Monday, June 30, 2014

Vintage 4th of July Cards

Happy Monday everyone. I am here today to share a card I made for our upcoming Independence day Celebrations. This wonderful image was a freebie over at Vintage Image Craft via their Facebook page. They have lots of fun freebies daily.


This is a design I have used frequently for my vintage cards. It seems to work well. Definitely gets me in the mood for some 4th of July Celebrations!

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Completely Christmas Challenge #18 Friendship Fairy

Good morning...Good afternoon I guess also, depending on where you are at in the world. I am a little late in getting my post up this morning as I usually have it up by now. Life is busy busy busy. But I love how my Christmas Card stash is growing every week!

So today is another day for you to play along at our challenge over at Completely Christmas. We are always anything goes...as long as it is a Christmas theme.

Our sponsor this week is Sprinkle and Sparkle. The image I worked with today is called Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy. This is a great image for Friends or Family during the holidays. So be sure to check out the store over at Sprinkle and Sparkle.

Now for my inspiration.



The paper I used is not your traditional Christmas paper, but I loved the swirls and glitter on it and thought it would look good as background. I added a few gems and called it a day. Sometimes simplicity is best, especially when you are working with such a great image.

So check us out this week over at Completely Christmas. We would love to see what you create.


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


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #69 Ribbons and Polka Dots

Happy Wednesday! Time for another challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe. This week our theme is Polka Dots and Ribbon. Our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.

The image I worked with is called Marker Cynthia. When I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect for a "Crafter's Card."


I used lots of fun lime green and purple colors. Hmm...what do you think? Well, I hope that it inspires you to play along. We would love to see what you create. Don't forget to support our wonderful sponsors. They are so generous!



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


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Riley & Company - Food or Drink Challenge

Guess what? It is time for another challenge over at Riley and Company. Our theme this week is Food or Drink. Ahhh, my two favorite things.

If you have been following me, you know I love to  make Coffee cards and Martini cards. So this challenge is perfect for me. Now, in order to play along, you need to use a Riley and Company image. If you do not have an Riley images, be sure to check out our Riley and Company Designs. I am sure you will find something you will love and just can't live without.

For my card I one of the new Retro people "Doris" and another one of my funny bones. I picked up this ribbon at a thrift store, if you can believe it and I knew it would work perfect with this image and theme. Both of these images are available over at Riley and Company.

Here is a closer look:

I even made an envelope to match my card.

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 RILEY1314. 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.

             Heather Bolli 
            Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
                                                                                                                                                Joy Stagg


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



Monday, June 23, 2014

Digi Stamps4Joy - June Progressive Challenge

Hello! I am here tonight to share my card with you for the Christmas Progressive Challenge over at Digi Stamps4Joy. I have been very faithful every month to get my card made for this progressive challenge.

This month we got to work with a snow globe. I have been having lots of fun over at PicMonkey using some of their tools to modify and add to my images.


I added the bubbles to the snow glob to make it look like there was water inside. Pretty clever huh?
I used a real simple layout because I wanted my snow Globe to be the focal point. Hope you like it.


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

Digi Stamps4Joy - June Progressive
Decosses's Dynamite Doodles - 12 month of Christmas Link up
My Perfect Life  – #24 Always Any Christmas Card




Sunday, June 22, 2014

National Pink Day - June 23rd!



Did you know that June 23rd is National Pink Day? Well I didn't until it became or theme for this weeks challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.

Pink is one of my favorite colors. When I was in 6th grade, the movie Greece came out. You all remember the "Pink Ladies", right? Well, a group of friends and myself decided that we wanted to form a club called "The Pink Teens." We could not afford jackets, so instead we made little satin scarves. It brings back great memories. I thought about these times recently as I just lost a childhood friend suddenly who was one of the "Pink Teens." While we had grown apart as childhood friends typically do, we re connected through my card making. She was a supporter of my cards making hobby and even would even request special orders.

I was very sad to hear the news and the tragedy of her death. So in honor of my childhood friend, I want to dedicate my card to her and may she Rest in Peace!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo stamps. The image I chose to work with is called "JJ Coffee to go".  A fun image with some fun subway art to go with it!


So get out those pink supplies and lets see what you can come up with! See you over at 613 Avenue Create.

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


Friday, June 20, 2014

Completely Christmas - Challenge #17

Welcome to another challenge at Completely Christmas. Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear. If you have not played along, then it is time to start. We are almost at mid year and Christmas will sneak up on us faster than we know.

Always anything goes....


So come along and play!

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

Vintage-Style Sweetheart Card

T.G.I.F - Oh how I love making the vintage-style cards. It is so fun to find and place all the little embellishments. These vintage images use butterflies often, and they are one of my favorites. Great colors and just love what they represent - change.

So I put this card together last night. It is a card that I can use for many occasion, birthday, anniversary, even a wedding card, I would think. Not traditional, but I think it would still work. Just an overall great Sweetheart card.

So here it is:


I don't usually go with the big floral embellishments, because they are so hard to fit into an envelope. But I figured this could be a card you could hand to someone or use with a special gift. 


I am so pleased with it, I may try to make another. If I do, I will certainly share.
Well I hope you have a great day and a great weekend!


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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Everyone Needs a little R & R

It is time for another challenge over at Creative Knockouts! Our theme this week is "Embossing" and our sponsor is The Stamping Chef


We all need some R&R every once in a while, so here is a little card to celebrate that. I had a cute sentiment from Created with TLC  that fits perfect!


The stamping Chef has some cute, funny, sexy images. So many to choose from. Please be sure to check out our store as we love the support from our sponsors. I got to work with a fun image called "The Big Dripper". It is so fun!

My paper came embossed, so it was easy to work with for the them. I also just picked up some new washi tape that I was excited to use. 


So get out those embossing tools and lets see what you can come up with. Can't wait!

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



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Non Traditional Color FALL card

Happy Wednesday to all my followers out in blog land. I am here today to share a card I made for the challenge going on over at Creative Bug on the Loose. Our theme this challenge has been Out with the old and in with the new. So I dug into my stash and used paper and brads that I have had for a while.

This is a new technique I tried with my card. I have been playing with the editing program over at Pic Monkey and this is what I came up with.


It is a non traditional colored fall card. I know Fall colors are the browns and yellows and reds, but the black and white leaves just looked so good, I decided to go with that color theme.  I added the tree and little bird  and added a few affects and this is card it the result of my efforts.  I printed it on glossy paper and when I went to cut it, It looked like an old polaroid pic, so I kept the top boarder a big larger.

I think it looks really cool, what do you think? I hope you like it and it has inspired you to play along. Don't forget, to play, you must use a Creative Bug Digi, but there are so many fun ones to choose from, I am sure you can find one you love! We would love to see what you create!

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to Creative Bug on the Loose . We would love to have you play along. 

I've Caught the Bug
Have you?



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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happiness comes in many forms


I am here today to share my mid month post for the challenge over at Path of Positivity. Our theme this month is Happiness. I decided to continue my DT inspirational cards in honor of my pets, because they make me oh so happy!

I have two little dachshunds, I know I have mentioned them before, but they are just so adorable, I just love them too death. So in honor of CJ and Dottie, I made this little card with an image from Ike's Digital Art. The image is called Miniature Dachshund


I knew that I had this sentiment in my stash, which I have used before, but thought it would work perfect with this image and our theme.   And of course, here is my inspiration!


Our Guest sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather has lot's of fun images over in her shop and some great coffee theme'd images, so be sure to check them out. We Love our sponsors and appreciate your support!


As always, we have some great prizes in store this month, so join us down the Path of Positivity, we would love to hear what Happiness means to you!

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digitals for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images from Ike's World for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs, our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

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




Simple Pleasures by the Beach

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fab weekend. I am here this morning to share a little note card I made over the weekend. I live in AZ, so we don't have any Beaches close by. Growing up in San Diego, I lived at the Beach in the summer months, so I sure do miss those times.

So I felt in the mood to make a beach card. I found this cute little Tilda image to work with.


I picked up 4 more copic markers last week, shades of red and yellow. So it was a good excuse to use them. Now, what is summer without Lemonade? It is so refreshing in the summer months! I even had a cute little yellow bikini sticker to add to the inside of my note card. I went that extra step and created the matching envie!

What do you think?

Hope you have a wonderful Summer Day!

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summertime Birthday Celebrations

I love bugaboo stamps. I think they are one of my favorite stores to get my images. I get very excited when they are a sponsor for one of the challenges I am a DT member on. I love how they have Friday freebies, and I have even been fortunate enough to win challenges where they have been the sponsor.

This image is a favorite of mine. It is called brat cupcake wagon. It makes such a cute little birthday card. Great for a summer birthday, because who doesn't love ice cream in the summer. My sister need a little girl birthday card for a cute little girl named Ale. I thought this image would work great, and I was right.


So lets celebrate Ale's first birthday! Hope it is a memorable one.

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

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Celebrate
Send a Smile for Kids - For the Girls
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Summertime
Fan tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes

Friday, June 13, 2014

Completely Christmas - Challenge #16

It's Saturday Mornin', that means another challenge over at Completely Christmas.
Challenge #16 - As always our challenge this week is anything goes.... as long as your project is about
 Christmas!
 Your projects can be Scrapbook pages, any size or shape card, Christmas decorations, as it say's ....
Anything Goes.....
CD Printables and Digital Layouts or Digital Images are also acceptable.... 
This week 
We are being sponsored by the wonderful....

Lacy Sunshine

The image I worked with this month is called Eleanor and Pickles Peppermint Stick. I attempted to shade her hair, but instead turned out as if she needed to die her roots. Oh well, I guess I just need more practice with shading. In any case, I hope I have inspired you to play along!


Have a great weekend!

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

Pattie's Creations - Father's Day!

Happy Friday the 13th! 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 Father's Day! Seems appropriate since we are just a couple of days away and I am sure that we are all making cards for the special men in our lives. 



This image is called Fisherman's Delight.  My husband and son love to fish, in fact, they just got back from a fishing trip last night. So I thought this would be a perfect card.

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.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges