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Thursday, January 31, 2013

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Hey everyone, back again today with a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you.  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 card today features DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images “Pressie Josh” and “Pressie Josie” that I merged using GIMP.  I then colored them with Copics and cut out with Sizzix ie as is SU CS behind them.  Pearl flourishes are from Prima, ribbon from Inky Impressions, sentiment from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP birthday sentiment set.  Other CS is Core-dinations and EK Success, crystal bling is from Hobby Lobby.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:

SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
STARS AND STAMPS – birthday
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment and die cut
CRAFT US CRAZY – get to cutting (used my Big Shot)

MORE NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Hey everyone!! Hope you are all having an amazing week!  My week has been up and down, but more on that later today.  Right now I am super thrilled to tell you about our NEW RELEASES at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS!  Accompanying our awesome NEW rubber release this month is a NEW digi release of Faeries and some of their animal friends from artist Simply Sophia!  You are going to love them – I had so much fun with them, I even created 2 cards for today’s release!!

Don’t forget, you still have until Tuesday, February 5 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects for our Hearts and Flowers challenge going on at LITTLE MISS MUFFET. Please remember, if you do not use a LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image, you get 1 entry and must follow our theme of HEARTS AND FLOWERS. However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS or ANY POLLYCRAFT image (this includes all of them, not just the ones available at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS), you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!

Reminder, we 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 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my first project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS New Digi Release “Lorrella Faerie” with friend.   I colored with Copics and cut with L’il Inkers die (love those stitched dies!)  I added bling from Prima as well as flowers, ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel, CS from American Crafts and Core-dinations, DP from my stash and sentiment from Unity which is cut with Nestie.



Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS AND ME – favorite embellishment (flowers and bling)
CRAFT US CRAZY – get to cutting (used my Big Shot)

SKETCH N STASH – sketch


For my next card, I chose this sweet New Digi Release of “Alvina Faerie” and friend, also colored with Copics.  I cut them out with Lifestyle Crafts die and added Core-dinations papers, bling from Me and My Big Ideas, sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with My Memory Box die, DP from Basic Grey and my stash.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
KENNY K'S CHALLENGE – sketch 

CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE – rhinestones
FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY – fairy or butterfly – anything goes
HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT – bright colors and vibrant prints
INKSPIRATIONAL – anything goes
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – for girls
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – love
BEARLY MINE – hearts galore
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – bling it up

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BINGO CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Hey everyone!  We are experiencing horrid storms right now and for some odd reason, it is raining into my room where my computer sits and I cannot figure out why, ugh!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE today and it’s BINGO – 3 in a row.  I love BINGO challenges because it is always fun to decide which row to use!


You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. You have until Tuesday, February 5 to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there.   Lots of fun ideas and techniques!!


For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS rubber stamps “Tutu cute Lili and Savannah the kitty cat”  I love these images and had such fun coloring with my Copics.  I cut them out with Nesties, added Echo Park papers and CS from SU and Core-dinations, flowers from Prima and heart bling from Hobby Lobby.  Sentiment is from Pink By Design and cut with L’il Inkers die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:

CRAFTING BY DESIGNS – animal
CRAFTS AND ME – favorite embellishment (flowers and bling)
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – anything goes
CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE – rhinestones
INKSPIRATIONAL – anything goes

PAPER PRETTIES – square cards
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – for girls
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – anything goes
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – monochromatic
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – anything goes with die cut

Monday, January 28, 2013

FOR A CHILD CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY!

Well, took some Advil, so hoping to start feeling more human here in a bit.  Still will not be having the productive day that I was hoping for, but I am thankful that all my kids were able to go to school today and also that I have not been sick this winter prior to now, so that is good.

We have NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and it is FOR A CHILD, so we are looking for cards or projects that you would give a child.   Remember, if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image, you can do an anything goes creation. Otherwise, you can use any image you’d like, but you must follow our theme of FOR A CHILD.  Either way, we hope you will join us!  You have until 12 noon EST on Sunday, Feb. 3 to come play along at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  

Make sure you visit the WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP this week as there are many awesome NEW sheets that you won’t want to miss.
 
For today’s card, I used this cutie from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 411.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I added hearts cut out of American Crafts CS with Nesties.  Other papers are Bo Bunny DP and Core-dinations CS.  I chose flowers from Prima and sentiment from Jaded Blossom and it is cut with L’il Inkers die.  Sure hope you like it and hope to see you playing along!!

Additional Challenges:

CREATED WITH LOVE – anything goes
DAISY DOODLES – girly plus digi
LOVE TO CREATE – anything goes with sentiment
SQUIGGLEFLY – include heart of creation
THE CRAZY CHALLENGE – party time
THE PINK ELEPHANT MONDAY CARD CHALLENGE – hearts
SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY – sketch and feminine

NEW CHALLENGE AT DIGI DARLA’S–WINTER BLUES!

Hello everyone! Well, I had a super busy day planned for today, but then was not feeling great and wound up sleeping for over 3 hrs.! So, my posts are a wee bit late today. I guess taking care of 3 sick kids since Weds. night has finally caught up to me and I do not have time to be sick!!

Anyway, I want to share our NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE this week and it is winter blues . So, we are looking for lots of blue on your creations. I sure hope you will come join us – you don’t have to use a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image to play along, but if you do, you get 2 entries per creation and get entered into a second draw with a chance to win 3 images from DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS!! You just add DD after your name if you used a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS images. Challenge ends on February 2 at 9pm EST.
For my creation, I chose DIGI DARLA’S image “Girl’s Night Out” and paired with DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS housework sentiment – which fyi is very reminiscent of me! LOL I colored her with Copics and added flecks of silver with my Sakura pen to the bottom of her dress and her shoes are colored with it too. I used a Cuttlebug folder on the circle, which I cut with Sizzix die. Image and sentiment cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, image daubed with Memento Ink. Papers are SU DP and core-dinations CS. Bling is from ZVA Creative and ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel. Hope you like it and will come play along at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE !

Additional Challenges:

CRAFTY BOOTS – New (image is new to me, just got it)
FOREVER FRIENDS WEEKLY – ribbon or lace
EUREKA STAMPS – use teal or turquoise
MY GRAFICO – anything goes
USE YOUR STUFF – coloring plus stash items ribbon, DP and bling
ADDICTED TO STAMPS – use material (ribbon) or texture (embossing folder)
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES – tic tac toe (ribbon, free, glitter)
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use a digi
OPUS GLUEI – glitz, glamor and bring on the bling
STEMPELSONNE – sketch

Thursday, January 24, 2013

IT’S THURSDAY SHOWCASE TIME AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great start to your day. We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you. 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 card today features DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image “Wedding Dylan and Daisy” as well as a sentiment from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP sentiments set “Love is in the Air.”  I have colored this adorable image with Copics and Sakura pens and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Papers are Core-dinations CS and DP from Basic Grey.  Button is from Papertrey ink and sentiment is also cut with Lifestyle Crafts die then daubed with Memento ink.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES – sketch

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – anything goes
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – anything goes
WHIMSICAL DESIGNS – love
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – buttons
C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s Day/love
CRAFT US CRAZY – celebrate love
DL ART – red or pink
HAPPY CAMPERS – flowers and something digi (image and sentiment)
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – new beginnings

NEW CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET - HEARTS AND FLOWERS!

Hey everyone!! Hope you are all having an amazing week!   We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and it is HEARTS AND FLOWERS.

You will have until Tuesday, February 5 at 11:59pm CST 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 HEARTS AND FLOWERS. However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS or ANY POLLYCRAFT image (this includes all of them, not just the ones available at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS), you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!

Reminder, we 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 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS New Release rubber stamp “Celeste Amberglow Heartstrings.”   I absolutely adore this image and have colored her with Copics and cut using Sizzix dies.  I added DP from Doodlebug and my stash plus CS from Gina K. and Core-dinations.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, velvet ribbon from my stash and sentiment is from Verve and cut with L’il Inkers die.  I used sketch from SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP. Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
FAB N FUNKY – favorite color combo (pink and purple)
RUBY’S RAINBOW – Valentine’s
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – hearts
AUD SENTIMENTS – BINGO (Flowers, “happy,” die cut)
C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s Day/love
CHARISMA CARDZ – hearts and flowers
CRAFT US CRAZY – celebrate love
CRAFTY RIBBONS – love/romance/anniversary
DL ART – red or pink
BEARLY MINE – tic tac toe 4 in a row (lots of embellies, stamped image, ribbon and color pink)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WHITE ON WHITE CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!

Our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starts today and it is WHITE ON WHITE (with colored image).  I always love WOW cards, there’s just something so classy about them in my opinion.

Our winner's prize this time is this awesome rubber stamp of Billy as Dr. from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS!!

What an awesome prize! Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted twice for purposes of our random.org winner's draw. You have until Monday, January 28 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.


Just a reminder that we have 3 amazing Guest DT this month, so hope you will welcome them and if you have a chance, visit their personal blogs, you’ll be glad you did!

Before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will check it out.   Also, the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG always has new projects, tutorials, etc. to get your mojo flowing!

For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS digi “Flora with Flowers.”  I love this sweet image.  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and cut out with MFT die.  I added Prima flowers and a sentiment from Unity which I cut with a die from Papertrey Ink.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder on sparkly SU white paper as well as vellum for my background papers and added a textured core-dinations CS.  Crystals are from Prima.  I hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:

INKY CHICKS - bingo (flowers, image, die cut)
CAN YOU DIGI IT – getting girly
CREATIVE CARD CREW – girly
OLDIE BUT GOODIE CHALLENGE – glitz and glam plus old stash (sentiment, papers, embossing folder and flowers all older than 6 mos)
TOP TIP TUESDAY – lavishly luscious layers (8)
CRAFTY BLOGGERS NETWORK – flowers
CREATIVE CREATIONS – keep it simple
HOUSE OF GILLI – anything goes with pink and bling
MY CRAFT SPOT – bling
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – girls, girls, girls
MY TIME TO CRAFT – sketch

Saturday, January 19, 2013

WINTER CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend.   I know I am planning to relax a bit, finish my 80th (I may be exaggerating slightly) re-organization of my craft room and then accompany hubby to a work thing tonight.  Tomorrow will be spent watching football!! 

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is WINTER.  So, we are looking for stuff you associate with winter – snowflakes, snow people, ice skating, skiing, etc.  Make sure to check out the DT gals creations, they are fabulous as always!!

You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 1 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – voucher to The Cutting CafĂ© – you can find awesome cut files and digis there!


For my card today, I chose this adorable image “Ice Skating Maisy” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and cut out using Lifestyle Crafts die.  I chose Bo Bunny DP and Coredinations and American Crafts CS.  Sentiment is from Gina K. and cut with MFT die, snowflake from my stash and ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you will come join the challenge!!

Additional Challenges:
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – add a tag or sentiment
CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE  - layers (7)
DELICIOUS DOODLES – winter themed
DIGI HAVEN – winter/snow
QKR STAMPEDE – cold and frosty
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND – something girlie
STEMPELSONNE – winter sports
HANNA AND FRIENDS – snowflakes

REDRAW OF CANDY WINNERS

Sadly, after over a week, only one of my candy winners has come forward.  Therefore, I am redrawing.  Please, if you win, comment here or e-mail me (my e-mail is on my profile page) otherwise, I will assume you are no longer following me and I will redraw in 1 week's time.


GRAND PRIZE WINNER - BACK TO SCHOOL CANDY


39.PENNI


BONUS WINNER
339.CROFTY

Friday, January 18, 2013

WOO HOO, it’s Friday!!

Hey everyone!  Just a quick post this morning before heading out to the grocery store.  I want to share this New Year’s card I made featuring “Winter Kaya” from PINK GEM DESIGNS.  If you have never been to PINK GEM DESIGNS, I hope you will go check it out – they have a great selection of both digi and rubber stamps as well as many other fun accessories and digital downloads.

I colored my PINK GEM DESIGNS image with Copics, cut with Sizzix die and then added Stickles for all the trim.  I chose DP from Bo Bunny, CS from Bazzill and Core-dinations and ribbon from my stash.  Snowflakes are from Jolee’s Boutique and sentiment, from Impression Obsession, is cut with Sizzix die.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
PINK GEM CHALLENGE – new beginnings

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Hey everyone!  Hope you’re having a great start to your day.  We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you. 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 card today features DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image “Pressie Josh” and a sentiment from the Birthday sentiments set that I cut with Nestie and daubed with Versa Fine ink.  Papers are from Bazzill and SU and DP from SU.  I cut die behind image with Nestie.  Buttons are from DeNami Designs.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY – sketch

NEW VALENTINE’S THEMED RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Hey everyone!! Hope you are all having an amazing week!  I am so excited to share our  NEW Rubber Stamp RELEASES with you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and they are just adorable Valentine’s themed images plus some sentiments!

Don’t forget our challenge WINTER BIRTHDAYS is still going on! You will have until Tuesday, January 22 at 11:59pm CST 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 WINTER BIRTHDAYS. 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 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 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS New Release “Spencer’s Bucket Full of Love.”  Isn’t he adorable?!?  I have colored him with Copic and cut out with MFT dies.  I added papers from Gina K and DP from Bo Bunny plus pearls from Martha Stewart Crafts and sentiment from Inky Antics, which is cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:


FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – red as main color
THE PINK ELEPHANT CARD CHALLENGE – pink, red and white
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – Valentine’s
LITTLE RED WAGON - repeated shapes
TOP TIP TUESDAY – fur or feathers
READY TEDDY GO – something new (new stamp, new DP)
THE CRAFT GARDEN – at least 50% red
CRAFTING BY DESIGNS – use alcohol markers
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – teddy bears
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – something new (new stamp, new DP)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SNOW/SNOWFLAKES PLUS SPARKLE AND/OR GLITTER AT MILKCOFFEE!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is SNOW/SNOWFLAKES PLUS SPARKLE and/or GLITTER – as long as it has something snow related and some sparkly or glittery element, it will qualify for our challenge. You have until Weds., January 30 at 8pm EST to come join us. You don’t have to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but we’d sure love to see one.

For my creation, I have chosen to make an ornament and have used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Skiing Girl.”  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens, added Aleen’s snowy stuff and Stickles then cut out with scissors.  Die cuts are from Sizzix, DP from Gina K., CS from Bazzill, sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Amuse die.  Snowflake cut with Sizzix die and sticker added to center.  Ribbon from my stash and pearls from Martha Stewart Crafts.   Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:

SKETCH AND STASH – sketch
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – winter wonderland
EUREKA STAMPS – layer it up (7) and let it snow
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – red as main color
LOVE TO CREATE – sparkle and snowflakes
SQUIGGLEFLY – winter theme
VICTORINE ORIGINALS – sparkle and shine
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - frame it
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – girl
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – baby it’s cold outside

NEW CHALLENGE - MAKE OR ADD A TAG - AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

I told you today would be busy!   We have a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is TAGS – so we want you to make a tag or add a tag to your creation.
You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. You have until Tuesday, January 22 to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out DAY 2 of our hop – my hop post is below.


For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS rubber stamp “Fairy LiLi.”  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and cut her out with Sizzix die.  I used an identical die behind to set off the image.   I chose My Mind’s Eye DP and CS from Bazzill and Gina K.    Bling is from Prima, sentiment from My Craft Spot and cut with Taylored Expressions die, added twine and charm from Inky Impressions.  Hope you like it and will come play along.

Additional Challenges:
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – sketch
FOREVER FRIENDS – favorite embellie – bling
CAN YOU DIGI IT – getting girly
A & T EMERALD FAERIES – celebrations
LEJ DESIGNS – use metal (charm)
SHOPPING OUR STASH – 2 items beginning with “T” – twine and tag
SWEET STAMPS – anything goes
LIA STAMPZ – celebrations
OOZAK – anything goes plus pink and bling
HOUSE OF GILLI - anything goes with pink and bling

IT’S DAY #2 OF OUR INKY IMPRESSIONS NEW RELEASE HOP!

Happy Wednesday to all, another busy day op tap in life and here on my blog!  We have some more FABULOUS New Releases for you from INKY IMPRESSIONS and we’re showing them off with another round of hopping today.   We will be giving away 2 digis of choice to one winner and 1 digi of choice to 2 winners – so 3 chances to win – woot!

Just make sure you comment on the INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG
where you should have begun the hop (if you didn’t, please go back and start there) – plus all the blogs participating in the hop by January 22 for the chance to win. Enjoy!!

You are now at Audrey’s BLOG and the rest of the hop order is here:




For today’s creation, I have used one of INKY IMPRESSIONS awesome new digis “Angelica Crafting.”  Isn’t she adorable?!?  I colored my image with Copics and Sakura pen.  I added DP from Bo Bunny and buttons from MFT.  I also used papers from American Crafts, Bazzill and Gina K., sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Rounded edges done with corner rounder.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Additional Challenges:
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY – sketch

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WE’RE HOPPING AT INKY IMPRESSIONS WITH NEW RELEASES!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Have you missed me?  I have been mojo-less for a few days (since Thursday actually), but I finally found him last night and hopefully, he won’t get lost again anytime soon!!  LOL

We have some FABULOUS New Releases for you from INKY IMPRESSIONS and we’re showing them off today and tomorrow, January 16, so make sure you check out both days of the hop for the chance to win!  We will be giving away 2 digis of choice to one winner and 1 digi of choice to 2 winners – so 3 chances to win – woot!  Just make sure you comment on the INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG – where you should have begun the hop (if you didn’t, please go back and start there) – plus all the blogs participating in the hop by January 22 for the chance to win.  Enjoy!!

You are now at Audrey’s BLOG and the rest of the hop order for today, January 15, is here:





For today’s creation, I have used one of INKY IMPRESSIONS awesome new digis “Monster Stringing Hearts” with one of the “Monster words” sentiments, which is also part of the new release!!  I have colored him with Copics, added Stickles and cut with L’il Inker Designs die.  Papers are Gina K. and Bazzill and DP from The Paper Studio (new purchase from Hobby Lobby – yay!).  Bling is from Prima and sentiment cut with Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  Ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel.  Hope you like it and enjoy the rest of the hop – I know the DT gals’ projects will be AWESOMESmile

Additional Challenges:


REPEAT IMPRESSIONS – sketch
CARD MAKIN’ MAMAS – anything goes
STAMP AND CREATE – love

Thursday, January 10, 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL CANDY WINNERS!!

Hey everyone!  I never meant for the back to school candy to stay up as long as it did, but life got VERY busy and hectic for several months and I just knew I wouldn't have time to send out any packages.  I'm happy to say that things have slowed down a bit and if I owed anyone packages, they have all been sent AND I have also chosen winners for my Back To School Candy!

They are...  drum roll...

GRAND PRIZE WINNER


176.NICOLE L 
BONUS WINNERS


96.KARAL



321.MIMI

NEW CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET–WINTER BIRTHDAYS!

Hey everyone!!  Lots of posts today, but I wanted to try and space them out a bit, so I’ll be back a couple more times today.

We have NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge is WINTER BIRTHDAYS! You will have until Tuesday, January 22 at 11:59pm CST 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 WINTER BIRTHDAYS.   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 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 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!
For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS “Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock.”  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and cut out with Nestie.  I have added SU ribbon, Martha Stewart pearls, CS from Bazzill and American Crafts and DP from My Mind’s Eye.  Sentiment is from Gina K. set and cut with Nestie.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

HOPPING WITH CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS NEW RELEASES!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS hop!  Our hop began on the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, if you did not begin the hop there, please go back and start at the beginning.

You are now at AUDREY’S BLOG, you should have arrived from DORA'S BLOG, if you did, you are on the right track!!  Today is the final day of our 3 day NEW RELEASE hop.  The DT members have been featuring images from the new releases at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS since Tues.  You have the chance to win 3 of these new stamps by completing the hop.

1.  Make sure you comment on all blogs each day of the hop
2. Be or become a member of the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG and make sure you leave comments there as well
That’s all there is to it and the prize is awesome – 3 stamps from the new release!!  Good luck and have fun.

For my card, I used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS stamp “Sweet 16” and one of the coordinating sentiment stamps also available at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.    Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Papers are from Gina K. and DP from Fancy Pants, buttons from Basic Grey and my stash, pearls from Martha Stewart.  Sentiment is cut with Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  Sure hope you like it.

Your next hop stop is ANNE'S BLOG.  EnjoySmile

Additional Challenges:
THE SWEET STOP – sketch

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

SPARKLE AND SHINE CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Wow, LOTS of fun stuff going on this week at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!   Our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starts today as well as our BLOG HOP of NEW RELEASES.  We also have 3 amazing Guest DT joining us this month, so hope you will welcome them!  Our Blog Hop begins on CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG and goes today thru Thursday.  Please make sure to comment on all blogs each day of the hop, be or become a follower on the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG and make sure to comment there too.  This gives you a chance at our grand prize 3 stamps from our New Release!!

We also have our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS January Kit available for pre-order, so check that out – the kit is Awesome!!

Our new challenge this week is SPARKLE AND SHINE in your creations.   Can’t wait to see what you create!   Our winner's prize this time is a $10 voucher to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS!!

 
What an awesome prize! Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted twice for purposes of our random.org winner's draw. You have until Monday, January 14 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.


Before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will check it out.


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS digi “Blitz with Present” and have colored her with Copics and Sakura glaze pen.  She is such a cutie!  I cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die daubed with Memento ink.  I added blingy crystals from Studio Calico and ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel.  Papers are Gina K. and American Crafts CS and DP from K and Co. and my stash.  Sentiment from There She Goes is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you will join the challenge and blog hop!!

Additional Challenges:


A & T EMERALD FAERIES – Celebrations
CAN YOU DIGI IT – sparkle, sparkle
CARDS AND MORE – use at least 1 die and stamping
OOZAK CHALLENGE – anything goes plus pink and bling
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – new beginnings (birthday – new year of life)
DIGITAL TUESDAY – new beginnings plus digi
INKY CHICKS – anything goes

LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – die cut or punch
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – glitter, sparkle, shine
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – shiny and new (ribbon, crystals)

Monday, January 7, 2013

ALCOHOL INK TUTORIAL FOR INKY IMPRESSIONS


Happy Monday (which seems like a contradiction in terms LOL)   I have a new tutorial on INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATIONS BLOG on how to make a background using alcohol inks.  I hope you will check out the full tutorial over there.





 I put together the rest of my card by affixing the image, base, etc. to my newly created background.   I chose INKY IMPRESSIONS SHOP rubber stamp "LiLi's Birthday Cake" which I colored with Copics, Sakura and Atyou Spica Pens.  I cut her out with Sizzix die, added papers from Gina K. Designs and Papertrey Ink DP, cut out heart die with Sizzix and sentiment from my stash cut with Nestie.   Studio Calico crystals and pleated ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel finish off my card.  Hope you like it!



Additional Challenges:

CORROSIVE CHALLENGES – out with the old (alcohol inks – several years old and haven’t been used in at least a year!)
DREAM VALLEY – anything goes
SCRAPPY FROGS – try something new
CREATIVE CREATIONS – anything goes
LEXI’S CREATIONS – anything goes
MY GRAFICO – anything goes
PAUSE DREAM ENJOY – use ribbon
THE PINK ELEPHANT CARD CHALLENGE – Celebrate
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – anything goes
ONE CRAZY STAMPER - anything goes

Saturday, January 5, 2013

TRY SOMETHING NEW CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend.   I know I am planning to relax a bit, get caught up on bills and sleep in tomorrow!   We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is TRY SOMETHING NEW.  This challenge is obviously open to interpretation, but the hope is for you to try a new fold or technique, but you can also try a new coloring medium, new color combo, new stamp co., etc.  All the DT gals this week have chosen a new fold and the results are fabulous, so I hope you will check them out!

You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 18 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $10 voucher to Crafty Sentiments Designs (winner pays postage if any).



For my card today, I chose this adorable image “Izzy’s Plant Pots” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.   I have colored the image with Copics and cut out with scissors.  My new fold is called “Concertina” fold and you can find the Splitcoast tutorial by clicking HERE.  I used Gina K. Designs and American Crafts CS, DP from K and Co., an SU border punch, Nestie for the die behind image and also for sentiment which is from Taylored Expressions.  I also added flowers from Prima and lace from Webster’s Pages to the back panel.  Hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:
BROWN SUGAR – thinking of/missing you
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – something new – new fold
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – animals/pets
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE – anything but square
FUSSY AND FANCY – furry friends
SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE – digi plus something new (new fold)
FOR FUN CHALLENGES – something new (new fold)
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – new something (new fold)
DIGI GALORE – digi plus something new (new fold)
CLEARLY INSPIRED – puppy love

IT’S ALL NEW TO ME AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is IT’S ALL NEW TO ME!!  So, we are looking for New Year’s, New Baby, New home, new technique, new stash, etc.  You have until Weds., January 9th at 11:59pm EST to come join us. You are not required to use an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!

Hope you will come join us on our PIXIE DUST STUDIO FACEBOOK GROUP, always lots of fun chatter going on there and FREEBIES and other fun stuff to see!!

For this week’s challenge, I chose PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “May Pixie.”  I colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and cut her with Flourishes Nesties.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions cut with Nesties, Sizzix EF used for embossed pieces.  Pearls are from Prima.  CS is American Crafts and DP is Kaisercraft.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – something new – New Year
CRAFTY CATZ – anything goes
MY HEART PIECES – getting girly
PAPER PLAY – celebration
SARAH HURLEY CHALLENGES – celebrate
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS – something old (DP and pearls), something new (new year, new die)
CREATIVE MOMENTS – embossing
LITTLE RED WAGON – new year
STAMP-N-DOODLE – new beginnings (New Year)
ABC CHALLENGE – E is for embossing

NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

I am a little late in my posts from Thursday. My hubby’s entire family – 35 of us in all – spent New Year’s in the Bahamas. It was an amazing, once in a lifetime trip that we were all able to share and I am so fortunate to have been able to go with my hubby and our 4 kids. We got back late Wednesday and then the kids were back to school on Thursday and I had grocery, unpacking, laundry, etc., so I am still catching up a wee bit on posting.

Anyway, we have NEW RELEASES for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET – 5 rubber stamps of Chester the Monkey, who is super cute!! Also, don’t forget our ANYTHING GOES challenge – you have until Tuesday, January 8 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects.

Reminder, we 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 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET “Cool Chester” and have colored him with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens.  I cut him out with MFT die.  Sentiment cut out with Flourishes Nesties – I don’t remember where sentiment is from.  I used faux stitching on yellow piece, CS from American Crafts and Gina K. Designs, DP from K and Co. and ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel.  Buttons are from Papertrey Ink.  I am pretty certain I followed an old sketch for this, but I cannot remember where the sketch was from.  Sure hope you like itSmile

Additional Challenges:
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – X marks spot – spots and stripes
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – something new – new release
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – animals/pets
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS – something new (new release)
CRAFT US CRAZY – something new (new release)
FOREVER FRIENDS – birthday
PAPER PLAY – celebration
SARAH HURLEY CHALLENGES – celebrate
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – new something (new release)
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – my new toys and ribbon (new release stamp)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ANYTHING GOES AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

I hope 2013 has started out well for you and I hope that this year brings you happiness and health.  I am excited to be back to posting on a regular basis and today we have a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is ANYTHING GOES – so a nice, easy one to get everyone back in the crafting mood.

You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner. You have until Tuesday, January 8 to come play along.

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there.  Some of our new DT gals start today, so give them a warm welcome and pay a visit to their personal blogs if you have a chance.
Audrey - anything goes 

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS rubber stamp Angelica – although I am not sure the exact name of the stamp and I am not at home right now to check.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Sizzix dies.  DP is Basic Greay and CS is American Crafts and Gina K Designs.  Sentiment is from Gina K. Designs and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die, ribbon is from American Crafts and buttons are from my stash.  I have followed an old Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch.  I hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
BY THE CUTE AND GIRLY – cute and girly
CARDS GALORE – anything goes
LIA STAMPZ – use something new (sentiment stamp, ribbon)
ONE CRAZY STAMPER – anything goes
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – my new toys and ribbon (new sentiment stamp and new ribbon)
THE CRAFT GARDEN – at least 50% red
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – just good friends
BEARLY MINE – something old (Basic Grey papers, buttons) something new (sentiment stamps and ribbon)
SCRAP CREATIONS – use something new (sentiment stamp, ribbon)
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – celebrate anything (friendship)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

ALL THINGS NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Happy New Year everyone!!  I am still on vacation – have been since Fri., which is why my blog has been quiet.  I hope you all had a wonderful end of 2012 and wishing everyone peace, love, health, safety and of course, lots and lots of crafting time for 2013!!

It’s time for our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS.  Our challenge this week is to use SOMETHING NEW in your creations – New Year, new house, new baby, etc.  Get creative – we can’t wait to see what you share with us!

Our winner's prize this time is 3 awesome digis from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.   What a fabulous prize!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted twice for purposes of our random.org winner's draw. You have until Monday, January 7 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.  
  
Hope you will check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG. We have lots of fun posts and tutorials over there, plus Freebies from time to time and contests.

We also have the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE which I hope you will go check out!

For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS stamp using Lucy Baby Set #2 and sentiment from Lucy and Tiddles Set #1.  I have colored the image with Copics and Sakura pens and cut her out with scissors.  I added the image on top of a Nestie die cut, used papers from Bo Bunny and Doodlebug Designs and American Crafts, Gina K Designs CS.  Pearls are from Prima and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sentiment is cut with MFT die.   Layout is from a past Paper Pal Arts sketch.   Hope you like it and will come join the challenge!

Additional Challenges:
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – anything goes with digi
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – anything goes
FOREVER FRIENDS – anything goes
VINTAGE STAMPING CHALLENGE – flowers
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – anything goes
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – anything goes
GLITTER N SPARKLE – favorite color (pinks and browns)
ROBYN’S FETISH  – use a doily
STAMP YOUR LIFE – new beginnings
TOTALLY GORJUSS – new