Friday, January 29, 2010

My Valentine mini album!

This is the valentine mini album I created for myself using the WWSD kit. I used All of the papers provided and will use the remaining embellishments once I have chosen the pictures to include in it. The digital images were from I just LOVE these Shy bears and there is so many new images to choose from. Thank you for looking and Have a Happy weekend.
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For more Photos and a closer look at some of the albums tags check out this link:

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bluemoon Scrapbooking: Tim Holtz Giveaway

Autographed Tim Holtz Die -which will be shipping to their store in late March.  Click here to find more details on how to win and Good luck! BlueMoon Scrapbooking. 

A "BEE"utiful card

This weeks challenge over at Squigglefly was to make a summer card in January. I chose to use this adorable Stained glass bee image by artist - Angie Davis. Today is a very cold and windy day. A summer card is just the thing to remind me of warmer times. Stop on over at the Squigglefly challenge blog to check out the other Design Team members cards and enter your own creation.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Great Monday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Cover for Cosmo Cricket Chemistry MIni Album Kit

I've been working hard on my Cosmo Chemistry Kit from Wild West Scrap Divas'. I wanted to try something new so I tried a Bead Binding on this album. I followed the tutorial on Youtube from Weezie. She does a great job explaining how to create this type of binding. To view the photos of my mini base check out my Sideshow here.

I have a few pages completed but just wanted to Share the Cover Today. There is still kits available if you would like to create your own Mini album. 

A close-up of the Image:
You can purchase this image at Shy Bears Shakespeare Bears from artist Lynne Stansbery.

These are all close-up views:
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Top Right:

Bottom Left:

Bottom Right:

Thank you taking to time to stop by and look. Hope you have a Happy Sunday and Great Week.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!

Martha Stewart Punch set up for grabs! There will be 3 lucky winners drawn from their post. Go check out the ABC Toys and Craft Blog.
This is the punch set I would Choose. I love scalloped edges.

Good Luck!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

6 challenges 1 Card!

Hi Everyone! Hope your week is going Great! Can you believe Tomorrow is Friday already. It has passed by so fast for me.  Don't forget to stop over at Wild West Scrap Divas blog to get your Valentines Cosmo Chemistry mini kit before they are all gone. Today I thought I would step outside the box and create a card not known to be my style. My inspiration came from many challenge blogs. The Shabby Chic Theme of the card came from Simon Says Challenge Blog. The colors pink and grey came from Cute Card Thursday. The Sketch came from Truly Scrumptious 23. An technique I do on almost all of my projects fit with the Frosted Design Ink Challenge. For the final Challenge I managed to sneak this one into was the Charisma Cardz Challenge which was Anything New. I used my Wags 'n Whiskers Bear Hug stamp to qualify for the No Red Valentine card. Phew I think I got them all.

One of my handmade Roses! I just love making these!
A close-up of the adorable Bear hug stamped image.

And a cute card element I cut from my cricut and distressed with my perfect pearls.
Thank you Again for stopping by to take a look.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shimmerz Paints: Big announcement!

Teresa Collins has teamed up with Shimmerz to create a new line called Shimmerz Pearls. It looks like a pearlescent opaque paint that will coordinate with her paper collections. Cool, huh?

Well, they are having a giveaway today for people who spread the word, so go check out their blog to watch a video on the new Teresa Collins Shimmerz Pearlz!

Squigglefly New image sneak peek

This is my second post for today If you want to see the WWSD  mini album kit scroll down to the previous post.
I created this card to add to my card box for those times in need when I don't have enough time to make one. I selected my colors following the color challenge on Jan color challenge on the SNR card universe Squigglefly group. The image I selected is one of the NEW images to be released on this Sat. January 16th. If you like the image please check back on the Squigglefly Blog to get this adorable Bluebird - by Cheryl Alger. This card is so versatile I will also add it to the MMSC#36 as I followed this weeks challenge sketch.
Thank You for stopping by to take a look.

Wild West Scrap Divas' Valentine Kit!

Kim and I have put together a Super cute Valentines Kit. We selected the Cosmo Cricket Chemistry paper collection. I just LOVE the vibrant - rich colors. We have packed it full of goodies. The kit includes 2 pieces of each of the 12 designs in the collection. 5 coordinating core'dinations cardstock. So many goodies including a new bottle of crystal stickles. Click on the picture of a larger view. You can order this kit straight from our blog site with the buy it now button. So head on over to Wild West Scrap Divas' to get your Cosmo Cricket Chemistry Valentines Kit.

A Thank You Card

It's been a Wild and crazy day but I was able to get a card made today. I made a cute Thank You card for my friend using the Squigglefly Shy bear Snailmail bear image. I colored the image using my Distress inks. I accented with some diamond glaze to really make the image pop.  I followed the Winter Wonderland #33 sketch chalenge. Sorry such a short post but I have more to do. Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Squigglefly First Challenge for 2010

The Squigglefly Challenge Blog is back in action. While they took the month of December off the" powers that be" at Squigglefly were working hard going through all the entries to come up with the new design team. They have picked a great group of talented ladies!!! Their names and links to their blogs can be found on the Rt. side of the Squigglefly challenge blog. I'm so Proud to be one of those Lucky ladies. For this weeks First Challenge SFC#31 it was to make anything but a card. I created this adorable Tag to fit into a mini album I will be trading for the TWS Jan. Swap. It slides into the pocket on the June month page. Who doesn't like to cool off with friends under a sprinkle of water on a HOT June day. I colored the image with my Distress inks and accented with stickles. The background is lightly dusted with chalk to blend it all together. Thanks for stopping by to look. It will be interesting to see what everyone creates using the wonderful Squigglefly digital images.

Decorative Tag using Squigglefly image with room for a picture or journaling on the back.

Mini album pages with the 3 tags that tuck behind the pocket.

The Mini album page as it will display.

Thank You for looking and Have fun with your creative side.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

{Scrap}beach Crop Challenges

Last night I attended the On-line crop for Life on the {scrap}beach in Ustream. I normally scrap while I watch but I was too chatty last night so I didn't complete any of the challenges during the on-line crop. Kathryn the creator of the site does these the first Sat of every month. It was pushed back this month due to Holidays. The next event is Feb. 6th.  I did sneak in some craft time today to work on a layout. I choose to do this challenge simple because I thought the idea was cute and I have NO scrapbook pages about me. I used my Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste paper collection. I hand-made all the flowers. I cut the flourish and letters with my Cricket. The leaves and atc transparency is 7 gypsies. I had so much fun creating this layout. I'm back at my craft table so I hope to post a few more tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2 cards to share!

I made two cards yesterday but have been so busy this is the first chance I have to post to the Blog. I spent most of the day at my nephews house celebrating his 4th Birthday. I made him a special Dinosaur card as they are his favorite. I used the Get happy paper collection from Cosmo Cricket. 

It was so cute when he opened it! he was "Aww cool! Look mom Auntie Dawn Made me a Dinosaur!" It don't get any better than a 4 year Old excited to get one of your cards! And he knew I made it even better!
This next card I made for Gina Ortiz to give to her friend  who has just started to undergo Chemo therapy! I wanted to make her smile when she sees it so I used this New released Squigglefly image Herby the Frog from Artist Chrissy Armstrong. Stop on over at the website to see more Amazing digital images!

Inside The Card it reads: Sending you Frogs and Kisses!
Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just a Cute Card!

I've been working hard on my TWS January swap mini and felt the need to take a break and make a card! I created this card for the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 6 Punches or dies! I used my Martha Stewart edge punch on the bottom and my NEW Wags 'n Whiskers Bear Hug Stamp. Which also qualifies it for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #91 Which had the Theme *NEW*

Thanks for Looking and Hope you have a Great Day!

Friday, January 1, 2010

My first Birthday card for 2010

I created this cute little birthday card for a friend whom I met through the internet! I used my Celebrations cartridge for my cricut to cut the cupcake then simple glued the pieces together! I glued the paper piecing to a folded card base then cut the edges to match the cupcake shape. I added some stickles, a candle sticker and viola super Cute and simple card!
I picked my paper choices based off the sketch from Caardvarks New Year Kick-off Challenge

It also fits the My Pink Stamper Cricut Challenge from today. Not really a challenge just something fun which was make a project (card, scrapbook page, 3D item, etc.) for a friend. Start the new year off by making something special for someone that you love or like. :)
Thanks for stopping by to look and I always love comments!