Monday, August 29, 2011

Lia StampzBirthday Challenge

I seem to be doing a lot of birthday challenges lately...It must be that time of the year again! This time Lia Stampz gave us this darling cake and mouse image to play with. I colored it with my Copics and used papers by DCWV papers. I used a piece of corregated cardboard that I painted with gold paint for the embellishment at the bottom. I made this card for my husband who had a birthday this week. Here is the inside...

I made the key with my Cricut. I also colored it with the same gold paint that I used on the cardboard. I also "faux" stitched around the border of both the outside and inside.
Check out all of the other design team members creations here and then try your hand at the challenge. I can't wait to see what you do!

"Happi" Birthday to You !

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' the challenge is all about birthdays. Let us see your birthday creations!
Mine was done with this sweet pot of flowers from Leigh's store.
My sentiment is by TLC. I thought it was perfect to send to my girlfriend. Ha ha! She will always be a little older than me! I used my Cricut to cut the vines & leaves. The flowers were colored with my Copics to match the image, and glittered with Stickles.All of the papers are from my scrap pile. I just don't understand why that pile isn't getting any! The card base was made using white cardstock.
Check out all of the wonderful creations by my "Happi Sisters" and then try your hand at the challenge. Have a great week everyone! This is my last free week before it's back to teaching again...Boy did this summer fly by!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles #41 - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - 1000 Follower celebration
Pattie's Creations - Birthday

Saturday, August 27, 2011

IDIC Nature challenge

Challenge #70
This week at I Did It Creations we have for our sponsor the talented Angela from Toucan Scraps. Toucan Scraps has so very many nature inspired images. All are wonderful! Make sure and check them out!
The design team at IDIC all made wonderful creations for you to view. Please go on over to the challenge blog and check them out. You will be happy that you did! This is my last challenge as a member of the design team. I have stepped down due to lots of changes going on in my life and I will miss them all...
I would also like to enter into the following challenges:
Creations by Gil - Anything that Flies
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 25, 2011

D2D Flower Box!

This week for the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspirations we were given a sweet image of flowers all in a row. I colored them and then cut them apart (along with the sentiment) to place on this little take out box that I made.

I stuck some flower seeds inside from my garden to give to a friend. I hope she likes it! I placed the flowers all around the outsides of the box and then took a single bloom for the top. I also added ribbon to the top along with the flower image. I colored with my Copics. I then used glitter glue and stickles on the flowers and stems. The paper for the box is from Stampin' Up and is about 5 years old!(left from when I was a Demo).The patterened paper is from my scrap pile. I think it is from DCWV.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers
Clear It Out Challenge - Glitter it!
Creative Craft - Anything but a card
Shopping Our Stash - Red or Ribbon or Roses (I used ribbon)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Critter Sketch challenge #79

This week we have a sketch for you to use at Critter Sketch Challenge for you. I used the base of the sketch but switched it up a little by only adding two embellishments to the top part of the sketch instead of four...

Our sponsor this month over at Critter Sketch is Jen's Digi Stamps and we got some fabulous images to play with! I chose this sweet forlorn looking puppy for mine. I added a sentiment that I hand stamped. This card is for a friend who is going through a hard time and I thought it would help give her the strength she needs...
I colored the image with my Copic markers. I used my Cricut to cut out the background shape behind the image. My image was cut out using a die and my Cuttlebug. The embellishments were also cut using my cuttlebug and then baker's twine was threaded through the buttons that I have added.
Go on over to Critter Sketch and check out the wonderful creations done by the DT and then give the challenge a go! We would love to see hat you create!
I would also like to enter the following with my card:
Totally Gorjuss - Cute and Cuddly
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge #36

Today's challenge from Happileigh Scrappin' is all about the girl! We want to see your "girly girl" creation. You must have a girl in your creation and better yet...make your creation super "girly"! I chose to use this wonderful image called,"Girl With Basket". I used the precolored image so I didn't even have to color her! I love that Leighs' images come colored and uncolored! Perfect for that card made "on the run".
My base for the card was cut out of patterned paper from Quick Quotes using my Cricut machine and the "A Childs' Year" cartridge. I also cut out the sentiment from the same cartridge. My flowers were made and inked and stickled before being placed on the card. The ribbon was just a tiny piece that I had left but I really thought it went well for the Girly girl theme so I knotted it and added it too! The flowers in the image have had their centers "stickled" also.
Head on over to the HappiScrappinChallenge blog,check out all of the other D.T.'s creations and then try your hand at the challenge.
Don't forget, you don't have to use one of Leigh's designs to play, but if you DO your entry will also go into a separate drawing for only the cards that use her designs. TWO chances to win! All winners are chosen by random drawings.
There are so many fabulous images in the Happileigh Scrappin' Store and Leigh also has some gorgeous new designs available. With every purchase you this gorgeous image and sentiment free........

I would also like to enter the following with my card:
Corrosive Challenges - Girlie
One Stitch at a Time - Bling ( all flowers are "blinged" with stickles)
Card Makin' Mamas - Pink

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sports Challenge at IDIC

This week our challenge at I Did It Creations is for you to use an image that is sports related. I chose once again to use this funny image by Stitchy Stamps. I love this fisherman! My sentiment is by TLC Creations. I love Paulettes's sentiments too!
This time when I printed the image I reversed it so he is facing the other way. Digital images are so versatile. I love all of the wonderful ways you can change them up!
My card stock is from Stampin' Up. My corner tabs are also from TLC Creations. The buttons were from an old pack of buttons that I found in my sewing notions drawer. I colored the image using Copic markers and distressed the edges of my sentiment using Tim Holtz distress ink.
Check out the challenge and all of the wonderful creations by the rest of the DT and then go and try the challenge yourself!
I would like to also enter the following challenges:
Digis With Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always
Simply Create - Time for Distressing Anything Goes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another One for CDAC

The progressive challenge at CDAC is still going strong and I am now onto my third card! This time I have used the dancer image from Whoopsie Daisy. What a cutie!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge

This month Stitchy Bear and One Stitch at a Time Stamps are having a month long contest with different challenges each week. This week the challenge is "Anything Goes". I used this great digital image by Stitchy Stamps to make a card for my SIL whose birthday is today. I love this fisherman and think he's a "hoot"!
I colored with my Copic markers and then added the background papers from my scrap pile. The card base is solid cardstock from Stampin' Up. I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stitchy Bear & OSAAT Pretty in Print - Anything Goes
City Crafter - #70 Scrap Happy
Try It Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Anything Goes (must be masculine)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

D2D Pumpkin Card Challenge

This week we were sent two adorable images of pumpkins and a sweet border image too! I used the pumpkin without the mouse for my card and added the border image also. I colored with my Copic markers and then added two different patterned papers for the background.

It's hard to believe that Fall is almost upon us... I start back to school (teaching) in two short weeks and haven't really accomplished much of anything this summer. I did read 5 books so I guess I had a relaxing summer though!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Designed 2 Delight - Progressive using the Stitched Pumpkin set
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Monday, August 15, 2011

Critter Sketch DT call

The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is looking to add to their design team. Think you would like a go at it? Check out the details here. We would love to have you try out! This call will run through the 30th of August. Team term will run from September through January 30th (my birthday!). You only need to do 2 creations a month and it is a lot of fun!

Lia Stampz Blog Hop!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps, blog hop

Hello everyone! This hop is in honor of the new digital stamp company Lia Stampz.we thought this would be a great way to introduce you to our design team. So please feel free to "hop" along!

There will be some goodies along the way and even a prize at the end for those who are willing to search for it! Each team member from Mo to Jennie has a secret letter hidden on their post and you have to gather the letters to find the secret word and post it in a comment on Lia's blog.The first one to spell the word and post it in the comments over at Lia Stampz on the blog hop post gets a $10 gift certificate to Lia Stampz. So...check out each post and search for the letter...It should be easy to spot and stand out in some way so you notice it :)
If you didn't start at the beginning you will want to go back and hop in order.
Now, if you'rE hopping along, you might be sEarching for cluEs to win our big prizE on the Lia Stampz blog. HopE you find what you'rE looking for!

Don't forget that if you want 3 entries for the main drawing you need to:
1) comment on all blogs and leave a comment on Lia's with the secret word
2.) post the blinkie on your sidebar (comment a second time on Lia's stating you've done so )
3) follow Lia Stampz on Facebook and get a 3rd entry (don't forget to comment a 3rd time!)
Here is my creation for our first challenge which is "to add a charm".

Now "Lets Go To The Hop"!
1. Laura
2. Mo
3. Heather
4. Cely
5. Tina
6. Georgia {you are here}
7. Sally {your next stop}
8. Ashley
9. Jennie
10. Lia

Our hop will run between the 15th and 17th of August so make sure you make the rounds and search for the info needed for the "grand prize" drawing. Good luck everyone!
I would also like to enter my card into the following:
One Stop Craft - At the beach
Opus Gluei - Oh I do love to be beside the Sea

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge #35

This week our challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog for you is to use cool colors on your creation. If you're not sure what the "cool" colors are here is a color wheel to use:

You may use any image that you would like but remember that if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image you will be put into our draw for extra images!
Our DT have been hard at work to show you all of the wonderful "cool" creations that they have made so be sure to pop over to the HLSC blog and check them out! While you are there make sure to enter our challenge!
Leigh has a lot of freebies too. So you really can make a card using one to be put into the extra drawing. Also remember that there is always a free image with purchase. This month it is this darling snail

And...with every three images that are purchased you get to choose another one absolutely free! Sounds like a "win win" to me!

IDIC Shaped Card Chalenge

This week at I Did It Creations our challenge for you is to make a "shaped" card. I chose to use one of my Cricut cartridges to make the shape for my card. My image is called "Friends Forever" from Robyn's Fetish who is our sponsor this week. I colored it with Copic markers. I used my Cricut to cut out the pinwheel shapes for my flower.I also cut the leaves free hand. All the edges were inked using some Tim Holtz ink .All the papers that I have used were free papers given to me from a company that prints checks. Pretty cool huh!
Go on over to IDIC and check out all of the great creations done for you to view. Then try your hand at the challenge!
This week's challenge winner will win 1 free digi of their choice from the current sponsor.
If you use one of the current sponsor's images you will win a $5.00 shopping coupon from that sponsor.

We give a freebie with most challenges.
Just choose an image that the DT has used for this challenge and send your request to
with Challenge Freebie Request in the subject line.
We will need the name of the image requested and also the name of the DT member.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday - Shaped card w/ sentiment
CMC Copic Challenge - Friend Themed w/ Copic coloring
Fabulous Fridays - Animals
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Shaped card w/ an Animal
Outlawz Copic Challenge - Must use copics

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge

I just finished another card for the CDAC progressive challenge, this time using a sweet image from Anne Fenton. Anne is extremely talented and I am in love with her images. I colored it using my Copics. Papers are from DCWV. The green strip on the card is actually a large ribbon! I bought it as an end lot at Big Lots. My brown gingham ribbon was a scrap just large enough to make the bow. I used a white gel pen to "faux" sew around the green frame. Both the frame and image were cut using a Spellbinder Nestability die.
I would like to also enter this into the following:
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and Die Cuts
The Paper Shelter - Stitching...Real or Faux
Creative Craft Challenges - It's Summertime
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sew Mad (stitching/real or faux)

My First Publication!

I am so exited! A card that I sent into Scrapbook News & Review has been selected for publication! It will be in the August 14th online edition. I guess I can't show it to you as they want it to be pulled for 30 days after the magazine comes out...But I will show you afterwards! I hadn't posted it to my blog as I was superstitious and wanted to see if it would be chosen before posting it here. Well...I guess it worked. LOL! I am so happy! Have a great day everyone!!!!

D2D "Mice Day"

This week being the first challenge of the month at Designed 2 Delight, you were able to pick up Faith's image for free. I hope you all went over and grabbed it! f you did last week's challenge; it was emailed to you along with another image and some sentiments. I chose to use the sweet girl mouse with my card. I colored with Copics, (printing out the cupcake twice), cutting the cupcake section off of one of them and placing it on pop dots to give the image more dimension. I used solid cardstock from SU for my card base and then two other pieces of solid scrap for the rest of the layout. I just bought those pretty buttons from Joanne's last week when all of their buttons were on sale. The inside of the card reads; "Mice wishes on your special day".
I would also like to enter it into the following:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Challenge #8 Birthdays
A Spoonful Of Sugar - #162 Birthday

Monday, August 8, 2011

Multiple Folds at HLSC

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog our challenge is: Multiple Folds. You need to make a creation with more than just the normal one fold! I decided to do a side step card for my creation using the precolored image of Leigh's great Cowgirl boots! I added some designer papers and also a heart that I cut out of a piece of advertisement that my son received from Express for his birthday! I cut the heart in two different outline and one solid. I then added that cool green burlap trim in between them for a cool look! My sentiment under the boots was a freebie from Paulette at TLC Creations. I love her sentiments and use them whenever they fit my creations. Thank you for another wonderful one Paulette! My Celebrate sign is printed on velum and it is probably 5 years old so I really do not remember where I got it from. I added a rose to the boot and my card was done!
There are so many wonderful creations over at Happileigh for you to view so make sure you go over there and check them out!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Critter " Carnival Time" !

We have a new sponsor this month at Critter Sketch Challenge blog. Our sponsor is Jens Digital Stamps and I love this cute image that I worked with for this challenge. I went online and found a carnival picture for my background paper. I colored my image with Copics to match the background pic. My sentiment is once again from TLC Creations.
My papers are all from my scrap pile so no info on them...sorry I don't know where they originated.
Check out the challenge and the wonderful creations made for you by the DT and try your hand at our challenge. You might just be the next winner! Have a great Monday!

IDIC "Children" challenge

This week at I Did It Creations we challenge you to place a child (or children) somewhere on your creation. Our sponsor this week is Ellephantastic and we were given various different images to use. My image is called Emily Cross legged. I colored her with my Copic markers. I used my Cricut die cutting machine to make all of the other items on this card. I am loving using it once again! It is like a new found friend! lol! (Besides that it cost me an arm and a I better use it more! lol!)
Check out all of the other creations at IDIC and then try your hand at our challenge!
I would like to enter the following:
Frosted Designs - Color the Image
Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use a digi

Friday, August 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry Challenge # 15 Time!

It's the 5th of August and that means another challenge with Laurie over at Doodle Pantry. I used a precolored image and placed her sentiment over it. Pretty easy! My papers are from DCWV's "Citrus" mat stack. The ribbon is from Michael's. Couldn't be any easier! I will send this to my sister. I really think that letter and card writing are becoming a thing of the past with the modern technology...It will be a shame that our grandchildren and future generations won't have any old letters, etc. to read about their ancestors... I know that I love nothing more than to go to my great grandparents house (that we kept in the family) and climb up to the attic and read all about them from their letters... Hopefully this won't be lost to future generations.
Check out the challenge for you will be glad you did. Just for entering you will receive one of Laurie's wonderful image sets!
I hope you all have a great day. I am taking my grandchildren to a county fair today!
PS. I would like to also enter the following challenges with my card:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Summer is Here! ( My card screams summer with that frosty milkshake and summer colors!)
Fab 'n' Funky - Friendship
For Fun - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Give Me a Slice!

I found this sentiment on Paulette's TLC Creations this morning and knew I had to use it right away! I also had just bought the Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" last week and couldn't wait to create with that too! A match made in heaven... Even tho Paulette posted this sentiment with watermelon in mind (Cause it's national Watermelon Day ya'll), I wanted to use this slice of cake! I think the sentiment is perfect for it. I will give this card to one of my nieces for one of their upcoming birthdays or send it to my good friend! It's good to have a card on hand!
I would like to also enter the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - Let's Be Friends
Scrap Creations - Buttons or bows
Sparkles Forum - One for the Girls
Made it MYself Mondays - challenge 10

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

D2D and CDAC Progressive Challenges!

Two cards done today for two different progressive challenges!
My first card is for the challenge over at Delightful Inspiration (Designed 2 Delight). We were to ask for an image to use this week as Faith didn't have the opportunity to draw a new one for us. Instead of requesting a new image; I combined two different images (that I already had) from her to make my card. I really like how it turned out! The circle image had a ribbon with holly leaves on it, so I just covered it with a real ribbon. I wish you could see the true colors of this card but it isn't happening. I photographed it about 10 times in different lighting and still couldn't capture the pretty purple color of the cake... It really isn't gray like it appears here...Oh well...!

My second card is for a new progressive challenge over at CDAC. This month starts the beginning of it and you are given 6 different images to use.Yup...I said 6! All by wonderful digital artists. You must use at least one in a creation to be assured that you will get the new images next month in September. I chose to use the chef image by Digis4joy for my first creation. I used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment. The cake was an old embellishment that has been hanging around forever so I don't know where it came from (sorry).
I would also like to enter these into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

Monday, August 1, 2011

Anything Goes at HLSC

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog our theme is "Anything Goes" ! Don't you just love that challenge! We would love to see your creativity entered into our challenge so...get going! lol!
My card was done with Leigh's sweet image "Jenny Bunches" which can be found in her shop here. Leigh is also giving away a wonderful free image with every purchase. Check it out below...

Buy 3 get 1 FREE!
Buy 6 get 2 FREE etc.
Lots of wonderful reasons to check out her store! You will be glad you did.
Onto my card...
I colored with Copic markers, used wonderful DP papers from DCWV. I also used a doily and some roses from the corner 99cent store in my neighborhood.My leaves and butterfly were both made using punches. Pretty easy and I love how it came together!
Check out all of my talented "Happi Sisters" card over at HLSC and then enter the challenge!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Come & Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Summer
Order of the Opus Gluei - A Picture is worth...No Words...
Crafty Emma - Feelin' the Blues (mostly blue in creation)
Little Darlings - Something Girly
Critter Sketch - Summer Fun

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