Friday, June 29, 2012

Phindy's Friday Challenge




TGIF! Time for another Phindy's Friday Challenge! The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is make a project based on a favorite song or movie. Pretty easy and versatile challenge, hope you will join us.

For my song choice I went with Elvis! My dad has always been a fan, and I think it has rubbed off on me. Elvis' Can't Help Falling in Love, is what I based my card on. Perfect for an anniversary card I think. Here are the lyrics if you aren't familiar with them:

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you




I went with Together for my image this week. I'm always so fond of images that show the backs of people, just love them and this one is no exception. Such a sweet and tender image.  Phindy has lots of great images in the shop that would work out perfectly with this challenge.

Hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has created this week. Play along with the challenge to win some prizes. It's not necessary to use a Phindy image, but if you do you get entered twice, so that is some pretty good incentive! 

My sketch comes from The Pink Elephant Challenge 154.




Card Recipe:
Image: Phindy's Place Together
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, SU Purely Pomegranate, October Afternoon dsp
Extras: copics, nesties, sewing machine, Viva pearl pen, Kaiser pearls, dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing folder



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sassy Studio Relay Challenge

Happy Thursday! Our Sassy Studio Designs "Sassy in the City" progressive relay continues. Today's image is Miranda. And the challenge theme is No Nonsense, or in other words make a clean and simple creation.

My sketch comes from last week's SCS sketch. I thought it worked well to really show off Mianda.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are partying along with us this week at Sassy Studio Designs. Make sure to stop by the PCP group for some challenges, trivia and other fun chances to win some prizes.

Card Recipe:
Image: SSD Miranda
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, pattern from my scraps
Extras: copics, stickles, nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, Card Candi, MS border punch, Recollections rhinestone, Sakura stardust pen, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches

It's Tuesday, that means time for another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. This is my final DT posting for TMS, it's been a fun filled 13 months working with Melissa, Theresa and the talented DT. Thanks for having me on the team ladies, it's been a pleasure!


This one was designed by Melissa. Such a fantastic and versatile sketch.  Hope you like it and will give it a try.



Our sponsor this week is The Paper Garden. Hope you will play along for a chance to win a prize from them.

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and check out the DT creations for some inspiration.


Card Recipe:
Image: Day Dreaming Peeker from Elisabeth Bell for SCAACD, sentiment from PTI
Ink: memento
Paper: Cryogen, SU Regal Rose, Rose Red, patterns unknown
Extras: copics, stickles, Sakura Stardust pen, Offray ribbon, Recollections pearls, sewing machine, SU corner rounder, nesties label die

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Corrosive Challenge



Happy Sunday! It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. This time the theme is Summertime Girls.

We've got a fantastic sponsor Mayzy Art. These digis are rather new to me, but they are so cute I've already accumulated quite a few. They are so sweet and fun to color. May, the owner generously allowed us to select an image to work with. This cute girl is called Soccer/Football.

Make sure you stop by the Corrosive Challenge Blog and check out all the DT creations, and play along for a chance to win eight of these fabby images.


I'ved used the fabulous sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #159 for the layout of my card. They always have the most fabulous sketches!


Card Recipe:
Image: Mayzy Art Soccer/Football
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Raspberry Fizz, SU Yoyo Yellow, Cosmo Cricket Delovely patterns, 
Extras: copics, stickles, crystal effects, RRR ribbon, Bellas Baubles

Sentimental Sundays


Here is my weekly post for Sentimental Sundays. This week our challenge theme is Cute and Girly. Don't forget to add your sentiment!

And Whoopsi Daisy is the sponsor. Hope you will join the fun and play along for the chance to win a prize from them.

For my card today, I've used one of the Whimsy and Stars rubber stamp sets, called Happy Birthday. She is just too cute. I pieced her dress and colored the rest with copics. The sentiment is part of the set, too.

Make sure and pop over to the Sentimental Sundays blog and check out all the fabulous creations from the DT. And during the summer we are having some bonus challenges, if you play along with the theme and add the bonus option, you can enter twice. This week's bonus is a color challenge.

My sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches #40. I've been loving their sketches lately. They are CAS with great design elements, always very balanced. They are perfect for making some very mail friendly cards (no need for lots of postage or padded envies).


Card Recipe:
Ink: memento
Paper: copic xpress blending, SU So Saffron, Garden Green, Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two
Extras: copics, stickles, nesties, Cherry Lynn border die, sewing machine, Kaiser pearls, dimensionals

Friday, June 22, 2012

Phindy's Friday Challenge




TGIF! Time for another Phindy's Friday Challenge! The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is gingham and or plaid. Pretty easy and versatile challenge, hope you will join us.

I went with Bathing Beauty for my image this week. This is such a fun retro kind of image, makes me smile. Love the sun hat and dotted bikini.  Phindy has lots of great images in the shop that would work out perfectly with this challenge.

Hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has created this week. Play along with the challenge to win some prizes. It's not necessary to use a Phindy image, but if you do you get entered twice, so that is some pretty good incentive! 

I've used the wonderful sketch from Sketch N Stash #11. They have an open challenge this week, challenge #90, where you can select any on of their past sketches and play along. Fun to look at all of the past sketches, I wanted to pick one I had not done before, so I went with this one. My stash is the October Afternoon prints and prima flowers, while my new item is the image.


Some other challenges:
Charisma Cardz - 3E, C10 - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - C5 - Here comes summer
House That Stamps Built - SIO -Beach



Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, October Afternoon Seaside prints
Extras: copics, Sakura stardust pen, crystal effects, nesties, Offray ribbon, MS Success border punch, Doodlebug brads, prima flowers, PTI buttons, crochet twine

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dare to be Sassy Thursday

Happy Thursday! It's time for a new DTBST challenge at Sassy Studio. The challenge this week is Fun in the Sun, use a monochromatic yellow color scheme.

Hope you will come on over and play along. You don't need to use SSD images to play along, but get to enter twice if you do.

Make sure to watch the SSD blog and Paper Craft Planet group this weekend, we are having some fun contests (with prizes of course) and an image relay to celebrate SSD's third anniversary. Should be a fun time, hope you will join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful week. I'm off to Kindergarten graduation today. Should be cute.

My layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #161.

Card Recipe:
Image: Sassy Studio Pina Colada Pin Up Sassy
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest Gold, SU Summer Sun, assorted scraps of yellow prints
Extras: copics, stickles, crystal effects, yellow pearls, sewing machine, nesties pennant dies, WOX flowers, MS punch

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Designed2Delight Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop for Designed2Delight. Faith has created some beautiful new images this month, once again. And our newly expanded DT will be showing off lots of fabulous creations! I have the whole list of participants at the bottom of this post. As well as the link to a contest to win some images and the link for the sale prices of the new images!

For my first card I used Loving Hearts Bouquet. I colored with copics and paired it up with some fun October Afternoon prints. Some stitching and pearls finish it off.



I've used the sketch from Fetch a Sketch challenge 26 for this layout.



My second card uses Gathering Hearts and Loving Sentiments. She was so much fun to color and I couldn't help going a bit nuts with the stickles, perfect for a little girl. She, too, is colored with copics and I used some scraps of patterns (Echo Park and Lilly Bee) and a PTI border die and a few rhinestones. 


This card uses the layout from Feeling Sketchy week 12. I did add a little die cut border along the rows, but it's pretty close to the sketch, this is such a fun and versatile sketch!




Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! Remember, you can enter our Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win some FREE Digis! Also, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on Sale until June 23. Details HERE.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches 151




It's Tuesday, that means time for another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


This one was designed by me.  I Hope you like it and will give it a try. 





Our sponsor this week is The Beary Scrap.  Hope you will play along for a chance to win a prize from them.

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and check out the DT creations for some inspiration.




Card Recipe:
Image: Lily of the Valley, Verve senti
Ink: memento 
Paper: PTI card stock, MME prints
Extras: copics, sakura stardust pen, nesties, PTI number die, dimensionals, Doodlebug brads

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day card for my Hubby


Here is the card I made for my two little ones to give to their daddy for Father's day. LOL, this photo about sums them up (minus the baby). It's always loud and messy with those two around! He really got a kick out of it!

My sketch comes from Sketches by Carly #58. Another beautiful sketch from Carly!



Card Recipe:
Image: Karen's Doodles, PTI senti
Ink: printer, palette noir
Paper: PTI cardstock, DCWV prints
Extras: copics, stickles, PTI border die, MM brads, PTI twine and button

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sentimental Sundays



Here is my weekly post for Sentimental Sundays. This week our challenge theme is Summer Fun. I am ready for summer, only one week of school left here. Don't forget to add your sentiment!

And Mayzy Art is the sponsor. I think May's images are fabulous, and she has something for every taste. Love that some of her images are different ethnicities as well, makes it really easy to create a card for anyone. She very graciously allowed us to pick an image. I selected this super cute Adventure Meri.

Make sure and pop over to the Sentimental Sundays blog and check out all the fabulous creations from the DT. And during the summer we are having some bonus challenges, if you play along with the theme and add the bonus option, you can enter twice. This week's bonus is a sketch.  Such a fun sketch to play with, hope you will give it a try.


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Thanks for dropping by today!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sassy Studio Mini Release Blog Hop


Happy Saturday! This month we are having a mini release each week at Sassy Studio Designs to celebrate our third anniversary! This week's release includes two wedding themed sassies. This one is called Sexy Bride, and she is that for sure! If you've arrived from Rachelle's blog you are in the right spot. If not start back on the SSD blog, so you don't miss anything. There is also a contest going on along with the challenge, you can read the deets ont he SSD blog. Hope you will play along for a chance to win some new images!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now from here, hop on over to Mary's blog and see the beautiful creation she's made for today.

Here is the whole hop list incase you get lost along the way:



SSD






The sketch I've used is from Hannah and Friends:


Card Recipe:
Image: SSD Sexy Bride, sentiment from Verve
Ink: Printer, palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, True Black, SU Pink Piroutte, scraps of b&w patterns
Extras: copics, stickles, nesties, Viva pearl pen, Verve dies, WOC flowers, Recollections pink pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, June 15, 2012

Phindy's Friday Challenge



TGIF! Time for another Phindy's Friday Challenge! The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is "Beach Babies". Perfect for the summery weather we are having here right now!

I went with Summer Bare for my image this week. This is such a sweet image, makes me smile. Love the sun hat and dotted bikini, I imagine this is how Lilah will look at the beach this summer. Phindy has lots of great images in the shop that would work out perfectly with this challenge.

Hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has created this week. Play along with the challenge to win some prizes. It's not necessary to use a Phindy image, but if you do you get entered twice, so that is some pretty good incentive! 

I've used the wonderful sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 158-45 for my layout. I immediately was taken with all of the circles, love this layout, will definitely use it again.





Challenges:
Divas by Design - 2E - #39 Summer theme
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E - Circles (use at least TWO)
Whimsy Inspiration - 3E, SIO - #43 Buttons and Bows

Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Simply Chartruese, Spring Rain, Bo Bunny prints
Extras: copics, stickles, crystal effects, nesties, card candy, Offray ribbon, EK Success border punch, sewing machine, dimensionals

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dare to be Sassy Thursday



It's Thursday again, time for another Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge at SSD. This week our challenge is a sketch challenge. Hope you like it and will play along.



Lots going on at SSD this month, this is a new image released last Saturday. During June, in honor of SSD's third anniversary and Lindsay the owner/artist's own anniversary, we are having four mini releases. One each Saturday. And some fun is planned over at the Papercraft Planet group, too. Contests, prizes a progressive challenge and so much more! Hope you will join the fun, there is plenty of opportunity to win some new sassies during June.

Card Recipe:
Image: SSD Polka Dot Bikini, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Spring Rain, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Doodlebug prints
Extras: copics, sakura stardust pen, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI ribbon, EK Success wave punch, Doodlebug brads, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Whipper Snapper Butterfly Hi

I've got a card today using one of Faith's Whipper Snapper images. She designs for them in rubber as well as her digis at Designed2Delight, she's one talented lady. This little pup is so cute, he looks as if he's smiling. He is called Butterfly Hi.

I've used Jen del Muro's SFYTT for June here. Her sketches always rock, and this one was a lot of fun. I substituted butterflies for the stars.

Challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - 2W, 3E -   Furry Four Legged Family (Week 1)
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element -#164 Butterflies
Tuesday Throwdown - #102 Critters
Stampavie and More -2W,  JFF - #170 Something with wings  (1st wk)


Card Recipe:
Image: Whipper Snapper Butterfly Hi, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Paper: SU Regal Rose, Choc Chip, Jillybean Soup prints
Extras: copics, nesties, stickles, EK Success border punch, MS butterfly punches, sewing machine, SU brads, Recollections rhinestones

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches



It's Tuesday, that means time for another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


This one was designed by Melissa. Such a fantastic and versatile sketch.  Hope you like it and will give it a try. This is our monthly judged challenge as well. So the added twist is to use black, kraft and one other color. 





Our sponsor this week is Designed2Delight!  So exciting for me to have TMS and D2D together for this challenge. I love all of Faith's images, I chose to work with Necktie Banner for this sketch. When I just went to grab the link for this image, I saw is it on sale for half price, just $1.00! Thought I'd share the info incase you need an image for a last minute Father's Day card. Hope you will play along for a chance to win a prize from them.

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and check out the DT creations for some inspiration.


Card Recipe:
Image: Designed2Delight Necktie Banner
Paper: PTI ssw, True Black, Blueberry Skies, Kraft
Extras: copics, nesties, cuttlebug embossing foleder, SU corner punch, MM brads, dimensionals

Monday, June 11, 2012

Regan's blog candy


Regan (Charmed Stamping) is offering up some very generous blog candy for her second anniversary of blogging. She's a very talented crafter, so you should pop on over and check out her work and enter her candy! You don't need to follow her blog, but I'm sure your going to want to when you see what she creates! Her candy goes until June 13, so hurry on over.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Corrosive Challenge


Happy Sunday! It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. This time it is "feeling punchy". Use at least two punches on your creation.

We've got a fantastic sponsor Mayzy Art. These digis are rather new to me, but they are so cute I've already accumulated quite a few. They are so sweet and fun to color. May, the owner generously allowed us to select an image to work with. This cute girl is called MacKenzie.

Make sure you stop by the Corrosive Challenge Blog and check out all the DT creations, and play along for a chance to win some of these fabby images.

My sketch comes from 2 Sisters - #95, such a fun sketch and easy to work with. Will definitely use this one again.



Some challenges I'd like to enter:
Craft Punked – 2E, C10 – Happy Birthday / Celebration
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday – Stitching
Just Add Ink – Pearls
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - (ends Jun-19) Any sentiment for a child's birthday
Crafty Ribbons - 2W, SIO - (ends Jun-19) Butterflies & bows
Pixie Dust Studio - SIO Use 3 or more patterned papers

Card Recipe:
Image: Mayzy Art MacKenzie
Ink: printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, ssw, prints from Jillybean Soup
Extras: copics, stickles, crystal effects, nesties, MS border punch, MS butterfly punch, PTI ribbon, button, twine, sewing machine, Recollections yellow pearls, Queen and Co white pearls

Sentimental Sundays



Here is my weekly post for Sentimental Sundays. This week our challenge theme is For a Special Man or Father's Day. I went with a birthday card for a special guy. Don't forget to add your sentiment!

And Bugaboo is the sponsor. They very graciously allowed us to pick an image. I selected this super Gus Tidbits - At My Age image, he is a hoot and I love the matching sentiment. 

Make sure and pop over to the Sentimental Sundays blog and check out all the fabulous creations from the DT. And during the summer we are having some bonus challenges, if you play along with the theme and add the bonus option, you can enter twice. This week's bonus is a sketch, created by our very own Sentimental Sundays teamie Nicole. Such a fun sketch to play with, hope you will give it a try.


Card Recipe:
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Doodlebug print
Extras: copics, crystal effects, corner rounder, nesties, doodlebug brads

Some challenges:
Di's Digis Designs 3E 2W SIO - 2ndW Male inspired Creations
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - 2W, 1E, SIO, must use a digi - Week 1, Fathers Day / Masculine
Crafty Catz - 1E – Summer Time
Delicious Doodles - 2W, 1E, SIO - Week 1, For the Fellas
Fun with Shapes & More - 2W, JFF, must include die cut/punch - Week 1, Summer
Pattie's Creations - 2W, 2E, SIO, include a digi / stamped image - Week 2, Fathers Day / Male
Poodles Parlour - 2W, 1E, SIO - Week 2, Father's Day / Male
Simply Create Too - 2W - Week 1, Fathers Day / Male



Friday, June 8, 2012

Phindy's Friday Challenge


TGIF! Time for another Phindy's Friday Challenge! The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is a Father's Day or a card for a man.

I went with May I Have this Dance for my image this week. This is such a sweet image. Phindy has lots of great images in the shop that would work out perfectly with this challenge.

Hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has created this week. Play along with the challenge to win some prizes. It's not necessary to use a Phindy image, but if you do you get entered twice, so that is some pretty good incentive!


Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. 5E - Male card
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - Male card
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E, C8 - For Dad
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W - (ends Jun-20) Handcoloured image
My Mojo Monthly -Man up M, P1, must describe your inspiration  My inspiration for this one is my dh. He is a father and a dad to our four little ones. This will be his father's day or birthday card on Tuesday.
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 2W - #81 Father's Day
Clear It Out! - 2W, Use Old Supplies -  Father's Day/Male (Use eyelets or brads) (used older paper from my scraps pile and some old brads that I've had for a while)
Shopping Our Stash - C13 - #54 Father's Day Or Masculine (used some older paper from my scrap pile)


Card Recipe:
Image: Phindy's Place May I Have this Dance, sentiment from PTI
Ink: printer, palette noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, prints from my scrap pile
Extras: copics, nesties, dimensionals, Doodlebug brads, sewing machine