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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meljen's Designs Sneak Peek!

Meljen's New Releases will be in the Store on Friday, June 1st.
I used Little Laundry Line:

Sentiment is from Create with TLC

Check back on Friday to see the rest of the new releases! They are wonderful!!!

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day+A New Challenge!

Happy Memorial Day! And to all of those who serve and have served in the past, a BIG Thank YOU for your services to our country! God bless all of you!!!

As you know, every Monday I share a new challenge with you. Well, today is no different. :)
We've got a new challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges, this is #112 and the theme is
Stitching. This could be machine stitching (like I used), hand stitching, or faux stitching. You pick!

I used an image by our sponsor Patty's Creations:

Card Details: Digi Image-Patty's Creations, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Shimmer Paper-Unknown, Pearls-The Paper Studio, Pink Ribbon-WalMart

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Challenge #111-Meljen's Designs

Oh Boy! Is THIS card FOR me! You see, I had already made up a card for our new Challenge #111, and almost finished up my post, when I realized..I had jumped the gun and used the June images! What!? Yep...I almost gave you a sneak peek at Melissa's new designs. They are THAT cute!!! LOL
So..I had to run (literally) back to my scrapping desk aka dining table and make a NEW card!
Our theme this week is Glitter, Shimmer, and Shine! My 3 favorite things!!! he,he!

This is it:

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Shimmer Patterned Paper-Colorbok, Glitter Ribbon-WalMart, Flowers-MarKella, Shimmer Cardstock-Bazzill

So you see, I need to take my own advice and SLOWWWW down and enjoy life! I've got so much going on this month with my daughter's prom, senior activities, graduations, etc..I am running around like a chicken without a head. I will try to be like Turtle's Friend and slow down!
I hope you can play along this's a super fun challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your sweet comments!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sweet Friendship! A new Challenge!

Wow! It's Monday again! This week is my daughter's LAST week of high school. She will be graduating and I wish I could slow down time!!!!
Today we've got a new challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges, Challenge #111 is a sketch.

Card Details: Digi Image-Robyn's Fetish, Sentiment: Create with TLC, Patterned Papers-Unknown,
Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Pearls, The Paper Studio, Wrinkle Ribbon-Etsy, Misc-Stickles, Chalks

Here is the sketch to follow. I followed it but did a mirror image (oops). :)

Thanks for joining us today! Have a wonderful Monday!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Thoughts!

Happy Monday to you!! Boy, this school year is just winding down too fast!! My sister works for a school district near by and finds the end of the school year bittersweet! Even though she is looking forward to a restful summer, she will surely miss her students.
She partakes in a reading group and expressed how much she was gonna miss her kiddos!
I made this card for her. It is for our new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges for Challenge #110 we have a color theme to follow.

Card Details: Digi Image-Freebie from Digistamp Boutique, Sentiment-Create with TLC,
Patterned Paper-Colorbok, Misc-Pink Paper Clips and Ribbon (WalMart)
I'd also like to thank the Digistamp Boutique for this free image!

Here is our color theme to follow:

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you get some time to create for a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor: Some Odd Girl!

Have a great Monday!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meljen's Designs Challenge #109

Yes..this is my 2nd post for today! And there is a storm brewing south of me so I have to hurry! I am so thankful to God for the much needed rain, but the "storm" part of it can be scary.

There's a new challenge going on over at Meljen's Designs, and this one is for our dear, sweet MOMS!

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Circles-Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon-WalMart, Misc-Chalks to color, Buttons

I hope you can join us this week by honoring a Mom with a card or project!
Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

*Linking to these challenges:
More than Favors-Wacky Wednesday #70-Mother's Day
Penny's Challenges #79- Moms
Scrapalicious USA-Mom, I love you!


PS..if you scroll down you can play along in a HOP I've got going on today too!!!!

Where in the world is Candace?

My sweet friend Candace who has been blogging for a couple years now had a crazy, but unfortunate thing happen to her. She got an email saying that her blog name "Candid Candace" was copyrighted and couldn't be used. She had to change the name of her blog and the also the address! Because Candace is so talented, we wanted to make sure her followers could find her. So..Ceal came up with this wonderful blog hop:

Where In The World Is Candace Pierce?
Here are a few of Candace's awesome cards:

This blog hop help you find her and there are some great prizes to win!

The prize will be 6 digital stamps of your choice, 3 from Meljen's Designs and 3 from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.
To win:
1. Visit each blog in the hop and leave some love!
You have to leave a comment on each blog in order to be in the random drawing
for these prizes.
2. A winner will be picked by on May 17th.
3. The winner will be announced on Candace's blog!
Good luck!!!
Your next stop in the hop will be the blog of the super, talented
Thanks for hopping with us!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Challenge #109-Torn or Distressed

Good Monday to you! Hope your weekend was as good as mine!
Today, Craft Your Passion Challenges, has got Challenge #109 for you using Torn or Distressed edges.
Here are the details:
We want to see your torn or distressed edges. You can tear your papers for a vintage look or just distress with inks, but we MUST be able to tell they are DISTRESSED.

Card Details: Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Digi Image/Sentiment-Doodle Pantry, Distress Inks-Tim Holtz, Manilla Tag-Office Depot

Once again, we've got some awesome sponsors with some great prizes. I'm looking foward to seeing your creations!!!

**Linking to these challenges:

Art with No Boundaries-Fit to be Tied
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Cardmakers-#67 For the Boys
Always Crafting-Creative Mondays #7-Anything Goes
OLLCB-# 104 Make it Manly

Have a wonderful Monday! Whatever you do...make it the best!


Sunday, May 06, 2012

It's a Blog Hop with a Freebie!!!

 Today is the day!!! I love when Paulette from Create with TLC says it's time for a Blog Hop!!! For one, they are so much fun, and two..we get to give you a FREEBIE!

Lately, I've been into "simpler" cards. Not sure why..maybe because it really allows the focus to be on the image itself? Not sure..but here is my card using Paulette's beautiful image!

And here is your free image.
Next stop will be

Thanks for joining us! Have a blessed Sunday.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge and DT Call

Oopsie! I was supposed to post this yesterday and got SOOO busy, I forgot! I've got so much going on this month it's ridiculous!!! is our new challenge AND...sadly, this is my last challenge post for Aud Sentiments. I have chosen to step down from the DT due to so many other commitments like family, work, and in general---LIFE! I have really enjoyed my time with Aud Sentiments and the team will be missed.

Challenge #53 is Anything Goes!

Group B-Anything Goes
Card Details: Digi image-Wild Rose Studio, Patterned Papers-My Mind's Eye, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Ribbon-Unknown (swap item).

To apply for the on this link: Aud Sentiments DT Call, and best of luck to you!!!

Thank you for visiting today! Have a wonderful Friday!!!!

Oh...and a quick reminder about our upcoming BLOG HOP!!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Fat Quarter Fun!

I haven't posted any sewing projects in a while. So today, I'm taking a break from cardmaking and showing you some projects I've been working on. On some of them, I have used Fat Quarters, you know, those yummy squares of fabric that measure 1/4 of a yard!?

I love making these pillowcase dresses, and I love using up almost every inch of fabric. I use 2 fat quarter squares for the top, and some remnant fabric for the bottom. The headband was made out of the pieces I had left from cutting out the arm holes.

This is a Onesie Dress made from another Fat Quarter Square:
I cut the square in half, sewed up the side seams, finished off the bottom, gathered the top, and stitched it onto my Onesie. The center flower was then heat bonded on, and then stitched in place.

And then...I found some MORE scraps, and decided to make
reversible headbands!

Sorry my pictures are "fancy-smancy", but after all this sewing, I'm pooped! LOL

Linking these projects to:

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!