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.


Cowgirl Sunday Stampen' Challenge

It's Challenge Day!

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

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!


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!

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...


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:

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

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Birthday

I had to make a birthday card, so I pulled out the image I received from Paperwroks Co, and colored it up. Purple is so appealing to me these days, so of course, I made a purple card.

I created my own background using the star cuttlebug folder and inked the folder with SU lilac ink. I also followed a sketch found here.

I added some glitter to the cake and star on the balloon and used my copics to color the image. I hope you like it.

I'm entering it in these challenges:

Paperworks Co Sunday Sketch #54
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C58
Oh La La Anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges
Cards for Men

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Here's Santa

Have you ever seen a cuter card? I CASED him, but I can't remember the site, so if anyone knows, please leave me a comment so I can properly credit her.

I'm teaching a card class this Saturday and am thinking that this would be a great card for it. I also have another Christmas card class next week, in a small community about 1.5 hours from where I live, so it might work there too.

I used my cuttlebug on it, and the oval SU punch for the nose. I sponged pink momento ink on for the cheeks, and cut out the beard and moustache free hand. I used the smallest spellbinder circle for the eyes and the white sharpie for the accents. A Martha Stewart punch created the leaves and the button is from my stash.

Let me know what you think.


Challenges entered:

Our Daily Bread Designs
Stamp Something
Simple Doodles
Elephantastic Cards and Crafts

Monday, October 11, 2010

Christmas Greetings

I just love this stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I'm sure it's going to be my favorite set in no time flat. I just seem to have tons of ideas and occasions to use it for.

Today I decided to use this Basic Grey paper. I've been hoarding it and it was past time to get it out and start using it. I'll have to buy more though--I just love it. I decided to turn this into a Christmas Greetings card, only for the reason that I wanted to use this set only for this card, and it seemed to be the one sentiment that seemed to work. I think this would be a great masculine card or thank you card or even a sympathy card. Versatile, see?

Here it is:

Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #18
The Craft Den Anything Goes

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cowgirls Sunday Stampen' Challenge

Here's a preview of the upcoming Stampen' Challenge. This week we'll be creating girly cards, complete with pink and purple/green. Pearls should also be included. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Here's my card:

I used the Hula girl image available here. I've got all the colors and added some pearls to it. I also used my Fleur de Lis spellbinder die to cut out the frame for the image. I love it's intricate-ness.

So--get your girly supplies out and come and join us on Sunday. There's prizes too!

Our sponsor is:

The winner will receive a $10.00 VOUCHER to spend at the POLLYCRAFT STORE! How cool is that! The "TOP 3" will each win "1 IMAGE OF CHOICE" from CJ and COWGIRL UP!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Prairie Fairy Challenge #36

It's a Ric Rac Challenge kind of day! I did it. It was doubtful this week. The days were flying by and I was really doubting whether I'd be able to get a card created for this challenge over at Prairie Fairy. But I did it!

I cased this card. What a gorgeous card. The layout totally caught my attention and I had to use it.

Here's what I came up with:

I could only find black ric rac in town! Isn't that amazing! Who knew it was so hard to come by? I remember, as a kid, cruising down the sewing aisle (I loved to sew) and finding tons and tons of all different colored ric rac. Times have changed. LOL (Seems I'm only finding out about it now..LOL)

I added some glitter to her parka and I found some large tinsel glitter (Martha Stewart) to use on the snow around the bottom. I colored the image with my copics and used up some of my highly coveted black and shiny paper.

I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge #37
GingerloftChallenge #3
Incy Wincy Designs
Paper Sundaes Challenge #38
Charisma Cards
Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge #39 Circles
The Craft Den Anything Goes

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cowgirls Sunday Stampen' Challenge

It's Sunday and that means another Sunday Stamp'en Challenge.....are you ready?!!!!

The challenge is to use orange and black on your card cuz.......CJ is releasing NEW HALLOWEEN STAMPS! Woohoo! I'm just cheering about this new release. I've seen some of the stamps and I'm totally in love. You've got to check out what the DT has created, as they have just outdone themselves this week. You'll be able to find all the new releases here.

Here's my card:

I really like this image. It works great with the Halloween theme, but it also works so well with the whole idea of Fall and Thanksgiving. It's just so versatile.

I colored it with my copics of course, and instead of making a rectangle shaped image, I decided to round the top of it, to go along with the shape of the moon. It just seemed to shout out circle at the top, so I had to go with that. I used some help twine as an embellishment and added a couple of flowers to create a focal point.

I hope you like it. Now be sure to pop by the blog to check out all the creations the DT have posted.

What do the winners receive? Well, the winner will receive 4 imaged from CJ and the Top 3 will each receive 2 images from CJ.

I'd love to have you join us with this challenge. Remember, it's black and orange...the sky's the limit!