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Friday, August 31, 2012

HOPPING WITH PIXIE!!

Hello and Happy Friday!!  Welcome to our PIXIE DUST STUDIO hop!!  You are now at AUDREY’S blog, you should have arrived from MARY'S BLOG.  If you did not arrive from there, please return to PIXIE DUST STUDIO and start at the beginning.

We are hopping today to celebrate a BUNCH of FABULOUS new images that you can find at PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP.  Trust me, you are going to LOVE and HAVE TO HAVE every one of these adorable images!

As with every hop, we have some PRIZES!!  So, make sure to comment on all the blogs featured in the hop.  Grand prize is 3 digis of choice, one mystery hopper will be chosen to win 1 digi and if you leave a comment on our PIXIE DUST STUDIO FACEBOOK PAGE, one lucky winner will also be chosen there!  You have until Sunday, September 2 at midnight CST to complete the hop and if you have gotten this far, you only have 1 last stop and that is PIXIE DUST STUDIO!!  Hope you enjoyed the hop.

I used the brand new PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Pixie BOO.”  She is such a cutie!!  I colored her with Copics and Sakura gel pens, added Prima bling, ribbon and stickers that I just picked up at Michael’s, paper from Bazzill, SU and DP from my stash.  Image cut with MFT die, frame cut with Taylored Expressions die and scalloped ovals on bottom cut with Sizzix dies.  Hope you like it!



Additional Challenges:


GRAPHICAT – sketch
THE PAPER SHELTER – layers on layers
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – sparkle and shine
EUREKA STAMPS – anything goes
MARKER POP – kid themed
PAPER PLAYTIME – polka dots plus sentiment
SQUIGGLEFLY – falling into fall
TAMMY SCRAPIN CORNER – lots of layers
CRAZY CHALLENGE – anything goes
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – anything goes

Thursday, August 30, 2012

LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOWCASE WEEK

Well, Blogger is still playing up with me on Google Chrome – can’t upload pictures and can’t seem to get into my reader to look at all the blogs I followSad smile

Anyway, hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday.  I had to run some errands a bit ago and have one meeting tonight, but otherwise, I am just happy tomorrow is Friday and it is a long weekend since Monday is Labor Day Holiday here in US.  Also, tomorrow marks the end of the first 5 day week of school for the kids and I we have all survived except for everyone being pretty tired.

So today on LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG we have a SHOWCASE of a variety of fabulous images/creations by our DT.  I hope you will head on over and check out their amazing work.  If you have time, you’ll want to visit the DT gals individual blogs, you will be happy you did!!

Remember, you still have til Tuesday, September 4 to come play in our PINK, PINK, PINK challenge on LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG – 1 entry and follow theme if you don’t use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, but if you use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, you can enter unlimited times and your theme is anything goes!  So either way, we hope you will join us.

Finally, come join us on LITTLE MISS MUFFET FACEBOOK GROUP – there’s lots of fun chatter over there, plus Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers – yay!!
 
For my creation today, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP image “Zabel” and she is doing what I wish I was doing – napping!! LOL  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I have used CS from Bazzill, DP from my stash, bling/flowers from Prima and ribbon from my stash.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies and I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss blue piece.  Color combo is from Design Seeds.  Hope you like it!!
 
Additional Challenges:
THERE SHE GOES – sketch
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – back to school
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – back to school
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item plus Back to School
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR – anything goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – emboss it
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – card for a child
LEXI’S CREATIONS – back to school/college

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I decided to go with Halloween-ish theme this week, although it is a Birthday card.  I hope you will stop by the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and see all the amazing DT gals’ creations.  If you have time, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their individual blogs.

Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!


My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images used this week are Audra The Witch, Pumpkin Set and Spider Web, all of which I merged using GIMP.  I added buttons from my stash, sentiment is also from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, papers are Bazzill CS and Cloud 9 Design DP.  I sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME – birthdays
DIVAS BY DESIGN – celebrate
SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front and anything goes
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – child’s birthday
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – anything goes
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
SWEET STAMPS – a favorite technique (coloring with Copics)
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR – anything goes
WILLOW SKETCHIE – sketch

NEW CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE–BACK TO SCHOOL

I hope this winds up working because Blogger is not my friend tonight – doesn’t seem to be working 100% on either Google Chrome or IE and I have even used 2 different computers and no change.  Anyhow…

Life has been very busy and I have missed daily blogging, but I am hoping to bring it back.  I also am hoping to be able to showcase many cards that I have made but have been unable to blog.  Of course, I now need to clean my craft room again at some point too, but I digress (again…)

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and this fortnight it’s BACK TO SCHOOL.  With my kids going back to school last week and kids all over the world doing the same, it seems like a good time to have this challengeSmile  So, use your creativity and show us BACK TO SCHOOL and link it up at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE.

You have until September 12 at 8pm EST to come play along. While we’d LOVE to see you use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP in our challenge, it is not required to come join us.
For today’s creation, I have used one of the adorable new Back To School themed images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  He is colored with Copics, cut with Amuse dies and daubed with Memento ink.  Buttons are from JoAnn, papers are Basic Grey, DCWV and Amuse CS.  Ribbon is from my stash.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut using Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:
CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE  - back to school
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – back to school
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – end of summer
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – sparkle and shine
BEARLY MINE – anything that glitters (buttons)
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – back to school
LEJ DESIGNS – anything goes
RIBBON CAROUSEL – back to school plus spooled item
USE IT TUESDAY – ribbon (from my stash, also buttons and DP are from my hoarded supply)
FETCH A SKETCH – sketch

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PIXIE DUST STUDIO’S NEW CHALLENGE–FOOD:)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is a FOOD.   Can be an image of food, paper with food, etc. and it can be any kind of food – meal, fruit, dessert, etc.  Can’t wait to see your projects!

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., August 29 to come play along. We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge. Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!


I have colored this adorable PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image with Copics and Sakura gel pen then cut with Nestie.  Background cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Sentiment from Stamping Bella cut with Nestie.  Nestie also used to cut fleur de lis.  Papers are Bazzill and SU plus Prima DP.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Let me know what you thing and come join the fun at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG.

Additional Challenges:
BELLI CHALLENGE – wings
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS – thank you
STARS AND STAMPS – patterned paper and die cuts
EMERALD FAERIES –punches/die cuts
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – summer
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – use squares on project
SKETCHES BY CARLY – sketch
EUREKA STAMPS – anything goes
CREATALICIOUS CHALLENGES – fantasy (or baby) 

NEW CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET–PINK, PINK, PINK!!

Before I start with a day of many posts, I just want to apologize for my week’s absence and if I didn’t get around to visiting your blogs this past week.  My kids started school on Tuesday and the week prior was insane just trying to get them ready and taking them to all their various open houses and orientations.  Add in the fact that we had a soccer tournament all last weekend in another city, and well, you can see why I wasn’t here much!  But today, finally, all the school paperwork is complete and I think I can have my crafting time back – wootSmile

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time it is PINK, PINK, PINK.  So, guess what?!?  We want to see the color PINK!!   You will have until Tuesday, September 4 to come enter your projects. Please remember, if you do not use a LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image, you get 1 entry and must follow our theme of PINK. However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS,
you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!
Reminder, we now have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – FACEBOOK - Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers, so tell your friends too!!

We also have a SPECIAL FUNDRAISER going on for the month of August. Barbara’s daughter was reading Monarch Magic! by Lynn Rosenblatt and in the back had some fundraiser ideas. Instead of sitting out in 109 degree weather selling cupcakes and lemonade, they drew images. Her daughter has drawn and colored the five stages of the Monarch Butterfly then Barbara added a festive butterfly to join in on the fun - it all comes in a package deal! During the month of August, for each one sold, we will donate $2.00 to the Monarch Butterfly Fund! Hope you will help support this great project!!


For my card today, I used Snuggly, one of the many wonderful Pollycraft images you can find at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS.  I have colored her with my trusty Copics and cut out with MFT die.  Backing die is Memory Box and I have added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sentiment, cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, is from There She Goes.  DP is from Basic Grey, Prima and my stash, CS is Bazzill, ribbon is from DeNami Designs.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
DIVAS BY DESIGN – anything goes
PAPER PRETTIES – cards for kids
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
STAMP-N-DOODLE – layers (9)
STARS AND STAMPS – patterned paper and die cuts
EMERALD FAERIES – die cuts/punches
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – flowers
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – spots and stripes
ONE STOP CRAFT – sketch

Friday, August 17, 2012

NEW CANDY!!

See rules at the top of blog, find Mr. Linky at the bottom.  Thanks and have fun!!


I HAVE WINNERS!!

SUMMER BLOG CANDY



MY SUMMER CANDY WINNERS ARE:

202.BETTY J SCHAUB


BONUS CANDY WINNERS:

183.ПЧЕЛИНЫЙ РОЙ




50.UTA

Please e-mail me, Audrey, with full name and mailing address.  You have until Fri., August 24 to respond or I will redraw.  Thanks so much for playing and watch for new candy!!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Why does every week seem to go so quickly?  Although I have thought it was Thursday all day today, I still can’t believe it’s Weds.  My kids go back to school next week, and although I will miss them, it will be nice for them to be back with their friends and learning things again!  Also, I could use some time to myself!!

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am super excited to share my creation.  I have been trying to use items from my stash that I usually forget I have and I have used a couple on this week’s creation.  I chose School girl and School boy images, sentiment from School sentiments set and blackboard from school accessories set – all of which can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP .

Everything is colored with Copics and I used Lifestyle Crafts dies on the image, backing, pink pieces and scalloped ovals that flowers are on.  Other cuts were made with Nesties.  Flowers are Petaloo, pins from Little Yellow Bicycle, pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and clothes pin and ribbon from my stash.  CS is SU and Bazzill and DP is DCWV.  I have also based the color scheme on this one from Design Seeds.  Sure hope you like it.
 holiday hues
Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!

Additional Challenges:
 PAPER PRETTIES – square cards (5.5 x 5.5)
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – back to school
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – lots of layers (9)
CARDS AND MORE – anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS – kids theme
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – spots and stripes
USE IT TUESDAY – all about school plus hoarded supplies (flowers, designer papers, die cuts)
365 CARDS – square card and at least 2 squares on card
CRITTER SKETCH – use digi
GRAPHICAT – choose any sketch

NEW PIXIE FLIX CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is a NEW PIXIE FLIX CHALLENGE.   Part of the fun of our PIXIE FLIX challenges are for you to guess the movie our DT creations represent and we’ve even got clues on some of the DT blogs as well as PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG to help you out.  Enter your guess as to what movie we are representing this week by posting it in a comment on the PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG.

Our challenge theme this week is PINK.

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., August 22 to come play along. We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge. Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!

My clue for this challenge is:
One Prom dress + one Prom dress = one NEW Prom dress!

I have colored this fabulous PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image with Copics and Sakura gel pen then cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and paper pieced car with Basic Grey paper.  Ribbon is from DeNami, crystals/bling are Prima.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is cut with Just Rite Stampers Nestie.  CS is SU and Bazzill, DP from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come play alongSmile

Additional Challenges:
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – sketch
WASTE NOT WEDNESDAY – old or forgotten stuff (ribbon is very old)
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – lots of layers (6-7)
A & T DIGITAL DESIGNS CHALLENGE – bling
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – anything goes
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – 3-2-1 (3 gems, 2 die cut circles, 1 ribbon) + digi
HOUSE OF GILLI – add a sentiment
LEXI'S CREATIONS – sparkle and shine
LOVE TO CREATE – sparkle
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – favorite color combo (pink and brown)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT JUST SOME LINES–LAYER IT UP!

Hey everyone and welcome to my project for the NEW CHALLENGE at JUST SOME LINES BLOG.  Today I am using “Emo Sophie and Friend” from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.    Our challenge this time is LAYER IT UP, so we want to see LOTS OF LAYERS!  You have until Thursday, August 23rd at 11:59pm to come join our challenge.


Don’t forget we are having a DT CALL and you have until August 20th to join that – you can find details at JUST SOME LINES BLOG

For todays creation, I colored my JUST SOME LINES SHOP image with Copics and cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die as well as background frame.  Flower is from Prima, bling and pearls from Bo Bunny and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps and cut with Whimsy die.  Papers are SU, Bazzill and Amuse, DP is Basic Grey and Wild Rose Studio.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along.  Color combo inspiration from Design Seeds
color bee

Additional Challenges:
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS – for the girls
SPEEDY FOX AND FRIENDS – using dots
AVADARES – anything for August
CRAFTY CATZ – anything goes
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE – friends
SIMPLY CREATE TOO – anything goes
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – frame it
ART IMPRESSIONS – any sentiment
CHARISMA CARDZ – flora and fauna
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY – sketch

Thursday, August 9, 2012

GO TO GRANDMA’S ATTIC THIS WEEK WITH PIXIE DUST STUDIO

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is called “GRANDMA’S ATTIC” and that means we want to see your VINTAGE creations.
You have until 7pm EST on Weds., August 15 to come play along. We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP,
but it is not required to come play in our challenge. Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!! Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!
planted tones
For my creation today, I have chosen PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Pixie Poppins” and I have colored her in with Copics what I consider vintage colors  - greys, light browns and dark purples.  I once again found amazing inspiration from a Design Seeds swatch.  I used papers from Amuse, SU and Bazzill and DP from my stash.  I added a sentiment from Pink Cat Studio, which I cut with Amuse die.  Border and image are cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, lace is from JoAnn, resin flowers from Prima and paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


Additional Challenges:
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – portrait of a woman
DIVAS BY DESIGN – for a female
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – fashion
LEJ DESIGNS – shabby chic
SHOPPING OUR STASH – monochromatic (shades of purple plus neutrals)
INCY WINCY DESIGNS -  girly creations
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – monochromatic
KENNY K'S CHALLENGE – ice cream colors
SKETCHY COLORS – sketch
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS – for the girls

SCALLOPS CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time is SCALLOPS.   So, go ahead and add a lot of scallops or a few scallops, but make sure we see those scallops!   You will have until Tuesday, August 21 to come enter your projects.  Please remember, if you do not use a LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image, you get 1 entry and must follow our theme of SCALLOPS.  However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS,
you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!

Reminder, we now have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link below to go there.
FACEBOOK  Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers, so tell your friends too!!

We also have a SPECIAL FUNDRAISER going on for the month of August.   Barbara’s daughter was reading Monarch Magic! by Lynn Rosenblatt and in the back had some fundraiser ideas. Instead of sitting out in 109 degree weather selling cupcakes and lemonade, they drew images. Her daughter has drawn and colored the five stages of the Monarch Butterfly then Barbara added a festive butterfly to join in on the fun - it all comes in a package deal! During the month of August, for each one sold, we will donate $2.00 to the Monarch Butterfly Fund! Hope you will help support this great project!!

For my SCALLOPS creation, I chose Pollycraft image “Sonny Honeycloud Butterflies” which you can find at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS.    I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nesties then daubed with Memento ink.  I have cut background with Nestie as well and border is done with SU punch.  Papers are from First Edition, SU and Bazzill.  Sentiment, cut with Memory Box die, is from PTI, brads from We R Memory Keepers, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along with us!!

Additional Challenges:
DIVAS BY DESIGN – for a female
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – Bingo (ribbon, free, blooms)
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – summer days
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – sparkle and shine
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – fashion
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – die cuts and punches
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE – friends and SU punch is over 2 years old as is PTI sentiment stamp
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – Bingo (ribbon, glitter, dies/punches)
HOUSE OF GILLI – fall colors
I HEART 2 STAMP – sketch

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Wow, what an exhausting day today was, not necessarily physically, but mentally/emotionally.  I spent way too much time driving my girls to and from things plus my 13 yr. old had a yearly physical and we were at the dr.’s office for over an hr. and 1/2, which to me, (and to my daughter) was exasperating!  Then, right as I was serving dinner, same daughter spilled orange juice EVERYWHERE when she forgot to put the cap on before putting the jug in the frig.  Not a pretty sight!!

But enough of that, I’ve got some blogging I want to do tonight and gosh darnit, I’m going to do it! LOL.  We have a NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and as always, the DT have outdone themselves by showcasing some brilliant projects.  I sure hope you will go check them out.  Also, if you have time, I’m sure the DT gals would love a visit to their personal blogs.   

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you going on at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so hope you will come play along there!

Finally, don’t forget to visit DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP to see all the great NEW STUFF and awesome SALE we have going on!



For my card today, I used the Donkeying Around set from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, one of my very favorite sets, and I used a sentiment from the Donkey Sentiments set.  I colored all images with Copics and then mounted them on this sleigh from My Time Made Easy.  I chose Basic Grey DT and papers from SU and Bazzill.  I cut all images and the template pieces by hand.  Sentiment cut with Sizzix die and daubed with Memento ink.  To the center, I added a paper bag full of candies.  Thought this would make a great gift for a stressed out friendSmile  Hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME – use a digi
RUBY'S RAINBOW – anything but a card
WASTE NOT WEDNESDAY – use forgotten stuff (Basic Grey paper I have had for ages)
CARDS AND MORE – anything goes
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
FOREVER FRIENDS – animal plus something new (just bought sleigh template yesterday)
GREAT IMPRESSIONS – anything with animals
JOANNA SHEEN CHALLENGE – try something new (first time using PDF template)
CATCH THE BUG WITH BUGABOO – anything goes
THE SECRET CRAFTER – gifts

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE–BALLOONS

Another post today and it is our NEW CHALLENGE at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE.  We are celebrating BIRTHDAYS all month because

Don’t forget to stop by THE CRAFTER'S CAFÉ on Saturday, August 11 for a fun filled day of celebration!

Our theme this week is BALLOONS, so that’s what we’re looking for this week.  They can be part of your image, paper, your embellies, what have you, just make sure we see BALLOONS!  You have until Sunday, August 12 to come play along.  We’d sure love to see an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE SHOP on your creation, but it is not required to play along.

For my creation this week, I chose THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE SHOP image “Smile Banner.”  I love this fun image and enjoyed coloring it with my Copics.  I then cut it out with Lifestyle Crafts die as well as backing which is Amuse paper.  DP is from my stash and other papers are Bazzill, SU and Amuse.  Lace is from JoAnn and pearls are Queen and Co.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!


Additional Challenges:
CUPCAKE CRAFT – bunting
HOOKED ON CRAFTS – let’s celebrate
MARKER POP – bright colors
PAPER PRETTIES – use scallops
THERE SHE GOES – sentiment as main focu
WILLOW SKETCHIE – sketch
CAN YOU DIGI IT – bird is the word
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
CATERED CROP – white in your creation
THAT CRAFT PLACE – things with wings

DIE CUTS AND/OR PUNCHES AT WHOOPSI DAISY

Hello everyone and hope you are all doing great!  I am going to draw my CANDY WINNERS today or tomorrow – woo hoo!!

I also want to thank everyone who sent me notes and comments of encouragement after a particularly frustrating weekend.  Yesterday, I woke up refreshed and energetic, and although I got no blogging done, I had quite a productive day and I now have 2 weeks to get my kids ready to go back to school, which includes many dr. appts – physicals, eyes and dentist.  I will be happy when those are done – not a big fan of sitting in drs. offices.  (No offense to any drs., nurses or people who work in dr.’s offices).

Have you all noticed my expertise in babbling!?!LOL  Anyway, want to share my NEW CHALLENGE creation for WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Our challenge this time is PUNCHES and/or DIE CUTS and you have until 12noon EST on Sunday, August 12 to come play along.  We’d LOVE to see you use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but it is not required for you to join our challenge.

My WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image this week comes from Sheet 359.   I decided I wanted to add some more “fun” to my designing, so I got some awesome color schemes from DESIGN SEEDS and have used them in some of my most recent creations, including this one.  I have chosen this color scheme – isn’t it pretty?  Love all the color scheme she has posted there.

 lavender field
I have colored my WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image with Copics and cut with Sizzix die.  Frame is cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die.  Papers used are SU and Bazzill.  Bling is from Basic Grey, ribbon from my stash, DP from First Edition and my stash and sentiment, cut with Memory Box die is from Cardz TV.   Hope you like it and will come join us!


Additional Challenges:
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – anything goes
DAISY DOODLES – outdoors
INCY WINCY – girly creation
LOVE TO CREATE -  punches/die cuts
TAMMY SCRAPPIN CORNER – bling
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – spots and stripes
THE PINK ELEPHANT CHALLENGE – ribbon galore
THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR – doily
TRULY MADLY CRAFTY – summer fun
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch

Sunday, August 5, 2012

TIRED, LAZY PLUS A NEW CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS:)

Wow, totally lazy day for me today, just couldn’t get anything going!  I also feel like I have been incredibly tired recently and just trying to get geared up to get the kids ready to go back to school.  Stress always makes me very tired and my hubby doesn’t understand all the work that goes in to having to get kids ready for back to school – dr. appts./physicals, school supply shopping and so on.  Ack, it’s infuriating sometimes!!

Anyway, sorry to rant.  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and it’s NO SQUARES ALLOWED, so show us something with no squares!  You have until Friday, August 17 at 11:59pm EST to come join us.  You are not required to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but if you do, you will get a chance to win 2 images of choices from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, in addition to a chance to win the sponsor prize.


For my creation this time, I have chosen DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “Molly with Butterfly.”  Image is colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pen, all circles cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, paper used is Bazzill CS and My Mind’s Eye and First Edition DP.  Flowers are Prima, Cuttlebug embossing folder used.  Sentiment from MFT and cut out of vellum with Sizzix die, embroidary twine from Doodlebug.  Sure hope you like it and can’t wait to see what you come up withSmile

Additional Challenges:
CATCH THE BUG WITH BUGABOO – anything goes
CHALLENGE UP YOUR LIFE – everything goes – new project
 ONE STOP CRAFT – City Breaks
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS – for the girls
SPEEDY FOX AND FRIENDS CHALLENGE – back to nature
MOJO MONDAY – sketch
CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE – shaped card
CLEARLY INSPIRED – things with wings
CRAFTY ANN’S CHALLENGE – circles
PATTIE’S CREATIONS – animals/insects

Friday, August 3, 2012

WAGS N WHISKERS DT (WOO HOO!) AND NEW CHALLENGE:)

Well, a little late with my post today.  My brain did not feel like waking up this morning and since my trainer is out of town, no workout, so I slept in (til 8:15 instead of 6:45am – YAY!) and then I had to run the boys to camps and do a bunch of other “mom” stuff, but here I am back to post.

I am SUPER excited to announce a couple things today.  The first is that I am now on the DT for WAGS N WHISKERS!!   I have loved WAGS N WHISKERS images forever, so I am thrilled to be part of this awesome team.

We have a new challenge for you today and it is
****BIRTHDAYS****

I want to wish our DT leader TANYA a Happy Birthday, so if you get a chance, pop over and wish her a Happy Birthday tooSmile


Come and enter our challenge and you could be the one lucky participant who will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!  You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.  You have until Thursday, August 16 to come play along – hope you will join us!

 Audrey

My card features WAGS N WHISKERS image “Scooting By.”  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nestie then daubed with Memento ink.   Sentiment was computer generated and cut with Nellie’s die and daubed.  DP from Wild Rose Studio, CS from Bazzill.   Bling from Prima and Queen and Co.  Frame behind image cut with Marianne Designs die, banner and butterflies cut with Verve dies.  Hope you like it and will come play along.

Additional Challenges:
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – distressing
CASE STUDY – show your signature style (coloring with Copics, lots of die cuts and embellies)
HANNA AND FRIENDS – cute with person plus summer theme
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – summer
MY HEART PIECES – use designer paper
PAPER CRATFING JOURNEY – anything goes
PAPER PLAY – layer it up (7 layers)
LITTLE RED WAGON – girlfriends
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch
JACKSON'S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – anything goes

Thursday, August 2, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO–OLYMPICS (SPORTS and/or COUNTRY)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE coming at you this week at PIXIE DUST STUDIO BLOG and it is OLYMPICS – it can be a sport, a country you are cheering for or both!

You have until 7pm EST on Weds., August 8 to come play along.  We’d sure LOVE to see an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but it is not required to come play in our challenge.  Don’t forget, we also have a fun FAN PAGE over on , so come join us over there!!  Next big milestone gets another FREEBIE and Kathy’s FREEBIES are AMAZING!!

For my creation today, I have chosen PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Soccer Star” because both my boys play soccer and I spend about half my life watching itSmile  Since I am from US, I colored it in US colors of red, white and blue, although sadly, our US men’s 23 and under team did not qualify for this Olympics.  I have colored my image with Copics and cut with Sizzix die.  Sentiment “Go for the Goal” is from a clear stamp set from The Paper Studio and is cut with Nestie.  Offray ribbon and all buttons from JoAnn, papers from My Mind’s Eye (DP), Core-dinations and SU.  Hope you like it
and will come play along with us!!



Additional challenges:
DUDE TIMES DOODLES – masculine and travel (going to Olympics)
BELLI CHALLENGE – vacation/travel
TANDA STAMPS – Olympic sports
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – summer fun
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – summertime
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – summer
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – sketch
DAISY DOODLES – outdoors
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – endless summer
PAPER PRETTIES – 2 or more DPs

NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Oh HAPPY DAY, there are NEW RELEASES at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS and trust me, you are going to want them all!!  Make sure you stop by LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS to check out all the NEW RELEASES and also check out our SALES going on right now!!

1. Buy 3 digis get 1 digi free!
and
2. for those rubbah fans... Buy 3 rubber stamps and chose one of the following rubber stamps free! - Cocoa, Sage, Iris May hatter, Nora Claire Hatter, Monster Nom-Nom, School Turtle, Spring Whisper or La Jeune Fille à l'Eventail (aka "The Girl with a Fan")
Once you placed your order just email Barbara with your freebie selection!

We also have a SPECIAL FUNDRAISER going on for the month of August.
Barbara’s daughter was reading Monarch Magic! by Lynn Rosenblatt and in the back it had some fundraiser ideas.  Instead of sitting out in 109 degree weather selling cupcakes and lemonade, they drew images.  Her daughter has drawn and colored the five stages of the Monarch Butterfly then Barbara added a festive butterfly to join in on the fun - it all comes in a package deal!  During the month of August, for each one sold, we will donate $2.00 to the Monarch Butterfly Fund!   Hope you will help support this great project!!

Don’t forget to check out the LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG to see the DTs work on some of the butterfly images as well as the NEW RELEASES.  Trust me, their creations will knock your socks off!!


For my creation, I chose one of the NEW “Hatters,” which I probably my favorite set of LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS, although I LOVE them all!  I chose “Daisy Kate Hatter” because her skirt looked like tie dye to me, and for those who know me, I ALWAYS wear tie dye!!  I colored her with Copics and cut with Nesties.  Bazzill backing papers cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, lace and Offray satin ribbon from JoAnn, buttons from Taylored Expressions, sentiment from There She Goes clear stamps and cut with Whimsy die.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sure hope you like it and that you go check out the New Releases, Sales and Fundraiser!  Also, we’d love to have you join our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FACEBOOK PAGE, so please come join us.  There will be a FREEBIE when we reach 100!!

Finally, you still have til Tuesday, August 7 to come join our Neopolitan challenge, so check that out too at LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG:)

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME – green with envy
DIVAS BY DESIGN – flowers
LITTLE RED WAGON – girlfriends
STAMP-N-DOODLE – favorite color (tie dye)
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front and girlfriends
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – summer
TOP TIP TUESDAY – focus on the ribbon
CRITTER CHALLENGE – anything goes
CUPCAKE CRAFT – the great outdoors
STAMP WITH FUN – sketch

NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Wow, Wednesday night/Thursday are always so busy here on my blog.   Plus, life in general has been busy this week and the kids are going back to school soon, which means lots of preparation for that.  Once they’re back to school, I wonder if I’ll have a bunch of free time?!?  I can hope at least… LOL.

Anyway, we have NEW RELEASES at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP this week and the set is SO CUTE!!  It’s a birthday set and I know you will love it, so come check it out.  Everyone always needs birthday images and this set also comes with a bunting/banner set, papers and a birthday sentiments set rounds it out.  Woo hoo!!

Remember, we also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and you’ll want to check that out – there’s a fabulous prize available and the NEW DT has started over there this week, so hope you will swing by.

As for the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG, we are also welcoming some wonderful NEW DT members, so I hope you will join us in welcoming them and you’ll also want to check out the fun creations from all the DT members over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.


I have used “Birthday Maycee,” one of the bunting accessories and a sentiment from the birthday sentiments set.  Everything can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have colored the images and bunting with Copics and cut sentiment with Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with Memento ink.  Fabric button flower is from Basic Grey, image and backing cut with MFT dies.  DP from First Edition and CS from SU. 

Additional challenges:
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – polka dots and stripes
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – birthday
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – baby or birthday
FOREVER FRIENDS – anything goes with an animal
HOOKED ON CRAFTS – let’s celebrate
HOUSE OF GILLI – fall colors
PAPER PLAYTIME – anything goes
SQUIGGLEFLY – add a saying
THE SWEET STOP  – sketch

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE–TIC, TAC, TOE 3 IN A ROW!!

Time for a NEW CHALLENGE at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and this fortnight it’s TIC TAC TOE – 3 in a ROW.  I love this kind of challenge where you can choose which elements you want to use as long as you get them in a row.  Your row can be across, down or diagonal.    I have used diagonal from top right – die cut, digi and embossing.

 
You have until August 15 at 8pm EST to come play along.  While we’d LOVE to see you use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP in our challenge, it is not required to come join us.


For today’s creation, I have used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “GO GREEN.”  I love this image, she’s so sweet.  I have colored her with Copics and cut with Nesties then daubed with Memento Ink.   I have embossed scalloped piece with Cuttlebug folder and have used a sentiment from Clear and Simple Stamps which I cut with Nestie.  I also added bling from Darice, Cloud 9 Design colored dot and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  DP is from Wild Rose Studio, papers from EK Success and SU.

Additional Challenges entered:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – water
CRAFTS AND ME – green with envy
DIVAS BY DESIGN – flowers
WASTE NOT WEDNESDAY – embossing folder, bling and dot are all older than 6 mos.
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – summer fun
BEARLY MINE – anything goes
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – anything goes plus die cut
SCRAP CREATIONS – anything goes
LEJ DESIGNS – mystical, magical or mysterious
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch