Monday, November 24, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge #278

 
  We are challenging you with a:
 
"Anything Goes" 
 
This week Ella is challenging us with an "Anything Goes" theme.  I thought this was the perfect opportunity to create another Gift Bag so I will be ready for the holidays and not scrambling.  I used Papertrey's Favor It Box 3 along with a sentiment from the Mega Mixed Messages set.

Supplies: 
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Real Red CS (SU!), 'Tis the Season 6x6 Pad (My Minds Eye); Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey); Ink: Real Red (SU!); Tools: Favor it Box 3 (Papertrey), Noel Die (Avery Elle), Rounded Banner Stax (Die-Namics), 1/4" Hole Punch, Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Other: Tissue Paper, Twine (Hemptique), Button, ATG Tape, Foam Dots

I also played along with
This will be their final challenge...thank you so much Linda for all the inspiration and for giving me an opportunity to be one of your guest designers.

SayYesMosaic

Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!!

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags from the Curtain Call Crew

Tracey McNeely is hosting a 25 Days of Christmas Tags event on her blog this year for the 4th year! Tracey invited the Curtain Crew members to join in as her guests! We were asked to make a Christmas Tag using the current Curtain Call challenge as our inspiration.

25 Days of Christmas Tags 

I was inspired by the Green & Red in the current Curtain CallPin Cushion inspiration photo.  To create my tag, I pulled out some Echo Park papers with a mix of dies to create this festive tag.  The stamps are from the Happy Christmas set from Winnie & Walter.

 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections), Seasons Greeting's 6x6 Pad (Echo Park), Reflections Christmas 6x6 Pad (Echo Park); Stamps: Happy Christmas (Winnie & Walter); Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!) & Old Olive (SU!); Tools: Tag Me, Too (Confetti Cuts), Circles 'n Scallops (Confetti Cuts), Circle Garland (Confetti Cuts), Tag Me (Confetti Cuts), Holly and Berry (C.C. Designs Cutters; Other: Seam Binding (SU!), Twine (Lawn Fawn), Rhinestones, ATG Tape, Foam Tape

 

There are lots of fabulous prizes to be won!  Head to Tracey’s blog, In My Creative Opinion, to find out how you can have a chance to win and to see tags from the rest of the Curtain Call Crew. Also make sure that you leave a comment here for an extra chance to win!

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Curtain Call - Pin Cushion Reminder

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion!  You have until November 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

 
photo source: bhg.com
 
We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!
 

I pulled the classic Christmas Colors from the 
inspiration photo to create this card.

 Supplies: 
Paper: White CS (Recollections 110Ib), Red CS, Green CS, Vellum; Stamps: Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells (STAMPlorations); Ink: Versamark; Tools: Femme Frames (Mama Elephant), Embossing Heat Tool, Scor-Buddy; Other: White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), Grosgrain Ribbon, ATG Tape, Foam Tape
 
http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/HOLIDAY-SKETCHES-Christmas-Bells-P4958376.aspx
 
Make sure to to check out what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew has created for you!! 
 

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Deconstructed Challenge #178

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the

The Deconstructed Sketch!!  
 
 
This week I created a Christmas Tag featuring stamps from Winnie & Walter's Happy Christmas set and papers from Echo Park's Home for the Holidays 6x6 pad.

 Supplies:
Paper: White CS, Home for the Holidays 6x6 pad (Echo Park); Stamps: Happy Christmas (Winnie & Walter); Ink: Old Olive (SU!); Tools: Grand Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Large Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Medium Tags (Simon Says Stamps), Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics); Other: Twine (Martha Stewart & Lawn Fawn), Rhinestones, ATG Tape, Foam Tape

Happy Christmas

You will have 2 weeks to play along as the design team will be celebrating 
Thanksgiving here in the states next week!! 
 
Make sure to check out was the DS Girls have been up to this week!!
 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge #277

 
  We are challenging you with a:
 
"Anything but a Card" 
 
This week Ella is challenging us to create Anything but a card.  With the holidays fast approaching I thought that I would create a gift bag that is the perfect size to tuck a gift card or small giftie into.  It's always a great idea to have a stash of these on hand for those last minute gifts.
 
 Supplies:
Paper: Real Red CS (SU!), North Pole 6x6 Pad (Doodlebug Design); Stamps: Tinsel 'n Trim (Reverse Confetti); Ink: Real Red (SU!); Tools: Paper Bag Treat Box (Die-Namics), Pierced Square Stax (Die-Namics), Branch Out (Confetti Cut), Circle Punch; Other: Mini Clothes Pin, Twine, ATG Tape, Foam Tape
 
Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!!

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Challenge #19 - Christmas Wishes

Hello Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW challenge over at The ChallengeI would like to thank Lesley and the DT for letting me play along with them....I had a lot of fun!!

As you know, The Challenge, gives us the opportunity to use the Sketch, the Colours, or Both.  It's your totally your CHOICE!!   This week I used only the sketch.  I grabbed my new Stitched Snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set from WPlus9 and came up with a quick and easy Christmas card.

 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections, 110Ib), Buckaroo Blue CS (SU!), Bundled Up 6x6 Pad (Carta Bella); Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday (WPlus9); Ink: Buckaroo Blue (SU!); Tools: Stitched Snowflakes (Lawn Fawn), Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics), Scor-Buddy; Other: Button, Hemp Twine Cord (Hemptique), Clear Wink of Stella (Zig), ATG Tape, Foam Tape

http://iheartpapers.com/ 

You can use the SKETCH, the COLOURS, or BOTH!! 

 
Make sure to head over to Always Playing with Paper for all the challenge deets.

Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Pin Cushion

It's that time again...Curtain Time!!  We are excited to present a new
challenge, Pin Cushion.
 
photo source: bhg.com
 
We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!
 
 
For this weeks challenge I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo along with the idea of adding some fun faux piercing.  I used a stamp from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells by STAMPlorations!! 

 Supplies: 
Paper: White CS (Recollections 110Ib), Riding Hood Red CS (SU!), 'Tis The Season 6x6 Pad (My Minds Eye); Stamps: Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells (STAMPlorations); Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU!); Tools: Pierced Square Stax (Die-Namics), Piereced Fishtail Flags Stax (Die-Namics), Simply Scallops Medium (Die-Namics), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart); Other: Metal Accent, Clear Wink of Stella (Zig), ATG Tape, Foam Tape
 
http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/HOLIDAY-SKETCHES-Christmas-Bells-P4958376.aspx
 
Make sure to to check out what the rest of the Curtain Call Crew has created for you!! 
 

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!