I can't wait to see your Pixie Cottage creations!!!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The star of the card is my latest furry friend
to reside in the The Pixie Cottage DIGITAL Shoppe
Hopefully running all over Blog land
to enter some challenges
will get him up and moving:
Stamp It Crazy free for all
Gingerloft Happy Haunting
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Make It Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Fall colors
Meljens - Fall Colors
Stamptacular Sunday - Colors of Fall
Creative Stamp Friends - Autumn
Craftalicious - Autumn Colors
Drunken Stampers - Fall
A Crafty Little Place - Autumn
Flourishes - Autumn
Speedy The Cats Friends - Pumpkin
Stampin For The Weekend - Tag It
Can't wait to see what you concoct!
Last week the Pixie Cottage and Sienna
teamed up to bring you
for more on Sienna .
THANK YOU for supporting their cause
and for sharing this information with everyone you know!!!
A few weeks ago we attended Open House. I documented our evening to share with Daddy. When my eyes fell upon the HERO portion of Sienna's poster my heart skipped a beat.
I couldn't wait to get home and email Miss Michelle...
WOW. It just amazes me how God puts particular people in our life and how a little bit thoughtfulness and kindness can blossom into something more than we ever could have imagined on our own.
If you've read the blog posts with Sienna's letter explaining her choice of benefit. You know that she had to spend 2 weeks in National Jewish Hospital in Denver. We were blessed to have insurance, but only the first 2 nights were required hospital stays, the additional 12 nights you were on your own. A friend of mine, Miss Debbie, that I met attending weekend crops, has a sister, Miss Gayla, that lives in Denver. Miss Gayla, opened her heart and home to Sean and Sienna. Giving a scared child a sense of comfort and normalcy. Because of her thoughtfulness Sienna was able to meet STAR.
(I emailed Miss Gayla about SIENNA’s Benefit Autism STAMPS)
she wrote back:
How can all the children you will help ever thank you. I have sent your link to many people this evening and will continue to send it on. Angel and Star are here this evening when I got your message and we all have a tear of joy and thanks in our hearts and eyes. Because of people like you children all over the world will get better. They will learn to talk, to walk, to sing, and most of all to draw. You all by your self are changing the world. YOU are my hero.
Thank you Gayla
Who is your HERO?
Who has God put in your path
and what wonderful things
does he have up his creative sleeve in store for you?
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sienna did just that!
saying "YES, Sienna,
Thank you for supporting Autism research too!
We encourage you to get your hands on some of
SIENNA’s Benefit Autism STAMPS
They would be super stocking stuffers, make great gifts for teachers,
a fabulous addition to any craft room and KIDS LOVE TO CREATE!
AND most important they benefit AUTISM, not to mention they cost less than your average cup of coffee!!!
It didn't take her long to use hers...
The look of amazement and pride is one I recognize.
Can you just imagine what she'll be doing when she is 38?
Leave it to Sienna to request the thick pink mulberry paper
so the flamingoes could be feathery!
Signs of a HAPPY stamp...INK!
On the morning I debuted my Polkadotasuraus Stamp I wrote that the girlies were up bright and early making tri-shutter cards of their own. I wasn't kidding...
Sienna gave her creation to Mrs. Hayes,
her teacher from last year,
who got to hear this process every step of the way.
Thanks again for sharing the word about
SIENNA’s Benefit Autism STAMPS
around the world!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
As always in addition to the theme,
we provide you with a sketch. You may use either or or both.
Link back your NEW creation to Fun & Games Challenge 37
for your chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps
Which of you paper aficionados recognizes
the pattern paper I used on the inside of this card? :)
Once again the recycler in me comes to life!!
Thank you very much hopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week of creating.
Next up on the creative agenda...
(for the kiddos) 3 designer pumpkins, a cake, and a loaf of banana bread for the fair.
I turned in my art last weekend.
This Friday I voyage to St.Louis to see my mommy and to attend the So You Think You Can Dance Tour...can't wait!
In Studio work continues daily on my first children's book.
I am so blessed to be living out my dreams.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
And used this week's sketch by Adrina...
on the "down low"~the part that rests on the table...
365 Cards Day 196 - Country Charm
Pollycraft - Autumn Colors
Paper Make Up - Autumn
Paper Players - Fall color combo
Creative Card Crew - Autumn
Theme Thursday - Autumn
Paperplay - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar -
Wee Memories - Fall into Autumn
Stempel Magie - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Raise the Bar - Orange, Brown and Green
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Chamber Maids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Tellens Place - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Real or Faux stitching
Going Grey - Go Digi
Are you prepared, sheltered or full of surprises?
Or are you just so plum tuckered you are in need of a cat nap?
I'd love to read which you match.
I mentioned 2 FREE Frogs...
HOP on OVER to The Pixie Cottage
and enjoy a special gift from Miss Michelle & moi...
2 ARTishtic froggies engrossed in a
lifting game of leap frog
can be yours wit a click! THEN tune in next week for an opportunity to use them!!!
The third element of my title was the "not so itsy bitsy spider"
If the mice didn't have you squealing SHE might!
Sienna pointed her out yesterday..."Yikes"
(at least she is on the outside of the window!)
Spooky, intriguing and Challenge Worthy for her zig-zag stitching!!!
Embrace the little things in life;
fuzzy white mice, BIG scary spiders, fidgety frogs,
Either way, have an awesome day!!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Introducing... Polkadotasaurus by ARTish
You still have time to enjoy theSALE & Blog CANDY
of being a Guest Designer at
where their current challenge is SPOTS and STRIPES.
(POLKaDOTaSAURUS definitely qualifies in the SPOT department!)
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE -I Sing Clearly With 3 Papers
365 CARDS -favorite coloring tool: Copics /favorite dimension additive: BOOST Stickers
Just Hanna Stamps -Tri-Shutter Card
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS -Stripes
(card, layout, or gift item) is the possibility of winning a fabulous prize from
their sponsor, and home of the Pixie Cottage Stamps .
The winner will receive a $10 shop gift certificate
as well as her choice of the New Hannah Stamp in rubber
OR her choice of any 2 digital stamps from Michelle's Scrapbooking and More!
Now, that's a great reason to pull out all of
your pattern papers with SPOTS & STRIPES....
I love to learn new things! (ask me in a few weeks how crocheting is going)
I challenged myself in this endeavor by attempting a tri-shutter-card.
(looks more complicated than it actually was, in fact this a.m. my girlies were perched in my window seat stamping and making tri-shutter cards for their teachers!)
start with 6" x 12" piece of paper
score from both short ends at 2" and 4"
rotate paper vertically cutting at the 4.5" mark on both sides
from the two score lines furthest apart
Having the dots under control, I plotted out my STRIPES...
I wanted to bring Polkadotasaurus to life via layering (and lots of coloring)
him and all his 'pieces parts'...
And now assembled utilizing "BOOST STICKERS" :)
(That is what Sierra asked for this a.m.--
it took me a few to realize she wanted 3-d foam pop dots
to give her image a BOOST off her card. How cute is that!?)
FLAT spots seemed boring, so I sprinkled fuzzy brads upon the green and blue SPOTS
got to love COLORFUL CHAOS....
I am such a fan of dimension- this style card truly delivers!
here is the stretched out view...a glimpse at the layers...
the very sparkly palm frans and petite brown pom-pons trunk...
slick dino parts
And a message for all of my artistic friends,
Thank you ladies at Stamp Something for letting me play with you!
Good Luck to all who enter their SPOTS & STRIPES!!