Sunday, January 31, 2010

This week's color is Pink!

The design team got to work with some of the digital stamps the were created by our very own
Robin Willis for Squigglefly.
A randomly drawn winner from one of this week's participants will win 2 free digis of their choice from Robin's collection.

Here are my cards I made for this week.

Be sure to stop by TPE to see what the rest of the design team made this week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Cuttlebug Romance Card

Here's another card from the weekend that I made using my new Cuttlebug Romance bundle set from HSN. The hearts were part of the folder, I just pieced the embossing then cut them out. I just love these new folders, I only have one other one done so far and I can't reveal that til next week but maybe I'll get some more made so you can check em all out on actual cards. I noticed Im in a black and pink mode lately, love those colors together.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Cuttlebug Chandelier Folder

I made a bunch of cards this past weekend and had a chance to play with some of the new Romance folders from Cuttlebug. When I saw the chandelier I knew I "had" to have the set :) I made this card using Carol's sketch over at Carol's Sketch Fun I had to add a little bit of bling to the chandelier. I'll share some of the other cards later on this week.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Pink Elephant & Sassy Studio Designs Challenge

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studios and we have a recipe challenge to work with this week. The recipe is pink, polka dots and a bow. I made both of my cards today to also go along with the challenge this week at Sassy Studios which is to use pink and chocolate brown.

My first card I used the Decorate a Cake image from Sassy Studio Designs.

For my 2nd card I used the Sweet Cupcake Carli image and also the sketch challenge at Sweet Stampin Challenge

Be sure to head on over to TPE to see what the rest of the design team did this week.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #50

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, here's the sketch we're using this week.

And our challenge this week is sponsored by

My inspiration for my card, my precious 13 year old chocolate lab Amber, was sitting nearby when I was ready to take the pic of my card so I thought I should get her in the picture :) She doesn't seem too thrilled lol, she's usually not that pitiful, I think I had some food nearby or something that she was waiting for and pitifullness helps lol.

Anyway onto my card, I used one of Stampotique's stamps and did some paper piecing with the image on some patterned paper. All the background paper is from Reminisce. I thought this would be a cute card to give someone for a thank you for dogsitting.

Be sure to head on over to see what the rest of the Design Team at TPE made this week using some of Stampotique's rubber stamps.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #49

Our theme this week at TPE is a Birthday theme

I'd like to thank our sponsor this week, Kraftin' Kimmie. She let us play with some of her new stamps that were just released for our challenge this week.

I was immediately drawn to the Bird Fairy stamp but was intimidated by the details and the coloring involved. I decided to give it a try and after my third try I finally came up with an image I liked. Instead of a card this week I did a gift bag, something I never have enough of in my stash. I always spend all this time on creating gifts and run out of time to package them up cute. The pic isn't too great, the sun had already gone down by the time I was ready to take a pic.

Be sure to head on over to TPE to see what the rest of the design team made this week.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mini of the Week

I love mini albums and I'm always looking for new designs for them. I decided that I would share a mini a week on my blog for all you other mini lovers. This week's mini is perfect for a keychain or to clip onto a bag. It has 4 double sided pages to hold 8 pictures. This mini measures approximately 2-1/2" x 3-3/4". What I like about this little album is that it has a little case to protect its pages.
I found the tutorial on how to make this album at splitcoast stampers. If you're interested you can find it HERE
I did make a few alterations to the instructions for my album but it's pretty close.

I used Reminisce pattern paper and Coredinations cardstock for this album. Isn't that monkey paper just the cutest!? I have this little mini up for sale in my Etsy store but I'm thinking I just might have to make another to give my nephew & his wife for their little boy.
If you give this album a try I'd love to see what you make.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Card For My Birthday Card Challenge

I mentioned that I wanted to start a Birthday Card Challenge this year. I fail badly at getting Birthday cards made and sent out to family members and friends. I always have these great intentions but I just don't follow through. So this year one of my resolutions was to get my birthday card list ready the first of the month and get them made so they are ready to send out. Actually Im going to work a month ahead so this month I'll make January & February's cards then in February I'll do March's etc. so if I do slack a little it won't be too bad to catch up.

It's a pretty basic challenge just figure out what cards you need to do for the month and get them made AND sent out. I have challenged the gals over at Wisconsin Scrappers to join me, if you would like to join along feel free to share your cards with me by just leaving a comment with a link to your blog. Maybe once things get going I'll over some goodies :)

So for my first card I used a sketch I found online. I love working with sketches, they inspire me. So here's the sketch I used (and I can't remember where I got it from).

And here is the card I have made for my nephew who is turning 19 or is he turning 20? I don't remember lol. His birthday is tomorrow so he'll be getting it late but I will get it out (that's the 2nd part of my challenge, actually mailing it)

Stamp: Northwoods
Embossing: Cuttlebug on Coredinations cardstock
Diecutting: Spellbinders (oval and tree)

I just have one more birthday for January, my mother's is the 31st. I'll be posting hers late though because she reads my blog, "hi mom over in warm Phoenix!" :) They're lucky to not have to be in this cold weather in the winter. I'll be working on my Feb. ones too, there's 3 total and they're all male cards.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #48

2 Designer Papers, 3 Buttons and Snowflakes

This week's challenge is sponsored by Stamp Happens We got to play with some of the beautiful Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade papers and embellishments that Stamp Happens sent us. As soon as I saw the goodies I immediately thought layout. I was hoping to find some great snow pics but the ones I had just weren't right so I still made the layout with the amazing papers and I'll be making another page for photos. So now I have the challenge to get some beautiful pics our next snowfall or while Im out snowmobiling.

Head on over to TPE to see what the rest of the team did this week.