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Best Witches with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

This past week end, my mojo was totally working for me. I got 6 cards done. That is amazing since usually I struggle to get 2-3 done. And I didn't even craft on Saturday because we took a trip down to Ikea to check out furniture and storage solutions for my future craft room. Yeah me! Okay, I am going to pipe down now before my muse thinks I am cocky and totally deserts me and get to the details of my LSSDT card.


I had fun making this card. I created the pumpkin using 3 ovals cut using my nesties. I embossed them and inked the edges. The stem was hand cut and then embossed and inked. After I assembled the pumpkin, I folded a matching piece of orange paper (for the fold in the card) and then traced my pumpkin. I cut it out for my card base and attached my pumpkin to the front. Does that make sense? If you would like more info, please feel free to email me.



I thought Lindsay's cute little witch from Cute Halloween would look perfect here. She is attached using pop dots from some d…

Blog Candy

My friend Kimberly is giving away some cool acrylic stamps to celebrate her 3 month blogging anniversary. Go check out the details on how you can win these fun sets on her blog HERE. While you are there, check out some of her great scrap book layouts. The candy ends Monday, October 4th.


Sentimental Sundays #22 - Let's See Some Dimension

The new Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Let's See Some Dimension". I enjoyed making this card because the image reminds me of my daughter when she still had long hair.


This picture shows the dimension a little better.


I used Hug Snug seam binding to tie a double bow. The snowflakes are layered to add a bit more dimension.

Please join the Sentimental Sundays "Let's See Some Dimension". The rules are really easy - create a new project (it can be combined with other challenges), use a sentiment, and follow the challenge theme. You can use any stamps or products that you would like. For more information or to link up your creation, go to the Sentimental Sundays blog. Remember that Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs posts a new freebie each week.

I hope you are having a great week end. I think I am finally getting a craft room. Currently, I have everything put away and then I drag it out to the kitchen table when I want to craft. Then I put it all way when I am d…

Music Saves My Soul - week 2

Marcea had the great idea to share a song each week that you love or just want to share with others. My song this week is "Good Enough" by the Benjy Davis Project. Unfortunately they don't have a slick video to go with the song, but I love it all the same. This song has some great lyrics. I hope you enjoy it.


Holiday Blessings with Firecracker Designs

This is my final post as a Guest DT member for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. *sniff* I would like to thank Pamela and Shelly for inviting me as a guest designer. I enjoyed my month on the team with these wonderfully supportive ladies.

For my final project I made another Christmas card for OWH. These poinsettias are so pretty. I printed them out twice and layered for some dimension. I love the texture on this card with the flocked papers & the lace. I used metallic gold paper under the poinsettias and the label/sentiment. You really can't see it too well in the photo but it looks really nice IRL.
Remember that Pamela is closing the store in December. If you have your eye on something, you may want to get it now before it is sold out. The coupon code BYEBYEFDC is good for 10% of your order before 10-1-10. You can keep track of all the information on sales, discounts and the store closing HERE.




Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week end.





Challenges:


2 Siste…

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Birthday Card for OWH

Since I just sent a box of cards to OWH, I am starting to work on filling up a new box. I decided to use Lindsay's Steam Punk Stamps to make a birthday card because I haven't had the chance to play with the set yet.



Isn't this bike image fun? And it was so easy to use. Print it out, distress the edges with ink, and it is ready to go. I love having images like this on hand when you don't feel like, or don't have time for, coloring.Look at the other fun images that come in this digital stamp set. Since today is the first day of autumn, mygrafico.com is having a one-day only sale. Stop by the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store on mygrafico to pick up some new digital sets.





Stop by the rest of the DT to see what they have created this week. Lindsay will have her weekly freebie up on her blog.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Nepark…

Music Saves My Soul #1

I just found out about a new challenge hosted by Marcea called "Music Saves My Soul Saturday". Since I love many different types of music and am rarely not listening to it, this challenge is perfect for me. The first song I want to share is one that has been stuck in my head all week. It makes me feel like dancing around the house (and maybe I do when no one is watching...)
How You Like Me Now? by the Heavy



This is my first time embedding a video in my post. My fingers are crossed that it works.

Do you have a song you love, is stuck in your head, or just want to share? Check out Music Saves My Soul Saturday.

Firecracker Designs Sale

As you might have heard, Pamela is closing down her FireCracker Designs store. The last day of sales will be December 15th. You will be able to purchase digi stamps through that time but there are limited quantities of the clear and rubber sets available. If you have had your eye on something, get it now before it is gone. Starting October 1st coupons will no longer be accepted. You can use this coupon and save 10% on orders til then: BYEBYEFCD . Remember you can get free shipping (in the USA) on all orders over $75. For all the details on the store closing or to shop now, click HERE to go FireCracker Designs by Pamela.

Birthday Pinwheel

About 4 pm on Friday, I realized I did not have a birthday card on hand for the birthday party we were going to attend on Saturday. Since I have seen some really cute cards with pinwheels over the last few weeks, I decided to try one. This card was so quick to put together and I love the way it turned out.


I wasn't able to get a project for the new Sentimental Sundays challenge finished this week. The new theme is "Weddings" and I would love to see what you create. As always, Ann Vento from Raindrop Echo Designs has created some digi freebies that you can download on the Sentimental Sundays blog this week. I hope I see you over there. Thank you for looking! Challenges: 365 Cards - Day 196 - Sketchy Sunday4 Crafty Chicks - EmbossingAlphabet Challenge - U=unused stash (the DP is one of the first paper packs I bought from SU a long time ago)Crafty Cardmakers- CASCreative Belli challenge - Anything that starts w/ "B" (old button from my stash)Fairy Fun Fridays - Embos…

FCD Thanksgiving Card

This is my third week on the Firecracker Designs by Pamela guest digi DT. I really wanted to try my hand at coloring Count Your Blessings. It is such a beautiful image.


Today the FCD team is having a blog hop. I wasn't able to make a project for the hop, but if you would like to join, please start at Hetty's blog. Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day.



Challenges:
All Sorts challenge - Autumn ColorsAlphabet challenge - U=unused stash (the sprinkles have sat in my stash over a year unused)Copic Creations - Shading on or around an imageCreative Card Crew - AutumnDelightful Sketches - PumpkinsGlitterbabe -Anything goes with blingInstyle - Photo/color inspirationIncy Wincy - Autumn colorsPixie Cottage - Mellow FruitfullnessPolly Craft - Autumn ColorsSpeedy The Cat - Fall ColorsSpoonful of Sugar - Fall colors-Wee Memories - Fall into AutumnYour Next Stamp - Give ThanksSupplies:
Images: Count Your Blessings from Firecracker Designs by PamelaPapers & CS: Neenah Solar White…

Trick or Treat with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff & a Sale

I was trying to come up with some quick and easy projects for Halloween when I spied my bin of washed out Starbucks frap bottles. I kept my project relatively easy so that I could duplicate it and alter several bottles.




I printed several of the skull labels (for multiple bottles) from Vintage Halloween Labels on orange card stock, cut out with my nesties and sponged the edges with black ink. On the top of the bottle, I used a circle of purple DP and one of the circular labels from the Halloween Odds & Ends freebie digi set Lindsay offered last week printed on orange paper. It looked a little plain so I added a button but I was thinking of making an eyeball using punches. (Too freaky??) Honestly, it took me less time to decorate the bottle than it did to get the original label and the gummy residue off of it. That is what is so great about the Vintage Halloween Labels set. You can do so much with them for a nice impact with out it taking a ton of time.Here is a look at the entire se…

Cards for OWH

I am getting ready to mail over 100 cards to Operation Write Home today! My DD helped me get them all ready, packaged and counted.

There is plenty of time to enter the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week. We are asking you to make and send one or more Christmas cards to OWH. You can find the details on the Sentimental Sundays blog. Since it is OWH's birthday this week, there are also plenty of other challenges around the web that you can enter your cards in. You can find more information on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog.

Doodle Pantry Thank You

I needed a quick thank you card this week end. I had this image from Doodle Pantry already colored and used Jen del Muro's Sketch for You To Try. This is another attempt at a clean and simple card lay out. I like the bright colors but wish I embossed the kraft bg panel.

Thank you for looking! I hope you have a great week!

Challenges:

Clearly Delightful - Anything Goes with a Doodle Pantry imageCraftalicious - ThanksCrafty Card Makers - CASCrafty Sentiments - use a digiFab N Funky - Wha' eva'Paper Romance -CASSSDS - Thank youStamp Insanity - 3's (3 ribbons)Stamp Man - DistressSFYTT - 9-11-10 sketch

Supplies:

Stamps: Tweet House freebie digital stamp by the Doodle Pantry, Circle of Friendship by SUInks: SU Chocolate ChipPapers & CS: GP white CS, PTI craft CS, SU chocolate chip CSTools: Paper Piercing tool, CTMH edge distressing tool, Copic markersEmbellishments: Zig chocolate marker, PTI baker's twine, mis. ribbons & button

Pardon the mess!

I am switching some things around on my blog over the next few days. If something seems a little strange or it is difficult to navigate, I apologize. I hope you will enjoy my blogs new look when I am finished.

Sentimental Sundays: Christmas Cards for OWH

This week on the Sentimental Sundays blog, we would like you to make and send Christmas cards to Operation Write Home. If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

I was able to get 10 cards in 4 different styles completed to send to OWH. I tried to keep them relatively flat so that they would be easy to mail.


OWH has a few important guidelines which you can read here; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and m…

Snowmen Fall From Heaven Unassembled

This is my second post as a guest designer on the Firecracker Designs digi team. I loved this image as soon as I saw it. It was a breeze to color and so easy to use. It is also nestie compatible, although I hand cut my image and mat.




I broke out my brand new October Afternoon holiday papers and my favorite trim. (I found some more at a local crafting store and bought the last little bit they had.) I used up some old snowflake eyelets that have been in my stash forever. I don't know where I got them or who made them. Both layers of DP were dry embossed to add a little texture.



You can keep track of what is going on with Fire Cracker Designs on Pamela's blog or by visiting the store. You can see the Child of Winter digi I used along with the rest of the series HERE in the store. Did you know that Pamela offers a free digimost week ends? The one from last week end is a wonderful autumn digi. Download it before it is moved into the shop.

Thank you for looking!



Challenges:



Bah Humbug -…

LSS is Sew Nice

Happy Thursday! I know it has been a short work week, but I am sooo ready for the weekend. I wanted to do a nice chatty post today, but I really don't have anything to say. My friends will find that shocking but it's true. So, with that introduction, I will get right on to my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff project for the week.








Remember to stop by the rest of the DT to check out their projects this week. Lindsay will have a special freebie to share with you. Lisa is not posting this week. She lost power and is cleaning up after hurricane Hermine. If you would like, stop by her blog and leave her some love for when she gets her PC up and running.Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen
Tracy Vinson
Thank you for looking!

Challenges:Bee Crafty - Anything goes with a digiCow Girl Sunday - Anything goesDaisy Doodles - An…

Birthdays Are For (Cup)Cake!

I made this card for a friend's birthday. When I went to adjust the photo for posting, I noticed that the bow looks a bit wonky. I was practicing with my copics trying to make this little guy look like he has fur. What do you think? Does he look furry or just spotty?

Thank you for looking!




Challenges:
365 Cards - Day 187 - favorite foodBee-Crafty - Anything goes with a digiChallenge Up Your Life - CelebrationsCowgirl Sundays - Anything GoesCreative Cottage - CelebrationsDigi Doodle Shops Best - Write me a message (Use a sentiment)Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Use a ticketFlourishes Birthday Bash - BirthdayGingerloft Challenge - Anything GoesIncy Wincy - CelebrateJust Inspirational - DigisPaper Romance - Furry FriendsPear Tree Designs - AnimalsPenny's Paper Crafty challenge - BirthdayPile It On - LayersScrappekammeret - Anything GoesSpoonful of Sugar - AnimalStamp Insanity - BirthdayStamp Something - Something cuteStampin' w/ the dragon - eye or "i" (eyes on the hams…

Sentimental Sundays Challenge 19 - A Recipe Challenge

This week we have a recipe challenge for you on the Sentimental Sundays blog. The recipe is as easy as 1-2-3 - 1 solid paper, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments.





My 1 solid is a Real Red CS from SU. My 2 patterned are both from the Dashing paper pack from SU. My 3 embellishments are gemstones, ribbon, & gold cord.
Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the creations from the rest of the DT and to download your free sentiment set from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. We would love it if you would join us by linking up your creation using this recipe and a sentiment.

Thank you for looking!

Challenges:
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes with a digiCharisma Cardz - Inspired by song (Christmas Wrappings by the Waitresses)Cupcake Craft Challenge - Let's Get DigitalDaisy Doodles - Anything Goes with a digiJust Inspirational - Use a digiMeljen's Designs - Stripes
Supplies:

Stamps: Christmas Rose from Pink Petticoats, Holiday Wishes from PTIPapers & CS: SU Real Red & Whisper…

Smiley Snowman

I have a weakness for snowmen and when I saw this image from Sweet 'n Sassy I bought him using the discount from the blog hop earlier this week. If you participated in the hop, you probably saw that members of the DT were hosting 3 special challenges. I made this card specifically for the sketch challenge and the non-traditional Christmas colors challenge. (I really wanted to squeeze the third challenge in too but I just couldn't swing it.)



I had a sketch, I knew what image I wanted to use and I thought it would take me no time at all the get this card done. It's not like there was a lot of coloring to do. I could not have been more wrong. Did you ever have one of those days were every piece of paper you cut was wrong? I certainly did. First it was too small, then it was cut crooked. I used up an entire 12x12 piece of paper making this card because of all my mistakes. Anyhow, I finally finished this card. I don't really like the DP with the embossing, but it's stuck…

Fire Cracker Design GDT - Happy Birthday Bouquet

Check it out! I was asked to be a guest digi designer for Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela for the month of September. I am really excited and love working with Pamela's images. I am just getting to know the rest of the DT but they are a talented, fun group of ladies. Thank you Shelly and Pamela for this opportunity.

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For my first project this month, I made a birthday card using Mother's Bouquet. These flowers are so pretty, easy to color and versatile too. I think I went a little Stickles crazy trying to bling it up a bit but I think it still looks good IRL.
You can keep track of what is going on with Fire Cracker Designs on Pamela's blog or by visiting the store.
Thank you for looking today!


Challenges:All Sorts - inspiration from park or garden Bee-Crafty - Anything goes with a digi CES challenges - Anything Goes Cowgirl Sundays - Flowers Crafty Den Anything Challenge - Say it with Flowers A Crafty Place - Anything Goes Crafty Pad - Simply Pearls Cup Cake Craft Challenge - Let…

Oh Baby!

Today we are having a surprise virtual baby shower for our team mate Tamara! She expecting a baby boy any day now. You can watch Tamara's blog for more news.

This is the card that I sent Tamara. I paper pieced the bunny from Lindsay's Babies & Bows digital stamp set and used the one of the freebie bingo cards from Baby Bingo Cards. The bunny has a fuzzy, flocked belly and is layered to give him a little dimension. The ribbon was colored with copics and crinkled using a little glimmer mist.





Please stop by the rest of the LSS DT blogs to check out their baby cards and stop Tamara's blog to leave your best wishes. As always, Lindsay will have a freebie available on her blog. Tracy wasn't able to post with us today, but will have something for you tomorrow.Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tracey Allen
Tracy Vi…