Tuesday, December 22, 2009


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:

  • 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!


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!


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,