Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prima has a secret--and some wonderful blog candy

Prima is about to unveil a secret.  While we wait, they are offering a fantastic prize package to a lucky winner.  Check it out.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

GC44 Birthday Greetings

Gingersnap Creations is celebrating their 1st birthday by hosting a birthday card challenge.  I had to make a card for my son's birthday anyway.  Actually, I'm late, but since their dad is out of town (again!), we are celebrating the twins' birthday a bit late this year.  Here's his card.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GC42 Spicy Supply Lace and/or Fibers

Ooh, I love both lace and fibers so I knew this would be a really fun challenge.  See the Gingersnap Creations Challenge here.  I made this ATC with images from Artchix Studios and some pretty, blue yarn from my stash.  It's nearly March and it's still cold here in St. Louis.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

GC40 Numbers challenge

Use numbers anywhere on the card--this challenge from Gingersnap Creations is as easy as that.  I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend anyway, so decided to combine that with this challenge.  My friend loves French things so I thought the Eiffel Tower stamp (Sweet Pea stamps) worked perfectly. The number stamp is from Artistic Outpost.

Monday, February 15, 2010

This week Twinchies

This week Helga, from Artchix Studios, has challenged us to make twinchies.  For those that dont' know, twinchies are like inchies, but 2 inches by 2 inches.  View Helga's blog here.  I used the Snowflake Kisses collage sheet from Artchix studios, some German scrap and some ribbon, brads and stamps from my stash.  I found these easier to make than inchies.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Inchies

This week Helga's blog challenge once was to make inchies, but she added a twist this time.  We're to only use 3 things to make the 5 inchies and one of these must be recycled.  Last week I used stamps designed for inchies, this week I decided to use a background stamp, emboss and punch my inchies out of that.  So, my 3 items are a background stamp from Stamp Camp, Artchix Studios collage sheet Fly Little Bird and a wrapper from a Dove chocolate.  Once I decided to use the little bird faces, these came together pretty quickly.  Fun challenge.

Monday, February 8, 2010

GC39 Color Challenge Metallics

I made this card for a swap and the Gingersnap Creations Metallic Color challenge.  It uses a Technique Junkies tech from the latest newsletter called Metallic Double Embossing.  I used my new Cuttlebug Asian embossing folders and a new stamp from Onyx Xpressions.  I love the rich look of the metal.  The stamping is subtle, but appears darker IRL than on the scan.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fairy Card for Gina K challenge

Gina K challenged everyone to make a card using the fairy set that her daughter illustrated.  I love this stamp of the fairy sleeping on the mushroom.  I love fairy stamps in general.  This will be my younger daughter's birthday card.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Unable to resist the lure of inchies

Helga's blog challenge this week was to make 5 inchies--either one a day or all at once.  I worked on mine over the weekend, but am barely getting them posted on time due to general business.  My husband is out of town, in fact, he's out of the country.  He's in Singapore on business which leaves lots of extra duties for me.  But without further ado, here they are.  It's a challenge to work on something small, but apparently a lot of people were up for the challenge since there are a lot of entries this week.
Oops, somehow the birdies got scanned upside down.