Friday, October 30, 2009

New Bog Candy Up for Grabs

The Pixie Cottage is offering a chance to win this fabulous blog candy. Just add a post to your blog with a picture of the candy, which digi stamp you like and add a direct link to their blog. Contest is open until November 22nd. Winner will be announced November 23rd.
I love the little penguins. They look so cute in their winter hats and scarves. I also love the Santa. Guess I'm just in the Christmas mood.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Penny's Challenges Week 13

Penny's Challenge this week is also a sketch challenge. I chose the designer paper from a Joann's Holiday pack and green cardstock to layer on a white cardbase. The sentiment is from a pack of stamps I picked up at the Flower Factory Craft Store nearby. Also found the Christmas die cut stickers at the same store. The satin flowers and checked ribbon were found in the ribbon section at Pat Catan's. We would love to have you join us each week for this fun challenge.

Midnight Madness Challenge Week #25

Midnight Madness Challenge this week is a sketch. Since Christmas isn't far off, I decided to start my Christmas cards. Here are the details:

Image: SU Woodcuts
Paper: Joann's Holiday Pack
Red & White Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Green Satin Ribbon
Gold Embossed Red Satin Ribbon
Chipboard Buckle
Snowflakes & Gems
Foam Merry Christmas Button
The Midnight Madness challenge is a great way to think out of the box. Why not join us and get those creative juices flowing?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Challenge at Paper Craft Planet

Michelle Perkett of Enchanted Inspirations has posted a challenge for her group at Paper Craft Planet. For this challenge, Michelle gave us her Happy Halloween Witch image to use. If you are looking for some fun and excitement, stop by Michelle's blog and check out the details.

Here is my entry:
Paper: White textured cardstock
DCWV Designer Paper
Halloween Spider Web Ribbon
Wooden pumpkins
Image was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Who's Blog Is This?

My friend, Darlene, came over today to help me spruce up my blog. Since I am not computer savvy I didn't know what could be accomplished. My head is still spinning from everything she taught me today. Lots of big hugs to Dar, for all of your help today. I guess there is truth to the adage:

You can teach an old dog new tricks.

Have a great evening everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wow! I'm So Excited....

I was asked to be one of the November guest designers for the Digital-Ink Co. I am nervous, but very excited about being part of this wonderful group. I can't wait to start working with the digital images that have been chosen for the challenges in November. This is a very talented group of artists. Hop on over to Digital-Ink Co and check out all they have to offer. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The Midnight Madness Challenge this week is a sketch challenge. The image is from a fall SEE D's stamp set. The papers are from DCWV's Fall pack and the cardbase is natural confetti cardstock. Image was colored using prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I chose a rust checkered woven ribbon, silk flowers and pearls for the embellishments. Come on over the Midnight Madness and join in on the fun. You could be the next winner of some great blog candy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Digital-Ink Weekly Challenge

It's Monday and time for the next challenge at Digital-Ink. This week's challenge is "Anything But A Card." I had this empty matchbox and decided it would make a cute Christmas ornament. It could also hold a small trinket or treat. I just love this little penguin.

Paper: DCWV Holiday Treat Pack
SU Brilliant Blue Cardstock
Ribbon: Royal Blue Organdy

Image was colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen.

If you love a great challenge, visit the Digital-Ink Co blog and give this challenge a try.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Digital-Ink Challenge

The Digital-Ink Challenge this week is a sketch using a digital image. I chose this cute little pumpkin and crow. The images were colored with prisma pencils and gamsol. The paper is from DCWV's Fall/Holiday pack. The frame was made using the scalloped square nestabilities and was cut from rust cardstock. The embellishments are green satin ribbon, cloth pumpkins, cloth leaves and finished off with die cut letters. Why not join us for this great weekly challenge?

Penny's Challenges

Penny's challenge this week is to use fall colors and must include trees. I have always loved the stamps in the SU Lovely As A Tree set. The papers were given to me by a friend and I think they might be DCWV. The top of the tree was colored with SU Markers in olive green, pumpkin pie and royal red using the "Thumping" technique and the trunk of the tree was colored with an SU Chocolate Chip marker. The ribbon is rust colored satin and the embellishments are from a fall button pack. Why not join us? We would love to have you play along.

MMSC23 Challenge

I chose this Sarah Kay image for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. The image was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I think this little girl looks like she's contemplating those long winter months. Come join in the fun. There's always room for more.

Papers: DCWV
Cardstock: Rust & Textured White
Woven ribbon
Flowers from Joann's
Adhesive pearls

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thank Goodness It's Friday

Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. I have been fighting a sinus infection for over a week. The antibiotic is working and I am starting to get my voice back. Still feel very tired, especially after a long day at work. I have the weekend off and I'm hoping to get back into my craft room to work on challenges for this week. Tried to keep up with everyone's blog and I must say, you all have done fabulous cards. You all are such an inspiration. Have a great day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Already?

My goodness, where did the week go? I still have challenges to make and upload today. So much going on right now. My granddaughter, my two daughters and I are celebrating birthdays. Our birthdays are 1 week apart beginning September 24th and the last one on October 14th. Then in November, my husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary. Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Creative Award

Michelle of Enchanted Inspirations received this award from Jill of Michelle has decided to share this award with others who have inspired her with their blogs. Now I would like to share this award with you. Just list seven things that you love and share them with me and your friends. Here is my list of things that I love.

1. I love spending time with my family.

2. I love to stamp. It's even more fun with a group of friends.

3. I love to read.

4. I love the fall. The colors are so vibrant.

5. I love to hear a nice soft rain.

6. I love Thanksgiving. Time to spend with family, friends and great food.

7. I love having a blog and making so many new friends.

Okay, now it's your turn. What do you love?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Card Class

This month's card class will be on Saturday, October 24th. The white panel on this sample card was done using the "melted crayon" technique. There are two ways to do this technique: one is to cover your iron with foil, set iron to medium heat, and apply crayon to foil when iron is hot (be careful not to burn yourself), then iron onto paper. The second is to place a sheet of wax paper down on a flat surface, shave choice of crayon colors onto sheet of paper or cardstock, then cover with another sheet of wax paper, cover with newsprint paper or old cloth and iron to melt crayon. I used the second method for my card. The card base is white cardstock, and the printed paper and image are from Joann's Fall/Holiday pack. White organdy ribbon was used for the bow.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I finally had a chance to finish my card for the Midnight Madness Challenge.
Stamp: by Just For Fun
Paper: SU Lovely Lilace cardstock
SU Green Galore cardstock
Black textured cardstock
White textured cardstock
DCWV designer paper
Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon
Satin Flowers
Corsage Pin

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sharon's 50th Birthday Candy

Sharon will turn 50 on October 9th. Just look at all this great candy. Hop over to Cards N Greetings blog for details and a chance to win.

Denise's Great Blog Candy

Do you like to win blog candy? Hop over to Designs by Denise for your chance to win some blog candy. Denise has 2 different blog candies up for grabs. You are only one click away for a chance at some great prizes at Designs by Denise.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Digital-Ink Co Challenge

For the color combo sketch at Digital-Ink Co I chose the scarecrow digi stamp by Dustin Pike. The basecard is SU Green Galore and the designer paper is from Basic Grey. Scarecrow was colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen, then layered onto black textured cardstock. Light blue braided cord was wrapped around the left side of the card. The leaves were punched using the Creative Memories leave punch borrowed from Darlene. "Changing Seasons" diecut is by K & Company

Penny's Challenge

Penny's Challenge for this week is a sketch challenge. My design began with this stamp set by INKADINKADO called "Nativity." The cardbase is SU Ballet Blue. The designer paper is from Basic Grey. The card was completed by coloring the images with watercolor pencils and blender pen, then layered onto textured black cardstock. The four images were then layered onto Ballet Blue and textured black cardstock. The word image was raised using pop dots. Thanks to Darlene for the black and white ribbon.

Why not give this sketch challenge a try?