Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #69


For my Midnight Madness Design card, I used a cute stamp from one of our sponsors (Prairie Fairy) called "Pretty Gillian". She is sooooo darn cute! I colored and shaded her with my copic artist markers. My papers are by bazzill and basic grey.


"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC69 Gold Star Award goes to...
54. Sandee
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
15. Beate
17. Guro
30. Rita
31. Brenda K

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
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Our MMSC69Weekly Bonus Winner is...
75. Pauline Lindley
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The August month end winner is....
37. Janine B
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*Our MMSC69 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....


Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later, a lot of learning about computers, and a few setbacks with web stuff (I am so not tech savvy!) I finally accomplished my goal. We have been around since the spring and still growing.
If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog (http://www.prairiefairy.blogspot.com/) for more information, tips and tutorials. So head on over to http://www.prairiefairydesigns.com/ and check it out!
Along with this stamp set you will get one free digi from their store!

Thank you so much Roberta!!
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**Our September Monthly Sponsor is....
Sunshine and Giggles
Janice Hopper specializes in multicultural children's images. Her stamps feature kids being kids. You have to check out the fun Halloween stamps that have just been added to the store. The "Mockingbird Lane" haunted house is simply amazing and the Family Portrait is just darling! Thank you for offering such an awesome Monthly Prize for the month of September :)

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma's Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Marks Finest Papers - Friendship card
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - Let's Get Digital


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me inspiring comments! They are so appreciated!

Creative Card Crew Challenge Simon Says Diva Kitty!



The Theme we have this week over on the Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog is:
Back to school
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says

Image is from Lorelie Stamps. It has been coloured using copic markers which you can find at the Simon Says Store along with the pearls that I have used on the edges.
My ribbon from my stash.

I am also entering the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Back to school
Totally papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Incy Wincy - Back to school
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma's Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Petals and Pearls
Crafty Emma's - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Button Bear Altered Tin


For this weeks Wink Wink Ink image, I used blue button bear. Melanie has already provided a colored image for me that was included with her stamp group. After layering parts of my bear I added pop dots for dimension. For the inside of my tin I have 8 chocolate nuggets wrapped in coordinating blue papers.



For the back view of my altered tin, I have a message that says, "Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy". The top has multiple pieces of ribbons for my tin's handle and decoration.

Wink Wink Ink hosts a month challenge on CDAC. This months challenge is to use metal somewhere on your project. Why not join in and enter! You have until the 31st!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! It is very much appreciated!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #33 Back to School




For my design card for The Pixie Cottage this week I used Pumpkin Molly by Eileen Gutierrez.
I remember both of my children going on field trips/class trips every fall to the Pumpkin Patch.
It was the highlight of elementary school in the fall. I used K &Company cardstocks as well as bazzill. Flowers are by Prima and ribbon trims are from my stash!

It's another Once Upon A Wednesday and we have another fabulous sketch from Pam.
Sadly Pam has had some health issues that have forced her to step down from creating cards for us but she has a lasting legacy here as she created many wonderful sketches and we will continue using them to honor her time with us.


The challenge along with the sketch this week is a great one, "Back To School".
If your children haven't already gone back then they will be very soon and it's the perfect time to celebrate the upcoming school year.

You don't have to use a Pixie Cottage Stamp to enter but if you do have why not try out!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both and can combine our challenge with any others you like!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
Winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of the challenge.

I am linking this card to these challenges:
Frosted Designs - Back To School
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Auds Sentiments - Anything Goes
Res Q - "Some Me Time" (use favorite things, mine are my Copic's, ribbons and flowers)

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave comments for me. It is very much appreciated!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #68


Wags & Whiskers has some adorable stamps. The one that I used on this weeks sketch is "Hannah". For this card I used Bazzill and k& company cardstocks. My flowers were by prima & my brads were by making memories. Priscilla's awesome sketch this week lends itself perfectly to loads of flowers. I just love this cute little fairy. She is so whimsical!
MM team has some wonderful announcements for you today. First, we are just thrilled to have three new additions to the MM Design team for the next few months. They are each so talented and will add their own special flair to the MMSC each week.
Our newest Midnight Madness Team Members are....

Connie M.
Holly Moore
Marsha Sanderlin
Welcome Ladies!
Now to the sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us
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*Our MMSC68 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
The weekly Bonus prize is four of the new Fairy Stamps from Wags n' Whiskers. (pictured below)
Wow, they are gorgeous!! Thank you Lacey for your continued sponsorship with us. We adore your images and love working with them. If you have not stopped by Wags n' Whiskers, you are missing out.
What a GREAT prize!!! Four Stamps from Wags n' Whiskers :)
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**Our Aug Monthly Sponsor is....
Michelle Perkett Studio
Michelle has offered our Aug monthly winner
this wonderful
prize worth $100
Thank you Michelle :)
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me comments, they are very really appreciated!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Rosie


I decided to use "Rosie" a cute little Wink Wink Ink Stamp, for a thinking of you card for a friend of mine. Rosie was colored with my copics. Papers were by origins and bazzill, bug stones were by Prima.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge Sketch and/ or Anything But A Card

For my design project for this week from Pixie Cottage I made a cute CD Holder using one of our new stamps To You from Us by Di Carubia. My papers were from DCWV and my card stock was from Bazzill. I colored these adorable little kittens with my copics and pearl swirls and flowers were by Prima.
Why not check out the sketch below and play along with us this week! I would love to see those wonderful and unique projects!

It's time for another Once Upon A Wednesday and another sketch from our fabulous Special Guest Sketcher Jay Jay!



This sketch is designed to go with our special challenge of "Anything But A Card".
It is a great card sketch but we'd like you go a step further and make something with it other than a card.

I will be entering my project into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - Stitch It Up
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Ribbons and Sparkles
Pixie Dust - Pretty in Pink
Paper Romance - Pink and Bling
Digi Doodle Shop - Flowers
Sew Many Challenges - Stitching
Pollycraft - In Stitches
Practical Scrappers - Stitching
Little Paper Shop - Sewing
Stempeltraeume - Packaging (a cd holder)
Everybody Art - In The Garden

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch # 67


It seems as if the past week has flown by and it is already that time of week again for my Midnight Madness Project! This week I made a card using Tracy's wonderful door image. I used neutral tones on my papers, cardstocks and embellishments. My paper is by The Paper Company and my cardstocks are by Bazzill.

"YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC66 Gold Star Award goes to...
8. Pat (mspfd)
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
Darlene #4
Suzi #23
Sharon Basel #35
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Our MMSC66 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
16. donna moore
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*Our MMSC67 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Sugar Creek Hollow is an exclusive online business located in the heart of Central Virginia, tight on the James River. They specialize in Vintage, Shabby, & Primitive Digi Stamps, digital watermarks, as well as carry a full selection of colors in their exclusive “Country Crinkle Ribbon”. They offer seasonal vintage paper gifts and unique Vintage Cell Phone holders. Stop by and sit a spell over on their front porch, or take a walk down memory lane with them. Tracy is offering one lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate to her store.

Thank you so much Tracy what a great prize.
Anyone would love a shopping spree in your fabulous store :)
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**Our Aug Monthly Sponsor is....
Michelle Perkett Studio
Michelle has offered our Aug monthly winner
this wonderful prize worth $100
Thank you Michelle :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Favorite Stamp
Fab N Funky - Favorite Colors
Flutterby - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Stampin B's - Create a Scene
I Did It - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Stitching
Corrosive: Faux techniques (distressing, aging)
Bizzy Bec's: Vintage

Creative Card Crew Challenge Digi Shack

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This is my design card this week for the Creative Card Crew. I used this cute little dog image from the Digi Shack. He is reminiscent of myself in a morning when a lot of stuff is going wrong. My papers were by Doodlebug and my cardstocks were by Bazzill. My adorable image was colored with copics and layered several times. Flowers were by Prima.

Hello and Welcome back! We want to thank you all for coming by and playing along with us! We had an AMAZING turnout for our last challenge...we wish there could be more than one winner! But alas, we can only choose one! Mr. Random.org has chosen and the winner is:
That is:
with this cutie:
Joni, please contact Janna at CreativeCardCrew@aol.com to claim your prize!

Now onto our new challenge! This time, Maria has chosen a theme of Sparkle and Shine! Our sponsor is the wonderful Toni at The Digi Shack!
Here's a little about the company:

TDS just celebrated our first birthday in May of this year and it’s been a wonderful year. TDS was born out of the want to have a super cute eclectic line of images in rubber. Unfortunately the cost of having any sort of actual stamp made was way beyond my budget at the time and digi’s were just getting popular so I thought it was a good place to start. After I discovered how popular digi’s were becoming I changed my mind on going into actual stamps. That’s not to say someday we won’t change our minds but for now, digi’s are a fast, economical way to paper craft, not to mention the instant gratification of placing your order and having your images in just minutes.
Since we’ve opened we’ve had a few independent artists create images for us. We are lucky to have two very talented artists working with TDS right now. Marlene Shaw and Brian Lock. Both are amazingly talented and really popular with our fan base. They are the best artists to work with and they are 100% original which means so much to TDS because we strive to not having images like everyone else! All of our original images (not drawn by Marlene or Brian) are just $1 which is just about a third of the cost of most digis. Even our Brian Lock and Marlene Shaw image line is just $2 per individual image. Quite a steal if you think about it. TDS releases new images often. At least monthly but sometimes bi-weekly. We love what we do and hope that you stop by and see what we have in our digi shop.”

The prize this time is the winner's choice of digis from TDS!

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Fab N Funky - Favorite Colors
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Stampin B's - Create a Scene
I Did It - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Stitching
By The Cute and Girly: Animal antics

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Owlfie!



Here is a cute little card that I made for one of my design cards for Wink Wink Ink Stamps. This cute little guy's name is Owlfie! He was colored with my copics. (Hint, I did start with Melanies owlfie digital that was already colored. I added a lot of darker tones of warm grays as well as oranges and creams to change out my image some) Owlie was also hand cut out and layered up to 4 times for dimension. Papers were Bazzill & Yellow Bicycle. Flowers& leaves were by Prima and my gem stones were by Paper Studio. (hint: I colored my gem stones with my copics to add some color. With alcohol based markers the color adheres to those clear rhinestones quite nicely!)


I added metal keys for the Wink Wink Ink Challenge this month of using metal on your card.
The way that this card folds allows for a hidden message inside!

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! It is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #31 - Sketch and/or A Fancy Fold!

Pumpkin Molly by Eileen Gutierrez


For my Pixie Cottage Design card for this week, I used Pumpkin Molly by Eileen Gutierrez
With school starting, fall is just around the corner! I tried a new technique on my ribbons with this card. I didn't have any orange organza ribbon so I used my copics to color my ribbon and I have to say that I really like how the markers make the ribbon a little stiffer. My punches were by MS. Cardstocks are by KC company and bazzill. My fold on this card is a gate fold, which is pretty easy to accomplish.

The inside was layered and covered by multiple colors of cardstock. Prima flowers were added inside.




This is a fairly simple sketch as we'd like you to also make the card with a "Fancy Fold"! This can be an easel card, a gatefold, a z- fold, anything other than the regular one fold card. Of course you can just do the sketch but it wouldn't be a challenge without a little thinking would it! LOL
You don't have to use a Pixie Cottage Stamp to enter but if you do have why not try out!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both and can combine our challenge with any others you like!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
Winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of the challenge.

I will be linking this card to these challenges:
Stampman - Take Two Colors
Frosted Designs - Celebrate Life
Wild Orchid - One For The Girls

Monday, August 9, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #66



For my Midnight Madness Design Card I used my custom digital stamp from over at the Character Cafe. I colored and shaded by adorable stamp (Syvilla Rose) with my copics. My image was layered several times and popped up for dimension. The cardstocks that I used were Bazzill and Yellow Bicycle.

NOW we are on Facebook!! Yes, that is right..we are jumping on the bandwagon there too. So many people have such different avenues for communications these days and we thought we would start a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge page as well as a "priscillastyles" Store page.(thanks Gunn) If you are on facebook and would like to follow.. just search Midnight "Madness Sketch Challenge" and "priscillastyles Store" and click the "LIKE" button..We would love to have you as a friend :)

Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC65 Gold Star Award goes to...
#29 Sarah T
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#13 Zoe
#27 Sue Drees
#38 Judi Rose
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
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Our MMSC65Weekly Bonus Winner is...
18. mocca22
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*Our MMSC66 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

The Beary Scrap is a small, family owned, independent scrapbook store located in Shavertown, Pennsylvania and originated as on online business. They have lots of hard to find scrapbook goodies to feed your paper crafting desires and continue to add our products to the website weekly, so there is lots more to come. Best of all, because they are such a small business... when the "big guy" or "gal" sells out, chances are they still have it in stock. You have to go take a look at their site, because they have such cute stuff!!

Kimberly has offered up a wonderful prize this week of a $20 shopping spree
How fun is that?? Thank you so much Kimberly :)
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**Our Aug Monthly Sponsor is....
Michelle Perkett Studio
Michelle has offered our Aug monthly winner
this wonderful prize worth $100
Thank you Michelle :)
I am linking this card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Things with Wings
Stars and Stamps - Use Patterned Papers
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva
Pixie Dust Studio - Cute as a Button
Pennys Challenges - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Character Cafe Blog Hop


Whohoooo! A while back I won a custom digi from the Character Cafe! It is finally available as a new release. My stamp is called Syvilla Rose. All proceeds from the sale of this lovely stamp for the first little while will go to the Children's Diabetic Foundation. Sooooo here is the blog hop at The Character Cafe! I hope that you like my new stamp!
It’s time for the New Release Blog Hop! (midnight August 9th)

Now on to the deets... what we’re asking of you, the hoppers…


Comment on all the DT member blogs to be eligible to win the Grand Prize

Next Friday, each Designer will announce a winner from their comments to receive the digital stamp they worked with.

We’d love for you to become a follower of our blog, or member of The Café Store, however, this is just a request, not a requirement to win anything. We know that once you try TCC, you’ll want to join us!

Next Friday, we will draw from our commenters and The Grand Prize winner will receive all of our New Releases for August!

We have a freebie for you at the end of the hop just for joining us and if you haven’t noticed yet, our ENTIRE STORE is 40% off!!!!

So, get hopping… hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations from our great designers. The order of the hop is as follows just in case you get lost or need to break it up along the way…
Angie C
Audrey,
Fink,
Sara,
Denise,
Lola,
Margie,
Tina,
Rachel,
Deanette,
Georgia,
and finishing up at The Café Blog

Happy hopping :)
Kendra & Kelly


Our New Releases happen the first Friday of the month...
The Cafe Blog weekly schedule...



Here is my card using my new digital stamp from Character Cafe. Isn't Syvilla Rose simply wonderful!

New Images For August
Fairy Syvilla
Fairy Syvilla
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off

Yes this is my custom stamp isn't it simply the cutest! Thanks so much Kendra!

Mistletoe Mo
Mistletoe Mo
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off
Simonstein
Simonstein
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off

Witch Olga
Witch Olga
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off
Sam
Sam
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off
Shelby Cobra
Shelby Cobra
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off

Pelly Pelican
Pelly Pelican

Sale: $0.00
It's Free!
Fairy Syvilla Rose
Fairy Syvilla Rose
$2.50
Sale: $1.50
Save: 40% off

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wink Wink Ink Stamps To my favorite Sinker!

I am a little late getting home from work today to post my fun card tonight! This cute little card was created using Wink Wink Ink's adorable stamp called "Little Stinker". I just love this little duo of friends! I used my copics to color and shade my image. My cardstocks are by Making Memories and Bazzill. My punch is by MS.