CCC: Winter Blues

Hopefully you are all getting excited for Christmas. I know it isn’t like how many of us imagined it would be this year, but in my house we are thankful for many things and we are looking forward to a bit of a scaled back version this year.

I’m here with your mid-month reminder for Christmas Craft Creations Winter Blues challenge. Your project should definitely have blue as the main focal color point!

I am cleaning up some stuff on my desk and have a few bits of a Recollections Pet Christmas pack and so I created this fun little Christmas Card.

I hope you play along with us and we look forward to seeing what you create this month!

Life is Good

I hope you all had an awesome weekend and remembered to set your clocks back an hour!  My favorite time of year. 🙂

Our Pile It On challenge is up and running!  Our great sponsor this month is Dr. Digi

The theme for this month is Pets/Animals.  Always a fun one!

I am using the digi Sofa So Good which I though was just adorable!


I needed to keep this as flat as possible as I plan to mail it out to my Baker’s Dozen Partner so I went with lots of layers.  The DP is from Lawn Fawn and Echo Park.  I colored the image with Copics and then cut it out with my MFT Crossstich Rectangle Die.  A few Nuovo dots and we are good to go!

Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT have created for you.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!~

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Friends: Use 2 or more patterned Papers

Color It, Create It, Show it Off: Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts: Clean and Simple

Cut it Up: Clean and Simple (use a die)

CAS On Sunday: Brighten Someone’s Day

Cardz4Galz: Let’s go Digital

Pause Dream Enjoy: Anything Goes

Time Out Challenge: Colorful

As You Like It: CAS or Fussy & Fancy

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes



It’s a Dog’s World: DigiHaven challenge

Ahh its the weekend! It’s time for another challenge over at the DigiHaven challenge blog!

July 27, 2012 – It’s a Dog’s World Digi Challenge – Use any FREE Dog or Cat digital Image. The image 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. Many of the sites we list on the Free Digi’s tab have really cute “dog” images. Be sure to check them out. Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday and the winners will be posted on Sunday.

There are a lot of cute cat and dog digis out there!  The DT has come up with some great inspiration for you, so make sure you stop by the blog to leave them some love and to play in this week’s challenge.

Here’s what I have for you this week!


The image is from Tiddlyinks and can be found here.  I colored this little guy in with my copics.  The DP is from Basic Grey (of course) and I think is called Max and Whiskers.  A little work with my spellbinders and the little bone was sent to me in a swap.  The sentiment stamp is one that I bought at Michael’s forever ago and use quite often.  I also added a bit of faux stitching using my white gel pen.  I hope you like this week’s challenge card and again, please stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has for you!


Entered into the following challenges:

CRAFT challenge: Stitching

Crazy 4 Challenges: Stitching

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash: use something you haven’t used before (the BG paper)

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Rubys’ Rainbow: Cute Animals

Waste Not Wednesdays: always using your forgotten stuff (my BG paper) and that little doggy bone(I didn’t even know I had it until I was searching for something else!)





Best Friends

Good Morning everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating today!  It’s a new challenge over at AIF today and we have the cutest image to work with.  It’s from the Best Friends Series that is new in the store!

Here it is:

And here is my card for this week. 

I don’t usually do a card this size but I had found a base and thought that it would be fun.  I just added a little bit of friend DP that I had in my stash as well as some ribbon and twine.  The paper flower was one that I had done at a crop last month and had a few of them pre-done ready for projects.  Finished off with a little bling and a little inking around the image which was colored with my copics.  I am still learning how to use those and need a bit more practice.

Don’t forget to enter into the AIF challenge this week with your friendship cards.  That’s this week’s theme.  It can be anything about friendship as you define it…between pets, people, people & pets, sentiments whatever!  So head over to the challenge blog and enter!  You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday December 2 to upload.  If you are doing so from an online gallery please put AIF058 as a tag so we can find your project!  Make sure you also check out our freebie section to find some great images to use!

Today is also the last day to enter for the AIF DT call!  Remember you don’t have to have any previous DT experience..just love working with digital images and have a blog to share your creations with others.  Check out the challenge blog for more details!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Cut it out use a punch or diecut (my image is die cutted)

Crafty Purple Frog: flowers

Creative Cowgirl Challenge: Anything Goes

Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes

Creative Belli Blog: R embellies (I have ribbon)

Fab N Funky Challenges: Go with the Flow

Crazy For Challenges: Circles

Mark’s Finest Papers: Add a Circle

Hodge Podge Challenge: Anything Goes

Card kit reveal!

Hey there everyone!  So it’s the end of the month and that means the reveal day for the card kits swap between me and my bud Cathy over at  C-Cubedx2

It was Cath’s turn to pick the theme for the month and so she chose Masculine.  So without further adieu here is the cards from my card kit starting with mine

My card kit card

I have entered this card into the following challenges

Parttime Tuesdays-Anything Goes Birthday

A Spoonful of Sugar-Animals


Charizma Cards-For the Boys

Polkadoodle-Something for a Boy

Crafty Sentiments-Birthday Themed Card

Creative Craft Challenges-Stamp it Up

Crafty Cardmakers-Inky Fingers (this image was originally white, but it just didn’t work with the dark colors of the card so I got out the old Tim Holtz and did a number on it;) )

Practical Scrappers– Border Punches and Decorative Edge Scissors

and now Caths

Cath's card from Tam's kit

and here are the cards from Cath’s kit


Cath's Card her kit


Tams card with Cath's kit

Again, another great set of cards with such a varied style!  If you haven’t done a kit swap before I highly recommend it, find a friend!

Next month, the theme is Christmas in July so make sure you check that one out!