Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baby Flower Trio

I haven't made any clothing items lately and was needing a baby girl gift, I decided to pull out my stamps and a plain white onesie and get creative.  I used an older stamp set from Autumn Leaves.  I used Versa Magic Ink from Tsukinek.  It is a multi surface chalk ink and worked really well on the fabric.  Just make sure you put something, like a piece of paper or chipboard inside the onesie so that the ink doesn't bleed through to the back.  After stamping, I let the ink dry well and then heat set it with an iron to make sure it will stay permanent.  I added a buttons to the centers of each flower and a little green gingham bow to each stem.  This gift was pretty quick and easy to make in no time at all and it reminds me of Spring.

Speaking of Spring...is it still really February?  I can't get over this weather that we have had this winter.  So much for the winter clothes, they have been forgotten.  It has been such a mild winter and I am not complaining.  There are so many things in bloom right now, daffodils, Forsythia bushes and Bradford Pear trees and it is a beautifully sunny day. 

Now, off to make a matching card and look for some cute green gingham shorts to match.

Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring Time
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Make it for a child 
Stampalot Challenge - In the garden
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunshine and Smiles to You!
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Lazy Bunny

Another one of the new D2D digi's.

Lazy??....I say, "Cute" and everybody need to be lazy every now and then.  I love this Easter digi and this card just seemed to come together so easily.  I never pick out my DP before I color my digi and the colors that I chose matched perfectly with the DP that I used.  I have been using up lots of scrap DP lately and this card is no exception.  I even used some really old products...the gingham fabric brads are really old and the flower die that I just "had to have" and never used until now.  I am going to be using the flower die more often.  I really like it!

Stamps - Lazy Easter Bunny (D2D)
Paper - Sweet Nectar (K & Co.), Playful Pink (Martha Stewart)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Gingham brads (The Paper Studio), Flower die (Provo Craft), Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars), Circle Dies (Spellbinders) 

Paper Sundaes - Circles 
Allsorts - Free and Easy 
Hiding in My Craft Room - Bring on some Spring
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring Time 
Daisy Doodles - Color Your World
Karen's Doodles - Pastel Colours with a Twist (Easter)

Sunshine and Smile to You!
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Precious Baby

I am using one of the images that I won from a challenge over at Heart Song Inspirations.  I don't have a lot of baby images and this is so sweet that I couldn't resist picking this one.  It was an easy image to color up quickly and since it is a little scene, I kept the image as the focal point of the card.  The little safety pin has been in my stash longer than I care to admit, but I knew that some day it would work for something creative.  I used my green Spica glitter pen to add a little sparkle to the tree leaves and my black glaze pen for the center of the flowers.  I love all things baby :)

Stamps - Precious Baby (Heart Song Inspirations)
Paper - Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl (K & Co.)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Ribbon, Square dies (Spellbinders), Safety pin (Wilton), Spica Glitter pen, Black Glaze pen. 

Crafty Catz - I Spy "B" 
Delightful Challenges - Use patterned paper 
Paper Crafting Journey - Make it cute
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Getting digi with it
Sassy Cheryl's - No embossing

Smiles & Sunshine to You!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hippity Hoppity

Designed2Delight February Reveal Blog Hop Winner:

Congratulations, Jenn! 
Faith will be contacting you with the details of collecting your prize.
Blogger Jenn Borjeson said...
These are great - love your color combinations. If I had to pick a favorite, I think I'd have to go with the puppy, he's so precious!!!! Great cards, all of them! :) *******************************************************************************
"Painting Eggs"
An older Designed2Delight image.  It reminds me of Peter Cottontail.  I have actually had this one colored since last Spring and didn't ever get around to getting it made into a card.  Trying hard to use up scrap DP and images already colored before digging into any thing new.  I found this older piece of DP in my scrap bin and the button brads are a purchase made a looong time ago.  I am so ready for Spring even though we have had such a wonderful, warm winter here in the south.  I added Glossy Accents to the paint brush bristles and the drops of paint to give them the sheen of real paint.  Bunnies, flowers and Easter eggs....makes me smile!

Stamps - Painting Eggs (D2D), Sentiment (Craft Smart)
Paper - The Goods (American Crafts), Yellow, white & blue card stock
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Polka Dot Embossing folder (Provo Craft), Labels One dies (Spellbinders), button brads (The Paper Studio), ribbon, Glossy Accents, Black Ink. 

The Paper Shelter - Add a sentiment 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use a digital image 
Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great and small 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Spring is in the air
The Ribbon Carousel - Colors and Swirls 
Squigglefly - Bright and Sunny 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stripes and Dots 
Just Some Lines - Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes (Peter Cotton Tail)
Make It Colourful - Spring Colors 
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Easter/Spring cards for kids
Just Us Girls - Color Challenge
Card Crafter's Circle - To die for (die cuts)
Sunshine & Smiles to You!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Designed2Delight February Reveal/Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Designed2Delight February Reveal/Blog Hop! 

Here are all the details that you will want to know.

* All new release images will be 20% for 3 days--sale ending at 7      AM Thursday, Feb. 23.

* Faith will be giving away (2) $5 Gift Vouchers. Contest will end   on Wednesday night at 11:59 pm EST. You just need to leave a comment on the D2D blog hop post.

* I will be giving a New Release image away to someone that leaves a comment on my blog, you may do that. :)  I will choose the winner on Thursday, February 23 at 7 AM (EST).

You should have arrived here from the sweet and talented, Kathy.
If not, here is the correct order of the Blog Hop.

 D2D Blog (Start here)
 You are here ---------->Pat

On to the new designs...

There are 7 new designs in all.  Be sure and visit each blog and don't forget to leave us some love for you chance to win some great digi's.

Your next stop is the wonderful and talented, Michelle H.

Smiles to You!
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Featured Fan Friday @ Whimsie Doodles

So excited to be a Featured Friday Fan on the Whimsie Doodles Blog today!

With my "Mailed My Heart" freebie design.

 I absolutely love this digi!

I am entering this card into the Whimsie Doodles monthly challenge since every piece of paper came from my scrap pile.  It feels good to use up little pieces of leftover DP instead of cutting into a brand new piece.

Happy Friday to YOU!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Cards

"Good Things"

I actually used some of my SU! stamps to create some quick and easy Valentine cards.  I was need quite a few mailable cards and decided to keep them clean and simple.  Looking through my rubber stamps, I came across this stamp set, "Good Things" by SU! and liked the small three flower image.  I looked through my scrap drawer and using scraps and ended up with 3 different looks using the same image.

Using some striped paper from We R Memory Keepers.

Using some digital paper, "Pure Love" from Designed2Delight.

And last but not least, the inside of the cards...

A $1 Stamp from Studio G.

The outside sentiment is from Indadinkado.

Happy Sunny Tuesday to You!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love Mail

Trying to get caught up on my Valentine cards and I came across this adorable "freebie" digi from Whimsie Doodles.  I just couldn't resist making a card.  The adorable little girl reminds me of my 2 granddaughters.  I, also used the monthly sketch from Craft's Meow. for my layout.  I used paper from my scrap drawer for my card and I seem to be looking there first before cutting into a new piece of DP lately.
Only 9 days until Valentine's Day :)

Stamps: Mailed My Heart (Whimsie Doodles)
Paper:  Ka Zoo Collection (K & Co.), Reminisce
Coloring:  Copics
Accessories:  Circle & Scallop circle dies, Crocheted flower, button, floss, Eyelet lace punch (Martha Stewart), Corner rounder punch (EK Success), Enamel Accents (Ranger), Ribbon (American Crafts)

Craft's Meow - Monthly Sketch Challenge
Catered Crop - Hearts
Gingerloft Challenge - Love is in the air
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Show us some love
Sentimental Sundays - Feel the Love
Crafty Emma - Give me Wings or Sketch
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color Challenge
Stamp. Scrap and Doodle Saturday - Die cuts or punches
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentines
Crafty Ann's - Love is in the air
Delicious Doodles - All Loved Up
Fabulous Friday - Ribbon and/or twine
Fairy Tale - Love, Love, Love
Fussy and Fancy - Polka Dots
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper
Mami Doodles - For a loved one
Simply Create Too - Love is in the air
Sweet and Sassy - Valentine's Day
Little Miss Muffet - Valentines and Love
Paper Pals Arts - Any Reds
Pixie Dust Studio - Girlie Girl
Rainbow Lady's - Wear Red Day
Sassy Studio Designs - Love is in the Air
Cooking It Up With Katie - Heart, Emboss and Punch
Creative Belli - Hearts/Valentine
Little Red Wagon - Valentine's Day or Love
The Paper Shelter - Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious - Love and Hearts
City Crafter - You've Got Mail
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and /or Dies
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Red, Pink and White
Tuesday Throwdown - Use hearts
Digi Makeover Challenge - Be My Valentine

Smiles to You!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sweet Ice Cream

Love, Love, Love this new image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight!!!  It was quite quick and easy to color and put together on a card.  It's a clean and simple card to be mailer friendly, especially since postage just went up!  This is a great digi set that comes with 3 different sentiments.  I love the fact that besides being so cute, it can be used for so many different occasions.  I added a little Glossy Accents to the "heart" cherry on top.

Paper -  Sweet Nectar (K & Company)
Coloring - Copics
Misc - Scallop edge punch (SU!), Treading Water edge punch (Fiskars), Glossy Accents

Happy Day to You!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine Decor

EDIT:  If you don't have a frame like this and chances are you probably don't, just cover one with some DP or I am thinking that you can get the same effect by taking a white frame and painting the stripes with acrylic paint or even markers!

No Stamping, coloring, etc...today, just some fun Valentine Decor.

I purchased this frame a couple of years ago right after Valentine's Day on the clearance rack at WalMart.  It came as a set of three and I am guessing that I didn't even pay $1 for the whole set.  The opening is only a 3.75" square, so not a whole lot of room to work with or fill up.  I used my smallest Spellbinders heart die to cut out the white hearts.  The colored heart is an epoxy embellishment made by Making Memories that I have had it in my stash longer than I care to admit.  I knew one day that I would use it.  It's actually puffy on both sides, but I found that they easily come apart and then you have 2 embellishments for the price of one.  All the hearts were added to a piece of card stock cut to fit the opening with some dimensional dots.  There you have it, cheap and quick Valentine Decor!  Just a hint....Don't ever throw an old frame away, as you never know when it will come in handy for a crafty project.

I hope that I have inspired you to make something crafty today.

Die Cuttin' Diva's - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Hearts 
Use It Tuesday - All About Love (It's all hoarded) 
Die Cut Dreams - Pink and Red and Hearts 
Unstampabelles Challenges - Anything Goes (No Stamps) 
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything but a card 
Corrosive Challenges - I {heart} You 
Allsorts - One or more hearts 
Just Us Girls - 3-D or use a template 
Crafts 4 Eternity - Clean and Simple 
 Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything but a card 
Simply Create Too - Love is in the air 
Delightful Challenges - Valentine's Anything but a card
The Little Red Wagon - Valentine's Day or Love 

Smiles to you!

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