Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Way!! Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Week 8

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Being Tuesday means that it is time for another great challenge for you to play along with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. The challenge this week is this really fun sketch
I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil for this card. I can't resist her images of the cutest kids! This one especially has so much personality. I also did my card in pink and brown because I found myself coloring everything I colored during vacation in blues so I decided she would be cute in pink! I think I need to change the sentiment though. What do you think?

The other ladies has done a fabulous job this week with this sketch. Be sure to stop by and let each one of them know what you think of their creation!

I hope you come play with us this week. We really love to see what others have done with our challenges. Just remember the only thing you need is to use Basic Grey paper on your creation and have fun!

Here are some other challenges that fit my card
Dare You to Digi Friday Challenge #36-The challenge this week is to use flowers somewhere on your creation. I used my Prima roses that I love!

Crafty Ann's Challenge #13-This challenge is a recipe, 1 main digi image, a max of 3 colors, 1 ribbon, and 3 flowers. I loved this recipe.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #47-This is a color challenge, pink and brown!

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #25-Use Up That Stock is the challenge. You are to use 2 different pieces of DP on your creation. THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME because DP seems to multiply on its own at my house!

Res-Q Challenge-This is an inspiration challenge. Look at the page of umbrellas and pick the one that inspires you. I chose the pink gerber daisy one and used the color as my inspiration!

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge #56-My inspiration from this cupcake is the colors, pink and brown. It is a great cupcake this week!

I hope you have a minute to check out these wonderful challenges and maybe even play along!

Stamps- Mo's Digital Pencil Stamps, SU(saying)
Paper-SU Pretty in Pink and Choc. Chip CS, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, Memento Black and Brown
Accessories: Nesties, MS Lace and Branch Punch, CTMH Pearl Stick Pins, Prima Roses, Stickles, Recollection Sticker Pearls, and Walmart Ribbon

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

Happy Creating,

Monday, April 26, 2010

Loving Nature!

I am posting today after my first day back to school after vacation. It is always hard the first few days back. The kids aren't back into the routine right way and now they know summer can't be that far away. I had a quiet(nice) week and I finished it off yesterday with a full day of stamping with close friends! It was so much fun and a great way to end my vacation.

I got quite a few card done there and this is one of them. I love Sassy Cheryl's digis and finally decided to play along with their challenge, a great sketch. I have many of her images but this one worked best with the sketch and is really cute(I love ladybugs). I like the way the card came out, the only thing I would change is I wanted to stamp the saying in purple but only brought a blue ink pad and no one else brought any with them. A hazard of everyone using Copics these days I guess. I hope you like what I did with it. You can see the challenge Sassy Cheryl's Sassy Tuesday Challenge here.

Here are some other challenges that fit my card
Crafty Angels Challenge Week 32-The challenge is summer, my kids would explore for bugs on sunny, summer days when they were young!

Frosted Designs Challenge-The challenge is mask, I masked the image in order to make the cloud back round.

Raise The Bar Challenge #15-Color Me Happy is the challenge, to use your favorite color and then show a complimentary color. My favorite color is blue and I think that purple goes perfect with it!

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #20-"Get It All Out" is their challenge, use up some old, neglected stash you have. I love polka dotted ribbon but I bought this ribbon so long ago and was afraid I would use it all so fast that I hoarded it and just opened it for the first time.

The Crazy Challenge-Buttons, Brads, and Eyelets is this fun challenge. I hardly ever think to pull out any of these so I used purple brads on this card!

S2G Challenge #53-Spring Has Sprung, add flowers to your project! I put 3 different flowers together to use on my card.

Stamps: Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps, Penny Black(saying)
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, SU Bashful Blue, Memento Black
Accessories:Nesties, Cloud Maker, Michaels Flowers, Prima Flowers, Boxer Scrapbooking Pins, SU Leaf Punch, LSS Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Misc. brads

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

Happy Creating,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Gift For MOM

Good morning it is school vacation week here so I have this week off! Did you ever notice how fast vacation weeks pass by so quickly compared to work weeks. There are only 4 days left before we go back and I haven't even made a dent in my list of things that need to be done this week. I have gotten a lot of coloring finished. This cutie is one of the new releases from Sew Many Stamps that I was lucky enough to win. I love everyone of them especially the little boy and girl, they are so adorable.

I made this card following the sketch for the Sew Many Challenge this week and along with the sketch the theme is mother so I made a Mother's Day card. I used my favorite color blue as the main color. I accented the letters with my Rubber Stamp Tapestry mini flower set. The one thing I couldn't capture was all the sparkle, all the flowers on the image and the letters have Star Dust Stickles on them so the card really sparkles IRL. This card is simple compared to a lot of the cards I do but I am really happy with it.

Here are some other challenges that this card fits

Sew Many Challenge #11-A really cute sketch with a mother theme this week!

Dare You to Digi Stamp Challenge DU2DS35-this challenge is to use metal, I used a metal heart charm on my card.

Practical Scrappers Challenge-This challenge id floss, fiber and ribbon. The first two I hardly ever use but I live for ribbon (especially polka dotted).

ABC Challenge-S is for SPARKLE. Love this because I would sparkle everything if I could!

Totally Gorguss Challenge #26-Charming is the challenge. I love to use charms so I picked a double heart for a child and mother's heart together.


Stamps: Sew Many Digi Stamps, Rubber Stamps Tapestry, Just Rite Letter Stamps
Paper: SU Choc. Chop CS, Papertrey White CS, DP Bo Bunny
Inks: Copics, Ass't. SU Inks, Memento Black and Brown
Accessories: SU square punch and ticket punch, Recollection Sticker Pearls, Stickles, Michaels Ribbon, JoAnns Silver Hearts Charm

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.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pickin' Posies, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #7

It is hard to believe that it is Tuesday already and time for another challenge for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. The challenge this week is a fun and easy one! We are challenging you to use
Three Embellishments
and as always Basic Grey Paper

I told you it was easy so dig out those embellishments that you have and play along with us. I used some of my most favorite embellishments on this card, polka dotted ribbon, decorative pins, brads and flowers. Now show us what you used!!!

We have a fantastic sponsor this week Stamp N Plus Scrap N. They have so many wonderful rubber stamps to choose from, there is something for every stamp lovers taste. The cutie that I used on my card was graciously given to me to use this week. Be sure to check out all the other cards created by the DTs to see what they created with these wonderful stamps! Stamp N Plus Scrap N is also having a blog hop right now so check it out here. The prize that they are giving to one lucky winner is some of their wonderful unmounted rubber stamps.

Check out what the other talented DTs have done this week

Kim Howard

Crystal Irwin

Lisa Somerville Guest Designer for April

These are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #8-a wonderful and fun sketch

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge-Ribbons and bows something every creation should have!

Stamp Something Challenge-Layers Challenge, I love lots of layers!

Pile It On Challenge #15-Is It Spring? Not sure about here in New England!

Cute Card Thursday Challenge-Touchy Feely, I have lots silky ribbon, raised embossing, soft flowers, smooth pearl hearts with sharp points, and bumpy scalloped edges.

Crafty Ann's Challenge #12-Let the Sunshine In is their challenge. What needs more sunshine than flowers and kids playing in the garden!

Creative Belli Challenge #89-die Cut Shapes Challenge, I used a regular oval, a deckle oval, and a scalloped oval die cut on my card.

Critter Sketch Challenge Week #10-This is a new challenge for me. You are to use 10 elements for your creation. I used 3 different CS, 3 different DPs, 6 flowers, 2 heart pins, 1 ribbon, 4 brads, I guess I nevered paid attention to how much I use on a card!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #19-Great Challenge, Desert Island! If you were marooned on a desert island want would you want with you. I would want a picture of my family, a bottle of wine and a glass to drink it in, chocolate, and my favorite stamping stuff like CS in lots of colors, Basic Grey x6 packs so I could make miss you and thank you cards(for when I am rescued), lots of cute already stamped and digi images to conserve space, MY COPICS I don't leave home without them, my cuttlebug and folders, a good cutter, tape gun with lots of extra tape in case sand sticks to it, pop dots, mini glue dots, my Nesties couldn't live without them, and lots of my fav embellishments, ribbons, brads, sticker pearls in lots of colors, bling, craft flowers, Stickles, white Signo pen, punches 5 0r 6 of them, and glitter pens. These are my MUST HAVES and used most of them on this card! After making this list I realized being marooned on a desert island must be like going on a stamping weekend far from home and the car is full and you can't bring everything you think you can't live without !!!!!

Supplies Stamps: Stamp N Plus Scrap N, Cats Pajamas(saying)

Papers: DP Basic Grey, SU Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery CS, Papertrey White CS

Inks: Copics, Memento Black

Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Leaf Punch, MS Lace Border Punch, SU Ticket Punch, Prima Flowers, Michaels Ribbon, White Gel Pen, JoAnns Heart Pins and Misc Brads

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. Stop by again soon!

Happy Creating,


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Showers,challenge #6 Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Here in New England April weather can anywhere from wintry to hot and sunny. This April so far has been no different. Last week we almost hit 90 and this week we could have frost. It has been so rainy that there was lots of flooding and now flowers and trees are blooming. The challenge this week for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is paying tribute to crazy April weather where ever you may be.

This week's challenge is

April Showers....

You can interpret this however you like as long as it has something to do with weather, flowers blooming, rain drops falling, be creative! Don't forget the only thing we require is that you use Basic Grey Paper on your creation!

The ladies have really out done themselves with creations to inspire you this week so be sure to stop by and show them some love.

Kristen Catalano Scrap-Creations

Peggy Regan

Kim Howard

Crystal Irwin

Lisa Somerville- Guest designer for April

I loved this challenge because I couldn't wait to use this cute image from Phindys Digi Stamps. I have it colored for awhile but just not the right opportunity to use it until this challenge. I went for a colorful card this time instead of my usual pastels. I knew I wanted a bright yellow slicker. I was lucky to find great BG paper to match after coloring my image first then looking through the paper. Sometimes doing it this way bites me in the butt if you KWIM! These glitter buttons are new from American Crafts and I have every color because I love the sparkle of them.

Here are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Basic Grey Challenge week 17-A great sketch by Martine and use Basic Grey

CRAFT Challenge #45-The challenge this week is a recipe, to use buttons on your card. I love these sparkle buttons

For Fun Challenge-April Showers Bring May Flowers is the challenge,rain showers, flowers or Spring is the theme!

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C32-This is a fun recipe this week, 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads, and 3 different punches. For the punches I used a MS border , SU Leaf, and a Marvy Scallop punch

Paper Cutz Challenge #36-This challenge was a fun one, you needed to use 3 different DP, all 3 of mine are Basic Grey!

Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #18-The challenge this week is April Weather!!!!!

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #23-Digi It! is the challenge, I absolutely love DIGIS! I used a Phindy Digi on this card.

The Crazy Challenge- This is a fun new challenge that I found. Their challenge this week is "Don't Call Me Flat", anything that is 3D on your creation or any creation that is 3D! How fun is this.

Ooh La La Creations Challenge #51-This challenge is a great one and also a new challenge for me, the theme is April Showers

Lots To Do Challenge Week 14-The challenge this week is embossing, I embossed a piece of my DP with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

I hope you stop by each of these fantastic challenge blogs to see all the wonderful creations or better try playing along!


Stamps: Phindys Digi Stamps

Paper: SU Bliss Blue CS, Papertrey White CS, Basic Grey DP

Inks: Copics

Accessories: Nesties, Prima Flowers, Marvy Scallop, MS Border, Paper Shaper Sm. Leaf and SU Leaf Punches, Dew Drops, American Craft Glitter Buttons, Michaels Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I created. I really do appreciate all your wonderful comments about my cards! I hope you stop by again some time soon.

Happy Creating,


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

When You Gotta Go..., Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge #5

Good Morning everyone. I hope your weather is as wonderful as it is here in New England! I just love everything about Springtime. This card is for the first challenge of April, Challenge #5 at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. The theme for this week is SEW CUTE, create a card or project using a cute stamp or digi image!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

They have absolutely adorable digital images that are wonderful to create with and the ladies couldn't be nicer or more helpful over there. All of the DT cards that were created this week used a Sew Many digi that was graciously donated to each of us by Sew Many and they are offering a great prize to the winner of this week's challenge so be sure to pull out your cutest stamp and play along with us, just remember to use Basic Grey paper on your creation.

I created an easel card this week because I just learned how to make them and it was so much fun I decided to make one for our challenge! This image made me laugh when I first saw it and thought of the comforts of home! I thought the image should look 3D so I popped up just the top half of the image after I cut it out. I also added two different colors of Flower Soft, green grass and citrus, to the ground to give the image some dimension. It took a couple of tries to get the wood to look weathered but I am happy with it.

Please look at what our wonderful DTs created that are SEW CUTE!

Here are some other fantastic Challenges that fit my creation

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #29-This is a wonderful sketch this week with an option of "Fly Away" so I added a butterfly charm to go with the cloud back round!

Crafty Calendar Challenge #7-Aprils Fool is their challenge this month, make a funny card. This is my attempt at funny!

Crafty Catz Challenge #26-This challenge is a color combo, green, orange and white. Fun combo to work with!

Pile It On Challenge #13-Their challenge is to create an easel card, I love making them!

Stamp For Fun Challenge #53-This challenge this week is a recipe, 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttons

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge # 37-Fancy Folds is their challenge this week, I did an fun and easy easel card

Sew Many Challenge-The challenge this week is a fancy fold, lots of fun to do this week!

Stampin' B's Challenge #52-This challenge is to make a funny card. This is me trying to be funny!

S2G challenges #50-This challenge is a fun one, Anything Goes. I like when you can do whatever you like and also see what everyone else does!

Townscrapper Challenge-Charmed, I'm Sure is the challenge. You are to use a charm on your creation, I used a pretty butterfly.
The Pink Elephant Challenge #61-This challenge is all about nature! How about when "nature calls"!

These are really great challenges this week so be sure to stop by and check them out and even play along.

Stamps: Sew Many Digi Stamps
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie CS, Papertrey White CS, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, SU Soft Sky Ink
Accessories: Nesties, Cloud Maker, Flower Soft, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers, Walmart Craft Buttons, Michaels Ribbon, Misc. Silver Butterfly Charm, Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really do appreciate it and all the wonderful comments you leave about my creation. Stop by again soon.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Turn!!!!

Good Sunday Morning and HAPPY EASTER! I wanted to post this card and ask for your help. This card was made by me for The Greeting Farm Royal Battle card contest I am part of Team New England. Last week the card created by Kristen (Scrap Creations) was wonderful and moved us into this round. This week's contest is all about creating an easel card, this is my first attempt at one, and getting you wonderful people to vote for it if you like it. You get 3 votes so it lets you vote for your favorite 3 cards! So if you have a minute go to The Greeting Farm and cast your vote. Thank you so much, Team New England really appreciates your votes!

It was really fun and easy making an easel card. I don't know why I didn't try before this. These 2 stamps I used were from a new set I just got this week from TGF. I couldn't wait to ink them up! I also couldn't resist popping up the birds and his hat like they actually in the air. It took some playing around but I even figured out a way to have the girl lay flat and then be brought back upright when I give the card to someone. The DP is the new paper from BG, Kioshi. I love, love, love everything about it, the colors, the designs it is just beautiful. I love these little Prima roses that I stumbled upon at Michaels, who would guess they would have something new and current there.

Here are a few other wonderful challenge that fit this card

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #77-How does your garden grow is their challenge this week
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #17-"Spring is in the Air" is the challenge for this week
Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #22-Into the Twilight, you are to create a card based on what "Inspires" you. Interesting challenge, my inspiration is "nature". I love the flowers blooming, warm breezes and the birds singing finally!
Charisma Cardz Challenge #13-Animal Magic is the fun theme for their challenge. I love to use animal images on my cards!
The Pink Elephant Challenge #60-Their challenge this week is to use pastels on your card, my favorite colors!
Everybody-Art Challenge #84-Their challenge this week is Spring. I love to make cards for this theme!
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Its Fill Your Boots Time is their challenge, it is an open challenge, do what you feel like creating!
Crafty Creations Challenge #61-This week their challenge is Anything Goes, I love these kinds of challenges!
Magical Crafts Challenge #12-The challenge is Animal Antics, use any furry animal on your creation
Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #53-This challenge has a colorful arrangment of flower cookies. My inspiration was that it looked like a garden in full bloom the same thing that my card is like, colorful flowers everywhere!

These are all really fantastic challenges, if you can stop by and see what everyone else has done to inspire your creativity!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: Su Lavender Lace and Bashful Blue CS, Papertrey White CS, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, Ass't. SU Inks
Accessories: Ass't. Nesties, 2 MS Butterfly Punches, MS Lace Border Punch, SU Branch Punch, Recollection Sticker Pearls, Prima Mini Roses, and Michaels Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today and especially for voting for my card if you get a chance(you have until Tuesday night). Your comments really mean a lot to me, I love reading each and every one.

Have a wonderful Easter with your families,