Thursday, November 26, 2009


Hey everyone, starting at Midnight i {heart} papers is having a fantastic Black Friday sale, that lasts for the entire weekend.

FREE SHIPPING on US orders $25 or more ($75 or more for Canadian orders) PLUS…

*For every $50 spent, you will receive a $10 gift certificate towards a future purchase. That’s like an automatic 10% off coupon ON EVERYTHING – even new and sale items! Orders do not combine however they are incremental, meaning, a single order of $50 earns you one $10 gift certificate and a single order of $100 earns a $20 reward certificate. You cannot however place one order for $20 and another for $30 and qualify for the gift certificate. Additionally at $45 order and $55 order does not qualify for you for a $20 reward.

*Qualification amount does not include shipping total – it is merchandise total only.
Following the sale, on December 1, you will receive a one-time use $10 gift certificate for every $50 order you place during the qualification period. Minimum order amount for qualification is $50.

*Gift Certificate purchases are not included in the sale.

*Rewards certificates are valid for redemption beginning December 1, 2009.
*Reward certificates are transferable.
*Sales runs 12:01am (EST) Friday November 27 – 11:59pm (EST) Sunday November 29
*You must enter the Coupon code from the banner ad at the time of ordering. This is how we track our advertising.
*Can not be redeemed for cash or combined with any other discounts/coupons.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this sale.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Swap card

Been under the weather for quite a bit, and not up to standing to make anything. However, I have a "Winter in the Forest" swap due next week. Went with a very simple design and used all Papertrey products on this one.

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

JLO Challenge #5

Brentwood the Owl is just so adorable, love to make cards with him! I knew I needed to use this stamp from the Thanksgiving launch before the actual day so it could be mailed out to someone!

My papers and brad are from Target Dollar Spot, and base is Papertrey kraft. Brentwood was cut out using my largest rectangle nestie...oh yeah, this is a large 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card. Both the image panel and sentiment tag were distressed with a dull steak knife. Very dull as it slipped and I didn't cut myself!

I used the sketch from Jessica's challenge #5. I was going all along, card made, photographed, working on this blog entry it was then noticed that she also mentions that "Winter Holidays" would be a great theme for the layout. Well, just might make another since there's almost a month before the winner is drawn. Lucky person gets a $20 gift certificate to the store!!

There is gong to be a launch for a new website look on Saturday morning November 21 from 10am-12 for Jessica Lynn Original Clear Stamps. There is normally a chat room open for these events and some surprises! I'm guessing this will be Central time, as she's in Wisconsin.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sketch to try #2

I liked the sketch so well on Saturday's card that I used it again, but with a different color scheme.

I used design paper and "pops" stickers from Eskimo Kisses line. Easy, easy since I'd made one in this style already! Papertrey Ink cardstock of Plum Pudding, Scarlet Jewel, and Sweet Blush were used in the layers.

I {heart} papers has a new release from Chicken Girl Designs today! Aren't these little critters so cute? Even though this is a birthday set, there is much versatility to the images. You can visit Kate's blog to see some wonderful samples, and DT members are listed on her sidebar. Cuteness abounds!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sketch to try

Another November day that's to reach the upper 60's! I think we've normally had some snow flurries by now, but none yet this year! Since it's a warm and sunny day, I went with some bright cheerful colors! A large standard nestability tag was used to cut paper from Basic Grey Lime Rickey for my stamping spot. The bird design paper is also Lime Rickey.

My "Thank you" is from Hero Arts. Bird by Imaginisce (sounds like the ladies on the CMA red carpet Wednesday night: Dress by....) There is a little stickle touch on the bird's flower, and I used my Bow-Easy again. Cardstock from Papertrey Ink.

I used Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try and my brand new Tonic 12x12 paper cutter! It sliced like butter!! Notice I have more layers than normal?? I measured stuff out! (but still did some eye-balling!).

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oh deer!

I will admit, I cased a card by Dawn McVey for today's creation. Love her style and use of color! She is one of the first blogs I found when I discovered the blogging world.

What a cute little deer from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses! I matched him up on some Papertrey Ink card stock cut out & embossed with Labels One nestabilities. I layered some Eskimo Kisses design paper onto New Leaf cardstock. "Noel" is from Dawn's Signature Christmas (finally got it out of it's packaging!) Sparkle added under the sentiment.

While putting this all together, the card base under the deer needed a little something more, and I did lots of playing around to come up with this look. I stamped Versamark ink onto the Impressabilities Snowflake, put that on top of the base and ran it through the cuttlebug. Then, sprinkled with "Bridal" embossing powder. It gives a shimmery, iridescent look to the snowflakes.

Many of the goodies on the card today came in my November guest designer prize package from Kate at i {heart} papers! She has hundreds of items for sale, so be sure to take a look-see!

Happy crafting!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Snow business

There's no business like snow business, unless it's a warm November day that's predicted to reach 70°! No, that is not normal for the mid-west at this time of year, but I went ahead with my snowman card!

I used Splitcoast sketch 252 along with stamps from Inkadinkado to decorate the outside and inside. Both the rectangle and scallop nesties were used to make the image panel. I used brown ink to sponge along the image panel. Snowman was colored with Copics & pencils. Icicle stickles were added to the snowflakes and the curve of the snow for some sparkle.

Design paper from the Memory Box Dewfrost collection was used along with PTI cardstock. I was very happy to read that the Memory Box paper is from a certified sustainable forest program. Do you recycle your paper scraps?? I have a bag for little pieces in my work area. Makes me feel a bit less wasteful.

My card was finished, but felt like it still needed a little something. I used my Bow-Easy to make the little bow in the corner. How happy it is to be able to make one with the "flat" side on the front! I could never get my bows to turn out pretty until now!!

Well, I had the card and post done this morning, but when I went to preview it...I found out it hadn't autosaved, and lost most of my work! It had to wait until I was back home this afternoon to re-write everything! And it did reach 70 degrees today.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fast Birthday card

My daughter has a birthday party to attend this afternoon for a classmate who is turning nine. Originally, she was going to make a card, then decided last minute that she wanted me to do it: no pink, no ribbon, no bows, and nothing fancy were her requests since it is for a boy.

I just cut several squares using nesties, did some doodling around the edge, and my daughter helped hammer for the eyelets.

While she is at the party, I'll visit a craft fair in the same town, and wish I could be at home making something! We've had something every evening this week, and my at home time has been minimal!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brentwood finds a tree

Those little Charlie Brown trees...standing by themselves at the tree farm. You think how cute they could be in some small corner of the house, or a little room. Brentwood thinks the same thing, and brought home this little beauty, plus a wreath.

He is colored with Copics and has some fun flock added to his hat to help keep his ears warm. It does not show in the picture (of course not, because it's very sparkly in person) but I used my clear spica glitter pen on the ornament, the ribbon tag, and words in the sentiment. It reads: Trimming the tree with happy hearts, that's the way the holiday starts. I had used some silver/glitter embossing powder, and it had lots of sparkle & shine, but was harder to read, as it "bled" some. For another small touch of "sparkle" Christmas red (how appropriate!) stickles were added to the berries in the wreath.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thank You

This is a cute little thank you note to have on hand for when an occasion pops up unexpectedly. The little frog was colored with Copics and cut out with my Creative Memories circle cutter and scalloped nestie. His eyes have some bling for some sparkle. I used Lime Rickey Basic Grey DP, against some PTI New Leaf.

The "Thank You" on the ribbon tag nestie is from a Hero Arts set full of "thank yous" in many different fonts and styles.

This card is also a 'thank you' to Kate for all of the wonderful goodies she sent me for the November Guest Design spot for i {heart} papers.

Happy Crafting!