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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Look, it's Dino!



Look, it's Dino from the Flintstones cartoon! Okay, well it really isn't, but I colored this image to look like Dino, because he reminded me of him. (I think Dino was a him...wasn't he? I can't remember) This is a new image from Stamping Dragon Designs. As part of Stamping Dragon's DT, I was asked to create a card using this cutie, for a new challenge at Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC). If you haven't checked out the site, you definitely need to, if you love Digi stamps! It is the place to be for all things Digi! Lots of free digi images and great challenges! While over there, join us at Stamping Dragon's CDAC group, too!

As I mentioned before, this card is for a challenge being hosted by Stamping Dragon Designs, over at CDAC. The challenge is a recipe: 1 border, 2 patterned Papers and 3 embellishments. You can check out the challenge at CDAC, here. Stamping Dragon Designs has this cute Dinosaur there as a freebie for you, too. Stop on over at CDAC and play along. Hopefully you will like us enough to join our CDAC group, too!

For this card, I used cardstock from my stash,and some cute new gingham DP that I got recently in a new tablet I bought from Hobby Lobby. The image, from Stamping Dragon Designs, is colored with Promarkers. (I just love gingham for some reason and have been using it a lot, lately.) The flowers are from Flor-A-Doodle and bought on clearance awhile back, at Meijer. I finished the card by adding faux stitching with a white opaque pen by Inksentials.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #42 Stitching at Dare You To Digi Stamp
Something Flowery at Stamp Something
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Week #30 Flowers at Create4Fun
Challenge #76 All Creatures Great and Small at RosieD's
C4C47 Photo Inspiration (I used purple, pink, white) at Crazy 4 Challenges
Digi's at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up!
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations
Girlie Girl at Scrappy Frogs
Twisted Cards #017 at Twisted Sketches
Challenge #69 Dazzle Me at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #71 Animals at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #30 Something With A Tail at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #060 Seeing Spots (on Dino)& Dots at Treehouse Stamps
Anything Goes at Stamp N Doodle
Inspiration Station at Stamping Vacation

Christmas With Rupert Clause



Just like last week, I am still thinking Christmas. Here is yet another Christmas card idea, for my Xmas cards this year. I like to try several different ones, then decide which I like the best. The problem is, I like them all. I might end up having to just make a variety.

This image is a recent new release, from Stamping Dragon Designs, called Rupert Clause. He is colored with Promarkers, and I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add glitter and sparkle to him. You can take Rupert in Santa form (as well as many others) home with you,for your very own, in the store, here.

I used the sketch TM#51 from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and the sketch from Critter Challenge, for the card layout. The papers are all from my stash. I used the branch punch by Martha Stewart, to punch out the Greenery, then used skittles dyed with Cranberry Alcohol ink, as the berries. The skittles and branches give the card a nice 3D card. I love cards with dimension!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #76 All Creatures Great & Small at Rosie-D's
C4C47 Photo Inspirations (polka dots) at Crazy 4 Challenges
Digi Challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
Challenge #26 Christmas in July at Drunken Stampers
Challenge #2 Christmas In July at 2 Sisters
Challenge #69 Christmas In July
Challenge #7 Christmas in July at Sundays With Crissy
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up!
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #24 Sketch at Critter Challenge
Challenge #10 Christmas In July at Tuesday Throwdown
Christmas in July at Tuesday Taggers
Challenge #25 Christmas In July at I love Promarkers
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
We Are All Going Dotty At Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #71 Animals at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #39 Christmas In July at Little Red Wagon
Christmas In July at OWH
Christmas In July at Tellen's Place
Challenge #7 Christmas Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #123 Texting Crazy at Cute Card Thursday
Challenge #30 Something With A Tail at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #18 Punch Or Cut Me at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Week #30 Anything Goes at Paper Play
Christmas in July at AI Factory
Challenge #060 Seeing Spots & Dots at Treehouse Stamps
DDCC #83 at Anything Goes Dutch Dare
Anything Goes at Stamp N Doodle

Just Popping By



Time to pop by with a new card. This one uses the cute cute cute new Popcorn image, by Stamping Dragon Designs. I had requested Janette make a few images for me, and this is one of them. I absolutely love it and couldn't wait to make a card with it. This image is so versatile and could be used for so many things. You can get your very own digi popcorn stamp, as well as lots of other great images in the store, here. It would be perfect for invitations to a birthday party. I've decided to use it as a Birthday card.

I used the sketch from Card Patterns, for the card layout. I used Spellbinders Shapabilities to cut and emboss the film strip, then used an opaque white pen to add white to the embossed areas of the film strip. The image, from Stamping Dragon Designs, is colored with Promarkers and pop dotted for dimension and 3D effect. Background paper is from my stash. I used skittles for the embellishments. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and was punched with the the oval and scalloped oval punches, from Stampin Up.

This card reminds me of how much I enjoy movie nights out with hubby.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch #74 at Card Patterns
M Is For Men at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #4 Birthdays at Craftalicious
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
C4C47 Photo Inspirations (polka dots) at Crazy 4 Challenges
Digi Challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up!
Challenge #13 It's All Fun & Games
Challenge #10 Birthday at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #59 Birthday at OLLCB
Challenge #69 Male Card
Birthday at Totally Stampalicious
All About Birthdays at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #9 Birthday at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #13 Photo Inspiration (colors) at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
We Are All Going Dotty At Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #123 Texting Crazy at Cute Card Thursday
Challenge #18 Punch Or Cut Me at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #69 Birthday at Stampin B's
Week #30 Anything Goes at Paper Play
Anything Goes at Stamp N Doodle
Challenge #060 Seeing Spots & Dots at Treehouse Stamps
DDCC #83 at Anything Goes Dutch Dare

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just A Reminder! DT Call at Stamping Dragon! Don't Be Left Out!

Stamping Dragon Designs' is having a Design Team call! We need a few new faces and new creative inspiration to join our team.

The DT call is only open till midnight (UK time)on Aug 6, 2010. (For those of you in the US, like me, that is 7pm EST)

All you have to do is to create a project using the image below, and then link your
creation at Inlinkz here. That's all there is to it! Please remember that you MUST use the image below, for your card submission.

To get the image for creating your card, visit us at CDAC Here.

Thanks, in advance to everyone who applies. We look forward to your creations and to adding new faces to our team!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Catching Butterflies



Time for a brand new challenge over at Craft Your Passion. For this week, we want to see you use 3 different ribbons on your project. What a fun challenge this was, to create for! I found I had to really get creative to be able to match 3 ribbons together and incorporate them into one card. We can't wait to see how all of you interpret the challenge and make using multiple ribbons work for you. Hop on over there and check out the rest of the wonderful creations from the Design Team, then Get out your inks and markers and play along. You could win digi's of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and Coco Dingo.

I made an oopsie in creating this card, but nothing I can do about it now. I used sketch TM#40 from Tuesday Morning Sketches , for the card layout, and had planned to enter this card into thier challenge... But then Realized their challenge ended Sunday night, even though new challenges are posted on Tuesdays LOL.

Anyway, this cute image of the girl and butterfly, is from Lauretta's Digital Stamps, and colored with Promarkers. I decided to do this card in purple, because it is my favorite color. All papers and ribbon is from my stash. I used three different ribbons... White with purple flowers, solid purple, and lavender flower shaped ribbon. I used three purple skittles (Hand dyed by me) in the bottom left corner, for embellishing and to add a 3D effect. The spotted purple paper border was made using a MS PATP punch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #77 Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations
CWC013 Summer Inspirations at CAS-tastic
Girlie Girl at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #42 Summer Time at Crafty Catz
Challenge #4 Digi Images at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #10 Summer at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Anything Goes at Cowgirl Up!
7 Or More Items(Skittles, Cardstock, Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Border Punch, Image, Flowers) at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Watch This (Three's Company-Three ribbons) at Stamping Vacation
C4C47 Photo Inspirations (polka dots) at Crazy 4 Challenges

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hurry! Stamping Dragon Designs Is Having a Design Team Call!

I'm said to say that we have lost two of our beloved Design Team Members here are Stamping Dragon Designs. Best wishes to Sam and Linda. I have enjoyed working with them both and wish them both the best of luck. I'm going to miss all thier wonderful creations.

This is good news for some of you though. With the departure of Sam and Linda.... this means we need some new faces and new creative inspiration to join our team! Stamping Dragon Designs is having another Design Team Call! Whooo Hooo!

The DT call is only open till midnight (UK time)on Aug 6, 2010. (For those of you in the US, like me, that is 7pm EST)

All you have to do is to create a project using the image below, and then link your
creation at Inlinkz here. That's all there is to it! Please remember that you MUST use the image below, for your card submission.

To get the image for creating your card, visit us at CDAC Here.

Thanks, in advance to everyone who applies. We look forward to your creations and to adding new faces to our team!




Now get busy and start creating! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, July 23, 2010

She sells Sea Shells By The Seashore



I just love this image and sentiment from Deedee's Digis. It was a freebie for participating in her challenge last week. I love the fact that the image is summery with the seashells and it reminds me of vacation at the beach. With the sentiment, this is the perfect card for a friend.

I made this card for my cousin, Brandie, who lives in North Carolina, and mailed it off to her this morning. We're more than cousins, we're friends, and very close. I think she's going to love the card.

The green card base is textured cardstock that I have had for over a year. It came in a tablet and I realized after I got it, that the textured cardstock isn't good for punching and things, so I use it for card bases, to try and use it up.

I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious, for the the card layout, and also tried to follow sketch TM #10 at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The DP is all from a new tablet of paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add some glitter and sparkle to the background paper in random places. The ribbon is from my stash. The image is colored with Promarkers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts
Challenge #34 At The Beach at Bee Crafty
Challenge #92 Summer Holidays at The Secret Crafter
Chapter #22 Dancing Under The Sea at Oh! Alice
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
ASC22 By The Sea at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
Stash Older Than A Year at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
Best Friends at Totally Stampalicious
Fellowship Monday at Crafting With Deedee's Digis
TM Birthday Week 3 (Summer) at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #28 Double Up at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #37 Sketch at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #77 Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations
CWC013 Inspired By Summer at CAS-tastic
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #5 Circles at Papercraft Star
Challenge #10 Summer at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Twisted Thursday #66 Hot Hot Hot at S2G
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #42 Summer Time at Crafty Catz
Glitter at AI Factory
Challenge #4 Digi Images at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #7 Under The Sea (Seashells) at My Partner In Crafting Time

Fairies From The Dark Side and Challenge #6



It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping With The Dragon. This time, it's all about distressing. Hope on over to the challenge here, for challenge #6, and play along. You could win three digi's of your choice from our sponsor for this round... Lil Diva Stamps. She has some awesome images! You definitely don't want to miss out on your chance to win! While you're there, check out the wonderful photos of inspiration from the rest of our awesome Design Team!

This was my first attempt at distressing.... And Ive decided that I'm not very good at it! LOL I guess it's not bad for a first attempt, and hopefully I'll get better as I go along.


For the background, I used black Coordinations paper and then embossed it with the spots and dots cuttlebug folder, then distressed it with sandpaper so the pink core would show through. I also embossed another piece of the Coordinations with a flower pattered cuttlebug folder, and distressed that, as well. I bought the DP specifically for this card, but then once I started putting the card together, I wasn't sure I liked the paper LOL. I used a pink bow with pearl center as an embellishment.

The image is colored with Promarkers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
GCA#97 Dry Embossing at Ann's Creative Nook
Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Think INK Challenge #25 Make Your Own Background at Arftul Inkables
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Week #61 Distressing at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #5 Circles at Papercraft Star
Challenge #28 Distressed at Raise The Bar
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #4 Digi Images at Just Inspirational Challenges

Feeling Fruity?



I had sooooo much fun creating this card. Something about this card just screams summer and fun to me! The image is from Miami Doodles and I absolutely love it! TI colored the image with Promarkers with summery colors. Then I colored the image with a clearstar gelly roll pen to add a glittery sparkle. I punched the image out with a scalloped oval punch from Stampin Up!

The green card base is textured cardstock that I have had for over a year. It came in a tablet and I realized after I got it, that the textured cardstock isn't good for punching and things, so I use it for card bases, to try and use it up.

I also used the clearstar gelly roll pen to add some sparkle to the image, butterflies and background paper.

For the card layout, I used the sketch at Cute Card Thursday. This sketch was so much fun to work with. I'm tempted to make a second card using this sketch because I love the layout.

The background papers for the card are from my stash. I just bought the bling yesterday at Michael's, especially to finish this card. I used an opaque white pen from Inksentials, to add the faux stitching. The butterfly paper was punched out with the Stampin Up scalloped oval punch.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
challenge #3 Sew Special and Ellephantastic
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
Stash Older Than A Year at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #77 Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations
CWC013 Inspired By Summer at CAS-tastic
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #5 Circles at Papercraft Star
Challenge #122 Sketch at Cute Card Thursday
Challenge #42 Stitching at Dare You To Digi Stamp
Twisted Thursday #66 Hot Hot Hot at S2G
Glitter at AI Factory
Challenge #42 Summer Time at Crafty Catz
Challenge #4 Stitching (With Bling) at Glitterbabe
Challenge #4 Digi Image at Justt Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #15 Stitching, Scallops & Sparkle at Fussy and Fancy
Challenge #10 Summer at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Donkey For Michelle



I created this card for Michelle Oatman, who lost one of her eyes in an accident. hopefully this card drive will help to cheer her up. If you aren't familiar with Michelle's story, you can read all about Michelle and her journey to recovery, on her blog, here.

The image was a freebie from Whimsy Stamps, artist Melissa Jenkins, created especially for the Kickin It For Michelle, card drive. I colored the image with Promarkers.

I used Martine's sketch at Simon Says Stamp, for this card.
The pink card base is textured cardstock that I have had for over a year. It came in a tablet and I realized after I got it, that the textured cardstock isn't good for punching and things, so I use it for card bases, to try and use it up.


The gingham DP is new, from a tablet I purchased recently at hobby Lobby. The other papers are from my stash. The flowers are by Prima and the buttons are recycled and reused, from an old shirt I threw away when I cleaned out closets and discarded unwanted clothes. The white sheer ribbon with the thin silver line is also from my stash. (sorry you cant see the sheer ribbon very well, but you can see the silver streak in it) I used adhesive pearls for the flower centers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #25 Recipe at Totally Papercrafts
Let's See Those Border Punches at Frosted Designs
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Challenge #12 Button at Lucy's Cards
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
C4C46 Buttons at Crazy Challenge
Animals at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
Kickin It For Michelle Card Drive at Spoon Full of Sugar
Stash Older Than A Year at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
Week #1 Say It With Flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts
Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #100 Check It Out at My Time To Craft
In The Garden at Kah Wink E Dink
Challenge #24 Buttons at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #34 Recipe at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Z Is For Zig Zag at abc-challenge
Challenge #32 Recycle or Reuse at Fab N Funky
Challenge #77 Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Girlie Girl at Scrappy Frogs
Watch This (Three's Company-3 buttons, 3 flowers, 3 pearls) at Stamping Vacation

Hey Cupcake



I won this cupcake image from Shelly's Images in her "Celebrate my Birthday" celebration this week. She has sooo many cute images... It was really hard to choose just one. This image comes in a set with the cupcake, the cherry, and a candle. Once I got it, I knew I had make something with it right away! I did some cardmaking at a friend's house, yesterday, and decided to use this image to create a card for Shelly's Design Team call. The whole time I am working on it, I kept saying to my friend, "I am really liking how this is turning out." LOL I do that when I really like how a card is coming along... Not sure why I do it...I just do. Anyway, I tried something new, too, in creating this card and I'm very happy with how it turned out.

I tried a couple of new things...

1) To see if I could do an easel card while incorporating a sketch. I used the basic sketch for this week, at Fresh Brewed Designs.

2) I've been wanting to try the ribbon folding technique, so I thought this was the perfect time to try it out. I am love love loving this technique! I love how it looks and the extra touch it gave to my card. Although, I admit it's not perfect by any means, but I feel like its not bad for my first attempt. (Don't look too hard or you'll see all my mistakes LOL!)

Now, that I am done babbling about the new things I tried, lets move on to the nitty gritty card details.

The card base was done with some textured pink cardstock from my stash. I have had this stuff for well over a year... It came in a paper pad that I bought when I first started cardmaking again, and I never realized that the textured can sometimes be a real pain in the neck for many projects. It doesn't always work well with punches and things, since it leaves that white edge sometimes... So I shoved all this to the side and really never used it. I've found that is is perfect for card bases, though.

The gingham background paper is from a new paper pad I bought at Hobby Lobby. I love gingham for some reason. The plaid background paper is from my stash. I just bought these flowers today at Michael's and They are awesome! I love them! I used one on this card, and then felt like it needed more leaves for extra color, so I punched some green flowers with the Stampin Up 5 flower punch, then cut some of the petals off to make leaves, and added them under the flower. The final touch to the flower was to add crystal stickles for sparkle and bling.

I colored the cupcake with my Promarkers and punched it out with a scalloped circle punch by EK success, then attached it to the pink cardstock and then hand cut around it, to add make a scalloped mat. The image is raised from the card with foam mounting tape. (I love that stuff, too!)Then I added more crystal stickles to the cupcake, for more sparkle and bling.

The zig zag strip on the bottom base of the card was punched using one of the new border punches by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up set, Teeny Tiny Wishes--Stamped on white and then punched with the SU small oval punch. Then matted in pink cardstock punched with the scalloped oval punch. The sentiment is raised with Foam mounting tape to give the card more dimension/3D effect and to allow the card to stand up in easel form. I finished off the card by attaching two small pink bows with pearl centers.

All this pink reminds me of a strawberry ice cream sundae! My favorite! Yummy!

Now that I am done babbling about how I created this card, I am entering it into the following challenges:

Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #25 Recipe at Totally Papercrafts
Let's See Those Border Punches at Frosted Designs
Challenge #4 Birthday at Craftalicious
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #68 Ice Cream Colors at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts
Challenge #4 Photo Inspiration at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stash Older Than A Year at Practical Scrappers
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #53 Happy Birthday at Pollycraft
Week #1 Say It With Flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts
Cutie Patootie at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #68 Happy Birthday at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #100 Check It Out at My Time To Craft
In The Garden at Kah Wink E Dink
Challenge #12 Sketch at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #17 Easel Card at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #21 Easel Card at Your Next Stamp
Z Is For Zig Zag at abc-challenge
Challenge #28 Double Up at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #77 Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations
Challenge #19 Touchy Feely at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at The Stamp Man
Week #41 Shabby Chic at Crafty Angels
Spotlight Challenge: Easel Cards at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #3 Stitching at Stamp and Create
Girlie Girl at Scrappy Frogs

Monday, July 19, 2010

Have a Turtley Fabulous Birthday



It's time for a new challenge at Iris: Everyday In The Life of A Kid. This time, the theme is No Designer Paper. You may make your own patterned paper, but you may not use any pre printed patterned paper. If you haven't checked out Iris's blog, be sure you do. She is a 10 year old cardmaker and uses a lot of creative, fresh ideas, in her card making. I love the way she uses such interesting things, like aluminum foil.


Iris asked me to be a guest designer this week, for her No DP challenge, and this is what I came up with. This cute little image is from Lexi's Creations. Isn't he adorable?! For the layout, I used the sketch at Crafty Creations. The polka dot ribbon is from my stash. The image and matting were cut with scalloped circle punches from EK Success. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin Up. The oval and scalloped oval were punched with punches by Stampin Up! The flowers are from Flor-A-Doodle.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #76 Sketch at Craft Creations
In The Garden at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Week #60 Animals at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #59 Babies or Children at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #44 Flower Frenzy at AI Factory
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #4 Birthdays at Craftalicious
Animals at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
Challenge #68 at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
Challenge #53 Happy Birthday at Pollycraft
Week #1 Say It With Flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts
Animal Applause at Stamping Vacation

Let's Dive In!




Time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion. This week, we want to see the colors orange, yellow and blue on your project. ( added a little red in mine, too, on the beach ball). Play along with us and let your imagination run wild. You could win digi's of your choice from Coco Dingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps. They both have such cute images!

I love this image, by Coco Dingo. I colored this little fella in with Promarkers. For the card layout, I used the sketch at Digital Tuesday. The background papers are all scraps from my stash, as is the ribbon. I cut the beach balls out of patterned paper. The waves are a die cut. The beach balls and waves are all pop dotted them for a 3d effect.

This card is great for summer and makes a great male card.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #2 Summer Days at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #67 Sketch at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #3 It's A Man's World at Donna's Den of Crafts
To Die For at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #33 Seven of Something (pattern repeated 7 times on the ribbon) at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #60 Let's Get Physiscal/Sports (Swimming) at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #27 Triple Play (3 pop dotted embellishments) at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #59 Babies or Children at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Lots of Layers at Shelly 's Images
Challenge #6 No Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Twisted Thursday #65 Waves/Water/Wetness at S2G
Thoughtful Thursdays 0021: orange, red, and yellow at Other Lovelies
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #19 Summer Holiday at Crafty Ann's
FF#41 Take A Vacation at If The Shoe Fits
Week #28 For The Boys at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #10 Summer at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts
Challenge #34 At The Beach at Bee Crafty
Challenge #92 Summer Holidays at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #12 Yellow, orange and red (Beachball) at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #14 Summer Fun at Wee Memories
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)
CCW July challenge Holidays at Creative Craft world
Boys Will Be Boys at Crazy Challenge

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You Have To Kiss A Lot of Frogs




I think someone kissed this little frog and the only prince they ended up getting is a frog prince! He is adorable, though! This cute little fella is a freebie from Inktegrity. For some reason I've always loved frogs.... Well images of frogs... not real frogs!

For the card layout, I used the sketch TMS#2 at Tuesday Morning. Background papers are all scraps from my stash. The image is colored with promarkers, with sparkle added to the frog's crown with a clearstar gelly roll pen. The butterfly button and round buttons are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #99 Butterfly Bliss at My Time To Craft
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #27 Triple Play (3 round orange buttons) at The Pixie Cottage
Week #60 Animals at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #59 Babies or Children at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Lots of Layers at Shelly 's Images
Challenge #6 No Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
C4C46 Buttons at Crazy Challenge
Animals at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #12 Button at Lucy's Cards
CCW July challenge Holidays at Creative Craft world
Challenge #113 at Flutterby Wednesdays
Challenge #22 Digi Madness at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons



When Life Gives You Lemons... You're Friends Will Give You A Lift. This adorable image and sentiment are from AI Factory. They remind me of summer. This is a great card to send to someone as am encouragement card, or even just a card to say I'm thinking of you. A cute clean & Simple card.

Card layout is inspired by the sketch at Inspirational Sketches. All background papers are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch at Inspirational Sketches
Challenge #10 Summer at Crafty Calendar
In The Garden at Papertake Weekly
Funny Ha Ha at Kah Wink E Dink
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Let's Get Fruity at Simon Says Stamp
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Summer Days at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at Pollycraft
Challenge #25 Photo Inspiration at Crafty Cardmakers
Week #13 So Happy Together
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Y Is For You and Me at The ABC Challenge
Week #60 Animals at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Lots of Layers at Shelly 's Images
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #17 Photo Inspiration
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #39 Thinking of You at Totally Gorjuss
Animals at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays
2 Patterned Papers at Whimsical Ink Sorority
Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts
Challenge #61 Summer Days at All Sorts

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas In July



It's not too early to be thinking about making your Christmas cards! I've been experimenting with ideas and designs for my Christmas cards this year. I usually have to try a few different ones before I decide which design I want to go with. I like this one because it is cute and simple. It reminds me of the night before christmas.

I used the layout from Pixie Cottage. The background paper is new, from the 50% off paper sale at hobby Lobby. I like this paper because you don't have to use a separate sentiment with it. The image is from Stamping Dragon Designs. If you havent yet, check out their store! They have some of the cutest images you can buy! The ribbon is from my stash, as are the 3 skittles in the top right corner of the image. (I dyed those skittles myself).

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells at Catch The Bug
Challenge #33 3D at Bee Crafty
Challenge #19 Xmas In July at Magical Crafts
Challenge #11 I can See Clearly Now (Clear skittle-background paper is sentiment) at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #58 Christmas In July at OLLCB
A Splash of Red at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #14 Christmas in July at Cards For Men
Challenge #31 It's Christmas at Fab N Funky
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #99 Holidays at Everybody Art
Challenge #11 Christmas In July at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #27 Sketch and Triple Play at The Pixie Cottage
Your Favorite Coloring Technique at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
SDC #11 Christmas In July at Stampotique
Challenge #121 Get A Head Start at Cute Card Thursday
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All Wrapped up For Christmas



This little snowman looks like he got into a fight with strings of Christmas tree lights and lost. Poor little guy is all wrapped up, for Christmas! The cute snowman image is from Shelly's Images. He's colored with pro markers and a clearstar gelly roll pen for added sparkle. I used a new red xmas background paper that I bought yesterday at Hobby Lobby during their 50% off paper sale. The green polka dotted papers are scraps from my stash. The brads and skittles are all from my stash and give the card a 3D effect. The center skittle is clear and undyed, so this should qualify for any challenges that want a clear embellishment. The card layout is from the sketch at Priscilla's Styles. The background paper says "Merry Christmas, so I used that as my sentiment, instead of cluttering up my card with more text.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #14 Christmas In July Part 2 at Fussy and Fancy
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells at Catch The Bug
Challenge #33 3D at Bee Crafty
Challenge #19 Xmas In July at Magical Crafts
Challenge #11 I can See Clearly Now (Clear skittle-background paper is sentiment) at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #26 use 2 patterned papers at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #8 Glitter/Sparkles at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #58 Christmas In July at OLLCB
MMSC#62 Sketch at Priscilla's Styles
A Splash of Red at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #14 Christmas in July at Cards For Men
Week #18 Christmas In July at The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Challenge #31 It's Christmas at Fab N Funky
Funny Ha Ha at Kah Wink E Dink
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #99 Holidays at Everybody Art
Challenge #11 Christmas In July at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #27 Triple Play (3 tree brads) at The Pixie Cottage
Your Favorite Coloring Technique at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #33 Seven of Something (embellishements-brads/skittles) at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #37 Use A Tree at Lil Red Wagon
SDC #11 Christmas In july at Stampotique
Challenge #121 Get A Head Start at Cute Card Thursday
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Lots of Layers at Shelly 's Images

Let Them Eat Cake



Doesn't this cake look good enough to eat?! Especially with strawberries on top! (Those are my favorite fruit!) Yummy! I used the sketch at Deedee's Digis for the card layout. The image is from Deedee's Digis, as well. All papers are scraps from my stash. The red flowers are from Hobby Lobby. (I picked these up in the clearance section last night).The shiny plastic border is a pre printed transparency that I bought at Michael's a couple days ago. The image is colored with Prismacolor Art Markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Week #27 Photo Inspiration (flowers) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #3 Cute at Craftalicious
Challenge #33 3D at Bee Crafty
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft
Week #1 Say It With Flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts
In The Garden at Papertake Weekly
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
ASC21: Red or White or Blue at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #27 (Hoiliday Colors--July 4th) at Pile It On
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #99 Acetate at Cupcake Crafts
Sketch at Crafting with Deedee's Digis
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
CCCB Week #13 English Rose (Red, White & Blue) at City Crafter
Challenge #12 3D at Creatalicious
Challenge #27 Sketch Triple Play (3 flowers) at The Pixie Cottage
Your Favorite Coloring Technique at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Let's Get Fruity at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #16 Use Those Scraps at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Lots of Layers at Shelly 's Images
Challenge #6 No Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #44 Flower Frenzy at AI Factory

When Bears Go Camo



Let's celebrate those wonderful military personnel who serve our country. This cute little bear is a Dustin Pike Image (Doodle Dragon Studios. I wanted to make the bear different, so I printed him onto camo patterned paper and then paper pieced the heart with a white cardstock heart colored with a pastel yellow promarker. The army green star patterned paper was cut out using nestabilities. The textured paper behind the image is some old paper from my stash, that I am trying to get rid of. I've had it since I started card making and I don't like it, so I've kept putting off using it. Card layout was made by using the sketch at Doodle Dragon Studio's challenge blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #21 Military at One Stitch At A Time
Lots of Layers at Shelly's Images
Challenge #3 Cute at Craftalicious
Who's Ready For A Sketch at Doodle Dragon Studios
Challenge #11 Punch It at Speedy The cat's Friends
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #26 use 2 patterned papers at Crafty Sentiments
TSG63: Photo Inspiration at TSG
Challenge #3 It's A Man's World at Donna's Den
To Die For at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Your Favorite Coloring Technique at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Lots of Layer at Shelly's Images

Monday, July 12, 2010

Heaven Sent




Good Morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Passion! This week's challenge is a sketch. Stop on over and play along with us, for a chance to win some digi images of your choice from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and Coco Dingo.

This is my card for this week's sketch challenge as part of the Craft Your Passion design team. This cute little angel girl is from Lauretta's Digital Stamps. I absolutely love her, and she was so much fun to work with. (You could take her home with you... Stop by and pick her up in Lauretta's shop, here.)

I chose Yellow for the card base, to bring out the yellow in her hair. For some reason, I thought this would look nice in yellow and shades of blue. The image is colored with promarkers. All background papers are from my stash. (The yellow is probably the oldest paper I have, since I hate yellow and rarely use it) I love how the card turned out, using the three different shades of blue. (Dark, medium and light) The medium blue paper is embossed with silver stars,and silver polka dots to add dimension and a 3d Effect. I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add glitter and sparkle to the image. The flowers are punched in yellow and blue using the Boho Blossoms punch by Stampin Up and pop dotted, for dimension. The sentiment is computer generated. The outside of the card says, "Enjoy the little things," On the inside of the card, it says, "For you may find that they are the big things." This card is perfect for reminding those you love to take time to celebrate life by enjoying the little things life has to offer.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

To Die For at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Bright Summery Colors at Delightful Sketches
PDCC37: Provencal Style at Play Date Cafe
Challenge #112 Open at Flutter By Wednesdays
Challenge #101 Sparkling at Stamp With Sarah Kay
Challenge #15 Texture at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #66 Polka Dots at Stampin B's
Celebrate at Shelly's Images
DDCC#81 Flower Inspiration at Dutch Dare
Challenge #3 Cute at Craftalicious
Challenge #33 3D at Bee Crafty
Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #34 Things With Wings at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #11 Punch It at Speedy The cat's Friends
Challenge #38 Oldest Thing In your Stash at Creative Inspirations
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #63 Sending Smiles at Order of the Opus Gluei
Challenge #26 use 2 patterned papers at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #8 Glitter/Sparkles at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft
Week #1 Say It With Flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts
In The Garden at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #113 at Flutterby Wednesdays

In The Pink With Lexi's Creations!



Whoo Hoo! I'm Guest Designer at Lexi's Creations for their current challenge! I was able to choose the image for my card, and I chose this cutie. Her name is Melissa and she can be found in Lexi's Creations store, here. She's so cute and girly and she's doing one of my favorite things--Shopping! Lexi has so many cute images in her store. Stop by and check out all of her designs... You will love them! I hope you will stop by Lexi's Creations this week and take part in their challenge. Hop on over and share a creation with us and you could win a great prize for playing along!

For the card layout, I used last week's sketch at Catch The Bug. I realized after I created the card, that the sketch challenge would be over by the time I posted my card--Opposie! LOL)

I decided to go with a pink girly color scheme, with touches of yellow and peach These are wonderful summery colors, too! The image was colored with Promarkers. I used four different background papers, all from my stash, The plaid background paper has squares, and I embellished with the little acrylic circles called skittles that I dyed myself with alcohol inks. The skittles provide texture. Hopefully this card qualifies as having squares and circles, for the challenge at Crafty Angels.

I love the image and the sketch I used. This was such a fun card to make. It reminds me of how Carrie Bradshaw loves to shop in the movie Sex & The City 2. (Can you tell I just recently seen that movie?!) Shopping is one of the best things in life and a great way to celebrate anything!

EDIT: I was told that my card doesn't fit one of the challenges that I entered it into.... yet the inspiration photo has pink in it. Hmm Makes no sens to me :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Vibrant Colors at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #6 Mostly Monochrome at Sundays With Crissy
Circles and Squares at Crafty Angels
Challenge #8 Black, Pink & White at Crafts And Me
Bright Summery Colors at Delightful Sketches
PDCC37: Provencal Style at Play Date Cafe
Challenge #48 Baby Pink, Peach and black at Colour Create
Challenge #6 No Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #57 Monochromatic at Treehouse Stamps
Watch This at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #3 Cute at Craftalicious
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Challenge #120 School's Out for Summer (summery colors) at Cute Card Thursday
Monochrome at The Town Scrapper/Humble Pie
Challenge #88 monochromatic at One Stop Crafts
Week #27 Photo Inspiration (color-Pink) at Prairie Fairy
Sherbert & Ice Cream Colors at Cowgirl Up
Week #27 Photo Inspiration (flowers) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #67 Cupcake Inspiration (Colors)
Challenge #15 Texture at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft