Sunday, November 27, 2016

Joyful Greetings

It's Sunday and time for a new Clean & Simple challenge at The Outlawz. With Christmas fast approaching, we are looking for yes, holiday cards but with a twist - all white and with 1 and only 1 red embellishment. I think I've pushed the envelope a little bit with this one as my red embellishment is red glitter paper! I did the die inlay technique using the Winter Trees die from Simon Says Stamp. I actually cut it out a third time from white glitter paper for the insides of the trees - made me think of snow. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the Joyful Greetings stamp set to be exact. Now it's your turn to join us for a fun CAS challenge over at The Outlawz.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hello Hello

Saturday means a new challenge at Catch the Bug, and this week we have a photo to pull your inspiration from. Gorgeous in all the oranges of fall!!!!

Here's my card using AKV Fall Wheelbarrow Kids. Yes, this was Bugaboo's freebie Friday last week. I had it printed but ran out of time to create with it last week so I ended up putting it to good use this challenge!! I can't get enough of the Perfectly Plaid Fall papers from Lawn Fawn, they work so wonderfully together! Now it's your turn to share with us what inspires you with the photo over at Catch the Bug.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Freebie Friday

Time for a darling Freebie Friday image from Bugaboo. I can't believe what few wedding images I've got!! That and new baby ones...YIKES!! I started with two papers in my scrap bin to inspire the color palette. I've definitely been using lots more aqua/teal these days too. The heart, after it was colored with Copic markers, got a bit of sparkle thanks to my wink of Stella pen. Head on over to Bugaboo to scoop up your Freebie Friday image!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!! I am so thankful today because my family is all together for a few days of togetherness! We picked Phillip up yesterday from college along with all his laundry!! Oh well, it's just good to have him home (I don't think little brother feels the same way though!!).

Here's my card to say Happy Turkey Day to all my friends. The adorable image is from Imagine That Digistamp and is called Lucky Turkey. He is such a sweetie, don't you think?!! Used several scraps on my card, something else I'm thankful for!!!  For more inspiration, check out Creative Playground to see what other design team members have created.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanks Snow Much

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the "Things With Wings" challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky. Doodle Pantry has so many fabulous winged creatures, it was difficult to narrow it down to just one!! I ended up using the adorable Snow Birdie for my card. Join in with some things with wings of your very own over at Fab 'n' Funky and maybe you'll be the winner of some Doodle Pantry goodness.



Welcome back to a new sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Another beaut that's for sure!!

Our sponsor for this two week challenge is Sami Stamps. Be sure and grab a cup of coffee or tea and have fun shopping. There's sure to be and image or two that you absolutely must have!!! 

Like this one, Rockin' My Christmas Sweater. And can you believe I added purple to my card?!!! I was inspired by the color combo of the Warm Heart paper pad by Reverse Confetti.  Yes, I flipped the sketch too plus added this sentiment from the set Candy Cane Ants by Doodle Pantry. Now it's your turn to create using our latest sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Monday, November 21, 2016

Festive Holiday Wishes

We have a new sketch for your to try your hand at from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  

Now for some reason I really struggled with my card...and I'm still not happy with it. I used the kit from My Favorite Things (for the first time, GASP!!) Snowflake Sparkle.  I know the kit is sold out but you can still purchase the stamp sets and dies featured in it. I arranged a variety of the snowflakes onto watercolor paper and heat embossed in white. Then I sponged some ink for an embossed resist. Always a fun technique. Now it's your turn to try out this latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Flying By to Say Hi

Well just like that, I'm finding myself behind once again with all my design team obligations!! I get over a broken thumb from last month and now battling pneumonia and flu!!! I'm desperate to get ahead of the game because we leave in a little over a week for a trip to Disney!!!!!

Okay, enough whining, time to reveal the latest  CAS challenge at The Outlawz --  "This week we celebrate Go for a Ride Day. To relieve the stress of the holidays, show us what vehicle your fun ride will be in."

I love flying so I decided on an airplane for my "vehicle." This is a pre-colored Doodle Pantry digi from the set Flying Hi. I know, I know, I have quite a few layers on this card but I'm still calling this clean and simple. What do you think?!!

Sure hope you can join us at The Outlawz this week for our latest CAS challenge.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Just Add Ink - just choose two (I used die cut and designer paper)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - anything that flies 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jingle all the Way

Instead of a horse drawing this sleigh, it's a cute pup!! This image, sentiment and paper comes from Imagine That Digistamp in a set called Christmas Sled. This might be the card going to our one bachelor friend, or a friend who has a sweet beagle pup...I can always make a second one and problem will be solved!! Check out the Creative Playground blog to see more inspiration from the other members of the Imagine That design team.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Troll

Bugaboo has a new release today!! And the newly released images are 50% off this week too so be sure and check 'em out! Today's image is Christmas that not adorable?!!! And perfect for the new trolls movie out (which I heard is fabulous!). What's great about trolls is you can make them any color you want...that's why mine is turquoise. Head on over to Catch the Bug to see what else other members of the Bugaboo design team created with this cutie!! Then head over to Bugaboo and pick up one of your very own.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Planes and Trains

Here's my card for the new CAS challenge over at The OutlawzNovember is both Aviation History Month and National Model Railroad Month so the challenge is a CAS project with either a plane or train on it. I was running short on time (and energy. This pneumonia is wearing me out!!!) so I went with the color version of a Doodle Pantry image, Railroad Memories. The strip of pattern paper is also from this set. I hope you can let your inner Clean & Simple goddess out and join us over at The Outlawz.

Challenges for my card include:
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS  
Stampin' Royalty - Masculine 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Live Laugh Love

Looks like I've taken a break from making Christmas cards!! We have a new challenge at Catch the Bug -- Going in Circles. I've had these 3 butterflies (Butterfly Live Laugh Love Trio by Bugaboo) printed off for some time now and this was the perfect challenge to use them on!! Kept it very simple, using a piece of pattern paper from the Perfectly Plaid pack by Lawn Fawn. Just added some stitching and black brads for a quick and easy card. Now it's your turn to share your creation with us at Catch the Bug, following the theme Going in Circles.

Let's Be Jolly

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge this week and it's a color challenge -- use coral on your Christmas project. I used from Doodle Pantry the digi set Antique Ornament, both the color version of the image and some digi paper. The sketch I found on Pinterest, a board I'm following with over 9,000 sketches!!!!!!! I think I'll be good for awhile when it comes to sketches!! Hope you can join the color challenge this week at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Angel With Birds

Today I want to share with you my card using the newly released Angel With Birds from Imagine That Digistamp. She is beautiful!! And I love that included in the set is a Thanksgiving angel as well. The dotted pattern paper is from scrap but the trees is from the Merry & Bright digi paper pack also from Imagine That Digistamp. Head on over to the Imagine That blog, Creative Playground to see more inspiration from the Design Team. When you're done there, head back to the Imagine That Digistamp store, this set and others newly released are on sale but only for a limited hurry!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sweet Merry Christmas

Here it is, a new sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Yep, you guessed it, I love it because I can use up some of my pattern paper scraps! 

And a reason I know YOU will want to play along is Bugaboo is our sponsor! There are so many fun images at Bugaboo, and you'll want to add to your collection!!

Like maybe this adorable Chimney Santa that I used on my card! I am such a fan of non-traditional holiday colors red, brown and black it is!!! Sure hope you can join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for our two week challenge. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Imagine That Digistamp New Release

Imagine That Digistamp is having a new release today of some A-dorable sets!! My card uses the sweet Lorie's Peppermint Mocha. Being a Starbucks addict, this set was a must for me to create with!! I sponged around the image while it was still in the the frame of white it leaves. Do you see the fun peppermint and snowflake pattern paper I used also? Well that also comes in the set!!! Now be sure and head over to the Creative Playground to see what else the DT created using this and other newly released sets. Get the new releases HERE at Imagine That Digistamp.

New Release at Bugaboo

Check out this cutie released today over at Bugaboo. Jodie always amazes me with her adorable images. And the new releases are on sale this week, 50% off, so be sure and head over to the Bugaboo shop and check 'em out. Once I got this cutie colored up with my copics, I found some scrap pattern papers and the great sketch challenge at Your Next Stamp. Perfect!

Monday, November 7, 2016


It's time for a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!! There are so many possibilities with this one! I'm so happy to be creating once again because I missed playing along with these sketches! 

Here's my card, using my liberties to flip the sketch to a portrait orientation. It fit my ornament (Vintage Ornaments from Reverse Confetti) so much better. The sentiment is from Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches. I added a few score lines and love the effect. I used, for the first time (YIKES!!), the Small Circle Burst die by Memory Box to allow some silver sparkle paper to pop through. I just might have to make a few more of these!! Sure hope you can join us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Merry Christmas

We have a new Clean & Simple challenge over at The Outlawz...we're going mythical this week. Think dragons, fairies, wizards, trolls, etc. Being the Christmas card making craze, I decided to go with the adorable Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy from Bugaboo

 I also decided to use the latest Stella Says Sketch from Catch the Bug. Yeah, I took the liberty to move my brads elsewhere!! Now I sure hope you can join us at The Outlawz for some clean and simple mythical fun!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Aud Sentiments - Cute + a sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Fairytale/Fantasy
Deep Ocean Challenges - Use Die Cuts or Punches

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Anything Goes

This is my second post for today so be sure and scroll down for more inspiration and fun.

We have a new challenge at Catch the Bug for this week...the favorite Anything Goes. I'm on a roll with Christmas cards so figured I'd make yet another! This Bugaboo image is the sweet Winters Fairy. I found an old Christmas paper pack and decided to start putting it to use. Join us at Catch the Bug with your Anything Goes creation.

Christmas Time

Yes, Christmas is fast approaching so our new challenge over at the Creative Playground is Christmas themed. A perfect way to build up your stash!! I couldn't resist using a favorite set of mine from Imagine That Digistamp, Christmas Owl. I also found a piece of digi paper from the Merry & Bright pack...perfect!! Be sure and check out Creative Playground for more inspiration from the Imagine That design team. Then get creative yourself and join us for some Christmas fun.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy Fall!

Yesterday our fall temps hit mid 70's! Not bad for the beginning of November! I couldn't resist playing with this sweet Imagine That Digi Stamp set Autumn. I printed the orange paper from the Fabulous Fall paper pack. As for the other two pieces of pattern guessed it, they're scraps! For more inspiration, check out what other members of the Imagine That Digi Stamp design team created on the blog, Creative Playground.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Let Us Adore Him

Welcome to a new month and a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. I'm so happy to be creating again but find myself a little behind on my Christmas cards. I couldn't resist using a holiday image from Doodle Pantry...there are so many to choose from too!! I went with Manger Lamb, the color version, along with two of the digital papers included in this set. One more card to add to my Christmas collection! Join us for our fun Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog.