Sunday, January 30, 2011

A break!

So, I decided to clean the house on Thursday and I ended up in the middle of a 3 day project of painting the hallway/foyer.  This was no small feat as this is the largest surface area to paint in our house.  My husband told me not to clean again!  LOL!  I finally get to do something a little more for me and made this valentine card without pink/red as I am not a fan of pink.  The DP is from K & Company.  The ivy border is from an EK Success border punch.  The lace paper border is a MS double punch.  The roses were made with a SVG file from Penny Duncan Creations and were colored with Glimmer Mist meadow green and arctic blue.  The frame is also an SVG file from Penny Duncan.  All layers were distressed with Jim Holtz Distress ink, brushed corduroy.


Challenges entered:
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  #136-Valentine
Aud Sentiments:  #20-sentiment with love theme
Charisma Cardz:  #4-Valentine/Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  #29-valentine with no red or pink
Paper Sundaes:  #54-valentine
Stamptacular Sunday:  #96-whateva
Tuesday Throwdown:  #33-distressing
Whoopsi Daisy: valentine and love

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Congratulations!

So, I needed a congratulations card for a work friend.  I certainly do not make many of these.  I went out to google and found a wonderful design at TOMNI design which I used for inspiration.  The white layer is embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  The congratulations stamp is Inkadinkado. I do not normally show the inside of my cards even though I do finish them, but I did decide to show this one because it is just a classy card.

Challenges entered:
Inky Impressions:  Emboss It!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Wishes

It's a little frosty around here!  Yesterday was so nice at a balmy 32 degrees!  More weather on the way along with colder temperatures.  It's too cold to make snowmen outside.  I used a snowman digi from Bugaboo (I cut the pocket off) which was colored with PSE.  Added some stickles to the hat and glossy accents to the carrot nose.  I cut out an extra set of hands for each snowman to add dimension (hard to see this in the picture).  Added some ribbon that I had laying around; not sure if I like it or not (oh well!).  Add some snowflakes and bling for a little extra dimension.


Challenges entered:
Bugaboo:  Winter White
Incy Wincy Designs:  #78-Winter Wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles:  Bling it Up!
Karber Weekly Challenge:  #22-Dots and Stripes (card is embossed with dots)
Stamping Vacation:  White Space & 3 of Anything

Monday, January 24, 2011





Happy Monday!  Pretty simple card.  I used a word/heart digi for the center and cut a loop border on my SCAL program.  Used brick red ink and a flourish for accent.  Background paper is DCWV.

Challenges Entered:
Craft Your Days Away:  Love
Paper Sundaes:  distressing
Pile it On:  Love is in the Air
Pollycraft:  Black, White and one other color
Sugar Creek Hollow:  mostly black & white with one other color
Wee Memories:  Anything Goes

Friday, January 21, 2011

Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!  Decided to mix things up and not use a digi today.  I had an SVG file for the LOVE cut-out (I apologize, I cannot find the owner of this file).  I embossed the top of this using a damask stamp.  I embossed with Stamp 'n' Stuff satin pearl.  The paper roses are from Penny Duncan Creations which were sprayed with gold and cranberry zing glimmer mists.  No love card is complete w/o some pearls!  

Update:  the Love SVG is from Paper Yoga.  She has some wonderful designs on her website!

Challenges entered:
365 Cards:  Day 327-Love
Aud Sentiments:  Love theme
CropStop:  Squares and die-cuts
Freshly Brewed:  Spread some love
Paper Playtime:  Love 
There She Goes:  TSG90 Wet Embossing 
Tuesday Throwdown:  valentine

Slumber Party!

For the Bugaboo Mini-Challenge today (anything goes), I have used a Gus image that was colored with PSE.  I distressed the various layers and added a couple of embellishments for a little extra touch.

The inside of the card has the following:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Black & Green

The Bugaboo Deacon image was colored with PSE.  Embossing of cardstock done with a cuttlebug folder.  Flowers from an EK punch.  EK border used.  Ribbon is something I had on hand from Ribbon Boutique.

    Challenges Entered:
Bugaboo:  Thursday-Birthday Theme
Digi Doodle:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Isn't she yummy?

Dottie is coming out in her yellow polka-dotted bikini!  She is braver that I will ever be.  I used some luscious rich chocolate browns to go with the yummy chocolate cake!  Tried something new (again) with making the paper folded flower.  These make really big flowers!  Used an EK border punch again.  The Dottie digi is new for me (Thank you Jodie for the wonderful sale this week!) and she is colored with copic markers.  Added some rhinestones for a little bling and used some Paper Studio stickers that I had on hand.

Challenges Entered:
Bugaboo:  Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:  anything goes
The Crafty Pad:  Something new (new digi, new technique)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bugaboo Birthday Mini-Challenge

Bugaboo has a clown freebie to use for this challenge along with a little bling.  The clown is colored with copic markers.  I did try something new and printed the background paper from freedigitalscrapbooking.com.  I used a couple of my EK border punches for the edges and flower border.  The celebrate sticker is from paper studio.  Added some embellishments that I had laying around.  The flowers and the pom-pom's are raised on the digi for some 3D effect.
Challenges Entered:
Bugaboo:  NR image and some bling
StampFairy:  paper piecing

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bugaboo Blue & White Mini-Challenge

In celebration of Bugaboo's first birthday, there are mini-challenges ALL WEEK!  Today's challenge is blue and white.  I used one of the Skelekinz Boy Digi's for this card.  This could be given to a boy for Valentine's Day.  Colored with copics.  Used a heart border from cafexpressions.com.  I love this little guy's hair!
Challenges entered:
Bugaboo:  Blue and White Mini-challenge
I Did it Creations:  I'm turning blue
Pile It On:  Anything goes

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Card

This cutie pie is, of course, another Bugaboo image that I have used.  These are so fun to color (done with copics).  Used a flourish which was cut on my Cricut using the SCAL program.  Added some ribbon roses along with fern punches (MS punch).  I twilled some shimmery white paper to add vine next to the roses.  Added some embellishments with my iRock tool!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Ho's:  sketch
Paper Issues:  something made with paper


Saturday, January 15, 2011


So, I needed to make a birthday card for a 2 year old.  I wanted fun, vibrant colors for this girly girl.  I used a Bugaboo digi colored with Copics.  I used Stickles star dust to add a little shimmer and proceeded with glossy accents on top of that to add some depth.  I did elevate the flame and the star off the hat which you can see better in the picture below.  The paper is DCWV.  I used a couple EK border punches along with a Doodlebug embellishment on the flower.
Challenges Entered:
AiFactory:  AIF #064-Anything Goes
Bugaboo:  Birthday Bash
Fairy Fun Fridays:  Challenge #44-Happy Birthday
PaperCrafting Journey:  PCJ #1-Let's Get Digital
PaperPlay:  Cutie Patootie
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays:  Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage:  Challenge #52-Use your favorite coloring method 
Top Tip Tuesday:  #17-Anything Goes


Friday, January 14, 2011


The new Bugaboo freebie image is great!  She was so fun to color with Copic markers.  I distressed the edge of the digi, sentiment and flower with Jim Holz antique linen distress ink.  Used my sewing machine for the first time on a card.  Added some ribbon to finish it out.
Challenges entered:
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge:  picture inspiration
Mami Doodles:  use mostly blues
Scrappy Frogs:  sentiment
Stamp Something:  stamp something
Tellen's Place:  ribbon

Thursday, January 13, 2011



So, the snow has stopped but the temperatures are now dropping!!!  Aargghh.  Stayed inside and made a couple cards.  This one was fun to make an all white card except the focal point which I used a vibrant pink prima flower.  The fern leaves were made with a MS punch.  The butterflies are from an EK border punch.  Used some crystal stickles on the fern leaves and the butterflies to add a little shimmer.

Challenges Entered:
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Challenge 134-Thank you
Tiddly Inks:  Refresh Me (white except digi, I use prima flower)
Crop Stop:  use stickles
Craft Your Days Away:  Challenge 11-Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday:  Challenge 17-Anything Goes

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scrapbooking!

It is still snowing.  Shoveled the driveway for the third time in the past 24 hours.  I thought I deserved a break after that!  Crop Stop has a wonderful sketch and I had the perfect picture to use for the sketch.  I used Debbie Mum paper which is always fun to use for a kids page.


Challenges Entered:
CropStop Challenge:  Sketch by Gloria
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Anything Goes, Anything But a Card

Last One!


Okay, promise that this is the last one of the day.  My family is going to wonder what I did today (besides scoop more snow)!  Another bugaboo image with one of my favorite color combinations:  pink & brown.  Check out the tag (note the little dog house) that I added:



Challenges Entered:

Crazy 4 Challenges:  Photo Color Inspiration (Pink/Brown)
Stamping Vacation:  Embellish it-anything animal related
Incy Wincy Designs:  Go Dotty

One More!



Can you tell we are getting a lot of snow?  This one was made for a challenge as well.  I loved the birdhouse image used for the challenge on I Did it Creations, so I requested this image to fulfill the challenge.  I used lots of different techniques on this.  The birdhouse was colored with watercolor pencils.  The snow was accented with platinum liquid pearls and waterfall stickles.  The pine tree branches were completed with green flock.  Used purple mulberry papery behind the image.  Used an inkadinkado flourish stamp and accented it with flat pearls.  The mulberry paper flower is from recollections.  I do not have any one technique that I like, so I used a bunch!  Enjoy!


Challenges Entered:
I Did it Creations:  Favorite Technique
Stamping Vacation:  Light purple and Light Blue
Card Positioning Systems:  CPS200
Karber Weekly:  Digi + Pearls

Another Monday Creation


So I was a little busy yesterday making cards as it snowed (and snowed) here!  I used purple core'dinations paper with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  The lace border is from EK.  I used a spellbinders nestabilities to make the "flower" behind the Bugaboo image.  You will see that I dabbed yellow in the center and purple on the edge to create a flower effect which sets the image out even more.  Added a little bling for just a touch of sparkle.


Challenges entered:
Bugaboo:  Emboss it
Aud Sentiments:  Two Words
Paperplay:  Clean and Simple 
Simply Create:  Embossing 
Mark's Finest Papers:  Embossing 
Kaboodle Doodles:  Do It with Digi's 
Stamp Something:  Use a digi

Prairie Fairy DT call entry


Prairie Fairy Designs is having a DT call!  This bunny image is to be used for the entry.  Isn't he cute?  He was colored with copic markers.  Used spellbinders nesties to cut the image out.  I used a heart digi from Torico to add a little flare.  Used my MS double border lace to add the "lace".  It is hard to see but the card has been sprayed with tattered rose and iridescent gold glimmer mists to add a little shimmer.  The card is monochromotic in color except the bunny so he is the center of your focus.


If you are interested in the Prairie Fairy Designs DT call, go to their blog and check it out!