Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's Stella!!

Happy New Year's Eve!!  I'm back again with the last Wild Sprout Release! 

So which one of them is your favorite?  Chelsea? Ruby? Gigi? or now Stella?  I definitely can't pick just one!!  They are all too cute & sweet!

So here rounding out the preview of the January release is STELLA in Day 11's sketch..

Stella Day 11 sketch

- Stella (The Greeting Farm)
- Circle nestabilities
- Birds & Swirls embossing folder
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic markers, white gel pen
- Other: Pearl gems, twine, buttons

All of these WONDERFUL Sprouts all styled by the fabulous Amy Young will all be released TOMORROW during the HUGE "IN WITH THE NEW at TGF" BASH will begin at 9am CST and run through 8PM with challenges, prizes, and FUN!

Check out Club Anya for all the other design team member's previews of Stella!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Giddy for Gigi!

I am having SO much fun with these adorable Sprouts! I love them all!!

Today's preview is the SUPER CUTE Gigi!!  Be sure to check out all the other DT's projects too on the Club Anya blog!

I used Day 10's sketch:

Gigi is all decked out in her best pearls to make her debut- & here she is...
Day10 w/Gigi

- Gigi (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 3 nestabilities
- Textile embossing folder
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers
- Other: Ribbon, button, Prima flower, pearl gems

All of the amazing Sprouts styled by Amy will be available on Friday, JANUARY 1ST where there will be a  HUGE "IN WITH THE NEW at TGF" BASH will begin at 9am CST and run through 8PM with challenges, prizes, and FUN! Each challenge winner will receive a new Sprout of their choice, so be here to party with us! Live overseas? No problem! Challenges will be open through SUNDAY (Jan.3rd) at 8pm CST. WINNERS will be announced on the TGF blog and CA blog Monday (Jan.4th) along with the winner of the 12 days of Sketches contest. That winner will win the ENTIRE January release!!

&Don't forget, also coming 1/1/2010...

Until tomorrow...Thanks for coming by!

Rainbow Ruby

Hi again!

Back again for Wild Sprouts debut #2!  Today I'm sharing with you the super adorable Ruby!  When I first saw her- I screamed at her cuteness,  but also thought she reminded me of Rainbow Brite (anyone else remember her?)

I followed the 12 Days of Sketches #9, still working on catching up on 4 thru 7!

and here is what I came up with! 

- Ruby (The Greeting Farm)
- Circle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic markers, white gel pen
- Other: Stickles, Liquid pearl, felt flowers

Be sure to go to the Club Anya blog and check out what other FAB projects Team Anya members did too!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Super Sweet Sprouts!

(Please keep scrolling after this post.. some fun shares here & here!)
I am so excited today- as this week is my first projects I've done for Club Anya as a Guest Designer!! I 'officially' start on Friday- New Years Day... but I recieved some SUPER SWEET images to work with for the HUGE January release happening on Friday!!

If you didn't read it on the Club Anya blog- they're making a few changes for the new year- Club Anya will now be known as Club Anya & FRIENDS! (you can check out the deets here)

This week the Team Anya DT and myself are thrilled to be previewing 4, that's right FOUR NEW SPROUTS... all designed by the very fabulous (& Team Anya member) AMY YOUNG! Congrats Amy!  Sending you BIG hugs!

The Wild Sprout making her debut today is named Chelsea, isn't she the sweetest? Rockin' out to the latest tunes on her iPod!  I used my favorite color combination of brown & blue on my card & threw in some splash with pink!  I also followed the TGF 12 Days of Sketch, #8 (I'm a bit behind on the others) designed by my oh so wonderful Team Anya VP, Jessica!


- Chelsea (The Greeting Farm)
- Oval nestabilities
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Soft Pool Memories Ink, Copic Markers, white gel pen
- Other: Ribbon, buttons, Prima flower, pearl gem

In addition to the new Sprouts, the TGF DT have another sneak peek at a fun new set called "Talk Loud", Be sure to check out samples from all of the TGF DT and Team Anya- you will be blown away with all it's cuteness!

I'll be back with another cute sprout debut tomorrow, but to let you know a little more about what's going on this week- A HUGE "IN WITH THE NEW at TGF" BASH will begin at 9am CST on Friday, JANUARY 1, 2010 and run through 8PM with challenges, prizes, and FUN! Each challenge winner will receive a new Sprout of their choice, so be there to party with us!  The challenges will be open through Sunday (1/3) at 8pm CST. Winners will be announced on the TGF blog and CA blog on Monday (1/4), along with the winner of the 12 days of Sketches contest. That winner will win the ENTIRE Jan. release.

In addition to each individual challenge, ANOTHER prize pack of the ENTIRE Jan. release will go to a random winner who completes ALL of the New Year's Challenges!

The 12 Days of Sketches are still well underway on the TGF Blog! This contest runs through Sunday (1/3) at 8pm CST- complete them all and upload them to the appropriate galleries to be entered into a drawing to win the ENTIRE TGF JANUARY RELEASE!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Something Special...

This post is for my cousin...  He is a fantastic artist/cartoonist, he noticed a few of my recent blog posts- so we decided to have some fun- he drew this adorable Christmas digi for me (& my sis) to play with!
CQ digi

CQ Xmas girl

Isn't she the cutest?  I'm sure he'd love to know what you think.. leave a comment & show him some luv!!  (Thanks so much CQ I had so much fun with this!)
Thanks for coming by.. and stay tuned for some fun!!

Day 3...(a little late)

So my attempts to stay on track with the 12 Days of Sketches on The Greeting Farm didn't work out so well... Here is a card I made with Day 3's sketch

I decided to borrow the Santa hat from Xmas Sweeties Ian and add it to Birthday Boy Ian!
12Days Sketch #3

Xmas Ian
- Birthday Boy Ian digi (The Greeting Farm)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Printer, Copic markers
- Other: Liquid applique, buttons, string

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just popping in to say hope you and yours have a WONDERFUL Christmas!! 

Merry Kylah


(will be back later with more to share, plus a special little something!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

12 Days of Sketches Day #2!

Welcome Back!
(ISS Blog Hop-->HERE<--)

I'm back again squeezing in what computer time I can while all my family is in town for the holidays- right now sitting in the room with 2 teenage boys (occupied by video games at the moment)- any other ideas to keep them entertained?

Anyway, it's day 2 on the 12 Days of Sketches over on The Greeting Farm! Here is the sketch designed by the fabulous Mercy!

And here is my card with the super cute Marlene Monkey
TGF 12Days of Sketches #2
Marlene Monkey

Hope you try to play along- there's still 10 great sketches to come! 

Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Sketches

Hi again!  If you're looking for the ISS blog hop, click-->HERE<--

Today starts off the 12 Days of Sketches over on The Greeting Farm!  I'm jumping in and getting my feet wet to prepare myself for my CLUB ANYA DT term that starts after the first of the year!!   (I am so excited!)

Here is the 1st fabulous sketch designed by Cindy Haffner:

When I my Xmas Sweeties set a few weeks back, I couldn't help but to add little miss Vivi the elf in there too!  I had her colored already and knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.
12Days of TGF sketches Day1

TGF Vivi
- Wild Sprouts Vivi (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 1, Scalloped/oval nestabilities
- Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart)
- Snowflakes embossing folder
- Patterned paper (Imaginisce)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx black ink, Copic markers, white gel pen
- Other: buttons, liquid applique

Make sure you check out all the deets on the 12 Days of Sketches contest!!

Thanks for stopping in & have a wonderful weekend!!

Another Blog Hop!

Happy Friday!!

I'm back again for another blog hop this week!  This time for InStyle Stamps, this month's theme is "Love & Romance."  You should have arrived from Genevieve's blog, if not be sure to go back to InStyle Stamps to start at beginning & check out all of the fabulous design team's projects and vote for your favorite project- a random commenter will win a digi of their choice!

I decided to make this box  with a pattern I got from a blogging friend (hi Donna!) to fill with a candy & a tag using Dan & Mandy from the retro collection.

ISS BH Dan & Mandy

ISS Dan & Mandy
- Dan & Mandy (InStyle Stamps), Dots & Flowers (Hero Arts)
- Rectangle, Scalloped rectangle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, Copic markers
- Other: Glossy Accents, Liquid Applique, button, string, ribbon, pearl gems, cellophane bag, candies!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is ISS's owner herself, VIRGINIA!  Don't forget to go back to InStyle Stamps to vote for your favorite project too!

Here's the complete list of the hop too:
Lysa {U R here!}

You can still CLICK HERE to get an instant 5% discount on InStyle Stamps!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend- I still have some last minute things I need to get done before the holiday!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ho Ho Ho.. Merry Kissmas!


Today's the day!  It's the Club Anya HOLIDAY Blog Hop!!

Perfect timing for me because I just got Xmas Sweeties  set and had to play along!

Here is Ian all dressed in his Santa suit ready to spread some Christmas cheer! 
(sorry the lighting is so bad- those buttons down on the bottom are blue & red like the top!)
Merriest Christmas

Xmas Ian
- Xmas Sweeties (The Greeting Farm), Merriest... (Penny Black)
- Labels 1 Nestabilities, Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic markers, white gel pen
- Paper: Lasting Impressions Dots
- Other: String, buttons, Liquid Applique

and here is Xmas Sweetie Anya all decked out to give out some holiday smooches!!
(& those gems are supposed to be red!)
Merry Kiss-mas

Xmas Anya
- Xmas Sweeties (The Greeting Farm), Merry Kissmas (Stampendous)
- Circle, Scalloped nestabilities, Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Copic markers
- Other: Ribbon, gems, Liquid Pearl

Have fun hopping along to everyone's great creations!!  The complete list of hoppers is HERE!

Oh Baby!

Happy Monday!!

I made this card a while ago when Jane first sent me her digis- I loved this giraffe from when I first saw her use him on her blog.  He is just so cute- and perfect for a baby card- so that's what I did!  I have a few friends expecting- so I may have to make a few more of these now!

Oh Baby!

Jane's Giraffe
- Jerry Giraffe (Jane's Doodles)
- Oval, Scalloped oval nestabilities, Scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Girls are Weird die cut letters (Sizzix)

- Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye)
- Ink: Printer, Copic Markers, White gel pen
- Other: ribbon, string, fimo button (Jane!)

Oh! Don't forget to check out Jane's blog for the details on the challenge she is having- you could win 100 of her FABULOUS handmade fimo buttons along with some other goodies :).  I also want to mention that 'Mia & Bosko' (used here)  is now available at Squigglefly, you can find 'Rustic Snowman' there too!

Thanks for stopping in.. be sure to come back later tonight- I'm participating in the Club Anya Holiday Blog Hop!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

ISS Method Monday- Treat bag holder

Hello again!  It was my turn over at ISS to host Method Monday.   I made this super easy treat bag holder- I got my inspiration from a similar one that the fabulous Jennifer McGuire had made awhile ago for Hero Arts.

So here we go!  First- the supplies
- 4"x12" piece of card stock
- Patterned paper
- Colored image (I used Jana)
- Scoring tool (i.e. Scorpal)
- Circle punch
- Cellophane bag
- Ribbon
- Treats!

With the 4"x12" card stock, score at 2", 6", and 8"

Fold along those score lines and add some adhesive on the 2" flap

Fold and adhere the flap to the back

Using a circle punch (I used a 3/4" but any size will work) punch a hole in the center

Fill the cellophane bag with treats, twist the end and put it thru the hole you punched, and tie with ribbon

Decorate the front & you're done!

- Jana (InStyle Stamps); Good Cheer (Hero Arts)
- Labels 3 nestabilities
- Inks: printer, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic markers
- Other: buttons, ribbon, gems

Thanks for stopping by!!