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It’s a Boy

Happy Friday! So happy it’s the weekend, even if I don’t really have anything planned.

Just sharing with you our new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our last one for February hosted by Tina.  Next month I will be hosting the challenges and offering some great weekly prizes so make sure you check in each week.

A super easy challenge this week, we just want to see some designer paper on your project.  It can be old, new, one or two.  Head over to the blog to link up and to see what the DT has for you this week.

Here is mine for you this week, a cute little baby card.

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Since I am on a buying freeze right now, everything on this card is from my stash.  The paper is sooo old.  It is from Hot off The Press’s 8×8 baby kit.  The image was from a swap I did ages ago and the sentiment sticker I’ve had for ages.  It was fun to make a 5×5 card this time instead of my usual 4.25×5.5.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

7 Kids College Fund: anything goes.

Party Time Tuesday: anything goes

Love to Create: Wrap it Up (twine, ribbon, string)

Crafting for All Seasons: Dies/Punches

Robyn’s Fetish: Use Ribbon or Twine

Joanna Sheen challenge blog: layer it up

Divas by Design: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: anything goes

Paper Pretties: Spike the Punch (use a fave punch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep Calm & Sparkle!

Morning all.  Survived another Monday and I’m one day closer to Cuba..woohoo.

Well we are back to work at the Use it Tuesday blog and we have a new challenge for you.  We want you to sparkle and shine.  Show us your projects with sparkle..so it could be bling, gems, pearls, stickles, glitter, anything that stands shiny! :)

Here’s my project for you today.  It’s a wedding card with a matching envelope.  I went to town with my smooch spritz on this one.  The Mr. & Mrs. is cut with my Sweethearts cricut cartridge (I believe) and the pearls are from my stash.  I actually cut it in half because I have a love/mostly hate relationship with these big blingy things..they never work for me.

I hope you like it and stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT have for you this week.

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Entered into these challenges:

Creative Creations: Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft Challenges: January Blues –Monochromatic Blue ( I hope there is enough blue in this)

Eureka Stamps: Make it Sparkle

Unstampabelles: Use one or more dies (no stamps rubber or digi)

Crafting When We Can: Favorite things (my cricut and smooch spritz! )

Glitter & Sparkle: Anything Goes

The Paper Players: Love is in the Air

The Squirrel and the Fox: Party Time

Crafty Mess: show some sparkle/bling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella in Blue

Hello all! Welcome to Monday here on my blog. It’s a new challenge at Lollipop Crafts and this week is an Anything Goes challenge.  So it’s just for fun and we get to highlight our top three on Sunday!  Let your creative juices run wild!  I know the DT has some wicked inspiration for you so don’t forget to stop by the blog and leave them some love!

So as you know, I belong to Swap-bot.com which I love because of all the different card swaps they do there.  I have one that is a card swap with a twist…so my partner actually sends me the embellishments to put on the card, I make it and send it back.  So I was sent some ribbon, a flower,a button and a brad.  Not a lot to work with, but luckily they all matched.  So this is the card that I created inspired by the supplies I was sent. Someone had sent me this stamped image in a swap so it seemed like a good one to use up.  I cut it out using my Spellbinders and inked the edges with Broken China Distress Ink (BTW have you seen the new distress colors for spring IN LOVE!!!!).  I can’t wait to get mine.  The DP is from the Kaisercraft Blae and Ivy set which is really pretty blues and greens!  I colored her using my ever trusty copics!

Here’s the card

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Amusing Challenges: anything goes

Catered Crop: B is for Bodacious (anything that begins with B..I have button, blue and Bella)

Craft Us Crazy: Inspire Us (found inspiration or favorite stamp) I had to be inspired by the supplies that were sent to me by my swap partner

Moving Along with the Times: Gardening or Flowers

Shelley’s Images: How does your garden grow: use Pastels, Flowers and Kraft

Scrapalicious: flower power

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A masculine challenge

over at Lollipop Crafts this week.  I love doing masculine cards, probably because I never seem to get to do them enough.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby LouMake sure you stop by the Challenge blog for all the details and to link up your project this week.

 

here is my card for you this week.

I colored the image with Copics and the paper was all sent to me as part of a swap of stash on PaperCraftPlanet…love that idea.  I used my MS border punches and also added some brads.  The stars were sent to me in a monthly swap on PCP.  The stamped sentiment was in a rubber stamp swap from Swap-bot…..do you see a theme here..LOL I do a lot of swaps…anyone else wanna swap with me! LOL

I hope you like it!

 

 

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It’s Magical

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!  It’s Monday so I have another challenge for you as the Guest Designer over at Craft Your PassionThis week the theme is ‘It’s Magical’.  So we would like to see your creations of magical things, fairies, dragons, cupids, angels, anything that has a magical aspect to it!  All of the challenge details, including the link for your project and prize information can be found here.

For my card, I was given an image from CocoDingo.

The image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of stickles to the wings for some texture and sparkle.  the DP is from my stash and I added a bit of paper punching to it.  The rikrak is SavvynSassy.  The jute is from the $$ store and the button I received as part of a swap.  I finished the sentiment with some tiny type letters.  I hope you like this and don’t forget to enter your own card/project into the CYP challenge.

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: I used Copics, Paper Piercing, digital stamp, color (blue brown & green)

Come & Get it Color Challenge: Green, Brown & Blue

Here Come the Boys: Myth & Magic

Sentimental Sundays: Father’s Day or Masculine

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Dad’s or Grads

Crazy For Challenges: Masculine

Little Claires: Cards for Men

Secret Crafter: a Male Card

Fussy and Fancy: Man Cards

Mami Doodles: Card for a Man/Boy

Wags N Whiskers: One for the boys

CES challenge: Inspired by a Movie (The Guitar starring Saffron Burrows(2008)

Craft Us Crazy: Father’s Day or Masculine

 

 

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A Drop in the Bucket at AIF

If you are looking for my giveaway, it’s here

Hey Everyone! This is the first week of the new DT and wow! You really need to check out the challenge blog and see what they have created..such talent!

Our theme this week is A Drop in the Bucket, so your projects should have some kind of water on them..rain, ocean, a pool, a glass of water, anything like that.  You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday March 9th to upload your projects to be entered to win.  You can check out the blog for all the deets and to enter!

Here is my card for this week’s challenge using Ella the Mermaid..such a cute image!

I used some BG DP  from my scrap box (**sigh** yes I’m still trying to go through all my scraps)for this and cut the waves out of scrap cardstock  using my Going Places cricut cartridge ( I think this is the first time I’ve ever used it).  I colored Ella with my copcs and just added some bling.  The stamped sentiment is just a stamp set I picked up eons ago.

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Crafts & Me Challenges: Under the Sea

Papercraft Star: Inspired by a movie, song or book: mine is Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid

The Paper Shelter: use your scraps

Tuesday Taggers: Inspired by a Song: Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid

Paper Playtime : anything goes with a digi

KB Cute Monday: Anything Goes with a Digi

Bows and Berries: Anything Goes

Lothian Crafts: Bright Colors

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Thursday Goings on

Well a few things to tell you today…

 

It’s a new challenge over at AIF.  I don’t have a card for you today…I’ve been really busy this week with work and with Riley that I haven’t had a chance.  I hope to get one done this weekend.  It’s a Valentine’s Day/Love theme so for those of you still making Valentine cards, it’s right up your alley…

Make sure you check out the challenge blog for all the deets and…there’s a freebie there for you as well.

 

Also head on over to the Lollipop Crafts site and check out the Sponsor Spotlight, which this week is Meljen’s Designs..love her work and she has a bunch of freebies that you just have to pick up..they are adorable!!!

Here is the card that I created for the spotlight..I just love this guy..remember you saw him a couple of days ago on my tag

I just made this card with some scraps, a border punch and some buttons.  The sentiment is Create with TLC.. colored with copics and some chalk to highlight.

 

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This month I’m the Guest Designer…..

over on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog!

I’m very excited and thrilled to be a part of Sarah’s team this month and I hope you will stop by each week, to check out what I have created and also the other DT member’s as well.  They are a bunch of creative ladies and they have such wonderful works of inspiration for you.

So this week’s challenge is Die Cuts! I love die cuts…It gives me a chance to use not only my cricut and my cuttlebug, but also those diecuts that I get in swaps, or I buy from my LSS with the hopes of using them one day.

This week I am using some butterfly diecuts that I got in a swap a few months ago.  I thought they would be perfect for this challenge and to go with the Cloud digital paper that Sarah has!  It is part of her Wonderland CD and wow, some of the stuff she has on this is amazing! You can find out more about it here.  I also used one of her little sentiments.  You get a whole sheet of them including thank you, sorry, birthday and blank as well…another great thing to have for a quick card sentiment!

I hope you like the card and feel free to leave your comments.  Don’t forget to stop by Sarah’s blog too and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

This card was entered into the following challenges:

The Rubber Cafe: glitter and shine..

Wild Orchid: Love is

Bunny Zoe: Love is in the Air

Stamping Sisters: Psalm 23 (predominately blue & green)

 

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Happy Birthday! It’s a Crazy Celebration

We’re celebrating our birthday over on the Crazy Challenge and we want you to join us!  Thank you to everyone who has joined in our challenges for the last year!  We enjoy bringing them to you and hope you will continue to play with us.  This week we have 4 sponsors! So that means you have 4 chances to win some great digi images so make sure you play with us.

Here are the cards that I created to help celebrate this week.

This was created using the cupcake digi image from AiFactory which can be found here. The paper and embellishments are from a birthday pack with Hot Off the Press which I have had forever.  I just love the colors of this!  I added some stickles to the cupcake to give it some fun sparkle and dimension.

I also made this one

The digi image is from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored it with my copics and did some shading with my chalks.  A bit of distressing and some ribbon from my favorite place savvynsassy.  The celebrate stamp is from Stampin Up.

I hope that you will stop by and play with us!

 

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Many Thanks

Okay.  So here is the first card from the book.  I’ve also put in the inspiration piece, just so you can have an idea.  I’m not sure I’ll do that for every card because well then,  you’ll have the whole book….I don’t know if Papercrafts would like that, so I’ll put the odd one here and there.

So this is the card from the book

and here is my card

Blues and greens and then the butterfly has just some pinks in it, to set it off.  I am really happy with this card.  I just used paper from my stash so have no idea who it’s by.  I did paper piercing all the way around instead of stitching (I don’t have my Sew Easy yet) and the inking is Bermuda Bay by Stampin Up (which with a few other colors were in my stocking this year) , as is the stamp.  The butterfly came from a butterfly swap I did on the CanadianScrapSwapChat board.  It’s by Robin…thanks Robin:).  My ribbon came in a yahoo swap that I got last week.  I love swaps!

So that is day 1.  Yay me.  I have day 3 done, but you won’t get to see it until Monday because I used the book as inspiration for my Crazy Challenge DT card.  I really am happy with it and I hope you’ll like it too.  Later today I’ll post the Jan 2 card..as soon as I make it..LOL

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges

Allsorts: Thank you

Cute Card Thursday: Thank you

Papertake Weekly: Thank you

Phindy’sPlaceChallenge: Give Thanks with Scraps

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Craft challenge: Thank you

Mark’s Finest Papers: Use something new (my inkpad is brand spanking new from my stocking)

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Something new plus ribbon

Stamp Something: Something with Glitter (my paper is glittery :) )

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

My Time to Craft: Brand Spanking New

 


 

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