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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

THROW ON THOSE FLOWERS AT MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE

Now it is time to start our NEW CHALLENGE at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is THROW ON THOSE FLOWERS, so do just that - we want to see flowers on your creation, whatever way you wish, just make sure we can see those flowers!!  Remember, our challenge will run 2 weeks, so every other Wednesday night/Thursday morning (8pm EST on April 11 or 8am April 12 in West Indonesia), depending on what area of the globe you live, there will be a NEW Challenge.  You can use any images, stamps, etc. that you like as long as your challenge creation is NEW (no backlinking to previously made work) and follows our theme.  You do not have to use images from  MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but if you do, you will receive extra points for when we pick our winner using random.org (2 points for each creation using image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, otherwise 1 point per creation).  Please only 3 entries per person.

Our AMAZING Challenge DT Members have created some beauties for your inspiration today using images from our newest collections at MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  If you have a chance, I’m certain the girls would love a visit to their individual blogs.

For my creation today, I have used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Little Lady.”  I love this sweet image and I had such fun coloring her with my Copics.  I added daubed edges after cutting with Nesties.  Stitched ribbon from Michael’s, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment from Just Rite Stampers, bling from Darice, sentiment cut with Nesties as is scalloped square.  DP from First Edition, and CS from Bazzill.  Hope you like it.

Additional challenges entered:
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – spring
BELLI CHALLENGE – 3 different shapes
PAPER PRETTIES – bling
SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – bling and glitter/sparkle
CREATIVE CARD CREW – spring
PAPER AND SUCH – spring or Easter
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item and anything goes
GRAPHICAT SKETCHES – sketch

Monday, March 26, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY–USE YOUR STASH

Happy Monday!  A bit late with the post today – one of the joys of being in a hotel where the internet connection has gone out – but I am not complaining because I am on vacation – woot!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and a change in our rules.  WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE is now open to EVERYONE again, no product restrictions.  However, if you are chosen random winner and use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you will win 2 SHEETS of images, if you do not use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you will win 1 sheet of images.

For my creation this week, I have chosen Sheet 231 from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  I love this sweet image and had a wonderful time coloring her with my Copics.  I added Crystals from Prima, cut image and flower piece with Lifestyle Crafts dies and scalloped circle with some very old Nesties.  Ribbon from Michaels has been part of my stash for ages and purple DPs are from The Angel Co., which has been out of business for close to a year.  Green DP also from my stash.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and come play alongSmile

Additional challenges entered:
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD – anything goes
CRAFTY BOOTS – Easter
CREATIVE MONDAYS – anything goes
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – spring
DAISY DOODLES CREATIVE CHALLENGE – spring colors
LEXI’S CREATIONS – Easter
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – anything goes
MY GRAFICO – Easter and spring
SQUIGGLEFLY – anything goes
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – sketch

Saturday, March 24, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS–EMBOSSING!

Happy Saturday to all.  Life has been very busy – probably the past 6 weeks have been the busiest I have been EVER!!  Today, both my boys are playing in soccer tournaments on opposite ends of town, but I am trying to use any “free” time I have to do some blogging as I miss communicating with all of you.

First, we have a NEW CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and it is EMBOSSING – whatever way you choose (wet, dry or both).  For those who follow my blog, you know I am a huge fan of dry embossing and I should be because otherwise I would have issues justifying all the EFs in my stash LOL!!

You have until Friday, April 6 at 11:59pm EST to come play along in our challenge.  Projects must be new and limit of 3 entries per person, but there are no other product restrictions.  However, if you use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you will have a chance to win 2 images of choice from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to our AWESOME sponsor prize, a $10 voucher to JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP – woot!



For my card today, I have used Daffodil Izzy, which can be found at DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  Have you checked the shop lately?!?  Go ahead, have a look, Di is adding ADORABLE new images all the time and you won’t want to miss them!!

I have colored Izzy with Copics and added Flower soft for the bunny’s tail.  I used papers from Bazzill and DP from my stash.  I used my new Sizzix EF for the embossing and a Nestie to cut the image, ribbon from Michael’s, sentiment from Clean and Simple Stamps, which I cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Bling is from Darice.  I sure hope you like it and will come join us!

Additional Challenges:


EAT, SLEEP, STAMP – sketch
2 SISTERS – Spring is in the air
COLOR ME CREATIVE COPIC CHALLENGE – anything goes
CRAFTY CALENDAR – Spring clean your stash (ribbon and sentiment have been in my stash for years)
LITTLE CLAIRE’S – spring
MY SHERI CRAFTS – Easter
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE – bunnies
SWEET STAMPIN’ – anything goes
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – D for dry embossing
CRAFTY KATZ WEEKLY – spring

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Happy Thursday to everyone!   Hope your week is going well.  It has been very nice, but very hot here for this time of year.  It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a NEW Thursday showcase at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!   We hope you stop by and see the amazing works of the DT members, and if you have time, I’m sure they’d LOVE a visit to their individual blogs.

Remember to check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP as well as there is a bunch of cool NEW ITEMS (svg cut files and new images) and a great SALE going on!!

Finally, we’ve got a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, with an amazing sponsor prize, so we hope you will come play alongSmile

For today’s creation, I have chosen a current Bargain or Freebie – Chickadee plus Easter sentiment.  I have colored Chickadee with Copics and added Flower Soft on her tummy.  Nesties used for all shapes and buttons are Doodlebug Designs.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Offray, DP from Fancy Pants Designs and all CS from Bazzill.  I hope you like it!

Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES – spring colors
LITTLE DARLINGS – colors of spring
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – use a digi
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – anything goes
WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY – celebrate spring
WHIMSY STAMPS INSPIRATION – anything goes
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – get ready for Easter
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – welcome spring
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – spring
THE HYBRID CHICK – sketch 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

HOP ALONG WITH US AT JUST SOME LINES!!


Hello and welcome to JUST SOME LINES EASTER Blog Hop!!   Our hop starts today, Wednesday, March 21, and goes until Saturday, March 24 at 10pm EST.    You will be visiting some of our DT MEMBER blogs to get a look at the NEW EASTER IMAGES available at JUST SOME LINES SHOP!!

As you hop to the DT member blogs featured in the hop, please remember to leave comments at each stop, including the JUST SOME LINES Blog.   You do not need to leave a comment at the last stop, which is the JUST SOME LINES SHOP.   Winners will be chosen from the comments left on each blog and there will also be some "surprise" winners chosen at random from comments left along the hop as well as a GRAND PRIZE featuring your choice of 3 Easter images from JUST SOME LINES SHOP plus a goodie bag of crafting treats!

So, let's get started!   Your first stop is JUST SOME LINES Blog, if you lose your way on the hop, you can always come back to the JUST SOME LINES Blog and start from the beginning.  

You should have arrived from
Jenn
Audrey-------> you are here!
Your next stop is
Chelsea


Your last stop is JUST SOME LINES SHOP.   Hope you enjoy the hop!!   Check back at JUST SOME LINES Blog on Sunday, March 25 to see if you are one of our lucky winners:)


For my card today, I chose Easter Bunny with a Basket Girl plus sentiment from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I colored her with Copics and cut using Nesties.  DP is from First Edition, CS from Bazzill.  I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment cut with Easter egg Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  Sizzix EF used on green CS.  Ribbon is Offray.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the hop!!

Additional challenges:


Monday, March 19, 2012

LOTS OF LAYERS AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Good Monday morning to all (that may be a contradiction in wording – are Monday mornings ever good?!?  LOL)  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We spent the weekend at my older son’s soccer tournament – just me, hubby and our boys, the girls spent weekend with my parents.  It was fun, but exhausting.  The team went to the finals, but came up a bit short.  Oh well, they played great right up until the finals and still came away with a trophySmile

It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and our theme is LOT OF LAYERS.   I love cards with lots of layers, they are so beautiful to look it in my opinion.    Please remember that to play in our challenge, you are to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP – there’s always a FREEBIE for you waiting to be picked up to use for our challenge.  Please use the FREEBIES so Linnie can keep offering them.

Remember that in addition to using an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, you can also use an image from Linnie’s CD “DAISY AND FRIENDS,” available for purchase at JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP.

You have until noon EST on Sunday, March 25 to come play along with us.  Can’t wait to see what you create!


My image today comes from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP sheet 234.  I colored her with Copics and cut with scissors.  I added many layers using Bazzill CS and Simples Stories DP.  I cut out later below image with Nestie as well as sentiment from MFT.  I added bling from Darice, pearls from and flower from

Additional challenges entered:
ALWAYS SOMETHING CREATIVE – spring awakening
CRAFTER’S COMPANION – spring
JOANNA SHEEN CHALLENGE – spring
LIA STAMPZ – anything goes plus sentiment

Friday, March 16, 2012

SOFTPENCIL DIGIS ARE BACK!!

Woo hoo, more good news this week, SOFTPENCIL BLOG and the DT are back in action and Elizabeth is going to start releasing NEW DIGIs in addition to rubber stamps and the other items she has for sale through various places – check SOFTPENCIL BLOG for all the details!

The DT are using Michu and Ratiny dressed as Leprechauns image this week and it was so much fun to color my favorite little cat and mouse buddies.  I colored them with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens, cut with Sizzix die and mounted on piece from Marianne Designs die.  Papers are from Darice, Core-dinations and 2 different Basic Grey packs.  I added fuzzy ribbon, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment from Verve that is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it and watch for more to come…


Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – green and yellow
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES – circles
RAINBOW LADY’S CHALLENGE – St. Patrick’s Day
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS – monochromatic
SHELLY’S IMAGES – anything goes
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – C for Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY – monochromatic
PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE – spring has sprung
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY –sketch
POLKA DOODLES – animal or bird

POT OF GOLD CHALLENGE AT CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday!!  I have been a busy bee today and not much computer time, but hoping to do a wee bit of catching up as well as hopping around to some of your blogs and leaving some loveSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at CARD CRAFTER'S CIRCLE this week and it is POT OF GOLD – we would like to see you use GOLD on your card.  We are sponsored by MILKCOFFEE this week!!  I have chosen the image “Charlotte and Butterfly” for my card this week and I had a blast coloring it with my Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens.  I cut image with Nesties, used papers from Best Creations and First Edition as well as SU, and Darice CS.  Ribbon and bows are organdy ribbon from JoAnn, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment is from a rubber stamp set in my stash cut out with Nellie’s die.  All squares done with SU punches.  Hope you like it and will come play along!! 


Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY PURPLE FROG – pink and girly
CRAFT US CRAZY – Religious/Easter/something sweet
DIGI DOODLE SHOP’S BEST – people
DO YOU STACK UP – favorite color (purple/pink)
 INKED PAWS – spring
PAPER-CRAFTING JOURNEY – pastels
SJ CRAFTS – 1,2,3 PLUS 3 (1 image, 2 bows, 3 flowers plus 3 different cardstocks)
CRAFTY ANN’S CHALLENGE – spring/Easter
DELICIOUS DOODLES – the wonder of life
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch 

USE A SENTIMENT AT CARDMADFAIRY

Lots going on here today on the blog!  First, I am pleased to announce that I am returning to DT at CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS.  I was on Jenni’s very first DT and I am really excited to be working with her and the rest of the DT at CARDMADFAIRY again!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at CARDMADFAIRY'S DIGI DAYS and it is to ADD A SENTIMENT.  You have 2 weeks to play along and remember images from CARDMADFAIRY SHOP are not required to play along, but if you use one, you can enter our challenge as many times as you like.  If you use an image from another company, you can enter once and it MUST be a DIGI.  Hope you will come join our challenge!!

For my card today, I have used CARDMADFAIRY SHOP image “Zac” and the sentiment You Rock, also from the shop.    I printed the sentiment on acetate, which I have never run through the printer before – got a special kind specifically for my type of printer, and I am really please with the result!  I cut it out with scissors and attached using Vellum tape runner.  Image is colored with Copics and cut using Nesties.  Embossed piece done with my new Spellbinders embossing folder.  DP from Basic Grey and buttons from bag o’ buttons.  Ribbon is Offray and CS is Darice,  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:
AUD SENTIMENTS – sentiment and song related
BELLI CHALLENGE – clean and simple
RIBBON CAROUSEL CHALLENGE – sketch

DIGI DOODLE SHOP’S BEST – people
DRS DESIGNS – clean and simple
CARD MAKIN’ MAMAS – buttons
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE – stripes
HOT SHOT CRAFT – ribbon
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – male card
WAGS 'N WHISKERS - green

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Happy Thursday to everyone!  It’s time for a NEW Thursday showcase at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!  We hope you stop by and see the amazing works of the DT members, and if you have time, I’m sure they’d LOVE a visit to their individual blogs. 

Remember to check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP as well as there is a bunch of cool NEW ITEMS (svg cut files and new images) and a great SALE going on!!

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

For my card today, I have used DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image “Thank You Flowerpot.”  I absolutely adore this image and it was so much fun to color.  I colored using Copics and did the petals by feathering in the orange and yellow from opposite ends of the flower.  Since my classes last weekend, I have really been working on trying to show 3D in my images, so I hope you are able to see that effect with the use of light and shadow.  I have cut out my image using Nellie die cut.  Prima Bling added to add some pizzazz to the card.  Papers are from Basic Grey and Darice.  I hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – green and yellow
DIVAS BY DESIGN – citrus colors
LITTLE DARLINGS – colors of spring
PAPER PRETTIES – thank you card
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – spring or Easter
DIGITAL TUESDAY – think spring plus digi
SWEET STAMPS – think spring
CRAFTY BLOGGER'S NETWORK – floral
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – all kinds of flowers
STAMP WITH FUN – sketch

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE BLOG–MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE

Hello everyone.  It has been a busy week this far and some usual life stuff happening where everything not falling into place resulted in NO crafting time yesterday, but I did get to do some crafting today and I am so excited to share a NEW CHALLENGE BLOG with you all and that is MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE BLOG.  So, head on over and check it out!!  

You will be able to meet our DT, and it is time for our VERY FIRST CHALLENGE  at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE BLOG and we hope you will come play along with us!  Our theme for this challenge is an easy one, ANYTHING GOES!  So, make a creation and come play along!

Our challenges will run 2 weeks, so every other Wednesday night/Thursday morning, depending on what area of the globe you live, there will be a NEW Challenge.  You can use any images, stamps, etc. that you like as long as your challenge creation is NEW (no backlinking to previously made work) and follows our theme.  You do not have to use images from  MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but if you do, you will receive extra points for when we pick our winner using random.org (2 points for each creation using image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, otherwise 1 point per creation).  Please only 3 entries per person.
Our AMAZING Challenge DT Members have created some beauties for your inspiration today using 4 images from 2 of our newest collections at MILKCOFFEE SHOP.

I have used the image “Circus 1” from the adorable Circus collection.  I have colored her with Copics and used papers from Darice and Basic Grey DP.  All scalloped shapes cut with Nesties and sentiment from Whimsy.  Ribbon is from my stash and buttons from Doodlebug Designs.

Additional challenges I am entering:
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES – circles
THE PAPER VARIETY – Tic Tac Toe (emboss, create card, die cut)
DIGITAL TUESDAY – spring plus digi
ELKE KAART EEN FEESTJE – just because
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – anything goes
CREATIVE MONDAYS – Anything goes
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGES – going dotty
HOUSE OF GILLI – spring colors
PAPER PRETTIES – stripes
I HEART 2 STAMP – sketch

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

USE GOLD CHALLENGE AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE


It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE. That’s right, a NEW CHALLENGE every Tuesday, woo hoo!! This week our challenge is GOLD. You have until Monday, March 19 to enter our challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE. You are not required to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, but if you do, you will get 2 entries per project for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner. You will also get an extra entry for each layout submitted.



For my card today, I used the adorable “Irish Audrey” from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE. I colored her with Copics and cut using Lifestyle Crafts dies. I chose papers from First Edition, organdy ribbon from JoAnn’s, Offray satin ribbon, bling from Prima, sentiment from Verve cut with Nesties. I sure hope you like it!! Also, hope you will come play along:)

Monday, March 12, 2012

PUNCH IT OUT AT WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Hey everyone and happy Monday!  It’s rainy and gray here, but at least it’s warm out.  Tomorrow will be even warmer, yay!! 

My weekend was busy, but so fun and I received my Copic Intermediate Certification on Saturday, woo hoo!!    I am so thrilled that I was able to attend and complete these classes.


We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is “Punch it Out,” so get out those punches and show us what you gotSmile  Remember, you need to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP in order to win or be chosen Top 3 for our challenge.  There’s a FREEBIE available at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP as well as BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE FREE SALE back for a limited time, so hurry on over and take advantage of this great deal!  Also, you can purchase Daisy and Friends CD from JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP, so go check that out as well.

For my image today, I have colored this sweet Daisy with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I punched out the circle from Nesties and the ticket with Whimsy die.  DP from First Edition and CS from Darice.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from Prima and sentiment from Verve.  Cuttlebug folder used for embossed piece.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

PASTELS CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS!!

Hello and happy Saturday to all!! Hope your weekend is off to a FABULOUS start.   I am out of town til Saturday (this) evening, but I have my trusty laptop by my side, so here I amSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE and our theme is PASTELS.  You have until Friday, March 23 at 11:59pm EST to enter our challenge and we can’t wait to see all your fabulous creations. We would sure love to see you use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but you are not required to use one for entry into our challenge. If you do use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you will have a chance to win 2 images of choice from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – a $15 Voucher to CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS!!

I have used DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “Teddy Snuggles” for my card today.  This image was so fun to color with pastels, which I have to admit are not my “go to” colors, but I love how they came together for this card.  I colored the image with Copics, cut with Nesties.  I used DP from We R Memory Keepers and CS from SU.  I added organdy ribbon from JoAnn, Prima pearls and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sentiment is from Unity and is cut with Nestie.   Hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE!
Additional challenges entered:
ATCs and CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes
CLEARLY INSPIRED – anything goes
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – special Mum
CRAFTY CATZ – Mother’s Day/special lady
GLITTER GEEKS – spring is in the air
HOT SHOT CRAFT – ribbon
JELLY PARK CHALLENGES – favorite crafting item and technique for National Craft month (flowers and coloring with Copics)
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – favorite things (flowers and Copic coloring)
WAGS N' WHISKERS – spring or travel
GRAPHICAT SKETCHES – sketch

Friday, March 9, 2012

WOO HOO, AT LONG LAST!!

Ever since I discovered Copics, which was at least 2 and 1/2 years ago, I have wanted to become Certified, and I finally got that opportunity today, yay!!  Such a fun class, and I got to learn a lot of things I didn't know which I can't wait to share with all of you.  Many hugs!!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start:)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

Hello all, it’s Thursday, which means the weekend is getting closer and also SHOWCASE THURSDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!!  I hope you will go visit the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG so you can see all the AMAZING work of the rest of the DT gals.

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will go check that outSmile

Both images and the sentiment I used for today’s creation can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have chosen to combine Easter Biana with Egg Tree using GIMP – Wendy has a NEW Downloadable Guide to using GIMP for sale at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, and you are definitely going to want to check that out!!

I have colored the image with Copics and cut out using Nellie’s die cut.  I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from SU.    CS is Darice and SU, buttons from Bazzil, twine from Doodlebug Designs and DP from Karen Foster and Best Creations.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – green and yellow
CRAFTY CREATIONS – stripes
CREATE ME PINK – spring plus button
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – green
DIVAS BY DESIGN – favorite things (favorite embellie = flowers)
FAB 'N FUNKY – yellow
INKY IMPRESSIONS – use green
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – spring colors
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WEDNESDAY WITH JUST SOME LINES!!

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!    It is in the 60s here in Ohio with sun shining, and that always puts me in a good mood!  Today I am sharing one of the adorable animal images available at JUST SOME LINES SHOP and it is Dog Wears a Hat 4.  I love this sweet little furry girl!  I am a HUGE dog lover, I have 2, but would LOVE to have more.

I have colored her with Copics and cut using Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Papers are Darice and SU and DP is from K and Co.  Bling and pearls are from Prima and I have used a Cuttlebug folder for the embossed purple piece.  I really love how these monochromatic papers all came together.  I found the sentiment in a Pink by Design clear set and cut with Whimsy Stamps die.  Ribbon is from Michael's.  Sure hope you like it.

Remember, still a few more days to play in our GIRLY GIRL CHALLENGE - click HERE or on the badge on top left sidebar of  JUST SOME LINES BLOG to go enter your creation.  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:
SWEET STAMPS – monochromatic
DIGITAL TUESDAY – sketch plus digital element
CREATIVE MONDAYS – anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE CHALLENGE – monochromatic
PAPER CREATIONS INK – spring is in the air
POLLYCRAFT CHALLENGE – spring has sprung
THE PINK ELEPHANT – lots of layers (9)
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – spring is in the air
DREAM VALLEY – Mother’s Day/Female theme
GINGERLOFT – spring

THINGS WITH WINGS and/or SKETCH AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE!!

Well, have way through another busy week.  It is getting warmer – supposed to be in the mid-60s today.  Even though our winter has been SUPER mild, I am ready for summer sunshine!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and it is “Things with Wings” and/or Sketch.  You have until 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, March 13 to come play along.  Of course we’d LOVE to see an image from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, but it is not required to play in our challenge.

For my creation today, I have used the theme and sketch with the image SouthEnd Girls 2 by Andrea T. Seiler from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE.  Image is colored with Copics, cut with scissors and mounted on Darice CS which is cut with Nesties and embossed with Sizzix folder.  Papers are from Best Creations, ribbon from Offray, bling and pearls from Prima.  I used an SU punch for the butterflies.  Sentiment is from Unity and is cut with Whimsy Stamps die.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – spring
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS – lots of bling
SHOPPING OUR STASH – embossing (or Meljens)
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD – land of fantasy
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
I COPIC CHALLENGES – red hair (plus Copics)
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – something old (punch, ribbon), something new (sentiment die and papers)
LEXI'S CREATIONS – Mother’s day
PAPER PRETTIES – going green

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

BLOG HOP AT STAMP-N-DOODLE!!


Hello everyone!  This week we are having a BLOG HOP to introduce our new STAMP-N-DOODLE DT members as well as for you to get to see our updated STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP.  We hope you will come hop along with us and we also hope you will play along in our NEW CHALLENGE!!
For the hop, you will follow the path to each DT member's blog, make sure you leave a comment on each and every blog in order to qualify for the prizes - each DT member will award a prize and there will be a GRAND PRIZE winner drawn from the challenge blog in addition to the challenge winner.
Our theme for the CHALLENGE is KIDS - can be images of kids, something for a kid, sentiment about kids - as long as it's something about kids, you can enter our challenge.  You have until Monday, March 12 at 11:59pm EST to complete the hop and to get your challenge entries in to STAMP-N-DOODLE blog.  We'd love to see you use an image from our STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP, but it is not required to play along.
So, I bet you're ready to start hopping?!?  Your first stop is STAMP-N-DOODLE blog, if at any time you get lost along the way, please return here to find your way back on track.
Your stops will then be as follows:
AUDREY  -----> YOU ARE HERE
Your final stop will be STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP - you do not need to leave a comment at the shop. Have fun and hope you will also come play in the challenge!!

My card uses "Bossie Cassie," one of our new friends from STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP.  I thought this funny sentiment from Hannah Stamps fit nicely with the image.  Hope you like it.


PEARLS AND SWIRLS AS THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE GOES WEEKLY!!

Do you ever have one of those weeks where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t move forward?!?  I feel like I am having one of those!  First my car needs a new tire yesterday, and of course, it couldn’t have been a simple fix – had to wait for them to take off the tire and then tell me it wasn’t fixable – nail went in at an angle and too close to tire rim, so had to get a new tire.  Tires on my car are not normally stocked by tire place, so they had to order it, which meant I went home and waited for them to call me, then had to go back for them to put tire on.  It’s all good now, but then hubby calls this morning that his transmission isn’t working and he needs me to take him to rental car place – argh!

Ok, deep breaths, and moving on…   EXCITING news today at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE – we are going WEEKLY!!  That’s right, a NEW CHALLENGE every Tuesday, woo hoo!!  This week our challenge is LACE AND PEARLS.  You have until Monday, March 12 to enter our challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE.  You are not required to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, but if you do, you will get 2 entries per project for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner.  You will also get an extra entry for each layout submitted.

For my card today, I used the adorable “Princess Gwendolyn” from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.  I colored her with Copics and cut using Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I chose papers from Making Memories, ribbon from Michael’s, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Memory Box die, and pearl flourishes from Prima.  I sure hop you like it!!  Also, hope you will come play alongSmile

Monday, March 5, 2012

WHOOPSI DAISY LACE AND PEARLS




Well, I must really love my local tire shop because guess what - I am back here for the 4th time in the past 6 months! Anyway, thanks goodness for the iPad and hopefully this new Blogger App will work.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is LACE and PEARLS - one of my favorite embellie combos. Please remember that to play in our challenge you MUST use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP. If you don\'t have any WHOOPSI DAISY images, you can find a FREEBIE over at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP. You can also find the EXCLUSIVE Daisy and Friends CD at Joanna Sheen\'s Shop, so go check that out:)

You have until 12 noon EST on Sunday, March 11 to play along in our challenge. Can\'t wait to see what create.

For my creation, I chose an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet #. I colored the image with Copics and cut with die from Lifestyle Crafts. I used lace from Hobby Lobby and my stash, sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Nestie and pearls are Prima. Sure hope you like it!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

IT'S GIRLY GIRLS CHALLENGE AT JUST SOME LINES!!


Hey everyone!  Just a wee little reminder that our CURRENT CHALLENGE - GIRLY GIRLS at JUST SOME LINES BLOG is still ongoing until Friday, March 9 at 11:59pm EST.  We sure hope you will come play along.  You can find the challenge by clicking HERE or the badge on the left sidebar of JUST SOME LINES BLOG.  You don't need to use a Just Some Lines image to play, but it will give you an additional entry into our random.org winner's draw if you do!

For my creation, I have used EMO MERMAID 2 from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I have colored her with Copics and also added some Fiskars glitter gel pens for some additional sparkle and shine.  I used designer papers from Basic Grey and CS from Darice.  Square bling also from Darice.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot and cut with die from Memory Box.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Mark Richards.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!


Additional challenges entered:
BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE – anything goes
CRAFTY EMMA'S CHALLENGE – floral frenzy
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes


Thursday, March 1, 2012

NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS TODAY!!

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for Showcase Thursday at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and we have NEW RELEASES to share with you today and you are going to LOVE THEM!! You can find them all at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP . If you get a chance, you will definitely want to check out ALL the DT creations at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG. As always, the DT gals have created AMAZING works for your inspiration.
We also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so hope you will come play alongSmile

For my creation today, I have used the following items from the NEW RELEASE that can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP – Cindy Bunny, Spring Tree from the NEW accessories set, digi papers from the NEW digi paper set and sentiment from the NEW set.  I did something new with GIMP this week as well.  Instead of using a transparent background, I used some of the digi paper and then added the 2 images.  I think it came out pretty cool – let me know what you think!

Additional challenges:
DIVAS BY DESIGN – spots or stripes
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – anything goes
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – spring flowers
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – anything goes
STARS AND STAMPS – use a digi
PERFECT SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE – die cut plus sentiment
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digi elements and something that leaps (bunny)
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – pink and girly
SASSY CHERYL'S – spots and dots
TRY STAMPIN ON TUESDAY – sketch