Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This candy's sweeter than a box of chocolates...

Well here we are at the final Wild Sprout sneak peek for this first TGF release of 2010... pretty exciting, huh? :)
And this little sweetheart comes to the Farm just in time for Valentine's Day, which just so happens to be her favorite day of the year. If you weren't here in September let me introduce you to Stella. Stella has a big heart filled with love and she totally wears it on her sleeve. And she's also a fellow card maker as only her handmade creations can truly convey her feelings to those she cares about. ;)

For more gorgeous inspiration featuring Stella, head on over to the TGF and Club Anya blogs to see what the rest of the CA gals and Farmers have created... it will knock your socks off! :)

And don't forget that to celebrate the big release day tomorrow there will be an entire day of challenges and prizes galore so be there or be square! ;)

Now let's talk candy...

Up for grabs today is a brand new Wild Sprout Stella rubber stamp, five 6x6 sheets of Making Memories paper, four 6x6 sheets of double sided BoBunny paper, Prima e.line pearls and gems, Maya Road heart pins, Fancy Pants glitter heart transparency, Making Memories Valentine's die-cuts and paper flowers, misc buttons and ribbons, four card blanks and four envelopes plus my card.
If this looks yummy to you just leave a post for a chance to win this final candy of the week. That's right, this is the last one and it will be open until Friday afternoon along with the other three Sprout candies. Then tomorrow night I'll let random generator pick four winners and announce them here shortly after. How's that for a fun way to ring in the new year? :)
Alrighty, I hope to see you all playing along with the big release party this weekend!
Hugs & Kisses! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- Making Memories (Paperie), BoBunny (Valentine)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Stella), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Making Memories tulle and paper flowers
misc ribbon and buttons
Martha Stewart heart scallop border punch
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E15, E17, E18, E29
clothes- R02, R27, R29, E09, R20, R32, R22, E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank heaven... for more blog candy

Hello and welcome to the third installment of this week's super fun Wild Sprout sneak peeks and candy!

So far we've seen Chelsea and Ruby... are you ready to meet their pal Gigi? This funky little gal has a style all her own. Gigi loves to go thrifting for the perfect pieces that she can add her personal flair and craftiness to... she totally puts the 'hip' in vintage hip. :)

Be sure to check out both the TGF and Club Anya blogs to see all the fabby cards from my wonderful CA team mates and the Farmers, there is a lot of Gigi love out there today and I promise you won't be disappointed!

And of course Gigi has to have some yummy candy too so let's check out what she's got to offer...
Up for grabs is a brand new Wild Sprouts Gigi rubber stamp, six double-sided sheets of 6x6 Crate paper, Prima e.line pearls and gems, Making Memories felt and paper flowers, some ribbons, buttons and punched butterflies, four card blanks, four envelopes and my card.
If this looks like something you might like a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. And if this is your first time stopping by this week be sure to check out the last three days of candy too as there is still plenty of time to join the fun! :)
Okey dokey, I'll see you all again tomorrow with the fourth and final Sprout sneak peek. Later!

Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft and Georgia Pacific
paper and die-cuts- Crate Paper (Lillian)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Gigi), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox chestnut chalk ink
Making Memories felt flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
misc buttons
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Liquid Pearls
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E53, E13, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
clothes- BG11, BG15, BG18, E43, E44, E41, E42, R02, R12, R14, RV10, RV11, YG03, YG25, YG17, E55, E57, E59

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sugar... ah honey, honey... you are my CANDY girl...

and you've got me wanting youuuuu...

Hello and welcome to another day of candy goodness here on the blog. I sure hope no one is suffering from cavities yet as we still have two more days to go! LOL

But today is Ruby's day to shine. You may remember this little air-head from her debut in September and let me tell you, she is all giggles and grins about joining the fun on the Farm come Friday. And it's a good thing we will be celebrating the new release all that day because this girl loves a party! ;)

If you haven't stopped by both the TGF and Club Anya blogs today be sure to bop on over and see all the Ruby cuteness that the Farmers and my fellow CADT (including our brand new guest designer Lysa Rohrer) have got goin' on... total eye candy I tell ya! :)

Alrighty time to share what all is in today's candy...
Up for grabs is: a Wild Sprouts Ruby rubber stamp, six double-sided sheets of 6x6 Love, Elsie paper, two sheets of 6x6 Love, Elsie embossed cardstock, three spools of KI Memories ribbon, Love, Elsie chipboard buttons, Prima Got Flowers and eline pearls and gems, text book punched flowers, misc buttons and jewel brads, four card blanks and four envelopes... along with my card.
If you would like to try your hand at winning little Ruby and her goodies just leave a comment on this post... it's that easy! Everyone is welcome to play so join the fun. And don't forget to check out the past two days of candy that are still going strong and then come back again tomorrow to see who else will be gettin' down on the Farm! ;)
Have a wonderful day my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Love, Elsie (Claire)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (WS Ruby)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut chalk ink
Love, Elsie chipboard buttons
Making Memories decorative brads
Kaiser Craft pearls
Marvy giga scallop circle punch
EK Success flower punch
Prima Got Flowers
old text book paper
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E35, E57, E59, E49
clothes- E44, E47, E49, RV10, RV32, RV34, B000, B00, B52, YG01, YG03, YG23, V01, V12, V15, E41, E42, E43, E44

Sunday, December 27, 2009

This candy is WILD

Well hello, hello!

Yep I'm posting a bit early today so that it coincides with the first sneak peek reveal of the January release over at Club Anya.
This release marks the first time the new Club Anya & Friends has been invaded by Anya's rowdy Wild Sprouts pals and if you were checking out my blog this past September you may just recall having seen them before. Remember Chelsea? This little gal has big dreams of becoming the ultimate entertainer and I'm SO excited that she is the first of four Sprout designs that Marie wanted to turn into rubber! Chelsea is more than ready to dance her way right off the stage and into your heart so to celebrate you just know there has to be candy! :)
Let's check it out...
Along with a brand spankin' new Wild Sprouts Chelsea rubber stamp there is also eight 6x6 sheets of KI Memories paper, one 6x6 sheet of Hambly screen printed vellum, Prima flowers and eline pearls and gems, Heidi Swapp ghost stars, Kaiser Craft star bling, Sakura stardust pen, misc ribbon, buttons and star gems, four card blanks, four envelopes and my card.
Look at those colors... how can you go wrong with orange and pink I ask ya!?! ;)
So if you would like a shot at winning Chelsea this week just post here. It's as simple as that. You will have until noon on Friday to get entered and then I will announce all four Sprout candy winners Friday evening to go along with all of the TGF release festivities that are planned that day!
Here's a quick run down of what will be going on:
Our HUGE "In with the NEW at TGF" BASH will begin at 9am CST on Friday 1/1/2010 and run through 8pm with challenges, prizes, and FUN! Each challenge winner will receive a new Sprout of their choice, so be here to party with us! Live overseas? No problem! Challenges will be open through Sunday, 1/3/10 at 8pm CST. WINNERS will be announced on the TGF blog and CA blog on Monday, 1/4/10/ along with the winner of the 12 days of sketches contest. That winner will win the ENTIRE January release. In addition to each individual challenge, ANOTHER prize pack of the ENTIRE Jan. release will go to a random winner who completes ALL of the New Year's Challenges!
Don't forget that the 12 Days of Sketches are still well underway on the TGF blog. Everyone is having a great time and there are more fun sketches to be used today! This contest will also run through Sunday 1/3/10 at 8pm CST. Just upload your entries to the appropriate galleries and you will be entered into a drawing to win the ENTIRE TGF JANUARY RELEASE!!! SO many prizes... SO many chances to WIN!
All to celebrate our NEW YEAR, NEW Club Anya & Friends blog... and New Release with all your friends at The Greeting Farm!
Whew! That's a whole lot o' fun to be had at The Farm this week don'tcha think!?!
Well thanks for sharing my excitement with me and don't forget there is still more candy to come tomorrow! :)
Supply list:
Cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- KI Memories
vellum- Hambly (squiggle)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Chelsea and Anya Says sentiment) Sassafras Lass (songwriter boarder)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox magenta chalk ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Doodlebug gems
Heidi Swapp ghost stars
misc star gem
Sakura Stardust pen (on her skirt... it totally looks like sparkly platinum in real life)
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, E13, R20
hair- Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24
clothes- RV34, RV17, RV19, RV06, E40, E41, C5, C7, C9, BG0000, BG000

Who says candy is bad for you?

It's certainly not me! LOL

Hello, hello everybody... hope all is well for you this fine Sunday morning. :)
Things are pretty great in my little corner of the world and I'm excited to get this last week of 2009 underway because this crazy blog o' mine is gonna be chalk full o' candy, candy, candy in celebration of a few new stamp releases... yeah!

Starting things off is my one and only Fairy Sweet release for January... meet Chanter Heartsong. She will be available at All That Scraps beginning on Monday the 4th in both rubber and digi. Chanter is a dreamy little fairy who likes nothing more than to play secret match-maker with her special love dust. One sprinkle of that powder and an unsuspecting human will fall madly in love with the first person they see. ;)
And of course we need some sweet Chanter Heartsong candy... it's like the requisite heart shaped box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, don't ya think? So you probably want to see what's up for grabs this time... well let's take a look-see...
Of course one lucky winner will be getting a Chanter Heartsong rubber stamp along with six sheets of K&Co double sided Wild Raspberry paper, Prima eline pearls and gems and Got Flowers, Basic Grey bling-it-on rub-ons, Fancy Pants glitter heart transparency, misc buttons and ribbon, four card blanks and envelopes. Oh, and my card will be thrown in too. :)
Pretty yummy no?
So I'm sure you all know the drill by now. If you would like a shot at winning the candy just leave a post here and if you can link it up on your blog that's great too but not a necessity... I want everyone to have a chance, even if they don't have a blog of their own. And it doesn't matter where you live because I'll ship anywhere... the more the merrier I say!
I'll leave this one going through Saturday night and will announce the winner next Sunday morning. :)
Alrighty get posting, but don't forget to check back daily as I will be adding more candy give-aways tomorrow through Thursday. I told you it was going to be busy, busy, busy!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- K&Co (Wild Raspberry)
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Chanter Heartsong) Basic Grey gamma series stamp (bird and branch) Doodlebug Designs (sentiment) Autumn Leaves (fancy border)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox chestnut chalk ink, Versamark clear ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Martha Stewart heart scallop border punch
Marvy mega giga scallop circle punch
Prima Got Flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sakura stardust pen
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
I misplaced my list but if I find it I will add numbers later

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winding down

Hello and good morning my friends!
Well the big day has come and gone and I hope Santa was good to you this year. :)
I had a lovely day yesterday filled with good food and great company... it doesn't get much better than that... though I was gifted with some extra moola that's already burning a hole in my pocket. Good thing new stamps are being released later this week so I can put it to good use... ;)

Can I just say that it felt both a little weird but totally great to finally be breaking away from all the Christmas cards I've been making lately? My world has expanded to include all the wonderful colors I've been missing, so right off the bat I knew I wanted to take advantage of the Sugar Bowl challenge that includes using your favorite color along with their sketch.
I love orange. It has been my favorite color for quite a few years now. It is such a happy color don't you think? And it felt great to jump in and play with it's sunny warmth... especially since it is SO cold here! If it's possible for paper to warm you up on a cold day this new Basic Grey certainly did the trick. ;)
And I left little Goth Gorjuss Girl pretty much as is, except for drawing in some sleeves on her dress... I love this stamp. All in all just a simple little card that puts a smile on my face :)

OK, I think I've rambled on enough for today but before I go be sure to come back tomorrow as it will be the first candy up for grabs in a week of give-aways to celebrate some new releases and it's not a bad way to ring in the new year either! I promise you won't want to miss out on the fun! :)

Toodles! Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- Basic Grey (Sugar Rush)
stamp- Sugar Nellie (little goth gorjuss girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut chalk ink
Kaiser Craft pearl
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Marvy giga scallop circle punch
American Crafts brown pigment pen 0.3
Copic multiliner pen 0.1
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E97, E99, E39, E29
clothes- YR12, YR15, YR14, B60, B63, B66, E50, Y32

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone the merriest Christmas and happiest new year... from me and my little Christmas elf. :)

Oh, and for all my fellow Gleeks... if you haven't checked out the Glee version of 'Last Christmas' over at iTunes, I highly recommend it! Well worth the $1.99 in my opinion. ;)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Everyone, everywhere, feels the thrill in the air...

Christmas eve, Christmas eve...

Well here we are, the big day is finally upon us... luckily for me I've got the next few days off to enjoy the holiday. Yeah! Still, I'm going to be busy visiting family and friends so it's another quick post from me today but how could I not share the friend I made for Vivi? ;)
Do you recognize who's face I used to make my little boy elf? It's Edward! Isn't he perfect?! And all I did was stamp Vivi then cut out her face and a space on the brim of the hat so his hair would show when I placed his colored up face behind it... kinda like those painted wood scenes they have at amusement parks and you stick your face in the holes to get a photo of you as a monkey or something. :)
And you may have noticed Vivi herself is looking a bit different too... well I took a cue from Traci and added some longer locks to Viv and I also gave her the teddy from the Oh Baby set. Now Vivi and Eddie are both ready to pack the last toys on Santa's sleigh before his big ride tonight. Then I imagine they will be off to someplace warm and sunny for some well earned R&R before it's time to head back to the ol' workshop. LOL
Oh and I also used the TGF sketch #6 for this card... hope you all are finding time to play along!

Have a very, very merry, merry Christmas my friends! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper and die cut sentiment- My Mind's Eye (Be Merry)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Wild Sprouts Edward, Wild Sprouts Vivi and Oh Baby set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox chestnut chalk ink
misc gems
Doodlebug white flock
EK Success silver pen
Sakura stardust pen
Copic Spica clear pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
Eddie hair- E74, E77, E79
Vivi hair- YR16, YR18, E09, E18
clothes- YG03, YG25, YG67, R24, R29, E09, E44, E47, E49, BG11, BG72, BG75, RV10, RV11, RV21
present- G20, G24, G29, BG0000, BG000
teddy- E33, E35, E37, E57

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gone away is the bluebird...

here to stay is a new bird...

Good morning friends! It may be the most wonderful time of the year but man-oh-man does it have to be the busiest time of year too? I'm still on the run so I have a quick post for a super quick card today.

But first, I just had to share the fun socks that sweet Kris sent me for Christmas, along with an amazing card and other fun goodies. She was concerned about my feet getting cold in my chilly craft room and that just cracked me up... thanks again Kris, I love them! :)

And as for my card... well, you are looking at a 20 minute card right here. The card base is a pre-printed one from Making Memories that even had the punched holes along the border already. All I did was some quick stamping right on it, colored in the bird and wove the ribbon up the border. I've used a gold Copic Spica pen on the bird and as always I just can't get the shimmer to show up well in the photo but in real life it really helps dress up this simple card.
Well thanks for stopping by... hopefully I'll have a more exciting card to share tomorrow. :)
Supply list:
Making Memories card base
stamps- Inkadinkado (bird and branches) Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Nick Bantock sapmoss green, Tim Holtz shabby shutters and antique linen
misc ribbon
Copic gold Spica pen
Copic markers:
bird- E40, E41, E42, R46, R59, E18, YG03, YG17, YG67

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Caroling, caroling through the snow...

Christmas bells are ringing...

Hello and happy Tuesday! Is everyone still hangin' in there with all the holiday hoopla? I'm working today so it's still the daily grind for me. But before I head off I just had to share my card that is a special tribute to my number one most favorite show... Glee! LOL!
I did a bit of altering to the TGF Twi digis to create Mercedes, Rachel and Quinn as if I had gotten my wish to see them do a Christmas episode. ;) I thought about adding Kurt, Finn and Shue but it would have been a TON of altering to make that happen... so it's just the girls for now... unless I can convince Marie that we are in desperate need of some "Glee" Sprouts now that the Twi Sprouts have all been done... hint, hint, hint! (batting eyelashes prettily with my best puppy dog pleading eyes)
Sing with me now fellow Gleeksters, "All I want for Christmas or any time in the new year is some Glee-ee Sprouts... some Glee-ee Sprouts... some Glee-ee Sprouts..." :D

Alrighty, that's enough begging and pleading for one day, LOL!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I used the TGF sketch #4 for this card too. If you haven't been playing along with the 12 days of sketches yet don't worry, there is still plenty of time to get caught up and if you do all 12 you have the chance to win the entire upcoming TGF release! And I know there are more than a few of you out there who are going to LOVE who's coming to join the TGF family... heeheehee... tease, tease, tease... :)

Until tomorrow, be jolly by golly!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (LE Camille, Fancy Joyce, Fancy Odette)
ink- Colorbox chestnut chalk ink
Kaiser Craft pearls
American Crafts brown precision pen
computer journaling
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E33, E37, R22
hair- C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
clothes- RV34, r39, RV69, E74, E77, E79, BG11, BG72, E07, E09, E18, RV000, RV00
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- R24, E09, E18, YG13, YG17, YG67, E74, E77, E79, BG11, BG72, R21, R22
skin- E00, E11, R20, YG03
hair- Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24
clothes- BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, YG17, YG67, G28, E74, E77, E79, E40, E41, RV34, R39, RV69, R24, E09, E18

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas is for children...

but aren't we all children, Christmas day...

Happy Monday friends. This is a big week and I hope it is starting off well for everyone. :)
I'm on the run again but I do have time to share this card I made and guess what? I broke my record and got THREE challenges done with this one... yeah! I used the TGF sketch #3 from their 12 days of sketches challenge, the color scheme comes from this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and because it's a Christmas card (no surprise there) it also works for this week's Anyone for Anya challenge... whew! :)

So you could probably tell I did a bit of altering on this one too. I used the little Anya head from the Spa set (the one in the bathtub) and had to wipe a bit of the bubbles away from her cheek and re-draw her jaw line but still a pretty simple repair. Then I combined it with little Alice Anya's body from the Signature set. Once I had her body all together I gave her some presents from the free Birthday Ian digi that I shrunk down to the same small size as the mini Anya. Add another mini Ian and some more presents and voila... instant Christmas morning happiness. :)
Can I just say that I am still really diggin' these mini Anyas and hope that we see more (including Ians) from TGF in the future... hint, hint, hint! ;) I'm so subtle... LOL!

Alrighty it's time for work, later dudes!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper and stickers- Doodlebug Designs
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Spa set, Signature set, Birthday Ian digi)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Doodlebug ladybug and grasshopper
Cuttlebug embossing border
misc brads
Sakura stardust pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
boy hair- E15, E17, E18, E29
girl hair- E08, E09, E19, E18
clothes/presents- BG0000, BG000, E40, E41, YG01, YG07, YG09, R22, R27, R29, R46, R59, G14, G16, G29

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

let your heart be light...

Mmmmmm... hello friends. Yep, I'm late posting this but I needed a good sleep in and take it easy kind of morning. Especially when you just know this whole next week is going to be a mad flurry of work, busy-ness and activity... what with Christmas being only FIVE days away now! Craziness!
So like I said, today I'm takin' it easy... hopefully I'll get a chance to watch Christmas Vacation since it is a family favorite and it just can't be Christmas 'til I've laughed my way through it once again. :)
Anywho, my card today uses a Pure Innocence digi stamp that the master enabler, Donna, introduced me to with her gorgeous cards... like this one here. Don'tcha just think these little cuties are perfectly named? Something about their quiet sweetness reminds me of my mom so I just had to get a few and I made this card for her. :)
And once again I pulled out the handy-dandy MME card kit to make this one quick and easy... which at this point is what I'm all about LOL!
Ok, I'll see ya tomorrow at our regularly scheduled posting time, I promise!
Take care! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
My Mind's Eye card base and sentiment sticker
digi stamp- Pure Innocence
Paper Trey Ink twine
misc buttons
gold pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, YR00, R20
hair- E53, E55, E57
clothes- E40, E41, E55, E57, E59, BG72, BG75, BG78, R46, R59, E09
presents- R46, R59, E09, G21, G24, G28, BG10, BG11

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

everywhere you go...

Good Saturday morning to you! I hope all is well with everyone out there in blog land. :)
I know I keep saying it lately, I think it must be the time of year because I need to post and run again as I've got to go to work today. Hopefully things will get back to normal after next week.

So today I have another altered Anya... this time I took Flapper Anya and wiped away the feather and hair lines from the top of her head so that it could become a stylish knit cap. Then I cut off her head and used it with Dress Up Anya's body and pants though I did use Dress Up Ian's coat so she wouldn't get cold out in the winter snow. ;)
Now Anya is ready to stroll through the neighborhood taking in all the fantastic lights and decorations... hopefully she doesn't give in to temptation and sabotage the Jones' light display, making it impossible for them to take the "Best House" prize five years running LOL!

Be good... you know Santa is watching!
TTYL! Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Bella Blvd (December Details)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Flapper Anya, Dress Up Anya and Ian set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
EK Success border punch
Martha Stewart pine branch border punch
Jenny Bowlin pearl flower
Creative Cafe felt
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E15, E17, E18, E29
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, E74, E77, E79, YG25, YG17, G07, R43, R46, R59, RV10, RV11, E40, E41

Friday, December 18, 2009

In the meadow we can build a snowman...

and pretend that he is parson Brown...

Ahhh Friday... oh how I look forward to this day all week long. It's my day off and I've got big plans so I'm just going to dive right into today's post. :)

I'm still on a roll with the whole combining challenges thing, even if I haven't broken my record of two... LOL, it's all good though. So my card combines this week's Diedrich Dare sketch challenge and this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I loved the whole pink, aqua and brown color combo plus I just couldn't resist the chance to pull out these cutie snowmen stamps that have been a favorite of mine for a couple years now. Something about the sketchy way they are drawn totally reminds me of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (which I'm still totally bummed over its not being written anymore...sigh). But I digress... back to the card, when I saw Jack's sketch I immediately saw a whole stamped bottom panel rather than my usual cut-out image and it was fun to create an entire scene.
The end result is pretty clean and simple looking but I really dig it. ;)
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll chat with ya again manana.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- October Afternoon (Good Cheer)
stamps- Close to my Heart (Snowfriends set) Daisy Bucket (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Autumn Leaves Manhattan blue and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
sky- B000
snowmen- BG0000, BG000, YR12, YR15, YR04, C5, C7, C9, R20, RV42, R32, E55, E57, E59, BG10, BG11, BG18
bird- R22, R24, Y35

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It must have been the mistletoe...

the lazy fire... the falling snow...

Hello, hello fellow stamparistas!
T minus eight days and counting until Christmas, are you ready for it?
As you can see I'm still in the Christmas spirit when it comes my cards and I just couldn't resist inking up one of my new Moonlight Whispers stamps from Kraftin' Kimmies. I love the cute, yet kinda twisted Tim Burton-ish look of these little gals... it appeals to the snarky side of my personality, LOL!
So I chose Lillith to see if I could make her work for a Christmas card and I did a touch of altering by wiping away the frog from off the top of her head and drawing in her missing hair. Then I was also going to change her eyebrows a bit to give her a 'friendlier' look but her challenging little smirk spoke to me and thus the mistletoe and sentiment idea came to life. I love it when a stamp 'talks' to me and tells me what she wants to do. ;)
After that the whole card came together super quick and I added lots of sparkle to her dress and the polka dots so that I could enter this into both the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge and the All That Scraps challenge (I know, I know... by doing two it disqualifies me from the ATS challenge but I'm cool with it). :)

Okey dokey I'm audi... gotta get to work. See ya'll tomorrow with more challenge fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse, Coredinations and GP
paper- Making Memories (Mistletoe)
stamp- Kraftin Kimmie (Moonlight Whispers Lillith)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox blackbird and chestnut roan chalk ink
Kaiser Craft and Doodlebug gems
misc ribbon
Ranger Stickles
Freestyle Script computer font
Copic Spica black glitter pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20, B0000
hair- E50, Y35, Y19, Y17, YR23
dress- R46, R59, E07, C5, C7, C9, YG00, YG03, YG95, YG13, YG17, YG67, E40, E41

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What, no Christmas song?

Good morning friends!
No Christmas card from me today... I know, I know, I can't believe it either. But I just had to share the card I made for the TGF newsletter digi fairy contest. Last month they issued a challenge to send in a card using one of the fairies for a chance to win a fifth exclusive digi fairy and apparently I was the only one who sent in a card for it. Shock! But if you've read yesterday's newsletter, there's still a shot at getting your hands on Vanity Fairy so start sending in those fairy cards to Jess asap!

I used Winter Fairy and Spring Fairy (though I did flip Spring so that she was facing the direction I wanted) and colored them both to match the funky Basic Grey papers. Winter is on the front flap of the card that I cut short so that Spring on the inside could be seen with her BFF. :)
Oh and I thought it would be fun to note how I did the dangling beads over on the upper left corner... so when I machine stitched the border strip I purposefully left two long threads at the end of the paper when cutting it from the machine. Then it was simply stringing beads and tying knots until I had it the way I wanted it and the movement is a lot of fun in real life.
And as an added bonus I'm going to enter this into the Anyone for Anya bling challenge this week... gotta love it when things work out like that! :)

Alrighty, I'm off to go play in the snow... yea right, more like shovel the car out from all the new overnight snowfall... ;) Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse, GP
paper- Basic Grey (Phoebe)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (Winter Fairy, Spring Fairy)
Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Kaiser Craft gems
misc beads
American Crafts sentiment rub-on
machine stitching
Copic clear Spica glitter pen (it's on the dresses and the wings)
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20, BG000, G00, RV11, RV34
hair (winter)- G20, YG11, G24, YG67
hair (spring)- RV10, RV32, RV34, RV17
clothes- G0000, G000, G00
wings- E43, E44, E49, YG11, YG03, G07, YR0000, E95, E97, E99, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG18, RV000, RV10, RV11, RV34

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Good morning!
I think I'm suffering from hop hangover... LOL!
I apologize in advance because this post is gonna be super quick, I stayed up way too late blog hoppin' and now I have to get ready for work plus drive to work through the six or more inches of snow we got last night... bleh
So my card today is actually the other idea that I had for the hop if I hadn't have gone with the nutcracker one... I altered the brand new Yoga Anya into a Christmas elf. I wiped away the top of her head and added the hat, wiped away her closed eyes and replaced them with Lolli Anya's smilie eyes, then it was just drawing in extra lines for her long sleeves and boots on her feet. I thought her new eyes with the little mouth made her look like she was munching on something yummy and that's when the rest of the card theme and design came to me. Plus the new October Afternoon Very Merry paper didn't hurt either... aren't those gingerbread just the cutest?! :)
See ya all manana!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Cardstock Warehouse, GP
paper and cardstock sticker- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Yoga Anya, Lolli Anya) October Afternoon (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Shabby Green Door twine
misc buttons
American Crafts brown precision pen
Signo White Uniball pen
Doodlebug white flocking
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic multiliner pens 0.1, 0.3, 0.5
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20, E13
hair- R11, R12, R22, R14
clothes- E40, E41, R22, R24, R29, E07, YG00, YG01, YG03, G40, G12, YG41, E25, E27, E29

Monday, December 14, 2009

Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello! Hello!

Welcome to the Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating the newest stamp release at the Greeting Farm which will be available for purchase tonight at midnight CST... yeah!
If you haven't been already, head on over to the Club Anya blog to start the hop and keep referring back to it for the master hop list so you don't get lost along the way. I promise that you'll really want to make it through the entire hop because IN ADDITION to the fun awards that will be given out to a few lucky participants, ONE lucky commenter who completes the hop and then returns to Club Anya will be eligible to win tonight's ENTIRE RELEASE! Good luck! There are prizes GALORE tonight! :)
And if all that wasn't enough fun for you we also have a chat going on over at the Club Anya PCP page right now. The chatter is quick and lively and always a blast... hope to see ya there!

Ok, so I had a couple different ideas for my holiday hop card today and in the end I didn't even use a single "Christmas" TGF stamp at all... gasp!
I had the idea to create a Nutcracker themed card and right away knew that Ballet Anya would make a perfect Clara with just a few alterations to her dress. At first finding the perfect Ian to alter into the Nutcracker prince was a bit of a head scratcher but as soon as I came across Rescue Ian I knew I had a winner. All I did was wipe away his helmet and the stripes from his outfit then drew in his new costume and I love how he turned out. Now he looks ready to battle that mean ol' Mouse King! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and GP
paper- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Rescue Ian and Ballet Anya), Inkadinkado (tree), Sassafras Lass (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink, Versamark clear, Nick Bantock vermilion lacquer and sapmoss green
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Kaiser Craft pearls
Heidi Swapp edge distressor
Ranger Stickles
EK Success silver pen
Sakura clear glaze pen
machine stitching
Copic clear Spica glitter pen
Copic multiliner pens 0.1, 0.3, 0.5
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- C3, C5, C7, C9, B69
clothes- C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, R02, R05, R08, E19, B63, B66, B69, Y15, Y17, Y19, E40, E41
skin- E00, E11, R20, BG000, E50
hair- E25, E27, E29, E59
dress- G0000, G000, G00

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

how lovely are thy branches...

Sweet Sunday morning to you, I hope it's not too hectic with the hustle and bustle of pre-holiday prep. I'm 99% sure that I've got all my Christmas shopping and what not done now... woot woot! I do still have the baking to do but other than that I'm feeling pretty good. Even the report for more snow later today isn't getting me down... I think I may be in the thrall of that good ol' Christmas spirit. ;)

So is it really a surprise that I've got yet another Christmas card to share today? I didn't think so... LOL.

The first time I saw one of these cutie Whiff of Joy, Uru and Wee images was this amazing card on Donna's blog and I thought it was one of the sweetest things ever. So when All That Scraps got some of them in stock I just had to get one to play with. Now it's not Uru and Bird like Donna used (and which I'm sure I'll get eventually) but I thought Wee and Tree was just as cute. There's just something about those giant feet and cone heads that I find utterly adorable. :)
The whole card came together pretty quickly considering I once again raided my stash and found an old My Mind's Eye frame-up that makes it look like I cross stitched a little berry border without all that work, gotta love it!
And even though it's a bit of a stretch I'm entering it into this week's Quixotic challenge to use stars... there is that one little star on top of the tree... ;)

Well I think that's all I've got for today... oh and just an FYI I won't be posting at my regular early time tomorrow since we have the BIG holiday Club Anya blog hop starting at 5 pm my time and I will have a new post then. But I hope to see a bunch of you as I hop, hop, hop and chat, chat, chat at the Club Anya PCP page tomorrow! It will be fun times indeed! :)

See ya then!
Supply list:
cardstock- cardstock warehouse and GP
My Mind's Eye die-cut frame
stamps- Whiff of Joy (Wee and Tree) Hero Arts Christmas sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink
Making Memories Mistletoe stick pin
misc ribbon
Ranger Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E11, R20
clothes- R02, R05, R08, E18, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, W3, W5, W7, W9, E40, E41
tree- E44, E47, E49, YG63, YG67, G29, Y15, Y21, Y35

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's a marshmallow world in the winter...

when the snow comes to cover the ground...

Welcome to the weekend friends... isn't it wonderful?
It is for me because I have the day off this week, yeah! I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep me busy and then tonight I'm going out to a Christmas dinner with my work peeps... fun, fun, fun!

So I made my card today with two challenges in mind... the Flutter By winter challenge and the All That Scraps snowflakes challenge. And I was really proud of myself, for once again getting a two-fer out of a card. But then I noticed that the ATS challenge has changed up its rules a bit and doesn't let you combine without being disqualified. Oops! Oh well, I really don't think I'm eligible to win anyway to I'm still entering this card into both. :)
So let's see what all I've got going on here... well, I used the adorable Swiss Pixie Gretel from CC Designs and the only altering I did was add a couple stripes to her legs so I could color in funky tights that matched the striped paper. Oh and I also heat embossed the flourishes on the striped paper with clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel for a subtle 'blowing wind' effect. The rows of quirky little trees were hand cut from a sheet of pattern paper. Nothing mind blowing or super inventive technique wise but this card just makes me smile and isn't that what we all hope our cards do?

Have a good one! :) Supply list:
cardstock- cardstock warehouse, Bazzill and GP
paper- Sassafras Lass (Winter Wonder)
stamps- CC Designs (Swiss Pixie Gretel) Gel-a-tins (Spiral Symphony)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox cream brown chalk ink, Versamark clear ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Autumn Leaves snowflake stickers
Making Memories Christmas Wordfetti sticker
Liquid Pearls
Sakura clear embossing pen
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic multiliner 0.3 pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, YR00. E51, R20
hair- E42, E43, E44, E47
clothes- G0000, G000, G00, B000, B41, B32, R02, R05, E41, E42, YG13, YG17

Friday, December 11, 2009

More than a little Miss Anya love

It's finally Friday and if that wasn't reason enough to be excited just look at this fantabulous new Miss Anya set that's being released on the 15th! This little trio absolutely stole my heart the second I laid eyes on them and when it came time to make my card for today there was no way I could choose just one... so a Valentine card set was the way to go. And even though I was making three cards, by staying within one coordinating paper collection and one basic over-all layout design these were a breeze to put together.
And I know its terrible but I can't wait to alter this cuties into some fun fairies, oh and the sitting Anya is SO going to become a mermaid... just you wait and see... LOL! ;)
I keep dreaming of the day Marie might finally surprise us with some real Miss Anya fairies and mermaids but until that day comes I will be MORE than happy with these lovelies. :)

Oh and I hope you've signed up for the big Club Anya blog hop on Monday because they are always so much fun and I can't wait to see what everyone has created for it! There is just so much amazing talent amongst my fellow Anya friends it never ceases to inspire me. :)

Now if you haven't stopped by Club Anya yet you really must go see what my fellow CADT have done with this sweet set... as always just some really beautiful creations.

Ciao for now! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper- Scenic Route (Loveland collection)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Love)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
Martha Stewart rings border punch
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft flower gems
Ranger Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
card 1-
skin- E21, E33, E37, R22
hair- W3, W5, W7, W9
clothes- G20, G82, YG93, R24, R29, RV11, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, C3, C5, C7, C9
card 2-
skin- E53, E13, R22
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- RV11, RV21, RV23, YG0000, YG00, R24, R29, E19
card 3-
skin- E00, E11, R20
hair- E51, E53, E55
clothes- RV23, RV25, RV29, RV69, G20, G82, YG93, RV11, RV21, YG0000, YG00, Y0000, Y00