Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Celebrate Blog Hop January 4 & 5

Hello Everyone, 

I'm so excited. Over the past few months I've been working with an AMAZING group of women and we have created the NEW Cuttin and Stampin Design Team. 

 On January 4th and 5th we will be kicking off the new team with a Celebrate Blog Hop.  

The grand prize for the blog hop is a
$25 gift certificate for A Muse Studio products.  

On January 8th we will be starting our Weekly Challenges.  Each person can enter up to 3 times per challenge.  

So mark your calendars and come enjoy the fun. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shrooms and Blooms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shrooms and Blooms Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Tara's Blog, then you are on the right track! If you just stopped by and would like to start at the beginning, please go to Jenn's Blog.

 We are so happy to have you join us today! You won't want to miss out on any of these whimsical mushroom projects!

One grand prize winner will win a the goodies pictured at your first stop (Jenn's Blog)! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way! Make sure you return to Jenn's Blog and link up to be in the drawing for the goodies :)

For my project I wanted to create something I could use for the season as well as have the mushroom.  I have a Gnome Digital stamp set and kept seeing this great mushroom with a little snow on top.

I took the Gnome and gave him a little color with a star bling on the end of his hat.

I’m not great with flocking so I took some Star Dust Stickles and outlined the mushroom and the cloud for a little sparkle.  I used shimmer paper for the snow and cloud.  The blue background is from Basic Grey and the card based is Cherry card stock from A Muse Studio.

Here are the Copic markers I used

Now make sure to head over to An'Jenic's Blog Next.  

If you get distracted along the way, here's a complete line up.

1.     Jenn  <--- START HERE
6.     Tammy  ßYou are here
7.     An'Jenic   <- NEXT STOP
12.    Melissa
14.   Jenn <--- Link Up For CANDY 


Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you and yours have a Very Merry Holiday Season, full of Peach, Love and Joy.  


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas - Crafting By Designs

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Hello Everyone, I'm here today with the Getting Ready for Christmas card challenge.  We hope that when you play along with this challenge throughout the year, when the season arrives, you will have created enough Christmas cards for everyone on your list.  

Today I took a stab at using my Copics and a Bugaboo stamp to create a very simple and easy card. 

I started with coloring the tree and then trying to cut it out.  

As you can tell, I'm really rusty on blending the darker and lighter tones.  Hopefully that will come with a lot more practice.  

I used a sage color card stock for my base and Basic Grey Eskimo Paper for the mat.  

I have to admit that this is not what I had envisioned when I started.  I printed the tree stamp to large so I had to turn my card base.  Then i didn't have room for a sentiment on the front.  So I went with a real basic stamp on the inside from the A Muse Studio Tis the Season stamp set. 


As you can tell I'm hooked on trees right now.  So the challenge to go along with this card is 

use a Tree on your card.

Make sure to stop off at Crafting By Designs to submit your creation.  I can't wait to see what you make. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cool Yule Winner

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are having fun and enjoying the Christmas Season speeding Joy, Peace and Goodwill.  I love this time of year when people actually try a little harder to be nice to one another.

The Smith house is still on the fence about doing the annual baking.  At first we decided that the time would be better served to purchase boxes of chocolates and spend more time with family.  Then hubby looked at me the other day and said "Well, you have to at least make a few runs of banana bread and some of those sugar cookies."

With the most sarcastic tone I have I replied, "Well if I'm doing that much I might as well do the whole list of goodies and not waist the money on boxes of chocolate."   Of course he would want me to bake the most time consuming items.  Then my son chimes in via text message and tells me it's not Christmas if I don't make him a pumpkin roll.  Giving him a store bought on in November "JUST AIN'T RIGHT".

So anyway, we'll see what happens.  If I post pictures of the kitchen in full on backing mode you will know that I decided that crafting took a back seat to backing.

I promised to draw a random winner for a Cool Yule stamp set.  There were seven people to comment during the Crafting by Designs Blog Hop.

And the Winner is: 

True Random Number Generator

#1 is : 
Love the card!
Those stamped trees are beautiful!

I want to thank everyone that stopped by during the hop and don't forget to stop by  Crafting by Designs and participate in all the different challenges.  We would love to see you there.