Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turtle Love

Heather Dennis has done it again! She has a brand new line of digis set to be released this weekend at her shop, Fresh Brewed Desings!! I was so excited when she sent me the images to play with and I could't wait to post a card!!!! This little guy is called "Turtle Love". ADORABLE isn't he?? What I really like about him is that he can be used for Valentines Day or anytime throughout the year. Be sure to stop by Heather's Blog for some fun starting this Friday and throughout the weekend for the release of new images, freebies, and fun! I used the current sketch at PaperTake Weekly to create this card.

Happy New Year From Crafty Creations!!!

This week at Crafty Creations with GLITTER and BLING!!! Come on over and show us your sparkle!!

One random pick winner will receive...

6 sheets of DCWV 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" Garden Party Glitter Papers
6 White envelopes, 12 blue and brown dew drops, 6 blue gem brads, brown and blue ribbons (appr. 1 meter each)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Fresh Brewed Designs!

This week my good friend, Heather is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday with her Fresh Brewed Designs Shop. I love this clean and fun sketch!! I used FB's Have a Tweet Christmas for this card. How cute is this??? Since Christmas is over, I decided to use the sentiment "Your're Absolutely Fabulous" so I can use it all winter long!! Be sure to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday to join in the fun!! The prize this week is $20 to Heather's shop!! Yippppeeee!!

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- SnOw!!

Wow!! It has been such a long time since I last posted. I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. My family and I had such a fantastic holiday... it was so nice!! I am ready to get the Christmas decorations down and put my house back to "normal" though!!

This card is for the current challenge at Stamptacular Sunday. The theme is snow and I was so excited to use this set from TGF for the first time!! Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me. I hope to get back on track with blogging this week!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fresh Brewed Hop Winner!!

Thank you all for the sweet comments left from the Fresh Brewed Blog hop. I also want to thanks Heather for asking me to work with her art. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and talented friend!! All of the ladies did such an amazing job with this hop... it was so much fun working with all of you! The winner (chosen out of a hat!) from my blog is........

NikkiLynn!! Congrats girl!! Please contact Heather to claim your free image!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Wonderland- Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I was on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and really wanted to try their sketch! This card is made from one of my new SU! sets. Glad I could finally ink it up! The DP is also by SU! and I am lovin the colors. This is going to be a super short post because my kids are fighting in the other room and I have a horrible headache!! Have a wonderful evening and wish me luck with the kiddos! Thanks for stoppin by!

Yippppeeee!! It's Time for a Fresh Brewed Hop!!!!!

I have been waiting so long for this! If you have come from Stacy's blog then you are in the right spot! You don't want to miss any of the featured blogs today because there are prizes to be won at EVERY single one!! Yea! Be sure to visit everyone and comment for your chance to win!

Heather (owner of Fresh Brewed, and one of my very best friends!!)sent me these images weeks ago and I have been dying to share them with all of you. Today Fresh Brewed Designs is releasing several new images... believe me, you don't want to miss them!

I used Dawn's skech from ICS for my first card. This is my favorite of the images being released today. Doesn't she just look so warm and cozy as she enjoys her latte?? I so want to be her right now!

For this card I used the current sketch over at Sketch Saturday. Fun!! I wouldn't mind being this lucky lady either!!

I also want to share these three girls with you. They are all so unique and beautiful!!

Thanks for spending part of your day with me! Now head on over to Mary's blog for some more fun and see what she has waiting for you!

A Girl's Best Friend!

This week at Crafty Creations we would like to see pets in your creations!! We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and the DT was very lucky to get to work with several of their images. I chose this "too cute" little puppy in a stocking. Can you say ADORABLE??? I had a little help from Allion, my five year old with the glitter!! We can't wait to see what you make for your "best friend"! So head on over to CCC and check out the amazing prize being offered up and get working on your pet creations!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Anyone For Anya? Sketch 4

I can't believe that this is my first entry in the Anyone for Anya? blog. I love Anya and I always have good intentions of entering, but life gets in the way!! I just loved working with this clean and fun sketch!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!!!

Card Patterns- Last Post for the Night!!

Ok... I was a busy girl today!! Here is one last post before I call it a night. This card is for the sketch at CardPatterns. I just loved working with this sketch. Using panels is so much fun for me! The paper is from Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey. The adorable image is designed by Victoria Case. Good Night my blogging friends!!! I hope to get some more craftng in tomorrow!

Snow Friends

I was really intrigued by the current sketch over at Friday Sketchers. I decided to flip it and use it that way. It was so much fun to work with!! These cute little guys are another new release over at Fresh Brewed Designs. These little Snow Friends reminded me of my kiddos- until I heard them fighting when I was coloring this! Anyway, I just love this image... too darn cute!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Really Fast Christmas Gift!

Tonight I was at Walgreens picking up some pictures and I saw these photo snow globes. I didn't do much to them. I just handwrote the date and stamped a few snowflakes, but I know my parents and in-laws will really like them!! Just thought I would share this quick and easy idea!!

ICSC, Papertake Weekly, and a New Snow Buddy!

Hi there! I was so happy to be able to craft for a little bit this morning. My dear friend Heather sent me some new Snow Buddies to work with for Fresh Brewed Designs and let me tell you, they are adorable. This is Snow Buddy with a Gift and he will be available for purchase very soon. Dawn from Inspirational Card Sketch Challenges created this great layout- I always love her style!! I am also submitting this card to PaperTake Weekly where the challenge this week is Christmas!! Thanks for spending part of your busy day with me! Be sure to check out all of the new images at Fresh Brewed when you get the chance!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

31 Free Elisabeth Bell Stamps!!!!

You have to go check out what Elisabeth Bell is offering on her blog!!!! 31 stamps and so much more!!!! The deadline to enter is November 30th.... hurry!!!

Crafty Creations Cracked Glass

Over at Crafty Creations we are asking you to use the Cracked Glass Technique on your cards this week. We have so generously been sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. Regina gave the DT the ENTIRE Bulbs for the Tree set to work with this week... what a sweetie!!! I really like the way the cracked glass worked out for me this time. To see a tutorial on this technique, visit Splitcoast Stampers. It is really easy and adds such a fun feature to your cards! We can't wait to see what you create this week! Thanks for spending part of your day with me! Have a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunshine Monday!

It is once again one of my favorite days.... Sunshine Monday!!! Woo hoo! This week I am featuring this adorable angel stamp. I have been making a TON of ornaments for my girl scouts and decided it would be fun to do this for S&G, too! I also wanted to mention that Sunshine and Giggles' images are all available in digital form. Go check it out!! Be sure to stop by the new site and see what else is waiting for you!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Baby!!

My baby turned three today!! Even though I feel a little sad that she is getting so big, I just loved watching her have so much fun today!! We went to a local pizza parlor where the kids played games and all of our family ate dinner. It was such a nice time and I know Maddi had a blast! She had so much fun that she fell asleep on the ride home holding one of her new toys!! Where did the time go???? I ask myself that every time one of my kids have a birthday. I made Maddi this card using the sketch from Card Patterns. At the moment her favorite color is green so I used it for her! This is one of TGF's new images... too cute!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

This is Gonna be SNOW much fun!!

Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs is celebrating her release of some adorable images with a challenge that will be lasting ALL weekend! I have been so blessed to be able to help Heather start up her new business. She is one of the most caring, loving, and honest people that I know and I am so happy to call her my friend! One example of this is the amazing snow family image she created for me. She asked me a few questions about my family and what they like to do. From there she created a snow family that resembeled mine!! Here is a card I made with this amazing gift. To make it even more special, I used the sketch that little Miss Hannah (Heather's daughter) made for the challenge Heather is having this weekend.

The second card I used the new Snow Angel image. I used the current Sketch Saturday sketch to create this card. Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to head on over to Heather's Blog to check out all the fun she has planned for this weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crafty Creations Snow Challenge

I am so happy that my sweet friend, Heather is sponsoring us again this week!! She was super generous with giving the DT images to use from her shop, Fresh Brewed Designs. This week the theme is "snow" and I used the image "I Love You Snow Much". You can't find this image yet because it is not yet released. Consider this sort of a sneek peek!!!! Heather will be releasing this image along with some others on Friday of this week. Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me. I hope to see you over at Crafty Creations. Oh, I forgot to mention that the prize is 3 images of your choice from Fresh Brewed Designs!!! Get on over there!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ICSC #41

I really love all the detail Dawn added to this week's sketch at Inspirational Card Sketch Challenges. This was great to work with!! The DT over there has amazing cards that are sure to inspire you. I used my new Angel Cake and Mr. Snowman digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs for this card. Isn't it the cutest?? I love these little ladies so much that I had to buy all of the ones I didn't have from Heather's shop right away. Yes, I am addicted to her designs!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!

It's That Time Again!

Yep! Welcome to another Sunshine Monday!! For this card I chose this adorable "Snow Day" by S&G. It is hard to believe that snow will be on the ground in St. Louis soon when it was 80 degrees and beautiful yesterday. I really am not a snow kinda girl, but I do love this Sunshine and Giggles Stamp- it just makes me smile! Janice has created a new blog for S&G and you can find it here. There is also a DT call going on for this amazing stamp company and you will find all of the details on the new blog. You don't want to miss it!! Thank you for spending part of your day with me! Have a beautiful week!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Come Hop Along With Fresh Brewed Designs!

If you have arrived from Mary's blog, then you are in the right place!! Thanks for hopping along with us today to celebrate the release of Fresh Brewed Designs new Angel Cakes line. Heather has totally blown me away with her amazing talent this time!! Check out how stinkin' cute these little Angel Cakes are. I am totally in love with them. My first card is made using the adorable Angel Cake Cupcake and the second with Little Angel Cake. Be sure to leave a comment after this post for your chance to win a free Fresh Brewed image. If you leave a message on each blog on this hop you will be entered for a chance to win the GRAND prize... all of the details are on Heather's post. Now you will head on over to Rhonda's blog!! Have fun! Thanks again for spending part of your day with us!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Crafty Creations is Getting "Fresh"... Fresh Brewed that is!

This week at Crafty Creations we want to see a pull out feature on your cards. It can be a tag, photo, or anything your little heart desires. We are being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather is offering the winner of the challenge THREE of her amazing images. If you haven't checked out Fresh Brewed or Crafty Creations... get moving!! The DT has amazing cards to inspire you!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cookies, Milk, and Cupcakes!!

What a sweet tooth I have tonight!! This cute little Snow Buddy is called Cookies and Milk. Isn't he adorable?? This card is for the Cupcake Craft Challenge. This week the sketch was super fun to work with!! I just love using panels. I colored this Snow Buddy with Copics. I added some Dazzling Diamonds (SU!) to add a bit of sparkle to our little friend. If you haven't been to Fresh Brewed Designs you have to stop by!! Heather Dennis has created ToNs of amazing images!! Thanks for stopping by!

Woo Hoo!! Its Sunshine Monday!

It is hard to believe how fast the weekend flew by!! We had a blast on Halloween and the kids looked so cute. Now it is time for me to get busy with Christmas cards and gifts. This adorable image from Sunshine and Giggles got me in the holiday spirit. How cute is this?! I colored it using Copic markers and used Picket Fence stickles for the snow. I hope everyone has a beautiful week!! Be sure to stop by the rest of the Giggle Girls' blogs to check out what they have waiting for you on this fine Sunshine Monday!! The links are posted in my sidebar.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

It has seriously been MONTHS since I have been able to participate in the Sunday Stamptacular Challenge. I have missed it so much!! The ladies at this blog always have inspiring projects waiting every Sunday. This week's challenge is to create something that highlights friendship. I found this fun Joy Fold Card at Splitcoast Stampers. You can find the tutorial here. This was such a fun and easy card to make!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

My husband is out taking the kids trick-or-treating and I am sitting here waiting to hand candy out to the kids in our neighborhood. I thought I would post a few pictures of my three little cuties!! Maddi is the puppy (so not into this, and is sitting home with me!), Allison is Cleopatra, and Dominic is the vampire. He is calling himself Count Dominic tonight! I hope you all are having a great night!!

Friday Sketchers

It has been at least a month since I have played along over at Friday Sketchers, so I am super excited to post this today!! I just love the sketch that Aud created. The tag kinda freaked me out for some reason, but I think I was able to pull it off!! The DP is Basic Grey and the stamp set is called Crazy for Cupcakes by SU! I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. The lighting was kinda off outside, but it is the first sunny day in over a week so I had to take it out there!! Have a fun night tonight!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Get Sketchy #12

Yea!! I was able to make a card tonight for Get Sketchy. This was a fun sketch to work with!! Have you seen the prize they have for this week's challenge?? It is a $50 gift certificate to Stampin Bella!!! I made this card using items that were all RAKed to me last year. The image is an exclusive Elisabeth Bell stamp created just for Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs. I just fell in love with it! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun and safe Halloween tomorrow!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gettin Sketch with the Corny Family!

I am so excited to have finally made a card for Get Sketchy's Challenge Blog!! Yea! I have been wanting to participate for weeks and things kept getting in the way! I just love this sketch- so clean and fun! I bought this paper at Hobby Lobby about a month ago when I was first introduced to Heather's adorable Candy Corn images at Fresh Brewed Designs. I knew exactly which image I wanted to use when I saw the sketch, but when I went to print it it was NOWHERE to be found on my computer. Luckily Heather is a total sweetheart and sent it to me again!!! Thanks so much!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketch Challenge

This is my fourth and final week as Guest Designer at Inspirational Card Sketches. I had so much fun and am sad to say it is my last week!! I want to thank the Dawn and the entire ICS DT for letting me hang out with you for the past month!! Be sure to check out the amazing sketch Dawn has waiting for you this week!!! The DT has totally outdone themselves again!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Another Sunshine Monday!

Welcome to another Sunshine Monday! I so wish that were the case here in Saint Louis. It is supposed to rain all day... teaching preschoolers today will be challenging not being able to go outside! So, how adorable is this cute little couple? They kind of remind me of me and my husband, except I would have a look of terror on my face because I am such a wimp! If you haven't been over to see the new line of Sunshine and Giggles stamps yet, get on over there!! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has created for this very fine Sunshine Monday!! Their links are posted on my sidebar. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fresh Brewed Blog HoP!

Welcome to your first stop on our Fresh Brewed blog hop!! Heather is releasing new Snow Buddies today, and let me tell you... they are AdOraBle!! They just have so much character!! Be sure to leave a comment at my blog for your chance to win a free image!!! Heather has a grand prize waiting to be won at her blog... but first head on over to Mary's Blog. I know she has something amazing to share with you!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crafty Creations, All Hallow's Eve

Ok, so this is not the same picture I have posted on the Crafty Creations blog!! I have had the flu and last night I finally had a burst of energy and made this cute little box. I got the idea from the Cute Critters Club on CafeMom. I just love the size and simplicity of this treat box!!
This week's challenge at Crafty Creations is All Hallow's Eve and the challenge was set by Jaime. She is sponsoring it herself and is donating the CTMH Tender Tags set to the winner of the challenge. Woo Hoo!! Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the DT has waiting for you!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ICS 39- GD Week 3

This is going to be a super fast post because I have the flu-yuck! Dawn has a fun and cute sketch up at ICS- go check it out!! This is my third week as guest designer, and I have been having such a great time!! Ok... I seriously am going to go back to bed.

Monday, October 19, 2009

For You!!

How cute is this little girl?? She is part of the new line of stamps from Sunshine and Giggles. I just love how she is just reaching right out at you to give you a gift!!! I just fell in love with this week's sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar and had to use it for my Sunshine Monday card :)! Be sure to stop by the rest of S&G's DT's blogs and check out what they have waiting for you on this wonderful Sunshine Monday!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday Throwdown and Somethin' Spooky for Papertake Weekly!

I was hopping around today and found this new challenge by Sherrod Studios. It is called Tuesday Throwdown! This week they have a really fun sketch to follow. I am also entering this card into Papertake Weekly's current Halloween challenge.
I saw this Fresh Brewed image today, and just had to have it!! Heather created such a cute Halloween scene, didn't she?! I used copics to color and some new SU! dp for this card. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening.

Crafty Creations- Blue Challenge

Are you feeling blue? I hope not! At Crafty Creations this week we want to see you use all shades of blue in your projects. Soft Pencil is sponsoring us this week and has been generous enough to give each of the DT this adorable image. Isn't it just too cute?! I love the little bunny. Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT has waiting for you!!!

Doodle Street Sketch Challenge!

WoW! You have to go check out the sketch the talented Cassandra has waiting for you this week at Doodle Street!!! This was such a fun sketch to work with. I used this absolutely adorable Patchwork Snowman image from the Doodle Street Store. Doesn't he just make you want to smile?? I used Copics to color the image and Frosted Lace Stickles for the snow. Please stop by the Doodle Street Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has waiting for you!