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Monday, February 28, 2011

CANDY WINNERS!!

I have drawn my CANDY WINNERS using RANDOM.ORG in fairness to everyone who entered.  Please e-mail me at danmoose@aol.com if your name is one of those on the list.  The list will remain until I hear from the winners so that you can find your number and make sure it was you who won.  Thanks so much and even if you did not win, NO WORRIES, NEW CANDY arriving soon....

In addition, I have 4 children and sometimes it takes me some time to mail out your candy.  I have never disappointed anyone yet, so rest assured you will receive it.  My goal is to have everything sent out by the end of the week, but I can't promise 100%.  I will e-mail you once the candy has been put in the mail!


Valentine's Candy Winner

#104 Brises

President's Day

#193 Froggy

BONUS winners:

#239 Pink Sandra

#27 Lynne in NI

#130 Jodi S.

#208 Sieta

My 800th follower - Patty Chalas

Congrats to all the winners, thanks so much for following me and stay tuned...  HUGS:)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY - LET'S GET ALL CUTE!

It's not hard to GET ALL CUTE with WHOOPSI DAISY challenge because ALL the images at the WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP are adorable!!  Don't believe me, go check them out!!  Also, Linnie is offering a SPECIAL SALE in the shop for 1 WEEK, so go on over and check it out!!

Although our challenge does not require a WHOOPSI DAISY image, we ALWAYS love to see one, so if you have one or more, we'd love to see them!:)  You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, March 6 to get your entries linked up at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge.

I love this WHOOPSI DAISY image I have chosen from sheet #200.  I colored her and the chick with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I found this awesome sentiment from Dee Gruenig rubber stamps.  Pearl flourish is from Prima, bling from My Mind's Eye, DP from Basic Grey, lace from JoAnn.  Base CS is from Marco's Paper.  All shapes cut with Nesties.  Sentiment stamped with SU melon mambo and daubed with taken with teal.



Other challenges entered:

CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - spring
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - spots and dots
PAPER PLAY - use a sentiment
SOUTHERN GIRLS - brads, gems or dew drops (gems)
FUZZY WUZZY - animal and birthday
PAPER CUTZ - spring
THE STAMP MAN - curls and swirls
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON - birthday
REPEAT IMPRESSIONS (HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT) - sketch

SPRING BEAVER CHALLENGE at STAMPIT CRAZY!

What a GREAT name for a challenge - the SPRING BEAVER challenge at STAMPIT CRAZY BLOG.  Living in an area called "Beavercreek," I loved doing this challenge and also b/c of the innuendo associated with the word "beaver" LOL.

Anyhoo, here's the challenge rules:

SPRING BEAVER CHALLENGE:


1. You Must created a New Card, Page or Project.
2. You must create a Card using a Spring Animal
3. All cards must be entered by Saturday March 5, 2011 5:00 pm Central time.
4. This week the winner will win this great image by stampitcrazy.

Although this week's challenge does not require an image from STAMPIT CRAZY SHOP, we'd sure love to see one!  So, go check out the shop and I'm sure you'll find something you cannot live without:)


For my card, I followed the sketch from DUTCH DARE and used SU DP, Bazzill textured CS and stamped this hilarious sentiment from DRS Designs onto textured SU CS.  Cuts all done with Nesties, lace from JoAnn and Flower from Prima.  STAMPIT CRAZY image is colored with Copics and did teeth with white Sakura paint pen.  I hope you like it.
Other challenges entered:

4 CRAFTY CHICKS - Photo Inspiration
CREATE WITH CONNIE and MARY - photo inspiration

PAPER PLAY - use a sentiment
STAMPIN' B's - flower
SIMPLY CREATE - flowers

SPREAD SOME CHI CHI LOVE!!

Have you been to CHI CHI MEMORIES lately or ever?  Well, if the answer is NO, then you definitely need to see all the changes and NEW THINGS happening at the blog!  First, check out the CHI CHI SHOP where can find all the CHI CHI MEMORIES images as well as a FREEBIE or 2:)

Next stop, the CHI CHI MEMORIES BLOG where you will find many of the latest projects from our very talented DT.

Also, we'd sure LOVE to have you play in our SKETCH CHALLENGE this week and since you have a chance to win a FREE IMAGE, why not use it to play along in our CHI CHI MEMORIES SKETCH CHALLENGE.  You must use CHI CHI IMAGES for the chance to win!

This week, the DT got to play along with the WONDERFUL image of "Always By Your Side" and guess what?!?  You can win this image just by playing along in our little SPREAD SOME CHI CHI LOVE game.  What you must do to play along is to create a post - like the one I have done above that tells your friends and followers all about CHI CHI MEMORIES.  Once you post in put on your blog, please e-mail Kerry, our DT coordinator at kerryischilling at gmail dot com and she will send you the image.  Then you can make something for our current sketch challenge or any other challenges you wish to enter.  Sounds easy enough, right?!?  Can't wait to see CHI CHI LOVE being spread all over blogland:)  You can even use this badge in your post.


Here's the card I created with "Always by Your Side. "  I need to check where I got the awesome sentiment that fits perfectly with this wonderful image of Freddie the Elephant and Teddy.



Hugs!!

Other challenges entered: DO YOU STACK UP? - anything goes
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - spots and dots
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY anything goes
SHELLY'S IMAGES - ribbon
IF THE SHOE FITS... - purple
FUSSY and FANCY - embossing
TELLEN'S PLACE - buttons
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - sketch

Friday, February 25, 2011

LAST STAMPFAIRY GDT CARD

Hello again, I have another card for you.  Today is my last post as FEBRUARY GDT at STAMPFAIRY.  I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to Gerda, owner and creator of STAMPFAIRY, as well as all the DT members and DT coordinator Jackie.  Thanks so much for making my time as GDT very fun and Gerda, thanks SO MUCH for all the FABULOUS images I got to work with!!

Today I have created a card using Herb the Bear and he is sitting in a pot of gold (we should all be so lucky LOL!)  I have colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Nesties then added Stickles.  Ribbon and bow are from Offray satin, flowers are Prima, sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie rubber stamps, stamped and daubed in SU garden green and cut with Nesties.  All DP is SU and all CS is coredinations.  I hope you enjoy this card!


Please make sure to stop by the STAMPFAIRY BLOG and check out all the DTs creations using the NEW RELEASES!!  If you have a chance, please stop by the personal blogs of these amazingly talented women and leave them some love.

Also, don't forget STAMPFAIRY CHALLENGE has a challenge - COLOR CHALLENGE - Red, White and Turquoise!  Hope you will stop by and play with the STAMP FAIRY challenge team:)

Other challenges entered to follow:

SEW MANY CARDS STARS CHALLENGE

Another multiple post day today!  Happy Friday everyone.  It's been a weird week due to illness of myself and my 6 year old as well as kids not having school on Monday.  I think there's a chance for snow here tonight - ugh!  I am ready for spring!!

There is a NEW CHALLENGE this week at SEW MANY CHALLENGES.  Our challenge this week is to use STARS on your project - they can be the main focus or very subtle, but they must be included.

Please remember you will have until 10pm EST on Thurs., March 3 to enter your projects at SEW MANY CHALLENGES.  While it is not necessary to use a SEW MANY CARDS image to play along, we'd sure LOVE to see one!  There's a new FRIDAY FREEBIE over at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, so I hope you will pop on over to pick it up:)

We also have a SPONSOR for our challenge this week and that is STAMP AND CREATE and they are offering 3 Wags N' Whiskers images to our winner - WOO HOO:)  Hop on over and check them out as well!!



I have used DP from SU and from my stash.  Shapes of image and background cut with Nesties.  Sentiment from Pink By Design clear stamps stamped in SU night of navy ink.  Star brads are from the Eyelet Outlet.  Sentiment stamped on Lifestyle Crafts die cut out.  Base CS is Marco's Paper sparkly blue.  I have colored my SEW MANY CARDS image of "Duncan the Duck with Owen" using Atyou Spicas and Copics.  Tafetta ribbon down center is SU.  I hope you like it!  I also hope you will play along with the challenge:)

Other challenges entered:

PAPER CUPCAKES - child's birthday
PEACHY KEEN STAMPS - sketch

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PHOTO AU MOJO CHALLENGE WITH STAMP INSANITY!

Another NEW CHALLENGE today is over at STAMP INSANITY and this week we've got some PHOTO AU MOJO - so just look at the photo and let your creativity run wild to make something inspired by this rockin' photo:)  I hope you will play along with us.  You will have until Weds., March 2 to submit your project.  STAMP INSANITY images aren't required, but we'd LOVE to you use one!!



I have used STAMP INSANITY image "Summer Lovin' Maddie" for my card this week.  You can find her at STAMP INSANITY SHOP  along with all of Beth's FANTABULOUS images!!  She is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with Paper trimmer and punch and decorated with Stickles.  Backing paper is sparkly gold from Marco's Paper, pink is also from Marco's and both are embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  Sentiment from Verve clear stamps stamped in Staz-On jet black and cut with Nestie.  Gold paper is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Base is SU metallic silver CS, ribbon is from my stash and bling is Darice.

I hope you like my card and that you will JOIN THE CHALLENGE this week:)

Other challenges entered:

PAPER WORKS CO. - sketch
INCY WINCY - die cuts or punches (2 dies)
KARBER CUTE MONDAY - glitter
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - lots o' pink
STAMPING SCRAPPING CHALLENGE - pink and at least one item from Stampingscrapping.com (Copics, Nesties)
STAMPS R US - for the girls
CREATIVE CRAFT - card for teen
TOP TIP TUESDAY - bling it on

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY SHOWCASE:)

Hello and welcome to THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  I hope you will pop on over there for a visit and see all the amazing work the DT has for you this week.  Also, if you get time, please visit their personal blogs and leave them some love:)

I am super excited today because I have several posts today and I am really happy with my work this week.  You know how some days/weeks you just can't stand anything you've made and start thinking your work all looks the same/similar?  I think I was having a couple days like that when I was not feeling too great.  But now that I am feeling better, I am just excited about all the new things I have been creating:)  And this week's DIGITAL DELIGHTS creation is one of them!!

I have used "Billy and Rocket 2" image that can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  There's also TONS of new items in the shop - AWESOME digi papers, new images and more - so you'll definitely want to check out the shop:)

Remember, the Delightful Challenges team has a NEW CHALLENGE for you today at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and hopefully you will play along. 

Also, our SNR group has OFFICIALLY MOVED to the new site and that can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP on SNR.   We'd love to have you join us there.:)


DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Billy and rocket 2" is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with Lifestyle crafts die, daubed with SU Marina Mist ink and paper pieced with SEI DP.  Backing piece is Marco's paper sparkly CS, cut with Nesties.  Scalloped piece of SU DP cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, ribbon from my stash.  Striped paper also SEI, buttons from American Crafts and Buttons galore.  Ticket sentiment from DIGITAL DELIGHTS and cut with scissors.  Hope you like it!!

I am entering it in the following challenges:

TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES - sketch
PAPER SUNDAES - masculine colors
CARDS FOR MEN - 1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellies
INCY WINCY - die cuts or punches (3 die cuts)
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - male card or project
KAREN'S DOODLES - masculine
PAPER PLAYTIME - card featuring technology (rocket)
SQUIGGLEFLY - "D" - Designer paper, Digital Delights image, dude
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - birthday wishes
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY - birthday
MY TIME TO CRAFT - hats


RAINBOW LADY'S SHABBY CHIC CHALLENGE

Today is also time for a new challenge at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and our theme this week is SHABBY CHIC.  I must admit, Shabby Chic is not one of my best styles, but I am happy with how my card turned out:)

You will have until next Weds., March 2 to enter your project at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE .  You can use any images you like as long as you follow the challenge, NEW projects only and limit 2 entries per person.  Our sponsor this week is Steph at http://crafting.co.uk/, so I hope you will go and visit her FABULOUS shop!!  Thanks so much Steph:)



Explaination of materials used to follow...

Other challenges entered:

I DID IT CREATIONS - anything goes
PILE IT ON - childhood dreams
BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS - Spring - flowers everywhere
HAPPI SCRAPPIN' - sketch
LEXI'S CREATIONS - flowers
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM - photo inspiration
DESERT ISLAND CRAFTS - Swirls, only 1 patterned paper, buttons, sparkle

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - RIBBONS AND BOWS CHALLENGE

Good morning everyone!!  I have not been feeling well due to Vertigo relapse the past few days, but I am feeling better today:)  We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG today and our challenge is RIBBONS and BOWS.  I hope you will come play along with us!

Also, remember that our HAPPY ANNIVERSARY challenge is also still going on for the chance to win a FRESH BREWED DESIGNS rubber stamp!  You can also find that at FRESH BREWED BLOG.

FRESH BREWED DESIGNS images are not required to play in any of our challenges, but if you have some, we'd love to see them.  You can find them all at FRESH BREWED SHOP.

One final note, FRESH BREWED DESIGNS is hosting the challenge at INSPIRATIONAL CARD SKETCHES and we sure hope you will play along.  I have used the sketch to create my card.  I flipped it and I know it's difficult to see the scallop part, but it is there behind the bows:)



I used one of FRESH BREWED DESIGNS gorgeous fairy images "Liliana."  I love this beautiful image.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added papers from SEI onto sparkly CS from Marco's Paper.  Organdy ribbon is from CTMH.  Sentiment from C.C. Designs rubber stamps is stamped in Staz-On grape onto SU CS (pear pizazz?).  I used my BRAND NEW nesties to cut out the shape for the sentiment and also for the scallops.  I hope you like it.  Please let me know. 

DON'T FORGET, our NEW RUBBER STAMP RELEASE HOP will be March 1!!  Hope you will hop along with us:)


Other challenges entered :
ALY'S SUNDAY CHALLENGE - get well/give support
CARD CUPIDS - ribbons or buttons (ribbons)
CORROSIVE CHALLENGE - Magical creature (fairy)
SPARKLES FORUM - fairy
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - lots o' pink
CREATIVE CRAFT - card for teen
THREE MUSES - time (my sentiment)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIGITAL DELIGHTS SPONSORING TOP TIP TUESDAY BLING CHALLENGE:)

Good Morning!!  DIGITAL DELIGHTS is sponsoring the challenge at TOP TIP TUESDAY this week and the challenge is BLING IT ON plus there's another AMAZING tip this week and it's all about INSERTS.  You will definitely want to go check it out:)

I am proud to enter with my card of DIGITAL DELIGHTS "Get Fit Jenna."  I love this fun image and since some of us have a New Year's Resolution to get more fit and lose weight, I thought this image was just perfect.  In addition, I love the sentiment(s) that I found from Inky Antics. 



I chose K and Co. DP, Bazzill sprakly pink CS and SU brilliant blue, both embossed with folders from Crafts Too.  Base CS is SU Marina Mist.  All shapes cut with Nesties, velvet ribbon from Archivers, Bling from Michaels.  Hope you like it!!:)


Other challenges entered:

HOUSE OF GILLI - Recipe - sparkle, 3 Pattern papers, at least 2 dies (I used 3)
STAMPS R US - for the girls
CREATE 4 FUN - sketch
PARTY TIME TUESDAY - anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS - birthday
INSPIRATION ANVENUE - just breathe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

JUST SOME LINES ANGELS

I am fortunate to be able to design for my friend Jehanne, owner and artist of JUST SOME LINES digi images.  If you are not familiar with JUST SOME LINES, please go visit JUST SOME LINES SHOP where you can check out all of Jehanne's simple WONDERFUL images.  You can also access the blog through this site.

For the projects I am displaying today, I have used the NEW ANGEL images from JUST SOME LINES.

With "Emo Angel 1" I have created a box using a Sizzix template.  I chose a sparkly blue CS from Marco's Paper and added K and CO. sparkly paper, an organdy ribbon, acetate over the open part of the box and a fabulous sentiment from Verve.  I colored my JUST SOME LINES image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added Stickles for the wings.  Hope you like it!!




Challenges entered:
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - plastic (acetate over window)
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - anything but a card
C.R.A.F.T. - not a card
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - putting on the glitz
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES - add shine
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - touch of magic
DUTCH DARE - sparkle, glitter, bling
MOVING ALONG WITH TIMES - anything but card, for a little girl


MORE ANGELS FROM JUST SOME LINES

With "Emo Angel 2," I colored wth image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added Twinkling H2Os for the wings.  If I had to do this over, I would probably choose a different color of Twinkling H2Os.  I used DP from Basic Grey (behind sentiment) and K and Co. (behind image).  I chose an orange vellum embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  Ribbon from my stash, pearls are Prima and sentiment is Verve.  All die cutting done with Nesties.


Challenges entered:
INCY WINCY - minimum of 2 coloring mediums (Copic markers and Twinkling H2Os water color paints)
MOJO MONDAY - sketch
COPIC CREATIONS - warm colors
PIXIE COTTAGE - sketch or embossing (embossing)
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - shiny happy cards
DO YOU STACK UP - dots
ANNABELLE STAMPS - yellow
CARD CUPIDS - buttons or ribbon (ribbon)
2 SISTERS - embossing
SIMPLY CREATE - bold and bright

For my final angel project, I used "Flower Angel."  I made a scrapbook page for this one featuring my oldest daughter who is 11.  I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with nesties, added stickles to the wings and distressed using SU night of navy ink.  All dies used are Nesties.  Scallop piece is Bazzill textured purple and all other papers are K and Co. sparkly.  Blingy stars are Mark Richards and sentiment is computer generated, cut with Borderabilities and distressed with SU orchid opulance.



Challenges entered:
SCRAPPY FROGS - love
KB CUTE MONDAY - love
MAGICAL MONDAY - fantasy and love
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - for someone special (my daughter)
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - anything but a card
CRAFTS and ME - anything with wings
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - fairy, butterfly or angel
C.R.A.F.T. - not a card
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - touch of magic
DUTCH DARE - sparkle, glitter, bling
MOVING ALONG WITH TIMES - anything but card, for a little girl
DELICIOUS DOODLES - shimmer, bling, glitz, glam
CORROSIVE CHALLENGE - magical creatures
I DID IT CREATIONS - anything goes
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - someone special
ALL SORTS - inspired by nature

WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE - FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL

Welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY BLOG.  Our challenge this week is to create something FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL.  I created a card for my 2 girls using a clear stamp Hero Arts sentiment, which I thought went perfectly for this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge.  Remember to link it at WHOOPSI DAISY BLOG by 12 pm EST on Sunday, February 27.

It is not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image in our challenge, but we'd sure LOVE to see one.  Linnie's images are amazing and versatile and can be found at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  Plus, there is a sale going on for 1 WEEK ONLY - Buy 1 sheet, Get 1 sheet FREE!  This is an AMAZING deal because this means you will get 8 FABULOUS WHOOPSI DAISY images for the price of 4 - WOW!!  Also, there is a new FREEBIE in the shop, so make sure you pick it up:)


I colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image from sheet 188 with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I chose my girls favorite colors for the clothes and their hair is the colors of my girls hair.  I chose buttons from Buttons Galore, base CS is SU marina mist as is tag that I made using Nesties, bling from Michael's and Staz-On purple ink.  Ribbon is from Archiver, DP are Echo Park and SEI.  Sparkly bling paper is Bazzill and embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  I hope you like it and will join our challenge!

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

ALY'S SUNDAY - get well or show support (show support)
CARD CUPIDS - buttons or ribbon (both)
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - someone special
2 SISTERS - embossing
ALL SORTS - inspired by nature
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES - use die cuts
GEM OF A CHALLENGE - use 1 or more - buttons, brads, beads, bows (used buttons)
SKETCH SATURDAY - sketch
WEE MEMORIES - source of inspiration - WHOOPSI DAISY images
MAMI DOODLES - flowers
RES Q CHALLENGE - something that makes you happy (my girls who are inspiration behind card)
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - use a digi

Friday, February 18, 2011

FOUR POSTS TODAY PLUS FREEBIE FRIDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

Hey everyone!!  I have 4 posts today so please scroll down to see:

SEW MANY CARDS
STAMP FAIRY
CARDMADFAIRY
and FAIRY KNOLL

Also, it's FREEBIE FRIDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!  Here is the FREEBIE - please go to the store by clicking the image and click on FREEBIES to grab it - yours will be in black and white.

Hugs!!!

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FAIRY KNOLL BIRTHDAY OR THANK YOU CHALLENGE

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE this week at FAIRY KNOLL BLOG.  Our challenge theme this week is Birthday OR Thank you - you choose!!  Our challenge runs until 11:59pm PST on Thursday, February 24.  We hope you will play along!  It's not necessary to use a FAIRY KNOLL image, but if you do, you get an extra entry in our random.org drawing for the winner.  You can find the FULL SELECTION of images at FAIRY KNOLL SHOP as well as some FREEBIES:)


I used the FAIRY KNOLL image "The Rose" for my creation.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using Nellie's dies and put on SU pink CS cut with nesties.  Pearls are from Jolee's Boutique, ribbon is from my stash.  All DP is K and Co. and base CS is SU gable green.  Sentiment stamped with Hero Arts clear stamp using SU gable green ink on Bazzill textured yellow and cut with Nestie.  Flower from Petaloo.  I followed the sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY.

Other challenges entered:

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - make it pretty
BEARLY MINE - ribbon and pearls
DIGITAL TUESDAY - use a die cut
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - putting on the glitz
SCRAP CREATIONS - spring fever
CHARISMA CARDZ - spring has sprung
FORGOTTEN SCRAPS/LITTLE MISS MUFFET DESIGNS - spring/flowers
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - pearls and swirls
DUTCH DARE - sparkle, glitter, bling
DELICIOUS DOODLES - shimmer, bling, glitz, glam

DIGIS DAYS AT CARDMADFAIRY DISTRESSING CHALLENGE!

It's time for our 2nd challenge at CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS CHALLENGE and this time our challenge is distressing.  You will have until Thursday, March 3 at 12pm EST to complete your creation and enter it on our challenge blog.  Remember, CARDMADFAIRY images are not required but they will give you an additional entry in our random.org drawing every time you enter a project with one.


I colored my CARDMADFAIRY image with Copcis and Atyou Spicas and ripped the edges then added Tim Holtz distress ink.  I also did the same with the background piece.  DP is Basic Grey and ribbons all from my stash.  SU real red piece is embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  Sentiment is cut with SU punch.  Base CS is SU tempting turquoise.  I hope you like it and will play along with our challenge at CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS CHALLENGE.

Other challenges entered:
 CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS - sketch
CARDS FOR MEN - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellies (3 ribbons)
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - for someone special (my son)
CLAUDIA and CO. - about a boy
SCRAP CREATIONS - spring fever
TOP TIP TUESDAY - stitching
STARS and STAMPS MIDWEEK - masculine card
CHARISMA CARDZ - spring has sprung
DO YOU STACK UP - dots (embossed red half circle)
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS - use a punch (for sentiment)
CRAFTY CATZ for men/boys

STAMP FAIRY NEW RELEASE - CLEMENTINE

Time for another NEW RELEASE at STAMP FAIRY.  Today's release is CLEMENTINE the RABBIT.  Isn't she darling sitting on her carrot?  I had such fun coloring her with Copics and image is cut with Nesties and then I used Stickles for the green part of the carrot.  I used pearls and bling flourishes from Prima, DP is K and Co. and Basic Grey, which is stamped with Hero Arts sentiment and then cut with SU punch.  Butterfly also cut with SU punch and Prima pearls added.  Metal butterfly with bling is from Making Memoires.  Base paper is Bazzill textured green and strip is yellow.  Orange satin ribbon is Offray.


I followed the sketch at PARTY TIME TUESDAYS.

Please make sure to stop by the STAMP FAIRY BLOG and check out all the DTs creations using the NEW RELEASES!!  If you have a chance, please stop by the personal blogs of these amazingly talented women and leave them some love.

Also, don't forget STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE has a challenge - mostly white with a touch of color - still going on!!
Other challenges entered:
I DID IT CREATIONS - bling it all up
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - lovin' from the oven (food)
KAREN'S DOODLES - animal friends
DIGITAL TUESDAY - use a die cut
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY - 3 Pattern Papers (2nd layer, scallop circle and butterfly)
MY TIME TO CRAFT - circles
FAB 'N FUNKY - make own embellishment (made butterfly with DP, pearls and punch)
PAPER PRETTIES - card for a child (my son)
SIMON SAYS STAMP - make own embellie (butterfly - DP, punch, pearls)

SEW MANY CARDS SKETCH CHALLENGE and FREEBIE FRIDAY

It's Friday and time for a new challenge at SEW MANY CHALLENGES.  This week we have an AWESOME sketch for you to try.  Here is the sketch:


I made a long card this week - haven't made one of these in a while, so it was fun to do something different.  I used SU poppy parade that I embossed with Cuttlebug folder, base is SU chocolate chip and sentiment from Stampendous clear is stamped on SU crumb cake using Staz-On timber brown.  Pearls from Prima and blingy stars from my stash.  Flower with pearls also from Prima.  Oliver Owl with flower is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with personal trimmer and then I used JudiKins glaze to give the rose bud a little extra pop.  I hope you like it!!


Oliver Owl with flower is our FRIDAY FREEBIE this week, so hop on over to SEW MANY CARDS to pick it up!  Also, you have until 10pm EST on Thurs., Feb. 24 to enter our challenge - SEW MANY CARDS images are not required but certainly APPRECIATED.   Hope to see you there:)

Other challenges entered: 
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD - red and white
GINGERLOFT - red
KARBER WEEKLY - digi stamp and birthday
WOODWARE USA - embossing
FOR FUN CHALLENGES - birthday
PIXIE COTTAGE - sketch or embossing (embossing)
COLOR ROUND UP - poppy parade, crumb cake, chocolate chip SU CS
MELJEN'S DESIGNS - happy birthday
THE RUBBER CAFE - no patterned paper
CARD MAKING MAMA'S - happy birthday
FROSTED DESIGNS FABULOUS FRIDAY - no patterned paper
FUZZY WUZZY - animal and birthday wishes

Thursday, February 17, 2011

IT'S THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Wow, another CRAZY week and then today begins a 4 day weekend - WOO HOO!!  Also, it's time for THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  Head on over to see all the FABULOUS DT work, you're going to LOVE it!!  They have done a phenomenal job as always.  If you have a chance, please head on over to their personal blogs and leave them some love:)

Remember, there is also a NEW CHALLENGE starting today over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES so I hope you will go check that out and join in on the fun!!  Although a DIGITAL DELIGHTS image is not required to play along, they're so WONDERFUL and FUN, why would you not want to use one?!?  Go check out the AMAZING selection of digi images and NEW DIGI PAPERS at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  Also, lots of GREAT SALES going on in the store, so check those out as well:)

This week, I played with DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Angel dog on clouds."  I actually got to give this card to my very close friend because unfortunately, her family had to say goodbye to their 12 year old yellow lab this weekend.  


I colored this gorgeous image with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I used Stickles for the wings and Sakura metallic glaze for the clouds.  Sentiment is also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS and I added some shading and a frame using Word.  The base paper is SU always artichoke and the pink layer is Bazzill textured.  Lace is from JoAnn and buckle is from old SU hardware kit.  Bling is Darice.  Hope you like it:)

Challenges entered:
I DID IT CREATIONS - bling it all up
BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS - flowers everywhere (on the DP)
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - for someone special (best friend)
SKETCH and STASH - sketch
STAMPIN ROYALTY - use markers
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - putting on the glitz
KARBER MONTHLY - digi plus love and friendship
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - fairy, butterfly or angel
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - touch of magic
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - shiny happy cards
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - anything goes
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES - add shine

USE A CD CHALLENGE AT RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE

 There is a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and our CHALLENGE is to use something from a CD.  We are very thankful to our sponsor this week, AMBER INK, which you can find HERE.  AMBER INK let us play with some of their images this week and I chose this very fun girl image and accompanying sentiment.

I do not have any crafting CDs, other than fonts, so I decided to make a CD case for my project - still on theme, right?  I hope you like it!!


I covered the case with K and Co. paper and buttons from DeNami Designs.  I chose to paper piece most of the AMBER INKS image I used and the rest is colored with Copics.  All cutting done with Nesties.

Inside - great place to put CD of songs for a "Girls Night In."


Thanks so much for looking and hope you will play along at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE.  You will have until Weds., February 23 to enter, please make sure your entry is NEW and no more than 2 entrants per person!  Thanks, can't wait to see what you create.
Additional challenges entered:

CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - plastic (CD case)
C.R.A.F.T. - not a card
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - anything goes
MOVING ALONG WITH TIMES - anything but card, for a little girl
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - anything goes
SHELLY'S IMAGES - anything goes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEW CHALLENGE AT FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - A SKETCH FOR YOU!!

Wow, really feel like I have been slacking this week - been really tired and unfocused, although that is not really anything new!!  Anyway, there's a NEW CHALLENGE beginning today at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG and I hope you will come and join us.  The challenge will last until 11:59pm EST on Tues., February 22.  Can't wait to see your NEW creations!!  We are playing with this SUPER sketch this week:


Also, a few reminders - our current MONTHLY PRIZE CHALLENGE is still going on at FRESH BREWED BLOG.  You are not required to use a FRESH BREWED image for our challenges, but we'd sure LOVE to see one!  You can find our large selection of images at FRESH BREWED SHOP.

Our NEW RUBBER STAMP RELEASE BLOG HOP is coming soon, so make sure you mark the date so you can hop along with us.  You are going to LOVE the NEW RUBBAH!!!


My card for this week features FRESH BREWED DESIGNS digi "Beautiful you."  I love to color images of people - as if you hadn't noticed;), so of course, I had fun with this image.


I chose blue violet Copics for her clothes and bow and used Atyou Spicas for the cupcake on her shirt.  Image cut with Nesties as is oval, frame and sentiment.  I swithed the sketch elements because I thought the sentiment looked better at the top because of the position of the arms of the image.  Sentiment is from Inky Antics, stamped and distressed with Staz-On timber brown.  Flowers are Prima, layer behind image is textured EK Success and other DP is The Paper Studio.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you join our challenge!!

Other challenges entered:
BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS - flowers everywhere
DIGITAL TUESDAY - use a die cut
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE - 3 papers, 3 flowers (option of ribbon)
STAMPIN ROYALTY - use markers
KARBER MONTHLY - digi plus love and friendship

Monday, February 14, 2011

VALENTINES' BLOG HOP!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone and welcome to our MASSIVE BLOG HOP, organized by Taylor Usry of Lizzie Anne Designs. I am having issues this am with the links, so please be patient while I try and fix everything.   I had it all input in Blogger last night and thought everything was working fine, but no such luck.  Then, I woke up to a sick kid and blah, blah, blah....

Anyhoo, you will start at TAYLOR USRY'S BLOG.  Taylor has all the links on her blog, so if you get lost along the way, please return to TAYLOR'S BLOG.  I tried to add all the links to both all participants and sponsors, but I just couldn't get them to work properly.

We are celebrating VALENTINE'S from today until 6pm EST on THURSDAY, February 17.  Please make comments on ALL blogs in the hop for the chance to win prizes!  The more comments you leave, the more chances at prizes!!  All winners will be chosen at RANDOM from the comments left on various blogs - there are also "secret" blogs where winners will be chosen from, but nobody knows which blogs they are, so just keep the comments coming!!

You should have arrived from: Alison Heikkila

You are now at AUDREY'S BLOG - YOU ARE HERE!!

I am participating in this AWESOME HOP as a member of STAMP INSANITY DT!!  STAMP INSANITY is offering a full set of digi images to one of the winners!!


I have used STAMP INSANITY'S Zen Morgan for my card today plus a STAMP INSANITY sentiment.  I colored Morgan with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts Die. All DP from Bo Bunny, red DP cut with Nesties. Sizzix folder used to emboss hearts on SU Orchid opulance CS. Base of card is SU passion pink. Sentiment cut with Nesties and distressed using SU real red ink. Blingy hearts are from Michael's. Thanks so much for looking and enjoy the rest of the hop!!


Your NEXT STOP will be Laura Drahozal 


 Prizes being offered from our GENEROUS sponsors:

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner

- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner

- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner

- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (from Taylor)

- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership

- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store

- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner

- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner

- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner

- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner

- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner

- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate

- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice

- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner

- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife

- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner

- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate

- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images


Other challenges entered
ALY'S SUNDAY - bling, bling

PAPER WORKS CO. - hearts
SCRAPPY FROGS - love
CRAFTY CALENDAR - love
EASY CRAFT PROJECTS - love
ELLEPHANTASTIC - distressing and love theme
ONE STOP CRAFT - love is in the air
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - love is in the air

GEM OF A CHALLENGE - sketch
COLOR THROWDOWN - colors - black, pink, orchid red

Sunday, February 13, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY FREE and EASY CHALLENGE

It's a new week, which means a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE BLOG and our theme this week is FREE and EASY (aka ANYTHING GOES!)  I figured I would do another Valentine because Valentine's Day is tomorrow and WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP has so many AMAZING Valentine images.  I chose an image from Sheet # 200.

I colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut out with Nesties and added pearls to the heart.  All DP is and CS is SU - colors rose red, baja breeze, pear pizzaz and pretty in pink.  I used Sizzix folder to emboss hearts.  Lace is from JoAnn, pearl and pearl flower from Michael's.  I followed last week's sketch from CREATE 4 FUN.  I hope you like it!!


You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, Feb. 20 to link up your NEW project at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Hope you will play along - WHOOPSI DAISY images not required, but appreciated.  Linnie has a FREEBIE for everyone at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  Plus, while you're there, you will definitely want to browse through all the amazing image sheets:)

Other challenges entered:

THE CRAFTY PAD - hearts
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - make it pretty
PAPER SUNDAES - use 2 elements of 4 choices - I used lace and pink
PAPER WORKS CO. - hearts
2 SISTERS - hearts

BEE-CRAFTY - digi and hearts
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES - hearts
ONE STOP CRAFT - love is in the air
OUR CREATIVE CORNER - cutting technique - cutting out part of image that doesn't fit within Nestie used.
TOTALLY GORJUSS - love
CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY - colors

CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE - COLORS and/or SKETCH

Hello everyone!  It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY HOs' and this week, we're trying some NEW things!!  This time, you have the choice of using the sketch and/or our color challenge.  Our wonderful sketch is designed by DT Member Tammy Miller:


 Our color challenge for the week is BROWN and BLUE.  I chose to encorporate both challenges in my card.  As always, you will have until 11:59pm on Saturday, Feb. 19 to enter the challenge at CRAFTY HOs' BLOG.  If we have over 50 entries, there will be a Top 3 badge awarded in addition to the winner's badge.  Good luck and have fun:)



I used "Emo Full of Flowers" image from JUST SOME LINES.  If you haven't visited JUST SOME LINES, I suggest you head on over - you will just LOVE Jehanne's FABULOUS images and there're some FREEBIES available as well:)  I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  Image and cut with Nesties and frame piece cut with Nellie's dies.  Flowers are Prima, ribbon from JoAnn.  Blingy stars are Mark Richards.   All blue papers are SU, DP is K and Company and base paper is Core-dinations brown.  Hope you like it!!

Other challenges entered

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - make it pretty
CRAFTY EMMA'S - cute and cuddly
LITTLE CLAIRE'S DESIGNS - anything goes
SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY - stamped flower (can be a digi)
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - love is in the air
SUGARCREEK HOLLOW - non-traditional Valentine
CREATIVE CARD CREW - for a loved one
ANNABELLE STAMPS - polka dots
MAMI DOODLES - flowers
PHINDY'S PLACE - spring is on its way
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON - anything goes

Friday, February 11, 2011

STAMP FAIRY NEW RELEASE FRIDAY!!

It's time for Friday's NEW RELEASE at STAMP FAIRY SHOP and this week we have "Toby Love 1."  Toby is another ADORABLE bear from the STAMPFAIRY family.  I have colored him with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with Nesties and distressed with Staz-on timber brown ink.  All CS is textured Bazzill and DP is SU and Bo Bunny.  I added a sentiment that I computer generated, cut with Nesties and distressed with the Staz-on.  Bling is from Darice.  I followed the sketch from SKETCH SATURDAY.  I hope you like it.


Please also take some time to visit the STAMP FAIRY BLOG to see all the other NEW RELEASES from the week and the samples created for those releases.   You can also see some of the NEW FREEBIES that Gerda is offering at STAMP FAIRY SHOP.

Finally, make sure you check out the CURRENT CHALLENGE at STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE.  I know you will want to play along!!

Other challenges I have entered:

AI FACTORY - Valentine's Day/Love
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine's
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - Valentine's Day/Romance
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Valentine's/Love
DUTCH DARE - Love is in the Air
PAPER-CRAFTING JOURNEY - love is in the air
SAMUEL TAYLOR'S - use Copics or ProMarkers (Copics)
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS - pink, red and white
CREATIVE CARD CREW - for a loved one

SEW MANY CARDS VALENTINE CHALLENGE

Welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE BLOG.  Our CHALLENGE this week is VALENTINE'S.  Lots of Valentine's challenges going on right now, I wonder why?!?  LOL;)

We also have our NEW FRIDAY FREEBIE image available today, so make sure you go check that out at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.

For my card, I chose a FREEBIE FRIDAY image from 2 weeks ago "Bee Mine."  I actually am allergic to bees, so I am terrified of them, but this little guy is too cute to scare me.  I have colored him with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using a flower shaped Nellie's die.  DP is all SU and base CS is SU cherry cobbler.  Ribbon is from my stash, flowers (there're 2 - one on top of the other) are Prima, bling is Darice and brad is Basic Grey.  I followed the sketch from ANYTHING GOES.

I hope you will enter our challenge.  All you have to do is create something NEW following our theme, use a digi and link to our blog at SEW MANY CHALLENGES with a link back to your blog post. We'd love to see a SEW MANY CARDS image if you have one. You have until 10pm EST next Thurs., Feb. 17 to enter.  Have fun!!

Challenges entered:

C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine's
COLOUR CREATE - chocolate, strawberry and cream
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - Hearts and flowers
DO YOU STACK UP - ribbon
DUTCH DARE - Love is in the Air
PIXIE DUST STUDIO - be my Valentine
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - red, ribbon, corners
PENNY'S CHALLENGES - hearts a flutter
TIFFANY DOODLES - Valentine's

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yippee, I'm a GROOVY GIRL!!

Well, it's been kind of a crazy week in more ways than 1, but I think I can finally ease up on the gas pedal and start to slowly apply pressure to the brakes and just coast on into the weekend.

My EXCITING news this week is that I have become part of  STAMP INSANITY'S GROOVY GURLZ DT.  I am so super excited to be working with this AMAZING group of talented GURLZ.  You can visit them by following the links in my sidebar.  I am Ward 2 and it's our week to do the challenge - Yay!!

Our challenge this week is that we're GETTING SKETCHY!!  Just play along with the sketch, and it's a SUPER FUN sketch and I had a great time working with it (I LOVE sketches:))


I used STAMP INSANITY'S "Birthday Maddie" plus sentiment from the birthday girl set.  I chose to color her with gothy colors of Copics and Atyou Spicas, then used some really bright cheery paper from Glitter and Glitz papers.  Image is cut with Nesties as are backings, both Bazzill textured CS.  Base CS is SU cherry cobbler and brads are from Basic Grey.  Organdy ribbon is from CTMH and Sentiment is from STAMP INSANITY - I added a shaped frame using Word.

Thanks so much for looking and hope you will join the challenge!!  You are not required to use a STAMP INSANITY image, but we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  You can find the challenge and the store through STAMP INSANITY SITE and clicking on the appropriate tab at the top.  Good luck!!


Other challenges entered:

CRAFT YOUR PASSION - anything goes

CUPCAKE CRAFT - Red
WOODWARE USA - ribbon or bows
TOP TIP TUESDAY - frame it
CRAFTS and ME - red
PAPER PRETTIES - inspired by Valentine's colors (but doesn't have to be Valentine)
PEAR TREE DESIGNS - anything goes

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - use a digi
CHAMBER MAIDS - birthday
365 Cards - Teen Queen

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY SHOWCASE and DIGI DAY!!

LOTS going on today over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS.  First, you can find our DT projects for our THURSDAY SHOWCASE over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  As always, the DT have provided some FABULOUS samples and if you get a chance, please stop by their individual blogs and leave them some love!!

Next, we have DIGI DAY over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP on SNR.   Our DIGI DAY CHALLENGE is:

Make a project using this image and coming up with an original sentiment for the banner. It can be hand-written or computer generated. (But Please no stamps from another company).


The free challenge image will go up TODAY, Feb. 10 and be available only until Friday 2/11 midnight CST. After that it will be availabale in the store for only $1.00. You will have until Monday, Feb. 14 midnight CST to upload your projects using code Delightfullove.   Good Luck, can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Finally, DIGITAL CHALLENGES has a NEW CHALLENGE this week, so make sure you go over and check it out!!


This week, I chose "Moonwalk Billy" for my card - what a GREAT image, I really had fun coloring this one with my Copics and I think it just makes an awesome "boy" card!  Papers I chose are Basic Grey DP, Bazzill textured greens and SU CS as the base (not sure which orange color).  Sentiment is computer generated and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Image and piece behind cut with Nesties.  I hope you like it.  Thanks so much for looking:)

Other challenges entered include:
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - anything goes
TOP TIP TUESDAY - frame it
PEAR TREE DESIGNS - anything goes
ANN'S CREATIVE NOOK - green and yellow
PILE IT ON - bright and breezy