Friday, July 31, 2009

Paper Pieced Somethings

Good Morning all and a happy Friday to you!! I'm getting an early start to the day as the kiddos have decided to wake up 1 1/2 hours early. So no quiet morning tea for me but early to bed tonight!! We have another fun challenge for you at Stamp Something today and a new member to our team!!! Rowena from Crafty pagan has joined us and we are very excited to have her!! That unfortunately means we had to say goodbye to Marcea. She completed her 6 month term with us, where did that time go!!!! Wishing you the best hun, we'll miss you!!!!! Although now she can play along with our challenges and have a chance to win some goodies!!!
The theme this week is paper piecing, which I love!!!! Our sponsor is whiff of joy. So I used my Willow in the summer breeze image. I gave her some super cute blue pants with hearts and a fun pink shirt and headband both from K& Company. I finished the rest of her with copics. I added some flowers from my stash as well as pomegranate satin ribbon and a charm to finish this one. The sentiment is on my favorite new SU punch and is from fresh cuts. All the edges I distressed with my cutting tool. Here are a couple challenges........
Color throwdown.......rose red, bordering blue, pink pirouette (what a great combo!)
Cute Card Thursday....Fruits
Simon Says......Distressing
Whiff of Joy......Flowers and WOJ image
Spoonful of Sugar....Sketch
My time to
Creative Card Crew...Girls want to have fun!
Saturday Secret Crafter Challenge...2 papers, 3 buttons and 1 ribbon
Head on over to Stamp Something for your chance to win a brand new WOJ stamp and see what the team has in store for you!!!!!!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guest DT Card

Morning everyone!! I have a guest DT card to share with you today! The sketch is for my guest DT spot the Lili of the valley challenge and the image is from Lindsay's Stamp stuff. This is my last guest DT card for Lindsay, I had such a great time designing for her and using her adorable images!! You still have a few days left to take advantage of her July sale of spend 5$ get a free image! Check out the rest of the DT's designs for a chance at a hidden freebie!
This image is called primitive house. I printed it out twice so I could pop the chimney, heart, awning, sunflower, door handle, fence and bird with dimensionals. The DSP is razzleberry lemonade from SU.
A few extra challenges to add....
Colour, green and pink (I have 1 little pink flower:)
ABC Challenge....y is for yellow
My time to craft challenge......flower frenzy
SPCC......crushed curry, dusty durango, mellow moss
Kaboodle image

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Another Double Post Monday

Wow another double post Monday! I have a playdate with the girls planned for tomorrow so I figured I should pull myself away from the glorious sunshine we had today to finish up this card!! Adding the snow was a great way to feel a little cooler too!!! This super cute image is from Digital Stamp Oasis!! I used retired DSP from SU, ski slope I think along with some felt flurries. I then added so buttons and eyelets from my stash along with a ton of chunky glitter. The challenge, you knew I had some in mind, this one covers are....
Digital Tuesday Challenge......Christmas in July
Sketch Saturday.......sketch
Cute Daisy May....friends (they look like buddies to me!)
Cute Card Thursday.......eyelets
One Stop Craft Challenge......Christmas in July
Saturday Secret Crafter......1 ribbon, 2 designer papers and 3 buttons
Kaboodle image
Daring Cardmakers...on the edge

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Cupcake craft Challenge 50

Monday is here along with a new cupcake craft challenge and summer! We've had a 2 day stretch of hot and humid weather, which is so much better than the rain!!! I'll be setting up the kiddie pool today and I think my plants are enjoying the sunshine too!
Back to the challenge, this week it was Stephanie's turn to design a challenge and she, pink and brown AND to use flowers and animals. I was very excited because I had the perfect papers and image to use for this one! The designer paper is from the safari glitter mat stack from DCWV and the alligator is brand new from Whimsy Stamps!!! I also used some grass images from Whimsy's new accessories sets in the background.
In addition to CCC this card covers.....
Cute card Thursday......eyelets
CRAFT and green
Papertake weekly......pick your colors, green and pink

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Whimsy Hippo!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!! We made some progress on some outdoor chores so I am very excited!
I wanted to share this card I made using this adorable new hippo from Whimsy stamps. I had intended to use him on another card which I posted earlier, but his fun behind took up too much room!!!! I used papers from basic grey wisteria along with almost amethyst textured CS and celery CS from SU! The ribbon hodgepodge and sentiment are also SU!
A few challenges to tell you about.....
Friday Sketchers.......Sketch
Stamp with us.....recipe, 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon and 1 piece of hardware
Pink Elephant....animals
Papertake weekly...pick your colors, lavender and green
Kaboodle doodles.....buttons and bows
Dutch dare.........punches and die cuts (leaf die cut and corner punch)

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Whimsy Whoops!

So the challenge this week at Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog was to make a card with a fun fold. I don't usually do a lot of fun folds, square is pretty crazy for me, so this was definitely a challenge!!! I decided to do a triangle tri-fold card so I could combine it with the Truly scrumptious sketch, which is sponsored by Whimsy!!! I thought I'd use the new hippo image on this one! What I didn't realize until I had finish was that triangle tri-fold cards are quite tiny and the hippo's behind, although adorable, well is not tiny!!! So this is how I fixed it....I added sweet little pajama time Emma instead! I paper pieced on her jammies and colored her with copics. In addition to the 2 whimsy sponsored challenges this whoops also fits in at......
Secret crafter Saturday challenge....1 ribbon, 2 designer papers and 3 buttons
Everybody art challenge.......dots and stripes
Creative card crew....polka dots

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Bugs, butterflies and winged somethings

It's finally Friday!!!! We have a great challenge today over at Stamp Something, we'd like to see something with wings. Tracey from Fred, She said is the sponsor and is giving a 10$ gift certificate to the winner!! That's a lot of Fred!!!
I used Little Miss Bitty from FSS for this one. I just think she's adorable!!! And there are so many bittys to choose from!! I used lemonade designer paper from basic grey along with razzleberry and kiwi from SU! The grass is from the 2 new accessories sets from Whimsy Stamps and I added a flower button to one of them. I also used a tiny scrap of kiwi satin ribbon I had on my desk under the sentiment, no sense in that going to waste!!!
As far as other challenges go, let's see what we have today.....
Simon Says.......sketch
Everybody Art.......dots and stripes
Papertake weekly.....color combo, pink and green and yellow
Creative card crew.....polka dots
our creative corner....triple play (ribbon, grommet, rhinestones)
Saturday secret crafter......spots and stripes
A few of these I've already entered this week, but they are polka dot challenges and I can't get enough of the new SU polka dot ribbon!!!!!!
Be sure to check out the rest of the SS team's designs. While you're there you'll notice a few changes. Sadly, Alex has stepped down from the team. We will miss her and gorgeous projects and wish her all the best!! Happily, our new DT member Janna, of Janna's Creative Outlet is starting this week!! We are very excited to have her stop by her blog and say hello if you have a chance:) Have a great weekend!!!!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff guest DT card

What a fun month it has been so far as a guest designer for Lindsay's stamp stuff!! I've used some adorable images and for the rest of the month if you spend 5$ at Lindsay's, you get a free image!!! For this week's card I used super sweet Ellie the elephant. I also used my new tall tales DSP from SU! I also used so crushed curry polka dot ribbon, basic grey buttons and paper flowers.
Head on over to check out what the rest of the DT has in store today!!

This card also fits the following challenges......
SPCC.....color combo-old olive, summer sun and Bermuda breeze
Pink Elephant.....animals
Stamp with fun....sketch
Creative card crew.....polka dots(ribbon)
Everybody art challenge.....dots and stripes
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge......spots and stripes(dsp and ribbon)
Our creative corner...triple play (ribbon, buttons, flowers)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Sweet Friend....

Morning All!! I hope you're having a great start to the week. I'm looking forward to today as for the first time in a few weeks, we're not going anywhere during the day!!! I had planned to do some gardening but it's raining, so it looks like it will just be a much needed relaxing day of TV and stamping! Then I have a date night with the hubby tonight!
I made this card this am for a few challenges. I haven't used my WOJ images in a bit so I decided to ink this one up! The WOJ challenge this week was to use piercing and a WOJ image. The piercing is on the bashful blue DSP layer and the photo corner. I used the sketch from moving along with the times challenge blog. The colors I chose from Stamp with us challenge's color inspiration photo. I also used some SU cherry DSP and stamped strawberries for the Simon Says challenge of summer fruit.

Want to join the Whimsy Stamps DT???? Click HERE for details:)

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Fred She New Release!!!! FREEBIE, CONTEST AND HOP

How cute is Little Miss Bitty from Fred She Said!!!! There are 7 different versions of her available at the store!! Check out the rest of the DT for other samples and a FREEBIE!!!

Click here if you would like to get a free digital design image from FRED, SHE SAID Digital Designs!Also click the blog post here to read all about the fab contest!!

MY next post is cupcake craft challenge card!

This card also works for a few challenges.....
Cute Daisy May....Sketch
Daring Cardmakers...fairies
Digital Tuesday......1 digi, 2 designer papers, 3 embellies-buttons, hemp twine, dew drops
Our creative corner....triple play
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Cupcake Craft Christmas

Happy Monday!!!!! We're celebrating Christmas at Cupcake. Here's my card using a new Digital Stamp Oasis Image!!!
It also works for....
Pile it on....mostly orange
Sketch and Stash....sketch and retired DSP
Digital Tuesday....1 digi image, 2 DSPs, 3 embellies
Cute Card Thursday...Christmas in July
Whimsy Challenge......Christmas in July
Our Creative Corner....triple play (3 embellies-snowflakes, ribbon, rhinestone brads)
The pink Elelphant....animals
Creative Card Crew...create a scene

Check out my other post today for the Fred She Said new release!!!!!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge #4

Hope you're having a great weekend so far. It's time for another scrap and stamp Saturday challenge. This one is....Today's challenge is called Water Fun - create a layout that has something to do with water such as boating, swimming, fishing, bathtime, etc. Anything you like as long as their is water involved! Elements required are two patterned papers, three embellies, and at least one stamped object in your layout!!! My water theme is the beach! I used 2 papers from polka dots and paisley(I think) and my embellies are buttons, ribbon, and brads. I used images from sparkling summer (retired SU). Be sure to check out the rest of the gorgeous layouts from the team and we're still looking for a guest designer! Play along this week for your chance at a guest DT spot and some yummy summer goodies!!!

This layout alos works for...

Our creative Corner.....3 embelies

Stampin for the titles (tangled up in blue & seasons in the sun)

Colour and white

Cute Daisy May....3 of a kind (3 buttons)

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Friday, July 17, 2009


It's Stamp Something day and I forgot to do my post!!!! Dustin Pike is hosting our sketch challenge this week so I got to play with his adorable swim dragon image! Papers are retired SU. Sorry it's so short but I need to run popcicles out to the girls, it's finally that kind of summer day!!!! See you tomorrow for scrap and stamp Saturday:)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Guest DT Cards

Morning!! Hope you are all enjoying your week so far. It's been a busy one here! I have 2 Guest DT cards for you today. The first is for Lily of the Valley. Our theme this week was animals. So I used my Whimsy Polar Bear and covered him with stickles. The other gals have some amazing animal creations, so be sure to check those out!! This card also covers a couple other challenges.
Charisma Cardz......sketch, which is sponsored by Whimsy stamps.
Whimsy Stamps Challenge......Christmas in July
Cute Daisy May.....3 of a kind (snowflakes)
One Stop Craft challenge.......furry things
Colour and white
Cute Card Thursday.....Christmas in July

My second card is for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I am the Guest DT there for the month of July and all month, if you spend 5$ you get a free digi image!! Check out Lindsay's blog for more details and the rest of the fabulous DT samples!!! I made this card using tree #4 from Lindsay. I also used my new SU Manhattan Flower texture plate on the razzleberry layer. The DSP is from the new level 3 hostess set. I printed the image on the olive DSP and paper pieced the tree, then using assorted circle punches added the fruit.
Sketch Saturday.......sketch
Stamping with fun......punches (3 circle punches, small flower punch, window word punch)
Dutch Dare......die cuts and punches (leave die cut)
Digital Tuesday Challenge.......1 digi image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellies

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Second Monday Post!!!!!

Back again!! I wanted to knock out a couple challenges today. So I made a card using Princess Emma from Whimsy Stamps. This card will go to someone special since it's using retired red riding hood card stock!!!! I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout. I used the heart shaped punch outs instead of circles on the sketch so it works for Stamp with fun's punched shapes challenge. I also snuck in to this week's spoonful of sugar challenge with the hearts!!! I used the colors from stamping for the weekend's chocolate covered strawberries inspired challenge. The paper is from candy lane from SU. I paper pieced Emma's dress, so that fits the challenge at Simon Says. I used 3 prima rose embellies which works for cute daisy may's 3 of a kind challenge. I used extra wide chocolate satin ribbon along with red riding hood taffeta ribbon for Creative Card Crew's ribbon Challenge. Finally it's a thank you card that would work for a teacher, so that covers Cute card Thursday! I have a busy day tomorrow that includes a playdate for the kids and dinner at the beach, so I'll see you all on Wednesday!! Just wanted to leave you with what I found in the yard today................ Yep it's a chipmunk in a suspended bird feeder. It was about 80 degrees today so I'm sure the little guy was hot. So I took down the feeder and opened the cover to let him out. And what does he do????? Turns around to the bottom of the feeder to finish the seeds!!!!!
Check out the next post for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge DT Card:)
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Butterflies and Blossoms

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend! We finally had some nice weather here and it's still nice today!! Woohoo! The theme at Cupcake today is butterflies and blossoms and was set by Liza.
I used the sketch from The sugar bowl along with this super cute fingers crossed sugar nellie. The butterflies have stickles on their wings and are popped up on foam tape. The grass and flowers is from WOJ. The papers are retired SU, spring showers. Head on over to see what the rest of the DT created today

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Color Challenge at Stamp Something

It's Friday, the sun is here and we have a color challenge at Stamp Something!! What a day!! Our sponsor this week is Peachy Keen Stamps and they have donated a 40$ gift certificate to our winner, so head on over to SS and use the colors pink, green and yellow for your chance to win!!!! PKS is also having a super Saturday sale so you don't want to miss that!!!
I used one of the images from the set funny flowers from PKS. My color are old olive, crushed curry and melon mambo. The DSP is SU and is razzleberry lemonade and tall tales. The flowers leaves are popped up on foam tape and the bees have stickles on their wings. The sketch is from Dutch Dare. Have a great weekend
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lindsay's Stamping Stuff's Guest DT Card

Morning All!!! It is not raining!!!! And I think I see something bright, yellow and round in the sky.... Here's my second card as a Guest designer for Lindsay's Stamping stuff. I used her yummy cupcake image for this one!! The frosting and cherry are all popped up on foam tape. The designer paper for the background and cupcake paper is retired SU baja breeze(sniff, sniff). The rest of the DT has some amazing goodies for you to check out this week, so pop on over and look around:)
I have some challenges in mind for this card, just for fun.......
Creative Card Crew.....ribbons-red grosgrain and striped baja
Secret crafter Saturday Challenge........3 ribbons
Stamp with Us.......children's cards
Our Creative, white and blue
The next Level......buttons and bows-3 buttons, 1 bow
Papertake weekly.......Favorite things (cupcakes yummy)
Digital Tuesday Challenge.......yummy birthdays-cupcake:)
Whimsy Challenge.......Birthdays-you don't need to use a whimsy stamp in this challenge, but I'm sure I'll enter again using one since they're so darn cute!!
Moving along with the times.....sketch with a blue and white option, I also added red
Pile it On.....3 embellies and more than one challenge! I think I did 9 others WOW!
I'm headed outside before the sun goes away again!!!!!!!!

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Christmas in July

Here's another Christmas in July Card. I'm keeping this post short as I'm working on a fix for my computer which is acting up!! I think it's sick of the rain too!! This time the card is for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge! The image is Hugging Emma from Fred she said. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I used the snowflakes embossing folder on the white layer.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

DSO DT/Challenge Card

A second Monday post, can you believe it??? I'm still trying to work out a summer routine, so I'm stamping and posting whenever I can!!! This card is for a few challenges and is my DT card for Digital Stamp Oasis.
Digital Tuesday......Summer
SPCC............melon mambo, Bermuda breeze, soft suede
Stamp with us............Children's cards
Sketch Saturday.............Sketch
Cute Card Thursday..........A stitch in time
Spoonful of Sugar..............Summer
Everybody Art Challenge.......Summertime
Charisma cardz.................Buttons
Pile it on...........3 embellies and more than one challenge(think I nailed that one:))
You may be wondering why I think this is a summertime image....well up until Saturday we've had 30+ days of rain here! Today and yesterday were picture perfect though!!!

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Last Cupcake Challenge

I hope you all had a great weekend! It was beyond gorgeous here!!! Which we kind of deserved since it's rained nearly every day for over a month!!! Today is my daughter's first day of summer camp, thank goodness!! Today is also the last challenge over at cupcake challenge blog ETA it's the last challenge Lauren will be in charge of!!! The fabulous Donna has taken over yippie!!!!! The final challenge is a black and white challenge.
I chose to use this brand new DIGI image from Whimsy stamps called wedding cake and kisses. Head on over to Whimsy stamps and you can get your own image today!!! That's the fun of digi's you get them right away!!! Whimsy is also sponsoring this week over at Creative Card Crew. The theme there is weddings so this image is perfect! You could buy the image and then enter it at CCC to win more Whimsy rubber!!!!

I used 2 different CB folders, some pearls, a charm(oooh do I love charms!!!!), a few brads, some ribbon, a nestie, the new SU label punch and my corner rounder punch(whew). The sentiment is from the new SU set tiny tiny wishes I LOVE IT!!!

Check out Cupcake for the samples from this talented team!!!!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge #3

Happy 4th of July Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend! We actually saw the sun for a bit yesterday, so things are looking up over here!!!!
We're celebrating the 4th over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday. Our challenge this week was a patriotic challenge. We were to create a page that should contain at least one stamped image relative to the theme. We also were given some goodies to play around with including the designer paper, buttons and brads. I used a really cute firework image from an OLD SU set, year round fun.
There's a yummy BBQ themed prize up for grabs this week too!! AND if that weren't enough, we're looking for a guest designer for the month of August from the entries this month, so be sure to enter for your chance to join us!!! There's some amazing ideas from the rest of the DT too!
I also want to enter this page into a couple of challenges......
Our Creative Corner....Red, white and blue
One stop Craft Challenge......Stars and stripes
Everybody Art Challenge.....Summertime
Charizma Cardz.....Buttons
ABC Challenge...U is for US
Spoonful of sugar....Summer
Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Christmas in July!!!

That's right we're celebrating Christmas in July over at Stamp Something!!! Our sponsor this week is Firecracker Designs by Pamela, which is fitting for all the fireworks this weekend!! I used this adorable penguin and his fun little bucket of snowballs! The sentiment is from a brand new SU set, teeny tiny wishes, which is fantastic! I got a little carried away with some chunky glitter!! The sketch is from sketch Saturday. The paper is from SU, Dashing. Head on over to Stamp Something for your chance at winning this set and another set from FCD!! I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend! My hubby's home all weekend and we're just hoping for some sun!!!
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Guest DT Card

Morning Everyone! Well I'm back from my birthday weekend and all caught up on laundry so it's time for some stampin' and hopefully some blog hopping! Thanks to everyone for the warm birthday wishes and some gorgeous BRAK's! We had a wonderful weekend ( in the sunshine) eating great food, relaxing and watching the Sox!
I can't believe it's July already! WOW!! I think it's more amazing since it rained the entire month of June! For July I am lucky enough to be the guest designer for the lili of the valley challenge blog AND Lindsay's Stamping Stuff! I am so excited to be working with such talented ladies this month and with some super cute digi-images. Right now, Lindsay is offering a free image with every 5$ you spend, so it's a perfect time to stock up on her images and card kits!!!
The challenge at LOTV was this great sketch! The image is called primitive bird with flower from Lindsay. I stamped it 3 times so I could add the bird, butterfly, flower and flower center on foam tape. The CS is the new melon mambo from SU. I paired it with pink pirouette(why is this color retired!!!!!) The DSP is from razzleberry lemonade. I also used my paisley CB folder on the pink layer.

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