Monday, November 29, 2010

Karen's Doodles new challenge and BLOG HOP!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 29, 2010 26 stamps of approval
Hey Hey Hey!!  Are you having fun hopping along with the Karen's Doodles Team today?

Our challenge for you is an easy one this week - I know we all love sketches, so let's get to it!

Here's the card that I've made using our sketch and one of the new Holiday images from Karen's Doodles - this is Carolers, they are so cute!

and here's the sketch for you to use

Karen's Doodles is hosting a blog hop today along with our weekly challenge. Visit each team member's blog and collect the letters.  Once you get all the letters, unscramble them to reveal the 2 word phrase; return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer.  A grand prize winner of a $20 gift certificate will be chosen from all the correct answers, in addition to our 3 weekly challenge winners.  We will also be awarding random prizes of digi images chosen from the people who comment on each member's blog.  If you arrived here from Anne, you are on the right track. If not, start at the Challenge blog for a list of the DT members in hop order.

Here's my letter:

From here you'll want to head over to Dorte's blog for a visit - don't forget to comment!

Have fun and good luck on winning our awesome prizes!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #87

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1 stamps of approval
It's time for another awesome challenge and some prizes from Stamptacular Sunday!

This week's challenge is…
“FALL”ing For You!
For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project all about LOVE using only FALL COLORS! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!
My card uses one of the super cute images from Meljen's Designs - this is Kitty Cat Love and I thought it was perfect for this challenge!

Our sponsors this week are (as always) AMAZING!

BARB; a former Stamptacular DT Member!

So be sure to play along with us this week!  2 great prizes up for grabs!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Karen's Doodles New Challenge!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 22, 2010 5 stamps of approval
I've got a quick post for you today as I am heading out of town for the week to spend time with my parents for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Karen's Doodles new challenge for this week is to use more than 1 Karen's Doodles images on your card or project.

I've created a tri-fold card, using Bigsby's Gift and Herbert Christmas

Such a super fun challenge, I hope you can play along!

Have Fun!

I'm off to brave the snow and hope that the roads are good!  I've checked all the reports and I think as soon as I get out of the housing area, I should be good!  

Be safe, everyone!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #86

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 21, 2010 2 stamps of approval
It's a brand new challenge at Stampatcular Sunday today!

This weeks challenge is called
"A time for GIVING"
and we challenge you to create a GIFT!  

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

with a generous offer of a super cute Magnolia stamp!
(Thank You!)

Here's my gift - which is actually a gift card holder made from a espresso stand coffee cozy!  It comes complete with a gift card so that the giftee can enjoy a yummy coffee!  These are so fun to make, and I have to thank my Mom for sharing the idea recently at our annual Crafty Girls Weekend at the beach.  We all had a great time making these (and lots of other crafts) and I am looking forward to gifting this very soon!

I hope you get a chance to play along with the Stamptacular gals this week!  There are some really great gifts on display, you should visit the team and see what they all have to share if you have time.

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you love what you see - I love your comments and they all make me smile :O)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #34

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 0 stamps of approval
We're all sparkley and shiney this week at Meljen's Designs and we want you to be, too!

Come along and play with us for a chance to win 3 free digi images from the Meljen's Designs corner at Whimsy Stamps!

There are even new release images to choose from in the shop today!  Whoo Hoo!!!

Here's a card that I made using one of those new release images.  This is Santa's Jolly Smile - isn't he the cutest Santa you've ever seen?  I really do love this guys smile!

To get all sparkley, I've got a ton of glitter on that pretty red flower and I even added some cute little rhinestones - aaaaaand - there is glitter ALL over Santa, too!!

Here is a photo of the full release that just came out today
Meljens Designs November 18th Release Display
So many cute images to choose from!!

Come play along with us this week!  You could be our lucky random winner and get 3 free images or you could be selected as one of our Top 5 and get a nice, shiny badge to display on your blog! 

Have Fun!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meljen's Special Release!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1 stamps of approval
Here is a card that I made with the special release images from Meljen's Designs today!

If you would like more information about the special release or the CONTEST that goes along with it, either scroll down to my previous post or check out the Meljen's Challenge blog.

I've used Bucket of Worms and the matching word art - both of which are available at Whimsy Stamps.
These images are so cute!

I've also used the sketch from The Corrosive Challenge blog this week.

We're hungry at Meljen's!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4 stamps of approval
I'd like to bring special attention to a very important Meljen's Designs release!
Melissa - the heart and soul behind Meljen's Designs - lost her Dad, Keith Smith, one year ago today.  Melissa we are all so very sorry for your loss!  In honor of her Dad, who was an avid fisherman, she has created a special set of images to share with you.
Meljens Designs November 16th Special Release Display
These are just so cute and fun!  Each of these new, special images can be purchased in the Meljen's shop at Whimsy Stamps.

Please take a moment today to hug your loved ones, remember those that have passed and treasure those that are with us.  Life is short and time passes so quickly!

The Meljen's Design team has created some amazing cards to share with you using this special release - some have been posted on the challenge blog today, most are on the DT members blogs and more will be posted on Thursday with the new challenge.  I hope you get a chance to visit the team and leave them some love.

Melissa is offering up a Freebie of the FISHER MOOSE as a prize in 2 contests - there will be a Facebook announcement later today and there is an announcement on the challenge blog now.  If you leave a comment on Facebook and/or the challenge blog sharing a memory of a loved one, you will be entered in a random drawing.  If you comment on both Facebook and the blog, you have 2 chances to win!
Good Luck!!


Did you see this weeks challenge at Meljen's Designs
It's all about FOOD!!
A perfect challenge to go along with the super cute release this week!

I've had a chance to play around with Pumpkin Pie Slice and I came up with this simple card, showcasing the yummy image!

I just love pumpkin pie... but... there isn't nearly enough whip cream on this slice - Melissa??  Pass the whip cream please?  LOL!!

I hope you can play along in our TASTY challenge this week!! There's only a couple of more days to get your entries in!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges as well:
Fresh Brewed - 2 or more patterned papers
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Little Red Wagon - 3 of something (I've got 3 each in my jewel sets)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Keep it Simple

Monday, November 15, 2010

Karen's Doodles - Make a Gift!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 15, 2010 3 stamps of approval
Hi there!

This weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles is to create a gift box of some sort!

I've made a simple but oh-so-cute popcorn box that I will definitely be making again!!  This was so easy and so fun!  Simple measurements around your bag of popcorn and you're set!

I used the Movie Date image and a cute ticket sentiment that I found as a freebie somewhere in the blogosphere.

I hope you can play along with us this week - don't forget to use your Karen's Doodles image!

The other gals on the design team have some amazing gift boxes to share with you, so be sure to go check them out!

Anne - Annita - Chris - Dorte - Gini - Gro - Joey - Kelly
 Lori - Nancy - Peri - Sandy - Tanja - Tracy - Zoe

As always, we have prizes to be won!  Check out the Karen's Doodles Challenge blog for all the details!
Have Fun!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #85

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 14, 2010 2 stamps of approval
I have a fun card to share with you today for our 85th challenge at Stamptacular Sunday (WoW!  85, really?  That's just awesome!!)

Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things
Offering up a $25 gift certificate to our random winner!

I've used a new My Favorite Things image on my card today and even though this card came together very quickly and is quite simple - I really like how it turned out!!

Image: Latte Ala Mode - MFT

Monday, November 8, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #36

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 08, 2010 7 stamps of approval
It's time for another fun challenge at Karen's Doodles!

This week, we challenge you to make a Christmas card using only Black and White!  Of course, you may use other colors on your image, but not anywhere else!!

This challenge is harder than it sounds!!  I really wanted to do a bright red ribbon and some red rhinestones... and I wanted to highlight the embossing by coloring some of those ornaments... but, I like this card, it really makes Bigsby stand out and the card really is all about him, isn't it?

I hope you get to play along this week!!

I've used the sketch at Stamp Something this week for their challenge.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #84

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 07, 2010 1 stamps of approval
Happy Sunday Stampers!

Wow- do we have a FUN challenge for you this week!  :O)

This week's challenge is called…
For this weeks challenge you will choose ONE of the projects created this week by ONE of the Stamptacular Design Team members and create a card or project using it as your inspiration! Please be sure to mention which DT member inspired you in your post and why! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!
For my project, I've done a card with some new (new-to-me) folds and a new ribbon tie idea that I found while surfing the blogosphere.

I've also used a couple of Meljen's Designs images because they are sponsoring Stamptacular Sunday this week!  You've got a chance to win 4 free digital images if you play along!

Or, you could win an adorable Magnolia stamp from our very own teammate, Marianne!

So, come on, play along with us!  I'd love to see if you chose me for your inspiration!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crafty Creations - Starring Meljen's Designs

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3 stamps of approval
Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the awesome Crafty Creations challenge blog this week and a few of the Meljen's Design Team were invited to join in as Guest Designers!  

What a THRILL to be able to join these talented girls and showcase Melissa's beautiful images!

In addition to myself, my good buddy Jess is a guest this week and my new friend, Melissa is part of the oh-so-talented Crafty Creations Design Team!  Go check them out!

The challenge theme is Fables and Fairy Tales - which really couldn't be a be a better theme for Meljen's!  There are SO many super cute images that could be used for this challenge!

I've chosen Woodland Fairy and I've dressed her up in Cinderella style, since she is my little Princess' favorite!  Also thinking of my sweet Emily, I've used a whole sheet of glittery paper!  Yes, I gave this card to her and she loves it!  "It's beeeeeeeeautiful, Mommy!"

I hope you can play along at Crafty Creations this week - and if you use a Meljen's Designs image, we'd love to see it!!  I'll be checking in to see your entries!  If you don't have any Meljen's Designs yet - PLAY ALONG!!  You could win FOUR free images!

But... You can't WIN it if you're not IN it!!  So come on!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Karen's Doodles #35 - Giving Thanks

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, November 01, 2010 6 stamps of approval
Hello Monday!

There's a new challenge at Karen's Doodles today!

Our challenge for you this week is to Give Thanks!  This could be a Thanksgiving card, for those of us that celebrate Thanksgiving, or you could create a card showing something that you are thankful for.

I've created a card to send to a friend, as I am always so thankful for all the wonderful friends that I have in my life!  (I'm also thankful for my i-Rock, which is just awesome!  LOL!)  And, I'm thankful for Karen's Doodles as well, it's so easy to create with such fun images!

Image: Ballerina Doggie

Also, we have an announcement regarding the Kids challenge blog.  With school back in swing and sports and other activities taking up so much of our little ones time, we have decided to put the Kids challenge blog on hiatus for the school year.  We welcome any kid creations to be posted along with adult creations on our challenge blog at any time!  The Kids Design Team will be back to inspire everyone in a few months.


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