Monday, May 31, 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Happy Memorial Day to my fellow Americans and to those Americans who live abroad! Please be sure to take a moment today to honor those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our country in the name of freedom. God Bless you all, keep you safe, and we hope you will all be home soon!
Flag picture courtesy of Ace Clipart.

It is Marvelous Monday  at Shelly's Images! Be sure to check out the image I've featured on my card below as well as all of Shelly's other wonderful digis in the Shelly's Images Store. Also be sure to visit the SI Blog to see all of the other cool things the Shelly's Images DT have created!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Mens Cards)
(Anything Goes)
(The Great outdoors)
(Sewing on card - FAUX)
(Mens cards)
(Mens cards)
(Mens theme)
(Use something new - this digi is just in the shop TODAY!)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Crafty Ho Challenge...YEAH BABY!

Hey there! It's 6 am and I'm just sitting here to type up my post for my Crafty Ho Challenge card. Excuse me if I'm more than a bit silly and punchy at this point (That's an excuse...she's always nuts!!)! {Note to self: Smother the devil on left shoulder!}

Anywho... I made the card below using a new image from KAH-wink-E-dink! This is a WAAAAAAAY outside the box project for me, but I have to admit, I'm delighted with the way it turned out! (oh yeah thatta girl!) {Note to self: devil on left shoulder is a sarcastic turd!}

The Gothic Butterfly was a unique addition to the Crafty Ho Challenge to use fantabulous flourishes, lush ribbon, and sparkly bling! I thought it was an interesting contrast to use 'hard' and 'soft' elements together, so I balanced the tattered and torn vellum with a mesh-like ribbon, sewn on wired beading, along with the fancy border and teardrop rhinestones. I also used the pretty, soft pink, with the dark, harsher black to echo this idea. Pretty Goth/Emo hmm? (As if she knows what the heck that is!) {Be quiet or I'll let that Butterfly get you!} (ooh. so scared.) {Sigh...I'm going to bed now!}



This card is apropro for and has been entered into the following challenges:

(Distressing)
(Anything Goes)
(Over the Edge)
(Use a Border Punch)
(Sewing - Beaded wired is sewn onto ribbon and card)
(Color Challenge)
(Round and Round - DP skeletons/bones are in circles)
(Sticks and Stones ... I used Rhinestones and uh...bones! :p)
(Anything Goes + Use a BUTTERFLY)
(Wings, Pink, Petals - 'petals' are on black roses in the flourishes)

Scrappy Sketch Sunday and MORE!

Today there is a new Scrappy Sketch up at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog! Be sure to check it out, and follow the terms of use as outlined on the Scrappy Sketch post! :) I've been so pleased to see all of your amazing creations using my sketches! Thanks so much and please let me see them! I REALLY love to see what you've done! :)

I'd also LOVE for you to see the Pile it on Challenge  project I've created below! Check out the challenge and play along with the Pile it on Challenge HERE! I'd love it if you could let me know what you think of my recipe card page below featuring one of Bugaboo Stamps latest Summertime Peeker stamps! I'll be looking forward to seeing your creations over at PIO too!!




This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Pile it on - Eat your Veggies
Digital Tuesday - Cute People
Crafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors
Charisma Cardz - Circles - Buttons, swirls, dots
365 Challenge (Day #85) - Flora and Fauna
Artful Inkables #21 - Pockets
Daisydoodles Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
No time to stamp - Flag Colors - Zambia - green,black,orange,red, w/yellow bird
The Secret Crafter - Buttons and Blooms
Scrap & Stamp Saturday - Handmade Flowers (punched from scraps)
Challenge up your life - Recycling (Punched Scraps/buttons from DD's outgrown dress)
Ooh-la-la - Bright Colors
Just us Girls - Dry Embossing
The Pink Elephant - Orange
Oh Alice! - Swirls
Stamp Challenges - DP, Ribbons, Bow (tied on ant buttons), Tag (Recipe is a tag)
Lucy's Challenges - (Digital - Used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps)
Polka Doodle - Sewing - faux and hand stitching!
The Pixie Cottage - Add a Pocket
The Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Round and Round (Buttons, dots, swirls)
Penny's Challenges - Fruit and Veggie Theme
365 Challenges (Day #88) - Insect Frenzy/10 of 3 types of bugs
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes + Butterflies
There's Magic in the Air - ABaC (this is a recipe card page for a recipe book)
Incy Wincy Designs - Buttons
Polly Craft Challenge - Buttons and Butterflies
Simple Doodles - ABaC (this is a recipe card page for a recipe book)

ONE MORE THING!!!!
Bugaboo Stamps is having a 15% off your purchase promo through Monday Night! Head over to the BUG SHOP HERE to get the discount code and palce your orders before the sale ends! :) Hope you have a FANTASTIC day! :)

WOOHOO! Shelly's hit FIFTY!!

Lots of folks think when you hit FIFTY it's a bad thing! That couldn't be further from the truth at Shelly's Images! Shelly is SO delighted to reach the big 5-0 that she is giving something away for FREE.

Wait...What the heck am I talking about? Shelly isn't even close to being fifty!!! In fact, neither is her digi stamp company !!! Did you think I was talking anniversaries or birthdays?! OOPS!  Maybe I should clarify...

Shelly's Images now has 50 followers and Shelly and is celebrating by giving away an AWESOME  DIGITAL STAMP for 24 hours! The totally rockin' image is featured on my card below! I hope you like my card....and that Shelly doesn't kick my butt!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Quotes : Sentiment)
(Day #86 -KISS 1 Image, 1 Sentiment, 1 Embellie, no DP)
(It's a Girl Thing)
(Colors - Trinidad - Red, White and Black)
(Anything Goes)
(Asian Inspired - COLORS)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Winners at Bugaboo Stamps!

Hey there! I hope you are all having a terrific weekend!

Bugaboo Stamps has announced their challenge winners! Here they are:

1st Kerry


2nd Blueinks

3rd Lori

Head over to Bugaboo Stamps CATCH THE BUG BLOG to claim your prizes!

Thanks so much for participating! We hope we will see you back next Saturday for our next challenge! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

5-28 Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

Woot Woot!

It's not only Friday today - it's FrEeBiE fRiDaY at Bugaboo Stamps! Jodie gives away a FREEBIE in the BUG SHOP every Friday! Be sure to nab one (or more!) today while browsing the rest of the wonderful digi's available in the Bug Shop!

My card today features one of Bugaboo's sweet new digi's - Wee Ones Peekers! This cutie is part of a full line of Wee Ones from Bugaboo Stamps! I used a sketch from the incomparable Mercy Kerin, as well as colors chosen from this weeks Colour Q Challenge. I've also entered this card into the challenges listed the card! :) Hope you like my card! :)

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(Sketch 75)
(Color Challenge)
(Anything Goes)
(No DP)
(Over the edge)
(Fabric,felt,tulle - Flowers)
(Orange)
(Anything Goes)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Still not done...

Yeah, I know...It's 10pm here, so why am I still posting more new cards and projects? Well, simply put, I'm not stopping because my MOJO is still firing and I don't wanna jinx it! :p

This card features another great flower digi from Bugaboo Stamps. Bugaboo is sponsoring a challenge for Aud Sentiments, and this is the card I came up with tonight! Hope you like it!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Sentiment)
(Celebrations)
(Flowers and Pearls)
(Black & Grey + Orange)
(Birthstones - (June) Pearls)
(Pearls and Swirls)
(Anything Goes + a Butterfly)
(Orange)
(Flora and Fauna - (flower and butterfly)
(Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)

Pretty Flowers from Shelly's Images

Last week, I was pretty much KO'd by a migraine. I was unable to show off what was new at Shelly's Images. I thought I'd remedy that by showing you what I'd worked up with some seed pearls, lace, my watercolour pencils, and of course this beautiful new digi from Shelly's Images! This digi is perfect for so many things, from baby showers, ladies teas, even for wedding cards! Head over to the SI Shop and grab May Flowers for yourself! I hope you like my tag!


This tag is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(Swirls and pearls)
(fabric,felt,tulle - I cut the butterflies from a lace panel, ribbon)
(2 of something - 2 butterflies)
(pearls and flowers)
(Shaped - tag)
(Birthstones - Pearls are the birthstone for June)
(Seasonal Icons - Flowers)
(Pearls and swirls)
(Anything Goes w/ butterflies)
(ABaC - tag)
(Tag)
(Colored Pencils)
(Anything Goes)
(No DP)
(Celebrations)
(Sentiment)

Still pluggin' away....

Here's another quick bag tag I created. This one features Bugaboo Stamps Flower Blocks - Violet. For this project, I wanted to use up some of my scraps, while still making a nice tag! I love the texture of this ribbon with these colors. The tiny flower 'charms' are metal beads I found in my stash. I hope you like it!


This project is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Anything Goes)
(2 of Something - 'Charms)
(Anything goes + butterfly, angel or fairy)
(Make a tag)
(No DP)

Mojo is hanging in here today, although I got a later start on posting than I'd anticipated. Hope you like this little bag tag using Monkey Love Topper by Bugaboo Stamps! Check him and the rest of the wonderful digi's available in the BUG SHOP!

This 3x3 bag tag is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Anything Goes)
(Color Challenge)
(Speedy's Friends - Animals)
(Animals)
(Buttons)
(Make a tag)
(No DP)

OBG Thursday Post 1

Don't you hate those days when you have so many things you want to get done, but can never manage to cross even half of them off your list? Well, yesterday was such a day for me! I had planned on getting more cards done and posted after our very busy morning, but it just didn't happen! Rather than dwell on it, I think today will be another one of my ScRaPpY mOjO dAyS! I have at least a dozen ideas for things I want to create and I spent a bit of time writing even more down last night! So...today, I'm planning a 'home day' for my DD and I, so while she does her homeschool worksheets, I'll be happily making more goodies to share! Stay tuned, as I will be releasing more cards and project all throughout the day today! :)

Today is Oldy But Goody Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps! This it the day that the Design Team is encouraged to pull out their favorite stamps from previous releases and get creative with them! The card below features a relatively recent Bugaboo Stamps release - Princess Charlie! Incidentally, she is also the card I am using for my friend and fellow Ho, Kate's Princess Card Swap over on Splitcoaststampers! I hope you like my card! See you again in a little while!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(Swirls and Pearls)
(Swirls and Pearls)
(Use Flowers and Pearls)
(Birthstones - Pearl is June's birthstone)
(Fairytale)
(Cute People)
(Anything Goes)
(Celebrations)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Updates and more...

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are already having an awesome day! I thought I'd take today to do a overview the goings on at some of my DT's. I'll also be back later to show you another one of my cards,  so I hope you'll read this and be back later to see it! MWAH! Scrappy

At Bugaboo Stamps,   Jenny has an awesome tutorial to share with you that really cannot be missed! Afterall, we can all stand to learn a thing or two, or brush up on those fantastic tried and true techniques right?! Also the ever generous Jodie, owner and illustrator for Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating her 300+ followers milestone with some yummy stuff! Be sure to check out JODIE'S BLOG to see what I mean!

At Shelly's Images, the unforgetable Audrey has a little sneaky peaky of tommorrow's challenge for you! You also still have a little more time to get your challenge entries for another talented DT gal - BEV's challenge from this past week! It's super cool, and super fun! You just MUST check it out!

At KAH-wink-E-dink, we've just begun our new challenge and oh boy is it a fun one! The theme is 'Sticks and Stones, and other 3rd grade humor'! It's wide open and full of laughs...especially if you are a kid at heart like me! Also, don't forget Kristen and many of the team will be taking part in Operation Write Home's blog hop this Memorial Day weekend! Be sure to drop in on the KWED BLOG to see all the info and details!

At Pile it On, our SomeOddGirl sponsored 'Out of the Box' challenge is still open and going strong! With all of my uber talented readers, I KNOW you can easily spin out an amazing creation to enter into the challenge! So head on over there and see what we are up to! And don't forget to check out the amazing and unique digi's from Some Odd Girl too!

At Crafty Ho's Challenges, we are back on the corner and letting it all hang out! I found a fantastic picture of PP Ho's REAL Hat! :p (Love ya KJ!)! The picture is our inspiration for this weeks challenge! So go and see the picture over on the HO BLOG! It is so easy to interpret in so many ways, that there is sure as heck someone thing PERFECT in your stable stamp collection to get all inky with! Hope you have a ball!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Challenge at KAH-wink-E-dink!

Today's challenge at KAH-wink-E-dink is "Sticks and Stones and other 3rd grade humor". Of course, anyone who knows me, also knows of my immature nature and odd sense of humor! So I hope you get a giggle from my card, because...well, I'm STILL laughing!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-60-cute-people.html
(Cute People)
http://sophisticatchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-32.html
(Splish Splash)
http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2010/05/anything-goes-and-exciting-news.html
(Anything Goes) GDT
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-84.html
(No DP)
http://tellensplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/beach-party.html
(Beach Party - no sure if it works, but I thought I'd give y'all a laugh!)
http://sundayswithcrissy.blogspot.com/2010/05/4-layers.html
(Layers)
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/05/2-of-something-challenge.html
(2 of something- 2 kids)
http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-38-one-for-boys.html
(one for the boys)

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

WOOHOOOOOOOO!! Bugaboo Stamps is releasing a new line of stamps today and I'M SUPER PSYCH'd! It's a line featuring STELLA!!! Head over to the BUG SHOP and see the whole line as it becomes available! Here's a sneaky peaky to hold you over until it gets there! :) Enjoy!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Cute People)
(Anything Goes) GDT
(no DP)
(Quote by Leila Barrett Case)
(Layers)
(It's a girl thing)
(2 of something - 2 wiggly eyes, 2 'earrings', 2 medium stones)

Monday, May 24, 2010

ABaC Monday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is ABaC Monday at Bugaboo Stamps! I'm so excited that it is my turn to show you something else you can use your Bugaboo Stamps for - besides cards! Be sure to go over to Sandy's Blog and check out her ABaC too! It totally ROCKS!
 This rather large holder looks sort of like an over-sized card, but it isn't! As you can see in the second picture it is a sunscreen holder! I think this is a cool little giftie to give to someone who is headed out to the beach or on vacation.
 I also have to give my 4 year old daughter credit & kudos on this one! After I completed coloring this image, she decided to draw in the eyes while I was otherwise occupied. After I finished having one of my all-too-frequent 'internal-heart-attacks' ... I actually thought they looked great! What do you think?

Top : AbaC front view         Below : Inside view

This ABaC is apropro and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(The Great Outdoors)
(Beach Party)
(Color Challenge)
(Flowers)
(Cute and Girly)
(Color Challenge)
(Seasonal Icons)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Challenge at PIO

This week the DT at Pile it On were lucky enough to get to work with stamps from Some Odd Girl! These stamps are so freakin' cute and rockin'! You REALLY gotta check them out! Just don't do it while my daughter is around...she'll find a way to talk you into filling up your cart in no time too! Hope you like my card!


This card was apropro and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Pile it on!- Out of the box
Crazy Challenge: Something New (Bone Charm)
Paper Take Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Sew Many Challenges- Anything Goes
Stampavie and more- flower power
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute and Girly
Creative Inspirations - Card for a Child
Ooh La La - Bright and Cheerful
Pollycraft - Summer Blooms
Crafty Ann's - Lots of Color
Crafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors
ABC Challenges- Unused Stash (paper)
Stamp something- 2 of something (Clouds)
Pixie Cottage - Paper Tole
S2G-Fave Color - dog is brown
YNS - Cut it out and pop it up

New challenge at Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

Good Morning! Hope you are ready for your morning belly laugh! Crafty Ho's has a new challenge up today and it is really not to be missed. It is photo inspired, but is REALLY open to interpretation. However, you probably have figured out by now that I have an incredibly ODD sense of humor! Hope you'll head over to the Crafty Ho Challenge Blog for all of the deets, and to join in the fun. Here is my interpretation of the photo inspiration challenge! Hope you like it!

Above : Front view                  Below: Inside Sentiment


This card is apropro for the following challenges:

Crafty Ho's Challenges : Photo Inspired
meljendesigns : Seeing Spots (I added leopard print spots to her dress, + bling)
Crafty Creations: Celebrations (or encouragement)
Tuesday Morning Sketches : Glitter/color (I like the color combo, although maybe not such bright shades! :p There is At u Spica glitter pen everywhere but it doesn't photograph very well!)
Sew Many Challenges : Anything Goes
CRAFT :  Birthdays OR Celebrations
Digi Doodle Shop Best: Glitter, Glimmer, Glitz
Stamp Something: 2 of something (2 people, 2 sentiments)
ABC Challenge: Unused Stash - PURPLE bling!
One Stop Craft - Birthstones

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sensational Saturday!

It looks like my MOJO is hanging in here, so I'm gonna keep on stampin' and adding cards on as I make them! :-) I made this card using a wonderful image from Shelly's Images. This digi was drawn by Shelly's daughter Taylor, and it is available in the SI STORE in the Kidz Korner as a FREEBIE right now!


I made a full set of these cards for a swap, because my friend and fellow HO, Kate (Celestial Stamper) is hosting her Annual 4th of July card swap over on SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS! Why not head over there and check it out? Kate is an AWESOME hostess, and she has a few open swaps if by some odd chance, this one doesn't suit you! Go see Kate!

This card is apropro and may have been entered into the following card challenges:
(Stars and Stripes)
(Patterned Paper)
(For a child)
(Stars and Stripes)
(Stash Challenge - Use Stars)
(Unused Stash- I bought this paper last year in Target)
(Anything Goes)

Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Saturday 5-22

Bugaboo Stamps has a new challenge up today! Be sure to head over to the BUG BLOG to see all the deets! Here is my card using the required sketch and the theme of MASCULINE cards!


This card is apropro for and has been entered into the following challenges:

http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/2010/02/u-is-for.html
(Unused Stash - MS Leaf Punch and Stamp)
http://www.sewmanychallenges.com/ #15
(Anything Goes)
http://www.practicalscrappers.com/2010/05/this-weeks-challenge-is-patterned-paper.html
(Patterned Paper)
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-8-great-outdoors.html
(Theme - The Great Outdoors)
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-19.html
(Colors from this bag: http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.1744051.jpg)
http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/belli-challenge-91-hole-punches.html
(Hole Punches)
http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-no10.html
(Outdoor Theme)
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-8-seeing-spots.html
(Seeing Spots)
http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-38-one-for-boys.html
(One for the Boys)
http://s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/2010/05/ladies-with-attitude-twisted-thursday.html
(Again...my fave. color changes, but right now it is brown)
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenge-24-make-it-yourself.html
(Make your own embellishment - I punched and stamped the leaves, dyed the ribbon to match, etc.)
http://kardsandklay.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-your-own-embellishment.html
(Make your own embellishment - I punched and stamped the leaves, dyed the ribbon to match, etc.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Stamps...check, Copics...check, MOJO...CHECK PLUS!

My MOJO is still here and going strong! I used Card Patterns sketch #64 as well as the challenges below the picture. Here is my latest card:


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Sketch)
(Masculine B-day)
(picnic scene)
(Stars and Stripes)
(Card for a child)
(Color Challenge)
(Stars and Stripes)
(Flowers)
(Flowers)
(Anything Goes)
(Summer theme)
(Unused Stash - The never opened striped ribbon I bought in Austin almost 2 years ago!)
(Memorial Day theme)
(Stash Challenge - Stars)


TGIF...STILL!

Here is my 4th card post for the day!
Mojo don't go!

This card feature's another of Bugaboo Stamps cute digis! I made this card to use as a bag tag for a friends baby shower. I'm making a set of coordinating cards that she can use for thank you cards as well as the shower invites as a gift. Hope they all turn out like this one!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Animals)
(Anything Goes)
(Masculine card - she's having a boy! :))
(Baby Card)
(Children's Cards)
(Color Challenge)
(Card for boys)
(Cards for little or teenage boys)
(Unused Stash - I've had them for years, and STILL have tons of these little hand buttons!)
(Favorite Color...this changes all the time...but right now it's brown!)