Thursday, March 26, 2015

Got Carrots?

Good morning everyone!

Just popping in today to share a really fun Easter card with you!
This adorable rabbit and sentiment is from Paper Pretties... It's colored with Copics, I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing and the papers are from MME. The Chevron die is from MFT and to created the carrot I used a MFT heart die, a woodgrain ef and a MS Branch punch... added a small raffia bow and Voila- it's done!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10)- Make Your Mark (I used Copics)
Animal Friends- Easter
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes with a Twist of Easter
Card Mania- Spring
C.R.A.F.T.-Inspired By A Film (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew- Easter Critters
Deep Ocean- Easter/Spring
MAWTT- In the Wild

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring is in the Air...

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm here to share my second post as the Guest Designer over at 

The current challenge is... Spring is in the Air and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a sweet Easter image from Prima Marketing... 
It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The flowers were created with the Flowers Creations three nesties, I used a MFT die for the Dainty Lace Border and a Fiskar punch for the corners. The papers are from MME- the Notable collection, Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed inks were used for the distressing and to finish it up I added tiny yellow pearls to the center of the flowers.    

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your 'Spring is in the Air' cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! :o)

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Bingo (Easter, border & pearls)
Crafty Gals- Hippity Hop: Easter Theme
Creative Craft Cottages- Three of a Kind (3 flowers & pearls)
Die Cut Divas- Spring / Children
DoubleClick Skittles- Use a Bunny, Basket or Easter
Fairy Tale- Flower Power
 Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Scrap & Craft- Flowers
 Simon Says StampSpring Pinterest Inspiration (chicks, basket & eggs)
Whimsy InspirationUse A Die Cut

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Magical Birthday

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month it's 
everyone's favorite... Anything Goes!  
Our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter and my card features the sweet Balloon Ride image! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The bg is embossed with the CB Seeing Dots folder and the paper is from MME. I used a MFT die for the clouds and cut them out twice- once out of white cs and then layered a piece of pastel green vellum over them... the enamel dots, twine and button are all from my stash.

Now pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration from the
rest of the DT!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Anya, Oddies, and Others- March: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Celebrate
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Cute,Cute,Cute
Mema's- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles- Birthdays
Simon Says StampThings That Fly
Sisterhood of CraftersPhoto/Color Inspiration: 

Suzy Bee's Bloomin'- Anything goes with a twist- spots and/or stripes 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

String Bean Leprechauns

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards to share with you... These little cuties are part of the String Bean Leprechauns bundle from Melondeadz 
that I won!! :)

They are colored with Copics and on this card I printed the image twice so I could pop up the hat, shamrock and shoes with foam tape for more dimension. 
On this card I decided to go with a mint green & gold color combo and I added some distressing- I wanted it to be completely different from my first card...  
AND I merged two images together- just enough so the leprechauns would be
holding hands!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes with a Twist of Green
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas- The Luck of the Irish
Get Creative- Green
Melonheadz Friends- Use Green
Open-Minded- Luck (2nd card)
 Pile It On- Green
Sweet 7- (March)- Lucky Gold (2nd card)
Tuesday Throwdown- Good Luck (2nd card)

Supplies: Copics, The Paper Studio & Kaiser Craft Papers, Oval nesties, MFT Fishtail flag die & Dainty Lace border die, Fiskar Daisy punch, EK Success corner pumch, circle punches, $1 sentiments and shamrock punch, Vintage Phoeo DI, hand dyed seam binding and a shamrock button

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning everyone! 

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I will be joining the fabulous ladies over at Fantasy Stampers as their Guest Designer for the month of March! Thank you to Jan and the rest of the DT for letting me join in the 
fun this month! :)

The current challenge is... Mum's the Word (Mother's Day cards) and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a Sweet Lili of the Valley image.
 It's stamped with Memento black ink, I colored her skin with Copics and the rest of the image is watercolored with Tombow markers. I used MFT Stitched Circle dies to cut her out, the sentiment is from Hero Arts and the papers are from MME- the Notable collection. I used a EK Success punch to round the corners, the flowers were created with Elizabeth Crafts dies and a $1 punch... added a few tiny green gems and there you have it!

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your Mother's Day cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Digi ChoosdayMum's the Word
FHL-Throwback Thursday- ATG: use a retired or old stamp (my stamps is retired)
Just Inspirational  Mother's Day
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- One for the Girls
Scrap & CraftMothers Day
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + dies in store (Elizabeth Crafts Flower die 2)
Simon Says Stamp- Special Lady/Girly
The Artistic Stamper- (rubber Stamping) Spring is Coming

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful Babies

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... B for Beautiful Babies!
For my DT card I chose this adorable baby in bed image from Handmade Harbour... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels. I used a chain ef for the pale yellow background and a MFT die for the fishtail flag. The papers are from Recollections & Doodle Bug Design and I used punches for the flowers and to round the corners... to finish it up I added my hand dyed seam binding and tiny pink gems.

 For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC- (C10) E is for Exceptionally Cute
Aud SentimentsBingo (2 papers, flowers & die cut)
Craft for the CraicBingo (flowers, sentiment & image)
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds- Anything Goes
 Inky Chicks- Flowers 
MarkerPOP- Bright Colors- must use Copics
Perfectly RusticsLittle Boy or Girl
Southern Girls- Get Your Girly On

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Enamel Dots

Good morning everyone! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would like to see Enamel Dots on your creations! 

I have three cards to show you today and they feature images from C.C. Designs the 'Kisses and Hugs' stamp set. They're stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and I used several Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies from MFT to cut everything out. The sentiment on this card was computer generated...
and the 'Some bunny' sentiment on the next two cards came with the stamp set. The enamel dots are from Recollections, I used a EK Success punch to round the corners and to finish them up I added a couple of punched hearts :)  
Well, that's it for today... I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog because Lilian has a fabulous Faux Enamel Dots tutorial to
share with you!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe- Lots of Layers
Crafty CatzUse Your Dies/ Punches
Crafty Creations- White Plus One (Yellow & Pink cards)
DRS DesignsAll Ears (include ears)
FHL-Throwback Thursday- ATG: use a retired or old stamp (my stamp set is from 2009)
Meljens DesignsSeeing Spots (Yellow & pink cards)
Penny's Paper-CraftyLots of Layers
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Punches/ Die cuts
Simon Says StampAnything Goes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sharp Dressed Rabbit

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you a very bright spring card! :)  
This adorable little rabbit is from Handmade Harbour... he's colored with Copics and Prisma pencils. The background is embossed with the CB Fleur De Lis folder and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The Pierced Ovals dies are from MFT and I used a Impression Obsession die for the tiny tulips... added a small hemp bow and there you have it!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- Embossing: Dry Heat
Cut it UpExotic Animals- no cats or dogs
DoubleClick SkittlesUse Any Animal
Get CreativeEmbossing
Monday MorningSpring
Ooh La La CreationsAdd Something Green
That Craft Place- Film Inspired: Harvey (Starring James Stewart)
PDE Linky Party- Animals
QKR Stampede– Critters
Send a Smile 4 Kids- punches and/or die cuts
 Simon Says Stamp Monday- No Rules- anything goes
We Do Doobadoo- Spring/Greens 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Glass Half Full

Good morning everyone!

 Today I have a fun card to share with you... It features Opal the Optimist, one of the Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella! 
She's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and then I added a bit of shimmer to her hair & dress with the Wink of Stella pen. All three papers are from MME- The Sweetest Thing collection and I used Vintage Photo ink for the distressing. The Doily was cut with a Docrafts die, I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flower and a MFT die for the button... added the sequins and pearls and Voila- it's done!

I love this image and it was so fun to color! I will be adding more of these fabulous 'Uptown Girls' to my stamp collection for sure!! :)

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College FundAnything Goes with a twist of Sweet Treats
Addicted to Stamps and More- C10- Make Your Mark (I used Copics)
Catch The BugGirls just want to have fun
 Crafting for all Seasons- Dies and/or Punches 
Crafty Gals Corner- Bingo (Button, flower & pearls)
Fan-Tastic TuesdayAnything Goes with a twist: use a Die
Loves Rubber Stamps- Let It Sparkle
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Top Tip Tuesday- Rubber Stamps Only
Try It On TuesdayTic Tac Toe (flower, bling & button)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pawesome

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month we want to see your shaped cards... so NO squares or rectangles
For my creation I made a card that Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) gave to their daddy yesterday for Valentine's Day! :) AND I used my Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawesome set again! This sweet little dog is colored with Copics and the papers are from MME- the Notable collection. The sentiment was cut from a die included in the set and the letter were cut out using the Tim Holtz Typeset die. I used a MFT die for the Squiggle border and flowers... added the gems and there you have it!

This month we have two fabulous sponsors... Scrappiness Designs and Wild Orchid Crafts so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the other 'Shaped' Creations! 

Well, that's it for today... enjoy your Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by! 

I like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Puppy Love
Crafty CatzFor the Boys
Deep Ocean- Love is all around
Just Inspirational Any Animal
Meljens DesignsLoving You
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp- All Creatures Great and Small

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wild Thing

Hello everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a Valentine's Day tag card with you... 

It features an adorable little pup from the Simon Says Stamps You Are Pawesome stamp set and the coordinating dies are included! He's colored with Copics and I used several dies from MFT- the Blueprints 9 set & the Stitched Circles set. All three papers are from Studio g and the sentiments on the front are from My 
Craft Spot. 
 
Here's a peek of the inside- I kept it nice and simple using a sentiment from the You Are Pawesome set and one from Inkadinkado... to finish it up I added some punched hearts and twine.
This card is in the mail and on it's way to my In-laws house... I thought it would be fun if Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) sent their two dogs a Valentine's day card
this year! :o)

Well, that's it for now... I'll be back Sunday with another card using this same stamp set! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative MomentsAnything goes/love
Die Cuttin' Divas- Valentine Picture Inspiration
Great Impressions- Love, Love, Love!
Melonheadz Friends- Hearts/Love
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with LOVE
Simon Says Stamp- All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet 7February - Puppy Love

Friday, February 6, 2015

Let's Zentangle!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... Z for Zentangle!

Now, I have no idea how to Zentangle but I gave it a try anyway and here's my card...
I started by stamping the background with the Stampdendous 'Dream Text' stamp & VersaMark ink and then dusted it with chalk. I used a couple different sizes of Sakura Micron pens to create the image... oh and a little help from a Flow Chart ruler :o) I used it to draw the outline of the flowers and leaves... then, I went back and added a few basic zentangle patterns. I have to admit, it was very fun and I even like how funky my hand-drawn butterflies turned out! Next, I colored the image with a couple of Sharpie markers... I didn't want to use my Copics on VersaMark ink... added the twine and button and it's done!

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
fabulous cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes/Optional Twist: Use Some Doodling
Clear It Out- Anything Goes/ Stash: ruler, button & twine
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
 Fab 'n' Funky- Hearts and/or Flowers
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes/optional extra is to use book print or newsprint
Simon Says Stamp Monday- H is for... Hand-drawn image
Sister Act CardAnything Goes
 Stampavie and More- Lots of flowers 
The Corrosive- Splash of Color

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Love You Bunches

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we have a super easy theme... LOVE!! 
I decided to make a Vintage/Shabby Chic style of card featuring an adorable image from the Penny Black "Good Day" stamp set (sentiment included). I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Neenah Classic Cream cs and colored it with Copics. All three peach/coral colored papers are from MME- the Heirloom collection and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. The heart banner was cut with a La-La Land die and I used the Carnation nesties for the flowers... added two different sizes of pearls and there you have it!

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Well, that's all from me today... enjoy your Sunday and thanks so much for
stopping by! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College FundAnything Goes + stamped image carried in store
Aud Sentiments- Valentine or Love Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T.Valentines Day/Love
Dies R Us- Hearts
Fantasy StampersPS. I love you  
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Mod Squad- All about the Animals
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs- Keep It The Same (Monochromatic)
Simply Create Too- Valentine's Day or use Hearts
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wishes of a Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday everyone!

 I have a very bright birthday card to share with you today :o) 
This adorable image is from Wild Rose Studio... it's stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. The background is embossed with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain folder and I used a EK Sucsess punch for the corners. The DP is from Simple Stories and the flowers were created with Elizabeth Crafts- Bunch of Flowers 2 dies... added a few crystal gems and there you have it!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cut it Up- Die Cuts + Embossing
Cute Card Thursday- Colorful
Dies R UsDie cuts + Embossing
Dream it UpJanuary - Birthday Wishes
Little Claire's- Bright and beautiful
Penny Black and More– Stencils, Masks & Embossing Folders
Perfectly RusticsAnimals
Scrapbook Stamp SocietyAnything goes + Option: Happy Birthday
Scrapy Land- Spots and dots + dies in store (Elizabeth Crafts Flower die 2)
Sweet Stampin- Cute and Cuddly

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Celebration

Good morning everyone!

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 5th Birthday and since I LOVE Bugaboo stamps I wanted to join in! So, I have two cards to share with you today...

My first card features the super fun Gus Birthday-Old Fart image and the sentiment is included! It's colored with Copics and all three paper are from MME. I used Vintage Photo ink for the distressing and a MFT die for the button. The gems and twine are from my stash. 
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Anything Goes
Catch the Bug- Saturday Birthday Bingo- I used (Bling, Stripes & Button)
Crafty Sentiments Designs- For A Man
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- (C10) Anything Goes

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My second card features the adorable Clown Around image! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used MFT dies for the Pierced Ovals, Stitched Circle and the buttons. The paper is from Recollections and the star charm & twine are from my stash.  
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge- Birthday Card for a Boy
Catch the Bug- Sunday's Birthday Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps- The letter B- (Buttons, Birthday, Bugaboo image & Bow Tie)
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Anything Goes 4 Kids

Well, that's all from me today... Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

You've Got Mail

Good morning everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
WINTER
We have two fabulous sponsors this month Bizzy Becs and StampArt Design. My card features an adorable image from StampArt Desgin and the sentiment "You've Got Mail" is included! It's colored with Copis and I cut the Pierced Ovals & fishtail flag out with MFT dies. The postage stamps/sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the paper is from Paper Pizazz. I used the CB snowflake folder for the embossing and a $1 punch for the snowflakes... added my sequins and Voila, it's done!

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT
 Winter creations!

 That's all for now... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty CreationsBrrrrr Blues
Digistamps 4 Joy- Bingo (die, free & favorite thing- Copics) 
Eureka Stamps- Baby it's cold outside
Great Impressions- Snow Friends
Little Red Wagon- Frosty
PDE Linky Party- Blue & White
{Pin}spirationalSnowflake photo inspiration