Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friends Are The Greatest Gift of The Season! Sketch Saturday Challenge #183! Sponsored by the Craft Barn!


Happy weekend all! 

I'm so glad the weekend is here and I admit I slept almost the whole day yesterday! I was so exhausted after Thanksgiving day and then I stayed up late that same night to go to the Black Friday sale at Best Buy! It was worth it though, cause I got exactly what I wanted...or I should say my boys wanted at a steal of a deal!! We are going to have some extremely happy boys! And hubs was so sweet to clean up the rest of the kitchen for me while I slept...lol. He has a 4 day weekend with Sunday being his last day. So it's been nice having him home all day.

I woke up early for a little bit yesterday before falling back to sleep to take these pics for my card and realized that I had somehow broke my good camera. I'm not sure what I did to it, but I was taking pics on Thursday while the family was here and everything was fine. And now when I turn it on, the green light just flashes and the LED screen is blank...doesn't show anything. Plus the lens doesn't come out all the way. I was so bummed because I loved that camera! I still have a warranty on it and paid for the extra service plan...so I'm hoping that it's covered to get fixed. Anyways, I had to break out my old one...thankfully it was charged up enough to take some quick pics though. The pics are ok, but don't come out clear and bright as they would with my good camera.

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So anyways, it's Saturday again and yes that means it's time for another super fun sketch to play with over at "Sketch Saturday"!! 

Here's a little inspiration to get you started...


The sketch:


And this week we are sponsored by "The Craft Barn"!


This weeks winner will win a collection of sparkly goodies!
Lovely new Frantage products from Stampendous – shabby pink embossing powder, shaved ice glittery bits, silver crushed glass glitter and bronzed mica flakes, all with a total value of over £20.00


The super gorgeous image I used today is from "Some Odd Girl"! She is called "Gifty Gwen"! I got me some clear stamps about a month ago and finally got a chance to use them. Her stamps are so adorable and so much fun to color in because of the large open spaces! Not to mention the packaging you receive everything in is so cute!


Plus I finally got me some Copic markers as an early Christmas present to myself! Over the week, I've been trying to teach myself how to color with them...which hasn't been easy because I've gotten so use to using colored pencils. I'm hoping I didn't make a very expensive mistake and hoping I will get better. This image is only my 3rd attempt...so I will definitely keep trying! Plus hubs will not allow them to collect dust...lol.


Kept the inside super simple...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 X 6
STAMPS: Some Odd Girl Stamps -"Gifty Gwen" and Sentiment is from the same set
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #183"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Red buttons, faux rhinestones and dew drops
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Circles Dies and Sewing machine
OTHER: 3D squares

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"Come join us every week for fun inspirational sketches and prizes to get those creative juices flowing!"
"Check out my new sentiments available at Prairie Fairy Designs!"
Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Fairy Tale Challenge -"Christmas"
Lily Pad -"Buttons"
Pattie's Creations -"Christmas"
Alphabet Challenge -"V is for Vibrant"
The Poodles Parlour -"Christmas"
Simply Create Too -"Christmas"
Stamping With Dragon -"Anything Goes -Christmas"
Totally PaperCrafts -"Christmas"
Delightful Sketches -"Red and Green"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"


Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 25, 2011

NEW Digital Sentiments and a FREEBIE!!


Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got stuffed!! lol! Our day started off a little stressed but everyone had a good time! We had family come up from the coast which is 2 hours away. The plan was for them to come up the night before so that my aunt can help me get prepared and then cook the bird and everything else in the morning. She was also suppose to bring the bird...well guess what??! You probably guessed it...they forgot the it!! They loaded everything in their car or so they thought including their cat they brought with them...but forgot the de-thawing turkey on the kitchen counter! The main course...lol! So we ended up having to go to the store Wednesday night to get one...but all they had left were frozen ones!! So we filled up the bathtub with cold water and left it to de-thaw over night. It's a funny story now as I tell it knowing everything turned out...but at the time, we were all a little stressed. Other then that it was a good time!

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Anyways, you didn't come here to hear turkey stories...he...he!

Last week I worked on some NEW Christmas sentiments, knowing and hoping that everyone is still trying to get all their Christmas cards done like me! Roberta from "Prairie Fairy Designs" added them all to the shop today, a total of 4 complete sets!

You can find them all HERE! Or you can click on the samples below which will take you to each individual set!


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And now for the promised FREEBIES!! As a thank you to all my followers and to everyone who likes my sentiments...these are for you! 
Download and enjoy! :D


Click on the sample pic to download or you can click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!!



Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I'm having a HUGE "Black Friday-Cyber Monday" sale on everything in my Etsy shop!! 


Everything will be discounted at 40% OFF and I'm including FREE shipping to US & CAN on everything except cards!!

Sale ends 11/29 @ 12am PST!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Have A Merry One!


I can't believe I actually had some time this week to get a card done that wasn't a DT project! Specially this week because I'm preparing to have Thanksgiving at my place!! I pretty much got everything bought and planned. Now the only hard part is keeping the house clean until family comes over...which isn't easy with 3 boys running around...lol!

My Grandma ordered cards from me this year, plus I have to get my own done...so if you are sick of seeing Christmas cards from me, sorry...lol! :P~

For my card today I used the fabulous layout from "Deconstructed Sketch" and an adorable digi stamp from "Dustin Pike"! 


I actually have had this image colored for awhile and planned to layer him so he was colored 3 times! The sentiment is just a clear stamp set from Studio G that I got in the bargain bin last year.


I'm starting to fall in love with Glamour Dust...lol. I think I love it much more than Stickles because it's much more sparklier..is that a word??! Although Stickles is easier to work with, it's not as pretty!


Side view showing a closeup of the layering...


And the inside I kept simple...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 X 6
STAMPS: Dustin Pike Digi Stamp -"Dragon Present" and Sentiment is from Studio G
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Deconstucted Sketch -"Sketch #28"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Hemp twine and green button
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Dots Quickutz embossing folder, Stampin' Up Window Punch, Fiskars scalloped border punch and Sewing machine
OTHER: Glamour Dust glitter and 3D squares

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"Prairie Fairy Designs offers fun and whimsical digital stamps!"
"My new sentiments also available at Prairie Fairy Designs!"


Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Deconstructed Sketch -"Sketch #28"
Dustin Pike Challenge -"Anything Goes Christmas"
Card and Scrap -"Traditional Christmas Colors"
Creatalicious Challenges -"Christmas and Make it Sparkle"
The Emerald Faerie Garden -"Christmas Green"
Everybody Art Challenge -"Christmas Card"
Sassy Cheryl's -"Anything Goes"
Shopping Our Stash -"Christmas or Winter Related"
Karen's Doodles -"Celebrate With Santa"

Thanks for Stopping By!!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow Much Fun!! Sketch Saturday #182!! Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts!


Yay for the weekend! I think I say that every weekend...lol!
 Have you noticed the new look of my blog?? I thought it was time for a change...plus I was trying to go for a cohesive look to go along with my shop and the design of my new sentiments. I like the way the header turned out...but trying to figure out what to do for the background...I think I made the font and colors a little hard to read??

Anyways here is my card for this week...


Here's the Sketch...


And this week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts!

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This weeks challenge winner will win a generous £10.00 shopping spree at Bunny Zoe's Crafts



The super adorable image I used is called "The Boys 'R' Sliding" and can be found in the Prairie Fairy Designs shop HERE! The sentiment can also be found in Roberta's shop which is part of my new digi sentiments released...the set of Snowflake Seals can be found HERE!


Loving these translucent snowflakes I got at my local craft store!


I got the large sparkly snowflakes from the Dollar Tree which are actually meant to be used as ornaments...lol!


The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 X 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs Digi Stamp -"The Boys 'R' Sliding" and Sentiment is from my "Christmas Seals" set here
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #182"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Snowflake buttons, flat back pearls and snowflake ornament
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (rectangles and scalloped rectangles), Cuttlebug Machine and Sewing machine

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"Come join us every week for fun inspirational sketches and prizes to get those creative juices flowing!"
"Prairie Fairy Designs offers fun and whimsical digital stamps!"
"My new sentiments also available at Prairie Fairy Designs!"

Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction

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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Crafty Catz Weekly -"Snowflake"
Frosted Design -"Die Cuts"
Phindy's Place -"Christmas Cards"
Wags n Whiskers -"Christmas Themed"
Winter Wonderland -"Any Cute Christmas Image"
Do You Stack Up? -"Splash of Blue"
Moving Along With The Times -"Let It Snow"
Crafters Companion -"Let It Snow"
Creatalicious Challenges -"Christmas and Make it Sparkle"
Cupcake Craftroom -"Sweet Christmas"
The Craft Garden -"Christmas But No Red or Green"

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! -Fairy Fun Fridays #66 -FALL!!


 Time for another challenge at "Fairy Fun Fridays"!! 
For the next 2 weeks our theme is Fall...so we want to see all your Fall creations! Although it has felt more like Winter here in Oregon than it has Fall...lol. I think it just may snow this year...or I guess I'm hoping it will!!

Here's my card...


I don't often make much Fall cards or Thanksgiving cards...so I thought I would surprise my mom with this card for Thanksgiving! Specially since she lives far away in Arizona along with my Grandma and I really miss them...even more this time of year...their cooking that is...lol!! Just kidding, but I do wish they lived closer!!


The gorgeous image I used is from Roberta's "Fall Harvest" set and can be found in the Prairie Fairy Designs shop HERE!

Not really liking the Stickles I used on the grapes...but can't really go back after you've put it on...lol. And this is the first time I've tried the coloring on Kraft cardstock technique...I think I kinda like it? Although, I'm not sure if I've used the right kind of Kraft paper because I found it extremely hard to blend with my Prismas and OMS!


I found these beautiful brads at Michael's Crafts awhile back and finally found the perfect card to use them on! I think it matches nicely with the gorgeous background paper!


This is where I would normally show you the inside...but instead of an inside...I just decided to do up the back! Guess it would kind be more of a postcard...lol. I embossed the sentiment.


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs Digi Stamp -"Fall Harvest" and Sentiment is from my clear stamps stash (Not sure of the brand?)
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT:  i{heart}2stamp-"November Sketch"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Champagne colored dew drops, decorative brad and hemp cord
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug bricks embossing folder, EKsuccess border punch and Sewing machine


I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

i{heart}2stamp -"November Sketch"
Auds Sentiments -"Thanksgiving"
Crafty Purple Frog -"Use Orange"
Sassy Studio Designs -"Season of Thanks"
Shelly's Images -"Anything Goes"
Crafting For All Seasons -"Thanksgiving"
Fresh Brewed Designs -"Give Thanks"
Simon Says Stamp -"Thanksgiving"

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting!