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Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's Sunday morning and I've been in a lazy mood. I've spent my morning catching up on reading blogs! I love doing this, such awesome inspiration out there!
I'd like to show you Tales from Pollycraft. I've only used one of her images so far...but with these new releases, I can see buying more!!!!
Click on the link for a chance to win some images, there are also some great card samples on there!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's a Sweet Stop Saturday!

And today is the last sketch of the month from The Sweet Stop
You have to got to visit this blog and see all the
other sketches from the other Sugarbabies!! 
And have fun playing along!!!!
Here's the sketch:
SSS 41
And here's my card using this sketch:

Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis, Sentiment-Studio G, Patterned Paper-KI Memories, Branch Punch-Martha Stewart, Buttons-"Daisy Dots" by My Favorite Findings, Misc. Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!!! Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Friday!

You know what that means!! Time for another Raise the Bar Challenge!
This week's theme is:
"The Older the Better" - use DP that you've had in your stash for a while. You know, like the ones Stampin' Up doesn't even remember carrying.
I looked through an older filing cabinet I have and found some old lilac plaid paper by Doodlebug Designs. 
Here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis, Patterned Paper-Doodlebug Designs, Sentiment-Stampin' Up (I won this set from InStyle Stamps blog), Bling-The Paper Studio, Ribbon-Ofray

Thanks for visiting!! Have a Happy Friday!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm in the mood for Love....

well, not really!!! But I was in the mood to work on Valentine goodies!!! The first ones are so cute, but I can't take credit for the idea. I actually got the idea from Colleen at Happy Little Art and she said she got the idea from a family magazine. Colleen always has the cutest projects and I love visiting her blog daily! I already see many other projects I'd love to try!!!
Here's my first project of the day:

Then I made these:

Details: Candy-WalMart, Image: Whimsiedoodles, Circle Cards-Used cuttlebug and cut 2 layers so it can open up and you can write "To" and "From" on the inside. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! Have a wonderful evening!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Today's Challenge

I am completing a challenge today for Phindy's Place. Her blog is super great, and this challenge is posted at Paper Craft  Planet. The challenge this week was to make a birthday card using the colors red and brown.
Here's my card:

Card Details: Digi Image: Phindy's Place, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, I paper pieced her bandana, shirt and jeans! Misc. Ribbon
Thanks for visting! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've been feeling like crap all day.....dizzy, cold and nauseated!!! I gulped some Cherry flavored Pepto and I'm a bit better...but not 100% there!!!
But despite feeling this way, I was super excited to receive this award from my dear friend Judy. She's got a super blog: Scramp Alot!! Thanks Judy!!!!!

With this award I am to name 10 things that make me happy!!! Here they are:
1. A new magazine! 2. Eating a chocolate bar while drinking a cold Diet Coke 3. Winning a Challenge/Prize
4. Learning a new technique 5. Falling asleep to the sound of a thunderstorm 6. Shopping at a bookstore
7. Sleeping on fresh sheets 8. Cardmaking 9. Hobby Lobby 10. Happy Mail!!!

That was fun!!! Thanks for visiting today~~~

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Candy!

I love blog candy...I wanted to share this one with you because it closes TODAY!!!
Visit Inked Inspirations for more details!
She is offering these stamps by Magnolia!! What a treat!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yes! It's Saturday and you know what that means!!! Time for another card sample from The Sweet Stop. This week's challenge sketch SSS#40 looks like this:

And here's the card that I made using this sketch:

I used an image from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps. The Patterned Paper is by The Paper Studio. I cut my pie out and used pop dots to raise it. The scalloped border was made using my Jumbo Scallop scissors. Misc.--Machine Stitching and green ribbon. On the inside I used the sentiment: 'Have a "Cherry" Happy Day!'
Please click back on The Sweet Stops link to see other wonderful card samples and play along using this fun sketch!!!
Have a wondeful Saturday!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Finally Friday!

It's not that I'm excited about it being the end of the week, I enjoy my weekdays! I'm excited because I get to show you my latest "Raise the Bar"  card sample!

This week the theme was  "The gift that keeps on giving" - use anything that was gifted to you by a friend, relative, or significant other in your project. I thought it would be fun to mention their names too in the blog posting. It can be anything craft related - Embossing folder, RAK'd image, as long as it was given to you.

I am using a Hanglar Stanglar image that I received in an image swap, I believe it came from a fellow stamper by the name of Carol. I don't have access to Hanglar Stanglar so I was hoarding what little I do have!

Here's my card:

Card Details: Image-Hanglar Stanglar, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Misc. Ribbon, Button, Machine Stitching, Flower Punch-Marvy Uchida, Copics to Color

Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Special Delivery

Before heading to bed I just have to show you a really cute image that I used to make a really cute card!!! Well, in my opinion it's cute!!! I'm sure you will think the same thing! This image is from Karen's Doodles. Please check our her blog, she has got the most darling images!!!

Card Details: Digi Image--Karen's Doodles, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Circle/Scalloped Circle-Cuttlebug, Misc.-Ribbon, Sentiment-Microsoft Word

Thanks for visiting~~~Goodnight!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Okay, call me obsessed...

I call it FUN!!!! I told a friend of mine that I found the cutest sentiment this past was Studio G's "Happy Meter" stamp!
My hubby took me into Michael's which was a miracle all by itself, and THEN he let me shop for about 30 minutes...another miracle!!! LOL Anyway, I found some really cute sentiment stamps, and for a hubby was quite pleased!!
That night as I was lying in bed, thoughts of all my new goodies were going through my head...funny thing is, I kept thinking of images that would go with my sentiments. When I thought of my "Happy Meter" stamp, I immediately thought of Mo's image called "Hoppin' Happy". I just couldn't wait to get up and purchase this digital image!!!
I love the two of them together!!!

Card Details: Digi Image-"Hoppin' Happy" by Mo Manning, Sentiment: "Happy Meter" Studio G, Patterned Paper: KI Memories and Creative Imaginations, Brad: Making Memories, Misc.: Chalks 
and Copics to color

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Mania

Well, Monday is almost over and I finally have a chance to come in and post before starting dinner. Today I worked on the Club Anya Monday Mania Challenge. This week it is being hosted by Jen Shults. And her recipe for the challenge was to use these colors: Olive Green, Pink, Dark Brown and some Sparkle! I love all these colors and use them often, and I ALWAYS add sparkle any chance I get!!!!
Here is my card for this challenge:

Card Details: Image-"Ruby" (The Greeting Farm), Sentiment-Studio G, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Border-Scalloped Scissors, Bling-The Paper Studio, Flower Punch-Marvy Uchida, Misc. Button, Stickles and Machine Stitching

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your Monday!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Time for another Sweet Stop!!

It's that time again! I love working on these card samples. This week's challenge The Sweet Stop--SSS #39 was to use a Senitment only. No image. After first I thought, "Wow, that's gonna be tough." But after looking through the Sweet n' Sassy Shop I found some wonderful scriptures to use!
I chose one of my favorite bible verses: Romans 8:28.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Card Details: Sentiment-Sweet n' Sassy digi stamps, Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Cardstock: Bazzill, Brads: The Paper Studio, Misc: Machine Stitching

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Debut Day of the Raise the Bar blog!

What an exciting day!!! Today is the Debut day for a wonderful blog: Raise the Bar. This blog is going to filled with many wonderful ideas and some great inspiration!!! I am also very honored to be a part of Joni's design team! I'm a "Bar-Tender"!!!LOL  Joni has just started up this blog and it already has 50 Followers, so you know this is gonna be a wonderful site to visit daily!!! the theme of our first challenge is:
  "Debut Day" - create a card with something that you purchased and have not used before, whether it be an unused stamp, a tool, spool of ribbon - I do believe we all have something like that. 

I could have used alot of items! I love to shop and collect scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies!!! But I narrowed it down to some cute heart charms I bought last year at The Dollar Tree and never used! This year, I am determined to use them all up!!!

Here's my Debut Card:

Card Details: Digi Image: "Bella and Bronte" by Mo Manning, Cirlce and Scalloped Cirle: Cut with Cuttlebug, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Ribbon: Walmart, Heart Charm: The Dollar Tree, Misc.:Stickles and Machine Stitching.

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Thrift Store Card!

As you might have noticed I just love these Pure Innocence images by Heather Ellis!!! They make me smile!
I wanted to share a card with you that I made using one of her new digital images. Most of the items on this card are new, but there are couple of items that I found at the thrift store! For example, those heart buttons are cute, huh? I found them on a denim jumper. The jumper was a size 3T, so I bought it for 99 cents.....just for the buttons!!! As soon as I got home I cut off all the buttons and added them to my stash!!! 
The vintage lace at the bottom was also from the thrift store, they had a couple of them for 50 cents, I just couldn't resist! I love thrift store finds!!!
Here's my card:

Card Details: Digi Image: Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Ribbon: WalMart, Heart Button and Vintage Lace: thrift store, Circle and Scalloped Circle: Cuttlebug, Machine Stitching and Chalks

Thanks for visiting today!!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Up for a Challenge?

Today I have been quite busy! But I did find time to work on a few challenges...I have finished one and would like to share it with you! This is High Hopes Stamps: Challenge #58 the challenge was to make a card using any High Hopes image and Put a Bow on It!!! This was easy for me for 2 reasons: 1. I love High Hopes stamps! and 2. I love bows!!! So here's my card:

Card Details: High Hopes stamps, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper: S.E.I., Ribbon: WalMart, Copics to color and chalks

Thanks for visiting!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Challenge Day!!!

Today I worked on a couple of challenges! I will first start off with The Pink Elephant Challenge #49.
 This week's challenge theme is Birthday! So I made this card!!!

Card Details: Digi Image by Pure Innocence. Sentiment: Studio G, Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye, 
Dress and Balloon are paper pieced, Vintage, crocheted lace is used along border, machine stitching and Copics and Bic Pastel markers used to color. 
Hope your Monday was as good as mine!!! Thanks for visiting!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm a Bar-Tender!!!

Well, not a real bartender!LOL But I am officially a "Bar-Tender" for  Joni Wilson and her challenge blog:
Raise the Bar. I will be working along side these other talented designers:

Anita Hovey
Sparkle Smith
Suzie McKenzie
Darlene Pavlick

Be sure and click on their names and be linked to their awesome blogs!!!

Our debut is on January 15th and I promise, you will be so inpsired!!! 

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Yikes! I almost missed the "Curious Case" Challenge at Club Anya. These past couple of days I kept making mental notes, but my brain is a "Post it Note mess"!LOL
It was a really cute sketch I had alot of fun whipping up my card this morning! Here it is:

Card Details: "Dressy Joyce" digi image by The Greeting Farm. Sentiment: Studio G. Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye & The Paper Studio. Misc.: Machine stitching, ribbon, heart button, Pink Brad: Target $1 bins.

Please scroll down further to see my SSS-38 Saturday Sketch  for The Sweet Stop
Made it through the first week of 2010!! I didn't get much "creating time" this week, but I did manage to get about 3 cards made.

This one is for the The Sweet Stop, and it's sketch SSS38---

This was a really fun sketch to work with and I'm happy to show you the card I created using this sketch.
It's called "Have a Good Day":

Card Details: "Jane" by Instyle Stamps, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Coloring: Bic Markers-Pastel Collection and Chalks, Card Size: 6x6, Misc. Flowers and Brads, Sentiment: Studio G

Please visit The Sweet Stop--Today's New Card Samples to view samples by other design team members, they are super talented and have come up with some wonderful cards!!!
Have a great Saturday!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010


I am so thrilled that it's Friday! We are having a cold blast of winter this week and it's nice to know tomorrow we can sleep in and just relax!!
I love blog candy, and wanted to share this one with you!

You can read all about this wonderful blog candy here:
The Daily Marker. She  is super talented and her blog is just wonderful! Read it, and be inspired!!!
Have a wonderful Friday night!!! Blessings to you and yours!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wow! We are half way through the week already! I have been busy around the house so  I haven't had much time for creating. But....I did make some time this morning and finally got to color up some Mo Manning digital images that I purchased this past weekend.

The image I used is called "Stepsisters", but I used it in the card as "Friends", just
because I had a new Stampabilities sentiment stamp to go along with it. 

Okay...enough talking! Here's the card:

Card Details: Digital Image: Mo Manning "Stepsisters", Sentiment: Stampabilities, Patterened Paper: My Mind's Eye, Misc. Paper flower and brown button, chalk

I am also excited because I will be joining another Design Team for a blog called"Raise the Bar" by Joni Wilson. She is very talented and I am super excited to be on the team! I will tell you more about it later and show you my first sketch for this blog!
Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

You can call me Sugar Baby!!!

This is my first post of 2010 and my first post as a Sugar Baby!!! I am so excited to be on the Design Team for The Sweet Stop, thanks Korin for this opportunity!!!

The newest sketch, and the first sketch for January is SSS37---

And this is the card I created using this sketch!
Card Details: Digi Image: Toby New Year/The Greeting Farm (this was a free one!), Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Coloring: Copics and Helix Watercolor Pencils, Starburst Punch: Martha Stewart, Misc.: Ribbon, Bling, and Glossy Accents for the glass of "bubbly"! 

I am also using this card for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, the challenge theme is---NEW---, and mine is a Happy New Year's Card! So out with 2009, in with 2010!!! Please click on the link to participate in this fun challenge!!!!
I hope that the New Year was brought in with much happiness, love and blessings!!!