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Monday, January 31, 2011

Old And New at Iris' Spot






After a break for the holidays and regrouping, it is time for a new challenge at Iris' Spot. The theme this time, is Ring In The New, But Don't Ring Out The Old. We want to see you use both new and old supplies on your project.

This is my first project as part of Iris' DT and I am so thrilled to have been invited to join the team for the current term.

For my card, I have chose to use this fun robot image by Lauretta's Digital Stamps. I felt like this robot would make a cute male card. I've used some fun patterned papers in spots and stripes, from my stash. The ribbon is new, from Joanne's Fabrics. I recycled the buttons off of an old shirt I threw away, when cleaning clostes. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and is punched using oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. I twisted the ribbon before I attached it, to give it a fun streamer effect. The tan center panel is dry embossed with the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #57 Delight In Your Digi at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #4 Patterns at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #65 As You Like It (Buttons and Ribbon) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #96 Whateva at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #43 Put Your Heart On It at Meljen's Designs
Have A Heart at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #4 Layer It Up at Paper Play
Challenge #51 One For The Kiddies at Totally Paper Crafts
Punchy at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #36 Give Your Heart Away at Simply Create
Challenge #5 Punch It at Pile It On
Challenge #36 Anything Goes at Paper Playtime
Emboss It at inky Impressions
AIF065 For The Boys at AI Factory
Challenge #92 Stripes at Cutie Stampers
Challenge #4 Polka Dots at Crafts 4 Eternity
Make It For The Guys at Tellen's Place
Challenge #10 Spots or Stripes at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #88 Saving Nature (Recycled Buttons) at All Sorts
Challenge #101 Button it Up at Corrosive
Challenge #3 Dots/Stripes/Embossing at Quirky Crafts
Challenge #106 Something For The Boys at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
Challenge #3 Valentine/Love at Cards For Men
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Crafts
DDC#61 Love Is In The Air at Double Dutch
Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
Fountain of Youth (robots) at Stamping Vacation

Bling On Your Love





Are you ready for the new challenge at Craft Your Passion?! This week's theme is Bling On Your Love. We want to see your creations that are all blinged up, or have the theme of love. Or, better yet, why not add both?! We have two sponsors this week! Whoo Hoo!

Our sponsor this week is Stef, from Glitterbabe's Art. She is offering a fantstic digi prize

Our second sponsor is The Ribbon Girl, who's offering a yummy collection of red ribbons, for one lucky winner!

How's that for fabulous prizes?!

You don't want to miss out on this fun challenge and the fabulous prizes. Hurry on over to Craft Your Passion and link up your challenge entry for your chance to win!


My project for this week is a wedding card. I'm using this fabulous Bride and Groom image from Glitterbabe's Art. I went with white on white, for an elegant classy look. The hair and skin on the Bride and Groom are colored with promarkers. Glitter and sparkle have been added to the image with my Clearstar Gelly roll pen. I've used this fabulous pale blue organza butterfly from Pizzazz Aplenty, as an accent, in the upper right corner of the image. 4mm clear rhinestones (also from Pizazz Aplenty), have been added along the bottom trim of the Bride's dress, the bow and to the top of her veil, for extra sparkle and bling. This gorgeous white card stock is embossed and layered three times, to give 3D dimension and texture to the card. The sheer white ribbon is from my stash.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #57 Delight In Your Digi at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #20 Add A Little Friend (butterfly) at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #16 New Beginnings at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #15 Go Digital, People at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #65 As You Like It (White on White) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #24 Girls Just Want To Have Fun at 2 Sisters
Challenge #57 Delight In Your Digi at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #20 Add A Little Friend (Butterfly) at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #96 Whateva at Stamptacular Sunday
Love at One Crazy Stamper
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #126 My Favorite Thing (Love, Sparkle, Bling) at Everybody-Art
Dry Embossing at Southern Girls
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #4 Layer It Up at Paper Play
Challenge #4 Valentine's/Love at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #45 For A Sweetheart at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #19 The Magic of Love at Mami Doodles
Challenge #65 As You Like It (Elegant, white on white) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #7 White On White at The Hodge Podge Shop
Challenge #22 Monochrome at Crafts And me
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #36 Give Your Heart Away at Simply Create
3D or Pop Up Card at Card Cupids
Challenge #52 Love at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #139 (Use a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel) at Flutterby Wednesdays
Challenge #6 Love Is In The Air at Creative Cowgirls
Challenge #84 Let It Shine at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #36 Anything Goes at Paper Playtime
Emboss It at Inky Impressions
Monochrome at Frosted Designs
Challenge #15 Go Digital, People at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #46 White at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Crafts
Get The Music In You (Love Of My Life) at Stamping Vacation
Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
Extra! Extra! Sweethearts at Stamping Vacation

Beary Much Love To You




Do you know what time it is?! It's Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images! Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, we have an aodrable featured image for you today! This cutie is called Beary Much Love. Isn't he just the cutest thing?! This image is perfect for Valentine cards, or just a way to say I Love You. And, to make it even better, Beary Much Love is on sale, today only, in in the Shelly's Images store. While you're there, check out her other fabulous images, too! There are several new ones available! Hurry over and don't miss out!


I'm using today's Featured image, Beary Much Love, colored with Promarkers. I love the layout of this card - Ive used the sketches from Create4Fun, The Sweetest Thing and Card Patterns, for my card layout. Two of the patterned papers (Hearts and xo) are from Hobby Lobby. The striped patterned paper is a digi paper from Floppy Latte Designs. I've added glitter to the heart on the image, and to some areas of the striped and heart papers, to give the card some glitter and sparkle. This yummy pink ribbon with metallic hearts is from Walmart. The sentiment is custom made by Sentiments 4 You and is punched using oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. I've used Textured cardstock, and attached my sentiment, image, and corner with foam tape for added texture and dimsension.

I made this card for my friend, Dan, for Valentine's Day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #5 Sketch at Create4Fun
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #32 Valentine's at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #13 Animals at Stamps R Us
Challenge #126 My Favorite Thing (Teddy Bears) at Everybody-Art
Challenge #18 Love (With Ribbon) at Creatalicious
Challenge #136 Valentine at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Animal Antics at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #43 Put Your Heart On It at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Have A Heart at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #57 Delight In Your Digi at Fab 'n' Funky
Let's Heat It Up at Crafty Creations
Challenge #46 Sketch Me A Textured Punch at Cooking It Up With Katie
Challenge #109 The letter P (Pink & Patterned Paper) at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #20 Add A Little Friend (Teddy Bear) at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #191 Cute & Cuddly at Creative Craft World
Challenge #4 Layer It Up at Paper Play
Challenge #20 Love Theme at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #4 Patterns at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #4 Valentine's/Love at Charisma Cardz
Scallops at Some Odd Girl
SISC44 Find Your Zen at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #137 Beary Good at Rainbow Lady's
Challenge #92 Stripes at Cutie Stampers
My Favorite Things (Teddy Bears, Ribbon, Punches) at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #2 Pink & Girly at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #51 One For The Kiddies at Totally Paper Crafts
Challenge #45 For A Sweetheart at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #40 Red at I Did It Creations
Challenge #19 The Magic of Love at Mami Doodles
Alex Sings From The Heart at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #10 Spots or Stripes at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #65 As You Like It (Teddy Bears and Ribbon) at Totally Gorjuss
Punchy at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #40 Valentine's at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #96 Whateva at Stamptacular Sunday
Sketch #100 at Card Patterns
Challenge #1102 Sketch at The Sweetest Thing
Challenge #36 Give Your Heart Away at Simply Create
GCA #122 Anything Valentine at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #96 Photo Inspiration (Pink, hearts) at Cupcake Inspiration
Challenge #5 Punch it at Pile it On
3D or Pop Up Card at Card Cupids
Challenge #52 Valentines/Love at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #6 Love Is In The Air at Creative Cowgirls
Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
Challenge #3 Valentine/Love at Cards For Men
Challenge #36 Anything Digi at paper Playtime
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Crafts
DDC#61 Love Is In The Air at Double Dutch
Get The Music In You (Love Of My Life) at Stamping Vacation
Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
Occasion Oasis (Valentine's Day) at Stamping Vacation
Extra! Extra! Sweethearts at Stamping Vacation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sexy Valentine




This card is for my sweetie for Valentine's Day. I'm not sure if a card can be sexy, really, but that is the look I was going for, with this creation. I've used a sexy image by Barbara Jensen. She is colored with Promarkers. I used my clearstar gelly roll pen to add glittered highlights to her hair, parts of her clothes, her lips and sparkle to her eyes. I added a pink glittered metal brad over her "finger" that was sticking up in a naughty way LOL. (Couldn't have that for a Valentine's Day card, now, could we?) The papers are digi papers By Stitchy Bear ( Pink and black hearts) and Floppy Latte Designs (Pink & White). I've used this sexy black lace (called Gabrielle) and flat back pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty. The black and silver ribbon is from my stash. I wanted to make the ribbon resemble the straps on a garter belt, for extra sexiness, so I added the pink bow, with the pearl center. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up and punched with punches by Stampin Up. The image and the sentiment are mounted with foam tape for dimension. My card layout was inspired by the sketches at Sketch N Stash and Sunday Sketch & Stamp, as well as the layout Linda used in her card at Digistamps4Joy. Linda, I'm scralifing your wonderful layout!


I am entering this sexy card in the following challenges:


Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Simon Says Bingo (Brads, Lace Gems-Pearls) at Simon Says Stamp
Let's Celebrate at Delightful Challenges
Glitter at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #84 Let It Shine at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Pink and Pearls) at Creative Belli Blog
CHallenge #16 Hearts at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Clear As Mud (Cupid) at Stamping Vacation
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #3 Back To Black at Paperplay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #3 Think Pink at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #2 Pink & Girly at Do It With Digis
Something cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #50 Add A Heart at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #64 Hot Hot Hot at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
GCA #121 Not Your Usual Valentine at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #45 Emma's Sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp
Challenge #53 Sketch at Sketch N Stash
Challenge #105 Something Girly at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #31 Valentine's at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #18 Love & Ribbon at Creatalicious
Challenge #11 Scrap Lift (Linda-Layout) It at Digistamps4Joy
Challenge #40 Free For All At Wee Memories
Challenge #20 Love Sentimentat Aud Sentiments
Challenge #46 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #95 Photo Inspiration - Valentine's Day/Hearts at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #4 Love Is In The Air at Pile It On
ASC34 For The Guys at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #41 Brown Eyed Girl at Scrap It With A Song
Valentine And Love at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #32 Valentine's at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #136 Valentine at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #2 Love Is In The Air at Digis By Phooka
Occasion Oasis (Valentine's Day) at Stamping Vacation

Monday, January 24, 2011

Funky Doodlebug





Thank you so much to everyone that played along with us in our "Button It Up" challenge at Craft Your Passion! It is challenge day, again, and we have a new challenge for you! This week, our theme is to use "Two Patterned Papers." An easy challenge for most of you! We can't wait to see what you created! You could win some great prizes!

We have a fabulous sponsor for you this week! We're being sponsored by Daisy's Digi Doodles. So many awesome images and image sets available in their store! Check out the fantastic creations our DT created with the images and images sets provided by this week's sponsor, Daisy's Digi Doodles!


I am using the image set, Doodlebugs, by Daisy's Digi Doodles. I remember when this set was first created, and they had a name the image set contest! I've loved this set ever since! (OF course, I didn't win the contest, though! LOL) I've used some Paper Piecing on the car. The other parts are colored with Promarkers. Isn't it just too cute?! I wanted to go for a funky retro type look, with my choice of papers. I bought this paper especially for this project. The glitter flowers are from Flor-A-Doodle. The ribbon is from my stash. I've used the sketches at Sketch Saturday and Sweet Sunday for my card layout.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Name That Card (On the way to where you need to be) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Simon Says Bingo (Buttons, Flowers, Glitter) at Simon Says Stamp
Glitter at For Fun Challenges
PWC137 Paper Piecing at Paper Pretties
Name That Card (On Road To Where You Need To Be) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Paper Piecing) at Creative Belli Blog
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Clean and Simple--3 of anything- (flowers) at Stamping Vacation
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #3 Back To Black at Paperplay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Something cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #6 Flowers at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #39 Lace & Pearls at Phindy's Place
Challenge #64 Hot Hot Hot at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #139 Sketch at Sketch Saturday
Challenge #101 Sketch at Sweet Sundays
Anything Goes at Daisy's Doodles
Challenge #46 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #38 Flowers at Crafty Cardmakers

Queen of Hearts





Time for a new challenge over at Ooh La La! We have a fun challenge for you today! We want to see 3 of something on your project. You could use 3 patterned papers, images, 3 types of bling. The possibilites are endless, so let's see you get creative! Join us at ooh La La's Challenge Blog and enter your card or project for a chance to win some yummy goodies!

For my project today, I am using some awesome digi papers from ooh La La Creation's Kiddiwinks CD. You can get this fantastic CD in Ooh La La Creations' shop, here. Their CD's are wonderful for quick card making! So many fabulous pre colored images and digi papers to choose from!

I've used this awesome image from Rick St. Dennis. Perfect for a Valentine's Day card! The image is colored with Promarkers and attached with foam tape for dimension. The circle of patterned paper, and the scalloped circle were punched using punches by EK Success. My card layout fits the sketches at Stamping Vacation and Dutch Dare. The double heart border is done with a punch by Martha Stewart. I've used 3 pink glitter brads, and 3 red glitter brads, to make my "3 of something." The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up and is mounted with foam tape for dimension.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Sketch Therapy at Stamping Vacation
Clean and Simple (3 of something -- Red Brads) at Stamping Vacation
Love at One Crazy Stamper
Challenge #42 Pink & Red at Meljen's Designs
Extra! Extra! (Sweethearts) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Let's Celebrate at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #56 Animal Magic at Fab 'n Funky
Challenge #53 Love (Or Sketch) at The Pixie Cottage
Clear As Mud (Cupid) at Stamping Vacation
Glitter at For Fun Challenges
J19 CASE Card Challenge at Repeat Impressions
Challenge #83 All You Need Is Love at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Pink Brads) at Creative Belli Blog
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #31 Valentine's at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #49 KISS: Keep It Sweet & Simple at I Love Promarkers
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #3 Back To Black at Paperplay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Dress It Up at Stamp-n-doodle
SISC43 Shades of YOU (Red) at Stamp Insanity
DDCC96 Sketch at Dutch Dare
Challenge #10 Totally Loved Up at Southern Girls
Challenge #3 Think Pink at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #2 Pink & Girly at Do It With Digis
Something cute at Stamp Something
L Is For Ladies at The Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #50 Add A Heart at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #64 Hot Hot Hot at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #18 Friendship or Love at Beary Scrap
Challenge #40 Free For All At Wee Memories
Challenge #20 Love Sentimentat Aud Sentiments
Feeling Loopy (being In Love Does That To You!) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #46 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Color Combo Pink & Red at Totally Stampalicious
Valentine And Love at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #32 Valentine's at Lexi's Creations
Sketch at Card Cupids

Best Friends





Time for another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images That means a discounted price on the featured image in Shelly's Store! Today's featured images is called Best Friends. Hurry over and pick today's sale image, before it's too late!

I decided to try something new this time, and try out the dryer sheet technique. I really like the look of the image done this way, but I'm thinking, now that maybe I should have went with softer colors for the designer paper. Overall though, I am happy with how it turned out. I've used this adorable dog image, Best Friends, by Shelly's Images. He is colored with Promarkers. All these yummy sparkly papers are from my stash, as well as the ribbon. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You, and is punched with the oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Clean and Simple (3 of anything--- patterned Papers) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #56 Animal Magic at Fab 'n Funky
Challenge #21 Ribbon at Karber Weekly Challenge
Glitter at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Puppy) at Creative Belli Blog
CHallenge #16 Hearts at Really Reasonable Ribbon
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Extra! Extra! (Sweethearts) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #49 KISS: Keep It Sweet & Simple at I Love Promarkers
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Something cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #50 Add A Heart at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #2 Getting Warmed Up (Colors) at Stampin For The Weekend
Dot, Dot, Dot It at Tellen's Places
Challenge #87 Male/Boy at All Sorts
Challenge #12 Love at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #46 As You Like It at One Stitch At A Time
Clear As Mud (Cupid) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Valentines & Love at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #31 Valentine's or Love at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #18 Love & Ribbon at Creatalicious
Challenge #39 Card For A Child at I Did It Creations
Challenge #95 Photi Inspiration - Red Heart at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #4 Love Is In The Air at Pile It On
ASC34 For The Guys at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #51 Dots and Stripes at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #22 Dots & Stripes at Karber Weekly Challenge
Challenge #13 Animals at Stamps R Us
Challenge #32 Valentine's at Lexi's Creations
Sketch at Card Cupids

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pink Umbrella




Here I am, again, helping celebrate the first birthday of Bugaboo Stamps ! The mini challenges at Catch The Bug are keeping me busy this week!

This is my project for the Thursday mini challenge at Catch The Bug. The theme is birthday, in celebration of their first birthday. I'm using this cute umbrella image from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Promarkers. I've used the sketches at Fairymoon Crafts and Sunday Sketch N Stamp Stamp, for my card layout. The flowered DP and the spotted DP are both scraps from my stash. The brown panel of cardstock is embossed using the Cuttlebug and the Paisley folder. This gorgeous pink ribbon is new to my stash. It came in a bag of yummy ribbons in shades of pink, from Crafty Ribbons. I won them in a challenge, for one of my cards.
The oval sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You. I punched it with the oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. I've used foam mounting tape to add dimension and attach the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Sketch at Fairy Moon Crafts
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #22 Flowers at 2 Sisters
Challenge #45 New (ribbon) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #94 Photo Inspiration (pink) at Cupcake Inspiration
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
GL9 Celebrations (Birthday)at Gingerloft
Challenge #21 Ribbon at Karber Weekly Challenge
Pretty In Pink at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #49 KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #18 All Sentimental at Tip Top Tuesday
Thursday Happy Birthday challenge at Catch The Bug
Simon Says Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Lots of Paper at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #49 Brown, Pink & Green at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Pink) at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #45 Sketch at Sunday Sketch N Stamp
Lots of Paper (Paper With Words) at Stamping Vacation
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Let's Celebrate at Delightful Sketches
Chocolate at Fairy Knoll
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #51 Spring at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #26 Birthday Girl at Sarah Hurley
Challenge #3 Think Pink at Do You Stack Up
Something cute at Stamp Something
Challenge #6 Flowers at Fairy Tale Challenge

What Has Stella Gotten Herself Into?!





Wow, I have had so much fun in the birthday celebration at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is the last mini challenge at Catch The Bug.

Of course, the festivities wouldn't be the same if we didn't have Stella, here, to help wrap things up. And it looks like she has her self wrapped up, too - In a spool of thread! We can always count on Stella to get into something! LOL! Usually we can count on her to have something sarcastic to say, But she must have worn herself out from all the Birthday festivities and is speechless today. Stella is from Bugaboo Stamps. She's been colored with Promarkers. The papers are from K & C Company. (Love thier paper!) Embossing is my thing this week, I guess! I love using my Cuttlebug to emboss cardstock for my cards. It gives wonderful added texture. (Sorry, I can't remember the name of the folder I've used to emboss the brown cardstock, this time.) I've used the sketches at Sweet Stop, CC Monthly and at The Pixie Cottage, for my card layout and embellished with my new flowers by Prima, in a two different shades of green. The oval sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You. I've punched it out with oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. The sentiment has been mounted on foam tape, for dimension.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

SSS91 Sketch With A Spin (Embossing) at The Sweet Stop
Friday Mini Challenge at Catch The Bug
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #22 Flowers at 2 Sisters
Challenge #45 New (Flowers) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
Challenge #135 Blue & Green at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #53 Sketch at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #49 Brown, Pink & Green at Truly Scrumptious
Friday Mini Challenge at Catch The Bug
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Patterned Paper & Punches) at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #8 at CC Monthly
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Challenge #11 Scrap Lift (Jan-The color green) It at Digistamps4Joy
Chocolate at Fairy Knoll
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
L Is For Ladies at The Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #6 Flowers at Fairy Tale Challenge
Color Challenge at In Style Stamps

Bling On The Clowns!





Are you helping Bugaboo Stamps is celebrate their First Birthday?! I've been playing along in all the mini challenges over at Catch The Bug and having so much fun!

Today, I am showing you my card for the Tuesday mini challenge at Catch The Bug. They gave us this cute little clown from Bugaboo Stamps to use on our projects. I've colored him with Promarkers and blinged him up with tiny white pearls in the centers of the flowers and in the puffs on the front of his suit. These fun, bright papers are from my stash and seemed perfect for this card. I love how the flowered paper and the spotted paper coordinate so well. My card layout is from the sketches at Paper Cupcakes and Inspirational Card Sketches. The ribbon is from my stash. These tiny white pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty and are new to my stash. (If you haven't checked out Pizzazz Aplenty, you definitely need to! They have awesome pearls and rhinestones and other bling, at great prices!) I've used an oval sentiment from Sentiments 4 You, punched with an oval punch by Stampin Up. The purple scalloped oval is embossed (with my Cuttlebug) with the divine swirls folder. I've used foam mounting tape to add dimension and attach the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magical Monday Sketch at Paper Cupcakes
Use The Freebie Image at Catch The Bug
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #22 Flowers (on DP) at 2 Sisters
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #45 New (Pearls) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
GL9 Celebrations (Birthday)at Gingerloft
TPE91 Pink, Orange and Aqua at The Pink Elpehant
Challenge #21 Ribbon at Karber Weekly Challenge
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Challenge #49 KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #18 All Sentimental at Tip Top Tuesday
Simon Says Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Let's Celebrate at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Polka Dots and Pearls) at Creative Belli Blog
Cute And Cuddly at Creative Craft World
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
ICS98 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
Challenge #11 Scrap Lift It (kelly-Birthday)at Digistamps4Joy
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #26 Birthday Girl at Sarah Hurley
Something cute at Stamp Something

Don't Drink And Drive



I'm sure by now you already know that Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their First Birthday, all week long! Are you enjoying all the fun mini challenges over at Catch The Bug?! I definitely am!

This is my card for the Wednesday mini challenge at Catch The Bug. For Wednesday, they've given us a sketch to use. I went for a male card this time, and used another fun image from Bugaboo Stamps. Meet Gus - he's Stella's other half. He loves to party, but wants to remind everyone not to Drink and Drive. I've colored him with Promarkers. The DP is from Stampin Up. The tan cardstock panel is embossed with the spots and dots folder, using my Cuttlebug. I've added a piece of sheer blue ribbon across the brown polka dot panel. The sentiment, of course, is also from Bugaboo Stamps, and is mounted with foam tape for added dimension. This card also fits the sketches at Lollipop Crafts and Tiffany's Doodles.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday Mini Challenge: Sketch at Catch The Bug
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Masculine Monday at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #2 Let's Party at Cards For Men
Challenge #114 Card For A Male at One Stop Crafts
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
Challenge #21 Ribbon at Karber Weekly Challenge
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenges
Card For A Man at Forever Friends
Challenge #22 Sketch at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #18 All Sentimental at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #109 The Letter P (Patterned Paper & Peanuts) at Creative Belli Blog
January Challenge - Sketch - at Tiffany's Doodles
Challenge #46 Happy New Year at Bee Crafty
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation
Chocolate at Fairy Knoll
challenge #43 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Something cute at Stamp Something

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blue Blue (and white) Bugaboo



Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their first birthday this week, with daily mini challenges over at their challenge blog, Catch The Bug.

I created this card for the Monday Mini challenge, "Blue and White." The image, of course, is from Bugaboo Stamps. I colored her with Promarkers. I've used the sketches at Crafty Ho's, Tiffany's Doodles and at Peachy Keen for my layout. Her glasses have the added sparkle, thanks to my clearstar gelly roll pen. The DP is a digi paper from the Kiddiwinks CD, by Ooh La La Creations. I used a MS border punch to punch the flower border in the cardstock. The heart is punched with a punch by Marvy. I've used self adhesive pearls for embellishing the center of the punched border.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Blue and White at Catch The Bug
Challenge #52 Coloring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #27 Anything Goes at Glitterbabe
New Goodies (Pearls) at The Crafty Purple Frog
Anything Goes at Stamp Something
Challenge #38 Brrr I'm Turning Blue at I Did It Creations
Challenge #18 Mostly Blues at Mami Doodles
Challenge #6 Flowers (flower border punch) at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #32Ring In The New (Pearls)But Don't Ring Out The Old (Patterned Paper) at Crafty Ann's
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #38 Hearts at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #22 Flowers (on punched border) at 2 Sisters
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
Sketch at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #45 New (Pearls) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
Challenge #76 Pastel Colors at Pollycraft
Challenge #45 White & Bright (White +1-Blue) at The Shabby Tea Room
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #43 Sketch at Peachy Keen
Monochromatic Madness (Blue) at Creative Craft Challenges
January Challenge - Sketch - at Tiffany's Doodles
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation

Your Ears Look Good Enough To Eat!





It's Technique Tuesday, again, at Shelly's Images. If you stopped by yesterday, then you know we have been celebrating the First Birthday of Shelly's Images.

Yesterday, I featured a cute girly Birthday crown that I made for Shelly's birthday, using her 1st Birthday image.

Today, I have for you these cute earrings, using the same image, to match the crown. The perfect matching accessory and they're made of shrink plastic! Aren't these just too cute?! They are so much fun to make! Making these brings out the kid in me all over again! LOL

If you'd like to see how I made these cute earrings, I have a step by step tutorial, with pics, over at Shelly's Images for Technique Tuesday. Jump on over and check out my tutorial!


I am entering these cute earrings in the following challenges:


Something New (First try at using Shrink Plastic) at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #52 Sketch or Coloring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #42 Pink & Green at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #2 Cutie Patootie at PaperPlay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Use Your New Goodies (technique-Shrink plastic) at The Crafty Purple Frog
Anything Goes at Stamp Something
Challenge #49 Happy Birthday at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #62 Get Inspired at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #44 Happy Birthday at Prairie Fairy
Happy Birthday at Catch The Bug
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #12 Girls Just Want To Have Fun at Card Makin Mamas
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
GL9 Celebrations (Birthday)at Gingerloft
Challenge #3 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Jay Gee's Nook
Challenge #38 Brrr I'm Turning Blue at I Did It Creations
Challenge #32 Free For All at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #104 New (Technique-Shrink Plastic) at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #45 New (Technique-Shrink Plastic) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #94 Photo Inspiration (pink) at Cupcake Inspiration
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On
Challenge #76 Pastel Colors at Pollycraft
Pretty In Pink at Whoopsi Daisy
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #77 Metal at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Monday, January 17, 2011

Button It Up




Wow, another great great challenge week has passed and we had so many wonderful players with thier fantastic creations!

Now, it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion! This week, our theme is, "Button It up." We want to see buttons (real or faux) on your project!

Our sponsor this week is 16year old Kayla, from Purple Panda Designs. She has a blog where she sells her cute hand drawn digi stamps. If you haven't checked out her designs, yet, you can see some of them below. Kayla generously provided our Design Team with 3 cute image for us to create with this week. Thank you, Kayla for the awesome images you gave us to work with!

I hope everyone will check out Kayla's shop at Purple Panda Designs, and help support this budding young digi artist!


For my project today, I am using the image called "Baby and Fruitloop" from Purple Panda Designs. I just love this cute pair of birds! They remind me of warm weather, which I am so so ready for, already! I decided to go with bright summery colors for the birds and the DP. The birds are colored with Promarkers. All papers are from my stash, as well as the buttons. The feathers are new stash for 2011. I seen them on sale at Hobby Lobby and had always wanted to try using feathers on a card, so I bought them on impulse. They turned out to be perfect for Baby and Fruitloop! The sentiments are from Sentiments 4 You and are punched with oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up, then mounted with foam tape, for dimension.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Get the Music In You (Rockin Robin) at Stamping Vacation
Clean and Simple (3 of anything--- patterned Papers) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #52 Sketch or Coloring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #48 Punches at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #10 Button Up at Digistamps4Joy
Challenge #42 Pink & Green at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #2 Cutie Patootie at PaperPlay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #32 Ring In The New (feathers)But Don't Ring Out The Old (Patterned Papers) at Crafty Ann's
Use Your New Goodies (feathers) at The Crafty Purple Frog
challenge #55 Use It Up (Buttons) at Sassy Studio Designs
Anything Goes at Stamp Something
Challenge #49 Happy Birthday at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #62 Get Inspired at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #44 Happy Birthday at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #63 Cuddly at Totally Gorjuss
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
GL9 Celebrations (Birthday)at Gingerloft
ASC33 Things With Wings at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #3 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Jay Gee's Nook
Challenge #55 Old Stash (Buttons) at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #2 In The Spring Garden at Quirky Crafts
Challenge #38 Brrr I'm Turning Blue at I Did It Creations
Challenge #45 New (Feathers) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #32 Free For All at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #94 Photo Inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On!
CCH#50 Buttons at The Crazy Challenge
Week #40 Born To Fly at Scrap It With A Song
Challenge #15 Let's Get Sentimental at Wild Orchid Challenge
Pretty In Pink at Whoopsi Daisy
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
January No!! No! Challenge (No Tags!) at Stamping Vacation

First Birthday Celebration!




Wow! Today is a special day, over at Shelly's Images! Not only is it Marvelous Monday, but this is a very special Marvelous Monday!

Today is the First Birthday of Shelly's Images! It is so hard to beleive that Shelly's Images is one year old, today! I remember months ago, when I first started playing in the challenges at Shelly's Images and won my first image from Shelly's Images! Such fond memories! And now, here I am, a proud member of Shelly's Images' DT!

Anyway, let me stop babbling and get on with the business at hand. I wanted to invite you all to hop on over to Images, today, to celebrate our First Birthday! We have some fun events planned throughout the day, so you you'll want to hop over more than once, today, to check out what is going on. There may be a freebie, involved, so you don't want to miss out! While you are there, check out all the fabulous birthday projects the DT have created using today's featured image, "First Birthday!" This yummy image is available, today only, at a discounted price in Shelly's Store! Make sure you get yourself a piece of this yummy cake while you're celebrating with us, today!

Okay, now that I have all the announcements out of the way, let me show you what I created for Shelly's Images' first Birthday! I actually created two projects, but I am going to post them in separate posts. The other comes with a fun tutorial, so you will see that one, tomorrow. (Are you excited, yet?!)

Here is today's First Birthday project:



How's that for a fun and unique project?! LOL! When I first seen this fabulous 1st Birthday image that Shelly created for the birthday celebration, I thought of this idea, instantly! A couple of years ago, my aunt and cousin had taken me out for my birthday, to dinner, and they gave me this crown and made me wear it all through dinner! Anyway, I have kept this crown, ever since! I just knew one day I would find the perfect Birthday girl to pass my crown on to! Oh, and guess what?! I found the perfect lucky girl to pass my crown on it---You guessed it! Shelly! Of course, I had to add something to make the crown special for Shelly, since its Shelly's Images' first birthday!

I used today's Featured Image, 1st Birthday, and colored it with Promarkers, then punched it out using a circle punch by EK Success. We had to have some more pink to make this extra girly, so I matted the image with a pink Scalloped circle, punched with a scalloped circle punch. Then I attached the image to the crown, using heavy duty glue dots! The image has added glitter and sparkle on the icing and candle, using these yummy new crystal Stickles. (Gotta have that extra sparkle). Oh, and you have to love this wonderful pink furry trim!

For tomorrow's project, I made Shelly a fun accessory to go along with her birthday crown! Be sure to check back, tomorrow, so you can see what it is, and see how I made it!

I think I should put this awesome girly birthday crown (and tomorrow's matching accessory), in a box and send it to Shelly?! Shelly is a teacher, so I think she needs to wear this Birthday crown and the matching accessories to school one day, all day, in celebration of Shelly's Images' first Birthday!

What do you all think?! How many of you think I need to send this cute crown to Shelly, and she should have to wear it all day to school? (Oh, and she'd need to take a pic of herself wearing this, and the accessory, so we can all see she has officially worn the crown!)

If I get at least 20 people to post a comment and say they think I should mail it to her and she should wear it, I will box it up and send it off! I know you'll all agree with me and not let me down, by posting your comment! I think Shelly better be prepared to show the world her new crown!


Maybe she will even pass it on to a birthday girl of her choice, and we can keep the tradition of the crown going!

Oh, and I am entering this cute girly birthday crown in the following challenges:


Challenge #52 Sketch or Coloring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Digi's By Phooka
Bling It On at By The Cute And Girly
Altered Arts at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #48 Punches at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #42 Pink & Green at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #81 Dreams Come True at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #2 Cutie Patootie at PaperPlay
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at AI Factory
SISC42: Let It All Hang Out at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #32 Ring In The New (stickles)But Don't Ring Out The Old (Crown, Fur)at Crafty Ann's
Use Your New Goodies (Stickles) at The Crafty Purple Frog
Anything Goes at Stamp Something
Challenge #49 Happy Birthday at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #62 Get Inspired (colors) at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #44 Happy Birthday at Prairie Fairy
Happy Birthday at Catch The Bug
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #12 Girls Just Want To Have Fun at Card Makin Mamas
Anything Goes at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Craft Your Days Away
GL9 Celebrations (Birthday)at Gingerloft
Challenge #3 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Jay Gee's Nook
Challenge #45 New (Stickles) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #38 Brrr I'm Turning Blue at I Did It Creations
Challenge #94 Photo Inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Pile It On!
Pretty In Pink at Whoopsi Daisy
Anything Goes at MyGrafico