Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whiff of Joy baby card challenge winner

Good morning everyone.  I'd like to thank all of you who particapted in the WOJ baby cards for Alison challenge.  I've heard she has a lot of gorgeous cards for her little baby boy!
It's the 31st and I'm a day late announcing the winner.  Sorry about that!

The random number generator choose the #20
so that means Jane ( has won!!

Congrats Jane!
send me an email with your address and your two stamp choices.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Happy halloweeny!

Eeeek it's that time of the year....Halloween my favorite "holiday"!!!!
I was shopping with my BFF the other day and found the best vintage halloween paper ever!!!  And with the new arrival of Bombshells new Sugar Skulls stamps well I just couldn't resist making yet another pile of halloween cards.  I don't know what I'm going to do with ALL these cards!!

Aren't the skeletons hilarous!!!    I just love'em.  And they come with party hats and martinis!
And I couldn't resist using some of my new vintage buttons from SUINK.
The next card was made using Halloween bits & bites digital stamps from Whimsie Doodles.

Paper Pad-Memory Makers Spook Alley
Stamps-Bombshell Stamps Festive Calaveras
Buttons-Papertrey Ink Summer sun rise
Pumpkins-Whimsie Doodles Bits & Bites

WOJ Sneak Peek

Oh the cutest new designs for Whiff of Joy are coming Oct 31st.  If you love little elves and their whimsical charm your gonna love the new rubber stamps.
I thought I'd dig out my Prisma colouring and Gamsol for this card.  I stamped the image on Kraft cardstock and attached it to a Kraft card.  See I was trying to make a card using as little "supplies" as I could. 

The sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs it says "There's no place like home for the holidays".
Little Elf-Whiff of Joy
Kraft cardstock
Red satin ribbon-fabric store
Colouring Pencils-Prisma
Gamsol-mineral oil

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a charming card for Whiff of Joy!

Well I have another card to show you for Whiff of Joy.  Your gonna love the new winter stamps, they are sweeeeeet!!  There's a new illustrator and her name is Norma Fickel.  Her line of stamps are so cute and whimsical I couldn't wait to get these images inked!

Ok now for an EXTREME is a pick of  the charms from Whiff of Joy.  Isn't it cute???  They have other designs so go check them out!

You have to see the other super fabulous card samples the WOJ DT members made, you'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whiff of Joy sneak peeks

Good morning readers!  Now that I'm guest designer for Whiff of Joy I've been crazy busy!  The new stamps coming out Oct 31st are just fabulous.  The images are sweet and whimsical and just my type of stamp!  I've been hoarding my cards and it's killing me but now I get to show them to you.  So here's my first sneak for today.

I have more Whiff of Joy cards to show you all week! 
Did I mention I ordered my first set of Copics?  Eeek I can't wait to get my hands on them.  I've been making cards and not colouring the images until my markers come! 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's ShortCuts Thursday

that's right it's time to share more of my favorite ShortCuts cards!  Today's card is from waaaay back.  I used ShortCuts frosted card blank to make this card look soft to go with the soft colours of the bird.  You can still see what in inside the card but it's slightly muted by the frosted card.  The bird is paperpieced with a little inking and glitter added. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hope Fights

Happy hump day everyone!!!  Today I'm sharing my card for a new project that's started over at Whimsie Doodles.  As you know October is Breast Cancer month and Whimsie Doodles are giving away a free digi in honour of this.  Her name is Hope Fights and here is my card using her.

If you like Hope go and get her here, you only have until Friday to get her for free, after that it will cost you but all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer research.  Whimsie Doodles is also hosting a challenge using Hope so if you make something with her share it here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Snow Anya Part Two

Here are my last two cards using the same Anya image from The Greeting Farm.  I love this image!  I couldn't stop making cards of her.  As you can see I use the same DP and snowflakes for these cards as I did for yesterday's cards.  I started making these snowflakes and couldn't stop!!  Did you see the new Build a snowflake series from Spellbinders!! Eeeek they are CUUUUUTE!!

Snow Anya-The Greeting Farm
Snowflakes and Pendant-Spellbinders
Red Pearls-Doodle Bug

Monday, October 19, 2009

Snow Anya

Good morning fellow stampers and crafty peps!  I've had some cards I had to keep secret until they were posted at TGF and since the newsletter has been released I can now show you the cards I made for it.  It was killing me to have to hoard them away!

I didn't have a big snowflake punch or die so I used a Spellbinders Pendant die for the largest part of the snowflake.  I thought it would make a different looking flake all swirly and girly.
Can you tell I have a new border punch?
It's Martha Stewart's Icicle border punch.
The Greeting Farm's Anya
Spellbinders Snowflakes and Pendant

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I made my own brad today!

I am a lucky girl.  I have the new iTop brad maker and I couldn't wait to make brads!  And with the new adorable Whiff of Joy santa's I knew exactly what kind of brad to make. 
The background paper in this card has little bears and dolls throughout it. 
So I made a couple of cards and with the scraps I made some brads.

Isn't Santa CUTE!! Whiff of Joy have 5 new Santa images, this one is called "Santa reading list" and there's "Santa baking", "Santa with snack", "Santa with gifts" and "Quiet Santa".
Here's a close up of the brad I made.

If you want to know exatly how I made a brad with the iTop here's a tutorial,click on the image and save it or print it out.

Stop by Whiff of Joy to see the new winter releases and their gallery full of gorgeous cards.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Goooood Morning readers.   I have a free digi to give away this moring to one of the Whimsie Doodles readers.  I'm so thrilled you all like my card.  This morning there was frost on my car windows, hummm I guess I better dig out my skates!

OK so here is the winner of "Skates for Christmas".
Enter a number:

I want a number between 1 and…44
Jeanne said...

Oh such a gorgeous card!! TFS
please email to get your prize.

Thank you everyone who took the time to hop along with us!

2 "sweet' cards

Here's my attempt at making a card without an image.  Sentiment only, well with embellishments! Ha!  The sentiment is from Whimsie Doodles, it's a digital stamp I just print out and cut however I want to.  The good thing about digital stamps is I never make a mistake, or get ink on my hands!

This card is one of my favorites.  I used the fabulous clear card from ShortCuts.  I love using clear cards because it lets me focus on particular elements basically with noting!  I mean the rest of the background is clear so it maximizes the card front with minum visual clutter. 

Kissmas Ginger digital stamp-Whimsie Doodles
Sweet Sentiments-Whimsie Doodles
Clear card-ShortCuts

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Whimsie Doodles Blog Hop

Are you ready to BLOG HOP?????
(Insert crowd roaring and loud music here)
This is our first blog hop at Whimsie Doodles, and we are so excited! This is going to be a fiesta of fun and prizes… in fact, it’s going to be so good, we’re sure you’ll be asking us when we can do it again!

Here is a new card I made using my favorite digi from Whimsie Doodles. It's a brand new stamp that's available today called Skates for Christmas. 

Incase your wondering why this image is my favorite because it reminds me of the days as a teenager when I would spend my saturdays skating at the local rink with all my friends.  I remember putting on these skates and wishing my toes wouldn't freeze! Off we would go my friends and I skating and laughing as Elvis Presley's Calendar Girl played in the background, it was always the same music year after year.  Skating was never complete until we had our yummy cup of hotchocolate.  Everytime I hear calendar girl now I suddenly crave hot chocolate! Ha!

Ok back to the hop.
Your first stop on the hop is Donna’s blog!  If your here from Kelly's blog then it's time to hop on over to Nicole's Blog.
In case you get lost along the way, here is the order (and yes, it is alphabetical!):
Melyssa-you are here
Whimsie Doodles

Be sure to come back here to the Whimsie Doodles blog and let us know that you’ve made the rounds! Once you leave us a comment and let us know that you have visited everyone, you will be entered in the BIG KAHUNA of all blog hop give-aways….read it slowly…breathe deeply….take it all in…. Melyssa is giving one lucky blog hopper one of every single stamp in the Whimsie Doodles store!

Don't forget to leave a comment, someone will win the Skate's for Christmas digi stamp.  You'll know in the morning who won.

ShortCuts Thursday

Well it's that time of the week to show you some of my favorite ShortCuts cards.  These cards are from July.  This first card is my favorite becuse it was the first time I tried to make what I call "clusters" on a card  ( a little grouping of elements as the focus).

I find making masculin cards a little difficult.  So when I finished this card I was so proud that I managed to keep it boyish.

I'm pretty sure this card was my first attempt at creating a samp background on a clear card.  I stamped various stars and added clear jems all flowing towards the bottom of the card drawing your attention to the sentiment.

So you love clear cards yet??  I know they are my favorite to make.
Start having some fun with clear cards today... stop by ShortCuts, they are having a sale!! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweetest holiday

I may end up with another one sheet wonder with my new favorite christmas colours and the adorable new christmas Santa's from Whiff of Joy.  Isn't this santa cute with his cookies and milk? LOVE him!!!  Santa's face is so sweet and he's just munching away on his cookie.

Cosmo Cricket and Kaiser DP
Spellbinders Snowflake
Whimsie Doodles Sentiment
CTMH pearls

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sweet Thoughts

This is my first post as a Guest Design Team member for Whiff of Joy.  Cosmo Cricket's new pallet of pink and teal is gorgeous for christmas this year.  I know it's the middle of Oct and I'm talking christmas cards.  I hope you like today's sample.  Have I told you I'm a lucky girl!  You see my husband believe's I have a Santa Fetish and well maybe I kinda sorta do since most of my christmas decorations contain a Santa in one form or another.  Well as the GDT of Whiff of Joy I was sent 5 Santa images!!  Every image is gorgeous and full of details. 

Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Kaiser (pink DP)
Whimsie Doodles sentiment
Watercolour Pencils

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jolly good

I put Santa in a snowglobe!  Isn't he cute??  This is Quiet Santa from Whiff of Joy. 

Whiff of Joy Quiet Santa
Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Spellbinders Snowflakes
Whismie Doodles Snowglobe card shape

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby boy card request

Whiff of Joy's wonderful illustrator Alison Acton is awaiting the birth of her first child (Sam, a boy) next friday (16. October). I guess you can imagine what an exciting time she is going through.

To honour this special event, Whiff of Joy would love to flood Alison and her husband Jim with baby cards.

So this request is going out to all my readers,  help me out and to send her a "Welcome little Baby" card. And there is also something to win :)

Just write me an email ( )and I will send you her adress 
Leave a comment under this post as soon as you shipped your card
• You have until October 23rd
• I will announce the winner on October 30th. This way the cards will have enough time to arrive :)
• a random number draw a winner from those who sent a card and Whiff of Joy will send you two images of your choice
That's right TWO Whiff of Joy images of YOUR choice

Thursday, October 8, 2009

ShortCuts Thursday

Wow where oh where is the week going?  While being a DT member for ShortCuts I was able to create projects with windows or clear packages and today I'm sharing my favorite 3D ShortCuts project.  The reason this is my favorite is well it was my first clear box and I was really surprised how easy it was to make.  But most of all it's because my son jumped in on the project with me.  See the yummy cupcake inside?  Well that was his creation.  After I finished the box we went into the kitchen to make cupcakes, after all what's a cupcake box without the cupcake! ha!
So this project was a family adventure.
Ta ta for now!

Check out the ShortCuts blog for a  discount on their products.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Memory Makers

I'm a Featured page idea for  Memory Makers for my digital page!!!
 here's the link
I almost forgot about it!
If your on the home page my layout is there on the right!  How cool is that???  Me featured??

TGF christmas card

I found some christmas papers at my LSS and for some reason I just had to have'em!!  I know I have to have everything I see but this is different.  No really it see the christmas trees in the background of the card?  Well that's the paper I had to buy, only I don't really know why because as I only shop for paper for cards I tend to stay away from large prints and although the trees aren't "big" they are still to busy for my tasts, atleast that's what I think and here it is going against my grain!  I was mesmerized by the trees, I  just loved the trees.  And I used the paper so now I justified my purchase. 
Miss Anya-The Greeting Farm
Tree paper-BoBunny (I think)
Icicle border punch-Martha Stewart
Snowflake-Spellbinder Pendant

Friday, October 2, 2009

Integrity's One Sheet Cards

Here is a pick of this weeks cards together.
If you want to know the measurements I used to make these cards I've created a template of the pattern paper pieces you'll need.  It does not include cardstock or mats.
This template is for 1 sheet of 12x12 Double sided paper.
Just cut the measurements provided and flip some over.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

ShortCuts thursday

Today were going back in time with ShortCuts to show you some oldies but goodies!  I started at the beginning of my ShortCuts DT career and picked my favorite projects.  So are samples you would have found on my blog waaaaaay back in January.  The first is a Gift Card Holder except mine is anything BUT a holder containing a gift card.  It actually holds little coupons for a child.  I picked this project because I love the "compartments' that I can decorate in this folder.  Plus I love the bright bold colours.  (Something I tend to stay away from).

The second sample is a card I made using a Clear card.  It was love at first sight when it came to ShortCuts clear cards!!  I'll never be the same again! hehe.  I was brave back then, looking at the stitching I can't believe how straight it was!  I also cut circles from a Frosted  sheet to make bubbles.  So I actually used 2 products in one card, I was so pleased with myself.  Hahahah I'm to easy!!

What's up with ShortCuts??  Well check out their blog announcement here.

Inktegrity Going Places Cards

Here are two more cards in the series of 4.  Same paper different cards.  I used the Going Places series "High there" and "On the right track" from Inktegrity to make these cards. Aren't the train and plane cute!!!  They are so easy to use and fun to play with.  I also added glitter to the images even though you can't see it in these photos.

Don't forget to stop by tommorrow for the template for using 1 sheet to make all 4 cards.