Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How Kind

Good morning! Another rainy day...where oh where is that beautiful sunshine?!! I need it, I want it, I've gotta have it!!! Something else you've gotta have is our awesome blog candy!! Read the rules HERE and hurry up and join us!!  I made a card using the recently released Fresh Brewed Designs image Daffodil. Clean and simple once new found favorite style! 

Here's a picture of the blog candy being given away this month. Please join us for your chance at all these yummy goodies. You'd better hurry, you have until midnight tonight (eastern time) to get your card submitted for your chance at these. Read all about it HERE.

Much Obliged

It's the last Wednesday of the month so we have a twisted challenge for you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Now hopefully you're a better player than I am as you'll see, I didn't follow the rules of the twist exactly as they should be! Always the rebel!!!

We're having fun this week with the wonderful free images over at Free Dearie Dolls Digital Stamps. I spent a long time going thru Mary Ellen's site. Thanks for all the wonderful free images!!

Our twist this week is to use the above sketch AND tic-tac-toe. Easy enough you say...only if you print it off or write it down will it work right!!!!

In my mind I had button (the horse's eye), sentiment and designer paper. Too bad they weren't in a row like the way you're supposed to play tic tac toe!! Oh well, what can I say...except OOPS!!! Please join us this week for some twisted fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Peace on Earth

It's time for a new challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas. This week's theme is embossing and our sponsor is Fitztown. I actually used one of their images, very much going with those non-traditional colors. I used a new snowflake embossing folder...practically wore out my previous one! Keeping the clean and simple vibe I've come to embrace. Join us for some embossing fun and, while you're at it, get a head start on your Christmas cards!! The fun can be found at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hooo Loves You?

Nothing like waiting till the last minute to get a card done for the digi of the month challenge over at DeeDee's Digis. And worse yet, to find out I'm too late, the challenge is over!!!! What a ding-a-ling! Oh well, will just have to purchase the next one and be good and sure to enter before time expires! This set is called Under Your Wing and can be purchased HERE. I used the color version and added a blue shadow around the owls. So sweet.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

50 Shades of Grey

Bet I got your attention with that one!!! Actually, it's our CAS challenge this week over at The Outlawz. Now let me tell you, a monochromatic grey card ain't that easy!!! I ended up using a Doodle Pantry image called Thinking Ant. He's actually a freebie so click on the link and have fun with this cutie. The digital paper is from Ant Accents. I simply couldn't resist adding this onto my card as well!! Now join us for our clean and simple "50 shades of grey" challenge.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sweet Birdie

Well it's good to be back...on line that is!!! Being without internet stinks!! Anyway, here's the wonderful sketch we're challenging you with over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

And our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines. Talk about adorable images, you really must check 'em out! And our winner this week receives 4 single images from Just Some Lines.  

I was fortunate enough to get to work with this sweet Birdhouse. And I was super excited to finally put my postage stamp dies to use! Thanks for such a wonderful sketch Sally. Sure hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holiday Snowman Wishes

Happy Tuesday, and time for a new Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. This week we're looking for snowmen or snowballs. Our sponsor is 2 Cute Ink...such adorable images so be sure and take a look. I adore snowmen so this challenge is right up my alley. Hope it tickles your fancy too, we'd love to see what you create at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Get a Hat
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas

Monday, April 21, 2014


This was definitely "one of those days." Things happening all day long with not much to show for it! And it's still not over!!!! Need to get in some of my exercises yet! Well I did create this very simple card, using the April 2014 Stamp of the Month, Spring Medley, found at From the Heart. I've had this beautiful image colored for two weeks now, but just now getting around to making something with it. Sounds like I've been having "one of those months!!" But hey, the Pens won tonight, so I'm happy!!! Let's go Pens!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! Hard to believe it's here. Believe me when I say spring has been long awaited for, and I'm so happy to see the sunshine. We are having a clean and simpleEaster challenge over at The Outlawz. I pulled out some dies that I haven't used in forever starting with the bunny and clouds. Mmmmmm, chocolate delicious! I ALWAYS start by biting off the ears first! The grass is actually a punch, found buried in the depths of my punch drawer. I love these clouds by Paper Smooches, the outline ones are so quirky and fun. Join us this week for some Easter inspiration, clean and simple style.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Happy Easter

 Time to share the latest and greatest at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Such a fun sketch!!

 Know what else is fun? Our monthly sponsor, that's who. Put your hands together for Sally Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique!! She's so generous each month, providing the DT with images as well as our grand prize winner with a £10 voucher to spend at her store! Thanks Sally Ann!!

The image I chose was this adorable bunny from the Simply for Easter set. And yes, I used the color version of this cutie!! I love using colored digis, they make for one quick and easy card. Now I sure hope you can join us for our latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Reason for the Season

Welcome to the new challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas. We would love for you to join us this week, our challenge theme is "Reason for the Season." And our wonderful sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. That is where this adorable image came from on my card...Nativity. Again, I hope you can play along with us at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop


Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here directly from the Fresh Brewed Blog, then you are right on track!

We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 

Here's my card, using the sweet Daffodil Daisy. I simply had to create with this image, after all, there's a kitty on it!!!! I had to go with some bright colors too for the warm weather we wish would hurry up and hang around. Tomorrow's forecast, cold and snow!! 

Check out all the sweet new digis being released today HERE in the shop.

Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
Sheryl's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Have a lovely day.
Here's the hop order in case you get lost.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet Peas or Daisies

Back with you for our latest CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. The theme is to create a birthday card using one of April's flowers - daisy or sweet pea. I remembered having a wonderful set from Doodle Pantry called Daffodil & Sweet Peas that I used the color version of along with a scrap piece of paper from the Bright Smiles Digital Paper Pack. Quick and easy, that's for sure. I've been struggling with wanting to go into my craft room the past few days. I think once this cold finally decides to leave, you'll have to pull me out kicking and screaming!!! Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Blog Candy Alert!!!

I just wanted to post a reminder of a few fun happenings going on over at the Fresh Brewed Blog. First is the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge. Look at all this yummy goodness that could become yours if you play along and win!! Read all the details HERE. You must use a Fresh Brewed Designs image AND you have all month to play along.   

We also have the month long "Choose Your Challenge" happening as well. Choose the sketch and/or the photo inspiration. You pick and have fun with it! Read all the details about this challenge HERE. Come on out and play!!!

Sweet Little Lamb

Happy Wednesday!! I always look forward to this day for a different reason than most, I can't wait to share the new sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!! We're using another blast from the past and can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Our wonderful sponsor is a dear friend of mine, Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs. She has so many wonderful images, you really must stop by the shop and take a look. Our winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice from Fresh Brewed Designs.   

Speaking of wonderful images, check out this cutie pie I used, Ewe are Sweet. This could go as a baby card or an Easter/spring card. I can't decide. I sure hope you can join us for a fun and fabulous challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ribbon and Bling

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! Okay, so I'm a little early, but I did want to turn your attention to our latest challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas. This week we're looking for ribbon and bling. Our lovely sponsor is Eureka Stamps. I had fun using Santa on Skis. I sparkled him up with Stickles (is that considered bling?!!) as well as added a few rhinestones. A quick card to create, good thing since I have this cold and my mojo seems to not be working either!! Join us for some ribbon and bling creations at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Challenges I'd like to submit Santa to include:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Seeing red
ABC Christmas Challenge - G is for Glitter 
Christmas Fun - Christmas card for a man
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - It's cold outside

Monday, April 7, 2014

Doodle Pantry and OWH

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Sunday sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home. I really love their sketches, especially the fact they put dimensions on 'em!!! Anyway, here's my card using the adorable Doodle Pantry set Choo Choo (yes, it's from the freebies section). I used the train and digital paper in this set. The sentiment comes from the set Winter Birthday...I just love the font with this adorable train. A perfect little boy birthday card, don't you think?! And a wonderful sketch too. I really must get my rear in gear and get a box of cards mailed out to them. Maybe when I kick this cold I'll do just that. Hope you can join in for the OWH sketch this week.

Other challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Love to Create - Anything Goes for Kids
Ooh La La Creations - For a Child  
Crafting When we Can - For a Child
Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sending You Sunshine

Please send sunshine!!! I desperately need warmer temperatures! Yesterday we had snow flurries...please stop!!! This is my card for the CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. Our theme this week is a "two-some challenge" - put 2 of the same thing on your card, clean and simple style of course. Well I have two flowers, two leaves (stamp set and dies by PaperTrey Ink) and two shades of brown. When I made this card I was under the influence of Nyquil (I simply can't kick this cold). When I posted this card in our DT forum, I also said I used 2 pop dots!! What I actually meant was I popped up the two flower centers, not literally 2 pop dots!! Needless to say I got a little harassment about that, all in a loving way. The woodgrain background is clear embossed, giving this card wonderful shine and interest even though it's clean and simple. Sure hope you can join us this week over at The Outlawz

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fresh Brewed Month Long Challenge

Welcome to the latest month long challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog. You actually get to choose your challenge - sketch, photo inspiration OR both.  

Being the sketch lover that I am, I always pick to do the sketch!! Here I used the fun and fabulous Fresh Brewed Designs digital image Happy Easter Eggs. I just have to toot my own horn a little bit with this one...I actually cut this out using my Cameo!!!!!! I just got it and have had fun playing with it. I still can't believe I got this to work, thanks to lots and lots of helpful videos on you tube! Now I'm hoping you'll join us for our month long  Choose Your Challenge over at the Fresh Brewed Blog.

Sweet Easter Wishes

 Good morning and welcome back to another installment of fabulousness here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We're visiting a blast from the past sketch while Sally gets her sick computer fixed. This is a fun one and I'm sure you'll want to play along. 

 After all, our sponsor is the very popular Bugaboo Stamps. And our winner will receive 7 free images!! The only down side to that is, it's hard to just pick 7!!

I used this sweetie, Tulip Bunny, for my card. He's perfect for wishing a happy Easter or making you believe spring in on its way. I love that little ladybug in the corner, so cute!! Now I hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I've Got Horses & Birds, Oh My!

It's April Fools Day, and I'm not kiddin' around, Doodle Pantry is having a new release of some really awesome images!!!  First up is Carousel Horse 3. Isn't he a beauty?!! I love the way he's colored (yes, this is the pre-colored version). Hard to believe I'm saying that since I am so NOT a fan of purple!! And did you notice, I didn't use any digital paper either!! Crazy, I know, cause there's 8 different papers to choose from in this set. 

Here's a card using a set previously sold at CDS, Bird Mothers. In a month, if it ever warms up, I'll be getting my hummingbird feeder up and ready for their return. They are so fun to watch, so tiny and oh so fascinating. I love this Mother Teresa quote, so I decided to make it the focal point of my card.

I have to tell you of a devastating accident I had involving these two cards. They were sitting next to my keyboard when clumsy me knocked over my tall mug of hot tea, ruining these two cards! Needless to say I had a bit of a meltdown!! Yes, it spilled onto my keyboard and power cord to my brand new Cameo! And I cried for my two cards!!!!! They were the only things that were ruined for sure. Good thing I had already taken my pictures!!

Don't forget to join us for our challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. It starts at noon eastern time and is anything goes. However, if you use a Doodle Pantry image, you will receive by email absolutely free the adorable set Petite Bouquet. Also, free with any purchase is the sweet set Cute Cake. And, to celebrate Laurie's AND Doodle Pantry's birthdays, if you make a purchase between now and April 10th, you'll get 40% off your entire purchase using the code MYBDAY2U. Some exceptions apply so check it all out HERE.      

It's a Gingerbread Christmas

We have a tasty theme for your over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. This week it's all about yummy gingerbread. And our sponsor this week is pretty sweet's Bugaboo!! I used the adorable Bobblehead Christmas Gingerbread image found HERE. I colored him up with my copic markers and added some Stickles to his icing. I used the Stella Sketch found over at Catch the Bug - check it out HERE. I love sketch challenges and I love Bugaboo, so it was a no brainer to play along!

Other challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Christmas Card Challenges - favorite coloring medium
Completely Christmas - Anything goes Christmas  
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Circles
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes Christmas