Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gus Tidbits at My Age

Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you all doing well.  It has been a very busy week so I am looking forward to the weekend.

We are on Challenge #39 - Summer's Coming over at Creative Knockouts and our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.

The image that they gave me to use for this challenge is one of my favorite guy stamps.  Gus just makes me laugh.  This image is called  Gus Tidbits - At My Age.

Image: Bugaboo Stamps - Gus Tidbits - At My Age
Ink: Memento
Paper: Pacfic Point, Only Orange, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: small and large tag punch (SU), Martha Stewart punch, and corner punch (SU), Copics twine and gum drops.

Please hop on over to Creative Knockouts for Summer is Coming - boy this makes me excited.  What does this challenge inspire for you? I would love to come and see your work.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by :)


Good Morning! Yesterday we had nothing but rain, it sure is bring out the leaves and some flowers called Dandelions....bahahaha.  Today, I am off to physio for another exciting workout where my mom can giggle with me.

Our beautiful and very talented Tina is our hostess for this week over at 4 Crafty Chick!! She is going to take it easy on us this week. We are on Challenge #196  Anything Goes and it is also our Crazy Egg Challenge for the Month of May.  You have a fantastic chance of winning our Crazy Egg Badge.

My friend Darlene and her hubby celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary and I had fun breaking out this cute stamp that reminded me of young love.  It was fun to spend time creating this card for such a wonderful couple. Each one of our friends made something special. Helen made a cupcake tree and Leona picked up the gift certificates.  I truly hope they enjoyed there celebration. Congratulations to both of you.
Stamp: Kraftin Kimmie
Ink: Memento Black
Papers: Crumb Cake, blue
Accessories: gems, Copics

We would love it if you hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us your amazing creations this week.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

Have an amazing day!

This cute Siggy was made for me by my crafting pal Leanne at Banking On Crafts!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

No Stamping Zone

Good Morning! Hope your week has been a good one. I love seeing the sun lately and the warmer weather brings a smile to my face, even if it brings out those pesky mosquito's.

Are you ready to hear about a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks? Our wonderful hostess this week is our one and only Lori.  For challenge #195 she would like us to create with a NO STAMPING ZONE (no digi's, no stamps).

On Friday my mom took me to one of our craft stores near by to pick up some paper for printing digi but you know we just had to explore with my daughter. I was simply stumped with this challenge but while looking at die cuts an idea emerged, so of course I just had to buy the both die cuts below.

Here is my DT creation below.
Dies: Eliazbeth Craft Designs - Thanks, Cottage Cutz - Spring Tweetie, Copics (G03, G05)
Paper: Doodlebug - double sided card stock, whisper white, early espresso, so saffron and blue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons -  Challenge #77 - Things With Wings
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes

Come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to show us what NO STAMPIING ZONE inspires in you. My fellow chicks also have tons of inspiration for ya. I look forward to popping over to see your blog and what you create.

Thanks for sharing  this challenge with me.  Have an amazing week.

Adorable Cowgirl

Today, over at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #38, we would like you to SHOW OFF YOUR COLORING SKILLS. Each week I see so many people who have just crazy coloring skills.  Maybe someday I will be so lucky as to color like them and take a clear picture too.  Sorry if this picture is a little blurry, it just doesn't do justice to what I did.

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and I would like to thank them for the opportunity to create with Adorable Cowgirl.  I had a blast coloring this image and look forward to practicing my coloring skills some more. It is a clean and simple creation but hopefully I do the image justice.

Image: The Paper Shelter - Adorable Cowgirl
Accessories: Banner Framlit Dies, wood grain embossing folder, daubers, chocolate chip ink, button and ribbon
Face: E51, E11, E13, R21(lips &cheeks)
Hat, Boots, Belt: E31, E33, E35, R27
Shirt: B91, B93, B95, B97
Gloves: E37
Eyes: YG01
Hair: Y13, Y15, Y18

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Challenge #29 - Clean and Simple

Hop on over to Creative Knockouts and join us for Challenge #38.  My fellow DT's have rockin inspiration for you.  I look forward to coming and seeing your blog.

Have an amazing day! A smile is coming your way!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lots of Layers - Friends

Hello! Welcome back for my second post today! Do you love to use lots of layers or are you looking to go a little out of your crafting box, then this weeks challenge at Creative Knockouts is for you. We are on Challenge #37 and we are looking for LOTS OF LAYERS!!

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and they have given us awesome images to use.  My image is called Friendship. She was super fun to color up :) Loving this challenge of breaking out the layers.

Stamp: Crafty Sentiments - Friendships
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Pacific point
Accessories: two embossing folders, mini glue dots, black pearls, scallop punch and lacey oval spellbinder, dimensional, banner punch
Dress & Bow - B12, B14, B16
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Hair: Y13, Y15, Y18
Bear: E71, E74, E77
Bench: E35, E37, E39

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Digistamps4joy - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you at Creative Knockouts this week. Show us how you love to layer.

Thanks checking out my new card.  Have a fantastic day! Hugs


Good morning! I excited to bring you a new creation for 4 Crafty Chicks. This week I am the hostess and well we are looking for Desserts.  Sweets are sooo delicious and well are good at any time of year.

It was so much fun making this card.  Glitter was every where...but oh it was so much fun breaking it out and getting glitzy.  I used two punches both from Stampin Up, image & sentiment from Bugaboo,  copics and pattern paper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #177 - Anything Goes

If you are looking for more inspiration please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chick you won't be disappointed. I look forward to hopping over to your blog to see what you create.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for poppin in :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thanks For Being By My Side!

Good Morning! I am so excited to be sharing my new 4 Crafty Chicks DT card with you.  Our beautiful hostess, our one and only Tina has a mighty fine challenge for you this week.  We are on Challenge #193 where Tina would like us to use Flowers.

My fellow DT's are so talented with using flowers on their creations, I bow down to them.  Me well I find it a little hard so I used flowers in a vase. This lovely image is by From Your Heart Stamps and the sentiment is from another image by this very talented company.

Stamp: Digi by From The Heart Stamps: Mixed Bouquets and Rainy Day Bird Brains.
Paper: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delights and Whisper White
Accessories: oval spellbinders, baby ??, punches, dazzling diamonds, embossing folder and basic black pen,

I can't wait to see all of the gorgeous creation with flowers on them.  Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks for more inspiration and to share with us your creations.

Have an amazing week and please remember to smile.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


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Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am super excited to be sharing my new DT card for Cards Galore Encore Challenge.  A little business first. If you would like to be part of our Design Team please put DT behind your name when linking up your project.  Onto our challenge.

We are on Challenge #5 for the month of May and it is an easy one "ANYTHING GOES".  Our lovely sponsor this month is Blue Moon Creations.  The prize this month will be..... 3 months of club membership (includes one newsletter, 9 digital images, 3 go to sketches).

I was given this image to use on my card. It is a neat sentiment which I believe means love in several different languages.  I decided to make it clean and simple. Layering the sentiment with black, using red ribbon, then a honey comb embossing folder, and then layering with red paper again. The pearls highlight the sentiment even more.  Thank you Blue Moon Creations for giving me this image to use.

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 I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you at Cards Galore Encore Challenge! Show us what our ANYTHING GOES challenge inspires in you. It would be a blast to hop on over to see you inspiring creations! 
Have a great week, I look forward to seeing what you create.

Till next time, keep smiling :)

Bella Bride Sassy

Hi everyone! I have been in my crafting room quite a bit lately trying to get ahead on some Design Team projects. My creative mojo is starting to come back so that is awesome.  Today, I am very excited to show you my new creation for Creative Knockouts!  I was very excited to use this stunning image by our Sponsor this week Sassy Studio Designs.  This very cute and elegant image they gave me to use is called Bella Bride Sassy.  She was truly so much fun to work with.

Our Challenge #35 - is Flowers Galore! Now if I was being honest for some reason I find putting flowers on a card super hard.  I love the look when other crafter's do it but this challenge had me really working out of my comfort zone.  Honestly, my flowers were going to be the ones on the image but my friend Leanne told me break out the flowers you got and get them on there.  I will tell you how...LOL.  That she did and I must say it turned out pretty good.  Thanks for boosting my confidence.  Other than that it is really a clean and simple design with a touch of texture.
Image: Bella Bride Sassy - Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Flowers, pop up dots, leaves, embossing folder
Eyes: B00, B12, B16
Flowers: R21, R22, R27, R29
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Hair: E53, E57, E59, E47
Dress: C00

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Craft-room Challenge - Roses and Romance (roses on dress, hair, bouquet and big roses)
Inky Impressions Challenge #157 - Anything Goes

We would love it if you hopped on over to Creative Knockouts and wow us with your Flowers Galore creations. My fellow DT's have some more awesome inspiration for you to see too.

Have an fantastic week! Happy Crafting :)

Paper Piecing at 4 Crafty Chicks and Guest Designer Call

Good, Good Morning to you! Can you believe it is already May 1st? I sure can't. I must have blinked and missed April. Oh boy! that means baseball and soccer fields will be very busy soon. I am looking forward to seeing some flowers soon and leaves coming out on the trees.

We are having a Guest Designer Call for the Months of June, July and August. If you are interested please put your GDT behind your name on your entry.

Our beautiful hostess this week is our one and only Leanne! For Challenge #192 she would like us to Paper Piece on our images.

My image below is paper pieced on her dress and shoes with pattern paper.  It has been quite a while since I have done this but was excited to give it a whirl once again.

Stamp: Sweet heart Birgitta - Swiss Pixie CC. Designs
Paper: pattern paper, rich razzleberry, pool party, whisper white
Accessories: 3 punches, pearls
E51, E11, E13, Y13, Y15, Y18, C00

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #16 - anything Goes

Please come on out and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Paper Piecing Challenge.  It will be a blast to see what this challenge inspires in you.  If you are interested in being a Guest Designer with us please remember to put GDT behind your name.