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Friday, September 30, 2011

NEW RELEASES AND BLOG HOP AT SEW MANY CARDS!!!

Hi everyone and welcome to our SEW MANY CARDS OCTOBER NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!!  I hope you are enjoying all the new releases for October, they are all super cute!!

You should have arrived from Zahreen's Blog, if you have not come from there, please go back to SEW MANY CHALLENGES and start at the beginning.

YOU ARE NOW at Audrey's Blog.  I have used "Baily Bear as Scarecrow" for today's hop.  I hope you like my interpretation.  I have colored Baily with Copics and Atyou Spicas and then done some paper piecing with DP from Cloud 9 Design and then cut out using Lifestyle Crafts die.  All other DP is from Fancy Pants Design.  Flowers are Prima, all textured CS is SU and sentiment as well as die used to cut out sentiment are from Memory Box.

 Other challenges entered:

I BRAKE FOR CHALLENGES - fall
LITTLE DARLINGS - fall or Halloween
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - anything goes
FOREVER FRIENDS - animal and paper piecing
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - spooky Halloween
RAINBOW LADY'S CHALLENGE - Autumn and flowers
STAMPIN' B's - Halloween
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE - die cuts plus shabby chic/vintage
GLITTER GEEKS - shabby chic
SKETCH AND STASH - sketch

We also have a new ALMOST FREEBIE for you this week.  To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month, Angela has designed images to reflect support of Breast Cancer research, patients and survivors.  The first of these is Baily Bear holding the Pink ribbon.  He can be found at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP .

 One of my very best friends was just pronounced a SURVIVOR - 5 years clean as of this May, so this card is in celebration of her!

I colored Baily with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Nellies die as I did with paper behind Bailey, which is embossed.  All embossing done with Cuttlebug and Sizzix EF.  Other papers are Basic Grey and JillieBean Soup.  JudiKins glitter used for ribbon, flowers are Prima and ribbon is from my stash.  Hope you like it!!

Btw, before I get you off to the next blog, I want to let you know we have a CHALLENGE this week as well and it is ANYTHING GOES, so, I hope you will come play along!!

Your next stop will be  Juelmarie's Blog, so hop on over and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

AI FACTORY - tri colors (pink, brown, white)
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - lots of layers (6)
DUTCH DARE - bingo (ribbon, flowers, die cut)
MIDNIGHT MADNESS - sketch
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY - anything goes

Thursday, September 29, 2011

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY AND NEW FORUM GROUP TO JOIN!!!

Good morning all!  Yay it's Thursday, which means just 1 more day til the weekend - WOO HOO!  It also means it's time for THURSDAY SHOWCASE over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  As always, the DIGITAL DELIGHTS DT girls have made some FABULOUS creations that you won't want to miss.  So, head on over to DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and check them out.  I'm certain the girls would also love a visit to their personal blogs if you have a chance:)

Some other EXCITING NEWS - we have a NEW FORUM GROUP!!  This is especially exciting for me because I am DIGITAL DELIGHTS senior DT groups coordinator.  We are now part of the AMAZING Crafter's Cafe and you can find us by clicking the following link: DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP at THE CRAFTER'S CAFE.  Once we get 100 members in the group, Wendy, aka Louby Loo, will give us an EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE, so come join us today!!

Additionally, we've got a FABULOUS SALE going on at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP which includes lots of SUPER images and sentiments.  Make sure you check back tomorrow for the new FREEBIE (OR ALMOST) FRIDAY.

Finally, there's a NEW CHALLENGE this week at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and I'm certain the girls have a FUN new challenge for you to play along!!

All the images and sentiment used on my card can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have chosen my sentiment from Halloween Sentiments Set 1, then added images Ghillie Ghost and Halloween Toppers.  I went with a tri fold today and really had fun coloring and cutting out all the different images.  I used Copics and Atyou Spicas for coloring and added Stickles to the little devil's ears and tail.  Flowers are from Prima and Recollections, bling is Prima, sentiment cut with Nesties and all DP is Doodlebug Designs.  Hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges entered: CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - fall colors CRAFTS AND ME - flowers FRESH BREWED - Autumn
I BRAKE FOR CHALLENGES - fall
LITTLE DARLINGS - fall or Halloween
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - dress up
THE PIXIE COTTAGE - pop it up
365 CARDS - triple it (3 different methods on sentiment - colored with Copics, cut with Nesties, attached with pop sqaures)
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK - fall and fancy fold
ART IMPRESSIONS - Halloween
LITTLE MISS MUFFET - animals and monsters

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WONDERLAND WEDNESDAY WITH JUST SOME LINES

Alice in Wonderland that is:)  It's my posting day over at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and I am using Emo Alice from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I love this sweet image amd just wanted to make her very subdued, so she is colored with some nice purples and greys and I like this color combo of Copics for blond hair - E50, Y21, Y26 and Y28 - just very soft and peaceful.  I added some brighter colors for the papers - using some textured red from SU with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a nice textured pink.  DP is Bo Bunny and I am not sure where the cupcake paper is from, but I just love it. 
I made the sentiment using Word - thought it fit well with the image.  Flowers are some of the new Primas and I love them - nice and small and delicate with sparkle, just perfect.  I cut the image and backing with Nesties and used a Lifestyle Crafts die that I maneuvered around to fit the sentiment perfectly.  I sure hope you like it!!

Additonal challenges entered:

CRAFTS AND ME - flowers
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY - anything goes
INKY IMPRESSIONS - punches or die cuts
THE PAPER SHELTER - for the girls
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY - anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMP - anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS - it's a girl thing
JEN'S DIGI STAMPS - it's a girl thing
PARTY TIME TUESDAY - anything goes
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES - sketch

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE (new DT) and NEW CHALLENGE!!

Morning all!  First off, let me announce that I am THRILLED to be part of the DT at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE BLOG!!  We have challenges every other Tuesday and I can't wait for all of you to come play along!!  Our challenge this week is CHANGING OF SEASON (from summer to fall), so make something that represents this change:)

I have chosen "Cynthia fairy's Halloween tea social" from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE SHOP as my image.  While you are not required to use a TSB image to play in our challenge, it will give you 2 ENTRIES instead of 1 into our random.org winner's draw.  Additionally, if you do a scrapbook/page layout, you will receive 2 ENTRIES into the draw.  I hope you will go check out THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE SHOP - you'll be glad you did!!

Also, don't forget to come visit THE CRAFTER'S CAFE, an AMAZING forum for crafters to come hang out.  Hope to see you there!!


I colored my TSB image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut her out using Lifestyle Crafts die, which I also used for backing layer.  I just love this fun image!  I added Stickles for the wings.  I chose blingy paper from DCWV, and polka dot paper from Bo Bunny.  Card base is textured SU.  Flowers , bling and pearls are from Prima.  Sentiment is from Northwoods rubber stamps and tag cut with Nellie's die and then attatched with twine from my stash.  I sure hope you like it and that you will come play along at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE BLOG!!  New creations only please and you have until Monday, Oct. 10 to submit your entries:)

Additional challenges followed:

PINK GEM CHALLENGE - sketch
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES - Halloween card or decor
HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM - Halloween
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS - things with wings
STEMPELSONNE - stamp as main focus and Autumn

Monday, September 26, 2011

DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE - MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS!!

Well, a little late this week due to new internet provider installation on Friday, which pretty much put me a day or 2 behind and then busy Sat. with the boys both having soccer games and bowling league.  But, better late than never, right?!?

Anyway, we have a fun NEW CHALLENGE this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE and our challenge this week is MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS!!  I sure hope you will come and join us. 

While it is not required for you to use images from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, we would LOVE to see one!!  We are even offering PRIZE of 2 IMAGES OF CHOICE from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS to a random.org chosen entrant from those using DI'S IMAGES on their creations (sorry creations using Freebies given through the shop will not be included in the additional drawing).

Everyone who enters will also be eligible for our SPONSOR PRIZE, and this week, we have the AMAZING JOANNA SHEEN as our sponsor and she is offering $10 voucher to her shop JOANNA SHEEN SHOP.


For my card this week, I chose "Little Lou with duck" from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS as my image.  I just love Little Lou, she's so cute:)


DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - die cut divas (all shapes, label and flowers are die cuts)
DRUNKEN STAMPERS - get well/thinking of you
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY - Autumn theme
RAISE THE BAR - things with wings - duck
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - what a cutie

CUTTING AND PUNCHING AT THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR WITH PAPER CUPCAKES

It's Monday again - why does the weekend always seem to fly by?!?  We have another FABULOUS challenge for you at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR with PAPER CUPCAKES.  Our theme this week is PUNCHES AND CUTS - that's crafting punches and die cuts of course:)

Our challenge goes until Sunday, Oct. 2nd and we hope you will come play along.  While it is not necessary to use an image from PAPER CUPCAKES, we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  Plus, if you use a PAPER CUPCAKES image, you will get an extra entry for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner!!


This week, I chose "Praise Him" for my image, WOW do I LOVE this image!!  I colored it with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut using Nesties.  Papers are from Jillibean, ribbon from Michael's, sentiment is clear stamp and punched base and background using SU punches.  Bling is from My Mind's Eye.  I hope you like it!!

Other challenges entered:

PAPER SUNDAES - anything goes
RIBBON GIRLS - use ribbon plus brown and green
DRUNKEN STAMPERS - get well/thinking of you
CARD MAKIN MAMAS - punches (sentiment and backing)
JELLYPARK - Design Seeds palette - stem tones
MAMI DOODLES - sketch

Sunday, September 25, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY - LET'S MAKE OUR OWN EMBELLISHMENTS!!

We've got a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week, and our CHALLENGE is MAKE YOUR OWN EMBELLISHMENTS!!  You will have until Sunday, Oct. 2 at noon EST to enter our challenge.

You are not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to enter our challenge, but we are always THRILLED to see one on your creations and Linnie has such an AMAZING collection of image choices, why not pick up some?  You get 4 images on each sheet for a very nice price - go check them out at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you'll be glad you did!!


My card today features this beauty from sheet #21.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I made the lace using a Martha Stewart border punch, the flowers using die cuts and SU punches and the butterflies using SU punches, a Cuttlebug EF and pearls from Bo Bunny.  Sentiment is from a clear Technique Tuesday stamp.  Papers are from SU and CTMH, DP from Bo Bunny, Doodlebug Designs and my stash.    I hope you like it and come play along at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE!!

Additional challenges entered: 

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - step out of comfort zone - made own embellishments (flowers, butterflies and lace)
CARD MAKIN MAMAS - punches (lace is border punch and butterflies from punch)
OUR CRAFT LOUNGE - patterned papers
THE STAMP MAN - pears or pairs (pair of butterflies)
SWEET N' SASSY - border punch (I used it in the middle of card)

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Challenge #81 .. Favorites

Well its been such a fun week here at Stitchy Bear Stamps.. The creators have been stacking the shelves with lots of yummy digi images for you to buy and create your fantabulous creations with.
Just as a thankyou to all our visitors Stitchy is giving you a FREE DIGI image named Starr... she is adorable !! You can get her by visiting Stitchy Bear Stamps.. adding Starr to you basket and any other goodies that you may wish to purchase whilst you are there ;O) ... When it gets to the coupons/ discount code section add a7b8ebc33b to there and Starr will be free .. Simple as that :O) - But you have to hurry, you only have til Midnight tonight to get her for free, that is Midnight in NYC time!!!
You can then of course use Starr to join in a challenge at One Stitch At A Time challenge blog.
Remember to put #3 after your name and you will be entered into our Top 3 .. So its win win :O)

To be chosen for Top 3 you must use a StitchyBear Digital Stamps product. If you do use a SBDS digi please put #3 after your name when you enter. That way you won't miss a chance for Top 3 spot

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This week we want you to use your favorites :O) So whatever you love when making cards, this is the week to spread your wings and fly with your favorites.

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Our Fantastic Sponsor this week is
My card is made with an image from Sue/Beary Dust Stamps.


SPARKLES FORUM - something that sparkles
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - favorite color (purple)
LILY PAD - bling
WILLOW SKETCHIE - sketch

Friday, September 23, 2011

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP OVALS AT SEW MANY CARDS!!

Hello all and HAPPY FRIDAY!  I love Fridays b/c it means the weekend is knocking at the door - better go open it so the weekend can enter LOL:)  It is actually raining and rather nasty here and a wee bit colder, but not too bad (low 60s).

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CHALLENGES this week and it is to use OVALS on your project.  I use ovals all the time, so this was great fun for me!!

You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, Sept. 29 to enter our challenge.  While it is not necessary to use an image from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, we'd sure love to see one!  Plus, we have a new ALMOST FREE FRIDAY image for you at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, so head on over and pick that up!


I used last week's ALMOST FREE FRIDAY image for my creation today.  I printed it in 3 different sizes and colored them all exactly the same to make my own version of decoupage.  I think it tuned out pretty cool.  I cut the images out with scissors and used pop dots to stack them.  All perfect ovals cut with Cheery Lynn dies and all funky ovals cut with Nesties.  Not sure where Happy Birthday DP is from but other papers are Prism and SU textured CS and Basic Grey and Pebbles Inc. DP.  Flourish of pearls and gems from Prima.  Hope you like it!!

Additional challenges entered:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHT!!

This is Audrey, see Audrey run, see Audrey jump, see Audrey throw cable modem OUT THE WINDOW!!  All I can say is thank goodness I am getting NEW INTERNET SERVICE installed tomorrow (and thank goodness for autoposting, when it works).

My current modem/internet provider has not been my friend for several months now, but with summer and all 4 kids home, I didn't really have time to deal with changing providers, etc. until about a month ago.  Of course, the new provider was scheduled out a month ahead, but FINALLY, tomorrow is the day for new service!  I will have no service, however, for some of the afternoon tomorrow due to the change and installing of the new stuff, but hopefully, the problems will be much much less after (I would say the problems will be eliminated, but I have been around long enough to know nothing on this Earth is perfect).

Anyhow, is THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am super excited about my card today.  You know how sometimes your crafting just all comes together so well and you LOVE the result?!?  Well, that has happened with my offering this week.  I had so much fun making it and just really psyched at the result.  I have used 3 different images from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP  - Mickey Monkey, Happy Dance Nesbit (dog) and Hip Hop Myrtle.

I have colored my DIGITAL DELIGHTS images with Copics and added flower soft for Nesbit's chin and sparkly fluff for Mickey's tummy.  All images cut with Nesties and daubed with Memento and Staz-on Inks.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp (Hero Arts) and both labels cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Flowers are from Petaloo and butterfly is from K and Co.  I used the side stair step fold and DP is from Doodlebug Design and CS is SU.  Hope you like it!!

If you have time today, please visit DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and check out all the AMAZING DT ladies' projects.  Also, there's a NEW CHALLENGE at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so make sure you stop by and check it out!!


GINGERLOFT - distressed/vintage
HERE COMES THE BOYS - bingo - die cuts, cute image and metal (inside flowers)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WE'RE FELINE THANKFUL WITH A BIG BLOG HOP AND LOTS OF PRIZES!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our FELINE THANKFUL BLOG PARTY and HOP!! We are SO THRILLED you have chosen to party with us. We have organized this blog party to thank all of those who have joined us as followers - over 1800 of you and counting!! We want to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who have been so supportive of this wonderful blog that tracks over 500 challenges!



A very SPECIAL THANK YOU to KAREN HOWARD, who started this blog just over a year ago and actually ran it solo for quite awhile. Now a team of 14 ladies make up the DT for Feline Playful, led by SHELLEY and we continue to add NEW CHALLENGES almost daily including winners for those challenges, DT calls, blog candy and more.

We are hosting this BLOG PARTY to say "THANKS!!" to all our followers for their continuing support. We have joined forces with a very long list of FANTASTIC SPONSORS who have donated images, store credit/$ vouchers and Guest DT Spots to PARTY WINNERS.

There are 3 WAYS TO WIN:

1. JOIN THE BLOG HOP - Our blog hop starts September 21 at 9:00 am (GMT) - which just happens to be the International Day of Gratitude - and ends September 27 at 9:00 pm (GMT). Each DT member (we have both past and present DT members playing along) will be awarding prizes at the end of the week to random commentors on their blog. And commentors will also be entered into a GRAND PRIZE draw at the end of the week. The hop order will be as follows:
Please remember to follow the order of the hop so that you don't miss any of the DT members posts. If you get lost along the way, please return here, to FELINE PLAYFUL to find the hop order. Most of all, have fun and remember to keep coming back to FELINE PLAYFUL  for all challenge listings, etc. each day.

2. FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE - Each DT member on the blog hop will share a letter on their blog. Once you have all the letters, unscramble them to discover a secret message. E-mail your answer to felineplayful@gmail.com All correct answers will be entered into a draw for a GRAND PRIZE.

3. VISIT FELINE PLAYFUL - Enter your name using Mr Linky and you will be entered to win one of our DAILY PRIZES. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win all week long (but you do need to be a follower of FELINE PLAYFUL please). At the end of the week we will also be selecting at least 1 GRAND PRIZE winner. 

Most importantly, have fun and THANK YOU for your continued support of FELINE PLAYFUL.  For my card today, I chose an image from one of our AMAZING sponsors - DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS - the image is called "Who Do I pick" and it's such a sweet image and I had great fun coloring it!

I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut our using Nesties.  Papers are from Papertrey Ink, SU and DCWV and all DP from K and Co.  Embossing folder from Cuttlebug, flowers from Recollections, buttons from JoAnn multipack, sentiment from MFT and ribbons from SU.  I sure hope you like it, and once again THANK YOU!!

My Secret Letter is M

Monday, September 19, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY's SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE this week - COME JOIN US!!

We're going SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE  and I hope you will come join the fun!!  Now I have to admit, although I LOVE the look of vintage or shabby chic creations, they are always a genre of card making that I have struggled with.  Thankfully, Linnie has so many fabulous images at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP that I had no trouble finding a perfect image for my project.

I have colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image from Sheet #21 with Copics and cut out using Nesties and then daubed with Distress ink.  Pearls, bling and flower with Crocheted leaves are from Recollections.  Lace is from my stash.  Sentiment is from SU and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with Memento ink.  CS is textured SU and all DP is from K and Co.


You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, Sept. 25 to enter our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  While we'd sure LOVE to see an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP you are not required to use one to enter our challenge, however, you will want to go visit the shop because there's a new FREEBIE and also Linnie is offering the AWESOME Buy One Sheet, Get One Sheet free deal again for a limited time, so take advantage of that fabulous deal!!  Hugs:)


Additional Challenges entered:

DECONSTRUCTED SKETCH - sketch
CREAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS - happy birthday
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - birthday
STAMPAVIE AND MORE - pearls and lace
ART IMPRESSIONS - favorite stamp
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - fall into fall
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - sparkle
PAPERWORKS CO. - distressing, lace and pearls
WAGS N' WHISKERS - lace
CRAFTY EMMA - Embellish (at least 4 different - flower, crochet leaves, tag, pearls, flourishes, bling, lace)
 ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE - girly
SCRAP, STAMP AND DOODLE - birthday
THE CRAFTY PAD - sparkly gems
GINGERLOFT - distressed/vintage
SCRAPPY FROGS - vintage
OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS - fall colors

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL AT THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR with PAPER CUPCAKE

Hey everone and welcome to our NEW CHALLENGE at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR with PAPER CUPCAKES!!   This week DT member Tammylee Newberry brings us our challenge. She would like to see us make a card or a project for "Someone Special" . This leaves your creativity wide open to make "something speical" for "someone special"!

You do not need to use one of our digital images to play along, but of course we would love to see a Paper Cupcakes image used. Please note: Everyone that uses a Paper Cupcakes image will be entered into the drawing twice to win.

If you don't have a Paper Cupcakes image and would like to use one you can find the below image "Flower Cupcake with Butterfly" HERE.   You can always pick your own out at the Paper Cupcake's store which you can find HERE.

For my project this week, I decided to make some little gifties.  I used a Sizzix Pro die to create this cupcake box.  I decorated it with Kaisercraft papers and then added clear acetate for the window at the top.  I then used Paper Cupcakes image "fairy cupcake," which you can find HERE to make a bookmark.  The bookmark goes inside the little box and you could also add a cupcake if you so desired.  Makes a great gift!!

Sentiment is computer generated and cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix "movers and shapers" die.  Bookmark also made using Sizzix die.  Stickles and liquid pearls added to image and coloring done with Copics.  Sparkly lace on bookmark from my stash.  I sure hop you like it.  Let me know:)


Additional Challenges entered:

FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY - fairy and anything goes
THE PAPER SHELTER fairies or elves
JEN'S DIGI STAMPS - anything but a card
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - sparkle
CLEARLY INSPIRED - glitter
CREATIONS BY GILL M. - cute as a cupcake
DESIGNED TO DELIGHT - glitter and girl

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TIME TO PUNCH IT OUT AT ONE STITCH AT A TIME (OSAAT)

It's Sunday, which means time for a NEW CHALLENGE at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and this time our challenge is PUNCH IT - so get out those shape, border and any other punches you may have and let's see what you've got!!

The STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP has been completely overhauled this past week and you are going to LOVE the new shop!!  Be sure to go watch us grow HERE

Anyone can play in our challenges - any image from any co., etc. - you have until Sat., Sept. 24 to enter your creation.  To be chosen for Top 3, however, you must use a StitchyBear Digital Stamps product. If you do use a SBDS digi please put #3 after your name when you enter. That way you won't miss a chance for Top 3 spot


Our fantastic sponsor for this week is
One Lucky winner will win a £10 voucher to spend instore.

For my card this week, I am working with Barbara Jensen's image "Little Bea."  This image is so sweet.  I had great fun coloring her with my Copics.  I added a bunch of layers using Basic Grey DP and textured CS from SU.  I also added flower chipboard stickers from K and Co. and Prima bling and pearls.  Sentiment is a Rubber Romance rubber stamp and cut with punch and daubed with Memento ink.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!
Additional challenges entered:
THE PIXIE COTTAGE - sketch
RUBY'S RAINBOW - for a girl
THE PAPER VARIETY - use stickers (flowers)
COLOUR CREATE - pink, brown, white and cream
CARDMADFAIRY - digi plus lots of layers (6)
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - punches
FROSTED DESIGNS - punches
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - Tickled pink
ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE - girly
SWEET STAMPIN - flowers
CARD CUPIDS - anything goes
CORROSIVE - die cuts/punches
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX - anything goes
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON - 3D or decoupage

Saturday, September 17, 2011

REMINDER - JUST SOME LINES BABY CHALLENGE

Hey everyone!   I am here to remind you of our FABULOUS CHALLENGE going on right now at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and it's a BABY CHALLENGE - so make a card or project that has something to do with babies and come enter it here by 11:59pm EST on Friday, Sept. 23 for the chance to win $12 voucher to JUST SOME LINES SHOP!!

You can find the challenge by clicking HERE or click on the challenge badge in the upper left side bar of the blog. Remember, you are not required to use a JUST SOME LINES image, but we'd LOVE to see one if you've got one!! Jehanne has many AWESOME baby images in the shop.

Today, I am sharing a card I made using the image "Pealet - just peaing around" from JUST SOME LINES SHOP. I love this adorable image. I colored it with Copics and cut with my new Nesties then daubed with Memento ink. Stickers are from K and Co., sentiment is computer generated, lace is from my stash. All DP is from Basic Grey and all CS is SU textured. I hope you like it and will come play along with our challenge!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? PLUS NEW CHALLENGE AT POODLE'S PARLOUR:)

Ok, so if you believe in the rule of 3, I should be done with disasters and issues for a while (but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed just in case LOL).  First, internet problems, 2nd youngest child gets in trouble at school yesterday, but now for the TOPPER!!  Tonight, after I had gotten the kids to take out the trash, clean the great room and dry and put away the dishes from the day, my older son, who is 10, goes #1 and flushes the toilet in the kids' bathroom.  All of a sudden, OVERFLOW and water EVERYWHERE!!  I was on computer at time and our computer room is right below kids' bathroom and I hear this pelting noise and realize it is water coming through the floodlight ring onto my carpet.  Best part - hubby out at meeting for boys' soccer teams tournament, so just me and everything had to be taken out of bathroom b/c water was all over the floor.  Uck!  Pretty sure a pipe burst or something b/c the kids overflow the toilet more often than anyone would like, but this is the first time it has "rained" in the computer room!!  (Also, there's some nasty musty smell, so I will be deep cleaning the carpet today).

But, on a more positive note, I am happy to announce that I will be serving on the DT for THE POODLES PARLOUR - woo hoo!!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week and the theme is TEA PARTY!!  Although you don't need to use a POODLE DIGI DOODLES image to play along, you can find them all at POODLES DIGI DOODLES SHOP and if you do use one of our images, you get points toward FREE DIGI IMAGES from POODLES DIGI DOODLES SHOP!!

For my card today, I chose "A Cute Little Chef" from POODLES DIGI DOODLES SHOP and I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and then paper pieced her hat and apron with Basic Grey paper.  Other DP is also Basic grey, textured CS is from SU, flowers are Prima, Cuttlebug EF folder used on light brown triangle.  Nesties used to cut image and background.  Lifestyle Crafts dies used to cut sentiment which is from "My Cute Stamps" clear stamps.  Ribbon from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!


Additional Challenges:

DIGITSTAMPS 4 JOY - fall colors
PAPER PRETTIES - earth elements colors
RUBY'S RAINBOW - for a girl
YOUR NEXT STAMP - paper piecing
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - embossing
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG - fall into fall
CRAFTY RIBBONS - anything goes
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - Autumn colors
THE RUBBER CAFE - fabulous fall

Thursday, September 15, 2011

TECHNOLOGY IS UP 1-0, BUT I SEE A COMEBACK, PLUS NEW CANDY:)

Well, technology has kept me off the internet/out of blogosphere for about 24 hrs. give or take, but I am mounting a comeback and coming on strong!!  Not sure if my modem, AOL, blogger or my router is to blame, and it couldn't possibly be user error;), but I am back with NEW CANDY (see above and find Mr. Linky at bottom of blog to play along) and a NEW PROJECT for THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.

Today I am using one of my very favorite images from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP  - Myrtle the Turtle moving house, and "Dropping a line..." sentiment.  I love this image and had such a great coloring it.  I used Copics and then cut out using Nellie's as I did with background piece which is embossed with Cuttlebug EF.  Flowers are Prima, satin ribbon from Offray and DP is all from Basic Grey.  CS from SU and Marcos paper.  Sentiment cut out with scissors and colored with Copics.  Hope you like it:)


Make sure to stop and check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG to see all the FABULOUS creations of the other DT members.  I'm sure they'd LOVE a visit to their personal blogs as well if you have a chance.

Finally, there's a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES this week, so hope you will come play along.  Hugs:)

Additional challenges entered:
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS - at the zoo
EVERYBODY ART - flowers
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE - green, girl (Myrtle the Turtle), and group of items (flowers)
FAB N' FUNKY - bingo (embellie, ribbon, die cuts)
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - something new (new home)
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - embossing
CRAFTY RIBBONS - anything goes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY WITH HAPPY HIPPO and JUST SOME LINES:)

Hi everyone, it's my day to share something at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and hopefully you will find it fun and interesting!:) I typically always color my images first and then find the papers and the sentiment I want to go with them after. This way of making cards has become more and more time consuming as I search through my vast stock of papers and sentiment stamps. So, this past week or so, I have been creating the card first and then coloring the image after to go with the papers. I am still not certain if I am sold on this way of making cards, but I will try it out for at least the rest of this week.


Anyhow, I have also been getting bored making the same old rectangular or square card, so I have been trying to challenge myself to use different folds or different color papers than what I usually choose. You'll let me know what you think. Today I am presenting my Petal Card using a tutorial from Beate available at SPLITCOAST RESOURCES PAGE.

Here is the front:

I used my NEW NESTIES circles and then my old Nesties scalloped circles for the DP which is from My Mind's Eye. The Sentiment if from Fiskars clear stamps and the paper ring is Basic Grey DP.
On the inside I used Happy Hippo 2 which you can find at JUST SOME LINES SHOP. I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added some Stickles to the inside of the flowers. Square cut with Nesties and other shapes, including shape used for sentiment are Lifestyle Crafts dies.

I sure hope you like it, would love to hear what you think!!

Additional challenges:

CRAFTY ANN'S - outside comfort zone (new fold)
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - something new (new fold)
PAPERCRAFT STAR - anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS - unique fold

Monday, September 12, 2011

IT'S ANYTHING GOES AT ONE STITCH AT A TIME!!

There's a NEW CHALLENGE this week at ONE STITCH AT A TIME(OSAAT) and our them this week is:

ANYTHING GOES

So, create something using this easy peasy theme and come link it up at ONE STITCH AT A TIME(OSAAT) by Saturday, Sept. 17.  While you are not required to use a STITCHY BEAR DIGITAL STAMP to play in our challenges, you must use a StitchyBear Digital Stamps product to be chosen for Top 3. If you do use a SBDS digi please put #3 after your name when you enter. That way you won't miss a chance for Top 3 spot.


Our WONDERFUL  Sponsor this week is:

One lucky winner will receive 5 digi images of their choice.
Thanks to The Stamping Boutique for being our fantastic sponsor this week.

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A quick note - STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP is MISSING, but it will be back BIGGER AND BETTER than ever, so keep your eye out for that!!

This week's image from STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP is from GINGERLOFT (artist is Tami).  I absolutley LOVE this fun image and have made the background to be an old barn wall and then the pumpkinns sitting on hay bales and there's hay on the floor.  I have colored everything with Copics and cut image and backing with NEW NESTIES:)   Papers are from SU, DCWV, Bazzill, and DP from Cloud 9 Design.   Bling-y circles are from Prima, sentiment is from C.C. Designs and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and Sew Easy Twine added.  Circle cuts done with Lifestyle Crafts dies and yellow piece embossed with Sizzix EF.

Additional challenges entered:
DAISY DOODLES - embossing
HAPPI CHALLENGE - anything Autumn
MY CRAFT SPOT - Harvest
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES - red, orange, brown
THE CRAFTY PAD- Autumnal Colors
WILLOW SKETCH - sketch
CRAFT US CRAZY - autumn colors and fav embellies (flowers/bling)
CUDDLY BUDDLY - add a tag
FAIRY FUN FRIDAYS - masculine
PAPER CUTZ - pumpkin patch
PHINDY'S PLACE - stripes somewhere


MORE THAN 1 FOLD AT WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Well, week is starting off ok I suppose.  I have gone back to volunteering in the library at the elementary where 3 of my 4 kids attend.  I have done this for the past 6 years and I really do like it, plus, helps me get to know all the kids in the class and gives me some time to interact with other adults who work at the school - the teachers, librarians, etc.

Anyway, I am excited to announce a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our challenge this time is MORE THAN 1 FOLD.  Can't wait to see what you create!  You will definitely want to head on over to the WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and see the DT girls AMAZING creations.  If you have a chance, I'm sure they'd LOVE a visit to their individual blogs.

While it is not required to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to play in our challenge, we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  Linnie has the great BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE SHEET FREE SALE going on for a limited time now at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP plus there's a NEW FREEBIE that you will LOVE!!  So go ahead, head on over and pick it up:)

Also, we are having a GUEST DT CALL over at WHOOPSI DAISY for 6 month term.  Visit the post on WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and add a comment if you are interested in joining our DT!!



My image is from WHOOPSI DAISY sheet #32 and I decided she looked like Little Bo Peep, so I used this sentiment from The Paper Studio for my card.  My card is a tent card, and I love how the image, which I colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas, turned out.    I used Nesties for all shapes, Prima flowers and Wild Rose Studio DP plus TAC, SU and American Crafts CS.  Hope you like it:)

Other challenges entered:
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - use the "F" word (flowers, fancy fold, fairy tale)
FOREVER FRIENDS - animal plus use die cuts
ICOPIC - high contrast coloring with Copics
I DID IT CREATIONS - anything goes
AUD SENTIMENTS - Girly card/sentiment
DELICIOUS DOODLES - Fresh and New (papers and never used flowers)
JELLYPARK - pass it on - card for daughter's best friend's b-day
PATTIE'S CREATIONS - girlie things
OUR CREATIVE CORNER - wonderful windows

Saturday, September 10, 2011

WOO HOO - FIRST CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

I am SUPER EXCITED to announce our FIRST CHALLENGE over at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE this week and the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!

While we would LOVE to see you use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, it is not required to play along with our challenge.  You have until Friday, Sept. 23 to complete your project and link it up using our Mr. Linky tool.  3 entries per person please.  Can't wait to see what you create!!

Our AWESOME sponsor this week is CRAFTS-4-YOU, they are offering a GENEROUS voucher to their shop for our winner!!


For my creation, I chose DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image "Off to school."  She s colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nesties.  All other shapes cut with Nesties as well.  DPs from Basic Grey, CS from DCWV, Bazzill and American Crafts.  Words from Technique Tuesday clear stamps and flower stickers are from K and Co.  I hope you like it!

Also, I hope you will visit the other members of our FABULOUS DT if you have a chance.  Thanks again and don't forget to link up your project to DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE:)

Rest of our AWESOME DT:

Annette.
Jess.
Lori.
Shelly.
Tina.
Wilma.
Anita.
Kelly.
Sande.
Tracey.

Additional challenges:

LEXI'S CREATIONS - Autumn/Fall
THE RIBBON REEL - back to school plus ribbon
ART IMPRESSIONS - back to school - WOO HOO!!
DO YOU STACK UP - texture
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - use a digi
DELICIOUS DOODLES - Fresh and New (New School Year)
IF THE SHOE FITS - back to school
SIMPLY CREATE - here comes the bus
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND - anything goes
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - back to school

Friday, September 9, 2011

SEW MANY CARDS RECIPE CHALLENGE AND NEW $1 IMAGE!!

All I can say this week is, THANK GOODNESS IT'S FRIDAY!!  Very odd week here - can't exactly explain why, just haven't felt like myself for most of the week.  Hoping next week will be better with school schedule back in full swing (kids were off Monday for Labor Day here in US).

SEW MANY CHALLENGES has a NEW CHALLENGE this week and it's a RECIPE CHALLENGE and your RECIPE is as follows:

1.  Use the color purple
2. Use 2 Designer Papers (DP)
3.  Use 3 gems
You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, Sept. 15 to enter our challenge at  SEW MANY CHALLENGES.  You must use a digi, but it doesn't have to be from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, although if you have one of our images, we'd LOVE to see it!
For my card, I chose one of the NEW RELEASES for September - Kasiah, Halloween witch.  Not only is this one of the NEW RELEASES for September, but it is one of the PJ Pals, which is part of SEW MANY CARDS charitable venture STRYDER'S LIST.  To learn more about STRYDER'S LIST and the PJ Pals, please visit SEW MANY CARDS SHOP .

This card is also for the following challenges:
INSPIRATIONAL CARD SKETCHES - bonus sketch
LEXI'S CREATIONS - Autumn/Fall
CRAFT US CRAZY - autumn colors and fav embellies (flowers/bling)
PALS PAPER ARTS - Halloween
FLOWERET - Halloween
We are also changing our FREEBIE giveaway just a bit.  FREEBIES will be given away the first Friday of each month at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.   After that, the FRIDAY SPECIALS will be offered at $1 each subsequent week of the current month.  This week's FRIDAY SPECIAL is the school accessory pack!

IF THE SHOE FITS - back to school
PHINDY'S PLACE - stripes somewhere
SIMPLY CREATE - here comes the bus

Thursday, September 8, 2011

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

Happy Thursday!!  Wow, what a weird week it has been.  All weekend we were busy with soccer and then the kids and I tie-dyed most of Monday and we are still not done rinsing, washing and drying everything.  Tie-dying is fun, but a somewhat lengthy process and exhausting!!  Anyway, here I am and planning to do a lot more blogging for the next few days - I miss everyone!!

It's time for our THURSDAY SHOWCASE over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and as always, our DT members have made some AMAZING creations, so if you have time, please go check them out!  Also, if you get a chance, I'm sure they would love a visit to their personal blogs.

Have you been to DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP recently?!?  If not, you will definitely want to go check out all the NEW stuff as well as some great SALE prices.

Finally, make sure you visit DIGITAL DELIGHTS CHALLENGE BLOG for a NEW CHALLENGE.  We sure hope you'll play along:)


For my card today, I chose "Shop and Talk Vicky, Vicky's Boutique and the "Born to Shop" sentiment, all of which can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have layered the images using GIMP and then paper pieced the shop with papers from Heidi Grace/Fiskars.  All shapes cut with NEW Lifestyle Crafts dies and images cut with scissors.  Flower stickers are from K and Co.  Used Cuttlebug EF folder on brown CS from CTMH.  Other papers are Basic Grey DP, Bazzill and CTMH CS.  Hope you like it!! 

Additional challenges entered:

OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS - dots or stripes
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE - Occupation (shopper LOL)
THE CRAFTY PAD - blue and brown
QUIRKY CRAFTS - flourishes and embossing (embossing folder used is flourishes)
CRAFTY BOOTS - anything goes
BEARLY MINE - flowers, flowers, flowers
CREATIVE CARD CREW - anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - anything goes
KELLEY KIDS - girly girl
DAISY DOODLES - anything goes
CRAZY CHALLENGE - spots/stripes
CARDS AND MORE - sketch

Monday, September 5, 2011

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH PAPER CUPCAKES

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day to those in US and any other countries that observe this holiday.  For those who have the day off work today, I hope you get to enjoy it doing something you love and/or being with people you love.  I plan to spend my day crafting, tie-dying with the kids and yes, making my dreaded weekly trip to the grocery store.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR w/ PAPER CUPCAKES and our theme this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.  Our DT Member Gloria chose this week's theme, thanks Gloria!! 

You have until Sunday, September 11 to enter our challenge.  While we would LOVE to see a PAPER CUPCAKES image on your creation, it is not required to enter our challenge, however, you will get an additional entry for every entry which features an image from PAPER CUPCAKES.


I chose the PAPER CUPCAKES image "follow me" this week.  I paired it with a sentiment from MFT clear stamps and I think it works really well for a BACK TO SCHOOL card.   Image is colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas and I have added flower soft for the birds' wings.  Cheery Lynn dies used to cut image and backing, papers are DCWV and CTMH, flowers and apple stickers from K and Co.  Lifestyle Crafts die used for layer under sentiment.  Hope you like it and will come play along.

Additional challenges entered:

CRAZY FOR CHALLENGES - back to school
CREATIONS BY GILL M - anything that flies
ONE STOP CRAFT - back to school
THE SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY - colors of Autumn
SWEET STAMPIN' - anything but birthday
COME AND GET IT - back to school
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT - back to school
GINGERLOFT - create a sky
CRAFTY BOOTS - anything goes
FOREVER FRIENDS - animals plus use die cuts
HAPPI SCRAPPIN' - fall colors
LEXI'S CREATIONS - autumn/fall
STAMP WITH FUN - autumn/fall