Monday, February 28, 2011

Woodware USA - Anything Goes Challenge #16

Today, our challenge at Woodware USA is Anything Goes!! That's a fun one, so let your imagination run wild!! And, please peruse the Woodware USA store...all orders are 15% off...I know a bargain when I see one!! If you need more details and want to upload your card, visit HERE. On to the pertinent details of my card!
Card Details:
Stamps: Floral Frames by Woodware USA
Paper: Sultry by Basic Grey; Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Organdy ribbon; Basic Grey rubons;
Martha Stewart ribbon; unknown charm

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sensational Saturday - Inside Out

Are you ready for the weekend? It's been a long week here, fraught with more computer issues. So, please forgive my lack of commenting this week. My computer has almost been thrown out the window several times this week!

On to better things! This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is to make an inside out card. This is actually my second card because the first one just wouldn't come together. However, I am pleased with this one as I feel the inside and outside are opposite images of the other. The wonderful image is called Decorative Cross from Sugar Creek Hollow, and I kept the design simple by only using white, black and gray paper to highlight it!

We would love to have you join us this week. Please visit the blog HERE for more details and to upload your card!

Card Details:
Stamps: Decorative Cross by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: My Mind's Eye Meadowlark DSP; Black, White, and
Basic Gray cardstock by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Silver pen; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder;
ribbon; prima flowers; brad

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FBW143 You Sparkle

Hello my fellow butterfly lovers!! I have a new stamp and new papers to share with you today!! I have this awesome set from my most favorite Flutterbyer -- Danni! The set is from The Angel Company, and it is just precious! The papers are ones that I bought at the beach this weekend by Prima, and they are darling!! They are really muted, so I had to insert some pink to jazz it up a bit!

Our challenge is open this week, and we would love for you to join us. Click HERE for more details and to upload your creation! Thank you for stopping by today!

Card Details:
Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: DSP by Prima; Kraft by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: EK Success punch; Martha Stewart punch and ribbon; Jolee's flowers; SU oval and scalloped oval punches; Copic markers; Spica glitter pens

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Day - Paper Pretties Whatnots, Tuesday Edition

2nd post today, please scroll down for Party Time Tuesdays post
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, or at least some of them! Today, we have some fun new digi images from ARTish for Paper Pretties. Little Bear Peep and Peeps Sheep are new today! That is the beauty of digital images...I can print out three sheep all different sizes!! I love being able to manipulate the sizes of digital images.

You can find more awesome samples of these digis on the Paper Pretties blog, and they are immediately available for purchase on the Paper Pretties site. Hop on over, and hopefully you can help this little bear find her lost sheep!

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Bear Peep and Peeps Sheep by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: My Mind's Eye DSP; Summer Sun and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Making Memories trim; CM circle cutter; SU rubons; Martha Stewart ribbon

PTT#4 Anything Goes

Happy Birthday! It is my friend's birthday today, but this isn't the card that I sent to her! And, isn't it actually George Washington's birthday today? I've made this birthday card for this week's challenge at Party Time Tuesdays -- PTT4, which is sponsored by Glitterbabe Greetings. She has some fun digis that you can purchase for download HERE. I have used butterflies and flowers, and it came out really well! I love Stef's stuff!! (say that 10 times fast!) If you would like to take part in our challenge, please upload your creation HERE. We'd love to have you join us!

Card Details:
Stamps: Butterflies and Flowers by Glitterbabe
Paper: Sultry by Basic Grey; Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Copic markers; SU ribbon; SU modern label and word window punches; Prima bling; Martha Stewart border punch

Monday, February 21, 2011

Woodware USA Challenge #15 - A shaped card

Sorry for the delay...serious computer woes. And, it is the strangest and most infuriating thing. I can't copy text or anything else without my computer freezing up! Try inserting an InLinkz code without being able to do that? I have to copy it down on paper and type it in. GRRRRRR!!

Enough of my woes!! Our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to make a shaped card! I had to use this fun stamp from Woodware USA called Bubble Butterflies. Well, the placing the jewels was a bit labor intensive, but it is a fun card! If you would like to join us this week, click HERE for more details! (and, yes, I had to hand type in all of these links...LOL!)
Card Details:
Stamps: Bubble Butterflies by Woodware USA
Paper: Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers for a bit of shading; assorted bling; Cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Sensational Saturday

Spring is definitely on my brain...I have been using butterflies like crazy lately!! This week at Sugar Creek Hollow our challenge is to use two bows and three buttons. I have used two different colors of crinkly ribbon and some assorted buttons from my basket! We would love to have you join us this HERE to upload your creation and get more details!

Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly and Flower by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: DSP by Graphic 45; Close to Cocoa and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Copic markers; cotton eyelet trim; Crinkly ribbon; buttons; Bow Easy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FBW142 I see Rainbows!

Put your sunglasses on for this bright creation!! Our challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday was to use either a rainbow or a rainbow of colors along with our butterflies, angels, or fairies. It was a challenge in that I had no rainbow paper or a rainbow stamp, so I improvised!! I had picked up this wonderful crinkly satin ribbon at Hobby Lobby, and it fit the bill perfectly.

If you would like to join us this week, just visit the Flutter By Wednesday blog for more details and to upload your card! We hope that you will join us!

Card Details:
Stamps: Mixed Greetings by Woodware USA
Paper: White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Yoyo Yellow, and Red Glitter paper by Stampin' Up
Ink: Real Red by SU
Accessories: Sizzix Bigz Die; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Paper Studio ribbon; SU circle punches; Nestabilities; green wire

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #3 - A Sketch

2nd post today -- scroll down for Paper Pretties
We have a sketch and a sponsor this week at Party Time Tuesdays! You won't want to miss the fun, so check out the blog HERE and come party with us! Our sponsor this week is Circle B Enterprises, and I am featuring the wonderful butterfly stickers from Jolees that they carry!! And, their prices and their shipping times are both amazing!! You won't believe how quickly your goodies will arrive at your door!

The sketch, created by Stacy, is below, and it was a fun one to work with. I rotated it a bit, and I omitted the flourish, but I think you will see the general idea. That is the beauty of sketches...they can be interpreted in many different ways! Join in the fun this week!

Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment from a Hobby Lobby set
Paper: Sweet Pea by Stampin Up; Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie by SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Jolees stickers; Prima flower; Martha Stewart border punch; May Arts ribbon

Paper Pretties Whatnots on Tuesday - Pierre and Earnest

Hello friends...we are back from a week off at Paper Pretties!! Our digi design team has two new images to share with you today -- Pierre and Earnest and Aaaaahhhhhh! You can find both of these images on the Paper Pretties website, so click HERE.

I knew as soon as I saw this image that I had to use my new pack of Basic Grey paper -- Wander -- for this card. It is fun paper, and this is a super fun image! My sentiment is computer-generated, but it is simply put.

I hope you will all have a splendid day today! See you later for my Party Time Tuesdays card!
Card Details:
Stamps: Pierre and Earnest by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Wander by Basic Grey; Basic Black and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: So Saffron for sponging
Accessories: Nestabilities; Copic markers; Making Memories brad; flowers; Ribbon; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Monday, February 14, 2011

Woodware Challenge #14 - Embossing

It's some wonky birthday fun here at Woodware USA!! Our challenge this week is to use embossing on our cards, either with embossing powder or with dry embossing with embossing folders. I chose the dry embossing route today.

I just love the wonky squares from Spellbinders, so I knew that they would work perfectly on my card today. The colors complement this fun paper from My Mind's Eye, and I thought the whimsy of the set Birthday Fun from Woodware USA would be the great combination! The sentiment is from another fabulous Woodware USA set -- Mixed Greetings.

If you like the sets featured in my card, please visit Woodware USA for a 15% discount on all orders. You cannot beat that!

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow, I will have both my Party Time Tuesdays card and my Paper Pretties Whatnots card. See you then!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

SCH - A Non-Traditional Valentine

I grew up loving Hallmark commercials...maybe that is why I am so drawn to cards! They have a new commercial for Valentine's Day, and their message is not just "I Love You", but "I Love US." I think that is brilliant. We sometimes forget to show our love and appreciation on other days besides Valentine's Day.

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is to create a non-traditional Valentine. If you would like to see other samples, gather more details, and participate with us, please visit HERE.

I just love this wonderful vintage dress that Tracy has added to the is also wonderful to be able to paper piece it! Thanks for stopping by today...have a marvelous weekend

Card Details:
Stamps: Ladies Frock Together and I Love You badge by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Basic Grey Euphoria; Stampin' Up So Saffron DSP and Kraft
Ink: Kraft for sponging edges
Accessories: Copic markers; Prima flowers; Hobby Lobby ribbon; SU corner and circle punches; Nestabilities

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FBW141 Fairy Friends

We made it...halfway through the week! Despite the fact that there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow, I'm going to remain optimistic because it will be in the high 50s/low 60s next week. Crazy weather, huh?

Valentine's Day is creeping around the corner. I can't believe all of the Valentine's Day cards that I have made of late...I am not sure I even know that many people!!

Our challenge this week at the Flutter By Wednesday challenge was to use at least three hearts in our creation, but don't forget to include a butterfly, fairy, or angel on your project. I had colored this image, and I wanted to use it for today's card, so I found a great sketch this week -- the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #103 -- and I went for it. The designer paper is by Stampin' Up, but I'm not sure of the name because it came in a pack of miscellaneous paper from someone. The cardstock that I used was Cougar White for the image, Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up. The image is called Fairy Friends by Paper Makeup, and the hearts are cut from a punch made by Creative Memories. You can join us in the challenge this week by uploading your card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Get Well Soon with Paper Pretties!

2nd post today...Please scroll down for my PTT post!

Paper Pretties is the monthly sponsor at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Since we have a one week hiatus from the Monday Whatnots at Paper Pretties, I thought, "why not create a card for this challenge?" Here she is in all of her splendor...this little lovely is by Victoria Case for Paper Pretties.

Card Details:

Stamps: Get Well Fairy Violet by Paper Pretties

Paper: My Mind's Eye designer paper; Daffodil Delight and Kraft by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Kraft ink

Accessories: Copic markers; Stickles; Nestabilities; Prima flowers; Making Memories fibers; Martha Stewart ribbon; EK Success border punch

PTT2 An Elegant Celebration!

Chandeliers are elegant. Red and black is an elegant color combination. We are having an elegant celebration over at Party Time Tuesdays this week. Our theme this week is a chandelier romance. Your card must include a chandelier and some element or theme of romance. Would you give your card to someone you loved? To upload your card and get further details, visit HERE.

Now, we also have a prize for you this week, so it is definitely worth it to play along with us! The prize is a wonderful Ippity set donated by Monica from Gardner's Basket.

What are you waiting for? Bust out the chandelier stamps, die cuts, papers, and have some fun! Come and join the party at Party Time Tuesdays!

Challenges entered:
Stamps: none
Paper: Lush and Meadow Lark from My Mind's Eye;
Basic Black and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Home Decor Cricut Solutions cartridge; SU black satin ribbon;
Nestabilities; Martha Stewart border punch

Monday, February 7, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps VIP Birthday Hop

This is my second blog hop today...please scroll down for the Woodware USA blog hop!

Paper Makeup Stamps is turning 2 years old! And to celebrate the occasion, they are having a super fun VIP blog hop with the theme "the things we love." The entire design team invited special crafters to play along in this hop, and I was so excited to be invited by my FBW team mate, Michelle Van Patten. To see everyone involved, please go back to the Paper Makeup Stamps company blog for a master list as well as to enter yourself to win a super fabulous prize!

Here is the master list:

Card Details:
Stamps: Billy and Bianca by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: DCWV designer paper; Pink Pirouette and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Pink Pirouette for sponging
Accessories: Prima bling stickers; Martha Stewart border punch; Nestabilities; EK Success corner punch; Copic markers

Woodware USA Blog Hop and Challenge #13

This just in -- 15% off all orders at Woodware minimum order!! Woohoo!!
Hi Woodware Fans!! We're having a fun hop today, and here is the set that is part of the prize that you could win (always like to throw lots of extra goodies in!!):

Some really easy rules to follow:
1. You don’t have to participate in challenge to be eligible for the blog hop prize.
2. You must visit all blogs and leave a comment.
3. You must visit the
Woodware USA site, pick your favorite Woodware USA set, and list it in your comment on the Woodware USA blog at the end of the hop
4. The blog hop will end Thursday at 8:00 pm EST with the announcement of the winner on Friday by 10:00 AM EST.
EASY PEASY, RIGHT? Now, if you have arrived from Kerry's blog, then you are in the right place. However, if you have not, and you would love to participate, start HERE. Your next stop will be to go to Piali's blog. Enjoy the hop, and don't forget to follow all the rules to win.
Card Details:
Stamps: Fancy Labels by Woodware USA
Paper: Lush and Meadow Lark by My Mind's Eye; Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; SU satin ribbon; Nestabilities; pearls

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SCH Sketch Challenge for YOU!!

It's another SENSATIONAL SATURDAY at Sugar Creek Hollow!! Today, we have a fabulous sketch challenge for you. We would love to have you join us this week. If you would like to play along, visit HERE for more details and to upload your card! The sketch is pictured below:
I moved my flourishes around a bit, but that is the beauty of interpreting a sketch is all up to you! I just love purples, and this card was really fun for me to make this week! The image is colored with Copics, and I used paper from a vintage pack by My Mind's Eye. The rhinestone flourishes are from Prima, and the scrunchy satin ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder and Nestabilities to round out the card!
Thanks for stopping by today! Please visit my team mates' blogs for even more information!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FBW140 Michelle Perkett Studio

We have a sponsor this week at the Flutter By Wednesday challenge -- Michelle Perkett Studio. I have long admired these wonderful images, but this is the first time that I have been able to play with them! Our challenge this week is an open one, but don't forget that your card must include a butterfly, angel, or fairy to be entered into the challenge! Visit HERE to enter your card and get all of the details!!
I couldn't resist breaking out the purples for this lovely image!! I hadn't played with Elegant Eggplant and Orchid Opulence in a while! I have used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #102. It's a beauty this week! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Lily, the fairy of enchantment by Michelle Perkett Studios; Very Versatile by Stampin' Up; Fabulous Frames by The Angel Company (TAC)
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP by Stampin' Up; Barely Banana, Elegant Eggplant, and Orchid Opulence by SU
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Copic markers; Stickles; Nestabilities; Martha Stewart ribbon

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Party Goes On!! PTT#1

2nd post--scroll down for Paper Pretties Whatnots Post
Party Time Tuesdays has found new life and a new owner! I'm so excited to be a "Party Planner" for this new team! I love the concept, and you are going to love that we now have sponsors and prizes for the upcoming year. And, today is no exception! For our first challenge with the new Party Time Tuesdays design team, we are fortunate to be sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. They have an amazing array of templates and full sheets of digital images. In addition, they also have excellent tutorials on their site to guide you through using these fun digital images! We would like for you to create a Valentine and/or cupcake themed card. Check out all of the details and enter your card HERE.
I kept my creation this week fairly simple to show you what you can do with these amazing images!! I have paper pieced the trees and built my own landscape -- all from Basic Grey papers. The sentiment is also from The Cutting Cafe, and you can find all of it HERE. It is a phenomenal value for $9.99. You won't believe what you get with that!!
Please check out my fellow DT members' blogs for some awesome projects!! Just look on my left sidebar! We hope that you will join us this week for our first, back in action, challenge!
Card Details:
Stamps: Fun with Valentine's Day by The Cutting Cafe
Paper: Porcelain and Euphoria by Basic Grey; Close to Cocoa and
Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; scissors (lots of cutting); Martha Stewart ribbon;
SU Word Window and Modern Label punch

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, Tuesday Edition--ConBEARsation Hearts!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! We made it through Monday! Well, at Paper Pretties, we like to continue on the fun of the Monday Whatnots to Tuesday! And, we have two new digital images by ARTish for you this week -- ConBEARsation Hearts and Betty. You can purchase them now in the Paper Pretties store!

I've made another shaped card for you today...I love to mix it up once in a while! This adorable bear was fun to color, and I wanted to make sure he had a fitting background to go with it. Top it off with a bow and a charm, and you have it made. Who wouldn't love to get some candy from this adorable little dude?

Stop by my fellow DT members' blogs and see what they have come up with this week. Thanks for stopping by today!!

Card Details:
Stamps: ConBEARsation Hearts by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: Sugar Rush by Basic Grey; Pretty in Pink by Stampin' UP
Ink: Pink Pirouette to sponge edges
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU satin ribbon; Bow Easy; charm