Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!!!!

Happy Thursday!!! Today is so beautiful outside,
it's still quite crisp but the sun is shining! 
I have love spring blossoms filling my yard with color...
Melissa newest release from the Pink Cat Studio
will also color your world because it's all about flowers!
These are so versatile, May Day, Mother's day, Father's Day, 
Weddings, Friendships, Just because, Get Well Soon
practically anything that pops into your head.

Aren't these fantastic!!!!
Melissa is so generous that  you can purchase the entire selection o
Kiddies and Flowers for just $9.99 and that saves you $10 bucks!

When Melissa sent me these, I got an idea and just ran with it.
It's a May Day Basket using the freebie Flower Pot with today's purchase:

(click for better detail)

The basket stands about 7 inches tall from the base to the top of handle and 5 inches wide.
The container inside is 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. 
I printed the image off twice after creating a mirror image with Photoshop.
After coloring I attached each image to two more pieced of card stock for stability 
and cut out. The container is trough like I cut out a 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 strip of paper
and scored down the length of both side in 1/8 in. 
I also scored the width at 3 1/2  and 4 3/4, 
at these score lines I made snips that met up with the length wise score lines.
Make sense?
I attached the container about 1/8th of an inch from the base
using a glue based adhesive. It's narrow at the bottom but widens like a v
towards the top. 
It's plenty big because of the depth of the container.
As an after thought I found a bunch of Bloomin Doodles rub-ons. 
I even placed them on the buttons for fun.
The handle is very basic, its a 12 in by 2 1/2 strip with a 12 x  3/4 in strip and 
layered again with a 12 inches strip of ribbon.
To conceal the frayed edges of the ribbon I affixed 
a solid black floral die cut that emulated the flowers in the digi
and topped it off with a button.
I apologize for not snapping pictures, that is so much easier to follow vs my blabbering!

If you want to see some more eye openers be sure to stop by Melissa's blog 
or jump over to the dt blogs from the list on my side bar. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - use a digi
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Flowers
 Lexi's Creations -  Anything but a card
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Catered Crop  Digi flowers, Buttons, Die Cuts, May day
Creative Inspirations - use a Digi
Paper Sundaes Use at least 2 from: Sparkle(used Glitter Pen), Pearls, Die Cuts and the Color Yellow!  
Crafty Emma - Spring Colours/Images
Just Us Girls - Create Any Template with a Spring Theme
Fairy Fun Fridays -  April showers bring May flowers (showers or flowers)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Living The Charmed Life

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you! 
So, can you guess what Crystal has in mind this week for the
That's right, we want to see charms! 

I created a card using Fairy Fhiona :

I used the traditional metal charm ( the tiny Lady Bug) since I had some on 
on hand, otherwise I would have figured out a way to create on of my own.
The dt came up with some great brainstorming ideas such as: shrink plastic, 
die cut  from an aluminum can to make a charm, use a lovely bead or button. 
How would you make a charm when you didn't have any on hand?

Remember that playing along gives you a chance to win YNS Bucks as well 
as possibly winning this fun stamp:

How fun is this fella, he's cruising along for sure!
Well thanks for stopping by!

Pile It On  2 or more ribbons (mine are layered)
Everybody Art Challenge  Fairies or elves 
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  Anything Goes
Claudia & Co.  Clean and Simple
The Stamping Boutique  Things With Wings
Tip Top Tuesday  Squares
Stamptacular Sunday  At Least 5 Layers

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Say What?

It's Thursday! This means my kiddos have Friday and Monday off, YIPPEE...I think!

I have a card to share today that coincides with my mood, 
today I don't want to be challenged! LOL!!!

Lucky for me I don't plan on going anywhere today 
so my chances of opposition is minut
I am on the 9 day countdown until my DH and I leave
for vacation...we aren't taking the kiddos! 
My amazing mom is coming to live at my house, 
she never hesitates to help us out, she is amazing!
Well I am off to visit blogs and get caught up on DT work
Have a fabulous day!

Rubber Cafe  Polka Dots 
Digi Doodle  Glitter and Glitz
Aud Sentiment Challenges  Anything Goes
Crafty Creation  1 Technique (fussy Cutting), 2 embellishments, 3 pattern papers
Cupcake Crafts  Lots of Layers 
Incy Wincy  Bright and Bold
Crafty Ho's  Use a digi(image)  and stamp(sentiment)
Going Grey  Digital image
Tuesday Throwdown  Polka Dots


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

YNS New Release!!!

I just love new release days, don't you? I was so lucky to be able
to play with Yummy Jam. I love making jam, especially sour cherry jam,
it is so tart and sugary sweet! My neighbor happens to have a Sour Cherry Tree
so it's about time to go over there with a few jars and ask permission
to pick again this year...I hope he says yes!
I thought it would be fun to make a fun wrap for my 
cherry jams for gifting purposes, 
here's what I came up with:

here is a back view :

I just love all the pieces of bread! This is such a well rounded set,
with great sentiments as well as images. 
Do you want to hear something terrific?
Karen is offering a 10% discount
on any new release stamps until April 22nd!
Be sure to hop over to Karen's blog to view the rest
of this fantastic release! Also for a chance to win a great prize pack by 
add your name to Mr.Linky on Karen's Blog as well.

Here are some other amazing offers Karen has at the YNS Shop:

Weekly Sale – Karen has decided to have weekly special where every Sundays she'll post a new stamp or stamp set in the weekly special section. This stamp or stamp set will be offered at a special price PLUS she's removed the shipping charges on this stamp or stamp set. This offer will be available all week or while quantities last and all the details are available on the YNS website. The special this week is the Good Morning Fhiona set (aka – Bad Hair Day Fhiona.

Sampler Packs – Karen recently started offering different sampler packs of paper, buttons, brads as well as a variety packs of gems.this way there is variety for less money! Haw fantastic is that!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Make it Monday - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything but a card
House of Gilli  - Stripes and Bling
Let's Ink It Up -  Stitching.
Pile It On - Use a rubber stamp (no digis) 
My Grafico  Anything goes 
Ellephantastic - Anything But Square or Rectangle  
One Stop Craft -  Altered Projects
Secret Crafter - Stitching - real or faux
Delicious Doodles - All stitched up
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes.Papertake Weekly-  Spots & Stripes

A thank You and Candy from Cabio!

My Partner in Crafting Crime for voting me in the Top 3 for the button challenge!


Cabio has some 2 year Anniversary candy check it out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Monday!

Today is this first day of total calendar craziness for the next 3 months. Why? 
This year all 3 of our kids will be playing ball which means non packed action...
OMW what have we gotten ourselves into! My youngest has been waiting 3 years to be able to play T-ball and now it's his turn & I think he's very excited. Play Ball!
 Good Morning everybody! I trust you all had great weekends,
we did but it sure flew by as always, today I have a little number 
to share using "Star Cuties" & the stars and 
sentiment from "Space Boy" from Your Next Stamp.

I really like the friendship this card displays, friends are so important!
I feel like I have been a bad blogger friend as of 
late because I rarly have a chance to stop by and tell you
all how amazing you are. I feel bad because your creations
and words are so fun to read...
I am hoping today after all the ball practices I will manage to stop by.
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -  Celebration
Cooking It Up With Katie - 1 image, two patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Fab 'n' Funky - spotty and dotty
Freshly Brewed - #42 cute and sweet
House That Stamps Built - child's birthday plus embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a child
 Stampavie and More   #137 Black

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Rubber Turned Digi Release!!!!

Well hello I hope your week is turning out to be a great one!

It's Thursday and Pink Cat Studio is back with a new digi release!
Fairy Friends and  Enchanted Lily.
If you make a purchase in the digi store today 
you will receive the "Fairy Lily Dancing" digi stamp for free! 

I made two cards today the first displays Fairy Lily on Swing :

The second card shows both 

If you want to see more creations be sure to
check out  Melissa's blog.
Thanks for stopping By!
Card One:
Crafts and Me -  Ribbon
Creative Stamp Friends -   Swirls
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with wings
Fabulous Friday - Brads.

Card Two:
 Amber's Crafts and Stuff -  use your favorite things
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a child
The Paper Variety -  flowers
A Spoonful Of Sugar - - All Creatures Great & Small
Card Ideas Card/project for Young Child
Card Makin' Mamas -  embellish it.
Fussy and Fancy Card for a child.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Texture If You'd Please...

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!
First off I wanted to Thank You and Wowie Wow Wow to all your 
awesome "stitching Creations from out last challenge.
You all did an amazing job! I get the honor of peeking at every 
creation and it's really been fun!
The results of who won Bad Hair Day Fhiona  as well as $5 in YNS bucks
and Top Pick Blinkie will be up 
very soon at the Your Next Stamp 
challenge sight so keep your eyes peeled!

You may gave gathered for this next two weeks 
 for the Your Next Stamps Challenge # 40 we want to see 
texture on your creations.
This could be stitching, dry embossing, feathers, ripped paper, 
distressing (not ink distressing though), added lace, and etc.!

I chose to work with Easter Bunny Fhiona as the celabration 
of forgiving is soon upon us. I know I am supposed to forgive
every day but it so hard sometimes 
especially when it comes to forgiving myself.
I don't know how God does it! I personally would be totally
PO'd that I gave up me only child and saw the world as it is today!
Thank You God for not thinking like me...

Here is my creation:

 I realize this is an Easter card but is also scream "spring" 
with all the lovely Cosmo Cricket designer papers.

So are you ready to see what's up for grabs?

Football Dude!  One random participant will win this stamp set.
If you use a YNS image on your project, 
you will be entered TWICE!  You will also be eligible for the 
Top Pick prize which is $5.00 in YNS bucks
and the Top Pick Blinkie.
So what are you waiting for? 
GO For IT!
Crazy Challenge   Easter 
My Partner In Crafting Crime  Layers 
Ooh La La Creations  Easter
The Pink Elephant  Easter 
Incy Wincy  Flower Frenzy 
Paper Cutz  Bunnies, Chicks. lambs or eggs
Stampin 4 the Weekend  Easter
Pattie's Creations  Easter/Spring 
Lets Ink It Up  Easter
Aly's Sunday  Bunnies
Creative Inspirations  Easter 
 Sparkle's Forum  Easter
 Floweret  Easter

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hey all I fixed the link to Melz Stampz  (See Post Below!)for the purse template! Sorry about that.!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Your Next Stamp Scrap Fest Blog Hop!

 Karen was asked to design another exclusive YNS stamp for this weekend's Kitchener ScrapFest (8-9 April, 2011) - yay!  We are holding a blog hop to celebrate the release of this exclusive stamp.  
If you came Chris's  blog you are on the right track. Weren't her cards wonderful?
Chris has a classy way with crafting that is so pleasing to the eye!
If you just happened along,  be sure to start here
Remember last October when Karen designed the adorable Scrapfest Cropper Fhionna?  
Well, both  ScrapFest stamps will be available to buy at the YNS booth at ScrapFest or 
online from the YNS Store FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOP ONLY. 
Also during this time Karen is offering up free shipping...
Yep you read right free shipping on you entire order!

 I'd like to introduce you to Scrapfest Shopper Fhiona:

Here is my project:

 Fhiona couldn't look much happier and who wouldn't be!
I found this wonderful purse template and tutorial at Mel Stampz, 
 this blog is so inspirational! So if you haven's been there today is the day!

Here is the tote I made back in October using Scrapfest Cropper Fhiona:

If you hop along with us, you will be entered in the draw to win both ScrapFest exclusive stamps. * If you purchase one or both of these stamps this weekend and then find you are the lucky winner of the prize draw, you will be given a $6 or $12 gift certificate to spend at the store as your blog hop prize.* You Have until Sunday, April 10th at midnight to finish the hop.
Your next stop is Crystal's blog, she  never ceases 
to amaze me with all her creations. 
Have a Fabulous Day!
Fresh Brewed  Flowers 
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes with Something New (Stamp)
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  Just Add Flowers
I Did It!  Anything Goes
Crafty Pad  Flowers
All Sorts  Blooming Blossoms
Woodware USA  Monochromatic 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I am so elated

I won last weeks challenge At Sparkle Creations Challenges Anything Spring! I am going to be the proud owner of  Charlotte with a Rose ,how great is that?!? Thank you Sparkle and I hope you have the Happiest Birthday today!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sugar Makes Me Smile...

So next to caffeine which I have been unhooked from for several months now,
sugar is my second hitch in life and I can honestly say
It Makes Me Smile!
It comes it so many amazing colors shapes and forms,
never leaving me disappointed. 
The Your Next Stamp set Ellie loves to Bake also makes me smile,
 all the images are so cute!
I am proud to say I used every stamp in this set.
The rolling pin, and Gingerbread Cookie 
were used to create a backdrop and the rest are self explanatory.
Here is the card:

Talkin about a whole lot of sugary numminess!
Well now I suppose I'd best go brush my teeth,
wouldn't want to get a cavity!
 Flourish Timeless Tuesday  Use stamps in a set you may not usually use
Freshly Brewed  Cook It Up
Art Impressions  Shaped Cards
Crafty Purple Frogs  No square cards
Southern Girls  Add an Animal
Card Ideas  Spotty Dotty
Ellephantastic  Shaped Cards 
One Stop Craft  Spots And Dots
Desert Island Crafters  Spots, Bright Colors, Ribbon, Child Image

Friday, April 1, 2011


It's Friday! How does that make you feel? Well I feel great! 
I wanted to share a card I created using Suitcase Ruby from 
I was so excited a couple weeks ago I entered on of Sparkles challenges
but I forgot to link it up to her post duh!!! Not this time, 
no way will I make the same mistake! 
This Week Sparkle Creations Challenge wants to see 
"Anything Spring" (I used bright colors) plus today is "Freebie Friday"  so if you hop over 
you could possibly win her cute Chef Oliver Stamp!
  Crazy4Challenges has a chance to win 2 of Sparkles amazing stamps 
just by following their sketch but you better act fast because
I am sure it closed some time today!
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:
(click on image for better view)

I think Ruby is so cute with her look of quandary
"so many places to explore where shall I start?" 
I wanted to add a bit of sparkle so I added silver Stickles
to the tips of the pink waxy flax and to the center of her flower.
The DP also has shiney glittery accents that the camera
didn't pick up! I hate that. What are ya gonna do?
Well thanks for stopping by and
have a super duper weekend!
AI Factory  Bright As Day 
Incy Wincy  Sparkle and Shine 
Stampin Scrappin Challenge  Sparkle
Cooking It Up With Kate  Sparkle & Shine And Shimmer