Friday, October 29, 2010

"Milk Carton" Treat Box

I used one of the snowmen images from The Hodge Podge Shop for this.  There are two images, one on each side of the box.  They're so quick and easy to color, it takes no time at all.  Make sure to hop over to the challenge blog because for a limited time, there's a freebie there.

I ran the box thru my Cuttlebug to cut a window and then glued down some acetate over that window.  The pattern is one that I downloaded from Create4Fun for this weeks' challenge. 

I've never made one of these before, so it was a bit of a learning curve.  Next time, I'll definitely use a heavier weight cardstock.

Entered in the following challenges:

Create4Fun:  43  treat box pattern
Bee Crafty:  41 Christmas
wee Memories:  28 cute holiday
2 Sisters 10:  anything goes
Gingerloft:  4 Winter
Crafty Pad:  94 Christmas
Crafty Sentiments:  41 Male project/card
One Stitch:  36 All celebrations
Cowgirl Sunday:  anything goes Halloween hop
I Did It Creations:  surprise me
Stampavie and More:  114 Christmas
Crazy Challenge: 38 tons of shapes 
Cards for Men:  22 anything goes 
Pocket Full of Posies:  9 champagne and roses
Crafty Cardmakers:  use a freebie (this was available as a freebie a while ago)
Meljens:  It's a 2-fer
Crafts and Me:  make a Christmas gift
Fairy Fun Friday:  candy wrapper

Thinking of You Card "Flutter"

I made this card using the adorable new digi from The Character Cafe called Flutter.  Isn't he cute? 

Entered in the following challenges:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary - DT card for CCC

Good morning!  This is my very first challenge as part of the DT at Creative Craft Challenges!  I still can't believe I made it onto another DT with such talented ladies.  I'm so blessed!

Be sure to join us for this fortnight's challenge because there are TONS of awesome prizes!  Well, on to what you came for, right?

Isn't this digi from Some Odd Girl super cute!?  Love this one!  I'm finally starting to learn how to color hair right, lol.  I used some chunky glitter on my roses.

Entered in the following challenges:

Cooking it Up With Katie: #34 Doubling up on glittery letters
Meljen's Designs:  #30 anything goes
ABC Challenges:  F is for flowers
Stamp Something:  October digi day
Stamp Insanity:  pink
Speedy the Cat:  #26 die cuts or punches
Frosted Designs:  die cuts
Totally Gorjuss:  #53 sparkle
Crafty Catz:  #55 Black, White and one color
Stampin' With The Dragon:  #12 You Got Ink
iCopic Lover:  #6 pink plus breast cancer ribbon
Crafty Ann's:  #26 gems, ribbon and at least one embellishment made of paper
CYDA:  #6 1 circle, 2 papers, 3 ribbons:  I made Top 3!  Yay!
Secret Crafter #106: manga style image
Allsorts #75:  spots and stripes
2Sisters:  #10 anything goes
Lots to Do:  easel or shaped card
Paper Sundaes: #41 A Natural Woman
One Stitch: #36 All celebrations
Stampin' Sisters In Christ: #62  mostly pink card + pink ribbon
Ann's Creative Nook:  110 think pink
Crazy Challenge:  38 tons of shapes
Incy Wincy:  65 pearls and lace
Stamp and Create #6:  pink for BC awareness
Wild Orchid:  #8 pastels 
Pocket Full of Posies:  #9 champagne and roses
Craft your Passion:  29 glitter and sparkles
Karber Weekly 11:  Love
Karber Monthly:  fantasy 
Creative Card Crew:  Let's punch it
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  127 Let's get punchy
My Time To Craft:  pick a pocket
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC90:  anything goes but buttons and bows
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC88:  ink/edge distressing
I Did It Creations: 26  surprise me
Sentimental Sundays: 26 distressing

Happy Anniversary - another DT card for CCC

Good morning again!  This is another anniversary card I made as part of the DT at Creative Craft Challenges! Isn't this image from  Meljen's Designs A-dorable?!  I was a little late getting this one done because I made the mistake of coloring first and then picking always takes me forever when I do it that way.

Be sure to join us for this fortnight's anniversary challenge because there are TONS of awesome prizes!  Well, on to what you came for, right?

My dp is from K&Co. and I made the heart paper with my Cuttlebug and then inked over it with a matching stamp pad.  I didn't have any purple flowers that matched, so I made my own. 

Entered in the following challenges:

Meljen's Designs:  #30 anything goes:  I made top 3!  Yay!
ABC Challenges:  F is for flowers
Stamp Something:  October digi day
Speedy the Cat:  #26 die cuts or punches 
Frosted Designs:  die cuts
Stampin' With The Dragon:  #12 You Got Ink
Teddy Stampers:  #22 Open Theme
One Stop:  #103  photo inspiration; I'm seeing the purple and green
2Sisters:  #10 anything goes
One Stitch: #36 All celebrations
Totally Stampalicious:  purple, green and black
Little Paper Shop:  LPSC91 sketch Wow!  I won again!
Wild Orchid:  #8 pastels
Pocket Full of Posies:  #9 champagne and roses 
Karber Weekly 11:  Love
Creative Card Crew:  Let's punch it 
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  127 Let's get punchy
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC90:  anything goes but buttons and bows

Saturday, October 23, 2010

wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenges

I've recently found another great challenge blog and I've had a lot of fun with their challenges.  Have you been by to check them out yet?

Hope to see you there soon!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Character Cafe 3, 2, 1 Challenge

I'm hosting this week's Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe and the challenge is a bit of a "blast off" recipe.  

This week we want to see:

 - 3 Gems
 - 2 Brads
   - 1 Flower
                 - The Color Orange

So pop on over to see what's cookin' in The Character Cafe store, and then head back to the challenge blog and show us what you've got!  You could be this week's winner!

I think this stamp is so cute.  It looks to me like he's in a sugar coma (it makes me think of an overload of cookie dough from the wooden spoon in his hand).  I know that my dp and it's background look reddish in the photo, but it's actually a deep rusty orange color.  I inked the edges of all the paper and then glittered the edge of my green paper (obviously, right?

Also entered in the following challenges:

E.A.D Designs:  color challenge
wee Memories:  #27 celebrate something
Our Creative Corner:  embellishments
Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  #48 ribbon
Gingerloft:  #4 winter
Card Patterns:  #86 sketch
The Crafty Pad:  distressed or torn edges
One Stitch: embellish it
Little Paper Shop:  stickles or glitter
Pocket Full of Posies:  Champagne and Roses (celebrations)
Stampin' with the Dragon:  You Got Ink
Ooh-La-La:  Scary Stuff (the challenge says it doesn't have to be halloween, and mice (as cute as this little guy is) scare the dickens out of me...does that count? lol)
Tuesday Throwdown:  anything goes
City Crafter:  Rome (a vintage feel)
Tuesday Taggers:  Nursery Rhyme (is 'Twas The Night Before Christmas a nursery rhyme?)
Flourishes:  inking the edges
Fresh Brewed:  sweet treats 
Cooking it up With Katie:  2 of something (brads), add some letters, finish with a sprinkling of glitter
Meljens Designs:  anything goes
Make it Crafty: distressing
Delightful Challenges:  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Crafty Ann's:  26 Ribbon, Gems and at least one embellishment made of paper or card
Paperplay Challenges:  blue, orange, olive green
 Stamp Something:  October Digi Day
Glitterbabe:  frame it plus glitter
Charisma Cardz:  vintage
Totally Gorjuss 53:  sparkle
Fussy and Fancy:  winter wonderland

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hodge Podge Shop Challenge: Monochromatic Halloween Card

It's time for another fun challenge over at the Hodge Podge Shop Challenge Blog .  I am delighted to see so many for our very first challenge!  This week's theme is MONOCHROMATIC!  So pick a color and make something gah-juss to show us, dah-lings!

BONUS:  Starting now, through the end of the month there's a sale going on  at the Hodge Podge Shop Store!  Just use the coupon code: novdis to receive 25% off your order.

Entered in the following challenges:

Stampin' With The Dragon:  all inked up 
Crazy 4 Challenges:  fall 
Creative Inspirations:  fall/halloween
Pear Tree Designs:  free for all
Cowgirl's Sunday:  make your own background (I stamped the flourished paper myself and cuttlebugged the dark blue paper)
Aly's Sunday:  Halloween
Baby Bud Designs:  Fall/ halloween
Crazy Challenge:  Halloween 
Stamp With Fun:  Halloween
Little Paper Shop:  stickles or glitter 
Tuesday Throwdown:  anything goes 
Spoon Full of Sugar:  Boo 
My Time To Craft:  halloween
Fab 'n Funky:  things that go bump in the night
Crafts and Me: 15 halloween 
Meljens Designs:  anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges:  halloween
Stamp Something:  halloween
Dutch Dare:  halloween
Glitterbabe:  frame it plus glitter

GDT What are you thankful for card

Here's my card this week for The Treehouse.  I'm adding this one to hubby's pile of cards for work, lol.


Entered in the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges:  fall
wee Memories:  celebrate
Sweet Stampin': ribbon
Creative Inspirations:  fall/halloween
Pear Tree Designs:  free for all 
Baby Bud Designs:  Fall/ halloween
Little Paper Shop:  stickles or glitter
Pocket Full of Posies:  champagne and roses (a card celebrating something, in this case Thanksgiving)
Tuesday Throwdown:  anything goes 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge:  so long as it flies
Meljens Designs:  anything goes 
Simon Says:  thanks for Thanksgiving
Shelly's Images:  Thanks or Thanksgiving
No Time To Stamp:  Thanksgiving
Stampin' With The Dragon:  all inked up
Off the Wall:  green, brown, white

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Candy Giveaways

Wow!  There is some gorgeous candy up for grabs.  This first one is from Pink Gem.  Gorgeous!  Pop on over and see how you can win!

And the other lovely candy I found today is from Tiddly Inks.  Wow!  Look at all that fabbiness!  Make sure you check it out by clicking the link above.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Winner of The Character Cafe Blog Hop

I have the honor of announcing the winner of the image I used for our blog hop.  After putting the numbers of all our hoppers into Mr. Random D. Org, the lucky winner of this month's new Mary image is....

Sorry guys, I haven't figured out how to post my box yet (since this is my first drawing).  So you guys will just have to take my word for it, lol.

Congrats Lawren!  Please email me at greeneyedshoes at aol dot com and I'll get your new digi out to you right away!  

Don't forget to check out all the other ladies blogs to see if you've won the images that they worked with last week.  And if you didn't win this time, why not join us on the challenge blog for a chance to win? 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

GDT Project for Treehouse Stamps: Candy Wrapper

Here's my GDT Project this week for Treehouse Stamps.  The challenge this week is a candy wrapper.  Mine isn't exactly a candy wrapper, but DH and I are on a diet so I don't really have any candy in the house to wrap, lol.  I made a treat holder for a packet of hot chocolate and attached the image with some really thick foam I had from a pack of brads.  Then I made a holder that attached to the back for a candy cane.

Showed it to DH when I got finished and now he wants me to make him about 50 of these to give as gifts to clients.  Little does he know that if he wants 'em, he's going to help make 'em.  LOL.

Entered in the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge:  Christmas
Craftalicious:  #10 anything goes
Create4Fun:  #41 use a digi
Allsorts:  #73 inspired by a song title:  Walking in a Winter Wonderland
2Sisters:  #8 animal fun
The Crafty Pad:  #92 make something for a friend
Paper Sundaes:  #39 a change of season
One Stitch:  #34 use a digi
Totally Stampalicious:  at least 3 snowflakes
Ann's Creative Nook:  #108 Trees, trees everywhere
OLLCB:  Nothing floral
Spoon Full of Sugar:  winter wonderland
Tuesday Taggers:  more than 2 legs
Fab 'n Funky:  yummy, yummy, yummy
Creative Inspirations:  sketch
AIFactory: animals
Charisma Cardz:  more than one fold
Just Inspirational:  use a stamp
Crafty Cardmakers:  fancy fold

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thank You Firemen

If you're looking for my The Character Cafe blog hop post:  Click Here

As a few of my online friends know, about a week ago our house caught on fire.  I don't know what the real story is, but somehow my neighbor set his house on fire and since the houses around here are built so close and there was apparently something very flammable in the room closest to our home, the side of our house burned pretty badly.

Here are a few pics of the aftermath, in case you're interested.  All I can say is how thankful I am to the Lord for keeping his hand on us that night.  It could have been so much worse.  My husband and I were both sitting in the dining room on our laptops when I heard what sounded like a tap on the window next to me.  I ignored it at first, but then I heard what sounded like a loud knock on the neighbors' window.  I got up to look and saw nothing but flames in their window.  That tap couldn't have been anything BUT the hand of God.   I grabbed the phone and we ran out the door calling 911.  At that point, I just wanted to make sure that they were out and thankfully, they were.  I don't know any details, but I do know that it started with a cigarette and alcohol was involved and I have no idea why neither one of them called 911 themselves.   I just can't thank God enough for what He did for us that night.  I shudder to think what could have happened.

This is the side of our house:                                  And this is what's left
                                                                        of our neighbor's house:


Anyway (what you're here for), I made this card to send to the firemen who save our house.  This adorable image is from Phindy's Place.  Of course all of Phindy's digis are super adorable!  And that sweet dp with the circles on it is from a candy I recently won (Thanks again Jane!).  The striped paper I made, using sticky strip, my copics and some chunky glitter (and with a LOT of help from my vacuum, lol).

Entered in the following challenges:

A spoon Full of Sugar:  sparkle and shine
Fab 'n Funky:  use a digi
Penny's Challenge Blog:  circles
Creative Cottage:  bling it on
Pixie Cottage:  sketch plus embossing
Delightful Sketches:  green, red, white
Cute Card Thursday:  make your own
Frosted Designs:  doodling/ your own handwriting
Mark's Finest Papers:  stripes
Glitterbabe's Challenges:  anything goes with a little bling
Stampin With The Dragon:  water, water, everywhere
Pixie Dust:  babies 
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog:  something cute
Craftalicious:  anything goes
Crafts4Eternity:  all that glitters
Create4Fun: use a digi
CYDA:  babies
Allsorts: song title inspiration - We didn't Start The Fire (I don't remember the lyrics, but the title sure is fitting, lol)
One Stitch At A Time:  Use a digi
Stampin' Sisters In Christ:  Thank you card
The Pink Elephant:  childhood
Oooh La La:  nothing floral
For Fun Challenges:  use something you've never used before (never used this DP, won in candy)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Character Cafe Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the new image release blog hop for The Character Cafe!

Want to win a $5 gift certificate and 2 images from this month's release?  There will also be one winner at each stop along the hop who will win the image that DT member used for their project.  Be sure to join us on the hop.  If you arrived here from the lovely Cleota's blog, you're in the right place.  If not, you can start the hop by clicking here and make sure you leave some love at each stop along the hop to be eligible to win! 

For this month's hop I got to work with this sweet new image:

GDT Card for Treehouse Stamps

I am also this month's guest designer at Treehouse Stamps.  This week's Treehouse Thursday Challenge # 070 is Spooky Colors.

I printed this adorable image out twice and cut the pumpkins and sign out of one of them and used some pop-dots.  I made the background paper with 2 different pots of glitter (which I'm STILL vacuuming up, btw) and sticky strip. 

Also entered in the following challenges:

Hodge Podge Challenge Blog Up and Running!

And here's my second wave of good news.  I was also accepted on the design team at Hodge Podge Shop's Challenge Blog!  Hodge Podge is a brand-spankin' new digital stamp store.  Hop on over to the store and check out the great images there!

Challenges will run fortnightly and this time around it's all about distressing!  So tear it, ink it, stain it, wrinkle it and come on over and show us what you got.

Also entered in the following challenges:

Easy Craft Projects:  #22 use purple
Stampin' With The Dragon:  spooooky happenings
Sentimental Sundays;  Autumn/Fall  
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle:  anything goes
Catch The Bug:  anything goes
Crafty Emma's:  All about Hats  
Stamptacular:  Layer it up 
Crafty Pad:  spooky
Paper Sundaes:  something from your stash
One stitch:  halloween
RRR: fall
Cowgirl's Sunday:  anything goes 
Incy Wincy:  Sparkly glitter
Craft Your Passion:  crumbled paper
Pollycraft:  anything goes
Lexi's Creations:  halloween 
Karber Weekly:  go digital
OLLCB:  no flowers 
City Crafter:  hooray for the holidays
Spoonful of Sugar:  sparkle and shine 
Fab and Funky: use a digi
Meljens:  halloweeny  
Simon says: halloween 
Creative Cottage: bling it on
Paper Romance:  fall or halloween
Blog a Doodle:  halloween
Glitterbabe:  anything goes with sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks: distressing  
Karber Monthly:  fantasy

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Weeks The Character Cafe Challenge

Good afternoon everyone!  Well, here's my happy news..I was accepted on 2 design teams!  My first card is for The Character Cafe.  Our challenge this week is a bit of a recipe:

  • Use orange
  • Add 2 embellishments
  • And a dash of ribbon
So, come on over to The Character Cafe and join us!   We promise you'll have fun!  And while you're there, why not check out some of the super adorable digis available in the store?
Here's my very first submission as part of a full-time design team member...can you tell I'm excited?  LOL.  It was a little hard for me to put together since we don't celebrate halloween.  Luckily, my momma had some halloween-y buttons that she had picked up in a kit or something.  So, we headed over to her house and I raided her stash.  And luckier still, she let me borrow some of them. lol.

Entered in the following challenges: