Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve: Treehouse Challenge Thursday



Welcome to another edition of Treehouse Challenge Thursday. This week the challenge is Paper Piercing. I picked the cute Snag 'em stamp Cocoa Mug. I pierced the "steam" coming out of the cup and pierced some holes in the corner. Here is what I came up with:


When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT030. We hope you can come play along with us this week. You can link your creations via Mr. Linky on the Treehouse Blog. Would you like a button to show that you follow the Treehouse Thursday Challenge? Click HERE. .

Check out what the DT members have come up with HERE.

Then be sure to swing by the Treehouse Store for a New Years sale! Save 10% on your next order using code NEWYEAR.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hero Arts 2010 New Release

I picked up two new Hero Arts sets this week from my local stamp store. Have you seen their new release, awesome stuff.

On their blog they have weekly challenges and the last challenge was called the Cards that Give challenge. It was to "create a new card or tag that incorporates/holds a gift".

Here is what I came up with using a flower from their new set called Exotic Decor:




Close up view:



Inside view:

My template for this card was an old birthday invitation I received and loved the cool design. I used American Crafts Ribbon as the holder for the gift card. The little metal embellishment says "wish", sorry it does not clearly show up in the photo.

Well that's it for now!

Till later...



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stamp TV Black and White Challenge

Last week's Stamp TV's color challenge was to use black and white. Gotta love the combo, so elegant and simple.

Here is what I came up with:




I used Gina's set "Take Flight". Love love those butterflies! I stamped the butterfly once on white card stock and then again. I cut the second one out and adhered it to the top so the butterfly is "fluttering" and is popped out. My pattern paper is by DCWV.

That's it for now!

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

JUGS Challenge 13



Welcome to the JUGS challenge #13! This week we have a template challenge for you. We have a sponsor this week it's Kelleigh Ratzlatt. You will want to check out the templates she has to offer, super fabulous stuff! I used an awesome template and went pretty simple with it. I used the Treat Bag: Scalloped template for my creation.

Here is what I came up with:


I made my pretty simple using Stampin Up cardstock and pattern papers. I decided to leave my treat box handle free. Inside I put a magnet I made using matching SU paper. Here is another view of the box and magnet.
Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT to see what everyone cooked up. I can tell you they will be awesome creations as all the girlies ROCK with the templates!!

Kristin http://kristinscrafts.blogspot.com/

Pam http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/

Dana http://www.paperdaydream.blogspot.com/

Lisa http://kindcreations.blogspot.com/

Mona http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/

Tracey http://tmcuccia.blogspot.com/

Alicia http://www.happystamp.blogspot.com/

There is Blog Candy this week: Kelleigh has generously donated a $15 gift certificate for one lucky challenge participant AND everyone who links up to our challenge in the Mr Linky on the JUGS blog will be emailed a coupon code for 40% off when they have a minimum order of $15 (making a $15 order only $9!). To get your coupon code, email Dana at paperdaydream at aol dot com after you link up via Mr Linky.

Well that is it for now.

Till later...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge

Merry Christmas Eve! Are you ready? Gifts wrapped?


It's Thursday and time for another edition of the Treehouse Thursday Challenge! This week we have a cool technique challenge: Faux Silk. There is an awesome tutorial on SCS HERE.

Here is what I came up with:

Here is a closeup:

I used the awesome set called Cool Wishes. I embossed the penguin with black embossing powder.

Be sure to swing the Treehouse Blog and DT members to see what they cooked up for this fun challenge.

Also Treehouse Stamps has a home on Ning. Come and join our forum! THE TREEHOUSE WORKSHOP.

That's it for now.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Till later....





Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gina K Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for Christmas? I think I am, just have to finish wrapping some gifts!

Here is what I did for this week's sketch challenge at Stamp TV. The sketch can be found HERE. I took the sketch and made an 8x8 page.





I used the stamp from Melanie's Hip to be Square set and added photos of my kids in there, along with the snowman from Carolyn King's Warm Winter Wishes set. Then I stamped the box on a piece of transparency, cut it out and placed it over the pictures to make a window look.

Here is a close up:


I added Stickles to the corners for the effect of some ice. My background paper is by Best Creations and worked perfectly for my little scene.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jugs Saturday Challenge



Isn't this beautiful? Our very own Kristin puts our images together each week and does a stellar job!! This week we have a fun color challenge: Raspberry, Green, Kraft, and Red. That combo looks fabulous in our challenge image so that's some awesome inspiration to get you started.

For mine I used the penguin stamp from the Treehouse Stamps set "Cool Wishes". Here is what I came up with:


My pattern paper is from a DCWV stack pack and I used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder for the base.

Be sure to swing by the JUGS blog and play along with us this week, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Some exciting news from a few of the JUGS girls. Kristin, Mona, Pam and Tracey are all part of Lauren Meader's DT for her new store My Time Made Easy! Congrats ladies!

Treehouse Stamps is having a HUGE I MEAN HUGE SALE!!! You don't want to miss this!! Everything on sale up to 75% off!! Hop on over to the store and check out what they have in store!

That's it for now!

Till later!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Treehouse Challenge Thursday

It's Thursday and another edition of the Treehouse Thursday Challenge! This week we have a fun color challenge: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink.

I decided to make a Christmas ornament for this challenge. I used the awesome poinsettia flower from the Christmas Favorites set.

Here is what I came up with:

This started as a paper mache round ornament I picked up at Michaels. I painted it a white base with plain acrylic paint. Then used a light pink (my "pretty in pink") acrylic paint and painted the sides in a brown. I stamped the sentiment in black on ivory paper and mounted it on a chocolate brown and added brown glitter brads.

Closeup:


The cool "cracking" on the base was achieved by using Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint. I used Rock Candy for mine. This one is crystal clear and gives you this fun cracked look!

Be sure to swing the Treehouse Blog and DT members to see what they cooked up for this fun challenge.

Also Treehouse Stamps has a home on Ning. Come and join our fourm! THE TREEHOUSE WORKSHOP.

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blue Poinsettias


I played along with Gina K's Sketch challenge this week over at Stamp TV. I decided to use the poinsettia from Melanie's A Year of Flowers Set. I love that set and the flower!

Here is what I came up with. I decided to go blue, for something a little different. Who says they have to be red right?
My solid blue is Night of Navy by Stampin Up and the pattern papers are from a DCWV stack pack. I stamped the poinsettias with Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. The cool clear button has a neat pattern paper underneath it but it was not coming through great in the photo.
That's it for now.
Till later....

My Etsy Shop Featured


My etsy shop was featured at Mammalicious Finds. Check it out!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Treehouse Stamps New Site

Come join the fun with Treehouse Stamps on Ning.



Visit The Treehouse Workshop


See you there!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jugs Challenge Saturday


This week is the 11th JUGS challenge. I can't believe it's been that long! Thanks to all who participate each week and keep us going!!

This week the challenge is to use the Chalkboard Technique on your project. This is a fun technique to use, so pull out those chalks you haven't used in a while and get going. If you are unsure as to how to do this check with the hop over to Splitcoast Stampers as they have a great tutorial!

Here is what I did using a bold stamp from Unity Stamp Co.




I hope that you will come and play along with us and be sure to check out what the other DT girlies did for this challenge.

Kristin http://kristinscrafts.blogspot.com/
Pam
http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/
Dana
http://www.paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Lisa
http://kindcreations.blogspot.com/
Mona
http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/
Tracey
http://tmcuccia.blogspot.com/
Alicia
http://www.happystamp.blogspot.com/


Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Treehouse Stamps Challenge Thursday



This week the Treehouse gang's Thursday Challenge is to make a tag. Now you have to know that this comes at a fantastic time with Tim Holtz's 12 days of tags in progress! Gotta love what he comes up with each day. This year I'm trying to actually play all 12 we'll see. For this challenge I did take a technqiue from Tim.



Here is what I came up with:


This came out pretty simple. I was going to carry on and add more embellishments etc but then just thought leave it be. This is from the THS set called Wise Men Still Seek Him. I gold embossed the stars from the set on the right side.

I have some fun goodies on their way to me so maybe tonight I can make another tag for this challenge! Did you see my news yesterday?? I made the 2010 Treehouse Stamps Design Team! I was so excited to hear from Neva the DT coordinator. Should be fun!

Be sure to swing by the Treehouse store for some AMAZING deals you don't want to miss!

That's if for now!

Till later....

Clear & Simple Release Day!!



This is a big day for the Well Wishes Release at Clear & Simple Stamps!! The sets being released are awesome and it's the opening to their new website and gallery. You have to take a pop over there (CSS) to check it out and check out the full new line being released.


Now onto the scoop regarding this fun release!!

WELL WISHES COLLECTION
Cup of Cocoa
Get Well Darling
Get Well Gent
Beary Well
Love
Believe in Words IV
Bubble Talk
Month to Month I
Month to Month II


SOTM TEMPLATE:
Cup of Cocoa


ADDITIONAL TEMPLATE:
Yes that's correct we have an additional freebie to giveaway this month - a fabulous calendar template. It fits perfectly on the front of a standard card. You can trim it down to be smaller or mat it to make it larger - this little calendar has tons of possibilities and works wonderfully with the new Month-to-Month sets releasing with the collection.

WOW! Now that is an awesome release!

Here are a few things I did. I got to play with Cup of Cocoa and the Love set.

Cup of Cocoa set:


The Love Set. This started with a wooden unfinished wood heart I picked up at Michael's:




Here is a close up of the heart:
This is a 2 magnet set in a tin (altoid tin):



Clear & Simple Stamps is participating in the 12 days of Christmas over at PCP so come on by and visit our fourm!

Don't forget to swing by the CSS DT to see what everyone cooked up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Release Coming Soon!


Mark your calendars tomorrow is the day for the December Clear & Simple Stamps release! Great stuff coming out! There will be 9 new sets coming out, you don't want to miss this.

Be sure to swing by tomorrow for all the info and stop by our forum on PCP.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

News to Share!

So the announcement has been made and I can share my news! I will be a part of the Treehouse Stamps Design Team team for 2010! Check it out on the Treehouse Blog. This will be a blast as I have been following Treehouse for some time now.




Be sure to check out the store as Treehouse celebrates their second birthday!



And come play along every Thursday for Treehouse Thursday a new fun challenge each week!


Thanks it for now!

Take the Challenge Tuesday with Clear & Simple Stamps

The theme for this month's Clear & Simple Stamps Take the Challenge is Holiday Decor. Make an ornament or decoration. I decided to make an ornament. I used a wood based stocking shaped piece from Michael's for my ornament.



I used the awesome Winter Set by CSS. This is definitely the perfect winter set to have on hand. It's perfect for Christmas cards as well as any winter themed project.

Be sure to swing by the CSS DT to see what they cook up for this awesome challenge. Come play along in the CSS Forum at PCP HERE!

That's it for now. Get ready because the Decemember release is just around the corner on Dec 10!

Till later....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Treehouse Stamps



Treehouse Stamps is having a HUGE sale while they celebrate their 2nd birthday!! Check it out. I have a few goodies on their way to me I can't wait to play. Also today they released a great new set that is the cutest.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jugs 10th Challenge

This week we have a great sketch from Pam for the 10th edition of Jugs challenges!


Here is this week's sketch:


Here is my take on the sketch:
My background pattern paper is by Basic Grey, Wassail line. The ornaments I cut out of a 12x12 My Little Bicycle paper. My quote is by the Tim Holtz Collection Visual Artistry and the set is called Flights of Fancy.

Be sure to swing by the JUGS DT to check out what they cooked up with this sketch. Then be sure to play along with us and link to the JUGS blog.

JUGS DT:
Kristin http://kristinscrafts.blogspot.com/
Pam http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/
Dana http://www.paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://kindcreations.blogspot.com/
Mona http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/
Tracey http://tmcuccia.blogspot.com/
Alicia http://www.happystamp.blogspot.com/



That's for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cup of Cocoa - Clear & Simple Stamps

I have a magnet set to share with you today. I made this using Clear & Simple Stamps SOTM "Cup of Cocoa". LOVE THIS SET! I love making magnets with my stamps and I have been putting them in my Etsy store as well. This set works perfectly on a magnet. Check it out:



Here is a close up:



You will want to check out the the Stamp of the Month and copic bundle avaible HERE. Get ready because Dec 15 is the full December release.

That's if for now.

Till later...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Treehouse Stamps Challenge Thursday

This week the Treehouse Stamps challenge is to Case Cathleen Torina's gallery. She has an amazing gallery and out of all the beauties this is the one I picked to case: Ho, Ho, Ho.


I really like the layout on this card so for mine I decided to use the layout as my sketch, took the red color and the holiday theme. OK, so I'm not 100% sure of the "official" casing rules so I hope I didn't break any.


Here is what I came up with:


This adorable bear is a Snag 'em stamp by Imaginisce and can be found in the Treehouse Shop. I colored him with Copics. I used my scallop nesties and a star punch for the shapes. My background is the lovely snowflake embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. I don't know who my pattern paper is by sorry.

Well that's it for now!

Till later....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gina K Color Challenge

This week at Stamp TV the Gina K Color Challenge is to use Red, Green and Gold. Pretty basic fun holiday colors!


I used the sets Festive Frame, and a year of flowers. The poinsettas in the middle are the ones from Melanie's set A Year of Flowers. I love how this turned out I'm thinking I should frame this one!



Here is a close up of the flowers:

That's all I have for now!

Till later...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps - Stamp of the Month Release

It's Dec 1 and that means another Clear & Simple Stamps Stamp of the Month and template release! This month's SOTM is called "Cup of Cocoa", it is an awesome set. Check it out:


This month Sue our super duper template wizard came up with the cutest template to go with this set, you can download if for free HERE. This is what I came up with using the template:



Isn't this the cutest mug? Inside I put a little pack of cocoa wrapped in the awesome chocolate paper. I found this cute little whisk that worked perfect for this.

Along with the SOTM and template there is a Copic Bundle avaible today: Earth 6 (EE71, E74, E79). You can purchase the Copic Bundle and the SOTM set for a great price of $26 and don't forget to use this code DTBLOG1209 and receive a $1.00 off!

Come play along with us and swing by our PCP forum!

Be sure to swing by the CSS DT to see what they cooked up using this awesome template.

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps - CPS Sponsor

This week Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring Card Positioning Systems. Check out this week's fun sketch:


I pulled out of my current favorite CSS sets called Winter! I love snowmen!

Here is what I came up with:


I used the images to create my own pattern paper and with this set it is so much fun! I'm sure you will see me do this again with this set. What is great about this set is it's perfect for Christmas but you can take this right into Feburary because it's just a general winter theme! I'm thinking Valentine Snowmen next.... :-)

Do you like new and exciting things? I know we all do in the stamping world! Well Clear & Simple Stamps has some new and exciting things up their sleeve for 2010!

In the meantime if you "tweet" come follow CSS on Twitter! This weekend there will be a random drawing for all followers to win a CSS Gift Certificate but this ends at midnight tonight, so hop on over and start following CSS! Also, stop on by the CSS Forum on PCP!

This Tuesday Dec 1 is the Stamp of the Month release and new Template. If you are new to CSS each month on the first they release one set that is the Stamp of the Month and a FREE template to go with it. You are going to love this month's set and template I can't wait to show you what I came up with using it.


That's it for now!


Thanks for stopping by!