Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Halloween Page

I made another page for my Halloween poem book tonight. I used Trick-or-Treat Kitty from Saturated Canary. I love these images and this is the first one I bought and colored. I used Prisma pencils. I dug out some of last year's fall paper and added a poem by Jack Petrusky.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Saturated Canary #1 - sketch + Halloween
2. Creative Craft World - autumn/fall
3. Crafts 4 Eternity #39 - anything goes

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011


Slowly but surely, I'm working my way through my Halloween poem book. This is one side of a two page layout. The poem is on the other page, but I'm waiting for some new green Copics to arrive to finish it.

So, about this page. I used mini Dracula from Make it Crafty on Make it Colour paper with Copics. I'm having a bit of a tiff with my Copics right now, but I'm hoping we can kiss and make up. The papers are from JLJ Designs Zen Digital Paper Pack. Would you believe I found the batty ribbon in my ribbon pile left over from last year and just perfect for this page : )
I'd like to enter my page in the following challenges:
2. Paper Playtime #56 - Halloween
3. Lollipop Crafts #50 - anything goes
4. Partytime Tuesday #35 - anything goes
5. Simon Says - anything goes

Happy Crafting!

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JLJ Designs Sponsoring C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

JLJ Designs is sponsoring C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for the September Star of the Month!

The C.R.A.F.T. DT is featuring JLJ Designs products for this week's photo inspiration challenge. Here's the photo:

Doesn't is go perfectly with the Stacie Digi Paper Pack?

The Star of the Month will receive a $10 gift certificate for ANYTHING
in my Artfire Store - digital papers, seam binding, crafty pins, digi stamps...

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make 'it' Crafty Christmas Blog Hop

Fair warning - this is going to be a long post. Hang in with me 'cause it's definitely worth it.

Welcome to my stop on the Make 'it' Crafty Christmas Blog Hop! You should have come from the fabulous Jane. If you're lost or would like to start the hop, please go to the Make It Colourful blog.
You know that noise when a record stops suddenly, it's playing now. The MIC DT have hijacked the Christmas blog hop to celebrate Zoe's birthday (laughing quietly to myself). We wanted to celebrate Zoe's birthday in style so we have lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies, and even a gallery album to send your birthday greetings to Zoe. This is one hop you don't want to miss and it goes until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without new images? Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on your holiday list. Wait! Here's the best get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd!!! Click on this link to see them all. Be sure to grab them at this sale price while you can.

Before we get to my Christmas project, Peanut and I have something we want to say...


Peanut has made this card for Zoe featuring Zoe All Excited from Make it Crafty.

I made a card with Zoe Celebrates from Make It Crafty. I colored her with Prisma pencils. I wanted to make sure I used each color of the rainbow in the image. I'm so thankful to Zoe for my participation on the Make It Colourful team!I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Sweet Stampin - anything goes + optional sketch
2. Paper Sundaes #88 - anything goes

We have some surprises in store for you too! Everyone on the hop is giving away BLOG CANDY! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each blog in the hop. The winners will be announced Friday, October 14th on the individual blogs. Feel free to grab the badge and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's birthday and the blog hop.

We have another surprise for you...This is Party Girl Zoe
We wanted to make sure everyone was included in the celebration and we're giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer. All you need to do is create a new project using a Make It Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email Barbara at with a link to your project to claim this sweet digi!

Now for my Christmas project. You can see that I'm in love with the coaster idea. We draw names out of a hat for our family present exchange, and, this year, I drew my aunt who loves Christmas. I thought she would appreciate a set of handmade Christmas items. I'm planning on cards and other items to go with these.

The images are from the new MIC Christmas release - Duffy, Socks, Tinkles and Zippy. The paper and elements are from my Tidings of Christmas digi scrap kit. I did the layouts digitally adding in the digi stamps. I then printed them and colored the images with Prisma pencils.

Finally, a little Christmas treat for you - blog candy! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The candy is open until October 12th. Winner will be announced October 14th.

Thanks for hanging in there with me! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Viv.

Happy Crafting!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Meredith Cardall Designs - Blog Challenge

(2nd post) Hello all! Meredith is sponsoring a challenge on her blog. It's a recipe to cook up a great digital layout. All you have to do is use any Meredith Cardall Designs product and follow the recipe to be in the running for a great prize.

Here's my layout featuring Sweet Caroline by Meredith Cardall at 9th&Bloom. I used my favorite subject - Peanut! I'm working on my 2008 scrapbook. Can you believe she was ever so small? What a cutie pie, if I do say so myself :-)
Can't wait to see what you create!

Happy Scrapping!

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TCC Sept Progressive Challenge - Week 4

It's week four for the TCC progressive challenge. This week we have Happy Birthday! + pink/peach and teal/green + "terrible twos" - use the number 2 or 2 of something. I used a little less green and pink this week : ) I did use two birds and two sets of balloons, convenient that the image had those built in!
Birthday Fairy by The Stamping Boutique
Smile Banner by The Stamping Boutique
Cynthia Digital Paper by JLJ Designs for The Stamping Boutique
Cards Vol 2: Greetings by WendyBird Designs

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Whimsy Inspires #7 - polka dots
3. Allsorts #122 - Keep it Simple - I made a single layer card with digi images and digi paper.

Happy Crafting!

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geniaBeana - Manic Monday at Scrap Matters

Good news, good news! I've been chosen to be on the creative team (design team for my cardmaking friends) for geniaBeana scraps. You can find Val's digi products at Scrap Matters. Mondays are Manic at Scrap Matters - select products are 50%! This week geniaBeana Scraps is featuring Basically Elegant.
I am LOVING this kit! It's beautiful and perfect for my New Year's Eve picture from 2007. I made the picture black and white to blend well with the kit. I was wearing a black dress and shawl, so it wasn't too much of a change.
Happy Scrapping!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Tidings of Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Kit

I wanted some papers and elements for a project I'm working on for next week and Tidings of Christmas was born :-) You can get the complete digital scrapbooking kit with 16 paper and 30 elements,
Or just the papers if that's what you prefer.
Here's coupon code for 25% off your purchase of the kit or papers good for this week: TIDINGS25. Hope you enjoy!

Now, I have to start the project I needed the papers for...

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Bushels of Fun - Meredith Cardall New Release

Meredith has a new kit out today at 9th and Bloom - it's Bushels of Fun!

I created a card using Bushels of Fun, a template from Cards Vol 2: Greetings by WendyBird Designs, and Wild Sprout Dressy Ebony from The Greeting Farm. I put the card together in PSE and then printed it on 110 lb. cardstock. I colored Ebony with Prisma pencils and added some glitter to the hearts.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Digital Tuesday #129 - people images
2. Southern Girls #28 - anything goes

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

JLJ Designs Sponsoring Do You Stack Up?

JLJ Designs is sponsoring DYSU this week!
The challenge is "Seeing Double" and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for ANYTHING in my Artfire Store - digital papers, seam binding, crafty pins, digi stamps...

Happy Crafting!

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This Week in Digi Scrap #6

Credits (Brownie Scraps)
Darker green paper, pink zipper rose, green ribbon from Celebrate by Flutterbye Fairy Designs
Green background paper, pink paper, green gingham bow, spiky leaf, pink flower with brad, tag and string, pink clip from Softly by B2N2 Scraps
Font: Highland Perk

Template: Sept Template Fusion 9th and Bloom

Credits (Scrap Matters)
Background paper, yellow/brown flower, blue flower, word art, owl from Whoo Loves You by Elise's Pieces
Plaid paper from The Good Life by Jenn Barrette Designs
Yellow paper from Sociable by simply J Studio
Green bead scatter from Messed Up August by Erica Zane
Blue ribbon from Make Time by Kim Broedelet Designs
Silver swirl, yellow flower from Beautiful Life by True Blue Studios
Paint from Cabin Critters by Dream Big Designs

Papers and Elements from Celebrate by Flutterbye Fairy Designs (Brownie Scraps)
Font: Only by Request

Papers and elements from Softly by B2N2 Scraps (Brownie Scraps)
Font: [ank]*

Credits (Scrap Matters)
Papers and elements from Backyard Play by Jady Day Studio
Font: sf Straight Up

Digital Scrapbooking Sites:

Happy Scrapping!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

I'm loving the new Victorian Christmas images from Tickled Pink Stamps. The challenge this week at TPS Challenges is to rip something. This isn't something I usually do on my cards so I stepped out of my comfort zone to give it a try. I used Lil Victorian Christmas Christina (the glasses win my heart every time) for my card. I colored her with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Tickled Pink stamps #37 - rip something
2. Friday Sketch #1 - sketch by Debra

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


When I saw this great tutorial for coasters, I had to try it out. Meredith's new kit My Happy Place is just perfect for this project. The Petal Sprites from Make It Crafty have won my heart and I thought they would be great paired with My Happy Place. I used Razi, Pipi, Jojo, and Little Prince Bashful. I colored them with Prisma pencils and Gamsol.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
1. Allsorts #121 - alter/recycle
2. Lollipop Crafts #49 - anything but a card
3. Anything Goes #50 - anything goes

Happy Crafting!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

TCC Sept Progressive Challenge - Week 3

It's week 3 in for the TCC Progressive Challenge. This week it's Happy Birthday! + pink/peach and green/teal. I used a template from WendyBird Designs to create this card featuring the Cynthia Digital Papers and Baking Cynthia from The Stamping Boutique. I'm really getting into these templates for creating cards with digi papers.

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Black and Orange at Make It Colourful

This week at Make It Colourful we're sponsored by Make It Crafty. The challenge this week is black and orange. Remember, you need to upload your challenge entry to the new gallery.
Zoe has some GREAT new Halloween images available in the store. They inspired me to make a mini Halloween album. I found some Halloween poems on the web and I thought I would decorate a page and include a poem to make a spooky book for Peanut. Here's the first page featuring Mini Headless Horseman and a poem by Jack Petrusky.
Here's a close-up of the Mini Headless Horseman.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
1. The Crafty Pad #138 - goodbye summer
2. Craft Your Passion #75 - "f" words - fall, fun, fright : )
3. Cute Card Thursday #182 - anything goes
4. Digital Tuesday #128 - celebrate the season - I'm celebrating Halloween.

Happy Crafting!

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