Tuesday, October 30, 2012

3D Thank You Card (2012-172)


Happy Tuesday!  First off, I hope everyone in Hurricane Sandy's path is safe.  Hopefully, we will have power by the time this post. 

Today is another Terrific Tuesday PCW Die Cut and or Stamp Challenge.  This week's challenge is Festive and Fun Bingo.  Here is the bingo card we used...



For my card, I used embossing, die-cut, and ink.  I don't know if you can tell, but I embossed the pattern paper.  I used the Purse Box cut file and scaled it down so it could fit onto the card.  Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut out two flowers at 2.5 and 3 inches and layered them together.  Lastly, I used a CTMH stamp set for sentiment using CTMH Cranberry Ink.





I was inspired to make this card by Sarah over at Live, Love and Scrap.

Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

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Don't forget there is a GIVEAWAY going on until Nov. 15th! Couture Stamping Academy now has 25 new members, and exclusive video with more to come, and card samples. Join the community and share in the fun!



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pickin' Pumpkins (2012-171)

ABC Ransom Blog Hop - Click here

Hello everyone! It's Sunday and we have another card challenge for you over at Red Carpet Studio.

Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a card featuring a pumpkin or another element of Halloween. Anything goes!


This week's challenge is inspired by "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

We have a great sponsor this week: Freshly Brewed Designs

Here is what I created for the challenge...

 
I was on Catherine Pooler's website and saw where she made a one layer card that included some score marks as design elements.  I used Cardz TV Stamps "Fall Fun" for the image and sentiment.  I used my PrismaColor markers to color in my image.
 
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Don't forget there is a GIVEAWAY going on until Nov. 15th! Couture Stamping Academy now has 25 new members, and exclusive video with more to come, and card samples. Join the community and share in the fun!


Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Robin's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 


While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created this cute scrapbook layout of my daughter's first day of school.  I had this paper pack in my stash that needed to be used.  Then I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out this letter background.

 

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.


Your next stop is  Stephanie J's blog.
 

P.S. My letters are M.

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to redcarpetstudiochallenge@gmail.com. The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)

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Don't forget there is a GIVEAWAY going on until Nov. 15th!  Couture Stamping Academy now has 21 new members, and exclusive video with more to come, and card samples.  Join the community and share in the fun!

Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, October 26, 2012

Warmest Holiday Wishes (2012-170)

Giveaway - Click here

Welcome to another Brown Sugar Challenge!  This week's theme is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor for the challenge is Meljen's Designs, where she has some of the cutest whimsical digital stamps.  Here is what I created using the Holly Cheer Cocoa... 

 
Sentiment - CardzTV Stamps "Christmas Joy"
Recollections "Jingle Bells" Pattern Cardstock
 
Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Candy-licious Haunted House (2012-169)

Giveaway - Click here

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch# 43: CANDY!
Make a CANDY-licious project.
StartsFriday, October 26th 12:00 am EST
EndsThursday, November 1st, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Cardz TV Stamps
http://www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my CANDY-licious project...


Supplies:
Haunted House - SVG Cuts
Stamps - Cardz TV "Oct. 31st"
Martha Stewart Paper Collection

Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hang on (2012-168)


It's Wednesday! That means it's time for a brand new challenge at Cardz TV!

It's time for Cricut Cardz Ch#119.  

CCC # 119:  "Let's Hear it for the Girls!"

Make a card for
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
using any Cricut cartridge(s)
and colors you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Oct 24th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Nov 6th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Nov 7th @ Cardz TV

Here's my project I made for this challenge:

Cartridges used:
Suburbia, Elegant Edges, Elise (Imagine)
Challenges
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No Tricks, Only Treats Challenge (2012-167)

Giveaway - Click here


It's Tuesday! That means it's time for a brand new challenge at My Paper Craft World!
 
 
Challenge:  
No Tricks, Only Treats
Candy themed and or treat 3-D Projects. Try not to do a card or layout


Ch Begins: Tues, Oct 23rd @ 9:00 am EST
Ch Ends: Mon, Oct 29th @ Noon EST
Here's my project I made for this challenge:
 


Challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, October 22, 2012

Skinny Flip Card Preview

To see how to assemble this card and for an instruction sheet, you have to visit and sign up for the Couture Stamping Academy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

CTV "Fall-o-ween" Challenge (2012-165)

Giveaway - Click here

Happy Friday! 
Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch#17:

"Fall-o-ween Fun"

Starts: Friday, October 19th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, October 25th, Noon EST
Details: Create a HALLOWEEN or FALL card, layout, or craft project.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, October 26th @ Cardz TV

Here's my FALL-o-ween project I made 
featuring the brand new stamp set,
"FALL FUN" by Cardz TV Stamps:

"FALL FUN" Cardz TV Stamps

 
Technique used - masking
Recollection card stock
twine - The Twinery
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Little Diva (2012-164)

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I held Digital Thursday! Today, I have a 8x8 layout I made using the My Digital Studio.  I used the following brush sets: Razzleberry Splash, Party Hearty, and San Serif Alphabets. 

It's a quick layout, but I love it.  My daughter was 1 at the time, and she is still a little diva!


Thank you for stopping by! Visit my new site at Couture Stamping Academy!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Market Fresh Mondaze (2012-163)

Good Morning!  Today I have a cricut showcase for Cooking With Cricut!  Here is my post.


Hi! my name is Candice and today I am showcasing the new Suburbia Cricut Cartridge.  I got this cartridge about a month ago and I just love it!  It reminds of the Mad Men series.  I love the retro feel of the cartridge.

For my first project, I created a shaped card.  I took 2 images of the casserole dish and welded  them together to create a card.  Also, I used the Cricut Craft Room to weld and cut of the card.  The card is cut out at 5 inches.  I added some bling from Queen & Co.  on the front of the dish.  When I originally was putting this card together, I meant to use the sentiment What's Cooking from Cardz TV Stamps, but I picked up the wrong sentiment.  However, it works because it can be an "I'm sorry" card.  





For my next project, I created a scrapbook layout.  The one thing I always say is that I am not domestic.  So, I created this layout of my daughter's room where I had a pile of laundry that I needed to put away.  On the cartridge I used the <Helen> image and icon and the phrase "domestic" on my layout.  The images were cut out at 5 inches, while the phrase was cut out at 1.5 inches.  I kept the layout simple and I used a sketch that I had from an e-book called 500 Scrapbook Sketches.











For my last project, I created a card.  I love how this card turned out.  First, I cut the sofa from the French Manor cartridge at 2.5 inches.  Then, from Suburbia, I cut out <Nancy> and <James> both at 2.5 inches.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design .

Sunday, October 14, 2012

You're So Tweet (2012-162)

Welcome to the RCS "The Birds" Challenge!  

Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a card featuring a bird. It can be anything - a stamp, die cut, sticker, etc. All birds are welcome! :)

This week's challenge is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" debuted in 1963 much to the delight and fear of audiences. The film portrays the quiet California coast town of Bodega Bay which has inexplicably become over run by huge flocks of birds. These birds terrorize the town injuring and killing many. In classic Hitchcock style the ending leaves you with more questions than answers.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Punkin' Patch Stamps! They are giving away a $10 gift certificate to the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge.

Here is what I created for the challenge...


For more details on the supplies and sketch used,
go to Couture Stamping Academy.  Stop by and sign up!
It's a free social site where you can share your creations!
 
**Update** - I am resumbitting my card to a couple of challenges because with commenting issues on my ning site.
 
Challenge:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Color Throwdown - melon mambo, pumpkin pie, lucky limeade
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - use a sentiment on front

Friday, October 12, 2012

Choose Hope! (2012-161)

Hello Everyone! Sorry my post is a little late today.  Here is a card I made for the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog!  This week's theme is Breast Cancer Awareness ATC's.  Of course, I didn't realize that it was an ATC, but nonetheless, it's a card.  I used a digital stamp from Sassy Studio Design "Pink Ribbon Frame".

Challenges:
Link Up for Pink
Sassy Studio Designs - Dare to be Sassy #146
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cricut Cardz "Anything Goes" Challenge (2012-160)


It's Wednesday! That means it's time for a brand new challenge at Cardz TV!

It's time for Cricut Cardz Ch#118.  

CCC # 118:  "Anything Goes!"

Make a project
using any Cricut cartridge(s),
colors and theme you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Oct 10th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Oct 23rd @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Oct 24th @ Cardz TV

Here's my project I made for this challenge:


Supplies:

Suburbia Cricut Cartridge
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
PBD Stamp Set
Ribbon
DCWV Rock Star Mat Stack
Brad



Challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PCW Sketch and Pink Challenge (2012-159)


Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

This week we are to make a project using some sketches and the color pink

Here is the sketch I used:

 
Here is what I created for this challenge:



I used the Flower and Branch cut file. Thanks for stopping by!



 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Warmest Holiday Wishes (2012-158)

Happy Monday!  My normal Stampers Showcase would have multiple projects, but I have been so busy and tired lately that I lost some of my mojo.  It's slowly coming back.

For my card, I used the new Cardz TV Stamps Christmas Joy set and SU! Christmas Lodge.  I decided to try out a new technique called faux layer.  I love this technique and will be posting a tutorial hopefully this week on my verison.  Here is where you can find the tutorial I found on Stamp TV.


Challenges - Make It Monday (Anything Goes)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Save The Tatas Video

Hi Everyone! On Friday, I posted a card for the Pink Cricut's Master Crafter Challenge.  I finally got around to uploading the video I made.  Also, I need your vote!  You can vote at http://www.pinkcricut.com/2012/10/master-crafter/ and I am listed under Candice F.

Thank you for vote!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Master Crafter (2012-157)

Wow! This is my fourth post today!  I am participating in the Pink Cricut's Master Crafter Challenge!  There were 100 slots for crafters to participate in the challenge.  We received a box of goodies to use for our projects. 
 Scissor Mouse sponsored by Westcott , DCWV Rockstar mat stack sponsored by DCWV Deals, Cotton Bag Sponsored by State line Bag Co. , 1/2 sheet of Rhinestones sponsored by Queen & Co., Sentiment stamp sponsored by Pink by Design, Assorted Buttons.





I created several projects, but I have to narrow it down to one to submit.  This was a really tough decision to make.  Here is my project...

 
Thank you for stopping by today! I will be posting pictures of the others cards I made tomorrow!

Voting will be starting soon! Do I have your vote?

Challenges:
Clean and Simple Stamping - Sketch 210
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Link Up for Pink - Use Pink
 
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Happiness is a Choice (2012-156)

Cardz TV Stamps Challenge  - Click here
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - Click here


Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for

"Freebie"

Starts: Friday 28th 7:00 am EST

Ends: Thursday 20th 5.59 am EST

Details: Create a card using a free digital stamp
 
Here is what I created for this challenge:


 
Supplies Used:
DCWV - Rock Star stack
Sassy Studio Designs
PBD - Life You Imagined 
 
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
Sassy Studio Designs - Think Pink

Boo To You (2012-155)

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - Click here
Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge for


"Buttons & Boo's!"

Starts: Friday, Oct. 5th@ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Oct. 11th @ Noon EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Halloween using Buttons
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, Oct. 12th @ Cardz TV

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

 
Supplies:
Cardz TV Stamps - Oct. 31st
Simply Betty Digi Stamps
Buttons - CTMH
 
Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
 
 

Witchy Hi! (2012-154)

Hello everyone! I know I haven't been around much, but life just caught up with me.  I have been creating though.  I have three projects for you today!

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? Today is the start of a brand new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges
 
Ch #40 Theme: Purple and Orange
Create any type of project using the colors purple and orange.

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Here is my project for this challenge...


Supplies:
My Memories Suite - Goosebumps Digital kit
Cardz TV Stamps - Oct. 31st
Card Stock

Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Save with Studio J

Save with Studio J®
Get a 10th Studio J layout free when you buy 9!
Get a 10th Studio J layout free when you buy 9!
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You already know that Close To My Heart’s Studio J® online design software is a great deal, saving you lots of time and money. During October, you can get an even better value from Studio J — when you buy 9 layouts, you’ll get a 10th layout free!

Take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10: Buy 9 to get 1 free layout, buy 18 to get 2 free layouts, etc. You can get up to 5 free layouts! It’s a fast and inexpensive way to get your pictures off your computer and into your scrapbooks! Since you can ship as many as 50 layouts together in a single box, the savings truly stack up the more layouts you order in October.

Read on to find out about our sensational new Express Collections that will make it even easier for you to save time and complete even more layouts!
Learn more at here!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
Add a little Cricut® cheer to your holidays
October 2012 Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
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‘Tis the season for holiday stamping! Deck your cards and scrapbook layouts with decorative Christmas images from the My Acrylix® Very Merry Christmas stamp set many of which coordinate with Cricut® Artiste shapes! Cut out your Cricut® shape, stamp the image from the Very Merry Christmas stamp set, and you have a beautiful decoration for any page, card, or home d├ęcor item. Remember that it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. Stamp some Christmas cheer into your holiday season this year!

See the October Stamp of the Month »