Friday, February 25, 2011

Come out sun...

The sun is trying to come out today but the clouds keep fighting back.  It is a cloudy, rainy day so making a bright happy card seemed in order.

I used the deer stamp by "the greeting farm" and distress ink spun sugar for the background.  The distress Inks are really cool in how they can color the background around the stamp with such a light cotton-like appearance.  It creates a great effect.

Hope the sun is shining where you are?

This card is entering the following challenge:

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Here is my smokin... birthday card!  He/She could have been colored all green but I wanted the dragon to have more color and dimension to him/her so I added pink in the ears and tan along the body.  Colors can make the digi fun or dark or sweet.  Use color to create the feel you want for your card.

Have a great day!

The card is entered in the following challenges:
Craft your passion - Dude time doodles
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Creative Card Crew - Fantasy
Stampin' B's Design Team - Flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - one for men
Crazy 4 challenges - dies

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

for the guys

Here is a birthday card for a boy.  I just love this stamp.  It is so much fun to color and use.  Love the hair on the boy and all the bugs.  Don't boys just love bug hunting.  I used the cutest little ladybug punch on this card.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Craft your passion - Dude time doodles
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Papertake Weekly - Sketch 53
Crafty Catz Weekly - One for the men
Paper Sundaes- masculine colors

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hearts and Flowers

Kaboodle Doodles is having a great challenge this week.  The challenge is hearts and flowers.  Well I had to make a Spring card with hearts and flowers of course using a pure innocence digi.

With this card I wanted to try something different.  The pure innocence little girl is on a swing so I felt it needed to really swing.  LOL  What do you think?

This card is entered into the following challenge:
Kaboodle Doodles - hearts and flowers

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple Card

Good Evening Everyone!  I just finished working on a simple birthday card.  I used a stamp by Lori Designs.  The simple stamps are easy to color and fun to use.  A simple embossed background, a few pop dots, ribbon, twine and buttons along with this stamp make up this simple card.

There is something about the combination of orange and brown.  They work so well together don't you think?

The sun is out!

Today I woke up to a bright and sunny day!  The sun really brightens my day.  I have been finding a lot of beautiful digi stamps to work with lately and can't wait to post cards using all the stamps.

This card is made using a C & C pixie stamp.  This is such a sweet stamp and it was fun to color.  Spring feels like it is coming with the sun hanging out with me today.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Spring has sprung
Digital Tuesday - use die cuts
Papertake Weekly - putting on the glitz
Lollipop Ladies - Challenge #14
4 Crafty Chicks - fairy/angel/butterfly
Dutch Dare - sparkle glitter and bling
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - flowers

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My niece got into the college of her choice so I wanted to send her a card to let her know how proud we are of her.

This is a Pure Innocence stamp colored with copic markers.  Quickutz pennant die cuts, and Quickutz special delivery set for the card die cut.

This card is entered into the following challenges: 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just Dance

Enjoy life and just dance.  Here is a fun card for a great friend who loves to dance and enjoy life.  I thought this would be the prefect card to send to her.

Enjoy your day!

Pennant Swap

Good Morning Everyone,

I received special permission to share some of the ladies lovely work from the Spring Pennant Swap on a Message Board with you today.  I love doing the swaps with the ladies.  They all create such lovely things and a lot of times it gives me new ideas for things to add to my own work.  Great Job Ladies!!  The pennants were made using the Quickutz large cookie cutter pennant except where noted.  You can click on the photo for a larger view.

So here they are in no particular order:

This pennant was created by:  Cookie Jar Scraps

(She used fabric to make her flowers which is something I need to try.)

This pennant was created by: Casunflower

(I love her combination of colors on her pennant.  Perfect for spring!)

This pennant was created by: Crazy4Pink

(Love the flourish she uses on her pennant!  A great accent.)

This pennant was also created by: Crazy4Pink

(This pennant is just adorable!  I have to make some of these.) 
It was made from a quickutz 4x4 pennant die.

This pennant was made by: Basketlady

(Just love the butterfly on a wire accent!  Another thing I need to try out.)

Thank you Ladies for sharing!  Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Sketch Challenge #88

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog has the following challenge which I thought would be fun to enter.   Their sponsor is one of my favorite digi stamp companies Whimsie Doodles Stamps.

Here is my take on the above sketch:

UPDATE: I am so happy! 
 This card won the Whimsie Doodles Challenge #67!

If you are interested in entering this challenge here is the link to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

The stamps used on my card are both from the Whimsie Doodles website.  

Take Care

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Enjoy your day!

Enjoy your day whatever your are doing today!  As my husband always tells me stay positive!  Going negative just brings on more of the negative.  I think he is so right don't you?

Have a great day!

Entered in the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cut Out for You

Creating Valentine cards today and I found this great digi by Whimsie Doodles.  It is perfect to use in making a card for your spouse or partner. This digi is easy to color for those who might just be starting out coloring digi's.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's see some love
Digital Tuesday - From the heart
Paper Playtime - use cupid or hearts
Papertake Weekly Challenge - have a heart
The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE 93
Creative Card Crew - For a loved one!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sweet Spring

Hello,  yes I am still here.  LOL Things were a little crazy here the last couple of days with the snow and ice.  Power outages, schools closed, businesses closed and it was cold.  We made it through the other side to a cold and sunny day!  Love seeing the sun out.

I made this pennant for a swap with some lovely ladies on the Scrapyland Message board.  It was fun to work on because the theme was Spring.  Who doesn't love looking forward to Spring when there is snow outside.

I used a Unity strawberry stamp, cricut cartridge Hello Kitty Greetings (my favorite cart), Quickutz penannt die, Lifestyle crafts scalloped circle cookie cutter die, copic markers 0, G03,E31, and R24.

Soon we will be able to say "Ah Sweet Spring is here".