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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Child's Play Blog Hop!

Ya! The day is FINALLY here! I've been so excited about this Child's Play Blog Hop!  So...are you ready to Play!!!? By visiting each blog of the Design Team members of Create Create with TLC you can collect 7 FREE images!!!

I hope you are on the right track. You should be arriving here from
Carla's blog.  Isn't she so talented!? I love her work!!

My card is titled "Just Gotta Celebrate!" When I saw this image, I immediately thought of Independence Day! The image and sentiment are both from Create with TLC. And guess get this image for FREE! Whenever you get the chance, will you please pop on over to Create with TLC and give a big THANK YOU to Paulette..she is such a sweetie and oh so generous!

Card Details: Digi Image and Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Gingham ribbon and button-Recycled from my basket of scraps and doodads. :)

And as is this image for you to enjoy! and Play! Your next stop is the wonderfully, talented blog of

Thanks for hopping along with us and I hope you enjoy each and every project that was created and the free images that Paulette has provided!

Have a blessed Saturday!

Friday, March 30, 2012

A little bit of Sunshine......

is what you are to ME!

Happy Friday to all of you!!! I, on the other hand, don't always look forward to Fridays. Why? Well, I'm a part time "stay at home Mom" weekends means..everyone is home with me. Hubby and 2 of my 3 kids. So it's usually more cooking, running around, household stuff, etc that gets done on weekends. It's not that I do not enjoy my time with my family, but I'm one of those "routine girls", I'm used to my weekly routine and this is just a break in that. Which is just fine with me!

Okay....enough chatter! LOL Here's my card for today:

Card Details: Image-Unknown (received from a friend), Sentiment: Create with TLC, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye,Cardstock: Bazzill (Passionate), Circles: Spellbinders, Misc-RicRac

Linking this to:
Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!
and please stop by tomorrow for our
There will be 7 FREEBIE images to collect.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Challenge #103-Meljen's Designs

I'm here, I'm here! I feel like one of those kids that's late for class and running in all out of breath! You see, our internet was down for 22 hours, 17 minutes and 25 seconds..give or
take a few seconds! LOL
Anyway, I couldn't wait to share our new challenge with you going on over at Meljen's Designs, this is #103 and the theme is EASY, PEASY......Anything Goes! Just a friendly reminder, that you MUST use a Meljen's Designs digital stamp.

Card Details: Digi Image: Meljen's Designs, Sentiment: Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Seam Binding-Vintage, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Bling Heart Charm-Recycled (Broken Earring), Circles-Spellbinders Die

Okay....I can slow down now! This card is going to my niece and nephew to help them celebrate their new business. "Perez Beekeeping"! I'm so excited for both of them. And wish them both a blessed business!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a blessed Thursday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'll "Owlways" Be there for You!

It's Monday! Time for another challenge from Craft Your Passion Challenges. The theme for Challenge #103 is Monochromatic (shades of one color). I chose to use Brown.

Card Details: Patterned Paper: unknown, Digi Image: Delicious Doodles, Crinkle Ribbon: Etsy, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Glitter Brads-The Paper Studio

Hope your weekend was a great one! I hope you get to play along this week for a chance to win some images from  our sponsor:

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Embrace your Crazy!

Well, I have to admit.... I have my good days, and I have my bad days. Today, seems to be one of those "off" days. I have so much to do and I'm just not "feeling it". Sorta have the blues if you know what I mean.
The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day........but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by life and let down by some of the people in it.
Not my family....just acquaintances that I feel took advantage of me. Sorta hurts your spirit.  

So..I thought I'd share this card with you. I have crazy days like this rabbit, but instead of pulling my ears out..I wanna pull my hair out! LOL

Card Details: Digi image-Sassy Cheryl, sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Cardstock-Bazzill, Ribbon-Offray, Border Punch-Martha Stewart

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Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Born to be Wild

Happy Thursday to you! Today I'd like to remind you of our challenge going on over at Aud Sentiments.
The theme for Challenge #50, is to create something based on a a song title.
I got these awesome song titles from Create with TLC (Encore Collection) and knew it would go perfectly with my cute, little image from our sponsor, Limited Runs.
Card Details: Digi Image-Limited Runs, Senitment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Cosmo Cricket, and other. (scraps), Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray, Pearl StickOns-Recollections

Please jump on over to our Aud Sentiments Challenge blog, for your chance to win 3 Free digis from

and of course, making this card inspired me to make this gift set. A fabric basket stuffed with a toy giraffe, 2 burp rags, and a polka dotted onsie. :)

Have a great Thursday! Be blessed!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Challenge #102

Happy Monday to you! Hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine. Now that Spring Break is over, it is time to get back to reality! We didn't do much, but I enjoyed having all 3 of my kids home together. Now they are back to college and work.
Today we've got a new challenge for you over at Craft Your Passion Challenges, this is challenge #102 and the them is

"No image...just a sentiment"

I got this image from Paulette of Create with TLC, it is one of my favorite Bible verses. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when I received it.

I found this frame and Goodwill for $2, I just love all the pretty details in it. I almost painted it after I bought it, I'm so glad I didn't because I really like the gold with the Prima flowers. The stick on pearls were white, so I colored them with a sharpie to give them that gold, vintagy look. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

Our sponsor this week is:

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meljen's Designs Challenge #101

Happy Thursday to you! It's been a beautiful week and I'm in the mood for spring! We've got a fun challenge going on over at Meljen's Designs. Challenge #101 says to use Lace. Well, my second favorite hobby is sewing and I couldn't find any of my lace! So...I used my Martha Stewart LACE punch, and a crocheted lace flower. Hope you find the time this week to play along.

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper and Lace Flower-The Paper Studio, Button-Misc, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Cardstock-Bazzill

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super, great Thursday!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mark and calendars and get ready to PLAY!

Another Fabulous Create with TLC and the Design Team HOP~!

This one will be themed ......... "Child's Play!"

Mark your calendards and get ready to play with us!

Hop starts March 31st~! You don't want to miss least 7 FREEBIES along the way.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Oh Scraps!!!

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, I have way too many scraps!!! Well, not too long ago, I made it my personal mission to start using up my scraps. And I tell ya''s a great feeling knowing I'm cleaning up my pile, saving money, and the enviroment!

I wrote this tutorial for Meljen's Designs yesterday but just wanted to share it with all my blogging friends.

How to make a card, using and image and scraps:

Step 1: Pick and image; Any image will do, but for this card, I chose a pre-colored image by Meljen's Designs. Available in her shop:
Sick Little Bear COLOR

Step 2: Go through your stash and pick out some scraps:

Step 3:Find any embellishments, tools, etc. to go with your card

Step 4: Have fun and put it all together!

Card Details: Pre-Colored Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment stamp-Unknown (lost packaging), Papers-All scraps!, Glitter StickOns-EK Success, Border-Fiskars, PunchCircles-Spellbinders, Decorative Oval-Cricut machine

There you have Get Well Soon card made from all scraps..and one super cute pre-colored image!

I hope this has inspired you to use up some of your scraps. Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Monday, March 12, 2012

A Get Well Wish for You

Happy Monday to you!!! I hope your day is going great! Today I've got a new challenge for you!
It's time for Craft Your Passion Challenges #101. I have to admit, the challenge theme really scared me there for a minute. You see, the theme is to make an Easel Card..something I've never done before. But after reading a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers...I found that it was easy and fun! I am so glad this challenge came about because otherwise, I may have never tried this technique! And now I can see myself making many more of these easel cards in the future!

Card Details: Digi Image-The Paper Shelter, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Papers-Echo Park, Cardstock-Bazzill, Ribbon-Offray, Circles-Spellbinders, Misc-Chalk, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Bling-The Paper

Linking to these challenges:
The Outlawz-Monday's Challenge-Anything Goes
Creative Mondays-Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts-More than 1 Fold
Make it Monday-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! I hope you get the chance to play along. There are always some awesome prizes to win! Have a blessed Monday!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge

Happy Thursday to you! Just wanted to remind everyone that there is still time to play along in our Aud Sentiments-Happy Birthday Challenge. BUT........I goofed!  I had the hardest time with this card. I had lost my "mojo", had lots going on and just couldn't think of what to do., I forgot to use a "Happy Birthday" sentiment and used a "Let's Party". So, just ignore my sentiment and focus on the card! LOL

So silly because it's such a simple challenge, but I goofed. So sorry.
Okay.....enought chatter. Here's my card...goofs and all!

Card Details: Digi Image-Bugaboo, Sentiment-Studio G, Patterend Paper-Unknown, Cardstock-Bazzill, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Glitter Stick Ons-EK Success

Join us in the fun, and at a chance to win 7 free images from our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo stamps!

Linking to these challenges:
Catch the Bug-March Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity-Digi Element
Inky Impressions-Green
PaperCrafting Journey-#4 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I'm Walking on Sunshine!

Do you remember that song? I used to love listening to that song as a teenager...instant pick-me-up!
Today is cloudy and cool...but hey, I can still sing this song!
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, and the sentiment is from
Create with TLC, it's a set called The Encore Collection.

Card Details: Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Papers-Echo Park, Cardstock-Bazzill, Ribbon-Offray, Glitter StickOns-EK Success

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Again, thanks for visiting today! Have a great Wednesday!

I'm addicted to Chalkboard Paint!

I love this stuff!!! It's so fun! If I could paint up every room in my house, I'd be thrilled!!! Well, not every room...but you get my drift!

I had these blank frames from Michael's that I bought over the weekend, I thought with Chalkboard paint they could REALLY be made special. You could add a name, date, message, pictures, etc.

and I couldn't stop there...I found some scrap wood, drilled some holes for hanging
and added some chalk. Fun, fun!!!

Okay.....what's next? Let me go look around for more things to paint!

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Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, March 05, 2012

WooHoo! Challenge #100!

Wow! Happy Monday to you! Can you believe this?! Challenge #100  over at Craft Your Passion ! How time flies when you are having fun!!!
This week's theme is Anything Goes! I've used the super, cute Molly from Stamp Fairy. My sentiment is from my wonderful friend Paulette of Create with TLC.

Card Details: Digi Image-Stamp Fairy, Sentiment-Creat with TLC, Patterned Papers-Scraps, Ribbon-WalMart, Flower and Floral Pins-Walmart, Glittery Stick Ons-EK Success.

Linking this to:
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop-#8 Spring Colours
Digital Delights-#61 Use a Digital Element (like my digital stamp) :)

Make It Monday-Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge Blog-Spring has Sprung
Stamp with Fun-Pink and Green
The Pink Elephant-Lets so those Layers!
Totally Stampalicious-Spring is in the Air

This week we've got several sponsors and great prizes! Here are just 3 of our awesome sponsors!!!!

Okay...what are waiting for!? Head on over to Craft your Passion Challenges and play along to win!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Meljen's Challenge #99-Orange!

Good Thursday to you! Today it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs, and the theme is ORANGE.

I've really enjoyed making bookmarks from time to time and love this little Mushroom Mouse, he's perfect for a bookmark. The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC.

Please join us in our 99th Challenge  and add some orange to your project!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Oooo, and don't forget what tomorrow is.......
It's Meljen's New March Releases!!!! Check back for a peek!

Linking to:
ColourQ Challenge #126