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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We've decided that it's time for some blog candy over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

Here are the rules:

1.  Become a follower of Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog- click HERE 

2.  Make a post on your blog along with a picture of our blog candy with a link back to Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

3.  Post a link back to Aud Sentiments with a picture of our candy on your blogs sidebar

4.  Leave a comment with a link to your post on the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Also stop by the DT blogs to say "hello" and become followers of them too!  (This is not a requirement but we would love to see you at our blogs too!)

Please stop by and join in the fun!
The candy ends Tuesday, July 6th

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2 Cute Manatee Friends

I'm in a summer mood, are you?  It is BLAZING hot here in Florida,  actually it's too hot be be outside most of the day.  Even so, we still try to go outside and enjoy the sunshine a little bit everyday.  

Since it is so hot outside I was going for a "cool" refreshing feeling with this adorable Manatee Friends digital image by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.  Since this is a digital image I created a text box and did my sentiment right there alongside the image.  Super Easy!!  Don't know why I haven't thought to do this before.

I decided to embossed the DP with my Cuttlebug embossing folder to look like bubbles.  I then twisted and glued my ribbon to look like seaweed.  Not sure the satin ribbon was the best choice for this, but you get the idea.  

Digi Doodles = #13 Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's = #17 Embossing
All Sorts Challenge = #58 Embossing
The Pixie Cottage = #24 Sketch
Caardvarks = Embossing
Sew Many = #19 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad = #77 Embossing
Hand Full of Stamps = #33 Joys of Summer

Copic's Used:
Manatee: W5, W3, W1, R00
Seaweed: YG23, YG01
Rocks: C7, C5, C3, C2
Sand: E30, E50, E34, E29
Crab: R14
Water/Outline: BG0000, BG10

Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamp: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Manatee Friends (Digital)
Paper: My Minds' Eye, Penny Lane; PTI White Cardstock
Ribbon: Offray, Lemongrass (JoAnn)
Font: Architect & Pea Girly Girls Print
Accessories: Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Half Pearls (Recollections), CB Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Follow Your Heart

I am so excited about today!!  Today is the 5th challenge over at Aud Sentiments where we are challenging you to use the word LOVE in your sentiment.   We are having a great turn out for our challenges, but we'd love to see more participants....so would you please help spread the word?  We have a new challenge every other Thursday, so you have until July 6th to play along with this challenge.

This challenge is being sponsored by Karen's Doodles where you can find the most adorable digital stamps!!   The DT was generously given an image from Karen's Doodles to create with.  I love love LOVE this little turtle image, Special Delivery.  I could not wait to color him!!  Isn't he just precious?
  I can see myself using him again and again.
Check out what the other girls on the DT have created too with our sponsors super cute images.

ABC Challenge = X is for Xtra Dimension (the heart is cut out on the front of the card)
Crazy Challenge = All Things Spotty
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge = Ribbons & Bows
Sweet Stampin' Challenge
= #31 Clean & Simple
Sentimental Sundays = #8 Your Favorite Sentiment
Everybody Art Challenge = #96 Pink & Green

Copic's Used:
Turtle: YG67, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01 (Cheek R00) 
Eye: B97, B95, B91
Heart: R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV000
Ribbon: RV95, RV34, RV32
Grass & Flowers: G24, G21, G82, YG11, RV21, RV10, RV000

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!
Stamp: Karen's Doodles, Special Delivery (Digital)
Paper: DP - Bo Bunny, PTI White Cardstock, Alligator skin paper (Michaels)
Ink: Copics
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Shimmerz Pixie Dust, Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook - heart), Dimensionals
Sentiment: Computer Generated (Pea Jeannie Script & Architect) 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have a FIN-tastic Day!!

Happy 2 Cute Tuesday Everyone!!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend with the Father's in your life.  

I cannot tell you how much fun making this card was!!  I think I was on guy overload, so getting to play with bright fun colors and sparkles was a real treat today.

I have noticed lately that Mermaids seem to be all the rage right now in the stamp world, so I decided to create something with 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Mermaid and Friends.  Isn't she the cutest?!?!  If you don't have any 2 Cute stamps you are really missing out on some really adorable and fun to color images.  And don't forget that you can get all of the 2 Cute images 3 different ways, wood mount, cling mount and digital.  

ABC Challenge = W is for Weather
Hand Full of Stamps = #32 Nothing Like a Little H2o
Stamp Something = Something Summer
Cute Card Thursday = #117 Sketch
Charisma Cardz = #24 All About Bling
Bunny Zoes Crafts = #1 Nice & Girly

DP - DCWV Citrus Stack
Pearls - Recollections

Copic's Used:
Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin/Cheeks: E00, E50, R00
Sand: E30, E50, E34, E29
Seaweed: YG13, YG03, YG01
Fin: BG15, BG11, BG10, YG01
Fish/Snail: V95, V93
Seahorse/Octopus: YR16, YR12
Crab: R22, R14, YG01
Water/Outline: BG10, BG0000

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!


I know, I know....enough with the Father's Day cards already!!  LOL.  But I have had sooo much fun making all of these cards.  I guess I need to make masculine cards more often.  :)

I hope you are enjoying Father's Day today!!  My hubby is going to be enjoying breakfast in bed this morning made by all 4 of his kids!!!  :)  

I really love the way this card came out, I don't use red enough.  The image is Lili of the Valley, Top Chef and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  This image reminds me of my hubby.  He really is KING of the GRILL!!!  Even his hotdogs off the grill are AWESOME!!!  Even though it's Father's Day today, he will firing up the grill today for all of us!  :)


Stamp Challenges Something Summer
Creative Inspirations = #65 One for the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge = #85 One for the Boys
Magical Crafts = #17 Something for a Male

DP: DCWV Citrus Stack
Stamp: Lili of the Valley, Top Chef
Sentiment: Taylored Expressions
Bling: Unknown

Copics Used:
Bear: W5, W3, W1, R00
Apron/Hat: R29, BG0000
Dog: E25, E35, E31, E30, E29
Grill: C9, C7, C5, C3
Hotdog: E37, R29, E39
Grass: G99, YG95, E31, G20
Outline: C1

Here's some photo's that remind me that my kids have the BEST DADDY EVER!!!!


Hope your enjoying Father's Day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys - 2 Cards Today!!!

Real quick post with more Father's Day cards for you today. 

Both images and sentiments are from Taylored Expressions, Boys Will Be Boys.
I stamped this image on Kraft cardstock and then colored it with my Copic markers.  Copic Creations has a challenge going on right now to use your Copics on "other" paper and since I had never tried that before, I decided this image would work perfectly to give it a go. I'm pretty impressed with how it came out actually. It's different coloring on Kraft because your colors don't show up how you normally expect them to, but I liked it.  


Copic Creations = #30 "Other" paper
Paper Play Challenge = #24 Something Old (Designer Paper)
Raise The Ba= #23 What a Special Guy
My Time To Craft Challenge = #95 Xtra Special

DP: Recollections, Autumn & Basic Grey, Origins
Kraft Paper: Papertrey Ink
Brads: Unknown

Copics: E57, E35, E31, Y17, Y15, R29, R46, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1

And here's card # 2

Again, a quick and easy card.  Both of these cards were also made with my scraps!!!  (I swear, I get such a big kick out of using my scraps!!!)  The tie's were paper pieced and shaded with my C1 Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Tyler !!

Where does the time go?  I mean REALLY!!  I was holding my baby girls hand yesterday as she took a nap and realized that a year from now she probably won't need/want me to hold her hand until she falls asleep.  She's so tiny that it's easy to still see her as a baby (she's only 2 1/2) but she is turning into a big girl and I won't even realize it until it's already happened.  :(  Not fair!!    It goes by too fast.  I've been trying to video tape silly everyday little things lately so that I will at least be able to listen to their tiny little voices and the cute way they pronounce things.  (Oh, gosh....now I'm crying.....)

Anyway, I've been thinking about these things because my sister's "baby" is turning 17 tomorrow!!  Tyler has grown up into a smart, handsome, kind young man.  But I remember when he was still bald at 2 years old and how I let him eat brownies for breakfast when he would spend the night with me.  That was only YESTERDAY!!!!  It is impossible that 17 years have passed!!!

We've always been very close.  When I sat down to make a card for his birthday, I thought, "Oh geez, he isn't going to want a handmade card from his Aunt".  But then I realized....yes he will!   He will honestly love it.  He will love it because he loves me and thinks what I do is cool.  He's not the embarrassed teenager type.  He will love the cash inside more ;) and ask me why it doesn't have a monkey on it, (he loves monkeys) but he will love it.   :)

The entire card was made from my scraps.  (I love using my scraps!!)  The DP is Wild Asparagus "handsome" and the buttons are tied with white twine that I colored with my Copic markers.  The image is Lili of The Valley, Big Present.  I distressed the edges and then inked them with Memento Eggplant chalk and used a CB embossing folder..  The present was paper pieced using the same DP just turning the stripes. 

Copic's Used:

Shorts: BV08, BV04, BV02
Shirt: G99, YG95, YG03
Belt: E34, Y15
Shoes: E31, E41, E35, E42
Skin/Cheeks: E00, E50, R00
Hair: E59, E35, E31
Outline: C1

Cupcake Craft Challenges = #95 One For The Boys
Stampin' Royalty = #24 Masculine Theme
Raise The Bar = #23 What A Special Guy
Paper Play Challenges = #24 Something Old (Designer Paper)
The Crafty Pad = #75 Paper Piecing
Ai Factory Challenges = #40 Distress it
My Time To Craft Challenge = #95 Xtra Special
Lili of the Valley = #55 Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  
(Now, go love on a baby....because tomorrow they will be all grown up)  

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's a Lazy Afternoon!!

My new Lili Of The Valley stamps came over the weekend and I'm having so much fun playing with them.  I've been using digital stamps so much lately that I almost forgot how much fun it is to play with actual stamps. (Get ready to see lots of new cards with these stamps, LOL)  I thought this image, Lazy Afternoon, would make a perfect Father's Day card.  I have 5 Father's Day cards to make!!!  This was going to be for my Dad, but when my husband saw it he said he wanted to give it to his dad!!  I was so flattered that he loved it so much.

I used my new Basic Grey Origins DP (that my sister made me buy, LOL) and a few brads...simple right?  Well, this card stressed me the heck out!!!  I could not get the coloring right, I wanted it to look softer, vintage like but I guess that's just not my style because no matter how much I tried it just wouldn't work. 


Cupcake Craft Challenges - #95 One For The Boys
Cards For Men = # 12 Father's Day
Hand Full Of Stamps = #31 How Cute Is This
Stamp Something = Happy Somethings
Simple Doodles = #19 Just 4 you Dad
ABC Challenge = W is for Weather
Stampin' Royalty = Masculine Theme
CAS-tastic Challenges = #8 Father's Day

Copic's Used:
Hat: E55, E53, E50, Y23, Y21
Pants: E31, E41, Y21
Socks: E43, E41
Shirt: E57, YG17, Y15, YG01
Skin/Cheeks: E00, E50, R00
Hair: W7, W5, W3
Branch: W5
Newspaper: C5, C2
Leafs: G94, YG95, YG17
Grass: G99, YG95, E41, G20

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Good Morning!!  I'm late again, sorry.  My sister and niece are visiting and I actually forgot that it was Tuesday!!  Which is 2 Cute Tuesday, if you didn't know already!!  :)

I made this card for my handsome hubby for Father's Day using Original Cowboy Kid Digi from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. Isn't he ADORABLE?!?!? He's my favorite image from 2 Cute and I've been saving him for Father's Day. This was going to be a card from my son to Daddy, but I came up with a cute sentiment for the inside and made it from me instead. LOL

I was able to play with my new Basic Grey, Max and Whisker's DP, a few button's from my stash tied with jute and call it DONE!!  This little guy was so fun to color too!!  The sentiment inside and out are computer generated (font: Comic Sans).  I had a really hard time keeping it simple to give to a man...I was dying to put ribbon on it.  LOL  :)

Crafty Creations - #71 Child's Play
Lexi's Creations - #16 Something Old (buttons)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #95 One for the Boys
Cards for Men - #12 Father's Day
Hand Full of Stamps - #31 How Cute is This
Stamp Something - Happy Somethings
Simple Doodles - #19 Just 4 You Dad
Your Next Stamp - #18 Buttons

Copic's Used:

Hat/Boots: Y26, Y23, Y21, Y00
Bandana: YR18, YR16
Skin/Cheeks: E00, E50, R00
Hatband: BG15, BG11
Clothes: BG75, BG72
Horse: E25, E35, E31, E42, E41
Hair: E49, E41
Outlined: C1

Thanks for all the sweet comment's while I've taken my break.  It's good to be back, and I hope you enjoy what I have for you today!!

As always.....Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot to me that you check out my blog to see what I've done.  :)  I know a lot of you come everyday but don't leave comments, I'd love it if you did, but I love it just as much that you came by!!  (~~Hi Stephanie & Mom!!!~~)  :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello Friends!!

Did you miss me?  ;)  I know my break has been a little longer than a week, but it has been much needed.

I'm happy to get back into the swing of things, and what better way than with a new challenge.  
Aud Sentiments 4th challenge starts today with the sentiment, "Hello Friend".  Remember that the only rule we have is you have to use the exact phrase (you can add to it if you'd like) on your card or project,  but the words, "Hello Friend" have to be there.

I was so excited when I found out that our sponsor for this challenge is Soft Pencil. I love cute images and Elizabeth's images are really adorable.  And one lucky winner will receive a $10 Voucher to spend in their store.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2 Cute - Thank You Cat

Good morning everyone!!  I'm a little late this morning getting this posted after a wonderful 3 day Memorial Day weekend.  Hope your weekend was great too!  My weekend started on Friday evening when I went to a crop and dinner with my friend Jennifer where we had a blast!  The next morning my sister and I went to the Orlando Scrapbook Expo where I was able to finally spend the money that had been burning a hole in my pocket for the last few months.  LOL :)  So many new goodies to play with and to organize.  I was also able to meet in person my blogging buddy Kerri.  ~Hi Kerri!! ~  She is super talented and I was able to scope out some of her new goodies too.  I finished up the weekend helping my adorable husband assemble a MEGA playgound for the kids.   I'm exhausted, but a good exhausted.  :) Okay, enough about my weekend.

I let my 2 year old daughter Brooke choose which 2 Cute Rubber Stamp image for me to use this week and she chose Thank You Cat.  I've been wanted to use this image before it was even a stamp.  How is that?  Well, Heidi the Owner/Designer of 2 Cute Rubber Stamps shows her sketches on her Blog and asks her fans for feedback on them. It helps her to know what you'd be interested in seeing turned into a digital, cling or wood mounted stamp. When I saw her sketch of Thank You Cat, I let her know that I'd love to see it as a stamp...okay I begged. LOL But the point is, she listened and now here it is. :)

Make sure you pay a visit to Heidi's Blog where you can make comments and suggestions on her sketches. Your favorite just might be turned into a stamp during the next 2 Cute release. She also keeps you updated on everything that is going on with 2 Cute and showcases fan projects as well.

I'm going to be taking a bit of a blogging/crafting break.  I've been doing so much playing that now all my work and other projects are all piling up on me.  So I'll be using this time to catch up on housework :( and organize all those new goodies I got this weekend. :)  I'll see you in about a week!!


Delightful Sketches = Texture
The Pixie Cottage = Sketch
Pixie Dust Studio = #24 Going Round and Round
Flutterby Wednesdays = #111 Anything Goes but with a butterfly

DP: My Mind's Eye - Home Stack
Doily: Wiltons
Punch: Martha Stewart
Diecut: Nestibilities

Copics Used:
Cat - W5, W3, W1
Ears - R32, R20, R00
Flowers: R35, R22, R00, BG01, BG10, BG000, Y19, Y13, Y11, YG05, YG01

Thanks for stopping by!!