Monday, February 28, 2011

A Blog Hop and Exciting News!!!

Creative Cowgirls are having another Blog Hop!

We will be having an Easter/Spring Hop for our challenge that will begin on March 27th.
There will be a fabulous basket of goodies available for someone who posts the badge on their blog and creates a post as well as adding it to their side bar!
$50.00 worth of fabulous fun prizes!
So grab the badge,
Make an announcement post to help us spread the word that includes the hop badge
Add the hop badge to your side bar
Leave us a message to let us know you have done so
 My Valentine Project was chosen as a TOP THREE at Creative Cowgirls! Yee Ha!
I used the digi, "Do-Little Dolly" from Pixie Dust Studio. Kathy's newest collection, "Moonbeam" will be released on March 1st! See posts below this one for Sneak Peeks.

Day Two of Sneak Peeks for "Moonbeam" at Pixie Dust Studio!!!

As promised, I have more Sneak Peeks for you today! This is such an adorable collection! Such cute and fun images to work with!

 This is "Take Me to Your Beiber"!

And a closer look. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the name of this digi image! Then Justin had to go and spoil things by getting a new haircut! LOL

The Pixie Cottage- Something Cute (Wed.)

This is "Moonbeam, the Unicorn"....

...And a closer look. I used the same gathered ribbon technique that I used on one of my cards yesterday. The flower is handmade too. The flower and the ruffle are both made from Organza ribbon- my favorite!
The Pixies have more cute projects to share with you. Their links are in my sidebar. Zap yourself over, and take a look! Tomorrow is Release Day for this fabulous collection, and all the new images will be available for purchase in the Pixie Dust Studio!
Stop by tomorrow! I'll have one more project for you! Hope to see you then!

Incy Wincy- Spring is in the Air (Sun.)
Crafty Creations- At the Bottom of my Garden Lives...(a unicorn) (over)
Stamp Something- Something with Flowers (Fri.)
Lexi's Creations- Flowers (Mon.)
Allsorts- Make Your Own Flowers(Sat.)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day One of Sneak Peeks for "Moonbeam" from Pixie Dust Studio!!!!!

Today I am showcasing two cards using images from Kathy's newest collection, "Moonbeam".

 This image is "Princess of the Bunnies". Isn't she just perfect for Easter! I used a ruffled ribbon technique on this card. I frayed one end, pulled some threads in the middle, and gathered them.
I LOVE the look!
Paper is Basic Grey from The Lemonade pack. The flower is actually a sticker from K and Co.
Truly Scrumptious- Swirls and Pearls (Wed.)

This is "Catching Stars"....

... and a closer look. What an adorable little fairy! 
The Pixies have more sneak peeks to share with you! Check out the links to their blogs in my sidebar. We'll have more Sneak Peeks for you tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by and visit! Pixie Hugs!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"It's Vacation Time" at Pixie Dust Studio

Are you ready for warmer weather? Are you thinking vacation? When I think of summer, I think of cool drinks like peach ice tea, Diet Coke with a slice of lime, and Lemonade!

I chose the digital image "Making Lemonade" from the Oh, Happy Day Collection. The lemonade stand reminds me of my youngest son. When he was about ten years old, he asked my husband to build him a lemonade stand. Hubby never got around to it. My son will still bring it up at times. We passed down one of our cars to him when he graduated from high school. Hopefully that made up for not getting a lemonade stand. LOL
What reminds you of summer? The beach, sand, waves.... There are many choices for this week's Vacation theme. Need some inspiration? Stop by the blogs of our talented Pixies. Their links are in my sidebar. You'll find this image and many more at The Pixie Dust Studio.  Enter your creation HERE and you could win a Pixie Dust digi of your choice and a Star Award for your blog! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Valentine's Day Blog Hop! Taylor has chosen the winners. For a complete list, check out her blog HERE.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Don't Be Square" this Week at Pixie Dust Studio

Create a card or project that is any shape but square. I chose the digital image "Pixie Pearl" from The Pearl Collection.

 Here is a closeup of the image.

This is the top of the basket. The sentiment is from Stampabilities. The basket is a template purchased at Papertrey Ink.
What will you create for this week's challenge? Need some Pixie inspiration? Stop by the blogs of our very talented DT. They'll be glad to share some Pixie Dust with you! Their links are in my sidebar.
Enter your project HERE, and you could win a digital image of your choice and a Star Award for your blog. This digi and many more are available in The Pixie Dust Studio. Zap yourself over and take a peek!
C.R.A.F.T.- Not a Card
Pixie Cottage- Embossing
Allsorts- It's All About the Sentiment (Sat.)
The Valentine's Day Blog Hop is still going on with LOTS of fabulous prizes! One of the prizes is TWO Pixie Dust images! Hurry, because the Hop ends today at 6:00 P.M EST. The fun starts HERE. The lucky winners will be announced tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heaven Sent or the One that Got Away?

How was your Valentine's Day? I made Hubby a plate full of his favorite sugar cookies- heart shaped of course!
Hubby made a delicious Valentine supper for us: potato crusted codfish, baked potatoes, green beans, and salad. Yum! (fish and potato were from the frozen food section- but were delicious!)

Earlier that afternoon I had an unexpected surprise. It was quite windy here in the South. Hubby was sitting downstairs and looked outside just in time to see a Valentine balloon swoop through the backyard. He came upstairs shortly after that. He casually glanced out the front window and said, "Cat, come here! You've got to see this! That's the balloon I saw flying through the backyard!"
I immediately ran outside to get it. The ribbon was tangled in the bushes. At one time there were two balloons. The second one had burst and was just dangling from a branch. How did it get in the front yard? It would have to fly either around the house or over the top of it! I brought it inside, cut off the burst balloon, and found a spot for it inside the house.
Then I started to wonder. Could this be a Valentine sent from Heaven by my parents, or was it one that got away from some Hubby bringing it home to his Sweetheart? The Romantic in me wants to think it's Heaven sent, but the Practical in me thinks not. LOL
That's "My Funny Valentine" that I wanted to share!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's Release Day for "Have a Ball" at Pixie Dust Studio!

My peek today is "When Will my Prince Come?"

 Isn't she sweet! She's even being careful not to get her dress wet while mopping! I hate to be the one to tell her this but "Your Prince won't find you if you stay at home mopping the floor!" LOL
Get out there, Girl, and start looking for him!

Today is Release Day for "Have a Ball"! That means all of these gorgeous digis are available now in the Pixie Dust Studio! The rest of the Pixies are sharing peeks too, so check out their links in my sidebar. You'll be inspired!
 Don't forget the Valentine's Day Blog Hop! Kathy is offering two digis to one lucky winner! Many other companies are also offering prizes. The fun starts HERE.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

The Blog Hop is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated. Taylor has chosen the winners. For a complete list, go to her blog HERE.
Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Kathy's Blog  then you're in the right place! If not, start at the beginning at Taylor's Blog.
How do you play? Leave comments on the participants' blogs. Winners will be chosen by from the comments. For a list of prizes and participants (in case you get lost on the hop) stop by Taylor's Blog.

Happy Valentine's Day! This is one of my favorite holidays! With a last name like "Darling", did you expect anything different? LOL You've got to love a holiday that celebrates Romance, Flowers, and CHOCOLATE!
My kids have fond memories of Valentine's Day. When they were growing up, I decorated the breakfast room and hid Valentines under their plates. They received decorated bags of candy and small gifts. For breakfast they feasted on cupcakes, heart shaped ice cream, (sliced and cut with a cookie cutter) heart shaped sugar cookies, and a giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookie. Now I have to be content with mailing them packages of heart shaped cookies and small gifts. Sigh....
How do you celebrate this holiday?

I used one of Kathy's Pixie Dust digis for the hop, "Do-Little Dolly" from The Toybox Collection.

 Isn't she adorable! I colored her with Copics and placed her on top of Nesties Hearts.

I used the templates "Milk Made" from Papertrey Ink to make the milk cartons and holder.

Here is a closeup of one of the bows I made. The bottom bow is white Organza and the top bow is pink Satin. A pink button was hot glued on top.

The front and sides were decorated with two different DPs. A third DP was added to the front of the holder. I layered a heart border over the front, cut with a MS punch. Add some Lindor chocolate truffles, and you have a perfect Valentine gift!

Stamp Something-Something for Your Valentine
Cupcake Craft- I {heart} You -include hearts
Creative Cowgirls- Hearts (They are also having a Valentine HOP!)
Delicious Doodles- Valentine's Day
Totally Gorjuss- Love
Crafty Sentiments- Valentine's, Love
Our Creative Corner- Cut It Out
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentines
ABC DT Challenges- Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats (ends Feb.26)

Today is also Sneak Peek Day for the newest Pixie Dust Collection, Have a Ball.

This is "Romeo Loves Juliet, and it will be available in the Studio tomorrow!
I hope my crafts have brought you a smile on this Valentine's Day!

Leave a comment on this post before heading off to the fabulously creative Jolara's blog. The hop ends on Thursday at 6:00 P.M. EST. Winners will be announced on Friday. Good luck in the draw, and Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by.
Prizes Donated for the Hop
- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner

Day Two of Sneak Peeks at Pixie Dust Studio!

Happy Valentine's Day! I've chosen the perfect digi image from the "Have a Ball" Collection to showcase today! I'll give you some hints: English, Shakespeare....Most Romanticized Fictional Couple in Literature.
 It's Romeo and Juliet! Did you guess correctly?
This digi is "Romeo Loves Juliet". Isn't it precious! So sweet and perfect to showcase today! All of the paper is from Archiver's. The flower was a white poinsettia that was marked down after Christmas at Michael's. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, Stickled around the edges, and glued a small pink rose to the center.
This digi along with the rest of the "Have a Ball" collection will be released tomorrow! Stop by then, and I'll have more peeks for you. The Pixies have been hard at work! Check out their blogs to see their fabulous creations! Their links are in my sidebar.

Incy Wincy- Color Me wonderful (Copics and Prisma Pencils)
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday-"Love is is the Air" (Sat.)
The Pink Elephant- Be My Valentine (Mon.)
Cupcake Craft- I {heart} You
Looking for the Valentine's Day Blog Hop? It starts HERE.
Kathy is offering two Pixie Dust images to one lucky winner! Many other companies are also offering prizes. To enter, just comment on participating crafter's blogs. I hope you'll join us!
*My posting for the Hop is above this one. Good luck!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Creative Cowgirls Blog Hop!

The Creative Cowgirls are having a Blog Hop and "Hearts on a Card" Challenge! Click HERE to begin.

Day One of Sneak Peeks at Pixie Dust Studio!

Only two more days until the big release of "Have a Ball"!

This is "Belle of the Ball". Isn't she gorgeous! I LOVE her ball gown! She's holding a mask in her hand too, so she would be perfect for Mardi Gras. I used my Cricut to cut the flourishes and then added some paper roses.
The Pixies have more peeks for you today! The links to their blogs are in my sidebar. Stop by tomorrow, and I'll have more peeks to share!

 Valentine Blog Hop
Don't forget the HUGE Valentine's Day Blog Hop that starts tomorrow! Comment on each blog to increase your odds of winning. Winning comments will be chosen by Kathy is donating two digis to one lucky winner! For a preview of the fabulous prizes click HERE
The fun starts tomorrow at 8:00 A.M. on Taylor's Blog. I hope you'll join us!