Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Greeting

Today I share a card with you for Easter. The image is from InStyle Stamps newest release "He is Risen". These images are perfect for those Easter projects. Be sure to stop by the store and check out the new digi sets. Take Care

Challenges entered:

Karen's Doodles - Easter

I Did It Creations - Pink and Purple

Stamping Vacation – No, No – No fancy borders Stamping Vacation - Easter

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take time

I made this card to share while I was away but never made it to a computer during the week. Wow, how plans can change in an instant.

For me this was a reminder to stop and take time for small and simple pleasures. The image and sentiment is from Deedee's digis, it's called Seize the Daisy and can be found
Challenges entered:
Phindy's Place - All about Animals

Southern Girls Challenge - Add an Animal
Card Makin' Mamas - Animals
Meljen Designs - Punches
Make it Colorful - Color background (mine is colored with chalks)
Prairie Fairy - Oh So Spring
Stamp with Fun - Spring
Stamp Something - Spring
Stamping with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Outlawz - Include an Animal

Back from Spring Break

Spring Break is over and I thank the Lord it is. This was probably the most traumatic spring break's I have ever experienced. We were supposed to go to Jersey for the break. We never made it. We were pulling into the rest area is SC, when Houston decided he could fly. He thought it a bright idea to jump out the window while the car was moving. I can only think he had to go more than I thought. So 3 Animal Hospitals later, he was finally released on Monday night. We had started traveling on Saturday.

He is alive and scraped up good. His worse injury is a limp front leg. The doctor thinks he may have permanent nerve damage, in which case it has to be amputated. He is already adjusting to 3 limbs so it won't be a problem if that is the final decision.

I am just grateful he is alive. My daughter and I are so attached to him. She has been a basket case about Houston and his condition, at time even feeling guilty like she made him jump. He is very afraid of the car and not too eager to try and leave when we go out the front door.

Houston is no longer allowed to go on vacation with us. He now will be kenneled every time we go.

Take care.
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Friday, March 18, 2011


This sweet little cutie is from Bugaboo Stamps. I love Jodie's artwork and I think I have been a fan since the beginning. For this week's challenge they are looking for scallops. I have to get some Nestabilities but I did find some scallops in my stash of punches. This is so Spring looking to me. I am ready but FL goes from cold to HOT instantly! And we are there now. The sentiment is from Deedee's digis. Challenge Entered: Bugaboo - Scallops Anyone? The Crafty Pad - Buttons Clear it Out - Buttons Stamping Vacation - Animal Applause - An animal that appears to have arms Glitter Text -

Time to Bloom Blog Hop

Spring is coming, Spring is coming! You can feel it in the air and although we all lost an hour of sleep it's so wonderful to get home and still enjoy time outside. I am loving it.

Join the Deedee's Digis Design Team today as we celebrate the (almost) start of this very special season with a "Time to Bloom" blog hop!

You should have arrived here from Kelly S.'s blog. If this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to visit the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog, where you will find the directions for participating in the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of a $15 credit to our store, AND a little gift for you!

I created for today's hop a small basket. I love pastel colors and this image was just too cute. I used the Chicks Rule digi for my project. You can find it here.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori.

Before you leave, please be sure to leave me a comment in order to be entered to win $5 in free digis of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store! You have until 12 noon Eastern Time on Sunday to comment. I will choose a random winner then, and all winners will be announced on Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis -- be sure to check back then to see if you've won. Thanks so much for joining us today, and may all the blessings of Spring be yours!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

I got a pocket full of sunshine!

We have been having the most perfect weather here. It's been so sunny and wonderful, I've not wanted to go to work. I want to play in the sunshine. I've been using yellow a lot on my cards past couple of weeks too. LOL! I guess that's my subconscious talking.

Today's card features an image from The Stamping Boutique. I lost this image when I lost my hard drive so this is the only one I have and it was colored already so just go make a card. LOL!

Hope you are enjoying the weather where you are.

Challenge entered:
The Stamping Boutique - Sketch challenge

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Easter is right around the corner...

I am getting a kick start on my Easter projects and I couldn't be happier about it. This is one of the new images from InStyle Stamps and it's too cute. I love Easter eggs and so does my daughter. I think she wants an egg hunt again. We'll have to see.

But back to my project, this image is from the
Patty Bunny Wuv new release set. I just thought this was adorable.

Have a great day!

Challenges Entered:
Papetake Weekly - 3 of Something
Paper Playtime - Pick 1 of 3 challenges (I picked #1 -Use green and purple as main colors)
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple

Stamping Vacation - No No Challenge - No fancy borders

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Come Join us...

The design team at Deedee's digis are hosting a blog hop on Friday (3/18/2011). Be sure to stop by the Crafting with Deedee's digis and hop with us. There will be fun prizes to be won and you will be inspired by the Spring projects the DT will present.

See you there!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

WARNING: Excessive Cuddling

This cute little guy is from Doodle Pantry and he wants a hug! LOL! He reminds me so much of my daughter when she was younger, she wanted to hug Everyone! And I do mean everyone - perfect strangers and especially other children. She would sneak attack them with hugs. I am so glad she outgrew that. It was getting pretty embarrassing explaining to strangers that she is a hugger. LOL!

The sentiment is from
TLC Creations. It's kind of hard to read but it says: OCD - Obsessive Cuddling Disorder.

Challenges entered:
Doodle Pantry - Use an DP image

Alphabet Challenge - S is for Stripes

Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

InStyle Stamps Sketch Challenge

InStyle Stamps has a monthly sketch challenge. You could win a some free digi by entering.

I used the monthly sketch as my inspiration for the layout and also the colors from the monthly color challenge. The image is one from the new Easter release called "He is Risen".

ISS - Sketch Challenge
ISS - Color Challenge
Stamp, Scrap and Doodles - Spring

Crafty Ann's - Spring
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Pearls
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Come on Spring!!!!

We are really getting Spring weather here in FL. It rained all morning, cleared up and became a nice day. I am ready too! I am tired of wearing jackets and stuff.

I am so ready to see the spring flowers, so here is a little flower power for you.

The image is by Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is by TLC Creations.

Challenges entered:

Bugaboo - Anything Goes

Kaber Digis - Use Pink
Creative Belli - Animals
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Lucky Bird

This week's Designed 2 Delight image is called Lucky Bird. I finally got a chance to play along this week. This is a progressive challenge.

I'm not Irish, but this was such a cute image to create with. The sentiment is from
Tiffany Doodles.

Challenges entered:

Designed 2 Delight - Progressive challenge

Card Ideas - Something Recycled (the ribbon is recycled)
ECP #33 - Green
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Crafty Ho's - St. Patty's day
Creative Inspirations Paint - Gone Green
CES - St. Patty's Day

Meljens Designs - Green
Stamping Vacation -
Special Month Challenge - March

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inside and Out

Hello friends, Today's card features the outside and the inside. The Stamping Boutique issued a challenge to decorate both and this was a challenge for me because I usually don't finish the inside. So my card is a little rough on the inside, but I'd try this again.

Of course I used sentiments from TLC Creations.

Challenge entered:
Clear it Out - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a digi

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

All Done by Hand

I wanted to try something different this week, so as I sat watching tv, I pulled out the embrodiery floss and went to work. This is the ending result. It was a lot of work but it went quickly (watching TV will do that).

Challenges entered:
One Stop Craft - Black/White + one color
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Black/White + one color
Outlawz - Color challenge (Black/White and Coral)
Playdate Cafe - The Color Splash
The Stamp Man - Curls and Swirls
Stamping Vacation - Clean and Simple Flowers
Desert Island Crafts - Recipe (I used: Inspired by nature, Handmade Flower, Pearls, No sentiment on the front)

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You are my Sunshine

Good Morning. It's a dreary looking day around here today, hopefully it will get better.

I was coloring some images yesterday thinking of my daughter. She's had a rough week and I wanted to make something to cheer her. So I made for her a little candy holder with her favorite chocolates The image is from Deedee's digis, called
Hello Sunshine.

Challenge entered:

Alphabet challenge - R is for Ribbon

This version includes a sentiment from TLC Creations.

Her favorite candies - LOL!

Challenges entered:
Aud Sentiments - Gift Packaging

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

For my Friend with TLC Creations

Ok, I've searched my blog and can't find this so I guess that means I never posted it. Here is a creations using a doodled image sentiment from TLC Creations. I love Paulette's doodles images. I'm working on another one right now.

Challenges entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring

Pixie Dust - Polka Dots
Delightful Challenges - Welcome Spring
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spring
Alphabet challenge - R is for Ribbon

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