash of birthday cards. I used Birthday Anya and numbers from Technique Tuesday.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Peace Fairy

I am honored this week to be the Guest Designer at Incy Wincy Challenges, and this week's theme is PURPLE! So this card is waaaay purple! The lovely image is from Michelle Perkett and is called Peace Fairy. Michelle gave her followers on PCP a choice of a free digi that most described themselves. I chose this because, I've always been a peace maker - sometimes that means avoiding conflict, but I think other times it means standing up against injustices towards others and pulling for the underdog. I colored the image with Copics, and colored the vine pattern with a Versa-mark marker, then embossed with gold powder. I used SEI velvet paper (which I love !) and embossed it with my cuttlebug. I used the Treading Water punch for my border, and added some Swarovski crystals beneath my sentiment. I used a Martha Steward gold glitter pen to add doodles around my purple cardstock. This sketch is from Copic Buzz. Creative Card Crew challenged viewers to doodle on their designs. Cute Card Thursday was Glitter Me Silly, which I have done with the glitter pen and gold embossing.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop

This post will stay at the top until the hop is over. Please scroll down for newer entries.

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sisters. I am a big sister, so I tried to color the girls clothes similar to what my sister and I would have worn when we were little. Our mom always dressed us in these little Danskin sets that every last one of them was striped. So the stripes on the little sister made me smile!

And I'm offering my own blog candy on the post below this one, if you would like to join in on a chance to win some more goodies!

The next stop on this blog hop is: Natalie Houston