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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 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 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
1 image of choice from Cowgirl Up Designs
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 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!