Friday, November 27, 2009

Sew Many Cards Newbie!

This little cutie is one of Angela's new images isn't he adorable - makes me want to bake cookies! Don't forget Angela also has a freebie every Friday and all you have to do is sign up for the Sew Many Cards newsletter and it will be emailed directly to you - you don't even have to remember to check the blog on Fridays - it will come right into your inbox - how is that for awesome service?! I had some time to go "blog hopping" the other night and I ran across this really cute blog here. I used a layout idea I saw on her blog for this card. I wanted the image big so I wanted the rest of the layout pretty simple - pretty much my style anyway. I found some REALLY cute cards on this site that are right up my alley! Be sure to go check it out. Also, be sure to check back in for a sneak peek for the upcoming Sew Many Cards releases! Sneak peeks are starting next week!!! I have only seen the one I'm working with but I can tell you mine is CUTE CUTE CUTE so I can't wait to see the others!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you are out shopping today - be safe!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sew Many Cards & Cutting Cafe Challenge!!

This week Regina from The Cutting Cafe has graciously sponsored Sew Many Cards and I have to say I love working with her designs!!! I thought her ornaments (green ones on either side) worked so well with Jaden and her Christmas ornament. I love that reindeer circular sentiment of Regina's, too! You won't believe how many images you get in each of her sets!!!

I had so much fun working with Regina's images this week that I made a second card. For this one, I chose Angela's carolers and used Regina's fa la la la and Christmas sentiments which went perfectly with this image. This is my first easel card and I have to admit it really was easy and yet such a neat card! If you haven't been over to The Cutting Cafe it is so worth hopping on over! She not only has AWESOME images but she and her design team are WONDERFUL - you will be so inspired!!! Not only does she have The Cutting Cafe but be sure to check out her other blogs also. Be sure to check out her Bingo cards - I plan on using it in the very near future - CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!!
Our challenge this week was to use images from both companies on a Christmas project. Although is not required, we hope you will do the same. Can't wait to see your projects! You can link them here:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway!!!

Hurry on over to The Gypsy spot (click here) and get your chance in to win a GYPSY - yes they are giving away a Gypsy on December 1st. While you are there be sure to check on the wonderful projects! Good Luck!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sew Many Cards Freebie Friday!

I just can't get over Angela's Friday Freebies - they are soooo adorable and they are FREE!!! There has been a slight change and the images are now being sent out to you via email so be sure if you haven't already to go over and sign up for the newsletter so you won't miss out on any of these images. It just so happened that Angela's polar bear almost matches the new Imaginesce holiday papers that just came out so I had to use this paper. I used my copics to color his scarf as close as I could to the one on the patterned paper and then a little here and there to shade him in. I "doodled" the swirls as close as I could to the paper and then added some snowflake brads that I've had for quite a while and all done! Hope you have a great weekend! If you happen to stop by, please leave me a comment as I love to hear from you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sew Many Cards Color Challenge

This week's challenge over at Sew Many Cards is a color challenge. To play along just use orange, green and brown to make a fall project (you can use more colors in the image). I loved playing with Tayla and the turkey. Wait until you see this week's Friday Freebie - SOOOOO cute!! You do need to sign up for the email newsletter over at Sew Many Cards to get it so hurry on over and get on the email list!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Practical Scrappers Acrylic Paint Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers is to use acrylic paint on your project. I've been itching to play with my sticky canvas so....I decided to use a big square of it for a background. I just painted it red and frayed the edges a little and you can't really see the texture in the photo but...IRL it looks really neat! I used some Coordinations cardstock for my base layer and it doesn't show up very good in the photo because I only have a white backdrop for my photo - going to have to pick up some black does have the more vintage distressed look and then I felt it needed something so my son, Logan, said it would be really cool to have some "snow" around the edges. I decided on some white lace because I wanted more texture than fun flock which is the only other thing I had on hand. My first choice would have been some gathered red gingham but...couldn't find any. Hope you will come on over to Practical Scrappers and check some of the awesome LO the design team did and I'm sure that the projects that will be showing as the week progresses will be awesome, too!

The Greeting Farm Challenge

This sweet little witch is the image I chose to work with for the 2nd part of The Greeting Farm Where the Wild Things Are challenge. The challenge this week is to work with this sketch by Cindy Haffner (love her work!) and to use a digi image or a stamp by Marina Neira. The winner gets to be the guest designer next month!!! Now I know Halloween is past and we are all looking forward to Thanksgiving but....this little witch is too cute and I still have some of my awesome Basic Grey Eerie papers I'm ahead for next year!! I colored "Penny Witch" with my copics and used my nesties to cut out some circles and then added some bling and it was just that easy. These images are sooooo..... fun to work with as Marina has worked in the shading in the image so it is wonderful for someone like me who can never decide where exactly I want to add my shading. She has already worked it all out and all I have to do is add my touches!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sew Many Cards Friday Freebie

This is Angela's Freebie for this week! I didn't have time yet to make something with this image but I can't wait to play with it. I love dolphins and I think this image is ADORABLE!!!! Be sure to go on over and grab it while you can! The kids have had me so busy this week but I have been working on some things just can't post them yet. Hubby comes home this weekend so I hope to get some projects finished.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!!

Can you believe this image is a freebie? Well, it is! Head on over to Sew Many Cards to get your copy! I think this image is just amazing and I don't feel I did it justice but I really wanted to play with it and I didn't have alot of time. It was quite emotional actually working on this image, the house is all quiet and then I hear Taps playing outside as it does every night at 10:00 pm but it just really made me stop and think tonight especially with what just happened at Ft. Hood. We are lucky in that my hubby isn't in a career field that gets called up and deployed as some units do but we definitely have friends who are separated quite often for long periods of time. Be sure to thank all of those in uniform and their families because it is not an easy job being the one left behind either.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sew Many Cards Bow Challenge

This week's challenge over at Sew Many Cards is to make a Christmas project using a bow(s) - any kind of bow. This was a fun easy one for me as I love to put bows on my projects. I adore Morty so I chose this image of him and that whole peppermint theme took on a mind of its own. I had this paper from the Jolly by Golly line from Cosmo Cricket and I had some red/white striped ribbon that I picked up at Ben Franklin so I inked it up to age it a little and this is what I ended up with. Hope you like it and I hope you will join in on the challenge this week! sure and check back tomorrow as you won't believe the special release Angela made that will be unveiled tomorrow in honor of Veteran's Day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

No More Trick or Treating!

Basic Grey papers are AWESOME! I love this year's Eerie line - they are so cute and even someone like me who has trouble putting patterns together can work with these easily. Again, I used a scrapsketch sketch - there are so many wonderful sketches over there to get you started and I love them so much that I pretty much follow them to a "t". Aren't those little spiders cute? I cut them with my cricut and just gave them some jewels for eyes as I didn't have any googly ones small enough and took my white marker to them and there you go! And yes, my boy actually wanted that bright neon pink for his cast which please pray for us that it does come off this week! I don't know how in the world he got to be a teen so fast but this year he had no interest in dressing up, however, he did enjoy taking his baby sister out and he had no lack of candy either. It's fun to see my boys getting to enjoy the things they feel they've outgrown through their little sister. I can't wait to see them showing her all about Christmas!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A "Fairy Halloween"

I just love sketches now! I got this one from scrapsketch and if you want to go check it out it is guest designer sketch #14 by Amy Chomas. You will see tons of FABULOUS sketches over there! I've got so many that I want to play with still! Having a sketch makes putting your page or card together soooo much faster. I probably would have never come up with this on my own but having the sketch, I just plugged in my photos, paper and embellishments and tada!!! Putting all these different patterns together is so out of the box for me as I'm a very simple scrapbooker but Rachel's cute little fairy costume just screamed for the pinks and lavenders but since they are pictures of trick or treating I had to throw some Halloween stuff in there to so....this is what I ended up with and I think it turned out pretty cute. I played with my MS glitter for the first time on the flowers and WOW I do like it - I want to find the snow glitter I've read about next!

Where the Wild Things Are

This past Friday and again next Friday The Greeting Farm is holding special challenges as they are looking for a guest designer. They are featuring the wonderful Marina Neira's designs and I picked this awesome digi image called Candy Cane Snack. You can read more about it here. Since the theme is where the wild things are I tried to keep it a little more woodsy but....just couldn't stay away from the Christmas"y" side of things with that cute candy cane. I colored the image with my copics and then sponged some Momento Desert Sand to give it a more rustic feel and then sponged up some Holiday Wrappings Ribbon I had picked up at the local Ben Franklin to make it coordinate with the pattern paper which is from the Jolly by Golly line by Cosmo Cricket. I used my glossy accents on his eyes and the "candy cane drool" hence the reflection you see in the photo. I'll try to get some better pictures when it's daylight. This image was wonderful to work with because the shading areas are already started for you. Hope you like it!

ScrapSketch Card Sketch

I've been wanting to make something with this little cutie from Angela for a while and then I saw this card sketch at scrapsketch and thought it would be perfect. It didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned but it was fun anyway. If you click on the image you can see that she has lots of glitz.....her necklace is SU diamond glitter and the hat brim is pink fun flock and the rest of the hat is covered with shimmerz. Be sure and head over to Sew Many Cards and pick up this cute image and then head over to scrapsketch for some wonderfully motivating LO and card sketches!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sew Many Cards - Friday Freebie!!!

Isn't this little frog toad-ily sweet? Guess what? You can have this image for free today - go on over to Sew Many Cards and pick it up! Angela hasn't made an image I didn't love yet! This image could be used for so many things! I think I'll do a cute pink castle theme next time I use him as if we are just waiting for the princess to kiss him! If you enlarge the image you can see my stamp on the circle says "pucker up". I used a Mojo Monday sketch for this one but I don't have the number. I love that site - if you haven't been over there it is so.... worth a visit! Having a sketch to go by makes card making so much easier. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Incredible Blog Candy

Head on over here for an opportunity to win this awesome blog candy. Can you believe over 440 followers in 6 months? It really is an incredible blog. Just look at this awesome blog candy! It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sew Many Cards Challenge

Hope you have made it to all the Sew Many Cards DT blogs to see all of the new releases to the Sewn Together line! Don't they just make you want to squeeze them! I would love for a toy company to turn them in to stuffed animals!!! Wouldn't that be fun? Anywhooo......on to this week's regularly scheduled challenge.....Angela is challenging us to use stitches on our it faux or otherwise. I was actually working on my card when lo and behold my Janome Sew Mini machine came in the mail so...this one is all faux stitching but look for some of the real thing soon (once I figure out how to work my machine). Be sure to join in on all of the fun going on over at Sew Many Cards!!!!!

Sew Many Cards New Release Reveal!!!

Hasn't this been a fun week? I sure hope you joined in on the games and challenges! Here is my new release project with Jaden and the Butterfly - isn't this a sweet image? It was so fun to work with - you are going to love it, too! I used my copics and some glitter pens for the butterfly and some wonderful basic grey papers and I think it turned out really sweet! I can't wait to see what Angela makes next!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spread the Love for Jaimie

Here is the card I am sending to Jaimie. If you haven't heard about this little 11 year old girl and the tragedy that happened please go read more here . You will also find the address on this blog to send your cards to as I'm sure when you read her story you will want to send her something, too. I made this a while back when I was playing around and trying out for a design team. I just thought it was fun and whimsical and I hope it will bring a smile to Jaimie's face!

Practical Scrappers 3 Ribbon Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers is to use 3 different ribbons on your project. I had some great Halloween ribbon I've been wanting to use so I decided to scrap these photos of Logan. There are some awesome layouts on the site today - be sure to go check it out as I'm sure you will get loads of inspiration! Plus.....there is a tri-challenge going on!!!! Come on and join in the fun!

Pixie Cottage Blog Candy

WOW!! If you haven't been over to see the new Pixie Cottage stamps - you must go visit! This new line of stamps is too cute! Plus if you go here you can get all the details on how to win these wonderful new stamps in the picture above plus get more info on the new mystery artist. I adore the little girl pulling the sled - if you browse around the DT blogs you will see an amazing card made with this stamp. LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sew Many Cards - Sneak Peek!

Isn't this fun? I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks so far! Here is mine and I promise you that you will be in love with this image when you see the final reveal! Be sure to come back on Tuesday to see my project revealed. Also be sure to check out Trish's sneak peek today, too.