Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pretty Cool....

It's my birthday today which means I don't plan
on doing anything I don't feel like doing!!!
Of course my day isn't exactly planned out so who knows...
I do know crafting will be top on the agenda, hmmm...
maybe it's my birthday every day!

I created a birthday card to share:

This was pretty much how I dressed 20 years ago, 
boy have things changed! LOL!
I just got this memory lane moment from a classmate...
I can nether accept or deny the following

Hey Beth Ranney, just wanted to share a blast from the past.One winter day before school in 3rd grade you stepped on my foot on accident and said sorry. I said thats ok it didnt hurt. So you took the heel of your boot and took another crack at it and it did...

Well with that I bid you good day!

OLLCB  Birthday
Woodware USA  Use A forgotten embellishment (the metal studs)
Card Cupid  ribbon / fiber
Anyone for Anya  Polka-Dots
Scrappy Frogs  Birthdays
Ellephantastic Challenges  Birthday/ Party

Monday, May 30, 2011

2-5-7-10 Box

Hello and Happy Monday!
 I would first off like to take a few moments
 to remember those who gave there lives 
in battle throughout the century.
I feel it's equally fitting to give my most humble
gratitude to those who continue to serve...

I decided for my project today I would move 
away from a card. I found a template for the 
2-5-7-10 Box at SpilitcoastStampers, 
it was really easy to create!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

Dream Valley Challenge  Stamp Something
Gingerloft  Tie A Yellow Ribbon
4 Crafty Chicks  Color Challenge
Fresh Brewed  No Cards

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Sunday...

Well I am back from my mini retreat with bff it was the best time ever!
I met Laura in kindergarten and it feels terrific 
to still have a connection after all these years.
I have another out -of -my element card to share,
 it's so soft for lack of a better word.

As you can see however this images is full
of compassion so I felt the soft soothing colors of 
Brown, Blue and White/Cream 
It has been about  6 months or so since I last
played along with an Inky Impressions Challenge so I popped
over to their blog and found the challenge was to shine on
 I added several sliver backed dew drops for this effect.
CES would like to see embossing whether it be dry or wet.
 I chose to use the swirls embossing folder 
and then sanded it down to show the white core.
Word Plays 4th Challenge  is Scallops
Thing of Beauty is Crafty Purple Frogs challenge as we 
all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 I hope you have a terrific day and for those of you
who have Memorial Day off remember to reflect...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrappin' Saturday

Yep, you read right I am actually going to Scrapbook today!
My awesome hubby set it up for me to hang out 
with my childhood lifelong friend for the day
and then he got me a hotel room for the night!
What a gift!!!!
Before I go I have a card to share:

(click for sharper image)

Fussy Cut ( Just Add Ink Miko for this creation
and used the  (Anyone For Anya ) Sketch. Going so far beyond my comfort zone 
I almost got lost, here was my First Attempt ( The Spotlight Challenge )
 at Vintage ( Amber's Crafts and Stuff ) it was so hard! I envy those who demonstrate
such poise with this style!  
Altered ( Crafts 4 Eternity) the Metal (  Sparkle's Forum   ) Buttons ( Sisterhood of Crafters ) by adding a white wash,
 it made the floral detail stand out. 
The "Thinking of You" Sentiment ( Stamp Something )  is from the Your Next Stamp
newest release Scene Sentiments.

Wow that's a mouthful!!!
 So what style have you steered clear of?

Friday, May 27, 2011

CAS Butterfly Card...

I really thought my last post was CAS but
 I was told differently but that's OK !
Here is as CAS as I am mentally able LOL!
Thanks be to Less is More to push my farther! 

Talk to ya soon!


Wow this week blazed by!
I have a quick post to share then off to errand land...

(Ginger Ketto)

This has to be my fastest card in history,
it took but a mere 10 minutes!
Well that's all for today have an Amazing weekend!

My Partner In Crafting Crime-  Use Twine June or String
Dream Valley Challenges - Dig out the old ( Ketto stamp) and Use with the new(papers and oriental medallion)
Paper Shelter  Anything Goes

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!

Hello Hello! Have I got some fun digi's for you created by 
non-other-than Melissa from The Pink Cat Studio!

If these aren't the coolest cats in town...
Both of my cards just fell together with the greatest of ease...
well almost! LOL!

 I know sitting back and relaxing on Father's Day would be magical 
I might have to try it! LOL!

This has to be the coolest Daddy Cat ever in that  
paper pieced suit from Basic Gray wouldn't you say?
Well, thank you so much for stopping by
and to see some really amazing projects
stop by Melissa's Blog!
Catch ya Later!

Card 1
2Sisters-  Use Digi
CardMadFairy's-  4 the boys

Crafty Emma - Embellish It
Stamps R Us-  Digi
Squiggle Fly-  Paper Pieced Digi
Digi Stamps 4 Joy-  Boys/Men
Anything Goes -Bingo Combo  Paper Piecing, Distressing, Die Cuts

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

YNS Sketch Challenge!

Good Morning and welcome back to another YNS Challenge
Kerri created a great sketch for you to follow the next two weeks:

Great Sketch right!!!!
Now for the  random draw  prize:

 I love this Fairy Fhiona!
Don't forget there is also a chance to win $5 YNS Bucks for TOP PICK as well!
 and Happy Wednesday to you
I created a card for challenge using
Happy Dance Butterfly:

I have oodles of ribbon remnants that I am determined to use up,
 this sketch fit the bill to do so.
The papers are from scenic route thanks,
 be to Tanya for that gift Certificate!
We hope you play along and Happy Wednesday!

A Spoonful Of Sugar -  Things With Wings
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Use at Least 3 Different DP's
Lexi's Creations -  Spots and/or stripes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls -  Dance inspired creations
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thinking Of You...

Good Afternoon, I hope your day is progressing well!
This is a quick post to share a
 Thinking of You card using  Lil Lolita Lilith.

See you tomorrow for the YNS new Challenge!

Clear It Out! -  Projects using Colouring Mediums
My Time To Craft -  Die Cuts
Top Tip Tuesday - Use 2 or More Stamps
Crazy Challenge -  1,2,3 recipe 1 button, 2 stamps 3 main colors
Raise The Bar - Sympathy cards
Rainbow Lady's - With a flourish (use lots of flourishes)

Monday, May 23, 2011

YNS May Releae Hop!

Happy Monday to all of you!
I am really excited today because as if you haven't already guessed from the blog title,
YNS is having a new release blog hop!
If you haven't arrived from Kerri's blog don't fret she's just one  step
before me so hop there and skip back to me o.k.?

I am sharing a card combing two sets and they are
Golf Scene & Scene Sentiments,
those sentiments really tie in well 
with all of this months releases!

Now, besides a bit of put put, I don't golf but it was really great
working out of my comfort zone here is what I came up with:
(click image for greater detail)

 For more dimension I popped up the flag and green where the golf ball sits.
By creating a circular frame and running it thru the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
there's a fun mimic of the golf ball.
Do you see what I mean about the sentiments?  I
love the word art style and you will too!
Karen sent us fun little goodies along in our dt packages,
I couldn't wait to use that fun little red clothes pin!
These are available at the shop here.

Now for the real fun! 
One lucky winner will receive a new release package 
and two others will benefit as well by commenting at every stop because Karen 
has two hop stops with prizes as well! Yippee!
Also...Sale time! 
By using the code  YNSMAYNR 
you will receive 10% off your entire order!
Thanks for stopping bye and your next stop is...
the ever amazing Dana!
See Ya later!

Our Creative Corner -  Add a Frame..3D and Popped Up 
Alphabet Challenge -  "C" is for CAS - clean & simple
Little Red Wagon - Use a Tree in your Project
Gingerloft -  Plant a Tree

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunny Sunday!

Wow today has turned out to be a real shiner for sure!
  I have a underwater scene card today using

 I love mermaids they are amazing creatures what a life to live under the sea...

If you could be any mythical creature what would you choose?

Talk to you later!

Totally Gorjuss - Water or Anything Wet
Crafty Catz -  Anything goes
Stamp Man  - Bingo Blue Torn Edges, Die Cuts my Kelp
Stamp Something - Something with beachy colours
 Some Odd Girl - Make a scene
Crafts and Me - Anything goes, Optional Kraft
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes

Friday, May 20, 2011

Better late than never TGIF posting...

Hello and Happy belated Friday!
I have no idea how your weekend will play out but supposedly
I have two A.M. games tomorrow following tonight's 
thunderstorms...should be interesting!
I have a card I want to share showcasing Tiddly Inks 

This is an image I colored many moons ago and just
now got around using it! 
I love this image and Thank You Christy 
for offering this up as a "freebie" way back when!
Well I'm off to watch Harry Potter &
The Deathly Hallows Part 1. Goodnight!!!
4 Crafty Chicks - Brads used gold itty bitty brads
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  No sentiment.
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Truly Scrumptious Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean & simple
Stamps R Us -  use something digi

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Rubber release!

Hello! I am excited to share with you some great digis that 
Melissa from Pink Cat Studio turned into rubber.

Here are a few cards showcasing some of these images:

Lulibelle & Friends

Betty Loves School

 Blobby Creations

Here is a list of retailers so you know where to grab these!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Wow, we have had two days of sunshine in a row!
The Iris are staring to bloom as well as the Painted Daisies and
Dwarf Peonies, 
with the Penstimon and Poppies soon to follow.
The greatest joy is the snakes they are everywhere and this makes me happy!
I realize many of you do not have the affinity I have for these creatures 
I was a tomboy growing up so I'd usually have some creepy crawling critter
in my hand and pockets most of the time. 
I got bit stung sprayed and peed and pooped on 
but I never learned to fear these valuable creatures.
My kids are the same as I and I am most pleased!!!

I have a card to share using a Pixie Dust Studio Image
Pixie Pearl:
(click for sharper image)

She looks how I feel when I am outside taking in all the beauty...
Thanks for stopping, by I am off to see what else is blooming.

A Spoonful Of Sugar - #152 Anything Goes 
Anything Goes Challenge -  #41 BINGO Distressing, Flowers, Embossing 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - - Use Orange Somewhere in Project
There's Magic in the Air  - Embossing (dry or heat) 
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic tac toe Embossing, Ribbon, Digi

Monday, May 16, 2011

Goodbye Mondays!

Today is the last Monday of the school year for my kids and they are so excited as well as I!
Just had to share!
 As most of you know by now  Your Next Stamp is sponsorong
and if you participate in the sketch challenge 
you can receive a 10% discount off Your Next Stamp purchase!! 

Here is the sketch:
  Here is my card show casing Rock Star Fhiona:
(click on picture for sharper image)

I found the round metal circle within the shadows of my stash
ans I used Stazon for the stamps and ran it through the 
Cuttlebug for texture.
Well that's all for now thanks for stopping by!
Desert Island Crafters... Square Card, Image, die cuts, embossing wet or dry, pattern paper
Corrosive  Birthdays 
Creative Cowgirls  Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes  Birthdays
Stamp Something  Anything Goes
Southern Girls  Let's hear it for the Girls

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

YNSC42 Pop It Up!

Hello everybody I am back! Mexico was amazing,
when I get things better sorted I will share some pictures.

Well for this weeks new YNS Challenge Jenny would like us to
POP IT UP!  Use foam, Pop Dots, whatever you have
to create some dimension on your creations. 
I am  pop-up-aholic I just cant get enough of foam tape.
For my card I decided to use the
I know it's getting warmer out but I just couldn't resist!

I just love that happy sun and fun little mushrooms 
not to mention the great sentiment!

For this challenge Karen has generously offered up this great stamp:
This great image is called Fetch ,
 remember there's a chance to win some YNS Bucks too!
So what are you waiting for? Start Popping!
Paper Take Weekly - Punches Or Die-Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown - Die-cuts
Crazy Challenge  - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of Layers
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Allsorts -  Use at least 3 Different Stamps
Crafty Catz -  Include a quote/sentiment.
Crafty Pad -  Spots and Dots
Creative Cowgirls -  Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends -  No design paper