Friday, April 27, 2012

Stroppy Beth - Saturated Canary

I've been playing around with soldering jewelry and I thought why not combine my Saturated Canary Digis, and see what happens?  Let me tell you, I needed my cheaters to color this baby up with my copics (LOL!)  I'm thrilled with how this necklace turned out.  This will make the perfect BIRTHDAY GIFT for my daughters friends.  I'm entering the following challenges: - Distessing - Birthday - Use a digital image - Let's Get Cute - Happy Birthday - Anything but a Card

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Victorian Beauty - Sassy Studio Designs

Dare to be sassy thursday has a challenge going on this week to make a Christmas Card. I know, not ready for Christmas yet - well, if you give it a go, you'll have one less card to make when the actual time comes!  I'm trying to make at least 2 Christmas Cards a Month to de-stress the holidays!  I'm into different folds lately, and this is a shutter card, but I left the front of it square.  If you've made these before, I never liked that irritating notch off the front, this way, I have the whole front to decorate and not around the notch.  I used CTMH papers on this one, and am really pleased with how it turned out.  I thought I was really clever to make one space look like the back of an envelope!  As for me, I'm one card less to make for the holiday that will be fast approaching on its own.  I'll be entering the following challeges: - Karoke Challenge - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thinking of You

So I was asked if I would be interested in donating all types of cards to the "Sunshine Club" at our elementary school.  What is that you say?  It's simply cards for the teachers at school to give where they see fit, fellow teacher's bday, sympathy, sick child, anywhere they want to spread a little sunshine.  Seemed like a great idea, so I jumped on board!  Well, they needed a few more Thinking of  You cards.  I put my thinking cap on and said to myself  "self, you need to get rid of some of these scraps of paper lying around", and I agreed (my scrap pile really really bugs me.  I think it is too much pressure to use it up LOL!).  I so love using leftovers for cards, and they turned out beautifully!  I'm entering the following challenges: - Anything goes with a critter

Tulips - The Stamping Boutique

Here is my other Mother's Day card!  Mom, if you're stalking my blog, stop, go away, or just forget you saw this!  LOL!  I tried a new card called a Double Fold, I like it, but there is a whole lot of card to decorate!  The Staming Boutique's challenge this week is this inspirational photo!

Check it out and play along, I'm sure you can come up with something "springy", and who knows, you may win some free digis!

I'm entering the following challenges:


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs - Blog Hop with Prizes!!!!

It's finally here, RELEASE DAY!!! Whoot Whoot!  There are so many new fabby designs that Lindsay has created, I can't wait to share them with you!  If' you've arrived from Christy's blog - you're on track, I hope you left her some love for a chance to win some new Sassy designs.   Here is what is up for the winning:
1.  Three of the newly released images will be given away, but you have to comment on the SSD Blog hop post telling us what your most favorite tool is, and your least favorite tool is. 
2.  There will also be 2 prizes for 1 new image each for randomly drawn comments on the design team blogs.  So as you're hopping, leave some love to be eibigle.  You never know which blog will have the winners!

Soooooo, here is what I whipped up for the occasion using Elizabeth Laura Bennet:

Isn't she beautiful........loving her tye-dye dress, so fun to color!

Close up of verse on inside

Close up of coloring

Now, we will be chatting it up on the SSD Blog under the party blog,  at 10 pm eastern which makes it 9:00 central for me.  Join us for ideas, tips, trick, and getting to know each other.  We have a huge design team, so we shouldn't run out of things to chat about!  If you're not a chatter, just click in and listen, you're bound to pick up a tip or two -  LOL! So, come on over and let's dish!  I hear there will also be prizes given away there too!

My most fav tool in the world is a small wall paper roller:  Here is a pic of my well loved item (excuse the goobies) I didn't clean it up for it's blogging debut....
I use it for folding my cards.  I know, sounds silly, but that stupid bone folder and I don't get along, great for scoring, but I always mark up my card folds with it - I HATE THAT!  This inexpensive little roller is the ticket to a great fold, even if the card stock is thicker.  So, this is hands down,  FAVORITE, gotta go out and get it item! 

Now, onto my least favorite tool, and I'd like to chuck it out the window - a perferator tool, you know the one that looks like a ladybug with a tracer wheel like dressmakers use to ink darts?  Maybe I just don't get the idea behind this, but I find when I perferate something, it tends to tear after a bit.  Maybe I'm using the wrong paper?  Really, what are these for?  Granted, the lady bug is super cute, but what does she do?  So, there is my two cents worth.

Leave me some love, and head on over to Jackie's blog - and see what she has created for your viewing pleasure.

I'll be entering the following challenges: - Happy Mother's Day and Flowers - Anything Goes with a Splash of Green

Friday, April 20, 2012

Christmas Present - Sassy Studio Designs

Well, here is my anniversary card.  Hubba Hubba - I know right!  I combined it with a SSD Challenge called Flowers and Flourishes.  I just love Lindsay's work, so so so, well sexy!  I wanted to make a different fold for a card, I guess I'm getting tired of the standard square or rectangle.  This card is called a Z Fold.  I put a tab of velco under the metal tab on the front to secure it.  Otherwise, people have been using bands all around it to slide off.  Cute, but I wanted something to go with this sexy image.  I'm going to enter the following challenges:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hot Air Balloon - The Stamping Boutique

Look at me, second post of the day!  I'm getting caught up on my DT cards.  This card was made for a challenge at Do You Stack Up, where the theme is stripes, The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this challenge, and you have a chance to win DIGIS, who doesn't love new stuff.  I just love the little cupcake powering the hot air balloon on this digi.  C - u - t - e! I'll be entering the following challenges:

Kim Kutie Roller Girl - Sassy Studio Design

Check out this new digi from Sassy Studio Designs. Kim Kutie is part of some new images to be released this Saturday. There will be a blog hop, prizes, inspiration, and a whole lot of fun, ending with a chat in the evening. Come join us, you could be one of the lucky winners to get one of these new designs FREE. Now, I've created a scrapbook layout this time around because I'm determined to chizel away at my stack of photos one page at a time. I actually have rollerskating pictures of my daughter from a past school trip that I'm planning to put on this page. I'll be entering the following challenges: Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything but a Card - Digis Only

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hot Air Balloon - The Stamping Boutique

How cute is this for a Birthday Family Traditions Layout.  Every birthday my daughters have had since they were little, we make Mickey Mouse pancakes as their "birthday breakfast".  My oldest, even at 16, still needs her Mickey Mouse pancakes LOL!  This year, Daddy got to "try" to make them, I believe it was a challenge from the oldest that he couldn't do it.  It was a lot of fun in the kitchen that morning!!! The Stamping Boutique has a challenge of anything goes this week, but the design team had to all use the Hot Air Balloon Digi.  It was really fun to see how everyone differently interprets the challenge.  You have to go check it out. I'm entering the following challenge: - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nurse - Sassy Studio Designs

Here is a wickedly sassy nurse - how would you like to have here come visit you, LOL!  I love so many things about this one from her fishnet stockings, shot filled with blood, drippy goo punch stickled in red for blood,  her sexy outfit, but she is sporting an older hairstyle look!  Sassy Studio Designs' challenge this week is this sketch - come join the fun, you could win some free digis to play with!  I'll be entering the following challenges: - Anything Goes All About "S" - Shot, Sick, Sassy Nurse -  Bingo - Green, Stripes, Blue - Birthdays - Anything Goes - Bright Colors - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bunny Luv - Saturated Canary

Bunny Luv!  I had to play with this image she is just tooo stinkin cute.  I'm entering this card at the following challenges: - Buttons and Bows - Spring Greens - Inspired by a Song - Here comes Peter Cotton Tail - Easter - Easter - Easter - Easter - Easter - Anything Goes - Easter

Zombie Girl with Tea Cup - The Stamping Boutique

Slowly, but surely, I'm chizeling away at my scrapbook layouts.  Boy is there a lot going on on this page!  But, I love how it turned out!  This Zombie Girl with tea cup from The Stamping Boutique rocks and was a lot of fun to build a page around.  I'm going to enter it in the following challenges: - Bright Colors - Anything but a Card - Anything but a Card - Lots of Shapes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Something New - Distressed

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Egg Gilly - Prairie Fariy

Couldn't resist this little cutie!  It was a lot of fun blinging her up for the Easter holiday.  Mostly I drooled over the candy being it gave it up for lent!  I'm not worried though, I have a connection with the Easter bunny, and I'm sure she will take good care of me!  LOL!  I'm entering Gilly in the following challenges! - Something New - New Digi and Pattern

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carrot Laundry Line - The Stamping Boutique

Last of my Easter cards.  This one is called Carrot Laundry Line by The Staming Boutique.  Tracey has some fabby Easter designs if you need to pick up some last minute digis for your Easter projects.  I'm entering the following challenges with this one. - Spring/Easter - Easter Creations with Animals - Pastels - Anything Goes with Easter in Mind

My Fair Lady - Sassy Studio Designs

First of All, I have to toot my own horn TOOT TOOT!!!!  Last week I found out I was chosen to be on the design team for Sassy Studio Designs. I'm sooooo excited.  Lindsay's designs have been my favs for quite some time now and to actually be part of their team!  Let's say, I'm honored and humbled at the amount of talent going on there.  So, I'm hoping to make friends and and pick up a few tips along the way.  Anyhow, back to my card!  SSD's Thursday Challenge this week is to "go for broke".  Yep, use at least 2 papers, and all the bling, embellies, you can get on there.  I've chosen My Fair Lady, isn't she beautiful.  I decided to keep it on the feminine side of things and make her soft and girly with sparkles and bling.  Check it out, and if you have time, come join the challenge. - Flowers - Va Va Va Voom - Flowers - Say it with Flowers - No Easter Card - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rabbit in Egg - The Stamping Boutique

Rabbit in Egg is becoming one of my all time favs this Easter season.  She's all blinged out from glitter, pearls, bows, candy, flowers...  This Easter Candy Card  is the perfect gift for my little friends!  Shhhhh, mama if you are stalking my blog, don't tell!  Just a little something to brighten their day!  I'm entering the following challenges: - Eggs or bunnies - Cute and Cuddly - Cuddly Critters - Easter - Easter - Easter - Pastels - Dots and Stripes - Fav Cute Stamp - Easter - Easter - Bunnies and Easter - Easter