Thursday, December 30, 2010

Two Challenges in One Post!

This card is for Doodle Pantry. Isn't this bird the cutest pirate? I made this for my grandson's birthday today. Six years old! Where has the time gone? The challenge is to do something/make something new... I have never used these images before so that's my new thing! I also never celebrated my grandson's 6th birthday before...! I used one image and one sentiment for the front of this card.(both from Doodle Pantry).

These cute little cardinals are from Designed 2 Delight. I received them for doing the progressive challenge last week. More cuties! Thanks for the great images! There were three different images given away. Each bird alone and then both together.
I am also entering the following:
Stampin' B's Design Team- Make a Celebration card (1st one for a birthday)
Pixie Cottage - Party or Celebration /or sketch. I did the celebration theme.
Simon says - Time to Party!
Stampavive and More - Color Red (My second card!)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

In With The New at IDIC

First let me say Happy Boxing Day to all my Canadian friends and anyone else who celebrates this day! We will have an open house starting in about 4 hours here with probably over 100 people "popping" in and out ! I love this day! My husband's Uncle comes down from Canada with his family and lots of moose is sizzling in a frying pan all day long! Yum!
This week at I Did It Creations we are being sponsored by Sylvie's Stamps which can be found here. My image is the sweet boy handing someone flowers. Maybe it's for a new job, a new baby, a birthday, or who knows what else you could be celebrating?! Perhaps it's your first time celebrating "Boxing Day"! lol

I used paper from my stash, my Nestabilities for the image and frame around it. Tim Holtz grungeboard(which I painted), distress inks, and tape were also used. Of course; I colored with my Copic markers. The flowers were colored with my Copics to match and then I used glitter glue on them for the bling.The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
Go over to our challenge blog and check out all the cool creations by our Dt and then give the challenge a try!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Under the Wire Again!

My "M.O." for the last couple of weeks for the Design 2 Delight challenge has been to post it "last day". I am so sorry about that! Christmas preparation has taken its' toll on me this year! This week Faith gave 2 darling images to those who entered last weeks' challenge. The image I have used and a darling one with mittens. (You will definitely be seeing the mitten one from me in the near future!) I needed one more gift tag for my grand daughter and this image "fit the bill" perfectly! Thanks for coming to the rescue once again Faith!
I am also entering this into the following:
Allsorts - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Christmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Gifts!

I did the first card as a holder card for a pack of cocoa for my students this year. The digi is from D2D. The second card is a card that I did for one of my nieces and her family. The image is by Bugaboo! I am entering this into:
Critter Sketch Challenge blog -Anything Christmas!
Paper Playtime - Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby Bud Birthday Cards!

My twin nieces had their 4th birthday yesterday. What fun!
Here are the cards I made to go with their gifts...

. These were free digital images from Baby Bud Design! I love their sweet images...I colored with Copics, added some patterned paper and either flowers or ribbon!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
CES - Anything Goes
Stamping Royalty - Bring on the bling ( card with flower)
The Pixie Cottage - Card for Family/special friend
Cute Card Thursday - One For The Kids
Baby Bud Designs - winter/Christmas (do winter birthday cards count?!)

IDIC Anything Goes!

This week at I Did It Creations we were given an image by Mizumedia Designs. I chose this image titled Hinata Sorry. I colored her with Copic markers and then used Tattered Angels glimmer mist to do a shimmer to the whole image. It looks better in real life, it is hard to see in the photo I think. I used patterned paper from Paper Pizazz which is about 10 years old!The stamped sentiment and hearts are from Michael's $1.00 spot. Make sure you go and check out all of the fabulous creations the rest of the members of the DT have created for you! Just go to I Did It Creations Blog and get started! Have a super week everyone!
I have entered this into the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation - Write to a friend
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything goes(with paper)
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 16, 2010

D2D and Double Delight!

Whew! I think I am getting this in just under the wire! I have been so super busy making little angels (see my Thursday Dec. 9th post) for all of my family members (I have 7 siblings...) and their grown children that I have a little town of them in my dining room! lol! This sweet image was the freebie given for doing last weeks image and entering the challenge at Designed 2 Delight . Isn't he darling?! Over at Double Delight...the theme is anything goes! A big thank you for that one! Great challenge girls! I really love joining in each week and hopefully life will get back to "normal mode" after the holiday...(Yeah right...I don't think it is ever normal around here! LOL!) My papers are: solid-Stampin' Up, patterned-Basic Grey. I used Copics to color and puff paint for the snow!

AiFactory Challenge

This week at AiFactory our challenge is switching to a two week challenge instead of one week! This means you have until December 29th to enter our challenge! And what is the challenge you ask? We made it an easy one...ANYTHING GOES!
I love this little Sweet Pea fairy image and I love the sentiment from TLC Sentiments as I think it fits the way I feel when I look at this fairy! I want to adorn myself to become this magical wonderful creature! Hopefully my children and grandchildren will think I am a fairy on Christmas! I will become this fairy whenever I am needed to be! It is one of the many "hats" that parents and grandparents wear... Back to my card...I used an embossing folder to do the snowflakes behind my image.I also used distress inks on the imagfe to make it appear more aged. I used a Nestie to cut the shape of the pink paper. I used Copics to color and glitter pens to (duh...) add the glitter! Pearls add extra glamour and the flowers also add a little pizazz! I think this card will be perfect to send to one of my friends when they need a little extra "lovin" and reassurance of their strengths in life!
Check out all of the other lovely creations by our DT and try your hand at the challenge!This lovely fairy can be found at the AiFactory store here!
I am entering this into the following challenges also:
Lil Red Wagon - Die Cuts(Nesties)
Craft Your Days Away - Punch or diecuts(nesties)
Wags n Whiskers - Snowflakes
Critter Challenge - No Patterned paper #44

There is a new stamp set in the store called Holiday Celebrations. For the month of December, if you enter one of our challenges and post a blurb or picture of the new set on your blogs, you will be entered to win the whole set for free.Please link back to our store.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Doodle Pantry Challenge #3

Over at Doodle Pantry Laurie has her monthly challenge going on. The only requirement is to use a Doodle Pantry image. I love this sweet bird house with all the birds...Must be a bird condo! If you do this challenge you will receive another bird image just for entering her challenge! Life doesn't get much better... a free image from Doodle Pantry! My paper is from Quick Qotes, the music paper is from an actual sheet of music, and the card stock from Georgia Pacific. I colored with Copics and Tim Holtz distressing inks.( The embossing folder on the green paper is also Tim's...) Leave me some lovin'

Sunday, December 12, 2010

CDAC Challenge

Isn't this the cutest image?! Tracy Vinson from Sugar Creek Hollow has it up at Crafters Digital Art Center right now for a challenge. I made this simple card so that the image would take all the attention. Let me know what you think!

IDIC Challenge #33

The challenge at I Did It Creations is to do a creative fold for your card. Not a normal "fold in half" like we all usually do. Reach beyond your "norm" and try something different. I decided to do a "buckle" card. There is a really good tutorial on Split Coast Stampers here. I used a sweet dragon image from Stampin' Dragon Designs at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. Check out all of the other Design Team members creations and then give it a try! We give a freebie with every challenge also. Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette at: and put IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line with the name of DT member whose image you would like to use and she'll send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge.

The first picture is the outside of my card and the second picture is the inside of the card.(you lift up the buckle{the designer card stock} to open the card)

I am entering this also into the following Challenges:
Mami's Doodles - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenge - Holiday/Winter &/or Wish upon a Star
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Digital

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Angels We Have Heard on High...

Over at Crafter's Digital Art Center you can find a class on "angel Making". How cool is that! Just think... You too can make angels! LOL! I was super intrigued and had to take the class. (And the best's free to take!). I saw all of the wonderful angels that Carole did and was very envious... I knew I didn't have the goodies to make mine as glorious so I did the next best thing...I recycled! Yup! My angel is made out of the tops they place on your take out food at restaurants! The school that I work at has lunch delivered every day for their students and I looked at those tops with the wonderful cardboard on one side and silver on the other and thought.......why not! I added some tinsel trim that I found at the dollar store and also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the wings. that you know what they are made out of, let me know what you think. !
P.S. I did wash them before creating with them! LOL!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Christmas but Not a Card
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Easy Craft Projects - Christmas
AiFactory - Christmas/ Holiday
Papercraft Star - "Green" holiday (recycled item)

AiFactory Holiday Birds

The challenge this week at AiFactory is: Holiday/Christmas. Pretty wide range there for your interpetation! I did these sweet little birds that are now available from Mia's shop here.
I used a "punch around the page punch" from Martha Stewart and I have to tell you...I love it! I was able to make this cute window in the front of the card to let my image peek through! I then placed the bird image (colored with Copics and Stickles) on the inside of the card along with another sentiment from Doodle Pantry. The sentiment on the outside of my card is from Raindrop Echo. The papers are from Basic Gray.
Check out all of the other creations at AiFactory and then try your hand at the challenge! Have a great day everyone!
I have also entered this into the following challenges:
Cookin' It Up With Katie- Layer me red Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Sparkle & Shine ( Stickles on the image)

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Merry Christmas!
Stamping Royalty #49 - Winter Holidays

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Fun!

Robyn over at Robyn's Fetish has some very cute new stamps out for this holiday/winter season. Here are a couple of snowmen that I picked up over there. Both are darling in their own ways! I love the sharp scarf and hat on the first one and I love the second one with the birdhouse and birds "Home for the Holidays"!

I am entering these into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge -Baby it's cold outside (with a digital image)
Creative Card Crew (2 weeks) - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and simple (CAS)

Monday, December 6, 2010

D2D Poinsettia

The image this week at Designed 2 Delight is this wonderful poinsettia flower. Since this is the first challenge of the month, the image is up for grabs. Just go over to Faith's blog and pick it up for free! If you enter a challenge with it, you will automatically be sent the image for next week! I chose to make this cute tag with the image as it matched my gift wrapping almost exactly! ( If you click on the photo it will appear closer for viewing) What do you think?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Did It Creations Vintage Challenge

At I Did It Creations this week the challenge is Vintage Christmas and I have used a digi stamp from the talented Hope Jacare Doodles. Hope has a unique style that is perfect for a vintage theme. I have chosen to play with her "Christmas Rooftop" image which can be found here.I embossed both the card and the image background. I then distressed both using Tim Holz distress inks.My ribbon was then added along with some rhinestones and a cute little flower from Trico that I edged with glitter glue.My main image was colored with Copic markers and then distressed with both distress inks and glimmer mist.
I am fairly new to "vintage" even thought I love Tim Holz's vintage look, so I am still a novice. Hopefully I accomplished the look here... I hope you all go over and check out the challenge at IDIC, see the other lovely creations done by our DT, and then try your hand at it yourselves!
One other thing I wanted to tell you about is the New Discount Club for Scrap Booking and Stamping Supplies... Join now it's free!
Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium Shop
a division of I Did It Creations
(you must be a member of the Yahoo Group
above to be given access to the shop)

They have wonderful prices and there is no membership fee involved. They also continue to add things to their shop on a daily basis and will take requests {and if they are able to} they will get it for you. It's worth looking into. I bought Copic sketch markers for $4.00! They sell them at Hobby Lobby for $7.49. If you have a few minutes check it out.
Thanks for stopping by.
I would also like to enter the following:
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Bows
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Make your own background paper
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons & Bows (thanks for the heads up Rleen!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

AiFactory Winter Challenge

The challenge this week at AiFactory finds us using these skater images from Mia. I used both of the images together by flipping one of them so they faced each other on the ice!
I used Basic Grey papers behind my image. My card base is from Stampin' Up. Images are colored with Copic markers. Go on over to AiFactory challenge blog and check out the challenge. You could win these cute images! This challenge will run until next Wednesday night. Check out all of the Design teams marvelous creations too! They can each be found on my sidebar listed under the AiFactory badge. Have a wonderful Thursday and rest of the week everyone. It is starting to look like December where I live... a day of snow!
I would like to also add this to the following challenges:
Stampavie and More - Snowflakes/snow
Artful INKables:Think Ink#34
Christmas Stampin All year Long- Anything Goes
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 28, 2010

IDIC # 31 Surprise Me!

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge Blog is an open challenge...Surprise Me! Pretty easy with a wide range of possibilities!
We were able to choose an image by Lil Diva who is our sponsor for this challenge.You can find here images at our store. I chose this sweet nativity scene. I thought it would make a nice gift if I colored and framed it...So that's what I did! Colored with Copics and framed with a frame from one of my favorite stores...Dollar Tree! Where else to go for the finishing touches to a gift? lol!
Go on over and check out all of the wonderful samples our DT has done for you at IDIC and try your hand at the challenge!
I am entering this into the following:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments -Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Designed 2 Delight meets The Digi Shack!

I made this cute little hot cocoa pack holder using the free image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight for this weeks' progressive challenge. This is the last one for the month of November. Next week she will offer a new digital image to all! I happened upon the Blog Hop this morning at Designed 2 Delight and this cocoa pack holder was one of the thrifty gifts they showed. I loved it and just knew I would have to use it! I teamed up my cup of cocoa with a sentiment from D2D for the tag. I next made a card to go with this using an image from one of my old design teams...The Digi Shack. Toni was giving away this sweet Mrs. Claus image over at CDAC for their sketch challenge this month.
I am also entering this into the following:
Bee Crafty - Something hidden (I have a cocoa pack inside my holder card)
Elephantastic Challenge
- Red & Green
Our Creative Corner - Make a Tag
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog- Buttons and Bows

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friendship Challenge at AiF!

What a perfect challenge for Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for my friends as they are the people who are always there for you and the ones that will tell you the truth (no matter how much you don't want to hear it)! We were given this sweet dog and cat image to work with and also the sentiment (which is a freebie!!). I used papers from Rusty Pickles that had nursery rhymes on it! I have used my Nestabilities die to cut out the image and the kraft paper that I mounted it on. Copics to color and ribbons from my stash! Go over to AiFactory Challenge blog and check out all the great samples that the DT have created for you and then give it a try! You have one week to post your creation; so after that Black Friday shopping...relax with crafting!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!
Fab and Funky - Go With the Flow
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Animals
Inktegrity Challenge blog - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CDAC challenge

Crafters Digital Art Center had some digital images offered by Nana Vic's up for free. The cutest little images to do "quickie" things with.I took 2 of those images and an image from D2d and combined them all together in my Microsoft Word program to make this Christmas morning scene. Faith's image (D2D) is the one big package in the center with the teddy bear on top. The other images are from Nan Vics' digital images.(the tree and the 3 gifts piled together...I reversed the gifts to make it look different on the other side of the big image.)Anyway...I loved that I was able to merge these all together to make a scene! I colored with Copics, stickles and glitter pens. I used a button with embroidery floss for the sentiment in the upper right hand corner. My package under the tree on the lower left hand side is actually a package tag that I bought last year after xmas on clearance!I have entered this into the following challenges:
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Traditional Christmas Colors
Crafty Pad Challenge Blog - Red and Green

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

D2D Penguin and Snowflakes!

This week Faith at Designed 2 Delight gave us this darling penguin as our image to work with. Over at Double Delight our challenge is to use snowflakes with this image.I loved this challenge! My background paper is embossed with snowflakes then I added snowflakes confetti and 2 snowflakes that came with xmas decorations for packaging. I colored with Copic markers and glitter pens. I also added a little puff paint for the snow. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

IDIC #30 Wings

The theme this week at I Did it Creations challenge blog is wings.That's right we want so see wings somewhere on your creations... butterflies, birds, fairies, bugs... anything!
We are sponsored by the very talented Eiglas and you can view and purchase their images at the Stitchy Bear Craft boutique (here).
My card was done to give a more "vintage" feel to it... I distressed my kraft paper after I ran it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I used a ticket punch from SU for the top corners and also added some ribbon along one side. (My kraft paper is from an ordinary grocery store bag!)This was then laid over two different papers which were both in my scrap pile(I do try to use it all!). I then placed my image over the kraft paper. Isn't she so pretty? I love that she looks young and hip! lol!( I think those are UGG boots she's wearing!) She is colored with Copic markers and glitter pens. The words that I then placed around her were from a stash of stickers that I have had forever... I hope you like my final creation as I had a lot of fun creating it!
Go on over to IDIC and check out the challenge and all of the wonderful creations by our Design Team. You could be our next winner!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Show Off your Style

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just For Fun!

A couple of cards done to challenge myself for a change. The first one is done the old fashion way with rubber stamps. I used a Riley stamp that I bought for my son the hockey player. I added a couple of trees that I did using a Stampabilities stamp(which I masked). I did mask but then ended up cutting and mounting on pop dots anyway! lol! My background papers are both from Die Cuts With A View.A little glitter glue and coloring with my Copics and this card was done!
The second card was done using a new image that was a freebie over at CDAC by Digi Drawn. Such a cute little house! I used a stamp, of a small reindeer from another stamp co. to make a scene with the digital. Can't you just picture that little reindeer wondering if there is any room for him inside that cool looking house?!I colored with my Copics and then used puff fabric paint to make the snow on the house. Too cool! Let me know what you think ok?
I am entering the following challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - no flowers(they both are a fit)
Stampin for the Weekend - Winter ( they both fit the bill)

Friday, November 19, 2010

AiFactory Glitter Challenge

The challenge this week is all about the Glitz! Let's see your creation glimmer and shine! We were given this darling ice cream cone to work with. At my house ice cream doesn't last very long! Good thing my guys couldn't eat the image! lol!
Go over and check out what all of the other DT have done at the AiFactory Challenge Blog and then get busy! If you don't have an image from AiFactory that's alright but you will get 2 chances to win our challenge if you use an image from our store. If you don't have any go here and check out our freebies!If you would like to be considered for our next DT just put (DT) after your name when entering our challenge! Easy Peasy! Have fun! I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you share with us! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I need to try and do some shopping for Christmas presents...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Double Delight !

Isn't this the sweetest little angel?! This week at Designed 2 Delight Faith's image for following her progressive challenge was this sweet image called Kaela. I just love her! Kayla came without a mouth and looks darling without one but I really felt I needed to give her one for this card. Don't ask me why...maybe because I am such a! Anyway... The challenge at Double Delight is "Sparkle". I sure did do that! I also made a Christmas card with nontraditional colors unless you live in Key West, Florida! Here is my creation:(If you click on the photo it will become larger to view)

Let me know what you think and leave me some lovin'

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little Dream!

Just a quick post to show off one of Laurie's digital images over at Doodle Pantry. I needed to make a baby card for one of the girls I work with and thought of this image right away! Isn't it sweet? Papers are from Quick Quotes and the flower was punched out of MM paper. I stamped with a $1 stamp from Michael's on the flower and added a cool looking brad from MM also. The sentiment is one of the sentiments that came with the sheep image. I think she will love it!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Pick your toppings: punch, ribbon, blue, embossing{pick at least 2}
AiFactory - die cut or punch
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 14, 2010

IDIC Traditional Christmas Challenge

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge blog is to do traditional colors on your Christmas creation. I always thought of blue and silver as traditional colors for Christmas right along with red and green. So... I "stepped out on a limb" and decided to use blue and silver for my card! The angel is really a fairy entitled "Fairy Queen" from Robyn's Fetish.Isn't she pretty? I thought she looked like a Christmas Angel so that's why I chose her to work with! I colored her with my Copic and Promarkers.I also used two different glitter pens for her wings and dress. I used a sheet of foam which came with all of that wonderful glitter already on it for her background.The blue card base was put through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dot folder. I computer generated the sentiment.
Go on over to the I Did It Challenge blog and check out all of the other DT members creations that are there for you to enjoy. Why not give the challenge a try?
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas
Bee Crafty - Christmas and digi image
Crazy4Challenges (C4C63) - Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges- Butterflies or Christmas themed
Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine
Stamp Something - Use a digi image
Delightful Challenges - Glitter it Up!
ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
One Stitch at a Time - Your favorite color

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #1

I love the images that Laurie creates over at Doodle Pantry! She has a challenge on the 5th of each month that runs for two weeks.You will receive a new image for participating and have a chance at a $20.00 gift certificate for more beautiful things! This month the challenge only has one stipulation...use a Doodle Pantry image! That's it! And I still almost didn't make it in time for the challenge! My mind has been all over the place lately! I found out I have a leaky aortic valve and I think it went to my head! I think everything is leaking now! LOL! Anyway...on to my creation. I chose her darling ants to use this time around. They are so darn cute! I colored with Copic markers, used a small old SU stamp for the sentiment and a new Sissix folder for embossing my kraft paper (really a piece of an old gift bag!)I then used a Tim Holtz distress ink over the embossed raised sections. So leave me some lovin and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

D2D and Double D Challenge!

This week Faith from Designed 2 Delight has a free image for all to play with. The challenge over at Double Delight is "Clean and Simple (CAS). My card doesn't get any simpler then this! Thanks for the wonderful image Faith! This will be the card I send my Sis for Thanksgiving!

AiF challenge and DT Call!

The challenge at AiFactory this week is to use die cuts or punches on your creation. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch around the border of my image. I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly. The flowers were done using punches from Stampin' Up. My Swiss dot cuttlebug folder was used on the kraft paper background. a few brads, Copic markers and chalk inks were all I needed to complete my card! Go on over to the AiF Challenge blog, check out all of the wonderful creation by the DT and try your hand at the challenge. You have a chance to win some great images!While you are over there check out our DT call too! Yup, it's that time again...We are looking for a few talented people to fill some vacancies. Are you the one we are looking for? Check it out and maybe I will have the honor to work with you in the near future! If you are interested in the DT call be sure to put "DT" after your name when you enter our challenge this time around,or contact Tammy at if you are interested! Leave me some lovin!
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - Circles ( I have a circle hiding on the right side of my card,my edge punch has tons of circles, and I used the dotted swiss folder)
Inktegrity - Ribbons and Flowers
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Anything Goes - Emboss it!
Craft Your Passion - Double it!( I used 2 flowers, 2 birds, 2 brads)
The Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Fairy tale Challenge blog - Everything Goes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

IDIC Holiday Mix Up Challenge

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge Blog is called "Holiday Mix Up". Your challenge is to make a card with an image using non traditional colors for the image. For example... Use Christmas colors (red, white, and green) for an Easter card. Or like in my case; use red, white, and blue (Independence Day...4th of July) for a Christmas card! Here are a few other examples of traditional colors:

Here is what I created:

Check out what the other members of the DT at I Did It Creations Blog have created for you and then join in the fun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Garden Party Challenge!

This week the challenge at AiFactory is to create something suitable for a garden! Include bugs, birds, flowers or whatever you would find in your garden! I used some super cute clip art to make my card. No coloring here, just instant gratification! I printed off the images from the set called Garden Birds & Bugs which can be found here.I printed off the sheet in different sizes so I could make the flower layered. A brad in the middle and rolling up the edges of each layer made a cute flower. A little bit of felt rick rack and some green paper are all it took to finish off the card along with a stamped sentiment (SU). Go on over to our challenge blog and check out all of the other creations waiting for you by our wonderful, talented DT! Then get dirty (in the garden!) and join our challenge! Happy Thursday everyone! Leave me some lovin'

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

D2D Giraffe Love!

This week Faith from Designed 2 Delight gave this sweet image to all who participate in her challenge last week! Actually; she gave two images and this was the one I chose to create with. Thank you Faith for your wonderful creations! The challenge over at Double Delight is to use embossing on your card. I used my embossed piece of paper as my frame for the image. I used pop dots to bring the embossed piece up on the card and frame the image. I like how it turned out. How about you?
I am entering this into the following:
Digital Tuesdays - I've Been Framed!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenge

I was asked to be a guest designer for the current challenge at The Crafty Pad which is being sponsored by Stitchy & I Did It Boutique this week! I was able to choose from 4 different images from Robyn's Fetish and I chose this darling little bird.The prize is from Robyn's store and will be five digital images or five digital paper sets of your choice!
The challenge this week is to use sewing...real or faux. I decided to use faux quite by accident! I had forgotten what the requirement was to be when I created my card, I sent it in to my "boss lady" Jeanette, then realized I hadn't done the sewing...Uh oh! No problem really... I just used a Copic marker and "sewed" around a part of my card, took more pics and sent it back along its' merry way! If only real life could be that easy! lol! But I digress... Back to the challenge.
Go over and check out all the wonderful creations the very talented designers from The Crafty Pad have to show you. They are indeed a very amazing , talented group and I feel honored to be included with them this week! Have a wonderful week!
I am also entering this into the following challenges :
Stamp Something - Stamp something with some pink
Secret Crafter - Anything that Flies
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Paper Players - Anything Goes

I Did It Charming!

The challenge this week at the I Did It Challenge blog is all about using charms. Please use a charm somewhere on your creation! My card today uses this sweet birdie image from one of the talented artists who are connected with Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations Crafting Creations. This week's artist is Card Mad Fairy and can be found here. I did my card using the sketch from this week's
challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. I did take a little liberty with the sketch by turning the background around and using a different shape for the middle area...but that's what is so good about sketch challenges...They are sketches and you are able to jump off from their starting point and make it your own! My card stock and designer paper is from DCWV. I colored using Copic markers and Sharpie markers . My ribbon from my stash. The charm is from Michael's and the flower from a company called Trico.
Go on over to the IDIC blog and check out what all of our designers have created for you... Jump right into the challenge and let us see how "charming" you can be! Have a great day everyone!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch challenge
Wee Memories - Free For All

Thursday, October 28, 2010

D2D weekly challenge

This week the image by Faith is this darling bear scarecrow. I fell instantly in love with him! It took me a while to figure out how to use him on a card though...This is my third attempt and I think I finally got it right! Go on over to Designed 2 Delight and check out the challenge yourself! I am also entering this into Double Delight where the twist is to use this image with twine... Have a great day everyone!

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