Sunday, November 6, 2011

Grab a Cuppa, 'cause it's a long post.....

Coffee of the Day - Group Therapy (sent to me by Audrey - it's coffee for girlfriends! vanilla, hazelnut, chestnut, & cinnamon. oh gosh, it is tasty! thanks, Audrey!!!)

I'll give you just a moment to go get a topper on your coffee or tea, 'cause this post is gonna be loaded with lots of pix and stuff...... you might want to grab a cookie, too, to give you some energy! tee hee!

Last night over at The Crafter's Cafe, there was a wonderfully fun Digi Day Party. there were games, contests, freebie digi images, and challenges that started. and the chatting, oh my goodness, we talked about EVERYTHING! even zombies! giggles! yep, I started that one.... and it's been discovered you either like 'em or ya don't! all of you know which side of the line I fall on that one. bring 'em on, I say! I even revealed that I have a big zombie poster that hangs on the wall beside my craft table. my friend Paulette, from Create with TLC, has even started up her own group over there, so pop by if you get the chance. She is giving away freebies for every 25 people who join her group.

Anyhow, I have some projects to share for the challenges going on. All images are from The Stamping Boutique and sentis come from Paulette and TLC.

the first challenge was for sparkle and bling. So out came this precious new Smoochie image from Tracey. you are going to see a LOT of these images from me..... I am so in love with them! She is called, 'Blowing Kisses.' paper is My Mind's Eye, trim is from one of my fave Etsy stores, and there is a TON of shimmerz paint and glimmer mist on here. I turned the senti from Create with TLC into a tag, courtesy of a die from PTI.

Kaboodle Doodles - sassy girls
Corrosive Challenges - with a flourish
Crafty Purple Frog - sparkle
Whimsy - monochromatic

the next challenge is to create a gift package of some kind. I am an avid lurker of Mish W.'s blog and am always amazed at the neat things she does with tags and bags. I decided to give one a try myself. you'll see a bunch of these between now and Christmas, as they are both fun and easy to do! I stamped the music bg from A*Muse on the glassine bag, added the shipping tag and die cut tree, and this pretty holly sprig from Tracey. the tree was sprayed with sparkle shimmer spray. lace trim is vintage. little buttons highlight the tree as ornaments. this is the perfect size to fill with a few homemade cookies, candy, or as David wants me to learn to make soap, a nice thick slice of yummy homemade soap! :)

Little Claire's - Christmas
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Sat. - Wrap it Up

the last challenge is to create a project that features a treat - either an image or is actually a treat itself. I had to go with these precious little gingerbread men! again, I took a fun senti from TLC and turned it into tags with the PTI die. it's really easy to do! the gingerbread men were printed onto kraft paper, frosting was painted with white craft ink, and then the edges were outlined with stickles. btw - did you know the bottom of a bottle of stickles could blow out and explode all over the place?! ask me how I know........ and why there are random spots of glitter on these little fellas..... and why I now need to buy a new bottle of stickles! ;) flowers are Prima, papers are Fancy Pants Tradition.

I Dit it - Christmas/Winter
Paper Sundaes - rectangles
Moving Along with the Times - food and drink

my final project is a 'just because I love the Smoochies' card. This is 'Fashionista Smoochie' and the skyline image. senti is TLC again. papers are Basic Grey Olivia and Basic Manilla. the skyline was masked, sprayed with sparkle shimmer spray, and then the edges sponged. I wanted to highlight the city just a bit. grass is cut with a MFT die. little flowers are Prima. sun was made with punches and a Starbucks coffee sleeve. I always save those for fun projects!

Kaboodle Doodles - sassy girls
Quirky Crafts - attitude
2 Sisters - ribbon
Basic Grey - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - more than 2 images
Crafty Ribbons - bingo: ribbons, punches, flowers

thanks for hanging with me. I hope you enjoyed my projects today! :)


Tlc Creations said...

Wow...everything is fabulous~! You are on a your layering...makes the cards so much more fun. And that tag is wonderful....thank you for helping me over at Crafters Cafe and making it such a fun adventure so far.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- you got alot of stamping done- that was some party! I love pink and the first cute card with all of the frilly dtails- I { > !!! And the next three are great too- love the tag and all of the details on your last card- a great scene!

Linby said...

oh this is soooo lovely. Can you tell me where your quote is from please is it TLC? and if so can you give me a clue where it is!
Thanks for re-introducing me to the Stamping Boutique, and Smoochies.

Cazzy said...

Well done on being the first to enter the Quirky challenge with your lovely card.

Cazzy x

Jennifer said...

I just love all your projects! Each one is so unique and your attention to detail is impecable! I love all the buttons you added!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

What a fab selection of great cards! The gingerbread men one os fab, just love the text in the tickets!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous selection of cards!
Love the sweet gingerbread men.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Caro said...

Excellent card and I love that look on her face. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts this week.

mudmaven said...

Wonderful creations Jennifer! So glad to see old teammates come by to visit and play with us again! ~chris

FerrellGraph-x said...

All your projects are fantastic! I especially adore the gingerbreadmen!
Kindest regards,

Giò said...

ohhh!! A lot of lovely cards!!! but the last one is my favorite.... I love the background.
Thanks a lot for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Linda said...

Hi Jennifer,Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with you wonderful gift tag.
I am having a giveaway on my blog I would love to have you join in the fun.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Helen said...

Beautiful tag and I love the different patterns you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

My word, you've been busy! Gorgeous creations :)
Thanks very much for playing along with our Flourish challenge at Corrosive! :D

Jessica said...

Fantastic creations. Thanks for joining in with the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Jxx

sparklingblackrose said...

What fantastic creations! They are all so well thought out :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's this challenge, new one starts Sunday Evening!