Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy 40th Birthday!!!!

I made this for a girlfriends 40th Birthday today.  I found the tutorial for this card at On the Bright Side!.  Super easy to follow and very quick to put together.
The paper I used is a textured piece from DCWV Main Street Stack.  The digi is also printed on textured card stock.  The digi is from Sew Many Cards, it called Oliver Celebrates.  The ribbon is from my stash.  I used pop dots on the wings, beak, feet, and the balloon to give him a little dimension.

I am entering it into the following
Craft You days away
Papertake Weekly
Artful INKables
Marks Finest Paper
A Crafty Little Place

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sew Many Cards Huge December Sale!!!!!

Just a quick note Sew Many Cards is having a huge sale this month.  They are also taking donations, the owners son is very ill and the medical cost are huge.  Any help is greatly appreciated.
 Go on over and get some great stamps at greatly reduced cost!  And please give if you can!

Hugs and Merry Christmas!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Inspiration

Here is the card I made for todays challenge over at OSAAT.  This weeks theme is use your favorite colors.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Robin.
She is giving one lucky winner a $10 voucher to use in her amazing store.  Be sure to cjeck out all the fabulous DT creations and leave them all a little Christmas cheer.
One more Christmas card.  This time I used a digi called Three hanging Stockings you can get here.  I used brads as the hooks.  The firts layer on the digi I colored with the computer.  Man that was a long "adventure".  My hat off to those of you that do that.  It is a true test of patients. The second layer of the stockings are colored with stickels and with water color pencils.  I used a stampin up sentiment.  The paper is from a 6x6 stack that I just bought and lost.  LOL
I am going to enter this one into

A Crafty Little Place
ABC Challenge
Stamp Something

Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Holidays

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I couldn't sleep last night so I decided that I should get a move on with my Christmas cards, so here is one of three.  I will upload the others after we go grocery shopping.  This card I lifted from a dear friend of mine.  On Niks original card she had red as her accent color and a different font for JOY.  The snow flurry stamp is from CTMH.  It a very clean and simple card, but I love it!  And it took a total of 15 minutes to make with cutting the letters.  So this is the perfect are when your in a pinch.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday
Lexi's Creations
Sassy Studio Designs


Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Mouse

Good day!  Hope everyone has been fabulous.  I have been taking some time off due to sickness running through our house once again.  I sure hope that this isn't a sneak peek at what is to come this winter.  
When I picked up my daughter from the sitters on Friday she had got her first birthday party invite.  She is so excited!  As hard as it was to go shopping with her we has to find the perfect gift, that both the birthday girl gets as well as my daughter.  Any how, this is the card we made for her.  
The little mouse is a Meljens Designs called cupcake mouse, and the flag and sentiment are from Tickled Pink Stamps its from a set call Tickled Pink Birthday.  We followed a sketch from Sentimental Sundays.
I am entering it into the following
Sentimental Sundays

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Challenge at OSAAT

Good Sunday morning, and a Happy Halloween to everyone!  Hope you weekend has gone wonderfully and all you gouls and golblins get tons of treats tonight.
So its that time again over at One Stitch at a Time.  Our challenge for this week is anything goes Christmas.  I found this tutorial over at on how to make a tissue box cover, and thought let give it a try.
This cute Lil Angel by Lil Diva is available at Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Boutique.
Here are our wonderful sponsors for this challenge (voucher for 10 GBP)
Please head over to OSAAT and check out what all the wonderful DT has come up with and leave them a little love.  
I am entering this into the following
Bah! Humbug!: Presents
Papertake : Sparkly and Bright
Crafty Purple Frog : Anything Goes
Craft you passion : Sparkles
Stampavie and more : Christmas
Southern Girls : Glitter
Alphabet Challenge: Angels
Fussy and Fancy Friday winter wonderland
Bee Crafty Christmas Digi 
Happy Haunting to everyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lets Celebrate!

Its that time again, OSAAT has a new challenge.  This week we challenge you to celebrate.  This weeks sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Boutique.  Please stop into all the lovely DT's blogs and give them some love, we all so appreciate the comments.  So here is my creation :
 I "tried" to make a circle card using my cricut, it didn't work out so well, but here it is.  This lovely digi Teddy with Scarf, is from Stampin Dragon, avaiable at Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Boutique.  He is so versatile, he works great for Christmas but also he would be great on a baby card or maybe even a valentines card/layout.  I colored him with my CTMH water color pencils.  The noel stamp is also from CTMH.  The paper is new, but I didn't save the end that tells you who makes it.  SORRY!  The ribbon I got at Michaels. The pearls are from the local dollar store.   I did no techniques, nothing different besides trying for a circle card.  I will have to try that again.  
Don't forget to stop by OSAAT, and join in our fun.y
I am entering it into the following challenges
Stampin Royalty

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Card......The first of the season

So I got the stamp of the month with CTMH and it has this awesome skull.  And I  just had to used it.  Simply Bettys challenge for today is to use skeletons, and Digis with Attitude! has a color challenge going on, so I thought to combine the two.  I also used a old sketch fro The Sweet Stop.  The geen paper is embossed and all paper is textured.  
  I am entering this into
Simply Betty
Digis with attitude!
Pear Tree Designs
Polly Craft
My Grafico
Thanks so much for taking a look.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pink Birthday

Good Monday morning!  The sun is shining and it is suppose to be a beautiful day here today.  I am thinking that it might be a good day for the park.  But this morning I have been able to sneak in a few minutes to craft and this is what I have come up with.  Stitchy is sponsoring a  Sundays with Crissy this month and this is one of her digis.  Its called sweet treat, and you can get it here at Stitchy Bear Stamps and I did it creations boutique.  I have used faux stitching around the whole card.  The frame is from the Cindy Loo cartridge for my Cricut. The DSP if from DCWV Doodle Around Stack.  I followed the sketch from this weeks challenge over at The Sweet Stop.  Oh and don't forget to check out One Stitch at a time challenge blog this week as it is Embellish it !  how easy is that.  Thanks for stopping in, have a great day.
I am entering it into the following:
Sunday with Crissy
Totally Gorjuss
Digital Tuesday
Our Creative Corner
The Sweet Stop
Raise the Bar
Pear Tree Designs
Paper Romance
Lexi's Creations

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Embellish it at OSAAT

Good Sunday morning!  Hope that your weekend has been fabulous.  Mine is turning out to be grand!  The hubby and I are off to the tattoo convention today, I can't wait.  We missed it last year so I am hoping to come home with some new ink.  Cross our fingers.  Any how on to the really reason for this post.  Its Sunday and that means a new challenge over at OSAAT.   This week our challenge to you is to embellish it with you favorite things.  So here is my creation:
So this paper is a digital paper by JLJ Design, available here at Stitchy Bear & I did it Creations Crafting Boutique.  I have to tell you that after making this purse card I have a totally new respect for digi papers.  They are fantastic, when I messed it  up the first few times with the cutting I didn't have to decide on a new paper or run to the store to purchase another piece. I am so hooked now!  Just wish I had a 12 x 12 printer.  
I did faux stitching around the edges of the purse, and apparently forgot to do the bottom.  LOL.  I took just a black piece of card stock and glued it to the center then add some beautiful lace.  I used Velcro dot to keep the purse close.  I made the flower and used a button stamp for the center.  I added pearls all around the purse to give it that little bit of bling with out distracting from the gorgeous paper.  So there it is, hope you all have enjoyed my ramblings, sorry.  Have an awesome Sunday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Play Sketch Challenge

This is one of my newest Christmas cards.  The stamp is call Silverbells, by Stitchy Bear Stamps, available at Stitchy Bear & I did it crafting Boutique.  What a great selection of digis they have there.  The papers are just scraps.  The ribbon and pearls are from Close to my Heart.  I also colored the bells with my water color pencils.  Thanks so much for taking a look.
I am entering it in to Paper Play .
My Grafico Anything goes
Sparkel Creations Clean and Simple


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christmas Card Swap

On October 23 I am hosting a Christmas Card Swap, kinda like a cookie exchange.  There will be about 20 gals gathering to make Christmas cards, eat, chat, and just have fun in general.  I have prizes and challenges to go on.  There will also be a Stampin UP! demonstrator there as well.  I can't wait!  
So here are a couple of my example to show the gals to help get there creative juices flowing. 

 This card I used a heart punch to make the wreath, some ribbon and a hand written sentiment.  That part didn't turn out so well cause I used textured paper.
 This is my non traditional card.  I love to used non Christmas colors on my Christmas card.  The sentiment is from Close to my Heart, as are the snow flakes. Really all product is.  I added a little BLING on the snowflakes to give them a little dimension.

Last but not least.  And definitely not last on my list of too do's.   This I think is my fave.  I stamped a couple of charistmas balls on to a sheet of paper then scanned them into my pc, so that I could resize them to fit my card.  Then stamps are both from CTMH as is the paper.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Have an awesome night, and thanks for stopping in.

DT Call

It DT call time over at Paper Romance.  Its a 6 month "shift", all the details are posted on the blog.  The call ends November 4.

Off Sick

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone has been good.  We have gone on sick leave here for a few weeks, know I think we have finally kicked it.  Knock on wood.  So I have had a little time to scrap in the last few nights.  And here is one of my creations.

Look I even finished the inside!  So the digi is from Karens Doodles, a freebie I found.  I colored it with my CTMH water color pencils.  All the paper is from Shabby Princes as is the quote on the outside. I fastened it on with a couple of copper brads.   The quote on the inside is form on the net.  I used a sketch I got off a blog, but I'm not sure whos.  Sorry!  I made this card for friends who invited us over for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.  EXCELLENT!  He is a chef, and she is a genius in the kitchen.  I love not having to cook when I am sick.  It has been so nice too be back, and I promise I will have a few more posts up in the next few days.  I am entering it into the following challenges:
Pear Tree Autumn Challenge
Bunny Zoes Autumn Love
Crafty Sentiments Fall colors
Paper Romance Halloween or Fall card
Digis with Attitude! Metal
The Stamp Man Autumn


Saturday, October 2, 2010

OSAAT Challenge

Good Sunday morning!  I hope that everyone enjoyed World Card making day.  I was unable to get into my scrap room do to a sick kiddo, and unfortuantely she is still sick.  So it is our Halloween theme over at OSAAT.  I had the opportunity to use JLJ Designs for my calendar.  You can grab the papers and the image here as well as all the other Halloween release.  I love the ghost and the DSP are amazing.  The orange paper has sparkle it almost looks like fabric.  I found a blank calendar template on, so really this was a very easy project for me.  All the hard work was done for me, all I had to do was figure out how to put it together.  I have to say I love this challenge, this is my favorite time of year and I love everything about Halloween.  I hope you all have as much fun with this challenge as I did, cant wait to see what you come up with.  Have a great rest of your weekend.  Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday Games over at OSAAT

Good morning , almost afternoon.  Hope the weekend is treating you well.  I have a sick kiddo on my hands today, so nothing to much will be going on here.  To bad as it is World Card Making Day!  So on to the real reason for this quick post.  Its Saturday and we have some new games going on over at OSAAT.  There is a fun poem, some questions to answer, and some fab prizes up for grabs.  And don't forget to join in our Anything goes challenge.  Have a fabulous day, can't wait to make some cards!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Altered Letter

This is my altered project fro The Stamp Man Challenge.  The paper, ribbon, and the stickers are "scraps" from my stash.  I think next time I do a letter I will use paint rather than paper, but it a learning process. I am also entering this in to Crafty Sentiment use you scraps challenge.

OSAAT Anything Goes!

First of all I am so sorry that this is sooo late!  We went to the football game last night and got home about 1 am this morning and doing a post was the last thing on my mind.  We took our two year old daughter with us so all I was thinking about was BED!  Then this morning I am having internet issues.  When it rains it pours.  This cute little duck is called Quackity Quack, by Lil Diva.  You can get it at Stitchy Bear.  So this card is for Anything Goes at OSAAT.  All papers and embellies are from CTMH.  I used the cricut to make the frames.
Thanks for coming over!
I am entering into the following:
AI Factory
Charisma Cardz
A Spoon full of Sugar
Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie
Crafty Emma
Our Daily Bread
Crafty Calendar

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stamp Man Challenge Blog Hop

The Stamp Man Challenge is having a blog hop, head on over and check it out!


Morning all, this is just a small reminder to head over to OSAAT today and play along with our sneak a peek game.  There are 3 chances to win a new digi of your choice!  And don't forget to come back on Sunday to see if your guess is correct.  Come on lets go give it a try!  Okay this is the last you will here from me today, we are off to the football game, can't wait!
Oh and don't forget to check out the store for all the new Halloween releases, they are spooktacular!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween is now in Stock!

TGIF!!!!!! The sun is finally shining, and its warm!  Yippy!  I hope you all have great plans for the weekend, we are going to a football game on Saturday, and it gonna be warm!!!! I was so afraid it was gonna rain or even snow.....but the weather man say nice.  Okay on to the reason for this post, Stitchy Bear  is in fully Halloween swing!  They are some awesome stamps and great papers available now.  We all need something for this time of year, so please stop in and see whats there.  Thats all for now, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lil Lolita Digi!!!!

How's it going?  Todays been a flurry of work,home,work, fight with daughter,dinner, fight with daughter, put daughter to bed, scary way monsters, put daughter back to bed.  So after all this I decided that a good way to wind down would be to read a book.  BUT I had to check e-mail first, which in turn made me want to scrap, cause I got my new Lil Lolita digi(you can find it here)!!!!  I am so glad that Tickled Pink Stamps decided to bring back the digi for these stamps.  My collection will continue to grow, I have two rubber stamps and this one digi.  I hope to get the full collection.  We shall see.  Any who on to the card.  I colored the image with my CTMH water color pencils.  The frame is from my cricut expression, Cindy Loo.The dsp is from DCWV Mainstreet stack.  The buttons are from CTMH as is the ribbon.  I used liquid glass on the flourish along with some glitter.  I am entering it into the following challenges:
Lillolita : Buttons
OCC: Sketch
Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Belated Birthday Wishes

Hello to one and all, I hope the weekend was good.  It rained the whole time here, but that meant that house work got done, and a belated birthday card.  I made this card for a co-worker who thought she was being sneaky and not mentioning that she had a birthday on Friday.  Oh I forgot to mention that her son walked into work and gave her a birthday card.  The cats out of the bag now.  Okay so on to the card.  The black CS is Bazzill Basics, the DSP is from DCWV All Dressed UP stack, the digi is from Kenny K, and the crown I made on mu Cricut expressions.  I colored Queens Cutie with CTMH water color pencils and I used blush ink to "distress" the image.  The gems and ribbon are from my stash.  I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Stanpin' royalty
Stamp Something
WildFlower Patch
Ooh La La
The Stamp Man
Kenny K
Oh Alice
Pear Tree

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just a little different

Hello, hope th beginning of the week is treating you right.  So I spent my day at work blog hopping and found a great blog, Mel Stampz.   Thats where I got the link to this great tutorial for the purse.  It was super easy to do, and on Mel Stampz she has the corner pieces as well as the strap pieces.  You will see a couple of different styles of purses in the next couple of weeks from me.  Anyway I used a flourish stamp set that I got in a box of stuff and I used close to my heart grey flannel ink, baby pink big brads, baby pink cs, and grey flannel cs.
 I am entering this into Pear tree, Pink challenge and Paper Romance clean and simple challenge, Our Creative Corner, fancy folds,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

OSAAT Challenge #30

One Stitch At A Time has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special
"Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in
your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron.
If you click on the badge below, you can read his story...
A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" ,
has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughter
are striving to help Cameron..
Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time.
If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded.
We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar,
please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol..
Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only at the main blog...
Prize #1 is all 5 of My (Stitchy Stamps) New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet
We will also have ONE kid wINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS.

So this is my card for this very special challenge. I have used Puppy in a pocket by Beary Dust available over a Stitchy Bear Stamps . I colored him with my Close to My Heart water color pencils, the DP are from LolliPop Forest paper pack by Karen Hunt. I thought they brought in the rainbow colors nicely. The card is an explosion card, a great tutorial is available at The sentiment is from Close To My Heart as well, I will add the sets name as soon as I find it. The flower is one that I made. Thank you for stopping in, please go and check out, it is a great cause. I'm sure you all know someone in some way that is affected by autism. After you have gone and keck out Camrons site, come and play with us over at One Stitch At A Time!
I am entering this into the following challenges
The Creative Cottage