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Friday, November 30, 2012

Squigglefly Sneak Peek

Squigglefly is excited to announce that they have a new designer, Elizabeta Kushner .    This candle is one of the new images that will be making it's debut in  the Squigglefly Store tomorrow, along with many other new images.   An amazing piece of information on Elizabeta is every bit of her profit goes toward a non-profit organization called The Traveler.  You can read about it here https://elizabetakushner.wordpress.com/the-travelerputnik/.   I think that is really wonderful that she does that.   I hope you will come over to the  store tomorrow and check out the new images.

I was the recipient of a Amazon gift card last week.  It was so sweet of my friend to do this.  I am so addicted to Spellbinders and this A2 Polka dot was at the top of my long want list so this is what I purchased with my gift card.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CCEE 1248- Ribbon Weave

This week Vicky is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge and she challenged us to make a card
and lace our ribbon through a bracket, a piece of lattice work or card stock.  I started off with a Paper Cupcakes image and popped it up on the blue embossed paper.   I used a border punch and weaved my ribbon through it.  Why don't you head on over to the CCEE Stampers and join us for the challenge.  We would love to see how you use your ribbon.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winter scene - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of one of the new sets that is now in The Marks' Finest Paper
store.  This one is called Winter scenes.  I used stickles, liquid pearls and glitter paper to give it some bling.  I also added some branches made with silver paper and green glitter paper.  My bow was, once again, tied with my trusty fork.  

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Cupcakes - Sparkles



Ildiko, a Paper Cupcakes design team member, gave the challenge this week over at the challenge blog and she wants the team  to use any Paper Cupcake image and add some sparkle.   That means we could use glitter, stickles, foil paper, glitter paper or anything that gives sparkle to our cards.  I used some glitter on the Paper Cupcakes image, "It's My Party".  I also punched some balloons from glitter paper.   I do hope you will come on over to "There's Magic in the Air" blog and play along with us.  You do not have to use a Paper Cupcake image, but if you do, you will be entered in the drawing for a free digi, twice instead of only once.  Nina may also have a discounted image available, too.   See you there.

Glitter and Bling it up

Glitter and Bling it up is the name of the game.   Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal's are giving the challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog and the say use glitter and bling.   I chose to use the Squigglefly image Antique Ornament #5 by Lynne Stansbery.  I have used stickles on the ornament for the glitter and put gems in the corners for the bling.   The paper I used is by Paper Studio that was in my scraps bag from last year.  I love getting to use up some of the leftover scraps.   I colored the image with copics.  Come on over to the  Squigglefly Blog and see what the team has colored up for you this week.   Upload your card with glitter and bling to be entered in the drawing for a free digi.  

Thanks, for coming by today.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

CAS Christmas cards



Here are a few CAS style Christmas cards I made.   They were made with Mark's Finest Paper stamps, the Holly Jolly and Christmas Selections sets.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #135

Here it is time for another  fun Speedy Fox Challenge.    The challenge this week is to follow a recipe, use one layer, two colors and three embellishments.   I chose to use one of the new sets, "Big City", that will be in the Mark's Finest Paper store soon.  I thought this would be a great time to do a sneak peek of it.  I liked how quick I could make a card with it.   I used a spellbinder to cut out a rectangle on a piece of copy paper and centered it on my card stock.  I sponged all around with blue and then stamped my image.    I hope you will come over to the Speedy Fox and Friends blog and play along with us today.  As always, they are giving one lucky winner  a nice stamp set.

Here is another card I made with the "Big City" stamps, but used two colors this time.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pretty Poppies

I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers WT402 challenge which was to make a black and white card with a touch of color. It is also for the Splitcoast Stampers F4A144 challenge to make a card with glitter on it. I used stickles for the centers of the poppies and added some bling.  The image is a Paper Cupcakes digital image.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #134 - Pop It Up

Here it is Saturday again and another fun challenge from Speedy Fox and Friends.    The challenge this week is to Pop It Up.  I chose to use the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set "Poinsettia Blooms".  I popped up the doily with the lamp and I also popped up the poinsettia's with the branches.   You can find the other team members fabulous cards Here  as well as the detail to this challenge.  You will find Mr. Linky there, too.  I hope you will load up your card and play along with us.  There is always a nice stamp set there for the lucky winner.  You do not have to use a Mark's Finest Paper Stamp, but if you do your name will be entered in the drawing twice.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Punched Giraffe


Here is a card I am sending out to one of the tea potters from over at Splitcoast Stampers.     She just had a birthday so this is a belated birthday card for her.   I made this at a Stampin' Up class so I cannot take credit for the design.  I thought it was really cute.

It is in the upper 20's here this morning.   I think we had frost on the pumpkins, as the saying goes.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 12, 2012

In the Meadow we can Build a Snowman

The Paper Cupcakes  challenge for this week is given by Angie and she has challenged us to make a card with this "Snowman with a Tree" image which is a new release.   I thought he was pretty cute and wanted to dress him up in a plaid jacket by using the paper piecing technique.  Angie also asked us to use one or more snowflakes with our snowman.   If you would like to play along in our challenge, go over to There's Magic in the Air Blog.   Nina always gives one lucky person a free digi each week and this new image is free for 48 hours.  You can go on over to the blog and see the other team members cards this week and upload your card to the blog.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

A Jolly Ole' Soul - Oldie but goodie

Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals have a challenge going over at the Squigglefly blog  called Oldie but Goodie.  We are to make a card with one of the older images in the Squigglefly store.    I chose to use this adorable snowman, "Snowy Card" by Marla Shega.   I had no idea where I was going with this image when I started.  Sometimes that works out and sometimes not so good.   I happened to like the end results on this little guy along with the paper I had that would go with him.  I am terrible about coloring an image to find out I have not paper that matches.  I got lucky this time. Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my "Jolly Ole Soul".   Stop by the Squigglefly blog to see what the other gals have made, you can also check out the details of this challenge.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

How about a fence? Speedy Fox #133

Guess what?  It is time for another challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends.   The challenge is to add a fence.    There are a lot of ways to add a fence.  Well, if you can draw, which I cannot, you could draw up a really nice fence,  you could stamp a fence, use a die cut fence or use a punch to make a fence.   I chose to use a Stampin'Up word window punch to make my fence.  The stamp I have used is from Mark's Finest Papers.   I colored it with copies and sponged some clouds for the background.    I hope you will come on over to  Speedy Fox and Friends and join us for the challenge.  Someone who joins us will win a nice stamp set, it could be you.  I hope to see your card there so I can see what kind of fence you came up with.

Thanks for coming by today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just a note.


Hello Blogging Friends,

Just a note to let you know that I may  not be around as much in the next week or two.  My husband will be having shoulder replacement surgery so I shall be busy taking care of the patient next week.   I have several pre -posts scheduled so maybe I won't be away too much.    I will be back to my regular commenting and visiting your blogs in the near future.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping in to see what is happening here in Boxertown.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CCEE Stampers Challenge

This week, the CCEE Stamper's challenge is to make a card using only a portion of our embossing folder.  We can choose any theme we like  but we were reminded that  Christmas is  just around the corner!!!  My ef had a portion of the card not embossed so I  hope this is permissable,  I don't want the challenge police to come knocking on my door.  ~grin~

Won't you join the CCEE stampers in this challenge?  Don't forget to add your card to Mr. Linky at the bottom of the  blog page so we can see your wonderful cards!

This is also for the Twisted Sister's challenge this week which is to make a one layer Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holly Jolly Greetings Sketch Challenge

The sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is pretty fun today.   It is both fun and easy.   I like easy peasy so here is the Christmas card I made this morning.     It is rainy here and cool.   I hope it is a great day wherever you are.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Enjoy the view

I played the inspiration challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers this week.  We chose something from
"artful home" to draw our inspiration from.  I chose a picture of a beautiful horizon, I took the colors from it and created this card.   I am visualizing being down in Tennessee in a cabin and looking across  the way at another cabin.  I used two stamp sets (Enjoy the view and On the fly) by Marks
Finest Papers to make my card.  I used Paper Studio designer paper and others that I am not sure of.    The coloring was done with copics.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Just a little goofiness

I filled another's spot to give the Twisted Sister challenge at the last minute so off the top of my head, I challenged them to make a humorous Christmas card with a banner.  I know that Christmas is a serious thing and that it is all about the birth of Jesus.   I also think that God gave me a sense of humor to use, even though some say I have an off the wall sense of humor.   Oh, well.  :)  Even after I gave this challenge, I had a hard time coming up with a Christmas image for humor.   I went through already stamped images and found this one, thanks to a friend.   I added the North Pole to the Street sign and made up this computer generated sentiment.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #132 - All about Rick Rack

It's Saturday, that means it is time for another fun challenge over at Speedy Fox and Friends.  
The challenge for this week is to make a card using Rick Rack.  I chose to use a border punch that looks like Rick Rack.  I used one of the brand new stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers - a Heinrich Company, called "Poinsettia Blooms".  I hope you will go over to the blog to see what the other team members have made and to upload your card to our challenge.   You will have until Friday, November 9th 2012 to post your card.  You are not required to use a Mark's Finest Paper stamp, but if you do,  you will be entered twice into the drawing.  There is always a nice stamp set given away to the winner, but you have to enter to be in the drawing to win. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

I Am In Love - Squigglefly Sneak Peek

Oh, my, am I ever in love with this adorable Squigglefly image called "Devotion" by Lynne Stansberry.   This is a sneak peek of one of the new images that will be available on Saturday.
Most of you who know that I am a dog lover so this was the perfect image for me to work with.
I know this dog is not a boxer, but my boxers have  natural ears so this kind of reminds me of one of mine.  No wonder I am so drawn to it.   Be sure and stop by the Squigglefly Store on Saturday and check out the new images.

The paper I used for my card is Doodlebug designs, the sentiment is Stampin' Up and I used copics for my coloring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:
Dilly Beans - Anything goes
Joyful stamper - Anything goes
Card Makin Mama's - Anything goes.