Monday, November 28, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge #10

I know this is so unlike me to have a card made that isn't for one of my design teams.  I wanted to enter another DeNami challenge and needed a boy birthday card, so here is what I came up with. 

My card has an open window to see the fun design on the paper inside.
Sentiment: A Muse
DP:  October Afternoon Night Light
Nesties:  Classic Squares, Long Classic Rect.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 4: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.

Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.
The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!


I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!

Visit
The Altered Alice to see who the randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "THANKS"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is to give THANKS.


I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday SSSC144, and I'm also entering this on in The Pink Elephants TPE126 Giving Thanks challenge.

Image: Pixie Dust Studio Fall Pixie
DP: October Afternoon County Fair
Copic:  R39, 59, 89, YR12, 14, YG95, 97, 99, BG05, 07, 09, 53, E27, 47, 49
Nesties:  Crown Ovals, Petite Ovals SM
Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Thankful Print

Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Nov. 30TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)
Kathy

Also, stop by the Pixie Dust store tomorrow for the Black Friday Sale!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 3: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.

Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!


I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!

Enter at The Altered Alice by Friday, November 25 (day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Breaking Dawn Blog Hop


Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It’s no ordinary challenge Thursday this week.  It’s BREAKING DAWN HOP Thursday!  The all the hoppers have made Twilight projects using the color combo Black, Red, and Silver.  Come play along with us and win some great prizes.


·         TWO lucky random winners will win THREE images of their choice!!!

·         and the GRAND Prize random winner will win their choice of a PIXIE PACK!!!

·         The grand prize will be awarded to the person who plays along with our Twilight Inspired Challenge, which will end on Wednesday, 11/23rd Noon CST.

·         The 2 other prizes will be awarded to those who have completed the hop and leave a comment on the Pixie Dust Studio Blog(Kathy's Blog.) Comments will close on Saturday, 11/19th Noon CST.

·         - All 3 winners will be chosen through Random.org and will be announced during next Thursday's Challenge (11/24th)


The hop starts here at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog.  You should have come to my blog from Anne’s blog.  Now your next step is to visit Mary J.  Make sure you leave a comment at each stop along the way.

 Here is the happy couple!
Image:  Forever
DP:  7 Gypsies
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Copic Markers:  E000, 00, 13, 15, 25, 27, 29, 50, 51
T1, 3, 5, 7, 9, BG000
YG63, 67, R24, 27, 29, YR21, 23, 24


Blog Hop List:


Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog
Sammi
Peggy Toole
Margie Cortina
Cheryl Glantz
Danni Bindel
April Davis
Taylor Usry
Anne
Erin L
Mary Johnson
Jess Marin
Cat Darling
Alison
Suzi
Tanya Johnson
Jessica Griffin
Laura Boyd
Caz
Carol Workman
Lisa Thorpe
Theresa
Kathy Fronczak - PDS Blog

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 2: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.

Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.
The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!

For my project I made a domino necklace charm.  On the back of a domino I smudged Adirondack alcohol ink (Ginger, Meadow, Butterscotch, Raisin, Copper), then stamped the images from IndigoBlu with Archival Ink.  Once dry I covered the top with glossy accents and sprinkled a few microbeads to resemble stars.  The edges of the domino are wrapped in strong double sided adhesive tape and then covered in the copper microbeads.  I added some fun Tim Holtz trinkets on jump rings.


Enter at The Altered Alice by Friday, November 25 (day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - " Picture Challenge "

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is a picture challenge. 
Just let the picture inspire you in any way.
I used the sketch from the I (heart) 2 stamp November Challenge.
Image: Pixie Dust Studio T is for Trio
DP:  October Afternoon Good Cheer
Copic:  B000, 00, 01
BG70, 72, 18
R46, 59
E70, 74, 77
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Nov. 16TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 9 Challenge - Week 1: Autumn Colors in Wonderland

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'
At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."
-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.

The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!"
Thanks Alfie!


Enter at The Altered Alice by Friday, November 25 (day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Paper Piecing"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is "paper piecing".  Just use paper piecing somewhere on your project.
 
I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS77.
 
Image:  Pixie Dust Studio Harvest Mouse
DP:  Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Copic:  YG93, 95, 97, YR04, 16, 18, E40, 42, 44, 57, 59, R02, 12
 
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Nov. 9TH!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)
 


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I've been published!!!!!

I got a big surprise in the mail today.  I opened the mailbox to find a copy of Just Steampunk (new magazine from Just Cards!) and a letter congradutaling me on being a contributor.  Happy Day!
I'm on page 92 with a cutie from Pixie Dust Studio, Miss Studio Priss & Sir Studio Punk.