Saturday, December 15, 2012

Apple Bake - Yummy!

I'm so excited to share my sweet little Apple Bake from my favorite artist, Ms. Elisabeth Bell's digital collection!  It's even more thrilling for me because it's my first post as a new Design Team Member of Elisabeth's The Digi Belles!  Just have to tell you that I'm so over the moon honored to be presenting these adorable, enchanting images and bringing them to life!

This sweet little thing just shouts innocence and sweetness to me!  After the events that have rocked the small town of Newtown, CT yesterday, I think we all need some sweet loving.  I'm just devastated and heartbroken over this horrific thing that took place.  I'm just so not understanding this senseless loss of those sweet babies and educators.  I don't know any of those that are affected by this tragedy but my heart just breaks for these families.  I needed to do something to lift my spirits so I went to making a card, anything to redirect my thoughts.  This helped.

I simply adore this image!  She's colored with copics and has Stickles, Diamond Glaze and distressed inks on the image.  The papers are from that gorgeous K&Company pack and I made the flowers with my Bitty Blossoms Spellbinders die. and the leaves are from my Martha Stewart punches.

Here's a side view.

And now the inside!

I think her pie just looks so warm, inviting and yummy!  I hope her sweetness makes you smile.  Go hug a child or someone that you love a lot.  Oh, and have a warm piece of something sweet on me!



Friday, December 14, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs for Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge Blog

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#50: SNOW!
Create any type of project featuring SNOW.
Starts: Friday, December 14th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 20th , Noon EST
Winner (chosen by Announced: Thursday, December 20th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Fresh Brewed Designs
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Here is my project for this challenge:

Aren't these just the cutest images?  Heather so generously donated these cutie pies for us to use for the Snow Challenge and I decided to make some small note cards with them.  I love the themes of them and wish I could have got them all shown on one picture.  They are all colored with copics and Close to My Heart markers, the paper is from the Christmas pack from DCWV and the buttons and twine are from Close to My Heart.  I added Stickles everywhere and used my Spica Glitter pen to add some shine as well.

I so love this one, Mr. Fresh Brewed!  I do love me some coffee and this image just makes me happy!

This sweetie made me think of the Gingerbread House I did this year for the store.

And I call this on my Postal Santa!  Everyone needs to get those cards and packages out in the mail pretty soon!  Way too cute, aren't they?  

I would love to see what you come up with for a snow project!  Take a stop over at the Pause,  Dream, Enjoy Blog and see what my inspiring designing buddies have come up with for you and go over and see Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs and take a look at her fabulous designs!  I wouldn't steer your wrong!

Come play with us!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa Pin Up for Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge over at Dream Valley Challenge Blog today and their theme is "Christmas".  I have been doing a lot with red and green lately and I decided to go with a non traditional color for Christmas.  Here's my Santa Pin Up in blues.

I think she's so sexy and sassy!  She's colored with copics and the papers are from the Arctic Winter pack from DCWV.  The crystal swirls are from Close to My Heart, Stickles are all over her suit and hat and Glossy Accents are on her belt and boots.  I used Spellbinders to cut out my image and the snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart.  I distressed around the edges of the papers and added some Distressed Inks around the edges.

Here's a close up of this sassy gift giver:

These side views give a peek into the inside.

Here's a view of the inside.

The poinsettia is from Spellbinders and I added some course snow and glitter.

Make sure to stop over and play along with the Dream Valley Challenge Blog and see what all their fabulously talented Design Team members have up to inspire you.  Put your Sassy Christmas on and show it off!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ebony Christmas Eve

Over at Elphine House Australia, we're playing us some Tic-Tac-Toe!  Our new momma, Miss Lynda, challenged us to use one line on this board for our challenge.

We would love to have you stop by and play!  You can find all the details over at our Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog.  I chose the line die cuts, flowers, and punches.  Here's my sweet Ebony Christmas Eve.  She so reminds me of my girls when they were small, carrying around their favorite stuffy with them in their new pajamas.  I simply love her!

This cutie pie was colored with copics and I added some Stickles to her ribbon, holly leaves and gown.  The poinsettias are from PRima and I doused them with Goosebumps to make them look like they've been crystalized.  The swirls are from my Spellbinders and the gems are from my stash.  I love this Christmas paper from K&Company, it's so gorgeous!  I made a band along the side with my Martha Stewart punch.

Doesn't she have just the sweetest little face?

I swear I could just eat her up!

Here are a couple of side views of her.

She's just so pretty even from the side!

And Judy, here's an inside for you.  I touched the sides with distressed ink and added a couple of swirls to the inside.

Make sure to stop over at our Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog and see all the fabulous creations that my stamping sisters came up with to inspire you.  Happy Early Holidays to all of you!

Clementine Christmas for Tuesday Throwdown

Like I said yesterday, I'm back.  It's Tuesday so we've got another great challenge going on over at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we're sponsored by StampFairy and we were challenged to use wrapping paper.  Everyone has some of that laying around this time of the year so it's a perfectly easy challenge for everyone!

It is my great pleasure to present Clementine Christmas to you.

Isn't she just so adorable?  She's colored with copics and sprinkled with Stickles.  I used Spellbinders to cut her out and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.  The wrapping paper I picked up from Joann's.  I tried to keep it clean and simple because of all the colors in the wrapping paper.  I struggle with CAS but am giving it a try!

Here's a close up of this cutie pop!

Thought I'd give you a peek on the inside with a couple of side views.

I really love this paper and can't wait to use it on a package!

Make sure to stop over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog to see what my talented design team buddies have to inspire you with.  So take a break and show us some wrapping paper!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snowman Pin Up

Long time, no hear.  Sorry, I've had a lot going on this past week and I've not been posting like I normally do.  I'm hoping to take care of that this week though!  

What better way to get back into the swing of things than to post a new Holiday image from Sassy Studio Designs.  Sassy Studio Designs is one of the sponsors at Love to Create Challenge Blog this week and I made this card to enter.  She is Snowman Pin Up from the new Holiday Collection.  Sassy Studio is sponsoring their challenge this week and the theme is "Anything Goes,"  Should be easy peasy, don't you think!  Here's the card I created:  

Don't you think she looks so sassy and full of the attitude?  I love her!  She's colored with copics and the snowflakes and dies are all from Spellbinders.  I used some Glossy Accents on the band of her hat and her boots, and Stickles to her skirt.  I sprayed the snowflakes with adhesive and added some glitter and course snow to the snowflakes and the fur around her boots.  The papers are from the Floral Flair paper stack from DCWV and some are from my stash.

I love her attitude and think her face is just stunning!

Here are a couple of side views.

I added a couple of extra snowflakes to the inside. 

Make sure to take a trip over to Love to Create Challenge Blog and join in!  It can't get much easier than "Anything Goes" and I'd love to see you use one of our fabulous Sassy Studio Designs sassettes!