Saturday, May 31, 2014

Through the Craftroom Door

Good Morning!!

I have some exciting news to share with you today!
 Today, I want to share my card which has been published in the latest issue of Through The Craft Room Door online magazine.

 Through The Craft Room Door is an electronic magazine packed with articles, tutorials and inspiration all the paper crafter. 
Wendy Burns and three brand new, exclusive All Dressed Up images are being featured in the current issue.  Several of the design team submissions are also included and our very own Christine is featured on the cover.
She has done a fabulous job using the "Little Bookworm" stamp.

The three exclusive digis are:
Flowers for you                                                     Love Spring Time

 Best Friends

These three digital images are currently available only by subscribing to Through The Craft Room Door.  Your subscription entitles you to 5  issues with an additional holiday issue in the November/December issue for $18.00/year. You will have access to all the previous issues, over 100 free digi's, tutorials, inspiration, prizes and articles!

For my card, I used the All Dressed Up stamp "Rock My World".
I some very summery looking paper from Echo Park.
I used a 6x6 pad called "A Perfect Summer".
For the grass at the bottom, I used a grass mask from
A Special Touch of Border masks.
I also used a great template from Kiwi Lane.
These All Dressed Up stamps are just fabulous!
I hope that you will check out more of their great stamps and papers.
And if you like what you see (which I am sure that you will!),
I hope that you will check out our challenge blog at
We have some great free digi stamps over on our challenge blog as well.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

From the Heart May Challenge

I would like to share with my latest card today.
I used a cute little From the Heart stamp.
This is their stamp of the month for May.
I also used the From the Heart sketch for this week.
I just loved it!

I used some fabulous papers from K&Co.
Such pretty fun and summery colors.
I added some pretty flowers, and some lace butterflies.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
From the Heart - May Challenge
From the Heart - Sketch Challenge

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mother's Day card

Hope everyone had a very Happy Mother's Day.
I would like to share the card I made for my Mother for Mother's Day.
I used the sketch from the current challenge at From The Heart stamps.
I used a really cute stamp from From The Heart stamps.
I used some really spingy looking paper from my stash.
Then I added some pretty flowers for some more color.
I embossed the green gingham paper with a pretty flower design.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
From The Heart - May Stamp of The Month Challenge
From The Heart - Sketch Challenge
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - L is for Lots of Layers
Created With Love Challenges - For the Love of Critters
Glitter N Sparkle - Female Cards
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Love Is In The Air!

Ready for another challenge?
All Dressed Up is having another fabulous challenge.
The theme for this great challenge is Stitching -Real of Faux.
Ok, so I'm not the best with stitching, but I did have fun with this one.
I got to use this fabulous All Dressed Up image "Love Is In The Air".
Along with the "Love Is In The Air" stamp I used, I added
2 hearts from the "I Love To Dance" stamp.
I used some really cute paper from Echo Park's
 "A Perfect Summer" 6x6 stack.
These are some of my favorite colors.
But truthfully, I really love ALL colors!
I added some of my favorite lace and some pretty glittery purple ribbon.
And of course, I added some gorgeous white and purple flowers.
The finishing touch was the faux stitching. 
I wanted to use the same stitching design that was on the hot air balloon.
However, I wanted to make the stitching bigger to draw attention
and be more like a frame for the hot air balloons.
I hope that will join us over at All Dressed Up stamps for this great challenge.
It'll be a lot of fun!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - May Flower Challenge
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - Flowers, Lace, &/or Ribbon
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Favorite Color Combo
{Pin}inspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration
I was inspired by these gorgeous colors!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Little Fidget

I want to share my Little Fidget tag I made.
I used this cute little Little Fidget stamp from Lacy Sunshine.
I used some pretty apricot polka-dotted paper from My Mind's Eye.
I added some pretty ribbon at the bottom, and of course some great fibers.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Apricot/Pistachio/Espresso

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Ok, among all my weddings this year,
I just celebrated my 25th anniversary.
I made my husband a card using a cute little Lacy Sunshine stamp.
I used one of my favorite color combinations for his & pink.
I know, I know...I have a lot of favorite color combinations.
I just really love all the colors! I think they are all my favorites.
I used some really cute chalkboard paper and some
rosy papers from Maja Designs.
I used the pink roses paper because he bought me gorgeous pink roses
2 days early for our anniversary.  He said that way I could enjoy them longer.
Since my husband likes the simpler cards, I kept it clean and simple.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Use Your Favorite Color Combination
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - In The Pink
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Stack Um Up
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenges - photo inspiration

Wedded Bliss

I have a lot of weddings to go to this year.
So, I made another wedding card.
I used these 2 great bride and groom images from Bugaboo stamps.
Used some pretty pink and ivory paper from my stash.
I used my  Mr & Mrs embossing folder for an added touch.
And of course what's a wedding card without a flower and pearls?
I would like to enter this into the Catch the Bug sketch challenge.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To Have & To Hold

I don't know if you have seen the new images over at All Dressed Up
but they are absolutely wonderful!!
Wendy has designed some new wedding stamps for her latest release.
And they are some of the prettiest I have seen!
I was privileged enough to get use the To Have & To Hold stamp.
Loved it~

I used some pretty ivory and black cardstock.
For added color, I added some gorgeous paper from Pion papers.
I used my favorite Martha Stewart lace edged punch.
I have used it so much, that I have wore one out.
Of course, for a wedding card, I had to add some pretty blue and purple flowers.
And of course pearls were a necessity.
I decided to go with an ivory gown instead of the normal white.
I edged the whole card in a pretty black and white flowered paper.
Please stop All Dressed Up stamps to check out the other stamps in
this new release, they are truly wonderful.
And I hope you take time to check out the other fabulous stamps,
and their current challenge,

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - May Challenge - Flowers
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Flowers, Ribbon, or Lace
Mema's Craft Challenge - May Flowers
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Make it COLORFUL!!

Today at Just Inspirational Challenges we are starting our monthly challenge.
Our theme this month is "Make it Colorful"!
We are being sponsored this month by
I got to use this great stamp from a Star In My Pocket.
I wanted to make a bookmark using this great stamp.

I used some pretty papers from Echo Park and Graphic 45.
I added some pretty purple flowers with some glitter and crystals
and some very glittery green ribbon.
I colored the books with a lot of different colors.
I love reading, so this was so much fun to make for me.
Please join us at Just Inspirational Challenges for
this month's monthly challenge.