Saturday, October 4, 2008

There is still plenty of time....

I hope everyone is enjoying World Card Making Day! My WCMD is officially over, I have a terrible cold and it decided to call an early end to my stamping day. I am completely exhausted! I did manage to get 4 cards done today though, YAY ME!!!

Even though my day is over, there is still plenty of time for you to do all 3 of my challenges, so keep em coming! I will sort through everything tomorrow and post the winners of all of the challenges tomorrow late morning or early afternoon!

Thanks for playing along with me today! Happy World Card Making Day!!!!!!

World Card Making Day - Challenge #3

So how is everyone doing? Are you ready for my 3rd and final challenge of the day?
Here it is...

World Card Making Day Challenge #3
All that GLITTERS!

This is probably the easiest challenge I've posted today. For this challenge all you need to do is make a card/project and use glitter somewhere on it! Any glitter (I'll even let you use Stickles)! One stipulation is it has to be glitter that you add, not DP that comes pre-glittered.

Here is my card:Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Prismacolor markers, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Art Institute yellow glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Scor-pal, transparency sheet.

Prize Details:
In order to be eligible to win prizes, you must post a comment on THIS blog post with a link to your challenge project. If you don't have a blog or gallery to post in you can send me an email with your project and leave a message on this post.
• You may enter as many times as you like for each challenge until tonight at midnight PDT (this is 2 am CST).

For this challenge I have 3 - $5 gift certificates for DRS Designs to give away!

As an extra bonus anyone who participates in all 3 of my challenges today will have their names put into a drawing for an extra special prize that I am putting together. You have TONS of time left so lets see what you can do! Have fun!

World Card Making Day - Challenge #2

World Card Making Day - Challenge #2 Heavy Metal Hardware

This is a challenge for all of you hodge podge hoarders...Let's get it out and use it! For this challenge you must use some type of metal or hodge podge! You can use stamps and supplies from any vendor, just have fun!

Here is my card:
Supplies used: Fall Flowers stamp set from Firecracker Designs, Hello sentiment from DRS Designs, SU CS, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, SU hodge podge(I dyed it black using Stazon ink), SU brads, Art Institue glitter, Colored pencils/OMS

Prize Details:
In order to be eligible to win prizes, you must post a comment on THIS blog post with a link to your challenge project. If you don't have a blog or gallery to post in you can send me an email with your project and leave a message on this post.
• You may enter as many times as you like for each challenge until tonight at midnight PDT (this is 2 am CST).

The prize for this challenge is this GORGEOUS Christmas stamps set "Seasons Greetings" from Firecracker Designs by Pamela!

Check back this afternoon for my final WCMD challenge!!

Firecracker Designs Blog Hop - The "POP" Challenge!

Firecracker Designs BLOG HOP!!

Inspired by an article in a Paper Crafts special issue magazine, called "Cards, Gifts, and More", Pamela issued a challenge to the design team....The "POP" challenge! Each of us was to make a simple card then mail it to another member of the design team. That person would then add or change the card in some way to make it "POP". We were to take a simple card and try to make it extra special.

I didn't think this challenge sounded that bad until I got the "simple" card from the fabulously talented Vicki Parson. It was sweet and lovely and simple as is and I didn't want to screw anything up. I put it on my stamp table and just looked at it for a couple days. Besides coloring the poinsettias, I wasn't sure what to do. I honestly thought it looked just lovely as is. I was nervous about adding anything because I didn't want her to hate it! Once I found the guts to start adding I found a few things that I thought looked fabulous with it...I hope she feels the same! So here they are:

Vicki's lovely simple card:
Vicki's card with my "POP" additions:
I added red rhinestones to the corners, colored and popped up the poinsettias with foam dimensionals, popped up the square with the poinsettias with foam dimensionals, added some ribbon and stamped some holly leaves on the green cardstock.
What do you think?

So now here is my simple card that I made. I have to tell you, I don't do simple very well at all. It was really hard for me to not cover this with glitter or rhinestones or brads or something. I can't wait to see what Julie did with this! To see it's "POP" version check out Julie's blog HERE

Make sure you do the full Blog Hop and check out all of the "POP" cards because Pamela will be giving away some great blog candy at the end on her blog!!

After the Blog Hop make sure to stop back here for my 2nd World Card Making Day challenge. The prize up grabs for this challenge is a GORGEOUS stamp set from Firecracker Designs!! I will post challenge #2 at 12:00 pm CST! I look forward to seeing you then!

World Card Making Day - Queen Kat Designs Challenge!


It's finally here!!!!!
I can't think of anything better than spending the day stamping, doing challenges and winning fabulous prizes! My first challenge today is sponsored by Queen Kat Designs!

Queen Kat Designs has teamed up with Just Johanna's Old Bird Planet to bring you a day full of challenges and prizes! Several members of Queen Kat's Royal Court will be hosting challenges throughout the day so don't forget to check them out for the chance to win some cool QKD stamps!

Here's the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Challenge Schedule: (all times are CST)
• 8:00 am – 11:00 am-Me
• 11:00 am – 2:00 pm - Penny
• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm -QKD Blog
• 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm -Jules
• 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm -Vicki
• 11:00 pm – 2:00 am-Tanis

Each QKD host will be giving away a QKD stamp set to one lucky winner of their challenge.
All blog challenge participants (from all of the QKD challenges) will be entered into a prize drawing for:
Grand Prize: $25 shopping spree @ Queen Kat Designs
1st Runner Up: 1 Get Inked! Kit (Month TBD)
2nd Runner Up: 1 Set of monster stamps (Diva, Buddy, Ms. Piggie and Joe)

Prize Details:
In order to be eligible to win p
rizes, you must post a comment on THIS blog post with a link to your challenge project.
• You may enter as many times as you like for each challenge until tonight at midnight PDT (this is 2 am CST).

I think those are all of the boring details you need..LET'S GET STARTED!!!

Since it is pretty early in the morning for a lot of you, I thought I would start you off with an easy one. For this challenge you need to make a card or project using either gold or silver. Gold or Silver do not need to be the main color (but they can be) they just need to be used somewhere on the card. This could mean using silver or gold brads, cord, paper, etc. etc. The possibilities are endless! Have fun!
Remember, you need to post a link to your project on THIS blog post to be eligible to win!

Here is my example. I just got my new set of QKD stamps yesterday and I just love this little alien; isn't she just adorable!
Supplies used for my card: SU black and SU brushed silver cardstock as well as some DP from DCWV. I also used a transparency sheet to make the ships capsule look like glass. The stamp is from QKD and the sentiment is a rub-on from Joann's. The pink stars are from Making Memories.

The prize up for grabs for this challenge is this wonderful clear stamp set from Queen Kat Designs called: Greetings Stamps #1

I will have 2 other challenges this afternoon with prizes from Firecracker Designs by Pamela and DRS Designs, as well as a Firecracker Designs blog hop, so please stop back!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Blog Award!!!!

OMG, I LOVE this blog award!!! Isn't that butterfly beautiful! I was given this by my fellow Firecracker Designs design team member Marie. Thank you so much Marie, this totally made my day!!!! I will be passing this one on to some of my fellow bloggers but I'm going to wait until after the craziness of World Card Making Day. Check back Monday to see who inspires me! I am crazy busy tonight trying to get everything together for tomorrow's festivities! Don't forget to stop by and play along with my challenges starting at 8 am CST tomorrow! There will be fun stamping challenges, a blog hop and fabulous prizes!!! Hope you join us!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm on a challenge roll!

I got to stamp 3 days in a row...I can't believe it! Today I did the "Ways To Use It" challenge on SCS. Today's challenge was to use a quote on your project. Right away I thought of this quote from DRS Designs. I LOVE butterfly stamps and this quote gave me to perfect excuse to ink up a butterfly that I have never used before. Along with following the quote challenge I also used the same sketch from yesterday's SC196 sketch challenge.

Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey DP, Rain Dots, Art Institute Lion's Mane glitter, Martha Stewart ribbon, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget that Saturday is World Card Making Day! Starting at 8 am CST I will be posting stamping challenges with a chance to win FABULOUS prizes! Stop by anytime. I will have 3 challenges that I will post throughout the day and you will have until midnight to get them done. The Firecracker Designs by Pamela design team will also be having a blog hop on Saturday starting at 10 am CST and you definitely won't want to miss that. We participated in a fun challenge and I can't wait to show you the results! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Exciting News!!!

I'm so excited to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Queen Kat Designs design team, I mean Royal Court! Click HERE to read the full announcement. The new team is filled will some incredibly wonderful stampers including my friend Jen. I can't wait to start working with all of these talented ladies! I put links to all of the team member's blogs over on my side bar, you should definitely check them out! QKD has some awesome clear stamp sets and I can't wait to start sharing some QKD projects with you!

Another challenge card!

After the preschool field trip from you know where, I locked myself in the basement for a few moments of silence, and a SCS sketch challenge. 2 days in a row doing current challenges, I must be sick, LOL!
Here is today's sketch:

Here is my card.Supplies used: Stamp from DRS Designs, SU CS, Cosmo Cricket DP, Martha Stewart ribbon, Prima flowers, Dress it Up glitter dots.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget Saturday is World Card Making Day! I have 3 fun challenges scheduled for Saturday, with the first one starting at 8 am CST. You won't want to miss them (or the fabulous prizes that go along with each one!!!!)

Fun stuff!

I don't have any new project to share today (yet) but I have a couple fun things...

First off I'm totally excited because I won this month's Shimmerz Linkz contest. Shimmerz is my new favorite product and now I get 5 more colors to play with! For more info on how you can win check out the Shimmerz Blog!

Second, I was contacted last week by JustRite Stampers asking me if it was ok to add some of my cards to their web gallery...oh coarse I don't mind! I have 3 cards in their Special Events -birthday gallery, 2 cards in their Christmas - card gallery and 1 card in their Special Occassion -graduation gallery! Check out their gallery HERE.

Last, but not least, I got a blog award from my blogging friend, Debi! Thanks so much Debi for the award and for all of the wonderful comments you leave for me on my blog everyday!!!
In accepting this award, I agree to:
1. Display the logo and link to the one who award it.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs to receive the award.
3. Add links to those 7 blogs to my blog.
4. Leave the nominees a message that they have been nominated to receive the award.

For this award I would like to pass it on to all of my fellow DRS Designs design team members. All of these ladies are incredibly talented and inspire me on a daily basis!!! Click HERE to see some awesome projects made by these ladies! So in alphabetical order: Angel, Cathy, Dawn, Etha, Janette, Jennifer, Jessica G (I know you don't have a blog but your work is awesome and I wanted to included you, too), Jessica K and Vicki

I'm hoping to have a card to share later today but I can't gaurantee it because my cold seems to just keep getting worse and we have a preschool fieldtrip to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. I'm crossing my fingers that I get some stamping time too though! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I made a challenge card!!!

I think this is the first time EVER that I have done a SCS color challenge while it was current. I had planned on taking a nap while the kids were at preschool today but for some reason my stamp room was calling my name. Today the challenge colors were Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (but you could substitue Bordering Blue, which is what I had to do).
I thought the colors made for a perfect fall card. In addition to doing a color challenge I also used an old SCS sketch SC118. I colored my image with colored pencils and OMS and then to give just the pumpkins and apples a shiney look I painted them with Angel Wings Shimmerz.
Here is a close-up of one of the pumpkins so you can see the shimmer (it was hard to see in the full photo)
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, colored pencils/OMS, Dress it Up glitter dots, Shimmerz.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a great day!

World Card Making Day is almost here!!!!

I am battling a terrible, nasty virus right now so no stamping for me for a few days. I want to make sure that I get lots of rest so I'm healthy before Saturday. Why by Saturday you ask, well if you didn't know it, Saturday is World Card Making Day! Join in the fun with card makers all over the world to participate in the kick off of the holiday card-making season. Now in its third year, World Card Making Day is a day to connect with fellow card makers around the globe and to celebrate the creativity and joy of this craft! I am planning on stamping from morning til night on Saturday.
Actually I have a couple surprises in store, so make sure you stop by on Saturday. I will be hosting some super fun challenges with some awesome blog candy! I will be posting my first challenge at 8 am CST. For more details make sure you stop by!
I'm hoping to have more to share with you before then, but it all depends on how fast I beat this cold! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

DRS Desigsn blog challenge #5

Today is the 5th DRS Designs blog challenge... "anything but a card". The challenge will run for two weeks but there is no time limit to participate. You are welcome to play along at any time! If you do participate (we would love it if you did!) be sure to come back and post a link to your creation so we can come take a look! If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword: DRSC5.

The design team really outdid themselves for this challenge...check out the rest of teams creations HERE

For my project I chose to make an altered domino keychain. A few weeks ago my blogging friend Danyelle asked for stamped donations to fill a little mailbox to send to her Divine Secret Sister who just returned to teaching after going through cancer treatment. The mailbox isn't huge so she asked for small items. I thought this would be the perfect item for me to send. I started with a standard size domino. Using a fine sanding block, I sanded the smooth surface and had my husband drill a hole in the corner. I stamped my image on the domino using Palette Noir ink (I usually use Stazon, but I wanted to color this image with alcohol markers and the stazon will bleed). I slightly heat set it (you don't usually have to do this if you use Stazon) and then very carefully colored the image. Then using Tombow Mono Aqua glue, I covered the entire top of the domino, sprinkled some glitter on and let it dry overnight. The next morning I painted the edge with a silver leafing pen and I added the chain.
Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the DRS Designs blog to see what the rest of the design team made! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dont forget....

Tomorrow is another DRS Designs blog challenge! Don't forget to stop by to see what we are up to this week! The DT really outdid themselves for this challenge, you won't want to miss it!