Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sunshine Santa

Hey everyone. I am sorry I haven't been around lately. My entire family has been battling the flu other bugs over the past couple weeks. It kinda makes it hard to craft. LOL.

Well it's Thursday and that means it is NEW RELEASE DAY over at Meljen's Designs and boy do we have a release for you. Check out these fabulous images (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images, at the the BRAND NEW Meljen's Shop).

A new release means a NEW CHALLENGE over at Meljen's Designs. This week's challenge is:
(Square, Round or Shaped Cards!)

For my card this week I chose to use Summer Time Santa. I wanted to do something bright and cheery for this fun Santa image. I used a scraps of this great double sided polka-dot paper and I love how well it works. I added some red ribbon to the top and I stamped the Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment directly to the patterned paper. What you (hopefully) can't see is that I actually dropped the stamp when I was done and smeared ink on the card. I was in a state of panic and I (luckily) found these awesome present and flower stickers that perfectly covered up the ink smears. All in all I am pretty happy with my sunny Santa.

Now head on over to the Meljen's Designs DT blog so that you can check out this week's challenge along with all the fabulous DT cards. FYI, the challenge gives you a chance to win free images. Also don't forget to grab this week's FREEBIE while you are there

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time for Lizzie's Birthday Party

A few weeks ago my dear friend, Lizzie asked if I would be a part of her weeklong Birthday Bash on Blogger. Well of course I was going to say YES!!! Seriously, she didn't really have to ask. I am so honored to be a part of this and celebrate her birthday.

The amazing Lizzie is letting us take over her blog for 6 whole days and tell the world how much we adore her. That's so easy to do. The best part is that this is a party with PRESENTS!!!. She is holding a giveaway and boy are her prizes AWESOME.

Now I want to share my card I made for her with all of you. Lizzie is an amazing friend and a unique individual. She has such a zeal for life and she is a true gem. I wanted to make a card to represent her as best as I could. I knew that this Wild Sprout - Ebony image by The Greeting Farm was the perfect image to use for Lizzie. I paired it was a cool sentiment freebie from PaperCrafts Magazine. I used this great double sided paper and then for embellishment I cut out some flowers and leaves and popped them up for dimension.

Now I have a special surprise. In addition to Lizzie's great giveaway, I am also giving something away. I put together a baggie with all the supplies I used to make this card. So one lucky person will get a fun card kit.

I want to thank Lizzie for letting me be a part of this and I want to wish her the MOST AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY EVER.

Check back tomorrow to see what the next party guest has to share with you.