31 December 2012

Use a Doily! Robyn's Fetish Challenge

Hello, friends.

Well, as many of you already know, I work in a Ski Resort Town!

You also probably know that all schools are closed the week between Christmas and New Years, which means there are hundreds of kids with TONS of free time!

And if you've watched the news, you are probably aware of the nearly THREE FEET of snow that has fallen on Western New York over the past week!

Combine all those things and you can probably figure out what I've been doing all weekend!

It has been an absolute MADHOUSE at work and I've been putting in 13+ hours a day since last Wednesday!

I thought I had set my Robyn's Fetish Challenge post to "auto-pilot", but alas, I did not...
so, although it is a day late, I want to share my project with you!

Our sponsor is "Stitchy Bear Stamps".

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

WOW! That's a pretty great prize!

The challenge theme this week is:


Here's my card, using the digital image "Sweet Treats".
Santa brought me a new camera for Christmas, and I'm still getting used to using it.
Some of the colors aren't looking quite right, so I have to fiddle with the "indoor" and "close-up" settings to get it right, but you get the idea!

My doily is a cut out from the Doily Collection.
The papers are from the DCWV "Sweets" mat stack.

Here's another picture, with a little better coloring!
But this one looks blurry and has shadows...
but the colors look more like the "real thing"...

Hmmm... I'll eventually figure it out! (-:

Hope you'll pop over to the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and see the awesome cards the rest of the team has posted! As you'll see, there are LOTS of creative ways to USE A DOILY!

23 December 2012

Cards for Children

Our theme this week is 
Cards for Children

and our sponsor is Bugaboo!

I opted for fun and simple this week!
I have two boys and they're not in to flowers and pretty things
and I had them in mind when I made this card.

I used "Puffy Paint" on the snow, and paper pieced the letters.

The card actually measures 6" across, so there's lots of room inside
to send a special message to my little ones!

Hope you'll pop over to Robyns' Fetish Challenge Blog
and see the cute stuff our team has made!

The winner of this challenge will win a $21 voucher to the Bugaboo Shop!!

Thanks for popping in today and see you soon!

16 December 2012

Robyn's Fetish Snowman Challenge

Good morning! Yes, I made it, albeit a little late! It's been quite a week!
Susan, our RF DT Coordinator has been oh-so-very patient with me and I appreciate her so much!
I know how much work is involved with coordinating a large team and she is an ACE!
THANK YOU to Susan and all my RF DT sistah's... I will do my best to stay on track now! (-:

This week, the Robyn's Fetish Challenge theme is: Snowmen!
We're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and the winner will get THREE new digis!

For my card, I used "Home for the Holidays", which you can find at the RF Shop!

This was a pretty easy card to put together, once I saw the sketch at The Sweetest Thing

Can you believe I actually made an entire card without using my E-Clips? I know, amazing, right?!?
I sure do love me some paper "architecture"! Cutting and assembling 3-D paper projects is so fun, but this week, I actually challenged myself to make a project without it, and I did have fun!!

I hope you'll join us this week at Robyn's Fetish and show us all your snowmen!!

There are a few challenges I would like to enter this week, including a BRAND NEW one at The Stamping Shack! The Stamping Shack has just recently joined our community at The Crafter's Cafe and I'm sure you'll love the images in their shop!

Also, one of my favorite challenge blogs, The Order of the Opus Gluei... their theme this week is "Baby it's Cold Outside" and they have challenged us to take inspiration from our favorite Christmas song or carol... well, my favorite Christmas movie, aside from The Grinch, is Frosty the Snowman... this little guy sure is a "jolly, happy soul"... although his corncob pipe appears to have gone missing...

Another of my favorite spots to visit is Guylou's Inimitability! Their challenge this week is: "Snow Happy"...  I'm just happy I got my card done this week, after all the other stuff we had going on!

The challenge at QKR Stampede is "Snowmen, Snow Angels, Snowballs, Snow Fun!" 

And one more... Stampin with the Dragon. The theme this week is "Heard a Bird Sing"... well, my little snowman has two birdie friends! 

02 December 2012

Tic Tac Toe with Robyn's Fetish

Good morning, friends!

A new challenge starts today at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!
I just hope this post goes up as it should, because our company Christmas party is this weekend and we will be staying overnight there! Woo-Hoo! Date night! (-:

So... this is a fun challenge!

Our sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads and our challenge theme is:

Tic Tac Toe!

Here's the board we used:
and here is my project!

I used something from EVERY box on the board!

Here: I'll break it down for you!

1. The Red and Green is pretty obvious. 
The papers are Basic Grey, Nordic Christmas pack
for the red stripes and the snowman liners in the drawers.

2. Embossing: Swirls Cuttlebug folder

3. Green Lace for him to sit on

4.Distressing: I used TH Broken China Distress Ink
for the edges of the Snowman panels and roughed up
the edges of the band around his hat.

5. Christmas punch or Die Cut: the snowman is a Die Cut file from the 
and the drawers are a FREE matchbox file from Birds Cards
I cut out four of them, arranged them on a 5" x 5" base
and this became my base!
I forgot to take a picture with his hat off, 
but he is actually a goodie container
with lots of space for Hershey Kisses! (MMM!!!)

The entire card was created using my EClips die cutting machine!

6. I guess the Poinsettia is pretty obvious too! (-:
I got it from the Dollar Store! (-:

7. I used buttons for the drawer pulls. I sewed them on to little ribbon loops 
and used Glue Dots to attach them over the ric rac.

8. Bow/Ribbon: well, there's ribbon in the drawer pulls 
and also used ribbon for his scarf.

9. Glitter: I used rum punch Glimmer Mist (glitter spray)
for his hat and also on the petals of the poinsettia!


If I can use ALL NINE items on the board, 
I'm SURE you can create any project using 
just the THREE you would need for a Tic Tac Toe!!

Come on over to the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
and show me whatcha got!! (-: