Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love you Friend...BLDC6

Great new color challenge for you this week from By LORi Designs. White, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss. This weeks challenge keyword is BLDC6 and here is my card that I came up with to share with you.  I used the sweetest image called Sugarsticks Love You Friend. So sweet huh??  I printed my image onto Xpress Color Blending Paper and colored with my copics.
I used a simple layout with some older SU papers and made my image the main focus of this card. A few brads in the corners and alittle bow and this is done.
We hope you will join us this week and play along with the challenge. You can pick up fun digis from BLD in her shop for as little as a dollar. I hope you will play along. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Go check out my side bar and give some love to the rest of the BLD DT!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Our sketch artist this month over at Skipping Stones Design is Lea Lawson and she has created another awesome sketch for this weeks challenge. You can find all the deets here.

For my card today I used the beautiful set called Heartsong. I stamped the sweet bird and music staff onto Kraft cardstock in Baja breeze and then stamped the simple sentiment in black on the bottom. My paper is O/A. Ribbon and brads are from Michaels and I did alittle paper piercing on either side of the sentiment.

Come on over to Skipping Stones Design and check out all the deets for this weeks challenge along with the prize up for grabs and of course you will be further inspired by the rest of the DT's samples.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope to see your beautiful creations. Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge 5

Check out these gorgeous colors that we have to work with this week at By LORi Designs and we would love for you to join us and play along too. When uploading to Galleries us keyword BLDC5.

For my card today I used two digis that I Photoshopped together as per Mercys directions. LOVE this concept. Mercy is brilliant!!! I used cute little Wagon Tales Puddle Jumper Katie and that sweet little Cat Sugar Stick. My dp is older paper from Stampin Up. Ribbon is kiwi kiss from SU and I created my flowers with a die namics die. Border punch is fiskars and those pretty crystals are from Michaels.

Head on over to By LORi Designs to check out the rest of the DT creations and leave the girls some love!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Skipping Stones Design New Release

We have a fun Blog Hop for you today to share a new stamp set being released called Pumpkin Seeds. It is a gorgeous background stamp set with three different patterns and fun sentiments. I used each of the three patterns on my cute little chics from the set Chick Chat but I am realizing that the yellow just is not coming through very well so you will just have to head over to Skipping Stones Design to check out the third pattern!!! We also have our weekly sketch for you to play with and that can be seen here as well.

You have to see the gorgeousness that the rest of the DT created with this new set and the awesome sketch from Lea. Here is the order of the hop for you to follow and go check out the sketch here and come play along. A fun prize is up for grabs!!!!

Lea Lawson

Jennifer Ingle

Kandi Phillips

Angela Thomas

Tammie Beaton

Wendy Jordan

Julie Masse

Amy Tsuruta

Ann Kranitz

Barb Turpin

Brenda Weaver

Gladys Chia

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hi! Made this card a few days ago but wanted to share it with you here. I created it for last Mondays Mojo Sketch. I was really intimidated by the sketch at first but once I got going it all fell into place very nicely and I am thrilled the way this card came out. I used three seperate Verve sets for this card. Birthday Wishes for the center flower and sentiment, Loves Flower for the tiny baja breeze flowers around the panel and Friendly Phrases for the Hello Friend sentiment. I colored with copics added a sparkly prima, punched out some leaves and added a tiny bit of lace under the sentiment. Paper is from a sample pack from Claudia and Company. Love those sample packs!!

Thats all for me tonight. Grammys are going on in a while and I cant wait to see what Lady Gaga is wearing!!! Me and the rest of the world!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great night.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BLDC4 and some FUN News!!!

Hi All!!! I am bringing you a fun new challenge from LORi Boyd Designs and I am SUPER excited to have been picked to be on Lori's Challenge Design Team. Whoo Hoo!!! I will be working with some super talented ladies. I hope I can keep up with them!!! As the team is shaping up we had the option to play along this week with this color challenge and of course who could not play!!! These colors are awesome and just screamed little boy to me although you will see the rest of the team rocked these colors with little girl images too!!!

For my card today I used the cutest little guy called Davey from the Puddle Jumpers Collection. I kept this card somewhat masculine and simple because I thought I would give it to my son for Valentines day. My dp is Sassafrass Lass Indie Girl. I added silver brads from Michaels and my ribbon is Ocean Tides from PTI. Now that ribbon treatment is totally copied from the uber talented Mercy Kerin. I saw it on this post and just loved the way it looked. Thanks for the great idea Mercy!!

So head on over to LORi Boyd Designs. Check out all the goodies and join us this week with this fun challenge. Cant wait to see what you create!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SSD63 Skipping Stones Challenge

Hello everyone!!! I am having some technical difficulties today with computers. I will be back later with my SSD card to show you.

Okay I am back. Having huge computer challenges and I am right now working on my dinosaur PC. It has taken a good hour just to upload and adjust this card. UGGG

But onto fun things....I created this card for this weeks SSD sketch which can be found here.

For my card I used Cancer Schmaner (which is on sale RIGHT NOW!!)  for my images and sentiment and my dp was a sample pack of OA Detours that I purchased.

Please come and play along. We would love to see what you create with the sketch this week.

Thanks so much for coming by and thanks for understanding the quick post today. I am off to get technical with my laptop!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I was on my crafty roll this weekend and accomplished a few more challenges. First up is the Rubber Cafe. This week our challenge is to use Pink, Black and Red. I cheated alittle and used Rose Red. I am one of those people who do not like red and pink together. Nor do I like black and Navy together. What can I tell ya?? Everyone has quirks right?!

For this card I used the Ornamental Holiday set for my image. The rest off the deets can be found here on the Rubber Cafe Blog. You can also see what the rest of the team has created.

I will be back later with a few more challenge cards. Off to a PTA meeting!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

MFT Sketch Week 5

I have crammed a weeks worth of challenges and DT work into today....whew....I still have a few more things to accomplish tomorrow but wanted to show you the card I made for this weeks MFT Sketch. I used the new Ala modes called Somethings fishy. Super cute. My dp was True and Dandy from MME and I used MFT die namics for my scallop border and the little circle border in the center which you cant really see very well. Should have made it a different color.

How do you like those snazzy paper pieced boots?? Dont you wish you had a pair so cute!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed the card.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


So sorry about the quality of this picture. I did not take it in my normal spot so the lighting was REALLY off. This card is supposed to be pink (well it is in real life). So Happy Tuesday and we have another fabulous sketch artist for you this month over at Skipping Stones Design. The FABU super talented Lea Lawson. She created this sketch for you to play with today and our new Guest Designers are Angela Thomas and Julie Masse. Lea and Angela I have not had the pleasure of meeting buy Julie I have and let me tell you....if you think her cards are sweet well she is even sweeter!!! So welcome aboard girls.

Todays card was created in all of a half hour due to Linz having the flu and being very needy of me. (to be expected of course). Now it is pink in real life and I used some pretty pink dt for the backpanel and then the front panel I stamped an image from Grunge in Rose Red. Can someone please tell me how to use my stamppamajig? I need to line those rows up anyway. I used a sentiment from the same set and popped it up on my rose red ribbon added some pretty pearls and off I was to play Nurse Ann!!!

So come and join us this week with the fun sketch you will find here along with the rest of the DT samples which you will just adore. So my card says it all....Thanks for stopping by!!! Enjoy your day.