Thursday, October 27, 2011

Too Much Fun!

I was able to play with my Verve "To the Moon" set again today.  It makes me smile. : )

Have a good day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thoughts of You

I was able to take just a few minutes to make a card, so I dug through my patterned paper and found this sheet with the pretty colors of the Ribbon Reel challenge...

and little flowers that reminded me of snowflakes.  I colored my digi image from Whimsy and Stars with Copics and then stamped a Verve sentiment and cut it out with a Labels die.  Last week on OWH TV, Sandy mentioned that there were sketches on the Stars and Stamps blog, so I picked sketch #1 and used that as my jumping off point.  I'm also entering this in the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on SCS to use pink, ribbon, and a friendship theme.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Warm Wishes

Isn't this a cute giraffe???  I was blessed to win a stamp set of my choice from Verve from the last Mojo Monday contest and I chose this adorable "To the Moon" set... which reminds me that I need want to go play with it some more. : )  There are a number of little animals and the little smile is separate, so you can give them tons of expression!! : )

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

OWH Blog Hop Today!!!

Welcome to my stop on the OWH Fundraiser Blog Hop!  If you've come from Connie's blog you're in the right place!!  If not, you'll want to hop back there and start from the beginning!  We all have lots of inspiration ready for you using the OWH fundraiser sets that are available right now through KnK Designs!

Here's a little info on OWH and our hop today!

* Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping touch with their families back home. During the holidays they send extra cards, and they figure that their holiday shipping costs will be over $13,000... can you imagine???

* Over the next few weeks, K 'n K Designs will be selling 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause.  Katlyn, of K 'n K Designs has teamed up with digital artist, Deedee Anderson, to offer 7 sets that are available for just $2 each, or in various value bundles (e.g. get them all for just $10!), with all proceeds (minus Paypal fees) donated to Operation Write Home. Each "set" includes an image and some greetings, in both Jpeg an PNG file formats, all in a zip file.

* The sets can be purchased at the K 'n K blog  from October 17th thru noon November 1st.
All purchases will be emailed out within 24 hours of payment clearance.

* Two lucky hoppers who comment along the way will win a digi prize pack from K 'n K Designs! (Be sure to check Deedee's blog on Monday to see if you have won!)

* Not a crafter or not interested in digital stamps?  Feel free to donate directly to OWH!  You can find more info on the OWH donation page here!

And here's my card...

using the sweet little Juniper Bunny "Sent with Love" set.  I followed the Mojo Monday sketch (for the most part!) and colored with copics.  The sentiment is from Verve.  

Now off you go to Davi's blog!  And don't forget to "hop" over to 
K 'n K Designs and pick up some sets for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OWH Eagle Thank You

Have you helped out yet??  There's still time!! : )  Just click on the bunny in my sidebar for more info!!  Here's another of the sets that is available...

I made my card with a few challenges in mind.  First, I used the SCS Sketch, Then, the MidWeek Throwdown on the Stars and Stamps blog is to make a Thank You card for the Hero to send home, and Stampin B's has a challenge to use a bird, and the Scrappy Frogs Blog wants something that flies.

I used the Eagle set from the KnK Design OWH Fundraiser bundle and colored the eagle with copics.  The sentiment is from Verve's Circular Sayings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Digi Release Day!

Yippee!  It's digi release day at Whimsy and Stars!!  Lots of cute winter and Christmas digis for your holiday card making - and don't forget the new rubber stamps!

My card today features the little gingerbread man and uses last week's Mojo Monday sketch. I colored the little gingerbread man with copics and the sentiment is from Verve.  It made me laugh. : )

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, October 17, 2011

OWH Benefit!!

Hello friends!  Today is a special, special day because it kicks off a benefit for Operation Write Home!!  Operation Write Home collects handmade cards to send to the soldiers deployed overseas.  Some of them are Any Hero cards that we write in to say "thanks for serving!", but most of the cards are left blank so the soldiers can send them back to their families and friends stateside.  It's a fantastic organization!!  But, in order to send the thousands of cards that will go out during the holidays, they could really use some extra funds for shipping, and that is where two digi designers would like to help.  Katlyn, of KnK Designs has teamed up with Deedee Anderson to offer 7 digi sets that are perfect for your OWH cards - or any cards, for that matter!  All of the proceeds for these sets (minus the paypal fees, of course!) will be donated to OWH.  Every bit of it!  You can buy the sets separately or in a bundle - Go check out the KnK Designs blog for all the details!!

To whet your appetite... here's a card made with one of the KnK sets "Packed with Love".  OWH cards need to be standard sized (4.25" x 5.5"), have NO glitter, and no thick embellishments, so to add some fun, I made this card a gatefold card that open in the middle.

Isn't Kolar a sweetie??  He's giving his best!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll be able to swing by KnK Designs and see all the fun sets available.  Thank you for giving!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Just a quick post today!  It's week three of Viva La Verve at SCS in the Verve forum.  It was a hard sketch for me to follow, so I think I changed it a little.  I do love the Verve Plain Jane stamps, though!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Homemade Embellishments

Hello friends!

It's been a long day for me, even though it's only two in the afternoon!  I had a dentist appointment today and I don't like the dentist.  I can't have anesthetic so I simply had to rest and pray through getting my tooth filled, and my mouth really isn't very happy at the moment!

When I got home I thought stamping would be good for my throbbing mouth - don't know why exactly, but it sounded good!  Besides I had another idea for a homemade embellishment for the Get Your Diva on Challenge, and I wanted to use the MFT Wednesday Sketch, so I gathered up a few cupcake liners and went to work.  I stacked three liners together and cut them out with two small scalloped circle dies, then cut out the inside to the flower with a small snowflake nestie.  I crumpled it all up after putting a brad in the center and smoothed it out to make the flower.  The cute little leaves are from the Verve coffee set - "Better with You".  I think they are supposed to be used to decorate the cup, but aren't they adorable??  Then I added some fronds punched with a MS punch for some extra dimension.  My tag actually follows the layout of the Verve insert that you get with the Plain Jane stamps.  I love how it turned out!!!!  A few pearls later, it was all done.

I'm entering this in...

Verve GYDO Challenge - Homemade Embellishment
MFTWSC#41- Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Elephants for a Cure

Splitcoast is having some ongoing challenges for the month of October featuring cancer awareness.  I wanted to participate in the Pink Critter challenge, and when the Get Your Diva challenge of making your own embellishments was announced I had a brainstorm... which can be good or bad depending on how the card turns out! : )  I remembered some yellow flannel that I had used in a quilt for my daughter and niece years ago and figured that I still had some left somewhere.  I was right!  I made a little blanket out of one of the patterns - using pinking shears and a little stitching and then made a moon from another pattern.  I watercolored Emery, the elephant, with Tombow markers, after stamping him on some heavy watercolor paper, and then I added a "Hope Ribbon" blanket tied with some embroidery floss.  The sentiment is from Verve's Many Blessings and is cut out with the Oval Label dies.  I added stars with my Stardust Glitter Pen and hills that I stitched on my sewing machine and embossed.  And that's about it!

Here's the completed card...

Thanks for stopping by today!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Viva La Verve and some fun news!!

I always thought this little guy was a bear... but today I think he's a dog.  Maybe because the sentiment shape reminds me of a dog bone??? : )  Anyway, this is the Viva La Verve sketch, week 2.  The dp is from Michaels, and the adorable little heart is the Verve From the heart die.  The fun twirly twine is Scrapper's Floss that I got from TAC when they were still in business.

Speaking of TAC and adorable... have you seen that Mabelle from Whimsy and Stars has released five stamp sets, some of which were her designs in the last TAC catalog???  I am SO excited!!  They are so reasonably priced, too!  I love her digis, but there's nothing quite like a rubber stamp. : )  Be sure to check out her Etsy shop here!!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

A Little Taste of Winter!

A little Mojo Monday, a little winter and a little sneak peek at a new Whimsy and Stars digi available in just 10 days!! 

Stamps - Whimsy and Stars, PTI
Paper - Bazzill, My Minds Eye
Accessories - Copics, Sewing Machine, Pearls, Scallop Scissors and Border Punch, Ribbon, Spica Clear Pen, Repurposed Snowflake

Thursday, October 06, 2011

An Old Favorite

I saw the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge and loved it!  Since I don't have any MFT stamps yet (although I love this new little sheep!) I pulled out an old favorite from Stampin' Up - "Halloween Hedgehogs".   I love how updated they look when colored with copics!  Thanks for the sketch MFT!  I'm also entering this in the Paper Play Challenge for Autumnal Colors.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Harvest Time

It's Harvest Time here!  The cold nights and warm days have done their work and the crops are starting to be harvested.  I love the sunlight at this time of the year.  Around 4:30 or 5:00 it seems to touch the rooftops and trees and church spires with just a hint of glory.  It makes me long for Heaven!!!

This sweet little pilgrim couple is a digi by Whimsy and Stars, and the verse is a Verve Plain Jane.  I colored with copics and - GASP - used no designer paper!!!!

I'm entering this in the Stampin Sisters for Christ challenge (Fruit... pumpkin is fruit!), and the PaperTake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

You Whoo!

Just a quick card today, playing along with the sketch for MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  They have a release tonight and I really like some of the sets!

Card Details...
Stamps - The Angel Company
Paper - MME Stella Rose & Mabel, Bazzill, Kraft
Other - Twine, Copics, Dotted Embossing Folder, Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches, Scalloped Border Punch

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A Single Snowflake

Here's my first Viva La Verve sketch card for this month.  I'm not exactly sure why I pulled out my snowflake punch.  Perhaps I'm ready for winter???? : )  Sentiment is Verve.