SSW 69

`Tis the last Wednesday of the month - wowzers!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday has another doozy of a sketch and the DT did, as always, an AMAZING job. I would love to see you join us!! A big warm huggy goodbye to Mel, Stacy, and Erika -- it has been a pleasure working with you talented ladies.

We are being sponsored by Sweet `n Sassy Stamps:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a Christian digi stamp company offering a wide variety of hand drawn digital stamp designs and sentiments for the digital stamper or scrapbooker. We started out as a clear stamp company back in November 2007 and made the change over to all digital in February 2010. We have hundreds of fabulous digis to choose from starting at just $.99. Check us out at http://sweetnsassystamps.com.

The winner will receive $10 gift certificate! How awesome is that!

(Please bare with me as Blogger and myself are not getting along - if anything looks funky then you will know why)

I used Sitting Snowman and gave him a lot of fun color...

...on Arlana`s fun sketch:

Christmas hugs for all!

Card Ingredients:
Sweet `n Sassy image; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Square Nestie; Copics; Martha Stewart Swan flock; Stampendous! Crystal Snow; Celebrate ribbon; Dress It Up button.

Don`t forget to check out the rest of the team`s creations as well as our fabbie sponsor:

I am now going to try to fix my keyboard - my apostrophes are backwards and my question marks come out like this ÉÉÉÉÉÉ and yet I don`t have this problem anywhere else but here *sigh*


Bugaboo Wavy Hair Girl

Good morning! I am so excited to share my cards with you all today! I have been practising with my Copics - I still have a ways to go though, but I am quite happy with how they turned out :)

I used Wavy Hair Girl. When I saw her I decided she was thinking/dreaming of something...

Well look at that! She is dreaming...

...of a white Christmas! I knew it!

Card Ingredients (same for both cards):
Bugaboo image; American Crafts Jolly papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Square Nestie; Recollections gems and pearls.

I made these cards for the following challenges:

Stay crafty my friends.



PS - Stamps

Good morning! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Monday brings a new challenge at Practical Scrappers: Stamps

I am more into the digi-stamps but I blew the dust off of my acrylics and put them to good use.

I used Flower Bear Sunflower. Now I have to explain something, in my head, Flower Bear has always been a Flower Lion. Not sure why, but that is what I see when I look at him LOL. I definitely turned FB Sunflower into a real lion today though:)

Now isn't my lion cute???

I used my acrylic stamp to make the patterned paper:

Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo image; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Circle Nestie; Studio G baby stamp; Stampendous! White embossing powder; Offray pom poms

And before I forget to share the news:

Practical Scrappers is going to have a new free magazine style format beginning in October. We are seeking project submissions for the following topics and will be featuring some of the great work that comes our way. In your email please include a link to your blog, if you have one, and tell us what country or state you live in.

Layouts Submissions can be sent to practicalscrapperslayouts@gmail.com
Layouts that use five or more photos
Layouts that use black and white photos
Layouts that use distressing techniques

Cards Submissions can be sent to practicalscrapperscards@gmail.com
Cards that use distressing techniques

We will also be looking to feature great projects from our message boards. No theme or guidelines for that, just share your great work with us!

And here's the best part: EVERYONE who sends in a submission will be entered to win a Clip it up Mini from Clip it Up! So if you've got a project to share, send it our way ASAP!

Have a lovely day!



Bee Crafty - Fluffy & Furry Friends

Good morning!! Can you believe it is the last weekend of September??? I know I can't believe it! Soon snow will be 5 feet deep and Christmas will be just around the corner!!! Can't wait! ONLY 3 months!

Thanks for all that played at Bee Crafty's last challenge. I loved visited all your fabbie creations.

This fortnightly challenge: Fluffy & Furry Friends
Use images of furry and fluffy creatures - think bunnies, bears and all things cuddly! We'd love to see you go a bit further and add fur and fluff to your images and cards. As usual you must use a DIGI IMAGE.

I used Fluffy Bunny Christmas:

This one was a little out of my comfort zone. I usually like bright and bold Christmas cards plus I used flowers on this. This is the first time I have used a flower on a Christmas card. I am happy how it turned out though.

Card Ingredients:
Bee Crafty image; Recollections cardstock; Label Nesties; Martha Stewart Swan flock; Stampendous! Crystal Snow; Copics; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Primas; Dress It Up button; Recollections gems; Ms ribbon.

I made this Christmas card for the following fabbie challenges:
(I like to flip sketches when I use it that way)

Enjoy your weekend, I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world.



SSW 68

Good morning everyone! I still can not believe we are almost into October. The time is just FLYING by! It is another chilly morning but there is a really nice sunrise popping up. I love Autumn!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday has another saweet sketch. We are sponsored this week by Tiddly Inks. One lucky winner will get a $10 gift certificate! How stinkin' awesome it that???

I made two cards to go along with this week's sketch.

Card #1 - I used Bah-Huggabuggs...

...on Arlana's awesome sketch:

Aren't they adorable???
Now technically they are bugs, but I thought they worked perfectly for fairies!
Card Ingredients:
Tiddly Inks image; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Circle Nestie; Martha Stewart Swan flock; Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder; Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up button; RAK gems; twine.

Card #2 - I used "Something Warm" for my next cozy card:

Okay, I am so ready for winter! I love hot chocolate!

Card Ingredients:
Tiddly Inks image; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Circle Nestie; Martha Stewart Swan flock; Stampendous! Kaleidoscope and Blue Ultra Fine Blue glitter; Celebrate It ribbon; Dress It Up button; RAK gems; twine.

So don't forget to check out all the DT's fabulous work and our awesome sponsor this week:

Stay crafty!


Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic

Good morning! I am off to work here shortly so no chit-chat this morning ;)

I used little Coco in the snow. Isn't he just darling???

I used, what I think, are traditional colors on this one.

Card Ingredients:
DigiStamp Boutique image; Recollections cardstock; American Crafts Jolly papers; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Martha Stewart Swan flock; EK Success Swiss Cheese border and corner punch; Dress It Up buttons; Recollections gems; twine.

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:

That's that! Have a wonderful day and I will see you all again tomorrow!



PS - Ribbon

Good morning all! I took a few days off from crafting and got some things done around the house. We are doing a slow renovation. I got the fireplace painted, baseboards are back up, and I did some extra cleaning. Feels so good to get that stuff done! We also spent some time visiting family - it was a great weekend. I took a four day weekend from work and today is laundry and crafting.

Practical Scrappers
has a new challenge this week: Ribbon

I tried to think outside the box and try something completely new for me. I don't know if I like this card or really, really dislike this card. Anyhoooo... probably won't try this one again... but you never know LOL! Maybe I would try just one flower and add some leaves...

Card Ingredients:
Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Celebrate It ribbon; EK Success Elegance border punch; Martha Stewart Frond punch; RAK gems.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!! I am off to check out all of your amazing work :)


SSW 67

Wednesday is here! Can you believe it is the 15th already?!?!?! Craz-i-ness!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday has got a great new sketch and the DT did an amazing job this week (as always).

We are sponsored by the lovely Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique. Sally-Ann is our monthly sponsor and every month she gives away 10 free digis to one lucky winner. Go check out her fabbie shop, you won't be disappointed! Thanks for everything Sally-Ann!

I used Coco Skating (which is from the Offer of the Month)...

... on Arlana's fabulous sketch:

If I weren't on the design team, I would be playing every week. I love every sketch and our sponsors are amazing!

Who wouldn't want a pair of bright green skates??

Card Ingredients:
DigiStamp Boutique image; KI Memories papers; Recollections cardstock; Copics; Gelly Roll white pen; Studio G flock; Circle Nestie; Celebrate it ribbons; Dress It up buttons; Recollections gems and pearls; twine.

Now please don't forget to go check out the amazing DT work as well as our fabbie sponsor:

Stay crafty my crafty friends.