Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Morgan... Kissy Kissy!!! and a Cyber Monday Code... A Little Early!

Keeping it simple, with an open challenge to try something new ~ and to celebrate the release of this year’s holiday Morgan… and she’s a hottie! Ready to check her out?

Oh how Stinking cute is she? I used my copics to color her in and then for MY something new... I used my new starburst punch from fiskars that I found in a clearance bin! HOORAY! I used Viva Decor paints for the pearls and some fun ribbon! Glitter opends were also on hand and some hologram glitter was too! Fun and Sparkley ... and all set for a big SMOOCH!!!

Be sure to grab your copy in the SI Store on Black Friday through midnight on Cyber Monday for an additional 30% discount! Use Coupon Code: CyberBlack2010

And...Todays Asylum:

St. Paul, Minn. — The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, while still an imposing structure, is nothing like it was in the first half of the 20th century. Back then, when it was known as the Fergus Falls State Hospital, the facility covered hundreds of acres and regularly served well more than 1,000 patients living in a self-contained community where they received treatment, worked and recreated.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Weekly Challenge from WOODWARE USA...One Layer Card

Welcome to the second challenge for Woodware USA! This week we have a challenge to use only one layer on your card. This is so freeing...why not give it a try! Upload your card using the In-linkz system at Woodware USA and we will come and visit to admire your creation! If you don't have a blog, don't worry, upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers and use the key word Woodware USA and link from there!

Some simple rules:

one entry for the monthly prize per creation

get an extra entry for using a Woodware USA stamp

must be a new creation between the Monday the challenge is introduced and concluded at 8:00 pm Sunday

Find out more about Woodware USA stamps still have time to get a free inky-link ink pad with each purchase. The stamps are photo-polymer, and they are made right here in the United States.

We are so glad that you stopped by today because the design team has some amazing samples. Just click on their names to be taken straight to their blog posting.

Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WOODWARE USA First Challenge...A Color Combo

Welcome to our first challenge here at Woodware USA! If you are returning to our blog, we know that you will enjoy the new format with our loyal followers being able to join the fun with us. If you are just happening upon our challenge, we are glad to have you and can’t wait to see what you create!! We will be giving away a monthly prize, so check out the rules below!

The challenge this week is a color combo: RED, GREEN, AND BROWN. We thought this was fitting for the upcoming holiday season! It may spur us on to finish up our holiday cards!

A few rules:

1. Create a paper crafting project using this week’s color combo challenge for one entry in our monthly drawing. If you use a Woodware USA stamp in your creation, you will receive an additional entry.

2. Link up the post with the card to our In-linkz system. SCS gallery users put WoodwareUSA as one of your keywords in addition to linking up your card.

3. You have until 8:00pm EST Sunday before the next challenge to enter.

Thanks so much for joining us and for playing along with this challenge...Please go to WOODWARE USA to post your creation!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This Year... I Promise to Eat less Pie!

I will NOT wobble this year, I will NOT wobble this year!
This sentiment and image combo from DRS Designs crack me up! I stamped the sentiment all over the background and then I stamped the turkey and colored him with copics. I used my nesties to make the circle and I used another fun DRS circle stamp to add a fun border. Then I stamped the sentiment on twill tape and secured it with large eyelets. Thanks for popping and in and be sure to repeat to yourself..."I will NOT Wobble..." 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SISC 35 Oh Scrap...

Here is the Challenge for this weeks Stamp Insanity Challenge blog...OH, SCRAP!
 - Create a project with only your leftover bits and strips of paper and bitty pieces of ribbon you just can’t part with! Any scraps will do!! No one will call us crazy hoarders – will they?
HAA HAA HAA... Love that show... ANYWAY... I used this darling little image,Morgan Claus, and this wonderfully true sentiment. I colored her with copics and then I got to use my glitter pens and stickles to dress her up... and of course liquid applique for her "fluff!" My scraps were the red polka dot ribbon... and I had JUST ENOUGH!
Be sure to pop over to the Stamp Insanity blog to show us your Stuff...

And...for this weeks Asylum...I present
Norwich State Hospital

The Salmon building at Norwich State Hospital, Connecticut's second public insane asylum, founded in 1904, was a building built for male forensic patients, those found not guilty by reason of insanity. An original construction building, part of the initial footprint of the hospital campus, Salmon was a milestone in terms of the construction of psychiatric hospital buildings for the violent insane. Every window was barred with prison-style 2/3 inch thick iron bars built into the brick, as well as a heavy mesh screen. In order to move down the ward, the door ahead would only be unlocked when the one behind was closed - airlock style - which would insure that even in the event that a patient escaped his room, he wasn't going far.

In nearly 70 years of operation, not a single escape was recorded from Salmon

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DRS Designs Fall Card... Love these Leaves!!!

I love these stamps from DRS. I embossed them with gold and then sponged the background with browns and oranges. I added the sentiment and the ribbon...AND the fun orange leaves. These stamps coordinate with the AWESOME new releases from DRS Designs. You can check them out here! Be sure to check back to see what I whip up with these awesome new designs! Thanks and have a great day

!Stamps Used...small leaf silhouette,medium leaf silhouette,turning swirling autumn

Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome to the WOODWARE Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I used the set BUBBLE WREATH and colored all of the circles in with glitter! I ADORE GLITTER... so this was a blast for me to do! Please make sure you check out the other gals blogs and comment to be entered in the drawing for the stamp setHere are some of the rules of our hop to be able to win a set of these awesome stamps of your very own!
1. Visit all of the design team’s blogs and leave a comment by Wednesday, November 10th at 8:00 pm EST.

2. We will have one winner drawn from one of our design team’s blogs, but it’s a secret. You will win a stamp set and a large assortment of other goodies!

3. To be eligible to win you need to comment on all of the design teams’ posts and this post on the Woodware USA blog.
We are also excited to announce that starting next week we will be including everyone in our challenges. We want to see your amazing creations. Everyone who participates will get an entry into a monthly drawing for prizes. And, there will be opportunities to get multiple entries per week. We want you to love Woodware USA as much as we do!! We promise our Challenges will be fun and easy to play along with! you don't need to have Woodware stamps to play along... but if ya got'em... get 'em ready! Thanks for popping in... look on my sidebar for the other DT members blogs!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Think Ink Challenge #32... Blue, Silver and White!

This is our second Customer Think INK Challenge, these are starting to be all sorts of fun! The Challenge is to use the colors Blue, Silver and White to create your card for this week!

I used this darling AI set, Three Wishes, and had a great time coloring it with my copic markers and glitter pens! This set is currently in the ARTful Inkalbes clearance bin for under $10.

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

* You have until Monday, November 8th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 to win a BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG AND TO HOST ONE OF THE UPCOMING AI CHALLENGES! You will not need AI stamps to host, we will send you instructions on what to do. Plus a 10% off code for your next Artful INKables Order!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

*Please make sure that you link your creation back to the AI Blog

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC32.

ARTful Inkables Blog Hop... A FUN New Digi!

Welcome to the Artful Inkables November Digi Set blog hop! If you haven't come here from Alicia's, then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog so you don't miss anything along the way. You are going to love this new digi set! Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog, you never know which blog we'll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Thursday, November 4th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance to win our new digi image!

The next stop on the hop is...Jackie

Thank you once again for joining us today for the Artful INKables November Digi Set Blog Hop, be sure to head on over to the store pick up this fantastic new image!