Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2011!

Happy New Year!
- New Years Anya (The Greeting Farm)
- Circle nestabilities
-  Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Blossoms & Butterflies patterned paper (DCWV)
- Ink: printer, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Sakura Stardust glitter pen
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3; {clothes} BG02, BG05, BG07
- other: ribbon

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Warm WINTER Wishes!

Just popping in for a quick post today.. Hoping that my readers on the East Coast & in snowy weather are staying bundled up and warm!

Warm Wishes
- Winter Puddle Jumper Ella (Claudia & Co. by Lori Boyd); Warm Wishes (Hero Arts)
- Labels 2 nestabilities
- Snowflake embossing folder
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {hair} E35, E37, Y23, YR23; {skin} E000, E02, E11, R20; {clothes} E25, E27, E29, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV09; {penguin} W3, W5, YR00, YR04; multiliner
- Other: ribbon, button

This is "officially" my last post :( as apart of the wonderful Claudia & Company Digi design team- I have definitely enjoyed my term with some awesome crafty ladies :) Look forward to working with you ladies again soon!{hugs!}

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2 More Bdays

Two more family birthday cards to share. The mail was a bit delayed getting to them so I wanted to wait before I posted here...

Back on Thanksgiving.. not only did my niece have her 5th birthday (see post here) but so did my wonderful sister! I made her this card with this cute Hanglar Stamp image
Garden girl

A couple of weeks later another niece turned 12... I can't believe she's already 12! She's into the recent peace sign trend so I thought "Peace" from The Greeting Farm was a perfect fit! :)
Celebrate today

Hope they had FABULOUS birthdays :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Cupcake!


Quick post today...Claudia & Company has just released some new digis from Jane's Doodles.. a whole sweet cupcake set actually and what holiday would be set without a cupcake? I used one of them to make a cupcake perfect for any holiday party :) You can find it HERE in the Die Cuts R Us store! (soon to be renamed Claudia & Company)
Christmas Cupcake

I also made this card using Joy Snowman
Blue Snowman

How many of YOU are all ready for Christmas?  Not me- I still have lots to do!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let It Snow!

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!  (I wish.. it has been WAY to warm for any snow to fall around here!)

It's the final challenge of the year for Tiddly Inks! And there's one huge prize up for grabs- one lucky (random) participant is going to win $20 worth of images!! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by!!

For this final challenge, we're playing with a "Let it Snow" theme... I found these fun snowflake ornaments and decided to jazz it up a bit! I added Christmas Pixie and now she is floating along with the other ornaments on my Christmas Tree!
Snowflake fairy

Be sure to check out the fabulous works of the design team & all the details to enter to win $20 in digi images on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

O Christmas Tree...

O Christmas Tree..

We're back this week at Tiddly Inks with another challenge! This week- we challenge YOU to create a project that is inspired by a Christmas song/carol.

I chose this super cute image of the Bah-Huggabuggs since decorating has been on my brain (see this post if you missed it!)
Christmas Buggs

O Christmas Tree

Be sure to check out the FABULOUS projects from the design team and all the details on how to enter the challenge on the TIDDLY INKS CHALLENGE blog!

I'm also re-posting my card from the last challenge just because it fits with the challenge for this week too!
Watch Over Us...

It reminds me of one my favorite holiday songs- "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy" by David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Now that I have Christmas songs floating around in my head... I'm off to make some more cards!
Fa la la la la...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wedding Card & Thank Yous

One month ago today my sister got married! It was an ABSOLUTELY gorgeous wedding and so much fun with family and friends.

Here is the card I made the newlyweds..
Sister's wedding
- To Have and To Hold (Stampin' Up!); Truly Appreciated (Hero Arts)
- Labels 3 & Circle nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3; {suit} N3, N5, N7, N9; {gown} B000; {flowers} R37, R59
- Other: ribbon, button, glitter alpha stickers, stickles, gem

After the wedding, she asked me to make her some thank you cards... I knew exactly what stamps I wanted to use.. I had these Hero Arts stamps and have just been waiting for the chance to use them! She also wanted me to used of the photos from her wedding... I LOVE how these turned out :)  I kept them pretty simple since I had to make 60 of these!
Sister's Wedding TY's
- Chinese Thank You cling; Asian Dolls (Hero Arts)
- Ink: Versafine Dazzle Champagne, Versafine Onyx Black
- Other: gems

I'm happy to be entering these into the challenge for Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Challenge Week @ Moxie fab for the Love Challenge & Thank You Challenge!  AND over Hero Arts for their monthly thank you card challenge! :)

It's beginning to..

Look a lot like Christmas around my house!

We've started to pull out our Christmas decorations around our house and little by little (even in the desert!) it's beginning to look & feel a lot like Christmas! I thought I'd give a peek at some of our decor...

First is a wreath I made for my husband...

Yes those are little football helmets... he is a HUGE Indianapolis Colts fan! 

I've recently started getting into a ton of wonderful home-decor idea blogs and found Poppies at Play- and I'm entering this in her Christmas Wreath or Sign contest (please leave a comment here & let you know what you think!)

This is "my" wreath I have hanging on our front door...

We have our tree up, but not decorated yet- that's today's plan for the day.. along with the lights outside, I'll share those later.  But in the meantime here are some other holiday decorations we have around the house...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Soccer King

Hi All! Hope your weekends are off to a great start!

Just a quick post today to share the birthday card I made my nephew that celebrated his 7th birthday yesterday! He plays soccer so I thought 'Soccer King' by Tiddly Inks was perfect! Happy Birthday Carson!

Soccer Boy bday
- Soccer King (Tiddly Inks); Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Grass edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {hair} Y23, YR23, E35, E37; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} R37, R59; {grass} YG91, YG95, YG97; G12, G14; {other} BV00, W00, W3; multiliner

Thanks for stopping in...have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Birthdays

Time for some catch up... 2 of my nieces had birthdays in November!

Here are the cakes & cupcakes that I made for their Fairy themed (Halloween) birthday party!

I made birthday cards in their favorite colors (& by favorite I mean Lauren likes pink and decided that her baby sis should like purple) Emi turned 2! She has a little stuffed bear that she always carries around, "Bear Bear" - I colored Cuddle Anya's bear to match him!
Purple Cuddle Bday

I couldn't resist showing you how cute she is.. dressed in her PURPLE fairy costume!

Lauren's birthday was on Thanksgiving this year (along with a certain someone I know- her card to be posted once I know she's received it) She's been taking some ballet classes and thought Ballerina Anya was perfect.. I even made her twirl...
Ballerina Spinner Anya

Ballerina Spinner

Here is Miss PINK fairy.. I can't believe she's 5!

I'll be back soon with some more cards to share this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PCS Black Friday Sale!

Happy {Black} Friday to all you in the US- hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the massive amounts of food- LOL! I definitely had my fill of yummy goodies :) Anyone out there brave enough to brave the crowds at the crack of dawn for some good sales? I'm all for a good deal.. but I'm for a nice warm cozy bed more!

Anyway... Melissa from Pink Cat Studio has FIVE new winter digis being released today!

Aren't they so cute? I just had time this week to create a card with the Baking Cookies Lily.. but have the others colored to share with you soon!
Xmas Cookie Lily
- Baking Cookies Lily (Pink Cat Studio); Chocolate chip cookie ; Holiday Dolls (Hero Arts)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: to be added soon!
- Other: gems

In addition to this great new digi release... today and today only with the purchase of at least $5 in the Pink Cat Studio rubber or digi store you will get this set of digis FREE!

BUT WAIT that's not all! 

Pink Cat Studio is having a Holiday Challenge!  All you need to do is create a project that includes at least one Pink Cat Studio image (sentiments excluded).  Examples of projects include cards, gift boxes and bags, tags, scrapbook layouts, etc.

Here are the rules:
  • You may enter 1 project only.
  • You can use PCS digital or rubber stamps.
  • You may combine the Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge with other challenges but please use the PCS name and provide a link back to this challenge on your blog.
  • Submit a direct link to your project via the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.  Submissions that do not provide a direct link will not be considered for the prizes.
  • Pink Cat Studio and its design team will choose One Grand Prize Winner who will win 10 digital stamps of her choice.
  • In addition, will be used to select Two Random Winners from all of the challenge participants. The random winners will each receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.
This challenge starts immediately and closes Friday, December 10th at 11:59pm PST.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 15th.  Submit your completed project to the Inlinkz on the post HERE!

Thanks for stopping in.. I hope to find some good deals out there later today..

Monday, November 22, 2010

Watch Over Us...

Happy Tuesday!!

I'm back this week for the Tiddly Inks Challenge- and just in time... the challenge is to create anything Christmas/Holiday themed! I have made myself a promise that I'm going to finish my Christmas cards early this year... (I've also told myself that every year now)

I used this adorable angel image
Watch Over Us...
- Watch Over Us (Tiddly Inks); Holiday Owls (Hero Arts)
- Oval, labels four nestabilities
- Apron lace border punch (Fiskars)
- Patterned paper (Tinsel,Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo black, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E11, R20; {hair} Y21, Y23, YR23; {gown} BG0000, BG10; {wings} W00, W1; {shadow} BV0000, BV00
- Other: ribbon, button, string, gems

I've got another card in the works... please stand by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Puddle Jumper Davey!

Yahoo! Happy Friday!

I'm back to share with you another card I made using the newly converted rubber to digi stamps from Lori Boyd.. now available in the Die Cuts R Us store chose this super adorable Davey...and used this sketch from Mercy (it's her 100th sketch!)

MTSC100 & Davey
- Puddle Jumper Davey (Lori Boyd)
- Oval nestabilities
- Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} Y23, YR23, E35, E37; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} B91, B93, B95, YR04, YR07, YR12, YR14, YR16; {shoes} E25, E27, E29; {lizard} YG91, YG95, 
- Other: twine

So it appears that I am OBSESSED with faux white stitching- I just ♥ the finished look it gives my cards!

Thanks for stopping in.. hope you have a FABULOUS weekend :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gingerbread Digis!

Is it just me or is anyone else shocked that next week is Thanksgiving already?!  Where does time go?

I'm definitely excited for the holidays.. can't wait to do some holiday baking!  I have a potluck next week at work and need some {easy} ideas on what to bring...

Anyway- on to the real reason why you're here... it's time for another Pink Cat Studio release! Going along with the baking theme, take a look at these super cute gingerbread people!

I just ♥ the little gingerbread man on the candy cane swing!  He reminds me a bit of Gingy from Shrek...

Gingerbread Swing
- Gingerbread Candy Cane Swing (Pink Cat Studio); Jolly Christmas (Hero Arts)
- Oval nestabilities
- Polka dot embossing folder
- Patterned paper (Making memories)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: E11, E13, E19, R20, G12, G14, BG01, BG02
- Other: ribbon, stickles, white enamel accents, glossy accents

I couldn't help but to make a card with the Gingerbread Family as well...

Gingerbread Family
- Gingerbread Family (Pink Cat Studio); Merriest Wishes (Hero Arts)
- Circle & labels 4 nestabilities
- Tinsel patterned paper (Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: BG01, BG05, E11, E13, E18, E19, R20, R22, R39, R59, RV00, RV02, RV04
- Other: gems

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out the rest of my wonderful design-teammates creations too!