Saturday, December 4, 2010

Allie and Percy on Sled

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop starting which started at The Stamping Bazaar Blog - check it out for prize details! I made this card using Allie & Percy on Sled from The Stamping Bazaar created by Marina Neira. This one and all the other images will be released on December 6th! Its always fun to be first on the hop and your next stop is the very talented duet Emma & Susan!


All 5 new Christmas digis will be going for sale on Monday, December 6th, at 12:00AM EST. There are also giveaways! Everyone who comments on this post has a chance to win today's digi, and the chances are greater if they comment on every DT member's blog post. At the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of all five (5) digis! Here's the blog hop:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Holiday Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Allie and Percy on Sled (TSB)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Scalloped Circle
Copic Colors:
-dogs: E50, E51, E53, R20, R22, E04, C7, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: R22, R24, R29, R39, G24, G28, R46, C1, C3
-sled: E55, E57, E59, Y32, Y35, C1, C3, C5, G24, G28, R46, R22, R24, R29, R39

Did you know? Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game first published in 1974 and is widely regarded as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry. D&D departs from traditional wargaming and assigns each player a specific character to play instead of a military formation. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while also maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur.
[Dungeons & Dragons, Wikipedia.org]

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bikkie's Snowman

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop starting which started at The Stamping Bazaar Blog - check it out for prize details! I made this card using Bikkie's Snowman from The Stamping Bazaar created by Marina Neira. This one and all the other images will be released on December 6th! Its always fun to be first on the hop and your next stop is the very talented duet Emma & Susan!


All 5 new Christmas digis will be going for sale on Monday, December 6th, at 12:00AM EST. There are also giveaways! Everyone who comments on this post has a chance to win today's digi, and the chances are greater if they comment on every DT member's blog post. At the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of all five (5) digis! Here's the blog hop:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Holiday Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Bikkie's Snowman (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-bikkie: E04, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, E79
-bird: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, YR14
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, V12, V15, V17, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, G20, G21, G24, G28
-other: B000, B02

Did you know? Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse, humanitarian and spy. She is celebrated for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She is well-known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough." Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved". Cavell was also an influential pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium.
[Cavell Van, Wikipedia.org]

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Marvin with Candy Cane

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop starting which started at The Stamping Bazaar Blog - check it out for prize details! I made this card using Marvin with Candy Cane from The Stamping Bazaar created by Marina Neira. This one and all the other images will be released on December 6th! Its always fun to be first on the hop and your next stop is the very talented duet Emma & Susan!


All 5 new Christmas digis will be going for sale on Monday, December 6th, at 12:00AM EST. There are also giveaways! Everyone who comments on this post has a chance to win today's digi, and the chances are greater if they comment on every DT member's blog post. At the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of all five (5) digis! Here's the blog hop:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Holiday Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Marvin with Candy Cane (TSB)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-bat: E41, E42, E43, E04, R21
-other: C1, C3, Y21, Y19, BG93, BG96, R20, R22, R24, R29, R59

Did you know? In its early form, the candy cane began as a simple white stick of sugar for children to enjoy - there was no "cane" shape or stripes to speak of. These sticks were made by confectioners who had to pull, cut, twist, and (in later years) bend the sugar sticks by hand, making it a time-intensive process. Candy cane production had to be done locally, since they were easily damaged and vulnerable to moisture.
[Candy Cane, Wikipedia.org]

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tangled Jude

I made this card for the 3rd Day of Christmas challenge! The challenge is to incorporate a creepy Christmas tree with any Simply Betty Stamps image; I used Tangled Jude. He's been paired up with Christmas Mice from Elizabeth O Dulemba and even though it's on the cutsie side... thinking about rodents on my Christmas tree would be very creepy! (Especially if they were singing! Ha!)


Challenge: Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #58 (use a tree)
Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - 12 Days of Christmas
Main Stamp: Jude and his Shenanigan Crew Tangled Jude (SBS) and Christmas Mice (EOD)
Patterned Paper: The Christmas Combo (DCWV)
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge
Copic Colors:
E00, E11, E55, E57, E59, T0, C1, C3, C5, YR21, YR23, YR24, R35, R37, R39, B91, B93, B97, B95, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E04

Did you know? The origin of the Christmas Tree is obscured by uncertainties of oral history from pre-literate European cultures. However, according to Christian lore, the Christmas tree is associated with St Boniface and the German town of Geismar. Sometime in St Boniface's lifetime (c. 672-754) he cut down the tree of Thor in order to disprove the legitimacy of the Norse gods to the local German tribe. St. Boniface saw a fir tree growing in the roots of the old oak. Taking this as a sign of the Christian faith, he said "...let Christ be at the center of your households..." using the fir tree as a symbol of Christianity.
On the 3rd Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me... festive little mice.

Josie with Pinecone

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop starting which started at The Stamping Bazaar Blog - check it out for prize details! I made this card using Josie with Pinecone from The Stamping Bazaar created by Marina Neira. This one and all the other images will be released on December 6th! Its always fun to be first on the hop and your next stop is the very talented duet Emma & Susan!


All 5 new Christmas digis will be going for sale on Monday, December 6th, at 12:00AM EST. There are also giveaways! Everyone who comments on this post has a chance to win today's digi, and the chances are greater if they comment on every DT member's blog post. At the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of all five (5) digis! Here's the blog hop:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Holiday Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Josie with Pinecone (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME)
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Embossing Folders Plaid & Snowflakes Set
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-kitty: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: E47, E57, E59, YG997, YG95, R12, R14, R17, C1, C3, Y32, Y35

Did you know? The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Southeast Asia, and is said to be descended from the sacred temple cats of Siam (now Thailand). Today there are over a dozen breeds derived from the Siamese.
[Siamese (Cat), Wikipedia.org]

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Susie's First Snow

Welcome to the beginning of a five day Holiday Blog Hop starting which started at The Stamping Bazaar Blog - check it out for prize details! I made this card using Susie's First Snow from The Stamping Bazaar created by Marina Neira. This one and all the other images will be released on December 6th! Its always fun to be first on the hop and your next stop is the very talented duet Emma & Susan!


All 5 new Christmas digis will be going for sale on Monday, December 6th, at 12:00AM EST. There are also giveaways! Everyone who comments on this post has a chance to win today's digi, and the chances are greater if they comment on every DT member's blog post. At the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win the entire set of all five (5) digis! Here's the blog hop:

Barbara {me}

...and then it's back to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


DT Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar - Holiday Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Susie's First Snow (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
Copic Colors:
-susie: E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, E04
-clothes: R20, R21, R22, G24, C3, C7
-other: B000

Did you know? The British tomb of The Unknown Warrior holds an unidentified British soldier killed on a European battlefield during the First World War. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 November 1920, simultaneously with a similar interment of a French unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in France, making both tombs the first to honor the unknown dead of the First World War.
[The Unknown Warrior, Wikipedia.org]

Sweet Tooth

Welcome to my corner of the Hoppin' into the Holidays Blog Hop featuring two adorable monkeys for the "Holiday Treats" category. I made this card using Sweet Tooth and imagine them sharing a nice hot chocolate! These images are drawn by Marina Neira!

ALL THREE CATEGORIES!!
Don't miss your chance to comment - I've participated in all three categories of the holiday blog hop so and you can visit each one listed on my blog... just click here or scroll down for the other two posts. ;D
Sweet Anya in "Santa, Baby"
Darling Sisters in "Let it Snow"
and Sweet Tooth in "Holiday Treats".


Blog Hop: The Greeting Farm - Hoppin' into the Holidays
Main Stamp: Sweet Tooth (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Mitten Weather (CC)
Copic Colors:
-monkeys: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R20, R21
-clothes: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, BG93, BG96, BG99, W1, W3, W5
-other: W1, W2, E50, E51, E57, E59, R32, R37, R39

Did you know? In Harry Potter, Diagon Alley (a play on the word "diagonally") is a fictional High street located in London. If a wizard or witch needs something, chances are that it can be found in Diagon Alley. The DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets includes a video "guided tour" of Diagon Alley, apparently shot on the original film sets.
[Places in Harrry Potter, Wikipedia.org]

Sweet Anya

Welcome to my corner of the Hoppin' into the Holidays Blog Hop featuring Sweet Anya for the "Santa, Baby" category. I couldn't resist using this sweetie and found this fun Santa paper use to as a backdrop! Check out my other entries as I've participated in all three categories. ;D

ALL THREE CATEGORIES!!
Don't miss your chance to comment - I've participated in all three categories of the holiday blog hop so and you can visit each one listed on my blog... just click here or scroll up/down for the other two posts. ;D
Sweet Anya in "Santa, Baby"
Darling Sisters in "Let it Snow"
and Sweet Tooth in "Holiday Treats".


Blog Hop: The Greeting Farm - Hoppin' into the Holidays
Main Stamp: Sweet Anya (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E41
-clothes: 0, C1, B91, B93, R32, R35, R37, R39

Did you know? In Harry Potter, The ride on the Hogwarts Express starts from King's Cross railway station platform 9¾ and is reached by walking through the barrier between platforms 9 and 10. Rowling discovered after the books were published that she had confused the layout of King's Cross since there is no platform. To solve this, the filmmakers re-numbered platforms 4 and 5 for the duration of filming. Today, an area in King's Cross Station has been decorated with a cast iron ‘Platform 9¾’ sign, complete with a luggage trolley ‘stuck’ halfway through the wall as tribute to the book.
[Places in Harry Potter, Wikipedia.org]

Darling Sisters

Welcome to my corner of the Hoppin' into the Holidays Blog Hop where I used one the Darling Sisters stamp for the "Let it Snow" category. This is a simple layout but works well to bring out the pattern paper and decorative die! "Almost" makes me wish for snow this winter. :D

ALL THREE CATEGORIES!!
Don't miss your chance to comment - I've participated in all three categories of the holiday blog hop so and you can visit each one listed on my blog... just click here or scroll up for the other two posts. ;D
Sweet Anya in "Santa, Baby"
Darling Sisters in "Let it Snow"
and Sweet Tooth in "Holiday Treats".


Blog Hop: The Greeting Farm - Hoppin' into the Holidays
Main Stamp: Darling Sisters (TGF)
Patterned Paper: In Winter Wonderland (Martha Stewart)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E15, E04
-hair: W4, W6, W8
-clothes: W00, W2, B000, B52

Did you know? Grand Central Terminal (GCT), often referred to as Grand Central Station, is a terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44 platforms on two levels with the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.
[Grand Central Terminal, Wikipedia.org]

Tristan

I made this card using Tristan from Simply Betty Stamps for the 2nd Day of Christmas Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or project inspirational by Grinch. If Grinch can still Christmas from his neighbors... then I thought Tristan could still it too. Besides, the neighbor's yard is just too festive for November!


Here's the details of the Christmas Elves House by Make it Crafty before it was covered. Just ignore the red splotch in the corner... it started out as a drip that I tried to disguise and finally cover it. And for the Thomas Kinkade fans... every light has been turned on!


Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - 12 Days of Christmas
Main Stamp: Punky Teens Christmas Tristan (SBS) and Christmas Elves House (MiC)
Patterned Paper: The Christmas Mix (DCWV)
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge
Copic Colors:
E00, E11, E31, E35, E39, E57, E59, W1, W3, W5, W6, W8, B91, B93, B95, R222, R24, R28, R89, G12, G14, YG93, YG95, YG99, Y32, Y35, Y38, T0, T2, B000, B0000, 0

Did you know? The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss and first appeared in the 1957 children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The devious, anti-holiday spirit of the character has led to the name "Grinch" becoming a term used to describe a person opposed to Christmastime celebrations or to someone with a coarse, greedy attitude.
[Grinch, Wikipedia.org]

On the 2nd Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me... Tristan stealing trees.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Reading Pirate

This week I'm hosting the challenge at Lollipop Crafts and the theme is to create a card or project inspired by book! I created this card using a pirate image from Elizabeth O Dulemba's coloring pages which she created for Talk Like a Pirate Day. It's such a fun image!

PRIZES!! Have you had your eye on one of my cards? Then don't miss out on this challenge for a chance to win any 3 of my cards in stock! Plus, don't forget about my current Blog Candy which features a cute holiday image from Whiff of Joy!


DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #17
Main Stamp: Talk Like a Pirate Day 2009 Reading Pirate (EOD)
Patterned Paper: The Green Stack (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E00, E11, E55, E57, E59
-clothes: C1, C3, Y35, W8, R35, R37, R39, BG72, BG75, BG78
-mouse: R20, W1, W3, W5
-bird: R35, R37, R39, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR14, YR18, BV23, BV25
-other: B000, B91, B93, E42, E43, E44, W000, W1

Did you know? International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed 19 September each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. According to Summers, the day is the only holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. He has stated that during a racquetball game between Summers and Baur, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of "Aaarrr!", and the idea was born. That game took place on June 6, 1995, but out of respect for the observance of D-Day, they chose Summers' ex-wife's birthday, as it would be easy for him to remember.
[International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Wikipedia.org]

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shy Sammy

This weeks' challenge at The Stamping Bazaar gives us another wonderful sketch to work with. For this card I used Shy Sammy and colored him using a feathered fur technique. Be sure to check in on Wednesday for five days of new digis!


DT
Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #6
Main Stamp: Shy Sammy (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles & Small Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-hair: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: R20, R22, G21, G24, G28

Did you know? Corduroy is a textile composed of twisted fibers that, when woven, lie parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloth's distinct pattern, a "cord." Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel (bare to the base fabric) between the tufts. Corduroy is, in essence, a ridged form of velvet.
[Corduroy, Wikipedia.org]

Kitty Among Presents

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 1st, The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop kicks off: five days of reveals leading up to a 5 digi release on Monday, December 6th!

There will be lots of chances to win during this hop... each day, be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win that day's featured digi. And at the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen to win all five Christmas blog hop digis! So don't forget --be sure to mark your calendars and be here next week on Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00am EST!

Currently available, I made this card using Kitty Among Presents from The Stamping Bazaar designed by Marina Neira.


Main Stamp: Kitty Among Presents (TSB)
Patterned Paper: BW Evergreen (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Rectangles
Copic Colors:
-kitty: YR21, YR23, YR24, G20, G24, G28
-other: Y35, R24, R29, R89, C1, C3, G20, G24, G28

Did you know? In physics, all magnets have two poles that are distinguished by the direction of the magnetic flux. Based on the early use of magnets in compasses they were named the "north pole" (or more explicitly "north-seeking pole"), "N", and the "south pole" (or "south-seeking pole"), "S". Because opposite poles attract, the Earth's North Magnetic Pole is therefore, by this definition, physically a magnetic field south pole. Conversely, the Earth's South Magnetic Pole is physically a magnetic field north pole.
[North Magnetic Pole, Wikipedia.org]