Monday, February 28, 2011

Flying High

Have you ever gotten so far behind that you wonder if you will ever catch up again? I am there! *sigh* I just wanted to make a quick post before I attack my to do list again.

This card was created using Blackleaf Studios Flying High Digital Stamp set. This set comprises of 7 air crafts to embellish your crafts. To play along in this week's MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge, simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the MyGrafico Challenge Blog.

Challenges I participated in: Little Claire's - Anything Goes, Send A Smile 4 Kids- Birthday Boy

Recipe: HL Paper, Ribbon, SU small and large star punches, glitter, Crystal Effects, Copics, swiss dots embossing folder.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shamrock Patterned Cupcake Wrapper Freebie

Celebrate St.Patricks Day with this fun Shamrock patterned cupcake wrapper by Blackleaf Studios. I can see this being created in shades of green cardstock. Oh wait a minute, what about gold cardstock?

Click here to download the freebie.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Emerald Blessing

Are you ready for another challenge? Enfys over at Polkadoodles wanted use to create a project which includes at least 2 different ribbons and a charm on our design.

For this card I used the green digital paper collection from the Sundae of Seasons CD from Polkadoodles and the digital Shamrock Bouquet stamp was created by Claire Brennan. I’ve colored the shamrocks with Copics, cut them out and attached with dimensionals.

Would you like the stamp I used? Click here to download, you'll need a Google account. The download contains THREE different digital stamps.

Challenges I participated in: Do You Stack Up? - Anything goes, Guylou's Inimitability - Anything goes, Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes, Paper Romance - Anything goes, Samuel Taylor's Challenge - Use Copic or Promarkers

To play along in this week's Polkadoodles '2 ribbon and charm' challenge, simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Prizes are waiting to be won!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On the Lake

I spent some time over the weekend creating. I've forgotten just how much I enjoy playing with patterned papers.

Today I decided to make a card using the On the Lake sentiment from the Hooked on Fishing stamp set from Creative Vision. This week, I challenge you to make a project using mostly pattern papers.

Challenges I participated in:
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - Any occasion

Recipe: Paper: Bella Blvd (Campers), SU designer paper, HL (kraft, cream, blue and green)Stamp: Creative Vision, Hooked on FishingOther: SU textured impression embossing folder, SU scallop trim border punch, SU Marina Mist ink

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Craft Tip #1: Picking Shears

Want to create a stitched look on your layouts? Do you own a pair of pinking shears?

Use it to cut a straight line down a piece of heavy cardstock. Then use the edges of the cut cardstock to trace zig zag stitches on your layouts using a fine black pen. You can also use them as a decorative border for any of your projects. Plus a great way to use it as a mask on a piece of cardstock or patterend paper.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Cupcake

I'm always bummed out when I can't take a little time to play but, not this weekend. I had three days off to play.

Here is a card I made for this week's 'Anything Goes' challenge over at MyGrafico. The card featured one of the cupcake image from the Sweet Cupcake set by Blackleaf Studio. This stamp set is ideal choice for creating those swanky looking invites, birthday cards, party decorations and paper piecing which you can purchase here.

To play along in this week's MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge, simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the MyGrafico Challenge Blog.

Challenges I participated in:
MyGrafico - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Your Day

I have created an elegant desk top accessory for your enjoyment today. This is a great project to give to your friends for many occasions. These are made by purchasing a 4x6 acyclic frame and inserting a piece of designer paper.

Many times you can find these acyclic frames at a dollar store. The white note pad was made by a local printing shop. You could create this project using post-it notes but, many of them come in pastel colors and I didn't want to be limited to a specific color combination. It would be easy to convert these for men by changing out the colors and accessories.

Here's a close-up of the flower. How to make the flower: cut pattern paper in 4 x 4 inch piece, you will need three pieces. Start tearing the paper in a circle. Do this three times but, each time make the circle smaller. Layer the different sizes on top of each other and insert an antique brad. Adhere to the frame with a pop dot. To adhere the pad you will want to use red tape so the pad overtime won't fall off from the tugging.

Challenges I participated in: Allsorts - Inspired by nature, Little Claire's Anything Goes

Paper: SU and HL
Other: SU Sizzlists Little Leaves die, antique brad, SU butterfly punch, 4x6 acyclic frame, small pen, note pad

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flower Pot Treat Holder

Welcome to Monday. Saskia over at Polkdo0dles has chosen this week's theme. The theme is 'chocolate'! I made a Flower Pot Treat Holder to share with you.

The beautiful flower and pot is disguising a Chocolate Strawberry Dum Dum lollipop. The round part of the lollipop is hidden in the flower pot base and the lollipop stick is hidden behind the stem of the leaves.

The flower pot base was created using pattern paper, cupcake digital elements and strawberry digital tag from the Sundae of CD by Polkadoodles. This project was very easy to make. This is great for a party favor or for a special treat for someone sweet. Printable version of the directions can be download here.

Challenges I Participated In:
Polkadoodles - Chocolate
C.R.A.F.T. - Not a card
Colour Create - Chocolate, Strawberry, Cream
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Rainbow Lady's - use something from a CD (i.e. digital paper), or use part of a CD
Stamp Insanity - Anything but a card

Paper: Polkadoodles DSP and HL
Digital Elements: Polkadoodles
Other: SU Scallop Edge border Punch, 1 1/2 inch circle, scallop circle punch, staples, Sizzlists Little Leaves die, twine, ribbon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cuckoo Clock

Here is a card I made for this week's 'Anything Goes' challenge over at MyGrafico. The card featured the Cuckoo image from the Sweetness Collection by Blackleaf Studios.

This design just came together effortlessly--I love it when that happens. Sometimes I have to try lots of configurations and color combinations before I have something that feels right to me. This one was a snap.

To play along in this week's MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge, simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the MyGrafico blog.

Challenges I participated In:
Ooh La La Creations - For someone special
Creative Inspirations Paint - Keep it Sweet and Simple

Paper: HL
Stamp: Blackleaf Studios
Color: Copic's Markers
Layout: SC302
Other: Crystal Effects, Button, Twine, Metal Swirls, Embossing Folder

Monday, February 14, 2011

Birthday Wish

Welcome! I've been trying to finish up some assignments for the past few days, and I'm almost done with them. Today, I have a Birthday card to share with you.

This card was created using the 'Today You Wish' stamp by Creative Vision. This cute and adventurous saying has now become one of my favorites. The saying would be great for baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, birth announcements, etc.,

Challenges I Participated In:
Crafty Hos' - Brown and Blue
One Stitch At A Time - Make it Pretty
Little Claire's Anything Goes

Paper: HL
Stamp: Creative Vision
Digital Element: Polkadoodles (Sundae of Season's CD)
Other: SU Swirls Scribbles, Paper Studio, ribbon, glitter, Crystal Effects, SU Chocolate Chip ink, clear embossing powder

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Here is a fun little project I made using the a pillow box die. This owl was created using the pink, red and white as the primary colors for Valentine's day.

Challenges I participated in:
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentine, Crafty Catz - Valentine's/Love, Sew Many Cards - Valentine, The Stamping Bazaar - Valentine's, C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine's

1" circle punch - punch 2 in white cardstock for the white of the eyes
1/4 inch circle punch - punch 2 in black cardstock for his eyes
Large Oval - punch 2 in red cardstock for the wings
Scallop edge punch - Cut 1 x 3 inch strips of DSP for feathers x 3
Full Heart Punch - punch one large heart from yellow cardstock for the beak
5 petal punch - punch one in yellow cardstock use only 2 petals for the feet
BigShot Die- Pillow Box Die in pink cardstock
Assemble owl as indicated in photo. Fill with your favorite treats.

Must have a Google account to access these.

Friday, February 11, 2011

We're All in this Together

Welcome! Miria over at Polkadoodles has provided us with this week's challenge. It is to create a project inspired by a love song or film.
My card was inspired by the song 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' by Barbra Streisnad. The recipient of this card will receive a wheel barrow of flowers. The digital papers and elements are from the Spring collection on the Sundae of Season CD.

Would you like to win prizes from Polkadoodles? Okay, we ask you to create a project or card utilizing the 'Love Song or Film' theme and post your creations here.

Challenges I participated in:
Polkadoodles - Love Song or Film
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - nature
Paper Crafting Journey - love is in the air

Paper: Polkadoodles DSP and HL
Digital Elements: Polkadoodles
Saying: TLC
Other: Crystal Effects, Buttons, Ribbon, SU Scallop Oval punch

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Parisian Cupcake Holder Freebie

Celebrate your love, the most beautiful feeling in the whole world with your sweethearts with this even sweeter Parisian Cupcake Holder Freebie

This great treat holder was created by
Blackleaf Studios for MyGrafico.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here is my card for this week's awesome MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge. This card was created using the butterfly from the Fairy Glade Stamp Set by Mels Brushes.

I printed out the butterfly twice and then colored the images with Copic's. The colored image was then heat embossed with ultra thick embossing power three times. This technique turned an ordinary digital image into extraordinary embellishment. The layout used is SC313.

To play along in this week's MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge, simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the MyGrafico blog.

Challenges I participated in:
MyGrafico - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge (2W) - Bling Bling

Paper: DCWV and HL
Stamp: Mels Brushes (butterfly), SU Warm Words (Cherish)
Color: Copic's (V12, V15, V17, Y17, Y21, YR65, YR68, BG72, BG18, G12, G24, G14)
Other: UTEE, White embossing powder, SU Mat Pak, Rhinestones

Monday, February 7, 2011

Got Worms?

Good morning everyone! D'Anne here. Grab yourself something to drink and set back and relax.

Today I'm sharing a Gel Pocket Card. This card was created using the 'Hooked on Fishing' stamp set from Creative Vision. Yes, you guess it....this card was created with styling gel. Using styling gel gives the appearance of the worm enjoying a relaxing swim.

The card is too cute for words but, I love the saying, 'Got Worms.' Would you like to create this card for yourself? Download a Printable Version here.

If you enjoyed this project please take the time to leave a comment.

Challenges I participated in:
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Wee memories - Dust off Those Scraps

Supplies: Creative Vision 'Hooked on Fishing' stamp set; Miss Elizabeth paper; SU file label, scallop trim, 1 3/4 circle, corner rounder punches; button; hemp; hair gel.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We're Behind You

Tag your it! I created a tag to share with you today using the 'Were Behind You' digital stamp by Stretch N' Bubbles.

I created this tag by adding layers of solid and pattern papers. I wanted the digital image to hang loosely on the project. I punched out the image using a wide oval punch and then added a jump ring. This tag says, 'We're behind you all the way.' Next, I added some fibers to give texture and color. This digital image would be great on cards, stationary, scrapbook pages or any project. You can purchase the image I used in the store here.

Challenges I participated in:
Bee Crafty (M) - DIGI and Hearts (freebie available)
Little Claire's (M) Anything Goes

Paper: HL and Other
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Watercolored Pencils
Stamps: Digital Image by Stretch N' Bubbles, Paw Print by SU
Other: SU (Eyelet Border, Heart-to-Heart, Full Heart Extra Large, Wide Oval), jump ring, fibers, fire hydrant,

Free Love is in the Air Digital Stamps

Here is a cute digital stamp set which is perferct for Valentine's day. The set was created by Mujka Chic for MyGrafico.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Creative Vision DT Blog Hop Today

My project is titled 'Catch of the Day.'

Together we will hop hop hop our way to each new member's blog to be inspired by their collective talent! There will be random prizes awarded to bloggers who post comments on each design teams blog. Be sure to become a follower of the main company blog in order to be eligible for other prizes.

Today, I have created an idea using an recycled Frappuccino bottle. I knew one day it would come in handy. I added some Goldfish crackers in the bottle and then decorated the outside using the 'Hooked On Fishing' stamp set from Creative Vision.

Click here to see other great ideas for Altered Frappuccino bottles.

Thanks for hopping with me today.
Don't forget to leave a comment and good luck, I hope you win!

Continue hopping to see the rest of the team projects:

D'Anne***you're here***

Friday, February 4, 2011

Riefka Thank-You Sale

Riefka 3-Day Thank You Sale!

Feb 4-6
40% off everything

Heart Strings

The theme over at Polkadoodles this week is 'From the heart.' My card set is card 'Heart Strings.'

The card box holds a set of four - 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 cards which were created using the Black Polka Dotted frame from the All Around and Everywhere CD as well as, the Summer Papers and Stampies from the Sundae of Seasons CD. Both CD's are from Polkadoodles. I embellished with ribbon and a rhinestone heart. The center of the box holds two chocolate hearts to enjoy later.

Would you like to win prizes from Polkadoodles? Okay, we ask you to create a project or card utilizing the 'Heart' theme and post your creations here

Challenges I particpated in:
Polkadoodles - From the Heart
Crafty Sentiments - (Thurs) - a bear on a card
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - (Thurs) - Valentine's

Paper: All Around and Everywhere CD and Sundae of Seasons CD

Other: Ribbon, Rhinestone heart, red cardstock.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lindsay Stamp Stuff Valentine Sweet Sale


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Love 6 x 6

I'm in the mood to make Valentines. I have another technique to show you today. Another SU club share. Our demonstrator showed us how to make this 6 x 6 Scrapbook page using a old dryer sheet. I was skeptical!

This technique has a similar effect to Dazzling Diamond Dust, but is much more diffuse giving you a very soft almost out-of-focus look.

The Dryer Sheet Technique is an oldie but a goodie. A simple way to dress up a card and make it unique. The glitter adds a wonderful quality under the dryer sheet. The card glistens!

1. Using a neutral piece of cardstock, stamp and color your image.
2. Cover the entire surface of cardstock with Anywhere Glue Stick
3. Press a used dryer sheet onto the adhesive, beginning in the center and smoothing out all the wrinkles.
4. Trim dryer sheet or wrap around and secure on the back of CS.
5. Pour Dazzling Diamonds all over it. Rub or press the glitter in, then tap off the excess.
Challenges I particpated In:
Crafts and Me - (2W,Weds) - red
Creative Craft World - (2W, Weds) - love
Flourishes - (Tues) Valentine
Do You Stack Up? - (Thurs) Red Hot
PaperPlay - (Thurs) Stamp It Out

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be My Valentine

Welcome! I'm posting on the run, so I'll keep the chat brief. This Valentine's day cards was created using a technique called Inlaid Embossing. It is so quick and easy but the look is brilliant.

Would you like to give this technique a try?

1. Cut out a white 3 inch circle.
2. With the Heart-to-Heart punch, punch out various sizes and colors (red and pink) of the hearts.
3. Adhere the hearts to the 3 inch circle.
4. Using the Lattice embossing folder, emboss the hearts and 3 inch circle.

Challenges I participated in:
Karens Doodles (1E) - Love and Red / Pink / White
KB Cute Monday - Use Hearts
Lexi's Creations (2W) - Valentines
Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) - Valentines

Paper: SU Real red, white and Love Impressions DSP
Other: Pink Pirouette and white ribbon, small oval, Lattice embossing folder


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