Monday, February 28, 2011

2-28 Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day wherever you are! I know all of us at Shelly's Images are! Afterall it's Marvelous Monday - The day when a very special stamp is discounted in the Shelly's Images store for one day only! 

My project below features today's Marvelous Monday digi - 'Feathered Friends'. Head over to the SI SHOP to nab this image at it's discounted price before it's too late! You'll be so glad that you did!
This giftcard holder card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers (OSC GD)
Simply Create - Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Flowers
Stamp Something/Stamp Challenges - Flowers
Stampin' B's - Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge - Flowers (GD)
Whimsie Doodles - From the Garden
Crafty Creations - In the Garden
Creative Cottage - Florals
4 Crafty Chicks - Picture Inspiration (Florals)
Create with Connie and Mary - #139 - Picture Inspiration
Crafty Sentiments - Spring
Shelly's Images/TTT Challenge - Ribbon (SI DT)
Crafts and Me - Things with wings
Kaboodles Doodles - Break Tradition (I've never done a ribbon fold like this before!)
Delightful Sketches - Use your Scraps (ribbon)
CCEE - Distressing
Anything Goes - Distressing
Corrosive Challenge - Distressing (1 of 2)
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Wags n' Whiskers - Punches
Incy Wincy - Punches/Diecuts
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday - Get Well or To give support

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2/27 New Challenge at Pile it On

Pile it On has a new challenge up today sponsored by Simon Says Stamps! This time we're asking you to make a trifold card! So head over to the PIO Challenge Blog and show us what you've got! We can't wait to see what you create!

My project below features a gorgeous stamp from Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps. I am entering it as part of D2D's progressive challenge! For more information on their progressive challenges CLICK HERE!


 Above: Front View,  Below: Inside View


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

PIO - Trifolds
Designed 2 Delight - Progressive Challenge/Use image provided
The Rubber Cafe - Fun Folds
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
Crafty Emmas - Flowers and Flutterbys (Butterflies are on the DP)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers (OSC GD)
Simply Create - Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Flowers
Sweet Stamps - #3 - Flowers
Stamp Something/Stamp Challenges - Flowers
Stampin' B's - Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge - Flowers (GD)
Whimsie Doodles - From the Garden
Crafty Creations - In the Garden
Creative Cottage - Florals
4 Crafty Chicks - Picture Inspiration (Florals)
Create with Connie and Mary - #139 - Picture Inspiration
Crafty Sentiments - Spring
Forgotten Scraps - Spring *
Shelly's Images/TTT Challenge - Ribbon (SI DT)
Shannons Sentiment #15 - Fussy Cutting
Crafts and Me - Things with wings (butterflies on DP, ladybug brads, birds on ribbon)
Kaboodles Doodles - Break Tradition (I never make Trifold cards!)
Delightful Sketches - Use your Scraps (hemp twine bows, border punched strip, ribbon)
CCEE - Distressing
CardMad Fairy/Do it with Digis - Distress it! *
Anything Goes - Distressing
Sweet Stampin' Blog - Girly
Stamps R Us - For the Girls (2 of 2)
Pink Gem Challenge Blog - Buttons, Bows, & Brads
Sugar Creek Hollow - Finish Inside/Outside Card
Frosted Designs - Use Metal
Tellens Place - Buttons
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbons and Bows
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Wags n' Whiskers - Punches
Incy Wincy - Punches/Diecuts
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Create with Connie and Mary - Sewing
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Summer colors/elements/activities
Little Claires - Anything Goes*
Do you Stack up - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Guylous Inimitability - Anything Goes *
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Paper-Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Scrap-Creations - Birthday (2 of 2)
Flourishes - Timeless Tuesday #106 - Birthday
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Birthday *
Stampin with the Dragon - Birthday
The Fuzzy Wuzzy - Birthday w/ an Animal
Crafty Anns - Birthday
Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday*

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Christmas Card

I am trying to get ahead for next year (so maybe I can actually get my cards sent out!) and the folks at One Stitch at a Time are helping me with that goal! They have a Christmas Club going on, where every 3rd Sunday they ask one of their talented design team members to pick a theme of their choice and participants can create things to fit that theme.  At the end of the year you'll have at least a dozen cards and they will give you something cool as a reward! Pretty cool and generous hmm? This week Nat picked a really fun theme so go check out all of the details at OSAAT while you can!

The card below features a digital image from Ooh-la-la Creations. I stamped the edges on the front and inside using a Christmas stamp set from Inkadinkado because Top Tip Tuesday and Sugar Creek Hollow asked us 'finish the card' inside and out, and I thought it was a splendid idea! I colored the hand stamped images using my Copics because I LOVE playing with my Copics, besides it's part of the Samuel Taylor Challenge!  I also went wild with my Stickles because I also wanted to play along with the cool folks at Paper Pretties! My card is also apropro for several other challenges, which are listed below! Hope you like my card!



Above: Front View, Below: Inside View


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

OSAAT - Christmas Club - Make a SHAPED card
Samuel Taylor Challenge - Use Copics
Paper-Crafting Journey - Anything Goes *
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Sugar Creek Hollow - Inside and Out (1 of 3)
Top Tip Tuesday - Use an Insert *
* If you don't have the right color Stickles, use your Copics to color. Then use Icicle stickles (or a shade in the same color family) atop it. The Copic color will blend into the Stickles and make a perfect match!
Shellys' Images - Ribbon (SI DT)
Guylous Inimitablity - Anything Goes*
Sew Many Challenges - Stars
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Card Creations and More by C - Glittery (Limit 1 Entry)
Incy Wincy - Diecuts/Punches
Do you Stack Up - Anything Goes *
Sassy Studio Design - Shaped Cards
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbons and Bows

Some news... and a new challenge!

Hey there everyone! I was not allowed to share this news until now! But I'm playing along for today's challenge, so I can finally tell y'all! :) I was recently asked to be asked to be a Guest Designer for One Stop Craft Challenge and I couldn't be happier about it! :)

One Stop Crafts has a great new challenge open sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps with a cool and easy theme! The theme is Spring Flowers! Check out the rules for entry and all the prize details at One Stop Crafts Challenge. Be sure to link your cards and projects up using the linky widget HERE! We can't wait to see what you create!

I made the card below featuring this beautiful vase of flowers for someone who is special to me. My prayers are with my friend Kathy, whom I've learned lost her beloved Mac. I hope this card, God's healing hands, and the love heading her way bring her some measure of peace. {{{{{hugs!!!}}}}}


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

IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Forgotten Scraps - Spring or Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Crafty Catz - For a friend
Pixie Cottage - Cute
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
PaperCutz - Spring-y card (Limit 1 Entry)
Incy Wincy - Diecuts or Punches
Lexis Creations - Flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Feeling a little Green (1 of 2)
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon (SI DT)
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Crafty Creations - In my Garden
Simply Create - Flowers
Stamp Something - Flowers
SweetStamps Blog - Flowers
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy- Someone Special
Crafty Sentiments - Spring
Stampin' B's - Use a Flower
Samuel Taylor Challenge - Use Copics

New Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps

This weeks Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge is another fun one!! This week we challenge you to create a project using green with a sketch!! For complete rules, challenge info & prizes, go over to the BUG BLOG! We look forward to seeing your projects!

My giftcard holder below features one of Bugaboo Stamps Beach Frogs! I put a giftcard inside for a local ice cream shop for a friend who has been on my mind alot lately. I have no idea if she even likes frozen treats but I figure who can resist smiling back at this silly frog though - right? Besides, she's got kids so I'm sure it will be put to good use regardless!


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

Digi Doodle Shops Best - Spots/Dots
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Create with Connie and Mary - #139 Picture inspiration (colors)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Green
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Crafty Catz - For a friend
Samuel Taylor Challenge - Use Copics
Paper Play - Use a Sentiment
Pixie Cottage - Cute
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
Incy Wincy - Diecuts or Punches
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Feeling a little Green (2 of 2)
Digital Tuesday - Punches + something digi
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon (SI DT)
Simply Create - Flowers
The Shabby Tea Room - Buttons and Bows
Pixie Dust Studio - Summer Colors/Elements
Desert Island Crafts #2 - Use 3+ (i dp, Sparkle, Border Punch, Buttons)
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Someone Special
Stampin' B's - Use a Flower (Buttons)
Paper Romance - Anything Goes*

Prezzies for me?...and some Recipes!

My daughter made me the sign below for my stamp room door a few weeks ago. Being insanely busy, I'm just getting around to posting it now! Her sign featuring Darla from Bugaboo Stamps, was a *big surprise* for me! I printed Darla out to use for a DT project but she promptly disappeared into the clutches of my daughters Stickle coated hands! It took me a while to figure out that my mini-me kidnapped her and was using her to create her own little present for me! But how can I get mad at that - right? Besides...check out what it says along the bottom of the sign for an extra little giggle! Then feel free to leave a comment! She is learning to read - and will likely try to read them with me! Thanks!


Looks like two lovely gals think I deserve a prezzie this week too! TammyLee and Dee have both given me this award for being a *Stylish Blogger*! I've been lucky enough to have worked with/continue to work with both of these talented gals! TammyLee and I were Bella Design cohorts, while Dee (my dream-mother-in-law!) has worked with me at Bugaboo Stamps and continues to work alongside me at Aud Sentiments too!


THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLS!!

To fully accept this award I'm supposed to tell you 8 things about myself, and then pass the award on to other talented folks who have stylish blogs. Good thing I know ALOT of great bloggers hmm?

So....here you have it,  8 Things about me:

1. I'm on 8 full time design teams, and guest design as often as possible. I post at least 6 times a week - ...unless I get a migraine! :(
2. I am homeschooling my daughter this year. We are undecided as to if we will continue to next year.
3. I have been stamping for about 4 years. I only started scrapbooking about a year before that.
4. I am a 'Ho'! Yes, my mom knows and is proud of it too! See the Crafty Ho Blog to see what I mean!
5. I have degrees in baking & pastry arts, and vocational education. I minored in marketing & advertising.
6. I have worked as a truck dispatcher, a baker, a teacher, a waitress, in customer service, as a salesperson, a donut maker, a cashier, a stock clerk, a daycare provider, as an administrative assistant, a cake decorator, a floral designer, and a proofreader. Like TammyLee, I worked 3 of these jobs all at once. When I grow up I wanna try something new - like retirement, wine tasting, and travel! :p
7. I'm an insomniac...which is how I sometimes manage get so much done.
8. I hate cleaning, so I race around doing it all as fast as possible - all in one shot! I will also carefully tip toe around any messes and pretend they aren't there so I can hide in my stamp room! If I could add an en suite bathroom and a wine chiller, I'd never leave the room! :p

Now to hand this off to 4 more Stylish Blogs!
Sammi,
Min ,
Stephanie ,
Audrey (Aud has BLOG CANDY...I mean really-awesome-OMG-Blog Candy!
GO SEE IT HERE! (...and tell her I sent you please?)
And just in case my SMILe comes back to check in,  here are two great recipes to try (in case you need one for dinner tonight! I'll bring the wine! ;p ).

Hearty Beef Casserole

1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef, browned

1/2 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper
3 large potatoes, sliced
2 carrots, shredded
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef in a skillet with chopped onions; cook until onions are tender. Drain off excess fat; transfer ground beef and onion to casserole dish. Add layer of sliced raw potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper; shred carrots to cover potatoes. Put soup over carrots. Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle shredded cheese over top and bake for about 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted. Serves 4.

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Crockpot Glazed Apricot Chicken
 
1/2 cup apricot preserves

1/3 cup bottled Russian dressing
1/2 envelope onion soup mix
6 frozen chicken breasts (do not thaw)

Mix the first 3 ingredients together. Place chicken in Crock Pot and cover with apricot mixture. Cook on low 5 to 6 hours.  Serve over steamed rice if desired. Serves 6.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Designed 2 Delight

I'm back again to show off another of Designed to Delight's digital stamps! This weeks stamp for their progressive challenge is called Appliqued Tree! Aren't they beautiful? Why not head over to the D2D challenge blog to see all the other fantastic projects too?

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

Designed to Delight - Use image provided
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Ribbon + brads (2 of 3)
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
Incy Wincy - Diecuts or Punches
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon (SI DT)
Forgotten Scraps - Spring or Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Crafts and Me - Winged things
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Crafty Creations - In my Garden
Simply Create - Bright
Pixie Dust Studio - Summer Colors/Elements
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Guylous Inimitability - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy- Someone Special
Crafty Sentiments - Spring

2/24 New Challenge at AI Factory plus some news!

This week we welcome some new design team members and say hello to some familiar faces at AIFactory! While we are sad to see some of our old DT friends leave us, we wish them well in all of their endeavors! As always, I am delighted to continue working alongside Tammy, Crystal, and Lisa! We are all so excited to have Tanika, Jennie, Anne, Janice, Monica, Kelly, Petra, Michelle (Shelly), Marie, Mandy, and Allie joining us! We look forward to working with you all!

There is a new challenge up at AIFactory today! It's an interesting new theme this week - Monochromatic. That's right - your cards and papercraft projects must feature only shades of ONE COLOR!!

For all rules and prize info, head over to the AIF Challenge Blog. Of course, we'd prefer that you use AIFactory Digis, but any stamps are acceptable! Don't forget AIF has plenty of freebies available at their site HERE too! You'll have until 11:59EST on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 to link up your wonderful projects!


My card featuring AIF's Duaa the girl w/ the Gift may have been entered into the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Ribbon + brads (1 of 3)
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
Paper Pretties - Glitter
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
The Paper Variety - Stitching (Limit 1 Entry)
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Ribbon (SI DT)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Birthday Wishes (Limit 1 Entry)
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Incy Wincy - Punches
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
Flourishes (TT#106) - Birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Scrap Creations - Birthday (1 of 2)
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling*
*Make your own 'sugar coated' or 'bling' brads by putting stickles/paperglaze on the heads of  regular brads.
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Someone Special
House of Gilli - Recipe- 3 DPs/Sparkle/2 dies/punches (Congrats on your 1st challenge & Good Luck!)
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
OLLCB - Pink,Pink, and more Pink (OLLCB DT)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Pink (Nesties are available at Stamping Scrapping)
Stamps r Us - Girly (1 of 2)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps! It is the day when New Digi Sets are put into the Bug Shop! Jodie has added two super cool sets today, giving us an extra special reason to be excited! Woot! Woot! Head over to the Bug Shop to see all of today's new digis!

My teabag holder below features a new cutie from the Ava and Deacon collection! I just couldn't resist adding this little 'clover hopper' along with a verse in Gaelic to this small giftie! There are actually a dozen of these that I've arranged in a basket with two teacups, saucers, and eventually a soda bread to share with my friend Maggie! I think she will be delighted! :)



Above - Front view
Below Left  - Side View, Below Right - Back view

The verse (roughly) translated into English:
"If you cheat, may you cheat death,
If you steal, may you steal (someones) heart,
If you fight, may you fight for a brother,
If you drink, may you drink with me"
This Teabag holder is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Green
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches

Monday, February 21, 2011

2/21 Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images!

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day wherever you are! I know all of us at Shelly's Images are! Afterall it's Marvelous Monday - The day when a very special stamp is discounted in the Shelly's Images store for one day only! 

My project below features today's Marvelous Monday digi - 'Basket'. This uber versatile digi is perfect for just about any occasion! Fill it with Clovers for St. Paddy's Day, or Eggs for Easter - the sky is the limit! Head over to the SI SHOP to nab this image at it's discounted price before it's too late!


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

Catch the Bug - Get Well theme (BB DT)
Aly's Sunday - Get Well
Robyns Fetish/IDIC - Anyhting Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Whimsie Doodles - February Odd Holiday 2-28 Floral Design Day
Stamping Vacation - Special Month - American Heart Month
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Res Q - Something that makes you happy (flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching (*Don't have any felt leaves? Clip the petals off green felt flowers!)
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- someone Special
Stamping Vacation - State your State - Michigan (Dragonflies)
Mami Doodles - Flower Cards
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature

ABaC Monday with Bugaboo Stamps!

It is ABaC day at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog! Today, I along with my talented design team friends Jami, and Jackie have made projects to share that ARE NOT CARDS! We hope you like them!

I altered this container of sidewalk chalk using one of Bugaboo Stamps 'More Turtles'. I made matching tags for this, as well as a few other small toys to include as a token Birthday gift for one of my DD's friends. They requested 'No Gifts', and like most children - they don't lack for toys! However, I chose these because they are the sort that are easily 'used up', and thought they turned out cute! I hope the mom won't mind! Stay tuned to see the rest of the altered toys and the card as I post them! :) The entire 5 piece giftset cost less than $5.00 to make!



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

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Green
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Ribbons &/or Buttons
PIO - Childhood Dreams (playing/going to the beach)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (flowers)
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching (*anything can be affordably altered. This gift looks like it cost more because of the time and extra effort involved in the creating the handcrafted label. )
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy
Stamping Vacation - Special Month - Responsible Pet Owner Month
Frosted Designs - No DP
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap it - Happy Birthday
The Fuzzy Wuzzy - Animals + Birthday theme
Stampin' with the Dragon - Birthday
Tellens Place - Birthday*
Little Claire's Designs - Anything Goes*
One Stop Craft - Birthday*
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
Whimsie Doodles - Feb.Odd Holiday -My Way Day* Feb. 17th
(*I ignored the 'No Gifts' rule...and "...did it Myyyyyy Waaaaaay!" LOL! :p)

New Challenge at OLLCB!

There is a new challenge up at Ooh La La, and its a fun and easy one! The theme is theme is Pink, Pink, and more Pink So go find your mojo and get creative! Then go to OLLCB to show us what you've got! We can't wait to see what you create!


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

Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Simply Create - Bright
Whimsie Doodles - February Odd Holiday (Friendship Month)
Stamping Vacation - Special Month -  Friendship Month
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Girly
Res Q - Something that makes you happy (flowers)
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Cardmadfairy/Do it with Digis - Distressing (2 of 3)
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You Card
Mami Doodles - Flower Cards
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
The Creative Cottage - Florals

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Challenge at PIO - Post 2

As I said in my last post, - there is a new challenge up at Pile It On! The challenge has been generously hosted by Whimsie Doodles, and the sweet turtle below is available as a FREEBIE at their site! I just could not resist making a 2nd card to show off this cutie!

The PIO Challenge this week is a theme challenge! The theme is 'Childhood Dreams!  Head over to the PIO Challenge Blog to check out the deets, prizes and to enter your own wonderful cards and projects! We can't wait to see what you create!



PIO - Childhood Dreams (dreaming of owning a pet)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Green
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Little Red Wagon - Use Your Mist
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Whimsie Doodles - February Odd Holiday
(Responsible Pet Owner Month, Go Green Week)
Stamping Vacation - Special Month - Responsible Pet Owner Month
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy Cards
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Girly
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Cardmadfairy/Do it with Digis - Distressing (1 of 3)
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday (1 of 2)
Frosted Designs - No DP (bg is embossed and distressed)
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You Card
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap it - Happy Birthday
The Fuzzy Wuzzy - Animals + Birthday theme
Mami Doodles - Flower Cards
Patties Creations - Pets (2 of 2)
Phindy's Place - Monochromatic
Challenge up your Life - Monochromatic
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic (Limit 1 Entry)
Stampavie - Monochromatic
Stampin' with the Dragon - Birthday
Tellens Place - Birthday*
2 Sisters - Embossing
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature
Little Claire's Designs - Anything Goes*
One Stop Craft - Birthday
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
The Creative Cottage - Florals

New Challenge at PIO Post 1

This week the Pile It On Challenge  has been generously hosted by Whimsie Doodles! These wonderful stamps are so cute and easy to use! We are so lucky that such a generous sponsor gave us some of these awesome cuties to play with!! Thanks so much!

The challenge this week is a theme challenge! The theme is 'Childhood Dreams!  Head over to the PIO Challenge Blog to check out the deets, prizes and to enter your own wonderful cards and projects! We can't wait to see what you create!


PIO - Childhood Dreams (dreaming of being a vet)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy (Anything Goes)
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use a Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Little Red Wagon - Use your mist
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Simply Create - Bright
Whimsie Doodles - February Odd Holiday* (Love your Dog Day -2/20 or Doctor's Day)
Stamping Vacation - Special Month (Responsible Pet Owner)
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching
Sugar Creek Hollow - Buttons/Bows
The Paper Shelter - Buttons/Bows*
Crafty Catz - Masculine Card - (Limit 1 Entry)
Frosted Designs - No DP
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You Card (2 of 2)
Patties Creations - Pets (1 of 2)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
Crafty Creations - Thank You
2 Sisters - Embossing
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature
Little Claire's Designs - Anything Goes*
One Stop Craft - Birthday
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
The Creative Cottage - Florals
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Platic (Dog Button)*
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Flowers)
Stamping Vacation - To Who (New Pet Owner)
Stamping Vacation - 3 for Feb: Border Punch, Black, Paperglaze

New challenge at Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

The Crafty Ho Challenge is up today! This weeks wonderful challenge is a photo inspired challenge with an optional sketch put up by our very own Tammy Miller! For more details on the challenge and how to enter your projects, check out the HO BLOG! My card below features a fab stamp by AIFactory! Have a blessed Sunday!

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

Crafty Hos - Picture insprired (Optional: sketch)
PIO - Childhood Dreams (dreaming of being a sports star)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes*
Shelly's Images - Terrically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Guylou's Inimitability - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Dude Time Doodles - Color/picture inspired
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Delicious Doodles - Glitz and Glam
ColourQ #72 - Color Challenge
Paper Play - Shine
Simply Create - Bright
Do You Stack Up? - Lots of Dots
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny, Happy Cards
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare- Sparkle, Bling, Glitter
Res Q - Something that makes you happy
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Whoopsi Daisy- Free and Easy
CES - Spots and Stripes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Buttons (trees) and Bows (faux)
The Paper Shelter - Buttons/Bows *
Whimsie Doodles - Odd Holiday (Nat'l. Girls/Women in Sports Day, 2-2)
Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday (2 of 2)
Fairy Knoll - Birthday or Thank You card (1 of 2)
If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It - Birthday
Stampin' with the Dragon - Birthday
Tellen's Place - Birthday (Limit 1 entry)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps

This weeks Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge is another fun one!! This week we challenge you to create a project with a Get Well theme! For complete rules, challenge info & prizes, go over to the BUG BLOG! We look forward to seeing your projects!

My Travel First Aid Kit below uses another of Bugaboo Stamps Clyde collection. Isn't this a cute way to make your little one smile while getting their boo-boos fixed? I hope you like it!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Digital Tuesday - Use a Diecut
Delightful Sketches - Animals
Incy Wincy - 2 Diff. Coloring Mediums (Copics, and pens)
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
OLLCB - For Someone Special (OLLCB DT)
Frosted Designs - No Patterned Paper
Totally Papercrafts - Do it with Digis (Anything Goes)
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Feb. (Something Black, hearts, paperglaze)
Res-Q Challenge #71 - Things that make you happy (Flowers, Balloons)
Simply Create - Bright Colors
Stamping Vacation - Animal Applause (Too big to ride in the Car!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

2/18 Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

Another week is coming to a close and we've something super fun and FREE at Bugaboo Stamps for you all! That's right, today is FREEBIE FRIDAY at Bugaboo Stamps! Every week Bugaboo Stamps puts a bunch of brand spanking new stamps into the Bug Shop! But on Fridays', Jodie offers one of the new stamps from one of her newly released lines for FREE!

This weeks cutie is from a line of awesome digis called Itchy Dog.
I love this cute little guy and he is a *MUST HAVE* for any dog lover! Doncha think?

I can't help but think of how our puppy once probably could fit in his food dish! He probably did...for about a nanosecond! I mean he *is* still technically a 'puppy' at 10 months old right? Even if he's a chair-eating German Shepard mix who weighs in at 61.5 pounds and takes things off of the top of the refrigerator?!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes (SI DT)
Sassy Studio Designs - #60 Punches
Digital Tuesday - Use a Diecut
Delightful Sketches - Animals
Incy Wincy - 2 Diff. Coloring Mediums (Copics, and Distress ink)
Paper-Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (Limit 1 Entry)
Etsy Inspired - by THIS from Glowgirl  (Dog pattern)
Desert Island Crafts - Pick 3 - Red, No Flowers, 1 DP (the dogs sweater)
Pixie Cottage - Embossing
Rubber Redneck - Color Round up #22
Inspiration Avenue - Faded
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Paper Piecing - the dogs sweater (Limit 1 Entry)
OLLCB - For Someone Special (OLLCB DT)
Colour Create - #64 Chocolate, Strawberrues and Cream
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Picture Inspired (Noahs Ark)
Karens Doodles - Animal Friends (Limit 1 Entry)
Pile It On - Plaid (PIO DT)
Stacey's Stamping Stage - Curtain Call #69

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Kaela's Flowers

I'm back again to show off another of Designed to Delight's digital stamps! This weeks stamp for their progressive challenge is called Kaelas Flowers! Aren't they beautiful? Why not head over to the D2D challenge blog to see all the other fantastic projects too?

I just LOVE to play along with the Poobahs over at Order of the Opus Gluei! I decided to use their wonderful sketch along with the colors from The Color Dare and Crafty Hos. Oh...and I also made it a square card to play along with Creative Craft World as well as all of the others listed below! I hope you like my card!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Designed 2 Delight - Progressive
Crafty Hos - Color Challenge (Brown/Blue) (Ho DT)
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes (SI DT)
The Color Dare - Nights of Navy, River Rock, and Marina Mist
Order of the Opus Gluei - sketch
Creative Craft World - Squares! (2 of 3)
Digital Tuesday - Use a Diecut
Incy Wincy - 2 Diff. Coloring Mediums (Watercolor pencils, and Distress ink)
Etsy Inspired - by THIS from Glowgirl  (colors)
OSAAT - Make it Pretty
Creative Cottage - Lotsa Florals
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Flowers everywhere
Papertake Weekly - Putting on the Glitz
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight Plastic - buttons (3 of 3)
Pixie Cottage - Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching  *Top buttons with cell phone gems for extra sparkle!
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Feb. (Something Black, Blue Ribbon, paperglaze)
Mami Doodles - Flower Cards
Crop Suey - 9 elements listed below
(Brads, Buttons, Diecuts, Ribbon, distress ink, CS, bling, glitter, paperglaze)
Cooking it Up with Katie - Blue, Buttons and Bling
Karber Weekly - Digis + Birthday
OLLCB - For Someone Special (OLLCB DT)
Aly's Sunday - Bling Bling
I Did it Creations/Robyns Fetish - Bling it up
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar/ Distressing, Flowers