Saturday, February 27, 2010

Clean and Simple

Happy Saturday or as we know it here day 2 1/2 without power! Thank goodness for generators!!!! Today the divas challenge you to....go the opposite from last week's challenge and clean things up a bit on your creations! What does that mean? You can make a nice CAS style card (meaning 'clean & simple' style), or make sure you have clean edges and paper for your creation. Please interpret this how you'd like!
CAS cards are ALWAYS tricky for me, I just want to throw a flower or 10 on there!!!! But I took the challenge and kept it clean. Here's what I came up with. I'm just in love with this sweet whimsie doodle image and was so excited to use it for this challenge. Whimsie doodle is our sponsor for the week and our lucky winner will receive a 10$ shopping spree woo hoo!

I used the scraps on my desk from the card the other day and added a piece of ribbon. I ran the white CS thru my CB and that's it!! Clean and simple! Check out the rest of the divas too!!

Want to become a diva?????? Vicki's looking for a new DT for the spring/summer click HERE for details!!

The pink elephant...sketch
Die cute dreams...easter
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Recipe Something

Evening everyone!!! We just got internet back, still no power but we are at least connected with the outside world now!!!!
Quick post to show you my Stamp Something card for today. It's a recipe of designer paper, buttons and ribbon. Check, check and check! I made another easel card as you can see from this crummy picture, I had planned to retake today, but mother nature had different plans for me.
I'm about to check in the attic for a couple board games before I lose the light up there. Hope you all in the Northeast weathered the storm OK.
Lili of the valley.......sketch
Magnolia down under...easel
Everybody art...easel
CRAFT......sparkle and ribbons
Cute Card Thursday...ribbon
Your next stamp...spring colors
Creative Inspirations...thank you
Paper Jewels..cute and girly

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Get well soon

Good morning!
What a raw rainy day we are having, but I'll take it over snow!!! I'm soo ready for spring!
My husband's uncle is in the hospital, so I wanted to make a get well card for him. I think he likes to fish, so I went with this Magnolia image. I made an easel card, which are so fun and easy. The pictures are a little off since it's so yucky out there today. I used assorted basic grey papers. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I embellished with manly embellies...eyelets, brads, buttons, and twine. Well we have another vacation week playdate to get ready for, so I'll visit you all tomorrow:)
Magnolia down under......easel card
Roses on Paper......for the boys
LaLa Land....sketch
All that scraps recipe....4 embellies, 3 papers, 2 colors, 1 image for the boys
Pile it on...get well soon
Everybody Art...Easel Card
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baby Shower

Day two of February Vacation and so far so good! Snow is on the way this afternoon for the rest of the week, so we'll see how that goes! Luckily we planned our out of town playdate for yesterday.
I went to a baby shower on Sunday. This is the card I made for the mom-to-be. They are not finding out what they are having so I went with green and yellow. I used my go-to baby set, buggies and booties from SU. The papers are K & Company and a scrap of SU I had on my desk from a card last week. I added lots of pearls and flowers, some ribbon and a super cute charm. The sentiment is from SU as well.
Simon says...3 embellies, 2 papers and 1 image
Cute Daisy
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.....for a mom(mine is a mom to be)
moving along with the times....sketch and mom theme
Cute Card Thursday...metal

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

A whimsical saturday spotlight

Happy Saturday Afternoon!! I just finished a very busy day at work and am so excited to be home!!! I'm also excited about this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge! The divas would.....
like to challenge you to do the Mess Around. Make your creation "messy" by distressing with ink, tearing edges, wrinkling card stock, etc.
I absolutely love the distressed look and this week's sponsor, whimsy stamps!! So this was a fun challenge for me! I chose one of Whimsy's newest images, Water Lily. I just think she's lovely. I also used the sentiment from Whimsy's newest sentiment set. The papers are walk in the park from SU. And I distressed the heck out of all my edges:) I added stickles to her wings and the water drops for a little shimmer. Finally I added some pearls and a charm.
Check out the rest of the diva's messy creations!!!
Stamp, Scrap and doodle....charming
Simon Says recipe.....3 embellies, 2 papers, 1 image
Quixotic Challenge...something for a mom
Crafty Creations...stitching
Truly Scrumptious....Sketch

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Friday, February 19, 2010

A touch of spring.....

We are looking for a touch of spring over on the Stamp Something blog this week. The weather here is not cooperating at all!! We had snow squalls this morning, but we'll see what the afternoon brings. Our sponsor for the week is Whiff of Joy, our random winner gets her pick of one new city girl! So Fun!!!!
I chose to use my forst Whiff of Joy image, Melinda blowing hearts, for this challenge. I used Basic grey Lilykate papers for the background and to paper piece her shirt and headband. I was hoping for a yellow shirt but I just don't have the right yellow copic(yet.) The green paper is from SU. I love the spring feel of this card and I'm putting it newar my window hoping it will bring spring here quickly!!!! I planted lots of new bulbs in the fall and can not wait to see how they do!
The rest of the team has lovely spring creations to share with you as well so pop on over to Stamp Something when you get the chance:)
Your next stamp...spring colors
Inky Impressions...think spring
Whiff of Joy...swirls and pearls
Incy wincy...punch it out
Cute Daisy May...bright and cheerful
A spoonful of sugar...spring time

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get well soon

Hi all! Well it seems like everyone is getting sick lately, so for my Lindsay Stamp Stuff project this week I decided to make a "get well" card. You can never have enough and Lindsay's new set was perfect for the occasion!!! It's called bird on a branch and it's just lovely! I used the branch image with flowers that matched my basic grey papers. Then paper pieced the little birdhouse with cute little birdies. Obviously I used my Martha Stewart punch because I think I'm addicted to it LOL!! I haven't made a card without it since I brought it home!!! The edges were made from the scrap left behind by my SU corner punch. I hung the birdhouse with some linen thread and added a charm, a few buttons and some twiny ribbon. The sentiment is a new release from Whimsy Stamps (CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP) The other girls have been crafting up a storm so be sure to check them out!!!
A spoonful of Sugar....springtime
Creative Card Crew...get well soon
Dare you to digi...punches
Friday Sketchers....sketch

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Magical Mythical Tour........ coming to take you away......

I hope you're enjoying your magical mythical tour so far. You should have travelled here from Sharon's blog. If you're magically here from somewhere else, then head to the start of the tour on Simonne's blog.
I am sharing pretty Peartunia with you today. How fun is she???? I paper pieced her big ol' backside with nook n pantry papers from Basic Grey. Her pear is popped up on dimensionals. She is colored with copics and covered with various types of shimmer and glitter. I added lots of primas and of course branches from my new favorite punch!! I just can't get enough of them!!! The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps too and fits perfectly into the vanilla hodgpodge!!!!
Be sure to leave a comment here and all along the tour for your chance at winning Peartunia and ALL her friends!!!!!!!
From here travel on to my talented friend and teamie Crystal who has something gorgeous in store for you!!! Enjoy the tour!!!
Cooking it up with Katie recipe......girly, paper piecing, 2+ papers
Papertake...check this out(2 of the DSPs have a gingham pattern)
My time to plus one
Sketch and Stash...sketch (stash hodgepodge)
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Whimsy Sneak Peek ~ Day 1

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day. We were busy all weekend but were able to sneak in a dinner for two last night.
This week I am very excited to share some sneak peeks with you for Whimsy's Mythical Collection!!! We're having a blog hop on Wednesday for the release of 4 new images and 3 new sentiment sets! And they are fabulous!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to give you a little peek at the mermaid Katie Sowa designed as well as a sentiment created by our own Ann, Raindrop Echo! I added some spica gel pen highlights to her hair as well as stickles and glitter to her tail so she is super sparkly! I couldn't decide which papers to use, until I found these SU scraps. I had just enough for the card and thought they kind of looked like sea plants.
Check out the WHIMSY INSPIRATION BLOG to see who else is sneak peeking today!!!! The don't forget to join us on Wednesday for the hop!
Stamp With fun...sketch
Our creative corner..something old that's new(paper and charm)
Allsorts...recipe...3 mini pearls, 2 flowers and 1 charm
Creative Inspirations..... leftovers
Crafty Creations....friends
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dental Floss

That's right I used dental floss on my card today! And it's tutti fruity, so the card smells pretty too! For this week's Saturday spotlight.... The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to use a household item on your creation...but NOT a craft item! Use safety pins, dryer sheets, household cleaners, paper clips for doing a technique or as an embellishment.
I used the floss to tie on my charm and then added a few more pieces as an accent. Our sponsor this week is Victoria Case, so I used one of my favorite images from her. The papers are bittersweet from Basic grey. I fancied card with primas, pearls and a large grommet. Here's a link to the rest of the divas, so you can see how crafty they were this week!!
Basic Grey.... Sketch
Inky Impressions...charm

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Something Cute AND Digital Delights GDT

That's right it's a 2 for 1 post today!!!!
First up
This we we are very excited to welcome back wags and whiskers as our sponsor AND we are also a stop on their new release hop!!!! This is the super cute new release I got to work with called Hey Chickie!! Our theme for the week is something cute, and this cutie certainly qualifies!! Be sure to check out Stamp Something to see the cute work from the rest of the team and to play along in the Wags and Whiskers hop:)
Moving along with the times...sketch and cute companions
Paper Play...Special birthday
Wags n whiskers...charming
Quixotic..tag it (2 teeny tiny tags:))
Your next stamp...charms
This is my card for my week as the Guest Designer over at Digital Delights! I was so excited to have been chosen and even more excited to work with this cutie, Fiona!!! A big thanks to Wendy and her team:) The papers are from DCVW and I colored her with copics. Her kilt colors were inspired by the Bailey family Tartan. Pop on over to the Digital delights website and you can download Fiona or her little friend Ian!
Dare you to digi....use punches

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Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Box

Good Morning!!! Hope it's a great one so far! I'm still trying to organize my day. So much to do since we stayed put yesterday during the snow. Which was really nothing, they said we'd get 8in, we didn't even get 1!! Boy would I love that job, you can be wrong 90% of time and not get fired!!! But then when would I get to stamp???
I have a little gift box to share with you today. Normally I avoid 3-d projects as much as I can, bit this one seemed easy, so I gave it a try. I used the template from LSS. Now if you have one of those fancy cutting machines, I think it will cut it out for you. But I just printed it out,
and cut most of it with my table cutter. The 4 small angled cuts, I did with my paper snips. I then used this fun new edge punch from SU and a little sticky strip! And voila, a box! I added papers from basic grey along with SU ribbon and prima flowers. The super cute cherries are from Lindsay.(You can check out the rest of the team's work HERE.) The cherries and upper leaf are "doubled up" with another image and a dimensionsal.
I added a little heart charm as well. Need heart charms??????? Head on over to Whimsy Stamps , where they have a new line of charms and paper flowers at fabulous prices!!!
Cute Card Thursday....In the name of love
CRAFT....digi coloring
Simon Says...Love
My time to craft...hearts and kisses
Die cut dreams....have a heart

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweetness and Love

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a good day! I have a card to share with you that is for Whimsy Stamps' Sweetness and Love challenge over on SNR. Perfect timing to finish up some of your last minute Valentine's! And there is also a 10$ gift certificate up for grabs which you can spend on some fabulous rubber or THE BRAND NEW CHARMS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!! How cool is that!! Denise has a fabulous selection too!!!
I used the newly released untamed love stamp for this card along with some retired SU papers. The sentiment is also available from whimsy. The flowers are primas with leaves from my brand new punch, which I love!!!!
The pink elephant...mushy gushy valentine
Everybody Art...valentine
Stampin for the weekend..valentine
Sunday Sketch and Stamp...sketch
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Belles and Whistles Guest DT

Monday, Monday!!! We had a crazy weekend, so I was actually looking forward to today to rest up a bit! Two kids birthday parties and a 3 hour baby shower can really wear ya out!!!!
I just got my batch of Belles and Whistles guest DT images and could not wait to ink them up!! I chose to use kitty love first mainly because I opened it first!!! I colored her with copics and used a feather blending technique on her hat! I found the tutorial at Copic creations and decided to start small!!! I used YR20 and V12. It's a really fun and easy technique and I think I may be ready to try something a little bigger next time! The papers are basic grey and I used the sketch from Roses on paper challenge blog.
I was at the store the other day and decided to get myself a little treat! I chose the branch punch from Martha Stewart! I just love it! I'm sure you'll be seeing it a lot!!! I'm not sure where the lace is from, I got it from a little goodie bag I won at a challenge. The sentiment is Whimsy Stamps.
Everybody Art......thank you
Daring cardmakers....amythest
Allsorts...distressing, a bow and a button

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Teeny TIny

Happy Saturday!!! We have another fun filled day today. We're headed to a birthday party later on for a very special little lady! But first I wanted to share my Saturday spotlight creation with you. This week....The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to go the opposite from last week's challenge and think "teeny tiny" when making your creation this week!! ;) Please feel free to interpret this as you see fit!!

When I first heard the challenge, all I could think of was the story I used to hear as a little girl called the "teeny tiny woman" Any one heard of it???? It was one of my favs, just a little scary!!! So I wanted to do something on that theme but I needed to make a baby shower card for a shower tomorrow, so I went that route instead.
What could be a cuter teeny tiny than a baby!! The shower is for a long time friend (almost 20 years I can't believe it!!!) who is pregnant with her first little boy!! I am very excited for her!! And she even asked me to help her register, so that was a fun afternoon too!!!
I chose my favorite image for baby cards from SU's buggies and booties. I also used some of my favorite papers, Parisian breeze. I added some teeny tiny feet and teeny tiny pearls to complete it. And the sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Divas.
Your next stamp challenge..charms
Cute Card Thursday..spots adn dots
Sketch and stash...sketch and stashed papers

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Something to Love

Where did this week go?????? I can not believe it is Friday already!!! And a fun Friday too!!! We have a new Stamp Something challenge, love somethings! Our sponor this week is Bunny Zoe. So I decided to use one of the images from a new line they are carrying, the snickerdoodle kids from Whimsy Stamps!!!! I just love this little Janice, she just looks ready for anything!!! I colored her with copics, then added some liquid applique for snow, glitter for her fur cuffs and pearls for her buttons! Then added lots and lots of frilly flowers and embellies! The papers are basic grey and I used my new heart embosslit as well!! Check out the rest of the Stamp Something team too!!!! WOW I think I caught up on all the challenges I missed on vacation with this one card!!!! Now if I can catch up on visiting and commenting.....
Whimsy SNR challenge...lots of frills
Truly scrumptious...sketch
Stampin for the weekend...valentine
ABC (Stamp)
Lili of the valley....valentine
Creative and cream
Inky Impressions...charms
LaLa land...hearts
Your next stamp...charms
Incy Wincy...put your hat on
Creative Card Crew...valentines
The pink
double dutch...valentine
Cute Daisy valentine
Saturday Challenge...hearts

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Card Back!

Hi All~ This is my first card back after a week long vacation in sunny warm Florida!!! I'd love to be back there now!! I always find my mojo stays on vacation a little longer than I do! The first card back is always the hardest.
I chose to start back with Belle's Carols from Belles and Whistles. I used some fun papers along with some primas! After loads and loads of laundry, I'll be by to visit all of you:)
Everybody Art...thank you
Our Creative

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