Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TAWS Picture Challenge

Hello!  As you may well know, or even if you didn't, I LOVE Alley Way Stamps... they are just the cutest and so darn versatile!  So when I saw the latest TAWS Challenge of course I had to join in on the fun, so here is the inspired picture:

And here is what I created:

Supplies Used:
PTI Mat Stack 5 dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
The Alley Way Stamps: Jibber Jabber
Jolee's Iron On Bling

*also entering this into the Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by, and make sure you stop by their blog for more inspiration!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 30, 2012

CAS-ual Friday's Color Challenge

It's just another manic Monday, oooo oooo, I wish it were Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day....  Ok, I'll spare you the rest of the song, but you know you're going to be singing it the rest of the day! hehehehe!  I am super excited to share my CAS-ual Friday's Challenge card today, because I LOVE it! The challenge was to use the colors: lime, aqua, and navy...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts and Market Street Stamps
Ink: Staz-On
Jenni Bowlin Re-inker
Chair covers: various papers from my scrap stash
Accent: metal hinge

* I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes!
I had so much fun making that little splatter across the card... I put those re-inkers to use again by dripping some onto a scrap then I dipped my paintbrush in and flicked with my fingers!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!
Happy Crafting!

* Also you have until the end of today to take part in V's Sweet Ideas Challenge just link up anything with a summer theme from July for your chance to win a store voucher, also stop by and see what is inside her store while you are there!!!  ( They carry Lawn Fawn, May Arts, and Maya Roads just to name a few.)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

PBD Challenge #11 One more!

Slipping in one more!!!

Fiskars Stamps
Technique Tuesdays Sentiment
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink
Blue I-Rock Gems

I apologize for the quality of this photo, but it just about dark here so I tried!  Thanks again!
Happy Crafting!

His and Her Cards... Baby Style

Hello!  Today's post has two cards in one post woo hoo!  When I saw the photos for the Runway Inspired challenge I was hooked and knew I had to do something, with that said here was my take on the two photos:

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes challenge
Fun right?  I didn't want to go totally baby and thought these photos looked a little more sophisticated so I hope I portrayed this without taking away the baby factor away!  Thanks for taking the time to visit today and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 27, 2012

SSDS color challenge

Happy Friday!!! Woo hoo!!!!! Today's post is a sympathy card based on Skipping Stones Design Stamps color challenge:

And here is my take:

Materials Used:
Stamps: SSDS
Ink: Distress Inks and Memento
Die: Papertrey Ink
Embossing Folder: Lettering Delights
Flowers: MME rub-ons Miss Caroline
Pearls: Recollections
Pearl Brad: Paper Studio
Ribbon - from stash

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you leave!!!  Have a fabulously crafty weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shaped Card... A First

Hello everyone!  I think I have found a new addiction... shaped cards... ahhhh!!!! I LOVE them!  After hopping through the latest papercrafts blog hop with shaped cards I was truely inspired to try one myself... and you know what? They really aren't that hard, and the result is sooooo fun!  Here is the card I made as part of the Papercrafts Shaped Card Challenge:

Materials Used:
Nifty Fifty's Cricut Cartridge
Stamp: The Paper Studio
Inks: VersaMark
Brad: Doodlebug
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything goes

Isn't it just so fun?!  What are you waiting for go find a shape and make it into a card... and be on the lookout for more of these shaped cards to come!  Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate your visits and comments!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fiskateers Challenge!

Hello!  I am so excited to share today's post with you, because it is being entered into the Fiskateers Show Us the Possibilities Contest!  I recently was sent several die-cut and letterpressed images ( known as fuse samples) in the mail to work with for the contest and here is what I made...

I turned my fuse samples into a flower with a small journal spot in the center!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts, and Stampin Up!
Fiskars Edge Punch
Fiskars Lever Punch
Stamps: Fiskars and Hampton Art
Inks: PTI and Hero Arts
Clouds: Studio Calico
Title: Songbird Cricut Cartridge
Gems: KaiserCraft
Distress Inks
Spray Inks: Sprinklers from October Afternoon and SmoochSpritz from ClearSnap
Chipboard flowers: MME
White brad

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes challenge

Starting September 6th voting will be opened on FB so look for a repost then and I would really appreciate your support!  Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous rest of the day!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I'm back with vacation pictures, a challenge entry and a winner!

Hello!  I'm so happy to be back, although my vacation with the hubby was quite wonderful... here are some pics of us on our trip:
Nemacolin Woodlin Resorts (view from our room of the front of the building)
 These beautiful Waterford Crystal chandeliers were in every part of the hotel and one in our room too!

 us posing with some of the fun statues found all throughout the resort

It was a wonderful vacation and we had so much fun meeting and hanging out with other couples from his work!  And thank you to all of those who wished us a safe and fun trip is was all of the above!

Now onto  a challenge card I made the other night for Scrapfit's color challenge:

( I tried showing the slight shimmer on the butterfly, but it's still hard to see )

Supplies Used:
Paper: Authentique
Stamps: We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts
Inks: Colorbox, Memento and PTI

And finally my winner of my vacation/thank you giveaway is:

Mr. Random Org chose #10
Blogger Karenladd said...
I shared your giveaway on FB here!
July 19, 2012 6:49 PM

Congratulations Karenladd you are my winner!  Please use my contact information and send me your snail mail so I can get your prize out to you!

Whew!  This has been one long post and I thank you for those who have taken to time to read and look!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quick Announcement

Hello all!  Sorry I'm posting so late on here, just when I had finally sat down to do a little blogging and catch up after my vacation my computer crashed! Thank goodness my husband was able to work diligently on it for me and get it back up, I was so worried we were going to have to send it in to get fixed.  With that said I know I promised to announce my winner tonight, but with the current circumstances it will have to wait until tom., thanks so much for your patience and I will definetely be back tomorrow so be on the look out!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Don't forget about my giveaway, ends tom.!


Sign up, winner announced tom., click on the link above on how you can win!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

*Giveaway Day!!!!*

Hello all of my crafty friends!!!  I'm on vacation ( hubbys work trip ) at the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in PA and I wanted to have a fun little giveaway while it is quiet here on my blog...  This giveaway is also my way of celebrating passing 200 follwers!!!  So Thank you to all of my wonderful followers and for continuing to support me and taking time to leave me a comment every now and then, they really do mean the world to me!

How to enter:
1. This giveaway is a thank you for my followers so you need to be a follower to be eligable to win.
2.  Leave me a comment with one thing you are going to do/ have done that is/was fun!
3.  Extra entry by sharing this giveaway... just leave a comment with how you shared and a link!

*sorry international followers due to shipping I have to limit this to US and Canadian follower only.  Winner will have one week to respond before a new winner is chosen.  Winner is chosen using random.org

Easy peasy, and I will pick a winner come Monday July 23rd, so make sure to stop back by to see if you are the lucky winner!  Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all later!
Happy Crafting!

* There are also two challenges going on at V's Sweet Ideas for chances to win a $10 voucher to her store which carries May Arts, Maya Rd., and Lawn Fawn!  You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One Layer for Less is More

I just love the Less Is More Challenges... because well they are just so challenging! hehehe!  This challenge was no different: Use 3 of something and it all has to be one layer...
So recently I bought some refill inks that I don't have the stamp pads for (I know right now you are scratching your heads, but they were on a great deal and I loved the colors), so I have been racking my brain on how to use them... I finally came up with my answer:

Supplies Used:
Refill Inks by Stampin Up! and Ranger
Stamps: Technique Tuesdays
Ink: Memories Black

* I'm also entering this into the Frosted Designs Stamp Challenge. And the Stamp N Plus Challenge #2 anything goes!
I LOVE IT!!!  All I did was hold my refill bottles sideways and make a slight line with my wrist where I wanted the ink to go... be careful to not lay it too far on its side or too much comes out, and DO NOT SQUEEZE, yikes!  I'd love to see what you make if you try this technique or not so make sure to let me know if you do!  Have a fabulous day, and tomorrow you might want to make sure you stop by for a little wink wink nudge nudge.... hey keep your mind out of the gutter I'm talking crafty goodies hehehe!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thanks - Made with Challenge Love

Hello!!! Welcome to another fabulous post here on my blog!  Today's card was designed with inspiration from ScrapFIT: Step Class #6 The Negative Zone and CAS-ual Fridays: Use strips of pattern/color...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME - Indie Chic
Cricut Cuttin Up Cartridge
Stamps: American Crafts
Ink: Memento
Gems: KaiserCraft

I am also entering this into the Frosted Designs Stamping Challenge... Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas in July?! - Alley Way Stamp Style

Today's post is a little Christmas in July... I've seen several challenges for this lately and I just had to make at least one!  So here is my card with some inspirational help from The Alley Way Stamps Challenge:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Bundle of Joy, and G Studio
Ink: Memories - Black
Markers: Sharpies
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbons
Glossy Accents

Come on you know this little guy at least made you smile! hehehe!  Have a fabulous Day!
* I am also entering this into the following challenges:
 - Frosted Designs Stamp Challenge
- Quick Quotes - Die Cuts or Punch Shape

Thank you for stopping by and for all of the sweet comments!
Happy Crafting!

A Celebrating Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas

Hello and welcome to the Celebration Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog!  Since it is the lovely Vanessa's Birthday we are celebrating on her blog with all of you, yay!!!!!  So make sure you join us for the fun...

Supplies Used:
Paper from my scrap stash
Stamps: MFT's, Shabby Chic- Build a Cake, Fiskars - Sentiment, Darcie's - party hat (upside down pennant)
Ink: Memories - black, VersaMagic - Turquoise
Watercolor Pencils
Twine from The Twinery
Perfect Pearls
Glossy Accents
Gems - K & Company

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!  Also make sure you stop back on Thursday... since I will be on a little mini vacation I'm doing a mini giveaway so stay tuned for your chance to win!!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Skipping Stones Design Picture challenge

Hello, and Happy Sunday!!! I'm just popping in to share a card that I have made based on the Skipping Stones Design Picture Challenge... I just love the colors of yellow and grey and I knew I just had to join on this one...
 The challenge picture:
 My Take:

Supplies Used:
SSDS Stamp (flower stamp)
CTMH stamp (heart with love)
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Double Loops
Inks: Memento
Spray Ink: Tsukinieko
Pin: Bella Blvd.
Twine: The Twinery

I am also entering this into the stamp challenge over at Frosted Designs!  Thanks so much for taking time to leave me a comment I LOVE reading them!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Unity love and a sketch for inspiration!

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome and thank you for stopping by today!  I have a card that I made with Unity stamps and their challenge and based it on a sketch from Delightful Inspiration...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Itty Bitty Heartfelt Tree of Thanks and Itty Bitty/Webster Pages Fun Burst
Ink: Memento and Mix'd Media Inks
Watercolor Pencils
Liquid Pearls
Ribbon May Arts and the pink is from my stash
Sticky Doos

Thank you so very much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me comments I appreciate each one of them!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CAS- ually thinking of you!

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by again today!  I had a lot of fun making the card that I am about to share so I hope you enjoy it too!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Itty Bitty and Webster pages - girl land diamonds, and Darcie's
Ink: Memento, Memories, and VersaMagic
Glossy Accents
Gem by Recollections
Ribbon from May Arts
Sticky Doos

*how I made my tag: I used the Itty Bitty tag stamp, fussy cut it, then I stamped the mini Eiffel tower tag in turquoise first and fussy cut that out.  On a separate sheet I stamped the same tag in london fog and fussy cut just the Eiffel tower out and glued it onto the turquoise one.  I added a gem and glossy accents to it and adhered it all together finishing with some ribbon! Viola!

Challenges I am entering this into:
CAS-ual Friday's - Text Me
Simon Says Stamp - Make a Tag
Lawnscaping - Dimension

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me comments they really mean the world to me!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beautiful with 3 colors

Hello!  And thank you for stopping by today!  I was in love with a few challenges and was excited when I came up with a way to combine them... so here's the end result...

(side shot of the dimension and the silver embossing)

Patterned Paper: ProvoCraft
Clear Stamp: Kaisercraft Script
Tim Holtz Embossing Pad
Silver Embossing Powder
Sticky Doos
Flower ( from a bouquet of old flowers)
Silver Silk Ribbon
Jeweled "leaves" ( found in the wedding section can't remember what they are called sorry!)
Perfect Pearls in Gold

I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge 

CAS-ual Fridays - Text Me
LawnFawn - Dimension

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you stop by and see what others have made for these challenges!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Enjoy this Life... With Market Street Stamps

Happy Saturday!!! I hope you are all having a nice one!  It is blistering hot here in Ohio and thank goodness for my parents pool today, can not wait to jump in it!  With that said here is the card I made for July's Block Party at Market Street Stamps!!! ( I just love their stamps!  And they are giving a free super cute digi that I used on this card for you to join in the fun too! )

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Market Street Stamps and this months free digi
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine
Pens/Markers: Gel Pens and Sharpies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Crushed Olive
Twine from The Twinery
Hole Punch
Colored Gems by K&Company

* I'm also entering this into the Stamp N Plus Challenge #2: Anything goes

For this card I used lots of fussy cutting, and I LOVE it!  Make sure you stop by the block party for your free digi and to play along this month!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Moxie Fabbin' it again... well at least trying to... :)

Hello!  Today's post is based on the Happy Birthday Challenge over at Moxie Fab and the PTI Make it Monday Stamp on Patterned Paper Challenge!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME - Indie Chic
Clear Stamps: Hero Arts and Skipping Stones Designs Stamps
Ink: PTI Simply Chartreuse and VersaMagic Chalk Ink
White sheer Ribbon

I have not really stamped on patterned paper before unless it is for paper piecing, but I love the turnout and I'm happy I stepped out of my comfort zone because it was fun and I like the look!
Thanks for stopping by and for taking time to leave me comments I really appreciate it!
Happy Crafting!

Don't forget about our challenge at V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog, you have a chance to win a $10 voucher good for anything in her store like May Arts, Maya Roads, and Lawn Fawn Stamps!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Lowered Prices on Stamps for Sale!

Hello, just sharing that I have lowered my prices on the stamps I have for sale and it includes shipping... all of these stamps are brand new so hurry and contact me now so you don't miss your chance to own them!!!
Happy Crafting!

Frosted Designs Challenge

Hello!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!  I'm stopping in with my take on the latest Frosted Designs LO sketch along Tuesday Challenge...

Supplies Used:
Paper: Jillibean Soup, MME and Echo Park
Flowers from stash
Brads: Doodlebug
Saying: Jillibean Soup

This is a very CAS LO, but I love all of the colors and this was a fun sketch to play with!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th CAS style and Sale you don't want to miss!

Happy 4th of July!!! I'm stopping by to share a holiday card made just for today...

Ribbons and Rosettes Cartridge
Twine from the twinery
star confetti ( punched out from the July Wreath )

I am entering this into the following Challenges:
My Craft Spot - 4th of July and Canada Day
 Die Cuttin Divas: #72 - Red White and Blue
A Homespun Affair: Red White and Blue
SKipping Stones Design - picture inspiration

** Now for the sale news: V's Sweet Ideas is having a fabulous sale with 25% off your TOTAL purchase!!!  They have May Arts, Maya Roads, and the new Lawn Fawn stamps, plus much more!!! Use coupon code: JULY420    And while you are there make sure you stop by the new challenge blog for your chance to win a $10 voucher to her store!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting! ( maybe after the fireworks hehehehe!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Welcome Baby...

** brand new stamps for sale up above!

Hello!  I'm stopping by with a fun little babyshower card I made with inspiration from a few challenges... Paper Crafter's Library has a Newsletter Challenge going on, and Lawnscaping has a Dimension challenge going on, woo hoo!!!

Materials used:
The Alley Way Stamps
Cricut Pooh and Friends Font
Memories Dye Ink
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park
Ribbon ( had forever in my stash )
Glossy Accents

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the new challenge blog at V's Sweet Ideas!!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stretching My Stamps...

* Stamps for sale, click on tab up above all are brand new!!!

Hi!  I am so excited to be sharing today's post with you, because I truly had so much fun challenging myself on different ways to stretch the use of my stamps...  Right now there are several challenges going on that have more ways and inspirational ideas on how to stretch your stamps... at Yes, Virginia and A Blog Named Hero... so after you're done visiting stop by their pages as well for more ideas!

Materials Used for both cards:
white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts and Technique Tuesdays

Top card:
watercolored pencils
White Silk Ribbon May Arts

Bottom Card:
Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Embossing Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Crochet Ribbon May Arts

 * I am also entering the top card into the Great Impressions July Challenge - stay in the lines coloring
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave, I read them all and they always make my day!
* Make sure you join us at V's Sweet Ideas for the first challenge ever!  Chance to win a $10 voucher!
Happy crafting!

Stamps for Sale!!!

Stop by my new tab up top to see stamps for sale including Penny Black, Hero Arts, and more All brand new!!!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

NEW Challenge Blog!!! Come Join us for this months challenge

Hello! And welcome to the first Challenge at V's Sweet Idea's Challenge Blog!!! Yay!!!  I'm so excited to be a part of the amazing DT over there and hope you will join us in the very first challenge: Summer Fun!  How easy is that?  Now start creating and stop by V's Sweet Idea's for more DT inspiration and to join us for your chance to win our very first challenge!!! Also stop by her shop for some wonderful May Arts and Maya Road embellishments, or some Lawn Fawn stamps... she has tons of great stuff to meet your crafting needs!!!!

Materials Used:
Satin Ribbon - Red, White and Blue (May Arts)
Ribbons and Rosettes Cartridge
Cardstock: Red, White, and Blue
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Glue Gun
Styrofoam wreath

* I am also entering this wreath into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Patriotic or sporty!

Then for some more summer fun inspiration I created this card...

Materials Used:
journal tag - A camping we will go by Chic Tags ( I cut mine and stamped my image on it!)
Twine - the Twinery
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes, Little Yellow Bicycle, and from scrap stash
MFT Stamp 
Ink: Memories Black
Watercolored Pencils
Glossy Accents

Thank you so very much for stopping by and I hope to see your creations linked up with us on our first challenge!!!  Have a great day!
Happy Crafting!