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Breaking up is hard to do

So I have a fun card today!  I found an old card inspiration book called Get Real Greetings.  I loved this book because it had some sassy sentiments in it.  It’s pretty old (2005) and so the designs are a bit dated, but I totally wanted to use it with some newer stamps and such.

I created a card for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I have a lot of the KKS but never use them enough so I’m going to try and do a few different cards with them!

For today’s card I used Sophia.:)  I colored her with my copics and used some paper from the Stampin Up Print Poetry Designer Paper.  I’ve had it for a bit but I don’t know that I’ve ever used it before now!

I added some rick rack from Michaels and then a few sequins & dots from my stash.  The sentiment is from the book and I just wrote it out on the computer.  I hope you like it!

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Also entered into these challenges:


Shopping our Stash: Luck of the Irish (predominately green)

Crafty Cardmaker: For a special woman

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes (and a DT call)

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters: Celebrating Women





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A Snoozy Elf and A Classy Lady

Hello everyone!  It’s Friday yet again, which means we have a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  We are excited to be sponsored by Rick St. Dennis this week.

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Our challenge is a simple anything goes for this week and you have the chance to win 3 digis from Rick’s Store.  This week I am playing with 2 of his images, the first one is called Snoozy Elf


I just really thought he was so cute!  I used some DP from the 12 Days of Christmas line from MME.  I colored with my copics and I added some bling.  I thought it would be fun to give the little jingle bells some added shine so I went over them with my glossy accents!

The next image is called Waltz.  I thought she was very dainty and classy and for some reason, she inspired me to make an ATC.  I haven’t done one of these in  a very long time.  I just used a bunch of little things that were already on my desk


I used my TH inks for this one.  I colored her with my copics and then went over her with some modge podge.  I inked the ATC card and then went over it with my french script stamp.  I then added some ripped up paper that was sent to me in a swap.  The sentiment was one that was sent to me in a different swap.  i had that little rose in a bucket from…somewhere and then some little seed pearls.  I then went over everything with modge podge and a finally spray with some spritz for a bit of glistening shine!  I really like how she turned out.

I hope you will stop by the blog to see the other DT creations , including some from Rick’s DT who are joining us this week! There is some great mojo flowing on that page!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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With Sympathy

Happy Friday all and welcome to this week’s installment of Digi Haven’s next challenge.  This week we are featuring freebie flowers!

Here is what you need to know:

June 15, 2012 – Free Floral Digi Challenge.  Use any FREE digital Flower/Floral image you wish. Pair it up with another Free digital image (i.e. add a toad, fairy, butterfly etc.) if you wish. The image(s) can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday, June 21st.

This is what I’ve created this week.

You can’t tell from the outside but inside there is a sympathy sentiment.  The digi can be found here from Making Our Mark.  I wanted a simple elegant card for this one so I colored the rose with Copics and cut it out with my Spellbinders.  A little embossing with the cuttlebug, some lace and a few pearls and there you have it.   Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the rest of the DT inspiration for you and some great new links to freebies!


Entered into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me: Pearls and Roses

Freshly Brewed: Anything Goes

Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Stampin’ Royalty: clean and Simple







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Shaping up at the Crazy Challenge

It’s a new challenge over at CCH and this week it’s all about the shaped cards!  We would like to see some fun and unique shapes, anything that isn’t your typical square/rectangle traditional.  Our sponsor this week is the Digi Doodle Shop and they have some fabulous images, some of which we got to play with.  Here’s my card for this week

The shape was cut out using one of my cricut cartridges ( A Child’s Year I believe, very versatile).  I punched the butterflies using one of my cuttlebug dies and added a few bits of bling to liven them up.  The image was colored with my copics and the DP was just from my stash.  I have been introduced to flocking! I picked some up on sale at my LSS and love it, so the bunny’s ears and her eggs are flock! Way cool!  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and enter this week’s challenge!

Entered into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad: use a digi

I Did It Creations: Welcome Spring

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Happy Spring

Creative Inspirations Paint: Easter

A Gem of a Challenge: Anything but a square

Card Makin’ Mamas: Animals

Papertake Weekly: Three of something (I have three little rosebuds)

Mami Doodles: Celebrate Spring




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Lollipop’s Anything but a Card

Oh man! I am so embarrased!  I missed my first posting as a new Lollipop girl! I do apologize to you all!  So the theme this week is Anything but a Card…a bit out of the box for me as I always make cards, or at least tags.  The new Design Team is making their debut this week! Our sponsor this week is Meljen Designs…I’m sure you have seen her images everywhere! She even has a fabulous freebie section here

I love here stuff and was so excited to be using them for this challenge.  Make sure you stop by the Lollipop Blog to check out all the fabulous DT creations as well as to link up your project to win some great images from Meljen!

So I decided to do something even different and went with this bookmark.  I actually made it for my mom as part of a pay it forward swap on Facebook….it’s what she wanted..LOL  I just love this grump image and I know I’m going to be doing a lot more with it!

Not a lot going on here.  I embossed the bookmark with the clockworks folder and used one of my border punches.  The DP down the centre was just from my stash and I used a border punch for that as well.  I cut the image out with my nesties, colored it with copics and added some chalk.  I also added a bunch of stickles to make him pop some more.  The little READ book is from my cricut cartridge and the flower from my stash.    A little fibre to top it off!

Have a great day everyone, and make sure you stop by the Lollipop Crafts blog on Thursday for the sponsor spotlight, where I have a card that I created using this guy again!

This bookmark is in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Karber: Inspired by a book (I hope this counts as it was inspired by all books!)

Corrosive Challenge: Orange, Red & Yellow (I’ve got just a bit of red in my fibre there)


AIF Challenge DAy

Hey everyone! It’s been a bit since I’ve posted.  Sorry about that.  We’ve had a sick household here and I’ve just not been up to posting.  Things are better now, so I’ll have a few things for you over the next few days.

Firstly, it’s a new challenge at AIF this week.  It’s all about punches and diecuts.  So we’d like to see either or both on your creations this week.  Remember you have until 11:59EST on Wednesday November 17th to upload your project using the linky code on the challenge blog.  Use code AIF056 if yr uploading from an online gallery.  As well, we’ve got a DT call going out! So if you are entering the challenge and would like to be considered for a DT postition for the new term of DEC-FEB just put DT by your entry!  The call will go out until November 25th and the new team will be announced on December 2nd thereabouts.

Here is my card for this week’s challenge…the stamp is called bird on a branch and can be found in the store or you can enter the challenge to win it for free!

I colored it with my copics and i pop dotted the one little bird to make it stand out.  I used a couple of my border punches and my spellbinders for the sentiment which is from Create with TLC.


This card was entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation: no images that start with S

Drunken Stampers #41 punch me: use a punch

Craft your Passion: double anything : i have a double punched border

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It’s the Club CK Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the “Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!” Blog Hop, hosted by a talented group of ladies from Club CK. The blog hop runs from Thursday August 26th until Sunday August 29th.  You should have arrived here from Megan’s blog, but if you didn’t please go to the beginning of the hop to Stephanie { akaVirtually Froggy} and follow the blog hop in order. Everyone on the  blog hop from beginning to end  has a secret word that you need to collect, which spells a phrase.  This phrase will make you eligible for the grand prize. The details for grand-prize entry are posted at the start of the blog hop. You won’t want to miss it!
So our theme for this hop is sort of that transition period from where summer is just sorta ending and fall is right around the corner..**sigh**.  I live in Calgary Alberta, it always seems like summer is late to get here and fall and soon winter come too early! So I wanted to celebrate the last few days of summer with this card.  I chose this digital image from Kiki-Art which can be found here because I love the sentiment!  Living here where it seems to be winter for over half the year, you yearn for the sun..
I created this card using the new  line of Kiki-Art papers called ‘Sunny Bay’ which are found exclusively in the Scrapbook Magazine! Head over to your local Chapters, Indigo, Barnes & Noble etc and make sure you pick it up!  These papers are phenomenal!  They are sooo bright and cheery and just scream summer! I printed off the digital stamp and then just colored it with my copics!
I also have a giveaway for this blog hop!  One lucky winner is going to win these goodies..
My Mind’s Eye Paper Kit-Abbey Road
Quick Quotes Ribbon/Brad combo
Imaginisce Flowers-Lucy Bird
My Favorite Things Stamp-Tea with Flopsy
All you have to do is leave a comment and it would be great if you would become a follower too!  I will draw a winner on August 30th so make sure you leave me a way to contact you!  I hope that you have enjoyed my part of the hop and now you are off to Natalie to see what kind of fun project she has for you!   And I’m sure you are waiting for my word for this leg of the hop….it’s MORE
Happy Scrapping!