Friday, September 30, 2011

Unity KOTM Stamp Sets FOR SALE!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, September 30, 2011 0 stamps of approval
In an effort to create less chaos and more space in my craft room, I am sorting through stamps that I don't use often.

I have many Unity Stamps Kit of the Months that have seen very little, if any use at all, and would love new homes.

Each set is available for $25 plus $4 for shipping (international orders will have higher shipping)

If you are interested, I accept Paypal and will mail out your stamps as soon as the payment goes through.

The months that I have available are:











I also have a few {ippity} stamp sets for sale, shipping $2 per set.

Devoted - $8 (Brand New, in original ippity packaging)

Because of You - $8 (Used once, comes in plastic DVD storage case)

Simply Home - $6 (Used once, comes in plastic DVD storage case)

Sweet Thoughts of Spring - $8 (New, comes in plastic DVD storage case)

Devoted - $8 (New, comes in plastic DVD storage case)

Aphabetically Adorable - $10 (Brand New, in original ippity packaging)

Where You Should Be - $6 (Used once, comes in plastic DVD storage case)

Life's Little Moments - $8 (New, comes in plastic DVD storage case)


Email me, please!  Thank you so much!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The FIRST Saturated Canary Challenge!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 29, 2011 14 stamps of approval
I've been waiting for today!!  For the first ever Saturated Canary challenge to post!  I have totally fallen in love with these images! They are so cute and so much fun to color!  My good friend, Carisa introduced them to me and I've already built up a pretty good library of images!  

The first challenge is s sketch with the option of using a Halloween theme.  Since I just LOVE making Halloween cards, I had to go with the theme as well!


I moved my ribbon up a bit from the sketch, but you can definitely see the sketch in there.

Challenge List:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #131

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 25, 2011 3 stamps of approval
New challenge day at Stamptacular Sunday!!

This week our theme is

Have a Latte Day! - yup, put something coffee-ish on your card, simple, right?  RIGHT!

I know it's pretty simple for me, because I have SO many wonderful stamps and images from Fresh Brewed Designs that showcase my love of coffee so well!

This week I've used, "I'll take mine to go" from FBD and the coffee ring is a stamp that I found in a bin at a recent rubber stamp convention.

Enjoy!

Our wonderful sponsors this week are:

and

so come play along for a chance to win some great prizes!!

Challenge List

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #74

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, September 24, 2011 3 stamps of approval
It's time to step out of your comfort zone at Sentimental Sundays!

This challenge was SO hard for me!  I decided to do something OTHER than a card, because I make cards all the time and that's what I'm comfortable with... I really struggle with anything else!  So, I made a luminaria using paper, vellum and die cut images.  Hubby loves it :)  



I hope you can come join us and step out of your comfort zone this week!  It really is fun to try something new :)

Challenge list:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meljen's Designs Challenge #77

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 22, 2011 2 stamps of approval
New challenge at Meljen's Designs!!  And it's a super fun sketch!  :)



And, we have new images this week, too!!  3 super cute ones!  A monster, a robot and an alien!!  How much fun is that?

Come play along for your chance to win!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple Single Layer

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Here's a simple card that I made the other day... just playing around with some inks and new stamps that I got.  I've seen this direct to paper background technique used a bit around the blogosphere and thought I'd give it a try.. seems pretty fun and funky, I might have to play around with it a bit more, but I like this card more and more as it sits on my desk waiting for approval!


The Secret Crafter is having a single layer challenge, so this one fits :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spooky Halloween

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, September 19, 2011 7 stamps of approval
I'm working on a project for an upcoming crafting weekend and it involves burlap... lots of burlap... which means I have a lot of burlap scraps hanging around the house. (and if you've ever used burlap, you know it's really does get everywhere!)

So, I decided to use a little bit of burlap on my card today...


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #72

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 18, 2011 4 stamps of approval
It's a monochromatic challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week - but don't forget your sentiment!!

I'm getting in the mood for Halloween!  And, I've got this new stamp set that my Mom bought me (it's from Close To My Heart) and I just LOVE it!!  You'll be seeing a lot of it in the coming weeks!


I had fun with this one, even though there are no colors, it was fun to put together!

Come play along with the Sentimental girls this week!  We'd love to see your monochromatic designs!

Challenge List:

Stamptacular #129 - Just Sayin'

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 18, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Our new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week is to create a card with some sort of sentiment/words on the front! Super easy one this week! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!


Our challenge this week is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique with a prize of 5 free digis of the winners choice

Come play along!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Puncy CMM

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, September 16, 2011 10 stamps of approval
We're getting PUNCHY at Card Makin' Mamas this week!

We're looking to see how you use punches on your cards and I might have gone just a little bit over the top on mine... but that's ok, because I love it!


I've used 1 inch and 3/4 inch circles to make the pumpkins, and I used a 1 inch circle for the moon.  I punched an owl and turned him upside down on his ears, chopped off his feet (wow, that sounds horrible!) and made him a ghost!  I even used my circle punches to help out with the stems on my pumpkins!  So cute!

So, come show us what you've got!

Hugs,
Dee

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meljens #76 - Paper Piercing

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 15, 2011 9 stamps of approval
It's beginning to look a lot like... Halloween!!  Yay!  I just love Halloween!!  All the fun colors and papers to use in cardmaking and the weather is cooling down and the awesome decorations!  I love it!!

This week our new releases at Meljen's Designs are spooky and Halloweeny!!  Yay!!  I can never have enough Halloween images!

And our challenge for you this week is to use Paper Piercing

For my card, I've used the new Witching Moon image and I've paper pierced along the top edge of the black paper with my Sew Easy tool and around the scallop circle with a basic piercing tool.


Pretty cute, eh?  I like how it turned out!

I've got another cool Halloween card to show you, but.. you'll have to come back tomorrow and check it out!

See you tomorrow!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Go Huskies!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, September 12, 2011 1 stamps of approval
I can't believe I forgot to post this card!!

Our challenge at Meljen's Designs this week is

All Things Sporty

and we have some fun new images to play with, too!

I've used Little Football Boy and I've decked him out in the U of W colors purple and gold.  I could probably get in trouble for using Husky colors, when I live in Cougar (Washington University) country... but I spent many, many years in the Seattle area and the first sports colors that pop to mind are purple and gold.  So... if you're a Cougar fan - I'm sorry!!  :)



Come join us in our Sporty challenge, maybe you'll score some free images or a Top 5 badge!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 11, 2011 0 stamps of approval
September 11, 2001...

I vividly remember what I was doing 10 years ago.  I remember the shock when I first turned on the TV.  I remember the fear as I watched the towers fall.  I remember the stunned silence that fell across our land.  I remember the pride I felt for the Americans who fought back on Flight 93.  I remember the tears as The Pentagon was hit.  I will never forget.  Though I didn't personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the attacks that day, every life that was taken has hit hard and every life lost will be missed.  Please take a moment today to remember.  Look up at our flags flying proudly over us today and pray.  Thank our soldiers and protectors who are there for us every day.  Be grateful for every day and be proud to be an American.
I will NOT forget.

Sentimental Sundays #72

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 11, 2011 0 stamps of approval
It's Autumn and we're getting into the spirit at Sentimental Sundays!

Show us your Autumn cards - don't forget your sentiment!


Come play along for a chance to win 4 sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection 

Stamptacular Sunday Sketch

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 11, 2011 2 stamps of approval
We've got a sketch for you this week at Stamptacular Sunday!!


A pretty fun and easy to use sketch, I think!


Our sponsor is - Simon Says Stamp with a $20 gift certificate for our winner!

Come play along and have fun!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ooooh... New Images!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 04, 2011 13 stamps of approval
While doing my regular blog hop visiting friends, I swung by sweet Carisa's place to see what she's been up to... she had created an amazing card (no surprise there) with an adorable new image!  Of course, me being the shopaholic that I am, I just had to go and get me some of these cuties so I could color them up and have some fun, too!

These new images are by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary Digis and she has just opened up her Etsy shop with some fabulous images!!

I only got a few to start with (well... ok, 5!) and I just knew that Jynx here would be the first one I colored!

I was inspired by the sketch happening over at Paper Sundaes for the card layout,


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Sentimental Sundays #71

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 04, 2011 2 stamps of approval
The new Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is "Sympathy" or "Thinking of You"

Sympathy cards are hard for me to make, and when I, unfortunately, need one, I can't come up with anything.  I always think that my style is too "cutesy" to be appropriate.  So, I decided to make a sympathy card, in the hopes that I never need it.  Thanks to Raindrop Echo, I had the perfect sentiment to go along with my image from Meljen's Designs.



Come join our challenge this week - and don't forget to visit the rest of the Sentimental DT, as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamptacular Sunday #127

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, September 04, 2011 0 stamps of approval
This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun! We can’t wait to see what you create!

This week's challenge is a…
“The Sky’s the Limit!”


For this weeks challenge you are free to create ANYTHING your heart desires! Whatever comes to mind is perfectly fine for this week’s challenge! Be CREATIVE and think outside the box! Do something you normally wouldn’t do! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

Our sponsor for this challenge is

PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate


So, come along and show us what you've got!  We're excited to see your creations!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Let's get DIGITAL!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, September 02, 2011 3 stamps of approval

Ok, so now I've got that silly "Physical" song stuck in my head.... sigh.. that one will probably stick for days!!

Anywhoooo... Card Makin' Mamas is challenging you to use a digital image on your cards!

We're sponsored by Some Odd Girl, and I've used one of their new images, Bookish Tia on my back to school card


I loved this notebook paper embossing folder that I found at the lobby of hobby during a recent visit and I thought it would be perfect with this image and cute apple paper.

Hope you like my card - be sure to check out the rest of the design team to see their digital images this week, too!

Come play along for your chance to win 3 free images from Some Odd Girl!

Challenges:


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meljen's Designs Blog Hop!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 01, 2011 24 stamps of approval
Whoo Hoo!!  We're HOPPING!


Meljen's Designs now has a new home for all DIGI images!  This includes previous releases, new releases, freebies and pre-colored images!  How awesome is that??  And, right now everything in the shop is 50% off!  Let's go shopping!!!

We're also starting up a new challenge today - it is Thursday, after all!

This week, we challenge you to

USE NO PATTERNED PAPER!!
Only SOLID cardstock!

It's harder than it sounds!  LOL!

I've used the new Little Art Mouse from this week's ARTSY release and embossed my red cardstock with lots of hearts:

Here's the new release:

Cute, aren't they??  Of course they are!

Ok, I'll let you get back to hopping along - you want to head on over to visit my awesome friend, Jessica.  Don't forget to leave her some love on her beautiful card!

Have fun hopping and if you get lost along the way, you can find the whole hop list on the main challenge blog.  Be sure to stop by and check out the new shop, too!  You're sure to love it!

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