Monday, March 28, 2011


Please take a moment to see my Pay It Forward post!

I won this adorable image from DigiStamp Boutique and the sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. I really like how this turned out.

The papers and ribbon are from my stash. The brads and flowers are from Doodlebug Design and were part of the Blog Candy that I won from Bows & Berries.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Pink Paper Paradise: Make It Monday #30
Magical Monday Challenge: Use Shaped Card
Lexi's Creations: Ribbons But No Bows or Knots
The Crazy Challenge: Shaped Card - No Squares
Scrapbook Sisters: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Southern Girls: Add an Animal
Sassy Studio Designs: Bloomin Beautiful
Totally Papercrafts: Cuddly & Cute
Phindy's Friday Challenge: All About Animals
Fairy Fun Fridays: Oh So Spring.
Card Makin' Mamas: Animals
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Back To Nature
Wee Memories: Anything Goes
Creations by Gill M: Pets
Pink Gem: Anything but Square
Sentimental Sundays: Cute & Cuddly
Pile It On: Cutie Patootie
Card Cupids: Funny Card
Creative Inspirations: No Square Cards Allowed
Bows & Berries: Inspired by Nature
Kaboodle Doodles: Spring Has Sprung
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

Clyde in Red

Please take a moment to see my Pay It Forward post!

This image is a digi from Bugaboo named Clyde. I actually did not have any buttons so I cut some off of an old shirt. Buttons are now on my shopping list! Clyde's chest and wings are done with Stickles. 

ProMarkers: Burgundy, Ruby Red, Poppy, Baby Pink

I am entering this in the following challenges:
My Partner in Crime: 3 or more buttons
Incy Wincy: Sparkle and Shine
Top Tip Tuesday: Show Me Those Buttons
Ladybug Crafts: Monochrome
Digital Tuesday: Button Up
The Cuttlebug Spot: Buttons Buttons Everywhere
Clear It Out Tuesday: Buttons
Your Next Stamp: Make it Sparkle
The Pixie Cottage: Sketch and/or Sparkle
The Rubber Cafe: Embossing
Pals Paper Arts: Embossing
Eat Sleep Stamp: Sketch
Bugaboo: Monochromatic
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Glitter and Glitz
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Central: Sparkles

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fairy and a Ladybug

Please take a moment to see my Pay It Forward post!

The image I used for this card is a freebie from Sliekje's. I just love her images! If you haven't had a chance, please check her stuff out. She is very generous with the freebies. The sentiment is also a freebie from Ginger's House. She is also very generous with her freebies. The papers are Colorbok and the flowers are K & Company.

Stamps R Us: Spring
Stamping Scrapping Challenge: Pastels
Sketch N Stash: Sketch
Shabby Tearoom: Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Punches)
House of Gilli: Pastels with Bling
Papertake Weekly: Just be Girlie
Simon Says: Girlie
Flutterby Wednesday: Open
Meljen's: Punches
Color Create Challenge: Pastels.
Fairy Tale Challenge: Green & Pink
Delicious Doodles: Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge: Angels or Fairies
Little Claire's: Pink & Green
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Spring
Sliekje's Cards Challenge: Fairy
Sparkles Forum Challenges: Springtime
Gingerloft: Punches or Dies

Spring Rain

Please take a moment to see my Pay It Forward post!

I made this little card with a digi from the Stamp Fairy and the sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. I've been wanting to use this color combo for quite a while and actually colored the image a few weeks ago. 

ProMarkers: Cerise, Mandarin, Ivory, Blush, Tan, Cool Aqua

Stamps R Us: Celebrate Spring
Stamp Fairy: Sketch
Scrap-Creations: Spring has Sprung.
Sew Many Challenges: Spring Fling
Totally Gorjuss: Spring Has Sprung

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pay it Forward 2011

I came across this while I was browsing over at Littlesnippets Blog (she has some really beautiful handmade items). I thought it sounded like fun and a great way to share our creations. So I signed up there and am offering it to you here. The first 5 who comment on this post will receive a handmade creation by me.

"I promise to send an original creation to the 1st 5 people who leave a comment here.  They must, in turn, post this, and send something they make to the 1st 5 people who comment on their status."

The rules are:

1.  It must be handmade by you

2.  It must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011

Please do not sign up unless you are fully committed to making your 5 items!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chocolate and Pink

For this card I used a digi from Kenny K.

ProMarkers: Ivory, Blush, Tan, Vanilla, Cocoa, Baby Pink, Pink Carnation, Cinnamon, Cool Gray 5

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday: Chocolate Therapy (I hope this qualifies by using the chocolate colored paper)

Lacy Ebony

This card features Dressy Ebony from The Greeting Farm. The papers I used are from DCWV's Latte Stack. The large brad is K & Company.

ProMarkers: Meadow Green, Apple, Lavender, Orchid, Ivory, Blush, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: Pick your choice - Use Green & Purple as your main colors (in honor of Mardi Gras)
Club Anya: Sketch

Swings & Slides: Taking a Break

This image is from Tales From Pollycraft Swings and Slides Collection called Taking a Break and I won him in their blog hop recently! I'm entering this into a couple of "sweet" challenges with this sweet image and his sweet lemonade. :) 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: One For the Boys 
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails 
Totally Gorjuss: Button It! 
Floweret: PLAY/Birthday Party 
Stamp Something: Something Sweet 
Art Impressions: Punches 
Bronte and Bella's Challenge Blog: Let's Hear It For the Boys! 
Amber's Crafts & Stuff: Stashbuster/Anything Goes 
Paper Pretties: Masculine 
One Stitch at a Time: Something for the Boys 
Paper Sundaes: Embossing 

The Sweet Stop: Sketch & Sweet Theme 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Gift Leah

Next up is Gift Leah from Whimsie Doodles all done up for spring.

I really love the way this turned out. I made the flower embellishments from vellum, pink crystal brads and DP.

ProMarkers: Meadow Green, Apple, Baby Pink, Cerise, Vanilla, Tan, & Cocoa.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Aly's Sunday Sketch: Happy Spring
Card Cupid's Blog: Spring Inspired Card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Is It Spring Yet?
The Crafty Pad: Use a Digi
I Did It Creations: Welcome Spring
Little Claire's: Pink & Green
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's: Sketch AND/OR Spring
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Pink & Green
Paper Cutz: Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations: Go Green
Stampin With The Dragon: Bring on Spring
Wags 'n Whiskers: Spring
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: Going Green
Delightful Challenges: Show Us Some Green
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Brads, Gems, or Pearls
Pixie Dust Studio: Go Green
Sassy Studio Designs: Make your own embellisments
Southern Girls Challenge: Use Flowers
The Creative Cottage: Spring Has Sprung
Creative Card Crew: Green
Scrapbook Sisters: Spring Flowers
By The Cute & Girly: Springtime
My Grafico: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Trio Tastic
Sweet Stamps: Think Spring
House of Gilli: Pastel with Bling
Whimsie Doodles: Green

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch

Turtle's Friend

I had time to work on several cards this weekend. This one is Turtle's Friend from Meljen's.

ProMarkers: Meadow Green, Apple, Lush Green, Tan, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, & Mandarin

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Meljen's: Use Dots
Card Makin' Mamas: Animals
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Animals
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Back to Nature

Fuzzy Wuzzy: Sketch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Angelwood's Blog Candy

You definitely want to pop over to Angelwood's Blog and check out her challenge and blog candy. Her challenge is actually for the kids! I just love this idea, I just wish my girl was still 12... Such a fun age. But, she turned 18 today and so I don't think she'd qualify. ;)

Candy #1

Candy #2

Candy #3

Lots of great stuff, be sure to check it out!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ava with Flowers

This card was made with Ava from Bugaboo's Ava and Deacon line. I think she is just darling and can't wait to try her in some different colors.

Paper: DCWV Green Stack
Embellishments: Ribbon and brads from my stash. I cut the flowers myself out of vellum that I chalked with red.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Lemon Zingy
Ladybug Crafts: Spring Colors
Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Butterflies
Saturday Challenge: Flowers for Mum
Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Green Ebony

This is Dressy Ebony from The Greeting Farm. I just love her - easy to dress up. :)

I colored her with ProMarkers: Ivory, Blush, Vanilla, Meadow Green & Apple.

I am entering her into the following challenges:
Simon Says: Anything Goes
DYSU Challenges: Layers
The Shabby Tearoom: Luck of the Irish (Green)
Scrap-Creations: Going Green
Digistamps 4 Joy: Lace
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Pearls
Paper Play Challenge: Shades of Green
Stamp Something: Green & Cream
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Make it Girly
Totally Gorjuss: Pearls and Lace
Allsorts: Luck o' the Irish
Club Anya: Sketch

Irvin Sax

I made this card for my daughter for her 18th Birthday this week. They grow up way too fast. She's into owls and she's also a musician. Her main instrument right now is the trombone although she started out on the sax. Enough bragging and on with the card!

This little owl is Irvin Sax from The Greeting Farm.

Papers: DCWV Latte Stack
Brads: K & Company
Punch: Fiskars Diamond Border
ProMarkers: Tan, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Orchid, Purple, Tulip Yellow, Vanilla, Meadow Green (eyes)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenges: Anything Goes
Southern Girls: Use Flowers
DYSU Challenge: Layers
Papercrafting Journey: Things with wings
House of Gilli: Use Green
Shelly's Images: Something Green
Meljen's: Green

The Sweet Stop: Sketch

Card for baby boy

Well, here's my attempt at a baby card.  My printer died and so I couldn't print the sentiment. :( 

The image is from is one of the adorable Moon Babies from Bugaboo and the rest is from my stash.

Promarkers: Moon - Tulip Yellow, Vanilla; Star - Yellow; Clothing & Cloud - Pearl Blue, China Blue

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Fly me to the moon
Fresh Brewed Challenges: 3 or more patterned papers
Simon Says Challenges: Anything Goes

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monochrome Blue

Hello again! :)

I've been putting more cards together this weekend so there will be more to follow tomorrow. This little gal is a freebie over at Broken Box Stock. They have some really cute stuff. I made the flowers with vellum and the edges were chalked with blue. The centers are blue rhinestone brads. The rest is from my stash. I used Promarkers:
Dress: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Sky Blue; Skin: Ivory, Blush, Baby Pink; Hair: Cocoa, Tan, Vanilla

Sketch from Friday Sketchers:

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Stampin' with Fun: Monochrome Blue
Friday Sketchers: Sketch
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ready for Spring!

It has really been a long winter season this year and lately it has been overcast, cold and rainy... blah. I was so happy to see some spring challenges.

Digi: Freebie from Bodil
Papers from stash
Edge border: EK Success
Embellishments: Clear Crystal Brads

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Southern Girls Challenge Blog: Brads, Gems or Dewdrops
Stamps R Us: For the Girls
Top Tip Tuesday: Favorites (Spring!)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch
The Crazy Challenge: Here comes Spring!
Scrap Creations: Kids
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Spring into action
Bunny Zoe Crafts: Spring... Flowers Everywhere
Gingerloft: Use those flowers

Scarlet in Green and Blue

I've been very busy this weekend as you can tell. :) I posted 3 cards yesterday and have at least 2 more for today. I am enjoying this new obsession so much. It's been great to have comments and encouragement.

Digi: Bugaboo - Scarlette Scarf and the sentiment is from Create with TLC
Papers: from stash
ProMarkers: Meadow Green, Apple Green, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Cinnamon, and Cocoa.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Ribbon: from stash

I used this sketch from Friday Sketchers:

And for the Etsy Inspired Challenge, I used colors from this listing at Desired Things as inspiration:

House of Gilli: Use Green
Pear Tree Designs: Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday: Favorites (Blue/Green/Brown color combo)
Crafty Creations: Feminine Birthday in Blues and Greens
Sassy Studio Designs: Green as Main Color
DYSU Challenge: Just Green It
Pixie Dust Studios: Seeing Polka Dots
Friday Sketchers: Sketch
Etsy Inspired Challenge: Desired Things Etsy Store
Bugaboo: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings: Green
Aud Sentiments: Birthday Card, Packaging or Gifts
Easy Craft Projects: Green
The Crafty Pad: Ribbon

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Classic Elegance

For this card, I used this image from Tiffany Doodles. I do love how this turned out. I colored it with ProMarkers: Poppy, Ruby, Burgundy, & Cool Grey 5. The designer papers are from DCWV La Creme Stack.

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Shabby Tearoom: #51 Classic Elegance
Craft Your Passion: Girly Girl
Papercraft Star: Songs, Movies, Books Inspirations (The Lady in Red)
Pear Tree Designs: Ribbon
Stamps R Us: For the Girls
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers: Sugar Rush: Girly, Fluffy, Pretty
Shelly's Images: Lots of Layers
Stamp Man Challenge Blog: Curls and Swirls
Digis With Attitude: Anything Goes
Stamp Something: Use a Digi
One Stop Craft Challenge: Black, White and One Other Color
Wild Orchid Challenges: Anything Goes
Fancy Free 4ever: Sketch


I made this card using a freebie from DZ Doodles and a sentiment from Create with TLC.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
DZ Doodles: Sketch
Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes plus Sentiment
Creative Inspirations: Stripes
A Spoonful of Sugar: Tags
Tuesday Throwdown: Tag your it!
Charisma Cardz: Four Legged Friends
Meljen's: U R Such an Animal
Critter Sketch Challenge: Sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday: Favorites (puppies)
The Creative Cottage: Tag your it!

Aqua and Yellow

I got this little gal from VN Digital Art.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations: Flowers
Sketch n Stash: Sketch (The lace, flowers and papers all came from my stash)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: You've Been Framed

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bows and Berries Blog Candy Winner!!!!!

I am so excited to say that I won the blog candy that was offered at Bows and Berries. You can check out their shop here: Bows and Berries Digital Stamp Shop.

Thank you, thank you!!!!!