Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT project-Anniversary!!

Hello my blogging companions,
how have you faired
through all the Holiday Mayhem??!!
Any new stamping goodies from
The Man in the Red Suit?
I won't lie, Santa brought me stamps,
he ever wrapped them and put them
amoungst the gifts under the tree!!
I was a good girl this year,
kept a clean house,
paid all my bills,
laid off the swear words a little...

Now that things are getting back to normal
and I can get back to being a good little blogger,
I have some fantastic news to share!!
As if somehow she already knew
I was thinking about branching out
and applying for a design team
or two or seven, lol,
Nat from

Creative Inspirations

invited me to join their challenge blog!!
How great is that?!?!
Have you seen the talent over there, my God!!
I will have to pull out all my best goodies &
learn some new techniques to keep up with them!!

So without further ado,
the challenge this week is:


And here is my sample,
a card I made for my dear husband,
as our "first-date" anniversary
is just around the bend:

I've created an PeepShow card,
I used a Fiskars circle lace punch
to dress up my peephole!!
The paper in from Graphic 45,
those darling little hAnglars
are painted with distress inks.

I've distressed my papers with Old Paper
and Vintage Photo inks,
I tried to sew, hahahaha,
don't look too closely, I've never sewn before!!
I had this little rinkydink handheld stitcher,
but that was a waste of $10!!!
I just entered the Big Leagues
with a real sewing machine I got for
my birthday this past December 29th, woohoo!!
And like a true paper addict,
the first thing I sewed was a card,
I might try my hand at hemming some jeans
or something a little more practical soon....

My sentiment is something I typed up
on my computer, ENTRUST, now that is heavy, lol.
But it makes perfect sense with the images,
so entrusting the key to my heart it is!!
I have some more sappyness to add to this card,
but figured I would spare anyone reading
of the extra sap-fest.

I've layered lace, velvet and hemp
and tied some charms on.
I want to stick roses on this SOOO BAD,
but it is for a MAN, so I won't :(

Are you still with me
through the Waffle-Fest???
I hope you'll pop in over at
Creative Inspirations
and check out all of the gorgeous
Design Team works this week,
Simon Says will be sponsoring us this week,
so you're gonna wanna give this challenge a go!!
This is also going to be entered over at
Sketch Saturday,
I gave it a flip, as usual, lol, and
A Spoon Full Of Sugar
is hosting a HEART challenge,
and since that is pretty much the theme
to my card, you know, aside from the key...

Have a wonderful week!!


Janiel/ janny said...

Welcome Stephanne!! LOVE YOUR work as you already know!! tee hee hee.........

Very very cute card!!!
hugs, Janiel

Raisa said...

Your card is awesome! I love it, it's just perfect


Angelwood said...

Stephanne, how did you get your hands on this cute stamp? Been trying to get some Hanglar's myself to no avail. You did a wonderful job on this card - your coloring is amazing! I love the layout and cute frame and window. Really beautifully designed! Congrats on making the Creative Inspirations DT - totally well deserved - your work is amazing. hugs, Angela

Tracey Feeger said...

This is gorgeous. Wonderful colouring of the images and love the window to the middle. So cool.

Juls said...

this is such an incredibly stunning card! Your two little characters are just gorgeous and so beautifully coloured! just love this creation! Hugs Juls

Fran said...

Congrats on the DT position, you so deserve it, your work is amazing! I see you are another December baby,we are pretty special, lol, happy birthday, even if it is a little late :) Enjoy your new toy, I love that the first thing you have sewn is paper, I put off doing that for ages because I was worried my card would get chewed up in the machine.
I'm loving your card, the stamps are soooo cute and your colouring is perfect!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW this is just stunning!!! I love the sentiment and those Hanglers are just too adorable - perfect choice!!!

having a {me} day said...

Hi Stephanne! Oh, my! So much going on in your world I can barely keep up! Firstly congrats on your DT post. I am sure to bump into you (again) as I join in the CI challenges often. Secondly, belated Happy Birthday! You snuck that one by us didn't you!!?? Thirdly congratulations on your up coming dating anniversary. I absolutely love your card. So much detail, am loving those adorable images and how you coloured them. You man is one lucky man! You've also done fabulous with the sewing, and so that is another milestone you've conquered! WOW! Wishing you all best wishes for the New Year and sorry if I've said so already but you can never say it too many times :-)) keeleyxx

Sharon said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous. I love the design of your card and you've coloured your adorable images beautifully. Belated birthday wishes!

Kellie said...

WHOO HOO congrats on the DT! Your work is always amazing and always has the WOW factor so I am not overly surprised that someone saw your talent! LOVE the first DT card, your colouring as always gorgeous and the design is just amazing! LOVE, love it gorgeous!
Hugs Kel xx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie. Congrats on the new DT invite. What a wonderful card you have made for your first date anniversary, you romantic you!!! I love the circle and the sentiment on the inside showing through. Those images are adorable and you have colored them to perfection!!!!!! Hope you're going to do something fun to celebrate.

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Stephanne. Love the image you've used and the colouring is just amazing. Hugs Michele x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, beautiful work.

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is stunning and have loved reading your post welcome to the team and thanks for sharing your work.

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Whooo hooo congrats babe! Thats fabulous and so well deserved. LOVE LOVE your card, they always blow me away.
Kristy xo

cabio's craft corner said...

It is always a pleasure to come by to check out your card Stephanne. Happy Anniversary!!! The PeepShow card is gorgeous and the sentiment is super sweet. How lucky that your hubby would get this and the mist lucky thing is that he has you as his wife!!!

Claire Phillips said...

I think I must have been MIA while all these fabulous projects were being listed! Congrats on the new DT position and what a great start, they are indeed lucky to have you and all your creativity! Enjoy!! Cheers Claire x

Michele Kovack said...

GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is just amazing!!! Congrats on the new DT!

Hanna said...


Congratulations to be on the Design Team! You do really deserve it, and I know they are very lucky to have you!
Your creations blow me away everytime, hun. :o)
Love the window you've created, it's a gorgeous detail! And your colouring is lovely, just as always.

You've got something at my blog. ;o)

Have a great weekend!
Hugs from Hanna

Anonymous said...

Yay Girlfriend!! Congrats to you on the wonderful DT news!! That is just fabulous!! ;) They're lucky to have you for sure!! This creations is awesome!! I love that image and your design is stunning as always!! HUGS

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne, Happy New Year and Happy First Date Anniversary. Congrats on your new DT post. Gorgeous card, love it - such a fabulous desing and your colouring of those adorable Hanglars is awesome.
hugs Heather xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Congrats on the DT possie, but they are the lucky ones to have you. I love this card, the image is adorable, your colouring wonderful and the peep hole is perfect.
Hugs Jodie from Oz