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Monday, May 30, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY - LACE AND RIBBON

Hello everyone and hope you had a nice MEMORIAL DAY if you celebrate it. I am sorry I have not been around much - besides for both my boys playing in a soccer tournament all weekend, and a neice and a nephew graduating, life has thrown me a bit of a curve ball. Late Sat., I wound up inadvertantly deleting over 2 YEARS worth of pictures from my camera/memory stick. I lost all my pictures from our 2 Disney vacations and many others that I am still sick about 2-3 days later. Anyway, that is why I have been a bit absent.
Heading on to brighter topics, I will be announcing my CANDY WINNERS tomorrow. There are still several peoples' candies from the last set that I have not had time to send yet, but you can ask anyone who wins my candy, you will ALWAYS receive it (sooner or later).

We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our theme this time is LACE AND RIBBON.  Also, this challenge will last for 2 weeks as the DT are taking a short holiday and will be back the following week.  So, you have until Sunday, June 12 at 1pm EST to get your entries posted at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE BLOG.

You do not have to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to play in our challenges, but we'd sure LOVE to see one.  All of Linnie's GORGEOUS images can be found at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and there's a number of FABULOUS NEW sheets and an ADORABLE FREEBIE there for you as well, so go check it out!!


Here is my card.  I am thrilled how it turned out.  I colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image from Sheet #244 with Copics and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  DP from Basic Grey and Fancy Pants Designs, lace from JoAnn, ribbon from my stash, ribbon cut die from Marianne's Dies.  Nellies die used to cut out sentiment from MFT clear and bling is My Mind's Eye.

Other challenges entered:

DELICIOUS DOODLES - lovely lace
FUZZY WUZZY - animal and babies
JUST ADD INK - just add fussy cutting
MAMI DOODLES - let's party
SIMPLY CREATE - special day or event
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - pink and girlie
BASIC GREY - shabby chic
PAPER SUNDAES - shabby chic

Friday, May 27, 2011

NEW CHALLENGE AT SEW MANY CARDS - CIRCLES

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CHALLENGES and it is CIRCLES!!  So, create a project using CIRCLES, and come back to link it up at SEW MANY CHALLENGES before 10pm EST on Thursday, June 2 to be eligible for the PRIZE!  Although you are not required to use a SEW MANY CARDS image, we would sure LOVE to see one!  You can find them all at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP and you will also find this week's AMAZING FRIDAY FREEBIE there, so head on over:)

The DT is working with various images of SEW MANY CARDS "Duncan the Duck" this week.  I chose the one with Duncan carrying letter on his back.  Such a cute image!!  I colored it with Copics and addd Stickles for center of flowers.  All shapes cut with Nesites die.  Papers are SU textured, Basic Grey and Echo Park DP.  Sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Buttons from Bag O'
Buttons, lace from JoAnn.  I hope you like it:)


Other challenges entered:

CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - use your scraps (almost all papers except first 2 layers)
CRAFTY CATZ - pink and green
DELICIOUS DOODLES - lovely lace
PHINDY'S PLACE - summer livin'
 STAMP SOMETHING - use a sentiment

DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY - SKETCH and COLOR CHALLENGE

Hello everyone!  It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY and this week we have a sketch and also color challenge.

Here's the sketch and the colors we'd like to see on your creation:


I love these colors together, so pretty!!  You will have until Thurs., June 9 to enter our challenge.  You are allowed to enter 1 time if you do not use a CARDMADFAIRY IMAGE or AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH if you use a CARDMADFAIRY image.  If using a different image, it MUST be a DIGI.  So, go ahead and create something for our challenge and come back and link it up at DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE BLOG - you will also find the shop by clicking the shop link at the top of the DIGI DAYS with CARDMADFAIRY CHALLENGE BLOG.

I chose 2 different CARDMADFAIRY images - the flower and the bee and colored both with Copics and added Sakura glaze for the bee's wings.  Flower and butterfly are from K and Co.  Flower cut with Nesties and bee with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Base paper is Coredinations, DP is My Mind's Eye and sentiment is from MFT.  Hope you like it and that you will join us:)

Other challenges entered:

FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE - die cuts plus sparkle
LILY PAD - friendship

Thursday, May 26, 2011

KABOODLE DOODLES DISTRESSING CHALLENGE

Again, a combination of Blogger issues and personal stuff this week!  I know the kids will be home and wanting to keep busy, but I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for school to be over - 2 months + off of 6am waking up and of trying to go to bed by 10pm (which I have come to the conclusion is virtually impossible).

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at KABOODLE DOODLES this time and it is to use some kind of DISTRESSING in your project - could be ripping, tearing, crumpling...  You have until 8pm EST on Sunday, May 29 to enter our challenge.  Can't wait to see what you create!!

We are sponsored this week by Deb and her FABULOUS company, THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and I chose to color one of my favorite CRAFTY PAD images "Belinda in Garden."  I colored her with Copics and then ripped the paper around the image.  Other papers used are My Mind's Eye DP, some ripped and daubed with Tim Holtz distess ink.  Butterfly is from K and Co., bling from My Mind's Eye.  Nesties cut out sentiment which is rubber stamp from Memory Box.

Other challenges entered:

CARD CUPIDS - bold and bright
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD - Color my world (Copics)
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - bling it on
SCRAPPY FROGS - birthday
2 SISTERS - use a digi
PINK GEM - aqua, lemon, pink
KB CUTE - girly
SWEET STAMPIN' - in the garden
DELICIOUS DOODLES - let the sun shine
SIMPLY CREATE - special day/event

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY SHOWCASE:)

I cannot believe it is Thursday already, wow, where does the time go?!?  I hope you got to check out my storm pictures below - wow that was just crazy!  It's going to be another busy day on the blog.  Between all Blogger's issues and my life being super busy as the kids' school year and activities come to a close, it seems like I always have lots to post or catch up on!

It's time for THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  You will definitely want to go see the work from the other DT members, as always, their creations are FABULOUS!  If you have time, please stop by their individual blogs (links in my sidebar) and leave them some love.

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES so you will want to go check that out.  Also, there is a DT Call for the DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES team, so if you are interested, please go find out how to apply:)

Make sure you stop by DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and check out all the NEW ITEMS as well as some GREAT SALE ITEMS.


For my card, I chose DIGITAL DELIGHTS IMAGE Boo Boo Bear, which was a previous FREEBIE (make sure you get our NEW FREEBIE on FRIDAY!).  I LOVE this sweet bear and had so much fun coloring it.  I used Copics and then added Stickles for the centers of the flowers.  Image cut with Nesties, background die cut with CHEERY LANE doily, Doodlebug Designs DP used.  Buttons are from DeNami Designs, lace from Webster's Pages.  Textured SU is CS.  Sentiment from MFT cut with Nesties.  Hope you like it!!

Additional challenges entered:

CRITTER CHALLENGE - 3 different solid color papers (pink, orange, green), 2 buttons, ribbon
POLLYCRAFT - Embellishment Bingo - lace, buttons, flowers
PILE IT ON - my beary best friend
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - BEARnecessities
BEARLY MINE - die cuts and lace
LADYBUG's CRAFTS - animals
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS - animal themed
SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE - sketch plus in the garden
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - anything goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS - get well
REPEAT IMPRESSIONS - stitching (faux stitching on paper)


SOME ENCHANTED EVENING with RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE

Thanks for all your concern.  We are all fine - we were all in the house during the storm.  Hopefully there has been no damage to the house or outside - there is at least no glaringly obvious damage, like when a tree branch fell through our roof several summers ago.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE starting today at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and we sure hope you will come play along.  Our challenge is SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, so just create something that follows this theme and link it over at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE by Wednesday, June 1.  2 entries per person please.  Can't wait to see what you create:)

We are so FORTUNATE to be sponsored by the AMAZING CRAFTY ANN'S DIGI SHOP this week, so whoever wins will receive a great prize from CRAFTY ANN's.

For my card, I have used an image from JUST SOME LINES called "Emo Bride and Groom."  I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with scissors.  I trimmed edges of Basic Grey with EK Success corner rounder.  Other cuts done using Nesties.  CS are textured SU papers, flowers and centers from Petaloo, sentiment is from MFT.  I added JudiKins glaze to the flowers Emo Girl is holding.  Hope you like it.



Additional challenges entered:

CRAFT YOUR PASSION - let it all hang out (over edge - middle flowers)
CREATIVE STAMP FRIEND - favorite colors (purples and pinks)
NETTIE G.'s - childhood fantasies
HOUSE OF GILLI - flowers
PAPERWORKS CO. - sketch
DIE CUT DIVAS - celebration
USE IT TUESDAY - flowers and stamp not yet inked
BELLI CHALLENGE - old or forgotten tool (corner rounder)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big HAIL STORM

These pictures were taken at 8:45pm tonight, May 25, 2011 right outside my back door.  This is the remnants from the hail that came down during a massive storm that came through our area.



WHOOPSI DAISY BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE

Well, it appears Blogger is still playing some games, but I wanted to try and do some more catching up anyway and hopefully I will not be sorry.  We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and our theme is BIRTHDAYS!  So, make a card or any project and link to our WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE by 1pm EST on Sunday, May 29 for the chance to win:)

You do not need to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to enter our challenge, but Linnie has so MANY WONDERFUL images, why not use one?!?  Head on over to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP to check out all the latest images as well as a NEW FREEBIE.


I colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image from sheet #248 with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nestie then daubed edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  All DP is Basic Grey and SU textured CS makes up the rest of card.  Bling and pearls are Prima.  Flowers are Recollections as well as from Cheery Lane dies.  Sentiment from Clear dollar stamps and cut with Lifestyle Crafts Die.  Resin flower from Prima.  Hope you like it and will play along:)

Other challenges entered:
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - bling it on
SCRAPPY FROGS - birthday
2 SISTERS - use a digi
PINK GEM - aqua, lemon, pink
HOUSE OF GILLI - flowers
KB CUTE - girly
WOODWARE USA - anything goes
WAGS 'N WHISKERS - circles
UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES - sketch + optional metal (bling)

JUST SOME LINES - BIG HAT KID 3:)

Hi everyone, today is my posting day for JSL girls DT on theJUST SOME LINES BLOG and I get to show off another one of Jehanne's FABULOUS JUST SOME LINES images. I have chosen to use "Big Hat Kid 3" which you can find in JUST SOME LINES SHOP.

I had so much fun working with this adorable image. I colored her with Copics and cut her with Nellie's die, same for yellow circle. Flower/buttons are from Sassafrass Lass. I found this great sentiment at MFT clear stamps. Pearls are from Recollections and all DP is Basic Grey. Sentiment from MFT cut with Nesties die. I sure hope you like it and will stop over at JUST SOME LINES SHOP so you can see all the AMAZING new images that are there!!


Remember, we still have our FIRST CHALLENGE going on and you can find that by clicking HERE. We hope you will play along - Graduation theme and use colors of graduate's school.

Have a great day!!

Additional challenges entered:

DIE CUT DREAMS - sketch
CLEAR IT OUT - using coloring mediums (COPICS)
DIE CUT DIVAS - celebration
DIGITAL TUESDAY - digi plus textur
SCRAP CREATIONS - 3 Design Papers
USE IT TUESDAY - flowers and stamp not yet inked
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - swirly, sentimental sunshine
THE PAPER SHELTER - anything goes

Monday, May 23, 2011

SEW MANY CARDS LACE AND FLOWERS

Doing a little catching up over the next day or so.  Life gets a bit crazy around this time of year - end of current boys' soccer season - games and tournaments, end of school year for all 4 kids (oldest moving on to middle school in the fall), tryouts for boys' fall soccer, 5th grade graduation festivities, multiple field trips, 2 cousin's graduations from high school, etc.  You get the idea... 

Anyhoo, just want to let you know about our challenge going on at SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE BLOG and hope you will come play along with us.  Our theme this week is LACE and FLOWERS.  I am using Duncan with Heart letter as my image, one of the collection of NEW MAY IMAGES at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.   Our challenge is open until 10pm EST on Thursday, May 26, so get your projects made and link them at SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE BLOG for the chance to win images from SEW MANY CARDS!!:)

I colored image with Copics, added JudiKins glaze to hearts, and added Distress Ink for background.  Cuts are all Nesties, some Grand Nesties.  Bling and resin flowers plus DP are Prima.  Sentiment is clear stamp from my stash, flowers are K and Co., ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

Other challenges entered:
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - bling it on
2 SISTERS - use a digi
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE - try something new - Oval card made using Grand Nestie
HOUSE OF GILLI - flowers
CRAFTY EMMA'S - embellish it (flowers, bling, pearls, JudiKins glaze, nesties, ribbon, tag)
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - not square

We also have a WEEKLY FREEBIE available EVERY FRIDAY, so hop on over and pick up this week's FREEBIE at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I have colored my SEW MANY CARDS FREEBIE with Copics, added Stickles for wings and inside of flowers, cut with Nesties.  Brown CS cut with Nellie's die and My Mind's Eye DP cut with Nestie.  Flowers and butterflies from K and Co.  Sentiment from Clear and Simple stampsm cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Bling from Prima, faux stitching is rubber stamped with Staz-On timber brown ink.

Additional challenges entered:
CARD CUPIDS - bold and bright
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - let it all hang out (over the edge - butterfly)
KAREN'S DOODLES - sparkle
POLLYCRAFT CHALLENGE BINGO - flowers, sparkle, tag
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - sparkle
SWEET STAMPIN' - in the garden
DELICIOUS DOODLES - let the sun shine

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JUST SOME LINES FIRST BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE:)

Good Saturday to everyone!!  Just want to let you know that a NEW CHALLENGE has started today over at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and our theme is Graduation/Colors of graduates' school.  This is the first of our BI-WEEKLY challenges, so look for those every other Saturday.  Winner will receive $12 voucher to JUST SOME LINES SHOP!!.  What an AWESOME prize and Jehanne has so many WONDERFUL images to choose from - why not go check it out now!!

You will have until Friday, June 3 at 11:59 EST to enter our challenge at JUST SOME LINES BLOG.  You are not required to use a JUST SOME LINES image, but doing so will get you 2 entries per project in our random.org winner's draw.  Additionally, you can enter our challenge by linking to your galleries on CDAC, PCP, SCS, etc.  Please use JSL1CH as your tag.  I hope you will come join us!!

I have used JUST SOME LINES Graduate Boy 2 for my image.


Additional challenges entered:

2 SISTERS - use a digi
LEXI'S CREATIONS - spots and dots
STAMPING, SCRAPPING CENTRAL - masculine
BUGABOO - summer celebrations
CRAFTY EMMA'S - embellish it (ribbbon, banner, embossing, bling, nesties)
OUR DAILY BREAD - plaid or gingham
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW - Masculine
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE - die cuts and Congratulations
MAMI DOODLES - spots and/or stripes
SIMPLY CREATE - special day/event

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DIGITAL DELIGHTS FREEBIE FRIDAY

Wow, hard to believe another week has gone by and it's time again for FREEBIE FRIDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP!  In order to download your FREEBIE, please head over to DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP  and go to the FREEBIE section.  This week we have a great sentiment for you and it fits perfectly with our FREEBIE from last week Larry Ladybug Graduation topper, which is now available to purchase at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP in case you missed it last week.




To all our fans of DIGI DAY on SNR, we have a NEW and FUN challenge which will take place simultaneously on
You can join one or more, which gives you more chance of winning:)
Here is how the NEW CHALLENGE set up works. Each Friday, DIGITAL DELIGHTS offers a FREEBIE for all our followers.   All you need to do to join our monthly challenge is create a project with one of the FRIDAY FREEBIES from the current month and upload it on the Group site (PCP, SNR or Simply Scrapping).   You can also use more than one of the FREEBIES for the month on the same card or make different projects for each week's FREEBIE.

 The important thing is to get them loaded in the DIGITAL DELIGHTS group on PCP, SNR and/or Simply Scrapping. The winner will be drawn at the end of each month. Winners on PCP and Simply Scrapping will receive 2 images of choice from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP . SNR will have 2 winners - one will receive 2 images of choice from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and the other will receive a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Digital Magazine.

Hope you will join our groups, if you haven't already done so, and come play along.  In case you missed them, here are the links again

CRAFTY HOs' SKETCH CHALLENGE

 Well, this falls into the "better late than never" category.  I made this card for CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE and just hadn't gotten around to posting.  Anyway, I really wanted to share it with you and also encourage you to come play along in our SKETCH CHALLENGE this week at CRAFTY HOs'.  Entries are due by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, May 21 and you may use any products from any companies you wish as long as you follow our CHALLENGE and this week it's a SKETCH by our very talented DT member Scrappy.

I used this FABULOUS WHOOPSI DAISY image (btw, there's a SALE at WHOOPSI DAISY right now that you will want to check out!!) that I colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with nesties then daubed with Tim Holtz distress inks.  Buttons from The Paper Studio, lace from JoAnn, sentiment is Fiskars clear stamp cut with Nesties and bling from My Mind's Eye added.  DP from DCWV and base is American Crafts textured.  Hope you like it:)



Other challenges entered:
CREATIVE COWGIRLS - anything goes
THE CRAFTY PAD - holes (button holes)
SCRAPPY FROGS - anything goes
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - something from stash (buttons)
STAMPING VACATION - Inspired by book title "Why Dogs are Better than Cats"
WORDPLAY CHALLENGE - child
FUZZY WUZZY - animal plus babies
SIMPLY CREATE - something your mom might say

NEW RELEASE TIME AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

It is NEW RELEASE DAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and you will definitely want to head on over and see all the FABBY NEW STUFF!!  There are the new GRILLIN' AND CHILLIN' images, papers, accessories and sentiments in the shop now, so LOTS to choose from and if you are like me, you'll want it ALL!!

Please come and visit the other DT members at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG to see their AMAZING works with the NEW ITEMS.  Also, if you have time, I know they would appreciate a visit to their personal blogs.

Don't forget, a NEW CHALLENGE starts at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES today and we are sponosored by CRAFTY EMMA'S STORE this week and we hope you will come play along:)


I used DIGITAL DELIGHTS "Laid Back Lucy" for my NEW RELEASE image and colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I also used 2 of the DIGI PAPERS from the new line as well as one of the NEW SENTIMENTS.  Lucy and sentiment cut with scissors, shape cut with Nesties.  Sparkly ribbon/lace is from Hobby Lobby and glittery candy dots are Recollections as are flowers.  CS is American Crafts textured.  I hope you like it, let me know:)

Other challenges entered:

CLEAR IT OUT - coloring mediums (Copics and Atyou Spicas)
LADYBUG CRAFTS - use orange
KAREN'S DOODLES - bold and bright
STAMPS R US - use something digital
CRAFTS AND ME - anything goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS - recipe = flower, ribbon, patterned paper
DIVAS BY DESIGN - for the girls
CREATIVE CARD CREW - cute and girly
PAPER PRETTIES - flowers
PENNY'S CHALLENGES - anything goes
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - let it shine
INKSPIRATIONS - sketch

RAINBOW LADY'S NEW CHALLENGE - FLOURISHES:)

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE this week and it's FLOURISHES.   So, use any type of flourishes, whether it's a stamp, on the paper or like me, I used an EF and then added ink to bring out the FLOURISHES.

You have until Weds., May 25 to enter at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE.  You can enter 2 times per person using any images, etc. that you wish.  We are sponsored by the WONDERFUL Steph of Crafting.co.uk, so I hope you will visit her shop!!
I have used this FABULOUS image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP for my card this week.  All DP from My Mind's Eye, textured papers from SY, Nesties used for  squares and circle, SU punch used for sentiment.  Cuttlebug EF used for Flourishes and bling is My Mind's Eye.  Image colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  Hope you like it:)

Other challenges entered:
KENNY K's KRAFTY GIRLZ - die cuts (squares and circle) and punch (scallop circle)
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - anything goes
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - PINK-A-LICIOUS
SKETCHY COLORS - sketch
A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR - anything goes
CLEAR IT OUT - coloring mediums (Copics and Atyou Spicas)
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - floral
TOP TIP TUESDAY - one for the kids
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - cutie patooties
STAMPS R US - use something digital
AMBER'S CRAFTS AND STUFF - dogs/cats
CREATIVE CARD CREW - cute and girly

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BOYS, BOYS and MORE BOYS at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!!

Have we gone BOY CRAZY over at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY BLOG?!?  Well, maybe not completely, but we do have a NEW CHALLENGE and it is to make a card, 3D/altered item or scrapbook page using a boy image or something for a boy.  We hope you will come play along:)  Challenge will be open until Tues., May 31, so get your entries linked up at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY BLOG before then.

Although you do not need to use a DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY image in your creation, you give yourself more opportunities to win by using one.  We have a lot of new offerings in the DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY SHOP so you'll want to be sure and check those out.


I am featuring one of the NEWEST DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY images on my card and it is "Chubby Boy with hat."  I have colored hime with Copics and used textured American Crafts and SU CS as well as My Mind's Eye DP.  Ribbon is from my stash and sentiment is from Memory Box rubber stamps.  American Crafts glitter buttons round it out.  I hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges entered (to follow):
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - anything goes
PAPER SUNDAES - birthday
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS - masculine cut
DIGITAL TUESDAY - seeing stars
PAPERS AND SUCH - birthday
SWEET STAMPS - birthday
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - for a baby or child
LEXI'S CREATIONS - spots or stripes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SOFTPENCIL 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

It's time for SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS Tuesday showcase and an announcement about our 3 year ANNIVERSARY!!  Tomorrow, we will be having a 2 week challenge on SOFTPENCIL BLOG to celebrate our 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!  WOO HOO:)  I sure do hope you will stop by and play along.  Our theme is glitter and rhinestones.

I used SOFTPENCIL image "Charming Flowers" for my projects (my other project will be posted later).  I followed the sketch from SKETCH SATURDAY.  Image is colored with Copics, cut with Nesties, sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist to add sparkle and also Stickles added for wings.   Flowers and rhinestones/pearls are from Prima, bow is lace Organdy from my stash, lace is from Webster's Pages, metal buttons are from My Mind's Eye, sentiment from Northwoods rubber stamps, CS from American Crafts and DP.  I sure hopw you like it and will come join our ANNIVERSARY celebration:) 


Additional challenges entered:

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - glitzy and bling
I DID IT CREATIONS - lace and ribbon (lace on flowers and under brown strip)
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - anything goes

2 SISTERS - how does your garden grow?
OUR CREATIVE CORNER - monochromatic neutrals
ANYTHING GOES - Bingo (from top right diagonally - Lace/ribbon, flowers, punches/die cuts)
CLAUDIA and CO. - b-day card for girl
FLOURISHES - inspired by spring
PAPERS AND SUCH - birthday
TOP TIP TUESDAY - one for the kids
USE IT TUESDAY - bling
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - cutie patooties
CUPCAKE CRAFT - in the garden
MAGICAL MONDAY - mythical/fantasy creature, white plus 1 other color

Monday, May 16, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY - LET'S PUNCH IT!

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY BLOG and this week we want to see those punches!!  You can create anything you like and enter as many times as you wish, as long as you follow the challenge, by 1pm EST, Sunday May 22.  We would sure LOVE to see a WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but it is not required to play in our challenge.


I chose my image from WHOOPSI DAISY sheet #254 and colored her with Copics.  I cut her out with scissors and mounted her on a doily cut from SU CS with a Cheery Lane die.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye and DCWV.   I used a Martha Stewart punch for the strip across the center, 2 different SU scallop punches for the flower plus button from Bag O' Buttons, SU butterfly punch which I added pearls from my stash and SU label punch for sentiment, which is from MFT cling stamp.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Other challenges entered:
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD - color my world (Copics)
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - glitzy and bling
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT - inspired by butterflies
DREAM VALLEY - old and new (old punches, new image and papers)
EMERALD FAERIES - anything goes
PILE IT ON - boys and girls come out to play
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - sentiment plus homemade flower (2 punches plus button)
CREATE 4 FUN - sketch
DESIGNED TO DELIGHT - homemade flower
CRAFTY ANN'S - Happy Birthday
DELICIOUS DOODLES - inspired by beauty
PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - for the girls

THANK YOU CHALLENGE AT FAIRY KNOLL

Our challenge at FAIRY KNOLL this week is Thank You cards.  I don't know about you, but I never seem to have enough thank you cards.  You have until Thurs., May 19 at 10 pm PST to play in our challenge.  Just go and create and thank you project and link it up at FAIRY KNOLL BLOG.  Although you need not use a FAIRY KNOLL image for our challenge, we'd sure LOVE to see one.    All of our images can be found at FAIRY KNOLL SHOP  and you may even find a FREEBIE while you're there:)


I colored my FAIRY KNOLL image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using Nellie's die.  All other cuts done with Nesties.  Edges of image cut out are daubed with Distress ink.  Flower from Petaloo, sentiment from Verve clear stamps, DP from DCWV, buttons from American Crafts and ribbon from my stash.

Other challenges entered:

SCRAPPY FROGS - anything goes
2 SISTERS - how does your gadren grow
FROSTED DESIGNS - use ribbon or twine

ANYTHING GOES PLUS FREEBIE AT SEW MANY CARDS

We have a NEW FREEBIE this week at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP and you can see it below.  It is so beautiful, so I hope you will head on over and get it!:)

I colored my image with Copicsm cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die, backing cut with Nesties as well as sentiment from MFT clear stamps.  Papers are SU textured and My Mind's Eye DP.  I used faux stitching as well.  Hope you like it:)


Other challenges entered:

EMERALD FAERIES - anything goes
2 SISTERS - how does your gadren grow
ELLEPHANTASTIC - birthday
SEND A SMILE FOR KIDS - May flowers
 CRAFTY ANN'S - Happy Birthday
DELICIOUS DOODLES - inspired by beauty
FLOWERET - spring and green
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - spring inspired

There's also a NEW CHALLENGE right now at SEW MANY CHALLENGES and it is ANYTHING GOES!!  You have until 10pm EST on Thurs., May 19 to enter.  Although using a SEW MANY CARDS image is not required, we'd sure love to see one!!

All of the FABULOUS May releases are baby animals and they are just adorable!!  I hope you will check them out at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I am using SEW MANY CARDS baby elephant image which is so cute:)  I colored her with Copics, DP is My Mind's Eye, Pearls from stash, Flowers from Petaloo, lace from Webster's Pages, ribbon from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come join us:)


Other challenges entered:

DREAM VALLEY - old and new (old flowers and ribbon, new image, pearls and papers)
BEE-CRAFTY - birthday for the little ones
EASY CRAFT PROJECTS - pastel colors
FROSTED DESIGNS - use ribbon or twine
FUZZY WUZZY - animal plus babies
AUD SENTIMENTS -no sentiment

STAMPINSANITY MONOCHROMATIC CHALLENGE

Wow, totally catching up today!  Blogger was down and I just couldn't deal with the fact that I lost tons of comments and challenge entries, but I am back today - FINALLY - catching up on everything.  First up is the NEW CHALLENGE over at STAMPINSANITY and it is MONOCHROMATIC.  So go ahead and pull out hues and shades of one color and make something wonderful:)  You can use different colors for the skin, hair, etc.

Our challenge will run until 11:59pm EST on Weds., May 18, so go on over to STAMPINSANITY and show us your MONOCHROMATIC works of art.  STAMPINSANITY images not required to enter, but appreciated:)


CS is Bazzill, flowers from Petaloo.  Cuts done with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  DP are from DCWV, Bo Bunny and Echo Park.  Velvet ribbon/bow from my stash.  Sentiment from MFT clear stamp, daubed with Memento ink.  STAMPINSANITY image colored with Copics.

Other challenges entered:

COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES - color - peach, olive, light green
DREAM VALLEY - old and new (old flowers, new ribbon and papers)
CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY - white plus one
CRAFTY ANN'S - Happy Birthday
DELICIOUS DOODLES - inspired by beauty
FROSTED DESIGNS - use ribbon or twine
PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - for the girls
RAISE THE BAR - {green} apples and oranges
TUESDAY TRIO - sketch
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - monochromatic

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

RAINBOW LADY'S TONS OF TEXTURE CHALLENGE

It's a NEW CHALLENGE this week at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE and this week we are doing TONS OF TEXTURE.  We are once again sponsored by the ADORABLE CHI CHI MEMORIES and we thank them for their generous sponsorship!!

You have until Weds., May 18 to enter our challenge by linking your NEW CREATION at RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE.  Limit of 2 entries per person, but other than that, you can create whatever you want as long as it's NEW and follows the theme:)

My image is from CHI CHI MEMORIES Splash Of Fun set.  I have used Copics, Espresso crushed bits from JudiKins, Liquid Applique, Stickles, textured paper (SU), textured sparkly paper (Bazzill) and sparkly textured DP (DCWV).  Shapes cut with Nesties, MFT die and Lifestyle Crafts die also some embossing done with Cuttlebug folder.  Bling from my stash.  Hope you like it:))

Other challenges entered:

TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES - sketch
CARDS FOR MEN - masculine and for someone special
CRAZY CHALLENGE - anything goes
DIGI DESIGN HOUSE - bling
LEXI'S CREATIONS - friendship
STAMPS and FUN = CREATIVITY - dots
STAMPS R US - masculine
THE RIBBON REEL - yellow and blue

DIGITAL DELIGHTS - THURSDAY SHOWCASE

It's time for another THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and once again, the DT have made some FABULOUS creations for you to come take a look at.  DIGITAL DELIGHTS offers a very extensive and wide range of AMAZING digi images, papers, cut files, sentiments an MORE!!  If you haven't visited DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP or DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG or haven't visited recently, then you DEFINITELY want to go check it out!!  You will always find something that you MUST have:)

For my card today, I have chosen DIGITAL DELIGHTS "Mermaid" plus "Have a Magical Day" sentiment.  I went with mostly blue shades this week.  Image and sentiment are colored with Copics, and I have added twinkling H2O paints for the shell on which Mermaid is sitting and also for the background (water) around her.  I have chosen Nesties dies and MFT border die for the scallops.  Flowers are from Petaloo, Bling from my stash, DP from DCWV and CS from Coredinations and SU.  I hope you like it:)

Also, don't forget, a NEW CHALLENGE begins today at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will head on over and join our challenge:)

Other challenges I entered:

EVERYBODY-ART-CHALLENGE - flowers
FLOURISHES - anything goes
PAPERS AND SUCH ONLINE - birthday cards
TOP TIP TUESDAY - flowers
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - die cuts
USE IT TUESDAY - bling
CRAZY CHALLENGE - anything goes
INCY WINCY - Mother's Day/Girly
NETTIE G.'s DIGITAL GEMS - everyday is Mother's Day
THE SWEET STOP - sketch

FREEBIE FRIDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Card I made with Bizzy Bee FRIDAY FREEBIE from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP - click on "Freebie" section.


Other challenges entered:
IF THE SHOE FITS... - the color green
FLOWERET - green and spring
PHINDY'S PLACE - embossing (light orange/3rd layer)
PAPER PRETTIES - sketch

JUST SOME LINES CUTE KITTEN

Happy Wednesday to all!  Today is my DT posting day at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and I am showing off one of Just Some Lines FABBY cat images - this one is called "Little Kitten 2" and can be found in the JUST SOME LINES SHOP under "animals." As many of you know, I can never seem to color cats just one color - I usually give them spots, but this time I decided to make all different colors of fur. It was fun and I am happy how it turned out. I hope you like it as well. Please let me know:)
JUST SOME LINES image is colored with Copics, cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies and mounted on Basic Grey DP. Cardstock is from SU and Bazzill, pleated ribbon is from JoAnn. Flowers are from Prima. I also used a Cuttlebug EF on the green piece (hard to see) and the orange DP is K and Co. I hope that you like it and will stop by Just Some Lines shop to check out Jehanne's AMAZING images:) Don't forget also 35 % off in the JUST SOME LINES SHOP thru tomorrow, May 12!! Hugs and Happy Wednesday!!

Other challenges entered to follow:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

STARRY NIGHT WITH SOFTPENCIL!!

Since I was gone all weekend and didn't have any of my trusty crafting supplies, I spent the parts of the weekend when I wasn't watching soccer looking through crafting magazines.   I feel like I really learned a lot of stuff about blending and other fun techniques.  I also realized that I hadn't done much in the way of anything but a card type projects lately and decided SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS NEW IMAGE "Starry Night" would make the perfect ornament or something you could hang on your wall or door, so - VOILA!




I found this awesome sentiment from MY FAVORITE THINGS clear stamps that goes so perfectly with this image!!

Just a reminder that SOFTPENCIL and Elizabeth, the owner, creator and illustrator behind SOFTPENCIL and Tiny Twinies, are celebrating our 3RD ANNIVERSARY this month, so stay tuned for more details on that.  There will be lots of fun stuff going on.

Additionally, select SOFTPENCIL images will be available in RUBBER STAMP form through an EXCLUSIVE licensing arrangement with SOFTPENCIL and THE ANGEL CO. beginning in June!!  This is so exciting, it has always been Elizabeth's dream to have her images available in rubber and now it's coming true!!  YAY ELIZABETH, we are all SOOO EXCITED for you:)

Please check out SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS and SOFTPENCIL BLOG for more updates.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY'S THINGS WITH WINGS CHALLENGE

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and our challenge is THINGS WITH WINGS.  So go ahead and show us your things with wings:)

You have until Sunday, May 15 at 1pm EST to enter our challenge.  Just make a card, layout or other project using our theme of THINGS WITH WINGS and enter is at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.

Although you don't have to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to play in our challenge, we'd sure LOVE to see one!  You can find all Linnie's FABULOUS image sheets at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and for a LIMITED TIME, they are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE, which is an AMAZING deal!!  Plus, there's a NEW FREEBIE for you to grab.  So, I hope you will visit.

I found the instructions for this fold at Shelly's Images Blog in a tutorial by my friend Amanda.  Her card was so WONDERFUL, I just had to try it and I LOVE the results.  I used WHOOPSI DAISY image from Sheet 250.  I just love this beauty!  I colored her with Copics and added Stickles for the wings.  Base CS is SU, as is green that is cut with Cheery Lane doily die, DP is DCWV, butterflies are K and Co.  Sentiment is from Verve clear stamps, cut with Nesties and daubed with Ranger distress ink.  Hope you like it:)

Other challenges entered:

CRAFTY CATZ - quote or sentiment
DELICIOUS DOODLES - mythical/fantasy
PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - for the girls
IF THE SHOE FITS... - the color green
MAMI DOODLES - Let's get girly
RAISE THE BAR - flower power
SIMPLY CREATE - something a mom would say
STAMP SOMETHING - use a digi
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellies (2 butterflies and silver braided ribbon)
WAGS 'N WHISKERS - use die cut or punch (die cuts)
ART IMPRESSIONS - bling, glitter, sparkle
COLOUR CREATE - aqua, green, purple, white
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - purple and lace
DO YOU STACK UP - purple
PAPER PLAY - show us your style (coloring/shading with Copics on digi images)
SOME ODD GIRL - different shaped card

CRAFTY HOS' COLOR CHALLENGE - PINK, BLACK and a SPLASH OF GREEN

Good morning and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the moms out in blogland.  Hope it is a wonderful day for all of you.  I am actually out of town for my younger son's soccer tournament and they made it to the finals, so YAY for the team, but means I won't be home til later today - oh well...  I am very happy for my son:)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY HOs' CHALLENGE and it is a COLOR CHALLENGE this week.  Our challenge is to use BLACK, PINK and a SPLASH OF GREEN!  You have until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, May 14 to enter your creation at CRAFTY HOs'.  Can't wait to see what you come up with:)


For my card, I used an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS which I colored with Copics and cut using Nesties.  Papers are from SU (black and gray CS) and DCWV (DP).  I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the gray piece, lace is from Craft Brulee, and lacey pink ribbon from JoAnn.  Sentiment is from Fiskars rubber stamps and is cut with Nesties and Prima bling attached.

Other challenges entered:
PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - for the girls
MAMI DOODLES - Let's get girly
PHINDY'S PLACE - embossing (grey piece)
STAMP SOMETHING - use a digi
PAPER PLAY - show us your style (coloring/shading with Copics on digi images)
PAPER ROMANCE - favorite die (punched out scallop circle from Nesties)
SHELLY'S IMAGES - sugar and spice, i.e., girly and sweet
SOUTHERN GIRLS - let's hear it for the girls

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I'm BACK at FAIRY KNOLL and it's MOTHER'S DAY CHALLENGE!

Hello everyone!!  After about 6 weeks of hiatus, I am back with FAIRY KNOLL and I am SUPER excited to be working with Brandi and the girls on the DT as well of all Brandi's FABBY images!  If you haven't been to FAIRY KNOLL SHOP or even if you have, you should definitely go (back) and check it out.  Brandi's NEW IMAGES are AMAZING and I know you will want to play with them:)

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at FAIRY KNOLL BLOG and I hope you will play along.  Our theme this time is MOTHER'S DAY.  You can use any images you like, but we'd love to see you use a FAIRY KNOLL image:)  Our challenge runs until May 12, 5pm PST and you can enter twice.  Can't wait to see your creations:)


For my card, I chose to color in FAIRY KNOLL image "Victoria."  I really like her because she looks sassy and I LOVE sassy girls!!  (Some may even say I can be sassy sometimes;)).  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  All shapes cut using Nesties.  I think the image looks slightly blurry for some reason, but I am not at home, so I cannot retake the picture.  I have used DP from DCWV, flowers from Petaloo, buttons from Bag O' Buttons, CS from Coredinations and ribbon from SU.  Sentiment is from Fiskars Clear Stamps.

Other challenges entered:
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - for a loved one
 PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS - for the girls
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE - Mother's Day
PAPER CUTZ - Mother's Day
RAISE THE BAR - flower power
AI FACTORY - mother's day