Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...Tuesday Time!

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, which means that I get to share with you more 'Monday Whatnots' form Paper Pretties! With our new Digi Design Team at Paper Pretties we have so many wonderfully talented Design Team members that we decided to spread all the Digi creations over the course of two days. You will get to enjoy samples from half of the Design Team on Monday, and the other half on Tuesday, how great is that?!
BayouGarner

Yesterday at Paper Pretties we released Garner and Bayou. For my card this week I used the image Garner for my card, and I really had a lot of fun with this one. I used this lovely designer paper from My Mind's Eye called Lime Twist, I just love the bright and deep colors, it really worked well with this image I think.

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to come back next Tuesday to see more great Whatnots from Paper Pretties! Have a great day!

This card was also entered into this weeks Ribbon Carousel Challenge. This week the challenge was Anything Goes, super simple!
Stamps: Garner form Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Razzelberry Dark, Lime Twist DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, G14 Apple Green, Y02 Canary Yellow, R27 Cadmium Red, E35 Chamois, RV55 Hollyhock, RV66 Raspberry, N1 Neutral Gray. No. 1; Accessories: Pop Dots, Labels Eleven, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Rhinestones, Ribbon

Fruit Flies!

It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store! Today's set is Fruit Flies! That's right, perfect for summer, or at least I think so, especially this adorable watermelon image!

For my card today I wanted to use this designer paper from Imaginisce from the Berrylicious line called Berry Patch. I thought the seeds were just a perfect match for this image, plus I had to add the ribbon and bow to pull out the green of the watermelon rine. I had a lot of fun with this cute little fly, just wait till you see the whole collection, some cute bugs!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images! Have a great day and I hope that you enjoyed today's card fun!

This card was entered into the following challenges: Incy Wincy Designs - Nature; Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
Stamps: Fruit Flies Watermelon from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Imaginisce Berrylicious Berry Patch DP; Ink: R17 Lipstick Orange, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, C7 Cool Gray No. 7, YG09 Lettuce Green, YR16 Apricot, BG10 Cool Shadow; Accessories: Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Crafty Ho's Challenge -Use Twine

Good morning all! Today is Sunday, which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration! This week our challenge is to use twine on your card! Simple enough, the possibilities are almost endless!

For my card today I decided to use this adorable image called Superboy from Whimsy and Stars Studio! I think that this little boy is beyond adorable and I wanted to make a card that used all boy colors and stars in some way too so I used this fun designer paper from Bo Bunny called Blast Off! I just think that this green dotted paper matched perfectly for the look I was going for, and of course I added twine as well for the challenge!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

Audrey
Jeanette
Michele
Sandye
Scrappy

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Superboy from Whimsy and Stars Studio; Paper: Whisper White, Mint Melody, Green Dotted DP, Bo Bunny Blast Off DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E55 Light Caramel, BG07 Petroleum Blue, G17 Forest Green, G14 Apple Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, Twine

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flower Soft, Bright Colors, and Bugaboo!

It is Saturday which means that it is time for another Bugaboo Challenge! This week we are challenging you to create a card using the theme 'Bright Colors' and what better way to do that then to use these colors from Flower Soft! That's right, this week we have an amazing sponsor, Flower Soft!

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice (must use a Bugaboo Stamps image to be eligible)
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!


We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!


For my card today I used this cute image Ava Flower! This week we are so thrilled to be sponsored by Flower Soft! In fact we were lucky enough to all get to work with our very own Flower Soft, I used the color Peony Pink as my texture to my flower on this image.


I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge! Have a fabulous weekend all!

This card was also entered into the following challenges: Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes; Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes.
Stamps: Ava Flower from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Red, Pink, Golden Yellow, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, YG17 Grass Green, E09 Burnt Sienna, R25 Coral; Accessories: Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Quickie Glue Pen, Peony Pink Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, Yellow Ribbon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Whimsy and Stars Studio Mojo!

Good morning all! Today I am sharing with you a card I made using one of the newly release Whimsy and Stars Studio spring images! This cutie is called Little Girl Garland! It's just such a sweet image that it just makes me smile, oh heck they all make me smile!I have a blast each time I sit down and color in one of Mabelle's images, each image is so detailed and fun to work with. For this image I wanted to play along with a few challenges that are going on right now. First I decided to play along with the current Mojo Monday challenge, it has been a while since I did one of those and they are always a lot of fun. Plus, I also decided to play along with a brand new challenge from a new company, Ribbon Carousel at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog!
I love playing along with challenges whenever I can, and I had a lot of fun playing with both of these challenges with this one card! The inspirational photo was so sweet and fun but I was really drawn to the bundles of ric rac in the image, there is a light pinkish one and a darker shade, so I went with this designer paper since it had the same effect as the ric rac and I went with two shades of paper as well to mimic it as well.

Have you checked out the Whimsy and Stars Studio Store yet? Well if you haven't, what are you waiting for! You are going to love these fun images, they all make me smile, I know they will do the same for you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Little Girl Garland from Whimsy and Stars Studio; Paper: Whisper White, Razzelberry Rich, America Crafts Happy Go Lucky DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E23 Hazelnute, YG17 Grass Green, RV19 Red Violet, RV14 Begonia Pink, Y06 Yellow; Accessories: Labels Four Small Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Pearls, Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oldie But Goodie!

Today is Thursday, which means that today is Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps! Now Oldie But Goodie Day means that team members are sharing creations they made using stamps that are not new, but those good ol' stamps that are a part of the Bugaboo Stamps collection!

For my card today I decided to use this fun image, A Kid's View Baby - Baby Teddy! This whole set of AKV Babies are all so darn cute, have you checked them out yet? If not, what are you waiting for, these images would work perfectly for scrap booking baby's firsts or even a congratulations card for a new addition to any family! I made today's card a girlie card with is fun designer paper from Imaginisce their Little Cutie line.

I had so much fun with this, I hope you enjoy my card and be sure to hop on over to the Bugaboo Blog to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations! I do hope you like my Oldie But Goodies today, I am still having so much fun with these images! Have a great day all!

This card was also entered into the following challenges: Claudia & Company - A Girl's Birthday Card; Stamps R Us Challenge - Goin' Digi, Use a Digi.
Stamps: AKV Baby - Baby Teddy from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Rose Red, Imaginisce Little Cutie - Sweet Baby DP; Ink: E33 Sand, E77 Maroon, Y35 Maize, RV19 Red Violet, E00 Skin White; Accessories: Pop Dots, Zva Pearls, Quickie Glue Pen, Ribbon

Ice Cream Inspiration

Good morning all it is time to share a bit of Inky Impressions Lili's Ice Cream Inspiration! That's right, today I have a creation to share with you using one of the fun stamps from the Inky Impressions Store!For my card today I wanted to use this stamp, I wanted to make a fun girlie card and I also decided to play along with two current challenges! I use this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch, that I rotated to work with the image, as well as the current Color Throwdown Challenge! The current Color Throwndown Challenge uses the colors found in the Echo Park Springtime Designer Paper, so I pulled out that paper and whipped up a card using it and matched the cardstock to the shades as well.

Have you heard about the current sale? Well, Inky Impressions had such a great show at the AIS convention that Nicole decided to continue on the sale through the store too! Be sure to head on over to the store and take advantage of this sale while you still can, you won't regret it!

Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope that you enjoy my creation for today and have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Lili's Ice Cream from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Pink, Echo Park Spring Time DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E5 Light Caramel, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, E23 Hazelnut, RV55 Hollyhock; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Kaiser Rhinestones

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inky Impression - Shine On!

Good morning all! Today I get to share with you the card I created for the new Inky Impressions Challenge! This week Vicki is our challenge host at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog, and her challenge is 'Shine On'!

Today the Inky Impressions Design Team will be sharing our creations for the current Inky Impressions Challenge! For my card today I decided to ink up Fairy Lili, I just love this image and she just screams shine to me! I used this great designer paper from America Crafts called Happy Go Lucky, perfect colors and brights for this image I thought. I don't think you can see it in the picture, but all of the flowers on the designer paper are embossed and have a shine to them, as does the ribbon I used and the pearls I attached to the corner of the main image.

I hope you like my take on the current Inky Impressions Challenge, be sure to join in on all the fun over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Inklettes have created, they are sure to impress! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all!

This card was also entered into the following challenge: A Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with Wings.

Stamps: Fairy Lili from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Classic Red, Frosted Kiwi, Intense Orange, America Crafts Happy Go Lucky DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, R17 Lipstick Red, YR16 Apricot, YG11 Mignonette, E23 Hazelnut, BG13 Mint Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, Grosgrain Ribbon, Berry Red Queen and Co. Pearls

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...Tuesday Time!

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, which means that I get to share with you more 'Monday Whatnots' form Paper Pretties! With our new Digi Design Team at Paper Pretties we have so many wonderfully talented Design Team members that we decided to spread all the Digi creations over the course of two days. You will get to enjoy samples from half of the Design Team on Monday, and the other half on Tuesday, how great is that?!

Yesterday at Paper Pretties we released Sawyer Mouse and Well Wishes. For my card this week I used the image Sawyer Mouse had some fun with creating a clean and simple, but bright card. I wanted to use this fun cloud paper from American Crafts, I thought it would match perfectly for this cute mouse who is out on a journey down some water. I love the little leaf boat he is sitting on, it's just too cute!

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to come back next Tuesday to see more great Whatnots from Paper Pretties! Have a great day!
Stamps: Sawyer Mouse from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Ocean Green, American Crafts Cloud DP, Kraft; Ink: E81 Ivory, B00 Frost Blue, G82 Spring Dim Green, E33 Sand, E15 Dark Suntan, E77 Maroon; Accessories: Pop Dots

JJ Shopping at Bugaboo!

It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store! Today's set is brand new JJ images, and not just any JJ images, but shopping JJ's!

I have always been a huge fan of Jodie's JJ images, they are just so much fun to work with, in fact I think I have all that are currently available. I love the fun flair that JJ has, and I can't wait to see what today's full set has in store for all of us, I know it will be fabulous!I do enjoy sketch challenges, so when I sat down to work on this card I decided to follow this months Sketch for You to Try! I decided to cut into my fun new America Crafts Happy Go Lucky DP, I just love the bright colors, and the best part is that some of this paper is embossed so it feels and looks lovely!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images! Have a great day and I hope that you enjoyed today's card fun!
Stamps: JJ Shopping Diva from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Frosted Kiwi, Intense Orange, American Crafts Happy Go Lucky DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, YG00 Mimosa Yellow, BG07 Petroleum Blue, YR12 Loquat, R85 Rose Red, BG53 Ice Mint, E97 Deep Orange; Accessories: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Twine, Button

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Welcome to Jessica's Surprise Birthday Blog hop! Today is Jessica's Birthday, I am sure most of you know her as the owner and fearless leader of There She Goes! Well, today a handful of design team members, customers, and friends are celebrating her birthday by sharing cards using There She Goes stamps that we all created for her! You should have arrived here from Iwona's Blog, if that is not where you came from I suggest you head on over to Angela's Blog so that you don't miss any of today's fun!This week at There She Goes the challenge for the week is to create an easel card, so I decided to play along while creating Jessica's Birthday card! I just had to pull out my Blossom By Blossom stamp set again and use this adorable little girl image with these fun birdies. I also wanted to use a color combination of Yellow and shades of Teal, I think it worked well together. I finished of the card with some touches of pearls and this lovely twill ribbon I have, which works perfect for keeping the easel part standing.

Thank you again for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed what I created for Jessica's card, and Jessica I hope you like it too! Be sure to keep on hopping along your way so that you get to enjoy the rest of the festivities! A Very Happy Birthday Jessica! Now hop on over to the next stop on today's hop, Jessie's Blog, I know that she will have something amazing and fun to share with you today!
Stamps: Blossom By Blossom from There She Goes; Paper: Whisper White,Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Bermuda Bay, Bo Bunny Double Dot DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hawaiian Shores, E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y06 Yellow, E35 Chamois, B21 Baby Blue, BG15 Aqua, B00 Frost Blue, E43 Dull Ivory, YG09 Lettuce Green, C3 Cool Gray No. 3; Accessories: Pop Dots, Zva Pearls, Quickie Glue Pen, Twill Ribbon

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Graduation/Celebration at Bugaboo!


It is Saturday which means that it is time for another Bugaboo Challenge! This week we are challenging you to create a card using the theme 'Graduation/Celebration'! I decided to create a 'Celebration' card!

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice (must use a Bugaboo Stamps image to be eligible)
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!


For my card today I used this cute image called Bugaboo Brat Party Dress! I just think that this image would be prefect for a confirmation card or even a birthday card for any little girl. This image is whimsical, but also very stylish, party dresses are always a lot of fun and I think that this image captures that. I wanted to create a simple but elegant card with this image and I think that scalloped and regular oval nestabilities create that feeling, plus the little pearls in the scallops just finish it all off.

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge! Have a fabulous weekend all!

Today's card is also entered in the following challenges: Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes; Simply Create - Special Event.
Stamps: Bugaboo Brat Party Dress from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Bo Bunny Double Dot DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, R35 Rose Red; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Oval Nestabilties, Quickie Glue Pen, Pearls, Scalloped Border Punch

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Some Inky Inspiration

Good morning all it is time to share a bit of Inky Impressions Lili's First Day of School! That's right, today I have a creation to share with you using one of the fun stamps from the Inky Impressions Store!

For my card today I wanted to use this stamp, I actually just got this one and I think she is too cute. She would make an adorable teacher's gift, so I decided that I wanted to do just that with her today! I decided to alter a notebook that could easily be given to a teacher. I used some fun pattern paper from the SU! Pattern Pack II and lots of ribbon too!

Have you heard about the current sale? Well, Inky Impressions had such a great show at the AIS convention that Nicole decided to continue on the sale through the store too! Be sure to head on over to the store and take advantage of this sale while you still can, you won't regret it!

Thank you for stopping by today, I do hope that you enjoy my creation for today and have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Lili's First Day of School from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White,; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, YG11 Mignonette, YG09 Lettuce Green, YG17 Grass Green, RV32 Shadow Pink, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, E33 Sand, E15 Dark Suntan, B05 Process Blue; Accessories: Pop Dots, Notepad, Sticky Strip. Ribbon

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scoops!

Good afternoon! Today I have a card to share with you that I made for two challenges going on right now. The first challenge is the current MFT Sketch, I am loving these sketches. This one took me a bit of time to get into, but once I got an idea it all seemed to come together. Here is what I was to be working off of.
I wanted to use this adorable PI image and when I realized that I didn't have the little alphabet or the other banner dies that MFT has I decided to improvise and use the banner dies I did have. I also pulled out my Here's the Scoop stamp set and used the ice cream scoop image to create a banner of ice cream! I mean what could be better then lots and lots of ice cream?!
I do hope you enjoy what I created, I had a lot of fun with a challenging sketch, but I think it worked out in the end.I also wanted to play along with the current Ribbon Carousel Challenge, which is to create a card that is clean and simple, and I certainly think that this card would count for that. Not too many layer or embellishments, just the bare necessities and lots of cuteness!

I had so much fun with this card, it reminds me of all the warm weather and hot days. Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Make Mine a Double and Here's the Scoop form My Favorite Things; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon, Rose Red, SU! Pattern Pack II; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E77 Maroon, R85 Rose Red, RV55 Hollyhock, E15 Dark Suntan, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, Y02 Canary Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Die-namics Banner Day Die, Grosgrain Ribbon, Raspberry Twine

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...Tuesday Time!

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, which means that I get to share with you more 'Monday Whatnots' form Paper Pretties! With our new Digi Design Team at Paper Pretties we have so many wonderfully talented Design Team members that we decided to spread all the Digi creations over the course of two days. You will get to enjoy samples from half of the Design Team on Monday, and the other half on Tuesday, how great is that?!
Yesterday at Paper Pretties we released Beatrice Butterfly and Pasha Panda. For my card this week I used the image Pasha Panda and make a sweet but simple card. I wanted something very clean and simple, because I felt that the image was perfect for that sort of card, with crisp and clean lines would work well. I pulled out my square nestabilities and used them for this image and then layered it with a scalloped square layer. Then added some pop dots and a fun little bow on the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to come back next Tuesday to see more great Whatnots from Paper Pretties! Have a great day!
Stamps: Pasha Panda from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Olive; Ink: YG61 Pale Moss, E53 Raw Silk, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Square Nestabilities, Stitched Brown Ribbon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Bit of Verve

I have been a huge fan of Verve for ages now, but when I packed everything up for the move my Verve stamps ended up in boxes that I couldn't get to. Well good news I started going into the boxes that had yet to be opened and found all my Verve stamps! It took a little bit of work, but I decided to play with two of the challenges Verve has going on right now too!The first being the current Viva La Verve Sketch, which is so darn cute! The second being the May Get Your Diva On Challenge! I have been watching these challenges since Julee introduced them and decided to play along this time. The current challenge is to use fabric on your creation so I stopped by Hobby Lobby and picked up two different black and white prints and made a card around both of those. The first print is the center scalloped circle on my card, the second print was cut out using a rose die to create a mostly black, with a bit of white accents rose. Since the fabrics I picked out were black and white I wanted to continue to color scheme in the rest of the card with a pop of one color, in this case I went with red since I just had to ink up Love Monkey! I had never realized that this poor guy had yet to see ink, but no worries, he is all inked up now! Plus I had to finish it all off with a bit of stitching and a fun red ribbon!

I had a lot of fun with both of these challenges, I do hope you enjoy my creation for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Love Monkey from Verve; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy; Accessories: Glue Dots, Glue Gun, Pop Dots, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Die-Namics Rolled Rose Die, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Seeing Spots

A Cup of Kindness

Good morning all! Today is Sunday, which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration! This week our challenge is to use this sketch for your card, I had fun with this one!
For my card today I decided to use this adorable new Spring Digi Stamp from Whimsy and Stars Studio called Cup of Kindness. I simply love the entire line of Spring Digis that Whimsy and Stars Studio released, if you haven't checked out the store yet you really should, everything is just too cute! I used this fun paper from Prima and matched the colors to the sketch and the image.

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

Audrey
Jeanette
Michele
Sandye
Scrappy

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Cup of Kindness from Whimsy and Star Stuidos; Paper: Whisper White, Teal, Going Green, Prima Madeline DP; Ink: YG61 Pale Moss, BG53 Ice Mint, Y06 Yellow, YG07 Acid Green, E77 Maroon; Accessories: Pop Dots, Cappichino Twine, PTI Buttons, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Pearls, Glue Dots

Saturday, May 14, 2011

There She Goes Ispiration Challenge!

I finally got the chance today to not only ink up one of my new There She Goes stamp sets, but to also play along with the current challenge! I always write down and save the TSG Challenges, but I never seem to sit down and play along, so I am so glad that I got the chance this weekend. I am usually not a fan of Inspiration Challenges, but I really liked this image, it is just so rich and bright!I decided to ink up my Blossom By Blossom stamps and I am so glad that I picked this image, she is so darn cute! Okay, correction, the whole stamp set is cute! I wanted to use the same bright colors as the picture has so I pulled out my Copic makers and got to work. I even used the colors going from her shirt to her pants in the order they are in the picture, I think it works well. I went a little crazy with my sewing machine, but I had fun with it, can you tell?! I also thought that this image would have the most impact if she was cut out and the attached with pop dots to add a bit of dimension.

I do hope you like my creation for today, I had so much fun with this one, I think it might be the bright colors, they just make me smile! Have a fabulous day all, and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Blossom By Blossom from There She Goes; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E15 Dark Suntan, Y06 Yellow, FBG2 Florescent Bull B.G., YG07 Acid Green, YR68 Orange, R27 Cadmium Red; Accessories: Pop Dots, Basic Grey Sizzix Diamonds Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Scalloped Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Scissors

Polka Dots and Stripes at Bugaboo!

It is Saturday which means that it is time for another Bugaboo Challenge! This week we are challenging you to create a card both Polka Dots and Stripes! Talk about a challenge or at least I thought it was a task to work with both!

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice (must use a Bugaboo Stamps image to be eligible)
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!


For my card today I used this cute Cupcake - Strawberry for my main image! I wanted to make the frosting a pretty pink and then use that colors for the rest of the card too! I had a hard time picking which papers I wanted to use that had both polka dots and stripes but I settled on this paper from My Mind's Eye called Stella Rosa. The shades are so rich in color and a bit intimidating, but I think these colors worked well with the final product.

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge! Have a fabulous weekend all!

This card is also entered in the following challenges: Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes; Stamp Something - Anything Goes.
Stamps: Cupcake - Strawberry from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pink, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DP; Ink: YG17 Grass Green, R27 Cadmium Red, RV11 Pink, Y08 Acid Yellow, RV21 Light Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Scalloped and Regular Oval Nestabilties

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Inky Inspiration!

Good morning all it is time to share a bit of Inky Impressions Spunky Scooter Lili! That's right, today I have a creation to share with you using this adorable image from the Inky Impressions Store!
For my card today I wanted to create a bright and cheery card. I used my Spunky Scooter Lili and the current Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the color combination is So Saffron, Rose Red, and Aqua! I thought this color combination was perfect for this fun image, and would help me make that bright card I was thinking of at the same time.

Have you heard about the current sale? Well, Inky Impressions had such a great show at the AIS convention that Nicole decided to continue on the sale through the store too! Be sure to head on over to the store and take advantage of this sale while you still can, you won't regret it! I had a blast shopping myself, and I am thrilled to have some new Inky's to play with!

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by to see my creation for today! I hope you enjoyed what I was able to share with you!
Stamps: Spunky Scooter Lili from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Fizz, Bo Bunny Double Dot DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, G14 Apple Green, Y11 Pale Yellow, RV25 Dog Rose Flower, E33 Sand, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, BG53 Ice Mint, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1; Accessories: Pop Dots, Satin Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Pearl

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Today the Prettie Girl's are celebrating Nancy Bush's Birthday! If you didn't know, whenever one of the DT Girl's celebrates a birthday at Paper Pretties the clear stamp and digi design teams join forces for a massive blog hop to celebrate!

For my card today I decided to use this fun image from Paper Pretties called Make A Wish Sophia! I have all sorts of card kits that I never used so for today's card I decided to pull one out that was still untouched. For this card I used Prism cardstock in Raven, Lily Pan, and Blossom, I think the three colors work well together. Then for my designer paper I used two different patterned sheets from My Mind's Eye from the Lush line, in fact the paper piecing on Sophia's dress is the same designer paper as is used to the left of the main image, but I used my BG10 Copic marker and added a layer of color to her skirt. I also used this really fun swirled ribbon in a sheer white with pink swirls, then to finish off the card I added some pop dots for dimension and a few pearls at the corners.


I do hope you enjoyed this stop, but keep hopping your way through and be sure to leave lots of Birthday love for Nancy! Your next stop on today's hop is Kelly Collin's Blog! I am sure she will have something fun to share with you! Have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Make A Wish Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Raven, Lily Pad, Blossom, My Mind's Eye Lush DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, BG10 Cool Shadow, N5 Neutral Gray No. 5, R81 Rose Red, YG11 Mignonette; Accessories: Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Pearls, Organdy Swirl Ribbon

Inky Impressions Gets Sketchy!

Good morning all! Today I get to share with you the card I created for the new Inky Impressions Challenge! This week Michaela is our challenge host at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog, and her challenge to use the following sketch!Today the Inky Impressions Design Team will be sharing our creations for the current Inky Impressions Challenge! For my card today I decided to ink up Shy Little Nickie. I just love how elegant this stamp is and I wanted the rest of the card to reflect that so I went with a teal on teal color combination that I used this weekend and really liked. I used the same Kaiser Scrapbook Spirograph designer paper and again pulled shades of the designer paper into the main image.

I love all the layers that Michaela used in her sketch, it really was a wonderful sketch to follow for this weeks Inky Impressions Challenge! For the scalloped element I used my eyelet border punch and tied some matching satin ribbon I have around the element and finished it off with a big bow. I then added some self adhesive rhinestones to the top right corner as in the sketch, what a simple but fun way to complete a corner. I had the hardest time trying to decide what sort of elements to use in the bottom right hand corner of the card to reflect the sketch. I finally decided on using some Prima flowers that I have and adding some rhinestones to the flower centers to finish it off.

I hope you like my take on the current Inky Impressions Challenge, be sure to join in on all the fun over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Inklettes have created, they are sure to impress! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all!

This card was entered into the following challenges: Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers; Flourishes - Anything Goes; Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes; Simon Says - Anything Goes.
Stamps: Shy Little Nickie from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Aqua Mist, Bermuda Breeze, Kaiser Scrapbook Spirograph DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, G14 Green Apple, G000 Pale Green, BG13 Mint Green, RV02 Sugared Almond Pink, E43 Dull Ivory; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Prima Flowers

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Crafty Hos Color Challenge!

Good morning all! Today is Sunday, which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration! This week our challenge is to use the color combination of black, pink and just a touch of green!For my card today I used this darling image from My Favorite Things called Flower Girl, I thought that she would be perfect for a Mother's Day card for my mom. I decided to use this current MFT Sketch for my card, I am trying to keep up with the sketches each week but it always seems that I save the sketch and by the time I start playing time is up. This week I am finally ahead of myself and got the chance to play along and I had a lot of fun with this layout, plus I got this fun gingham paper at my LSS on Saturday, they had a sale for National Scrapbooking Day!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

Audrey
Jeanette
Michele
Rae Anne
Sandye
Scrappy

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Flower Girl from My Favorite Things; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Pretty In Pink, Razzelberry Fizz, Creative Imaginations DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, B21 Baby Blue, YG63 Pea Green, E55 Light Caramel, RV66 Raspberry; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon, Zva Rhinestones, Quickie Glue Pen

Happy Birthday Janet!

Today the Prettie Girl's are celebrating Janet Rossi's Birthday! If you didn't know, whenever one of the DT Girl's celebrates a birthday at Paper Pretties the clear stamp and digi design teams join forces for a massive blog hop to celebrate!

For my card today I decided to use this fun image from Paper Pretties called Make A Splash Sophia and the sentiment from Surprise Sophia! I used this fun decorative paper from Echo Park's Springtime line, I just love the spring colors! I used the scalloped paper for the majority of my background since I thought it would look like waves that this Sophia would be creating. I also played along with the new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, although I did change it a bit by adding a ribbon and matching bow down the side, as well as adding the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment to the bottom left corner of the card. I tied it all together with a bit of bling to the corners.

Here is the full Blog Hop list, just in case you get lost along the way!
I do hope you enjoyed this stop, but keep hopping your way through and be sure to leave lots of Birthday love for Janet! Your next stop on today's hop is Kelly Collin's Blog! I am sure she will have something fun to share with you! Have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Make a Splash Sophia and Surprise Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, ; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding, E00 Skin White, E23 Hazelnut, Y11 Pale Yellow, BV02 Prune, BG53 Ice Mint; Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Anything Goes at Bugaboo!

It is Saturday which means that it is time for another Bugaboo Challenge! This week we are challenging you to create a card using the theme 'Anything Goes'! That's right, your choice of creations!

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice (must use a Bugaboo Stamps image to be eligible)
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!


For my card today I used this cute image Sugar and Spice - Megan! I just smile every time I see this image and I just had to use it this week for our Saturday Challenge! I added some twine and pearls to finish of the overall look, complete with adding pearls to her adorable little pigtail bows too!

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge! Have a fabulous weekend all!

This card was also entered into the following challenges: Stamp Something - Use a Digi.
Stamps: Sugar and Spice -Megan from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Real Red; Ink: E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, BG07 Petroleum Blue, R46 Strong Red; Accessories: Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Twine

There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clear Stamps! If you arrived at my blog from Denise Marzec's Blog then you are in the right place! If not, please head back to the There She Goes Blog to find out all the details on the prizes and not miss any of the fun!

For my creations today I picked the stamp set Spread Your Wings, I simply love this set. In fact I had signed up to use this stamp set last year for the first Mother of All Blog Hops, but I couldn't find the stamp set anywhere. It was hiding from me...silly set! But, I win this time because I was able to find it in time to use this year!

I found this lovely teal decorative paper and used it for inspiration on this card, I pulled both a darker shade with the Baja Breeze and a lighter shade with Aqua Mist plus I added a bit of white for some pop. I really love how this card came out, it just all seems to work together. I do hope you like today's creations as much as I do!

Now it's time to hop on over to Karen Giron's Blog to continue on your way! Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Spread Your Wings from There She Goes; Paper: Whisper White, Aqua Mist, Baja Breeze, Kaiser Scrapbook Spirograph DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Pearls

Friday, May 6, 2011

Birthday Sweetness

Good morning all! Today I am sharing with you a card I made using one of the newly release Whimsy and Stars Studio spring images! This cutie is called Birthday Chickie, this image clearly perfect for any birthday card and I thought for today that was what I would create! It's just a sweet image, it just makes me smile, oh heck they all make me smile!

I have a blast each time I sit down and color in one of Mabelle's images, each image is so detailed and fun to work with. For this image I wanted to use bright colors and something that would match the birthday feel to this image, so I pulled out my American Crafts Confetti decorative paper and started pulling colors from it. I decided to use yellow and a shade of orange to match the balloons as the layering colors and aqua mist cs as my base. Plus, I also decided to play along with a brand new challenge from a new company, Ribbon Carousel at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog!
I love playing along with challenges whenever I can, and when I heard that Ribbon Carousel was starting a challenge I just had to check it out! I don't know about you, but I am SO getting one of these babies, I have so many ribbon spools that are such a hassle to organize but the carousel seems like a fabulous way to solve that problem. Well, anyway...this week we are supposed to use the Ribbon Carousel as inspiration and for mine I went with the joy of getting one....or what I thought would be the joy of course! The one requirement is that you use ribbon, lace, ect just something that comes on a spool so I used this fabulous satin ribbon that I got from Michele!

Have you checked out the Whimsy and Stars Studio Store yet? Well if you haven't, what are you waiting for! You are going to love these fun images, they all make me smile, I know they will do the same for you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Birthday Chickie from Whimsy and Stars Studio; Paper: Whisper White, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, America Crafts Confetti DP; Ink: Y11 Pale Yellow, YG17 Grass Green, YR68 Orange, BG07 Petroleum Blue, B00 Frost Blue; Accessories: Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Scalloped and Regular Oval Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon, Zva Rhinestones

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...Tuesday Time!

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, which means that I get to share with you more 'Monday Whatnots' form Paper Pretties! With our new Digi Design Team at Paper Pretties we have so many wonderfully talented Design Team members that we decided to spread all the Digi creations over the course of two days. You will get to enjoy samples from half of the Design Team on Monday, and the other half on Tuesday, how great is that?!
Yesterday at Paper Pretties we released Webster and Tooth Fairy. For my card this week I used the image Tooth Fairy and decided to use some bright greens and just a bit of yellow for the main image. I also stumbled upon this adorable paper in my LSS after I had already colored in this image in these shades and I just knew that it would match perfect with this image for my card! I used my circle regular and scalloped nestabilities plus added little touches of my white gel pen to finish off the image and accent the scallops. I also used a ticket corner punch on the main background with some lovely lace detailing.

I hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to come back next Tuesday to see more great Whatnots from Paper Pretties!
Stamps: Tooth Fairy from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Garden Green, Tooth Fairy DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, G14 Apple Green, YG11 Mignonette; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Ticket Corner Punch, Lace Trim, White Gel Pen

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The New Bugaboo Store is HERE!

Jodie has worked so hard to get the new store up and running. She has worked many late nights to get this done and the store is now running! We now present the new and improved new Bugaboo Store!

Before you run to check it out we have some important info to share with you! The link to the new store link is http://bugaboostamps.3dcartstores.com/! Please note this will change back to the Bugaboo address in a few days we will alert you when this happens and remind you to change your links. We apologize for this minor inconvenience but trust me with the new store it is worth it!

First off for the month of May everything is 50 % off! So now is a great time to stock up. With the grand re-opening of the store we are offering up some wonderful prize packages for our loyal followers! You could be the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate, a $20 Gift Certificate, or you could be the lucky winner who gets 7 free images every month for the rest of 2011! That means you could be one of the lucky 8 winners!

PLUS, every order placed in May will have their name placed in the pot for a chance to win one of five $20 gift certificates that she will be giving away at the end of the month!

How can you win? Simply make sure you are a follower, create a post with the Bugaboo info above and then add your name to the inlinkz on the Bugaboo Blog. You have until May 7th at 7am!

Help us spread the word that Bugaboo has a new store and a new look. After posting the news on your blog please add your name to the Bugaboo Blog for a chance to win come great prizes!
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