Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter!

It is hard to believe that it is already week 4 of Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenges. This week the challenge is an Easter theme. How perfect with Easter less than a week away and I am sure could use an extra Easter card for their stash so why not come play along with us! Don't forget to use Basic Grey paper on your creation.
The ladies have all outdid themselves with beautiful creations to inspire you! Take a peek and let them know how much you like what they have created!

On my card I used a new Easter Bunny from Bildmalarna, they have the cutest stamps! I also used lots of Stickles on my card though it doesn't photograph very well. I even Stickled my Basic Grey paper to make it shine.

Here are some other fantastic challenges that go along with my card

Fussy N' Fancy Friday Challenge 7-This week they have an Easter Challenge

Everybody Art Challenge #83-They have an Easter Challenge also this week

Charisma Cardz Challenge #12-Spring Has Sprung is their fun Challenge

Paperplay Challenge week 12-Another great Easter Challenge for this week

Crafty Angels Challenge week 28-This is a fun Easter Challenge and my first time playing with them

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #74- Easter Projects or cards challenge this week

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #43-Their challenge is an Easter challenge this week

Pile It On Challenge #12-Animal-Riffic is their challenge, what fun!

Daring Cardmakers Challenge-How Egg-citing! is their challenge, to make something that has to do with eggs!

These are all fantastic challenges so check them out or better yet play along with them!
Stamps-Bilmalarna Stamps, A Muse (saying)
Paper-Basic Grey DP, SU Lovely Lilac and Pixie Pink CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks-Copics, SU Lavender Lace
Accessories-Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, CTMH Flowers, Recollections Sticker Pearls, Stickles, SU Slot Punch

Thanks for stopping by to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for me to read. Hope to see you again soon!

Happy Creating,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Please VOTE at TGF Royal Battle!

Isn't this a cute card? The Greeting Farm is having a great contest with over 60 teams competing. This theme for the first round was a retro card with a color challenge. This card is made by Kristen (Scrap Creations) for the team The New Englanders which is made up of Kristen, Peggy, and myself and we need your votes. It is easy to do just go to The Greeting Farm here and leave a comment. We would really like to move on to the next round so we would really appreciate your help if you like our card.

Happy Creating,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Easter Gift For You

With it getting close to Easter I thought I better get going on some Easter cards. This card was made with a Mo's Digital Pencil image that I absolutely love. I am not sure it was meant to be for an Easter card but it reminded me of when my kids were little and were looking to give their grandmother a gift from them not the family. It meant that we would be running out the day before and buying flowers for them to give. This image is just like my daughter was at this age all dressed up pretty with some kind of shoes that she liked but didn't always match what she was wearing. (She had a major thing about owning lots of shoes back then and still does today!) So I think it would make a perfect card for my mother this year.

I did feather blending on her dress, I need some more practice at it I think. I love the look of it when it is done right. Mine does look a little better in real life than in my picture here. I used some of my favorite ribbon on this card also, it is two colors blue and green blended together on it.

Here are some fantastic challenges that fit this card

Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #35-This challenge is an Easter theme

Bee Crafty Challenge #26-This is a Spring challenge, What says Spring more than Easter time!

Magical Crafts Challenge #11-This challenge is an Spring/Easter theme

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 35-This is a Spring or Easter Challenge this week!

Stamp With Fun Challenge #51-The fun challenge this week is Easter

Lexi's Creations Challenge #10-This challenge is an Easter Theme

I Love Digi Challenge #3-The challenge is an Easter Theme and use a digi stamp

Polka Doodles Challenge #11-This is a really fun sketch and the twist to it was to have all the elements(4) interlock somehow. This was one that needed some thought!
Copic Creations Anniversary Challenge-It is their one year Anniversary so there challenge is to do your favorite Copic technique that they have shown us throughout the year. One of my favorites is feather blending. I need some more practice but it looks great when done perfectly!

Please check out all this fantastic challenges! It is lots of fun to play along with them!

Stamps-Mo's Digital Pencil Digi Stamps, A Muse(saying)
Paper-Basic Grey DP pack, SU Lavender Lace CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks-Copics, SU Ballet Blue
Accessories-Nesties, MS Lace Border Punch and Branch Punch, Marvy SM. Oval Punch, Prima Mini Rose, LSS Ribbon, Bow Easy

Thank you much for stopping by to see what I created. Your comments are so wonderful and very much appreciated!

Happy Creating,

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Spring!!

Can you believe that it is already time for the third challenge for Going Grey with Scrap Creations. This week's challenge is a really great one, after a long, cold snowy winter it is time to break out those cute Spring stamps and create something for a


The ladies have really out did themselves this week. Be sure to let them know how much you like their wonderful creations. And don't forget that you need to use Basic Grey paper on your creation, I just love the new Basic Grey papers. This paper is from one of the newer pack that just came out!

Isn't this a really cute stamp. It is from a stamp company called Bildmalarna. Their stamps are adorable. After I colored her I cut it out and popped it up. I stamped flowers on each side of her with my Rubber Stamp Tapestry set then Stickled all the flowers.

These are some challenges that fit with this card
Going Grey With Scrap Creation Challenge #3-The Challenge this week is a Spring theme. Aren't you so ready to do Spring and forget about winter!

Quirky Crafts Challenge 24-This challenge is to use flowers on your creation, I love flowers on almost everything I create!

Crafty Calendar Challenge 6-Flower Power is their challenge this month.

Frosted Designs Challenge-Think Spring is the challenge this week.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 17-Spring into Spring!

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #76 Challenge-Ring in Spring is their fun challenge this time!

Creative Belli Challenge #87-This fun challenge was a great sketch with a twist, you needed to use a clip on your creation.

Fab n' Funky Challenge #15-"It's All New" is the challenge, to use something new on your creation. I used my new stamp, new Basic Grey paper, my new Spellbinder deckle oval nestie, and my new Prima roses! I love new things to play with!

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #22-The challenge this week is to use ribbon, what is a card without ribbon!

Allsorts Challenge Week 44-This challenge is Spring is in The Air!

Crafty Catz Challenge #24-This challenge is a spring challenge!
Roses on Paper Challenge 34-This fun challenge is "Punch It". you need to use a punch on your creation. I used the Paper Shaper leaf punch on my card as well as a few Nestibilities! Great challenge to do.

These are all fantastic challenges and you should consider playing along or see what others created for each challenge!

Stamps-Bildmalarna, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper- Basic Grey, SU Pretty In Pink and Mint Melody CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks- Copics, Ass't. SU Ink Colors, Memento Black
Accessories-Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prima Roses, Paper Shaper Leaf Punch, Stickles, Michaels Ribbon, Misc. Swirl Clip

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

Happy Creating,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

He Loves Me Not!

Today is a beautiful, sunny St. Patrick's Day in New England! It puts me in such a happy mood. I decided to post a really fun and sort of silly card today! This is one of the Kraftin' Kimmies stamps that I bought a while back and couldn't quite decide what to do with her until now. You know when you pick a flower with petals and pluck them one at a time while saying "he loves me, he loves me not", I decided she was sticking the pins into the doll as she is thinking, "he loves me, he loves me not!" and then throwing in a few "wicked wishes" since she has a few pins left. That is why she is blushing and has a smile on her face!

I love Basic Grey paper and whenever I buy it I always buy two packs so I don't run out of it right away. Green is not my favorite color so I only bought one of this Origins pack and so regret it. Turns out I love it. Now it goes right to the top of my list of must haves.

This card is a mix of a lot of old and new. I have decided I have to start using up crafting stuff that I have bought and never use instead of just buying new. The ribbon on this card was bought in 2005 (don't ask me why I wrote the date and store on it) and then never opened until this week. The hat pin I have had for a couple of years but hardly ever used them because they were expensive so I was saving them for "special" cards. I tend to hoard a lot of stuff that I think I might run out of. The rope border punch was the first one I bought long ago and used always then started to collect dust when scallops came out. I have decided to try to use 3 "old things" every time I make a card. Does anyone else hoard there stuff or just forget what you have to use? I hope it's not just me!

Well enough rambling here are the challenges that this card fits

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #19-Lucky 4 is the challenge, some thing lucky on the card or 4 of something the same. I have four beads on my hat pin. This challenge made me realize how often I use 3 of something on my cards, not 2 or 4.

Little Red Wagon #20-There challenge this week is to use Copics. I love my Copics, I colored my image with them and also I colored the flower shades of green and put spots on them to coordinate with the spots on the DP. Couldn't live with out them!

Raise The Bar Challenge #8-this challenge is to "Go Green". I tried to have lots of shades of green on this card!

Stamp Something Challenge-Cream and green is their challenge this week. I have both green and cream on this card and they go together quite nicely I think.

Practical Scrappers Sketch Friday-I loved working with this sketch! It gave me a lot to work with to make it my own for this card!

Paper Cutz Challenge #32-This is a fun challenge because it is "Anything Goes" and I thought this card was sort of the same because of the silliness behind it!

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #21-"Just Bead It" is this challenge. I haven't pulled out my beads in a very long time, it was lots of fun using them on my creation.

Copic Creation Challenge #24-This is their one year anniversary so they are letting us chose our favorite technique that they have shared this year. I have learned lots of wonderful things but one of my favorites is being able to color embellishments. i love when everthing on a card coordinates. I colored the flower shades of green and then dotted it with brown spots to go with the backround DP!

One Stop Craft Challenge #71-this is really fun it is Spots and Dots. i love anything with dots so I knoew this would be a fun challenge to play along with!

Creative Card Crew Challenge 46-The challenge is going dotty. I am definitely going dotty myself some days, so why not on my cards!

Colour Create Challenge 40-This challenge is to use the colors mint, chocolate and cream. This is a great combination of colors.

Crafty Creations Challenge 59-Another great challenge using spots and dots. Great minds (and challenges) think alike!

Stamps-Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps, Savvy Stamps(saying)
Paper-Basic Grey DP, SU Old Olive CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks-Copics, SU Certainly Celery Ink
Accessories-Nesties, Fiskers Rope Border Punch, SU Pretties Hat Pin Set, Prima Flower and Rose, Hero Arts Pearls, Walmart Ribbon, Boxer Scrapbook Pearl Pins

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read, they mean a lot to me.

I hope you are having beautiful weather like we are and can take some time to enjoy it!

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Oh Rainy Day! It has been pouring here for three straight days and after tonight it will be three nights too! Along with the pounding rain we have had strong winds and lots of flooding. I should be sick of all of it but I figure for it being March in New England it could be worse, this could all be snow and we would be buried in it until June! Tomorrow we should see some clearing and then sun and warm temps into the 60's by the weekend. All this rain makes for a good crafting time.

This card is for week 2 of Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge. I hope you all got a chance to play along with us last week. The cards were all wonderful, so many talented ladies out there!
This week the challenge is to make a card to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! I am Irish so it was always a day for a dinner of corned beef and cabbage and lots of wearing of green. All of the lady's cards this week are sure to inspire you to play along with us! So dig out your Basic Grey Paper and start creating.

When I saw this cute image from Sassy Cheryl's of a boy in a kilt trying to play the bag pipes I fell in love with it. Knew I had to have it for this card. Her digis are so cute that I had to buy a few more so you'll be seeing those soon on my cards.

This card fits the following challenges

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge #2-This week the challenge is a St. Patrick's Day card and don't forget to use Basic Grey paper on your creation!

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #50-The cupcake this week has 3 leaf clovers on it. My first thought was St. Pat's Day and the luck of the Irish! Do I feel lucky?

KL SNS Challenge #21-I love the sketch they have this week. Lots of room for your own interpretation!

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #74-The challenge this week is "Anything Goes" and seven lucky people will win their new stamps that they just released!

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge 6-This challenge fits right in with my card because the challenge is to use the color green on your creation. I have lots of "GREEN"!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 82-The challenge this week is "Going Green". Perfect color for this time of year and this holiday!

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 33-Their challenge is to use green on your card, at least 1/3 of your creation has to be green! Not hard on a St. Pat's Day card
Digital Tuesday Challenge #50-The challenge this week is to make as St. patrick's Day card or a card with lots of green! I have both so I'm all set to play!

Stamps-Sassy Cheryl's digi stamps, Hero Arts (saying)
Paper-Basic Grey Origins Paper Pack, SU Garden Green CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks-Copics, SU Bashful Blue and Garden Green Inks
Accessories-Nesties, Cloudmaker, Recollections Clover Jewels, Hero Arts Pearls and Jewels, Stickles, LSS Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you have left for me. You definitely put a smile on my face!

Happy Creating,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In Bloom!!

I definitely have Spring Fever. It has been in the 50's and sunny here for quite a few days. I have seen some crocuses coming up and the kids are wearing shorts to school! What better says Spring than bunnies. I love to color bunnies and all the papers are bright and colorful so it puts me in a really happy mood. I think some of the cutest bunnies are the High Hope ones. This was a free one from them last year that they sent with my order for waiting quite a while. This is the first time I got to color and use it so it seems like a brand new stamp.

I love this striped DP because it is glittered on some of the stripes, a nice added touch. I finished this card when I got together with friends to stamp and laugh this past weekend. The dotted paper was in my sister's stash and worked perfectly with the dots in the striped DP. Don't you just love when everything goes together effortlessly.

I used some new products on this card that I couldn't resist buying, the glittered brads around the bunny are We R Memory Keepers and the Glitter Buttons are American Craft Elements I found them both at my LSS in Westford, MA. The silver heart charm was from the clearance bin at Michaels, I love digging in there to see what I can find for a steal!

Here are the challenges that this card is for

Sketch and Stash Challenge 30-This was a great sketch challenge and the twist to this challenge is to use new stuff you have couldn't resist having! I am so weak when it comes to new things to play with!

Stamp With Fun Challenge Challenge #49-This challenge is all about Spring, what a great challenge to start Spring early

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #18-"Let it Shine" is the challenge, anything that you think of when you hear the word "SHINE". I think of sparkle like the glittered DP, the glitter brads and buttons, and the silver charm, lots of shine I think!

Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #15-This challenge is to have stripes and at least 3 buttons. How much fun is this challenge, I love both of these things!

Quirky Crafts Challenge 23-This is a new challenge for me and a fun one. This challenge is to use buttons and it has to be a cute theme. I love cute!

KL SNS Challenge #20-Button Down the Hatches is the challenge this week. You are to use buttons on your creation. Catchy title for a great challenge!

Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Challenge SSDS30-This challenge is an open challenge this week and a new challenge that I just found. I love new challenges!

Stamps-High Hopes, Hero Arts(saying)
Paper-SU Cool Carribean, YoYo Yellow CS, Papertrey White CS, Bo Bunny and Imaginisce DP
Inks-Copics, SU Cool Caribbean Ink
Accessories-Nesties, MS Lace Punch, We R Memory Keepers Glittered Brads, American Craft Elements Glitter Buttons, Recollection Sticker Pearls, Lss Ribbon, Micheals Heart Charm

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I created. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. It means a lot to me! Come by again soon.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

An Exciting New Weekly Challenge!

I have some really exciting news!!!!!! There is a great new weekly challenge that is starting today, "Going Grey" with Scrap-Creations Challenges. It is being hosted by Kristen Catalano of Scrap-Creations. The great thing about it is that each week there will be a theme for the challenge and the twist to these challenges is that you need to use Basic Grey paper on your creation as well as the weekly theme. The very first one is "CELEBRATIONS" in honor of the the first challenge. You have until the following Monday at 6:00pm EDT to post your creation. Hope Stamps Eternal has graciously offered to sponsor the first challenge and has a fantastic prize, a pack of Kioshi and Green at Heart Basic Grey 6x6 paper packs, so you'll definitely want to play along!

I am very honored to say that I have been asked to be part of the DT team for these challenges.
All of these ladies are extremely talented so I am very excited to be part of the team!

This is the card that I created for this first challenge, CELEBRATIONS. The Basic Grey paper is from one of the new paper packs. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. One thing that you can't see in the picture is that the spirals on her dress have been glittered for some sparkle (every party dress should sparkle and shine right?) Hope you like my interpretation of this challenge.

Here are some other challenges for this card

"Going Grey" with Scrap-Creations Challenge #1-This first challenge is "Celebrations" a definitely fun theme. Don't forget your BG paper!

Just Us Girls Challenge #23-a wonderful sketch, I loved using it for this card

Paperplay Challenge week 9-Just Because is the challenge this week, a fun challenge!

Dare You To Digi Stamp Challenge #32-This challenge was to use pearls on your creation. I think I have that covered with this card

The Pink Elephant Challenge #57-This challenge is to create a party invite. Cute idea for a challenge

Saturday Spotlight Challenge SSHP21-The challenge this week is "friendship", This girl and her dog are definitely friends who like to party together, don't you think?

Creative Card Crew Challenge-The challenge this week is for a celebration also. Who doesn't like to create and celebrate it!


Stamps-Mo's Digital Pencil, Hero Arts
Paper-DP Basic Grey, CS SU Pixie Pink, Papertrey White
Inks-Copics, Memento Black
Accessories-Nesties, Recollection Sticker Pearls, MS lace Punch, Michaels ribbon, SU Glitter, Prima Flowers, and silver charm(thanks Kerry)

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created for my first DT position. I hope you will stop by and try out the first challenge! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read, it means a lot to me.

Have a wonderful day,