Not a card …

That’s the challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week – make anything but a card … or you can use the sketch below to make a non-card item (I’m thinking a layout or a home decor item or anything your creative minds can come up with):

I did a tag instead … really I made it like a bookmark because I gave my other bookmark away and I really need another one and never got around to making one.

My bird was stamped on vellum and I dabbed the whole thing with distressed ink and heat set the ink stained vellum till the whole thing was crispy.

So now it’s your turn to go and create and come back and share with us. I’m very curious to see what non card item you will be creating, especially if you choose to use the sketch.

The randomly picked winner of their choice of two fabulous Pixie Cottage stamps.

I hope your Valentine’s Day went well!

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Clean and simple here I come …

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to this week’s challenge at The Pixie Cottage. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this week’s theme – I know I gravitate to CAS cards because they are right up my alley.

As always, we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with. This week theme is to make a clean and simple card and/or use the sketch below:

I used both the sketch and the theme to create my card this week:

I used Tim Holtz Valentine’s Day set with Versamark watermark ink pad to create the heart background. The adorable and trendy latte mug and sentiment is from The Pixie Cottage – it is part of a larger mug set that you can get from Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More. I popped up the mug and added some twine to create some dimension and interest.

This is an easy challenge, I think. I would love to see your white space! You could win 2 Pixie Cottage stamps of your choice.

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Love and Kisses

Welcome to this week’s challenge at The Pixie Cottage.

As always, we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with. This week theme is to make a love and kisses/Valentine’s theme card and/or use the sketch below:Since I received Valentine Hannah from Michelle some 2 1/2 months ago now, I have been dying to use this stamp. So I had to go with the theme this week:

I love how this card turned out! The contrast between the strong colors in the background and the softer colors in the foreground really catches my eye!

Come play along with us. You could win 2 Pixie Cottage stamps of your choice, including this lovely Valentine Hannah!

 

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I cannot live without embossing

… It is by far, my favorite way to add texture to my card – dry or heat if fine with me.

When I saw the 2012 challenge schedule for The Pixie Cottage design team, that was what I made a beeline for! That’s the challenge theme for this week at The Pixie Cottage – use embossing. You could also make a card using the sketch below (either theme or sketch or both is fine):

I made my card using the embossing theme this week, here it is:

I used The new Pixie Cottage stamp Sebastian the Snowman. Ribbon is from Michael’s Arts and Craft Store. Swiss dots embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. I also heat embossed the swiss dot background with some halographic embossing power. The background stamping around the snowman is Stampendous Cling Snow Swirls and embossed with Stampendous Shabby white embossing enamels and embellished with Stampendous Shaved Ice. Yup – I got carried away with all that embossing – it’s so much fun!

So now it’s your turn to go emboss something – don’t forget to turn off your heat gun – you don’t want to burn anything down. That’s my PSA for the day!

The randomly picked winner of their choice of two fabulous Pixie Cottage stamps.

Happy heating in this cold cold January!

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The Pixie Cottage Design Team

I am pleased to announced that Michelle Offenberger has invited me to join her design team at The Pixie Cottage.

Michelle also runs Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More store where she carries some of the most desirable stamps in the industry. She also manufactures and are the sole distributor for The Pixie Cottage Stamps. You will be seeing some of those stamps on my cards over the next 6 months.

I am also thrilled to be designing along side these talented ladies:

Senior Design Team

Kate Tate - Design Team Leader

Tanya Rudd-Design Team Tutorial Specialist

Davi Long Reid

Nancy Holland

Tanya Johnson

Sharon Harding

Heidi Steinhebel

Audrey

Junior Design Team

Francy-Tutorial Specialist

Denise Cayce

Wendy

Kobie Fouche

Stephanie Lee (That’s me)

Denise Gwalter

Tina Keller

Mary Lou Schroeder

I can’t wait to get my stamps and start in November.

 

 

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