Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have a Great Holiday! Christmas Card Challenge #35

Ok it's that time again - it's the new challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges #35.  It's a sketch challenge this week:
and I decided to use my Sassy Studios image for this challenge - besides they are doing Christmas in July - boy are we at the end of July or what- You can find my image here at Sassy Studio Designs .

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Way Cool!!

Bitten by the Bug 2 has a really fun challenge - in fact, this is also what I brought to our stamping group!  They like when we do something other than stamping also!  I didn't bring the umbrellas though - why not , I don't know!  Just didn't!  Anyway, I think it was a really fun challenge - I used my Create a critter - one of my all time favs!

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Friday, July 29, 2011


Kenny K's have a fun challenge - make a pocket card!  Well, I actually cut this on the old faithful - Tags, Boxes, etc.  The cart is not available anymore!  I love it - The inside has a card to either attach a gift card or write something -  I used the negative from a nestie cut - love to do that  -  even though I probably could never use all my paper - I hate to waste - anyway - here's what the inside looks like! --

I normally do gift cards - it's so much easier than buying something someone is not gonna' want!  What a waste that is!

Anyway, I liked this challenge - it was fun - Thanks over there at Kenny K's for keeping it fresh and oh - if you'd like my rockin chick - you can find her at Kenny K's downloads

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Season's Greetings

Pollycraft is doing Christmas - Christmas in July!  Well, I have gotten so many cards done for Christmas this month - like 25 I believe!  Yay me!  I'm going to try to keep it up - I wanted to use what I had printed already in my stash -'s Christmas under the sea - LOL!  This is the cutest little mermaid and thought - Why not!?!?  Now go check out the images at Shop Pollycraft and check out the challenge - but remember the title - Pollycraft Monday and you only have 'til sunday to get in!!

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Santa called...

Eric on his Sleigh is way too cute!  I found this sentiment and thought- PERFECT!  Well, this week at Sew Many Cards Challenge is "Anything Goes"!  You can get Eric at Sew Many Cards.  But first, go check out the mojo going on at the Challenge website!  The girls are in the house!  Don't forget to grab the freebie for this week:

Isn't he too cute!  I was going to make a card with him for today - "didn't happen" - boo hoo!  But come back tomorrow and check it out!  Anyway, go give it a try - you could win!!  Either way - grab your freebie and give it a try and I know you'll be hooked - I am!!  Good luck and have fun - show us what you have and remember - Anything Goes!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vintage Birthday

I just love tags - I decided to make this one "busy" - I added everything but the kitchen sink!  It's got butterflies, bows, rhinestones, texture, and punches!  This young lady is from Tiddly Inks Store and the tag is for the Tiddly Inks Challenge - Tag it!  Give it a go - you have a couple days left to try - it's fun and easy!

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happy holidays

Last minute -I decided to make this "easel card" for the challenge at Stamp Fairy Challenge
I love their images - I've been buying more of the kids they make also!  I love the critters but love the kids also!  I am on a quest for some more "male" images!  Oh, you can get this and many more images from Stamp  So,....let's hope I win so I can get some boys!, eh??  Anyway - a very simple card but I do like it!  I love the blingy simplicity!  Do those words go together??  Well, they do now on my blog!  


Dog Days of Summer

 What better way to cool off during those dog days of summer but - my favorite - WATERMELON!  This is Lilli the Skunk sitting on her watermelon with flowers surrounding her!  She's holding a little butterfly - all the icons of summer!  Too fun!  Too cute!  This week our challenge at Delight Challenges is "DOG DAYS OF SUMMER"  This is what I think of during the summer!  show us what you think of!! Now first of all, go check out what the design team has come up with and while you're there don't forget to grab the freebie of the week!  You have one week to come up with a project!  Now off with you and grab that freebie and show us your idea of "Dog days of summer"!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Kind Word

I just the subtle colors in this card - I thought I'd jump in on the Meljens Design Team Challenge last minute - I've just been crazy busy - I want to enter them all! it is - go check out their images - Whimsy Stamps.  They have an incredible assortment and every Monday they give away a freebie!

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Dream Big

It's that time again - time for another Simply Betty Sketch challenge  This time she's using the sketch from Graphicat Sketches Challenges .  The image I used you can get over at Simpy Betty's stamp store!
I just love what she does with her images - they are so detailed yet too fun to color!  I love the sketch from Graphicat - I've not done their challenge before - I'm always up for something new!  I used my coordinating paper and a ticket - some MS butterflies!  Fairly simple but fun!!!  Thanks for keeping it Fresh!!!!


Merry Christmas Box!

Too fun!  and Yes, I do realize I'm on a box kick!  This is one I started a while ago - The challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge  is Christmas in July!  We almost didn't make it!  Christmas is almost up - Wow what fun it has been doing all these Christmas cards!  I'm fairly new at blogging - I started last October so didn't do the summer thingy!  Now head over to Crafty Creations and check out the Design Team - they've got it rockin' on!  Now on to the details of my card -  It's MS punch around the page with my Sassy Cheryl's image and some DCWV paper and chipboard.  The lace is around the bottom of the box - the ribbon around my gingerbread chipboard!  Loving it!  I hope you like it - it'll be a gift box - question is - will is end up with cards in it or a gift of some sort!?!?!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just Because

Ok now - you have to admit - it's been a while since I've done a box!'s a box and of course, in case you haven't done one before - here's the tutorial from my fav - Beate Johns - Splitcoast Stampers 2-5-7-10 Box.  This is one of Just Some Lines  images (use the hyperlink to check them out!).  I just love what Jehanne is coming out with - It's like constantly she has something new - the variety grows daily!!  Anyway - go check her out and try out my box - it's too fun - simple and this one is going to be to give some costume jewelry that I've purchased - I buy in bulk at charity functions - stock pile baby - and it's for a "cause"!  Yay me!  Anyway - Go check out the store and see what they have - you'll even find some freebies to get you started!!!  


Alert the Fire Department

This is the sentiment inside the card:

Ok - it's one of my besties bday - well, it was last weekend and here's the card I made for her!  She loved it of course!  Anyway - I used my Bugaboo Stella with the recipe from Stampin with the Dragon!  Check them both out on the hyperlink below!  Needless to say, they didn't use the whole # of candles on her cake - #1 it was an icecream cake and #2 they might've had to call the fire deparment --LOL!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

All in with God!

 I just love this saying and this image from Paper Pretties .  Aren't they just too cute and the saying is awesome!  I decided to make my dog something than the ordinary color!  Green!!  why not!??  Anyway - the challenge this week at Paper Pretties is "EMBOSSING".  Simple enough?!!?  I decided to use my cuttle bug and make swirls like waves the the flourish is the rays from the sun (what an imagination, eh)  any way - hope you lie - incredibly simple - but sometimes simple is how my brain operates - LOL!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011


This week the challenge at Tiddlyinks was "inspired by a nature movie".  I looked at the images I had and thought - one of my favorite little guys - Feivel - from American Tale - the first movie - the second movie is when "Feivel Goes West".
I think she is incredibly cute and the sentiment from my Old West cartridge is too cute - the boot is from Just Because Cards!  I thought I'd keep the negative from a nestie and a sizzix flourish - really simple.  The sketch is from The Ribbon Reel challenge #6.  The image is a Tiddlyinks image and you just gotta take a look - she's always coming up with new great images! 



Just a quickie post today - Got so much to do and throw in a birthday party???  Anyway - I thought I'd join in on Sparkles "favorite" challenge.  This is my fav stamp and also my first I ordered from sparkle!  You can find her great stamps at Sparkle Smith Rubber Stamps.  Her challenge is Sparkle Creations Challenge.  You really ought to check her out and she's so generous to sponsor Card Patterns.  So I decided to do both!

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Melt ....

Well, a cricut card my cricut!  I love my Design Studio - started playing with the Craft Room this weekend and went right back to my DS- what a creature of habit!  I decided to do a step card - I used my Just because cards cart!  Well, simple but I am happy with the turn out!  It's so hot these days - I think everyone is melting!  LOL!!

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Wishing you Joy

Christmas is coming - well, not too soon - but it is coming!  Christmas Card Challenge this week is ......PLAID!  That seems simple enough, eh??  Well, I have been wanting to use one of Dustin Pike's images and thought the Plaid theme was perfect for this!  I used my Cricut "Stretch your Imagination for the holly and Nestie for the sentiment!  You really need to go check out the Design Teams projects - they are awesome!  They will give you some ideas if you're stuck and if you're not - it's cool - fun to see what other designers do!  Now - get some plaid out and make a project!  Christmas will be here before you know it!  You have one week to submit- So off with you!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just Because

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge was Sparkle and Shine - I had colored the image a few weeks ago and hadn't used it - I thought -It's perfect!  I cuttlebugged the mat - used the sketch from Crafty Hos Challenge
The image I used is from Whoopsi Daisy and you can get them at the store - Whoopsi Daisy.  She always has a freebie - so there's no reason to not give it a go!  Have Fun!  Oh - her digis are so reasonably priced - you'll just flip!!


Meet me!

This is another Christmas cards - I'm not sure why I'm doing so many - except I don't wanna' be caught having to do 100 in December trying to get them out!!  So.....I decided to make my "shape card" challenge from Karen's Doodles Challenge in the shape of an igloo with my little elephant walking with her mistletoe above her head and the sentiment say "meet me under the mistletoe".  Too cute, eh?  You can get the digi from Karen's Doodles.  she's got so many really cute images - go check it out!!  



The challenge at Sew Many Cards this week is "Cookies"
It's funny how we all interpret challenges - my first thought was - a little bag of cookies as a gift!  I used the little Miki the baker monkey!  Is he way too cute!?!?  I fussy cut him out and put the yummy oatmeal and dried cherries cookies my daughter and I made - As a matter of fact, I already gave these to an older lady client of mine - she was tickled pink to get them!! us what you could do with your "cookie" challenge - and don't forget there's a freebie at the website -
So head on over to Sew Many Challenges and see what the design team has conjured up and go check out the freebie at Sew Many Cards 


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spoiled Rotten

 The challenge at Simply Betty was make a mini album - Well, i thought - why not - but I noticed it kinda' late - so....I only have one day - well, I pounded it out tonight - I knew exactly what I wanted in there - unfortunately I buy mostly digis - so sadly - it will be difficult for me to buy too many more because she's going mostly rubber!'s cool - we all do what we gotta' do!  But...I had fun with this one!  My 12 year old helped me pick out "stuff!".  It's 4 pages - chipboard - so back and front - that's 8 pages - 5 for pictures and 3 for "stuff"!  I used 2 Simply Betty images - and fun fun fun!
These are a couple of the inside pages - These will be for pictures and I'm not showing them all because they're similar and the post would be too long!  Anyway, thanks for the great challenge!!


Christmas In July

New challenge at Delightful Challenges
As you can see --- It's Christmas In July!  I thought I'd go with the real reason for the season - I used Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus - simple enough, eh?  You can find all three of these images at the Digital Delights Store.  They have the best images - reasonable and what a blast to color!  My project is really simple -

The box that I made is called an A2 box and of course, it can be found along with many others at - 
Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial
I covered the sides with tuquoise lace - I wasn't sure how well the lace would stay so I glued it and put a couple of brads on the side to hold it - I went through the top itself!  Now - I would strongly suggest you pop over to the Delightful Challenge and check out what the team has come up with - I don't know about you -- but I've gotten some ideas I'm going to use!  Then get started - you know you want to - get those Christmas cards started!  You'll be seeing at least 2 a week over here!  I'm not gonna' kill myself doing it again last minute (like last year and the year before, etc etc).  Now off with you!  and have fun and enter - you could be our lucky winner!!

Oh - don't forget the freebie!  That'll help you get started ,eh?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

i love moo!!!

This week over at Amber's Crafts and Stuff the challenge is "SWIRLS AND CIRCLES".  Well, I chose to use SWIRLs!  I love my sizzix die for swirls/flourishes!  We also are luck enough to have a sponsor this week!  Yay us!  Limited Runs is our uber generous sponsor this week!  She is offering 3 images as a prize!  You just gotta give it a go! 

Now get over to Amber's Crafts and Stuff 
Check out the talent of the design team and show us what you like for CIRCLES AND SWIRLS!

I'm seeing Double!

Crafty Creations is at it again!!  What a fun challenge - double images!  I decided to use double crosses from Hope Jacre  images available through Stitchy Bear Stamps.  This cross says "deepest sympathy" and I've been wanting to stockpile some "sympathy" cards so I thought this was perfect!  Just use double images - it's easy - Give it a go and show us what you double up!  Go check out the design team submissions - Crafty Creations.  You will definitely jump start your mojo!  I do hope you like mine - I love the pastels I used!  It's simple - but I do like simple a lot!  Now off to find another challenge - but get off with you - you only have one week and you don't wanna' miss out on a chance to win some of Hope's images!  


Monday, July 18, 2011


Beauty is a funny thing!  and it means something different to everyone!  I saw the challenge for the Cricut bird cage and the butterfly challenge for Tickled Pink Stamps challenges.  So, I thought I'd combine challenges along with a unique fold!  Simple but fun.  The second photo below shows the inside of the card - it's an adorable stamp from Stampin Up and a Beauty digi. 


Design Team Call - Howdy

Well, I absolutely love "The Pink Stamper" and she's holding a design team call - I'd so love to play along on her blog!  The challenge is to use Orange (my background and My boy's hair), Turquoise (the pants, bandana and horshoe), green (my boy's shirt) and brown - well, lotsa brown!  I used the Paper Doll Dress up - that is one of my all time favs! oh and the Howdy is from Old West!  I love my cricut - I still have a bug and an Imagine!  I used my Peachy Keen stamps for their faces and inked up a little to give depth and that's it!  Win or lose - I enjoyed making this book  - oh yea, by the way - it's a journal type book with a blue rubber band type closure!  Thanks for popping in and leave a little lovin'!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cow I've Missed You!

Well, who doesn't love a "cowgirl"??   I just love this stamp from Inky Impressions!  You can purchase it at their store - Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps.  The challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenges is "distress it"!  I distressed my mat, the image cardstock and the tag/sentiment!  I do like the way it cam out - love love love the colors!  Too cute!  I'm happy with this card!  but how could you not be - the stamps are to die for!! 



Well, we have a wonderful sponsor this week for Christmas Card Challenges - it's Paper Makeup Stamps.

You have to admit - this fairy is beautiful!  I so enjoyed working with this image!  I used my circle cutter from Creative memories along with my Spellbinders and Stampin up punches, and sizzix die for the flourish!  Loving this card!  Sorry - on to the challenge - it's "FAITH".  I love this Stampin Up saying - when you first glance you think it's see it to believe it but - READ AGAIN!  You must have FAITH to see things!  Well, now on to the challenge - head over to the Challenge Blog and check out the awesome projects the design team has come up with - WOW!!  WOW!!  Now, we'd like to see what you do - show us what FAITH means to you!


Boy am I on a Christmas Card roll!!  The challenge at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps  is "Christmas in July"!  There's a lot of that going on!!  I'm up to about 20 cards - I need over 100 so - it's a small dent but the middle of July - so I'm good!!  Go check out Sparkles blog - she's got the best rubber stamps - deeply etched - I'm enjoying them and....she's got a great sale this month!!  I'm going to get a couple more before the month's over!  Her shipping is reasonable also!!  


Sweet Birthday Wishes

Wednesday's Challenge this week - "Side Step Card!"  Well, I'm loving them - yet I still have to look at the measurements - oh - here's the tutorial - Splitcoast Stampers Side Step Card.  Now - you can find this awesome image at All That Scraps.  The stamps are from Inkadinkadoo.  The stickers from DCWV pack (old stash) and the paper - recollections!  I punched a couple of MS Butterflies - simple but love how it came out - working on doing red hair - I have a ways to go yet!


Saturday, July 16, 2011


Well, it's Challenge time for my team over at Just Some Lines: Challenge.  Pretty simple this time - "EASEL CARD"!  Well, the first time I made one I thought - wow - that's simple - but love love love the look!  It's always fun to do something different!  Anyway - I thought I'd make mine monochromatic.  I used Emo Pipper Sitter on the bench - both from the Just Some Lines Collection.  There are so many to chose from and she's doing just the best images - she's adding constantly - if you haven't been there in some time - go check 'em out!   Also - go check out the Design Team's projects at Just Some Lines: Challenge.  That'll get your mojo going and who knows - maybe you'll be the lucky winner!


Happy Beary Holidays!

Well, when I saw the challenge at Stamp Fairy (last night) , I had to take it on!!  I love a true challenge - TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE~!  Well, I found this tent topper card I'd never tried - btw - here's the tutorial Splitcoast Tutorial.  Anyway, It's incredibly simple and I do like the way it came out!  I used my Nesties (duh???) and my cuttlebug labels - love 'em also~!  Anyway - this little bear is from Stamp Fairy .  She's got really great images!  and the challenge is over at Stamp Fairy Challenge.  But ya' gotta' hurry - it's only 1 days left!  I was outta town and didn't get the challenge 'til last night!!  


Friday, July 15, 2011

Kenny K's Bloghop

Just you and Me kid!  Love the sentiment - it's from a Recollection package along with my fun Kenny K image - is she just the sexiest or what??  You can find her at Kenny K Downloads.  They have such a great assortment and love their faces - the detail is incredible!  Anyway, I did the bloghop and thought I'd go ahead and submit an entry!  I haven't done a Kenny K challenge in a few weeks!  Been incredibly busy and out of town, family, etc etc.  Anyway - go check out the blog hop at Kenny K's Kraft Girlz.  It's awesome and you could win something - that is if I don't take the grand prize - LOL!!

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