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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Valentine Date with Daddy

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is staying warm. We here in New England are under a deep Artic Freeze. It is the coldest temps that we have seen in 6 years. It is going to warm up a bit tomorrow and with the warmer temps is coming another BIG snowstorm on Wednesday. I am expecting we will have school canceled on Thursday. Pretty soon we are going to run out of "Snow Days" and we still have our snowiest month coming up!
Being Tuesday it is also time for another great challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week we have a color challenge for y0u This week we also have a fabulous sponsor One Stop Card Crafts

They are offering one lucky player this week a One Stop Card Crafts Gift Certificate. How awesome is that!!! We can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!
I made this card to offer it to a friend for her daughter. Every year her husband takes out their daughter (6 yrs old) for a Valentine date. I thought she would like a card to remember the special time.

The ladies really did a wonderful job on their creations this week hoping to inspire you, be sure to stop by their blogs.

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Aud Sentiments Challenge #20- This week their challenge is to create a card with a sentiment that has a "Love Theme". I love anything Valentine or love.

Bearly Mine Challenge #2-This week their challenge is a recipe- 3 flowers, 2DP I used Bearly Mine DP (I love this set) and 1 image. Great 2nd challenge!

Lili of The Valley Challenge 81-This is the wonderful sketch (I just turned it) and stamp that I used on my creation!

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #12-This challenge this week is all about "Love" a perfect time of year for this theme!

Creatalicious Challenge #18-This week the challenge is "Ribbon and Love". I used some
black satin ribbon down the center of my card and I made sure my card was oozing with LOVE!

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 148-This week they have a "Recipe Challenge" 3-2-1, I used 3 flowers, 2 DP, and 1 image. I love recipe challenges!

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #43-This week their challenge is one of my favorites, "Anything Goes"!

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8-This month their challenge is "Anything Goes". I love this theme everyone is so creative with it!

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #95-This week the inspiration cupcake is red and white with heats, very yummy! I love anything with a "Love" theme!

Paper Cutz Challenge #75-This challenge is called "It's Your Choice", fun theme for their challenge!

Stamp Something Challenge-This week their challenge is "Something Cute". I think this little girl is really cute!

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #53-This challenge is a sketch or a theme of "Who Do You love?" or both. I chose the theme, wonderful idea for a challenge!

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #50- This week their challenge is "Add a Heart". I added 3 of theme on my creation!

Alphabet Challenge-This week the challenge is "L For Ladies" like this little lady all dressed up!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #38-This week the challenge is "Flowers". I can't hardly ever make a card without flowers on it so this was fun for me!

Wild Orchids Challenge 15-This week their challenge is to get "Sentimental" use a sentiment on your card.

These are all fabulous challenge so be sure to stop by each of them and play along!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Blast!

Happy Tuesday! It is snowing here once again and turning to ice and freezing rain later in the afternoon. I am so ready for Spring even though we have about 2 months more of snow. Being Tuesday it is also time for another fantastic challenge at
This week we're staying with the time of year so the theme this week is Winter Blast. We also have a fabulous sponsor this week Whimsy Stamps.
Their stamps are just too adorable so wouldn't like to win some! Don't put those winter stamps away just yet and come play with us this week. We were lucky enough to be given some of their cute images to create some wonderful cards to inspire you this week. Be sure to check out what the ladies have created for you to see.

I did this card in some of my favorite colors. The DP that I used is from Bearly Mine Designs, her digital papers are so beautiful they can be addicting. I also tried to make it look frosty so I used a lot of real glitter on everything. I am not sure you can see it all especially on the DP. Besides snowmen I love winter animals for my cards, like these cuties!

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #84-This is the fantastic sketch that I used for my card. I loved creating with it!

By The Cute and Girly January Challenge- This challenge is "Bling It On". This is a favorite for me.

Copic Creations Challenge #42-Their challenge this week is "Anything New". I love my new things like my DP, my digi and the jewels I used on this card.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #55-This challenge is "Warm and Toasty" this week. I think as warm and toasty putting on the scarf and ear muffs!

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 77-This week their challenge is "Bears, Bears, Bears". I love this little polar bear on my creation.

Ooh La La Creations Challenge #71-This week their challenge is to "Bling It ON", I love having lots of bling on my creations!

Pile It On Challenge #3-This week their challenge is "Anything Goes", one of my favorite kinds of challenge.

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #38-This week their challenge is "Winter". It fits the weather this week in New England!

Simply Create Challenge #35-This week they are challenging us to "Use Your Punches". I used a snowflake punch, a circle punch, and the punches that my phrase is stamped on!

Stamp Something Challenge-This week their challenge is a fun one "Anything Goes". A favorite of mine!

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge-This week their challnge is "Anything Goes" nice and easy for a whole lot of fun!

Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #93-This week they would like to see a "Die Cut" on our creations. I love using die cuts on my cards,especially around my image!

Sundays With Crissy Challenge #13-This month the challenge is to use "Ribbon" on your creation. I can't imagine a card of mine without ribbon!

Beary Sweet Challenge #18-This week their challenge is "Friendship or Love". This is a wonderful theme for a challenge, I think this image is full of friendship!

The Crafty Pad Challenge #104-This week their challenge is "Something New", my new is my stash- some new DP, a new image and new jewels in lots of colors!

Res-Q Challenge #66-This week the challenge is to "Use Bright Colors" on your creation. I love bright and cheery colors!

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 63-This week their challenge to us is "Cuddly". What is better than to get cuddly with a friend that is soft and warm!

Hanna and Friends Challenge #77-This week their challenge for us is "Snow". I have lots of snow outside my window so my creation might as well have lots too!

The Fuzzy Wuzzy January Challenge #5-This month their challenge is "Anything Goes", a great theme for fun furry creatures!

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wondeful comments that you leave for me to read.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Happy Creating,
Mary

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Follow The Leader?

You would not believe how fast the snow is falling here in our part of New England! We have gotten 19 inches in about 131/2 hours and it is still snowing. In honor of this storm I thought I would post this card. This is a Dustin Pike image that I love. The expressions on each duck's face is so funny, they look dazed from the chilly surroundings. This image went along with some other carnival images I bought a while back. My first thought was the ducks messed up and didn't make it to Florida!

I don't know if you can tell but there is lots of glitter on this card. I glittered the water, the drippy ice on the side, at the bottom of their eyes. all the snowflakes and on top of the snow(Flower Soft). I really wanted a lot of sparkle against the bright colors! I also couldn't resist adding speech bubbles. The art teacher at school would shoot me if she saw them!

These are some wonderful challenges that fit my card

Aly's Sunday Sketch Challenge ASC33-This challenge is "Things with Wings". All these ducks take care of the wings!

CES Challenge #18-This challenge is all about "Creatures both great and small". Great idea for a challenge theme!

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #11-This week their challenge is "Anything Goes" one of my favorite themes!

Create4Fun Challenge Week 02-This is the great sketch I used for my card!

Creative Inspirations Challenge #94-This challenge is a photo inspiration for the colors (blue, brown , white). I love these colors together.

Crafts And Me Challenge #21-This challenge this week is "Paper Tearing". Not something I do often, just right for this card though!

Creative Belli Blog Challenge #108-Their challenge is "Snow". I like it on my cards not so much out my window.

Double Dutch Challenge #59-Make a scene is the challenge this week. I added the snow, the sky and the flakes to create the scene.

Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge-This challenge is "Baby It's Cold Outside". I thought this Dustin Pike digi worked perfect for the cold!

Papertake Weekly Challenge-Cold and Frosty Morning is their challenge this week. These little guys look very cold and frosty in the water!

Stamp With Fun Challenge #93-This week the challenge is "Snow", I added it to the ground with Flower Soft and put snowflakes in the sky and as embellishments.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Try Something Different, my different is paper tearing. I NEVER to this technique. I am always afraid of tearing too much. I think it looks good on this card though.

The Crazy Challenge CCH#49-This challenge is to use "Animals" on your creation, I hope ducks count!

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Mary

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Love Is In The Air! Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge

Hello everyone! It has been quite a while since I have posted. I have been fighting what I thought was an infection from a spider bite. It turns out that though I did have a bite all the problems were from having Shingles and not knowing it. It grinded my crafting to a halt for the last two weeks. I can say that I do finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with this virus. I do have to thank Kristen (Scrap-Creations) for making me realize that I couldn't just wait it out and needed to get some medical help. Thanks Kristen you're the BEST!!!!! You're going to make a fantastic nurse.

It is Tuesday and that means that it is time for another challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. The theme this week is Love is in the Air. You can interpret this any way you like. I did it with a touch of many things I love roses, pink and brown together, hearts, sparkle and the look of lace.

I actually started this card for last week's GGWSC challenge but couldn't finish it. I did just finish it to play along this week. Don't you just love this image it is from Stamped Fairy. They have the most adorable digis. I loved this one because it is a little different from her others, it could be used for love, friendship, family, sending you a hug, so many possibilities!

The ladies creations this week are fabulous so be sure to stop by and see what they created to inspire you this week. We would love to have you play along with us!
Peggy Regan
Kristen Catalano
Kim Howard
Jacki Randolph
Marie Bridgeman
Kristine Breach Guest DT

These are a few challenge that fit my card

Crazy For Challenges C4C69-This is a color inspiration challenge. I love these colors of pinks and browns!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 124-Something new is the challenge this week. My new is this beautiful new ribbon and brown roses that I found at Michaels and this new digi from Stamp Fairy.

Everybody-Art-Challenge #124-I used this great sketch this week only I turned it upside down!

Lexi's Creations Challenge 31-This week the challenge is to "Say It with Love" great time of year for a love theme.

Moving Along With the Times Challenge #80-This challenge is "Out with the Old, In with the New". My old is the rose punch around punch and my new is the glitter ribbon and the Stamp Fairy digi.

My Partner In Crafting Crime Challenge #17-This week the challenge is "Something New". My new is this glitter ribbon (I bought 3 of them) and this Stamp Fairy digi!

One Stitch At A time Challenge 44-Their challenge this week is "Love and Valentine". I love this theme for cards.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #116-This week their challenge is to use "Tons of Texture", I have flowers, the rose punch glitter and ribbon for my texture!

Stamp Something Challenge-It is January Digi Day for the3 challenge this week. I love this challenge theme!

Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #92-This challenge this week is to use an old favorite and something brand spankin' new! My olf favorite is my rose Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamp and my MS lace punch, my new is the glitter ribbon and the Stamp Fairy digi.

Creative Inspirations Challenge #50-This week their challenge is to use something new on your creation. I used my new glitter ribbon and a new digi from Stamp Fairy!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary