Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last FBW of 2009

Wow I just cant believe this year is just about over. What a whirlwind of a year it has been. I am truly looking forward to the new year, and in the new year Flutter by Wednesdays will have a new home on thier own blog. We will have a huge bloghop next week and fill you in on all the deets. It is going to be fantastic!!! In the meantime, I made my card today in honor of our FANTASTIC and SUPER SWEET fearless leader DANNI!!  I am so blessed to have met such a nice and kind person and I am proud to design on her team. This image was given to the DT awhile ago as a gift. It was designed for Danni by the awesome Cristy Croll and I thought is was perfect for the last FBW card of 2009. My layout is this weeks Mercy Sketch Challenge and my dp is MME Ohh la la for him. All cardstock is prism and my sentiment is a digi from Paper Makeup.

So to all my wonderful friends in Cyberland. I hope 2009 treated you well and I wish you a better 2010. I probably will not be back until after the first so have a very safe, and Happy New Years!! HUGS to all of you and dont forget to come back next Wednesday for the super fun Blog Hop we will be having to introduce the new home of Flutterby Wednesday!! Its going to be a great new year!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

LPSC48 Silver, Navy, Light Blue

Monday challenge time at Little Paper Shop. We have a color challenge this week to use silver, navy and light blue. I could not find ANYTHING silver as far as paper goes so I chose to use basic grey. My image is from the set I Heart from Little Paper Shop. My dp is from SU Prints Pack and Urban Garden. I colored my image with copics and added some bling with my spica pen. My sentiment is from the Friends set and then I embellished with white ribbon and silver brads. Lucky for you the prize this week for one lucky random winner is the I Heart set that I used today which is such an amazing set to own. You will love it!! So just play along with the challenge and upload your card to SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC48. I know the rest of the DT has created some awesome samples for you to look at so go and check that out at the Little Paper Shop Blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

5 down 7 to go!!

Hi!! I have been busy making my cards for The Greeting Farms Twelve Days of Christmas Contest. They are giving the twelve sketches to follow and you have to have all twelve cards uploaded to their Gallery by 1/3 for a chance to win the ENTIRE January Release!! Oh boy would I love to win that!!! So here I am, finished with sketches 1-5 and I wanted to share them all with you. At the bottom I will give you all of the ingredients for each card.

I hope your holidays were great. We are Jewish and celebrated Chanukah a few weeks ago so yesterday was a nice relaxing day in jammies for me. Actually I have to be honest, today is a day in jammies too!!! The weather here is crummy and I am loving being back at my craft table so I have the no makeup jammies look going on!! I have been doing alot of preparing for my daughters spa party on Tuesday. I purchased the Lip Balm and Body Balm kits from MFT and then purchased additional ingredients to make Bath Salts and Bath Sugar Cubes. The girls are going to have a blast and I have coordinated labels and embellies for the girls to decorate the packaging. I will take pix when they are complete but for now let me share the ingredients of the cards below. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hope you are as relaxed as I am!!

Card 1 (in order below)
stamp - Hope and Grace Laundry from The Greeting Farm
DP - My minds Eye ohhh la la for her
sentiment - computer generated
cardstock - all prism

Card 2
stamp - Digi image Chibi Lolli from The Greeting Farm
DP - SU Bella Rose (yes I still own some!!)
cardstock - SU
Embellies - ribbon and flower from stash

Card 3
stamp - Digi image Autumn Anya from The Greeting Farm
DP - I just drew a blank...sorry
cardstock - all Prism
sentiment - from Sugar Set at Little Paper Shop
embellies - flower and brad from stash

Card 4
stamp - Digi image 50's Sweetheart from The Greeting Farm
DP - Winnies Walls Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions
cardstock - all prism
Embellies - ribbon from Key Ingredients and Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions

Card 5
stamp - Digi image Birthday Ian from The Greeting Farm
DP - Brilliant Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions 
cardstock - all prism
sentiment - The Cats Pajamas

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dream with MTSC53

New stamps, new paper, new sketch and a new Flutterby Wednesday!! Who could ask for anything more?? We have an open challenge this week and would love it if you could join us!! Just upload your challenge card using a butterfly, angel or fairy into Mr Linky on Dannis Blog and before I forget, Danni has some great things in store for the new year including a brand new blog for the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge. Stay tuned for the big blog hop at the beginning of the year.

For my card this week I used Mercys Sketch Challenge for this week. I just {HEART} Mercys sketches and was so glad to FINALLY have a chance to use one again. It has been a few weeks. My image is from Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings set and my dp is also from TE. It was part of a Key Ingredients called Winnies Walls. Isnt this paper so much fun!! All cardstock is Prism and I embellished with a few buttons laced with chocolate linen thread.

So what are you dreaming for this holiday season? Anything good you want to share about? I am just looking forward to the kids being out of school and having alittle bit of quiet quality time. I love the lazy days of vacation. Beats the stress of homework, studying and activities.

Thats all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Your love lifts me up!!

Hi All!! Boy o boy I have been out of touch with all of you!! I miss visiting all of your blogs. I see some light at the end of the tunnel as business is slowing alittle and with Christmas right around the corner I wont have such pressure to get my orders out in time for the big day!! So now before I tell you about my card for todays Monday Challenge over at Little Paper Shop I have to share about the huge storm that we had yesterday. OMG I have not seen snow like this in along time. We received about 18" and boy is it cold!!!! Mike and Matthew did all of the shoveling. Mike is hurting at the moment but I think a nice heating pad tonight will loosen up his muscles. The kids have of course been having a blast. Poor Lindsay still has the walking boot on her foot because of her toe so I have had to wrap her boot up in a garbage bag for her to enjoy the snow. It is hysterical!! As for me, I spent most of the day making this card. YUP, this simple little card knocked me off my chair. You see, our challenge this week over at Little Paper Shop Blog is to make a ONE layer CAS card.....very hard for me although I finally was satisfied with the way this came out. I used the stamp set {I Heart} and stamped my image with memento tuxedo black. My dp is dcwv and I used black and white cardstock and added ribbon from Michaels. Simply simple dont you think? Want to win a prize this week? Want to win {For You}? Well come and play along. Create your very own one layer cas card and upload with keyword LPSC47 and you will be in the running. Dont forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations for some great eye candy!! They are on my sidebar.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sweet Monday

What a fun challenge we have for you this week over at Little Paper Shop. Your challenge is to make a card or project with baking as your theme. Anything baking related works and you can be in the running to win the stamp set I Heart. How much fun is that!!!

For my card today I chose this yummy cupcake from the Sugar set at Little Paper Shop. I paper pieced it and cut it out and propped it up on dimensionals. My cardstock is all SU and my dp is K and Company. Ribbon is SU.

We had such a busy and fun Chanukah weekend. It started Friday night with a Chanukah service in Temple. Then Saturday night Mike and I went to a Holiday party at a  good friends house. It was so nice and my friend makes the most lethal Cosmos....very dangerous but oh so good!!! Then we finished off the weekend with a family Chanukah party today at my sisters house so it was a fun and festive weekend filled with friends and family. Needless to say, I am pooped and have a ton of chores to catch up on around the house so this is it for me today but dont forget to go and check out the rest of the DT's creations. You can find their links on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Flutterby Wednesday. Real quick post from me as I am so busy getting ready for Chanukah this weekend. I dont even have holiday decorations up yet and not one gift is wrapped. I am alittle behind dont you think??

So our challenge today is to make a Winter Themed card with a butterfly, fairy or angel. Now I just could not use a butterfly on a winter themed card so I went to Pink Cat Studios and purchased this cute little candy cane fairy and now that I am looking at my picture closely I see that my ribbon is blocking the cute candy cane in her hands. I started by printing my image onto PTI Cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is from last years SU Ski Slope and my sentiment is from Little Paper Shops Katie Christmas set. I finished off my card with some real red ribbon, brads and some fun flock in cotton ball white on the hat and bottom of the dress.

If you would like to play along this week, just upload your card to Mr Linky on Dannis site or to SCS or PCP. Dont forget to use keyword FBW. And go and check out the rest of the DT's creations. I know you will not be disappointed. They are listed on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic day. I am off to get everything in a festive mood!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

LPSC45 Little Deer

LPSC45....that is todays Monday Challenge from Little Paper Shop and this week we have an awesome sketch challenge from the uber talented Cindy Haffner. You can find the sketch here on the Little Paper Shop Blog.

I started by printing my image from Little One onto PTI Cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink and cut it out with my circle and scallop circle nesties. My dp is from My Minds Eye Playful Posies and my cardstock is kraft and pumpkin pie. I finished off my card with a ton of tiny twinkles and a bit of kraft ribbon.

Want to win the newly released Merry and Bright stamp set? Come and play along with the sketch this week and upload your creation with keyword LPSC45. A random winner will be picked next week. For more inspiration go and check out the wonderfully talented ladies I am lucky to design with. They are listed on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where ever you go....

Today's card for FBW was made with Mercy's sketch from last week. MTSC49. I flipped it on its side and used images from Unity Stamps which are new and I just had to ink up in honor of my friend Jess being their guest designer this month!! Way to go Jess!!! You rock!!

I printed my image onto Choice Buttercream cardstock with Not Quite Navy ink. All of my cardstock is Prism and my dp is from My Minds Eye Playful Posies that I got for a steal at Michael's this past weekend and of course I added my pretty little butterflies with my fiskar's punch.

When you get a chance, check out the rest of the DT's creations. They are listed on my sidebar and when you upload your card for this week, use keyword FBW so that we can find you or enter your card into Mr Linky on Dannis site here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!