Monday, May 30, 2011

My One and Only - Paper Playtime #47

Good Morning Blogger,

Happy Memorial Day!  Let me start off my honoring the Veterans among us today.  Thank you for your service to our country.  Thank you for standing up and protecting us and the USA!!! 

Today at Paper Playtime we are celebrating Wedding or Love (Challenge #47) with our designs.  Each of the Paper Playtime Queens have terrific selections for your to view and be inspired to play along with us.  Be sure and stop by the other design team members blogs and show some love.

Here is a cute little Queen of Hearts and her 'One and Only love' a charming prince disguised as a Frog.  They are digis from Karber Digital Images.
Don't you just love those hearts on her dress.  Although the picture doesn't not show it very well, I used Opal Glitter glue on her dress and crown.  Below is her dashing 'prince.'

His crown is blinged up with Pineapple Glitter glue.  He had to have some bling too.

They are quite the pair!

Design details:
Size:  A2 - Z-fold
CS:  White and Spring Green (The Paper Company)
PP:  Stripe and Circle paper (unknown) and Orange Polka dot/Orange and Yellow streak (GCD Studios - Spring All Over collection)
Digis:  Queen of Hearts and Prince Frog (Karber Digital Images)
Color Medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola)
Accents:  Opal and Pineapple glitter glue (JoAnn's)
Adhesive:  ATG Gun

Do stop by and check out all of the wonderful creations by the Paper Playtime Design Team.  Play along too.  We would love to see your interpretation of Challenge #47 Wedding or Love.

Happy Crafting and many Blessings,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blossoming Birdhouse

Well it is time for another great challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.  Challenge 11 is Favorite Technique.  I have so many I love to use it was hard to channel just one technique.
I chose to highlight Birdhouse from Limited Runs Digi's.  I really like the style of their stamps.

The favorite techniques I used this week were dry embossing (green mat is embossed with vines), glitter highlights (on blossoms) and inking (on green mats inside and out).

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White and Spring Green (The Paper Company)
PP:  Yellow floral (Colorbok - Pastel Garden pack)
Color medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola), Spring Green Writer (Zig Memory Systems)
Tools:  Vines Embossing Plate (Fiskars - Texture Plates II)
Accents:  Pineapple Glitter Glue (JoAnn's)
Adhesive:  ATG (Scotch)

Come join in on the fun and show us your Favorite Technique at Paper Crafting Journey.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Beary Sweet Get Well Wishes

Hello again blogger,

This week at Paper Crafting Journey (Challenge 10) we are making sweet Get Well cards ... I like to have plenty of these on hand.  The images used on this card are from Meljen's Designs.  These are some of my faves.   The winner of Challenge 10 at Paper Crafting Journey will receive 4 digi stamps of their choice.  There are lots of charming stamps at Meljen's Designs.

This sweet little bear is called Sick Little Bear and can be found here.  He is so adorable.  He needs a cup of honey tea to help him feel better. 

I chose to make an easel card.  I like this type of card because the front and inside sentiment are visible at the same time.

At the top behind the ribbon I punched the Upper Crust Edge on both sides of the paper to create a border for the ribbon.  
For the base of this card I punched several pieces of cardstock with the Upper Crust Edge and layered them
for more interest.

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, kraft, brown, tan and medium blue (The Paper Company)
PP:  Brown/blue plaid (unknown)
Fibers:  Brown two-tone (Bazzill Monochromatic)
Color medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola)
Tools:  Upper Crust Edge Punch (Fiskars)
Adhesive:  ATG Gun (Scotch)

Stop by Paper Crafting Journey for more examples of this weeks challenge.  Be sure to check out the other design team member's blogs.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the winner is ...

Courtney Cantu.  Congratulations Courtney.  Please contact me with your choice of gift card (i.e. JoAnn's, Michaels or Hobby Lobby) and your mailing address.

Thank you to all of you who participated in Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop.  I hope you had a terrific time.

Blessings and happy crafting,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Yippee Yahoo!!!

I am so excited!!!  I am honored to have made the Paper Playtime Digi Design Team.  I so wanted to be a 'queen'.  Now I can say I am ... not that I am already 'queen' of my home.  So, come play along with all of the design teams at Paper Playtime!  Congratulations to my fellow team mates!!! 

Blessings and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Today is Jenny's Birthday!!!   Welcome and thank you for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Giselle's.  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jenny's blog, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

Bring on the party hats and let's get this party started.  Purple is a great party color.  My project started with the purple Happy Birthday paper ... just perfect for the birthday girl, Jenny!  Happy Birthday Jenny!!!  Hope your day is uber wonderful!!!

Design details:
All materials unless otherwise stated are from DCWV 8x8 Birthday kit.
Size:  A2
CS:  White, purple and lilac (The Paper Company), blue, green and yellow
PP:  Purple Happy Birthday and Splats
Accents:  Chipboard letters (JoAnn's Craft Essentials), striped sticker (Birthday Borders by Me and My Big Ideas), rhinestone (Studio 112) and Opal glitter glue (JoAnn's Craft Essentials)
Stamp:  Happy Birthday, inside (Hero Arts)
Pigment Ink:  Violet (Colorbox)
Create a Critter Pinwheel (p 29) cut at 3"
Create a Critter Hat (p 29) cut at 3"

You can't have a party without some Blog Candy!!! You will have your choice of a $10 gift card at JoAnn's, Michaels or Hobby Lobby... WooHoo!  To win my blog candy you 1) MUST be a follower, 2) leave me a comment about your favorite birthday, 3) leave me a way to contact you and 4) have a US or Canadian mailing address.  You have until Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 pm to leave a comment for my blog candy.  I will be picking one lucky winner on Monday, May 9th.  You MUST respond withing five (5) days or I will be forced to pick another winner.  Good luck!

Thank you so much for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!
Your next stop is Savannah!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Jenny -
Linda -
Jennifer -
Katie -
Jennifer -
Kathie -
Jen -
Diana -
Kristen -
Nadia -
Giselle -
Belinda - - You are here!
Savannah - - Next stop!
Amber -
Monica -
Michelle -
Nikki -
Juel -
Sher -
Darlene -
Kara -
Jamie -
Jessica -
Elaine -

As always, Happy Crafting and Hopping!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

'Stitched' Birthday

Well I tried a new technique on a card.  Although I am not new to stitching (I was an avid cross-stitcher), I have not used any stitching on my cards.  I really enjoyed working with thread again.  This is a simple little birthday greeting.
Design details:
Unless otherwise stated all materials are from DCWV 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook kit.
Size:  A2
CS:  White (The Paper Company), blue, yellow, red and green
PP:  Stripe
Accents:  Gift sticker and vellum happy birthday
Fiber:  972 - Deep Canary (DMC embroidery floss)
Tools:  1/8" Magic Matter (Puzzle Mates), needle (used for punching holes and sewing)
Adhesives:  ATG and foam tape (Scotch)

This card is entered in the following challenge:  OWH Stars & Stamps #66 - sketch


Floral Note

I have been inspired by my bright surroundings of late.  The sun has been shining brightly and the colors of green and yellow are popping everywhere.  This card is a cheery little note.  I love having blank note cards on hand for notes to friends.
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White and bright yellow (The Paper Company)
Accents:  Red plaid sticker and watering can (Tie Me To The Moon - French Country Berries and Blooms)
Stamp:  Just a note (Stampendous)
Pigment Ink:  Orange and royal blue (Colorbox)
Fibers:  Gingham blue (The Paper Studio)
Adhesives:  ATG (Scotch) and Memory Book Glue Dots (Glue Dots International LLC)
Tool:  Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)

This card is entered in the 365 Cards - Day 48 - sketch challenge.

Have a sunny day!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Birthday Flowers

This was a quickie.  I was inspired by two things:  the 365 Cards header and a new Scrappy Cat stamp set I got a few weeks ago.  Although the picture doesn't show it the stems are also covered in light green glitter glue. 
Design details:
Size: A2 (maybe a little shorter)
CS:  Yellow (DCWV 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook kit)
Stamps:  Flowers (Scrappy Cat) and Happy Birthday (My Sentiments Exactly - Birthday set)
Pigment Ink:  Pink, purple, and orange (Colorbox)
Color Medium:  Fuchsia 0.5mm Writer and Spring Green 0.5mm Writer (Zig Memory Systems)
Accents:  Jewels (Scrappy Cat), Jewels (Darice) and Light Green Glitter Glue (Hobby Lobby)

This card is entered in 365 Card - Day 50 - Inspired by header.

I think that is it for tonight.  I need to clean up my craft table and start a fresh in the morning.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Another Candle!

This is another card that came mostly from my old stash.  I really enjoyed working with stickers on this card.  This is my first square card.  It is small 4 x 4, but I think the impact is huge.  This pic came out a little blue ... don't know what happened.

Design details:
Size:  4x4
CS:  White (The Paper Company) and blue (DCWV - 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook Kit)
PP:  Splats (DCWV - 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook Kit)
Accents:  Cake sticker (Birthday Sayings - Me and My Big Ideas), Soft Zig Zag sticker (Celebrate Me - Creative Imaginations), Rhinestones (Bling by EK Success) and Paper Blossoms (Making Memories)
Fibers:  Pink grosgrain ribbon (Offray)
Adhesive:  ATG (Scotch)

This is such a cute card in person.  Just love the patterned paper.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Craft Your passion #55 - Show us your layers

Another one on the way!


Another creation.  I was so in the zone the last few days.  This is a masculine card with a touch of pink. 
The pink is in the patterned paper on the letters P and Y.  I enjoy working with this paper.

Design details:
All materials are from DCWV 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook Kit unless otherwise stated.
Size:  A2 - used a Lime Green prefolded card (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
CS:  Red
PP:  Happy Birthday Blue
Accents:  Celebrate! sticker (Birthday Sayings) and Confetti stickers (Birthday Kids Borders) both from Me and My Big Ideas
Tool:  Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)
Adhesive:  ATG (Scotch)

This is entered in 365 Card - Day 33 - Boy Oh Boy! Challenge.

More to come.

Happy Birthday! Stair Step Card

Well, I tried my hand at a stair step fold card.  I was okay with it, but the picture just does not look so great. 
Design details:
All materials is from DCWV 8x8 Birthday Scrapbook Kit unless otherwise stated.
CS:  Kraft (The Paper Company), blue, red and yellow
PP:  Splats (kind of hidden by the blue cs)
Accents:  Letter stickers (Bits & Baubles - Creative Imaginations), Confetti stickers (Kids Birthday Borders - Me and My Big Ideas), present, candles and blower stickers (Birthday Stickers - Me and My Big Ideas)
Tools:  3-1/2" x 5" oval + red blade (Creative Memories)
Adhesive:  ATG (Scotch)

This is entered into 365 Cards - Day 43 - Stair Step Fold Card.

More cards to come!

Pop-Up Card

I finally tried my hand at a pop-up card.  It was pretty easy.
I am trying to use up some very old stock.  Even dug out my Writer's and did some hand-journaling.
Here is the view of the inside:

Design details:
Size:  4 x 8
All materials are from DCWV 8x8 Birthday Scrapbooking kit unless otherwise stated.
CS:  White (The Paper Company), red, green and yellow
PP:  Stripe and Polka Dot
Accents:  Gift stack sticker and vellum saying
Color Medium:  Baby Blue Writer (Zig Memory Systems)
Accents:  Aqua brads (Provo Craft)
Tools:  Small Scallop scissor (Fiskars), Silent Setter (Provo Craft), Wave cutter + red blade (Creative Memories and 1/8" Magic Matter (Puzzle Mates)

This card is entered in 365 Cards - Day 42 - Fancy Folds Pop-up Card.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Udderly Fabulous Moo!

Happy Thursday Blogger!  Let me introduce you to Betsy.  She is a real cutie and will be bringing Birthday Blessings to a very special person.  The challenge at Paper Crafting Journey was to use 'Bling'.  Well, Betsy is sporting a 'blinged' bow  and she is ready for the party.  Betsy can be found here.  She is a Limited Runs digi.  By the way Limited Runs is the sponsor for Challenge #9. 
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White and bright yellow (The Paper Company)
PP:  Hearts (Me & My Big Ideas) and green gingham (Frances Meyer)
Stamp:  Betsy (Limited Runs digi) and Birthday Blessings (My Sentiments Exactly - Birthday)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn (Tsukineko)
Color Medium:  colored pencils (Crayola)
Fiber:  Iridescent white (Wyla, Inc.)
Accents:  Oval adhesive gem (Studio 112) and Light blue glitter glue (Hobby Lobby)
Tool:  Silent Setter (Provo Craft) and Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)
Adhesives:  ATG and foam tape (Scotch) and 2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success)

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Blog Awards

I am so excited, I was awarded my first Stylish Blog Award and my second The Versatile Blogger Award!  Thank you so much Raven! Please stop by and see Raven's blog at  You will love visiting her site!

First things first ... thank the person who gave you the award - Thank you again Raven.
Next - tell 7 things about yourself.
1. I enjoying reading.  It takes me a while to get through a whole book, but I still love it.  (I just don't devote as much time to reading as I do other things)
2. I have three feline 'fur-babies'.  Their names are Sophie, Zach and Lucy.
3. I am not a gardener.  I do not like digging in dirt ... there are creepy crawly things in there ... EEK!
4. I was a pianist/keyboard player in a Praise Band.  Now, I just play for my own and family's enjoyment.
5. I do not have any children.  I just use my friend's children when I want to play 'Mother.'
6. I am addicted to chocolate.
7. Paper has become an obsession for me.  It is a group for this????!!!

Lastly, but certainly not least, I need to give these awards to 15 wonderful bloggers.
6. Jackie -
7. Laura -
8. Lisa S -
9. Suzie -
10. Wendy -

Again, I want to express my thanks to Raven for gifting me with these wonderful blog awards. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunnier Days

It is a beautiful Good Friday.  The sun is shining brightly and the birds are chirping outside my craft window.  The kitties can't decide which window to watch from this beautiful day.  Well I will start off with pics of Lucy.  She is the baby of the kitties.  She is also the smallest of the three and the only calico.  I was getting rid of some clutter (spring cleaning, ya' know) and she decided to play in the box of tissue paper that I was trying to organize.

"Mom do you have to keep taking my picture."  She was a bit challenged by all the flashes. 
I was trying to get a sheet of tissue out of the box and Lucy just had a fit.  In this pic we are at an impass.  I can't get tissue and she can't get rid of me.  This next pic is Lucy watching me from a totally cleared out box.  "Mom, I am so glad we get that tissue squared away."  Me too Lucy!

How about a card?  This was a quickie today.  I already had the little umbrella cut and assembled.  I used paper from my stash for this card.  Other areas of our country are praying that NO MORE rain comes their way.  Here in North Texas we are experiencing lots of wildfires.  Some areas are praying for MORE rain.  This card voices that sentiment.  This is also in celebration of Earth Day.
Design details:
Size:  A2 - Easel card
CS:  White, medium green, medium pink and yellow (The Paper Company)
        Pastel yellow (Colorbok - Pastel Pak)
PP:  Orange/Yellow shaded and White/Orange shaded (GCD Studios - Spring All Over)
        Rainbows, rain, green/white linen and rain tag (DCWV - Flower Shower stack)
Color Medium:  Green LePen (Marvy, this is really old), 1.0mm Black Energel (Pentel) and
                         White medium Gelly Roll
Font:  Papyrus (Microsoft)
Tool:  Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)
Adhesives:  ATG and foam tape (Scotch), 2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success) and Xyron 150 (Xyron)
Create a Critter - Umbrella (pg 31) cut at 3"
Create a Critter - Butterfly (pg 64) cut at 1-1/2"
Create a Critter - Flower Trio (pg 69) cut at 2"

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime #43 - Weather
365 Cards Day 46 - Easel Card
PSR Random Amusing #10 - Earth Day

Blessings and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Fun!

I have been having a great time playing with paper the last few days.  Here are a few more of my Easter creations.  I'll start with the Easter Lambs.  I made this in several different color combos.  Was just too much fun.  I am enjoying my new edger punch, Fancy Flight by EK Success.  I used it here to punch both sides of the paper for a great lace look.  The ribbon was a Hobby Lobby find.  I got a ton of different colors and patterns when they went on sale for 50% off.  Just perfect for cards and scrapbooking.  The cute little flowers on top of the card is from a set of foam glitter stickers that I found at our local Dollar Store.  I got different color packs and wish I had gotten more.  There were eight small stickers in two colors, five medium stickers in two different colors and four large stickers in a single color.  I think this was a steal at $1.00/package. 

The next cutie I also made in several in different colors.  Unfortunately I only got a pic of this one.  This is the first time I have used this cut from Create A Critter. 

Next are more of my Easter Baskets.  These are a little different from the first basket I showed earlier this week.  The difference is how I used the baskets this time.  I cut two baskets for each card, adhered the first basket directly to the paper, positioned the eggs and then adhered the top basket with foam tape.  Another thing that is different is that I cut the handle from the top basket.  I was much easier to use the foam tape.  I also added a 'blinged' flower.  The egg and flower stickers were also Hobby Lobby finds.  The center egg in each of these baskets has 'bling' and embellishments.  I got a pack of eight with four mini flowers for $1.00.  I also got the other egg stickers at Hobby Lobby for $0.70/pack.  There are 32 glittered stickers per package. 
Everytime I turned around to do something on the computer Zach was up on the craft table.  He just loves to lounge on top of my paper and die-cuts.  Here is a pick of him doing just that.
He doesn't look so innocent here.  In the next pic he is starting to lay his head down.  Even thought I take a ton of pics of him he is still weary of the camera ... especially if the flash is operating.

This last pic is of Zach-In-The-Box.  DH was unloading boxes and Zach took the opportunity to jump into a box.  He was asked to vacate the box so DH could move it to the garage. 
Isn't he just the cutest.  I do have two other kitties.  They are usually not around when I am crafting.  Lucy was taking a nap in the living room and Sophie was on the master bed.  Usually I have to move Lucy from the top of the printer.  She is our 'copy cat.'  Lucy regularly makes blank copies or turns off the printer altogether.  I will try to get some pics of the girls so I can show them to you all.

Here are the other design details on the cards:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, black, blue, pink, lilac, medium pink, light green, medium green, light gray, yellow and orange (The Paper Company) and Light yellow (Colorbok - Pastel Pack)
PP:  Bunnies, Eggs, Dots and Easter collage (DCWV Spring stack), Green dots and pink stripe (Colorbok - Pastel Garden) and Green flowers (MOD)
Stickers:  Eggs and flowers with bling (Hobby Lobby) and foam flower stickers (Dollar Store)
Fibers:  Flower ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Tools:  Fancy Flight Edger Punch (EK Success)
Adhesives:  ATG and foam tape (Scotch) and 2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success)
Create a Critter Chick and Egg (pg 53) cut at 2-1/2"
Create a Critter Basket (pg 26) cut at 3"
Create a Critter Lamb (pg 71) cut at 2-1/2"

These will be entered into the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles #63 - Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Fantabulous Cricut #56 - Do the Bunny Hop! - Chick
Creative Belli Blog # 115 - Eggs and Bunnies

Happy Crafting,


Just a quick post ...
I made my first Design Team ... Yippee!!!  I am so excited.  I am now a designer at Paper Crafting Journey.  Check out my sidebar for the design team members blog links.  Congratulations to all of my new fellow design team members, I am so honored to be accepted with the following new designers:

Also, if you would like to join in the current challenge (#8 - Use a Freebie) click here.   You have until Wednesday 27th April 2011 at 17:00 BST to link up your projects. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Baskets ... Oh Boy!

Don't you just love putting together Easter baskets?  I do.  This year I may make some for the kitties.  Can't believe that Easter Sunday is just days away.  I better get busy.  Thank goodness I have one done!

So springy and ready for gifting!
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, light green, and medium pink (The Paper Company)
PP:  Dots (DCWV - Spring stack) and Yellow Gingham (Frances Meyer)
GP:  Yellow (DCWV - Flower Shower Glitter Mat Stack)
Color Medium:  Fuchsia Writer (Zig Memory Systems) and white Gelly Roll pen
Accents:  Egg stickers (Hobby Lobby)
Fibers:  Orchid ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Tool:  Fancy Flight Edger Punch (EK Success)
Adhesives:  ATG and foam tape (Scotch)
Create a Critter Circle (pg 62) cut at 4"
Create a Critter Basket (pg 26) cut at 2"

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Cutter Design Time Thursday - Hippity Hop use glitter, circle, yellow and ribbon
365 Cards #40 - Clever coloring - 4 methods:  pens, glitter, pp, ribbon
Card Cupids - Use pastels
Mojo Monday #187 - sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon # 22 - Violets, Lilacs and Plums

I had a crafting buddy today.  Zach just HAD to lay on my desk as I was doodling.  He was just very insistent.  Funny kitty.  He is my best bud in the craft room.

Thanks for peeking and Happy Crafting,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fun with Critters!

Hello Blogger,

I have been very busy this week.  Not much card making going on prior to yesterday.  I made FIVE, count 'em FIVE cards yesterday.  I had a blast with these little critters.  Each of these were made for a friend who was honored with a nomination or had a terrific achievement.  So, let's get this Critter parade started!!!

Design details for all cards:
Size:  3-1/2" x 4-7/8" (4Bar Envelop - I got 250 of these free so you will be seeing a lot of this size)
CS:  White, black, dark blue, light gray, tan, pink, medium pink, medium green, tan, yellow, dark brown, bright green, and medium blue (The Paper Company), Yellow green (DCWV - 8x8 Birthday Kit) and Caribbean Blue (Bazzill)
PP:  Stars and Circle Stars (DCWV - Spring Stack)
Glitter Paper:  Gold Glitter (DCWV - Flower Shower Glitter Mat Stack)
Color medium:  White Gelly Roll pen and 1.0mm Black Energel by Pentel
Font:  Princess BTN (Bitstream and Font Diner (
Stamp:  You're Special (Fiskars)
Chalk Ink:  Dark Blue (Colorbox)
Accents:  Red and Green Glitter Glue (Studio G), Round dark blue rhinestone, marquis light blue rhinestone and 7mm printed google eyes (Darice) and large round light blue rhinestone (Bling by EK Success)
Adhesives:  2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success) and ATG (Scotch)
Tool:  Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)
Create a Critter Whale (pg 41) cut at 2-1/4"
Create a Critter Dalmatian (pg 35) cut at 2-1/2"
Create a Critter Cow (pg 60) cut at 2"
Create a Critter  Frog (pg 24) cut at 2-1/2"
Create a Critter Turtle (pg 64) cut at 2"

These little critters were so much fun.  I think I will challenge myself to create all of the images in Create a Critter.  It is the funnest!!!

These cards are entered in the following challenges:
Cookin' with Cricut #25 - Cash in your stash (star pp and gifted envelopes)
Amber's Crafts and Stuff #5 - Favorite Things (CAC cartridge)
OWH - Layers (2 or more)

Until next time ..... Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spread the Love Link Up Party

If you have been surfing lately you will know that Kristal of Getting Cricky with K Andrews is hosting and co-hosting a 'Love Link Up Party'.  I think this is a terrific idea.  I am all in.  Let the party begin ...

Best Fishes!

Me again ... I had so much fun working on this card.  This is the first time I have made the fishbowl and fishes from Create A Critter ... yes, I know you are probably getting tired of seeing CAC.  I am loving this cart ... it it is a FUN cart to play with.  I tried something a little new for me  ...  DOODLING.  Had a blast!  Okay without further ado, introducing Best Fishes!
I just love that background paper too.  The pic does not do it justice.  It is a pale green with darker green and medium turquoisy teal spots with white circles.  This cardstock is by SEI.  I am really loving it as well.

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, black, light blue, light pink, medium pink, darker pink, medium green and tan (The Paper Company) and Dark blue, medium blue and light blue (stash)
PP:  Giggles (SEI - Chick-a-doo)
Pens:  GellyRoll medium white (unknown) and Energel 1.0mm Black (Pentel)
Font:  Princess BTN [Bitstream and Font Diner (]
Create a Critter Fish (pg 43) cut at 3/4"; Fishbowl, water, sand and seaweed cut at 3"

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sentinmental Sundays #49 - Let's Get Wet - water theme
Amber's Crafts and Stuff #4 - try a new technique
365 Cards #37 - Pure Contentment
Cookin' with Cricut #24 - April Showers - Rain, Water, Showers

You Make Me Smile!

There are people in our lives that just make us smile.  Well this card would be perfect for one such person.  I used the stamp set by Doodlebug Designs called Doodlebug Memories, it is an old set.  It has several great sayings you can piece together:  you make me + Smile; you make me + Giggle; you make me + Laugh.  This set also has some great butterflies and flowers.  I just love the set.

Here is my smile card:
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, green, light gray, medium gray and black (The Paper Company)
PP:  Pink Stripe (Colorbok - Pastel Garden) and Dots and Eggs (DCWV - Spring Stack)
Ink:  Heliotrope Pigment Brush Pad (Colorbox)
Stamps:  you make me + SMILE (Doodlebug Design, Inc. - Doodlebug Memories)
Accents:  Light blue rhinestones (Darice)
Create a Critter (pg 71) cut at 2-1/2"

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles #61 - Let's get girly (I think the earrings make the lamb look girly and the pink paper)
Papers, Scissors & Rocks #109 - 4 of anything (papers)

Thanks for taking a peek,

Some Bunny Loves You!

It is a wonderful day!  Although it is a bit windy, the sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing outside my craft room window.  Have been busy in the craft room last night and today.  The papers in this project just remind me of spring.  I love pastels and white, they are fresh and clean.
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, black, pink, medium pink and lilac (The Paper Company)
PP:  Pink Stripe (Colorbok - Pastel Garden) and Dots (DCWV - Spring Stack)
Accents:  Lilac brads (The Paper Studio)
Tools:  Large Circle Template and Red blade (Creative Memories) and Silent Setter (Provo Craft)
Font:  Princess BTN [Bitstream and Font Diner (]
Create a Critter Bunny (pg 26) cut at 2-1/2"

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Scrapbookaholic By Abby #2 - Spring - Anything
365 - Day 34 - Sketch

Using a colored card base is a new thing for me.  I think I will do a bit more of these in the future.  I really like the look.

Thanks for taking a peek,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Going Wild!!!

Hello Blogger,

It is early morning ... or late night, however you want to look at it (Thursday morn 2:21 am).   Was thinking of this card at my desk before making dinner on Wednesday evening.  Just about had all the planning done when the timer went off on dinner.  One thing lead to another and I did not get back to my creative desk until almost 1 am.  I am typically a night owl.  Final finished this little cutie in about 1 hour after sitting back down. 
I sure hope you enjoy him as much as I have enjoyed making him.
He is a 'WILD ONE'!!!  I love the bright colors.  Seems appropriate since things are beginning to bloom.  Love that sombrero ... it just SCREAMS summer celebrations!!!

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  Ivory, bright yellow, orange, purple, bright green, tan and black (The Paper Company)
PP:  Yellow stripe and Yellow/orange argyle (DCWV - Flower Shower stack)
Ink:  Dark Brown Fluid Chalk (ColorBox)
Pen:  Chocolate Writer (Zig Memory System)
Adhesives:  2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success), ATG and foam tape (Scotch)
Create a Critter - Chick (pg 53) cut at 3"; Palm Tree (pg 51) cut at 2"; Go Wild (pg 29) cut at 1-1/2"
Wild Card - Sombrero (pg 49) cut at 4"
Paisley - Sunglasses (pg 29) cut at 1-1/2"

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Flaunt It Fridays #17 - Disguise Bird
Simply Sunday Challenge with K Andrews - For the Birds

Nighty Night,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Puppy Hugs!

It's me again.  I have a real cutie here.  This is for my Aunt Sister and her little dog Chico.  The image on this card looks like Chico.  I know it will make my Aunt Sister smile.  She loves her little buddy.  I try to send her a card and letter weekly.  Please pray for her.  She has been feeling a little poorly this week.  Her 90th birthday is coming in August this year.   On to her card ...
Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  Ivory, tan, pink, medium pink and black (The Paper Company)
PP:  Yellow/burgandy stripe (DCWV - Flower Shower stack)
Fibers:  1/4" Burgandy ribbon (Offray) and Burgandy/Black dot ribbon (Cajun Collection - Making Memories)
Ink:  Black (Fiskars set)
Font:  Princess BTN (Bitstream, Inc. and Font Diner (
Four Legged Friends (Cricut Lite) - Dog5 cut at 3-3/4"
Stretch Your Imagination - Flourish4 Blackout (pg 78) cut at 2-1/2"

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
OWH Stars and Stamps K-9 Challenge - Dog or Dogs
Card Cupids - dots or stripes
Happy Monday Challenge - Polka Dots, Stripes and Checks (Any combo)

Happy Crafting,