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!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jugs Saturday Challenge



This week the Just Us Girls Challenge is a template/gift holder challenge. It is to create a holiday gift package. I went with my super simple little holder that in the past I used as a treat holder but thought it would be perfect to hold a small gift or gift card. Forgive me I went with "Happy Birthday" instead of holidays.

Here is what I came up with:


You will want to check out what the other JUGS girls did this week. I know these girls will rock this challenge, I've seen them work with templates before and they are always awesome!

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/

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Challenge

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

This week the Treehouse Stamps weekly challenge is a color challenge of Christmas colors: Old Olive, Real Red, White, and Black. I pulled out my Wisemen Still Seek Him set to make a Christmas card.

This card is actually 4 1/4 x 4 1/2, I had this cardstock ready to go and never used it. I thought why not, doesn't always have to be "standard" does it?

Here is what I came up with:



Looking for a fun Christmas challenge head on over to the Treehouse blog and link your creations for this challenge. There is also currently a big sale going on if you are looking to add to your collection, check it out HERE. I just ordered another Christmas set and a Cupcake one, can't wait!

That's it for now! If you are going shopping tomorrow good luck!

Till later....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Treehouse Treat Holder Challenge

Have you seen the fun weekly challenges Treehouse Stamps has? Every Thursday on their blog here. I decided to pull out one of my Treehouse Stamp sets to participate this week. I used a sentiment from Sweets for the Sweet set. The challenge was to make a treat holder using a template. I made this treat holder from template instructions a friend gave me a while ago.

Here is mine:




Isn't this a cute hostess gift or party favor for a holiday? My solid paper is by Gina K and my flower by Prima. Sorry folks I can't find the source for the pattern paper. Inside I stuck little Christmas cookies.

Be sure to head on over and check out the cool challenges they have! And if you like sales check out the store because there are some awesome stuff on sale!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter Sleigh



This month Clear & Simple Stamps is offering a second FREE template! That's right! Sue Berker our Template Queen has outdone herself once again folks. This time she created a cute sled template!


Here is what I came up with:




You can get your template HERE... If you are new to Clear & Simple Stamps each month on the first of the month CSS releases their Stamp of the Month set along with a coordinating template. You will want to be sure and check it out each month.

Come join us in our customer forum at PCP we would love to see you creations and chat!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

JUGS Saturday Challenge



It's week 8 and time for another JUGS Challenge! This week Lisa is our hostess and she has an awesome color challenge for you: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Really Rust. Of course these are all Stampin Up references and feel free to use what you have that comes close to the colors.

I decided to pull out my Clear & Simple Stamps set called In Bloom for this challenge and here is the card I made:




Here is a close up:


I didn't have Pumpkin Pie but thought my pattern paper came close enough. The blue is from Papertrey Ink and the Rust is actually Really Rust by SU.


These are the Copic Colors I used:


Be sure to swing on by JUGS blog and the blogs of the DT to see what everyone cooked up for this fun challenge.

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/

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gina K Stamp TV Blog Event

Today is the day of the Stamp TV Blog Event! Many STV members will be playing along via the Mr. Linky on Gina's blog! We had to make something using a set from the last release and I used Festive Frame. I decided not to make a card so I altered a small wooden frame I got from Michael's and created a little "decoration" for the house.




I painted the frame in a burgandy color leaving it looking slighty weathered. I used the corners of the stamp for the corners of my frame. I have to say I was not sure which way I wanted to go with the beige showing through. I didn't want to cut it all so I just went with the flow. Of course in person it looks a bit better. I used a gloss modge podge to seal it which gives it the shine.

Be sure to swing on by Gina's Blog to see who else is playing along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Starving Artistamps Guest Designer

I have some fun cards from the DoodleFactory line from Starving Artistamps. I had the opportunity to design a few as a guest designer not too long ago.









That's it for now.
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Till later...




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Unity Addicts Challenge

It's time for the 51st Unity Addicts Challenge!! This week we have a little inspiration for you. This room is from Pier One imports, I picked something cool from their site. Gotta love that store!


When I saw this I thought circles! So I pulled out some cool pattern paper with circles, used some of my Unity Circle stamps, then buttons. From this inspiration piece I "saw" a layout or sketch for my page. The headboard, night stand and the suitcases in front of the bed is what I saw and what gave me my layout. Does that make sense? Do you see it? Anyhoo, here is what I came up with this week:


If you are looking for a challenge come join us in the Unity Forum and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Winter Days Collection Release




It's the 15th again and that means time for another awesome Clear & Simple Release! This month the theme is "Winter Days". There is some fun stuff in this release you don't want to miss.

There are 8 AWESOME sets being released today!

Fall Studio
P
eaceful Pines
Winter Sentiments
Winter
Ski Darling
Hockey
New Year
Wall Flower


WANT IT ALL

You can order the entire collection in one single click. This is a package valued at $120, including all {8} newly released stamp sets.


Here are a few creations I made using the new Winter set!


Here is a layout I made:


Close up:


Be sure to swing by the CSS Design Team blogs to check out what they cooked up for this release. Also stop by our PCP forum for some chit chat!

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #7


This week our challenge is to use some dry embossing and the twist is to make a birthday card. Our very own JUGS girl is celebrating a birthday today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA!

Now Dana thought the challenge was dry embossing with a Thank You twist, how clever of us to trick her like that!

Here is what I came up with:


NO stamping here, can you belive it! I used the birthday Cuttlebug folder and figured that alone works no need for more stuff. My paper is amazing Basic Grey paper and Prima Flowers adorn the paper. I used SU and Gina K papers.

Be sure to swing on by the blogs of the JUGS DT and don't forget to wish Dana a Happy Birthday!!

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/

Be sure to play along with us and link up via Mr. Linky on the JUGS BLOG! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later.....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unity Friends With Flair

It's Friday and that means it's time for Unity Friends with Flair. You definitely want to check this out. 50 customers participating each Friday to show off their latest Unity projects. You will want to swing over to the Unity blog (after checking out my creation :-)) to see the full list of participants. You will want to check each out for a chance to win some Unity goodness. One Unity Friend is hiding the blinkie this week and if you find it you can win 25 random Unity stamps!

This week my creation is something I made for week 49 of our Unity Addicts Challenges. If you don't know about this it's something I with the help of a group of Unity Addicts started almost a year ago now! Each week (yes we or shall I say I took a break from posting but now we are back) a new challenge is posted in the Unity Forum at SCS. Come join the fun. You can go back to old challenges even if you want.


This was our shape challenge and I made an apron card:

That's it for now!

Be sure to head on over to the Unity Blog for the full list of partipants.

Till later.....

Henry, the Snow Angel Fairy

Today the JUGS DT is hosting a special edition on Thursday in honor and memory of a little boy named Henry. If you have not heard this story check out what Katie has to say on the Paper Makeup Stamps site HERE. Henry was a darling little boy who came down with something he couldn't fight. To honor him Katie of PMS created a fantastic Snow Angel image in honor and all proceeds go to Henry's family.

Here is what I created:


Here is a close up:




I hope that you will play along with us for this very special little boy. You can purchase this image HERE in the PMS store. Then be sure to swing on by the JUGS blog and link you creation and a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to PMS. Post your creation by Nov 19 to be entered. The winner will be announced on the Jugs blog.

Be sure to swing on by the blogs of the JUGS DT for more inspiration:

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/


That's it for now!



Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Unity Addicts 50th Challenge

I can't believe we are on our 50th week of the Unity Addict challenges! OK, they were not 50 continous week we took breaks but that's ok. We back for our 2nd week in a row with more to come.

This week the challenge is a theme based challenge: FALL. Just have fun pull out fall inspired pattern papers and stamps.

I went with a layout using Cosmo Cricket papers and my Unity acorn stamp and my title is of course Unity.


Come join us in the Unity Forum!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps TTC Challenge


It's time again for another Take the Challenge with Clear & Simple Stamps! This month we have an awesome color challenge for you called Fall Foliage. Your fall colors are: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun and Old Olive (all Stampin Up color references).

Here is what I came up with:




Come on over to our PCP forum and play along with us! If you do pls use tags TTC11; clearandsimplestamps so we can find your work easily.

Also be sure to swing by the blogs of the Clear & Simple Stamps DT HERE to see what they cooked up for this awesome challenge.



Guess what is coming up this week?? The Winter Days Collection Release!! It's an awesome release you won't want to miss it. The release date is Nov 15!


Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jugs Challenge Week 6

Welcome to the 6th week of the JUGS challenges!! I can't believe it's been 6 weeks already. This week I'm your sketch hostess with the mostess. Here is the sketch that I came up with:


I decided to use an upcoming Clear & Simple Stamps set for my creation. So this is a little sneak peek for you as to what is coming on Nov 15!
Be sure to swing by the JUGS Design team to see what they cooked up. Also stop by the Jugs Site and play along with us!

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/


Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps is sponoring Caardvarks

This week Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring Caardvarks. This week the challenge is to make a circle card! What fun! I love making cards of different shapes.


I decided to use my scalloped nesties and the large one is my main part of my card. I used the second largest one for my second layer of pattern paper.


My base paper is Cranberry tart by Gina K, the pattern paper is by Gina K and the flowers are Primas. The green one was actually a pink flower but I colored it with my olive green copic marker and it works perfectly. The adorable snowmen is actually a sneak peek at an awesome set being released from Clear & Simple Stamps on Nov 15.

That's it for now!

Till later....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Release Day!

Today is Royal Wednesday RELEASE DAY BLOG HOP!! WOO HOO! So there was no particular challenge this week just some AWESOME new stuff to showcase for you!!! If you came here from Jules blog than you are on the right track. If not head back to the QKD blog to start this release hop from the start!

I got to work with the adorable new set called Brownies. This is a cute fun one for little kid cards, layouts and projects.



Here are some things I made using this fun set:











Here is this week's hop order in case you get lost:
QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Maria's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Andrea's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
Nina's blog
Nancy's blog
Stephanie's blog
Katarina's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store


Don't miss out on this week's special: Buy 2 stamp sets get 1 separates stamp free ($3.99 or less) or buy 3 separates get 1 free. Swing by the store to see the new releases and take advantage of this awesome special!

Also mark your calendar for a Birthday hop/release on which will be on November 19th.

Your next stop on this hop is over to the WIS blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Unity Addicts Challenge

It's been a while since our last Unity Addicts Challenge but this week the challenge I picked with Taylor's help is a shape card! Any shape but the traditional rectangle or square. Go with circles, Ovals, use a card template. I decided to use the good 'ole apron template. I have had this template on hand for years! I can tell you where I found it because it has been that long, but I'm sure you've seen it.

Here is my challenge card using the Unity Kit called School Rock Star.


That's if for now. Come over to the Unity Forum at SCS and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Monday, November 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN!!!

My fellow DT member of our challenge site JUGS (JUST US GIRLS) KRISTIN is having a birthday today!!! And what better way to say Happy Birthday to our girlie but than to have a BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP in her honor!!!!


SO if you are coming to me from Lisa's blog then you are on the right track if not you need to head on over to the JUGS BLOG to start this Birthday Hop off in style!


The team got together to make birthday cards for our dear friend Kristin, however I decided to break the rules a bit! I didn't make her a birthday card, I know I'm a meanie! NO NO, I decided to make her a Birthday Magnet!!! I promise it's cute. I've been on a kick of making magnets and have been posting many in my Etsy store as well.


So Kristin her you are HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.......



I didn't take a picture of the back but there is a nice strong magnet attached to the back. That is a little tin can it's stuck to! The pattern paper in the background is Basic Grey and the cupcake image on top is from Clear & Simple Stamps. I added dew drops to the side.

Kristin I hope you have a super happy birthday my dear and this little guy is on it's way to you!!! Best wishes!!!!!

Now continue on this Birthday Hop and hop on over to the wonderful Mona for some more birthday fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps SOTM and Template Release



It's the first of the month and that means another Stamp of the Month and template release at Clear & Simple Stamps! If this is your first visit here every month on the first Clear & Simple Stamps has a release where they unveil their stamp of the month. Their full release is on the 15ht of each month. Along with the SOTM CSS also releases a fun new template which is always free!

This month the SOTM is called Fall Studio. You can get a $1.00 off this fabulous set if you use Coupon Code: DTBlog1109 when you check out in the CSS Store.
Also is a Copic Bundle that goes along with this Fall Studio stamp set. The Copic Bundle being offered is: Yellow Green 1 (YG01, YG03, YG07). Copic Marker Bundle with the SOTM for the bargain price of $26 - that's a $15 stamp set and $15 Copic Marker Trio set combined at a $4 reduction in price - you won't find a better bundle anywhere! And don't forget you can alos use your $1.00 off code DTBlog1109 as well!

You can find this month's fun template HERE it is called Basket of Thanks.

Here is my Basket of Thanks creation. I actually turned mine into a winter basket using a set to be released mid month called Winter, here is your sneak peek:



Clear and Simple Stamps will be giving away a free SOTM (Fall Studio). All you have to do is create a Basket of Thanks using the template and put a link to your project in the comment section of the CSS blog. A winner will be chosen at random Wednesday, November 4th
Be sure to swing by the blogs of the CSS DT Members for some more awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....