Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Birthday Time!

Hope everyone is having a great day today!
I know I personally can't wait for the weekend!

I did get to make a cute birthday card today that I wanted to share.

I got to use this fabulous Wild Rose Studio stamp that I
got for a Christmas present.
Their stamps are so sweet!

I used a sketch from MOJO Monday for my layout.

This is such a great sketch!

I used some pretty brightly colored papers.
I used a couple of glittery papers.
I love the one with the birthday hats on it.

I used some bright mini buttons  and some cute ribbon to accent with.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch Challenge
Craftitude - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Clean & Simple
Sister Act - Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Z for Zesty Colors
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bugaboo Birthday Celbration Day 6

Today is Day 6 of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug's Birthday Celebration challenges.
The challenge for today is to make a birthday project for a kid.
I made this birthday card for a very special little girl in my family.

I absolutely love this cute little Bugaboo image!!
I colored it in her favorite colors and added a little bit of glitter.
I tried to make it look a little like the ombre look.
I little darker at the bottom, getting lighter towards the top.
I used some fun paper with a lot of numbers on it for a festive look.
And since I wanted the main focus to be on the stamp (because shed loves pigs), I tried to keep the rest of the card simple.
Hope you will check out Bugaboo's stamps and Catch the Bug's challenges.


Bugaboo Birthday Celebration Day 7

It's finally Friday!!!  Woohoo!!
It's Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo stamps today!
I am out of town, so I can't print out the new stamp
to enter this challenge with.
So, I decided to go with one of my birthday favorites from
Bugaboo that I had already printed out.
I have really been into making gift tags here lately.
I think it really adds such a nice touch to a gift.

I some really pretty papers from DCWV.
I used my favorite lace edged stamp for the top.
I added 4 purple crystals.
(Since it is Bugaboo's 4th birthday, today's challenge is to add 4 of something)
And of course I topped it all of with some fabulously colored fibers.
Please take a minute to check them out over at Bugaboo stamps
and Catch the Bug Challenges.

I would like to enter this into these other challenges also:
Love to Scrap! Challenges - Tag Your it


Are you ready for some snow?
Ok, not outside, just on my card.
Craftitude is having an ANYTHING GOES challenge this week.
I see fluffy. . .
We are being sponsored this week by
Delicious Doodles Shop
I know it's after Christmas, but I thought I would go ahead and get started on next year's Christmas cards.  Delicious Doodles has some great designs for traditional Christmas cards (as well as some more unusual ones).
I left most of it white, and colored just pieces of it for spotlight.
I used glitter pens to color the star and ornaments on the tree,
and my copics to color the cardinal.
I added a lot of glitter and white flower soft for the snow everywhere.
I hope you all will join us over at Craftitude this week.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bugaboo Birthday Celebration Day 5

Humor Me Wednesday!
Everyone loves a good funny card.  Right??
Well, at least I do.  And apparently so does Catch the Bug.
Their challenge for Day 5 of their Birthday Celebration is
Humor Me Wednesday!
I just love this cute little old lady stamp! She is just so cute!!
I went with some funky paper I had, colored her in bright pink, with
a couple of chocolate bars, and added the sentiment
"Let the Good Times Roll..."
Doesn't she just look she's on a roll!?
Please take a look at the great inspiration they have over at Catch the Bug
challenges.  Their DT have done a fabulous job, and so
have the participants.  There are a lot of great projects!

Bugaboo Birthday Celebration Day 4

Bling It On!
Day 4 of the Catch the Bug Birthday Celebration is Bling It On!
How cool is that?!
It's also new release Tuesday at the Bugaboo Store and this
little beauty is just darling.
I colored her up and I'm a little disappointed you can't see it in the
picture, but I added some spray glitter to the balloon. 
Oh well, it looks really pretty in person. LOL!
I added some cool purple zebra patterned ribbon for another splash of color.
I hope that you will join them over at Catch the Bug this week for the rest of their challenges.  And while you're there, check out their blog hop!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bugaboo Birthday Celebration Day 3

Today is Day 3 of Bugaboo's Birthday Celebration.
Catch the Bug has a great color challenge today.
I used this adorable #4 with a cupcake in honor of
Bugaboo's 4th birthday!
I used some fabulous pink glitter paper, some pretty orange "linen look" paper, and some very bright yellow paper.  I added some gorgeous white and gray floral paper.  I backed them all with some black paper to enhance them all.
I used a silver glitter pen to put a little sparkle on the cupcake wrapper.
I would like to enter this into Catch the Bug's
Day 3 Birthday Celebration Color Challenge.

Bootprints in the Snow

I am dreaming of White Christmas. . .
We are having another wonderful challenge over at
The theme this week is ANYTHING GOES.
We are being sponsored by the very generous
Their stamps are just terrific!
For my project this week, I used these 2 terrific stamps
"Bootprints in the Snow" and "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas".
I wanted to keep it simple to keep the focus on the stamps.
I backed them with black paper and added a simple black bow.
I also added a little bit of glitter for the snow on the
 trees and on the hills.
I hope that you will join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges this week.
And please take a minute to check out our wonderful sponsor DRS Designs.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Good Morning!
I have had such a busy weekend crafting!
I needed to make a tag for a birthday present, and I
had this gorgeous All Dressed Up stamp just inchin' to be used.

I used some adorable Carta Bella paper Paris Girl 6x6 stack.
I added some gorgeous lace, some fabulous fabric roses, a few crystals, and topped it off with some beautiful fibers.
I used a white pen and a black glossy pen to accent the hearts better.
I used a glitter pen to add a little sparkle to the heart on her cheek.
I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Catch the Bug Birthday Sketch Challenge

It's Day 2 of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Birthday Challenge.

Today is a fabulous sketch challenge.

This is what I created with this sketch.

I used a cute Bugaboo "Hey Chickie" stamp.
I aadded some bright papers a die cut, a tag, and some
new lace I got for my birthday.
I would like to enter this into Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge.
By the way, if you haven't checked out the big birthday sale over
at Bugaboo, you still have time.  Tomorrow is the last day.

The Glittering 20's

Good Saturday Morning everyone!
It is super cold outside, so a perfect day for crafting inside.
Of course any day is a great day for crafting!
I found this adorable image on the Lacy Sunshine website that I
just had to have.  She's called 1920's Curly Sue's.
I just couldn't wait to make something with her.


I used some fabulous DCWV paper from the All Dressed Up stack.
Black and silver with glitter.  Perfect!
I added some pretty white venetian lace that I used a stamp pad to color silver.
Then I added some silver glittery ribbon on top of it.
I had to add a pretty silvery gray flower and some crystals
for a nice romantic look.
I added some chunky silver glitter for the big silver parts on the dress,
and some fine silver glitter for the small silver dots on the dress and hat.
I also added a little silver glitter around the brooch on her hat.
I added white glitter on the white areas on her dress.
If you seen my projects before, you know I love glitter and sparkle!
To top it all off, I added some fabulous fibers and ribbons.
Some with sparkle and some without.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenges - Monochromatic
Paper Pretties - Monochromatic
Sassy Studio Designs - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
ABC Challenge - D is for Dazzle
(Lace/Ribbon, Free, Fussy Cutting, Bling)

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Bingo
(Flower, Glitter, Ribbon)

You Light My Fire

Time for a new challenge over at Glitter N Sparkle challenges!
We are having a fabulous challenge with a great theme
Stitching Real or Faux
Our wonderful sponsors this week are
These are some wonderful sponsors. 
I hope that you will take time to check out their stores.
For my project this week, I got to use a fabulous stamp from
Sassy Studio Designs - Fireman Honey.
I decided since it was getting close to Valentine's Day, I would
use this design to make a Valentine's card for my husband.
I used my diamond plate embossing folder for the background.
Colored it with some silvers and grays for the nice chrome look.
Then I added a little bit of DCWV paper from their All Dressed Up stack.
A couple of pretty roses and some fabulous fibers
with ribbons for a nice addition.
For the finishing touch I added a little bit of faux stitching around the edges.
I hope you will join us over at Glitter N Sparkle.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Mema's Craft Challenges - Bingo Card
(Ribbon/Faux Stitching/Free Digi Stamp)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chocolate is a Girls Best Friend

Diamonds are a girls best friend...
NOPE!  It's definitely chocolate!!!
Bugaboo stamps is having a big Birthday Bash this week.
They are turning 4 and are celebrating BIG!
A blog hop with some absolutely awesome projects made by
their absolutely fabulous DT, challenges everyday, and prizes
at the end of the week!
It may be their 4th birthday party, but we're getting the gifts.
Oh! And they are having a fabulous sale from now thru Monday.
You have to check out their adorable birthday stamps!
Today's challenge  at Catch the Bug is a Bingo card.
I love Bingo Challenges!
I used a Bugaboo image, Free Space, and Ribbon.
I did some bling too!  I do love bling!
I had to buy this fabulous stamp the second I saw it!
And this challenge was the perfect opportunity to use it immediately!
I used some fabulous papers that I picked up at Wal-Mart in a 6x6 stack.
A pretty, sheer, polka dotted ribbon to top it all off with.
I hope that you will take the time to check out Bugaboo's stamps,
and Catch the Bug's Challenges and blog hop.
You won't be disappointed!
Oh yeah, and
(and maaaaany more!)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Bingo Card
Milk Coffee Challenges - Monochromatic
Paper Pretties Challenge - Monochromatic
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ribbons & Pearls

Ribbons & Pearls!
What a fun new challenge from Craftitude this week.
I really enjoyed this weeks challenge!
We are being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
Sassy Studio Designs
I made this card that I am going to use as a picture frame.
I thought this would be perfect for my children's picture with Disney's Ariel.

I used Sassy Studio's Syrena mermaid stamp.
Isn't she just lovely?
For my ocean I used some fine lace and a blue stamp pad to color it.
I love this technique!
I added some gorgeous blue fibers with a hint of gold.
I got these for Christmas and absolutely love them!!
I added some medium and small pearls to the top of the water.
For my rock that Syrena is sitting on, I cut out a piece of gold glitter ribbon.
I also added a little piece of ribbon to the top for an added touch.
Please join us at Craftitude this week for this wonderful challenge!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sassy Studios - Creative Technique (inking lace)
That Craft Place - Charming
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
(Lace/Ribbon, Free, Fussy Cutting, Pearls)
Red Carpet Studio - Use something New
A Creative Romance - Something New
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New (new craft stash)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


That's the theme for our challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
We are being sponsored by this fabulous stamp designer
I got to use this absolutely gorgeous stamp for my project this week.
These stamps are so beautifully detailed, but so easy to use.
This beautiful rose design was perfect to make this box.
I used DCWV fabric adhesive paper for the background of the roses.
I used my Spellbinders die to cut it out.
After adding this beautiful stamp, added some little pearls and crystals.
Lastly added some of my favorite lace and some ribbon around the base of the box.
Please join us over at Just Inspiration Challenges.
We're looking forward to see what you create.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Birthday!!

It's time for another birthday!
I needed to make a card for a birthday that was coming up, and
I thought this cute little stamp from All Dressed Up would be perfect.
I used a wonderful paper that I though was just perfect for this stamp.
I made some little balloons, and added some pretty ribbon for the streamers.
Nice and simple.
I didn't even add glitter, which is really unusual for me.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up - Clean & Simple
That Craft Place - Charming
Ladybug Crafts - Clean & Simple
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Doing the Wash!

Good Morning!
I hope everyone is having a terrific day today!
Over at Glitter N Sparkle we are having a great new challenge this week.
We are being sponsored this week by these fabulous sponsors
Patties Creations Digital Stamps
I got to use this cute little stamp from Digi Darla.
Isn't she cute?
I decided to keep this just clean and simple.
The way laundry should be!!
I wanted to make a little picture for my laundry room to add a little
cheeriness while I'm doing my least favorite chore - laundry.
Please check out these great sponsors, and we hope to see you
joining us over at Glitter N Sparkle this week.


What a beautiful day!
It's a great day to be crafting!
Glitter N Sparkle is having a really fun challenge this week.
This week our fabulous sponsors are
I was lucky enough to get to use 2 of these great stamps this week!
This first one is a fabulous cupcake design from Lacy Sunshine.
I used flowers, my digi stamp, and butterflies.
I also added a nice die cut for the background.
I used some white glitter paper for the base.
I love this cute digi stamp. She is just adorable.
She makes a really cute birthday card.
For my second card, I used a regal looking Floppy Latte design.
I used bling, my digi stamp, and some lace.
I used DCWV Tradewinds mat stack for my background papers.
I colored this stack in white and golds.
I added a little bling to the flower, and to the headdress on my girl.
I also added a little lace across her body.
Please join us over at Glitter N Sparkle!