Friday, April 15, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's April Digi Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the our April digital blog hop!! If you have arrived here from Janiel's Blog you are in the correct place. Otherwise please start at the beginning from the DigiBell Blog.
Here is the brand new long awaited image called Toot Toot!!

When I first saw this image I immediately thought of Christmas... as a child I recall my Mom telling me that she and her siblings had a train going around their Christmas tree that my grandparents would put out each year. Then as my sister and I got a little older she got a super cute and sweet Precious Moments train that went around our Christmas tree each year.
I decided to create a birthday card instead for a friend's little one.

Want to have this image for FREE? All you need to do is be sure to hop to all the blogs and leave a comment on each one. Two blogs at random will pick the winner from the comments. The winners will be revealed on the DigiBells Blog on April 22nd.

The second way to win will be to do the hop and leave comments but also to create a card and post it to the DigiBell Blog. The theme is to Use Your Favorite Elisabeth Bell Image.
This too will also end on April 22nd at 9PM Arizona time. The winner will be posted to the DigiBell Blog the next morning.

Now, you must continue on with the hop to visit Lorraine's Blog!!

In case you get lost along the way I have the hop listed below:

Digi Bell Blog
Mary Lou Schroeder
Patricia Soldenhoff
Renkata Pacheva
Lynda Nielson
Janiel Corley
Jodi-Ann Lee (You're HERE!!)
Lorraine Nakasone
Lilian Tan
Lisa Futch
Kathy Page
DigiBell Blog

It's all about the Paper...

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a wonderful weekend, I know I am. Things have been pretty hectic and I am looking and hoping to get a nice long sleep tonight.
Let's get on with today's Copic Creations Challenge.... this week the team were sponsored with such beautiful papers from The Paper Temptress. All of us at Copic Creations love our copics and also love to stick to our favorite cardstock to color on.
I must admit that I have always been coloring in Neenah Card stock and love it!! But this card I created here was made with Cryogen White Iridescent Card stock from The Paper Temptress and I found it to be really smooth, absorbs well if you color heavy and it also has a little shimmer to it too!!
All the paper here is from the same company. The black card is made with Epic Black Classic Columns, as well as Mt. Rose Glimmer, and Green Ruche which shows a threadlike texture.
The images I've used is called Tulip Birgitta and Swiss Pixie Spring Bench. I also used the cloud die from CC Designs and made them with felt.
We'd like to see your awesome creations using your copics and share with us what your favorite cardstock is. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ready For Spring and Easter?

Just the other day my 3 year old niece and I were talking on the phone about getting ready for Easter. The first thing out of her mouth was aunty Easter is in 2 weeks.... Oh boy! I really didn't realize Easter was just around the corner. I know there's still time for me to create some treats and little baskets but as you all know these things take time and planning.
One thing that I wanted to create for a while but only had the opportunity to do now is this adorable watering can. Today the challenge for Flutterby Wednesday is to create with pastels, and the challenge for All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is to create this watering can.
The image I used is called Tulip Monkey and the sentiment on the back of the watering can is from Stampin' Up.
You will have one week to participate in both challenges and be sure to check out both of them as there are wonderful prizes to be won too!!
Stay tuned for Friday April 15th where we reveal the latest digital release from Elisabeth Bell!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Home Tweet Home

Hey there!! Time for a fun and new challenge with Sassy Cheryl's!! Well, Spring has sprung in some areas of the world with it's beautiful flowers, and soon the Easter bunny will make his way to hide those eggs! But before all of that, we must prepare with a Spring Challenge!! That's right all you need to do this week is THINK SPRING!!
I just thought this was a cute, sweet and fun image for Spring!! Gotta love that adorable Easter bunny at the bottom of the birdhouse. The image is called Home Tweet Home.
I wanted to have a little fun with my cards so I added a little pocket on the side and inserted a Happy Easter tag for the recipient. I love that this paper I used came with pre-made tags!! You'll have a week to join the fun!! Have a great day!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lilypad Dreams

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I hope all of you are enjoying the start of a new work week!! Have all of you enjoyed the latest releases from Belles n' Whistles last week? I just loved both the Sweet Art Girls and Fairy Friends Collections!! Today brings us to a new challenge for Belles n' Whistles and this allows me to have more fun with these stamps!! Our challenge for you this week is to use BLUE, GREEN and WHITE.
I've never used this color combo for an entire card and I must say that I loved them together!! It was sooo much fun! The image I chose is called Lilypad Dreams. Doesn't she look so sweet and peaceful. When I create, I love to use glitter and these fairies are the perfect image for it. Basically, I used glitter on her wings, the punched white butterflies, and around the image itself.
Don't forget that a new challenge will begin every other Monday, we will accept all new cards and creations for the current challenge and only images created by Elisabeth Bell are accepted and will qualify for prizes. I can't wait to see what all of you will bring to this challenge!! Enjoy the day!

Sweet and White

It's Monday and that means it's time for a new Greeting Card Challenge with The Outlawz!! The challenge is for you to create a card where at least 50% of the entire card is white. I think this technique has to be one of my top 5 favorites just because it really showcases the image and it's fun to create with papers and embellishments that are all the same color.
The image I chose is called Little Lolli, she from one of the latest releases in April with All That Scraps.
There are really awesome prizes for the winners of these challenges at The Outlawz you really just don't want to miss out!! All you need to do to have a chance at winning is simply participate in any challenge of your choice. There are prizes from Oozak and Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! Head over to the main page for all of the details!! Good luck!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Belles n' Whistles Blog hop Winner!!

Hello everyone!! Thank you for joining us in this hop!! The winner of a FREE stamp from my blog is Judi (Judi's Craft Corner)!!

Please email me!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Art Girls and Fairy Friends Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Belles n' Whistles Sweet Art Girls and Fairy Friends blog hop!!


It's been a while since we had a NEW release but we are eager and excited to share it all with you! If you have arrived from Anki's Blog you are in the correct place, if not, please start at the beginning from the Belles n' Whistles Blog.
Have you been enjoying the blog hop so far? Can you believe there are 16 images for the entire release!! I bet you just have to have them all like I do!
This first card was created using a Sweet Art image called Little Friend.

The next card was created using an image called Fairy Wishes.



All of the images will be available for purchase as of today Wednesday April 6th.
Would you like to win a stamp of your very own? Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs in this hop and a winner will be chosen from each blog. The winner will then be able to choose from one of the stamps that have been highlighted on that particular blog.
Be sure to also leave a comment on the Belles n' Whistles Blog as ONE winner will receive a $65 Gift Certificate to the store!!
The winners will be announced on Friday April 8th!!

Let's continue on with the excitement by heading over to Vicki's Blog!!

In case you get lost along the way I've listed the hop below:

Lynda
Iris
Lils
Elise
Aud
Kathrin
Anki
Jodi (You are here!)
Vicki
Gini
Kathy

The Bold and The Beautiful

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No, not the soap opera... it's our challenge for all of you this week at Sassy Cheryl's! The challenge this week is to create with Bold and Bright Colors. I think right now most of us have been creating cards with pastel colors so this is always a nice break.
This image I chose is called Funky Watering Can with Flowers. This was a fun image to color and one that I know I'd use for any occasion. Have you seen the latest images? Oh they are too cute, I know I need to get them! Be sure to go to the store and get them now!!

Spring Is In The Air

Can you believe we are already getting ready to celebrate Easter very soon? Time really just flew by since we celebrated the start of a new year. This month's challenge is SPRING! That means you are able to create anything with this theme. Crissy has created the cutest and sweetest digital images just perfect for the challenge. The image I have used is called Bunny with Flowers.
I love that he can be used for Easter but also for any other occasion. Be sure to get your new digital images from Crissy at Whimsy Stamps! Don't forget that you don't have to use an image created by Crissy, you can use any other image and still be included in the draw for the prize which happens to be 5 digital images!! But if you use an image from Crissy you will be added to the drawing twice. You can also participate in only up to 3 entries with each challenge per month otherwise your entries could be deleted.
Be sure to upload you creation on this posting HERE. Have a great day!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY ALL THAT SCRAPS!!

If you have arrived here from Jay Jay's Blog you are in the correct place, otherwise please start at the beginning from the All That Scraps Blog.
Christine started to sell her stamps exactly 4 years ago on this day and what better way to celebrate this joyfull day then with a bloghop of our Entire Design Team!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ALL THAT SCRAPS AND CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE!!

In honor of this celebration, I have created a card using one of the latest stamps from CC Designs called Cupcake Birgitta, and used a sentiment from the new Amy R set called It's Your Birthday.

Well it wouldn't be a celebration without a special surprise gift... yes there is a $25 gift certificate for someone who leaves a comment on each of the DT blogs and the ATS blog!! Is that awesome or what!
Good luck to all of you, now you must head on over to visit Mandi's Blog!!

If you get lost along the way I have listed the entire blog hop below:

Help For Japan

Hello blogland! From today until April 10th there is a blog hop to raise money for the victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


Crissy Armstrong has created special digital images for this special occasion where all of the money raised will be donated. They are available at Whimsy Stamps.
Thanks for your visit!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ATS April Sneak Peeks: New Dies!!

It's the weekend! YAY! My favorite part of the week, hee hee! To
day is the last day of sneak peeks with All That Scraps and we
are featuring some new dies from CC Designs. They are Clouds, Parentheses, Label Tag 1 and Banner Strips.
Here's the card I created using some of the latest dies. The image is called Tulip Monkey, and the sentiment set called All About You will also be released on Sunday April 3rd. When creating my card I wanted to be sure to use as many of the new dies, they are Clouds, Parenthesis and Tag1. For the clouds I thought it would be fun to create them out of felt, looks a bit more realistic.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all of these new stamps and dies as much
as I had when creating with them. If you'd like to have a chance at winning these dies, be sure to head to this post HERE.

We'll also be having a blog hop on Monday with All That Scraps!! It's to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of when All That Scraps began!! Hope you'll stop by then!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Favorite Techniques

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Happy Aloha Friday, and Happy Birthday to my Mom!! Can you believe it's April? It sure feels like we just celebrated Christmas not too long ago. Well the first of the month means it's time for a new challenge with Copic Creations! The theme today is your Favorite Technique. Out of all of the techniques we have used for our challenges, which one is your favorite?
I have many favorites but this time I went with Feather Blending. It's a challenge for me so I thought I'd try it out again.
This challenge the Design Team were sponsored with stamps from Crafty Secrets. The set I used is called Wizard of Oz. I just fell in love with this cute scene of Dorothy and Toto, then I had to add that sweet sentiment to match!
You've got 2 weeks to join in the fun, can't wait to see what you'll create!! Enjoy the day! =)

Inside Out

It's time to create a Christmas card with Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!! I am really loving all of these challenges and hope you are too! Our challenge is to decorate the Inside and Outside of your card. This week the design team was sponsored with digital images from Pink Cat Studio!! The image I used is called Birds Make A Christmas Cupcake.
I usually don't create something for the inside of my card but I realize that this really ties everything together nicely. I used to think that it would take too much of my time to decorate the inside but it's really simple. I just felt that adding a few papers to match the front, and a sentiment did the job.
We've got some cute and creative cards made by the design team, so head on over to check them out!! I hope you'll join us this week and find it as much fun as I did. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

ATS April Sneak Peeks: Sweet November

Today at All That Scraps we are featuring the NEW and cute images from Sweet November! The image I used is called Penelope and Fibonacci, I love how each little friend in this line of Sweet November stamps have a name.
I think Penelope is adorable with that cute snail and mushroom for her umbrella! I have also added some crystal lacquer to the shell of Fibonacci (the snail).

There are 2 more sets of stamps in this April's Sweet November release and if you'd like to win a set, be sure to leave your name and link in this posting HERE. Otherwise they will be available on April 3rd.
Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fluttering By with ATS April Sneak Peeks!!

Happy hump day and welcome to a week of sneak peeks with All That Scraps and a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday!! This week and next week are very busy ones for me since I have lots to post and share with all of you from just about all of my Design Teams! (hope you'll come back to see them all).
First, this week's challenge with Flutterby Wednesday is to create with both Buttons and Bows on your card. So I have incorporated the challenge with my sneak peek from All That Scraps using these NEW April stamps and dies called Tulip Birgitta, Spring Bench, Amy R's All About You sentiment set and cloud die. Don't you just love these adorable stamps, I just can't get enough of them!
All of these stamps will be available for purchase on April but if you'd like to have a chance at winning any of them head on over to this post HERE and HERE. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that this entire week is sneak peek week with ATS!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hippity-Hop

Are you loving all of the cute and new Easter images Sassy Cheryl has released these past few weeks, I know I am! Here is another adorable one called The Zippity Bunny. One of the great things about Easter this year is that it's late April, this will hopefully give me lots of time to create cards and little treats for my friends, and family.
Our challenge for you this week with Sassy Cheryl is this wonderful sketch created by Tracy. I love working with sketches, it's one less thing to think about after coloring an image.
Not only do we have this challenge for you but every Tuesday we also have Color Me Tuesdays where the winning card will be the model card for that image in the store!! We've also got Show Me Thursdays where you take a photo of your craft room or desk to show us what you are currently working on. Last but not least, we have a Guessing Game on Fridays! All you need to do is guess what image was the most popular the week before and you could win it FREE!! So now that we've pretty much got your week covered at Sassy Cheryl's I hope you'll join us for ALL the fun!! Have a great day!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Merry Go!

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If you're like me, you are going to love this week's challenge with Belles n' Whistles!! Our theme this week is Sparkle, Glitter and Shine! I can always find a way to use glitter on just about any card I create, so this was easy and fun for me.
I thought this adorable image from Belles n' Whistles was just perfect for all that glitter, it's called A Merry-Go.
I'm not sure you can see it but if you look closely you will see that I have added glitter to the border of the image, parts of the horse, and to all of the hearts on the card. Each of those hearts were punched out from a Martha Stewart border punch in red and yellow and then I added some stickles to them.
Doesn't this remind you of being at a carnival, so much fun! Remember that you can use any image illustrated by Elisabeth Bell and you'll have 2 weeks to participate. Thanks for your visit!! =)

Hey Precious!

I hope all of you had a great weekend, I sure did! I spent a few hours with a group of wonderful crafting friends and celebrated a friend's birthday with a surprise lunch. But now we are back to another Monday and the start of a new work week.
The card below uses an image that I have not used in a really long time, this happens to be one of my Precious Moments stamps that have never seen ink in years.
This week the Monday Greeting Card challenge with The Outlawz is the theme of March Madness... we want to see either your favorite image, color or sentiment on your creation. So I chose my favorite line of stamps, precious moments. It was a difficult decision since I have so many favorites. I've also used my favorite color pink.
Don't forget that you could win a $50 gift certificate to Oozak for the entire month of March, just as long as you participate in any challenge this month. This is a really great prize and something even I wouldn't pass up if I could play. LOL!
This week's challenge is again sponsored by Susana of SCACD, for a $20 GC! Hope you'll join the fun!! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Angel Tilda

I know most of us are not ready for Christmas to be here anytime soon, but have some of you been creating your holiday cards? This week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long the design team have been sponsored by Perfect Presentation and have created with their templates.
The template I have used here is called Pop n' Top. It's a cube shaped box that remains hinged in the back so the lid stays connected to the box.
It also has a diagonal decorative edge to both sides of the box. The theme of this week's challenge is to create a card or project by stamping your own background paper. So I decided to bring out a very old and retired Stampin' Up! set called Merry. I used a pair of mittens and some snowflakes.
Here's the box opened so you can see what I mean by the diagonal sides and the hinged back.
Last and of course not least, I have used an adorable image from Magnolia's Merry Little Christmas Collection called Angel Tilda. She was the perfect size to accent the box. I hope that you'll join us for a little 3D fun!! Enjoy the day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girls Rock!

I'm so happy it's Thursday because tomorrow's a holiday for me! I am in need of some sleep. Once in a while I have a chance to create something that is not for any of my design teams and this happens to be one of them. I created this card for a friend's niece...hope she likes it!
He says she is now into a little punk rock, so I thought this was perfect for her. I love pink and brown together but I also love pink and black together. The image I used is called Rock Chick and she is a Kenny K image I got from All That Scraps.
Of course I had to add some stitching on my card but since it's a cute little punk rocker, I thought adding bling was the perfect embellishment too. I hope all of you who have the day off tomorrow make the best of it!! Thanks for stopping by!! =)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Girl

This week seems to be going by pretty quickly, happy hump day to all of you! It's time for a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday! It's an open challenge so that means you can use any image just be sure to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. The image I have here is a new one from CC Designs called Swiss Pixie Birthday Gretel, isn't she sweet!
She is available for purchase now along with the CC Balloon cutters that I've used on the right side of my card, and Amy R's It's Your Birthday Sentiments.
I love this month's ATS release, it's perfect for all my birthday creation needs. The Spellbinders and twine can be found at the store too! Can't wait to see all of your creations this week, have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Things Are Lookin' Up!

Are you ready for Spring? Here at Sassy Cheryl's we are all ready for Spring with these cute, fun and new images!! This week our theme is to use something new. So besides using a new image called The Flower Pot Bunny, I used a new scalloped square spellbinder around my image.
I also wanted to try out a sketch challenge and went with one from Sketch Saturday.
Here's a closer look at the sentiment and that pretty glittered paper just for Easter. I found it at Susana's Store. Thanks for looking in, hope you have a great day!!

ATS March Review Previews

Hey there, today is review preview day with All That Scraps and we are featuring cards using the releases from the month of March. I wanted to try a different way of card making so I did absolutely no coloring on my image. I simply stamped my image called Cupcake Birgitta into some purple ink.
I really never thought I'd post a card without ever using my copics, it was hard believe me! LOL! I've also used my CC Balloon Cutters, twine, spellbinders and Amy R's Birthday sentiments which were all released this month. I think I am going back to coloring, I miss my copics! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

It's Monday and I hope it's a great day to start off your work week!! Today is a new challenge with The Outlawz and the theme this week is "Let's Hear It For The Boys!" Most of us don't make many cards for the boys/men in our lives so this is the perfect time to do just that.
So here's what I created using a stamp set from The Greeting Farm called My Guy Ian that you can get from All That Scraps. I initially created this card to be for something all occasion but later used it to give to my hubby's cousin for his birthday... see how handy creating cards are! =)
I did some stitching with my sewing machine, added some stars and used my ric rac die cutter from CC Designs. The sentiment comes along with the stamp set.
Are you up for the challenge? We can't wait to see what you'll create! Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

This has been a nice relaxing week for me since I've been on vacation, it was too short and I wish I had another week!! I've been having so much fun creating and coloring and want to share a card I created for my parents who celebrated their wedding anniversary on St. Patrick's Day.
I have been wanting to create a white on white card for a while and felt this was the perfect opportunity for it. I also love these adorable Lily of The Valley stamps and finally had a chance to ink up this sweet couple called I Do!! Easel cards are pretty and fun too!!
Here's a close up of the sentiment which comes from another Lily of the Valley image called Together Forever. You can also see that I have embossed the paper with my cuttlebug folder, use my spellbinders to accent the sentiment and glittered the edges too!
Here's what the card looks like from a frontal view. I love the pretty pinks against the white!!
Lastly, a photo of the celebrated couple and a close up of the details. I added some stickles to her veil, the roses, and around the image. Behind the image I added a paper doily and accented the top with a white satin bow. The corners were embellished with clear dew drops. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad, wishing you many many more years of marital bliss!! Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoy the weekend!! =)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's March Digi Blog Hop: Pati's Kisses

Hello and welcome to Elisabeth Bell's March Digital blog hop! If you have arrived here from Kiki's blog you are in the right place, otherwise please start at the beginning at the DigiBell Blog. Are you loving this adorable sweetie called Pati's Kisses as much as the team and I do? Here's what I created with this cutie!
Would you like to have a chance at winning this image for your very own? TWO winners will be chosen just by leaving a comment on each of the DT member's blogs. The next way will be to make a card using an Elisabeth Bell image with a Hugs and Kisses theme and post it on the digi bell blog. All winners will be chosen and posted on the DigiBell Blog the morning of March 26.
Now, head over to Lilian's Blog!! I have attached a blog hop list below in case you get lost, Have Fun!!


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