Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Butterfly thanks - TMS #187

Mmmm!  Toblerone is delicious!!  I'm eating a piece as I prepare this post. :)  In case you ever wondered about it, I assure you that I am NOT up at 6 AM typing every Tuesday morning! 

It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Here is sketch #187 by Melissa...

Our sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy Stamps!!  I wish I could win! 

Here's my card...

I turned the sketch
~MME 29th Street "Cherish" DP
~Paper Studio cardstock
~butterfly from Sweet n Sassy "New Creature Digital Stamp"
~Copic markers
~sentiment from My Pink Stamper "Simply Sweet  Occasions" set
~Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Doodle Parts
~Paper Studio Script embossing folder
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
~TH tea dye distress ink

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...

Sandra - our February "Best of the Best" guest designer 

We would love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Flowers for you...

Sorry, friends!  Just as the note wasn't really for you, neither are the flowers!  

There's a new shop in town!!   I was on the DT for Daydream Designs (awesome digis!!) until Diane, the wonderful owner, felt she needed to close her store.   Some of the digis were illustrated by and much of the digi paper was colored by Kris Breach.  She now has her own site... Imagine That! ...digis by Kris

Kris also has a challenge and inspiration blog... http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/  Her first challenge is on now... Progressive Freebie Challenge #1.   She is providing a free image, we can play along using it, and then we will receive the next challenge image free!  How fun is that??

Here is my card with this challenge's image...


Imagine That #1 - use free digi
Paper Playtime Ch#4 - use sentiment stamp
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - Emboss it
The Sweet Stop: SSS199 - sketch-I LOVE this sketch!!

~"Bouquet for You" digi by Kris
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Prima "Madeline" DP
~Recollections cardstock
~D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders
~Spellbinders Small Labels
~My Pink Stamper "Family and Friends" sentiment
~scrap ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  We're off today to celebrate my DD's 13th birthday!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another teenager!!

Tomorrow, my daughter turns 13!   I'll have 3 teenage girls in the house!   I'd better get in the bathroom while I can!!  LOL  Not really.  She is not a girly girl and would rather think about horses than hair and nails, etc.  

Here is the card I made her...

I used...
~Doodle Pantry Western Combo Images KIT
~cowgirl DP from ???
~sentiment from My Pink Stamper "Family and Friends" set
~Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder 
~Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
~Paper Studio button brads
~ribbons, button, and hemp from stash
~Cutter Bee Piercing Bug
~MS marker

Clear It Out - birthday card with 2 or more ribbons
The Cuttlebug Spot - "Cute as a Button"
Twisted Tuesday 2TC44 - Paper piercing with brads or buttons
Sweet n Sassy SNSDC93 - for a child

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A note for you...

Sorry, it's not really for YOU, my dear readers, but you understand.   

I love this phonograph set from Doodle Pantry this month!    If you play along with Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC31 by 9 PM EST Feb 24, you will receive this set FREE!!  

~Doodle Pantry pre-colored Phonograph  
~sentiment from Phonograph set
~MS border punch
~Flora Doodles
~AC ribbon
~Heidi Swapp edge distresser
~Prima "Madeline" DP 
~DCWV Chalkboard cardstock

Fab n Funky #159 - "Flower Power" 
Perfect sentiments PSC67: Floral Fantasia
Paper Playtime ch#4 - sentiment stamp (I hope digi sentiment counts!)

I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  You have until 8 PM EST Sunday to play there, too! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TMS #186

Happy Tuesday to you!!

It's Tuesday Morning Sketches time!!  Time for you to check out our fabulous sketch, grab your supplies, and play along with us!!  Isn't this a beautiful sketch by Melissa?

Today, our challenge was supposed to be sponsored by Diane and Daydream Designs.  The sad news is that  Diane needed to close her store.   :(   I will miss working with her (I was on the DT there, too) and seeing her wonderful digis!!  

But, never fear!  We still have a sponsor...  ME!  I'm sponsoring this week's challenge and I have a box of goodies waiting to send to you PLUS our winner will get the Love Lifts You Color Digi Set that was available from Daydream Designs.   **pics below**   The good news is that the illustrator for some of the digis and digi paper sets at DD was Kris Breach and this was one of her sets.  She now has her own store with her beautiful and fun designs... Imagine That! ...digis by Kris   Check it out!!   You will be able to find this set at Kris's store if you don't win this week!  :)    

Here's my card...
~Christ Is Risen Color Digi
~Paper Studio "Faith" DP
~MS border punch
~scrap of ribbon 
~adhesive accents

Be sure to check out my talented teammates' creations for inspiration!!  Laura used the set you could win.

Sandra - our February "Best of the Best" guest designer

The prize... all the goodies plus the digi set...
  • We R Memory Keepers washi tape
  • 2 Martha Stewart ribbon
  • Hampton Art extra fine glitter
  • American Crafts adhesive foam
  • Scotch adhesive dots
  • 25 sheets of "purse-onality" DP
  • Best Occasions adhesive rhinestones
  • Studio 112 butterfly dimensional stickers
  • Studio 112 flower pillow stickers

Thanks for stopping by!!  Come play along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tulips just for you

Here's a card for a friend who are going through a rough time right now.  I pray this is a blessing to her and that it cheers her to know someone is thinking of her and praying for her.

I used Doodle Pantry Tall Tulip.  This set come with outlines, color images, and matching digi paper.  I combined 7 of the pre-colored tulips and placed them in a jar from Bottles & Jars

Tuesday Throwdown #134 - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #66 - spring colors and ribbon
Charisma Cardz #6 - anything goes
Sweet n Sassy SNSDC92 - 3,2,1 {I used 3 different colored tulips digis, 2 different Spellbinders (Labels 4 & Doodle Parts),  and 1 embossing folder}

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweet treats

Here's a quick post that I hope will work correctly!  For some reason, Blogger and I have not been playing well together this week.  I've not had a lot of time to go visiting blogs, but whenever I try to comment, it is fine for a couple, then it tells me something is not working!  Grrr! 

Sorry for the bad attitude!  Happy Valentine's Day!!
These were the treats that I made for our sweetheart dinner...
Filled with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses
All ready to go... but I made 52... one's missing!  :-O

I saw this pillow box on Gwen's blog and thought they'd be great for our dinner, so I went to SVG Cutting Files and bought the file.  (It is still on sale as of posting time)  I sized it to get 2 from a 12x12 paper. 

I "designed" the tags in MTC, printed them, punched them out, and tied with a bit of ribbon.

Anything But a Card #12 - "Share the love"
Celebrate the Occasion #99 - Valentine anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate #44 - Valentine/love

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Lovey Dovey" TMS

Only 2 days until Valentine's Day!!  If you celebrate it, do you have your chocolate purchased yet??

It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches #185.  We've got a wonderful sketch to play with and a wonderful sponsor for you!!  Bugaboo is sponsoring this week, and you'll have a chance to win some of their adorable images!!  

This week is a Judged Challenge with a Twist!  If you follow the sketch and the twist, you are eligible to win.  We also choose a Top 5 in this challenge. :)

The twist - - Lovey Dovey!   So show us some love this week in your creations!!

Here's our great sketch by Laura...


Here is my card...

I love sock monkeys!!!

I turned the sketch because of the orientation of my image.  This is Sock Monkey / February / Valentines.  Isn't he cute??

~Fancy Pants "Love Story" DP
~Bugaboo Sock Monkey / February / Valentines
~Kraft CS
~Spectrum Noir markers
~TH tea dye distress ink
~Spellbinders Ovals
~ribbon and button from stash

I have another card to show you.  When I started my card for this challenge, I forgot the twist!!!   I made this one and then made the above once my brain began functioning again! :/  Though I guess indirectly this is kind of lovey dovey!!  ;)

Be sure to visit my talented teamies to see their creations as well!! 

Sandra - our February "Best of the Best" guest designer

Won't you please come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Scripture note card

I had intended a lot more time in my craft room this week than I was actually able to spend there, but I did get this card done and wanted to share it.


Note cards with verses are something I try to keep "in stock" and ready to use at any moment.

Word Art Wednesday #66 - anything goes (w/ Scripture or other encouraging sentiment)
Twist of Faith #23 - Favourite Scripture/Inspirational words (I really have to say that whatever Scripture I am reading/studying at any moment is my favorite!!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teddy bear Valentine

*My Tuesday Morning Sketches post is HERE*

I did something I have not done in quite awhile!  I used an image from a Cricut cartridge for the main focus of my card!  I use my Expression a lot for a variety of things, but most of the time I use MTC or just use a cart for a little heart, star, corner, etc.   I use digis for most of my projects, so my cartridges have begun to collect dust! :/  After Thanksgiving, I bought my first set of Peachy Keen stamps but had never used them!!  It was time!!  So I went searching for something or someone that needed a face and here is what I came up with... a Valentine for my son. 

I meant to give him more of a real bear nose, but forgot!
 I used just the shadow and base of the bear from CAC.  (Trimmed off the skirt since this is for a boy!)
I remembered to take a pic of the inside!!

~Create a Critter bear cut at 3"
~Policeman's tie from EDPD
~Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment
~AC "jolly" DP
~My Pink Stamper "Simply Sweet Occasions" sentiment and hearts
~Memento  Rhubarb ink
~Recollections border punch
~Spellbinders Circles
~Craft Essentials heart brads
~white gel pen

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-5 - photo inspiration (I used the colors)
Paper Playtime Ch #3 - border punches
Cricut Cardz Challenge #124 - "Be My Valentine" round or square card
Cards for men: challenge 3 - "All my love"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #147 - "Queen of Hearts"
Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Valentine's Day
{PIN}spirational Challenge #43 - photo inspiration (I took the "love") 
Wags 'n Whiskers #96 - sketch 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

"Hello" Tuesday Morning Sketch

It's Tuesday again and that means it is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!! 

Here is this week's sketch by Melissa...

TMS #184

Our sponsor this week is Freckled Fawn!! The prize is a $20 gift card to the store!!

They have an amazing selection of Washi tape and other embellishments!!

Here is my card...

When I was in England in the fall, I think I took a picture of every telephone box I saw!!  I even bought some Christmas cards with a pretty snowy telephone box scene and brought them home.  :)

My image and sentiment are from JustRite Greetings from London.   I just bought this stamp set last week, and I LOVE it!!  Here is a close up of the image.  Isn't this awesome???


I will be having a lot of fun with this set!!!

I also used...
~Recollections craft tape
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Memento Cottage Ivy ink
~Recollections cardstock
~Spellbinders Ovals 

Be sure to stop by my talented team members' blogs and see their wonderful creations this week, too!!

Sandra - our February "Best of the Best" guest designer

Won't you please come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Verse tile - vinyl

I'm back again today with another quick post.  Did you see my London card??  Made with the coolest stamp set ever!!! 

This is a project that I tried to make awhile ago, but neither the vinyl nor the tile cooperated! Grr!!  I was home with my sick daughter yesterday so I had a little more craft time than usual, and I started working on favors for our Valentine Banquet this Friday.  That was going well, so I decided to tackle this again.  Success!!

**note to self - - - ALWAYS clean the tile with vinegar first!!!  Just a damp cloth will NOT do!!

Vinyl on tile is a lot of fun (when it works!) and is a very economical gift idea!!  I've done many, many tiles for gifts.  Vinyl on the walls is awesome, too!  Lately, I worked with heat set vinyl and have made some T's and onesies.

If you are interested, here are a couple of my earlier posts with instructions and ideas.
If you click the label "vinyl" below, it will bring up all my vinyl posts. 

This verse is from Word Art Wednesday on Jan 23.   I tried it that weekend because as soon as I saw this verse, I knew I wanted to use it on a tile to put in the vestibule at church.  This shoud be our prayer every time we enter the Lord's house!!   I pray this will be a blessing and encouragement, and maybe even conviction, to our church family.

Word Art Wednesday #65 - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays #94 - anything goes

~Oracal 651 vinyl
~WAW verse pixel traced in MTC and cut on my Cricut
~9x12 ceramic tile (53 cents!!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

London note card

Oh  my goodness!  I realize this image is not what you usually see on your normal note card and it is probably more suited for my England scrapbook, but I was so excited when I got the set that I had to make something! 

I don't even remember what I was searching for when I came across these and I guess I never did find what I was looking for because once I saw this set, I forgot about everything else!!!  Like I said, it's not your normal card, but I will use it to send a note to one of the girls who went along on the trip with us or for a note to a friend over there.

Isn't this awesome???  All it needs to be perfect is "mind the gap"!! LOL

~JustRite Greetings From London image
~Spectrum Noir markers 
~Spellbinders Labels Four
~Papermania Portobello Road DP (My bloggie friend Anne-Marie sent me some goodies last summer when she heard my DD LOVES all things British.  Thank you again, Anne-Marie!!)
~Perfect Paisley embossing folder
~TH faded jeans distress ink
~banner cut in MTC

I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop: SSS196

Check back tomorrow because I have used another of these for my TMS card!!  Thanks for stopping and have a great day!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Love hearts and a bear

Here's a Valentine that will probably be for one of my kids.  When they were little they would give Valentine's to just a few friends (we home school so they never had classmates to give to), but Valentine's Day has never been a huge deal for us.  Sometimes I get some roses! :)
Since I started making cards, I have to make Valentine cards for challenges, so my kids now get a card!! :)  I imagine this one will go to one of the girls rather than my son!!

Paper Pretties ConBEARsation Hearts digi
Isn't he cute??

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #191 - sketch
Paper Pretties PWC243 - square card
Shopping Our Stash #87 - Love, Valentine's, Red, Hearts, etc!
Crafter's Companion Feb challenge - love is in the air (I used a Darice "Dot Background" embossing folder and SN markers)
Spectrum Noir challenge - love
Twisted Tuesday 2TC42 - free for all (my 3rd entry in this one)

~Treasures Kraft CS
~Cutmates Cotton Candy CS
~Fancy Pants Love Story DP
~CM square punch
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp
~Paper Pretties ConBEARsation Hearts digi
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Darice Dot Background embossing folder
~ribbon from my "short piece" box

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

"Skating by" Doodle Pantry style

Can you believe it is February??   This month, our third daughter officially becomes a teenager!  This month, we have Valentine's Day!  That means hearts and flowers, and more importantly, chocolate!!  :)  (We hit the store the day AFTER to get it for 50% off!!)

It's the first day of the month and that means it is the February New Release at Doodle Pantry!   Laurie, as always, has made some wonderful new digis and colored some older outline digis.

I used the PRE-COLORED image and digi paper from Hockey Puck Ants.  I'm sorry for yelling at you, but I've felt so guilty for the times I receive wonderful compliments on my coloring... of pre-colored digis!!  LOL

Aren't these guys cute?

I made a second card using one of the newly colored sets... Daffodil and Sweat Peas Color...

Aren't these beautiful??

Be sure to go check out all the new releases for this month, then come over to the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog and play along.  The challenge DPDC31 starts at noon today and goes until 9 PM EST on Feb 24.  You need to use a Doodle Pantry image... stop by the freebies page if you don't have one.

Just for playing, you will receive the featured image FREE!!  This month's featured image is this Phonograph!  Isn't this gorgeous?? 

Also, if you make a purchase at Doodle Pantry from Feb 1-24, you will receive this Quirky Frog set free!!  It will be available in the store after that date. 


Thanks for stopping by!!  Please come play along with us!!


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