Tuesday, August 30, 2011


"Blessed Harvest"

Tomorrow will be the last day that you can pick up this darling "Blessed Harvest" image from the Whimsy and Stars Studio FB page.  It will only be a freebie until Wednesday, August 31 until 9 pm (eastern), after that you can purchase it in the W&SS Etsy Shop.  I am a total fall loving person and I couldn't wait to create with this image and to use my new Harvest Gathering paper from DCWV.  If it's Autumn...then I am there!  Love the colors and smells of Autumn.  Pretty easy card to make using the DP, coloring the image and then just adding some colorful buttons. 

It's a sad day for me...tomorrow is the last day that I will officially be on the Whimsy and Stars Studio Guest Design Team.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Mabelle's designs.  

Stamps - FB freebie (pumpkins) Whimsy and Stars Studio
Paper - Harvest Gathering (DCWV)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Scallop edge punch (SU!), Buttons, floss, Long Rectangle and Scallops Die Cuts.

Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes/Favorite Color Combination (Fall colors are my fav!)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration

Happy Tuesday to YOU!
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Monday, August 29, 2011

School Maisie Belle

Back as promised with my card using "School Maisie Belle" image by D2D.

I don't know which I love more the name, Maisie Belle or the image?  Very school related card using lots of hoarded school related papers.  I added a mini red brad for the button on Maisie Belle's dress and 4 more!  I don't think that I will ever use up all of my hoarded brads!  I added a hole reinforcement to the sentiment that I colored with a marker.  Don't forget that the Friday Free Stamp Challenge at Delightful Inspiration is using this adorable image.  If you haven't been playing along all month, then you can still join in on the fun and purchase the image in the D2D shop

My heart goes out to all everyone that has been effected by Hurricane Irene.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers for strength to get through this devastating disaster.

Stamp - School Maisie Belle (D2D), Greetings (TPC Studio)
Paper - Check Him Out (My Mind's Eye), Homework (Cosmo Cricket)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Hole punch, Hole Reinforcement, Twill Ribbon, Squares and Lacey Squares die cuts (Spellbinders), brad.

Sentimental Sundays - Back to School
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Recipe Challenge ( I used, ribbon, brads and popped up image)
Allsorts - Back to School
Wee Memories - Back to School
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - School Papers
Fairy Tale - Back to School
Stamp Something - Back to School Somethings
Totally Papercrafts - Back to School
Paper Play - Back to School
Sassy Studio Designs - Back to School
Stamp Insanity - Back to School
For Fun Challenges - Back to School
The Paper Shelter - Die Cuts and Punches
Die Cuttin' Divas - For a Special Teacher
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Back to School
Party Time Tuesdays - Back to School
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Back to School
Use It Tuesday - Back to School (Brads...I used 5!)
Creative Stamp Friends - School
Paper Pretties - Back to School
Woodware USA - 3-2-1 Challenge
Thanks for stopping by on this sunny Monday!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

D2D's Designer's Saturday Challenge

It's Saturday and that means...

It's another fabulous Design Team Challenge
at Delightful Inspiration and it's host by no other than ME!

The Challenge:
A Christmas/Winter card or project for a child

Take a little break from the heat and play along with us.

Well, I am now one card ahead for the upcoming holiday season.  Yea...for me!  I couldn't resist using this adorable image from D2D, knowing that I was making a "boy" baby Christmas card.  I added Glossy accents to the candy cane and the bear's nose.  I hope this card puts you in the mood to start creating for Christmas.

Paper - Holiday Dots (The Paper Studio)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Leave it to Weaver edge punch (Fiskars), Polka Dots embossing folder, button, cording, pearls, Squares, Long Rectangles and Long Rectangle Scallops and Lacey Squares die cuts (Spellbinders).

Just Add Ink - Something from your Stash (red cording)
365 Cards - Buried Deep (Edge punch and red cording)
Divas by Design - Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Die Cuts and Punches
Paper Take Weekly - Dies to die for
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Come and play along with us this week!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hi Friend

Hi Friend!  Just a cute little card to brighten your Wednesday.  I am running late today, so this post is going to be short.  The DP and the pre-printed sentiment is from The Songbird Stack by DCWV.  Trying hard to use from my stash of goodies instead of buying new.  The adorable little girl image is from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  This card fits the City Crafter Challenge, "Best of Friends" perfectly!  I am also, entering in the following challenges below.

Digital Tuesday - Cute and Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
For Your Inspiration - Photo Inspiration

I hope you are having a great week!
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Simply Adorable

Another adorable image from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  It's a pink ladybug!  Who says ladybugs always have to be red?  I hope this creation gives you a little smile :)

Stamp - Little Ladybug (Whimsy and Stars Studio), Sweet Converse (SU!)
Paper - Sweet Nectar Collection (K & Co)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Crocheted flower, button, Tag punch (MS), Oval and circle die cuts (Spellbinders), ribbon.

Karen's Doodles - Punch It Out
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Send a Smile For Kids - Punch and/or die cut
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Flags, Ticket or Tags
Digi's With Attitude! - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Animals or Insects
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Gingham

Happy Monday to YOU!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Waiting for Autumn

Anything Goes

No excuses this week.  Just play with whatever D2D image that you own.  It's that easy :)

Here is my card:

I, so love to create with Autumn colors.  They are my most favorite color combos...oranges, browns, greens and yellows.  I can almost smell the wonderful scents of Autumn.  Something about argyle and Autumn seem to go together.  I actually used my Sizzix button die to embellish the border strip.  I had to have that die and it has been sitting in my craft room for way too long without ever being used.  Why do I do that?  I used a real button on the image.  I am sure you will be seeing more of this image in the near future.

Stamps: Stitched Pumpkin set (D2D)
Coloring: Copics
Paper: Amber Autumn (DCWV)
Misc:  Square die cuts (Spellbinders), Button #5 Die cut (Sizzix), button, Apron Scallop punch (Fiskars)

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
For Your Inspiration - Photo Inspiration
Squigglefly - Touchy, Feely
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration and Polka Dots
Crafty Ann's - Scallops and/or Fancy borders
Digi's With Attitude! - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - 3 or  more of your Favorite Embellishment (Buttons)
Poodles Parlor - Anything Goes

Come on along and have some fun with us this week at Delightful Inspirations.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Flowers For You

Happy Friday!


Every Flower by D2D WM

Today's free image is "Every Flower"
If you did not play along last week and receive this image set in your inbox, you can purchase it here and play along to receive the next freebie. This digi is a Dollar Delight, so it’s only $1!!!

Here is my creation using this adorable digi...

This was the perfect image to print on Kraft card stock and color with my Prismacolor pencils.  I have been wanting to try this technique for some time now.  I love the way it turned out and I couldn't resist adding buttons to the center of the flowers.  This would make a great Thank You card.

Stamps: Every Flower (Designed2Delight), Flowers2Share (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket), Kraft, Black and Green card stock
Coloring:  Prismacolor Pencils
Misc:  Buttons and floss, Apron Scallop punch (Fiskars)

Do You Stack Up - Thank You
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Your Weakest Link (buttons)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tiffany Doodles - Kraft Krazy
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Doodle Dragon - Buttons
Cardmaidfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Buttons
Fussy and Fancy - 3 or More of Your Favorite Embellishment (buttons)
Jellypark Challenges - Favorite Embellishments

Come play along with us at Delightful Inspirations!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Yummy!  A pink frosted cupcake with lots of sparkly sprinkles.  I love this D2D set, "Cupcake Mouse".  I think that I say that a lot about all the D2D designs.  This set includes a girl mouse and a boy mouse with a cupcake and 3 different sentiments, too!  I love images that include a sentiment or 3.  This is a quick, easy image to color and then on to the really fun part...designing the card.  I will be back soon with the boy mouse image. 

Stamps:  Cupcake Mouse Digi (D2D)
Coloring:  Copics
Paper: Destination Paradise Collection (Me & My Big Ideas), Trick or Treat Polka Dots (TPS)
Punches:  Circle dies (Spellbinders) and Upper Crest Border (Fiskars)
Misc: Glitter (MS), Felt flower (Michael's)

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ballerina Teddy

Well, I am either late posting today or early for tomorrow.  I want to think in a positive way and say that I am posting early for Wednesday.  I have a list a mile long this week to try and get done and sneaking in some creative time has not been easy.  I have actually had this image, "Ballerina Teddy" by Whimsy and Stars Studio colored up for about a week now and waiting to decide on which DP to use.  I finally decided on a pattern from the Songbird Collection by My Mind's Eye (floral), Amber Autumn Collection by DCWV (embossed red) and Spook Tacular Collection by K & Company (orange/red polka dots).  I am really liking the red, orange and yellow color combo.  It feels very festive to me.  I added some glitter to the ruffles on the skirt and the star wand.  I cut out one of the flowers from the DP and added a felt button to the center and used it an an embellishment.  I even added some gemstones to the tips of the crown.  I don't seem to use my hoarded gemstone quite enough :(

If you like Mabelle's designs...you have another day or two to pick up a free one here on FB.

I sure am going to miss working as a designer with Mabelle's images, as this is my last month on the Whimsy and Stars Guest Design Team.  You can be sure that I will continue to create with her adorable images :)

Bearly Mine - Bring on the Bling
Clear It Out - Glitter
Creative Craft World - For a Child
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Crafty Pad - Cute 'n' Girly
Crafty Ann's - Scallops or Fancy Borders
Fussy and Fancy - Use 3 or more of your favorite embellishment (gemstones)
Jellypark Challenges - Use your favorite embellishment (gemstones)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Sparkly

Happy Day to YOU!
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Friday, August 12, 2011

So Grateful

Free Digi Challenge
This week’s new image set is “Stitched Pumpkin.”


You may use any of the three images in this set for the challenge.

If you did not play along last week and receive this image set in your inbox, you can purchase it here and play along to receive the next freebie.

Here is my card:

Oh My Goodness...this image is so me! Awesome job, Faith!  I absolutely love Autumn and all the smells and colors that come along with this wonderful season.  I colored up my image using lots of fun fall colors and used DP by K & Company (Spook Tacular Collection).  The sentiment is from SU!'s, "Cute Converse" set and punched with a MS tag punch.

Play along with us this week at Delightful Inspirations!

Happy Friday to YOU!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to School Thanks

Another fun image from Whimsy & Stars Studio.  Since school is just around the corner or in some cases, already started, I wanted to create a card using a school image.  I have had the image colored for a couple of weeks now and was wanting to get it made into a card.  Sometimes there is just not enough creating hours in a day!!  I used DP from the Amber Autumn stack by DCWV and Homework by Cosmo Cricket.  I made the lil' chalkboards with black cardstock and a white gel pen.  The "thanks" sentiment is from the SU! set, Three Thoughts, stamped with white ink to get the chalk effect.  Just a little paperclip with some ribbon was the finishing touch.

Celebrate the Occasion - Back to School
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - School Time
Heart Song Inspirations - Back to School
My Sheri Crafts - Back to School
Crafty Catz - Back to School
Floweret - School
Passionately Artistic - Back to School Party

Wonderful Wednesday to YOU!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Coffee Girl

Lots of dots, checks and stripes.  I am loving this image, "Coffee Girl" and the colors that I ended up with.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Whimsy and Star Studio Guest Design Team and totally honored to have given the opportunity to work with Mabelle's original designs. 

The DP is from the Sweet Nectar collection by K & Company.  The sentiment is from the stamp set, Coffee Cafe by TPC Studio.  I used a white gel pen to add all the white dots to the image.  It's the little things that add so much to the image after coloring and I need to remember to used my white gel pen more often :) 

Card Cupids - Buttons and/or Ribbons
Sentimental Sunday - Flowers (and a sentiment)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Forgotten Stash (white gel pen & polka dot button)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Let's Get Sentimental
Cooking It Up with Katie - Show me your new favorite old thing/technique
(new-image, old-gel pen, favorite-crocheted flower)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Friendship
For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Kelley Kid's Challenge - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Cheer Someone Up
Truly Scrumptious - Buttons and Bows
Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old (the button and the ribbon), Something New(the image)
Karen's Doodles - Buttons and Bows
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes using a Digi
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Magnificent Monday to YOU!
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Fore" You

***Note to self...check to make sure preposted post really did post as scheduled!

I have had this image from Bugaboo ready to be made into a card for some time now.  This was the perfect image for a "guy" card.  The bugaboo images are so cute and so easy to color.  I kept it on the simple side...errr...meaning, no ribbons or frilly anything.  The DP is from the My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots collection, Laser Lines.  The colors of the stripes matched perfectly to my colored image.  I don't know about you but I never pick my DP until after I have colored my image.  Sometimes that can be quite the challenge!  I added a piece of green that was embossed with the Argyle embossing folder.  I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and a circle punch to make some golf balls.  I generated the sentiment on the computer and make it into a little flag.  I have been on a roll lately with "guy" cards.  Maybe I better make a few more while the mojo is flowing.

I even finished off the inside...

Confession to make...this card didn't quite make it on time, so it is getting to it's destination a little late. 

Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Fabulous Friday Challenge - Color in an Image
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Art Impressions Stamps - One for the Boys
Party Time Tuesday's - Birthdays
Top Tip Tuesday - Blue, Green, Brown
Cards for Men - Clean & Simple
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Sunny Saturday to YOU!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Love for the Beach

Now this is a fun image...the beach, a pail and lots of hearts.  Beach Love is from D2D and it just screamed fun, summer colors.  After coloring and die cutting, I inked the edges and added some Enamel Accents to the scallop layer.  The blue DP is "lil' Robots from My Mind's Eye and the sand is from The Paper Studio.  I generated the sentiment on the computer and added a little sticker from K & Company. 

I even finished off the inside...

The Crazy Challenge - The Sun is Out
Critter Sketch Challenge - Summer Fun
Paper Playtime - Summer
Paper Pretties - Lazy Days of Summer
Stamp-n-Doodle - At the Beach
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Summer Fun
There She Goes - Summer
Creative Inspirations - Summer
Pile It On - Stay Cool
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime
ECP Challenges - Summer
Just Some Lines - Outdoors/Summer Colors
Crafty Ann's - Summertime
Fairy Tale - Summer, Sun and Sunshine
If The Shoe Fits... Scrap it - Summer 
Crafty Purple Frog - Take a Dip
Crafty Sentiments - Polka Dots
Delightful Challenges - Dog Days of Summer
Little Miss Muffet - Summer
Crafting for all Seasons - Beach/Ocean
Divas by Design - Summer is Here
Sunshine & Smiles to YOU today!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Pink Birthday

Another pink birthday card.  Here is my very "girly" take on Rosie Ballerina by Whimsy & Stars Studio.  I love gingham and the color pink, so this DP by The Paper Studio was perfect for this image.  I added a strip of DP by American Crafts, I Heart You and a punched strip from the MS, Trellis Deep Edge punch.  I didn't want to cover up the hearts, so I used some sheer white ribbon with the addition of a pink button.  The sentiment is from PTI and embellished with three dimensional heart stickers.  I am working on getting my stash of birthday cards stocked for upcoming birthdays. 

Truly Scrumptious - Buttons and Bows
Scrapbook Sisters - Happy Birthday
Little Darlings Challenges - Girly
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Cupcake Craftroom - Soft and Sweet
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Cute and Cuddly
Card Cupids - Birthday 

Sunshine smiles to you!
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