Friday, February 22, 2013

CardzTV Stamps Challenge #25 "Luck Of The Irish!"

This week at CardzTV Stamps the Challenge is "Luck of the Irish". Use stamped, digital or electronically cut shamrocks or leprechauns on your project. The challenge will run 2 weeks and Mary at CardzTV will be giving away a set of her stamps to the winner.

Here is my card:

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, 3 Shades of Green, Black, 2 Shades of Brown, Tan, Yellow and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up Body, page 29 (Base); Leprechaun, page 40 (Base, Shift, Headwear 1 Base, Headwear 1 Shift, Accessories 1 Base, Accessories 1 Shift, Accessories 2 Base, Accessories 2 Shift, Accessories 3 Base and Accessories 3 Shift)
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Happy Days, " Happy St. Patrick's Day!"
Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter, Florentine Gold
Nicole Ultra Fine Glitter Extra Fine Iridescent Gold
Pink Chalk
Mounting Tape

The tinsel glitter is in the pot. Boy, doesn't it shine? I thought this turned out cute. I don't use the Paper Dolls very often, but I really think I should. They always turn out so nice.

Do you celebrate St Patrick's Day? We do around here. Every year I always make corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes, (sometimes I make ham and string beans too, depending on how many people are coming over). We also have an Irish coffee after dinner! This dinner is a something that my mom started when I was a kid...and I kept the tradition going. Always brings a little of my Mom back to me.

Hope you like my project. Don't forget to check the other designer's projects and that Mary is giving away a set of stamps to the winner. Good luck.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Digi Haven Challenge Snow or Snowflakes

This week at Digi Haven the Challenge is Snow or Snowflakes. The sentiments that the design team used this week are from our own Design Team Member, Mynnette. In addition, Mynnette has graciously agreed to give the winner 3 images. Di Digi's is also giving the winner a $10 Gift Certificate. Challenge will last for 2 weeks. 

Here is my card:

Finished Card: 5" x 5"

Cardstock: White, Black and Patterned Paper
Dearie Dolls Digital Image "Twigs Snowman Color"
Spectrum Noir Markers
On A Stampage Mynnette's Sentiment "I Think You're Cool!"
Handmade Baker's Twine
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Doily Motifs (Largest and 3rd Largest)
Queen and Co Pearls Pearl, 2 Large, 2 Medium and 2 Small
Extra Fine Glitter
Mounting Tape

For the first time ever, I used an already colored version of an image from Dearie Dolls. I added some shadow and glitter. I thought the Spellbinders shapes looked like snowflakes. In the middle of the sentiment "Cool", I added 2 small pearls, as well as the large pearl on the twine and the ones in the corner. As you can see, the background has a glitter shimmer. I like the way it turned out. what do you think?

Hope you decide to join in the fun. Don't forget to check out all the other designer's projects.

I have something else that I would like to share with you...
For the past month, my husband and I have been working on a home improvement project....well, let me start at the beginning...
Before Christmas, I bought some toilet bowl cleaner. It unfortunately got spilled on my hall carpet and this is what happened:

Yes, it ATE my carpet!

So, after Christmas we decided to fix the problem. We tore up the carpet on the stairs:

Then I got sick...103 fever, strep and flu! After feeling better, we cut, stained and polyurethaned the steps:

Next we added the trim:

We finally finished the steps:

 and from above:

Then we tore up the carpet in the hall, but I got sick AGAIN...103 fever and flu! (woo hoo)

Finally, we were able to start:

And we finally finished yesterday, trim and all. Here is the finished project:

and from the other side:

We also replaced the hall light. It only took about a month. There is one more thing we would like to do...replace all the doors. Soon, but not today! lol  I want to take the time to thank my husband and my sons (they helped too). I really like the way it turned out.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

CardzTV Stamps Challenge "Kidz Kardz"

We are having some fun with something a little different this week at CardzTV Stamps. The challenge is called "Kidz Kardz". Make a a set of 3 - 3" x 3" Valentines for kids.

Well, I got carried away (what else is new), so I made 3 sets of 3:

The back of each one has the sentiment, "Be My Valentine!":

Actually, I made them into pockets to hold a candy treat:

Finished Pockets: 3" x 3"

Cardstock: White, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Black, Red, Green, Tan, Brown, Cream, Blue and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter Frog, page 24; Rabbit, page 26; Squirrel, page 32; Cat 2, page 38; Crab, page 40; Bird 2, page 45; Monkey, page 46; Skunk, page 61 and Bee, page 68 (Various Base, Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, Shift Base, Shift Layer 1and/or Shift Layer 2)
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Be My Valentine, "Be My Valentine!"
Various Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Heart Block and D'Vine Swirls; Sizzix Scrollmark and Darice Heart
Small Heart Punch
Mounting Tape

I made them fairly simple since I plan on giving them to Gianna's (my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter) preschool class for Valentine's Day. I didn't want any embellishments falling off for tiny hands. I think they turned out cute. (I ended up making another 5 so each of Gianna's classmates and teacher would get

Hope you decide to play. Mary will be giving one of her stamp sets away to the winner. Challenge ends the 21st. Good luck.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Digi Haven Challenge "Valentine's/Love"

February is the month of Love and Valentine's Day! That is just what the Digi Haven Challenge is about this week. We have another wonderful sponsor: My Grafico. The challenge will last 2 weeks and the winner will receive a stamp set from our sponsor. (Isn't that generous?)

Here is my card:

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Pink and Patterned Paper
My Grafico "Valentine Teddy" Digital Stamps
Spectrum Noir Markers
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Ticket Talk, "Happy Valentine's Day!"
Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles, 2nd Smallest
Thin Purple Ribbon
Queen and Co Rhinestones Lavender, 3 Small
Mounting Tape
White Embroidery Thread (2 of the 6 twisted threads)

The bears are matted on the pink cardstock and single mounted on the card. The balloon, the flowers and the sentiment are also single mounted. I used a marker (Spectrum Noir) around the sentiment. 

Please check out the other designer's at Digi Haven (click here) and see how we all used the same stamp set so differently. Don't forget to join in for a chance to win a stamp set from My Grafico. Can't wait to see what you make!

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