Friday, April 30, 2010

Whew! One More Card for Today... Sketch Saturday

I have just one more card to post today.  This image is called Sew Leah from Whimsy Doodles.  I bought her today on sale!!  So cute!  She reminds me of my little Maddi.  She has been helping her daddy in the garden a lot this week.   This sketch is from Sketch Saturday.  Good night my friends!!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Thanks to the Queen of Tarts!!

This week at Oh, Alice the challenge was to use some kind of yummy treat in our creations.  What could be better than this tasty little cupcake??  You can find this image at The Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Shop.  This is Angel Cake Cupcake... adorable, don't ya think??!!  This card is also for the Thank You Challenge over at I Love Digi.

Happy Birthday to My Sweetie!!

Today is my husband's birthday!! He has had a rough year, and I just wanted to take this time to let him know how much I love him. The kids can't wait to give him his presents and cake when they get home from school. We are also going to go out for pizza!! I hope he has the greatest day!!

This is the Beaver's Blueprints image from Meljen's Designs. The sketch is from Eat, Sleep, Stamp.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What a Shape!!

Hi there!!  Yay!  It is almost the weekend.  I can't wait because my little Dominc is going to be making his First Communion on Sunday.  We have been working hard around the house gettting everything ready for the big day!!  I just love throwing parties and I hope Dominic enjoys his special day.  I did take a break this morning to make a card.  When looking through challenges to do, I saw that many of the blogs I follow are doing a "shape" theme this week.  I hardly ever make shape cards, they intimidate me!!But I headed over to look at the new Meljen's Designs images released today and just fell in love with this cute little dolphin.  I have been trying really hard not to buy on impulse, but I just had to have him... right away!!  That is what I love about digis... instant gratification!!  I kept him pretty simple.  Just colored him with Copics and used a little glitter.  I tried adding other things, but they just weren't working for me!  Thanks for spending part of your day with me!!

Here are the challenges for this card:

Meljen's Designs DT- shape card
Cupcake Craft Challenge- Don't be Square
Papertake Weekly- Do Something Different
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog- shape card

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crafty Creations... Create Your Own Background Paper

Hi there!  This week is my week to host at Crafty Creations.  One of the hardest things for me to do is NOT use DP!!  So, that's the challenge!!  Create a card or other amazing creation using paper you designed yourself.  It can be embossed, stamped, sprayed with glitter... whatever you want!!  Fun!!  Now head on over and see what our DT has wating for you!!  You don't want to miss this challenge because The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring it with some of their amazing digis as prizes!!  Yay!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other Challenges:

Fab n Funky: No Patterned Paper

The Pink Elephant Aqua

Stamp Scrap Doodle:Girlie

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome Baby Reese!

Today is a special day!!!  My cousin Stephanie is having her first baby today... yay!! This is a little card I made for her.  The image is from Meljen's Designs and the layout is the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   Little baby Reese will be born later this morning... welcome baby girl!  Please keep my cousin and her sweet baby in your thoughts and prayers today.  I can't wait to meet the newest member of my family!!


Sweet Sketch Weds (sketch #46)
Meljen's Designs (for the little ones)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge... Dominic's Entry!

This second card is what Dominic created for the Karen's Kids' Challenge.  I thought it was very creative of him to use shells to decorate his card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  The kids are both very proud of their creations, and so am I!

Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge... Brown Combos!

This weekend Dominic and Allison both had a chance to make cards for the Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge. The challenge was to use either brown and blue, brown and pink, or brown, blue and pink!! The first card is by Allison. She loved this Rosie the Queen image. She got ahold of my stickles and just went to town!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Piggy Bath!

This little guy from Meljen's Designs has been on my wish list for a few weeks now... and tonight I went ahead and treated myself to this little cutie!! I have been working really hard getting things ready around my house for Dominic's First Communion and I thought I deserved it!! :) This fun layout is the current sketch over at ICS. All of the papers are from the SU! stack I recently purchased. Sorry this is so short... I am totally exhausted from cleaning today!! Have a wonderful weekend my friends and thanks for stopping by!!


ICS- sketch
Meljen's Designs- Featured Stamper

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crafty Creations DT Card: Distressing Sponsored by Soft Pencil

We are so thrilled to have Soft Pencil sponsor our challenge at Crafty Creations again this week! Soft Pencil has generously given each DT member an image to play with for our challenge this week. What is the challenge you ask??? Distressing! I chose to use a sponge dauber around the edges of my cardstock to show distressing. I used the current sketch from PaperTake Weekly to design this card. You have to stop by the Crafty Creations Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the team has waiting for you!! Oh, I almost forgot!!! The winner of our challenge this week will win a $15 credit towards Soft Pencil images. Now hurry on over!! Can't wait to see what you make this week!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's First Communion Time!

Well, this weekend starts about a month of TONS of First Communions in our family. My son Dominic is actually making his in a couple of weeks... we are so excited! No, this girly card is not for him! My mother-in-law asked me to make her a card for an adorable litle girl who's party we will be attending next Sunday. I hope she likes it, I think it is pretty!! The stamp set is from SU! as well as the embossing powder and papers. The amazing sketch is from OCC Sketch Challenge. I am so happy that I have had more time to craft these past two weeks... I have really missed it!! Have a wonderful evening and an even better tomorrow!!

Stamptacular Penguin Celebration and Friday Sketchers

Hi there friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I know we had a great one over here!! The kids are off to school and that means I have a little time to myself before Maddi (my 3 year old) wakes up!! This card is for the Stamptactular Sunday Penguin Celebration they have for this week's challenge. I was going through images on my computer to use and totally forgot I had bought this adorable image from All That Scraps awhile back. The papers area all from the Sweet Pea paper stack from SU! I just love this sketch from Friday Sketchers... lots of fun to work with! Thank you for stopping by! I am off to get some things done around here before my little tornado wakes up!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge... Embossing

Yay! Allison and I finally got to play in the Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge! This is the third challenge for this new and exciting challenge blog and I have just not had time to participate until now! Allison (my five year old)loved coloring the image, picking out the colors, and running the paper through the cuttlebug. I think the cuttlebug is her favorite of all my crafting "toys", so this was the perfect challenge for her to do!! She is going to give this card to her teacher tomorrow... she is really proud of it. Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What I was Up to Tonight!

Tonight my kids actually went to bed super early!! Yay! Must have been all the time they spent outside today in the beautiful weather we had. I had some time to myself and I worked on this little thank you. I used the sketch from I Love Digi... isn't it fun?! The adorable bear image is from Meljen's Designs. So cute!! I don't have many bear images and this really jumped out at me when it was one of Meljen's Monday Freebies. It is so cute! The paper I used is all SU! I just got the DP last night at my stamp camp. It is from the Sweet Pea stack in the current mini catalog. It was hard for me to part with it b/c there are only two pieces of each in the stack, but I thought it would go great with this layout. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Hard to believe that tomorrow is already Sunday.

Challenges: Meljen's Designs DT Challenge 3D (the baubles)
I Love Digi (sketch)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh, So Sweet!

I just love using this image. My very sweet friend Heather made this for me in the image of my kids. Tonight I had a little alone time and wanted to make a few cards for Mother's Day. This one is for my mom... I know it is going to make her smile!! How great is this sketch? I am just lovin' it! It is the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Guess who is sponsoring the prize this week??? The same sweet friend who designed this image for me!!! Heather Dennis of Fresh Brewed Designs is offering $15 of free digi images to the winner this week!! You have to head on over and see what an amazing job the DT did with her images!!! I am also entering this card into the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge, Ribbons and Bows.


Tonight is the night I get to go to stamp camp!! I look forward to this evening once a month. My sister and I go together and get to craft and hang out!! We make swap cards and this month's theme was baby shower. I thought this adorable little Toby Cub worked perfectly with my SU! dp and card stock!! This card is for the current challenge over at PaperTake weekly.... Cuteness. I don't know about you, but I think this sweet little guys screams cuteness :)! Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to post what we make tonight!

Tea Time!

This year I am my kindergartener's Daisy Troop leader. We are having a garden tea party to celebrate the end of the year. It should be really cute with "tea" and fun little party foods for the girls and their moms. I was in charge of the invites and I remembered that I had this adorable little tea stamp set. I hope the girls like them!! I think they turned out pretty cute!! I am going to submit this to the Busy Beauties first challenge. It is an Alice inspired challenge... I always think Tea when I think of Alice!! You should go check out this amazing new blog. The ladies there are the sweetest and Carolyn and Thomas create the most adorable images! Thanks for spending part of your day with me!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crafty Creations Limited Challenge

This week over at Crafty Creations we are limiting you to use 1 Designer Paper, 1 stamped image, and only 1 embellie!! This one was tough for me since I sometimes tend to pile it on! We are being sponsored this week by Digi Kitty. Isn't this little bunny just too cute?? Yep, it's a Digi Kitty image and if you participate in our challenge this week you can win some of these amazing images!! I hope to see you over at Crafty Creations this week!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

We Could Use Your Help!

Hi friends!! The team I am on for The Greeting Farm's current challenge has made it to round 3!! This week we were to make a scrapbook page. I do scrap, but not very often so this one was hard for me! This is a picture of my little Allison's first Halloween, isn't she just too cute!! It's hard for me to believe that she will already be 6 in July... time goes too fast!

We could really use your votes to help keep us in the running. Our picture was somehow lost and we missed out on a day and a half of voting as our entry just made it into the galleria today. Please head on over to The Greeting Farm and leave us a comment!! Our group is named the Farmaholics.

Thanks for your help!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crafty Creations: Paper Piecing... soooo late!

Yikes! This was yet another crazy week for us. A horrible stomach virus hit my family HARD! Yuck! Now that we are all on the mend, I was able to post my DT card for this week's Crafty Creations Challenge. This week we would love to see you paper piece! This adorable image is from this week's sponsor Sew Many Cards. I paper pieced the moon and the cloud. Be sure to head on over to Crafty Creations (link on my sidebar!) to submit your paper pieced creation for your chance to win 5 free digis from Sew Many Cards! I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Oops! I Almost Forgot One!!

I was heading to bed when I realized that I was one Easter Card short for tomorrow!! I needed some inspiration and saw this amazing sketch over at Card Patterns. I thought it was so much fun and would work great with this Easter image from Fresh Brewed Designs. All of the paper is from SU! and the flowers are made from a SU! punch. Ok... now to bed! Happy Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers!!

Hi there!! This is a card I made for Stamptacular Sunday (flower challenge), Meljen Designs Challenge (anything goes) and the easel card for my TGF team this week. My team opted not to use it, so I went ahead and posted it now instead of waiting!! I had lots of fun making this card. How stinin cute is this Anya set? Its kinda funny because when I went to work on the challenge I totally forgot I had this set! I can't believe I did that because I just love it!!Easel cards are my favorite. You can add so much!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!! Thanks for stopping by!!