Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Creative Craft Challenges: Tag It Scrapbook Page - BEST BUDS

And here's another page I've made for the Creative Craft Challenges "tag it" challenge.  My brother-in-law will probably kill me if he ever sees this online..

I don't think I'm finished with this page...I really need to add some more embellies, but I'm having crafter's block..anyone have some ideas?

Update:  Okay, I've added a bit more to it. Thanks for your suggestion!

BEFORE:


Now:

Entered in the following challenges:


Paper Romance Challenge #25 Things you love
Shellys Images:  Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge show us what you are thankful for - I'm definitely thankful for my family!
4 Crafty Chicks:  "ANYTHING BUT A CARD" 
Digi Doodle Shop:  #34 Anything Goes 
Colour Create:  Challenge 58 - Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream

Creative Craft Challenges: Tag It Scrapbook Page - BABY GIRL

...sigh....electronics.  I should have had this posted already, but my computer crashed Sunday night and I just got it back up and running late last night.  Glad I had everything backed up on my eBook storage thingy majig  (the technical term of course).

Anyhoo...on with the challenge!  This week our theme at Creative Craft Challenges is "tag it".  We wanna see lots of tags on those projects!  I'm trying to get a scrapbook done for my mother-in-law in time for Christmas (fingers crossed).  So, I decided to use some tags on my pages.  Here's the first one, featuring pictures of my sister-in-law as a baby:



Entered in the following challenges:

Paper Romance Challenge #25 Things you love
Shellys Images:  Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge show us what you are thankful for - I'm definitely thankful for my family!
4 Crafty Chicks:  "ANYTHING BUT A CARD"
Digi Doodle Shop:  #34 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz:  Challenge #46 - Babys!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Harvest Card Featuring Turkey Tom


I guess my first order of business should be to announce my winner for the blog hop.  I took out the comments left by my DT sistahs and a couple that were duplicates (whoops ;) and threw the whole lot at Mr. Random.org and he threw one back at me....so without further ado....the lucky winner of her choice of one of these new, easy to work with digis is............
Gloria Westerman  who said...
Oh my ....this is gorgeous...excellent job coloring.....I love it....thank you for playing with us over at PCC....
Congrats Gloria!  Pop me an email at greeneyedshoes at aol dot com and I'll forward your info to Shelley!  Thanks for your sweet comment!
Now on to this fortnight's challenge.  I chose to work with one of the new images that just came out, called Turkey Goes Wild.  He definitely looks like the king of his castle, not to mention thankful he's not dinner.   LOL. 


Entered in the following challenges: 

EtsyInspired: EIC #114 {Happy Day Designs}   Inspired by these gorgeous fall colors

Saturday, November 13, 2010

GDT at CYDA: Christmas Trees Card

Good morning!  I can't believe I was chosen to be a guest designer for this week at Craft Your Days Away!  Thank you girls so much!  Well, the theme this week is Christmas Trees, and since I'm working on my Christmas cards, I made two cards for this challenge.  

My first card features an image from The Hodge Podge Shop.  This one took me, literally, 2 minutes and only 4 Copics to color and I think he just looks so sweet!  I didn't have any actual gold paper or cardstock on hand, so I used a paint pen around the edges of some of my beloved Gina K. paper.  I also used Gina K. for my embossing layers, so needless to say, this little baby has a bit of weight to her.  LOL.


I used the gorgeous sketch over at Crafting Life's Pieces for this one.  I think that's a very elegant and simple layout.  Definitely one that's going in my sketchbook! 

Also entered in the following challenges:

karber weekly Challenge 13: Animals using a Digi!
Anything Goes:  24 - Emboss It
Abc Challenge Blog:  H is for Holidays
For Fun Challenges:  DRY Embossing
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 138 - Anything Goes!
Paper Romance Challenge: PRC30- Everything but the kitchen sink - use lots of something (I used lots of white)
Shellys Images:  Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge Anything goes with Christmas
Lili of the Valley :  ANYTHING GOES 
Dutch Dare:  #90 CAS
Totally Gorjuss:  Challenge 56 - traditional Christmas colours
Fuzzy Wuzzy:   Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.....
Creatalicious:  #15 mostly white
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Christmas card or item
Bee Crafty: Challenge 42 'Christmas 2
2 Sisters:  Challenge 13 ~ CHRISTMAS
EtsyInspired:  EIC #114 {Happy Day Designs}  I used this one for inspiration: 

GDT at CYDA: Christmas Trees Card #2

And here is my second card for my GDT role at Craft Your Days Away.  This time I used an image from The Character Cafe.  Doesn't this remind you of Christmas as a child?  This is definitely one of my faves of the new releases this month!




Entered in the following challenges:

crafty pad:  1 Circle & 2 Ribbons
paper sundaes:  Challenge #43 - Let it Snow
One stitch:  Challenge #38 Theme is Winter Wonderland!
SSIC:  #64 How's the weather? 

Quirky Crafts Challenge:  38 sketch
Stamp and Create:  Tis the Season
 Wild Orchid:  Classic Christmas
craft your passion:  #31 Double It
Crafty Cardmakers spotlight week:  dry embossing
Lexi's Creations:  26 "Anything Goes"
scrapmasters paradise:  SP Color Combo Challenge #73
Crafty Little Place:  Challenge #64 - Red White and Green
Anything Goes:  24 - Emboss It
Spoon Full of Sugar:   Challenge 129 - Snow/Snowflakes
InStyle Stamps:  Color Challenge
Flourishes:  FTTC92 Glitter
Fab n funky:  Challenge #48 - Going around in circles
Crafts and Me:  Challenge 17 - Glitter
Abc Challenge Blog:  H is for Holidays
Creative cottage:  Challenge 27 Someone Special at Christmas
Delightful Challenges: GLITTER IT UP!!!
For Fun Challenges:  DRY Embossing
AIFactory:  54 diecut or a punch added somewhere 
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 138 - Anything Goes!
Shellys Images:  Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge Anything goes with Christmas
Lili of the Valley:  ANYTHING GOES can use any stamp this week
Moving Along With The Times:  71 NICE AND BRIGHT!
Digi Doodle Shop:  Challenge #33 - Don't Forget Our Men.....A manly project
Daring Cardmakers:  Poppy or bright red
Easy Craft Projects:  #25 red
Totally Gorjuss:  Challenge 56 - traditional Christmas colours
Stampin' With The Dragon: Challenge #14  Inspired by a Holiday Song:  O, Christmas Tree
Pixie Dust:  Challenge # 48 " It's all about men / boys in our lives "
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Christmas card or item
Bee Crafty: Challenge 42 'Christmas 2
Saturday Challenge:  #109 SPARKLE & SHINE
Sweet Stampin:  'SNOWFLAKES'
2 Sisters:  Challenge 13 ~ CHRISTMAS
Die Cut Dreams:  Challenge #43 Snowflakes

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feature Friday At The Character Cafe: Christmas Memories Card - Tree Shopping

Good Friday morning!  This week at The Character Cafe, our challenge is to use a natural color on our cards, along with some embossing.  A pretty easy challenge, dontcha think?  So, no excuses not to join us this time around!

Now, before I forget...The winner of the image I used for last weeks blog hop....



Congrats Linda!  Drop me a line at greeneyedshoes at gmail dot com and I'll email you the digi I used last week for the hop, which was Harvest.

Now on to this weeks card!

I chose to use the image "Tree Shopping" this time around.  That is such a sweet scene.



Entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Pad:  1 Circle & 2 Ribbons
Paper Sundaes:  Challenge #43 - Let it Snow
One stitch:  Challenge #38 Theme is Winter Wonderland!
SSIC:  #64 How's The Weather?
Pear Tree:  #25 SKETCH
Stamp and Create:  Tis the Season
Crafty Cardmakers spotlight week:  dry embossing
Lexi's Creations:  26 "Anything Goes"
Ooh La La: 66 Remember Remember
Crafty Little Place:  Challenge #64 - Red White and Green
Anything Goes:  24 - Emboss It
Spoon Full of sugar:   Challenge 129 - Snow/Snowflakes
Flourishes:  FTTC92 Use Glitter
Crafts and Me:  Challenge 17 - Glitter
Abc Challenge Blog:  H is for Holidays
Creative cottage:  Challenge 27 Someone Special at Christmas
Whimsie Doodles:  #57 - Button Up!
Delightful Challenges: GLITTER IT UP
Crafty Creations:  CHALLENGE 93 buttons
Cute Card Thursday:  Challenge 138 - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images:  Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge Anything goes with Christmas
Lili of the Valley:  ANYTHING GOES
Dutch Dare:  90 CAS
Easy Craft Projects:  #25 red
The Stamp Man: #9 Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges:  C4C62 create square cards
Bee Crafty:  Challenge 42 'Christmas 2
One Stop:  Challenge #105 - Embossing
Catch The Bug:  Anything Goes Challenge
Gingerloft:  Challenge 5 Buttons
Crafty Calendar:  Challenge 14 ~ Winter snowflakes

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Creative Craft Challenges DT Card - Starlight Starbright

This time, the theme for our challenge at Creative Craft Challenges is Starlight Starbright.  Don't forget to check to see if you were a winner of one of the awesome prizes from our Anniversary Challenge!  

I made these on Saturday with my hubby.  He needed a bunch of cards for work and I told him I'd do it, but he'd have to help...and he did.  Bless his little heart!  I printed the stars out on the backside of my DP and he hand cut most of them.  Hopefully now he'll buy me a Cricut for Christmas, since he's seen firsthand how  desperately I need one!  LOL.

Here are just a few of the cards we made up.  They all have the same basic theme. 



Entered in the following challenges:

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Character Cafe Freebie!

In honor of Remembrance Day, the ever so generous Kendra and Kelly from The Character Cafe are giving this beautiful digi away to anyone who would like to have it.  If you get a chance, be sure to pop back over to the blog and thank them!



The November Character Cafe Blog Hop

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

Welcome to the first stop on the hop!  You should have arrived here from The Character Cafe Store.  Make sure you leave some love at each stop along the hop, and be sure to leave one last comment at the challenge blog to be eligible to win! 
You could win a $5 gift certificate plus 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.  So the lucky winner who leaves a comment here for me will win.....
 Harvest!


Isn't that digi gorgeous?!

Now, it's time to keep on hoppin'!  You're next stop is the very talented Joyce.
 

Entered in these challenges:

wee Memories:  29 free for all
Catch The Bug:  Autumn/ Fall
paper sundaes:   42 Create a card for a boy or man'
Cupcake Inspirations:  83 Fall cupcake pic inspiration:  I made Top 5!  Wow!
Aly's Sunday:  28 distressing
incy wincy:  66 ANYTHING GOES
simon says stamp and show:  something shabby
paper cupcakes:  thanks or thanksgiving
cards for men:  22 Anything goes (as long as it's male)
craft your passion: 30 ANYTHING GOES
Lexi's Creations:  26 "Anything Goes"
Papertake:  cards for boys / men
Tuesday throw down: 24 Thanksgiving card or anything that reflects the theme
city crafters:  29 GET YOUR DIGI ON"
My time to craft:  113 quick and cute
Abc Challenge Blog:  g is for glitter
Sisterhood of crafters:  fall card and incorporate leaves as part of the design
Blog-a-Doodle:  Harvest (Autumn) or Thanksgiving
Digi Doodle Shop:  DDSB #32 Fall For Me- Show us your Fall/Autumn Projects
Glitterbabe's:  Challenge 19 - THANKSGIVING plus glitter
Speedy The Cat:  27 a holiday card
Dutch Dare (up to 2 entries):  90 CAS

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FIRST EVER HODGE PODGE SHOP BLOG HOP

Welcome to the first ever Hodge Podge Shop Blog Hop!  Say that 10 times fast, lol.  Well, we sure do have a lot in store for you!  You should be joining me from Shelley's blog.  If not, pop back over to the Hodge Podge Shop and join in the fun!  There will be prizes all along the way!

There will be a winner at every stop along the way!  Each DT girl will have a random winner of one of the beautiful Hodge Podge Shop images.  Plus, some of our girls are offering blog candy, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!  
Speaking of CANDY, click here to enter to win my blog candy while you're here!

And here is my card for this weeks challenge:


Don't forget to leave a comment to qualify to win one of these great digis before heading off to Jen's blog!
And while you're here, don't forget to sign up to win my blog candy!  There are a few ways to win!

And don’t forget that the Hodge Podge Shop has moved!  Make sure you update your bookmarks!  The new address is:  www.etsy.com/people/HodgePodgeShop and this month, all images are priced at just $2.50 each!

This card also fits the following challenges:

Easy Craft Projects 24:  Autumn or Fall
Totally Paper Crafts 40:  Bling It On
Cutie Stampers 79:  Orange
The Stamp Man 8:  Card for a man
Etsy Inspired 112:  Inspired by this adorable print from BeiLeXian
wee Memories:  free for all
Catch The Bug:  Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autumn
Paper Sundaes:  For The Boys
Cupcake Inspirations:  Fall photo inspiration
Aly's Sunday28:  distress it
Incy Wincy 66:  Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes:  Let's be thankful
Craft Your Passion 30:  anything goes
Lexi's Creations 26:  anything goes
Little Red Wagon:  use red
Papertake Weekly:  Penny for the Guy
Tuesday Throwdown:  24  Thanks or Thanksgiving
Anything goes 23:  B is for Big, Brown dog
City Crafter 29:  get your digi on
A Spoon Full of Sugar 128:  relish to embellish
My Time To Craft 113:  Quick and Cute
InStyle:  Color Challenge (Harvest Table)
Digital Tuesday:  Challenge #83 - I've been framed (plus digi)
Abc Challenge Blog:  g is for glitter
Creative cottage:  26 embossing
Sisterhood of crafters:  fall card plus incorporate leaves as part of the design
AIFactory:  GARDEN PARTY
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges:  75, Dry Embossing
Paper Romance Challenge:  PRC30- Everything but the kitchen sink (I used lots of leaves)
Shellys Images:  Outside the Box (Something I've never used before - a new embossing folder I just got) 
Blog-a-Doodle:  Harvest (Autumn) or Thanksgiving
Digi Doodle Shop:  DDSB #32 Fall For Me- Show us your Fall/Autumn Projects
Glitterbabe's:  Challenge 19 - THANKSGIVING plus glitter
Speedy The Cat:  27 a holiday card
Off The Wall: Challenge #32