Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gues Designer for Becky's Sweet Creations...

Hello everyone!!!  I am here to share my card as a Guest Designer for Becky's Sweet Creations... the challenge this week had been to make a card with glitter and bling... I think I managed to add some in here or there... hehehe!
Make sure you stop by to see what the other DT members made and thanks so much for stopping by here!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hippity Hop Easter's On It's Way...

Hello and Happy beautiful Spring!!!  With Easter right around the corner the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and crafters are busily making their Easter cards for all of the fun challenges going on... so here is my Easter card for just such a thing...

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz
Ribbon : Cassa Collection
Distress Inks and Stain: Tim Holtz
Blending Tool: Ranger
Mist: Perfect Pearls
Adhesives: Scotch and Glue Dots
Other: Toilet Paper Roll, wired flowers

I didn't stamp a sentiment because there is one printed already on the little bunny cards, but because the Tim Holtz paper has a faded look it is hard to tell in the picture: " Easter Joys Be Yours ".

And how did I use the toilet paper roll you might be asking? See that little cork screw over the flower stems?  That's right... that's my roll!  I cut a piece off of the roll, stained with my distress stain on both sides, then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in Gold and twisted it around a thin pencil... viola!  I loved it so much that I've started another card using these same cork screws... but that's for another day! hehehe! ( It's like Friday's at the end of a Soap Opera, one must be left hanging to make sure you return on Monday. )

I am entering this into:
Moxie Fab : The Household Challenge
Cards: Easter Challenge
I Break For Challenges : Easter
Scrapalicious USA : Easter Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may so happily leave!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Virgina's View... sure is a happy one!

Hello!  Today I am here to share my challenge entry for Virgina's View at Lily's Pad :

and here was our inspiration:

Materials Used:
Twine from the twinery
Patterned Paper : Martha Stewart
Glue dots
Computer Sentiment

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 26, 2012

$100 Giveaway!!!

Make sure you stop by Kristin's new site Kristin Wilson Handmade ( formally known as lilsweetpeasplace ), and sign up to be a follower and to find out more on how you can get a chance at a $100 gift certificate to!!!  Best of luck!!!

Happy Crafting!

REMINDER : The Getting Scrappy Challenge - use a LO sketch is still open, so make sure you get your projects in for a chance at a fun prize from Boys Rule Kits!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the March Papertrey Blog Hop!  Make sure you go see what others have made for this wonderful hop, and check out the newest release too ( once again they have out done themselves! ).  Here was my card for the hop:

Sorry for the poor picture quality!  I got stuck taking this picture at night! It is a pretty yellow and blue when seen in better light.

PTI stamps: Mega Mehndi Stamp Set and Stitches and Swirls
Technique Tuesdays Clear Stamp Sentiment
Colorbox Mixed Media Ink
Paper: We R Memory Makers and DCWV
Blue silk ribbon

Challenge picture:

Thanks for stopping by!  And best of luck to all who participated!!!
Happy Crafting!

CAS Card - Black and Pastel

Hello everyone!  I hope you have had a nice and relaxing weekend!  I had a busy and fun one celebrating for the last time my youngest's first birthday party! ( Party #3 was a success! Pictures coming soon! )  So now I am here to share a CAS card I made with some new goodies:

Stampin' Up Circle stamp
Fiskars Butterfly Magic Clear Stamps
Memento Ink
StazOn Black Ink

I made this based on the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge : Black and Pastels!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me comments!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A little Embossing...

Hello!  Today I am sharing 4 little cards I made for the Becky's Sweet Creations guest designer spot.  I made these cards using some sweet little Hero Art bird stamps that I won courtesy of the very talented Vera at Ling's Design Studio ( She is amazingly talented and you should def. go see some of her work! ), thanks again!!!  And here are the cards I made...

Materials Used:
Hero Arts Stamp
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
StazOn Black Ink
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, and Stampin Up!
Cutter Bee Scissors
Studio 112 stamps - sentiments

I am entering this into the following challenge too:
Whimsical Designs - Celebrate Spring!

Happy Crafting!

PS - Please don't forget about the Getting Scrappy Challenge going on... just find a sketch and make a LO to be able to play along!!!  For more details head on over there!  You still have a week to join and I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CAS Card

Hello!  So I have finally been lucky enough to be able to get my hands on some PTI stamps... and they are amazing!!!  Today's card was made for the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge this week: 1-2-3...

1. Patterned Paper - from my scrap bag   2. An Image - Stiches and Swirls PTI Stamps
3. A Sentiment - Technique Tuesdays

Ink - PTI and Colorbox

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the lovely comments, they always keep me going!

I am also entering this into the Hiding in My Craft Eoom #38 - KISS - keep it simple sweety!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Time for Everything...

So this is my very first masking card... but I am happy with how it turned out, and with a little practice it can only get better right?

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Penny Black Stamp
Sticky Notes ( that's how I masked! )
Foam Applicator

Thanks so much for looking and I appreciate any comments you take the time to leave they always make my day! My Inspiration came from : Heather at Bits and Pieces ( her work is amazing!!! ).  Thanks Heather!  I am also entering this into the Less is More Challenge: Masking!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Getting Scrappy Challenge - Getting Sketchy!!!

Welcome to another great Getting Scrappy Challenge!!!  And did you see the awesome prize you could win this month?! Anywho, the challenge this time is to use a sketch and share what sketch you used in your post!  How easy is that?  So here is my page:

And here is the sketch I used:

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - Quick Quotes French Quarter
Storybook Cartridge
Glue Dots
Cutter Bee Scissors
Zig black Pen

Make sure you hop over to The Getting Scrappy Challenge so you can play along too!!!  And don't forget there is a prize too from Boys Rule Kits !  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to see what sketches you use and make for your own scrapbooks!

I am also entering this into the Sketches With A Twist March Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Delightful Inspiration LO

Hello!  Today I am here to share my Lo based on the sketch over at Artful Delight!  If you have never seen their kits then you don't know what you are missing because they are delicious!  So here was my take for this months challenge:

And here is the sketch provided:

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper - Martha Stewart ( just one piece front and back! love that! ) Title - from my scraps pile, My Creative Memories - Story Box
Basic George Cartridge
EK Success Edge Punch
Paper Studio Sticky Doos
We R Memory Keepers Clear stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Paint Brush

I used a new fun and easy technique for myself on this layout.  I used Tim Holtz Ink in Broken china dabbed a paintbrush in the ink and then just smashed it onto the white strip of paper, it gave me a water look and took away from the starkness of the white... fun and super simple just the way I like it!
Thanks for stopping by make sure you stop by Artful Delight, you'll be happy you do!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CAS - tastic!!!

Hello and thanks for visiting me today!!!  I want to share a card I made for the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge this week: For Sentimental Reasons - make the sentiment your main focus... and here is what I did...

Materials Used:
Stampin' Up Patterned Paper
The Paper Studio Clear Stamps
Memento Ink
Twine from the Twinery
Candi by Craftwork Cards

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Oh so Moxie Fab!!!

Hello and welcome to my first entry for a Moxie Fab Challenge! ( I know gasping is required, and maybe a little tsking too! ) Even though I'm a little late with post it, now you can add in the boos, but sometimes life just keeps you hoping before you realize that a deadline came and went... but I Love this card so much I just had to share it anywho...

Do you remember my previous LO with all of the butterflies on it?  Well I still had lots of extra butterflies left and this is what I did with them...

Materials Used:
White Cardstock ( double mated )
Cricut Expression
Storybook Cartridge
I-Rock Tool and Gems
Papertrey Ink Stamps
Clear Snaps Mixed Media Ink

Remember, never throw away your extra cuts!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic rest of the week!
Happy Crafting, and Happy Crafting Month!

PS - I would be a bad DT member if I didn't remind you that you have the rest of this week to turn your green LO's into the Getting Scrappy Challenge for a chance at one great prize!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012


I know you all clicked on this just because of the title... intriguing right?  Well it sure is in the stamping world, because I'm talking about stamp kissing!  It's a real thing!  ( I had never heard or thought of it until I came across this Simon Says Challenge, but I am still a stamper newbe! )  Let's just say I'm in love with this technique too... Basically you "kiss" two stamps together and then stamp either one or the other onto your project.  Here is my take on this challenge...

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper : Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hero Arts, Hampton Art, and Technique Tuesday
I-Rock Tool and Gems
Color Box Ink - Raisin
Color Box Mixed Media Ink
Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you see what others have made for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LO for Jinger Adams DT Call

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!!  Halfway through the week, and closer to a very busy weekend! ( We are having the first of 3 first birthday parties for my littlest one this weekend! )  Today I want to share these LO's that I have made for the Jinger Adams DT Call.... oh yes you read right the amazing Jinger Adams is creating a DT!!!!!!!!!  If you know what the Cricut is then you know who she is, and even if you don't you probably know who she is anyway! hehehe!  So I thought why not throw my name into the hat as well!  Best of luck to all of you trying... and if you are reading this then head over and join in the fun too!

And the second Double Page LO:

Materials Used:
Paper: Coredinations, and The Paper Company, Patterned Paper Spring Feast by First Edition Paper,
Cricut Expression
Calligraphy and Storybook Cartridges
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry and ATG
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loops
3L Photo Corners
Creative Imaginations Journaling frame
Kaisercraft Pearls
Recollections Gems

And here is a close up of the butterflies that you see floating throughout all of the pages...

Are you pictured out yet? hehehehe!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such wonderful comments that make crafting all that much more worth it!
Happy Crafting!

PS - Don't forget to make those green LO's for the Getting Scrappy Challenge going on here!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Getting Scrappy Challenge!!!

Hello crafty friends ( and those who are not too )!  Welcome to another Getting Scrappy Challenge!  This weeks challenge is titled: Color Me Lucky... yup, you guessed it we are going green.  Here was my LO for this challenge...

Materials Used:
Paper: Making Memories, Echo Park, Imaginisce, and Coredinations
Alphalicious and Ribbons and Rosettes Cartridges
Mixed Media Ink - Clear Snap
Peachy Keen Stiched Faces
Imaginisce I Rock Tool and Gems
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Nail file ( it's my homemade distressing tool! hehehe )

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure you stop by Amanda's Crafts and More to take part in this challenge, you have more than two weeks!!!  Plus there is a wonderful prize in store at the end of the month from Boy's Rule Scrapbooking Kits!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Layout and Your Chance at $20 gift voucher!

Hello everyone!!!  Hope you are having a fantastic day!  I am here to share a fun LO I made the other night, not for any challenges, but just for my little ones book!

Materials used:
Paper: Echo Park
LO sketch from Scrapbook Etc. current issue
Glitter buttons from Dear Lizzy American Crafts
Title from Miss Caroline Collection

And make sure you go to Amanda's Crafts and More to join us for the Getting Scrappy Challenge : all about the bling! ( you still have 3 days left, so jump to it! )  Your name will go into the drawing for a $20 gift voucher to Design on Cloud 9!!!!   Best of luck to you!
Happy Crafting!