Friday, July 31, 2009

3 in 1

WOW! Did I wipe out some challenges today! When you have an 11 month on the move, you have to do what you can! :)
The first challenge was Friday Sketchers...thus, the sketch on my card! ;) Doesn't take much explanation there...LOL!
The second challenge was Cute Card Thursday...FRUITY...check out the background paper, which is K & Company, btw. Also, if you look really closely at her dress, you'll notice some teeny-tiny cherries!
The third challenge was Just Magnolia...DISTRESSING...I used this technique on the pink cardstock and the layer just behind the image. (Does anyone else have trouble matching their pink cardstocks to their DP???...or is it just me?)
It's Friday and I' m soooo excited! I'm a SAHM, so it doesn't ring the same bell as those who work, but it means my hubby will be with me! YAY! Just let me put in a little plug for him...he's sooooo special and I love him soooo much!!! :)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Imagine That! Paper Creations is giving away a goody bag...

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Simon Says Challenge

Had so much fun with SSC last week, thought I'd play along again! This card took me some time!!!! Did a lot of unnecessary cutting...don't you hate that! You think you have an idea, so you put it into action, but it does not work!

Their theme this week was distressing...used quite a bit around my card. There is lots of 3D to it as well. If you look closely the frog & flower are also 3D'd (is that a word? LOL!) Of course, had to get in some stitching. The paper is from K&Company. Coloring is done by Copics. Now, to see if ya'll are paying attention...(I realize I should have started another paragraph, but I'm just curious to see if anyone is reading...) :) I cased a card over at SCS. If you can find the card, first one to leave a comment telling where it is will be awarded some blog candy. Now, here are a couple of hints: 1) The member's name starts with a S. 2) Her name reminds of a cereal's theme..."Snap, Crackle, Pop" 3) There are 3 parts to the name. Good luck! Thanks for looking!

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Inky Sewn Together Design Team Call

Another DT call is going on right now. The images are digi's from Sewn Together.

Here are five of some of my favorites:

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inky Impressions 2nd Design Team Call

Inky Impressions is holding their 2nd DT call. They have some super adorable stamps.

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Digital Tuesday Challenge...Clean & Simple

If you're like me, you love all those fancy embellishments! Well, here's a challenge...keep it clean & simple! I used a digi set from My Grafico.
You'll wanna make sure and play along because Dustin Pike is giving another 3 images away!!!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Great sketch once again at Sketch Saturday! Chose to use Ellie's new digi for this one! Another cutie!! Added some Stickles to make it sparkly! Any other questions, just leave a comment and I'll try to answer them!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Magnolia's Monthly Challenge

Magnolia's Monthly Challenge was to decorate a paper bag. I made mine into a card/giftcard holder.I actually did the front according to a sketch for another challenge, but I didn't get the whole bag decorated in time to submit it. Imagine that! :)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Simon Says Challenge

Man! I'm on a roll today! LOL! Here's another challenge I haven't played in yet. Simon Says has a great sketch and this is my take on it!This is another little cutie that I stamped at the Amish store.

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Whiff of Joy Challenge

Never played on this challenge before...partly because it helps to have Whiff of Joy images! LOL! I finally was able to get one on Ebay and then a few in a swap. YAY! Now, I can play!This card qualifies for 2 challenges: Whiff of Joy-sketch & A Spoon Full of Sugar-Swirls. I made the swirls to look like vines and then added the flowers. The paper comes from K & Company. Any other questions, just ask!! :)

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Friday Sketchers

What a fun sketch @ Friday Sketchers this week! I flipped it b/c the image I chose didn't work the other way. The image is a Precious Moments one...this past weekend, we went to my in-laws and they have some Amish stores that we like to hit up. One of them is a stamp store and they have this deal that you can use their stamps for $1.00/hr. So, my SIL and I got some ink and cardstock and went to town! They said they had over 500 stamps to choose from! Wow, did we have fun stamping them out to play with later! This was one of them! So cute!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Candy Winner!

Thanks for all the great comments regarding this candy! Here is the winner:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-07-21 16:41:44 UTC

Chrissy said...Awesome blog candy! I'm a recent "new" follower and enjoy seeing all your cards. Great cards!

Chrissy-if you'll email your info (link on the sidebar), I'll get your goodies sent off to you! Thanks!

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Christmas in July @ DTC!

WOW! Is it hard for everyone else to believe that it's time to start making Christmas cards?!?! Cannot even believe that the year is 1/2 over! Craziness!
This week at DTC, we want you to start thinking about decking the halls and jingling them bells! :) It's Christmas in July!!! What a way to get a great head start on your holiday cards! Just think...get them all done now and you'll have oodles of time for other things! LOL!
Don't forget to use a digi image...the winner this week will be the lucky receiver of 3 images from Dustin Pike! I have a few myself and I must say they are adorable!
I was inspired by Amy @ Pickled Paper Designs on the layout for this card! Her cards are always so elegant looking! Mine doesn't even compare, but I think it still turned out cute! The image is from Lily-Boo's Boutique.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Blog Candy

This will stay at the top until it ends...It isn't much, but it's a "thanks" for all you faithful followers! I appreciate everyone of your comments!
Ends July 20th.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge

The challenge is I realize I didn't color them the typical white & yellow, but I know there are other colors. :)This skunk looks too cute to smell! :)
Not a lot to is soon arriving, but I wanted to upload this before I forgot!
Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just Magnolia

A card following the sketch from Just Magnolia. This is one of those cards where I'm just not sure about, but can't decide how to help it! So, I just left it alone...isn't that what you're supposed to do when you don't know what to do?!?! :)It definitely turned out very colorful!

Still have blog candy available!

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Digital Tuesday Challenge...Easy as 1,2,3!

We have a recipe for you to follow over at DTC this week: 1-Digi Image, 2-Designer Papers, & 3-Embellishments. The winner of this challenge will receive 3 images from The Character Cafe!!! So come and play along...we'd love to see ya!
My rendition of the challenge:Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Chose to follow the sketch from SS today for my Digital Stamp Oasis card. This image hasn't been out all that long and I haven't played with it yet. I have a customer asking for some 'teacher-thank- you' cards, so this is perfect! She looks like she's a top-notch student ready to learn! (And, of course, that's what us teachers like! LOL!) :)Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm back!!!!!! (For all those who faithfully stop by! LOL!) My computer just all of a sudden died on me! Thankfully, the man who fixed it was able to save my pictures and digi downloads! So, I'm back up and running and trying to catch up! :)
My first card is one using a DSO image. (I feel like I've been a terrible DT member...I will be making lots of cards using Ellie's images to try and make up for my lost time! Her images are super cute, so it's not a tragedy! LOL!)
  • Paper: CS-SU, DP-My Mind's Eye-Bloom & Grow
  • Image: Digital Stamp Oasis
  • Embellishments: Button Brads-Making Memories, Floral Pins, Ribbon-ribbonFX
  • Accessories: Nestabilities-Scalloped Rectangle, Sewing Machine, Copics, Rose Ink Pad
The next card follows the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I wasn't able to add the sentiment b/c I ran out of room. You can't tell it in the picture, but I added Glimmer Mist to the punched out snowflakes. It also goes along with the Just Magnolia challenge-'So Charming.'Supplies:
  • Paper: CS-SU, DP-heidi grace designs
  • Image: Magnolia
  • Embellishments: Snowflake brads-Spare Parts, Charm-watchus, Ribbon-Wrights
  • Accessories: MS-Snowflake punch, Glitter Mist, Sewing Machine, Copics

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