Friday, December 30, 2011

Super Cool

I think my daughter hasn't realized yet that it is she thinks she's supposed to wear sunglasses everywhere yet!  In of all the house?  When it's 8:00 PM at night?!?! 

Strange, but she sure thinks she's cool!

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SSD Sketch #108

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #108 with Skipping Stones Designs!

 Jen Del Muro has provided us with another fun sketch this week! Sadly, this is the last sketch of the month.  Where did the month go? 

I sure have enjoyed Guest Designing with SSD!

My card:
I used two of my favorite stamp sets from SSD!  The butterfly and sentiment are from Always Here and the stamp I used to create the pink textured paper is from Timeless Textures.  Two great sets!


Have a wonderful day!  Make sure to check out the SSD blog to see all the wonderful creations from the ever so talented DT and GDT members!!


Celebrate with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge:


Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

Well, we are still celebrating Christmas here, so I used this challenge, to create yet another Christmas card! 

Close-up of Flowers and Sentiment:

Sweet Stamp products used:
May The Peace (Main Sentiment)
Merry Christmas Script (Inside Sentiment)
Shades Dye Ink Duchess Rose
Red Rhinestones
Silver Rhinestones
Damask Embossing Folder
Authentique Paper Pad WONDER
Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock
Foam Dots
Circle Frame and Dies (Small Flower)
Cheery Lynn Design Olive Branches
108 Flower Dies
Have a wonderful day!




Cheery Lynn Designs: Celebrate

Monday, December 26, 2011

I Love Ornaments!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their family and friends!

We sure had a lot of fun with the kids!  They were so excited!  Nothing but playing this entire week with all the new goodies!!

Just wanted to quickly share some cards I created last week with the new stamp set "Tree Trimmings" from Stampin' Up I got. 

Have a wonderful day! Off to go play! :)


Sunday, December 25, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Anything Goes


I hope everyone is enjoying time with their family!  I sure am!  The kids are at such a wonderful age right now!

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint is:

Inspired By: Anything Goes

I used CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to add some shimmer to the poinsettia!

Have a great day!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Little Girl

I just LOVE this card!
The adorable little girl is from Stampin' Up.  The papers are from Authentique pad "Wonder".  I love that stack of paper.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!  I know there will be a lot of excitement in our household the next few days!  Today is when "Santa" visits our house!  So the kids will be so fun to watch!  They both are at such fun ages right now!  It's so sad they have to grow up so fast.

I have to admit, that I am pretty excited as well!  I love being able to ly around with them playing with all their new toys!!

Have a nice day!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Another Penguin Gift

Okay, I am so sorry it has taken me awhile to post this tutorial, but I have been busy getting ready for the holidays and most importantly been spending a lot of time playing with the kids!

I have really enjoyed making some cute little hand sanitizer packages to add in most of my holiday gifts this year.  But I believe I will be making them for Valentine's Day as well, as they are so easy and fun to make.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 2" x 11".

2.  Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2".

3. Fold on score lines; should look something like this:

4. Using an oval punch, you are supposed to punch between the 1/2" and 1 1/2" score marks. (This is the slot fot the hand sanitizer to fit through.  I actually don't own a 1" oval punch, so I just used a 1" circle punch, which works fine, it just overlaps a little bit, which isn't a big deal at all.

5. Adhere adhesive to the 1/2" section and adhere to the base to create the package; see picture below:

You can test to see if the sanitizer (or a mini lotion) to make sure it works.

6. Use Velcro to close the package.

7.  Embellish as you wish! :)

Have a nice day!



Ooh La La Creations: Anything But a Card

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Let It Snow!

Good morning!

I have one last quick and simple card I created for my last post at Creative Vision.  I can't believe how fast the last four months have gone!  My term there is now over, which is sad, as I had a blast designing with Creative Vision Stamps!

I used my favorite stamp set "Let It Snow", as I just am in LOVE with this snowman!  I guess it doesn't help that the kids and I are wishing we'd have snow for Christmas and want to be able to go outside and build a snowman!  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we will have snow this year for Christmas, which is such a bummer the snow really gets a person in the Christmas spirit even more. 

Have a nice day!



Paper and Such: Quick, Last Minute X-Mas Cards
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Snow
Crimbo Crackers: Must Be Christmas; Snowflakes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Bear

I created an adorable card using one of the adorable stamps I purchased from Lili of the Valley called James Bear - Pile of Presents. 

Close-up of the adorable Bear:

I used one of my Christmas Light Swag Die from Cheery Lynn to create a fun border!
I used Creative Inspirations Paint "Garnet" to add shimmer to the lights!

Have a nice day!


Cheery Lynn Designs: 'Tis The Season
Forever Friends: Must Include Animal; It's All Christmas
Sweet Stamping: Sparkle and Bling
Glitter Geeks: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Christmas Lights
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Diva's By Design: Christmas
Freshly Brewed: Christmas
Inky Impressions: Christmas Cheer
My Mum's Craft Shop: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Holiday Gifts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SSD Sketch #107

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #107 with Skipping Stones Designs!
 Jen Del Muro has provided us with another wonderful sketch this week!
Sketch #107:

My card:
I used stamp set Christmas Swirls for the ornaments!

A close-up of the ornaments, I just love how the turned out with the added shear ribbon on the top!

The ornaments take up a lot of room, so it is hard to see the piece of backgroud paper I created, so I took some in process pictures to share, as it turned out really neat and is soooo shimmery!

I useda stamp from the set Timeless Textures to create this fun patterned paper:
First I stamped it twice on a piece of paper.

Then I used a few of my Creative Inspirations Paint to add some shimmer and a sponge like affect.
I used CI Paints; Denium, Sky Blue, Silver Frost and Winter Frost!

Have a wonderful day!



Colour Create: Blue, Silver and White

Recipe with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge:

1 Ribbon/Border, 2 DP, 3 Embellishments 

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

Here's the card I created:

I just LOVE how this card turned out.  The use of the two stamps together is so elegant! I used ribbon to create my border.  Used two pieces of designer paper from the Authentique Paper Pad "Wonder"!  I just love that pad of x-mas paper, so elegant and fun! And for my three embellishments I used: rhinestones, pearls and a bow! Products Used:
Merry Christmas Script
Lace Tree
Oval Lace Frame Small
White Dye Ink
Shades Dye Ink Forest
White Embossing Powder
Authentique Paper Pad Wonder
Red Rhinestones

Have a wonderful day!



Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow Diva

I just LOVE this Snow Diva stamp! Faith, owner of Designed 2 Delight, created it for Whipper Snapper Designs!

My sister had called asking for a bright colored Christmas card to give one of her friends, keep in mind my sister is only 15, so she is at the age of lovely REALLY bright colors.  I think currently, her favorite color is lime green!  So I think this card should be perfect for her to give her friend! 
I love it!
Have a nice day!


Christmas Card Challenges: Non-Traditional X-Mas Colors
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Craft Your Days Away: Snowmen
Lexi's Creations: Non-Traditional X-Mas Colors
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Sunday, December 18, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: The Holiday's

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint is:

Inspired By: The Holiday's

Have a great day!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Trimming the Tree

It's my turn to host the challenge over at Designed 2 Delight!  I decided to go with "Trimming the Tree"!

With the holidays upon us let's see some holiday cards with beautifully decorated Christmas trees!! I just love the holidays and being able to put up our Christmas tree and decorating it with the kids!

I just love this snowman decorating the Christmas tree that Faith designed for Whipper Snapper Designs called Trim the Tree Snowman.

I added some bling bling to the Christmas tree!! :)

Have a nice day!


Friday, December 16, 2011

CI Paints Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Creative Inspirations Paint Holiday Blog Hop!

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to have a "HOLIDAY" blog hop to share some inspiration with you.

Plus we have some very exciting news!! 

Molly, owner of CI Paints, has added some wonderful Deliquesce Embossing Powders and Resplendence Glitters to her line of products!!  Check them out in the store.  They will be available the 1st of the year in 1/2 oz. jars!

If you just came from Kassi's blog, you are in the right place. If you just started on my blog, start at the beginning of the hop at Creative Inspirations Paint. You don't want to miss out on all the wonderful inspiration and a chance at winning some CI Paint products!


I'd like to share what I have created for the hop:

I used some Jeweled Inspirations in Siam for the bottom of the card to give it a little extra BLING!

Green Olive was added to the Christmas tree to give it a little more shimmer!

I added Green Olive to the green cardstock and Rustic Red to the red cardstock!

 I also created a little hand sanitizer package to go with the card!

Just two other versions I created as well.

Also with it being winter....although we haven't gotten any snow yet, believe it or not; one of my favorite CI Paints to use on wintery cards is Winter Frost. It's perfect for snow!!
I also used some Metallic Inspirations in Peridot at the top of this card. (This card kind of reminded me of a wrapped present with a big tag on it!)

 The Winter Frost makes it look like snow of the tree branches!! :)


Remember to collect all the letters from each of our blogs for your chance at winning the blog candy! My letter is "R"!

Our Holiday Hop will go until Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern, so you have the entire weekend to collect all the letters for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the CI Paint blog Sunday night!


Your next stop is Kianel's wonderful blog!

Here is the entire hop order:
Creative Inspirations Paint
Kendra <------- You Are Here
Creative Inspirations Paint


Enjoy the hop and all the wonderful inspiration!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Holidays!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Skating Penguins

Good morning!!  Have some more adorable hand sanitizer gifts to share with you this morning!!
I used the "Sakting Penguin" digital image from Designed 2 Delight!  My mom loves penguins and asked me to create some gifts for the ladies she works with.

I thought this image would be perfect!

I have one more I am creating with this image yet, that I will share as soon as I get done with it.

Have a nice day!



Top Tip Tuesday: Gifts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Adorable Snowman

Good morning stampers, today is my day to post on the Creative Vision Blog!  I created a cute snowman card to share today!  I just LOVE the Let It Snow stamp set.  I am using the snowman, snowflakes and two sentiments from the set for my card today.

First, I created a sketch to go off of:

 Then went to work creating my card....
 I used the adorable snowman for the top of my card and the let it snow sentiment for the bottom.  Added some snowflake dies, ribbon and some pearls to add the perfect touch.

I used another sentiment from the set for the inside, along with the snowflakes to add a little something to the inside.

I really like how it turned out and I hope you do as well.  I just love the colors together along with the wonderful stamps!! 

Hope you're having a wonderful week!



Creative Card Crew: Tis The Season
Papertake Weekly: I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
(Would Love some snow for Christmas!)
Tuesday Throwdown: For Someone Special
Hooked On Crafts: Christmas
Make My Monday: Red Ribbon
Paper Pretties: Ribbon
Paper Sundaes: Anything Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SSD Sketch #106 + Blog Hop

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #106 and a Blog Hop to feature many of the wonderful Texture Sets from Skipping Stones Designs!

If you just came from Stephanie's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers’ blogs. This month we are welcoming Tosha Leyendekker, Kendra Sand (myself!!) and Windy Robinson to our team as Guest Designers! Jen Del Muro will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the sketch we're using in today's hop!

Sketch #106:

 I love using textured stamps, as they are so much fun to use to create your own background!  I like creating my own papers!! 

My card:

I have to admit, I have never used music type stamps before, so for this card that was my goal.  I wanted to use the sheet music as I have used the other textured background stamps from this set already.  I didn't want to overdo it with all the textures, so I just used the sheet music from Timeless Textures. So thinking into it, I used the stamp to create a background sheet and then stamped it yet again with another ink to create two separate pieces, as if I were highlighting part of the song!  Got kind of creative with this one, really putting some thought into it!! Yay me! :)

The sentiment I used is from the set Christmas Swirls.

Head over to Katie's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Here is the entire blog hop list:
Skipping Stones Designs
Jen Del Muro
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Tosha Leyendekker
Karen Baker
Shannon Teubner
Stephanie Mino
Kendra Sand <---- You Are Here
Katie Gehring
Kandi Phillips
Windy Robinson
JoAnn Valderama
Wendy Jordan
Canvas Corp

Have a wonderful day! Enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!!



CES Challenges: Traditional Christmas
Creations by Gill: Red and Green
My Mum's Craft Shop: Traditional Christmas
The Paper Variety: Christmas Song Insp.
Let's Ink It Up: Christmas Projects

Chipboard with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge:


Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

I have recently really gotten into using chipboard.  For this challenge I decided I would create a layout for my little guy's album.

The layout I created:

I used the Cheery Lynn die set "French Flair" to cut out the piece of paper in white I stamped the "Vertical Birthday" for the main sentiment. As well as using the "Balloon Silhouette" to create my own patterned paper.

Close up pictures of the paper covered star chipboard pieces.  The bottom three I used Creative Inspirations Paint "Fairy Dust" to add shimmer to the entire stars.

On this star, I only used the paint on the colored stripes.

Lastly, I created these fun candles using a die from the "Cupcake" die set.  I then added CI Paints "Denium" and "Sunshine".

Have a wonderful day!