Wednesday, August 31, 2011

School Wall Hanging

It's back to school time and anyone that knows me knows I change the decorations around my home every month.  So as I was saying it's back to school time and I didn't have enough school themed decorations to use for the month of September.

I put my thinking cap on LOL and made this school wall hanging!  My thinking cap works once in a while.  :)

I used the school bus image from the stamping boutique, design papers from DCWV the grade school stack, the sizzix notepaper die, and hambo stamps pencil image.

AND.... voila a school themed wall hanging in no time at all!  *smiles* Just a few more decorations and my home will be ready for September!

This wall hanging won a top 3 spot on the stamping boutique challenge blog!

the stamping boutique - back to school
the pixie cottage - back to school
stampin royalty - back to school

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes Challenge

Today starts another challenge at Creative Card Crew!  The theme of this challenge is Anything Goes!  So you are free to create whatever you want!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
You can check out his images here!

The Design Team was given a few of his images to work with and this is my card using his image "Teen Idol":
This image was so fun to color and design around.  His images are so much fun to work with because they have attitude!  Don't you think?  This image makes your card hip enough to give to any you man in your life.  

Go on over to and enter your card today!


Monday, August 29, 2011

School Tag

Hambo Hoedown has another challenge and this challenge is to use the pencil digi and the colors RED, BLUE and YELLOW.  I had a hard time with this challenge for some reason.

The scrapbook tag I created has the hambo - pencil digi,  Sizzix - file folder, alphabet border made using the silhouette, and the Sizzix accordian flower.  Of course, I had to put a little boy button!  LOL

To check out the Hambo Hoedown challenge go here!

Paper Playtime - Stamping Monday - Vacation theme

Welcome to the Paper Playtime Stamping Monday!  Our theme this challenge is "Vacation"!  Where did you go on vacation this summer?

For my DT cards, I created the following:

On this card I used a "Pink Cat Studio" image called Cat Geisha.  You can find this image here.
The house and fan were made using the Pagoda Cartridge from Cricut.  The paper is origami paper I got while in the Japan store at Disney.

I used Bugaboo images for the above card and bookmark.  You can find these stamps here. The little sunglasses are a button.  Too cute right?

Head over to and join in on the challenge today!

Whimsie Doodles - anything goes

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Everyone on the US East Coast

Stay safe with the in coming hurricane!

One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything but Square

Today starts another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge!  This weeks theme is Anything but Square!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Stamps!
You can check out their wonderful designs here!

The project I made for this challenge is:
The image used on this tag is "school books" by stitchy bear stamps and can be seen here.  Well this is really more of a scrapbook element then a tag.  I thought it would work perfectly with my first day of school scrapbook page that I am working on.  :)

Please head over to the One Stop Craft Challenge blog and enter your project today!  We love to see what you create!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crafting for all Seasons - Bingo

There is a new challenge at Crafting for all Seasons!  The theme of the challenge is Bingo!  
For this challenge you need to pick three items from the bingo board (up, down or diagonally) and add those embellishments to your card!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Please check out Tracey's lovely images here.

Here is my card for this challenge:
I picked (die cuts, tags, buttons) to put on my card.

I used the "sleepy mouse" image from Sliekje designs on my card.  We are introducing her free stamps on the CFAS challenge blog.
They are wonderful and can be found here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - What's the score?

This week at Hambo Hoedown the challenge was to use the Geranium digital image.  Plus add some scoring to your card.  Well I almost couldn't participate in this challenge because I have been out of town for a week and just arrived this evening.  I just had to be part of the challenge this week so I finished the card tonight just in enough time to enter my card.

Image - Hambo Geranium
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Yellow Viva Decor
flourish - sizzix die
pink and white pearls
Flowers - Recollections
K&Co tags  (love them)
Color box warm red
Hero Arts - old french writing stamp
My & my big ideas papers

Here is a link to this challenge HERE!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It must BEE someones birthday!

I made a birthday gift tag for someone special's birthday using a some odd girl image.

The some odd girl image I used is Bee Tia!  The Tia images are adorable.  It works perfectly with the saying and the little bee buttons don't you think?  

I couldn't sleep the other night and made this tag around 2 am.  The ideas were just running around in my head, they just had to come out and I created this tag.  I just love to use K&Company tags and papers.  The designs are always so beautiful and work well with a lot of projects I am working on.  It made me so happy after this tag was completed that I had no problem going right to sleep.  There is nothing like creating something you feel is beautiful...

Take care... :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Creative Card Crew - Homemade Flowers Challenge

Creative Card Crew's new challenge this fortnight is Homemade Flowers!

Our sponsor for this challenge is ...

My DT card for this challenge is:

This image used on this card is "Cabin in the woods" by Robyn's Fetish.

I used the silhouette to create the vine corner border and created my own handmade flower using several different dies from quickutz.  (sunflower die, sparkle die, sun die)  I cut the pieces out of white cardstock then colored each piece using copic markers so the flower would match the colors of the cabin.  Assembled them some scrunched and some clipped together to make my flower.

What dies or punches can you use to make your own handmade flower?

Monday, August 15, 2011

A cute little notebook

Hey Everyone!  I am not getting much crafting done today because chores are the order of the day.  We are almost ready for school to begin here.  How about you all?  Are you ready for the kiddos to be back at school?

I created little notebooks for the kids.  It will be perfect for writing notes back and forth with them.

I used an image from whimsie doodles to make this notebook.  Whimsie doodle images seem to be creeping into a lot of my work lately.  :)

Have a great day!

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes Challenge

There is another fun challenge happening over at Paper Playtime. Starting today we are running an 
"anything goes" challenge sponsored by non other than Whimsie Doodles!

Melyssa from Whimsie Doodles creates incredible images that I really enjoy using on my projects.  If you have not had the chance to see her images you need to go over to her site and check them out Here.

Here is my card for this challenge:

For the image on my card, I used an image from the school goodies digital stamp set from Whimsie Doodles. This set has several fun images included in it.

I used an old sizzix die to make the little piece of red notebook paper.  I think it is too cute!  LOL!  For the design paper I found some hopscotch paper and cork paper which seemed to work perfectly for this back to school card.

An EK Success edge punch was used to create the spiral notebook edging on the orange polka dot paper.  Plus a few star stickers and of course and apple sticker.   You have to have apples on a back to school card don't you know.  :)

Head over to Paper Playtime and enter your project!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whimsie Wednesday Color Challenge - Aqua, Orange and Lime Green

Whimsie Doodles is having a color challenge and I just love the colors they picked for this challenge!  Aqua, Orange and Lime Green are just lovely summer colors.

It was so much for me to use these color on my card.

In designing this card,  I wanted something clean and simple to show off the paper and the image.  So I choose to just add corner embellishments instead of covering the card with them.  I love the way it turned out.

Yeah!  This card won this Whimsie Doodles Aqua, Orange and Lime Green color challenge!

Image - Whimsie Doodles Diving Leah
Starfish flourish - Silhouette
Starfish - Quickutz die
Shell - Quickutz die
Sand Dollar - Silhouette

Whimsie Doodles - color challenge
the crafty pad - cute and girly

Hambo Hedgehog Card

For this weeks Hambo Hoedown the challenge was to use a sketch to make your card.

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

We were also given the hedgehog digital image.  
I am not the best at using sketches so I hope you like my take on it.

I added dimension by popping up the little sentiment.

I love using Hambo images there is just something fun and happy about them.  You should check them out!  
This card is in honor of Monica's birthday yesterday!  Happy Birthday Monica! Her and Her husband own Hambo Stamps.

Here is a link to this challenge.

Image - Hambo Hedgehog
Scalloped border - Lifestyle Crafts
Small scalloped border - MFT
Rectangular and Square dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Happy Bday stamp

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crafting for all Seasons - Ch #7 - Tags Challenge

We have a fun challenge planned for you this time!  The theme of this challenge is "Tags"!  I love making tags because they are so useful. They can be added to layouts, cards, gifts and used as bookmarks.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
The prize for this challenge is a $10.00 tiddly inks gift card!!

Wish I could win this prize because there are so so many tiddly inks stamps I want. Check out Christy's stamps here. I am sure you will find plenty you will want too!

Here are the tags I made with the image "cookie bugg with extras":

The cookie bugg image came with digital pager, which I used on the tag above and below, and two sentiments, one of which I used on the tag above and the other sentiment on the tag below, plus two extra images (a glass of milk and a cookie) which I used on the tag below.  The extras given with this image make it so versatile!

What could you make with all these wonderful images?

Love it!

Go over to Crafting for all Seasons and add your project today!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Tic Tac Toe

Hello Everyone,

It is time for another Hambo Hoedown...

This week the image is of the little indian which is so so cute.  To me she looked like she was dancing and enjoying herself so I had to make the card around her dancing!

We had to also pick three items from the tic tac toe board to add to our card.  I picked pierced, die cut, and flower.

Here is my card:

Head over to Hambo and join in on the Hoedown.

Paper Playtime - Projects with Water Challenge

At Paper Playtime there is always a fun challenge going on whether you're a die-hard Cricut user, Stamper, Digi Queen, Scrapbooker, Cardmaker, and everything else in-between!

This challenge is "Projects with Water"

Our sponsor this week is MY PINK STAMPER with her stamp set "MUSIC SPEAKS".

I haven't used my cricut to make a card in a while and this challenge was perfect for getting my machine out, dusting it off and creating something fun with it!  I also pulled out my silhouette too! 
Pull out your machines that you haven't used in a while.  I bet you can get inspired to create something fun too! There are so many great Cricut cartridges out there so go for it!

Here is my DT card for this challenge:

Silhouette - waves
Quickutz - sun die
Cricut "Life is a Beach" Cartridge - boat, time4fun, dolphin
White gel marker
smiley face button

You have until August 13th at noon EST to get your project in!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Creative Card Crew - Best foot forward

Today at Creative Card Crew we are putting our "best foot forward". 

This challenge is centered around shoes.  Our sponsor for this challenge is:

The prize for this challenge is a $20.00 gift certificate to Simon Says!

Here is my DT card:
My card is centered around rain boots.  We really could use some rain here! LOL

image - Bugaboo (turtle with umbrella
flower - ms circle punch
leaf flourish - silhouette
rain boots - silhouette
oval - spellbinders

Enter your project Here!

catch the bug - splash

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge - Rebel

Hello Everyone!  I made it through the weekend.  LOL We had a big family reunion this weekend and it was so much fun but left no time for crafting. Got up early this morning to get my Rebel card done for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge.  You can enter it HERE! This time we were given a Rebel soldier image to use and had to add stitching faux or real.  I added faux stitching to the buttons.

Here is my card for this challenge:

I used the Hambo image - Rebel Soldier
 Sizzix die - buttons
Silhouette image - cannon
Spellbinders nesting dies - curved rectangles
blue floss