Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Colour Q Challege #113 - Winter Penguin

Today starts a new color challenge at ColourQ - #113. I don't often create with blue, so this was really a challenge for me! :) I used the Winter Penguin set from PTI (LOVE him!) and my new Block Alphabet Die Collection.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Winter Penguin, Tremendous Treats: Christmas
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain
Paper: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Kraft, Distressed Dots PP
Dies: Penguin, Block Alphabet, In The Meadow(snowdrifts)
Other: Circle Punch, Rustic Jute Twine, Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Ink Blending Tool

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #77

This week, Wee Memories is holding a super fun challenge, Woodland Animals - #77. I had alot of fun making this card. I think this owl from Paper Smooches My Peeps is so adorable, complete with his googly eyes! :) The tree branch is from Hang Ups. The Tiny Tag and Acorn are from Papertrey Ink.

Stamps: Paper Smooches My Peeps, Hang Ups, Sentiment Sampler, Chubby Chums, Papertrey Ink Tag Its #7
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, PTI Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Dotty Biscotti PP
Dies: PTI Tiny Tags, Pinking Shears die
Other: PTI Dark Chocolate Bakers Twine, Harvest Gold Satin Ribbon, 2" circle punch, Pop-dots, Copic Markers, Googly Eyes

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! The count down to Christmas is on! This month, PTI has chosen a beautiful holiday inspiration photo, and it was the perfect oppcrtunity to ink up some new Christmas stamps!

I used Winterberry, the snowflakes and dies from Winter Penguin, a tiny star from Love Lives Here: Holiday, and BB: Gingham.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: BB: Gingham, Winterberry, Love Lives Here: Holiday, Winter Penguin
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Kraft, Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy
Dies: Winter Penguin (Snowflakes), Pinking Shears Die, Tiny Tags
Other: Rustic Jute Twine, Copic Markers, Pop-Dots

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tag! You're It!

I wanted to participate in the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #4 - Use a diecut. On this project, I used the Papertrey Ink Doily Details die and the Tag Sale #5 die. Also, the theme of the newest Simon Says Stamp Challenge is Tags. I just so happen to be a tag-making fool lately. LOL! I made this little guy to attatch to a Christmas gift for my mom using Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends :)

I hope you and your families have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I better get moving... Dinner is at my house, which is already full of company! So much to do!! Be back on Friday with the PTI Blog Hop! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI New Leaf, Kraft, Christmas Prints PP
Other: PTI Tag Sale #5 die, Doily Details die, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Copic Markers

Paper Smooches November Guest Designer - Week #4

This week marks my last week as Guest Designer for Paper Smooches for the month of November. I have had so much fun creating with the new releases and am so thankful for the opportunity to share them with you via the Paper Smooches blog.

My first card this week uses the tree from Promenade, the snowflakes from Swanky Snowdudes, the water drop from Surf and Turf, and a sentiment from Word Up.

And my second card was so much fun to create! I love bright and fun cards. This one uses the egg from Wake Up, with stems and leaves from Fruitastic, and the adorable little bumblebee from Perky Plants.

Also, please hop on over to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog to check out the current challenge! We would love to have you join us for a chance to win some fabulous stamps!! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hey There Chickadee - Play Date Cafe #108 & ColourQ #112

My craft mo-jo was flowing yesterday and I got lots of things done! I decided to participate in my first Play Date Cafe Challenge - #108. This card also goes along with the new ColourQ Challenge - #112. This is my first time participating in a ColourQ challenge too! I used Lawn Fawn Say Cheese and Critters on the Farm.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters on the Farm, Say Cheese
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Distressed Dots PP
Other: Copic Markers, Ink Blending Tool, Pop-dots, PTI Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon, PTI Pinking Shears Die

Monday, November 21, 2011

Winter Penguins

Every once in awhile, I will make something that just makes me SO excited. That happened to me today. With the holidays right around the corner, and Christmas just about a month away, I am Christmas crafting. Do you ever feel that you need just *one more* little gift to be able to check someone off of your list? I feel that way every year with the boys' teachers. If you have read my blog before, it is no secret that I adore Target, and even more, the Target Dollar Spot. SO many wonderful little treasures there! :) The other day, I found these adorable little clear paint buckets in a variety of colors and picked up a bunch. Then wandering about the Christmas department, came across these ADORABLE penguin ornaments. I remembered my new PTI Winter Penguin Stamp set, and had a lightbulb moment. I picked up some fake snow at Target too - a huge bag for $2! I will be adding these little guys to the boys' teachers gifts this year. I am so pleased with how they turned out and they were so easy to put together.

A close up of the Tag:

How CUTE is he?!?!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Winter Penguin
Ink: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow, Palette Charcoal, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White
Dies: Winter Penguin, Damask Snowflakes, Tag Sale #5
Other: Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Copic Markers, Rhinestone, Pop Dots, misc. Grosgrain Dot Ribbon

Friday, November 18, 2011

Paper Smooches November Guest Designer - Week #3

I swore I had scheduled this post, but I think Blogger ate it. LOL! This week marks week #3 as Paper Smooches Guest designer for the month of November. I am so sad that there is only one more week to go :(

For my first card, I used a bunch of different sets including the newly released My Guy set, along with Hope, FOLKal Points, Hang Ups and Sentiment Sampler.

The second card uses the new set Promenade along with a sentiment from FOLKal Points and some clouds from Sunny Side Up.

Be sure to check out the SPARKS Blog for a new challenge and join us for a chance to win some Paper Smooches Stamps! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - 11.17 - 11.30

I am back today with the new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! This challenge goes from November 17th until November 30th. I was really inspired by the photo... Loving the color combination and the softness. A nice change from the brights I usually use.

I used the Sunny Side Up stamp set, one of my favorites! :)

Hope you will play along with us! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Sunny Side Up
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Happy Spots PP
Ink: Palette Charcoal
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Honeydew Twine (Twinery), Rhinestone, Copic Markers, Dimensional Adhesive

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Season's Greetings!

Oh my goodness, can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner??!?! I am SO not ready. Trying to get in the Christmas spirit is hard when it is still 80 degrees outside. That's what I get for living in Florida I guess, LOL!

Over on the Paper Smooches blog, Kim is holding a little Christmas Card contest for a chance to win some stamps! Of course, I will never pass up the opportunity to use my PS stamps OR to win some more! ;)

This card uses a bunch of PS stamp sets including Santa Paws, Hang Ups, and Swanky Snowdudes. I also used Papertrey Ink's Banner Builder for the clothesline, and the tiny little clothespin from Hanging Out.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws, Swanky Snowdudes, Hang Ups, PTI Banner Builder, Hanging Out
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Spring Rain
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Christmas Prints PP
Dies: PTI In the Meadow Snowdrifts
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Copic Markers, Rhinestones, Dimensional Adhesive, Glitter, Corner Rounder

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge - #76

I had some crafty time today, and wanted to participate in the Wee Memories Challenge #76 - Birthdays & Parties.

I was so insprired by this great card by Nichole Heady. I love the bright colors against the black background. So stunning!

I used a new set that I just got called A Beary Good Year by The Cat's Pajamas. LOVE it. So full of possibilities, and so darn adorable :) Broke into another new set, Say Cheese by Lawn Fawn - so cute! I also used a PTI Papers, ribbon, and the Button Card dies.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: A Beary Good Year (The Cat's Pajamas), Say Cheese (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado
Paper: PTI True Black CS, Stampers Select White CS, By Numbers PP
Other: PTI Button Card Dies, Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, Ink Blending Tool, Copic Markers, Foam Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Paper Smooches Guest Designer - Week #2

Hey there!
I am back today with 2 super fun cards using some stamp sets from Paper Smooches November release! :)

The first one uses the fishing pole and sentiment from My Guy, the monster from Falling For You, clouds from Spiffy Scooters, and the waves and fish from Surf & Turf. One of the best things about PS stamps is their versatility. They all work SO well together. So much bang for your buck!

The second is a smaller card (4"x4" square), and sometimes a smaller canvas can be refreshing. This card uses the car from My Guy, the peacock, sentiment and music notes from My Peeps, and also a sentiment from Swanky Snowdudes. I also used some glossy accents to give those wheels some shine! ;)

And just as a reminder, there is still plenty of time to participate in the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Deadline is 11:59PM PST on 11/16. You can find out more information, and see all of the great entries here! Hope you will join us! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge {11.3.11 - 11.16.11}

You might have noticed that a new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge was posted this morning on the SPARKS Blog! You can find all of the details here.

This is the fun inspiration picture for the next two weeks:

And here is my card, using the above photo as inspiration:

If you played along with the last challenge, check back on the SPARKS Blog tomorrow to see if you are a winner! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Falling For You, Folkal Points
Paper: PTI Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Road Trip PP
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Other: Copic Markers, Filigree White Embossing Powder, PTI Enchanted Evening Satin Dot Ribbon, Ink Blending Tool

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paper Smooches November Guest Designer - Week #1

I am so excited! Today starts my month as the Paper Smooches Guest Designer for the month of November! There were three adorable stamp sets released this month: My Guy, Promenade and Wake Up. Every Wednesday for the month of November, you can see my cards using these fun sets!

My first card this week uses the Wake Up set along with Boob Tubes, Swanky Snow Dudes and Hot Concoctions.

The second uses the new set My Guy. I used the tie image to build a funky flower :) The sentiment is from a set that was released last month called Chit Chat.

Also, don't forget to hop on over to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog and participate in the current challenge! You have until tonight at midnight PST to get your entries in. The winners will be announced on Friday, and a new challenge will be posted on Thursday (tomorrow). Hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Another holiday down... and less than 2 months until Christmas... where did this year go?!?!

Thankfully the rain stopped in time for us to go trick-or-treating last night... This year it seemed like costumes were SO expensive! $25 each something they will wear for 2 hours?! I think not. When we were kids, our costumes were always homemade or handmade (thanks Mom!) and it's more fun that way! Time for me to put my papercrafting skills to work... not with cardstock and ribbon, but with cardboard and string! Here is Joshua, our very blue LEGO :)

And Logan wanted to be a solider. Well, it just so happens that his dad was a Marine, and with one trip to the closet, we have Cammies, dogtags, backpacks, hats and war paint! Here he is, looking so tough, and SO much like his dad in this picture! :)

And here is one last picture of my crazy pair... LOVE these guys to pieces <3