Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Giveaway for Kaitlynn

Today, I want to do something a little bit different.
I want to share with you a very special request from one of
my fellow Design Team members.

She has a beautiful, and very sick, little girl.
She is requesting cards for her little one.
In exchange, she is offering up some blog candy.

I hope that you will take the time to read what she has written below
and maybe have time to make a card for this sweet girl.

Holly H

Giveway for my Daughter
Coucou tout le monde!

Hello everybody!

Aujourd'hui, c'est un poste un peu spécial sur mon blog.

Today, it is a little bit special post on my blog.

Voici une petite explication:

This is a little explanation:

"Comme beaucoup d'entre-vous le savez, j'ai 5 enfants dont une petite fille de 5 ans, Katlynn. Depuis 9 semaines maintenant, elle est malade. Elle a commencé par une grippe, puis une semaine après, une angine et enfin, 5 jours après la fin de son traitement antibiotique, une seconde angine. Après deux nouvelles bouteilles d'antibiotique à prendre, elle a continué à avoir de la fièvre. Le 12 avril, notre médecin a décidé de lui faire une grosse prise de sang et une analyse d'urines. Les résultats de ces analyses nous montrent qu'elle a une mononucléose, un cytomégalovirus, une hépatite virale et une infection urinaire. Cela fait 9 semaines qu'elle tombe sans arrêt malade. Début de semaine passée, nous avons dû nous rendre chez un pédiatre qui, après avoir vu les résultats d'analyses et l'avoir auscultée, a décidé de l'hospitaliser. Elle sera écartée pendant encore trois semaines si tout va bien."

" As many of you know it, I have 5 children among whom a 5-year-old girl, Katlynn. For 9 weeks now, she is sick. She began with a flu, then one week later, a pharyngitis and finally, 5 days after the end of her treatment antibiotic, a second pharyngitis. After two new bottles of antibiotic to be taken, she continued to have a temperature. On April 12th, our doctor decided to make her a big blood test and an urine test. The results of these analyses show us that she has a mononucléose, a cytomégalovirus, a viral hepatitis and an infection urinaire. It has been 9 weeks since she non-stop falls ill. At the beginning of last week, we had to go to a paediatrician's who, having seen the results of analyses and having sounded her, decided to hospitalize her. She will be spread during another three weeks if everything is well. "

Afin de lui remonter le moral, une de mes amie m'a donné l'idée de vous proposer un petit "Blog Candy".

To go back up to her the morale, one of my friend gave me the idea to propose you a small " Giveway ".

En effet, voici ce que je vous propose:

- Partager le badge de ce blog candy dans la barre latérale de votre blog.
- Partager l'info sur votre blog.
- Envoyer une carte à ma petite fille. Si vous désirez participer, envoyez-moi un mail à et je vous fournirai notre adresse.
- Soyez un suiveur de mon blog.

Indeed, here is what I propose you:

- Share the badge of this blog candy in the lateral bar of your blog.
- Share the info on your blog.
- Send a card to my girl. If you wish to participate, send me a mail in and I shall supply you our address.
- Be a follower of my blog.

Ce blog candy est ouvert jusqu'au 31 mai. Le 31 mai, Katlynn tirera au sort la gagnante.

This blog candy is opened until May 31st. On May 31st, Katlynn will draw lots the winner.

La gagnante remportera un lot de matériel surprise.

The winner will win a prize of material surprise.

Si vous êtes nombreux à participer, un second gagnant sera tiré au sort également.

If you are numerous to participate, a second winner will also be drawn lots.

En espérant vous voir nombreux à participer, je vous remercie et vous souhaite une excellente journée!

By hoping to see you numerous to participate, I thank you and wish you an excellent day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Medley!

Happy Spring!
I am so very glad that it is Spring.
I am very tired of cold Winter weather.
So, in celebration of warmer weather, I wanted to make
a card with some pretty flowers.
I saw this great stamp over at From The Heart Stamps
and I just had to have it!
I also decided to use a From The Heart Stamps sketch.
Created by Barb Penn

I used some great DCWV green glittered cardstock.
I pulled out some great polka-dotted paper from my stash.
And used some pretty purple paper too.
Purple and Green are definitely my favorite color combo.
I colored my flowers in pretty purple, pink, and yellow.
I used to not care for the color yellow, but it's starting to grow on me.

I just love this stamp!
From The Heart has some more great stamps if you want to check them out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
From The Heart - Monthly Challenge
From The Heart - Sketch Challenge
Lacy Sunshine - Use Your Favorite Color Combos
Dream Valley Challenges - Say It With Words
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Stack Em' Up

Sketch It!

Happy Tuesday Morning!
What a great day to craft!
Just Inspirational Challenges is having a fantastic new challenge
this week.  Something a little different.  We're doing a sketch challenge!
And what a cool sketch it is!
Isn't it great?!  I just love it!
We are being sponsored this challenge by
I got to use a fabulous stamp from Dilly Beans!
I just absolutely love it!!!

I used some great papers from Echo Park Summer 6x6 paper pad.
A little bit of DCWV blue glitter paper and
some pretty blue flowered paper from Graphic 45 "Botanical Tea" 6x6 pad.
I really love all colors, so I don't really have a favorite one (they are ALL my favorites!), but 2 of my favorites are blue and yellow together.
It just feels so happy!
I added some pretty turquoise/blue and yellow flowers with a crystal center.
I also added a gorgeous crystal spray. Love the crystals!
Please join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
Can't wait to see what you create!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Favorite Color Combo
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Just as You Like It

Monday, April 28, 2014

Movie Time!

I was on Diva's By Design's Challenge Blog
and fell in LOVE with their challenge this week.
Let's Go To The Movies!
I love movies!
So I was very excited to make something movie inspired.
And since I always give movies for birthday and Christmas presents,
I decided on making a tag to use with a movie present.
Add a couple of movies, some popcorn, movie theatre gift certificates, etc and you've got a fun birthday gift.

I used an adorable stamp from Lacy Sunshine Eleanor & Pickles 3D Movie.
Aren't they adorable?!
For my background paper, I took a popcorn box we got at the movies, and scanned it on the copier.  Then I did a little bit of color enhancing on the picture.
I decided on mostly red, white, black, and yellow colors.
I absolutely love a "movie" color scheme.
I would say this is one of my favorite color combos, but I really love all colors!!
I added some great Tim Holtz movie film, a few crystals, and some fibers.
I also added one of our family movie tickets to the background.
I thought this would make a good tag with a good memory.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Diva's By Design - Let's Go To The Movies!
Lacy Sunshine - Use Your Favorite Color Combination
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Challenges - "The Heat"
Sassy Studios - Anything But A Square
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Stack 'Um Up

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hope everyone is doing great today!
We are having another great challenge over at Just Inspirational Challenges
this week.
Use Wood & Fabric.
We are being sponsored this week by
If you haven't checked out these stamps yet, I hope that you will stop
by their shops and take a look.
This week I got to use a really great stamp from The Paper Shelter.
I wanted to do something with a Springy/Summery feel to it.
I thought this paper with the County Fair on it was perfect for the convertible stamp.  Just ready for cruisin'!
I used some cute paper from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad.
I added a cute little wood trim from Stay True To God.
I hope that you will join us over at Just Inspirational Challenges this week.

My New Spring Outfit

WOW! We have had absolutely gorgeous weather the last few days.
I am sooo lovin' it!
It has really put me in the mood for this week's
All Dressed Up challenge.
The theme this week is SPRING!
I used this really cute stamp "Love My Sister".

Love My Sister

As much as I love this stamp, since I only have one daughter,
I only used one of the girls.

I decided to make a tag to put on a gift for my daughter.
A new Spring outfit.

I used DCWV Sweet Stack paper.
I added some white pleated and pink ruffled gingham trim.
A few sparkly flowers, some crystals, and a few ribbons for an added touch.
The pink and white colors with the flowers and ruffles
really make me think of Spring.
Please join us over at All Dressed Up Challenges this week.
The All Dressed Up girls have some fabulous inspiration this week (as always!).
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Spring Theme challenge
Mema's Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Make it Creative

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bubble Time!

Happy Sunday afternoon!!
It is one beautiful day, and I'm lovin' it!
I wanted to share this adorable Lacy Sunshine stamp I used on my latest tag.
I needed to make a tag to put with a bottle of bubble bath
that I am going to be giving as a gift with some other bath things.
Kind of a Spa gift.

Isn't she just too cute!
And perfect for this gift!
The sentiment is form All Dressed Up.
These are some fabulous stamps.
I used Graphic 45 Botanical 6x6 paper pad.
I added some fabulous lace and fibers.
And for the bubbles, I originally used some Glossy Accents,
but then decided to use these great gems I found at Michael's Craft Store.
Don't they look just like real bubbles?
I also wanted to add a little distressing look for a more shabby chic look.
So, I used a small paintbrush to roll down the edge of one of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Make It Feminine
Fairies Challenges - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Mema's Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Make It Creative
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Use Lace or Doilies
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Inspiration Photo

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring is Here!

I hope everyone is doing well today.
I am sooo ready for Spring weather, and we had it today.
Just beautiful!!
So I was in the mood to do a Springy project, and one of the ones I
decided on was a From The Heart stamp.
I used their sketch for this because I really liked how it fit with this stamp.
I love the fun, Springy colors of this card.
So cheerful!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
From the Heart - Monthly challenge
From the Heart - Sketch Challenge
Catch the Bug - Spring

Monday, April 7, 2014

For the Love of Music

Good Monday Morning!!
And this is a fabulous Monday morning.
I have been sick for the past week, but today I am feeling much better.
Today I have a tag/bookmark I want to share with you.
I used a fabulous new stamp from All Dressed Up stamps.
They have just released some more fabulous stamps.
If you haven't seen these yet, please stop by their shop and check them out.
They are wonderful!!!
All Dressed Up also has some really great freebies!
You have got to see them!
For this card I used one of their new stamps
"Just So Cool".
This one reminds me so much of my daughter, I had to use her.
I used some fabulous paper from DCWV Performance mat stack.
I added some white glitter paper to the top of the tag.
I added some sparkly music note cutouts from a music border punch.
I also added some pretty glittery ribbon accross the top.
And of course since I love glitter and sparkle, I added some black crystals along one side, and some clear crystals in the border next to the girl.
I also used my silver glitter pen to color her hair barrette.
For the final touch I added some black/white polka-dotted ribbon,
some pretty silver fibers, and some other ribbons and fibers.
Please join us over at All Dressed Up for their current challenge.
I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - I for "In a Line"
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Sweets!

I have been doing a lot of nothing this weekend since I have been so sick.
But I did decide to do another card.
I used the sketch from From The Heart.
I used this cute little stamp from From The Heart stamps.
I paired it with DCWV Sweet Stack (one of my all time favorites).
I made a little bow out of some netting and then framed the bunny with it.
And I decided to do something different this time, I didn't use my Copics.
I decided to use color pencils.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - No Markers
From The Heart - Sketch Challenge
Emerald Fairies - Easter Challenge

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chef Cookbook Book Marker

Since I have been feeling under the weather still,
I have been doing a little bit of crafting.
Since my daughter is an avid baker and cook,
I decided to make her a bookmark for her cookbook.
My daughter and I both love the chalkboard look, so this was perfect for her.
I used my Copic markers to make the "chalkboard".
I used this super cute Chef stamp from Bugaboo.
I used some Teresa Collins "Noel" paper for the tablecloth.
And of course, I added some fabulous red, black, and white ribbons and fibers.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Chalkboard Challenge
My Sheri Crafts - Anything But A Card
Scrap It Girl - Tags & Bags

Friday, April 4, 2014

Let's Go Fishing!

I am really excited about this week's challenge at Craftitude!
We are being sponsored this week by
I got to use this absolutely adorable stamp!
I just couldn't wait to make something with this stamp!
I made this tag for my husband's Anniversary gift.
I used this cute plaid paper and added some
white paper that I colored aqua with my Copics.
Next I added some Glossy Accents to the water to give to
a little bit of dimension.
I added some tannish orange corrugated paper from DCWV.
And lastly some fabulous fibers.
Please join us over at Craftitude for this fun challenge!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - All Boy
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Polkadoodle - Animal Magic
4 Crafty Chicks - Colored a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Challenges - Masculine

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


This week's challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges is PETS.
For this challenge, we are being sponsored by
For this challenge I got to use a great puppy stamp.
It is just adorable!

I made a Puppy Treat tag to attach to dog treat container.

Dear Daughter...

Happy April 1st!
We are definitely getting closer to Spring like weather. Finally!!!
And what better way to celebrate pretty weather, but a new challenge! Or 2!
Just Inspirational Challenges has just started their new monthly challenge
and a new weekly challenge today.
The monthly challenge theme is Family.
Love this theme!
For this monthly challenge we are being sponsored by
For my project for the monthly challenge I used this fabulous stamp from Zuri.
I decided to make something for my daughter to remind
her just what I think of her.
I added some pretty crystals, and a beautiful turquoise fabric rose.
Please join us this month at Just Inspirational Challenges for this fun challenge.