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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fitztown Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop with Fitztown. If you came from Fitztown Challenge Blog than you are in the right spot.

Here is my project for the hop:

 I've used a Morgan Fitzsimons image from the Halloween Collection at Fitztown. I've colored the image with Copic markers and all supplies are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Erin.  
Design Team List
DT Ema
GD Erin
GD Judy
DT Kaija
DT Maria
DT Sande
GD Sharon
GD Tanya

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Just Some Lines: Happy Boo to You Monthly Challenge

Here's my card for the Happy Boo to You monthly challenge at Just Some Lines. I used the freebie that was offered because it's just such a cute image! I think this particular image makes for a great children's card!

Here is my card:
I used Copic markers to color the image. Since I was making this for one of my younger grand nieces, I kept the card simple. I added a foam cutout for the sentiment and dabbed Stickles in Black Diamonds for some shimmer. Little girls like glittery shimmer! :) I added three Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Black for some interest. I love me some Dew Drops! I use them a lot! :) I think it came out super cute! I especially like his red-rimmed eyes. I imagine a ghost doesn't get much sleep, what with the chains rattling and all that. lol ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Release at DigiStamps4Joy!

Ema here with her Sunday Release on a Monday morning! :-\ Where did Sunday go? I got home from work Saturday morning and here it is Monday! :-\ Girl interrupted, is more like it! It is what it is and here's the cutest love bird I've ever seen!

Here's my card:

All supplies are from my long-hoarded stash. I've colored the image with Copic markers. Sentiment is from a Simply Betty Stamp set and the music notes are from Raisin Boat's clear stamp set called Symphony for the Soul. The image is one of DigiStamps4Joy newest release called Love Knows - Birdie. Since he's OBVIOUSLY in love... I figured he's got to be singing like there's no tomorrow and he doesn't care who's listening! ;) lol Isn't he the cutest ever?!?

I figured out recently, I've been so bad about linking up to challenges! There's no back linking and the thing is I get so behind that I pre-date some of my posts and then go looking for challenges so it might appear as back linking because the date will be before the challenge but it's actually wicked new. Can you believe I would do something like that? Queen of Missed Deadlines here so I think YOU SHOULD! :-\ lol 

Nonetheless, I'm gonna give it a good ol' try and get this card entered correctly into these challenges:
I participate in WAY TOO many challenges and I found that when I was waiting for my blog to upload it was taking forever and a day! :-( I thought of all them folks who are still forced to have dial-up and thought to myself how awful if they couldn't visit my blog cause of that. ;) lol So I created a page for all the challenges I follow and put the badges and the links on here. Did you go have a look see? What did I tell you! WAY TOO many! ;) lol

I do thank you for coming by to visit and I so hope you'll leave a comment so I'll know you were here. :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fitztown Challenge Blog - #11 Metal

Here's my card for the current Fitztown Challenge Blog (FCB) Challenge #11 - Metal.
All supplies I've used are from my stash. I've used four metal brads for the metal on my card. I've used Halloween #15 from the Halloween Collection at Fitztown.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I am a follower of these blogs and have badges displayed here.

Hope you will come on over to FCB and join in on the challenge! We'd love to see your creations! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge - #78 Wet / Dry Embossing

Time for DigiStamps4Joy (DS4J) Challenge #78 - Wet or Dry Embossing. I've chosen to go with dry embossing. I think it always adds such quick elegance to a card.

Here is my card:
I've used Cherry Bonsai and the sentiment is from an unknown stamp set. I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Oriental Weave Set. I colored the image with Copic markers. All paper, cording and Japanese coin are from my stash. 

Did you know DigiStamps4Joy offers rewards points? I didn't! I just reasd about it and you can get all the info here

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I am a follower of these blogs and have badges displayed here.

Be sure to jump on over to DS4J Challenge Blog and join in on the current wet / dry embossing challenge! We'd love to see what you can create for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs: October Challenge - Pumpkins

OK, I found the lost cards. They were staring me in the face the ENTIRE time! I'm not even going to try to explain myself because it's just down right embarrassing! lol

Fresh Brewed Designs is having their October challenge and the theme is Pumpkins or the colors of orange, brown and green. I've got an adorable pumpkin card. 


Here is the card:
I used a The Paper Shelter image called Fly Pumpkins! Fly! By golly, she got them to fly too! ;) lol I colored the image with Copic markers. All paper supplies and foam cutout is from my stash. I dabbed Stickles in Star Dust on the sentiment. I added some Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Black for some interest. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #54 - Add Some Orange

OK, this isn't the card I was referring to earlier either but I think this will have to be it for today. It's getting kinda late for me and I'm not sure I will muster up the mojo to finish the card I WAS referring to. I have this card with lots of orange and Glitter n Sparkle's Challenge #54 is Add Some Orange! You can see challenge badge here. How can I NOT add my card!?! I. Must! :)

Here is my card:

As always, all paper supplies are from my stash and I've colored the image with Copic markers. I did dab some Stickles in Star Dust around the edge of the mat I cut from a Spellbinders' Classic Scalloped Circles SM die cut. I also dabbed it onto the Happy Halloween on the Stampin' Up printed paper. I then added some Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Black to add some interest. 

Thank you so much for stopping by again! ;) lol

Creatalicious Challenges #56 - Wedding Day

Teehee... I was wrong! One more... and this is not the one I was thinking I'd come back and add... that one is Halloween themed and this one isn't going to really count because it's a wedding themed challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges #56 Wedding DayYou can see challenge badge here. But I made four wedding cards and I've been wanting a reason to show one of them off! ;) And here is ONE of them.


Here's my card:

All supplies are from my long hoarded stash. The image is from The Paper Shelter and is called The Happy Couple. I colored the image with Copic markers.

OK, thanks for stopping by yet another time on my blog today! :)

"Hey Pumpkin" Challenge HMFMC155

Ha! I was right! I do have one more. Maybe even another before the end of the night but if I stop with this one, I think I'm doing good. I'm shooting for 31 posts for Halloween and not 31 days of Halloween at this point. ;) Ha!

So, I'm a collector... bet your shocked huh?!? I'm a collector of House Mouse stamps! I've got to have easily a little over 30 stamps. I know that doesn't sound like a lot... but it does for me. I received a couple from a friend not too long ago. She'd "outgrown" them and I didn't have the ones she didn't want anymore and she gave these to me. Then she makes the absurd statement that she couldn't wait to see what I made with them! Ha! I set her straight! I told her I wanted them for my COLLECTION! ;) I love these images and I kid you not, before today, I really only have them displayed on some shelves because they are just so pretty to look at. I've written before that since my little episode of August 18, 2011, I am determined to use ALL my crafting things. So I've baptized one of my House Mouse stamps. What fun I had with it too! I'll show you!


Here is my card:

I just LOVE how it came out! I colored the image with Copic markers. All the supplies are from my long hoarded stash. I'm submitting this card to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC) #155 - "Hey Pumpkin" challenge. Boy, that was a mouthful. I've got my badge displayed here and I am a follower. Have been for a wicked long time but really you'd have to call it more of a stalker. ;) The stamp I've used is Bewitching Pumpkins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today for the FOURTH time! :) I do appreciate it very much! 

All That Stickles Halloween Linky Party

You know, my intention was to have 31 days of Halloween. That's not true. My original intention was to write one post daily. I've had this blog for about six years now and I've terribly disappointed myself. Last time I looked, I think I had about 300+ posts. That's not a post per day for six years. :-\ So for 2013, my intention was to post daily. Well, that's not worked out to well either. So, I decided to cut off less to chew and decided to have 31 days of Halloween. That's not true either. I was gonna have 30 days of going back to school but that didn't work out either. You'd think I'd just go ahead and throw in the towel by now huh? Well, I've written many times before, my momma didn't raise no quitter! So I'm aiming for 31 days of Halloween, followed by 30 days of fall/Thanksgiving and finishing it out with 31 days of Christmas. What can I tell you? I'm somewhat of an ambitious gal, too! lol Anyway, I've been called back to work and I start tomorrow night. I work graveyard shift and that so badly interferes with staying up all night crafting! Can you believe it? Almost made me want to say "No, thank you!" when I was asked if I wanted to come back for the cotton season. Thing is, I am the one with the big mouth and asked to work during cotton season back in August when the sand deal wasn't working out. So I've no one to blame but myself! Ugh! Anyway, I've already posted TWICE today! Here I am a third time ... and I'm thinking ... before end of day, I may be back with another! *GASP!* Yes! 

So this card is for All That Stickles (ATS) Halloween Linky PartyYou can see challenge badge hereI'm gonna kinda guess at the theme ... using Stickles and Halloween-themed. I don't know what it is about the linky page at ATS, but it won't completely load for me. It'll pull up and then it just thinks about it and thinks about it and, usually, I can be patient and busy myself until it finishes loading but I'm in a bit of a time crunch today. 

So, here's my card:
This image is from Sassy Studio Designs and called Honey Witch, I think. If I could, I'd look for the image but if memory serves me right they don't have direct links to images and then finding images has no rhyme or reason... and did I mention... I've a bit of a time crunch tonight? I hate to leave you hanging like that. :( So sorry! All paper supplies, plastic doodads, foam sentiment and acrylic border are from my stash. I've colored the image using Copic markers. The tangerine silk ribbon is from Raisin Boat. Of course, I've used Stickles in Star Dust on the "Happy Halloween" foam cut out and on the webs on her witch's hat. I sure hope I got the theme right! :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Cards for Men Challenge #21 - Halloween

Haha... I've gone and done it. I ate two of my cards! :-\ I made five on Saturday and about nine during the week. I cannot find two of them. I've looked EVERYWHERE for them too! I hope when I find them, they are in a very safe place with all my money! :) I think I tossed them because the last time I saw them was right before I started cleaning up the mess on my desk. :( I've pulled the trash though and haven't found them. I didn't DIG into the trash, just kinda glanced in there. So, how badly do I want to find them I ask you? ;) lol Oh, well... I'm sure they will turn up somewhere! In the mean time, I've a card I didn't lose I do want to show you! :)


This is the card:

I've used an image from The Paper Shelter (TPS). You know, I think I've mentioned before, one of my most favorite digi stores ever! :) The image is called Brush Your Teeth! How appropriate! Love that too! I colored the image with Copic markers. All paper supplies, ribbon and candy corn doodads are from my stash. The sentiment is handwritten and I read something similar to that somewhere and thought it hysterical! Don't you? 

I'm submitting this card into Cards for Men Challenge #21 - HalloweenYou can see challenge badge here. They are being sponsored by TPS. I want to win me some TPS images but I was thinking earlier, I don't know what I'd get! I think I've purchased all the ones I want and now I only buy the ones that come out new. :-\ But I still want me one of those gift cards! :-\

I am a follower of Cards for Men and I have a badge displayed here.

Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

Fitztown Challenge #11 - Metal

Fitztown Challenge Blog is having their Challenge #11 - Metal. I'm trying to keep to a Halloween theme for this month so this proved to be a difficult challenge for me! I love making men's cards when the theme is metal but trying to work it into a Halloween theme proved to be much harder than I thought it would be. I still think I did it, kinda, sorta. ;) lol

This is my card:
The image is from the Halloween Collection at Fitztown. All paper supplies, rhinestones and wax thread used are from my long-hoarded stash. The metal is a D-ring under the bow to hold the wax thread and then I added two pointer brads to hold the wax thread in place on the opposite end. I colored the image with Copic markers. The red silk ribbon is from Raisin Boat.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Bi-monthly Challenge - Anything Goes at Colour Me Creative Challenges

I am a follower of all these blogs and display their badges here.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Don't forget! We've got a metal challenge going on at Fitztown Challenge Blog and the prize is three digis of your choice from Fitztown! Come join in on the fun! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Calista

In order to keep receiving Rick St. Dennis monthly freebie for the challenges, they've started a progressive challenge and you've got to be signed up for the newsletter. I think that's how it works now. I missed it last month and I was so disappointed, I almost cried!! It was the cutest images ever for going back to school! *SNAP* :)

But here I am with October's freebie and card I've made with it:
Isn't she darling? Her name is Calista and the challenge to play along with is at Airless Chambers. I just hope I am understanding it correctly but I think they plan to swap back and forth between Airless Chambers and Sparkle and Glitter with the challenge and freebie. All I know is I signed up for the newsletter so I wouldn't miss out on the freebies. I love his quirky, cute images. I've purchased several already but I'd like to win some! lol Is that even possible? I think it's just thrilling to get a freebie and make a card with it. :) Yay! I'm trusting the newsletter to give me all the info! :) So you should probably sign up for it too if these images are something you'd like to have! :)

I colored her with Copic markers and all supplies used are from my long-hoarded stash. I used Stickles in Paprika to the "BOO" and Firefly to the dangling spider for some added shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

From the Heart - October Stamp of the Month

This card is for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps Community. Faith Skrdla will gift you a digital image for each month you participate in the challenge. Isn't that way generous of her?!? It is a progressive challenge that started in September 2013 and at the time, the first image was free. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered this in January. In order to receive the freebie, you must make a purchase and request the freebie of the month, and as long as you continue participating in the challenge, you'll receive a free digi each month. For the month of October, the freebie image is Harvest Medley and here is my card:
                 
All paper supplies are from my stash. I've added some Robins Nest Halloween Dew Drops for some interest. My favorite go to item. :) I colored the image in Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 11, 2013

DS4J International Card Day Blog Hop Winner at Ema-gination

And the winner of of the International Card Day blog Hop at DS4J from this blog is:

Very pretty card. Love the images you used. Great photo of your family. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net
This is the image you played along for:
Thank you to everyone who commented so nicely! :)

Birdie Brown October Freebie and Monthly Challenge

I've just discovered this is the last challenge ever at Birdie Brown! I'm so heartbroken! Well, I'm sure she's got her personal reasons and these have nothing to do with my broken heart! :( Here's my card for her final challenge. You can read all about the store closing here. You'll be able to see her at There She Goes so it's not all doom and gloom. I like There She Goes! :)

Here's my final card for Birdie Brown:
All printed paper and card stock are from my stash and I colored the image with Copic markers. I hand wrote the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Birdie Brown and relate how sad it is to see the closing of the challenge blog. :'(

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gerda's Doodles 4th Challenge

I've got here Gerder Steiner's freebie for October's Gerda's Doodles 4th Challenge! I've made it into a cute child's Halloween card. I like her images for this. I think they make absolutely perfect children's cards! The images are so cute!

Here is my card:
I used supplies from my stash. The twine on the buttons is from Whisker Graphics Divine Tri-color Twine. I have to tell you... I really LIKE this twine! :) I dabbed Stickles in Paprika, Firefly and Purple on the letters to match the background paper. I colored the cat image with Copic markers in C7, C5, C3 and C1. First time I tried that color combo and I've got to tell you... I like it too! :)

Now to decide what great or grand niece or nephew to gift this to! What a dilemma! I've got well over 25 of these! :-O

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monthly Progressive Challenge #5 at Sassy Studios

I've got here my first ever Oktoberfest card! EVER! Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Monthly Challenge #5 has an Oktoberfest theme going on. So I gave it my best shot! 

Here is my card:
All paper supplies, brads and ribbon are from my never-ending long-hoarded stash. The image is colored with Copic markers. I used Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle SM nesting dies to mat the image. I stamped two small beer mugs from a Raisin Boat clear stamp set called Go for the Gold. I dabbed all three beer mugs with some Liquid Applique in White on the "foam" of the beer and before it dried I sprinkled Crystal Snow Glitter to add shimmer. The flower is from Michael's $1 bins. 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Incy Wincy Challnge

Well, jiminy cricket! I was trying to win me some The Paper Shelter (TPS) images and I looked up to see who they were sponsoring. One was over at 613 Avenue Create but boy howdy! I was a day late and a dollar short on that one! It was for the week before! So I sure do hope I got the info for Incy Wincy Designs ChallengesInspired by Candy Challenge correct! You'll find the challenge badge here. I made a separate page for my badges. I like to play in LOTS of challenges. I found when I had these on the sidebar, the page took FOREVER and a DAY to load! I kinda thought about folks who have dial-up because we all know... there could still be people who have only dial-up available to them. I'm of a considerate nature like that. ;) I'm suppose to make a card that is inspired by a picture of candies. What a coincidence! I got it backwards but it was close enough. 

When I saw the TPS image called Devilish Cookie it brought to mind the candy Red Hots from my childhood. I actually did not ever like the candies but my parents kept these in the house all the time! I think it was to keep my younger step brother and myself from eating these but I'm of a suspicious nature, too, so I could just be starting a rumor there. ;) lol

Here is my inspiration picture for the candy:
This is the card I was inspired to make:
Seriously, by now, you should very well know... ALL supplies used are form my long-hoarded stash. I did color the image with Copic markers and added shimmer to the Happy Halloween foam cutout with some Stickles in Crystal. Funny thing is... it has a greenish hue to it! :-\ You can see it a little in the picture but IRL, it's WAY noticeable! I don't get that! I'm thinking of going back over it with some black Stickles. What do you think? Nonetheless, I'm VERY pleased with how this card came out! Except for the green hue on the Stickles that is... otherwise; FABULOUS comes to mind when I see it! :) I hope you think so too! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

613 Avenue Challenge - Challenge #40 Anything Goes

It's a for real Anything Goes Challenge #40 over at 613 Avenue CreateYou'll find the challenge badge here. I made a separate page for my badges. I like to play in LOTS of challenges. I found when I had these on the sidebar, the page took FOREVER and a DAY to load! I kinda thought about folks who have dial-up because we all know... there could still be people who have only dial-up available to them. I'm of a considerate nature like that. ;) There's no twist this time around! Phew! lol I made the card first and then checked for the twist but I thought I read that it was a true anything goes so here I am!

The thing is... I thought the prize package was from The Paper Shelter (TPS). Come to figure out... as usual... I'm a day late and a dollar short! That challenge was from week BEFORE! :-\ No harm done though! This is an anything goes and the prize package is from Rick St. Dennis (RSD)! Who can but only love his quirky images?!? Me, for one! I was admiring some of his images just recently wishing I could afford to get me some. So I hope I win! lol I doubt it. The winning projects are usually very elaborate. I don't do elaborate. :( But my momma didn't raise no quitter so here I am anyway! 

Here is my card:
I did use a TPS image called Miss Halloween. All card stock, printed paper and plastic doodads are from my long-hoarded stash that I've been trying to rid myself of for almost two years now! Well, technically, the 2 year anniversary is in December but that's just a hop, skip and a jump from here AND... it FEELS like two years! lol ;) I colored the image with Copic markers. I also used a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM die to mat the image. By the way, that SM... I'm thinking means small. I've seen the newer dies that are HUMONGOUS! I added Stickles in Crystal to the flowers and the edge of the mat but not till AFTER I took the picture so you'll have to trust me on that one! The flowers are from Michael's $1 bins. 

Now to figure out who to gift it too! I've a heap of Halloween images all colored up and I've spent a couple of days turning these into cards. I do have two I'll be sending to my sisters because they appreciate my cards and I know they get proudly displayed in their homes but the rest... I don't know! Cause so far, I've got about 20 of them! I am not even counting the ones I made last year! 

I was feeling super ambitious during the summer. I thought I'd make back to school cards all of September. Well, my CML and the new medication set me straight on that one. Then I thought, I'll post a card every single day during Halloween! Well, my CML and the not so new medication set me straight on that one too! ;) lol 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll leave a comment so I'll know you were here! :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Snow One Like You Blog Hop Winners!

Snow One Like You Blog Hop
Congratulations to our three random winners!

Anita Meijer
Brenda Trimmer
Shelly Schmidt

Please contact Beccy at beccymuir@yahoo.com for details on how to claim your prize.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Country-theme Blog Hop


Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5 – 8 October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th October. You have arrived at Ema’s blog in Texas, USA! I have interpreted the country theme as a celebration of the wonderful state of Texas where the skies are blue, grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and the gals are bigger than the horses because in Texas, EVERYTHING is bigger and EVERYONE greets you with a big ol' HOWDY!!
Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team and have some fun!
2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize!?!
There are some rules for winning these digis, so make sure you read these below!
Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Jackie and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.

 Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.
I colored the image with Copic markers. I dabbed the ruffles on Misteri's dress with Stickles in Crystal. I struggled with the clouds and almost gave up on them but I was determined to have clouds so I used this third attempt to make clouds with my American Crafts Galaxy Marker in white. I did use three DigiStamps4Joy to create the scene; however, the Misteri with Apples is the image you could win.
RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON MY BLOG
Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2). Leave a comment under this post
RULES FOR ENTERING THE $30 DRAW ON THE MAIN DS4J BLOG
Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs,
put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to
Margy at info@digistamps4joy.co.za with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”
Your next stop will be the talented Jackie
This is the blog list:
DigiStamp4Joy Blog (starting blog)
Alex 
Ema (You are here)

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday, 8th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday, October 10th, on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on October 10th.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just Some Lines - September Challenge Autumn/Fall or Back to School

Just Some Lines (JSL) is having an Autumn/Fall or Back to School Challenge and gave out this freebie so you can participate if you don't have a JSL image and well, yeah, I didn't have one. I liked the image and that is what caught my attention. :) So I picked up the image and I'm of the thought if you pick up a freebie, you should try to use it. Not like winning an image and being forced to use it especially if it's not one I selected. I appreciate it, but I feel pressured to use it and I don't work well under pressure. :-\ Does that mean I am not a true card maker? I hope not! :) I'm cutting it really close with this challenge. I didn't realize September was over! :-\ lol

Here's my card:
I have to admit, I LOVE how it came out! I was kinda worried that the image was a bright red and the paper was more of a rusty red but I still like how it came out. IRL the red in the image is not as bright as in the picture. I colored the image with Copic markers. Printed paper, brad, leaves and sentiment sticker are from my stash. I used a Michael's Recollections Series border punch at the bottom of the card.

I went over to the store to have a look see to grab the link for the image but I couldn't find it. What I did find was a heap of other cute little images I would like to have. I hope I win! :) lol

I so appreciate you coming to have a look! :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fitztown Challenge #10 - Anything Goes with a Twist

Happy Thursday bloggers! Here I am with my latest and greatest! Ha! 

This is my card for the current challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog, #10 Anything Goes with a Twist. The twist being using something old, something new. I love these! I've got such a stash, you wouldn't believe it! Maybe you would? I'm sure as a crafter, any of you might also have such a stash. ;) I'm determined to use mine before buying more stuff and... haha... it's a nightmare, I'm telling you! I've started throwing away scraps and this is awful for me! I keep wanting to dig them out! Good habits are hard to break. ;) I've gone so far as gifted a bunch of stuff to a niece and a couple of young cousins who like crafting. I've even thought about... *GASP!* ... SELLING some stuff. I keep talking myself out of it though. :( In the meantime, I get pretty gosh darn excited when there's a something old, something new challenge. I don't feel so apologetic about using my stash! lol

Here's my card:
As the theme of the challenge goes, ALL supplies I've used are from my stash. The image is from a new set called Halloween 2 from the Halloween Collection at Fitztown. I colored the image with Copic markers. I added some googly eyes to the image's costume because I. Couldn't. Help. Myself! lol I used an HOTP Design Tool Kit #3 to cut the image mats. 

I'd like to enter this scary card into these challenges:
#163 - Anything Goes at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog
Challenge #18 Halloween at Time 4 Scrap
Anything Goes for Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenges

I am a follower of these blogs and you can find the badges here.

Don't forget! FCB has an Anything Goes with a Twist challenge going on right now. The twist being use something old, something new. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #77 Use Recycled Items Plus a Snowflake

Boy howdy! Let me tell you! I had a dizzy spell with this one! Use a recycled item! I'm queen of recycling PLUS I. Love. To. Make. My. Own. Flowers! Yahoo! The doozie was using a snowflake! :-\ Let me tell you! I had to put my thinking cap on and sit a spell. When it finally came to me, I stood up so fast I got lightheaded! ;) lol


Here's my project:
A closer look at the damage:
Nice? Right? lol I think it came out lots prettier than I expected. I had a totally different vision of what it would look like in my "Ema-gination" but I like the final outcome. The recycled item is, of course, the dryer sheet I made into a flower. I used the same technique as I did with the tulle flower a few posts ago, here. There aren't any instructions there either... I just wanted you to see the flower. lol :) I then added my snowflake as the center to the flower. This image is called Christmas Hearth from DigiStamps4Joy. I've used Copic markers to color the image. I added Stickles in Crystal to the stockings and the edge of the dryer sheet flower and Yellow on the roaring fire. lol The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby's fabric department. The background paper is from SEI White Elegance. Pink textured card stock is from my stash. The sentiment is an unknown digi. For the life of me, I cannot remember where it comes from and I have well over 3,000 digis so I cannot remember where I pulled it from and now I cannot find it. So sorry! :(

Hope you'll join us at DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #77 - Use Recycled Items Plus a Snowflake. You might could win a prize and isn't that where all the fun is at? ;) 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Beccy's Place - Snow One Like You

I've been busting to tell you my news since week ago Monday! Finally, I can share my news! 

I applied for a few design teams recently. I didn't get picked for any. :( However, Beccy Muir of Beccy's Place invited me to be her Guest Designer (GD) for November! How thrilling is that? It's very thrilling to me! ;) lol I'm just beaming with pride and like I wrote earlier, was busting to tell you! So I finally can now and here I am! :)


Today the Beccy's Place designers have teamed up with Sparkle N Sprinkle (SNS) for the release of the new "Snow One Like You" set of images.  The girls over at SNS have been working with the rubber stamp version, while we have been using the digital set that contains a couple of additional images.
Keep reading to learn how you can win one of Beccy's digital sets! 
The digital set is available for purchase from Beccy's online store.
Here is the card I created using the set:
A closer look at the snowman family image (Can you imagine having THAT many children!):
Here's a better look at the snowman {I can't help but think it must be a snow woman! It looks like a female with that shyy look on the face! ;) Ha!} with poinsettia image plus two sentiments from the set:
This is my very first tri-shutter card ever! To me, they look so complicated but it was super easy and FAST! I couldn't believe it! I got the instructions from Beccy's Place. What a coincidence! ;) lol Her blog has been on my favorites list since I discovered it last year. She's got lots of free images plus techniques and a plethora of card fold tutorials! ;) I've been wanting to use that word for the longest time. Phew! Now I can breathe. :) lol All supplies I used are from my stash. I colored the images with Copic markers. I also dabbed a bit of Snow Crystal Glitter on the snow people to give them a little of that glittery look freshly fallen snow has.


Beccy is giving away three sets of the "Snow One Like You" digital stamps.  All you have to do is leave a comment on one of her designers blogs between now and midnight on the 3rd of October.  Three random comments will be chosen and those people will receive the full set of digital images.  You can leave a comment on as many of the designers blogs as you like... visit them all to increase your chances of winning!
Ema's Blog (You are here)

Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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