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Thursday, May 31, 2012

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Happy Thursday everyone and time for another showcase at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!  As always, the DIGITAL DELIGHTS DT girls have created some awesome samples for you, so I hope you will check them out.

We have our annual RETIRING SALE going on at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP right now, so head on over and check that out – make sure to pick up your retiring favorites!  There’s also a bunch of NEW ITEMS in the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and trust me, you are going to want to pick those up!!

Finally today is the start of a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES so go check that out as well and we hope you will come play along with us.

For my creation today, I have used DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image “Bucket and Spade Peyton” and “Make A Splash” sentiment.  I have colored everything with Copics, image and frame cut with Nesties, sentiment cut with scissors and mounted on Verses die cut piece.  Ribbon and DP from my stash, button from bag o buttons, CS from Bazzill.  New crystal bling is from Queen Cat.  Hope you like it!!

Additional challenges:
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE – celebrate (celebrating summer/beach), ribbon and die cut
CRAFTS AND ME – ribbon
DIVAS BY DESIGN – anything goes
INKY IMPRESSIONS – summer fun
PAPER PRETTIES – summer
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – anything goes
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – anything goes plus die cut
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE – anything goes plus item 6 mos. old (button and ribbon)
SWEET STAMPS – sketch
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – masculine

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SOFTPENCIL SHOWCASE!

Good Wednesday morning!  It has been almost a week since my last post as life has been very busy and hectic.  Both my boys played in a soccer tournament this past weekend, so we had 8 games over 3 days plus is was over 90 degrees all weekend, which made it even more exhausting.  This week the boys have soccer try outs, which started last night and are also tonight and Thursday.  Then we have end of year tournament this weekend.  So, I’m going to be pretty busy until Sunday. 

I love being busy, but honestly, I am ready for time to myself.  Besides for all of the above, the kids are getting ready to finish school, my older son (11) is starting middle school in the fall, so I had a meeting for that last night, plus he has a lot of end of elementary/graduation activities going on.  My oldest will be turning 13 June 5 and has been having some issues at school and socially due to her Autism – any transitions are always difficult for herSad smile  My youngest (7) has some school projects that require adult supervision and time.  And, I have been dealing with some (hopefully minor) health issues.  Well, sorry to bore you all, but that’s pretty much a summary of the past couple weeks and this week.  I am planning on doing some major crafting today!!

I want to share my new creation using “Charming Flowers” digi stamp from SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS SHOP.   You can find all Elizabeth has to offer – stickers, rub ons, digi stamps, clear stamps and MORE! – by visiting the SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS SHOP.   I hope you will also check out the SOFTPENCIL BLOG and see all the wonderful creations from the other DT members.

For my card, I have used papers from Bella Blvd. and Bazzill.  Used Lifestyle Crafts folder for embossing, all shapes cut with Nesties.  Butterfly and ribbon are recycled from previous cards that I was no longer fond of.  I sure hope you like it and that you will check out SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS BLOG and SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS SHOPSmile

Additional challenges:
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – anything goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – anything goes
CREATIVE CARD CREW – dimension
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – die cut and anything goes
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY – thank you card or tag
SCRAP CREATIONS – fairies
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – something with wings
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
SHOPPING OUR STASH – floral
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – sketch

Friday, May 25, 2012

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Off to the dr. today for my yearly physical and for him to tell me, AGAIN, that I have high cholesterol (it’s hereditarySad smile).  So, I am hoping he just gives me some pills this time as I already follow a low-fat diet and have for years, take fish oil and eat oatmeal every day!

Anyhow, we have a NEW showcase Thursday for you over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and as always, the DT gals have made some creations that will knock your socks off!!  So, head on over to DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and check them out and if you have time, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their personal blogs as well.

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so make sure you stop over there to check out what it is and to see our amazing sponsor prize offer.

Finally, have you been to DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP recently?  There are some adorable BRAND NEW releases and also our full NEW monthly release waiting for you along with all your previous favorites and the Bargain or Freebie Friday section too!!

So, for my card today, I have chosen Princess Shona from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and I have put her sitting on the Plain Window and used the new Princess sentiment, which I cut with scissors. Nesties used for cutting image, frame and scalloped border. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace from JoAnn and papers are Taylored Expressions, Jilliebean and from my stash. Pearls are from Studio 112. I hope you like it.

Additional challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME – flowers
CRAFTY CREATIONS – pastels, pearls and lace
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – anything goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – any sentiment
DL ART THANKFUL THURSDAY – anything goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – anything goes
SOUTHERN GIRLS – die cut or punch
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY – use a flower
SCRAP CREATIONS – BINGO (pearls, lace, glitter or die cut, digi and flowers)
C.R.A.F.T. CHALLENGES – recipe – 2 or more DP, a tag, glitter


Thursday, May 24, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE–DIE CUTS!

Hey everyone!  Wow, another busy week and I am tired and have a busy weekend and next week as well and then things will slow down a lot – can’t wait.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being busy, and am usually way more productive during times of extreme busy-ness, but it’s also nice to have a wee break sometime.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE this fortnight and our new challenge is DIE CUTS!  So, let’s see those die cuts, whether it’s a few or a lot, just show us some die cuts being used in your creations.

Remember, you have 2 weeks to enter – challenge closes at 8pm EST on Wednesday, June 6.  You don’t have to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP to play along, but you will get additional points for using one of our images.

For my creation today, I have used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Cute Girl with boots and her bunny.”  I have colored her with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura glitter pens.  Ribbons are from JoAnn and my stash, twine from Doodlebug Designs.  Bling-y flowers are Jolee’s Boutique, sentiment from Verve and cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Papers are from Taylored Expressions Jilliebean and Simple Stories.

Hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:

FAB N FUNKY – new beginnings
PAPER SHELTER – bling
PENNY’S PAPER-CRAFTY – anything goes
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – squares
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS – pretty in pink
WASTE NOT WEDNESDAY – use old/forgotten stuff (twine and organdy ribbon)
BEARLY MINE – anything goes
CREATIVE CARD CREW – dimension
SCRAP CREATIONS – Bingo (flowers, digi image, die cuts)
SHOPPING OUR STASH – Bingo (letter G down – patterned paper, blue, sentiment, ribbon, tag)
I also used a sketch, but I cannot seem to find which challenge blog it came from.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

IT’S BINGO TIME AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE!  This week we have a BINGO board for you to use – so just use 3 any way (down, across or diagonal) or you can use all 4 corners.
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You have until Monday, May 28 to come play along with us.  While we’d LOVE to see an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE SHOP, it is not required for you to play along.  However, if you do use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of our random.org drawing.  You will also get 2 entries for each layout you submit.

For my card today, I used THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image “Queen of Hearts” from the Alice in Wonderland series.  I colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using Amuse die.  Framed piece cut with Nesties and sentiment as well as die are from Whimsy Stamps.  Flowers are new from Petaloo, ribbon is from my stash and bling is Prima.  My papers are from Bazzill and I sure hope you like it and will come play along!


Additional Challenges:
CREATIVE MONDAYS – stitching
HOOKED ON CRAFTS – flowers
KAREN’S DOODLES – stitching
LEXI'S CREATIONS – black and white plus one (red)
OOH LA LA CREATIONS – ribbon or twine
TRULY MADLY CRAFTY – 5 (5 embellies – 2 flowers, 2 flourishes and 1 ribbon)
OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS – sketch
ALTERED ALICE – anything goes with Alice in Wonderland as inspiration
STAMP  SCRAP AND DOODLE – flowers
GLITTER GEEKS – polka dots

Monday, May 21, 2012

SHAPE IT CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Happy Monday to all!!  This is always the busiest time of year for me with both soccer and school coming to a close for summer – we have end of the season games, 2 more tournaments and tryouts for soccer in the next 2 weeks and then my older son “graduates” from 5th grade this year, so there are a bunch of festivities, parties and a trip to the zoo associated with that.  I cannot wait for the week of June 11 because we have NOTHING scheduled, so I can craft and sleep in every daySmile

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is SHAPE IT!  So, let’s see some cards with some cool, unique shapes!!  You have until Sunday, May 27 at 12noon EST to come play along with us at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  You do not have to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one.  Linnie has lots of AWESOME, new sheets in the WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP that you’ll definitely want to take a look at.  Also, our FABULOUS Buy One Sheet, Get One Sheet FREE is going on for a limited time, so head on over to take advantage of that!

For my card this week, I have chosen a flower shape from a Nesties Grand Caliber set.  I love using these larger Nesties for card bases.  I chose papers from Bazzil and Prima DP and this beautiful image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 347.  I colored her with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens and cut out with scissors.  Ribbon is from MFT, pearls are from QueenKat, bling-y dots are from my stash.  Sentiment is from I {HEART} Papers and is cut out with Nesties.  It is a bit hard to read b/c of textured paper, but it says “Congratulations.”

I hope you will come play along!

Additional challenges entered:
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – anything goes
PAN PASTEL UK – pastel colors
PAPER SUNDAES – pretty in pink
QUIRKY CRAFTS – dots/spots (bling and pearls), stripes (on ribbon) and ribbon

ROBYN'S FETISH – anything goes
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – whimsy plus sentiment
MY SHERI CRAFTS – wedding/anniversary
ONE STOP CRAFT – spring wedding/anniversary
CRAFTY CATZ WEEKLY – girlie time
SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE – recipe – 1 ribbon, 2 gems (2 different kinds), 3 colors plus neutral (pink, silver blue plus neutrals – kraft, hair and skin)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

THINGS WITH WINGS SHOWCASE AT MILKCOFFEE

Happy Wednesday to all!  I’m not sure how it is Wednesday already?!?  Anyway, we have a NEW SHOWCASE this week over at MILKCOFFEE BLOG and this week the DT gals are showing you “things with wings” from the MILKCOFFEE SHOP images.   I have used “Soya Takes a Nap” for my creation today.


I LOVE this adorable little fairy and I had such fun coloring her with my Copics and my Sakura gel and glaze pens.  All shapes cut with Sizzix dies and I have used papers from Webster’s Pages and Bazzill.   Flowers are from Petaloo and sentiment is from I heart Paper stamps and cut with die from Amuse.  Prima pearl and bling are at the top.  I sure hope you like it and that you will check out the fabulous work from the other DT gals at MILKCOFFEE BLOG.

Additional Challenges:
PINK GEM CHALLENGE – sketch
LITTLE DARLINGS – shabby chic
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – flowers
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – anything goes
BY THE CUTE AND GIRLY – spring is all around
CARD CUPIDS – polka dots
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Tic Tac Toe (patterned paper, colored image, die cuts)
LIA STAMPZ – showers or flowers
SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY – things with wings
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – dies

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DOODLING CHALLENGE AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE

Happy Tuesday to everyone!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE today and it is DOODLING!!  Now I must admit, this was a HUGE challenge for me because I am not so good at doodling, but I tried and I hope you will too!!  If you need any inspiration, the DT girls have created some AMAZING examples as always.  You can check them out over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE or by visiting their individual blogs.

Remember, you have until 11am EST on Monday, May 21 to come play along at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE.  You do not need to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE to enter, but if you do use one, you will get 2 entries for purposes of our random.org winner’s draw for each project.  You will also get 2 entries for each layout submitted.

For my card today, I have used THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image “Moose.”  I love this sweetie and have colored him with Copics and did my doodling and stitching with Staedtler pens and Sakura glitter pen.  Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, DP is Kaisercraft, CS is Bazzill.  All die cuts used are Nesties.  Sentiment is computer generated.    Hope you will come play along.

Additional Challenges:
CRITTER CHALLENGE – flowers
DAISY DOODLES – May flowers
TAMMY SCRAPIN CORNER – show us flowers
CRAZY CHALLENGE – outside
 USE YOUR STUFF – turquoise/aqua, pink and red
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use your favorites (I love flowers)
THE CRAFTY PAD – doodle it
HYBRID CHICK  CARD CARAVAN – flowers
SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP – sketch
CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY  – all creatures great and small  

Monday, May 14, 2012

SPRING COLORS CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Hi everyone and happy beginning of the week to you!  Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and all the moms out there were able to spend time with those you love. 

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our challenge this week is SPRING COLORS.  So get out those colors that remind you of spring and show us what you got!!  You have until noon EST on Sunday, May 20 to come play along.  You are not required to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!

Right now, we have an AWESOME Buy One Sheet, Get One Sheet Free SALE going on at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and you are definitely going to want to take advantage of this amazing deal!!  Linnie has also provided another fantastic FREEBIE, so head on over to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and pick her upSmile


For today’s creation, I used this stunning image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 333.  I colored the image with Copics and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Frame is cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die and circles and shaped corner cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Pearls are from Doodlebug Designs.  CS is Bazzill and embossed pieces done with Cuttlebug folder.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  DP is from my stash.  I used an old Willow Sketchie Challenge sketch.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:
CORROSIVE – flowers, doilies and bling
CRAFT A SCENE – spring flowers plus scene
PAPER SUNDAES – things with wings
STAMPIN SISTERS IN CHRIST – bird, animal or bug
CATCH THE BUG with BUGABOO – things with wings
CARD MAKIN’ MAMAS – flowers
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE – things with wings
GLITTER GEEKS – wings and things
PATTIE’S CREATIONS – Mother’s Day
SWEET N SASSY DIGIS – feminine card

Sunday, May 13, 2012

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WITH SOFT PENCIL

Happy Mother’s Day to all!  Wishing all you Mothers out there a very special day and hoping you get to spend it with someone you love.  I have had a nice, low key Mother’s Day – just me, my oldest daughter and the dogs most of the day.  Hubby took the 3 younger kids out for most of the day.  Tonight my parents will be here to watch all the kids (and dogs, who are also my kidsSmile) so that hubby and I can go to dinner and not have to worry about cooking and dishes.  WOOT!!


So, I would like to share the actual card I am giving to my mother today – I made some other Mother’s Day cards the past couple weeks, but I decided on this one for my mom.  I have used this adorable image of Michu and his mom from SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS.  I have colored this adorable image with Copics and cut using Nesties.  I followed an old sketch from Sketches by Carly.  I sued papers from Echo Park and used Nesties and Lifestyle Crafts die for cuts.  Bazzill CS, pearls from Prima, lace from JoAnn and sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  I sure hope you like it!!


Additional Challenges:
CRAFT A SCENE – May flowers and include a scene
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – Mother’s Day
OPUS GLUEI – beyond the garden gate
PLATYPUS CREEK DIGITALS – flowers
STAMPIN’ SISTERS IN CHRIST – animal, bird or bug
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – one for the girls
2 SISTERS – make it girly
COLOR ME CREATIVE COPIC CHALLENGE – anything goes (plus Copics)
CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY – all creatures great and small
THE SECRET CRAFTER – I love you mom

Saturday, May 12, 2012

COLOR INSPIRATION AT JUST SOME LINES!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!!  I want to remind you that you have until Friday, May 18 at 11:59pm EST to come play along at JUST SOME LINES CHALLENGE BLOG.   You can find the challenge by clicking HERE or clicking on the current challenge badge in left sidebar of JUST SOME LINES CHALLENGE BLOG.  

Our Current Challenge is to use the fabulous color inspiration chosen by our DT member Tina.  I love the color combo she chose - thanks Tina!!


I have chosen Big Hat Girl 1 from JUST SOME LINES SHOP for my creation this week.  I just love this image and colored her with my trusty Copics.  I have cut her out using Nellie's die.  DP from JillieBean Designs, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, and CS from Bazzill and SU.  Ribbon is from my stash, sentiment, which is cut with Nesties, is from My Craft Spot.  Circle cut with Sizzix dies and both embossing folders I used are Cuttlebug.  Hope you like it!!

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So, what are you waiting for?!?  Come play along with us for the chance to win $12 voucher to JUST SOME LINES SHOP!!  You can use any images you like to join us, but you will get an additional entry per creation for each one you submit using a Just Some Lines image.:)  Hugs and have a great weekend!!

Additional Challenges entered:
2 SISTERS – make it girly
COLOR ME CREATIVE COPIC CHALLENGE – anything goes
CRAFTY EMMA’S CHALLENGE – anything goes
SWEET STAMPIN’ – flower power
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – G is for garden
CARD MAKIN MAMAS -  flowers
HOT SHOT CRAFT – die cuts
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES – girly girl
SIMPLY CREATE TOO – Mother’s Day/feminie
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS – sketch

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TIME FOR MY NEW CANDY!!

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NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Hey everyone and happy Thursday!!  I have a very busy day again today, but am hoping to have a wee bit of time to get some crafting done.  Anyway, we have a NEW RELEASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP this week and it is our WILD WEST release, and you will definitely want to come see all the new images, sentiments and papers that make up this set – you can find them all at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP!

The DT gals have created some amazing samples using the NEW RELEASES and you can check those out at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  If you have time, I’m sure the girls would love a visit to their personal blogsSmile

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE with a fabulous sponsor and you can find that at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES.  Sure hope you will come play along!!


I have worked with L’il Dixie this week, isn’t she a cutie?!?  I placed her atop the wooden barrel from the Wild West Accessories set (everything available at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP) and added some hay that I colored in with my Copics.  Everything is colored with Copices and then cut with scissors.  Sentiment as well as frame under image cut with Nesties.  Buttons are from JoAnn and papers are SU CS and Bazzill DP.  Sentiment from Wild West sentiment set is daubed with Memento ink.  Sure hope you like it.

Additional Challenges:

CRAFTY CREATIONS – frame it
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
TANDA STAMPS – blue and brown
WASTE NOT WEDNESDAY – use old/forgotten stuff (buttons – have had them FOREVER!)
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – add dimension

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MILKCOFFEE PRESENTS BUTTONS AND BLING CHALLENGE

Wow, how is it Wednesday evening already?  This week has been busy and as always, I feel as though I have been working my tail off and have nothing to show for it.   But, it has been a good week -  some big issue in my life has resolved itself after close to a year and I have had more energy for the first time in a long time!

But enough of that, I want to tell you about our NEW CHALLENGE at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE this week and it is BUTTONS AND BLING!  You can use any images you like, but we’d love to see a MILKCOFFEE SHOP image and you will get an extra point for each MILKCOFFEE SHOP image creation you enter.

Challenge runs until May 23rd at 8pm EST.  Remember limit of  3 entries per person, otherwise, as long as it is NEW and has BUTTONS AND BLING, you are good to go.

For my card, I have used “Celine Praying” from MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  I have colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas for the glittery flowers in her hair.  I have cut her out with Nesties.  Papers used are Bazzill and SU CS, Echo Park Bazzill and Lawn Fawn DP.  I have also used a sentiment from Artful Inkables cut with Nesties.  Larger circles cut with Nellie’s dies.  Buttons are from Doodlebug Design and bling from Prima.  Hope you like it and will come join our challenge at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE!!

Additional Challenges:
JUST KEEP ON CREATING – anything goes
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – off-centre
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – add dimension
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – cute, cute, cute
SHOPPING OUR STASH – 3 or more DPs
THE SKETCH FILE – sketch
FRIENDS OF SPEEDY TV – at least 3 of something (buttons)
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – sparkle

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BLING CHALLENGE AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE

Hello and happy Tuesday to you all.  Hope everyone is having a great day.   Life has been so busy in lots of ways – I am really looking forward to summer – soccer will be on hiatus for about 6 weeks (other than camps) and kids will be out of school, so at least I can sleep well past 6amSmile  I am NOT a morning person! LOL

Today we have a NEW CHALENGE for you at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and it is BLING!  Now, we are not just looking for a wee bit of bling, we want to see LOTS of sparkly things on your creation!

You have until 11am EST on Monday, May 14 to come play along at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE.  You do not need to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE to play along, but if you do use one, you will have 2 chances to win per project instead of 1!  Also, if you submit a scrapbook page layout, that will give you 2 entries as well.  So, what are you waiting for – go on and get BLINGING!  Smile

I have used “Sweet Angel” from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.   I have colored her with Copics and added some glitter around the clouds and wings with Atyou Spica pen.  Also colored the halo with Atyou Spica.   Image and backing cut with Sizzix dies, bling flourish from Prima, bling flowers from my stash.  All DP is Basic Grey, pink piece is embossed with Cuttlebug folder, scalloped edge cut with MFT die.  Sentiment from Paper Smooches and is cut with Verve die.  Ribbon from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come play along!
Sketch is from last week’s Sketchbook Saturday.
Additional challenges:
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – for a special lady
PILE IT ON – fairytales, fantasy, daydreams
PLATYPUS CREEK DIGITALS – flowers
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – one for the girls
A & T DIGITAL DESIGNS CHALLENGE – anything goes
I BRAKE FOR CHALLENGES – florals
JOANNA SHEEN CHALLENGE – flower power
JUST TRACEY’S CRAFTS CHALLENGE – anything goes
LIA STAMPZ – for mom or special lady
CRAFTY CALENDAR – things with wings

Monday, May 7, 2012

WE LOVE PINK AT WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE!

Good Monday morning!!  Something about that statement seems wrong – perhaps Tired Monday morning is more appropriate LOL!  Anyway, hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was busy with my boys’ soccer games and also it got very HOT here yesterday – in the 80s – I have some nice reddish/tan color on my skin to show for itSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is WE LOVE PINK!  All you need to do is create something which features PINK as your main color – easy enough, right?!?  Hoping to see lots of entries for this one!

Remember there are no product restrictions, although, we would LOVE to see you use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP!!  Also, for a limited time, Linnie has her incredible BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE SHEET FREE SALE going on at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, so hurry on over to take advantage of this FABULOUS SALE!!  There’s also a FREEBIE waiting there for youSmile

For my card, I chose this cute from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 333.  I colored her with Copics and added Fiskars glitter pens to the center of the flowers.  Sentiment is from Amuse and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Image and backing cut with Nesties.  Ribbon is from MFT, flowers are from (need to check), papers are Bazzill CS and polka dot DP, and rest of DP is My Mind’s Eye.  Pearls are from Prima (pink) and Doodlebug (white).  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
CATERED CROP – “B” items (blooms, brown, bouquet, blond)
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – for a special lady
GREAT IMPRESSIONS – anything goes
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use digi/Mother’s Day
PAN PASTEL UK – anything goes
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – sentiment and for a special lady
PAPER SUNDAES – Mother’s Day
SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT – May flowers
THE CRAFTY PAD – girly girls
THE SECRET CRAFTER – sketch   

Saturday, May 5, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS–SPRING!

Happy Saturday and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS.    Our challenge this time around is SPRING!  You have until 11:59pm on Friday, May 18 to come play along in our challenge.  While we’d LOVE to see an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS , it is not required to play in our challenge.  However, if you do use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you have an opportunity to win 2 images from the shop in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.


Our sponsor this week is THERE SHE GOES and they are offering $25 voucher for winner (winner pays postage). 



I have used “Mouse with Love” from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS for my card today.  I have colored this sweet image with Copics and cut using Sizzix die.  Sentiment is from Paper Smooches clear and cut with Memory Box die.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from Doodlebug as is twine.  Ribbon is from my stash, DP from My Mind’s Eye and Lily Bee, CS from Bazzill.

Additional challenges entered:
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – ribbon
CRAFTY CATZ WEEKLY – image must have flower
EMERGENCY CRAFTERS – bold and bright
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE – green and yellow
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND – at least 4 layers (7)
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – favorite embellishment (flowers)
AUD SENTIMENTS – anything goes
DIGI DOODLESHOP'S BEST – anything goes
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY – sketch
FOREVER FRIENDS – Spring plus include an animal

Thursday, May 3, 2012

GIFT OF FLOWERS CHALLENGE AT JUST SOME LINES

JUST SOME LINES BLOG challenge is going on until Friday, May 4 at 11:59pm EST and our challenge is GIVE THE GIFT OF FLOWERS.  I hope you will come and join us.  You don’t need to use an image from JUST SOME LINES SHOP, but we’d sure love to see one and it will give you 2 entries instead of 1 in our random.org winner’s draw.

For my creation, I used “Cute Little Girl” from JUST SOME LINES SHOP for my card.  I know I followed a sketch, but I cannot remember where it was from.  I used papers from Bazzill and some new DP from Teresa Collins.  Sentiment is from Pink By Design, image and backing cut with Nesties, scalloped edge cut with Memory Box die, sentiment cut out with Nestie.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls from Prima.  Hope you like it.

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – mother’s day
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – tic tac toe (flowers, patterned paper, bling)
STARS AND STAMPS – flowers
WHIMSY INSPIRATION  - spots and dots
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – flowers
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – punches/die cuts
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – anything goes
SHOPPING OUR STASH – mother’s day or girly
SWEET STAMPS – for mom
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – mother’s day

WEIRD WEEKS AND CANDY

Hello everyone!  I am not sure what has come over me in the past couple weeks, but my blogging has really taken somewhat of a backseat to some other thoughts/personal struggles, pressing matters as well as illness, back problems and storms that briefly knocked out my internet.  I have many cards I wish to share – most are based on sketch challenges which are probably long over, but I want to show my cards anyway because I am proud of them and I also LOVE all the companies that let me be part of their amazing DTs.

Additionally, I have my new candy all ready to be photographed, so when I have some good light tomorrow, I will post it, so continue to stay tuned and sorry it has taken me this long.

First up today is a card I made for SOFTPENCIL STUDIOS DT and it is SOFTPENCIL SHOP image “Amy watering her garden.”  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  Backing piece is cut with Nesties.  Papers are from Marco’s Paper (shiny green CS), Bazzill and DP is from Lawn Fawn.  Bling flourishes are Recollections and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I hope you like it!

Additional challenges entered:
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – Tic tac toe (bling, patterned paper and flowers)
LITTLE DARLINGS – flowers
PAPER PRETTIES – flowers
BEARLY MINE – friendship
CLEAR IT OUT – Mother’s Day/for a mentor plus use up flowers
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – flowers
LEJ DESIGNS – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes   
SASSY CHERYL – May flowers
SPARKLE CREATIONS – sketch

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MONOCHROMATIC BLUES AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE~

Good Tuesday morning to all.  It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and that’s because it’s been about a week!  I had been sick with sinus/cold for about 5 days and then on Weds., as I wrote about, I did something to my back/upper shoulder blade.  I am feeling much better from both now and wanting to do some catching up with posting.  I am also hoping to have my NEW CANDY posted very soon (maybe today…)

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE today at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and we are looking for MONOCHROMATIC blues.  I love the look of monochromatic creations, they always look super stylish in my opinion.  You have until Monday, May 7 at 11am EST to come enter our challenge.  You do not have to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!  You also get 2 entries per project created with an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE for purposes of our random.org winner’s draw.  You also get 2 entries for each layout you enter.


For my card this week, I chose some lovely Bazzill CS blues, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, buttons from SU and a sentiment from Pink By Design.  My DP is from Echo Park and Lily Bee design.  Image cut with Sizzix die, frame with Nestie and sentiment with Memory Box die.  THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image “DAISY FAIRY” is colored with Copics.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional challenges:
CREATIVE MONDAYS – anything goes
SPEEDY FOX AND FRIENDS CHALLENGE – shades of blue
HOOKED ON CRAFT CHALLENGE – flowers
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Mother’s Day or Girlie
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE – flowers and buttons
PAPER PLAYTIME – anything goes
STAMP AND CREATE – spring
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – monochromatic
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch