Friday, September 28, 2012

Come Sunday Challenge (2012-153)


Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Come Sunday"

Starts: Friday 28th 7:00 am EST

Ends: Thursday 20th 5.59 am EST

Details: Create a card with Sunday's Best Theme
Sponsor: Robert Jackson
Here is what I created for this challenge:

 
Supplies Used:
Robert Jackson - Say Amen!
Sweet-n-Sassy Stamps - Amazing Grace
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Punch
Prismacolor Markers
Ribbon
Card Stock
Pattern Paper
 
Thank you for visiting today. Don't forget to head over to Brown Sugar Challenge and play along with us in the challenge.

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CCC #117 "SSSoooo SSSpooky!" (2012-153)

Happy Wednesday! 

Today begins a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV... it's time for Cricut Cardz Ch#117.  

CCC # 117:  "SSSoooo SSSpooky!"

Make an S-FOLD card for Halloween 
using any Cricut cartridge
and colors you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Sept 26th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Oct 9th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Oct 10th @ Cardz TV

Here is my S-Fold Halloween card...

Supplies:
A Frightful Affair Cricut Cartridge
Cardstock: yellow, gray, orange, and black
PBD Stamp Set: Cute Halloween
Recollection Pattern Paper: Night and Fall; Haunted Estate

If you would like to get the instruction on this card, visit the Cricut Project Center.

Challenges: Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Give Thanks (2012-152)

Hello crafters!  Today's post is a little late!  Today I have a card that I created for CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  Here is the challenge:


Here is what I created:


Over at my Ning site, I have posted my first lesson in Clean and Simple Cards.
http://couturestampingacademy.ning.com/forum/topics/clean-and-simple-cards-lesson-1

Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - Fall Fun
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, September 24, 2012

Guess Who Stamper Showcase (2012-151)

Welcome to another showcase!  Today, I only have one project with this stamp set.  My weekend was so hectic, but I got some cleaning and organizing done!  Today's stamp set is Guess Who from Pink by Design.

Guess Who

This stamp set is so adorable and it's perfect for kid's treat bags! I found a great tutorial by Angie Juda for a treat bag and I decided to give it a try.  I have actually made a couple more.  With 20 kids in my daughter's class, I need a head start on the treat bags.  


Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sci-fi Challenge (2012-150)


Welcome to the Red Carpet Studio Challenge!  Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a sci-fi themed card. Think dragons, wizards, aliens, anything you would find in a sci-fi movie. 

Did you know the first Science Fiction film was made it 1902?! The movie was "Le Voyage dans la Lune" (Voyage to the Moon) and featured ground breaking special effects. Here are some recent/popular sci-fi films to get your creative juices flowing: Avatar, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Star Trek, A Clockwork Orange, E.T., Star Wars, The Matrix, Alien, Blade Runner.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stamp-n-Doodle! They are giving away two digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge.

Here is what I created for the challenge:


Supplies:
Cardz TV Stamps - Spooky Sayings
Stickles

Thanks for stopping by. 

Challenge - Make It Monday (Anything Goes)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CTMH Artiste September Blog Hop

 
Welcome to OUR September Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop!  Each month we will showcasing a Theme of OUR amazing ARTISTE Cricut Cartridge which can be purchased Exclusive through your Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a awesome lineup with some amazing talented CTMH Consultants ladies.  There will be lots of fun project along the hop!!

If you came from Cathy's blog then you are in the right place!

For my project, I used the coffin box. The coffin is cut out at 6". I wanted to add a spider web, so I cut one out at 2". Since I cut out the spider web in black, I used some Stardust Glitz Glitter on the web.

The sentiment is from PBD Vintage Holiday Greeting!

 If you will like to purchase the Cricut Artiste, you can visit my store!

Please make sure you leave a comment on this post! I will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to my store!


Your next stop on the hop is Faith!

Friday, September 21, 2012

PauseDreamEnjoy Challenge #38

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge - Click here

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? Today is the start of a brand new challenge atPause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
Question: 
 What was your favorite thing to play at school RECESS?
Ch #38 Theme: Play theme
Create any type of project using Play theme.
Our Sponsor this challenge is





 
Here is my project for this challenge...

 Supplies
It's Your Day Stamp Set  



I am entering this card into the Make It Monday Challenge.


"Bling It Up" CTV Challenge (2012-149)


Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"BLING IT UP!"
Starts: Friday, Sept 21st @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Sept 27th @ 11:59 pm EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project  using LOTS of bling! 
Use any theme you'd like, and use any colors you'd like.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, Sept 28th @ Cardz TV

So excited to show you what I made for this challenge!


Supplies:
Cardz TV Stamps - Home for the Holidays
Create A Critter 2
Martha Stewart Punch


I am entering this card to the Make It Monday Challenge!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Digital Thursday (2012-148)

I am so excited for today's post! So, it's digital Thursday!  I have a layout that I created using My Memories Suite!  I wish you all can feel how giddy I am.  Well, when I was browsing through the Digital kits on My Memories Suite, I came across a kit called Fangtasia by QueenBrat Designs!  Here is a description of the kit...

'Do Bad Things' with layouts using this tribute kit to the show "TrueBlood". Kit includes various themed props and word art quotes along with some standard elements and posers. This is a must have for any "TrueBlood" fan!

 Here is what I created using the Fangtasia kit!




Thank you for stopping by and I would love to read your comments!

Did you know that I have a Facebook page?  You can catch up on what's going here!

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

From the Heart Wednesday (2012-147)

Hello Stampinistas! Today, I don't have a project for you.  By the time we got home from Gymnastics, I was pooped out! I didn't want the day to end and not have anything for you!

Did you know that Close To My Heart has a show on the My Craft Channel!  Each week, they are showcasing different techniques for you to try out in your stamping. Here is the latest video.



Thank you for stopping by today.  If you do not have a CTMH Consultant, I would love to be your consultant.  You can visit my store here!  Also, I have started a new social networking site, Couture Stamping Academy, where you can showcase your CTMH projects or projects in general!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paper Crafting World Challenge (2012-146)


Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

Question: Do you play an instrument or wish you did?
THEME: Texture.  Use some sort of texture in your project (embossing, mix media)
Starts: Tuesday, Sept 18th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Monday, Sept 24th noonEST
Here is what I created for this challenge:

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I used the QT Patootie Pumpkin Pickin’ Friends digi stamp. Isn't she so cute!  When I created this layout, I wanted to make sure that I maintain some space for some journaling later.  Thanks for stopping by!


Challenge
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friends Furever! (2012-145)

First card for the Stamper's Showcase - HERE

Welcome to Stampers Showcase!  Here is my second card using My Creative Time "Keepin' It Classy" and "Classy and Fabulous" stamp sets.  I love these two sets. 

 

Challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Black and White Plus One Color
Card Making Mama - Be Punny

Espresso My Thanks (2012-144)

Welcome to Stampers Showcase!  Today, I am showcasing two easy and simple cards I created using the My Creative Time "Keepin' It Classy" and "Classy and Fabulous" stamp sets.  I love these two sets. 


Challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Black and White Plus One Color
Card Making Mama - Be Punny

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Blog Schedule

Hello Stampinistas!  There are going to be some slight changes to my blog.  I have decided to attempt to maintain a schedule.  Now that school is over for me, I want to make sure I am posting regularly!  Here is the schedule I have came up with...

Monday - Stamper's Showcase

Tuesday - Paper Crafting World / CAS Cards

Wednesday - From the Heart Wednesdays

Thursday - Digital Thursdays

Friday - DT Fridays

Saturday - Cricut Showcase

Sunday - Red Carpet Sundays / off



Friday, September 14, 2012

PDE Yellow and Red Challenge (2012-143)

Brown Sugar Challenge - click here

Hello stampinistas! Welcome to the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge!

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

Question: What does the word SCHOOL make you think of? Yellow School Busses? Red Apples?

Starts: Friday 14th 12:00 am EST

Ends: Thursday 20th 11:00 pm EST

Details: Use Yellow and Reds on your project
 
Prize: 3 images from Squigglyfly


Here is what I created for this challenge:


 
Thank you for visiting today. Don't forget to head over to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and play along with us in the challenge.

 



Challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Bags and Tags Challenge (2012-142)

Hello stampinistas! Welcome to the Brown Sugar Challenge!

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Bags and Tags"

Starts: Friday 14th 12:00 am EST

Ends: Thursday 20th 5.59 amEST

Details: Create either a bag or a tag

Prize: 4 images from Sassy Studio Designs

Here is what I created for this challenge:




Supplies Used:
Thank you for visiting today. Don't forget to head over to Brown Sugar Challenge and play along with us in the challenge.

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flower Pot Box using CTMH Artiste

Hello Stampinistas! Today is going to be a quick post.  I made this adorable flower pot box using the Artiste cartridge!  This box will make a party favor or you can get some small flowers from Walmart and line the box with place to help keep water from going through!


Before I leave you, I want to mention that I created a new site where people can share their love for Close To My Heart.  The Couture Stamping Academy was created as so people can share and get ideas for using Close To My Products.  While it's not an exclusive CTMH site, it will be appreciated if some CTMH products were use in your creations.

To see the video of this box, please visit the Couture Stamping Academy

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ghouls Night Out (2012-141)

Hello everyone! Today is my first post as a Design Team member for Red Carpet Studio. I am so excited to share my card with you today.

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Charlie Chaplin Challenge"

Starts: Sunday Sept 9th 12:00 am EST

Ends: Sat Sept 15th 11:00 pm EST

Details: Create a card using a PUN!

Prize: $20 gift certificate to Designs on Cloud 9

Here is what I created for this challenge:




Supplies Used:
CTMH Moonlight Paper Pack
CTMH Wicked Stamp Set (Retired)
Cardz TV Stamps: Spooky Sayings
CTMH Cricut Artiste
Thank you for visiting today. Don't forget to head over to Red Carpet Studio and play along with us in the challenge.

If you like to see the video I made, please click here!

Friday, September 7, 2012

You Got the Beat! (2012-140)

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge  - Click here

Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

Question: Do you play an instrument or wish you did?
THEME: Include some type of MUSIC on your project.
Starts: Friday, Sept 7th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Sept 13th noonEST
 
 
Here is what I created for this challenge:

 
Digital Stamps - Kenny K
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Music Speaks

Challenge
 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 



Cardz TV Stamps Challenge (2012-139)



Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Happy Holiday ~ Pick One!"
Starts: Friday, Sept 7th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Sept 13th 11:59 pm EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for ANY holiday you'd like, using any colors you'd like.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, Sept 14th @ Cardz TV

Here is what I created for this challenge:


Supplies Used:
Cardz TV Stamps: Home for the Holidays
CTMH Cricut Artiste
Ribbon from Stash
Paper Studio Pre-scored cards
Pattern Paper from stash

Challenge
 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Grandparents Day! (2012-138)

Hello Craftinistas! Welcome to the Paper Crafting World Challenge!  This week's challenge is a color challenge!  Color Challenge: Sky Blue, Navy, Turquoise Green, Light Melon, Strawberry, Goldenrod. 

 
For my card, I used the QT Patootie Tori Holding Flowers digi file.  I used the Cardz TV stamps "Happy Days" for my sentiment.  I added some stickles to the center of the flowers.  I added some pearls for the earrings.  Lastly, I added some buttons and twine to finish off the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Stop by Cooking With Cricut to see the other DT projects. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Brew Ha Ha CTV Blog Hop

Happy Weekend!!  Today is a very special day because we celebrating the release of a very special stamp set at Cardz TV Stamps! 

Today we are introducing to you the brand new BREW HAHA Stamp Set. Why is this stamp set so special, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked! The BREW HAHA  Stamp set is so special because the entire Cardz TV Stamps Design Team helped come up with the stamp sayings. We had so much for brainstorming and working together on this, and we know you are going to enjoy the versatility and wide variety of stamp sayings as much as we love them! So grab your cup of cocoa, java, or simmered tea and come hop along with us!

CARDZ TV STAMPS BREW HAHA STAMP RELEASE BLOG HOP
Starts: Sat, Sept 1st @ 12:01 am EST
Ends: Sun, Sept 2nd @ 11:59 pm EST
Where: Start at CARDZ TV
You Should Have Arrived Here From: Sarah from Sarah's Stamping and Stuff
Thanks for hopping all the way through because there is BLOG CANDY!
Blog Candy:  2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice!
How to Win: Leave a comment @ CARDZ TV
Winner Announced: Mon, Sept 3rd @ CARDZ TV
Entire Blog Hop List at bottom of this post.

Here is my card for the hop:



  • Card Box @ 4" x 4", which fits cards that are 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Card Stock and Pattern Paper from SU!
  • Ink from SU! and CTMH
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Brew HaHa" stamp set 
CARDZ TV STAMPS
"Brew HaHa"
Remember, leave a comment at CARDZ TV to be entered to win 2 of Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS stamp sets! If you just can't wait to see if you've won and want to order some stamp sets right away (like the Brew HaHa set), just click HERE to go shopping! 



Thanks for hopping all the way through, guys! We really appreciate all your kind comments and FOLLOWing us! Here's a list of everyone in the hop in case you want to go back and take a longer look at some of the projects you found that you fell in love with!

1. Mary - http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/
2. Sarah - http://www.sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com
3.Candice - http://www.stampinpearls.blogspot.com
4.Shawnee- http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
5.Rachelle-http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
6.Laura - http://queenscardcastle.blogspot.com
7.Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com
8.Nicole - http://www.teachdanz.blogspot.com
9.Gloria http://www.girliascards.com/
10.Amanda- http://www.craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com
11.Melissa- http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/
12. Jeri - http://www.bugnme.blogspot.com/
13. Julie- http://www.readysetstamp.com
14. Cathy http://mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
15. DeNetra- http://www.essentiallyyourswithdenetra.blogspot.com/
16. Elaine - http://ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com
17. Ginger - http://mysistersscrapper.com
18.Pinke - http://simplypinke.blogspot.com
19. Susan - http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com
20.Karen http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/
21.Dana - http://iwycd.blogspot.com/
22. Jennifer - http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
23. Jo - http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com
24.Kristin- http://www.pinkldycrafter.blogspot.com/
25. Sharon- http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com
26. Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/

I am entering this card to the Make It Monday Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes.