Tuesday, November 30, 2010
If you are just getting here, be sure to start on the TGF Blog where there will be ONE official list of hoppers due to the volume of tonight's hop. Be sure to pop in between 7 and 8 pm CST on our PCP page to chat w/ the DT, drink virtual egg-nog and be MERRY with TGF!
For my card today, I'm sharing this adorable Robbie image. I love how happy he looks, and who doesn't love a toasty mug of hot chocolate on a snowy day?! Make sure you snag your Robbie digi stamp tomorrow for sure! I also used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
If you are participating in one of our contests tonight (see below), the THREE categories will be live and posted in the TGF Galleria at 7pm CST tonight. Please place your card in the appropriate category in the galleria NO LATER than 11:00AM CST tomorrow, December 1st. Winners will be drawn tomorrow around NOON CST and posted on the TGF Blog.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
"Let it Snow" (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
"It's a Wrap" (creative ways to use gift wrap on a card)
You may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!
What's more? There are even MORE ways to win! You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting. In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.
So HOP on over to the TGF blog for the complete list of Hoppers and have some holiday fun!!
Stamps: TGF Robbie Hotchocolate digi
Paper: BG Eskimo Kisses dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Coluzzle, felt word, Stickles, CTMH ink, Colorbox chalk ink
Monday, November 29, 2010
I played along with this week's Christmas Card Challenge which was a sketch challenge, and Kraftin' Kimmie's "seeing spots" challenge. These fun EK apoxy stickers I thought fit that bill perfectly.
Enjoy your evening. I'm going over to my parents' for dinner. My brother's best friend, and Army comrade, Kevin, is here visiting on his R&R so Mom is making her famous porkchops! Yum!! So far we've had lots of fun since he arrived on Friday. Only a few more days until he leaves. :( But in April, he and my brother will BOTH be here! :D
Stamps: KK Willard, CTMH Captured Moments
Paper: BG Eskimo Kisses dp, PTI kraft and cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, liquid applique, EK border punch and apoxy stickers, CTMH inks and hemp, Memento ink
Sunday, November 28, 2010
All the gift tags I made for the show were a huge hit! I'm definitely making more for my Etsy....and myself! Here are some close-up shots of each:
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today I'm sharing a new holiday image that Marina came up with. It's another edition of our two little monkey friends! Doesn't Marlene look like she's having fun in the sled?! And she's all dressed up for the occasion. I played off the plaid blanket in the image to use this Jovial paper. I also used my Multiliner to draw in some snow for a background. This image works really well for the FFF sketch challenge today too!
Head on over to the TGF blog for the FFF sketch and some more awesome DT creations!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I'd like to still be in my food coma, but I'm up early and off to work at 4am. No Black Friday for me! Thank goodness grocery stores are pretty quite the day after everyone ate enough for a whole week! Lol!
Stamps: TGF Monkey Sled digi, KK sentiment
Paper: BG Jovial dp, A Muse kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, Stickles, EK punch, CTMH inks, misc. brads
This card is what I sent out to my family and friends for this Thanksgiving holiday. Just a note to share how grateful I am to have them in my life and thank them for their love and support. I'd like to extend this "virual card" to my blogging friends to say thank you for stopping by and showing that you care. Your comments and advice mean a great deal, and I appreciate it very much.
So as you visit family and friends on this festive day, please remember to tell somebody "thank you". It will make both of you feel good and hopefully make you realize that you should say it more often. Also remember to thank a Soldier for their service in making this day possible and safe.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By the time you're reading this, I will "hopfully" be safely at work. We had an Artic blast here in the Seattle area yesterday that really made the roads a mess. First snowfall of the season. Hard to navigate in an area that has loads of hills and overpasses. Thankfully I have all major streets to travel to and from work.
So here are the cards I created for my November Card Class that was the first part of the month. Finally got around to photographing them! Haha! We used the beautiful Olivia paper pack. I had a couple of new customers at this class, so I started off with this simple card:
Then came a masculine card. I'm trying to incorporate more of these....
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here are some close-ups:
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Yep, it has been one year since the characters who reside in Sweet November Land have come out to play and a few of them have gotten all decked out for a grand birthday party today! All of the wonderful SN Gals and Guest Gals, as well as some of the ATS design team have come together to showcase these new cuties with a hop! And you won't want to miss a single blog because not only are the cards super cute and totally inspiring but there are also four birthday candy kits hidden along the way... think of them as fun birthday presents for you to win!
We are kicking things off at the ATS blog where you can find the complete list of everyone's blogs and if you have come here from Lisa's blog, then you're on the right track!
Today I'm introducing you to Darby and her new friend Dazzle! They're have a very fun time helping to celebrate the occasion; Dazzle even "shed some light" on it! Lol! Looks like Darby thinks he's funny! Of course I had to incorporate some orange into my card since it is Amy's favorite color! I used the very beautiful Olivia paper pack from Close To My Heart. Love the color combo and the fun patterns! It went perfectly to add to the "November" feel too! I also used Mercy's Tuesday sketch from this week. Had to tweak it a bit for it to work with my felt word.
Now you're next stop in the hop is to the very talented Kelly Booth! Thank you so much for joining the Sweet November celebration! Here's a list of the blog hop in case you get lost:
Stamps: SNS Darby and Dazzle
Paper: CTMH Olivia L2pp, A Muse kraft, PTI cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, Stickles, CTMH ink and piercing tool, Memento ink, felt word
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here's what I did with the sketch:
I don't do much scrapbooking anymore, so these challenges are a challenge for me too! But, I actually ended up having a lot of fun creating it! I knew I really wanted to us this Bo Bunny Petal Pushers paper I've been sitting on for awhile now. I thought Laurie would be the perfect image to pair with this paper. Now she's sitting all pretty on the Prima!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This card was originally made to play in the Christmas Card Challenge #48 of using candy canes, but since it's Sunday, the new Christmas challenge went up. Thankfully the colors I used still works in this week's inspiration challenge! I also used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch again to play with SCRSC #17.
Stamps: SCRS Candycane Emily, CTMH Snow Flurries
Paper: BG Jovial dp, A Muse kraft, PTI cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, CTMH inks and button, misc. snowflake brad, EK punch, Stickles
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Today I used this adorable Ivy image to create a birthday card for my friend Becky. The sentiment is perfect since we still call each other our Peep! Hee hee! I used my CTMH waxy flax for the challenge element. Waxy flax is just a floss dipped in wax to make it pliable and easy to shape. It's pretty cool stuff. This Sunflower color worked perfect with my DP. I even made the window shutters pop out. Super fun. I used Mercy's sketch for this week.
So head on over to the TGF blog for all the challenge details and some cool inspiration. Here's the list if you want to hop away:
The Critter Crew:
Jenn Royal (you're here!)
Stamps: TGF Ivy digi, sentiment is A Muse
Paper: Oct. Afternoon dp, A Muse kraft, PTI cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, CTMH ink, button, and waxy flax, Stickles
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It will be another family holiday without my brother. He's still serving in Afghanistan in the Army. I feel like I have to cherish these holidays that much more since he's unable to be with us. All the family traditions and stories are always an important part of my life that I hold dear to my heart every Thanksgiving.
My family has a table cloth that we use every Thanksgiving and every year we write on it what we are grateful for. It's a really cool thing to see that table cloth come out at Thanksgiving and read the past entries. It's become a very unique family heirloom.
So don't forget about Thanksgiving and what you are truly grateful for in life.
Stamps: Unity Sept. KOTM, CTMH Say it in Style
Paper: BG Pyrus dp, PTI cs, A Muse kraft
Other: Copics, Memento ink, EK punch, CTMH ink, button, paper piercer, and hemp