Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glitterbabe Challenge 14 - Embossing

Do you love embossing?  Any kind of embossing?  Then I have the perfect challenge for you.  This week at Glitterbabe any kind of embossing goes.  Wet or dry, hand or machine.  This week's challenge is being sponsored by Helen Laurence, owner of Ellephantastic Cards And Crafts Shop!


Helen has generously offered Four images to the winner! Wow 4 awesome images!!!

Here is my card.  I used the snowflake embossing folder with my cuttlebug.  I used the Snow Day papers from Crate Paper.  Love it!!! Just remember you must add some glitter on your project.  I added stickles at the ends of the scarf.  Have fun and remember to link your card here with inlinkz at the bottom of the post.  Be sure to also check out what the rest of the Team did.  You have until Wednesday night to submit your project.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Operation Write Home: The Stamping Bazaar's First Christmas Challenge!

Whoo Hoo! The Stamping Bazaar is unveiling FOUR upcoming releases and hosting their first challenge --and it's a very special one, too:

Please see The Stamping Bazaar post for all the details.  The challenge goes on until Friday, October 8th, 11:59pm EST and of course there will be PRIZES!!

Patriotic Eagle - Soldier Pug


The Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis have been created especially for the occasion of this challenge! They will be released at the end of the challenge, and after the winners have been announced.
Grand Prize of both the Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis PLUS one (1) digi of choice from the TSB store given to one winner chosen at random,

One (1) Patriotic Eagle digi to a Honorable Mention winner chosen by Marina Neira,

One (1) Soldier Pug digi to a Honorable Mention chosen by DT Coordinator Kellie Winnell.

Want to see two MORE upcoming digi stamps: The TSB Blog has some cards made with Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie from the DTHere is my card using Hansel with Present.  Papers are from Crate Paper - Snow Day and the coloring is with Stampin' Up markers and blender!  Lots and lots of fussy cutting here.


Keep an eye on the TSB blog and Facebook page for Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie release dates!

Isn't this exciting?! Time to go and get those Christmas Challenge cards done before the challenge ends on Friday, October 8th at 11:59pm EST! Remember to check OWH's guidelines for cards you'll be sending to our heroes (which is really the point of our challenge.) And have fun!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Got Milk?

I bring to you this card that has a little humour.  I used the Marina Neira stamp from The Stamping Bazaar.  I used the Prima Paisley Road papers to create my cookies.  The holes were made from my cropadile.  I had a brown circle underneath to give an impression of chocolate chips.  It's surprising that these papers which are on the feminine side worked with my image.  Once again I used my i-rock from Imaginisce.  Coloring is with the Stampin' Up markers and waterbrush.  TFL!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

What Do You Get

When you mix a Marine Neira stamp and Prima?  Sweetness and beauty.  I have been doing a lot of boy cards lately and when The Stamping Bazaar released Susie With Pie and Nancy With Bouquet I was literally jumping up and down in my chair.  DH kind of looked at me and gave me that look that said "You're a strange girl".  I knew these 2 images would need a lot of Prima love!  I wasn't wrong.

Meet Nancy With Bouquet!
Papers used are from Prima (Annalee)
Flowers are Prima and Petaloo
Sentiment are from Hero Arts
Coloring with WaterColor Wonders from Stampin' Up

Now meet Susie With Pie

Papers are Prima (Fancy Flora)
Flowers are Prima and handmade
Leave stems and mini flowers are Prima
Gems are from Imaginisce using the I-rock
Coloring is with Watercolor Wonders from Stampin' Up

Here is the full card

And here is a side view to see that it's a standing card.  My first try at this and I just love it.
TFL!!!
PS There is some exciting news so be sure to come back!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guest DT for Better Living Through Scrapbooking

Better Living Through Scrapbooking is a new challenge blog with awesome challenges and super prizes that can be won if you participate.  The weekly challenges which are posted every Sunday really get you to think outside of the box.  You are required to use at least 2 of the 5 prompts.

This weeks challenge was all about fashion disaster.  I immediately thought of my elementary school days and the clothes our parents dressed us up in.  I had a whole lot of fun going through my pictures.  Then I stumbled on this class photo.  I was in grade 3 and I was one of the tallest girls in class and remembered I was never seated.  I used prompts 1, 2 & 5 for my page.  For more details check out Better Living Through Scrapbooking

Papers and stickers: Basic Grey “Sugar Rush”; Transparencies: Basic Grey; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers, Cosmo Cricket, My Little Shoebox; Buttons: Stampin’ Up & Basic Grey.


Here is my fashion disaster titled "Quick Call The Fashion Police!" TFL!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Stamping Bazaar and Reduced Shipping Fees

Exciting news at The Stamping Bazaar!  I have to admit I am one of those people that if the shipping fees are crazy it will change my mind on getting the item.  Marina the owner and lovely illustrator has new shipping fees and it's really affordable.  Now is the time to buy these adorable critters!!! Check out The Stamping Bazaar Store and happy shopping!

Domestic (US) Shipping Rates

1 stamp = $2.00
2 stamps = $4.00
3 stamps = $6.00
4 stamps = $8.00
5 stamps = $10.00

International Shipping Rates

1 stamp = $3.00
2 stamps = $6.00
3 stamps = $9.00
4 stamps = $12.00
5 stamps = $15.00

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Basic Grey Challenge and DT Openings

The challenge over at Basic Grey Challenge is paper piecing.  Instead of coloring your stamp with pencils, markers and watercolors you use a patterned paper.  You stamp the image on patterned paper and cut it out.  I completely colored my stamp with paper piecing.  As well as having this awesome challenge there is a DT call.  If you love Basic Grey this is for me.  Many people know I just LOVE Basic Grey and have since I started scrapbooking in 2008.  Oh I almost forgot there is a $25 gift voucher for Simon Says Stamp for the winner!!!

My card is done with only Basic Grey papers.  The lovely Olivia line and the adorable stamp is Anya from The Greeting Farm.  I used the Cherry Blossom Branches from Prima and the gems are attached using my i-rock from Imaginisce.  TFL!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Creative Inspirations

Is looking for 2 new DT members! Could that be you?  I am entering and since it is an Autumn Colors theme I decided to use the colors I love most on trees during Autumn.  I love the rich yellow, orange and red colors.  Here is the link for Creative Inspirations.  You have until Sept.22 to enter.  Good luck!

I used the Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl! HEHE perfect for my fashion card.  Prima flowers and gems.  The swirl is a mix of alcohol inks and Paint Dabber from Ranger.  The coloring is with Stampin' Up markers and a watercolor brush.  TFL!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amelia & My Mind's Eye So Sophie

Once again I have a few contests to enter.  If anyone knows how to keep up with all the contests out there please tell me.  Keeping an agenda is a start but you have to constantly update it.  It's harder than it sounds. 

Ok this lovely stamp is from The Greeting Farm.  It will be entered for their friday contest for Rules of 3.  This was quite a challenge as usually I just keep adding until I am satisfied..  I am also entering for the weekly sketches at Friday Sketchers.

I used Stampin' Up Markers with blender to color Amelia.  The gorgeous papers are My Mind's Eye So Sophie.  Their paper is just amazing for distressing.  Jazzed it up with some gems and my i-rock from Imaginisce.  TFL!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Digi Preview And Giveaway - Susie With Pie

There are more rubber stamps coming to The Stamping Bazaar in just a few weeks, and this girl will be one of them, but in the meantime she's being released today in digi! Let me introduce you to...

Susie With Pie
The name of this design is "Susie with Pie" and it will be available today, September 7th at 12:00am EST. You have time to post a comment on The Stamping Bazaar blog post for a chance to win Susie!

YOU MUST COMMENT BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th EST 11:59PM (Eastern Standard Time) NO EXCEPTIONS



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fairy Dust Tilda

I am in love with this stamp.  First it's an excuse to use my glitter and another to make a girly girl card.  I have been making boyish ones of late so I am one happy camper.  This card has lots of yummy papers.  There is SEI, Magnolia , My Little Bicycle.  And they all match!!! Now how often does that happen? The garnishes are Chandelier Garland from Magnolia, Prima flowers & ribbon, Making Memories love note pins.  I used the glitter from Stampin' Up.  I also used my i-rock which finally arrived.  SWEET! It works and the gems are shiny.

My card "Make A Wish" is being entered for the monthly challenge over at CLP Challenge Blog, and the Distress It challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, and Anything Goes at Your Next Stamp Challenges, and Say It With Flowers at The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Blog, Make It Sparkle at Wild Orchid and last Flowers at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings.
Here is Fairy Dust Tilda! TFL!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last Day for The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop!

This is the last day of The Stamping Bazaar's first blog hop.  It's been so much fun and I have loved all the comments!

Marina Neira is the owner and artist for The Stamping Bazaar. The Stamping Bazaar is hosting it's first Blog Hop! It's a 3 day hop and we are on the last day starting on Sept.3 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. It will finish on Sept. 3. Each digi will go live at midnight Eastern Standard Time.


All Marvin digis will be going on sale on Saturday, September 4th, at 12:00am EST. At the TSB blog, we will be giving away that day's featured digi to one (1) winner. There will be a giveaway each day. You must comment on the TSB blog to win, comments on all three TSB blog posts will close on Saturday, Sept.4 at 12:00am EST. There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to ONE Facebook fan chosen at random.

Here is the Blog Hop List so just in case you didn't come from Stephanne's Blog. If you did then you are on the right track.

This is the order of the Blogs you will be visiting.

Barbara Sproat
Emma & Susan (shared blog - please note each will have their own post)
Kellie Winnell
Kristen
Kylie Kueter
Marley Van Der Heijden
Penni Vickers
Peta DeViscentis
Piali Biswas
Stephanne
Tina Guigui (Me)
Tori Wild
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

Be sure to follow the order and see what each DT has created. Be sure to leave some love along the way. There is amazing talent :D

Today on the Blog Hop we are introducing Marvin Trick or Treat! He is so adorable waiting for his bag of goodies to be filled and he is right in time to use for Halloween. I used Stampin' UP markers with a blender to color him. The pattern papers are from Fancy Pants.  I made the candies using my Slice with the Spellbound cartridge.  I used a fine pen to add some lines.

Meet Marvin Trick or Treat!
Now onto the next blog hop: Tori Wild! Happy Blog Hopping!!!

Magnolia & Mists

I think I will start buying ribbons and embellishments in ivory or white.  Lately I have been using mists so that I can have the right color.  I have also been making my own using just a pinch of perfect pearls, one stopper of distress ink refills and water.  The mixture is endless and I just love the colors I am creating. 

For the most part I colored the Magnolia stamp "Tilda Picking Lilacs" with derwitt color pencils however I wasn't happy with the dress so I went over with a Stampin' Up marker.  The beautiful background paper is Prima and flowers are Prima.  I used stickles on the flowers and on the stamp flowers.  Sorry but the pearls are unknown as it was in my stash.
TFL! :D

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Are You Ready For Day Two of Blog Hopping With The Stamping Bazaar?

Marina Neira is the owner and artist for The Stamping Bazaar. The Stamping Bazaar is hosting it's first Blog Hop! It's a 3 day hop and we are on Day 2 starting on Sept.2 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. It will finish on Sept. 3. Each digi will go live at midnight Eastern Standard Time.


All Marvin digis will be going on sale on Saturday, September 4th, at 12:00am EST. At the TSB blog, we will be giving away that day's featured digi to one (1) winner. There will be a giveaway each day. You must comment on the TSB blog to win, comments on all three TSB blog posts will close on Saturday, Sept.4 at 12:00am EST. There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to ONE Facebook fan chosen at random.

Here is the Blog Hop List so just in case you didn't come from Stephanne's Blog. If you did then you are on the right track.

This is the order of the Blogs you will be visiting.

Barbara Sproat
Emma & Susan (shared blog - please note each will have their own post)
Kellie Winnell
Kristen
Kylie Kueter
Marley Van Der Heijden
Penni Vickers
Peta DeViscentis
Piali Biswas
Stephanne
Tina Guigui (Me)
Tori Wild
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

Be sure to follow the order and see what each DT has created. Be sure to leave some love along the way. I can't get over all this amazing talent on one DT. :D

Today on the Blog Hop we are introducing Marvin With Candy Apple! He is just getting cuter with each image and right in time to use for Halloween. I used Stampin' UP markers with a blender to color him.  The pattern papers are from Basic Grey - Eerie. Ribbon is from Stampin' Up.  My friendly ghost in the background is from My Slice using the spellbound cartridge.  So without further ado here is Marvin With Candy Apple!!!
 Now onto the next blog hop: Tori Wild! Happy Blog Hopping!!!

Yeah You Made It To The Stamping Bazaar's First Blog Hop! Day One!

I am so excited.  Marina Neira is the owner and artist for The Stamping BazaarThe Stamping Bazaar is hosting it's first Blog Hop!  It's a 3 day hop starting on Sept.1 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.  And it will finish on Sept. 3.  Each digi will go live at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

All Marvin digis will be going on sale on Saturday, September 4th, at 12:00am EST.  At the TSB blog, we will be giving away that day's featured digi to one (1) winner. There will be a giveaway each day. You must comment on the TSB blog to win, comments on all three TSB blog posts will close on Saturday, Sept.4 at 12:00am EST.  There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to ONE Facebook fan chosen at random.

Here is the Blog Hop List so just in case you didn't come from Stephanne's Blog.  If you did then you are on the right track. 
This is the order of the Blogs you will be visiting.
Barbara Sproat
Emma & Susan (shared blog - please note each will have their own post)
Kellie Winnell
Kristen
Kylie Kueter
Marley Van Der Heijden
Penni Vickers
Peta DeViscentis
Piali Biswas
Stephanne
Tina Guigui
Tori Wild
The Stamping Bazaar Blog

Be sure to follow the order and see what each DT has created.  Be sure to leave some love along the way.  I can't get over all this amazing talent on one DT. :D

We are starting off the Blog Hop with Marvin The Bat! He is just the cutest bat and right in time to use for Halloween.  I used Stampin' UP markers with a blender to color him.  I used the Cosmo Cricket - Haunted PP's and there is lots of distressing here.  Here is Marvin The Bat. 

Now onto the next blog hop: Tori Wild!  Happy Blog Hopping!!!