Monday, December 30, 2013

Post Christmas Fun

Hi! Just a quick post with a card featuring Owen from DigiStamp Boutique. I think there are probably a lot of kids who look like this a few days after Christmas. :)

Supplies: Owen (DigiStamp Boutique), blue and red patterned cs (MAMBI card pad),
striped paper Summer Fresh 6X6 pad (Simple Stories) and Copics

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Charisma Cards - anything goes (entry #2)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
The Paper Shelter - anything goes

Owen is on special at the moment. It's a great set for boy cards so grab him while he's on sale!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

For the Birds

Note: This is my 2nd post of the day. Please scroll down for my SP and Company challenge card. (I'm on a cardmaking roll!)

Winter has barely started and I am already wishing it was over! I am not a fan of cold weather - it's definitely for the birds, in my book! I am, however, definitely a fan of this adorable snowman image - For the Birds - from From the Heart Stamps.

Supplies: For the Birds (FTHS), Christmas 6x6 paper pad (The Paper Pad), 
border die (Spellbinders), green cardstock, sentiment stamp (TAC-retired),
Icicle Stickles (Ranger) and Copic markers.

I love playing along with the Stamp of the Month challenge at From The Heart Stamps. It's a really fun way to get a new freebie each month from FTHS!

Anything goes at SP & Co!

I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful holiday with a crafty present or two tucked under the tree. One of my favorite presents this year was a homemade version of the Zutter bowmaking tool. (Have to give the hubby an excuse to use those tools he likes to buy, right?) I used it to make this cute little bow for this week's SP and Company challenge - Anything Goes.

Supplies: Hedgie with Large Bouquet, Ooh La La for Her 6X6 pad (MME), 
ribbon (Michaels), Copic markers, pearls and ultrafine glitter.

Here's my handy-dandy bowmaker, thanks to DH:

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Pile It On - P is for... (pink and peach)
Sister Act Card Challenge - always anything goes
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - W for Whatever You Wish
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Oozak Blog - Anything Goes/Something Old, Something New (I've had the paper for a while so that's my old and the bowmaker is new)

Be sure to stop by the SP Blog and see the rest of the team's Anything Goes projects. This is an easy challenge to play along with for your chance to win a prize from the SP and Company store.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Be Mine - Love Birds

This week's theme at SP and Company card is Be Mine. Yes, Christmas is almost here but it's not to early to look ahead to Valentines' Day. For my card, I chose this sweet Love Birds image:

Head on over to our blog and check out the other Valentines inspired cards from my SP and Company teammates. Join in the challenge for your chance at this week's prize!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Zak and Amelia

Popping in with a quick card here featuring new releases from DigiStamp Boutique, Zak and Amelia:

I love them! They're sold individually but look really great side by side.

My winter break has officially just begun. I am looking forward to rest, relaxation and a lot of crafting! For those who celebrate Christmas, stay sane - it's almost here. :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Love and Family

The holiday season is also a time of Love and Family - and that's just what this week's theme is at the  SP and Company blog.

My card uses Mice with Chocolates set by Tina Wenke. Mr. and Mrs. Mouse sure are sweet! I am entering these cuties into the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenges - P is for (pink)
Krafty Hands - Anything Goes
Musically Challenged - Anything Beatles (All You Need is Love)
Rogue Redhead Designs - Winter Holiday (Valentines Day)

Check out the other DT projects at the SP and Company blog. And join in the challenge for your chance to win a great prize from the SP and Company store!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Non-Traditional Christmas!

First, a quick note - Totally Papercrafts is having a DT call
so be sure to check out the blog for details!

This week's Totally Papercrafts challenge is a fun one - Christmas with non-traditional colors. I know I'm getting a little tired of red and green and was happy to branch out a little with this card I made for my college aged daughter. (She loves big dogs!) Our sponsor this week is Ladybug Ink, so I chose this adorable Bernie image:

I'm entering this girl and her pup into the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenges - P is for (pup)
Sister Act Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
The Craft Place - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catchup!

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts to see what other non-traditional colors the other DT members used. If you decide to play along for a chance at the prize from Ladybug Ink, you'll have 2 extra weeks. Totally Papercrafts is taking a break for the last two weeks in December.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

I love the new word art in the DigiStamp Boutique shop! My card features the December freebie:

I used the uncolored version so I could play with my Copic markers, but there's a cool pre-colored version also. No matter which version you use, this makes a pretty quick card! Great for those of us who may not have started their holiday cards quite yet...  (like me!)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas (entry #3)
Digi Haven  - Merry Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time!
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - Colourful Christmas!

If you want to make your own word art cards, be sure to check out the other word art images in the DSB shop. They're currently on special for a fabulous price!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

New Releases!

It's new release time at SP and Company.

My card uses Kissing Bunnies.

I'm entering these cute little bunnies into the following challenges:
Pile It On  - P is for (pink)
Charisma Cards - All Distressed (I used a distressing tool on the edges of my image)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (the gingham paper is some very old scrapbooking paper)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Head on over to the SP and Company blog, Scrapmaster's Paradise and check out all the new release projects! Play along with the challenge for a chance to win  a gift certificate to the SP and Company store.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Frosty Fun!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! We have been spared the snow (so far) but temperatures are frigid and the snow is on its way. Yumi looks like she's enjoying the cold weather and snow:

If you'd like some tips for adding snow and ice to your card, check out my Thursday showcase at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog.

With this weather forecast, I think this will be the perfect weekend to stay inside and make cards. Hope you get some crafty time, too!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Edwin and Hetty

Ohmigosh, Christmas is just 3 weeks away! How did his happen? If (like me) you haven't started your holiday cards yet, here's another cute new Christmas digital stamp from DigiStamp Boutique. His name is Edwin and he's part of a special offer named Christmas Edwin and Hetty set. I'm proud to say that Edwin was my suggestion for a name, after my grandfather. (He had a sense of humor, so I don't think he'd be offended about an elephant being named after him!)

I colored him in with my trusty Copic markers and used ribbon and papers from my stash. (My craft room cleanout/reorganization is almost done and I have been working hard to use up my scraps and bits of things. I swear I should never buy another piece of paper or ribbon again!)

I really love these new elephants, especially the Christmas set. (There is also an "everyday" Edwin and Hetty set.) They are so cute and different from the usual bears, penguins, etc., that you usually see this time of year.

I'm also entering my project into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas (2nd entry)
Charisma Cards - Christmas (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Pile It On - P is for....  (p is for present) (2nd entry)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Free and Easy

There's lots of Christmas card inspiration to be found on the DSB blog, so be sure to check it out. If you have time to leave a comment or two on the other girls' cards, I'm sure they would appreciate it.

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Perfect Pet Gift Idea

Does your Christmas gift list include a dog-owning friend or perhaps a furry friend of your own? If so, I have the perfect easy gift idea for you! This week's SP and Company challenge is "Easy Christmas" - be it an easy to make card, ornament, gift or other project. So you'll find lots of easy to make projects on the blog today!

For my easy gift, I packaged up some homebaked dog treats in a cellophane bag, secured it with ribbon and embellished it with an oversized tag and a fancy bow. I used the adorable Snowman and Snowdog by Tina Wenke and some papers from the Christmas Reflections 6X6 pad (Echo Park). I used one of Sami's awesome YouTube bowmaking tutorial videos to make my big, fancy bow.

Here's a closer shot of my tag:

I found the biscuit recipe here: Brown Eyed Baker PB Biscuits. Next time, I think I'll try this recipe: Sally's Baking Addiction PB Bacon Dog Treats.

I'm also entering my project into the following challenges:
Just For Fun - Merry Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter/Christmas
Charisma Cards - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
All Sort - Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol (Frosty the Snowman)
Pile It On - P is for....  (p is for pup as in snowdog and p is for peanut butter since the biscuits are made with peanut butter)

Check out the other great DT projects on the SP and Company blog, Scrapmaster's Paradise. Make your own Easy Christmas project and enter to win a prize from SP and Company!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Wintery Inspiration

It's time for another challenge over on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog! This week we're being inspired by this warm and wintery photo:

Here's my card featuring Winter Yumi:

(The snow on the bottom of the card is actually clear and iridescent, but it photographed more colorfully.)

I just love Winter Yumi. I think she's my favorite. :) Wouldn't you love to win a gift certificate so that you could have buy your own Winter Yumi? Head on over to the Y&FH blog. Get even more inspiration from the rest of the team. Then try your hand at this week's challenge. It's time to get going on those holiday cards, anyway! :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ho Ho Holidays!

Wow, how'd it get to be Friday already? It's amazing how quickly that week passes by with a holiday right in the middle of it! Did you go any Black Friday shopping today? I did not. Instead, I spent the morning continuing to clean and reorganize my craft room. I'm planning on reaping the benefits of a tidy crafting space this afternoon!

It's fitting that today's challenge at Totally Papercrafts is Ho Ho Holidays. With Christmas less than one week away, it's best to get hopping on those holiday cards! We're sponsored this week by the always adorable DigiStamp Boutique. I used one of the November releases, Christmas Windows. Isn't it pretty?

Here's a close up, so you can see the sparkle from the microfine glitter that I used on the snow along the windowpanes, as well as on the star garland.

Head on over to see the other festive holiday projects from the rest of the Totally Papercrafts team. Then get going on your own holiday cards and projects! If you play along with this week's challenge, you could win a great prize from DigiStamp Boutique!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Another Jess Card

My Thanksgiving break started tonight and I am having so much fun coloring and making cards! I just had to make another Jess Coffee Time card for the Jess College Fund challenge!

Isn't she so pretty? I having fun using up my scraps and I never need much of an excuse to use some pink in my cards. :)

I'm entering this Jess into the Sister Act Card Challenge, as well.

Jess College Fund Challenge

When I first heard of the new digi company, Jess College Fund, on Facebook, I did a double take. I have a daughter named Jess who is in college (and who often uses Facebook to help fundraise for various school trips). So, when I saw they were having a challenge *and* that they had a stamp named Jess, well, I just had to join in the challenge!

I love this Jess Coffee Time stamp. I have a lot of little girl and teen images, and it was nice to find an image that covers the older teen / young woman timespan. She is so pretty, too! Since I've cleaned out my craft room, I'm dedicated to using my stash (since I can find everything now!), so I used papers from my scrap stash and colored her hair and shirt to coordinate.

I'm also entering her into the following challenges:
CMC Copic Challenge - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Technique Showcase with SP and Company

This week's SP and Company challenge will give you lots of inspiration for your own card making! This week the DT is showcasing various stamping and card making techniques. For my card, I chose to show off different ways to add texture your card. I used this adorable Santa Claus Stamp Set by Tina Wenke.

Here's a close up to show off some of my texture adding techniques:

I added texture with flocking powder, Glossy Accents, Stickles, layers, distressed edges on one of my layers, stitching and ribbon. You could also try embossing - either the embossing folder kind and/or the embossing powder kind. It's a fun way to play with all of those cool crafting products that we all like to collect!

Check out the other SP and Company girls' cards on the blog. They used a wide range of really cool techniques! Then try your hand at a new technique and link up for your chance to win a prize from the SP and Company store!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bailey, the Christmas Reindeer

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? There are lots of cuties on special in the DigiStamp Boutique shop, including this adorable reindeer, Bailey.

Supplies: Bailey (DSB), sentiment (TCP), Jillibeans 6X6 Christmas pad, 
Scarlet cs (TAC-retired), Glossy Accents (Ranger), 
silver Stickles (Ranger), rhinestones (Michaels), ribbon and Copics.

Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas with Warmth
Flourishes - Winter Scene
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

As always, you can find lots of great card inspiration over at the DSB blog!

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Penny Black Christmas

The Designed to Color Rainbow Crew is back with another challenge - Christmas/Winter - and we are being sponsored by the fabulous Penny Black. Yay! I was so excited to get to make a card with their adorable Christmas Joy set, which is full of cute and cuddly Christmas critters.

Supplies: Christmas Joy stamp set (Penny Black),  Reflections Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)
organza ribbon (Bags and Bows), sepia cardstock (The Angel Company-discontinued), 
microfine glitter, white flocking (Recollections), pop dots and silver gel pen (SP and Co), 

The girls have really outdone themselves with this challenge! Stop by the Designed to Color blog to see all the gorgeous Christmas cards made by my fellow Rainbow Crew team mates. And play along for your chance to win a great prize from Penny Black!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Hues

Ah, not the red and green kind! The cool, icy blue kind! That's our theme this week at SP and Company.

Supplies: Penguins Sledding (SP and Company), Aqua Lagoon pearlescent cs (Paper and More), 
rhinestones (Paper Studio), and microfine glitter.

I just love this Penguins Sledding stamp by Gill Roberts. They look like they are having so much fun!

Hop on over to the SP blog to see the other cool and winter projects from my team mates. Play along with this week's challenge for a chance at a prize from SP and Company!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Clean and Simple!

(NOTE: If you're looking for the Yumi vs Fumi blog hop, please scroll down below.)

This week's challenge at Totally Papercrafts is one of my favorites - clean and simple. I am not a frou-frou person and my favorite parts of cardmaking are coloring and picking patterned papers. I like the focus to be on the image, whether it's scrapbooking or cardmaking. This new Tweet Heart image from DigiStamp Boutique is perfect for a CAS layout:

Aren't they sweet? This image would be perfect for Valentines Day or an anniversary card. I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog to see the beautiful CAS from the rest of my Totally Papercrafts teamies. Then join us for a chance to win some digis from our sponsor this week, Dragon Doodle Studios.

Yumis vs. Fumis - Game On!

Good morning everyone!!

You're in for a real treat today. We've got a battle brewing between Team Yumi & Team Fumi and you're invited to a front row seat of the feud. No we're not really fighting, we're just having a bit of fun between teammates and what better way than to show off with a crafty style blog hop? We're going to give the teams a theme to create with and you will be the judges. Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes yes? Well you're absolutely right! As you hop along make sure you leave comments on each blog post because each team member is giving away something on their blog. Yep your eyes do not deceive you, so there are lots of chances to win.

There will be 4 types of winners:

1. Overall Design Team winners
2. Individual DT winner
3. Overall Blog hop winner will receive a stamp of our choice, plus similar items each DT member shares in their picture on their projects (it could be you)
4. DT will choose a winner from their own blogs to receive something as well (it could be you)

Battle #1 - Embellishments
Team Yumi Yummies vs. Team Fumi Faves
Starts: 11/15/13, Midnight pst
Ends: 11/18/13, 11pm pst.

Each DT member will:
1. Share their project
2. List their embellishments
3. Share a picture of what they are giving away on their blog

Here's what you need to do:
1. Go through the blog hop and leave a comment on everyone's blog post
2. When you come back to the Y&FH blog you will vote 1 time by leaving a comment with your favorite designer who you think used the theme the best. We'd also love to hear what you liked about their project so please include that in your comment.
3. Link up below

Now let's get ready to rumbbbbbbbbllllllllllllle I mean to the hop order (LOL):

Rosemary (TY)
Denice (TF)
Lisa (TY) - you are here
Melissa (TF) -
Cebelica (TY)
Sheena (TF)
Rinne (TY) 

Kathy (TF) 
Olivia (TY)
Leanne (TF)
Renate' (TY)
Y&FH -> come back to vote and link up!

First up, here's my card, which features two of my favorite embellishments - ribbon and rhinestones. And Winter Yumi, another favorite, of course. :)

I am giving away this pack of clear rhinestones and various red ribbons - perfect for those holiday cards!

Go, Team Yumi!

Hope you enjoy the hop!
Yumi & Fumi Handmade DT

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter Birds

It's a new release week at SP and Company! I just love this new set, "Three Winter Birds". They are so cute and can be colored in a variety of ways. Just check out some of my fellow DT members cards on the SP and Co blog and you'll see that the birds also work as bluebirds or cardinals!

SP and Co supplies:
Three Winter Birds (Tina Wenke Collection)
Echo Park - Reflections Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad

Here's a closeup of the birds. Hopefully you can see the snow that I added to my card - it's a mixture of white flocking powder and ultrafine glitter. (It's so hard to capture the sparkle!)

Next, head on over to the SP and Co blog to participate in this week's challenge. You could win a gift certificate to the SP and Co store!

So Thankful!

Hi there! Welcome to another fun Yumi & Fumi Handmade challenge. This week's theme is "So Thankful". How appropriate for those of us in the U.S., with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away. The theme made me think of Thanksgiving, which in turn inspired me to use an autumn all color palette. I have a ton of autumn paper scraps, so I had a ton of fun coloring and paper piecing Winter Yumi.

Supplies: Winter Yumi (Y&FH), orange Twinkle Goosebumps (Queen and Co),
ribbon (Michaels), paper scraps from stash and Copics.

Stop by the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog to see what thankfully themed projects the rest of my teamies have created for this challenge. Create your own paper project (using any stamp!) for a chance to win a GC to the Y&FH store!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Balloon Ride

I love the monthly stamp of the month challenge at From the Heart Stamps! Last month, I played along with the challenge using the Harvest Medley stamp, which I purchased from the shop. The great thing about the stamp of the month challenge is, if you participate in the challenge, you get the next month's image free! I really love this month's image - it's so cute! It was also perfect timing for me. I wanted to make a celebration card for a coworker who just completed her cancer treatment. This happy little stamp was perfect!

Supplies: Balloon Ride (FTHS), Lime Twist 6X6 paper pad (My Minds Eye), Copics and pop-dots.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Magic
Sister Act Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Animals with Character
Simon Says Challenges - CAS
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back on Sunday to show off a new release from SP and Co.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cebelica!

Today is the birthday of my Yumi and Fumi Handmade team mate, Cebelica. I made her this birthday card using the sweet little Fumi with Messenger Bag.

A little birdie told me that Maya's favorite colors are pink, brown and blue, so I tried to use all of those colors in my card. Happy Birthday, Maya! I hope you enjoy your card and I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tag, You're It!

Happy Sunday! I'd like to say that Daylight Savings Time gave me an extra hour of sleep, but we are fostering two puppies right now and let's just say that puppies' inner clocks do not account for Daylight Savings Time. :) Oh well, an extra hour of wakefulness is giving me an extra hour of craft related activities. Right now, I am in the midst of a major craft room cleanout - NOT fun! What is fun, however, is this new tag challenge from SP and Company. I also have some fun news to share - I am one of the new members of the SP and Company design team! I am SO excited to be on the team! I can't wait to finish my craft room clean out so I can get back to crafting!

Here's my tag, which using the absolutely adorable Season of Giving stamp set. Not only is the image adorable, but it comes with lots of great sayings.

Stop by the SP and Company blog to see all the other awesome tags. Join us in the challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the SP and Company store.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Button It Up!

Welcome to a brand new Totally Papercrafts challenge! This week the team's challenge is "Button It Up" - use a button (or a few!) to jazz up your papercrafting project. Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Kenny K. I chose this fashionable Phoebe image from Kenny K's shop. She reminded me a bit of the singer Pink, so I gave her some pink tips to her hair.

Supplies: Phoebe (Kenny K), grey cs (DCWV matt stack),
 floral dp (Basic Grey), buttons, Copic markers.

For my layout, I used an old Sketch from Taylored Expressions.

Be sure to stop by the Totally Papercrafts blog and see what other buttoned up projects the girls have made this week. Then play along for a chance to win some great digis from Kenny K!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Birthday Boy

My oldest daughter asked me for a birthday card for her boyfriend's birthday next Monday. I didn't have any masculine birthday cards for her to choose from, so I whipped up these two cards using some of the October releases from  DigiStamp Boutique.

First up is this cute new DSB pup, Duke.

I really love this new Owen image.

The layout for my Owen card is based on the current Sketch Saturday sketch.

I hope you enjoyed my masculine birthday cards. Be sure to pop into the DigiStamp Boutique shop to check out more great Duke and Owen images.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

From the Heart Monthly Challenge

I've been a fan of Faith Skrdla's work from her Designed 2 Delight days. I own several of her newer From the Heart digital stamps, but still hadn't managed to make a card with any of them. I just fell in love with this month's challenge image, Harvest Medley, though and just HAD to make time to play along with this month's challenge! I'm glad I did because the image was just so much fun to color!

Supplies: Harvest Medley (From the Heart Stamps), Copics, papers from stash, 
edge distresser (Heidi Swapp), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), 
ribbon (Michaels) and buttons (The Paper Studio).

In addition to the monthly From the Heart Stamps challenge, I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Embellishment Crazy!
Sweet Stampin - Wood, Leaves or Trees
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Autumn Leaves and Ribbon

Have a great week!

A Colorful Challenge!

There's a new challenge up on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog - a color combo challenge of Orange, Green, Purple and Black! If you check out the blog, you'll seen that Team Yumi put this palette to use in a variety of cards - not just Halloween! Since hubby went all out this week getting the house ready for Halloween, I decided to make my card a Halloween one. I used my favorite Yumi stamp, giving her a little witch's hat that I drew on purple cardstock, shaded with Copics and cut out.

Supplies: Yumi (Y&FH), 12X12 Halloween Paper Pad (K&Co), 
circle punch (Creative Memories), bat sticker (Recollections), 
silver gel pen, black and orange cs and Copics.

I'm entering my Halloween Yumi into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Halloween
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Krafty Hands - Halloween Colors
Perfectly Rustics - Patterned Paper

Join us this week at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and show us your interpretation of our Orange, Green, Purple and Black color scheme!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall Fun with Yumi!

The air is brisk and the leaves are changing. Fall has finally come to mid-Missouri and inspired me to make this Fall colored card featuring Yumi from Yumi & Fumi Handmade. She'd be perfect for the current Y&FH Anything Goes challenge!

No supply list because I just used a bunch of papers and punchouts that I had stashed away in my "Autumn" themed supply box. Added some twine and pop-dots and voila!

I'm entering Yumi into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
CMC Copic Color Challenge - anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Don't forget that Yumi & Fumi Handmade's Anything Goes challenge is still going on. You have until Thursday to get your card or project entered for a chance to win a gift card to the Y&FH online store!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Too Cute to Spook!

Halloween is less than two weeks away, so it's perfect timing for our new Totally Papercrafts challenge - "Too Cute to Spook"! We are sponsored this week by

offering 1 lucky winner picked at random
Two Digi Images of their choice

For my card, I used this fun little spider from DigiStamp Boutique. He's part of the Halloween Squares set.
Supplies: Halloween Squares (DSB),  Halloween 12X12 paper pad (K&CO), ribbon (May Arts), Copics, yellow brad and border punch (EK Success).

My card layout is based on this SplitCoastStampers sketch. I love this sketch because it is so versatile and easy to dress up or down.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Sketch
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (entry #2)
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween
Digi Haven - Halloween

Be sure to pop on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and leave a kind word or two for the rest of the DT's projects. Then join in the fun for a chance to win a prize from Dragon Doodle Studios.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wild about Waddle!

I have a bit of a thing for penguins, so the new Waddle the penguin images from DigiStamp Boutique have a special place in my heart - and in my digistamp collection. Here's Waddle having a bit of a wild ride dashing through the snow on his sled. He certainly looks like he's having fun!

Supplies: Waddle and sentiment (DSB), Holiday Cheer 6X6 pad (The Paper Studio),
scallop border punch (Fiskars), red cs, red twill ribbon, red and white bakers twine,
ribbon, pop-dots, ultrafine glitter and Copic markers.

Seriously, how could you not love this guy? :)  I have to share him with the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenges - Humor
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Christmas is Round the Corner
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Inspired by a Christmas Carol (Jingle Bells)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Your Fav Sentiment

You can find Waddle having more winter fun in this Waddle offer of the month. It's never too early to start on your holiday cards. Waddle doesn't need a lot of coloring, so he'll help you get your holiday cards done in no time!

Tie it Up!

The Designed to Color Rainbow Crew has a new fun and easy challenge for you today! Our new challenge theme is Tie it Up! (use ribbon or twine) and we are sponsored by the wonderful SP and Company.

For my card, I used this adorable Polar Bear Present Stamp and turquoise chevron twill ribbon, both available in the SP and Company shop.

Supplies: Polar Bear Present Stamp, Gill Roberts (SP & COMPANY), Cryogenic White cardstock, Aqua Lagoon pearlescent metallic cardstock (Paper and More), silver cardstock (Recollections), turquoise chevron twill (SP and Co), white flocking powder (Recollections), chunky glitter (Martha Stewart), silver gel pen (Uniball) and snowflake embossing folder (ProvoCraft).
Copics used:  Bear - E41, E42 and E43, Hat - V01, V12 and V15
Scarf and ribbon/bow - E11 and E13, Present - BG000

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