Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Tutorial

 Good Morning,

Want to see how I created texture on the fur of this adorable bear?  Be sure to check out The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Tutorial post HERE.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays.


Friday, December 23, 2011

A Pixie Cottage Creation and a Blog Hop Winner

The Pixie Cottage's Challenge #101 has a "Somebody Special" theme and is open for submissions during the next two weeks.  I always make my daughters there own personal card at Christmas and they are both Super special to me.  I used  "Sebastian The Snowman"  from Michelle's Scrapbooking and More, for my card.  He is just TOO CUTE!  I had to add some glitter and sparkle and of course some paper piecing for his tuque and scarf.


Now, last week we had a blog hop, and the winner from my blog is RIET.  Congratulations Riet, could you please contact Michelle to claim your free digital stamp. 

Have a wonderful night, I hope all of you have completed your Christmas preparations.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Stop and Scrap Winners!

Good Morning,

Why put off till tomorrow, what you can do today.  Stop and Scrap has some fabulous deals going on now, so  I thought I would announce the Gift Certificate Winners today!  I used Random.Org to choose the winners, and the numbers picked were: 7, 10, 20, 11

So, the Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate is :

The Winners of the $10 Gift Certificates are:

Please send me your email addresses ladies so I can give you your Gift Certificate Codes.  

I can be reached by clicking on the contact me link on the right side of my blog, just above the followers box. Or leave me a comment with your email addresses.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

PWCO's Sketch # 111

Good Morning,

PaperWorks Co. has posted it's last sketch for 2011. So if you need a little inspiration to get those last Christmas Cards done, why not try sketch # 111.  I chose to use PWCO's "A Little Haul of Cheer" stamp. A wonderfully festive and cute stamp.  Of course I switched up the angles, and went for a right angle triangle instead of the standard isosceles triangle. But that is what sketches are all about, being inspired, then making it your own.

Happy Thursday!  I wish you all a serene day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #100 Blog Hop!

It's a very special challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week as we are celebrating our 100th challenge!

To mark this special occasion we are having an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge and also a blog hop for some very special prizes!

You should have come to me from Kate Tate and if not then please go back to The Pixie Cottage so that you don't miss a spot on the hop.

You'll need to collect letters from all the blogs on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.

Also you must leave a comment at all the blogs as each one is giving away a Pixie Cottage Digital Image  (Winners Choice on my blog) so plenty of prizes to be had.

Finally when you get back to the The Pixie Cottage leave your name and link to your blog in the Inlinkz box for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking!. We'd love you to enter with a Christmas card/project but if you are only entering the blog hop please add BH after your name. Only one "Blog Hop Only" entry per person.

So now you just need to leave me a comment and then hop along to Davi Long Reid to carry on with the fun!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A PWCO Blast From The Past

Materials Used

Stamps: Aqua Amigos – Carlos the Crab
Paper: July 2011 PWCO PaperCard Kit
R02,R05, R08

Good Morning,

My Design Team commitment for 2011 over at PaperWorks Co. has come to an end.  I want to thank Peggy for giving me the opportunity to work on her FAB team. I also want to give a shout out to Stephanie, she totally ROCKED the Blog Coordinator position. This was such a fun team to work on, and I want to thank all the DT gals for welcoming me, and for the support.

This  last card was created using my absolute favorite PWCO PaperCard Kit in 2011. The July kit was full of bright papers that had me reaching for the Aqua Amigos Stamp set over and over. Carlos the Crab is just darling, and I just love popping him up too. He totally makes me smile, and that is always a good thing. 

As we head into the winter months, I hope this sunny warm card helps dull the chill in the air. 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stop and Scrap Give Away!

Good morning! 

I am so excited to be part of the Stop and Scrap Christmas Countdown Give Away.
Stop and Scrap is an online crafting store with a superb selection of the latest and greatest paper and embellishments in the craft community.  I first found them when searching for Sassafras paper packs, which I have to say I got for an amazing price. Not to mention the shipping costs to Canada were amongst the most reasonable.

Did you know, they even have a rewards program. For every order you place with them you get points, and they can be traded in on your next order, lowering your cost.  Kind of like free money.

Today I get to give away one $25 gift certificate, and three $10 gift certificates! How FAB is that for a Saturday?

In order for you to qualify, simply leave me a comment telling me what the number 1 item is on your Christmas list.  If you don't celebrate Christmas, simply leave me a comment about what you enjoy doing throughout the month of December.  I like to keep it simple.

You don't have to be a follower, but I will be posting the winners next Saturday, December  17th, 2011, so be sure to check in to see if you are one of the lucky winners.  
Happy Saturday! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Hello

Good Morning,

My crafty goal for 2012 is to use up my stash.  You know, the stamps I bought over the past 2 years that have never been inked, the paper pads just sitting on my shelf, waiting to be cut, scored, torn etc.

I want to start feeling my way through my creative process, rather than think my way through it. And this is my first attempt to do all of the above.

I bought this wonderful stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), well over a year ago. I took out some of my new pencils, bought over 3 months ago, and sat down to craft.  This image is so sweet.  It really evokes memories of me as a child just sitting and staring out my bedroom window, oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the adult world. 

Hmm, I think I have a new goal to add to the list.  To find that quiet place every once in a while, where I am oblivious to the hustle and bustle of today.

Happy Thursday,

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Blast From The Past

Materials Used
Paper: PWCO’s August 2011 PaperCard kit
Y23, Y26, Y32
Good Morning,

For the next couple of weeks I will be showcasing some of the previous month’s PWCO PaperCard Kits.  Hence the title “A Blast From The Past”.

I needed some masculine paper for my husbands anniversary card (we celebrated 9 years on November 30th), and while perusing through the August 2011 PWCO PaperCard kit, I found these delicious papers.  Since each kit comes with matching embellishments, the card came together quite easily.

I chose Lucas the Lion from the Safari Friends stamp set,  and inside the card I used the Safari Friends ” I am wild about you” sentiment stamp.  My husband loved the card, he is one of my biggest fans, and for that I love him even more.

Happy Monday,