Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe - Steampunk

Time for another challenge over at Crafter's Cafe. Our Sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps and our theme is Steampunk.

The image I chose to work with is called Floneday. It worked great for this week's theme and I had a lot of fun putting this card together.

So why not play along? We would love to see what you come up with.

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Riley & Company - April Showers

It is time for another challenge over at Riley and Company. This week our theme is April Showers.  

You get to pick a combination of colors and I chose to go with blue and yellow.

In order to play along, you need to use a Riley and Company image. Now, if you do not have any Riley images, be sure to check out Riley and Company Designs.   I am sure you will find something you will love!



This is a fun friend card using one of the funny bones quotes. Now I just have to figure out who to give it to. 



Want to play along?

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. If you upload your card/project to SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0914. We can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and our theme is anything goes.


The image I chose to work with is called Best Teacher Ever.
So why not play along. Would love to see what you come up with.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Completely Christmas # 9

Time for another Challenge over at Completely Christmas. Our sponsor this week is Sprinkle and Sparkle.
For my image I chose to work with Snow Goddess.


Would love to see you play along!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

It's time for another challenge over at Creative Knockouts. Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamps 4Joy.
Our theme is Anything Goes.

For my project, I have chosen to work with an image called Hot Air Balloon.


Had a lot of fun paper piecing the balloon and adding fun circus tickets to complete an overall Circus theme. So why not play along this week? We would love to see what you can come up with.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Path of Positivity - Mid Month Post "Peace"

It is time to share my mid month post for the Challenge going on over at Path of Positivity. Our Sponsor this month is Sprinkle N Sparkle and I was fortunate to be able to work with an image of my favorite flower...The Sunflower.


Life can be so busy, it is so nice to just slow down and enjoy the little things in life. Whenever I see Sunflowers, they make me smile. I love sunflower fields and wish that I lived in an area that could grow those big magnificent flowers. My sentiment is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. Another fantastic creation that works so well for my card and this challenge.

So enjoy the rest of your month, have Peace in your heart and take some time to join us over at Path of Positivity.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Progressive Challenge - Digi Stamps 4Joy

Just finished my card for the April Progressive challenge over at Digi Stamps 4Joy. Wasn't sure if I would make it this month being that I will be away from all my craft items starting Monday and I have a full weekend. Fortunately, I was able to get my image colored and card put together.




The image this month was a Red Robbin and came out wonderfully. I was able to use a few of my die cuts and added a few embellishments that I picked up after the holidays last year. So if you are not playing along, you should really check it out. It certainly has been a great way for me to get my Christmas Cards going.

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


Friday, April 18, 2014

Completely Christmas #8 - Sketch

Happy Saturday! Hopefully you have time this week to play along over at Completely Christmas. This week we challenge you to use our sketch. Our sponsor is Di's Digi so make sure you pop over to see all the details on our prize this week.

We got to use our own stash this week, so I took the opportunity to use some of my alcohol inks. I just love playing with them and I thought it make a great background for my Christmas tree stamp.

Here is the sketch I used:


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



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


Pattie's Creations - Happy Easter

Happy Friday! It is time for another challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Now if you have not checked out her images, you really need to take a moment to do so. She has some fantastic digi's and it has been so fun creating with them. 


This week our theme is Easter! Seems appropriate since we are just a couple of days away and I am sure that we are all making Easter cards. 



This image is called flower pot with Easter Eggs.  I don't color too many Easter eggs any more, so it was fun bringing these eggs to life.

So come along and play with us. We would love to see you use one of Pattie's images. There are a few freebies on her blog, so be sure and check that out.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A New Citizen

One of the things I love about making my own cards is that I can make a card for ANY occasion. My husband works with a friend who recently obtained her citizenship. This is a very special event in her life and I wanted to make a special card that not only congratulated her, but would be a keepsake for years to come.

The internet is a wonderful thing. There are so many fantastic images out there. I wanted to find the perfect image to use for her card and knew of course it had to be vintage. I found this fantastic image on a Pinterest board called "Vintage Post Cards". I wanted to give credit, but it was just a scanned in image, so the best I can do is link to the Pinterest Board.

The coloring of the image was perfect, it matched the brown tones I wanted to use on my card. I sure hope she likes it. It is definitely a "one of a kind" card. Now I just have to find the perfect sentiment for the inside.

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

Bit by the Bug - Another Bug is Born...Chirp's Arrival



Happy Wednesday! I am here today to introduce to you a new release from Creative Bug Digitals. Introducing Chirp's Arrival. He is the cutest little chick ready to face the world.





I put this card together with all items from my stash. I was sifting through my paper and saw scraps of this floral  designer paper and decided to add it to the sides. I matted it onto some green card stock, added a ribbon and ta da....

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 Chirp's arrival. 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!


So what are you waiting for? 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:

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - CAS

We are mid week and mid month. Where does the time fly? It is time for another challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe. This week our theme is CAS. For you newbies that is Clean and Simple. Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies. I used one of their freebies this week called Favorite Flower Pot. Pop over and take a look. They have some wonderful images and a few free ones as well.

I am not quite sure what I am going to do with this card yet, it would work well as a Thank you note, a birthday card or even a Mother's Day card. Can't wait to see what you come up with.




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  •  Bearly Mine  -M, P1,2E, SIO  Spring
  • Crafters Companion - M, P1 cards only, SIO, Floral
  • Digi Galore - 2W, P1/15, 3E, C10, use digi - Flowers
  • Ladybug Crafts - M, P1, 3E  Here comes spring
  • Tok Bobok - M, P1 E2  #11 CAS


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Riley & Company - Clean and Simple (CAS)

It is time for another challenge over at Riley and CompanyThis week our theme is CAS.

In order to play along, you need to use a Riley and Company image. Now, if you do not have any Riley images, be sure to check out the great selection at the store. I am sure you will find something you love. 



This is a fun black and white card using one of the funny bones quotes along with the great Retro picture.



Want to play along?

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. If you upload your card/project to SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0814. We can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.



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


Monday, April 14, 2014

April Progressive Challenge - Imagine that

I have to say I am very proud of myself this year. I have faithfully participated in the 3 progressive challenges that I joined at the beginning of the year.

This month, Imagine that had a cute little set of Lady Bugs and Daisies. Their colored images are so vibrant, I just love working with them. I have these little clothes pins with Lady bugs on them and I get very excited every time I get to use them. I made another card earlier this month with Lady Bugs and was able to use that little clothes pin on that card as well.


I printed out the image on glossy paper and cut it into a tag. I used polka dot paper and washi tape from my stash along with some sticker Lady Bugs. I glued the clothes pin on with my glue gun and attached my little tag. So Cute! I just love how it looks.

Here is the set that we got for free this month:


Their sets are fantastic. Not only do you get the colored and black and white image, but you get several sentiments as well. It is well worth playing along each month!

So what are you waiting for? If you are not playing, you are definitely missing out.


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

Engagement Card

I was invited to an engagement part this coming Saturday and I wanted to make a special card. I didn't want to go with the traditional Black and White or Silver, but wanted to do a vintage, old fashioned looking card.

I have used this layout in the past and just changed it up a bit by adding the flowers on each corner.


The photo is from a 1940's inspired engagement shoot by Michelle Dyson. I thought it was fantastic and would look great on a card. I hope the newly engaged couple feel the same.

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