Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flower Pot Snowman

I saw these cute snowman flower pots on Beth-a-Palooza's blog and thought they were so cute. Beth used Nesties and punches to make the snowman for the front. I used a cute Whimsie Doodle digi called Flakey Snowman. I love how it turned out.

Behind the image is a small flower pot with seeds and growing medium to grow Carpet of Snow flowers. I bought the flower pots in the dollar spot at Target.

Wouldn't these make cute favors?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Make Over Monday # 7

It's time for another Make Over Monday challenge. This week's inspiration piece is a CAS card by Maille Bells. Here's my make over.

I used the same type of main images - ornaments. I embossed my background. For the layer behind the ornaments I used punched out snowflakes instead of a panel with a sentiment. I also added a ribbon at the top.

I enjoy doing these challenges. They're fun and they really make you think to find a way to use the inspiration piece to make it your own and not just copy it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bombshell Sketch Challenge

It's time for Bombshell Stamps' monthly sketch challenge. Here's the sketch


Here's my take on the sketch...

I flipped the sketch on it's side and used the three ornaments together as my center image panel.
I used Pirate's Life and Holiday Accessories for my image. She's got Flower Soft on her hat and glitter on her outfit. The DSP has glitter on it too so IRL she sparkles. The inside says "is you!".

Be sure to check the blog and see what the other Bombshell Girls have created to inspire you.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Coffee Girl

Coffee Girl by Hambo Stamps is all dressed up for the holidays!

I've missed playing in the Hoedown for the last few weeks, and it was fun to get back to the Hoedown. This week's challenge was to make a card with more than one fold. I made this hidden gift card holder. It was hard to photograph and show the second fold. Can you find it?

The front of the card is folded back into the inside to form the pocket for the gift card. The image panel hides the gift card until you open the card. Isn't that clever? I saw this design on Amanda Mertz's blog Did You Stamp Today? It was easy and fun to make. 

Make Over Monday

When I saw the inspiration for the Make Over Monday challenge, I immediately hunted through my stash for some long narrow note pads that a friend had given me quite awhile ago. I made this memo pad using pieces of SU DSP that was in my scrap collection. This is what I came up with.


There was no stamping involved so it was quick and easy. I just used some punches and the designs on the DSP.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Whimsie Doodle Monthly Challenge

Hello, Whimsie Doodles fans, welcome to the new monthly challenge! December's challenge is sketch inspired.   Create a project based on this sketch.

Each month there will be two (2) lucky winners for each challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from our latest release. And the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in February 2012!! For more details, check the Whimsie Doodle Blog here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Brown Bag Pouches

The Meade Girls, a group of very talented women that I stamp with, had their holiday celebration on Saturday. It was a fun day filled with special friends, good food and lots of laughter. I made each of my friends a hot chocolate pouch to wish them a Happy Holiday.

These brown bag pouches were inspired by some that I saw on two blogs - Beth-A-Palozza and Mish Mash. The top of the bag is cut off so the bag measures 8 1/2-9 inches. Then I folded up the bottom of the bag and stitched around the 2 sides and bottom. This makes two pouches one short one in the front where I put candy and a candy cane and a taller one in the back where I put a package of hot chocolate mix.  I embellished with a border, ribbon, a brad and the scalloped sentiment and slipped a dollies into the front pocket. You can make them as fancy or as simple as you want.

These pouches could be used for lots of things - small packets of coffee or teas with individually wrapped cookies, pencils and pens and notepads, even some hand made notecards with stamps. For kids you could put in a box of crayons or makers, some fun stickers, some stamped cardstock with simple images that they can color to make cards for their friends. I'm sure you can think of lots of ways to use these fun and easy to make pouches.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Whimsie Doodles New Release

It's the most wonderful time of the month....NeW ReLeAsE DaY!
Check out these adorable new images....eeek!  They are pictured together for your viewing convenience, but available separately for purchase on the Whimsie Doodles website.

Here's my card using the Snow Stuck image. What movie does this image remind you of? LOL!!

Now go visit the Doodlelicious Divas to see the gorgeous projects they've created with these new images! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Special Bombshell Challenge

Bombshell Stamps is getting into the holiday spirit and wants to do something for our loyal fans!

This challenge is a one time only contest. Use any stamp to create a holiday card and share it us with in this thread in the Gamblers Anonymous section of The Casino in Bombshell's forum.
Each entry will earn one chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the Bombshell Store, which will be selected via a random draw.

Use a Bombshell Stamp and you'll win two chances!

If you win using a Bombshell stamp (rubber or digital), you can win a $20.00 gift certificate!

The deadline for this challenge is December 31. The winner will be chosen by January 5th!

Whimsie Doodle Sneek Peek

It's Sneaky Snippet time at Whimsie Doodles! We get to show you snippets today and then on Monday you get to see it all! This month's new images will not disappoint you....they're fantastic!  Here's a a snippet of my card...

Be sure to hop over the the WD Blog and check out the design teams' snippets for a tasty little tidbit of what's to come on Monday :)