Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mini 2011 calendar for your purse....

I am frantically trying to get ready for 4 craft sales I have this month! I decided to try this tutorial from Papertrey Ink, for a mini calendar/photo album. When I first started it, I didn't realize how small it would be, but it is perfect for your purse. The photos would have to be small ones though but with today's digital world that isn't hard to do!!!!
So, here is the calendar closed with velcro dots, view from the front:
Here is the calendar open, like an accordian. It all fits right into itself. I put 6 months on one side and 6 months on the other side which left several squares for photos. I just printed the little calendars off the internet for free (PTI has a calendar stamp but it wouldn't get here in time!)

And the front view, close up. I hope the pearl isn't too bulky that it would fall off in someone's purse.......hmmmm, never thought of that!!! GULP!!!!

I will let ya know how it sells!!! LOL Let's all keep our inky fingers crossed that my stuff sells!! All profits will be put into my Australia lets hope I sell BIG!!!!! LOL Have a great day!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday Freebie #61


I am going to leave the Fabulous Friday Freebie posts at the top of my blog so they are EASIER to find for everyone!!! PLEASE scroll down to see my newest posts!!!! THANKS!!!

(yes, I know the date is has to be that way to keep this post at the top!!)

The lucky winner of last week's Friday Freebie of the Nellie Snellin DAWN & CHRISTMAS stamp is ....... ANNELIES

Congratulations Annelies!!!! Please email me with your snail mail address so I can get Simon to send you your goodies!!!

This week you can win American Crafts Dear Lizzy Remarks rub ons. Neat eh??

Requirements: All you have to do to enter is:

1. play along in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (this weeks theme can be found on the challenge blog - go check it out!!!!)

2. leave me a comment here with a link to your post that states you've entered it into the SSS challenge

3. add my blinkie to your sidebar

(I CHECK!!!!)

4. COME BACK next Friday to see if you are the lucky winner!!!

& you can WIN these goodies!!! (includes shipping!!) !!!!!! Tell all your friends too!!!!

Thank you to Heidi, Steph, & the girls at Simon Says Stamp for being SO AWESOME to work with!!! You all work SOOOO hard to provide us with EVERYTHING we need for our crafting addiction, so I just wanted to say THANKS one more time!!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Good luck!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kenny K challenge

Woooo!!! Where did time go?!?! It's been a couple weeks since I entered a Kenny K challenge - so here is one for their current challenge which is ANYTHING GOES! He just launched a new series of GUY STUFF go check them out!!! This image is from the Rock Squad collection and it is called HIP HOP DRUMS - isn't he so cool?? I used Glitz paper pad called Hey Dude, and kept it very simple. I added crystal effects to his shades and to his cymbals, but it is hard to see! I really need to rethink my photo booth!!! The sentiment is made with my Karen Foster snap stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! Wish me luck!!!!!


Blackleaf Studios - Step by Step

Hello everyone!!! I am here with Step by Step Thursday to show you how to make quick and simple gift tags using some of the newest and greatest digi images from Blackleaf Studios!!!!

Step 1: Print images (I used the new Holly leaves image) onto white cardstock (I printed 4 on a page so I could punch them out)

Step 2: Using circle punch or Nestabilities, punch out image, making sure you leave space to write on the tag. I used my Mega Circle punch.

Step 3: Punch out circles using Giga Scallop circle punch (or Nestabilities). This is a great way to use up those scraps!!!!

Step 4: Colour image, sponge edges if desired and adhere to scallop circle.

Step 5: Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the top for your ribbon. I used my Crop-o-dile.

Step 6: Attach ribbon. Stamp or handwrite on the tag.

Done!! You have a quick and easy gift tag that is sure to bring a smile to someone's face!!!! Have a great day!!!

Oldies but Goodies

Hello everyone!!! This weeks OLDIE BUT GOODIE that I am showcasing from Karen's Doodles is called FIRST SNOWFALL. Isn't it adorable?? I just love how Karen's images are so adorable, and so fun to colour! I used Green Galore & Brilliant Blue CS, and ran the GG through my snowflakes Cuttlebug folder. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch and the pearls are from my stash!!

This weeks challenge over at Karen's Doodles Challenge blog is GIVE THANKS!!! Head on over there to see the DT's fabby creations and join us this week!!!! IF you do, you can win:

•1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

Also, if you DO decide to join us, be sure to head to the Doodle Diva Gallery blog and enter your card for the Featured Diva contest!!! You can win 2 free images from Karen's Doodles there too!!!!! With all these chances to win, and the versatility and fun of Karen's Doodles, I hope you will join us this week!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Simon Says..... ALL white except the image


This week, the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog is ALL WHITE, except for the image!!!! This is always a challenge for me, but I like how this one turned out!!! The stamp is POPCORN BEAR, All Wrapped up from Crafter's Companion. Isn't he adorable???

I used white cardstock & shimmery white cardstock for the layers. I kinda cheated and used silver for the sentiment. The pearls and MS snowflake punch are all purchased at Simon Says Stamp Superstore. The white organza ribbon is from my stash - and sadly this is the last of it!!! Booo hoooo!!! The bear is coloured with Pebbles Chalks and copics. I used Polar White Flower Soft for the fuzzy parts of the bears coat and 3D Glittering Crystal paint on top of the ducks head.

Remember, you can win this:

And if you come back on Friday, you can enter to win MY Friday Freebie giveaway too!!!!! AND check out the rest of the DT blogs too, they have blog candy as well!!!! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!!!
I am also entering this into the ABC Christmas Challenge!! How fun!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Designed2Delight challenge - Laughing Giraffes!!

These cute giraffes were this weeks Freebie if you participated last week at Designed2Delight. Aren't they CUTE??? When I saw them, I knew instantly I wanted to use my heart Nestabilities & make either an Anniversary card or a card for my hubby. I decided to make a card for Tim, so on the inside, it says, I LOVE YOU!

The CS is Rich Razzleberry (SU) and the DP is from my stash. I put the heart shapes through my Cuttlebug for the embossing texture of a giraffe (kinda! LOL) but it also enables me to enter it into the Double Delight Challenge Yahoo!!!!! It's been a few weeks since I entered over there!!!! The gems are from my stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week so far!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Squigglefly challenge

This week over at the Squigglefly blog, the Design team were asked to make a card with a detachable bookmark. Well, I went to this link: Card with a detachable bookmark at SCS, and didn't have the tool required to make the perforations and didn't want to use my piercing tool to make all those holes..ugh! Too much work!!!! LOL So, I used my little Cutter Bee Piercing rotary tool that I got ages ago and never used! It worked perfectly!!! I scored the line in my Scor-Buddy, then in the same track, ran the Cutter Bee to perforate it! Worked like a CHARM!!!!! Now I'm going to make more!!!!!

Here is the front of my card:

And the inside bookmark:

The image is ANTONIO by Winanto Nugroho, available at Squigglefly . Isn't he cute?? I Love this little guy!!!! The DP is from my Christmas stash....I think it is Paper Pizazz but not 100% sure!!! IT is cute though & I'm sad that it is all gone!!!! Head over to the Squigglefly blog to see the rest of the DT's bookmark card creations!!!!
Have a great week!!

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

This week at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog, we have just introduced our new Design Team and a new challenge!!! This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! I know those are always popular, so get over there to see what the DT has created, and come join us!!!! We also have a great sponsor....Limited Runs, our very own Nikki's creations!!! Click on the banner to be taken to her store!!! I have several of Nikki's images, she has some great cupcakes and some spooky
Grimm's characters...something for everyone!!!!! If you join us, you can win 3 digis of your choice!!

I used WHOOTIE...isn't he so cute??? I love him - eyeing up that worm!!! LOL

The DP is Wintergreen (retired from SU! booo hooooo) which I love!! The sentiment is from a TAC set I've had for awhile! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us this week!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Corrosive Challenge....CASE a DT member!!!

Ok, there is a totally fun challenge over at The Corrosive Challenge blog, and very different from anything I've seen! Such a GREAT idea!!!! CASE A DT MEMBER - CASE stands for COPY & SHARE EVERYTHING! So, basically, use the same layout, but change the paper and/or the image.

I decided to CASE Anita Hovey, a very talented DT member. If you click on her name, you will see the card I CASE'd.....and here is my version of it:

All you have to do to participate, is head to the Challenge blog, choose a DT member, peruse their blog, find a card or scrapbook layout you want to CASE, CASE it, post it and enter! Easy Peasy!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a great week!!

Blackleaf Studio's Halloween Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to Blackleaf's first ever Halloween Blog Hop! We thought it would be fun to have a spooky blog hop to help introduce the new Halloween digis called Trick or Treat set 1.

You will have the chance to win all the images you see on the Design Team blogs! All you have to do is leave a comment at each stop along the way!! Easy as 1, 2, BOO!

If you came here from Ashley's blog then you are on the right path, if not start at the beginning at BLACKLEAF STUDIOS.

I made a little treat bag for my niece. I used one of the FAVOUR BAGS templates, the hat from the Trick or Treat set 1, and the digi paper from the Trick or Treats Pattern Backgrounds set. I printed the favour bag template on white paper - I think next time I will print it on orange. I like how it turned out though with the sponging!

Your next stop is Divya's Blog! She has a GREAT project for you to see!!!!

Dont forget to comment on each blog to be eligible to win the free digi stamps!! Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!! Off you get hopping........

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