Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cabio's Candy

Cabio, one of my fellow PWCO design team members, if offering some wonderful candy on her blog! Check it out:

Head on over to Cabio's blog before December 14th to be in the drawing for this wonderful stash! And be sure to leave her some birthday wishes, too. :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Magical Monday Sketch

Peggy has posted another great sketch this week on the PaperWorksCo blog.

Note: I saw this sketch as a pencil draft and envisioned it turned around with the sentiment along the top. Just goes to show what a versatile sketch this is - it looks great either way!

This week's card came together so easily for me! I was stoked about using these four things: 1) this week's sketch (I love it!); 2) another one of Rachelle Anne Miller's Christmas images (love those too!); and 3)  this adorable Echo Park honeycomb paper; and 4) my new EK Success border punch.

(I don't know about you, but the white designs on that honeycomb paper look an awful lot like snowflakes to me...)

Stamps: A Magical Christmas (RAM for PWCO)
Paper: Honeycomb from the Life is Good Collection (Echo Park), Tweetheart from the Love Bandit Collection (Bo Bunny Press), pink cardstock (Prism), aqua and ivory cardstock
Other: Copics, border punch (EK Success), sheer ribbon, snowflake punchie, self-adhesive pearl

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DSB Sunday

Oh man, tons of computer problems today!! Our internet was out for several hours and our connection has been erratic all day. Whew! I better get this posted before it starts acting up again...

This little cutie is part of the Francis collection from DigiStamp Boutique:

Isn't he adorable? I just love penguins and this little guy is no exception. He's quick and easy to color, too, so he'd make a great image for your holiday cards! Head on over to the DigiStamp Boutique to check out Waddle Francis and the rest of the Francis collection.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Frosty Free For All

Hi! Hope you had fun participating in all the birthday festivities these past 2 weeks over at the PWCO blog. We're back to our "regularly scheduled programming", so here I am with this Monday's FFA (Free For All) card

This aqua and cream dp from Echo Park is just so soft and warm. I felt it was just perfect to warm up our frosty little friends.

Stamps: Flaky Friends (Rachelle Anne Miller for PWCO)
Paper: Grandma's Quilt, Life is Good Collection (Echo Park), kraft and aqua cardstocks
Other: Copics, ribbon, snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), button, twine

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DSB Sunday - Season's Greetings!

This Sunday I have not one, but two cards for you featuring images from DigiStamp Boutique. My recent DSB cards have featured Hootie and her friend, Hoot, from the November release. Today's card features a cute Christmas image with both Hoot and Hootie:

Supplies: Hoot and Hootie (DSB), dp from Fa La La collection (Making Memories), Copics, ribbon (Michaels), buttons, cardstock.

I've been on a bit of a red and green kick lately (I really adore that polka dot dp), so I decided to go with something a little different for my Ice Skating Poppy card:

Supplies: Ice Skating Polly (DSB), Winter Weather and Winter Simple Stripe DP (KI Memories), cardstock (including DCWV Pastel Stack), scallop border punch (Fiskars) snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), self-adhesive rhinestones (dollar spot at Michael's), Copics, Icicle Stickles.

Have a great week! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to check out my Monday Free For All card for PWCO.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Holidays Hoot!

The other day I introduced you to the adorable Hootie from November release, the Hoot & Hootie Christmas collection. Today's card features her friend, Hoot.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday With Wings Holiday Hints

Next week is Thanksgiving, which means Friday of next week is Black Friday, which in turn means .... Christmas it not that far away!! OK, take a deep breath and read these tips on how to get ready for all the holiday gift exchanging, card mailing, etc.

If you're making your own cards - keep them simple! Use colored cardstock to make your basecard (or, better yet, buy premade ones) and keep your layers to a minimum. You can find recent holiday card samples here and here (the last 2 cards have pretty simple layouts and the Joy card doesn't need any coloring whatsoever). Barb Foster has some adorable, but simple Christmas cards here.

Even the most humble of gifts looks great if it's packaged nicely.  Below are some gift bags that I used to give gifts to my daughter's school secretaries. I'd picked up the preprinted bags at Hobby Lobby (they have great pre-Christmas sales and you can often pick these up at after Christmas sales, too.) and I had a retired TAC stamp set (Christmas Fun) which coordinated well with the design. So, I made some tags, punched 2 holes in the top of each gift bag, then tied them shut with some sheer ribbon and a tag. (Insert both ends of the ribbon through the back of the back, towards you. Tie a half-knot to seal the bag. Thread the tag onto one of the ends of ribbon. Tie a bow and you're done!)

Only 38 shopping days left until Christmas! (Sorry, I just had to throw that in there! LOL!)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, PWCO!!

If you've been visiting the PaperWorks Co blog, you know that the company is celebrating birthday #3!

To celebrate PaperWorks 3rd birthday, we're playing a little game with the past and present members of the design team. There are 3 chances to win a $33.00 gift certificate to the store, so make sure you play along and grab the clues along the way!! Stop by the PWCO blog and check out the birthday bonanza post for details.

stamps - A Little Haul of Cheer (Rachelle Anne Miller for PWCO)
paper - Honeycomb, Seeing Spots from the Life is Good Collection (Echo Park)
other: Copics, pink and brown cardstock, pink grosgrain ribbon, snowflake charm, self-adhesive rhinestones

Don't forget to leave a comment and keep looking for who this little snipped might belong to!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Who-o-o Is This Christmas Cutie?

This Christmas cutie is "Hootie", one of the November releases at DigiStamp Boutique. You can find Hootie and her pal, Hoot, in the current Offer of the Month. You can also buy all of the Hoots and Hooties individually, along with some other cute characters at the November release page.

On Tuesday I'll be posting a few more cards featuring images from the November release!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday with Wings - Catch up!

I am so behind with my blogging in general and my Angel Company projects in particular. I haven't been feeling right and stayed home sick Monday and part of Tuesday. After copious amounts of sleep, I feel much better. Now I can get back to crafting!

For this week's WWW, I'm going to share some giftbag ideas with you. Once a year my upline, Avis, hosts a holiday bag swap open to all TAC demonstrators. The big draw is to be one of the first 10 to sign up so you can get a "Mischelle bag". (Mischelle Smith is the oh-so-talented founder of The Angel Company.) I've been lucky enough to get one most years. :) Here's this year's bag:

Isn't it cute? Mischelle used one of my favorite stamp sets ever - Merriest Wishes. I love the Nesties die that she used, too.

Here are some bags from previous years. The red bag is a traditional handled gift bag with a cardstock "bib" that serves to help keep the bag closed. (The handles feed up through the cardstock.) The blue one is just a colored lunch bag with the top rolled down. Holes were punched around the edges and ribbons were tied through the holes.The snowman is stamped on a metal rimmed rectangular tag.

Handmade packaging really helps jazz up a small gift. Hopefully these bags will give you some ideas for your own holiday giftbags! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Release at DSB

It's November 1st, which means great new images over at DigiStamp Boutique!

I'll be posting some cards with these cuties later this week. In the meantime, check out the great eye candy over on Sally-Ann's blog.