Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Doodle for you!

Doodle Pantry that is! I love this image of Laurie's! Doesn't summer just call for a fancy fruit hat like this? And it isn't even fattening! LOL! If you like this image, why not go on over and check out all of the sweet images at Doodle Pantry? Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas in July!

This week the challenge at AiFactory is: Christmas in July! So...let's see your Christmas creations! It's never too early to start! The holiday will be here before we know it! For my card I used this cute image from the AiVault store here called, "Let's sing a Merry Song". I used kraft paper for my card and "faux" stitched around the edges. My image was printed on Georgia Pacific card stock and cut into the scalloped circle using my Spellbinder die. I used a sheer ribbon to decorate the top and Stickles to give the image a lot of glitz! Colored with Copics.My sentiment is a retired SU stamp. Why don't you go over to the challenge blog and check out all of the other creations and then give it a try? You just might be our next winner! Have a great day everyone!
P.S. The DT call has been extended for a couple more weeks so why not fill out the application while you are there too?!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge

I just found this challenge and of course the deadline is 11:59 PM tonight! I made my card using the image that they were giving away for you to use. Isn't this the sweetest? It's called, "Lazy Summer Days". The challenge was to add blue, sparkle,and embossing. I used a paper that is already embossed and has glitter on it made this card all the quicker to finish! I colored this using Sharpie and Copic markers. I do love how it turned out though! The challenge can be found here. I will definitely try their challenge again...and hopefully will give myself more time! lol!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Have a Mice Day!

Another awesome digital image from Faith! This week Designed 2 Delight gave this cute image to work with. I used a new Spellbinders pendant set that I just bought yesterday to frame it with. I love how it turned out. I also used a green marker to "faux" stitch around the border of the white card.For the Double Delight challenge this week, you were to use buttons and a bit of blue... I got a little carried away and made blue the main background...cause I thought it looked the best to bring attention to the center of the flower... I added a button with craft thread in the middle of the flower. To be honest...I forgot about the buttons when I first did this card...look below...

But I was able to rectify the situation by adding some. And I guess it looks like one of the cards in the Paper Crafts magazine. You know... when they show you the first card...simply done and then they "take it up a notch"? My card with the buttons certainly took it up a notch! I like how it turned out. Thanks for looking and be sure to leave me some lovin'. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Orange You The Best!

Another card done with a lovely image from Doodle Pantry.I did a rather simple card to show off this image. I think it should take "center stage". What do you think? I stamped my background paper using a a background stamp from SU. The brown paper is from Quick Quotes. The bee was a rub on from my stash. Go on over to Doodle Pantry and pick up some fruit today! It is low in calories and won't stay on your hips! lol! Have a great Friday everyone and leave me some lovin'!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wishing You...

I love this digital image from Doodle Pantry. I love how peaceful it makes me feel. I can imagine myself sitting on the bank of this river and feeling the cool breeze blowing through my hair as the blossoms softly fall to the ground...Ahhh. I guess I am just an old Romantic! lol! This is one of many wonderful images that are available from Doodle Pantry. Why not go on and check it out?! Leave me some lovin'

AiFactory Blog Hop ...and DT Call!

I can't believe it's been 3 months since the last Design Team Call! The next search is on for a design team from August thru October. Do you have what it takes? Check out the DT call here.
Now onto our Blog Hop! What better way to usher out the old Design Team then a blog hop! Here is the order in case you get lost along the way:








Audrey E





AiFactory Graphics Blog

AiFactory Challenge Blog

If you came here from Melissa's blog then you're on the right track! If not, then please check my list above to see where to go next! You don't want to miss a thing!
Prizes? Sure there are prizes! Here is what you get the chance of winning:

Prize 1
~ Drawn from random DT Members comments:
$20 Gift Certificate
(Just leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit. We will randomly pick one person who leaves a comment from one the Design Team Members Blogs to win a $20 AiFactory Gift Certificate!
Which DT Member is a SECRET…so make sure you comment on them all!!)
Prize 2
~ 3 Months of receiving the "Kit Club" Membership!
This kit is packed full of images and clip art for your use every month! Go and check it out for yourself to see how wonderful it is! A wonderful bargain!

Now...finally...on to my creation! I was given this cute image of Ivan Goes Snowboarding (which can be found here) to create with. Our only requirement this time around was to "glitter" it up!

As you can see from this close up; I did glitter him up! Thanks for joining me, please leave me some lovin' and now your next stop is Terrie! Have fun!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just "Chicken'ing" You Out!

Another awesome image from Designed 2 Delight this week! Faith sent me this darling little chicken to use!

This image was fun to color and I popped up parts of each bird by printing them each twice and cutting out the sections that I wanted to pop up. I also took the image and flipped it so the one chicken became two; facing each other and "gabbing" like good friends would do!

This card is being entered in Double Delight too! The challenge is to use this image from Designed 2 Delight and "pop" it up! Thanks for the great challenge!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sneak a Peek!

Doodle Pantry will be releasing new images on the 20th of July...Only 2 more days! I thought I would give you a peek of a few of the images that will be available.
The first image is a darling sea horse image... She comes with several other images and sentiments!
The next image is of those fun loving ants of hers! This time they are floating by on a balloon! How fun is that?! They also come with several different sentiments perfect for just about any occasion!
My third card is done with a view of a street somewhere in Italy. I love the sentiments that come with this one!
Don't forget about the ongoing challenges at both AiFactory and at CDAC to "show us what you've got"! You also have one more day to enter the challenge at Clearly Delightful Challenge blog and get a free image from Laurie just for entering! You will also be entered to win an awesome prize! So...What are you waiting for? Have fun creating!

Whooo Loves You?

I used a free image set from My Grafico to paper piece these cute little owls. My Mom was so in love with owls (back in the seventies) and our house was overflowing with them! LOL!So...Mom this is done in your memory! My Grafico has a challenge going on right now to paper piece a stamped or digital image. I used scrap pieces of designer paper, my Cricut (Winter Wonderland cartridge) for the branch, some Flower Soft for the berries, and a punch for the leaves. Go over and check it out. The DT have some wonderful examples for you to "ooh and ahhh" over! Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and leave me some lovin'!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer...

Isn't this little frog the sweetest? I love frogs! This little cutie is from Pollycraft! Right now Pollycraft is having a "Flash Your Freebie" challenge going on. If you use one of their freebies in a creation, they will mail you another one for their next challenge! Sweet! I colored this with my Copics and added a stamped sentiment. Paper was an old piece from my scraps. (I love it when they work out just right for what you want!). I have also entered this into Stamp Something's weekly challenge~ use a digital image! Have a happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

AiFactory Challenge- Flower Power!

Isn't this the sweetest image? This week the AiFactory Challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry and you all know that I love Laurie's images! These buttercups were wonderful to color! The winner of this week's challenge will win one of Laurie's wonderful image sets that she has drawn just for us to use for this challenge. Pretty sweet!The only rule this week is to use "flowers" on your creation. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss my yellow background. Colored the image and sentiment with my Copic markers. (Can you say love? I LOVE my Copics!) The ribbon is from Michael's. The cloth covered Brad from there also. I scored big time in their dollar spot and got a package with 8 different cloth covered brads! A girl can never have enough brads! lol!
So...go on over to AiFactory and check out what the other DT members have done. Then get creating! You don't have to use an image from AiFactory, but there are lots of freebies to try out before you why not use one?! Go here to check out the store.AiFactory also has a monthly kit for $5.00 that gets you lots of goodies, so check that out too while you are there! Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Designed 2 Delight Challenge

I did this card using the free image that Faith sent after I did a card last week using that image. This is a progressive challenge. At the beginning of the month, a free image is placed on Designed2Delight...Delightful Inspirations which is up for grabs by everyone. If you use that image and make a creation with it, post on your blog with a link to Designed 2 Delight you are sent the next image!I am also adding this to another site; Double Delight which uses the same image but with a "twist". Every week you are asked to do something else with the image. This week is embossing. I used my Cuttlebug and the dotted Swiss folder to embosss the yellow background.My add on bling is from the dollar spot at Joann's. The purple paper is from Quick Cuts. My card base is from SU.
Go check out the challenge! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Jodi!

Jodi whose blog is entitled "Inked Inspirations" is having a birthday and is giving presents to 5 lucky followers of her blog. She has 5 awesome different prize packages to give away. Go check it out on her blog! Here is the info:
1. If you are not already a follower of my blog, you must become one in order to qualify for the
2. You must post about my candy on your blog.
3. Please leave only one comment on this post.
You have until July 31st!

Designed 2 Delight Challenge ---July!

Here is the first digital image of the month from Designed 2 Delight and I had to search for it! Usually you go to their site the first week of each month and there it is...but this month they had a blog hop where you found it along the way! What fun! This is a progressive challenge with you receiving the next weeks' image after you post this weeks'. Now on to my card...The image was printed twice; just made bigger the 2nd time. Then I placed one inside the other after colored with pop dots. Paper is We R the Memory Keepers. Buttons from Walmart, and a Prima flower. Go check out the challenge at
Designed 2 Delight

AiFactory "Green With Envy" Challenge

The challenge this week at AiFactory is entitled "Green with Envy". This challenge is to recycle objects and include them in your card, creation, etc. For my creation I made a mini album with pockets for journaling tags, etc. I used empty toilet paper rolls, cardboard from a box and the cardboard sleeves that Panera Bread slips over their coffee cups (so you don't burn your hands).I also used pieces of white cloth "rope" that were tying some chairs together in a box that came with a table &chair set my daughter bought. I pretty much like to re-use and re-purose whatever I can! My papers are from We R the Memory Keepers.My images are from AiFactory and can be found here.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Another month gone by and it's time for another challenge from Clearly Delightful! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. We sure did!
Now on to the challenge! I made this card for the Clearly Delightful Challenge blog. The theme is "pearls,button things and bling,". How cute is that! Did you know that if you just enter into the challenge you receive a free stamp?!? The challenge lasts until July 19th so you have plenty of time to enter. If you don't have an image from Doodle Pantry; use what ever you have.(Next month you will have one to use if you enter this month). For the challenge this month, we were all given wonderful images from Doodle Pantry. My image is called "Fluffy Squirrel" and comes with several different sentiments. I chose to use this one as I took the image, and made a copy of it smaller so now it looks like a "mother and baby". I love that about digital images! Laurie has just released 5 more sets and several single images for you! They are all so wonderful!
Take a look over at Clearly Delightful and check out what all the other DT did too! And right now through the 7th of July Doodle Pantry is having a sale! Here is what is going on:
25% off entire cart.
coupon code: DP4JULY25

Thursday, July 1, 2010

AiFactory Challenge # 42

This week at AiFactory we were given some clip art to make a creation with. The theme was "red, white, & blue" in honor of July 4th. Here is my card:
I used the clip art from this cute set: Stars and Stripes Elements Set.I only used three different elements from the set. The eagle and Sentiment are from another company and the set is called Patriotic Eagle . I used card stock from Coordinations and jewels from Michael's. As always; I have colored the image (eagle) with copic markers.
Such an easy way to whip up a card or scrapbook layout when you use clip art! Go on over to AiFactory and check out the challenge along with the other DT projects you will find there! Have a great 4th of July everyone! We will celebrate at our 2nd home in Pennsylvania along with 30 other family members coming from as far away as North Carolina and Nevada! We will truly celebrate this wonderful country that we are honored to live in!

Charisma Card Challenge...with AiFactory Sponsor!

This week Charisma Cardz Challenge has a challenge to use "metal" on your creation.I did this card using a set from AiFactory.They are the proud sponsors of the challenge this week! Isn't that cool!? The winner of the challenge will win some goodies from AiFactory...and who doesn't like "goodies"? Go on over to Charizma to get all the info on the challenge, then give it a go!
My card was done byusing a Stampin' Up wheel to do my background pattern on yellow card stock. I colored with my Copic markers, and then added a strip of "metal looking" words to the sentiment. I also added two little Christmas tree ornament hangers to give it the requested metal. Yup, you read that right...Christmas tree ornament hangers! Aren't they wonderful!

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