“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whateva!

...That's this week's theme at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - its going to be so much fun, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

For this weeks challenge you are free to create whatever your heart desires! The possibilities are endless! …GET CREATIVE...DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY! Oh, but don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!

This week's fabulous prize is donated by:

PRIZE: These FABULOUS Stamp Sets!
Click on the links to see what they look like...
Sassy Snow

Timeless Textures

Birthday Purses

Here's my DT sample for tis week:

PROJECT RECIPE:
STAMPS: "Buns and Crunches" from Skipping Stones Designs
INK: Versamark
PAPER: Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride; DCWV Earthtones
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon from stash

Friday, January 28, 2011

C'mon Spring!

It seems as though this winter has dragged on forever! My toes have not thawed out since November, and it's been cold & dreary --Brrrr!!!

I don't know about you, but I've had quite enough of winter already, and I say, "C'MON SPRING!"

Speaking of Spring... Have you stopped by Di's Digi Downloads lately?  Di has many adorable new Spring digi's available for instant download. Stop buy her store today to see more!

Here's a card I created using "Springtime Bunny"


Thursday, January 27, 2011

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #87

HAPPY THURSDAY, my crafty friends!

Please join me at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge for another fun challenge:

Create a Gate Fold (or Tri-fold Card)

This weeks's challenge is sponsored by
Prize: One month's subscription to Ai Factory Monthly Kit

Here's my DT sample for this week's challenge
I've created a tutorial for this card design which can be found HERE, and on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog.  I'd like to send a special THANKS to Jo, for featuring my tutorial for this week's challenge.  I hope it helps & you all have as much fun making this card as I did!

 


Thanks so much for visiting today. Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by - I just love to hear from you!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

WHO SAID THREE’S A CROWD?!

Hello again, Friends!

Please join my DT mates & I for
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #95 - it's going to be so much fun, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

For this weeks' challenge you will create a card or project that uses
  • 3 DESIGNER PAPERS
  • 3 RIBBONS, and
  • 3 FLOWERS
. …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!

This week's fabulous prizes donated by:

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PRIZE: $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE 
(Winner pays shipping costs)

Here is my DT card for this week....
Card Recipe
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzaz, Pretty in Pink; Bazzil Swiss Dots
Tools: Martha Stewart Garden Trellis border punch; Stampin' Up! corner punch
Embellishments: Primas Roses, Kaiser Pearls Snow, Ribbon from stash

Thanks for visiting today. Please leave me a comment to let me know that you stopped by - I love to hear from you!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The PaperPlay Challenge - Week 3: "Back to Black"

Hello my crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by (again)!  Please join me for my first DT post for
 PaperPlay Challenges


We have a super fun challenge for you this week: 
Use a black base for your card

This challenge is sponsored by Meljen's Designs
Prize:  Winner's choice of 4 Meljen's digital images

Here is my DT card for this week....

Card Recipe
Digital Images from Meljen's Designs
Stamp: Flourishes by Hero Arts; Sentiment from Mo Manning's Kissy
Ink: Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder"Swiss Dots"; Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities; Stampin' Up! Oval punches
Paper: Stampin' Up! Basic Black & Bashful BlueEmbellishments: Lace & Rhinestones from stash; Stickles Stardust

Please check out the creations of my uber talented DT mates at PaperPlay Challenges, and do play along too! 

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenge #15: Let's Get Sentimental

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #86

Happy Thursday, Friends!

This week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge theme is "Martial Arts/Sports"

Sponsoring this challenge is our very own team mate Jo

For my DT sample I've used an image from Jo, which can also be found at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images

Card Recipe
Stamp: "Salsa Dancing Couple" by Jo at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images; Flourishes by Hero Arts
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Stampin' Up Word Window Punch; Quickutz "Diamonds" embossing folder.
Embellishments: Flowers and half pearls from stash.

Thanks for checking out my project today!  I hope you'll join our challenge this week at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - my team mates & I can't wait to see your creations!




Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #94

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun! We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is …

“Anything but a SQUARE!”

For this weeks challenge you will create a card that has a different non-traditional shape! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!

You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 22nd, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:


PRIZES:
1st Place - Choice of 3 digis
2nd Place - Choice of 2 digis
3rd Place - Choice of 1 digi
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PRIZE: 1st Place Winner gets choice of 10 digis


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PRIZE: 1st Place Winner gets choice of 4 digis

Here is my DT card using "Delores Dammage" from Kenny K Downloads

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join us for this week's super fun challenge!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello Friends!

I'm still out of town but wanted to wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! 

I'll be back at the craft table next week & hope to see you then!