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!