Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years Eve!

Today at Bugaboo Jodie is offering a freebie, her name is Dottie and she has a yummy cupcake.  What better way to celebrate New Years Eve than with cupcakes;) 

I tried using my sewing machine on this card but it froze up on me.  I was excited that I was going to finally use it..oh well.  I did however use my new Valentine's Day paper which I totally love.

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Allsorts #83 - anything goes
~Ann's Creative Nook #117 - bling (stickles)

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: not sure; Copics: Hair: E00, E13, E15, E19; Face: E000, E00, E97, R20, RV34; Dress: BG07; Boots: E13 and E19; Misc: C3, R26, and blender; Other: Nestabilities, Stickles, PTI Ribbon and Buttons, Inking, and Distressing.

Don't forget that the images should be up by noon but if not please check back later.

Have a safe night and TFL!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oldie but Goodie Thursday

Morning!  I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  Sorry I've neglected my blog the past few weeks but I've been busy at work, Steph's activities, and my Aunt was in town.  It felt good to sit down at my craft table last night.

When Jodie came out with these cupcake stamps I just knew I had to have them.  I just love making Christmas cards and Jodie has sooooo many great images!

I used one of my new Nesties on this card and blinged it up a bit.  I hope you enjoy.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
~Allsorts #83 - anything goes
~if the shoe fits #59 - kraft paper
~Fun at Fairy Knoll - anything goes
~Corrosive Challenge #96 - bling
~Bee Crafty #45 - rough around the edges
~Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog  - celebrations

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME and PTI; Copics: E55, E57, RV13, RV14, G85, YG97, R29, Y28, B00, and B01; Other: SU Ribbon, Stickles, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, and Distressing.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Freebie

Happy Friday!  Today over at Bugaboo Stamps you will find this cute cute stamp...I just love her.  Now I just have to figure out who to give the card too, someone who will understand the humor. 

I'm almost out of my BoBunny so you'll only have to put up with it a little longer;)  I of course had to use my Nesties, Cuttlebug Folder, and Stickles too.

Please make sure you go and leave some love for the other DT members, their work is just fabulous!

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~Card Patterns #93
~Stampavie and more #120 - Christmas
~Belli Challenge #106 - Christmas embellishments/paper
~Top Tip Tuesday #13 - ribbon
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #133 - Christmas
~Creative Card Crew - anything goes

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: BoBunny; Copics: C1, C3, E000, E00, E97, E15, B21, B23, YG03, YG63, V15, Y28, and blender; Other: Stickes, Inking, Paper Studio, PTI Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folder, and Nestabilities.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Release Tuesday

Today is New Release Tuesday over at Bugaboo Stamps!  Jodie has created some wonderful Santa images that you can find in her store.  Remember, Jodie tries to get them up by noon but if they are not there please check back later. 

I still haven't learned how to use my sewing machine yet so to save some time I just paper pierced around my image.  I used the same Nestie that I cut him out with and just poked small holes first and then made them bigger after I took the Nestie off.

I entered this into the following challenges:
~Sweet Sketch Sunday #95
~The Secret Crafter - Christmas
~Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #29 - Christmas

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Basic Grey; Other: Copics, SU Ribbon, PTI Paper, Pearls, Stickles, Distressing, and Inking.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Morning!  Today over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog the Saturday challenge is "anything goes". 

All you have to do is make a project and link it by 12/11/10 at 6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7) (using a Bugaboo image only), four (4), or two (2) using any image!  Don't forget to use a Bugaboo image and you can win the top prize!  You can find a freebie from Jodie here.

While on vacation we went to a store and I found those cute Cuttlebug folders that you can use on an edge of a card.  My only word of caution those is to becareful if you use them directly on your card.  I did that and now my edges are really flimsy and my card wouldn't stand up.  I also used some more of my BoBunny and of course my Stickles. 

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
~Eat Sleep Stamp #110 - sketchy Thursday
~The Crazy Challenge #43 - on the go (anything goes)
~Tuesday Throwdown #27 - embellish it
~Top Tip Tuesday #12 - anything goes
~CCEE Stampers #1048 - snowman

Also, please leave some of the other DT some love...they are incredible!!!

Supplies: Stamps: Bugaboo; Paper: BoBunny; Other: Copics, Stickles, PTI Ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Folder, BoBunny Brads, and Inking.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Freebie @ Bugaboo

It's finally's Friday and you know what that means???  It's Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo, go on over and pick up your free image, NOW!  Isn't he just the cutest. 

When I was on vacation last week I found this cute cute Bo Bunny paper at a LSS and I had to have it.  You will probably be seeing a lot of this paper over the next week or so plus it's purple and I love it when I see that color on Christmas cards.

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Sweet Sketch Sunday
~Top Tip Tuesday #12 - anything goes
~A Crafty Little Place #66 - anything goes
~Dutch Dare Card Challenge #92 - Christmas card
~Stamp Something - favorite Christmas color combo
~Paper Cutz Challenge #70 - Christmas project w/ 2 kinds of patterned paper

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: BoBunny; Other: Copics, Stickles, PTI Ribbon, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Folder, and Distressing.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Jodie!!!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Jodie
Happy Birthday to You
Cha Cha Cha!!!

I hope all your wishes come true today!  Please make sure you hop back over to Tammy's blog to finish your Birthday surprise:)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Exciting News!!!!

Hi!  Guess what????  I tried out for the DT at Bugaboo and made it:)  I can't wait to work with more of the images that Jodie creates.

Thank you so much for the opportunity Jodie, Tammy, and Rae Anne!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

Good Morning!  Did anyone go Black Friday Shopping???  We went to Kmart Thanksgiving morning and then a couple of places last night but before we went home we decided to try Toys R Us.  First we had to park across the street and then on the way up there someone told us that they were only letting 50 people and the wait would be 3-4 we left.  I usually do most of my shopping online anyway.

Today is a great day to do some online because Jodie has these totally adorable Snowmen in her shop and it's still 50% off for a few more days.

I finally used some of my Basic Grey paper that I've had sitting on my dryer for almost a year, lol (I totally forgot it was there).  I also used some of my buttons and of course my stickles.

I entered into the following challenges:
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #131 - anything goes
~Simon Says Stamp - snow it up
~Freshly Brewed Challenges #24 - Winter/Christmas theme
~Crafty Creations #95 - Christmas

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Basic Grey; Copics: C1, C3, RV32, RV34, B32, G82, R20, and R59; Other: Stickles, Nestabilities, PTI Buttons, SU Ribbon, and Inking.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wait until you see the cupcakes that Jodie has drawn up for us...they are too stinkin' cute!  Plus there are sentiments that circle around them.  You can find the new release images here.  Jodie tries her best to have them up around noon but if not please check back later.  

I used some of my new paper along with some doodling and pearls.  I've had my sewing machine for almost a year now and I still haven't used it, I keep hand stitching or doodling. 

If  you like my card you should see what the rest of the DT came up with, please go and leave them some love.

I entered this into the following challenges:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #64 - circles
~Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - holiday
~Lollipop Crafts - Christmas
~Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - food

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME: Copics: C3, R89, E15, E19, Y11, Y18 and Blender; Other: Stickles, Pearls, Doodling, Nestabilities, and SU Ribbon.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Crafts Challenge

Morning!  There is a Christmas Craft Challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and by participating you can win some digi's like these cute little penguins

With Christmas coming up I know I'm going to need some tags for gifts so I thought I would get a head start on them.  I used some acrylic pieces I had and just added all the details. I didn't take a picture but on the back of it I use the same size piece of paper so I can write on it.

I entered it them into the following challenges:
~Stampin for the Weekend #51 - winter theme
~CCEE Stampers - buttons
~4 Crafty Chicks #12 - anything but a card

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: Y28, B01, B02, YG93, YG95, C1, C3, C7, R20, R39, YR18 and Blender; Other: SU Ribbon, PTI Buton, Nestabilities, Stickles, Snowflake, Acrylic, Inking, and Pearls.

TFL and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday at Bugaboo

Guess what today's Oldie but Goodie day over at Bugaboo!

I've been making so many Christmas cards that I thought I would give you all a break.  I finally dug into my paper from MME that I bought a while ago and of course I used my Cuttlebug folder, ribbon, and buttons.  You can find the image here, isn't she just too cute!

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Pixie Cottage #45 - sketch
~Simon Says Stamp Challenge - sparkle (there's stickles on her dress, bow, and shoes)
~Top Tip Tuesday #10 - buttons
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #130 - distressing
~City Crafter Challenge #31 - little children

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME and PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E19; Balloon: B02 and B04; Clothes: R35 and R37; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Inking, SU Ribbon, PTI Buttons, and Flowers.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Release Tuesday

Good Afternoon!  Today is another new release over at Bugaboo.  I just love JJ and Jodie has so many images of her.  I can't wait to see the rest of them.  Jodie tries to have them in the shop by noon but if not please check back later. 

Don't forget through the end of November you will receive 50% off all your images...what a good deal!

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~CPS #193 - sketch
~Crazy 4 Challenges #63 - Christmas
~Secret Crafter #109 - sparkle and shine
~Paper Sundaes #44 - ribbon and embossing


Saturday, November 13, 2010

World Kindness Day

Morning!  It's World Kindness Day and we are celebrating at Bugaboo by making a card.  I'm hoping to give this to someone today...someone I don't know maybe...or maybe let my daughter give it to a friend...we'll see. 

I just love these little kids, they are sooooo cute! 

Here is the sketch that Jodie provided us:

Don't forget to play along, she's giving away prizes!

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper and Ribbon: PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E00, E13, E15, E19; Clothes: RV17, RV19, YG13, YG17, BG15, BG18; Other: Nestabilities, Rhinestones, and Stickles.

I also entered it into the following challenges:
~Cute Card Thursday #138 - anything goes
~YNS #29 - stickles and nesties

TLF and have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday!  Today over at Bugaboo you have to checkout the Eggbert image that Jodie has for FREE!  She tries to have it up by noon but please check back later if that isn't the case. 

Oh and the cute dp in the background is also available over at Bugaboo..I love it:)  All you have to do is pick your favorite color cardstock, color your image (it took me no time at all), add your embellishments, and your done.

I also entered the card into the following challenges:
~ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
~Crafty Creations #93- buttons
~Little Red Wagon - things in 3 (my pearls)

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: SU w/ Bugaboo Images; Copics: R20, RV32, RV34, B14, E51, E55, C1, and Blender: Other: Pearls, Stickles, Ribbon, PTI Button, Snowflake, and Distressing.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oldie but Goodie

I hope everyone is having a great week so far:)  Today is Oldie but Goodie day over at Bugaboo Challenge Blog. Isn't Ruldolph cute???  Jodie has more of these images in her store...go check them out.

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~The Sweet Stop #81 - sketch
~Top Tip Tuesday #9 - image and copics
~Spoon Full of Sugar #129 - snowflake/snow

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME and SU; Copics: E37, E59, C3, R20, Y28, R59, R89, and Blender; Other: Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Inking, Snowflak, and PTI Buttons.

TFL and come back Friday to check out what Jodie has in store for Freebie Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo

Morning!  Over at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog on Wednesday's each DT member takes turns creating a tutorial and since I'm the GDT member for November today is my turn.

This is a very quick and easy project that you could put on your desk or even give as a present.  I think the total time it took was maybe an hour.

The supplies you will need are:
~a tin with a window or even one of those plain boxes that you could cut out a window
~picture of your favorite person
~a Bugaboo image
~your favorite paper and embellishments

~First: Your're going to put the piece of paper inside the tin to cover the bottom.  I flipped the tin over and measured the size from the bottom.  I didn't try to cover the entire bottom of the tin because I didn't want to get frustrated trying to make it perfect.

~Second: You can put your paper and picture inside the tin and any embellishments that you would like to add.  Since I am working with a small tin I didn't put any embellishments inside but I have a bigger tin at work that I did add embellishments to (I'll try and remember to bring it home from work today and post a pic).

~Third: I measured the smooth outside of the tin so I could wrap a piece of my favorite paper around it.  I also added some ribbon.

~Fouth: I colored one of my favorite images from Bugaboo (I love penguins), cut it out, and pop dotted it to the front. 

~Fifth: I added a couple more embellishments and voila I'm done~

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: G85, RV23, RV29, R20, R39, YR18, BG01, BG15, C1, C7; Other: Spare Part Buttons and Ribbon.

I also entered this into several challenges:
~Bee Craft #42 - Christmas
~Lexi's Creations #26 - anything goes
~Stamps R Us #8- buttons & bows
~Paper Sundaes #43- let it snow
~Ann's Creative Nook #111- recycle recycle
~The Crazy Challenge #40- things w/ wings

I really hope you liked my tutorial and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for joining me today!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

Today is another great release over at Bugaboo!  If you love wizards you'll love these new releases...make sure you check out all the other great cards on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and leave them some love.  Jodie tries to have the images in her store by the time this posts but if not please check back later.

I wanted to make this a masculine card so I had to stay away from all my "pretty" paper.  I ended up using some cardstock and just running through my Cuttlebug.  I'm not sure where the color scheme came from but they are the colors of my high school (some 20 odd years ago).


Here are a couple of challenges I entered:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #62 - square card

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo: Paper: PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E00, E53, E55, E97; Clothes and Hat: C9, YR12, BV08; Other: SU Ribbon, Nestabilities, and Rhinestones.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Anything Goes on Bugaboo Saturday

Good Morning!  This month I'm turning 40 (yikes) and that means it's time to start getting mammograms so I thought this image from Bugaboo was perfect.  Please make you are checking yourself monthly and getting mammograms every year.  It's really important!!!

One challenge I entered was a clean and simple card.  I usually don't do too many of these because I end up putting a bunch of other stuff on them too but I really like how this turned out.

You can find the challenge for this week HERE.  It's an anything goes challenge and you can win prizes too!

Here are a couple of challenges I entered:
~Cute Card Thursday #137 - vellum
~Dutch Dare #90 - clean and simple

Supplies: Paper: PTI and Vellum; Stamp: Bugaboo; Copics: E000, E00, E50, E53, E55, E97, G09, R20, R22, R24, R29, C3, and C9; Other: Stickles and Nestabilities.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Happy Friday!  It's a great day because it's Friday (of course) but also Jodie is giving away this cute image today:)  You can find it HERE and the image should be in the store by noon EST but if not please check again later.

I hardly ever make masculine cards so I tried not to use any pink Copics on here but I did have to put a little glitter on his hat and scarf.  I still have My Minds Eye Christmas paper from last year and I distressed the edges too.

Here are a few challenges that I entered my card into:
~Sweet Sketch Wednesday #74 - sketch
~City Crafter Challenge #29 - use a digi stamp
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #128 - embellish

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: E000, E00, E53, E55, E57, E97, R20, R59, R89, C3, C9, B00, G82; Other: SU Ribbon, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, and Distressing.
Have a great weekend!


Bugaboo DT Call

Bugaboo is having a DT are the details from their blog:

How Long Is the DT Call Open?
We are going to try something a little different this round. There are two rounds to our call.

1. Create a post and link it below. Post must include 1 Bugaboo project and 2 other of your favorite projects. Please note these can be new or older projects it is your choice. This phase of the call will be open until November 10th midnight EST. We will contact those who have been chosen to move on to round 2. Please make sure we have your email.

2 If you are chosen to continue to round 2, we will send you a predetermined image which you will make a project and turn back into us it would make things much quicker and give you more time to create if you make sure your email is in your post of the first round.

What Kind of Responsibilities Does the DT Have?
As a DT Member you would be required to take part in a minimum of 4 projects and a maximum of 6 assignments throughout the month. You will know all of the upcoming challenges and assignments and most can be worked on ahead of time.

Is It OK If I'm on Another DT?
Not to worry, as long as you can commit to the Bugaboo DT and are not conflicted with other DT work then of course feel free to apply, but please consider the new workload before you apply, the last thing we want is for you to struggle to keep up with the assignments, this is meant to be fun and stress free, not a job that you feel obliged to do, so again please do keep that in mind

What If I've Never Been on a DT Before?
Not a problem at all, we welcome all applications whether you have DT experience or not, in fact we would encourage peeps with no previous DT experience to try out for our Design Team, more so over those that do, we want to give everyone a fair chance

When Will the New DT Be Announced?
The new DT Members will be announced by November 29th. New Term officially begins on January 1, 2011.

Good Luck!

I've only been working with them for a week but they are a bunch of fun Ladies and Paul.  I'm going to go for it so wish me good luck:)  My email is  Below are my entries for the call:


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oldie but Goodies Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Over at Bugaboo on Thursday's is Oldie but Goodies so go and check out all the great creations.  Don't forget you get 50% off all stamps in the month of November.

The image on my card is JJ from Jodie's calendar month series, isn't she adorable!  I used my fab My Minds Eye paper again and hand stitched around the edges, added some ribbon and bling, and wala another Christmas card.

Okay, you want to know something weird???  In my Microsoft Office Pictures I had to make this picture lay horizontal in order for it to be upright when I uploaded it, hmmmmm.

I also entered it in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch #91 - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers #33 - stitching
Tip Top Tuesday #8 - Christmas theme

Anyhoo...Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: My Minds Eye; Copics: E000, E00, E50, E53, E55, E97, G40, G82, G85, R20, R59, R89, B41, C3, and Blender; Other: Hand Stitching, Distressed w/ ink, Ribbon, PTI Button, SU Twine, Stickles, and Cuttlebug Folder.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bugaboo New Release - Poppi Penguin

Every Tuesday over at Bugaboo they release new images and this week it's Poppi Penguin, isn't he cute!  I would have to say that penguins, snowmen, and snowflakes are my favorite Christmas images.

I also made a trip to Hobby Lobby this past weekend where I found this fab paper from My Minds Eye and the snowflakes are Paper Studio, which by the way were both 50% off, score:)  I also used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and distressing tool to add some texture to my paper.

I also entered this card in a few other challenges:
~Sketch Saturday - sketch
~Bee Crafty #41- Christmas creations
~Fussy and Fancy #22 - Winter Wonderland
~Aly's Sunday Sketch #28 - distressed

I am so excited that Christmas is coming up with all the great images to work with and that all our Halloween candy is gone from the house;)  Check back on Thursday for an Oldie but Goodie card.

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: My Minds Eye; Copics: R59, R89, G40, G59, C7, YR18, B41, C1, R20, and Blender; Other: Paper Stuido Snowflake, PTI Buttons, SU Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Stickles, and Distressing.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps Guest Designer

I'm excited to announce that I will be a guest designer for the month of November over at Bugaboo Stamps.  There will be a lot of fun images this month so be sure to check them out!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paper Princess VSD

Hi Lovely Ladies!!!  Welcome to your next can either use it for a tag on a gift or for a bookmark.  All you have to do is emboss it and use some stickles:)  Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamp: Pink Cat Studio; Copics, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, SU Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Nestabilities.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

CAS Birthday

Happy Saturday!  I made this card a couple of weeks ago and am finally gettting around to posting it.  I thought this would a good clean and simple card.  I just stamped the images, embossed, used a border punch and added some ribbon...easy peasy!  I hope you enjoy it!

Supplies:  Stamp and Ribbon: SU; Paper: PTI; Cuttlebug Folder, and Punch.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Sizzling Summer Challenge

Happy Friday!!! 

I made this card today for a monthly challenge with my blog sister's.  This month was Sizzing Summer.  Every month one of my sister's will send a card kit with an image and we create something with it.  This month it was April that sent us a kit.  I've never colored an image like this before so I hope you like it.  You can find the stamp at Paper Jewels, she has a lot to choose from.

The only supplies I can really give you are the Copics that I used: E00, Y11, Y18, Y21, B41, B45, B91, TV32, R89, YR18, and the Blender.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Clean and Simple Cards

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone is having a good start to the week.  My daughter's summer camp is closed this week, they are getting ready for extended day next week.  I can't believe summer is already over for my daughter.

I'm slowly getting back into making cards so I thought I would start with a few CAS cards.  I hope you like them.

Supplies: Stamps and Ink: SU; Cardstock and Buttons: PTI; Cuttlebug Folders and Robins Nest.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Christmas Cards All Year Round August Challenge

Hi there!  I promise I haven't dropped off the face of the's just been a crazy summer.  My mother-in-law was here for a month, then we went to Toledo to see my family, and of course there was work.  I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things this weekend. 

Here is the challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round:

Happy August Everyone! Can you believe we're about halfway through the summer? I hope it's been nice weather for you!

Here's our challenge for August.... Since many of us have had a lot of heat this summer, we're going to cool things down with SNOWFLAKES! Yes, as some of you guessed from the sneaks, your cards this month need to have snowflakes of some kind - in the paper, embellishments, stamping or whatever you like!

Here is the card I used:

Don't forget to go over and check it out!


Monday, June 28, 2010

VSD #4 - Challenge #5

I had a busy weekend so I could only make one more card and of course I had to make a Christmas card!

Here's are the details on Melanie's challenge:

Christmas in July (???)

Since we are just a few short days away from July I thought for our 5th challege we would do a Christmas in July theme.

So your challenge is to create a Christmas card. That is it, nothing special required. NVR, just please try to use a minimum of 1 stamped image on your card.

Have fun!!

Here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to make a couple more cards this week. 

Have a good one!

VSD #4 - Challenge #2

Here is Challenge #2 from Melina:

Hello ladies!!!

Are we having fun yet?

Wasn't April's challenge great! I've never made one of those!

I've got a color challenge for you with a theme twist...

Your colors are:
Chocolate Chip
More Mustard
Old Olive
Basic gray
Very Vanilla

Now for the theme twist. I NEVER have masculine cards around when I need them. I'm not good at doing masculine your creation with manly men in mind.

Also, use pewter or silver embellishments.

I never have masculine cards around either so I hope this fits the bill:)


VSD #4 - Challenge #1

The first challenge for this weekends VSD was to create a card made out of acetate. I didn't have acetate but I did have an acrylic tag so I used that. Here are the details to April's challenge:

Hello Ladies.....How is everyone today? I hope you are ready for your first challenge of our wonderful weekend VSD! I told you all you'd need acrylic or transparency sheets for my challenge because we are making acetate cards today!

Here is the tutorial on SCS~acetate card

If you need some more if mine isn't is the gallery FULL of ideas~acetate gallery

This card can be any theme you want it to be and you can make it any way you want it. You don't even need to stamp on the acetate directly if you don't have the right kind of ink. Once you look through the gallery you will see many ideas and veriations on how to use this awesome stuff. Can I just say...I loved making this card and will surely be doing more of them!

~if stamping directly onto the acetate....take your time and be very careful, if you use Staz-On ink other and opaque white the ink is very slippery on the acetate and will smear....keep a wipe or something handy to quickly wipe away your mistake and try again. The opaque white works pretty good's a bit more sticky.
~don't use stickles on the acetate...I did as you can see here and when I folded the top down I hit the stickles and they literally popped right off so I had to do it stickles are not friendly on this surface.
~have fun with it and try different really is fun to work with and play around with. I really love the way my card came out (I don't brag very much about my work but this one...I love).

Here's my card:

Thanks for a great challenge April and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cardabilities May 30th Reveal

Happy June Everyone! Here is another great sketch from Karan over at Cardabilities....

And here is my take on it...

I hardly ever get to make any boy cards so I had a lot of fun making this one.  I hope it's not too girly.

Don't forget to hop on over and see the rest of the ladies cards, they are beautiful!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mother's Day Blog Hop Winner!!!

I am so sorry...this post was suppose to be posted already, I don't know what happened.

The winner of the candy on my blog is Sherri, congrats!!!  I feel horrible that this didn't post sooner so I am going to throw in some extra goodies to you:)

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cardabilities - May 15th Reveal

Good Morning!  It's going to be a beautiful weekend here in sunny Florida!  Do you have any fun weekend plans?  We had to have Steph's dance recital pictures done today so we were pretty busy with that...her costume is just too cute. 

Here is another card for the fabulous Cardabilities blog.  Another great sketcht his month. They are also having a Design Team can check out all the details HERE.

Supplies:  Paper: PTI; Stamp: Tiddly Inks; Copics: Face: R00, R20, E00, E97; Hair: E00, E15, E19; Clothes: BG15, BG18; Cupcake: RV17, RV19, E35; Other: BG10 and Blender; Other Supplies: PTI Ribbon and Button, Flower, Bling, Pearls, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, and Nestabilities.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Christmas Cards All Year Round - May Challenge

Can you believe it's already May!  How many Christmas cards have you made so far this year?  I always say I'm going to send out cards and then they never get done. Hopefully this year I'll actually be able to send them out:) 

The challenge for this month is to use flowers, ribbon, and buttons...go check out the beautiful creations at CCAYR.

Supplies: Paper: MME and SU; Other: SU Ribbon, PTI Button, Snowflake, and Flower.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating Mother's Blog Hop

At JMS the DT love our mums/moms and to show our appreciation for everything mothers do we are celebrating mothers in our blog hop this week.

The hop officially kicks off at 9 am (NFLD time zone), and ends at Midnight (NFLD time zone).

There are 18 stops along the way, some have blog candy up for grabs (but you'll have to find them for yourselves we don't want to ruin the fun!). In your travels don't forget to collect the words to complete the quote and take it back to Just My Sketches & the Blend to enter the major prize drawing worth $30!

If you have only just found the blog hop, go back to JMS to the start. If you have been hopping along you will have come from Lisa and your next stop will be the wonderful Ana.
The words you need to collect from me are: in my

Here's my card and have a great time hopping around:)

I'm also going to offer a prize...just leave me a comment and I'll put your name in a hat. I'll throw in a couple of other goodies too.

Have a great Mother's Day!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just My Sketches - May Reveal

Happy Saturday to everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks but I've been so busy at work and I've been going to bed really early.  I'll start posting more this week though, so stay tuned:)

You have to checkout the cards and layouts over at Just My Sketches....there is a lot of inspiration there this month.  Here are the songs for this month:

Kris Allen

Keith Urban

Bette Midler

Tyler Hilton

Lionel Richie

I love the song Kiss a Girl by Keith's my card:

Can you believe I didn't use any stamps, gasp!  All the supplies were PTI except my cuttlebug folders and Stickles.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Cardabilities - April 30th Reveal

I'm so excited about my second reveal for Cardabilities...the cards the DT made are GORGEOUS!!!!   Go check it out and play along. 

Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day, what are you going to be doing?  I'm not going anywhere special but I do hope I can get some crafting done, it's been awhile.

Supplies: Paper: MME; Stamp: Pink Cat Studio; Copics: G09, G82, C7, YR15, BG10, B00, R20, R29, R83, R85, R89; Other: Stickles, SU Ribbon, Snowflake, Pearls, Inking, and Distressing.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crafty Critter Challenge #25

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  We just hung out, it was really nice.  We went to Hanna Park today to try and fish but they just didn't want to be bothered.  I hope within the next couple of weekends we can make it down to Disney before it gets too hot, yuck! 

Here is a card I made for my Crafty Critters:)  This is from Melanie:

I know we all like to combine challenges. I see everyone doing it all the time on their blogs. So for this challenge it's going to be a Challenge Combination.

Element 1: Place a flower somewhere on your card. This can be a paper flower, prima flower, stamped flower image, flower dp, etc. As long as there is a flower on your card.

Element 2: Embossing, I want to see embossing. This can be dry embossing with your Cuttlebug or Big Shot or it can be heat embossing.

Element 3: Use SCS sketch SC273.

Supplies:  I used all SU supplies except for the Copics, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, and Nestabilities.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cardabilities 1st Reveal

Are you excited as much as I am about the first reveal!!!  You can check out the other DT members blogs by going to the right of my blog or you can go to the Cardabilities blog.  Also, don't forget that we have a message board you can particpate in too. 

Supplies:  Paper: PTI; Stamp: Pink Cat Studio; Copics: E50, E51, E34, E97, R00, R20, RV14, RV17, E53, YG13, YG17, BG10, BG15; Other: Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Stickles, PTI Ribbon, Distressing,
Inking, and Flowers.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crafty Critter VSD Challenge #5

The 5th challenge was hosted by's the info:

VSD Challenge # 5...

Hi friends! It's me Jennifer, and I'm bringing our 5th challenge to you. I wanted to do something that all of us could participate in, but put a twist to it. So, I'm going to have you do a Recipe Challenge. Here are the deets!

Use 1 image.

Use 2 ribbons.

Use 3 different layers, at least.

And the twist...use something blue on your card. It doesn't matter what it is, or how much/little, just as long as some blue is on your card.

So here's my card:

I'll be back later to post the deets, Army Wives is coming on:)