Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!!!!

 Hello I am really excited to share Melissa's new Pink Cat Studio creations
to celebrate the fact that Easter is coming!


Aren't these funtabulouse? The freebie for  today's purchases  is so cute!

 I have two cards to share today, the first showcases


It's not your typical pastels but I need bright and bold,
besides I really wanted to use that background paper!

 My second card uses


I have been really feeling the paper piecing movement 
as of late...can you tell?!?
I am pretty certain my dearest Isabelle had a bunny costume 
of sorts as a child and that is why I honed onto this image. 
If you want to see some over-the-top-with-amazement-creations stop by Melissa's Blog .

 I'm off to prepare for my son Isaac Birthday I can't believe he's 8 already!


Have a great day! 
Challenges:
Card 1
Cupcake Inspiration  photo challenge


Card 2
Everybody Art Challenge   Pink and Brown
Creative card Crew  Card for a Child
Sentimental Sunday  Cute and Cuddly
Paper Playtime  Digi and open
Digital Tuesday  For the Kids
There She Goes  No Markers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Got you in stitches!

Have you ever laughed so hard you got a stitch in your side?
I love that feeling stitches mean fun (unless there's an owie involved)
and that' s what we want to see this week for the
They can  be real or faux it's your call..
I was really excited to ink up Rock Star Fhiona for this project, she's so fun and funky:


So, do you want to know what you could win? This gorgeous rubber stamp set:

For all the details be sure to stop at the 
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog for  all the ins and outs.
  So, are you itchin' to start stitchin'? Hope So...
 Have a great day!
Challenges:
Let's Ink It Up!  Die Cuts
Crazy Challenge  Sweet Teens
Dutch Dare  Celebrations

Monday, March 28, 2011

Has it really been that long?

Wow I cannot believe it's been an entire week since I last posted....
I just finished this one moments ago and used  
Steam Punk Lady Audrey from the Octopode Factory.
 Lily has converted many of her digis into rubber! 
I swear if the dollar wasn't so weak against the Pound I'd buy them all!
Here is a much needed birthday card I made for a special friend:
(click on image for better detail)
The embellishment consists of buttons, fimo clay, dimensional and metallic paints and black twine.
Well that's about it except I thought you'd like to know Oscar's arm is healed and without  a cast, his break was teeny tiny, almost not a break at all!
Have a great day!
 
Challenges:
Anything Goes  Make Your Own Embellishment 
Everybody- Art  Happy Birthday
Digital Tuesday  Button Up
Tip Top Tuesday  Buttons 
Crafts and Me  Open 
Freshly Brewed  2 or more embellishments 
Paper Play  distressing
Charisma Cards  Teen Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks  eyelets
Simply Create  Do it Yourself
Paper Cutz  3 Pattern Papers 
2 Sisters  make your own embellishments 
The Kraft Journal  Kraft & Flowers
My Partner in Crafting Crime  3 or more buttons




Friday, March 25, 2011

Now thats some Dandy Candy!

You have got to stop over to Angelwood's Crafting Corner 
to see her amazing candy she has three different prize packages WOW!
Here is just one of the prize images to tickle your fancy:


Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Gonna Be A Bright Sunshiny Day!

Oh yes I can say it's definitely getting warmer I actually have flowers abloom in my yard 
they are dwarf dutch Iris!!! 
Today I want to share a cardshowcasing one of the new releases 


It seems life couldn't get much better for Ellie and I can say I can't blame her!
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget we have a great challenge going on at  the
 .Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog, Make It Sparkle.
We want to see you use a lot of sparkle on your challenge entries! 
You could use rhinestones, Shimmerz, Stickles, Glitter, anything as long as it sparkles.
There are two chances to win YNS bucks so come on over and give it a go!
I hope you have a bright sunshiny day!
Challenges:
Fabulous Fridays  Banners 
Art Impressions  Get Punchy
Charisma Cards  Die Cuts
Stamping Vacation  Nestabilities
ABC Challenge  Q is for Quote
Anything Goes  Die Cuts
Gingerloft  Die Cuts and or Punches 
Let's Ink It Up  Die Cuts or Punches

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What a sweet surprise!

Karen from YNS has a sweet surprise giveaway! You can win these!



 
Want to know more? Just click here for all the details!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

 We had a wonderful time but feels great to be home!  I implore you, if you ever get the chance to go to St. Louis go to the City Museum you will be dumbfounded by it's amazement!









It was a blast, just be prepared to squeeze yourself into tiny orifices! Vaseline and knee pads would have come in handy!

I have a card to share using  Doodle Factory's Urban Set:


With so many male birthdays around the bend I figured it's time to tackle several of these. The awesome ticket tag was from a freebie set that for the life of me I cannot remember who created these. If anyone out there can tell me who created these magnificent tags I'd be most thankful! To make the cityscape pop I paper pieced it and the fun space frame is from Bam Pop.
Thanks for stopping bye, I'm off to do a mountain of laundry!
 
Challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday  Birthday
Paper Pretties  Masculine
Simon Says Stamp  Happy Birthday
Craft Us Crazy  Cupcakes or Celebration
C.R.A.F.T  Paper Piecing
Paper Cutz  Open Theme
Floweret  Kid's Birthday
Fairy Knoll  Birthday or Thank You

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bibi Gnomes!


Hello I hope you are all well I am In KC right now excitedly anticipating the St. Patrick's day Parade.
I am also very excited to share this week release from Pink Cat Studio!:


These are so cute, I created a card using Bibi Tall Mushroom.


This Bibi is so fun with that mushroom and I thought I'd play it up with lots of brads and buttons.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to stop by and leave comments soon.
I miss your amazing talents!
Challenges:
Clear It Out  Buttons
Going Grey  Anything Goes 
Crazy Challenge  Eyelets or Brads
Happileigh Scrappin'  ! plain Cs, @ DP,3 embellishments(at least)
Stamp-n-doodle  at least 2 things that start with 'g'  Gnome digi and the color Green
The Crafty Pad  Buttons


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Make it Sparkle!

Happy Wednesday! Wendy has a great challenge for the Your Next Stamp Challenge #38
add sparkle and shine! (You decide what to use) 
Karen generously sent me Space Boy and this is the perfect challenge for this set!

 

Aren't those aliens fantastic?!? For my shine I used Black Diamond and silver stickles
as well as silver itty bitty brads. To think I used to poo poo Stickles before I ever tried them!
So what will you add to make it sparkle? I can't wait to find out!

 
Challenges:
Shabby Tea Room  Party Time/ Happy Birthday 
Pile It On  Green and Orange
Anything Goes  Die Cuts
Wild Orchids  Die Cuts/Punches
Lets Ink It Up  Embossing
Incy Wincy  For The Boys
Kaboodle Doodles  Birthday
Fun With Shapes And More  Die Cuts And Happy Birthday
Stamping Vacation  Glitter 
Moving Along With The Times  Card For A Male


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Every silver lining has a touch of grey...

Wow we had the best day yesterday it was amazing outside, the kids had the day off from school, and we set of to the zoo! We stopped on the county roads to take pictures:




Everyone took lots of pictures!







It was a great time!










 And then Oscar tripped and broke his arm....

He was so very brave, poor little sweetie!
Nether the less, I enjoyed this day with my kids
and am looking forward to the summer! Minus the cast...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thanks be to my Canadian Friend Tanya

Tanya you were so awesome to think of a rubber stamp swap and I swear I have been inking them up,
life has just been really busy! Creating a card card using one of Sparkles images
Charlotte With A Rose,  there was finally an opportunity to play along with
It's a sketch:
Here is the card:

This image beckoned to be paper pieced so I obliged using Basic Grey Offbeat. I know it's had to view but I used tiny green pearls for fer blouses buttons and an ivory one for her earring.
Today will be a great day, the temp will be in the 60's and my three children have the day off...
Henry Doorly Zoo here we come! Have a wonderful day
 
Challenges:
Do You Stack Up  Layers 
Simon Says  Anything Goes
Fab-N-Funky  Girlie
Tuesday Throwdown  Use Scraps 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's easy being green...

especially with Melissa's new Pink Cat Studio Release!
Today we have five lucky St. Patrick's Day  digis for you creative pleasure:

Aren't these fun!!I absolutely love Lucky Betty so I worked with her for today:


You may recognize the sketch it's from Truly Scrumptious:


  Oliver,  from Basic Grey  is used as well as a small handful it itty bitty brads
to give the button embellishments a pot of gold feel.
I can promise you a pot of gold however you will receive the cute Pixie on Shamrock free with purchase today, how lucky is that?!?

Challenge:
Going Grey  Green
Freshly Brewed  3 or more DPs
Penny's Paper Crafts  Green
Corrosive Challenge  Going Green
Creative Inspiration Paint  Gone Green
Crafty Ho's  St. Patrick's Day
Card Makin Mamas  Green
Digis With Attitude  Open
Paper Cutz  St. Patrick's Day
Stamp Something  Digi
Easy Craft Project  Green