Tuesday, May 29, 2012


PERSONAL INFO SHARE TIME: Okay, so anyone who knows me knows that I am seriously organized about my blogging.  I make my DT cards and blog about them all in a few days.  I just got done today doing this and I feel SO RELIEVED!  Whew! ;) 

Also, you still have 2 days to play along with Technique Tuesday and make a Velveteen Stamping creation!  I'd really LOVE to see a lot more players--I really want to give out prizes!!!

Now, back to the main reason for this post--I have 2 cards to share with you!!!  And these two cards are in totally different styles...we'll see if you like them!

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

I used a digital image found at The Graphic's Fairy and a K&Co. sticker for the sentiment.  I plan to send this to a friend who's gone through a rough year and needs a reminder to celebrate--she's awesome! :)

Here's the second card~


For these fabulous challenges~

This one is way more CAS and to my true liking.  Lots of dry embossing and minimum bling!  Doesn't this just look like summer?!  I was inspired by the summery scene and colors in the photo--such a happy picture! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate all of your comments--they make my day!  Now I'm off to see what other people have created!  Happy stamping!!! :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Make My Monday: Floral/Color Challenge

Hi!  It's the last week for our FLORAL theme over at Make My Monday, and this week we've got a color scheme for you to play with as well!  The colors we'd like to see are green, pink, and white!

Here's what I created~


This was another use of images from The Graphic's Fairy (so OF COURSE, I'm linking it to Brag Monday!), but this time I lined three separate black and white images up next to each other before printing them.  I then colored them with blender pens, crumpled the paper up, semi unfolded it, sprayed is with pearl glimmer mist, and added it to the paper pieced background I made! :)  Since it fits the colors of green and pink at Cute Card Thursday, I'm linking there, too! :)  What do you think?!

Thanks for coming over and taking a peek at my card--I LOVE reading all your sweet comments!  I hope you take the chance to also go and comment on the other fabulous DT creations over at Make My Monday!  Happy stamping--can't wait to see YOUR creation! :)

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #69: Distress It!

Hello, all!  I'd like to start by saying thank you to all who played along with the challenge I hosted the past fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers!  There were some AMAZING creations--and choosing winners was really hard!  But let's talk about the NEW challenge, shall we?! :)  This week's challenge is all about DISTRESSING.  So, get your shabby chic on, people!

We are sponsored by
We have two gorgeous stamps sets to give away from Hobby Art
CS045D Decorative Backgrounds
and Poppies
We are also sponsored by
$10 Gift Certificate for the Store
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabledDigi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
 And here's my card~


I had so much fun making this card!  I got to use a new set from Crafty Secrets called Material Girl--isn't that name a scream?!  I also used scissors to distress all the edges of my papers and added brown ink for an even more distressed look.  The fabulous papers are by Pink Paislee with Prima crystals for embellishment.
Can't wait to see other fabulous distressed creations this week, and won't you please go leave some love with my Design Team cohorts?!  They're so talented--you won't regret it!  Happy stamping!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


I almost missed a challenge!  I thought I had one more day--but I don't!  I have one more hour!  And so, I have one more card to show you today!

Here it is~


For these fabulous challenges~

I haven't used this large stamp for quite a while, and so I thought it went perfectly for the "In the Garden" challenge!  It reminds me of Delft china, so the blues from Dynamic Duos was the perfect color scheme.  I think it turned out pretty smashing!  I hope you think so, too!

Thanks for stopping by--I love having you here!  I appreciate all the lovely comments that you leave me--they make my day!  Can't wait to see what YOU create!  Happy stamping! :)

2 Cards...

Hi, all!  First of all, have you taken time yet this weekend to create your card or project for Technique Tuesday?!  You've got a few days left--I hope you join me!  I really want to start giving away prizes!!! :)

Now onto some other items of business.  Namely 2 cards that I have to show you tonight.  I've had a lazy day today.  Okay, I did do some housework, but I did stay in my pajamas all day.  After I took a shower, I hopped into a new pair, and that's how I've been all day.  Haven't left the house at all!  It's been absolutely fantastic!  But I digress...

Here's card #1: Red, White, and Blue Posies For You~


For these fabulous challenges~

What do you think?  I recently purchased some of the cheap $1 acrylic stamps, and these wild flowers are some of the images.  I masked off the panel to create my blue moon...I was hoping this would look like the scene was moonlit.  Does it?  I added glitter and rhinestones to give the feeling of dew in the night air.  I dunno...maybe I went too artsy and failed?  Anyway, onwards and upwards!

Here's card #2: You're a Star~


For these fabulous challenges~

I like this one.  I used both sides of the embossing folder to create my two white embossed panels.  It gives a subtle something I think.  I also used stars to stick with a masculine theme.  This is also my "Spread the L-O-V-E" card because I'll be giving it to my DH on Father's Day. :)

Thanks for stopping by--I hope you like what you see!  I also hope you'll join in the amazing challenges--I LOVE seeing everyone's creations!  Happy stamping! :)

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown: Embellishment Challenge #5

Hi!  Welcome to the last May challenge from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!  The fourth week is an embellishment challenge, and this week I would like to see creations embellished with EMBOSSING--dry or heat...or both!!!

Here's the little icon thing for ya~

And my first card with details~

This one uses a lot of bright and vibrant patterned papers, all dry embossed, and a soft sheer ribbon put together to make a pretty package.  I LOVE the way that it turned out!

Okay, onto the second card with details~

This one is more CAS and was quick and easy to make.  Just heat embossed my image, matted it, and threw it onto some more embossed papers!  I LOVE the pink and silver together!

I really hope you come and play along with us this week!  I LOVE seeing everyone's creations!  And speaking of creations, won't you pop over to see Jacqueline's?  She never ceases to amaze!!!  Merry stamping! :)