Saturday, April 30, 2011

Still Raining....

Well, it's still raining, so I was able to create another card.

The image is from Pollycraft, colored with Copics. Sentiment was created in Word.  Clouds and fish on the dp were outlined with blue and red Spica markers. A tiny bit of Stickles were placed on the waves.  

I created this card for a number of challenges.  One of them is a sketch from Papertake Weekly.  Here's the sketch:

sketch #55

A couple of others are to make a masculine card.  Now, I know that it has a little bit of bling, but not a ton.  Just a tiny amount of stickles on the waves (because waves do sparkle, yeah?) and a few jewels in the corner.  I think it can still be manly....right??  I have such a hard time with boy cards!  LOL

Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  I just took a look outside and the sun has *finally* come out, so I'm probably done for the day.  Time to go outside and play with the puppy.  Toodles!

Pollycraft: Fun & Games
Stamp-n-Doodle: Masculine
Cards for Men: Circles
Fab 'n' Funky: Red, White and Blue
Papertake Weekly: Sketch
My Time to Craft: Perfect Pets

Rain, Rain, Go Away....

...and don't come back.  Ever.  Ok, well, maybe once a week...on Tuesdays. (Can't be having a drought or anything.)  LOL  Well, it's another rainy day here in the Twin Cities.  Sigh.  At least it's not snow, and it gives me a chance to stay in and craft a bit while the hubby's at work.

So, what's the perfect project to work on while it pouring (ok, sprinkling for now) outside?  Tiddly Inks' April Showers challenge, of course!  Here we go!

For this card, I used Tiddly Inks' Donna.  Isn't she adorable??  I love how the handle of her umbrella is also a frog.  Yay!  =)  Whenever it rains, I think of those bright yellow vinyl raincoats and galoshes.  I don't know if I ever actually had a yellow raincoat and galoshes...but they sure do say "spring" to me!  The cloud paper is from Jillibean Soup.  I'm pretty sure it's part of their Blossom Soup collection, but I bought it loose and have lost the part that tells the name, so I'm not sure.  I outlined the clouds with a silver Spica pen, then used a light blue Spica pen to draw the raindrops.  Donna was colored using colored pencils and Gamsol.  I then used light green stickles to outline the umbrella.  Green dp is from Me & My Big Ideas Destination Paradise paper pack.  Ribbon is from Michael's. ones are from Iced Got Flowers, pink and green sparkle flower is from Flora Studios, and I don't remember where the little ones with the pearls are from.  I know I bought them at Archiver's.

So, anyway, there's my rainy day card.  I hope you liked it, and I hope you have better weather!  =D

AiFactory: Anything Goes

Candy Candy CANDY!!!!

Hey y'all!  Haunted Design House is giving away some candy...and let me tell you, it looks YUMMY!!  =)

Now, I don't know if you have ever been over to HDH.  I love it because it's like Halloween...all year long!  It's a little bit creepy, sometimes (rarely) cute...and totally fun!  They have challenges every Monday, and they're not your typical challenges.    If any of this sounds interesting, or you'd like a chance to win some delicious candy, head on over to Haunted Design House!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Little Cheering Up

My best friend has been going through some tough times lately.  She's the nicest, most gorgeous, sweetest person I know, but she has been feeling down in the dumps for a while now.  Tomorrow night we are having dinner, and I decided to make a card to try to cheer her up.  Hopefully it will help knock her out of the funk.  If anything, I hope it will be able to give her a little smile when she sees it.  (The sushi we're going to be eating won't hurt, either.)

And here's the inside:

The images and sentiments are by Happileigh Scrappin'. The sign on the front says "Share a cup with friends".
Images colored with Copics, Glaze Pens and Stickles.  I made the paper flowers with a couple of punches and brands, and I made the buttons with my Epiphany Crafts button maker.  Swirls were stamped with Milled Lavender Distress Ink, then I went over the lines with a clear Glaze Pen. The purple rectangle background is popped up using pop dots (to fit over the pearls on the ribbon) and the image is pop dotted above the background to add some more dimension.

Also, the sketch I used is from Digital Tuesday Challenges.  Here's the sketch:

I am also entering the card in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up: Make it POP
Digital Tuesday: Sketch by Natascha
Paper Playtime: Friends
KB Cute Monday: Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday: Squares  (I made a square card)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Sketch

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Simply Betty's having another challenge, and I bet you can guess what it is.  That's right.....ZOMBIES!!!  Yay!  Now, any image can be a zombie depending on the colors and accessories...but Betty's got some of the cutest zombies I've ever seen!  (Can zombies be considered cute??)  So, I figured I'd just use one of hers.  =D

Meet London:

Isn't she fab?!  When my mother heard I was going to do a zombie card, she immediately started moaning "Braaaaains.  BRAAAAAIIIINS!!!!"  Thus, a sentiment was born.  (And just in time...I was getting a little tired of her whispering "jellybeans" every 5 minutes.  That's what Easter does to my family.)  Here's the inside of the card...

I know, I know.  I'm sorry!  I just couldn't help it!  =D

Ok, London and dinner kitty were colored using Copics, with a little glaze pen for the blood.  Purple swirl background paper is from K & Company's specialty Halloween paper.  Purple diamond background is from Creative Imagination's Breathless collection.  Black paper with metallic skulls and bones is from DCWV's Rockstar stack.  Skull embellies are from Jolee's boutique.  Flowers are from I've-had-this-forever-and-don't-remember-where-I-got-them.  (Funny how many items seem to come from that place...)

Well, that's it!  I hope you liked it!  Thanks for stopping by...

Simply Betty Challenges: I {heart} Zombies Invasion
Haunted Design House HDH086: Alone in the Dark

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Christmas in

Happi Monday, everyone!  It's time for another challenge over at  Happileigh Scrappin'!  This week was Happi Sister Molly's turn, and the theme is Christmas.  Now, I know it's only April, and a lot of us are just finally getting rid of the snow...but December comes before you know it, and I don't know about you but I'm always running behind on my holiday cards.  Might as well get an early start, right?  Maybe this year I'll be done before mid-December!  LOL  

I created my card using Leigh's Dancing Holly, which can be found in her Christmas section here. I copied and flipped the image, then merged them using  The image was colored using Copic markers. For the green background, I took a forest green paper, spritzed it with Perfect Pearls, then smeared the mist with a paper towel. The flowers are from Flora Doodles.

Now hopefully y'all are as anxious as I was to get a head start on your holiday cards.  Hop on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog for all of the details and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Happi Sisters.  (Let me tell you right now, you will NOT be disappointed!  Those Happi Sisters are some talented gals!)

Remember, you do not have to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge, but if you do your card will be entered twice!  If you do not have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet, you can find some freebies here, or you can go to the store here.  Leigh still has her spring sale going on (buy 3 and get 1 free) and there's currently a Mother's Day special (receive a free Mother's Day sentiment with every purchase).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Fairy Pink Card...

Hey guys!  It's time for another Anita Be Stampin' sketch!  Here's this week's sketch...isn't it great?!  You only have one more day to enter, so go for it!

Here's my entry for the challenge:

The dp is from Prima Marketing's The Sasha Paper Collection.  Fairy is from Anita (of COURSE) and was colored using Copics and Spica Glitter Pens.  Stickles were added to wings. Flower is from a K & Co. chipboard pack.  Buttons were created with my Epiphany Crafts button maker and Sasha paper. Brads are from American Crafts.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anita Be Stampin: Sketch
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Glitter & Glitz
Crafts and Me: Pink and Sweet
Scrapbook Sisters: Buttons

Ok, well that's all the cards for now.  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a new Happileigh Scrappin' challenge!  Thanks for visiting.

Story Time

Here's yet another card from the crop.

I love this stamp from A Day For Daisies.  The princess is reading a story to the bunny (and the bird in the cloud).  The sketch I used is from I <3 to Stamp's April Sketch For You To Try.  Here it is:


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Day For Daisies: Dots and Stripes
Papertake Weekly: Spots N Stripes
I <3 To Stamp: April 2011 SFYTT

Thanks for stopping by!


Here's another card from yesterday's crop.  

For this card I used Tiddly Ink's Tainted (found in her Gothic Pin Up section here).  She was colored with Copic Markers.  The papers are from Creative Imagination's Breathless Collection and DCWV's Rockstar paper pack.  The frame is from Melody Ross, and was painted with Tim Holtz's Crackle Paint in pewter. I had never stitched on a card before...and I absolutely love how it turned out!!  It was a lot of fun (especially stitching the transparent lacy rose paper over the red paper strip), and I can't wait to do it again.  It was also the first time I used the metallic Crackle Paints...super cool.  I really love the look.  Just beware, it takes a bit longer to dry than regular Crackle Paint.

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
(I know it's strips and not the traditional quilted squares...I hope it still counts!)
Tiddly Inks: You're a Stitch
Haunted Design House Macabre Monday: Gothic Pin Ups 
Tip Top Tuesday: Open Challenge
Cute Card Thursday: No Text

Thanks for stopping by!

A Day Late and a Dollar Short...

Happy Easter, y'all!!  =)  

Well, mom and I did our 13-hour crop much fun!  I have a few fun cards to show you.  =)  This is the first one.  I created it for the Anyone for Anya circle card challenge....but unfortunately I missed the deadline.  Oh well, I can still show it off, right?  

This was my first circle card...and I'm pretty happy with out it turned out!  The stamp is Cheeky Beauty from The Greeting Farm.  She was colored with Copic markers, and her socks were colored with a souffle pen.  Flowers are from Michaels. 

Other challenges for this card:

My Time to Craft: Easter Wishes
PaperPlay: Easter Time
AiFactory: Flowers in Bloom
Stamp-n-Doodle: Easter

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's Party Time!

Hey y'all!  Simply Betty is having a new challenge...Rio cards!  No, not Rio the place...Rio is one of Betty's characters (one of my favorites, actually), and for this challenge you can use ANY Rio stamp! Woo hoo!  Unfortunately, since I'm leaving this until the WAAAAY last probably won't be able to play along.  (Although, you still have 13 hours, so give it a go if you can!)  If you don't make this challenge, though...don't worry.  Another fabulous challenge will be starting tomorrow!

So, here's my entry for the Rio challenge.  

This is Birthday Rio.  She comes with a tiny number 13 on her crown, and usually there's a larger 13 in the air in front of her. Since 13 is my favorite number, you know this must be my favorite Rio.  (At least, so far!)  I decided to create a party invitation.  Is it a birthday party?  Halloween?  Who knows!  Doesn't matter what it's's going to be a blast!  =)

Thanks for stopping by, and I promise I won't cut it so close to the deadline next time!  =)

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Royal Treatment

Happi Monday, everyone!  It's time for another challenge over at  Happileigh Scrappin'!  This week was Happi Sister Amanda's turn to think of  a challenge.  In honor of the Royal Wedding on April 29th, we want to see wedding cards!  But, to make sure the cards are worthy of Royalty...we want to see some Crown Jewels on your card.  You can use any colors for your cards, but just remember to bling it up!  Here's my card...

I created my card using Leigh's Royal Couple, which can be found here. I colored the image using Copic markers, then a gold pen for the medals and Stickles for the veil.  Castle background colored with colored pencils and Gamsol.  The crown background is a Tim Holtz texture folder by Sizzix.  I colored the top embossing with gold paint, then used Distress ink to color the debossed sections.  Happily Ever After sentiment was cut from DCWV's Once Upon a Time mat stack.  I created this tent card using a tutorial found here.

Remember, you do not have to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge, but if you do your card will be entered twice!  If you do not have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet, you can find some freebies here, or you can go to the store here.  Leigh still has her spring sale going on (buy 3 and get 1 free) and there's currently a Mother's Day special (receive a free Mother's Day sentiment with every purchase).

I hope to see some of your entries!  Thank you for visiting my blog!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers: A Royal Wedding (Red, White & Blue and/or Wedding)
Polka Doodles: Tie the Knot
Scrapbook Sisters: Wedding or Anniversary
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Create a tent card
Desert Islands Crafts:  The Queen's Itinerary
Use 3 or more of the following:
1. Red, White & Blue
2. Fairytale
3. Ribbon
4. Lace
5. Crown Jewels
6. Horse & Carriage
7. Stair Step Card
8. Castle
9. Prince Charming
10. Princess Bride
I used # 2, 5, 8, 9, 10

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Bunny

Hey guys!  Just finished another Easter card...yay!  I'm almost done! LOL

The image is from Bugaboo, colored with Copics.  The DPs are from Me & My Big Ideas.  Flowers from Michael's.  Daisy scallops are a punch from Recollections.

Sorry, I'd be more chatty but it's my 1 year anniversary with DH and it's time to go out!  We'll talk to you later!! Hugs!

AI Factory: Party Animal
Be Crafty: Easter
Catch the Bug: Easter
Crafty Catz: Furry Friends
Digis With Attitude: Spring has Sprung
Do You Stack Up: Scallops
The Pink Elephant #97: Easter
Southern Girls Challenge: Sketch

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And the Easter Cards Keep Coming...

It's time for another Easter card.  Yay!  =)  This card was inspired by Card Patterns' Sketch # 110:

Here is my card:

As you can see, I turned the sketch on its side and put the bow on the bottom.  The image is one of Pollycrafts's Sonny Honeycloud stamps.  I just love them!  She was colored using Copic markers.  DPs are from Prima's Sasha Paper Collection.  Rhinestone swirls from Recollections. I used my Tonic paper punch and border system for the edge of the card. I created the frame using my oval Nestabilities and added Stickles for some sparkle.  "Happy Easter" banner is from Jolee's Boutique.  It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but the strip of paper behind the stamp and frame has been embossed with my Texture Boutique.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Pollycraft: Easter
Bee Crafty: Easter
Crafty Catz: Embossing
Digis With Attitude: Easter
Crafts and Me: Ribbons
Card Patterns: Sketch 110

Sorry I haven't been more chatty...I've been getting only a few hours of sleep for the past few nights, it's almost midnight and I'm exhausted.  =)  LOL  You know how it is when the mojo bug bites you...  =)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you visit again real soon.

Have a Fairy Nice Day!

On Friday Anita Be Stampin' released a brand new set of digis....fairies!!  They are so lovely, you just have to go take a look.  (There's a special for a limited amount of the whole set and get $5 off!)  I really wanted to use the stamps right away...and how better than in an ABS challenge?  Especially since the current ABS challenge is anything goes!  

I was also inspired by Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch #97.  Here's their sketch:

And here's my card!

Ariana was colored using Copic markers, then I put Stickles on her wings.  (I just love how sparkly they turned out!!)  The sentiment is also from ABS's fairy set, and I put Stickles over the word "sparkle".  Papers are from Prima's Sasha Paper Collection.  Ribbon is mother.  =)  (Thanks, mom!)  I just couldn't find the right color in my own stash, and luckily my mom lives across the alley and was willing to help out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anita Be Stampin': Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: SSW97
My Time to Craft: On the Spot
Fab 'n' Funky: All Spotty and Dotty
Digital Tuesday: Little Women

Thanks for stopping by!!

A New Challenge Blog!

I found a new challenge blog!!  Ok, well, it's not new, but it's new to me.  It's Anyone for Anya? , and I'm so egg-cited to have found them!  Basically, it's various challenges using either The Greeting Farm or C.C. Design stamps.  Now, when I first began scrapbooking back in February of '10 my mother and I went to a local stamp store for our first stamp shopping spree.  I saw a picture of a stamp from The Greeting Farm called Cheeky Rockabilly and I immediately fell in love. Unfortunately....the store was completely out of that stamp.  In fact, I couldn't find a single store that had it in stock.  As I spent weeks searching for this stamp, I saw more and more of TGF's designs and loved them all.  Finally I was able to locate one Cheeky Rockabilly, purchased it immediately, and all was right with the least until I found my next must-have item.  =)

Anyway, back to the challenge!  This week Anyone for Anya? has an Egg-citing color challenge!  Here is the inspiration photo:

and here is my entry (featuring Cheeky Rockabilly)!

I had a TON of fun with this card!  I was able to use some of my new Easter/summer papers (from Me & My Big Ideas).  The flowers were created using Hero Arts cream flowers colored with chalk ink and then various gems glued in the middle.  Petals were finished off with a touch of Stickles to glitz it up.  Cheeky Rockabilly was colored with Copic markers. I added a tiny bow to her hair, then added a tiny bit of Stickles to the shoes and bow.  I added her to the card using pop dots to give the card some dimension, and to make it look as though she was sitting on the pearl and lace ribbon.

In addition to Anyone for Anya?, I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp-n-Doodle: Girly
Papertake Weekly: Truly Dimensional
Desert Islands Crafts: Berenice's Itinerary

For Desert Islands Crafts you need to use at least three of the following:
1. Ribbon
2. Glitter
3. Birthday Theme
4. Bow
5. Dots
6. Pearls
7. Child Image
8. Balloons Image
9. Bright Colors
10. Easel Card Technique

I used #s 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9.

Well, thanks for stopping by!  We'll see you again soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fundraiser for Guy!

Guy, the resident artist at Copic Marker Scrapbooking, has developed throat cancer.  As a way to help raise money for his treatment CMS is selling a zip file for $10.  This file contains every image ever drawn by Guy for CMS.  There are 251 files (some of which have multiple images/sentiments).  The images are extremely lovely and very diverse.  (There’s everything from Christmas to Thanksgiving, beaches, the Wizard of Oz, dragons…. something for everyone.)  I definitely think the file is worth $10.  Plus….every penny of that $10 goes to Guy.  You can check out more details here and go here to buy the stamp.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Manly Easter

I don't know about you, but I find it really hard to make cards for guys.  I love bling, sparkle, bright colors, flowers...girly things.  What do guys get?  Guitars?  Skulls?  I have no idea!  That's why I test myself by entering challenges at Cards for Men.  It's a way to stretch my limits, and really see what I can do.  It's a struggle, but I just keep trying and (hopefully) I'm getting better with each card.

This week's Cards for Men challenge is Easter. I actually combined it with Meljen's Designs Easter Challenge and Fab 'n' Funky's sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my attempt:

Like I said...still working on my skills.  =)  The stamp is a recent Meljen's Designs freebie, and I colored it using Copic markers.  Papers are from Me & My Big Ideas' Sunshine 8x8 paper pad and Destination Paradise 12x12 paper pack.

I hope you like it!  Thanks for coming by and taking a look!  See you all tomorrow!

Happi Monday!

Hi folks!  Well, it's time for another Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge!  Yay!  I know you just can't wait to play along, so here's the details.

As you may know, the Happi Sisters take turns creating the challenges for the week.  This week is Happi Sister Stef's turn. (Some of you may know Stef better by the name Glitterbabe.)  She has created a beautiful sketch for us to play with! 

Flip it, turn it upside down, sideways, slant whatever you want as long as we can see the sketch in your project.  Most of all....have FUN!  Here's the card I created:

I just love Tatters in his cute little bunny suit!  =)  For Tatters I used colored pencils and Gamasol.  The basket was colored using Spica markers.  All of the Easter eggs were colored using Glaze pens. (Aren't Leigh's decorated eggs just lovely?!? They were SO much fun to color!)  The jellybeans are stickers that I placed on a green background paper.

Well, now that you've seen my creation, head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous cards done by the other Happi Sisters!  Don't forget, you can use any company's image for the challenge, but if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image you get entered TWICE!  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet, you can get some freebies here, or visit her shop here.  The spring sale is still going on: buy three images, get one free!  

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I can't wait to see your lovely creations!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Come Play with Me!

Hey, y'all!  Tiddly Inks is having a new challenge, and I NEED YOUR HELP!  Here's the blurb from their blog:

"Tiddly Inks is having a special "Refer Your Friends" challenge so I am inviting you to become a new or returning friend to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. We both have a chance to win images, but more important, it will be a fun experience to see inspirational cards and meet new blogging friends.  If you decide to join in the challenge, please post the note below on your blog entry and in the Tiddly Inks comment section after you add your card to their challenge:
"I was referred to Tiddly Inks by 
 Starla B of"

Visit the Tiddly Inks challenge to see all the details."

I think Tiddly Inks is a fabulous company...I just love their digis and I know you will, too.  Here's my card for the challenge:

I decided to keep it a bit simple...I really wanted the image to be the main focus.  Isn't she a cutie!?!  I had so much fun coloring her.....although cutting her out was a bit of a PITA.  LOL!  Then again, I am a bit of a  perfectionist.  Just call me Monk. My mother does.  =)

Anyhoo, I hope you like my card, and I would be honored if you played along with me.  If not....that's ok, I still love you!  =)

Besides Tiddly Inks, I am also entering this card in Digital Tuesday's Easter Parade challenge.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Getting in Shape

Now some of you might know I posted this last week.  However, we had some technical difficulties with the blog, so we're starting the challenge TODAY!  Yay!  That means there's still time to get your card in there!  Here's the post:

Before I get too far into my post, I have some very exciting news.  I have been added as one of the newest Happi Sisters over at the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog!  How exciting!  I am so thrilled, and so honored to be a part of such a great group of women.  So, on to this week's challenge!

The Happi Sisters take turns setting challenges, and this week it is Georgia's turn!  Her inspiring challenge is Getting in Shape.  No, we're not talking about exercise....we want you to think outside the box!  Create a shaped card...anything other than a square or rectangle.  

Now, I've never tried a shaped card before, but it was a lot of fun!  Here is my interpretation of the challenge:

I used Leigh's wonderful Curly Stand Friends stamp, which can be found at the Happileigh Scrappin' store here.  She has been colored with Copic markers and decorated with Stickles, gems, buttons and a ribbon.  I also added a skirt using the Sizzix Ornate Fan die. After putting the card together, I *carefully* cut the card stock around the stamp and skirt to create the shape of the card, making sure to have the head hang a little bit above the fold in the card to make sure the two halves stayed together.

Remember, you can use any company's image to enter the challenge, but if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' stamp you get entered TWICE!  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet there are some beautiful freebies here to get you started.  
There are two other new Happi Sisters, and of course the original talented Sisters, so head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to meet them all!  I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

...that Meljens was having a sketch challenge!  Well, I just had to play along.  Here's the sketch, created by Dianna:

and here is my entry!

Isn't this hippo just as cute as a button?!?  It was colored using colored pencils and Gamasol.  My first time, actually, and I'm pretty happy with the result.  I just might have to go out and get some Gamasol of my very own...if any stores around here finally get it in stock! LOL  I know it's a bit hard to read because of the coloring, but the sentiment says "a little birdie told me."  I thought that was the perfect sentiment for this stamp.  Unfortunately, I was at a crop and was unable to find a stamp with the sentiment, so I ended up having to buy a piece of paper that has a bunch of different images and sentiments and just cutting it out.  The music notes were drawn with a souffle pen.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Meljen's Designs #52 Sketch
Southern Girls Challenge: Add an Animal

What Rabbit??

When I was first introduced to digital stamping, one of the first companies I came across was Simply Betty Stamps. I was instantly in love!  All of her stamps are just so me!  If I had any drawing talent, this is what I would draw.  =)  For some reason, though, I never got around to buying any of her stamps!  I know, it's odd, and I don't really have any reason for it.  That's all changed now!  May I present to you my very first card featuring a Simply Betty Stamp!!

Meet Wednesday!  Isn't she adorable??  I just love how it looks as though she's taken a bite out of the bunny's ear.  =)

I created this card for the following challenges:

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #10: Sketch
Here's the DPDC10 sketch!
You can use the simple sketch, the fancy sketch, or create a card for both.  I decided to use the simple sketch.

You Shouldn't Have!!

It's time for another Anita Be Stampin' sketch challenge!  Woot!  (Click here for details.)  This week's sketch was created by Jen, one of the ABS DT members.  Isn't it sweet??

Here's my entry for the challenge.

The inside of the card says "But I'm glad you did!!  Thank you!"  LOL  This Anita stamp was colored using Glaze pens, Souffle pens and a Spica marker for her hair.

Though it has nothing to do with the ABS challenge, I also wanted to show this card:

I had created it for a Card Cupids challenge, but unfortunately missed the deadline.  Oh well, I'm still glad I made it!!  This stamp is from a Stampin' Up hostess set that I just adore. It cracks me up!!  Grateful!  LOL  

Anyway, thanks for taking a look!  =)

Smell the Roses

We went to the 13-hour crop yesterday and had an absolute blast!  I was able to get a few cards done, so I'll have a couple of posts for today.

Here is the first card:

This card was created using A Day for Daisies stamp colored using Copics.  The background of the image was colored using a yellow glaze pen.  Frame is from Melody Ross, and was painted using an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Bottle.  Flowers are from Hero Arts and were colored using Momento ink.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Time To Craft # 134: Mum's the Word
There's Magic in the Air: Yellow, Pink and Green

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Christy!

A few days ago was the birthday of Christy (the owner, artist, and designer of Tiddly Inks).  So, in celebration, they are having a color challenge using Christy's favorite colors: red, black and white!    (That color combo always reminds me of the old joke....what's white and black and red all over? Feel free to leave your answers in my comments...there's quite a few! LOL)  So here is my card for this week's challenge!

No, I am not calling Christy a disaster. LOL  I just love that phrase.  Kind of my life's theme, actually.  =D    The image (a Tiddly Inks digi, of course!) was colored using Copic markers, then a little bit of Stickles on the crown and bodice and a clear glaze pen on the glass and bottle.  You can't see it, but the white paper is actually embossed with a texture folder showing skulls, the same pattern as on my Silver Lining card.  The black background skull paper is from DCWV's Rockstar paper pack.  The sentiments are from My Sentiments Exactly!'s Rock Star clear stamp set.

Hope you like it!  We have another 13 hour crop tomorrow, so I should have a few more cards for you on Sunday...stay tuned!

Bearly Mine Crafts Birthday Candy!

Hey y'all!!  It's almost the third Blogaversary of Bearly Mine Crafts, and she is giving away some FABULOUS candy!!  If you've never visited Bearly Mine Crafts, you are missing out!  She's extremely talented and generous with her fabulous digi papers, and has some wonderful challenges.  This is one blog you definitely don't want to pass up.

She's giving away LOTS of AMAZING prizes for the birthday celebration, so head over here to find out how to enter!