Sunday, July 31, 2011

Clean and Simple????

Hello, hope everyone had a great weekend!  Ok, let me first say that this card took me out of my comfort zone!  There is reason for the madness.  I got my free digi image from D2D, it's a progressive challenge where we get a free new digi if you play the previous week.  This week, we were given a voucher to purchase our digi, so I did (how nice was that)!!!  Now here comes the problem, I entered another challenge I have never tried before, now I know why!  CASual Friday, you had to Create a 4 x 9 card and keep it Clean And Simple! The idea is to embrace the (white) space. Its a big canvas & you must resist the urge to fill it!

Hence out of my comfort zone, white space:(  No sentiment, since I was not sure how to use it. Not sure if I like, but it is what it is!!!  Who knows, I may try it again next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

300 Follower WINNER!!!!/ Wish Big!

Hello, thanks so much to everyone!  I so enjoy when you stop by and say HELLO!!!  I also, enjoy swinging by to see what you're doing!!!  The WINNER of the Freshly Picked cart is ....#15 Amy E.  Please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize out to u!  CONGRATS!!!

I created this card for a few challenges, I really love it, I got to use my new PKS stamp:

Frosted Design:  Buttons
BBT2:  Ice Cream cone from Sweet Treats or any cart
Die Cuttin Divas:  A Sweet Treat
Paper Variety: TIC-TAC-TOE (I selected card, Pink, stitching)

Cone cut @ 4.75" using Sweet Treats Cart
Face PKS Laughy Taffy
Sentiment  My Creative Time "Birthday Candles"
Colored Paper  Joann's "Ice Cream Social"
Argyle Cuttlebug Folder
Sakura Glaze Pen
White Gel Pen
Fruit Punch Stickles

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

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Good morning,  thanks for your sweet comments!  I am posting my 1st project for Amber Ink!!!!!  I am so excited to be part of this awesome team:)  I used the gift box from Amber Ink's Perfect Package digi stamp set.  They have some great digi's and i-paper.  Also, I will be entering this into a few challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion: Blue and white
My Craft Spot: Emboss It
PaperCraft Star: Anything Goes

Gift box digi   Amber Ink
Cuttlebug       MaryAnn
Scallop Circle   Spellbinders
Sentiment    PTI

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Exciting News: I am an Amber Ink Torchbearer!!!!!

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OMG!  I am so excited to be an Amber Ink Torchbearer for the month of August!!!!  I was very suprised when I received an email asking me to accept this mission.  To be honest, I though it was spam mail, maybe a joke:)  So, I started searching Amber Ink's site and it was a real place:)  Also, when I saw Cammi's name, I started thinking this just might be real!!  Thanks Cammi, I feel honored and proud that she passed the purple torch on to me!!!!

I will get a chance to work with some talented ladies! 

So stop by Amber Ink and meet the new team, they have some great pictures of us:) !  Oh, make sure you come back tomorrow and see my 1st post as a torchbearer!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

300 Follower Giveaway/Design2Delight Challenge

Hello everyone:) I hope everyone had a peaceful and restful weekend!  Here is my entry for Design2Delight weekly challenge. This challenge is progressive! I love the digi, but I was nervous about all the white!!! I have never had to do it, but have seen some great work from others!  So, here it is!!!!  I used watercolor paper and Bic Markers on this, just wanted to try something different!!!  Thanks for looking:)

Also, I just reached 300 followers!!!!!!  Thanks so much to everyone that stops by and leaves such kind words!!!!   So to celebrate, I am giving away the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge!!  To enter: 

1.  Must be a follower
2.  Leave a comment on this post, with a way to be contacted
3.  Enter no later than Wednesday, July 27th 11:59pm (EST)

Friday, July 22, 2011


Happy Friday!  It is time for another MAG Challenge!  I feel like it has been forever since the last MAG Challenge, HOORAY for a Design Team!!!!!  

This week at MAG, we had to use Create a Critter, page 59.  So, if you have this cartridge, come on over and enter the challenge this week! Remember at MAG, the true challenge is only being able to use the specified cartridge and page, but you are free to use all the embellishments you like!!!

For my card, I tried something different.  I saw this technique over at She'sASassyLady, she has the best Gypsy project tutorials!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!

I will also be entering the following challenge:

    PaperCutzChallenge: Anything goes

Create a Critter pg. 59 Horseshoe and "Howdy"
Digi Image  Whimsy Stamps
Cardstock    Recollections
Pattern Paper    DCWV

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giveaway Winner and more!!!

Hello to everyone and "THANKS SO MUCH" for all the sweet comments you left during the blog hop.  First, I have an entry for Birthday Sundaes.  This week their challenge is "Anything Goes"!  A friend asked me to make a birthday card for a friend, they had certain specifics:)  So here is what I came up with, hope you like!!!  I used Rock Princess and the sentiment is My Creative Time.

Second, CTO announces the new Design Team today, so stop over and welcome them, stop by their blogs and show them some love!!! We are giving away a BLOCK PARTY cricut cartridge this month!!!

Lastly and what you have been waiting for...  the winner of the giveaway is Danielle of GirlRacer Scrap, she said:

 56 Danielle said...
Super cute card!!! My fiance also supports my addiction! Even though he complains on how he can't walk into my office, because there is stuff all over the floor! :-)

Please email me you address, so I can get your prize to you ASAP!!! 

Again, thanks everyone, also, I think I will have a giveaway once I reach 300 followers!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"B.F.F. Blog Hop" - Inspirations of the Heart

Hello and welcome! Felicia over at Scrapper in the Making is having a BLOG HOP to celebrate her 100 followers!  I feel honored to be asked to participate, there are some awesome ladies in the HOP!!!  You should have come from the fabulous Girlia's blog, if you are just stopping by, the hop starts here.  

For the hop, we were asked to design a project that represented our BFF, someone that inspires our heart.  The first person that came to mind was "MY HUSBAND"!!! He supports and feeds "my addiction":)  He purchased both of my expressions.  He is my biggest fan and helps when I have to make those guy cards!  I love him a lot and he is my BFF, we share everything, he is blessing from God!  So, my project is dedicated to him!!!!

Center step card that I found at Splitcoast Stampers. 
MS Loop Punch
Fiskars Heart punch
Sweethearts cartridge for couple cut @ 3.75 and hearts cut @ 4", 3.75"
White gel pen
Cuttlebug  Mini hearts folder

Also, I have some blog candy!!!!  Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, July 17, no later than 11:59pm (EST).   You do not have to be a follower, but if you would like, that would be nice! 

Thanks for visiting, next on this blog is the talented Emma at My Creative Time!!!  Have fun!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Thing of Beauty

Happy Friday!  Hello everyone:)  Here is my entry for Design2Delight weekly challenge. This challenge is progressive, I did get my digi this week!  I love the digi and sentiment from Designed2Delight, but could not decide on all the right colors, so I decided to do some paper piecing ( think that's what it is called)!!!   I saw this paper in my paper stash and I had to use it.  I colored the main body with copics and colored pencils.  I really like how it came out! 

Also, stop by tomorrow, I am taking part in a blog hop sponsored by Felicia @ Scrapper in the Making.  Yes, I heard there is some blog candy along the way:)  Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today my card is for Hambo Hoedown Challenge, it is a progressive challenge. For this week's challenge you have to use any "Hambo Image" and make a gatefold card!! So, I am using "Steamroller-digi"  and sentiment from Hambo Stamps, which I received free because I qualified from last week's challenge!!!.   I used the second part of the sentiment for the inside, which I think will be great for a gift card!!   Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #22

Hello all, Happy Tuesday!! It is time for a new challenge at CTO Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter the DT Call.  Also, we are giving away the Block Party cartridge this month, so play for a chance to win:) 

This week's challenge at CTO is Christmas in July, it must be a shape card.  So, don't wait until the last minute, join us and get a few Christmas cards made!!!  Check out the great projects by our Design Team and get started.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hello Kitty  (Card Feature)
Recollection Cardstock
A lot of Stickles  (LOL)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Berry Best Wishes!

Hello to all!  I hope everyone is doing well!  Here is my entry for Design2Delight weekly challenge.  This challenge is progressive.  A funny story, I kept wondering why I did not get my free digi this Friday.  I finally realized that I have to enter the challenge to get the digi, so needless to say, I posted my card on my blog but not on the challene blog! I am laughing now!!!  So, I purchased this digi so I could play and get back on track!  Must be those summer vacation cobwebs:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Sentiment    Joy's Life

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ice Cream!!!

Hello, hope every one is having a great Saturday!  I am entering this card in the PaperCutz challenge!  The challenge is to use an image of an ice cream cone, popsicle, sundae or milkshake.  I am really liking this project, it allowed me to use a set of stamps I get every month.  Since, I have gotten 3 sets already I figured now would be a good time to get started:)  I get the stamps from The Stamps of Life, they have a stamp set of the month club:)  I just realized, I do not use my cricut for this.  Thanks for stopping by, hope you like it!!!

Stamps and sentiment - The Stamps of Life   iscream4icecream
Cardstock   Recollections
Pattern Paper  DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies
Cuttlebug Folder   Spots and Dots
Twine  Scrappy Mom
Spellbinder  Large Scallop Circles

Friday, July 8, 2011

MAG Challenge # 34

Happy Friday!  Welcome to another MAG Challenge!!!!  At MAG, we are so excited because we have our 1st ever Design Team.  The ladies are so talented and we can't wait for you to see their work.  So, make sure you stop by MAG and give them some love!!!! 

This week at MAG, we used the Simply Charmed cartridge, page 39.  So, if you have this cartridge, come on over and enter the challenge this week!  Remember at MAG, the true challenge is only being able to use the specified cartridge and page, but you are free to use all the embellishments you like!!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dancing Grandma

Hello, Happy Thursday, one more day until the weekend!!!  My sweet friend Ivette sent me an email about another free digi site, THANKS!!!  So, I checked it out and it also has a challenge blog.  The Challenge blog is called DigiDarla.  This week her challenge is "Lady in RED", all you have to do is create a project with "any female with red in the design".  So stop by DigiDarla and give it a try!!  Here is my take on the challenge thanks for stopping by!!!!

Cardstock  Recollections
Crayola Coloring Pencils
Sentiment  KAndrew Fashionable Friends
White Gel Pen
Stardust Clear Glitter pen
Eyelets   Michael's

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Triangle Tri-Fold

Hello Again!  I made another card for some other challenges:)  I went on Splitcoast Stampers because I wanted to try some new card folds!  So, here is my Triangle Tri-fold card.  I chose not to use the ribbon, but a band! Thanks for stopping by!  I will enter into the following challenges:

CCC: Summer apparel or an accessory
CWC:  Anything goes!
Scrapalicious USA: Use the color Turquoise

Pack You Bags-Bikini cut @ 3"
Pattern Paper-DCWV Hippie Chic Stack
Rhinestone-Michael's $1 bin

Hambo Hoedown Challenge

Happy Humpday!  I hope everyone is doing well!  Just a reminder CTO is having a Design Team Call, it is open until next Tuesday, July 12th!!! 

Today my card is for Hambo Hoedown Challenge, it is a progressive challenge.   For this week's challenge you have to  use any "Hambo Image" and make a circle card!!  So, I am using "Cool Dog-digi" from Hambo Stamps, which I received free because I qualified from last week's challenge!!!.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Circle card, Scalloped circle-Birthday Bash cut @ 5"
Digi and Sentiment- Hambo Stamps
Yellow Stickles
Turquoise MS glitter
White Enamel accent

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Fun/ CTO DT Call

Good morning, I made this card to enter into a few challenges!  I love the character cartridges, but I do not like the small pieces:)  So, I usually make then no smaller than 5", however because of the design I wanted this was not an option.  So needless to say, small pieces:)  I think it came out okay!! 

Also, BIG NEWS, CTO is having a DT call starting today, so go over and read all about it!!!!  You do not have to have a cricut, just love to do papercrafting!

FCCB:  Water themed project
My Craft Spot: Sunny Days

Sesame Street Seasons- Elmo cut @ 3.25", Sun @ 2"
Oval Spellbinders
White Gel Pen
Dark Blue Stickles

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  I wanted to post a card with a new product I found last week at The Stampfest in Kissimmee.  The product is called Honeycomb Tissue Paper.  It has stamps that go with it, to make shapes in the middle of a card!  The lady was demonstrating the technique.  Yes, I caved in and purchased a few sets.  I also have some other things I found and will be using:)  Please be mindful, this is my first attempt!  You can purchase the HoneyPOPstamps and honeycomb paper at  Have great day and thanks for stopping by!!!!  I will be entering this card into a challenge:

Birthday Sundaes: anything goes birthday

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Hello, Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the 3 day weekend:)  Back again with my free digi this week, from Designed2Delight.  I will enter it into the challenge, so I can another free digi Friday!!!   Stop by and give it a try, it is very fun!!!   I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by:)  I used Crayola Colored pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits to color this image:)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Feeling "Ruff"

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Hello again!!!  This is my final post for today, I think:)  Last night, while leaving comments and blog visiting, I found another progressive challenge blog for digi stamps.  Needless to say, I had to participate, so I can get more free digis to practice!!!  The challenge blog is Hambo Hoedown.  The theme this week is "Doghouse Blues".  I did purchase the digi so I can enter.  With this challenge blog, you must link your project AND email them your project in order to get the free digi next week!  I think I am getting addicted to copics:)  Here is my project, thanks so much for stopping by! 

Premade card base- Joann's
Pattern paper- TPC studio Paws and Claws
Neenah Cardstock
Stardust Clear Glitter Pen
Bone Brad

Cow's it going?

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Here I am again!  I have another post for you, I had fun making this card!  I will enter it into the following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut: cow or be black and white with only a small amount of a third color
Scrapalicious USA:  Challenge #9 and follow a sketch

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Animal Kingdom- cow cut @ 2.25"
Sentiment and twine- Amusing animals ((Scrappy Mom's)
Scallop spellbinders
White and Black Gel Pen
Button from stash

You're Invited!

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Hello Friday again!  I just want to say thanks for all the winderful comments you all have been leaving!!  I am going to try to have a few posts today.  I am trying to enter a few challenges, it has been awhile.  Have a super and safe weekend, thanks for stopping by!!!!   This card is being entered into:

BBTB2:  Stretch Your Imagination (Watermelon cut)
CCC:  Cookout or Picnic Theme


SYI-watermelon cut @ 4"
Black enamel accents
White gel pen
Sentiment-Recollections "It's a Party"

MAG Challenge # 33/ Birthday Giveaway WINNER!!!!

Hello, welcome to another MAG Challenge Friday!  Don't forget we are having a DT CALL at MAG!!!  Stop by and checkout the requirements and join this great Design Team:)  Today is the last day to apply.

Being that it is 4th of July weekend, we had to use the Stand and Salute, page 42.   I was not very happy when I saw this page, of all pages this one:)  So, it was truly a challenge this week:)  I ended up making 2 cards because I was not veryhappy withthe first patriotic card.  Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.  So stop by MAG and share your creation!!  Remember at MAG, you can only use the specified cartridge and images on that page. For my projects, I used both of the main cuts!!!!!

Oh, I almost forgot, the winner of my birthday giveaway is Natalie of Scrapping Seahorse!!!!  Congrats, please send me your mailing address so I can get your prize in the mail.  You have until next Wednesday to contact me, thanks!!!