Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Challenges

I was in my craft room about to pack stuff up to take to the lake with me and couldn't resist making a couple of cards for some challenges!!  I always get sidetracked when I am around my crafty stuff!

This card features the ever so adorable Grace Watching Fireworks image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  I think she is just too cute!  When my daughter Allison saw this card she told me she wanted it for her birthday.... can't believe she will be 6 on July 11th!

I am entering this card in these challenges:
For Fun Challenges:  Fourth of July

Bugaboo Stamps is having an amazing sale right now... 50% off your total order!!  I had to pick up a few images on my wish list!!  This little penguin was just calling my name! 
Here are the challenges for this card:

A Spoonful of Sugar:  Animal Crackers
I Love Digi:  Emboss it (the cloud dp is embossed and the light blue paper behind the image was embossed with a cuttlebug folder!!)

Thanks for spending part of your day with me!!  I am headed to the lake tomorrow morning... see you after the holiday!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One Card for a Few Challenges!

Tonight I was able to sneak away for a bit and make this card!!  Isn't Sunny Mae from Some Odd Girl just too cute!!??  I printed her off a few days ago and found a home for her tonight!  I am so excited that Card Makin' Mamas from CafeMom has moved over here with a fun and exciting new challenge blog.  I have missed my friends from that group so much!!  Yay!! 

Challenges for this card:
Card Makin' Mamas:  Color Challenge
Paper Sundaes:  Birthday
Digital Tuesday:  Summertime
Sketch Saturday:  Sketch (love it!)
Some Odd Girl Challenges:  Make it Shimmer
PartyTime Tuesdays:  Anything Goes Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am headed out of town for a few days so I am not sure when I will be able to pop back in!  Have a great holiday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Tropical Celebration!

I just love my new SU! set called Tropical Party.  I inked it up for the first time tonight and used it for the fun sketch at Friday Sketchers.  The DP is also by SU! and it is called Island Oasis.  AHHH... now if I were really at the beach!!  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  I hope you all have a super weekend!

We are having "SEW" Much Fun at The Stamping Boutique!!

I am so excited!  Today is The Stamping Boutique's blog hop showcasing Tracey's amazing sewing images!  I have been having so much fun being on the DT for the past several weeks... let me tell you, this group of ladies is just amazing!  If you have come from Lorie's blog then you are in the right place!! (if not, start at Kym's blog so you don't miss any of the fun!)   Isn't this Fairy Cythia just adorable??  I used Basic Grey papers from a sweet RAK/blog candy from Stacey for this card... thanks, I love it!!  I used Copics to color and the cute little flowers are Bling Stickers by Jolee. 

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!!  Be sure to pop in for our Digi Day on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. CST.  There will be challenges, games, and PRIZES!!  You won't want to miss it!!  Now head on over to Lisa's blog where she has something simply amazing waiting to share with you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fairy Fly Away Mae

I had a couple of minutes to play with my new Fairy Fly Away Mae image from Some Odd Girl tonight.  I am having so much fun with these images!!  The papers are Basic Grey and I used Copics to color Mae.  Mae is popped up with dimensionals even though it is hard to tell by the picture.

I hope to get to some more of these images a little later tonight or tomorrow!!  I hope everyone is staying cool... the heat index is over 100 degrees here and it is starting to wear on me!!  Being 6 months pregnant in the heat and humidity is NO fun at all!!   Hopefully the heat will break a bit!  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges for this card:

ABC- Xtra Dimension
Flutterby Weds- Fluttery Creations
Pixie Cottage- sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar- Good Luck/Best Wishes

It's Time to Shine!!

I am so excited that two of the DTs I am on are coming together this week!!! Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring the Crafty Creations Challenge this week!!  The theme is to make your project shiney.  You can use glitter, sparkly sprays, papers... whatever you want!!  Heather was kind enough to give each of the DT an image to work with.  I chose Peace Be Still.  I soooo want to be at this beach right now instead of hot and humid Saint Louis!! I hope to see you there for your chance to win some FBD images!!

 Also be sure to stop by the Fresh Brewed Challege Blog where the challenge is Anything Goes!!  The DT has tons of inspiration waiting for you!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some Odd Girl Freebie

Whew!  I am on a roll tonight!!  I colored up this amazing freebie from Some Odd Girl over the weekend.  I finally found a home for her on this card tonight!!  I wanted to use these purples because they reminded me of the blueberry concretes I keep having cravings for at Culvers this pregnancy!!  PaperTake Weekly is hosting an IceCream Flavors challenge that I am entering this card in!!  What a fun idea!  I am also submitting this card into the Bunny Zoe's Nice and Girly Challenge.  The layout is Arlana's sketch from over at SSW.  Ok, that is it from me tonight!!  Sweet dreams my friends!!

Wish I Were There!

The freebies at Bugaboo Stamps this week are just darling!!  There are two up to snag this week... both are these adorable little Beach Monkies!!  Thank you for these sweet little guys!  I so wish we were heading to the beach this summer... hopefully next year.  The layout is the current sketch at SSW and I am entering the One Stop Craft Challenge:  One for the Boys and Magical Crafts' Cards for a Male. 

TPE Pink and Black and a Great SSW Sketch!

This week's challenge at TPE is to use Pink and Black on our cards.  I used this fun little sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for my layout.  I can't believe that tonight was the first time that I inked up Fleur Anya!  I have had her for weeks and she was looking so lonely in my TGF bin!  The DP is The Paper Studio and the cardstock is all SU!  Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope everyone has a most wonderful week!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

 I want to take this time to wish my wonderful husband, Chris a very happy Father's Day.  You are such a loving and devoted father.  Watching you love and take care of our kids makes me so proud and happy!  I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day!!  The kids and I are all so lucky to have you in our lives.

This is a card I made for my hubby!  The image is Karen's Doodles, Time to Relax.  I thought of Chris the second I saw this card!!  The dog even reminds me of our dog, Bella!  I tried to get the kids to sit down and make a card for the Karen's Doodles Kids' challenge, but they didn't want to color at the moment!  They did help me pick out the colors and Allison had to put the funky ribbon on! 

This card is for the following Father's Day/masculine challenges:

Daisy Doodles
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Karen's Doodles Kids' Challenge

The Stamping Boutique is Sponsoring CardPatterns!!

Be sure to stop by CardPatterns this week to check out the new sketch!  I just loved working with this layout!  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge this week with a prize of 3 rubber stamps or 5 digis!!  I used Twirling Fairy for my TSB DT card.  Isn't she just darling?  Hope to see you at CardPatterns!!

A Few Cards for a Few Challenges!

Last night I had a hard time sleeping so I headed down to the craft room and knocked out a few challenges!  I hope you like them!  Have a great weekend!!

This first card is for the Friday Sketchers current challenge.  What a fun layout!  I used TiddlyInks' Cookie set for this card.  SO stinkin cute!

This little cutie just makes me smile!!   I am entering this card into the Stamp Something Summer challenge this week.

This last card is for the TiddlyInks Bleep, Bleep, Boys and Their Robots challenge.  This amazing image is a FREEBIE right now at the TiddlyInks PCP group!! 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Baby, It's HOT Outside!

It sure is steamy here in Saint Louis!!  We went from weather in the 70s to the 90s.  What happened to June?  It feels more like late July or August!  We have been spending most of our time poolside to keep cool.  That's why I just had to print off and use this ever so cute little Some Odd Girl stamp.  I am just in love with this whole collection of digis!  This week's challenge at Some Odd Girl is to make your card ShImmER!  I used lots and lots of stickles and the pretty pink shiney bow.  The layout is the current sketch over at OCC Sketch Challenges.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and trying to stay cool!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Little Miss Cynthia... Again!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was so nice!!  Yesterday Chris and I spent the day with the kids and my sister and today we went to my MIL's house to celebrate my neice's birthday.  The kids had lots of fun swimming and playing with their cousins!!

I wanted to get one more card made with Cynthia Pushing Mushrooms before the contest for The Stamping Boutique's DT came to a close.  I had so much fun using this adorable image the past couple of weeks!!  This card is also for the Crazy 4 Challenges Pink, Amethyst, and Celery challenge.  I am off to try to get some sleep!!  Another busy week starts tomorrow with Girl Scout Camp for Allison!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Neice!!

My neice, Rachel's birthday is coming up and I made this little journal for her.  It is hard to believe that she is already going to be 8 years old.  Where does the time go?? I used Cynthia Pushing Mushrooms by TSB and colored her with Copics and Stickles to add some sparkle!  I honestly don't know where I got this paper, but I really love the colors on it!!  Sorry for the super short post, I am off to go watch Allison perform in a Pom Pon camp performance.  I can't wait!!  She really is starting to be quite the little dancer!!  Have a wonderful day!

Challenges for this project:

The Stamping Boutique Monthly Challenge
Meljen's Sparkle/Glitter/Bling (the chipboard and stickels are really sparkly, but the picture doesn't show it!)
I Love Digi Anything but a Card
Stamp Something Happy Something
Pixie Dust Twilight

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cynthia Pushing Mushrooms... too cute!

I just love this image from The Stamping Boutique!!  Be sure to get out all of your TSB images and post away!  There is a month long challenge going on right now and the person who posts the most cards with TSB images will win some free images!!  Woo hoo!!  I used the current sketch from Card Patterns for this card and colored little Miss Cynthia with Copics and Stickles.  I hope to see you at TSB Challenge Blog!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Fun Recipe Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

It is Wednesday and that means another fun challenge at FBD Challenges!!  This week Heather has cooked up a super fun recipe for us to follow:  2 Patterened Papers, 1 Ribbon, 2 Flowers, and 1 Extra item.  I used Pouty Angel cake as part of my creation and my extra item is the fun little embellie on my flowers.  We really hope you join in the fun this week!!  Be sure to head over to the blog and check out what the rest of the DT has waiting for you!! 

Challenges for this Card:

Freshly Brewed Challenges:  Recipe
Oh, Alice:  Muchness (Stickles!)
Fab 'n Funky:  Summer in Colour
Crazy Challenge:  Distress it!
Cupcake Craft Challenges:  Dazzle Us (Stickles and sparlky embellie)

Come and Play With Crafty Creations and Meljen's Designs!!

This week Crafty Creations is so excited that we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs!  The challenge for this week is Child's Play and we were given a fabulous Meljen's Designs image to work with!!  I used this simply adorable Dolly image.  Come on over and show us your inner child this week and you will have a chance to win 4 MD images of your choice!!  Hope to see you there!!

Challenges for this Card:

Crafty Creations:  Child's Play
Stamp Something:  Digi Image
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Floral Delight (felt ribbon)
PaperTake Weekly:  Sketch

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Enjoy Life...

This card was so much fun to create!!  I love the bright and summer feel!!  This is my first Paper Makeup Stamps digi.  I was on the new release hop yesterday and just fell in love with this little set!  The papers are from my stash and I used Copics to color in these fun images.  I added some Crystal Effects for a glossy look.   I hope everyone's week is going well!! 

Challenges for this card:

Mojo Monday:  Sketch
Paper Sundaes:  Summer Fun
Doodle Palace:  Strawberries

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Stamping Boutique and 2S4Y!

Yay!  I am so happy to finally be able to post this!  Blogger was down this morning when I tried earlier.  This week The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the 2S4Y challenge with a $25 gift certificate to the store!!  You don't want to miss your chance for this amazing prize!!!!  The sketch is super fun to work with.  I used Camp Audry Tubing for my card and paired her up with some fun summery DP and flowers.  I also added a little sparkle with some Stickles... gotta love sparkle!! 

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me!  Have a great week.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fairy Cynthia Pushing Mushrooms

Well, hi there!!  It has been a super crazy week over here and I haven't had a chance to post in a few days!!  I am super excited to share Fairy Cynthia from The Stamping Boutique with you!!  Head on over to The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog to check out the new monthly challenge!!  One random winner will get to pick out 5 images of their choice for free!!  Also, the person who links up the most challenges using TSB images will win images as well!!!  FUN stuff!!  I hope everyone is doing well!  Have a safe and fun weekend!

Challenges for this card:
The Stamping Boutique Monthy Challenge
Digital Tuesday:  Let's Get Trendy (Primas)
The Pink Elephant:  Gotta Wear Shades (Bright Colors)
PaperTake Weekly:  Fun, Fun Fun!  (Gardening)
Lucy's:  Digital Image
Penny's:  Furits or Veggies
Pile it On:  Eat Your Veggies
Pixie Dust:  Punch it Out
Daisy Doodles:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yahoo!!! Time for a Fresh Brewed HoP!!!!

It is that time of the month when Heather Dennis, designer and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs releases more of her amazing images!!  Woo Hoo!!  If you have come from Kadie's blog then you are in the right place!  If not, be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything!  This time Heather has really outdone herself with some new Hannah Belle and Tommy images and we are having a "All About Kids" challenge at FBD Challenge blog that we would love for you to participate in!. 

I used Hannah with Kitty and Tommy fishing for my cards.  How cute are these images??  I just love them!  Thanks so much for playing along with us today!  Now head on over to Grace's blog where you will get to see more of the new images!!