Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 12 of 2011

Karin "With an i for Paper" is hosting a year in review.
Check out all the details HERE to play along!!!

It is always fun to look back on what I created.  Sometimes I cringe and other times are my faves from the year in no particular order...

#1 - Simple Stories paper and a Whimsie Doodle image

#2 - Whismie Doodles image

#3 - Whimsie Doodles image and My Time Template

#4 - Whimsie Doodles image and SRM stickers

#5 - Verve Stamps and a bloom inspired by Yvonne Yams' guest blogger Erum Tasneem

#6 - Stamp Fairy Image

#7 - Your Next Stamp

#8 - Amber Ink images (I ended up making 3 of these for all the little ones turning 1 in my extended family!!!)

#9 - Your Next Stamp

#10 - Your Next Stamp

#11 - Verve stamps

#12 - Your Next Stamp

What a year!!!  Thanks for stopping by!  Here is hoping 2012 is filled with lots of crafty inspiration and fun challenges.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What a Year!

Karin Martin is hosting "A Year in Review" blog hop.  Spread the word and then be sure to join in the fun starting tomorrow!  Check out all the details HERE!!!  Let's get everyone to link up their top 12 cards of the year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Bauble

It has been too long since I played along with Card Patterns.  Each week I put together a "wish list" and then WISH I could finish every challenge on it!  This week I actually found time and put together something on the CAS side using Whimsie Doodles' Reindeer Bauble.
All my cards are now in the mail, including this one - phew, I am definitely avoiding the last minute card rush next year. 

Details:  Image - (Reindeer Bauble) Whimsie Doodles, Ink - SU, CS - PTI, PP - DCWV, Button - PTI, copics and twine.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December SFYTT

It is beginning to look alot like Christmas.  There is no snow on the ground, but still lots of Christmas to be found!  I am slowly getting thru my Christmas card list and hope to get the majority in the mail today.  Yikes, I think this may just be the latest I have ever sent out cards!  Here is one more Christmas card using the December SFYTT.

How about a little Verve for the final sketch of 2011...

Whew...I am excited that I played along all year and I am looking forward to playing along in 2012!
Here are links to my cards for each month in 2011:


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Whimsie Doodles Sketch Challenge

It is time for the Whimsie Doodles monthly challenge, this time it is a sketch inspiration (yay!). 

What's up for grabs if you play along?  One random winner will win an image of their choice and one random winner amongst the top 3 design team selected entries will be a guest designer for the month of February!  How fun is that???!!!  Check out the Whimsie Doodles blog for all the details and to link up your own creation.

Now on to my creation, which is a Christmas card using Treat for Puppy (1 more card to cross of the to do list!).  Who can resist Santa Claus? 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Details:  Image - (Treat for Puppy) Whimsie Doodles, Sentiment - Verve, PP - Basic Grey, CT PTI, Floss - Martha Stewart, Embossing - Cuttlebug, copics, and glossy accents.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Decor

Here is a gift idea for the person on your list who loves snowmen...

Now you may recognize this little guy from a card I made a couple weeks ago.  I really liked him combined with the Simple Stories paper, so I decided to make him into something more permanent than a card.  This is a framed piece that I plan on giving as a gift.  No worries though, I bought 2 frames and have another snowman ready to go - I think I need one of these for myself too :>) 

See the little birds - this is why I LOVE digis! I took the bird the snowman is holding and resized him (or her) smaller, plus flipped some. 

Here are the challenges my project is for:
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...That's the Raise the Bar challenge #86.  Check out the post - they are in search of DT members!
Paper Sundaes Challenge #98 - Sundae Bar - my toppings for this week are red and stitching.
Wee Memories Challenge 78 - Free For All

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Details: Image - ('Tis the Season) Whimsie Doodles, Sentiment and Snowflakes - (Christmas in the Air) Verve, PP - (25 Days of Christmas) Simple Stories, CS - PTI, Ink - Momento and Tim Holtz, copics, Glossy Accents and a circle punch - SU.

Amber Ink Blog Hop Winner!

It is time to announce the winner of the Amber Ink 2nd Annual Blog Hop.  Each stop along the hop was giving away the image used by the designer!  My card used "Yoga Elf" and the winner is...
#1 !!!!!
Congrats to Michelle!!!  Please send me your e-mail addy so that Yoga Elf can move into your house!  He has been a little mischevious so don't trust his zen like pose!!!
Plus, Michelle is now entered in the grand prize drawing...she may just win her own Elf on the Shelf prize package!  Be sure to check out the Amber Ink blog to see if you are a winner!


Monday, December 5, 2011

2nd Annual Amber Ink Holiday Blog Hop

*** Second post for today, scroll on down for the Whimsie Doodles December release ***

Welcome to our second annual 
This year our alumni are tapping into their inner elves for some fun and frolic.

We've made our list but you'll probably want to check it twice.
Or check it thrice. We just don't know who'll be naughty or nice.

There are 23 commenting spots to be precise
And 23 prizes to help entice.

So see those badges down below?
Roll the dice. Let elf magic flow…

Hop Monday thru Tuesday and the gift winners will be drawn on Wednesday.  One Grand Prize winner will receive an Elf of the Shelf gift set, so be sure to visit every single elfin spot. The final list will be sent to Santa, so remember… the only person you are really competing with is your elf. 

There is an elf that lives in my own house during the holiday season and he reports back to Santa each night (we know, we saw Santa yesterday and he confirmed it!  Plus, Santa knew a lot about what was going on in our house!).  My children love getting out of bed in the morning (shockingly so) to find the new location our elf is sitting.

This little guy is for my DD so that she will have an elf in her room each day.  She could also take the tag off and turn it into a bookmark.

Thanks for coming. Now hop on to Jenn's blog!!!
Head over to the Amber Ink blog if you get lost along the way or in case you need to take a break for hot chocolate and sugar cookies!