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

Lovely Lady

Welcome to Monday! It’s challenge day at The Crazy Challenge and this week, we’re looking for all the lovely ladies out there!  I must be on a vintage kick, which for me is surprising, because I never really thought of myself as the vintage type..anyway, here is my card.

The image is downloaded from the internet (I really wish I had a stash of vintage images from a book or something). The music sheet is left over from a Tim Holtz Christmas was printed out onto vellum and then inked and distressed to give it a vintagy feel.  The bling, pearl strand, ribbons and flowers are all from my stash.

Make sure you stop by the Crazy Challenge Blog to check out all the details on this week’s challenge.  We’re being sponsored by Hobbismo and there is a great prize to be won!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Allsorts: Card for a Teenager (I’d like to think that there is a teenager out there somewhere that would like this card..LOL )

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with something Old…well this whole card is pretty much old stuff

Little Claire’s Designs: flowers

One Stop Craft Challenge: Black/White & 1 other color : mine is red

Simply Create: flower power

Shelley’s Images Blog: 3 layers

Bows & Berries: Anything Goes

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

Card Swaps, St. Paddy’s & Ugly on the Anything Goes group on Paper Craft Planet, I signed up for a St. Patrick’s day swap and an Ugly Swap (for those of you not familiar, an Ugly swap is when you send your partner the ugliest paper & embellies you can find, they don’t have to match and the other person has to make a card from them).  One of my fave swaps!  So without further is the kit that I got for my ugly swap

And here is the card that I made.  Luckily my pal gave me a few pieces to choose from so I got to pick the lesser of the evils

And now for the St. Paddy’s day ones

My kit from Josie

My card

My kit from Georgette

and my card

I had a lot of fun putting these together.  It’s always fun to challenge your creativity when you are limited to what someone else sends you.  If you haven’t done a swap yet, I highly recommend it.  Come join us over at Anything Goes..we do them all the time!

Round and Round with Sarah Hurley



So this is my last week as Guest Designer on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.  I have had a great time and just want to thanks Sarah and her great DT for having me.  It has been a blast!  This week, the theme is round cards!  Now I’ll admit, I don’t make a lot of them, but they really are a nice change from the traditional shape & size.  Here is the one I created using the Mad Hatter from Sarah’s Wonderland CD which you can find more information for on the blog~

I actually cut it out using my Cricut cartridge and then used the same cartridge to cut out the yellow circles as well.  I printed out the mad hatter and his little hats and then just cut them and added pop dots and a bit of inking.  The poem Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat, I just printed off the internet.  I added a bit of button and a bit of bling from my stash as well.

Make sure you stop by the blog and leave your love for the rest of the DT, they really have some great projects for you this week!]

Thanks again to Sarah for having me!


Baby Love (crazy challenge DT)

Hey everyone! Spring is around the corner, I can just feel it, even if I can’t smell it with this nasty cold that just wants to linger!  Spring always makes me think of things new and reborn and that leads us into this week’s challenge at The Crazy’s BABIES.  This week we are using some cute images from The Digi Doodle Shop,


who is sponsoring this week’s challenge.  Make sure you check out the Challenge blog here for all the information and to enter the challenge.

Here is my card for this week!

I colored the image with my copics.  The little tag, clothespin, and buttons are from my stash.  The blue ribbon is from Savvy N Sassy and the purple from my stash as well.  The bling was given to me in a swap and the paper is from Hot off the Press, their 8×8 baby collection.  I hope you like it.

This card is in the following challenges:

Card Cupids: Buttons or Ribbons

I did it Creations: anything goes

ECP: Something for the Boys

Ellephantastic: Distressing with Love (who doesn’t love babies)

Little Claires: Anything goes

CardmadFairy: distress it

Paper Crafting Journey: Anything goes

Paper Pretties: Card for a child

Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes

Res-Q: Something that makes you happy ( babies, do, especially my son!)

Creative Inspirations: Distress

Guylou’s Inimitability: Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts: Do it with Digis

Desert Island Crafters: Buttons, one DP, no flowers

Bows & Berries: Anything goes


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



Eat, Drink and be Merry

Ahh …what a great thought!  I’ve been sick for about a week now, so the thought of eating and drinking anything really doesn’t appeal to me…however, it’s a food and drink theme on the Sarah Hurley Challenge  blog this week, where as you know, I am this month’s guest designer!  So bring out your best creations and enter to win!  Go here to enter!

And Voila! here is this week’s card which I love.

I used some of Sarah’s cupcake DP for this one…I rarely use digital paper, but I totally thought that this was so cute!  She also has some matching sprinkle paper to go with it, so make sure you check out her store as well!

DP: Sarah Hurley (cupcake)

Borders: from my stash received in a swap

Ribbon: from my stash

Bling: received in a swap

Rub On’s: Kaiser

Chipboard cupcake: Basic Grey (nook & pantry)

I hope you like it…

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

For Fun Challenges: Happy Birthday

Papertake Weekly: Putting on the Glitz

Stamping Vacation: No! No! No! (flowers)

Whoopsy Daisy: Free & Easy

Digi Doodle: Anything Goes (digital paper used)

Coloring on the Lollipop

Our challenge for you this week at the Lollipop Crafts challenge blog is to color with your favorite medium..maybe its Copics, maybe its Prismamarkers, maybe it’s paint…we’re being sponsored this week by LJL Designs this week who have a great prize for the winner..digi images AND a digi paper pack!

So here’s this week’s DT card

I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to color this time..I love my copics, but I just love coloring with my inks and my waterbrush too!  The DP was just from my stash as were the flowers and glass balls that I used.  The heart brads I have had forever and finally found a card to use them on.

I hope you enjoy the card and don’t forget to stop by the blog to check out this week’s challenge details and to see the other inspiration from the DT …don’t forget to leave them some love, especially today of all days!

HappyValentine’s Day everyone!

I’ve entered this in the following challenges:

Crafty Pad: hearts

2Sisters: hearts

Crazy 4 Challenges: hearts

Little Clare’s : Anything Goes

Crafty Ann’s: Love is all around