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Happy Halloween!

Sorry I am a little late posting this but you still have time to get in on this sale. Be sure to check out Lindsay's new Bold Black & White digital papers. I love them! If you print them on your colored card stock you have instant designer paper which matches your CS. . Sorry I am a bit behind visiting your blogs. I just got back from a trip to Disney World with my family and am working on getting caught up. . Here is a picture of us dressed up for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party. It was so fun!

Have a spooky Halloween!..P.S. Don't forget today is the last day to enter to win my blog candy!

Sentimental Sundays #27 - You're How Old?

Are you ready for challenge #27 at Sentimental Sundays? This week's challenge is an easy one, "Birthdays".

I made this card for my brother in-law's birthday. I have had this Huffy Fish image for ages and couldn't resist the opportunity to use. He is older than me by only a few years, but younger is younger. Right? What else could this fish be thinking?I hope you will join us this week at Sentimenal Sundays for our "Birthday" challenge.Thank you for looking!Supplies:Image: Huffy Fish from Digi ShackPapers: Papertrey kraft, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, My Mind's Eye Where the Heart Is DP, Neenah Solar White CSInks: NoneTools: Stampin' Up 3/4" circle punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Big Shot, Paper piercing tool, Copic markers Embellishments: Dill button, dew drops, Close To My Heart hemp, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Inkssentials white pen, Zig Writer chocolateTechniques: Faux StitchingChallenges:Cards for Men - anything goesCrafty C…

Music Saves My Soul Saturday #7

I hope you all don't run away screaming when you play this song. I have this post scheduled and about the time it posts I will be heading to the airport to fly home from Disney World. Since my daughter LOVES this song and I am sure we will have road this ride several times over the past week, I thought I would share it with you. My song this week for Marcea's Music Saves My Soul Saturday is a techno version of "It's A Small World".

** -Updated video- I don't know how the other video got on here.... Here is the correct video**

Meljens Designs - Challenge #31 - Use 2 Images

We have a great challenge this week on the Meljen's Designs blog. We are challenging you to use 2 images on your project.

I used Happy Holiday Wreath from the new images released yesterday and the holly is from the Season's Greetings freebie from Monday.

When I asked my husband his opinion of the card he said, "Its good but it would be cooler if that was Christmas music." Yep, I guess he didn't look too closely. I was pretty excited that I actually had some Christmas sheet music on hand.

I hope you will join us this week at the Meljens Designs challenge and show us your projects using 2 images.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:Images: Happy Holiday Wreath by Meljen's Designs (available on Whimsy Stamps), Seasons Greetings (Freebie) by Meljen's Designs (available on the Meljen's Blog)Inks: NonePapers & CS: Mistletoe from Close To My Heart, Chocolate CS from PaperTrey, White CS from Georgia Pacific, misc. sheet musicTools: Copic MarkersEmbellishments:…

Holiday Wishes with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Here I am working on my Christmas card stash again. The weather is turning cool, Christmas is creeping closer and I need LOTS more Christmas cards.

I have to admit that I really like this one. I paper pieced the poinsettia from Lindsay's Nature's Christmas set. I did it in 4 layers (1 green for leaves, 2 red for large petals, 1 red for small petals) but you could do it in less. I used my stylus on the back of the leaves to give them some shape and dimension. I used my Copic markers to darken the shading a bit. Lastly, my clear glitter pen was used on the edges and lines for a little sparkle. I kept the lay out simple so as not to detract from this gorgeous image. Please visit the rest of the DT to see their creations this week and pop over to Lindsay's blog for her weekly freebie.Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey All…

It's A Girl!

Hurray! The day is finally here for me to post my first KLM Designs project. I have been sitting on this news for ages and it was so hard not to blab it. This week the DT will start posting sneak peeks of the new images for November.

For my first project I used one of the new sentiment digi stamps from the November release. I love cards that focus on the sentiment. This card is loosely based on an old sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC89). Thank you for stopping by! I will have a new KLM Designs post next Tuesday.

Images: It's A Girl digital stamp from KLM DesignsPapers & CS: October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, Georgia Pacific CS, misc green & pink CSInks: NoneTools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punchEmbellishments: Paper Studios pearls, Hug Snug seam binding, misc. lace and pink yarnChallenges:Craft Garden - Pink ribbon, yard or laceKaboodle Doodle - Kids & BabiesSpoonful of Sugar - Get PunchyTuesday Throwdown - Sentimentally …

Sentimental Sundays #26 - Distressing

Wow! Can you believe we are already on the 26th Sentimental Sundays challenge? We are half way through our first year. Time is really flying by. So, with out further chit chat, the new Sentimental Sundays challenge for this week is "Distressing".

I made this card for a friend's recent birthday. Daisy Doodles came out with this set shortly before his birthday and I had to get it. My friend is a BIG VW bug fan. Isn't this just the cutest image? I want to cruise around in this car. Okay may be not today, the end of October, but definitely when the weather is great.I distressed the edges of my DP with ink and using my scissors and CTMH edge distressing tool. I typed up the sentiment in Word on my computer.I hope you will share your "distressing" projects with us at Sentimental Sundays. Be sure to stop by and download this week's free sentiments from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.Thank you for looking!

Images: Doodle Bug from Daisy DoodlesPapers…

Music Saves My Soul Saturday #6

I decided to go a little rockabilly this week for Marcea's Music Saves My Soul Saturday challenge. This is my favorite song from Reverend Horton Heat and it has been going through my head all week.

Martini time (vodka ice shaker!),
Martini time (olive or lime!),
Martini time (gotta have glasses!),
Make it with a layer of ice this time


Reverend Horton Heat - It's Martini Time!
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Meljen's Designs - Bundle of Joy

One of my husband's co-workers recently had a baby girl and he asked me to make a baby card. Of course, that meant I had to make a run to Hobby Lobby for some paper and then I needed some new Copic makers to coordinate. See how that works? I hope he needs another card soon. ;)

Please stop by the Meljen's Designs blog to see the new release (it is totally cute) and the DT inspiration pieces for the new challenge. Since the new challenge is "Anything Goes", you have no excuse not to join in for your chance to win some Meljen's Designs digital images. *wink*
Thank you for stopping by today!

Images: Rag Rabbits Trinkets by Meljens Designs & Bundle of Joy sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both on Whimsy stamps)Papers: Textured cream & olive CS and Sweet Pea Polka Pink DP from the Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Graceful CirclesTools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Copic markersEmbellishments: Hug Snug Winter White seam binding, DMC floss …

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Leaf Prints Sympathy

Let me get the exciting news out of the way first. Mygrafico is having 40% off sale for today only. That includes all the product in the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store on mygrafico. Now is the time to get the set you have been eyeing.
. ' I recently had the need for another sympathy card. I decided to use Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Leaf Prints to keep it seasonal.

Although it looks black in the photo, the matting with the edge punch is chocolate brown. I used cork squares to add some interest and texture. The leaves were printed in brown and colored using Q-tips with ink pads.
Please stop by the rest of the DT to see what kind of goodies they have created this week. Lindsay will have a freebie for you on her blog. Be sure to stop at the store to check out all the new, fabby sets that are for sale.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Micki Harper
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen

Thank …

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #25

The new Sentimental Sundays challenge is black, white & another color of your choice. Since my daughter was invited to a birthday party for a friend that loves cats, I decided to make a kitty card and matching gift bag.

Sorry the 2nd picture looks a little strange. The gift bag did not fit in my light box and I was in a hurry to get the photo taken so we could leave for the party. The kitty image is from Pink Cat Studios and is already colored black so you only need to color the bird and the flower. I used digital paper purchased from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I love the black and white design. For other projects I have printed it on colored cardstock for instant DP that perfectly matches my CS. The gift bag is a cheap bag ($0.49 from Target). I like to keep several of these plain bags around to alter or to have on hand so I don' t need to run to Walgreens at the last minute for a bag. (Not that I procrastinate or anything...)I hope you will join the Sentimental Sundays "Black…

Music Saves My Soul #5

Today I want to share a song by one of my favorite artists, Neko Case. When my brother first introduced me to her music, I was not impressed. It was too country sounding for me. But, after giving her another listen or two, she became one of my favorites. There is just something about her voice and quirky lyrics that makes me listen to her albums over and over again. Her "Blacklisted" album would be another of my "desert island" discs.

Although "Hold On, Hold On" is not my favorite song, it is a good one. I had a hard time finding a video to embed that had decent sound quality. It seems I keep picking songs that don't have slick, commercial videos. I hope you enjoy it any how. Have a great week end!

To join in and share a song, link up your blog post on Marcea's blog.

Meljen's Designs - Tag challenge

The new challenge this week on the Meljen's Designs blog is tags. Kind of funny isn't it? I was just mentioning how tags imtimidate me and I have another DT project using tags. This time I decided to go with it. I used one of the images just released yesterday to create a tag to add to an altered container of candy corn to give to my daughter's teacher for Halloween.

This is my tag! Isn't this little witch cute! I was even able to recycle by adding some cardboard from a box that was in the basement.Here are a few more pictures of my project. I decorated the top of the jar using Meljen's Stitched Fan Flower which was a freebie on the blog a few weeks back.

Thank you for looking! I hope you will join in the Meljen's Designs tag challenge.

Supplies:Images: Cutie Sitter Witch & Stitched Fan Flower (freebie) by Meljen's Designs and Halloween Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (both artists are available on Whimsy stamps)CS & Papers: Close To My Hear…

Hang in There! with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to created a card to help support awareness. I think this might be the most pink card I have ever created.

**Edit: I just found out about the card drive for Elise of Paper Love Affair who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Cheryl from My Cardmaking Haven has collected some prizes for one lucky person. For more info on this card drive and Elise's story, please see My Cardmaking Heaven. I am going to sent this card to Elise to let her know she has lots of blogging friends that support & pray for her.**

As you probably know, I just love Lindsay's "On the Line" digital stamp set. It is so versatile! I have used this set to make baby cards, anniversary cards, friendship cards, birthday cards, and now, an awareness card. Here is a closer look at the set.

And, no trick, I have a treat for you! Lindsay is having a sale on everything in her mygrafico shop. You can get this set (19 images!) for $4.…

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #24 - Tags

The Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is tags. I don't know why, but I don't like making tags. They are so little but some how they intimidate me. And (don't tell anyone) I don't make my own gift tags. I use store bought ones. *gasp* I know, I know... So when I read the challenge this week it took me a while to decide what to do.

Do you see my tag? It's there. Here is a better look.

What do you think? I really wanted to use this cute Snow Girl image that I won from Paper Cupcakes a while ago. (And it allowed me to get 1 more Christmas card completed!) I kind of like the tag now. Some one can keep it with the card or they can pull it out and use it as a gift tag or a book mark. Multi- purpose - imagine that.I hope you will join us in the Sentimental Sundays Tag challenge. You can use any products you would like as long as it is new, fits the theme, and has a sentiment. While you are at the Sentimental Sundays blog, you can download the free sentiments provided b…

Music Saves My Soul Saturday #4

This song has been going through my head all week. It has a catchy little tune. I love the lyrics. I think we all have known some one during our lives that this song could apply to. Let me know what you think.

If you would like to participate in this weekly challenge, link up your favorite song on Marcea's blog.

Exciting News

Please scroll down to see my Meljen's Designs project.

Meljen's Designs is releasing a line of rubber stamps that will be available exclusively at Whimsy Stamps. These images will not be released as digital stamps. To celebrate the release and show off the adorable new images, the Whimsy DT is having a blog hop (including prizes). The blog hop starts at Chris Olsen's blog. I can't wait to get my hands on this rubba'!

Happy Fall with Meljen's Designs

I want to thank every one that stopped by during the Meljen's Designs blog hop. I hope you enjoyed the hop. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. If you haven't checked, you might want to stop by the Meljen's Designs blog to see if you were one of the winners.

Fall is in the air. It's my favorite time of year. This week end we are planning on making our annual trip to the pumpkin farm. Soon we will head to the apple orchard. Yeah, picking apples is fun, but the apple cider shakes and the fresh doughnuts are my favorite part.

Since I was in the autumn mood, I decided to make an autumn themed card using Country Pumpkins by Meljen's Designs.

Stop by the Meljen's Designs blog to check out the new releases and the new challenge. This week we are challenging you to make a Halloween themed project. I hope you will join in the fun.Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous week end!Challenges:
Annabelle Stamps - ABSC030 SketchArtistic Stamper - LayersBaby Buds Designs

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Christmas Cardinal

Christmas is less than 80 days away! Although I have a few Christmas cards made, I am starting to feel the pressure to beef up my stock. I used my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post this week as a chance to make another Christmas card. It also gave me a chance to use her new digital release Nature's Christmas.

Here is a peak at the entire set.

Lindsay is also helping to sponsor the Caring Hearts Card Drive. They are collecting Thanksgiving and Christmas cards to be sent to elderly residents of nursing homes and care centers. The drive is going on until 11-15-10 and there are several fabulous prizes. Click on the picture below for more information.

I hope that you get a chance to stop by the blogs of the rest of the DT. Remember that Linsay will have a freebie for you on her blog.Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracy Vinson
Thank you for…

DT call at Sentimental Sundays

Did you see that Sentimental Sundays is holding a DT call? Go check out the details HERE. Call ends 10-18-10.

Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #23 - Autumn or Fall

I'm going to keep this post short. I had my card ready early (for a change) and thought I was good to go. I forgot I had only imported the picture and typed out the supplies used for this project. Now I need to get ready to go (date night with DH) and I am trying to get this typed up quickly. Good thing I usually am not the chatty type any way...

The theme this week at Sentimental Sundays is Autumn or Fall. Perfect timing. It is getting chilly here in Wisconsin this week and some of the leaves are starting to turn colors. The kids have a school field trip on Friday to the pumpkin farm. Fall is most definitely in the air.

This sweet image was a freebie from Tiddly Inks. I'm not sure if you can still get him free, but you might want to go check out her store to see the other adorable images and papers available.

I am going to run off now. I have find some nice clothes to wear to dinner. I am trying to decide if I can still wear cute, black capris with a long sleeved top. I don'…

Music Saves My Soul Saturday #3

I had a hard time picking a song this week so I went with a song off of one of my all time favorite albums. "Nothing But Water" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals would be one of my "desert island" discs. You know, if you were going to a desert island and could only bring 5 albums/discs, what would they be? (No greatest hits or compilations) You may have seen Grace and crew on TV recently. They are making the rounds for their new album "Grace Potter & the Nocturnals". I have to admit that the new album, in my opinion, is not as good as "Nothing but Water" or "This is Somewhere". They have polished up Grace and the band and they have lost that special something that made me love the first 2 albums.
I hope you enjoy "Treat Me Right". Sorry, this is the best quality video I could find.If you enjoy music, join Marcea's Music Saves My Soul challenge each week.

Meljen's Designs Blog Hop

Hurray! I can finally announce that I rejoined the Meljen's Designs DT. It has been hard to keep the secret until today. I missed the ladies on the team and I still love working with Melissa's sweet images so I jumped back on the team. Thank you to Melissa and Nicole for taking me back. The team has been expanded by 7 designers to give you plenty of Meljen's Designs eye candy to inspire you.

To celebrate the announcement of the new and expanded team of designers, we are having a blog hop. You should have arrived here from Callie's blog. If not, you will want to start hopping at the beginning at the Meljen's Designs blog. Leave some love (in the form of comments) on each designers blog to be eligble for the prize of 4 Meljen's Designs images from the store. *Edited - Melissa decided to give away some additional prizes. Check out the Meljen's blog at the end of the hop for the details. ** I will have a complete list of the designers in the hop at the end of my…