Sunday, November 30, 2014

Simon Says Anything Goes!

SSS Wednesday Challenge is showcasing Lawn Fawn, I thought I would share this little goodie bag I made for my co-workers.


I used the Lawn Cuts Goodie Bag and decorated it with Snow Day papers and stamps.  The little border is the Lawn Cuts Stitched Scalloped Border.  My local stamp store was out of the Lawn Cuts to match the stamp set, so I fussy cut the cute little bunnies and trees.  I decorated the trees with gold Stickles.  The bunny have a little Copic shading on them.  

I loved looking at some of the other creations linked to this challenge...such talent, it inspires me!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by here.  I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs.

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, November 29, 2014

All Dressed Up...I'm in Love!

I have seen these wonderful images on Pintrest and never took the time to check out whose images they were until recently.  Then I happen on to the All Dressed up Challenge blog and noticed they were having a DT call.  I really don't consider myself to be of the same caliber as the other DT members, but again decided what have I got to lose?  What I lack in talent, I would make up for with enthusiasm! I LOVE these beautiful images by Wendy Burns.  Again, I'm getting in just under the wire.  So here's a couple of cards I made:

Believe it or not this is a Freebie

My Baby Shower

I purchased a couple more images I'm planning on coloring in the coming weeks so, stay tuned.  I have definitely found a new favorite if nothing else!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your weekend is good so far!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Card 1
Images:  All Dressed Up Freebie 
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzill cardstock, K& Company Itsy Bitsy
Accessories:  Tulle, Stickles, Copic Markers, Spellbinders dies, Creative Impressions lace, SU! bling
Card 2
Images:  All Dressed Up My Baby Shower
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock
Accessories: Copic Markers, Mama Elephant Femme Frames

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all my US friends Happy Thanksgiving!  My husband and I are doing things a bit differently this year.  Since it's only the two of us and his mom, we are splurging.  He started the day his favorite way...surfing.  He brought home a beautiful sushi platter for lunch and for dinner we are going to have a supreme pizza (LARGE).   We will have that with a salad and a brew and watch the Seahawks and the 49ers!  How's that for perfect?  The splurge is that we usually try to eat healthy, but we both LOVE pizza, so this is quite a treat.  I have never professed to be a cook and make it clear I don't like cooking.  I would much rather spend my time as I have today, making little creations of some sort!  It's beautiful here today, a perfect trade wind day, so right now the only thing that could make life any better would be to have my kids here.

Enough about me...here's one of the little tags I made today.  It's much more glimmery than it appears here.  Wish I could capture it better.  Loved putting this together!  I'm going to post his little brother on SplitCoast here.


I plan on entering this tag in:
The Cat's Pajamas December blog hop
Merry Monday-#136 (Red, Green and White)
ABC Christmas Challenge-X is for Xmas Music (The music paper is on the inside of this little sweet caroler's song book:)

I hope everyone is having a great week, weekend is almost here!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Joy to the World, Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas (love all these sentiments!)
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper: Mohawk Color Copy, Echo Park Home for the Holidays, Colorbok Glitter Paper
Dies:  My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 2, Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Snowflakes
Accessories:  Creative Impressions Ribbon, Stickles, eyelet, punches, clear embossing powder

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CRAFT Challenge #287-Christmas Present

The CRAFT Challenge this week is Christmas Present.  So as I see it you could go 2 ways...Christmas Present as in right now or Christmas Present as in gift.  When I saw this digi by our Star of the Month Sponsor, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, the deal was sealed for me.  I knew I wanted to go with gift.  My card was inspired by the greatest gift ever given and what Christmas is truly all about.



Be sure to stop by here and check out the other fab cards created by my lovely teamies!  Be inspired by the images from our other sponsors, link up and who knows, you could be a winner!  Here are the goodies up for grabs this week:


 The prize is 3 digital images.



The prize is 7 digital images.

The Prize is 5 digital images.

The prize is 5 digital images of choice.


Prize is Craftsuprint's Premium Collection Downloadable CD £19.99.

Prize is 3 digital images.

So get those papers out, color those images up and join us in the Craft Challenge today!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  I would also like to enter this in Robyn's Fetish Challenge #239- "Use A Digi".


Supplies:
Image:  Robyn's Fetish Manger
Stamps:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV Vellum, Neenah Kraft Cardstock
Ink:  Distress Inks; Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Stormy Skies, Faded Jeans, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, All Night Media Glitter Glue, Sizzix embossing folder, StampN Stuff clear embossing powder

Monday, November 24, 2014

TTT-Buttons or Bows

This week the challenge for Top Tip Tuesday is Buttons or Bows.  I couldn't decide, so I did both!  I love ribbon and buttons and when you combine that with an image by Zlatoena's Design, you've made me one happy stamper! 


The image I am using is known as Bunny with Christmas Candy.  You can also find him in the "Raising Cane" set from The Cat's Pajamas.  

The card layout was inspired by Deconstructed Sketch #175.


Come on by Top Tip Tuesday and join us for a chance to win images from:

Visit her shop here.

Before I sign off, I want to share a tip.  If you don't have a magnetic platform for your die cutting machine, you probably know you can use low tack tape to hold your die in the correct position.  If you don't have low tack tape, you can take regular tape (I can't bear to "waste" my washi tape) or painter's tape and press it several times against clothing or your skin to remove some of the tack.  Don't throw it away after that!  I place prepared tape on the side of my table where it is easy to grab, it can be used it over and over.

Thanks for stopping by.  Can't wait to see your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Rasing Cane by Zlatoena (also available as digital image)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Hobby Lobby Kraft Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock, KAISERCRAFT Mistletoe Collection Eggnog
Accessories: Hug Snug Seam Binding, Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings, SU! Embossing Folder Decorative Dots, Dress It Up Star Button, Acclaim Glitter, Pompom, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card Set, Spellbinders Circle Die

One More Down!

With any luck, I will be able to start writing and addressing all my Christmas cards on Thanksgiving! Let's see if I get it started...such a procrastinator.  So without further ado:


This is another Bugaboo image I purchased this weekend and actually colored!  I love this cute, whimsical Santa and he was such fun to color.  


The card layout is a very loose take on this Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #119.

I will be linking him up for 
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge-Anything Goes #23

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Chubby Santa-presents
Stamps:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas sentiment
Paper:  XpressIt Blending Card, MME Joyous, Neenah Kraft Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings Baker's twine, Spellbinders oval die, The Cat's Pajamas Toppers CutUps, Copic Markers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sketch Saturday 337 With Bugaboo Stamps

Just a quick post to get my card entered in Sketch Saturday Challenge #337.  

Here's the sketch:


Here's my interpretation:


I have been hoarding my Bugaboo images...I have several, freebies and purchased, and this is the first one I have colored.  If you haven't visited Bugaboo Stamps, do, such cute images and every Friday there is a freebie!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you weekend was restful and full of everything you love to do.

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  Also entering Christmas Stampin' All Year Long-Anything Goes.

Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps digi
Stamps:  Winner and Walter Happy Christmas sentiment (Love all the sentiments in this set!)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Hobby Lobby Kraft Cardstock, MME Joyous, Basic Grey Evergreen, Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories: self distressed jingle bell, Darice Hemp Cord, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Merry Monday #135, Christmas Bells

I love this encouragement to make another Christmas Card!  Only about 6 more to do!  The Merry Monday Challenge this week is to use bells.  I had all sorts of ideas swarming in my head, but when I saw this image by Meljen's Design's I wanted to use it.  I can use the practice coloring for sure!


Here's the inspiration:

Here's my vision:


By the way, as I said, the image is from Meljen's Designs.  I have just recently been introduced to this wonderful site, tons of cute images, and right now they are having a sale!  Check it out.

I just noticed this pic is a little blurry...gotta start putting those contacts in earlier:).

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a blessed weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image: Meljen's Designs Jingle Bell
Stamps:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Ink:  Versa Fine Onyx Black
Paper:  Neenah Kraft Cardstock, X-press It Blending Card, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Classic Christmas Mix Sequins, SULKY metallic thread, Sizzix embossing folder, Stampendous embossing enamel white and aged gold, Copic Markers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Inspiration Picture Challenge #286

You may remember a post a while back when I decided to try for a DT position with the wonderful folks over at CRAFT Challenge.  I am happy to say I will be playing along now as a new DT member!  Looking forward to working with all the fantastically creative team members beginning today!



So, here's the challenge for this week.  Looks like fun to me...could go all sorts of directions; zoo, wild animals, cats, colors, stripes...



Here's your inspiration:


I decided to go this direction:


Come on by and play along.  This weeks sponsors are offering some fab prizes!

Prize #1 is 5 images of your choice from Spyder's Other Corner:


Prize #2 is a $20 store voucher from Flonzcraft:


Prize #3 is 3 images of your choice from Lacy Sunshine Stamps:





Prize #4 is a $50 gift certificate to take whatever class you like at The Art Studio @ SNR!
Scrapbook News and Review

Don't miss your chance to play and win.  Head on over to the CRAFT Challenge Blog to link up your inspired creation and take a look at the the other DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Miss Kate Cutables tiger image
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy white cardstock, American Craft cardstock, DCWV cardstock, One Heart...One Mind animal print sticker paper 
Sentiment:  Printed with Gentle Touch Font
Accessories:  Fawn Lawn Stitched Journaling Card Flag




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop Day 5, Again

I have to say I enjoyed this Online Card Class, but I have not been a very active participant this time. Life has gotten in the way, but its all good.  Just want to quickly post a this tag trio inspired by those made by Yana.




The first tag is a simple one layer with some bling of course!  The second is a two layer, which was my favorite. and the third was a shaker tag.  

Just a quick little post to share in the gallery.  They have some awesome prizes they will be giving away and this helps my chances unless I'm too late!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Hammermill white yardstick, SU! Trim the Tree Designer Series and Champagne Glitter Paper
Dies:  SU! Scentsational Season Framlets
Accessories:  Sequined Bunny Sequins, Lawn Fawn Baker's Twine


Monday, November 10, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge- Use Three or More Papers

Today I am playing this challenge in a different roll.  I was so honored to be asked to become a TTT Design Team member!  I am looking forward to this and getting to know and work with my other teamies!  What a talented group, be sure and check out their blogs.

Todays challenge was to "use three or more papers".  Here's my card:


My tip for matching design papers the easy way is to use paper packs.  The designers have done all the work for you!

Be sure and head on over the the Top Tip Tuesday Blog and link up your projects.  You can also see the teams beautiful creations.  This weeks sponsor is Stamp and Create, you can check out their site here.

Don't miss out on the fun!  

Thanks for stopping in!  Wishing you a fabulous Tuesday!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  I'm also entering this in the TCP Tuesday Challenge #279-Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Big Fat Holiday Greetings
Ink:  SU! Red Riding Hood
Paper:  Echo Park Home for the Holidays, Kraft yardstick from Michael's
Accessories: SU! Cherry Cobler Sheer Linen Ribbon, Coats and Clark crochet thread, The Sequined Bunny sequins


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014, Day 5

I had some time to make my first project from the online card class. I'm not sure why, but every time I enroll, my life gets too busy! This little tag was inspired by the tag Laura Streckx made, in fact it is almost a direct CASE. I loved her video, such a talented young woman.


For my tag, I used Distress Ink to color the background and a SU! background stamp for the flurries.  The cute tree is decorated with Stickles.  I'm going to add some texture to the hats, but forgot until just now:).  I wish I could capture the sparkle better in photos, it has such a wonderful hint of shine.

I hope your weekend has been all that you hoped it would be.  My daughter told me they are expecting snow on Monday...she is going tomorrow to buy her first ice scrapper...not much need for those here.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamps Be Joyful, tailored expressions Woodland Winter, SU! Bitty Backgrounds
Paper:  Hammermill Digital 100# cardstock, DCWV cardstock
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1 and Stitched Duo #1, Ranger Distress Ink, glitter embossing powder with label torn off, Devine Twine Baker's Twine, Stickles Xmas Red, Copic Markers

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge-Chevrons!

The current Top Tip Tuesday Challenge is to use Chevrons.  Boy have I had a change in heart about chevrons.  When I first noticed them trending, I wasn't a real fan.  I'm loving them now!  I felt very fortunate to have found a retired Stamping' UP! set, Oh, Hello.  When I read this challenge, I immediately though of it.  As I was putting together my card last night, I opened my drawer of already colored images and found these wonderful Lili of the Valley cuties! Hope you're not tired of Christmas, but that is my focus right now, only about 10 more to do!

So, here's what developed (both are much more glimmery IRL):


 And here's #2:


I think I'm going to try to sneak them into the ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Very Merry Christmas and the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #283: Fantasy.  They should also work Christmas Cards All year 'Round November Challenge: No Patterned paper. 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  Wishing you blessings for the coming week!

Aloha, 
Brenda



Supplies:

Card 1
Stamps: Lili of the Valley images (couldn't find them, retired?), Stamping' UP! Short and Sweet and Oh, Hello
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Stampin' UP1 Red Riding Hood and Gumboil Green, Delicate Gold Glitz
Paper- Neenah Kraft Cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV Vellum
Accessories: Stamp N Stuff Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Nestibilities Circle Die, Sequined Bunny Sequins, Stickles

Card 2
Stamps: Lili of the Valley images (couldn't find them, retired?), Stamping' UP! Short and Sweet and Oh, Hello
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Stampin' UP1 Red Riding Hood and Gumboil Green
Paper- Mohawk Color Copy, Stampin' UP! Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories: Stamp N Stuff Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Stampendous Embossing Enamels, Mama Elephant Die Femme Frames, Lawn Fawn Die Stitched Journaling Card, Stickles

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Merry Monday #132 and ABC Christmas Challenge

Getting in just under the wire again for a couple of challenges that will help me increase my number of completed Christmas Cards.  This week Merry Monday #132 is Snowflakes, Neutral Colors and Dry Embossing:


ABC Christmas Challenge is V is for Very Merry Christmas.

This I think this card meets all of the criteria for these challenges:


This card was inspired by this Pin.  Another card done!  Thanks for peeking in!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  Have I mentioned recently how much I love the Stampendous embossing enamel?

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin' UP! Endless Wishes
Ink: Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler, Delicata Golden Glitz
Paper: Neenah Kraft Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories:  Martha Steward snowflake punch, Sizzix Tag Die, Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Stampendous Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel, self distressed jingle bells, Prima Color Bloom Gilded, Paperclip from stash, Sizzix embossing folder