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Monday, September 27, 2010

Barb: Pumpkin..Diamond Shaped card

I fell in love with this stamp that I just ordered fromYour Next Stamp , a lovely pumpkin image. It can be used throughout the fall seasom. I just had to craft with it. While surfing the web I found the greatest site: sas project tuesday. On there was a diamond shaped card. It looked so inviting, I just had to try it. The directions were so easy to follow and I just couldn't stop until it was completed. The sentiment says: Thank You....For Being You The difficult part is in deciding who should receive it!!!
After following the directions, using cardstock, I cut the designer paper and glued it in place. The image was stamped three times, twice on DP. I then cut out the large pumpkin and on the second sheet, the small pumpkin. I used pop dots to raise it to add dimension. The stems were colored with Prisma Pencils.

Recipe: Image: Your Next Stamp
DP: Michael's
Gold trim: Krylon gold leafing pen
embossing: cuttlebug
Sentiment: computer generated

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp:Thank You
Everybody Art challenge: Autumn
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Anything Goes
by the Cute and Girly:  Indian Summer
Craft Your Days Away: Autumn Doodles
Sarah Hurley:  Autumn
Caardvarks: Clean and Simple

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Barbara: Bee Thankful

Another Exciting Challenge from the COWGIRLS!!
This time we want you to use: 3 Designer Papers, 3 different flowers, and of course an image. We would love it if you used one of CJ"s adorable images, as I did!!  Once you are done, you can enter the challenge by clicking HERE


This is my card for the Cowgirl Stampen Sunday Challenge. We were to use 3 DP's. three different flowers, and an image. This card has lots of dimension and texture. All the flowers were handcrafted. 

Recipe: DP:  Kelly Panacci & Deja Views
Image: CJ Hollifield's..Cowgirl Up Designs
Colored: Copic markers and Prisma pencils
Shapes: Nellie's Multi Frames, Cuttlebug embossing die, Martha Stewart punch
Accents: Gelly Roll Glossy Pen,Tuskineko Gold Shimmer & Walnut ink, Martha Stewart brown luster glass microbeads

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Aqua, DP, and embellishments
Pile it On: red, green, brown
Sweet Stop Sketches: The sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Handmade flowers
Tuesday Throwdown: Paper Pleating (the flower is pleated)
Ellephantastic Challenge: Handmade Flowers
Creative Card Crew:  Fall
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog: B Themed Embellishments ( Brown luster glass microbeads)

I truly hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to follow this blog and/or leave me a message. I hope you will be challenged too!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Barb: It's hip to be Not square or rectangular!

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge this week is: It's Hip to be Not-Square (Any shaped card but square or rectangle)  Stop over at our blog   HERE   and check out the fabulous prizes that can be won just for entering. This week's SPONSOR ~ Delcious Doodles.
Delicious Doodles will be giving the winner"3 IMAGE'S OF CHOICE!"You can also win the "COWGIRL UP WINNERS BADGE" to display on your blog as long as you would like! The "Top 3" will be winning "1 Image of Choice from CJ"along with the "Top 3 Winners Badge" to diplay on your blogs as long as you would like! Sounds like a GREAT Challenge!!

 I want to take a moment to thank you for all the cards that were made for soldiers in the fields. I am sure they will be appreciated. It will also remind them that they are in the hearts of so many people. I would also like to remind you that we are still collecting these Christmas and Holiday cards.Please send all of your donated cards that you have created to:       
                                                                     CJ HOLIFIELD
15649 SH 148
BOWIE, TX 76230
Help us spread love and joy this year around the world!
My card, this week, is a "Step Card." I tried to do something unique with this challenge. I had not made a step card before but always have admired them. I choose one of CJ's images and lots of bright colors.
Recipe: Image: CJ's digital image 
            DP: Jo ann Fabrics
            Flowers: Martha Stewart Punches using DP
            Digital Image was colored with Prisma pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits
 I hope you enjoy "my take" on this challenge. Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss: Wild things
Sarah Hurley: Dots and Circles
Alphabet Challenge: unused stash
The Secret Crafter:  Anything Goes
Stamp Challenges: Digi Day
Everybody-Art: Shaped Cards
Corrosive Challenge: Clean Up The Dust
Stamps RUs: Child's Card
Glitterbabe: Anything Goes
High Hopes: Dots
Paper Play: All Shapes but square or rectangular

Monday, September 13, 2010

I Won This Blog Candy!!!
Can't wait to try this new stamp! Many thanks to the Starving Artist Stamps Blog.
The Starving Artist Stamps Blog is doing something special this month. To celebrate both a birthday on the 19th and to help promote the release of FOUR great new collections of images, they are going to be doing a "spread the word blog candy give away "every week during the month of September! You need to enter each week for each prize. In order to be eligible for this prize you have to help spread the word.

You can check out this blog and enter for a chance to win one of their new releases here:
This week we they be giving away a complete collection of their new DoodleFactory Halloween IV Gourds. Here is a DT card made with this image....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Barb: Merry Christmas, soldiers

Cowgirl Sunday Challenge is hoping that everyone will join in to make Christmas cards for soldiers, to sign and send home to their loved ones, through Operation Write Home. They don't have cards in the field so it will be great to give them cards to send home! There will be a special prize for a challenger who post  a Cowgirl Up badge and adds it to their side bar along with an explanation for the Christmas cards! We will be hopping around and picking the winners..

There will be a 1st, 2nd and Top 6!! prizes!!!! Sponsors of this event will be Whimsy stamps,Whiff of Joy and Cowgirl Up.

An address will be posted on the Cowgirl Sunday Challenge for everyone to send their cards to. These cards will then be sent and distributed to soldiers for their use. the soldiers.

You can find all the information HERE

This is my post as a posse member of Cowgirl Sunday Challenge:

Recipe: DP is from JoAnn's crafts
           Image: Whimsy Digital Stamps
           Trim: gold leafing pen by Krylon
           Pocket inside the card has a tag that says "Merry Christmas"

You will notice that I haven't used any glitter on this card. This is because modern glitters are very reflective, which means if a soldier gets any on him/her they are visible with night vision glasses, and therefore a target. Difficult though it may be, please do not use any glitter on your cards!! They will then be passed on to OWH where they will be packaged to be sent to the overseas troops. We are hoping for your help to make our soldiers feel special and loved.

Thanks for visiting . Please feel free to follow my blog. I hope you will consider entering this challenge and sending your card along to a soldier. Please feel welcome to send as many cards as you would like.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Craft: Let's go Dotty
Sentimental Sundays: Christmas cards for OWH
Simon Says: Holidays
A Spoonful of Sugar: Animal Crackers
Fussy & Fancy: Christmas Colours
Tellen's Place: Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenge: What Eva
Creative Cottage: Celebrations
Crafty Cardmakers: clean and Simple
City Crafter: for the boys (for the soldiers to send to their loved ones)
The Crazy Challenge: Bundle of Joy
Pear Tree Designs: Animals
Gingerloft Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Use a digital stamp

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Barb: Happy Birthday, bunny Challenge:(Anything Goes)

This is my entry for the Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampin Challenge

This stamp was created for a very special little girl who just loves to dance!!!
Recipe: This is a digital stamp from Michelle Perket :(
            The sentiment says: Happy Birthday
            I paper pieced the skirt, colored with copic markers and prisma pencils, I added dimension using
            glaze pens and gelly roll glitter pen. The bling is from Want to Scrap.I swiped the edges with pink 
            and layered the image.
            The card base is a G card that was folded.

Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampin Challenge has some fab prizes. Why not check them out? You won't be disappointed!  Click HERE

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Wiff of Joy: Sketch
Frosted Designs: Color/inspirational challenge
Charisma Cards: Song inspiration (Let's Dance)
Incy Wincy Designs: Celebrations
Meljen's Degisns: Stripes
Just Inspirational Challenge: Anything Goes
Stamp Something: Something Cute
The Secret Crafter Saturday: Clean and Simple
 OH,Alice: Sparkle
Timbroscrapmania: Free Theme
Pile it On: Pile on the layers
Gingerloft Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrappekammert: Anything Goes
OLaLa Creations Challenge: Stripes
Daisy Doodles: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: Clean and Simple
YNS: Anything Goes