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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wishing You another Year of Blessings

Hello, hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Hope you are enjoying family time with family & friends and that you've had an AWESOME Black Friday too! I have a cold so bear with me today please. 

Now, onto my card, From The Heart stamps had this image called Balloon Ride for their Progressive Challenge and I played with their sketch #44. Ta-da!

The image was colored first with prismacolored pencils and then stickles of different colors were applied. I did a sky background with my Memento drop and some cloud template. You will notice that one of the mouse (on the left) has a red "feather" on his head. I made a boo boo and I couldn't remove it so had to make as if he was wearing one...

Everything was then matted on kraft cardstock and I added some border with a Fiskars punch. To finish, I added some pearls. Here is the inside. 

My sketch comes from The Heart Stamps #44.

I would also like to enter in these challenges:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Day 1- Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Annual Blog Hop

Welcome to the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Annual Blog Hop. This will be a 12 day blog hop, from November 25th through December 6th.  Each day we will have projects for you that are Christmas themed in some way.  I am a guest DT for this hop and if you happened to come here, please stasrt with  Lisa at Honeybearz Designs

This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

The Scrapbook Club is excited to be a part of the hop this year. We will be sharing with you a wonderful technique for making your Christmas Cards this year along with 12 video tutorials for you, one for each day showcasing a card technique.  Let's get started!

The Scrapbook Blessings Club,, 2013 Christmas series on One Sheet Wonders. We are showcasing 12 cards in 12 days using many different techniques along with a one sheet wonder template. Please join us for all twelve days.

Here at SBC, we will be doing One Sheet Wonder Cards for this hop.  You can find the template that we will be using here to make the 12 different cards using the same design paper. You will find the video tutorial and hop there.

Here is what I did for Day 1

Paper tearing is fun as there is no right or wrong way to do it! I did a tone-on-tone background with a snowflake stamp and versamark ink. The image was colored with Memento inks and prismacolor pencils and popped with dimensionals. Added some pearls and doodled and there it is!

Here is a close up!


Cardstock: Kraft, White (Recollections), pink (Bazzill)

Designer papers: DCWV Christmas pack
Stamps: Hero Arts
Accessories: Memento markers, prismacolor pencils, pearls from stash, versamark ink, black marker

Please join us every day! You don't want to miss anything!


Color Me Creative Classroom - Anything goes
Crafty creations Challenge - American Holidays or Christmas
ABC Xmas - W for Winter
Stamp with Sarah Kay - Christmas
Without Words - Getting Ready for Xmas
Clear It Out - Snowflakes 
Paper Shelter - Christmas

Oldie  but a Goodie - CAS Xmas
Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes
Addicted to Stamps - Embossing (Used wet here)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hobbycutz Challenge #26 - Sassy Studio

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!!! Can you believe how fast the week has gone by...Soon, December will be here!

I was recently accepted into the Hobbycutz Challenges and here I am for my first challenge with them. The theme this time is "Steampunk" and we're playing with Sassy Studios.

Steampunk is way out of my comfort zone and honestly, I had to google the word to get a better understanding of it.

Josephine was a fun image to work with.  She is colored with prismacolored pencils and baby oil, then popped up with dimensional foam tape.

The gears are from Tim Holtz's Sprocket Gears and Mini Gears. The leaf accent on the left is a metal sticker form Momenta. The paper used is from Colorbok and I used a ready made scallop card from Michaels.  The black border is from my Fiskars punch.

Colors used:

Hair - canary yellow PC916, Cream PC914
Skin - Light peach PC 927, Peach PC939
Dress - Sand PC940, Yellow Ochre PC942
Boots, garter, glasses - Tuscan Red PC937, Sienna Brown PC945, Dark Brown PC946
Underwear - Metallic Gold PC950

Prize is some digi Stamps from Sassy Studio Designs

We would really love to see your creations and if you would like to see what my teamies have created to help inspire you please pop over to the Hobbycutz Challenge Blog.


Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Come and get it Challenge - AG w/a twist (Use a digital stamp)
Robyn's Fetish - Metal (Real or Faux)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes w/twist (Used Column 1 - Image, Patterned paper, Solid Color paper)

Huge Hugs,

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SBC challenge #6 - Twisted Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! Welcome to Challenge #6 from The Scrapbook Blessings Club and our challenge, this week is the Twisted Gift Card Holder. This challenge runs from now until Nov 29th at midnight.This has been by far, one of the easiest techniques I have come across :-) 

 Challenge #6 is sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund 

They are giving away a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store! 

From Dawn's tutorial, she shows you different ways on how she did it in less than 10 minutes per gift card holder. With teens and tweens, it has become so difficult to find a great gift that most of us just give them gift cards. This is a special way to make the gift cards way COOLER!

Here's the inspirational video: 

and my take from it:

Tip: Do not hesitate to add a sentiment!


  • Cut paper at 4.25 x 11 inches and score from top right to bottom left
  • Flip designer paper, fold in half and crease - best bet to use a creasing tool to form a sharp crease
  • Add your image and sentiment like I did above
  • DONE!!!
If you need more inspiraton, please come check us out at The Scrapbook Blessings Club and do leave my fellow teamies some love. Thank you for your visit!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Martha Stewart
Stamp & Sentiment: Local King Rubber
Accessories: Memento markers, glossy accents, spellbinders

Frosted Designs - Give a Gift
Crafty Calendar - All things Xmas

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Merry Xmas - Coloring with markers on the stamp!

Happy Saturday everyone! This week's sketch comes from The Heart Stamps and I went with a non-traditional Xmas card. I colored the stamp with my Memento markers and it was my first aim at it. It almost feels like coloring with no black lines...

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Stampin Up 
Stamps: Local King Rubber Stamps
Accessories: Fiskars Snowflakes, ribbon, spellbinders


Friday, November 15, 2013

Selective wet Embossing

Happy Friday! Today, I wanted to try something new and it's called Selective Wet Embossing. I am not sure if there was ever a tutorial from someone for this but I really wanted to go for that technique. It took a bit of time and stamping but I think it turned great! This card is for my hubby to let him know how much he is important in my life!

This stamp is from the Kelly Purkey Dude stamp set. I embossed the "Amazing", "Would I be" and the "Thank You" with the respective embossing powders. I have cut the "You" and the mustache and popped them with a dimensional. The rest of the sentiments, I inked them with Memento Black. To finish my card, I doodled the borders, added some star embellishment and baker's twine.

What do you think? Is it missing something?


Simon Says Stamp - Thanks/ Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Building a Scene card - No colored pencils, Just stamps and paper piecing!

Happy Saturday everyone! Today, I tried a new technique for myself. As some of you know, I LOVE to color with my prismacolored pencils but for this card, I decided not to use any. It was VERY difficult for me but I had to try. I built a scene card...Yes, no colored pencils, just stamps and paper piecing!

I used the Alley Way stamps Christmas Express, a set that I won from one of their FB contest. I absolutely adore this set! I chose to play with the colors from the picture below (red, blue, orange and beige). 

Here's a tutorial on how I did this:
  1. Cut your base at 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".
  2. Cut some hills from your dp.
  3. Fussy cut the train, trees, candy canes and window.
  4. Adhere hills and train using adhesives and dimensionals.
  5. Stamp the dotted lines 3x.
  6. Cut banner, stamp "Merry Christmas" and adhere.
  7. Add stickles on hills and pearls on wheels.
  8. Doodle around banner and star on train.

 Here's another peek from the side showing you the dimensions. What do you think?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Christmas Express, Simon Says Stamps Card Exchanging Friends
Ink: Printer
Paper: copic xpress, Studio Calico Wonderland Collection
Extras: white pearls from StoryTeller, Memento Ink Black, dimensionals, scissors, stickles


TAWS - BIC #41
TAWS - DT Call
Challenges 4 Everybody - Any goes
Great impressions November Challenge - Holiday Cards or Tag
HobbyCutz - Winter Wonderland
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Penny Black - Any goes
Scribble And Scrap - Any goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Gems, Gems, Gems
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas
Storyteller - Bling or Glitter (White Pearls embellishments from Storyteller)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PCP Sassy Studio Designs - monthly challenge #6

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! It's almost Friday and I can't believe how the week has gone so fast! 

Image: Scarecrow Sassy
 Medium: Prismacolored pencils
Hat: PC918, PC921 and PC942
Hair: PC943, PC945 and PC937
Skin: PC927 and PC939
Gloves/Shoes: PC911, PC 1005 and jade green (Crayola)
Top/ Pants: PC918, PC921, PC942 and PC1034

This month at PCP, the monthly progressive challenge from SSS is to use Scarecrow Sassy and the theme was Fall. Papers are from Making Memories and I love those. I colored the image with my prismacolored pencils. I also cuttlebugged the cardstock and used my Fiskars punch to add some borders. The sentiment reads "Fall gathering for my family party tonight" and these are stickers from the Fall Making Memories kit.

Hope you like it!

PCP SSS Monthly challenge #6 - Fall

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SBC's Challenge #4 : Thank you

Good morning peeps and Happy Sunday!!!!! Did you sleep in late and had a yummy breakfast? I wish we could but being surrounded with small ones, I think we have to wait for another couple of years hehehe...

Onto this week's challenge at The Scrapbook Blessings Club, the theme was to make a sunburst card and we used the tutorial from DoStamping. You will find all the instructions and measurements there.

I embossed some of my panels and this was done fairly quickly. I added some faux stitching around the border and finished it with a button nd some twine. 

Make sure to check the creations of my talented teamates over at the SBC's blog and leave them some love.

Card Recipe
Cardstock - Recollections
Papers - Making Memories
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit
Accessories - ribbon, cuttlebug, baker's twine, black pen, Memento Black ink, scallop nestabilities

Simon Says Stamp - Any goes
Craftitude Challenge - Any goes/w twine or string
Crafty Hands - Anything goes
Wags' n Whiskers - Fall Colors
Die Cuttin Divas - Any Goes (Scallop circle)
Cut It Up  - Fall (Scallop circle)