Sunday, January 31, 2010

Card Kit Week #5

Good Morning - Can you believe that today is January 31, 2010!!!!!
I sure can't, time is flying by.
Hip Hip Hooray!!!!! I am on week five of my card kit resolution. 
I was thrilled to be able to make three cards from one kit.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,

Saturday, January 30, 2010

SMC Layout Challenge #2 - 8 Punches

Happy Saturday and time for another SMC Layout Challenge......
8 Punches and any SMC image.
Don't have any SMC images, be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter and get your weekly freebie in your e-mail inbox every Friday.
SMC digi image store, has images for any occasion, be sure to stop by here and take a look.
This weeks challenge is to create a scrapbook page and use 8 punches in your design.
Go here, to check out all the details.
I created a circle punch border using my Creative Memories Circle Cutting system and added a layered flower accent.  The photo boxes will fit a 4x4 photo.

Enjoy your weekend,

Friday, January 29, 2010

Teddy Stampers Challenge 3 - Dry Embossing

It's time for another Teddy Stampers Challenge
Our challenge for you is to create a card or project using dry embossing and any teddy bear image.
I used  Ildi Co. Cuddles Kuma Shepard digi image.
 The background is embossed using Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, inked the edges of the pink oval in brown and added felt flowers and ribbon.
Be sure to stop by our challenge blog (HERE) and play along.

Happy Day to You,

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Summer Scrapbooking Borders

My wonderful friend and Crafty Critter blog buddie Melanie is hosting a Title Border Swap on SCS.
Here are the deets....
*Create 2, 12x2 (minimum size) borders. One must have the title on it that you sign up for. (I signed up in the Four Seasons group.) Your borders must be created with cardstock and have atleast 1 embelishment.
*Create 2 accent pieces that are a minimum of 3x3 in size. Please use atleast 1 embelishement and base with card stock.
I used my Alphalicous and Walk in my Garden Cricut carts to create my borders. This is the first time I used this stamp and LOVE IT!!! I think it will add a nice touch to any summer scrapbook layout.

Wishin' it was Summer,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ildi Co - Challenge

Good Morning!
This will be our last Ildi Co. challenge.
The creator is taking a break from digi stamp designing to pursue other opportunities. 
You can play along with our challenge, here.
I used Clownkins Curls, layered the pink and red ribbon and added a large prima to the corner.
Ildi Co. is still open for shopping, so stop by.

Have a great Tuesday,

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ildi Co. Monday

Good Morning! 
I want to send cyber hugs and thanks to Ildi Co!!!!! 
The wonderful artist of all these images is taking a break from designing to pursue other opportunities and will not be designing new images at this time. Good Luck and all the best!
Her store will stay open, go HERE to shop.

I also want to send another thank you to, Jenny - Design Team Coordinator. 
Thanks for all your hard work keeping us organized over the last few months.  I am so grateful that you belived in me and gave my first design team position.  This gave me the courage and belief in myself to take the plunge and apply for other design teams.
Have a great day,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Card Kit Week #4

I can't begin to tell you how super excited I am to be on track using my card kits. I case you missed it, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to use atleast one card kit every week.
I received this card kit already pre-cut, just assemble from a Stampin' Up friend in the Spring of 2009. 
(See why I made this commitment.)
My mom is going to love this card for Mother's Day.

Have a bloomin' great day,

Bee Mine

Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring a challenge over at Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge
Go HERE to play along.
Today's theme is Valentine's Day. 
I used 'B Mine', he is one of the many new and oh, so fun Valentine digi images from Sunshine Stamps.
I hope you will take some time to join us and play along.

Enjoy your day,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Spotlight Challenge - Let the Sunshine In

I just love the weekends!
Today Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring a challenge on Saturday Spotlight.
Our theme today is 'Let the Sunshine In', create a card using bright colors, mostly yellow for sunshine.
You can go HERE to shop all of Sunshine Stamps fun digi images.

Enjoy a sunny Saturday,

Friday, January 22, 2010

1-2-3 Recipe and Sketch Challenge

Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring a challenge today over at Show and Tell Cards and Scrap Pages.
 Here are all the details......
1-2-3 Valentine's Theme Recipe
1 - Bow
2 - Designer or Pattern Papers
3 - Brads
Lots of Glitter
this fab sketch create by ME!!!!

What do you think of my very first sketch design, pretty cool!!!!

I used one of Sunshine Stamps new Valentine's Day releases.
Go HERE to shop!!!
So hop on over the Show and Tell Cards and Scrap Pages and play along.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Bee Happy,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pixie Pie - Pile It On!!!

Good Morning! 
I am really drawn to Pile It On challenges, it is so much fun to see how many challenges you can get on one card.
This is Pixie Pie a freebie from Pixie Dust Studio.  Pixie Dust is having a Design Team call until January 28th and you can still get Pixie Pie for free.  Go HERE to check it out.
Now the 'Pile it On' Challenges........

Pile It On - Tie It On - 3 Ribbons
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 26 - Colour Me Wonderful - Favorite Color Medium
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 87 - Lots of Layering
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #47 - Let's Go Digi
Crafty Bee - Challenge 22 - Favorite Color Combo
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 29 - Buttons
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Challenge #5 Glitter and Sparkle
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 3 Fruity Colors

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Creative Card Crew Challenge 43 - Punch It

Sunshine Stamps has released all new and oh so cute Valentine's Day digital images.
Go HERE to shop and check them out!!!
This is Romeo, is he not the cutest little bunny?!?!
The week Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring a challenge over at Creative Card Crew.
Challenge 43 - Punch It!
Include punched shapes, borders,etc on your card.
Go here to play along.
Happy Wednesday,

Cricut Border Set

I recently participated in a Cricut border swap on SCS held by jknorp.

I created a Halloween border set, which includes a large pumpkin and spiders set with my Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge .  The star was created using the George Basic Shape and Font cartridge.

Each swapper needed to create a scrapbook page border kit using the following guideline:
1. Create 2, 12x12, 2" borders. These can be vertical or horizontal. Please use cardstock as your base and make them two layered.
2. Create at least 2 pieces of page candy (more if you desire). This can be any type of accent piece you desire that is specific to your theme.
3. Include 2, 4 1/2x5 photo box (this should be double layered).
4. Include 1 journal box (this should be double layered).

Happy Day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monthly SCS Challenge Cards

I am in a fun monthly challenge group over on SCS, check it out here.
Every month the hostess sends out a card challenge, included in the 'kit' are the hostesses choice of elements to create a card.
This was our December challenge. 
Included were all the elements with the expection of the cardstock base and both scalloped punches.
I outlined here spikey hair with a glitter pen and colored the images with Bic Mark-It Alls.

Happy Day,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic

Happy Martin Lurther King Day!!!
Today is a school holiday, I have the day off and will spend it  in my comfy pjs crafting the day away.

Ildi Co. has some adorable digi images.  Digital images are very user friendly, you can resize the image and print it has many times as your little heart desires.
His name is Cuddles and you can go HERE to check him and all his friends out.

I hope you are having a great day,

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Card Kit Week #3

Happy Sunday!
I am so excited to be using some great card kits that I received in swaps on SCS.
I added the scalloped circles, used pop dots for a 3-D effect and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in chocolate brown.
This is a perfect addition to my masculine birthday card stash.

Have a fantastic Sunday!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

SMC Layout Design Team First Challenge 2010!!!!

Sew Many Cards is getting bigger and better everyday!
Welcome to the newest addition to the SMC Family: SMC's Layout Challenges! 
I am so excited to be apart of this awesome team of talented scrapbookers.

Every other Saturday, will off new a new SMC Layout Challenge! All you need to do is follow the guidelines of the challenge and use an SMC Image. You will have until the following Thursday by 11:59pm EST to submit your creation. Just leave a comment with a direct link to your creation!

If you do not have an image, no worries! Sign up for the newsletter HERE and every Friday you will get an image right in your mail box along with all of SMC's latest happenings!

Our first challenge is to create a layout using a SMC image and journal around a photo box. The photo box can be a created with one or more photos.  I recently celebrated my bithday with friends at a local restaurant.  I used Miki New Years digi image and added a prima to his hat.  He is colored with Bic Mark-It Alls and added a ribbon border and 3-D cupcake emblishments.
Check out SMC first layout challenge, here.

Scrap On,

Friday, January 15, 2010

Winter Cricut Scrapbook Layout

Happy Winter Friday!!!!!
It is finally above freezing in Chicagoland. YEAH!!! 
We live for these days in the Mid-west, but know that it will only get cold again very soon.

I was a very good girl this year and received several new Cricut cartridges from Santa.
I used Everyday Paperdolls and Alphalicious to create this winter layout.
These photos of Jenna are from Winter 2007.
Be sure to stop by for a full product review.

Stay Warm and Have a Fun Weekend,

Sew Many Cards.....New Challenge Blog!!!!

Busy, Busy, Busy day.....besure to scroll down and check out all my Friday Happenings!

I am excited to introduce you to SMC new challenge blog.
Go HERE to get all the details!
This weeks challenge is Anything Goes.
Warning:  These digi images are so stinkin' cute!!!!!
This is Toga with Flowers in Mouth.
Click HERE to shop at SMC Store.
 I printed the image a little too big for my design, but I think it works. 
He is going to be for my hubby for Valentine's Day.


Let's Pile It On.........

Last night I just had to craft and use my new supplies and Copics!!!!! I am so happy with the way this card turned out. She is a freebie digital stamp, but I could not locate the source.  If you know, please post a comment and I will update my blog entry.

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challege #46 Distressing
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge 24 Distressing
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #11 Polka Dots
ABC Challenge - L is for Layering
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Challenge 73....Going Girly
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 94 - All New!
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge 2 Anything New!

Wow - that's alot of challenges!

Have a great day,

1-2-3 Teddy Stampers Challenge

Good Morning!!! 
Wow, time is just flying by. It's already time for Teddy Stampers second challenge.

Our next challenge is 1 - 2 - 3.......1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, and 3 brads.

Challenge Rules:
A new Teddy Stampers challenge will be posted every 2nd Friday at 9.00am GMT. The deadline for entries is midnight on the Thursday before the next challenge is due. Therefore, you have 13 days to create your challenge entry. Your creation must include at least one stamped or digi Teddy Bear image. You may enter each challenge as many times as you wish as long as each entry is with a different piece of work. You may combine our challenge with others but we ask for new work only please. Please do not link back to previously posted work. please post a link to your card in the comments box (information is below on how to do this) Most of all...Have Fun!!!

Click HERE to join us.  You have until Thursday, January 28, 2010 to play along.

If all else fails, hug your teddy,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Lil' Star of the Week

This week Jenna is Star of the Week at her pre-school. 
She so excited to be sharing some of her favorite things with her friends.  We made this poster board together with all of her favorite things.
Her favorite show is Sponge Bob Squarepants, she loves ballet and dress up, she wants to be an animal doctor and a fairy princess when she grows up (a girl can dream, right), the yellow drawing is Gramma's house, this is her favorite place to visit. We also included family photos, her pets and a picture of our house.

Have a happy day,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Play Time!

Happy day to you!

I am part of an awesome blog group, Crafty Critters.  You can check them out in my sidebar.

These gals are not just fellow crafters, they are also my friends.  This year each one of us came up with crafting and personal New Year's goals for 2010.  It is wonderful to have such a fab bunch of friends to encourage you along the way.
One of my 2010 goals is the complete 200 scrapbook pages. So far this month I have completed 5. 
So far so good!
Last summer we bought Jenna a swing set for our back yard.  Here is a 2 page layout of my hubby and son putting it together with a little help from Jenna.

Keep on crafting,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Anything But A Card Challenge - Sunshine Stamps Sponsored

Happy Tuesday!

Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring an ABAC challenge over at Show and Tell Card and Scrap Pages, go here for the challenge.

Here are all the challenge details........
The challenge is to create Anything But a Card. This could be a gift card, tag, candle, etc. This is entirely up to you. Now, if you would like to create a project for National Bubblebath Day that would be fabulous. You do not need to use Sunshine's Stamps to participate, although we'd love it if you did!.
You have until Thursday, January 14th, at 8pm CST, to upload your project here.
One winner will be randomly drawn to win 3 free images of their choice from Sunshine's Stamp store.

Have a Sunshiney Day,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Scrap & Metal

Ildi Co., challenge #7 is Scrap & Metal, create a card using only scraps and include some type of metal on your card.
Challenges are posted on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month so you have until January 20, 2010 to play along.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Card Kit Week #2

Happy Sunday!
Only 50 weeks left of my New Year's Resolution. 

Are you ready for summer? I sure am. 
All the supplies to create this card were included in the kit.  I just had to add the card stock base.  

Happy Sun-day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.

I just love Pixie Dust Studio's digi images.  You really need to stop by and check them out.
They are so cute and whimsical.  She is a very talented artist, with images from Twilight to Disney Princess.  Don't miss out, take a look today.
This image was a freebie posted on her blog a few months ago.  He is happy and ready to deliver all those presents with a little help.  I just love the smug look on the cats little face. I added Stickles to his suit and around the gift bag.

Have a wonderful Sunday,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Sweet Baby

I am super excited........I will be an Aunt (for the first time) in March 2010.  My little sister is due March 30th (Jenna's birthday). 

This is one of the Whiff of Joy images that my friend Jenny sent me.
I knew from the moment that I saw this image, I had to make a card for Erin. 
I so love the way this card turned out.  I added foam squares to the flower punches and a fuzzy heart brad in the center of each one. The image is colored with Bic Mark-It Alls and a pink Copic (the only one I have, lol). 

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sunshine Stamps Tuesday.......BRRRRR It's Cold!

Happy Tuesday! 
I'm finally getting back in my routine after being off for the holidays.  It was nice to be off for a little over a week.  I spent my time  relaxing, crafting and with my wonderful family and friends.

Sunshine Stamps has some great winter digi images.  Click here to check them out.
Digi images are so easy to download and re-size to fit all your crafting needs.

I used an embossed background in black, green scalloped oval and Snow Mitten image. 
I just love the large ribbon.  I think it makes a bold accent on this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, January 4, 2010

Howdy Partner!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

The holidays are over and it's back to work for me.  I am starting the year off  with many resolutions and goals and have lots of support from friends and family, so I know I will be successful.

I created this adorable gingerbread farmer using Ildi Co., newer line of holiday images. Be sure to stop by and check out all there super cute digi images.
I used an embossed blue background, created 3-D snowflake establishments and added pop dots to them, the green ribbon and DP from my stash.

Happy Monday,

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Card Kit Week #1

Happy New Year!  Did you make a 2010 New Year's Resolution? 

I did!
My resolution is to use one card kit a week to create some wonderful cards.  I have a paper box full of kits that are stashed under my crafting table.
Would you like to join me?  It would be fun to work on these together and just think of all the cards you will have at the end of the year.

Here is my card kit for week #1.

I added foam squares to make the scalloped circle pop and the 'Get Well' sentiment, everything else was included in the card kit.

Happy Sunday!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Teddy Stampers First Challenge of 2010

Happy New Year!!! 

Welcome to Teddy Stampers first challenge.
2010...a new year, a new challenge!!!

Our very first challenge for you is a New baby, new job, new home, etc.

I am so honored and thrilled to be apart of this awesome International Design Team. We will be running a challenge every 2 weeks on Fridays. We are really excited and hope you will be able to join us and get creative with your Teddy Stamps.
You can find links to all the DT's blogs in my sidebar.

I hope you will join us in our very first challenge.  Click here, to be linked to the blog post with all the details.

2010 will be the year I become an Auntie for the very first time.  My little sister is due March 27, 2010.  I can't wait to welcome Baby Evan into our family.
I made this card for his First Christmas.
The background is embossed, blue bling and used pop dots on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,