Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketch Something!

Good morning!!!!  Are you ready for the weekend?  It is supposed to be gorgeous here and I am headed to a scrapbook convention with friends so I really couldn't  ask for a better weekend! 
I have a Stamp Something card to share first though.
We have a fun sketch designed by Denise today!!!  I decided to knock 2 items off the to do list and use the sketch for an upcoming wedding card I need.  I used my mind's eye papers and this cute bride image from CC Designs.  You can find CC Designs at Simon Says who is our sponsor this week!! YAY!!  I embossed her dress and covered her veil with stickles.  Finally i added lots of flowers and a fun little wedding cake charm!  The sentiment is from SU.  So go ahead and give this sketch a whirl when you have a chance, it's a fun one and you could win a fabby gift certificate to Simon Says!
Stamp, scrap and doodle...girlie
Charisma Cardz...girlie with flowers
Delightful Sketches.....punches
All that and brown distressing
Secret Crafter...distressing

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Splashing in puddles with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Another fun Thursday is here!!!  We are supposed to be getting a heatwave for the weekend so I wanted to make a fun springy card!  I chose to use the rain boots and puddle from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff's puddle fun set. I used some bright cheery basic grey papers and primas.  I paper pieced the boots and added them to the puddle.  The sentiment is from SU because what could be happier than jumping in puddles????  I finished the card with some pink pirouette ribbon and stitching.  The rest of the gals have some projects for you to check out too, so if you have a chance, pop over for a visit!  Lindsay also has a super cute freebie set on MyGrafico, click here to take a look and download!
going grey...sketch
Creative Card Crew...april showers bring may flowers
Charisma Cardz...girlie with flowers
Delightful sketches...punches

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lots of flowers!!!!

Lots of flowers and a sketch!!  What a perfect challenge at Pixie Cottage this week!!!  I love flowers and it's such a wonderful sketch from Jacque from Jacques Magnolia's!!!.  I used Give Me A Hug by Alisa Ramirez as my image.  I used some bright fun colors for my papers and flowers.  There are lots of hearts too in the paper and with my pinking hearts edge punch.  I stitched around the edges to finish it up.
Be sure to check out the lovely work from the rest of the team and play along if you can.  One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
The pink elephant...aqua something different (2 color flowers)
Everybody title(smile)
Stamp,Scrap and doodle...girlie

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Karen's Doodles #8

WOW Monday already!!!!  Where does the time go???  We are beginning school vacation week, so I am looking forward to a fun week!!
Starting the fun is the Karen's Doodles US challenge!!!!!  The challenge this week is to create something for mom, or a feminine card.  Mother's day is right around the corner here in the US.  I already created a card for my mom, so I decided to do a fun one!!!  I was inspired by Janna, my Stamp Something teammie's, card.  I loved the fun bright colors and all the ribbon!!!  So this is my take on that.
I used one of Karen's new images, I love you this much boy. How cute is he???
I used summer picnic DSP from SU.  And lots of ribbon!!!!!  I tied the ribbon through the jumbo eyelets which are kind of hidden now :)  Please stop by and visit the other gals, and play along for your chance at some Karen's doodles of your own!!!
Friday Sketchers....sketch
Your next stamp...stiching
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shower card for a friend

Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far.  We are doing tons of yard work and luckily the weather is cooperating!!!!  I wanted to share this card with you before I headed outside for the day.  A friend of mine needed a bridal shower card for today, so I said I'd give her one from my stash.  But I had a little extra time so I made a new one.  This is one of my all time favorite images and one of the first stamps I've ever purchased.  I thought it would look beautiful with this bella blue paper from SU.  I used some brocade blue scraps and Ivory card stock. I embossed and distressed with scissors and ink.  Both sentiments are from SU one is from teeny tiny wishes and the other is from a super old set.  I added a few blue highlights to the dress with my copic. And that's about it, it went together pretty quickly! 
Inspirational card sketches...sketch
LaLa Land...shabby chic
Dutch Dare...easel card and repeat something(pearls)
Charisma...quote(happily ever after)
Crafty creations...distressed

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Friday, April 23, 2010


Hi all!!!  It's Friday and the hubby is home today to do yard work!!! YAY!! And it's also time for another fun Stamp Something challenge.  We had over 400 entries last week, so if you have a charm, enter in the fun and try to help us beat that number!!!!  I used this cute little bootie charm for my welcome baby card.  I used the same proud momma image from whimsy stamps to make this welcome boy card that I used the other day to make a welcome girl card.  It's perfect for both!
Cute Card Thursday.....sketch
All that scraps...sewing
Crafty Creations...distressing
Stamp With Fun...animals

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I sewed, again

Yes I am officially addicted to sewing on cards!!!  It's just so fun!!!!  Hope you are having a great week!  We're having a fun week over here!!  The warm weather is really helping with that!  And I got to play with my new Magnolia finally!!  I stamped Tilda on the card stock, then masked the whiff of joy background around her.  I gave her some flower soft flowers then went to town on sewing and distressing.  The ribbon and sentiment are SU.  And I added some cherry blossoms from Whimsy stamps to finish it up!  Have a great day!
Just magnolia...sketch and thanks you
 Magnolia down under....masking
Copic colour challenge....YG00,V91,RV13 (I usedYG11, RV21 instead)
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So...I Sewed!!!

That's right after looking at everyone's gorgeous stitched cards I finally worked up the courage to sew on my own card!!  And you know what??  It was SO easy!!!  I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of stitching on my cards from now on!!  One of my close college friends just had her first baby, so I wanted to make her a card using Proud Mama from Whimsy Stamps.  And incidentally today is her birthday, so Happy Birthday to Mama Missy!!!
I used a mixture of basic grey and SU papers for this one.  I also used bunches of assorted flowers and pearls.  I added my favorite yummy ribbon from SU.  Then stitched the edges!!!  Proud mama is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment comes with the proud mama set, so that worked out perfectly!
Have a great day, I'll be outside enjoying this sunny weather!!! YAY!
Sweet Stampin Challenge stitches
Creative Inspirations...1 ribbon,2 papers,3 flowers
Stamp with fun...animals
Polka doodle...animal magic
Sketch and stash...sketch and ribbon from stash
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Blog Hop Winner!!!!!

OK I have the winner of the Vintage Alice Set from the LSS hop!!!  It is....... Tazza said...
Beautiful card... I love the Alice set .. Just bought one of them during the virtual crop! Thanks for the awsome inspiration now off to go play! WhooHooo!
Congrats hun!!!  Just read you bought this set, Lindsay is so awesome, that she said you could choose a different one!! Woo Hoo!!  Email me and I'll forward everything along to Lindsay!
Be sure to check Lindsay's blog to see if you're a winner too!

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Good morning everyone!! Hope you are all doing well.
I want to start by giving a big Happy Birthday to my Whimsy Teamie Debbie!!!  She'llbe 40 years young tomorrow!  Happy Birthday Hun!  And for her birthday, she gave the Whimsy DT a bit of a present!  We had the chance to be guest designers on A spoonful of sugar!!!  How fun! The theme this week in honor of Debbie is, Happy Birthday!
I chose to use Spring Stepping from Whimsy, who is sponsoring this challenge, as my image.  I used Basic grey wisteria papers and colored her with copics.  I added some stickles for some sparkle, some pearls and of course a few primas!  The sentiment is from SU as is the ribbon. 
Enjoy your day!
Friday Sketchers...sketch
All that scraps...distressing
Going grey...3 embellies(flowers, pearls and a charm)
Stamp with fun...animals
Totally gorjuss...charms
Polka doodles...animal magic
Creative Card crew...happy birthday
Colour create...lilac,gray and white

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Karen's Doodles #7

Ah Monday here again so soon!  Hope you all enjoyed your weekends!  Monday is the day for Karen's Doodles Challenge,so at least that makes it a fun day!  We have a recipe for you today!  We'd like to see 1 ribbon, 2 designer papers, 3 brads/gems and a border.  Fun one huh?  I used one of Karen's newest images, butterfly boy.  I usually am drawn to the girl images as I have 2 girls,but I just couldn't resist this cutie!!!  I used chocolate ribbon, 2 papers from Parisian breeze, 3 brads and a border bunch for the recipe.  I also added some flower soft to the flowers, they remind me of those dandelions you blow, know what I mean, now.  I also added some fun buttons too! 
For those of you who love Karen's doodles.....
Pop onto her papercraft planet page and become a member to earn member freebies you can use in all of her challenges.  The US challenge is on Mondays,then the other challenges are throughout the rest of the week!!!!  Different challenges and lots of fun with chances to win more doodles!!!!!  Check out her site too, she adds new gorgeous images all the time for great prices!!!!!  Hope to see you at this week's challenge!!!  It's perfect to combine with lots of others!!!
Saturday challenge...a day out
Kraftin for the boys
Scrap, stamp and doodle...recipe, button, bow,bling(my bling is on the butterfly)
Cute Card Thursday...touchy feely
Creative Card Crew...Happy Birthday
Lili of the valley...sketch

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Friday, April 16, 2010


Good morning!!!  It's a rainy day here which means I have to get to the house cleaning I've been putting off all week because of the nice weather!  Oh well!  I do have my Stamp Something card to share with your first though!  We're all about layers today! What a fun challenge! I love layers!  Karen's Doodles is our sponsor, so I got to color in a brand new image called Love you this much!  I have 11 layers on this card and made it a nice even 12 when I paper pieced their little outfits.  Well I guess 15 layers  then if you include the sentiment as well.  I added some flower soft for the grass, some primas and pearls.  The papers are my minds eye.  Be sure to stop by and see the other gals, their cards are amazing!! Happy weekend!
Sketch Saturday...sketch
Totally papercrafts...spring
Cute card thursday..touchy feely
Digi Tuesday...paper piecing
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff HOP!!!

Hope you are enjoying all the fun and excitement this week at Lindsay's Stamping Stuff!!!  Welcome to Day #3!!!!  If you're following the hop, you should have arrived here from                 Leanne's Blog  if not, come join in the fun at the beginning at Lindsay's .  I will be giving away the set I used in my first card.  This is the vintage Alice printables set.  I used it for the card not in my style challenge over at Lindsay's crop, hop and shop!  This card is sooooooo not my style, but I really kind of like it!!!  I love the image and all the fun black and white papers together!
A spoonful of sugar....sketch
Die cut dreams...vintage no coloring
Want a second chance to win this set?????  Just add this badge to your blog!!!!!!  Pretty easy huh?
My second card is a bit more playful!!!  It's the cute little pirate cupcake freebie!  So it qualifies for the birthday card using a freebie challenge.  I paper pieced him top and bottom.  The papers are super sparkle so there's a lot of sparkle in real life.  I decided with all the blue it's probably be a card for a boy, so I didn't add flowers.  Instead, I embellished with some star punchies and metal brads.  I did add a little piece of ribbon but it has polka dots, they're boyish right?????

Anyway from here hop on to Rhonda's Blog to continue on in the fun.  Remember to leave a comment and you may be the random winner of this fabulous Vintage Alice set!!!!  Have fun crop, hop and shop-ing!!!!
Sketch and stash...sketch and papers from my stash
Finally, there's a sale too!!!! So head on over to My Grafico for some great deals after you hop!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge!

Hi everyone!! Hope you are having a fantastic week so far!  This one seems to be flying by!  I can't believe it's already time for another Pixie Cottage Challenge!!!  This week you can follow this lovely sketch, make a project with buttons or both!  I did both!  I used  Hannah With Butterflies by Sandra Hammer it's such a soft and pretty image so I went with neutrals.
I distressed the edges with scissors and ink for a vintage feel.  I then added some postmark lines from Whimsy's postmark set along with the sentiment.
The flowers are primas and the DSP is SU's bella blue.  A added my button to the ribbon, and the second sentiment I generated on my computer.  Hope you can play along this week!!!  This a wonderful prize and your chance at becoming a Top 3 stamper!!!  The other gals have some amazing creations in store for you as well!!
Sketch and stash...sketch(very similar to the PC sketch) stash new paper

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the next stop on the Whimsy digi blog hop!!  You should be hopping here from  
ROWENA'S BLOG .  If not, head on back to the beginning of the hop on CRISSY'S BLOG.
I chose to use Pebbles the cat designed by Crissy Armstrong for the hop.  What a cutie!!!!!!  I colored him with copics and used some baja and gray SU patterned papers.  The sentiment is a new digi sentiment designed by Ann Vento for Whimsy stamps!  I also added some gray taffeta ribbon.
Don't forget to leave a comment here and along the way for your chance at some great prizes!!! Also Ann has a created a freebie sentiment image so you can pick that up to:)
From here please hop over to CRYSTAL'S BLOG.
simple doodles...inspire
everybody art...sketch

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Karen's Doodles #6

Good morning.  It's Monday again, so time for another Karen's Doodles challenge!!!  This week we have a sketch for you!  Just follow the sketch using one of Karen's fabulous images and you'll be entered to win some fabby prizes!!!!  
I used this super cute Ride 'em cowgirl image.  I had a rocking horse named heehaw when I was a little girl and loved it!!! I then distressed the edges of the lemonade paper from basic grey.  I added some pearls and flowers as well.  The sentiment is one of the new digi release from Whimsy stamps available today!
And Karen is having a Spring sale!!! Buy 3 get 1 free WooHoo
cupcake craft...childhood memory(horse)
simon says....card for a child
Allsorts... petals and pearls
totally papercrafts...distressed
kaboodle....digi girl

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sundays with crissy GDT

 Good morning!!!  Hope you're having a lovely Sunday so far.  A very exciting day here as my hubby is preparing for his first 10K run today!!  And I am a Guest DT for Sundays with Crissy, a new challenge blog by Crissy Armstrong!!  This week's challenge is....
#1 Make It A Combo
You may interpret that any way you like!  You may combine multiple challenges, you may combine digi stamps with rubber stamps, multiple designer papers, multiple types of embellishments - really the sky is the limit.  And honestly, what project have we ever made that is not a combination of something!  Even combining colours counts!
You can use any image, digital or rubber, combine with other challenges and enter as many times as you like, but to be entered in the prize draw which this time around is COPICS!!!!, you need to use a digi by Crissy.  You can purchase these gorgeous digis instantly at Squigglefly and beginning tomorrow at WHIMSY STAMPS(woohoo.)

 I was super excited when Crissy asked the Whimsy DT gals to GDT this week!!!  Thanks Crissy!!!  I decided to go with Crissy's new Whimsy image, Maya blowing bubbles.  I have quite a few combos for this one...I combined flowers with punchies, 3 different designer paper patterns and a few challenges:)
The papers are basic grey Euphoria.  I colored Maya with copics and added a combo of different embellies.  I have buttons, ribbon, brads, spacers, flowers.  I just realized how blurry this photo is.  I believe one of my girls may have hit a few buttons!
Be sure to check out the rest of the DTs work!! 

Stamp w fun  3 papers 3 flowers 2 buttons
Simon says..kidds cards
Dare you to digi..metal

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Something Stitched

Good morning everyone!!  Who is ready for the weekend?? I know I am!  But first I have my Stamp Something card for you.  The challenge this week was to include stitching.  I had planned on using my sewing machine for this one but chickened out at the last minute and opted for faux stitching instead.  Our sponsor this week is Paper Jewels, they carry Bildmalarnas and sweet pea stamps.  I went with a bildmalarna, isn't she sweet!  I just can't say no to cupcakes!
 The papers are my mind's eye and I added some prima flowers and bling along with some buttons.  The ribbon is SU.
Check out the stitching from the rest of the gals! WOW!
Little red wagon...sketch
Charisma cardz..thank you
Colour create...lilac, gray and white
Paper Play...shiny happy people

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge

Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  We are getting a little taste of summer today and I can't wait to enjoy it!!  But first I have a Pixie Cottage Challenge Card for you!!!
From now on the Pixie cottage challenge is weekly and will contain a theme and a sketch!  So you can do the sketch, the theme or both, it's up to you!!!!
I did both for this one!  Along with following the sketch, I embossed my sentiment oval with my swirls CB folder. I used the Buffy the bunny with chick image created by Alisa Ramirez for Pixie cottage.  You can see her whole bunny line at Michelle's Scrapbooking and more!
The papers are my mind's eye and I used some primas and SU ribbon as well.  I colored Buffy with copics and added a few pearls and some faux stitching to finish up.
Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has in store for you!
Quixotic.....the joys of spring
My time to craft...on the spot
Charisma....animal magic
Dare u 2 digi...Easter
Totally PaperCrafts..go digi

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Lindsay's hop, shop and Crop!!!!

It's a birthday party for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. To celebrate we are going to Hop, Shop & Crop April 13-15. Lindsay will be holding a 3-day crop in the mygrafico crop room. Go on over there now and join (it's free). Over the course of the 3-days you can pop in and out as often as you want to participate in the events and classes, join challenges or just see what is going on. The classes and crops are free. There will be freebies and prizes. We also have a blog hop and other exciting things planned. Stay tuned for more details.

  • To join the crop, you will need to be a member of the mygrafico community. It's free to join. Join now so you are ready for the crop. (Click HERE to join)

  • To join the crop group (after joining mygrafico) click HERE

  • If you do not want to receive emails when people comment on the crop, after joining the crop room group, click on the "stop following" button. You are still a member but you won't get all the emails.

  • Remember, it is all FREE!
 Big hugs to Cheryl for this post:)
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Whimsy Digis!!!!

I have a sneak peek for you today of the new Whimsy Stamps digital line!!!!  I used the new gift horse image created by Crissy Armstrong and the gift horse sentiment created by Ann Vento.  The papers are from the fun in the sun glitter stack from DCWV so there's a bit of sparkle!  I tried to keep it on the boyish side so no flowers and minimal ribbon.  The background paper is flowers, but it's pretty covered up with the image.
Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks from the Whimsy DT  until the official release of the digi line on April 12th. 
Just add ink...anything goes
Simple doodles...layers
S2G challenge....anything goes
Charisma Cardz...animals
Spoonful of for the boys
paper sundaes.....sketch

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Karen's Doodles challenge #5 and Hop WINNER

Hope you all had a very Happy Easter!!

Here is my winner from the Karen's Doodles Blog Hop....
Blogger Inspired By Friends said...
WOW! Very cute. Im in love with your cards.
Please send me your email, and I'll make sure this image gets to you ASAP!

Now for today's card.  The Karen's Doodles US challenge was something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  And I think I covered it all!!!  I used the new sailor boy from Karen's Doodles for my image, so that's my something new.  I used some SU buttons which I think I've had for 5 years as my something old.  My bashful blue and night of navy card stock is my something blue.  And I borrowed this jewelery tag punch out from Denise as my something borrowed!
Pollycraft monday...anything goes
OUr creative corner...buttons
Inspirational card sketches...sketch

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