Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother's Day Cutie

It's time for a new One Stitch at a Time Challenge.

Theme: Anything Goes with Daughters/Girls

Sponsor: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

I hope you'll participate so you'll have a chance to win this great PRIZE:

I had the pleasure of using one of the "My Heart's Pieces" images to make my card - Noyontara.

I added a Happy Mother's Day Sentiment to my card, because it made me think of a precious little daughter and her love for her mother.

Here's the inside of my card:

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's - One for the Girls
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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Image: Noyontara
Sentiment: A Muse Studio Essential Sentiments
Ink: Copic Markers and Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP Rose Red
Designer Papers: from my scrap file
Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What Day Is It?

What a fun time we're going to have at Sweet Stampin' Challenges this week!

April 18 - 24

Theme: Anything But a Card

Now, I'm normally a cardmaker, and nothing else, but this challenge moved me out  of my comfort zone and I made something that isn't a card.

I started with one of those basic little 2-year pocket calendars that you can purchase at the Dollar Tree, Michael's, discount stores, etc. Cheap and useful. I like that!

But........ the covers are usually quite boring! *yawn!

So I spruced mine up:

What do you think? Fun? Useful? Pretty?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I can't wait to see what you make for the 
Sweet Stampin' ABAC Challenge this week!

Image: Our Daily Bread Time stamped with  Colorbox Olive Green Chalk Ink
Quote: Our Daily Bread Each Minute stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Cardstock: Recollections Black
Designer Paper: American Crafts Yes Please Paper Pad and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sketchy Design

I made this card quite some time ago, but never seemed to get it posted here on my blog. Sue (of the Baker's Dozen Group on SCS) sent the images and challenged us to make a card using Sketch #SC488. I don't normally use sketches. I like them. A lot. But I just never seem to pull one up and try using it. So... I loved Sue's challenge!

Here's the inside:

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Supplies used:
Images from SU Faith of Nature stamp set stamped on SU Very Vanilla
Recollections and SU Cardstock
All other materials are unknown vendors (from my leftover scraps)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blowing Bubbles

Quite some time ago I latched onto a Sassy Cheryl's freebie digi image. And you know how that goes. It was adorable. I had good intentions to use it ASAP. Yes. I. Had. Good. Intentions. However... I never seemed to get around to it until now.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's Bubble Blower

I used the papers that I received in Imke's Mystery Image group. Pat sent them out to all the members of the group. They are bright and cheerful! I love them!!! Thank you, Pat!

Here's the inside of my card:

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Image: Sassy Cheryl's Bubble Blower
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Given to me by Pat
Embellishments: Amuse Studio Bakers Twine and Foof-a-La Button

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today Isn't Just About Taxes...

It's also the day for Dueling!

The Dueling Darlings post their duel creations on the 15th of every month, so today is the day.

This month Tami and Melina are the hostesses. They chose a really fun theme for us...

I Picked a Flower for You

And Melina sent a FANTASTIC kit to the Dazzlers. (I'm sure Tami sent an equally AMAZING kit to the Divas, but I didn't have the privilege of seeing it, since I'm a Dazzler.) THANK YOU, Melina and Tami!

Melina's kit included the following items:

Image - Whimsy Stamps "Fistful of Flowers"
Sentiment - CTMH "Sweet & Lovely"
Cardstock - Stampin' UP! Very Vanilla
Designer Papers - DCWV
Die Cut - Wonky Cloud - MFT, Spellbinders - Dalia
Baker's Twine - CTMH
Buttons - MFT
Ribbon - Wal-Mart
Metal Emellishment & Flower Bling - from her stash

Melina also told us that we HAD to use the green ribbon on our cards. (Not a problem, Melina! I love using ribbon!)

Now, before you see my card, you need to know, I didn't use many things from the kit......... because I thought the image was soooo cute! And I wanted  her to be the focal point of my card.

Isn't she adorable!?!?!?!

Here's the inside of my card:

Please be sure to go to the other Dueling Darling blogs to see what they made - you can find the links in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 
(Wasn't that more fun than standing in line at the Post Office to pay your taxes???)

Other than the items in Melina's kit, the only item I used on my card was a piece of Stampin' UP! Wild Wasabi Cardstock for the base of my card.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rubber Duckie

It's time for a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge today.

April 14 - 27

This is the photo to {PIN}Spire us:

Our sponsor is:

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Here's my card:

featuring a Deedee's Image

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Deedee's Digis
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Rose Red
Designer Paper: Heidi Grace Sunshowers Paper Pad
Embellishments: More Buttons Co. Buttons and Michael's Ribbon

Monday, April 13, 2015

I Is for Ice Cream

It's time for a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge.

April 13 - 26

Theme: Use 2 or more Designer Papers

I used the MelonHeadz Illustrating Alphabet I Mini Combo Bundle to make my card...

As you can see, I used 5 different designer papers on this card. Fun stuff!

Here's the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I hope you'll participate in the 2+ Designer Paper Challenge at MelonHeadz Friends!

Image: MelonHeadz Illustrating Alphabet I Mini Combo
Sentiment: Stampabilities Isn't Life Sweet
Ink: Dew Drop Rocket Red and Copic Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper: 3 colors of A Muse Studio Polka Dot and Recollections Home Basic Paper Pad
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Grosgrain Ribbon and Sequins from an unknown vendor