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! :)