Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CRAFT Challenge #300!!!

Wow, congrats to Jo and the gang on the 300th CRAFT Challenge!  I'd say that's quite an accomplishment.  The challenge this week is to come up with your choice, a Get Well card, a Sympathy card or a I'm Sorry card.  We are most fortunate to have 2 wonderful sponsors:

 Prize is 3 images from their shop


Prize is 5 digital images from their shop

My image is Jillian from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and this is what I came up with:

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

I thought this would work well for I'm Sorry or Get Well, I like it when I make a card that can work for more than one occasion.

If you haven't already, get on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog to take a look at my  teamies fab creations and to link up one of your own.  Can't wait to see what you make.

Thanks for stopping by!


Image:  Lacy Sunshine Stamps Jillian
Stamps:  Verve Thankful hearts sentiment
Paper:  Hammermill Digital, Basic Grey Kioshi Paper Pad, DCWV Cardstock, Hobby Lobby Kraft Cardstock
Accessories:  Fawn Lawn Stitched Journaling card Lawn Cuts, The Cat's Pajamas Heart Trio CutUp, Darice Natural Hemp, Copic Markers, tiny clothes pin

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Add Some Glitter, yes thank you!

The challenge over at A Day For Daisies is 'add some glitter'.  I love glitter/glimmer in all forms and ADFD images lend themselves perfectly to this embellishment.  If it wasn't good enough to get to sparkle something up, Tammy is offering this darling little fairy kitten.  Here's what I came up with...

This card went together very quickly.  I love using the blue green Copics for fairy wings so the color combo was set.  The card sketch was inspired by I (Heart) Sketches #087.  (I love my Pintrest Card Recipe Board!!!)  The cardstock is from DCWV and the DP is Basics from Pebbles.  I used Spellbinders Circle dies and MFT Dynamics Pierced Circle Stax to cut the image and frame.  The wings are glittered with Star Dust Stickles and the kitty is colored with my favorite warm grey Copic markers.

Thanks so much for taking a peek.  If anyone has tips for photographing cards, please let me know...I would be so grateful.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CRAFT Challenge #299 Clean and Simple

It't time for another fab CRAFT Challenge!  This week is sponsored by :

Prize is $5.00 voucher for the shop.


Prize is 2 images of winners choice.

The challenge this week is clean and simple.  Can't wait to see what you do with this.  I love CAS, but have a hard time carrying it through.  I was inspired to make 2 cards this week.  

I adore cute little Moana Witch.  Just love her facial expression.  I often feel the way she looks after a long day at work.

Magyk Moana Witch
Rick St. Dennis MFA

And a thank you card using the Stamping Boutique image, Poppies.

The Stamping Boutique

Stop on by the CRAFT Challenge Blog link up your creations.  Take a look at the Design Teams inspirations for this fun challenge!

I so appreciate that you have stopped in.


PS:  I would also like to enter Magyk Moana in Crafting from the Heart Challenge #47-Anything Goes

Card 1
Image:  Rick St. Dennis MFA Magyk Moana Witch
Paper: Hammermill Digital, Taylored Expressions Hocus Pocus Design Paper Pad,  Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Paper Pad, Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories:  MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag, button from stash, Darice Natural Hemp Cord, EK Success Chalk, Copic Markers

Card 2
Image:  The Stamping Boutique Poppies, SU! Short and Sweet
Paper:  Hammermill Digital, Bazzill Cardstock, Neenah Kraft Cardstock
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Liquid Pearls, Darice Hemp, Sizzix Sweet Strawberry tag

Monday, February 16, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Rubber Stamps Only Challenge

I love my rubber (or clear) stamps!!!  I have rarely seen a rubber stamp I didn't like.  I still have the very first stamp I purchased at a wonderful craft festival when I lived in Houston.  Our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this fortnight is being hosted by the uber talented Elaine.  And you guessed it we want you to use Rubber Stamps Only!  

I had a very hard time deciding which stamp to use.  In the end I inked up a Julie Nutting doll stamp that has been waiting patiently for me.  I tried "water coloring" with distress markers for the first time, which I had fun with.  The dress on this cute girl was paper pieced.  This tag helped me with my resolution to use my NBUS and paper scraps.

We are so pleased this challenge is sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts.  Their website is full of wonderful goodies.  I was so impressed by the number of my favorite stamp companies they offer.  

Their generous prize for this challenge is a £10 gift voucher.

OK, come on, grab that favorite rubber stamp, or maybe that stamp you been dying to ink up.  You can't win if you don't enter!  Be sure to stop by the Top Tip Tuesday Blog for some DT inspiration and inspiration from your fellow crafters.  I am in awe of the talent we have the pleasure of seeing.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!


Stamps:  Prima Julie Nutting Little Girl stamp, Verve Words of Wisdom
Ink:  Archival Ink jet black, VersaFine Ink Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Paper:  Craft Tag, MME Stomp Paper Stack, Basic Grey Kioshi Paper Pad, Canson Watercolor paper, DCWV Cardstock
Dies:  Sizzix For the Record and Butterfly Frenzy, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, MFT Page Banner Strip and Stitched Fishtail Flags
Accessories:  Basics Pearls, miscellaneous flowers including Magnolia, Ranger Distress Markers, Stickles, Seam binding colored with Prima Color Bloom in Storm Cloud

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Craft Challenge #298 Traditional Christmas Colors

Welcome to CRAFT Challenge #298!  This week we want to see what you create using traditional Christmas colors.  For me that would be red, green and white.  I decided to use my favorite Bunbun from The Cat's Pajamas set, Raising Cane.  The card design was inspired by Reverse Confetti's Sketch for You to Try.  Here's what I came up with:

My second card for today uses a sweet image from DRS Designs.  This worked so well to make a fun shaker card.  Here ya go:

Christmas Village Slope Roof Cottage by DRS Designs

Our sponsors this week are:

DRS designs

  Their prize offering is:


Their prize offering is a $10 voucher to their store.

We would love to have you play along this week and add to that Christmas card stash so you won't be so stressed in about 10 months!  Stop in to take a look at the teams wonderful creations and link up so we can see all your fab creations!

I would also like to link to:
ABC Christmas Challenge-C is for Colorful!
TCP Tuesday #283-Anything goes



Card 1
Stamp:  The Cat's Pajamas Raising Cane
Paper:  Hammermill Digital Copy, doodlebug design santa express paper pad, DCWV cardstock, paper scraps from stash
Misc:  Darice Natural Hemp Cord,  Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Femme Frames, button from stash, Acclaim white glitter, Copic Markers

Card 2
Stamp:  DRS Designs Christmas Village Slope Roof Cottage, MSE! Retro Sentiments
Paper:  Basic Grey Nordic Holiday, Xpress It Blending Card
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Brilliance Platin
um Planet, Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Chipped Saphire
Accessories:  Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Dies Tags A Lot, SU! Sequins, Diamond Stickles, Copic Markers

Monday, February 9, 2015

Merry Monday #145...Candy Canes!

Welcome to the Merry Monday Challenge #145!  I want to start off this post by thanking Lori for liking my card.  I was so surprised!  I am thrilled to be able to play along with the DT on today's challenge.  This week we want you to to have fun creating a Christmas card with candy canes.  

When I saw this classy picture, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.    Here's my take on today's challenge:

I was inspired by the snowy looking limbs and red berries. The bead board in the background inspired the green striped background.  

Be sure to stop by Merry Monday and take a look at the wonderful inspiration provided by the design team.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.  Hope your week is full of blessings!


Stamp:  Winner and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  My Paper Studio Classic Christma, Neenah cardstock, DCWV cardstock
Dies:  Sizzix candy cane, Sizzix Alterations Holiday Greens, Mama Elephant Tags a Lot
Accessories:  Creative Impressions Ribbon, homemade stick pin, Stampendous embossing enamel white and gold, Ranger Enamel Accents, Personal Stamp Exchange Snowflake embossing tinsel

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CRAFT Challenge #297...Decoupage

The CRAFT Challenge this week is to decoupage.  I haven't done this craft technique in many, many years.  I found a new to me product called Decou-Page by DecoArt.  It was very easy to use and I love the satiny shine it gave my note pad.  I purchased a note pad made of recycled papers by Sierra Pacific Crafts and covered it with design paper by Echo Park.  

This is what I came up with using the Fitztown image Valentine 13 Teddy Wreath.  I adapted the image by die cutting my own heart.  Don't you just love this cute little bear?

Our generous sponsors this week are:

Crafts By Fitztown

Winners can chose three digis of their choice.


Winners can chose four digit stamps for their choice.

So, now it's up to you. Get out that Mod Podge or Decou-Page or even make your own with water and glue! The design team can't wait so see what you create! For inspiration stop by our blog...the team has made some real beauties this week.  BTW, did you know we welcome young designers! If you are 15 or younger, you can get your own badge and if you contact Jo, she has a special prize for you!  See the blog for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!


Image:  Fitztown Valentine 13 Teddy Wreath
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, echo park Yours Truly paper pad, DCWV yardstick
Die Cuts: Sizzix heart and Sizzles U, SU! Love
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Sticko hearts, Sierra Pacific Crafts Note Pad

Monday, February 2, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday-Favorite Color Combo

Welcome to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge using your favorite color combo.  I chose my favorite combo for this time of year, black, red, pink and white.  The colors from the Echo Park paper pad, Yours Truly, worked perfect for this card.  The image I used is Aurora Love You by East Wind.  East Wind is our sponsor for this challenge.  Be sure to hop over an check out the shop.

The prize is three digital images.

My color combo:





My card:

OK, it's your turn now!  If you need some inspiration, stop by our blog and check out the beautiful creations of my teamies.  We love looking at what you create, so link up your favorite color combinations here.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha, Brenda

Image: East Wind Aurora Love You
Paper:  Hammermill Digital, Echo Park Yours Truly paper pad, Sierra Pacific Crafts yardstick, DCWV vellum
Accessories:  doodlebug sequins, Martha Steward edge punch, McGill flower punch, Cherry Lynn heart die, Stickles, Copic Markers