Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Christmas with Fred, she said

What a Wednesday!!! I've been purging the play room of old, broken and/or baby toys. Involving the kids in that process was not one of my best ideas but it needed to be done!! Since I collected 2+ bags of stuff, I decided I needed a stamping break!!
I used one of my fav Fred, she said images to make this Christmas card. The colors are old olive and retired Cranberry Crisp, I embossed the cranberry layer and heart with my snowflakes CB folder. I added a bunch of chunky glitter, some brads and a heart with what looks like snowflakes to me!!!
A few challenges for today.....
Simon and green
Artful INkables....sparkle
ABC Challenge....embossing
LaLa Land...embossing
Digi Tuesday.....heart to heart
My time to craft...snow buddies
Creative Card Crew.....all that sparkles
Lili of the Valley...sketch

There's still time to enter my blog HERE for details!!!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Ildico, a day early

Hi all! I have an Ildico card to share with you today! It's a day early this week since my schedule is crazy! I think this little Cuddle sis so cute deep in thought. I first stamped some fall grass from WOJ, then added cuddles and finally gave him a tiny stamped butterfly from a brand new Whimsy image!!! You can see the whole image at the hop on Sunday the 4th! The papers are from a DCWV pack called the green stack since they're recycled! My niece is on her way over, so onto the challenges.......
Truly Scrumptious....sketch and 3 stamps
Creative Inspirations...autumn/fall
Saturday secret Crafter......animal antics
Allsorts.....autumn days
Cute Daisy May...recipe, 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 flowers

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Cupcake Monday!

Happy Monday Morning! Hope you're all getting into the swing of things this am! We had a fun weekend that included my uncle's 90th birthday party!
Today at cupcake we're challenging you to be as cute as a bug. The DT was lucky enough to be able to use some super fun Bee Crafty Download images. I chose this girl with butterflies. I ended up cutting her and the butterflies out and adding a few more butterflies. I made this one using last week's Sketch Saturday Sketch. I also added a few of my new purple primas.
A couple challenges for today.....
One stop craft challenge...die cuts
Artful inkables...recipe 1 image, 2 ribbon and 3 layers with scallops. (my 3 "layers" are the base layers, the rectangle layers and the oval that stretching it????)
Dare u to digi...die cuts
Paper this
Dutch charming
Enjoy the rest of your day:)
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Favorite Sketch

ETA: Entering this one into the Roses on Paper guest DT Call:)

It's a busy Friday here today!!! I've been checking things off the to do list left and right but it just doesn't seem any shorter!!!!

This is my card for Stamp Something's Favorite layout/sketch challenge. I love layouts that include tons of layers, especially rectangles. So i decided to go with this current sketch from a spoonful of sugar. There are so many layers and I love the titled one. This image is from belles and whistles. I think it's super sweet and I colored the hair to match my girls. The designer paper is offbeat from Basic grey along with rose red, chocolate chip and olive. I got a couple new pink/red copics so I was itching to try them out! This one is RV29. I also wanted to say bye to Lynn from the SS team, even though she's no longer a teammate, I know I'll see her around in blogland:)

There's still time to mail a card for Paige just email me for my address and I'll get it right over to her and you have a chance of 2 fabby candies!! I'm aiming for 200 comments!!! CLICK HERE for details

Challenges include
Simon says...stitching
Color throwdown....rose, brown, olive
Roses on paper.......stitching
dutch charming
basic grey...embossing

Have a great weekend!!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

MAWTT Guest DT Card

Good Morning!!! It's school picture day here. I can't believe it!! So this will be a quick post as I have to brush hair which is always an adventure!!!

This week I am very excited to be guest designing for Moving along with the times challenge blog. Hazel has created a fabulous sketch to work with and the theme is sparkling!

I used this digi from Mo's digital pencil. I added some stickles to her wings and colored her with copics. I have been wanting to use this giant fabric colored brad for ages and finally found the right card and paper for it! The olive layer is actually patterned paper as well! I also used some new prima bling for added glitz. This week at Kaboodle, they wanted to see 2 patterned papers, 1 digi image and 3 embellies. I think technically I may have over embellished oops!!! Finally the challenge at Pile it on is punches and I used a bunch!!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Witchy Wednesday!

I always say summer is my favorite season until fall comes along! I love picking apples and Halloween and warm fall days! Today, for example is GORGEOUS it's 75 and sunny with a nice breeze!!!
SO my card for today uses one of Ildi Co's new images, cuddles as a witch!! I made the kitty on the broomstick orange since my new kitty is orange! I used some yummy sparkly papers I received from my gal Vicki! I also added a leaf charm and a bunch of flowers from my stash. The colors are close to cocoa and not quite navy with some orange thrown in for fun! I'm headed back outside, laundry will have to wait till it's chilly!!!!
Please check out my blog candy with a cause post, we're about 40 cards away from doubling my initial goal!!!!!! Thanks to all of you!!!
Did you think I forgot about challenges????
Digital Tuesday...falling leaves
My time to craft...autumn fest
Everybody Art....sketch
Stamp with fun...autumn
One stop craft challenge...teddy bears
Stamp, scrap and and blue
Simon says....stitching

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Teddy for Paige Card

It is 8 am and gorgeous out today!!! I'm trying to get all my cleaning done now so I can enjoy the weather this afternoon. I wanted to share this card with you first though. I made it using the new digi from Whimsy Stamps. This adorable little guy is only 3$ and all proceeds go to my neighbor's medical fund!!!!!!! Click HERE for Paige's story to see how else you can help and how to enter for some fabulous blog candy at the same time!!! I just brought over 30 cards yesterday, so I'd love to get another big stack together for next week!! I used razzleberry lemonade papers for this one along with Bermuda bay and razzleberry card stock.
Challenges for today are.....
SPCC...color combo
Whimsy Stamps...button, button
The Pink Elephant .....Sketch
Treehouse challenge....just around the corner
One stop craft....Teddy Bears
Pile it on.....punches
Creative Inspirations...animals

Just as an FYI for all you blogger users. I just switched to firefox and WOW did this post go so much faster than normal!!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cupcake Monday and BLOG CANDY UPDATE!!

Good Monday Morning to you all!!! Hope you all had a fun weekend! We went to my niece's 1st birthday party. I can't believe she's one already!!

Today is a distressed theme at Cupcake crafts. I really love using my little distressing tool, so I loved this challenge. Which is good since there's about 16 layers to this card!!! What was I thinking???

The colors are pink pirouette and soft suede. I used DSP from a few different packs. I used my swiss dots and floral CB folders. Both the sentiment and image are Whiff of Joy. I used a bunch of new primas on this one. The button is actually one that came with my daughter's dress as an extra!

I fit in a few challenges today

Cute Daisy May...texture
Our Creative, brown, white combo
Secret Crafter Saturday...for the girls
Charisma Cardz...flower power and brown
Everybody Art Challenge....shabby
Daring cardmakers....shabby chic
Crafty or tea
Whiff of Joy....sketch

Candy update!!!
Be sure to check out my candy post as I've added another drawing and there are now 3 companies giving away FREE digis to everyone who sends Paige a card. Paige is now out of the hospital and at her grandmother's who lives near by. So keep the cards coming to MY ADDRESS so she has bunches to come home to!!!! Please email me for my address. I'll do the drawing when comments reach 200!! That's less than 50 to go so spread the word again if you can, thanks so much!!!!!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

My favorite color!

Have you ever had one of those cards that was a pain in your side from beginning to end??? That's this card for me!! I started using a completely different color combo and image, then I saw this new release from Fred, She said and I HAD to use it. Why I couldn't wait for tomorrow not sure. And I was going to use pink and brown since I love that combo but I couldn't find the right papers so I also LOVE blue and brown so I went for that. I started with the Parisian breeze papers since they are my favorites hands down. But I couldn't make them work. I did paper piece Emma's coat and boots with them though. So I took out my last piece of Afternoon tea paper and used that instead. The I thought the sketch from Digital delights would be perfect. Couldn't make that stick either so I used felt flowers instead of a strip of CS for the stripe and added some yummy choc. satin ribbon. I managed to get some pink in there after all with the flowers! I put on some brads and a few swirls and it was finally starting to come together! Then I couldn't get a decent picture of it to save my life. So this is what we have today! Check out the rest of the gals from Stamp Something, amazing cards today!!
Let's see did I fit in any challenges...........
Digital Delights...sketch
Charisma cardz......flower power
Simon Says....recipe 2 papers(background and paper piecing), 3 embellies(flowers, brads, ribbon) and 1 image
LaLa Land...embellish it
Paper maniac...ribbon
A spoonful of sugar......fall into autumn
Our creative corner...happy fall y'all

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Paige Update!!!!!

This is from Paige's mom............
hello erin. this is racquel welch, paige's mum. where do i start???? thank you i guess would be good. i can't tell you how much all of the cards she has received so far have done for her. she looks forward to mail call every day. her spirits are still high....thanks to you and all of your blog friends. the doctors were able to save quite a bit of her arm. she will have a working elbow making it so much easier to fit her with a prosthetic arm (not for several more months). her last surgery on 09/09/09 was the worst pain wise but the best results wise. muscle, veins, an artery, a nerve and skin were removed from the right side of her back(from under her arm to her hip). a 10 by 5 inch piece of skin was also taken from her right thigh and these were all grafted to her arm to allow her to eventually use the new limb. she had a few set backs and her suffering was almost my undoing but she pulled through and might be discharged from the hospital this thursday or friday. she loves all the cards and the gifts. and yes she likes the beaded necklace with the butterfly pendant. as well as the stamps, bookmarks, stickers and blank card to use for herself and all the other very thoughtful and creative goodies that keep filling her room and her heart. she is so amazed when she receives the cards from overseas. i can never thank you all enough for what you have done and continue to do. we are hopeful at returning to our home in nh by october. please forgive my lack of capitals and punctuation as i have the use of one hand only at the moment and typing is difficult especially as i was a 2 finger typist in the first place. both paige and i will require at least a year to recover from our injuries but i am thrilled to announce that my nephew's is coming along sooner than expected. thank you again to all of you especially erin for starting this.

my thanks and love to you all,
racquel, paige and clarke


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Want a free stamp?????????

You can get this adorable little fairy digi from Victoria Case for FREE just by sending my neighbor Paige a card. Click HERE for Paige's story. For sending Paige a card you can also receive a free digi from Dustin Pike. And your eligible for my blog candy including goodies from me, paper make up stamps, whiff of joy, whimsy stamps, Lindsay's stamping stuff, Sunshine and giggles and stamper Shelly Schmidt!!
In addition, sunshine and giggles is donating 2$ for every stamp sold to Paige's medical fund. And Whimsy stamps has created an adorable digi called a teddy for Paige who's proceeds goes to Paige's fund as well. OK this is the part where I hold back the tears since I'm remind how generous and kind people are and what amazing stamping friends I have! Hugs to you all!!!!
Onto the card....
I used soft suede along with papers from fancy pants. I colored this sweet fairy with my copics and added a bit of stickles and sponging. The flowers, brads and button are from my stash. Challenges....
Digital Tuesday challenge...fall (lean and simple, just saw that part, well this is as CAS as I get!)
Papertake...fake it
A spoonful of sugar...fall into autumn
Creative card crew.....recipe 2 papers, 1 ribbon, 1 button, 2 brads and 3 flowers
Our creative Corner...Happy fall y'all
Whimsy Stamps...Fun fall colors
Victoria case.....brown, orange and red
lili of the, brown, orange
sketch saturday...sketch
We have a much anticipated playdate tomorrow and it's my hubby's birthday so I'll see you all on Thursday. I probably won't answer emails until then either:)

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Doodle Palace Christmas

Good morning!! Hope you're all enjoying this fun fall day!! I'm jumping ahead a bit to Christmas today! Here's a new image from Doodle Palace, fun little guy huh? I used the sketch and theme from Moving along with the times. I rotated the sketch not because I wanted but because i adhered my ribbon in the wrong place, so it's a bit of an ooops card!!!
One stop craft challenge wanted it to snow so I added some embossed squares embossed with snowflakes and snow to the elf's hat and shoes/ SPCC's colors this week are old olive, real red and hunter.
Both crafty creations and Paper Maniac wanted to see embossing, so the snowflake squares work there too!
Finally paper blooms wanted to see some bling. I have the chunky glitter and rhinestone brads. I also added a fun Santa sled charm!
I also wanted to say thanks to crafty creations and pile it on for posting about my card drive and a teddy for Paige image who's proceeds go directly to Paige!!! Card drive is still going strong!!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Cupcake-Pearls and swirls

Another Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! What a fast and fun weekend we had. We got a new kitty!!! He looks like the one on this card! No name yet though.
The theme this week at cupcake is pearls and swirls. I used this wonderful digi image from Mo's digital pencil. The paper is retired ginger blossoms and the colors are dusty durango, groovy guava and blush blossom. I think I might have gone a bit crazy with the pearls, they're just so pretty I couldn't stop!! I also used my swirls CB folder on the guava layer.
Here are some challenges for today......
Simon says.......oriental
LaLa Land.....distressing
Our creative corner.....happy fall y'all
My grafico...recipe 1 digi image, 2 pattern papers and 3 embellies
Whimsy fall colors

And speaking of Whimsy.....check out the site for a few fabulous things.... the new pet bundle which is on pre-order until tomorrow. All of these adorable images and sentiments on sale for $24!!! the charitable digi image a teddy for Paige. All the proceeds from the sales of this digi go directly to my neighbor Paige. Click here for her story.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday

It's a rainy Saturday here! We're off to a birthday party and then MAYBE to get a new kitty!!! We haven't told the girls yet just in case it doesn't pan out.
My project for today is a scrap page for Scrap and Stamp Saturday! We had a sketch to work with this week and the DT was given these yummy papers to play with as well. There are some up for grabs in the blog candy so scrap away for your chance to win!!! I scrapped my daughter's first day of kindergarten. My stamping is this super cute fairy from CC designs. I am terrible at taking pictures of scrap pages , any tips?????

Polka Doodles...anything but a card
Creative Card Crew....Fairy nice day
Digital Tuesday...for the kids. this image is a digi and a rubber stamp, I used the digi!

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Favorite Embellishment

Morning! Quick post today as my big girl is taking the bus for the second day! She really wanted to last week then was super nervous yesterday morning when the big day actually came but went ahead with it and now has informed me she'll be just taking the bus! Oh 5 year olds!!
If you thought picking your favorite stamp was hard try picking your favorite embellishment!!! That's nearly impossible!!! I decided to pick my newest favorite which is vanilla hodgepodge. But I made sure to use a button and some ribbon since I couldn't live without those!!!Now for the challenges.....
Just Magnolia...last week's sketch and embossing
Basic grey....inspiration challenge
Roses on paper......lavender, blue and cream
ABC Challenge....D is for die cuts
Pile it On...birthdays + challenges
Secret crafter and hearts
LaLa LAnd...distressing
If you havent's checked out my blog candy with a cause click HERE for all the details! Thanks

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A clownkin back to school card

It's Ildi Co Wednesday. I used this school girl clownkin today for a back to school card. That fits the back to school challenge at Cute Card Thursday. I used some of my favorite copics for this one, G21 and G24, R29 and B91, 93 and 95, so that works for copic creations challenge. The sketch is from Friday sketchers, I turned it on it's side to work with my image. The digital Tuesday challenge wanted to see kid cards, so this works there as well. I added an apple charm to go with the back to school theme, papers and Kaboodle doodles challenge of adding a charm to your card. Finally stamp with us wanted to see SU products and good luck cards, the paper, embellies and sincere salutations sentiments are SU.
Here's a link to my blog candy with a cause, thanks for checking it out!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Future Firefighter.....

Morning! Have you ever had one of those days where it's 11 am and you've already done a day's worth of stuff and still have tons to do?? That's my day today. But I wanted to post this one before I was out the door again.
This card uses the new doodle palace image and sentiment. Isn't that little pup a cutie!!! I used candy lane and tall tales DSP with my red and yellow card stock. I embossed the yellow oval with my CB numbers folder and colored the image with my copics. Be sure to check here for my blog candy with a cause and here for a digi.
The pink, yellow, black and white
Simon Says......sketch
Stamp Scrap and Dooodle.....when I grow up
Our creative corner.....stars and stripes
My time to craft...polka dot party

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Adorable digi for a cause and cupcake craft challenge

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying a wonderful labor day weekend in the States or have had a fabulous weekend elsewhere. I have two cards for you today. The first I'm so thrilled to share with you. As many of you know, I am raising cards for my 13yo neighbor who recently had her arm amputated after a boating accident. And I have to say I'm overwhelmed by the response, you are all amazing!! When I told my friend Densie about the accident and how I wanted to do something for Paige, we came up with a great idea!!! One of Whimsy Stamps' amazing designers created a digi just for Paige!! It's called a teddy for Paige and the proceeds from this digi will go right to Paige's medical fund!! (It's a $3.00 digi) Not only is it a super sweet and amazingly kind and generous thing for Denise to do, but the image is so fabulous!!!! I can't thank you enough Denise, hugs!! Here's a quick card I made using the new digi!! For more info on my card drive including blog candy donated by me, Paper makeup stamps, Dustin Pike, Whiff of Joy and Whimsy Stamps click HERE. And huge hugs to all of you who have sent a card so far, thanks so much!!!!

ABC...C is for circles
Moving along with the times...sketch and stitching
Creative card black and white
Whimsy, sew, sew
Pile it on....Happy birthday, more than one challenge
Cute Daisy May.... Pink & a color


The challenge this week at CCC is red, white and blue. I used super cute little miss bitty from Fred She Said for this one!! OK on to the challenges since this post is really long!!!
Truly scrumptious.......sketch and summer
Charisma Cardz......Swirls, curls and hearts
Digi Tuesday......lace and pearls
Lala Land...bling(stickles on her wings)

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday...Love

It's Saturday!!! And a holiday weekend for us here in the States!! I'm working all weekend so for me the weekend starts Monday, oh well! I get to work with my hubby so it's like a paid date really! This week's challenge at Scrap and Stamp is love is in the air. If there's one thing I love it's my girls and if there is one thing they love it's getting wet in their little pool!! One of the best things I ever bought!!! About a week ago my 2 yo figured out how to turn the hose on and well put it to good use!!! Hence the umbrella for my 5 yo!! The stamps are from our sponsor Our Craft Lounge and how cute are they!!!! I paper pieced them all with scraps of razzleberry DSP. The other colors are soft sky and wasabi!!
Check out what the rest of the gals love!!
CRAFT...anything but a card
And I just wanted to give out some hugs to everyone who is helping me in my card drive for Paige!! The support is overwhelming and brings tears to my eyes. Huge hugs to some amazing friends I have Katie of PMS, Katharina of WOJ and Dustin Pike for all their generosity. You guys are all why I love stamping and blogging so much!!! {{{{HUGS}}}} and thank you all!
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Friday, September 4, 2009

My Favorite Stamp....

Happy Friday!! Using your favorite stamp is the challenge of the week over at stamp something.
Seemed like a pretty easy challenge at first, but I couldn't pick my favorite!! It would be like picking my favorite ice cream flavor....impossible!!! So I picked one of my favorite images for a sympathy card, Melinda hugging heart from Whiff of Joy. I made this one for my neighbor Paige. Click HERE to see how you can help brighten her day and win some fabby blog candy as well.
I colored her with copics and used some basic grey papers along with some yummy chocolate satin ribbon. I also used my photo corners, scalloped edge, and label punches.
Other challenges for today.......
Whiff of Joy.....sketch and DT call
Secret Crafter Saturday of fancy
Polka doodle.....spots and stripes
Papertake weekly.....angels and fairies
spoonful of sugar....distressing
Roses on paper......sketch and punches
Basic, brown and yellow
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thinking of you Bear

Morning everyone! Just dropped my daughter at her first day of kindergarten!! She popped right out of the car ready to start her day!! After all the nerves over the past week, I didn't see that coming!! I can't wait to hear about her day!!!
This is one of those cards you never want to make. I made it for my neighbors. The 12 year old girl that lives there was in a boating accident and is currently in the hospital where they are trying to save her arm. We wish her and her family all the best.
Challenges for today......
Sketch and stash.....sketch using my stash of satin ribbon and retired papers
A spoonful of scissors......distressing
Everybody Art Challenge........brown and blue
One stop craft challenge.......cute and cuddly
Pollycraft....furry friends
Digital Tuesday Challenge.........Lace and pearls

ETA: OK I must have been a bit more distraught today that I thought since I said I did the spoonful of scissors challenge!!!! sorry spoonful of SUGAR!!!!


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