AIF Celebrations Blog Hop!

Welcome to theAifgraphics Celebration blog hop!  We want to introduce you to our new site and all the great fun that you can find there. The hop runs from Friday September 2nd until Sunday September 4th.  The winners will be announced on the new site on September 6th.  Our new site has challenges, tutorials, a gallery, freebies and more.  We are excited to have you participate and join us! Each DT member will showcase a different AIF image, one that is a favorite to work with.  Complete the blog hop and leave a comment on the DT blogs and the new site for a chance to win one of 5 great prizes!  We have digital images, GC to our store and yummy scrapping product to give away!  Here is your blog hop order:
                                Aifgraphics site:
Make sure that you leave a comment on each DT blog as one of the 5 prizes will be a random winner from one of the blogs.  Even the DT members don’t know which one it will be! Once you have completed the hop, leave us a comment on the new site letting us know what you think of the new site and anything you might like to see in the future, images, tutorials etc.
This is one of my favorite images to use.  It’s an older  one and honestly I am not even sure that you can get it anymore in the store, (but who knows it could turn up as a freebie posted by me;) ).
I wanted a simple thank you card.  Now normally I am not a pink person, but I wanted to use some pink scraps I had found and so I decided to give it a whirl.
Almost everything on this card is from my stash.  I did emboss the one panel using my hearts Cuttlebug folder.  The ribbon is SavvynSassy.  I just colored the image with my copics, did a bit of a doodle border and the added a bit of bling in the corners.   The stamped sentiment was sent to me in a swap.   (I apologize for the bad picture..)
I’ve entered into the following challenges:
Charizma Cards: Anything goes
Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Rocked up Pink (use mostly pink)
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
I also wanted to share with you just for fun, some other older AIF projects that I did with the same image
and this one
Enjoy! and don’t forget to hop!

A blog hop and a new challenge

It’s lots of fun over at AIF this week.  Not only are we doing a new challenge of Boys will be Boys, so bring out your best boy creations, but we are also helping to sponsor the Blogaversary of The CRAFT challenge with Jo and her amazing team.

Please make sure you stop by both blogs, the AIF one to get in our our great challenge this week, (Have you seen the DT creations this week..AMAZING!) and also the craft challenge to get in on their blogaversary blog hop & challenge as well! Lots of great prizes to be won!

Easter Challenges

Hello! Can you believe Easter will be here soon, although it is arriving late this year. I’m excited to be going to British Columbia to spend Easter with my parents and my brother & neices..YAY!

So a couple of Easter challenges for you today. One is for Sarah Hurley. You can find all the details on the blog here.  The DT have created some fabulous projects using some great products from Sarah’s store which you can find here.

Here is my DT card this week..

The DP is from Sarah’s store and the cardstock eggs are just scrap.  I cut out the basket and eggs using my Doodlecharms cartridge.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set that I picked up from the Craft it!  A little bit of inking and a bit of ribbon.  A border punch and all is done.

Entered into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge: R is for Ribbon

Creative Craft World: Easter

Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Easter

Tuesday Throwdown: Spring

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Ohh La La; Happy Easter

the Pink Elephant: Easter


It’s also an Easter challenge at AIFactory this week as well.  You have a chance to win this uber cute digi set

You can find all the challenge details here.  The DT have created some awesome projects so make sure you check them out! I know you’re going to love em.


Happy Crafting!

Thursday Goings ON

Wow..Thursdays are such a busy day for me!  Here is what’s going on.  There is an embossing challenge going on right now on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog.  Great sponsor Handy Hippo is providing some embossing folders as a prize..I’d love to win these.  So make sure you stop by!

Over on the Lollipop Crafts challenge blog, it’s our sponsor spotlight!  This week we are sponsored by DZ Doodles and the DT has some cute projects to share with you this week.

Here’s what my card looks like this week

And last but not’s challenge day over at AIF and wow..the DT has some gorgeous projects this week for our Things with Wings challenge!  You don’t want to miss out so make sure you check it out.

My card was entered into the following challenges:

charizma cards: die cuts

digi doodle shop’s best: anything goes

southern girls challenge: flowers

the paper shelter: spring fling

scrapbook sisters: spring flowers

by the cute and girly: springtime

anything goes challenge: die cuts

house of gilli: pastel colors with bling

lexi’s creations: easter

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

It’s a Spring Thing at Lollipop

Oh how I long for spring! I am soooo tired of winter here.  It’s just been so cold and dreary.  That’s why I loved this week’s challenge at Lollipop Crafts.…THINK SPRING!  Bust out the spring stamps, colors, papers you name it and beat the winter blahs!

I’m happy to say that AiFactory

is sponsoring the challenge this week and it is hosted by moi! so make sure you stop by the blog and check it out and also to enter the challenge!

Here is my DT card this week


DP: unknown from my stash

Ribbon: Savvy N Sassy

Image: Aifactory

Bling: $$ store

Flowers: from my stash

Glitter: doodlebug

Just a simple card but I really like it! I hope you do too!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge: Spring Flowers (GDT entry)

Sweet Stamps Blog: Flowers

Alota Rubber Stamps: Use your nesties

Stampin’ B’s: use a flower

Ann’s Creative Nook: Bring on the Color

Paper Pretties: Glitter

Whimsey Doodles: From the Garden

Lexi’s Creations: Flowers

Bows & Berries: Anything Goes

Lothian Crafts: Pastel Colors

Delightful Challenges: Use your Scraps

The Crazy Challenge: Here Comes Spring

AiFactory is In the Kitchen

Hey’s challenge day at AIF and this week it’s all about the kitchen…we would like to see your food creations entered into our challenge here on the blog.  You will have until 11:59 EST on Wednesday Feb 23rd to upload..and don’t forget about the freebies you can find in our store here…if you use our images you get an extra ballot to win the challenge

This week we’re playing with this cute kitchen set

Here’s what I whipped up

I hope you like it. The DP is Kaiser and the ribbon is from SavvynSassy.  The alphas are Glitz.  Enjoy.

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Digi Doodle: Anything goes

Dutch Dare: Sparkle, Bling Glitter

Lothian Crafts: Pastel Colors

Charizma Cards: Spring has sprung..nice springy colors

Sassy Studios: Use a Punch

Stamp it Crazy: Free for All



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 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.


A LOVE-ly Color Challenge

Hey everyone! Aif has a lovely challenge this week.  We’re looking to see all your great pink & red combo creations!  Perfect for those Valentine’s day creations you’ve been whipping up in a frenzy!

Our image this week is this gorgeous Wuv you Ella set!

Here is my card this week!

I really like how this one turned out!  Everything you see is from my stash so I couldn’t even begin to tell you where it all came from…LOL

Make sure you check out the challenge blog to upload your cards/projects by Wednesday Feb 9th!  We’re also having a DT call so you don’t want to miss that..the challenge blog has all the deets for you!

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

The Rubber Cafe: Glitter and Shine

One Crazy Stamper: Pink

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Whateva

Simply Create: Give your heart away

CraftyCatz: Flowers

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Penny’s Paper Crafty: hearts aflutter

Paper Sundaes: Valentine

Craft Your Days Away: Love

Sisterhood of Crafters: anything goes

My Time to Craft: Flourishes (mine’s done with some bling…)

It’s Anything Goes at AIF

Our challenge this week is one of those popular Anything Goes so I hope you will join us!  It’s going to run for 2 weeks so you will have until 11:59 EST on the  26th of January to enter on our challenge blog.  Here is the card I created using the Ballerina set (we had the option of two images), just an every day kinda card.  I like those ones!

The DP is from my scraps and I did a bit of paper piecing for her skirt.  I decided not to use the copics this time and instead just colored with my waterpen and my inks.  I found the little flower charm in a little box and I love the little flower brads.  A little bling and voila!tle bling and voila!


(this card is entered into the following challenges:

4 crafty chicks: show us some metal (my charm)

Kaboodle Doodles: use a digi image

Tip Top Tuesday: anything goes

Stamp Something: anything goes

Ooh La La: Bling it on

Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

Stamping Vacation: No Tags

Creative Inspiration: Something New (new digi)

I am a little behind in my ACAD’s as I’ve been trying to get ready for our Cuba trip on Saturday which will put me even further behind.  I have a few done that I will upload later today and the rest will have to catch up when I get back!