Saturday, February 28, 2015

I'll Always Love You

Oh I have lots of time before this progressive challenge closes!!!! You wouldn't think I had all month to use this fabulous stamp of the month, From the Heart's Love Me Birdbrain. The challenge in which to link up your card can be found HERE. Yep, I've got 8 hours till it closes...lots of time!!!!!!

Sending Well Wishes

Check out the fab sketch over at OWH!! Doodle Pantry is sponsoring them so come and play along. 

For my card I used Get Well Critters. I totally adore this sweet deer and couldn't wait to use him. With all the sickies around, I thought I could put this to good use...and quickly! I went with a scallop border die along the side instead of the banners or squares. A bit of a time I'm lazy!!! Hope you can find some time to join in with this fabulous sketch over at OWH. Some Doodle Pantry goodies are up for grabs.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Little Hello

We have a new challenge over at the Fresh Brewed Blog this week - 1 image (hand colored) + 1 sentiment (on the front of the card). I used this Cute Owl from Fresh Brewed Designs. Yep, I found this one on my pile of digital images I've already printed out for one reason or another!! The very last thing I did when coloring her up was her eyes, and darn it all, didn't I go and use the wrong shades of blue! Well of course I'm gonna go with it because this girl, who finds coloring very stressful, was not about to start all over again!! I pulled these 3 papers out of a paper pack and went to work. Wish I could tell you where I got the sentiment from, but it too was in my pile of printed digis so I have no clue. Sure hope you can join us over at the Fresh Brewed Blog for some challenge fun!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet Hippie Chick

Time for a new Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch! This one is a blast from the past. It's fun revisiting older sketches.

We have a new sponsor this week, Lacy Sunshine. Such adorable images, so be sure and check 'em out!!! Our winner will receive 3 images of their fun!!

I had fun with this sweetie, Eleanor Hippie Chick. Peace and Flower Power!! I'm not a big embellisher, so a few brads, some linen thread, and sewing is it. Gray is also becoming my new favorite go to color. Now I sure hope you can join us this week for some sketchy fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You're Dino-mite!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Clear it Out Challenge this week. Their theme is Animals and the from your stash item is stripe paper. I used from Doodle Pantry Tiny Dino. I had printed off the stripe digi paper from this set for a previous project and actually found this chunk in my stash!! My college boy is going to get this one too with a Subway gift card tucked inside. As long as there's something food related inside he'll love it!!! Hope you can join in on the Clear it Out challenge this week for your chance at some Doodle Pantry goodness.

I'm Lucky to Know You

There's a small release today over at Doodle Pantry. One is an oldie but goodie that we're revisiting in color. Check out all the new stuff today HERE. And did you notice, all the new items released today are 25% off and one is totally free with purchase...and that's for today only!! I used an older set, Tree Glee, with the newly released Yellow and Green Digi Paper Pack. Yes, very simple, I know, and that's just the way I like it!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

UR Amazing!

It's CAS Sunday over at The Outlawz and this week we're looking for a card project to give as a RAK - Random Act of Kindness. I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp called Stripe Columns and two pink shades of distress inks. Then I die cut the small tag from Timeless Tags 2, a set of dies I actually won and use all the time!! The stamp set is also from Simon Says Stamp, and called Tiny Tag Words. Now to complete the RAK theme, I'll be sending this off to someone!! Sure hope you can join us for our RAK CAS theme at The Outlawz.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

You're So Sweet

School was cancelled today because of the bitter temps. Just got an email that it's closed tomorrow overnight low of -14 will do that!!! And I just live in Pittsburgh, PA!!! Anyway, I'm not feeling 100% today so I'm a little late getting things done, like my post today about the new ANIMALS challenge going on this week at the Fresh Brewed Blog. I used this cutie, Louie's Cupcake, from Fresh Brewed Designs. I love my pattern papers. One of these days I'm going to take the leap and try some of these wonderful techniques out there for my own background paper! I'll let you know when that day is here!!!! In the meantime, I'll keep buying my papers!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sweet Fisherman

It's hump day!!! And it's still bitter cold outside!!!!! I know I should be thankful because we didn't get all the snow others have, but I'm sick and tired of the cold!! I know something to keep us warm is playing along with our latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

It's time for Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique to sponsor us too! She actually sponsors us every generous, thank you Sally Ann!! Be sure and take a look at her fun and fabulous store too, you're gonna like what you see at Digi Stamp Boutique.  

Like this cutie, from the Funtime Dan Set 2. Check out the whole set, talk about adorable!!! I've actually been sending cards to my son at college (yes, the same son who rolled his eyes one too many times when I would show him a card I made, so I never showed him any ever again!!) so this one might end up going there too. He especially likes the goodies tucked cash or gift cards to his favorite food joints! I sure hope you can join us this week and share your craftiness at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I'm submitting my card to the monthly challenge over at the Digi Stamp Boutique Blog.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lucky Lamb

Doodle Pantry is releasing a few sweet sets and SVG cuts today that you really must take a look at!! I'm featuring the totally adorable Lucky Lamb.Talk about a sweet way to wish someone a Happy St. Patty's Day!! I love the papers included in this set...the pink and green work so well together. Today only, this and all the new sets released today are on sale. And if you purchase the sweet Funky Sock Monkey, $1 will be donated to OWH.


Time for a new challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas...and I'm the hostess! You know me, I LOVE creating outside the proverbial box when it comes to Christmas colors. So for the next two weeks, I challenge you to some non-traditional colors. Gray, light blue and red, pretty non-Christmasy colors for sure!! My image is from Di's Digi Stamps, one of her colored images. Coloring is so stressful to me, something I really don't enjoy doing. So anytime I can get the color version of an image, I jump all over it!! Sure hope you can join us at Holly Jolly Christmas. The challenge runs for 2 weeks and we have some really great sponsors. Maybe I'll see you there!

Other challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Love and/or hearts and/or red
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything goes Christmas 
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything goes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's Your Birthday

Okay, so it might not be your birthday today, but that is the theme for the Come and Get It Challenge that Doodle Pantry is sponsoring. I couldn't wait to play with this fabulous image from the Doodle Pantry set Goose Me. I then started pulling paper scraps from the pile on top of my paper cutter. I love when I have just the right ones!! Sure hope you can join in on the birthday theme at Come and Get it Challenge...some Doodle Pantry goodness could be had by the winner!!! FUN!!

Whimsical Wishes

I finally made it into my craft room to stamp a little bit this evening...good thing since my card was due for today's CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. Our theme this week is Fantasyland. Share with us your fairies and mermaids, gnomes and mystical dragons, just be sure it's clean and simple. I think this gnome is adorable!! He's from the set Forest Whimsy by Paper Smooches. Sure hope you can join us for some fantasy fun at The Outlawz.
I'd like to submit my card to the Paper Smooches Sparks anything goes challenge.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Java Happy Day

Does it look like Java Jill has had one too many? One too many cups of coffee that is!! Our latest challenge this week on the Fresh Brewed Blog is Humor. I love this expression, I feel like this almost every day!! I'm not a good sleeper so the mornings are especially tough. And I find if I don't have some form of caffeine first thing, I end up with a nasty headache. So here I am, wishing you all, a Java Happy Day. Let's get our caffeine on!!! I'm thinking my coffee lovin' niece would love this card!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweet Pelican

It's time for a new sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I know, I know, I say it every time, but this is one fun and fabulous sketch we have this week. Give it a try! 

Know what else is wonderful and fabulous? Why our sponsor of course!! It's Doodle Pantry and I couldn't be more excited!!! You really must browse thru Laurie's store, there's lots and lots of fun things I'm sure will strike your fancy! 

Like this cutie of a pelican from the newly released set Feathery Friends.Yesterday I shared with you the peacock in all it's glorious blues and greens. Today it's this adorable pelican and his starfish friend. Don't ya love the sentiment too?!! Join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and  maybe you could win some Doodle Pantry goodness.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Strut Your Stuff

Don't ya just LOVE these colors?!!! I know I sure do! This adorable peacock and digital papers are from a new release this week at Doodle Pantry called Feathery Friends. Be sure and check the new release out HERE. Today and today only each set in this release is 25% off!! Come back tomorrow too, I'll be featuring another card using this set!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birthday Blessings

This week's CAS challenge at The Outlawz is Hearts and/or Flowers. Well thanks to the latest Stamp TV kit from Gina K Designs, my flowers are hearts!!! The sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of vellum. Glossy accents is added for water in the jar and a bit of stitching are my only embellishments. I do love clean and simple!!! Join us for our hearts and/or flowers challenge over at The Outlawz.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I Heart You

This is my card for the challenge running this week at the Fresh Brewed Blog - make something with pink, hearts or a Valentine. Snowmen saying "I Heart You" fits the challenge perfectly, don't you think?!! This Fresh Brewed Designs image is called Frosty Hugs and Kisses. I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the hearts then covered them with glossy accents. Lovin' the sparkly shine! My paper is Spice Market by Basic Grey...definitely not a Valentine or winter themed paper, but it brings in the pink nicely. Hope you can play along with us this week for a pink, heart or Valentine challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

No Worries

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the anything goes challenge over at Inspiration Destination. That means the sky's the limit! Use a digital image and you can enter the Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. So many chances to win some Doodle Pantry goodies. I absolutely HAD to use the newly released Aussie Critters from Doodle Pantry...and here's why. My oldest son Phillip studied abroad this past semester in Sydney, Australia. When he came home, his favorite response to anything was "no worries." Well let me tell you, as a mom, I have constant worries!! And his new found, laid back attitude was more than I could take during his Christmas break at home. Well he's back at college having his own worries and I don't hear him say it quite as much!! I think I'll have send this to him, he'll get a kick out of it. Me thinks he'll like it even more if there's something green tucked inside!!!

Mailing Sweet Love

I know I'm going to get a gasp from some of you, but I NEVER turned my computer on yesterday!! And for that reason, I never scheduled my posts for today. You would think this would teach me a lesson to write up my posts as soon as the cards are completed, but noooooooo, why be organized?!!! Above is the fun sketch we have for you this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

And our fabulous sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies. I'm always thrilled when they are our sponsor. Take a moment and look around the shop at A Day for Daisies.  

Here's my card, using the beautiful image Mailing Love. Of course I first thought of Valentines Day but this image is perfect for other "occasions." Sure hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Crafty Sentiments - Include a heart
Crafty Boots Challenges - Hearts and Valentines
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - H is for ... (I went with hearts)
A Day for Daisies - All things Valentine-y

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge

Today is release day at Doodle Pantry as well as a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. The theme for this challenge is a sweet one, candy! Do you consider cotton candy to be candy? I sure hope so because that's the image I used, Cotton Candy Ants. This set happens to be free with purchase now thru the 25th of the month. And all the sets released today are 25% off, today only. Hurry up and fill your cart with some yummy fun and then join us at the Doodle Pantry Blog for this month's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge.

Christmas Wishes

It's time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas. Our theme for the next two weeks is Angels or Fairies. I used an image from one of our sponsors, A Day for Daisies, called Holiday Candy Fairy. I'm having fun still making Christmas cards. I even bought more Christmas paper too!! Like I really needed more!!! Hope you can join us at Holly Jolly Christmas over the next two weeks for some Angel/Fairy fun.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Clean and Simple Sea Critters

Looks like we'll be doing a lot of shoveling today!!! The snow is really coming down! Perfect for staying indoors and stamping. Hope you can because we have a really fun challenge for the CAS group over at The Outlawz...Sea Critters. I found this fun stamp set from Reverse Confetti that I haven't used in a while called Happy Harbor. I heat embossed both the sentiment and strip of silver anchors under the whale. So fun to create. Be sure and join us for some clean and simple fun over at The Outlawz.