Sunday, December 30, 2012

RCS #17 - Anything Goes "Sweet" Challenge

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It's the fifth Sunday of the month, which means we're having an anything goes challenge featuring the card design team AND the layout design team!

Our challenge this week is inspired by "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Create any sweet-themed project! Cards layouts, 3D, altered items, any paper crafts are welcome as long as they feature something sweet. Think candy, cupcakes, cookies, etc.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Vampire Craftin! One lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive a FREE blog makeover!



Along with the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge, the design team will also be taking a look at ALL of the submissions and voting on their top three "spotlight"submissions. The spotlight submissions, along with the random winner, will be announced on Tuesday January 8th and will receive a special badge for their blogs.
 
Here is what I created for the challenge:
 
I used the Jaded Blossom "Chocolate Lovers" stamp set.  I used some pattern paper from Close To My Heart "Roxie", which is retired.  On the strawberry, I added some Opaque gems from CTMH.  Lastly, I added some ribbon I got from Michaels.
 
Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't forget to head over to Red Carpet Studio to check out some inspiration from the design team.
 
One more thing...
 
I have a new blog, Candied Cards, where you can check out this post too.  Eventually, my posting will be done there with updates on this blog.

Friday, December 28, 2012

PDE Anything Goes Challenge



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

Ch#52:  ANYTHING GOES
Create any type of project!!

Starts: Friday, December 28th, 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, January 3rd, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, January 3rd 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's my project for this challenge:

I decided to make a gift bag and a tag.  I used some Recollection paper from my stash to create the gift bag.  I used the Artiste cartridge and the October CTMH Stamp of the Month  to create the gift tag.  I will have a tutorial on the gift bag later in January. 
 
Come play with us!
...


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Favorite Cards of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, I want to reflect on some of my favorite cards of this year.  There are some cards I created that were my absolute favorite and some I wish I did a better job on. 

My absolute favorite card I created this is in a June post labeled Summer Drink.
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his is the first image I ever colored with this level of detail.  I do not consider myself to be a coloring expert, but when it comes to this card, I just love the coloring. 

I hope you enjoyed my recap on one of my favorite cards of 2012.  Tune in tomorrow on my post for a small gift bag. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

My Paper Crafting Day 21

Welcome to Day Twenty One of our 3rd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Year 'Round Crafting Showcase! (Click on the highlighted day to check out the fantastic projects our Designer's created on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 , Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, and Day 20.

Today's theme is:


Here is what I created:

PCW Files used: FREE Digital Stamp (Click Here)

Brown Sugar Challenge #21

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Brown Sugar Challenge!
Ch#20: It's Not a Hallmark
StartsFriday, December 21th 7:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 27th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday December 28th, 6:30 am EST


Here's my project I created for this challenge:
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About the card:
I created a 3.5 x 3.5 card that would be perfect for attaching to gifts. 
 
Supplies:
Skipping Stones Designs - Sassy Snow
RecollectionsPattern Paper
SU! Cardstock
Buttons
Copics
Challenge
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

 
 
 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Valentine Card over at Candied Cards

Hello crafters! As I revealed a couple of days ago, I have started blogging on my new blog.  I have a created a card for Mojo Monday challenge and would for you to check it out.  Here is the link: http://candiedcards.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/12/happy-valentines-day.html

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I {heart} You Peek

Hello everyone!  There's a new post on Candied Cards using the CTMH La Belle Vie and Whoo's Your Valentine kit.  You can check out the post here: http://candiedcards.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/12/i-heart-you.html.

2013 Blog Changes


Hi Everyone! This is short post today.  I am starting to plan out what I want to do for the 2013 Crafting Year.  I already have my goals written down repeatedly, so it will say with me.  One of main goals is to make more videos. 

In 2013, I will be opening an Etsy Shop - Candied Cards which will have some supplies, kits, and finished cards for sale.  I wanted my blog to correspond with my Etsy shop, so I decided to start another blog, Candied Cards, which already has some postings up.  Does this mean that Stampin' Pearls is going away?  Well, not exactly.  I already have a following here, but will eventually be transitioning my post to Candied Cards.  So, I will probably post sneak peeks here, but my main posting will be on the other blog.

My last goal for 2013 is to be a little bit more detail in my postings.  Sometimes, I create projects but the postings go up later and I forget what I did or I am rushing to post.  So, I figure if I write as I create, it may make this easier for me. 

Well, that's all for today.  Check out my new blog, Candied Cards!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Brown Sugar Challenge #20


 
 

 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Brown Sugar Challenge!

Ch#20: Red, Green, and Cream

StartsFriday, December 14th 7:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 19th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday December 19th, 6:30 am EST


Here's my project I created for this challenge:
 
Supplies:
Hero Arts Stamps
DCWV Pattern Paper
SU! Cardstock
Ribbon


Challenge:Make It Monday - Anything Goes





 
 

Snowy Days

 

 


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

Ch#50: Snow
Create any type of project using some snow, snowman

StartsFriday, December 14th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 19th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, December 19th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is

 
Here's my project I created for this challenge:


 

Supplies:
My Memories Suite Software



White Christmas Challenge

 
 


Happy Friday! Today starts a brand new

CTVS Ch#21 "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
Starts: Friday, Dec 14th @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, Dec 20th @ NOON EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for 
CHRISTMAS WITH SNOW, SNOWFLAKES, OR A SNOWMAN
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
(shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE)
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday, Dec 21st @ Cardz TV

Here's my "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" project:

Supplies:
Recollection Card Stock
Cardz TV Stamps - Home for Christmas
My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper
Skipping Stones Design Sassy Snow
Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Copic Markers



Want to play with us? You can enter your project below or hop over to Cardz TV to check out what my Design Team Sisters have created and enter your project there!


Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!


Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from Robin's blog, you're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made a digital layout using the My Memories Suite software.  I used the Christmas Traditions kit.  When it comes to my scrapbooking, I just don't have the time to complete layouts the way I would like. This is why I like digital scrapbooking because there is no mess and you can really take your time and place things down and move it around if it doesn't work. 


 


We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate


$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Pam's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Happy Hopping!

Monday, December 10, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Dad and/or Grads

Welcome to Day Ten  of our 3rd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Year 'Round Crafting Showcase! (Click on the highlighted day to check out the fantastic projects our Designer's created on  Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5 , Day 6Day 7, Day 8, and Day 9.
The theme today is "Dad's and/or Grads".  Here is card using the ConGRADulations digital stamp.

Whoo's Your Valentine Kit



Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal--our Whooo's Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10!  Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines--perfect for classrooms and other group settings.  This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be your for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  Here is what you receive...

12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Order your kit now! The kit will be available for order from December 13, 2012 at 9 am (MST) – January 31 (11:59 MST), 2013. One per qualifying order.

You can shop with me at http://candicefields.ctmh.com

Sunday, December 9, 2012

25 Days of Christmas - Mother's Day


Welcome to Day Nine of My Paper Crafting 3rd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Year 'Round Crafting Showcase! Can you believe we've already shared a full week of crafting ideas?(Click on the highlighted day to check out the fantastic projects our Designer's created on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 Day 7 and Day 8.

The theme this week is May Mother's Day.  Here is what I created...

 
Supplies:
Paper Crafting World - Butterflyv12 Digital Stamp
Cardz TV Stamps - Mother's Day
Copic Markers
 
 
 

RCS "Frosty the Snowman" Challenge

Before we get to this week's challenge, we'd like to remind you that we are having a guest designer call! Red Carpet Studio is currently looking for guest designers to serve one-month terms in either January, February, or March. Interested applicants should visit our Guest Designer Call page for more information. :)


It's time for another card challenge!


Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a card featuring either a snowman or snowflake.


This week's challenge is inspired by the classic Christmas movie, "Frosty the Snowman."
 
 
Supplies:
Skipping Stones Design - Sassy Snow
My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper
Ribbon
Copic Markers
 
Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - CFC #81 Knotty or Nice
 

Friday, December 7, 2012

You Have Me in Stitches Challenge

 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Brown Sugar Challenge!

Ch#19: You Have Me in Stitches

StartsFriday, December 7th 7:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 13th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Friday December 14th, 6:30 am EST


Here's my project I created for this challenge:


Supplies:
Pink By Design Christmas Wishes
Ribbon
My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper
Gina K. Pure Luxury Cardstock


Challenge:Make It Monday - Anything Goes


 
 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Memories Suite Version 4

Hello everyone!  Today, I am posting a video on the new features of version 4 of My Memories Suite.  I will be doing my own review of the software, but for now, you can check out this video.  If you are interested in purchasing My Memories Suite, use the code STMMMS59859 to get $10 off the software.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

'Tis the Season Challenge


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

It's time for Cricut Cardz Ch#122.  

CCC # 122:  "Tis the Season"
Make a card
using the CARD FEATURE 
from any Cricut cartridge,
and using any colors you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Dec 5th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Dec 18th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Dec 19th @ Cardz TV

Here's my project I made for this challenge:

 
 


Supplies:
 
Cricut Artiste - Card Feature
Jaded Blossom - Santa Mail
Cardz TV Stamps - Christmas Joy
Buttons
 
 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wishing You A Merry Christmas


 


Today I have a Christmas card that I created for 2 challenges.  The first challenge is for Deconstructed Jen, which is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch...


Deconstructed Sketch No. 79
The second challenge is for the Play Date Cafe, which is a color challenge.


Here is what I created...


Supplies:
Gina K. Pure Luxury Cardstock
Recollection Cardstock
Stampin' Up! - A Christmas Carol
Recollection Crafting Tape
Punch
Twine