Bright and Beautiful

Hooray for Friday! ¬†Weekend! So sad that we are down to our final weekends of the summer ūüė¶

Ok it’s my team’s week at Brown Sugar and our sponsor this week is

My Besties!

We have a really fun color challenge for you this week! Look how bright this is!! Just perfect for your summer projects!

So for my card this week, I dabbled in some watercoloring. ¬†I say dabbled because I’m not very good at it, but it was fun to play! ¬†I used my Sakura Create watercolor markers as well as some copics and a few of the distress oxide inks!

My DP is from My Minds Eye Рan older collection called Notable.  I also just added a few little sequins for that pop of red.


I hope you will join us over on the blog this week.  Play along, let us see what you can create with these colors and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for you!


A Blessing

Hi Everyone! ¬†I’m back from my annual Cuba vacation, which was perfect of course! Amazing weather and lots of fun!

Time to get busy creating again! ¬†Our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff is to create a project using 3 different patterned papers. ¬†It’s for challenges like this that I love co-ordinating paper from manufactures, and when they are double sided- even better!

As I was doing a monthly challenge on the Scrap Shotz site as well which was to use a themed paper for a non-themed project, I chose some Valentine’s Day papers from My Mind’s Eye.

I’ve had these papers for years and it was finally nice to get them open and used. ¬†I chose them for a new baby layout instead! ¬†I hope you like it and I hope you will join us on the blog and play along.

A blessing


Paper: Be Loved & Love Me Do: My Minds Eye

Vellum sentiment: DCWV

Embellishments:  Ribbon, sequins РMichaels, Clear Date Piece РLittle Yellow Bicycle, Hearts & Brads РMy Stash


Double Easel

So I went to my Stampin UP card class on Tuesday and Susan had this great double easel card that we made. ¬†I just love learning new fancy folds and techniques. ¬†Totally fun! ¬†Here is one that I created for the Stuck On U Sketches challenge this month. ¬†It’s all about the key to your heart, so keys, locks and hearts!


DP: My Mind’s Eye

Die Cut: Provocraft (Sweethearts), Spellbinders

Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye & Dollar Store

Also entered into these challenges:

Allsorts: Love is all Around

Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes

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Scor-pal: More than one Score  + Hearts (the larger square was scored to allow for the pop up, and then the smaller one was scored as well to allow for its pop-up)

Paper Creator’s Crafts: Love is in the Air

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Love is in the Air

Crafts for Eternity: With Love

Fussy and Fancy: It’s all about Love

Jo’s Scrap Shack: Shaped Cards

For Unto You

A child is born……………..


It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post that wasn’t for a DT assignment. ¬†I’ve been using a lot of sketches lately for my projects and I got my email this am that Tuesday Morning Sketches¬†¬†has a new sketch up.

TMS #267


So here’s what I made.



The DP is from MME (Lost and Found Christmas). ¬†I had this glitter paper that I’ve been hoarding forever to use with the stars. ¬†The image is from my stash. ¬†I’ve had it forever and I’m trying to use them up this season. ¬†I colored the image with my Copics. ¬†I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog: Diagonals

Paper Take Weekly: Punches (the stars are my Epiphany Crafts star punch)

Always Something Creative: Children

One Crazy Stamper: Halloween/Christmas

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

My Craft Creations: Anything Goes





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!

A Sticky Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! ¬†It has been a long week in my house as my son has been sick again. ¬†He just got over his ear infection and then he got hand/foot/mouth disease. ¬†He’s been cooped up inside for awhile now and he’s going stir crazy and so is his mama! ūüôā

We have a great new challenge for you at Use It Tuesday this week. ¬†It’s a Sticky situation when we want you to use the sticky parts of your stash…those rub-ons (oh do I have a lot of those), embossing powders and stickers (everyone has some in their stash, I know it!)..or anything else that sticks….

I created this card using some Glubbers…I bought them 2 years ago when they first came out and never once used them! ¬†I also used a couple of different rub ons for this card in the sentiment and the little stitches. ¬†I also broke out my glue gun and used it to adhere the bling to the flower! I’m now using my glue gun for EVERYTHING! LOL


The DP is the last of my MME All Spice 6×6 pack. ¬†Another one bites the dust…I am so happy I am finally using them up! ¬† The ribbon and the bling flower are from my stash as well. ¬†I got the sketch for this card from Andrea Walford’s blog¬†. ¬†Every week she comes out with a great sketch that is easy to do and has step by step instruction. ¬†Love them! ¬†Thanks Andrea!

Make sure you stop by the UIT blog to see the wicked inspiration we have for you this week. ¬†There are some great sticky bits in our stashes this week. ūüôā

Entered into these challenges:

Card Mania Challenge: Punches and/or die cuts

Crafty Catz: anything goes (and a GDT call)

Clear it out:  spring & flowers (must use stash items)

Papertake Weekly: anything goes (bonus use kraft)

Autumn Thanks

Welcome to another challenge at Penny’s Paper Crafty this week. ¬†Our challenge for you this week is all about layers. ¬†The¬†more¬†the better!

We have lots of sponsors for this week’s challenge which can be found on the blog.

I am highlighting an image from one of sponsors The Stamping Boutique.


They have some great images which can be found in their store here.



I used one of my fun 6×6 packs with lots of fun fall colors-MME All Spice. ¬†It works great! ¬†I cut some strips, and used a couple of different border punches with a strip of ribbon between. ¬†I punched out a bunch of leaves that matched the image (colored with Copics) and just layered them on the bottom like falling leaves. ¬†The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners set with Stampin up and I added just a little bling from my stash. ¬†I hope you like it and feel free to play along with us as well. ¬†We look forward to seeing you.

entered into these challenges:

Anything goes challenge: anything goes

Cards and More Challenges: halloween/autumn (must have something stamped …mine is the sentiment)

going Grey with Scrap Creations: digi

ribbon carousel: fall spirit (giving thanks/fall)

tuesday throwdown: Autumn leaves

Digi Makeover challenge: give thanks

love to create: shades of autumn

paper playtime: autumn colors

tammy’s scrapin’ corner: anything fall

card making mamas: anything goes