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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Little Blog Candy for February

**** BLOG CANDY IS NOW CLOSED ****

On a post last week, I mentioned that I had a Lili of the Valley stamp to give away as blog candy. I looked around my craft room and found a paper pad to throw in with it.

The blog candy is a Lili of the Valley Balloon Bunny (unmounted rubber) stamp and a 6x6 BasicGrey Picadilly paper pad. Won’t these goodies make some pretty birthday cards?

The rules are easy:

  1. Be a follower
  2. Fill in your info using Mr. Linky below.

Entries end on February 29, 2012. I will pick a winner using random.org and will post their name on my blog later that week. Once the winner is posted they have 10 days to contact me with their snail mail info or I will pick a new winner.




Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Age Is Not Important….

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Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  ~ Mark Twain

I love that quote and thought it worked perfectly with the card that I have to share with you today.  This cute image and sentiment is “Lucy’s Cheese” from Whimsy & Stars Studio.  I love her cute little bloomers. 

 

 

I split the sentiment apart so that I could have part of it on the front of the card and part inside.

 

 

Here is a look at the complete set.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

 

 


Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Lucy’s Cheese (digital stamp set) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks: None
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Mabel DP pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin’ Up Word Window punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Mango Orange Hug Snug Seam Binding, Misc. doily, twine & buttons

Challenges:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bulldog’s Bear

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It’s Thursday so it means it is time for a new Meljen’s Designs challenge.  This week, the challenge is one that I love – BUTTONS. 

 

 

For my card this week, I decided to use one of my favorite images, Bulldog’s Bear.   I also broke out some Pebbles papers that I won.  Once again, I made 2 cards, one for my stash and one for OWH or my daughter’s schools annual fundraiser.

Be sure to link up your BUTTON creation on the Meljen’s Designs blog for your chance to win some Meljen’s Designs digital images.   While you are there, you can also see the challenge rules and see the DT’s creations.

 

Thank you for stopping by! 


Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

 

 


 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Bulldog’s Bear from Meljen’s Designs,  Tiny Tags from PaperTrey
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Chocolate & Autumn Terracotta
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey Kraft & Dark Chocolate CS, Pebbles Cats & Dogs DP
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Tiny Tags die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Misc. buttons & bakers twine

Challenges:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Creative Belli Guest DT

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Today I am honored to be a guest designer for the Creative Belli challenge.  This week the Creative Belli challenge is a recipe challenge.

Challenge #137 - RECIPE

(You must have 1 Ribbon, 2 Designer Papers, 3 Colors and 4 Rhinestones/Pearls on your project)

Remember that the spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments!

I have to admit I struggled with this recipe.  I don’t know why, I think I just had a mental block.   I ended up making a set of note cards inspired by the design of Natalie’s card here.

 

 

 

 

Stop by the Creative Belli blog to join the challenge and check out the DT projects. 

 



Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

 

Thank you for stopping by!



Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Heartfelt Message by Hearo Arts
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Crystal Blue & Sweet Leaf
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Close To My Heart Miracle Dp pack
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers (to color pearls), Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments:  Cream Hug Snug seam binding (colored using CTMH ink pad), Paper Studios pearls, Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spray, Papertrey button twine, misc. buttons, misc. fabric

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cupcake Kitty

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Happy Tuesday! I had the day off of work on Monday for President’s Day. It was wonderful, especially since my hubby and daughter still had work and school. It was so great having a day to myself. I have to admit I did spend a bit of time in my craft room working on DT projects.

My card today is a birthday card for a friend using one of the new digital images from the Whimsy and Stars Studio. I love this kitty and can see myself using her again and again.

The rose on the top of the cupcake is layered. I had the card all finished and then thought I would use my clear glitter pen to add a touch of sparkle. I accidently grabbed my silver pen instead of the clear and it look terrible! I quickly printed out another image, colored and cut out the image to hide my boo-boo. (Tip: When working with digis, after I print them I always jot the size either on the back of the image or in the margins so if I have to reprint the image I know exactly what size I used.)

 


Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

 

 



Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous week!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Lily’s Cupcake by Whimsy & Stars Studio, Tiny Tags by Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Garden Green ink
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzil Basics CS, My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Vanity Fair paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Filigree border & Tiny Tags dies, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Clear Spica glitter pen, cream Hug Snug seam binding, white cotton crochet thread (colored with copics), misc. button & pink dew drops
  • Technique: Paper piecing

Challenges:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Little Love Duck

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Happy Thursday!  It’s time for the new Meljen’s Designs challenge.  This week we have a super fun and super easy challenge for you – ANYTHING GOES!      

For my project this week I used the digital image Little Love Duck.    He is so cute and makes me think of spring.  Check out those cute rain boots. 

 

As is my habit lately, I made 2 of this card too.   Since they both are the same, I’ll save you from having to look at both.  1 is for my stash and 1 is for OWH or my daughter’s school fundraiser.

I got some good news this week.  I finally can return to working out.  (Insert  happy dance here!  or should I say insert a Jazzercise dance here?)  I had foot surgery at the end of September, got a stress fracture over the holidays, and then injured myself by tripping up the stairs.    I can finally go back to working out on a limited basis.  Hurray!  I am so happy to be heading back. 

 

Don’t forget to check out my February Follower Blog Candy HERE.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Little Duck Love (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs and Tiny Tags by PaperTrey
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart cranberry ink
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Pinecone CS, October Afternoon Farmhouse DP
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace edge die & Tiny Tags die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Starbucks coffee sleeve, misc. baker’s twine & button

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birdhouse In Your Soul

I have another sweet Whimsy & Stars Studio image to share with you too. This little cutie, Bird House Girly, is just perfect for spring. I especially love her because I enjoy feeding and watching our local birds.


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Once again, I made 2 cards. One for my stash and one for OWH or my daughter’s schools fundraiser. They use the same design but the papers and embellishments are a little different.


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While I was working on my cards, this song kept running through my head. Since it was such a long time since I heard this song, I thought I would share it on Marcea’s blog for Music Saves My Soul.

Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Birdhouse Girly (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Gertie paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, My Favorite Things Scallop die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: May Arts burlap twine, misc button, Starbuck’s coffee sleeve

Challenges:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bear with me…

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Okay, admit it….You like the bear butt… Isn’t he cute? When I first saw him I really thought he was adorable but I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. Well, here you go… One night I decided to color him up anyway and the all the punny sentiments started coming to mind. He is perfect for a belated birthday card.

Once again, I decided to make 2 cards – 1 for my stash and 1 for either OWH or the fundraising auction at my daughter’s school.

Since it’s Thursday, it means there is a new challenge at the Meljen’s Designs blog. This week the challenge theme is PASTELS. Stop by the blog to see the “A” team’s pastel projects, see the challenge rules and link up your project.

Don’t forget to check out my February followers candy HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Bear Butt (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Simon canvas texture CS, October Afternoon Campfire DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Die-Namics Stacking Stars & File Tab dies, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: May Arts burlap twine, misc buttons & twine
  • Other: Font – Ain’t Nothing Fancy

Challenges:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Coffee Girl

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Hey there coffee girl…. Have you ever heard that song by the Tragically Hip? I had that song stuck in my head the entire time I was making these cards. Although most of the lyrics really don’t match this sweet image, I still couldn’t get the song out of my head. (In fact, it is running thru my head right now!)

This week I’m sharing some cards that I made using the “Coffee Girl” digital stamp from Whimsy & Stars Studio. Isn’t she sweet?

When I started coloring with Copic markers, I would always print out two copies of an image, one for practice and one, hopefully, for my finished card. Often times I had to print more but I started with 2. Since I am getting a bit better using Copics, I am still going to print 2 copies of the image, but I hope that I will be make 2 cards using them. I donate cards to OWH and to my daughter’s school for fund raising so I always can use some extra cards. It will also allow me to make a dent in my paper stash so that I can buy some of the new lines that I saw from CHA.

Here is a look at both cards. I stuck with the same lay out and just changes a few details.

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Keep your eye on the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog and store. Mabelle is putting some new and returning images in the store.

If you would like to hear “Hey There Coffee Girl” by the Tragically Hip, you can find a video here. All the videos I could find were filmed at shows so the sound quality isn’t the greatest but you still might find it catchy.

Don’t forget to check out my February followers blog candy.

Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Coffee Girl (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps , Close To My Heart Buttoned Together
  • Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versa Mark
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Pinecone CS, Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Copic makers, Papertrey Buttoned Up #2
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug seam binding, Kaiser pearls,May Arts burlap twine, Ranger clear embossing powder, misc button & lace

Challenges:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Balloon Bunny Birthday Wishes

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Happy Saturday! Since I am sitting at my daughter’s fencing class for a couple of hours this morning, I thought I would take the time to post a card that I made for a friend’s (Scrap It Girl’s) birthday. (Stop by her blog to check out all her fabulous creations, her scrapping challenge, or to wish her a happy birthday.)

For this card, I inked up a new Lili of the Valley stamp that I got over Christmas. I love LOTV animal stamps. So, so cute!

It also gave me the chance to use one of the Christmas gifts my hubby gave me, one of the PTI Bloom Builders dies. Is he a good gift shopper or what?

If you like this stamp and would like one of your own, keep checking back. I bought 2 of these stamps so that I could give one away as blog candy on my blog. I’ll get the post up soon.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Balloon Bunny from Lili of the Valley, Say It (In Pieces) (digikit) by Hero Arts
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Aqua CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks paper pad
  • Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, Big Shot, Papertrey Bloom Builders #3 die, Sewing machine, Copic markers, misc. pink CS from scrap pile
  • Embellishments: The Twinery baker’s twine, button , Sakura stardust gelly roll pen

Challenges:

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wear Red for Women

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Did you know that more women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer? But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts.

National Wear Red for Women day is coming up on February 3, 2012. I have set a personal goal to raise money for Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association. Donations support medical research, awareness, education and community programs that will help women live longer heart-healthy lives.





If you would like to donate, you can find my fund raising page at HERE.

Don't forget to wear red on February 3rd and help raise awareness of the signs of heart disease, stroke, & heart attack.

You can click on the badge below to go to the Go Red for Women site to learn more information on the signs of heart attack or stroke.

Thank you

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I’m Loving You

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It’s an exciting day over at the Meljen’s Designs blog and shop. Melissa is releasing a bunch of new digital stamps and pre-colored digital images for February in the Meljen’s Designs store today. (I’ll give you a peek below.)

Although I enjoy coloring, there are time when I love using precolored images. They are so quick and easy to use when you have a time crunch or want to make several cards quickly. I decided to use some of the new pre-colored digis to make several Valentine’s Day cards for teachers and grandparents. I stayed with the same design on all of them to make the paper & die cutting easier. (My card design is loosely based on sketch MFTWSC18.) First I’ll show you a look at all the cards and then a closer look at each of them.

As promised, here is a look at all the new goodies Melissa is putting into the shop today.

The theme for the new Meljen’s Designs challenge is “Loving You”. Perfect for Valentine’s day. You can link up your card, see the challenge rules and be inspired by the DT’s creations on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Images: I Heart You Badge, Kitty Love, Little Light Bulb, & Loving Ewe precolored digis from Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: none
  • Papers: Papertrey white & kraft CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, Basic Grey Sugar Rush DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Taylored Expressions Layering Doiles dies (small & medium), Martha Stewart edge punch, Provocraft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments: Paper Studio clear gemstones (colored with R29 copic marker)
  • Misc: Sentiments printed using the free font Words of Love

Challenges:

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