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


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


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!!

Merry Kissmas

The week sure flew by, I am sad since this is my last day on vacation from work. This week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we are creating cards with vellum. I have not used vellum in a really long time, so this was fun to be able to use it again.
This week the design team were sponsored with digital images from InStyle Stamps, this image is called Merry Kissmas. Isn't he a cute monkey! I stamped my sentiment onto vellum and layered it over solid cardstock so you could see it better. I've added some snowflakes and bling for fun. Have a great day, I will be back later tonight with a new adorable image from Elisabeth Bell!! See ya then!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Feelin' Lucky?

I can't believe we are already just about to celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, this year is flying by!! Today begins a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday, the theme is to create with the color green and to use a sketch created by Carly.
The image I used is called The Saint Bear and is from Sassy Cheryl's... I couldn't wait to color him up but wanted to save him for the right time.

Now is the time to create your St. Patrick's Day card if you haven't already done yet, can't wait to see your creations this week!! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Got the Blues?

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It's time for another challenge with Copic Creations!! This challenge is all about the blues, not the feeling, not the music but the color of course! The design team have created with images from Sugar Nellie and I decided to use one of my Gorjuss Girls.
I loved creating with the various shades of blues and had fun coloring her dress. The colors I used for her dress were not the usual copic colors I use. This time I used B26, B34 and B37. As I created my card I was able to use this new and pretty paper from My Mind's Eye called Hattie and also found a starfish charm that I thought matched the image. Lastly, I did some sewing around the edge of the image and on the base of the card.
I hope that you will join us for the challenge, it will be for the next 2 weeks!! Thanks for stopping by! =)

Nature Calls

Not that kind of "nature calls", LOL!! This week at Sassy Cheryl's our challenge is to create with the theme of Nature. As mentioned last week, Cheryl has created lots and lots of new and cute images... this is one of them and it's called The Nature Nap Boy. I hardly create cards for boys and thought I should have at least a few of them just in case I need one right away.
This was such a fun image to color and work with. Don't worry Cheryl has one of a girl as well! I hope you will join our challenge this week, there are so many wonderful images you can use in the store with this versatile theme! Wishing all of you a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Anything For Spring!!

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Today I am the host for the next 2 week challenge with Belles n' Whistles!! The challenge I have for you is to create with the theme of Anything For Spring!!
I love Spring and the pretty pastel colors so this was fun for me. The image I used is called Wishes, I picture her making a wish to bring lots of pretty flowers for Spring.
I am not usually one who creates with lavender but wanted to challenge myself a bit. Purple is my niece's favorite color and I plan to give this card to her for Easter. I hope she likes it!
Here are a few rules for the Belles n' Whistles challenge:
You can use any image illustrated by Elisabeth Bell, but in order to qualify for the prize you must use an image from Belles n' Whistles and upload your creation to our Gallery.
I can't wait to see what you'll come up with, come on over and join us!!
Have a great day!!

Animal Mania

Happy Monday everyone!! This week I am on vacation from work and hubby and decided not to go somewhere this time so I am going to take advantage of that by cleaning up and cleaning out my craftroom!! That is a huge project and I know all of you know what I mean. I'm excited to get it all cleaned out and a better set up but I just don't look forward to all that labor... LOL!!
Anyway today we have a new challenge for the Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards, the theme is Animals.
In case you haven't heard, we are calling it a Greeting card challenge and have the rule that you must include a sentiment on your card and to follow that week's theme.
The image I used here is from TGF and is called Oliver and Amelia Happy Day and can be bought HERE. I knew I wanted to use this adorable image for the animal card challenge because of how cute he and those animals are. I love the way he carries his little dinosaur!
This month Susana of SCACD will sponsor our winner with a $20 Gift Certificate to her store!!

Don't forget that if you participate in any of our challenges for the month of March, you are eligible to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Oozak!! You will find all the information on the home page HERE.
Hope you'll join us this week!! Have a great day!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Merry and Bright

Happy Aloha Friday!! I hope you had a chance to join us for last week's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge because this week we've got a new one for ya!! This week's challenge is a photo inspiration. The DT were sponsored by Dee Dee's Digis.
This image I used is called Merry and Bright. I just love how cute these penguins are!!
Here's the photo that we would like for you to use in this week's challenge. When I created my card I decided not to go with the color of the dress, so I went for the ruffles instead.
It's really hard too see in both photos but I have gathered a black grosgrain ribbon at the bottom of my card to resemble the ruffles from the dress. We'd love to see your take on the challenge too, can't wait to see what all of you create!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Daisy Inspiration

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Time for a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday! There were such beautiful creations from all of you with last week's challenge, thanks for joining us! This week we'd like to see your take on our photo inspiration challenge, be sure to also include either a butterfly, fairy or angel. Here's what I created.
The adorable image I used is called Bouquet Birgitta, she is from All That Scraps and can be found HERE.
I used the colors from the photo as well as the pretty daisies to accent my card. These daisies were created using the flower die from All That Scraps that can be found HERE.
I love creating with all of CC Designs images and have created with the latest release in my posting below this one. I hope all of you will join us again this week for more fun! Have a wonderful flutterby day!

Button It Up

It's Wednesday and that means time for a new challenge with All That Scraps Wednesday challenge! This week we'd like to see you create with any image from the ATS Store using buttons. Lately I have been on a kick with using buttons on my cards so this was the perfect challenge for me! LOL!
The image I used here is a new one that was released on Monday and is called Cupcake Birgitta, isn't she just adorable!! I have been waiting for such cute birthday images from CC Designs and hope to create lots of cards with them. The sentiment I used is also now available and was created by Amy R called It's Your Birthday and can be found HERE.
I haven't created a long card in a while and thought this would be the perfect time to do so. I hope you'll join us for this challenge, it's a fun and easy one!! We all must have a loose button somewhere right? Have a good one!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pink and White

Hey there!! Welcome to a new challenge with Sassy Cheryl's! Thank you to all of you who participated in Sassy Cheryl's Anniversary blog hop!! I have posted the winner from my blog at the end of this posting.
This week's challenge is to create using the color combo Pink and White, I was thrilled of course because I love pink!!
This image I have used is a new one from Cheryl and is called The Little Girl's Flower. Isn't she sweet!! Cheryl is really on a roll, and has created SOOO many new images that you just can't help but want to have them all!! If you want to get them like I did, head on over to the STORE!
I hope you'll join the fun, and don't forget to join us for Color Me Tuesdays and Show Me Thursday!!
My winner for the Anniversary blog hop is Linda C of Turtle in the Sand.

Monday, March 7, 2011

All Decked Out

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I have finally had a chance to join in one of Sassy Cheryl's fun challenges of the week!! This challenge is called Color Me Tuesday and happens once every week. I happen to be posting it on a Monday and made it in time!! You still have a chance to join in too!! The image I colored is called Decked out Easter Bunny.
I just thought he was sooo cute for Easter!! Love his sack of Easter eggs too!! Lately I have been back to sewing on my cards, I love the look of it and how it really adds a nice and special touch to the card. It's really fun and easy to sew on paper!
I hope all of you had a great time going through our Sassy Anniversary blog hop, we will be announcing the winners tomorrow!! Have a great one!!

Birthday Wishes

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I hope all of you are enjoying the challenges we have going on with the Outlawz Challenges, we have a new name for the Monday challenges and instead of Birthday Challenges we are now calling it Greeting Card Challenges.
This week the challenge is to create using Punches on your card. I know there are lots of you out there that have lots of punches to create with so bring them out and join us!! I decided to create with using my dies, I have lots of punches but wanted to use my dies this time.
This adorable image I used is a new one that is available for purchase today from All That Scraps, and is called Monkey Cupcake. Cute huh!!
He is available today as well as the rest of the adorable March sneak peeks from last week!!
What is the prize for the challenge you ask?? This week we have Susana from SCACD sponsoring a $20 Gift Certificate!! Well, anyone who participates in a challenge for the month of March will be eligible to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Oozak!! How awesome is that!! Hope you'll join us!!
I will be back with another post... see ya soon!

Tiffany Doodles Challenge Day!

It's Monday and also time for a new challenge with Tiffany Doodles!! That's right, every 7th of the month we have a new challenge for you. This month we have a photo inspiration challenge, and would love to see your take.
Here's what I've created using the digital image called Forsythia and Pussywillows. I went with using mostly pinks for my card.
You will have until March 21st to participate in the challenge. You can use any digital image for your card but if you use any image from Tiffany Doodles, you will have a chance at winning a better prize!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stitch It Up!

Whoo hoo!! The weekend is finally here! We are now into a new month and that means we have a new challenge for you at Sunday's With Crissy. This month's theme is stitching...this could be faux stitching or real sewing stitches. I used my sewing machine for the stitches on my card and used one of my favorite dog images called Doggie Pile.
I did some zigzag stitches around the base of my card and let the printed papers do the rest.
This month Crissy also has a ton of new adorable doggie images and other animals too!! You can check out this post HERE to view the images or head on over to Whimsy Stamps!
There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.
I hope you'll have a chance to join in the fun, remember you have the entire month to participate!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tiffany Doodles Spring Blog Hop!!

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Hey there!! Welcome to the Tiffany Doodles Easter Blog Hop!! If you have arrived here from Jill's Blog, you are in the right place, otherwise please start at the Tiffany Doodles blog. Our blog hop will run from March 4-6th where each DT member will be giving away a FREE digital image to a lucky commenter!
The theme of the hop is Spring, and I have created a card using the digital image I am giving away. This cute little guy is called Ducky Umbrella. I knew right away that I wanted to use bold colors even though our theme is Spring.

In order to qualify for winning this image you must comment on all of the blogs in the hop, and one lucky winner will be chosen from each DT blog. Our monthly challenge will begin on March 7th, stay tuned!!

Not only are we having this blog hop BUT we've got a great sale going on from now until March 31st! Be sure to head over to the store now to get all of your favorite images!
Now head on over to Joy's blog for more!

If you get lost on the hop, I have added a list below:

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