Thursday, April 29, 2010

Secret Crafter- Saturday challenge


This weeks challenge over at the Secret Crafters Saturday challenge is to "distress". It's a boy's birthday card and what better to rough up then that! These are not the typical colors I would think to distress but I like how it turned out! This image is called Love Machine and it is available over at the Stretch N' Bubbles store. I colored him in with my copics, gave his teeth a little sparkle with my clear Spica pen. I used some white distressing ink to distress the black edges and distressed all my edges with my distressing tool! That's about it. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kitty Cat

Good Morning!  
I feel like I've been away for so long!  I've been working on a scrapbook for an  80th Birthday party this Saturday.  I finally finished it!  I would like to take this time and do the dance of joy... I had less then two weeks to whip this up!   There is no such thing as whipping a scrapbook up I have to much pride it has to look just right! LOL!!!
On to my card!  Isn't this just the most adorable little kitty?!!!  She is available today at Stretch N' Bubbles for free.  We also have a weekly challenge over at Stretch N' Bubbles so pop on over and play it is a sketch challenge and this is my take on the sketch.  I will be popping by to see your creations with one of our images from Stretch N' Bubbles! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #10

Good Morning! 
Welcome to another Monday and a new challenge over at The Critter Sketch Challenge blog.  This week seeing it's our tenth week.  We are doing things just a little different.  You must use two patterned papers, one Prima flower, one ribbon. three brads, one button, one image and one cardstock.  There that should cover it!  I know it sounds like a lot of elements but it's really not so give us a try this week!  I would love to see what you can create with this challenge!  Have a great day!

supplies; Gretel-digi-All That Scraps, Prima flower, Daisy D's paper, PTI-cardstock,ink,sentiment and ribbon, brads/buttons-misc. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #29

I went to a crop yesterday and while I was there I stamped this little Magnolia birthday girl and thought it would be a perfect card to celebrate Lisa's birthday over at Just Us Girls.  It's a color challenge this week with a little twist-make a Birthday card!  I got some new Prima flowers (which are sooo nice) that I layered with a few others.  That's about it!  Thanks for stopping by!     

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse April Blog Hop

Here is my entry for this months blog hop at Waltzingmouse Stamps.  It was to make a Mothers Day card.  I used my new stamps Spring Baskets from WM.  I combined the two baskets and made one tall basket.  I saw that idea on someones blog.  I can't remember where though.  I stamped each word individually from the sentiment so it would fit nicely onto my card.  I cut apart the flowers to fill the space on the bottom right hand corner and had to add the bee just because!!!  Thanks for hopping by and now i'm off to see what everyone else has created!

supplies; Paper/Ink-PTI, Design paper(digi)-MTME, MS-scallop punch, Copics 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Good Morning!
Well the winner of the image I used for the blog hop is KanataNewf.  Please contact me and I will get the image to you.  You have until Friday to contact me.  Congratulations!!!  Don't forget today kicks off the second week of Stretch N' Bubbles sketch challenges and it's also digi free Wednesday. So grab the free image and come play with us!  I would love to see what you create!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Flourish Teapot

I'm back again with another image from Stretch N' Bubbles called Teacup Flourish.  Which is a new image for April and it is available in the Stretch N' Bubbles store.  I made this card to enter it in The Secret Crafters Saturday challenge.  It has to be a "Get Well' card.  I figured this was perfect for a get well card.  There is nothing better then a spot of tea to make one feel right as rain again! LOL!!! I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look!  ;0)

supplies; SNB- digi image, Cardstock-PTI Cream, Ripe Avocado, DP-misc., MS-border punch, Copics-YG93,YR20,BV000, Ink-PTI  Chai, Lavender Moon, New Leaf, Sentiment-PTI-Tea for Two and Vintage Labels

Bird with Balloon

Good Morining!
Well this Sunday is nothing like last Sundays weather. I don't have to worry about looking to pasty in my shorts this weekend!  LOL!  We are back down into the low 40's brrr!  It's a good day to do some crafting and catch up on some projects I have going for some people.  I have to make a 12x12 scrapbook for May 1st.  The woman just gave me some stuff for it yesterday and she wants the theme to be quilting.  Man I need some inspiration if anyone knows of quilting layout patterns let me know??!!!    It's the deadline that's stressing me and that anything I need to get has to be on line because there are no craft stores within a hundred mile radius!!! Grrrr!!!

On to my card...This image is called Bird with Balloon and its available as a digi over at Stretch N' Bubbles.  I pulled out a bunch of old Creative Memories paper and colored the birds and balloon to match the paper.  While I was at it I decided to follow this weeks sketch over at CPS.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by! ;0)
Supplies; SNB digi image-Bird with Balloon, CM papers, PTI cardstock-white, spring moss, PTI-buttons-scarlet jewel, sentiment-Spring Time Doodles,  Copic markers-C1,R59,YG93,Y23,Y000, RV42

Friday, April 9, 2010

Play Date Cafe challenge #24

This  is my card for this weeks challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  We have to use plum, lavender and cream.  I can tell you that I'm not a purple girl cuz I couldn't find to much of it in my stash the only thing I could find  was some old CM patterned paper.   I had just enough of the DP for this card.  I had ordered some  Just Rite stamps last Friday after I saw a tuitorial on making this kind of card.  I didn't have any round stamps to speak of and thought it would be fun to try these.  I really like them too!!!  Can't wait to play with them.  I just don't seem to have enough time lately...rrrrh!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stretch N' Bubbles sketch challenge blog

Welcome to the StretchNBubbles Sketch Challenge Blog Hop. If you came here
from Marcy's blog you're in the right place. If you stumbled upon this hop
by accident, go to Stretch N' Bubbles challenge blog and start there. Be
sure to leave comments on all the DTs posts along the way to be eligible
for some great prizes! We at Stretch N'Bubbles are excited to announce our
new Weekly Sketch Challenge. Each week there will be a new sketch designed
by Alison for you to play along with. You can use ANY Stretch N'Bubbles image
(if you don't have any, you can pick up a new freebie every Wednesday)
combine that image and the SNB sketch with any other challenge of
your choice. Post your entry to the SNB Sketch Challenge Blog and you're
in the running for a weekly top three award. A random winner will be
chosen each week as well and that person will win any SNB image of
their choice.

Here is my card using Tweet Tree based on Alison's sketch. I used my
Graphic 45(Le Romantique)paper,Kaiser pearls and a piece of white
Grosgrain ribbon that I colored with my Copics to match my image.
My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 so I shrunk my image to 50%. It's the perfect
size for a little thank you card.

Be sure to leave a comment here on this post. You will have until 8pm on
Tuesday, April 13th to leave your comment. I'll choose a winner from all
the comments and anounce the winner here on my blog at 9am on Wednesday,
April 14th and that person will win the image I used on my card. The winner
must contact me by April 16th to claim thier image. Leave comments on all
the DT's posts along the hop and you can win the images they used too.
Once you've made your way through the hop, you'll be in the running for
the overall blog hop winner which means FOUR SNB images of your choice.
Your next stop is Michelle's blog.
After you've visted all the DT's blogs and left them comments, we invite
you to play along in the first ever SNB Sketch Challenge. I can't wait
to see what everyone creates!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Secret Crafter- Saturday challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge is to make a card with a garden theme. I chose my image from the Greeting Farm. I made a gate fold card for this one and I used my digi paper from MTME along with the stamp set Just for You for my sentiments and wheelbarrow on the inside of my card.

Critter Sketch Challenge #8

Good Monday Morning!

What a beautuful weekend we had here in New England. It was just like summer had arrived but i'm sure we are gonna pay for this! It's all a tease! Although at least we got a jump start on the yard work. It always feels good to get things cleaned up and raked. So when the good weather does come to stay we can enjoy it!

We are on week #8 at the Critter Sketch challenge blog already and this week it's a sketch with a little twist you must add gingham to your project. It can be paper ribbon or whatever as long as it has some!! I used some digi gingham from MTME along with Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm for my card.
We also have the very talented Kim Howard joining us as our guest designer for the month of April.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Color Dare #62

This is my card for the Color Dare this week. I used my Springtime Doodles from PTI for this one. It's a fun set that has lots of elements to make fun cards with and it paired nicely with PTI's fillable frames die and stamp set. After I was done coloring my image in with my Copics I ran it through my cuttle bug with the dots folder then added my flowers I had cut out with pop-ups. I decided to leave them plain and to just add some pearl dots to their centers and that's about it. Thanks for stopping by!

Just Us Girls Challenge #27

The weather here is crazy!!! It's like 84 degrees outside. I can tell you I'm not ready I'm way to pasty looking in my shorts!!! Yuck!
This is my entry for the sketch challenge over at Just Us Girls this week. This image is from Pink Cat Studios. I colored the cute little flowers in with my Copics and then airbrushed a pale yellow over them because I thought my background was to white. Now it looks more earthy like the DP papers(which made me happy!!!) I used my clear spica pen on the petals for a little shimmer (which you probably can't see). Thats about it. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!!!