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Thursday, March 31, 2011

NEW CHALLENGE AT RAINBOW LADY'S - AT THE MOVIES

What time is it?!?  Well, it's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE!!  Our challenge for this week is AT THE MOVIES.  So, make something (card or other papercrafting project) that has something to do with movies and then head on over and link it up at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE.  You will have until Wednesday, April 6 to enter your project.  Good luck and can't wait to see what you create:)


For my card, I chose this beautiful mermaid from JUST SOME LINES SHOP and she is representing the movie "Splash" starring Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks.  I colored her with Promarkers and then used Twinkling H2Os for her tail and bikini top.  Water is done with Copics and Nellie's die used to cut it out.  Backing DPs are SU and My Mind's Eye, CS is textured American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Impression Obsession clear stamps, cut with Nesties and buttons are Basic Grey.  Lace is from Making Memories.

I sure hope you like it and will play along with our challenge!  I have been out of town all week in a hotel with a horrible internet connection so I haven't gotten to visit any blogs this week.  I miss all of you and will come visit your blogs soon:)

Other challenges entered (to follow):


Sunday, March 27, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY'S GLITZ and GLITTER CHALLENGE!!

Good day/evening/night or morning depending where you live.  I hope everyone is doing great!!  I am here to share about our NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  I hope you will come and join us - our theme this week is GLITZ and GLITTER and I have used a alot of both!!

You have until 12noon EST next Sunday, April 3 to enter our challenge.  Although using a WHOOPSI DAISY image is not required, we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  You can find the full line of images at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and there's even a FREEBIE waiting for you:)


For my card, I chose one of WHOOPSI DAISY's newest images from sheet #230.  I LOVE this image and had such fun coloring it with Promarkers, Copics and Atyou Spicas.  Then I cut it out with scissors.  Nesties used to cut metallic gold CS from Marco's Paper as well as Basic Grey DP.  CS base is sparkly, textured Bazzill, 2nd layer is glitter flecked vellum from Marco's Paper, 3rd layer is glitter paper from my stash cut using paper trimmer, all bling from Prima and sentiment is C.C. Designs Rubber cut out with SU punch.  I hope you like it and will come play along with us!!

Other challenges entered:

CHARISMA CARDZ - sparkles and bling, bling
DUTCH DARE - celebration
FAIRY TALE - pink and green
TELLEN'S PLACE - texture

ALLSORTS - for a special lady
CRAFT  YOUR DAYS AWAY - special lady
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - pink and green
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - birthday girl
WEE MEMORIES - anything goes

CHI CHI MEMORIES SKETCH CHALLENGE #28

Hi everyone!!  I want to share my card for CHI CHI MEMORIES NEW SKETCH CHALLENGE.  As always, our AWESOME owner and illustrator, Natalie, has come up with an AMAZING sketch!  You can find the sketch at CHI CHI MEMORIES BLOG.

In order to enter our challenge, you MUST use a CHI CHI MEMORIES image, which you can find at CHI CHI MEMORIES SHOP.  You can also find a FREEBIE or 2 there to use for the challenge.  You will have until 11:59pm PST on Weds., April 6.  Hope you will come join us!!


For my card, I chose this ADORABLE image from CHI CHI MEMORIES Easter set.  I colored it with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I chose papers from Best Creations and Cloud 9 Design.  All CS is textured American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Just Rite Stampers and cut with scallop and circle SU punches.  Then I added Pebbles flower buttons to the center.  Bling is from My Mind's Eye and  ribbon is from Making Memories.

Other challenges entered:

CRAFT US CRAZY - celebration
DUTCH DARE - celebration
MELJENS - punches
DELICIOUS DOODLES - loads of flowers (buttons, punch, DP, basket)
PRAIRIE FAIRY - spring
MAMI DOODLES - celebrate spring
STAMP SOMETHING - spring

AWESOME AWARD FROM MONICA!!

Hello everyone!  I am in Florida on spring break with my family.  It is nice and hot here and my kids have complained that it's too hot for the better part of the last 2 days!!  Hubby and I are enjoying the sun and it is nice to have a little time away from all our daily obligations:)

The internet connection here at the hotel and my laptop do not seem to like each other too much.  It is very frustrating, but nothing I can do about it.

Today I discovered my friend MONICA has presented me this AWESOME award, thanks so much Monica!!  If you get time, please visit Monica's amazing blog and leave her some love:)


For this award, I am to tell 7 things about myself and then pass this on to some blogging friends who have given me great inspiration.

7 things about me.
1.  I have 4 children, my oldest daughter, who is 11, has high-functioning Autism (previously called Aspergers), which makes for a very interesting family dynamic.  This has greatly affected my life and made me realize that laughter is better than tears.

2.  I am a very loyal friend and trust and honesty are very important to me.  If you treat me well, I am your friend for life and will always do whatever is in my power to support and lift you up.

3.  I am an open-minded Christian woman - I have very strong faith but am accepting of others' choices and decisions - I try to never judge anyones' decisions because I know that we are not all meant to follow the same path.

4.  I love volunteering in the library at my kids's school.  I wish I read more books for me!

5.  I love to watch sports on tv, especially NFL football.

6.  I have been crafting all my life, and cardmaking has been the most fun type of crafting for me.  I love to color - find it so relaxing - as well as try different techniques.  I am so very thankful for all the companies that I DT for as well as those I have been past DT for.  I am also so grateful for all the wonderful friends I have made through blogging and various card and craft forums.

7.  I love to be able to offer blog candy and hope that I can continue to do this for many years to come!

I would like to share this award with so many people but I need to limit it, so here goes:

1.  Elizabeth
2.  Kerry
3. Beth
4.  Lisa A.
5.  Wendy
6.  Tammy M.
7.  Lisa F.
8.  Linnie
9.  Chris
10.  Scrappy

Ladies, I hope you will accept this award and pass it along as well as telling 7 things about yourself.  Thanks also to all of you who follow my blog, you all mean a great deal to me!!
 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

SEW MANY CARDS BRING ON SPRING CHALLENGE!

It's springtime over at SEW MANY CHALLENGES, so make a SPRING CARD and come join us!!  You have until Thurs., March 31 at 10pm EST to enter our challenge.  While you are not required to use a SEW MANY CARDS image, there's a huge selection of AMAZING images to choose from at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP as well as the new FRIDAY FREEBIE, which you are definitely want to go pick up!! 

For my card this week, I chose SEW MANY CARDS image Halen the Hare in Egg.  I colored Halen with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  Shell is decorated with Sakura metallic glue glaze, and Halen's tummy is decorated with Flower Soft.  Flower is from K and Co., all DP is Basic Grey and all CS is American Crafts textured.  Halen and background cut with Nesties as well as sentiment whihc is from Clear Dollar Stamps clear set.  Lace is from Making Memories.  I followed the sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY.


This week's FRIDAY FREEBIE is this awesome image of Easter Eggs!  I just LOVE it:)  I colored them with Promarkers, Copics and Atyou Spicas.  All scalloped shapes cut with Nesties as is sentiment from There She Goes clear stamps.  All other cutting done with paper trimmer.  Sparkly dots from Pebbles, pins from Jillie Bean designs, flowers from Kaisercraft, ribbon is SU crushed curry.  All CS is textured American Crafts and DP is K and Co.  Pearl flourish is from my stash.

STAMP INSANITY - PUNCH IT OUT!!

There's a NEW CHALLENGE at STAMP INSANITY CHALLENGE and it is PUNCH IT OUT!!  So, get your punches and come play with us:)

You will have until Weds., April 6 to enter our challenge. While it is not necessary to use a STAMP INSANITY image, we'd sure LOVE to see one!! You can find them all at STAMP INSANITY STORE.


For my card, I chose STAMP INSANITY image "Joszette." I colored her with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Nesties. Bright blue CS is also cut with Nesties and then I used 3 different sized circle hand punches to make polka dots in it. Pink CS is punched with Martha Stewart border punch and sentiment fro Gina K. plus scalloped background both done with SU punches. All CS is from American Crafts, DP is K and Co., ribbon is from my stash and bling is from My Mind's Eye. I hope you like it and will come play along with us!!



Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTS and ME - anything goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS - in stitches (ribbon)
DIE CUT DREAMS - special friend
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - special friend
MOJO MONDAY - sketch

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY SHOWCASE:)

It's time for THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and as always, the DT have done some AMAZING work to inspire you.  If you get a chance, I'm sure they'd love to have you visit their personal blogs (links in my sidebar).

Besides the fact that you can pick up the image I used of Daisy, as well as the Daisy Accessories pack that the flower pot is part of and the sentiment which is one of Marlooney's quirky quips at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, you can also find a NEW SET

and
So don't delay, hurry on a get over to DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, and pick up some great images, papers and sentiments!!

Remember, we also have a weekly challenge that can be found at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and there's a NEW CHALLENGE starting today.

Finally, I hope you will join our DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUPS on PCP and our NEW SCRAPBOOK NEWS and REVIEW GROUP.  Our next DIGI DAY on SNR will be Thursday, April 14.

For my card I put 2 DIGITAL DELIGHTS images together so that Daisy is sitting on the flower pot.  I colored the image with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas and chose DP from Basic Grey and sparkly dot paper from Best Creations.  Flower is Kaisercraft, sparkly ribbon is from my stash.  Bling is My Mind's Eye and sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS "Marlooney's Quirky Quips."  I colored sentiment with Promarkers and cut with scissors.  All other cuts done with Nesties.  Base CS is American Crafts textured.  I hope you like it!!

Other challenges entered:

I LOVE PROMARKERS - use Promarkers and go dotty
YOUR NEXT STAMP - sparkle
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - ribbon, rhinestones, flower
NETTIE G'S - 5 different papers, at least 3 DPs, 1 solid

RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE - TIE A YELLOW RIBBON

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and our challenge this week is TIE A YELLOW RIBBON.  You have until next Weds., March 30 to enter our challenge which is being sponsored by the amazing Steph at http://crafting.co.uk/ who is offering a craft CD to the winner!!


I chose this AWESOME image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP for my card - the image is from sheet #32.  I colored her with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nesties.  Framed piece is also Nesties.  Buttons from Basic Grey.  Sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps clear stamps, bling from Prima, DP from My Mind's Eye, ribbons from my stash,.  Sentiment is cut with SU punch.  All CS is American Crafts textured.

Hope you will join our challenge - can't wait to see what you create:)

Other challenges entered:

CLAUDIA and Co. - colors - yellow, pale green, rose
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - animal, colorful, buttons
PAPER PRETTIES - spring
CLEAR IT OUT - buttons
DIGITAL TUESDAY - digi element plus button up
TOP TIP TUESDAY - buttons
DIE CUT DREAMS - special friend
HOUSE OF GILLI - pastel colors and bling
MY PARTNER IN CRAFTING CRIME - 3 or more buttons

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

JUST SOME LINES CAT IN THE GARDEN

Have you ever been to JUST SOME LINES SHOP?  If not, you should definitely go check it out!  Jehanne's images are AWESOME!!  To learn more about JUST SOME LINES, you can visit JUST SOME LINES BLOG.

Today, I have created this card to give to a special friend.  The sentiment is from C.C. Designs rubber stamps and I think it just fits perfectly!  All shapes for this card cut with Nesties.  All CS is American Crafts textured and DP is from K and Co. stack that I found in my paper stash buried deep in the back of my closet.  Flowers and brads and from Heidi Grace.  Pearls are from Prima.  I colored my JUST SOME LINES IMAGE with Copics (cat) and Promarkers (flowers).  I hope you like it:)


challenges entered:

SKETCH AND STASH - sketch plus DP from stash
PAPER PRETTIES - spring
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS - spring has sprung
PASSION FOR PROMARKERS - in the garden
DIE CUT DREAMS - special friend
OOH-LA-LA CREATIONS - special friend
THE SHABBY TEAM ROOM - bingo - gems, flowers, punch/die cuts

CRAFTY HOs' SKETCH CHALLENGE

A NEW CHALLENGE is going on at CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE and this week is a SKETCH CHALLENGE with a sketch created by me:)  You have until 11:59pm on Saturday, March 26 to enter the challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


I LOVE this image from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP of Baby Dumpling in Pram.  I colored the image with Promarkers and Paper Pieced with polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye.  Pink flower paper is DIGI PAPER and SENTIMENT also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  Pearls are Prima, image cut with Nesties as is background paper, sentiment and corners cut with EK Success and SU punches.  Ribbon is from Making Memories.  I hope you like it!

Other challenges entered include:

THE PAPER VARIETY - Tic Tac Toe (baby theme, spring colors, make a card)
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - it's a mom thing
MAKE IT MONDAY - anything goes


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

IT'S TIME FOR SOFTPENCIL TUESDAY!

Good Tuesday morning!!  Hope everyone is well.  My own life has more stress than usual, but I will not bore you all with the details.  Instead, I want to make today a HAPPY DAY, and what better way to do that than with a project from SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS.  If you have not been to visit the new SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS, you should definitely go check it out.  Elizabeth, the owner and illustrator of SOFTPENCIL digi stamps, has created a whole new line of products featuring her WONERFUL images as well as redesigns of all her digi characters.  You will LOVE what you see!!

Also, please visit SOFTPENCIL BLOG to see what's going on in the world of SOFTPENCIL - the challenges we are sponsoring, the DT's weekly showcase projects as well as other news and happenings.

For our projects this week, the DT got to work with SOFTPENCIL image "Molly, Timmy and the baby chick."   If you have a chance, please go visit the other DT members blogs (in my sidebar) - they always have such AMAZING creations, you won't want to miss them!

I chose to follow the sketch from CARD PATTERNS for my card this week.  I colored my SOFTPENCIL image with Promarkers and added clear Atyou Spica on the eggs.  I got to use my BRAND NEW Nesties die to cut out the image - I just love it!!  Lace and ribbon are from Making Memories, DP is Jenni Bowlin, CS is American Crafts textured.  Punches used for sentiment which is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Lifestyle Crafts die used for scallops.  I had a lot of fun with this - I hope you like it:)


Other challenges entered:
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES - lace
SCRAP CREATIONS - spring has sprung
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS - spring
HAPPI SCRAPPIN' CHALLENGE - spring has sprung
MAKE IT MONDAY - anything goes

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CELEBRATE EASTER with WHOOPSI DAISY'S NEW CHALLENGE

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope all of you had an AWESOME weekend.  I spent the better part of the weekend going to soccer games - between my 2 sons, we had 8 games (I made it to 5) and my hubby attended the other 3 due to crossing over times and different locations.  It was quite busy and I am exhausted!!

I am excited though to share our NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week, it's all about EASTER!  You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, March 27 to enter the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create!!

While it is not required for you to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image, we'd sure love to see one!  You can find the complete collection of Linnie's FABULOUS images at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and I bet you'll find a FREEBIE these as well:)

This week, I chose an accordian/fan fold.  I colored the WHOOPSI DAISY image of the girl and teddy bear from Sheet # 32 with Promarkers, chick from sheet #196 is done with Flower Soft and Promarkers and Bunnies from Sheet #190 are done with Sakura glaze glue, Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  Base CS is American Crafts textured, DP is SU and embossed pink piece is metal on which I used a Sizzix EF.  Lacey ribbon is from Making Memories, flower from Prima, buttons are from American Crafts and Sentiment is from Whipper Snapper rubber stamp.  I hope you like it and you will play along with our challenge!



Other challenges entered:

BY THE CUTE and GIRLY - springtime
DESERT ISLAND CRAFTS - fancy fold, unusual sentiment, buttons (there are 3 buttons on row with bunnies - a bit tough to see)
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - spring flowers
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - animals
CRAFTY ANN'S - spring
DELICIOUS DOODLES - dimensional project
PAPER CUTZ - your choice
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON - bring on spring
WAGS N' WHISKERS - spring
GEM OF A CHALLENGE - furry friends

Friday, March 18, 2011

DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY - Back to Nature challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY CREATIONS.  You will have until Thurs., March 31 to complete the challenge and have it linked up over on our challenge blog.  Our theme is BACK TO NATURE, so anything that reminds you of nature will be great!

You are not required to use a CARDMADFAIRY image for our challenge, but it will give you twice as many entries per card for purposes of our random.org drawing.  You can find the full line of CARDMADFAIRY images by visiting CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE BLOG and clicking on the "SHOP" link.  Additionally, please remember, limit 2 PROJECT ENTRIES per person.  Can't wait to see what you make.

We are also being sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS this week, so pop on by their shop and have a look around.

For my card this week, I use CARDMADFAIRY's "chick-a-dees" image which I colored with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  I also cut out image with Nellie's die and weaved pearls from Hobby Lobby through the openings.  Ribbon is from Michaels.  Cuttlebug folder used, Fandy Pants designs DP and all textured CS is American Crafts.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you will play along.

BLING IT ON - anything goes
CREATIVE COTTAGE - spring

SEW MANY CARDS SKETCH CHALLENGE, FREEBIE and SPONSORED by BUGABOO!

If you have been following my blog for some time, then you know I LOVE sketch challenges, so I am SUPER excited this week to present our NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CHALLENGES which is a sketch. 

Other challenges entered: I LOVE PROMARKERS - for a man
PAPER PRETTIES - masculine

You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, March 24 to enter your creation and link up at SEW MANY CHALLENGES.  While it is not required for you to use a SEW MANY CARDS image to join our challenge, we'd sure LOVE to see one!  You can find this week's FREEBIE at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.


My challenge card features Duncan in a wagon of Easter eggs.  I chose to color the image with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  All shapes cut with Nesties, embossing done with new Sizzix folder, all CS is American Crafts textured and all DP is Little Yellow Bicycle.  Lace is Making Memories and flower is Prima.  Sentiment is from Whipper Snapper rubber stamp.



I have also used the FREEBIE for this week, that you will find at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I made a pocket card and used this adorable SEW MANY CARDS image to make a tag.  The sentiments are from CTMH (baby) and There She Goes (Welcome Little One).  Papers are all Echo Park DP and American Crafts textured CS.  Coloring done with Atyou Spicas and Promarkers and Liquid Pearl added for baby bear's tail.  Distressing done with Adirondak distress ink.  Lace/ribbon from Making Memories.  Nestie used to cut scallop circle.  Flower is Prima.


Our sponsor this week is BUGABOO STAMPS.  Bugaboo was one of the first DTs that I was on and I still LOVE Jodie's adorable images.  This one I used is one of my favorites.  I colored it with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas and cut out with scissors.  Bling is from My Mind's Eye, butterflies from Colorbok and DP from JillieBean designs.  Sentiment is from There She Goes clear stamps.  Base CS is textured American Crafts and sentiment stamped on SU kraft.

Hope you like my offerings and will join our challenge at SEW MANY CHALLENGES.

Other challenges entered to follow....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Good morning everyone!  Went to the dr. yesterday and he claims my illness is allergies.  It does not explain why I feel so badly however.  Anway, busy day here on the blog!  It's SHOWCASE THURSDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  If you have time, please stop by and check out what the other DT members have created for this week - their projects are always FABULOUS!!  Also, I am sure they would LOVE a visit on their personal blogs.

In addition, today is the LAST DAY to play along with out DIGI DAY ST. PATRICK'S DAY challenge on DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP on SNR.  The FREEBIE is still available in the shop and you can get it by following the SNR link.  You have until 11:59pm EST to enter and we will choose 2 winners tomorrow - you can win 3 images from Digital Delights or 3 months subscription to Scrapbook News and Reviews digial magazine.  WOW!!

There is also a NEW CHALLENGE today at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES - so I hope you will check that out and play along:)

My card today features DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Briley sitting in an Easter Egg."  I love this sweet image and had so much fun coloring with my Promarkers.  I cut her out with Nesties as well as the circle behind her.  I daubed the edges with SU marina mist ink.  Base CS is American Crafts textured as is circle.  Sparkly peachy paper is from DCWV mat stack and checked paper is DIGITAL DELIGHTS digi paper.  Ticket sentiment is also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS and is colored with Promakers.  All DIGITAL DELIGHTS items used in this card can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  Make sure you pay a visit to the shop because you will also find tons of new cut files, more NW Easter images and a SALE on St. Patrick's Day images!!
Other challenges entered include:

CARD PATTERNS - sketch
LEXI'S CREATIONS - Easter
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM - birthday or celebration
GINGERLOFT - use flowers
PAPER SUNDAES - keep it simple
AMBER'S CRAFTS and STUFF - anything goes
DIGITAL TUESDAY - digi plus something magical
CREATIVE COTTAGE - spring has sprung
STAMPAVIE and MORE - spring/Easter

NEW CHALLENGE AT RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGES - ST. PATRICK'S DAY


We have a NEW CHALLENGE today at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and our theme is ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!  It's also RAINBOW LADY'S (aka Cynthia's) birthday, so leave her some birthday love when you head on over to link up your NEW creation.  You have until next Weds., March 23 to play along!  I can't wait to see what you have created:)

Also, we have an AMAZING prize again this week from our sponsor CRAFTY NOTIONS who will be supplying a bag of goodies for the winner!!


I chose Shamrock Pat image from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP as well as the "kiss me I'm Irish" digi paper which I also used for the sentiment.  All shapes cut with Nesties except scallops which is Lifestyle Crafts die.  Flowers and pearls are Prima.  Image colored with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  CS is American Crafts textured and other DP is Basic Grey and JillieBean designs.

Hope you will come play along with us!!

Other challenges entered:

CRITTER CHALLENGE - monochromatic
KB CUTE MONDAY - fantasy
MAGICAL MONDAY - fantasy and spring colors
STAMP FAIRY - green
PAPER CUPCAKES - monochromatic
CREATIVE COWGIRLS - monochromatic
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - green plus sentiment
SWEET STOP - sketch
DIGITAL TUESDAY - digi plus something magical
ALLSORTS - luck of the Irish
CREATIVE CARD CREW - green

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CRAFTY HOs' COLOR CHALLENGE - GREEN, GOLD, WHITE

There's a NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY HOs' and the challenge this week is GREEN, GOLD AND WHITE.  So head on over and join us - you have until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, March 19 to join us - new creations only:)


My card uses this GORGEOUS image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP which I colored with Promarkers and Atyou Spicas.  Cut out using Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with SU garden green.  Base CS is American Crafts as is sparkly button.  Flower us Prima.  DP is My Mind's Eye and metallic gold is from Marco's Paper and cut with Spellbinders border die.  Sentiment is also from WHOOPSI DAISY, cut with SU punch and daubed with SU mellow moss.

Other challenges entered:

CARD CUPIDS - green
PAPER SUNDAES - keep it simple
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - green plus sentiment
ALL SORTS - luck of the Irish
ONE STOP CRAFT - clean and simple
SHANNON'S SENTIMENTS - distressing
WEE MEMORIES - spring or green theme
TWISTED SKETCHES sketch plus make it pretty

NEW CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY - CLEAN and SIMPLE

Hello everyone!  I am fighting some awful illness, so this will be short and sweet for now and I will add to it when I am feeling better. 

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY BLOG and it is to create a CLEAN and SIMPLE card.  I am not good at CAS, but I have given it a shot.  I hope you like it.  Although using a DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY image is not required to join our challenges, we'd LOVE to see one.  You can find the full selection of images at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY SHOP and I bet there's a FREEBIE for you as well:)

I used DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY "freckle-faced belly dancer" for my card.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HAPPY TUESDAY WITH SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS!!

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone is well today.  I am fighting a bit of a cold and don't feel quite myself, but the day must go on.  I have a few things to share with you today:)  Since today is Tuesday, it's SOFTPENCIL DAY here on my blog, which means I get to share my newest SOFTPENCIL creation with all of you.  If you haven't had a chance to visit the NEW HOME of SOFTPENCIL SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS, then I hope you will go check it out today:)  

You will also want to check out the SOFTPENCIL BLOG and check out all of the DT creations.  We have 2 new FABULOUS DT members this time around - Patty and Jennifer - and I hope you will welcome them by visitng their blogs and leaving them some love:)


Today the DT got to play with SOFTPENCIL image "Painting Eggs with Amy."  I just love this sweet image.  I colored the image with Promarkers, Copics and Atyou Spicas, DP is Fancy Pants designs (corner pieces) and My Mind's Eye.  Sentiment is from C.C. Designs, ribbon from Making Memories, pearls from Prima, image cut with Nellie's die and all CS is American Crafts textured.  I hope you like it:)

I followed the sketch from CARDS FOR MEN even though I am not playing in the challenge b/c my card isn't masculine - I just really like this sketch!!

Other challenges entered:

KAREN'S DOODLES - spring
LEXI'S CREATIONS - Easter
WOODWARE USA - spring is coming
SWEET STAMPS - spring
ALY'S SUNDAY CHALLENGE - anything goes
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE - spring
THE PINK ELEPHANT - spring
WILD ORCHID - die cuts/punches
ORDER OF THE OPUS GLUEI - if it's in reach, it's fair game (ribbon and pearls)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY PILE ON THE FLOWERS!


It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week we are challenging you to PILE ON THE FLOWERS!  I picked out this WHOOPSI DAISY image from sheet #227 because I think it fits perfectly for the challenge:)

You have until noon EST on Sunday, March 20 to enter our challenge by linking your project over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Although you are not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image, we'd sure LOVE to see one and with the extensive line of images Linnie offers, I know you will find more that 1 that you will want!  So head on over to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and check out the great selection:)  There's also a FREEBIE for you as well as a BUY ONE GET ONE sheet sale that ends tomorrow, March 14, so don't delay!!


I have been experimenting with Promarkers recently, just for some different color combos, etc.  They are great fun!  I colored this image with Promarkers and cut with Nesties.  I added papers from My Mind's Eye to American Crafts textured CS.  Circle and sentiment tag cut with Nesties, all other papers cut on personal trimmer.  Sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs rubber stamps.  Flowers are all from K and Co.  I sure hope you like it!

Additional challenges entered include:
DREAM VALLEY - new beginnings (new season)
GINGERLOFT - flowers
CREATE 4 FUN - sketch
BEE-CRAFTY - spring florals
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - flowers
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - spring has sprung
WEE MEMORIES - spring or green theme

Saturday, March 12, 2011

DIGI DAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SNR Group!

I would love to invite you all to join our DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP ON SNR.   If you are not already a member of this group, we hope you will come join us.  You will be able to get the image I used - St. Patrick's Bongo FREE by following the link in the SNR GROUP.


You have until 11:59pm EST on March 17 to enter our DIGI DAY CHALLENGE using St. Patrick's Bongo plus SPARKLE and/or SHINE.   I colored Bongo with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nesites.  I chose Coredinations and Prism CS, 2 digi papers from DIGITAL DELIGHTS as well as 2 DP from JillieBean Designs.  Bling is Darice, flourish is Prima and ribbon with sparkly discs is from Jo Ann.  I hope you like it and that you come join us:)

Additional challenges entered:
DO YOU STACK UP - layers (6)
SHELLY'S IMAGES - green for St. Patrick's day
STAMPIN' B's - use bling
CREATIVE BELLI - animals
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY - green
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - St. Patrick's Day
SWEET STAMPIN' - Sketch
ANYTHING GOES - die cuts
THE RUBBER CAFE - favorite Spellbinder's die

Friday, March 11, 2011

NEW SKETCH CHALLENGE AT CHI CHI MEMORIES!!

Hi everyone and welcome to a NEW SKETCH CHALLENGE at CHI CHI MEMORIES BLOG.  This week, we are working with CHI CHI MEMORIES St. Patrick's Day set and the following sketch:


I chose to color my image with Copics and Atyou Spicas as well as the sentiment.  Sentiment cut out with SU punch, image and background cut with Nesties, ribbon from Stash, all DP is JillieBean Designs, CS is Coredinations.  Thanks for looking!


To play along with us, you have until Weds., March 23 at 11:59pm EST to enter your card at CHI CHI MEMORIES CHALLENGE BLOG.  You must use a CHI CHI MEMORIES image to be eligible for our prize of CHI CHI MEMORIES images.  You can find some FREEBIES at CHI CHI MEMORIES SHOP.  Hope you will come play along!

Other challenges entered:

CRAFT US CRAZY - reminders of nature
DO YOU STACK UP - layers (6)
LIL RED WAGON - St. Patty's Day green
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - St. Patrick's Day

SEW MANY CARDS ST. PATRICK'S DAY CHALLENGE:)

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CHALLENGES this week and our theme is St. Patrick's Day!  You have until 10pm EST on Thurs., March 17 (St. Patrick's Day!!) to enter our challenge.  While you don't have to use a SEW MANY CARDS image to play, we'd sure LOVE to see one!  If you need an image, you can find them all in SEW MANY CARDS SHOP along with this week's FREEBIE.

For my card, I used one of SEW MANY CARDS NEW RELEASES, which is bear with St. Patricks Day Hat.  I love this image - I colored it with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added JudiKins glaze on the shamrock.  Buttons are Sassafrass Lass, sentiment from Dee Gruenig, daubing done with SU mellow moss.  Flowers are prima.  Papers are American Crafts texutred, Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye.  Image cut with Nesties and scissors, all other cuts done with paper trimmer.  Hope you like it.


Other challenges entered include:

AI FACTORY - luck of the Irish - green or St. Patrick's Day
PAPER PLAY - good luck/shades of green
SHELLY'S IMAGES - green for St. Patrick's day


Thursday, March 10, 2011

STAMP INSANITY - HOLY GUACAMOLE OUR 50TH CHALLENGE!!

This may only be the third challenge I have been a part of as a member of STAMP INSANITY DT, but it is the 50th CHALLENGE over at STAMP INSANITY and it's called HOLY GUACAMOLE!!  So, you just need to create a project using your favorite technique or favorite colors, or favorite fold and then add a splash of green and come play along!  You have until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, March 16 to enter and I can't wait to see what you have for us.

I chose to use STAMP INSANITY'S BUMBLINA image for my card.  I incorporated a lot of FAVORITES into this one - coloring, girl images and dry embossing.  I colored Bumblina with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Nesties.  Aside from triangle border, which was cut with MFT die, all other cutting done with personal trimmer.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts clear stamps and it is stamped on SU kraft CS and daubed with Staz-On brown.  Button is Basic Grey (one of my fav. craft supply companies) and all DP is Jillibean, another favorite!  CS is SU cherry cobbler and embossed piece is a sparkly red from another favorite shop, Marco's Paper.  My splash of green is on the DPs as well as the flowers on Bumblina's outfit, her eyes and some in her hair.  I hope you like it.

Challenges entered:
ART IMPRESSIONS - embossing
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - things with wings
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - just for you
PIXIE DUST STUDIO - thank you for being you
SIMON SAYS STAMP - anything goes
STARS and STAMPS - polka dots, no glitter

SHOWCASE THURSDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS and DIGI DAY!!

So aside from my husband's car incident last night, I have also had 1 sick child, 1 child with strep infection in his finger, husband's uncle with flesh eating bacteria which required half his leg to be amputated, multiple kids activities and appointments as well as 2 appointments of my own which had been rescheduled b/c kids were sick the week I was initially supposed to have them.  Throw in the fact that hubby was out of town for work all weekend and the fact that it has rained for 4 of the past 5 days, and you can see why the only term to describe life this week is "chaotic."

Anyway, HAPPY THURSDAY and time for many NEW CHALLENGES and FUN at DIGITAL DELIGHTS.  First of all, it is time for our DT to showcase our work at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  I hope you will check them out.  The DT are simply AMAZING and have created many FABULOUS projects again this week.  If you have a chance, please stop by their individual blogs and leave them some love:)

Next, please join me at DIGI DAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SNR GROUP.  Our challenge over there is St. Patrick's Day plus sparkle and/or shine and we even provide a FREEBIE for you to play along!!  Hope to see you there:)

There is also a NEW CHALLENGE going on at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES so I hope you will visit there and play along with that challenge as well.



My card today features DIGITAL DELIGHTS image "Daisy with Bunny Ears." I have sat her in the egg which is part of DIGITAL DELIGHTS Easter Accessories pack, have colored them both with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut using Nellie's die.  Sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS Marlooney's Quirky Quips that I colored with Copics and cut with scissors.  Base paper is Bazzill textured and all DP is DIGITAL DELIGHTS digi papers.  Blingt flowers are from Petaloo and lace is from JoAnn.  Thanks so much for looking!

Other challenges entered:
SOME ODD GIRL - think spring
FAB N' FUNKY - girly
PIXIE COTTAGE - Easter
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS -Easter animals
TOTALLY GORJUSS - sketch

RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE - BEST FRIENDS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and this week our theme is BEST FRIENDS.  You have until 12pm EST on Weds., March 16 to get your project linked up at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE.

This week, we are again sponsored by CHI CHI MEMORIES, which features Natalie's AMAZING designs!!  I love the image and sentiment from CHI CHI MEMORIES that I have chosen for my card.


More details as well as other challenges entered will be updated later - tonight on our way to dinner, my husband ran over a piece of wood or metal that completely severed my brake line and I have no brake fluid left in my van.  It was raining and dark when it happened, thankfully, we all made it home in one piece, but I have spent most of this evening trying to get everything out of the van as well as go to a friend's so that I could borrow a van b/c with 4 children, I cannot be without transportation.  My van will have to be towed tomorrow, so I will be home most of the day to catch up on my blogging.  The past 10 days have been completely chaotic and I apologize if my blog seems very random.  I am hoping that I can straighten everything out in the next 2 days.  Thanks so much for your support everyone and please join us over at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE !!


Other challenges entered: CREATIVE COTTAGE - tags
SIMON SAYS STAMP - anything goes
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES - sketch

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

KABOODLE DOODLES GREEN CHALLENGE

Hope you will come join us this week at KABOODLE DOODLES CHALLENGE which is GREEN - just use green on your card!! 

We are sponsored this week by CARDMADFAIRY.  I hope you will visit CARDMADFAIRY CREATIONS to see Jenni's WONDERFUL images:)  I used her tree image for my card and I just love how it came together!!



Other challenges entered:

CRAFT US CRAZY - reminder of nature
SASSY STUDIOS - green as main color
TELLEN'S PLACE - embellish, embellish, embellish
BEE-CRAFTY - spring florals

CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - green
CRAFTY CALENDAR - spring
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - flowers

FAIRY KNOLL SPRING CHALLENGE

You have until 11:59pm  EST on Thurs., March 10 to enter your SPRING CARD at FAIRY KNOLL BLOG.  I hope you will come play along with us:)



My card is also for the following challenges:

CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - things with wings
LITTLE MISS MUFFET - designer paper
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - things with wings
DELICIOUS DOODLES - card or project you wish to receive ( I am longing for spring)
STAMP SOMETHING - digi something
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - sketch
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND - spring

CRAFTY HOs' St. Patrick's Day Challenge

Our challenge at CRAFTY HOs' is St. Patrick's Day this week.  You have until 11:59pm EST on Sat., March 13 to enter.  Please NEW creations only!  Can't wait to see your creations.


I have chosen this SUPER SWEET image from CHI CHI MEMORIES for my card.  I hope you like it.

Also fits with the following challenges:

CUTE CARD THURSDAY - signs of spring
SASSY STUDIOS - green as main color
PAPER CUTZ - St. Patrick's Day
STAMP SOMETHING - digi something
STAMPING with DRAGON - green, gold, white and St. Patrick's Day
BUGABOO - anything goes

CRAFTY EMMA - St. Patrick's Day/Good luck
ECP CHALLENGES - green
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - anyhting goes

FRESH BREWED CHALLENGE - USE 3 OR MORE PATTERNED PAPERS

Wow, is it Wednesday already?!?  Where has the week gone!  I am FINALLY (knock on wood) looking forward to a day where I will actually be home for a good chunk of the day.  Hopefully, I may even accomplish something LOL.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG and this week we are challenging you to use 3 or more PATTERNED PAPERS.  Are you up to the challenge?!?  I hope so!  I can't wait to see what you create.  You have until Tues., March 15 to link up your project over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS BLOG.  Also, this challenge is JUST FOR FUN, but you still have the opportunity to enter our PRIZE CHALLENGE which is PINK and PAPER PIECING.  The month challenge ends Tues., April 5th at midnight EST.

Finally, there is a 35% OFF SALE going on at FRESH BREWED SHOP on a variety of DIGI IMAGES including the one I have used on my card today.


I have colored my FRESH BREWED DESIGNS image "Queen for a Day" using Copics and then paper piecing the chair with Basic Grey PP and adding liquid pearl for her slippers.  Sentiment is from Inkadinkado rubber stamp stamped in Staz-on timber brown onto SU textured paper.  Base CS is CTMH and all Patterned Paper (4 different one) is from Basic Greay.  Nellies die used for sentiment and scalloped piece done with Tim Holtz die.  All other cutting done with my paper trimmer.  I hope you like it and that you will come join our challenges!!

Additional challenges entered:

CARD PATTERNS - sketch
MAKE IT COLORFUL - color and shine

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today is the day - GRAND OPENING OF SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS!!

Good morning everyone!  Today is a special day because it marks the opening of SOFTPENCIL's NEW VENTURE SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS!!.  Now you can find all your SOFTPENCIL favorites - Michu the cat, Ratiny the mouse and the rest of their cute animal and children friends on clothing, stationary, wall art and all other kinds of fun stuff!!  So, what are you waiting for - go take a tour of SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS and see for yourself:)

Elizabeth, the FABULOUS and TALENTED creator of SOFTPENCIL of course still offers her amazing digi stamps - all of them have been updated and are cuter than ever!!  This week the DT are playing along with "Happy Easter" digi which features all the SOFTPENCIL animals - Michu and Ratiny plus Sunny the bunny and Perry the dog - surrounding a gorgeour giant Easter egg.


I had such fun coloring this SOFTPENCIL image.  I colored with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura white glaze pen.  I then added JudiKins glaze to the egg for added shine.  I used my new Nesties die to cut out the image.  Base CS is Bazzill textured, riboom is from MFT and flowers are Prima.  All DP is We R Memory Keepers.  Pink piece behind image is a vellum from Marco's Paper and embossed with new Sizzix folder.  Sentiment is from Verve and cut with Nellie's die.  I hope you like it and that you will visit the NEW SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS.  Also, check out the blogs of the other DT members if you have a chance and see their amazing creations (links are in my sidebar).

Other challenges entered:

FUZZY WUZZY - animal plus sketch
DIGI'S WITH ATTITUDE! - anything goes
SIMPLY CREATE - power of flowers
BEE-CRAFTY - spring florals
BUGABOO - anything goes
CRAFTY CALENDAR - spring
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - flowers
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - anyhting goes
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD - spring
THE CRAFTY PAD - use a ribbon

Monday, March 7, 2011

STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG HOP!!

Good morning!!  I hope you have come by for the STAMP-N-DOODLE blog hop.  You should have arrived from JEANETTE'S BLOG.  If you have not come from there, please go back to STAMP-N-DOODLE'S BLOG-A-DOODLE and start at the beginning.  If you have come from Jeanette's, you are on the right track!!

This is AUDREY'S blog.  My card is invisible at the moment but once I complete some last minute things, you will be able to see it:)


From here, you will go to STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP.  Please take a look around the shop, I'm sure you will something you like:)  Also, remember to leave comments at each blog stop along the way in order to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE - all 3 images used in the hop.

Finally, don't forget, you will find our NEW CHALLENGE at BLOG-A-DOODLE today and that is our SPRING CHALLENGE - anything to do with spring!!  You have til 11:59pm EST on March 13 to complete the challenge.  Entry must be NEW (no backlinking) and if you use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image, you will be entered 2x per entry for our random.org winner's drawing.  Good luck and have fun on the hop!!