Friday, February 25, 2011

Need A Recipe?

Hey everyone, are you ready for a new challenge with Elisabeth Bell's World? Well, this month is another fun one that involves a recipe! Technically we are looking for creations that are projects and not cards, I am under the weather and completely forgot about that. So here's what not to do... lol.
I created an easel card that displays my recipe which is lemonade. I am already thinking ahead to Summer. It's not my favorite time of year since it can get pretty hot during those months, but it will be here in no time.
If you'd like the recipe you can click the photo to enlarge it. Otherwise, drop me an email.
Should you join us for the challenge entries should be in by the 22nd of March 7PM Arizona time. Can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Wishes

It's a holiday for most of us here in the U.S., we are celebrating President's Day! I wish I were enjoying the weekend but I had gotten sick on Friday and feel horrible... having the chills, body aches and fever are no fun at all.
So I am going to keep this short since I need to get my rest.
We've got a new birthday challenge with the Outlawz, and our theme is to create a winter birthday card.
I've chose to work with a sweet and sexy image from TGF called Cheeky Xmas. Since I never had a chance to use her during the holidays, this seemed like the perfect time.
Hope you'll join us for the fun!! Have a great day... ok I'm off to bed!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's February Digi Blog Hop: Little Best Friends

Hey there!! Welcome to our blog hop featuring the latest adorable image from Elisabeth Bell called Little Best Friends!! If you have just arrived here you'll want to start at the beginning from the Digibell blog but if you have arrived from Kiki's blog you are in the right place!!

Here's what I created using this adorable and sweet image! This really reminds me of my sister and I at the beach when we were younger. Our parents would take us to the beach quite often and so we've built many sand castles and have great memories as a family!
Would you like to win this FREE image? There are 2 ways you could!! First, all you need to do is leave comments on each of the blogs and 2 winners will be chosen on February 25th (you have until 10 PM that day) and announced on February 26th.
The other way is to create a card using an Elisabeth Bell image with the theme of "Summer Time Fun" and posting it on this link HERE.
Would you like to join us as a Guest Designer? For more information, go to this post HERE!
If you get lost along the way with the blog hop, here is a list you can follow. Now head on over to see a wonderful creation by Lilian!! Thanks for your visit!

Janiel
Lynda
Kiki
Jodi
Lilian
Lisa
Patricia
Denise
Erin
Janneke
Marlena

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Rainbow of Colors

Happy hump day! It's been pretty busy for me in blogland, I've got lots to create and lots to share. This is my second posting today so please scroll down for the first one!! I used to be a designer for InStyle Stamps a couple of years ago and last year was invited back as a guest and this month I am back as a guest again!! The image here is called Flower Fence which I find great for making all occasion cards.
It's also time for a new Flutterby Wednesday challenge!! This week our theme is to use a rainbow or a rainbow of colors. I went for the rainbow of colors on my card. The pretty pastels make this such a cheerful Spring card. I've got more images to share from InStyle Stamps throughout the month, so stay tuned!!
I just wanted to give all of you a heads up for this Friday, with the new February digital image release from Elisabeth Bell, it's super super cute!! You won't want to miss it! =)

Tiffany Doodles: New Feathered Friends!

This week at Tiffany Doodles we have a new release of a variety of feathered friends. The image I used here on my card is called Cherry Blossom Warbler. Doesn't he look happy! I think this is my second time coloring one of the bird images, I used to feel really intimidated but it's not so bad after all.

If you've not tried coloring one of them yet, now is your chance. Head on over to the blog to see all of the other creations from the DT!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I hope all of you had a great Valentine's Day celebration! When most of us think about creating cards we don't really think about using things that can be reused. I try to but that definitely doesn't always happen. So that brings me to today's challenge with Sassy Cheryl's which is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
My card uses an image called Sassy Happiness...by the way you must head on over to the store now, Cheryl has some new images!! For the challenge I went with the approach of not buying anything new... so I stuck to reusing my printed papers and a ribbon that I received from a gift.
You can interpret the challenge any way you'd like and we want to see it!
Don't forget about Show Me Thursday and Color Me Tuesday! Hope you join us this week!! Have a great day!!

Warm Up With Copic Creations!

Are you ready for a new challenge with Copic Creations? The last challenge we did was create with cool colors but this time we are creating with warm colors!! The DT were sponsored with digital images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps and this image is called Summer Dog.
If you've never been to see Bugaboo digital stamps, and you love cute... head on over there now! Until then hope you'll join us for our 2 week challenge!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Love You This Much!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope all of you are having a great day today... be sure to make it known to your loved ones just how much you love them!! Let's get on with my post. Today's Belles n' Whistles challenge is to create a card using things you LOVE and to include a heart.
I love all kinds of craft items and colors but I really love pastels and pink!
This is a digital image from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection called I Love You This Much. Recently we've made changes to the challenges so now you are able to create with any image from Elisabeth from any company. You'll have 2 weeks to join us for this challenge, I can't wait to see what all of you come up with! Have a great day!! =)

Yee Haw!!

Hey there, happy Monday to ya'll! Have you headed on over to the Outlawz yet? Don't forget about all of those awesome prizes to be won, you'll have until February 16th to put your name in for a chance to win! Today's Birthday challenge with the Outlawz is a Western theme.
Since I have not used my The Greeting Farm images in such a long time, I thought this adorable Wild West Anya was perfect.
I love working with these TGF stamps, they're so cute!! Not only did I use a stamp from TGF but I have also used some western paper that was also created by TGF. I've had it for a while and only had a chance to use it today. So you'll have one week to join us for the fun! Stay tuned for my Valentine's Day posting! =)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

You're Invited to a Showdown!!

That's right, you're all invited to a showdown with The Outlawz Challenges!! To show our appreciation for your participation in our challenges, we've got some awesome prizes from our wonderful sponsors! This all begins today and you'll have 22 chances to WIN!!
Some of the sponsors include Oozak ($50 gift certificate), Susana's Custom Art and Card Design ($25 GC), All That Scraps ($15 GC) and Color Me Creative Classroom (Copic class of your choice) !! If this doesn't get you heading there right now...I don't know what will!! LOL!!
You'll have until February 16th to upload your link to the main page of the challenge site to qualify, good luck!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Luvin' Lavendar

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!! Today I'm sharing a card I created for Elisabeth Bell's Digital DT using a sweet image called Parasol. I initially thought this would only be appropriate for a baby shower but it could also be used for a Spring or Easter card.
Besides coloring the image I had fun creating the ribbon on the bottom of my card. For those of you who don't have a sewing machine, don't worry, I didn't sew the ribbon. It appears that way but it isn't. LOL!!
To create the gathered and sewn effect, I simply added one strip of tape across the bottom which holds the top of the ribbon. Little by little I gathered and pressed it on the tape.
Lastly I added a strip of designer paper to cover the top of the ribbon. Thanks for your visit today!

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Your Birthday!!

Happy Monday to you!! I hope all of you had a great weekend! Today and every Monday we've got a Birthday card challenge on the Outlawz site. This week's challenge is to create using a butterfly, fairy or an angel. I've not colored or created with a Magnolia stamp in so long but after seeing the latest You Are So Special Collection I couldn't resist!

The image here is called Congratulations Tilda. She really could be used for a number of special occasions.
I have also used a sketch from Friday Sketchers for my card!

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Have you heard about the Outlawz Challenges? Well they are very new to blogland and have been quickly rising up with the number of participants joining and playing along. Not only are there challenges, but there's also lots of tutorials from Copic Coloring to Flower Making!!

Hope you'll sign up with us and join all the FUN!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tiffany Doodles: LOVE


Hey there!! Today is challenge day with Tiffany Doodles and the theme is LOVE. There have been changes made to the challenges... instead of having them for a month, it's now going to be for 2 weeks. But, it will continue to be only once a month starting on the 7th.
For the challenge I went with an image called Strawberry Hearts. I love to eat strawberries but for some reason I also enjoy things with strawberries too.
After coloring the image with my copics, I wanted to add a little something to the strawberries so I used some crystal lacquer and added some diamond glaze glitter for fun. I hope that you have a chance to join us in the fun, don't forget that you could be the winner of some awesome digital images too!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

ATS Last Day of Sneak Peeks and some NEWS!

This is my 2nd posting, please scroll down for the first one!!

Today is the last day of the Februrary sneak peeks with All That Scraps, and the DT are sharing creations using Amy R's new Get Well sentiments set. I just had to use this image called Nurse Nora, she went perfectly well with the sentiment I used.
This set has such useful words and phrases, perfect especially if you don't know what to say in a card.
Want to win a set of your very own? Be sure to leave your name on this posting HERE!! Otherwise all of the February sneak peek items will be available for purchase on Monday February 7th!!

Onto my News!! I have been asked to be a designer/administrator for a new craft site called
The Outlawz Challenge!! It's very new to blogland but has been quickly filling up with loads of talented crafters who share their ideas, tutorials and more!!! If you have not been there or heard of it, be sure to sign up now!! There's lots of inspiration!! Hope to see all of you there!!

Love Is...

I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend, and gearing up for the superbowl!! Today's card I'm sharing with you was made for the February challenge for Sunday's with Crissy, this month the theme is LOVE! The images I have used for my card are new digital images drawn by Crissy Armstrong called Can I Kiss You and Sweet Sarah.
I had gone pretty wild with all the pink on the card but it was fun creating with it! One thing is you can hardly see the bouquet of red roses he is hiding behind his back.
Here's a better photo, I have also added some glitter to it for sparkle. Should you join us for the challenge, be sure to upload your card to this posting HERE. Enjoy and have a good one!! There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by Random.org 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 digi images 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. Enjoy and have a good one!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

ATS Sneak Peek: Celebrate!!

So what do you think about those new releases so far? Cute huh!! Today we continue with the February sneak peeks with All That Scraps and I've incorporated all new stamps and another new die! The stamps are the super cute Flower Kiki La Rue, and Little Tag Set. There's also a die cut that will cut out tags and flowers.
I rarely create in lavendar but since I found my Kaisercraft lavendar paper pad I had to use it! This was once my favorite color years and years ago but now I just can't resist pink!!
Here's a close up of the flower, I added some lavendar liquid pearls to the center and did the same to the flowers Kiki is holding, as well as the flower on her headband. Would you like to win a free set of these little tags and of Kiki? Be sure to check out the blog HERE for more details! All of the new releases will be available to you on Monday February 7th! Come back tomorrow for our last day of sneak peeks!! =)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kung Hee Fat Choy!!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!! Every year my grandparents take the entire family out for a Chinese new year lunch and this year we had lunch on Sunday and I decided to create some favors for the occasion. I made 30 take out boxes using my Sizzix XL die.

Since this year is the year of the rabbit I used my Sizzix Bigz Bunny. This bunny is from the Hello Kitty line of Sizzix dies. Isn't she cute!!
After piecing all of the boxes together and cutting and piecing the bunny I had baked almond cookies to fill in the boxes.
This was a really fun and easy project to do. I didn't do all of this in one weekend, I created a little each day and then baked everything the day before. Well, here's to a great year to all of you!! Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks from All That Scraps!! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ATS Sneak Peek: Swiss Pixies Flower Birgitta and Basket

Happy hump day everyone!! Today is sneak peek day #1 with All That Scraps! We are featuring new images from CC Designs, and the image I've used is called Flower Birgitta. Isn't she adorable!!
This image along with a cute and sweet basket will be available for purchase on Feb. 7th but if you would like to win your very own set, be sure to enter your name on this posting HERE!!
Here's a side view of the glittered wings and glittered flowers. We've got more sneak peeks ahead this week so be sure to stop by and see them all!! You could be the winner of all of these new releases!!

A Little Enchantment

I hope all of you are enjoying your day!! Today we begin a new challenge with Flutterby Wednesday!! This week it's an open challenge, so just be sure to use a butterfly, fairy or an angel on your card. The DT were sponsored with digital images created my Michelle Perkett.
The image I used here is called Lily the Enchantment Fairy. I just had to color her up in this beautiful green and of course had found some pretty Basic Grey papers to match.
This was just to show you the glittered wings and those pretty papers close up!! I hope you'll join in the fun this week!! Thanks for your visit today!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Keppin' It Cool

This is my second post of the day, please scroll down for the first!!

Hey there!! We are already onto our 2nd challenge of the year with Copic Creations!! I hope you had fun with the first challenge which was using something new. The challenge for the next 2 weeks is to create a card using Cool Colors. So I went for pastel colors and used lavendar and light blue.
This time, the team was sponsored by Lily of the Valley Stamps. They have the cutest and sweetest images of little boys and girls, I love it! This one here is called Mirror, Mirror.
I just had to use little white pearls for her necklace and also added some glitter to the mirror. Should you join us for the challenge, be sure to use the theme of "cool colors", and you'll have until February 14th to enter. I'll be back tomorrow, with a sneak peek from All That Scraps and more!! Have a great day!!

Time To Celebrate!!

Can you believe that we are already in the month of February? I can't believe how fast this year is going!! Well, we begin a new challenge with Sassy Cheryl's! The challenge this week is to create a birthday card!
I love making birthday cards because they are a happy occasion and you can use any color too!! You can use any image from the store, the one I used is called Birthday Lift. Be sure to head over for Color Me Tuesday and Show Me Thursday's too!!
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