Friday, November 29, 2013

Looky What I Did!!!

Hello and Happy Friday!  I am so excited to finally be able to share a picture of my first publication ever!!!!  It was one of my crafting goals to get something published this year, and by gorge I did it!  ( and with only a month left in the year hehehe! )  This is the magazine you will be able to find it in and my little project:

My thoughts on getting published: try try try again.... I'm still trying!  But you never know when that one or two cards might just be what they were looking for!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Holidays - Challenge

Hello!  Welcome to this weeks challenge at The Holidays!!! yay!!!  It is officially the holidays!!! ( I know, I know I've been celebrating on my blog for like ever now hehehehe!)  Now remember ALL products are accepted in our challenges, you will however earn a double entry if you use images, and what can you win?!?!?!  A $20 shopping spree to!!!  Woo hoo, it's like giving yourself a Christmas present early!  So here is my take on this weeks challenge:

( I hope you can see the sparkles at this angle!  I just love it!  And the dimension of the snow? yay! )


I hope to see you join in and don't forget you can win a $20 shopping spree!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

BIG NEWS! And I do mean BIG!!!!

SO yayness!!!!! I have some fun and exciting news to share with all of you today.... if you noticed a few days back I had made some cards to apply for The Alley Way Stamps Design Team.... and guess what?.... no really, take a guess i'll wait.... *happy chair dancing*..... you're right.... I MADE THE TEAM!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

See this fun announcement and take a look at all of the other amazingly talented ladies I will be working with!!! yay!!!!!

Thanks so much for continuing to stop by and I can not wait to share all of the new fun TAWS goodness with all of you soon!
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Avery Elle I heart You!!!

I'm so excited because some of my newly ordered Avery Elle goodies arrived at my house the other day and I couldn't wait to play!  So I had to play along with the Avery Elle Anything Goes Challenge!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Avery Elle
Tag Die: Avery Elle
Ink: Shades Ink Spots
Patterned Paper: AC
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Rhinestones: Recollections

This just makes me so happy!  I hope you have a Happy Friday and a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanks layout

Hi!  I'm back with a second thankful layout featuring some photos from last years thanksgiving:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Imaginesce, We R Memory Keepers, Lawn Fawn, Bella Blvd., and Echo Park
Stickers: DCWV, Lily Bee Designs, Simple Stories, Websters Pages
Pen: Creative Memories

I created this layout based on the following challenges:

Life.Paper.Scrapbook November Sketch Challenge:

Paper Issues: Give Thanks Challenge

Rochell Spears: Family layout

And I'm also thankful for you for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge

Hooray!!! It's everyone's favorite type of challenge: ANYTHING GOES!!!  What does that mean specifically for you?  That you have no excuses to not enter some type of crafty project in this challenge for your chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the Store.  Woo hoo!!!!  Here is my take on the challenge this month:

Supplies Used:

Hope to see your creations this week in our Anything Goes Challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sparkle and Shine...

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend, ours was busy and not busy at the same time if that makes any sense hehehe!  I'm popping in to share a card I've made based on some challenges and for a card swap I signed up to be a part of.  I just love Christmas cards and couldn't pass up the chance to give and receive handmade cards from crafters around the world!  Anywho, here it is:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Stamp: Mama Elephant
Ink: Memento
Watermark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Piccolo 24k Gold
Twine: Target

I've made this based on the following challenges:
Curtain Call and Casual Fridays have joined together on this challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Got Ink?

Hope you have a great start to your week!  Happy crafting too!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guest Designer At Factory Direct Craft

Hello, today I have a Christmas count down project being featured on the Factory Direct Craft Blog!  I would love to have you come visit me over there!  Thanks so much and have a great day!

Happy Crafting!

*GIVEAWAY* Whimsical Twist and Pink Paislee Style

Woo hoo!!! Remember when I hinted that there was something big and fun happening on Whimsical Twist yesterday? Well today is the day!!!  yay!!!!  Check out all of the details here:

Good Luck!!!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa Technique Challenge: Microbeads

Welcome to this month's Technique Challenge at  I love these monthly techniques, because most of the time they are techniques I've never tried myself, so talk about a true challenge!  The technique this month is Microbeads, and I had no clue what that was until I surfed a couple of tutorials on how microbeads are used with stamping and the results are stunning!!!  I hope this challenge will have you challenging yourself to try something new if you have never played with microbeads I highly encourage it!  Here is my take on the challenge:

(PS this has a bigger WOW factor in person!)

Supplies Used:

* I am also entering this into the Christmas Cards All Year Round CHallenge: Snow
and into the Christmas Card Challenge Sketch #50 ( Mine is flipped upside down hehehe)
Hope to see your creations, and to see you try something new!  It might just surprise you!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Button Focus

Hello!  I can't believe I almost let the 10 minute Craft Dash slip by without playing along, but notice the key word being almost... I just love this challenge so much that I couldn't let that happen! hehehe!  So here is my take on featuring buttons in less than 10 minutes:

Time: 9 mins. 43 secs.

Stamps: (map) October Afternoon, (sentiment) Verve
Ink: Shades Ink Spots and PTI
Heart Button
Twine: The Twinery

* I am also entering this into the Verve Diva Dare Challenge: Shape Up!
Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting!

That Smile: Spotlight on the Whimsical Twist Blog

Today I am sharing this layout that I made of my Handsome little man on the Whimsical Twist Blog.  I was able to play with the fun Pink Paisley line: Hey Kid that I recently got from the Whimsical Twist Store, and love the fun colors!

Supplies Used:

I would love for you to head over there and leave me a message, plus you will learn more details about how this project was made!  Don't forget there is a Grateful challenge ( any grateful project will do cards, scrapbook, anything paper made!!!) for a chance to win a gc to the store!!!!
Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a great day! PS there will be some big news and fun on the whimsical twist blog tomorrow!!!! yay!!!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hugs for you TAWS!

Welcome to post #2!!!  Now I'm going to share another card using the Bot Time Stamp set by the Alley Way Stamps!  This card happened with a big thanks to my cutterbee scissors, because I did a l o t of fussy cutting and I do mean alot, hehehehe!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: (squares and cat from Bot Time) (sentiment from Jibber Jabber) The Alley Way Stamps
Patterned Paper: MME
Ink: Memento
Color Medium: Copics
Dots: Teressa Collins

I think all of the cutting was worth it, I just love the look!  Thanks again for stopping by a second time today and hope you all have a great rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!


I am so excited to share two posts with you today, because they are both entries for the new DT Call at The Alley Way Stamps!  I would love love love love love to be on such an amazing team as I know so many others would as well, so I wish everyone nothing but good luck!!!  With that said here is my first little guy... I adore this stamp set, Bot Time, not just because the images are so cute, but this is the set I used for my first ever published peice!!! ( yay!  My card using this stamp set will be in this month's November Paper Crafts Magazine Special Issue to hit stands on the 26th! I'm sure I'll share that card once I'm allowed to, but make sure to check out the entire issue when it becomes available!!!) 

Stamps: (Bot Time) The Alley Way Stamps
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants
Ink: Distress Inks by Ranger and Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: White
Gold Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit little ol' me today, and I wish you a wonderful one!  Stop by for post two if you get a chance!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Challenge: Thank You

Hello!  Welcome to a new Tuesday Challenge at, woot woot!  This week we challenge you to make a Thank you project.  Remember that each week there is a new challenge and a new chance to win a $20 shopping spree to the store so make sure you get your crafty projects linked up!  (If you use a image you double your chances, woo hoo!)... Now on to my take for this weeks challenge:

Supplies Used:

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: CAS!  Hope to see your thank you projects this week and have a great day!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 11, 2013

You Make My Heart So So So Very Happy!

Hi!  Today there is a new challenge up at the Whimsical Twist Blog: Thankful... create a project focusing on what you are thankful for.  Make sure you play along or at least stop by to see what my lovely team members have made and for your chance to win a shopping spree to the Whimsical Twist Store!  now here is my take on the challenge:

Products Used:

I based this layout on the Creative Scrappers #254 Sketch Challenge:

And on the Paper Issues Challenge: Grateful for You
And on the Memory Nest: Crafty Creations #5
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Happy Crafting!