Friday, November 26, 2010

Instyle Stamps Blog Hop!

It's Blog Hop time with Instyle Stamps! If you have been following the hop you should have just left Patti's Blog. If not you can always start from the ISS Blog. Our theme this month was to create a project with our favorite Christmas song in mind. One of my favorite Christmas songs is It's the most wonderful time of the year. I've put a video of the song at the bottom of this post for any to enjoy.

I made a mini book for my sister's kids so that they can cut out pictures of items they want and glue them on the pages. It's like their visual Christmas list. I used the image of Leang and Sei available as a digi at the Instyle Stamp store. All of the patterned paper is from DCWV. I sure hope the kiddies show us what the want for Christmas. :) Make sure to vote for your favorite project at the Instyle Stamps Blog for a chance to win some goodies. Your next stop is Genevieve! I hope you enjoy the hop!

Image: Leang and Sei by Instyle Stamps
Coloring: Le Plum No. 65, Le Plum No. 72, BG09, PM-69, PM-111, PM-88, YR00, E00, R20, Black Prisma Pencil
Paper: DCWV Holida Collection Christmas Stack
Misc: Prima music note stamp, MS lace punch, ribbon from stash

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Christmas Challenge

Hello Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Christmas! I used one of the new winter sentiments from CS and DCWV Christmas paper. No coloring this time. Come and join us and check out the rest of the team's creations at the Crafty Sentiments Blog!

Image: Christmas Circle by CS
Paper: DCWV Christmas
Misc: ribbon from stash, Want 2 Scrap pearls

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's raining cats and dogs....

Just kidding....I wanted to share two quick cards I made with the newly released images from Instyle Stamps. You can find Puppy love and kitten play at the ISS Store. The paper is from October Afternoon. Thanks for stopping by!

Images: Puppy Love and Kitten Play by Instyle Stamps
Paper: October Afternoon
Coloring: PM-88, PM-111, PM-195, BG05
Misc: lace and ribbon from stash, prima flowers, Melissa Frances corner, Want 2 Scrap pearls

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Black and Red Challenge

Good Morning everyone, today Crafty Sentiments has a fun color combo for you. It is red and black. I decided to go digital this time and made a holiday e-card using the Snowman Couple available here. I used inkscape to color in my CS image and to add the details like the snow and the sentiments. I could totally print these out on my computer and make them into postcards. Thanks for stopping! To enter your project and look at the rest of the team's creations be sure to check out the Crafty Sentiments blog!

Created with Inkscape
Image used: Snowman Couple by Crafty Sentiments

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Instyle Stamps Inspiration Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! ISS has another challenge for you. We have a gorgeous photo to help you get inspired. We were asked to make a gift for someone unexpected so I made a Christmas gift for my niece's teacher. I decided to recycle and decorate a plastic box and added a lotion and spray set inside. The image I used is called Suzette who is available as a digi. I decorated the front before glueing it to the clear box. The tag hangs from the bow and the sentiment and ornament stamps were a little extra I decided to add at the last minute. To enter your project and check out more creations from the design team be sure to check out the ISS blog! Happy Crafting!

Image: Suzette by Instyle Stamps (digi image)
Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection
Coloring: Copic E00, YR00, R20 Prisma PM-194,PM-69,PM-50 Prisma Pencil pink, white
Misc: ribbon, plastic beads from stash, Christmas stamps

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Instyle Stamps Roaring 20's

Hello everyone, today Instyle Stamps is happy to introduce the Roaring 20's. Aren't they sassy? I used my cricut to cut the car card out and colored the images with my copics and prisma markers. For more info on the new releases make sure to check out the ISS blog! Thanks for stopping by.

Image: Roaring 20's by Instyle Stamps
Coloring: copics/prismas (will add numbers later)
Paper: scraps
Misc: MS Wedding Stamp Sentiment

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Remembrance Day Challenge

Hello everyone! Today at Crafty Sentiments our theme is Remembrance Day. This means you can use red poppies, red flowers or red paper on your project. Here is what I came up with. I used Winter Amy on this card. Everything is stamped onto the card, the only things I added are the flower and ribbon. Thanks for joining us, to enter your card and to see the rest of the team's projects check out the Crafty Sentiments blog. Happy crafting!

Image: Winter Amy by Crafty Sentiments (available as an acrylic stamp)
Coloring: Copics
Misc: ribbon, flower from stash and Christmas stamps

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Instyle Stamps Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today ISS has a color challenge for you to try and with the holidays just around the corner this would be a perfect opportunity to win some ISS digis and get some cards out of the way too! Here is the card I created with digi image Leang and Sei. Aren't they adorable? I added some glitter to a few mini bottles I had in my stash to make it look like they had snow in them. The two mini clips on the side of the card and the lace are from a vintage can swap I had a few months ago. These ISS images are so getting me in the Holiday spirit. To enter your project for a chance to win some ISS images head on over to the ISS Blog. Happy Crafting!

Image: Leang and Sei by Instyle Stamps
Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection
Coloring: Copic E00, YR00 Prisma PM-19, PM-31,PM-61, PM-70, PM-111, PM-195, PM-88 PM-194 Prisma Pencil Pink, yellow, white, brown, black, tuscan red, dark green, golden rod
Misc: buttons, clips, mini bottles, Glitter, lace

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Make a Gift Challenge

Hello everyone, can't believe it's Thursday already. Crafty Sentiments has a fun challenge for you. Since the holidays are around the corner I know I'm not the only one making some homemade gifts. This week our challenge is to make a gift for someone. I had seen some diy snowglobes online and decided to give it a go. It was pretty simple and so much fun to make. I wrapped a little santa necklace around the tree and some glitter for the snow. I made the tag with a CS snowman digi. To see the rest of the projects and enter your own check out the Crafty Sentiments Blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone, I can't believe November is here already. Instyle stamps has a fun sketch for you to try. Remember if you enter you have a chance to win some ISS images! Here is the card I created based on the sketch below. I used Marti (who is available in rubber) and paperpieced her dress to match the rest of the card. Isn't she fab? Hope you join us for this challenge. To enter your card and see the rest of the design team's creations check out the Instyle Stamps Blog!

Image: Marti by Instyle Stamps (available in rubber)
Paper: teal cardstock, dcvw mariposa
Coloring: Copic E00, YR00 Prisma PM-88 Prisma Pencil: brown,pink,black
Misc: Want 2 Scrap pearls, teal ribbon, swirl cuttlebug fldr