Thursday, January 7, 2010

Warm & Wonderful....

....is the set I picked out from Gina K Designs, who is our sponsor this week at CPS.  And I want to rename this set to "Warm, Wonderful & Freaking Awesome!"  I had so much fun using it....I ended up making a bunch of cards with it.  Which I am going to share with you today!!  So, bare with the long post.....because I am going to make it worth your while.  Details for a giveaway will be at the very end of the post!!!  So, here we go!

This is my card for this week's sketch at CPS.  Isn't the sweater so ca-ute!!  I love it!
"You Warm My Heart" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: :Imaginisce
Paper Frill: Doodlebug Designs
Jewels: Basic Grey (snowflake), Kaiser Craft (red/light blue)
Puff Balls: Darice Inc.
Ribbon: Making Memories
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Warm & Wonderful)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment- Cranberry, black)
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base and round bottom corners.  Round bottom corners of a white cardstock block and adhere to the front.  Attach blue paper frill to a strip of winter patterned paper, and adhere to the front.  Accent strip with jewel snowflake, ribbon, and large white puff.  Stamp the sweater and hat image to blue snowflake paper and cut out.  Adhere to the front of the card, and accent with white puffs and jewels.  Stamp the sentiment directly to the white cardstock, and accent with jewels.

This card is based on Mojo Monday 120 sketch, and the current Just Buggin' challenge 19 to use your Cricut & stamping .  Can I just say that this ribbon rocks for tying bows.  I purchased it at Michael's during their Thanksgiving sale...thankfully I bought two spools of it because I love it.  And I got it for next to nothing....gotta love that!
"Consider Yourself Hugged" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Rub-ons: Imaginisce
Paper Frill: Doodlebug Designs
Jewels: Zva Creative
White puff balls: Darice Inc. 
Ribbon: Michael's
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: Cranberry, Chestnut & Chalk: lime pastel)
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Winter Woodland by Provo Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base and round bottom corners.  Add red paper frill to the bottom of the hat paper strip, and adhere to the front.  Ink the edges of a block of dotted paper, and adhere to the front.  Add the rub-on mittens to the bottom of the card.  Add the ribbon to the front, and finish with a bow.  Cut the scalloped circle and its layers at 2 1/4" from red & white cardstock using a Cricut and Winter Woodlands cartridge.  Layer together, and stamp the sentiment to the white circle.  Adhere the front.  Stamp the hat and mittens to patterned paper, and cut out.  Layer together and adhere to the front.  Accent with jewels and a white puff. 

This next card is based on Kazan's Sketch 43 at 2 Sketches 4 U this week.  They always have such fabulous sketches every week.
"Winter's Butterfly" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce
Paper Frill/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Michael's
Twine: Darice Inc.
Pins: Maya Road & craft supply
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white, ruby & Chalk: warm red)
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold red snowflake paper in half to make card base, and round the right hand corners.  Ink the edges of the card with warm red chalk ink.  Ink the edges of a strip of striped paper with warm red chalk ink, and adhere blue paper frill to the right side.  Adhere the entire block to the left side of the card.  Round the right hand corners of a block of kraft cardstock, and adhere to the front.  Stamp the three snowflakes in frost white pigment ink to the kraft block.  Stamp the sentiment in ruby pigment ink directly below the snowflakes.  Accent the snowflakes with blue pearls.  Add ribbon across the bottom of the card.  Top with a bow, button, twine, and pins.

This cutie is based on sunday's sketch at 365 cards.  I used a mix of Gina K & RBD stamps on this one...I think they go together really well!  The RBD stamps are the marshmallows & the steam flourishes.
"Warm Thoughts" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce
Stamps: Gina K Designs & Renaissance By Designs (Season's Best, Coffee & Tea Add-on)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white, chestnut)
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs (red, brown) & Glitz Designs (brown strip)
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Ribbon: Michael's
Twine: Darice Inc.
Button: Doodlebug Designs
Glitter: Ranger Stickles
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the top corners of white and red cardstock, and adhere together.  Attach to the front of the card.  Punch a border to a strip of red snowflake paper, and adhere to the top of a white diamond paper block.  Adhere the entire piece to the front.  Tie ribbon around the bottom of the card, and accent with a button and twine.  Accent the seam with a strip of brown jewels.  Stamp the cocoa mug to dotted paper with chestnut pigment ink, cut out, and adhere.  Accent with red jewels and glitter.  Stamp the steam, sentiment, and marshmallows directly to the red cardstock with frost white pigment ink.  Accent with jewels and pearls.

And the last one...but definitely not the least!  This uses Get Sketchy 19 and current challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 to use the "In Style' cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  I am so happy that Heather Binnie decided to take over when Regina needed to step away from BBTB1.  I have always loved checking out the inspiration from the blog, and hope to participate much more this year!
"Winter In Style" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce
Stickers: Making Memories
Jewels: Creative Cafe
White Puff Balls: Darice Inc. 
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: Cranberry)
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the left corners of a block of winter paper and adhere to the front.  Cut a curve from red snowflake paper, and adhere to the right side.  Cut the "in style" image and its layers from kraft cardstock/dotted paper at 2 3/4" using a Cricut and Graphically Speaking cartridge.  Layer them together, and back with red cardstock.  Adhere to the front, and add the word "winter" to the top with white glitter stickers.  Stamp the hat and mittens to blue snowflake paper and cut out.  Adhere to the front of the card and accent with jewels and white puffs.  Accent the curve with red and blue jewels.


Are you still with me??  I know, I know....this is a lot of stuff!  I am almost to the giveaway....I promise.  So, Josh and I went on a little date last night to see this:
I talked about how it was sold out when we went to see it this weekend in an earlier post.  Well, it was totally meant to be because we ended up with free tickets to see it!  Josh got them from work because they were about to expire....so we got to go on a date for free! (well, kind-of.  We did get some popcorn and a drink.)  Gotta love that!! The movie was SO good....I would definitely recommend seeing it if you haven't.

Alright....you have earned your chance at this giveaway!!  So here are the details.  I have one sheet of each paper from the Imaginisce Polar Expression collections to giveaway today.
As you can tell....I love this paper.  LOVE it.  And I want someone else to be able to love using it too!  So, the details of the giveaway are simple.  Number one: become a follower of my blog if you aren't yet.  And number two: leave me a comment.  Easy peasy, right? And to make it really fun....I will draw the winner next Thursday.....which also happens to be my birthday!!  I love giving and receiving gifts...so I thought it would be nice to give something to someone else on  my birthday.

Well, I need to go work on the laundry (still loving the turquoise) and clean the kitchen up.  I really hope that you are having a wonderful week so far! ♥

Until later,
~Lea

75 comments:

  1. Wowzers Lea! You have been super busy! I love the colors on all of your cards, the red, turq, and brown combo are great together! Can't even begin to choose a favorite because like them all!

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  2. Wow!! You've been busy and they're all super duper cute!!! Love the colors on the paper!!!

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  3. Ooh Lea, I love your cards, they are all gorgeous!!

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  4. Lea, your cards are awesome! I love them all! :)

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  5. WOW! You are a creative SUPER STAR!!! Love them ALL. AMAZING!
    I hope to see that movie this weekend!! :)

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  6. Your cards are just darling!! I love the little pompom accents. Thank you so much for your kind words about BBTB2 and thank you so much for participating in the challenge. :)

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  7. Your work is amazing!!!I have been a follower for awhile now and I enjoy visiting daily!!

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  8. Lea - I was thinking about making my own cards and after viewing this I have decided I must - hope one day I can make cards as good as these - Happy Birthday !! - Molly - creekcritter@sbcglbal.net

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  9. You are right...Warm, Wonderful & Freaking Awesome!...is a great description, especially for these cards. Love them!

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  10. Each card is wonderful! You are very talented!!
    I love how you incorporate your Cricut with your stamping... I must do this more often, as I seem to start stamping and coloring and then forget about that Cricut sitting behind me on ts' table! LOL! I have become your follower (even without the giveaway) so I can see what your next creations are!

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  11. Oh my goodness, you are just oozing with talent!!! Fantastic cards Lea!

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  12. JAW drop here - awesome - totally loving everything you are showing off!

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  13. Wonderful cards- you've shown off this set so beautifully!! That paper is super pretty too!!

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  14. Lea, Lea, Lea.... Do all your cards just keep on getting more gorgeous day after day!?! Everything you post is scrumptious!!! After seeing your new years cards the other day I had to buy the Hannah cartridge cause of how much you rocked it!!! Can't wait to play!!! :)

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  15. gorgeous cards - love the colors and all the details

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  16. Oh girlie! Just SO wonderful! The little white pom poms make me smile...TOOOO cute!!!! And I adore the sentiment "A snowflake is Winter's butterfly". I've never heard that before and it's so true!! And, of course, the jewels on your cards....amazing!!!! LOVE it ALL!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  17. Wow, so many cards and everyone of them a treat to look at. So glad I happened upon your site. I signed on to follow.

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  18. Good grief.....chock full of goodness!!!! Love all your cards..thx for playing with us over @ get sketchy!!

    I saw holmes on Sunday & really enjoyed it!!

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  19. Such beautiful cards.....each and every one!! I hope you have a very happy birthday!!

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  20. Hi Lea, well I would be hard pushed to choose a favourite, you have an exceptional talent and what beautiful work you produce. Your attention to detail is superb and anyone of the lucky people to receive such a lovely card would be thrilled. Thanks for joining us over at Just Buggin, please come back soon.

    Best wishes
    Karen
    JB DT

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  21. Wowzers Lea your cards are absolutely gorgeous - I just love what you do with these beautiful images and your style is so simple classy and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. I'm already a follower, and I have to stop and tell you how FABULOUS those cards are! I love them, so thoughtful and detailed... PERFECT!

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  23. Beautiful cards!! I also love the ribbon!! I didn't get a chance to get to M's during the holidays and stock up but wish I would have!!
    Oh and that movie was good wasn't it!!
    Lynne JB DT

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  24. Wow- so many lovley cards! The paper looks fun.

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  25. I always love the cards you make. You constantly inspire me and teach me how to use my embellishments. Thank you!

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  26. WOW!!! These cards are stunning. Loved each one of them..Creativity at its best :)

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  27. WOW!!! Your cards are beautiful!! I love all of them :) Thanks for sharing them with us! I hope you have an absolutely fantabulous birthday!

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  28. You are one talented lady! I love all of your cards and the paper you used!
    Thanks for joining us on Just Buggin!
    Michelle

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  29. oh my goodness! you totally had some rockin' goodies to share with us today! i LOVE how you use your Cricut... everything you do is so fresh and fun.

    and i totally agree with your opinion of Sherlock Holmes--i absolutely *loved* it.

    happy early bday, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Lea I think Im your number one fan...

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  31. Oh yeah can you email me at getsketchyinfo@gmail.com
    I couldn't find a link to email you here on your blog,

    Thanks Girl!

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  32. All of your cards are stunning! Thanks for leaving me a comment on my 2S4Y card!

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  33. I enjoy your cards, but better yet are your thoughts as you post them. You are so funny!
    Love Ya,
    Your mom!

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  34. All these cards are fantastic! And that paper is delish!

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  35. I follow....but I get it through RSS feed...does that still count? Love your cards! TOOO Cute! As always:)

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  36. WOW! These are some fantastic cards! Holy hot chocolate, Batman! Love 'em! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

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  37. Love the "Hugged" card - so sweet! I just became a follower :)

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  38. awesome awesome post!!!! Wow so much to see and drool over. You are rocking these challenges.
    Hugs
    K

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  39. these are all super adorable! i was looking for some card inspiration (need to make some wedding cards) and now I am good to go!

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  40. I love the card for GS!
    thanks for playing!

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  41. Beautiful cards Lea, I love the choice of papers...Hugs and happy weekend...

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  42. What a fabulous collection of cards! I'm especially partial to the one you did for BBTB2. Thanks for playing along. Hope to see you back soon. xxD

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  43. Beautiful cards as always Lea! I follow your blog through a reader but have now signed as an official follower! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rosanne

    PS I really liked Sherlock Holmes too, I thought both Robert Downey and Jude Law were excellent in it.

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  44. Well signing up to be a follower is a total pleasure - I hopped over here after you visited my blog, and wow, I am totally blown away with your talent. Looking forward to seeing a lot more this year. Happy birthday!
    big hugs
    Enfys x

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  45. All of your cards are fabulous! I love the layout on each card.

    Robin R
    Just Buggin' design team

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  46. WOW! All your cards are AWESOME! I love the colors-the kraft base...all of it together is great!!

    Way to GO on the Just Buggin' Challenge!

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  47. Gorgeous cards! I've become a follower, so thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  48. All of your cards are gorgeous Lea. Love that Imaginisce paper. Met them at CHA 07 and they are as nice as can be. Thanks for the chance to win some paper. I haven't seen it around here yet.

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  49. Hi Lea...your blog is adorable... I found you via GetSketchy (she just started to follow me on twitter) and I'm curious by nature so it kinda led me to you:-)

    I'm leaving a comment and I also have a question/suggestion ... I would love to see what type of set up you use to take such pretty pictures of your projects... Keep up the good work and I will definitively be back :-)

    Hope you'll have a great birthday on Thursday!
    Julie - kewlstamps

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  50. What great cards! But ya know that's what we expect from you now! ;o)

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  51. wow those cards really are amazing, great job love it!

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  52. My goodness these are all amazing! Thanks for joining the fun at 2S4Y!

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  53. you are so right, this is a wonderful little set. Your cards are wonderful and so different. Thanks for joining us on BBTB2 Challenge

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  54. Wow! Someone was in the zone... Love all your cards.

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  55. love all the cards- such great ideas to copy! Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us!

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  56. Love all your cards. And the brown snowflake ribbon is ADORABLE!

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  57. Love all of these cards and I agree, this set rocks! I might just have to make it mine too ;) TFS!

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  58. Love your In Style card. So glad you joined in on our BBTB2 challenge.
    Carole

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  59. Hope you have a great birthday week!

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  60. Great stuff! thanks for sharing your creative goodness. PS--I loved the movie too.

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  61. Oooh, I love all of these! Your are killing me with all those tiny poms...too cute!

    Of course, I'm already a follower :-)

    (-: Heidi

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  62. Hi Lea,
    I love visiting your blog, your creations are always fun and bright.
    Thanks for the giveaway!! Love the paper.
    I became a follower too ;)

    God bless
    Giovana

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  63. I'll have a go at this - my own birthday blog candy ended recently. :)
    And how could I not already be a follower of your beautiful blog? Lucky for me I am. :)
    Clare

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  64. Wow They are all so Beautiful it's so easy to follow you :)
    thanks for the chance
    Nikki

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  65. These are all so awesome, I can't even pick a favorite out of them all! Way to rock our JB Challenge! ;)

    Kandi

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  66. Lea I love all your cards that you made with this line. I hadn't seen that line this year and I have to agree with you it's adorable... hehe

    Hugs
    Elisa K

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  67. Well, I was thinking I should see Sherlock Holmes because it looked good in the previews, and now you've convinced me to go for sure!! Thanks for playing along with us at 365 Cards - all your cards are beautiful -- they totally give off a warm & cozy vibe!

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  68. Beautiful cards and Happy Birthday...mine was last Wednesday...hope your's is as wonderful as mine was!

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  69. FAB cards! Just linked your blog to mine so I can check back often! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Buggin!

    Lori C.
    JB DT

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  70. Gorgeous cards! Inspiring as always! Happy early birthday!

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  71. I would love to be included! Thanks so much :0)

    ~Rachel

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  72. Hi Lea

    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER.

    It's Karen here from Just Buggin. Just to let you know you won Challenge 19 for your wonderful work. Please feel free to go over and collect your winner button for your blog and well done. Your work is beautiful and we hope to see you again soon at Just Buggin.

    With best wishes
    Karen
    JB DT

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