Christmas Cards Galore!

I have been creating all kinds of wintery themed cards lately. These five cards were created for the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog.

For the November challenge, you had to use 2 snowflakes, 2 buttons and 2 pieces of ribbon.

Here are my cards...

Blue & Green Snowflakes


Snowy Owl - Let It Snow

Stripes & Snowflakes

Vintage Snowflakes

Holly & Stripes

I hope they at least give you some simple ideas for making any last minute Christmas cards for your family and friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

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12 Days of Christmas Cards Contest

Starting Monday Dec. 1st, Mon Ame Memories will be having a contest. As part of the DT, we have all been hard at work coming up with some very fun challenges for everyone. Each day there will be a new card challenge. They won't be difficult ones I promise you. Card challenges will be posted and you will have a certain amount of time to complete them. You will have at least 24 hrs to complete them. And it is only one card so you should be able to complete it with no problem.

After the 12 days we will draw a winner for a prize from Mon Ame Memories.

For every card you complete you will get a ticket. You must complete at least 4 card challenges to be able to win the grand prize. But of course, the more you complete the more tickets you get in the hat. If you complete all 12 of the card challenges, you will get 5 bonus tickets. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

This is a great way to get some last minute Christmas cards mailed out. And because the contest ends on the 12th of December, you will still have plenty of time to get them out in the mail in time for Christmas delivery.

We hope you will join us for this fun contest!!!

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A Winter Wow!!!

The newest issue of the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine is only days away from release!

Don't forget to check out the SCT blog this week for Freebie Fridays! We have a mini album up for grabs. You have until 6pm EST to leave a comment on last Friday's post for your chance to win!

If you wish to subscribe to this FREE publication, check out the details here. The only cost for the magazine is shipping and handling! That's it!!!

The magazine also has a Spring 2009 call for art work as well. Check out all the details on the SCT website here.

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A New Scrappy Community for Me!



I am happy to announce that I have been asked to join the awesome scrappy community "A Page in Time Scrapbook" as one of their newest design team members... mainly their new sketch designer!! I am thrilled to get to work with these super creative ladies!

Their kits are extremely cool! In one kit, you get 3 different kit sets... enough paper and embellies to create 3 double page spreads with lots of scraps left over.

The three kits featured for November are stunning:


Crate Paper - Prudence


Fancy Pants Designs - Fall

Pink Paislee - Vintage Moon

They also have the option of adding matching cardstock to your kit purchase that match all the papers.

I can't wait to get to work with the December kit. I'll be sure to share it with all of you!
Happy Tuesday!

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A Kreativ Blogger Award

I was given this Kreativ Blogger award by Lisa. I had the honour of working with Lisa on the design team at The Scrapping Bug for 6 months! She's a super talented chickie! I just love her scrappy style!

So my top 5 picks for my Kreativ Blogger award are:

Tara: One of bestest buddies ever... she's just so generous and kind hearted! Her girls just are too cute!

Laura: Laura is one my favourite scrappy people! She has the biggest heart and I miss scrapping with her every Wednesday! Oh yeah... and her fabulous cuisine!

Christine: I love Christine's work. She just happens to be a part of my So Sketchy Sistas. Her attention to detail is amazing!

Wendy: I love Wendy's layering and her cutie-putie kiddos are just so smiley and happy looking!

Melody: This women puts my work to shame! Her talent with an exacto knife is amazing! I know she'll go far with her scrap-talent!


Here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Provide links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

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Cards... and Freebie Friday!

So with all the beautiful stamps that I received from Hero Arts the other day, I started tinkering with them a little bit.

Here are two that I created...

Winter Trees Thank You:


The trees on the stamp appear to have snow on them so I pulled out my liquid applique and filled in the bare spaces to look like snow. The texture of this card is too cool in real life!

Thanks So Much:

This card has fine glitter attached to the tree with birds and also to all the white parts of greeting circle. It's even prettier in person!

I sure hope the ladies that I sent these two cards to like them as much as I do!


NOW.... don't forget to check out the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog! We have a very cool mini album up for grabs for last Friday's "Freebie Friday" giveaway!

And I got great news from Catherine... the winter issue is coming along nicely and we'll all be able to see it soon! YIPPEE!!!

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One Lucky Ducky!

I always navigate to the Hero Club Blog for Hero Arts. I visit almost everyday for their new challenges and their cool inspirational videos and examples.

I also signed up for their newsletter and became one of their Hero Club members awhile ago. Well I got an email a few weeks ago saying I had won their October monthly contest. This meant that I had a $100 to spend on ANYTHING in their catalog.

Well I checked to see if I had a package today and I did! It was all the wonderful things I had picked out of the Hero Arts catalog....

Here are all the cool things I picked out.....




You could win too! Just sign up for the Hero Club here or participate in their weekly challenges for a chance to win some awesome Hero Arts products too! I just love their stuff! Can't wait to ink 'em all up!!! Especially all the winter and Christmas themed ones!!!

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12 Days of Christmas Cards Contest

Starting Dec. 1st, Mon Ame Memories will be having a contest. As part of the DT, we have all been hard at work coming up with some very fun challenges for everyone. Each day there will be a new card challenge. They won't be difficult ones I promise you. Card challenges will be posted and you will have a certain amount of time to complete them. You will have at least 24 hrs to complete them. And it is only one card so you should be able to complete it with no problem.

After the 12 days we will draw a winner for a prize from Mon Ame Memories.

For every card you complete you will get a ticket. You must complete at least 4 card challenges to be able to win the grand prize. But of course, the more you complete the more tickets you get in the hat. If you complete all 12 of the card challenges, you will get 5 bonus tickets. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

This is a great way to get some last minute Christmas cards mailed out. And because the contest ends on the 12th of December, you will still have plenty of time to get them out in the mail in time for Christmas delivery.

We hope you will join us for this fun contest!!!

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Masking .... a Long Road Home

I few weeks back I bought some of the Tattered Angels new "Glimmer Masks" in both the "winter trees" shapes and winter themed shapes called "vintage ice".



I finally got a chance to use them for the first time last night on a page I created for a sketch challenge on SIS (Scrap in Style) by "GretchenMac".

I first masked the majority of the yellow border around the base of the page with some Post-it-Notes. Then I placed my tree mask on my page and lightly sprayed on my "Frost" coloured Glimmer Mist. I carefully lifted up the mask and wiped it between applications of mist. I think it actually turned out pretty good considering I created it at 11pm at night.

Supplies:
PP: Jenni Bowlin, Teresa Collins. Bling: Prima. Letters: American Crafts, Making Memories. Stamps: Sweet n'Sassy Stamps (leaf), Pine boughs (Gina K. Designs), Autumn Leaves (flourish). Ink: Ranger, Staz-On. Other: clear embossing powder, office supply store tag.

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I've fallen in love.... and Blog Candy!

I discovered a newer brand of stamp company not too long ago called Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I looked through their stamp store and fell in love with some of their new Christmas stamps. So littl' ol' me just had to add a few sets to my ever-growing stamp collection.

This is one of my favs... called "Christmas Poinsettias".

Here are a few cards I made using the set....

Well the actual designer of this gorgeous stamp set, Chris Dickinson, has a offer of BLOG CANDY on her personal blog. Why not check it out here! Good luck!

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Sneak Peek for Random Choas

Here's a little sneak peek for next week's Random Chaos....

Gotta love those Prima gem flourishes!!!!

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Winter Wonderland

I made this card the other night. Isn't it cool looking? Ever wonder how I got the sprinkling of white on the branches? Check out this tutorial out for details... HERE!

supplies: cardstock, The Paper Company, Bazzil, Prism; inks, Tsukineko; stamps, Gina K. Designs; tools, Spellbinders Nestabilities Ribbon Tag Die, Tim Holtz ruler, Heidi Swapp paper piercer; ribbon, Offray; other, Crayola crayon.
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I was Tagged!!!

I was tagged by the lovely and extremely talented Julie!! Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog:
Share SEVEN facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird...just 7 facts. :) Tag 7 people at the end of your post and make sure to let them know they've been tagged!

Hmmm... I wonder if I can even come up with seven things?

1. I grew SPACE tomatoes from NASA when I was in grade 8. I was one of a few Canadian students picked to grew tomato seeds and collect data on my plants and send it off to NASA.

2. I was science project geek for all of my elementary school career. I won 4 medals in 5 years of science fairs.

3. I won a scrapbooking contest last year and won $700 to spend strictly on scrappy stuff!! It was like being in heaven!!!

4. I don't like to wear make up. Yup... a girl that doesn't like to wear makeup! It makes me break out.

5. When I worked as a kitchen apprentice before going to chef's school, I made breakfast for Christopher Plummer (the father in Sound of Music).

6. I hate shopping for clothes and shoes!!! Yup... I think the last thing I bought for myself to wear was a T-shirt for Canada Day this past summer. And before that... I can't even remember!!

7. I shave my toes every few days... and my chin for that matter everyday. I have a disease called Hirsutism which causes excessive hair growth in women. I dread going to the pool just cause it takes forever to get ready to go!!!

So now you know all my secrets.... I bet these 7 ladies will share theirs with you! I tag...

Laura

Tara

J0-Ann

Mel

Jackie

Colleen

Lucy

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Random Chaos [40]

This week's challenge for Random Chaos was to create a page with at least 3 photos, use 1 tag and use scallops.

I also created this page for our recent game of Layout Tag at the Scrapping Bug.

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Christmas Cards

I've been in a creative slump until I was cruising the Splitcoaststampers forum and came across 5 wonderful sketch from the stamp company called Verve Stamps. Julee, the owner, had posted 5 special sketches to use for people to use for a chance to win some of their new releases this month.

So here are the 5 cards I created for the chance to win.

Thinking of you Pines


Christmas Blessing Wreath


Single Poinsettia


Let It Snow


Be Merry Penguin


I had fun making them and I now have my mojo back!

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Spring Call - Scrapbook & Cards Today

Scrapbook & Cards Today is pleased to announce its “Spring Has Sprung” call. Scrapbook & Cards Today is a beautiful, seasonally-inspired free publication that can be found in both Canadian and US independent scrapbook stores. It can also be downloaded internationally, in its entirety and for free, by clicking here.

Scrapbook & Cards Today would love to see your artwork—including layouts, cards, and altered projects with the following themes:

  • celebrating mom
  • the great Easter egg hunt
  • spring flowers
  • life’s little pleasures

Scrapbook & Cards Today is also looking for:

  • spring cards
  • creative uses for ribbon
  • well-balanced, double page layouts
  • multi-photo, single page layouts
  • unique teacher gifts

We are always looking for innovative designs, ideas and techniques to share with our readers. Be a part of the fastest growing scrapbook publication! Submissions can be made here or by emailing us.

Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and supply list. This call ends December 15th, 2008. We look forward to seeing your work!



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