Saturday, November 24, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Black & White Challenge

Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a black and white card! One accent color may be used.


This week's challenge is inspired by old black and white films.

The real turning point from black and white to color in the movies was the film "The Wizard of Oz." This 1939 movie starts out in black and white, transitions to color, and then back to black and white again. This was the first time many movie goers saw color in film. Some notable black and white movies include "Young Frankenstein," "Night of the Living Dead," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Schindler's List," "Psycho," and most recently, "The Artist."


Our fabulous sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps! The winner will receive their choice of five digital stamps.




Along with the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge, the card design team will also be taking a look at ALL of the submissions and voting on their top three "spotlight"submissions. The spotlight submissions, along with the random winner, will be announced on Tuesday December 4th and will receive a special badge for their blogs.




For this weeks black and white card challenge I decided to use one of my favorite cartridges Create A Critter 2. I thought this cute little penguin with his scarf was perfect.  The black and white polka dot paper is from Bazzill Basics Paper Licorice. Doesn't it looked like snow in a dark sky? I then tore a piece of white cardstock and added Recollections Tinsel Glitter to make it look like snow hill.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Snow Day.

Here's a close up of the snow hill. This is a super fun challenge. Hope you to see your entry!
 
 
 
Have a great day.
 
TARA

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge: Anything Goes!!


Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch#47: Anything Goes!

StartsFriday, November 23rd 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 29th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 29th late afternoon
Our Sponsor this challenge is


Cardz TV Stamps
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my project for this challenge:

I thought this crow was adorable with her big hat and sunflower! I just recently got a Cameo and this is my first SVG image that I put on a card. I have to say that I'm really enjoying having both machines. This was super simple to put together but I think really cute!! I just love anything goes challenges, so go make something and be sure to enter into this weeks challenge.  The winner gets to pick a set of Cardtv Stamps. Woo Hoo!!

Material:
SVG Cuts- Autumn Cuddly Friends
Recollections Spice Market Paper
Lily Bee Design Autumn Spice Paper
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Bakers Twine
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Labels 4
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large
My Craft Spot Happy Thanksgiving Sentiments

TARA

Come play with us!
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Winner!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I'm spending mine at my house with my sister and her family. I even think later tomorrow I may head out and do some shopping! I'll be busy this weekend as we always put up our Christmas tree. The girls are super excited and can hardly wait.
 
The winner for the Tic Tac Toe blog hop is Rexann Menz.
Congrats Rexann!!!
Please email me your address so I can mail out your prize.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Tara

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tic Tac Toe Blog Hop

This is a super fun Tic Tac Toe Blog Hop by the Scraps To Treasure Team!! We had to use the Tic Tac Toe board above along with only using your scraps to make a project. I chose to do the bottom row across which includes buttons, mist/paint and ribbon. There is blog candy for this hop, but you must comment on everyone's blog in this hop to win. I also have some blog candy that I'll be giving away. If you have arrived from Lucy's you are in the right place. If you just happen to be visiting my blog please start from the beginning.



 Here's my card I made for this hop...

The papers are all from my stash. I always have a ton of buttons so I decided to make a wreath out of buttons. I also added some ribbon and adhesive rhinestones.

 
Here's a close up of the paper that the wreath is on.  I sprayed a green glimmer mist on the paper. It really does give it a pretty shine.  I did ink the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink.

Here's my blog candy for this hop!
 
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
 
I will announce the winner by using Random.org on 11/20. This is open to US and Canadian residents only due to shipping charges.
 
Your next stop is Robin S
 
Enter our 500 Follower Giveaway someone will win a 
 $100. Joanns Giftcard!
 
 
Here's a complete list of the lineup in case you get lost.
Blog Hop Line up:

 1. Cicily - www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
2. Paula - http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
3. Lucy - http://love2createitall.com/
4. Tara - http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/
5. Robin S. - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
6. Suzanne - http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.com/
7.Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com/
8.Tahi - http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
9. Robin C. - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
10. Pam http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
11. Liz Cline - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
12. Robin L. - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
13. Camille - http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/

 Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!

Tara

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner!!

Winner for the Thankful Blog hop is ....

Camille Short

Congrats Camille!! Please email me your address so I can get your goodies mailed out to you.

Thanks.

Tara

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Card Challenge

 
 
 
Our challenge this week is a card challenge - create a masculine card. Anything goes!

This week's challenge is inspired by old western films.

A Western films is defined as a movie set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier. It's hard to think of westerns without thinking about Gary Cooper, The Lone Ranger and, of course, John Wayne. A few popular westerns include "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "Young Guns", "3:10 to Yuma", "Dances With Wolves" and "High Noon".

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Dude Time Doodles! They are giving away a $10 gift certificate!

Along with the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge, the card design team will also be taking a look at ALL of the submissions and voting on their top three "spotlight"submissions. The spotlight submissions, along with the random winner, will be announced on Tuesday November 20th and will receive a special badge for their blogs.
 
 
Here's the card I came up with for this weeks western challenge. Thought it would be fun to use a little cowgirl that's ready to rope you in! The image is from County Fair cartridge. These papers are from My Minds Eye Dolled up stack. I thought the paper was perfect for her jean skirt and handkerchief. I embellished it by adding a star brad in cowgirl and then added some lucky horseshoes to finish if of.
 
Every second week of the month Red Carpet Studio will host an award show for the winners who won the previous month's challenges. The nominees will include each week's randomly chosen winner and also each week's spotlight submissions, categorized by the different challenges. The four winners of each week's challenge will be running against each other so bloggers can vote for which creation they like best based on creativity, skill, and the use of the challenge inspiration. Go vote!!

 
 
 
TARA

Thankful Bloghop

Hello and welcome to the ‘Thankful’ Bloghop! This is the time of year we really reflect on what we have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is scrapbooking and all the crafts, supplies and people that go along with it. A group of people is joining me today, and tomorrow, to share projects that all have the word ‘thank’ on them.


Here's the project I created for this hop....

I used the Artiste cartridge to create this pie box. How pretty would this be to give to your guest to take a piece of pie home with them?! The papers from Recollections Night & Fall paper pad were the perfect colors. I added some ribbon, raffia and leaves to give it more of a Fall theme.

Here's a close up of the top. I used My Craft Spot Stampin Around Fall stamp set and Tiny Doilies dies. I then added some adhesive rhinestones to complete the tag. I hope you will visit everyone's blog and see what they created, as there is a variety of projects!!


In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too. If you comment on everyone’s bloghop post you will be entered to win the goodies. You don’t have to become a follower of the ‘Afternoon Scrapper’ blog too, but it would be great if you did. The prize is a mix of paper, stickers, mists, stencils stickers and more as pictured here:

                                                        Afternoon Scrapper blog candy:
 
Here's my candy for this hop:
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
 
I will pick a winner on 11/14 using Random.org this is open to US & Canada residents only due to shipping cost.
 
TARA
 
Challenges
 
Here's a complete this of both days of the hop

Day 1, Saturday, Nov. 10
1. Melanie Rozwood http://afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com/
2. Miranda Enclade http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

Friday, November 9, 2012

Turkey Toe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Turkey Toe Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of turkey-themed projects to help you get ready for Thanksgiving!

 If you've come from Eileen's blog, you're in the right place.

For today's hop, I made..
I think this turkey from Create A Critter 2 is perfect for the Fall season! I used an "S" fold card and did distressing around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. My papers today are from Recollections Spice Market & Bo Bunny Forever Fall. To finish it off I did some doodling with a white Jelly pen around the tips of his feathers, added a Raffia bow with button and adhesive gem. 
 
Here's a closeup of the turkey. Isn't he cute?! To give him a little extra bling I added some red and black glitter glue. I hope you all go through and leave some love for everyone and have a great Friday. Gobble! Gobble!
 

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate



$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

Prize Package from Scrappin' Fab Pam

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday November 13th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is _Stephanie's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Happy Hopping!

TARA

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#45: Food & Beverages
Create any type of project featuring 
FOOD and / or BEVERAGES.
StartsFriday, November 9th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 15th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 15th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Fresh Brewed Designs
http://freshbreweddesigns.com/
Prize: 3 digis of the winner's choice

Here's my project for this challenge:
I decided to do a tag for this challenge, thought it might be easier than doing a card. The images are from the Fast Food cartridge. Since I have so many cartridges I'm trying to see if I can use different ones that I haven't already used. The papers I used are from Simple Stories Harvest Lane. I used Glossy Accents on the pepperoni and french fries to make them look more realistic.  Does this make you hungry? If so, why not go make something and join in on the fun!!
 
TARA
 

Enter your project below!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Let's Talk Turkey


Here's a real cute Turkey card. I just love Fall colors on a card. I made this card to enter a couple of challenges. This post is going to be real short today as I have home two of my daughters with the stomach flu. All the instructions on what I used and how I made this card are in the video. Hope you enjoy the video and make it a great day!!


TARA

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas
Paper Playtime
Cupcake Craft Challenge
FCCB
DL ART
Little Scrap Pieces
Cardz TV
Tuesday Throwdown
Scrapalicious
The Kraft Journal
The Cuttlebug Spot

Monday, November 5, 2012

Craft Haul

I had to go to Walmart today to get some items that I needed. While I was browsing in the clearance Halloween section what did I see? Studio G craft items! My store is at 75% off. I got everything in the picture for $13.86
I thought these coasters would be great to make some kind of banner project out of. There are 8 coasters in each pack and was .61 each! Studio G Bakery Twine 5 yards for .24 each!
Each pack has 44 adhesives .24 each!
Package of 4 Flair Buttons .24 each!
Studio G 4 felt embellishments for .24 each!
Studio G 12 Adhesive Buttons .24 each!
K&Company Chipboard 100 pieces for 1.25

I just wanted to share what I found today. These are all super cute and at a really great price!! The Studio G items were not ringing up at the correct discounted price but after they checked they price adjusted them to reflect the 75% discount.


Red Carpet Studio is having a Facebook Giveaway be sure to stop by and leave a comment to win the candy!

Have a great day my crafty friends.

TARA

Friday, November 2, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome  to our 3-day hop showcasing, you guessed it, bears!  Well, Teddy Bears  to be precise.  Teddy Bears from Cricut's Teddy Bear Parade!
"A Teddy bear is a faithful friend
You can pick him up at either end.
His fur is the colour of breakfast toast,
And he's always there when you need him most." 
We hope you will be inspired by our teddy bear creations.  As you hop along from blog to blog, you may see some blog candy being offered.  Please follow the blogger's instructions to enter and be eligible to win.
If you just happened on my blog, please start at the beginning of our hop with Janis of Pause Dream Enjoy (http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/).
  
If you came here from Laura W.~  http://scrappinsweetiesescape.blogspot.com , you're in the right place! 
Here's the card I made for this hop:
I just fell in love with this cute little baby teddy bear. The bottle and pacifier are so adorable. I used a step up card with papers from Paper Studio Sweat Pea Collection. The papers are softer pastel color, which is perfect when making a baby themed card.
Here's a close up of the card. I did use Glossy Accents on her eyes and nose, to make them look more real. I love the look of My Craft Spot vanilla crinkle ribbon that I used at the top of the card. The rhinestone in the middle is from Recollections.

Here's my blog candy for this hop.
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.

I will use random.org to pick a winner and it will be announced Nov. 11
This is open to US and Canadian residents only due to shipping cost.
 The next step on your Teddy Bear trail is, Tracy Matos ~http://tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com/  
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
5. Tara Barnes Bruening ~ http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/ 
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another day of teddy bear creations!
TARA
Here's a list of the next two days. Please remember some of us in the hop may be in the path of the hurricane and without power during this hop. If you don't see a card please move on to the next person on this list.
DAY 2: Sunday, November 4th
10. Julie (Cricut Chick) - http://www.cricutchick.com
DAY 3: Monday, November 5th
2. Crazyabout Cricut ~ http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
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