Friday, November 27, 2009

Fred, She Said Snowflake Medallion Freebie







I have been totally having fun with these Fred She Said Snowflake Medallions. They are freebies that Tracey posted last year on her blog. Her images are so much fun to make your own....and if you've never tried digital...here is your chance! Wait until you see all the fun stuff she's bringing out for this year! Be sure to check them all out and treat yourself to some fun this season....tell her I sent you!


For these snowflakes, I cut them out, some large with a smaller one popped up on foam tape, some just colored. They are all colored with one or two copic markers. I colored some solid, streaked some and simply used dots on others...each snowflake has it's own personality!




Other items on this card include glittery snowflake Dazzlers by Petaloo, Cuttlebug's snowflake embossing folder, Nestabilities lable, Dress It Up snowflake button and Hero Art's snowflake/butterfly sentiment.





Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 34 ~ Thank You and Three More Versions!

It's Tuesday again and time for another challenge from the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog!
Today Lora is our hostess and her challenge to us is to simply make a Thank You card or anything else you would like to make to say thank you to someone.

Our sponsor this week is Penny from Penny's Creations who is offering the winner 5 of her digital images

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is make a card/project with this weeks theme and ensure you use at least one digital image. You can combine challenges if you wish but your card/project must be new (not shown on your blog before). Check out all of the rules and see the other Design Team Member's samples HERE.

I chose to use images from Fred, She Said Designs. Winter Emma and the Chickadee is the sweetest image...and this set comes colored! Talk about a quick and adorable way to make up some cards! This set comes with 5 different colored versious, three with textured clothing!
I made up cards with four of the versions today....I just couldn't stop!! There are also coordinating papers...how fun!!

For this card I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and my new *fluffy snowflakes!* I just double them up and carefully pop up the *petals* of the top snowflake. The centers are glitter dots from Dress It Up! Thanks is the tiny set of the Karen Foster Snap Stamps....I just love those still! I finished the card off with some doodling and some snowflake fluff that I rec'd as a RAK...it's like faux Flower Soft with glitter mixed in! Thanks to the girls at The Rubber Cafe!



This card features BasicGrey's Marrakech collection and some little blue em*bella*shments from Stamping Bella for my snowflake centers. (Who knew Marrakech was a Wintery Collection?!) Faux stitching, distressing, white ribbon and a decorative pin from Making Memories finish off the card.
This card features some paper from My Mind's Eye and some misc ribbon.

This final card today features designer paper from Imaginisce's Polar Expressions, a SU! top note die cut in black and some clear adhesive gems.
Hope these cuties put a smile on your face today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Winter Wishes in White

I am sharing a few cards that I am CASE-ing from the stamp convention I attended this fall. This card was in a booth that sold Cuttlebug products. I changed the sentiment and added the snowflake and the distressing to the sample I saw. It is so elegant, and the embossing does all the talking!

Embossing folders by Cuttlebug, snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, scalloped circle by Nestabilities and glitter dot by Dress It Up!
This card I saw in the Rubbernecker booth. It is such a simple card, and though my photo is funky, it is all white excepting for the blue snowflake square and the silver layers, ribbon and sentiment.
Snowflake square stamp by Stamp Oasis and Warm Winter Wishes by SU!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

Today's card is for The Rubber Cafe. It features the Twelve Days of Christmas image and Happy Holidays 2.

I used the Glitter and Acetate technique again. I applied the Art Institute Glitters with glue and then carefully cut out the image. This allowed me to layer it onto the snowy Cuttlebug snowflake embossed layer.

Other items on this card are some glittery ricrac from JoAnn's, Martha Stewart snowflake punch and Dress It Up! Glitter Dots.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Lollipop for Susan!

Another cute image from Stampavie this week for Embellish-Online.com! This one is called a Lollipop for Susan. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Back ink and colored the girls with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. I used some of the narrow May Arts Ric Rac.

Other items on this card include glittered snowflakes, prima flowers, SU! scalloped border punch and a thanks from Purple Onion Designs.

This week's special was selected by Eva and is an additional 10% off Cuttlebug products. Be sure to check out the selection, new ones are in the store! Check out the free shipping and frequent buyer programs by clicking on the Embellish-Online blinkie in my sidebar! Tell Barb I sent you!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Challenge 69 ~ Season of Thanks

Today's challenge at Embellish-Online.com is Julie's. Her theme is Season of Thanks.
Her challenge is to create a layout, or home decor piece that focuses on something that you're thankful for. Though this layout just focuses on my kids, one of the things I'm thankful for is family! We'd love it if you can play along...upload your project to our gallery with code FC69!

I used BasicGrey's Nook and Pantry Collection for this layout. The three papers are the same pattern in coordinating colors. I wanted something subtle since Natalie's dress is so colorful.
I used SU!'s scalloped border punch for a touch of interest, along with the vine sticker from the Nook and Pantry Collection and some tiny butterflies from a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

For my journaling block I used some BasicGrey Overlays from the Lemonade Collection. Thanks for taking a peek...and I'd love to know what you're thankful for!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Winter Fun at The Rubber Cafe!


Ooooh, there is lots of new winter fun at The Rubber Cafe these days! These images are done with the glitter and acetate technique. I embossed the images carefully on acetate and then applied my glitters.

The lab is from the Winter Fun Labrador and Kitty set. I applied Art Institute glitters with glue. The lab is popped up with foam tape on a piece of Cuttlebugged cardstock.

For the Elegant Snowflake Border I embossed the images on acetate, and then I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker, embossing side up. I then applied my glitter to the back of the panel so you get all of the glitz and none of the mess! I ran a blue piece of cardstock through my Xyron and applied my glitter panel to it. I trimmed it to have a narrow border and then applied the darker blue glitter for my frame. Just had to have a little mess I guess!!

Other items on this card include Martha Stewart ribbon and snowflake punch. I came up with these fun lacey double snowflakes...by popping up the *petals* of the top snowflake just a touch you get some fun fluff and dimension on your snowflakes. Dress It Up Glitter Dots fit right in with the rest of my glitz! Designer paper is BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses line.

This card is very similar, but uses papers from Imaginisce's Polar Expressions Collection. The tree is from SU! and is dimensional. I cut out three trees. The base/trunk of the tree is one layer. The trunk is colored with a copic marker. The next layer is the top two tiers of the tree and the final layer is just the top tier. Each layer is popped up with foam tape for a fun look.

Other items on this card include the snowflake buttons from Dress It Up. I cut the shanks off and applied them with glue dots. The beautiful velvet ric rac is from May Arts and adds some additional shine.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm Wishes!

Ooh, this card was a fun and fast one! For the background of the snowman panel, I inked the panel with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans Distress Ink and a foam applicator. Then I took my new snowflake background stamp from Stamp Oasis and spritzed it with water! The ink is made so that when you stamp the image with just water, it moves the ink and you get a sort of resist look that becomes more aparent as it dries. So easy and SO cool!

The snowman is from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection. When the snowflake panel was completely dry, I embossed the snowman with white detail embossing powder over the top.
Warm Wishes is from Come Clean Designs and is stamped in black ink.

Other items on this card are the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch and ribbon, SU! oval punch and glitter dots from Dress It Up!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Digital Tuesday 33 ~ A Color Challenge

It's Tuesday and this week's hostess on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog is Ellie! Her challenge to us was - a color challenge:

***White - Purple - Gold or Silver***
(Feel free to use yellow or gray in place of the metallics)

This week's sponsor is: Cute Daisy May, and the winner will receive 5 download sheets!
For a chance of winning you need to create a card/project for the challenge ensuring that you use at least one digital image. You can combine your entry with other challenges but please ensure your entry is new.
For my card, I altered the adorable image by removing the tree and birdhouse. I made her dress a long-sleeved version and gave the little fella some gloves! Didn't want 'em getting chilly....so I made them some yarn scarves, matching of course! I colored my black one with a sharpie marker! LOL! Image was colored with Copic Markers.
The tree is from SU! and is stamped in silver metallic ink. I applied self-adhesive pearls and pearlized snowflake buttons. Mr. & Mrs is from Stampendous! and is perfect for an anniversary or a wedding. Metallic paper and some Cuttlebugged snowflakes finish off my card. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Let It Snow for The Rubber Cafe!

Oooh....I'm so lovin' this new image from The Rubber Cafe! The snow globe is called Magical Ball and comes as two stamps, the snowglobe and the tiny snowman. What a perfect name for this set...as little kids, didn't we all think snow globes were magical?!

I decided that this needed to be a shaker card! I used the image twice, once on white cardstock and once on the aqua colored paper. I colored the snow with my Copic BG000 pen. I colored out my snowman with the Copic BG000, Spica Brown Glitter Pen and a pastel orange Sharpie.
I glue-dotted my snowman into my scene.

I cut out the aqua snowglobe just inside of the black outline and colored the snow globe base with my Copic W1, W3, W5 and W7 markers. I attached acetate and foam tape to the back, added some Vintage Glass Glitter from Barbara Trombley.

The background of my card is a stamp called It's a Blizzard Outside. Since my snowflakes are black, I simply outlined them with my BG000 to make them pop.

The last image I used was Let It Snow from the Baby It's Cold Outside set. I embossed it on acetate so it has a clear-yet-shiny touch. I didn't want to cover up any of the gorgeous snowflakes or the snowglobe itself with my sentiment.

Other items on this card include May Arts 1 inch Satin Ribbon, some glittery ric rac, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches and silver glitter dots from Dress It Up!

If you're in the mood for some new winter stamps, be sure to check out the new ones at The Rubber Cafe!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Warm & Cozy at Embellish-Online!

Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing another adorable Stampavie image. Today is the last day that these images will be marked an additional 10% off of Barb's already low prices at Embellish-Online.com.

This card uses more of the Imaginisce's Polar Expressions Collection...I used Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress ink to age my papers a bit....it just seemed to fit the mood of the image better. Colored the image with Copic Markers and tucked some of the May Arts 1 inch satin ribbon behind the image in there too!

Other items are Martha Stewart's Snowflake punch, Dress It Up Glitter Dots, Penny Black sentiment, SU! oval and scalloped oval punches and Fiskars Threading Water border punch.

A frequent buyer club and free shipping offers remain....and an all-new weekly special start tomorrow at Embellish-Online.com....check it out!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Challenge 68 ~ Not Intended That Way

Today's challenge at Embellish-Online was Cindy's and it was to use a stamp in a way that it was not intended to be used. I chose this Christmas Tree by SU! and came up with two totally different uses for this stamp, and neither is for Christmas!!

My first card is a Snow Cone! I recently acquired the BasicGrey Nook and Pantry Collection, and the colors in this paper just made me think of an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe! I am intrigued by this set of stamps....the shapes and lines are very interesting. I decided that it sort of looked like an ice cream cone, so I colored it brown with my Copics. ...and what better for my ice cream image than a snowflake, chocolate of course!! I popped up the snowflake for added dimension and embellished it with Spica Glitter Pens for additional shine.

Other items on this card would be the Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Nestabilities and a button from Dress It Up!

I was originally going to make a card with three icecream cones on it...but decided to go with one and the other two were laying on my desk, their points together....and you know me and my medallions! I decided to go with it and create this Prima-inspired flower. I used Copic Markers here to shade my *petals.* For some of the layers I cut a few trees in half for the top layer I popped it up on foam tape. I matched my snowflake embossing with the flower patterns of the BasicGrey Nook and Pantry Collection and it made for a cheery card!

Don't forget that there is FREE SHIPPING, a FREQUENT BUYERS CLUB, and LOTS OF SALE ITEMS at Embellish-Online every day! AND....until Sunday you can get and additional 10% off of Barb's already LOW prices on Stampavie images!! I'll be back tomorrow with another darling Stampavie card! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snowy Greetings from Stamp Shoppe Creations!

I'm so excited to share today's card with you! The images are from Stamp Shoppe Creations, the new line by Heidi at The Stamp Shoppe. If you live in Wisconsin, you should really make the trip to Schofield....this is a really fun stamp store....packed with lots of different stamp companies and now their own line! Tell Heidi and JoAnn that I sent you! :)

This little fellow is so cute...I love his cheery little self! I colored Mr. Frost with Copic Markers and highlighted him with a clear Spica Glitter Pen. Snowy Greetings is the perfect sentiment for this image!

The snowflakes are by Martha Stewart, the glitter dots by Dress It Up! Designer Papers I picked up at Embellish-Online and are from the Polar Expressions Collection from Imaginisce.

A little tip: Use distressing on winter cards, it adds fun dimension and reminds me of frosty edges!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 32 ~ Holiday Wishes


Happy Tuesday! This is Anjou's week to host the challenge on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog! Her challenge is Holiday Wishes. Get those digi's out and make a card or project to send your holiday wishes! Be sure to check out all of the fun design team samples here!

This week, Dustin Pike, is offering up a selection of images to one lucky winner. So, now it's your turn, inspire us with your holiday creations!

Designer papers from Imaginisce's Polar Expressions collection are darling with this fun image that I won from the Character Cafe a few weeks ago! I colored the image with Copic Markers and highlighted the snowman and snow drifts with a clear Spica Glitter Pen. The lucious ribbon is from May Arts and comes in a rainbow of delightful colors!

Don't forget it's my week to pick the sale at Embellish-Online this week....and Stampavie stamps are an additional 10% off of the already low prices! Check out the other sales here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Peace

Today's post is for Embellish-Online.com and I'm spotlighting another Stampavie image. This week it's my turn to pick the *sale for a week* and my pick is Stampavie!! Barb is offering an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF of her already LOW prices on Stampavie stamps from 10/07 - 10/14! Check out all of the images here! Combine this special with any of these listed below! Treat yourself!!

Get Free Shipping on domestic orders of $50.00 or more! Enter code 4SP9HD in the coupon box at checkout! (One discount per order)


New Frequent Buyer Club! For every $5.00 in purchases you'll receive 1 point. Collect 30 points and you'll receive a voucher for $15.00 off on your next purchase!


Great Sale on Select Basic Grey 12x12 Collections, Select Pink Paislee and Imaginisce! Prices from 20 to 35% off!


I colored the images with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. I kept the card simple so the style matches the image and sentiment. Vintage ribbon, distressing and some SU! oval punches finish off the card.

Friday Challenge 67 - Cookie Inspiration!

This week's challenge at Embellish-Online.com is Kim's! Here is the challenge in her own words:
The Holidays are already fast approaching, which means the start of making your holiday cookies! I still love decorating cut-out cookies with my mom!! This week use your favorite cookie as inspiration for your creation! Yum yum!

If you can play along with us, please use code FC67 when you upload your card to our gallery, and leave a note in this thread! Happy Creating, and no snitching those cookies!!!!

I've made a *batch* of cards using Inky Antics images and BasicGrey's Marrakech Collection!
I didn't particularily think of this collection as *soft,* however these cards have a softer feel to them without their stronger counterparts in the collection. I colored the images using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, highlighting them with Spica At You Glitter Pens. Other items used on this card are Cuttlebug's Textile Embossing Folder and SU!'s Photo Corner Punch.

This card adds the use of SU!'s Heart Punch and some Vintage Ribbon. Cupcakes are cookie's cousins I say...and are sometimes more fun if they have yummy frosting!

Here is a recipe for friendship! This card is stamped on the designer paper and then highlighted with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Spica Glitter Pens and a White Signo Gel Pen.


And with your holiday baking, don't you think you should toss in some candy too?! I'm hoping my mom does...she makes some tasty fudge!! I used May Arts ribbon on here with Nestabilities for a fun focal point.

Finally, one last recipe for good measure! This was also printed on the colored designer paper and the pop of the White Signo Gel Pen really adds a fun touch. Spica Glitter Pens are also used with the Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol for coloring.
Barb has great prices on this collection and many other Basic Grey Collections. If you haven't used a 6x6 collection, you should give it a shot....there are SO many card options in each one!
With FREE SHIPPING and a FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM, there has never been a better time to give it try! Have Fun!




Thursday, November 5, 2009

MMSC25 - Noel Joy!

Here is my late submission for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 25. This image from Stampavie and is a dream to color with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter pens. I paired it up with Imaginisce's Polar Expressions Collection's Frosted Forest and Archiver's Chocolate Truffle cardstock. The Polar Expressions Poinsettias are so glittery and cheery!

Other items are snowflakes by Dress It Up!, Fiskars Threading Water Punch and Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch.

Embellish-Online offers these adorable stamps and papers and has some fun deals going on.

Get Free Shipping on domestic orders of $50.00 or more! Enter code 4SP9HD in the coupon box at checkout! (One discount per order)


New Frequent Buyer Club! For every $5.00 in purchases you'll receive 1 point. Collect 30 points and you'll receive a voucher for $15.00 off on your next purchase!


Great Sale on Select Basic Grey 12x12 Collections, Select Pink Paislee and Imaginisce! Prices from 20 to 35% off!


While supplies last! Get a free Hocus Pocous Chipboard Thicker Accents when you order any Hocus Pocus Letter Thicker!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge 31, Winter Music!

Welcome to Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog's 31st challenge!

This week Suzie is our hostess and her challenge is to use flowers, anything goes with this challenge as long as flowers feature, whether it be on the image, your papers, punches whatever... just have fun! You can combine your challenges but it must be a new card/project and there must be a digital image on your creation.

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said who is giving the winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in the FSS store!
I was thrilled to be able to play with Tracey's latest release; Poinsettia & Pine Boughs Digi.
I colored the image with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. I used the Copic Airbrush to add some shadowing around the floral focal point.
Other items used on this card:
~misc. brown ribbon
~Cuttlebug's Allegro Embossing Folder
~Paper Wishes Brad Buddy

Monday, November 2, 2009

Friday Challenge 66 ~ World of Wonderful Water


Friday's challenge this week at Embellish-Online was Cindy's, and her theme was the World of Wonderful Water. Her challenge was to make a card or project featuring water in some way.
Some ideas: Beach scenes, vase with water in it, fish, umbrella/rain. If you choose to play along for fun, we'd love to see your cards HERE!

I wanted to use the BasicGrey Marakech collection, and I paired them up with Inky Antics images. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencil and Gamsol. In the first card my *water* would be in my soup!


For this card I used more of the BasicGrey Marakech Collection as well as a BasicGrey button.
My *water* on this card would be where my fish came from!

Check out the super savings Barb is offering on this collection and many more products throughtout the store! Combined with FREE SHIPPING and the Frequent Buyer Program the savings can add up quickly, and who doesn't love that?!

Other items used in these cards:
~vintage ribbon
~nestabilities
~fiskars threading water punch