29 December, 2012

A Chilly Winter Challenge At Dilly Beans.

This week over at Dilly Beans Challenge Blog we have a Winter Challenge up for you. So grab those winter images and get busy. You have a chance to win some Dilly Beans Images.
For my card today I used Megan's image #517 Let It Snowmen Framed. I colored the image with Shimmering H2O's and Copics that I printed on some wonderful linen texture paper. The whole thing has a great iridescent look to it. The background paper is one I had made a few months back using crumpled wax paper ironed on the surface of a piece of watercolor paper. I then used Several different techniques to color the paper and stamped a background image with gesso and sprayed a lot of Perfect Pearls and Tattered Angles Mist all over.
 You can see the texture of the linen paper better here.
 The inside of the card looks very nice too.
So head over to the Dilly Beans Designer and Challenge blog for a look see at what the Design Team has to share with you this week. Have a fun weekend and Happy New Years.

28 December, 2012

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

Well it is the last Friday of the month and the year. Can you believe it. What a whirlwind year it has been. It is also the last Freebie of the year over at Bugaboo so you will want to head over to the Bugaboo Store and grab one for yourself. Then drop by the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see the fun projects by the Design Team.
For my card today I colored the image with Copics. The papers are Basic Grey and I used a Stampin'Up die to cut the circles.
 The card is done with an SU embossing folder.
I hope you all have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend.

25 December, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone and a New Release At Bugaboo

So Sorry this is late. My computer was being stupid last night. Merry Christmas To You! I hope everyone has a fantastic day. I'm off to make an egg casserole for brunch at my Daughters and open presents with my granddaughters. Yea!

So today there is a New Release up over at Bugaboo and this will be a great image for those of you with football fans in the house. This is my husband for the next month. Running up to the Super Bowl. It's a Couch Potatoe football fan! I colored the image with Copics and added some Glossy Accents on the helmet and shoes. The papers are by We Are Memory Keepers.
 He's pretty cute

I hope everyone has a fantastic day.

22 December, 2012

New Challenge At Bugaboo

The New Challenge over at Bugaboo this week is to use borders. I had such a hard time deciding which borders to use from this set of Martha Stewart Christmas papers and borders from last year. It would be so easy to go overboard.
I used the Theodore-Christmas Present for this card. Three Borders and some cool ribbon and a great SVG Cut. I colored the bear with Copics and added Stickles to the trim and Glossy Accents to the boots and ladybug.
 A Close up for you.
 And inside, another border.
Now head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what is new with the Design Team.
I hope you all have a great weekend.

21 December, 2012

An Ornament Challenge At Dilly Beans

With Christmas just a few days away this is a great Challenge for you. Make an ornament. Pretty easy hu? So if you head over to the Dilly Beans Designer and Challenge Blog you will find some great examples by the Design Team.
I used Megan"s Image # 276 Disturbed Snowman. I colored him with Copics first and then I put a piece of double side tape over the image and covered the whole thing with extra fine glitter. I colored over the red and orange with Copics again and traced the black so it would stand out better.
The rosette that I made is from an SVG File from A Little Hut. She has some great cutting files. I only recently discovered her shop so you will be seeing more thing from her shop coming soon.
 You can see the detail more on the white background I think.
I hope you all have a great weekend and be careful out there if your planning on shopping this weekend. It's a little crazy.

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Well it is the Friday before Christmas and I hope you all have all your shopping done so you don't have to fight the crowds this weekend. Unless you are one of those that enjoy that sort of thing. I have to try to finish today. We shall see. One of the great things about today is that it is Friday freebie over at Bugaboo. And Jodie has one more Christmas image for us to play with. Look at this adorable little mouse.
For my card I used a paper stack by Recollections and colored the image with Copics. A very quick and fun card to make.
 I used Stickles on the white top of the stocking and Glossy Glaze on the nose.
So head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what all the Design Team has to share today and then head to the Bugaboo store to pick up your Freebie for the week.
Have a great weekend everyone.

18 December, 2012

New Release Day At Bugaboo

It is Tuesday again and another New Release Day over at Bugaboo. And if you need or want to make more Christmas projects this is the perfect image for you. Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? I can't. This month has gone by so fast.
So for my project today I colored the image with Copics and the ornament the Moose is holding is painted with Shimmering H2O's.  the papers are My Minds Eye.
 You can see the shimmer of the ornament really well in this shot.
 The inside of the card.
Be sure to head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today. Have a great day everyone.

15 December, 2012

Try Some Different Colors Challenge

At Dilly Beans this week we would like to see a Christmas Project using non-traditional color. Pinks, Purples, Orange whatever you like. The Design Team has some wonderful samples over on the Challenge Blog so run and take a look and get inspired.
For my project today I used one of Megan's newer images, #426  Amalia and Chilly. The papers are from a Stack by We Are Memory Keepers. I used Stickles for the trim on the dress and hat.
I tucked a little tag under the background paper.Pretty cute hu?
 A close-up for you.
There were so many great entries last week, I hope you all keep it up.
Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

14 December, 2012

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

I can't believe it is Friday again. But it is and it is time for a Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.
And how cute is this little cutie. It's Santa in the window. The design team over at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog has some fantastic projects using this Freebie. Then head over to the Bugaboo Store and pick up a Freebie for yourself.
For my card today I used papers by Recollections and I colored the image with Copics.
 I used Distress Stickles for the window frame and clear Glitter Pen for the snow in the background.
the snow flake was made by layering pieces from a bag of Table Confetti I picked up at Wall Mart.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Traditional Colors
Crafting For All Seasons: Green, Red with glitter/sparkle
Lollipop Crafts: Happy Holidays
Pretty Little Ribbon: It's Christmas
I hope you all have a great weekend.

11 December, 2012

New Release Tues At Bugaboo

Good Tuesday All. I'm so happy because it is New Release Day over at Bugaboo. And I just love Jodie's little Bears. This one is perfect for any occasion. Birthday, anniversary, Christmas, whatever.  But before I show you my card for today I want to remind you of the Sale happening In the Bugaboo Store.
So for my card today I used papers from a Recollections Stack  called Festivities. Perfect for this adorable Bear.
 The image is colored with Copics and just a bit of Glossy Effects .
I hope you all have a great day. I have a cheesecake to make and get ready for a party and gift exchange with my Tues evening class. Always fun.

09 December, 2012

Too Far Behind

I'm getting too far behind on my Christmas Book posts and Advent Calendar so I'm going to fix that. Since I can't add more hours to the day I will just streamline the past few days. If you want to go back a little and see Day 5 click Here. Editing the photos are what is hanging me up.
So for DAY 6 of the Book.
I love the pocket because you can add as many Tags as you like.
 The tags come from the Simple Stories 25 Days Of Christmas from last year.
Now for the Advent Calendar for Day 6. Sorry this is a little blurry. I just couldn't hold still enough and I finally gave up.
 This is better. Love those stickers. I think they are K&Co.

Day 7 of the Christmas Book. That was Friday and I had Claudette and KayLynn over for a visit and it was Miss KayLynn's Eighth Birthday Party with Nana and Grandpa. The girls helped with Decorations too.
The Book Page: I had made this ahead of time but now I think that I may change the Photo Frame into and accordion book so I can add all the photos from my decorating my Studio table for Christmas.
Here is a little preview. I'll share more details when I get all the photos edited.
And the Advent Calendar for Day 7:
 These 3D stickers are from a line that Wall Mart had last year and I bought all the different sets. I'm so glad I did because they do not have them yet this year. You will see more in the coming days.

Day 8 of the Christmas Book. I so love My Minds Eye papers. I'm not sure what will be on this page when I get to the photos. What I did do today was play catch up and rest.  Below you will find what I made. And I did get the lights up outside. It took all of 15 minutes.
 A close-up.
 Day 8 of the Advent Calendar: I didn't even try to get a good shot of this on the ribbon. Too blurry again today.
So one of the things I did Finish on the Eighth Day of Christmas......
I have made several of these frames now and I will make more. They are so cool. They are made using a large acrylic Snowflake from the Dollar Store or the 99Cent Store, some layered paper snowflakes.
 Cut the word from Sizzix die from last year.
 I made the easel back from foam core from Dollar Tree and covered it with paper and colored the white core with Copics to match.
So there is a very long post but I am happy to be caught up with sharing the pages and Advent calendar. today is another day. Check back tomorrow to see page 9 of the Christmas book and the Advent Calender.

On The Ninth Day Of Gift Giving

We have been sharing Gift ideas over on the Bugaboo Challenge Blog all week. I hope you all have been following along You even have a chance to win some Bugaboo Images. Go HERE for the details.
For my projects today I made a great stationary set for my grandson, you can adapt for anyone) and some Gift Card Holders.
The Stationary was made using Jodie's  Make It Snappy/Frame It Collection. There is something for everybody in this section. The cards are a standard A2 size and I made the box with inserts to separate the crayons, stamps and cards. This first shot shows the dividers really well.
Here is a good shot of the lid and the inside of the box.
 A close-up.
 And here are the six different cards I made for him to color.
And since I added stamps I'm hopeing to get that Thank You Card Back.

The next project is a set of Gift  Card Holders featuring Jodie's Snow globe Collection
Here is the set.
 I used Copics to color all the images and I put a coating of JudiKins DG3 Art Gel over the globe part.
 The top piece is cut from glitter paper and the section with the words is covered with double side tape and then coated with ultra fine glitter.
 The shine made it difficult to photograph.
 Happy sparkly snow marshmallows.
 The inside of the card with a pocket for the gift card of your choice.
I hope this helps to give you some ideas for some hand made gifts this year.
Have a wonderful weekend all.