Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Nellie

Here's my card for the Sugar Nellie Challenge this month. The theme is snowflakes.  I hope I've created that feel with my card.



This is my last log post until after Christmas.  I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  See you soon!

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Sugar Bowl Challenge
Simon Says Stamp
Creative Belli Blog
Aly's Sunday Sketch
One Stitch at a Time
Papertake weekly Challenge
Gingersnap Creations
Stampfairy Challenge

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fantasy Card



This is a Mo Manning image called Hanging the Star.  When I saw it I felt that it fit with the challenge at Mo's Challenge blog where the theme is fairy or fantasy.  I'm choosing fantasy because I think that the baby is wishing upon a star. 

I used copic makers (surprise!  LOL). I added lots of bling to it too....love bling.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Bronte and Bella Challenge Blog (Mo Manning)
Paperworks Co
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club
Sundays with Chrissy
Digital Tuesday Challenge
Digi's with Attitude
Stampin for the Weekend
A Spoonful of Sugar

Upcoming Blog Candy

I've just noticed that I have almost 100 followers!  Wow!  When I hit that magic number I'll have some yummy blog candy.  By that time, it should be my 1 year blogaversary, so I'll celebrate both events. Who loves Magnolia stamps?  There just might be one in the candy selection.

Janet

Monday, December 20, 2010

Krafty Nurse

I used the image that I chose when I won Top 3 over at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. I was so excited to win, and I knew I had to use the image to enter the next challenge.



This image is called Gilly Nurse.  The challenge this week is to use kraft paper in my card and if you didn't have any kraft paper on hand,use whatever you have that is closest to it. Well, I couldn't find any kraft paper, so I used one that I thought was closest.

Copics were used to color Gilly and I used glossy accents for her glasses again.  I embossed one of the background papers with the Paisley cuttlebug embossing folder. 

I'm entering her into these challenges:


Fairy Fun Fridays
Sketch Saturday
Creative Card Crew
Die Cut Dreams
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Card Makin' Mama's
Crafty Catz

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Black with a Splash of Yellow

I'm using the last of my favorite black, shiny paper today.  I'm really going to have to get more. I've exhausted the supply in town here, so I'm going to have to go online.  I really love it.

I also finally pulled out a Tilda image. I haven't used one of those in quite a while.  It was good to get her out and give her some color.  I'm playing with a color challenge, that requires you to use black and white mainly, with a splash of yellow.

Here's what I did:



I used my copics, of course. I added some bling using the yellow spica marker as well, on her bow.  I used some circle and scalloped lacey circle dies from Spellbinders to set up the Tilda image.  I added some ribbon and flowers for embellishment. The largest flower is a white Prima flower that I sprayed with Lemon Glimmer Mist. It turned out nicely, don't you think?

This card is also an easel card. Check this view out:



I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Play Date Cafe
Totally Tilda
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC83

Candy!

Check it out. There are three prizes....woohoo. This is from the new challenge blog called Do It With Digi's.  It looks like tons of fun and all  the fun starts in January.

Here's one of the goodies that's up for grabs.  You can see the others by visiting the blog here

Creative Cowgirls Blog Hop

Today is the Christmas Blog Hop over at Creative Cowgirl's Challenge Blog.  We're being sponsored by the Prairie Fairy (I just LOVE, Love, Love her work!).   The hop starts here, so be sure to hop along as I know there are gorgeous creations for you to see.



Here's my card:



Of course I used a Prairie Fairy image. Here name is Gilly's Carolling....totally love her attitude!  I used my copics on her and added some glitter to the trim of her coat. I also added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to give them some shine.  I used some spellbinders dies to cut out the background shapes for the image and then embellished with some silver rope.  I used a corner punch for additional embellishment. Lastly, I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to finish off the card.


Be sure to make a comment at every stop on the hop and one on the challenge blog. There are prizes!  Also, if you join along with our Winter/Christmas challenge, please add this badge to your post:




It will enter you in for some CANDY!  YAY!  Nothing better than candy, right?  Here's the first stop on the hop......Ang.

Enjoy the hop!

Janet


Challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Allsorts Challenge Blog
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
CES Challenges
The Pink Elephant
Stamp with Fun
Stampin' for the Weekend
Paper Sundaes
Studio 313
One Stitch at a Time

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top 3 Award

I was awarded Top 3 over at the Prairie Fairy Fun Friday Challenge! Woohoo!  I'm just so excited!  Thanks for the honor, Prairie Fairy!

The Prairie Fairy has some awesome blog candy.....you definitely want to become a follower and enter to win. It's awesome!  She's moved back to blogger and is celebrating.

The next challenge at the Fairy Fun Fridays is all about Kraft paper.  Sounds interesting....I'm off to create.
Janet

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Party Frills Round two

I'm so excited that I made it into round two of the competition over at Sugar Nellie's!  I was honored to be chosen as one of the 12 finalists chosen to move on to round two.  For round two, we can make any card that we like; any style, any color, anything goes.

I've used the Party Frills stamp since the other requirement is to use a stamp from the Simply Sassy line.  Her she is:




I colored her up with my copics. I added some stickles to her frills for some bling. Every girl's gotta have some bling!  I punched out the butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch and added some glitter to it and popped it up on the bench.  I added more bling with the rhinestones on each of the corners of the card. 

Now you'll notice that the card is on it's end. The reason for this that I wanted as much  of the background to show as possible, so turning it on it's end made all the difference. If you look closely, you'll see that the background is woven. I used the basket weave technique to create it. I chose some Prima Fairy paper and cut it into 1/4 inch strips.  Then I wove them all together to create the background. I love the fact that it adds alot of depth to the card. 

Here's a close up of the basket weave:



When I was in Michael's this weekend, I saw this papier mache book and my creativity radar went off full blast! I just knew I had to have it and turn my card into a gift set. I decided to make a matching treasure box for my card. I painted it with acrylic paint, and covered it with pink and green cardstock as well as matching Prima Fairy paper. I cut out the image and the background with spellbinders label dies. I added a Prima butterfly to the front--don't you love those fancy butterflies? I also added some timy roses to the top of the image that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts. The metal corners are from the Dollar Store.




Here's the treasure box:






I hope you like it. Let me know what you think of the set and the basket weave in particular. I'd love to hear from you.



Have a great weekend.

Janet



I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Round Two
Alphabet Challenge
StampFairy Challenge
Craft Your Days Away
CES Challenges
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Crazy Cat Christmas!

I'm on a roll today, in terms of card making. I had one creativity meltdown this afternoon, where what I wanted to do just wasn't working--but I recovered.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who has those blocks...it's tough. 



I used a Prairie Fairy image found here.  I believe his name is Roocat.  Isn't he just too cute?!  I love the expression on his face.

I colored him with these copics:  E30, E33, R83, YG93, YG97, R27, C3, B26 and B12.  I smeared stickles on the paper that I embossed with the star cuttlebug folder.  I also used stickles on the tree ornaments. The stars were cut out using the spellbinders star die and the cuttlebug star die from glitter paper.  I used liquid applique on the cat's hat and furry slippers.  The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad of Bo Bunny Christmas paper.

You might want to pop over to see the Prairie Fairy here--she's got blog candy. She's also moved back to her old blog.  It's amazing candy. 
I'm entering him into these challenges:

Fairy Fun Friday Star Challenge
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge 16
Simon Says Stamp
Shirley 2 Girls
Stampin' B's
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club
Friday Sketchers #132

Now for something a little different.

It's a summer card today.  It's very cold here in Brandon.....-31C this morning and the forecast says tons of snow this week, up to 30cm!  I'm so not looking forward to that.

I thought that a little summer would be nice, so here it is:



I used a Mo Manning image called End of Summer.  It's such a nice image, don't you think?  I used some Prima paper for this card...the colors just really caught my attention.  I added some bling to the girl's shirt with stickles, and some rhinestones to teh scalloped circle I cut out with my spellbinders die.  I colored her up with copics Y11, Y15, E000, E02, E00, E33, E35, R81, R83, R85, YG0, YG05, YG97, and YG93.

I hope you like her.

Mo Manning's Dream Team DT Call
The ABC Challenge  J is for...
Cute Card Thursday Floral Frenzy
Alphabet Challenge G
Some Odd Girl
Flutter By Wednesday

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

White on White

This one is all about texture.  Since it is white on white, with only color on the image, texture is an absolute necessity.




I used various cuttlebug folders to create the texture.  I used my spellbinders die to cut out the image and I popped it up with pop dots.  I colored the image with copics.  The stamp is from Sugar Nellie and is called Party Frills.  She can be found here.

Hope you like her.  I'm entering her in these challenges:

Sugar Nellie Competition Round One
One Stitch at a Time
Moving Along with the Times
Craft Your Days Away

Sunday, December 5, 2010

There's Candy!



The Prairie Fairy has moved back to her old blog.  Check it out, along with the candy.  Also--new images were released today. Wowee!

Creative Cowgirls Sunday Challenge

Happy Sunday morning to everyone. It's a winter wonderland here in Manitoba--we've had tons of snow, so everywhere you look has a Christmas feel. We've got our lights up--I really love lights in the holidays.

Today is the new challenge for the Creative Cowgirls Challenge blog.

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:



This image is from Tellen's Place, who is our sponsor for this week. You can buy Tellen's images here.

I colored her up with my copics, and I used some copper metal to create the butterflies. I used my martha Stewart punch for those. I used a corner punch in the corners and a spellbinders die for the image and background.


Now for this challenge, Tellen is offering the winner a $10 gift certificate and an image of choice for each of the Top 3.  Isn't that fabulous!    The theme is Anything Goes--so get creating!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Red and Green



Here's another Sugar Nellie image called Little Bear. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew how appropriate it would be for Christmas cards in Manitoba.

I stamped him with momento ink and colored it with my copics. I used some Martha Stewart chunky glitter on the snow at the bottom. I used my cuttlebug snowflake folder for the background and cut out the image with my oval spellbinders. I free hand cut out the red background for the image.

I used flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. I colored the pearls red and green with my copic markers as well. I used an EK punch on the inside bottom panel.

I hope you like it.

It's an easel card and here's another couple of views of it:





I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Play Date Cafe
Stamp Something
Paper Romance
Ink Impressions
Elephantastic Challenges

So Sassy

I had my scoring board out and decided to try my hand at a plain and simple card, using scoring lines.



I scored the card every 1/4 of an inch, leaving a strip at the bottom for the sentiment. I added some rhinestones for bling--gotta have bling! My image is from Sugar Nellie and she is called Party Frills. She is a Simply Sassy stamp. I colored her with my copics, cut her out and popped her up on the card. You can get all those Simply Sassy stamps and more at Funky Kits.

Now, you need to check out Sugar Nellie stamps. Apart from having some wonderful stamps, they are also a Scottish company. So close to my heart as that's where my Mom and grandparents are from. I spent a lot of time in Scotland. It's a beautiful country and I'm happy to have found some Scottish stamps. Just wait til you see my Hamish in a kilt!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:

Sugar Nellie Competition Round One
Craft Your Days Away
I Did It Creations
A Crafty Little Place Challenge #66

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Snowman Scene

I found this gorgeous paper at my LSS--Scrapbooking at Shelley's. It's just plain gorgeous, and since I was looking for a new non-traditional paper for Christmas cards, it fit the bill.



I used a Prairie Fairy image which can be found here. I colored the image with my BV copics, and used Martha Stewart glitter for the snow. I used die cuts on the stars, which are in the corners of the image and the silver snowflakes. I used the snowflake die cut made by cuttlebug. I used some button brads and added some white satin ribbon and bow along the bottom.

I hope you like it.

I'm entering it into these challenges:

Fairy Fun Fridays

Friday Sketch #130
Die Cut Dreams #45
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Challenge #45
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #72
Scrappy Frogs
Stamps R Us Challenge #10

A new laptop?

If I bought a laptop what do you think I should look for? I would mostly use it for digital scrapbooking, surfing, etc. No gaming really.

I'd love to hear what you have to say.
Thanks, Janet

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scruffy

I finally got some new cards created this weekend. I was so happy since I didn't have any travelling to do this past weekend. I knew that I would get to create!

Here's my first creation for you:



I used an image from Just Inklined called Scruffy. When I saw him, I just had to get him. I have a dog named Scruffy, who has an attitude just like this guy.

I used brown, grey and silver to meet a challenge guidelines. I colored Scruffy with my copics--N0, N3, N5, R27 and R29. I used some brads that I've had around for ages and couldn't pass up at the time. I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from a happy birthday set--I'll have to add the set name when I get home and can look at it.

Here are the challenges I'm entering Scruffy in:

The Play Date Cafe
Paperworks Co Sketch #59
Inktegrity Challenge #24
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #131
Fab n' funky Challenge #50

Friday, November 26, 2010

This is AWESOME!

I have to share this with you. I can't seem to embed the video so here's the link to the Brave Girls Blog. It's very worthwhile watching. Brave Girls are AWESOME!

Brave Girls are Awesome

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Blue Christmas

I've recently been enjoying making christmas cards using non-traditional colors. This is an example of one of them:



I love the red and blue colors in this. I've used a sketch found over at Paperworks Co. I used my cuttlebug folder to emboss the circles and then I used some metalliz lustre rub on to add a bit of bling to it. I've also added alot of snowflake buttons to this card too.

I hope you like it. we've received alot of snow in the past week or so. I've heard that we have now received as much snow in the month of November, as we did all last winter! And the most in the month of November for the past 14 years! I dread to think what that means for the rest of the winter. I hope you're not in the same boat as I am.

Janet

Challenges entered:

Paperworks Co Sketch #58
Freshly Brewed Challenge #24
Crafty Creations #95
Inktegrity Designs #24
Our Daily Bread Designs SLC38 Holiday

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fairy Fantasy

I don't think that there really is a person who doesn't like a fairy image. There are so many different kinds of fairy images out there, that I think there is one for everyone, no matter what your taste.

I do like alot of different kinds of fairies, but this one by Mo Manning really caught my eye. She's got style. She's got attitude! She's one of a kind! I hope you like her.



I used copics to color her up. Stickles were added to her wings for bling. I used three different punches on this card--a round spellbinder die, the lacey scalloped spellbinder die, and a martha stewart die for the fern-type leaves. I also used two different cuttlebug folders to add some texture. I added some martha stewart large glitter to the flower edges for added bling as well.

I'm entering her into the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers #129

Mo Manning Challenge #58
A Spoonful of Sugar Anything Goes

New cards

Here are a few cards that I made for a design team that is no longer together. Enjoy the view!







I'm off to teach a christmas card class tonight in Rossburn at Gone Scrappin' in Bloom if the weather holds out. We're making a fun treat box card! I'll show you the samples tomorrow.

Janet

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Challenge Blog

Did you know about a new challenge blog that is starting up on November 21st?

Mark your calendars and pop over to Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog.

I've seen some of the first DT cards, and they are AWESOME! You won't want to miss this!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pockets

I bought these cute little Maya Road pockets. I've been eye-ing them up for a while. I totally love what others have done with them, so I bought them. Then they sat on the shelf for ages. Every so often I'd pull them out, move them around on a card or two, and then put them back, not really knowing what to do with them, or where to put them on a card.

This past weekend, I took them with me, because I wanted to participate in a challenge that required a pocket on a card. I thought: Perfect! Now I can use those pockets! Well, it wasn't easy, but I got it done. It took me a while to get comfy with the design I wanted, but I like how it turned out.



I used a Mo Manning image which was colored with copics. I trimmed it out and popped it up with pop dots. I added a fuzzy flower for an accent, and used some leftover aqua paper for the background. (I used those colors for the Brave Girl album I created this weekend too. Pictures coming soon, I promise!)

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge #56
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #84

Purple and Green Fantasy

I received my latest order from Magnolia-Licious just before I had my card making weekend--good timing eh? I got to try out some of my new stamps and dies.



I really like this new one. I think she's called Fairydust Tilda, but I can't seem to locate her on the Magnolia-Licious site--sigh--but that's my best guess. Whatever her name, she's a beauty. I used my copics to color her up and then my stickles to add some sparkles to the fairy dust. I found the main background paper at the LSS in Steinbach once again in the Christmas section---can you believe all the non-traditional Christmas colors out this year? I'm totally lovin' it!

Once I cut Tilda out with my oval spellbinder I sponged her with some ink before I removed the die. Then I added some flowers and some leaves I punched out using the Martha Stewart punch.

I'm entering her in these challenges:

Friday Sketchers #127
Just Magnolia Anything Goes Week #80
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #84
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Orange and Celery Sketch

I just arrived home from a scrapbooking weekend at Camp Koinonia, which is about an hour away from home. What a fabulous weekend! I went with a group of friends, and we had a blast! The company was wonderful. The food was superb! The weather was gorgeous! We all accomplished wonderful things. I feel totally refreshed (if it wasn't for this sore throat I seemed to have developed...but it's going to go away TONIGHT. I demand it too!)

Here's a picture of me out by the lake. Our scrapping room overlooked the lake. What a wonderful view we had all weekend. Thanks Buffy and Brandy for being such wonderful hostess'.



Here's one the cards I made this weekend.



I was so lucky that my new order of Tilda stamps arrived just as I was leaving my my weekend, so I could use her while I was stamping all weekend. I colored her with my copics and added some bling to her necklaces using stickles (thanks Buffy for the orange stickles). I also used the colors from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #54 and the Fussy and Fancy Sketch.

Hope you like her. I'll be posting more pictures of this weekend's creations during the week. I can hardly wait to show you my piece de resistance....my Brave Girl altered album. I just love how it turned out. However, I need some help attaching the hinges to it, so it will be on view later this week.

I'm entering today's Tilda in the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge Week 23
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #54
Just Magnolia Week 80

Stampavie Challenge 115

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yummy Candy

Have you seen this candy? Wowee! Pop on over and check it out. It's Angela's birthday, so she's giving away a ton of yummy candy. I tried to post her pic but it's not working. Sorry Angela.

Janet

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Polar Bear Christmas

It's a polar bear Christmas. I've been finding myself drawn to this Prairie Fairy digi image more lately, whenever I'm thinking of creating a Christmas card. Isn't it the cutest?



I colored a little bit of the bears with my gray copics, and added glitter on them again. I also sponged blue ink around the edges, before I lifted off the oval spellbinder--totally love that look. I created my stars using a cuttlebug die and a caramilk wrapper (You're welcome Tanner, the happy recipient of the caramilk bar.) The dp is another one I got at the scrapbook store in Steinbach in September.

It's a simple card, but I'm drawn to CAS cards some days.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Fairy Fun Fridays Candy Bar Wrapper Challenge

Bee Crafty
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #37
Stampavie Challenge #114
Papertake Weekly
Creative Card Crew
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club

It's all about glamour today

Did you ever wish you were glamorous?

Did you ever try to be glamorous?

The thought has crossed my mind, once or twice......but I'm just not the glamorous type. At least in real life.

However, in my crafting life, it's a different story. Just check out this card:



There is really no other word to describe me other than glamorous, wouldn't you say?.......

This beauty is a Kraftin' Kimmmie stamp and you can find Annette here. I prefer to call her Janet. (LOL--but only a little bit).

I colored her up with my copics, and added a touch of stickles to her eyelids for added bling.

I hope you like her as much as I do. I'm entering her in the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #52 Primarily Purple
Friday Sketchers #126
Paper Pretties

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kiki Fairy to Welcome Season

A very good friend of mine just had a baby girl. Welcome to the world little Season! Today she is a week old. I made this card just for her.

Kiki Fairy is a Mo Manning image. She's one of my favorite digi designers. Her images are just awesome. You need to check them out, if you're not already familiar with her work.



I've colored her up with my copics, and used some stickles to make her sparkle. That's a prima flower in the top corner and some buttons from my LSS also. I even had to use some of my favorite dp on this card. I've been hoarding it, but this card just called for more bling. (When I was at my LSS I found two more papers, so I quicky snapped them up! surprise surprise)

I know that Denise will love this card, and I can hardly wait to snuggle with Season, although I think it will be a while before I get my chance.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Mo Manning Challenge #55Papertake Weekly Challenge
Hodge Podge Shop
Craft Your Passion
Play Date Cafe
ABChallenge

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tag--You're It!! Challenge

I've created a Christmas tag for the challenge over at Waltzingmouse Stamps. We are challenged to make a Christmas tag keeping the idea of 'beauty' and 'elegant' in mind.



I found this dp paper when I was in Steinbach during my last visit--I think that was in September when I went to watch my son's football game. It was great for a scrapbook page, and I didn't think I'd really use it as I don't scrapbook much. But.....I used one of the corner pieces as the background for this tag. The tag is really big actually. It's a page from a Maya Road tag book, and I decided to use it for this challenge. I glued the paper down and sanded all the edges. I used TH distress ink and inked all the edges right up. I added some glitter to Santa's beard, and framed his face using the Label's 10 dies and stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps, which you can find here. I stamped the image with distress ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I created the tag topper using the same stamp set. I added some ribbon from my stash. I also used some poinsettia flowers from my stash which I adhered with glossy accents.

It's got a vintage feel, which I really like. I love how it turned out and am very happy with it. I think it will look great on my tree if I don't attach it to someone's present.

I'm also entering it in the Wild Orchid Challenge #9.

Thanks for popping by. I'd love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment.

Janet

Cowgirl Sunday Stampen' Challenge

It's Challenge Day!
HOWDY EVERYONE!

This week we are having an Image Release of FALL AND THANKSGIVING IMAGES!

CJ has been working day and night to create images for everyone! The Fall and Thanksgiving Images are just Magnificent! The challenge this week is to
"BLING IT ON"

We want to see tons of Bling on your card or project! Bring your bling here to the ranch cuz we want to see you sparkle, dazzle and shine!

We also have a Fabulous Sponsor joining us this week as well!

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Delicious Doodles has given some of the Posse Ladies some wonderful images to work with. So this week you get to see some of Delicious Doodles Images along with
CJ's New Fall and Thanksgiving Images!

Hop on over to the STORE and pick yourself up one of CJ's Fabulous New Images!
"COWGIRLUP DIGITAL STAMPEN RANCH"

This week the "WINNER" will receive "3 IMAGES OF CHOICE" From Delicious Doodles!
Along with the "WINNERS BADGE" to place on their blog!

The "TOP 3 WINNER'S" will each receive "ONE IMAGE OF CHOICE" from CJ and COWGIRL UP IMAGES! Super Prizes!

Here is the item I made for this challenge. I made a corner bookmark. I've been wanting to try one of these for ages, and this image, courtesy of Delicious Doodles, was just a perfect image, I thought.



Here's another picture of it, close up.



I used my copics to color it, and I added some glitter to the centre of the magnolia's. I used my spellbinders labels die to cut out the background.

If you're interested in the tutorial in how to make a corner bookmark, go over here. Splitcoaststampers has a great tutorial. Don't forget to check out the gallery too.

Please hop on the trail to some of our Posse's Blog's! They would love to hear from you! So visit and be sure to leave a comment! We love to hear from our visitors.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink Tilda

I'm a Tilda fool. I'm totally in love with Magnolia stamps and am placing a giant order once the stamps I want are back in stock. Tilda is my girl....totally love her look, and love to color her. She's the best. Anyone agree with me?



I've made Tilda in pink today. I love Tilda with her basket of Apples. I've used my new Doo Hickey and created two doilies to add some frilliness to my design. I've sponged some momento pink ink around the edges. I used three different colors of pink cardstock and my copics to color her up. I also used my oval spellbinders to cut out my image. Lastly I used Pastel Rasoberry Liquid Pearls to add some bling to the card.

I'm entering her in the following challenges:

Totally Tilda Challenge #8 Pink and Pearls

Just Magnolia Think Pink
Hodge Podge MonochromaticStamp Insanity Think Pink
Paperworks Co Sunday Sketch
Hodge Podge Monochromatic

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I just realized......

that since my computer is in the shop with over 1000 viruses on it (and no., I'm not kidding about that number)......I may have lost all my digi stamps. OMG! Please cross all your crossable for me.....and pray to all the computer gods that there are that they can save my stuff!

And personally kick me in the butt for not backing up my files. I'm an idjit! Sigh...

Janet

It's Blog Hop Time!

Today is a Halloween Blog Hop for Cowgirl Stamps. You should have arrived here from Gina's blog. If you did, you are on the right track. If not, you should pop over to Allson's blog, as she is the starting point of all the fun.

Here is my card:



I create my card using this image. Isn't he cute? I colored him orange so he matches the halloween theme, and used my labels spellbinders to cut out the card base.

Our sponsor for today is Crafty Ribbons and the prize for the winner is this:

The winner will get all these and more! What a fabulous prize! What do you have to do to win the prize? You have to comment on the challenge blog telling us which card or project you liked the best and why.

Top 3 will each receive one image form CJ and winners badge.
Winners must hop along the Posse Name list and comment to win. We will be checking.

We'd love for you to use Halloween images in your cards this week. Those of you that you CJ's images will be entered into a special drawing for a grab bag of goodies and images. Woohoo! Get out there and get coloring everyone!

Your next stop on the hop is Jovita. I know she's got something spooky for you! Happy hopping!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's about time.....

that I posted some cards, don't ya think?

I created these cards for a class I taught on this past weekend. It was a hit, and I really liked this idea. I case'd it from SCS here. darlenedesign did a wonderful job and I thought it would work really well. The class was a total unknown, in terms of participants. I didn't know if they had any experience card making, or were experts. This card worked well becacuse they dsign is unique,yet it's easy enough for beginners to have fun with.





I created it in two color schemes. Do you have preference? I used SU ink to distress the edges, either kiwi or chocolate chip. I also used gelli pens to create the faux stitching on the edges, to create the quilted look.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks for popping by today. Janet

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Craftalicious
Tuesday Throwdown
Top Tip Tuesday

Steel Magnolia Candy

Check out this candy:




You'll definitely want to check out the Steel Magnolia blog...what a great bunch of ladies and an even better bunch of creative women. Wowzers!

More Candy

Check it out here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blog Candy

hAnglar stAnglar candy here.

Candy Alert




Check out Stef's blog. Woohoo! Candy, Candy.

Top 3!




I was chosen as one of the top 3 over at Ellephantastic Challenges! I'm so excited!

Here's the card I entered.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen' Challenge

It's a wonderful sunday morning here in southern manitoba! How's your card making going this weekend?

I've got a new card to show you. This week's challenge is a sketch posted by Alison. Here it is:



The challenge also asks us to creat our own background dp. Our sponsor this week is Michelle Perkett.


Here is my card for the event:



I used one of CJ's stamps that you can find here. I created my own background dp using the swirls cuttlebug folder. I inked up the snowflake and covered it with glitter and used my
cuttlebug snowflake die to cut out the snowflakes.

Will you join us this week at the Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen' Challenge? There are prizes to be had too. Pop on over to the Challenge blog to see what the other DT members have created and to get all the info you need.

Thank You Kindly




It's another Blog Waltz with Waltzingmouse Stamps. Come along and waltz with us. There's just so much beauty to see.

I just love the look of vinatge cards, don't you? They are a bit out of my comfort zone though. I often start them, but find that they just don't turn out how I'd like them to. However, this card did. I love how it turned out. Don't ask me why I like it so much, I just do.



I used three different stamp sets from Waltzingmouse stamps on this card. I wanted to see how many I could use in one card--perhaps a challenge sometime?!!! I used Teeny Trees (didn't I tell you it was one of my favorite go to sets?!), Very Vintage Labels #10 and Victorian Fripperie. I used versamark ink and clear embossing powder on all the stamping.

I also used Old Lace Glimmer Mist to color the smaller flowers. I added some pop dots to the label and voila! a card is born!

Please leave a comment as I'd love to hear from you1