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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Pink and Brown

This week at Incy Wincy the challenge is to use Pink and Brown. Our sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads who will be awarding the winner 5 digis of their choice. For my card I used "A Time to Celebrate."
I colored my bears with Copics and added lots of stickles and glossy accents. I added ribbon, flowers, gems, and a button for embellishments. I also used a border punch and embossed one of the background papers.

Additional Challenges for this Card:

Artful Inkables - embossing and flowers
Fab n Funky - yummy, yummy, yummy
Simon Says - 3 types of embellishments (flowers, gems, and button); 2 pattermed papers and one plain, 1 image
Little Red Wagon - something old (button) something new (flowers)
ABC Challenge - flowers
If the Shoe Fits - holiday (anniversary)
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - digi and favorite medium (copics)
Craftalicious - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - ribbon
One Stitch at a Time - embellish it
Allsorts - Bingo (row 2) buttons, flowers, stickles

Friday, October 15, 2010

Winter Fun

I decided since it is still in the 90's here in Arizona, I would color a nice winter scence to cool things down :)  CJ of Cowgirls Stampen Ranch had the perfect image for my project. "Frosty" can be purchased here along with a wide variety of other stamps. Currently at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge the challenge is girly girl. Starting Sunday, the 17th, the challenge will be sponsored by Michelle Perkett and it will be a sketch challenge and make your own background papers. There are always lots of prizes available for both the winner and Top 3, so mark your calendars and come on over and join one or both of our challenges!

For "Frosty" I colored him with Copics and then added lots of stickles to make the snow shimmer like diamonds. I embossed the white sparkly paper with my Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder.

Other Challenges:

Allsorts - inspiration from a song title "Frosty, the Snowman"
Create 4 Fun - use a digi
Sweet Stampin - diamonds are a girl's best friend
Gingerloft - all that glitters
My Partner in Crafting Crime - shine on you crazy diamond
One Stitch at a Time - digi
Pink Elephant - childhood
Color Me Copic - coloring clothes
Creative Card Crew - fairy tales (Frosty)
Little Red Wagon - something old (embossing folder) something new (digi)
Digi Doodle Shop - my peeps
If the Shoe Fits - holiday
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Raise the Bar - get a hobby
Simple Doodles - winter warmers
Crafty Ann's - digi and favorite medium - copics
Craftalicious - anything goes

Monday, October 11, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Faux it Up

This week Incy Wincy is challenging you to "faux it up." You can do faux leather, marble, stitching, anything you can think of.  Incy Wincy is sponsoring this challenge, so the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift voucher to the ATTCC store.

My image is "Chelsea" by Inger Harding. I colored Chelsea using Copics, adding a little stickles and some gold Atyou Spica pen. I used a variety of techniques in this card. I did faux stitching using a white Inkssentials pen. I punched one butterfly and used the Cricut for the other one. I added brown distress stickles and gold stickles to spice them up. I embossed one of the patterned papers with the Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" folder to add some more texture. The wide ribbon was discovered in a dollar store. It is just so pretty and adds another dimension and texture. Then, of course, lots of bling to make Chelsea a really special girl.

If you want to buy Chelsea you can find her in the ATTCC store, along with other poses of her. Go ahead and check it out. She is really fun to color!

So please head on over to Incy Wincy and show us your "faux" creations.  See you there!
Other Inspirational Challenges:

Digital Tuesday - ribbon, button, or bling
Really Reasonable Ribbon - fall and ribbon
Creative Craft - galmour puss
Fresh Brewed Designs - girly
Fab n Funky - digi
Flutter by Wednesday - open
Pixie Cottage - embossing
The Creative Cottage - bling
Crafts and Me - teenager
Charisma - autumn colors
Cute Card Thursday - make your own embelllishments
Digi Doodle Shop - orange
Frosted Designs - use a pen on project
Polka Doodles - own embellishments
Stamp Something - punches
Stampin' for the Weekend - autumn
Crafty Ann's - digi and favorite coloring medium (Copics)
Create 4 Fun - digi
Sweet Stampin - diamonds are a girl's best friend
Gingerloft - all that glitters or bling
One Stitch at a Time - digi
Pink Elephant - childhood
Wild Orchid - stitch it up
A Pocket Full of Posies - autumn leaves
Copic Creations - orange
Color Me Copic - color clothing

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge - Girly Girl

Happy Sunday everyone! Another week has passed, and it is now time for a new challenge at Cowgilrl's! This week we challenge you to make a "girly girl" card using pearls and some pink with green or purple! Easy enough, huh?  I chose CJ's "flower girl" image to color using Copics in pinks and purples and greens. She was just so much fun to color! You can find her in Cj's store here.  Our sponsor this week is Pollycraft, who is offering the winner a $10 gift voucher to their store. The Top 3 will each get a digi image of choice from CJ's store, Cowgirl-Up Designs - Stamp'en Ranch



Other Challenges:

Pollycraft - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - ribbon, button, or bling
Creative Card Crew - bloomin' marvelous
Creative Craft - glamour puss
Tellen's Place - 2 patterend papers
Raise the Bar - pink and female image
Crafty Ann's - digi and favorite coloring medium (Copics)
Ellephanistic - anything goes
The Craft Garden - pink ribbon

Monday, October 4, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Sparkly Glitter

This week at Incy Wincy we challenge you to make SPARKLY, GLITTERY creations. Our sponsor this week is Michelle Perkett Studios,


 who is offering the lucky winner 3 images: "Candy," who I used on my card;  "Willow the Autumn Fairy;" and "Bella the Baker." You can see these other 2 images if you hop on over to Incy Wincy and see the other DT's cards!

Other Challenges

Creative Craft - glamour puss
Flutterby Wednesday - sparkle and shimmer and fairy
Simon Says - autumn
Cooking it up with Katie - digi, yellow, sparkle
The Creative Cottage - bling it on!
Crafts and Me - for a teenager
Moving Along with the Times - fairy or fantasy
S2G - critter (is a fairy a critter?) and orange and purple
Gingerloft - glitter and bling
Delightful Challenges - purple, green, and black
I Copic Lover Color Challenge - purple, orange, black
Aud Sentiments - any Halloween sentiment
Stamp Something - clebrate
Townscrappers - Halloween
Etsy Inspired - Halloween soaps by Two Eggplants
SSDS - open
Kraftin' Kimmie - celebration
Sweet Stampin - punch it out
Crafty Pad - spooky
Sentimental Sunday - autumn or fall
One Sitch at a Time - spooky Halloween
Copic Oz - all together spooky

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - Orange and Black

This week at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge we are challenging you to use orange and black. CJ just released these great new images, so Cowgirls is sponsoring the challenge and the winner will get 4 images of her choice  and the Top 3 will get 2 images each! Don't you just love this "Ghost" image that CJ just designed?  I tried to keep this card clean and simple, just adding 2 dp's, 2 buttons, and 2 ribbons so I could really showcase the image.  Head on over to CJ's store and check out all of the other fun new images...and don't forget to enter our black and orange challenge at Cowgirl's!

Other Challenges:

Aly's Sunday - 2 dp's and 2 buttons
Copic Oz - all together spooky
Little Paper Shop - orange, yellow, brown
Craft Your Passion - clean and simple
Copic Creations - orange
Wild Orchid - ribbon and bows
A Crafty Little Place - autumn daze
Flourishes Timeless - fall/harvest
Creative Card Crew - bloomin' marvelous
Creative Craft - glamour puss
Simon Says - photo inspiration - autumn
Pals Paper Art - all buttoned up/clean and simple
If the Shoe Fits - orange
The Character Cafe - orange, 2 embellishments (buttons), ribbon
Raise the Bar - Flowers, 2 ribbons, lots of leaves
Townscrappers - Halloween
Etsy Inspired - ghost soap by Two Eggplants
Stamping for the Weekend - colors of autumn
Craftalicious - harvest festival
SSDS - open
Ellephanistic - black and orange
Totally Papercrafts - the great outdoors
My Partner in Crafting Crime - clean and simple

Monday, September 27, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Anything Goes


Today at Incy Wincy our new challenge is ANYTHING GOES! Well, it can't get any easier than that!! Incy Wincy is sponsoring the challenge and the winner will get a $10 gift voucher to the ATTCC shop! I've chosen a Mary Helen Sims image which you will find at the store. So, join the fun and enter all the cards you make this week since ANYTHING GOES at Incy Wincy!

Other Challenges which Inspired my Fall Butterfly:

I Copic Lover Color Challenge - orange, brown, yellow
Copic Creations - shading
Creative Card Crew - autumn or fall
Flutter by Wednesday - all winged things
Charisma - anything goes
Moving Along With the Times - Pick 3 (2 PP; leaves; emboss)
Meljen's Designs - autumn colors
Digi Doodle Shop - emboss it
Stamp Something - fall colors
All Sorts - plain and simple
Craft Your Days Away - autumn doodles
Stampacular Sunday - fall colors
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Our Daily Bread - wing it
Paper Jewels - friendship


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge - Flowers Galore

This week at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge we are challenging you to use 3 different design papers and 3 different types of flowers. Our sponsors and  prizes this this week are Prairie Fairy who will give the winner 5 free digis of winner's choice.



and Top 3 Pick are from Townscrapper.

Each Top 3 winner this week will win an image from Townscrapper and another free image from CJ. Wow! 2 free images each!

 Prairie Fairy generously gave me "Gillian, the Ballerina" to work with. Stop by Cowgirls and see the great sponsor images the other DT gals got to work with and then show us your cards for this week!

Other Challenges for this card:
Digital Tuesday - all about the girls
Charisma - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - emboss it
If the Shoe Fits - flowers

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SSDS - Faux or Real Stitching

This week at SSDS we challenge you to create a project using faux or real stitching...either one will work just fine! Our sponsor this week is Paper Cupcakes who is giving the lucky winner 2 digis of their choice.

As you can see, I used a white gel pen to create faux stitching around my background design paper. I think it helps coordinate with the white of the image paper. So...let's see what you come up with. Hurry on over to SSDS and show us your stitching!

Other Challenges:
Pile it On - red, yellow, green, and brown
Practical Scrappers - ribbon
Copic Creations  - shading
I Copic Lover Color Challenge - orange, brown, yellow
Wild Orchid - ribbon and bows
A Crafty Little Place - brown, green, and orange
Flourishes Timeless - celebrations
Creative Card Crew - autumn
Crafty Creations - falling leaves
Little Red Wagon - glitter
Creative Belli - "B" embellishments (bling, bow)
Charisma - anything goes
Moving along with the Times - Pick 3 (glitter; leaves; embossing)
Meljen's Designs - autumn colors
Digi Doodle Shop - emboss it
Delightful Challenges - make it sparkle
Tellens Place - bling
Stamp Someting - fall colors
Crafty Catz - stitching
Craft Your Days Away - Autumn doodles

Monday, September 20, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - All White


Wow! Another week has flown by, and we are ready for a new challenge at Incy Wincy. This week we challenge you to use all white, EXCEPT for your image, on your creation. Our sponsor this week is Prairie Fairy who is offering the lucky winner 5 single digi images of their choice! Prairie Fairy generously supplied the DT images to work with on their projects. Head on over to the Prairie Fairy store and check out the rest of them. They are awesome!
Other Inspirational Challenges:

Copic Creations - shading
Wild Flower Patch - stripes (her hat)
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas
Stamp Something - use a digi
Prairie Fairy - embossing
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas
Secret Crafter  - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
Crafty Pad - embossing

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Operation Write Home - Birthday Cards



This week Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays (SSDS) is joining some of the other challenge blogs in helping get cards to our soldiers through the efforts of Operation Write Home (OWH). Here is a little bit about OWH:

"OWH supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Our 'birthday' (anniversary of our official registration as an org) is Sept 12th — but we're stretching the party to last all month!


Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!"

So...the challenge this week is to make birthday cards and then please mail them to the address indicated on the SSDS blog. Our sponsor this week is Craft Brulee who is offering the lucky challenge winner a $10 gift certificate. Please help to support this wonderful cause.  Thank you!

I used Copics to color my image in the fall colors of  purple and red and green and gold...

Other Inspirational Challenges:

Pollycraft - autumn colors
Practical Scrappers - buttons
Shabby Tea Room - inspired by nature
Stamp with Fun - sketch (rotated and flipped)
A Pocket Full of Posies - floral fantasy
Lexis Creations - flower power
A Spoon Full of Sugar - fall colors
A Crafty Little Place - 1 flower, 2 designer papers, 3 buttons
Kah-wink-E-Dink - OWH Birthday
Artful Inkables - red and green
Creative Card Crew - autumn colors
Copic Creations - shading
Flutter by Wednesday - buttons and fairy
Pixie Cottage - fall colors
Creative Belli - "B" themed embellishments (buttons)
Daring Cardmakers - come fly with me
Stamp Something - use a digi

Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn Pony

I just love this image. It reminds me of when I was a child and used to ride the old-fashioned carousels at amusement parks. There was one we used to go to that had the old WOODEN roller coasters. Wow! Can you remember those? The amusement park also had a huge carousel with all different colored horses. Those were the days.

Are you asking where did I find this image? Well, CJ of Cowgirls Up Designs generously gave it to me to work with as part of her DT team. You might want to head over to her store....there are so many spectacular images...and she just added a whole bunch of new ones!

You really need to check out the challenges at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge. Currently the challenge is to help out our soldiers by making Christmas cards which will be sent to them so that they in turn can mail them to their loved ones at Christmas time.It is a fabulous cause! Plus, there are lots of prizes being offered to challenge winners! So come on over to Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge and check it out and make a Christmas card or two. Also, just a heads-up....next week's challenge will be any shaped card but square or rectangle, so mark your calendars for more fun and prizes!

As you can see, I was inspired by many other challenges as well in creating my autumn colored pony...here is the list of them:

Pollycraft - autumn colours
A Spoon Full of Sugar  - fall colors
Copic Creations - shading
Crafty Creations - music (carousels have music)
The Creative Cottage - birthday boy
Creative Belli - "B" themed embellishments (2 brads)
ABC Challenge - distressing
Pixie Dust - animal
Stamp Something - use a digi
Simple Doodles - color me with dots
Crafty Ann's - monochromatic
Copic Oz - male card

Thanks for stopping by and looking...have a great day!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Autumn Colors

Wow! In parts of the country, autumn is approaching. However, I live in southern Arizona, and it is still very hot here. Nonetheless, this week at Incy Wincy, we are challenging you to use the autumn colours of - RED, YELLOW, BROWN, GREEN and/or ORANGE (you can use minimal black and white as well) in your project.

Our challenge is being sponsored by AiFactory. AiFactory is a digital site where craft artists can find an assortment of illustrations, digital stamps, photoshop brushes and more to use in their craft project. Complete with its own Community where you can join, start and share in groups and choose from a wide selection of images from a variety of artists, AiFactory has something for everyone, including freebies! Check them out today! My cute little "Happy Bird" image here was designed by Doodle Pantry.


AiFactory is offering a $10 gift certificate to this week's lucky winner. So, run on over to Incy Wincy and show off your autumn colours!

Other Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - animal
Fresh Brewed Designs - brown somewhere on project
Fab n Funky - whateva
The Creative Cottage - celebrations
Paperplay - autumn colors
Raise the Bar - orange, brown, green
All Sorts - autumn
Totally Gorguss - flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge - Christmas Cards for Soldiers


The challenge this week is to make Christmas or Holiday cards for our soldiers overseas!! This is a very special campaign to get cards to our soldiers for them to send home to their loved ones over the holidays. Please no glitter or shiny embellishments!

After you post your card on Cowgirls Up Sunday Stampen blog, please mail it to:
CJ Holifield
15649 SH 148
Bowie, TX 76230
This is a campaign, so please make and send as many cards as you would like to the address above. All of your cards will then be sent out to be dispersed to the soldiers. Cowgirls Up will collect cards for about 2 weeks.

Celebrating the campaign with us, we have 2 fantastic sponsors...who will award the winner the following:
Whimsy Stamps...5 images of choice
Whiff of Joy Stamps...2 stamps of choice
PLUS
1 image of choice from Cowgirl Up Designs
PLUS
Top 6 who will also receive 1 image of their choice

We are looking to collect as many handmade cards as possible, so please help to spread the word by posting this badge on your sidebar. Leave a comment on the challenge blog that you have done this, and we will be hopping around to check and someone will win a special award!



Other Challenges:
Little Paper Shop - clean and simple
The Crazy Challenge - bundle of joy
Crafty Cardmakers - clean and simple
City Crafter - for the boys (for our soldiers to send)
Creative Cottage - celebrations
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas colors
Fab n Funky - whateva

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SSDS - Thank You


Good Morning everyone! Another week has passed, and it is time for a new challenge at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays (SSDS).  This week we challenge you to make thank you cards. Our sponsor this week is our very own DT Leader, Regina! Regina is offering the generous prize shown below! But remember....you have to be in it, to win it!!

My thank you card is colored using Copics, and the sentiment is stamped with distress ink. The white panel is a layer of beautiful lace....not paper. I added lots of flowers and finished it off with a couple of pins with pearls and rhinestones. I hope you like it, and I really hope you come on over to SSDS and join in this week's challenge.

Other Challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers
Pile it On - pile on the layers
Craft Your Passion - lace and at least 1 flower
Bunny Zoe's - vintage
Die Cut Dreams - pearls and pins
Wild Orchid - pearls and pins
A Pocket Full of Posies - floral fantasy
Lexis creations - flower power
Fab n Funky - whateva
Tellens Place - anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - shabby/vintage
Easy Craft Projects - home (looks like the little mouse is at home to me)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Put on Your Red Shoes and ........

When I saw this week's I Copic Lover Color challenge of using red, pink, and white, I thought "ugh...Valentine's Day!" However, then I saw all the challenges for vintage and pearls and lace, and I thought, "maybe I can pull something off that doesn't look like Valentine's Day." So I pulled out my new Magnolia stamp and colored her with R29, R24, R20, RV34, RV32 , C1, Y11, Y13, Y15, E00, E11, and E35. I then brushed over her dress with red shimmer chalks (hard to see in picture). I added stickles to part of her dress and to her tiara. I covered her shoes with glossy accents to give them a patent leather look.

I used K&C papers and distressed them with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet ink. I used my nesties to cut out my image and sentiment and distressed them also. I also embossed my extra oval with my Cuttlebug.  I added lace with pearls, 2 pins with pearls and rhinestones, flowers, and more pearls and rhinestones, and finished it off with a hearts with wings charm. I feel in the end I achieved a vintage feel rather than a Valentine's Day look....what do you think?

Challenges for this Card:

Pile it On - pile on the layers
Craft Your Passion - lace and at least 1 flower
Scrap it with a Song - you'll be in my heart
Copic Creations - pleats or folds
I Copic Lover Color Challenge - red, pink, white
Bunny Zoe's - vintage
Die Cut Dreams - pearls and pins
Wild Orchid - pearls and pins
A Pocket Full of Posies - floral fantasy
Lexis Creations - flower power
Papertake - just 1 of something (1 charm)
Created by Hand - red
Really Reasonable Ribbon - flowers and ribbon
Simon Says - pearls and lace
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
The Creative Cottage - celebrations
Crafts and Me - gems and sparkle
Penny's Paper - birthday
ABC Challenge - charms
Charisma - inspired by a song "Let's Dance" by David Bowie
Pals Paper Art - pearls
Digi Doodle Shop - use a sentiment
Raise the Bar - inspiration off my blog (vintage; flower colors)
Stamp Something - something cute
Stamping for the Weekend - shabby/vintage
Prairie Fairy - pearls and lace
Craft Your Days Away - girly and glitter
My Partner in Crafting Crime - vintage
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - 2 mediums (copics and shimmer chalks and distress ink)
Stampacular Sunday - distress it
Aly's Sunday Sketch - pretty in pink
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers

Incy Wincy Challenge - Celebrations



This week at Incy Wincy our challenge is Celebrations. My Lion image is from ATTCC. Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who is offering the lucky winner a $25.00 Credit Voucher! Wow! What an awesome prize!!
Other Challenges:
The Creative Cottage - celebrations
Digi Doodle Shop - use a sentiment
Stamp Something - something cute
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - 1 solid paper, 2 designer paper, 3 embellishments
Papertake - just one of something (layered flower)
Stampin Royalty - rhinestones
Crafts and Me - gems and sparkle
Charisma - inspired by a song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
S2G - animals
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cowboy Birthday & Blog Hop Reminder!

Now isn't he just the darn cutest cowboy you have ever seen!?  I made this card for a friend of mine who grew up as a cowboy. He just adored the card! I found the perfect digi by CJ of Cowgirls Up Designs.

Over at Cowgirls Up Sunday Stampen Challenge there is currently a BLOG HOP  happening. This is not to be missed as it is a wonderful challenge of making your own flowers with a fabulous ribbon  prize from Crafty Ribbons, as well as 4 fantabulous images from CJ. There is also a Top 3, where each winner will receive 2 images from CJ and the Top 3 Winners badge. Plus...there is candy!!!  Here are pictures of the  gorgeous ribbons you can win, as well as the candy for the Blog Hop! Also, some of the DT members have extra candy on their blogs. Wow! Chances to win are everywhere!!





This coming Sunday, Sept. 5,  at Cowgirls Up Sunday Stampen the challenge will be ANYTHING GOES.
The challenge will be sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studio. Winner will receive 3 images of choice from Michelle Perkett, plus a winner's badge. There will also be a Top 3!

AND...Just another reminder about our special challenge of making Christmas cards for soldiers on September 12....see my sidebar for the details!

Other Challenges for Cowboy card:

Bee Crafty - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - for the guys
Copic Oz - Father's Day or male
Cupcake Craft - get digital
Shabby Tea Room - something old (buttons) something new (digi)
Papertake - just one of something (sentiment) and just one type of embellishment (buttons)
The Creative Cottage - celebrations (birthday)
Penny's Paper -  birthday
Your Next Stamp - anything goes
Charisma - inspired by a song "Mama Don't let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" by Willie Nelson
Meljen's Designs - stripes
Digi Doodle Shop - use a sentiment
Stamp Something - something cute (the cowboy!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Save the Date!


We will be making Christmas cards for soldiers to sign and send home to their loved ones. They don't have cards out there in the field so it will be great to get them cards to send home!

Please write a special post about this and add the picture to your side bar.  There will be a special prize for one of you! We will hop around and pick.

We will be having a 1st, 2nd and Top 6 for this September 12 challenge!!!!!

Whimsy Stamps and Whiff of Joy will be sponsoring.

So please add this picture to your blog, let Cowgirl's Sunday know you have done so, and maybe YOU will win the special prize!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Back to School


Hi, again! I'm back with another challenge from Incy Wincy. Can you believe another week has flown by? I'm actually in New Mexico now, having just finished the Copics Certification Class...so I'm now Certified....Woo Hoo!!!!   So anyway, on to the challenge....this week it is "Back to School."  We are being sponsored by Blackleaf Studios, who is offering the winner a pack of digital paper. I have used some of their paper in my card above. Pretty nice, huh? So, let's see your Back to School projects over at Incy Wincy, and maybe you can win some of this awesome paper!
Other Challenges:
Papertake - 3, 2,1 (3 papers, 2 stars, 1 digi image)
City Crafter - I see stars
Cricut Cardz - back to school
Little Red Wagon - back to school
Pixie Cottage - back to school
CRAFT - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Stamp Something - back to school
Simple Doodles - back to school
Paper Garden - back to school
Bee Crafty - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - for the guys
Copic Oz - male

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cowgirl Up Blog Hop and Challenge

WOW! Do I have alot to tell you!! Can you believe I am now a part of the Cowgirl Up Posse for the Cowgirl-Up Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!?  Yee-Haw!!!!  Yep!! I am truly honored to have been selected to be on the Design Team...and how much fun....my first challenge also includes a Blog Hop......so, let's see what else is happening...

Our Challenge this week is to make your own flowers and apply them to your project. For my flowers, I punched out the 4 smallest ones, colored them with Copics so that they would match my card, and then added platinum stickles to the center. For the medium size flower I cut out various sizes using Cricut's Graphically Speaking cartridge, also colored with Copics, layered them using dimensionals, and again added stickles...large flower also cut using Cricut.

My image is one of CJ's new releases called "Butterfly Ride."  You can get her at Cowgirl Up Designs. Isn't she fantastic!? Of course, she is colored with Copics! Which, by the way, I am in the class today to become Copic Certified....Yee-Haw!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't forget...CJ'S new releases are out and there is a 25% off sale currently in progress at Cowgirl-Up Designs!!! CJ's designs are fantabulous!!!!!!! This is a not-to-be-missed sale!!
Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons, and the winner of the challenge will be awarded these gorgeous FLOWER RIBBONS, PLUS 4 images from CJ and the Winner's Badge to display on their blog.


The "Top 3" will each receive 2 images from CJ and the "Top 3" Winner's Badge!

This week to win the challenge you also have to hop from beginning to end.  During the HOP there will be CANDY to win as well. To win the candy, you must hop along the DT list in order and look for the letters to spell out the sentence. Leave a comment on each blog beginning at our challenge blog and ending with another comment also at our challenge blog. Once you collect all the letters to spell out the sentence, you must e-mail your answer to raesweb@yahoo.com . We will be picking the candy winner by a random number generator.

If you came from the lovely Gina's Blog, you are on the right track. If you didn't come from Gina's, please go and start at the beginning. After you leave here, you will go to the talented Kleeblatt's blog. Remember, it is Very important to go in order so that you can pick up the letters of the sentence in the correct sequence.

So go ahead and find my hidden letter and then keep on hopping.  I wish you the best of luck in the draws!! Have fun!!!!!!!!

Hugs,

Kim

Other Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - create your own flowers
Scrap it with a Song - summertime
Stamp with Fun - for a girl
Wild Orchid - sparkle
A Pocket Full of Posies - winged
Fresh Brewed Designs - thank you
Fab n Funky - 3 papers, 2 embellishments (flowers and ribbon), 1 image
Flutter by Wednesday - open and fairy
Charisma - hot, hot, hot
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - winged
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes
Bee Crafty - anything goes

Saturday, August 28, 2010

SSDS - Good Luck or Get Well

Good morning, friends! Well yesterday my best friend and I drove from my home in Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico because tomorrow we are taking the Copics Certification Class.  Yahoo! I just can't wait!

So...on to the challenge. This week at SSDS we challenge you to create something with the theme of Good Luck or Get Well. Our fantastic sponsor this week is the Digi Doodle Shop who gave us the most awesome digis to work with. I chose to work with "Ill Puppy" who I colored with my Copics. Isn't this digi just too cute for words? Well you, too, could own him, as the lucky winner of this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to Digi Doodle Shop.  WOW!! How generous is that!?  So come on over to Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays and play along with us this week!

Other Challenges:
Little Paper Shop - cocoa, light blue, red
Critter Challenge - some red and striped paper
Papertake - 3 papers (2 dp & 1 solid); 2 stickers (pawprints); 1 ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - no die cuts or punches
C.R.A.F.T.. - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - so distressing
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
I Copic Lover Challenge - blue, red, and yellow
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tim Holtz inspired (used his distressing tool and inks for distressing)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge - Buttons and Bows!



This week Incy Wincy challenges you to use buttons and bows in your gorgeous creations. We are being  sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, a division of I Did It Creations. Make sure you go to their store and check out their incredible designs. I used "A Little Birdie told Me" for my card, one of several the design team got to choose from. Robyn's is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 3 Robyn's Fetish digital stamps of their choice. So let's see you over at Incy Wincy with your buttons and bows on!
Challenges:
Copic Oz - color flowers
Fab n Funky - flower power
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Stamp Something -  use a digi
Bee Crafty - bows
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peek-A-Boo...I See You!

Hi, Everyone! This is just a quick, fun card I put together in order to enter some specific challenges. First, I was only allowed to use red, yellow, and blue (except for skin) for the I Copic Lover Color Challenge. Next, I followed the sketch at Creative Inspirations. I finally made sure I did some faux stitching and used glitter, Glossy Accents on the water (hard to see in the picture), my Cuttlebug to make polka dots, and metal flower brads. This sweet image is Summer Peek Water Can by Bugaboo. Here are the rest of the challenges:
Corrosive Challenge  - faux technique ( stitching)
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter
Aly's Sunday Sketch - get dotty
Pollycraft - in stitches
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
Created by Hand - stitching
City Crafter - isn't she lovely
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
Fab n Funky - flower power
Your Next Stamp - bold, bright summery colors
Creative Belli - round and metal
Wild flower Patch - polka dots
Pixie Dust - polka dots
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
The Character Cafe - dimensional glaze - glossy accents
Paper Cutz  anything goes
Stamp Something - use a digi
Bee Crafty - ribbon

SSDS - Use Kraft Paper

This week at SSDS the challenge is to use kraft colored paper in your creation. Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, who is offering the lucky winner four digi's of the winner's choice!  So come on over to the SSDS blog and enter your project for a chance to win! You can also check out all the awesome creations the DT made using Sassy Studio Designs  fabulous images. See you there!!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter
Creative Inspirations Challenge - recycle element (lace)
Cupcake Craft - 2 papers, 2 ribbons, 2 flowers
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Wild Orchid - one for the girls
A Pocket Full of Posies - all that glitters
City Crafter - isn't she lovely
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
Crafts and Me - petals and pearls
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Fab n Funky - flower power
Moving Along With the Times - glitter
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Polka Doodles - vintage
Stamp Something - use a digi
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Simple Doodles - let's celebrate
Easy Craft Projects - girly
Craftalicious Challenges - pearls and swirls

Monday, August 16, 2010

I've Been Published!!!!


Wow! The above card was published in the August edition of Scrapstreet. You can find the article here.




All of the wonderful team of Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday (SSDS) had the fantastic opportunity to be published. We have been keeping this a secret for months! So...we are now officially published. I used a rubber stamp and heat embossed with glitter embossing powder and then paper pieced the main image. I cut out the Heat Wave and sun using the Cricut. I am going to enter this card in to the following challenges:

Pile it On - more than 5 cutout shapes
Fantabulous Cricut - great outdoors (hiking in the desert)
A Pocket Full of Posies - all that glitters
Lexis Creations - yellow and orange
Papertake - old rubber stamp
Tuesday Taggers - sunshine
Created by Hand - yellow
Little Red Wagon - summer theme
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop - flowers
If the Shoe Fits - die cuts
The Character Cafe - bright and sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - favorite things (the desert)
Just Us Girls - wild west
All Sorts - paper piecing
Sweet Stampin - favorite stamp (favorite southwest stamp)
Crafty Pad - glitz and glitter