Friday, December 31, 2010

Hedgie Birthday

One last card for 2010. This card is for January birthdays at my church. A friend and I alternate months making and mailing them. Since I am making about 30 of them, it is very simple.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays: #27 anything goes birthday
City Crafter: Stamp It Out (use a stamp - no digi)
The Pixie Cottage: #50 sketch or theme -party/celebrate
Simon Says Stamps: party/ celebrate
Moving Along with the Times: #79 birthday and circles

supplies used:
paper - all hobby lobby
ink - Memento Tuxedo black, copic markers (E00, E02, E97,E99, R35, R37, R02, colorless blender)
stamp: SU Hedgehog Happiness
other: CM circle punch, embossing folder

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Happy Anniversary to my hubby!



Last week my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. I just had to share the card I made for him.
I used a template found here. The base is cs from HL. The printed paper is from SU Patterns Pack III. The black and bead trim is from my misc. ribbon stash. I used a K&Company rub on for the "love" tattoo and a stamp on the back for the heart tattoo. Of course he loved it! I had a lot of fun making it for him too.




Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Valentine's Ladybug!

Hello everyone! Christmas is in 2 days! Are you ready? finished shopping? mailed Christmas cards? gifts wrapped? The answers for me are yes, yes, yes and yes! The girls are getting pictures made today and then we are done! Since I am done and since my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday, I thought I would make a Valentine's card! I'll post the anniversary card I made in a few days. You will not want to miss it!

First I thought I would try a 6x6 card. I had not done one this size before but after it was finished I decided I really like that size. Hmmm..I see more of those in the future. For my card I used a digital image from Deedee's Digis called "Love Bug". I also used the words from "Love You Beary Much" (which by the way is the gift with purchase set for this month).

The sketch is from The Sweet Stop and they added a twist to their challenge by asking us to use stitching. I stitched the polka dot dp to the floral dp and also stitched the ribbon which you can see below. Stitching on my cards is another thing I haven't done much but really liked it.

I finished the inside with the sentiment from the Love Bug set and some dp.

Supplies:
stamp: Deedee's Digis
paper: SU, black cs, HL (base)
other: ribbon - M's, chipboard heart, Spellbinders dies, CM cutting system, dimensionals, stitching

Other challenges entered:
One Stitch at a Time: #43 anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #73 Embellish it
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #18 anything goes
the Crafty Pad: #102 anything goes
I Did It Creations: #34 anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge: ASC32 anything goes
Stamps R Us: #11 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: anything goes

I hope you liked my project today!

hugs,
Michele

Monday, December 20, 2010

Critter challenge #45

Happy Monday everyone! Guess what . . . Christmas is in five days! Yikes, where did the time go? I, for one, am glad it is Monday, at least this Monday. I have been busy busy with my oldest daughter's dance schedule and rehearsals for her Nutcracker performances. We finished Saturday night. After many hours of practice, rehearsal, costume fittings and everything else involved, they had three successful performances to almost sold out audiences each time. I am so proud of her! Ok, before I get all weepy, onto the challenge.

Melanie gave us an easy one this week - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS! We are still sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. There are lots of wonderful and fun images at Bugaboo. If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should.

For my project, I used two images - Mary and Joseph & Mary, Joseph and child. They can be found here. I welded three tags together with my Cricut Design studio software and cut them out in SU Kraft cs. The verse is from the SU set . I used copics to color the images and matted on SU Forest Foliage cs.


Other challenges for this project:
If the Shoe Fits: #59 kraft cs
Stamp something: tag or pocket
Prairie Fairy Fridays: #42 kraft cs
The Stamp Man: #12 tag
Allsorts: #83 anything goes
Simple Doodles: Tag it out
Creative Inspirations: #49 Anything Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge: Christmas

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Be sure to check out the other DT projects for some wonderful Christmas inspiration. I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

Hugs,
Michele

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Hop with lots of prizes

Just wanted to give you all a heads up on a fabulous blog hop going on right now. Ladybug Crafts Ink is having a Christmas blog hop. The DT has wonderful projects you can see as you hop through. Check it out!




Monday, December 6, 2010

Critter Monday

It's Monday but you don't have to groan because the great thing about Monday is a new Critter challenge! It is also a new month which means a new sponsor. Our fabulous sponsor for December is Bugaboo Stamps.

This week at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog, we were challenged to use this sketch and the colors purple and teal.

I flipped it and used the image from Bugaboo called Snowman bells. He is just one of several snowman available at Bugaboo Stamps. I love the dp I used. It is some I got at HL 'just because'. That's where the teal and purple part of the challenge come in. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and used teal/purple on the scarf and purple on the hat. I then used a gold pen over the ribbon on the bells and hat and also the swirls in the hat. The snowflakes (teal and purple again) are punched with the CM punch and popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is punched with a CM decorative square punch, stamped in Taken with Teal and popped up.

supplies- paper from HL, misc., SU ink, SU and Derwent watercolor pencils, gold pen, dimensionals, CM punches, image by Bugaboo Stamps.

For more wonderful inspiration, check out the other DT members' projects.


I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug (Bugaboo challenge blog) - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - #45 Christmas punches (snowflake punch)
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Pear Tree Designs - #20 Winter wonderland
Paper Playtime - #28 snowflakes
Sew Many Challenges - #34 Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my card and can join us at Critter Sketch Challenge this week. I love reading your comments so be sure to say hi!