Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Poppin Good Birthday

This week's House Mouse Monday Challenge is to Paper Toll. HMMMM... what is that you ask?? I didn't know until I read the challenge!! It is when you stamp an image and then stamp it again and cut parts out to pop up the main image. (that is a confusing way to explain it... you may just want to hop on over to their blog for the tutorial!) I am not sure if you can tell or not, but the pieces of popcorn in the air use this paper tolling. Have a nice evening!

ICSC and a Spoon Full of Sugar

Woo hoo!! I was able to keep the kids entertained long enough to get a double challenge done!! This card is for Inspirational Sketch Challenge's current sketch (love it!) and A Spoon Full of Sugar's current summer challenge.

This image is from an image swap in the Card Makin' Mama group on CafeMom. I used CTMH's Boom-di-ada DP (one of my all time faves!!) and SU! markers and Copics to color this sweet little girl. HMMM.... maybe I can get one more in today??? We shall see!!

Bubbling Over

I made this card for The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This Changito image and sentiment weren from a swap in the CMM group on CafeMom. (I think Heather T. sent them- so stinkin cute!) I used a variety of papers: my citrus stack from Carol, SU! cardstock, and CTMH DP. Thanks for stopping by! Sorry for the short post, but I have to go make the kiddies some lunch!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wish Big

Well, its another Sunshine Monday!! Wow, last week was so busy that it just flew right by on me! This week the DT from Sunshine and Giggles is showcasing the adorable line of stamps on SCS's current sketch challenge. I decided to flip the sketch because it fit my image better. I am pretty happy with the way this turned out. I got my stars out for this one---- Again!!

I used all Stampin Up products to create this cute little guy. He is one of my favorite stamps in the line that Janice has released. Hope everyone has a beautiful week!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing...

Ok.... so I pictured this card turning out much cuter than it did. I like it, but my kids were being so bad when I was making it that I had to get up about 50 times!! This is Spa Sophie doing what I wish I were doing right now! I am so jealous of her! This card is for Stamptacular Sunday- the challenge is to use an animal somewhere on your card. I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday. I just love this sketch!! Ok... off to break up yet another fight! Hope your night is more peaceful than mine!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A New Hand to Hold

I made this card for Crafty Creation's Stars and Stripes Challenge. I also used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday. I just love this sketch... simple but so many possiblities! This cute little elephant was a RAK from my friend Shemaine. It is a CTMH stamp. The papers I used are all SU. I was so excited to use the SU set "In the Stars" two times this week. I love stars, but always forget to use them in my crafting!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge

This week the House Mouse Monday Challenge is a sketch- so cute, go check it out!! I colored this image awhile ago and never could find the right card for it... I think it has found a perfect home on this card! The cardstock and DP is all from SU and I colored the cute little bunnies with SU markers. Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pool Party!

I am planning a pool party for my daughter's fifth birthday. When I saw this sketch on the Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge blog , I thought it would be perfect for the invites. I colored Mermaid Anya with Copics and Bic Markers. I believe I got the DP from Target awhile ago. Allison was so excited when I showed her the finished product... hope the party is a success, too!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Super Riley!

When I saw this week's challenge on Stamptacular Sunday (Red, White, Blue and a Star Too!) I knew this would be the perfect image. I have been saving this RAKed image of Riley forever and am so happy to finally be using it. I am also submitting this card into Heather's current challenge in CCC on CafeMom. She has challenged us to create our own background paper. I made my paper with my SU set In the Stars. We also were to include stitching and I chickened out and drew mine on. Someday I will be brave and do the real thing!! I hope you like what I came up with!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunshine Monday and Cute Card Thursday

Well, it is hard to believe that is already Monday!! This past week flew by so fast for me. This week Sunshine and Giggles is participating in the Cute Card Thursday current challenge. The challenge is to include a tag somewhere on your creation- fun!

It has been extremely hot here in Saint Louis, and since I have just not been able to cool off I decided to use this adorable little lemonade cutie! Oh how I wish I could have some of that lemonade right now!! Please stop by my fellow Sunshine and Giggles DT members' blogs... they are sure to amaze you!!


Happy Monday!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer Breeze

I feel like I have been neglecting the groups I am in on CafeMom... sooooo I worked on Shannon's sketch in the Stampers Anonymous group. This sketch was really a lot of fun! I chose papers from The Paper Studio and an image of my new Willow in the Summer Breeze. I think she is absolutely adorable!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Sketchers 57

I was looking for some inspiration tonight to make a Father's Day card for my Dad and came across this week's sketch over at Friday Sketchers. I really like the sketch, but my card seems so plain compared to the DT over there!! I know it is because this is a card for a man and they are always a challenge for me!! Well, even though it is simple, I hope you like it!

House Mouse Monday and CCC

Oh, how I should be sleeping. I am so tired, but this is one of the only times I get to be alone to craft!! I am going to make this post short and sweet... I made this card for the House Mouse Monday challenge and Heather's sketch Challenge on Cute Critters Club on Cafemom.

I just love the Neopolitian theme for HM... yummy colors don't ya think??? I was given this image as an RAK and the DP has been in my stash for quite some time. Ok... off to catch some Z's!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 5

I made this card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog's current sketch. When I saw this sketch I knew it would be so much fun to do! I colored my image using copics and SU markers and the DP is from The Paper Studio. I really like how this one turned out and I hope you do, too! Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TGF Sisters and A Spoon Full of Sugar

I was able to get one more card made before I have to leave for the day... :)! This card is for the RW&B challenge in TGF Sisters on CafeMom and the current sketch challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar's blog. I used SU markers and Copics to color Miss Anya and all of the paper is CTMH.

Ok... I am really leaving to run some errands!

Crafty Creations and Mojo Monday

Good morning! I got up extra early this morning so I could have a little "me" time before my kiddos woke up. I was able to clean and make a card- yahoo!! In about an hour the sitter is coming and I am going to go get a mani/pedi!!!

I am submitting this card to Crafty Creation's current challenge "How does Your Garden Grow?". We needed to showcase anything that grows in a garden, garden tools, ect... I love this image that was given to me in a swap on CafeMom. I have been hoarding it for some time now, but finally got the courage to color it. I used all SU cardstock and Tea Party DP. I am also entering this into Mojo Monday's challenge this week.

Have a Beautiful Day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

IC Sketches #21

Whew!! I honestly didn't think I would get to make a card and post today. I spent the day with the kids. We went to the show and had so much fun!! When we got back I tackled my stamping room. I can't remember the last time I actually was able to sit in there and do anything because it was such a mess!!

This card is for IC Sketches Challenge #21. I just love the sketches on this blog. If you haven't visited them, head on over!! Those ladies are so super talented! I used my Junebugs digi image from All That Scraps. I am exhausted!! Off to bed....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunshine & Giggles and Color Throwdown!

Every Monday the DT from Sunshine and Giggles are going to showcase these amazing stamps. To do this, we will all be participating in different challenges- fun!! This week we are going to joining the Color Throwdown Challenge. The challenge is to use these colors:

I used SU cardstock and designer papers along with my Stamp & Writes to create this card. Please be sure to stop by all of the Sunshine & Giggles DT blogs, they are all amazing!

Janice Tenia Melissa Nicole Sheri

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Today I was able to get a card done for Stamptacular Sunday's challenge- yea!! This week's challenge is to make something for Dad. As I posted yesterday, male cards are hard for me!! I liked the sketch from the Stamp Something Blog. that I decided to use it again.

I just love this little Grilling Riley from Hanna Stamps . I colored him using my SU Stamp & Writes and the PP is The Paper Studio. Hope DH will like it as much as I do!!!

Sketch Something Challenge

My friend Heather mentioned this challenge on Stamp Something's challenge blog and I had to check it out. I had printed off this cute little turtle image freebie from Whimsy Doodles and thought it would look great on this sketch. There are so many cute images on this site, you should check it out!! I used my SU die to create the background and all RAKed papers.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CardPatterns Challenge 19

Tonight I needed to make a birthday card for my son's friend. His birthday party theme is camping- complete with a sleepover in a tent in the back yard!! (my friend must be very brave) I saw this sketch on CardPatterns and fell in love with it.

I used My SU set under the stars. The DP is also SU's Parisian Breeze Specialty. I colored the images using my SU Stamp and Writes. I think it turned out pretty good... cards for boys are always so hard for me. I hope he likes it!!

TGF No Layers Challenge

I made this card for TGF No Layers Challenge. Marie challenged us to ONLY use ONE piece of cardstock, fold it... and that's it!! Ribbbon and other embellies were allowed- thank goodness!! I usesd Flutter Anya for this colorful little card. The cardstock was embossed by my Cuttlebug folder and the oval was cute using my Spellbinders die. I decided that a rainbow effect would be perfect for this cute lil butterfly and used SU inks and dobbers to create the base of the card.

Friday, June 12, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

I decided to use one of my digi stamps from All That Scraps for this card. I think she turned out really well!! There are so many cute images on their site. The paper I used was all in my RAK bin and I colored this cutie with my SU markers and Copics. I finally got to use my SU diecuts- love them!! This card is for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tropical Tote!!

I saw this sweet little tote on the Whimsie Doodles blog and just had to try my hand at it!! Tracey Feeger has the tutorial on her blog- thanks so much for sharing. This was super easy to make and so stinkin cute!!

The challenge on Crafty Creations this week is to showcase the color purple. I love purple but hardly ever use it in my cardmaking. I used SU cardstock and Tea Party Designer Papers. The cute little image is Hula Anya from The Greeting Farm.
I think I may put a gift card and some earings in this cute little tote for my niece's birthday this weekend. Her favorite color is purple, so it will be perfect!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Butterflies, Sunshine, and Giggles!!

When I saw the challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar this week I knew I had the perfect DP for it! We are supposed to use butterlies!! I loooove butterflies and this paper!! It was from a friend at Cafemom... and I love it! I decided that my new Sunshine and Giggles stamp, Gathering Flowers, would go perfect with this card.

Roses on Paper Color Challenge- Pink, Yellow, and Green

I love the pink/green combo and use it a lot, but I have never put yellow in the mix!! The Roses on Paper challenge this week is to use these colors. At first I was stumped on how to start, but remembered I had this Tea Party paper from SU that showcased just the right colors!! I am also posting this for a challenge on CafeMom in The Greeting Farm Sisters Group. We were to case a card from our group's gallery, and I chose one that Carisa designed. I used my new Dahlia stamp from the greeting farm- isn't she fun??!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lil' Miss Sunshine!

I am off today and should be cleaning- but I am crafting instead!! Shhhh... don't tell DH!! This card is for the Inspirational Card Sketches #20 Challenge. I absolutely loooove this sketch!! I got to use my new Miss Anya set and the Citrus Card Stack that my good friend Carol sent!! It is my favorite paper EVER!! Ok... of to clean- I swear!

Seashell Trevor

I sure am getting my money's worth out of the summer paper I found in the dollar section at Target!! Cards for guys are always a tough one!! This card is for the current challenge on Papertake Weekly. Sorry for the short posting,but it is waaaay late and I should be in bed!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Splish, Splash... A Citrus Bath!

I saw this stamp when I was at Hobby Lobby and had to have it!! (at least it was half off!!) In CCC on CafeMom our challenge is to make a card that reminds us of summer vacation. To me summer means sun, cold drinks, flip flops and the pool!! I also used this card for Mojo Monday's week 90!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunshine and Giggles and SASSC 18

I was getting ready to head to bed when I realized we didn't get our mail out of the mailbox today. When I went out.... there were my new Sunshine and Giggles stamps!!! I had to ink them up right away. I am on the DT for this new line of stamps and am so excited to finally get to use them live and in person! I have been wanting to make a card using the current sketch over at The Fresh Batch and thought this image would be perfect!! I just love the stamps Janice sent. They really stamp easy and are so stinkin cute!!
I used Close to My Heart designer paper for this card. The flip flop images are also CTMH from the August Word Puzzle set.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mermaid Anya

Woo Hoo!! My TGF stamps came in the mail yesterday!! I got a chance to play with them tonight. This card is made with papers and ribbon that have all been RAKed to me. I know the shiny blue paper I used for the background is available at Target. I colored the image with copics and SU markers. This card is for The Greeting Farm Sisters (on CafeMom) sketch challenge. This is the very first challenge for the group!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mojo Monday

I had a little free time at work during nap time and was able to make a card for this week's Mojo Monday Challenge. I really like the sketch the DT gave us to work with. I used my Citrus Stack that my good friend Carol sent me- thanks again, this is my all time favorite paper!! My terrrific SS from A2B on CafeMom sent me this MissMatch Ketto image- adorable!!! I am happy with the way it turned out and hope you like it, too!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

TGF Black and White Challenge

Have I mentioned that I am obsessesed with The Greeting Farm these days?? They are just so stinkin cute! Marie posted a challenge for us to use ONLY black and white. I have made B&W cards before, but have always been allowed an accent color- not this time! I used one of the Miss Anya images Carisa sent in the CMM on Cafemom swap. I just ordered this set yesterday and can't wait for it to arrive!! This was such a fun challenge!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Perfume Sophie

I have had this Sophie for a couple of weeks and just didn't know how to use her. I knew I wanted to do something really girly.... and I did!! I used the sketch for this week's challenge on Card Patterns and for the CCC June Sketch #1. I hope you like it!!

Future Hall-of-Famer

Well, it is Sunshine Monday again!! It is hard for me to believe- last week just flew right by!! This week the Sunshine and Giggles Design Team decided to use the current sketch on SCS for our project. I chose to flip the sketch to fit my image better. I used Stampin Up Designer papers and markers. Be sure to stop by the Sunshine and Giggles Blog and visit all of my co-designers and Janice, the owner of this adorable line of stamps!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Exciting News!!

I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen to design for a brand new stamp company!! The name is Sunshine and Giggles and they specialize in African American Kids stamps. I was on Splitcoast Stampers and saw the post for the DT call and gave it a shot. I am a teacher, and recently I was wanting to make a card for a little munchkin in my class . I searched through all the children images I had and just didn't have the right image for him.... this line is just perfect! Check it out here. I super excited to be working with Janice, Tenia, Melissa, Nicole, and Sheri!! This new and exciting line launches tomorrow!


Today my good friend Heather started designing for IC Sketches!! Yea Heather... you are going to do such an amazing job. I was able to sneak away and make this card for the challenge they have going on for this week. I used another digi stamp from All That Scraps for this card. She is Sunglasses Emma- too cute! Have a great day!!