This card was made for a young lady turning 15. Since she has a December Birthday, I wanted to make her a winter theme card. I picked papers with a muted color, to feel more grown up and sophisticated. The image is a digital stamp, colored to with match the papers. "Make a Wish" is stamped in brown on green paper. I finished it off with a bow, and some Bling for the buttons on her jacket and the snowman hat. I embossed the falling snow and added diamond glaze to the snowman's buttons, eyes and mouth.

Papers ...My Minds" eye
Coloring .. Prismacolor and Gamsol
Image ...Digital Doodling (Tilly and Snowman)
I tried to give this card a bit of a grown up feel, after all she is now the Big "15"! Tell me what you think...did I do it? There is a comment link above the picture!
This card is entered into this Challenge
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Winter Birthday

Doodle Beans Digital Stamps is the "Sponsor of the Month" for Sew Many Cards.
The DT Members received several different images to paly image screams "Accomplishment", don't you think so too? The possibilities are endless....this can be given to a special child who passed a test they have been dreading, or the teenager who received her license, or a co-worker who completed a big project...or a dear friend who has made it through a tough week....see endless!

Randa, the designer for Doodle Beans, has some freebies on the site too....I cut out the elephant and put it on one of the background freebies to create this card. I colored both with Prismacolors and Gamsol, added some stickles on a few of the stars and the stripe of the ball, layered the image and printed the words from my PC (Word).

I have entered this card in these challenges:

Forever Friends ~ Anything Goes
Creative Crew ~ Anything Goes

Just wanted to share with you a project my daughter and I have been working on...

These started off as clear glass ornaments from the craft store. And with the Magic of "Glitter and Bling" we were able to transform them into these beautiful little keepsakes!

Each one was designed with a particular person in mind, wich made this project so much fun. We out a lot of thought into picking the right colors, adding bling and finding the perfect ribbon!

Hopefully when they are received, everyone will feel that they received a gift that was made especially for them!

Tell me what you think of our project, there is a comment link at the top of the post!

And you know what that means....Another Design from Angela at Sew Many Cards. If you have received yours we look forward to you showing us what you make with it!

If you didn't get one, don't can still sign up for the newsletter and I have a link for you on my left side bar....Then, on Fridays, you will get not only the Friday Freebie, but other fun news and maybe even a discount code!


If you love working with these images, check this out....Sew Many Cards has sent a "shout out" for the next Design Team!!! Is that you??? It could be!! Check it out!!

For this week's freebie, I decided to color the candy canes in Pink and Black. I like the contrast in the colors, because of that, I wanted to keep the background simple. I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I put a bit of Stickles in the center of the holly in pink. I tied a shear ribbon around the card front with a little gem in the center....and in my world everything sparkles....even candy canes!!! So I "Blinged" mine....LOL

I also entered this card in:
Tellen's Place Challenge Week 5 Black background!
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 30 Free for all!
Dare U 2 Challenge 28 Last Minute Christmas Cards
SophistiCat Challenge 15 Anything Goes!
Artful Inkables Clean & Simple
The Pink Elephant Challenge 45 Winter and/or Christmas

Sooooo tell me what you think!!! I would love to hear from you!! The comment link is above the picture!!!

No Matter how you say it~ It is RED
This week's Challenge over at
Sew Many Cards is RED and only red!
Your image can be what ever colors you choose, however all you background colors and embellishments can only be RED!

So show us how creative are you!! What can you do in a monochromatic world?!?

I chose the Winter Bonus Ornament for my image, I have been wanting to play with this one since I seen it!

I used paper piecing to adorn the ornament. I started by cutting several leaves of the poinsettia in card stock and vellum. I thought this would give the leaves a little depth. The center is a group of beads and glitter. The green leaves on the ornament are also paper piecing, cut out of green paper and then darkened with color pencils, and a bit of glitter down the middle. The patch is cut from vellum.
The body of the ornament is covered in tiny glass beads, and then a light dusting of MS glitter.
For the background I used three different reds. A card stock, a metallic, and vellum. I ran the vellum thought the cuttlebug and cut it into strips. The strips were attached to the metallic paper, and then to the card stock. I added a thin "fringed" red ribbon across the top of the card, so I could hang the ornament. The hook is made from Wild Wire.

Do you like it, hate it? Tell me what you think! Comment link is above the picture!
I also entered this card in Tellen's Paper Piecing Challenge this week!

I used the Friday Freebie "Fiesta" Tree to make a gift tag! I colored it with Primaccolor pencils and gamsol. I added Stickles to the patches, some "Sparkle Yarn" I had in my stash from long ago.., for trimming and the tag hanger.....But it was missing something....GLITTER!...of course, so I added some MS glitter to the middle of the sparkle yarn.
I sandwiched the yarn with another tree cut out and printed with Merry Christmas, To & From on the back.....So what do you think?

Have you signed up for the Sew Many Cards Newsletter yet??

If you did, then you have received this weeks Friday Freebie! This Festive tree is yours...Color it, cut it and stack it, embellish it....just have fun with it!!!
Why not stop by our NING Community and show us your creativity!

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This week's Challenge over at Sew Many Cards is WINTER

OK, we all know by now that I LOVE WINTER!!! My first thought was snowflakes, or snowmen....But when I started looking at Angela's DigiStamps, I swear PJ was jumping up and down, begging to be picked for my card! How could I resist?

I thought of him gliding (skating) across a frozen pond....something I did only once as a child...It was scary! I do wish I could be a graceful skater...but,! LOL

Thank goodness we have PJ, a graceful glider on the ice....inviting you to step on to the ice and take a spin around the pond for some good old Winter Fun!

PJ was colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The trees were cut on the Cricut with the Winter Woodland cartridge. The pond is an overlay of vellum, the edge of the pond and the trees are coated in Twinket's Diamond Dust from HL.

OK, your turn us how you enjoy winter!

It's Tayla!
It's a gift card holder!
Did you get your guess in? Did you guess correctly? Do you wanna see the rest?
Visit the other DT Members and see all the New Releases for December from Sew Many Cards!

Sherry (ME)

So, did you like what you saw? You can be part of the fun too....Join us at our NING Community. You will find Swappin groups, RAKs, games and a few friends!

And for the month of December you can get a free, yes FREE!, Digi Stamp bonus pack with a $10 or more purchase! Check it out!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Winter! And Snowflakes....I find them to be so beautiful! I love how snow's like natures has sprinkled it with glitter!
For my snowflake I tried to capture a bit of the delicate beauty and sparkle of a snowflake. I layered vellum paper and a blue shimmery paper to form my snowflake. a band of shear ribbon across the front to keep it light, and a few "snowballs" that are covered in glitter on the ribbon. Also I topped off the snowflake with a few crystals to make it sparkle.
The snowflake layers were cut with my cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge, the word "winter" was cut from the Blackletter cartridge, once in blue then again in the vellum. I cut off a portion the vellum letters and layered them on the blue. The background was embossed the D'Vine Swirls folder and the cuttle bug.
Isn't Winter Beautiful!

There is a lot going on at Sew Many Cards this week!

Don't Forget to sign up for the SEW MANY CARDS Newsletter and have the Friday Freebie send directly to you! There is a link on my sidebar that will take you there and be sure you don't miss any of the fun!

It's my turn!!!
Today I get to share a Sneak Peek of a new image from the talented Angela at Sew Many Cards!

Can you guess what it is?
Look Carefully.....
Got a Guess?!?!?!?

Ok...let's play a game......
Visit the other DT Members Blogs below, check out their Sneak Peeks as they post them, compile your list....check it twice...(LOL...I crack myself up!) Submit your final list by Sunday, December 6th. To do so, visit our NING Community and leave a message for Angela, Jeri or Sarabeth!

December 1st Visit Mary and Angela
December 2nd Visit Sheila, Kim and Trish
December 3rd Visit Julie, and Me... Thanks for visiting!!
December 4th Visit Sarabeth, Georgia and Deanette
December 5th Visit Jeri
December 6th...Deadline to turn in Guesses HERE
Check Back on December 7th to see all the Big Reveals!

BUT WAIT...That's Not All!!

Did I mention...BLOG CANDY!!!!

This is exciting for me, I am new to blogging so this is my first blog candy give away!!!
My Blog candy is a few fun items you can use to embellish your projects and would work great with the new December releases! What I have for one winner is; 1 cuttlebug folder "Snowflakes", 1 bottle of Stickles "Xmas red" 2 rolls of Ribbon, one with snowflakes and the other has stripes and glitter, finally 2 clear stamps, one a gift box and the other a pair of mittens!
Want a chance to win?!?!? All you need to do is....

1) Follow My Blog!
2) Join the Sew Many Cards NING Community
3) Put a link to this post on your blog
4) Leave me a comment letting me know you have done so!
(comment link is on the top of each post)
5) Winner will be picked on Dec 9th!

HOLD ON.....There is Still More!!!!

A Scavenger Hunt!!!!
Yep, going on right now.....Over at the Party Spot of course!

Another fun and exciting game to play with us! And guess what the prize is????? A Sew Many Cards Digi Stamp set! Find the items on the list, and submit your answers to our wonderful leaders. Angela, Jeri or Sarabeth for your chance to win!!!

Our challenge this week was Technique: Accordion Card.

This can also be called fan fold...that is what I am calling it..."Frosty Fan Fold" LOL
I followed the directions on split coast stampers, using my scorepal.
The adorable snowman is from , Sew Many Cards, the snowflake and "brrrr" were cut with my cricut and the Winter Woodland cartridge.
Some glitter here, some stickles there...a bit of bling and a few "snowballs" and TaDa it's Winter!!!
*** For those who want to know how I made this you go!
I used the Stair Step Fold instructions from SCS .
The Snow Man is a digi stamp from Sew Many Cards. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils on his hat, nose and around the outside of his body for a shadow. I used silver stickles on his patches and to trim his hat. I put a drop of Diamond Glaze on each eye and traced his mouth too. Once all that was dry, I painted him with glue and applied glitter to the entire body.
The Snowflake was cut with design studio and from the Winter Woodlands cartridge, I cut 2 one 3" tall on the DS Mat and the other 3 3/4" on the DS Mat.
"Brrrr" was 1 3/4" tall on the DS Mat and I cut the shadow for "Brrrr" I cut a strip of the blue paper and punched it with the MS Dripp Goo Punch and placed it on the fist layer behind the "Brrr"

The mounds of snow on the 2nd layer were cut free hand, I ran white paper through the cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls folder. I put glue on the edges and sprinkled some "snow" on them. I can't tell you what this is, I just had a baggie of it and wanted to use it! I think it is "snow" that you can decorate a table with or around a tree.

I finished off my card by adding bling...Silver beads on "Brrr", a crystal snowflake in the middle of the snowflakes and white glitter domes (I call them snowballs, from HL) on the points and a few on the front of the card.

Another new image form Angela at Sew Many Cards! This digi stamp is in your SEW MANY CARD NEWSLETTER!! You you have not sign up yet, there is a link on my side bar, hurry over, complete the form and be sure you receive your free image this week!!

For my card, I used a combination of Prismacolor pencils and markers for the cactus. I added stickles to the lights to make them sparkle and flower soft to the hat and snow for some texture. Finished with ribbon and embellishments along the side for added color.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Nontraditional Christmas Colors!! So of course PURPLE!!! I found this dotted purple paper and knew I wanted to us it....but with what? I next found a paper with Christmas postage stamps in a variety of "faded", vintage colors in Purple, burgundy, cream and green. I decided on a background from the red family to match the printed "stamp" paper. I didn't want the colors to look too "Red Hat Society" so I trimmed the cut pieces in a metallic brown. A gold bell and some purple skittles to finish it off!!! Purple, Burgundy and Brown....Nontraditional!
If you want, check out this swap on the Cricut Messageboard...Gina posts a link to all the card fronts in the first post when she recevies them!

This is our first sponsor challenge at Sew Many Cards! This week we are making Christmas cards not only with a Sewn Together image, but also an image from the Cutting Cafe!! Have you been there yet? Here is what Regina has to say:

Hello my name is Regina Easter. I have 4 wonderful children and an awesome supportive husband. I have for as long as I can remember loved all the aspects of creating things with paper and drawing. So it was only fitting that I decided to open up The Cutting Cafe' and I am loving every bit of this new venture. The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration, Bosskut Gazelle and Cricut (with Scal software). The Printable Stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer. After the images are printed out, you can just color them in like you would any other stamped imaged...One great thing about the Printable Stamps and Cutting Files is that you no longer have to worry about finding space to store all of your stamps....You can keep them all in a folder in your computer and use over and over again.

Sew....(lol) So as you can see, you can do so much with digital images!

I used a Christmas word block and a tree from the Cutting Cafe and then I shrunk an ornament image from Sewn Together and added several of them to the tree. Of course I had to but a bit of glitter on everything!!

National Girlfriend and Sister's Week
I am only as strong as the coffee I drink, the hairspray I use and the friends I have.

Here's To the Cool Women who have touched my life.

It is good to be a woman:
1. We got off the Titanic first.
2. We can scare male bosses with the mysterious gynecological disorder excuses.
3. Taxis stop for us.
4. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.
5. No fashion faux pas we make, could even rival the Speedo.
6. We don't have to pass gas to amuse ourselves.
7. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.
8. We can congratulate our teammate without ever touching her rear end.
9. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.
10. We have the ability to dress ourselves.
11. We can talk to the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.
12. If we marry someone 20 years younger, we are aware that we will look like an idiot.
13. We will never regret piercing our ears.
14. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.
15. We can make comments about how silly men are in their presence because they aren't listening anyway.

It's FRIDAY!!!!! You know what that means?!?!?!?! Another Adorable Sewn Together Creation!!! And Guess won't even have to remember to stop by and pick up your free digi can be delivered right to you! Can you believe that?!?!?! Can it get any easier...I think not!!!

All you need to do is simply sign up for the SEW MANY CARD NEWSLETTER, and you will receive the Friday Freebie Digi Stamps!!! There is a link on my sidebar to get you started!

Here is a card I made with the new Polar Bear digi stamp.....

I used fun flock to make her furry, colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, highlighted with touches of Stickles and Glitter to add an icy sparkle!!! So.....Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!

This weeks Challenge is to use Brown, Green & Orange Only!!!!

You can use any image, and color it as you like, but when you put your project together, use Brown, Green and Orange!

I picked this adorable digi stamp of Tayla playing in a pumpkin patch!

Colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and added some ultra fine glitter. I embossed a panel with pumpkins, tied a ribbon around it and finished it with a little leaf. Finally I added three leaves in orange, brown and green to the opposite side...Hope you like it!

How Lucky can you be on Friday the 13th! Angela has created another adorable Digi Stamp for you and is giving it away for FREE!!!

I decided to color my Dolphins with a "Lisa Frank" feel, being a bit playful with the colors...kind of carefree and FUN! Just a way to show are limited only by your imagination!

Visit Sew Many Cards and grab this image while you can....AND....while you are there why not join in the fun with Paper Cuts Challenge #17!

As always, you can check out the design team's blogs for some wonderful and creative ideas! We would love to hear from you!

And just in case you have ever wondered....YES there is a PINK DOLPHIN! It is an albino Bottlenose, which can be found in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary in Louisiana!! Can you say "Life Imitating Art"!?!?!?!

Angela from Sew Many Card has designed this thank you!! AND so everyone can share their thanks to the men and women you know who serve, she is offering this to you for free!! That's right it's a freebie! So hop on over to Sew Many Cards ,pick up your image and send someone you know alittle thank you!

Fall Colors! Our theme for October was fall colors, I wanted to do something alittle different...I found the background paper with slightly muted colors and decided to build a card front with these colors. I added the leaf, to me crunchy leaves are a big part of fall! The ribbon says Welcome Fall...

This Weeks Challenge was to make a Christmas project with a Bow.
The bow could be tied and added, drawn and colored or even a pattern on some paper!
I chose to use Morty for my image, I dunno, there is something about him holding that list...trying to look innocent, yet you can tell he wants to explain something.....So I added the message..."Dear Santa, I can Explain.......Morty"
I colored the image with Prismacolors Pencils and Gamsol, then I cut it out and put him on a cream colored background. I added ivory Flower-soft to his hat to give a fluffy feel. The bow I made from some sheer black ribbon and secured it with a brad. I also added brads along the sides of the card. The paper is all from a pack called Magic of the Season. So what do you think? Don't you just want to hop over to Sew Many Cards and get an image for your self to play with?!?!

Don't forget to visit Sew Many Cards to pick up this weeks Friday Freebie!
This is the card I made with the image. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The insides says "Hello Princess"

November Release Value Pack
This value pack is made with November in mind and comes with 6 Images and is only $6:

Donkey with Turkey and cart of apples, a leaf, acorns, crow, and a Pie.
Remember to sign up for our newsletter And for a limited time to get a special discount code for 25% off your purchases!
Use this link to check them out!

ONLY Available to you FREE with purchases over $10 during the month of November
Here's the link where they can see what images are included in this special set

Masculine! A masculine Thinking of You or Birthday....
YIKES!!!....This is different for me! I LOVE my BLING and ribbon....but of course those were out...What was I going to do?!?! LOL
I finally did put together a masculine bling, no ribbon....instead, I used leather and rope for the ribbon and eyelets for the bling!!! What do you think? Does it work???
I stamped "Make a Wish" on a paper with a wood plank look. The card front bottom is a "blue jean" paper and the top is a distressed stripped paper.

I just added a new site to my list of places I visit called Scrappin'Cricut! She has tons of coupons this is my first visit here, but she said it is a weekly list!! Thought I would share! Here is the link so you can visit Scrappin' Cricut too!

Thank you Jen for letting me know the comment verification was not working correctly! And thank you Jeri for helping me to correct it! And for ALL the great comments you have left!!

This sounds like fun so why not?I visited this blog today and she is hosting a Craft It Forward, which I am now continuing on my blog!How it works:The first five people to respond to this post will get something handmade by me.Please note:There are no guarantees you will like what I make...although I sure hope you do! What I create will be just for you.You'll receive it this year (2009)The item will be a surprise to you and can be ANYTHING handmadeIn return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog, email me the link back to your Craft It Forward post, your snail mail addy and then make 5 things for 5 people.My email address is: Please put CRAFT IT FORWARD in your email to me!

My Daughter LOVES....this saga! So, for her , I joined this swap,I thought she would enjoy receiving the rewards for my, I knew she would love everything! So, I signed up....then I panicked....what in the world was I going to make??? Not a clue....I better read the book!
I did mention I like to craft in various forms....I know there are many for me to try....but one other craft I enjoy is beading, well for me it's making bracelets.....Since there is a bracelet in the story...I wanted to make my version of Bella's Bracelet. This is it....My Dear Daughter says it is great! What a wonderful child!

We had a choice between two themes for the month of August...
"Thinking of You" or "Just a Note"
I decided on "Just a Note"...My Daughter has been in Band and LOVES her music, so I have a few stamps related to music! I also had a "just a note stamp"...and the music note background paper...Perfect, right?!?!?!
I love the Black, White & Red color combination, so I accented my card front with red....I really like how it turned out...I hope everyone in the swap does too!

How Cute are these girls! OMG....I can just hear them now.."Hey Girlfriend"..."You Go Girl!"
LOL....When I saw this stamp, from art Impressions, I knew I just had to make a card for a dear friend of mine. Just so happens...she had a special day coming up! I wanted something Cool, Sassy...and Fun! Colored using the MCPT, layered with blue to pop the image off the background paper...a few pearls to add some bling and I think these girls are just the ticket!

Friendship! That is the theme for July!!! I wanted to do some thing a bit different with the word friendship. Nowadays your Best Friend is known as your "BESTIE" or even your "BFF". So, to be Cool and Trendy....or because I use the term daily...I chose to make a BFF card!
I picked out a flower print paper in bold colors on a white background. I cut the little frames from the Cricut Storybook cartridge in DS and I made a second cut in DS to create the bottom of the card on a coordinating striped paper. A third cut (frame) was made with white card stock, and "BFF" (storybook) was applied to it and then the card. I added sparkle to the black background with stickles...

I was able to participate in a Wish RAK and wanted to send a nice card along! I had seen these cards posted on the Cricut Message board and was intrigued by them...I just knew this would be the perfect type of card to send. My "wisher" likes her colors deep, dark and rich.... and I loved the hint of sparkle in this paper....I found the perfect brads in my you have first and only (so far) Joy Fold Card! By the way, it was loved by my "wisher"!!

June's theme was Thank you! Oh there are so many ways to say Thanks! I started with this pink paper with a brown dot pattern that was faded along the edges...I really like the paper, I paired it with the brown, and picked this blue to keep it the faded edges. My Thank you stamp was punched with a circle because of the swirls in the paper...and I added a sheer pink bow to top it off!

Shoebox Swap Round 3....During this swap, one of the very talented ladies created "badge" of sorts for us. This icon was added to our signature line on the Cricut Message board. One of the items to be placed in the box was a "friendship" card. I decided to use our icon for my my swap partner would always remember the fun we had! My favorite part of making this part was "lacing" the shoe...

Well "Dad" also know as DH, had been wanting a fish tank for some time. So for Father's Day, the kids and I finally got one for him. Now this is a more complicated gift then you would think...1) how were we going to wrap it? It was a 36 gallon monster. (we kept it in the back of my car) 2) how were we going to get it in the house...tank and stand and all the fishy stuff you need...and then 3) what kind of fish did he want or need. I knew nothing about starting a tank!
Afraid that he would "find" the tank in my car, we decide to give it to him a week early! He was surprised! Good thing we did...there is a lot to setting up a tank to keep it and the fish healthy!
We had gotten him a book also and proceeded to get the tank ready for fish. Then you could not add just any fish....there are certain fish ,starter fish, that can survive the chemical changes a new tank has to cycle through. So...On Father's Day, we gave dad this card, with a "shopping pass" to get his fish for his new tank.....the fish on the card are Red Swordtails, the are Strong enough to survive the cycling of the tank and are the ones DH wanted.....the card shows his tank with fish!

Floral was the them for May... I made a couple different color combos for this swap, My DD wanted to pick colors and she inked around the images that I colored with the MCPT. We used glittery paper with a flower print for added sparkle and to follow the theme, The Stamp is a Suzy's Zoo Stamp, called Suzy's Daisy. I can not find the pictures I took, but I was able to get the picture the hostess took.

I love my MIL...She is an amazing, loving, wonderful woman. From the day I met her, she embraced me as one of her own and has made me feel very much a part of her family! She has an extraordinary..slightly wicked...sense of humor...she can make a teenage blush! But she does so in a sophisticated, witty the time they pick up on the underlying meaning...they are blushing...she will just chuckle and walk away...LOL The inside of this cards reads "Today may you know the Love and Joy you bring to our Family. Happy Mother's Day"