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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! If you don't celebrate, have a great Thursday! I'm on the road and hoping that I finished setting up this mobile thing correctly. the new challenge at little miss muffett is thanks. I have a project that I was not able to finish that will, hopefully, wind up as awesome as I want it to be. Guess which little miss muffett stamp I am using for my project; when I return on saturday, I will pick 1 of the guesses as a winner to get the stamp and some goodies! leave a comment! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seen Any Good Movies?

So, I really want to see the new Muppet movie, but I'm scared it won't be as good as the old ones. And even though I didn't read Breaking Dawn, I want to see it, too. I did see Immortals in 3D and loved it! Granted, I'm a bloody action kind of chick; I love awesome fights in movies!  Hugo? Puss in Boots? Happy Feet Two? Arthur Christmas? In Time? Have you seen any of these? (Yes, I love kids' movies, too...)

Well, as it is Wednesday,  I have a new sketch from The Outlawz to share with you.

Here is my card using a seriously cute digi from Tiddly Inks:

I'd love for you to join us in the Sketch Challenge - or any of the challenges at The Outlawz, really. We have a new challenge that Sandi and Anne started; they're giving digis that they've drawn to folks who create projects with their stamps... They do great work! And who could ever have too many digis?

Challenges: Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

C'mon Black Friday!

Really, I'm excited about Black Friday. I usually go shopping with my mom in the wee hours of the morning; lately, though, we haven't found any deals worth getting up at 3 a.m. for. BUT, this year I'm excited because this darn Kohl's commercial will stop playing! I LOVE Kohl's! I mean, I've made MVC status in one trip before, but this Black Friday commercial is driving me insane and seems to come on every break... (I hope Rebecca Black got paid a grip for this. I had never seen her video for Friday until a minute ago.)

And just since I want to act mad about things... I ordered some Copic refills from Two Peas during the sale a couple of weekends ago. They've been floating around Atlanta since last Thursday and finally showed up at my house today. Let me show you some ridiculous nonsense...

Eight little bottles of refills in a 12x12x3 box??  I like Two Peas, but the shipping cost on these refills that take up less than an eighth of the box seems a bit crazy to me...

On a sweeter note, since I know that no one comes here just to read my rambling, here are a couple of cards I made for the June/July issue of Ready, Set, Create:

Heather Ellis digi + altered sentiment from TLC Creations

Best Friends digi from Whimsy and Stars Studio

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff sentiment with Cowboy Tobie from Some Odd Girl and digi paper from Peppermint Creative
The new issue is only a few days away!

Oh, Guylou's Inimitability is having a blog hop on Dec 3. It's only one day, so mark your calendar! There will be goodies all around!

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Releases

This week's new releases from Little Miss Muffet Stamps include a cute (?) snake, a fish and his bowl, and two lovely ladies. Here is Hope; she looks like she could be one of my friends with her awesome idea for taking off some pounds!

The sentiment is a freebie from Paper Makeup Stamps. A big thank you  to the ladies at Feline Playful and at Pals Paper Arts for helping with a sketch to get this card finished! I was cutting shapes and moving them around for a while before I decided to see if I could find a sketch. (smart, right??) :D

Check out the blog to see what the rest of the team came up with this week! These ladies come up with awesome stuff every week!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wreath Challenge at GI!

The new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability is to use a wreath on your card. I used one of the new wreath images from GI to make a super simple CAS holiday card!

I went with non-traditional colors because I always love seeing wreaths in the store that aren't just green. I might go back and put some more glitter on this... (Love those atyou Spica pens!) My sentiment isn't quite as light as it looks in the picture; I put some glitter on it which didn't help it photo well...

If you want to join in the last GI challenge for 2011, please post your project on the blog before 10 p.m EST on December 1. The team has some awesome projects for this challenge! I just checked them out and can't wait to go visit their blogs!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Woohoo! Two more Christmas cards down! The first I made just because I saw this cute sheet in DCWV's Doodlin' Around stack and knew it would make for an easy, fun card...

That's Bright Lights Kaylee from Some Odd Girl getting her tree-trimming on! This card was really simple since all I had to do was color and cut out Kaylee and stamp a sentiment!

Challenges: Creative Craft Challenges - Minimalistic, Digital Tuesday Challenge - Christmas Time, Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes + a Digi

My second card is for this week's sketch at The Outlawz. Here is the sketch:
I used some paper (American Crafts + Dear Lizzy), a stamp and a snowflake sticker that were all on clearance back in the spring. I recently got some vellum, and this is pretty much the first time I've used it. After watching Kathy at The Daily Marker with all her vellum tricks, I went ahead and stamped and embossed my sentiment. The dew drop things I got from the awesome Piali last year with some Christmas goodies she gave away on her blog. Thanks again!

Challenges: Oldie But a Goodie - Let it Snow, Shopping Our Stash - Never Been Inked (sentiment)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Doors + Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

Have you ever actually looked at your doors? I don't think I pay much attention to them other than to clean seriously obvious smudges. I had to look to try to find a door that could get some decent light while not showcasing the need for a new coat of paint... :D And why was I looking so hard for this door, you ask? Well, for the new challenge at Little Miss Muffet!

The new challenge is to create something simple and add a charm. I made a door hanger to let someone's kids (not mine; they're still eggs) know that Mommy is having "me time."

The stamp is Sarah, a digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps; she was a new release last week. The charm was sent to me by my wonderful buddy Flatback Pearl aka Theresa. It is a little book that has"ABC" engraved on it. Thanks, Theresa!

I hope to see you in the challenge! It's an easy one this time! :D

Challenges: The Paper Variety - Family,Creative Craft Challenge - Minimalist, Crafty Cardmakers - Pink, Brown, Cream, Cupcake Craft Challenges - Textalicious, Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Charm

Monday, November 7, 2011

Marker Winner!

Hey all! I hope you had a great weekend, and if you're in the US, that Daylight Savings Time is being good to you! The winner of my set of Marvy Uchida  Le Plume Permanent Markers is...

Naomi, I know you're on The Outlawz, so I'm going to send you a message there in order to get your address.

Thanks to all of you who entered!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Now, I know some of you don't "do" Halloween, but, I love it! (Free chocolate, awesome makeup, costumes!) This, however, is not a Halloween post. It is a treat, though!

A few weeks ago I won some of the new Marvy Uchida Le Plume Permanent Markers. (They're kind of like Copics - brush tip, alcohol-based ink, made in Japan.) Well, there was some sort of mix up, and I ended up with two sets of 24 markers! I called over and over until I got to speak with someone, and she told me that I could do whatever I wanted with the second set. SO... I'm going to give them to one of you! Having said that, please note that you will not get to pick which colors you want; I can only give away what I have. There are a bunch of pinks as I was lacking in that area with my Copics. Maybe I'll type the list after work tonight... Maybe...

If you're one of my followers and are interested in picking up this set, please put your name in the Mr. Linky list below.  I'll let pick a winner next Monday, Nov 7. Good luck!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Turkey Challenge!

The new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability is to make a Thank You or Thanksgiving card with a turkey on it! If you want to play along, you don't have to use a GI stamp, but she does have a couple of freebies floating around. There's also a $10 prize and a Guest DT spot up for grabs! Post your project over on the blog before 10 p.m. EST on Nov. 17 for your chance to win!

**Um... I should have used the same card I made for the last challenge because it worked perfectly. This week's card was so hard since I was trying not to use the same image again this week. I had to make myself not put "Thanks for everything, you ol' turkey" as the sentiment... :D By the way, the turkey is a Dover image that I printed on the Shrinky Dinks you can use in your printer.

Challenges: Freshly Brewed Challenges - Anything Goes, Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Digi, My Mums Craft Shop - With Thanks, Inky Impressions - Photo Inspiration

New Releases at Little Miss Muffet!

Yesterday Little Miss Muffet Stamps released two new images, Sparks and Sarah. Today there are another two new stamps - another Hatter and Chloe! That's Chloe in the uplifting (ha!) card above...

If you're interested in picking up any of the new stamps - or some of the older ones - now's the time to pick them up! Barbara won't be able to send any stamp orders until Sunday night. To make up for the wait, she's giving everyone who orders $10 or more a free stamp! Just include which stamp you want as the freebie in the comments section of your order.

Oh! The Clouds challenge is still going! You have a few more days to get your projects in on the challenge blog!

Challenges: Sarah Hurley - Use More Than Two Images, Freshly Brewed Challenges - Anything Goes, Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Digi, Forever Friends - Something Old, Something New (old balloon clear stamps, new digi stamp)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rinne Has Candy + TO Sketch!

My blog buddy Rinne has been cleaning her craft area and has a big heap of awesomeness that she's planning to give away! Her candy is open until Dec 20 or 175 followers. You want to be in on this one!

Okay, today happens to be Wednesday and time for a new sketch challenge at The Outlawz!

I used Nurse Anya from The Greeting Farm, DCWV's Super Stack 7, and some Copic-colored flowers from I Am Roses.

I normally crop tight, but I didn't want you all to miss that fall action in the background...

This image has been in my bag of colored images since I started with Copics last year. I did add a little extra shading; when I originally colored her I only had that one blue and darkened the shadow by going over it a few times with that one color. This card came together pretty quickly - after the mad dash to find paper and a mini glue gun burn! That is Ice Stickles on the flowers, Distress Ink on the circle, and trim from Wrights.

I hope to see you at The Outlawz! Remember, we have a different challenge EVERY day! You're sure to find one or two or seven that you want to get in on!
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