Thursday, September 22, 2011

Magical Winter Moments

Today is a wonderfully "cool" blog hop with Sparkle N Sprinkle! Click HERE to start at the beginning where you will be treated to all sorts of "Magical Winter Moments" by the Sparkle Team!  I am not in the blog hop, but wanted to share a wintry card with you anyway! And I do have blog candy - still celebrating being a SCS Dirty Girl, so today is more blog candy, and announcements of previous winners! Keep reading!

My card today is made using images from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Stamp Set 348 - Birds. I stamped the Chickadees and A Chirpy Hello with Pinecone VersaColor ink and then heat embossed using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I only inked part of the sentiment so it would fit within my circle.
Aren't they just adorable? I think Chickadees are so sweet and cute! Take a look at this gorgeous photo:
Sparkle N Sprinkle is having a Design Team Call and you can read all about it HERE!

And now for the week's blog candy winners (random drawing) so far:
Grab bag of 30 Unity stamps - AllisonG
Spellbinders Rose Blossom Edgeabilities - Donna Clark
Email me (left sidebar) with your addresses!! Congratulations~!
And today I have Verve's Harvest  Blessings up for grabs! 
Be sure to leave a comment and mention the word "candy" so I will know you are interested! Tell your friends! A winner will be drawn on Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by today! 

Challenges for this card:
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - dies or punches
Bearly Mine - Button it up (use one or more buttons)
Sisterhood of Crafters  - birds
Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons & Bling
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Creature Comforts



Stamps: Birds by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Eskimo Kisses DP by Basic Grey, Teal, Super Smooth White by Prism
Ink: Copic marker, Pinecone VersaColor
Accessories:Spellbinders dies, Kaiser pearls, SU! seam binding, MS border punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF, button, snowflake charm, PTI twine

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Horse is A Horse

Today's card was totally inspired by a piece of paisley designer paper that I have had on my stamp table forever.  I finally decided I had better use it up!
My images are by TLC Creations and colored with Copic Markers. Paulette is holding a new Design Team Call right now. She is wonderful to work with and I love her digital art! Check it out!

Challenges for this card:
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Men Only 
Card Cupids - Anything Goes 
Gingerloft - Vintage or Distressed  
Pile It On - Colours of Fall/Autumn



 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sing Sing Sing!

Welcome to "Sing Your Art Out" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends, customers, and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict song titles! It might be our favorite song, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Yolanda's, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose song-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a singin' wingin' way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the hop. The winners will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, September 21. Here is the complete hop order:


My standard A2 card is made with Halloween Definition - 2206 and Skeleton - 2215 using Eerie DP by Basic Grey. I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The balloon is colored with Copic markers. The little brad in the corner has a black cat that says 'hiss' but it sure is hard to photograph!

Here is what it looks like with the tag out:
And my song?
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones......Are you singing along? :)
I hope you have had fun on our sing-along hop today! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you are eligible for the hopper prize! Deadline for comment entries is Tuesday, September 20, at 10 PM. 

Be sure to check out the Hambo Stamps Design Team Call too! You could be one of the next Bacon Bits! Hambo Stamps is also on Facebook and Twitter!

Thanks for stopping by today. If you didn't see my fun news this week, scroll down one post!
To help me celebrate, I am offering Blog Candy every day this next week that I post. Today I am offering Spellbinders Rose Blossom Edgeabilities! Be sure to mention the word "candy" in your comment, so I know you are interested! Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp - Song as Inspiration
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes 
 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Secret Is Out!!! I Am A............


I AM A DIRTY GIRL!!! 
Oh my GOODNESS!! I can finally shout it from the rooftops!  
It is so hard to keep that secret for so long (a month!), so it is a good thing I could share it with my family and with my new Splitcoaststampers DIRTY DOZEN sister, Eva Dobilas!  Both Eva and I are honored and excited beyond belief! In Eva's words, "Something any stamper would wish and hope for, an honor of being asked to join THE most ELITE designers in the stamping world!" I am thrilled, humbled, nervous and excited all at the same time!! (And I am sure about now my daughter would say, "Mom, quit using so many exclamation points.")

I would love to be able to share my creations with you that I made for this month's Dirty Dozen Gallery, but that is one of the perks of being a Fan Club member at SCS, so it will be a few months before I can post them here. I can show you a little sneak peek of some though, and, if you are not already a member, I urge you to join the Fan Club today! CLICK HERE to join.

Some sneak peeks!


To celebrate, I will be giving away some fun candy every time I post here for the next week! I am just so excited, I want to share that with you! You all inspire me with your talents and your friendship every day. Thank you!

Today I am giving away a grab bag of 30 brand-new assorted stamps from Unity! If you are interested in winning, just leave me a comment on this post and make sure you say "candy" in there somewhere so I will know whose name to throw in the hat! A winner will be drawn from all interested on Sunday.

A special shout-out to Monica Hunter, of Hambo Stamps, for having the confidence and faith in me a few years ago to ask me to be on her Design Team - my very first. :) 

And thank you, Lydia Fielder, for the confidence and faith you have in me to be a part of the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Have a GREAT DAY!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Trying New Colors

I tend to gravitate toward the same colors all the time. This past week I made something that was an unusual color combination for me. Take a look:
Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pale Plum, Sahara Sand

Cherry Cobbler and Pale Plum are not colors I would normally use together, but I surely do like the way it turned out! You can read all about how this card came together on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog here

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will come back each day this week, as I have lots planned to share with you - and some FUN candy on Thursday! :)

Stamps: Happy Birthday & Spring Backgrounds by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pale Plum, Sahara Sand, Tim Holtz DP
Ink: VersaMark, VersaColor Pinecone
Accessories: Black Detail EP, Taupe ribbon (SU!), MS edge punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die & Donna Salazar Rose die, jumbo pearlized brad

Monday, September 12, 2011

Revisiting House Mouse!

Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Birthday Celebration! It has been three years since House Mouse and Friends started their challenges. I was on the early design team, and was asked to be a part of this fun hop and help celebrate today! I am thrilled to be a part of the birthday party! If you arrived here from my friend, Lori Barnett's blog, you are in the right place! Otherwise you might want to go back and start at Vicki Parson's so you don't miss out on any fun goodies along the way!

Here is my card:
I stamped Monica's Gift in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I colored my image in with Copic markers. Click on the photo for a close-up view~
Now on to Janneke de Jong's blog. She was also on the team with me way back then and I am sure she has a delight to show you! Thanks for stopping by! There are some wonderful prizes/candy involved today, so be sure to leave everyone a comment along the way and play along with the challenge! 

And speaking of candy, I forgot to post the winner of the Totally Stampalicious Witch Brawd set from the Fall Fest blog hop! So sorry! Congratulations to Neva! Neva, email me (see sidebar) so I can send your set out to you! Have a great day, everyone!

Stamps: Monica's Gift by House Mouse
Paper: Prism Super Smooth White, Echo Park DP
Ink: Copic markers and VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Accessories: paper piercer, circle cutter, Sassafras Vintage Rose and Purple In A Stitch Blossoms, Heidi Grace epoxy Sentiments 2, Really Reasonable Ribbon Baker's Twine, Ranger Clear EP

Saturday, September 10, 2011

TWELVE NEW SETS!

Oh my goodness! Check out all of the wonderful new sets that Rubber Stamp Tapestry has just released! That and so much more for ceramic, fabric, jewelry and paper stamping! I am so excited! 
My RST card today is not from one of the new sets, but it is one of my favorite sets!
I made this for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge today. I chose this little notecard for my inspiration piece and thought that the LOVE SET was perfect! I scored some lines to add dimension and then added some ruffled ribbon for a wedding garter look.

Be sure to check out all of the new RST items -- I love this company!
Other challenges for this card:
Crafty Catz - ribbons 
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Patties Creations - Girly things 
Show and Tell - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a Song (Luther Vandross - The Power of Love)
Paper Play - Use 2 or more stamped images
The Rubber Cafe - No Designer Paper
Stampin' B's -  Make an Anniversary card
Stamps: Love Set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: PTI and Prism White
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Romance (retired)
Accessories: ruffled white ribbon, pearls, Scor-Pal, Spellbinders die

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the U.S. would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you (like me!), so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists.

Thanks for visiting us - grab yourself a nice fall beverage and enjoy!
Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:

My fall card is made for a cute October love note! I used Falling For You by Paper Smooches. I stamped the bat in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored in with my C1, C3 and C5 Copic markers. His eyes are colored in with Only Orange and a Spica Glitter pen. The scalloped cork background was cut with my Grand Calibur using a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die. My fun puffy satin bat trim is from May Arts. Click on the photo for a close-up view!

I have some fun Halloween blog candy up for grabs too! From Totally Stampalicious it's Witch Brawd! Take a peek:
If you would like to win this set, be sure to leave a comment and put "blog candy" in there somewhere with a way for me to contact you if you are the winner! I will draw a random winner from all interested and post here on Thursday, September 8, so you have until Wednesday midnight CST to comment!

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day here in the low 70's - full of sunshine! So a friend and I went to our State Fair in the next town. I haven't been to a State Fair in probably 30 years, so it was really fun to see the exhibits (oh my goodness - the QUILTS!), ride the ferris wheel, eat funnel cake, and try to win giant stuffed animals! Oh, and the baby goats were adorable!! What did you do this weekend?

Keep hopping along so you don't miss one little thing! Next is the amazing and talented Jenna Barber! Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps: Falling For You by Paper Smooches
Paper: Eerie DP by Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Super Smooth White by Prism
Ink: Copic markers C1, C3, C5, Only Orange marker (SU!), Spica Glitter pen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Corkstock Adhesive (Canvas Home Basics), Spellbinders Penant, Oval and Scalloped Oval dies, Fiskars Threaded Ribbon Edge Punch, May Arts satin bat cutouts