Monday, February 28, 2011

Lots of Luck to You!

I can't believe tomorrow is March already! I've got a cute little card to share using Phindy's Place image Lots of Luck to You. My very favorite part of this image is the way she has her sweater buttoned up crooked, looks like she was rushing and missed one, so cute.

I've used the Friday Sketchers sketch #143 for the layout of this card.

Hope you are starting off you week well!

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Phindy's Place Lots of Luck to You, senti from PTI
Ink: Printer, Handsome Hunter
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Yoyo Yellow, Garden Green, BG Origins
Embellishments: copics, nesties, crystal effects, MS border punch, button and twine, BG brads

Friday, February 25, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

TGIF! Time once again for Phindy's Friday challenge.  This week it is a sketch (drawn up by Anne-Marije, one the the talented Phindy's dt members).  I love sketch challenges, this one was no exception. Check out all the great DT samples this week, fun takes on the sketch!

I used Stepping Out Katie, she is so cute with her little pram! There is also an African American version called Stepping out Tanya. That image is super cute, too.

I hope you will check out the challenge and play along with us. You don't need to use a Phindy's image to play, but we love to see them if you have them. And when using a Phindy's image, you get two entries!

Card Recipes:
Image: Stepping out Katie from Phindy's Place, senti from SU
Ink: Printer, Melon Berry
Paper: PTI ssw, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, New Leaf, BG patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, MS border punch, SU punches (round and labels), Kaiser pearls, PTI ribbon, 

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the second Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog hop for 2011. The ladies from the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group have a hop on the 25th of every month.  By December, you have a good selection of Magnolia cards ready to send. I participated in most of the months last year and really enjoyed it.

You can find the order of the hop on the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog.  If you arrived here from Jessica's blog you are in the right place.

For my creation this month I used Tilda Hanging Ornaments and Lightening Edwin, from the Magnolia-licious web site, both are in stock right now. I used sketch at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge (HLSC11) for the layout.

Now hop on over to Lauren's blog and see what she has crafted up for this month. Thanks for hopping along with us, hope you will join us on the 25th of March!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Memento
Paper: PTI ssw, New Leaf, SU Pacific Point, MME patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, dimensionals, border punch, metal dots, SU organdy ribbon

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Sassy Sponsorship

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week and it is a color challenge, play along for the chance to win four images. I made this card using the selected colors. I used the Midnight Madness sketch #92 for this one.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day.

Card Recipe:
Image:  SSD Reading Rachel, senti from Inky Antics
Ink: printer, PTI Plum Pudding
Paper: PTI ssw, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, and patterned
Embellishments: copics, nesties, Bellas Baubles, cuttlebug embossing folder, corner rounder

D2D Sneak Peek

Well, it is officially Thursday, and tonight the new Designed2Delight image will be emailed to those who played in the Delightful Inspiration challenge last week.  Starting last Thursday Faith allowed us to start sneak peeking the release at 12:00 am on Thursday.  The Card Ideas blog has some other samples for you to see and you still have all day to complete your card with last week's image to earn this one.

This week's image is "daffodil". Isn't this little vase of blooms so pretty? As I mentioned before, they are one of my favorite spring flowers. My favorite variety are the ones with the orange centers, so that's how I colored these ones.  I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #82 for the card design. I'm also entering Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #18 (RRR18) which is a spring theme. What could be more springy than daffodils?

I printed off three sets of this image.  I popped up the whole flower first, then I popped up just the flower centers and hit them with a touch of stickles.  I have this little close up to give an idea of the dimension, it looks pretty cool in real life.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you are having a great week.

Card Recipe:
Image: Designed2Delight Daffodil, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Orange Crush, SU Garden Green, K and Co yellow dot
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, foam dimensionals, Michaels rhinestones, SU corner rounder, PTI ribbon, EK success border punch

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Happy Wednesday!

Waking up at 4 am to a screaming 2 year old didn't seem to be such a great start to Wednesday.  I tried to channel Jo aka Super Nanny and her "stay in bed technique".
Didn't really work too well this morning.  So I was in the kitchen having coffee and serving waffles by 5. When I checked my "crackberry" and saw that I had been selected as a part of Mabelle RO.'s Whimsy and Stars guest design team, I was super excited! My whole day changed for the better, lol! You can check out all her sweet images here.

I have two cards to show you today using Whimsy and Stars images. The first uses Alex Birthday.  I used the Create 4 Fun challenge #8 sketch for the layout.  And I'm entering it into the Paper Sundaes #57 masculine colors challenge. For a bit of dimension I printed him twice and popped up his sweet little face on foam dots.

This next bright and cheerful card I made using my Cosmo Cricket Delovely paper, I took inspiration from the bright colors in this pack. The image is called Springtime Basket Bunny.  I think this cheery card will go to my chemo angel buddy closer to Easter. I used the Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketch #118 for this one, but flipped it upside down.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!  Stay warm and be well.

Card Recipes:
Images: Mabelle RO.'s Whimsy and Stars Alex Birthday, Springtime Basket Bunny, sentiments from PTI
Ink: Printer, Yoyo Yellow
Paper:  PTI ssw, Kraft, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, K and Co Patterns, Cosmo Cricket patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, crystal effects, cuttlebug embossing folders, PTI ribbon, buttons and twine, foam dots, American craft brads, Doodlbug brads, SU corner rounder

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Image challenge among friends

I have a group of friends on SCS who are having a little challenge. We are all using the same image and making a project with it. Our friend Linda sent us the images to use this time around. She sent this adorable little Tilda. I paired her up with one of my Edwins. I don't know why, but I thought she looked like she was being serenaded.

Just Magnolia~Love You
Use it Tuesday #2~ patterned paper that's been hoarded (I've had this paper pad for quite a while)
Fun with Shapes and More #77~sketch
Bunny Zoe Crafts~Spring-Flowers Everywhere

Card Recipe:
Images: Magnolia
Ink: Memento
Paper: cryogen white, PTI New Leaf, SU Rose Red, K and Co patterns
Embellishments: copics, stickles, crystal effects, nesties, Wild Orchid flowers, Recollections pearls, MS heart punch, sewing machine

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cards with the Help for Katie set

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope if you have a day off for President's Day (US) or Family Day (Canada) you are enjoying it!

I've got two cards to show you today using the Help for Katie set that Faith has drawn to benefit Katie Renz and her family.  You can read about it on Help for Katie blog. For a $15 donation, you can get this exclusive set as well as many other images and papers from other digital artists.  The money all goes straight to Katie and her family. This set Faith has drawn is so springy and fun, I can think of so many uses for it. 

First I did a clean and simple card using the bee hive image.  The leaves are coated in crystal effects for a glossy look.  I used the CAS sketch #127 for this one.

The second card I made used the cute little bear and one of the sentiments. I used the Sketch Saturday week #143 for the layout of this one. The little yellow dew drops along the side look a little like honey drops.

Card Recipes:
Stamps: Designed2Delight Help for Katie set, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer, Summer Sun
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Summer Sun, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, sponges, crystal effects, stickles, SU ribbon, PTI ribbon, dew drops, MS border punch, SU corner rounder, cuttlebug embossing folder, American Crafts brads

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hush a Bye Wee Babbie

Have you seen the new "babbies" in town? Phindy has drawn a new line of images for Phindy's Place digital stamps called the Wee Babbies.  They are a line of baby images that are oh so cute. I have the pleasure of debuting Hush a Bye Wee Babbie today.

I was just so excited when I saw this image. Some of you who read my blog know I have a 15 month  old "babbie" of my own Lilah, and when I saw this little sweetie cuddling her doll, I fell in love immediately. Check out all the Wee Babbies in the store. Phindy is releasing a new one every few days, so check back often.

For the card layout I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT for February.

Card Recipe:
Image: Hush a Bye Wee Babbie from Phindy's Place
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Spring Moss, SU Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, K and Co patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, PTI ribbon, sewing machine, pearls, EK success border punch

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship

Today is the start of a birthday card challenge on the One Stop Craft Challenge blog, this week Sassy Studio Designs is the sponsor. Hope you will play along for the chance to win some SSD images.

This card uses one of the new releases for February, Dorothy Honey. I used the sketch #66 from Cards and Things.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. So happy for a long weekend, nice to be home with the family for a few days.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: digi image of Dorothy Honey from SSD, sentiment from Gina K
Ink: printer, palette noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Pure Poppy, SU Bashful Blue, DCWV pattern
Embellishments: copics, nesties, border punch, metal dots, SU ribbon, stickles

Card Ideas Challenge

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have a new challenge up on Card Ideas today, it is to make a shaped Christmas or Winter card (no squares or rectangles allowed).

I think this little guy "Snowman Love" from D2D is super cute. And it was a breeze to turn him into a circular card with the help of some nesties.  I seriously think they are turning into the one tool I can't craft without.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you will check out the Card Ideas blog and play along with this challenge.  You'll be so happy next December when you have a big head start on holiday cards.

Card Recipe:
Image: Designed2Delight Snowman Love
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Real Red, Bashful Blue
Embellishments: copics, stickles, crystal effects, Bellas baubles, nesties

Friday, February 18, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

TGIF!  And that means there is a new challenge over at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is to do a monochromatic project. Check out all the fantastic DT samples over there, I was blown away by the cards this week! Hope you'll play along with the challenge, you don't have to use a Phindy's image, but if you do use one, you get entered twice!

For my card I used Phindy's Flower Top Fairy-Daffodil. Daffodils are one of my favorite spring flowers.

I used the Cardabilities sketch #25  for the layout of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Phindy's Place Flower Top Fairy-Daffodil
Ink: printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest gold, October Afternoon patterns
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, SU top note die, dimensionals, Wild Orchid flowers, K and Co rhinestones, PTI ribbon, EK success border punch, SU corner rounder punch

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sassy Studio Challenge

Better get out your sun glasses, I've got a bright one today, lol. It's Dare to be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs. The challenge this week is to use a punch. I've used three here, the MS border punch, and two SU punches for the sentiment.

I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch #89 for this one.

Can you tell I'm ready for some sunshine and warm weather?  Hoping we get the 60 degree temps they say are coming on Friday!

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Card Recipe:
Image:  SSD Flapper Femme, sentiment from Hanna Stamps
Ink: Printer, Real Red
Paper:  PTI ssw, Orange Crush, SU Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, DCWV polka dot
Embellishments: copics, stickles, spica pens, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, MS border punch, SU punches, K and Co rhinestones, PTI ribbon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One Last Valentine

I know Valentine's day is as far away as it ever will be, lol. But I had this image printed off (Cupid Bubbles from Phindy's Place) and decided I wanted to use it. It's already in the mail!

I used the Sketch and Stash challenge #55 (flipped it upside down) for this one. The patterned paper is new and the image is being used for the first time, but those stick pins are super old, they've been in my drawer for over a year. I really like them, I might have to use up some more of them.

Also using this for the Use it Tuesday Challenge #1 (use an image that you have not previously used on a project). This image I've had for a bit, but it is the first time I used it for anything. Check out the Use it Tuesday challenge blog, good new challenge blog for a hoarder like me!

Card Recipe:
Image: Cupid Bubbles from Phindy's Place, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Printer, Rose Red
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Regal Rose, Rose Red, K and Co dsp
Embellishments: copics, crystal effects, stickles, nesties, SU ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, pearls and stick pins, dimensionals

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday's challenge from the Card Ideas blog is to make a traditional Valentine, hearts, glitter, red, pink etc.  Going really back to the things we made Valentines with as kids. I love glitter and hearts, and I think this might be my favorite of Faith's new Valentine images this year. This little sheep from the Love Ewe set is so cute. I can't get enough of him!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a terrific Monday. The snow is melting here, so that is a good thing!

Card Recipe:
Image:  Love Ewe from Designed2Delight, sentiment from PTI
Ink:  Printer, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper:  PTI ssw, K and Co Patterned, SU Pretty in Pink and Real Red. Unknown glitter cardstock
Embellishments:  Nesties, copics, stickles, dimensionals, offray ribbon, foam heart, MS border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sassy Studio Blog Hop

Did you guess the right answer... The Wicked Witch? It is release day at Sassy Studio Designs. If you arrived from Amanda's blog you are in the right place. My card features the Wicked Witch image (one of several from the Wizard of Oz, being released today.

If you are playing along with our trivia game for the chance to win some SSD images my clue for you is: This guy just wanted to be smart....all he wanted was a brain.  Hop on over to Rebecca's blog and see what she has created and find the answer to this clue.

Thanks for dropping by today, hope to see you tonight on the SSD party blog for fun and chatting.

Card Recipe:
Image: SSD The Wicked Witch, sentiment Amuse
Ink:  Printer, Plum Pudding
Paper:  PTI ssw, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, PTI dotted, SU Gable Green
Embellishments: copics, nesties, PTI ribbon, stickles, recollections rhinestones

Friday, February 11, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

TGIF!  Friday means it's time for Phindy's Friday Challenge over on the challenge blog. This week's challenge is "Spring is on the Way". Well, I'm not too sure if that is true around here yet, lol, but it was fun to make a cheerful springy card!

This little guy, A Little Tied Up, from Phindy's Place just made me smile.  My dad bought the boys kites last year, so I think I'll send this one to him!

The fold here is called a spring fold.  Tutorial is from SCS. It folds flat and fits in a square envie, so it would be easy to mail.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you will stop over to the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog and play along this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe: 
Image: Phindy's Place A Little Tied Up, sentiment from PTI
Ink:  Printer, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  SU Tempting Turquoise, PTI New Leaf, ssw, October Afternoon Fly a Kite pattern
Embellishments: copics, sponges, sakura stardust pen, nesties, PTI twill, MM brads, sewing machine, metal clip, SU punches

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sassy Sneak Peek

Sassy Studio is having a release this weekend. A movie themed release this month. Here is a sneak peek at the Tin Honey. She will be available in the SSD store on Saturday the 12th.

I went with a metal theme to go with her tin outfit. Hope you will check out the new release this weekend and join us Saturday night for a chat on the party blog.

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you are having a great week.

Card Recipe:
Image: Tin Honey from Sassy Studio Designs
Ink: Printer
Paper:  PTI ssw, black, Hibiscus Burst, SU Brushed Silver
Embellishments: copics, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI ribbon, nail head brads, nestie label die, sakura stardust pen, SU corner punch

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sassy Studio Projects

I have a few Sassy Studio Designs cards to post today,  They were made for challenges that SSD was sponsoring last week.  Later this week I'll have some sneak peeks for you of the upcoming release on February 12th.

This first one uses Sock Hop Sweetie.  She is one of my favorites from the January release.

The next one uses Ashlee's Prom.  Isn't she so 80's? My prom dress looked just like this but in a bright fuchsia color, although I believe Ashley wears it better than I did, lol.

Thanks for dropping today.  Hoping you have a wonderful week!

Recipes:  Images from Sassy Studio Designs
Ink:  Printer
Paper:  PTI, SU, MM, 
Embellishments:  copics, stickles, nesties, seam binding, PTI ribbon, Wild Orchid flowers, K and Co rhinestones, sewing machine

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine Treats from D2D

Happy weekend!  Very cool and drizzly here today, good day to stay inside and keep warm.  The Card Ideas blog has a new challenge posted today.  It calls for making a card and coordinating treat packaging, with a choice of two older D2D digi stamps.  I went with Puppy Love, this image is too cute!  I made a card and a little box for kisses. The box is from a PTI die cut, quick and easy.

 Here is a look at the set.  I think I'm going to do something like this for the teachers and bus drivers for Valentine's Day. Who doesn't like a sweet treat?  Just counted and looks like I will need 9, better ger cracking!

If you have free time this weekend, drop by the PCP and CDAC Designed2Delight groups and check out some of the fun games and challenges going on right now, for a chance to win some great prizes.

Ink:  Printer
Paper:  PTI ssw, Pure Poppy, Dark Gray, PTI patterns
Embellishments:  copics, stickles, nesties, Offray ribbon, MS border punch, MM brads

Friday, February 4, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

TGIF!  Here is my first card as part of the DT for the Phindy's Friday Challenge blog. The challenge this week is embossing.  Since I use embossing folders on almost every card, this was a fun one for me!  I combined two different embossed card stocks for this card, I used a Cuttlebug polka dot folder and a Sizzix Valentine folder. This adorable bunny, Brave Heart, is  from Phindy's Place.  I think it was meant to be a boy bunny, but I couldn't resist putting a little bow on the ear.

I used the Sketch N Stash challenge #54 for this layout.  The Basic Gray Bittersweet paper is from my hoarded stash, and the image is new.

Hope you will come on over to the Phindy's Friday Challenge blog and join the challenge this week. You don't need to use a Phindy's image, but we love to see them if you have them, plus you get a second entry into the random drawing if you use a Phindy's image.  Check out the other beautiful creations from the other DT members (links on my sidebar).

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Image:  Phindy's Place Brave Heart, sentiment from PTI
Ink:  printer, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Paper:  PTI ssw, New Leaf, SU Regal Rose, Rose Red, BG Bittersweet
Embellishments:  copics, stickles, nesties, Kaiser pearls, Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders, dimensionals, SU ribbon, sewing machine, sponges

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cheers to Ten Years!

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary.  10 years of wedded bliss is what I said to my dh at the breakfast table this morning, right before some fighting broke out (between the kiddos) over syrup or something silly.  We were both cracking up!

This is the anniversary card I created for him, the image is called Winter Walk from Phindy's Place.  I tried to keep it relatively manly (no bows or rhinestones).  I think he'll like it.  No big plans, we're going to have sushi after the kids are asleep while we watch Jersey Shore, romance at it's best!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop back tomorrow for my first Friday Phindy's Place challenge post.

Card Recipe:
Images:  Phindy's Place Winter Walk image, sentiment from Verve
Ink:  Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, MME brown and striped
Embellishments:  copics, stickles, nesties, PTI button and twine, MM heart brads

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be My Valentine

Happy Tuesday all.  It is snowy and sleety here today, kind of messy.  Melanie, the owner of our Magnolia Card and Kit Swaps Yahoo group, issued a sketch challenge for those who wanted to participate. It was such a great sketch I had to give it a go.  My Maggies have been feeling neglected lately, so I was super happy to color one and create with it.  I also made it for the Totally Tilda challenge #15, Tilda with lots of hearts.  The challenge was to use at least three hearts.  Tilda is holding hearts, my border punch is hearts and one of my patterned papers has tiny hearts.  Fun Valentine challenge.  I've got several more Valentine Tildas, better get cracking as it is only two weeks away!

Thanks for stopping by, stay warm, safe and well!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Magnolia image, PTI sentiment
Paper:  PTI ssw, SU Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, DCWV patterns
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellsihments: copics, nesties, stickles, satin ribbon, MS border punch, dew drops, sizzix embossing folder, dimensionals