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Monday, May 31, 2010

Guest Designer Today at Lexi's Creations

Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend!!

How sweet is this little duck?!?!  This is a digital stamp called Lilli with Tulips that I won over at Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog. I also won a Guest Designer Spot and this is the card I made for her Button's &  Bows Challenge. I never seem to know what to do with buttons so this really was a bit of a challenge for me. :)

The sentiment (computer generated font: Architect) was chosen because that's what I thought when I saw this adorable little duck.  Make sure that you go and check out Lexi's Doodles for more adorable images and her challenge blog too.

Are you like me and keep ribbon that comes on packaging and other things?  The orange sparkle ribbon I used here was tied around a beautiful bouquet of flowers that my dad gave me 10 years ago!!  See I knew I would find a way to use it. :)  LOL  I laid a lace ribbon piece over it to tone it down a little and make the whole card a little more girly. The DP is from DCWV Citrus Stack and the buttons were from my stash.  The whole color scheme fit perfectly for Color Throwdown's Challenge #94 to use these colors.


Cupcake Craft = #93 Summer Delights (The colors)
Lucy's Cards = Use at least 1 digital element (image & sentiment)
The Pink Elephant = Orange
Daisy Doodles = Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter = Buttons & Blooms
Ooh-la-la Creations = #54 Bright & Cheerful
Stampin for the Weekend = #39 Cheer someone up
Delightful Sketches = Texture

Copics Used:
Duck: Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000
Feet / Beak: Y26, Y21, Y11
Bow: BG05, BG01, BG0000
Tulips: YR07, YR04, YR21, YR000
Leafs / Grass: YG13, G03, YG01

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lilli Of The Valley Blog Candy

How stinkin' cute are these new stamps!?!?!


Lilli Of The Valley is having an amazing 72 hour long Candy giveaway that's running on their Challenge Blog. From 27th to 29th May you've got the chance to win a full set of the 12 brand new LOTV stamps that are being released next Tuesday (1st June). 

If you would like a chance to win go HERE 

It's Your Day!

It's Thursday and that means a new challenge today over at Aud Sentiment's, and today your challenge is to use "It's Your Day..." as a sentiment on your card or project.

Our Sponsor is:

They have some darling images of there so be sure to check them out.  They will be awarding the winner of our challenge 7 Digi Images!!!

This is my first project as a Design Team member for Aud Sentiments and I used Bugaboo's Scarlette Bubble Bath for my little spa gift set.  The template for this little Gable Box was found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I made my own double-sided patterned paper by printing digital paper from Scrapity Scrap and More (it's a freebie from her Think Pink kit) and My Time Made Easy.   I added tiny light blue pearls as bubbles and Shimmerz on the suds.  Her martini has Glossy Accents and a tiny dot of Stickles on her olive.  Although it's hard to tell from the photo the image is popped up with dimensional tape, and the ribbon came from my stash.  

I just love it.  She looks like she is really enjoying herself.  I know how she feels, a few days ago I was lucky enough to have a little spa time of my own and it was wonderful!!  Facial, massage, mani/pedi.... I was in heaven!!

This is for the following Challenges:

Pile It On = #20 Out of the Box
Stampin For The Weekend = #39 Make someone Smile
Sew Many Challenges = #15 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #65 Clean & Simple (CAS)
Tuesday Throwdown Any image you can color
Simple Doodles = #18 Anything but a card

Copics Used:
Bubbles: BG0000
Skin: E11, E50
Hair: E35, E34, E31
Lips/Cheeks: R35, R20
Towel: R20, R00
Olive: G82
Martini: YG00
Tub: C1

As always thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just Hatched Baby Gift

Hi everyone, it's another 2 Cute Tuesday!!

I've made an adorable little gift box to give as a baby gift and used Easter Egg Chickie digi image.  You can get your's here. This digi image comes 2 different ways, with the eggs left plain or decorated.  You get both for the price of one!!  The undecorated eggs are perfect to use for baby cards and projects.

The box is a PTI template designed by Lauren Meader called Rounded Wrap Up, and the polka dot paper is more digi paper from Lauren Meader at My Time Made Easy.  I printed the digital paper on both sides so that the inside of the box has a finished look as well.  The overlaid DP is DCWV Nursery.  I finally used a little fabric covered brad in the center of the flower that I've had for years now!!  I love when I actually use some of the stuff that I've had sitting around forever, don't you?


Pile It On # 20 Out of Box
Stampin for the weekend Make someone smile
Crafty Creations #68 Encouragement/Celebration
Sew Many Challenges Anything Goes
MelJens Designs # 8 Seeing Spots
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #65 Clean & Simple (CAS)
The Crafty Pad #72 Over The Edge (the flower)
Charisma Cardz #20 3-D
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #105 Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown Any image you can color
Simple Doodles Anything But A Card

Copic's Used:

Chick: Y15, Y11, Y000
Eggs: YG03, YG11, YG00, R02, R00, BG10, BG0000, Y11, Y000

I hope to have that Teacher gift I promised posted later this week.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teacher Thank You's

Hi Everyone!

With a little over 2 weeks before school is over here in sunny Florida,  I've been busy making a few Teacher Thank You cards.  My step-children will be giving these to their teachers next week along with a little gift.  Check back next week for a look at the gift, it's going to be super cute!!

I LOVE my PaperTrey Ink, Vintage Picnic Basket stamp set.  (I really don't play with my PaperTrey stamps enough.)  I decided to do a paper piecing for the basket on a green patterned paper that I had in my scraps.  The yellow polka dot paper is digital paper from My Time Made Easy, the other DP paper, buttons, twine, sentiment, and ribbon are all from PaperTrey Ink.

I added shadows on the green patterned paper with my C1 Copic Marker to give it depth. And used my Ek Success Binding Edge Border Punch...perfect for teacher cards and school related projects.

Quick. Simple. Done.  If they were all only that easy right?

This card is for the following challenges:

MelJen's Designs = #8 Seeing Spots
Ooh La-La-Creations #54 Bright & Cheerful
Practical Scrappers Patterned Paper
Crazy Challenge - Something New (Border Punch)
Crafty Creations = #68 Encouragement/Celebration
The Pixie Cottage #19 3-D/ Paper Tole

Sorry, no close up today...it came out too blurry and I didn't have time to take more photos.

Copic's Used:

Apples: R29, R27, R24, R20, YG01
Leafs: G07, YG03
Outline & Shadow: C1

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 Cute - To The Moon

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I sure did!  Just spent time with the family relaxing out by our pool, getting a little sun and reading a good book!  Ahhhh, so relaxing!!

I don't do boyish cards very often so I decided to let my 3 year old son choose an image to make a card for Daddy. This is digi stamp is To The Moon from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. Isn't this little guy and his pup adorable? My son calls him Astro Boy!! :)

I knew right away that I didn't want to use blue, yellow or red cardstock, that was just too expected on a spaceship card.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on a shimmery ivory cardstock for the moon and used pop up dots on the actual image to give it dimension. And my favorite part is that is got to use a few of the little star brads that I've had for oh say 5 years or more!! :) I crinkled up a tiny piece of scrap yellow vellum to create the flame and then cut it up. I then used an orange Copic marker to make a few stray marks on the vellum and I just couldn't help myself...I also applied a touch of Shimmerz to it.  Glossy Accents on their helmets and rocket window and a white gel pen to create some stars.  Lots of cute touches but still perfect for a guy.

For the first time ever, I also finished the inside of the card.

This would make a PERFECT Father's Day card!!!

Don't forget that at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps  we are having our 3rd Challenge! Click HERE for all the details and get your FREE digi image.  The winner receives a free stamp!

Copics Used:

Rocket: R29, R24, R22, Y17, B29
Face: E11, E00, E50
Pup: E42
Space Suites / Glass: B000

This card is for the following Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - # 112 Someone Special (Dad)
Stampin Royalty #19 Family
Crazy Challenge - #15 Something New (Image)
ABC Challenge - U is for Unused (Star Brads)
Your Next Stamp - #16 Cut It Out & Pop It Up
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge #22 Cut It Out
Crafty Ann's - #14 Anything Goes
Hand Full Of Stamps #28 Get Your Shine On
Little Red Wagon - #28 Brads
Cards for Men #10 - Outdoors
Stampin for the weekend - Card for a Male
Our Creative Corner Masculine Birthday

Thanks for Stopping by!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2 Cute Hula Hoop Hamster - Challenge #3

Well today is the beginning of 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Challenge #3!!    Heidi is offering this adorable digi image Hula Hoop Hamster FREE!!!.

This adorable hamster was quick and a lot of fun to color.  He's perfect for all so many occasions such as Congrats, Happy Birthday, Hello, Thinking of You, etc....  He's so sweet and happy that it makes him perfect to use for just about anything!!  

I played with my Flower Soft for the very first time on this card.  I mixed a little of the 2 shades of green I had together to create the grass.  I like it, but I don't see it being my "go to" embellishment.  (Now watch, all my cards will have Flower Soft on them.  LOL)    I used Shimmerz on the hula hoop and on the little roses too.  The DP is DCWV Citrus Stack and of course he's colored with my Copics.  The font is computer generated (Big Caslon), and some Lemon Grass ribbon from my stash.

Make sure to stop by the 2 Cute DT Blog for your free digi image. There will be awesome DT creations for inspiration and details on entering the 2 Cute Challenge #3. I do so hope that some of my readers will participate in the challenge, I'd love to see what you create. Not only will there be a FAB prize but all entries into the challenge will be considered for a Special Feature Spot on the 2 Cute DT Blog!!! How Cool Is THAT?!?!

Copics Used:
Hamster: E43, E42, E50, E41
Ears/Cheeks/Nose: R20, R00, R32
Hula Hoop: YR07, YR04
Grass: YG05
Flowers: R24, R22, Y17, Y15, BG15, BG11
Outline: BG0000

This card is for the following challenges:

Pile It On 18 = Cute & Cuddly
Lexi's Creations 13 = Animals
365 Cards = Tri-Colored (Blue, Orange, Green)
ABC Challenge = "U" unused stash (FlowerSoft)
CAS-tastic Challenges - Circles
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special

I also want to mention that today is the beginning of the 2nd challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The sentiment for this challenge is "Thanks A Bunch" and is sponsored by:
Check out the DT Blog for lots of wonderful samples and inspiration. Hope you will join us!!

As always thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 Cute - Cloud 9!

Good Morning!!  Hope you're have a good week.

I want to share a little sneak peek into our next challenge at 2 Cute that starts this Thursday (May 13).  Make sure to check out the DT BLOG on Thursday so you can take part in our 3rd challenge and get your FREE new digi image.  The DT is sure to have some wonderful samples to show you too.

I've used the Pet Angel Digi image which I think is simply adorable.  I've used a computer generated font for my sentiment that says, "You put me on Cloud 9!" the font is a combination of Chancer Cursive & Edwardian Script.  The DP and the flower blossom are both from Basic Grey's Cappella line.  I love that stitched blossom.  The ribbon is a beautiful chocolate velvet.  I also used Stickles on their halos.

Oh....wanted to mention that I also used my Nestibilities Labels 1 die and my Vintage Labels stamp from PaperTrey Ink.  They look exactly the same but they don't quite match up, which was disappointing.  :(  In order to make it work on this card I had to pop up the image on foam dots to give it dimension.  Oh well, just thought this info would be helpful.

There's a little hint in the image that I used today as to the next FREE digi image to be given away this Thursday from 2 Cute. Can you guess what the new image will be? I will giveaway to the first person to guess correctly, my card using the new image to be seen on my blog Thursday. Good Luck!!

Copics Used:
Dog - E25, E35, E31
Cat: W5, W3, W1
Hamster: E43, E42, E41 (Colorless Blender)
Cheeks/Ears: R20, R00
Cloud: BG0000

This is for the following Challenges:
Pile It On 18 = Cute & Cuddly
Colour Create Challenge 44 = Khaki, Aqua, Brown & Cream
Paper Play Challenges 18 = Digi & Bling
Simple Doodles = You're on my mind
Lexi's Creations 13 = Animals
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge 1 = As you like it

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mom You're The Best!!!

Well, this has been a week of Mother's Day cards and I wanted to share one more with you.  You know that his Charlotte stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie is a favorite of mine.  She so reminds me of ME and I love to color that hair!!!  I used some Basic Grey Sugared DP that I've had forever.  I added a little Shimmerz to her headband and skirt to give it a little sparkle.  And ribbon is a beautiful chocolate velvet from my stash.  I punched holes in the embossed holes because there was a challenge out there for "holes" in your card...but I forgot where I saw it.  LOL  The sentiment is computer generated font called 2 Peas Scrapbook.

This is for the following Challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps = Pink Chocolate Vanilla
All That Scraps = Pink & Brown
Raise The Bar Challenge 17 = For Mom
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It 33 For Mom
Hand Full Of Stamps 27 Just a little dottie
The Crafty Pad = Punch (I used a hole punch)
Just Scraps = Think Pink

Copics Used:
Dress - R85, R83, R81
Skirt/Bow: G99, YG95
Dolls: G99, YG95, E25, E31, Y26, Y23
Doll Skin: E31, E30 E41 (Eyes E35)
Skin: E11, E00, E50 (Cheeks R00)
Hair: E57, E35, Y26, E31
Outline: C1

I also have MORE exciting news to share.....

How cool is THAT?!?!?  I am so excited to join the DT.  It's a BRAND NEW Challenge Blog that I think is fun and different than all the rest I've seen. Aud Sentiments will challenge you to use our sentiment each week on your card or other project.   I hope you will come over and join us.  Our next challenge starts Thursday, May 13.  Please come and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by and a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you Mommies out there!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A 2 Cute Mother's Day!!

Hi Everyone!! This is my first official card for the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Design Team. I've used their images before and I always have a hard time choosing images to use because they are all just 2 Cute!!! :)

Please make sure you go and check out the 2 Cute DT Blog for great ideas and inspiration and the Store to purchase your 2 Cute stamps. Heidi the owner offers her stamps 3 different ways...cling mount, wood mount, and digi. You can have your images any way YOU prefer! How awesome is THAT?!?!? Oh, and all wood mounted stamps are 50% off off right now, so it's a great time to buy.

2 Cute will also have a challenge and a FREE digi image starting May 13th!! Please make sure to join us.

I've used the Owl Miss You digi image for my Mother's Day card. This little owl is perfect for any occasion. (Teacher Appreciation and the end of school is coming up) I also love that it's a digi image...I flipped this image so that the flower would be to the left of the owl instead of the right. It suited my sketch better that way; which is why I'm a huge fan of of digi images. You can manipulate them to fit your needs. Need it larger? smaller? NO PROBLEM!!

I LOVE this card. Don't you love when a project turns out better than you expected? Even my hubby loved it. When he saw it yesterday he said, "Oh, don't give that one away!" LOL

I want to share a quick tip with you....I didn't have the right colored flower to use on this card, so I found a little ivory rose in my stash and colored it with my Copic marker to match PERFECTLY!!! I love my Copics. :)  I'm always finding new ways to use them.

I'm entering this card into lots of challenges this week: LOL

Mojo Monday Challenge 137 = Sketch
Your Next Stamp Challenge 15 = Going Dotty
A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 102 = Furry Friends
Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge = Found Object (Branch)
Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge = Kraft
Lil Red Wagon Challenge 27 = Pink & Green
The Pink Elephant Challenge 65 = Mommy I love you
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 36 = Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 40 = Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge 50 = Animals
Simple Doodles Challenge 16 Use something Old from your stash (Flower)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 1 = Happy Mother's Day sentiment

Trying something new with showing you a photo of the Copics I used rather than listing them, let me know if you like it better this was or the other.

Supplies Used:
Owl Miss You Digi - 2 Cute Rubber Stamps
DP: My Minds Eye - Home
Sentiment: Computer Generated - Arabella Font
Embellishments: Shimmerz, Glossy Accent, Pearls (Unknown), Branch - from my yard ;)

      As always, thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the time you take to leave me comments too!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi! As promised I have a Mother's Day card to share with you. This is a digi image from Elisabeth Bell called Pat-a-Cake, isn't sooo SWEET?!?! I love her images and the minute I saw this, I knew it would make the perfect Mother's Day card.

My sketch is this weeks Stamp Something Challenge. I distressed the papers up with my Making Memories distressing tool and inked it with Tim Holtz distressing ink. I guess you could say this is my version of shabby chic.

This card is for the following challenges:

Stamp Something = Sketch
Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge = Kraft
Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge - Botanical
The Pink Elephant = Mommy, I love you
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp = Flowers
Pile It On Challenge 17 = Boyish Colors
Incy Wincy Designs = Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge = Digi image, 3 colors, 1 ribbon, 3 flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge 1 = Happy Mother's Day Sentiment
Hand Full of Stamps 26 = something NEW (Digi image purchased 5/4/10) LOL :)
Simple Doodles = Use something OLD from your stash (Flowers & Ribbon)

Copics Used:
Dress/Pants/Shoes - B97, B95, B91, B000
Shirt - B91, BG0000
Shoes - E59, E35
Vest - E43, E42, E41
Hair - E59, E49, E25, E53
Skin/Cheeks/Lips - E11, E00, E50, R20, R00, R35
Outline/Shadow - C1

I appreciate everyone that visits my little blog here...Thank You. :) xoxox  So would you do me a favor and PLEASE Please Please check back tomorrow to see the card I've made for my 2 Cute DT Debut. You'll love it...trust me!!

Supplies Used:
Elisabeth Bell Digi Image:  Pat-a-Cake
DP: DCWV - At Home Stack
Ribbon - From my stash
Ink: Tim Holtz
Flowers: Prima
Punch: Martha Stewart

Monday, May 3, 2010

Exciting News!!!

I am so EXCITED!!! I have been asked to be a Design Team member for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps!!! I am so flattered that they asked me to join their team. Starting this Thursday I'll be showing you a card or other project using 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.

And more exciting news....my nephew is graduating from high school in a few weeks and he asked if I would make his invitations for his party.  I'm still not finished with all of them but wanted to show you what I've been working on.  I know I disappeared for over a week but with mass producing these invitations, visiting with my mom, and going to Disney World twice last week...I've been a very busy girl!  LOL

The stamps are Just Rite Stamps, and this is the first time I've used them after buying them over a year ago.  (Hubby was happy to hear that the stamps I had to have finally got used!)  Oh I don't want to forget to mention that this is a TOTAL CASE of Sharon Johnson's card at No Time To Stamp.  I did change the ribbons and the medallion and now that I have I think it looks a little like a Blue Ribbon you'd win for the best apple pie!  LOL  

I am DYING to color so check back this week, and especially Thursday ;) for a Mother's Day card.

This card is for the Paper Cutz Challenge # 39 = Graduation

Thanks for stopping by!!