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Monday, February 28, 2011

Embrace Your Inner Diva





Wow! We had an awesome number of players in our Anything Goes challenge last week! It was so much fun to hop around and visit everyone's blogs! We really appreciate all the participation!

It is Monday, and that means time for a new challenge! This week, we have a fun theme for you to play with! We want to see you make your project girly girl! Come on over and join us at Craft Your Passion, and show us your doubles! This week, we are being sponsored by our very own Lauretta and Corrine! You could win an image of your choice from CocoDingo and Lauretta's Digital Stamps.

For my card, I have chose to use this ultra girly image by Lauretta's Digital Stamps. She is colored with Promarkers and blinged up with clear rhinestones, turquoise baubles and a turquoise pearl from Pizzazz Aplenty. My card uses the fun and funky sketch at Sketches By Carly. The flowered patterned papers reminds me of spring. The blue patterned papers are scraps from my scrap box. The fun blue and white baker's Twine is also from Pizzazz Aplenty. I used a corner punch by EK Success to punch corners from the matching DP, to use as accents. The sentiment is computer generated and punched using the oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. The sentiment is attached using foam mounting tape for 3D effect and dimension.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #24 Sketch at Sketches By Carly
Challenge #23 Bling It On at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #18 Spring at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #13 Favorite Things (Girly Girl) at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #99 Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #36 Ribbons or Bows at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #37 3D (Used Foam tape) at Tuesday Throwdown
Card For A Teen at Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Use Your Scraps at Delightful challenges
Any Occasion at Operation Write Home
PWC142 Glittery at Paper Pretties
Challenge #69 From The Garden (Flowers In her hair) at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #87 Fashion at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #8 Let's Get Sentimental at Paper Play
Challenge #22 Trendy Sayings at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #13 ohhhhh Brad, Ohhhh Janet (Gems) at Southern Girls Challenge
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Romance
Challenge #8 Anything Goes at Do You Stack Up
Anything Goes at Guylou's Inimitability
Something With Flowers at Stamp Something
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Oh So Girly at Sweet Stampin
Feeling A Little Green at Fairy Knoll
Q For Quotes And Sayings at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song (Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper)at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #43 Punches or Dies at I Did It Creations
Challenge #120 Spring Flowers at One Stop Craft Challenge
Challenge #38 Power of Flowers at Simply Create
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#126 Bring On The Colors at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Woodware USA
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #54 Sentiment at Critter Challenge
Challenge #82 Three Circles at Pollycraft
Challenge #40 Digi Monday! Anything Goes at Paper Playtime
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Let's Get All Cute at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #34 Flowers at Lexi's Creations

Spring Is On The Way! Bee Happy!





Spring is on the way, Let's Bee Happy!

Speaking of being happy, its time for a new challenge at Iris' Spot. This time, we want to see you use buttons on your project.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Ellephantastic. Come on over and play along with us for your chance to win some awesome digi images from Ellephantastic.

For my project today, I decided to make a tag with this cute image by Ellephantastic. I haven't made a tag in forever, and this image seemed perfect for one! I am so so so ready for spring and this bee just reminds me of Spring, so I went with a spring feel. And since spring makes me happy, the sentiment seemed to fit just right. This cute image is called Bumbella Bee. I just love her! The houdstooth and swiss dots patterned papers are scraps from my scrap box. The spotted flower is from Prima. I used buttons as the flower center and for accents on each side of the tag. bumbella bee and the sentiment are attached with foam mounting tape, for 3D effect and added dimension.
The hole in the tag was punched using my Crop O Dile Big Bite and the sentiment was punched with a heart punch by Marvy.


I am entering this tag in the following challenges:


Challenge #99 Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #37 3D (Used Foam tape) at Tuesday Throwdown
Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Use Your Scraps at Delightful challenges
Challenge #58 Something Cute at The pixie Cottage
Challenge #69 From The Garden (Bumblebee) at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #8 Let's Get Sentimental at Paper Play
Challenge #71 Friendship at Crafty Catz
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Romance
Challenge #13 Favorite Things (Spring) at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #22 Trendy Sayings at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #9 Spring... Flowers Everywhere at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #33 Fabulous Florals at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #48 Spots/Dots at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #8 Black and White +1 Color at Charisma Cardz
Something With Flowers at Stamp Something
Challenge #80 Spring at Paper Cutz
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #120 Spring Flowers at One Stop Craft Challenge
Buttons, Buttons, Let's See Some Buttons at Tellen's Place
Q For Quotes And Sayings at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song (Honey Bee Song - Metal Love Potion) at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #43 Punches or Dies at I Did It Creations
Challenge #69 Black and (Yellow) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #38 Power of Flowers at Simply Create
Challenge #131 Anything But Square at Cupcake Craft Challenges
Spring Beaver Challenge at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#126 Bring On The Colors at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #5 Photo Inspiration at Jay Gee's Nook
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Dream Valley Challenges
Springtime at By The Cute and Girly
Challenge #54 Sentiment at Critter Challenge
Challenge #82 Three Circles (buttons) at Pollycraft
Challenge #83 Spring Is In The Air at Incy Wincy
Challenge #40 Digi Monday! Anything Goes at Paper Playtime
CCH#56 Here Comes Spring at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Challenge #34 Flowers at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #28 Think Spring at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Woodware USA
Let's Get All Cute at Whoopsi Daisy

My Fine Feathered Friend




It's Marvelous Monday, and today, I'm introducing you to my Feathered Friend. Isn't he beautiful? He's today's featured image at Shelly's Images. You can get him for your very own at a special price, today only, in Shelly's Store! Fly on over to the store and get him before the sale is over! Check out Shelly's other fabulous images, while you're there!


This image reminds me of spring and all the birds singing.. and I am SO READY for spring! I felt like this image just screamed to be made into a male card! Feathered Friend has been colored with Promarkers. I went with a fun layout for this one, and two patterned papers from my stash. The brown and white DP is from my scrap box and seemed perfect for this card. These papers seemed to go so well together, once I got them on the card. I like how it turned out. I used sheer brown ribbon from my stash to make a double bow. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up and punched with word window and modern label punches by Stampin Up. I attached it with foam mounting tape for 3D effect and dimension.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Special Challenge Month (February-American Bird Feeding Month) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #88 One For The Boys at Passion For Promarkers
Fountain of Youth (Birds) at Stamping Vacation
No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #99 Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #36 Ribbons or Bows at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #37 3D (Used Foam tape) at Tuesday Throwdown
Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Coffee and Cream at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #47 Photo Inspiration (colors) at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Use Your Scraps at Delightful challenges
Challenge #58 Something Cute at The pixie Cottage
Any Occasion at Operation Write Home
Challenge #69 From The Garden (Bird) at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #26 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #8 Let's Get Sentimental at Paper Play
Challenge #71 Friendship at Crafty Catz
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps
Spring at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Romance
Challenge #8 Anything Goes at Do You Stack Up
Q For Quotes And Sayings at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #47 Inspired By A Song I'm Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado) at Prairie Fairy
Day 365 Musical Monday (Wind Beneath My Wings) at 365 Cards
Challenge #80 Spring at Paper Cutz
Challenge #43 Punches or Dies at I Did It Creations
Challenge #32 Something For The Boys at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Feeling A Little Green at Fairy Knoll
Spring Beaver Challenge at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#126 Bring On The Colors at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #54 Sentiment at Critter Challenge
Challenge #83 Spring Is In The Air at Incy Wincy
Challenge #40 Digi Monday! Anything Goes at Paper Playtime
CCH#56 Here Comes Spring at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Let's Get All Cute at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #28 Think Spring at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #38 Ribbon at Pear Tree Designs
Springtime at By The Cute and Girly

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Really?! A Stylish Blogger Award?!





Oh cool! My DT buddy Scrappy have given me the honor or a Stylish Blogger Award!
Thanks so much, Scrappy!

The rules of this award are that I have to tell you 8 things about myself, and then pass this award onto 4 more stylish bloggers.

So, here we go:

Eight Things About Me:

1. Am a self-proclaimed punch fanatic! Absolutely love them!!
2. I'm one of those people that actually LOVE their job. (Most of the time)
3. My dog has the same name as me! (For the record, I didn't name her!)
4. I just got a Cricut Imagine for Christmas and haven't used it, yet.
5. I love to cook but I hate to clean up the mess.
6. Spring is my favorite season.
7. I hate snow and wish I never had to see it again!
8. I've been stamping off and on for over 20 years! (Sheesh! Makes me sound old!)

I've told you all boring stuff, I know! Sorry!

Now, time to pass this award on to 4 other Stylish Bloggers:

Mary
Lisa
Lauretta
Shell

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ribbon Weave A Happy Birthday, Twinchie Style!




Remember that ribbon weaved twinchie I made for Technique Tuesday, using ribbon scraps, at Shelly's Images, earlier this week? I promised to show you a card that I made using the twinchie, and today is the day.

I've used the sketches from Happileigh Scrappin' and at Priscilla's Styles. for my card layout. The Happy Birthday and Make A Wish graphic sentiments are from Shelly's Images. Shelly gave these away earlier in the year, as freebie, for her big First Birthday Celebration. I used Promarkers to color in the balloons and cupcake, and add color to the text. The twinchie in the center is made with ribbon weaving using two patterned ribbons from my stash. (See above, for link to the tutorial on how to make your own ribbon weaved twinchie). The flowers are from recollections. Punched greenery made with a punch by Martha Stewart. I've used foam mounting tape to attach the sentiments, for dimension and 3D effect. These pretty pastel papers are also from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #11 Sketch at Happileigh Scrappin'
Challenge #82 Punches or Dies at Incy Wincy
Something Funky at Stamp Something
Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #67 Happy Birthday at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #46 All In The Fine Print at Prairie Fairy
Day 360 Imagine This: Good News at 365 Cards
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Birthdays at Tellen's Place
Free For All (Betty Boop Challenge) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #115 Happy Birthday at Card Makin Mamas
Birthdays! Birthdays! Birthdays! At Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #119 Birthday With Cake at One Stop Crafts
Challenge #86 Check It Out (Ribbon Weaved to make checks) at Totally Gorjuss
Birthday or Thank You at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #24 Spots and Stripes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #99 S.0.S! Someone Special at Stamptacular Sunday
Use Ribbon at Card Cupids
Challenge #13 Favorite Things (Ribbon Weaving) at Making It With Meslyn
Pink at One Crazy Stamper
Challenge #9 Spring Flowers... Everywhere at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #130 Cake & Ice Cream at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #92 Sketch at Priscilla's Styles
Someone Special at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #34 Flowers at Lexi's Creations
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #13 Going Sentimental at Digistamps4Joy
Challenge #140 Birthday Wishes at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Spots and Stripes at Inky Impressions
Challenge #37 3D (Used Foam tape) at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #36 Ribbons or Bows at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #118 Spring (flowers on ribbon) With Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #54 Stitching (on pink DP) at I Love Promarkers
Use Your Scraps (ribbon scraps) at Delightful challenges
Challenge #58 Something Cute at The pixie Cottage
Challenge #33 Fabulous Florals at The Creative Cottage
Any Occasion at Operation Write Home
Challenge #91 Colors at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #48 Spots/Dots at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #8 Let's Get Sentimental at Paper Play
Handmade Elements (Ribbon weaved Twinchie Square) at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Romance
Challenge #8 Anything Goes at Do You Stack Up
Anything Goes at Guylou's Inimitability

My First CDAC Swap Card




Another new card to show you today.

I made this card for my first swap at CDAC. The challenge was a Birthday card challenge, sponsored by Shelly's Images. Now that all the cards were swapped and mailed back, before I'm able to show you a pic.

I chose to go with a male birthday card, since those are something that people usually need more of. I used the Here's Looking At You image, by Shelly's Images, and is colored with Promarkers. The birthday patterned papers are from my stash. The border is punched with a border punch by Fiskars. The sentiments, "another year," and "another birthday" are punched using the word window and modern label punches by Stampin Up.
The inside says: "And You're Still Looking Good!" I attached the image and sentiments with foam mounting tape for 3D effect and dimension.

Thank you to all the ladies who participated in this swap and sharing their beautiful work!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #51 Masculine at Karen's Doodles
Challenge #82 Punches or Dies at Incy Wincy
Something Funky at Stamp Something
Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #67 Happy Birthday at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #32 Something For The Boys at Easy Craft projects
Free For All (Betty Boop Challenge) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #115 Happy Birthday at Card Makin Mamas
Birthdays! Birthdays! Birthdays! At Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #37 It's Bright In Here at Simply Create
Challenge #4 Birthday Boy at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #99 Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #45 Nothing To It at City Crafter
Challenge #140 Birthday Wishes at Spoonfull of Sugar
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #88 One For The Boys at Passion For Promarkers
No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #37 3D (Used Foam tape) at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #47 Photo Inspiration (colors) at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #8 Let's Get Sentimental at Paper Play
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Romance

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's Weave Up A Twinchie Tutorial For Technique Tuesday!




Hello everyone!

Are you ready for Technique Tuesday, at Shelly's Images?

It's my turn, today, to show you a new technique, and I've chose ribbon weaving for my tutorial.

I'm going to show you step by step, with pics, how to make this pretty ribbon weaved twinchie. (For those that donn't know what a Twinchie is.. it is a 2 x 2 embellishment to use on your cards and scrapbook layouts).

To check out my tutorial,Hope on over to the Technique Tuesday post, here, at Shelly's Images.

Want to see what I made, using this ribbon weaved twinchie? If you do, then check back here on my blog, on Thursday, to see my card!


I am entering this twinchie in the following challenges:


Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #118 Spring (flowers on ribbon) With Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #55 Break Tradition (New Technique - Ribbon Weaving) at Kaboodle Doodle
Challenge #36 Ribbons or Bows at Fresh Brewed Designs

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pink, Pink And More Pink





Its Monday, and that means its time for a for a new challenge over at Ooh La La! This week, we are having a color challenge. Pink, Pink & More Pink! Use lots and lots of pink on your creation! Come on over and join us for your chance to win some of thier fabulous products!

For my project, I've created a card using all digi papers. The beautiful lady image, and all papers are from ooh La La Creation's Femme Fatale CD, available here. I've used a sheer white ribbon down the center, and attached the oval with foam mounting tape for dimension. The oval is trimmed with a string of white pearls. I also added a cluster of white pearls in two of the corners, to provide an extra touch of elegance.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Pink at One Crazy Stamper
Challenge #44 Cute Stuff - Photo Inspiration - Colors - (Pink) at City Crafter
Challenge #57 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #7 Spring Has Sprung at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #140 Use Something From a CD (Digi paper and precolored image) at Rainbow Lady's
Anything Goes at Guylou's Inimitability
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #20 Flower Card at Mami Doodles
Challenge #43 Monochrome at Phindy's Place
Challenge #37 Monochrome at Challenge Up Your Life
Challenge #4 Monochrome at Stampin For The Weekend
Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's at Totally Papercrafts
Free For All (Betty Boop Challenge) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #13 Glitz/Glam/Shimmer/Bling (I used pearls) at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #99 S.O.S Someone Special at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #37 One Color at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #8 Childhood Dreams (Ballerina) at Pile It On
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Little Claire's Designs
Challenge #9 Spring Flowers... Everywhere (On paper) at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
For The Girls at Stamps R Us
Someone Special at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #34 Flowers (on DP) at Lexi's Creations

Dude Time




Here we are, with a new challenge for you at Craft Your Passion! This week, our theme is to make a male card. Not easy for some of us, but an easy challenge for some of you! I hope you'll play along with us this week!! You could win some great prizes!

Oh, and of course, we have a fabulous sponsor for you this week! This week it is Dude Time Doodles (Bonniebleux Designs)! Bonnie generously gave the DT some of her awesome images to work with, and she is offering $10 in digi images from her store, to one lucky winner! You don't want to miss out on your chance at this fabulous prize!


For my card, I am using this hilarious image, Jose Hosed, by Dude Time Doodles (Bonniebleux Designs). As soon as I seen him, I just had to have him! He cracks me up! I knew, instantly, the sentiment I was going to use with him!

The papers are all from my stash. I tried to go with male type colors, so I chose a mix of browns, blues and greens. Of course, I had to throw a little twist on it, with the addition of the brown polka dots. Who says Polka Dots can't be for men?! Mr Jose Hosed is using his hose to spray off his porch. He is colored with Promarkers. I typed up the sentiment, It's not the size of your Hose, it's how you use it," on the computer and then punched it out with a scalloped oval punch by Marvey. I used a cinnamon brown ink to go around the edges of the sentiment. The sentiment is attached, using foam mounting tape for added dimension.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #47 Photo Inspiration (Colors: Brown, blue, green) at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Spots and Stripes at Inky Impressions
Challenge #57 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #22 Trendy Sayings at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #70 One For The Men at Crafty Catz
Challenge #7 Dots at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #60 Use A Punch at Sassy Studio Designs
Anything Goes at Guylou's Inimitability
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Something Funky at Stamp Something
Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #32 Something For The Boys at Easy Craft projects
Free For All (Betty Boop Challenge) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #18 Anything To Do With Cleaning (Using hose to spray off the porch) at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #24 Spots and Stripes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Little Claire's Designs
Challenge #82 Punches or Dies at Incy Wincy
Color Challenge at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #51 Masculine at Karen's Doodles
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps

A Basket of Thanks




Happy Monday! And what Marvelous Monday it is! Today, at Shelly's Images, we have a fantastic and fabulously versataile featured image for you. Today's Image, is Basket, and is available today only, at a discounted price, in Shelly's Store! Hurry over and pick up this wonderful basket for this special sale price!

I've used today's featured image, Basket, and colored it with Promarkers. I used this fun border punch by Martha Stewart and accented it with white pearls. All papers are from my stash. Don't you just love the bright colors and mix of stripes and hearts? I've filled the basket with red and white flowers, by Prima. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, by Stampin up and punched with the word window and and Modern label punches.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
Spring Fever at Scrap Creations
Challenge #106 Thank You at Crafty Creations
Challenge #33 Fabulous Florals at The Creative Cottage
Challenge #68 Odd/Weird Holidays (Floral Design Day Feb 28) at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #57 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #7 Spring Has Sprung at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #60 Use A Punch at Sassy Studio Designs
Anything Goes at Guylou's Inimitability
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Spots (on flower) and Stripes at Inky Impressions
Challenge #54 Do It With Digi's at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #43 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
CHallenge #20 Flower Card at Mami Doodles
Challenge #91 Inspired By Nature at All Sorts
Something Funky at Stamp Something
Challenge #48 Punches at Wags 'n Whiskers
Birthday or Thank You at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge #37 Its Bright In Here at Simply Create
Free For All (Betty Boop Challenge) at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #13 Glitz/Glam/Shimmer/Bling (I used pearls) at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #24 Spots (on flower) and Stripes at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #99 S.O.S Someone Special at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #13 Favorite Things (Flowers) at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #9 Spring Flowers... Everywhere at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #82 Punches or Dies at Incy Wincy
For The Girls at Stamps R Us
Someone Special at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #34 Flowers at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #53 Using Nestabilities or Other Punched Shapes at Alota Rubber Stamps

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pink And Whimsy at Craft Your Passion





Today, we have a new challenge for your creating pleasure, at Craft Your Passion! We thought it would be fun to have a color challenge, this time. This week, we want to see you use the color pink on your project. The more pink, the better! Now, get out that pink ink and come play with us. You could win some great prizes!

Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps. They are offering the winner, this week, some fantastic digi images. On top of the fabulous prize, the folks at Whimsy Stamps were kind enough to give our DT three fantastic images to work with, from 3 different digi artists. (Crissy, Katie and Melissa).

My Whimsy Stamps image, today,is called Maya Blowing Bubbles, and is from digi Artist Crissy Armstrong. This little beauty is colored with Promarkers. For my card layout, I've used the sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces. I punched a large circle and then used my Crop-0-dile Big Bite to punch holes in it, then threaded pink ribbon through the holes. The heart is made with a punch by Marvy. The adhesive pearls are from my stash. I've used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white panel for the card base. The digi papers are from Floppy Latte Designs.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


CLP-33 Sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces
Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
Pink at One Crazy Stamper
Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Have A Heart at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #21 Frame It at Top Tip Tuesday
For A Loved One at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #46 Hearts A Flutter at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Get Punchy at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #59 Tempting Texture at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #56 Ribbon at The Pixie Cottage
PDCC#68 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at The Play Date Cafe
Hearts at For Fun Challenges
PWC #40 Color Inspiration at Paper Pretties
Red or Pink And White +1 (Blue) at Stamp-n-Doodle
Challenge #94 Embossing at Cutie Stampers
Challenge #76 Hearts at Fun With Shapes And More
Challenge #6 Ribbon at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #53 Clean & Simple at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #6 Color (Pink) Inspiration at Crafts 4 Eternity
Challenge #43 Live, Laugh, Love at Wee Memories
Challenge #17 It's The Puffy Challenge at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #42 Spring Is On The Way at Phindy's Place
No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Special Challenge Month (February-American Heart Month) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #67 Love (Hearts) at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #26 Hearts at 2 Sisters
Challenge #23 Cute & Cuddly at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #49 Make It Pretty at One Stitch At A Time
ASC35 Bling Bling at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #108 Hearts at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #129 I Love You at Cupcake Crafts
Valentine's Day Bling at Totally Stampalicious
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #14 Embossing at Woodware USA
Free For All at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #37 Its Bright In Here at Simply Create
Challenge #18 Spring at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Photo Inspiration at Iris' Spot




Are you ready for a new challenge at Iris' Spot? Come over and join us for the newest challenge. Our theme is photo inspiration. Iris has a cute photo for us to draw our inspiration from. Hurry over and check out the photo, so you can play along with us! We are being sponsored this week by Daisy's Doodles! How cool is that?! You could win some awesome images from them, if you play along with us!

For my card, I used this adorable cupcake image by Daisy's Doodles. Doesn't it look good enough to eat?! I found this yummy striped paper that I felt would be perfect, and colored the image to match it. The image is colored with Promarkers. I used this fantastic sentiment from Sentiments 4 You, and punched it with my Stampin Up oval and scalloped oval punches.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
For A Loved One at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #12 Flower Power at Digistamps 4 Joy
Get Punchy at Delightful Challenges
PWC #40 Color Inspiration at Paper Pretties
Challenge #67 Red and White at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #53 Clean & Simple at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #6 Color (Pink) Inspiration at Crafts 4 Eternity
Paint It With Stripes at Tellen's Place
Challenge #43 Live, Laugh, Love at Wee Memories
Challenge #17 It's The Puffy Challenge at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #42 Spring Is On The Way at Phindy's Place
Special Challenge Month (February-Snack Food Month) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #98 Lovin' From The Oven at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #49 Make It Pretty at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #98 Photo Inspiration (Cupcake) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #10 Cupcake Wars at Happileigh Scrappin
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Free For All at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #37 Its Bright In Here at Simply Create

Boys And Their Toys




Are you all ready for Monday?! It's another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images! Today's featured image is Conductor. You gotta love this sweet little boy and his train! This sweet image is on sale, today only, for a special price, in in the Shelly's Images store. While you're there, check out her other fabulous images, too! There are so many awesome things to choose from!

Of course, I had to go with a male card, for this image. The image, Conductor, is colored with Promarkers. I went pattern crazy on this one, with a mix of stripes and polka dots.. Then, I couldn't resist adding this houndstooth patterned paper. It reminds me of my grandma. She had a houndstooth patterned coat when I was a little girl. (Back then, I hated that coat! LOL) I used a corner punch by EK Success to punch the corners. The sheer brown ribbon is from my stash. The recycled buttons are from an old shirt that I threw away when I did some cleaning of the closets.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #21 Frame It at Top Tip Tuesday
For A Loved One at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #35 Buttons at Tuesday Throwdown
Get Punchy at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #59 Tempting Texture at Fab 'n' Funky
Challenge #56 Ribbon at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #6 Ribbon at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #53 Clean & Simple at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #17 It's The Puffy Challenge at Digi's With Attitude
No! No! No Flowers at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #23 Cute & Cuddly at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #98 Photo Inspiration (Colors - Green & Brown) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #4 Recipe (2 DP, 1 Image, 3+ buttons) at Cards For Men
All Buttoned Up at Happy Monday Challenge
Free and Easy at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #26 Use your Favorite Coloring Medium at Lollipop Crafts
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Free For All at Stamp It Crazy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love You Beary Much




I have a new card for you today.

I've used the sketch from Sketch N Stash, for my card layout. The image is by Kenny K and is colored with Promarkers. The pretty red and white gingham paper is from Free Digital Scrapbooking. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and punched with oval and scalloped oval punches. I used a white opaque pen from Inksentials for adding the faux stitching and the white dots around the sentiment.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #41 Love Is In The Air at I Did It Creations
Challenge #31 Photo Inspiration & Card For Your Sweetheart at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz
Challenge #31 Love at Easy Craft Projects
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #45 For A Sweetheart at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #17 Love at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #77 Love (No Hearts) at Paper Cutz
Valentine's at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #16 Pink and White or Red and White at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #48 Do It With A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #80 Love at Incy Wincy
Challenge #41 Valentine's at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #14 Valentine's at Card Makin Mamas
Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #79 It Must Be Love Love Love at All Sorts
Challenge #120 Valentine at Secret Crafter
Challenge #13 Photo Inspiration at Craft Your Days Away
Red and Romance at Crafty Emma's
Love at Crafty Ho's
Love Is In The Air at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #4 Valentine's at Sparkles Forum
TPE93 Be My Valentine at The Pink Elephant
G11 The Color Red at Gingerloft
Challenge #13 Favorite Things (Teddy Bears & Love) at Making It With Meslyn
Challenge #128 Seeing Red at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #97 Love at Stamp With Fun
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Challenge
DDC#61 Love Is In The Air at Double Dutch
Challenge #24 Digi Stamp and Movies (The Care Bear Movie) at Karber Weekly
Challenge #33 If You Go Down To The Woods Today at lexi's Creations
Anything Goes at My Grafico
Have A Heart at Papertake Weekly
For A Loved One at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #97 From The Heart at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #128 Valentine at Everybody-Art
Challenge #21 Frame It at Top Tip Tuesday
Let's See Some Love at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #46 Hearts A Flutter at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #37 Use Cupid Or Hearts at Paper Playtime
Give Us Your Heart at Whoopsi Daisy
Get Punchy at Delightful Challenges
SDC24: Valentine or Love at Stampotique
Hearts at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #86 Let There Be Love at Passion For Promarkers
PWC #40 Color Inspiration at Paper Pretties
Challenge #67 Red and White at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #33 Not 6 x 6 at Short O Mania
Challenge #61 Be My Valentine at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #89 Valentines at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #21 Corny Valentine's Sayings at Aud Sentiments
AIF067 Happy Valentine's Day at AI Factory
Red or Pink And White +1 (Black) at Stamp-n-Doodle
DDCC#99 Love Is In The Air at Dutch Dare
Challenge #29 Love, Be My Valentine at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Challenge #35 Love Is All Around at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #8 Valentines/Romance at The Crafty Purple Frog
Valentines/Love at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #37 Clean & Simple Valentine's Card at Paper Romance
Challenge #76 Hearts at Fun With Shapes And More
Challenge #139 Its All About Love at Rainbow Lady's
Challenge #3 Valentines at Do it With Digi's
Special Challenge Month (February-American Heart Month) at Stamping Vacation
Pick 3 For February (Black, Heart, The Word Love) at Stamping Vacation
Get The Music In You (Love Of My Life) at Stamping Vacation
Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
Occasion Oasis (Valentine's Day) at Stamping Vacation
Love at Stamp and Create

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop and Release Party!





Whimsy Stamps is celebrating their new releases with an awesome blog hop and release party!

Join in the fun and start the hop Here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Showing Love For Someone Special




Are you ready for a for a new challenge over at Ooh La La! With Valentine's Day fast approaching, love is in the air and we'd love to see your creations for that Someone Special in your life.

Join us at ooh La La's Challenge Blog and enter your card or project for a chance to win some of thier fabulous products!

For my project today, I created a Valentine's Card and am using all digi products. The image and the papers are all from ooh La La Creation's Femme Fatale CD. Ive added glitter and sparkle using a clear star gelly roll pen. The metal Glitter heart brads are from Recollections.

If you havent checked out these CDs, you really should! A Huge selection of pre-colored images and digi papers, for making cardmaking a breeze! You can get this fantastic CD, as well as many others, in Ooh La La Creations' shop, here.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
DDC#61 Love Is In The Air at Double Dutch
Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Occasion Oasis (Valentine's Day) at Stamping Vacation
Lots of Hearts (Black & white paper, metal brads) But No Sentiment at Die Cut Dreams
Get The Music In You (Love Of My Life) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Crafts
CCCB#42 All You Need Is Love at City Crafter
Extra! Extra! Sweethearts at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #3 Valentines/Love at Cards For Men
Love Is In The Air at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at My Grafico
Challenge #46 Hearts A Flutter at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Love at Crafty Creations
Challenge #33 Card Not 6 x 6 at Short O Mania
Challenge #21 Red, Red, Red at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #84 Red at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #52 Hearts at Raise The Bar
Challenge #52 Hearts at Raise The Bar
Challenge #45 Valentine's at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #42 Anything Goes at Sew Many Challenges
Challenge #5 Stamp It Out at Paper Play
Challenge #5 What?! No Embellishments at Charisma Cardz
Hearts at Stamp-n-doodle
SISC46 Non Traditional Valentine at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #8 Valentine's Day/Romance at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #76 Hearts at Fun With Shapes and More
Anything Goes at Craft us Crazy
Challenge #5 Red Hot Do You Stack Up
Challenge #3 Valentine's at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #58 Hearts at Sassy Studio Designs
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #45 For A Sweetheart at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #17 Love at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #41 Love Is In The Air at I Did It Creations
Challenge #31 Love at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #19 The Magic of Love at Mami Doodles
Valentine's at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #14 Valentine's at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #1 Romance at Card Mad Fairy
Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #79 It Must Be Love Love Love at All Sorts
Hearts at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #120 Valentine at Secret Crafter
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #13 Photo Inspiration at Craft Your Days Away
Red and Romance at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #97 Hearts at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #48 Do It With A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Love at Crafty Ho's
Love Is In The Air at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #97 Photo Inspiration (Red, Hearts) at Cupcake Inspirations
ASC35 Bling Bling at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #107 Love Is In The Air at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #4 Valentine's at Sparkles Forum
TPE93 Be My Valentine at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #128 Seeing Red at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #80 Love at Incy Wincy
Challenge #97 Love at Stamp With Fun
Three Hearts at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #37 Use Cupid Or Hearts at Paper Playtime
Challenge #39 Hearts at Crafty Cardmakers
CCH53 Lots of Love at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Challenge
Challenge #18 Valentine at Creative Stamp Friends
Challenge #14 Valentines/Love at Stamps R Us
Give Us Your Heart at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #16 Pink and White or Red and White at Digi's With Attitude
Love at Stamp and Create
Challenge #97 From The Heart at Digital Tuesday

Anything Goes, Again, At Craft Your Passion!




Tine for another "Anything Goes," challenge at Craft Your Passion. You don't want to miss out on this one! We have three awesome sponsors for you, this week!

Our first sponsor is Stamping Dragon Designs. Home of Rupert, Penny and Jiggy.. And now home to their new cutie, Stitch! They are giving one winner some images of thier choice from thier shop. Don't miss out on your chance to take some of these cute Dragons home with you!


Our second sponsor is Didge, from Didge's Doodles. This talented little lady is starting out young, as a digi artist, and has some cute cute images! Play along with us for your chance to win images of your choice, from her store. Check out her shop to see all the cuteness for yourself!

Our third sponsor is Pizazz Aplenty. Judy is giving our winner a yummy package of goodies from her store! If you haven't checked out Pizazz Aplenty, you better rush over to their store and check it out! Judy has an awesome variety of goodies and fantastic prices! Her service is excellent!


My card features this fabulous dragon image, Penny Dragon With Valentine, from Stamping Dragon Designs. I've colored miss Penny in with Promarkers. A clearstar gelly roll pen was used to add glitter and sparkle to the hearts, bow, wings, eyes and tummy of the image. The striped paper is a digi paper from Floppy Latte Designs. The white cardstock panel has scored lines to create to make embossed stripes, for texture. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and is punched using the oval and scalloped oval punches, by Stampin Up. I've used a gorgeous trim, called, Sophia, a pair of cushioned silver wings, and white flat back pearls, all from Pizzazz Aplenty. I used a red Dew Drop in the center of the silver wings, to add color. My card fits the sketch at Get Sketchy, The Pixie Cottage and at Crafting Life's Pieces.

This card reminds me of the movie and the book, How to Train A (Your) Dragon.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #55 Sketch at The Pixie Cottage
CLP-33 Sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces
Get The Music In You (Love Of My Life) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #46 Hearts A Flutter at Penny's Paper-Crfty
Red at Crafts And me
Name That Card (You Are In My Heart) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #47 Hearts at Bee Crafty
GS73 Sketch at Get Sketchy
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Crafts
DDC#61 Love Is In The Air at Double Dutch
Occasion Oasis (Valentine's Day) at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #17 Pink, Red & White at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Red Is All Around Us at By The Cute & Girly
Pink at One Crazy Stamper
Favorite Things (Dragons) at Making It With Meslyn
Extra! Extra! Sweethearts at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #8 Love Is In The Air at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #18 Scoring at My Partner In Crafting Crime
Anything Goes at My Grafico
CCCB#42 All You Need Is Love at City Crafter
Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #18 Love & Ribbon (Trim) at Creatalicious
Challenge #20 Girlie at Tip Top Tuesday
Love Is In The Air at Simon Says Stamp
Come Fly With Me at Delightful Sketches
Challenge #33 Card Not 6 x 6 at Short O Mania
Challenge #21 Red, Red, Red at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #84 Red at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #45 Valentine's at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #42 Anything Goes at Sew Many Challenges
Challenge #5 Stamp It Out at Paper Play
Pink and Red at AI Factory
Hearts at Stamp-n-doodle
Challenge #52 Red, Pink & White at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #8 Valentine's Day/Romance at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #76 Hearts at Fun With Shapes and More
Anything Goes at Craft us Crazy
Challenge #5 Red Hot Do You Stack Up
Challenge #3 Valentine's at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #58 Hearts at Sassy Studio Designs
Digi Day at Stamp Something
Pink, Red & White at Frosted Designs
FF#65 Get Your Pink On at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #3 Valentine's Day at Stampin' For The Weekend
Challenge #45 For A Sweetheart at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #17 Love at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #41 Love Is In The Air at I Did It Creations
Challenge #31 Love at Easy Craft Projects
Challenge #19 The Magic of Love at Mami Doodles
Valentine's at Stamp It Crazy
Challenge #14 Valentine's at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #41 Embossing at Phindy's Place
Challenge #1 Romance at Card Mad Fairy
Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #79 It Must Be Love Love Love at All Sorts
Hearts at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #120 Valentine at Secret Crafter
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #25 The World Is Our Oyster at 2 Sisters
Challenge #13 Photo Inspiration at Craft Your Days Away
Red and Romance at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #48 Do It With A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #41 Valentine's at Sentimental Sundays
Love at Crafty Ho's
Challenge #35 Free For All at Pear Tree Designs
Love Is In The Air at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #97 Photo Inspiration (Red, Hearts) at Cupcake Inspirations
G11 The Color Red at Gingerloft
ASC35 Bling Bling at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #107 Love Is In The Air at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #4 Valentine's at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Little Claire's
Love at Stamp and Create
TPE93 Be My Valentine at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #128 Seeing Red at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #51 Critter at Critter Challenge
Challenge #80 Love at Incy Wincy
Challenge #97 Love at Stamp With Fun
Three Hearts at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #37 Use Cupid Or Hearts at Paper Playtime
Challenge #39 Hearts at Crafty Cardmakers
CCH53 Lots of Love at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #16 Love is at Wild Orchid Challenge
Challenge #24 Digi Stamp and Movies (How To Train A Dragon) at Karber Weekly
KB Cute Monday #2 at Karber Weekly
Challenge #15 Love at Magical Monday
Challenge #18 Valentine at Creative Stamp Friends
Challenge #14 Valentines/Love at Stamps R Us
Give Us Your Heart at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #3 Bling It On at Digi's By Phooka
Challenge #16 Pink and White or Red and White at Digi's With Attitude
Challenge #97 From The Heart at Digital Tuesday