Friday, August 26, 2011

Got Mono?

This week over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, we've got a monochromatic challenge.  Are you game?  You can check out all of the details on the CSAYL blog.

I decided to use Baha Breeze for my cute little holiday creation.
I used a white 5 1/4" square for my card base and "Ski Bunny Trevor" as my main image.
I kept the embellishments clean and simple, and finished it all off with some piercing around the edges.
I'd love for you to play along with us this week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet Summertime

It's a miracle!
I'm here today and I DON'T have a Christmas card to share!
After a long Summer vacation entertaining the kiddos, they are back in school.
I used some of my new found free time to hop on over to the local scrapbook store, and stumbled upon this ADORABLE patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.  It's part of the "Sweet Summertime" collection.
Of course I had to pair it up with this Greeting Farm cutie from the Creeper Kit.  The TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog is running a challenge called "Button it Up", so I paper pieced her hat and added a little green button.  And would you believe that I actually had ribbon with lemon slices on it?!  Who knew?!  I love discovering things in my stash!
That's it for me today. 
 I'm off to hang out with the 3rd graders :-)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Easy Candy Wrap

It's challenge day once again over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  We're being sponsored by Perfect Presentation this week and I've got a template to give away to a lucky winner!

Our challenge this week is "Non-Traditional".
Red and Green for holiday projects?  Been there, done that.
Let's think out of the box this week and use some non-traditional colors on our holiday cards and projects!
No red or green allowed!

Here's what I came up with using a template called "Easy Candy Wrap".
I decided to go with a Perfect Plum / Marina Mist color combo.
I added white ribbon to each end...
and finished it off with fun embellishment and cardstock sentiment.

Once I had the template cut out and scored, this baby took a mere 5 minutes to put together!
Easy-Peasy - love these templates!!  I hope you'll join us this week.  Hop on over to CSAYL for all of the juicy details!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Inspiration

I just posted a new challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week I have an inspiration photo to get those creative juices-a-flowin'!  I stumbled upon this beauty while stalking one of my favorite food blogs - Bakerella.
I was inspired by the theme and colors and came up with this little number...
I love non-traditional holiday colors, and this double-sided patterned paper by My Mind's Eye was perfect.  The image is by DeNami Design and the sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I added this fun embellishment for a little dimension,
and did some faux stitching in white and brown.
I also used a glitter pen on the tables to add a bit of sparkle.
I hope you're inspired to play along with us this week.
Be sure to check out all of the details on the CSAYL blog!
Have a super weekend.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gimme the Bird

August already - can you believe it?!
I've got a new challenge posted over at CSAYL today and I'd love for you to play along.  Five, count em', FIVE free digis from Pink Cat Studio are up for grabs!

Here's my take on the "Gimme the Bird" challenge.
I used my favorite PCS image called "Birds Make a Christmas Cupcake".  A cupcake, cute birds, snowflake sprinkles - how can you go wrong?!

Here's a detail shot... 
I added a few pearls and lots of Stickles for some holiday sparkle. 

Be sure to hop on over to the CSAYL blog for the challenge details and lots of beautiful samples by the design team.  Have a great weekend!