Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm finally getting into the Christmas spirit!

Just in time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  The new challenge is "Sparkle".   Who doesn't love some sparkle this time of year!  I bought some super cute little digital stamps of elves over at Make it Crafty.  Aren't they just adorable!

I tried to get a close up in that last one of the sparkly lights but it's not very clear.  I also colored the bells on his hat with a glitter pen over the grey marker.  I colored the image with copics.  I also used misc cardstocks.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

Can't wait to see your sparkly creations.  Go check out the rest of the creations by the DT and link up  your creations!

Lastly make sure you check out the DT call too!  Are you interested in joining us?  Link up your name on the DT call post!

Hugs and hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DT call

Interested in being on a great design team?  Dream Valley Challenges is having a DT call now.  We love crafts of all types, stamping, scrapbooking, jewelry making just to name a few.  We are an eclectic group of crafters.  Head over there and link up for the call.

Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving should I not post again before then!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Red and White

It's time for another DT creation for the newest challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  Challenge #20 is Stitching.  Now I will be the first to admit that sewing machines and I don't see eye to eye.  I was taught to so when I was a kid and a few years ago got a sewing maching for Christmas.  I can do simple mending but putting paper to it just doesn't work.  My mom and sister have the sewing gene.  Both are quilters but there's not a chance you'll see me taking up that hobby anytime in the foreseeable future.  I'll stick to my paper, thanks very much.  I do plan to take over a different room for my scrapbooking.  My son is off in college and comes home maybe 1x per month.  I think I am going to move his furniture to a smaller room so I can have the big one.  It is my intention once that happens to keep the sewing machine out all the time on it's own table.  Maybe if it is looking at me I'll be forced to practice.  Until then, this will have to do.  I love the sparkling red thread.  I haven't yet decided if I want to use this for a wedding or Christmas so I haven't added a sentiment yet.

This card was handstitched using a brass template that had areas you could emboss and others you could pierce and then go back and stitch.  The dots are hard to see but they are made with a glitter pen pushing it down thru a hole in the template.

You'll have to excuse the crappy pictures.  It seems that unless I get a card done between 11am-1pm it's dark out.  I really dislike these short days!  I snuck away to do some shopping today while DH and DD were both working.  It was so nice to shop alone at my pace and look at what I want without sighs coming from behind me.  That made my card late getting done, hence the bad pictures.

I'd like to also enter this in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Stitching
Creative Belli Challenges - Paper Piercing
Incy Wincy Designs -Stitching

I did find several things while out.  I picked up a few pieces of 12x12 paper, a new craft mat, a Martha Stewart punch around the page set and some wonderful Rachel Ray ramekins.  I can't wait to use them tomorrow.  For those not familar with Rachel Ray she has a cooking show on the Food Network here in the states called 30 minute meals.  She has a line of very fun casserole dishes.  I didn't have any individual baking dishes and these were on sale 20% off and I had another 30% off on top of it.  I couldn't say no!

Enough of my babbling.  Head on over to Dream Valley Challenges to see the rest of the wonderful creations from the DT and check out the prize up for grabs.  I can't wait to see all your stitching creations.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Cricut Couple is celebrating 500 followers

In case you haven't heard, the Cricut Couple is celebrating 500 followers this month.  To celebrate they are giving away some prizes including a Cricut Cake Mini.  Be sure to go check out their blog.  They are very talented and posting lots of ideas thru November 17th.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Great sketch this time around at The Sweetest Thing (ok they always are) so I had a go at it with using one of my steampunk digi's from Sassy Studio Designs.

Patterned papers are from the DCWV Stack Black Currant.  I used a Stampin' Up set (Artifacts maybe?) to stamp some background image on the white cardstock.

Would love to hear what you think.  I really am starting to like this steampunk look.  Very unique!