'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.


Tasty Raspberries...

It's time for a new Mission to Create challenge! This week our 5 concepts included:

Deborah -use kraft, white, red
Jocie - use a fruit or vegetable (die cut, sticker, etc)
Nicole - make paper "ribbon"
Vanessa - use zig zag stitching
Larissa - overlay/transparencies

This is the card I came up with this week. I used all 5 concepts.


supplies: stamps, Flourishes; flowers, Prima; trim, Maya Road; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; edge punch, Fiskars; cardstock, Bazzill; ink, Versamark, Ranger, Copic; embossing powder, Hero Arts; paper ribbon, BasicGrey; button, Jenni Bowlin; twine, Stampin' Up!; other, thread, transparency.

Come and check out what my Card Team-mates did with this challenge this week; here!

Our sponsor this month is Tiny Seed Scrapbooking. For your chance to win a fabulous prize from them, link us up with your layout or card on the Mission to Create blog, using at least 3 of the concepts, by Dec. 7th.


Snow Cute!

Come and join the Creative Crew over at Creative Prompts 4U this week! We're giving away an awesome kit from the Paper Poppy Kit Co. this month!

This week was my week to post a challenge. I chose a brightly coloured photo of some oil containers as my challenge for the team. You can see the photo prompt here.

And here's the layout I created using this week's prompt...

Snow Cute

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Let It Snow!); patterned paper, all stickers, paper ribbon, felties, brads, Basic Grey; acetate snowflakes, DCWV; buttons, felt snowflake, Making Memories; ink, Stampin' Up!; ruffled ribbon, Maya Road; gems, Hero Arts, Dollarama; cardstock, Bazzill; tools, Klic N' Kut; other, thread, dotted ribbon.

Here's a few close ups... Isn't that BasicGrey wooley cute?

Another wooley...

I hope you'll join us this month. We have 3 challenges posted for this month's prize. Good luck!


Snowman for Sale!!!

Since we have Pearl Liu, our Guest Designer for November over at myStampBOX, working with one of our favourite stamp sets – Merry Mr. Snowman, we want to celebrate this set by offering you a 10% discount when you place an order including Merry Mr. Snowman during this or next week (Nov 15-28). Just use snowman10 in the checkout under discount.

Happy shopping & stamping!!!

I Challenge You!

It's my turn to post a monthly iTeam challenge over at WeScrap. I chose to post a card challenge this month.

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Winter Flakes, Small Greetings); patterned papers, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon; cardstock, Bazzill; ink, Distress Ink by Ranger; pearls, Queen & Co.; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ribbon, Basic Grey.

Here's the card I made for my challenge this month. You can check out all the details of my challenge this month HERE.

I used my glorious Winter Flakes stamp set to create a emboss resist. All I did was stamp my snowfalke images on the white & red font patterned paper using Versamark ink and embossed the image using clear embossing powder. I then used my green Distress Ink from Ranger to make the snowflake image appear.

The stamped greeting is from the small stamp set, Small Greetings.

Come and join me and the remaining iTeam members and play along for a chance to WIN a WeScrap kit of your very own!


Let it Snow... with Glitter!

I am completely addicted to my Flourishes stamp sets right now so I wanted to make a card for this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge over on the Flourishes blog. This week's challenge was to use glitter! Yippee!

I couldn't resist pulling out this pretty cardinal stamp from their release last month, Christmas Classics.

Holiday Wishes Cardinal

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; cardstock, Gina K. Designs; ribbon, Maya Road; embossing powder, Walmart; embossing & die cut shape, Spellbinder's; ink, Copic; glitter, Martha Stewart.

I added some super fine glitter to all the branches and berries on my stamped image and also on the tops of the letters in my simple greeting.


This Week....

All this week over at Tiny Seed -- our generous November sponsor -- the Mission to Create DT will be sharing some fave tips and techniques along with some of our favorite missions of the last year!

Please make sure to visit the Tiny Seed blog and JOIN US!

I'm sharing a card and some tips to creating a simple patterned paper back ground.


Frame It!

Today's my day on the myStamp BOX blog and I'm sharing some fun creations using frames! Come and check out my personal challenge here! Here's a sneak peek for you...


Butterflies, Bells and Bows

Mission #29 is up at Mission to Create! This week's card mission was to combine all these elements:

Deborah: use an item from the $ store
Jocie: use a tree
Nicole: rolled paper pieces
Vanessa: at least 3 butterflies
Karola: twine

Here's the card I came up with this week...
supplies: butterfly stamps; myStamp BOX; cardstock, Coredinations, Prism; image stamp, Flourishes; patterned paper, Crate Paper; ink, Versamark, Memento, Copic; embossing powder, Hero Arts; gems, Dollarama; twine, The Twinery; embossing folder, Provocraft; other, thread.

The butterflies are kind of hidden. I stamped my myStamp BOX butterfly images from the Colorful Companions set using Versamark and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I inked around the images and then fussy cut the whole thing out.

Come and check out what my fellow card team members did with this week's challenges.
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