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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Barb: Happy Turkey Day...New Image Release

This is a special time---a new image release over at
CJ has been working hard to create some new beautiful images. You will definitely want to check them out
For this challenge we want you to use Bling, Bling, Bling
Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles

This week the "WINNER" will receive:
"3 IMAGES OF CHOICE" From Delicious Doodles! Along with the "WINNERS BADGE" to place on their blog!
The "TOP 3 WINNER'S" will each receive "ONE IMAGE OF CHOICE" from CJ and COWGIRL UP IMAGES!

When I received CJ's new image, I knew just what I wanted to create with it. This card is called a
"Spring Card." (The directions for making it can be found below in the RECIPE.) We were to add lots of bling to our project. I started with this fancy DP and paper pieced some of the feathers.  The other feathers were the reverse side of this paper.I added the foil leaf stickers and used glitter for the sentiment as well as the waddle. I outlined the feathers with a black Gelly Roll pen.The coloring was done with prisma pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. I trimmed some of the card with a gold leafing pen. I can picture this at each place setting on a Thanksgiving table!! (Guess I better get crafting!)
Stickers: Nicole
Glitter:  Doodlebug sugar coating
Gold leafing: Krylon
Colored with Prisma Pencils
Highlighted with black Gelly Roll Pen
Card Design: 
Spring Card

I hope that you enjoy my card and will try to make one or more for your Thanksgiving decorations or to send to a special friend or relative! Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow our blog.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
crafty creations challenges:  Autumn
abc-challenge: G is for glitter
paper take weekly:  Sparkly & Bright
craft your passion challenges: Add glitter and sparkle
totallypapercrafts: Bling it on
inktegrity design team blogspot: Anything Goes
stamping vacation:  Occasion oasis: Thanksgiving Nov 23rd
flourishes-timeless-tuesday-challenge: Anything goes but buttons and bows 
just inspirational: shaped cards
moving along with the times: A card for a child
Lexi's creations:  Anything Goes
Wee Memories:  Free for All
the paper players:  Anything Goes
one stop craft challenge:  Anything Goes plus a blog hop

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Barbara: Halloween Treats

I wanted to make a little"Halloween Treat" for some special friends. I was browsing in the Dollar Tree and happened to see these little clear plastic treat boxes in the baby shower section. I removed the pink ribbon and the creative juices began to flow!!  I stamped the images with white chalk ink and colored them with Prisma Pencils...easy peasy!!! You can almost see the little tag on two of them that says "Happy Halloween." on the other box, the purple ribbon says "Happy Halloween."  I filled them with some little chocolate treats and wrapped the box with decorative ribbon. I hope they will enjoy a little Halloween cheer.

Stamp: Witch: Your next Stamp
            Frank: Michael's

Hope you enjoy my attempt at staging these pictures LOL!!  Thanks for visiting this blog. Please feel free to follow and/or comment.  Have a safe and fun HALLOWEEN.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Simple Doodles: Shape Challenge
Prairie Fairy Designs:  Candy Cover
Dutch Dare-card challenges: Halloween
Stampin for the Weekend: Halloween/fall
Ooh-la-la-creations Challenges: Scary Stuff
Pennys Challenges: So Long as it Flies
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes

Barbara Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge BLOG HOP

HALLOWEEN is the theme for this week at Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenges.  I used one of CJ's cute images for this card.

 Recipe: Easel Card
Image: CJ's
DP: Target
Cardstock, Boo Sticker, ribbon, and G stamp: Michael's
Craft Punch: Martha Stewart
Coloring: Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils
This week's sponsors for the challenge are : Crafty Ribbons and Whiff of Joy
The winner, of this week's challenge will recieve this bundle of ribbon and more, plus 2 images from CJ and a winners badge! Here is a picture of the ribbons from. Crafty Ribbons

The top 3winners will each receive one image form CJ and a winners badge.
All challengers must hop along the Posse Name list and comment on each blog to win. We will be checking:)
To win the candy,you must leave a comment on the CHALLENGE BLOG stating which Posse card or project you liked best and why.
Special drawing ~ Challengers that use any one of CJs images will be entered in a special drawing for a grab bag of goodies and images.

Challengers are encouraged to use Halloween Images for this hop, however we realize that not everyone celebrates Halloween so as long as you enter with one of CJs images your name will be put in for this special drawing.

Posse Design Team:

THEN BACK TO THE Challenge Blog
Don't forget to leave a comment on each Posse's Blog and to return to the Challenge Blog.  Then please vote for the entry you feel is the best. Good Luck!!!

Have fun and enjoy all the posse designs!!!

Thank your for visiting this blog, please feel free to follow us :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Challenges: October Digi Day
Drunken Stampers: Halloween

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Barbara: Frank:Trick or Treat

This card was designed for a special friend.I had so much fun using a sketch from
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge. I love all the Halloween Colors!! Don't you just love my creative staging??? Really you can't see to much of the berries. (You can check my other posts to see these pretty berries and leaves.)

DP, stamp; Ribbon: Target
Cardstock and stamp: Michael's
Sentiment: a free digital stamp, sorry I am not sure of the artist

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Halloween
Baby Bud Designs:  Halloween
Paper Pretties: Green, purple, & orange

Barbara: Happy Halloween

Decided I needed to get busy and make a few Halloween cards.  As you can see on my blog, the holiday is coming sooon!  This Zig Zag card is one design that I had not tried before and it challenged me. Thought it turned out cute and will definitely use it again. 

Recipe:  DP & ribbon :Target
Stamp: Your Next Stamp. both the witch and the adorable cat
Digital stamp: inside, free digi stamp and sorry can't remember the artist
Punch: Martha Steward
Stickers: Recollections
Stamp Pad: white- G chalk pad
This card idea was originally seen on this blog:

Thank you for visiting this blog.Please feel free to follow and/or leave a comment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Dutch Dare: Color challenge: green, orange, purple, black
Your Next Stamp: Negative image
The Crafty Pad:  Distressed or torn edges, the edges on this card are distressed
One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes/ Embellish It
Stampin Royalty Challenge: Ribbon
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Boo-rific Challenge
Pollycraft challenge blog: Purple, green, & one other

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Barbara: Cowgirl Up Challenge

Howdy- Cowgirl Stampen Sunday Challenge Time Again......
This week we are asking your to make your own background paper (DP).  This was challenging for me! The sponsor this week is the talented Michelle Perket.  This is her beautiful image that I used on the following card.

I embossed the pink glossy paper on the cuttlebug machine as well as the white cardstock. This beautiful image was colored with Copic markers and hilighted with Prisma pencils. I also used the Viva gold leafing pen to trim the edges of the image and color the gold column.  The colored pearl are actually stickers from Michael's.  This unique sketch was designed by the talented Allison, one of our posse members.This week Michelle will be giving:

"3 IMAGES OF CHOICE"to the "WINNER"Along with the "Winners Badge" to place on their blog!
The "TOP 3" will each win:
"1 IMAGE OF CHOICE FROM CJ"!along with the "Top 3 Badge" to place on their blogs!!

Don't forget to mark your calendar's for October 24th! We will be having a blog hop! There will be candy and a special drawing for everyone that uses one of CJs new Halloween Release Images from this month!
So hop on over to COWGIRL UP DIGITAL STAMP RANCH"and take a look at all of the new Halloween Images!!
 I hope that you enjoy my card and will join our challenge over at : Cowgirl Sunday Challenge. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog:)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Inspirational:  stamped
Karber Monthly Challenge: fantasy  (open 'till 10/31)
Crafty Ann's Challenge:  1digital image stamp and favorite coloring medium (Prisma Pencils)
Digi Doodles:  image of a person

Friday, October 8, 2010

Barbara: Girly Girl 10/10

The Cowgirl Posse at Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge invite you to join us in another weekly challenge.  This is a "Girly Girl" Challenge. Please use pink with green or purple and include pearls on your project. 

Girly Girl is one of my favorite challenges. I have a granddaughter who is very much a "girly girl" and she helped me design this card. I colored first with copic markers then highlighted with Prisma Pencils. (Notice the red streaks in her hair!) I also paper pieced her dress and the cup. I LOVE the new Viva Pearl pen and the indescent glitter liner. They just make this image pop. There is plenty of room inside to stamp a sentiment or write a little note.

The sponsor for this week is: PollyCraft.  The winner of this challenge will receive a $10.00 Voucher to spend at the Pollycraft store. The top 3 winners will each receive 1 image of choice from CJ.

Recipe: Image- CJ's. Tea Cup Fairy digital stamp.
DP: Ck Scrapin Creations, K &Stamp Company
Embellishments: Viva indescent Glitter liner, Viva Pearl Pen, Gell Roll Glitter pen
Spellbinders: Square background paper that was swished with pink Close to my heart ink. I also swiped the flowers with this.
I hope you like my Girly card. Please feel free to leave me a comment and/or follow this blog.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Polly Craft: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
A spoonfull Of Sugar: Sparkle and shine ( Notice the wings :)
Craftalicious Challenge:  Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenges:  Glitter/Bling
Elephantastic Challenges:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad:  Something for a friend
Pollycraft Challenge Blog:  "It's a Fairytale"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Marcia: Halloween Spider Treat

This project was our second project for my stamp club. This is such an easy project that I am going to make these for my daughter's kindergarten class for their Halloween party. I am sure she will want to help make them too.  First I cut the Halloween DP with a scalloped circle punch then cut a black cardstock circle and placed it on top. The legs were small strips of cardstock, just bend the legs a little at the end. Finally add the googly eyes and attach to a lollipop (this one is the caramel/apple pops, so yummy!). You could even add a bow on the stick if you wish. Notice that I even tried to stage this photo!!!!

Special thanks to CTMH consultant "Cassie" who created the original design of this project.  This and other Halloween projects can be viewed by heading to the CTMH Halloween blog hop.  Head to Tresa Black's bog to begin:

Recipe: DP: JoAnn Fabrics
            Scallop circle and plain circle punches
            Eyes: Michael's

Marcia: Paperbag Halloween Card

This darling card was our project for my last stamp club. It was fashioned from a lunch sized paper bag!!! It turned out so cute, Everyone just loved it. We folded the bag, flap inside almost in half, leaving just a little flap to tuck in under the ribbon. The inside and outside edges were swiped with black ink to give the distressed look. The raw edges of the flap were trimmed to neaten it. A flap holder was created with a piece of black cardstock and embellished with ribbons.  The second picture shows the inside of this card and the poem that was glued inside.

Special thanks to Aaron Brown's YouTube video on how to create the paper bag card, as well as Vicki Wizniuk's (CTMH consultant) for inspiring this design.

Recipe:Close to My Heart black ink, bigger brads, and Hooligans papers.
            Ribbons and mummy stamp from Michael's.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Everything but the Kitchen Sink:  Inspiration Challenge
digidoodle: "Orange"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Barb: Halloween Treat Holder

Announcing CJ's New Halloween Images at Cowgirl Sunday Challenges!!!
This is a brand new image from CJ. Don't you just love it?? The challenge this week at Cowgirl Sunday Challenge  is Anything Goes!! So get out all your crafting supplies and let your creative spirit soar.   The winner of this challenge receives 4 imaged from CJ. The Top 3 winners each receive 2 Images from CJ.   You can even choose from some of the marvelous images that CJ just created.  All of these images are available at the store! "NEW RELEASE IMAGES ARE ON SALE"at 20% OFF!.. Just in time for all of your Halloween Creations! Hop on over to  COWGIRL UP DIGITAL STAMPEN RANCH and grab yourself a super FAB Halloween Image, or two!

 What are your waiting for???? But first, please finish my blog :)

 I found this adorable template on line and couldn't wait to make this treat bag. It was so easy. I cut the bag from black cardstock, added the eyelets, and wove ribbon through to tie the bag together. Easy Peasy!!! The digital stamp is one of CJ's new releases. I colored it with copic markers and even did some paper piecing. The oval was cut from a Cuttlebug die and trimed with a Kyrlon gold leaf pen. I added some bling by using a gelly roller pen to make the black buttons and stitching.  On the back of the bag, I added a free digital image. When making your treat bag, don't forget to add a special treat. (I used 2 mini Rittersport candies.(Yum Yum) They actually are a little too large for this treat bag...but it works. Probably a few Hershey Kisses would work better. I hope my granddaughter's teacher will like this treat. You can tell that I like to spoil teachers! Believe can never spoil a teacher too much...they are hard working, caring souls. (I even tried to stage this photo..the apple!)
I am entering this papercraft into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Use any Halloween Sentiment..bonus a treat holder
 Paper Garden Challenge: Halloween Projects
Stamps r us:  Halloween
Polly craft Challenges:  No DP
Digi Doodles Shop:  3D
Create with connie and mary: Anything but a card
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog: Anything but a card

Thanks for visiting this blog. Please feel free to comment and/or follow us.

Barb: "Boo To You"

I am so proud to be chosen as a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp. The Theme this week is "Grow Your Own." We were to make our own flowers. On this Easel card, I made three flowers. Two flowers were made with punches and the other flower was an accordian fold flower. The middle flower is actually a sticker. The leaves were die cut leaves that I colored using stamp pad ink. I added shiny black and silver embellishments with Gelly Roll pens then added pearls with a peal pen. I also did some paper piecing on her had and dress. I colored her with copic markers. and swiped the edges of the white cardstock.

Materials used: 
 DP - Jo Ann Fabrics
Punches: Martha Stewart
Coloring: Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Pens
Sticker: Boo- Michael's
Dye Ink Pads: Close to My Heart
Sentiment: Free Digital Image

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
One stitch at a time: Spooky Halloween..Anything Goes
Paper Romance Challenge: Color Challenge: Black, pumpkin, creme

Thank for visiting this blog. Please feel free to comment and/or follow our blog.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Barbara: Morning Glory

This lovely digital stamp is from Create With TLC.  It is a marvelous blog that offers digital images as well as unique and clever sentiments. Some of these amazing digitals are free, some have a reasonably set price, and others you can name your own price. It doesn't get any better than that!!  Check them out, I am sure that you will find several that you just love.
This card was made using a sketch from: Paper Take Weekly.
Recipe: DP: K & Company
            Punch: ek
            Embellishments: Viva Pearl Pen, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen
I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
Create With TLC:  Use Sentiment and Image
Thanks for visiting this blog. Please feel free to comment and/or follow us.