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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

VALENTINE’S AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE:)

Happy Tuesday everyone, hope you are having a lovely beginning to your week.  It is over 50 degrees here in Ohio, unheard of for this time of year!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and this week we are celebrating Valentine’s Day.  You have until Monday, February 13 to come play along!  While we do not require an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE to be used to enter our challenge, using one will get you 2 entries per project for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner.  Additionally, if you do a layout, you will get 2 entries per layout.

For my card today, I used THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image “Princess Jennifer Latte Heartbreaker.”  I love this fun image and had a great time coloring it with my Copics and Fiskars  glitter gel pens.  I cut out using Lifestyle Crafts dies.  All paper is Core-dinations except silver piece from SU, which is embossed with Sizzix folder.  Ribbon from local scrapbook store – Simply Scrapbooks.  Bling is from Doodlebug designs, textured heart brads from We R Memory Keeps, sentiment from Scrapmaster’s Paradise cut with Nesites.  DP from We R Memory Keepers.  Hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional challenges entered:
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD – romance is in the air
PAPER MAKEUP STAMPS – Valentine’s
DAISY DOODLES – Valentine’s Day
DIE CUT DREAMS – pink, red, heart plus die cuts
HEART SONG INSPIRATIONS – buttons and/or brads (heart brads)
HOUSE OF GILLI – love
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – anything goes
MY CRAFT SPOT – anything goes
PAPER PRETTIES – love
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch

Monday, January 30, 2012

CANDY WINNERS

Used random.org to make it the fairest possible way I could think of.  If you won, please e-mail me at danmoose@aol.com with your mailing address.  Will get your goodies out as soon as possible.

VALENTINE'S CANDY #57 RHONDA MILLER

BONUS CANDY #42 SANDRA H.

CONGRATS to the winners!!
NEW CANDY soon, so please don't feel bad if you didn't win this time around. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

BROWN AND PINK AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I will be announcing the winner of my Valentine’s Day candy either later tonight or first thing in the morning.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was busy and went too fast AS ALWAYS, but a good weekendSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is one of my favorite color combos – PINK AND BROWN!   You have until Sunday, Feb. 5 at 12noon EST to enter your PINK AND BROWN creation and of course, remember to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  Don’t have an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP?!?  Linnie has graciously provided a NEW FREEBIE for you again this week, so hope you will pick it up and use it for our challengeSmile

There’s also some VERY EXCITING NEWS for all fans of WHOOPSI DAISY – you can now get an EXCLUSIVE CD of Daisy’s found at JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP, you can also view a YOU TUBE video about the CD, just click HERE to see the CD and get the link for the video.


I have colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image with Copics and Fiskars gel pens.  I cut out with scissors and mounted on Core-dinations paper cut with Cheery Lynn die.  Flower is from Petaloo, ribbon from American Crafts, gems from Doodlebug Designs, sentiment from TPC Studio and cut with Memory Box die.  All CS is Core-dinations and DP is Doodlebug Designs.

Additional Challenges entered:
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – someone special
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use a digi
PAN PASTEL UK – glitter and glitz
PAPER SUNDAES – Valentine’s
ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE – sparkle and shine
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE – diamonds or pearls
THE CRAFTY PAD – Valentine/love plus some red
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES – lots of layers and embellies
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS – at least 4 layers (7)
CHOCOLATE, COFFEE AND CARDS - thinking of you

Saturday, January 28, 2012

VALENTINE’S CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Hi everyone!  It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE and this time we are having a VALENTINE’S themed challenge, so anything that relates to Valentine’s, hearts, love, etc.  You have until Friday, February 10 at 11:59pm EST to come play along.  Hope to see you there!

For my card, I have used Flowers for Izzy image which you can find at DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I love this adorable image – of course I love ALL Di’s images!!  I have colored my DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS’ image with Copics and cut with Nesties, added Flower Soft on the bunnies and mounted on Doodlebug Designs DP which is also cut with Nesties.  Other papers are Core-dinations and Taylored Expressions.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts and cut with Sizzix die and flowers are from Petaloo.  I sure hope you like it.  I have been playing around with some different Copic techniques which I found at LIME TART TUTORIALS thanks to my friend Natali.  I think it turned out wellSmile

Additional Challenges entered:
LILY PAD – patterned paper
MAMI DOODLES – for a loved one
SIMPLY CREATE TOO – love is in the air
THE STAMP MAN – embellish it
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON – anything goes
STEMPELSONNE – Valentine
WAGS 'N WHISKERS – Valentine/love
CHARISMA CARZ – pink
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – blooming marvelous
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – sketch

Thursday, January 26, 2012

JUST SOME LINES HABERDASHERY CHALLENGE

Hey everyone and happy Thursday!  I just wanted to share my challenge card for our HABERDASHERY CHALLENGE at JUST SOME LINES BLOG.  Remember you have until Friday (tomorrow), January 27 at 11:59pm EST to enter our current challenge.  I love the colors Laura chose for us this time and I had such fun using them to create my card.

I chose EMO VICTORIAN 1 from JUST SOME LINES SHOP for my creation and I colored her with Copics and cut her with Nesties and then framed with Marianne Creatables die.  I chose papers from Core-dinations and Taylored Expressions, I embossed the blue piece with Sizzix die and added some faux stitching around the base.  Sentiment and dies are from Verve, flowers from Prima and Recollections and pins are from Taylored Expressions.  Lace is from Hobby Lobby.  I hope you like it and will come play along:)


Additional Challenges
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – pins
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST – anything goes
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – blooming marvelous
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – blue and white
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – flowers
STAMPAVIE – blue and white
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – lace and pins

SHOWCASE THURSDAY WITH DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Good morning everyone!  Well, it’s Thursday, and you know what that means – the weekend is almost hereSmile   It also means that it’s time for showcase Thursday over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!!  If you have a chance to visit the blog, you will be wowed by the FABULOUS DT projects posted not only today, but each and every week.  As always, I’m sure the DT gals would love a visit to their personal blogs.

Make sure you check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP – Wendy aka Louby Loo has been hard at work and has LOADS of WONDERFUL NEW IMAGES for us!  Also, we still have a great SALE going on, so don’t miss that!!

Finally, we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so we hope you will come play along.

For my creation today, I chose 2 images from the  January NEW RELEASE as well as one of the ticket sentiments.  Everything can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have colored my images and sentiment with Copics and cut out using Nesties.  DP are Basic Grey and We R Memory Keepers and CS is Core-dinations and Taylored Expressions.  I also used a Nestie to cut  the polka dot paper and Sizzix folder to emboss the hearts on the rectangle CS.  Hearts at bottom cut with Verve dies and round heart Nesties daubed with Memento ink.  I sure hope you like it.

Wow, the color on this picture is way too bright - will retake when it's light outside.

Additional challenges entered:
CHARISMA CARDZ – Pretty in Pink
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG – Valentine’s day/show us some love
CRAFT US CRAZY – Valentine/Love
DRS DESIGNS – hearts
SHELLY'S IMAGES – text me (text/sentiment on front of creation)
BELLI CHALLENGE – fancy frames plus old/forgotten (Digital Delights ticket sentiment)
INKY IMPRESSIONS – heart you
LITTLE DARLINGS – polka dots
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY – sketch

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LOVE AND KISSES and/or SKETCH AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE!

Wow, another crazy start to another week!  Hope everyone is doing great.  This week, my oldest daughter was sent home sick from school on Monday and was home all day yesterday.  She is fine now thank goodness.  My boys had their school science fair projects due yesterday, which involved a lot of work plus extra driving for me as they couldn’t bring their large tri-fold boards on the bus.  Today is another busy day, but I want to share some NEW CHALLENGES and creations with youSmile

First up today is our NEW CHALLENGE over at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and this week it is LOVE and KISSES and/or SKETCH.  We have an AMAZING sketch as always from our DT coordinator Katie Tate and here it is if you’d like to use it.

I have used the sketch and the theme of LOVE and KISSES and my image is VALENTINE HANNAH by SANDRA HAMMER which you can purchase at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE.   You have until 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, January 31st to enter our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and while we would love to see an image from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE (home of THE PIXIE COTTAGE Collection), it is not required to play in our challenge.

I have stamped this wonderful image on Copic Xpress Blending paper, colored with Copics and  Cut with Nesties – all dies used on this card are Nesties.  I have chosen DP from We R Memory Keepers and Martha Stewart, Prima bling and buttons from Taylored Expressions.  Sentiment stamp is SU Inks clear.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges entered:
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – To the one I love
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – Valentine’s
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – sparkling and/or glitter
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – buttons and bling (can also use bows) plus die cuts
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – swirls
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE – have a heart plus 6 month old product (Nesties and sentiment stamp are years old!)
SWEET STAMPS BLOG – love
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – color Bingo (pink, red, brown)
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGES – all you need is love
THERE SHE GOES – Love is in the air

Monday, January 23, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE’S TRACEY MALNOFSKI!!

Today is TRACEY MALNOFSKI’s Birthday!!  Tracey is the owner/illustrator of  THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE and I am fortunate to be part of her amazing DT! 

Happy Birthday Tracey – hope you have a FABULOUS day!Smile

I have made the a card for Tracey featuring an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE of course!  I chose an “Audrey” image because my name is Audrey, just like the image.  “Audrey” is holding a cupcake just for you Tracey.  I colored my THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added Stickles for the cupcake frosting.  Image and die cut pieces behind cut with Nesties.  All DP is from The Paper Studio.  CS from Taylored Expressions is embossed with Cuttlebug folder.  Ribbon is organdy from JoAnn, sentiment from Verve and cut out with one of their dies.  I hope you like it and will join me and some of the other DT gals in wishing Tracey a Happy Birthday (either on THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE or TRACEY'S PERSONAL BLOG)!

I’M MONDAY HOSTESS AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS:)

Why do Mondays always come so fast?!?  The weekends just always seem to fly by so quickly.  We had another busy weekend here – soccer games, birthday parties, play dates, etc., plus both boys worked on their projects for their school science fair.  Always lots going on. 

Anyhow, I am the hostess of DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG’s MONDAY HOSTESS todaySmile  If you’d like to read a little more about me and what I do as a member of DIGITAL DELIGHTS DT, please stop by DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.

For my Hostess Monday post, I am showing off 2 of Wendy’s (aka Louby Loo) FABULOUS images, which can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I hope you will stop by the shop as well and see ALL the WONDERFUL images, sentiments and digi papers Wendy has designed.

One of my favorite aspects of DIGITAL DELIGHTS images is that you get them in jpg and png format.   I always tried to combine png images on MS Word, which I know is possible, but mine never looked quite right, and then I found GIMP.  GIMP is a free, image manipulation program and by following a few steps, you can combine images perfectly.  (Mind you, it took me a while to perfect the technique, but once you do, it’s easy peasy!)

For this card today, I used Elvin the Toad, Elvin the Toad background and the blank checkerboard tag (I added my own sentiment using MS Word), all of which can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.   I put Elvin in front of the background.  Images are colored with Copics and cut with Nestie.  DPs are from Basic Grey, piece behind image also cut with Nestie.  Ribbon is from DeNami Designs and CS is Core-dinations.  Hope you like it and go check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.

Additional Challenges:
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – animals
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – die cuts plus sentiment
SKETCHY COLORS – green, beige, cream
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY – seeing spots
SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP – sketch
BASIC GREY CHALLENGES – favorite things (animals) and Basic Grey DP
ATCS and CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes

Sunday, January 22, 2012

BLING IT WITH WHOOPSI DAISY!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and we’re asking you to BLING IT!!  Come on, don’t be shy, show us that bling!

You have until Sunday, January 29 at 12pm EST to enter our challenge and please remember that to qualify for the prize and/or Top 3, you MUST use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP – there are FREEBIES each week available – to keep those coming please enter our challenge using the FREEBIE or any other image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  Linnie has such a wide selection of AWESOME images for you to choose from and all at FABULOUS pricesSmile

 For today’s creation, I have chosen this gorgeous Daisy from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP sheet #257.  I colored her with Copics and cut using Cheery Lynn Designs dies, I then used the die on red paper and cut it again to make the border.  I added ribbon from my stash, paper from Taylored Expressions and DP from We R Memory Keepers.  Sentiment from Verve, bling around sentiment from My Mind’s Eye, bling flourishes from Prima.  Sentiment cut with Nesties.  Hope you like itSmile

Additional challenges entered:
CORROSIVE CHALLENGES – use hearts
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – pink
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – animal
KENNY K. KRAFTY GIRLZ – bling on!
PAN PASTEL UK – use 2 of something (2 bling flourishes)
ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE – love
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – die cuts and sentiment
STAMPIN' SISTERS IN CHRIST – Heart that stands out in your project
THE HYBRID CHICK – die cuts/punches in new way (used 2 different color papers with one die)
PINK GEM CHALLENGE – sketch
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT – use hearts

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER–BEAR WITH US AT CARD CRAFTER’S CHALLENGE

Between no school Monday, sick kids on Wednesday and what wound up being dirty printer heads yesterday, I am a wee bit behind on my posting.  I want to let you know about our current challenge going on at CARD CRAFTER'S CIRCLE!  This week our challenge is BEAR WITH US – in other words, we want to see at least one BEAR on your project.

We are sponsored by the AMAZING PINK GEM DESIGNS, who provided us each with a fabulous digi image from their shop.  Thanks PINK GEM DESIGNS!!
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For my card, I used PINK GEM DESIGNS image “Christmas Teddy,” although I made him for Valentine’s Day by coloring his hat red and the trim decorated with pink flower soft.  Teddy is colored with Copics.  I did my die cutting with a Nestie Grand Calibur circle, 2 scalloped circle dies from Lifestyle Crafts, heart from Nesties is embossed with Sizzix folder, image cut with Nestie, as is sentiment from Verve clear stamps.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and lace is from Webster’s Pages.  Bling on sentiment tag from My Mind’s Eye.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along with usSmile

Additional Challenges:
CORROSIVE CHALLENGES – use hearts
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – animals
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – round and round
PILE IT ON – add lace
ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE – love
SCRAPPY FROGS – lace
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – critters
2 SISTER'S CHALLENGE – embossing
CARD PATTERNS – sketch
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT – use hearts
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE – have a heart

NEW CANDY - ENTER USING MR. LINKY AT BOTTOM OF BLOG:)

NEW CANDY FINALLY today - sorry for the delay in posting - very weird week.  Hope everyone is doing well.  This will be up for only about a week because I'd love winner to have it to be able to use for some VALENTINE'S.  Add your name to Mr. Linky at bottom of blog for chance to win.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Wow, I feel like I have been living in a black hole for the past day!  My 3 younger kids are back to school today, so hopefully the day will go smoothly.  Hope everyone is staying healthy.  I have a lot to do today but am hoping to get my new candy up for all of you soon.

Before I do that, I want to share my card for THURSDAY SHOWCASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.   If you have a chance to stop by the blog, you definitely should b/c once again, the DT girls have ROCKED the showcase!  Better yet, stop by their personal blogs and leave them some loveSmile

I also hope you will visit DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP where you can find a GREAT SALE as well as TONS of NEW STUFF!!  Go check it out!

Finally, we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will come play along over there.



For today’s card, I have used the BRAND NEW image from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, Rockaround Sue, I have put her on top of the image “table” and added a sentiment from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP “grillin’ and chillin’” sentiments set.  I also used some of the new digi papers from the 50’s release.  I chose dies from Nellies (all circles, stars) and Nesties (rounded squares).  Image and sentiment are colored with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens.  Pearls from Hero Arts, organdy ribbon from JoAnn.  DP from Doodlebug Design and Prima, CS from Core-dinations.  Let me know what you think.

Additional challenges entered:
LITTLE DARLINGS – favorite color (purple)
WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS – anything goes
PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON SHOP – ribbon and Valentine’s Day
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – ribbon and Valentine’s
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digital elements and romantic
SCRAP CREATIONS – die cuts
STAMP WITH FUN – sketch

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IT'S CLASSIC TODAY WITH JUST SOME LINES


Hello everyone!  Here I am back with you today with my JUST SOME LINES BLOG post for the day.  After beginning the day with my 2 sickies, I had to pick up another one of my kids at school at 9:30am b/c he was not feeling well.  So, it has been a pretty bad day, which is also why my post for today is later than usual.  I hope all of you are safe and healthy!

For my creation today, I went with a more "classic" feel to my card.  I usually use a lot of bright colors in my creations, but today I went with black, white and red.  I chose Winter Robin 2 from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I love the wide variety of images that Jehanne has in the shop and this one was great fun to color with my Copics.  I added ribbon from SU (wide striped), Michael's (white/red) and lace from Hobby Lobby.  Button is from random button assortment I found at Michael's, silver cord from SU.  Sizzix EF used on white Copic Xpress paper, red and black CS from Core-dinations and DP behind image is Doodlebug Design.  Sentiment from Verve cut with Creatables die and image and backing DP cut with Nellie's dies.  I hope you like it and that it will provide some inspiration to try some of Jehanne's great variety of images!!

Additional Challenges entered:

CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES – Valentine’s
BELLI CHALLENGE – fancy frames
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – buttons and bows
L'IL RED WAGON – 2 different ribbon
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – ribbon and buttons
RUBY'S RAINBOW – Valentines in red and black
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – Valentine’s
CRAFTER'S COMPANION – love is in the air
CREATALICIOUS CHALLENGES – love
PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON SHOP – ribbon and Valentine’s Day
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – ribbon and Valentine’s
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES – sketch

EMBOSSING AND/OR SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Well, amazing how less than 12 hours can turn a day from great to awful.  Yesterday was a wonderful day – it was my husband’s birthday, I got to meet him for lunch (which NEVER happens), we had a nice dinner and sang to him.  Then, around midnight, my younger son came in our room and said he had gotten sick, and about 5 hours after that, my younger daughter got sick.  Just praying nobody else in the house gets it.

Anyhow, we have a GREAT NEW CHALLENGE for you today at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and it is EMBOSSING and/or SKETCH.  I can’t wait to see what everyone creates.  Remember, you have until Tues., January 24 at 11:59pm CST to play along.  We’d love to see you use an image from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, but it is not required to play in our challenge.  You will want to go check out the shop, however, as new inventory is arriving daily!!

For my creation today, I used SAVANNAH and SMILES by ALISA RAMIREZ.  I stamped the image using Memento Ink then colored using Copics.  Really been working on my shading and creating depth recently and very pleased with how this turned outSmile  Image cut with Nesties as is My Mind’s Eye DP behind it.  Other DP also from My Mind’s Eye and CS is Core-dinations.  Sentiment is from Clear and Simple stamps, cut with Nesties and Hero Arts bling added.  Ribbon is from Offray.  Embossed piece done with folder from Lifestyle Crafts.

Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTER'S COMPANION – Love is in the air
JUST TRACY'S CRAFTS – love is in the air
CARDS AND MORE – pearls and stripes
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – any occasion plus polka dots
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS – die cuts
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – bows
SASSY CHERYL'S – bright and cheery to chase away winter grey
DAISY DOODLES – anything goes with a digi
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – bold and bright
PAPER CREATIONS INK – love and romance

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

USE THOSE DIE CUTS AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!!

Happy Tuesday to all.  Hope you are having a nice start to your day.  Watch my blog as I will have some NEW CANDY todaySmile

Speaking of NEW, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and our challenge this week is a favorite of mine – USE DIE CUTS.  Since I use die cuts on just about every project I make, I had a blast with this challenge.

You have until Sunday, January 29 to come play along.  Remember that although using an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE is not required to join our challenges, it will get you 2 entries for each project for purposes of our random.org winner’s drawing.  You will also get 2 entries for each layout you submit.  So, come along and join the fun!!


For today’s project, I have used THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image “KK the Skater.”  I have colored her with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens and cut out with Nesties.  Scalloped circles are cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies and flower piece in center of circles is cut with Cheery Lynn die (it was part of the large lace heart die).  Sentiment from MFT is cut with die from Whimsy Stamps.  Buttons are Bo Bunny and papers are Webster’s Pages and My Mind’s Eye.  Snowflake is from Jolee’s Boutique.  All CS from Core-dinations.  I sure hope you like it and will come play alongSmile

Additional Challenges entered: –
CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS – snowflake plus at least one Cheery Lynn die
CRAFTY BLOGGER'S NETWORK – mono chrome (shades of pink plus neutrals)
CREATIVE STAMPS FRIENDS – winter
DAISY DOODLES – Anything goes
HOUSE OF GILLI – winter
MY CRAFT SPOT – “snow much fun”
PAPER CREATIONS INK – love/romance
PAPER PLAYTIME – tag and sentiment
SQUIGGLEFLY – buttons
CRAZY CHALLENGE – image, die cut shape, pink
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – sketch

Monday, January 16, 2012

AND THE WINNER OF COPICS IS....


#15 ROSALEE M!!!

Congrats Rosalee, please e-mail me to work out the details.  

For all others - keep an eye out for more candy!!

Hugs to all:)

NEW DT, NEW SHOP, ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AND MORE AT SEW MANY CARDS!!

Sew, we are back at SEW MANY CARDS with our BRAND NEW SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, a NEW DT, a new day for our challenges and a new mascot – Eddie the Frog!  From now, January 16 – Wednesday, January 18, EDDIE THE FROG will be FREE with any purchase made at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, so don’t delay, place your order and get Eddie FREE!!  You’ll also find ALL NEW IMAGES for January and you are going to love them – your favorite SEW MANY CARDS animals getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

Our challenges at SEW MANY CHALLENGES will now take place on Mondays and you will have until the Sunday prior to the new challenge to link your cards to SEW MANY CHALLENGES blog.  You don’t need to use an image from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!  Our challenge this week is ANTHING GOES!

I have used Harley Valentine for my card today.  I added a sentiment from Verve, which is cut using Nellie’s die.  All other shapes cut with Nesties and have added a flower from my stash.  Papers are from Prima.  Harley image is colored  with Copics.  I hope you like it and come play along in our challenge!

Additional Challenges entered:
PAN PASTEL UK – anything goes
ROBYN'S FETISH – animals
STAMPIN SISTERS IN CHRIST – something new (brand new image)
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – critters
CHALLENGE UP YOUR LIFE – bingo (purple, die cuts, sparkle)
DRUNKEN STAMPERS – love
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS – Valentine for kids
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS – use something new (image)
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – Use something new (image)
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON – frames
EAT, SLEEP, STAMP – sketch

Sunday, January 15, 2012

ANYTHING BUT SQUARE AT WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  This week is going to be a busy one here on the blog – lots of challenges and DT stuff going on – yay!! 

First up is our NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week it is ANYTHING BUT SQUARE.  So, you can create a different shaped card, like I did, or a 3D or altered item, whatever you wish, just no squares.  If you get a chance to visit the DT girls either at their own personal blogs or over on WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE, please do because their projects are AMAZING!!

You have until noon EST on Sunday, January 22 to enter our challenge.  Please remember, we have CHANGED THE RULES, so you are now REQUIRED to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP to come play along.  Don’t have a WHOOPSI DAISY image?!?  No worries, head on over to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and pick up the FREEBIE for this week, she is a SUPER CUTIE!!  Also, check out all the FABULOUS new sheets Linnie has drawn for usSmile

For my creation, I chose WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP images from sheets 50 (little boy) and sheet 311(little girl).  I flipped the little girl image so she was facing the boy.  I used Bo Bunny DP and Core-dinations CS.  I cut all heart shapes with Cheery Lynn dies.  Sentiment is from MFT and is cut with Nestie.  I colored the images with Copics and added Flower Soft for all fur trim and pom poms on hats.  Snowflakes are from Jolee’s Boutique.  I sure hope you like it and will come play alongSmile

Additional challenges entered:
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – anything goes
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – anything goes
PAN PASTEL UK – anything goes
SCRAPPY FROGS – lace
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE – texture
THE CRAFTY PAD – sparkle
THE HYBRID CHICK – sparkle
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT – hearts
DRUNKEN STAMPERS – love
THE SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGES – anything goes with blue
SWEET STAMPIN' – all that glitters
CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS – Valentine’s
PIXIE DUST STUDIO – put your Heart in it

Saturday, January 14, 2012

THANK YOU CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS

Hello everyone!  I should probably be asleep at this moment, but I am not.  I wanted to thank everyone for their birthday wishes, it meant so much to me to get your lovely wishes yesterday.  I wound up having a very fun birthday!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and our challenge this week is THANK YOU – this gives everyone the perfect opportunity to make thank you cards for all holiday gifts you may have receivedSmile

You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 27 to come play along.  It is not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play in our challenge, but it will give you an opportunity to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to the FABULOUS sponsor prize!  This week our sponsor is MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE and the prize is $10 voucher to the shop.  YAY!!

For my creation today, I have used DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS “Who Do I pick” image.  I colored the image with Copics and cut out using Cheery Lynn Designs die.  I think it looks so cool!  I added papers from My Mind’s Eye, CS is Core-dinations.  Sentiment from Fiskars and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Ribbon from Michael’s.  I hope you like it!


Additional challenges entered:
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – You choose (aka Anything Goes)
CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS – Thank you
CRAFTY ANN'S CHALLENGE – let’s think hot (summer weather)
SIMPLY CREATE TOO – layers
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON – frame it
SARAH HURLEY CHALLENGES – thank you
DIVAS BY DESIGN – thanks or new beginnings
GINGERSNAP CREATIONS – ribbon
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – girls
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch

Friday, January 13, 2012

THEY SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY (AND IT IS!) AT CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE

Happy Friday the 13th everyone.   I am actually not superstitious at all – just like to have fun with the date.  Today is my birthdaySmile yay!   It is also our BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE over at CARD CRAFTER'S CIRCLE, so I hope you will come join us over there for the challenge.
We are sponsored this week by the amazing MELJEN'S DESIGNS.  Make sure you check out the shop – you will love all the fun images thereSmile


So for my card today, I have used BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE from MELJEN'S DESIGNS.  I adore this fun image – I colored it with Copics, Fiskars glitter gels pens, cut with Nesties and added Stickles for the frosting.  I mounted it on a Cheery Lynn Designs doily die, used papers from Bo Bunny and Core-dinations.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid and sentiment is a clear stamp from my stash, cut out with Memory Box die.  I sure hope you like it.

Additional challenges entered:
C.R.A.F.T. CHALLENGES – celebration
CHARISMA CARDZ – birthday plus optional “3” (3 flowers, 3 DPs, 3 die cuts)
MELJEN'S CHALLENGE – anything goes with Meljen’s image
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – spots/stripes (both)
SASSY STUDIO DESGINS – Let’s celebrate
SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE – show us sparkle
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – spots/stripes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – birthday
SCRAP CREATIONS – glitter
STAMPS AND FUN = CREATIVITY – sketch

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Good morning all and welcome to NEW RELEASE DAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!  Not only do the DT girls have some creations that are OUT OF SIGHT (50s referenceSmile), but we have NEW DT girls joining us this week and they are ROCKIN’!

Be sure to stop by DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and check out all the FANTASTIC NEW RELEASES.  “Grease” is my favorite movie of all time, so I am LOVING this set!!

Finally, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so you’ll want to be sure to check that out as well and we are welcoming NEW DT gals over there!!

For my creation, I used Rockabilly Richie, 50's Sentiments Set, Fabulous Fifties Paper Set, which are all available at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I colored Richie with Copics, cut out with Lifestyle Craft dies and daubed with a light grey from Memento.  Button is from my stash and mounted on Nesties cut circle.  Ribbon from my stash and CS from Core-dinations.  Added frame to sentiment using MS Word and cut out with scissors.  Hope you like itSmile

Additional Challenges entered:
CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES – something new (image, sentiment, papers)
CREATE ME PINK – Black/white w/ splash of color
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – something new (image)
GINGERSNAP CREATIONS – ribbon
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – blue, silver, white and die cuts
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGES – something new (image, papers, sentiment)
I COPIC CHALLENGES – use Copics from Blue family
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – vintage
MY GRAFICO – love and Valentine’s
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY – sketch

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

STITCHING AND/OR SKETCH AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Happy Wednesday to everyone – wow, is it really Wednesday already?!?  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and it is STITCHING and/or SKETCH.  Here is the sketch if you’d like to use it.
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I have used the sketch as well as added so faux stitching to my creation.  I have used one of the new stamps Girly Girl Buffy by Alisa Ramirez from The Pixie Cottage Collection.  All of the images and stamps can be found at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE along with a great selection of die cuts, papers and other card making/scrapbooking products.


For today’s card, I have colored my stamped image with Copics and cut out using Nesties.  All DP is from Heidi Grace.  Circles cut with Nesties and I have added faux stitching around the circles and around the base.  Sentiment is from Unity and cut with Nestie.  All CS is Core-dinations.  I added buttons from Bag O’ Buttons for the finishing touch.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along – you have until 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, January 17th.

Additional Challenges entered:
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – use a die and make it cute
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – no floral embellies
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGES – something new (image)
LEXI'S CREATIONS – Anything goes
MAKE IT MONDAY – anything goes
MY GRAFICO – love and valentines
PAPER CREATIONS INK – die cuts/punches
CARD CUPIDS – Valentine’s
CATCH THE BUG with BUGABOO – anything goes

Monday, January 9, 2012

FROM THE HEART CHALLENGE AT THERE’S MAGIC IN THE AIR

Hello and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR W/ PAPER CUPCAKES.  Before I get to our NEW CHALLENGE, a couple of “housekeeping” updates for you – we are going to bi-weekly challenges, so you will now have 2 weeks to complete our challenge.  Also, we will now post Mondays at 6pm, so be sure and check us out every other Monday at that time!!

Today’s challenge at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR W/ PAPER CUPCAKES is “From The Heart” and there’s a FREEBIE that you can pick up until 6pm on Wednesday, January 11.  So, head on over and pick that up!!  Remember, you do not need to use an image from PAPER CUPCAKES to play along in our challenge, but you will get 2 entries for purposes of our random.org drawing if you do use one.


Today I have used our FREEBIE “Know in your Heart” along with a sentiment also from PAPER CUPCAKES.  I have colored with Copics and cut using Marianne die.  DP is from Doodlebug and Basic Grey, buttons from American Crafts, CS from Core-dinations – blue piece embossed with Sizzix folder.  Sentiment cut with Nesties and daubed with Memento ink.  Hope you like it and will come play alongSmile

Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – No floral embellies
HOUSE OF GILLI – anything goes
KAREN'S DOODLES – Valentine’s/Love
LEXI'S CREATIONS – Anything goes
MY GRAFICO – love and Valentine’s
PAPER CREATIONS INK – Die cuts/punches
STAMP AND CREATE – anything goes
STAMPS R US CHALLENGES – anything goes
THE PINK ELEPHANT – hearts
TRULY MADLY CRAFTY – anything goes
CARD CUPIDS – Valentine’s