Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge #54 @ Critter Sketch!

This week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog, the challenge is to use a sentiment as your focal point on the front of your card. No other central image. You may dress it up or dress it down it is your way to do what you wish! Just remember...Only a sentiment! I have used a sentiment from Papertrey that was given away last month as a freebie. I thought it would make the perfect anniversary card, and it did! I have used a Sissix punch for my vine and a stamp to do the vine on the bottom and inside of the card. I used a digital image from Happileigh Scrappin' for the little bunch of flowers on the inside too. I colored with my Copic markers and used a Nestibilities die for the sun behind my sentiment.I used an SU scallop punch for the brown paper behind the sentiment also. The papers are all from my huge scrap pile! Here is the inside of my card:

So...come on over and join in the fun! Have a great Monday everyone!
I am also entering into the following challenges:
IDIC - Punches or die cuts
Sentimental Sundays # 44 - Sentiment & Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Fairytales
Sugar Creek Hollow - Finish inside and outside of your card

Ring That Bell and Celebrate!

Over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog this week we have a special challenge going on... it's all about Andrew, a little 12 year old baseball player (#8 on the Elm Grove Eagles) who has been fighting cancerous brain tumors he so unfairly has had to deal with instead of playing baseball. While we have been brightening the days of others, Andrew has been making progress, day by day, inch by inch and just recently reached a milestone in his fight against cancer.I was not familiar with this, maybe some of you are, but evidently at many cancer treatment centers, when a patient has completed their very last chemo treatment, they get to Ring the Bell which is a celebratory gesture marking their successful accomplishment in reaching the end of their chemo treatments. That is the milestone Andrew recently reached. What a wonderful thing for Andrew and his family! Yay! Unfortunately after Andrew rang the bell, his chemo made him sick and he spent more time than expected in the hospital and ended up with pneumonia. After more trying days, he fought that off and was released and is now back home. He has an MRI scheduled for February 28th (today). A clean bill of health would be the ultimate result there! And then his port will be removed March 1st, another milestone for Andrew! Keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a successful MRI result!
Now about the challenge!
Let's make cards for Andrew with a Bell on them to signify his accomplishment. You can purchase Leigh's digital image by visiting her website and make a card using Andrew's image on it or if you prefer not to spend the money for the customized image from Leigh, you can still participate by using your own bell stamps. If you don't have any bell stamps, then just make something celebratory for Andrew. I thought we could set a deadline of March 15th to get your card in the mail to him and then on the 16th of March, we can all upload our cards to SCS with a special Andrew keyword so we can all admire and comment on each other's cards!

For Andrew's safety we are not keeping his address here so PLEASE email Leigh at for Andrew's address.
Here is what I created for Andrew:

Check out all of the other designers creation at Happileigh Scrappin' and then why don't you make a card for Andrew? Send some lovin' his way and give smiles away!

Here is another card I did using the same images for a girlfriend of mine who just finished up chemo. The images are very versatile and can be used in lots of different ways!

I am also entering my cards into the following:
Aly's Sunday Challenge -
Get Well or Show Support
Card Creations & More - Anything that Sparkles ( my 1st is more sparkly!)
Crafty Catz - Create something for a friend -( My 2nd card)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cut it Out!

This week our challenge at I Did It Creations is to use a die cut,punches, or something that is cut out. We have a random draw with every challenge and you could be the next winner.
Everyone is eligible to win one free digi stamp of their choice from the sponsor of that challenge. Or, if you use one of the sponsor's digi stamps, you could win a $5.00 coupon.Just for entering the challenge;you win a free digital image! Just pick one of the images used by the DT, email Jeanette at Put IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line with the name of DT member that used the one you would like and she'll send you the digi stamp they used in this challenge.
Now on to the challenge! This week we were sponsored by the Fabulous Floppy Latte Designs ... check out the fabulous collection available! I used an image entitled Garden Fantasy. I just love this sweet fairy! I hope I have some in my garden this summer! lol!

Check out our challenge blog and all of the lovely creations created by our talented design team and then give it a go!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
DYSU - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Curls and Swirls
Oh La La Creations - Pink, Pink, and More Pink
Paper Romance #39 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mo's Challenge!

I received this Mo Manning image on Facebook just for being a member of Mo's Digital Pencil there. This week the challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog is to do a spring card with handmade flowers. I knew that this image would be perfect!
My papers are all scraps that I have been hoarding and thought the perfect fit for the colors I have used to color the image. I have used my Copic markers to color. My flowers are made from prima flowers(on the right side of card) and a flower that I bought at my neighborhood "junk" store and then pulled apart and remade! It came on a long stem and had a middle part that stuck out, etc. so I actually pulled it apart and remade it to my liking! Thanks for looking everyone!
I am also entering this into the following:
Copic Creations - Warm Colors
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

D2D Delightful Inspiration!

Another week and another challenge from Faith over at Delightful Inspiration! This week we were given this image for the progressive challenge. I love this image! It reminded me of a quilt and so I did it that way. I added an extra little bird to the foreground and then almost covered her up with my flower! Oh well, it will keep her warm at least! We are still freezing here in Buffalo and I am so sick and tired of snow! It is like a bad four letter word around here! lol! Thanks for looking and leave me some lovin'! I am entering this into the following:
IDIC - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - Something Cute!

Monday, February 21, 2011

"So Happi Together..." ! ( HLSC# 11)

That line comes to my mind from an old Turtles song from my youth. Whenever I think about the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog it pops into my mind! lol! This week we have a sketch for you to follow. One a CAS and one a little more elaborate but basically the same sketch. Check them out here. Here is my take on the sketch using one of Leigh's wonderful new images, "Bunny and Lady Bug". There are quite a few new releases and I think that you will find that there is something for everyone!

I also made a card for my niece's birthday using Leigh's new calendar set and Jenny Jeans. I even threw in a cupcake from the Cupcake celebration set! (Can you find it?

I colored with my Copic markers, cut out some hearts and flowers with my Cricut and put everything together for one cool card! I think she'll love it!
Go on over to Happileigh and check out the challenge and then give it a go!
I am also entering into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - For Someone Special (2nd card for my niece)
Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Card For A Child (both)
My Sheri Crafts - Girly (2nd one)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a die cut (1st card for the image)
Creative Craft Challenge - Card for a Teen! ( My 2nd one)

IDIC Challenge #43

This week we are sponsored by Digis With an Attitude.They have the coolest digis! Hop on over and check them out! You won't be sorry! My card was done using The "Lady Walking Dog" image. Doesn't she look smart in her red outfit? My husband loves a woman in red high heels... I used the inside of an envelope for the silver pieces on my card...(talk about being "green"!). She is colored with my Copics and then the edges were inked with Tim Holtz distress ink. The stars were cut out using a small punch from the same scrap paper and I used a Stampin' Up word window punch to place them on.
Here is the rest of the info for the challenge:
Challenge theme: Anything Goes
Prize: free digital image of your choice or use 1 of the sponsors stamps and/or
you can win a $5.00 coupon
Challenge Dates: 2/20/11 - 2/26/11
Why don't you join us? Come on over to I Did It Creations and check it out!
We also have a fresh new Welcome Badge! Feel free to snag it and post it on your sidebar!

I am also entering this into the following:
Shelley's Images - Show Us What You've Got
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

D2D Flower Blessing

Faith from Designed 2 Delight has the cutest little bunch of flowers called Kaela's Spring Bouquet that she gave as this week's image if you played her progressive challenge last week at Delightful Inspiration. I decided to use the flower image with another one of the sentiments that she has given me for playing in one of her past challenges. I took the flower image and rotated it to where I thought it fit in well will the sentiment below it. I really like how it turned out! I colored with my Copics. I used an embossing folder with my Cuttlebug to emboss the blue card base front. The purple cardstock was inked around the edges and trimmed with a pair of my edging scissors from Fiskers. I then faux stitched around the edge of the purple cardstock and added some ribbon to the bottom part of it. Let me know what you think!
I am also entering it at:
Scrap Creations - Spring Fever
OSAAT - Make it Pretty
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon & Spring

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happileigh Monday Challenge

Look at these awesome ballerina cupcakes that are your inspiration this week! I made a birthday card with the pre-colored cupcake image that Leigh has available in her shop. Aren't they the cutest!

Go and check out all the cute inspiration the Design Team has for you at Happileigh Scrappin' and then try your hand at the challenge!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Sweet Treats

Critter Sketch Challenge # 52

This week there is a sketch and color challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. The color is pink. We would like you to use this sketch and the color pink in your creation!

I used a sweet image by Robyn's Fetish titled Luv Birds. Isn't it the cutest?! I colored with my Copic markers. I added two different design papers for the background and banner across the top. I inked up the edges using different chalk inks. My sentiment is from the $1 spot at Michael's Craft Store.
Go on over to Critter Sketch and check out the lovely creations, and try your hand at the challenge...You might just win!
Have a good Monday everyone!
I am also entering this into the following:
Simply Create #37 - Bold & Bright
Blog A Doodle - Red/Pink, white & 1 other color

Sunday, February 13, 2011

IDIC "Bling It On" Challenge!

Just a little play on words...I couldn't help! The challenge this week at I Did It Creations is to add bling to your creation. I used a cute image by Beary Dust Stamps which can be found at the store. I colored with my Copic markers. I used an Martha Stewart punch to make my border flower piece. I also added a frame around my image.I used a ticket punch from Stampin' Up for the corners of the silver frame. I made my flower and added Stickles to it for more "bling"! All of the silver pieces of paper were from the inside lining of an envelope I got in the mail! (Once in a while junk mail is worth it! lol!) Go on over to the IDIC challenge blog and check out all of the wonderful things the DT have to show you and then thy your hand at the challenge...Bling it UP!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Bling
One Stitch At A Time - Make it Pretty!
Little Clair's Designs - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - No traditional Valentine colors
Mami Doodles - Flower card
Pattie's Creations - Recycle parts from your mail

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #7

This month there is another challenge at Doodle Pantry. The only stipulation is to use a Doodle Pantry image. Easy Peasy! I love Laurie's images! Here are two cards that I put together today. One for Valentine's Day and the other just to have on hand when a friend or family member needs a hug! Thanks for all of your wonderful images Doodle Pantry! I colored both with my Copic markers and then added a few embellishments to the sheep card...Voila! All done CAS!
I am also entering thone or the other into the following:
Scrap Creations - Animal Antics (my sheep)
Digi Doodle Shop - Nature (both)
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #41 Valentine's Day
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love (both)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Love (both)


Love is in the Air! How exciting! Come and hop along with us.This is a week long hop ending on February 12th at 7:ooPM EST.
Challenge, fun, prizes, and beautiful creations! You should have arrived here from Gemma's blog. If not, make sure you start at the IDIC. If you get lost along the way; I have included the order for the hop below.
The links to the other D.T's blogs can be found on the right side of my blog under the IDIC Team listings.

I did It Creations Challenge Blog
Robyn - Owner
* Jeanette - DT Coordinator
* Camilla
* Cindy
* Debbie
* Gemma
* Georgia
* Gurkiss
* Jennie
* Michele
* Nicole
* Ruth
* Tammylee
* Tammy M
Then return to the I did It Creations Challenge Blog

I used the Image,"Luv Bear" for my Valentine's Day creation and then also used the image,"Carl Cutie Bear" which is a non valentine image to show you that Robyn’s images are very versatile and can be used for many special occasions!A cute sentiment was all it took to make this Carl Cutie into a love bear! haha!

Now as you go to each blog, you are on the lookout for a letter...that special letter when put together with all of the other letters will spell out our secret message! Good Luck!( I wonder if you know mine?)

Make sure you are keeping track of the letters so you can unscramble them for another chance to win!


Next stop on your hop is the talented Gurkiss.

I am also entering these into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Love is In The Air
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Valentines
Raise the Bar - Hearts ( My first card)
crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Two in One!

Hi everyone! I thought I would show you 2 different cards that I made last night! The first one is for the challenge at AiFactory this week. The challenge is "love". This does seem like the right week for that as Valentine's Day is right around the corner!
I stamped the sentiment with a stamp found in the $1 bin at Michaels. Michaels is a treasure trove for $1 sentiment stamps! I colored the image with my Copic markers. I used a Spellbinder die to do my frame for the image. I used old pieces of scrap designer paper and a card stock base for the rest of it!
My ribbon is also from Michaels. I used a hole punch from Stampin Up to thread my ribbon through and then tie into a bow. Check out the challenge and give some "love" away!
My next card is for the progressive challenge over at Delightful Inspiration. This is the first week of the month so the heart image is up for grabs there. If you played last week, Faith also emailed you this cute little kitten with another heart! I made a card using both images. I colored with my Copics, embossed the purple card stock with my Cuttlebug and then just placed it all on my card base!

I am so thankful today is Thursday! Have a good one everyone!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' for one more Week!

The challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' has been extended for one more week due to illnesses and lack of participation. So...Go and check out all the cute inspiration the Design Team has for you at Happileigh Scrappin' and then try your hand at the challenge!
I am adding another creation done with a new image that Leigh is releasing today Called,"Jenny on Swing". I think she is simply darling and I have made a book mark out of her to tuck into a girlfriend's birthday card.

I am also entering my bookmark into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Love, love, love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes & flowers
Stamp Something - Anything digi
Bugaboo Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 3, 2011

D2D Thinking of You...

Here is my challenge card for the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration this week. It is entitled," For the Birds Snowman". Once more just barely "under the wire". I hope my life will slow down soon! I colored with Copics and used puff paint for the snow. I used a glitter gel pen for the snowman's fur trim. Have a good night all!

Here's My Heart

Over at AiFactory this week our challenge is to do a card in red or pink. I was given this Ella Love image to work with so of course a Valentine's card was a perfect fit! I did my card a little different this time though. I printed my image into the card form and then folded the card. I then colored with my Copics and added a piece of designer paper behind the whole front of the card by gluing it to the inside of the card. I like how it turned out! I added a few felt hearts to finish off the front and I am done! Please go to our blog at AiFactory and check out all of the other samples done by or D.T. Have a great day and try your hand at our challenge!
I've entered this also into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Pink
Simply Create - Give your Heart Away
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

5000 Member Giveaway @ CDAC!

look at all of the wonderful giveaway prizes that are being awarded at Crafters Digital Art Center. They are giving away 18 prizes to some lucky people! Perhaps one of them will be you! Go on over and check out the "Deets"! Good Luck everyone!

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