Saturday, October 31, 2009

DZ Doodles New Release Day!!!

It's new release day at DZ Doodles and Diane has come up with more fabulous images. Hurry over to DZ Doodles to see the rest of DT creations and get your images!

I got to work with this cute penguin, I have to admit I had trouble figuring out just where to color black so hubby helped. I think he turned out good, papers are from Basic Grey. I distressed edges of penguin image and blue background is colored using copic also.

Also be ready as I making several samples for new releases on November 1st from KLM Digital Designs and Squigglefly. Don't forget we are having a blog hop at The Stamping Boutique next weekend too, look for more details soon!

Papers: Basic Grey
Copics: R59/R27/Y17/C1/B00/100/blender
Image: DZ Doodles
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Thanksgiving Day Challenge

Today in the VCD group on PaperCraft Planet there is a Thanksgiving challenge. Here it is: I know that Halloween is just around the corner- but it's time to think ahead to Thanksgiving....Harvest....Fall cards! Let's see your Thanksgiving/Harvest/Fall cards!

Once again I went digital in paint and made this cute turkey invite, the poem is from my Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card. Come join the challenge and see the other wonderful creations by the DT.

VC Stamp Challanges #23- A sketch

Another Thursday bring us another challenge at VC Stamp Challenges and this week is a sketch using no layers. Now normally I would have trouble with this, but since my home computer has shot craps and I have to work off this laptop with no card reader I decided to make a digital card using paint. So what do you think?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Project Christy featured on Victoria Case Designs

I was so excited and honored to be one of the October guest designers for Victoria Case Designs and am so sad to see my time ending. I was super excited when Victoria allowed me to do a project ans feature it on her blog here. Since I have boys, I decided to make these cute little treat sacks using sports images from VCD. These would make great party favor bags, treat sacks for school parties, etc. So what are you waiting for, I would love to see what cuties you come up with.

1- 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock & 1- 8.5 x 11 strip of patterned paper
Victoria Case Digital Image
(used: Soccer, Playing Ball, Baseball)
Ribbons and embellishments
Crop-a-dile or hole punch
Chestnut Roan & CTMH Black Ink

Score your 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock on the long side (11”) at 3, 5, 8, 10, & 11 and then rotate and score shorter side (8.5”) at 2.

Cut out a small piece as shown above to make easier for folding. Place adhesive on pieces as indicated above-note adhesive for middle flap will go on inside. Before assembling I added my strip of patterned paper, colored my image, and decorated outside of bag. Assemble your box and then add your ribbon. For soccer/baseball bags I slightly creased sides of bag and then punched holes with my Crop-a-dile to run my ribbon through, for basket ball bag I just punched hole and added my ribbon securing with brads.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A color challenge.....

I finally got to make a card for Stef's aswesome color challenges over in the SNR Squigglefly group. Stef challenged us to use fall colors yellow/gold, orange, and green. So I grabbed this wonderful Pilgrim Bear Shy Bear image by Lynne Stansbery and colored him up with my copics. Papers are from a Creative Memories kit I got at a crop I went to this weekend and yellow patterned is from DCWV stack. Come join the challenge for your chance to win the gold star!

Papers: Creative memories, DCWV
Inks: CTMH Autumn Terracotta, Cat's Eyes-amber clay, dark brown, evergreen
Images:Pilgrim Bear, sentiment-CTMH Thank You set
Sketch: CTMH Wishes book
Copics: C7/C5/B00/CG93/G99/R20/R59/R27/Y17/YR07/YR04/E08/E21/E37/E33

Squigglefly Challenge # 25

Monday brings another fantastic challenge over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to make a gate fold card, which I had never done before but how super easy (you can get directions on Splitcoast Stampers). I chose to use the sweet stamp Pop and the Kids by Crissy Armstrong, you can get it here. I also finished the inside of my card using the distressed striped Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Paper: cs-CTMH desert sand, pp-DCWV
Ink: CTMH desert sand
Image: Pop and the Kids
Copics: E37/E35/E33/E21/R20/C1/100/blender
Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug embossing folder-distressed stripes

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DZ Doodles Color Challenge!!!

DZ Doodles has started a new weekly color challenge and for our first one we were to use orange and black. How easy it that! I chose to use this free image called Jack the cat for my card, papers are from an older DCWV stack, and copics for coloring of course. Since I am at a crop, I will add rest of details later! Hurry over and enter the challenge it ends on 11/1 and winner will be chose on 11/2.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

VC Stamp Challenges #22- Fall Colors all Around Us

Thursday brings us another VC Stamp Challenge and this week is a color challenge- use dark brown, red, and ivory. For my card I used the adorable rubber squirrel stamp, I used a tiny leave stamp from Studio G to add to my paper. You can't see but I popped up my acorn too! Come join the challenge, remember someone will be selected as a Guest Designer.

Paper: pp-DCWV, cs- stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image: Squirrel, sentiment- Studio G letters, leaves-Studio G
Copics: E29/E33/E35/E37/E47/blender
Miscellaneous: ribbon

New Release Day at Victoria Case Designs!

It's another new digi release day at Victoria Case Designs and you are not gonna want to miss these cuties! There is the cutest lil' Franky image that I have to have, what am I saying I will have to have them all-LOL!!!

As VCD Guest Designer for October, I got to play with a couple of these cuties early. Here are my cards using turkey and Hildy the witch- adorable right? For my turkey card, I decidd to add some dimension to his eyee with glossy accents. For Hildy card, I used a punched scalloped circle to make my clouds.

Turkey Card
Paper: pp-DCWV, cs-CTMH, stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image:VCD Turkey, sentiment-Autumn Leaves
Copics: Y08/Y17/YR04/YR07/R29/R27/R59/G99/G17/YG67/E37/E35/E33/C1/Blender
Miscellaneous" glossy accents, ribbon

Hildy Card
Paper:pp-DCWV, cs-CTMH/stash
Ink: CTMH black
Image: :VCD Hildy, sentiment-Autumn Leaves
Copics: E21/E51/E00/E33/E35/E37/BV20/V17/V09/R20/Y17/C1/C3/C5/100/Blender
Miscellaneous: scalloped punch, gliiter, quickie glue pen, ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mini release from VCD 10/18

Another fun mini release 10/18 from Victoria Case Designs. One is hot, hot, hot and the other is super cute!

For my card I used this rough & rugged soccer player, he reminds me of my little Lucas. I just love the dirt on his face and uniform and band-aid on the knee. He is a bruiser and plays full throttle like this little cutie!

Paper: stash
Inks: Chestnut Roan
Image: All Star sentiment-The Paper Company Baseball set
Copics: EOO/E51/E21/R20/blender
Miscellaneous: white gel pen

Friday, October 16, 2009

Squigglefly Final Day of Sneak Peaks!!!!

Today is last day of the sneak peeks of Squigglefly's newest images! Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs to see lots of peeks of what's new! I got this super cute elf to play with, adorable right? I just love his little smirk and I want to put something cute on inside like " Bad Day....need something clever to go along with it-any suggestions? I added dimension by layering him up several times.

Hurry it's not to late to find the button! Somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this

Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to
Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

Papers: Basic Grey
Ink: Chestnut Roan
Image: Squigglefly, sentiment- Studio G
Copics: Y17/Y08/YG67/G21/BG93/B24/R20/R29/R59/E00/E21/E51/E33/E37
Miscellaneous:white gel pen, glitter, bling

Thursday, October 15, 2009

VC Challenge # 20-A sketch

It's time for another challenge over at VC Stamp challenges and Jana has created a fun, simple sketch to work. I used the new image Fabiana on my card and once again used lots of pink as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Winner of this challenge will get to be a guest designer for following week and 3 people will be selected as Top 3 and will get a super cute badge for your blog!

Victoria Case Designs is also sponsoring the challenge this week at Copic Buzz Group on PCP. She is so generous to give Fabiana as a freebie with the challenge. One winner will be randomly selected to win 5 free images from Victoria- WOOOOOW!!!

What are you waiting for go grab freebie and enter both challenges for your chance to win! Also remember VCD just had a new release yesterday, so hurry over to the VCD shop to get yours soon!

Papers: polka dots-Doodlebug Designs, CTMH-ponderosa pine, Pinks-Bazzill
Image:VCD shop
Copics: BG10/BG01/B00/RV23/RV42//R20/R32/G21/Y17/YG67/G99/E37/E33/E00/E21/E51/YR00/blender

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

KLM Cupcake Card

Here is another card that I did awhile back and forgot to post. This card is made using the Cupcake Wishes Circle Sentiment. I added some pink glitter to cupcake to make it look extra yummy!

Paper: Butterflies & Blossoms stacks-DCWV, CS-stash
Ink: Cat's Eye- Rouge
Image:Cupcake Wishes Circle Sentiment
Sketch: Caardvarks
Copics: C3/C1/R27/R29/blender
Miscellaneous: ribbon, glitter, bling-Studio 18, pop dots, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

My 1st MO Card!!!

Here is a card I made awhile back using my 1st MO image. This image called Mary Tapping was a freebie for reaching 200 members in her group. What a fun one!

Papers:CTMH moonstruck
Inks:CTMH moonstruck
Images: Mary Tapping, sentiment-Studio G
Copics: E02/E21/E00/E33/E35/E37/R20/B24/B23/B32/B39/C7/C1/100/blender
Sketch: Taylored Expressions
Miscellaneous: ribbon, scalloped punch

Cute Baseball Card

This image is another cutie from Tracey over at The Stamping Boutique. When I saw this one I had to have it as both my boys are ball players.

Papers: stash
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Image: Tee Stamping Boutique, sentiment-The Paper Company

Squigglefly Sneak Peeks of New Releases!

Are you ready for today? Today is day one of the sneak peeks(mine will be up a little later) of Squigglefly's newest images! We have two new artists who have joined the Squigglefly team this month! We are super pleased to introduce Cheryl Alger and Eline Pelinkhoff. Both of these ladies are extremely talented and we know you're going to love their images as much as we do!

Our other artists have been working hard to bring you images that will certainly spark your creativity too. The images you see over the next few days will be available for purchase on October 17th. Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs the next few days to see lots of peeks of what's new!

Now for the fun part! Somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this

Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to
Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

Victoria Case New Release Day!!!!

It's NEW RELEASE day at Victoria Case Designs. Once again Victoria has outdone herself with some super cute images. Hurry over to the store to get your own and check out the VC Blog for some wonderful cards made using these images!

I got the pleasure of working with lil' ball player, isn't he adorable? I used this cool basketball paper that I had in my stash, which was perfect to also create my basketball from.

Paper:pp- Basketball words-Sandy Lion, embossed basketball paper-The Paper Company
Inks: CTMH black
Image: Victoria Case Designs, All Star sentiment-The Paper Company Baseball set
Copics: EOO/E51/E21/R20/YR04/YR07/E33/E35/E37/C1/100/blender
Miscellaneous: white gel pen

Monday, October 12, 2009

Victoria Case Card

HEre is a super quick card I made using an image from Victoria Case Designs. I paper pieced her outfit and then drew the flowers back on pants using a white gel pen. I then added blind to centers of flowers. Sketch is from the CTMH wishes book.

Ink: CTMH black
Image:Victoria Case Designs, sentiment-Stampendous
Miscellaneous: Copics, glitter, bling
Sketch-CTMH wished book

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More DZ Doodles Cards

Here are a couple more cuties that I made using DZ Doodles. Aren't these cute images? What are you waiting for, hurry over to DZ Doodles to get these cuties for yourself!


Card #1:
Paper: CTMH, white embossed-DCWV
Ink:CTMH Dutch Blue
Images: DZ Doodles
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Sketch-CTMH Wishes

Card #2:
Paper: CS-stash, PP-Basic Grey
Ink:CTMH Cocoa
Images: DZ Doodles, sentiment-Studio G 33
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18
Copics: RV29/R27/R21/E37/E35/E33/E21/C1/blender
Sketch-CTMH Wishes

Saturday, October 10, 2009

DZ Doodles New releases today!

Today is new release day at DZ Doodles and are you going to love them. I got these 2 great images to play with, make sure to check out other DT ladies sited to sse thier beautiful creations.


Card #1:
Paper: CS-CTMH vineyard berry/ponderosa pine, PP- Basic Grey Red Ryder
Ink: CTMH cocoa/vineyard berry, Cat's Eyes-Deep Green/Yellow Ochre
Image: DZ Doodles, sentiment-Studio G Series 33
Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug embossing folder, bling-Studio 18

Card #2:
Paper: CS-stash, PP- Basic Grey
Ink: CTMH moonstruck
Image: DZ Doodles, sentiment/CTMH Be Happy
Miscellaneous:Cuttlebug embossing folder, scalloped punch

Friday, October 9, 2009

Project Christy: VCD Chminey Santa Clipboard

Here is a project I made using the new Chimney santa image from
Victoria Case Designs. I was super excited when Victoria asked me to make a tutorial to feature on her blog, so here it is! Also I noticed I had forgot to add his buttons before taking picture so those were added after and I decided I liked his gloves better colored black so I changed that too!

1 clipboard (mine measures 11.25 x 9)
1 sheet 12 x12 paper (I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Balsam)
White cardstock- 1 piece 4 ½ x 5 ¾ and scrap piece for extra holly leaves
Chimney Santa VC digital image (5 x 7)

Copics- I used the following colors:
RV29/R27/R59 for Santa suit
EOO/E21/E51 for skin
G99/G21/YG67 for holly leaves
Y71 for belt buckle
R20 for cheeks
100 for gloves, belt, and outlining
C1 & C3 for all hair and outlining white pieces on suit/hat
E33 for banner & chimney
(I also used R59 & C3 for bricks on chimney)
Ribbon, white glitter, 3 grey buttons, and bling for berries
Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye
QuicKutz Dear Santa embossing folder

Cut your paper to fit your clipboard, in order to cover entire clipboard I had to cut 3 pieces. My main piece is 11 ¼ x 9 and I cut to smaller pieces 2 x 2 7/16, then I rounded bottom corners of main piece and outside corners of smaller pieces. Run your white cardstock in embossing folder through the Cuttlebug and then did same thing with a small scrap piece . Tear edges of Dear Santa piece and distress with ink. Color extra holly leaves and cut out.

I had to attach to smaller pieces like this and then attach other piece.

Color Chimney Santa image and cut out, add glitter to all white parts of Santa suit and hat, add little dots to his cheeks with white gel pen. Add buttons on buttons of image and bling to berries on Dear Santa piece. Attach Dear Santa list and Chimney Santa image to clipboard. Cut ribbon strips and tie to top of clipboard.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

VCD Challenge #20-A Color Challenge

This week over at VC Challenge Blog was a color challenge- black, white, and a splash of color. Well my card I am calling "I am a SURVIVOR" ansd has a huge splash of PINK in honor of Breast Cacner Awareness Month. There is a very special friend in my life that is a 21 year breast cancer survivor and tomorrow night we are hosting a "Bunco for Boobies" to help raise money for breast cancer. So Sue this card is for you girl because "YOU ROCK and YOU ARE A SURVIVOR!!!"

Paper: embossed-DCWV, CS-stash
Inks: CTMH blush, Copics-RV21/RV23/R20/R10/E21/E33/E35/E37E51/E00/100
Image: Victoria-Case Erin, sentiment-computer generated
MIscellaneous: ribbon, survivor applique-Joann's, bling

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Squigglefly News- Mark your calendars!

October 17th Release Party
The October 17th release is going to be...and there's no better word...HUGE!

We have two new artists that you're going to LOVE, as well as new images from Crissy, Nina, Tracey, and Lynne! The DT will be getting some new toys soon, so check their blogs in a few days for some sneak peeks!

And in usual Squigglefly fashion, what's a release without some blog hoppin fun and prizes? We'll be giving all the details soon, but this will be our biggest release to date! We are so excited for everyone to be a part of it.

Squigglefly Takin' This Show on the Road!

Squigglefly will be doing an on-site digital stamping class and demonstration at Scrastampin in Cabot, Arkansas this Saturday at 11 a.m. If you're in the area, we'd LOVE to meet you! Stop on by and say hello :)

1604 Pine Street
Cabot, AR 72023-7043

Squigglefly Challenge #22 & Prize

Monday brought us another Squigglefly Challenge and this time Rhonda challenged us to use pink and blue on a card. Well those colors make me think BABY so what better image to use than one of new Shy Bears called New Little Bear.

We would like to see more participation in the SF challenges-so Rhonda is going to try this: She will personally pick a random winner on the 17th, out of the names who link to Mr. Linky for this weeks challenge. The winner will receive their choice of two new images from her!!
Why the 17th? Well, that is because that is when the next new release will be! You will want to make sure to check out the SF site that day, as there are 2 new artists, and loads of new images to be released!!!

Paper: Pink-Basic Grey, Embossed- DCWV
Ink: CTMH blush
Image: New Little Bear, sentiment-Studio G
Challenge:Squigglefly Challenge
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18 (only $1 package at Michael's)
Copics: BG01/YR07/YR02/YR04/Y17/Y00/Y02/YG67/Y35/E35/E33/E20/R29/R27/C1/100/blender

Sunday, October 4, 2009

SSC # 52 and the Copic Buzz Challenge

Sunday brings another sketch challenge over at C4E with a new twist. This week we were to use sketch plus a punch and a knot or bow. My image is once again one of those adorable Shy bears from Squigglefly. I cut the image/leaves out and and mounted on another image to give dimension (it's hard to tell in pic). Everything is colored with copics, here are ones is used:

Sky:BG01 or B00 (can't remember)
Pumpkin: YR07/YR02/YR04/Y17/E35/R29
Basket: YE35/E33

Head on over and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous designs and to join the challenge.

Paper: MME, Breezy Designs
Ink: Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan
Image: Squigglefly Shy Bear
Sketch: C4E
Challenge: Copic Buzz on PCP
Miscellaneous: Copics, ribbon, sticker sentiment, scalloped circle punch, pop dots

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge & The Stamping Boutique

Here is a card I made for the new release party at SNR TSB group last night. Be sure to head over to The Stamping Boutique to check out all the new images from Tracey.

I used Basic Grey papers and colored this cute little girl with my new copics, sketch is from challenge at Friday Sketchers.

I will be back with a list of supplies later, heading to take my lil' guy to Chucky Cheese since his 5th b-day was Wednesday.

Paper: Basic Grey
Inks: Cat's Eyes-lipstick red/olive pastel
Images: The Stamping Boutique, sentiment-Studio G Series 33
Sketch: Friday Sketchers
Copics: G99/G21/YG67/BG93/RV29/R27/R20/E37/E35/E33/E00/E21/E02/C1/blender
Miscellaneous: ribbon, bling-Studio 18

Stamps & Smiles Blog Hop next week!

Stamps and smiles will be having a blog hpo next week. SAS Blog Hop will start on Friday night, October 9th at 8 pm - 9:30 pm CST. Feel free to grab the Blog Hop banner and place it on your blog - one lucky winner will win a FREE stamp set of their choice from the Fall/Winter release. Don't forget to sign your name with Mr. Linky on SAS so they can easily find you. Play along with Blog Hop and one lucky participant will win the entire stamp release.

Samples for the NEW Fall/Winter stamp release will start on Monday, October 5th - Friday, October 9th, they will have a full week of samples, challenges and giveaways!! SAS warmly invite you to play along, feel free to use your favorite stamps and supplies!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Stamping Boutique New Release Party at SNR!

Don't forget tonight in the new release party over at SNR Card Universe TSB group. Tracey will be revealing a new artist tonight, come on out and play!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

VCD Challenge #19-Sketch Challenge

I am super excited to announce that I have been chosen as October Guest Designer for Victoria Case Designs. So here is my 1st card for the challenge this week over at VC Challenges. I used the Wish Upon a Star image and colored her with my new copics, papers are Basic Grey.

Come join the challenge, here are details:

1. Victoria Case image is required. If you don't have one, there have been some great freebies available from Victoria Case. FREEBIES are available by email request.

2. Entry deadline is by Noon PST on Wednesday. If you do not have a blog, feel free to upload a link to a gallery at PCP, SCS or SNR-CU (when uploading to online gallery, please tag photos with VCAD1001). You can always email your entry as well. We don't want anyone to be left out.

Remember, the winner has the opportunity to be
our next guest designer
and the top 3 get
a Victoria Case Stamps "Top 3" badge
to display on their blog.

Papers: CS-CTMH, PP-Basic Grey
Inks: Cat's Eyes-Deep green, Dark Moss, CTMH-black
Copics: E33/35/37, G21/99, E00/02/21, R20/27/29, Y17, YG67, C-1, colorless blender
Image: VCD Wish Upon a Star, sentiment- Studio G Series 33
Sketch: VC Challenges
Miscellaneous: bling-Studio 18 ($1 section at Michael's