Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boo! I Can See -- All Dressed Up for Halloween -- Stamping with my girls

Hi there!!
The girls & I did 
something really fun 
over the weekend!! We
all crafted cards with the cuties 
from All Dressed Up!! 

The characters of Wendy Burns are adorable and precious!!
My older daughter used some of the characters for her theme for her 8
year old sleepover earlier this month!! I made crafts and activities with the digis 
and my super talented friend, Michelle & I made party favors with the digi images, as well!!
(More info on that and a tute coming soon!!)

Here's my card featuring "Boo! I Can See You" which you can find in Wendy's etsy shop.

This week's lessons for the girls were:
ombré, grounding, & matting.
They learned a lot & even 
used some math!!

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up: Halloween
Love to Create: Halloween
2 Creative Chicks: Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity: Happy Halloween
Sweet Pea Stampers: Halloween
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss: Spooky

If you would like to see what the girls made,
You can find my older daughter's card HERE.
You can find my younger daughter's card HERE.
I know they would love to hear from you!!
See you soon for the YNS sneak peeks!!
Have a GREAT day!!
xo

All Dressed Up for a Magical Day -- Junior Stamper post -- Age 6

Hi!
I'm 6 years old and my nickname is Moonlight because I am a night owl like my mom and my favorite color is blue.
I like to color and this is my first card going on a blog.
I hope you like what I made with some of my favorite colors.

This image is called, "Magical Day" and it's by Wendy Burns.


We learned about ombre so I did an ombre dress.
We learned about grounding so I put some brown on the ground under the girl and cat.
We also learned about matting and I liked that part because I think math is fun!
I hope you like my card and you think it is cute and not spooky.

There are the challenges:
All Dressed Up: Halloween
Love to Create: Halloween
2 Creative Chicks: Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Totally Gorjuss: Spooky

You can find my older sister's card HERE.
You can find my mom's card HERE.
Thank you for looking at my coloring,
Moonlight, Age 6

Boo! I Can See You... -- Junior Stamper post -- Age 8

Hi! 
I am 8 years old and my mom is letting me share her blog so that I can try the Halloween challenges.
My nickname at home is "Sunshine" because I am an early riser and my favorite color is yellow. 
I hope you like my card.
I don't really like black too much so I colored my girl and cat grey
 and my mom found some grey polka dot paper to go on my card.

This image is called, "Boo, I Can See You" and it's by Wendy Burns.


My mom teaches my sister and me some crafting lessons each weekend. 
This weekend we learned about ombre, grounding, and matting.
Mom let us use spellbinders and dies for all of our matting except that we had to mat our image by measuring. 
I picked to do ombre in the hair, but my sister did ombre on the dress on her girl.
The last thing we added to our cards was the grounding. 
Mom says that it's so the characters don't look like they are floating. 
That's funny because I know they can't really float.

What do you think of my card?  
I tried to make it look just like my moms. 

I am going to enter my card into some Halloween challenges:
All Dressed Up: Halloween
Love to Create: Halloween
2 Creative Chicks: Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Totally Gorjuss: Spooky

Thank you for looking at my art work.
My little sister's card is HERE.
My mom's card is HERE.
We had a lot of fun!!
Sunshine, Age 8

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Belinda Bones -- Loves Rubberstamps Halloween Challenge

Hi there!!
Welcome back to another fun Tuesday challenge with Loves Rubberstamps!!
Our theme is week is: HALLOWEEN and it's probably one of the last weeks for you to post your 
sensational Halloween crafts and cards for this season!! 
So, shake a leg...make something SPOOKY or CUTE with the theme of HALLOWEEN and 
don't forget to link up @ Loves Rubberstamps this week where we always have 
PRIZES and a lot of FUN!!!  See you there!!  :) :) :)  


I had a lot of inspiration this week for my card!!
As I was surfing the web this weekend, the lovely Kimmie from Kraftin' Kimmie posted a sketch and I saw a BINGO board at Sassy Studio that I knew would be just perfect for this fabulous image, 
The line that I chose on the BINGO board was:  Bones, Purple, Ribbon, & Bling!!
I hunted on etsy for just the right DP & found some digi papers from Prettygrafikdesign and they were 60% off so I bought 2 different sets to make my card. 

DISCLAIMER ALERT:
I want to share a little word about the coloring of what I considered to be a tutu over her tights and leotard.
The look that I was going for was the kind of tutus that my girls wear to dance class for Halloween week. We use elastic waist bands and add 2 strips of black tulle tied on, 2 strips of dark purple tulle, back to the black tulle, and so on and and so forth until the tutu is full all the way around with strips and strips of tulle.
Now only AFTER I colored this did I realize that it looks like "pleats gone wrong"
and I really regret my decision... but live and learn!!  One of my girls guessed it right away and said, that looks like my purple tutu... so I do have a consolation prize in the end... LOL!!
But... then the other said that the whole card was "too busy"!!  *Sigh*
If you would like to see my coloring of pleats that actually look like pleats... you can click HERE.
Ok, I feel a ton better after that disclaimer!!  Hee hee!!



I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges: KKS #202 -- It's a Sketch!
Sassy Studio Designs: Halloween Blog Hop BINGO
Crafts 4 Eternity: Happy Halloween
Perfectly Rustics: Patterned Paper
Sweet Pea Stampers: Halloween
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs: Halloween
Totally Gorjuss: Spooky


Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I have been buried under crafts all week in anticipation of Thursday!!
I hope that you will join me @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for the Halloween challenge!! 
So sorry, I've been a total slacker about coming around to visit this week ~~!!!
Don't worry, I will check out all of the posts that I may have missed!!
OH!!! and please pop back tomorrow... 
I will be sharing 3 FUN Halloween 
projects... yep... 3 !!!  :) :)
See you soon!!
xo

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Trick or Treat Fhiona -- Loves Rubberstamps

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
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This is Happy Halloween Fhiona from YNS and because Laura is going to stock these new
YNS clear stamps in the store,  I decided to make a fun Halloween trick or treat card
to preview these super cute stamps!!

My camera was being sooooooo naughty today!!
I must have taken 80 pics today trying to get one that wasn't blurry...?!?
I hope nothing is wrong with my sweet baby camera as it is not very old at all !!
This pic was the best that I can do and it's not up to snuff in my opinion!!
Oh, well ~~ when the clock hits 3:00am you think, ya know what...??
That one is starting to look better and better!!!  LOL!!  ;) ;)

Here are the products that I used on my card:


Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Halloween Linky Party
Stamping with the Dragon: Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity: Happy Halloween
Card Makin' Mamas: Trick or Treat
The Pink Elephant: Trick or Treat
Perfectly Rustics: Patterned Paper
Eureka Stamps: Halloween Colors
Whoopsi Daisy: Halloween Colors
Sweet Pea Stampers: Halloween
Cut It Up: Halloween or DOTD
Make My Monday: Halloween
Di's Digi Designs: Halloween
Crafty Boots: Halloween
Totally Gorjuss: Spooky
365 Cards: Halloween
YNS: Inspiration Pic
Hi Jan!! :) LOL


I'll be seeing you again and again this week as I have a TON of
 fun Halloween projects left to post before Thursday!!
I do hope that you aren't sick of them yet... LOL
The girls have some cards to post, as well...
which will be cute to see, right??!   
See you soon and thanks 
for stopping by!
xo

Friday, October 25, 2013

Magical Meg --YNS Fun Friday

Happy Friday to YOU!!!
I have a super fun image for you today 
from YNS and the new digital line of stamps!!  

Here is Magical Meg and I colored her up yesterday with copics 
and some really bright purple Shin-han makers!! 
They have some really fantastic brights if you haven't checked them out yet!!

Our awesome leader, Karen from YNS, is having her birthday today!!!
A great BIG birthday shout out goes out to her!!
Have you checked out the newest stamps yet??
There are fabulous new winter and holiday stamps on the site!!


I love the fun papers that really coordinate well with this image!!
My fave Halloween paper pack is called, Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade.
I used some yellow Tim Holtz stickles, orange stickles, and some clear over the lime green star.

Let me know what you think of the cat fur... I have tried a new technique from a tutorial shared with me by my friend Tracy Mac.  :) :)  You can find it right here.
(Oh!!!  and pay no attention to any of the dress to the left of the kitty's bum bum!!!
I may or may not have dropped my black marker there... LOL!!!
 I tried to fix it as best as I could, but cleaning up black is NOT easy!!)

As you may know, at YNS you can choose to use the sketch or the inspiration pic 
or you can use both.  I chose the Halloween inspiration pic for my card!!


Here's this month's sketch and inspiration pic.
You can use one of them or both!!

The October challenge runs all month long, so there is one week left to play along!!
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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craftin' Desert Divas: Halloween Linky Party
Through the Purple Haze: AG/Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween Colors
Perfectly Rustics: Patterned Paper
Eureka Stamps: Halloween Colors
Whoopsi Daisy: Halloween Colors
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Imagination Crafts: Halloween
C is for Challenge: Halloween
Make My Monday: Halloween
Crafty Boots: Halloween

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
I'm so happy that you did!!
I hope that you aren't too sick of my Halloween projects yet...?!?!
Only a few more days, but I honestly just can't get enough of the bright fun colors!!
See you soon!!
xo

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WINNERS!! WINNERS!!! Lots of WINNERS!!!

Hi there!!
As promised, here is the Thursday
Winner's Post for my recent BIG BLOG CANDY

First up... 
Who is the lucky winner of the 


MAU XX is the LUCKY 
WINNER!!
Here is what she has won...
$50.00 store voucher to an online retailer of her choice!!
&
A huge lot of dies
A pack of spellbinders
Some new stamps
Ribbon 
Bling
Buttons 
Washi
&
Ink!!
WOW!!
Way to go Mau!!

Please send me your postal details!!
I do ship worldwide!!
:) :) :)


And... drumroll... 
Here is the WINNER of the 2 
clear stamp sets from Tiddly Inks!!
Who is lucky #37 from the Tiddly Inks post?

Julie E. is the LUCKY WINNER!!
Please contact me with your postal details!!
:) :) :)  


Here is a FUN little                                              SURPRISE for the
BIG BLOG CANDY FRIENDS                           who just joined me here
these last few weeks...
MAU please tell me how you found my blog or who sent you my way.
I would like to send them a little "THANK YOU" prize pack!!
Thank you to everyone who sent a new friend my way!!
I'm super excited to get to know all of you!!
See you tomorrow for my YNS post!!
Oh, & a new candy
will be starting
very, very
soon!
xo

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sweet Treats for You -- Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
Welcome back to another fun Tuesday challenge with Loves Rubberstamps!!
Our theme is week is: Trick or Treat and I don't know about you, but
I ALWAYS pick TREAT!!!  :) :) :) 

This week we are challenging you to make something with a tricky element or a treat holder.
So, let's get creative and don't forget to link up @ Loves Rubberstamps this week!!
(More details about the cards w. tricky elements on the blog!)

I am so grateful to my bloggy friends for the get well wishes and I'm so happy to report
that today (Monday) I am finally starting to feel like myself again and 
even went out for a little bit on an errand this afternoon!!

Here are my lollipop treat holders and because I used the scraps from my tags project
they all coordinate beautifully which makes this OCD crafter smile!!
These are so fun and easy that the girls helped me!!
They love running things through the Big Shot!!
Most of the work is die cutting and they
LOVED IT!!  :) :) 

The base of each lollipop holder is card stock.
I used scraps of paper from the tags project for the little medallions
and the lollipop treat holder fronts.  Because I only used DP on the front
of my treat holders, I was able to make a lot more of them with less DP.
Here are the products that I used on my lollipop treat holders:


I am entering them into the following challenges:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Halloween Linky Party
Through the Purple Haze: AG/Halloween
Craft My Life: Anything Goes (No Cards)
Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween Colors
Perfectly Rustics: Patterned Paper
The Pink Elephant: Trick or Treat
Eureka Stamps: Halloween Colors
Whoopsi Daisy: Halloween Colors
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Imagination Crafts: Halloween
C is for Challenge: Halloween
Make My Monday: Halloween
Lexi's Creations: Halloween
Crafty Boots: Halloween

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
I will post the winners from the recent 
blog candy and start the new 
BLOG CANDY
on Thursday!!!
xo

Sunday, October 20, 2013

BIG NEWS !! -- ROSE FAIRY-- Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
Hope you are well!!
This week has been really rough, but I am swinging in at the last minute 
to post the one and only card I made this week...
From neck pains to back pains and then fun flu symptoms...this was not my week.
But, since I know many people and crafty friends w/ loved ones in the 
hospital this week... I have no room to complain!!

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop
The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration!
One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot 
and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a 
$20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  
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This is "Rose Fairy" by Crafty Sentiments Designs and I just adore her!!
The seam binding & little mushrooms are from my friend, Amanda!!
Thanks girl for the crafty goodies!!!  xo

...and here's MY BIG NEWS!!!

I am going to be a GUEST DESIGNER for 
Crafty Sentiments Designs for the next 3 MONTHS!!
Woot!! Woot!!  I am sooooooo excited about it!!!
YAY!!   Here's my cool new badge:

Laura at Loves Rubberstamps has just stocked a bunch of FABULOUS 
Crafty Sentiments stamps in the store and you can find them 
HERE and there is a coupon code right now for 10% off
CRAFTYSENTIMENTS 

Here are the products that I used on my card:

Here is the blog hop order & **Joni** is up next. 

**Joni**
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Alphabet Challenge: R is for Roses
Hiding in My Craft Room: Color It
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
Inkspirational: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers: Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks: Layers

I haven't forgotten about my BLOG CANDY WINNER
and TIDDLY CANDY WINNER!!
The WINNERS POST will be this THURSDAY!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Have a GREAT weekend!!
xo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tiddly Inks -- GDT -- Halloween with Wryn

Today is the last day to add your name to the HUGE Blog Candy!!
Please CLICK HERE to find out more info & add your name!!
All followers of this blog... old and new are eligible!!
This is my 2nd post today...please scroll down or click HERE for Loves Rubberstamps

Hi there!!
*** It's my 6th month in Blog Land!!! ***
Check the bottom of this post for giveaway info!!
Today's card is for my guest spot at Tiddly Inks and the challenge theme is Halloween!!
I chose "Too Cute to Spook Witchy Wryn" as my image and I paired her with "eerie scene" from Make It Crafty.
I learned how to merge digital images this week and I am soooooooooooooooo addicted!!!!
If you don't know how to merge them yet, you can find a great tutorial right HERE.




I hope you will join us this week at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog with the Halloween theme.  
Just remember to use a Tiddly Inks image on your card or project and you are good to go!!

There were no markers harmed during the making of this card... 
But 50 copics and shin-hans were used until they cried out for mercy!!
If you would like a list of colors for something specific... just leave me a comment.
I have all of the colors written down in my sketchbook and I still have the 
collection bucket that I used for them here on my desk!!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Send a Smile for Kids: Bright Colors for Kids
Digi Makeover Challenge: Clean & Simple
Paper Crafting Journey: Halloween Colors
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Catered Crop: Orange is the New Black
Tammy's Scrappin Corner: Fall Colors
The Pink Elephant: Photo Inspiration
The Crazy Challenge: Halloween
Craftin' Desert Divas: Halloween
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Halloween
Di's Digis: Colors of Halloween
Kraftyhands: Halloween Colors
Parade Your Crafts: Halloween
Simply Create Too: Halloween
Imagination Crafts: Halloween
Creative Creations: Halloween
ABC Challenges: Halloween
Lexi's Creations: Halloween
Crafty Calendar: Halloween
Stamp & Create: Halloween
Without Words: Pumpkins
2 Sisters: Anything Goes
Squigglefly: Halloween
Crafty Catz: Halloween
Stamps & Fun: Autumn

Phew!!!!  That's a whole LOT of Linking!!!
LOL!!!  This is by far a new record for me!!

Besides my Huge Blog Candy that is going on right now & ending soon...
I also have a little Tiddly Inks surprise for you!!!
Leave a comment on this post (& be a follower of this blog) & you
will be entered to WIN 2 CLEAR stamp sets from Tiddly Inks!! Woot!! Woot!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment!!
xo

Hello, Pumpkin -- Loves Rubberstamps


If you are looking for my HUGE BLOG CANDY PRIZE PACK post, please CLICK HERE.
This is post 1 of 2 for today...

Hi there!!
Welcome back to another fun Tuesday challenge with Loves Rubberstamps!!
I love pumpkin everything... pumpkin butter, pumpkin breads, muffins, cheesecake, you name it!!
We actually put pumpkin in our pancakes every time we make them just for added moisture and nutrition!!
Yum, Yum, Yum!!!
This week we are challenging you to make something with pumpkins or leaves!!
So grab your dies, embossing folders, patterned papers, etc...
& link up with us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week!!

I have used Punkin Beatrice by CC Designs on my A2 card this week with some 
pumpkin paper by Doodlebug Designs, (of course!!) 
Here are the products that I used on my card:

If you missed my post from Sunday,
it also featured some cute characters from 
CC Designs called, Meoples.  You can find them HERE.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids: Bright Colors for Kids
Paper Crafting Journey: Halloween Colors
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Catered Crop: Orange is the New Black
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Di's Digis: Colors of Halloween
Kraftyhands: Halloween Colors
Simply Create Too: Halloween
Crafty Calendar: Halloween
2 Sisters: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Halloween

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you haven't added your name to my BIG BLOG CANDY PRIZE PACK yet... you can CLICK HERE to find out more info!!
Have a GREAT day!!
xo