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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A much delayed HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG CHALLENGE post.

Good Evening!

It's only a few days until Christmas and I find myself scrambling to complete my to-do list.  This post is one of the items on the aforementioned list!  Not only am I in the midst the Christmas season, I am also 1 month away from the birth of my 3rd child!  This is a very exciting and exhausting time!!

A new CHALLENGE is underway at Humble Pie Stamps!  The Bakers have decided to extend the Challenge an extra week because it is such a hectic time of year, therefore entries will be accepted until midnight, Thursday, December 31st EST.  We are requesting TAG or BOOKMARK submisssions from our wonderfully talented followers.  To find out all the details for this fun CHALLENGE please click HERE!

Here is a pic of my TAG creation:
























Card RECIPE:
  • Stamps-couple is a HUMBLE PIE SWEETIE PIE stamp, the bow was borrowed from Hanna Stamps' Perfect Package set and the sentiment is from Whiff of Joy's Winter Love Sentiments Collection.
The happy couple and bow was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and coloured with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets and Reeves Watercolour Pencils.  The Mistletoe was drawn by hand and then coloured using the above watercolour sheets.  Judy Kin's Diamond Glaze was added to their hair and his shoes, Diamond Stickles to her skirt, the Mistletoe berries and Poinsettia, Black Diamond Stickles to her pupil and Patina Stickles to his coat.  The sentiment was inked-up with Versa Magic Cloud White.
  • cardstock-red is Bazzill Bling and green is Bazzill
  • tag-Don Juan Cricut Cartridge
  • snowflakes-Cloud Nine
Have a wonderful week and a fantastic holiday season!

Tricia

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Humble Pie Stamps CHALLENGE!

It's Sunday and the weather is a bit dismal...a perfect card making day!  I've been working feverishly to complete the Christmas cards I'd like to send out.  So far, I think I've mailed ten and will have another 10 to go shortly.  Some of you are probably thinking that my feverish pace isn't all that speedy and you're right, I'm certain I'm one of the slowest card makers ever, but I try! ;)  I hope your holiday preparations are coming along too!

Now on to this week's Challenge at Humble Pie Stamps.  The Bakers are inviting everyone to play along in the kitchen by submitting a creation featuring DRY EMBOSSING.  The use of a Humble Pie stamp is NOT MANDATORY for this project, but boy would we like to see them, if you've got them!!  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 17 at midnight EST.  There's still plenty of time to join the fun!  We have a great prize package, consisting of 3 winter-themed Humble Pie Stamps, patterned design paper and coordinating cardstock and embellies, for a lucky challenge participant, drawn at random.  The winner's name will be posted on Friday, December 18.  For further details regarding this week's DRY EMBOSSING CHALLENGE click HERE.

Hope to post a few of the Christmas cards I've created.

Have a fantastic week!

Tricia

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Little late....

Hello All!

Hope you are enjoy your weekend.  We've had a busy one so far with an adult work-related Christmas party last night and a children's Christmas party today...'tis the Season!  Have the tree trimmed and few decorations up, but a little more to go and then there's the baking and cards.  I do realize I'm running out of time.  Yikes!!

Here's a quick post to inform that a random winner of the Monochromatic Humble Pie Stamps' Challenge was drawn in the wee hours of Friday morning.  Li-Bee-Ti won a terrific Humble Pie Prize Package, just perfect for this Christmas season!

A new LIFT Challenge has begun and is sure to be a lot of fun!  A winter themed Prize Package is up for grabs at the close of this current challenge!  Click HERE for all the details and a peek at the Humble Pie Bakers' inspirational lifts.

I'd like to share my version of this week's LIFT Challenge, below:


This is KIM B.'S (our Design Team Coordinator at Humble Pie Stamps and the talented creator of the many cards available for LIFTING for this week's Challenge) card which I LIFTED and tried to do justice:

Now for the recipe....


  • stamp-Humble Pie Stamps' Snowman with Shovel


This frosty little guy was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black Ink and brought to life with the assistance of Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  The shovel blade was shined-up with Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze.  His eyes, mouth and buttons were given a bit of sparkle thanks to Black Diamond Stickles and his snowy body was made to shimmer like Crystal (Stickles).


  • patterned design paper-Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly: Breezy Freezy




  • cardstock-teal is Core'dinations Black Magic Collection and winter white is unknown manufacturer




  • embossing-Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder




  • border punch-rope by Fiskars




  • snowflake accents-Cloud9 Design Snowflake Rain Dots by Fiskars


The majority of the fabulous ingredients for my card were obtained from THE TOWN SCRAPPER, home of HUMBLE PIE STAMPS (and much, much more).

Until my next post,

Tricia

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's FRIDAY!!!

Hello!  It's Friday again and that means another HUMBLE PIE STAMPS' CHALLENGE WINNER AND A BRAND NEW CHALLENGE!!  Last week we asked to see your altered items and boy were we impressed.  Thank you to all our fantastic and ultra creative participants!!  Check out the submissions and the randomly chosen winner HERE.

This week's challenge is one I find very interesting.  The Bakers are asking you to share your MONOCHROMATIC CREATIONS.  They have been extremely busy in the kitchen this week developing some monochromatic samples to spark your interest and provide some inspiration.  Take a peek at their tempting treats HERE, you won't be disappointed!!

I tried my hand at providng HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG visitors with a PEERLESS TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOUR SHEETS TUTORIAL this week.  If you'd like to learn the basics of using PTWS and check out my first tutorial attempt, click HERE.

This is the HUMBLE PIE image and card featured in the tutorial:
























Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and a to our neighbours to the south, a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tricia

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another week come and gone!

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a few tidbits of information I'd like to share with you before I reveal my piece for this week's HUMBLE PIE STAMPS ALTERED ITEM CHALLENGE.

Phebe, the owner of  THE TOWN SCRAPPER (and exclusive retailer of Humble Pie Stamps) would like to invite you to her end of the year, amazing SALE-A-BRATIONALL ITEMS at THE TOWN SCRAPPER are BUY 1, GET THE 2ND (of equal or lesser value) FOR 50% OFF!  This phenomenal sale will continue until mid January 2010!  Phebe carries a variety of design papers (including Bo-Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginisce, etc.)and cardstock.  The stamps she stocks are unique, among them are CCDesigns, Magnolia, Whiff of JoyHUMBLE PIE and Chapel RoadNow, the aforementioned stamps are merely a few of the many you'll find at Phebe's.  She also offers an assortment of embellishments, inks, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, the Score-Pal and much more in terms of scrapbooking and card making supplies


Phebe's store is located in the beautiful little town of Petrolia, ON (about 20 mins from Sarnia) if you're able to shop in person.  If you are interested in finding out if she has a specific item in stock or would like to place an order (she does ship worldwide), you can reach Phebe either by phone at 519-882-0623 or e-mail at info@townscrapper.com One important note, THE TOWN SCRAPPER will be closed from December 11-21, so be sure to place your order or visit prior to December 11 or after December 21.

BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE TO FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT PHEBE'S ON-LINE STORE SET TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2010!!

This week's Humble Pie Challenge involves altering an item of your choice.  There is a wonderful prize package to be won by a randomly chosen challenge participant! 


 Here's my altered item for this week's challenge:
















Tile/Coaster Recipe:





  • stamp-HUMBLE PIE'S CHRYSANTHEMUM FAIRY (designed by Sophia Landry)



I inked-up the fairy with StazOn Jet Black, stamped her on a tile and coloured her with Pebble Inc. chalks.  To seal the coloured image, I sprayed the surface of the tile with a matte-finish acrylic spray, sprinkling some fairy glitter (AKA Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter by Stampendous!) over the wet surface.  A second coat of acrylic spray was later applied.

As you may notice in the photo, some bleeding did occur.  I'm uncertain why the bleeding occured, as I have not encountered this issue in previous tile projects.  In previous projects, I had not used StazOn ink, however I don't think StazOn would the problem.  I believe I used the some acrylic spray previously, but wonder if maybe the very cool temperature of the garage (where I did the spraying) may be to blame.  Any ideas??

To view more Humble Pie Design Team members' altered item masterpieces, please click HERE.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!

Tricia

Friday, November 13, 2009

IT'S FRIDAY....YEAH!!!!

Well, another week has come and gone.  I haven't managed to post much on my Blog over the past month or so, just can't seem to find the time.  There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything you'd like to accomplish finished (or even started for that matter), don't you find ?  I have been making cards for different occasions, but can't get them posted.  Enough rambling, let's get down to business....

This Friday, as we do every Friday at HUMBLE PIE STAMPS, we announce our latest CHALLENGE WINNER and fill you in on the NEW CHALLENGE now underway.  It is my pleasure to declare BENEDICTE of  Benedicte sin blogg the randomly chosen winner of the CIRCLE CARD CHALLENGE!  Congratulations Benedicte! To find out all the details and see the many delectable designs sent to the HUMBLE PIE kitchen click HERE

Our current challenge has been whipped-up by our Executive Chef, KIM.  This challenge is based on Kim's 'sketchipe' below.

















To read the fine print regarding this week's SKETCH CHALLENGE, please click HERE.

This is my version of this week's CHALLENGE:


Card Details:


Maggie and the sentiment were printed from file, as we are awaiting the rubber.  Maggie was coloured using both Odourless Mineral Spirits and Reeves WC Pencils as well as Prisma Pencil Crayons.  Diamond Stickles were added to the white trim on her hat, and costume for a little glitter.  Black Diamond Stickles were used on her buttons and the pupils of her eyes.  I put a coat of Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze on the ornaments to add a some shine.
  • patterned design paper-Jolly by Golly by Cosmo Cricket
  • cardstock-unknown
  • flowers-Mulberry Street by Petaloo (white), Petaloo Box Blends (pink and centers)
  • brads-We R Memory Keepers' Glitter Brads
  • ribbon-k i Memories self-adhesive
Have a SUPER weekend!

Tricia

Saturday, November 7, 2009

HUMBLE PIE'S SWEETIE PIE STAMPS' LATEST RELEASE BLOP WINNER!!!

GOOD SATURDAY AFTERNOON ALL!

It is my pleasure to announce the winner of MY BLOG PRIZE, as part of the SWEETIE PIE STAMPS' LATEST RELEASE BLOP FUN!  We Bakers found the BLOP so very exciting and hope you enjoyed viewing the new SWEETIE PIE stamps and our creations, as well!  Now, without futher ado, the random winner (compliments of randomnumbergenerator.org) of my blog candy is the author of comment number 5, NANCY of MULBERRY STATION!  CONGRATULATIONS NANCY, you have won the items pictured below!  Please leave a comment on my blog and I will arrange to have your prize shipped to you ASAP!  The initial few comments were left by my fellow kitchen mates, they were not considered for the winnings. Sorry ladies!! ;(

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF 2 OF THE LATEST RELEASE SWEETIE PIE STAMPS (courtesy of The Town Scrapper) is  AMANDA B. at My Paper Passions.  Check out all the details HERE

Don't forget to check out our latest circular sensation challenge now underway at HUMBLE PIE STAMPS.  All those who take part in the challenge are placed in the draw for $10 of Maggie Money to be used to purchse your very own SWEETIE PIE STAMPS!!!

HAVE WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Tricia

Friday, November 6, 2009

NEW HUMBLE PIE STAMPS CHALLENGE!!

GOOD MORNING FELLOW BLOGGERS!

Today we are announcing the new weekly challenge at Humble Pie Stamps (it's a circular sensation), as well as our latest challenge winner!!  How much fun is that to start off a WARM (13-15 celcius, here in SW Ontario) November weekend?!

Thank yous must be sent out to our recent challenge participants!  Your creations inspired by Baker Kim's sketch were extremely enchanting!!  Please continue to share your delectable designs with us in the HUMBLE PIE kitchen!

This week's challenge was baked-up by another of our very talented kitchen mates, Maria the Baker.  Mmm, mmm did we have a blast with this one!  Maria and the rest of us Bakers are challenging everyone this week to develop a circular creation!  Come and join us in the kitchen...you'll be surprised at all the wonderful concoctions we've come up with!  Take a peek HERE...

This is my contribution to this week's special:



































The SECRET Recipe:
The snowman and sentiment were printed-off  (as the rubber is in transit).  I used Prisma Pencil Crayons, odourless mineral spirits and blending stumps to colour the snowman and shade around the sentiment.  Black Diamond Stickles were used on the snowman's mouth and Cloud 9 Design's Rain Dots were used to accent his buttons and eyes.  Diamond Stickles were added to his body to add a little snowy shimmer.  The stitching was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.
  • patterned design paper-imaginisce Polar Expressions Glitter collection
  • cardstock-green is Crafts Etc!, red is core'dinations' Super Assortments Nostalgia
  • embossing-D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • stars icon-Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
  • bling-green rhinestones are KaiserScrapbook and red star is Bo Bunny Buttons and Bling
I really enjoyed working on this card!  Working on something that is neither square nor rectangular added a dimension to this project and made putting the card together a little more interesting.  If you haven't given a circular card a shot...why not take a step on the wild side and share it with us at HUMBLE PIE!! 

Just a little reminder, the HUMBLE PIE NEW STAMPS' RELEASE BLOP will soon end!!  Be sure to head over to Kim's Blog to begin the FUN.  Visit each of the blop stops, leave a message on each and you'll soon find yourself at the HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG for the grand finale.  There are many prizes up for grabs, but you must play along before midnight tonight EST.

Tricia

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HUMBLE PIE BLOP....THERE'S LOTS OF CANDY TO BE WON!!!

Welcome to our Humble Pie Stamps blop! We are so excited to introduce the new release of stamps in the SWEETIE PIE line, and the new and expanded Humble Pie Design Team to you!!

If you've arrived here any way other than from our blog hop, please go back to Kim's Kreative Korner to start at the beginning of the blop.  My blog is the second blog in the Blop lineup. Once you have visited all DT members' blogs, you will end up at the Humble Pie Stamps blog, where you register for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZEPhebe, owner of The Town Scrapper (the sole retailer of Humble Pie Stamps) is generously offering the FABULOUS GRAND PRIZE OF TWO OF THE ADORABLE, JUST RELEASED HUMBLE PIE STAMPS of YOUR CHOICE as well as A SURPRISE ASSORTMENT OF GOODIES!!!

1. Kim - http://kimmerbe.wordpress.com/
2. Tricia - http://www.makingcardsbymoonlight.blogspot.com/
3. Phebe - http://humblepiethetownscrapper.blogspot.com/
4. Ann - http://adayinthelifetoo.blogspot.com/
5. Katie - http://katieskiff.typepad.com/
6. Kim S. - http://memoriesinthyme.blogspot.com/
7. Leah - http://thechroniclesoforange.blogspot.com/
8. Lisa - http://lisaspaperfun.blogspot.com/
9.Maria - http://mariasstudio.blogspot.com/
10. Shelly - http://jaspere-jaspereslittlecorner.blogspot.com/
11. Melanie - http://paperblessingsbymelanie.blogspot.com/
12. Humble Pie Stamps - http://humblepiestamps.blogspot.com/

But, before you go, take a few minutes to check out my blog today! I have some eye candy, and some blog candy to give away!  Today, as part of our Blop, I am offering a few ever-so-sweet stamped Humble Pie images, some Christmas design paper, and embelishments.

I am somewhat new to the stamping world.  I stamped my first images for Christmas cards in the early 90s and then gave it a second shot when I stamped my wedding invitations 10 years ago.   I consider myself a newbie to what I believe is now a novel approach to stamping and card making, in general.  My interest  in stamping was reignited about a year or so ago and I do not believe my enthusiasm for this craft will ever waver again.  There is such a multitude of stamping-related products and so much to learn!!

I am a Blog Manager for Humble Pie Stamps and love all that being a part of this terrific team of Bakers has provided me!  We haven't been around long, but we've already accomplished a great deal in the Humble Pie kitchen.  It 's a thrill to be involved with such a talented group of ladies!

For today's BLOP, I decided to play with one of our new snowman images and here is what I came up with:































Card Details:


  • images-the snowman and the sentiment are members of Humble Pie's Sweetie Pie line, snowflake is The Greeting Farm 

This "frosty" snowman image was coloured with Reeves Watercolour Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  Black Diamond Stickles were used to accentuate the snowman's buttons, mouth and eyes.  Diamond Stickles added some sparkle to the string of lights around his hat and body.  I added some shine to the hat and broom handle with Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze.  The snowflake was inked-up with VersaMark Ink.

  • design paper-imaginisce's Polar Expressions collection
  • cardstock-from unknown variety pack
  • ribbon-Go With The Grain 
  • brads- We R Memory Keepers Glitter Brads
What do you think? Wanna know how to win my blog candy prize? Leave me a comment today on this post to let me know you were here, that you did the hop and that you want to be entered to win the scrappy prize from me. You are only eligible if you comment here before 11:59 p.m. (EST) Friday, November 6. I will randomly pick and announce my winner on Saturday, Nov 7.

Thank you for joining us on the Blop today. Be sure to make your way to the next blog - Phebe's Blog, http://humblepiethetownscrapper.blogspot.com/ - which is your next stop. Don't forget to leave a comment...you must comment on each blog to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!

By the way, why not check out this week's Humble Pie Sketch Challenge?  There's still time to submit your creation and be eligible for the randomly drawn prize of $10 in Maggie Money.  The challenge is open until Midnight, Thursday November 5th (EST).

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Tricia

Friday, October 30, 2009

HUMBLE PIE CHALLENGE CANDY UP FOR GRABS!!!

Well, today's Friday and that means time to announce the winner of last week's HUMBLE PIE challenge and get you fired-up for this week's brand new challenge!!

To start things off, thank yous go out to all of last week's Humble Pie Stamps' HALLOWEEN-THEMED, N0N-CARD ITEM CHALLENGE participants.  Your submissions were creative, spine-tingling and well beyond our expectations!!  Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, Linda of Card Challenges and More, for her wonderful Paper Doll creation.  Please make a trip to our Humble Pie kitchen this week, we can't wait to see what you'll have created!

This week at  HUMBLE PIE we are hosting a simply scrumptious SKETCH CHALLENGE.  The Bakers have come up with some truly awe-inspiring baking to kick things off.  Please visit us HERE to find out all the details and get those creative juices flowing.

Love to have to drop by a bit later to see some of my most recent card designs!!

Have a wonderful day and a safe, yet HAIR-RAISING HALLOWEEN!!!

Tricia

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hi All!

Just got back from a little shopping trip with the family.  I decided to go through my last post and whoa....I think I must have been half asleep on Friday. :)  I realized I had described in detail a project for which I had not posted photos.  A few links were also missing...so sorry!!!

Tricia

Friday, October 23, 2009

GOOD MORNING!!!!

It's the day for which we've been waiting all week.  Today I have a new Halloween-themed creation to share!  I also have all the details regarding HUMBLE PIE'S NEW CHALLENGE!!

This week the BAKERS at HUMBLE PIE, challenge you to devise a HALLOWEEN-THEMED, NON-CARD item. We realize we're a new player in the stamping world, therefore the use of a HUMBLE PIE image is NOT MANDATORY. If you have managed to obtain a HUMBLE PIE stamp or image however, we encourage you to incorporate it into your challenge submission!  The challenge is open until MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH EST.  Remember to leave us a comment with a link to your creation on your blog, you'll be eligible to win...

****** $10.00 in Humble Pie Maggie Money! ******

In need of a little inspiration for this week's challenge?  Click HERE for some awe-insipirng samples from the HUMBLE PIE kitchen.

Today's post is my HALLOWEEN-THEMED, NON-CARD design.  It features Maggie (who has decided to replace her summer season strawberry with a couple of carved jack-o-lanterns).  I chose to decorate a cardboard box in which one might (if not too late) find baking.






























Details:
  • stamps-HUMBLE PIE'S Maggie, holding HUMBLE PIE'S jack-o-lanterns, sentiments are Amy R.'s Autumn Collection (C.C.Designs)
Maggie was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black, stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold-pressed watercolour paper and coloured with both Reeves Watercolour Pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Her jack-o-lanterns were printed on the Fabriano paper and painted using Nicholson's PT Watercolour Sheets.  I added Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze to Maggie's hair and eyes to provide a little shine.  Studio G (yellow) Glitter Glue was added to the eyes and mouths of the pumpkins.  Some sparkle was also created by using Patina Stickles on the pumpkin stems and vines.  The sentiments were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • patterned dp-Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • cardstock-purple is core'dinations color core, black and orange unknown
  • foam glitter stickers-Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • bling-kaiserscrapbook rhinestones
  • embossing-cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder
  • ribbon-Go With the Grain (black)  
Most of the ingredients for this creation were obtained from Phebe, The Town Scrapper.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend,

Tricia

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hello and Good Afternoon!!

A couple of tidbits of info that I'd like to share before I provide the recipe for my submission to the HUMBLE PIE BLOG CHALLENGE of the week:

First of all, I 'd like to congratulate our very talented winner of last week's HUMBLE PIE SCALLOPS CHALLENGE, JACILYNN of http://jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com/!  Jacilynn's winnings consisted of $10 in HUMBLE PIE BUCKS to be used towards the purchase of any of HUMBLE PIE'S FABULOUS SWEETIE PIE STAMPS.  Congratulations Jacilynn!!  A special thank you also goes out to our other player in the 'Scallops' challenge, Itzuv.  The kitchen staff at HUMBLE PIE appreciate your efforts and love to see your wonderful creations!  Please keep sharing your delightful designs!!

Now, on to this week's HUMBLE PIE CHALLENGE.  This week the challenge we put forth is to incorporate BUTTONS AND BLING into your creation.  Can a card ever have too many buttons or too much bling? Not in our opinion!! We know we're new on the scene so the use of a HUMBLE PIE STAMP is NOT REQUIRED for this challenge. If you have managed to get your inky fingers on one of our FAB stamps however, we would love to see it in action! The HUMBLE PIE BAKERS have cooked-up a delectable sampling of BUTTON AND BLINGIFIED creations for a little inspiration. Come on, check them out HERE, you won't be disappointed!

My card for BUTTONS AND BLING features our little SWEETIE PIE Ellie.  I LOVE her whimsical appearance, don't you?















































Card Details:
  • stamps-Ellie image is one of the cuties from HUMBLE PIE'S new stamp line SWEETIE PIE STAMPS.  The stitching is from Sassafrass Lass Stitched Borders Set and the sentiment was provided compliments of My Favorite Things.
Ellie was stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold pressed watercolour paper, with StazOn Jet Black Ink.  She was coloured using both Reeves Watercolour Pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Ellie's shiny hair and eyes created using none other than, Judy Kins Diamond Glaze.  Sparkle of her shirt, shoes and stitching on her jeans all thanks to the indispensible Stickles  collection. Stitched border and sentiment inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • design patterned paper-last year's Christmas left-overs....can't remember, but loved it!
  • cardstock- blue is Bazzill, green and red core'dinations Color Core 
  • buttons- from everyone and everywhere, including Bo Bunny Tis the Season Buttons
  • bling-rhinestones are Kaiserscrapbook
  • ribbon-Go with the Grain
I had a ton of fun whipping-up this card, love to see what you can concoct.  Visit HUMBLE PIE'S BLOG!!!

Tricia

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We, at HUMBLE PIE STAMPS, are so very excited to share the news you've all been waiting to hear! HUMBLE PIE STAMPS is delighted to introduce our newest accomplices in the kitchen! Joining our very talented ranks are BAKERS KIM, LISA, JANET, ANN, KATIE and MARIA! We look forward to all the creative concoctions we will have to share with one another and with ALL OF YOU!!  Please feel free to stop by HUMBLE PIE STAMPS to welcome them aboard!

Monday, October 12, 2009

CHALLENGE WINNER, BLOG CANDY, NEW CHALLENGE, BLOG CANDY

Good Monday Evening!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  We Canandians, celebrated our Thanksgiving this weekend...boy do I love loooonnggg weekends!!  Back to the grind tomorrow.  ;(

HUMBLE PIE STAMPS brought it's FIRST WEEKLY CHALLENGE to a close on Friday.  Our VERY FIRST and VERY SPECIAL WINNER was drawn randomly on Saturday morning.  CONGRATULATIONS go out to KIM of MEMORIES IN THYME for her spectacular card lift!!
Much thanks to KIM and to ALL of those who participated in our inaugural challenge.  Your card lifts were WONDERFUL!!!  We hope you will continue to play along with us every week!!!

Our SECOND WEEKLY CHALLENGE is now underway!  The requirement of this week's challenge is to simply use SCALLOPS.  Doesn't get much easier than that!!  We know we're new on the scene so the use of a HUMBLE PIE SWEETIE PIE STAMP is NOT required for this challenge.  If you have managed to get your stampin' hands on one of our FAB stamps however, we would love to see it in action!  The HUMBLE PIE BAKERS have cooked-up a delectable sampling of scalloped creations for a little inspiration.  PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT AND GET ALL THE DEETS ON THE CHALLENGE HERE!!

OH MY, DID I FORGET TO MENTION THERE IS A SPECTACULAR PRIZE BEING OFFERED AT RANDOM TO A PARTICIPANT OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE??  PHEBE, our HEAD CHEF at HUMBLE PIE STAMPS is providing $10 in HUMBLE PIE BUCKS to this week's winner.  A HUMBLE PIE STAMP could be yours just for playing along!! 

My SCALLOPED concoction features our darling little ELLIE.







Card Details:
  • stamps-image is ELLIE of HUMBLE PIE'S SWEETIE PIE line of stamps.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things' Grateful Greetings.
Ellie was stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink.  She was coloured with Reeves Watercolour pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Her hair, eyes and sneakers were given a little shine with help from Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze.  BTW, what did we ever do before Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents, or...?  I am addicted to that liquid magic!  The delightful sentiment was inked-up using VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • patterned design paper-Deena's Penny Lane Free Bird "Love" collection (My Mind's Eye)
  • cardstock-Core'dinations and various other manufacturers
  • ribbon-Go with the Grain (Micheal's Stores Inc)
  • die cuts-Spellbinder's Nesties (ovals and scalloped ovals)
  • 3D adhesive-Dollarama
Have a wonderful week!!

Tricia

Friday, October 9, 2009

BLOG CANDY!!!

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to send out a reminder about HUMBLE PIE STAMPS' FIRST EVER CHALLENGETHERE IS CANDY INVOLVED!!  The challenge is SUPER SIMPLE to complete!  All you need to do is lift one of the Design Team members' absolutely divine card creations!  To get the low-down on the CHALLENGE, hop on over to the Blog.  We are accepting challenge submissions until midnight EST Friday, October 9th, 2009 (there's still lots of time to play).

Here's a glimpse of the tasty HUMBLE PIE GOODIES up for grabs:







How would YOU like the OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH our SWEETIE PIE line of stamps?  Interested in joining us, the Bakers Design Team?  Check out all the details HERE!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Here's a card I made at the scrapbooking and card-making extravaganza I celebrated with freinds this past weekend.  The stamped image is produced by WillowGrove Stamps.  He's pretty cute, isn't he?







Card Details:
  • stamps-giraffe and trick or treat bag are WillowGrove Stamps, sentiment is from Amy R. Stamps' Autumn Sentiments set (C.C. Designs)

The giraffe and bag were inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and coloured with both Reeves Watercolour Pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  His hooves and eyes were given some shine using Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze.  His costume was outlined with Diamond Stickles...gotta have some sparkle!  The sentiment was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.


  • pattterned dp-Bo Bunny's Boo Crew collection
  • cardstock-Bazzill and Core'dinations
  • ribbon-Offray
  • bling-Kaiserscrapbook Rhinestones
  • bat brad-makingmemories Spook Alley Collection
All the supplies (except the WillowGrove Stamps) were obtained from The Town Scrapper.  Thanks PHEBE!!

Have a great night,

Tricia 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Sunday!  (or maybe not...tomorrow is Monday)

I arrived home today from a wonderful scrapbooking and cardmaking weekend retreat with friends.  We spent our weekend at Memories Manor, a beautiful Scrapbookers' Bed and Breakfast.  We ate, scrapped, ate, chatted, ate, ate, ate....  Memories Manor is a phenomenal destination, just a hop, skip and a jump over the border in St. Clair, MI.

Now, on to some business.  The NEW HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG was revealed only yesterday.  Have you checked it out?  Take a peek and feast your eyes on our new line of SWEETIE PIE stamps, as well as the beautiful cards the HUMBLE PIE BAKERS have whipped-up. You'll also see the deets of our very FIRST HUMBLE PIE CHALLENGE (AND PICS OF THE CANDY AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF THE CHALLENGE).  Here's a little nibble....



                                               



      
ONE MORE THING!!!!!  A HUMBLE PIE DESIGN TEAM CALL!

We are a Canadian stamp company looking for SENIOR DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS who have a passion for paper crafts, and stamps (both digital and rubber)! Your coloring of stamped images should be your strength - whether it's with Copics, or watercolor, or any other medium. Previous Design Team experience is not necessary, but would be an asset. We welcome international applicants. You should have an active blog (post at least 3 times per week).

We will be taking submissions from now until October 10, 2009. So if you are ready to become a part of a brand new stamping and challenge blog adventure, and can follow the guidelines below, we want to hear from you.


As a senior member of our DT, you will be asked to:
  1. Create 4 projects a month using The Humble Pie stamps, by participating in weekly blog challenges. You may be asked to work with digital images.
  2. Participate in Blog Hops, to promote release of new stamps, approximately every 2-3 months.
  3. On a weekly basis, help promote/advertise Humble Pie Stamps and The Town Scrapper (on your personal blog and to any message boards where appropriate).
  4. Provide quality scans/photographs of all projects as well as posting any related tips/tricks
  5. Have an active blog presence on your personal blog
  6. Commit to a 6-month term beginning October 12, 2009

To apply, please send the following information to me by email:
(email to Kim, DT Co-Ordinator, love_10s @ hotmail *dot* com)
  1. Link to your online gallery and blog
  2. Provide full contact information - name, phone number, email address, and location
  3. Submit a short paragraph or two of why you want to be one of our designers
  4. List your current DT/designer/site commitment(s)
  5. Include a link to your blog post, and digital copies of the two projects being used for this submission.
  6. Create 2 projects that showcase your style and abilities. One should be a card with a colored, stamped image. The other can be anything you want, but should also include a colored, stamped image.
  7. Post these two projects on your personal blog, and describe them in detail. Add any tips or tricks that you have used in the creation of your projects. (brownie points for using Humble Pie images! ;)

As a Senior Design Team member for Humble Pie Stamps, you will receive:

· 25% discount off the regular price of anything purchased from The Town Scrapper
· 50% off one item per month
· One free Humble Pie rubber stamp
· The experience of working with one of the best stamp companies in the world! ;)

We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Good luck!!

Tricia

Saturday, October 3, 2009

HELLO!!!

Here's a couple of shots of the card I made for THE HUGE HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG REVEAL!!!!!  HUMBLE PIE'S SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE IS BRAND-SPANKING NEW AND EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE FROM PHEBE, THE TOWN SCRAPPERPLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FAB BLOG! 

Dusty loves reading eerie tales, but needs to cuddle with Teddy when the stories get a little too spooky! 







Card Details:
  • stamps - Dusty is a HUMBLE PIE SWEETIE PIE stamp, book borrowed from Hanna (Hanna Stamps) and sentiment and words are Amy R. Stamps' Autumn Sentiments (C.C. Designs)
Dusty and book were inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and coloured with Reeve's Watercolour Pencils and Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour sheets.  Judy Kin's Diamond Glaze added some shine to Dusty's hair, the teddy bear's nose and sparkle to his glasses.  The sentiments were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • patterned dp - Making Memories Words Spook Alley and Ghosts Spook Alley
  • cardstock - Bazzill
  • embossing - Cuttlebug's Skeleton Scroll  
  • bling - Kaiserscrapbook Rhinestones
  • ghost brads - Making Memories Spook Alley Brad Combo

You'll have to hop on over to the Humble Pie Stamps Blog, right away to check our STAMPS and exciting FIRST EVER CHALLENGE!!!!  Get a glipmse of the unbelievably amazing CANDY being offered by Phebe/The Town Scrapper!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Humble Pie Stamps Design Team Call!


We are a Canadian stamp company with a brand new line of stamps, and a brand new challenge blog (still being developed - scheduled to go live on World Cardmaking Day - October 3, 2009)! We are looking for SENIOR DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS who have a passion for paper crafts, and stamps (both digital and rubber)! Your coloring of stamped images should be your strength - whether it's with Copics, or watercolor, or any other medium. Previous Design Team experience is not necessary, but would be an asset. We welcome international applicants. You should have an active blog (post at least 3 times per week).

We will be taking submissions from now until October 10, 2009. So if you are ready to become a part of a brand new stamping and challenge blog adventure, and can follow the guidelines below, we want to hear from you.


As a senior member of our DT, you will be asked to:


Create 4 projects a month using The Humble Pie stamps, by participating in weekly blog challenges. You may be asked to work with digital images.

Participate in Blog Hops, to promote release of new stamps, approximately every 2-3 months.

On a weekly basis, help promote/advertise Humble Pie Stamps and The Town Scrapper (on your personal blog and to any message boards where appropriate).

Provide quality scans/photographs of all projects as well as posting any related tips/tricks

Have an active blog presence on your personal blog

Commit to a 6-month term beginning October 12, 2009


To apply, please send the following information to me by email:
(email to Kim, DT Co-Ordinator, love_10s @ hotmail *dot* com)


Link to your online gallery and blog

Provide full contact information - name, phone number, email address, and location

Submit a short paragraph or two of why you want to be one of our designers

List your current DT/designer/site commitment(s)

Include a link to your blog post, and digital copies of the two projects being used for this submission.

Create 2 projects that showcase your style and abilities. One should be a card with a colored, stamped image. The other can be anything you want, but should also include a colored, stamped image.

Post these two projects on your personal blog, and describe them in detail. Add any tips or tricks that you have used in the creation of your projects. (brownie points for using Humble Pie images! ;)

As a Senior Design Team member for Humble Pie Stamps, you will receive:


· 25% discount off the regular price of anything purchased from The Town Scrapper
· 50% off one item per month
· One free Humble Pie rubber stamp
· The experience of working with one of the best stamp companies in the world! ;)

We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Good luck!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Monday!!

Phebe, The Town Scrapper posted the HUMBLE PIE'S NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE BLOP Grand Prize Winner on Saturday! 

"YEAHHHH!!!!! WE HAVE AN EXCITING WINNER CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGLINE PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ADDRESS SO WE CAN SEND YOU WHAT YOU WON!! My email address is townscrapper@sympatico.ca... hope to hear from you soon.

Phebe"

Congratulations to "Megline" and thank you to all who participated in our HUMBLE PIE'S NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE Blog Hop!!

REMEMBER.....Not a winner? Don't despair! There will be ample opportunity to win, win, win with the brand-spanking-new HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG!!!!!!! We, the Humble Pie Design Team, The Humble Pie Bakers are working hard to be able to unveil our HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG to all of you, on OCTOBER 3RD! We are overwhelmed with excitement with this new endeavor, please join the festivities! Stay tuned...more incredible info to follow......


Tricia

Friday, September 25, 2009

HUMBLE PIE'S NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE BLOG HOP WINNER

Good FRIDAY morning!!!!

I'm so very pleased to announce the winner of the card kit prize offered in celebration of the new SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE.  This kit features a stamped image(or 2...just in case) of Ellie, a member of HUMBLE PIE'S NEW (and very adorable) SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE, along with all the goodies needed to create one awesome card.  A random integer generator was used to select LINDA, author of the 8th comment left on my blog.  Linda please send me a quick note so we can arrange the delivery of your prize.  A sincere thank you to Linda and to all who played along!



 Phebe, The Town Scrapper will also be posting the GRAND PRIZE WINNER  and the SECOND (very cool) PRIZE WINNER today.

Not a winner?  Don't despair!  There will be ample opportunity to win, win, win with the brand-spanking-new HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG!!!!!!!  We, the Humble Pie Design Team are working hard to be able to unveil our HUMBLE PIE STAMPS BLOG to all of you, on OCTOBER 3RD!  We are overwhelmed with excitement with this new endeavor, please join the festivities!  Stay tuned...more incredible info to follow...... 

Tricia

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Good Wednesday Afternoon All!

JUST ANOTHER REMINDER ABOUT THE BLOG HOP WE HAD ON FRIDAY (TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HUMBLE PIE'S NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE) AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT STILL EXIST TO WIN LOTS OF BLOG CANDY!!!!!


Just check out all of the Humble Pie Designer blogs, and leave a comment on all Humble Pie designer blogs, (including our 2 Guest Design Team members), AND, post and link up the details on your own individual blog! So, after you have commented on all eight blogs, you will end up at Phebe/The Town Scrapper’s blog. You will need to go to your blog to post the details of this blop, (and pics of the grand prize), and come back to Phebe’s blog and link us up so that we can take a look! That’s two chances to win this prize, valued at over $150.00!!!  The prizes are pictured in my previous post...check them out! 

And, that’s not all! If you purchase a Humble Pie stamp within the next few days, you will get an additional chance to win for each stamp purchased!!! We will be choosing a winner this Friday, September 25th!


Here are the designer blog addresses:


Kim – http://kimmerbe.wordpress.com/

Krista – http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com/

Amy – http://scrapbookingobsession.blogspot.com/

Angie – http://angiebaker.wordpress.com/

Tricia – http://makingcardsbymoonlight.blogspot.com/ (THIS IS ME)

Melanie – http://paperblessingsbymelanie.blogspot.com/

Guest DT, Michelle – http://michelledobbyn.wordpress.com/

Guest DT, Carla – http://moralia.wordpress.com/









Today I'm posting a card I started last night.  It features the cute-as-a-button Clown Trevor.  Trevor is produced by C.C. Designs and is a member of the Sugar Plum line.

Card Details:
  • stamps-Clown Trevor and the bench on which he is sitting are C.C. Designs Sugar Plum stamps.  The sentiment is an Amy R. stamp also manufactured by C.C. Designs
Trevor and the bench were stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink on Fabriano 140 lbs cold pressed watercolour paper.  Both he and the bench were painted using Reeves Watercolour Pencils.  Burgundy Stickles were added to his cheeks and Patina Stickles used to add a little sparkle to his suspenders and shoes.  The sentiment was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • patterned dp-Bo Bunny's Boo Crew collection
  • cardstock-green is Bazzill and purple is Core'dinations Color Core
  • ribbon-Offray black grosgrain
  • anchor and spider brads-Making Memories
  • embossing folder-Cuttlebug's Boo to You
Most of the supplies for this card were obtained from Phebe, The Town Scrapper!

Until my next post,

Tricia


Monday, September 21, 2009

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!!

JUST ANOTHER REMINDER ABOUT THE BLOG HOP WE HAD ON FRIDAY (TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HUMBLE PIE'S NEW SWEETIE PIE STAMP LINE) AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT STILL EXIST TO WIN LOTS OF BLOG CANDY!!!!!
Just check out all of the Humble Pie Designer blogs, and leave a comment on all Humble Pie designer blogs, (including our 2 Guest Design Team members), AND, post and link up the details on your own individual blog! So, after you have commented on all eight blogs, you will end up at Phebe/The Town Scrapper’s blog. So, you will need to go to your blog to post the details of this blop, (and pics of the grand prize), and come back to Phebe’s blog and link us up so that we can take a look! So, that’s two chances to win this prize, valued at over $150.00!!!




And, that’s not all! If you purchase a Humble Pie stamp within the next 7 days, you will get an additional chance to win for each stamp purchased!!! We will be choosing a winner next Friday, September 25th!

Here are the designer blog addresses:

Tricia – http://makingcardsbymoonlight.blogspot.com/ (THIS IS ME)
Guest DT, Michelle – http://michelledobbyn.wordpress.com/
Guest DT, Carla – http://moralia.wordpress.com/


The grand prize includes:

THIRTEEN Sweetie Pie Halloween Humble Pie Stamps!
Witch Maggie
Super Bat Boy
Haunted House
3 Jack-o-Lanterns
1 Large Pumpkin
Broom
Bat
Cobweb Spider Lamp, and
3 Halloween Sentiments!
A complete 4-pack of circle-shaped Spellbinders Nestabilities
The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops – in 3 colours
6 pieces of 6×6 BoBunny’s 2009 Halloween Line of Patterned Paper
6 pieces of Co-Ordinating Bazzill Cardstock
Pebbles Chips printed and glittered chipboard pieces in various shapes
We R Memory Keepers Designer Eyelets & Snaps – Halloween
Want too see a photo of all this super candy?  Just check out my previous post....WHOA!!!!

And, that’s STILL NOT ALL! There’s a second prize, too!!!


Second Prize:

Stamped images of the above Sweetie Pie Halloween Stamps
6 pieces of 6×6 BoBunny 2009 Halloween Line of Patterned Paper
6 Pieces of Co-Ordinating Bazzill Cardstock
Pebbles Chips printed and glittered chipboard pieces in various shapes

These adorable Humble Pie/Sweetie Pie stamps are exclusively available at The Town Scrapper! You can contact Phebe, (519*882*0623) or send her an email…(info@townscrapper.com) to place your order! Or, if you live in the area, stop in and say hello! She's got lots of new stuff in.

Now for today's card post...C.C. Designs' Sugar Plum COW EMMA.  This little girl stole my heart when I first set eyes on her!



Now, this is my first attempt at stitching, please be patient :o)!  I did not impress my grade 8 Home Economics teacher with my pathetic attempts to make an apron and pencil case with zipper.  That first introduction to the sewing machine back 25 years ago left me terrified.

Card Details:

stamp-C.C. Designs' Sugar Plum Cow Emma
Emma was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold pressed watercolour paper.  She was painted with Reeves Watercolour Pencils.  I added Judy Kins' Diamond Glaze to her cow costume spots and Diamond Stickles to the cow's belly.
  • patterned dp-Bo Bunny's Boo Crew coordinating papers

  • cardstock-orange is Bazzill and green is Core'dinations' Black Magic Collection

  • "BOO" snap-We R Memory Keepers' Halloween Designer Eyelets and Snaps

  • bling-Rhinestones by Kaiserscrapbook

Oh, and the sewing machine I purchased to practice my stitching was the very inexpensive Singer PIXIE.  A very cute and purple(my fav colour) little machine.  Stay tuned for more stitching to come!


All supplies, except the machine were obtained from Phebe, The Town Scrapper....Thanks PHEBE!!
Tricia