Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This is another beautiful "Just Chillin" digi from Deedee, (badge to the right). I love this sketch which is the Monday Challenge.
Colored with Copics, shapes cut with Nestibilities, snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart, button is by Hobby Lobby, I used alot of stickles, DP is by DCWV, Sweets, ribbon is by American Crafts.
2 Challenges: Deedee's Monday Sketch Challenge and Simon Says: Celebrate, I made the card for my BFF to celebrate her friendship in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This Whimsical Cardinal is beautiful digi by Faith at Designed2Delight, (badge to her blog and store on the right) this is part of her progressive challenge, its fun to play along and see all the creations by other crafters, plus its a great way to build your digi collection.

Colored with Copics, digi is cut with spellbinders, mat and card are cut by my cricut. CandyCane button is from HobbyLobby.

2 Challenges: Designed2Delight : Whimsical Cardinal

Simon Says: Anythhing Goes

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I've been out on job interviews today and even though I know I need to finish wrapping gifts I'm too exhausted! So instead I'm playing in my craft room. I am done with Christmas cards but its never to early to start on Valentines Day! This lovely digi Valentine Snowman is by Faith at Designed2Delight, badge to this great blog is to the right.

Colored with Copics, I used a white glaze pen for the scarf hearts, stickles on the snow, a velveteen ribbon and Prima rose to complete the card!

Designed2Delight Progressive Challenge
I cant imagine Christmas is almost here!!! After all the running and planning and work is done I love sitting at my tree and thinking of the true meaning behind all the hustle which is Christ. This is my favorite holiday because of the gifts of family and friends. Im so lucky to have been blessed with a wonderful family and supportive friends.

As a child I would sit in church and just stare at the manger with the baby Jesus, as an adult the miracle still inspires me.

I want to thank Deedee for her generosity this past year. Once again this scripture digi is from her wonderful collection of art work, go to her blog (see badge on the right) for this beautiful peace digi and an opportunity to visit her store. This is my last card and after I made it I knew it had to go to my mom, Christs love and peace guides us all thru good times and bad times. The angel is from Hobby Lobby along with the gold ribbon, cardstock is from DCWV, Mariposa.

2 Challenges: Deedee Digi's: True Meaning of Christmas
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last night I had a mini panic attack when I realized I was short 6 Christmas cards, this year I am really late with my Christmas duties. I ran to Archivers and cut out this card and with the help of Faith at Designed@Delight, her Winter Bear digi helped me at least finish one item on my list. These cards are so simple yet elegant! I use this die quite often for my cards. I placed snow globe gems in the inside of the cut outs, velvet ribbon and a snowflake.

2 Challenges: Designed2Delight and Double Delight with D2D, both badges to the right will take you to these awesomne blogs.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

When I think of Christmas I think of the Poinsettia, I love this flower, I know its tropical but to me it means cold, snow, winter. Red is my favorite color but this year I have white ones in my home, I think they are elegant and look vintage.
Image is by Faith at Designed2Delight. Its her progressive challenge, see badge on the right to her awesome blog and store. Colores with copics, tag is cut with my Sizzix Scallop tag die, snow globe bling and gold ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Center of flower is gold stickles.
5 Challenges: Designed 2 Delight: Poinsettia
Pile it On: Wrapping
Tuesday Throwdown: CAS
Simon Says: Christmas, no red or green
Paper Sundaes: Gift It

Saturday, December 4, 2010

OMG I LOVE COCOA!!!! And Im so excited about a COCOA blog, I have so many Cocoa images and now I have an excuse to get more!!!!

Check out the Sweet and Sassy blogs, Badges to the right. Beautiful digis and a new blog.

the first challenge is with the Love theme. Naturally I had to make a Valentines Day card. I followed the sketch challenge at Simon Says, DP is by Tim Holtz, I just purchased his new Seasonal Paper Pack, I LOVE IT!!!, Colored with Copics, lace ribbon from stash along with white gliter bling, Rose is by Reminance. Glitter on icing, and red stickles.

Challenges: Simon Says Sketch
Crazy for Cocoa by Sweet N Sassy: Love

Friday, December 3, 2010

I finally got some me time in!!!!! I purchased this adorable "Merry Christmouse" from Deedee digis, my deareast friend John loves peppermint so naturally I thought of him when I saw this image. I love the digi set so much that I even did the inside of the card, a rare thing for me. I followed Deedee's weekly challenge which is a sketch. This sketch is a keeper, i love this card.
Colored with Copics, glitter on the candycane. DP is by Basic Grey, black ribbon by Offray. Inside candy cane is from Joylee
Challenges: Deedee monday challenge: Sketch
Digital Tuesday: Animals
Oh La La: Christmas Song: Peppermint Stick Man
Paper Playtime: Christmas Song: Peppermint Stick Man
ABC Christmas: Y is for Yultide
Pile it on: Fur

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This is Skating Penguin by Faith at Designed2Delight, just adorable. Faith has so many beautiful images and if you play with her progressive challenge weekly you get a new digi every week to play with.
My daughter iceskates for the University of Illinois, we were at her competition all weekend, when we got home I was still in the iceskating mode and this card came together quickly.
Colored with copics, liquid applique for the fur on the hat. Stickles on the ice, hat and snowflake. Snowflake is cut from felt. The index card is by Terese Collins, Noel.
4 Challenges; See all badges to the right for these awesome blogs.....
Designed2Delight digital stamps: Skating Penguin
DoubleDelight with D2D: Snowflakes
Simon Says: Shimmer
Digital Tuesday: Let it Snow

Monday, November 15, 2010

I just love this digi by Faith at Designed2Delight, Kaela. I think it makes a great Christmas card or birthday card for that special angel.

Since tags are all the rage in scrapbooking and cards making these days I made a Christmas tag card, The tag is from Terese Collins Noel collection. My DP is by Basic Grey: Dasher. image colored with copics, Stickles on the wings and star. Entire image sprayed with glitter mist

Following Challenges: Kaela Image at
DoubleDelight with D2D: Glitter
Basic Grey: Wings

Saturday, November 13, 2010

We all ned a little show of appreciation once in a while....Deedee has a challenge this week to show show someone how much you appreciate them. This digi sums up my feelings for my BFF Pat.

Digi is frim Deedee "My Sunshine" colored with copics, Brown pearls in the flower center are from Archivers. DP is Mariposa from DCWV, all else from scratch

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Its funny how inspiration strikes. I was working on a Christmas Ablum for my SIL when I found this beautiful DP by Teresa Collins, "Noel". I love the russet tones of gold and brown. Needless to say I stoped the album and started working on Harvest Basket by Faith at designed2delight, (Check out this great site by the badge on the right)

This digi is beautiful, I thought CAS fit the image perfectly. My burlap flower is from Archivers
Colored with Copics.
Three challenges: Designed2delight digital stamps: Harvest Basket
Double delight with D2D: CAS
Tuesday Throwdown: Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I love making Christmas cards, the problem is I hate to part with them once I make them I rarely make the same card twice so all of my family members receive a different card. I get a kick out of them sharing their cards with each other. OK I confess, I love hearing the oohs and ahhs....
This digi is by Deedee, Gingerbread Holidays, colored with Copics. The DP is by Basic Grey, Jovial. Ribbon and button were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Gingerbread punch is from Martha Stewart
Created for Deedee's Monday challenge: Sketch

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sadly I think this card is my farewell to fall! We have had nasty weather these past few days, the heavy winds make me think of the January wind chill which is right around the corner and lingers forever....

This beautiful digi is by Faith at Designed2Delight part of her progressive challengre. Her badge is to the right. This digi is part of a great set which is on sale this week....

The background DP is by Basic Gray, Archaic, and the green is also from Basic Grey. The plaid is ancient but I thought it fit in well with the card. Image colored with copics, pop dots to lift image and pumpkin.

3 Challenges: Designed2Delight, Scarecrow Teddy
Double Delight with D2D: Rope, Twine, Raffia
Basic Grey: Fall

Friday, October 22, 2010

I was so inspired by Deedee's Thankful blog hop today...... I couldnt wait to play and make my card for her challenge.

My digi is Deedee's Thankful Bird, I use this image so often I love the simple elegance of it. Colored with Coopics and image sprayed with bronze glimmer mist, distressed with Chestnut Roan. Cut with Spellbinders. As I stated the blog hop inspired me and I finally made a Folded Gate Card, it was so simple, and I love the look. Plus I got to play with my new MS scoring board. All my papers are from basic Grey, Green at Heart. flowers are by Prima.

Challenges: Deedees Monday Challenge: Green and Purple
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Thankful

Monday, October 18, 2010

Faith at Delightful Ispiration out did herself this week. This beautiful image, Beautiful Blessings,
is the freebie given out this week for participation in her progressive challenge. This image is breathtaking, just beautiful.....
I actually made 3 cards already, one in Sepia, one I colored and one in black and white.
This card entered in 3 challenges: Designed2Delight (See badge on the right)
and Double Delight with D2D, see badge in right for link to site. Challenge: Pink
Simon Says Stamp , see badge on right for link to site, Recipe my 2 PP are from Basic Gray, 3 embellishments are 3 different flowers layered to make 1

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick card created for Deedee's Digi Monday challenge: Scripture verse. Verse is from Away in a Manager digi set. Used my Nestabilities and scraps from my never ending pile. Love it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I confess, Im not much of a cat lover but I do LOVE black cats with green eyes. I have fought having a pet in my house for 20 years plus. My oldest son went with his girlfriend to a pet shelter and fell in love with a kitten. After he dragged me there I discovered it was a black kitten with green eyes only 4 weeks old. Need I say more.....
Hershey is AWESOME and my son takes care of her 24/7....
Digi is by Glitterbabe, when I saw the digi I had to buy it. Colored with Copics. Bling on eyes and button from Imaginesque. Orange glitter paper is from Archivers, punch is EK success, all else is stash.
4 Challenges: Glitterbabes: Anything goes, sparkle (
Cupcake Craft: Scary Creatures (
Simon Says: Halloween (SEE BADGE ON RIGHT)
Digital Tuesday: Bling, button, ribbon digi (

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another beautiful digi by Faith at D2D. This image is Willow Whimsey and is part of a beautiful set. Check her store out, badge on the right. I added the word Love....

This is another card for OWH, I think it could be sent for many special occasions, miss you, love you, birthday etc..

Designed2Delight at Progresssive Challenge
Double delight with D2D: Blue and Green

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I love this image by Deedee of Deedee Digis, "Away in a Manager" To me it sums up the Christmas Season.

Colored with Cpoics, I used Bronze Glimmer Mist over the image, it has a fine glimmer which I can not capture on camera. Its my poor photography skills! DP is by Basic Grey, punch is Martha Stewart, Arches, Gold Shimmer ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The stamp, On this day... is from Hero Arts.
Challenges: Deedee's Monday Challenge: Sketch
Glitterbabes: Sparkle, Anything goes. (Glimmer Mist and Gold bow)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Apples, apples, apples. Nothing tastes as great as a freshly picked apple. today I had to go back to work after a wonderful long weekend, naturally I wished it was last Thursday when I spent my day at the apple orchard.
Card was created using Faith's digis, Designed2Delight digital stamps. This is a progressive challenge and her digis are BEAUTIFUL! Card created with two digis, Two Apples, and basket is from Apple a Day Set. Images are colored with copics, entire card and images were distressed with Chestnut Roan, DP is Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry. Punch is by EZ Success, all else is from my bottomless stash box
4 Challenges: Designed 2 Delight, (
Double Delight with D2D: Punches
Kaboodle Doodle: Fall colors
Paper Sundaes: Stash

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I love cupcakes! Next to chocolate and brownies they are my favorite sweet treat. So naturally I was drawn to the Paper Cupcakes blog and all of Nina's images, this one is flower cupcake. she has cupcakes fpr all seasons and events, it is a great blog and store, badge on the right.
All circles and circle scallop was cut with my Cricut. Paper is from Basic Grey: Nook and Pantry. Image colored with copics, butterfly and bling by imaginesque.
challenges: Paper cupcakes: Inspiration, fall
Simon Says: Inspiration, fall
Stampin for the Weekend: Autumn
Sew Many Cards: Digi and anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie: digi, yellow, sparkle
Basic Grey: Sparkle

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yesterday my husband and I took some well needed vacation time and spent the day at Edwards Apple Orchard up in Popular Grove, Il. We have been going here for 24 years now, my kids have so many wonderful memories of our days spend there picking pumpins, taking hay or pony rides, playing in the hay and corn maze feeding the animals, etc. My sons were really upset that we were going on a school day and they could not come with....

My house smells of fresh apples and cheese. I was so motivated when we came home that I baked apple muffins and apple crisp.... YUMMY! thanks to my sons all is gone...

Naturally my apple picking day motivated me to make this Apple Harvest Card for a couple of challenges. the digi is by Deedee at Deedee's Digis, (Check her badge on my right,). I altered the digi by removing the pig, then colored it with copics, the DP is by BG Stella Ruby, punch is by EK success, all else is from my pile of goodies.

Following Challenges: Deedee's Digis: Harvest Theme
Simon Says: Inspiration from Fall Photo
Basic Grey: Sketch

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I love the simplicity of this card. I think it would be well received by anyone who is going thru a rough spell....
Digi is by DeeDee, Wildflowers. I colored it with copics then sprayed card with Gold Glimmer Mist. It has a golden sheen to it which I can not capture with my photography skills....
Bling, ribbon cardstock all from stash.
Created for DeeDee's Monday challenge: Orange, Yellow, Green

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I love making Hallowen cards, the colors are always so bright and vibrant. This little guy is no exception. Digi is Scaredy Cat by Faith at D2D,

I dont blame him for being afraid, I am deadly afraid of spiders, luckily I have a wonderful husband and 3 sons who reluctantly kill them for me!

Colored with copics, star bling is from Michaels, everything is from my never ending stash pile.

Following challenges: D2D: Scaredy Cat , Paper Sundaes #36 Fall or Halloween Colors, Stamps R Us, Halloween and Delightful Challenge:Pumpkins

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Two more cards made for Operation Write Home, Entered for the Bugaboo Challenge Blog
One image is from Bugaboo: Marshmallow Sled and the other is Blessings by D2D. Colored with Copics, all else is oldie but goodie stash.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sew Kind.... another great image from Faith at Designed to Delight, (check my badges on the right). This is a progressive challege and weekly you get a free digi, all have made beautiful cards.....

I turned this into a birthday card by adding: Sew many birthday wishes...

4 Challenges: Designed to Delight ( Sew Kind Image
Double Delight with D2D: Sewing them, I stitched on my card, added buttons, and a sewing sediment.
Bugaboo Saturday Catch The Bug Challenge Blog: Sewing, Fall Colors
Paper Sundaes: 3 buttons, 3 bling, 3 flowers

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Life seems to be settling down again, This is HomeComing week for us so my sons and husband are off to the football game and I have time to create until this evening when we start house hopping for HomeComing pictures!
Congrats to Deedee for her 100th digi, (See her badge and awesome blog to your right)
I may hate winter but I love snowmen. This image is from Deedee, Let it Snow. Naturally I'm entering this card into her sketch challenge for this week. I love how the card turned out so I even did the inside trying to match colors and theme.
My paper is from 7Gypsies and Bazille, colored with Copics. I used liquid applique for the snow and lots of glitter. My clear snowflake button is from Hobby Lobby, (I have used my last one, these are so old I'll never be able to get more, and I really liked them)
Following Challenges:
Deedee's Monday Challenge: Sketch
Wildflower Patch: Scallops and Button
CupCake Craft Challenge: Books, Frosty the Snowman (
Cookin it up with Katie, Receipe and Song, Frosty the Snowman
Simon Says Challenge: Holiday Fun

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I love baby showers, looking at all the beautiful "little clothes, cute toys and necessities" It brings back many hapy memories for me.
One if my employees is having a baby girl in 4 weeks Im so honored to be hosting her shower this week. Here is her card
Following challenges: The Crazy Challenge: Babies
Pile it On: Layers
Stamp Something Cute: Ducky is so cute
Paper Romance: PRC 14, Furry Friends
Cookin it up with Kate: button, furry, patchwork (Hard to recognize, the yellow DP is patchwork hearts)
Sketches with Carley
I love fall because of the beautiful colors it brings. Everything seems so vibrant and alive. I was so excited when I received Faith's Digi: Oak Wreath. Colored with Copics, bling is from Archivers, edge punch is by EZ Success, all else from stash

Following challenges: See badges on the right
Designed2Delight (
Double Delight with D2D: Fall Colors
Tuesday Throwdown #16 Fall Colors

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I followed the Sweet N Sassy Blog Hop this past week, Wonderful new digi's and clear set stamps along with many inspiring ideas!
Card entered for the three challenges by these artists: Janette Olen, Tricia Trayler and Chris Dickson
Also created for Paper Sundaes: Christmas in August
Simon Says: Pearls and Lace
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Scrap, Stamp. Doodle Saturday: Christmas
Crafty Calandar Challanges: Blue with flower
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Digital
Image is from Sweet N Sassy, I love all the Cocoa images. Colored with copics, ornament is glittered with Stickles. Paper is by Basic Grey, flowers, pearls, and ribbon is from my stash

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My daughter left for college on Saturday, I miss her so much. Shes a Junior at U of I so I should be used to her leaving but this year was pretty hard. We had so much fun together this summer!
I'm going to mail this to her to wish her luck in her Junior year of college and to add some decoration to her new apartment
Two Challenges: SSS70 at the Sweet Stop, Sweet N Sassy Cocoa Image, (our favorite mouse next to Mickey) Deedee's monday challenge, School theme with primary colors. ( I know this is not a Deedee image but I like the card

Sunday, August 22, 2010

When I received this image by Faith at Designed 2 Delight I could not wait to play with it. I thought it would make an awesome birthday card for my BFF, who has a son who is turning 6, He loves monkeys and he loves to fish!!!!
Image is "Fishin Around", colored with Copics, I did the water with diamond glaze, the number 6 is cut from quickutz, yes I used a real fishing hook but I cut the end off, coverd with a glue dot and bling for safety. The punch is from Martha Stewart, "Arch". Everything else is from my stash.
Entered in: Designed 2 Delight (See her badge on the right and go to the awesome Blog)
Double Delight with D2D (Badge on Right) Use ribbon, twine, I did both
Paper Sundaes: Sketch (
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue (
The Pink Elephant: Ribbon/Sparkle (Bagde on Right)
Cooking it up with Kate (something new for me)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bought this beautiful DP packet last week, its by DCWV, Mariposa
It is elegant, some glitter and all deep rich colors. I thought this combo was simple yet elegant for a sympathy card. Digi is from Deedee's, Little Miracles, cut with Nestabilities. All else from stash.
2 Challenges: Deedee's Digi's Monday Challenge: Sympathy Card (See her badge on the right)
Crafty Catz: Buttons/butterflies

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love the simplicity of this digi, not to mention the versitility.... Image is by Faith at Designed2Delight.
Ribbon is from American Crafts, all else from stash.
Following challanges: Designed2delight digital stamps: Harvest
Double Delight with D2D digital stamps: CAS

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I won a challenge last week and came home yesterday to find my Basic Grey goodies had been delivered. I was so excited, I could not wait to play. ( I need to thank Catts Scratching Post and Simon Says Stamp, Badges to these great blogs are to the right )

Image is again from Deedee's, I love this digi, I am not one to often use the same image but this bird is an exception, I followed the sketch from Deedee's Monday challenge, I flipped it. All papers and embellishments are from Basic Grey: Nook and Pantry
The lace is cut from EK Success Punch and ivory ribbon is from Offray
Entered in: Deedee's Monday challenge: Sketch
Cupcake Chalenges: Lace
Kaboodle Doodle: Metal (Metal brads and metal hinge on top)
Digital Tuesday: Lace
Sentimental Sunday: Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge: #15 Forest Friends
Simon Says Stamp and Show #1: Wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #45: Animals

Sunday, August 8, 2010

When I saw this image (Teddy) by Faith at Designed2Delight I knew it would make the perfect get well card for my niece in CA who just broke her leg. My BIL says cards really cheer her up.... I hope this one does the trick!
Card created for the following challenges:
Designed2Delightdigital stamps: Teddy
Double Delight with D2D digis: Sketch
Paper Sundaes: Metal
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Songs, "Elvis Presly, I Just Want to be Your Teddy Bear"
You can reach all these awesome blogs by my gadgets on the right!
Card was colored with Copics, I pulled out my Gromet Tool (which had a thick layer of dust all over it) for my metal. I love this gadget, just forgot about it, Paper is by Basic Grey Two Scoops. Bling and flowers from stash

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Vintage... Shabby.... Right up my alley! I love the look and I love all the DP and embellishments that go along with it. I even did the inside of the card which for me is pretty rare.
Naturally I had to participate in this challenge by Deedee's digis: Vintage Monday . Usually I do my vintage in browns/blues but I bought some black paper from 7 Gypsies and I love the look. Black flowers and leaves are from Bazzil. All else including crochet lace is from my stash

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Card was created for two challenges: Designed2Delight digital stamps (Heartful of Wishes and Double Delight with Designed2Delight digital stamps
Challenge was to create your own embellishments. Initially I was stumped, Im not very creative but after playing with my stash of goodies I was pretty excited and thought of many great ideas.
My snowbank is created from flower petals in antique white and blue. We all have alot of extra flowers, Then I sprayed it with glimmer mist to add sparkle. The Snowflake is cut from Quickutz x3, eack layer popped up with pop dots. Snowflake button and bling in the center add the finishing touch, Love IT!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I missed Deedees challenge last week...... and was determined to find some much needed "Me Time" this weekend
Card created for Deedees challenge: Brown and Green
Sentiment is from Deedee's set Little Miracles. Paper is from Basic Grey, my favorite line. Brown pearls are by Paper Studio, all else stash

Oh its so hard to beleive the Sweet Summer is almost over, my daughter returns to school in about 3 weeks...... Im gonna miss her so much...... She is my best friend!

This card reminds me of her when she was little, she loved to play in the garden. The digi is from Bugaboo, "Summer Peek Flower Pot" DP is from Cosmo Cricket, and the lavendars are by Sizzix. The sediment is a charm tag from Magic Scraps. Fence punch is from Martha Stewart, all other goodies are from stash

Created for two Challenges: The Pink Elephant #77, Sketch
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge: Sweet Sweet Summertime

(Both challenges can be reached by the gadgets on the right side)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I love making Christmas cards, I make so many, all different then I have a hard time choosing who gets what image....
Image is by Bugaboo, "Marshmallw Snowmen" Colored with copics, snowflake is cut from Quickutz, Image sprayed with glitter mist for a winter shimmer.
Created for: Cupcake Craft Challenge 101, Pastel Christmas,
And Simon Says Stamp Challenge, "Dotty"
And Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas in July

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Have you ever gone through your pile of UNUSED SASH and wondered, "What was I thinking when I bought that".....Then years later you create a card or layout and your UNUSED STASH is the perfect accent or DP. Nothing beats that feeling...........

This DP is actually 6 years old, I love it but could find no use for Tie dyed paper in yellow, green, orange, bronze, brown until I created this card, after I colored my image I felt like I struck gold, it was the perfect match for my card.

Digi image is Mice Day from Designed to Delight digital stamps. colored with copics, background dabbed with Adirondock "Cloudy Blue"Ovals are cut with Cricut, Stitching is a straight stitch done on my Bernina, Plastic Costal Netting in Brown is from Magic Scraps, Brown Pearls are from Spare Parts, buttons and all else is from stash

Created for following challenges: Designed2Delight digital stamps- Mice Day
Double Delight with D2D- Buttons and a touch of blue
Simon Says Stamps- Martine's Sketch
Pile it On- #29 Plastic
Mami doodles- Anything goes
Dare you 2 Digi Stamp- Stitching
Pink Elephant #76- Brown

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Never thought I would ever create a "Funky Chicken" card but this is AWESOME! Thanks to Faith at Delightful Inspirations for her free digi: Clucky
I love the color combo in this card: colored with Copics, DP is from Basic Gray: Max and Whiskers. Background is dabbed with Sky from Making Memories, distressed with Chestnut Roan, embossing powder is Arizona Sunset. Flowers and bling is from Bazzil. Entire card is popped up with foam dots, hard to tell from photo but card has 4 different layers.
Entered for 4 Challenges:
Whimsey Wednesday: EMBOSS
Double Delight Challenge, DD3: Pop it Up
Designed2Delightdigital stamps: Clucky
Basic Gray Challenge: Gingham

Next to Watermelon Cherries are my favorite summer treat. I confess I bought this image because of the cute mouse eating a cherry, no idea what Iwould do with it but I had to have it!
Digi is from Whimsey/Melgens designs- Cherry Mouse. DP is from American Crafts: Cheerful Cherry, ribbon and button also from the same line. (Archivers) The stitching is done on my Bernina, #48 Feather Stitch. Colored with Copics, distressed with Chestnut Roan
Entered in following challenges: Simon Says Challenge: Lets get Fruity
Crazy For Challenges: Buttons, C4C4C6
KLSNS ##39: Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown: Stitch
Stamps and Create #3: Stitches

I may hate winter but I love snowmen, they decorate my home all year long, alot of my Christmas cards are very non traditional and Snowmen top my favorites for Christmas cards, gift wraping etc.....
Card entered for three Christmas in July Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl #20
OohLaLa #58
Digi is by Cheryl Alger, "Starhandler" colored with copics, Entired card is sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, is has a beautiful shimmer which the camera can not capture. Snowflakes are cut from my Quickutz. Bling is from Remanisque

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Who wouldn't want to be in a tropical paradise....... This is as close as I will be getting for a couple of years
Card created for two challenges: Deedee's Monday Challenge: Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles #35: Luau
Image is from Deedee, Tiki Tastic, colored with copics. The bling in the lei is from Archivers, I also found the orchid there, I thought it was the perfect accent for this card. All else is from stash