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!!


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
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!!