Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

I wanted to take this time to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year.  I have had a fabulous year and looking forward to another fabulous year.  As I reflect on my accomplishments and defeats, I am looking for ways to improve myself for 2012 as a Christian, a mother, a daughter, a professional, and an artist. The one thing that is big on my list 2012 is to become more organized.  I have had to clean out my craftroom for pest control and I am not looking forward to putting everything back.  I have learned that I have too much crafting supplies that I did not use.  I purchased this book sometime ago called "Organize now! A week by week guide to simplify your space and your life.  This is perfect for me because I want a more organized home and craftroom that I can function in. 

This is just my little spill for what's to come in the new year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

#84 Mad About You (Close to My Heart) Card

CTMH Follower Giveaway - click here.

Here is a card I made using the Mad About You CTMH Stamp of the Month.  Click here for more details!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

#82 One Fine Day Layout

Layout using Close To My Heart Workshop on the Go.  For more information click here!

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Year's Eve Party!

CTMH Giveaway -- Click Here

First, I will like to thank all my new followers to this blog for choosing to follow Stampin' Pearls.  If there is something that you will like for me to do on this blog, please feel free to email me any ideas!

Who is ready to bring in 2012 with a bang? I know I am!!!! There will be a New Year's Eve Party over at Sentimental Sundays blog hop style!  There will be a fanastic giveaway and that is on the hush right now, but they promise that we will not want to miss out!  I am inviting you all to the party and I hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

#81 Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Paper Cutz Challenge and Giveaway -- Click Here
Close To My Heart Giveaway -- Click Here

Welcome to the Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from the talented Sharon's Blog then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning at Mary's Blog -- click here!

On to my project!  I decided to make some treat boxes for people at work.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the treat boxes and the Merry and Bright Pattern Cardstock from Recollections.  I used the Cardz TV Ticket Talk stamp set for the sentiment.


Wait!!!!! Don't forget the Blog Candy!

Our blog hop is being sponsored by Lynn over at http://bootsandblingtime.blogspot.com and she is giving away the North Pole Collection paper kit from Crate Paper.


Mary is giving away the Gingerbread cricut cartridge and the Holly Jolly stamp set.  In order to be entered to wine, you must leave a comment on each design team member's blog!


Next on the blog hop list is the talented Janis!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Close To My Heart Giveaway

Hey crafters! I wanted to let you know that I am having a giveaway over at my Couture Stamping Blog!  Please stop by for an opportunity to win!

Here is what I am giving away:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

#80 All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Close To My Heart Giveaway -- Click Here

Happy Friday!  It's challenge day over at the PCC!  This week's challenge is to create a Christmas themed card, layout, or 3D project using hearts.  I decided to make a layout using the My Memories Suite Peppermint Patty Kit.  This is a picture of my mom and daughter decorating the Christmas Tree!


How about a giveaway!  I am giving one copy of the My Memories Suites software.  All you have to do is become a follower of this blog and leave a comment.  Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you because I have to get the download code from My Memories.

Challenges:
I am entering this layout into the Lasting Memories challenge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#79 Christmas: Tag You're It!

Good Morning! I have 10 minutes to write this post before I head off to my meetings for the day. 

This week's challenge over at the Cricut Cardz Challenge is "Christmas: Tag You're It".  You have to make 2 Christmas tags using any cartridge and colors you like.  For my tags, I decided to use Snow Angels Cricut Imagine cartridge.  Also, the tags' sentiments come from Cardz TV Home for the Holidays stamp set.

Please join us over at Cardz TV and see all the inspiration for tags that the other DT members have made!



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Couture Stamping CTMH: CTMH Consultant Kit

Couture Stamping CTMH: CTMH Consultant Kit: Good Morning! I have my very first video for you today. In this video, I am showing everything thing that you will receive in the Consulta...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Post on Couture Stamping

Hey guys!  I posted a video from CTMH on new blog.  The video is on gift tags ideas for the holidays.

http://couturestamping.blogspot.com

My New Blog

I have a new blog for my CTMH business.  Please stop and show some love.  I am still working on the contents, but wanted to get the blog up and running.

http://couturestamping.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 9, 2011

#78 Cardz TV Design Team Challenge: Crafty Christmas

I did it again! Sorry this post is alittle late.

Welcome to the Cardz TV Crafty Christmas Challenge.  For my project, I made a card using the Home for the Holidays stamp set.  I used the Winter Folic cricut cartridge for the mouse image.  I thought it would be cute to use the "not a creature was stirring" sentiment.

Please join us over at Cardz TV for the challenge.  Mary will be giving away Encouraging Thoughts and Make a Wish stamp sets.


Recipe:
Winter Folic Cricut Cartridge
"Home for the Holidays" Cardz TV Stamps
Bright and Jolly Recollection Paper Pad
Card base from DCWV 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

#78 A Caroling We'll Go

Happy Wednesday!  Sorry that this post is alittle late but I was so tired last night trying to work on a paper for school that I forgot to set this post. 

Today is challenge day over at Cricut Cardz Challenge at Cardz TV!  This week's theme is "A Caroling We'll Go!"  You have to make a card based on your favorite holiday song.  You can use any cartridge or colors you like.

For my card, I used Snow Angels and Elegant Edges.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Old Time Christmas.  My favorite Christmas Song is Luther Vandross' Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. As an added accent, I added a button and some twine. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some news

Happy Sunday!  I wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to make some changes in my life.  I have decided to resign from Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator, we get an advance copy of the catalogs.  The next catalog to be released in January was disappointing to me and the prices have gone up too high.  I felt I the sets were recycled images of pass sets.  Lately, all I seemed to be buying was accessories and paper and not stamps.

As they say "when one door closes another one opens", I decided to now work with Close to My Heart.  After careful consideration, CTMH is the company that is going in the direction of where I am at in my crafting.  I love their stamps and the cricut bundle is great!  I wish I had went with CTMH when I was deciding on which company I would go with.  I am happy with my decision.  I am creating a new blog just for CTMH and will update everyone once I get it going.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

#77 Favorite Artist

My Memories Giveaway - Click here

Here is my second post of the day! I have been enjoying using the My Memories Suite software.  For sometime, I have been wanting to create an All about me book.  I want to be able to show my child all the things that I have loved or am currently loving at that time.  One of by biggest love is music.  Without music, I do not know where I will be.  Music can evoke some many kinds of emotion.  My music depends on my mood.

Here is layout that I did for the Lasting Memories challenge.  I used the Rock On designer kit and My Memories Suite.

#76 My Memories Suite Giveaway

Happy Saturday!  I have a giveaway for everyone.  I am reposting this giveaway since their wasn't enough people last time.

I am giving away a copy of the My Memories Suite V3 software.  This is giveaway is sponsored by My MemoriesWell, I got My Memories Suite to review a couple weeks back!  This is a great software that is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.  You can use this software to scrapbook, create photobooks, cards, calendars, and gifts as well! I have been excited to use it but between computer issues and some family health issues just barely got to use it this week!  Let me tell you - it is AWESOME!  This program makes it so easy to scrapbook (and other things but I am most excited about scrapbooking) - it makes it so even someone like ME can do it!!

TO BUY:  You can buy this awesome program at MyMemories.com for $39.97 but if you use the Coupon Code STMMMS59859 you get an additional $10 off!  Making this program only $29.97!


TO WIN:  Make sure to leave a comment below for your chase to win a copy of My Memories Suite and become a follower!  Good luck everyone - this will be great to keep for yourself or a perfect Christmas gift!



Additional entries
1.  Visit My Memories, www.mymemories.com, and leave a comment letting me know what products you love. 
2. “Like” My Memories on Facebook.  By the way, when you become a Facebook fan, you get a coupon code for $5 in the My Memories store!  Leave a comment and let me know.
3.  "Like" my Facebook page and leave a comment stating that you did so.
This giveaway will remain open until Saturday December 10th at 11:59 p.m..  The winner will be announced via my blog on Sunday/Monday.

Here is a Twilight page I made using the Twilight Fanpire designer pack.


Friday, December 2, 2011

#75 Jingle Bells

Happy Friday! I am so happy the weekend is here.  This week over at Paper Cutz Challenges, we are creating projects with Jingle Bells.  It must be a stamp, digital stamp, or cricut image of jingle bells.

For my card, I used this sketch from Mojo Monday.





Supplies:
Home for the Holidays stamp set by Cardz TV stamps
Neenah Cardstock
Sugar Plums Recollection Pattern Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Cardstock
Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite Cartridge
Holiday Red CTMH Ink
Ribbion from Stampin' Up
Jingle Bells from Stampin' Up
Button from Hobby Lobby

Make sure you tune in later today for a giveaway I will be posting.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Here are the video from my project earlier this week.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Giveaway Cancelled

Since enough people did not participate in the giveaway, I have decided to cancel the giveaway.  I will be hosting another giveaway at a later date.  Thank you to those who have participated.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

#72 Thankful Layout

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.  My Memories is having a challenge called "Why I'm Thankful".  I have lots to be thankful for.  I am most thankful for my daughter.  She is Mommy's miracle, especially since there was a time when I thought I wouldn't be able to carry a child to term.  She is my pride and joy.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

#71 Cricut Cardz Challenge

To enter the giveaway click here!


Happy Wednesday!  Today is challenge day over at the CCC on Cardz TV.  This week's challenge is "Christmas: Say it with S!" Make a card for Christmas using an image that starts with the letter S, using any cartridge(s) and any colors you'd like. 


For the challenge, I made a 5.5 by 5.5 square card.  I used the Cricut Craftroom and the Cricut Mini to create the image for the card.  I actually did a video and I will post later on today. 
I used Jolly Holidays for my Santa/Sleigh combo, which is layered on a 5.25 by 5.25 piece of cardstock.  I used the Fa la la la paper pack from Recollections.  I added some white cardstock to make some snow.  It was embossed using the Snowflake cuttlebug folder.  I decided to add some bling to the sleigh because Santa has the right to be blinged out, right!  For my sentiment, I used Cardz Tv Stamps "Home for the Holidays" set, which can be purchased here!


Hope you join us for this week's challenge and don't forget to stop by the other DT's blogs to see their creations!



Sunday, November 20, 2011

#70 Let's Do a Giveaway!

Over the past few months, I have not had time to do any real scrapbooking.  Between other crafting obligations, home, work, and school, it's hard to think about scrapbook project I would like to do.  In addition to the fact that I do not own a lot of 12x12 cardstock.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by My Memories to do a review of their software.  


Well, I got My Memories Suite to review a couple weeks back!  This is a great software that is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.  You can use this software to scrapbook, create photobooks, cards, calendars, and gifts as well! I have been excited to use it but between computer issues and some family health issues just barely got to use it this week!  Let me tell you - it is AWESOME!  This program makes it so easy to scrapbook (and other things but I am most excited about scrapbooking) - it makes it so even someone like ME can do it!!

You can create your own albums from the designer templates that come with the software (which is what I did for my "I'm a Diva" album - here is a sample of 3 of the pages - how cute!)  I still need to add the journaling to my samples.  






With everything going digital now a days this is the "hip and easy way to scrapbook!"  No more spending so much money or time!  You can do it all on your computer (where your pictures probably are anyways) and if you want a hard copy you can always print it out!  

I am going to enjoy My Memories Suite software and be able to save a lot of our memories this way!



I am giving away one free copy of the My Memories Suite V.2.  Please read below to see ways to win.


TO BUY:  You can buy this awesome program at MyMemories.com for $39.97 but if you use the Coupon Code STMMMS59859 you get an additional $10 off!  Making this program only $29.97!


TO WIN:  Make sure to leave a comment below for your chase to win a copy of My Memories Suite!  Good luck everyone - this will be great to keep for yourself or a perfect Christmas gift!



Additional entries

1.  Visit My Memories, www.mymemories.com, and leave a comment letting me know what products you love. 
2. “Like” My Memories on Facebook.  By the way, when you become a Facebook fan, you get a coupon code for $5 in the My Memories store!  Leave a comment and let me know.
3.  Spread the word about the giveaway via Facebook or Twitter! Let me know.
This giveaway will remain open until Saturday November 26th at 11:59 p.m..  The winner will be announced via my blog on Sunday/Monday.

Friday, November 18, 2011

#69 Just My Style Cardz TV DT Challenge

For the Paper Cutz Challenge, click here!

Today is an exciting day! It's the very first challenge for the Cardz TV Stamps.  This week's challenge is "Just My Style".  I love everything about crafting and trying different techniques and card folds, but I love clean and simple cards.  I love it because it's quick and easy to mass produce.

I used the "Make a Wish" Cardz TV Stamp Set for my project.  I used the top note die from Stampin' Up to create my purse.  I used the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge for the paper flower.  After adding some ribbion, our top note purse was born!

Don't forget to stop by all the DTs blogs to see their creation.  You can participate in the challenge, which will run from Friday until Sunday! Hope to see your projects!






#68 "Let's Talk Turkey" PCC Challenge

Happy Friday! Today is challenge day over at the Paper Cutz!  This week's challenge is,


"Let's Talk Turkey!"  Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a Turkey . Use any colors you'd like.


For my project, I made a layout for this year's Thanksgiving.  I have never documented too many holiday gatherings because things usually get a little crazy or I forget to take my camera.  I used the Let's Talk Turkey digital kit from My Memories.  I wanted to print out the layout to add some stamping, but I am currently at my mother's house and her computer was acting funny.  


I am loving digital stamping, scrapbooking, and even making hybrid cards.  For my layout, I added the 2011, in order to remember which Thanksgiving I am documenting.  The background paper is Turkey feet.  I  added a scalloped edge and some brads.  I added some stitching for an added touch.  I used the boycott turkey image in the layout.  I thought it was so stinkin' cute of the turkey holding the Eat Ham picket sign.



I hope you enjoyed this week's PCC Challenge inspiration and play along with us over at Paper Cutz!




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some Chit Chat

Hey guys!  I will be posting some projects tonight and tomorrow.  I have been working extremely hard on 18 cards for a friend of mine.  Between that, school, work, and home life, I haven't had much time for posting this week.  Also, I am working on some projects using the Cardz TV Stamps that I think you will like.

I have been working with the Cricut Craftroom lately and I love it.  It allows me to design my cards and scrapbook pages and getting an idea of how it would like in color.  My Cricut Mini is arriving today and I am very excited about that.  I own a lot of Cricut Machines, but this one, I think, is going to be more portable for me to carry to my mom's house.  I will be coming out with some videos using the cricut craftroom.  I am excited for what's ahead for me, not only in life, but in my crafting life too!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#67 My Memories Video

Hello Crafters! I know I haven't post a project for  a couple of days, but I have been working on cards for a friend of mine that order 18 cards.  I actually need to get back to work, but I wanted to post a quick video on the My Memories Digital Suite.


*Using outside content in your My Memories Suite software* from Lisa Jurrens on Vimeo.

Friday, November 11, 2011

#66 My Memories Suite

Happy Veteran's Day! Today I am posting a video on My Memories Suite and no this is not me in the video.  Also, My Memories Suite is an affordable and easy to use digital scrapbooking software program, at just $39.97. If you purchase it through this link and use the code STMMMS59859 you will receive $10 off the My Memories Suite v2.0 and get a $10 off coupon to use in the MyMemories.com store.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#65 Friendship Card

Hello Everyone! Here is a hybrid card that I made with MDS.  I am entering this card the the Crafty Creations Challenges.  The challenge this week is to make a card using the colors Kraft, White, and one other color, which is Riding Hood Red.

#64 Make a Wish

Hello everyone!  Candice here with a card that I made for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog.  I am so happy that today is Thursday because tomorrow is a holiday for the Federal Government.  I know exactly what I will be doing: making cards for a friend of mine.

The challenge this week is to make a Birthday Card aka Anything Goes as long as there is a birthday sentiment on the front of the card.  I used SU! My Digital Studio to make this card.  I have started slowly getting into digital crafting because as a single mom, full time student and worker, I just don't have the time to spend in my craftroom the way I will like.  However, going digital allows me to create when I am at work (during lunch of course) and whenever I am traveling.  It gives me my happy balance.  I am still learning to use My Digital Studio and My Memories, but I am enjoying it as I go. 

For this card, I used Certainly Celery for my card base.  The "Make a Wish" tag is from the Happy Birthday Designer Kit.  The cupcake image is from the Big Bold Birthday stamp set.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

#63 Harvest Blessings

Happy Wednesday! Today is Cricut Cardz Challenge day over at CardzTV.  This week's challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card using the card feature of any cricut cartridge and any colors you want.  For the challenge, I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to get my card base.  My pumpkins were cut from the Imagine using the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.  Lastly, my sentiment is from Thankful for You stamp set over at Cardz TV stamps.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cardz TV Stamps DT

Happy Monday Everyone!  I have some excited news! I have made the design team for Mary's CardzTv Stamps.  This is my first time on a design team for a stamp line and I can not tell you how excited I am.  I woke up this morning and something told me to check my emails, which is sent to my cell phone automatically.  I saw an email from Mary and when I read it and saw my name, my heart just sunk in.  I am usually very sluggish in the morning (especially if I only had 5 hours of sleep); but today, there was a pep in my step.  I am truly thankful to Mary for selecting me for this term. 

If you have not checked it out already, here are the other members of the DT --click here.

Here is a past project I made using Cardz TV Stamps,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

#62 Fine Wine Video

I know that this is a week late, but I have been very busy with school, work, and home.  Here is the video for the card I made last Sunday.  Here is a reminder of the card,


On to the video. Drum roll please!

Friday, November 4, 2011

#61 Favorite Thanksgiving Dish (PCC Challenge)

Happy Friday! This has been such an exhausting week for me.  I am so happy for the weekend.  I am going to have a long day today since I have a workshop to conduct tonight.  This week's challenge over at Paper Cutz Challenge is "Gobble, Gobble!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving incorporating a recipe for your favorite Thanksgiving dish.  Use any colors you'd like.  


I made a layout using the My Memories Digital Scrapbook software. They have some very cute products at a very reasonable rate.  


Who can have Thanksgiving dinner without Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Puff (my mom's weight watcher's recipe)?  I used a digital kit called Fall Frolic.  Hope you enjoy!



Sunday, October 30, 2011

#60 Fine Wine

Happy Sunday! I have some exciting news!  This week I am a Guest Designer for Birthday Sundaes.  This week's challenge is Anything Goes!  For this week's card, I am using a sketch from Mojo Monday.
The stamp set is from Skipping Stones Designs. I have a video of this project and will post later on today.

Don't forget to click the Birthday Sundaes link above and join in on the challenge and see the other Guest Designers.





Recipe:
SU! Cardstock (Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Early Espesso)
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design Margarita Birthday
Pattern Paper: SU! Love Letters (retired)
Accessories: Twine, Brads

Saturday, October 29, 2011

#59 My First Digital Layout

Happy Saturday!  I have some exciting news.  A week ago, I was contacted by a company called My Memories to do a review of their software.  I am still playing around with it and will have a complete review.  Also, I will be having a giveaway in a couple of weeks, so STAY TUNE!!

Here is a layout that I did using the My Memories digital scrapbooking software.  It has made putting together layouts so much easier and their kits are very reasonably priced (less than $7)

Friday, October 28, 2011

#58 Autumn Leaves PCC Challenge

It's beginning to look and feel like Autumn.  It's challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  This week's challenge is to "Turning Over a New Leaf" Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using LOTS of leaves and any colors you'd like, EXCEPT NO GREEN or BLUE.

For my card, I used the Gently Falling Stamp set from SU! I created my own background paper using Tattered Angels glimmer mist and SU! re-inkers.  I used the Cardz Tv Thankful for You Stamp set.

I used an embossing technique on the leaves background piece.  For this technique, glossy paper is better suited because it's ability to absorb more of the ink.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#57 My Creative Time DT Call

Hello Crafty Friends! Emma over at My Creative Time is  having her first ever DT Call.  I have been following Emma since she was on the My Pink Stamper DT.  When I saw that  Emma was having a DT Call, I decided to create a project for submission.  

I decided to make an interactive card that I seen on YouTube and wanted to try it out.  I think that it came out fantastic.  I used the Two Tags die from SU! to create this image of a present.  I used the PBD Label stamp along with my 1 3/8" circle punch for the tag.  


The present opens up to make some stairs. My card is telling someone "You are Fun, Paradise, and Love".

Friday, October 21, 2011

#56 Save the Tatas

Happy Friday!  Today is challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  This week's challenge is

"In the Pink" As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to help promote this worthy cause, let's make a card, LO or craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness month using PINK and any other colors you'd like.


I decided to make a card set to remind some friends to get their Breast Exams.  I have one today.  I am too young for a mammogram, but I am going to get them checked.


On to my project.  I made three easel cards using the Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge.  Also, I used the Echo Park Be Mine paper collection.  For the sentiments, I used the Pink By Design Breast Wishes. I have video below!






Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#55 Mocha Morning Card Box

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I have been working on some projects for my Stampin' Up! blog.  Here is a card box that I made.  Please visit Stamping Couture Designs to see the video tutorial.


Friday, October 14, 2011

#54 Halloween Card for PCC

TGIF! I am so happy that today is the end of the week.  I have had such an exhausting week.  Today is challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  This week's challenge is "Stars, Circles and Diamonds, Oh My!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using stars, circles or diamonds and any colors you'd like.  


For the challenge, I decided to make a card using Stampin' Up! Out on a Limb stamp set.  I must admit I got this idea from Linda's Stamping School.  I love how it turned out.  I hope you enjoy and don't forget to participate in this week's challenge.  



Recipe:

Basic Black Card Stock from SU!
Designer Series Paper from SU!
Stamp Set - SU! Out on a Limb
1 3/8 Circle Punch
Basic Grey, Cajun Craze, Staz-on Ink from SU!
Spiderweb embossing folder from SU!
Glitter 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#53 Think Pink

 Hello Crafty Friends,


I have a project for you today for the Cricut Cardz Challenge on Cardz Tv.  Here is this week's challenge,


“Think Pink!” October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To help promote this worthy cause, make a card for a friend or a loved one for Breast Cancer Awareness month. It can be a reminder card for self-exams and mammograms, a card congratulating a breast cancer survivor, or a card of encouragement for someone currently going through the trauma of breast cancer. Use any cartridges you'd like and use Pink as your primary color. After you've sent me your card photo and posted it to your blog, make sure you give your card to a friend or loved one!  


For my card, I decided to make my first ever square joy fold card. I used the Sweetheart cricut cartridge for my image.  For the card base, I used a 4.25 x 6.25 and scored at 4.25.  I layered the card base with a 4 x 4 sheet of pattern paper from the Be Mine Collection from Echo Park.  I added another card base layer cut out at 3 x 6 and scored at 3", which was layered with a 2.75" and 2.50" square pieces of pattern paper.  I used dimensionals to pop up the image.  Using my punches, I punched out the scalloped oval and the oval layer.  I stamped the sentiment using Breast Wishes by Pink By Design.  I popped it up using double dimensionals.  




Monday, October 10, 2011

#52 Christmas Wishes

I can't seem to get enough of making Christmas Cards.  I think I am making up for last year.  This card I am submitting to the My Craft Spot DT Call.  I made a standard A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).  I used the Christmas Carol stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper also from Stampin' Up!  One thing I love about this stamp set is that you can either color it in or leave it as it is, which I did for the card.


Recipe:

Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette Card Stock from SU!
Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
Christmas Carol Stamp Set from SU!
Early Espresso Ink from SU!
Modern Label Punch
Dimensionals  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

#51 Seasons Greetings

Happy Sunday!  Here is a quick post on a card that I did.  I usually don't like to cut out images, but I find myself doing it more and more.  I finally got to use my snowflake ribbon that I got from Michaels last year.


Recipe

Whisper White and Real Red SU! Card Stock
Marina Mist SU! Ink
Real Red, Old Olive SU! Markers
Beary Merry Christmas from Pink By Design

Saturday, October 8, 2011

#50 Totally Witchin

I finally got the chance to use my new Crafty Sprouts and CTMH Wicked Stamp sets.  I love how this card came out.  I hope you enjoy!



Recipe:

SU! Card Stock - Cajan Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White
SU! Designer Paper 
SU! Ink - Basic Black, Basic Grey, Cajan Craze
SU! Old Olive Marker
Stamp Sets - Totally Witchin (Crafty Sprouts), Wicked (CTMH)
Ribbon from stash

Friday, October 7, 2011

#49 Keeper of the Crows

Happy Friday Everyone!!  I am so glad that the weekend is here.  It's challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  This week's challenge is "Keeper of the Crows"  Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a scarecrow using Orange, Yellow, Brown, Black, Blue and White ONLY!


For my project, I decided to make a card.  I did not have any images of crows, so I googled scarecrows images and I came across free digital images.  I am not good at coloring with markers, so I colored my image with Prism color pencils and mineral spirit.  I love how it came out.  I used a card base from a pre-scored card pack I got from Hobby Lobby.  I finally got the chance to use the Magic of Oz Graphic 45 paper pack.  For some added embellishment, I used some Recollections Rhinestones.