Thursday, August 30, 2012

You're Invited!

You're invited to the first challenge and blog hop for the new online digi store, SKdigis
starting September 3rd!
The DT has been busy the last few weeks designing and getting ready to show you some amazing projects using Sonia's great images and you're invited to join us!
Stop over now to see the over 80 digital images she has in her store so you can start creating.
She even has a couple freebies you can download now!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A little fairy magic.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.
I am spending the afternoon at my friends house today. The guys are gathering for the fall ritual, fantasy football draft. It's quite a bunch of folks.
Everyone brings a dish to share. The theme for food this year seems to be towards Mexican with tacos and enchiladas. I am bringing a cheesy rice dish and some pecan bars. 

Before I get started with all that, I wanted to do another card this morning for a few challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut has a challenge to recognize National Tooth Fairy Day- yeah! And, Peachy Keen has sketch challenge going right now. 

Here is my little creation for both challenges. 

Now I just need to see what little person is losing a tooth to send this to.

Here's how I did it....
A2 card base on pink card stock
Pattern papers from My Minds Eye Happier 6x6 paper stack and from my scrap box
Mats cut from Elegant Edges at 4"
Princess/Layers cut from Once Upon a Princess at 3.5"
Scallop and circle die from My Creative Time
Sentiments from My Creative Time All Around Everything Accessories & All Around Everything stamp sets
Face stamped using the Peachy Keen June stamp of the month set
Ribbon from Stampin' Up
Bling stickers from my stash
Pop dots for the circle die and the princess

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What's the Buzz?

Wow- it has been way to long since my last post. This week really went by fast. I was in NYC for work  most of the week so just finally got home and was able to spend some time crafting today.

Here is a quick little card for a challenge over at the Cricut Chirp blog.

The challenge is to make a card with a bug and a bow on it. Must use a Cricut cut as well.
This was easy- I pulled out one of my all time favorite carts, Create a Critter and got to work.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.

Here's how I did it....
Base card is A2 size on yellow card stock
Pattern papers are from a mix of Echo paper 6x6 packs
All other paper from my scrap box
Bee/layers cut at 3.5" from Create a Critter
Buttons from  my stash
Twine from Twinery
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Buggie Punnies stamp set
Face on bee from Peachy keen Wide Eyed Kids faces stamp set

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #76- Thank you

Today is the start of an new challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion. This week the challenge is to make a thank you card, but it must be an easel thank you card!

I made mine to measure 3.5" x3.5" when folded it up.
I used lots of different products in my closet for this one. Some I have had a while and have not had a chance to play with yet--oh no!

I came across a stamp blog called WPlus9 a few months back and just fell in love their stamps and dies. You wouldn't know it because this is one of only two projects I have done thus far, but I have big plans, LOL!
This jam jar die and berrie stamp are so cute.

I hope you will give the easel thank you card a try - it is quite easy and is a nice change from the normal style card. I look forward to seeing what you might create and link up over at Celebrate the Occasion this week.

Here's how I did it...
Easel card finished is 3.5" square
Base paper cut at 3.5" x 7" scored and folded at the 3.5" and at 5.25"
Front panel is a 3.5" square attached to short fold
Pattern papers are from Echo Paper and Cosmo Cricket, all others from my scrap box
Green mat is cut from My Creative Times XL Label die
Jam jar is a die cut from WPlus9
Jam jar sentiment and berries from WPlus9 Fresh Preserves stamp set
Sentiment on inside card is from WPlus9 Fresh Picked stamp set.
Ribbon from Stampin' Up
Twine from Twinery
Lace ribbon tape from decollections

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Color Me Happy Challenge Card

Cardz TV has a new challenge this week, Color Me Happy and holy moly it's a good one. I mean down right tough.

The challenge is to use the colors marigold yellow, royal blue, purple and grey. You are also allowed to use minimal splashes of white and black, thank goodness.

I started by pulling the colored papers from my scrap box. I then just stared at them almost saying forget it. But then it became a game to really come up with something.
In the end it turned out pretty cute.
I am headed to NYC tomorrow for work this week and this little shopper reminds me of the city. Not that I will have time to shop, but I am going to be very close to 5th avenue so can't help but window shop here and there.
The shopping diva is from LD Holiday Shoppers svg set. Gotta love those "blue suede" boots!

Here's how I did it....
A2 base card on white card stock
Diva shopper cut at 4.25" from LD holiday shopper svg file
All papers from my scrap stash
EK border punch
Stampin Up purple ribbon
Sticker gems from my stash
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Pinka-licious stamp set
Stickles for some sparkle on her coat trim

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Christmas in August Challenge over at CTO!

Well, you can never get too early of a start on those Holiday cards.
This week over at Celebrate the Occasion the challenge is Christmas in August!

Some designers are also showcasing projects this month using digital images from CTO's August sponsor,  Digi Doodle Shop.

My project today is a cute snowman from Digi Doodles.
I colored some of the image using my Cameo and then used the print and cut feature to cut it out along with colored scallop mats. I then finished coloring some tiny areas with my markers. I popped up the white layer with pop dots and added some twine from Twinery.

Hope this inspires you to keep working on those holiday cards and link up your designs over at CTO this week. I can't wait to see what you do!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Makin' Waves!

Well, I thought I would jump in on a few challenges this week.
Die Cuttin Diva's has a sketch challenge with a kids theme and Fantabulous Cricut has a fun water theme challenge.

So I combined the two into this cutie.
The little swimmer is a cut file from the talented Lisa over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. She has started her own online store with graphics and svg files. This little swimmer is from her store here.

Here's how I did it....
Base card is A2 size
Pattern paper from My Minds Eye
All other paper from my scrap box
Mat/layers cut at 3.75' from Elegant edges
Little Swimmer SVG file from
Sentiment from CTMH Making Waves stamp set
Cuttlbug embossing folder seeing spot
Buttons from my stash

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I have a new job, DT Coordinator!

You may have noticed the funny little button on the right side of my blog. Well, I am super excited to be a part of the first SKdigis design team. Not only that, my lovely friend Sonia has asked me to be the DT coordinator. I am so excited to take on this role and partner with Sonia to kick off her new online digi store. Not to mention, I get to design with some amazing gals. Check out the entire DT here.

Tuesday Alchemy has a Bingo challenge going on and I thought I would give it a try.
From the bingo card I used ribbon or bows, my choice, and buttons. 

Here is my creation using one of the digis you can find over on the SKdigis website now. Isn't it sweet?
I am still working on my copic coloring, but I like how this turned out. But how could I go wrong with such an adorable image. You can see all of Sonia's digis here. You'll want to check back often because she is adding new designs all the time.  She even has some freebies to download now!

Sonia and the DT will be kicking off the SKdigis challenge blog with the first challenge on September 3rd. Hop over there now to start following so you don't miss out on any of the fun we have planned for you.

Here's how I did it....
A2 base card with BazziSll brown card stock
Pattern papers from .....paper pad
Bird house digi from SKdigis
Sentiment from BugBites All Year Round stamp set
Burlap and twine from Liz's Paper Loft
Buttons from mys stash

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Nope not my birthday but rather just a challenge card for a birthday girl. However, if it is your birthday today--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Have you guys heard of the Paper Craft Island Blog? If you are a survivor fan, then you will love this. Hop over to check it out.

So, every so often when the island members are working on their immunity projects, the general blogger community is invited to participate in reward challenges. This week is Reward Challenge #2.. the challenge is to make a birthday card for a 10 year old girl. So easy that I had to play along- not to mention I am dying to know who gets the immunity idol!
My card is simple but says it all and what young lady doesn't like pastel colors. Hope she likes it!!

Here's how I did it...
A2 base from white card stock
Background pattern paper from My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy paper pack
All other paper from my scrap box
Candles cut at 2.25" from Birthday Bash cart
Border stamp from My Creative Time Small Talk stamp set
Sentiment from My Craft Spot Tiny Tags stamp set
Ribbon from my stash- bow made using my new 3 Girl Jam bow maker-Awesome!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's the Queen of Hearts

So if you haven't heard, there is a new challenge blog soon to start some fun challenges. Yup, it's SK digis by Sonia. She is super talented with designing some super fun images just waiting for you to play and create with.

Challenges will begin September 3. In the meantime, hop over to her website to see all the great designs now and start playing.

One of my favorites is her little Queen Bee. I posted a card with one Queen Bee a few days back, but here is another cutie I call the Queen of Hearts. She's got love in her eyes!
Yes, I know we're not even near February, but the idea for this card just popped into my head so I had to do it it right away. I guess I have one card done for that holiday.

I colored and cut all the layers for the bee using the Cameo and Silhouette software. Sonia has a great tutorial here to see how to do this.  I can't wait to see what "Queen Bee" will look like for fall!

I am so excited to be a part of Sonia's Design Team. Can't wait to get started with the first Challenge, September 3rd. Spread the word!

Here's how I did it..
A2 card base with white card stock
All papers are from my scrap box-I even had to piece the background and cover the seam with ribbon
Hearts were left over die cuts from last valentine's day- can't remember the carts they are from :(
Love U sentiment from My Pink Stamper and heat embossed
Valentine sentiment printed from my computer
Glitter pen on the eyes and crown
Teeny tiny black buttons from  my stash

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Check out this deal for all Cameo users

Just passing along this deal I came across over at Under a Cherry Tree- scroll down to read about how you can get a free voucher!

Pay only $18 to get $30 worth of downloadable designs from You can use the coupon code "visapromo" to take 10% off your order when using your VISA card, bringing down the price to $16.20 for $30 worth of designs!

Click here to buy your voucher!

You can get your voucher for free if you get three people to buy from your link. Once they have purchased using your link, Plum District will send you a refund.

After you have made your purchase, please post which link you have used and don't forget to post your own link which you will get from your purchase confirmation.

Once you get your three purchases and received your credit, please come back to update the others so that they too may get a chance at a refund. 

Good Luck!!