Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Eight Tiny Reindeer


The new Can You Digi It? challenge is Not A Creature Was Stirring where the creations should have a creature and be about the holidays. I decided to go with another verse from The Night Before Christmas and use the super fun Betty Edwards Reindeer image available in the store. I am sure you could use one more holiday card or you could get a jump on next year or you could even make a New Year's card - but it must have a creature. The prize is a gift certificate to the CYDI? store.

Other supplies used include the Tim Holtz Pine Tree die, Poppystamps Grand M. Window die, CB snowflake EF, SU! Dazzling Details, and SU! paper.

Hope you are close to getting done with your holiday planning, shopping, etc. I am finding all kinds of things I forgot so I am in a small panic - LOL! My computer is acting up too - it is redirecting me to sites that I don't punch in and my security software says there is no problem - I am going to have to do something soon as it is driving me insane!!!

Hugz!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Cardinal and A Tractor


Today's Featured Stamper at SCS is GailNM and I picked her Winter Chickadee card to case. I used the Cardinal on Branch from Pattie's Creations and layered it on a Delicous Doodles image.

I am entering this card in the Pattie's Creations Challenge #58 - Red and Green.


My DD needed a thank-you card for a neighbor who helped her and her boyfriend move some dirt. He used his tractor and saved them a lot of time. I love this Tim Holtz pine tree die!


Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Hugz!

Friday, December 14, 2012

One More Christmas Card...


I had some time to participate in the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SCS this week. The goal was Christmas images with a touch of pink and our creations are going to bring some Christmas Cheer to someone who needs a little more Christmas Spirit. If you have never participated in this challenge, you should consider it (HERE is the link to this particular one). Every week the story is so fun, the pictures are inspirational, and there is always an optional destination to send your card (they go to bring love, encouragement, and cheer to someone). The group sent my MIL cards when she was in her last months, and I can't even express the joy it brought her. The cards that were sent were all beautiful and she kept them in a basket by her recliner. She told everyone that she had new friends from all over the world, and she would smile when she showed them to everyone. She even kept the envelopes so she could tell everyone what country or state or city they were from. Few things brought a smile to her face in that dark time, so I KNOW for sure this challenge is making a difference in the world.

I love the sentiment on this wonderful LilyPink Christmas Baubles image. Hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly and things are staying calm.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Little Snow Friend


There's Magic in the Air/Paper Cupcakes has a new release image called Little Snow Friend and you can get it free on the blog if you snag it fast. If you are too late, you can pick it up in the store along with tons of other wonderful fun images. i just love that cute little snowman on the big snowman's arm!

The challenge running for the next few weeks is Anything Goes with a Christmas or Snowman theme so it is a great opportunity to make another Christmas or Winter card. Hope you will join us for a chance to win some free Paper Cupcake images.

I sure enjoyed my Guest Designer spot with There's Magic in the Air/Paper cupcakes - that Nina is one talented artist.

Hugz to all!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Sparkly Horse and a Camo Flower


The CAS challenge on SCS is celebrating its 200th challenge with a big birthday celebration during December. There are lots of challenges that posted this weekend and they run through December. Challenge C is to use the Dazzing Diamond Dust technique. I couldn't get get to my Embossing supplies due to the continued remodeling in my craft room, so I had to cheat and use glossy accents and some Dazzling Diamond Dust. If you are interested in joining the challenge here is the link and the code: CAS200PARTYC.

I used my very favorite stamp set from SU!, Wild Wild West. It retired several years ago and I totally love it. I needed a birthday card for my niece, Holly. She loves horses so I focused just on the horse in the canyon scene. I had to cut out DA MAN, but he can't ge the star all the time - LOL!


This card was done for the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS. This week's Featured Stamper is Mayodino. I cased her card here. This is for my husband's birthday so I used the sleeve off one of his hunting shirts (he cut it off not me so don't worry). I know he is going to laugh hysterically when he gets this. I used the Tattered Flowers die from Tim Holtz to make the flower.

Have to run do some cleaning which I have been neglecting. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by and many Hugz!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

It's time for the newest Can You Digi It? challenge: Baby It's Cold Outside. I had to use my imagination because here in Central Alabama it is still pretty warm. I am hoping for some cold weather soon - we have to kill off those bugs!

I used KiniArt's Baby image all snuggled up for winter in some great Delightfully Distressing Designs Winter Wonder digi paper.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
For Fun Challenges - Christmas Sparkle (there is sparkle in the centers of the snowflakes on my dp that I added with Stickles)
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes

I had so much fun with the Delightfully Distressing Designs paper, I decided to do another card using Betty Edwards' Winter Cocoa image.


You don't have to use a CYDI? image or product to enter, and the challenge prize is a $10 CYDI? gift certificate.

Hugz!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Some Cases and Some Christmas Wishes

I was able to make several cards this weekend - hope you had a productive weekend too. I found some extra time in some unique ways:

*I made a pasta salad and forgot to take it to a crop so didn't have to make dinner Saturday night.
*I bribed my youngest daughter to put up the Christmas trees.
*Today I got some hair die in my eye and had to flush it out for awhile so I was able to skip the weekly grocery trip and a shopping trip to Birmingham (of course it made it hard to see my cards - LOL - but now I am fine so don't worry).

These are a few cards I made with my found time:


I am still in love with this fun Whimsy Stamps image done by Liastampz (Aisha with Friends is the name I think)! I was inspired by THIS card done by Sharri (sseffens on SCS). Sharri's card is such a darling card, and I tried to capture her fun style and use of color. I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile It On #49 - Pile on the Embellishments
Stampin' for the Weekend #22 - Add Some Texture


I did this fun card using the Retro Sketch #40 Sketch and a fun Pattie's Creation image. I really like this sketch!


I was inspired by THIS lovely card made by Crafty Julia at SCS - Julia was named the Queen for the Day. I used Lily Pink Designs' Christmas Baubles and Delightfully Distressing Digi Paper which are both available at Can You Digi It?

I am entering this card in the Love to Create Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Colors and the Addicted to CAS: ATCAS#2 - Baubles.

I actually have a lot more cards, but I am going to wait until Tuesday to post them. Hope this week is wonderful for you all and that you find some extra time in better ways than I did!

Hugz!