Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crazy 4 Cocoa!!!!!

HI there! I am so happy you stopped by today. Today is the debut challenge for a CRAZY new challenge blog from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! CRAZY 4 COCOA!!!! If you have never seen this adorable mouse you really need to check him out. He is available in both CLEAR stamps and DIGIS. You can find a Cocoa image from just about any occasion, and he is just soooo stinkin' cute! So if you are like me and "Crazy 4 Cocoa", then you need to join us for this brand new challenge blog. I was so thrilled when Korin asked me to be a part of this wonderful new challenge blog. Since I am CRAZY...I mean since I am Crazy 4 Cocoa! The fun starts today...that is right...join us Cocoa Crazies right HERE on the Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge blog. Each Tuesday we will bring you a new challenge...and your only requirement to play...to use one of the many adorable Cocoa images available in the Sweet 'n Sassy online store! And today to help you get started with your love for the adorable Cocoa...if you play along with us this week, you will get a wonderful free digi Cocoa! So for our first challenge we are asking you to make a card using a Cocoa image for someone you love. Well here is what I came up with. I made this adorable Cupcake Cocoa card for my oldest DD's 8th birthday. Cupcake Cocoa is available in both Digi and Clear stamps. I used the clear stamp and stamped him onto white CS. I did some paper piecing, and colored with colored pencils and Gamsol. The sentiment I used is from another Cocoa clear stamp set called A Cocoa Kind of Birthday. For the LO of this card, I used the Sketch from our sister challenge blog The Sweet Stop!

Alright your turn!!! How can you NOT be Crazy 4 Cocoa????!!!! He is just soooo cute! So play along with us at our first ever Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge, and be sure to link up your creation! Don't forget, anyone who plays along gets a free Cocoa Digi!!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brand New Challenge Blog

I am super excited to announce a brand new challenge blog that I get to be a part of!!! I am so honored to be a part of the Cocoa Crazies Design Team. Starting tomorrow and every Tuesday, you will find a brand new Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge.
The only requirement for this challenge is you must use a Sweet 'n Sassy Cocoa image on your card. So join us tomorrow for the first ever Crazy 4 Cocoa challenge...there might even be a freebie involved if you play along!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Birthday Girl

Happy Sunday. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a fun "Black Friday" weekend! I ended up getting sick on Thursday night. So...shopping was NOT part of my Friday morning. Although I will honestly say...I am not a big fan of Black Friday shopping. Especially since you can get most of the store door busters on the store's website. I did go out for dinner Friday night and stopped at a couple stores, but most of the craziness was done by then. That, and how many people seriously shop at Harbor Freight Tools? lol...which by the way is a super scary store! I felt so out of place there. Well, I did get some projects done this weekend. I cut some more of the trees for the project for my MOPS group, and made my example for that. I also got this card done... I made this using the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff sketch challenge. So this is the first of MANY birthday cards you will see from me over the next couple weeks. We have 5 birthdays in the month of December just on my side of the family! I of course volunteered to make cards for both my dad and mom to give each person, and I need some from me. Oh, and there is an anniversary in December too. Now the best part...they are all in the same week! lol So for the first of many b-day cards, I used this adorable Birthday Girl image from QKR Stampede. I started with a yellow CS base, and layered the PP from Cosmo Cricket onto that. I used a piece of yellow CS and some yellow felt ribbon (from SEI) on that. I colored the image with colored pencils and layered it onto a purple CS circle. Last, I added the sentiment, which is from the Happy Birthday set from QKR Stampede. This set comes with 4 different sentiments.
Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! I have so much to be thankful for this year. So many changes in our live over the past year, but I believe GOD was/is in control. As hard as some of these changes have been, I feel blessed for the results they have shown in our lives. What are you thankful for?

Well today I wanted to share a LO I made for my 2010 family photo album. Now, there are no photos yet because this is my Thanksgiving page...and well I will be taking the photos today. I was very pleased with how this came out, and I am sure it will look even better with photos of my family on there! I started with a brown piece of PP from TAC. I then used some PP from the Olivia collection from CTMH. I layered the white photo mats onto the PP circles. Then I used my Cricut to cut out the letters. (It will be so much easier once I have my Xyron to get these letters on =)...my mommy is getting me a Xyron for Christmas!) Next I added 2 of the LEAF images from QKR Stampede. These are both ones I stamped off before when I used the baby wipe technique. I trimmed them down, and added them to the corners. I just love this image. It is so pretty. A lot of the other DT ladies have used this image too. You can scroll through the QKR Stampede Blog to check them out. I have to say, if you were to have to pick just one stamp from the QKR Stampede store, I would recommend this one. Of course if you can walk away with only ordering one stamp, I will be pretty impressed....lol. So many fantastic images are available in the store.

Well I am off to feed my family some yummy turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, corn, and more! Uggg...I feel full already.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

No ink Christmas Card

Hi there. Back again with another card for you today. A Christmas card, and I wanted to challenge myself to use NO ink. That is right...there is no stamping on this card at all. Here is what I came up with.I used PP from My Mind's Eye. The center sentiment is from that same paper pack. I also punched out some little snowflakes, and added those. I wanted to embellish it up a little, so I used some i-Rock pearl, and some snowflake eyelets. I also used some pearl smooth on the "Christmas" to make it shine.

I am using this card for the following challenges:

Simon Says Challenge 11/23 - Let it snow (the snowflakes and mittens are "snowy" things)

Creative Belli 105 - The R's!

Hi there! Happy almost Thanksgiving! Today we have a new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time we are challenging you to use embellishments that begin with the letter "R". So some ideas would be: ribbon, rik-rak, rhinestones, rub-on's, red....basically anything that starts with an "R" that you have on hand. Remember...use what you have, those old and forgotten embellishments! Here is what I came up with. So I started with a Red card base. I used some PP from SEI for the first circle. The image I used is one I have had for probably about 2 years. I don't mean I had the stamp, I mean I had this image stamped off...lol. A fellow stamping friend stamped this one off for me a few years ago, and I just never used it. So I colored it with colored pencils and Gamsol. I added some fun fur to the white kitty. Next I added some Rhinestones to the corners, and a Rub-on for my sentiment. The Rub-on is from SU, and I have had those for a couple years too. So now it is your turn! Pull out some "R" embellishments, and then head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge and show us your work! Don't forget to stop by and see all the wonderful inspiration from the other Belli girls!

I am also using this card for the What if Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My weekend projects

I spent 3 hours in my craft room the other day, and feel like I have nothing to show for it...lol. I started working on a project/craft for my MOPS group to make. I thought it would be a lovely idea for our Christmas meeting to make chipboard mini albums. Problem is...when I volunteer myself for this stuff, I forget I have to mass produce them...lol. Well I finally sat down and started on Saturday. Each album is only going to be 3 pages, BUT x's that by 20 and I am making 60 of these cardboard trees. I was hoping to use my Cricut and my deep cutting blade, but it just wasn't going well. I need to make my mat stickier again, or just buy a new one...lol. So...I ended up hand cutting most of them. Then I used my Cricut to cut the PP's that we will be putting on them. I will admit, I was quickly bored out of my mind...lol. I kept switching between cutting cardboard, and using the Cricut to cut CS. Well here is my first day's worth of work. Not too bad right? I plan on heading downstairs today to get some more done. I guess I was all about starting and not finishing things this weekend. I also made these...These are for teacher gifts this year. Oh, and I wrapped ribbon around the containers these are going on too.

My last project was birthday invitations. We have 2 winter birthdays coming up. 1 in December, and 1 in January. Well, since I have been so productive .... HA HA HA HA HA ... I decided to make the ones for the January party. Because you know those ones don't have to be ready yet...lol. So these are supposed to be golf balls. My DD is going to have a mini-golf party. I cut the circle cards with my Cricut. Then I ran the front through the cuttlebug, but use the embossing folder "upside down". That way there would be indents and not bumps. They are very simple.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

12 Blogs of Christmas - QKR Blog Hop

On the 4th blog of Christmas my true love gave to me... okay so you probably don't really want me to sing, but it was a fun thought...lol WELCOME WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "12 Blogs of Christmas" blog hop! If you are joining me from Carol's blog, then you are right on track. If you just started here on my blog, then you will want to head back to the QKR Stampede blog, and start from the top. You don't want to miss any of the "12 Blogs of Christmas". So if you are right on track then let us continue! I am so excited about this blog hop, why???? Well, I love Christmas! Although I am freaking out a little that it is a little over a month away, but still I love it...lol. Christmas is always such a magical time in our house. I have 3 little girls that just love the whole holiday thing. Well, I should stop rambling, and show you my projects. I made 2 for this hop. My first project is an altered item. I was at a local dime store called Viddler's a few weeks ago with my mom. I saw this bell, and had to have it. I wanted to "fix" it as I like to say. I have never stamped on metal before, so I thought it would be fun. I thought it turned out pretty well. I stamped the little Reindeer Gift image onto the bell using Staz-on ink. I actually stamped it on both sides, but the first side "slipped" a little, so I won't show you that side...lol. To color it, I purchased some Sharpie paint markers. The colors are a lot more limited then other choices, but they had what I needed for this. I also added some red stickles to his nose, and green to the ribbon on the gift. Now I may need to hide this thing before too long...my girls keep ringing it, and it is very "cowbell" loud! ha ha.
My next project is a little homemade "Christmas List" note pad. A couple years ago I purchased (well my mom purchased for me) a binding system. It is not a fancy one, but it does the job, and I like it! Anyway, I started with 2 pieces of white CS, and layered some SEI PP onto those. For the middle, I used some pieces of loose leaf paper the I trimmed up. On the front I used some scraps of white CS and hand wrote the sentiments on it. I then used the TREE image from QKR Stampede. I stamped it onto white CS, and colored it with watercolor crayons. I detail trimmed it, and attached it to the front of the note pad. Then I used my i-Rock at add some little heat set gems to be ornaments. I thought this would be a handy little pad to stick in my purse for Christmas shopping.

Well, it is time you head to the 5th Blog of Christmas!


Remember if at any point during the hop you get "lost" just head on back to the QKR Stampede blog for a complete list of the 12 blogs of Christmas! ENJOY!!!!

This is also for the following Challenge:

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle (the bell and tree both have lots of sparkle)

QKR Stampede - Christmas Cards

Hi there. Wow I didn't' realize it had been so long since I shared something with you. I have been doing a lot of crafting, but mostly have been scrapbooking. I FINALLY finished January - June of 2010...WOOHOO!!! Now I have to get the rest done...lol. I just did a big photo order too. Just a little side note, if you use Snapfish.com, they have a promotion going on right now if you spend $10 you get up to 365 prints for FREE!!! So...I ordered my mommy's Christmas gift, and then all my photos from Sept - current. I am looking forward to get moving on them, and whatever doesn't get done, will get done at a crop I am going to on the 11th of December. Anyway, I wanted to share my Christmas cards with you today. Awhile back I showed you the folded flowers I made for these. Well I finally have them all together. Sorry the photos are NOT the greatest today. The weather is yucky here, so I can't get the right lighting. It is way to windy and rainy outside to try to take them out there. Well, I made 30 of these total. As you can see, there are 3 different colors for these cards. Here are close ups of each one.

I ran each CS base through the Cuttlebug, then attached the folded flowers. I then used the Merry Christmas stamp from QKR Stampede, and added the sentiments to each one. For the blue card I decided to try out a new product that you can purchase HERE from QKR Stampede. It is called Sticky Powder. You use it like an embossing powder, so stamped with Versamark (or other glue pad) and cover with the sticky powder. When you heat it, it becomes sticky. Now I am still trying to "master" the art of the sticky powder...lol. I was pretty happy with the way these turned out thought. I stamped the image with Versamark, and then added the Sticky Powder. I heated it up until it was "shiny" then added some silver glitter to it. I am hoping to play some more with this product soon. I have a couple more "ideas" in my crazy head...lol.

Ok...one last thing today...a SNEAK PEEK!!! Yes tomorrow is the QKR Stampede DT Blog hop! We have a fun hop in store for you. We will be featuring Christmas images on our "12 Blogs of Christmas" blog hop! So be sure to hop on over and see what we have in store for you. Here is a little peek at one of the projects I will be sharing tomorrow.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Skipping Stones

Ok another post for me today. LOL I spent most of my afternoon scrapbooking today. I am so determined to get caught up in this album. I am supposed to go to a crop in December, and I don't want to have to drag 6 months of photos with me. I would feel much better if I only took about 2 months with me. Anyway, I wanted to share this page with you because I love the way it turned out. I used a PP from Stampin' Up for my base, and all the photos are from a trip to a local park.So this "panoramic" view thingy is my new favorite technique. The key is to remember to take the right photo views when you take the pictures. I learned this technique back in May at the CKC convention. There is a company that actually sells papers to help line up your photos and everything. BUT, I didn't have those, so this is what I got. They aren't perfect, but I thought they still looked pretty cool. This one is actually 2 different photos. I made one the other day that was a combination of 3 photos. I just think it gives the coolest effect on a page when you do this. The "secret" is to make sure you take the photo combination you need from the same exact spot. When I took mine, I stood in one spot and just slightly turned my body to take the 2nd photo. DON'T move your feet!
Well, I just wanted to share this page with you, because I was pleased with the way it turned out. Now I must go make dinner, and maybe return to my craft cave to get some more scrapping done. I had to take a mental break...lol. I am in the middle of a page that makes me sad, so I had to walk away and clear my mind. Thanks for stopping by!

3rd Grade Thanksgiving Project

Hi there. Today I wanted to share with you the crazy project I got myself into...lol. For some reason I volunteered myself to create a Thanksgiving project for my DD's 3rd grade class. I was "inspired" to make this from something I made about 6 or 7 years ago at a MOPS groups. I though we could totally do something similar with a group of 21 8 and 9 year olds...HA HA HA HA HA. Anyway, I decided to make fabric banners. This involved me sewing 24 (we are making a couple extra for gifts) pieces of muslin, cutting many many fabric "feathers" & other turkey parts, and ironing. Here are a few photos of the project. This first photo is what the children will be starting with...As you can see, I used iron on transfer paper, and printed the words. After ironing on the words, I added batting to each one, and sewed it over the hanger. Then comes the fun part! The kids get to create a turkey on the banner. I had my DD do her banner ahead as an example. Isn't it adorable!!!! I am very pleased with the finished product. We used various fabric remnants for the feathers. We used fabric glue to put them onto the banner. Now...wish me luck...I get to go make 23 more of these on Tuesday with the kids!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Raccoon

HI there...I am back AGAIN today! Wow...3 posts in one day. I am on a roll...lol. Guess I found my mojo again. I wanted to share a card I made for 2 different challenges today. First I made this a fall themed card which fits with this month's Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge. The challenge is 4 season...I picked Fall. I also used the sketch challenge from the What if? Wednesday challenge on the Repeat Impressions Blog. Here is what I came up with.
All the papers and images are from Imaginisce. I stamped the raccoon on cream CS, and colored him with watercolor crayons. I layered him onto the green rectangle. I cut 2 squares from the leaf PP, and layered those onto a red strip. The background paper is a wood grain PP. Last I added some i-Rock crystals to the corners. Thanks for stopping by...again...lol.

Swim Lessons Sketch Challenge

Hi there. Today I have a scrapbook LO to share with you. Ok...so this took me almost 2 hours to do...lol, but I love the results. My girls like it too, which is good since it is going in our 2010 family album...lol. Anyway, I made this for the November sketch challenge at the Imaginisce blog too. I just love Imaginisce...their stuff is always so stinkin' cute! Oh, and they have the bestest tools EVER. I just love the i-Rock and i-Top, and I used both on this page. Here is the sketch...
Here is my version of the sketch...I used the Splash Dance collection for this page. I started with a 12x12 piece of PP. I then choose 2 solid colors from the PP to use. I went with a peachy orange and a light green. I used a piece from another one of the PP in the Splash Dance collection for under my photos. I just love this collection...they little fishies are so cute! I trimmed my photos and layered them across the page. I used the reverse side of the PP I used for under the photos to cut out my title. The photos on this page are from my DDs' end of summer swim lesson party. Last, I added some embellishments...here is where my favorite Imaginisce tools come in!I used the i-Rock and the Glam Rock Pearls to create these "splashes". I used the swirl stencil to help me do these too. I used my i-Top to create some "bubble brads". I took some parts of the PP and added these...

Overall, I was pretty pleased with the way this page turned out. And yes...it took my 2 hours, but it turned out so great! Thanks for stopping by!

QKR Thursday - Merry ChristMoose

Hi there! Happy Thursday....and Happy Veteran's day to all those who have ever served our country. Today I wanted to share a card I made using the QKR Stampede image called : Med. Winter Moose. I just love this guy. He is so cute. I started by stamping him with Close to Cocoa ink, and coloring him with watercolor crayons. Next, I layered him onto the PP, which is from SEI. I layered the PPs onto a white CS base, and added the little brown "pearls". I also added some white fun flock to Mr. Moose's hat.

Well, I am off to get some work done. It is a very nice day here, and I thought I would take advantage to get some last minute outdoor things done before we are buried in snow. Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge 104 - Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Happy Hump Day! We are almost there...to another crazy weekend here...lol. Never a dull moment here for sure. Well, today we have a new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is called: Something Borrowed, Something Old, Something New and/or Something Blue (not necessarily a wedding card). Now...let me clarify that a little...lol. The idea here is to do one or more of those things on your card, BUT it doesn't mean it has to be a wedding card. Don't forget...we still want you to stick to the main idea behind the Belli challenge too...use at least one thing from your stash! I decided to go with the "blue" and "old" parts of the challenge.I made this little mug card. I decided to make it "BLUE" and I used some "OLD" PP, and the template I used is "OLD" too. I traced the mug template onto the light blue CS. After cutting it out, you glue down the bottom and the side of the mug. This creates a pocket at the top to slide in a hot cocoa packet, coffee single, or as I did...a tea bag. After you have glued down the pocket sides, you can decorate to your liking. I went with this adorable Cocoa Mouse image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I stamped it onto white CS, then paper pieced the blue polka dot paper onto that. I added some stickles to the mug too. For the sentinment, I stamped it onto white CS and punched it out with an oval punch. I punched a scallop oval with the same PP I used on the mug. I attached a piece of blue ribbon, and put the sentiment on top of that with foam tape. I decided to make a little "pull tab" for my tea bag. I wanted to make it look like the little tag that hangs from a tea bag. I punched 2 squares from the PP, and stamped the sentiment onto them. I attached them together, but placed the end of the ribbon in first. Next, I attached some ribbon adhesive to the tea bag packet, and glued my ribbon onto it.

Now it is your turn! We would love to see your version of this challenge. Head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and check out the rest of the DT's creations, then attach a link to your's at the bottom of the Challenge 104 post. Looking forward to checking out your version of: Something Borrowed, Something Old, Something New and/or Something Blue (not necessarily a wedding card).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wedding Blessings

I totally meant to post this earlier today, and well...life happened...lol. I volunteer every Tuesday at my girls' school for lunch duty. Well they were short handed today, and I got "called in". So, that took my whole crafting time away. I am hoping to squeeze in a card or two this evening, but it is also a crazy evening of activities at our house. Anyway, I wanted to share this card I made for my mom to use as a wedding card. I decided to use this for a couple challenges too. First, I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch for my LO. I also used mostly white for this card, which is the challenge at the Simon Says Blog this week. I stamped the Daisy image (from Sweet 'n Sassy) onto white CS. I colored the centers yellow, and the stems green. I added some pearl smooch to the petals to give them some shimmer.

I used a white CS base, then added another white layer that I ran through the Cuttlebug. I added a yellow piece of PP from Cosmo Cricket, and some white lace. The sentiment is also from a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set. I stamped it onto white CS, and punched with an oval punch.

That is all for now! Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My MIL's Birthday Gift

Hi there. Happy Sunday! Well, I can finally share this with you, since it is officially my MIL's birthday, and I will be giving her the gift today. I didn't want her to see it early =). A while back (over a year ago...lol), I saw the tutorial for this on a blog. I can't get the link to work anymore, but I wanted to say this is NOT my original idea. I just thought it was really cool, and wanted to try it. So, over a year ago, I cut all the chipboard pieces and then...they sat in my craftroom...lol. Well, my MIL's birthday was approaching, and I thought this would be a good time to finally finish this project. Here is my finished...Perpetual Cookie Sheet Calendar.I was attempting to set this for November, but well I accidentally added the 31...lol. You get the idea though...lol. The large piece in the upper left is a spot to attach a photo. I left it blank, so my MIL could add a photo of her choice. All the papers I used to cover the chipboard are from TAC, and were in my stash. I liked the bright colors for this. I stamped the sentiment on the top right piece, and added a layered flower. I hand wrote all the numbers and month names. Here are the extra months and numbers.

Isn't that neat?!! It just attaches to the back of the cookie sheet! I added pieces of magnets to each chipboard piece so it would attach to the cookie sheet. As you can see, I made special pieces for holidays and birthdays. Well, I hope she likes it!

I have spent most of my weekend either sorting Girl Scout cookies, or sewing fabric banners. I volunteered to help make a Thanksgiving craft with my DD's class. I will share that with you later this week. I am really pleased with how they are turning out.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ashley's Challenge Card

Hi there. I wanted to share a card my youngest DD Ashley made today. She was so very excited to make a Santa card. She is using this card for the following challenges:

Stitchy Bear Kids : Bling Anything Goes (This is a new kid's challenge blog!)

I helped her stamp this Santa image from CTMH. She colored him with colored pencils. Then we added some red stickles (bling and sparkle!) to his suit and hat, and some black stickles to his bag. She picked red for the card base, and we used this candy cane striped paper from TAC for the background. The ribbon we thought was perfect for Santa...since he says "Ho Ho Ho!". She was determined to use my foam tape, so the Santa is attached with foam tape. She saw the foam tape on the table and was begging to use it...lol.

QKR Stampede Thursday!!!

Wow...still in shock that it is November, how about you? I just can't get over the fact that Christmas is so close, and I have nothing ready! We still have a few birthdays to get through before then too. Well today I wanted to share a bit of a "non-traditional" Christmas card I made with you. I think it is so fun to see pinks and purples as Christmas colors. I am so happy that the paper companies are finally giving us more holiday paper collections with those colors too. Although the PP I used on my card is from an "older" paper collection...lol. When I started making this card the other night, I had a totally different finished product in mind. I had an idea for this image, and even had the PP picked up. Then my mind turned back to the pink colors, and here is what I ended up with. I started with the TREE image from QKR Stampede. I stamped it with "pear" colored ink, and colored it in using the same ink pad and an aqua painter. I used a brown for the trunk. I WAS going to add a more traditional star to the top, but stumbled upon these buttons in my button stash, and off I went...lol. I attached all the little pink buttons with glue dots. I cut the image into an oval. The PP is from a Christmas collection from TAC, and it had PINK!!!! I layered it onto a white CS base. The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede, and is called Merry Christmas. I stamped it onto white CS with the "pear" green ink, and trimmed it down. I layered the tree onto the background with foam tape, and last added some stickles.
I was trying to make the stickles look like garland. I thought it turned out pretty close...lol. Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Thank You

I hope you all had a wonderful week so far. I have been a little extra busy this week, or at least it seems that way. I have been crafting, but I was working on a gift for my MIL that I can't share with you until Sunday. I don't want her to get a peek of it ahead of time =)! It turned out awesome though! I can't wait to share it. Well, last night I was able to get a card done that I am using to play along with 2 challenges. First, I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. I also made this a fall colored Thank You card, which is the challenge this week at the Cupcake Craft Challenge.
I just love this PP. I just got it from the Close to My Heart party I had in October. It is so perfect for fall. It from the Olivia collection. I layered that onto some cream CS that was in the same paper pack. I added some cream colored lace (from SU). The leaf image is from QKR Stampede. I stamped it in 3 different color inks on the cream CS. Then I used some versamark ink and put Sticky Powder on it. I have never used sticky powder before, but I have to say it is pretty neat! I layered glitter onto the sticky powder. For the sentiment, I used a rub-on, and layered it onto some reddish-brown CS that was in the same paper pack as the PP. I was very pleased with how this card turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge DT Call

I wanted to share this DT call with you. We are looking for a few new members to add to our team of talented ladies over at the Creative Belli Challenge. Here is all the details!

CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE DESIGN TEAM CALL! We are looking to add some talented stampers to join our team for the first 2011 term, which runs January 1-June 30, 2011. ANY stamper, scrapbooker or papercrafter is welcome to apply!
~You must be able to follow instructions on time and work well with others.
~Check out the participants blogs and comment please.
~Post your work with the weekly code to other Forums you are participating in and comment in those areas too.
~ You may "miss" 3 challenges out of the 6 month commitment.
~Participate in each Bi-weekly Challenge and upload your project to the Belli blog no later than the Sunday evening before the Challenge Week.
~Post a permanent DT banner on your blog
~Join the DT Yahoo Group (our sole means of communication) ~ You MUST have a blog and be posting regularly.
To Apply:
Please create a card for your favorite challenge in your best work and send it (100kb or less each) to chrissyd723@... by December 15th. Please use BELLI DT Call as your subject line. You may use any stamps you have. Be sure to include your full name, address, email address, and a link to your blog.

PLEASE NOTE: previous DT experience is not necessary.

We will not be able to respond to each submission. If you are chosen, you will hear from us by December 16. We will post the NEW members of the Design Team on December 20th

If you have any questions please email me at chrissyd723@... with BELLI DT CALL Question in the subject line. I will do my best to get back to you within a day or two.