Friday, February 28, 2014

Vintage Easter Greetings

I love Vintage style cards. I love the way they look, all the layers, the colors, the embellishments, everything about them. So When I saw these cute little images over at Magic Moonlight Studio 74 for free, I knew I had to use them.

Now I typically print my images on card stock, but when I bought new color cartridges for my printer, I got a package of free photo paper. So I thought, eh, I'll give it a try.

Wow! the images came out so beautifully, so crisp and clear. The colors just pop, I was sure these would look great on Easter cards.


If you like vintage images, then this is a great site to check out. I was really impressed with everything that was offered up for free and I am sure I will be visiting this site again.

I found this great sentiment on line. I wanted to use something more than just Happy Easter as this is such a special little card.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Penny Black Hedge Hog

Well first of all I want to say a big THANK YOU to all my followers. I am now up to 41. Now that may not seem like a big number, but I am pretty excited about it. I have a birthday in May and plan on doing some blog candy, but maybe I will do it a little earlier when I hit 50 followers...

Well, the real reason I am here today. I had one more Christmas card I needed to post over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 months of Christmas and tomorrow is the last day. I got this stamp right after the holidays on clearance at Michael's and have been itching to use it.

I have never used  Penny Black stamp, but have admired them many times. I thought this one was so cute...and simple. I love it. I used a very simple layout to finally use my washi tape. Every time I open my craft drawer I say "Doh...I should have used my washi tape." Well this time I did.


Here is what I used:

  • Paper Studios - Harper's Boutique
  • Washi Tape - K&C Company & Little B LLC
  • Chromatix & Copic Markers
  • Rubber stamp - Penny Black
  • Sentiment - Created with TLC
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Ends March 12 - House that Stamps - Black White and one other color

Ends March 4 - Paper Shelter - Animals
Ends March 3 - Loves Rubber Stamps - #92 Washi Tape
Ends March 3 - Ribbon Carousel - # 90 Washi Tape
Ends Feb 28 - CHNC - #165 Use a Sentiment


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bit By the Bug Beginnings - Another bug is Born

It is mid week already, yee ha! Not only that, but we get to introduce you to a new release over at Creative Bug on the Loose. This is the last image in our "Love is in the Air Collection." I would like to present "Budding Love."
These cute little Bee's make me think of Spring! Ah, we can only wish. But these cute little guys can be used for many occasions, not just Spring. I chose to make a "Bee-lated" Birthday card, as I unfortunately always need one of these on hand. Even if I miss a birthday, family and friends are still getting a card from me.

I put this card together with all items from my stash. I was sifting through my paper and saw this bright yellow designer paper, double sided and I though to myself, perfect. I added Flowers, leaves and buttons along with a sentiment from A Piece of heart.

Now how would YOU like the opportunity to win a copy of this new release?

Creative Bug on the Loose is having a draw to win a copy of Budding Love. To find out what you need to do, make sure you head over to the blog and follow the directions that have been laid out.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Head over to Creative Bug on the Loose Now!


I've caught the Bug,
Have you?


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Delightful Challenges - Guest Designer

This is my third Guest Designer spot this month. I have been a busy girl. Good thing I love crafting, lol! I was Delighted to be asked on as Guest Designer over at Delightful Challenges. It is such a fun challenge blog and was excited to be able to participate as a Designer this time.

The image I chose to work with is called Bookyworm. When I saw this cute little face, I just could not resist.

See what I am talking about? Isn't he just so adorable? I had some ABC paper left over in my stash from when I made some "Teacher" cards for  my sister, so it worked out perfectly. The chip board letters I have had forever and made a nice addition. And what do you think of that sentiment? I found it on the web and added it as a tag along with a green button and twine.

Here is a close look:

If you have not played over at Delightful challenges, why not try something new and play along this week? Even better, check out their store and see if there is something that tickles your fancy. I am sure they would love the support.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I'm a Riley's DT Rockstar

Hello everyone. I have some exciting news. I am now part of the design team for Riley and Company. I am very excited and thrilled to be a part of this team. My humble beginnings began with rubber stamping, so I am excited to be working with rubber stamps on one of my teams. If you are not familiar with their products, I have provided a lovely link for you to check out their store. Click HERE.

They have some great images to work with  for many occasions. They also have some fantastic "Funny Bones" sentiments. I am so thrilled. I can't wait to start creating.

My first challenge will be on March 4th. I would love for you to pop back and see all the DT's wonderful inspirations. Here is a link to the challenge blog if you want to check it out. Click HERE. Now to participate in these challenges, you must use a Riley & Co image. But hey,we can never have enough crafts, right? So why not check them out. You just might get hooked.


When Irish Eyes are Smiling...

I am feeling a little Irish this morning. I do have Irish blood in me, so I guess that it is aloud. I wanted to make a few St. Patrick's Day cards this year. I will be sending them to a couple of my friends. They do not know who yet and I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I won't say just yet.

This image is from QKR Stampede and I think I won it in a challenge. It is called Irish Man with a clover and it is adorable.  I snuck a peak over at their challenge and their theme is Friendship, so I can play along.

The image was a freebie from Snoopy's Homemade Fun. I just got it a few days ago and I knew I would use it right away.


Here is the sketch that I followed is from the Kraft Journal -

And here is the inside of my card.
What do you think?

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede - #76 Friends are Special
The Kraft Journal - #160 Sketch
Party Time Tuesday - #161 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
Crafty Blogger Network - Boys
Digi Darla - #103 Masculine
Squigglefly -#8  Recipe 

Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm a big girl!

Happy Monday! Wanted to share a quick post with you. I found this image on line over at Carina's Freebies. I thought she was so adorable I couldn't resist a quick card.

the sentiment is from Scrapalicious and I am sure it fits just perfect, just like her shoes.

Here is a closer look
So hopefully I have made you smile on this Monday! Hope you have a great week.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - #38 ATG
Glitter n Sparkle - #73 Bright, Funky Colors.
One Stitch At A Time -  #201 Girly.
Card Mania -  Use a Sentiment
Love to Create  Anything Goes
Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes




Promotional Post - Creative Bug Digital Launch


We have some exciting news to share.  
Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is about to launch.
Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is going to have a month long challenge starting on March 5th. As many of you know, things have been changing around here. So, in celebration of this new direction, we thought that we would kick it off with a special month long "New Beginnings Celebration Challenge".

Naomi has created eight special new releases all with a celebration theme in mind. In order to participate in the challenge, you will need to request one of these eight new images that we will be offering up when the challenge starts. You will then need to use this image on the card that you enter. More details will follow when the challenge goes live on March 5th. 

There will be great inspiration provided by the DT, opportunities to win a grand prize of $25.00 gift card (open to international entries as well) PLUS a GDT spot for an upcoming post, a second prize of the remaining 7 new releases (since you'll already have one), a third prize package filled with 2 new release images, 2 papers and 2 sentiments, a fourth prize of your choice of 5 images from the store!  There might possibly be even more goodies throughout the month so check back regularly so you don't miss out!

Help us spread the word and earn a free digi of your choice from the store!!!
  Share this information and our special challenge badge (which you see at the top of this post) AND by adding the badge to your sidebar. Once you have completed these two tasks, head back over to Creative Bug on the Loose and let us know that you have done so by leaving a comment on the special "Save the Date" post which you can find Here. Make sure you also leave us a link to your blog so we know how to find you. 

We hope that you will join us and be part of our very first challenge, so be sure to come back and learn everything you need to know on March 5th. 

Come grow with us!
                       

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring has Sprung?

It is a lazy Sunday afternoon. I have not been doing much crafting today, been hanging out with my hubby, but he is taking a nap now, so I thought I would sneak in and do a quick post.

We picked up some flowers and plants yesterday at the nursery, hopefully the frost has passed and we are smooth sailing into Spring. Put me in the mood to make some Spring cards and this is what I came up with.

I am still working with my rubber stamps and this one is from The Fraser Collection called "Spring Bear."


I found the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The paper is from DCWV called "the Cafe Mediterranean." Flowers and buttons from my stash.

The sentiment is a freebie from Paper Crafts Magazine and worked perfectly for the final touch.


Hope you like it. 


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Ends March 3 - Sketch Saturday  - #298  Sketch* 
Ends March 3 - Cheery Lynn Designs - #121  Flowers
Ends March 3 - Great Impressions -  Floral Images
Ends March 3- Quirky Crafts - Pile it High, Layer it Up, and 3D It!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #17 - Make it Whimsical

Hurray for Saturday. Time to start another challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenges. This week our theme is whimsical. Sounds fun huh?

Our sponsor this week is Stampin Boutique and they have some fabulous images to work with.
The image I worked with this week is called Hidden fairy. I have never made a round easel card before so when I saw this image, that is what came into my mind.


Here is a closer look at the sentiment. I found it on line and thought it worked pretty well.

So get whimsical! Can't wait to see what you come up with

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Black & White Shabby Chic

I am feeling a little under the weather today. My husband is just getting rid of his cold and I think he gave it to me. I like presents and all, but he could have kept this one to himself. In any case, I wanted to share a post of a black and white card I made over the weekend.

I had never heard of Shabby Chic" until I started joining challenges. To describe these types of cards I always used "Vintage Inspired." Well regardless, I love making these types of cards. I don't use my rubber stamps often enough, so I made a point to try and use them more often.


The rubber stamps is from Hampton Art and is one of my favorites. It works great with black and white cards. Lots of layering on this one. Designer paper, doily ribbon and brads from my stash. The sentiment comes to you compliments of Created with TLC.

I think this will make a great birthday card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ends Feb 28 - Aud Sentiment - #100 Bingo (monochrome, 3 word sentiment, 3D item
Ends Feb 28 -CRAFT - Recipe (1 image, 2 shapes, 3 papers, 4 brads )
Ends Feb 28 - Crafty Ribbon - #77 ATG
Ends Feb 28 - Crafters Cafe - #51 Vintage/Shabby
Ends Mar 3 - Digi Stamps4Joy #86 Die cuts/Punches
Ends Feb 28 - Divas by Design - Rubber stamps only
Ends Feb 28 - Inky Impressions - #147 Black & White
Ends Feb 28 - Pennys Paper Challenge - #165 Lots of Layers
Ends Feb 28 - Paper take weekly - Lovely Layers
Ends Feb 28 - Cheerful Stamp Pad - Black and White
Ends Feb 28 - Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Ends Feb 28 - OLLCB - #150 Fashionista
Ends Feb 28 - Timbro Scrap Mania  -#88 Monochromatic

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

With Love from Goonkie

I come to you today to share a card I am sending to my Aunt in New Mexico. I lost my Uncle this morning and my heart is sad. It is funny how you may not speak to someone in a while, but your heart can still hurt when you loose someone that was a very big part of your life in the past.

Growing up my uncle was always around us. I spent summers with him and my Aunt as a young girl and have some very fond memories. He and my other uncle had a nick name for me and it is something I had not thought about in a while. They called me "Goonkie." Now I am not sure where that came from, but it was who I was to them. They even had a little lyric they would sing...I'm talkin about Goonks MaGoonks...

Sounds silly, but it makes me smile to think about it. My heart is heavy as I think about how in an instant, we can loose family and friends. This was sudden and unexpected, which makes the shock even harder.  My Aunt always comments on my cards on FB and is a great supporter. I am sending this to her today with my Love.

Uncle Bud, if you can hear me, know that your Goonkie loved you and you will always be a fond memory in my heart.

The sentiment was provided by Lisa over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. Here is a closer look:


I'm sharing this card with Word Art Wednesday.
Inky Chicks - Black and White and Favorite Color


Bit By the Bug Beginning - A New Bug is Born


Happy Wednesday, and that means a new release over at Creative Bug on the Loose. This month we are showcasing new images from the "Love is in the air" Collection. This week I would like to introduce you to "Love Struck Bear." Ahhh, aren't they sweet?


What a great image, you are not going to want to miss out on adding this to your collection. I stuck with the traditional Valentine's Day colors for my card. It seemed fitting for such a loving little couple. But you certainly do not have to limit yourself to Valentine's Day, this would be perfect for many occasions involving Love.

The image was cut out using a Spellbinders die cut called Lacy Circles. The bottom die cut is from Spellbinders as well called Asian Accents. Paper and Bow are from my stash. The sentient was a freebie from Desert Diva which worked perfectly for this loving Bear couple.

Now, how would YOU like the opportunity to win a copy of this new release? Creative Bug on the Loose  is having a draw to win a copy of Love Struck Bears. To find out what you need to do, make sure you head over to the blog and follow the directions that have been laid out.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Head over to Creative Bug on the Loose Now!


I've caught the bug,
have you?

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - Love is in the Air
A Creative Romance - Let's Get Sentimental
Craftitude - Valentine/Love
Stampin With The Dragon - Love is in the Air
Totally Papercrafts - #206 Valentine/Love
Eureka Stamps - Animal Friends
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love is all around


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Coffee and Friends

I love making coffee cards. When I found this image on line I was very excited to use it. I am not sure who it is by or I would be giving credit. The paper however was a freebie from Day Dream Designs.


I typically save my freebies with the designers name, but this one must have gotten away from me. I must have been so excited when I saw it I just saved it. I put it together with a very simple layout. Used ribbon and card stock from my stash. The inside reads "A Perfect Blend." Just a fun card all around.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ends Feb 28 - Fresh Brewed - Choose your challenge
Ends Feb 28 - Created with Love - Friends
Ends Feb 24 - Craft your passion - Girly Girl


Monday, February 17, 2014

Mid Month - Path of Positivity - LOVE

Well, Valentine's Day has passed, but that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate LOVE. It is mid month over at PoP and we would LOVE to see you play along this month. What does love mean to you? I know it is a hard one to explain, but we would love to hear your thoughts or see a project or even both.

For my mid month inspiration I chose to work with 2 of the sponsor's images, one from Creative Bug Digitals and one for Ike's Art.


The image I used from CBD is called unfrogettable. Since I did a "Frog" theme for my 1st post, I thought it would be fun to do one for my mid post as well. I used this tag to go along with my son's Valentine treat.


I used my envelope maker to create this fun candy holder. I thought this would make a cute little Valentine. The February 14th Label is from Created with TLC and makes a nice addition to this tag.

The image I used from Ike's Art is called Mother's Day 1. I talked about Family and Love in my first post, so I thought this would be a nice card to share symbolizing a Mother's Love.

The sentiment come's from a stampin up set called Mother & Child. 
Our generous sponsors have lined up some great prizes. You are not going to want to miss out. So pop on over to PoP. We would love to hear from you.


I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Ends Feb 22 - Dream Valley challenges - Tag your it
Ends Feb 22 - Eclectic Ellapu - Anything but a card
Ends Feb 28 - Connie Can Crop - Cupids Arrow
Ends Feb 25 - The cupboard Trilogy - Love
Ends Feb 25 - East Wind Challenge - #1 Love