Friday, December 30, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Hey Everyone,
After a little blogging break I am bad. It was just so crazy before Christmas. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. When I saw the challenge at MelJen's Designs I knew I had to participate. I really love her cute little images.
The challenge is to use Blue. This sweet little donkey was just crying out to be blue :)

Everything on the card is from my scrap bin, so I am not sure what anything is. The blue I embossed wrong, I did it upside down, but I like how it turned out, I just sanded the top and left the debossed part of the swirls dark. I added a little stickles in the grooves, and then put the card together. The ribbon is from my massive ribbon stash and then I colored the donkey with Crayola colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs, it is from the Winged Things set.
kad009: Winged Things now shipping! - Click Image to Close

I hope you all have a wonderful new year, and I will be back sunday with another project for Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge. Come by and check out all the fabulous project my DT sisters have created.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky Snow Much Fun Blog hop.

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)... Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!! Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Faith then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America. You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

I used her Fabulous Winter Wishes set to make this card.  It is a simple card, but I really like it.  It is a white background and I used a little gold glimmermist, then I embossed a white paper and glimmermisted it blue.  The mitten is a Sizzix die cut.  I used some Stickles that I got as a gift from the wonder Susan at Cricut and Grasshopper, added some gems and dashes it it was done.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop reminder!

I wanted to jump on and remind everyone tomorrow at 9pm EST is the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!  It will be snow much I know I'm a dork :)  Join my DT sisters and my AWESOME DT owner K Andrew, as they share their fabulous creations. :) 
I am not in the hop this month, but I will definitely be hopping along to see what everyone has made.

See you tomorrow with a project and have a great rest of the day.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Frosty Friend

Hi Everyone!!!

I here with another Christmas card.  This one is a light blue background, the white was embossed in a embossing folder and then colored with chalk to make it fade in color.  I used some studio G glitter for all the snowflakes. I added the navy ribbon.  The image is from a Cricut cartridge. I can't remember the name of it, it is on loan from my Aunt right now.  I will look it up when I get downstairs. The hat is cut from Authentique paper.  I wanted my snowman to have green eyes, so I used some green bling.  I popped it up with dimensionals.  Then my sentiment says A Frosty Friend. It is from K Andrew Designs, Winter Wishes Set. I tried something different to get a nice crisp stamp.  I put a piece of foam under the paper to kind of cushion it and it helped make a nice image.

kad011: Winter Wishes (Larger) Now Shipping! - Click Image to Close

I am still working on Christmas cards so I will be using these stamps a lot in the next few weeks.

I am entering this in the Whimsical Designs Challenge.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sketches in Thyme Guest Designer

Hi Everyone! I am excited to announce I am a guest designer for Sketches in Thyme this month.  My first sketch to work from was so cute.  I made this layout based on it.  It is slightly different because my first attempt at it didn't go so well, but I actually like how this one turned out much better.  The paper was from a kit I bought years ago at Wal-mart and the letters are Pink Paislee.  I would love if you joined in the fun over at Sketches in Thyme and next week I will have another adorable sketch and layout for you.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a great day.  I am running around my house trying to get it all clean and some projects done.  I joined an ornament swap in a group I am in and it worked out perfectly with the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.  We are challenged to make a holiday decoration, the theme is Joys of the Season.  I thought this was perfect to go along with my ornament.

It was so fun to make.  It took 1 sheet of cardstock and cut it into strips and quilled them.  I then took Studio G glitter glue and dabbed my finger in it and glittered both sides of the ornament.  I stamped Snow Kisses from the K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes set.  Can you tell I really like this set? :)  I used black stazon ink and then cut the shape into a tag and added an Eye-lets Etc eyelet for the hole of the tag, put glitter on the tag, a little twine and it was done.
kad011: Winter Wishes (Larger) Now Shipping! - Click Image to Close

I hope you join in the Challenge!  Have a wonderful day and I will have more projects for you soon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Just a quick page

I wanted to do this sketch from PageMaps, I though the sketch was perfect for these pictures.  I changed a few things on the sketch but I am thrilled with how it turned out. 

I am also using this as an entry to the Shop Pumpkin Spice Design Team call.  It was to create something that makes you smile.  My daughter makes me smile ALOT. She is soooo funny. The colors were perfect for her. She loves when things are funky. For example she won't wear white socks or socks that match. She hasn't since she was 
I used a Colorbok paper pack that I got at Target.  The letters are Pink Paislee stickers, and the flowers are Bloom-lets from Eye-lets Etc.  I love being on the eyelets from Eye-lets Etc. The eyelets set easier than any eyelet I have ever used and I LOVE the bloom-lets. :)  I added bling to the center of the flowers.

Anyway, I hope you liked my page and have an awesome night.

Friday, December 2, 2011

My first Christmas Card

I hope everyone is having a great day.  I am enjoying our No School Day! Princess Buttercup and I are spending the day crafting and playing.

I wanted to quickly share this card.

It was an easy card.  I used an embossing folder to do the snowman background.  I used some Studio G glitter for the red scarfs and then the snow is white/clear glitter.  I added the bling for the buttons on the snowman.  I used my K Andrew Designs stamps for the sentiment.
kad011: Winter Wishes (Larger) Now Shipping! - Click Image to Close
Winter Wishes is the set I used.  I stamped it in VersaMark and them embossed with silver.  It is a standard A2 card size, and then I used some paper scraps for the blue.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey!

Have an AWESOME day!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Teacher Project for Thanksgiving

I wanted to quickly share this. Last week, you saw the card I made for Princess Buttercup's teacher. So Tuesday night, I was making her a Thanksgiving gift and let's just say idea A, didn't go so well.  Idea B looked like poo, so idea C came out. :)

It was a journal I found at Michael's on clearance, I covered in in scrap paper and added her name. 
I am slowly working on Christmas cards and will share soon.

Have a wonderful day!!