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Monday, October 25, 2010

LPSC 91 Challenge...

So hello and how are you?! We are doing well here on the Island of Crete...getting chillier and chillier everyday! I know the pouring rains will start any day now! I'm just hoping it will hold off for my 10K run in Athens this weekend!

Anwyho, I'm babbling...Onto the challenge! This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge by the lovely and very talented Allison from Stampin' When I Can.

For today's challenge we are giving away Rocking Horse Digi to one random participant!

I know you want to play along!

Stamps: Lucy Elf
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: Pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, basic grey DP ,accetate
Accessories: big shot, embossing folder, sand paper, brads, nesties, organdy ribbon, snowflake charm, watercolor pencils, blender pens, liquid applique, heat gun

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you guys play along with us!



Sunday, October 24, 2010

PWCO. Snowglobe

Today's Sunday sketch over at the PWCO. blog is a fun one! I really enjoyed playing around with it...for my card I did the "spotlighting" technique...super fun and quick when you don't have a ton of time to color the whole image! Most of you know how to do this technique, but for those of you that don't here is the lowdown...

You'll start by stamping 2 of the same image on a piece of your choice cardstock. The you will simply punch one out with a punch where desired. The you will color the small circle image and adhere it to the coordinating slightly larger circle...clear as mud right? Just take a look at my card below!

I choose to use circle, but you can use an aray of shapes, squares, rectangles, ovals and even your nestabilities shapes...super cute huh? I love this Magical Christmas image!


Stamp: A Magical Christmas

Ink: stazon black

Paper: Pixie pink, basic black, prism white

Accessories: small felt flurries, rhinestone brads, snowflake charm, circle punches, watercolor pencils, blender pens

So, what do you think? Easy peasy right? I hope you play along with the sketch...and you get bonus points if you use the spotlighting technique!

Hugs and happy Stampin'



Monday, October 18, 2010

Tyson Snowman Blog Hop...LPS Style

Hello, hello, hello,

It's day 2 of our Fabby-O-fab blog hop! Today is day 2 and do we have an awesome set for you! The stamp set is called {Tyson Snowman} and it is sooo cute! Plus, on top of this cute stamp set, we also have a challenge for you... today's challenge is all about the bling, the sparkle, the shimmer. Really, whatever makes it shine! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

See how sparkly my card is?! I know, it's soooo pretty! LOL, sorry I really can't help myself, it's just sooo I don't know, glimmery is that even a word...ahhh who cares!

This is a very white card...basical prism white cardstock with 2 layers of torn vellum with lots of glitter in between...and Voila, one shimmery card with a new stamp set...YAY!!!


Stamps: {Snowman Tyson}

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: Prism white, vellum cardstock

Accessories: ribbon, flitter, 2-way glue pen, watercolor pencils, blender pens

So, it's a blog hop and if you are joining me from Allison's Blog then you are on the right path, but if not then you have to start at the Little Paper Shop Blog.

Your next stop is Joy's blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the DT blogs to be entered to win a $15 GF...and then you you can buy some super fancy stamps from Little Paper Shop!!! I want some!!

Okay, I am off for now, I love you all!

Happy Stampin'



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bloggity Hoppity for LIttle Paper Shop Lucy Elf

Hey hey hey! Just wanted to let you all know that we are having a super fun BLOG HOP Little Paper Shop Style!!! So if you have just reached my blog from Allison's Blog then your on the right path, if not...please start at the top with the Little Paper Shop Blog!!!

Now you know I love making cards! But this little image was just shouting at me to make it into a bookmark...and with Christmas just around the corner...what better than to make some nice gifts for someone!!!

Here is my little bookmark projects...it uses some seed beads and crimpbeads and that is just about it! I love love love this image!
Stamps: {Lucy Elf}
Paper: Shrink plastic
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: colored pencils, 1/8 inch hole punch, heat gun, crimp beads, tiger wire, metal bookmark findings, organdy ribbon
So your next stop is at the lovely Joy's Blog
Now everyone that leaves a comment on all the DT member blogs will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to Little Paper Shop...you know you want it! Free stamps, really, who wouldn't want them? {Okay, I guess if you're not a stamper you really wouldn't want it, but you can use it as a gift to a friend who does:)
Have a great day and Happy Stampin' to you all!
I am lovin' this weeks sketch over at Paperworks Co.! Very sweet and simple if you need to get a bunch of cards made...also great to get rid of those tiny paper scraps you have been hoarding for the past who knows how many years! I choose to get rid of a snippet of ribbon I had laying around...I think it turned out cute and aside from the coloring and waiting for the glue to dry the card came together very quick!

So So simple, but still a very nice Christmas card. I choose to use only a bit of the sentiment...I really liked this bit of it...so true!


Stamps: Oh Christmas Tree

Paper: Kraft, glorious green, Prism White

Ink: stazon black

Accessorries: 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, dew drops from Creations by AR, glitter, 2-way glue pen, watercolor pencils, blender pens

I know you wand to play along...you just love the sketch too, I can see it in your eyes! ehehe

Thanks soooo much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paperworks Co. Winter RAM release

RAM...Rachel Ann Miller, let me just start off by saying Thank You! Thank you Rachel Ann for the most amazing images! I lveo coloring them, they are simply too goegeous not too! Here is a picture of te whole release...and with it you will find a specil sale for this weekend and this weekend alone! What's the special you ask?
So here’s the DEALS!

Now you probably want to know the details:

The stamps (including matching sentiments) are $7.75. All are on our signature PWCO rubber, and precut for you.
Of course for those who want them ALL, we have a special bundle deal for you! The bundle Price for these stamps are: $41.75 – thats 10% off!
To get these stamps, click HERE!
And a special offer for this weekend – ADDITIONAL 10% on ALL PWCO Stamps – Just enter the code “PWCOXMAS” in the discount section when you check out! offer ends Monday night, Oct 18th– this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, local pickup discount is diasabled.

Now for my samples...
This first card is also for the 2 sketches for you sketch and design team search!
I hope you ladies like it!

Stamp – PWCO/RAM Exclusive: Flaky Friends
Paper - Bashful blue, taken with teal, prism white, DP DCWV garden party
Ink – Stazon black
Accessories – watercolor pencils, blender pens, rhinestones, glitter, 2-way glue pen, stripped ribbon

A Magical Christmas

Stamps – PWCO /RAM Exclusive – A Magical Christmas
Paper – Prism vanilla, spring ,moss by PTI, Bsic Grey DP eskimo kisses
Ink – stazon black
Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pens, glitter, 2-way glue pen, basic grey buttons, labels 9 spellbinders dies, linen thread

A Little haul of Cheer

Stamps – PWCO/RAM Exclusive: A Little Haul of Cheer
Paper – Prism White
Ink – stazon black
Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pens, glitter, 2-way glue pen, lace, pink cord

Season Of Joy

Stamps – PWCO/RAM Exclusive: Season of Joy
Paper – Confetti cream, Kraft, prism white, Cosmo cricket DP Jolly by golly
Ink – stazon black
Colors – Water color pencils
Accessories – blender pens, glitter, red sripped ribbon, snowflake charm, linen thread

Angelic Choir

Stamps – PWCO /RAM Exclusive – Angelic Choir
Paper – Kraft, Prism Vanilla, DP cosmp cricket Jolly by Golly
Ink – Stazon Black
Accessories: Watercolor pencils, blender pen, glitter, 2-way glue pen, rhinstones, labels 9 spellbinders

I hope you guys like my samples for this release! Remember the sale!! And please come back on Sunday for my sample with Oh Christmas Tree!

Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sneaky Peaky PWCO release

Paperworks Co. is coming out with a new Rachel Ann Miller collection for Christmas and let me just tell you what...these images are AWESOME!!!!! So I wanted to give you a little snippet so you can drool and get excited about the new images!

What do you think so far? I know you want to see the whole image, but you are just going to have to wait until the 15th!!! But go on over to the Paperworks Co. blog and check out the rest of the sneak peaks!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yellow and Blue, Chocolate too!

This weeks challenge over at the Little Paper Shop Blog is a color challenge...and yup you guessed it...Yellow, Chocolate and blue...any shade you like!
And, if playing wasn't fun enough!!! We have added a wonderful prize {Sammy Seal} Digi image
So come on! Play along with us! You have until Sunday night at 9pm to play along and get your cards added Here. Don't forget to add LPSC89 as your keyword when uploading to other popular sites!

Now for my card! This is a bit of an odd size card...it actually measures 4.25 x 3 7/8th. I know, I know, but I like it! Small, but not too small to fit in a regualr sized envelope and not looking whimpy!

Ink: Stazon Brown
Paper: bashful blue, prism white, chocolate chip, 3bugs in arug Sweet treat DP
Acecssories: yellow felt ribbon, basic Grey button, linnen thread, water color pencils, blender pens, 2-way glue pen, glitter
Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I do hope you'll play along with us!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yes...little, because my card is little! I love making little cards! They are great to accompany a gift or a nice yummy treat! This little card measure 3.5 x 3.5 I love this size card! It's simple, little embelishments and techniques or tools. I simple used some ribbon and a corner rounder and Voila...cute little card using this weeks sketch!


Stamps: Autumn Leaves

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: Chocolate Chip, real red, Prism Simply Smooth white

Accessories: red gingham ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pens, small corner rounder

It's a great sketch by the way and we would LOVE to see you play along with us! I know you want to...I can see your brain thinking of all the possibilities already!

Thanks Sooo much for stopping by!

Hugs and happy Stampin'



Friday, October 8, 2010

Athens, Greece

Hey there,

I have been a little MIA...but with a good excuse! We went to Athens for a little get away! It was absolutely AMAZING! the kids has a great time too...they love going to museums! Here is my favorite quote from my 4yo. daughter! We were walking around the new Acropolis Museum (where they don't allow pics, BOO!) and she is looking at all the amazing 4000 yo. statues and she says, "They are all naked...that is SOOOO not allowed!" hahaha that girl cracks me up! Here are a couple pics for ya! Hope you are having a great day!
The family in front of the Parthenon...got a really nice guy from Brazil to take the pic for us!
Here is a picture of the Parthenon, it is located at the Acropolis...and is Greece's most famous temple...But, did you know that people lived at the Acropolis as early as 5000 B.C.!!!
I really neat door, I love the colors and the neat design!

This is Hadrian's Arch, built by the Roman emperor himself. The inscription facing the Acropolis reads, "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus." and the other side reads, "This is the city of Hadrian, not of Theseus." hmmm I think someone was self indulgent.

Anywho, these are just a few of the many pics I took...I didn't get to do down to the Monastiriki like I wanted (due to rain and little children needing naps, ohh yes and a strike that blocked the road!) But I am going back at the end of October for my 10K run...so there are more pics to be seen!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 4, 2010

LPSC88: Sketch by Pam

Today our challenge for you is a sketch by Pam. One random participant will win the adorable {Katie Mushroom digi}. What an awesome image. Please load your card to the InLinkz Program over at the LPS BLOG. You have until 9:00pm EST Sunday night to get your card loaded. When you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC88. Here is the sketch for today's challenge and some samples from the DT.

And here is my card! I was in a Christmas mood, So I grabbed a piece of cheery paper and went to a little bit of a town...simple card, but super cute!

Lovin the stars and the snowflakes!

Ink: stazon black, baja breeze
Paper:baja breeze, glossy white, retired DP by SU!
Accessories: felt snowflakes, snowflake charm, ceramic bead, thread, needle, satin ribbon from Creations by AR, colluzzle,

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you play along with us!


Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hey there...it's me...Silvia...and I'm back to Sunday Sketches over at PWCO! Aren't you so excited!!! I know I am! Here is my card for this weeks sketch! I think it's super cute and will work for any occasion! I needed a birthday card and I just love this new image from the Fall RAM collection that I had to make a card using one of them...plus the sentiment really went well with a birthday card!

What do you think? I love the colors!!! I love watercoloring...the more I practice the better I feel about how I do...does that make sence? Was that even English? Anywho I ramble! Noa as for out of the box? Well I used the out of the box technique...with the squirels head and bushy tail! I love this technique! It looks pretty awesome and it's super simple fo do!


Stamp: Sugar and Spice fromt he RAM Fall Collection

Ink: Stazon Black

Paper: Prism White, Blueberry Core'dinations, Kraft

Accessories: white satin ribbon, croched flower from Creations by AR, flower border punch my MS, watercolor pencils and blender pens

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along with us and our fun challenge!