Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential - Time for Trees!!!

I just have to thank all of you who participated in our first ever Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential Challenge!  All of the entries were just fabulous and we can't wait to see what this week brings!  This week were are challenging you to make time for trees!  DRS Designs is our sponsor and they have some absolutely fabulous designs!  This time of the year trees start to go through a great transformation and how exciting to share that beauty with them.  Here's my take on Time for Trees:

This gorgeous tree stamp is from DRS Stamps and it's called Summer's End and I have just been taken with it.  I changed it for all the seasons.  Since it's fall, here's my view on fall:

I used Autumn Flower Soft and some yellow stickles to pick up the sun that reflects off the falling leaves.  And now for winter:

I've used White Polar Flower Soft and Frosted Lace stickles to give it a glistening look that comes from snow and ice.  While snow is gorgeous to look at, I'm glad I'm heading away from this season!  And then comes spring:

Spring brings renewed life to the trees as well as us all.  I love that time of the year.  And now summer, that I can stand 365!

How gorgeous is all of the green and the bright colors.  Yes, I know most trees this large don't have pink and deep green flowers in them, but hey, with stamping you can make them whatever you want!

All of the papers are from the Indian Summer stack from DCWV and the crystals and some of the embellishments came from a very sweet, dear friend.  I had the best time working with this tree and believe it or not, these cards went together in less than two hours - all four of them!

Make sure you stop over at our Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential Blog and see what my other Design Team buddies have come up with.  I know you won't be disappointed!  So pull out those stamps and make some Time for Trees!  We love seeing what you come up with!

Card Ingredients:

Summer's End by DRS Designs, Indian Summer paper stack from DCWV, Flower Soft, Stickles, ribbon from stash, Rhinestones and Pearls from Michael's, hatpins, various cuttlebug folders, nestabilities

Friday, October 9, 2009

Little Witch with Broom

I love this time of the year and I love little witches!  I think this sweet Little Witch with Broom from Belles N' Whistles is too stinkin cute for herself!   And while we're at it, hope over to our Roses on Paper & Belles N' Whistles Challenge Blog for some information about a Guest Design Team spot!

My mom always made Halloween so much fun for us.  We'd all get dressed up with whatever we had around the house and would grab a pillow case and off we'd go trick-or-treating all around the neighborhood.  She'd greet all the kids around and act so scared when she saw someone who was supposed to be scary.  It was a day we always looked forward to.  To this day, she still makes her individual candy bags to pass out and she gets a ton of kids who come back because she has the best candy!  Now they bring their children and she passes out two bags - one for the kids and one for the parents!  Now that's putting spirit into the holiday.

This sweetie is colored with distressed inks and has a ton of stickles all over her!  I just absolutely adore the Eerie Paper pack from BasicGrey and the glittery moon is from DCWV.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the spider and used my skulls Halloween and spider web cuttlebug folders to give her texture.  I used the MS spider web corner punch and the goop edger to add a bit of fun.  Add a bit of ribbon and some half pearls and I think she's too cute to be scary!

This is a glimpse of the side and the inside.  I love the bats and the striped paper on the inside together.

And her sweet face, well, I can't resist her!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'd love to hear some of your memories of Halloween!

Card Ingredients:

Little Witch with Broom by Belles N' Whistles, Eerie paper from BasisGrey, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Skulls and Spider Web cuttlebug folders, DCWV glitter paper, distressed inks, ribbon, half moon pearls.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog - Trees

Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog challenge that is going on right now is to create something with trees.  Here's what I came up with:

This tree stamp is so fabulous and is by DRS Designs.  It is stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown and I highlighted the sky and ground with blue and green Dew Drops from Versachalk.  I added some Autumn Flower Soft and cut it out with nestabilities.  The paper is from the Indian Summer paper stack from DCWV and the ribbon is from Offray.  I added some rhinestones on the edges and think it looks great!


Here's one side of the card that shows a bit of the inside.

I hope you stop over at Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog and see all the great design team creations and join in our challenge.  I'd love to see you all participate and show off those trees!

Card Ingredients:

Summer's End  tree by DRS Designs, Flower Soft in Autumn, Indian Summer Paper Stack from DCWV, Rhinestones, Ribbon, nestabilities

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #38 - Surprise!

I love Tuesdays!  I get to work up cards with the greatest group of stampers and our uber-talented leader, Suzanne, always comes up with the greatest things for us to work on and create.  This week we were asked to create something other than an ornament with one of the new Special Edition Ornament Collection by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  I chose to be surprised! 

There's nothing like receiving the gift of a pet.  They can bring so much love into your life and the look on  a child's face when they see this unexpected bundle of joy is priceless.  I have my own little thing, my Hagrid, who I wouldn't trade for the world.  He loves me to distraction and only wants my time and attention.  Oh, how good it feels to be loved and wanted!

This beauty is colored with copics and I used my nestabilities to cut her out and frame her.  Don't you just love this Indian Summer paper?  I could use it forever!  Her dress has, yep, Stickles, and I addede some Glossy Accents to her bow and the ribbon on the package and on the pup's package and ribbon.  The edge is cut out using my MS fancy lattice and added some gorgeous Prima Flowers and spacers and colored half moons on the corners and the middle of the flowers.  So the card wasn't too Christmasy, the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. 


Oh, I just love her gorgeous face, don't you?  Now head on over to the store blog and see the gorgeous creations that my fellow DT buddies came up with.  I know for a fact you won't be disappointed!

Card Ingredients:

Surprise for the Special Edition Ornament Collection from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Indian Summer paper pack from BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, Stickles, spacers, half moon rhinestones, ribbon, MS fancy Lattice Edger, MS branch punch

Monday, October 5, 2009

Color Challenge from Roses on Paper Design Team!

It is Challenge Time over at Roses on Paper today!  There were so many beautiful cards from our last challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with this week.  Our very own multi-talented Jodi has given us a color challenge to use Brown, Orange, and Green on our cards and then follow a sketch of our choice.  I love the colors and have a blast trying out different sketches.  For this card, I chose one of my favorite The Greeting Farm Sets, Never Ever, because of Peter and Tink, and followed the sketech from I (heart) to Stamp.  I love Jen's sketches she comes up with!

My boy Pete and gal Tink are stamped with Staz-On Jet Black and colored with Distressed Inks.  I love coloring with them!  They've got some stickles from all the pixie dust and his boots and Tink's dress is highlighted with Glossy accents.  This gorgeous paper is from Que Sera Fera from K&Company and I added a ribbon and an autumn Prima Flower to the corner along with some Rhinestone beads.

I love his sassy "Never, ever gonna grow up" impish look he has and well, everyone knows how I feel about that magical Tink!  Yep, she's my favorite!

We would love to see what all you create using these colors and the stamps from Roses on Paper.  Head on over to our Design Team Challenge Blog and see what stunning creations my Designing Sisters have come up with.  They never cease to amaze me with the beauty they put on paper!  Make sure to stop by their blogs, their addresses are on my side bar, and leave them some love and appreciation!  Now go put those colors to good use!

Card Ingredients:

Never Ever by The Greeting Farm, Que Sera Fera Paper from K&Company, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Distressed Inks, rhinestones, Prima Flowers, ribbon from stash.