Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spotty Dotty Watering Can

Designed2Delight Preview Day

The new challenge image, "Spotty Dotty Watering Can" will be posted tomorrow over at Delightful Inspiration.  Since that will be the first friday of April, the image is FREE to everyone.  To continue receiving the weekly challenge images on Fridays, you must play along and post your creation at Delightful Inspiration before next Friday.

Here is my card...

What a fun and funky image to color.  I am liking all the spots and the variety of flowers.  I would never tired of a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers in my home.  Something about flowers that makes me happy.   I colored the image and layered it, sewed it and added some pearls to the corners.  I used the Itty Bitty Girl stack by K & Co.  I finished the card off with a big, lavender polka dot bow. 

Go here to check out some more of the DT and our guest designer, Dee's cards using this image.  Don't forget to stop by Delightful Inspiration on Friday and pick up your FREE image. 

Claudia & Co. - Color
Cupcake Craft - Flowers for Mum
House of Gilli - Ribbon & Pearls
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring has Sprung

Thanks for your patience while I enjoyed the week with my daughter and 2 granddaughters last week.  It took me a few days to get back in the swing of things. 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Easter

**It's Spring Break and it's going to be hit and miss on my blog this week...I am playing with my Granddaughter's all week.  I will be back in full swing next week.**

Theme: Spring

I used The Stamping Boutique's "Bunny Egg" image for the Spring Challenge at Stamp With Fun.  This was a fun, happy image to color in some great spring colors.  I used patterned paper from K & Co, Brenda Walton's Small Wonders Girl paper pad.  I added some liquid pearls to the scalloped border below the sheer ribbon.  WOW...I love Liquid Pearls and will be using them again and again!!!  The sentiment was created on the computer and I added a couple of white pearls that I colored with my Copics to make them the right color of green.  The felt flower is something that I picked up last year right after Easter at Michael's on clearance. 

Hop on over to Stamp With Fun and take a look at the wonderful DT cards.  Play along and you could win some TSB images.

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Central - Pastels
Stamps R Us - Spring
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Spring
Card Cupids - Spring
C I Paint - Easter
I Did It Creations - Welcome Spring
Wee Memories - Cute & Cuddly
DYSU - Add a Bow
Cooking It Up With Katie - Cute, Green & Easter

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter Egg Holders

Sponsor: Crafty Pad
Theme: Furry Friends

The 2 Sisters DT was given the images, "Bunny 2 and Bunny 3" by Crafty Pad to create with.  When I saw the images, my mind immediately envisioned some sort of holder for plastic Easter eggs.  They would make great little place setting decor for your Easter dinner table and you can add some little treats to the eggs.

Here is what I came up with:

 I started with some card stock and measured the eggs to see how long the strip of card stock needed to be.  These are made with the large plastic eggs that I found at Hobby Lobby.  An 8.5" strip gives you a little extra to work with.  The holder is 2" tall.  I punched one long edge with the Apron Lace punch and a combination of polka dot and striped patterned paper.  It's hard to see since the bunnies take up most of the front.  The bunnies were quick and easy to color, cut out and attach to the egg holders.  The one tip that I do have for you is to use a really strong tape (Red Line or Scor Tape) to keep everything together and I even used it to attach the bunnies. 

I can't wait to see all your Furry Friend creations that you come up with!

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but Square
Secret Crafter - Anything but a Card
Delicious Doodles - Dimensional Project
Stampavie and More - Spring/Easter
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Let's Party

Don't forget that today is the day (Friday) for a new challenge image over at Delightful Inspiration.

You can see my card made with the "Caught a Bug" set here.

I am using a new D2D image, Drew and his Cupcake.  He is the boy version of Kaela.  I love him...I have 3 boys (one named Andrew) and 1 grandson on the way.  Enough chit is my card featuring Drew.

I colored Drew up with my Copics and used a circle die cut to cut him out and layer.  I used lots of paper and accessories from The Celebration Stack by DCWV.  I am loving all the new paper stack that DCWV have out now.  It great to get a stack of paper that you can mix and match and even comes with some accessory pieces.  I used a numbers embossing folder to emboss some green card stock.  I added the ribbon and the big yellow button.  The "Let's Party" ticket was part of the paper stack. 

Go on over to D2D's Shop and check out all of Faith's new images. Don't forget to check out more ideas at Card Ideas using some of  the new images.

Whimsie Doodles - Green
CCEE Stampers - Critter or someone wearing green
Craft Us Crazy - Cupcake and/or Celebration
Crafty Purple Frog - Going Green
Delightful Challenges - Show us some Green
Pixie Dust Studio - Go Green
Creative Card Crew - Show us some Green
Fab 'n' Funky - All Things Green
For Fun Challenges - A Bit of Green
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Stamp Fairy - Show us your Green
Card Cupids - Green
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays - It's My Party/Party Theme
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You
Floweret - Play/Kid's Birthday
Stamp Something - Something Sweet

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Catch a Bug?

It's preview day for the new Friday Challenge image for Delightful Inspirations.  You can check out lots of ideas using this image today at Card Ideas.  It will be your "Freebie" if you played along with us this week.


This is the new image that will be released tomorrow at D2D, "Caught a Bug".  It's an adorable set that comes with lots of different images and some sentiments, too.  I went red, white and black since I was working with ladybugs.  The black polka dots paper is from Making Memories and the red embossed paper is from the Amber Autumn Paper Stack from DCWV.  I love the combo of the two papers together.  I added some Glossy Accents to the ladybug's wings. 

Now...something that I don't do very often, but should...I finished the inside of the card.

Both of the sentiments that I used on the inside and outside are part of the set.

Phindy's Place - Get Well Soon/Thinking of You
Polka Doodles - Black, White and One Other Color
Freshly Brewed - Spots and Dots
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - Scallops
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic (I used 3 jumbo brads)
The Crazy Challenge - Eyelets or Brads
Meljens Designs - Dots

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sweet Molly's Cupcake

I absolutely adore this image, "Molly's Cupcake" by Mabelle at Whimsy and Stars Studio, and couldn't resist making another card using a different color combo.  When I saw all the bright and cheery patterned papers in the Citrus Stack by DCWV, I knew it would be the perfect combo for Molly and her Cupcake.   I colored up the image with my copics and then added Glossy Accents to the middle of the flower and the cherry on the cupcake.  I used two different patterned papers from the Citrus Stack.  After die cutting the circle and adding the image, I stamped the sentiment (The Stamps of Life) and added lots of blue brads.  A little polka dot bow with a felt flower and button were the finishing touch. 

You can check out more of Mabelle's images here.  I am telling you...they are all adorable!!

Stamping Vacation - What's New Cupcake?
The Crazy Challenge - Eyelets or Brads

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day

Challenge #2
Theme: A Sketch and Green

Here is my card based on the sketch and using the color green.

I am using the TSB's image,  Audrey Irish.  She looks so festive and ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  I printed, colored and cut out Audrey with a circle die cut and layered it with a Big Scallops die cut.  I left the circle die cut on the image and sponged some green ink around the edge.  The Patterned paper is from the Celebration Stack by DCWV.  Awesome collection of papers.  If you have a JoAnn's close by all the DCWV papers packs are on sale right now.  I added some green polka dot ribbon with a bow and rounded the right side corners of the card.  The sentiment was generated on the computer and was embellished with a crocheted flower that was layers with 2 green buttons.  The shamrock is an image from D2D's Wee Bit and Lots O' Luck set.  that was covered with glitter.  Oh glitter everywhere...guess I really am ready for St. Patrick's Day with all the green glitter on ME!!

Stop on over at The Stamping Boutique and play along with us.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grocery List Pad

**This is my second post for today**

 Today we are introducing a new challenge: ABC (Anything But a Card): The sky is the limit as long as it isn’t a card. This is also our Christmas/Winter challenge, so try to create a gift project that you can give at Christmas or in the winter. (just think you will be one gift ahead come December!)

I made a grocery list pad...or a honey-do list pad or for just about anything you want to use it for.  Very easy and simple to make.  I buy that small legal pads at Staples (when they are on sale) and get them cut in half.  All you have to do it measure the width and the length of your pad from the back bottom to the front part that overhangs.  Cut and score and add to the pad with some type of strong adhesive.  I used Scor-Tape.  Measure the top front and add a piece of patterned paper.  Then decorate as desired.  I added the D2D image, "Apple Harvest" because I was making a grocery list pad.  You can add a magnet to the back and then it will attach to your refrigerator.  I keep one on the front of my refrigerator at all times to have a continual list going of things I need to get the next time I go to the store.  You could make a few of these and tie them together with some cute ribbon and give them as a gift for any occasion or even stocking stuffers.  Who can't use a cute paper pad?

Hop on over to the Card-Ideas blog and check out all the other great gift ideas.  Play along with us and you could win some D2D digi's of your choice.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Lots O' Luck

Here is one of the new image from D2D, "Wee Bit & Lots of Luck" .  It is a set that comes with lots of different images.  I used the "Lots of Luck"...hence lots of shamrocks in the jar, one of the sentiments and a shamrock.  I colored the shamrocks with a combination of Copics and colored pencils/OMS.  This seems to be my coloring technique lately.  The patterned paper is from The Guy Stack by DCWV.  Perfect plaid for St. Patrick's Day.  I used an Argyle embossing folder that is edged with a Zig Zag Chain punch and added a green gemstone to the center of the shamrock on the sentiment.  Actually....this is a little hint...use your Copics to color a clear gemstone the color of your choice.  Instead of buying every color of gemstone, just buy the clear ones and color them!! 

Go on over to the D2D Store and check out all the great new Spring images.  Stop by the D2D's Card-Ideas Blog for some great designs.

Paper Play - Shades of Green/Good Luck
Stamp Insanity - Holy Guacamole (Green)
Little Red Wagon - St Paddy's Day Green
Sisterhood of Crafters - St. Patrick's Day
Stampin' Royalty - St. Patty's Day Green
Scrap Creations - Going Green
Kaboodle Doodles - Go Green
Karen's Doodles - Go Green
Shabby Tea Room - Luck of the Irish
Squigglefly - Grateful for Green
Creative Inspirations Paint - Gone Green
Scrappy Frogs - Good Luck
CES - St. Patrick's/Good Luck
ECP - Green
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Go For the Green
Card Makin Mamas - Something Green
Tellen's Place - Leprechaun or Green
Simply Create - Monocromatic
So Many Cards - St. Patrick's Day
Raise The Bar - G.R.E.E.N. Acrostic (Green, Rectangle, Embossing, Embellishment, New Image)
Pattie's Creations - Go Green
Mami Doodles - Monocromatic Green and a bit of Irish
If The Shoe Fits - Feeling Lucky
Fairy Knoll - St. Patrick's Day
Delicious Doodles - Use Green

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Get Well Angel

Here is a sneak peak at the next "freebie" image at Delightful Inspirations on Friday.  You have until late tonight to get last Friday's image "Lucky Duck" and play along with us and then you will receive, Angel Caroline for FREE.

Such a sweet angel.  Once again, Faith out does herself and creates another adorable image.  I printed and colored the image with my Copics and cut it out with  oval die cuts.  Caroline's wings are sprinkled with some chunky glitter to give them some sparkle.  I used patterned paper from the Citrus Stack by DCWV.  Love the sunny, luscious colors.  I added a little bit of lace with an Eyelet Lace punch.  I used one of my crocheted flowers that matched the orange perfectly.  I need to get busy making some more flowers, as I am running low.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts set and framed with a Labels One die cut that was trimmed down.  I hope this card puts you in a sunny mood.

Just want to say, thank you to all of you who visit my blog on a regular basis and leave me lots of sweet love.  I love being able to share my designs with you and hopefully I give you some inspiration.

The Paper Variety - Get Well Soon
Paper Take Weekly - Lemon Zingy
DYSU - Layers
Anything Goes - Die Cuts

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Wishes

Mabelle is releasing a new image today over at Whimsy and Stars and Studio.  It's another cutie!! 

**Mabelle is giving away not one but TWO FREE "Molly's Cupcake" Digis! For a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment on the Whimsy and Stars blog post by Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 10 around 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Here is the debut of "Molly's Cupcake".  What a new, fun image to work with.  I am so excited to be a part of the Whimsy and Stars Studio Design Team and being able to be one of the first to work with Mabelle's new images.  Such an adorable little girl with a yummy cupcake.  Molly is colored up with Copics and then I added some Glossy Accents to the cherry and some chunky glitter to the cupcake.  It looks like course sugar.  I absolutely love this patterned paper by K & Co., Sweet Nectar Paper Pack.  I stamped the PTI sentiment with black ink and added a couple of pink pearls.  Some ribbon, a couple of pink button and the Apron Lace punch finish off this sweet card.

Don't forget to go over to the Whimsy and Stars Studio Blog and check out all the other wonderful designs by the design team and make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win your own "Molly's Cupcake".

Whimsie Doodles - Glitter
Fab 'n' Funky - Make it Girly
Bearly Mine - Birthday Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday
KB Cute Monday - Pink
Paper Sundaes - Stripes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - Birthday

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Garden Chickie

Here is my first card being on the guest design team for Whimsy and Stars Studio.  I chose this darling image, Spring Garden Chickie to design with. 

It's so cute, Springy and so me!!  I printed and colored up the image with my Copic markers, added some sparkle with my Stardust gel pen.  The patterned paper is Nana's Kids collection by DCWV.  I used the Eyelet Lace Punch by Martha Stewart to make a border at the bottom and added lots of pearls.  Pearls, Easter and Springtime seem to all go together.  I used some white grograin ribbon to make a big, fluffy bow and added the butterfly for the perfect touch.  Just a hint...the butterfly was originally white and I wanted it to stand out against the white ribbon, so I colored it with one of my Copic markers.  This card and image makes me happy!  Stop on over at the Whimsy and Stars Studio and check out some of the other guest designers work and Mabelle's adorable images.

Die Cut Dreams - Spring Garden Scene
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays, Anthing Goes
Crafty Pad - Use Ribbon
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - R for Ribbons
Delicious Doodles - Make the card YOU want
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Power of Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Stampin' For the Weekend - Springtime
The Stamping Bazaar - Bling it On
Tellen's Place - Embellish, Embellish, Embellish
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and Lace
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Delightful Challenges - Welcoming Spring
Fab 'n' Funky - Spring into Action
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring
The Pink Elephant - Spring Time
Bee Crafty - Spring Florals
Crafty Calendar - Spring

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thinking of You Raggedies

Sponsor: Stitchy Bear
Sketch: by Annette Connelly

Annette's Sketch

This is my card using the Stitchy Bear image, The Raggedies and the above sketch.  I went with a red, white and blue theme since Raggedy Ann and Andys are always dressed like that.  I colored my image with a combo of colored pencils, OMS and Copics.  I followed the sketch by one of our 2 Sister Design Team members, Annette.  This is a cute image and it reminds me of my daughter's room when she was a baby.  It was a Raggedy Ann and Andy theme. 

Come play along with us using the above sketch and any image of your choice.

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Annabelle Stamps - Say it with Love
Fairy Tale - Something for a child/or a child's image
Shelly's Images - Lots of  Layers
Card stock - Red, White and Blue
Patterned Paper - Christmas Plaid (Paper Pazazz)
Image - The Raggedies (Stitchy Bear)
Stamp - Trendy Trees (SU!), Black Ink
Misc - ribbon, felt flowers, brads, buttons, floss, Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Circle die cuts, Big Scallop Circl Die Cuts, Word Window punch (SU!), Copics, Colored pencils, OMS, Polka Dot embossing folder.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Lucky Bird

Monthly Progressive Challenge
Free Image: Lucky bird
It's the first challenge of the month, so this freebie is for you to grab!

How cute are those rain boots?  I added some Glossy Accents to make them shiny like real rain boots.  I went with lots of green....Lucky Bird...St Pat's...Green.   This was a great image to color up and lots of fun with those polka dot boots.  Not sure about the ruffled ribbon...the verdict is still out on that one.  But, I stepped outside the box and tried something new. 

Other Challenges:
Card Making Mamas - Something Green
Paper Cutz - St. Pat's Day
Stampin' with the Dragon - St. Patrick's Day
Craft Purple Frog - Things with wings
DYSU - Just Green it
Paper Crafting Journey - Things with Wings
Pixie Dust Studio - Seeing Polka-Dots
Tuesday Throwdown - Tag It

Card stock - White, green and yellow
Patterned Paper - The Guy Stack (DCWV)
Image - Lucky Duck (D2D)
Stamp - Hampton Art, Black Ink
Misc - Flower creations die cuts, polka dot button, thread, tag die cut, Square die cuts, Copics, Ribbon

Come on over and play along at Delightful Inspiration.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tu Tu Cute

Theme: Teddy Bear Picnic

We were given a few Teddy Bear images to work with and I chose Linda 5.  I couldn't resist adding a real Tu Tu skirt made from sheer ribbon.  I am loving this card so much from the color purple, the patterned paper, the ribbon tu tu, the hand stitching on the flag and of course, the adorable image.  The sentiment was created on the computer and I added some Crystal Effects to her nose.

There are still a few days left to play along for some great prizes.

Other Challenges:
Stamps R Us - For the Girls
Sweet Stampin' - Oh So Girly

Card stock - White, lavender
Patterned Paper - Simplified Medallions (The Paper Studio)
Image - Linda 5 (Stamp Fairy)
Misc - Apron Lace punch (MS), Pearls, floss, sheer ribbon, circle die cuts, Copic markers, Crystal Effects.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Looking at these Daffodils makes me want Spring to get here quick.  I can't wait to see the Daffodils in bloom.  They are one of my favorite flowers.  This image is the free one this week over at Delightful Inspiration.  I used the sketch for this week from Clean & Simple.  There is still time to play along with the Daffodil image at Delightful Inspiration.

Delightful Inspiration - provided image
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers Everywhere
Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring
Incy Wincy Designs - Spring is in the Air
I Did it Creations - punch or dies
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Spring Flowers
Stamp Something - Something with Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Summer Colors/or Elements
Stampin' B's - Use a Flower
Crafty Creations - in the garden

Card stock - White, blue & yellow
Patterned Paper - Jack & Jill "My Favorite Things" (My Mind's Eye)
Image - Daffodils (D2D)
Misc - Copics, Ribbon, Button, floss, Oval Die Cuts, Apron Lace punch (Fiskars)

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