October 26, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #25 ~ Gatefold

This week's challenge issued by Kim is to make a gatefold card (instructions can be found here).  This was a fun card to make.



For my card, I used a new image from Crissy Armstrong called Mudzie plays Christmas Tree.  Looks like he is all tangled up with those lights and sparkly garland.  I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS.  For a bit of bling, I used Diamond Glaze on the lights and ornaments and then I added some Stickles to the garland.



The inside is pretty plain except for the sentiment.  I used some words from a new Inkadinkadoo set that I got (can't remember the name).  Be sure to head over to the Squigglefly Blog to check out the other Design Team creations!



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Mudzie plays Christmas Tree (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink; Memento
Accessories: Diamond Glaze; Stickles

October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Goodie Bag

Here is the prototype goodie bag we are making for my daughter's Fall Party (this Friday).  Another mom and I assembled 18 of these.  The kids will be able to attach their own faces, stems and leaves.  Then they get to fill a little goodie bag with candy to go inside.  :)



Well, school has really kept me busy!  I've had to do a lot of refreshing in my Accounting class but it has been fun!  The Economics class has been a challenge but I will get it.  Looking ahead, it seems like I will have a test or quiz every week!  I will try to keep posting things but it might not be more than once or twice a week.



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: none
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: Xyron

October 20, 2009

Couple More Desktop Calendars

I'm on a roll with these!  Both kids spent the weekend with Grandma so I had some time to craft.  I got 3 of these made but I'm only showing 2 because one of them is a Christmas present.  :)



This one uses a Sugar Nellie stamp called Daisy.  This is one of my favorite images!  I used an older sketch from Bloggabella even though it doesn't use a Stamping Bella image.  I am really happy with how this one turned out.  Hubby even said this one was his favorite.



This one uses the cute Swiss Pixie named Gretel.  The paper is the same that I used on one of my picture frames that I recently redid.  Sketch comes from the September Guest Designer challenge from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Image was colored with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS (I can't afford to make the switch to Copics yet).  Added stickles to her wings for a bit of bling and the bow is stuck on the outside of the acrylic frame.  :)



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Daisy (Sugar Nellie); Gretel (CC Designs)
Ink: Memento ink
Accessories: acrylic frames, stickles, ribbon, flower brads

October 19, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #24 ~ Thanksgiving sentiment

This week is Rhonda's turn to issue the challenge.  She wants us to make a Thanksgiving card using a Squigglefly sentiment.  I didn't have a sentiment just for Thanksgiving so I got creative...



The leaves are from a new set from Nina called Autumn Accents.  I just scattered them over an area (this was a bit tricky but not too bad).  Then I printed it out.  The sentiment comes from the freebie called Words Paper.  I just cropped the word giving out of it and printed that out as well.  The layout comes from the Sheetload of Cards October issue.

Be sure to link up your creation on the Squigglefly blog!

Classes start today for me!  I am getting nervous.  They are online classes so I don't have to go to an actual classroom.  By my calculations, if I take 2 classes every 8 week session I should be finished with my Bachelor's degree in Accounting this coming summer (2010).  I'm taking 2 classes: Intermediate Accounting II and Microeconomics.  I will keep those who are interested updated.  :)



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Autumn Accents (Squigglefly); Word Paper (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: none

October 17, 2009

New Images

Just wanted to remind you that the new images that you have been seeing peeks of this week are NOW AVAILABLE! Here is a link to see all the new ones. Or you can just go shopping at Squigglefly.

Remember that somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this...



Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day random.org will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

I am off to go get ink so I can play with more new images!

P.S. There are lots more freebies here at Squigglefly!!

October 16, 2009

Squigglefly Sneak Peeks Continue

Welcome to day three of the sneak peeks of Squigglefly's newest images!  The images you have seen over the last few days and today will be available for purchase on October 17th.  Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs to see lots of peeks of what's new!  There are links on the left side of my blog or on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.
Now for the fun part! Remember that somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this...



Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day random.org will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

I don't have a card yet as my printer is out of ink and I haven't been able to get into town to get more yet. Hopefully I can get ink later today but in the meantime, be sure to check out all the Design Team blogs as they have some great peeks for you (I know, I've looked today)!

October 15, 2009

My Sneak Peek ... Squigglefly Day 2

Sorry I didn't have this posted earlier but I struggled with how I wanted to put this one together.  I am really happy with how it turned out, although my picture didn't turn out so well.



This card uses a sentiment "Happy Fall" from Crissy Armstrong and a new set from Nina called Autumn Accents.  It is a set of 4 different images.  If I get ink for my printer today, I will try to have a card tomorrow showing the 4th image.  The picture does not do the card justice at all!

Don't forget that Saturday is the big release over at Squigglefly!!  And you have until Saturday to find the hidden blinkie for your chance to win 2 free sets!  For more information and to see what the blinkie looks like, visit my earlier post, here.

Challenges entered:
Stamp Something ~ brown plus something
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ orange, brown and green
Secret Crafter Saturday ~ autumn colors
Whimsy Stamps ~ get punchy



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Autumn Accents [available 10/17/09] and Happy Fall sentiment (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: circle punch, brown & white dotted ribbon

Squigglefly Sneak Peeks ... Day 2


Welcome to day two of the sneak peeks of Squigglefly's newest images!  The images you see over the next few days will be available for purchase on October 17th.  Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs the next few days to see lots of peeks of what's new!  There are links on the left side of my blog or on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.

Now for the fun part! Remember that somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this...



Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it. You have until Saturday to find the button. On that day random.org will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button. The five winners will each win two images of their choice! You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on! So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!

I will be back later with my sneak peek!!


October 14, 2009

I Met You Frame

Here is another frame that I recycled, lol!



I really like how this one turned out!  The paper is from Hobby Lobby.  The flowers are on one side and the red is on the other side (how convenient).  Again, I ripped the original paper off and sanded then applied this paper.  The sentiment is another freebie that Paper Makeup Stamps had out over the summer.



Supplies
Paper: from Hobby Lobby
Stamps: sentiment (Paper Makeup Stamps)
Ink: printer
Accessories: Xyron sticker maker

Squigglefly Sneak Peeks ... Day 1

Welcome to day one of the sneak peeks of Squigglefly's newest images!  We have two new artists who have joined the Squigglefly team this month!  We are super pleased to introduce Cheryl Alger and Eline Pelinkhoff.  Both of these ladies are extremely talented and we know you're going to love their images as much as we do!Our other artists have been working hard to bring you images that will certainly spark your creativity too.  The images you see over the next few days will be available for purchase on October 17th.  Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs the next few days to see lots of peeks of what's new!  There are links on the left side of my blog or on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.Here is my card for today...




This card uses a new release from Cheryl Alger called Decking out the Tree.  It will be available on October 17th.  I apologize for the poor picture.  Everyone was asleep and I didn't want to turn on too many lights.  
Now for the fun part! Somewhere on Squigglefly's site there is a button that looks like this...





Go try to find the button and when you do, head over to Holly's blog and leave a comment telling her where you found it.  You have until Saturday to find the button.  On that day random.org will pick FIVE winners from the people who have discovered the hidden button.  The five winners will each win two images of their choice!  You can pick one of the fabulous new images, or a favorite you've had your eye on!  So head over to Squigglefly and start looking for that button!



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Decking out the Tree (Squigglefly ~ available Oct 17th); sentiment (The Angel Company)
Ink: printer ink; Palette Noir
Accessories: stickles

October 13, 2009

Couple Desktop Calendars

I'm working on some projects for an upcoming craft show on December 5th that I'm doing with a couple friends (Lisa & Diana).  These are some super cute desktop calendars that I made...



This first one was super easy to do!  I just cut my designer paper to size and inserted it into the acrylic photo frame.  I got the calendar from Splitcoast Stampers forum.  Then I just added a blue satin ribbon.



I really like how this one turned out!  I used an image from The Greeting Farm that I received in a swap over at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's called Down by the Pond.  Same designer paper as the calendar above.  I used the Farm Fresh Friday sketch from Splendid Stamping.  Instead of the sentiment, I used the calendar.  Then I made two "fork bows" and attached them to the outside of the frame with glue dots.



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Down on the Pond (The Greeting Farm)
Ink: Memento
Accessories: ribbon, calendars, acrylic frames

October 12, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #23 ~ Halloween

The Squigglefly challenge this week comes from Kim.  Kim gave us a Halloween challenge this week: use a Halloween image plus black, orange & purple cardstock with at least one Designer Paper AND to use a bat, crow or spider embellishment.  I managed all of it except the embellishment part.





This card uses the layout from Papertake Weekly and an image from Crissy Armstrong called Roger and Jo's Pumpkin Fun.  I printed the sentiment out from the computer changing "Trick" to orange and "Treat" to purple to tie in the cardstock.  Roger and Jo were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with OMS.  I could not find any bats, crows or spiders to use as an embellishment and I didn't have time to run to the scrapbook store so I added a green bow.  

If you want to play along, you can download a free image from Squigglefly, here.  Plus, you have all week to enter in Rhonda's challenge from last week for your chance to win 2 new releases on October 17th.  AND Holly is giving away a great prize if you link a card on her blog.

Don't forget that sneak peeks will begin this week showing some of Squigglefly's new releases that will be available on October 17th!  From what I've seen, it's going to be amazing!  There are two new artists and a few images from Lynne, Crissy, Nina, and Tracey!

Challenges with this card:
Papertake Weekly ~ sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Halloween
Simon Says Challenge ~ Halloween



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Roger and Jo's Pumpkin Fun (Squigglefly); sentiment (computer generated)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: green ribbon

October 11, 2009

Floral Friend Frame

Well, I've been in a crafting mode this weekend.  Haven't gotten lots finished but I've gotten lots started, lol!  Here is a frame that I did get finished.



The paper is some that I recently got at Hobby Lobby.  I had these frames covered with a different paper and I've been carrying them around to craft shows for the last couple years with no sale.  One day last week I decided to rip the paper off and sand them down.  I used my Xyron to attach the paper to the frame (much better than Modge Podge).  The sentiment was a freebie from Paper Makeup Stamps over the summer.

I will have another frame like this to show you soon!



Supplies
Paper: from Hobby Lobby
Stamps: sentiment (Paper Makeup Stamps)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: Xyron sticker machine

October 9, 2009

Things are Happenin!

If you haven't been to the Squigglefly blog lately, then you are missing out!

Squigglefly will be doing a demonstration in Cabot, Arkansas. If you are in the area on Saturday, be sure to check
this link for more information.

Squigglefly's release on October 17th is g
oing to be HUGE! There are two new artists that you're going to LOVE, as well as new images from Crissy, Nina, Tracey, and Lynne! Be sure to check back here in a few days for some sneak peeks! And in usual Squigglefly fashion, what's a release without some blog hoppin fun and prizes? Details will be coming soon, but this will be their biggest release to date!

Plus, Squigglefly is offering up a great Halloween digi for FREE today! Another great image from Lynne so be sure to hop on over and grab it while you can!

I hope to be back later with another project or card. My mojo has taken a break after our craft show this past weekend. I need to get it back soon as I'm helping plan Lilly's Fall Party at school. Plus classes start for me on October 19th. I'm nervous and excited!

October 5, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #22 ~ Pink & Blue

Well, it's Rhonda's turn to issue the challenge over on Squigglefly.  This week she is challenging us to use pink & blue on our creations.  Here is my card...



I used one of the most recent images that were released called Shy Bear: Birthday Bear.  One of the things I remember about stamping is "there are no mistakes in stamping, just embellishment opportunities".  Well, that is the reason I put the ribbon where I did.  When I was coloring, I accidentally smeared some of the pencil across the paper.  The end of the ribbon is attached to cover that mistake.  :)

Be sure to check out the other Design Team creations and link up your creation with Mr. Linky.  Plus, if you link up your card by October 17th, you have a chance to win 2 of the new releases!



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: Shy Bear - Birthday (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink; Palette Noir black
Accessories: blue satin ribbon

New Project

I found this really cute Mini Note Purse and printed the instructions.  Not sure if you are like me, but the first attempt is always a little scary.  Here is my attempt...



And here is a view of the inside...



I don't think it turned out too bad.  Now that I have one completed, I think I will make a few more of these.  I might change a few things on the assembly but it went together pretty quickly.  The instructions show it holding 3x3 note cards but I think I might put candy or something else inside.

Challenges entered:
Paper Maniac ~ no images



Supplies
Paper: from stash
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Accessories: silver brad, blue satin ribbon, Velcro

October 4, 2009

Pictures of Booth

Below you will see pictures of our booth from the craft show yesterday.  Overall, it was a very successful day!  We were in a different spot this year and it was much better!









We signed up to do another one on December 5th and luckily it's in our town so we don't have to drive although Hatton is only 20-30 minutes from home.  We are trying to figure out other ways to organize our booth so it flows a little better.  My hubby made the magnet board for us and I think it helped tremendously!  I couldn't believe how many magnets we sold.  Our next project is to come up with a sort of shelf that we can stand on the table to hold some of the frames that we've done to un-stack them from the table.

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