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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Corinne's Birthday Blog Hop

Come join us as we celebrate the amazing Corinne's birthday!  For those of you who don't know Corinne (gasp!!!) she is Betty's from Simply Betty's right hand gal and she is just awesome :) 

Betty created an image just for Corinne and those of us who wanted to use it got her :)  So here is my card for the special lady....HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORINNE!!!!





Your next stop on the hop is with Patricia, please leave some love and don't forget to stop by on Corinne's blog to wish her a happy birthday

Although this is a hop for Corinne, I want to say happy birthday to Dena as well...

here is the list of hop participants, enjoy it :)

http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/
Erin: http://elfiessparkleanddust.blogspot.co.uk/
Louise: http://louisescraftycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Dena: http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Tanya: http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Patricia: http://preybueno.blogspot.com/
Carrie: http://carriescreativecards.blogspot.com/
Trish: http://www.scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.ca/
Berenice: http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Melissa :http://cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com/
Trudie: http://trudiescakesandcards.blogspot.co.uk/
Irene: http://irenescardcreations.blogspot.com/

Celina: http://www.scrapvamp.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://www.distinctivelmnts.blogspot.com


 
 



Melonheadz - Best Friends

Wow, it so hard to believe that the year is just about done.  I don't know about you but it seems like the year just flew bye but I think I'm ready for it as I have new adventures in crafting coming up.  To start with I have been asked to join the following Design Teams:

Inky Impressions 
(yippee!! Nicole just can't keep me away LOL, I will be doing the Sponsor Coordinator duties as well)

Pumpkin Spice 
(excited about this one as I'm hoping to get out of my comfort zone a bit with this one)

Victorine Originals 
(Vicky was kind enough to let me come back after a little break)

and

Melonheadz Stamps
(well the images are just too adorable and I couldn't resist LOL)  


which brings me to today's post. This image is Best Friends and is one of the MANY freebies on the Melonheadz blog.
With these great opportunities as a design team member on these amazing teams, I am also lucky enough to be a guest designer for some awesome companies...one of which will start on Thursday so stayed tuned :)
  


Friday, December 28, 2012

Simply Betty - Christmas Color Challenge

Over on the Simply Betty Facebook group, they have a challenge every month where they offer an image to those who want to participate and of course their are prizes to be won :) This months challenge was to use Christmas Colors and they gave those wanting to participate this adorable image called "Candy Cane London".

I really loved how this one turned out and I'm also entering it into the Simply Challenged Challenges.


The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend.  Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping Chef....today's image is "Rhino".  Make sure to head on over to the blog and grab it :)


My card was entered into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - box/square
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3Aanything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
Stamp n Doodle - Anything goes 

  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs - Dare to be Sassy Thurdays

 
 
Happy Thursday everyone!  I am having so much fun being the guest designer for Sassy Designs that I'm not looking forward to the end of the month :( This week's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday Challenge is "Christmas Thanks".

My card today uses All Wrapped Up.  This isn't your traditional Christmas thanks but I wanted to go with the reds and well this one is for my hubby as he got me a beautiful jewelry set this year :)



Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog (it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge with Penny Blossom

I am very excited to be hosting this challenge on my blog for Penny Blossom.  I really hope that you can join me in this awesome chance to have fun so please spread the word as I would love to see you all have a chance to win a goodie bag from Penny Blossom.

The goodie bag will be Valentine's theme and will contain the following items:

6 printed Penny stamps on 300 gsm paper
 ribbon
embellishments
and paper flowers

I had so much fun being able to color up one of the new Christmas images that is in the store, it is called "Just for You" and can be found here.  They also have freebies available for you to download here.





Please upload your projects in inlinkz.  You will have until the end of the month to get your entries in.  Please spread the word, the more the merrier and if this all goes well I will be doing more of them for Penny Blossom throughout the year.




Five Favorite Christmas Cards of 2012



Every year, Debby has her followers/friends to choose their five favorite Christmas cards that were made throughout the year. I thought it would be fun to play along. Here are mine for this year:

This first card uses MarLeigha & Pebbles Ice Skating , Winter fun sentiment both from Inky Impressions and you can find the post here.


The second card uses a Santa image from Victorine Orignals and you can find the post here.


This card uses Eleanor and Pickles caroling by Heather Valentin and you can find the post here.


My fourth card uses Jingles the Elf by Inky Impressions and you can find the post here.


and finally my fifth card uses  MarLeigha's Ornament and Santa's Little Helper sentiment from Inky Impressions and you can find the post here.




Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas...

from my family to yours!  I hope you have an amazing day surrounded with your family and friends.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Sassy Studio Design - Fabulous Freebie Friday

It Friday and that means a NEW Fabulous Freebie Friday in our Sassy Studio Designs Group over at Paper Craft Planet.  Every Friday at 8:00 AM EST a new discussion is opened in our SSD Group. With those discussions comes a NEW FREE image along with a Challenge. The image is only available for 24-hrs!!!

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

appy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend.  Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping Chef....today's image is this beautiful triple heart design so make sure you head on over the blog and grab it :)


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Inky Impressions Monthly blog hop

Before I get on to today's post, I want to send out my deepest condolences to the friends and family of the 20 children and 6 adults that lost their lives very tragically yesterday in Connecticut.  I'm sure I'm like many of you, in shock and disbelief that someone could go into an elementary school and do this to such young children.  My daughter is in kindergarten and I couldn't even imagine how those parents must feel, knowing they can never pick their kids up from school anymore or give them a big hug.  My heart is just breaking thinking about it.  

My thoughts and prayers are will all of your during this terrible time. 

On to today's post.  We are so excited that you are joining us for the Inky Impressions Monthly Blog Hop! You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at an Inky prize (2 digis of your choice) but you must comment on all the stops by December 21st as the winner will be announced on the 22nd.

Our projects for you today all have the theme of Celebrations.  I thought with the tragic events that happened yesterday that my card would center around the Celebration of Youth.  For me when I was younger, you could always catch me rollerskating around so I wanted to pull out one of my first Inky stamps that I ever got, Lili Rollarskating.


 and here is a close up




Just in case you get off track, here is the complete list of blogs in the blog hop.
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog
 
 
My card was entered into the following challenges:
 
Simply Create - Always anything goes
Southern Girls - Endless Summer
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge - 2W, must stamp, E4 - Anything Goes (ends Dec 14)
 

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend.  Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping Chef....today's image is this adorable little girl named Miffy....Make sure to head on over to the blog and grab her :)


My card was entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Special ANYTHING GOES challenge on my blog THIS Sunday

make sure you come back here on Sunday as I'll have a special ANYTHING GOES challenge where you can win a very awesome prize.  Spread the word to your friends!!!

Sassy Studio Design - Dare to be Sassy Thursday

 
 
Happy Thursday everyone!  I am having so much fun being the guest designer for Sassy Designs that I'm not looking forward to the end of the month :( This week's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday Challenge is a sketch challenge (go to the blog to see what that is).
 
My card today uses "Will Turner"    Now I'm sure I'm like a lot of you and absolutely LOVE Pirates of the Caribbean and I'm in love with Will Turner (and well pretty much any character that Orlando Bloom plays).  When I saw the sketch this week, I knew I had to pull him out and color him in :)




Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog (it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stamp and Create DT Call

Today I put my notice into Lacey that at the end of the month I will be stepping down from the Stamp and Create team.  With the new year comes new adventures to which I am excited to start sharing with you.

So to help Lacey out, I am posting the dt call so make sure you apply as you will NOT be disappointed working with the girls!


DT Call!!
Here are the details...
Requirements:
~ Create a card or project to post on the store's blog each Monday using products available at Stamp and Create. Some times the theme or products used will be determined based on sales, and some times you are welcome to create anything of your choice. 
~ Post your project, the weekly candy, Sales, and new product information on your blogs and Facebook pages each week.
~ Comment on the Challenge entries based on a rotation.
~ Commit to a minimum of 6 months (January - June, with the option to stay longer if you choose).
Restrictions:
~ You CAN NOT work for another competitive online store. You CAN work for other stamp companies and challenge blogs, but not another "one-stop-shop" that carries paper, ribbons, embellishments, etc. 
~ You can not be active with on-line or organized image swaps (since it violates most stamp companies copyright agreements).
In exchange for your work on team:
~ You will receive at least $25 worth of supplies each month including assortments of paper, ribbon, embellishments, and stamps.
~ Discounts on personal purchases.
To apply for the DT Call:
Email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with:
~ A link to your blog
~ A little information about you and why you want to be on the team
The call runs through New Year's Eve. I will contact you within the first week of January if you have been chosen.
Happy stamping!! (And good luck)

The Stamping Chef - New Release

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is a New Release day at The Stamping Chef and Tamara as an absolutely adorable little monser for you named Piba.  You can find him and a bunch of other amazing images, including fashionista ones like this






so here is my card for today featuring Piba


Monday, December 10, 2012

Stamp and Create inspiration Post

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a very nice weekend.   Since it's Monday, it also means a new inspiration post for Stamp and Create.  My card today uses "Go for Goal" from the Wags n' Whiskers line of stamps :)



Saturday, December 08, 2012

Just Some Lines - Winter Wonderland Challenge Reminder

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today's post is for the challenge reminder over at Just Some Lines.

You still have one week left to submit something for a chance to win....why don't you come join us???

Friday, December 07, 2012

Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is a new challenge over at Wags n' Whiskers it is "Anything Goes".  That's right...time to have some fun :)  I love anything goes challenges since it doesn't limit you to any particular theme and I love seeing what everyone else comes up with






Now head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has created and join in on the fun!!

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend.  Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping Chef....today's image is this adorable Christmas Octopus....Make sure to head on over to the blog and grab her :)



Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs - Dare to Be Sassy Thursday

 
 
Happy Thursday everyone!  I am very excited to be doing this post today as it is my first official post as a guest designer for Sassy Studio Designs!! This week's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday Challenge is "Celebrations"
 
My card today uses "Holiday Belle"  
 
 

Hope you will join the fun and give it a go. You don't need to use a SSD image to play along, but we love it when you do. Enter by next Wednesday night for your chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice.

There is some extra incentive for using a SSD image, you get to enter twice. So if you use one, make sure you link to your blog post and the second link can just be to your blog (it won't let you link to the same post twice). After your name, please put SSD, so we know why you are linking twice!



Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Inky Impressions - Winter/Snow Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Hope you having a great week so far.  Today's challenge at Inky Impressions is Winter/Snow.  My creation today uses MarLeigha & Pebbles Ice Skating , Winter fun sentiment, charm and ribbon all from Inky Impressions.




Make sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the dt has created and to join in on the fun!

The Stamping Chef - Challenge

There is a challenge over at The Stamping Chef.....


Here is a copy of the post :)

Hello crafters!
We're going to kick of the bi-weekly challenges in the new year,
but to make you more familiar with The Stamping Chef,
we're going to have a little challenge this week!
If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop
The runner up will receive a $5 coupon!
So here's what you'll have to do.
Make a project with a TSC product,
Freebies, kits, or digi's, everything is ok,
and upload it through our Inkielinkie.
Next week we'll draw our 2 winners!
If you didn't see our latest digi yet,
she's the cutest and just woke up
"GoodMorning Mimi" 
GoodmorningMimi_TSC_Preview
Good luck, and we can't wait to see those awesome projects!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Stamping Chef - New Release

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I don't know about you but I am SO not ready for this cold weather, it's been nasty here and I can't seem to convince my hubby to move some place warm :(  Anyway, today is a New Release day at The Stamping Chef and Tamara as an absolutely adorable princess for you named Peyton.







Monday, December 03, 2012

Card Drive for Missions Trip

I wanted to share this post that Lacey posted on the Stamp and Create blog...I'm just copying & Pasting it here :)

Card Drive for Missions Trip

The day after Christmas I will be going to Ecuador with my family and other families from my church for a Missions trip.
We will be visiting an orphanage called Casa de Fe (their facebook page is here).
Our group will include my family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another family of 4 (2 kids; 8 and 10 years old), another Mom coming by herself, and another Dad with his son (12 years old). To get there, we have to drive 6 hours from Jacksonville, FL to Miami, FL, take a 4 hour flight to Quito Ecuador, then take a 4 hour bus ride to Shell Ecuador to the edge of the Jungle.
Since our group includes children, we have different goals and "jobs" that we will do compared to a "typical" missions trip that you would normally think about. We aren't building a well, or a building; we aren't physical therapists coming to treat the children and bring equipment for therapy; we aren't doctors coming to bring much-needed vaccinations; we aren't even Pastors to start up a church in the area! The good news is that this orphanage has already gone through most of that; they are already set up and established complete with their own school building and staff of teachers and caregivers.
Our "job" is to (1) bring school supplies that they need (and can't get shipped to them), and (2) to love on the kids and play with the kids! How cool is that?! Of course, we will help out with any need they have. But since this is an orphanage they don't have a "normal family" model to see and be a part of. Most of the employees of the home are women. So it's important to bring in families; specifically "dads" to show the love of Jesus.
Many of the children in the home are not "adoptable". There are many children who still have parents who love them. But since many of these children are special needs, their family's tribes do not have the medical help necessary to take care of these children. So Casa de Fe takes the children in and the families come visit as often as they can. One family travels a full week from the jungle every few months so visit their son (yes, it takes a full week for them to get to the home from their village)!!
There is a touching video on the opening page of their website that talks about the home and plans they have. This is an older video - they now have the multi-purpose building and they just opened up the school earlier this year. There is still a lot of work that is needed, but they are making wonderful progress. There are pictures and updates on their facebook page.
Ok, so I was thinking about something I can do personally to make a difference in the lives of these children. So I thought it would be a great idea to do a card drive to bring these cards to the children!!
So here's the deal:
~ Send me "Thinking of You" or "praying for you" type of cards for a child (not birthday or Christmas cards and must be a "kid" card - no adult humor or inappropriate content)


~ Include the State/Country you are from in the signature part of your card (so I can show the kids where the cards came from)



~ The cards need to arrive by Dec 24th since we are leaving on the 26th.



~ If you blog, post this card drive on your blog (or email your crafty friends if you don't blog) to share the card drive throughout the stamping world.



~ Please include an encouraging message or even your favorite bible verse!



Each card received will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Stamp and Create!

I will bring the cards to the children and will use it as a way to teach some geography as well!!
I will post the winner of the card drive after we return around the 2nd week in January.
Mail cards to:
Lacey Stephens
c/o OCF
6200-2 Lake Gray Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
USA

Stamp and Create - Glitter/Sparkle Christmas Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a very nice weekend.   Since it's Monday, it also means a new inspiration and a new challenge for Stamp and Create...The challenge this month is Glittler/Sparkle Christmas.....




I used Christmas Fairy with coordinating sentiment from Strawberry kisses and was decorated with Ranger Stickles..  The Designer paper is from the New Rejoice Paper Pad from Bo Bunny

My card was entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Blog Candy over at Anita's

A fellow Melonheadz DT member, Anita is having some blog candy...A chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Melonheadz and a goodie box for those of you in the US :)


Spread the word!!

http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-candy.html


The Stamping Chef - Dutch love card

A quick card I made last night using "Dutch Glory" and some paper from the "I'm Me Digital Scrapbook Kit".  The layout was found in one of the books by Close to My Heart that I've had for a while and never used :/





Saturday, December 01, 2012

Simply Betty - Fabric/Stiching Facebook Challenge

I've been meaning to post this project for a few weeks now but keep forgetting.  Over on the Simply Betty Facebook group, they have a challenge every month where they offer an image to those who want to participate and of course their are prizes to be won :) This months challenge was to either use fabric or stitching, well I went for the faux stitch :)  I had created this layout before and really loved it so I created it again for this one.


This cutie is from the ragdoll collection over at Simply Betty and his name is Davey.



Just Some Lines - Winder Wonderland Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today starts a new challenge over at Just Some Lines.  The Design Team would love to see you use your "Winter Wonderland" projects.

My card today uses Emo Snowflake.  Sorry about the quality but it was at night and hubby was watching tv so a lot of the lights were off :(



Now make sure you hope on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has created!
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had a nice week and got some fun plans for the weekend...Me I just have housework and then I planon doing some crafting :)

Since it's Friday, it means that it's Freebie day at The Stamping Chef....today's image is this adorable ballerina bunny.  Make sure to head on over to the blog and grab her :)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Stamping Chef - Freebie Alert!!

Finally The Stamping Chef brand is taking shape,
I want to thank everyone for visiting, liking, commenting and giving us the thumbs up!
The Stamping Chef now also has it's own Facebook Fanpage!
On this page we want to inform you on free items, special coupons for fans, and challenges.
If you didn't already gives us the thumbs up and like us on our Facebook page,
than you should do it now.
I'm working on a girl line called "Peyton"
There are a couple of her in the shop already,
and French Girl Peyton is free on our Facebook page! But only for a couple of days!!
Go to our page, and click our "happy meal" tab,
like our page and you can download this gorgeous Peyton digi image for free!
But wait! There's more! If you want a chance to win a free digi of your choice,
just French Girl Peyton on one of your projects, place it on your blog/site and link it on our FB page!
Mr. Random will choose a winner next week!
Have a nice evening, and spread the word & ♥

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jen's Digis - Christmas inspiration

I've been meaning to post these for a few days but just haven't gotten around to it, so here are two projects I created using some Christmas images from Jen's Digis.

The first is a tag or it can be used as an ornament using the "Wreath"


This second one uses "Decorating the Tree"



Stamp and Create - Inspiration Post

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a very nice weekend.   Since it's Monday, it also means a new inspiration post for Stamp and Create...My card today uses one of my favorites from The Greeting Farm -- Gigi.  I had won her as blog candy and was very excited when I got her :)

Victorine Originals - Blue & White Challenge

Hello everyone and Welcome to Victorine Originals Blue & White Challenge. For this challenge we want to see those Blue & White Cards/Layouts/Altered Art projects using any stamps, Paper, Embellishments, Dies, or whatever you have as long as it's Blue & White :)  We cant wait to see what you make!!
 
I made a very soft Christmas card using the Santa head image from Victorine Originals.  



Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Stamping Chef - Little Emily

Have you had a chance to go over to the The Stamping Chef blog yet?  Well let me tell Tamara has a some adorable Freebies over there and while surfing around I found this cutie named "Little Emily" and I knew I had to color her in :)


Melonheadz Clown card

Have you had a chance to go over to the Melonheadz Stamp blog yet?  Well let me tell Nikki has a TON of Freebies over there and while surfing around I found this adorable clown and I knew right away what papers I would use with it :)  I absolutely love her images and she has something for everything :)


My card was entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Stamping Chef DT Call

The Stamping Chef is looking for you!
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Because The Stamping Chef just started this great adventure, I´m looking for people who want to join me on this journey.
You :
-  are comfortable with your coloring style
- know how to work with digital scrapbook items
- Fun, outgoing, spontaneous.
- know how to photograph your projects, or know how to resize digital projects for the web.
- are active on your blog, and love to showcase your work.
-  know how to advertise The Stamping Chef in any way you can.
- are preferably on Facebook too.
- can make 1 project a week with The Stamping Chef products.
- are a helpful human being.
I:
- will provide you with The Stamping Chef products.
- will showcase your projects on The Stamping Chef blog.
- will add your blog/site link on The Stamping Chef blog.
If you’d like to be on this new team and want to grow with me,
please send an email to: TheStampingChef@mail.com with the following information:
Your name
Your blog link/Facebook Page
2 of your favorite projects, either cardmaking/stamping or Scrapbook layouts
a bit about yourself
Why you’d like to be on the Stamping Chef team
Answer to the following question:
If you could be a Christmas treat…what would you be?

Melonheadz Digital Stamps DT Call & Sale


we are having a DT call for the very first DT of MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS!  If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me, Audrey at danmoose@aol.com with a link to your blog and why you’d like to be on the DT.  Feel free to post this call on your own blog and any forums you belong to including Facebook.  Hope you will consider joining us!

Here is a countdown calendar that I colored in, not sure how I'm going to use it but loved it and the best part was it's a freebie on the Melonheadz blog!!




Just Some Lines - Give Thanks challenge reminder

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today's post is for the challenge reminder over at Just Some Lines.  Better late than never right?

You still have one week left to submit something for a chance to win....why don't you come join us???