Monday, January 31, 2011

02/01 CTMH SOTM February Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I love February - the weather here in Florida is usually beautiful - bright sunny days and cool evenings. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays so that adds a special bonus to the month. If you have come here from Angela's blog then you are on the right track. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here. So let's gets started.

This month we are featuring D1453 Friendship with it's baroque look and feel to the stamp set.

The technique I used is called Black Magic and is quite simple to do. I found the technique on Splitcoast Stampers.


X7134 SweetHeart Paper

Z2163 White Daisy Pigment Ink

Crochet Flowers - retired

Z1096 Neutral embroidery floss

3505 Watercolor Pencils

Now "Hop" on over to Carol's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to check out their awesome artwork and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available February 1-28, 2011 ! Contact me if you are interested in ordering the stamp set or hosting a gathering and earn it FREE!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

01/27 Designed 2 Delight Challenge

Oh my goodness! This week just flew by... But I did squeeze in some time to create this card for the weekly Designed 2 Delight challenge. This darling little bear is all ready for spring ( aren't we all?!!!) with his bright teal blue boots. The heart and sentiments are from the retired stamp set "Sweet Talk" from Close to My Heart. I can not 'bear' to part with this stamp set!!!

So bring on the weekend - it's time to play... If you would like to join me one week stop by the Designed 2 Delight challenge site here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

01/20 Designed 2 Delight Challenge

Check out this super easy Valentine favor treat bag I created for this week's Designed 2 Delight challenge. I cut a printed card in half horizontally and then scored it to create a fold to hold the little treat bag. Stop back after February 1st for more details as I celebrated my 2nd favorite holiday - Valentine's Day!!!

Supplies are all CTMH retired products as I try to use up 'my stash'! If you would like to join next week's challenge, check out the design here.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

1/14 CTMH Spolight Blog Hop ANYTHING Valentines!

Happy Valentine's Day! Ok - it is actually one month from now but why not get a jump on the holiday?? If you have been hoppin' with everyone, then you have just arrived from Melinda's blog!

So check out my SUPER easy Valentine project -

A sucker wrapper - 'easy peasy'....... here are the directions - of course you can use any paper and stamp set you like!

I know all of you are super creative and can come up with your own design and stamp set - sooo make sure you leave me a comment or link to your blog so I can check it out!

Now it is time to hop over to Laurie's blog and check out her Valentine Day cards! so divine!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

01/13 Another Digital Design Challenge

Oh my ...Valentine's Day is starting to sneak up on all of us! Here is another digital design from the Designed 2 Delight Challenge! These quick and easy designs can be addicting! So if you haven't been attempted to try any of them, you should! Check out their challenge right here!

Friday, January 7, 2011

01/07 NEW Card Ideas Challenge

I decided at the last minute to participate in the Card Ideas Blog challenge this week - you can find it here -

Sometimes the cards or layouts I create at the last moment are better than the ones I agonize over all week! This digital design is called Stitched Snowman, another delightful image from Designed 2 Delight! You can check out their newest design challenge here and join in the fun!

Even though it is 60 degrees here in Tampa, Fl - it is still "Brrrr" weather when you are used to warmer temps.

Supplies: Paper and embellishment from the Target Dollar Spot Copic markers Stamp images from Close to My Heart C1402 "In the Month of January" Outdoor Denim and Pacifica Ink Organza ribbon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

01/05 Happy New Year thoughts...

Here is another digital image I created this week with the new Designed 2 Delight digital challenge. How can you go wrong with a birthday cupcake, matching rose design AND a cheery bright CTMH paper pack?

I played around with the digital artwork challenge design and came up with this bright and colorful birthday layout. What do you think?

X7123 Cherry-O - paper pack
C1350 - Dainty Thoughts of You stamp set
Copic markers to match the Cherry-O paper pack


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