Friday, May 28, 2010

Relax and Rejoice

That is the sentiment (from TGF) I chose for this card with the hopes that I get to be this cute little Hugabugg over the weekend at some point!!  The pool we joined this summer opens on Monday and I plan on heading over there for a bit to just chill out!!  Otherwise we have a pretty jammed packed holiday weekend!  Tomorrow I have a 50th anniversary party to go to and Sunday we have a first birthday party to attend and we may even head down to the lake later that day.  I am exhausted just thinking about all of the running we are going to do!  At least the weekend will be spent with tons of friends and family, right?!!   I used my Citrus Stack Pack for the DP and the current sketch at ICS for the layout of this card. 

I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Freshly Brewed Challenges #4- Red, White, and Blue!

It was wonderful to see so many beautiful cards for our BYOC challenge last week at Freshly Brewed Challenges!!  I just fell in love with all of the entries!!  This week's challenge is a color challenge.  Use Red, White, and Blue in your creations for your chance to win a FBD image!!  Yay!! I used Hannah Belle IceCream for my card.  She makes me want icecream right now.  Such a sweet image.  You can find all of the Fresh Brewed Designs at the Digi Shop here.  Be sure to stop by FBD Challenge Blog to check out the amazing creations by the DT this week!!!

**reminder** NEXT WEEK IS OUR FBD BLOG HOP WITH ALL NEW IMAGES AND PRIZES AND A FUN NEW CHALLENGE! Go ahead and plan to play along. Want to increase your chances of winning... snag the badge on the right sidebar at the FBD Challenge blog, link it back to FBC and let us know! If you are spotted in the hop with the badge, you could be a winner!

Show Us Your Favorite Stamp!

This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge at Crafty Creations.  The prize is SEVEN! digis of your choice.  The DT was all generously given a Bugaboo stamp to work with!!  I chose Alligator with Balloon for my card.  This card is for our cousin's sweet baby boy's first birthday this weekend!!   SO sweet!  I used  sketch 65 from CardPatterns for the layout.  The challenge this week at Crafty Creations is to use your favorite stamp on your card or project.  I hope to see everyone there!  Good luck!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TPE and Sketch Saturday

My title isn't very catchy!!  I just can't get into the groove today... it is so stinkin hot here in Saint Louis.  It is in the 90s and really humid.  Yuck!  I went downstairs to my craft room to cool off for a bit and this is what I got to do!  I used orange as my focal point for The Pink Elephant Challenge and the sketch from this week's challenge at Sketch Saturday.  I found this layout to be a lot of fun to work with .  I plan on using it again!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have an amazing evening!

Some Exciting News to Share!!

I am so excited to announce that I am one of the newest members of The Stamping Boutique's Design Team!!  I am very honored to be working for such a fabulous company with so many talented ladies!!!  Please keep your eyes open for upcoming posts about my new journey!  Congrats to all of the other ladies who made the team!  I can't wait to work with all of you!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Startin' My Week Out With Some Stampin'!

Good morning!  I hope you are all having a great start to your day!  It is going to be a HOT one here in Saint Louis!!  I am going to be spending this afternoon with my grandpa, so I thought I would do a little stamping before I take off to see him!! 

This is Country Anya from TGF... cute, huh?!  I love her little overalls.  I have been using lots and lots of bright colors lately, so I thought I would try to use some earth tones for this card.  All of the DP is from SU!  I like the feel of the yellows, browns, and greens for a change :)!  

I made this card for the following challenges:

Stamp Something:  2 of Something Challenge (2 DPs)
Pile it On:  Out of the Box  (Different colors for me!)
Sew Many Challenges:  Anything Goes  (Country Anya is a digi!)
Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge:  Sketch (I just love this layout!)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday- Mary's Sketch!!

This is the card I made for the current Farm Fresh Friday.  This week Mary has created a super fun sketch for us to follow.  I decided to use Teacher Anya and make a card for my son's teacher.  There are ony 3 days of school left until summer vacation... yipppppeeee!!!  I am so ready for summer this year!  I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ahhh, Time for the Weekend!

I am so glad it is Friday!!  My son is having a friend spend the night tonight, we have baseball and softball tomorrow, and then we are headed for the lake!!  It has been a few months since we have gone down to our cabin and I can't wait to get down there.  I had a few minutes tonight to work on some crafts.  This is a card I made tonight using the Meljen's Designs image called Little Girl Bear Hugs... so cute!  I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!

Challenges for this card:

Meljen's Designs DT Challenge, Seeing Spots
Meljen's Designs, Feature Stamper
Sweet Sketch Wednesday, Sketch
Tuesday Morning Sketches, favorite color combo and glitter!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Card for My Lazy Day

It is such a lazy and rainy day here today.  I have tons of things that I should be doing, but just can't seem to get motivated!  I was looking through all of the challenges I have waiting to do on my craft table and decided to work with the sketch from OCC Sketch Blog.  Isn't it a fun sketch?  I paired this challenge up with the Photo Inspiration Challenge at Oh, Alice!  I have had this adorable FBD Buggy Nap Time image printed out all week for this challenge and finally got to it today!  I guess I will try to get a few things done around my house.  (Or maybe another challenge or two! :))   I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crafty Creations Celbrations DT Card

Good Morning!  This week at Crafty Creations we are looking for your cards and other crafty items for Celebrations!!  I decided to make a gift box for my daughter's kindergarten teacher.  Next Thursday is their Kindergarten Celebration... Woo Hoo!  Be sure to stop by Crafty Creations to check out what the rest of the DT has waiting for you.  We are being sponsored by Wink Wink Ink this week.  Be sure to enter your creation for the chance to win some great digi images! 

Freshly Brewed Challenges #3- BYOC

It is hard to believe that it is already challenge #3 over at Freshly Brewed Challenges!!  We are all so excited about this brand new challenge blog... if you haven't visited us yet, hurry up!  This week's challenge is BYOC... Bring Your Own Coffee (or favorite drink!)!!   I used this incredibly adorable FBD image called Queen for a Day  and the sketch at The Pink Elephant for my card.  It is also for the girly challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.  I found these cute flowers ages ago at the Dollar Store and they work perfectly with PaperTake Weekly's Challenge which is Say it with Flowers.

All you have to do is make a card or other project that shows us what your favorite beverage is.  The best part is, you could win 3 Fresh Brewed Designs images for the prize... YAY!  Please be sure to come check out what the Design Team has created for you this week.  Good Luck!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flowers, Blooms, and a Great Sketch!

I have been able to get so much crafting done the past few days... woo hoo!  I better not get used to it, because my kids will all be home for the summer in less than two weeks!!  I am looking forward to having them home so we can go on a few trips to the lake and head to the pool!! 

I was able to create this card today using the sketch 64 at CardPatterns  and the Flowers and Blooms theme at Meljen's Designs DT Challenge Blog.  The stamp is from SU! and the floral background paper and cardstock is all CTMH. 

Martha Stewart Blog Candy!!

That's right!!!!  ABC Toys and Crafts has two amazing Martha Stewart punches up for grabs!  Be sure to head over to ABC and check out this amazing candy and store!!!  Good luck!

All Boy

I know I am not alone when I say that cards for boys and men don't come easy for me!  I am so used to using all the frills and flowers and it is hard to let go!  I am pretty happy with the way this little guy turned out though.  He is Fresh Brewed Designs' Skateboarder Bee.  Cute isn't he?!  I used Copics to color him.  The paper is all SU!  I really like the circles and colors. 

Well, I am off to craft.... all of our baseball/softball games are cancelled today because of the rain!!  What better way to spend a wet dreary day than down in my craft room!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Challenges for this card:

Sketch, Scrap, Stamp and Doodle:  Masculine
Digial Tuesday:  Make Me Laugh
Stampin' for the Weekend:  Card for a Male
Our Creative Corner:Masculine Birthday, Let's Hear it for the Boys!
All Sorts:  Birthday
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
DU2DS:  Anything Goes

Friday, May 14, 2010

Congratulations, Allison... sniff, sniff

It is really hard for me to believe that in less than two weeks my five year old Daughter, Allison will be graduating from Kindergarten.  Even though I am very proud of her, I just wish I could freeze time for a little bit because she is getting so big!  Where has the time gone?? 

I hope she enjoys this card I made her using Grad Anya!!  The Farm Fresh Friday Challenge this week is to use these colors for inspiration.  I used the sketch from Paper Sundaes... simple and cute!  This is my first time entering their challenge... it looks like a fun place to play!  Cute Card Thursday is looking for cards for Someone Special... Yay, Allison!  I am also entering this into Stamp Something (celebrate something) and Little Red Wagon (brads- which was a challenge for me because I always forget to use them!!).  Whew!!  I think I got it all in!

Thanks for stopping by and spending part of your day with me!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little Miss Dress Up

Whew!  What a long day!  I was able to escape down to my craft room for a bit and was able to make this card.  I am just lovin' Little Miss Dress Up from Pixie Dust Studio.  I know I always say that images remind me of Allison, but this one does so much!!  Ever since Allison could walk I swear she was dressing up.  So cute!  Well, I am off to bed.  I need to rest.  The baby must really be growing because I am just exhausted these days!  Have a great evening my friends.

I made this card for these challenges:

I Love Digi- Charming

Eat Sleep Stamp, Sketchy Thursday- sketch... I just love this one!

Pixie Dust Studio, Pixie Challenge- Cut it Out... I also cut the star out on her hat and popped it up, but you can't tell in the picture!!

Fab n' Funky Challenges-  Metal Mania

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just a Quick Post!!

I have to make this short and sweet!!  I have kids to get in the tub!!  These are two cards that I got to make today. 

Challenges for this card:  Meljen's DT Challenge Blog- Our Sea Creature Friends
Papertake Weekly- Something Shiny, Sparkly, and Special!

Challenges for this card:
The Pink Elephant-  yellow, designer paper, buttons
Tuesday Morning Sketches-  sketch (will add the sent. later!!)

A Fresh Brewed Sketch Challenge

**This is my second post for today.... scroll down for Crafty Creations Around the World Challenge!!**

Good morning!  This week at Freshly Brewed Challenges we have an amazing sketch that Heather has cooked up for you!  We really hope you will come join us at this new and exciting challenge blog.

For my card I decided to use the brand new Hannah Belle image just released.  Is she not the sweetest??!!  I hope to see you at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week... I forgot to mention that the winner will get to choose two Fresh Brewed Designs images!!   Good Luck!

Crafty Creations DT Card: Around the World

Wow!!  It has been awhile!  This week Crafty Creations is looking for projects to reflect "Around the World".  We are being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the winner will get to choose 4 images!!  This image was given to the DT to play with.  I heat embossed the background and large flowers with gold embossing powder and used Copics and a gold gel pen for coloring.   I used this super fun layout from the current sketch over at The Creative Card Crew's Challenge.  I changed the inside circle to a rectangle... hope that is ok! Be sure to check out Crafty Creations this week to see what the rest of the DT has created and to enter your submission in to win!  Good luck!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Some Fun New Stamps!

I had a chance this morning to play with the new stamps I ordered from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!  I just think that the new line by Elisabeth Bell is just darling.

This first card features the stamp "Daydreaming".  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I am also entering it into the Stamptacular Sunday a Celebration for Moms.

This card features the stamp called "Bubbles".  Too cute!  I used the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp Sketchy Thursday.  How fun is this??  This week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges is to use 3 papers, 3 ribbons, and 3 flowers... done!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's a Party and Everyone is Invited!!!!!

Yippppeeee!!!!  Today is the big day!  It is the kick off of the brand new Freshly Brewed Challenge Blog and the release of new FBD images!!  Woo Hoo!!  All of us Fresh Brewed girls are celebrating with a blog hop... soooo... if you have come from Grace's blog you are in the right spot!   Be sure to stop and comment at each blog along the way for your chance to win some FBD images.  Prizes will be given out on "suprise" blogs, so you won't want to miss any!

This card features another adorable owl designed by Heather Dennis called "Whooooo Wants to Party?  You can find all of her amazing images at her digi shop, Fresh Brewed Designs.  So CUUUTE!!   He is just perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, dontcha think??  Now it is time to head on over to Kym's blog where I know she has something amazing to share with you!! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun hopping along our Celebration blog hop!

Crafty Creations Magical Challenge

This week at Crafty Creations we want you to show us some Magical creations!  You can incorporate this in your images, papers, accessories, or whatever you want!!  Be creative!  We can't wait to see what you have to show us!!  This week's sponsor is Stitchy Bear stamps.  The DT got to work with some of their amazing images.  This adorable little fairy is one of them!  I used the current sketch from PaperTake Weekly and the challenge from Fab n Funky Challenges:  Show Us Your Fancy Edge.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fishing Audrey

I fell in love with this image the second I saw it!!  Audrey Fishing from The Stamping Boutique just stole my heart because she looks so much like my little Allison.  My parents have a lake house and we fish just about every time we go down.  Honestly, I am not one for fishing, but Allison just loves it!!  I can't wait until school gets out so we can spend some time relaxing down at the lake!!!  Yay for summer!  I used the current sketch at Get Sketchy for this card.  The papers are from my stash, and I used Copics and Prismas to color.  Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to check out my blog tomorrow for some exciting Fresh Brewed Designs news!