Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lazy Days

Too fun!  This week at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog we are challenging you to show us:

A Summer Scene

Well, I decided to use one of Kathy's images from Whimsy Stamps!  This is too fun!  A little bear in his canoe on a lazy summer day on the river!  I used my cricut to cut a sun, the sentiment and the waves!  Pretty simple but too fun!!

By the way - can you guess who our sponsor this week is:

So....come join in the fun at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog!!  You could win and Whimsy has the best STUFF!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


This is a fun challenge for me!  A recipe from Catch the Bug Challenge blog!  Well, here it is!

1 ribbon, 2 buttons, and 3 colors!

So I used 
 Dottie - Wonder Woman with blue ribbon, 2 red buttons and of course, - RED WHITE AND BLUE!
Are there any better combinations than that!  No!!  I don't think so!  I do hope you enjoy - just a quick post!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

just a note

This is a card for a friend that is fighting Breast Cancer!  I thought this was appropriate for her - I know it's not the customary pink!  But the biggest weapon, I've been told, is to keep fighting!  So, I used this Kenny K image from  And...I am sure they get tired of pink?!?!?  Anyway, I had a great time doing this card and hope you have a good time checking it out!!  Kenny K's Krafty Krew is having an "Anything Goes" challenge this week and this works!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Our theme at Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog for Challenge #51 is BIRTHDAYS and it's also 2 members of our DT's Birthday.

Let's wish a Happy Birthday to both Anne and Charlene!

Now, I have chosen to use one of Pattie's new fabulous images:

Isn't it just fabulous!  Hope you join us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Blog!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Crafty Creations Challenge Blog is at it again!!  Well, this week is:

GEMS AND TWINE is the theme of our challenge for you this week!  Let's embellish with those glimmering  gems and then tie up your creations in twine or fibers to offer up a perfect package!

Our Sponsor this week is SAN'S DESIGNS
Susanne is offering five digis to the winner AND if we have more than 50 participants 2 Digis will be offered to the runner up as well! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday

This is just a little reminder post for those of you popping in!  Just Some Lines Challenge Blog is having a challenge!  It's Layers!!  Notice my strip paper is a negative from a Spellbinders and I layered it on top of white where my image is printed my image Tea Party Time and underneath is another layer for the trim on the side and some brads and a flourish - Oh and my sentiment - Geez!!  Maybe I got a little carried away with layers.  Sometimes I just don't know when to stop - but I did finally!  So....pop on over to Just Some Lines Challenge Blog and check it out!  Join us!  and while you're at it - go check out Jehanne's store - Just Some Lines Stamps

Thursday, August 16, 2012


This week at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog - we are all about -

Fun in the Sun

So, let's see what you conjure up for fun in the sun.  I think it's all about just having fun during the summer - it's pretty hot during the summer here in Visalia - as a matter of fact, this last weekend was 110 degrees.  I don't know about you - but in my book - that's HOT!!  Anyway, I combined my cricut and my EK Success punch some blingy pearls in silver and orange ....and than my little Cooking Marci.  Now, go check out La-La-Land Crafts site and see what marvelous "stuff" they have and if you enter remember - you could win something!!
So...our ever so generous sponsor this week is:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

You leave a trail.....

Is this lamb from Crissy just too adorable??  This week she is sponsoring our challenge at Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge.  It's all about the layers!  Well, I'm not sure you can tell but I layered the lamb - the card base is pink, the paper is from MCG at Whimsy and I printed the lamb on the background paper so that the grass was there, then I printed the image two more times - once to color and put on the page, the flowers on popped up and then I put another layer with just the head and used liquid applique for the fuzzy head!  I thought the sentiment was perfect, and that's it - but lotsa simple layers without being too bulky!  I hope you like how it turned out!  Now, go check out what the team has conjured up for this challenge of:


Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

fun in the sun

This is a too fun card!  I made this card sometime ago and never used it on my blog!  So....when I saw the challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew - I said - Shazam! goes - hope you enjoy - I used a combination of stuff - the printed paper was subtle so I added my embossing pen for the yellow drinks, paper pieced the same paper but in green on my Bathing Beauty.  You will find her by clicking on the Bathing Beauty link.  I cut the swimsuits from a dp from Michaels that had different suits on it and that was it - a ribbon!  Hope you enjoy!

#1 Teacher

Well, I think we all know the challenge - this week it's all about back to school!  Yay - Mom's everywhere are celebrating right now!  It's time to send those kidos back to school!  I used Ruler Boy and Girl from Bugaboo images.  I used the PNG Ruler Boy and then cut and raised the girl image.  My sentiment is from Bugaboo also and cut with my Spellbinders along with a Sizzix flourish!  Hope you enjoy and hope your kids are back in the saddle and successful this year!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Great Outdoors!

It's all about the 

Great Outdoors
 This week at Saturated Canary Challenge Blog it's all about outdoors!  i love these 2 images - you can find them here at Saturated Canary Catalogue.
Go check them out - she had a sale this weekend so I bought a few - you really should follow her on facebook - she's always got something going on!!  Anyway, Thanks for popping in and hope you likey!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ahoy Matey

This week at Tiddly Inks Challenge blog - it's about using your favorite image!  i decided to use the pirate and go monochromatic and I paperpieced the hat and pants!  The gears are from my Spellbinders and Cuttlebug!  I so love how she came out!  Hope you enjoy her also -

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Layer it up!

Yup - It's that time again - It's time for another challenge at Just Some Lines Challenge Blog and yes - it's time to start those Christmas cards!  I need to make like 200 - I better get a move on!!  Well, this bi-weekly challenge is:

Layer It Up!

That's right - show us your layers!  I used "Big Hat Girl with Gift" and "Tower of Gifts".  You can't tell too well - but I printed 2 of everything - and matted the base and layerd her hat!  There's also some bling on the bow of the present she's holding and the hair pieces have little blings!  Now go check what the Design Team has conjured up and then show us your creations!  Have fun!!  Join in!!


Friday, August 10, 2012

No Card!

I will say - this was probably one of my fastest creations!  Sometimes I think - now what to make - 

 - that could mean anything but a card, right!  I have a bunch of these $1 "note" books from Target's $ 1 bin (btw - haven't been there in months - probably cause I got so much stuff from prior - LOL).  Anyway, back to the project - I actually colored this beautiful butterflly from Patties Creations Etsy Store some time ago and the swirl is from the sizzix die - i used the inside and not the negative - Ok - now I did cut the "notes" from my cricut - just for this project!

So.....I challenge you a little more - don't just make "no card" - how bout using some scraps??  I'll be watching for you and go check out what the team has come up with - Patties Creations Challenge Blog!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Monochromatic -

Man am I slow!  I was thinking I was the "spotlight" team at Lollipop Crafts this week!  Well, wrongo!  i was asleep at the wheel - good thing I wasn't really driving!!  Anyway, this week at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog - it's all about:


Simple, you say??  Well, sometimes not so much for me - but this time I went with my new "favorite" color.  Ok - believe it or no - I'm going to paint my spare room - not the guest room - the spare room the darkest of the oranges!  Yikes, eh?

Back to the challenge -
We have a new sponsor for you this week....MY HEART PIECES!
 Now, come join us and you could be the lucky winner of some images from My Heart Pieces!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Good Things

it's that time again!!  This week at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog we are all about the "fancy edges".  I decided to use both fancy and fun - Show us what you got and go check out what the team has come up with!  Here's the blog link - Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympic colors

Have you been watching the Olympics? 

As a celebration of the Olympics and the hope, inspiration, and jubilation it brings to so many people, Crafty Creations Challenger Blog is asking you to use the Olympic ring colors in your creations!   It can be any theme, but incorporate the colors, blue, black, red, yellow and green into your projects!

A DAY FOR DAISIES is our GOLD MEDAL sponsor this week!! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Strawberry and Blueberry!

Yes, that's what I said!  I have a friend that asked for some cards for a friend just diagnosed with cancer!  So, I had a few but didn't want them all to be about the cancer -- i just got this warrior from Kenny K's downloads and thought - she's a perfect battle warrior - because we all know it's about the battle!  So....we are supposed to use ice cream colors at Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge- So.....Strawberry and Blueberry!  I hope you like her - i think she'll do the job!! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Ok - it's time for a little Summer Scene!!  IT's A NEW CHALLENGE!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.   We have a new challenge for you this fortnight and it is BEACH, SAND and/or SURF theme.  So, just come up with a creation that fits this theme and share it with us.  You have until Thurs., August 9 at 11:59pm EST to come play along with us.

Remember, you don't have to use an image from JUST SOME LINES SHOP, but if you do, you will get 2 entries into our drawing for the winner instead of 1.   There are many FABULOUS beach, sand and/or surf images at JUST SOME LINES SHOP including some great NEW RELEASES, so hope you will go check those out!!

We have some fun inspiration from our DT again this time.  Hope you will pay a visit to their personal  blogs and show them some love.

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Reminder Post! It's all about Bugs and Animals!

Our theme for Challenge #49 at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Blog is 'ANIMALS OR INSECTS'.
It is Our Rule that you also include any Digital or Stamped Image on your creation! Stop on over to Pattie's ETSY Shop and have a look at her many images.

This is just a friendly reminder to get your projects in!!  Time is ticking away quickly!
The challenge start July 27th and ends Thursday, August 9th at 1PM CST (Central Standard Time).

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Well, Deana has been at it again!  I just love this lemonade pitcher along with the bowls of lemons!  i just had to do this!!  I cut the sentiment out of the cricut "just because cards" cartridge!  The challenge this week at Crafty Creations Challenge blog is "Summer Fun"! Lemonade is great on a hot summer's day and when things are sour!  make lemonade people!  I did cut A Creative Need image to insert the sentiment imbetween - I hope that works!  Check out the "A Creative Need" etsy shop!

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from my SHOP

 She's got some really cool images!  I'm sure you'll find something and like!  and Hey - they are our sponsor this week!  Go check their store out!  and join in the fun!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pretty in Pink!

It's a Hop!!

Lollipop Crafts is celebrating 2 years of challenge blogging!!!  Wow, doesn't feel like it's been 2 years, but it really has been according to the calendar!  Time surely flies by when you're having fun!!  We have a special treat for you in honor of our marking.  A BLOG HOP!!!   yep, filled with lots of surprises!  The blog hop runs from today until August 4th.  So if you don't have time to check out everyone today, you can come back tomorrow and finish the hop.

If you hopped onto my blog by chance, PLEASE head back to Lollipop Crafts blog and begin your celebrating there.  There's so much going on you don't want to miss out on fun and surprises.   You should have reached my blog from Cyndi's Blog

In addition to our celebration and blog hopping fun, we have a SPECIAL challenge just for this celebration too.  Hurry though, this challenge ends on the 4th at Midnight PST as well.  The challenge is CELEBRATION!!  Any celebration that is, birthday, anniversary, new baby, wedding and more!  Link up your celebration creations to InLinkz on the LC blog.

Here's what i've created for this CELEBRATION!

Wel, I decided to use this lovely image and greeting for my card today!  This little pirate sitting on a Spellbinders crown inked for fun and my image stamped with just a simple alphabet stamp and cut yet again with my spellbinders dies!  I do hope you can farm along with us and check out the other girl's creations!!  So.... get along with you and get to hopin!

Your next stop is Tammy's blog!

When you're done with the hop, make sure to stop by the LC blog again and say so.  Have Fun!!!