Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Another one of Faith's adorable Whipper Snapper designs.  I am really liking the red, brown and green color combo and need to remember to use this combo again.  I always think of Christmas with red and green, but when I added in the brown, it was just what I was looking for.  I found the felt leaves in the Fall section at Hobby Lobby.  They came in 3 different colors per package and are really thick.  Not having any "Owl" sentiments, I created my own on the computer.  I used my much loved "Leaves" EF and a piece of Faith's Homespun Christmas DP, Red Plaid.

Stamps - Whoo Loves You (Whipper Snapper)
Paper - Red Plaid (D2D)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Leaves EF (The Paper Studio), Rectangle die cuts (Spellbinders), felt leave, button, floss, corner round punch (EK Success)

Happy Tuesday to You!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Birthday Mouse

Good Saturday Morning...

I am the host for the Saturday Challenge today at Delightful Inspiration.

Be a "Die Cut Diva" and get out all those die cuts that you just had to have and get busy creating.  Use at least 2 die cuts and the more the merrier!  If you don't own any die cuts, you can use punches.  Share your creations with us!

This is a great image and includes a girl and a boy mouse plus some sentiments, too!  After coloring, I tried to use as many die cuts as possible.  I ended up using 2 squares, 1 lacey square and 3 circles.  I am never at a lack for using die cuts.  I use my on almost every creation, so I guess you could say that I do get my money's worth out of mine.  I added some chunky glitter to the cupcake icing and popped up the little party hat.  I colored and added red glitter to the number 3.  A great little birthday card for a little boy that is turning 3 tomorrow.

Here is a view of the inside:

**I have a hint for you...I buy most of my embellishments in white or clear and color them to match with my Copics.  I colored the thick white number three with my red marker and then added the glitter.

Stamps - Cupcake Mouse (D2D), Happy2BeCircles (The Stamps of Life). Birthday Greetings (SU!)
Coloring - Copics
Paper - Celebration Stack (DCWV)
Misc - Squares, Lacey Squares, Circles dies (Spellbinders), Black Ink, Glitter (MS), Foam Sticker (EK

Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Cuddly Buddly - Add a big number or letter
Simply Create - Let's eat some cake
Crafts and Me - Stripes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Boys and Girls
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Use dies and/or punches
Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - One for the kids
Digi Darla - A Special Treat
Lexi's Creations - Card for a Child
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Use Shapes and/or die cuts
There's Magic in the Air - Someone Special
Happy Saturday to you!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blog Hop Winner and Happy Fall

Congrats to Lottie (http://lottieluvslilac.blogspot.com/)for winning  the $3 Gift Certificate to the Designed2Delight Shop on my D2D/Whipper Snapper Blop Hop post. 

A big THANK YOU to everyone that visited for all the sweet comments.

Today I am in an Autumn mood and couldn't resist using the image, Autumn Harvest again.

Let's see...I believe that I absolutely love everything about this card.  The Autumn colors are my most favorite to create with.  The image...my most favorite right now.  The Leaves EF is my favorite find lately.  The piece of recycled cardboard, the button and some recycled twine that was wrapped around a candle were perfect embellishments.  The sentiment was printed on Kraft card stock and punched out with a tag punch.  I couldn't resist using my picket fence border punch. I hope this card inspires you to create an Autumn card.

Stamps - Autumn Harvest (D2D), Sentiment (Computer generated)
Coloring - Copics
Paper - Kraft and green cardstock
Misc - Square & Lacey Square Dies (Spellbinders), Picket Fence, Tag punches (MS), Leaves EF (The Paper Studio), buttons, cardboard and twine (recycled)

Bearly Mine - Button It Up!
Daisy Doodles - Raise It Up
Heart Song Inspirations - Use the color orange and/or buttons
The Kraft Journal - Welcome Fall
Crafting for all Seasons - Fall Colors
I Brake for Challenges - Fallin for you
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Fall
Scrapbook Sisters - Autumn Colors
Corrosive Challenges - Punches and/or dies
Pile It On - The Colors of Fall
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Alter or Recycle
Crazy 4 Challenges - Something with a pumpkin
Our Daily Bread Designs - Fall colors or theme
Card Makin' Mamas - Punches
Stempelsonne - Brown, Orange & Green
Our Craft Lounge - Color Challenge
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Impress Us
Happy Autumn Day to You! 

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Whipper Snapper/Designed2Delight Blog Hop

This is your next stop on the Whipper Snapper/Designed2Delight Blog Hop.

Hopefully you haven't had any trouble hopping along and you landed here via Jen McGee's blog.  How cute was her Halloween card?!!  I am thinking that "I NEED" the whole set of stamps!
If not, you will want to go back to the BEGINNING and check out all the wonderful designs along the way.

A big CONGRATS to Faith for her winning designs that were made into rubber stamps for Whipper Snapper Designs.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a $3 Gift Voucher to the D2D Shop.  Who can't use a FREE digi?!!

Moving from Halloween to Birthday fun...

I couldn't resist working with this sweet cupcake image.  Cupcakes and buttons?...now that is what I call SWEEEET!  Each cute cupcake is topped with a button that I added Glossy accents to create a little shine.  I added some Stardust Glitter pen to the swirls and candle flame for some sparkle.  Faith created a special pack of papers to go with her designs for Whipper Snapper.  I used the purple gingham DP to match my purple and pink cupcakes. I used the birthday EF for the background the cupcakes are place on. A pretty pink crocheted flower and a purple button center accent the white grograin bow.  This is a card for someone special! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget...

  Leave a comment for a chance to win a $3 Gift Voucher to the D2D Shop.   Stay with us until the end and you will be delighted with a little surprise.

Next stop is at the awesome Kathy Winter's blog and some more Birthday fun with an adorable card.

Corrosive Challenges - Punches and/or Dies
Dream Valley Challenges - Buttons
Stamptacular Sunday - Just Sayin'
The Squirrel & The Fox - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Embellish Me More (Bow, crochet flower, button, glossy accents)
Creations by Gill M - Cute as a Cupcake
One Stop Craft - Girly
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Birthdays
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Delicious Doodles - Cute as a Button
Jellypark Challenges - Pass It On
Stampin' For the Weekend - Tickled Pink
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Girly Girl
PaperPlay - Punches and Dies
Crafting for all Seasons - Birthday
I Brake For Challenges - Get Back
The Pixie Cottage - Fussy and Fancy
Simon Says Stamp - Song or Film Title Inspired (Happy Birthday to You)
Stampin' Royalty - Photo Inspiration
Bearly Mine - Button It Up
Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons and Bling
Paper and Such Design Blog - Tic-Tac- Toe (Ribbon, Flower, Lace, Apron Lace Punch)
Happileigh Scrappin' - T Time (Texture)
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Ribbon and Lace (Apron Lace punch)
Kaboodle Doodle - Lots of Layers
Paper Creations Ink - Buttons and Bows
Paper Pretties - Use Buttons!
Stamp With Fun - Anything Goes
Stamp + Fun = Creativity - Shapes and/or Die Cuts
There She Goes - Birthdays with Pizazz
There's Magic In the Air - Someone Special
Thanks for joining in the fun!
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Autumn Harvest

Be sure and stop back by on Monday.  The D2D design team is having a blog hop showcasing Faith's new Whipper Snapper Fall/Winter Designs.  There will be lots of digi's to be given away!

I am absolutely loving this new digi from Designed2Delight!  I have so many ideas for using it running through my mind.  It's a great Autumn image!  I tried something new...I have had this canvas paper for some time now and wanting to use it.  I printed the image directly onto the canvas paper which I attached to a piece of card stock.  I wasn't really sure if it would work or not in my printer, but yea!!..it worked great!  I just used my Copics to color the image.  Then again, not sure about coloring with Copics on the canvas, but yep...it worked just fine.  I generated my own sentiment to fit inside the tiny tag punch and attached it with an orange brad.  I just trimmed the image to fit in a frame and there you go...a decor piece for Autumn.  I give it 2 thumbs up for printing and coloring on canvas :)

I will be doing a tutorial on printing and coloring on Canvas later in the week.

Stamps - Autumn Harvest (D2D)
Paper - Canvas (The Paper Studio)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Frame, Tag punch (MS), brad, brown ink.

Crafty Ann's - Something outside your comfort zone (trying anything new)
Glitter Geeks - In the Garden
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Brown, Orange & Green
Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Our Craft Lounge - Photo Inspiration
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Autumn Colors
Pixie Dust Studio - Recycling Is Good (used an old frame)
The Rubber Cafe - Fabulous Fall
Digistamps 4 Joy - The Colours of Fall
Digital Tuesday - Celebrate the Season
Jen's Digi Stamps - Anything But a Card
Happileigh Scrappin' - Anything about Autumn/Fall
Lexi's Creations - Fall/Autumn
My Craft Spot - Happy Harvest
The Crafty Pad - Good Bye Summer
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn/Fall

Gotta run...Lots of fun things to do today and some really happy news soon!
Happy Saturday to You!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Sweet Treats and Friday Freebie

Here is a cute Halloween image from Designed2Delight.  Having 2 granddaughters, I will be using this image for their Halloween cards and I am now one card ahead.  If I could only remember to get them in the mail on time.  Fun image to color and since it is a busy image, I decided to keep the rest of the card simple.  Just a little embossing, a computer generated sentiment, some brads and 3 Circle punches.  I did add some glitter gel ink to the star, the crown and the bubbles in the cauldron.  Of course, some chunky glitter around the star.

The inside of the card reads...are brewing just for you!

Stamps - Hocus Pocus (D2D)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Brads, Circle punches (SU!), Curlz MT font, Chunky glitter (MS), Polka Dots EF (Provo Craft), Lacey Squares and Squares dies (Spellbinders), Stardust glitter gel pen (Spica)

Floweret - Something that makes you feel tricky or Halloween
Jellypark Friends - Pass It On
Pattie's Creations - Girly Things
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Song or Film Title Inspired (Disney Movie, Hocus Pocus)
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Raise It Up (embossing)
Forever Friends - Use your Dies
Lollipop Crafts - Eyelets or Brads
Pile It On - Layer It

Don't forget Friday's Free Image Challenge at Delightful Inspirations

If you did not play along last week, you can purchase it here and play along to receive the next freebie. This is a new Dollar Delight, so if you missed out on it, you can grab it for just $1, play along in this week’s challenge, and get the next image for free.

This is a great all occasion image.  Come and play with us this week!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Magical Wishes

Here is what started out as a Halloween card and ended up being a Birthday card for a special little boy.  That seems to happen quite frequently with me.  I used the "Abracadabra" image by Designed2Delight...reminds me of Harry Potter.  I used a Stardust glitter gel pen and some chunky glitter to the wand swirls to make it look magical.  I kept is pretty simple for a boy card.  No fancy ruffles, bows or jewels. For some reason I have the song, Do you Believe in Magic running through my head right now.

Now, for the inside of the card...

Stamps - Abracadabra (D2D), Computer generated sentiment
Paper - Check Him Out (My Mind's Eye), The Guy Stack (DCWV)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Chunky Glitter (MS). Large Scallop die (Spellbinders), Star Die (Sizzix), Stardust glitter gel pen (Spica),button, floss

Kelley Kid's Challenges - Someone Special
Simon Says Stamp - Song or Film Title Inspired (Harry Potter Movie Series or Do You Believe In Magic, song)
Bearly Mine - Button It Up (1 or more buttons)
Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons and Bling
Tip Top Tuesday - Birthday Time
Heart Song Inspirations - Glitter and/or Chipboard
Lia Stampz - Birthday
Paper Sundaes - Finishing Touches
Crafty Emma Challenges - Make it Magical or Spooky
Secret Crafter - Inspired by a Song (Do You Believe in Magic)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Birthday Fun
Crafty Ann's - Something outside your comfort zone (making male cards/projects)
Fairy Fun Fridays - Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Floweret - Tricky or Halloween

Thanks for visiting today!
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Leaves

Today I am using an older Designed2Delight digi, Fall Leaves.  This is one of my all time favorites.  Of course, how could it not be since I absolutely love Fall!  I can't believe that it has been a almost a year since I was selected to be a member of the D2D design team.  It has been a pleasure and honor to work with Faith's designs.  I added some Spica pen glitter to the veins in each leaf.  Kind of gives them some sparkle.

Stamps - Fall Leaves (D2D), Autumn Harvest (TPC Studio)
Paper - Fall Stripe (The Paper Studio), Amber Autumn (DCWV)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Circle, Long Rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Picket Fence punch (MS), Stardust gel pen (Spica), Leaves embossing folder (The Paper Studio), Leaf sticker

Before I go, be sure and check out the freebie for today at D2D.  If you played last week, you received it for free today in your inbox, but if you didn't and want to play along this week you can get it here.  I am warning you...you will want this fall image...


It's a busy kind of day and I need to run, but I will be back with the recipe for my card and more.

Happy Friday!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunflower Teapot Birthday Wishes

Another cute image from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  With the cooler temps here thanks to Tropical Storm Lee, I have been thinking early Autumn.  The flower that comes to mind is the sunflower.  Such a beautiful early Autumn flower.  I had a lot of fun with this image, adding lots of my beloved buttons.  The embossed leaves are a new embossing folder that I picked up at Hobby Lobby recently and have been wanting to use it.  This color combo is my very favorite colors...they make me happy :)

Stamps - Sunflower Teapot (Whimsy and Stars Studio), Sentiment (Heidi Grace)
Paper - Good Morning Sunshine (SU!)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Buttons, Floss, Oval punches (SU!), Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Leaves embossing folder (The Paper Studio).

Digistamps 4 Joy - Colours of Fall
Freshly Brewed - Something New (Digi Image and Leaves embossing folder)
I Brake for Challenges -  Get Back (Backgrounds)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Layer It Up
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
The Pixie Cottage - Mellow Yellow
Bearly Mine - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Ladybug Craft Ink TLT - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin' - Autumn Colors (Browns, Oranges, Yellows)
Lia Stampz - Birthday
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Pile It On - B is for...
Secret Crafter - Colours of Autumn
Jellypark Challenges - Gettin' Punchy
Our Craft Lounge - Anything Goes
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card with birthday wording on front

I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today's Theme:  Anniversary or Wedding

Here is my creation:

Perfect digi for an Anniversary card...flowers and some hearts, too!  I am a coloring first, then pick out the DP kind of girl.  Living life on the edge :)...LOL.  Luckily, I was able to find some DP that coordinated with my colored image.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but I added Glossy Accents to the center of each flower.  I couldn't resist adding 2 puffy hearts to the sentiment and a big red polka dot bow.

Stamps - Fresh Cut (D2D), Round and Round (PTI)
Paper - Citrus Stack (DCWV), Spook Tacular (K & Co.)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Oval and Long rectangle die cuts (Spellbinders), Glossy Accents, ribbon, Puffy heart stickers (EK Success)

4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate
Kelley Kid's Challenges - Hot Summer and Bright Colors
Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power
Come on and play with us over at Delightful Inspiration.

Happy Saturday to you!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Falloween Cat

Preview of the Friday Freebie

What an adorable Fall/Halloween image!  It was fun to color and create with.   Be sure and hop over to Delightful Inspiration tomorrow (Friday) and pick up your FREE image and play along with us.  It's a Monthly Progressive Challenge, so make sure you play each week to receive the next week's FREE image. 

I added glitter to the heart and Glossy Accents to the cat's nose and the spider.  The cat is sporting a collar with a purple jewel.  I layered an orange felt button with a black button on top. Lots of fun Halloween colors.

Stamps - Falloween Cat (D2D)
Paper - Spook Tacular (K & Co.), Amber Autumn (DCWV)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Ribbon, button, felt button, floss, Picket Fence edge punch (MS), glitter, Glossy Accents, gemstone.

Little Red Wagon - Border Punches
365 Cards - Buttons and Bows
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Halloween
Creative Inspirations Paint - Lots of Layers
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Recipe Challenge ( I used a button, ribbon and popped up image)
Delightful Challenges - Halloween
Do You Stack Up - Friendly Critters

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