Friday, January 29, 2010

Let It Snow

Hi everyone! Here is a winter themed card that I made tonight. Sorry about the picture being so dark. I forgot to charge the battery in my camera and had to borrow my son's and I couldn't seem to get enough light for the picture. The image that I used is "Hug in a Mug" by Elizabeth Bell. It's hard to tell because of the lighting but the gem inside the snowflake is a light blue heart and the gems on the ribbon are light blue round gemstones.

I created this card using the following challenges:

Double Dutch: Baby It's Cold Outside

Color Create: Sof Blue, Soft Pink, White & Silver

Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Sketch

Card Recipe:
Elizabeth Bell's Hug in a Mug Stamp
Light Pink Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
White Cardstock
Walmart Holiday Silver Gift Wrap Ribbon
Walmart Holiday Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
EK Success Snowflake Punch
EK Success Snowflake Small Punch
Nicole Crafts Light Blue Heart Gemstone
Nicole Crafts Light Blue Gemstones
Studio G Glitter Glue

Its A Boy!

This card uses The Greeting Farms Toby Cub digital stamp. I wanted to use mostly blue (as this is a baby boy card) and add in just a touch of other colors. I did this by using just a small piece of a patterned paper from a DCWV matstack. Then to give it a soft touch I added white pearls to the punched flowers and to the bottom left corner of the card.This card is for the following 3 challenges:

Sketch & Stash: Sketch & use a new element (image~just received from TGF, Cardstock ~ just purchased last week, Pearls ~ just received from a challenge win, & Patterned Paper ~ my sister gave me a sheet to use on this card)

Simon Says: New Baby

Fab n Funky: Use A Digi Image or Sentiment (image~ Toby Cub digital stamp from TGF)

Card Recipe:
The Greeting Farm Toby Cub Digital Stamp
EK Success Flower Punch
White Pearls
Gemstones Cardstock ~ Gem Sapphire
DCWV Matstack (not sure which one)
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon Lace
Studio G Clear Stamp Set Series 8 (sentiment)

Baby's First Birthday

The challenge this week at Digital Ink Co is to create a project with the theme Pet or Baby's Birthday using the colors red, blue, green, yellow & 1 neutral color. The neutral color that I chose is white. The stamp that I used is called Mouse Carrying Cake and is from Stampavie.

Card Recipe:
Stampavie (Tina Wenke) Mouse Carrying Cake Stamp
Fiskars Birthday Clear Stamp Set (Sentiment)
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon Lace
Yellow Cardstock

Blue Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Studio G Glitter Glue

New Challenge!!!

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 1st. Why? Because.....Daisy Doodles will be having our very first challenge! Here's a sneak peak at the prize.........

The winner of this challenge will recieve this digital stamp!!! So don't forget to mark your calendars and join us at Daisy Doodles on Monday for our very first challenge. Your gonna love what creative goodies the Daisy Doodlers have come up with!

If you are looking for the SMC blog hop please see the next post down. Thanks!


SMC New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sew Many Cards New Release Blog Hop!! We're so glad you could join us this week for a chance to see Angela's new releases and a chance at winning some great prizes!! We'd like to say hello and welcome to all our followers, welcome back to all our supporters and to thank all of you for a wonderful first month at our new challenge blog!

Our sponsors this month are Wags N' Whiskers & Simon Says Stamp!

To win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Wags N' Whiskers Store and a new release stamp from Wags 'N Whiskers you MUST comment on EACH design team members blog. We know we have a large team, but it'll be well worth the hop to see all of our team's great projects and our sponsor's awesome prizes!

Would you like to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp and the entire line of Sew Many Cards new releases....then we have a special challenge this week for you during our blog hop....You'll find all the details on the last stop of our hop!

Please stop by each of the Sew Many Cards design team members blogs and leave a friendly comment, and be sure to leave us an email or link to your blog when you finish the hop at our challenge blog!!

You have arrived here from Kim G's blog. Your next stop in the blog hop will be Cheri.

My card features Miki St. Patricks. Isn't he just the cutest all dressed up and ready for St. Patty's Day!!! The sketch that I used for my card comes from the challenge this week at Papertake Weekly. I added a bit of glitter to the clover, his patches, the buckle on his hat and his bowtie. He's sure to send a bit of luck someones way.

If you loose your way the list for the order is here and at Sew Many Challenges.

Angela ~ Owner

Jessica K


Kim G

Mary D --(You're Here)


Suzanne K


Gwen H

Maria L

Deanette W

Jeri ~ SMC DT Coordinator

Gloria M

Jeanette C

Audrey E

Kym W

Amber H

Kym B

Mary S

Sarabeth ~ SMC LO Coordinator


Sherry L

Dawnn S

Michele L


Patricia St. M

Tammy M

Sew Many Challenges Blog

Now, head on over to Cheri's blog and check out what amazing creation she has made to share with you today. And don't forget to leave a little friendly comment on each of the DT's blogs along the way for a chance to win!!!

Card Recipe:

Sew Many Cards Miki St. Patricks Digital Stamp

Studio G Clear Stamp Set Series 44 (sentiment)

Sage Cardstock

White Cardstock

Studio G Glitter Glue

Offray Grosgrain Spring Moss Ribbon


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Celebrate Spring!!

My next card I have to share with you tonight uses Whiff of Joy's "Maid Charlotte" by Alison Acton. I just love this stamp. I use it quite a bit and I think that it is perfect for a "spring" card. I chose to use the colors yellow and pink because they are bright and cheery.

This card is for the following 3 challenges:
Whiff of Joy: Sketch
Totally Gorjus: Dimensions

Card Recipe:

Whiff of Joy Maid Charlotte Stamp by Alison Acton

Fiskars Baby Clear Stamp Set (Sentiment)

Pink Cardstock

Yellow Cardstock

White Cardstock

Offray Kendra Pink/Opal Ribbon Lace

Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Mini Pink Ribbon Roses

The Greeting Farm CHA Relay Digi #4

The Greeting Farm had to cancel the CHA Relay Challenge early (you can read more about it here). But for anyone that missed out on getting the free Prince Ian Digi, you can now get your copy here on The Greeting Farm's blog.

Here is my card that I had created for day #4 of the TGF CHA Relay challenge:

This is also my card for the challenges at:

Pixie Cottage: Pink & Red (cardstock & ribbon)

Creative Belli: Hearts (ribbon)

So hurry on over to The Greeting Farm's blog and get your copy of the Prince Ian Digital stamp!

Card Recipe:
The Greeting Farm Prince Ian Digital Stamp
Studio G Clear Stamp Set Series 41 (sentiment)
Nicole Crafts Red Gemstones
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Walmart Craft Ribbon ~ Pink with Red Hearts

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CC Designs Sugarplums Spring *Candy* Kit

Yep you read that right....that's what Kellie Winnell is giving away for candy on her blog!!! This kit includes 9 Sugarplum Kids, 2 Accessory Stamps, and 1 set of spring sentiments. And just look at thes gorgeous images! Who wouldn't want them to play around with?!?! This candy is open until February hurry on over to Kellie's blog and find out how to enter for a chance to win this yummy candy!!!

The Greeting Farm CHA Relay Digi #3

Hi. Today everyone who is playing along with The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay was given Digi #3 today. This is Toby Cub....isn't he cute!!! I thought he would be perfect for a baby card. I added a bit of glitter to his diaper and the tag that I used is a vellum tag that I stamped "it's a girl!" onto and hand drew a border around the edge using a Marvy LePlume II Amethyst marker.

This card is for the following 3 challenges:

The Greeting Farm: CHA Relay Day #3

Card Recipe:

The Greeting Farm's Toby Cub Digital Stamp

Studio G Glitter Glue

Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon Lace

Nicole Crafts Purple Gemstones

Creative Tags ~ Vellum Tags

White Cardstock

Light Purple Cardstock

DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Stack Patterned Paper ~ Baby Sayings

DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Stack Patterned Paper ~ Purple Polka Dots

Marvy LePlume II Marker ~ Amethyst

Studio G Clear Stamp Set Series 8 (sentiment)

A Christmas Card

Good evening everyone! I can't believe that I almost missed the ABC Christmas Challenge!!! Yep tonight's the last night you can enter for this week. The theme is Bells & Glitter. I had my dates messed up and thought that I had already missed entering a card into this weeks challenge. But then this morning I was blog hopping and realized that I hadn't missed it after all. So I spent the last couple of hours working on this card to enter. WHEW!!! That was close!!! Anyway my card uses one of my newer stamps that I just received from a challenge that I had won. This is Belles 'n Whistles "Rockin' Around" stamp by Elizabeth Bell. If you're looking for the bell on my project it is actually in the image around the rocking horse's neck. I added glitter to her red shirt, hairbow, bell and around the sentiment. This card is actually for 2 challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge: Bells & Glitter

Crafting Life's Pieces: Sketch #18

Card Recipe:
Belles 'n Whistles Elizabeth Bell Rockin' Around Stamp
Studio G Series 22 Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Studio G Glitter Glue
Hunter Green Cardstock
White Cardstock
Coredinations Cardstock ~ Scarlet
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon Lace
Hunter Green Ribbon
Nicole Crafts Red Gemstones

Pretty in Pink Tilda

I have one last card to share with you tonight. This one uses Magnolia's Tilda with Sled stamp. It's never too early to start making this year's Christmas cards. So I decided to do a non traditional Christmas card and focus on the color PINK! I added glitter to all the white on her clothing, the heart on her pants, her wings and to the snowflakes.

I created this card using the following 3 challenges:

Just Magnolia: Sketch

Bah Humbug: A Glittery Christmas Card

Magnolia-licious Hightlites: Pretty in Pink

Card Recipe:
Magnolia Tilda with Sled Stamp
Walmart Holiday Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Offray Kendra Pink/Opal Ribbon Lace
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Nicole Crafts Pink Gemstones
Coredinations White Wash Collection Cardstock ~ WW Corner Hutch
Studio G Glitter Glue

Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome To The World

This is my second post tonight. This one is a baby card using one of the very first stamps that I bought. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.
I created this card using the following 6 challenges:

Mojo Monday: Sketch ~ Choose 1 of the 2 provided sketches

Quixotic Challenges: Use an old stamp

Die Cut Dreams: Bears

Saturday Spotlight: Mostly Yellow/ Monochromatic Yellow

Stampin' Sisters In Christ: Just a touch of green

Card Recipe:
Fiskars Baby Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Inkadinkado Bear with Moon Wood Mounted Stamp
Yellow Button
Making Memories Funky With Fibers ~ Springtime
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon Lace
DCWV Spring Matstack ~ Green
DCWV Spring Matstack ~ Yellow
White Cardstock

The Greeting Farm CHA Relay Digi #2

Hi everyone! Here is my card using Digi #2 for The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay. This is "Charlotte". Isn't she cute! I had so much fun playing around with her today. I added glitter to her headband, eyelids, bandana, shoes, belt buckle and to the brown hearts inside the flowers. I also added pink gemstones to the inside of the hearts.

This card was created using the following 6 challenges:

The Greeting Farm: CHA Relay Digi #2

Anya Ink: No Printed Paper

The Sweet Stop: Sketch

All Sorts: Hearts & Flowers

Paper Sundaes: Brown, Pink, Lace & Flowers

Anyone For Anya: Hearts

Card Recipe:
The Greeting Farm's Charlotte Digital Stamp
Nicole Crafts Pink Gemstones
Studio G Glitter Glue
Brown Cardstock
Gemstones Cardstock ~ Gem Pink Diamond
EK Success Folk Heart Punch
Offray Kendra Pink/Opal Ribbon Lace
Pink Flowers

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ride'em Cowgirl!!

I just love this image from Karen's Doodles called "Ride'em Cowgirl". Of course I love all the images at Karen's Doodles. They are just so darn cute!!! But I thought this image was just perfect for this challenge sketch from Sketch Saturday. Karen just reached 400 followers and was so sweet to give everyone their choice of a free digi stamp.....just for following!!! Thanks again Karen!!

Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Raise the Bar: Use Something Someone Gave You (digi is from Karen's Doodles ~ 400 follower freebie)

KL Stampin' & Scrappin: Nestabilities, Punches or Dies (MS Doily Lace Edge Punch)

Crazy 4 Challenges: Pretty in Pink

Card Recipe:

Karen's Doodles Ride'em Cowgirl Digital Stamp
Coredinations Cardstock ~ Lost Ruby
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
Nicole Crafts Pink Gemstones
Studio G Glitter Glue
Offray Kendra Pink/Opal Ribbon
Pink Ribbon

The Greeting Farm CHA Relay Digi #1

While they are away at CHA, The Greeting Farm is hosting a CHA Relay. How does this work. Well, starting today there was a digi freebie posted here on the TGF blog. So once you pick up your Mer Ian digi stamp you have until Monday @ 6pm CST to complete a card/project and post it into the gallery. You will only be able to recieve freebie #2 if you create a card/project using freebie #1 by the alloted date & time. This will continue each night this week. In the end you should receive a total of 5 digi stamps with a 6th one for anyone who completes all 5 parts of the relay!!! Click here for the complete rules.

Here is my Day 1 entry using the Mer Ian Digi Stamp. I added a little glitter around the sentiment and on Ian's tail. I just love TGF images and had a blast creating this card. I can't wait to see what digi they have for Tuesday!
If you're interested in getting up to 5 (maybe even 6) free TGF digi stamps you still have time to join in on the fun. But don't wait too long as this first part of the relay will end at 6pm CST Monday night!!!
Card Recipe:
The Greeting Farm's Mer Ian Digital Stamp
Paper Adventures Designer Paper ~ Bluesy Shadow Wash
DCWV Spring Matstack (white)
Nicole Crafts Clear Gemstones
Studio G Glitter Glue
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon
Sweet Pea Stamps (sentiment)

Wanted To Share My Excitement

I just wanted to share some exciting news with you all. I just found out that I won the first challenge over at Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge Blog!!!! Check out my card here. Challenge #2 is up and this time we have been given a sketch to work with! So why not head on over and get all the details on how to enter.

I've been working on a couple cards and will be back in a little while to share them with you.


Magazine Cover

Here is my Magazine cover that I made for the challenge at Digital Doodling. This is a picture of my daughter when she was 3 years old, taken during our children's Christmas program at our church. And yes she is trying to blow out the battery operated candle.

Be sure to head on over to MagMyPic and create one and then enter it into the challenge on Digital Doodling. It only takes a couple of minutes and it's a lot of fun.

Friday, January 22, 2010

SMC Color Challenge

Good morning! There is a new challenge on the Sew Many Cards Challenge blog. This week's challenge is a color challenge.

PURPLE, WHITE & BLACK (just a splash)
For my card this week I chose to use Tayla with Tie Blanket. The sketch I used is from this weeks Cupcake Craft challenge.

Our sponsor this week is:
Cosmo Cricket has donated the Jolly by Golly Crafting Kit for one lucky crafter to win!!! But you have to be in it to win it so head on over to the SMC challenge blog for more details this week's challenge.

Don't forget to pick up this week's friday freebie on the SMC challenge blog. You can check out the card I made with this week's freebie here.

Be sure to check out the DT blogs to see all the amazing creations that they have created for this weeks challenge. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Card Recipe

Sew Many Cards Tayla With Tie Blanket Digital Stamp

Purple Cardstock

Dark Purple Cardstock

White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon

Nicole Crafts Purple Gemstones

DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Stack ~ Purple Plaid


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Puppy Love

Here is my 3rd card for the Designed 2 Delight's stamp of the month's artist challenge for January. This week's image is called "Puppy Love". I used the sketch from this week's challenge at Stamp with Fun and also the challenge of hearts at Creative Belli Blog. The gemstones in the corner are clear.Card Recipe:
Designed 2 Delight Puppy Love Digital Stamp
Gemstones the Crown Jewel of Cardstock ~ Gem Pink Diamond
EK Success 1 1/4" Square Punch
EK Success Folk Heart Punch
Nicole Crafts Clear Gemstones

Well I think I finally caught up on posting all my cards I made yesterday. This is post #6 for today. Please scroll down to see the other 5 cards that I made. Thanks for taking the time to look.


A Birthday Card

For my next card I used this Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Collection stamp set. The challenge at Anyone for Anya was a color challenge using the colors black & white plus one color of your choice. So I chose to use turquoise as my color. I used the sketch #16 from Crafting Life's Pieces. And to give it a little bling I added 3 blue gemstones to the top right corner. My sentiment is from Fiskars Birthday Clear Stamp Set.

Card Recipe:

The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Collection Stamp Set

Fiskars Birthday Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Offray Kendra White/Opal Ribbon
Nicole Crafts Blue Gemstones
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Turquoise Cardstock

Think Spring

Whiff of Joy Challenge blog is looking to fill some full time DT spots! So this is my entry into that challenge. I used Whiff of Joy's (Alison Acton) stamp, "Maid Charlotte". For this weeks challenge they gave you 2 recipes and you could choose which one you used. I chose to use recipe #1 which was: 4 patterned papers, 3 bling and 2 flowers. The patterned paper that I chose to use was the floral & plaid that was from DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Stack, Bluesy Shadow wash (which is my background paper) from Paper Adventures and Pink Salt from Paper Pizzaz. For my flowers I used a light purple paper flower and a white fabric flower. The bling is the 3 purple gemstones at the bottom of my card and also the gemstone brad in the center of my flowers.
In addition to the Whiff of Joy challenge my card is also for the following challenges:
Card Recipe: Whiff of Joy (Alison Acton) Maid Charlotte Stamp, Studio G Series 41 Stamp Set (sentiment), Purple Gemstone Brad, Nicole Crafts Purple Gemstones, DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Paper Stack ~ Blue Plaid, DCWV Nursery Baby Boy Paper Stack ~ Blue Floral, Lavender Cardstock, Paper Adventures Patterned Paper ~ Bluesy Shadow Wash, Paper Pizazz Patterned Paper ~ Pink Salt, White Cardstock, White Fabric Flower & Light Purple Paper Flower

Let's Celebrate

Hi. I'm back with another card to share. The image that I used is a Victoria Case stamp called Milla. I just recieved this stamp the other day and couldn't wait to use it on a card. It's hard to tell because the white of the card in the picture makes it look like there is a bigger border on the right side of the top of my card. But it is actually where the card is open and you are seeing some of the white from the inside of the card. I didn't notice this until just now.

I used the following 6 challenges to create this card:

Incy Wincy: Color Me Wonderful

Paper Sundaes: Sketch

Papertake Weekly: Pretty Pink Papertake

Creative Card Crew: Punch it

Simon Says: Punch it

Card Recipe: Victoria Case for SCACD Milla Stamp, Fiskars Birthday Clear Stamp Set (sentiment), White Pearls, Gemstones the Crown Jewels of Cardstock ~ Pink Gem Diamond, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch & Pink Craft Ribbon from Walmart.