Wednesday, December 30, 2009

***Diedrich Dare Week #16!!***

Hi again everyone!! I have been completely absent from blogging over the Holidays, sorry! busy busy times. I promise I will be making my bloggy rounds again!!
BUT I am BACK with The Diedrich Dare Challenge week #16!!!!! WOO HOO!!
We have a GREAT sketch from Nicky again! :D

I whipped out a quick card using December 09 KOM from Unity! Real simple!

The Diedrich Dare also has HUGE NEWS!!!
Starting January, The Diedrich Dare will be sponsored EACH MONTH by AMAZING companies!!! which means there will be a PRIZE EVERY MONTH!! WOOO HOOO! Sweet right? Next week we will announce the first sponsor of 2010. Can you believe that it is almost 2010! Whoa Nellie! Tune in next week to find out what you can win!!
Check out the AMAZING DareDevils!!!

Cassie, Debbie, Heather, Jessica and Valerie are still busy with the holidays and won't have a post up today.

Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (a.k.a.Mom ;)
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean
Val Urtiaga

I hope you will play along with us!! Make sure when uploading to a gallery use DDSC16!! Come back and link it up to the Diedrich Dare Blog post!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

***Friends with flair post***

happy friday!
Real short FWF post for ya...busy busy holiday season!
Head over to The Unity Blog at 9AM CST to see the complete list of FWF hoppers!!
I was thinking ahead to Fathers Day looking at all the categories for submitting to Cards Creations 8 from Papercrafts Magazine...I submitted this but pretty sure it didnt get picked up, no emails yet. but congrats to all the crafty Unity lovin gals I know who did get picked up!! Yay!!
Anyways it is using the crossword puzzle stamp from the November 09 KOM and dp from october afternoon. really simple layout and I wrote the words inside. Little bit of distressing also on the image.

Stamps Used: November 09 KOM-unity Stamp company
Paper Used: Enchanted evening, white-papertrey ink, night light dp-October Afternoon
Ink Used: more mustard, not quite navy-SU
Accessories Used: Blue buttons, hemp twine
Thanks for stopping by!!
I hope everyone has the best Christmas EVER!! Merry Christmas!!
Till Later!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

***Diedrich Dare Challenge #15!!***

Happy Wednesday to ya!!
Today I have my post for the Diedrich Dare Challenge #15!!
Since xmas is next week, we will be taking next week off! This challenge will be going on for the next two weeks, so plenty of time to play along with us!!
Jack came up with an AWESOME sketch for today!! Thanks Jack!!! The Diedrich kids are just SO talented!!

And to make this challenge even Sweeeeter...Randi will be giving away A single un-mounted image from the Sweet Pea Fanatasy Art Collection by Ching-Chou-Kuik AND one of her handmade, whimsical cards!!!! OMheavens!!! I want to be eligible to win too!!! Winner will be announced when we resume on the 30th of December!

side note: Now I have been checking this company out this last week because Randi is always showing such Amazing, beautiful work as only SHE can...and I have to say I LOVE this line of images!!! And the NEW ONE OMG dying!!! Vamptastic, all you Twilight/Vamp fanactics (YES like me!) will LOVE it! SO head over to The Diedrich Dare Blog and play along!!! on to my take on the sketch!
I took the little strip in the middle as a really HUGE square LOL! Right, Jack? Thats how it was meant to be I know it!! :D hehe
I used Drucilla from the Moonlight Whispers line from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Does everyone know how much I love these stamps yet?? :D Love them!
I colored her up in Black and Orange colored pencils..She totally came to life as I colored her..LOVE this image! Sentiment is also from KKS but from the Josephine image.
I paper pierced around the edges and I kept everything close to the left side of the card, something different! Dp is Offbeat-BasicGrey, Ribbon from the middle panel and three rhinestones in each corner! I really love how this turned out! Hope everyone else does too!

Stamps Used: Drucilla, sentiment(Josephine)-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Paper Used: White, true black-papertrey Ink, Offbeat dp-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, basic gray-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, piercing tool, sponge, rhinestones-Kaisercraft, ribbon-hobby lobby

Check out the rest of the Design Team!!
Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee
Heather Schlatter (Another Big winner on the Club Anya Hop! CONGRATS!!! ;D hehe)
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich {A.K.A Mom}
Jess is having a little giveaway on her blog also!!
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko (One of Club Anys Huge hop winners!! Congrats Girl!!!)
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean (not playing along this week but show her some Love anyways!)
Val Urtiaga

Thank you so much for stopping by and I really want to see everyone playing along for a chance at that amazing image and card Randi is giving away!!!!
Till Later!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

***Club Anya Customer Blog Hop!!!!!***

YAY!! The day is here!! Club Anya Customer BLOG HOP!!!
Starting at 7 PM CST Head over to Club Anya Blog to see the complete list of ladies on the hop and start hopping!!!!
There is also chatting on the PCP Club Anya Group starting at 7pm CST till 10PM CST!!
My card features Miss Anya! She is shopping to her hearts content! I colored her with colored pencils and used a simple layout for the Farm Fresh Friday K.I.S.S. challenge! I ruffled red ribbon around the main image panel. The dp is some Me and My Big Ideas from last year...I have NO new christmas dp :(
LOL its all good!
Stamps Used: Miss Anya Collection- The Greeting Farm
Paper Used: White, pure poppy-Papertrey Ink, dp-Me and My Big Ideas
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, rhinestones, christmas sticker, red ribbon

Thanks for stopping by on your way through the hop!!!!
To find the complete list of Hoppers Go back to the Club Anya Blog!!
Till Later!!!

***MOJO Monday 117 card***

HI Everyone!!
Monday already and so much to do!! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful... Normally we would be Christmas Shopping but this year we will just be getting a few things for the kids, our finances are not good this holiday :( I know we will bounce back after the holidays, we will be good in time...

Anyways! I played along with MOJO monday #117 which fit PERFECT with the coloring I did this weekend!! I had this Dressy Anya all ready to go and the perfect sketch came along from one of my Fav Sketch sites!! Julee's Sketches are ALWAYS amazing!! Thanks Julee!!

I used Dressy Anya and colored her with colored pencils. I cut her out with my circle nesties and while in the Die I sponged lavendar ink onto the circle! Perfect touch for this beauty! Since I do not have a scalloped circle die I used ribbon I ruffled around the circle. The dp is Wisteria BasicGrey, I also used plum pudding and lemon tart Papertrey Ink cardstock. All the edges are distressed. Ribbon is old BasicGrey yellow and white striped. Sentiment is from Bevy of Butterflies Unity Stamp Set.

Stamps Used: Dressy Anya- The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Bevy of Butterflies-Unity
Paper Used: Wisteria dp-BasicGrey, plum pudding, white and lemon tart-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock, lavendar-SU
Accessories Used: Circle Nesties, sponge, ribbon-BasicGrey, scallop edge punch-SU, sticky red tape

Make sure you stop on back here for my card for the Club Anya Customer Blog Hop!!! More Anya tonight starting at 7PM CST!!!! Find out all the info on the Club Anya Blog!!I will be hopping along too!! It will be soooo much fun!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

***FWF post***

Today is Friday once again and it is time to celebrate Unity Stamp Company! Every week us customers sign up to make a project featuring Unity Stamps!!
The Unity Blog has the main list of 50 customers and the participating DT members! Check it out at 9 AM CST!! There is a random blinkie too to win a grab bag of 25 stamps!! Look for the Blinkie on your way hopping!!!
I should be about half way through so I will make this short and sweet and send you on your way through the hop!!
I have been really into making my cards featuring Unity Clean and Simple (or sassy I like to call it LOL!) I used some stamps that you might not have thought to put together! This just might be my new personal theme for FWF....Hmmm...I could definitely do that every friday...

Anyways here is my card... I used the November 09 KOM and put the Frame on white cs and stamped the lightbulb image inside! Funky huh? I colored with colored pencils and added crystal effects to the lightbulb. I distressed the edges for a vintage look. The sentiment is from the same kit. I stamped that directly onto Kraft PTI cs and added Faux stitching... Clean....and Simple!!

Stamps Used: November 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft, white-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, more mustard, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencil, white gel pen, crystal effects-SU

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend and enjoy the hop!!
Till Later!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

***Clara in Holiday colors***

HI everyone!!
Yesterday was such a great day sharing my new exciting news!!
I played along with the SCS color challenge the other day...I used scarlett jewel instead of the purple toned eggplant color.........OOPS!!!!!
Well these colors fit Clara from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!! GOSH I LOVE these stamps..... I am very blessed to have such a kind and giving friend who has helped me stay stocked in Kimmie Grey rubber for xmas!! Thanks hun! :D MWAH!
I also used Mercy's Tuesday you might of recalled I used it for yesterdays card but I actually made this card first!!

Here is my card....
I colored Clara with colored pencils...desperately trying to get better with these... Her coat is paper pieced with scarlett jewel. Dp is 7 gypsies I found laying around. The buttons are paper buttons again made with ripe avacado papertrey ink cs. Seems very christmas-y as I look at it now! Now if I just had Verve's new christmas sets for the sentiments...Wouldnt those be perfect here?? I think so!!
Stamps Used: Clara, sentiment from Josephine-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Paper Used: 7 gypsies dp, scarlett jewel, white, ripe avacado, lemon tart-Papertrey ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock-SU, scarlett jewel-PTI
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, paper piercer tool, 1/2" punch, crystal effects-SU

Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

***I am a Daredevil!!!! Woo Hoo!!***

Hey everyone!!
Here is my REALLY EXCITING NEWS!!! I am now a DAREDEVIL for The Diedrich Dare Blog!!
Jess and her kids are SO amazing and creative!!
I was so Blown Away when I got the email last week from THE Jessica Diedrich asking little 'ol me to be part of the 13 Daredevils!!! WOW right???
So what did I say?? YES!! In about 2 minutes flat!
I am so giddy to be playing along with this AMAZING group of ladies!! All so talented!!
Thanks Jess for asking and to all the ladies for welcoming me with open arms!!
This week we have an inspiration from Madelynn, She is into Wizards of Waverly place and found this COOL plate! Those colors are so bright!! Perfect for any girl!
I was inspired by the colors and circle shape! I thought 80's Anya would work great colored in those great Bright colors!! As I was looking through my Dp i found this great pinkpattern and ran with it! I used Mercys Tuesday Sketch #51 while I was at it! I used a circle instead of the main panel being a rectangle!! The sentiment is Verve Starstruck set!
Hope I did good for my first Daredevil post!!!
Stamps Used: 80's Anya-The greeting farm, sentiment-Starstruck-Verve Stamps
Paper Used: Bittersweet dp-BasicGrey, white, razzleberry fizz-papertrey Ink
Ink Used: versafine onyx black, rose romance-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, true black ribbon-PTI, circle nesties, paper piercer, rhinestones

Make sure and Run and see the other Daredevils creations!!!
The 13 is complete!!
Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee (Wont be posting today)
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (a.k.a Mom)
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean
Valerie Urtiaga
And a big welcome to the new member with me Val!!! congrats girl! Woo HoO!
Thanks SO much for sharing this amazing new adventure with me and Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you play along with us!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

**My Mojo Monday 116 Card**

Howdy Peeps!
Yesterday was Monday and MOJO monday none the less! This week is the contest week and up to 7 winners could win a Verve Stamp Set!! I really do LOVE Verve..they are such a great company!
Soooo I played along! :D Yay!
I just couldn' do a circle image panel this time...In almost every post for the last week I have been using circles LOL! But I did do the circles behind. I used textured paper, dp and spring moss cs and 'bugged them with the Swiss Dots folder, and sponged with ink. The dp for the main panel is from Eva-BasicGrey line...Still had some left in all this time!
I thought those colors went PERFECT with Josephine from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!! She is eclectic and bohemian chic! (Thank You D for the amazing pressie)
Ribbon is spring moss from PTI and button is Foof-a-la!
Here it is......

Stamps Used: Josephine-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Paper Used: White, true black, spring moss-Papertrey Ink, textured perfect plum-SU, Eva-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Certainly Celery, more mustard, river rock-SU, versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: spring moss ribbon-PTI, Circle NEsties, 'bug, swiss dots folder, colored pencils, copic V09, button-Foof-a-la, sakura gelly roll sparkle pen

Thanks SO much for stopping by today, I hope you liked my card!
I have a Really, really HUGE&EXCITING announcement Tomorrow...Stay Tuned!!!!!
Till Later!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

**Gift card holder**

Hey everyone!
I played along with the Crazy 4 Challenges #14 and Kimmie challenge #9!

The challenge for both was to make a Gift Card Holder.
I looked on SCS and found a tutorial from Beate for a Tea Bag Holder and used that, worked great for gift card holder too! Room for 2 gift cards!
I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Piper and colored her with colored pencils to match the marrakech dp I used. Pretty simple layout. Ribbon is Spring moss from Papertrey Ink.

The inside...
Stamps Used: Piper-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, sentiment-Bevy of butterflies-Unity
Paper Used: Marrakech dp-BasicGrey, spring moss, white, enchanted evening, melon berry-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, spring moss ribbon-PTI, sticky tape, bone folder, circle nestabilities
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Till Later!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

**Whimsical Fairy Superstar**

Hey everyone! Just a real quick post today.
I played along again with the Diedrich Dare! Wednesdays are such FUN days now seeing the little sketches and challenges Jess' talented kids come up with!
Nicky gave everyone a sketch and he made a doosy! I didnt finish making this card till thursday night...stumped me big time!
here is the sketch...
and here is my card..
I used Spring Fairy digi from The Greeting Farm, colored her with colored pencils. This card ended up in all primary colors!!
Didnt start that way, I usually never use these colors but once I colored the fairy I had to change the dp I had chosen before and get this dp from Marrakech BG line.
For the little astericks in the middle I used ribbon and brads around the image.
The buttons are paper buttons...didnt have the right color so I made them with lemon tart pti cardstock..just punched the circle 4 times and glued them together, punched the 4 holes with my piercing tool then covered with crystal effects.. Really fun way to make your own buttons!!
Stamps Used: Spring Fairy Digi- The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Starstruck-Verve Stamps
Paper Used: Marrakech-BasicGrey, lemon tart, enchanted evening, white-Papertrey ink, riding hood red-SU
ink Used: printer ink
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, 1/2" circle punch, crystal effects-SU, ribbon, brads, paper piercing tool, sakura gelly roll sparkle pen

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!

Friday, December 4, 2009

**FWF....My daily List**

Hey Friday gals!!
I am back in the FWF for Unity List!!
Missed you ALL!
Check out The Unity Blog for the complete list of FWF participants!!

I have been busy lately and found some time to make a card!!
Very Simple card...Its my Daily List! :D My day feels VERY complete with all these things!
Maybe not the shopping right now, but Christmas shopping is right around the corner for me! Yay!
Used the SCS color challenge, vanilla, black and suede for this card... distressing and paper piercing and Done.
Unity handles made this work possible!! I could NOT live WITHOUT them!! They were the best Christmas present a year ago!! Stick all these different stamps on the D Handle and voila!
Easy Peasy lemon squeezy!!
Stamps Used: Nov 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Vintage cream, true black, kraft-Papertrey ink
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, river rock-SU, versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: paper piercer
Thanks for stopping by!!
Make sure you leave all the Ladies some LOVE!!
Till Later!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

**MOJO-rific Piper card**

I worked on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch #115...
I really wanted to use Piper from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps because those stamps just ROCK! LOVE them all!!

Still trying to JUMPSTSTART my MOJO...
with little pushes from my friends ;D Thanks ladies...MWAH! I think it might be working...

I colored her with colored pencils...I have THREE working copics :( not enough to color her up... SO I gave my pencils another try. I matched her to this dp from the BasicGrey Eerie glad it wasn't only Halloween patterns and you can use these papers for any time!
This card is 4 x 4 with the circles the largest and second largest Circle Nesties dies. I paper pierced around Piper and the main dp panel. Sentiment is from Bevy of butterflies Unity set. A little distressing, ribbon...and VOILA!
Stamps Used: Piper- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, sentiment-bevy of butterflies-Unity
Paper Used: Eerie dp-BasicGrey, white, true black-PTI
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, barely banana, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Orange ribbon-HL, circle nestabilities, colored pencils, paper piercing tool
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by...I seem to be in a bit of a slump and all the comment love really helps me get back to 100%! :D
Till Later!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

**Christmas Witch?? MTSC#50**

Seeing by that title you can probably assume my head is a little foggy because of my cold, right??
Well this week and month Beth over at Stamp Insanity Stamps
is sponsoring....
Mercy's tuesday sketch challenge!

I played along with MTSC# 50!
I am a little familiar with that line of stamps if anyone can recall ;D I was glad for a reason to dig this image out of my pile and color Morgan I was coloring my daughter Morgan came along and asked, "is that Morgan, Mom?" She knows all the Morgan stamps I have :) She is always so tickled when she sees a new Morgan set! She will be quite the crafter when she gets older

Anyways I colored Witch Morgan in red and black, I figured she could be flying at any time right?? Its Christmas coming, she could be Santas helper? LOL! So I paired her with Unity november 09 kom sentiment "All you need is faith, trust & pixie dust..." A little paper piercing, ribbon and some red striped paper from Me & my big ideas it was all finished..

Stamps Used: Morgan's Spell-Stamp Insanity Stamps, sentiment-nov 09 KOM-Unity
Paper Used: White, true black, pure poppy-PTI, Dp-Me&My big ideas
Ink Used: black ink, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, circle nesties, true black PTI ribbon, paper piercer

I hope you like my card!
I am not feeling too mojo-rific today...gotta get back in the groove soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!