Sunday, October 31, 2010

Holiday Wishes

(to those who celebrate...) Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my husband's FAVORITE holiday so it's a big deal at our house. He looks for stuff at garage sales all year long and is constantly adding to our collection of outside decorations.

(That's my youngest daughter, Alison, dressed "Goth" for a Halloween party.)

DH's graveyard - he made the fence and gravestones  himself

This year's addition. He's even dressed for the occasion. :)

And now, for today's card. Of course, with all this ghoulish fun around me, I had to create...

....a CHRISTMAS card! LOL! :)

This card features the adorable "Milly Singing Carols".

Ah, off to trick or treat with Alison and my dog, Dixie. Dixie doesn't trick or treat, of course, but she loves to walk around the neighborhood and see all the kids. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Final Free For All at PWCO

This is my last Free For All card for this month. I can't wait to see what my next month's assignment will be! For my card, I couldn't resist using this adorable new image from the latest Rachelle Anne Miller release. My youngest daughter loves snowglobe so this image reminds me of her. :)

If you look closely, you'll see that there is a little snowman on piece of the dp that closely resembles the snowman inside of the snowglobe.  I thought that was a fun coincidence, especially since this was just a piece from my scrap pile.

Supplies: A Magical Christmas by Rachelle Anne Miller, red Bazzill and green Prism cardstock, Season's Greetings (Let It Snow collection, 3 Bugs in a Rug), snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), scallop border punch (Fiskars) Copics, rhinestone, corner punch (Stampin' Up!), sheer white ribbon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Skating Away...

I love this new Ice skating Poppy so much, I just had to use her again in this week's DSB card:

One of the things I like about this image is how versatile she is. She works well with fresh, non-traditional Christmas colors, but would also be right at home on a  traditional red and green Christmas card or done up in non-holidday colors as a generic winter image.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wintry Wednesday with Wings

This week's card features this adorable snowwoman from Merriest Wishes. (Sorry - there's no way that's a snowman in that hat! lol!)

It's also my entry for the "Pink Holidays" challenge, part of the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

I kept the layout really simple and played around with my Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug. The Scor-Bug is a littler trickier to use than I thought it would be but I love the effect. I added the big, sheer bow and pink rhinestones to bling it up a bit.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Frosty Free For All

It's an FFA (Free For All) day over at the PWCO blog. Here's one of my favorite new Rachelle Anne Miller images, Flaky Friends.

Supplies: Flaky Friends (Rachelle Anne Miller for PWCO), Island Mist Medium cardstock (Prism),  Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned carstock, Copics, ultrafine glitter, snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), small snowflake punch, sheer ribbon, pop-dots, rhinestone, chalk (for "sky").

Monday, October 18, 2010

PWCO Images Revealed!

If you missed last Friday's release over at Paperworks Co, you missed a good time and a lot of cute new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps!

First up is the new Angelic Choir images. (I used Sketch 54 from the Paperworks blog for my layout.)

Next up is the festive Season of Joy:

You can check out all the great new images here, as well as seeing the design teams' great sample projects here (look for posts from last Friday night, the 15th).

Visit the PWCO blog on Tuesday (or stop by here) to see my latest Free For All card using another holiday image from this latest release!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ice skating Poppy

As much as I'd prefer *not* to think about winter weather, I love this new Ice skating Poppy image from DigiStamp Boutique.

Supplies: Ice skating Poppy (DSB), snowllake paper (Karen Foster Design), Martha Stewart snowflake and snowflake border punches, rhinestones (Studio 18 - Michaels), Copics, ribbon, metallic silver paper and blue cardstock from scraps.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak Peek

Hey, it's time for another great release of Rachelle Anne Miller stamps from PaperWorksCo!.

Here's a fun sneak peek:
Can you guess what the image is? No? Good, you're not supposed to! ;-)

For another fun sneak peek, visit my buddy Sunghee's blog.

And be sure to stop by the PaperWorksCo blog tonight to participate in the release party and see what great new images we've been teasing you with! Here are the directions to participate in the chat. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That's So Groovy!

This week's Angel Company card is also my entry for the "That's So Groovy" challenge over on TAC's Paper Crafting Community.

Supplies: Merriest Wishes, Miss Moxie SWIC, Scarlet cardstock, Copic markers, orange brads

Whoa! That's one colorful snowman! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Thankful Free For All

I wish it didn't take something really bad to make people realize just how lucky they are. My neighbors recently lost their newborn son, after a previous pregnancy ended in miscarriage. It definitely made me realize how lucky I have to have two great, healthy kids. So, I decided to create a card using this wonderful Rachelle Anne Miller image from the September release over at PWCO.


Stamps: “A Thankful Day” (Rachelle Anne Miller for PWCO)
Paper: orange and green dp (A Walk in the Park Collection, Echo Park), Jillibean kraft cardstock, brown Bazzill cardstock
Other: Copics, brown ribbon, self-adhesive rhinestones

BTW, I hope you're keeping an eye on the PWCO blog for sneak peeks from the October release of more great Rachelle Anne Miller stamps!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

DigiStamp Sunday

Now that the madness of September is over (why is that month always like that?!), I"m trying to organize my life a little! My TAC and PWCO cards both have their own special days (PWCO changes each month, but it's still a weekly timeslot), so I decided that my DigiStamp Boutique cards needed their own special day, too. :) So - ta da! - welcome to the first DigiStamp Sunday!

This week's card features my favorite teddy bear, Coco. (Of course, the fact that he's named after my favorite food group - chocolate! - doesn't hurt but he's just so darn cute!)

It's hard to see the glitter in photos, but here's a close up of the snowflake embellishments. I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch (love it!) and some Prismaglitter, then added a rhinestone for some extra bling.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ahoy Matey!

Ahoy there lads and lassies! It's Pirate Josh from DigiStamp Boutique's September release! I gave this lad a scroungy look with lots of distressing and Burnt Umber Palette ink. The globe stamp is one I picked up a Hobby Lobby a few years ago when I was working on my genealogy scrapbook. It was fun to find another use for it.

You landlubbers can see Josh and the rest of his friends over at the DigiStamp Boutique shop. Head on over or I'll make ye walk the plank! 

J/K! ;-)

Witchy Wednesday

This week's Wednesday with Wings has a Halloween twist.

Don't Frankie and the witch make the cutest couple? :)

Lately, I've seen so many wonderful 3D projects while blog surfing. I was dying to try to make some kind of cute Halloween container myself but needed something simple. (I'm not very good at following 3D directions!) I don't think I've ever tried to make one of these 2-5-7-10 boxes before. It was fun! And EASY! Even I didn't screw it up the first time I tried it! lol! Splitcoaststampers has a great little 2-5-7-10 box tutorial.

Supplies: Happy Haunting T2536 (TAC), Embossed Curve border punch (EK Success), orange cardstock (Hobby Lobby), paper scraps from stash, COPIC markers, Halloween ribbon (Michaels).

And more wonderful, witchy good Halloween fun is coming! The Angel Company is hosting a Halloween inspired blog hop on October 15. I'll be posting more on this soon!

Wicked Good Blog Hop ~ Saturday October 16th!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Free for All

It's Free for All day over on the PaperWorks Co blog today. I will be providing all of the Free for All projects this month. Yay! It's one of my favorite assignments. :)

For my FFA Tuesday card, I just couldn't resist using more of the September kit paper from Echo Park as well as another new Rachelle Anne Miller Stamp! For my card layout, I used a sketch from the Lord Have Mercy! blog (sketch #86).

Fall is finally in the air here. I was a vendor at a fall craft festival this past weekend and there is a local pumpkin fest coming up this weekend. I love all of the Fall fun! This little girl and her squirrel friend look like they're having their share of Fall fun, too!

Stamps: The Perfect Patch (exclusive RAM for PWCO)
Paper: Playground from the A Walk in the Park Collection (Echo Park), Prismatics Herbal Garden Medium cs,  Smitten Stripes from the Be Loved Collection (My Mind's Eye), kraft base card, self-adhesive rhinestones, Copics.

Friday, October 1, 2010

October DigiStamp Release

It's October 1st so time for another release of  DigiStamp Boutique cuties! There are actually two collections being released, the Kiss-Mas Collection and the Zoe Collection. Head on over to the shop to check out all the new images!