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Saturday, June 30, 2012

SUMMERTIME CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!

Hello and happy Saturday!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this week and it is SUMMERTIME.  I love summertime for the most part – sun, warmer weather, more time with my kids – although these past few days have been so unbearably hot, it is really tough to be outside.

But, I digress…  This time our challenge is 1 week instead of 2, so you have until Friday, July 6 at 11:59pm EST to show us those SUMMERTIME creations.  Head on over to DI'S DIGI DESIGNS to link up your creations and to look at the DT samples, they have done some amazing work as always.

Remember, you are not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance of winning 2 digis from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to the sponsor prize.

For today’s creation, I used “Seaside Izzy” from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I had such fun coloring this sweet image with my Copics.  I added pinwheels from my new Taylored Expressions dies, brads from Kaisercraft, pearls from Want 2 Scrap and sentiment from MFT.  Papers are Bazzill and from my stash, all shapes other than pinwheels are cut with Nesties or personal cutter.  Hope you like it and will come play along.
The sketch is from CARD PATTERNS (challenge is over).
Additional challenges entered:
CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, CARDS – anything goes
EMERGENCY CRAFTERS – summer sun
RAISE THE BAR – summer
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – use a digi image
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – school’s out
CRAFTY CREATIONS – 3 different embellies (brads, pearls, pinwheels)
INKY IMPRESSIONS – beach fun
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – welcome summer
SASSY CHERYL'S – summer
LEXI'S CREATIONS – at the beach

Friday, June 29, 2012

IT’S BLOG HOP TIME–PIXIE STYLE!!

Hello and happy Friday!  I hope you have had a great week.  I am having a decent week – my laptop came home yesterday afternoon – sad that I missed it, right?!? LOL  It is dreadfully hot here, but I am blessed to have an air conditioned house.

Anyway, enough of my random babbling, want to tell you about our PIXIE DUST STUDIO hop and hope you will take part in it!  You will have until midnight CST tonight to come join us.  You need to hop along to all DT member blogs AND leave a comment to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE – 2 images of choice from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP!!   We have a BRAND NEW SET – “Compass” that is filled with super adorable images – take a look!


Here is the hop order you will follow:
PIXIE DUST STUDIO ~
The Scrapbooking Queen ~
Cat ~
Shirl ~
Lelia ~
Cricut Chick ~
Christine ~
Karen ~
Myriam ~
Audrey ~ YOU ARE HERE!
Stephanie ~
Sherri ~
PIXIE DUST STUDIO

My image for today, “Nautical Pixie” can be found in PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP along with all the NEW RELEASES.  I have colored the image with Copics and cut using a frame made of Nesties – I thought it made it look like a picture hanging in someone’s house.  I added Petaloo flowers and sentiment is from K. Andrew Designs and cut with Nesties.  CS is Bazzill and ribbon Offray, DP from my stash.  Happy hopping!!


Additional challenges:
CHARISMA CARDZ – anything goes
HANNA AND FRIENDS – 2 patterned papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon
SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY – sketch
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – lots of flowers
WORD ART WEDNESDAY – uplifting sentiment
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
LEXI'S CREATIONS – at the beach

Thursday, June 28, 2012

GOING TRAVELLING AT PIXIE DUST STUDIOS and NEW RELEASES!!

Hello again – it’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG today.  We also have lots of exciting stuff going on today and tomorrow at PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP and PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG with our NEW RELEASES and a BLOG HOP starting tomorrow – so look out for that!

The NEW RELEASE is “COMPASS,” which you can find in the PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP tomorrow, but I have given you a little sneaky peek by using the “Asian Princess” image on my card today.   Our NEW CHALLENGE starting today is TRAVEL, so create something that inspires you when thinking of travel.  You have until 6pm CST on July 4th to come enter your creation at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG.  You can also check out all the PIXIES’ challenge creations at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and if you have time, I’m sure everyone would love a visit to their individual blogsSmile

I colored my PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image with Copics and cut out with Amuse Die.  I added flower from K and Co. and sentiment from Hanna Stamps, cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Bling is from Zva Creative and ribbon from SU.  Papers are from a few of my new paper sets and CS is Bazzill.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – embellish it (3 different embellies – ribbon, flower, bling)
FAB 'N FUNKY – cute and girly
FETCH A SKETCH – sketch
THE PAPER SHELTER – punches/dies
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – anything goes
CREATIVE CARD CREW – 1, 2, 3 (1 image, 2 DPs and 3 bling)
LEJ DESIGNS – summer’s here
SWEET STAMPS – Summer
MY GRAFICO – bright summer colors
CORROSIVE – summertime girls

HOT, HOT SUMMER HAS ARRIVED and THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

It is supposed to be at least 100 degrees F today, yikes!  It has also been SUPER dry here.  In fact, due to the heat and the dryness, a lot of places are saying they may not be able to do fireworks for 4th of July.  I don’t ever remember that happening before!

It’s also SHOWCASE THIRSDAY over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and the DT gals have once again created some fabulous projects for your enjoyment.  I hope you will head on over and check them out, and if you have a chance, visit their personal blogs, you’ll be glad you did!

Additionally, there’s a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so you’ll also want to go check that out.   Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the DT CALL there as well, so if you are interested, go on and apply!

The DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP is also loaded with NEW ITEMS, and a great SALE, so head on overSmile


For my card today, I used DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images “Presley and Prissy the Pirates” as well as a sentiment from the Ahoy Matey sentiments set and the treasure chest from the Ahoy Matey accessories set.  I colored everything with Copics, Fiskars, Sakura and Atyou Spica glitter gel pens and cut using Lifestyle Crafts die.  Papers are from Basic Grey, K and Co., Bazzill and Core-dinations.  Sentiment cut with Nestie.  Button and blue ribbon from SU, bling from Zva Creative.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – Patriotic (red, white and blue)
INKY IMPRESSIONS – beach fun
PAPER PRETTIES – red, white and blue
THE PAPER SHELTER – punches/dies
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
CLEAR IT OUT – anything goes plus more than 1 ribbon from your stash (old supplies = DPs, ribbon, button)
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – friendship
SHOPPING OUR STASH – red, white and blue
TWISTED TUESDAY – summer and use red
SKETCH SATURDAY– sketch

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JUST SOME LINES WEDDING CHALLENGE


Hey everyone! Well, I am back from vacation since Saturday and now that I am finally done with numerous trips to grocery to restock our food and everyday items plus unpacking, laundry, bills, etc., I am ready to get some blogging and crafting done:)   My laptop needs a new hard drive, but thank goodness for our desk top computer and also an internet server that doesn’t move with the speed of a snail like the one on vacation.


Today, I have a little inspiration for you using JUST SOME LINES SHOP image "wedding cake couple." Our challenge over at JUST SOME LINES BLOG is WEDDINGS and is running until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, June 28, so just a few more days to get those creations in!



I have colored this image with Copics, Sakura and Atyou Spica glitter gel pens and cut out with scissors. Papers are Bo Bunny, Best Creations and Fancy Pants Designs and CS is Bazzill. The sentiment from S & P clear stamps is "Wishing you a Blessed Wedding" and is stamped with Brilliance metallic silver onto Fancy Pants DP, cut with scissors and button from MFT added. I sure hope you like it and will join our challenge.


Additional Challenges entered:
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
DAISY DOODLES – anything goes
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – anything goes
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE – anything goes
NETTIES G'S DIGITAL GEMS CHALLENGE – “With this ring”
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – wedding
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – summer dresses
CLEAN AND SIMPLE – sketch

Thursday, June 21, 2012

STAY TUNED...

Hey everyone!  Still on vacation and something happened to my laptop on Tues. night - now just blank black screen when you boot up with the horrid words "Operating System Not Found_", so I am on my kids laptop, which is horrible and has none of my programs, files etc.  Also, the internet connection at this hotel is still awful as well, so that means it's taking me forever to do any posting.  Therefore, I am a wee bit late with my posts for Crafty Sentiments, Softpencil, MilkCoffee and Digital Delights, but I plan to get them done as soon as possible, so stay tuned and thanks for baring with me.  Hugs and have a great day!!:)

NEW CHALLENGE - PIXIE FLIX AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!!

Hello!!  Today we are excited to share with you the first Pixie Flix movie challenge.  Each month one of our challenges will be showcasing a new PIXIE FLIX where we will provide clues and creations to help you guess the Pixie Flix as well as to inspire you to make your own creation for our PIXIE FLIX Challenge.   

My clues for this week's Flix challenge are:
It begins with a Summer romance and ends with a Graduation.
It is a musical set in the 50's.
The girls LOVE Pink.
The girls have a sleepover.
The boys have a car race.
"Brusha, Brusha, Brusha!"
The title refers to an item found in cars and hair.


Here is my card using “Loverboy” and “Soda Pop Girl” images from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP.  I have colored both images with Copics and cut out using Cheery Lynn dies.  I have added embossing from a Cuttlebug folder, prima bling, sticker flower from K and Co. and sentiment from Pink By Design cut with MFT die.

So, have you figured it out or do you need more clues?   Either way, head on over to PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE – there you will see more inspiration from the DT and you can enter the challenge!!  Remember, you have until 6pm CST on Wednesday, June 27 to come play along.  We’d sure love to see you use a PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image, but it is not required to enter our PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE.  Can’t wait to see your creations!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Crafts and Me - anything goes
Divas by Design - die cut
Fab 'n' Funky - polka dots
Ruby's Rainbow - black and white plus 1 (pink)
Scrapbook Sisters - diamond
365 Cards  - music
Digital Tuesday - digital element and tag
Everybody-Art-Challenge - thinking of you
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - use 2 (2 images)

CRAFT YOUR PASSION - more than 1 flip/fold

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PIXIE DT CARD–HAPPY BIRD-DAY:)

Well, still struggling with super slow internet, but trying my best.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Mine is fun and of course going quickly.  I have a new creation to share with you today for PIXIE DUST STUDIO and I am using one of the NEW RELEASES from the Feed The Birds Collection.

I have colored my PIXIE DUST STUDIO image with Copics and cut using Nesties.  I added some brand new Petaloo flowers and some bling and pearls from My Mind’s Eye.  Papers are Bazzill CS and DP is from my stash (I think Echo Park, but could be wrong).   Ribbon is from my stash and sentiment is from K. Andrew Designs and cut with Nestie. 
 
Don’t forget, you can still enter our bird challenge until 6pm CST today, so head on over to PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and check that outSmile

Additional Challenges entered:
BEARLY MINE – flowers
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – welcome summer
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – summer colors
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – welcome summer
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – summer colors (yellow, orange)
SCRAP CREATIONS – vacation
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – BINGO (blooms, free, ribbon)
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
CREATIVE MONDAYS – summer
THERE SHE GOES – winged things

Monday, June 18, 2012

SWIRLS CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY

Hey everyone!  Writing to you from vacation where I have one of the slowest internet connections ever – tried to watch a 5 min. video on You Tube and it took about 15 mins!  Needless to say, very annoying.  So, if you notice my posts are a wee bit late some days this week, you will know why.  I am however, having a great time – yay!Smile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is SWIRLS.  You have until noon EST on Sunday, June 24 to come play along with us at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  While we’d LOVE to see you use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, it is not required to enter.  So, come on over and show us those swirls!
 
For my card, I chose to go a bit outside my normal comfort level.  First, although I colored this gorgeous WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image from Sheet 353 with Copics, Atyou Spics and Sakura sparkle pen, I used very little color as I wanted to keep the image mostly white.   Also, for the first time in a while, I did not use a sketch, not even a loosely based one, did the layout how I felt is should go.  I used Bazzill, and Taylored Expressions CS and DP from Basic Grey.  The die I used is a new Memory Box die and I used an embossing folder/die (called a “Designable”) from Marianne Crafts.  I had never used this before and I think it came out so cool.  I cut my image with scissors, added a sentiment from Unity which is cut with Amuse die and some Prima bling added for additional sparkle.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
SPEEDY AND FRIENDS – vintage
NETTIE G.’Swith this ring
PAPER PLAYTIME – anything goes with sentiment
SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW – a bit of brown
TRULY MADLY CRAFTY – monochrome
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM – photo inspiration plus crystals/pearls
GINGERLOFT – vintage
PAN PASTEL UK – summertime
ROBYN’S FETISH – anything goes
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – make it sparkle

Saturday, June 16, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Good Saturday morning to all!  It’s a beautiful day here and going to be pretty hot, so I will be staying inside in the ACSmile

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and it is SPOTS AND DOTS!  I never realized how many papers, images, dies, etc. have spots and dots until I started working on my creation.  I love spots and dots!

You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 29 to come play in our challenge.  You are not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but if you do, you get a chance to win 2 free images of choice DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to the sponsor prize.  So, head on over to DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and show us what you’ve got!!

My card today uses DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “Izzy and Bee.”  I love this sweet image and had such fun coloring her with Copics and Sakura gel pen for the bee’s wings.  I added a brick/stone wall and some grass as well.  I cut image with Nesties and backing paper cut with Memory Box die.  Sentiment from Pink By Design is cut with Nestie and bling from My Mind’s Eye added.  CS is Bazzill and DP is Best Creation.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
ATC & CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes
CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE – use a sentiment
CRAFTY ANN’S CHALLENGE – it’s a girl thing
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch
EMERGENCY CRAFTERS – anything with wings
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE – summer
POLKA DOODLES – summer scene
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND – bugs/butterflies
STAMPIN WITH THE DRAGON – anything goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – any sentiment, for a child’s birthday

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Hello again to you!  Thanks so much to everyone for your uplifting comments and wishes.  I have missed regular blog posts and “chats.”  I have lots more crafting to share with you today, so let’s get started!

It’s SHOWCASE THIRSDAY over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and the DT gals have once again created some fabulous projects for your enjoyment.  I hope you will head on over and check them out, and if you have a chance, visit their personal blogs, you’ll be glad you did!

Additionally, there’s a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so you’ll also want to go check that out.  The DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP is also loaded with NEW ITEMS, and a great SALE, so head on overSmile

For my card today, I used DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images “Strawberry Delight, strawberry balloons, strawberry frame and coordinating sentiment.”  I colored everything with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut image with scissors, yellow Bazzill paper cut with Nellies, and sentiment cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  All other CS is Bazzill, DP is Three Bugs in a Rug and banners cut with MFT die.

Additional Challenges:
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMPS CHALLENGE – photo inspiration
CREATIVE MONDAYS – summer
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – simply summer
HOUSE OF GILLI – vibrant colors/summer
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – more than one digi (4)
MAKE IT MONDAY – anything goes
GETTING CRICKY – summertime
CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS – sketch

NEW RELEASES AND NEW CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!!

Hello again and welcome to my first PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG post.  Lots of exciting stuff going on today at both PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP!  There is a NEW RELEASE today, “Feed the Birds,” which you can find in the PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP.  We also have a NEW CHALLENGE, which is to create something BIRD RELATED and is happening at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG.  Finally, the NEW DT have started this week (I am on of them, yay!!) and so you can check out all the PIXIES creations at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and if you have time, I’m sure everyone would love a visit to their individual blogsSmile


I chose to use “Patchwork Owl” from the PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP new releases.  I love images with patchwork – I think it reminds me of the patchwork dresses I used to wear in my 20s.  Anyhow, I have colored this cutie with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura glitter pens.   I added CS from Bazzill, DP from Bazzill and Echo Park, ribbon from Offray, bling from My Mind’s Eye and a sentiment from Jessica Lynn Originals, stamped 2x and cut with Nesties.  Image and backing also cut with Nesties.

Remember, to play in our BIRD CHALLENGE, you have until 6pm CST on Wednesday, June 20 to come join our challenge at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG.  We’d sure love to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but it is not required to play.  Hope to see you playing along!!

Additional challenges:
DIVAS BY DESIGN – summer theme
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – anything goes
PAPER PRETTIES – summer inspiration
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – circles
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – things with wings
LEJ DESIGNS – male project
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – anything goes
PAPERS AND SUCH – our feathered friends
SPARKLE CREATIONS – sketch

COLOR CHALLENGE AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SHOWCASE AT MILKCOFFEE

Have you missed me again?  This time I promise to be back more regularly.  I am seriously not sure what happened over the past few weeks – I guess just lots of personal changes in my life – kids getting out of school, our “house guest” of almost a year finally moving out, my oldest becoming a teenager, my 11 year old “graduating” from elementary school, some changes in medication, realization that I needed to go on a diet…  Suffice it to say, I did not deal so well with all this change and on top of that, I stepped down from some DTs that I had been on a very long time and it is always sad to move on, even though in my heart I know I did the right thing!

Anyway, I want to share some cards I have made recently for a challenge going on at MILKCOFFEE BLOG as well as for this week’s showcase.  First up is my card of “Lisbeth Sleeps with her bunny” which you can find at MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  This card is for our monthly color challenge happening at MILKCOFFEE BLOG.  We are using the following color scheme and you are required to use a MILKCOFFEE SHOP image to come play along or you can pick up the FREEBIE available on MILKCOFFEE BLOG.  Either way, we hope you will come play along!!


I have colored her with Copics and cut out using Lifestyle Craft dies.  I chose DP from my stash and Bazzill CS.  I added ribbon from my stash and flowers from Petaloo.  Sentiment is from Darcie’s rubber stamps and I think it just fits perfectly.  The layout is partially based on a old Seems a Little Sketchy sketch.  Hope you like it.



Additional Challenges
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS – flower power
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, flowers, dies)
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – critters
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
FOREVER FRIENDS – anything goes (plus animal)
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – flowers in bloom
THE RIBBON GIRLS – use ribbon or lace


My other card today is MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Charlotte and Bunny Love Balloon” and it is a birthday card as the MILKCOFFEE DT gals are showcasing birthday celebration images this week.  I have colored this cute image with Copics, cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die, made pennants using Lifestyle Crafts die, added Doodlebug DP, Prima crystals and Petaloo flower.  Ribbon is from Back to Basics, sentiment from Stampendous and cut with Amuse die and CS is Bazzill.  Hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
INKY IMPRESSIONS – celebration
REPEAT IMPRESSIONS – sketch
SCRAP CREATIONS – celebration
OLDIE BUT GOODIE CHALLENGE – banners (or bunting) and something at least 6 mos. old (ribbon)
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – 3-2-1 (3 banners, 2 crystals, 1 flower)
SASSY CHERYL'S – birthday celebration
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – birthday
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – seeing spots
HOUSE OF GILLI – vibrant colors/summer
LEXI'S CREATIONS – happy birthday

Monday, June 11, 2012

BLING IT ON AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Ugh, my computer and I did not get along too well earlier today, but I am here now to tell you about our NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is BLING IT ON!  That’s right, we want to see bling and lots of it!!

You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, June 17 to join our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  While we’d sure LOVE to see you using an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, it is not required to play along.

My image today comes from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 351.  I love this adorable Daisy girl.  I have colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut using Nesties.  Squares were cut with Lifestyle Crafts and Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  I used paper from Bazzill and DP from First Edition.  Flower is from Petaloo, Bling and Crystals from Prima.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts and is cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sketch is from last week’s DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS challenge.

Additional challenges:
BUNNY ZOE’S CRAFTS – girls, girls, girls
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – birthday
HOOKED ON CRAFTS – all that glitters
LEXI'S CREATIONS – happy birthday
PAPER PRETTIES – favorite color combos (brown and pink)
GINGERLOFT – vintage
CRAFT PUNKED – birthday
CRAFTY ANN'S CHALLENGE – it’s a girl thing
FUSSY AND FANCY – swirls and flourishes

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I'M A PIXIE!!

Just a quick announcement this morning and lots more stuff to come!    This has been a very insane week - the end of some long term projects, much sadness and happiness as I enter some new phases and new challenges in my life.  One of the very THRILLING parts of the week is that I have become a PIXIE!!  Yes, I am on the DT for PIXIE DUST STUDIO.  I have loved PIXIE DUST STUDIO for years, so this is a super exciting new venture for me.

I would love to share this announcement by introducing all the Pixies - you can find them and their blogs by clicking on the following links:



Audrey (me)










Congrats to all!!


NEW RELEASE coming Thursday, watch for it at PIXIE DUST STUDIO

Thursday, June 7, 2012

EMBOSSING CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE!

First of all, just want to say a huge THANK YOU to all my amazing followers for wishing my sweet Peyton a happy birthday on Tues.  It really made her feel so specialSmile

Officially, the first day of summer is June 20, but at my house, it’s today because the kids are done with school until late August.  I love being able to sleep in past 6am as I am so NOT a morning person.  I am also excited to have more time to spend on my crafting – woot!!

Speaking of crafting, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is EMBOSSING!  You can use wet or dry embossing or both – can’t wait to see what you choose to makeSmile  Remember, you have until 8pm EST on Wednesday, June 20 to come play along.  Although we’d love to see a MILKCOFFEE SHOP image in your creation, it is not required for you to play along, although, it will give you an extra point per creation.

For today’s creation, I have used one of MILKCOFFEE SHOP’s newest series “Sally” and she is with the laundry basket – love that!  I have colored her with Copics, added some Sakura glitter pen for sparkle and I drew in what is supposed to be a tile floor (I am clearly not an artist).  I have used Bazzill CS and DP from my stash – there is embossing on both DPs plus I have used a Sizzix folder for the piece across the middle of card.  Doily die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and rectangles cut with Nesties.  Flowers are from Petaloo and sentiment is a rubber stamp from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come play along.

Additional challenges:
MY HEART PIECES – flowers
OOZAK CHALLENGE –2 DPs and at least 1 embellie
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – many layers
FAB 'N FUNKY – go green ( I used the color green)
THE PAPER SHELTER – go dotty
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – for a girl
TANDA STAMPS – something new (new image)
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – thinking of you and use a flower
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digi and anything goes
SKETCHY COLORS – sketch 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

WHITE ON WHITE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!

Hello to all!  First of all, I want to wish a Happy 13th birthday to my daughter, also my oldest child.  She is Autistic, high functioning and verbal, and is having a really rough go as her first year of middle school comes to a close and she embarks on her teenage years.  My sweet girl has no friends and her life is spent on the computer, which is pretty much the ONLY thing that makes her happy.  Thank goodness for her cyber friends.  If you find it in your heart to lift her up in prayer, I would be so grateful – her name is Peyton.  Many hugsSmile

Just 2 more days of school left and then kids are home for summer.  Obviously I love my children, but having them all home always presents its challenges – verbal fighting is the main issue but there’s also throwing things, beating on each other and stealing then hiding one another’s things.  Great fun for me – NOT!  LOL

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and I sure hope you will come play along!  This week’s challenge is one of my favorites – WHITE ON WHITE (with colored image).  You are definitely going to want to head on over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and check out all the AMAZING work by the DT girls and if you have a chance, I hope you will pay a visit to their individual blogs.

You have until Monday, June 11 to come and join us.  You are not required to use an image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS SHOP, but of course we would LOVE to see one.  So, come over and join the fun!!


My card was made using CRAFTY SENTIMENTS SHOP image “Scilla Fairy.”  I love this gorgeous image and had such fun coloring it with my Copics.   I thought she should be seated on a wall, so I drew in the top part with my Copics.  I cut her out with scissors.  All dies used are from Lifestyle Crafts, sentiment from MFT, flowers are from Petaloo.  Organdy ribbon is from JoAnn, papers are Bazzill and SU CS and DP from My Mind’s Eye.  Cuttlebug and Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders used as well.

Additional challenges:
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD – a sweet life
CRAFTY BOOTS CHALLENGE – anything goes
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – simply summer
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – flowers in bloom (focal point flower)
OOH LA LA CREATIONS – make it girly
TAMMY SCRAPIN CORNER – for the girls
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – die cuts/punches
VICTORINE ORIGINALS – texture
THE RIBBON GIRL – use ribbon or lace
THE SWEET STOP – sketch

Monday, June 4, 2012

SUMMERTIME COLORS AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Hello everyone and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.   This week we are looking for those Summer Colors!  You have until Sunday at noon EST to come play along at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  While we would love to see you use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, it is not required to play along.

I hope you will go check out WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP as there is a NEW FREEBIE for you to  enjoy this week as well as some NEW SHEETS that I know you will loveSmile

For today’s creation, I have used an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 336.  I have colored her with Copics and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment from Pink Cat Studio is also cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Oval behind image cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die.  DP is from Bella Blvd. and Echo Park, CS from Bazzill.  Ribbon is Offray and bling from My Mind’s Eye.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional challenges:
GETTING CRICKY – summertime
GINGERLOFT – cirlces
GREAT IMPRESSIONS – die cuts/punches
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use a digi
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – seeing spots plus sentiment
THE CRAFTY PAD – ribbon
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – summer (or winter)
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES – add butterflies
MY SHERI CRAFTS – summer lovin’
MY TIME MADE EASY – sketch

Saturday, June 2, 2012

MALE INSPIRED CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to all!  It is our last tourney of the soccer season and then we are off until mid-August, woo hoo!!   I love watching my boys play soccer, but it is time for a break.  Does anyone have any fun summer plans?  My kids finish school this week and I am really looking forward to that.Smile  Of course, today started with my refrigerator dying right after my younger son’s game and so it was a mad scramble to unload everything into the basement refrig/freezer.  Yikes!

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE  this time and it is MALE INSPIRED, so we’re looking for creations inspired by a male, whether it’s the theme, the image, the colors – just make sure you card is masculine in theme and come join us!  You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 15 to join us.  If you use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance to win the sponsor prize.  Our sponsor this time is MICHELLE’S SCRAPBOOKING AND MORE – $10 voucher (winner pays shipping).

For my creation today, I used DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “football fun.”  I stamped the ball with an image of a soccer ball from The Paper Company, all the rest if the image is colored with Copics.  I cut image using Nesties.  Banner die is from Memory Box.  I used buttons from JoAnn and Buttons Galore.  Sentiment is cut with Memory Box die and is from The Paper Co.  DP is from Bo Bunny and Echo Park, CS from Bazzill.  Hope you will like it and will come play along.

Additional Challenges:
BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE – anything goes
CRAFT YOUR DAYS AWAY – red, white and blue
LITTLE CLAIRE’S – male theme
MY SHERI CRAFTS – summer theme
SPEEDY AND FRIENDS – use buttons
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything goes
FAIRY TALE – boys and men
HOT SHOT CRAFT – die cuts
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES – boy crazy
SKETCHES BY CARLY – sketch

Friday, June 1, 2012

JUNE GDT AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS AND NEW RELEASE!

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!  I for one, am thrilled the weekend is upon us.  This week has been crazy hectic.  Thank goodness soccer tryouts are finally over and the kids have 4 more days of school left.  Luckily, 3 of the 4 have no more homework, yay!

I am super excited to announce that for the month of June, I will be GDT over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!  Today, there is a NEW RELEASE over in the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS SHOP, so I hope you will go check those out!  Plus there’s a GREAT SALE going on from today, June 1 – June 6.  Also, head on over to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG to check out the amazing DT creations with the NEW RELEASESSmile

I have used “Tess Summer Fun” from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS SHOP.  I have colored her with Copics and cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die and border with Nestie.  Sentiment also cut with Nestie and sentiment is from Cardz TV.  I used brads from Cloud Nine Designs, buttons from JoAnn, papers from Bazzill and Kaisercraft, ribbon from my stash and scalloped border die from Amuse.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional challenges:
AUD SENTIMENTS – any sentiment
DRS DESIGNS – summer
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – anything for kids
PAPER PLAY CHALLENGES – use 2 of something (2 brads, 2 DP)
PIXIE DUST STUDIO – summer
SHELLY’S IMAGES – pick at least 2 (flowers, ribbon, digi)
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – many layers
CRAFTS AND ME – ribbon
CRAFTY CREATIONS – circles
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch