Thursday, February 27, 2014


Good Morning! What a week it has been for me.  On Tuesday night, I was able to go and watch Tristan's basketball game a first! How I have missed cheering him on and it was awesome to see my old cheering partners.  Saturday was a day for celebrating our sons basketball wins and my husbands work celebrated their 75th year in business. It was nice to go with my mom and dad to support him. It is hard to believe that our accident was 4 months ago this past Saturday and everyday we are continuing to heal.

I am excited to share another DT creation with you from 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our wonderfully talented hostess this week is Lori and she would like us to incorporate MUSIC on your creation for Challenge #183.

My creation is below. The image below is called Tiffany playing Violin by Milk Coffee Digi Stamps. Oh my goodness she was so much fun to color and just perfect for our music challenge! I added glitter to around the embossed part of the spellbinder and on her shoes, earrings and bracelet.
I thought these colours would suit a musical theme.  Add an elegance to this image.

Stamp: Tiffany Playing Violin - Milk Coffee Stamps
Papers: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Victoria Garden (Music) Echo Parker and crafter's companion paper.
Accessories: dazzling diamonds, dimensional, D'vine Swirl embossing folder, scissors, Labels 25 spellbinders
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7
Skin - E00, E11, E13
Dress - RV91, RV95, RV99
Flowers & Shoes - BG11, BG13, BG15
Violin - E27, E57

I would love to enter my creation into the following challenges:
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - February Challenge - Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy - Mid - Challenge #86 - Dies or Punches (spellbinders Labels 25)
Divas By Design - Make It Sparkle - (Around the embossed part of the die cut first layer and shoes)
Stampavie and More - Challenge #206 - Anything but square (rectangle)

If you would like to see more inspiration from the chicks and our GDT please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you there.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my new card!  Have an amazing week!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Don't Sweat It....

Good afternoon! I decided a little bit of inspiration was needed to kick me out of my down mood today.  This is the first just for fun card in a while so boy I couldn't wait to share it with you.

I have been looking..well really obsessing over these cute images from From The Heart Digital Stamps.  Each new image that pops up on my facebook page just makes me smile.  The image I am using today is called Birthday Candle BirdBrain.  It is super cute and comes with tons of sentiments to make the perfect card.  They also have sketch challenges each week and today I thought why not use an image and do their sketch.  It really is a super cute one.

Here is my creation.  The outside sentiment says Don't Sweat It..., the inside sentiment says You've got that special Birdday glow!  Now I stuck to the sketch no changes, so it is another clean, simple and layered card.
I started out with Chocolate Chip paper and then went a little crazy with the pattern paper from Flower box Doodlebug Designs inc. Loving their bright colors. The Copic's that were used are Y02, Y11, Y13,Y15,Y17,Y21 (chick); Candle: YG21, YG23, YG25; Drop's: B00, B02.  Then I used a scallop punch and a 3/4 square punch to make the ends on my sentiment and a few pearls to finish.  Bam...a new birthday card made.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenge (please hover over the challenge name and then click they are linked)
 Crafty Cardmakes and more - Challenge #110 - Come Fly With Me
Card Mania -
Challenge #41 - Use a Sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 184 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for popping by I really appreciate it.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am back with another creation for Creative Knockouts.  We are on Challenge #25 and Kelly is challenging us to NO SQUARE CARDS!

Our sponsor is week is The Stamping Chef and they graciously gave me this image called Fighter to share with you.  I think this is my favorite image for breast cancer and was super fun to color. This image and card is for everyone I know who has or who is Fighting Breast Cancer.  I look forward to doing more with this image.  Well my obsession lately must be dazzling diamonds because it is on everything I do.  On this creation I used it on the wings and I must say they look good.
Stamp: The Stamping Chef - Fighter
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mombo, unknown pattern paper.
Accessories: pearls, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, swiss dots and lines embossing folder, oval spellbinders, scalloped spellbinders
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7
T-shirt & Bandanna - RV63, RV66 
Wings - C00
Breast Cancer Ribbon - RV00, RV02, RV04
Leaves - G21, G24, G28
Eyes - YG03, YG25 

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges (please hover over challenges and click they are all linked):
The Paper Shelter: Challenge #146 - Punches or Dies( oval, scalloped oval spellbinders and square punch to create the banner tales)
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - Challenge #86 - Use dies or punches (oval, scalloped oval and square punch for to create the banner tales)
Fab'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #204 - Spots or Stripes (I used both my Swiss Dots and Strips embossing folder. my pattern paper is also spots).
  • Hop on over to Creative Knockouts to join us for our Challenge this week.  We would love to see your creations.
Thanks for popping by and your comments are all treasured. Have an amazing day, sending you a smile.

Things With Wings

Good Morning! What a week it has been weather wise up above 0 giving you a taste of spring and then below 0 and tons of snow and back to the feel of Winter.  To my friends who are enjoying awesome holidays in sunny tropical weather...enjoy every minute.

It is my turn to host the challenge at over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are on Challenge #182 Things With Wings and I would like to see you use something that has wings.  Our Guest Designer Debi and my fellow chicks have wonderful creations to share with you.

Here is my card below! I went digging way back into my clear stamp stash to find this little beauty. It has been along time since I have stamped and colored her and let me tell you I had a ton of fun. Trying to add some pop on her wings, I used dazzling diamonds it is hard to see but it is there.
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Flower Box (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: banner punch, dazzling diamonds, 
Hair - E33 E35, E37
Skin - E00, E11, E13
Wings - B000, B00, B02, B12, B14, B16
Shoes - E59
Grass - G99, 0
Leaves - G21, G24
Flower - V04, V06, V09

I would like to play my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Winged Fairytales - use anything with Wings
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #157 - Anything Goes

For more inspiration please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by. Have an amazing day :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Beautiful Bride!

Hello all! Welcome back to my blog. I am really excited to have another DT post for 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is Thursday and our hostess for our new challenge is our wonderfully talented Tina.

For Challenge #181 Tina would like us to use PEARLS! Who doesn't love pearls.  I know Leanne, Lori, Tina and Debi do.

I am excited about my card this week! It is an all white creation with the image being a digi from Milk Coffee that I won quite a while ago but finally have a printer to print it with.  Isn't this bride just gorgeous.  It is hard to see but I used dazzling glitter on the bottom of the dress, bow behind the glitter, bodice, gloves, necklace, earrings and her val.  The texture has been added by using Divine Swirl and Swiss dots.  Each layer has been popped up and I made sure to use lots and lots of pearls :)
Stamp: Tiffany Bride (??) Milk Coffee Digi
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Lacey Ovals, Embossing folders Swiss Dots and Divine Swirl, Fleur de Lis Rectangles, Ovals, dimensionals, glue, dazzling diamonds
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Skin - E00, E11, E13, R20
Flowers: RV00, R39, YG03
Dress: C00
I would love to enter this card into the following wonderful challenges (each blog is linked just go over the name and click):
Penny's Paper Crafts Challenge blog - challenge #164 - Monochromatic
Creative Moments - Challenge #36 - Anything Goes/Love
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #82 - Make Your Mark

We would love it if you would hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what Pearls inspire into you.  Tina, Leanne, Lori and Debi have even more inspiration for you.  I look forward to hopping over to your blog and seeing what you create.

Thanks for joining me today. Have an amazing week.

Ladybug Birthday

Good Morning! Are you stuck to your T.V. like I have been watching the Olympics? I have so much respect for all of the athletes, their parents and coaches. They sure have been putting on quite a show for us all. It has been awesome watching it with my kids and hubby.

I am excited to be back with another creation for Creative Knockouts.  We are on Challenge #25 and they would like you to use Spots & Dots. Our wonderful Sponsor is Bubaboo Stamps
 They have given us some wonderful images to color and use for this challenge.  My image is  Ladybug Birthday! Thank you so much.

The image was colored with Copics and a Stampin Up basic black marker.  I broke out Scalloped Labels One to highlight this cute image. Add some texture (embossing folders), some distressing and pattern paper, pearls, then bam a card was created.
Bugaboo Stamps
Stamp: Bugaboo - Ladybug Birthday
 Ink: Basic Grey
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bo Bunny Head Over Heals
Accessories: Pearls, Scalloped Lables One Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch, embossing folders Swiss Dots and Seeing Spots, basic black marker and dimensionals.
Balloons - BG45, RV04, RV06
Hat, Presents - B05, Y02, RV06
Ladybug - R24, R29, R20, N3, N6, 0

I would love to enter my card into the following creative challenges (Each challenge is linked please go over the challenge name and then click):
Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge #265 - Partytime
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #82 - Make Your Mark
Cuttlebug Mania - A touch of Red

Come on over to Creative Knockouts and show us what Spots & Dots inspire in you. I can't wait to pop on over to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an amazing week!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Be Mine

Good Morning, it is hard to believe that Valentines Day is just around the corner.  Do you have a tradition for Valentines Day?  Mine is making heart shaped pizzas for my family.

It is exciting to have another DT card for Creative Knockouts! Kelly has another fun challenge for you.  Our Challenge #23 is Be Mine. With Valentines Day around the corner this should be an easy one.  I confess this is my first one. 

Our sponsor this week is Sweet N Sassy and my image is called Be Mine Cocoa. 
I just love this cute little mouse, he makes me smile.  This card is going to be for my husband.  We don't usually do cards for one another but I figure it is okay to go against tradition this year.
Stamp: Sweet N Sassy - Be Mine Cocoa
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crafters Companion White, Head Over Heals (Bo Bunny).
Accessories: Copics, Stampin up punch border punch, square punch and embossing folders, Labels 12 and pearls. 

I would like to enter my card into the following wonderful challenges(all challenges are linked please go over the challenge blog name):
1. Stampin Royalty - Challenge #213 - All About Love
2. Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge Blog - Challenge #81- Anything Goes
3. Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Hope you enjoyed my new creation! Thanks for stopping in.  Have an amazing week :)

Feel Better Soon

Hello and welcome to my crafting space! This past week just went poof with my kids having Thursday and Friday off.  Now this week they have Thursday and Friday off.  I do believe they are enjoying it and me too :).  The only problem is now all of my days are getting mixed around....LOL.

thank you so much to everyone who played we had an amazing turnout and we struggled so hard to pick the TOP 4. So today, I have a DT card for our brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our challenge hostess this week is the one and only Leanne.  She is challenging us to use something, that I have been seeing all over bloggerland.
My fellow DT's and our new Guest Designer Debi from Debi's Joy have some incredible inspiration for you all to see.
The card below is clean and simple with lots of layers using the Stampin Up Banner Framelit dies. A Martha Stewart punch on the side and buttons in the middle. I haven't used my paper piercer in a while and broke it out to break up the solid look around the middle banner.  The stamp I used is from Verve. My color combo is three of the 4 Colors from  Chromatic Craze (where I am GDT this month).  So the frustrating part with my card is the picture does not give you the true colors, after days of frustration of trying to take a picture that would show you the true colors this is the closest I got.  Thanks Tristan for taking this for me.  The papers I used are Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Mellow Moss.

Great Challenge Leanne, you had me thinking on this one. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Month Long Challenge February - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Die Cuts
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #163 - Something old and Something New (New Banner Framelits and my Verve Stamp is old)
We would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks, to see what this challenge inspires in you.
Thanks for poppin by! Have an amazing week!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bling It Up!

Good Morning! I am excited to show case Scrapper's Delights for Cards Galore Encore Challenge!  They are our sponsor for the month of February and they so generously provided each of us with an image to use. Thank you it was a pleasure to color up :)

Our Challenge #2 for the Month of February is to Bling It Up (gem/glitter). The winner will receive 3 digis of choice from Scrappers Delights store.

My image for this card is called Rose Petal Digi Stamp 3.  I just think she is so adorable. She reminds me a little of  Tinker Bell. I can't wait to color the petal in different colors.  For my bling I decided to use Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the petals but just couldn't leave out the pearls.
Stamp: Rose Petal Digi Stamp #3, Scrapper's Delights
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Paper Flower Box Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Accessories: Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, glue pen.
Face: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair:E08, E09,E18, E19
Lips: R22
Toe Nails: R29
Eyes: B00, B12, B16
Leaves: G21, G24, G28
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges (all of my challenges are linked but you have to hover over them, sorry I am working to fix this so you can see them highlighted).
Add a Little Dazzle - Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Challenge #86 - Use more than two colors
Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - Challenge #204 - Clean and Simple
Crafty Girls Challenge (4 Krafty Girlz) - Challenge # 10 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #306 - Something New, Something New (my pearls, digi image and pattern paper)
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog - Challenge #69 - For The Girls
Creative Moments - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes/Add some Sparkle (petals on rose dress, dazzling diamonds)

If you are looking for more inspiration please hop on over to Cards Galore Encore Challenge, my fellow DT's have amazing creations for you.  We would love to see what Bling (gem/glitter) inspirations for you! I look forward to popping over to  your blog.

Thank you for stopping in and taking a peek at my new creation.  Thanks for all comments they are very appreciated.  A smile is coming your way today!