Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Critter Challenge

Here is the card I made for the sketch challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge blog. The sketch is as follows...

I used a stamp to make the owl which I colored with both Copics and watercolor pencils. The branch he is sitting on was made by twisting some twine. I love how it turned out! I used a Spellbinder die for the frame behind the owl.
Why don't you go on over and check out the challenge and all of the lovely creations done by the DT?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You're A Classic!

Hi everyone! I made this card for my SIL for her birthday next month. She loves classic cars and she herself can probably now be called a classic! LOL...
I used my Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge and my Cricut Expression die cut machine to make all of the images with the exception of the palm trees. Those were done using my Crocs Rule Cricut cartridge. I really love how this turned out and I hope she likes it too!
The car is popped up using pop dots so it looks like it is traveling down the road. I used Stampin' Up solid card stock for the images. My card base is actually from a package of note cards that were given to me. I always try to "think green" when doing my creating! I have also added a little white gel pen and a glitter pen to help highlight parts of the car.
Jinger Adams over at Scrapbooking Queen is having a design team call and I want to try out using this card as my entry. Fingers crossed...I would LOVE to make the team!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Greetings

I made this card using a sweet image from Jellypark Friends. Easter is slowly creeping up on us and will be here before we know it! I love Easter and egg hunts...going to church and seeing all of the pretty dresses on the little girls and little boys all dressed up! Easter really signifies a new beginning and I love that Spring shows us that new beginning!
I paper pieced the bunny costume and colored the rest with my Copics. Two pieces of paper and a grosgrain ribbon were used for the background. I added some grass that I hand cut and some stems done with my Cricut. The little butterfly is a 3D sticker. I punched out the scallop circles for the sentiment which I hand stamped.I then stitched around the edges of the card.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or Spring
Crafts & Me - Light Airy Spring colors
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Cute and Cuddly(I think he sure is cute...and cuddly!)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cookin' It Up!

I really am trying to use my Cricut more and found a cute Springtime stamp image that I thought would go perfectly with a die cut from Nate's ABC's. I paired them up together for my card and am very happy with the way it turned out. My sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.
The image was a freebie that I got last year and I really don't know who it belongs to...If you know please let me know so I can give the artist recognition. Thanks! (It is from NanaVic..thanks Marsha!)
The challenge at Cookin' With Cricut is to pair up your die cut with a spring song. All I keep seeing in my mind is "Rain, rain, Go Away"... So some little boy can go and splash in the puddles!
I had to take my photo of the card inside...sorry. The colors are much prettier IRL. We have had rain here all day today and more on the way tomorrow! Welcome Spring!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cookin' With Cricut - Springtime Song
Aud's Sentiments - Song Inspiration
Paper Craft Star - Challenge #89 Spring

Friday, March 23, 2012

Jellypark New Release and Challenge!

Claire over at Jellypark has released her new images today so make sure to go over and check them out and see what cute creations the DT has done to showcase them.
It is also our challenge time and the challenge for this round is, "What's The Weather ?"
I chose to work with a sweet image of "Three Rabbits" and created this card for it"

I decided that since Spring seems to be showing her face in my neck of the world I would design a card to celebrate it! Who would believe that in the middle of March it would be 82 degrees in Buffalo, NY? Unheard of!
I colored my image with Copic markers and then fussy cut it out. I uploaded a rainbow clip art from the internet and used a free sentiment to complete my card. I used a Spellbinder die to cut out the image and then I inked the edges to make it seem like the sun.I then used pop dots to raise it up on the card. I really am pleased how it turned out.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Spring Colors
Crafts and Me - Light Airy Spring Colors
Little Darlings Challenge -Spring Is In The Air

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Doodle" Up to Win!

You still have 3 days left to enter the Doodle Pantry challenge. The challenge runs through March 24th and just for entering (you must use a DP image...but there are freebies at the store if you don't own one), you will get a free Doodle Pantry image set! Check it out here.
I have used Quirky Owl for my card... You can also find this image at the store! Have a great end of the week everyone. It was 82 degrees here today. We set a record! I can't believe that the daffodils are all up...Welcome Spring!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Use a digital
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays

Sunday, March 18, 2012

CARDZTV Challenge

There is a sketch challenge going on over at Cardz TV this weekend and I finally decided to enter it! I don't know how many times I have looked at Mary's challenges and thought, "I should enter this" and never have. Well this weekend I decided to go for it! Here is the sketch:

I used two different Cricut cartridges for this card. The bunny was cut using Kate's ABC's and the carrots were cut using Country Life. I also used a Sissix die for the swirls and a Spellbinder die for the sentiment. All in all I do like how it turned out!

My orange spotted dp is from Recollections and the green background from Stampin' Up. The other papers were scraps from previous creations. The sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up.
I would like to enter this card into the following:
CARDZ TV Challenge # 7 - Lets get Sketchy
Dream Valley Challenges -Easter
Scrappy Frogs - Seeing Spots
My Sheri Crafts - Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Religious/Easter

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Card for Leah

This time I am posting another card that I made for another special little girl. Leah is a six year old girl who needs some cheering up. You can read about her here on my DP teammate Kris's blog. I am hoping this card will give her a smile! I mean who can resist this chubby little "Quirky Mouse" by Doodle Pantry?
I followed Sketches by Carly (#52). She has some awesome sketches for a young lady!

I am entering into the following challenges:
Sketches by Carly -#52
Delightful Challenges - Someone Special

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cards for Emily

Dustin Pike has a request up on his blog for crafters to send a card to a very special little girl named Emily. You can read all about it here on his blog. Dustin will send you one of the images he has created for this special request and upon making and sending out your card he will give you the rest of those images. I would have done it without any incentive as my heart goes out to Emily and her family...
Check out the request and if you can find it in your heart; help to make a little girl's day a little brighter...Thanks and hugs!
I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - To Someone Special
Shelly's Images - Show us What You've Got! (anything goes)
CardmadFairy's- Add a sentiment
Scrappin' For Kenzie- Cards For Emily

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lia Challenge #13

This time at Lia Stampz our challenge is: Anything Goes with a sentiment on the front of your card. We were given this sweet image entitled "Winner". I love this little mouse and decided to place the sentiment around him! The sentiment is also from Lia Stampz.
I used Kraft paper for my card base and some yummy DP from Quick Quotes. I colored the image with my Copic markers and then stamped the banner with a stamp from Stampin' Up. The ribbon is from Michaels and the silver medallions are from Jolee's boutique.
Check out the wonderful creations by our DT and then join in the fun! You just might win this image which is sold through Whimsy Stamps.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Circles
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Celebrate the Occasion - must use metal

CDAC Progressive Challenge #14

Wow! I can't believe we are on the 14th round for this challenge at CDAC ! If you have been playing along since the beginning that means that you have received around 70 free images...Amazing! This challenge our theme is "Baskets and Bunnies"
I was given this flower basket image by Ike's Art. I love it!
I used Copics to color it and also a white gel pen. I cut it out and popped it up using pop dots and added the ribbon to the handle. My sentiment is a freebie that I found "somewhere out there". If you know whose it is please let me know...
Check out the challenge. If you didn't get in it yet you can buy in for this round for $1.00. What a deal!
Have a great day everyone. I have to go to the dentist later today so my day will be almost a great!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Doodle Me This...

The monthly challenge is still going on over at Doodle Pantry so what are you waiting for??? Just for entering (and using a Doodle Pantry image) you will receive the cutest little Quirky Bunny set! It is adorable! Check it out at Doodle Pantry.
I want to show you what I have created with one of the newest sets entitled "Easter Birdie". I used the colored image and then cut it out with a Spellbinder die. I embossed it using the Swiss dot folder in my Cuttlebug. I also finished the inside of the card...I will show you that later today as I haven't taken a pic of it yet and need to get to work!
Have a great day all and be sure to check out the challenge!

Doodle Me That...!

P.S Here is the inside of the card!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Critter Challenge #106

This week our challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is to "think Green"! Your creation is to be done in all shades of green only in honor or St. Patrick's Day this coming Saturday. Only greens...(maybe a little white too)!
Here is what I did:

My sentiment is by Create with TLC. I love Paulette's sentiments! Papers are from my stash (sorry I don't know what companies...). I used a Stampin Up punch for the flowers and small brads for their centers. A spellbinders die was used for the sentiment.A little inking around the edges of all papers and then a lace flower border to finish up. I know it sounds like a quick and easy card but I really had a hard time thinking green! Sometimes cards go together quickly for me but this wasn't one of those!
Check out what my great team mates have created for you at the Critter Sketch blog and then plan on going green with us! Have a great Monday everyone and hopefully a wonderful work week...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Dies to Die For - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Green
Raise the Bar - Go Green

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jellypark Friends Craft Challenge!

"It's National Craft Month! what is your fave craft product? Technique? Use your faves on your project! Celebrate crafting!"
Yup March is national crafting month and today is a new release at Jellypark Friends. Check out what I have created using the sweet fairy image. I copied it twice; sizing one smaller and flipping it to face the other direction. I used a sentiment by TLC and then printed it all out and colored with Copics and a glitter pen. A Spellbinder die was used to cut it out. My card base was cut using the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. My designer paper is from a 12 x 12 paper pack of Girl Scout papers. Yup...girl scouts! I only paid $1.00 for a yummy pack of 24 double sided papers from K & co. I found it at Big Lots. Gotta love that store! My feathery looking string is from a ball of yarn that I picked up at the Dollar Tree. Another bargain! It has wonderful silvery threads running through it. I thought it was perfect for this "magical" card. The flower and brad are from my stash.
Check out the challenge and all of the yummy creations made by the DT over at Jellypark Friends!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley - Birthday Celebrations
Flutter By Wednesday - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Celebrate the Occasion - Shaped Card
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Monday, March 5, 2012


Marsha of "Gramma's Room" blog has won the stamps that I gave away for the Jellypark Friends Charity blog Hop for Little Haven's.
Marsha will you please email me at with your mailing address and I will get those right out for you!
Thank you to everyone who left comments and became a new follower to my blog! I wish you all could have won...
(My grandson picked the winner out of a!)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jellypark " Little Havens" Charity Hop

All this weekend Jellypark Friends is having a blog hop and we hope you will come along. We are having a hop in order to let you all know about the special program that Claire (the owner and designer for Jellypark Friends)has earmarked as our charity for this year. On the Jellypark Friends store site you will find an area(click here) of special images where all the monies from their sales goes to this special charity.
Little Havens Children's Hospice cares for life-limited children and their families throughout the journey of their illness. (If you live in the U.S.A. it is kind of like our Ronald McDonald Houses here.) Check out their web page here. I decided to use the sweet Thank You girl to work with for this hop. Isn't she a cutie?

If you came here from Dorcas Perkins blog then you are on your way. Your next stop is
Heide Dronchi's blog. If you get lost along the way just check out the order here:
Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog
Christy Dillman
Diane Ahlers
Dorcas Perkins
Georgia Ehrmann (You are here)
Heide Dronchi
Jellypark Juniors

Jenn Borjeson

Jerusha Borden
Linda McClain
Lisa Sumpter
Mel Harding
Ruth Cunliffe
Stacie Gorse
Suzie McFloozy
Tracey Vincent

As an extra incentive please visit all of the blogs and leave a comment for you never know who might be having a blog candy giveaway! If you are reading this then you are in luck...for I have a giveaway! Please become one of my followers (if you're not already) and leave me a comment telling me about a charity dear to your heart and you will have a chance to win these 5 stamp sets! Make sure you leave info for me to contact you in case you are the winner. I will post the winner on my blog on Monday so be sure and check back here then.
Here are the stamp packages:

Have fun and be sure to "leave some lovin'!
This post will stay up all weekend until 12:00 midnight on Sunday, March 4th. So you have all weekend to go "surfing". Have a great weekend everyone and remember to give your loved ones an extra kiss and hug...

Doodle me a Clue!

Doodle Pantry has some wonderful new images that were just released this past week. If you get the chance go over and check them out and then be prepared to fall in love with them! I just don't know how Laurie constantly can create such wonderful images...but she sure does! That girl definitely has her "mojo" working!
There is also a new challenge over at the blog. ( Doodle Pantry challenge #21). I love her challenges...You must use a Doodle Pantry image for the challenge then in return you receive a new image set for entering. Such a "win-win" situation.

Here is my card using a wonderful new image set called "Detective Sheep". I used the colored image and some digital papers that come with the set.

Check out the challenge and have fun!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry Day!

Well today marks the day of a new release at Doodle Pantry and they are wonderful! I love everyone of them! I chose to work with Strawberry Ants. This set comes with both color and outline images along with some yummy papers. Here is what I did with it...

I used the colored images and some of those pretty papers to make my card. My solid paper is from Stampin' Up.The sentiment on the front of the card is from another set of Doodle Pantry entitled Rounded Wishes.
Check out the wonderful releases and all of the creativity done by the design team for you!
Our monthly challenge also starts today and runs through til the 24th of March. Make sure you enter (using a Doodle Pantry image) and you will receive a free image set! What image set you wonder? Go to Doodle Pantry and see for yourself...You will love it! Happy March everyone!

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