Friday, July 30, 2010

TSB Back to School Blog Hop!

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying The Stamping Boutique's Back to School Blog hop!!  If you have come from Jan's Blog, then you are on the right track! 

Tracey has created some Back to Images that are too stinkin cute!!  Be sure to hop all the way through to see what the DT has created for you!  Here is the card I made using one of the new images.  Isn't Audrey just too cute?!  Be sure to stop by The Stamping Boutique's shop to check out the new store.  Tracey has been hard at work getting it all up and running!!  Now it is time to head on over to Kym 's blog.  Have fun!

Oh!  I almost forgot!!  If you leave me some love here on my blog I will enter your name to win a secret baggie of goodies!!  Become a follower, and you will be entered twice!!  The winner will be announced here on Monday.  Good luck!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Lovin'

This week's challenge at Crafty Creations is Summer Lovin'.  We want to see all things summery!!  My card features this cutie patootey from Tiddly Inks and some very fun and tropical paper from Stampin' Up!  Be sure to stop by the Crafty Creations blog to check out what the rest of the DT has waiting for you!!  Hope to see you there!

Challenges for this Card:

PaperPlay:  Anything Goes
Stamp Something:  Flowers
SSDS:  Digi

A Masculine Bday Card... Always a Challenge!

Hello!  Today I tackled the task of making a birthday card for our cousin's birthday.  It took me FOREVER to get anywhere with this one!!  I decided to go pretty simple.  The printed paper is from Basic Grey, all of the card stock and stamping is Stampin Up!, and the sentiment is from PMS.  I am going to be entering this card into Party Time Tuesday's Anything Goes Birthday Challenge.  Well, thanks so much for stopping by!!  Hope to have some more to share in a bit!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Get Inspired at Freshly Brewed Challenges!!

This week Heather has chosen this picture to inspire you to create something amazing...

I used the colors as my inspiration.  You can find this super cute little dancing flamingo in Heather's Fresh Brewed Designs Shop here

Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope to see you over at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paper Make Up Stamps Challenge

The current MakeUp for the weekend challenge at Paper Make Up Stamps is to use graph or notebook paper on your cards.  I bought this spiral punch from SU! ages ago and I think tonight is the first time I have ever used it!!  The sentiment is from PMS, and I just love it.  Can you tell I had a little shopping spree over at the PMS store lately??  Katie actually emailed me after my last order and asked me if I keep ordering because I love getting mail from her every day!!  Hee hee!!  I just love these stamps!!  The word art is amazing.

Welcome Baby Edward!!

My cousin Juli and her husband Pat just had a beautiful baby boy!!  They named him Edward Patrick... and he is just perfect.  This is a little card I made to go along with the baby gift I have for the newest member of my family!!  Congrats to Juli, Pat and big brother Charlie!!

Challenges this card qualifies for: 

PaperPlay:  Blue, Cream, plus one other color
AllSorts:  Card for a Baby/Child

Another P.M.S. Dandy Wishes Creation!

Hello!  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week.  This card is for my mom's birthday... can't wait until she gets back in town so we can celebrate!  I hope she likes this!!  I think it is pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out.  I stamped the image from PMS Dandy Wishes in Tangerine Tango by SU!.  The cardstock is Certanly Celery and Close to Cocoa also from SU!   The Crazy Challenge is having a Birthday themed challenge this week, so I will be entering it there!!  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just Dandy!

I have just recently purchased this amazing set called Dandy Wishes from Paper Makeup Stamps.  I love all of the possibilites for this set.  This is just one of the many stamps that come with Just Dandy... I love each and every one of them!!  I chose to use Kraft paper, Chocolate Chip CS/ ink, and Groovy Guava CS/ink all from SU! to create this card.  Stamp Something's current challenge is to create something floweryand The Pink Elephant is to use Brown.... perfect!!This is one of the cards from a set I made for a friend who is doing some embroidery for me.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Days

This summer just seems to be flying by!!  We have had lots of fun swimming, going to the zoo, visiting Grant's Farm, going to the lake, and getting stuff done around the house.  It is hard to believe that in one month my kids will be going back to school.  This week AllSorts is celebrating summer with a Summer Days Challenge.  The image I used is from TiddlyInks called Going Swimming.  They have a great sale going on right now so I snagged a few of the new Halloween images as well!  The papers are all SU! and the ribbon is from the dollar section at Michaels.   Hope you like it... I think it turned out pretty Cute!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Reuse and Recycle with Fab n' Funky

This week's challenge at Fab n' Funky is to Reuse and Recycle.  I was able to make this card using only papers from my scrap pile :)...  I always say I am going to use them, but my paper addiction usually gets the best of me and I cut up a new piece!  The ribbon came from a card I made ages ago that I know I will never send or give to anyone... reuse!!  I just love these colors together... so warm and cozy.  The sentiment is from P.M.S.   Glad you could spend part of your day with me!!

Happy or Sweet at Crafty Creations!!

This week's challenge at Crafty Creations is something Happy or Sweet.  We are proud to have Regina Easter from the Cutting Cafe as our sponsor once again with a wonderful prize up for grabs to a lucky at random winner. The prize is any 3 sets from her site, winners choice.  Regina was kind enough to give the DT some adorable shaped card files to play with.  I chose the icecream card.  I used SU! cardstock and DP along with some fruit punch stickles to create my sweet treat.  I hope to see you at Crafty Creations this week!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simple Elegance

Good Morning!  It has been a few days since I posted last.  We have been busy at our house moving bedrooms around and painting.... getting ready for Baby Elise's arrival at the end of September!  I wanted to get the kids all situated in their new rooms before the baby comes so there would be a little less transition for them to deal with!  I am so happy with the way everything turned out.  Once I get the rooms more organized, I will post some pictures!!

This card is for two challenges.  The first one is the Daisy Doodles Here Comes the Bride Challenge.  This stamp is extra special to me because I named it!!  Jules had a challenge going on to name this stamp and I submitted "Simple Elegance", and WON!!  Yay!  I think it is the prettiest little wedding cake ever. 

The other challenge is Card Makin' Mamas' embossing challenge.  I embossed the base of the card stock with a CB folder!!  I know I have said it before, but I just love embossing on white card stock.  I hope everyone is doing fabulous!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 16, 2010

OCC Sketch Challenge and Little Red Wagon Trees

It has been a really long day, so my title is not all that catchy!  (It just says what it is!)  This was a fun card to make.  I used the current sketch from OCC's Sketch Challenge Blog for the layout.  The papers, trees, flowers, and sentiment are all SU!  The trees are for the Tree Challenge at Little Red Wagon.  The mermaid image is MerMae from Some Odd Girl.... love her!  Thanks for stopping by!! 

Some Odd Girl Challenge 5

It is time for a new Some Odd Girl Challenge!!  This challenge is to use stripes, dots, and a BIG title on your project.  Dancin' Mae is the image on this card.  It was hard to pick an image from the new release (I was only allowing myself one!!) but I fell in love with this one!!  Doesn't she look so happy!!??   I had the letters in my stash that I think I got in Target's dollar bin about a year ago!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

So Sweet!

I was going through my stamps from SCACD and found this adorable Elisabeth Bell stamp called Little Suzanne that had never been inked up!!  Isn't she just too sweet?  The TIOT challenge is to make a clean and simple card using one color other than white.  I colored the image with Copics which follows the challenge at For Fun Challenges this week... use your favorite coloring medium.  Thanks for stopping by and spending part of your day with me!  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kisses in the Air

 I love working with white and an accent color, so the challenge at TIOT was perfect for me... the only problem is that I didn't realize I had to use a stamp from Susanna's store... oops!  I will have to make another card for that challenge... I have tons of her stamps!  I love embossing on white... so elegant!  The sentiment is from the newest release at Paper Makeup Stamps.  Love it!  I used my SU! butterfly die for the sweet little butterflies for the Layers Challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays.  I think it turned out pretty!  This is my third post for the day.  Please scroll down for my DT cards for both Fresh Brewed and Crafty Creations!!

Fun Sketch at Crafty Creations!!

This week Jeanet has created a super fun sketch for you to follow at Crafty Creations!!  I am always game for a great sketch!!  This is an image from the last release from Paper Makeup Stamps.  I ended up getting the whole set, but this is the image I was after!!  I just really liked it for some reason!!  The release came with TONS of great images and sentiments!! 

Please join us at Crafty Creations this week.... can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!

Time for Another FBD Challenge.... Christmas in July!

It is so stinkin' hot here in Saint Louis.  In fact, there is a heat advisory out for today!!  I hope my Dominic drinks plenty of water at camp!  At least today is a swimming day for him.  It was a nice cool change to make this Christmas in July card for the new challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenge Blog!!  This week we want to see all of your Holiday creations!!  Be sure to stop on over to see what the busy little FBD DT Elves have created for you!!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One More Post!

I'm running out the door, so this is going to be super short!!  Be sure to check out my first post today with all the info for The Smiles for Bella Hop!!

These are both cards from Stamp Camp.  This card is for the Paper Sundaes lots of layers challenge.  I used all SU! materials for this card.  Loooove this color combo!!

I made this second card for the  Party Time Tuesdays anything goes challenge.   Not too sure about his face.... kinda looks scared instead of silly!

Sending Smiles to Bella

Good Morning!

This card post is about Bella Tucker. She is the corageous little girl that developed an infection around Easter and it resulted in her losing both her arms and legs. She is only 8 years old.

There is a blog hop for her and to help raise money for her family who really need all the help and support that they can get.

Here is the card that I created just for Bella. I will be sending it to her and I hope it makes her smile!

The blog hop starts over at Denise's blog..make sure you go on over there to view all the beautiful cards that have been created just for Bella.

This is the image Emma in the Candy Store from The Stamping Boutique... so sweet!

If you are interested in sending cards or making a donation to Bella you can send them here:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry NH

Monday, July 12, 2010

Very Merry!

Good Morning!!  I wanted to share a card that I made this morning.  I used one of the new Christmas Bobblehead images from Bugaboo Stamps to create a pocket card.  Isn't this little fella cute?!  It is always hard for me to make Christmas cards when it is hot out... but I was able to make it through!!  I wish I could be more motivated to work on Christmas items througout the year so I am not freaking out when Christmas is actually here!  I guess I just work better under pressure :)!  I hope you all have a great week!

Challenges for this card:

Daisy Doodles:  Recipe
The Pink Elephant:  Pocket Card
Bugaboo Stamps:  Christmas in July

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DT Call Over at Paper Sundaes

Paper Sundaes is making a design team call! They are looking for two to three new DT members. Are you interested? Well all you need to do is:

create a card for each Sunday

post your creations by noon on Saturday (day before)

you are allowed to combine your DT card with other challenges

challenge details can be provided a month in advance - allowing you to create your card on your schedule

DT members must comment on half of the entries posted (DT is split into two groups and each group is assigned certain numbers)

DT term is August 1st to October 31st

They are looking for someone who wants to have fun and you do not have to have previous DT experience.

Here are the benefits:

Have fun with a crazy group of girls

Occasionaly freebies

Exposure for your blog

Motivation to make time for yourself weekly

If you are interested, please post about the DT call on your blog and feature three of your favorite creations including at least two cards. DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.

I just love Paper Sundaes Challenges and would love a chance to be on their design team so I thought I would give it a shot!!  Here are the cards I decided to post for the DT call.  Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crafty Creations Make Your Own Button Challenge

Oh, my!  This post is so late.... totally thought I had posted this last night!!  Well better late than never I guess!!  This week at Crafty Creations we are challenging you to make your own button for your card or project.  I decided to use my new bitty buttons and bitty punches from SU! for my button creations.  I punched out some Basic Grey cardstock and then covered it with a bitty round button.  Easy Peasy!!  We hope you will join us this week!!  Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT has waiting for you!  This card is also for The Great Outdoors Challenge at Dare U 2 DigiStamp this week.  I used this cute little cowboy from Bugaboo Stamps for the image and the Sentiment is from the Greeting Farm.

Let's Hear it For Summer with Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Today is Wednesday, and that means a new and exciting challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges!!!  Not only is there a new challenge, but an image release as well!!  Be sure to head over to the Fresh Brewed Blog to enter our Summer Challenge and to take a peak at what the DT has created with Heather's new images.  There is also a blog hop starting at Stacy's blog to celebrate the big release!!  Hope to see you there!

Just a Quick Little Post!!

Ahhh!  I just can't fall asleep tonight!  I was lucky enough to win the last Some Odd Girl Challenge and won Shy Mae!!  I decided to make a card for the current challenge on the SOG blog... Shapes All Over the Place.  This card is pretty simple, but I think it is kinda fun!!  If you haven't checked out the Some Odd Girl blog, you should head on over!!  It is lots of fun and the images are too cute!!  This week Fab 'n'Funky is looking for cards that are not square/rectangular... this is also for that challenge!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Got to Have a Little R&R!!

We just got back from our mini-vaca to the lake.  It was such a great time.  The kids had so much fun swimming, fishing, watching fireworks, and boating.  I even had a chance to make some cards for some challenges!!  Woo hoo!  I hope everyone had a great holiday.... it is good to be back!!

I just love the Bugaboo Sock Monkey Girls... too stinkin' cute!!

I used Cookie Hugabugg for the Meljen's RWB challenge, Digital Tuesday's RWB Challenge, and The Current RWB challenge at Oh, Alice!

This is for PaperTake Weekly's Stitching Challenge.  The sketch is last week's ICS sketch... didn't quite make it in time to enter!!  No internet access at the lake!

Here is another Bugaboo Sock Monkey Girl card for the Paper Play card for a Child or Teenager challenge.