Monday, February 28, 2011

Friend to Friend

Sorry to have be MIA for so long.  I have been fighting bronchitis that last 2 weeks and I think that I am finally going to win. 

I used the Case Study Challenge for this card.  They have a card and you have to case it.  I changed the Patterned paper, the image and the sentiment.  My scallops on the bottom are a little different, but went with the black and pink color combo.  I used Audrey with a Heart from TSB and added lots of glitter to make the heart all sparkly. I really do like pink and black and should use this color combo more often.

Other Challenges:
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes (use a digi)
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays (Anything Goes)
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Get Well or Give Support
Shannon's Sentiments - Fussy Cutting
Totally Gorjuss - Black plus one other color
Crafty Catz - Friendship
Charisma Cardz - Black, white and one other color
Digi Doodles - Spots/dots

Card stock - white and pink
Patterned Paper - Black & White Collection (Making Memories)
Image - Audrey with a Heart (TSB)
Stamp - Pocket Silhouettes (SU!), Black ink
Misc - Scallop punch and Word Window punch (SU!), Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Ribbon, Button, floss, Glitter (MS) and foam tape.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Happy Kind of Day

It's a Happy Kind of Day!

So excited to be chosen to be a part of the guest designer's team for Whimsy and Stars Studio.   You can go check out rest of the team here.  Mabelle's designs are sooo....cute!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

TSB Spring Fever Blog Hop

We, the TSB Design Team are hosting a "Spring Fever" blog hop this month! We're all sick of the snow and would love a little sunshine and flowers to pop in so we decided to bring them on ourselves! And bring it we did!

You'll have to make sure you hop to every design team blog. Make sure you post on EACH blog post for TSB to be eligible for the prize, our 4 new spring images (They are so cute and you will be seeing them along the way).

You will need to start at Amanda's blog ( and work your way through the group! At the Stamping Boutique, there will be an Inlinkz where you can post your comment after you have completed hop! From this list, the winner will be chosen randomly!
The hop will run from February 19th 12AM EST and you will have until February 20th 6PM EST. After that time, the comments will be tallied and the winner will be randomly picked.

You should have arrived at my blog from Miranda's.

The Design Team used a sketch this month for our creations. And here is my take on the sketch!

Here is my card using the TSB image, "Flower Cart".   This image makes me think of lots of sunshine, flowers in bloom and I can almost smell the fresh Spring breeze blowing.  What is it about gingham that reminds me of Spring?  I hope my card gives you some Spring inspiration.  I am keeping this short and sweet today, but if you have any questions, please let me know.

Next stop is Rhonda.

Here is a list of the Blog Hop order just in case you got lost.
Christy Dillman
Crystal Dennett
Dawn Bennett
Louise Forsyth
Marie Bridgeman
Michelle Single
Pat Sergeant >>>>>>>YOU ARE HERE!!!
Suzi McKenzie
The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog

Thanks for "Hopping" by!

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Gingham Thank You

(I just added a Followers button...don't ask me why it took me so long, but it is there now and you can follow me on  my crazy, creative journey.  Thanks to everyone that has already signed up and has been following me!)

Delightful Inspiration's Progressive Challenge

Free Image : Applique Tree
(free if you played along last week or you can find it here)

Here is my card using the image, Applique Tree. 

I love this new image and the possibilities are endless.  I could resist, but to paper piece this image and make it look like a real appliqued picture.  I used lots of different patterned papers to make it all come together.  I added some little yellow punched flowers to the tree to make it look like spring blooms on a tree.  The bird is popped up with some tiny foam dots.  I used my rectangle nestabilities to make the brown frame.  Not sure what I was going to do with this card, so I decided on a "Thank You" sentiment.

You might want to go over to the Designed2Delight's store and check out all the new "Spring" images that Faith has added.  She's been quite busy lately!!  They are so cute and you will be seeing more of them here real soon.  I can't seem to color fast enough.

Other Challenges:
Crafty Creations - Thank You
Your Next Stamp - Paper Piecing
Alphabet Challenge - "P" is for Paper-piecing
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung

Card stock: White
Patterned Paper:  Yellow Gingham (The Paper Studio), Be Loved (My Mind's Eye), Autumn Amber Collection (DCWV), Good Morning Sunshine (SU!)
Image: Applique Tree (D2D)
Stamp: Thanks (Fiskars), black ink
Misc: mini flower punch, mini brads, foam dots

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Fever Blog Hop

You won't want to miss this blog hop featuring some really cute Spring images from The Stamping Boutique and a chance to win some free images for commenting.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge this week over at Creative Craft World.  The theme is squares.

Here is my square card using the TSB's image "Audrey with a heart"

I guess I kind of went with a polka dot theme, too.  After printing, coloring and die cutting the image, I sponged some lavender ink around the edges with the die cut still attached. 

Sorry that I have been MIA the last few days.  I have been sick and when you are taking medication that knocks you out, it is hard to create.  Hopefully, I am on the mend now. 

Happy late Valentine's Day to all my blog friends!  It's not one of my favorite holidays.  Why should you have to pay 3 times as much for flowers one day a year??  I would rather be treated with love and surprises all the other 364 days of the year and skip Valentine's Day.

Other Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Buttons and Bows
Cupcake Craft - I {heart} You

Card stock - White
Patterned Paper - Trick or Treat Polka Dots (The Paper Studio)
Image: Audrey with a Heart (The Stamping Boutique)
Misc - Copics, Square and Scalloped Square die cuts, Slot punch (SU!), Silver pearls, Ribbon, Button, Floss
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I did this card for a combination of a lot of challenges.  Whimsie Doodles is doing a Red & White Challenge and Sweet Sketch Wednesday is the sketch I used for this card.  This is my FREE Whimsy Doodles image that I chose this week when I won a "guess the new images" contest.  How sweet is "Flowers for Leah"??  Cute girl image and flowers, too....that's my style!!  I printed, colored and cut out the image.  I love the red gingham paper and the embossed white panel.  I am a little embarassed to say that this is the first time that I have used the flower die cut and it is probably one of the first ones that I bought a few years back.  I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.

Other Challenges:
Whimsie Doodles - Red & White
Gingerloft - The Colour Red
One Stitch at a Time - Make it Pretty
Pile It On - Love Plaid
Stamping Vacation - Farmhouse Country Style
Secret Crafter - Stamped flower
Mami Doodles - Flower Card
CCEE Stampers - Dry Embossing
Delightful Challenges - Get Punchy (punches/die cuts)
Stamp-N- Doodle - Red/Pink & White & 1 other color
Movin Along with the Times - Photo Inspiration

Card stock:  white & red
Patterned Paper:  Red Gingham (The Paper Studio)
Image: Flower from Leah (Whimsy Doodles)
Stamp: Round & Round (PTI)
Coloring: Copics
Misc:  Long Rectange die cuts, Flower Creations die cuts, Bloom Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), brads, pearls and foam tape.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Bear

Sponsor:  Pattie's Creations & Paper Pizazz
Theme: Hearts

I chose "Valentine Bear" from Pattie's Creations to make my card today.  This is a really adorable Valentine Bear!!  It was quick and easy to color with my markers and since the theme is hearts, I chose a patterned paper with lots of hearts.  I add a punched heart that was embossed and embellished with a flower and a brad. Glossy Accents make his cute little nose shine.

Card stock: white, pink & white swirl embossed (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper:  Love Stripe (The Paper Studio)
Image: Valentine Bear (Pattie's Creations)
Stamp:  Luv2Hug set (The Stamps of Life), Black Ink
Coloring: Copic Markers
Misc:  Circle die cuts, 3 heart punch (SU!), flower punch (Michael's), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Glossy Accents, Mini brad, Foam tape

I hope you play along over at 2 Sisters with a chance to win a great prize from the sponsor's this week.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Wonderful Friend

Delightful Inspirations Freebie Friday

It's Friday and that means there is a new FREE image over at Delightful Inspirations, if you played along this last week.  I hope you did...what is better than FREE?  If not, you can pick it up here.

Here is my card using the new image "Spring Kaela".  I absolutely adore the Kaela images that Faith creates.  She is so sweet and so innocent.  I always have a fun time coloring these images with girly colors.  I rounded the right side corners and tried to coordinate the coloring of the images with the colors in the patterned paper.  I don't always do that and sometimes it makes it difficult to match the image with a coordinating paper.  A little bow, a couple of flowers and a button finish off this card.  Note to self...need to get busy crocheting some more flowers.

Mark's Finest Papers - Self Made Flowers

Card stock: white & pink
Patterned Paper:  Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl (K & Co)
Image:  Spring Kaela (D2D)
Stamp: Round & Round Set (PTI), Black Ink
Coloring: Copics
Misc:  Oval die cuts, Ribbon, Prima flower, Crocheted flower, Button, Floss and Foam tape.

I hope you play along with us at Delightful Inspirations!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pink Hearts Be Mine

I am loving all the pink and hearts on this card.  The image...can you say, CA-UTE!  This is Love Bear 1 from Bugaboo Stamps and it was part of the January Collection that I won during their 1st Birthday Celebration.  This was a really easy image to color with my markers.  Just browns and pinks.  I guess, I did find some more Valentine inspiration and I need to get all the cards posted before next Monday.  Happy {heart} Day will be here soon!  I hope you are ready with some sweet treats for all your loved ones...or at least a cute Valentine card.  I originally designed this card for The Pink Elephant and the Catch the Bug challenge, but it fit into so many more challenges this week.

The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - For a loved one
Penny's Paper Crafty - Hearts a Flutter
Tiffany Doodles - Valentines
A Spoonful of Sugar - Show some love
Digital Tuesday - From the heart
Paper Take Weekly - Have a heart
Paper Playtime - Cupid or Hearts
Crafty Pad - Love is in the air
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
Sentimental Sundays - Sentiment & Happy Valentine's Day
Stamptacular Sunday - Hearts gone wild
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Allsorts - Love Love Love
Bee Crafty - Hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentine
Digi's With Attitude - Color Challenge
Fairy Fun Fridays - For a Sweetheart
Off the Wall Craftiness - Pink, Red & White
Polkadoodle - With Hearts
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Simply Create - Give Your Heart Away
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Stampin' For the Weekend - Valentine's Day
Pear Tree Designs - Free For All

Card stock: White and pink
Patterned Paper: Tiny Pink Hearts, Love Stripe (The Paper Studio)
Image: Love Bear 1 (Bugaboo)
Stamp: Luv2Hug Set (The Stamps of Life), Black Ink
Coloring: Copics
Misc: Oval die cuts, Heart die cuts, Arrow edge punch (EK Success), Heart sticker (Jolee's), Glossy Accents, foam tape

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baby Shower Card & Gift Bag

I was invited to a baby shower a while back and decided to make a matching card and gift bag.  I typed the sentiment on the computer and used it as my main image.  I cut the sentiment out with a rectangle die cut and layered it with various sized rectangles and a scalloped rectangle. The heart was stamped with brown ink and it is a stamp set by Studio G (Series 24).   I cut a card panel just a little smaller than the card base and embossed it with the Polka Dots Embossing folder.  I added the cut out heart and a button on top.  Pretty quick and easy card.

Here is the matching gift bag...

The gift bag is one I picked up at WalMart for altering.  The sentiment matches the card.

**Tip for the day...I have a notebook that I keep various quotes that I come across that I think would be useful on a card.  I refer to it often.  It's also FREE to make your own sentiment on the computer.

I have to tell Valentine Mojo is deminishing.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Glittery Love

I hope you like all the glittery goodness on this heart.  I used the heart image from Sending My Love Kaela by D2D.  I have found that if you use Crystal Effect or Glossy Accent as your glue, the glitter stay on so much better.  I colored my image, cut it out and then added the Glossy Accents and Diamond Dust (SU!).  I stamped my image directly on the patterned paper.  The heart is added with foam tape.  One more Valentine Card down.

Card stock:  White and black
Patterned paper: The Way Love Goes (Daisy Bucket)
Image:  Sending My Love Kaela (D2D)
Stamp: Love (Hampton Arts), black ink
Misc:  Diamond Dust glitter (SU!), Copic markers, silver pearls.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

I {heart} U Card and Gift

(2 Sister's weekly challenge is one post down)

Use "Be Mine Bear" or "Puppy Love" image
and create a card and matching gift

This is my card using the "Be Mine Bear" image by D2D.  This was a fun challenge and I am really quite ready for Valentine's Day with all the cards and little gifts that I have been making.  I think this is the first time that I am actually ready for a holiday and not scrambling around at the last minute looking for a little gift.

Here is my matching gift:

I used the same image and colored it the same way to match my card.  The heart has a little pocket to hold a little treat, a gift card or maybe a love note to that special someone.  Once again, I had a lot of fun creating with this challenge.  I added a ribbon for hanging the heart.

Cardstock:  white and red
Patterned paper:  Ka-Zoo Collection (K & Co.)
Image: Be Mine Bear (D2D)
Stamp: Love2Hug (The Stamps of Life)
Misc: Heart and Oval die cuts (Spellbinders), Ribbon, Arrow punch (SU!), White doily, Heart stickers (Jolees) and foam tape.

Come and play along with us this week with the chance to win some D2D digital images.  You are allowed to use an image of your choice.

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Celebrate Today with Pearls

Theme: The World is Our Oyster

The design team was given an assortment of images to create from.  I chose "Angie Angel".

This was such a sweet image to work with.  I colored my image to match the patterned paper.  I hope if you look real close, you can see all the pearls on my card.  I hope you decide to play along over at 2 Sisters.  You can use any image and don't forget to include some pearls. 

Card stock:  white & pink
Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Floral (The Paper Co.)
Image: Angie Angel (The Stitchy Bear)
Stamp: Round & Round (PTI), black ink
Misc: Copic markers, Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Oval and Long Rectangle die cuts (Spellbinders), Pearls (Spare Parts), Felt Flowers (SU!) and button.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Kitten's Big Heart

It's Friday and not only is it Friday, but the first Friday of the month and that means a FREE image for everyone over at Delightful Inspirations.  The "Big Heart" image is yours for FREE.  If you played along with the challenge last week, you received the "Big Heart" image and "Kitten's Big Heart" image.

Here is my card using "Kitten's Big Heart".

Such a cute image of a kitten all ready for Valentine's Day.  Hop on over to Delightful Inspirations and pick up your FREE image and play along with us.

Card stock:  white and red
Patterned Paper: Ka-Zoo Collection (K & Co.)
Image: Kitten's Big Heart (D2D)
Misc: Copics, Rectangle die cuts, Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Heart stickers (Color Bok)

****Delightfully Digital Parties going on this weekend on CDAC and PCP Designed2Delight groups.****

February 4th-6th
Join us for your chance to win FREE digis of your choice!!
Play on both sites to double your odds of winning!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love You to Stitches & CPS 100

Here is a card I made using the D2D image, "Love You to Stitches".  I used the CPS sketch 100 for the layout.  I started by printing and coloring my image.  Cut it out and layered with brown cardstock and then a scalloped red layer.  The patterned paper that I used was Autumn Amber (flowers) by DCWV and Love in Bloom (stripes) by My Mind's Eye.  I added some brown grograin ribbon, a brown crocheted flower and a red button. 

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's February 1st and that means a new challenge for

Red and/or Pink and dimension.

I went with red and dimension.  The patterned paper is Candy Cane Stripe by The Paper Company.  The glittery JOY sticker are by Color Bok and I found it at Target before Christmas.  I love all the glitter goodness and the little gemstones.  I just attached the letters to a die cut rectangle that was layer with a scalloped layer.  The whole panel was attached to the patterned paper and card base with foam tape.  This has to be one of the quickest cards that I have ever made.  I kept it simple because of all the detail on the letters and I wanted to make "JOY" the focal point of the card. go over to the CCAYR Blog and check out all the other wonderful designs posted by the Design Team.  Play along...You must created 5 Christmas cards (they can all be the same or 5 different designs) using the challenge posted above.  You have all month, but the sooner the better and just will have 5 Christmas cards already made for this year!

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