Monday, May 30, 2011

Young Love -Paper Playtime Challenge #47 Wedding/Love Theme -DT Card!!

 
I have some exciting news to share with you all today and a new card! 
But before I get to that I want to take this time to say that today and everyday my heart is with all the men and women past and present who have served and continue to serve our country...our thoughts are with you and thank you for all you do.



I hope everyone has had an awesome Memorial Day weekend....hope you had a chance to relax, eat some barbecue and are enjoying your extra day off! It rained all weekend here for us in Oregon, so no barbecue...but I still had a great weekend spending time with the hubs and kids since they had all 3 days off! Plus I get to take advantage of the Memorial Day sale they're having at "Micheal's" today with 25% off...woohooo...lol!!

Now for my great news...a few weeks ago I applied for the "Paper Playtime" Design Team and I was accepted!! Yay for me...lol. So my card today is my very first DT work for "Paper Playtime" and this weeks theme is Wedding/Love!


We have many wonderful sponsors at "Paper Playtime"! I was given a "Bugaboo Stamps" image to use on my card today! I can't say enough about "Bugaboo Stamps"...you have to check them out for yourself, they are so adorable and super fun to play with!

Here's some close ups of my card...I forgot to mention that the sentiment is one I created myself which will be available in my new shop opening this summer! So if you love it and just have to have it...be sure to check back often for the opening announcement...lol! I also designed the little pearl and heart charm!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 x 6
STAMPS: Bugaboo Stamps "A Kids View(Sticks) -Cuddle" digi stamp and sentiment is my own.
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: i {heart} 2 stamp -May Sketch
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, acrylic pearls, faux rhinestones, faceted acrylic hearts, acrylic dew drops, gem brad, my handmade charm and all flowers, pearls pins, stamens and gem tree are from "WOC (Wild Orchard Crafts)"
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinders dies, Bow Easy, Jewelry tools and sewing machine  
OTHER: Stickles glitter

This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

i {heart} 2 stamp -"May Sketch"
House of Gilli -"Flowers"
Card Cupids "Ribbon"
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz -"Fabulous Florals"
2 Sisters -"Anything Goes"
Wordplay Weekend -"Scallops"
Bloggers Challenge -"Make it Shimmer"
Fussy and Fancy -"3 Papers, 2 Embellishments and 1 Ribbon"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Stamp Something -"Use a Sentiment"
Totally Paper Crafts -"Pink and Girlie"
Wags and Whiskers -"Stitching"
Craft Us Crazy -"Remembrance or Love"
Paperplay Challenge -"Blossoms and Blooms"

Thanks for Stopping By!
ENJOY!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Congrats On Your New Little Bundle -By Lori Designs Challenge #19 -A Sketch!!


It's that time again for another "By Lori Designs" challenge! 
This week is a special week for me and my team, because as the saying goes "Time flies when your having fun!"...well it couldn't be more true for our term has come to an end. I'm so sad because I have had so much fun working with Lori's adorable images and working along with the talented "Sweet Lollipop Girls"! So I want to take this time to thank Lori for the wonderful opportunity she gave me and I want to wish all the best of luck to the new challenge team coming in!

Now onto the challenge for this week...a new sketch!


Some closeups and the pocket I created on the inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 3/4
STAMPS: By Lori Designs -"Ella The Elephant" digi stamp and sentiment is handstamped from "Papertrey Ink
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INK: Versamark Onyx black ink
LAYOUT: By Lori Designs -Sketch Challenge #19
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, Lucite flowers and acrylic pearls
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinders dies, Fiskars border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Bow Easy and sewing machine  
OTHER: Stickles glitter


Lori's digis are just too cute! And you know you just want to play along too! So hop on over to "By Lori Designs" grab a digi and then have a look at all the wonderful creations the team has come up with this week for your inspiration and play along!

Here's the Sketch to follow!

This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons -"Anything Goes"
Divas By Design -"One For The Girls"
The Paper Shelter -"Anything Goes"
Truly Scrumptious -"Anything Goes"
Creative Card Crew -"Anything Goes"
Die Cuttin Divas -"Celebration"
Digital Tuesday -"Texture"
Papertake Weekly -"Pale & Pretty Pastels"
Crazy Challenge -"1-2-3 Recipe (1 Image. 2 Ribbons and 3+ Pearls)"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Shabby Tea Room -"Baby Theme"
Stamps R Us -"Going Digital"
Digi Doodle Shop Best -"Anything Goes"
Paper Crafting Journey -"Anything Goes"
AiFactory -"Pretty In Pink"

Thanks for stopping by!
ENJOY!

Friday, May 20, 2011

More Than One Fold -Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #53 -DT Card!!


Happy Friday all! 
I don't know about you but I'm so glad for my weekend to start! Specially since it's suppose to be bright, sunny and warm all weekend long here in Oregon...no rain...yay!

And now it's time for a new challenge at "Fairy Fun Fridays"! Can you guess from my title what this weeks theme is? You guessed it! We have an exciting theme this week and a very challenging one at that...we would like to see all those creations with more than one fold!

Here's a little inspiration to get you started...


The stunningly beautiful image I used this week is called Tea Time and can be found in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE! I had so much fun coloring in this beautifully drawn image of Robertas!

I continued with asian themed papers and embellishments throughout the card....including an awesome medallion charm that has some Chinese characters on it! I've had it laying around in my charm box for awhile...not sure what they say, but I thought it looked very cool...lol! I also made some pearl stick pins with some lovely Tibet bead caps...creating these pins is becoming very addicting and they make for such beautiful embellishments to dress up your flowers! The flowers of course including the pearl sprays, vintage seam binding and gem tree is from "WOC" (Wild Orchard Crafts)!


I'm loving this gorgeous gold foil textured paper from ProvoCraft! It came in a large mixed pack filled with differently designed scrap pieces so I just had to use some of it on the inside too!

And here are some close-ups showing my double folds, which I decided to do a little differently than traditional double fold cards with vertical opening flaps. I also added some pockets on the inside of each flap with a personal message panel in the middle.


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Tea Time
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink
LAYOUT: Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #102"
PAPERS: DCWV, Prima and ProvoCraft
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers, pearl sprays, vintage seam binding and gem tree from "WOC", hemp cord, "Lush" pearl brads, other brads, Tibet medallion charm and my own designed stick pins embellishments
TOOLS: Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine, Martha Stewart Score Board and Sewing machine


I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

Card will be entered into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #102"
Stamp Insanity -"Fancy Folds"
ABC Challenge -"U is for Unusual Fold"
Crafting For All Seasons -"Anything Goes"
Annabelle Stamps -"Say it with Tear Drop Pearls"
Crafts 4 Eternity -"Recipe #19 (Flower, Ribbon & Bling)"
Crafty Catz Weekly -"Anything Goes"
Fairy Knoll -"Flowers"
Fussy and Fancy -"Recipe (3 Papers, 2 Embellishments & 1 Ribbon)
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
The Stamp Man -"Recipe (Die Cut, Ribbon & Stitches)"
Crafty Creations -"Flowers, Patterned Paper & Ribbon"
Lil Red Wagon -"Use a Tree"
Paper Pretties -"Flowers"
Emerald Fairie Garden -"Anything Goes"
Craft Us Crazy -"Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)"

Thanks for stopping by!
ENJOY!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys -By Lori Designs Challenge #18 -DT Card!!


Time for another fun challenge over at "By Lori Designs" Challenges!! And this week Lori has continued to try something new and went with a fun new theme challenge "All About Boy"!

Here's a little inspiration to get you started...


As you can see I have continued to play around with distressing and I think it's becoming my new favorite thing! I just love the look specially for a boys card!

The adorable image I used for my card is a special edition called "Boys R Us" and can be found in the "By Lori Designs" shop HERE! The sentiment is my own design.


I'm loving this Complete Boy themed paper from "My Mind's Eye"....doesn't it look like real jeans after I distressed it with some ink!!

Here's the inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS: By Lori Designs -"Boy R Us" digi stamp and my own sentiment stamp design
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INK: Tim Holtz distress inks 
LAYOUT: Create 4 Fun -May Sketch
PAPERS: DCWV and My Minds Eye
EMBELLISHMENTS: Button, hemp cord and dew drops
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, EkSuccess border punch, distressing blade and sewing machine  


Lori's digis are just too cute! And you know you just want to play along too! So hop on over to "By Lori Designs" grab a digi and then have a look at all the wonderful creations the team has come up with this week for your inspiration and play along!

This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Create 4 Fun -"May Sketch"
Truly Scrumptious -"Anything Goes"
Digi STamps 4 Joy -"Boys, Boys, Boys"
Cooking it up With Katie -"Button Me A Sketchy Child"
Crafty Sentiments -"Children's Cards"
Dare To Be Sassy -"Recipe -3 Patterned Papers, 2 Buttons and Twine"
Shelly's Images -"Show Us What You Got"
Crafts and Me Challenge -"Anything Goes (Optional: Kraft)"
Penny's Challenges -"Anything Goes"
A Spoon Full Of Sugar -"Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown -"Child Card"
Top Tip Tuesday -"One For The Kids"
Ladybug Crafts Ink -"Use Orange Somewhere"
Creative Craft Challenges -"Vintage or Distressed"
Crafty Cardmakers -"Embossing"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
My Partner in Crafting Crime -"Jute, String or Twine"
Pile it on Challenges -"Boys and Girls Come Out To Play"

Thanks for stopping by!!
ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Freebies! Girlie Sentiments!


So sorry I haven't been around the last couple days. I came down with some kind of stomach bug and haven't been feeling too good...but rest assured I'll be back tomorrow with a new card to share!!

For today though I have a couple freebie sentiments to share with you all! I recently made a few girlie themed cards and promised to share the sentiments with you...so here you go...

Here is the first card preview of the sentiment I created...


Make sure to click on the image first to open the larger size and then right click and save to your computer.

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And for the second card and sentiment...



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Each one was made in 300dpi and you can choose either JPG or PNG format.
 
I offer these free for your personal use enjoyment. The only thing I ask is that you give me credit for anything you use them on and please do not claim them as your own. They may NOT be used for commercial reproduction -however you may sell handmade cards, but not the images themselves.  
 
And as I mentioned earlier...I will soon be opening up a new shop that will carry all my digi sentiments so grab these while you can because they will only be available for a short while.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!
ENJOY!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hey There Girl -Fairy Fun Friday Mid-Week Reminder Challenge #52 -DT Card!!


So this was suppose to be posted yesterday...but we all know the problems with Blogger yesterday, so I gave up and decided to come back to it today...lol!

Anyways I made this card to remind you all that you still have a week to get your cards in for the Fairy Fun Fridays "Here Come The Girls" challenge!

Here's a little more inspiration for you to feast your eyes on...


The image I used is of course another fun digi stamp from "Prairie Fairy Designs" is called "OMG!" and can be found in the shop HERE! The sentiment is one I created myself.

I went with a simple look to this one but I just love the shimmery blue cardstock I used! I wasn't sure about this color combo for a girl card at first, but I think it turned out alright. Here are some closeups...


And the inside...I created a pocket for this one too at the top!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"OMG!" and my digi sentiment
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #101"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons, ribbon and acrylic dew drops
TOOLS: Sewing machine
 

I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

Card will be entered into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #101"
Card Makin Mamas -"Recipe (1 image, 2 papers and 3 different embellishments)"
Delicious Doodles -"Inspired By...(I always start off inspired by the image first and then go from there)"
Fabulous Friday -"Ribbon or Twine"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Mami Doodles -"Spots and or Stripes"
Raise The Bar -"Apples and Oranges"
Sew Many Cards -"Anything Goes"
Stamp Something -"Anything Goes"
Fab n Funky -"Buttons and Bows"


Thanks for stopping by!
ENJOY!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Life is Sweeter When Shared With Friends -By Lori Designs Challenge #17 -DT Card!!


It's that time again for another fun "By Lori Designs" challenge!! This week Lori went with a theme week! And the theme this week is "Friendship"!! This one should be an easy peasy one as Lori's cutie digis just ooze friendship...don't they!!

Here's a little inspiration to get your mojo flowin'....


I just love, love this super cute image!! I had so much fun coloring it in! It's a special edition that's called "Celebrate Friends" and also comes with a sentiment which I chose not to use..but you can find it in Lori's shop HERE!

I made this collage with Picnik to show off some closeups and other views...I think I like this much better than clogging up the post a bunch of images...lol!


I just had to the sparkle the image up with "Stickles" when I was finished! I used an adorable sentiment from "Hero Arts" that I stamped with razzleberry ink and then heat embossed with sparkly kaleidoscope powder!

And for the inside I tried a little something different and added a pocket to the top as well as did up the personal message panel in matching papers!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: By Lori Designs -"Celebrate Friends" digi stamp and "Hero Arts" sentiment stamp
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INK: Tim Holtz distress inks and Colorbox pigment ink
LAYOUT: Stamptacular Sunday -Sketch Challenge #110
PAPERS: Prima and DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: Crushed velvet ribbon and acrylic dew drops
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinders dies, sewing machine and Bow Easy
OTHER: Stickles

Lori's digis are just too cute! And you know you just want to play along too! So hop on over to "By Lori Designs" grab a digi and then have a look at all the wonderful creations the team has come up with this week for your inspiration and play along!
This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday -"Sketch #110"
Crop Stop -"In The Shadows"
Shelly's Images -"Bling it Up"
Crafty Creations -"Anything Goes"
Moving Along With The Times -"Two B's (Bow, Bling and Some Blue)"
Art Impressions Stamps -"Decorate The Inside The Inside Of Your Card Too"
Craft Us Crazy -"Favorite Embellishments or Something New (Dew Drops and Ribbon)"
Rainbow Lady's Challenge -"Let's Feel It (Crushed velvet ribbon for texture)"
Belli Challenge -"Letter S (Spots)"
Digi Stamps For Joy -"It's A Celebration"
My Mums Craft Shop -"To Die For"
Penny's Challenges -"Anything Goes"
Clear it Out -"Ribbon/Trim"
Flourishes -"Anything Goes"
The Crafty Pad -"Spots and Dots"
Paper Pretties -"Texture (Crushed velvet ribbon)"

Thanks for Stoppng by!!
ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blog Candy WINNER and Another Freebie Sentiment!!


Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone's day is off to a good start so far! 

I have another FREE digi sentiment to share with you all today! But before I get to the freebie...I would like to announce the winner of my "Birthday Bash" blog candy! I meant to announce the winner on Monday, but we had a little mini disaster happen and I never got to it...we had a pipe burst on the side of our house, so it was a very long day...lol. 

I used Random.org to choose a winner...I had a total of 108 entries...wow!! Real quick I want to thank everyone who entered, followed me and left comments and birthday wishes! I truly appreciate each and every one of my new and old followers...you all keep me motivated to keep doing what I do!! And if I could choose you all to be a winner I would, but there could only be 1 winner and that person is...

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#42 which is Kendra from Luv2Scrap n' Make Cards!! Kendra is actually a fellow "Fairy Princess" from the Prairie Fairy DT and it was a total surprise when the number came up as the draw was truly random!! So congratulations girlie!!!

And of you know how to contact me to claim your prize!!

Now for those of you who didn't win, don't be disappointed as I will have some more blog candy to offer real soon, so you'll have another chance to win some yummy goodies!! Plus I still plan to have a giveaway from my Etsy shop...so be sure to check back in so you don't miss out!

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Now for today's freebie digi sentiment! As promised last week...I have the adorable cooking sentiment I made for this card here to share with you all...


Feel free to snag it up if you would like! The only thing I ask is that you give me credit for anything you use it on.

Each one was made in 300dpi and you can choose either JPG or PNG format.

Make sure to click on the image first to open the larger size and then right click and save to your computer.

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I only have one to share with you today as my digi sentiments will soon be available in sets in my new shop that I'll be opening later this summer! And from now on the freebies will only be available for a limited time so be sure to get them while you can!


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
ENJOY!
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Box...This One For My Grandma!


I mentioned in my earlier post today that I was going to share the box I made for my Grandma. In addition to the box and matching card I made for my mom on Mother's Day! Grandma's are special too...lol!

I made her this box for the key charm I made her. And like me, her favorite color is purple...so you can say I had a ton of fun creating this and the charm for her!! I also went a little overboard with the Tattered Angels glimmer and Stickles!! It's so sparkly and pretty...lol!


As with the other box, I continued with the theme throughout the entire box...


A couple close ups of the beautiful flowers from "WOC" and beaded stick pins I made to match the box...


And the sentiment is my own...which I created an entire set that will be available soon!


I love the embossing folder I used on this one and the way it look with the glittery paper!


And the key charm I made for her...It's purple!!


BOX INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 3 1/4 x 31/4
STAMPS: My own digital stamp creation
PAPERS: K&Company, DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers from "WOC", vintage lace, acrylic dew drops and my own handmade beaded stick pins
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, sewing machine, distressing blade, Fiskars border punch and Martha Stewart Score Board
OTHER: Tattered Angels glimmer and Stickles
 
Here is a closeup of the charm...
I used Swarovski pearls, Czech glass rondelle crystals, Tibet bead caps along with a beautiful Tibet butterlfy charm all hand wire wrapped.


Hope you have enjoyed my latest creations...something different than a card for a change...lol!

Box will entered into the following challenges:

Kreative Stamp Friends -"Mother's Day"
Crazy Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Make It Monday -"Anything Goes"
Nettie G's Digital Gems -"Everyday Is Mother's Day"
Simon Says Stamp and Show -"Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Designs -"Mother's Day or Girlie"
Stamping Vacation -"Special Month -May"
Sentimental Sundays -"Anything Goes"
Stampin Sisters in Christ -"All Things Beautiful"
2 Sisters -"Distressing"
 Catch The Bug -"Anything Goes"
Creative Cowgirls -"Anything Goes"
Scrappy Frogs -"Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by!
ENJOY!