Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Home For The Holidays ~ Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday. Before I get to my project I want to let you know that today is my last day as a Whimsical Wednesday designer and although I am really sad to say goodbye to such wonderful design sisters. I am very excited for what the new year will bring in the crafting world. :)

Today's challenge is to create a

"Winter or Christmas theme home decor project."

For my project I made a Christmas present centerpiece for my kitchen table.


The tag was cut from the Cricut Very Merry tags cartridge and stamped with "No Peeking" from Stephanie's "Snow Much Fun" stamp set. To top it off I made a bow out of ribbon.


Here is a close up of the tag and the super cute sentiment. :)


Here is a close up of the bow with a snowflake brad.

To see what the other wonderful DT memebers have created for this challenge please head on over to the Whimsical Designs blog.

Our wonderful Sponsor this challenge is our wonderful DT sister Nanne.
Nanne has donated a variety of Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Supplies. Thank you Nanne!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY CRAFTY FRIENDS!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge "Winter Fun"

Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday. Today's challenge is to create a project with a
"Winter theme and must have something sparkly."

This week I decided to make a 8.5 x 11 double layout. The snowman was cut from the Cricut " Winter Frolic " cartridge. The sign was free hand and stamped with the "Got Snow?" The little boy and girl were cut from the Cricut " Everyday Paper Dolls " cartridge and stamped with PK faces. Last but not least the sign was cut from the Cricut " Freshly Picked " cartridge. and Stamped with " Baby it's cold outside".
To see what the other wonderful DT memebers have created for this challenge please head on over to the Whimsical Designs blog.

We have 2 wonderful DT Members that are Sponsoring this challenge:

1.Nanne has donated a variety of Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Supplies. Thank you Nanne!!
2. Cindy From Cindy's Scraptastic Designs has donated 3 of her fabulous digital stamps. Thank you Cindy!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Scraptastic Mondays!

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Scraptastic Monday!
Today's challenge is "Winter Wonderland." Create a card or project with a snowman or snow flake and have a winter wonderland theme. I want to remind everyone that although the DT is using Cindy's adorable digis, you do not have to. We want this challenge to be open to everyone so you may use your Cricut or other digis to enter the challenge as long as you follow the challenge theme.

For my card I used Cindy's "Friendly Snowman" image. (You can find it HERE.) I colored him with my Bic markers and added Stickles. For the background paper I used my Martha Stewart Punch and layered it to give it a great texture. Last but not least the sentiment is from Stephanie at Whimsical Designs new stamp set called "Snow Much Fun". (You will find them HERE.)

To see what the other wonderful DT members have come up with please go visit the Scraptastic Mondays blog.

Frist prize for this weeks challenge is:
Stephanie has donated one of her new Release "Snow Much Fun" Stamp set . Thank you so mush Stephanie for this GREAT prize.!!

Second prize for this weeks challenge is:
One random winner will receive 3 digi's of your choice.
Have a great day!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Whimsical Designs Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our Whimsical Designs Stamp Release blog hop. If you came here from the very talented Karen then you are in the right spot but if you just happened to swing by then you will want to start at the beginning at Whimsical Designs so as not to miss out on any of the amazing projects or blog candy.

I am so excited to be showing you some of the projects I've made using Stephanie's wonderful stamps. I had so much fun playing with them and I love how beautifully they stamp!!

For my first project I made a card for my friend that just had a baby. I used my new Spellbinders Nestabilities ( Label 17 ) to cut the beautiful background shape. The cute little stork was cut from the Cricut Lite "Sugar and Spice" cartridge. To finish it off I added black crinkle ribbon and stamped the sentiment from the "Whimsical Fun Vol 1" set on to glitter paper.

For this project I chose to do a layout. on this project the stamps are "Elves at Work!" and "No Peeking" both of these sentiments are from the "Snow Much Fun" set.
The cartridges I used are: Paper Doll Dress Up, Winter Frolic, Create a Critter, and Freshly Picked.

Here is my last project. For this card the adorable cake was cut from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. I added crinkle ribbon, Stickles, and white gel pen. For the sentiment I used "Everyday Sentiments". I hope you enjoyed my project. I can't wait to see what I will create when you buy Stephanie's stamps. I know you're going to love them as much as I do!!
Now you are off to the wonderful Margie

GRAND PRIZE

One random winner will get a prize pack that will include two Stampin' Up ink pads (Black and Chocolate Chip), one medium sized acrylic stamp block from Stampin' Up and one pack of Stampin' Up White Card Stock. In order to be eligible for the grand prize they must become a follower of the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment on all the Whimsical Designers blogs under their hop post.
For extra chances to win the grand prize
1. Advertise the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop Stamp release on Facebook and go to the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment that you did.

2. Blog about the Whimsical Designs Stamp Release Blog Hop and leave a comment at the Whimsical Designs Blog saying that you did.

You must include the links to the post in your comment.





Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday.
Today's challenge is "Layer It"
Make a card or project with a winter or Christmas theme and it must have layers.


For my card today I colored Cindy's adorable digi stamp, "Sweet Hot Coco". You can purchase it HERE. I paper pieced the polka dot paper on to the cup and added glossy accents to give it the feeling of a real mug. The holly berries were also done twice and popped on foam tape. For the background paper I punched out strips from Martha Stewart's "Double Loop Weave" punch and layered them on red cardstock. To finish it off I used Stickles and my gel pen.
To see what the other wonderful DT ladies have created for this challenge please swing by the Whimsical Designs Blog.

Our sponsor for this week is our fabulous and talented design sister Nanne. Nanne has donated a variety of Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Supplies. Thank you Nanne!!

JUST A QUICK REMINDER.


This Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd, at 7:00 am EST each day, the Design Team will be sharing their projects and sneak peeks of Stephanie's new stamp sets. We will reveal the entire four stamp sets on Friday night, December 2nd at 7:00 pm EST during the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Exciting Announcement!!

This Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd, at 7:00 am EST each day, the Design Team will be sharing their projects and sneak peeks showcasing Stephanie's new stamp line!!. We will reveal the entire four stamp sets on Friday night, December 2nd at 7:00 pm EST during the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop! Remember, that last week's challenge will remain open only until Friday, December 2nd at 12:00 pm EST. All participants in last week's challenge will be entered to win ALL FOUR SETS!!! We will announce the winner of all four stamp sets during the stamp release blog hop Friday night.



There will also be one random Grand Prize winner for the Blog Hop. One random winner will get a prize pack that will include two Stampin' Up ink pads (Black and Chocolate Chip), one medium sized acrylic stamp block from Stampin' Up and one pack of Stampin' Up White Card Stock.
In order to be eligible for the grand prize, you must become a follower of the Whimsical Designs Blog and leave a comment on all the Whimsical Designers Blogs under their blog hop post.

For extra chances to win the grand prize:

1. Advertise the Whimsical Designs Blog Hop Stamp release on Facebook and go to the Whimsical Designs Blog and leave a comment that you did;

2. Blog about the Whimsical Designs Stamp Release Blog Hop and leave a comment at the Whimsical Designs Blog saying that you did.
(You must include the links to the post in your comment.)

I really hope you all join us and play along and help us to spread the word about this fun filled kick-off week to the Whimsical Designs stamp release!

Make sure to come back this Wednesday for an all new Whimsical Designs challenge too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday!
today our challenge is to add texture to to any card or project.
(Also as a reminder this challenge is only going to be open for one week instead of two.)


For my card I added texture in the embossing and also with the Chocolate brown tulle. The adorable image is "Sweet Scarecrow" and you can get it from Cindy's store HERE.

To see what the other DT girls have come up with and to play along please go to the Whimsical Wednesday blog.
Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Thanksgiving!!


I have incredible news to share with you! Stephanie's new stamps are coming out soon that we are having a celebration NEXT WEEK! The Whimsical Designs sneak peeks will be on Thursday (December 1st) and Friday (December 2nd) at 7:00am EST. The stamp reveal Blog Hop will be on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm EST. One random winner who enters this week's challenge will win all four stamp sets in Stephanie's very first release! How exciting! Want to see a sneak peek photo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scraptastic Mondays!

Welcome to another wonderful Scraptastic Mondays!
For this challenge we are to make a card any fold (no A2 of shape) and must include ribbon and a die cut or punch.

For my card I chose to make a Z fold card. The image is "Snowman Cutie" and you can purchase it from Cindy's store HERE
The image is colored with my Bic markers and the Stickles were added to make the snow sparkle. For the punch element I punched snowballs with my 3/8 punch.

Here is my card when you open it up.
I hope you enjoyed my card. To see what the other DT girls have created please swing by the Scraptastic Blog HERE.
I'm so excited to see what you create when you come and play with us. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Designing for Decorate to Celebrate ~ Jungle/Safari First Birthday

Today I am Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate!!

This month at DTC, there is a HUGE birthday celebration going on to celebrate Rhonda’s and Amy’s Birthdays. With this being a Birthday Celebration, I decided to share with you the decorations I made for my baby’s first Birthday.

We chose to have a Baby Jungle/Safari themed party for our little guy. For the goody bags I used Create a Critter for the hippo and zebra, and for the elephant and monkey I used New Arrival.

The banner was made using Birthday Bash, New Arrival, and Create a Critter.
(This is so much cuter in person!!)

The next few pictures are closeups of the cute baby animals.



I made these as wall decor.

These are the cupcakes we did instead of cake. The toppers were finger puppets that the kids had so much fun playing with.

And here is our sweet little man enjoying his cake and ice cream!

Please swing by the DTC blog to see what the other guest designers have come up with and to enter your birthday creations into the challenge.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is just a quick post to announce the winner of the "Scraptastic Blog hop".
The winner was chosen with random dot org and the winner is.

Becky Dunham

Becky, please send me an email to starspaperpassion@gmail.com
with your mailing address so I can get your goodies out to you.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday!
Today's challenge is " Happy Turkey Day"
For this challenge you will need to create a card or any kind of project with a Thanksgiving theme.


This year for Thanksgiving I am making activity bags for my kids so they will have something to do while the grown ups are busy. (you can see the goody bag Here.) So today I made coloring books for them. The turkey was cut from the Cricut "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge.
The back ground papers are all scraps and are embossed with Cuttlebug's "Houndstooth" folder.
(I kept these very simple since they are for little kids.)


Here is the inside.
All of the coloring pages are Cindy's Digital Stamps. You will find them HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my project. Please to to Whimsical Designs to see what the our wonderful ladies have come up with for this weeks challenge. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scraptastic Mondays

Welcome to our very first challenge at Scraptastic Monday's.
The challenge today is to make a
Thanksgiving themed bag or box and it must include a tag, stitching, and button.
We would love for you to use one of Cindy's digis but if you don't have any yet that is fine to. You are also welcome to use your Cricut or another digi. We want everyone to be able to play along with us. :)

This year for Thanksgiving I think I am going to make little activity bags for my kids so they will have something fun to do while the the grown ups are busy cooking.
Here is the one I made for my oldest.

For my project I cut my bag and tag from the Cricut "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge. The Orange cardstock and polka dot ribbon are "Dusty Durango" from Stampin' Up. My kraft cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebugs "Polka dot" folder and my fabulous image is from Cindy's store HERE and is called "Happy Thanksgiving" To finish my project off I wrote in my son's name and added faux stitching with my gel pens. To see what the other fabulous DT members have created please go to Scraptasic Mondays.
Can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

~ Scraptastic Designs Blog Hop ~

Welcome to the Scraptastic Designs blog hop!!
This hop is to kick off our "SCRAPTASTIC MONDAYS" challenge. Starting November 7th at 10:00am and we will have a new challenge every week.

If you came are here from Karen's blog then you are in the right place but if you just happened to be stopping by you will want to start at the beginning which is Cindy's blog.

For my project today I chose to use the image "Sweet Gingerbread Tags". This actually comes with 2 images a girl & a boy. For my project I chose to use only the boy.
I printed the stamps out on Kraft cardstock and then colored them in with my bic markers. (I was inspired to did this by DCWV's new kraft paper stacks.) I used Viva Decors pearl pen in Cream to color the frosting. It gives it such a great effect! I then added Twine, buttons, and stitching to finish off my card

Here is a close up of this wonderfully cute and fun Digi.

Now you should be off to Shelly's Blog

But before you go I have some surprise blog candy to giveaway.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and come back to see if you have won.
Also Our wonderful Cindy is doing a grand prize giveaway of 3 wonderful digis and a pack of Prisma colored pencils!!

Don't forget to join us every Monday for new fun challenges!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday.
First off I want to start my post with some very exciting announcements. Drum roll please……
I am very excited to announce that I‘ve been asked back for another term as a Whimsical Wednesday Designer! Also, our wonderful founder Stephanie from Whimsical-Designs (formally “Always Crafting”) will be coming out with her very own stamp line!!

She has some openings for permanent positions and also guest designer positions. Please go to Whimsical Designs for more information. :)
I can’t wait to start showcasing these fabulous new stamps. You are going to LOVE them!! The release date is just round the corner so you are going to want to stayed tuned for the next few days to get all the information. J
Alright, now on to my project.

Today’s challenge is- “Any Thing Goes”
For my project I decided to make an 8.5x11 scrapbook page of my oldest child. I am so grateful for ALL of my wonderful children but for this challenge I chose to focus specifically on him. He has been so amazing and wonderful in this last year since the baby came. He is always so willing to help in any way possible changing, diapers, making bottles, reading to his other siblings, and even helping them with homework if I’m busy with the baby; all with little to no complaint. I don’t know what I would do without him. He is such a blessing in my life!!
For this layout I cut the title from 2 of the fonts on Cricut’s “Boys Will Be Boys” cartridge. The second thing I cut was the files on the side of the photo, these were cut from the Cricut “From My Kitchen” Cartridge.

Here they are pulled out so you can see them. My husband and I have written a letter to our son on these cards telling him how much we love him and how grateful we are for everything he does but for privacy reasons I chose to take the picture before writing the letter. J
Our sponsor for this week is our fabulous and talented design sister Nanne. Nanne has donated a variety of Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Supplies. Thank you Nanne!!
To see what the other amazing designers have come up with please go to our Whimsical Wednesday page HERE at Whimsical-Designs. (Whimsical Wednesdays new home.)
One last thing before you go. I want to remind everyone about the Scraptastic blog hop happening on November, 4th at 7:00pm EST.
A Scraptastic Blog Hop
There will be blog candy and fabulous inspiration along the way!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just a reminder....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! We had a fabulous time with friends and family.
My 4-year-old princess begged me to post a picture of her on my blog. (she feels like I should post one every week.) lol.

My post today is actually a post to remind all my crafty friends that Cindy from Scraptastic Designs is having her first blog hop this Friday, November 4th at 7:00pm EST to launch her new digi stamp line.
You won't want to miss out on this fabulous blog hop!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Simply Charmed Tree card

IF you are looking for Whimsical Wednesday click HERE

There is a group of women in our neighborhood that gets together every 3 months to do a card swap, usually 20-25 women participate. The theme this time was to make a card without a sentiment so the recipient could use it for any occasion.

Since it is coming up on Thanksgiving I decided to do a fall card. I Always seem to need a Thinking of you or Thank you card this time of year.

Here is the card I made and the 20 more sitting beside it.

I had wanted to do some embossing on the tree but since I didn't start them till the night before the swap I wasn't really thinking clearly and didn't realize I hadn't done the embossing till after I'd already glued the trees together. :(

RECIPE:

CARTRIDGE- Cricut Simply Charmed

PAPER- Scribble Scrabble

RIBBON- Michael's

OTHER- White Gel Pen

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exciting News!!! The store is open!!

IT'S OPEN!

Cindy's Scraptastic Designs Store is FINALLY OPEN!

To see creations I made using some of Cindy's Digi you can find them HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

I am so excited to be one of her Scraptastic Designers!!

To start off this exciting new journey we are going to have a Blog Hop on Nov. 4th at 7:oo pm EST. leading us up to our very first Challenge.

The blog hop is going to be amazing! There will be tons of inspiration and candy along the way.

Also our wonderful Ms. Cindy will also be giving away 3 Digi's and a set of 12 Prisma Color Pencils.

You won’t want to miss out!!

The challenge is called "Scraptastic Mondays" this will be a weekly challenge starting on November 7.

For the challenges we would love for you to use one of Cindy's Digi but if you dont' have one yet, you can still join in the challenge by using your cricut or any other digi you have or you can actually purchase one of her Digi's
Here.

We would love to see what you create it with! J

Thanks for stopping by a nd have a great day!

For Whimsical Wednesday click here

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday ~ "Fall Cuties"

Welcome to another wonderful Whimsical Wednesday.

Today's challenge is "Fall Cuties". You must make a card or project with a animal cut or animal stamp and be Fall themed. Our design team sister Cathryn came up with this challenge. :)

For my card I decided to break out my Cricut "3 Birds On Parade" for my animal cut. I used "Gypsy Wanderings" for the postage stamp cut and the beautiful crinkle ribbon is from Prairie Bird Boutique. Last but not least the sentiment is from Tanner's "Simply Everything Vol.1" stamp set.
I have on more card to show you. :)

Today we have the pleasure of show casing Tanner's aka Mr Cricut Crazy stamps so here is the second card I made. As some of you know, I love making and sending Halloween cards so today I decided to squeeze in one last Halloween card of the season. The Little Girl was cut From Cricut "Paper doll Dress Up". Her face was stamped with PK Princess Face Asst. Her hair was embossed with Cuttlebug's "Divine Swirls". I added Stickles and then Glossy Accents to her shoes. I used a dollar stamp from Michael's to make the strip of paper using kaleidoscope powder and heat embossing. The dripping honey is the "Drippy Goo" punch from Martha Stewart. And Finally the embossed Bee and the sentiment are from Tanner's "Simply Everything Vol 1" set.
We have two wonderful Sponsors today.
I hope you enjoyed my cards and to see what the rest of the wonderful DT has come up with please visit the Whimsical Wednesday blog.
Have a great day!!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Super Cute Card Set

Today I decided I wanted to use up some of my Halloween scraps so I wouldn’t have to store them for the next year.

To do that I made a super cute and quick card set for my son’s teacher.

The images were all colored with Bic markers and they are the “Halloween Sweet Folks” set from Peachy Keen.

I embossed the background paper with Cuttlebug’s “Polka Dot” folder, added white stitching, and the scraps are from K & Co.

Below are each of the cards.




I hope you enjoyed my cards and have a great day. J

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fabulous Announcement!!

I am so excited to announce that Cindy from Cindy’s Scraptastic Designs (her blog used to be Cindy's Little Creations) has asked me to be a part of her Design Team!! I am just so excited because I love her images they are so darn cute and adorable and tons of fun to work with.

Keep on the lookout because her store will be open soon where you can buy the most wonderful digi's ever and also some super fun challenges are coming up.

To see some of the things I’ve made with her fabulous stamps you can click HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. J

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

BOO!

Today I have another wonderful Halloween card made with one of Cindy's Little Creations adorable digi stamps.

This adorable little guy is called "Say Boo"

I kept this card really very simple as it is supposed to be a masculine Halloween card. The background paper is from DCWV’s Midnight Spell stack. I heat embossed around the haunted house and added glossy accents to the bats. The “Boo” was colored with Prisma colored pencils and I added embossing around the ghost. (not too much sparkle.) To finish it off I added some Divine Twine and doodled with my gel pen.

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day.

Just a reminder, Whimsical Wednesday has a fabulous new challenge up today. You’ll want to swing by and check it out.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

I made this card for my husbands cousin who's Birthday is around the corner. I knew after seeing this adorable digi stamp from Cindy over at Cindy's Little Creations That I needed to use her for this Birthday card.

For this card I used the spider web punch from Martha Stewart along the side and used my white gel pen to add stitching. The background paper is from K & Co last years Halloween line. The white paper was embossed with Cuttlebugs "Polka Dot" folder and that cute little witch is from Cindy over at Cindy's Little Creations and is called "Witch With A Banner." She was colored with my Prisma colored pencils and is pop dotted up on the polka dot paper. I added Stickles in "Lime Green", and "Orange Peel" and as a finishing touch I added little orange earrings.


On this card I also colored and re-cut, then, mounted on pop dots several parts of the image. (the banner w/sentiment, hat band, and patch.) Here is a closeup so you can see the great dimension it adds.

I hope you enjoyed my card and have a great day. :)