Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thinking of You

Happy Sunday everyone! The weather has turned a little cooler here today with maybe a chance of rain...but it sure feels better then the 90 degrees we had yesterday! Today I wanted to share a card I made using the Buttercup colored image and papers from Doodle Pantry.
I played around with the single image from the set in Photoshop until I was happy with the middle bunch of buttercups. I then added small images to the upper corners. This was all done by layering the papers and images in Photoshop! I think I am finally getting the hang of using it! The sentiment is from another set at Doodle Pantry. I love the opportunity to mix and match the different digital sets this way. The possibilities are endless! Check out the great sets that Laurie has for sale at her shop. You will be happy that you did and the only problem you will have is deciding which ones you want to purchase first! lol! I am looking forward to her new release of images on the first of June...Can't wait to see what the design team creates with them!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


My brother got married to his long time girlfriend yesterday morning on a beach...I wasn't called as they wanted to surprise the family this holiday weekend! Here is the card I made for the "Love Birds" !
I used my Cricut Expression and the 3 Birds on Parade to do this card. I also used a die to create the vine that comes up from the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from Michael's $1 spot. I added a few rhinestones too. I love how it turned out! I hope they like it too... Mary over at Cardz TV has a challenge going this weekend to create something for a wedding, or wedding shower, etc. ( "Say I Do") So I will link this to her challenge! Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather! Challenges: Cardz TV- "Say I Do" Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings Just Some Lines - Show us Those Birds

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Critter Sketch

Today the challenge at Critter Sketch (#116) is a sketch! Here it is:
We are sponsored for this challenge by Stamp & Create so make sure to check them out! Here is what I did with the sketch...
Yup...Another action wobble card! I adore those little! My image was cut using my Cricut and a pie die cut image from the Preserves cartridge. I used a swiss dot embossing folder to do the top of the pie. I then added a Peachy Keen face to it. I love how it comes alive with those adorable faces! My sentiment is an old retired SU stamp that fit perfectly on the pie pan. All of the papers are scraps with the exception of the black card stock which is from Michael's. Check out the challenge and come have some fun! You never may be our next winner! I would like to enter the following challenges: Bitten By the Bug2 - Kitchen Challenge Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes Oh La La - Ribbon or Twine

Saturday, May 19, 2012

What's Shakin' ?

I wanted to share a card I did today using an image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry. I made this card using an "action wobble" but can't figure out how to shoot it with video from my camera... So; please take my word for it: it really wiggles and shakes! lol! There is still time to get into the challenge at Doodle Pantry! All you need to do is enter the challenge using one of their images. (Free ones at the store if you want to try one out.) Just for entering you will receive a sweet image set for free! Such a "win-win" situation! I used my Copic markers to color my image. Lots of scraps were used in the making of this!
It was such a beautiful day today that I actually took a picture outside on my front of porch with my garden as the backdrop! What a wonderful weekend it is! I love this time of year the most. Not too hot and not too cold with everything starting to come up and/or bloom in my gardens... What have you been up to this weekend? I hope you have been able to enjoy the weather and perhaps made a little time for crafting. My idea of the perfect day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jellypark Get Well!

Hi everyone...Today marks a new challenge over at Jellypark Friends and a new release. I got to work with the new image release. We were given this sweet little girl dressed as a nurse to play with. I just adored her and can think of a dozen different ways to use her. My daughter is a nurse and I think that without the sentiment this little cutie could be used to create a special card for her. Here is my creation:
The image is colored with my Copic markers. I loved the polka dotted paper and knew I wanted to use it. It came from a pack of papers from K & Company.(Girl Scout pack). My other paper is from my scrap pile. The card base is kraft paper. My flowers are from Jolee's Boutique. The big shimmery flower is from another company (don't remember who). The buttons are from my button drawer. (Yup I have a button!) Go on over to Jellypark Friends and check out all of the pretty creations done by the DT with this new image. Also check out the newest challenge: "Use Washi Tape or Other Office Supplies". What a fun challenge! Check out what fun the DT had in creating with those office supplies!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CDAC # 18

Another round of Progressive Challenges start today at CDAC. What a wonderful bunch of talented artists who have given us their images to use this round. I had the honor to work with an image by A Day For Daisies called Tooth Fairy Joy.
The round this time is all about "Summer Sizzle" and these images sure make me want summer to hurry up and arrive! I have colored the image using my trusty Copic Markers. I love my markers! Papers are from Quick Quotes and a few scrap pieces from my scrap pile. The flower was made using a scallop punch and a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers. A few rhinestones and it was finished! I love how it turned out and can just picture this sweet fairy skipping along on her way from bedroom to bedroom to collect those teeth. LOL! Check out the challenge and see what a few dollars will buy! Have a great week! I would like to enter the following challenges: Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes and travel story Wishcraft - (Waste Not Wednesdays) Use old and forgotten stash. ( my punch is old and the gems and scrap papers. Paper Sundaes - Things with Wings A Day For Daisies - Use calico or small print paper (and their image)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lia " Showers and Flowers"

Challenge theme: April Showers Bring May Flowers. Your project must portray showers (rain, baby shower, bridal shower), Spring, or flowers! I went a little silly with mine by adding the sentiment but after I printed 3 ducks in a row I knew what I wanted it to say! This cute image is by Lia Stampz so go on over and check out her challenge and all of the sweet images she has for you to "add to your list wish" or just buy right now!
I colored this with my Copic markers. My ribbon is from Michael's. I added the cute little flowers to the middle of each duck's belly. It is from an old retired SU stamp set. My papers are from from scrap pile. (It never seems to get!) I would like to enter the following challenges: Make it Monday#89- Always anything Goes Paper Sundaes #120 - Things with Wings

Monday, May 14, 2012

Doodle me a Dream!

This time around I am showcasing a wonderful image from Doodle Pantry entitled "Dream Catcher". I used the lined image and colored with my markers. This set comes with both lined and colored images along with sentiments. I decided to do an easel card. I did use a glitter pen on parts of the webbing and the feathers but it is hard to see from my pictures.
Laurie has her monthly challenge going on over at the Doodle Pantry blog so be sure to play along! Use a Doodle Pantry image and you will receive a free set for entering! This is the best deal around! I would like to enter the following challenges: Make it Monday #89 - Always Anything Goes Quirky Crafts - Masculine with blue & brown Allsorts #154- Card for man or boy

Friday, May 11, 2012

James Graduates with Masters!

My oldest son James graduated in the Masters program from the State University of NY at Buffalo! His Masters degree is in Urban Planning : Economic and International Development! We are so proud of him. He is our first child to get his Masters. Two more to go!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Critter Challenge #14

Today starts another challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. This time our challenge is all about your Mother. Yup...we want to see a card for Mother's Day which is right around the corner! Here is mine:
My image is from Wags and Whiskers.Check out the challenge and then plan on joining in the fun! Have a great Monday everyone!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Girly Girl Challenge

Today over at Jellypark Friends there is a new challenge for you! We want to see your "girly girl" creations. This could be a card, or scrapbook page or any other type of creation as long as it is all about being "girly girl"! I chose to use a cute image by Claire at Jellypark Friends. My sentiment is from Create with TLC and I thought it was a perfect fit for this darling little girl. What do you think?
I colored her with a combo of Copic and Promarkers. I used a glitter pen for her green design on her dress. My paper is from Quick Quotes and the image was cut out using a Spellbinder die.The ribbon is from Michael's. Go over to Jellypark Friends and see what the rest of the DT have created for this challenge. Also make sure that you check out the new release today! I would like to enter this into the following challenges: Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes Shopping Our Stash - Mother's Day or anything Girly Creative Mondays - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rise and Shine!

I made my card using one of the new images that is available at Create with TLC. Paulette asked me to make something using this new set. It comes with three images. I used my Cricut and Country Life cartridge to make this fun sunrise die cut. I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the suns' face. My paper is a bronze shimmerry paper from DCWV. I popped up parts of the sun with pop dots. My image was colored with my trusty Copic markers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

For Mom...

Over at Lia Stampz there is a new challenge this week! "Make Something for Mom or that Special Lady in your Life" (Challenge #16). We were given this sweet little image to work with and right away I thought of this sentiment from TLC Creations. What a perfect fit! Isn't that little boy just adorable?. I colored the image with both Promarkers and Copics.
I also have "flipped" the image horizontally before I printed it. I love the versatility of digital images! Go on over to Lia Stampz and check out the challenge! Have a great May 1st everyone! I would like to enter the following challenges: Creative Monday - Anything Goes Hooked on Crafts - Flowers Make it Monday #87 - Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry May Release!

Laurie over at Doodle Pantry
has outdone herself this month! All of her new releases are so wonderful! Go over and check them won't be disappointed! I chose to work with one of her new sets; "Quirky Shark". What an adorable shark (and I never thought I would put those two words!) For my first card I colored the image with my Copics. I used some of the yummy digital papers that come with the set. I also used a piece of yellow card stock that was donated to our school by a business. (They used it to print checks!). The image was cut out using a Spellbinders die. I then inked the edges and added two layers of paper behind it. The yellow paper was faux stitched and then I had fun with another die to make all of the seaweed! The sentiment is also from this set.
For my second card I used the colored version of the sharks and flipped one of them in Photoshop. The papers are from the set but the sentiment is from another set sold by Doodle Pantry. A few "candy dots" and a pretty ribbon and it was finished! There are a lot of sales going on right now at Doodle Pantry to help celebrate this new release too! Right now there is a sale of 30 percent off of all sets in the "Grab Bag".This is a great chance to get those sets you have been thinking about owning! If you purchase something from the store there are 2 freebies! From May 1st thru the 24th this is the set that is free with purchase:
"Man Stuff" is perfect for those Father's Day cards or anything for the men in your life You will also receive a second set below from May 1st thru the 13th to celebrate "Pet Week".
So.... What are you waiting for?! Don't forget the Doodle Pantry monthly challenge which goes from May 1st through May 24th too! Use any Doodle Pantry image (there are freebies at the store if you want to try one out), enter the challenge and you will receive yet another set! Check out the blog to see what set is waiting for you to take it home!

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