Happy Holidays!

Head on over to the myStamp BOX blog and check out all the Christmas wishes being sent out today!

Merry Christmas everyone!

WIN a stamp set!

Over at the myStamp BOX blog, the design team has just finished up their 12 Days of Christmas celebration.

Now that our 12 days of Christmas are over and we have inspired you to recreate many beautiful Christmas projects, we are ready for our Christmas give-away!

It’s simple to participate. Let us know in your comment HERE on the mSB blog, which of the projects of the last 12 posts (counting from December 1) was your favourite or, if you don’t have a favourite, which one is the most likely that you will make yourself. All comments will be participating in our draw and the winner will receive the stamp set (or one of the sets, if several were used) of the project that they chose.

You can participate until Sunday Dec. 26th at 6pm EST to be eligible to win. Please add your name and city to your comment.

The winner will be announced on Monday, December 20. Make sure to check the blog and see, if you have won.


Spread the Cheer WINNER!

And the winner of my "Spread the Christmas Cheer" giveaway is...

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Here are your random numbers:


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And comment #3 belongs to LynneForsythe and she said...

Congrats Lynne! Please email me at sosketchyATliveDOTca with your mailing details! Congrats!


GIVEAWAY! Spread the Christmas Cheer!


Well my Christmas present arrived yesterday and I couldn't be more excited! So I thought I'd spread a little more Christmas Cheer along to someone else today.

I have a copy of the brand spankin' NEW Scrapbook & Cards Today "2011 Sketch Calendar" and...

... a copy of the Scrapbook & Cards Today (Winter 2010) issue to giveaway!

How to WIN:

Leave me a comment below and tell me
about one of your
favourite holiday traditions.

Do you go out as a family and cut down your Christmas tree together? Do you go caroling around your neighbourhood? Do you go to your Grandmother's house for Christmas dinner? Do you make a new handmade decoration for your tree every year? Tell me about your favourite holiday tradition...

I will draw a winner on Monday December 20th.


On the 9th Day of Christmas...

On the 9th Day of Christmas... my true love gave to me...

... a tiny little paper pieced sleigh.

Come and check out the myStamp BOX blog today to see what I placed this cute little paper pieced sleigh from the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp set on.

Click HERE!


Birthday Blooms

It's my Mom's birthday next week so I thought I'd make her a floral card.

I simply adore all of my beautifully ornate Flourishes stamps sets so I chose this beautiful floral bouquet to stamp and colour as my focal image.

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; inks, Memento, Ranger, Copic; patterned papers, BasicGrey; pearls, Hero Arts; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; embossing folder, Sizzix; other, thread.

Here's a close up of the layered pieces of die cut shapes by Spellbinder's and the embossed black cardstock...

I also decorated the inside too...

I sure hope she'll like it....


O'Christmas Tree!

I love incorporating stamps into my layouts whenever possible. For one of my latest layouts, I used the whimsical "O Christmas Tree" stamp set from myStamp BOX. I just adore all the different trees that you can add to your creations!

For my layout, I started off by stamping a dark green tree and then masking it off to stamp a lightly lighter green tree behind it. The masking and layering creates a more realistic scene with some trees being in the foreground versus the back ground.

Dec. 25

All layout supplies in the December kit except stamps and inks.

For this page I used the WeScrap December kit, "Winter Bliss". I just adore the colour palette of blues, purples and greens!

To add a little touch of shimmer, I used the Glaze pen in the kit to highlight some of the details on my stamped trees.

myStamp BOX is in the throws of it's 12 Days of Christmas! Make sure you check out the weekday posts by the mSB design team.


Winter Bliss Revealed!

It's kit reveal time at WeScrap.com! The December kit, Winter Bliss, is a kit filled with amazing beautiful Bo Bunny patterned papers and a sticker and alphabet set. You also get a Sakura Glaze Pen, some coordinating cardstock colours, some beautiful white buttons, some Bo Bunny journaling pages and some super fun trims!

Here's a sneak peek of one of my creations with this awesome kit! You can see all the iTeam creations here in the Winter Bliss Gallery.

Come and check out WeScrap!


Let it Snow... Sketch Style!

Today is Sketchy Saturday over at WeScrap and since our 'Tis the Season celebration is still in full force today we thought we'd combine today's sketch with our holiday inspiration!

Here's a little sneak peek of my sketch creation....

You can check out our sketch and ALL the amazing creations using it right HERE! You won't be disappointed!


The 12 Days of Christmas Starts Today!

The 12 Days of Christmas has begun... over at the myStamp BOX blog! Join the mSB team for 12 days of holiday inspired projects!

Click HERE to go straight to the mSB blog! Hope to see you there!


'Tis the Season!

Come and join the WeScrap iTeam this week on our week long holiday inspired trek! All of the iTeam designers will sharing holiday inspired projects. Play along and you could win a Guest Designer position in 2011!!

Join me today as I start off the week with some fun and easy holiday cards! Click HERE.

Click the image to check out my challenge for our event today! Hope to see you over at WeScrap.com!


A "Saturday" on a Sunday

It's Sunday and I'm playing along with the layout ladies over at Mission to Create this week! This week's concepts are:

Deborah - use a day of the week in your title
Jocie - use newspaper
Nicole - stitch a frame around photo(s)
Vanessa - use pearls or something creamy white
Tonya - red, aqua, pink and orange

Here's my layout using all five concepts...


supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes; Crate Paper; twine, The Twinery; ink, Memento, Copic, Stampin' Up!, Ranger; pearls, Hero Arts; cardstock, Prism; glaze pen, Sakura; other, thread.

Here's a close up of my pearls on my snowflake die cut shape...

For my title I traced the circle on some scraps of white cardstock and then I stamped each individual letter from my myStamp BOX alphabet stamp set, "Funky Alphabet" along the curve. Once stamped, I cut around the images and then used my Copic airbrush to colour them with an orange and pink Copic. I used my Sakura glaze pen to add a bit of polish to the letters!

If you peak through the circle, you can see I also stamped the date using my "Mini Alpha" stamp set. I used the "20" on the printed page as part of my date: November 20. All the pretty snowflakes are part of the "Let It Snow" stamp set.

Come and join the Mission to Create team for your chance to win our prize package for this month.


A Friend Is...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers today!


Last December, I had the honour of being a guest designer for Melanie Muenchinger over at Gina K. Designs. Melanie designs stamp sets for Gina K. and every once and awhile Melanie asks her previous guest designers to help her out.

I had the honour of guest designing with Mel's "Hand-in-Hand" stamp set. This set is so versatile. It features a variety of whimsical hand images and coordinating greetings and sentiments.

A Friend Is...

Supplies: stamps, Gina K. Designs (Hand in Hand, Very Merry Christmas); cardstock, Gina K. Designs, Bazzill; glitter glue, inks, Ranger; ink, Copic, Memento, Versamark; flowers, Prima; embossed tag, Provocraft; die cut circles, Spellbinder's; pearls, Hero Arts; other, thread, ribbon.

For my card I first die cut and embossed a simple circle of white Gina K. Designs "Pure Luxury" cardstock and stamped my hands using a beige Memento ink. I coloured my image using my Copic markers.

To make my green back ground, I used some other Gina K. stamps called A Very Merry Christmas to stamp in Versamark and then clear embossing powder was applied and heat set. I rubbed some glorious Distress Inks over it to reveal the embossed design.

I dry embossed a tag using a Provocraft embossing folder and then inked and distressed the edges. The sentiment is from Melanie's "Hand in Hand" stamp set as well.

Come and join me on Melanie's blog and just check out some of her incredible stamps and creations! This card is being featured on her blog today!


Warm Wishes Coming Your Way!

I have been a sketch binge this week. You know how it goes... when you need inspiration you look for something to get your mojo going. So I literally went "mojo" this week... "Mojo Monday" that is! I went with inspiration from this week's #166 sketch:

(click the image to see the post)

Here's my card that I created using the sketch...

Warm Wishes

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; patterned papers, BasicGrey; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; edge punch, clear beads, Martha Stewart; gold pearls, Micheal's; ink, Ranger, Versamark; embossing powder, Hero Arts; other, acetate.

I made my focal image a little shaker card. I used some clear mini beads from Martha Stewart inside.

Come and join in on this awesome sketch this week!


Cherry Blossoms For You!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Flourishes blog this week! This week the challenge is to use a fun card sketch from Cindy Haffner! You can see the sketch here.

Here's the card I made with this week's sketch...

For You

supplies: stamps, Flourishes, Hero Arts; cardstock, Bo Bunny; embossing folder, Cuttlebug; patterned paper, Echo Park; ink, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; other, ribbon, thread.

I used my Spellbinder's die's to mask off the edges of my shapes and applied some soft subtle distress inking to the images.

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