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Sunday, February 28, 2010


Head on over to Crafty HOs' Challenge for this week's challenge - Single Layer card!  Sounds like it would be easy but it's not, although it's really FUN!!  I had a great time making this week's challenge card.

I used TAC white 100, stamped my image using masking technique to give it some depth and also stamped the sentiment.  Then I ran card through Big Shot using Quickutz EF.  I used Offray satin ribbon on the side.  I made the buttons following the tutorial from my friend Melissa's Blog - took white buttons and then daubed different colors of Adirondak alcohol ink on them.  Hope you like it.  Let me know what you think and make sure to enter the challenge!!  HAVE FUN!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Welcome to Bugaboo Stamps Blog Hop!!  Our theme for the Hop is GO GREEEN!!  You should have started at the   Our Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  If you did not start there, please go back and start there so that you don't miss out on any of the blogs in the hop!   If you started at the Challenge Blog, you should have arrived here from
You are going to MICHELE'S BLOG next.

Here's my card.  I chose Desiree from the new Bugaboo Brats line, isn't she just precious?!?  I chose all greens and yellow for my colors and computer generated the sentiment, which I cut out with EK Success border punch.  Desiree is colored with copics and cut out using nesties.  Textured CS is Bazzill sparkle and Yellow CS is something from LSS.  DP is Basic Grey Orgins.  Button is from pack I got today and Hobby Lobby and flower brad is The Paper Studio.

Thanks so much for looking.  Please make sure to leave a comment.  One lucky winner will be chosen by from comments left on my blog and will receive an image of their choice from Bugaboo.  Remember to leave comments at all your stops along the way for a chance to win more prizes - plus you'll get to see some AWESOME projects along the way.

Enjoy the hop!!

Friday, February 26, 2010


HELLO EVERYONE!!  Yeah, it's another BLOG HOP with new releases from SEW MANY CARDS, and as usual, they are all SEW AWESOME!!  First, I would like to thank our sponsors for Feb. 26 - March 31 - Softpencil (  and Simon Says Stamp (!  We are SEW LUCKY to have such AMAZING sponsors.

Ok, so you are now on Audrey's blog
You should have arrived from TAMMY'S BLOG
and your next stop will be MARIA'S BLOG

If you get lost along the way, please return to the Challenge Blog  Also, make sure you visit the shop so you can stock up on the new releases!!  You can find the shop here:

I got to work with this adorable image of Fawn the Fish for my card this week.  Isn't she SEW SWEET?!?:)  I colored her with copics and atyou spicas.  I paperpieced the egg with paper from a K & Co. stack that really reminds me of Easter.  I used SU certainly celery CS that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF.  I used Adirondak pearls and Stickles for the gelly beans, I love the way they look so shiny.  DP is Basic Grey.  Bow is out of ribbon from JoAnn and bling and pearls are from e. by Prima.  Let me know what you think and ENJOY THE HOP!!  Make sure you start and end at the Challenge Blog and leave comments everywhere along the way for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors.  Thanks for visiting!:)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I'm SUPER excited for this week's sponsor because it happens to be my friend Joni's Inktegrity!!  I love her images, they are so cute and fun, so make sure you visit the blog (see link in sidebar) and the store  Thanks so much to Inktegrity for sponsoring our challenge this week!!

Also, don't forget to visit the Sew Many Cards Challenge blog and check out this week's challenge, which is a great sketch challenge (, and the Sew Many Cards Shop(

I love this image that we were provided with becuase I adore ladybugs, but mostly because my dream in life is to drive a VW bug!!  I debated over what color to make the car and then I found this awesome paper stack from DCWV called "HIPPIE" and there you have it, I knew this car MUST be paper pieced!!  I am so thrilled how it turned out.  Rest of image was colored with copics and atyou spicas.  Ladybugs' spots embellished with SU crystal effects.  Pearls are from e. by Prima.  Paper is SU Kraft and basic black CS and white is GP 110.  Used Martha Stewart punch for edges of kraft CS.  Thanks so much for looking, hope you like it.  Let me know.:)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Monday morning, admittedly not my favorite day or time, but it does bring a new challenge at KABOODLE DOODLES this week!!  Check it out: 

This week's challenge is to do a fancy fold card.  I chose this folded paper frame technique based on the SCS tutorial which you can find here:  I love this technique, it looks cool and not horribly difficult or time consuming.:)

All DP is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush pack, one of my favorites!!  Image is from Inky Antics, colored with copics and cut using paper trimmer.  Base CS is SU certainly celery, scalloped circle, which was cut with nesties is SU taken with teal.   Buttons are from deNami designs and ribbon is Offray from JoAnn.  Sentiment is computer generated and sponged over with SU almost amythest.  It is cut using SU punch.  This is also my card for an 80s swap, so that's what the sentiment is for.  Does anyone remember the 80's song "Jenny" by the band Tommy Tutone?  That's where the sentiment comes from!  Hope you enjoy it:)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Good afternoon everyone!  Kind of a lazy day here for me and my family after a SUPER busy weekend.  Just wanted to tell you all about a new Challenge Blog - you can find it at  Come visit us for a chance to join in some fun challenges, meet great people and win some prizes while you're at it!  Our first challenge started today and we will be posting a new challenge every Sunday.  This week's challenge is THINK SPRING and it was easy for me because I am SO READY for spring!!

I love the papers from K & Company that I used on this card, reminds me so much of spring.  I chose a gate fold b/c I also designed this card for a swap celebrating the designs of Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper which required a gate fold card.  I love this fold!  I colored the images with copics and then sponged the background with SU yoyo yellow ink.  I trimmed the image using personal trimmer and then cut the corners using an SU circle punch.  Bling and pearls are e. from Prima.  Base CS is SU baja breeze and green galore.  Thanks so much for looking and make sure to join us on the challenge blog!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I am taking part in a blog hop for my friend and stamper extraordinaire, Gabby Arriaza (aka Gabby Green Eyes).  Gabby and her family are going through a rough patch right now and so a bunch of her friends got together to do this hop.  In addition, PaperMakeupStamps is offering 3 digi downloads on their site for purchase with proceeds from the sale of the image and 2 sentiments going directly to Gabby and her family.  You can check it out here: 

For this card, I colored the PaperMakeupStamps image with copics.  Gabby is a rockin', goth-y girl, so I gave the image a bit of goth.  I cut her out by hand and used SU crysal effects on the droplets.  CS is SU basic black and SU metallic silver is the 2nd layer, cut out using nesties.  Sentiment, also from PaperMakeup is cut using nesties and kaisercraft bling is on it.  Love the quote!!

This is the inside with a personalized computer generated message for our gal Gabs, love ya Chica!!
Don't forget to visit the rest of the blogs and let us know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by.









Audrey  *YOU ARE HERE*

Laura Jean







Friday, February 19, 2010


Today is FREEBIE FRIDAY AT BUGABOO STAMPS!!  Head on over and pick up your freebies:  (you'll probably find some other stuff you like too!:))  I chose the flowers today as my image to work with because, as I have mentioned, I am craving the start of SPRING!  Plus, now that my blending with my copics has gotten a bit better, I really enjoy coloring flowers.
For this card, I printed the images in 3 different sizes, colored with copics and atyou spicas and then cut them out by hand.  I used SU green galore for base CS and garden green for top CS that I embossed with Sizzix EF.  DP is K & Company, ribbon is Offray satin.  Sentiment is computer generated an cut with SU punch, colored over with atyou spica and daubed with SU garden green ink.  Hope you like it and that it puts you in the Spring state of mind:) 


Hi Everyone!  Another SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE today - make sure you check it out -  and also another Friday Freebie!!  Love this week's freebie, thanks Angela:)  This week's challenge, sponsored by Inktegrity (check out blinkie on my sidebar) is to create a card based on this sketch design done by our very own Jeri.  Thanks for a great sketch Jeri, I had sew much fun with this one!
For this card, I decided that I was tired of anything that looked like it was winter-y or Valentine's related, so I decided to step out of my "comfort zone" colors and make something fresh and bright.  I chose SU certainly celery for my base CS, K & Company DP, and this really fun ribbon, which I think I got from Stamping Bella.  Pearls and bling are e. by Prima.  I colored the image using copics and then decorated with bling, atyou spicas and SU crystal effects on the hearts.  I love the way the colors look, so fun and spring-like:)  I cut the image out with nesties and daubed with SU tangerine tango ink.  The sentiment is computer generated.  All white CS is GP 110.  Thanks so much for looking, please let me know what you think.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today is Thurs. and so it's Oldy But Goody day at BUGABOO STAMPS (visit the store here: and the challenge blog here: ) Ok, this digi stamp, which is called Crabby Cathy could be called "Crabby Audrey" because I also have curly hair and hate to do housework, especially laundry LOL. I used fabric from JoAnn for the laundry. You can buy scraps in a few bins at JoAnn that are left over from rolls that were cut. I have always seen people use fabric on the cards and the effects amaze me, so I decided to try it. Very pleased with how it turned out:) I colored Kathy and the laundry basket with copics and used them for the background as well. She is cut out using nesties as is the DP behind her, which is K & Company. CS is SU old olive, ribbon is also SU old olive. Other DP is also K & Company, cut using personal trimmer, and pearls are e. from Prima.

This is the inside of the card. Sentiment is part of Crabby Cathy set from Bugaboo Stamps, higlighted with copics. Love this sentiment, so funny!

The sketch I used for this card comes from my dear friend Joni, owner and creator of Inktegrity Digi Stamps (blog: store: ). Thanks Joni!!

Enjoy everyone and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I made this card for our WONDERFUL SMC sponsor, TELLEN'S PLACE.  Link to the shop is in my sidebar and you can visit the blog here:  I had so much fun with this image that Terry, the owner, provided - Thanks Terry!!  I colored it using copics and then cut out using nesties.  Haven't done a spinning card in a while, so that's what I did.  I used fibers to hang the heart.  Image is same on back and front.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut out with SU punch and daubed with SU vintage violet.  The pearls are e. by Prima.  Base CS is SU old olive and DP is from a brand new K & Company stack that I just picked up at Michael's.  Thanks again to Tellen's Place for sponsoring out SMC CHALLENGE this week!!  Thanks for looking everyone:)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gabby's Goth Swap Card 2

This is the 2nd card for my friend Gabby's Goth Swap.  I decided to do a buckle card since I haven't done one in forever and I LOVE how it turned out.  I stamped this Sugar Nellie image on TAC 100 CS using Memento Tuxedo black.  I colored her with copics and atyou spicas and cut her out using nesties.  Base CS is SU baja breeze.  DP is digi paper from Kaboodle Doodles.  Sentiment is computer generated onto GP 100 and cut out using SU punch.  Bling is e. by Prima and fabric flower is from basic grey.  I'm really happy at how this turned out.  Thanks for looking - love to hear what you think!!:)

Monday, February 15, 2010


It's finally here, the day for our first challenge over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - - WOO HOO!!  This week we worked from this sketch - isn't it fun?!?  I SOO LOVE working with sketches and this one was a lot of fun.  I used this awesome Sassy Cheryl's image, which you can find here  I colored her using copics and then cut her out using nesties.  Card is 5.5 x 8.5 inches.  I used SU not quite navy for base CS and Baja breeze which is embossed with Quickutz EF for 2nd layer.  The strips of DP are KI Memories from big stack.  Buttons are Basic Grey.  Sentiment is computer generated, cut out with nesties and then daubed with SU real red.  Thanks so much for looking.  Make sure you go to the challenge blog and enter your card for an opportunity to win a great prize!!  Really looking forward to this blog and seeing everyone participate.  HAVE FUN!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Here's my entry for Bugaboo Stamps Sat. Challenge for Feb. 13 - GO FOR THE GOLD in honor of the Olympics.  Check it out at  Remember, you can enter as many times as you want as long as you use a different project for each entry. 
For my card, I used SU Metallic gold for the background CS, real red for the top layer that I embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  Image is on GP 110 and sentiment from SU outlines set stamped with SU real red on TAC 100.  Button from grab bag pack from JoAnn, image and sentiment cut out using nesties and daubed with Encore gold ink from SU.  Cowboy colored with copics and horseshoe done with platinum stickles.  As always, thanks for looking.  Most of software has been installed on new computer and I have gotten printer set up, so now I just need to transfer over a bunch of files and then I should be caught up and ready to get back on track!  

Friday, February 12, 2010


Not one to comment much on my personal existence on my blog, I must share this with everyone and apologize for this post being late.  Yesterday, our long struggling main computer decided to check out for good.  May it RIP.  My laptop, which has also been acting "funny" recently also quit on me as did our printer, so it was a great day - NOT!  I started setting up our newly purchased computer, router, etc. last night about 5pm.  I have to say that I have very little working knowledge of computers, so I was pretty proud of myself that I not only hooked up (wired) the computer, but I also installed a new router and created a new network plus downloaded or installed about half the programs that were on our former computer.  That takes me to now 2:45pm on Fri. - mind you, I threw in about 7 hrs. sleep somewhere in there.  I now have over 250 e-mails and am late for this post.  SO SORRY to Angela, Jeri and the rest of the SMC DT for my tardiness.

This week's challenge, sponsored by both Tellen's Designs and Wags 'N Whiskers is a Valentine themed card using white, pink and red.  SU pink piroutte, riding hood red and TAC white 100 are what I used for CS.  Used Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug to do 3 strips plus white background.  Colored SEW MANY CARDS wonderful image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Smooch.  Sentiment computer generated and punched with SU punch.  Thanks for looking - please click on badges/blinkies on my sidebar to visit our WONDERFUL sponsers and the SEW MANY CARDS store.  HUGS!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Hello!  Today is "oldy but goody" day at BUGABOO STAMPS - - plus Jodie has a 10% off special going on through Feb. 15, so make sure you head on over there!! 

I LOVE Bugaboo's Skelekinz line (did you notice?!? LOL) and so I just couldn't help using this Skelekinz baby - isn't she adorable??!!??  I colored her with Copics - I made her "goth" for my friend (and Bugaboo Guest DT!) Gabby's swap on SCS.  I cut her out with nesties and then daubed edges with SU vintage violet ink.  Behind her is another nestie cut out of SU basic black.  White CS is GP 110.  Sentiment is computer generated and cut using nesties and daubed with SU vintage violet.  Background CS is Bazzill textured.  I can't remember brand of fibers - eek.  As always, thanks for looking!!  Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I designed this card with an image provided by one of SMC's Febraury sponsors, The Cutting Cafe  You have got to check out their store!!  They have AWESOME digis, templates and digi background papers, PLUS you get an AMAZING bonus of being able to check out the work of their owner, Regina Easter.  Regina - I LOVE your work, you are soo talented!!

I designed this card using this great Cutting Cafe image, I was drawn to it the moment I saw it - what a great image for any card, but especially Valentine's.  I colored it with copics, trimmed with my paper trimmer and then daubed the edges with SU melon mambo.  CS is GP white 110, SU Garden Green and Bazzill sparkly, textured pink.  Ribbon was in my ribbon bin - no idea where it came from.  Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Well, it's time for another challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - WOO HOO!!  Image and video hosting by TinyPic  So head on over and enter your project for a chance to win the newest digi papers from Kaboodle Doodles!

This week's challenge is to create something using dots and stripes.  I decided to go with something different this week, so I did an altered item instead of a card.   I altered this purse from Creative Imaginations.  I covered it with Kaboodle Doodles brand new digi paper - I just LOVE the colors.  I coated them with heavy permanent adhesive on the back using my Xyron.  The image, which I colored with copic and then cut with nesties, is from Bugaboo Stamps (

Here's some additional views.  I also used this cute sentiment from Bugaboo.   I thought the clip, from We R Memory Keepers, added a nice touch.  I'm thinking one of my girls could use this for her school Valentine's.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I am honored to announce that I have been selected for the DT for the Critter Challenge Blog, a new blog of weekly challenges.  Our first challenge will be posted on February 15, 2010, so make sure you come join us!!


Ok, time for new blog candy!  To win, please:
1. Join me as a follower
2. Comment on this post
3. Make comments on my project posts

WOW, how easy is that?!?  And, here's what you will get:
2 rolls of ribbon (3 yds. each)
Penny Black rubber stamp
2 SU sets - Just B (retired) and Polka Dots punches (retired Sale-a-Bration)
Studio 18 Rhinestones sheet
Recollections Brads - 112 pieces!
Sizzix Texture Plates Kit #8
and 2 SU stampin' spots (Riding Hood red and more mustard)



Ok, where to begin...  I will begin by announcing the winners of SEW MANY CARDS BLOG HOP and my BLOG CANDY (4 Penny Black stamps). 

SEW MANY CARDS BLOG HOP winner is MARY SKI - WOO HOO!!  Mary, please e-mail our DT coordinator, Jeri (, to make arrangement to collect your prize.

BLOG CANDY winner is CINDY N./NADCI  - YAY!!  Cindy, please e-mail me at to make arrangements for me to get your new stamps to you:)


We are so fortunate at Sew Many Cards to have Wags 'N Whiskers be our monthly sponsor for February.  They are a FABULOUS site (check out store link by clicking on blinkie on sidebar) which carries RUBBER STAMPS - they do NOT sell digi stamps.  I absolutely ADORE this stamp that I got to work with - isn't she cute!?!  Make sure you also visit their blog  I colored this adorable angel and her teddy bear using Copics, Atyou Spicas and Stickles.  I am really happy how she turned out.  Paper is Bazzill textured CS, Making Memories and KI Memories DP, GP white 110.  Sentiment is digi from Bugaboo Stamps ( .  Image and sentiment cut out using nesties.  Ribbon is from MFT.  Bling/pearls from e. by Prima and blingy, sparkly butterfly is from K & Company.  Layout is Prairie Fairy Fridays Sketch Challenge

I also managed to get 5 challenges out of this card:
Prairie Fairy Fridays Sketch Challenge (sketch)
Tellen's Place Tic Tac Toe 3 in a row challenge
ABC Design Blog - I love you Sweetheart project
Stamp Something Challenge - Love Something project
and Paper Makeup Stamps challenge to use pink and lots of bling!

Hope you like it, I'm so excited at how it turned out.  I'm also going to use it for an angel card swap I'm in on SCS.  Let me know what you think, I LOVE to hear from you!!

Friday, February 5, 2010


This card was created using another one of Angela's AWESOME designs from SEW MANY CARDS  Don't forget to visit the challenge blog, for this week's freebie, which is pictured on this card - isn't it ADORABLE?!?  Also, make sure you join us in the challenge which is to created a Valentine using red, black and silver.  For my card, I colored the heart flower with copics and then cut it out.  I mounted it on SU basic black CS that I cut with nesties.  I then generated a sentiment from my computer and cut that out with nesties as well.  Border is from Bazzill textured red monochromatic pack and cut out with Spellbinder's border.  Base of card is SU metallic silver and embossed with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  Really happy how this turned out.  Thanks for looking and head on over to join the challenge!


Well, it's Friday, so what does that mean?!?  Why a new FRIDAY FREEBIE at BUGABOO STAMPS of course!  Check out the store at for your free digi and MUCH more!!  There are 2 freebies today and you're looking at one of them - monkey with birthday cake - I just LOVE this image!!  Isn't he cute?!?  I colored him with copics and did the fork and candle with Atyou Spicas.  Then I used Stickles for the frosting abd cut out the image using nesties.  CS is SU tempting turquoise and I also used SU not quite navy behind the striped DP.  DP is digi paper from Kaboodle Doodles  I rarely make masculine cards, so I am even more excited about this one:)  Again, thanks for looking, let me know what you think.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today is Thurs. which means time for another "oldy but goody" image from Bugaboo stamps  I had never done this kind of card before - think it's called a spring card b/c it springs forward - so I decided to try it and I love the way it turned out!!  I used Bugaboo's frazzled Stella and sentiment (which could be my own personal mantra:)) is also from Bugaboo.  I colored Stella with copics and cut her out.  She is mounted using SU dimensionals on top of Basic Grey Sugar Rush DP (one of my personal favs) which is trimmed using new EK Success border punch that I picked up at JoAnn.  I also added e. by Prima pearls.  Flowers are also Prima and brads are Bo Bunny.  CS is SU tangerine tango.  Hope you enjoy this!!  Leave me some love please:)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PRAIRIE FAIRY FRIDAYS, Snoopy/Peanuts Card swap

I used the sketch from Prairie Fairy Fridays - to create this card.  This card is also from my friend Jamie's (SCS cricket3571) Snoopy/Peanuts card swap.  Stamps are Stampabilities (image) and Dawn Houser for Inkadinkado (sentiment).  Paper is KI Memories DP, SU summer sun and old olive CS.  Flower is Prima and so are pearls from e. collection.  Brad is from Bo Bunny.  Image colored with copics and cut with nesties.  SU crystal effects used for rain effect.  Sentiment cut out with nesties.

Hope you like it!!  My computer issues continue:(  I thought I was to have the new stuff installed on Feb. 17, but date has now been pushed to Feb. 23 - ARGHH!! (Like Charlie Brown!!)

Monday, February 1, 2010


This card is for Friday Sketchers #87 ( and also for a Papertrey Ink card swap on SCS hosted by my friend Susan aka craftycrunchymama.  I had a lot of fun using Jeanette's AWESOME sketch and I really like the way everything came together.  I used SU CS - tangerine tango, green galore and can't remember the name of the yellow (barely banana?).  White is TAC 100.  Ribbon is Offray grosgrain from JoAnn.  I colored Papertrey Ink image with copics and then paper pieced using Basic Grey Sugar Rush.  Cut out using nestis and then daubed edges with SU tangerine tango.  Image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and SU brocade blue on DP.  Also used SU brocade blue to stamp Papertrey Ink sentiment on Basic Grey DP then cut out using Nesties.  Trim on yellow CS done using EK Success edge punch from JoAnn.  Green CS embossed with Quickutz Embossing Folder.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave me some comments!!