Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown- Advent Calender

In keeping with a Holiday Tradition I made a fun advent calender for Christmas.
 I purchased the tray's at a local thrift store. Most of my pieces for the days were using collage sheets, ribbons  and goodies from Alpha Stamps
A close up of the bottom tray. Some of Tim's #'s

All of the pieces were attached to magnets and can be stored along the side or
on the back till the big day arrives!

Another close up of some of the days.

I'm counting the days how about you?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas CCC

In keeping with trying to get my Christmas cards done I decided to do the CCC from Studio L 3 where the challenge is double distress. Stamps from Oxford Impressions Season of Giving plate. If I keep it up just maybe I'll have my cards done by New Years! LOL

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oxford Impression New Release

You ready for some more Holiday fun, How about  jumping on a sled and speeding down that snow covered mountain! Here's a little inspiration to get you going. A little wall hanging I made from an old book cover. The stamps all come from the new plate at Oxford Impressions and right now until Dec 3rd you can save 20% on your entire order, check  here Studio Suzanne to find out how.
I have entered this in the Cheerful Stamp Pad for Decking your halls Challenge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Release- Jane's Countryside

Jane's Countryside is Artistic Outpost homage to Jane Austen, and the tortured romantic tales that she told in her timeless novels, such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. This collection features Edwardian ladies dressed in their finery, original quotes from Jane herself, and a regal manor that could have served as the Austen family home. Coordinating elements include a cameo, key, and a lacey ATC sized background

Need more inspiration? Check out the DT blogs and see all the amazing samples they created with Jane's Countryside.

Lisa Somerville
Gerrie Johnnic
Stephanie Severin
Suzanne Czosek
Judy Hayes
Barbara Washington
                                       Don't forget the big sale going on
From now until November 30th, we're featuring 10% off all rubber stamps, and that's not all! For every $50 you spend, we'll send you a special $10 gift code** (GC valid on purchases January 11 - 31st 2011). Better yet! These gift codes stack! If you spend $100 you will get a $20 certificate, spend $150 get a $30 certificate, you get the idea! Remember, in the US you get free shipping when your order totals $50 ($150 internationally). You can find more information at the  Artistic Outpost Blog

More big News
Theres a change in the December Referral Program, use AO stamps for Home Decor/Ornaments/Gift Ideas). Win a Free set of Stamps!!!! more information on the Artistic Outpost blog

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ready for some Holiday shopping?

I know this is my second post for today but I just couldn't wait to share the new stamps from Oxford Impressions. I combined both new plates for a little Dress forms shop decked out in Christmas finery. Wouldn't you just love to shop at this store? This is a fold out card and can lay flat for shipping. I'm so enjoying playing with these new stamps. I can't wait to show you the rest!! Happy Holidays! and right now you can save 20% on your order. check out Studio Suzanne to find out how!
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and show  since the challenge is show us your distress inks.
I'm also entering this in the challenge  at Gingersnap Creations 

Holiday Marie Part 2

As promised the other three Holiday Marie's ATC's

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Little Marie Magic

I spent the entire weekend crafting in my studio. I made 6 atc's Holiday Marie for an online group I belong to. Here's my three favorites. I'll share the others with you tomorrow. Hope your all getting into the Holiday spirit. I know I am!!!  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Angel fabric bag

Well you know I'm not so good with writing as you can tell from my creative title! LOL. and I haven't gotten anything done for Thanksgiving. I will be making a turkey but no cards were created this year.
I did get a few Christmas things done now. Here's a fabric bag perfect for a gift or to hold all those holiday cards. I made a fabric transfer of angels from a collage sheet at Alpha Stamps stamped the text from the Angels we have heard on high stamp sheet and added A German scrap star burst.
Our snow is falling outside and plan on playing in my studio all day.
Hope you all have a creative day!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Its Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

Some ATC's for an online group I belong to. Vintage Santa is the theme. most of my images came from Alpha Stamps. Is it beginning to look like Christmas where you  live? Were expected to hit in the single digits and snow for 5 days! Hope your all ready. I know I'm going to get started on some of my Christmas cards. Keep those mocha's coming!

I'm also entering these in  Santa Claus is coming to town. Hels Challenge

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Couple Christmas Ornaments

Have you started any Christmas ornaments yet this year?
 I made these two using frames , collage images , Stamps from The Angels we have heard on high sheet and embellishments from Alpha Stamps They have an ornament swap going on.
Theres still time to join in. Just pop over to find out how.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Drawing a new Number

Well its so important to include a way for me to contact you if you win one of my giveaways. I was unable to reach one of my winners. So I just drew a new number using the random # thingy.
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-11-16 18:10:03 UTC

The new winner is Pat Langley.
Congrats Pat  please email me with your address.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Miracle of Plants book is out!!!

Remember awhile back I posted about the children's book I illustrated ? Well its been published and it is available at  Leave it To Us Herbal Products  Just in time for Christmas. Just let her know Lynn sent you if you place an order.

A sweet story about the life of plants and how they contribute to our planet.
Written by Becky Palmer.
A couple of pages from the book. These are the pictures of two page spreads.
But the book is done with text on one side and illustrations on the other.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winners of My two Year Blogaversary!!!

Wow, I'm humbled by all that entered my giveaway and all your sweet comments! Thank you all!!!
I want to especially Thank  those who took it upon themselves to post on there sidebar. Even though it wasn't required !!! you know I can't let a good deed go unnoticed. SO...... For the following who posted I am sending a little RAK to show you how much I appreciate YOU!!!!.

They are:
Terry- From Two Dogs
Helen- Stampinbyh
Sherry Simple blog
UKKA- Ytorawku
Cheryl- Creativecards
JoAnne- Vintage Dragonfly
Shelly- Bungalowbling
Helene- 2amscrapper
Marie -Lost Bird Studio
Mistee jay
Susan- Pieces of Fate
Martina- Stemple-gewerkel
Zoe Chaos
Sharon-Livewire Jewelry
Jude- Craftinternatied
Tiiti-made by Tidi
Jolanda-Jolandascrafty corner.
Now don't you wish you would have posted on your sidebar? LOL
Please email me with your addresses so I can send you your RAK

Now Who's our Winners!!!!
and how it will work. I'm using the random # thing to draw the winners. The first drawn gets first choice of any prize, the second picks next, etc. We have a total of Five Prizes.
A Big Congratulations
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

68 105 187 36 128

Timestamp: 2010-11-13 15:40:58 UTC

First choice #68  Marie- Lost Bird Studio
second choice #105 Francine- Musing Studio
Third #187 Joyce
Fourth #36 Petite Michelle Louise
Fifth #128 Wanda - Pumpkin the Scrapper

If for some reason I can not reach the winner or they don't contact me within 72 hours. I will redraw a new name
Please contact me with your choices and shipping information.
Thank you all for a Great Two Years!!!!

2 Year blogaversary Giveaway! More Added!!!And More again!And Again!!

This post will remain on top until my giveaway. Scroll down for newer posts!

Another piece added to the giveaway. A Christmas Photo book I did on heavy acrylic sheets.
 Theres still a bit of time to enter if you haven't yet. It ends tomorrow morning.
The front cover.

Inside pages have places for those special holiday photos.
Since its acrylic you can see the stamping on both sides.
more pages
The back cover.

Well I can't believe how many comments already so here's a couple more pieces
I'm adding for two more winners.
                A sweet pendant, steampunk style with a amber colored stone and some gears.
                                                        Hangs from a black leather cord.                                                                                

                  A necklace that I made that was published in Stampingtons Belle Amour jewelry
And a Steampunk pin I made.

I can hardly believe I have been blogging for two years! Wow!!! Where does the time go? I also can't believe how many wonderful friends I have met along the way! So its time for a giveaway!!!
With Christmas fast approaching I thought I'd put a little spin on things and include some fun things you can use for the holidays!
A beautiful vintage doll all in red lace! Some vintage lace from a wedding dress, a old Christmas card, vintage fruit!

Some bling of course!

Lots of vintage laces and three bottle brush trees, A cute jar of buttons!

Vintage bingo cards and game pieces of all kinds! some frozen Charlotte dolls, sheet music and more!
some Christmas embellishments and rubber stamps!

So how do you win???? Well just post a comment on this post, That's it! Only once please.
 Anyone can enter. I will ship worldwide. You don't need a blog. but please leave a way for me to contact you if you don't. If you'd like to spread the news thats great but not mandatory.
But there's more
For ever 50 comments I'll be adding more prizes so there will be more winners!
 So go on what have you got to lose?
Contest is open until Saturday Nov. 13th, 8 am MST.
I will post winners that afternoon.

Thank you all for two wonderful years and best of luck!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scarecrow Tag

                  From the newest release at Artistic Outpost the Oz plate. A fabric Scarecrow tag.
I added a few tufts of straw around his neck and hands.
Who can resist this bundle of straw? 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tag Tuesday & CCC

Once again its time for the Tag Tuesday challenge at Kard Krazy and the theme is BINGO. I combined two challenges this week and Linda at Studio L 3 has chosen Tim's Perfect Distress technique. Stop on over and see what all the fun is about. Stamps are from Oxford Impressions.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Christmas Pendents

I made these Christmas Pendants for Alpha Stamps using the new rubber stamp sheet 
 Angels we Have Heard on High.and metal etched the designs into brass and copper. The beads and finding can all be found at Alpha Stamps.

This ones layered with brass and copper and some gorgeous findings.

I really Love how they came out!

I just added the three cuffs that were published recently into my Etsy shop. They can be viewed by clicking on my sidebar.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cheerful Stamp Pad- Leaves

The lovely and talented  Vicki at Cheerful Stamp Pad. has a new challenge going on at her blog. Shes even offering up some blog candy. For my leaves piece I did a container stamped on the side of acetate with the acorns and leaves from I brake for Stamps .The container and velvet flowers comes from Creative Cuts and More. Come join in the fall fun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Industrial Grunge- Studio L 3

Yes I'm back in full swing! I sure have missed everyone! and my second post today is for the CCC at Studio L3 Industrial Grunge.
I did the technique on a chipboard lock and key. Used Stampers Anonymous stamps, Rusty hings and Brushed Corduroy inks and the bavkgound was made with Ten Second Studios gears plate. Added some of Tim's Tape.  Come join in the fun.

I'll be posting my Blogaversary candy later today. I hope you all come back to sign up!

Tag Tuesday

At tag Tuesday  Kard Krazy this week Louise has chosen front and back. Your to have your tag continue onto the back of your tag.

I used Oxford Impressions Season of Giving plate for my tag.

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