Thursday, April 28, 2011


I have so many of these lovely Japanese girl stamps that are just begging to be used on a project.  This cute stamp makes a great image for a bookmark.  Also, I am using more origami paper as well.  Can you tell I love all things Japanese?  LOL

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Geisha Girl

I have been wanting to make a card using the origami paper I recently purchased but with all the DT projects and the Easter holiday there wasn't time.  So today,  I got the chance to make my geisha girl card.

Isn't she cute?

scrap-creations - flowers
party time tuesdays - anything goes
delightful sketches - paper piecing (dress)
prairie fairy fridays - may flowers
aly's sunday challenge - bakers twine

Monday, April 25, 2011

Paper Playtime Monday Digi Challenge - Friends

Hello Everyone,  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today at Paper Playtime we are having another Digital Monday challenge with the theme being Friends this time!  Come on over to the blog and check out all the lovely cards by our Design Team and link up your card here.  There are plenty of prizes offered by a lot of great sponsors to be won!

The image called "Best Buds" on this card came from Bugaboo stamps and can be purchased here.

The image called "Itty Bitty Betty Bunny Piggy Back" on this card is from Pink Cat Studio and can be purchased here.

Take Care!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge - Chocolate

One Stop Craft Challenge is having a Chocolate Challenge this week.  What could be a more appropriate challenge for this week with Easter almost here!  So please head over to their blog and enter your chocolate creations here!

The image on this card is from Whimsie Doodles.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - thoughts of spring

Take care!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pom Pom bookmarks

Today we are making pom poms.  LOL. Lots and lots of pom poms.  We are adding the pom poms to bookmarks for little handmade presents.  I found this little tool at the fabric store that makes making them really easy.  Love little tools don't you?

Well here we go...
The tool is a pom pom maker from clover.

This is the tool opened up...

After opening the tool up you wind the yarn around both arms.  (the arms are pink)

Then close the arms and cut down the groves on the arms.

 Here is what it looks like with the yarn cut.

Then you take a piece of yarn and tie around all the cut pieces of yarn.  (through the grove in the arms)

Tie tightly and then open up the arms.

Pull apart the two sides on the tool and pull out your untrimmed pom pom.  (it needs a haircut)

After a haircut it looks much better.

Here is one of our finished bookmarks and the clover pom pom tool.  [the bookmark is just cardstock cut into a rectangle and stamped.  Then lastly, a hole is punched at the top and the pom poms are added.  What can you make with pom poms?

Take care

Lifestyle Craft's new spring set 2011

This new set is coming out in May 2011!
You can purchase it at Scrapbuggy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Creative Card Crew - Recycle something Challenge

I was unsure what I was going to create for this challenge but then I got the idea for an Easter bag/basket.  I wanted to make a small Easter basket to put bunny trail clues in for the kids.  The bunny makes the kids find their hidden Easter baskets each year.  He leaves clues around the house.  :)  The kids enjoy this so much.  So this year I thought it would be fun for the bunny to put the first clue in these little baskets/bags.

I used this box from a great burn lotion to make my Easter basket/bag.

First,  I cut the box in half and covered it with cardstock then added green felt grass.  The grass was made with the Martha Stewart grass border punch.  Love this punch.  I used the "Easter basket Ian" digi from The Greeting Farm as my image on the bag along with some Easter egg die cuts from Quickutz.

Then I used the new Lifestyle Crafts insert page die from the folder with insert die for the clue page.  The bunny image on the page is from Whimsie Doodles.  I used brads to hold the handle on and allow it to move back and forth.

They turned out pretty cute don't you think?  What special things do you make for Easter?

This project is entered in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodle - thought of spring/easter
The pink elephant - color
a spoonfull of sugar - celebrate
scrap-creations -- digital
digital tuesday - punches - grass punch
fresh brewed - cute and sweet
for fun - color
delightful sketches - easter
Creative Belli - eggs/bunnies
AUD sentiments - Challenge 26
Totally paper crafts - springtime
catch the bug - Easter
Crazy 4 challenges - easter
Craft your days away - easter
paper sundaes - texture
the crafty pad - easter
sentimental sundays - challenge 51
ladybug crafts ink tlt - anything goes

Take Care!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hoppy Easter

The sun is out and spring is blooming.  Easter is almost here.  Are you ready for the upcoming holiday?  I am not ready.  I need to get organized because it will be here before we know it.
Hambo digi bunnies stamp.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - cute cuddly animals
a spoonfull of sugar - all creatures great and small
for fun - colors
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Belli Challenge - eggs/bunnies
Some Odd Girl - CAS
AUD Sentiment - anything goes
crafty catz - furry friends
2 sisters - spring
alys sunday - bunnies
abc dt - easter card

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm blushing challenge

Whimsie Doodles is having a challenge called I'm blushing...

The challenge is to use pinks or reds and here is my entry using pinks.

I used the Whimsie Doodles stamp, "Easter Leah" and sentiment.

If you notice I keep changing the background on this blog.  LOL  It is so much fun to see the blog dressed up in different clothes.

Entered in the following challenges:
Whimsie Doodles - I'm blushing
Craft Challenge - Easter
Aud Sentiment - Challenge 26
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 97
Digital Tuesday - little women
Delightful Sketches - Easter
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Belli Challenge - eggs and bunnies
Cardmadfairy's - Easter
CES Challenges - monochromatic
2 sisters - spring
ABC DT challenge - easter

Take care!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Fairy Card

Good Morning!  Today I am posting a beautiful little fairy digi from The Stamping Boutique.  They have so many beautiful fairy digis.  Check them out.  I have a link on my sidebar.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
For Fun - color challenge
sew many - color challenge
all sorts - anything but square
2 sisters - spring
stamptacular Sunday - girls and swirls
Aud Sentiments - challenge 26

Take Care!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Penguin Card

Using this sketch from the Tickled Pink Blog, I created the card below.

Here is my take on the above sketch.

I used the cute penguin digi stamps from C&C designs for the image on my card.  He is cute isn't he!  I wanted to use a Tickled Pink Stamp but was unable to find a digital stamp to purchase.

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fab 'n' Funky Sketch Challenge

I saw this sketch on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog and got inspired.  Love the circles on this sketch.  So I created a simple card for a guy.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I sewed circles on the card and used the Greeting Farm stamp "my guy Ian".   I really like the look of simple cards.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fab "n" Funky - Sketch Challenge 67
Farm Fresh Challenge - for the boys
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
All that scraps - anything goes
creative inspirations - dies
Creative Belli challenge - think seamstress
Some odd girl - cas challenge
Stamp Something - circles
Mami Doodles - die cut
Anyone for Anya - color challenge

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Creative Card Crew - April Showers Challenge

Please join us for our April Showers Challenge at Creative Card Crew!  It was so much fun creating a spring card.  I had to have a cloudy sky and little rain drops on my card.  If it is going to be an April showers card there needs to be rain right?  LOL Please go over to the Creative Card Crew blog and join in on our challenge.

Here is a side view of my card.

The recipe for this card is:
Martha Stewart Flower border punch
Lifestyle Crafts - banner die
Spellbinders - Scalloped oval die
Spellbinders - Label Ten die
Quickutz - Sun die
Quickutz - Cloud die
Greeting Farm - Honey umbrella stamp
Light Blue seed beads
Cream pearls
Lemon yellow Divine Twine
Concord Distress Ink
Copic Markers

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's get girly
Craft your passion - anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Texture
Anything Goes Challenge - Pearls
Whimsie Doodles - Punch it out
Delightful Challenges - Flowers
CCEE stampers - challenge 1113
Stamp something - April digi
Mami Doodles - punch or die cut
fairy fun Fridays - oh so spring
Bugaboo - anything goes
All sorts - blooming blossoms
Crafty Calendar - April Showers
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Crafty Pad - flowers

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Randomly drawn winner of my blog candy is MARY!  Congratulations MARY! Please contact me and I will send it out to you!

If I don't hear from Mary in a week a new winner will be drawn.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some Odd Girl Challenge - Pleat Something

Recently,  while commenting on an entrant's card I found this stamp company and fell in love with the line of stamps they offer.  The faces on these stamps are beautiful.   Go over to their site and check them out here.

Here is a card I made with one of their stamps:

This stamp is called "A Mae Day".

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Card madfairy's Digi Days - Easter