Thursday, February 28, 2013

Delightful Challenges - 3's A Charm

Good Morning, This is my second post today.

Welcome to Delightful Thursday!  It's a new week and a new challenge at Digital Delights. Spring is really coming, although I know some of you can not tell that by the weather in your area.  But it really is just around the corner.  This week at Delightful Challenges we are using 3 of something on our creations and we invite you to play along.

For your inspiration I used Flower Power Daffy and the Spring Sentiments Set

I used 3 flowers, three rhinestones, and 3 layers on my card.  What do you think?

Hop over to the challenge blog and see the lovely creations there and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Fab N Funky - Pastel Colors
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

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Let's Hear it For the Boys

Good Morning and welcome to another week of challenge at Dutch Dare! This week we are celebrating the men in our lives. I know male cards are always a challenge for me, but that shouldn't stop you.  Here is your chance to get those male cards finished.  

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, one of my favorite stamp companies.  I have used Lil Dude Cool for my card.

He is one cool little dude.

So pull out your male themed images and embellishments and play along with us.  Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the DT made; they are really good at male themed cards.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Elphine House - Let's Hear it For the Boys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Birthdays are Fun
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Papercraft Star - Birthdays
Deep Ocean Challenges - For a Boy

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Grab Your Punches - Paper Pretties Wed.

Good Morning and welcome to another Paper Pretties Wednesday!  Thank you for joining us last week.  This week we are dusting off those punches - border punches, shapes, label punches, etc.  Get punchy!

This week I dusted off something else, my stamping skills.  LOL!  I used the clear stamp set, Give  a Hoot.

It was fun to use a real stamp again, but my skills are rusty.  You should see how many times I had to stamp to get it right.  LOL!  I used a ton of punches on this card.  The flowers are two different punches, the leaves is a Martha Stewart punch, the border punch and the sentiment is on a punched label shape.

Well I hope you will join us this week and stop by the blog and see the other lovely creations.  Then pull out those punches and get punching.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments - 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments
Use It Tuesday - Uninked Stamp
Vickie's Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Animal Magic
Addicted to Stamps - Must use a Stamp
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches
Crafts and Me - Dies and Punches

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mother Naure is Singing....

Oh My Goodness!  The weather here today has been horrible - tornado warning all over the place, including my county.  Mother Nature is having a field day around here.

So today's card is in honor of Mother Nature. She's singing, "It's Raining Men".
LOL!  The image is from Squigglefly.

I love shaped card and this is a shape I have from My Scrap Chick.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Squigglefly - Get in Shape
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Shaped Cards
Creative Creations - Inspired by a Song
The Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Flowers and Pearls
LEJ Designs - For a Lovely Lady

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Really Down in the Dumps....

Hello all.  I don't even know where to start.  I've been looking at this blank screen for 20 minutes.  It's really rough around here these days  and this weekend was really hard.  If you read my blog from time to time you know I've been out of work since October.  I try not to harp on it because there isn't anything I can do about it; I am looking, I am applying, I am praying for something to open up.  My car was repossessed over the weekend.  I knew it was happening; I had called and told them to come get it.  But knowing it doesn't prepare you for the sadness that follows.  Watching your life that you've worked hard for implode is not easy.  I am still very blessed.  My daughter and I still have life, health and strength.  God still provides a way, every day. We have some really great neighbors who help us get where we need to be.  We'll make it with God's help.

I'm sorry, I wasn't intending on sharing that much and sharing my down side.  Sometimes it helps to just let it out.

I did come to share a card I made this weekend.   The Paper Shelter is celebrating and the challenge is to make celebration cards.  This is one of the stamp companies where I've bought digis and never colored them so I decided to play along.

Isn't she cute?!!  I thought purple hair would look good. I really like these colors together.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
The Paper Shelter - Celebrations
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Rainbow Bright
OSAAT - Use a Digi
PanPastel - Happy Birthday
CMC - Girly

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Friday, February 22, 2013

For a Child

Hello friends.  It's been a busy week this week and I'm glad it's Friday!  

Welcome to Sweet N Sassy Digi Challenge Day.  This week we are making a project for a child.  I have used Baseball Rhubarb for my card.  I love teddy bears and Rhubarb has a lot of different interest.  You can check him out in the Sweet N Sassy store.

Hop over to the challenge blog and see the other child friendly cards the design team has made and link up your creations for a chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Card Crafter's Circle - Teddy Bears

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's a Sketch at Delighful Challenges

Good Morning.  It's delightful Thursday and that means a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  Last week's Frilly entries were just fabulous and we enjoyed seeing them all.

This week we have a sketch for you to try.  It's an easy sketch and it turns out so pretty.   For my sketch card, I used Flying RoxsterSpring Sentiment Set.

I hope you will join us in the sketch challenge this week.  Stop by the challenge blog and see the creations made by the design team and give the challenge a try.

Take care.

Challenge entered:
Crafty Ribbons - Button Up

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Going Round in Circles

Good Morning!  It's Paper Pretties Wednesday and that means a new challenge has begun.  This week we are going around in circles and we want to see round cards!

For this week, I used Q-Pig for my card.  I was still in the mood to share some love.  LOL!

Isn't he sweet?

Well, I hope you'll come out and join us.  Stop by the blog and see the other round creations from the design team and link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Valentine's/Hearts
Penny's - Anything Goes
Stamp N Doodles - Anything Goes
CYDI - Love is in the Air

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Little Behind...

Ok, I'm a little late with this post.  I haven't been feeling great for the past few days.  My migraine is trying to make a comeback.

I wanted to share some Valentine's day projects.  First, my daughter and I created these little treat holders for her class.  I wanted an alternative to all the candy they would give and receive so I bought valentine's pencils and some lollipops; then figured out how to give them.  I found this cute little idea on a blog.  I can't ind the original tutorial but here is a youtube video that demonstrates the same holder.

I have a small story to go along with this next project.  I've been unemployed since October, so my Valentine's Day gift was nothing special this year. Just a little something to show my daughter I Love her always. I decorated the gift bag with an image from Fresh Brewed Designs and gave it to her in the morning. Long story short, the actual gift sat on my daughter's desk...the gift bag went to school so she could show all her friends.

Challenges entered
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paints - Valentine's Day
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything but a Card
OSAAT - Make it Girly
That Craft Place - Valentine's
The Squirrel and the Fox - Love

My last project is left over from Christmas.  I started making Christmas crackers using toilet paper rolls and I never finished.  So I revived the project for Valentine's Day.  It turned out cute.  I needed something quick because of course I was running behind with the gifts. The sentiment is from Stamp Fairy.

Well I hope you like everything.  Take care.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Sweet N Sassy - Recipe Challenge!

Good Morning friends! I am so excited because today is a FIRST! This is my first post as part of the design team for Sweet N Sassy Stamps!!!!! (I told you I was excited) LOL!

So this week's challenge is a 3-2-1 challenge -- use 3 of one thing, 2 of another and 1 of something else. For instance, use 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers, and 1 image. What you use for your 3-2-1 items is up to you just please make sure to tell us in your blog post what those items are. 

There is also a new release this week and they are absolutly adorable and will get you in the mood for Spring!

For my project, I used 3 of the newly released images.

Spring Add-on set   

Spring Sentiment


And here is my card:
My recipe for this challenge: 1 - sentiment, 2 - rhinestones, 3 - ribbons.  See how easy that is!

I hope you will join us at the Sweet N Sassy Challenge blog.  Did you know you don't have to use a Sweet N sassy image to enter?  You don't, but of course we would love to see them if you do have them.

Stop by the blog and see the other lovely creations.  All the new design teams members posted this challenge as well as our seasoned members and there's a lot of eye candy over there.

Take care.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dutch Dare - We have a sketch!

Good morning and welcome to the weekly challenge at Dutch Dare. Delicious Doodles is sponsoring us this week.  They have some awesome images to work with!

So this week, we are getting sketchy.  I don't always use sketches but this one was super easy and it turned out wonderful.  Take a look.

Isn't that pretty?  I love this image of mother and child.  That's just one of the wonderful images available.

I hope you will join us and leave some love for the design team at the blog.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
HIMCR - Use Scraps

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Delightful Thursday - Frilly

Good Morning, it's Delightful Thursday and that means a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week we are going frilly, so that means scallops and lace.  For my sample, I used Easter Floppet, a new release.

My egg shaped gift box is perfect for holding some candies or other small treat.

Please join us this week and stop by the challenge blog to see the other frilly creations made by the design team. You can stop by the store, Digital Delights to see all the cute new releases.

Take care.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jen's Digi Stamps Challenge

Good Morning.  It's challenge time at Jen's Digi Stamps.  This week we are creating with Ribbons and Lace.  We saw some awesome entries for the last challenge, ALL About Love.  We want you to do it again.

Here is my sample for the challenge:

I hope to see your lovely creations, please join us and take a look at what the design team made over on the blog.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Ladybug Craft - Pink & ???
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - What's Inside 

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Paper Pretties Wenesday

Good Morning it's a new challenge at Paper Pretties! This week we want to see the colors of Valentine's Day;  Red,Pink and White.

I have used the new release digi - Crazy for Cupcakes.

I hope you will join us this week. Head over to the Paper Pretties blog to see the wonderful creations made by the design team and link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
LEJ Designs - For Someone Special
Oldie but Goodie - Red and Pink (My papers are 3 years old and my rhinestones are older than that)
ODB - Animals
HIMCR - Use Scraps 

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Monday, February 11, 2013

I want Chocolate.....

My friends no I am a chocolate lover!  I love a good chocolate bar, chocolate kiss, chocolate cake, etc.  I guess I had chocolate on the brain when I made this card.  Not sure if this is for Valentine's Day or my love of Chocolate. LOL!

The image and sentiment are from TLC Creations.  You should see this card is person, that chocolate kiss is HUGE!

Hope you're having a great day.  I'm going to find me some choclate.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine
Creative Creations - It Must be Love
Cutie Pie Challenge - Valentine's
Broken Box - Be My Valentine

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Super Saturday

Hello friends.  I know most of my northern friends are snowed in.  I hope some of you are getting some crafting time.  My niece and nephew up in Jersey are enjoying the snow.

Today's card represents what the weather is like in my neck of the woods.  The image is from Meljen Designs.

Yeah, it was warm enough to sit out on the jacket and I can smell one of my neighbor's cooking on the grill.  It's a good day.

Ok, enough rubbing it in.  Take care.

Challenges entered:
Meljen Designs - KISS (Keep It Simple Stampers)
Delicious Doodles - No patterned paper
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use a Digi

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Friday, February 8, 2013

A LOVE-ly Friday

Hi all,  It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.  No seriously, it was really beautiful here and I'm sorry to all my northern friends that are getting hit with a snow storm.  My heart goes out to you.  I know shoveling snow is not fun at all.

Today I want to spread some love with another Valentine's day card.  This cute little image is from Tiddly Inks.

I thought I was making a masculine valentine's card but with all this pink I'm not so sure anymore.  I love the card anyway.

Well have a great weekend.  My daughter is headed to a dance tonight, so I need to help her get ready.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Tiddly Inks - Love is in the Air
ATC & Cards - Love is in the Air
Blogger Challenge - All You Need is Love/Something on a Spool
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - LOVE
Card Crafters Circle - Love/Valentine's
PINspirational Challenges - Love

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