Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just for You

Well, when Japan had it's horrible weather, tsunami, earthquake, etc.  Sparkle Smith did her part by offering Rin at a special price and contribution to the cause!  Well, I'm definitely one to buy/do whatever is for a cause - I'd purchased a few of these images - whoever was helping out - count me in!  Now Sparkle has great rubber stamps - check her out here at Sparkle Creations.  Sparkle has great work and she's reasonable.  I'm trying to collect all her stamps!  Takes time - but I'm getting there!  Anyway, the challenge was this picture
Well, this is my version of the room!  I have used more muted colors but I used pinks, purple, blue, yellow and a tint of green with some white accents.  I hope you enjoy my card!  I enjoyed making it!  

A Quick Mom token!

 The challenge was to use an old Cart 3d style!  So, of course, you say cricut and 3d and I right away think Tags, Bag, etc  So, I used the popcorn box and cut a heart in the middle of the front.  I then attached a digi - Some Odd Girl and put Mom and a bow and Bam!  Another Mother's gift!  I love my Momma and love to shower her with "stuff"!!  So, here's to you Momma!

Throwback Thursday,
Some Odd Girl,
Fairy Tales
Crafty Anns
Pattie's Creations
Stampin with the Dragon
Aud Sentiments Challenge
Colour Create Challenge
Dutch Dare Challenge
Little Miss Muffett Challenge
The Rubber Cafe
Creative Card Crew
The Paper Shelter
Sisterhood of Crafters
Claudia and Co
There's Magic in the Air
2 Sister Challenge
Card Creations and More
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays

Read 'Em Cowboy!

Ok - question is - if you read my last post you'd know - I'm on a book mark quest!  I need a few for a friend!  This one is cute as can be - I'm going to send a few to my friend and I have a few others that keep asking me for them - they're simple - especially the way I make them!  I love making them and it's so much more fun than a piece of paper or dog earring a page!  This is a Meljen's image - and the challenge is from Meljens - Make a book marker - I hope you like it!  I do!

Meljens Design Team
One Stitch at a time

Let's Hit the Beach!

Ok - doesn't Karen's Doodles have some of the best digis around!  Well, I found an old DCWV Summer pack and thought - "the beach challenge!"  Yay me!  So, I added the phrase and some shells on this easel card!  A little Martha Stewart border and bam!  We're there - Well, it's getting late - so I better get a little more done before I hit the sack!  Thanks for popping in and hope you like my "let's hit the beach" card.  Just made plans with my bestie to make a trip to the coast to stay for the weekend just the two of us!  Hey - Valerie (she doesn't read my blog) - it's coming your way sweetie!  Man I love that girl!

Karen's Doodles Challenge
Paper Romance
Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Crafty Ann's Challenge 
 Art Impressions
DYSU Challenge
Little Miss Muffet Challenges
Sew Many Cards Challenge
Wags n Whiskers
Get Hippity with Ippity
Raise The Bar

Fun and Games!

Well, I guess not everyone thinks so - but I think it's FUN to read!  I thought I'd do another bookmarker.  Actually - I've promised 3 book markers to a friend/client and so I'm gonna' crank out a few - daughter wants another one!  I actually won a contest with hers!  It was a snoopy on a chopper.  She wants another one!  She saw my digis printed and picked her image - this time she's gonna' color it!  I'll post it when she's done it - she's pretty darn good for an 11 year old! Anyway, this is a Pollycraft image and I think it fits!  Reading is FUN!

Pollycraft Monday 
Crafty Anns
Meljens Design Team and Challenge
Karen's Doodles

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Star is Born!

This week the challenge over at Digi's With Attitude challenge Blog is to use a STAR!  That seems simple enough!  Well, I decided to use the Movie Star Tween and my cricut to cut some stars from my Create A Critter Cartridge.  Seems funny but I loved the stars on that cart!  I used my new cuttlebug labels (similar to the Spellbinders).  They have some great larger labels!  Anyway - I just love her - she's a new release this week along with the fortune teller - I just gotta have her!  Now go check out the Design Team and see what they've created!  It's just amazing I promise!  Just remember to highlight a star or someone who is a star in your life!  it's simple and you could win one of these fabulous images!  They are just a blast to play with!  No go on over here - Digi's With Attitude Challenge Blog.  Show us who your star is!

cards and things
Party Time Tuesdays
Ooh la la creations
There She Goes
Card Cupids
A Gem of a Challenge
Paper Crafting Journey
Sassy Studios Challenge
The ABC Challenge
Stampavie and More
Die Cuttin divas

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dance is the Song of the Body

I decided to try a twisted easel card - I'm not a square card girl unless the challenge calls for it - a girl of habit I guess!  So....I tried to adapt this easel and sketch to accomodate the Stamp Fairy Challenge - I'm thinking for a first try - not bad!  I'll definitely try a little different technique the next time!  I'm always up to learning new techniques - I have a dresser I'm working on for the right challenge!  It's so cute - and it was so simple - I'll figure out the right challenge for it ----stay tuned!

Stamp Fairy Challenge
Tuesday Morning Sketches
DP2 Challenge

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Springy Mom!

Ok - the challenge was from Fantabulous Cricut and Kenny Ks are the main ones!  I combined a shaped round card from Home Decor and added a word bubble from George and Kenny K digi and butterflies from Martha Stewart - I so like the way it came out - I so hope you like it!  I'll be sending out Mother's Day cards to friends/family!  I'm hoping to actually start an etsy shop  - my stockpile is ridiculous!  Help!  Anyway, I 'm having fun - I just need to get them out!!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Flaunt It Fridays
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz
Mojo Monday
Stampin Sisters
Sparkles Forum
Hambo Hoedown
Little Red Wagon
The Paper Shelter
Die Cuttin' Divas
The Stamping Boutique
Craft Your Passion
The Crazy Challenge
Get Hippity with Ippity
incy wincy designs
Card Cupid
Creative Cowgirls
I Did it Creations
Paper Sundaes
Hand Stamped Senitments Challenge

Just Some Lines Blog Hop! It's a Wedding!

Hello and welcome to our VERY FIRST HOP from JUST SOME LINES!!  Today we are introducing our BRAND NEW DT by showing off a wide array of wedding related images created by our owner and talented illustrator Jehanne.   You have the chance to win an individual image from each DT members blog or the GRAND PRIZE winner will win ALL 10 images!!

To play along, just follow the hop order and leave a comment on all the blogs you visit.  You do not need to leave a comment at the last stop, which is the JUST SOME LINES shop, but you must leave a comment on all the other 11 blogs you visit to have a chance at winning.

We also have a challenge that will be going on this week, April 27-May 4 along with the hop.  Our challenge is WEDDING theme and you may use any images you wish, but using a JUST SOME LINES image will give you 2 entries in our drawing for the random winner.

So, you should have started at  JUST SOME LINES BLOG, and should be coming from Jenn's place and from here you head over to Laura!  If you have popped in here and would like to participate in the whole blog - Just head over to Just Some Lines Blog to start at the begining.  Come on - let's get started and have some fun!  You could win some images - you have nothing to lose - let's play!

Juelmarie you are here
Laura and this is your next stop!
Your last stop will be Just Some Lines Bloghop!  We hope you enjoy the hop and see all the amazing creations that the DT members have made for you.

Here is my creation....

Women In History

Well the challenge over at Amber's Crafts and Stuff is to "Use a Digi"  Ok - I know you can do that - Our oober awesome sponsor this week is Digi's With Attitude.
You've just gotta check out their digis!  As a matter of fact, they have a freebie every month just to get you hooked.  They know you'll be hooked after the first digi!  So, come on, what are you waiting for ?- Digi's With Attitude is giving you a digi if you don't have one!  So there's absolutely no excuse for not playing along!  Now go check out Amber's Crafts and Stuff and see the major mojo going on with the Design Team - we know that'll get your juices pumpin' and then show us what you've got - you have until next Tuesday to get your project uploaded!  Just remember you could be wining some of DWA's digis and if nothing else- you got a freebie and another card!  Now give it a go - get on with ya!

Card Positioning
Amber's Crafts and Stuff

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A rustle in the wind..

This is a combo - again - This time I combined the cricut with a digi ribbons, label, etc. etc.  The digi is from Whoopsi Daisy.  Her digis are so incredibly reasonable and the details are awesome.  They come 4 to a page!  Go check them out!  Their challenge blog is in the hyper link below - it's "use a fairy".  They have so many - it will be hard to pick!   But, if you'd like to give them a try - they have a freebie right now - trust me - you'll be hooked in no time!  If you like cute - you'll love these !  I used my Cindy Loo cart for the mat!  Thanks so much for popping in!

Whoopsi Daisy challenge
Flaunt It Fridays
Paper Sundaes
Card Cupids
Everybody Art
Party time Tuesday

Monday, April 25, 2011

Shabby Chic Lollipop Challenge

Ok - you know how sometimes you think - well, glad that's done - or whatever -it's finished!  Well....this wasn't one of those times! The challenge is SHABBY CHIC/Vintage.   I so absolutely loved doing this card and loved the way it came out-  I'm a novice at doing shabby chic - sometimes I think it just looks like a mess!  Well, again, this isn't that time!  I love the digi This is our sponsor for the Week -
This is from our generous sponsor - Digi Scrap - You've got to get over to Lollipop Crafts Challenge and check out what the Design Team has done with the images from the Digi Scrap Site!  It's incredible the mojo these ladies just ooze it!  Well, on to my card I'm happy with my coloring - I love the layout - I love the flowers - I love the embossing ......can you tell I'm happy with this card?  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do - thanks so very much for popping by and leave a little love for the card I'm in love with!


Ain't No Sunshine..

This is gonna' be a quick post - it's getting late!  I thought I'd make this clean and simple card - actually used my new nesties - yes, that's right - I bought another set.  They're kinda long so I modified it by cutting it shorter for the base image and the mat!  It was simple and it made it useable for this size card/image!  I added the saying and some metal - brads and bling!  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  They've got an incredible assortment - cute, silly, sarcastic, you name it!  The challenge is rain at Catch the Bug challenge.  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday!  I so wanna win those Sparkle Creations stamps!  You should check them out at Sparkle's site - Sparkle Creations Stamps!  Go check them out!  They're rubber and her shipping is reasonable!  Anyway - as usual - thanks for popping in!

Sketch Saturday
Catch The Bug
Creative Inspiration
Paper Sundaes
Allsorts Challenge
Just us Girls
Twisted Sketches
Alphabet Challenge
Prairie Fairies
Fussy and Fancy Challenge
Just add Ink
Simply CreateStamp Insanity
Claudia and Company
Paper Playtime
House of Gilli

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I have two words - "MAN COLD"

Ok - have you seen the commercial where it says the medicine even works on the "man cold".  I think that is just hilarious.  The other day the hubby was sick and my daughter said - Mom - get him that medicine that works on the "man cold".  We both started busting up!  She is almost 12 years old and has the best sense of humor!  I love it - at least until she uses it on me - LOL!  Anyway - I combined the Meljens image "get well soon" - found here with the Phindy's image found here.  I thorght it was perfect all the way around.  Phindy's having a bloghop and their challenge is paper piecing - i'm not that great at it - but getting better!  The seat and ottoman are pieced!.  I do hope you like my card!  He will be great for the "man cold" victim!  And hey - go check out the bloghop at Phindy's Place Challenge Bloghop!

Phindy's Place Challenge
Meljen's Design Team and Challenge
Cheerful Stamp Pad
Creative Inspiration
I did it Creations
Sentimental Sundays
Fun with Shapes and More
Craft us Crazy
Delightful Challenge
Limelgiht Paper crafts
Paper Romance
Crafty Creations

A Bug in a .......

Well, this is a Digital Delights image that I thought I'd paper piece!  I may have overdone the piecing aspect of the card! Go check them out - they almost always have a freebie for you to test drive - here's their sight - Digital Delights.  It's going out today for one of the Easter cards - with a small denomination gift card for a niece!  I'm trying to be better about giving the cards out!  What do you all do with your stockpile of cards?  I'm thinking etsy - if anyone has experience at it - let me know - the good, the bad and the ugly!

Anyway- I colored him/her (not sure what the bug is) with my Copics (of which I'm waiting on a small shipment right now).  I used my nesties and tried to keep this one simple!  I think he's cute and hope you like him -- next time less paper on the piecing - Live and Learn!



Well, I just love these stamps- I've become such a digi girl but these rubber stamps from Sparkle Creations are the bomb!  The details are awesome!  I stamped and colored her.  I decided to sew the card!  Sparkle sews, I think, all her cards!  She's incredibly talented and when I saw she was the sponsor at Sketch Saturday - I ran and got out the stamps!  I just did her challenge also!  That one I used my Josh!  He's just too cool!  and that's what I put "cool"!  I would definitely suggest you check out Sparkle Smith's Store.  Hey - let me know what you think!  I'm sure you'll fall in love with them!  Fun Stuff!

Stamp Insanity
Saturday Sketch
Stamp Scrap and Doodle
Totally Gorjuss
Simply Create
Digi Doodles
Paper Romance
ABC Challenge
Freshly Brewed
Let's Ink It Up

Growing up!

Well, I just love this guy and haven't made one with him in a long time - It's a Bugaboo image and you just gotta love him and the sarcasm!  It's so true - somethings you just gotta do and others well...the sentiment says it all!  I went a little crazy with layers so I decided I just have to enter this into Karen's Doodles - I'll definitely do one of her images also!  But I had to with 7 layers!  The rest is just masculine, a sketch and some laughter!  Try these challenges - it's too fun!

Karen's Doodles - layers
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Catch the Bug 
Dude Time Doodles
Charisma Cardz
Meljens Design Team
Scrapmaster's Paradise
Stamptacular sunday
Creative Inspiration
Cheerful Stamp Pad
I did it Creations

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hope Happens!!

OK This is too funny!  I'm sure Shelly from Stampin Up didn't intend to have this sentiment used in this type of card!  I see it in a more uplifting way - but....I thought this was perfect for this digi from Kenny K's.   He's got just the funniest and sassiest digis - check them out here - Kenny K's Downloads.  They even have a freebie you can try every month!  So What are you waiting for???  I know exactly who I'm going to send this card to.....Anyway - thanks again for checking out my "stuff"!  and leave a little lovin in the comments!! 

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz
My Time Made Easy
Little Claire's Designs
Cardmadfairy's Designs
fun with shapes and more
Charisma Cardz
Paper Crafting
There's Magic in the air

Friday, April 22, 2011

He who has hope...

Ok - I'm still in my Craft Room!  My little one (and the only one left at home) is with her Grandma so I'm free to do as I please! I am, yet again....Well, my next challenge and "just do it card" is for Karen's Doodles!  You can find her digis here at Karen's Doodles.  She's got a great variety and lotsa fun stuff!  I just love 'em - check out the old man biker....and the babies upside down.....I could go on and on!!  Anyway- the challenge was lotsa layers so...I have 5 layers if you count the button, flowers, 4 mats, etc. etc.  Oh wait, that makes 6!  Well, let's see what you think - leave me a comment--it helps me coming back for more!  LOL!!

Karen's Doodles
Card Patterns
Fun with Shapes and More
Joyful Stamper
Polka Doodles
Aifactory Challenge
Crafty Purple Frog
Paper Romance
Crafty Creations

Caught a Bug?

Ok - Well, this week - I have a kinda "just do it" attitude!  I see a challenge - and I'm just doing it!  I try sometimes to think too much!  Trying to combine, yadda yadda! it's a couple of the "just do it" challenges.  This is the Pollycraft Monday!  It's a sketch and vintage!  I hope he's vintage enough?!?  I'm trying to make some more "male" cards!  I just seem to make the cutesy girl cards!  This is definitely a "male" card?!?!?  I have older clients which it seems are inevitably getting sick and I like to send them cards we go - the 3 things I need - "get well, male and sympathy cards!"  The next one i'll try to complete is sympathy!

Pollycraft Monday
Stamp Insanity
Meljens Design Team
The Paper Shelter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Crafty Cardmakers
Stamps R Us

Handmade Embellie!

Ok - I really wanted to play in Sparkle Smith's Challenge this week!  and of course, I can't make it easy on myself - I pick Josh image - it's easy to make flowers but what do you do for a boy's card!  Well, I chose to make a ticket that admits one COOL person in - I used eyelets as O's and cut out the ticket!  I hope this works Sparkle!  Thanks and great sale - check it out here - this weekend -!

Simply Create
Sparkles Challenge #39

Gomenasai! - Digi's With Attitude Challenge

Ok - translated - I'm sorry!  It's almost like she has her hankie up to her mouth to say apologetically "I'm sorry"!  Boy am I reading into this digi!  I decided to use the cricut!  The cuts are from Pagoda!  There's a surprise - they have the best Asian cuts - duh?!?!?   It's hard to tell unless you enlarge the photo - my background is glittery white paper!  Ok - now on to the challenge!  It's use something "Asian".  I used the tween Geisha Girl - she's available at Digi's With Attitude.  You've just gotta check out the images available!  There are just so many and they're all great!  There's even a freebie if you'd like to play along - give the images a "test drive" if you will!!  The challenge blog is Digi's With Attitude Challenge Blog .  You just have to pop on over there and check out what the design team has created!  If that doesn't get your mojo going - well, gosh - i don't know what will!  Now pop over - check them out and show us what you can do "Asian Style"!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

A picture can say it all!

I so love this digi from All That Scraps!  I used the butterfly on another challenge and this time I decided to use him and the little girl (forgot her name)!  Well, anyway - the challenge was to make a handmade flower so - I looked at the tutorials that they provided and chose to combine some punched flowers with the "lace sewn" flower!  I loved it - it was easy to do - I love when challenges make you learn new things - last time I learned how to make a watering can and I'm making them with treats for Easter for nieces and nephews!!  fun stuff!  I colored them with my copics (the usual culprits) some nesties for my mat and some K & Co paper!  Now hop on over to All That Scraps  and check out her fabulous stamps!  If you're into instant gratification - she has digis!  I'm all about the NOW!  Tee Hee!  Hope you enjoy and hope you get a new digi to play with!  Have fun!  I am!

Wednesdays Challenge

Tiddlyinks Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
AiFactory Challenge
Cute Card Thursday Challenge
Delightful Sketches
Crafty Creations
Flutterby Wednesdays
The Paper SHelter
Everybody Art
Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sparkle Creations

Best Friends Forever!

This was a quickie!  I realized I had to have a "sponsor spotlight post" and ran to the craftroom!  I already had him printed out so that saved time.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps are so fun and have the best variety of stamps! 
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.  Now here's what I came up with - didn't take long! 
I hope you enjoy my farmer dude!  I'm on a friends and get well kick!  So, go grab a digi from Robyn's Fetish and play with us at Lollipop Crafts!  There is a sketch there.  Don't wait - you have until Saturday night to enter and you could win some of Robyn's Yummy digis!  Now -- get going over to Lollipop Crafts and see the challenge and sketch!  Show me what you come up with!!!


Easter Hunt with a twist!

I decided to combine my Peachy Keen with my Cricut!  What a great pair they are!  The Peachy challenge is their anniversary - this is their 50th challenge!  What fun to participate - I used some metal brads - the flower with a center rhinestone and the eyelets on the base of the card!  I added a little flocking on his tail and ears and of course the peachy face - i made the flower with punches and a butterfly - pretty simple!  Hope you enjoy this card - i'll getting this out today!  I have 2 days left for them to be delivered!

Peachy Keen
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Do Not Put off till TOMORROW....

I made the card without knowing what to put as a sentiment and....after looking through my Stampin Up stamps - Bam!  It hit me - right between the eyes!  That song to "live like you were dieing" is my new motto!  I'm not letting life pass me by!  This is great because in the song it says "suddenly going fishin was not such an imposition".  This is perfect - this is a simple post!  I don't have Simply Charmed cart so I used the Celebrate with Flourish cart!  I love that cart!  Anyway, thanks for giving it a peek!

Flaunt It Friday Challenge
Meljens Design Team Challenge
Claudia And Co

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Think Spring

Are these the cutest guys ever or what?  I loved coloring this image and I think the sentiment fits!  I was going to use problems are possiblities in disguise - but that's going on another card!  I used my usual culprits!  The paper is actually valentines but it works (at least I think so)  I'm trying to use all my older paper/pads and especially scraps!  Sometimes I break into the new stuff!  I also added a Martha Stewart butterfly punch with some string pearls!  I am happy with the way it came out!  I hope you enjoy it!  Thanks Faith for another great digi - Go try the progressive challenge here at Delightful Inspiration

Oops - Forgot about her!

I can't believe I forgot to post this card!  It's for Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge and I forgot to post it - I was so tickled with myself and the stitching that I did and poof!  This must've been a night when I was cranking out the cards and went to bed at 2AM and outta sight outta mind!  Anyway - I am loving the stitching thing!  This is one of the stamps I won on a couple challenges ago!  I'm having so much fun with it!  I hope you like it!  Thanks for popping in!!


Free and Easy! And...use Ribbon and/or a Bow!

Ok - This is a challenge from my new Design Team at Amber's Crafts And Stuff.  The digi was a freebie from Whoopsi Daisy Digital Stamps.  You should check them out and submit an entry on both of these sites!  Go get your freebie from Whoopsi and enter it there and here - Just remember to used a ribbon/bow and make it free and easy!  Ironically, I cut the box out and the image was already printed - I thought - throw this stuff together - no stress - Free and Easy is what I'd call that!  i hope you enjoy!  I do like the way this box came out - it's almost like a pizza box I cut on my cricut with my Tags, Boxes, etc.  Unfortunately - this cart is discontinued but what a great cart!

 Whoopsi Daisy
Amber's Crafts and Stuff
Creative Stamp Challenge
Lexi's Creations challenge
Pink Paper Paradise
Jitterbuggin' Challenge
Pals Paper Arts Challenge
Crafts and Me Challenges
Freshly Brewed Designs Challenges
The Paper Variety
Dutch Dare Card Challenges
Ladybug Challenge
Card Cupids Blog
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge
Cooking it up With Katie

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spread Your Wings

This is my "stitching it up" for Tiddlyinks!  I'm really enjoying the sewing of the cards!  I used to sew a lot but haven't for quite some time!  My 25 year old sewing machine died some time ago! just didn't seem too important!  I borrowed a machine from my buddy and have enjoyed having it!  I used lotsa layers and nesties, punches, handmade flowers imagine!

Tiddlyinks Challenge
Come and Get it Challenges
By the Cute and Girly Challenge
Critter Sketch Challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenge
Paper Cupcakes
Cardmadfairy challenge
Frosted Design Challenge
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It
Stamping Vacation
Craft Us Crazy
Paper Romance

Easter - Geisha Style!

This is another digi from one of the Japan Relief fund raisers from Pixie Dust Studio - you can check out their digis here - Pixie Dust Studio.  Go check it out - it's fun to color and it's a great cause!  You may find some others you'd like!  I decided to use a few challenges to combine - I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch - there's still one more I want -'s like I'm possessed and need everything!  Oh well, it's fun collecting!

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge
Charisma Cardz Challenge
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sparkles Forum challenge

Easter Blessings!

This is my first week designing for Just Some Lines!  You have to admit - her digis are just incredible!  I decided to make this a combination of her image with some Nestabilities and my love - the Cricut!  It was an obsession long before I started making cards!  You so need to go check out the store at Just Some Lines.  There are even some freebies to get you hooked!  And....we know you'll be hooked - it's hard not to be!  Now get on over there and check them out!  You're just going to love 'em!  Then - come back here and let me know what you think!  and join me! 

Paper Works challenge,
Just Some Lines Challenge Blog
Catch the Bug Challenge
Pink Gem Challenge Blog
Patties Creations challenge
Stampin Sisters In Christ challenge
Blog a Doodle

Monday, April 18, 2011


Ok - I love vintage - I'm not very good at it - I'm trying - I was going to add some lace - but it got a little busy - I just bought a bunch - next one will have sewing and lace, maybe some distressing - I'm getting there!  Thanks for popping in - gotta hit the sack - it's midnight in Central California - I've gotta hit work hard tomorrow - Take care and thanks - any suggestions for me - leave them in the comments - always open to new ideas!

for a Girl

 I'm just hooked on the Whoopsi Daisy images!  They are just adorable!  Funny thing - one of my favorite type of photos is from the back!  When the children are little and holding hands walking - LOVE IT!  So..i love this image and loved the outcome!  I used a random sentiment that I made into a tag/embellie!  Good old CropODile!  The flowers are from the dollar store!  Fun Stuff!  If you are interested - you'll find the images here - Whoopsi Daisy Stamps.  By the way - this is a freebie this week - so no reason not go get other there and test drive them!!


Craft Your Passion challenge -
Stamp Fairy Challenge
House of Gilli 
Whoopsi Daisy challenge
Mojo Monday
Crazy Challenge
Bling It On
By The Cute and Girly
Get Funky!

Lollipop - Spring!

Well, It's that time again - LOLLIPOP Time!  The new challenge this week is # 35 - a sketch
Is this a great sketch or what??  It's simple enough that the ideas are endless!  It's fun to elaborate and make it your own!  I always take a little twist on the sketch!  Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish.

  My little bunny boy is from her store!  He's just too cute!  I combined some Nesties (scraps again) and other scraps from my bin to make this card!  Go to Lollipop Challenge and check out the mojo going on from the Design Team!  Wow, do I work with some amazing women!  Now, don't forget you have until Saturday night to get your project linked up!  Also - go check out the store at Robyns Fetsh Digital Stamps .  You will just love what she has! 


Happy Birthday Rio!

So fun!  I just love Simply Betty Stamps - Rio is one of the cutest - I decided to make her holding a rose on a box with lips!  Too funny, eh?  I cut the box on my cricut and tied a bow -- I'm all about using what I have this month - I had a rose embellie I bot a long time ago and never seemed to use it - but as I was rummaging - I thought - Lightbulb (that's my idea going off over my head).  Anyway - I hope you like her - I do!

Simply Betty challenges
Dutch Dare Challenge
Lexi's Creations
Stamp with Fun

Just Splashing by to say Hi!

2 Sisters Challenge Blog 
 Cute Card Thursday Challenge
Stamp Fairy Challenge
Stamp Something Challenge
Totally Gorjuss
Magical Monday Challenge
Paper Playtime Challenge
There She Goes challenge
Crazy Challenge
Creative Cowgirls
Paperworks Company Challenge
Freshly Brewed Challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenge
Send a Smile 4 Kids

Hippity Hop Hippity Hop!

Ok - my Cricut Imagine has been very lonely!  I've decided - I need to use it at least once a week!  So...I actually decided to participate in a couple of challenges with it!  My first card is the Cricut Imagination challenge - Easter!  It's pretty cool how simple it is to use - Now, I have the new Cricut Studio on line - I've downloaded it - I just need to get acquainted with it!  I'm a Design Studio Girl - I have the Gypsy I bot from a friend - I've yet to even turn it on!  Oh well!!  I'm such a creature of habit!  Anyway - I used the Nursery Tails and Freshly Picked for the sign!  Fun stuff!
Creative Critterz Imaginations Challenge
Blog a Doodle Challenge
Creative Stamp Challenge
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
Heart 2 Heart Challenge
House Mouse Challenge
Lawnscaping Challenge
Ooh La La challenge
Woodware Challenge

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Again - Happy Easter - Buggy Style!

Well, this is so many things - CUTE is the word to describe it!  I used a bunch of leftover scraps!  Remember that's my new QUEST!  Using scraps!  Obviously - we can't always but whenever possible!  This is all scraps - no new sheets pulled - YAY me!  The little Bugaboo digi is too cute- I actually think it was a freebie last week!  I buy so many - they give so many - it's hard to keep track - go check them out!!  There's still time to play in their challenge and they have a freebie every Friday!

Sketch Saturday, 
Catch The Bug challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
Creatalicious Challenge
Basic Grey Challenge
Easy Crafting Challenge
Little Claire's Challenge
 Sparkles Forum
Paper Sundaes Challenge
Crazy Challenge
Sentimental Sunday
{Cupcake Inspirations}
DYSU #15 Challenge
Care Cupids Blog 
The Crafty Pad Challenge 
Dream Valley Challenge 
IDid It Creations Challenge 
Quirky Crafts Challenge 

This is Now - Spring Break!

There's something about an easy chair!  I'm not a big fan but do you know a man who isn't?!?!?  Especially with a cold drink - brewsky or otherwise!  This is a man's idea of Spring Break!  I made the card simple - You noticed - No designer paper - I thought it was gonna be hard to leave out the dp - but no problem!   Most men can appreciate talent but in cards - simple is the answer!  So..that it is!

Challenges -
Phindy's Challenge Blog
Cards for Men Challenge
Totally Gorjuss
Claudia & Co
Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamp Challenge

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Celebrate - Cricut Style!

What fun!  I do love my Cricut!  I used some Fiskars punched grass and a couple Martha Stewart butterflies but primarily - Cricut - eggs from Celebrate with Flouris hand cow is from Create a Critter.  Tacky Tuesday was "the cow", The egg from BBTB2, and the egg from Celebrate with Flourish!(use a lite cartridge).  The Moovelous stamp is from My Pink Stamper punnylicious!  She's the best - gotta get me some more of those sayings! 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge, Tacky Tuesday Challenge, 
Throwback Thursday, DYSU #15 Challenge

Happy Birthday! Gomensai!

Gomensai - Happy Birthday!  Too cute- this is one of the "Help Japan" fund raiser!  I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!  The package has some great digis!  It's fun to do your part!  It's like you are helping and yet you receive also!  I thought I'd use the "recipe" challenge!  2 DP, bow and 3 colors!  Well, I went basic - black, white and red!  I added some stickon bling and a few nesties, etc etc.  I do hope you like my card!  I have a friend that loves asian - this will be perfect for her bday coming up!  Thanks for happening by!

Meljens Design Team Challenge Blog, Kaboodles Doodles Challenge, Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, , Ladybug Crafts Challenge, Crafty calendar, Just us Girls Challenge, Little Claire's Challenge, Cute Card Thursday

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Easter!

Is this the cutest little sketch or what??  I am still on my mission to use scraps!  Well, Tuesday night was "Stampin Up Party Night" so our club gets together and I always have a project - this month I used 12x12 sheets to do a "2-5-7-10 box" from SplitCoast so I had plenty of "scraps"!  Darn - I was doing so well - well....I'm back on the crusade.  I used 2 different design papers, 3 colors and a bow!    This is one of the cutest Pollycraft images!  You can check them out here - Pollycraft .  I think they're cute as can be!  Well, this is my card!  I'm happy with it and I hope you are as well!!

Pixie Dust Challenge, Pollycraft Challenge, Critter Sketch Challenge Blog, Digital Tuesday Challenge, Happy Monday Challenge, a Day for Daisies, Digi Doodles Shop Challenge, Meljen's Design Team Challenge Blog

A Watering Can?!?!

I hope it's okay - I just used the little butterfly off of the image!  I blew him up a little!  I love the watering can template!  Too fun!  I put some chocolate and flowers in the can and it was filled!  I plan on making a few of these - I think they'd make great namecards like for a Dinner!  Too fun!!  I also have a baby shower I'm helping with - wouldn't that be cute!  Anyway- the challenge is Wednesdays Challenge and you're supposed to use a watering can!  Sometimes I use a cut or a digi but the template was oh so tempting!  
Wednesdays Challenge

A Beary Basket

Stamp Fairy had an Easter challenge using a basket.  I decided to cut a basket from my cricut and put my little bear in the basket!  I added some stringed pearls and 2 glittery butterflies and of course a sketch!  Fun!  I do like how this little guy came out!