Monday, January 31, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge!

This week we followed a sketch and used an image by The Stamping Boutique. I dry embossed my background paper and used my Spellbinder die for the shape behind the image. Acouple more circles, some ribbon and buttons and Voila! Done! I colored the image with my Copic markers. Why not go over to the Critter Sketch challenge blog, check out the examples by the team and try your luck? You just might win! Good Luck!

Happileigh Weekly Challenge

Here is the inspiration for our challenge this week at Happileigh Scrappin'. The colors we would like you to use are: pastel pink, mauve, sage green and light brown.

Leigh gave us an adorable image of a birdhouse and a sweet little bird image to use in making our creations. I used some vintage digital paper I found online for my background piece. I colored the images with my Copic markers and then popped up the birdhouse with pop dots. Next I added some pearls around the border on two sides. I made this into a thinking of you card and I will send it to my sister.
Have a great day and make sure to go over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog and check out our challenge and wonderful creations made by the DT then give it a try!
I am entering this into the following challenges also:
Fairy Knoll - Flowers (my sweet bird is sitting on them)
Creative Belli Blog - P is for pearls
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
Do You Stack Up? - Patterned paper

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My card from Leigh!

Thank you for the wonderful card made with one of your newest images from Happileigh Scrappin' I love it!

IDIC Sees Red!

This week at I Did It Creations (IDIC) our challenge #40 is to use red for Valentine's day. We were sponsored by JLJ Designs. She has some wonderful images and great digital papers so be sure to check it out! Be sure to stop by IDIC for the other DT examples for some wonderful inspiration. I also want to tell you all to stay tuned for next Sunday, Feb 6th,because the IDIC will be holding a "Love is in the Air" Blog Hop! Come hop with us for fun, games and prizes. The team has been hard at working making some wonderful projects to share with you! Now onto my creation for this week...

I paper pieced the tutu of this cute little bear and then used the same DP as my background paper. I also dry embossed my white piece of paper for the background. A Sakura pen was use to make the wings so shimmery, and a gold gel pen to outline parts of the image. I colored using my Copics (of course!)
When I first did the card for this week I wasn't paying attention to the "rules" for the challenge and made a purple card...It turned out nice and I will use it for another time. Haha!
So go on over to I Did It Creations and try your hand at our challenge! Have a great Sunday ...I know I will...It's my Birthday today!
I am also entering the following challenges:
Craft Your Day Away - Love
CES Challenges - Bold & Bright
Fairy Fun Fridays - For a Sweetheart #45
Mami Doodles - The Magic of Love#19

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Two for Me!

I did it again! I found time to do two for me! I love when that happens! I used a Doodle Pantry image to make this sweet Valentine's day card for one of my students...(others will be variations of the toppers on the heart). This valentine heart comes with a lot of different character toppers and is so versatile! Check it out at Doodle Pantry!

My next project was done with a darling Big bear image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight. This cute image was a freebie in her progressive challenge. If you didn't get it free last week; you can buy it at her store. I made a tag to go with the candle I bought for my daughter for Valentine's Day. I stamped tiny hearts on the wrapping on the gift he is holding just for the holiday! The flower I made with a scallop punch from SU! I punched it out 8 times,spritzed with water, crumple up, let dry,then inked edges and piled together. I then punched a hole in the middle, added a brad,then scrunched it up for the shape. This image is also versatile and I will be able to use it for birthdays, Christmas, weddings, etc.! I love when that happens!

Thanks for looking and leave me some lovin' !

For The Boys in your Life! AiF Challenge

It's challenge day at AIF and it's all about the boys! It's a masculine challenge! I never seem to have enough masculine cards so I was happy for this one. We got to use this great set ( A must have for anyone that does masculine cards) Little Cowboy. Isn't this set the cutest?! I chose two of the images for the card I made this time. The next time I can do a completely different card thanks to all of the cool images in this set!

I colored with my Copics and made a simple card with no design papers or other embellishments! I wanted the images to take center stage and be the stars! (hahaha...)This card will be for my nephew Bryce who will be turning 7 next month.
Check out all of the other girls creations at AiFactory and then try your hand at our challenge "Pardner"...I hear it's gonna be a "showdown"! Have a great day!
I would like to enter the following challenges with my card:
Allsorts - For a Male/boy
Aly's Sunday Challenge - For the Guys
Cards for Men - Challenge 2, Let's Party!
Oh la la - 3 of a Kind
Fab n Funky - Delight in Your Digi

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happi Inspiration Challenge!

We have another inspiration challenge for you at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog. Look at this wonderful soothing picture and draw inspiration from it...I sure did!

I made two cards using the colors from this picture in them. The first one is done using a door basket image from Happileigh and the second one with that cute mouse Tatters getting into the sugar bowl! My first image was colored with my Copic markers and the second one came pre-colored! How easy is that! A card can be put together lickety split if you are short on time and need a card in the moment!

I love that about Leigh's images...I think almost all of them can be purchased pre-colored or un-colored. I love them both ways! Wouldn't that cute mouse one be perfect for your "Sweetie" for Valentine's Day?
Why don't you go and visit the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog; check out all of the wonderful creations, and then try your hand at our challenge? Have a great day everyone!
I am also entering these into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - distressing (my 2nd card)
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Use an animal & anything Goes!( My second card)
Totally Papercrafts - Use a Heart(My second card)
Colour Create Challenge - Pink, blue, gray, cream colors (both cards)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Few for Me!

Hi everyone! I actually found time this weekend to make a few cards using images that I have been meaning to get to! Two images are by that talented Maurie Manning and the other two by uber talented Laurie from Doodle Pantry!

I made the ants card for my SIL for her birthday this coming Friday. I just love those ants! This time they are masquerading as other insects! Too funny! The sweet birdie card is for my nephew's birthday in the next two weeks. I love this birdie and it always makes me smile!

The first Mo Manning card was done for a co-worker's upcoming birthday.

This Mo Manning image was done to put in my stash and use later. I love the sentiment too! It's from TLC sentiments.

Leave me some lovin' !
I am entering these into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

IDIC Challenge for the Week

This week the challenge at I Did It Creations is to do a card for a child. I chose this image by Toucan Scraps and made a fun card! I know that when my nieces and nephews get together we love to play games and bingo is one of their favorites! We even set up a prize table so they can choose a prize when they win! What fun everyone has! I thought this card would make a great card for a birthday, or any other special occasion. I used my Copics to color the image, my Tim Holtz embossing folder for the bingo background and Tim's distressing inks for the distressing on both the background and the image. My flowers were hand made. the flat one was stamped from a Michael's $1 stamp then colored and the other flower was made from a page from an old music book.I ripped it out, cut a large circle spiral, cut on the spiral line, then rolled it up holding it together with a little hot glue. Easy peasy! Then distressed the edges and made leaves to add. The leaves are just out of paper that I crumpled and colored with my Copics. The sentiment was computer generated.
Try your hand at our challenge this week and get a card done for your future use at the same time! Check out all of the wonderful creations our DT has done for you over at IDIC and then let us see yours! Don't forget that we give a freebie with every challenge also.
Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette
with IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line and add the name of DT member whose image you want and she will send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge. Have a great Sunday everyone!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - reuse, recycle (my music sheet flower)
Paper Sundaes - Distress it! ( my flower and leaves and edges)
Totally Gorjuss - hot, hot, hot ( my colors,deep oranges and reds)
Fairy Tale Challenge - flowers

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Doodle Pantry New Releases!

Laurie has released some more images today at Doodle Pantry ! I am so thankful that she asked me to guest design this month! (I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift! lol!) The image that I used is from the new Holy Land Flowers 3 set. I love how it turned out...whoever knew that almonds came from such beautiful trees? I also learned while researching the flower(so I could use the right colors) that the tree doesn't get leaves until after the flowers all fall off...I kind of wish that the blossoms would stay on forever...I wonder if the air is scented with the wonderful aroma of almonds? That would be an almost perfect world!
Now onto my card...I used dp from Target's $1 spot. The image is colored with my Copics (whatever did I do before Copics?...!) The sentiment is also from the set.
Make sure that you go over to the Doodle Pantry Blog, check out the new releases, browse the wonderful cards created by the uber talented DT and then make out your shopping list? Sounds like a plan to me!
Today starts a new Doodle Pantry Challenge (DPBC6) on the Doodle Pantry Blog. The theme for DPBC6 is Love. To participate, just create a new card or project following the Love Theme. (It can be anything that denotes love, such as wedding, anniversary, Valentine, etc.)You must use a digital image. It does not have to be a Doodle Pantry image, but we would love to see them if you have them! If you want, check out the Doodle Pantry Freebie Page where you will find some sweet freebies to use for your creation.
Have a super day everyone!I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Brown, Pink & Green
Lexi's Creations - Say it With Love
Paper Playtime - Use the word "Love"
2 Sisters Challenge - Flowers

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Faith at Delightful Inspiration has her 2nd freebie of the month challenge this week. She gave this image of a cupcake with little valentine candies atop it. I actually used some Halloween paper as my background DP for this one! I colored with my Copics. The ribbon is from a contest I won somewhere on the Web... Isn't it pretty? Faith, you hit another homerun with this one! Thank you! I am entering this into the following challenges:
Delightful Inspiration - Use of image
Freshly Brewed - Valentine's Day/love themed
My Time to Craft - Spots & dots
Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge #8 - Love is in the Air

Monday, January 17, 2011

Critter Color Challenge # 47 !

This is my second post for the Critters since I joined their design team! We take turns posting and last week was my turn off! I am back this week with a great challenge! This week we challenge you to use the colors blue and silver in your creation! You are also suppose to accent with either pearls or rhinestones! Don't forget to accent cause I did! Do not use my card as a sample for the accents cause I FORGOT to add them! lol! I used a couple of punches to punch out my tag (SU) and my flowers(MS). They were punched out of the tops from take out containers!
If you would like to see some samples done by the other members of the DT (hopefully with pearls and/or rhinestones...) check out the Critter Sketch Challenge blog.
You have one week to post your entries and maybe you will be our lucky winner...Good Luck!
I would like to enter this into the folowing:
Simply Create - punches/die cuts
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

Happi Time!

This week at HappiLeigh Scrappin' Challenge we have a picture for you as inspiration to use for your challenge entry. Just look at these sweet mice!

There are a few new rules for our weekly challenge. They are as follows:

You may now use any image from any artist to enter in the challenge. (Inappropriate images will be withdrawn)
You will receive 1 entry point for your entry.
If you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image you will receive an extra entry point.
The winners will now be chosen randomly.
There will still be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place drawings.

Check out what I did with this new image called "I DO" by Leigh...

I tried to capture the pastel "soft" feelings that I got when I looked at the inspirational picture. I colored with my Copics and used "A Child's Year" cartridge with my Cricut die cut machine to cut out the card. I used scraps of designer papers from my stash and Copic markers to color. My flower is from DCWV. Go over to Happileigh Scrappin' and check out all of the other DT members creations and then start thinking about what you want to create using the inspirational picture! Happy Monday everyone!
I am entering this into the following challenges:

Copic Creations #42- What's New? (My cartridge that I cut the card out with, and my digi)
Secret Challenger #117- With love
Scrapbook Sisters - Heart's Desire

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Brr...I'm Turning Blue!

I think that my title is appropriate for much of the U.S. this last week! There have been cold waves even down south and out west! My nephew posted some pics of snow on the palm trees in Las Vegas! Yikes! Anyway...on to my post...
The challenge this week at I Did It Creations is to make something using blue and/or relating to the cold blue winter! I chose to use this sweet scenic image for mine. When I showed it to my hubby his only comment was..."icicles usually hang at the top of things..."! I told him I was taking "creative liberty" and placing them at the bottom of my scene instead! (I really liked them there!)
So...go over to IDIC and check out all of the creativity by the rest of the design team and try your hand at our challenge! Remember that you can also request an image that one of the DT used to also use for your creation for entering our challenge. Thus this is a "win win" situation! Have a great week everyone!
I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Stamp With Fun -Snow
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Winter

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday AiFactory Challenge

Hi everyone! Today the challenge at AiFactory is a good one...Anything Goes! We were given some really sweet images to choose from and I chose to use the sweet ballerina images found here. I made two different cards for those upcoming birthdays I have! The first image is done for a younger niece and I know she loves purple(what little girl doesn't!) I used the ballerina image and the slippers image together for this one. My next card is done for a older niece and I thought this sentiment was perfect for her! Too funny but so true!
The sentiment was found online (I'm not sure where...if you know please drop me a comment so I can give proper credit to the author!)
Go over to AiFactory and check out all of the awesome creations by our DT and then try your hand at the challenge!
I hope you have a little "dance" in your step today!
I am also entering into the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Something New ( my images)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Card for Katie

I made this card using a sketch from Bearly Mine Challenges using one of the digital images that I received after my donation to the fundraiser for Katie Renz. This image was donated by Maurice Manning one of my favorite illustrators! I even have a couple of books for my classroom that were illustrated by Mo! I uploaded my designer papers from the Bearly Mine blog (they were a freebie) to use on my card. I feel like this card has "too much" on it as my style is usually CAS. Let me know what you think! Please remember that the fundraiser is still ongoing for Katie and her family. You can check out the details here on Jak Heath's blog. Thanks!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Oldie But Goodie - Bright and Cheerful
Tip Top #17 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Something New (my papers and image)
Kaboodle Doodles - Do it With Digis!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Lambie!

Faith has a freebie up on her site at Delightful Inspiration for the first week of the month of her progressive challenge. It's this cute little lamb with sentiment! (My hubby's initials are EWE...!) I cut out my image and card using a Spellbinders die and then made the card into an easel card. Colored with Copics and then added a felt and button to the inside with a sentiment from Michael's $1 bin. A little doodling around the scalloped edges and this card is ready! Have a good rest of your day all!

So Happi Monday!

Hey there,
HappiLeigh Scrappin Challenge
It's Monday!!!
Well since we only had one entry last week,
Leigh has extended the challenge another week.
We changed the rules.
Here's the change...
Ready for this...
You can use any image you like.

Everyone entering the challenge will get one entry into a random drawing

BUT if you use a HappiLeigh Image you will get 2 entries in that drawing.

First place wins 3 images
Second place wins 2 images
Third place wins 1 image
My card is done using her sweet image of the mice with the cherries. I love this image! Go check out the rest of the DT's creations and enter! What have you got to lose? You'll get a card done that you know you will need sometime soon in your future and a chance to win some great images!

Benefit for Katie

There is a benefit going on right now for Katie Renz and her family. Katie was diagnosed with stomach cancer and the only available treatment is chemotherapy...You can read more of her journey by reading her blog above. Her friend Jak Heath has put together a fundraiser here at Jak of Jak Jak is having this fundraiser to help raise money for Katie's Treatment and to give her lovely boys a treat too. Please check her blog (highlighted with her name above) to see all of the wonderful donations that have been given to help out this fund raiser. You are able to get tons of cute digital images and papers for a minimal cost so please go check it out and help in this wonderful fundraiser! Laurie from Doodle Pantry has donated a wonderful set for this occasion. I have done my card using one of those cute images!My prayers and thoughts are with Katie and her young family.
P.S. I bought the wonderful image package that is up on Jak's blog. Look for some new posts in the coming days using some of them!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vellum Challenge at IDIC

It’s a new challenge at IDIC...
This week's Vellum Challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Stamps.
Stitchy carries a wonderful line of Digi Stamps. They were perfect to use for our Vellum challenge. So... dig out that vellum that you don't use all that often and
create something spectacular with it! You can use vellum in your project any way that you want....just use it. Check out the great samples made by the DT.Visit their blogs(listed on my sidebar). We give a freebie with every challenge also.Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette @
Place "IDIC Freebie Request" in the subject line with the name of DT member who used the one you want and she will send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge.
My card has vellum on the outside and the inside of it. I used vellum as decorative designs on the front of my card where the sentiment is. I then made my inside of the card stand up with the digital image and used vellum for the bottom piece to stamp my Happy Birthday sentiment on. I really love how this turned out! Such a great image of the 29 year old! Have a great day everyone!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Try something different(the way my card stands on the inside)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Something different or new ( I never stood my card inside like this before)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happileigh Challenge still on!

Here is a cute little image that I did from Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge.Leigh has a free image for you over there and a chance to win more in her challenge this week. She has super cute images too! There are still almost 2 days left to enter the challenge and your odds of winning are super as there is only one person entered right now! (If I could enter I sure would be! lol! But can't do it; I'm not allowed...) So buzz over and get the free image and then join our challenge!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes)
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small

Thursday, January 6, 2011

AiFactory Challenge...New Beginnings

The challenge this week is to use an image or make a creation that signifies "new beginnings". Perhaps a baby card or a wedding card to celebrate a new beginning. A new house, new job, new car...the ideas are endless!
Come along and join us in this AiFactory Challenge where there is an image of the week to be won. It is not necessary to use an AiFactory image in your design but if you hop across to the store there are some freebies for you to try. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday 12, midnight EST. If you are uploading your entry to an online gallery please use the code AIF063. Check out all of the lovely creations done by the DT while you are uploading your creation for the challenge!
I am also entering this into the following:
Aud Sentiments -just two words(in the sentiment...)
Simon Says- New Beginnings

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Sweetie!

This week Faith has a delightful image of a cupcake along with some pretty rose buds for the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration. I thought that the rose bud on top added a little to the beauty of the cupcake so I added more!(And I didn't stop there...couldn't contain myself...had to add more to the base!) I also added some darling little pearls to their centers and voila! I have an instant card for a birthday gift! just tuck this inside your gift and add that personal touch! As always...Faith you "rock"! Thanks for the challenge and the freebie!

Doodle Pantry January 5th Release and Challenge!

Guess who is a guest designer this month for Doodle Pantry?! Yup! Me! I was so excited to get chosen for this honor as I love Laurie's images! She is so super talented and I had the honor of being on her first Design Team when she started! Thanks for the chance to play with you all again! There are lots of new images being released today over at Doodle Pantry. Go and check them out! I used the uber cute ants to do my card today.They are called the Heart Candy Ants. I used several different images from the set combining them together for my card! The ants are getting ready for Valentine's Day... Are you?

Just for entering the challenge you will win a super cute image so this is a definite "win win" situation! If you are randomly chosen to win the challenge you will win another great prize on top of the freebie!This challenge is a "beautiful thing"!
Laurie has a "grab bag " sale going on for the next two weeks also. Some of her images are 50 percent off. Super way to start your collection of her images. Make sure to check it out in her store here.

Have a great day everyone! I will be back with another wonderful image of Laurie's before this week is over!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge!

I have more good news today! I am also a new member to the Critter Sketch Challenge team! The challenge blog runs challenges every Monday.(I am going to be busy! lol!) Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique.Here is my creation for this week using Mail Girl. Isn't she sweet?

I think she is mailing her thank you cards for her Christmas gifts. What a good girl! I have listed the DT members on my side bar under the Critter Challenge emblem. Go on over and check out the challenge and give it a try!We use a sketch each week for the challenge. Here is this week's sketch. You may turn the sketchany way you wish as long as we can still see the original sketch there(somewhere!). Have fun with it and show us what you've got! You have one week so come join in the fun!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Critter Sketch blog - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Karber Weekly #19 - Flowers and a digital image

Happileigh Challenge DT!

Hi everyone! Today starts my first official day as a design team member of The Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge team! I'm a Happi Scrapper! lol! We will challenge you each Monday with new and different challenges! Go and check it out! Today I am showcasing a new digital image with Kasey (Kasey with Pillow). Leigh has lots of wonderful images for you to check out in her store here. Now onto todays festivities! What better way to introduce this new challenge blog and talented designer Leigh then to do a little "blog hop"! Now this is just to get you to meet all of the wonderful gals that I have teamed up with here in "Happi Land"!

And what's a Blog Hop without a prize!!
Visit each Design Team Member's Blog
Leave a comment
And you could be the winner of
FIVE Happileigh Scrappin' Images
You MUST leave a comment on each blog to win.
To begin the hop start at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge
Then follow the links below to go to each team member’s blog.

Barb at Made for Keeps
Ruby at Ruby's Impressions
Chris at Chris's Scrappin' Fun
Leigh at Happileigh Scrappin'
Fink at Finks Happenings
Audrey at Peace Love & Crafting
Georgia at Paper Possibilities
Mandy at Made By Mandy

Back to Happi Scrappin' Challenge

Now don't forget!!!
Happi Scrappin' Challenge has a Challenge EVERY Monday...Today included!

Leigh puts up a cute freebie ( go check it out; you'll be happy too!)
Or you can use any Happileigh Scrappin Design!

There are 3 winners...voted on by all the Happi Scrappin’ Challenge visitors, so please come back to vote for your favorite.
First place...3 Images
Second place...2 Images
Third place...1 Image
And a winner's badge for each!
Doesn't this sound like a great place to visit? Heck...I think I would like to live there! lol! Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

IDIC Technique Challenge#36

For my technique challenge at I Did It Creations challenge blog this week I did an easel card. You may do whatever technique you would like to do! We leave the technique up to you! I used a sweet image by Glitterbabe's Art which was already colored! All I needed to do was embellish it and pop it on my card! How easy is that!I used a MS punch to make my tan trim embellishment on the outside and inside of card.I used two different Nestabilities dies for the image and frame around it. The brads used were found at Big Lots (I believe from We are The Memory Makers). I inked the edges for that distressed look.I added a couple tiny tags and a computer generated sentiment and I am "good to go"! Why not go over to the blog and check out the challenge? And while you are there check out what the other members of the DT have created for you!
I am also entering this into the following:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic - New Beginnings
One Stop Crafts - New Beginnings
Praire Fairy Fridays #43 New Beginnings

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