Monday, November 30, 2009

Have a holly, jolly Christmas

Well hello there, so glad you could stop by today! :)
There's a lot of fun stuff so let's get right to it... it's Monday the 30th and that means the December release of Fairy Sweets become available over at All That Scraps today.
But if you're feelin' lucky I've put together a blog candy card kit to go with the new Holly Starshine stamp and it could be yours! All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post and link back to it on your own blog if you can. I'll leave this going through Saturday and will announce the winner on Sunday.
So what all is included in this candy you ask? Well let's see... there are ten 6x6 sheets of October Afternoon Good Cheer paper, Holly Starshine rubber stamp, WeR Memorykeepers clear snowflake stamps, Making Memories holly brads and paper leaves, Kaiser Craft pearls and holly bling, Shabby Green Door twine, misc ribbon and buttons, four card blanks, four envelopes and my card.
And if you win, you don't even have to wait 'til Christmas to open it... I promise! ;)
Ok, I've got to run... it's back to work for me. Catch ya later!
Supply list:
cardstock- kraft, Bazzill and GP
paper- October Afternoon (Good Cheer)
stamp- Sweet November Stamps (Holly Starshine)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Making Memories holly leaves and metal rim tag
Kaiser Craft pearls
Paper Trey Ink twine
computer font- Harrington
Ranger Stickles
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
eyes- E25, E27, E29
hair- YG01, YG03, YG17, YG99
clothes- R05, R08, E07, E19, YG00, YG03, G24, G28, G29, G0000, G000, G00, BG11, BG18
wings- BG0000, BG000, B0000

Sunday, November 29, 2009

All I want for Christmas...

Good morning!
I'm having one of those really good mornings where it just feels like I got up on the right side of the bed and it's going to be a wonderful day. Considering I'm not much of a morning person, I'll take this feeling and roll with it. :)
And how about I spread some of these good feelings and announce the winner of this past week's Sweet November Mistletoe Snowhill candy? Random Generator has done its magic and our winner is.............................

crafty amy!

Congratulations Amy! Email me with you mailing addy and I will get your goodies off to you tomorrow!

Now don't forget that tomorrow I will be posting an all new Sweet November candy kit featuring the second December fairy, Holly Starshine. You won't want to miss out on a chance to win this one! :)

Ok, now for today's card... are you tired of seeing Christmas cards from me yet? LOL
Well, I'm still going strong with them and I even made this one work for Marlene's sketch over at the Sugar Bowl challenge. She also wanted to see you use zigzags in some form so I added rub-on zigzag stitching across the middle of the card. Once again I put my packaging to use with the paper strips coming from the cover of a My Mind's Eye paper pack and I also altered the Gorjuss Girl just a bit by drawing in long sleeves on her dress. And I was feeling super brave so I went a head and hand wrote the sentiment... I NEVER do that! LOL

Ok, I'm off like a rocket... see y'all tomorrow! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft and PTI
paper- My Mind's Eye (patterns) Making Memories (brown)
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Gorjuss Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Doodlebug rub-on stitches
American Crafts precision brown pen
Ranger Stickles
misc buttons and thread
Copic multiliner pen 0.1
Copic markers:
skin- E53, E13, R20
hair- W3, W5, W7, W9
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, R27, R29, E18, B91, B93, B95, E44, E47, E49, E40, E41

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let it snow...

let it snow, let it snow... but not really! LOL

Welcome to the weekend friends! I am making some time to stamp today and I hope you get to enjoy the same. :)
Today's card is for the Club Anya Mystery Monday challenge hosted by Kris which is to create something 'icy looking'. As I've mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of the white stuff but the cool, crisp color palette sure does make for some pretty cards so I was all for playing along. ;)
I was also totally inspired by Suzi's card that she created for this same challenge and her idea to make an Ice Queen, which was brilliant! So I just had to do my take on it because I loved it so much. Thanks Suzi!
For my version I altered a Dressy Miss Anya by wiping away the bows in her hair, the bottom part of her short dress and her legs then I drew in the long gown and added long sleeves and her scepter as well. It's hard to tell in the photo but I added a lot of sparkle and texture to her with clear Copic Spica pen on her hair and the lightest parts of her dress with white flocking on the trim. Even the light blue background paper that I punched the border from has a cool sheen to it. So this is just one of those cards that is always going to look better in person, sigh. Oh well, I'm still really happy with how it turned out and loved the challenge. :)
Thanks for stopping by!Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper- unknown (shimmery blue) Fancy Pants (snowflake)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Dressy Miss Anya) Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Doodlebug swimming pool and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Doodlebug white flocking
Ranger Stickles
Heidi Swapp bling crown
Martha Stewart aspen snowfall border combo punches
misc gem and ribbon
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, R20, BG01
hair- B0000, B00, B01, B04, B06
dress- BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07

Friday, November 27, 2009

So good to be back

Hello, hello!

Gosh, I can't even tell you how glad I am to have a working computer again. It felt so weird not posting here or getting a chance to cruise around and see what you all have been up to these past few days. Thank goodness I have a couple days off to get caught up on everything! :)
Thanks for bearing with me through this little hiccup and for all the advice... I'm already making sure to back up my digis on an external hard drive now, live and learn right?

So, it's the big Black Friday... anyone out there participating in the crazy early hours of shopping? Not me. I don't do well in crowds and can't stand the stress of it all. Thank goodness for internet shopping! Speaking of which, don't forget that All That Scraps is having a one day only, 25% off everything in the store sale today, which includes the new December stamps release!

Which also reminds me... if you would like a chance to win Mistletoe Snowhill and the rest of my candy, you still have until Saturday night to post here and get in on the fun! :)

Alrighty then, on to today's card and can you believe it's another one without any pattern paper? Craziness I know but I had a lot of fun coloring. I used the CC Designs Sugarplums Snowy Scene stamp set to create the background and then I altered Sugarplums Cow Emma just a bit so that instead of the cow costume she now now wears a cozy snowsuit to hang lights in. All in all this card was a nice change up from my usual cards and you just gotta throw a few of those into the mix every once in a while to keep things fresh, don'tcha think? ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
stamps- CC Designs (Sugarplums Snowy Scene set and Cow Emma) Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Ranger Stickles
Snow pen
Copic multiliner 0.1 and 0.3 pens
Copic markers:
Emma skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E35, E37, E39
clothes- V01, V05, V06, B0000, B000, B02, C3, C5, C7, C9, E40, E41
house- E30, E31, E25, E27, E29, E44, E47, E49, W1, W3, W5, Y21, Y35, 0
fence- E31, E33, E37
trees- G24, G28, G29, E77, E79
snow- BG0000, BG000
sky- B0000, B000
lights- R02, R08, Y38, YR04, B12, B18, G14, G16, Y15, Y17

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper- American Crafts (blue) Marcella by K (yellow) My Mind's Eye (orange) Deja Views (red)
ink- Colorbox blue lagoon and olive pastel chalk ink
Martha Stewart daisy fan deep edge punch
Creative Cafe brads
Paper Trey Ink twine
computer font- Cooper Black
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen (to draw the turkeys)
Copic markers:
E25, E27, E29, E21, YR23, YR24, E07, E09

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A quick update

Hi gals!

The computer is still down (boo!) and I'm still posting from work but I just wanted to make sure you all saw the December Fairy Sweet preview over at the ATS blog... just leave a post on it this week for a chance to win both Mistletoe Snowhill and Holly Starshine! Pretty sweet huh? ;)



Did you hear that?
Yep, that was the sound of my computer crashing... HARD. :(

I'm pre-posting this on the computer at work so you all will know what's going on since I can't upload pics right now. Grrrr, arrrrrrrgh!

I spent the better part of the day on the phone with the tech people at Dell and the conclusion was there must have been some sort of power surge that fried the hard drive, it's a rare occurrence I'm told... lucky me... (huge eyeroll inserted here). So all I can do now is wait for the replacement to be delivered, which supposedly should be today or tomorrow.

And even though not being able to post here sucks, the absolute worst part is that I lost all my digi stamps... including the seven new exclusive TGF sprouts that I hadn't even gotten a chance to print out yet! I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a little over that one. sigh, sniff sniff... :(
It's times like these that reinforce why I am a rubber girl at heart.

So anywho, if you don't see me around much the next few days, you know why and please keep posting for a chance to win this week's candy on the post below. Hopefully I'll be up and running again before I know it... fingers crossed!

Oh and I quick update on the December All That Scraps release... it looks like they will be available for purchase Nov. 30th rather than Dec. 7th. PLUS there is a juicy day-after Thanksgiving sale. Here's the deets I borrowed from their newsletter:

After Thanksgiving Sale- Starting Friday November 27th at 12:00am est till Friday November 27th at 11:59pm est every item thoughtout the store will be 25% off. The discounts will already be taken on all products, no need to enter any codes.

Also we will have a one day quick release of the newest stamps, they will be included in the sale. They will listed on Friday for the sale and then taken off the site until the official release date of November 30th.

Pretty cool huh? Ok, talk to ya later! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is there anything sweeter...

than some Christmas candy? Mmmmmm... I can't think of much! LOL
So this week I'm going to have some of my own Christmas blog candy up for grabs in celebration of the December, Sweet November release over at All That Scraps that is coming up on the 7th.

The first of the two new Fairy Sweets is Mistletoe Snowhill. She's the little imp that hangs mistletoe strategically overhead in hopes of causing a smooch or two between unsuspecting holiday revelers. Can't you just hear her giggling from the rafters? Yea, me too. ;)
Just like the last release she will be available both in rubber and digi form but this week is your chance to win her before you can buy her! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and link back to the give-away on your blog if you can.
So I bet you wanna see what I've put together for this week's winner... well check it out and let me know if you like what you see. :)

So of course you get a rubber stamp of Mistletoe Snowhill as well as six sheets of 6x6 K&Co Peppermint Twist paper, KI Memories ribbon spools, Making Memories flowers, Prima pearls and gems, Basic Grey clear December mini stamp set, some Shabby Green Door twine, misc buttons, four card blanks with envelopes and my card.
I think it's just enough to get anyone into the holiday spirit! :)
Alrighty, well thanks ever so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful start to this week!
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- K&Co (Peppermint Twist)
stamp- Sweet November Stamps (Mistletoe Snowhill)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Making Memories poinsettia flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Liquid Pearls
Ranger Stickles
misc buttons
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
eyes- YG03, YG13, YG17
hair- BG10, BG11, BG32
clothes/wings- YG03, YG13, YG17, R00, R21, R32, R22, R27, R29, YG0000, YG000, YG21, YG23

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A sweet sneak peek

Happy Sunday my friends!

Thank you all SO MUCH for all the birthday well wishes yesterday... you are too sweet to me and really know how to make a girl smile! :)

I had an amazing day out, it was cold but the weather was perfect for traveling... no snow or fog or anything. I got to go to a Michael's craft store since we don't have any near home but sadly I didn't find much there. My clothes shopping went much better though, lots of cute new sweaters and tops for this winter and most were even on sale! Gotta love that!
So as I was listening to the radio on the way over one of the stations is already playing Christmas music, which is always fun to sing along to (yes, I'm a car singer... my poor sisters LOL). Then when we got out of range we decided to pop in my Glee soundtrack (more singing ensued) but it also got me to thinking... wouldn't it be AWESOME if Glee did a Christmas episode? I so bad want to hear what they would do to 'Baby it's cold outside' and other fun Christmas tunes now. Sigh, a girl can hope... ;)

Anywho, onto why you're stopping by today... and I've got something really fun to share! Meet the two newest additions to the Fairy Sweet family, Holly Starshine and Mistletoe Snowhill. These little lovelies are my December release over at All That Scraps and they will go up for sale the first Monday in December, which I believe is the 7th. And of course I will be celebrating early with some more blog candy giveaways. So be sure to check back tomorrow to see which one of these festive gals will be up for grabs first. :)

Catch ya later! Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey (green) My Mind's Eye (red)
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Holly Starshine and Mistletoe Snowhill) Imaginisce (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versamark clear, Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
American Crafts black Zing embossing powder
Ranger Stickles
Cuttlebug embossing plates
Creative Imaginations pearl brads
misc ribbon
Liquid Pearls
Copic markers:
Holly: skin- E00, E11, R20
eyes- G14, G19, G29
hair- YR04, YR07, E07, E18
clothes/wings- G14, G19, G29, E55, E57, E59, R05, R08, E07, E09, BG000, BG01

Mistletoe: skin- E00, E11, R20
eyes- YG63, YG67, G28
hair- E40, E41
clothes/wings- YG63, YG67, G28, E55, E57, E59, BG000, BG01

Saturday, November 21, 2009

They say it's your birthday

Good morning!
As I've mentioned, today is my birthday. Yep I'm turning the big 3-Oh no you di'int think I was really going there! LOL ;)
I'm really excited to spend the day out shopping with my sisters in Spokane. It's going to be a long drive but worth it once we get over there and it feels like such a splurge! Hopefully I find some nice things to treat myself to besides the couple new winter shirts and such that I need to get. Though even if I don't it will be great just breaking my routine and getting away for a day.

So really quick, here's today's card. I used another Gorjuss Girl stamp and altered her just a bit to get rid of the weird rope thingy that hung around her neck. Then I added the Hero Arts ornament stamp hanging from her hand to make her fit my Christmas theme. Not too many more and I will have all the Christmas cards I need done for this year... yeah!
Okey dokey, I'm outta here!

Oh and I won't be back til late tonight so don't be surprised if I have another late post tomorrow... ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper and stickers- October Afternoon
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Untamed Gorjuss Girl) Hero Arts (ornament)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown chalk ink and Bazzinks maraschino
Ranger Stickles
Cuttlebug embossing plate
misc ribbon
Copic multiliner 0.1 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E50, Y21, Y26, Y28
clothes- G20, G24, G29, E40, E41, R05, R08, E07, Y21, Y17, E25, E27, E29

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finally Friday

Yes, I'm late posting again but today I'm not sorry at all... it's my day off, I slept in, had a nice hot breakfast and it was goooooooooooooooood! LOL

But I'm here now and ready to chat it up a bit. :)
If you've been over to the Club Anya blog today you've already seen this card and my little 'eye opening' tutorial. I hope you are enjoying these show & tells as much as I'm enjoying sharing them. I know I keep saying that most of the altering I do isn't that difficult to do but I think when I can actually let you see it you can really believe it.
So I gave Angel Anya some brand new open Lolli eyes and mouth for a fresh new look on this Christmas card. Rather than looking serene and peaceful I wanted her to be more joyous and I think I got the look I was after. :)
This card also fits for this week's Anyone for Anya challenge which is a round theme. Between the circle shape of the card, the polka dot paper and all the little gems... I think I may have gone a bit over board! LOL But I really wanted to make a card that looked like an ornament so this was the perfect challenge.
Anywho, I'm looking forward to spending some time in the craft room today and then hitting the road tomorrow with both of my sisters for a girl's day birthday outing. I even get to pick where we eat so I'm already salivating for my fave Chinese place and some walnut shrimp.... mmmmmmmmm... but I promise I'll have something to share before I leave tomorrow and I won't leave ya hangin' like today. ;)
Enjoy your weekend and I hope all my Twi-hard friends out there are enjoying the new movie! :)Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- Pink Paisley (red and brown) Reminisce (gold)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Angel Anya, Lolli Anya, X-Mas Sweeties "rejoice" sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
KI Memories gems
Ranger gold Stickles
misc ribbon
Martha Stewart border punch
Copic multiliner 0.1 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20, R21
hair- E43, E44, E47, E49
dress/wings- B21, B23, E40, E41

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just one more day

After a jam-packed busy, busy, busy past few weeks I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Today is my last day of work this week and then I go into a nice long weekend... that means I actually have my birthday off this year and I think I may be going on a bit of a shopping trip with my sis to celebrate... yeah! :)
Ok fellow Gleeks (Amy aren't you glad you're one of us now? LOL), I just gotta say it... last night's episode immediately went into my top three faves. I think the football episode was the only one I laughed harder at! All the inner monologues were just hilarious and again that cutie Kurt had me in stitches. Sigh... I love this show. "Don't stand. Don't stand so close to me!" :)

And finally, today is the big release day for the new Fairy digis over at The Greeting Farm! I have been having so much fun with these gals and Marie is even taking an unofficial poll over at The Greeting Farm blog to see which two should possibly be made into rubber. I'm sorry but I had to tell her we need all four in rubber... don't you agree? wink, wink
Seriously... how can you only have two seasons? It goes against mother nature I tell ya! :)

Alrighty, I'm audi!
There is a sentiment on the inside of the card that reads: Thankful for a friend like you all the year through.

Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft, Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- Oriental Trading (snowflake) Collage Press (green) KI Memories (yellow) My Mind's Eye (orange)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (Seasons Fairies)
Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Prima crystal swirls
Doodlebug Designs flower
Studio Calico twine
misc ribbon
Copic Markers:
winter skin- E50, E51, R11, BG01, BV00
hair- B000, B00, B01, B05
clothes- BG000, BG01,
wings- BV0000, BV000, BV00

spring skin- E00, E11, R20, YG01, R21
hair- YG00, YG01, YG03
clothes- RV000, RV00, RV02
wings- RV0000, RV000, RV00

summer skin- E00, E11, E13, R21, YG95, R14
hair- Y13, Y15, Y17
clothes- YG13, YG17, G07
wings- Y0000, Y000, Y00

fall skin- E53, E13, R22, V99, R39
hair- Y35, YR04, YR07
clothes- V06, V09
wings- YR0000, YR000, YR00

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Flutter By challenge

Hello! I'm so sorry my post is later than usual... let's just say that me and my dial-up have not been the best of friends this morning. Ugh
Anywho, it's working now so I'm gonna be quick just in case... fingers crossed, here we go...

Alrighty today I have one of Marie's gorgeous new digi fairies to share with you. By now I'm sure you have picked up that I have a soft spot for all things 'of the fay' and these four new beauties do not disappoint! In fact the only thing that would make them better would be if we get to see them in rubber eventually... BUT for now I am more than content with the digi versions. :)
I used Summer and had a lot of fun coloring her up as I took definite creative license with what colors a fairy's skin and hair could be. In this case, light green and two-toned to match her flower... fun, fun, fun! And wouldn't you know that she works for the new Flutter By challenge today?! Woohoo! Not only do I have a fairy but butterflies too... score! Ya gotta love it when that happens!

So if you are diggin' these new fairies as much as I am be sure to check out The Greeting Farm tomorrow when they go up for sale! :)
Later gators!

Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft and GP
paper- My Mind's Eye
digi stamp- The Greeting Farm (Summer fairy)
stamps- Prima (floral frame) Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox Peony chalk ink
Ranger Stickles
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Paper Trey Ink twine
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin-E0000, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03
hair/flower- RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV69, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
dress- G03, G05, G07, W5
wings- YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17
sky- BG0000, BG000

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So proud of myself

Hello! I hope all is well for you on this fine Tuesday... I'm feeling really good and everything seems to be getting back on track, which is great.
Heck, I even found time to make a card for not one but two challenges! I know, I know... that really isn't much as far as combining challenges go (ahem, Victoria) BUT it is my first time combing any so I'm pretty happy with it. ;) I made this card work for the Flutter By challenge to have a 'Thankful' theme and the Quixotic challenge to add stitching. I hand stitched all wonky like on purpose 'cause I thought it looked very fairy-ish. The sepia toned coloring of the fairies was inspired by Christine's cards that she had in the All That Scraps newsletter a few weeks back... I thought it was pretty cool looking and had to try it myself. :)
I added Spica glitter pens to both fairies hair and I think I did a bit better job photographing it this time but the sparkle still looks way cooler in person. ;)
Alrighty, time to go get ready for work... again. Check ya later!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Tangle and Fidget) Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Tim Holtz Distress Ink (vintage photo and walnut stain)
Prima flowers
Kaiser Gems
Ranger Stickles
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair/eyes (Tangle)-YR20, YR21, YR24, E55, E57, E59
hair/ eyes (Fidget)- E44, E47, E49, E25, E27, E29
clothes/wings- R05, E07, E50, E51, E53, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41

Monday, November 16, 2009

Xmas cards galore

I hope everyone had an amazing time at the Spa Hop yesterday and big congrats to all the winners! :)

I mentioned a couple days ago that things have been crazy for me recently and this week is going to be another busy one. It's been so busy in fact, that I didn't have a card made for today... gasp! So I wracked my brain for something to post and then it came to me, my Christmas card class I'll be teaching this Wednesday. They may be a bit different from the cute, character based cards that I normally create but I guess it's not a bad thing to share with you all some of the other kinds of cards I do make.

Ok, so it's hi ho, hi ho, off to work I go... see you tomorrow with a fun fairy card that I've just been itching to put together. :)
Supply list:
carstock- Bazzill
paper- Pink Paisley
stamp- Theresa Collins (Happiest Holidays)
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
Kaiser Craft pearls
Making Memories Slice die cuts

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and cardstock warehouse
paper- Doodlebug Designs
stamps- Doodlebug designs (sentiment) American Crafts (gingerbread)
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
Shabby Green Door twine
misc buttons

Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse
paper- October Afternoon
stamp- Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
May Arts ribbon
Kaiser Craft pearls
Ranger Stickles
Making Memories Slice die cuts

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Cardstock Warehouse
paper- Sweetwater (trees) Reminisce (gold)
stamp- Inkadinkado
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
misc buttons and ribbon
Making Memories stick pin

Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft, Bazzill and Cardstock Warehouse
paper- Making Memories
stamp- BoBunny
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
Making Memories poinsettias
Prima eline pearls
Fiskars border punch

(A circle is cut out of the front of this card and the snowflake acetate lays over it, showing the decorative sentiment on the inside through the little window)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill
paper- American Crafts
Making Memories snowflake acetate
stamp- Imaginisce
ink- Technique Tuesday brown
misc buttons and ribbon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's Spa Hop time!

Hello and welcome to the Club Anya Spa Hop!

Today we are celebrating all of the new Anya stamps that are now available at The Greeting Farm . So if you've come here first, be sure to start the hop over at the Club Anya blog and visit the rest of the CADT to see plenty more inspiration using these new stamps and get entered for a chance to win some of your own. Then don't forget to head back to Club Anya for a special spa inspired raffle that Jessica has going! Fun! Fun! :)

So my card today features Me Time Anya all relaxed and ready to hit the spa in her fuzzy robe and towel. Best of all... she's got a couple friends to share her girl time with and enjoy a day of primping and pampering together.
Sounds pretty good, huh? :)
Well, we may not be able to join Anya for a soothing massage or therapeutic mud bath but if you leave a comment on this post you may just be the lucky winner of the Me Time set... which is definitely the next best thing! ;)
(All of the winner's will be announced Monday at Club Anya.)

Now be sure to check out Jessica's blog which is the next stop on the hop! :)
Have fun and I hope you get to enjoy some time all to yourself today! Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Lil Davis Designs
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Me Time set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Bazzinks blossom
Kaiser Craft pearls
EK Success border punch
Doodlebug flocking
computer generated sentiment
Copic multiliner 0.1
Copic Spica black glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E33, E37, R22
skin- E00, E11, R20
skin- E53, E13, R20
robes- R00, R01, R02, Y32, Y21, C3, C5, C9

Pattern me not

Well hello my lovelies! Can I just say that I feel completely recharged today and ready to take on another crazy week... I think it was finally getting to watch my beloved Glee that did it for me. ;)
So raise your hand if you absolutely adore Kurt. I do! I do! LOL For me it started with the football game episode (an instant classic in my opinion) and was totally cemented when he sang Defying Gravity... sigh. I really hope this show has a very long and successful run. :)

Now, onto other fun things. This week's Mystery Monday challenge over at Club Anya was issued by Rachel and she really threw me a curve ball with this one... absolutely no using pattern paper of any kind, you couldn't even stamp your own patterned background! Gasp! I know, I know, I was at a loss too, was it even possible? ;) Well, not being one to back down from a challenge, especially when I've been called out by name, I decided to apply my 'using pattern paper scraps' personal challenge to using up some of my cardstock scraps this time. With my trusty Slice die-cutter in hand I went about cutting out some snowflakes... can I help it if they kinda created a pattern once I glued them down? heeheehee ;) Everything on here is cardstock Rachel, I swear!
And did you see? Did you see? Yep, that's the super duper elusive Elf Anya that the fabulous duo of Erin and Kristina so kindly provided me images of to play with! I LOVE her and will continue to beg and plead for Marie to re-release her so that I can have my very own rubber version of her someday. Ahhhh a girl can dream...

One more thing before I head off to work today, I haven't heard back from the winner of my last Sweet November blog candy yet and I would really like to give it a home SO... if I don't hear from the winner by next Saturday I will be drawing a new winner and announcing her that day. Hopefully we can find Tangle a nice place that isn't cluttering up my ever messy table. ;)
Take care!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, DCWV, Cardstock Warehouse and GP
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Elf Anya)
ink- Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Kaiser Craft gems
Slice die-cutter (Mistletoe card)
Cuttlebug embossing plate
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers-
skin- E00, E11, R20, R22
hair- Y32, Y21, Y23, YR21
clothes- R46, R59, R89, YG00, YG03, YG95, E55, E57, E59, G20, YG63, YG67, BG11, BG13, BG18, R30, R32, R43, Y21, Y26, Y28

Friday, November 13, 2009

Definitely time for some 'me time'

OMGosh... can I just say thank goodness it's Friday and my day off from work. It has been one of those weeks where I feel like I've been constantly on the run, never getting a chance to stop and catch my breath. I should take a cue from the brand spankin' new Me Time Anya and have a little spa day (yea Amy, keep wishin' on that one). ;)
So here we are at the final sneak peek of this month's uber fabulous release of Anyas over at The Greeting Farm. All of the stamps will be available on Sunday the 15th, which is not too far off now! Me Time Anya is a whole set of stamps in the super cute new "mini Anya" size (like the Signature set from last month) that I am absolutely lovin' and hope to continue seeing more of in the future. There are two Anyas, some sentiments and little accessories like the candles and slippers. Heck, I loved the little slippers so much that I had to let them shine all on their own (even added some flocking so they are nice and fuzzy). ;)
Doesn't this just make you want to take a nice long soak in the tub? Yea, me too... :)
If you haven't yet been, be sure to head over to the Club Anya blog and see all the other bathing beauties my fellow CADT have to share with us... they are AMAZING! And be sure to mark your calendars for the Spa Hop this Sunday, totally inspired by today's cutie! There will be prizes to celebrate the big release day so make some time to pamper yourself a little and join the fun!

Oh! I almost forgot to mention one last, yet totally awesome new set that will be available on Sunday as well. It's the Anya Says sentiment set and as you can see there is the perfect saying for all your sweet Anya stamps. And the best part? It is only $10! Look closely, notice how the "Keep Rockin" sentiment is on there twice? Well because of that little boo-boo you can get these for a great deal. :)
Ok, so I know I promised I would chat it up about Glee but I have a confession... I haven't actually been able to watch it yet! Tragic I know, but I did tape it since I was so busy and hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to relax and enjoy my special Glee time. :)
Catch ya later!
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper- Basic Grey (Euphoria)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Me Time set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox Robin's Egg ink
Doodlebug flocking
Ranger Stickles
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E15, E17, E19, E18, Y02
candles/tub/slippers- RV32, RV34, RV69, Y02, E47, BG0000, BG000, YG11, YG13, YG17, C0, C1, RV000, RV00, RV02

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lolli, lolli, lolli...

get your adverbs here... oh wait, wrong Lolli (though you can't beat a classic like School House Rock) ;)

Good morning my friends! Ready for the fourth installment to our Club Anya sneak peeks?
Meet Lolli Anya! This little darling is such a sweetheart... LOL sorry, just couldn't help myself. :)
Doesn't she look like a total girly girl, all sugar with just a hint of spice? Personally, I love her 'smiley' eyes... they just make me happy. In fact I'm pretty sure I had a smile on my face the entire time I was coloring little Lolli. There's just something about her, the girl has got that 'it' factor. LOL

Be sure to head on over to the Club Anya blog and check out all the eye candy from my fellow CADT gals... but be careful you don't get a cavity from all that sugar! ;)

Ok, I've really got to get going. It's been a crazy busy week at work... but I promise to talk a bit about Glee tomorrow. Take care! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper- DCWV (the sweet stack)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Lolli Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox pastel lime chalk ink
Doodlebug rub-on alphas
Ranger Stickles
misc ribbon
Creative Cafe button
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- YR21, YR23, YR24, E37
clothes- RV10, RV32, RV34, RV02, BG0000, BG000, BG01, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV21, V12, V15, V17, YG01, YG03, G14, Y35, Y38, YR04, Y13, Y15, Y17

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

She's gonna rouge her knees...

roll her stockings down... and all that jazz!!! Gasp! Oh behave Anya! LOL

Well, if you couldn't tell, we are rip roarin' right into day 3 of our sneak peek week at Club Anya and isn't she just a complete doll?! :)
Flapper Anya is part of the 'Anya through the decades' series so she is a limited run and once she's gone she's gone for good so you won't want to miss out. As soon as I saw her, the musical 'Chicago' came to mind and I just had to go where the inspiration took me. :)
Be sure to head over to the Club Anya blog to see what the rest of the CADT have created with this cutie... it looks like the gin joints a hoppin' with all these dancing Anyas over there! ;)

Oh and speaking of musical goodness... GLEE is back tonight! Yea baby! I am so stinkin' excited it's not even funny! And I know I'm not the only Gleek out there that feels the same way, LOL!

See you tomorrow, same bat time... same bat channel. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey (Bittersweet)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Flapper Anya) Technique Tuesday (alpha stamps)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox Maroon chalk ink
Doodlebug gems
Creative Imaginations butterfly brad
Ranger Stickles
Copic lipstick Spica pen
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E33, E37, R22
hair- C3, C5, C7, C9
clothes- E40, E41, RV10, RV11, RV21, R35, R37, E07, E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Falling for you

Hello and good morning!

Here we are at day 2 of our week of peeks over at the Club Anya blog and let me tell you, this one is very near and dear to me. For months I have been pestering, begging and pleading for a Fall Miss Anya as an add-on to the Rain, Snow & Shine set... not just because I'm a fall kind of gal myself but because there is something in me that can't rest until I have a complete set, so I needed that fourth season represented. ;) Imagine my utter joy when I was emailed not only a Fall Miss Anya but a cutie My Guy too... can you stand it?! Now, they are only available in digital form at the moment but don't be surprised if you see these two in rubbah sometime in the new year... yeah! But that's getting ahead of things... I'm just happy I have the digis to tide me over until then because I think they are both perfect. :)

So if you love them as much as I do be sure to to post a comment on the Club Anya blog today and you just might win the cute couple... I know you want them... how can you resist? ;)

Oh and be sure to mark your calendars for this Sunday. We will be having a fun "Spa Hop" to celebrate the release with chances to win prizes at each CADT member's blog. You won't want to miss out on the fun! :)

Double oh, just so there isn't any confusion I did slightly alter My Guy by cutting off one of his arms and drawing in a new one to wrap around Anya's waist.... awwwwwww. Ok, I've really got to get ready for work now.
Catch ya again tomorrow with more Anya fun. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- Sassafras Lass (whale of a tale)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (Autumn Miss Anya and Autumn My Guy Ian)
stamps- Inkadinkado fall leaves
Versamark ink
Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Gold embossing powder
Paper Trey Ink twine
misc eyelet
Murray Hill computer font
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E53, E13, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- E30, E33, E35, E37, W3, W5, W7, W9, B000, B91, B52, Y35, Y38, R02, R05, YR12, YR14, V91, V95, V99
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E50, Y21, Y26, YR23
clothes- W3, W5, W7, W9, YR12, YR14, YR18, B93, B95, B97, B99, E74, E77, E79, Y26, Y28

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mr. Miyagi would be proud

Woohoo! Sneak peek week is finally here for this month's Club Anya release over at TGF and boy is there a whole lot of cuteness going on! Today we are starting off with two brand new digi images, I like to call them the karate kids... must be a child of the 80's thing... ;)

So there is both a Karate Ian and a Karate Anya going to be available on the 15th but one lucky gal can win them both just by heading over to the Club Anya blog today and leaving a comment! You'll want to check it out any way cause my fellow CADT have made some fab-o cards with these cuties that you won't want to miss!

For my card I chose to be a bit cheeky and playful with the theme, so I've got Karate Anya as is on the front of the card and inside I have taken her head and added it to Ian's kicking body. Swapping heads is a super easy alteration and I love how it creates the possibility of an Anya with more action or a standing Ian. :)
Pretty fun, huh? And I'm not gonna lie, I can't wait to swap this cutie's head onto a few other Anya bodies... her adorable little bun head hair-do could work on so many of them, just you wait and see! LOL
Now I shall leave you with my best Mr. Miyagi impression, "Daniel-son! Wax on... wax off... wax on... wax off..." ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Doodlebug
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (Karate Anya and Karate Ian)
Colorbox blackbird chalk ink
Ranger Stickles
Kaiser Craft Droplets
misc ribbon
2peas Spooky computer font
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53
clothes- E40, E41, RV21, RV23, RV25