Monday, October 31, 2011

One Krafty Card

I was so excited when Kimmie decided to celebrate KK's 2nd birthday with the chance to be a Krafty Girl! Even one day earning a spot as a guest designer would put me over the moon! Deciding to play along with the challenge was the easy part. Choosing my favorite KK stamp was the hard part! Which to choose? The graceful Bird Fairy?  The swimmingly beautiful Arianna? Wild and wacky Charlotte? Beach beauty Eleanor? Too many favorites – only one contest! So, I had to go with my heart and pick my sentimental favorite - Eleanor. Eleanor has always made me think of my Nana, Evelyn.

I created this card using the current Kraftin Kimmie challenge – Monochromatic. Like Kimmie herself, I did sneak a little blue into my card. While creating my card, I stumbled across these beautiful Madeline papers from Prima that I had purchased a while ago. They were perfect for the vintage look I was going for and nicely accented the flowers in Eleanor's swim cap.
The coloring on this card is, admittedly, quite different from my usual style. I was inspired by this Faux Charcoal tutorial from the Deconstructing Jen site. It made me think of this photo of my grandparents when they were young:
 (I joke that my grandfather had better legs than my grandmother, lol!)
 Whether I make the KK team or not, I had a lot of fun making this card. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Barney and Present

Today's DSB features an older image but one of my favorites - Barney and present.  This little pup is just so darn cute. He'll always be one of my favorites (probably because he reminds me of my dog, Dixie.)

Supplies: Barney and present (DSB), papers from my scrap stash, green brads (Michaels), sheer ribbon (Michaels), Prismacolor pencils and Copics.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fast Finnish Fab Friday!

Today's post is a super quick one. I ran across these directions for a Finnish star. This looks like a fun Christmas project to make with the kids!

Finnish Star tutorial


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Favorite Mo

This week's challenge on the Digital Pencil Challenge blog was a simple one - use your favorite Mo Manning image and a sentiment. As the mom of two girls, I'm not normally drawn to boy images. However, this has to be one of my favorite Mo Manning images because it reminds me of my dog, Dixie, when she thinks she can guilt trip you into sharing a treat with her:

The image is called Bronte and Louis and it makes me smile every time I see it. :)

The layout is based on the current sketch over at The House That Stamps Built

I'm also entering this card into the "Free For All" challenge on the Wee Memories blog.

See you on Friday for a Fab Friday post! (Whew, this week is going by quickly!)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Alison the Witch

My youngest daughter is named Alison, so whenever I find a stamp named Ali or Alison, I just have to buy it! I recently purchased Alison the Witch (we're also big fans of Halloween at my house), so I was thrilled when I saw this contest - New Fall Images and a Grand Idea - on the Tiddly Inks blog. I couldn't wait to play with Alison and make my Fall card! For my layout, I chose this week's sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I like to pop in on Arlana and the rest of the SSW design team. :)

I can't ever seem to capture the pretty effect of glitter in my photos, but here's a close up so you can get a better look at this cutie anyway:

Supplies: Alison the Witch (Tiddly Inks), orange polka dot paper (Halloween stack by K&CO), Goth pumpkin dp (Recollections from Michaels), Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Halloween ribbon (Michaels), border punch (EK Success), circle Cutting System (CM), glitter, rhinestones.

In addition to the Tiddly Inks challenge, I'm submitting this card to the challenges listed below. (There are A LOT of Halloween/Fall challenges out there this week!)
All Sorts Challenges - Halloween
ABC Challenge - B is for Boo
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch - Halloween
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Autumn
Little Red Wagon - Fall
Wags N Whiskers - Fall colors
If the Shoe Fits - Spooky Fall
Really Reasonble Ribbon - Fall
PaperCrafting Journey - color challenge (orange/white/black)
Paper Play Challenges - use black

Now that the Fall sports season is coming to a close, I'll be able to stamp (and post!) more often. Yay!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Cute Christmas

Today's DSB post features another image from the Cute Christmas collection. This one features Jasper and his cute bird friend. For my layout, I used this week's sketch at the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge blog:

Now, here's Jasper and his little friend:

Supplies: Jasper from the Cute Christmas collection (DSB), kraft, brown and red cardstock (TAC), Holly Jolly "Jingle Bells" dp (My Minds Eye), Copics, Prismacolor pencils, button, twine, glitter.

I'm also entering my card in this week's PileItOnChallenge, "Be Happy". I certainly think Jasper is one happy little mouse, don't you? :) Jasper's also getting entered into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter Saturday - Wrap Up Warm
By the Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon Layer

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Get Your Kraftin' Mojo On!

If, like me, you are a huge Kraftin' Kimmie fan then I have great news for you! (Or since this is Fab Friday, I should say I have FAB news for you!) Kimmie is offering up the chance to be a guest designer for Kraftin Kimmie in the month of December. You have until October 31st to enter here:  Challenge 100. It's a super easy challenge, too - just use your favorite KK image. Easy peasy!

Well, maybe not completely easy. How do I pick ONE favorite KK stamp? So, here's my first attempt, using this week's sketch from the Card Positioning System blog.

Here's a closeup so you can (hopefully) see the glitter I put on her tail. (I have the worst time trying to photograph glitter!)

I'm going to try my hand at another KK card or two this week and see which one is my absolute favorite.  I'm also partial to my Bird Fairy and Eleanor KK stamps. Hmm... Oh heck, I love them all! :)

I'll be back on Sunday with another DigiStamp Boutique card. I have to work all day tomorrow (boo!) but will definitely make some time for stamping on Sunday!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Holiday Hattie

Yay! I finally got to post a card! Today's card features the adorable new Hattie from the Cute Christmas Collection, one of the October releases at DigiStamp Boutique.

I'm entering this cutie into the following challenges:
Wee Memories - Holiday Madness
Tip Top Tuesday - Layer It

If you like Hattie, be sure to check out the other Hattie images at DigiStamp Boutique. There are several more winter/Christmas Hatties as well as a very "bewitching" Hattie! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In Memoriam

I've actually had a finished card for two days now. However, we've had a very sad event in our house this week. My daughter's rabbit, Chrissy, passed away last night while my daughter was away on a school trip. So, last night was spent at the vet's and tonight was spent with my daughter who just got home today. We let her share the excitement of her trip this afternoon but then we had to break the bad news. It has not been a cheerful time in the Thompson household.

So, tonight's post is in memory of Chrissy, another one of our foster-turned-family pets. She was a great rabbit. So pretty and soft. Sweet, liked to be held, never bit. In short, the best bunny a little girl could have. We will miss you, Chrissy.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cute New Hatties

Eek! Another week without a new DigiStamp Boutique card. But Sally-Ann has just posted two new adorable Hattie images as part of the October release.

First up is the adorable Halloween Hattie:

And then there's my fave Hattie and Buddy:

I'm off to finish the Hattie card that I'm working on. I'll be back later this week with at least one new card!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fab Friday Freebies!

Another fast Fab Friday post.... Hop on over to the Gina K site for some wonderful FREEBIES!


Friday, October 7, 2011

A Frosty Fab Friday

Today's Fab Friday is also a FAST one! :)

Check out these cool 3D Snowflakes over at Pine's blog. I just love her stuff!!

See you on Sunday with another DigiStamp Boutique card!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Meet Louie!

As promised, here's a card with one of the images from the second release at DigiStamp Boutique. This cute little guy is named Louie. Doesn't he just melt your heart?

 Supplies: Louis (DSB), birthday dp (Imaginisce), Copics, corner punch (SU) and kraft cs (TAC)

Of course, I'm entering this little cutie in several challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Time for Cake! (there are cupcakes on the dp)
Anything Goes - Diecuts or Punches 
Crafts for Eternity - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Think Pink
HIMCR - Pink!
Come back on Sunday for DSB card featuring an image from the first October release, Cute Christmas.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Images in the DSB Store!

Go check out all the new images over at the DigiStamp Boutique store. They are sooooo cute!

October images

I'll post a card or two Thursday night. :)


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Snap It Up Fast!

Check back later in the week for my DigiStamp Boutique card - I'm waiting for Sally-Ann to release the new October images. But, in the mean time, do snap up the September freebie. It's the great Halloween accessory set pictured below. Grab it before it's gone!

Have a great week! I'll see you in a few days with a new card.