Friday, April 29, 2011

4/29 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! This week we have another awesome digi - AKV Baseball!  So very generous of Jodie to give away this fun digi for free! Doncha think? Don't forget to head over to the Bug Shop and nab it while you can!

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

Make it Monday #34 - Anything Goes
House of Gilli Challenge - Stitches and Layers
AIFactory - Anything Goes (Limit 1 Entry)
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes (Limit 1 Entry)
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Bullfrogs and Butterflies

I'm back again this week to show off another of Designed to Delight's digital stamps! This weeks super cute stamp set for their progressive challenge is called Bullfrogs and Butterflies! Why not head over to the D2D challenge blog to see all the other fantastic projects too?


This card is aprorpro for and may have been entered into the following challenges
Designed 2 Delight - Progressive Challenge
Make it Monday #34 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs # 91 - Buttons and Bows
House of Gilli Challenge - Stitches and Layers
Card Makin' Mamas - Spring Colors (2 of 2)

New Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge at Shelly's Images

There is a new TTT Challenge over at Shelly's Images Blog and it is sure to tickle your fancy! This week it is a Recipe Challege, and we are asking you to use 2 Bows, 2 Buttons, and/or 2 Brads on your card or papercraft projects! For more details, and to enter your own magnificent creations, check out the Shelly's Images Blog HERE!

My card below features the Wedding Bells image from Shelly's Images! I decided to make it a gatefold card with a photo turn and brad closure. I also colored some pearl buttons with my Copics to coordinate! I hope you like my card and can't wait to see what you create too!


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

Party Time Tuesdays #13 - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown #46 - Brads or Eyelets (2 of 3)
Make it Monday #34 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs # 91 - Buttons and Bows
House of Gilli Challenge - Stitches and Layers
Kaboodles Doodles #64 - Here Comes the Bride
Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis (Wedding)
Totally Gorjuss #77 - Bling it on!
Card Makin' Mamas - Spring Colors (1 of 2)

New Challenge at Aud Sentiments

For this weeks challenge at Aud Sentiments, we are being generously sponsored by Paper Garden Projects! We're challenging you to use nake a Mother's Day card or papercraft project!  Hope you like my sample below featuring a Peony and sentiment from Paper Gardens!

I've also added a small computer generated "Happy Mother's Day" tag written in Chinese because I am giving this to the mother of a Chinese friend who is sure to appreciate it! (I *really* hope I got the characters and translation right!) I hope you like my card too!


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

Anything Goes Challenge #39 - Pink and Brown (Limit 1 Entry)
Tuesday Throwdown #46 - Eyelets or Brads (1 of 3)
Make it Monday #34 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Vintage/Distressed (Ink Distressing)
Amber's Crafts and Stuff #7 - Use a Digi (Limit 1 Entry)
Craft Your Passion #55 - Layers

New Challenge at AI Factory

AI Factory Challenge has a new challenge up today! We figure as an end of the month bonus we'll give y'all your favorite theme again - ANYTHING GOES!! 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 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, May 5th, 2011 to link up your wonderful projects! We can't wait to see them!


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

Party Time Tuesday #13 - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
The Stamping Boutique #5 - Winged Things (1 of 2)
Make it Monday #34 - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Stitches and Layers
Totally Gorjuss #77 - Bling it on!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Challenge at Crafty Hos!

This week Crafty Ho's has a new challenge up! It is a picture inspired and sketch combo! Remember you can use one or the other or both - Whatever you want! Check out the Crafty Ho Blog for more details and to enter your cards and papercrafting projects! I hope you like my card below, which features an awesome image from Shelly's Images! For those of you who are celebrating, have a Happy and Blessed Easter!


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

Aud Sentiments #26 -Anything Goes
Shelly's Images/ TTT - Show us what you've got
Scrap Creations - Go Digi
Make it Monday #33 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #10 - Nature Inspired
Kaboodles Doodles #63 - Thoughts of Easter and Spring
Prairie Fairy Fridays #51 - April Showers bring May Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Pixie Dust Studio #71 - Spring Forward
Sweet Stampin' - Easter (1 of 2)
Little Claires Designs - Animals (3 of 3)
ECP #36 - Easter
Crafty Emmas #33 - Spring colors/image
Bee-Crafty #49 - April/Easter

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Christmas in April with OSAAT!

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? Go check out all of the details at OSAAT! Hope you like my 'Sassy' Christmas card featuring an image from Bugaboo Stamps!

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

One Stitch at a Time #58 - Sassy Theme (Christmas Club)
Top Tip Tuesday #30 - Open Challenge
Bah Humbug #16 - Santa Claus/Father Christmas
Charisma Cardz #16 - Jokes and Laughter
Aud Sentiments #26 -Anything Goes
Shelly's Images/ TTT - Show us what you've got
Delicious Doodles  - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspire me Fridays # 3 -  Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Go Digi
Make it Monday #33 - Anything Goes

4/23 New Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps

This weeks Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge is another fun one!! This week we want you to create a project using an April Showers theme! For complete rules, prizes, and challenge info, head to the BUG BLOG! We look forward to seeing your projects!


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

Aud Sentiments #26 -Anything Goes
Shelly's Images/ TTT - Show us what you've got
Delicious Doodles  - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspire me Fridays # 3 -  Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Go Digi
Make it Monday #33 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #10 - Nature Inspired
Kaboodles Doodles #63 - Thoughts of Easter and Spring
Card Makin' Mamas #19 - Spring Colors (1 of 2)
Prairie Fairy Fridays #51 - April Showers bring May Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Pixie Dust Studio #71 - Spring Forward
Sassy Studio Designs #69 - Pastel Colors (Limit 1 Entry)
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge (2 of 3)

New Challenge at One Stop Crafts!

One Stop Craft Challenge has a fun new challenge up today sponsored by OSAAT! The challenge is to make cards and projects with a 'Chocolate' theme! Head over to the One Stop Crafts Challenge to see the rules and show us your gorgeous creations! We can't wait to see them! I hope you like my card below featuring a digi cutie from Some Odd Girl!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #26 - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got
Delicious Doodles  - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays # 3 -  Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - #16 Jokes and Laughter
The Rubber Cafe #14 - Polka Dots
Crafts and Me #31 - Pink and Sweet
My Mums Craftshop Challenge #2 - All that Glitters (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss it (background)
Anything Goes #39 - Color Challenge
Scrap Creations - Go Digi
Make it Monday #33 - Anything Goes
KB Challenge #10 - Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown #45 - Polka dots (1 of 3)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Ladybug Tower

I'm back again to show off another of Designed 2 Delight's digital stamps! This weeks stamp set for their progressive challenge is called Ladybug Tower! 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 2 Delight - Progressive Challenge
Crafty Ho's - Use Rubber and Digi Stamps together
AIFactory #77 - Flowers in Bloom
Aud Sentiments #26 -Anything Goes
Shelly's Images/ TTT - Show us what you've got
The Paper Shelter #10 - Nature Inspired
Sparkle Creations #39- Handmade Embellie (Sun)
Incy Wincy Designs #90 - Bright and Bold
Kaboodles Doodles #63 - Thoughts of Easter and Spring

4/21 OBG Thursday for Bugaboo Stamps

It's OBG day for the DT at Bugaboo Stamps - the day that some of the Bugaboo DT shows off their creations featuring some of their favorite Bugaboo Stamps images! These images aren't part of the current release, but are still some of Bugaboo's best! 

My card features Mildred from Bugaboo Stamps. The computer generated sentiment reveals a shared love of "Coffee And" (as we call whatever accompanies Coffee)! My background uses a  stamped repeat of a stamp from Elzybells to play along with the Crafty Hos Challenge to use rubber & digital stamps together!

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

Top Tip Challenge #30 -  Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Anns #38 - Raise a Smile
Ladybug Crafts Ink #24 - Anything Goes *
Critter Challenge #61 - Use 2 different shaped decuts or punches
Make it Mondays #33 -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ho Challenge - User rubber and digi stamps together (opt. sketch)
One Stitch at a Time #58 - Make it Sassy
Drunken Stampers #63 - Technology Sucks (no tools that require electricity)

New Challenge at AI Factory

There is a new challenge up at AIFactory today! It's an interesting new theme this week - 'Flower's in Bloom'! That's right - like my bookmark below featuring Ladybug Baby- your cards and papercraft entries should use flowers - the more the better!

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, April 27th, 2011 to link up your wonderful projects!




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

Top Tip Challenge #30 -  Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Ladybug Crafts Ink #24 - Anything Goes
Make it Mondays #33 -  Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers #63 - Technology Sucks (no tools that require electricity)
Cupcake Inspiration #107 - Picture Insp. (colors)
Incy Wincy #90 - Bold and Bright
2 Sisters #35 - BINGO (Flowers, Glimmer, Diecuts or Punches)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freebie Tuesdays in April at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is another Freebie Tuesday in April at Bugaboo Stamps, and I am super excited to share this card featuring a digi from the Rainy Day Bears line! This fun digi is just one of a whole collection the BUG SHOP. Be sure to nab it for FREE at the BUG SHOP quickly before it's gone! You'll be so glad you did!

This card I made for a friend who's had a few too many bad days in a row and is feelin' blue. Since chocolate makes eveything better, I picked up a small box of Godiva chocolates to let her know I'm thinking of her! AND good friend that I am - I also ate a little tin of Godiva chocolate drops too...you know...as a sign of solidarity! ;) Come to think of it, I'd better *walk* this over there before more chocolate *disappears* for exercise! :p Hope you like my card!


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

Guylous Inimitability - April Showers
Creative Cowgirls - Springtime and Rainy Days
One Stitch at a Time #58 - Make it SassyCatered Crop FTR10 - Stamps(digi), Color Meds(Copics white pen),Techs(faux sewing)Tools(Diecuts)
Stamp Something - April Showers
Delicious Doodles #21 - Stitching (3 of 3)
The Crazy Challenge #63 - Friendship (1 of 2)
Cupcake Craft #138 - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday #33 - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Water (Limit 1 Entry)
Woodware USA #23 - Diecuts/Punches (1 of 2)
Send a Smile 4 Kids #8 - April Showers (1 of 2)
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Any excuse for Chocolate
Totally Gorjuss #76 - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Ann's #38 - Raise a Smile

Monday, April 18, 2011

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! Head over and nab 'Duckling' while it's still on sale! You'll be glad you did!


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

Pixie Dust Studio #70 - Say it Loud
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #26 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #32 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #35 - Bingo (Embossing, Ribbon, Diecuts)
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
 OWH Stars and Stamps - Layers (No Glitter)
Little Claires #5 - Animals (2 of 3)
Crafty Ann's #38 - Raise a Smile

New Challenge at OLLCB!

There is a fantastic new challenge up today at Ooh la la!   This week it is a recipe challenge: Use Aqua + Bling+ a sentiment on your cards or other papercrafting projects! So go get creative, and head over to OLLCB to show us what you've got!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio #70 - Say it Loud
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #26 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #32 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday #15 - Make your own Embellishments
2 Sisters #35 - Bingo (Embossing, Ribbon, Diecuts)
Pink Gem #19 - Pearls and/or Swirls
Tuesday Throwdown #44 - Sparkle Bling
Totally Gorjuss #76 - No DP (my BG is embossed)
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
 OWH Stars and Stamps - Layers (No Glitter)
JUGS #80 - Color challenge w/ Birthday theme
Desert Island Crafts Challenge #6 - The Queens Itinerary (1,3,4,5)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New challenge at Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

There were several tornados throughout North Carolina yesterday. As a newbie to seeing this type of weather phenomena outside of TV, we were truly stunned! Alot of folks here are without power, and have extensive damage. Luckily, we are all okay, we have had our power restored & we only have minimal property damage. However, not everyone has been so lucky, so I'm asking for your thoughts and prayers for those who were not as forunate! Thanks!

Today at the Crafty Ho Challenge Blog we have a new challenge up! The Crafty Ho challenge this week is a Recipe &/or Sketch Challenge! Check out the details, prizes, and enter your own fantastic papercrafts at the Ho Blog HERE!

My card below uses the Crafty Ho Sketch. It also features the Recipe listed on the Crafty Ho Blog by using a digital stamp by Bugaboo Stamps paired with a rubber stamped sentiment from a retired set by Stampin' Up! I hope you like it!


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

Pixie Dust Studio #70 - Say it Loud
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #26 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #32 - Anything Goes
 Freshly Brewed #42 - Cute and Sweet (3 of 5)
2 Sisters #35 - Bingo (Flowers, Ribbon, Gems/Pearls)
Delicious Doodles #21 - All Stitched Up
Stamp Insanity #55 - Flower Power
Clear it Out - Flowers

New Challenge at PIO

Yesterday, we were all hunkering down here in North Carolina. Some pretty bad tornados were going through and as a newcomer - I had no idea what to do to keep from freaking out! SO...being a dedicated stamper, I stamped with my daughter on the ground floor while the high winds tore 60 foot tall trees out! I also cranked my Cuttlebug to diecut and emboss while the tornados ripped shingles off our roof as if they were post it notes! In the end, we were lucky and our damage was minimal! However, I'd like to ask for your prayers for others who did not fare as well! Thanks!

Now that we have power again, I'm so happy to be able to share my creation with you! Today at Pile It On we have a fun new challenge up! This week we are challenging you to make a card or project  using only rubber or clear stamps (NO DIGITAL STAMPS!!)

My 'background paper' I made by doing a repeat pattern using a rubber stamp of Easter eggs by Studio G. The row of Bunnies is another rubber stamp by Studio G, while the sentiment (inside and out) is by Custers Last Stamp. I also diecut some of my own felt flowers and stacked them with some I found in my stash!

Inside Sentiment reads : "a receding hareline!"

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

PIO - Smells like Rubber
Catch the Bug - Easter (1 of 3)
OLLCB #77 - Easter
Tellens Place - Easter
Creatalicious #21 - Easter (w/ pink, green, yellow, and blue)
Creative Belli #115 - Eggs/Bunnies
Simply Create #41 - Eggstra Special
Off the Wall Craftiness #51 - Picture inspired 
Pixie Dust Studio #70 - Say it Loud
The Kraft Journal / Make it Monday w/Kraft Outlet #11 - Bunnies, Baskets, or Babies w/Kraft
Mami Doodles #24 - Crazy for Kraft
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #26 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday #32 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday #15 - Make your own Embellishments
2 Sisters #35 - Bingo (Flowers, Ribbon, Gems/Pearls)
Pink Gem #19 - Pearls and/or Swirls
Tuesday Throwdown #44 - Sparkle Bling
House of Gilli - Stripes (embossed) and Bling
Freshly Brewed #42 - Cute and Sweet (2 of 5)
Little Claires #5 - Animals (1 of 3)
Delicious Doodles #21 - All Stitched Up
Totally Gorjuss #76 - No DP (my BG is rubber stamped!)
Crafty Ann's #38 - Raise a Smile
Stamp Insanity #55 - Flower Power
Clear it Out - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
 OWH Stars and Stamps - Layers (No Glitter)

Friday, April 15, 2011

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! This week we have another awesome digi - Bugaboo Brats Easter!  So very generous of Jodie to give away this fun digi for free! Doncha think? Don't forget to head over to the Bug Shop and nab it while you can!


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

Shelly's Images TTT - Flowers, or April Showers
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
OLLCB - Easter
Catch the Bug - 4 + Layers
Crafty Hos - Use Pastel Pink and Spring Green
Creative Belli #115 - Eggs/Bunnies
Flutterby Wednesdays #150 - Pastels + Butterfly/angel/or fairy
Fresh Brewed Designs #42 - Cute and Sweet (1 of 5)
Lil Red Wagon - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - For a child
Anita Be Stampin'#16 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday #106 - Little Women
Papertake Weekly - Dimension
House of Gilli #5 - Stripes and Bling (I hope pearls count as 'Bling'!?)
Incy Wincy #89 - Flower Frenzy
Stamps R Us - Easter (2 of 2)
Woodware USA #22 - Anything Goes (2 of 2)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Garden Party

I'm back again to show off another of Designed to Delight's digital stamps! This weeks stamp set for their progressive challenge is called Garden Party! 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 2 Delight/Delightful Inspirations - Progressive Challenge
Card Ideas - Kidding Around
Art Impressions #12 - Anything Goes (Limit 1 Entry)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Weather Inspired (Limt 5 Combos)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog Hop at Aud Sentiments


We are celebrating Aud Sentiments Birthday this week with our awesome challenge, as well as a fantastic blog hop! We have alot of fabulous prizes from some amazing stamp companies! We are all so happy to share and celebrate with the generous and talented sponsors we've had throught the last year! I am so fortunate to be able to share something from Robyns Fetish! Of course...I couldn't help but use TWO wonderful digis from Robyns Fetish to create the scene on my card below!

The hop starts at Aud Sentiments. If you arrived here from Ali's blog, you are on the right track! If you would like to win some fabulous images from Robyns Fetish, or any of our Blog Hop sponsors, be sure you follow these 3 simple rules:

1. Visit each of the blogs and leave a comment on each of the blogs (Random winners chosen from comments)
2. Become a follower of Aud Sentiments.
3. Leave a comment at Aud Sentiments on the Birthday Blog Hop,  posting about what you like about our challenges or your ideas for future challenges.

We'd also love it if you'd add the Blog Hop badge at the top of this page to your blog post or side bar!

After commenting on my card below, head over to see what the talented Maria has created at Joyful Stamper!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy #89 - Flower Frenzy
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad #116 - Spring is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday #29 - Spring has Sprung
Paper Playtime #43 - Weather (sponged, 'clear blue sky')
Digital Tuesday #106 - Use a Female Digi on card/project
Papertake Weekly - Something Dimensional on card/project
Paper Sundaes #64 - Childhood Memories (3 of 3, Limit 10 Combos)
I Did it Creations/Robyns Fetish - Sing a Song ('Sunflower' by Glen Campbell)

New Challenge at Aud Sentiments

At Aud Sentiments, we have a new challenge that is sponsored by - Sassy Cheryls! This week we have everyones favorite challenge theme - Anything Goes! So get out your creative mojo and show us your cards and papercraft projects! Hope you like my sample!

We are also having a DT call and a BLOG HOP with awesome prizes! So head over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and check out all the deets! While you're there - be sure to wish Aud a Happy Blogoversary!

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

OLLCB #77 - Easter
Ladybug Crafts Ink #23 - Celebration
Anita Be Stampin' #16 - Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar #147 - All Creatures Great and Small (Limit 1 Entry)
Paper Sundaes #64 - Childhood Memories (2 of 3, Limit 10 Combos)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Freebie Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is another Freebie Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps, and I am super excited to share this card featuring Eggbert Bunny!! This fun digi is just one of the Eggbert line in the BUG SHOP and Eggbert Bunny will be FREE in the BUG SHOP for a limited time! Be sure to check out the whole collection while you're there!

This card is apropro for and may be entered into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #62 - Easter (1 of 2)
Incy Wincy #89 - Flower Frenzy
OLLCB #77- Easter
Woodware #22 - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Stamps R Us - Easter (1 of 2)
Kaboodles Doodles #62 - Cute and Cuddly Animals (Limit 1 entry, 10 Combos)
Aly's Sunday Challenge #39 - Bunnies (Limit 1 Entry)