Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments #27-Birthdays

It's time for another challenge at Shannon's Sentiments this week and the theme is "Birthdays."  I decided to try my hand at a digital layout this week, since I actually have pics of myself from this year. I got this cute quick page from here and I have added the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Independence Day set. I have designed my entire layout using, super esay to use and FREE!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cooking It Up With Katie #61

It's challenge day again over at Cooking It Up With Katie and we are excited to be sponsored this week by Sassy Studios. They are offering the winner of this challenge their choice of 4 images from the store, how cool is that!  They have once again provided us with images to work with and I decided on I'm Every Woman- The New Spa Day which happens to be a FREEBIE (so go grab it)!

The challenge is week is:
Start with some Brads, Include some Letters, & Stamp an Image (rubber or digi)

I have used  the sketch from The Pink Elephant this week and I added Sparkly Fluff to her towel (which you can now find at Archiver's as my store had it with glitters). A little faux stitching, computer generated sentiments, and big button with ribbon complete this card!

I am entering this in the following challenges"

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments #25- Get Well

 As Shannon mentioned in THIS POST, this month Michelle is sponsoring Cards for a Cause to send cards to bring smiles to the faces of those deserving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

In honor of this sponsorship, Shannon has graciously created a FABULOUS new set called Get Well, and not only that, she is donating $1 from each set sale to the USO. That's 25%!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity, Shannon!!!!

Our challenge this week is to make a Get Well Card, or something else that would bring a smile to someone's face who is recovering from an injury. Hopefully, you will send that card (along with some others - hint hint!!!!!) to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, but that's not required. If you DO choose to send it there, PLEASE be sure to follow the guidelines you can find HERE. We want to bring smiles, not tears.

I have created 2 very simple cards for the challenge using the sketch from Clean & Simple, however I have turned it on it's side.  I love how versatile this sketch, it's perfect for using up all those scraps of paper we have lying around. Now head over to Shannon's Sentiments to check out the rest of DT projects!

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Clean & Simple-sketch

Friday, May 6, 2011

May Day Hop @ The Stamping Boutique

It's hard to believe that it's May already and what better way to celebrate than with a May Day Blog Hop with the talented ladies at The Stamping Boutique.  There will 2 seperate groups posting projects, so you can choose to hop Saturday/Sunday or both days.  You won't want to miss the wonderful creations from the design team using the image called "maypole."  If you came here from Rhonda's blog then you are on right track and I'm your last stop for today!  If not head over to The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog to start hopping!

For my creation I decided to use Smooch for my ribbons, so  first I printed my image and then used my Nesties.  I then used the same Nestie as a stencil to add my blue sky.  After coloring my ribbons I cut each of pieces out and remounted, I added some tiny pearls to the ribbons and centers of flowers at top. I also added some tiny bling to sparkles on image.  I added the grass by using my icicle punch.

Now what hop wouldn't be comple with some BLOG CANDY, so I am offering one lucky person
 2 FREE images from store as well as the maypole image!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and for an extra entry become a follower of my blog!

Don't forget on Tuesday, May 10th Tracey is having a "Dollar Digi Day", what does this mean you may ask?  Well all the images located in the "What's New" section of the store will be $1 each!  This means all the latest images will be at a huge fraction of cost! If you love TSB like I do, you won't want to miss your opportunity to build your collection!  So what are you waiting for, head over to store and get your shopping list ready for Tuesday!
Make sure to come back and hop tomorrow if you can, that hop will start at 12:00 am EST at The Stamping Boutique Challenge.

To the world.....

With Mother's Day around the corner I have been inspired to make some projects for all the special moms in my live.  I grabbed this wonderful sentiment from the "Mother's Love set" over at Shannon's Sentiments and framed it using my Nesties.  The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and that fabby flower is made using a tutorial I found here.  Come over and join us on CDAC as Shannon's Sentiments is sponsoring the "embellishment challenge" and there is a great prize up for grabs!  Join us Saturday for our new challenge with inspiration from our new DT ladies!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday-sketch
AI Factory-Mother's Day
Craft Us Crazy-Mother's Day and/or flowers
Crafty Sentiments-flowers
Deligthtful Challenges-Mother's Day or special lady
Southern Girls- Let's hear it for the girls
Amber's Crafts & Stuff-special lady
Creative Card Crew-For Mom
Sisterhood of Crafters- Mother's Day
Partytime Tuesdays-Mother's Day
Try It On Tuesday-something old/something new (old-papers, new-digi sentiment)
Tuesday Throwdown-Mother's Day
Creative Stamp Friends-Mother's Day
Stamp-N-Doodle- Mother's day
Card Cupids-Mother's Day
Creative Cowgirls-Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations Paint-Mother's Day
I Dit It Creations-Mother's Day
Crafty Ho's-Strong/Influential Women
Sentimental Sundays-For those special women
2 Sisters-for mom
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle-Mother's Day
Fairytale Challenge- Mother's Day

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Exciting things happening at The Stamping Boutique

Hold on to your socks as I have an important announcement you will want to mark you calendars for, yes that's right something big is happening for one day only at The Stamping Boutique
On Tuesday, May 10th Tracey is having a "Dollar Digi Day", what does this mean you may ask?  
Well all the images located in the "What's New" section of the store will be $1 each!  This means all the latest images will be at a huge fraction of cost, currently there are over 75 images in that section and Tracey is still adding images as fast as her little fingers can draw them!  If you love TSB like I do, you won't want to miss your opportunity to build your collection!  So what are you waiting for, head over to store and get your shopping list ready for Tuesday!
Also don't miss out as this weekend on May 7th & 8th as The Stamping Boutique will be hosting a blog hop and I'm sure there will be some surprises along the way!  The team will be split up in two groups and you can hop along on Saturday or Sunday or both, whatever is most convenient for you!  
Come join us for our May Day Hop for some fun and inspiration!

Wonder Layout

I am so excited to be a part of the Challenge Masters Team, if you haven't checked us out yet you should.  Each weeks challenges are posted in several categories from color, sketch, trend, scrappin' boys/girls, etc.  The DT ladies come up with the most wonderful challenges to make you think outside the box when creating your projects and I have once again foun my love for scapbooking!

I made this layout for the "Color Challenge" and we were to use Kraft as our base and use this paper as our inspiration from My Mind's Eye.I grabbed this adorable pic of my lil' man when he was just a year old
(he's now 6), I just love the innocence and wonder in his eyes.  All these papers are pieces from Storyteller's kits and flourishes/title were cut using Cricut.  I made the flowers using scraps from pieces of papers I used, the poem I found online.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Charima Cardz- no cards allowed
Paper Play- show us your style
Paper Romance- use your fave die (I love the QuicKutz die I used for poem)
Sassy Studios- handmade flowers
Crafts & Me- swirls (flowers & flourishes)
Papercraft Star- find your own sketch
Papertake Weekly- anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday- open challenge
Craft Your Passion-anything goes
Make It Monday-anything goes
Pollycraft-anything goes
By The Cute & Girly-anything goes
Catered Crop- follow the recipe (pp-stripes/polka dots, color-yellow/white/kraft/blue, embellies-ribbon, handmade flowers, ink- CTMH Cocoa, tools- Cricut/Storybook cartridge, Quickutz die)
Dream Valley Challenges-flowers
Scrappy Frogs-anything goes
Sparkles Forum-anything goes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge this week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar and Sunday Sketch & Stamp and I have some super exciting news!  I was asked to join the Sunday Sketch & Stamp team, so this is my first card using the provided sketch.  I have used the image called Praying Hands which I have colored with Copics (E00/21/51). I colored the sleeves using a sponsge dauber and CTMH Spring Iris ink. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder and border punch is from Stampin' Up. The flowers are made using Die-Namics Mini Rose with a little bling for centers, sentiment is computer generated. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar- white+ one color
Divas by Design- anything goes
Paper Shelter- bling it up (centers of flowers)
Simon Says Stamp & Show- show us your hands

Cooking It Up With Katie #60

Time for another Cooking It Up With Katie challenge and we are so excited this week as we have 2 sponsors, so that means 2 chances to win prizes!!! First we have regular sponsor Gingerloft who were very generous to our team and we hope you love the samples.  And we have the new sponsor 2 Cute Rubber Stamps who also provided us with images so we were spoiled!

This week the ingredients are:
Use Green (a little or a lot), Add some Punching, & Make it a Double (use two of something)

I chose to work with a 2 Cute Stamp and am in love with their adorable images, I see some retail therapy in my future there-LOL!!!  This cute image is called Penguin Wedding and have colored it using my Copics (100, BV00/02/04). I cuted the image out using my Nesties and then inked with CTMH Spring Iris ink. Papers are from my stash of course and I found that cute bling title also in my stash!  I used the sketch from Magical Monday, however forgot you have to use a fantasy image so will not be entering in their challenge.

I am entering in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy- wedding
ECP Challenges-wedding

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #65- It's all about B!

How stinkin' adorable is lil' bear?  Well he is called "Giving Bear" and is courtesy of Di's Digi Dowloads and we are so excited to have them as our sponsor this week at Kaboodle Doodles. This week we'd like to see your creations using embellishments that begin with "B" - buttons, bows, brads, bling - decorate your project with anything that begins with a "B."
For my card I used the sketch over at Create 4 Fun, however I turned it on it's side. I have also used something new to create my flower buttons, my dear friend Miss Sue got me the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Custom Button Making Tool (say that 3 times fast, lol)!  It allows you to create your own customized buttons using any papers you like.  I have also used my Nesties to frame the image and my Sizzix polka dot embossing folder to add some texture.

I am entering this is the following challenges:
Create 4 Fun- sketch
Sugar Creek Hollow- embossing
Sweet Stampin'- try something new (my new tool)