Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blog Hop Tomorrow!!!

Hi all.  I had hoped to finish a card for today but, it was not in the cards. LOL  I did want to post to let you all know about Karen's Doodles Easter Hop tomorrow!!! There will be tons of prizes and the fun starts bright and early on the Karen Doodle US Challenge  Blog!!!

Hope to see you there!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #4

Here it is another Monday, fun day!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  We saw some old friends and had a blast!!!
I have my Karen's Doodles to share with you today. We had a photo for inspiration this week at Karen's Doodles US Challenge.  I used the greens and pinks from the photo.  The name of this image is  princess pony, too cute huh?
Sketch Saturday....sketch
the pink elephant...pastels
Charisma Cardz...spring
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Need Coffee???

Good morning!!!  It's all about coffee today at Saturday Spotlight!!!  The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to create something with COFFEE in mind! You don't HAVE to use coffee images for this challenge, you can take inspiration from the colors you think of in coffee like rich browns, blacks, tan/creamy colors, etc.
Our sponsor is Regina from the Cutting cafe, so I used this fun image from her got coffee set.  The papers are Basic grey, nook and pantry. I also added some yummy coffee colored ribbon and flowers!  Well I don't know about you, but I need some coffee!!!! (well tea actually, but you get the idea)
The pink elephant....sketch
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Pixie Cottage News and Card

Hi All-Here's my second post of the day!!!  If you're looking for my Stamp Something post, it's right HERE.  
What started out as an easy looking week turned crazy and I am just now able to share my first Pixie Cottage DT card with you!!!  I am so excited to start on with a new and talented team.  And a big hello to all my new teamies, I'll be around to visit shortly!

For those of you new to Pixie Cottage stamps, they are available at Michelle's Scrapbooking and more.   I used the Sweet Molly image.  I colored her with copics and added lots of sparkly accents!  I used some of my DCWV papers from the sweet pack, so even the papers are sparkly!

Have a great weekend!
Creative Inspirations...sketch
Pixie cottage...circles
Colour Create...pastels
One stop craft...let it shine

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Doodle, doodle, doodle

Good morning!!!!  It's a strange morning here as it is snowing, when it was 60 degrees yesterday! Ahhh New England!  It's also time for a stamp something challenge.  We're looking for doodles today!  

I chose to doodle around this sweet whiff of joy image. I also ran the brown piece of DP through the CB with a doodly folder, but then covered a lot of it up with primas!  I added some stickles to the rain drops and some spica gel highlights to her hair for a little sparkle.  The DP is from my mind's eye and is a bit doodly itself.  I'm thinking doodly is not a word, but I like it anyway!  The sentiment is a retired SU set fancy flexible phrases, it works great with these tiny little tag punches.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team!! Play along if you can, there's a Simon Says gift cert. up for grabs.  You could even use it for this stamp!

Whiff of Joy....sketch
Stamp, scrap and doodle....tearing

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cute little ladybug...

Hi All. I have a fun little ladybug to share with you today.  She from Lindsay's stamp stuff.  Ladybugs took over this card actually.  I have the ladybug image, ladybugs on both pieces of DSP and a tiny ladybug charm!  I just think they're so cute!  I added some cherry blossoms and rhinestones too.  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.  This is a color combo I don't use very often but you have to do something different every once and awhile right?!?!?  I have a list full of errands for today so hopefully I can blog hop later tonight.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team!
Creative Inspirations......sketch
Dutch Dare...color inspiration
Incy wincy..springDigi tuesday...spring
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Magnolia Easter

Morning everyone!!!  What a little teaser last week was.  It was warm, sunny and just gorgeous!  Now it's cold, rainy and icky!  So I decided to create my own spring with my card!!!

I used this super sweet Magnolia image which I received from Denise!!!  Thanks hun, I LOVE her!!!!  She also stamped it on different card stock and that was great too!!  I was so excited for this image as I had just won a gift certificate to Simon Says and spent it on some fun flock!!!!  This stuff ROCKS!  It's so soft and easy to use and really made this little sheep look even cuter!!!!

The paper is basic grey LilyKate and I added my standard embellies...primas, SU ribbon and MS punch out branches.  I also added some buttons, hadn't used those in awhile!!!  I also made it in to an easel card, since I'm on an easel kick right now!  I don't jazz up the inside too much as I have really large handwriting and need some room to write!  And my daughters sign their names so we need room for that as well.

The sentiment is from SU as are the oval punches.  Stop by later for some fun news!!!!
Magnolia down under....sketch
Everybody Art...Easter
Roses on Paper..punches
going grey...spring
incy wincy...spring/ Easter
Stamp with fun.....Easter
Saturday Challenge...spring in your step
Just Magnolias...easel cards
pile it on..furry friends

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pretty Pear-tunia

Morning everyone!!!!  Hope you're doing well so far this week.  For once, we have a pretty open calendar, so I hope to get some extra stamping in!  This is the first card I made so far. 

I used pretty peartunia from Whimsy stamps.  I just love her big, ol' bum!  I paper pieced her outfit and colored the rest of her with copics. I also addedstickles to her wings which don't really show in the picture since it's so dark and rainy here today. I also added a fun pear charm which is available at Whimsy Stamps too!!!

I used the pinking hearts punch from SU along with primas and pearls to finish this one.  It's another easel card, so fun and easy!!!  I used twill tape on the inside, I found it in a bin!!!  The sentiment is from fancy flexible phases, a retired SU set.

Paper Sundaes.....paper piecing
Cute Daisy May....fairy, fairy
Cupcake and drink
Delightful sketches...sketch
All that scraps...easel cards
Your next stamp....distressing
Basic grey...tutti frutti
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #3

Already the third challenge at the Karen's doodles US challenge blog!  Wow time is just flying!!  And so are the adorable images that Karen is creating, you can check them out HERE.  This week we are asking everyone to do a fancy fold.  My favorite fancy fold is the easel card, so I went with that.  I used this super sweet peekaboo image with some basic grey lemonade papers.  I added some soft pink flower soft to her tu-tu for a little added ruffle!  Finally I added a big girly flower, some pink rhinestones and stem swirls.  The ribbon and sentiment are both SU.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies' fancy folds!  And play along for some fun prizes!
Sketch and stamp Sunday....Sketch
Creative card crew...going dotty
Crafty Creations...spots adn dots
Charisma Cardz..for the kids
Totally gorjuss...ribbon
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday

What a great challenge at Saturday Spotlight today!!!  It's a birthday card challenge with a twist.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to create a nice birthday card...BUT WAIT!!! It's not THAT simple!! We would like for you to use YOUR birthstone color on your creation as well! Don't know what it is? We can help! Check out this link to find YOUR birthstone color: CLICK HERE!!
Have fun and we can't wait to see what you come up with!  

My daughter has a birthday party to attend this afternoon so this was the perfect challenge for me!  I created this card for her friend's 6th birthday.  She likes purple which was fantastic because my birthday is in June.  My birthstone in alexandrite which has always been light purple,this site shows it as turquoise which is pretty but I went with the purple.  Pearl is the stone for June as well so I added some pearls too.
How cute is this little stamping boutique image!!! I colored her with copics and added some stickles for fun!
The papers are from My mind's eye, totally girl and I went with pale plum and basic gray card stock.  The sentiment is from SU.  I added some primas and of course a few little branches from my MS punch.  I really think I need a support group for that punch, I can't make a card without it now!!!!!
Don't forget to visit the rest of the divas and leave them a note!  Have a great weekend!
Friday Sketchers...sketch
Charisma Cardz...something for the kids
Cute Daisy May...anything goes

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Friday, March 19, 2010


Good morning!!!!  I don't know about where you are, but here today we are looking forward to some GORGEOUS weather!!!!!  The girls and I just can't get enough of being outside!!!  That doesn't really lend itself to crafting or cleaning but oh well, we're having fun while the weather lasts!

So we're looking for distressed projects at Stamp Something this week!  I love the look of distressing, it's so soft and pretty.  I also tend to use yellows and brown when I distress, not sure why, just seems to be a trend  I have.

Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create, so I decided to use a Wags n Whiskers image, He loves me.   What a little sweetie this girl is and her cute little pup!  The papers are Basic Grey Porcelain with banana and cocoa card stock.  The sentiment is from SU, short and sweet, and I popped it up on the knot of the satin ribbon.  I added some prima flowers and a few pearls as well.

Sketch and stash....sketch stash-papers
Wags n whiskers...pop it up
Paperplay...god luck(I used best wishes, that's close right?)
Your next stamp...distressing
My time to craft...lace

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE St. Patrick's Day!! I like green, soda bread and beer so it's really right up my alley LOL!  And it's a gorgeous day here!!!  I'm sharing my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff card a day early this week so I can post on the holiday.  And for any of you that need to make St. Patrick's Day cards and haven't started yet, Lindsay's digis are the way to go.  Head on over to My Grafico and they download immediately! And if that weren't enough, there's a 30% off sale as well!!!
I used Basic grey wisteria papers for this on along with garden green, vanilla and close to cocoa card stock.  I paper pieced a cuttlebugged roof and awning and added an extra heart.  The edges are distressed and surprise I used my Martha Stewart branch punch!! 
Have a fun day and stay safe and green!!!!
Truly Scrumptious....sketch
Simon says...St. Patrick's Day
Colour, chocolate and cream(as a side note, the pie they used for inspiration is what we're having for dessert tonight! YUM)
One stop craft.....spots and dots
Die cut...pack a punch
Cupcake...going green
Going grey....ST. Patrick's day

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A whimsical Easter Card for ASFOS

Good morning!!!!  Hope you all are enjoying your week thus far.  Today the sun is out finally!!!!!  I'm so excited for nice weather and playing outside!! And it looks like today is the start of a gorgeous week!  Today is also the day for a new Spoonful of Sugar Challenge.
Denise of Whimsy stamps is hosting the challenge this week so a few of us gals guest designed some whimsy.  The theme was Easter.  I decided to use the wings of hope image which is now available in rubber from the Whimsy store!!!!! I used the digi however. I colored with copics and added some stickles to her wings.  The sentiment is teeny tiny wishes from SU.  The Easter charm and cherry blossom are available through Whimsy stamps too!!!  The papers are lilykate from Basic grey.  I used my labels nestie to cut out the horse then sponged the edges.   There's lots of eye candy and blog candy over at ASFOS so pop on over when you have the chance:)
Friday Sketchers.....sketch
Digi Tuesday....lots of green
All that
Pile it on....pastels

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #2

It's a spring or Easter theme for the week over at Karen's Doodles US Challenge.  I chose an image that could work for both themes, but did a little more spring than Easter.  The image is called love at first sight and I just thought she was such a cutie!!!!  She's holding a little bunny and wearing her sweet little tutu.  She reminds me of my girls who love stuffed animals and to dress up!  I had a lot of cream and pink scraps still out on my craft table, so I decided to use that combo again, so soft and springy I think!  The designer paper is from my mind's eye and is covered with butterflies.  I colored the image with copics and added some gold spica to her hair.  The vanilla ribbon is from SU and the flowers are either primas or from Whimsy stamps.  The sentiment is Whimsy as well.  Finally, I added some pearls and a butterfly charm.  Hope you can join us in the challenge this week!!! To visit the rest of the DT and to enter click here.
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Copic Creations...blogaversary challenge...blond hair
Pink Elephant..spring
Cute Daisy May...anything goes
Die cut least 2 punches(sm. oval, lrg oval, scalloped oval, branch)
Totally gorjuss...sweet

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Come take a spin on the Merry go Round......BLOG HOP

Welcome to the next stop on the Merry go Round!!!  You should be riding in from LISA'S BLOG, if not head on back to the beginning at BEV'S BLOG.
I decided to use the new carousel horse, spring stepping designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy.  I could use some spring!!!!!I chose to use lots of soft spring pastels, flowers, gems and sparkle.  The papers are basic grey and the card stock colors are pink pirouette and cream.  The sentiment is whimsy as well and comes with this lovely horse.
Like all Whimsy hops, there's a fabulous prize at the end.  This time Denise is giving away.....Proud Momma Stamp Set, Spring Stepping Stamp Set, Wings of Hope Stamp Set, two pieces of satin ribbon, a package of ICE sticky gems, and 10 two-tone pink Prima roses. So leave comments all along the ride and don't forget to enter at the last stop.
Finally, Whimsy Stamps are offering a special promotion from noon EST today (Sunday) until noon EST tomorrow (Monday). The first 25 orders placed at Whimsy, regardless of total, will receive FREE shipping. Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if your order was one of the first 25 orders in that 24 hour period, you will receive a shipping credit. This is a one day only special promotion during our new release!
Next you'll be heading round to NIKKI'S BLOG...enjoy the ride!!!!
Simon Says...sketch
Basic grey...inspiration photo
Incy wincy...horses

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

A slick Saturday Spotlight

Good morning!!!!  Time for another fun Saturday Spotlight challenge!!!  This week the Divas....would like to challenge you to be "so slick"! Nope, it's not a typo! We mean "slick" as in slick card stock, embellishments, acetate paper, crystal lacquer, etc. etc....list can go on and on! We figured this was the season for Spring rain, so why not make something slick or 'wet looking'! Sound like fun?!! Grab your slickness and get creating! We'd love to see what you come up with!
 This was a tricky one for me.  We(well mainly my father) more often use slick to mean good as in "oooh this will work slick."  or sarcastically as in "slick move" when you do something pretty stupid or finally as in icy roads. So I really didn't know what to do.  I looked at my sassy studios images and saw the lady in the bath with water on the floor.  Well water on tile floors is slick, so I thought that would work slick(see what I'm doing here with the word play??? yep it's early!!)  Then I added a little crystal effects to the floor and bubbles and thought that actually is slick! 
The papers are basic gray wisteria and the sentiment is from SU.  I also added some primas and pearls for a girly touch.  Check out the rest of the divas slick creations HERE.
Saturday Secret crafter...anything goes
Friday Sketchers...sketch

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Want to win some Whimsy?????

That's right Denise is having an AWESOME blog candy give away right now.  Where you can win Crissy Armstrong's new design....Spring Stepping.  There is a new, gorgeous carousel horse, 2 sentiments and a lovely swirl up for grabs!!!  All you need to do is leave your name on the linky.....RIGHT HERE Denise also has a gorgeous sample for you to check out too.  Don't forget to take a spin on the merry-go-round with the whole Whimsy DT, Sunday, March 14th.
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Something cream and green

Good morning!!!  It's rainy here today, but that's OK.  I have daffodils, tulips, and other little flowers starting to pop through and they need some water.  I am so excited for spring and to see what other plants "come back" after this bitter cold winter.  We have a springy theme at Stamp Something today too!!  It can actually work for spring, St. Patrick's Day or many other occasions.  It's greens and creams.  I decided to do an Easter card so I can cross those off my to do list.
I went with this adorable cupcake image from Belles and Whistles.  I stamped her on ivory card stock.  It was a different brand and color CS than I usually use so it took a bit of getting used to with my Copics.  I added a smidge of blue and orange to the image as I didn't think a green cat would work:)
The papers are Basic grey, lilykate I think.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  It's a holiday postmark so you knew I'd love it!!! I added assorted flowers and gems along with a charm to finish it up.  The rest of the DT outdid themselves with gorgeous creations this week, so pop on over to SS and join in the fun!!!! Bunny Zoe is the sponsor this week with a fabulous  prize!
Pile it color and a neutral
Copic creations...a bit of green
Stampin for the weekend...monochromatic
Totally gorjuss...sketch
Stamp with fun...spring
Roses on paper...Easter
Creative Inspiration...charms
Sketch Saturday...sketch
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Easter Card, quick and easy!

Hi everyone!!!  I have a quick card to share with you today for my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post.  We just found out yesterday we'll be having out of town guests tomorrow morning!!  My stamp room doubles as our guest bedroom and welllll it looks like a tornado went through here!  I have a ton of cleaning to do, so I made this fun and easy card!
I love Lindsay's little Easter basket, so I used that along with some K & Company Easter paper, satin ribbon, a charm and pearls!  That was it!  Wondering about the paper color?????  It's mauve mist from SU.  I had an unopened pack and thought it was time to dive in!!!  The sentiment I generated on my computer.  I added some faux stitching as well.  OK that's it for that one!!!
Here's some info from Lindsay about sales, freebies and new product!!!
I am running a 30% off sale at the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico through Sunday! All Digital stamps, papers and SVG Cricut cutting template are on sale! Remember you get your stuff instantly when you order from the MyGrafico shop!

And I am also running the same sale at the LSS shophandmade shop however I've had some trouble update all the prices, they have been upgrading the server on that site and it is sluggish. I did update the prices on all sets, new products and most expensive and popular stuff but if you stumble upon something full price that is why. Don't worry, if you order something at reqular price I will add the 30% saving to the free stamps you always get when you shop at the Lindsay's stamp Stuff Shophandmade store. Or email an order and I'll send you an adjusted invoice, whatever is easier:) I'll treat you right!

If you haven't stopped by my blog lately be sure you scroll through to grab the weekly freebies! If I can help you with anything please let me know:)
Until next month Happy crafting!

Enjoy your day:)
Insirational card sketches.....sketch
Digi Tues...piercing(hard to see in picture(corners of the image)
Die cut flowers
Dare u 2 digi...pearls

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone!!
A quick little post to share with you today before I get to my errands and cleaning!!!  This was a fun, quick card to make.  I wanted to try out this new Bildmalarna stamp and needed another birthday card for a 6 year old.  So here's what I came up with.
I decided to do an easel card, since they're fancy yet quick and easy.  I love making them but have such a hard time photographing them.  I used bright and cheery Basic grey Lemonade papers.  The sheer ribbon is recycled from a gift or something, I can't remember where it came from, it was just in my jar waiting to be used.  The colors are rich razzleberry and pink pirouette.  I colored her with copics and added a touch of sparkle to her hair with my gold spica pen.  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.  I also added some girly pearls and a charm as a finishing touch.  Have a great day!!
Going grey challenge....celebrate
Creative Inspirations...charms
My time to cards
A spoonful of sugar..recycled(ribbon)
Kaboodle blog...Happy Birthday
Creative Card crew...celebration
Lili of the Valley...easel card
Truly Scrumptious....sketch + good enough to eat
Paper to have bling inspiration(click here for photo)

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Joyful Fairy

Good morning everyone!!!!  I have some Whimsy to share with you today! I used the absolutely adorable Shy-Ann for this one.  I paired her with Basic Grey Wisteria papers and colored her with Copics.  I also added some blue primas, paper roses and pearls.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps as well, it is oval snippets.  I also added some stickles to her wings for a bit of shimmer and glitz.  Looking for a place to purchase these paper roses????  Look no further than Whimsy stamps!!! Denise has a new line of gorgeous flowers at an amazing price!!
Finally, are you interested in become a guest designer for Whimsy??  If so, CLICK HERE for details.

Copic colour......B93, BG15, Y21
Eveerybody Art.....Sketch
Stamp with fun...spring
Simon says...girly
Polka doodles...wings
Charisma Cardz...fairies

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #1

Yay what a fun day already!!!!  It's time for the first ever Karen's doodles US challenge!!!!  Our challenge this week is a sketch.  And there are tons of prizes up for grabs....
  • Winner- 1 digi stamp that they design and get to name and 2 digi stamps of their choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of their choice from Karen's Doodles
  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamps of their choice from Karen's Doodles
How cool is that?!?!?
I decided to use this adorable little apple girl for this challenge.  I saw her and immediately thought of a thank you note for my daughter's teacher.  I colored her with copics.  The apple is popped up on dimensionals for a bit of fun.  I had these cute little ABC beads and thought they were perfect, along with the apple charm and SU papers for this teacher theme.  The sentiment is whimsy postmarks from Whimsy Stamps and I added a button to the center.  I also added some ribbon and a few flowers. So head on over and check out what the rest of the DT designed for this first challenge and give it a try yourself!!
Scrap,stamp & theme
cooking it up with Katie.....3D, metal +a challenge
Creative Craft...thanks a bunch
Spoonful of sugar...beads

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