Monday, January 31, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #88-A Heart Theme



This week the House Mouse and Friends Challenge is to create a project with a heart theme! I adore this little mouse tossing hearts on the other! I can't resist adding sparkle and shine to it either! Be sure to stop by the House Mouse & Friends Blog to see the wonderful samples the team has to share with you!

Supply List
Image
Glitter Hearts , House Mouse Stamps

Stamp Ink
Memento Black Tuxedo

Papers
Neenah white card stock
Red textured card stock-Bazzill Basics
Teal card stock-unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Mice-e30, e53, e43, w1, w3, w5, r11
Ground-w1, w3, w5
Hearts-r27, r39
Jar-b000, bg72, bg75, y21
Background-w00, w1, w3, bg10

Misc Supplies:
Wide red sheer ribbon
Adhesive hearts
Ranger Glossy Accents
Stickles "Diamond"
Chalk for cheeks
Heart gem charm
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Creatalicious Challenge-#18 love & ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon-#16 heart theme
Bunny Zoe-Love is in the air
Craft Your Days Away-#12 love
Lexi's Creations-#32 Valentine
Stamps R Us-#13 Animals
A Spoonful of Sugar-#136 Valentine
Simon Says Stamp-Animal antics
Stampavie and More-#126 Love
Pile it on-Love is in the air
Charisma Cardz-#4 Valentine's/love
Crafting Ho's-No designer paper
KB Challenge-#1 cute + hearts


Lisa

Pollycraft Challenge #78 "Baby it's cold outside" & Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #96

It's time for another Pollycraft Challenge and I get to choose the theme! Since it's been so terribly cold and we've had so much snow I chose:
Burrr...Baby it's cold outside!
I'm combining this with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week too! The sponsor of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week is Prairie Fairy Designs. Don't forget to check out the projects the team has to share on the Cupcake Inspirations Blog.
Here's the inspiration photo:

Now on to the fun! Here's my project to share with you.


I thought this sweet penguin couple was just perfect for this project!
This is my final challenge as a member of the Pollycraft team. I want to thank Paula and all the wonderful ladies on her team for being so fun to work with. I will miss them greatly.
Don't forget to check out the wonderful projects the Polly Girls have for you this week on the blog.

Supply List
Image and Sentiment Pollycraft Designs

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer paper Bo Bunny-Midnight Frost
Silver metallic paper-unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Outline shading-b0000, b000, b00
Penguins-w1, 0, w3, w5, yr00, yr02
Hats-r37, r39, b95, b97, w1, 0

Misc. Supplies
My Favorite Things die-namic "Rolled Flower" die
white fleece for rolled flower
White and silver snowflakes
white Sakura glaze pen (for noses)
Inkssentials, Enamel Accents -white (for snow)
Copic Spica glitter pen-red (for hearts)
Chalks for cheeks
dimensional adhesive
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-large classic circle
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Cuttlebug or Big Shot

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Craft Your Days Away-#12 love
Papertake Weekly-#52 sketch
Belli Challenge-#109 the letter P (penguins)
Simon Says Stamp-Animal Antics
Stampavie & More-#126 love
Fab N Funky-#57 Delight in your digi
Charisma Cardz-#4 valentine's/love
Paper Sundaes-#54 Valentine
Stamptacular Sunday-#96 anything goes
Paper Playtime-#36 digi + anything goes
Karber Weekly-#23 digi + something old (snowflakes)
KB Challenge-#1 cute + hearts

Lisa

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Circle of Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the Circle of Friends Blog Hop.
If you have arrived from Crystal's Blog you are in the right place.
She was the starting point as well!


Our Circle of Friends hop is to show our dear friend Annika Ryan that her Whimsy Family is here for her during this difficult time. Everyone needs a circle of friends, and sometimes, during those hard moments, you need to be placed in the center of that circle and be given a big group hug. Though we may be miles away, our hearts are with her along with our support.

Today we all have made her a creation to show her how much we care, Please hop along with us to Support our wonderful teammate and friend Annika.

Here is the creation I made for my dear friend and dt sister.......


Supply List:
Image
Ching Chou Kuik's " Jeweled" , Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment-Whiff of Joy "believe"


Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Papers-Bo Bunny "Petal Pushers"
Solid color card stocks-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-c00, c1, c3, c5, c7
Clothing-rv17, rv19, rv69
Eyes-b91, b93, b95, bg01, bg02
Jewels-yg03, yg05, bg01
Background-100

Misc Supplies
Sheer black ribbon
3 round, flat back gems, teal
Ranger glossy accents
Chalks for cheeks
Stickles "Stardust"
Smooch "Illuminate, Gold and Pool"
dimensional adhesive
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
The Crafty Pad-#105 Something Girly
Everybody Art-#126 my favorite thing (Fairies)

Crafty Emma-#121 Bold and Bright

If you know Annika and would like to make a creation for her please go to the end of the hop (Denise's Blog) and link a card, then email Crystal at crystalkbk30@gmail.com to privately give you her address.

This hop will end on February 5, noon Eastern time so you have enough time to create a card for friend!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Donna.

Lisa

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stamp Something Challenge-Winter Somethings


This week at Stamp Something we are after those winter projects! I don't know about where you live, but here in KS we've had plenty of weather to inspire a snowy card! So stay in where it's warm and join us this week! Don't forget to stop and see the team's inspiration here.

Supply List
Image
Tilda with Lantern, Winter Trees (two different stamps I can't find a link for you sorry)- Magnolia Stamps

Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Solid Navy Card stock-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tone-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-e33, e35, e37
Lantern-y21, y32, w5, w7
Coat-bv00, bv01, bv02, bv04
Boots/mittens/scarf-e41, e53, g94, g99
Trees-yg91
Background-b93, b95

Misc. Supplies
Step Ladder Card Template
Ranger Inkssentials, Enamel Accents-white
Scoring Board
Chalks- pink for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Large snowflake-unknown manufacturer

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Incy Wincy-#78 Winter wonderland
One Stop Craft Challenge-#115 more than one fold
Your Next Stamps-#34 make a scene
Stamp Insanity-#44 find your zen (peaceful)

Lisa

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turtally in love



There is yet another adorable new release this week by Meljen's Designs. I used two of the images and reversed one to get this look. I also cut out the little heart that was above their heads...it's super cute but was in the way for my sentiment. The ticket sentiment is by Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs ). I used the nifty ticket die to cut it out. I wanted a Valentine for a fella and think this did the trick!

Supply List
Lovin Turtle by Meljen's Designs at Whimsy Stamps
Love Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-Bo Bunny-mama-razzi stripe
Solid Color Card Stocks-Stampin Up
Kraft textured paper-recycled packing material from Fiesta dishes

Misc. Supplies
Whimsy ticket die
Ranger Glossy Accents
Holtz Distress ink--walnut
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-Classic Circle
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
All Sorts-#87 Masculine
Aly's Sunday-#34 Masculine
Really Reasonable Ribbon-#16 heart theme
Bunny Zoe-Love is in the air
CPS-#202 sketch
Secret Crafter-#118 it's a couple thing
Craft Your Days Away-#12 love
Stamp with Fun-#95 blue and brown
Critter Challenge-# 49 distressing and a circle
Pear Tree-#33 blue
Lexi's Creations-#32 Valentine
Spoonful of Sugar-#136 Valentine
Tuesday Throwdown-#33 distressing
Simon Says-Animal Antics
Stampavie & More-#126 love
Fab N Funky-#57 delight in your digi
Corrosive-#100 reduce, recycle, reuse
Pile it on-Love is in the air
Karber Weekly-#22 dots and stripes
Cooking it up with Katie-#46 a sketch, texture and a punch
i Copic-#14 color challenge
Charisma Cardz-#4 Valentine's/love

Lisa

Mo's Digital Challenge-#67 Color Challenge

This week at Mo's Challenge we have a color challenge for you! I hope you will be able to play along and as always check out the inspiration our team has to share! I am so tired of the cold and snow that I went for a warmer image! Isn't this little pair precious?

Supply List
Image
Friday's Child, Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Sentiment-Raindrop Echo

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-Basic Grey "nook & pantry"
Solid color card stocks-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-e31, e33, e34, e35
Dress-y11, y15, y17
Jacket-r29, r39
Bird-r35, e35, e39
Shoes-e25, e27
Lunch-e41, e42, e43, e44, r46
Ground-yg91, yg93, 0

Misc. Supplies
Brown stitched felt ribbon-Manufacturer unknown
Tab punch-Stampin Up
3 brown brads
Rock Fern leaf punch-EK Success
Rolled Rose die-My Favorite Things Die-namic
dimensional adhesive
Chalks for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Wild Orchid-#15 Let's get sentimental
Stamping 4 the Weekend-#55 Get Warmed Up
Fussy & Fancy-#28 Sketch
Drunken Stampers-#51 Sunshine
Basic Grey-#36 Flower power
Catered Crop-#4 polka dot paper, markers, stitched ribbon
Paper Variety-#18 friendship
Fab N Funky-#57 delight in your digi
Crafty Creations-#103 let's heat it up

Lisa

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thank You Card

I needed some thank you notes for my birthday and this is what I came up with. I adore this little cutie and her dog!


Supply List

Image
Honey with Puppy digi, All that Scraps
Sentiment-Hero Arts

Stamp Pad
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-The Girl's Paperie
Solid color card stocks-Stampin Up

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-e50, e53, e13
Clothing-r81, r83, yg13, yg25
Puppy-e31, e35, e37

Misc. Supplies
Nstie Big Scalloped Oval LG
big shot/cuttlebug
Green blossom
Chalks for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Paper Cutz-#75 anything goes
Sketch Saturday-#139 sketch
Simon Says Stamp-Animal Antics
Truly Scrumptious-#49 brown, pink and green
Fab N Funky-#57 delight in your digi
Freshly Brewed-#32 photo inspiration

Lisa

Monday, January 24, 2011

Magnolia Sympathy Card


These cards are never fun to have to make, but I think it's important to make them just as beautiful as cheerful, everyday cards. This image is from a wonderful fundraiser for a great lady. You get a huge variety of digis for your donation! Check it out here.

Supply List

Image
Magnolia Digi stamp-Help for Katie (awesome cause and some wonderful images for the $!!!)
Card Front Sentiment-Alias Smith & Rowe (purchased at Archiver's I think)
Inside Sentiment-My Sentiments Exactly

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Solid color cardstocks-Stampin Up

Stamp Pad
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers
Flowers-e41, e42, e43, e31, e33, r01, 0
Leaves-g21, g24, g94

Misc. Supplies
Spellbinder/Nestability Dies: Classic Ovals Lg, Classic Scalloped Ovals Lg, Scalloped Rectangles Lg
3 pink mini buttons
Blush woven ribbon-Stampin Up
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Forest Branches
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Color Throwdown-#125 pear pizzaz, kraft and blush
Digi Doodles-#42 Anything goes
Paper Cutz-#75 Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers-#39 Sympathy
Wild Orchid-#15 Let's Get Sentimental
Pixie Dust-#58 button up
Jak Heath's TY Card Competition

Lisa

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #95

It's time for another fun cupcake inspired challenge! Rachel has found yet another scrumptious confection for us . The sponsor of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week is Scrappin Doodles. Don't forget to check out the projects the team has to share on the Cupcake Inspirations Blog.

Here's the inspirational cupcake for this challenge:

and my project to share with you:



Supply List
Images
Fall Masquerade and Blushing Rose Fairies-Caron Vinson for Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment-my own and computer generated

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer paper-unknown from my stash
Solid color cardstocks-unknown from my stash

Copic Markers
Skintones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Dark Headed Fairy Hair-e33, e34, e35
Light Headed Fairy Hair-e50, e13
Clothing-r37, r39, r89, w1, w3, 0
Wings-b0000, v0000
Lips-r11, r21
Eyes-b000, b21, b23

Misc. Supplies
Decoart Fineart Glitter
Chalks for cheeks
Ranger Glossy Accents (to adhere glitter)
Smooch Illuminate (skirts)
red ribbon-unknown manufacturer
Red Roses
EK Leaf punch-rock fern
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Wild Orchid-#15 let's get sentimental
Stampin Royalty-#55 Anything with wings
Moving Along with the Times-#82 Flowers and sketch
If the Shoe Fits-#63 Friendship
Alphabet Challenge-L is for ladies
Wags N Whiskers-#45 Fairy Special
Etsy-#123 bright florals (inspiration item is here)
Secret Crafter-#118 It's a couple thing
Crafty Emma-#20 Angels or fairies
Flutterby-#138 Anything goes

Lisa

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stamp Something Challenge-Cute Somethings



This week at Stamp Something we are all about cute! Choose one of your favorite cute images and join us! Don't forget to stop and see the team's inspiration here.

Supply List
Image
3 Flying Fairies, Sugar Nellie Stamps

Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer paper Imaginisce "Garden Party"

Copic Markers
Skin tone-yr0000, e000,yr000
Hair-e50, e13, e5, e97, e99
Dresses-g21, g24, r81, r83, r85, t1, t3, 0
Wings-b0000, b000

Misc. Supplies
Smooch Illuminate
Pink woven ribbon
Spellbinder/Nestability Die Large Classic Circle and Large Scalloped Circle
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Pink adhesive gems
Decoart fine glitter
Ranger Glossy Accents
Stickles "Diamond"
Chalks- pink for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Sugar Bowl-#51 Sketch
Flutterby Weds-#138 Anything goes
Simon Says-bingo (die cut, flowers(paper), and gems)
Cute Card Thursday-#148 1 (ribbon), 2 (shades of pink), 3 (fairies)
Glitterbabe-#28 Anything goes plus pink gems
Copic Creations-What's new (new Sugar Nellie stamp)
Aly's Sunday Challenge-#33 Things with wings
Pile It On-#3 anything goes
The Crafty Pad-#104 Something new
Wags N Whiskers-#45 Fairy special
Raise the Bar-#50 N.E.W. (nestie, embellishments, white)
Paper Cutz-#75 anything goes

Lisa

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine 4 Square



I don't usually use pre-colored images, but how could I resist with these? These are by Meljen's Designs. I wish I could draw like her! I just adore her style! The ticket sentiment is by Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs ). This one I cut out, but I wanted to mention that Whimsy has a ticket die available now that is so cool!

Supply List
Frog Prince, Johnny Bird Boots, Lots of Love Octopus, and Sweet Heart Lollippop by Meljen's Designs at Whimsy Stamps (all pre-colored images)
French Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-Basic Grey "Kioshi"

Misc. Supplies
Stickles "diamond"
flat lace
lavender adhesive pearls
Glimmer chalks (lavender) for ticket-Craft T Chalks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive


Challenges this project qualifies for:
Friday Sketchers-#137
Belli Challenge-#109 the letter P (pre-colored images and purple)
Crafty Creations-#102 it's a bird thing
Fab N Funky-#56 Animal magic
Corrosive-#99 lace & pearls

Lisa

Mo's Digital Challenge #66-Around the World


This week at Mo's Challenge we are thinking globally! We want to see images from around the world. I adore this little cutie from Mo's! I hope you will be able to play along and as always check out the inspiration our team has to share!

Supply List
Image
Duck Day, Mo's Digital Pencil Too

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Paper-unknown manufacturer (really old from my stash)
Solid color card stocks-Stampin Up
Glossy Black card stock-Paper Temptress
Green Shimmer card stock-Bazzill Basics

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-w3, w5
Coat/boots-rv14, rv17, rv19
Pants-b97, 0
Umbrella-yg03, yg09, yg17
Water-b0000, b000

Misc. Supplies
green looped ribbon
silver ducky charm
black Sakura glaze pen
Cuttlebug Embossing folder-Seeing spots
dimensional adhesive
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Ranger Glossy Accents
Chalks for cheeks
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Raise the bar-#49 kid image
Aly's Sunday Challenge-#33 things with wings
Our Daily Bread-#44 wing it
Pear Tree-#32 Anything goes
Crafty Creations-#102 It's a bird thing
Fab N Funky-#5 Animal Magic
Stampin Royalty-#55 Anything with wings
Stampavie & More-#125 Sketch

Lisa

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #13-new technique



Ready for 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #13? This week we're all about techniques....try something fun you've never had a chance to do before! I found this cool technique for chipboard called "drunken scotch". Catchy name huh? hehe I think it added some cool texture to my letters. The link to the tutorial is below in my supply list if you're interested. Don't forget to check out the wonderful variety of inspiration the team has to share with you over on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.

Supply List
Image
Tossa Heart, Bildmalarna

Stamp Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah white card stock
Designer Paper-Doodlebug Ladybug Boutique Assortment
Red foil paper-unknown manufacturer
Solid Color Card Stock-Bazzill Basics

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr000, e00o, yr000
Hair-e34, e35, e37
Dress-w1, w3, 0, r27, r29, r37
Ground-w1, w3, w5, 0

Misc. Supplies
Stickles "Diamond and Red Candy Cane" for hearts and blossoms
Red roses
Spellbinder/Nestability Die Classic Heart
EK Success leaf punch-Rock fern
Chalks for cheeks
Chipboard letters
Heart ribbon
supplies for drunken scotch technique-Tim Holtz Adirondak Alcohol Inks Watermelon and Cranberry
Drunken Scotch tutorial
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Cuttlebug or Big Shot

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Sketch & Stash-#53 sketch (stash item heart ribbon & chipboard letters)
Creatalicious-#18 love & ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon-#16 heart theme + ribbon
Bunny Zoe-love is in the air
Cute Card Thursday-#147 Monochromatic
Paper Play-#2 Cutie Patootie
Glitter Babe-#27 anything goes + glitter
Southern Girls-#10 totally loved up
Just Add Ink-#51 Monochromatic
Crafty Ann's-#32 Old (ribbon & chipboard) & new (Bildmalarna stamp)
If the Shoe Fits-#62 red
Raise the Bar-#49 Kid Image
Wags N Whiskers-#44 with love
Secret Crafter-#117 with love
Oh Alice-#46 Queen Alice (mostly red)
Mark's Finest Papers-#38 hearts
Pile it on-#3 anything goes
Pear Tree-#32 anything goes
Paper Playtime-#34 the word "Love"
Lexi's Creations-#31 say it with love
Creative Craft-Monochromatic
Tuesday Throwdown-#32 Valentine
Freshly Brewed-#31 Spread some love
Crafts & Me-#22 Monochomatic

Lisa

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fairy Love


I am such a fan of fairies and sparkles! Though you probably guessed that after this card hehe. They just work so well together. I never tire from inking them up and coloring the afternoon away.
Supply List:
Image
Ching Chou Kuik's In the Wind , Sweet Pea Stamps

Ink
Memento, Tuxedo Black

Papers
Neenah Smooth white card stock
Designer Papers are from an unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, yr000, e21
Hair-w3, w5, w7, w9
Dress-b63, b66
Wings-b0000, b000
Eyes-b91, b93

Misc Supplies
Decoart fine glitter
Chalks for cheeks
Stickles "Crystal or Stardust"
Smooch "Illuminate"
dimensional adhesive
2 silver mini brads
1 silver large brad
silver filigree circle
2 lavender jumbo glittered brads
clear plate "love"
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Stampavie & More-#124 Glitter
Glitter Babe-#27 Anything goes + glitter
Aly's Sunday Challenge-#33 things with wings
Sketch Saturday-#138 sketch
Wags N Whiskers-#44 with love
Secret Crafter-#117 with love
Oh Alice-#46 Queen Alice (mostly white)
Our Daily Bread-#44 wing it
Craft Your Days Away-#11 anything goes
Pile It On-#3 Anything Goes
Ooh La La-#71 bling it on
Critter Challenge-#48 blue & silver and pearls or rhinestones
Lexi's Creations-#31 Say it with love
Paper Playtime-#34 use the word "love"
My Time to Craft-#124 dots & spots
Tuesday Morning Sketch-#77 Heavy metal
Bunny Zoe-Love is in the air

Lisa

Monday, January 17, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #87-Embossing


This week the House Mouse and Friends Challenge is to create a project that uses embossing! Since it's been so cold lately I went with a nice, warm summery image! Be sure to stop by the House Mouse & Friends Blog to see the wonderful samples the team has to share with you!

Supply List
Image, House Mouse Stamps
Hammock Hibernation , Gruffies, House Mouse Stamps

Stamp Ink
Memento Black Tuxedo

Papers
Neenah white card stock
Sunflower print-photo
Stampin Up solid color card stocks

Copic Markers
Greenery-yg91, yg93, yg95
Sunflowers-y32, y26, e34, e25, e27, e29
Bear-e53, e55, e57
Sky-b21

Misc Supplies:
Sunflower photo
Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder
Green/white ribbon-Stampin Up
Navy Button
hemp twine
Scallop border punch-Stampin Up
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Cuttlebug or Big Shot

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Truly Scrumptious-#48 Dreaming of Summer and sketch
Catered Crop- FTR3 from recipe-swiss dot embossing folder, ribbon, copics
Fab N Funky-#55 warm N toasty
Moving Along with the Times-#81 Dreams
Totally Gorjuss-#63 Cuddly
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle-Anything goes
Craft Your Days Away-#11 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Use a photo (Sunflower photo)
Crafty Emma-#19 no designer paper
Incy Wincy Designs-#77 bears

Lisa