Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Is Coming

I have exciting news!!  I have been asked to join the Design Team from Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!!  I am so excited and so honored to be asked to be part of the team.  Today is my first challenge as a team member and the challenge is "Buttons and Bows".  We have a fabulous line up of sponsors and prizes:
A Day For Daisies: $12 gift certificate
Bugaboo Digital Stamps: 7 images of choice
Limited Runs Stamps: 3 images of choice

I was able to choose an image from Limited Runs to work with and I chose this beautiful "Birdhouse #1":
 I paired it with some gorgeous MME paper and some sparkly frantage around the image.  You can see it a bit better in the following photo.
In keeping with my personal challenge to use up my "bits and pieces" stash, I used the little bit of picket fence.  It really adds to the garden feel of the image.  Now, it's time to hop on over to LTSCB and see the projects from the rest of the DT.  Then it's time to get inky and play along.

Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Challenges #133--tic tac toe (I used the lace, pearls, sparkle column and the die/punch, ribbon and wet embossing column)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #140--use ribbon and/or lace (I used both)
Shopping Our Stash #190--out of the jar (frantage embossing powder)
Creative Inspirations #302--luscious lace
The Crafter's Cafe #105--lots of layers
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch

The Paper Shelter #192--make it digital
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Art Impressions #154--Tie it up
Winter Wonderland--tie a bow
Sister Act Card Challenge #95--anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #135--anything goes
Meljen's Designs #249--seeing spots

Supplies:
Stamps: Limited Runs "Birdhouse #1"
Dies: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps fence die
Papers: MME "Kate & Co"; PTI Aqua Mist card stock

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cutie Bear

Happy March!!  That means spring is coming, right?  I hope so, 'cause we are still buried in snow and I think I heard more is coming mid-week.  Anyway, since it is the beginning of the new month that means it is time for a new challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, it is anything goes (as long as it is Christmas related) all month long.  Our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 images of their choice.  Up to this point, "Plush Reindeer" has been my absolute favorite Bugaboo image, but as I was trolling through the images I came across this adorable bear.  He is soooo cute!!  

I have exciting news:  I've been asked to join the Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog design team!!!  Yippie!!  So excited and so humbled that they wanted me to join them.  The next challenge starts tomorrow and it will be my debut.  So make sure you come back to see how it goes. : )

Challenges:
Cuttin' and Stampin' #8--anything goes
ABC Christmas--D is for Die cuts
Through the Purple Haze #79--anything goes
Digi Sketch Challenge--sketch

Tuesday Throwdown #233--anything goes
Clear it Out--Theme: animals  Stash: striped papers
Crafter's Cafe #105--lots of layers
Fab n' Funky Challenge #248--Christmas: let's see some snowflakes
The Paper Shelter #192--make it digital
DRS Designs #163--All ears
Sister Act Card Challenge #95--anything goes
Crafty Catz #268--use your dies/punches

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Polar Bear"
Dies: Spellbiners "Layered Poinsettias"; PTI "Fancy Flakes"; Whimsy Stamps snowflake
Papers: American Crafts "Jolly"

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Day

Oh, happy day!  I think this is going to be a birthday card, but not quite sure yet.  Whatever it ends up being, it's definitely happy! I started out by stamping the sentiment so I knew where to draw the lines. Then after penciling them in, I masked off the center portion with washi tape and stamped the musical background followed by the flowers and leaves.  Remove the washi and redraw the lines with black marker, add the card candy and you have a quick and easy (and CAS) card that will make the recipient smile.  Love how it turned out.

Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #137--springtime melodies
Mod Squad--spring forward
YNS #8--sketch
YNSSketch-8

Supplies:
Stamps:
Verve "Be Blessed"; Hero Arts musical score background
PTI Lemon Zest card stock; Sweet Blush, Lemon Zest, Berry Sorbet and New Leaf ink

Girl Talk

If you love coffee (or some other kind of hot drink) and card making and SPRING then this is a hop for you.
Print
There are tons of sponsors offering up awesome prizes and huge, heaps of inspiration to be had.  Check it out here.
This is the card I created to play along:

I used bright patterns and florals for the spring aspect and these super cute coffee cups from PTI.  I just love paper piecing the sleeves; they're so cute!  I used sentiments from the same set.  So fun!
You have until March 6th to play along.

Challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge #95--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #172--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
MFT #217--sketch

Meljen's Designs #249--seeing spots
Jo's Scrap Shack #77--anything goes

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Heart to Heart #1"
Dies: YNS "Small Stitches" die
Papers: MME "Kate & Co"

Sparkly Birthday

Hi, everyone!  I know it's been a while since I've posted anything.  I've been trying to work on some other projects that have been waiting for a while.  I'm just popping in quick today with a card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Friends Blog Hop.
I'm cutting it close, I know.  Anyway, this is for my best friend who's birthday is in a couple weeks.  Maybe I'll actually get it to her on time since I've got it finished in plenty of time. : )
 Here's a close up of the beautiful sparkly flowers.  My 6-year old thought I should add the glitter.   She's usually right! : )

Challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Friends Blog Hop
Jo's Scrap Shack #77--anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #95--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #78--Lots of layers
Southern Girls--get your girly on
Shopping Our Stash #190--out of the jar (I used black embossing powder and diamond dust glitter)
Tuesday Morning Sketches #289--sketch

Raisin Boat #31--celebrate

Supplies:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Lola Lollipop"; PTI "Damask Designs" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 4"; Sizzix star die (leaves); MFT "Pretty Posies" (large rose
Papers: MME "Kate & Co"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CASE Christmas

Can you believe that it is the middle of February already!?  I can't.  But, since it is, here is my mid-month inspiration for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:
 I found this card on Pinterest (unfortunately, the link is broken so I don't know who made it and can't give credit where it is due):
Cute idea and a great way to use up scraps
I think it is the perfect card for using up scraps, plus I had the small label die already cut and sitting in my "bits and pieces" stash.  I hope you've been inspired to get working on your Christmas cards.  It's never too early to start!

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #298--traditional Christmas Colors (I threw a little brown in there, but I hope this is traditional enough)
Word Art Wednesday #170--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Silent Night"
Dies/punches: Spellbinders "Labels One"; Fiskars "Apron" border punch
Papers: American Crafts "Jolly"

Friday, February 13, 2015

Finally done!

I finished up my Valentine's Day cards today.  Phew!  Cuttin' it kind of close, I know!  This one is for my in-laws.  And I just think it's really cute!

Challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #133--use a bow and a die cut
MFT #215--sketch

Crafter's Cafe #163--hearts
Die Cuttin' Divas #202--inspiration photo

Sentimental Sundays #265--seeing red
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts musical score background stamp; Quietfire Valentine's Day set
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; SU! scalloped border punch