Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential - Treats!

What gorgeous creations everyone came up with that participated in our Scene It Challenge last week over at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential! Talk about being blown away! Head over and take a look at our spotlight cards.

This week we're all about options for treat containers and our sponsor is Firecracker Designs by Pamela. What great designs she has! Our ever talented leader, Vicki, presented us with the challenge of coming up with our favorite containers and I chose to try the tutorial she has for a cello-wrap. You can find it on our blog. Here's what I came up with:

This gorgeous image is one of Pamela's digi images she's trying out called Harvest Bowl from Firecracker Designs Digital. Don't you just love it? I know I do and it will see a lot of action this holiday season! I colored it with copics and added a bit of stickles to the pumpkin and some Atyou Spica Glitter pen to the leaves and wheat. This gorgeous paper is from the fall collections from My Mind's Eye and the ribbon is some brown and white gingham and some multicolored ribbon from American Crafts. The yummy fudge is from my good friend, Brandy!

This container was so easy and went together so quickly! I just love this Labels Eight set from Nestabilities. It fits so many looks!

So come on and show us your favorite treat containers! With the holidays coming up and all the baking that will be going on, I think we all could use some ideas on how to present our yummy gifts! And go take a look at my oh so talented designing team sister divas have to share with you. I'd sit back with a cup of coffee and take some notes!

Card ingredients:

Harvest Bowl from Firecracker Designs Digitals, copics, nestabilities, Stickles, Atyou Spica Glitter Pen, Cello Wrap bags, ribbon

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lockhart Blog Hop! It's Della Robia Time!

Welcome to our Lockhart Blog Hop for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! If you came to me from my ever talented design team buddy, Aud, then you're on the right track! If not, then go to our super talented leader, Suzanne's blog and start from the start!

There's something just so elegant about the Lockhart Art Stamps. I love their windows and Itty Bitty stamps but I just love their trees! Isn't this Della Robia just stunning? I colored it with copics and touched it up with some Diamond Glaze and Smooch.

The gorgeous paper is from Graphic 45 and gosh, I just adore their papers! I added some pearls in the corner and an organza ribbon and tried to keep it elegant looking. Just to show how much I tried to keep this card clean and elegant, I didn't use any stickles! I think this image stands on it's own, don't you?

Doesn't the Smooch and Diamond Glaze just make the fruit and nuts just pop? I just love it!

So now continue on to my dear, talented buddy, Danni! Can't wait to see what great project she has to share with you!

Card Ingredients:

Della Robia Tree from Lockhart Art Stamps
, Stickles, White Polar Flower Soft, Diamond Glaze, ribbon, Bella Baubles, Smooch,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waste Not Wednesday at Belles N' Whistles

Today is my turn at our Belles N' Whistles Design Team Blog to share my take on Wednesday with you. I've decided to call it Waste Not Wednesday and this is what I created with scraps sitting on my craft table:

Lately I've been making a lot of 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cards and that leaves me with a 3" strip that is just big enough to put together a card using my scraps! I colored Tania Baking by Belles N' Whistles with copics and then cut her out with my nestabilities. I added a bit of distressed inks around the edges of the image and put a few pearls on the side. I added some stickles and some charms along the side. The paper is all scraps from my Indian Summer paper from BasicGrey that was left over from some other cards. I used some string instead of ribbon so it wouldn't overpower the card. Some pearls in the corner and a Prima flower and a hatpin finish it off. And these were all things that I had just laying around that were too big to throw away but not big enough to use on a full size card. Well, this 3" x 5 1/2" is a perfect way to use them up. And it didn't take hardly any time to put together. Wouldn't these make a cute set?

I keep saying this, but I just love her cutie little face! She looks so intense in her concentration of baking. I wish pies were my specialty! You can do so much with these images! I thought she looked so fallish and I can just imagine her baking up an apple pie from scratch. Yummy!

Make sure you go over and check out Jacque's sweet blog candy and give her a big welcome to our Belles N' Whistles family.

I hope you enjoy using up some of those scraps you have laying around. Remember, Waste not, want not! I'd love to see your 3" card! Show 'em to me!

Card Ingredients:

Tania Baking by Belles N' Whistles
, Indian Summer Paper by BasicGrey, Distressed Inks, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Pearls, Prima Flowers, Spacers, Hemp cord, hatpin, copics, nestabilities

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Belles N' Whistles Design Team Member's Debut!

I'm so excited to present our new Belles N' Whistle Design Team Member - Jacque! She does such fabulous work and she's so funny she makes your sides hurt from laughing! There's some fabulous blog candy with Jacque's first post over at our Belles N' Whistles Design Team blog and I'd hate for you to miss out on it! While you're at it, make sure to stop by her blog and see her inspiring, gorgeous creations. Welcome to the family, our dear, new sis!

Try It Out Tuesday #39 - Table Tops!

I love to look at a gorgeous set table. There's something to be said for elegance. For our Try It Out Tuesday over at Follow Your Heart, our Design Team blog for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, our super talented leader, Suzanne, challenged us to create something for our table tops. Here's what I came up with:

Now I'm not one for formal, so I had to kind of feel my way through this challenge. I wanted something smaller so I pulled out my Fairy Friends from Pink Cat Studios and went to town.

I colored this cutie penguine brown and turned it into my fall version of a partridge and added Stickles to his little wings. I added a Dress Up Petal to the end of his wand and ran my SU topnote cutout through my cuttlebug to give it a bit of texture. The background paper is from the Indian Summer pack from BasicGrey and I added some buttons to the corners and ran Scrapper's Floss through the middles. I am pretty pleased with how it came out.

And here's a close up of my penguin turned partridge! I love this little cutie!

Now go on over to our store blog, Follow Your Heart, and take a look at the great creations my Design Team buddies have come up with to grace your table. I can't wait to share them with you! So tell me, what's your favorite table top accessory? I'd love to hear what you do.

Card Ingredients:

Fairy Friends by Pink Cat Studios
, copics, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, buttons, Scrapper's Floss, MS Fancy Lattice Edger and branch and leaf punch, cuttlebug folders, Indian Summer Paper pack from BasicGrey, Dress Up Petals

Monday, October 19, 2009

Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge - Halloween!

Is there nothing that says Halloween more than a cutie little witch riding on her broom? Our challenge for you over at Roses on Paper's Design Team Challenge blog is thrown down by our ever so talented and sweet Iris, and it's to create a card for Halloween or a treat bag or invitation. Since I was away all weekend, I went with a card and here she is:

I love little witches stamps and collect them as much as I can and I think this cutie is about as adorable as they come! She's Witch Tilda from Magnolia and go over and take a look at what Halloween stamps Summer has left in the store. I colored her with copics and added Diamond Glaze and Stickles all over her! The gorgeous, fun, spooky paper is from the Eerie pack from BasicGrey and I absolutely love it! The moon is from the Glitter Stack from DCWV and I embossed it and my Eerie paper with my cuttlebug folders. I added some Eerie brads to my Prima flowers and finished it off with a touch of ribbon and some MS spider webs in the corners.

Here are a couple of side views so you can see the dimensions.

I love these spider webs for the corners! So much fun! I may pull this out and use it for a card I make for spring cleaning!

And Tilda's face is just the sweetest little thing! I simply love her fat little cheeks and sweet eyes! Reminds me of my Allie!

So make sure you stop by all my fantastically talented Design Team Sisters blogs and see the gorgeous creations they've come up with. You can find the link to their blogs on my side bar and believe me, you'll never be disappointed! And then go over to our Roses on Paper Design Team blog and post your Halloween project for us! We love seeing what you come up with!

Card Ingredients:

Witch Tilda by Magnolia, Eerie paper pack and brads from BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, copics, nestabilities, ribbon, MS spider web corner punch, cuttlebug embossing folders.