Friday, November 29, 2013

Add a Button!

This week Craftitude has a new challenge
Add a Button.
Our sponsors this week are
Digi Darla
Eureka! Stamps
Finally! The stamps you've been looking for. Eureka rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts
I hope everyone will take a minute to check out their stamps.
I made a card using this cute little Digi Darla stamp.
I used some cute Christmas paper that I had stashed away for a while.
I thought this worked pretty good with this cute little cat.
I used a white gel pen on the Santa's hat fur, and of course I added my buttons.
Lastly I added just a little bit of ribbon across the top and bottom.
Please join us over at Craftitude this week.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I made a birthday present for my daughter, but I still needed a card.
I used some really cool stamps from Saturated Canary.
I used the "picture frame" stamp from Bugaboo to
enhance the Saturated Canary Stamps. 
I took several different stamps and cut them down to fit the photo frames. 
 I picked out the stamps that seemed to fit my daughter's personality the best.

I used DCWV Tradewinds Stack and some great Burlap paper from
DCWV Burlap Stack.  I love these stacks!
I added a burlap rose, some buttons, and a couple of vintage brads.
My daughter really loves vintage things, so I thought it fit her well.
I distressed the card for an added touch.  I love the distressed look.
I used a file to rough up the edges, and I curled some of the edges.
I also unraveled the edges of the burlap paper.
I LOVE the Saturated Canary saying that I used for the inside.
This is a beautiful saying for all girls.
These pictures really represent all that my daughter is:
she fishes and hunts and loves the outdoors, bakes, clogs (dances), beauty pageants, helps on the farm, loves campfires and bonfires,
and is a great help to me always.  I am very proud of her.
She is one of a kind, and I wanted to make a one of a
 kind card for her to represent her. 
I would like to enter this into the Saturated Canary Challenge - Distressed and Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Frame A Female

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Favorite Things

This week is my daughter's birthday.
I wanted to make something really special for her birthday.
So, I decided on an explosion box.
Since one of her favorite things is baking, I had to buy some
new House Mouse stamps for the occasion.


Since her #1 best selling cake is White Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (and yes, it is even better than it sounds), I colored the chocolate chips white for white chocolate. 
I also added some glitter to the cake.
I used sky blue glittering H20's for the water in the measuring cup.
I also added some white flocking to the bowl to look like flour.
I used DCWV Chateau Lavender Stack.
I wanted to make it a little extra special, so I took a picture of a sign that we had made for our kitchen that says "Holly & Faith's kitchen".  Then I printed it out on cardstock, cut it out and attached it to the box.  I thought that would add a really nice personalization to the box.
I can't wait for her to open it!
I would like to enter this into the House Mouse Challenge - My favorite things, Cute Card Thursday - Anything But a Card,
and Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Add Some Glitter & Sparkle

Add some Glitter & Sparkle
Oh my goodness!!!  My favorite thing!!
Glitter N Sparkle is having a fabulous challenge this week
and the theme is, you guessed it, Add Some Glitter & Sparkle.
This week we are being sponsored by
I got to use a wonderful design from Fresh Brewed Designs
- Building a Snowman, and a couple of great verses. 
I used a some really pretty Christmas paper.
I added some glitter, lots of glitter.
Please join us over at Glitter N Sparkle for this weeks challenge.
I would like to enter this in to the following Challenges:
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Birthday Recipe Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
I have been scrapbooking the whole weekend. 
I have 2 weeks left to finish 4 scrapbooks.  My daughter and I have been working really hard on these.  They are Christmas presents for her clogging teachers, and their Christmas  party is 2 weeks from now.
But after today, we are 3/4 done with them.  Yeah!!!
I did have to take a little break and participate in the all new
They have a challenge on Facebook that anyone can enter even if they don't have a blog.  I think that is wonderful.
Their theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!
I wanted to do something a little different for this challenge.
I decided to make a Birthday Card for an upcoming Christmas birthday.
But I wanted to add a new twist to it.
I added a tag with a recipe on it for Buttercream Icing.

My daughter has her own small business from home where she makes cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, Life Is Sweet Treats. So, I went with a cooking theme.

I used the All Dressed Up stamp Sweetie Pie.  Isn't she cute?!
I also used some digi papers from NitWit designs.
I also decided I needed some kitchen embellishments, which I didn't have any of.  So, I made some from scratch.  I made a wooden spoon, and oven mitt, and a rolling pin.  I added a little "flour" to the rolling pin, and a little to her cheek.
You can't really see it too well in the pictures, but it looks really good.

I added a tag with some ribbon and fibers on it for the recipe tag.
Lastly I added some flowers and a brad in the corner.

I had so much fun with this card!
All Dressed Up also has a fabulous Challenge Blog as well.
Their Design Team is absolutely fabulous! They have incredible projects.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Use Metal
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Show Us Some Snow!

Glitter N Sparkle wants you to
That is our challenge theme this week.
We are being sponsored this week by
All of these sponsors are offering up some fabulous prizes.
I was privelaged enough to get to work with this wonderful
Sassy Studios image - Holiday Honey Cinderella.

I added some glitter to the snowflakes in the background, and I
used glitter paper for the snow at Cinderella's feet.
I hope you will join us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, and
check out these great sponsors.
I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Clear it Out - The Snow is Falling (Use a Snowflake)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fairy Merry Christmas!

It's definitely time to be getting those Christmas cards finished.
I found the Christmas Challenge BlogSpot and was inspired by their
current challenge - Fairies or Angels.
I had a really cute fairy stamp that I had been dying to use,
so I figured this was the perfect time to do so.d
I had been thinking about using a purple background but
the red polka dots jumped out at me. 
 I paired that with the green paper, and some white glittered paper. 
I used some Echo Park Very Merry Christmas collection.

I added some beautiful white and red flowers and a white glittered snowflake.
Next I added a "Merry Christmas" tag to my Christmas card.
I also added a small white glittered snowflake next to the fairy.
I wanted to keep this card fairly simple. 
I didn't think it needed a lot of extra embellishments. Just a lot of Sparkle.
I know the purple and green colors for the fairy's outfit is a little different,
but for some reason, I really like it with the red polka dots.
OK, sometimes I have weird tastes.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Christmas Blog Challenge - Fairies or Angels
Christmas Card Challenges - Sparkle or Bling
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - November Extra Challenge

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. . .

We have another terrific challenge over at
Wooden Embellishments
You can do any type of project as long as you include a wooden embellishment.
We are being sponsored this week by
This week I got to use this really cute Christmas Tree stamp they have.
It's a little quirky, and just adorable!
I used DCWV The Winter Holiday stack.
I added a ribbon and bow at the top of the tag for an added touch.
Hope you can join us at Just Inspirational Challenges this week!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Extra November Challenge

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dance of the Sugar Plum

I have been not been feeling well the last couple of days, so I have been watching movies.  My favorite is White Christmas with Bing Crosby.
The ballerinas at the end of the movie inspired me to create this card.
I didn't want to use the usual red, I wanted to do something a little different, so I went with softer colors like pinks, and blues.

Oh my goodness! Isn't she the cutest ballerina ever?!
This stamp is called Abi Ballerina from All Dressed Up Stamps.
These stamps are absolutely adorable.
If you haven't seen these stamps, I highly recommend you check them out.
I used some fabulous papers from Maja Designs.
I also used a wonderful swirly die cut for an added touch.
You can find both of these from Stay True To God.
I also used a little bit of paper from DCWV Chateau Lavendar stack.
I added some lovely pink glittered ribbon, my favorite lace,
and some gorgeous pink paper flowers.
I also added a pretty white flower with a crystal brad for a center
and some lovely tulle for a very simple bow.
Next I added some pretty crystals to the ballerina's hair for a nice look.
I also added some beautiful fibers for the tag.
Some pinks, whites, and greens.  Some with glitter.
And lastly I added glitter.
Lots and Lots of glitter!
I added glitter to the ballerina's skirt, the flowers,
around the tag, and around the card.
You can never have to much glitter. 
Although my husband might disagree with that statement.  LOL!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up - Add Ribbon and/or lace
Sassy Studios - Not your typical Christmas
 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Uncommon Christmas
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes 
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Ribbons/Lace and Bling
 Lori Boyd Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Avenue 613- Anything Goes

Tag It!

 I hope everyone is having a great day today!
I have so many projects that I need to get done in the next
2 weeks that I am just so excited.
Christmas is coming up fast, and my daughter's dance studio's Christmas party is in 2 weeks.  We always make them a scrapbook for their Christmas present, and we have only just recently started on it.  But, No Pressure!  Right??
Well in the meantime I have been working on some other projects, and some cards as well.  Doing all of it definitely keeps my inspiration going.
This week over at Glitter N Sparkle we have another fabulous challenge
 going on - Tag Me, or Make or Add a Tag.
I just love making tags! They are so much fun to do.
We have some really wonderful and generous sponsors for this challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps
Floppy Latte
Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time
Stitchy Bear

I got to use two of these wonderful designs this week.
The first one is from Floppy Latte.

Doesn't this design just make you feel warm and cozy?
And it was perfect for adding tags to the mantle.
I really loved working with this image.
The second project I got to do this week was a tag using a Bugaboo Stamp.

Isn't she adorable?!
Bugaboo has a fabulous selection of these girls for all seasons.

I hope you will get to get over to these great sponsors sites.
They have some wonderful stamps that are definitely worth checking out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas Gift
Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Indoors
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Extra November Challenge

Sketch It with Bugaboo!

Bugaboo's Catch The Bug challenge blog is having another
fabulous sketch challenge this week.
When I saw this one, I just couldn't wait to get started on it!
Here is my take on the sketch.
I used Bugaboo's Oval Rose for this card.
I added some fabulous papers from Maja Design.
These papers are from Sweden and they are gorgeous!
You can check out these beautiful papers at Stay True to God
This website has some wonderful papers and products.
I hope you can check them out.
I think these papers work perfect for this beautiful Oval Rose stamp.
I hope you will make it over to Catch the Bug this week.
And while you're there, please stop by Bugaboo Stamps
They are incredible!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Clean & Simple  11-30-13
2 Sisters Challenge - Uncommon Christmas

Friday, November 15, 2013

Glittered Fairy!

We have another great challenge over at Craftitude this week.
Anything Goes/Falling Leaves
We are being sponsored this week by Milk Coffee stamps.
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I got to use Fairy Tiffany this week.
How pretty is she?!
The Tiffany Fairy from Milk Coffee stamps is so very pretty.
I used some fabulous Swedish papers from Maja Design.
You can find these at Stay True To God.
This paper is much prettier in person than it shows up on here.
The middle pink banner has falling roses and leaves cascading down it.
I think it is a really soft look.
I added my favorite lace and some pretty fabric roses.
I added some glitter.  Ok, maybe LOTS of glitter for the wings.
Please stop by Milk Coffee to check out their other great stamps.
And I hope that will join us over at Craftitude for this weeks challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge Blog - Fairytales 11-20-13
The Paper Girls - Cut It Out  11-16-13
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes 11-30-13
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes 11-17-13
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes 11-21-13
Artistic Inspirations - Use A Sentiment  11-18-13
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes 11-27-13
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cute As A Button!

Hey Everybody!
I know I haven't posted anything up for quite a while, but I have
been super busy with school, and clogging.
So much has  been going on, that I haven't had time to do
very much card making lately. And I really miss it!
We just found these super cute digital images.
They are called All Dressed Up.
After seeing these great stamps, I had to take the time to make a card
with the cute puppy stamp.
I absolutely fell in love with him!

They also have some great digital papers too.
I thought they would be perfect for this card.
These papers are so easy to use.
Buy, Download, Print, and Use!
How easy is that!
I used some browns, creams, berry red, and yellow & oranges for this card.
I took the leftover paper I had and I used a leaf punch on it.
I thought it would add a nice touch to this project.
I hope if you haven't been over to All Dressed Up, that you will stop by and visit them.  They have great stamps, papers, and challenges.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
All Dressed Up - Autumn Colors
Cupcake Inspirations - Espresso, Berry, & Goldenrod
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Autumn Colors
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Cards For Kids
Avenue 613- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration


Monday, November 11, 2013

All Wrapped Up!

WOW! I can't believe it is November already!
And more unbelievable is we are expecting our first snow of the season.
I was 62 degrees today, and snow tomorrow. Wow, just wow!
Well, even though we're expecting snow, I was in the
mood to make something Fallish. Autumn is such a beautiful season.
 So, let's CELEBRATE Autumn!
The CLP Challenge Blog is having their last sketch challenge this month.
I really hate to see them end; they have such fabulous sketches.
And I have found the most wonderful digi stamps.
These are absolutely adorable.
If you haven't seen these, you should really check them out.
They also have some great challenges.
Their theme this week is Autumn Colors or Give Thanks.
I decided to go with the Autumn Colors.
I used an All Dressed Up stamp, All Wrapped Up.
Isn't she just darling?
I used some beautiful fall colored My Mind's Eye
paper pad from their Reunion Collection.
I added some copper color glittered ribbon, orange eyelash yarn,
some off white lace, 2 leaf brads, 2 gorgeous flowers,
and a really nice wooden diecut from Stay True To God.
I had so much fun picking out the Autumn colors to use.
I used Browns, Creams, Berries, Oranges, Yellows, Blues, Greens, and Purples.
I want to enter this into the following Challenges:
CLP Challenge Blog - Sketch challenge 11-30-13
All Dressed Up - Autumn Colors or Give Thanks 11-13-13
Cupcake Inspiration - Espresso, Berry, Goldenrod 11-16-13
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes 11-17-13
One Sweet Challenge - It's a Feast! (Fall) 11-30-13
Ribbon Carousel Blog - Holidays & Celebrations 11-30-13
The Paper Girls Challenge - Cut It Out  11-15-13
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration 11-17-13