Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog is a photo inspiration.  I have chosen a Saturated Canary image for this challenge - I just thought she was appropriate for the picture!!

Now, how I see it is the grayish brick and silver on the mirror is the gray background embossing is for the texture of the brick!  The wood is for the window frame on my image and the young girls hair.  The red in the gifts and the green is in the package and outfit!  

Now, head on over to Crafty Creations Challenge Blog and show us your interpretation and check out what the design team has come up with!  

We have a great sponsor this week!

Our Winner will choose 2 stamps of their choice from In 2 Stamps!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Christmas!

It's my turn again at Just Some Lines Challenge Blog!  I love it when I get to take "control"! I am happy to show you what I've created with 3 Birds in Winter.  This is the cutest image!  i decided to use my Fiskars punch that has the corner and the straight edge - I bought it on clearance and love it!  I fussy cut my image and glued it on the punched frame on top of another lavender mat!  The yellow bling is the negative from a die cut!  The die cut above is a Sizzix flourish (one of my fav's).  You really should hop on over to the store and check out all the images - Just Some Lines Store.

And....don't forget about the challenge going on right now!!  


Monday, November 28, 2011

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Yay, this week at Lollipop Challenges - we are challenging you to use "B" is for.....

I decided B is for Blue skies!  and I also decided to use some untraditional Christmas colors - pale blue and pink - love that color combo!  This week our ever so generous sponsor is Karber Images!  Isn't this too cute!  i love Millie and the Snowman!  you can find Karber images here at the Karber Stamps Store.

Now get on over to Lollipop Challenges Blog and check out what the team has come up with - and what does "B" stand for in your world!!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Big Thanks

This is one of my fav times of the year!  The weather is cool and crisp but not quite freezing!! I think there's a lot for all of us to be thankful for and this is the time of year we think about it!  I really believe we should think of it more often - well, this week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog we are challenging you to show us "Thankful or Thank You" on your projects!   I chose to use one of my fav stamps - Inky Impressions - they are so cute!  I used my nesties and some fall paper from my DCWV stack!  The leaves are from my cricut and the stamp is from Stampin Up-!  I do hope you'll go check out what the design team has come up with at Crafty Creations challenge blog and submit a project for the week!  We do have an uber awesome sponsor - this could be your lucky week!  Give it a whirl! 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Season's Greetings

I am in love with this Meljen's image!  I love the colors on this card!  The purple and lime greens!  Too cute!  I used my nestie to do the sentiment and the border for the bottom!  The mats are nesties also and the paper - DCWV - always the value! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011


When I saw this challenge at Christmas Card Challenge Blog = black and white - I thought ok - but then to make it christmas???  Well, I decided to combine this with another challenge from Paper Pretties with non-customary christmas colors!  So...I have this paper pretties stamp that I won some time ago - I hadn't used it - new rubber - yay me!!  Anyway, I used very little color - just her hair and a tint of blue on her dress - to make it look white (highlights).  I used some glimmer stamp pads to give the black paper some shimmer - I used the shimmer on the borderabilities also on the mat!  So so so happy with the outcome - I hope you enjoy this and I hope you go check out the challenge at Christmas Card Challenge Blog - remember it's

Black and White

You have one week to participate - come on - it's fun and very simple!  Let's make another Christmas Card and submit your project asap!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tic Tac Toe

Just Some Lines has a really fun challenge this week - let's play tic tac toe!!

Is that fun or what??  I think it was great fun - they didn't make it so difficult!!  I chose to use the diagonal - punch or die-cut , digi and glitter!!  I also used a ribbon and some embossing - man - I definitely could've done a black out if I was thinking!!! Oh wait - black out is bingo!!  Oops!  Anyway - you need to go check out Just Some Lines Challenge Blog's design team!  and while you're at it - check out all the wonderful images Jehanne has in the Just Some Lines store - there are plenty of freebies also!  Now - don't wait because as we all know - the fortnight will be over in 2 shakes of a lamb's tail!!!  Inside joke!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm grateful for you....

You know how I love using different folds - well this sidestep card is one of my favs!  This week at Sew Many Cards Challenge Blog  - it's use a step card!  Well, I chose side step and I chose to use girl feeding Jaden image which you can find at the store - Sew many Cards Store!  I aplit them up and put the girl on the "base" and Jaden on one of the steps along with a fence cut by my Cricut and some leaves also from my cricut!  The sentiment is from Digital Delights!  It's a fairly simple card but many facets!  Now, go on over and give this challenge a try - if you need the tutorial for the sidestep card - here it is - Splitcoast Tutorial - Side Step Card.  and head on over to Sew many Cards Challenge blog and check out what the design team has come up with and then - show us your step card!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reindeer Games Recycle

This week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog we have an awesome sponsor - our dear - Deena - She's offered up some of her Creative Need Stamps!  They are too fun!  I love the santa hat.  Our challenge this week is:
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!!

Well, I chose a bell I found (can't remember where) and the ribbon is from a gift last year from Bed Bath and Beyond!  Too fun!  i just bot this stamp at the dollar bin at Joanns!  I thought it was cute!  now doesn't Creative Need Stamps just awesome - you so need to check them out at the Etsy Store - Creative Need Stamps Etsy!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby it's cold outside!

Look at this little emo snowflake snuggled up in her hat and scarf!  I love the background!  It's perfect for this sentiment.  Now you can find this little emo in the store - Emo Snowflake.  

I used my nesties to make the mat under my image and used the "out of the box" technique to cut the image - you can find the tutorial here - Splitcoast Stampers Out of the Box .  This is one of my favs!  I hope you give it a try and I hope you like it!!  Other than - a simple post - but I'm happy - now go check out the images in Jehanne's store - they rock - like big time!!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas is sneaking up on us!!  I hope you're prepared.  I've gotta' do an inventory on my cards - been cranking them out - question is how many is that??  Well, this week at Christmas Card Challenge Blog is "Use a wreath or holly".  Sounds simple enough....I decided to turn to my cricut- I cut wreathes and holly to have them cut - I'm also cutting a bunch or leaves!  I decided to use a couple colors of green for the wreath and the circle underneath!  The Merry christmas tag is cut with my nesties.  She is so sparkly!  I wanted to make my Inky Impressions girl sparkly and glittery so I could use her in the Inky Impressions challenge Blog also!  I coordinated the design paper with the DCWV Christmas stack!  It's a really old stack - I can't believe i still have a bunch!!  Well, now show us what your wreath or holly looks like??  Are you going to use a diecut or a stamp or image??  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!  Now head on over to the Christmas Card Challenge Blog and check out the Design Teams projects and remember - you only have a week to submit yours!!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Brrr....Can you Warm me up?

Vellum....vellum....vellum...vellum  -- can you guess what our challenge at Sew Many Cards is this week??  Well, if you guessed vellum - you're right!  This week we want to see what you do with your vellum??  Don't have vellum - try using an alternative - may some white paper with some embossing??  I embossed my vellum with my cuttlebug - I used it as a background and I'm loving it!  I put navy blue paper behind the vellum - it's hard to tell - I tried pattern paper - no bueno!!  Anyway, I used some snowflakes and glitter and I'm loving it!  You so have to check out Sew Many Cards Store and see what they've got!  There are so many great images!  They are so sweet!

and check out our Freebie (or almost)
Head on over to the store and see what's free (or almost)

and....check out the Sew many Cards Challenge Blog to see what the team has conjured up!  You will want to get your mojo in high gear!!  Have fun and show us your vellum!!!

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Happy Birthday

Love this Pattie in her quads!  Well, we used to just call them skates - but now they are referred to as "quads"!   Our theme for Challenge #33 is BIRTHDAYS or THANKSGIVING.   I chose Birthdays!  I wanted a change of pace!  I did use fall colors but it's a birthday card!  You really should check out the team's creations at Pattie's Creation's Design Challenge Blog!  and then hop over to the etsy store and check out what you can win!!  and...if you're impatient (like I am) - you can buy some!!   Now, I know you want to play along!   The challenge starts now and ends Thursday, November 24th at 1PM CST (Central Standard Time).


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Have A Cool Holiday Season!

What an incredibly fun challenge - This week at Delightful challenges - USE SNOWFLAKES!!!
Sounds easy, eh?  Well, with the upcoming season I decided to cut like 30 or 40 snowflakes on my cricut!  I got a piece of white glitter paper and started cutting!  Well, I decided to use Carolling Petey and Polly.  Aren't they the cutest?? I also used the carolling accessories and one of the sentiments all from Digital Delights by Louby Lou!  You can check them out at Digital Delights by Louby Lou!  and go check out the Delightful Challenge Blog and see what our team has come up with!!  You will want to join in!!  Don't wait - it's only a week!  Show us some snow baby!!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy!

This is a card that I wish I never had to make but unfortunately - it's a part of life - so why not make it beautiful and meaningful!  I used this image from Hope Jacre!  Isn't this just lovely!!  I used my nestability on the mat and decided to use the colors from the challenge!

The challenge this week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog is Peanut Butter and jelly!  So, I decided to use the colors - I used Purple (grape jelly), Brown (peanut butter) and beige - the bread!  I guess you could make the image sandwiched which I kinda did!

I sure hope you join us at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog and check out our ever so awesome sponsor and her images at "Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps"

Now come join us and show us your PB'n'J!  By the way - my son ate PBnJ's for lunch for Kindergarten through 6th grade - EVERYDAY!!  LOL - too funny, eh??


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Indian Princess

Is she too precious or what??  I know I say that regularly - but she is!!  This was supposed to be a post a while ago - I didn't get it done! far as I'm concerned - it's too cute not to post!  This is the negative from a cricut frame!  i just love the negatives on these cuts!  I used my Pattie's Creations image for this card and I had some scraps of the glitter paper so I cut some corners with my Stampin up punch!!  That has to be my alltime fav punch!  I use it all the time - yes ALL the time!  Anyway, I colored her with my copics and inked the paper a little and that's it!  The sentiment is a sticker from DCWV Fall pack (from probably 3 years ago)!   I so hope you enjoy - thanks!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Thank You!

Let's do the Lollipop Challenge - Meljens is sponsoring us this week!!  I so love them and they are the cutest images!  This week at Lollipop Challenge is Thanksgiving/fall!  Well, I decided to use fall leaves and say thank you with this little mice in the jeans pocket! You really should go check them out at Meljen's :

I used fall colors - orange and greens!  this little images is too cute and I so can't remember where I got the ticket!  you can't tell but the DCWV fall paper has leaves on it!  Now head on over to Lollipop Challenge and check out what the team has come up with and then show us!!  That's right - show us what you got!!  We want to see you Thanksgiving or fall "stuff"!!