Sunday, February 27, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Birthday's

Creative Inspiration Paints has another great challenge this week:

Inspired By: Birthday's

We hope you'll join in the challenge and share your creation with us!  It's the last Sunday of the month, so someone's name will be drawn next Sunday for a chance to get 5 jars of CI Paints of their choice!  There's so many fun colors to choice from!  I just love these yummy, shimmery paints!!

Isn't she cute?  I just love this stamp!  It's by Lili of the Valley.  I ordered a few stamps from them a few weeks ago, I wish I was rich as I love so many of their stamps!

Have a nice day!



Lily of the Valley: Lily of the Valley Stamp and Circles (Bling, Main Image on Circle and Ribbon)
Sweet Stampin: Use a Actual Stamp and Oh So Girly
Card Makin Mamas: Birthday
Crafty Catz: Seomthing for a Friend
If the Shoe Fits: Purple
Top Tip Tuesday: Bling It On
Scrap Creations: Birthdays
Stamps R Us: For the Girls

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"CASE" a D2D Designer

Over on the D2D Card Idea's Blog our challenge this week is:

CASE a D2D Designer

I chose to "CASE" fellow designer Debbie S. from Live Life Loud.

I had such a hard time choosing which designer to CASE as all of them are so amazing!!  But I just love the "Birday Party" digi!  It's the first image that got me hooked on Designed 2 Delight, so I thought her card would be fun to use as inspiration!

Debbie's card:

And my card:

We hope you'll join in the fun on the Card Idea's blog!!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Prairie Fairy Challenge #47

Over on the Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Blog the next two week's challenge is:

Inspired by a Song

A fun challenge!!

I have really enjoyed working with Roberta's images!

I decided to work with "Pretty Gillian" for this challenge and thought I would make a layout.  So I first started by coloring her in Photoshop.  I thought the image would be PERFECT with some images of my daugther in some of her dress-up clothes!  Something we like to do around her a lot!  My husband isn't a fan, but the little guy loves dressing up as well!! lol

As I was creating this layout I kept singing "Girls....just wanna have fun"!
After sitting back and looking at the layout I had to laugh!!  The picture with her in the hat...she almost looks like "Pretty Gillian"!!

Thanks for visiting my blog, all comments welcome!  We hope you'll join us ar Prairie Fun Fridays

Have a great day!!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Daffodils" Freebie from D2D

Over on the "Card Ideas from the Designed 2 Delight Designers and Challenge Blog" we are starting a preview post each Thursday to give you a sneak peek at the following days freebie!!  That's right you can get a peek at the next freebie! 

I don't know about you, but before I was on the DT, I was always so excited to see the next image that sometimes I would stay up till midnight just so that I could see it and start dreaming of what I could do with it!! :)

Tomorrow's freebie is "Daffodils"!  I just love this new image!!

Here's what I did with it:

A close-up:

You still have time to purchase this week's image "Appliqued Tree", if you didn't recieve it last week from playing along and create a card with it, then share it with us and you'll recieve the "Daffodils" image free tomorrow!

Have a great day, we hope you'll play along!!




Forgotten Scraps: Spring or Flowers
Truly Scrumptious: Swirls and Pearls
Sweet Shop: Think Spring and Sketch
Crafty Sentiments: Spring
Do you Stack Up: Anything Goes
Paper Romance: Anything Goes
Stampin' B's: Use a Flower on Your Card

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Stamps - Challenge #3 Flowers

Sweet Stamps Challenge #3:


This challenge was no problem for me!! :)  As I just LOVE flowers and have been dreaming about them a lot lately! 
I used "Cutwork Daffodils" (7012K) for this card along with "Happy Birthday Script" (915C) from Sweet Stamps!  I also used Shades Dye Ink "Brownie" on the edges of my paper and for the sentiment.

A close-up of the flowers:
I used embossing folder "Spots"  from Sweet Stamps as well to emboss the green colored paper behind the Daffodils.

The challenge is open to anyone, so check it out for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Sweet Stamps!! Here's the link to the Sweet Stamps blog.  You don't need to use a Sweet Stamps stamp, but if you do you will receive an extra entry in the drawing

I am also excited to mention that you can now Pre-Order CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT from Sweet Stamps!!  I'm so excited as I am in love with these paints!

Have a great day!




Tuesday Throwdown:  3D
2 Sisters: Embossing
Allsorts: Inspired by Nature
Little Claire's Designs: Anything Goes
One Stop Crafting Challenge: Birthday Card
Really Resonable Ribbon: Spring
Card Makin' Mamas: Happy Birthday
If the Shoe Fits: Happy Birthday
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday: Show Us What You Got
Guylou's Inimitability: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts: Spring Flowers
Lexi's Creations: Flowers
Stamp with Fun: 3 Papers, 3 Flowers, Ribbon
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Birthday Wishes
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: Spring is in the Air
Flourishes: Birthday
Scrap-Creations: Birthday
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Polka Dots & Stripes

Our challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints this week is:

Inspired by: Polka Dots and Stripes
I used "Fairy Dust" to cover the polka dots on the egg, her bow and "Tutu Pink" on the flowers.

 I actually used this card for yesterday's blog hop for The Stamping Boutique, this happens to be one of their latest releases "Bunny Egg"!  Isn't she cute?! See post below for the blog hop which ends tonight.

Also a friendly reminder that we are having a blog hop at Sweet Stamps right now, check it out for your chance to win some stamps of your own!!!

Have a great day!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

TSB "Spring Fever" Blog Hop

This is the first blog hop I am part of with The Stamping Boutique.  There are so many wonderful creations for you to check out!

We're all sick of the snow and would love a little sunshine and flowers to pop in so we decided to bring them on ourselves! And bring it we did!

You'll have to make sure you hop to every design team blog. Make sure you post on EACH blog post for TSB to be eligible for the prize, our 4 new spring images.

You will need to start at Amanda's blog and work your way through the group! At the Stamping Boutique, there will be an Inlinkz where you can post your comment after you have completed the hop! From this list, the winner will be chosen randomly!

You should have arrived her from Kecia's blog, if not please start at Amanda's Blog as you don't want to miss anything.

The Design Team used a sketch this month for our creations.

I used "Bunny Egg" for this card:

Isn't this image adorable?!?!
 I used Creative Inspirations Paints "Fairy Dust" to add some shimmer to the cirles.

My little guy wanted to create a card with the boy bunny for grandma!!  So we used "Rabbit in Egg Boy" for this card:
Very simple card!  He told me he didn't want much on it, he found my stash of buttons and decided he wanted to use those!  It's so funny when he's creating with me, I just LOVE it!

Those are my two creations for today, I hope you enjoyed. 

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Louise's blog. Enjoy your hopping!

Remember to leave some "love" for everyone!

The hop will run from February 19th 12AM EST and you will have until February 20th 6PM EST. After that time, the comments will be tallied and the winner will be randomly picked.

Here's some flower's from my garden I wanted to share as we are all dreaming of flowers, they happen to be my favorite!!
"Stargazer Lily"

Haev a wonderful day!!




Really Resonable Ribbon: Spring
Guylou's Inimitability: Anything Goes

Friday, February 18, 2011

Appliqued Tree by D2D

This week's freebie at Designed 2 Delight is "Appliqued Tree"
If you missed out on receiving it as a freebie, you can get it in the store here.  By playing along you'll receive next week's image free!!

We hope you'll join in!  It's such a fun progressive challenge, with wonderful digital images!!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday! I made a quick and simple card for him:

I used The Stampin Boutique image "AJ the race car driver" for his card, how fitting!! :)  He loved it!  His race car usually is orange, so I needed to make AJ's orange as well! I also needed to add #65 to the race card!

My little guy just loves this image!  When we were creating this car he kept asking for me to print it out for him!! :)  It runs in the blood! :)  We love racing!

And today happens to be our 4 year anniversary (and been together for 10yrs!!)!! He told me he arrange a babysitter and is taking me out to eat tonight, I am so excited!!  It's been awhile since we've gone out alone! :)

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bring on the Flowers for TSB

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Creative Craft World for this next week!

Their challenge is:


Join in the fun for your chance to win 3 Stamping Boutique images of your choice!  There's so many great images to pick from.  Check out the TSB shop here.

I used "Daisy's" for this card:

I really like how the flowers turned out:

I used CI Paint "Silver Frost" to add some shimmer to the watering can.

And CI Paint "Gren Olive" to add shimmer to the chipboard swirl.

I just love this image!! The card itself is square along with a few of the papers used, I also found some square bling I have been hoarding!! :)

A friendly reminder that Sweet Stamps is currently having a blog hop, check it out for your chance to win some stamps.

Have a nice day!



Crafty Creations: Thank You
The Creative Cottage: Fabulous Florals
Creative Craft World: Square
Truly Scrumptious: Swirls & Pearls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Stamps New Release Blog Hop

 Sweet Stamps is excited to present new Wildlife rubber stamps by designer Jacqueline Hill. Not only is Jackie joining us today but she will be a new member of our design team.

We are having a blog hop to showcase these wonderful new stamps. Visit each team member's blog and collect a letter. Once you get all the letters, unscramble them to reveal the 2 word phrase. Then return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer. We will be chosing one winner to receive all of the new stamps. We will also be awarding random prizes of rubber stamps chosen from the readers who comment on each member's blog so be sure to leave some love. Blog Hop winners will be announced on Monday, February 21st before our next challenge.

If you get lost along the way, you can always return to the Challenge blog for a list of the DT members in hop order.  You should have arrived here from Bonnie's blog, if not return to the Challenge blog and start at the beginning.

Here are the new stamps!!

I just love them!!


Here are two cards that I made with some of the new stamps:

I used "Horse Portrait Oval" (3003-i), "Howdy" (3013-b, which is part of a set of 3 sentiments) and "Two Horse Silhouette" (3002-b) stamps to create this card:
 I'm really happy with how this card turned out! For the border using "Two Horse Silhouette" I used Shades Dye Ink "Brownie" from Sweet Stamps.


I also created a card with the new "Butterfly Bookmark" (#3008g) stamp!
I stamped the image twice and cut the butterflies out and made them 3D on the original image.  I love doing this technique!

 Here's a close-up of two of the butterflies, with some added shimmer!!


Make sure to check out Sweet Stamps for all their other great products as well.

I suppose you probably are waiting for me to give you my letter, which is:

Thanks so much for joining us on our first blog hop, we hope you enjoy all of our creations! 

Your next stop on the hop is Mary Frances.

Happy hopping!!




Horse Card:
Incy Wincy Designs: Color Me Wonderful (ProMarkers and Chalks)
Karen Doodles: Animal Friend

Butterfly Card:
Craft Your Passion: Use Pink (Challenge #45)
Desert Islands Crafts Challenge: Using Items Atleast 3 Items from Itinerary (Border Punch, 1 Patterned Paper, Swirls and Sprakle)
Papertake Weekly: Putting on the Glitz
Woodware USA: Embossing
Paper Sundaes: Pick Your Sundae Toppings: Pink & Flowers

Wee Stamps

I read a post on a fellow blogger's blog about this adorable digital image.  Sylvia Zet designer from WeeStamps released  "Wee Suzi" yesterday along with two other cute digi's.

By spreading the word she is offering "Wee Suzi" as a freebie!
She's so adorable!  I love images like this!!  So I couldn't resist!

Here's Sylvia's blog as well. Offer lasts till Wednesday 12 o'clock midday her time (16.02.2011).

Happy blogging!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Christmas Layouts

Christmas 2010

Layout for my son's album:

Switched two pics to make this one for my daughter's album:

Although I really enjoy actually playing with actual paper, this digital scrapbooking is really helping me catch up!!  I have Christmas 2010 done!  Yay!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....K.I.S.S.

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: K.I.S.S.
Keep It Sweet & Simple

Which is exactly what I did with this card:

Come join in the fun, we'd love to see what you create and best of all you have a chance of winning some paints for yourself!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Spring Kaela" from D2D

Faith at Designed 2 Delight came out with another Kaela image!!!!  I just love this adorable little girl!

You get spring Kaela with a plain shirt/dress and the same image with a printed shirt/dress and her bouquet.

Kaela's bouquet is this week's freebie at D2D.

Here is the card I created:

Hope you're having a nice weekend so far!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prairie Fairy Challenge #46

My second challenge as a "FAIRY PRINCESS" at Fairy Fun Friday's is:

All in the Fine Print

I have to admit, this one did make me think a little bit!
I ended up making a text backgroud that says "I LOVE YOU!!" and made it into a watermark so you could just see it. I used the "Valentine Gilly Set". You get the adorable little "Gilly" (I'm in love with her, she's so cute!!) and two frames!

Join in, we'd love to see what you create!  You don't need a PF digi to join, but we'd love to see you use one! *wink wink*  Roberta has some awesome digital images to choose from, check out her shop.

The challenge lasts for two weeks.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Using CI Paints to Create Background Paper

Monday I shared a card I created with CI Paints on their blog and am sharing here with you today!

I just LOVE these paints, they are amazing!

I decided I was going to use the paints to create my own paper!  I used "Garnet" and "Blush" to create a background paper with my brayer.

I used glossy photo paper and first put the paints on a scrap piece and added a good amount of water to each color to help it smear a little better and to also help keep the paint wet longer (the paint was almost like soup), as the paint does dry pretty quickly.

Then I ran a brayer though it a few times and then ran the brayer across my good sheet of photo paper!

Oh does it shimmer!! :) Yummy!

I used "Winter Frost" to cover the hearts!  My the picture it is kind of hard to tell, but I made the winter frost have a tint of pink in it.  I had my cup of water next to me with my paint brush in and the water was reddish/pink from using the brush to put the paint on the scrap piece of paper.  So I took some of the water and mixed it with some winter frost to give it a tint of pink! 

Finished card:
I embossed the photo paper to give it a little texture as well. Pretty simple card, but I didn't want to take away from the shimmery background!!

Hope you like what I created! Have a nice day!


Simon Says Stamps: Show Some Embossing

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - Shades of Pink

I'm so excited to be designing for

I got my first welcome package last week...OMG...I was in heaven once again...first for being chosen to design for them and then again to get their products!!  I'm in love!! :)  These stamps are so amazing! 

They are a deep etched red rubber stamp and they stamp so clearly! 

Our first challenge is "Shades of Pink"!  The owner, Stacey's favorite color is pink, so what better way to start our challenges by doing something for her!

The challenge is open to anyone, so check it out for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Sweet Stamps!! Here's the link to the Sweet Stamps blog.  You don't need to use a Sweet Stamps stamp, but if you do you will receive an extra entry in the drawing!

I decided to start with her stamp "Entwined Roses".  I'm a flower lover, so this is one of the first ones that caught my attention in her shop!

And a close-up of the flowers to show off the little added touch of shimmer!

Make sure to check out the Sweet Stamps Blog, we'd love to see a creation from you!

Also make sure to check out all the other wonderful creations from the design team!  There's lots of eye candy for you!! :)

Have a wonderful day!



Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog: Spring Flowers
Let's Ink It Up: Romance/Valentine's Day
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Oh La La Creations: For Someone Special
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Make A Card/Project That Uses NO Words on the Front Yet Signifies Love
Paper Play: Stamp It Out
I Love ProMarkers: Anything Goes
Woodwork USA: Ribbon or Bow
Stacey's Stamping Stage: Color Challenge

Monday, February 7, 2011

TSB Sponsoring Kaboodle Doodles + PACKERS

What a great weekend it was here....we won the SUPER BOWL!!! YAY PACKERS!! We are the Champions!!! Had to get some of the excitement out!!! So proud to be a cheesehead! :)

Here's a pic of your little girl cheering on the Packers:


Now to my regular post:

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Their challenge is:
Use up that ribbon stash!

 I used 4 different ribbons on this card! I used TSB digital image "Cupcake" for this card.

I used Creative Inspiration Paint "Pink Highlights" to add a little shimmer to the hearts! Yummy!!

Close-up of ribbons:

Join in the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles for your chance to win 5 TSB digi's of your choice!! You can check out the TSB shop here.

Have a great day!


The Stamping Boutique: Use One of Their Digi's
Kaboodle Doodles: Use up that Ribbon Stash!
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Bling Bling
Paper Playtime: Use Cupid or Hearts
Annabelle Stamps: Chocolate, Blue and Pink
Crafty Cardmakers: Hearts
The Crazy Challenge: Lots of Love
Stamps R Us: Valentine's/Love
Woodwork USA: Ribbon or Bow