Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paper Piecing with the Bugaboo Sock Monkey

I have never used this cutie and he worked out perfectly for several challenges so I went for it. This is "My Little Sock Monkey - Car" from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. At their challenge Catch the Bug this week they wanted us to use the warm side of colors and paper piecing. I thought go for it and paper pieced the whole image. I had fun with it.
These are the other challenges I am using this card to enter:
2 Sisters - Boys and their toys
Crazy 4 Challenges - Male
One Stop Craft Challenge - No square card
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paper Variety - Travel
Sweet Stampin' - Red, brown, and cream

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hand Sanitizer Cover

Did you ever have an idea that when it started forming you just have to giggle? Well, this is one of them. This is a cover for the large bottle of Hand Sanitizer that can sit on the teachers desk. How fun is this?!? I'm so tickled with myself. I used the digital stamp set called School Sheep from Doodle Pantry. I just think this set is so fun because you get to change what you put on the board. Love that!!
Those feet at the bottom of the image is on the DP. It is from DCWV the Grade School stack. These are the challenges I am submitting this fun project into:
PaperPlay - Back to School
Dutch Dare - Anything but a card
Crafty Creations - Animal
For Fun - Back to School
Party Time Tuesday - Back to School
Crazy Challenge - Back to School
Try It On Tuesday - Hang it up (not a wall hanging but a bottle hanger)
2 Sisters - Back to School
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a happy Thurday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Hi everyone! I was so excited to go hopping around this afternoon only to check out the Kelley Kid's challenge to see I won 1 free image. This is the cutie I choose. I had to use it right away today and I am entering her back into the sketch challenge for Kelley Kid's. The stamp is called "Chating by the Fence". How cute is this. I really have a hard time making girly girl cards but at Digital Tuesday that is what they wanted to see this week so I tried.
At Truely Scrumptious they wanted to see mostly pink on our projects. At My Time to Craft they wanted to see a girl this week. Finally, over at Secret Crafter they wanted to see a scene. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful time crafting!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

It's the free with purchase stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The card below I made below is using the A Time For Tags stamp set. It is the Stamp of the Month set and can be your free with a purchase of $40 or more. Gotta love free stamps. =) The layout for this card came from Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge. I thought the sketch was so fun that I had to try it and it worked perfectly for this set and several other challenge.
The little three circle with the "Oh Happy Day" are shaker boxes - well, shaker circles. At Crafty Pad this week they would like to see a shaker on our projects. That worked out well because at Stampin' Sisters in Christ they wanted us to try something we have been too afraid to try. Well, I've never done a shaker circle so I figured now was the time to try. At Papertake Weekly they wanted us to use dies. I used the Spellbinders Circles and the Clear Dollar Stamps Blooming Bouquet die sets. Finally over at Tuesday Throwdown they wanted to see some dimension and texture. This card has that too. Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a happy day also! =)

Have a "Refreshing" Day!

I just loved this new digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry this month. How different! Funny though what I loved the most was this sentiment. =) I just thought it was just too cute for this set! The name of the set is "Peppermint". So today was the lucky day when I got to use it. When I found this layout at the Christmas Challenge my mind went crazy. One fun thing about digis is the resizing. So I took the single mint and resized it to make the circle behind the main image. Let me tell you - that giant mint was a lot of fun to color. The color combo of this card came from The Pink Elephant challenge.
These are the other challenges I am submitting this "refreshing" card into:
Paper Variety - Threads
Bah Humbug - Use Something New (stamp set)
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Bright and Bold
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas with glitter
Kenny K Challenge - Layers
Clear It Out - Glitter
Paper Sundaes - Green, Twine, Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and with you a "refreshing" kind of day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bubble Blower

I think when you look at this image by Sassy Cheryls you either cringe or giggle. What did you do? I had boys with short hair so I never had to deal with gum in the hair but I had friends that did. So I can giggle at the image. Sassy Cheryls is another one of our sponsors this challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids. The challenge this time is to use die cutes of punches. Come on over and join in on the fun!
These are the challenges I am entering this fun card into:
Try Stampin - Sketch
My Time to Craft - G= girl and gum (hehe)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything
Aud Sentiments - Anything
Corrosive Challenge - Girly
Stamps R Us - Anything
Paper Playtime - Anything
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'd love to know how you felt about this giant bubble! =)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blog Hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Yeah, it's blog hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps. If you came from the Clearly iStamp blog then you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss anything. I am the first designer but you will want to make sure you leave a comment on the Clearly iStamp blog so maybe you could be one of the lucky ones to win a prize from Clear Dollar Stamps. This month our theme is "Our Favorite Things". So we could do anything we wanted. Well, that turned out to be very hard for me - not too sure why I just struggled with this but I did. This is my card and below I will tell you what of my favorite things I used on this card.

My Favorite Things: The color red. Bright bold colors. The Lime Juice ribbon (from Clear Dollar Stamps I use it a lot). I love hanging tags with a colored safety pin. I love to use pearls, my corner rounder, ink all around the edges of my card. I love to use pre-made paper flowers. I love a junked up card. Lastly, I love this scripture, it is very calming to me. So those are just some of my "favorite things". =) Now you will want to continue on the hop to Lorie's blog and see some of her favorite things. Make sure you leave me a comment and have a wonderful wonderful day!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lets see your punches for the kids

There's a new challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids and we want to see your punches! So many of my punches are girly that I had to get creative but this Martha Stewart worked great. This stamp is from Stamp Shoppe Creations. They are one of the sponsors for this challenge. I hope you come over and join us in the fun!
These are the other challenges that I am submitting this card to:
Cards For Men - Anything for men
Crazy Challenge - Movies (When I saw this stamp it reminded me of the movie Second Hand Lions. Remember that one?)
Pink Elephant - Stitching
Hand Stamped - Stitching
Fab 'n Funky - Stitching
Stampin' for the Weekend - Summer vacation

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will join us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge and show off your punches.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Quirky Kangaroo

The weekend can't start any better than with one of the Doodle Pantry Quirky Collection. I havn't had time to use this cutie yet. She is called "Quirky Kangaroo". My week has been so busy with canning tomatoes I haven't had a chance to enjoy my craftroom so I was overjoyed to hear we didn't have enough tomatoes to can this evening. I knew I would have a great time making a card. The layout for this card came from Sketches by Carly. The color combo came from Crafty Catz and Kelley Kid's challenges.
At Crafty Ann's they are looking to see a scalloped edge on your project. Fussy and Fancy wanted to see 3 or more of the same embellishment. Finally, over at Pattie's Creations she wanted to see an animal on your project this week. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Digital Stamp Release day at Clear Dollar Stamps

Yeah, it's digi release day! Over at Clear Dollar Stamps they have 5 new digital stamp sets they are releasing. WooHoo! Gotta love new stamps! The set I choose to use is called "Aster". It is the September flower of the month. I decided to go purple because I don't often do that color and it is really beautiful.
Behind the flower I used the Elegant Accents die set from Clear Dollar Stamps also. Thanks so much for stopping by and hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog to see all the fun sets that are releasing today. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cup of Cocoa

Well, I didn't get my Christmas card made for last week so you might see two this week - just to warn you. =) This yummy cup of cocoa is a digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps the set is called Cup of Cocoa. The layout for this card is from Christmas Challenge. The colors for this card are from Come and Get It challenge.

These are the other challenges I am entering this card into:
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas cheer
Fussy and Fancy - 3 or more of any embellishment
Secret Crafter - Christmas
CCEE - Glass
Southern Girls Challenge - Black, white, +1 (red)
Papertake Weekly - Make your own flowers (I used the Cuttlebug flower die set)

Fab 'n Funky - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy another week!

Decorated Steno Pad

I just love to decorate Steno Pads. They are the perfect size to do a lot with. I purchase them at our local Dollar General they cost a whole $1. Gotta love that. They really make wonderful gifts and the people who receive them are just thrilled. This one I made for several different challenges but will be going to a friend. =) The beautiful cherries come from a stamp set by Doodle Pantry the set is called Oranges and Cherries. I just love the sentiment, how perfect is that!
Sketch Saturday Challenge - Sketch
All Sorts - Anything but a card
Copic Challenge - Friends
Just Us Girls - Alter a notebook
Our Creative Corner - Fruit
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spots and dots
CRAFT - gift
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Scalloped edges

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tons of Fun!

Yeah it's friday! I have the afternoon off and I play to use it wisely - crafting! =) My first card that I have made this weekend is using a set called "Tons of Fun". How cute is this little guy. He is a digital stamp set by Carly. The layout for this card is also for her challenge called. Sketches by Carly. I really enjoy her sketches. At Card Makin' Mamas and Tuesday Throwdown they also wanted to see a birthday card.
At Creative Inspiration they wanted to see buttons and stitching. At the Sarah Hurley challenge they also wanted to see some stitching. Finally, over at CRAFT they are having a "gift" challenge. They said it could be interperted anyway we wanted to so I have some gifts on my card. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Too Cute!

When I am away for a couple days I just feel lost! I've been canning all week. I love to can!! Whole tomatoes, dill and sweet pickle relish this weekend I will be doing making pizza sauce and tomatoe soup. I look forward to this time of the year the garden is in full bloom and everything tastes so good. =) Anyway, I had the night off so I made a card. I used the new image from Doodle Pantry called Quirky Crab. Isn't it too cute! The color combo came from ColourQ challenge. The layout is from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
These are the other challenges I am submitting this card into:
Clear It Out - Summer
Party Time Tuesday - Ocean Picture
Digital Tuesday - I Love the Sea
Craft Your Passion - Under the Sea
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Something you have saved - The little star fish have been in my stash forever. Finally, I used three of them at least.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a crafty day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Celebrating a Fall Birthday

It felt good today to use fall colors. The weather has been so warm that I am looking forward to fall. That is one really nice thing about living in the Mid-West. We have four very different seasons. This cute squirrel is from Clear Dollar Stamps it is part of a set Squirrel Chatter. I just love the sentiment. How cute is that! I love pun sentiments. They make me smile. =) The layout for this card is from Sunday Sketch Challenge. At Birthday Sundaes they wanted to see a birthday card with the sentiment on the front of the card.
At Come & Get It challenge they wanted to see a fall birthday card. Corrosive Challenge wants to see earth tones. Card Makin' Mamas are looking for a birthday project also. Finally, over at Stampin' B's they wanted to see a birthday card with piercing. I have not done that before although I love seeing it on everyone else's projects. You can see my first attempt was very simple. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy your week!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Challenge Day for Send A Smile 4 Kids!

Yeah! It's the first challenge this month for Send A Smile 4 Kids! This two week challenge is an "anything goes". So get crafty! Our sponsors are Cardmad Fairy's Digis and Stamp Fairy. The card below is using one of the stamps from Stamp Fairy called Space Fun 1. Now he is a cute alien. It must be that huge smile.
We really had a good time the last challenge seeing all the cards for "Teenage Boys". Those are hard to do but you all stepped up to the plate and the boys who receive cards will really enjoy them! But, this challenge will be a lot easier so all of you join in! I am submitting this card into the Raise the Bar challenge they are also having an anything goes week. Then it is digi week over at Stamp Something so this card is going there also. Thanks for stopping by and come and play with us over at Send A Smile 4 Kids!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Merriest Christmas Wishes!

Did I tell you I am in love with the August releases at Doodle Pantry? Well, I am! This beautiful tree is from a set called Topiary Seasons. This set is just the neatest! All four seasons on topiary trees and four different pots to plant them in! You will love it as much as I do. When I saw over at Winter Wonderland the challenge I knew right away what I was doing this afternoon! The challenge is white on white except for the image.
The layout is from Christmas Challenge. At Aud Sentiments they wanted to see "Merry Christmas" mine is a version of that. It is from the Birdie Christmas set from Doodle Pantry also. At Paper Play and Fussy & Fancy they both wanted to see a Christmas project. My goal right now is to make one Christmas card a week. Then I won't be so pushed right at Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by remember come on over to Doodle Pantry and see all the great sets that were just released today!

New Stamps at Doodle Pantry!

Yeah it's digi day at Doodle Pantry! WooHoo! This fun card is made using the new set called "School Sheep". How fun is this! One thing to make it even better is the Doodle Pantry is offering 40% of school stamp sets right now. That includes this set! You can even change what you want on the black board. I made the card into the shape of an apple.
At Doodle Pantry just this month they are offering some of the wonderful paper in outline form. How totally fun! I asked for this because my printer is not the quality to print designer paper. So now us girls who can't color print can make our own paper to match the image you just colored! I am so excited about this. What I did was cut out the shape that I wanted for my card and then colored the paper. How fun!! Let me know what you think of it.

There are 11 different stamps sets being released this month! Yeah!! They also have several different colored paper sets that you will love. I am entering this fun card into these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and come and visit us at Doodle Pantry to see all the new sets!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What's Shakin'?

I know! But, I got a giggle out of it! When this card started coming together I just couldn't quit. This fun image of a shake and this great sentiment are from Doodle Pantry. The set is called Decadent Desserts. Then yes, it is a shaker box - hehe! At Repeat Impressions they wanted to see a shaker box and this worked too perfectly! The layout for the card is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
The color combo is from Play Date Cafe. Blame them for the lime milk shake. Yum. =) At My Time to Craft they wanted to see a drink on our projects. Both Tuesday Throwdown and Clear It Out wanted to see summer. Finally, over at Cooking It Up With Katie she wanted something old - shaker box idea, something new - stamp set (new to me), and our favorite technique - I love to ink around all the edges I just like the look. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you giggled just a little.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's A Party!

Since it's a party I thought I would jump out of my comfort box. This adorable slice of cake and sentiment are from Clear Dollar Stamps. What was hard for me was the coloring combo. Only two colors - ouch! But, I did stay true to my love for a junky card. The colors of yellow and white are from the Creative Inspirations challenge. The layout is from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.
Crafty Creations is having an invation only challenge (too cute). At The Paper Variety they wanted to see at least 4 circles - no problem. At both Party Time Tuesday and Stamps R Us they wanted to see a birthday project. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Featured Artist at Digital Delights

I'm so excited to share with you all that I was chosen to be the featured artist on the Digital Delights blog this week. WooHoo. I got to choose any image and sentiment to use so I choose Buttons the Clown and the sentiment "It's a Circus out there". He was just as happy as I was and that is why I picked him =) If you have never seen any of Louby Loo's images at Digital Delights you will fall in love right away! All of her characters and kids are just darling!
I hope you will come over and play with us this week! Try to stay cool!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Have a Ducky Day!

Can you believe it's already August? Crazy huh!?! But, I must say I am tired of this heat we are having. I am really ready for fall to come! Isn't this duck just too sweet?!? I don't think I have used him yet but I sure do love him. I just love this face! His name is Ducky Duck and he lives at the Doodle Pantry website. I bet he would love to come home with you and live in your computer too! =) The fun card layout is from The Pink Elephant challenge.
These are the other challenges I am entering this card into:
Crazy Challenge - The sun is out.
Critter Sketch - Summer fun.
Die Cut Dreams - Summer fun.
Paper Sundaes - Clouds and sky.
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Creature
2 Sisters - On the farm

Thanks so much for stopping by and try to stay cool!