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

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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!

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Deconstructed Challenge #177

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

It's time for a NEW sketch over at the

The Deconstructed Sketch!!  
 
 
This week I created a CAS Christmas card using a Snowflake punch and a sentiment from the Many Mini Holidays set from Taylored Expressions.

Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections, 110Ib), Silver Glitter Paper; Stamps: Many Minis Holiday (Taylored Expressions); Ink: Versamark; Tools: Pierced Square Stax (Die-namics), Pierced Circle Stax (Die-Namics), Snowflake Punch (Marvy); Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Embossing Heat Tool; Other: Detailed Silver Embossing Powder (Stampa Rosa), Silver Cord (SU!), Silver Pearl Stickers (Michaels), ATG Tape, Foam Tape


Make sure to check out was the DS Girls have been up to this week!!

 

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge #276

 
  We are challenging you with a:
 
Clean & Simple Style
(also known as CAS)
 
 
I LOVE Clean & Simple cards but struggle with the whole concept of one layers.  I hope you like what I came up with using the NEW Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set and Stag Trio Die from WPlus9 along with Avery Elle's Noel Die.   The gold embossing pops off the crisp white background.
 
 Supplies:
Paper: White CS (Recollections, 110Ib); Stamps:  Hand Lettered Holiday (WPlus9); Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko); Tools: Stag Trio Die (WPlus9), Noel Die (Avery Elle), Scor-Buddy, Embossing Heat Tool, Corner Rounder; Other: Gold Embossing Powder (Stampa Rosa), Gold Thread, Foam Dots, Glue Dot
 
http://iheartpapers.com/
 
Make sure to stop by The Pink Elephant Blog to see what Ella's Girls have been up to this week!!

Happy Stamping!!