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Monday, March 28, 2011

Let's See You Expresso Yourself!




Are you ready to mix and match match multiple papers and have some fun with us at Iris' Spot?! Iris has a fun new challenge for you, today. She wants to see us use more than two patterned papers on our project. And, she has a fabulous sponsor, this week! The sponsor at Iris' Spot is the wonderful Whimsy Stamps, who gave our DT some fun images to work with. Thank you, Whimsy Stamps!

I'm feeling all girlie this week! My project today uses this adorable mug image from Melissa Jenkins at Whimsy Stamps. I felt like a color combo of pinks and browns would be perfect for this adorable image. And, it gave me a chance to use some fun things from my stash, that I haven't ever used! The image has been punched with the large flower punch, by Stampin Up, and colored with Promarkers. For my card layout, I used the sketch at The Pixie Cottage, as well as incorporating their optional theme of "Sparkle," and the sketches at Sketch and Stash, Stamp With Fun and Heartsong Inspirations. My awesome pink sparkly ribbon is from my stash, as are the flowers. I've used all scrap papers from my scrap box. The flowers are by Prima. The adhesive pearls are from the 99 cent bling booth at the Scrapbook expo I attended over the weekend. I used a Promarker to color in the pearls, to get the color I wanted. How cool is that?! The flowers have had glitter and sparkle added to them with my trusty clearstar gelly roll pen.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #62 Sketch and Sparkle at The Pixie Cottage
It's A Mom Thing (Or Just Be Girlie) at Papertake Weekly
No (Rubber) Stamps??? at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #40 Two Or More Embellishments (three flowers, layered) at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #58 Go Dotty at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #20 Two Tone at Creatalicious
Challenge #15 Clean and Simple at Digistamps4Joy
Challenge #144 Ribbons, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Lace at Creative Crafts
Mother's Day/Girlie at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #58 Get Creative With Your Punches at Meljen's Desins
Challenge #49 From The Kitchen at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #92 In The Garden at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #28 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Sisters
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot
Challenge #2 Use A Diecut at Amber's Crafts and Stuff
SISC52 Punch It Out at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #12 Shine On at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #65 Bloomin' Beautiful at Sassy Studio Designs
I See Dots at Guylou's Inimitability
Challenge #18 Flowers or Flowers and Pearls at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #18 Floral Fantasy at Delicious Doodles
Week #96 For A Special Lady at All Sorts
Happy at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #16 For Mum Or A Special Lady
Challenge #29 Die Cut Crazy at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #13 Cutie Patootie at Pile It On
Challenge #14 Die Cuts Or Punches
Funny at Card Cupids
Challenge #6 Photo Inspiration (Flowers) at Jay Gee's Nook
Challenge #58 Sketch at Sketch and Stash
Challenge #3 Sketch at Heartsong Inspirations
Challenge #48 Spring Florals at Bee Crafty
Challenge #87 Sparkle and Shine at Incy Wincy
Challenge #104 Sketch at Stamp With Fun
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Challenge #60 Sweet Teens at The Crazy Challenge
Playlist Remix (#4 True Colors) at Scrap It With A Song
Let's Glitter and Glitz It at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #36 Ribbon, But No Bows Or Knots at Lexi's Creations
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #20 Clean & Simple at Woodware USA
Embellish It: Glitter at Stamping Vacation

It's Your Birthday! Grin and Bear It!




Are you ready for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion?! It's that time, again, and we have a fun new theme for you this week!

This time, our theme is "Grin and Bear It." We want to see all of your projects featuring a bear. We know people love to use bears on their cards and things, so we felt like this would be a fun theme. The possibilities are endless!

Come on over and play along with us at Craft Your Passion. Our sponsor this week is the oh so talented Kayla, of Purple Panda Designs. Play along with us for your chance to win!

Kayla gave the DT the most adorable bear images to use on our projects this week. My card uses the sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches, Stamp With Fun and at Sketch and Stash. for the layout. I used some fun papers for this one, too! The image is colored with Promarkers. I've used papers, a punched scalloped circle and punched scalloped border from Stampin Up. I got these goodies as one of my freebies from the recent Sale-A-Bration catalog, and dressed them up by adding glitter and sparkle with a clearstar gelly roll pen. The large adhesive pearls were part of the 99 cent bling I bought at the Scrapbook Expo I just attended over the weekend. Gotta love that bargain bling!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #107 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
No (Rubber) Stamps??? at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #134 Birthday at Everybody-Art
Challenge #40 Two Or More Embellishments at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #58 Go Dotty at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #15 Clean and Simple at Digistamps4Joy
Lace at Creative Crafts
Challenge #58 Get Creative With Your Punches at Meljen's Desins
Challenge #49 From The Kitchen at Penny's Paper-Crafty
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot
Challenge #12 Birthday For A Teen at Charisma Cardz
SISC52 Punch It Out at Stamp Insanity
DDCC#105 Celebration at Dutch Dare
Challenge #37 Inspired By An Elvis Song (Sweet Little Sixteen) at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #4 Cupcakes or Celebration at Craft Us Crazy
Challenge #59 Cuddly and Cute at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #49 All About Animals at Phindy's Place
Challenge #16 For Mum Or A Special Lady at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #6 Birthday Girl at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Challenge #48 Cute and Cuddly at Sentimental Sundays (Sentiment is on the balloon)
Challenge #104 Colors and Cupcake at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #13 Cutie Patootie at Pile It On
Challenge #14 Die Cuts Or Punches
Challenge #58 Sketch at Sketch and Stash
March Inspiration Challenge at InStyle Stamps
Challenge #10 Happy Birthday With Lots of Pearls at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #87 Sparkle and Shine at Incy Wincy
Challenge #104 Sketch at Stamp With Fun
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Let's Glitter and Glitz It at Whoopsi Daisy
DDC#65 Old (Clearstar Jelly Roll Pen), New (DP from SU), Borrowed (Pearls from stash) and Blue (Scalloped border) at Dutch Dare
Color Challenge: Yellow, Pink and Green at Paper Cupcakes
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #20 Clean & Simple at Woodware USA
Challenge #40 Do It Yourself at Simply Create
Extra! Extra! What's New Cupcake at Stamping Vacation
Embellish It: Glitter at Stamping Vacation

It's Spring! Wanna Pet My Lamb?




Happy happy Monday, everyone! And what a Marvelous Monday, it is! I've been enjoying the wonderful weather we have here! (Let's not talk about those occasional bouts of cold we've had sneaking in here and there. Shhhhhh) I'm n the mood for Spring and am already thinking about Easter.

Today, I'm going to show you Spring Lamb, from Shelly's Images. Isn't he just the cutest?! And, that means he's the featured image - So, you can get him, today only, in Shelly's Store,for a special price! He is perfect for Spring cards and Easter cards! Be quick and beat the herd! Hurry on over to the store and get him before the sale is over! Check out Shelly's other fabulous images, while you're there!

For my layout, I've used the fabulous sketch at Priscilla's Styles. I never ever win there, but I love their sketches, so I do play along from time to time. The sketches this week are particularly fun and interesting, and I couldn't resist using one for my card, today. Ive used a pale yellowish gold card base, and scraps of lovely spring colored papers in shades of pink and green. This is a girly springy eastery card! LOL! The image is colored with Promarkers. The green and pink flowers are from Flor-A Doodle. I removed the original gems from the flowers and replaced them with clear gems (because the colors didn't match originally). The lime green glittered flowers and ribbon are from my stash, as is the little polka dotted bow. I used my clearstar gelly roll pen to add sparkle all over the card, and I think I got a little carried away! LOL! Really, though it doesn't look bad in person, but if you blow up this pic on your screen, it looks like this poor little lamb and his surroundings were attacked by a glitter bug!
(I guess that glitterbug would be me!) =P


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

MMSC96 Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #96 at Priscilla's Styles
It's A Mom Thing (Or Just Be Girlie) at Papertake Weekly
No (Rubber) Stamps??? at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #40 Two Or More Embellishments at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #58 Go Dotty (polka dots on bow) at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #20 Two Tone at Creatalicious
Challenge #144 Ribbons, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Mother's Day/Girlie at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #27 Anything Goes at Crafts and Me
Pastels And Ribbon at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #35 Spring Has Sprung at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #92 In The Garden at Passion For Promarkers
PWC146 Spring at Paper Pretties
Challenge #28 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Sisters
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot
Challenge #52 Ribbons and Bows at Digi Doodle Shops Best
Challenge #48 Spring Fling at Sew Many Challenges
Challenge #37 Inspired By An Elvis Song (Spring Fever) at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #87 Spring at Hanna and Friends
Add An Animal at Southern Girls
Challenge #12 Shine On at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #65 Bloomin' Beautiful at Sassy Studio Designs
Spring at Stamp Something
Challenge #59 Cuddly and Cute at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #49 Oh So Spring at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #18 Spring at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #22 Celebrate Spring at Mami Doodles
Touch It, Feel It at Tellen's Place
Challenge #50 Spring at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #18 Flowers or Flowers and Pearls at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #17 Animals at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #49 All About Animals at Phindy's Place
Challenge #18 Floral Fantasy at Delicious Doodles
Bring On Spring at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #73 Spring Is Sprung at Totally Gorjuss
Happy at Fairy Knoll
GCA #129 Hop On Over at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #13 Cutie Patootie at Pile It On
ASC38 Happy Spring at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #6 Photo Inspiration (Flowers) at Jay Gee's Nook
challenge #8 Springtime at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #9 Spring at Stamp and Create
Color Challenge at InStyle Stamps
Challenge #48 Spring Florals at Bee Crafty
Challenge #10 Easter at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #87 Sparkle and Shine at Incy Wincy
Challenge #30 Spring at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Let's Glitter and Glitz It at Whoopsi Daisy
Color Challenge: Yellow, Pink and Green at Paper Cupcakes
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Easter at Karen's Doodles
Occasion Oasis Easter at Stamping Vacation
Embellish It: Glitter at Stamping Vacation

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shelly's Images Has Openings For Guest Designers! Come Play With Us!




Whoo Hoo! Have you heard?!

Shelly's Images has added Guest Designer positions! We're looking for fun, creative people to join us as Guest Designers for future Marvelous Mondays!

You can check out the post, at Shelly's Images, here.

I've also listed the requirements for you, below:

If you are interested in being a Guest Designer for Shelly's Images please email Shelly at shelly@shellysimages.com. Please include your blog address and the dates that you would be available for a Guest Designer position.

Please consider joining us for a Guest Designer position! We'd love to have you!


Requirements:

1. You must have a blog and be willing to post our Marvelous Monday information on your blog along with your project. Your blog post can go to your blog anytime on the Monday feature day.

2. Projects are due on the Sunday prior to the Marvelous Monday feature. All you have to do is email them to Shelly.

What you get from us:

1. Your blog information and project featured on our blog.

2. You will receive the digi that is being featured on your Guest Designer Marvelous Monday, for free!


It is that easy....and that fun!

Come join us!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shelly's Images Wants YOU! DT Call! !! DT Call!


To Join Shelly's Images
Terrifically Talented Design Team!!



****** Design Team Call - Open through April 15 ******
Shelly's Images is looking for a team of talented folks to join our current Design Team.
This call is open to EVERYONE - no design team experience needed and it doesn't matter WHERE in the World you are, we'd love to have you join our team!!

Check out the 411 On Design Team Responsibilities and then click on over to the Design Team Application.

We can't wait to have YOU join us!! We've seen all the wonderful work you do!! :)

Click Here Or On the Links, Above, For More Details!

Hurry! The call Ends April 15!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Look At My Support Bra!




Once again, it's challenge time at Craft Your Passion! The theme this week is Thank You, or Show Your Support. Come on over and play along with us! Our sponsor, this week is the fabulous Melissa Jenkins, at Meljen's Designs. You could win some fab digi's from Melissa!

Gee, I most love polka dots and pearls, today! I went with a very simple look for my card. Mostly because I wanted to show off this cute image. One of several that Melissa was kind enough to give the DT to work with. The image is called Little Brazier. I just fell in love with it when I seen it. Gotta love a good support bra! The image is colored with Promarkers. The digi papers are from Floppy Latte Designs. They're actually scraps from my stash, from previous cards. The sentiment is computer generated. I cut those little banners by hand. I'm sure you can tell, since they aren't the straightest cut in the world! LOL I used pearls on the bra to add a little bling.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Challenge #39 Spots and Dots at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #20 Two Tone at Creatalicious
Challenge #50 Dots at Meljen's Designs
Photo Inspiration and Texture (Pearls) at Crafts And Me
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star at HotSpot
Challenge #51 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
I See Dots at Guylou's Inimitability
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at Paper Cutz
Challenge #47 Hot Stuff/Warm Colors/Sunshine at Phindy's Place
Birthday or Thank You at Fairy Knoll
For A Mum Or Special Lady at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #28 Inspired By A Song (Thank You For Being A Friend) at Crafty Emma's
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #19 Black, White And ??? (Red) at Woodware USA

Happy Mother's Day




Are you ready for a new challenge? This fortnight, we are celebrating Mother's Day at Ooh La La. Come on over and show us how you celebrate mom. If you play along with us, you could win some fabulous products!

I admit, I had a hard time with this project. I lost my mom last year around Mother's Day, after numerous hospital stays. It was so hard on all of us and it is so hard to believe she is gone.

Anyway, I apologize, in advance, for the fact this card certainly isn't one of my best.

For my project, I've created a card using all digi papers and elements from ooh La La Creation's new "All Dressed Up" CD. This CD has tons of wonderful papers and fashion related images. There's also a section called The Flower Shop, which is where this particular selection is from. You can get this CD here.

For the layout, I used the sketch at Sew many Challenges. I went with shades of purple and blue this time. As you know, if you visit my blog often, I love purple. This paper is gorgeous and I couldn't wait to use it once I seen it on the new CD. The circular sentiment and the image are both attached using foam tape, for dimension.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #110 Mother's Day at Crafty Creations
Challenge #27 Spring Flowers at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #51 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Sketch at Sew Many Challenges
Challenge #74 Mother's Day at Crafty Catz
Going Green (on DP) at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #6 Mother's Day at Stampin' For The Weekend
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at Paper Cutz
Challenge #34 For Mum at Easy Craft Projects
For A Mum Or Special Lady at Craft Your Days Away
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
GL14 Die Cuts or Punches at Gingerloft
Challenge #7 Mother's Day at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #3 Mother's Day at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #85 Mother's Day at Die Cut Dreams

I'll Have Some Pearls With My Carrots






Good Morning Bloggers!! And what a Marvelous Monday it is! Today is another Featured image at Shelly's Images. Whoo Hoo!


Today, Shelly's Images is thinking about Spring and the garden, featuring the new Carrot Patch image.

This fabulous image can be yours, today only, at a special price, in Shelly's Store. Check out the other wonderful images, too, while you're there!

For my card layout, I used the fabulous sketch at One Crazy Stamper. Not sure why I mixed in some scraps of vintage paper on this card, but it seemed to be just right to me. I love the colors together. And you all know how much I love polka dots in any size! I found this cool ribbon trim at Michael's a long time ago, in the dollar bin and just never had used it. I thought it was about time to put it to use. I used pearls to add to the centers of the flowers. The image, of course is by Shelly's Images and colored with Promarkers. Pearls were also used to embellish the bottom left corner of the image. I added this cute silver and white glittery butterfly as a finishing touch. All items used to create this card are from my stash.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Sketch at One Crazy Stamper
Trio Tastic (3 Panels of Green and white paper) at Papertake Weekly
Green at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #39 Spots and Dots at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #20 Two Tone at Creatalicious
Challenge #50 Dots at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #61 Sketch or Green at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #35 Spring Has Sprung at The Creative Cottage
SDC26 Animals, Insects (butterfly) or Birds at Stampotiue
Green at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #27 Spring Flowers (flower ribbon/trim) at Scrapbook Sisters
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot
Challenge #66 Go Green at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #51 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #72 Things With Wings (Butterfly) at AI Factory
Going Green at The Crafty Purple Frog
I See Dots at Guylou's Inimitability
Challenge #6 Up In The Air at Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Amber's Crafts
Challenge #18 Spring at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #83 Anything Goes at Paper Cutz
Challenge #47 Welcome Spring at I Did It Creations
Challenge #22 Celebrate Spring at Mami Doodles
Challenge #50 Spring at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #17 Go Green at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #47 Hot Stuff/Warm Colors/Sunshine at Phindy's Place
Bring On Spring at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #48 Spring Florals at Bee Crafty
challenge #29 Green at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #113 The Letter C (Carrots) at Creative Belli Blog
Spring at Card Cupids
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #12 Pearls and Rhinestones at Pile It On
ASC38 Happy Spring at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #113 Use A Digi at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #57 Photo Inspiration (color-green) at Critter Challenge
Challenge #103 Spring at Stamp With Fun
Challenge #21 Spring at Creative Stamp Friends
Spring at Stamps R Us
Challenge #31 Butterflies at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #6 Flower Power at Digi's By Phooka
Challenge #1 Happiness Is Spring at Happy Craftin Critters
Challenge #5 Brads, Gems or Pearls at Little Miss Muffet
Challenge #9 Spring at Stamp and Create

Friday, March 18, 2011

Do You Have Attitude?!

Hey You!






Do You Have an Attitude or at least know how to create one?!

Digi's With Attitude is having a DT call and they're looking for you! (And hopefully for me! LOL)

When I found out DWA is having a DT call, I had to give it a try! I love love love their images and would love to work with these talented ladies.

Now, I just have to cross my fingers and hope I have enough "Attitude!"


You can heck out all the info for the DT call, here!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mmm Candy!!





Check out this yummy candy Patricia has on offer:


For your chance to win, visit Patricia's Blog!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Going Glittery and Girly for Iris' Spot




Here I am, again! This time, with a new project for Iris' Spot. She has a new challenge starting today, and wants us to use Glitter. How easy is that?! And who doesn't love glitter?!

If you aren't familiar with Iris' Spot, you really need to stop over and check it out. This lovely young lady has her own challenge blog and makes such cute cards! She could use your support in her challenges, so I hope you'll stop by and play along! The sponsor this week, is CocoDingo, so you could win some fun digi images from her shop, for playing along with us!


My card uses the sketches at Friday Sketchers, Get Sketchy, Corrosive, Quirky Crafts, Card Positioning Systems, There She Goes and at The Pixie Cottage. The image is from CocoDingo and is colored with Promarkers. I used a metalic silver pen to add a metallic look to the chain handle of the handbag. The handbag has glitter accents that I added with my clearstar gelly roll pen. All papers are scraps from my stash. The glitter flowers with gem centers are from Flor-A-Doodle. The sheer black and white polka dotted ribbon is from Walmart.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #145 Sketch at Friday Sketchers
Use Those Scraps at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #38 Three Or More Patterned Papers at Fresh Brewed Designs
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #60 Sketch at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #144 Ribbon at Paper Pretties
Glitter Up Some Images at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #57 G (Girly) R (Ribbon) E (Embellishment - Flowers) E (Evening Bag) N (New Image) at Raise The Bar
Challenge #33 Flowers at Sarah Hurley
Flowers at Southern Girls
Challenge #1 Layers at Do You Stack Up
S Is For Stripes at Alphabet Challenge
GS #78 Sketch at Get Sketchy
Challenge #3 Glitz and Glamour at CardmadFairy's
Challenge #125 Flowers For Mum at Saturday Challenge
Scallops Anyone at Catch The Bug
Challenge #2 Flowers at Little Claire's Designs
Embellish It: Glitter at Stamping Vacation
You Name The Challenge (Spots and Stripes) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #107 Sketch at Corrosive
Challenge #53 Glitter and Gems at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #6 Sketch at Quirky Crafts
Challenge #13 use Those Flowers at Gingerloft
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #20 Two Tone at Creatalicious
CPS209 Sketch at Card Positioning Systems
Challenge #41 Pink and Glitter at Paper Playtime
TSG98 Sketch at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #19 Dieing To Punch It Out at Wild Orchid Challenge
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #14 1,2,3's (1 CS, 2 DP, 3 embelli's : ribbon & flowers in two colors) at Happileigh Scrappin'
Challenge #5 Photo Inspiration at Digi's By Phooka
Embellish It: Glitter at Stamping Vacation

Sketch It Up at Craft Your Passion




Holy smokes! All of you crafters out there were really busy, this past week! We had 482 entries for our Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion! Wow! I think that is a record number for us! Thank you so much, to everyone who plays along with us! We appreciate your support, so much!

Today, we have a new challenge for you at Craft Your Passion. This time, we have a sketch, by our very own Lauretta! I love sketch challenges, becase they help me learn new ways to lay out my cards. We hope you love sketches, too, and will play along with us! You could win a great digi prize!


Our sponsor this week is Digi's By Phooka. If you love cute images, you will love Digi's By Phooka. Myriam creates some of the most adorable images and is offering some images of the winners choice, for this week's prize. Myriam was kind enough to give our DT some of her cute images to play with, for this challenge, too! Thank you, Myriam!

I've created a fun card for you today, using Lauretta's sketch at Craft Your Passion. The adorable image is from Digi's By Phooka, and is colored with Promarkers. I added some white highlights to the cupcake with a white Opaque pen by Inksentials, as well as some glitter and sparkle to the strawberry with my clearstar gelly roll pen. I found this scrap of paper in my stash and thought it would be perfect for this card! The gold foil heart is from a package of doilies I bought around Valentine's Day. I used my new Martha Stewart leaf punch to punch some leaves to add around my flower. The flower is from Martha Stewart. The white pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You, and is punched using oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. The sentiment has been mounted with foam tape.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Use Those Scraps at Tuesday Throwdown
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #52 Punch Me Something Sweet and Sassy
Challenge #90 Food and Drink at Passion For Promarkers
Glitter Up Some Images at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #65 Thank You For Being You at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #50 Pearls at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #57 G (Green) R (Rose) E (Edible-Cupcake) E (Embellishment-Pearls) N (New Image) at Raise The Bar
SISC50 Holy Guacamole at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #33 Flowers at Sarah Hurley
Challenge #41 Color at Paper Romance
Challenge #1 Layers at Do You Stack Up
Week #122 Clean and Simple at One Stop Craft Challenge
Challenge #125 Flowers For Mum at Saturday Challenge
Scallops Anyone (edges of heart doily) at Catch The Bug
Challenge #2 Flowers at Little Claire's Designs
Embellish It: Glitter (on strawberry) at Stamping Vacation
You Name The Challenge (Use A Doily) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #13 use Those Flowers at Gingerloft
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #41 Pink and Glitter at Paper Playtime
Challenge #19 Dieing To Punch It Out at Wild Orchid Challenge
Lace at Creative Crafts
In The Kitchen at Stamps R Us
Pile On The Flowers at Whoopsi Daisy
DDC#64 Good Enough To Eat at Double Dutch
Challenge #30 Let's Make It With Lace at Lollipop Crafts

Being Together





If you're a horse lover, then you are going to love Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images. Today's featured image, Being Together, is on sale, today only, in Shelly's Store! Saddle up and trot on over to Shelly's store and pick this beauty up for yourself. You'll be glad you did!

For my card today, I've used the fun sketches at Inspirational Card Sketches and Get Sketchy, for my layout.

Of course, the image, Being Together, is today's featured image at Shelly's Images. I've used a couple different mediums, this time, for coloring the image. First, I colored the image in with my oh so wonderful Promarkers. Then, I decided I wanted to add some distressing elements to the card, so I broke out my new, never used distressing kit by Making Memories. It comes with so many fun things that I still haven't used yet, but I did break out the edging tool for this project, as well as the chalks. The chalks came in green, tan and black. I edged the entire image in the green, very lightly. Next, I added the tan t the sky, and then used the black chalks to add some a shaded muffled cloudy look to the sky and between the slats of the fence. The distressing edger tool was used to distress the edges of the card base, and the matting on the image. I really like how it turned out, and it is sooooo much nicer to look at in person!

The woodgrain DP (Which you can't see much of, sorry) and the cowboy themed DP are scraps from my stash, as are the star shaped buttons. The buttons came from a western top my mom used to have. I save buttons off clothing when it gets thrown away. Go Green! I had purchased the metal ribbon slider brads and the leather cord at Hobby Lobby specifically for this project, and had intended to thread the cord through the ribbon slider brad. Things don't always work out they way we plan, though, do we? I found out that the cord was too thick to fit through the metal slider.... so I had to quickly come up with a plan B! What you see here, is Plan B! LOL! I had bought both of these for use on this card, and darn it, I was determined to make it happen! It looks different than it did in my head, but then, projects usually do once they roll around in my head and come spilling out onto paper!

I had so much fun making this project! I hope you'll enjoy looking at it.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Challenge #105 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
ODBDSLC52 Use Leather or Pearls at Our Daily Bread
No Flowers at Creative Card Crew
Use Those Scraps at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #19 Male Card Using Brown and 3 Stars at Creatalicious
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #52 Punch Me Something Sweet (image) and Sassy (leather)
Challenge #112 Animals at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #89 Project/Card For A Male at Moving Along With The Times
SISC50 Holy Guacamole at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #41 Color at Paper Romance
Challenge #143 Best Friends at Rainbow Lady's
Challenge #1 Layers at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #5 Wild West at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #63 Go Green (Recycled Buttons) at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #33 Use Green at Easy Craft Projects
GS #78 Sketch at Get Sketchy
Challenge #17 Go Green at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #16 Use Green at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #22 Memories at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #27 Men Only at Crafty Emma's
You Name The Challenge (Use Leather) at Stamping Vacation
March Pick 3 Green, Stars, Buttons) at Stamping Vacation
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Green at Card Cupids
Challenge #112 Buttons at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #85 For The Boys at Incy Wincy
CCH#58 Eyelets or Brads (ribbon slider brad) at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #14 1,2,3's (1 CS, 2 DP, 3 embelli's : buttons, cord, brad) at Happileigh Scrappin'
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Love You, Man




It's challenge time, again, at Ooh La La!

Our challenge, this round, is to make a male card. I find it difficult, sometimes, to make male cards, but I really had fun with this one! We'd love for you to play along with us, and show us your male cards. You could win some awesome products from Ooh La La! If you haven't, already, you really need to check out their CDs! So many fabulous pre-colored images, and digi papers!

I'm created my project using digi paper and a digi image. I decided to try decoupage for the first time. What fun! This litle android image, is perfect for the decoupage and so much fun to play with. The android and matching paper are from ooh La La Creation's Teentastique CD, available here. The pieces for the decoupage are all pre printed and you have several choices of which pieces you want to cut out and make "pop up." I used foam mounting tape to make different parts of my android pop up. The red and white baker's twine on my card is from Pizzazz Aplenty. (They have great stuff by the way! Check out their fabulous prices!) I used my Crop-O-Dile Big Bite to punch the holes for the twine. The heart is a punch by Marvy and is mounted, also, with foam mounting tape. The sentiment is computer generated, then punched with oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up and mounted with foam tape.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Celebrations at Digital Tuesday
Inspired By A Song (Robot Boy) at Try It On Tuesday
Top Tip #24 Favorites (Baker's Twine) at Top Tip Tuesday
Repeat Impressions M2 CASE Card Challenge
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
SISC49 I'm So Touchy Feely at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #10 Kinder at Fairy Tale Challenge
March Digi Day at Stamp Something
R Is For Ribbons at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song (Song: Robot Boy) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #15 Make The Card You Want at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #5 Anything Goes at Send A Smile 4 Kids
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #40 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Challenge #15 Anything Goes at Card Cupids
challenge #83 Fly Me To The Moon (Android-Space character) at Pollycraft
New Techniques (Decoupage) at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #41 Fabric (Baker's Twine) at Crafty Cardmakers
Anything Goes at MyGrafico

Show Us Anything!





This is our first challenge for March, and so it is time, again, for "Anything Goes" at Craft Your Passion. Whoo Hoo! I love this theme and we know all of you, do, too!

This time, we have not three sponsors for you, but four! Wow! Can you believe it?! You don't want to miss out on playing along, this week, believe me! There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Our digi sponsors, this week, are Stamp and Create, (who are giving one lucky winner some fantastic digi stamps from Wags n Whiskers), and Fanyella. France, of Fanyella, is also giving some fun digi images to one lucky winner! Both of these wonderful companies have given the DT some fun images to work with, too!

We also have two wonderful non digi sponsors, this week! First up is Letraset, who's offering up a package of Promarkers to one lucky Winner! Then there's The Artistic Stamper, who is giving one winner £15.00 worth of stamps, from their store!

My project today is using the Wags 'n Whiskers image called, "Gemma and Bella's Spring Fun." I've tried to go with bright spring colors for my card. The image is colored with Promarkers. These bright cheerful papers are from K & C Company. (Isn't the one with the gold foil gorgeous?!) Card layout fits the sketch at Get Sketchy. I've used glittered flowers from Flor-A-Doodle as accents in one corner, and lots of tiny white pearls to accent the flower centers on the image. I used my clearstar gelly roll pen to add some glitter and sparkle to the ribbons on the image, and their eyes.The bright pink sheer ribbon adds the finishing touch.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Celebrations at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #131 Spring at Everybody-Art
Inspired By A Song (Girls Just Want To Have Fun) at Try It On Tuesday
Top Tip #24 Favorites (Pearls) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #48 U R Such An Animal at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #48 Going For The Green at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Welcome Spring at Delightful challenges
Challenge #59 Sketch or Spring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #51 Show Me Some Springy Yellow Flowers at Cooking It Up With Katie
Challenge #89 Sugar Rush (girly) at Passion for Promakers
Challenge #112 Animals at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #25 Spring at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #34 Flowers at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Challenge #9 Four Legged Friends at Charisma Cardz
SISC49 I'm So Touchy Feely at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #102 Who's Who In The Zoo at Dutch Dare
Challenge #32 Four Legged Friends at Sarah Hurley
Challenge #9 Just Green It at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #62 Green at Sassy Studio
March Digi Day at Stamp Something
R Is For Ribbons at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #69 Be Inspired at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #5 Springtime at Stampin' For The Weekend
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song (Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #18 Spring at Crafty Calendar
Embellish, Embellish, Embellish at Tellen's Place
Challenge #77 Sketch at Get Sketchy
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #10 Kinder at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #38 Power of Flowers at Simply Create
Challenge #5 Anything Goes at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Clean and Simple - Flowers At Stamping Vacation
Challenge #33 Green at Easy Craft projects
Challenge #16 Something Green at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #15 Make The Card You Want at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #3 Glitz and Glamour at Cardmad Fairy's
Think Spring at Fairy Knoll
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #15 Anything Goes at Card Cupids
Challenge #111 Use A Ribbon at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #19 Green at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #48 Spring Florals at Bee Crafty
Challenge #2 Flowers at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #40 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #106 Going Green at Corrosive
GCA#127 Let's Hear It For Green at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #101 Photo Inspiration (Color: green and flowers) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #13 use Those Flowers at Gingerloft
Spring Break at Stamp and Create
TPE#95 Spring Time at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #41 Fabric (Ribbon) at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #29 Critters at Lollipop Crafts
Spring at Stamp 'n Doodle

You're My Pot of Gold





Wow, time is flying by! Can you believe its already time for another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images?

This week, at Shelly's Images, we are thinking green! St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, so we just had to feature a new St. Patty's Image! Today, we are featuring Pot 'O Gold. Just perfect for your St Patrick's Day cards, isnt it?! Even better, it is available, today only, at a special price, in Shelly's Store. Check out the other wonderful images, too, while you're there!


For my project today, I challenged myself to make a St Patrick's Day card for a friend. Do you think this is a nice St Patty's Day card for a guy?

I can't believe I've never done a St. Patty's Day card, before now! I found some clover paper in my stash that I didn't realize I had, so it worked out perfectly. My image, of course, is the featured image this week at Shelly's Images, and the sentiment is a freebie that Shelly gave away on her blog, along with a 4 leaf clover, on Friday. (If you hurry, you can still pick those up, too!) The image is colored with Promarkers. Card layout is the sketches at Dude Time Doodles and In Style Stamps.. The clover ribbon is from my stash. I found it on clearance last year at Walmart for 50 cents a roll and bought 4 rolls of it. (Can't resist a bargain!) The round Kiss Me I'm Irish seal and the clover embellishments are from Recollections and are mounted with foam tape for dimension and 3D effect. The sentiment is mounted with foam tape, as well. An opaque white pen from Inksentials was used to add the faux stitching. I used a clearstar gelly roll pen to add glitter and sparkle to the rainbow, the coins, buckle, clover and handles on the pot of the image.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Celebrations at Digital Tuesday
Inspired By A Song (Pot Of Gold) at Try It On Tuesday
Challenge #48 Going For The Green at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Welcome Spring at Delightful challenges
Challenge #59 Sketch or Spring at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #25 Spring at Scrapbook Sisters
No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
March Sketch Challenge at Dude Time Doodles
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Challenge #17 Stitching (Real or Faux) at Ladybug Crafts
No Cook Recipe (11 Image,2+ PP, 3 Diff embellishments - clovers, seal, ribbon) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #27 Stitching at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #64 Seeing Polka Dots at Pixie Dust Studio
SISC49 I'm So Touchy Feely at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #9 Just Green It at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #62 Green at Sassy Studio
March Digi Day at Stamp Something
R Is For Ribbons at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song (Song: Pot Of Gold) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #18 Spring at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #81 St Patrick's Day at Paper Cutz
Challenge #33 Green at Easy Craft projects
Challenge #21 Monochrome Green at Mami Doodles
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #16 Something Green at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #15 Make The Card You Want at Delicious Doodles
St. Patrick's Day at Stamping With The Dragon
Think Spring at Fairy Knoll
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #26 St. Patrick's at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #106 Going Green at Corrosive
Good Luck at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #101 Photo Inspiration (Color: green) at Cupcake Inspirations
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #15 Anything Goes at Card Cupids
Challenge #111 Use A Ribbon at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #19 Green at Really Reasonable Ribbon
March Sketch Challenge at InStyle Stamps
Lucky St Patrick at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #52 Luck Of The Irish at The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #40 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Challenge #41 Fabric (Ribbon) at Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #101 You Lucky Duck at Stamptacular Sunday
GCA#127 Let's Hear It For Green at Ann's Creative Nook
St Patrick's Day at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #53 Go Green at Karen's Doodles
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Occasion Oasis: St. Patrick's Day at Stamping Vacation

Thursday, March 3, 2011

There's a new challenge blog in town!

I know how you all love entering challenges, so I thought I'd tell you about a new challenge blog coming to the world of challenges! The new blog is called Birthday Sundaes and will be having a Grand Opening in the Spring!





Here is a little about Birthday Sundaes:

Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011. The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes! I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.

They're offering blog candy right now, AND having a DT call! Check them out, here!