Sunday, May 30, 2010

How Ewe Doin'?

This adorable image and sentiment are both from Whimsy Doodles. Isn't that a cute little sheep (or Ewe, I guess?)
I used the sketch from East Sleep Stamp and the colors from All Sorts which are black, white and one other color.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spring Doodle

Spring Doodle...that's the name of the latest image from Faith at Designed to Delight. I didn't exactly color it in your typical springy colors. I have been wanting to use the dotted paper for awhile now so I decided to color the flower to match.
Designed to Delight: use the Spring Doodles image
Pollycraft: buttons and butterflies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:sketch

Friday, May 28, 2010

Stamp the Bug

This card combines the recipie from this week's Stamp Something challenge which is to make a birthday card, include ribbon, a bow and a tag with the Catch the Bug challenge which is to make a male themed card with their sketch.

Happy Father's Day to my Dad

I know, it's still almost a month until Father's Day but it never hurts to get an early start, right?
This card is going to be for my dad who loves to golf so I think he's going to like this card. This image is from Di's Digi Downloads. Have you been there yet? If not, you're missing out.
I Love Digi:Card for Dad
Color Throwdown: Cocoa, saffron, olive, tangerine, sky blue
Shirley's 2 Girls:card for a man
Our Creative Corner Sketch: sketch
Cute Card Thursday: no DP
Tuesday Taggers: card for a man

Treehouse Sketch

This is another super cute image from Bugaboo. In fact, it was one of three freebies that they gave away for getting 300 followers on their challenge blog. Go check it out. It's also Freebie Friday over there-don't miss out. This card was made in cooperation with my son, Kyle. He is studying for exams so he comes down to the basement where I have my craft table and sits near me because it's quiet. I asked him what color I should color the sweater and he suggested this one. He also suggested the sentiment. Who knew a 15 year old would be such a great consultant? Photobucket
I used the sketch from this week's Treehouse challenge.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

For Sam

I've sent several cards to Sam, the sweet little 5 year old boy fighting cancer. Check out the link on my sidebar if you want to participate in brightening this little boy's days. The cards I've sent have been boyish, fun cards I've made recently but this is the first one I've made specifically with Sam in mind. I hope he likes it. This image is from Di's Digi Downloads. You have GOT to go check her out, she has fantastic images like this one.
Papertake Weekly: sketch
Crafts and Me Challenge:distressing
Charisma Cardz: circles
Digi Doodles Shop: anything goes

Crafty Saturday Scraps

I bought this Magnolia Stamp at the convention last month. As far as I can remember, I haven't used her yet but I absolutely adore these images. They're just SO cute. I need more of them. I wish they came in digi form...that would be AWESOME!
Sketch Saturday: sketch
Just Scraps: chocolate chip and a splash of color
Crafty Creations: use your favorite stamp

Out of the Box

That's the challenge this week at Pile it On..."out of the box". The first card I made for the challenge was my dragonfly card where the dragonfly was positioned slightly outside of the square. Quite a literal interpretation. This time I went "out of the box" meaning I used something I don't normally use and am not that comfortable using...PRIMARY COLORS.
Pile it On: Outside the box
Our Creative Corner Sketch: Sketch
I'm sure you all recognize my favorite Bugaboo Brat, Sean. :)

Cleaning off My Craft Table

I've been making cards this week, really...I have. But I have been lax in photographing them and uploading them. Not sure why...just being lazy. So, I'm going to post several cards today that have been piling up on my craft table.
I'm using Sean from Bugaboo again. I just love this little guy!
Bugaboo: sketch and boy themed card
Cupcake Craft: black, grey and one other color
Cards for Men: male themed good luck card
There She Goes: Altered corners and at least one border punch

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Birthday Card with Sean

Sean...this adorable image from Bugaboo stamps. He's adorable-just like all the other images in the Bugaboo Brats line.
Crazy 4 Challenges: sketch
Tuesday Taggers: male themed card
Digital Tuesday Challenge: cute people
A Spoonful of Sugar: celebrations
Lil Red Wagon: birthday

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Designed to Delight Dragonfly

This beautiful dragonfly image is this week's freebie at Designed to Delight. Well, it's a freebie if you played along last week. If not, you can purchase it here and play along this week to get next week's image for free.
I cut out and colored a second dragonfly and pop dotted it onto the card to add some dimension.
Incy Wincy: Buttons
Corrosive Challenge: clean and simple
Our Creative Corner Sketch: Sketch
Colour Create: soft green and light aqua
Sew Many Challenges: anything goes
Designed to Delight: dragonfly image
Paper Cutz:buttons plus ribbon
Pile it On: Out of the box (I interpreted this literally and have the dragonfly slightly outside of the box)

A Card for Jayme

Today when I was checking in with my Tuesday Challenges, I saw on the A Spoonful of Sugar blog a request to send cards to the sister of one of their DT members. Lisa's sister Jayme has terminal lung cancer and they've recently found out that the cancer has spread even more. Lisa is asking people to send a card to Jayme, preferably one that has a frog on it because Jayme likes frogs, just to cheer her up. You can read more about it and join in HERE. I sent this card:
Go check it out and make Jayme's day a little brighter.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coupon: Good for One Free Hug

I found this little "coupon" stamp in the dollar bin at Michael's awhile back and finally got a chance to use it with this super cute bear from Di's Digi Downloads. If you haven't seen Di's work, I HIGHLY recommend you pop over there and pick up any of her SUPER ADORABLE images. They are all very reasonably priced and one is cuter than the next. Seriously, you won't be able to resist getting yourself some.
You can't see this in my card but the image is really that of the bear holding a little envelope. I put my coupon right over that just worked. So, if you head over to Di's and are looking for this guy, you'll see him holding an envelope...just so you know.
Just Cute Bears: sketch (plus a bear of course)
One Stitch at a Time: furry friends
Secret Crafter: no designer paper
All Sorts: tag or ticket
Daisy Doodle Challenge: anything goes
Shirley's 2 Girls: Favorite Color (brown)
Crafty Calendar: Great outdoors
Creative Inspirations: Card for a Child

Friday, May 21, 2010

Around the World-to GERMANY

This week the Sisterhood of Crafters are travelling to Germany. You can make a card inspired by anything German, I chose the flag colors and used another one of my new Bugaboo Brats images. This one is named Michael.
Colored him with Copics, used my Distressed Stripes embossing folder. Paper from my scrap pile and buttons from my stash.
Sisterhood of Crafters: Germany inspired
Dare U to Digistamp: for the boys
Eat Sleep Stamp: sketch
Crafty Creations: encouragement or celebration

A Christmas Kiss

Okay, this is a TOTALLY different kind of Christmas card for me. First, there are no snowmen. GASP! Second, the image doesn't exactly say "Christmas" to me and third, the totally non traditional Christmas colors. That's one thing I really like about try new things and put things together in ways that you might not have thought of yourself.
The challenge this week at ABC Christmas challenge was K for kiss. TOUGH ONE! I don't have any snowmen kissing or anyone under the mistletoe. This image is from Simple Inger.
It's technically a Valentine's image but I thought it could also be used for Christmas. :)
ABC Christmas: K for kiss (optional shaped card)
Treehouse: pink, skyblue, brown and cream
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: sketch
Digi Doodles Shop: glitter and glitz (glittered her hair, the boy's scarf and the rose)
Bah Humbug: Ribbon

There's a Bugaboo in the Window

I've added a few new Bugaboo images to my collection so you'll be seeing some new images in the next few days since I can hardly wait to use them. This card is made with the adorable Bugaboo Brat Desiree.
I used my oval Nesties to cut out the window. Colored the image with Copics and used a couple of flowers from the "tub-o-primas". Dew drops are from my stash and the papers are all from my scrap pile which never seems to get smaller. I used the scalloped oval Nestie and the oval Nestie for the sentiment bubble. Then I pop dotted that on to the card.
Charisma Cardz: 3d element on your card
Color Throwdown: light pink, melon, baja breeze
Meljens: spots
Lil Red Wagon: make a window on your card

Stockpiling the Christmas Cards

Thanks to Bah Humbug, ABC Christmas Challenge and Just Christmas and Birthday Cards, I'm starting to get a stack of Christmas cards. This card makes number 13...I know that's not THAT many but it's mid-May so if I keep this up I'll have quite a few by the time I'm ready to start sending them out in December. YAY! Oh, and in case you were wondering, only 8 of the 13 are snowman themed! I know, I need to branch out so if I make Christmas cards next week, they will NOT be snowman themed. But only for next promises beyond that. :)
This card was made using the sketch from this week's Just Christmas and Birthday cards challenge. The image is from Dustin Pike. Also entering it in the Bah Humbug challenge which was to use ribbon.
I used the JCBC sketch to make this birthday card too:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Trying Something New

This week, the There She Goes Clear Stamps Challenge is called "make an impression". The challenge is to use line art. I had no idea what that meant so I read on and discovered that you are supposed to stamp your image in a light color, and then paper piece a portion of it, or just color a small portion of it. I thought that sounded intriguing and the DT samples were gorgeous so I decided to give it a try with one of my Anya stamps. I stamped the whole image onto the pink paper with Versamark. Then I stamped it again on some patterned paper and cut out the boots and the purse which I pop-dotted onto the image. I hope I've done this correctly. I *think* I like it but sometimes when I look at it, I think the boots and purse look like they are just floating in mid air so it looks odd. :)
A Spoonful of Sugar: cute and girly
Papertake Weekly: flowers
TSG: lineart
Kah Wink E Dink: make your own embellishments (I colored the flowers with Copics and added the buttons to the middles)
Just a side note here about coloring the flowers. WOW I think I'm going to buy all white flowers from now on. I mean, I have a ton of Copics and it's so easy to color the flowers to match whatever color you are using. No more searching for the exact right color flower! Yes, I do have the "tub of Primas" I got at the convention and it will probably take me five years to use them up BUT I'm happy to have found this coloring option and will definitely use it a lot.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stamping Boutique Snowmen

Last week I was fortunate enough to win the Magical Crafts Fortnightly challenge that was sponsored by the Stamping Boutique. SO I got to choose three images and these snowmen were right at the top of my list of MUST HAVES! Aren't they adorable?
Bah Humbug: Use a punched border
CPS: sketch

Free Digi Day at StretchNBubbles

Today is Wednesday so you can hop over to StretchNBubbles and get your free digi. What is it today, you ask? Well, it's this really cute Deena Dolphin.
Go over and get her for yourself. While you're there, check out the other images Alison has for sale.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Send them to Sam Campaign

I came across this post earlier this morning on the Pixie Dust Studios blog. It's a campaign to send cards to a sweet little boy named Sam who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The idea is to send him cards to cheer him up and help him stay postitive in the fight he has ahead of him. Here's the original post from Pixie Dust Studios:

I am challenging all you talented ladies to help little Sam fight Cancer. Sam is a wonderful and strong 5 year old boy. His battle with Cancer is just beginning. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma this week. He has a very tough fight ahead of him. I would love everyone to join me in helping Sam fight this and WIN! Sam will be in the hospital for many months. I am starting a campaign to fill his days with tons of cards from all over the globe. What fun for Sam to know that people from all sides of the Earth are supporting and thinking about him. I am going to give him a map book and a ton of stickers. He will put a sticker on each location that his cards come from. How awesome would it be to cover the whole Earth with stickers from people supporting Super Sam. This will be a great adventure for Sam to watch the LOVE and SUPPORT from every corner of the globe. Lets each set a personal goal of one card a month, one card a week, or one card a day.
Keep them coming so he never stops looking forward to the next card delivery.

Ladies with a humble heart, I ask for your support in this Send Them to Super Sam campaign. I will provide updates from time to time to let you all know how Super Sam is winning his battle over Cancer. When he is victorious over Cancer we can all celebrate together in honor of the wonderful and brave Super Sam! I welcome anyone and everyone to join Pixie Dust Studio in the Send Them to Sam Card Campaign! Please take this blog blinkie and post it and link it back to the Pixie Dust Studio Super Sam link. Help pass this Campaign message along..lets spread the word, lets share the news. Cards are needed to help a little boy and his battle with Cancer!
Please send Cards and well wishes to....
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver CO 80218
ATTENTION: Samual Humphries
It would also be great fun to include the Super Sam image on the inside, back or envelope or mention SUPER SAM ...that way Sam will know that he is a Superhero and he can win this fight!
I would love if you would leave a quick comment below if you are joining this campaign.:) Also, please grab the Super Sam blog blinkie on the sidebar and spread the news that there is a NEW SUPERHERO in town and he needs our HELP!!
Blessing and Hugs to everyone for your time and effort in this important mission

Here is the Super Sam image to include on your cards, if you want to:

I'm definitely going to do this and I hope all of you who are reading this will too!

Just Hangin' Around

You all know that I LOVE this image from Sassy Cheryl's. He's about the cutest little bear, don't you think?

He's in the mail right now to a very special friend of mine who is having a rough time. I hope he puts a smile on her face.
Just Cute Bears: 3 brads, 2 papers, 1 ribbon
Corrosive Challenge: easel card
Rosie Dee: easel card
Sketch Saturday: sketch
Pollycraft: summer blooms
One Stop Craft Challenge:summer breeze

Monday, May 17, 2010

Meet Charlie

This is Charlie. He's one of the adorable creations from Little Musings. If you aren't familiar with them, you should go check them out. Lots of super cute people! They also offer a freebie every Friday so put that on your calendar to go check it out! If you can't keep track of where to find all the freebies, go to Free Digital Stamps...they're all right there for you. Become a follower so you'll know when new images are "discovered".
And here's a closeup of Charlie so you can see all of his brownNESS:
All sorts: birthday
Treehouse: masculine theme
Magical Crafts: black and white and one other color
Our Creative Corner: masculine birthday
Kaboodle Doodle: monochrome
Creative Inspirations: use a punch or die cut (used Nestie)
Mojo Monday: sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges: have a pocket somewhere (on Charlie's legs)
Copic Creations: Monochromatic coloring on your image

Big Surprise Bear

Big Surprise Bear is the latest image from Faith at Designed to Delight. You still have time to go get him, make something with him by 11:59 pm on Thursday and you AUTOMATICALLY get next week's image for free
I played along with the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers which was to do something to the inside of the card too. I NEVER do that so while this isn't much that I did with the inside, it's waaaay more than I usually do!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Meet BOO

Meet Boo...she's one of the adorable images you can get from Bugaboo. Isn't she just the sweetest thing? She's currently being offered for FREE so go visit their site and get her for yourself. She's perfect for those "new baby girl" cards.
Just Scraps: think pink
Mami Doodles: monochrome
Stamp Something: celebrate something (new baby)
Sew Many Challenges: easel card

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just a Cute Thank You Bear

This adorable little bear is from Meljen's. I used him for this week's Just Cute Bears challenge which was to make a multifold card...basically anything other than your typical card. I chose to make a gatefold card. I used this image because the Meljen's challenge is all about flowers and blooms and I thought this guy was perfect for that. I'm also going to enter it in the Bugaboo Flower Power challenge.


Isn't this a cute little turtle? It's another adorable Bugaboo image. Oh, and don't forget that every Friday you can pick up a freebie or two from their site so hop over there and get yours today.
Catch the Bug: Flower Power
Corrosive Challenge: sketch
Digi Doodles Shop: use ribbon
Copic Creations: Color other surfaces (the flowers!)
Daisy Doodles:Flowers or Mother's Day

Christmas in May

Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at Cardmaker that is brought to us this week by the super talented JANE! You may be wondering why I chose to make a Christmas card in the middle of May...well, the answer is because I won these two awesome images from the Stamping Boutique earlier in the week and I couldn't wait to use them!
I used the colors from this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge which were turquois, olive and red.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eat Sleep Stamp the Flower Power

I'm loving the Catch the Bug Challenge from Bugaboo this week. It's Flower Power...use flowers, flower paper, flower image..anything having to do with flowers so I've been busy joining in their challenge this week. I used this awesome Bugaboo image called Scarlette...isn't she great?
Eat Sleep Stamp: sketch
Color Throwdown: baja breeze, so saffron, old olive and kraft
Copic Creations: Color on another surface (I colored those flowers...they were all white to begin with! How fun is that?)
Bugaboo: flower power
Secret Crafter: 2 papers, 3 embellies, 1 image

A Mouse doing a Headstand

Something about this image just makes me giggle. If you like him too, you can find him at Hobby Paleis' site HERE.
As usual, I colored him with Copics and thanks to my friend Deanne, I found the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it was a fun one. I really like the layout of this card so THANKS Deanne! I also made this card with ALL scraps from my scrap folder. Even the flower brad is old. The last one in a pack I used to make cards for a swap several months ago. Worked well here so I used it...FINALLY!
Little Red Wagon:use brads
Creative Belli Blog: punch holes
Digital Tuesday Challenge: make me laugh
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters:something funny
ABC Challenge: U for unused stash
Paperplay Challenges: brown and ?

A Sweet Birthday Wish

Have you met Audrey? She's this sweet little girl from the Stamping Boutique. Here she is with a piece of cake to wish you a Happy Birthday!
I colored her with Copics and glittered up all the sparkles around her and the ruffles on her clothes. I also used some of my favorite cupcake paper. I think it might be the last little bit I had so I will need to restock that!
Papertake Weekly: make it shiny, sparkly, special
Sketch Saturday: sketch
Cute Card Thursday: make something for someone special (my neice's birthday)
Charisma Cardz: sweet treats

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

StretchNBubbles Sketch Challenge #6 and Freebie

A lot happens on Wednesdays at StretchNBubbles. First, there is always a freebie to be had just by visiting the site. And second, for the sixth week now, it is time for a new sketch challenge at the SNB Sketch Challenge blog. Have you given the sketches a try yet? I'd love for you to join in and you have four chances to win an image from SNB every week. Here is a card I made with this week's sketch and today's freebie image of this adorable chick!
A few notes about the SNB Sketch don't have to use an SNB image but if you do, your name goes in the drawing for prizes twice. Each week we choose a random winner and a top three...all four winners get one image of their choice. Please make something and link it to the challenge blog by next Tuesday at 5pm MOUNTAIN time.
I combined this with a few other challenges:
SNB Sketch: sketch
Spoonful of Sugar: use three papers and three buttons
Tuesday Taggers: Get out of your comfort zone. For me, it's VERY difficult to use multiple patterned paper on a card and, I don't really go for birds so it's unusual for me to make a card with a bird image

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sea Creature Friends

That's the challenge this week at Meljens. I used this super cute image from StretchNBubbles and the sketch from CPS Cardsketches.

More Flowers

I know, it's been flower overload here this past week. I can't help it...I love flowers and it so easy to use them on cards...images, embellishments, papers...they're everywhere. Here's my latest addition to my flower themed stamps and it's from the digi stamp boutique. Just a simple vase with flowers but it's SO pretty.
Digi Doodles:sketch
Bugaboo: Flower Power

One for the boys

Wow...I feel like I've been making a lot of boyish cards lately. I don't know, I think there have been several challenges to make boyish cards so I must have all of what....three or four now. :) Well, here's one more to add to the stash! I used this super cute image from Bugaboo called Sean and his Dog.
Crazy4Challenges: snips,snails,puppy dog tails- something boyish
Kah Wink E Dink: Cards for men (I'm going with boys)
Picture Perfect Creations: plum, burgundy,sage and soft suede
All Sorts: sketch

Let the Good Times Roll....

Another super cute Sock Monkey image from Bugaboo. I used this one for a birthday themed card for the Paper Cutz Challenge which was to make a child's birthday card with a zoo animal.
One Stitch at a Time: polka dots
Paper Cutz: Child's birthday card with zoo animal
Stamp Something: birthday theme
Pile it on: cute and cuddly
Our Creative Corner Sketch: sketch

Thank You Sock Monkey

This is just one of the many super cute Sock Monkey images available from Bugaboo stamps. Did you know that Bugaboo posts two new freebies every Friday? Their images are adorable so if you haven't been over to take a look, you might want to!
Cardmaker: sketch
Little Paper Shop: use sage, blue and raspberry
Bugaboo: flower Power

Monday, May 10, 2010

Designed To Delight

This is the new image from Designed to Delight. Grab it and make something by Thursday and you can get next week's image for free. I used the watercan template from Paper Popsicles.
Designed to Delight: watering can image
Bugaboo: flower power
Pollycraft: sketch

Flower Power

Lots of challenges out there challenging us to use flowers. That's generally not a problem for me! Here's a card I made with a free image from Clear Dollar Stamps. You can get it here. You don't have to use this image for the Clearly I Stamp challenge, you just have to use flowers somehow.
Papertake Weekly: sketch
Paperplay: an image, and add bling (I blinged the centers of the flowers)
Clearly I Stamp: use flowers
Copic Color Challenge: B02, B10 and R20 (or what you have that is close)
Cupcake Craft Challenge: buttons
Bugaboo: flower power

Mrs. Claus

This "Mrs. Claus" image from the DigiShack is one of the first digi images I ever received. I think I won it but it's been so long that I'm not even sure any more. I've never used it before but it's the first image that came to mind when I saw this week's Bah Humbug challenge which is "Christmas food". If you were reading this blog last fall/winter, you know that I LOVE to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colors so I used the colors from this week's Color Throwdown which were Rose Red, Tempting Turquois and Kiwi Kiss.
Little Red Wagon: use pink and green
Crafty Ann's Challenge: anything goes
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp:anything goes with a digi image
Bah Humbug: Christmas Food
Color Throwdown: Rose Red, Tempting Turquois, Kiwi Kiss
Eat Sleep Stamp: sketch
Sew Many Challenges: Christmas in May

A Little Late on the Little Paper Shop

Okay, I've been slacking and finding myself too late for challenges, forgetting to take pictures of my cards...sheesh...I think I'm ready for summer. Actually, I have no excuse. It's not like I've been any busier than usual lately...I'm just slacking! So, I made this card over the weekend with this adorable image from Meljens. Didn't post it right away and WHOOPS I'm late for the Little Paper Shop sketch challenge from last Monday. I used the colors from this week's Colour Create challenge.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! I made this card with a new image from Karen's Doodles and the sketch from Mojo Monday.
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Kaboodle Doodle:think spring

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Hooray, it's Thursday which is connected to Friday which is basically the weekend so WOO HOO! :)
Today's image is brought to you by Tiddly Inks. It's actually a freebie to celebrate reaching 1,000 members on the Tiddly Inks Papercraft Planet page. Become a member of TI on PCP and you can get this and more images like it just for being a part of the group. This is a great image for making those boy cards that can sometimes be difficult to do.
One Stitch at a Time: Children theme
Creative Inspiration: Congrats
Crafty Cardmakers: Distressing
Secret Crafter: friendship
Pollycraft: sunny image, sentiment or colors
CPS: Sketch
Just Scraps: use lots of yellow
Cute Card Thursday: boyish theme

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

So Yummy

Today is Wednesday which means it's freebie day at StretchNBubbles. Today the freebie is an adorable little bed bug...perfect for those "get well soon" cards. It's also time for a new sketch challenge at the SNB Sketch Challenge blog. Each week there is a new sketch designed by Alison-I hope you'll go check it out.
Have you checked out Meljen's Designs yet? If you like adorable animals and people, you will absolutely love Meljens. I used this cute teddy bear and his cookie for today's card.
All Sorts: use an animal
Crazy for Challenges: sketch
Just Cute Bears: use a bear image and buttons and bows
Rosie Dee: something yummy
Spoonful of Sugar-furry friends
Digital Tuesday challenge- food or drink

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Let the Good Times Roll....

When I saw this image by Dustin Pike, I just had to get it. One of his DT members made a card with this image that said "Sorry I missed your Birthday....I'm a little behind". I thought that was hilarious and I think this image is super cute. I made this card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday and the theme from Pals Paper Arts (which was to use monochromatic blues) and Kah Wink E Dink (also to use blue).