Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dance in the Rain

When I saw the new Designed2Delight set Dancing Mice, I knew immediately I wanted to make a card using just a sentiment. The mice are adorable, and I'll be creating with them soon for sure, but first I wanted to use this wonderful sentiment.

I used Card Patterns sketch #108 for the layout. I'm also entering it in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge #106~distressing.

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

Card Recipe:
Image: Designed2Delight Dancing Mice
Ink: Printer, PTI Sweet Blush
Paper: PTI ssw, Sweet Blush, SU Mellow Moss, BG Capella
Embellishments: nesties, MFT rolled rose die, Kaiser pearls, sewing machine, sponges, distressing tool, Cherry Lynn doily die, EK success border punch

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Teen Ian

My mother in law needed a card for a teen boy, so I thought of Ian immediately. I haven't inked up this set from The Greeting Farm until now.  I think it came out pretty cute. I love this image and should use it more! Just need more hours in my day!

I used the sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp, Sketchy Thursday #123 for this layout. Tracy has the greatest sketches posted every Thursday! I'm also entering Cards for Men challenge #7, embossing (both Kraft panels are dry embossed). And My Partner in Crafting Crime, challenge #23, use at least three buttons.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Umber
Paper: PTI ssw, Kraft, SU Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue, DCWV Latte Stack
Embellishments: copics, nesties PTI buttons, string, cuttlebug embossing folders, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tilda with Bunny

I just got a few new Magnolias and inked this one up right away. I used the Friday Sketchers sketch #147 from last week for the layout.

The colors aren't traditional Easter colors, but I wanted to use some of my my new DCWV papers, these are from the Cotton Stack. I saw lots of the new stacks at Michaels, and it was hard not to get one of each, lol. But, I resisted and just got one (for now)!

Thanks so much for dropping by. I appreciate all the kind comments and words you leave, it really is a bright spot to my day.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Magnolia image, Verve sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, New Leaf, SU Summer Sun, DCWV Cotton Stack
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, Wild Orchid Flowers, K and Co rhinestones, MS leaf border punch and leaf punch, SU ribbon, dimensionals

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Chickie

Happy Sunday, the weekend is flying by as usual. Earlier this week I saw this sort of center step card on my blogging buddy Kendra's blog. Loved her card so much I decided to try one of my own. Super easy and really cute!

This image is Spring Chickie from Whimsy and Stars. Love her fun get up! She is just full of style with her dress, leggings and hat, love it! I was going for bright and cheerful here (lol, in case the colors didn't give that away). I'm planning to pop this one in the mail on Monday to my Chemo Angel woman. Hope it will bring her a bit of sunshine.

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

Sweet Stamps challenge 7~center step cards
Totally Gorjuss -  Spring Has Sprung
Card Makin' Mamas - 2W, 2E - animals
Polkadoodle - C10 - the Spring has sprung
Stamp Something - something Spring
Stampin With The Dragon - 2W – bring on Spring
Totally Papercrafts - cuddly & cute
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - use diecuts
Fab 'n' Funky - 1E, C10 - more than one fold
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - use a zipper or feather

Card Recipe:
Image: Whimsy and Stars  Spring Chickie
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, New Leaf, SU Yoyo Yellow, Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Embellishments: copics, stickles, ribbon, MFT border die, nesties

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Drew's Cupcake

Today we are having a new challenge on the Card Ideas blog. It is a create your own holiday challenge. Here is my card! My made up holiday is "Cupcake Day". Love cupcakes of all sorts, so I thought this would be a great excuse to bake and eat some cupcakes.

This image is Drew's Cupcake, it is one of the newer releases from Designed2Delight. Hope you will check out the challenge and join us.

Card Recipe:
Image: Drew's Cupcake from D2D, senti from Stampendous
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Orange Crush, SU Yoyo Yellow, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, MS border punch, rhinestones, white gel pen, crystal effects, dimensionals

Friday, March 25, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

Scroll down one post for the Magnolia Christmas all year long blog hop.

TGIF! Friday means it's time for a Phindy's Friday Challenge. This week the challenge is all about animals. Check out the selection of animal images in Phindy's Place store. The image I picked is called Off We Go. It immediately reminded me of my three boys with their daddy. So now I've got Father's Day covered, just have to remember where I put it, lol!

Hope you will join the challenge this week. You don't need to use a Phindy's image to play along, but you will be entered twice if you use one, so that is pretty good incentive, plus they are super cute! And check out all the design team samples for this week, there are some wonderful creations!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you  have a wonderful weekend!

Cards For Men~sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters~Let's Here it for the Boys
Stampavie and More~For a Boy
One Stitch at a Time~something for the boys
2 Sisters Challenge blog~Furry Friends
Card Makin' Mamas~animals

Card Recipe:
Image: Phindy's Place Off We Go, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Printer, Palette Umber
Paper: PTI ssw, Kraft, Blue Brocade, Chocolate Chip, DCWV Latte Stack
Embellishments: copics, MM brads, dimensionals

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the third 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. And Magnolia-licous on line always has the best selection of Magnolia stamps, if you see something you need while hopping. If you arrived here from Angelique's blog you are in the right place. 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!

ABC Christmas~F is for Freebie and sketch (didn't use their freebie)
Christmas Cards All Year Long~March challenge (3 patterned papers, 3 brads)
ABC Challenge~Q is for quilting/sewing
Crafty Creations~in stitches
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #105~celebrations

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin and sled
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Scarlet Jewel, SU Old Olive, MM and October Afternoon patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, crystal effects, sewing machine, Recollections brads and jingle bells, SU gold cord, Hug Snug seam binding, dimensionals

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Some Sassy Studio Sponsorships

Sassy Studio Designs has lots of sponsorships lined up for the month of March. Play along with some of them for the chance to win some images! I've got samples for some of the challenges, along with links to the appropriate challenge, so check them out and play along if you'd like!

This first one is for Creative Inspirations, the challenge is no square cards. I used Little Honey's Easter Bunny from SSD.

This one is for the Artistic Paper Crafting challenge, which is stitching. This is a new Mulan Honey  image from SSD.

Lastly this is for 365 Cards, SSD is sponsoring all week, and today's challenge is M, N, O (markers, Numbers and Orange). I couldn't resist playing along as orange is one of my favorite colors! The image is called I'm Every Woman-Cosmopolitan.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you play along in some of these challenges for the chance to win some SSD images.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dolly the Horse

I think this A Day For Daisies image, Dolly, is so sweet. I'm not a horse person, but my bro and his family are. They moved to KY to be with the horses (for work). So this one will go to my SIL for her birthday, and it's only about 10 days late! That's not too bad for me.

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

Card Patterns - Sketch 
ADFD challenge #14- go green
Cuttlebug Spot - must include dry embossing -  Buttons
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element -  Button Up
Incy Wincy Designs - Embossing
My Partner in Crafting Crime - 3 or more buttons
Paper Sundaes  -  Embossing

Card Recipe:
Image: adfd Dolly, senti from PTI
Ink: Printer, Palette Umber
Paper: Choc. Chip, PTI ssw and Kraft, K and Co green print
Embellishments: nesties, MS border punch, PTI twine, SU ribbon, buttons from my stash, copics, wood grain TH embossing folder

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Whimsy and Stars Step Card

Happy Sunday! The flu bug seems to be leaving our house, so that is a good thing! 

I had these two cute little images printed out and just sitting on my desk (they are Molly's Cupcake and Alex Birthday from Whimsy and Stars). I was looking at them yesterday and thinking they would be cute together. I decided to make a side step card (with a step on each side), after looking at lots of side step card directions, I just kind of winged it. I used some of my hoarded SU Jersey Shore DSP for this. So funny cause the name "Jersey Shore" has a new meaning now thanks to Snookie and the Situation, lol!

Here is a side view of the card. On this pic, you can see the crystal effects on the balloons, shoes and cupcake as well as some glitter on her ponytail holders and flower. This really wasn't hard to make, once I figured it out. Even my 7 year old was impressed, saying, "Wow, Mom, it's 3-D!" Think I'll definitely make these for kids' birthday parties we are invited to.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Images: Whimsy and Stars Molly's Cupcake and Alex Birthday, sentiments from PTI and IO
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Jersey Shore DSP
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, PTI ribbon, dimensionals, crystal effects, Recollections brads

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bug Hunt

Finally the weekend is here! The challenge this week on the Card Ideas blog is a color challenge. Chocolate, Caramel and one other color. I chose to go with blue today. I don't do enough masculine cards, so thought it would be a good time to make one.

This adorable image is called Bug Hunt from Designed2Delight. I think he is such a cutie. This sketch was one from SCS a week or two back.

Another quick post, kids are still under the weather today.

Card Recipe: 
Image: Bug Hunt from D2D, sentiment from PTI
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Choc. Chip, Creamy Caramel, Brilliant Blue, K and Co checked paper
Ink: Printer, Palette Umber
Embellishments: copics, sakura glitter pen, crystal effects, Tim Holtz embossing folder, PTI and SU buttons, MM brads, PTI twine

Friday, March 18, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

Happy Friday! It's time for another Phindy's Friday challenge. This week the theme is Hot Summer. The challenge is to use warm colors on your project. My card uses Flower Wagon from Phindy's Place. It's not necessary to use a Phindy's image, but you get two entries if you do (and if you check out the store, I'm sure you'll taken by these sweet images).

Thanks for dropping by today. Unfortunately the only hot thing around here are foreheads, I think the fourth one has given in to the flu as well. Guess it was not preventable, since they are all in the house together. Hope we are on the mend soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Card Positioning Systems sketch #209
Southern Girls~use flowers
Amber's Crafts and Stuff challenge #1~stash buster/anything goes (been hoarding the crocheted flower and patterned paper for quite a while)
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog challenge 35~ Spring has Sprung
Scrapbook Sisters challenge 27~Spring flowers

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Phindy's Place Flower Wagon
Ink: Pritner
Paper: PTI ssw, Orange Crush, SU YoYo Yellow, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: copics, stickles, border punch, crocheted flower, PTI ribbon, button and twine

Thursday, March 17, 2011

D2D Sneak Peek

Happy Thursday! We are still dealing with sickness here, the flu stinks! So I'm going to be short and sweet today.

This is the preview of the image from Delightful Inspiration, called Caught a Bug, that will be emailed to you on Friday if you played along in this week's challenge. If you didn't get your submission in yet, you still have till midnight EST to do it. Or this image will also be available to purchase in the D2D store on Friday. The DT has more  samples posted on the Card Ideas blog today.

I used the Card Patterns sketch #106 for this layout.

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

Card Recipe:
Image: Caught a Bug from Designed2Delight
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Pure Poppy, Black, SU Garden Green
Embellishments: copics, sakura glitter pen, nesties, MM brads, EK success border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI twine, Offray ribbon, Jesse James button

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Whimsy and Stars Bunny Hello

I've been MIA the past few days. The flu has hit our house, hard! Three of my four kiddos are sick with it, and it is nasty! They are miserable, I feel so bad for them.

I made a cute little "hello" card using Mabelle RO's Whimsy and Stars image Springtime Basket Bunny. She is just so sweet in her Easter dress. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch #85 for the layout.

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you are well!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Springtime Basket Bunny, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, DCWV patterns, PTI ssw,
Embellishments: copics, nesties, SU ribbon, Wild Orchid Flower, Bellas Baubles, Sizzix embossing folder, stickles, dimensionals,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sassy Studio Release Day

Today is release day at Sassy Studio Designs. This month there are a number of Disney Little Honeys being released, they are all so adorable. Check out the SSD blog for a challenge and info on the party blog times.

For my card, I'm using Tinkerbell. Love how cute she is. Her giant wings just call for lots of sparkle! I used this week's sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp (Sketchy Thursday #121).

Hop around and meet all the new princesses:
Tinkerbell (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SSD Tinkerbell Little Honey, Verve sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, MME Quite Contrary patterns
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, offray ribbon, dimensionals, border punch

Friday, March 11, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

TGIF! That means it's time for another challenge at the Phindy's Place challenge blog. The challenge this week is get well or thinking of you.

I used this sweet image called Nana and Earl. Think I'm going to mail it to my Nana, whom I visited last weekend. I gave her a birthday card with the Phindy's Place image Nana Pies for her birthday and she loved it.

I hope you will pop on over to the challenge blog and check out all the lovely DT creations. Play along with us for the chance to win. You don't need to use a Phindy's image, but if you do you will be entered twice in the drawing!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Phindy's Place Nana and Earl, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Kand Co patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, PTI ribbon and buttons, sewing machine

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sassy Sneak Peeks

Sassy Studio Designs has a new release coming on Saturday. As you can see by my samples, the theme is Disney. 

My first card is for the Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge this week to recycle something. The twine through the button is from a bakery box. The image is Little Honey Pocahontas. I used the March sketch from Jen del Muro (SFYTT).

My second sample uses Jasmine. This was for one of the Sassy Sponsorships this week, Cooking it up with Katie, the challenge was punch me something sweet and sassy. 

Hope you'll stop by the SSD blog this weekend and see what is new. There may be some chances to win SSD images, too!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This image from A Day For Daisies, just makes me laugh, it's called Grumpy. She looks so mad with her arms folded. When Liam was smaller he would always strike this pose and say "I not!". So funny, I actually kind of miss his attitude now that he is older. I'm mailing this off to someone I know who is having a rough week, hope it will make her smile!

I was inspired by a few challenges for this one:

A Day For Daisies challenge #13 girly girl

I used the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch (C4C77)

The ColorQ challenge #75 (but I had to substitute PTI Hawaiian Shores for the SU Cool Caribbean, it was the closest I had)

Card Recipe:
Image: A Day For Daisies Grumpy, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir, Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI ssw,  PTI Hawaiian Shores.Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, October Afternoon print
Embellishments: copics, stickles, sponges, nesties, dimensionals, PTI ribbon, MM mini brads, K and Co sparkly brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU border punch

Some New Whimsy and Stars!

Happy Wednesday! Mabelle is releasing this new "Molly's Cupcake" over at Whimsy and Stars today. If you stop by the blog two random commenters will win a free digi! Isn't she so sweet? I think she would be perfect fo thinking of you, or hello type cards as well as birthdays.

I've used the Friday Sketchers sketch #144 for the layout of my card.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Card Recipe:
Image: Molly's Cupcake from Whimsy and Stars, senti from Amuse
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, So Saffron, PTI ssw, K and Co patterns
Embellishments: copics, stickle, crystal effects, nesites, SU ribbon, border punch and brads

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lots O'Luck!

Isn't this little mason jar filled with shamrocks so cute? It's part of a new set from Designed2Delight, called Wee Bit and Lots O'Luck. I love mason jars anyway, but this one is especially cute.

I made this for the Shabby Tea Room Challenge #52, Luck of the Irish with an inspiration photo this week.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are having a wonderful week! 

Card Recipe:
Image: D2D Wee Bit and Lots O'Luck
Ink: Printer, Garden Green
Paper: PTI ssw, Garden Green, Kraft, K and Co stripe
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, MS seam binding, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI twine, MS border punch, sewing machine, dimensionals

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Better Get Better

Happy Saturday everyone! Just a little card to share for another Sassy Studio Designs sponsorship. Like I mentioned before, SSD is sponsoring lots fo challenges for March, so that means lots of opportunities to win some SSD images. This one is for the digi day challenge at Stamp Something. The challenge is pretty easy, just use a digi image.

I love this Nurse Honey from SSD, she takes me back to my working days, lol. I mainly worked in pediatrics, but did do a stint as a nurse at an allergist office. Have to say I was pretty good giving needles, some patients would even ask for me, lol! Haven't worked in nursing in over 5 years now, but it is great to have a career that I can go back to when the kiddos are bigger.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm going to visit my grandmother this weekend, she turned 97 on Tuesday!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: digi Nurse Honey image from Sassy Studio, Sentiment from MFT
Ink: Printer and Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Basic Black, Gray, MM patterned papers
Embellishments: copics, sakura glitter pen, EK success border punch, nesties, Recollections rhinestones, SU corner rounder

Friday, March 4, 2011

Phindy's Friday Challenge

It's Friday, so that means it time for Phindy's Friday challenge.  It's all about babies this week.   You need to use a baby or small child on your project.  I used this super sweet image, New Baby, from Phindy's Place.  I just love the way the big brother is peering into the bassinet. Totally reminds me of Liam and Lilah about a year ago.

Hope you will create a baby card and play along with us this week.  You don't need to use a Phindy's image, but we LOVE to see them if you have them.  And you get two entries into the random drawing if you use a Phindy's Place image!

Challenges that inspired this card:
Create4Fun week 9~sketch
Sentimental Sundays challenge 44~anything goes with a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks~stitching real of faux
Desert Island Crafters challenge #3~chose three or more (1. Make it square, 4. hand colored image, 5. 2 or more patterned papers, 6. pearls)
Digital Tuesday Challenge 100~Celebrations
Papertake Weekly~anything goes (option of something old~my patterned paper)
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge~Kids
Tip Top Tuesday~Favorite Technique or embellishment (copic coloring, pearls)
My Partner in Crafting Crime challenge 20~baby
Wild Orchid Crafts~anything goes

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Digital image New Baby from Phindy's Place, senti from PTI
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper:  PTI ssw, SU Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, DCWV patterns
Embellishments: copics, sewing machine, Kaiser Mango pearls, SU border punch, nesties, Wild Orchid Flowers, MS branch punch, dimensionals

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sassy Sponsorship

I've got a second post here today. Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring The Outlawz a new challenge group, and this week the challenge is to use your favorite colors. I went with red, white and black, since it is one of my favorite go to combos. It was hard to choose, I love pink and orange, red and orange, pink and black. Pretty much if it has red, pink or orange it's for me, lol.

Keep your eyes posted on the SSD blog all month long. Sara has lined up lots of sponsorships this month, so you will have many chances to win sassy images.

I used the Midnight Madness sketch (MMSC93) a great sketch as always from them!  I'm also entering it in the Shabby Tea Room Week #51, Classic Elegance color challenge (red, white and black). And the Play Date Cafe (PDCC71) splash of color. Guess it is pretty obvious that red is my "splash"!

Card Recipe: 
Image: SSD Go Go Girl 2
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Real Red, Basic Black
Embellishments: copics, stickles, dimensionals, cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, offray ribbon

Lucky Bird

I've got a little preview for you today. This image, Lucky Bird, will be the first freebie from Designed2Delight for the month of March. It will be available to all tomorrow, stop by the Delightful Inspiration blog tomorrow to get yours. And, if you know where I can get a pair of boots like this, let me know. I just love the polka dotted rain boots, too cute!

Then I hope you will join in the progressive challenge for the month of March. It's so much fun, when you play along each week, you will get the next image emailed to you on Friday. I always love to see how different all the cards turn out using the same image. Check out the Card Ideas blog for more cards using Lucky Bird today.

I used the Tuesday Morning sketch #83 for this card. I flipped the sketch from right to left. Another great sketch from Melissa this week!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Lucky Bird digital image from Designed2Delight
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Lemon Tart, SU Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, DCWV plaid
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, crystal effects, PTI buttons and ribbon, PTI border die, cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miss Dancin Queen

Happy Tuesday!  This sweet little image is called Miss Dancin Queen from Whimsy and Stars.  I love her free spirited look and outfit!

I used the sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketchy Thursday #119 for the layout.  And my color palette came from The Play Date Cafe (PDCC70).  When I saw the gorgeous orange, turquoise and olive colors, I knew I had to play along. Orange is my fave!

Thanks for stopping by today. Off and running dealing with two kiddos who are a bit under the weather today!

Hope you have a great day!

Card Recipe:
Image: Miss Dancin Queen from Whimsy and Stars
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Old Olive, SU stripe
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folders, RRR ribbon, MS leaf punch, MFT rolled flower dies, Recollections rhinestones