Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dare To Get Dirty

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Happy day to you and welcome to day four of the fun challenges over at SCS.   The Dare To Get Dirty Challenge is under way and you can get all the details about playing along here.  I have created these cards for three of today's challenge.  All stamps are Verve, be sure to head over and check them out...there is a sale going on!  You can get all the details, chatter, and check out the array of prizes to be won here Hope you will join us...have a great day...enjoy! 




Monday, July 30, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO252 HELLO

Good morning mojo fans, it is circle or sqaure week at the Mojo Monday Blog.  I went with the circle card, my favorite non traditional shaped cards.  I did leave off the one layer, it was getting to crowded...lol.  I added the "hello" sentiment and left it at that....I like it..*grin*.  I can't wait to see what you create this week, this is a super fun sketch.  Don't forget to head over to the Mojo Monday Blog and see what the other T has created....amazing!  I hope you have a wonderful week...enjoy!



Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dare To Get Dirty

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Good morning, and welcome to day two of the fun challenges over at SCS.   The Dare To Get Dirty Challenge is under way and you can get all the details about playing along here.  I have created both of these cards for two of today's challenge.  You can get all the details, chatter, and check out the array of prizes to be won here Hope you will join us...have a great day...enjoy!

Happy Birthday Winners



Winners

Thanks so much for all of the birthday wishes, they are much appreciated!  I am very blessed and am thrilled to be able to share my birthday blessings with you!  Thanks to all who visit and comment on my blog, you all make me feel very special, even on the days it is not my birthday!  Without further chit chat...*grin*...the winners are listed below.  I will contact you if I have your email, if not please use the contact button to the right to contact me.

$20 Verve gift certificate- Kim44
  
Waltzingmouse Stamp sets Half Pint Heroines and Compact Sentiments-   Ellen
  
25 yards seam binding ribbon, (5) different colors...sweetly wrapped and misc. goodies  Ginger

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dare To Get Dirty

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Be sure to enter my Birthday Blog Giveaway here on click on the cupcake to the right! 

Good morning, The Dare To Get Dirty Challenge starts today over at SCS.  I have created both of these cards for two of today's challenge.  You can get all the details, chatter, and check out the array of prizes to be won here.  Hope you will join us...have a great day...enjoy!

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC108 Happy Birthday

 Be sure to enter my Birthday Blog Giveaway here on click on the cupcake to the right!
Good morning, it is time for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, I had a blast with this sketch....it involves a tag and that is always fun!  I used the Waltzingmouse set Frame It, it was the base of my tag; I then added lots of fun embellies to my tag.  Be sure to stop by and check out the other DT's creations, these ladies are amazing.  Hope you have a great Saturday...enjoy!

Waltzingmouse Sketch:  sketch/WMSC108
 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hello

Be sure to enter my Birthday Blog Giveaway here on click on the cupcake to the right! 

Welcome to the weekend friends, it is not going to be that great for me...I have to work...sigh.   I did make time to play along with The Shabby Tea Room, I adore there shabby challenges, it is right up my creating alley...lol.  I luv the inspiration photo and was inspired by the pink and the tiny bit of green.  If there is green to be seen I will find it, it is my favorite color.  I made the rolled fabric flower and added the large gemstone button; it is all adhered to a gluber dot.  I will have lots of posts this coming week, the SCS Dirty Dozen Challenges will start tomorrow, so stay tuned for all the details.  Also, do not forget about the gifts I ma giving away to celebrate my birthday, just click on the cupcake and leave a comment for your chance at winning.  I will announce the winners Sunday morning.  Have a fabulous weekend....enjoy!   


The Shabby Tea Roomphoto inspiration/#124
Simon Says Stamps:  hey girl

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Glitz Designs

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Hi friends, I hope you are having a great summer, you know it will be over before we know it; so make the most of it!  I am sharing with you today a couple of girly cards, teehehehe..I can't help myself.

I have used the Glitz Pretty In Pink Collection for this card.  I adore the Pretty In Pink collection, so much glam!  Just my style.  I have used a chipboard die cut for the main focus, gorgeous and quick and easy.  I used the teeny alpha letters to make the sweet little tag.  A super simple card using so many of the Glitz options.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Card Stock Stickers:  Prett In Pink Titles
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha:  Pink Woodgrain



My next card was fun to design, when I saw the crown in the French Kiss stamp set I knew I wanted to add wings to it.  I stamped the crown on vanilla card stock, cut it out, and then added these sweet glittery wings I had in my stash.  I adore Glitz designer paper, so I wanted to use as many as I could in my card.  I decided on vertical panels of the Glitz patterned paper, distressed of course to give it the shabby look.     


I stamped out the sentiment also from the French Kiss stamp set, cut it out and sponged around it to give more depth.  I added ruffled ribbon, with bakers twine, and finished it with a sweet Pretty In Pink giant rhinestones.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design French Kiss:  Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Pretty In Pink:  Giant Rhinestones 

I am thrilled you stopped by to check out my Glitz card creations!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

CASE Study Week 4-Kristii Lockhart/ #101

 Be sure to enter my Birthday Blog Giveaway here on click on the cupcake to the right!   

Good morning, it is week four with our guest must Kristii...she is amazing!  I was inspired by the doily pattern vibrant colors.  I used bold colors and with with a bold sentiment as well.  Lace, a bow, and the sweet doilies complete my card.  I also used the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday, a new sketch challenge to me.  Head over and check out the fun sketch and play along.  Be sure to stop by the CASE Study blog and see the other DT's creations!  Have a wonderful day, the weekend is just in sight....enjoy!

CASE Studycase Kristii/#101
Sketch Frenzy Friday:  sketch/SFF072012




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Julee!

Be sure to enter my Birthday Blog Giveaway here on click on the cupcake to the right! 

Happy Birthday Julee, I hope your day is great and may your new birthday year be filled with lots of happy moments!  {{{sweet hugs}}}
I created this card for Julee's birthday, we have planned a surprise party for her on the Verve blog, head over and check out all the birthday cards from the divas!  My card was created using Verve stamps and dies; to celebrate birthday month Julee is offering a sale on lots of stamps!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing in Julee's birthday, hope your day is great...enjoy!   

Frilly & Funkie Challenge/Inspired by One of The Renaissance Men

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Good morning, it is time for another fun challenge from the Frilly & Funkie challenge team.  Anita, has brought this weeks challenge to us, here is her take on it in her own words....Let's pay homage to any of the four big Renaissance Men (or Ninja Turtles...lol) who have inspired us all at one time or another - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello,  Raphael. Show a project depicting any one or more of their works, tell which it is, and who created it.  I immediately decided on Raffaello and the sweet cherub painting...I am such a romantic...lol.  I adore the sweet faces and the angel wings and was inspired to create a "love" card.  The angel wings are awesome, you can get yours at The Funkie Junkie Boutique...so cute!  I cut the  heart using the Sizzix Heart Wings Die, covered it with glitter and adhered to the wings.  The gorgeous sheet music is from the Crafty Secrets digital pack I showed a couple of weeks ago.  This sheet music is so vibrant, I luv using it!  Head over to the Frilly & Funkie Blog and check out the other frilly creations.  I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!




Frilly & Funkieinspired by Raffaello
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch/#69

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO251 Birthday Blog Party


Good morning, this post is filled with lots of great things; my mojo Monday card, my Verve Diva Dare creation, and my birthday blog candy.  If you have been following us over at the Verve Blog, you know it is time for the Verve Diva Dare which we challenged you to a birthday creation, why?  Well, there are five Verve divas with a birthday this month and I am one of them!  Be sure to head over to the Verve Blog and take the Verve Diva Dare.  Also, head over to the Mojo Monday and play along with this weeks sketch, which I tweaked a bit....hey, it's my birthday week I think it will be ok...*grin*.  


To celebrate my birthday I am giving away three different gifts here on my blog.  All you need to do is leave a comment and a way to contact you on my post today.  I will draw three winners, the giveaway starts now and will go through Saturday July 28 7:00 PM EST.  My birthday is Sunday and I will announce the winners July 29 the at 5:00 AM EST.        

 Birthday Blog Party Giveaway-Just Leave A Comment
three different people will win one of each of these gifts
$20 Verve gift certificate
Waltzingmouse Stamp sets Half Pint Heroines and Compact Sentiments
25 yards seam binding ribbon, (5) different colors...sweetly     wrapped and misc. goodies

CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN59 
Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO251


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC107 Thanks

Good morning peeps, it is the weekend and time for the Waltzingmosue Sketch Challenge.  You can join us in the fun over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog.  I have used these Waltzingmouse stamp sets Say It Loud and Very Vintage Labels No.4, a perfect combination, don't ya think?  I really like the sketch and paired it with a couple of other challenges, I played along with 52 Crad PickUP where anything goes and Frosted Designs, where it is pattern paper only.  I hope you enjoy your weekend, we are attending a wedding today, they are always fun and romantic.  Be sure to make them most of every moment...enjoy!   

52 Card PickUPanything goes
Frosted Designs:  patterned paper only
Waltzingmouse Sketch:  sketch/WMSC107



Friday, July 20, 2012

Viva la Verve July 2012 Week 4

Good morning and welcome to the weekend, I have been waiting all week for today...lol.  I am super excited to share my take on Maureen's Viva la Verve sketch, you can join the fun here!  This was a fun sketch!

I  have used the Verve sets Making A Statement and Tag Time.  I have also used these Cut Above Verve Dies Loopy Boom Die and  Curvy Bookplate Die.  Lots of Verve stamps are on sale, check out the sale here.  We are having a sale because July is a big birthday month at Verve, five divas have birthdays.....me included...teehehehe.  It is also Diva Dare time and the divas dare this month is birthdays...so join us in the fun and play along with us!  There is always Verve stamps to be won...have a great day, enjoy! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CASE Study Week 3-Kristii Lockhart/ #100

Good morning friends, I am sharing my take on this weeks CASE Study, where Kristii Lockart is our guest muse.  Her card is so amazing with lots of color, birds, and it is for a friend; I was inspired by those things and went with the same elements.  The sentiment is from the Verve set Great Friend;  it is on sale too, how awesome is that?  I played along with a couple of other challenges too Sketchbook Saturday's sketch and The Shabby Tea Room, to use the photo, buttons, twine, and stitching.  I was inspired by the different colors and mix in the room.  I cannot wait to see what you do with this weeks CASE.  Have a wonderful day....enjoy!

Stamps:  Great Friend(Verve)

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Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch
Shabby Tea Room:  photo...colors, buttons, twine, and stitching/#123


 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO250 It's Going To Be OKAY

Good morning mojo fans, I am sharing today's Mojo Monday sketch....fun, fun sketch today; I hope you join us and play along!  I also played along with OCC, it is a color/inspiration challenge.  I used a bluish/green with the pink and navy.  I luv any shade of green, so I knew I wanted to use it as my third color.  I am really happy with the finished card, it really makes the navy pop.  I used the Verve Plain Jane, Be Okay...it is a great encouragement sentiment!    Don't forget about the Verve Birthday sale, there are several divas with a birthday this month, me included...*grin*...and Julee...so we are celebrating with a sale!  Have a great day...enjoy!

Mojo Monday:  sketch/MOJO250
OCC:  color challenge




Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Stamps-Peace*Love*Flip Flops


Happy Sunday morning friends, I am sooo excited to share my card creation with you today!  There is a new challenge on the block, called Sunday Stamps.  It is an every week challenge, it rotates  between a color and a sketch....my two favorite challenges.  I hope that you will join these gals in the fun, this week is a sketch!  I have used the adorable and new Lil' Inker stamp set and die called Flip Flop Dies and Stamp Set...sooooo cute and soooooo many possibilities.  Be sure to get yours today...make the most of this gorgeous day...enjoy!

Sunday Stamps:  sketch/SSC8

 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC106 ooh-la-la

Good morning peeps, I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.  To help get you started is this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch, it is such a fun sketch!  I cannot wait to see what you do with the sketch, I have went with a Paris theme; a destination that is on my bucket list!  I adore this stamp set from Waltzingmouse, Paris Nouveau; the Eiffel Tower stamps beautifully and is so easy to cut out.  I added popped dots and lifted it up to give depth.  A piece of muslin, buttons, and a glittered heart bring my card together.  Be sure to head over to the Waltzinmgouse Blog and check out the other DT"s samples, these gals are amazing!  Have a wonderful day...enjoy!   


Waltzzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC106


Friday, July 13, 2012

Lil' Inker July Release Hop-Day 5

Hello peeps, it is the final day of the Lil' Inker Blog Hop and I have used a combo of all the sets and dies released.  I made a cute little tag to look like a sandy beach with a pair of flops and the sweet sunshine up above.  Be sure to stop by Emily's Blog next and leave her some luv!  Just a reminder...please leave each DT a comment to be eligible to win one of 2 $10 store credits by Sunday night at 11:30 est. Our new Flip Flops set and our Sunshine Dies and Stamps set is available at the LID storeHave sunshiny day...enjoy!

52 Card PickUPanything goes/#28


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Glitz Challenge-Summer Theme

I am sooooo excited about this post, it is my first time to share on my blog my card creations designed using goodies from Glitz Designs.  I adore the papers, chipboard pieces, letters, and gemstones....so awesome!
You can join us for the summer themed fun here.  Don't ya just luv this months challenge?  When I think of summer, I think of travel; so my cards are all depict traveling and getting away! Two things I luv doing, but it is always so nice to come back home.  You know, there really is no place like home! 
So keeping with the theme, The Glitz Happy Travels packs are what I reached for, so many fabulous embellishments, papers, and stamps. For my first card creation I used the Happy Travels paper pack, check out the flowery airplane; that is so me, girly and fun! I added a set of tickets, this card would be great for the person who never gets away or takes a vacation.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: Happy Travels
Glitz Design Happy Travels: Glitzers
Glitz Design Happy Travels: Epoxy Words
Glitz Design Happy Travels: Giant Rhinestones
Other Supplies: Seam Binding Ribbon, Machine Stitching, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

For my second card creation, I also used The Happy Travels packs.  I used the stamp set for this one and had so much fun!  I wanted to design a postcard for the front of my card, I used the various stamps in the set and stamped an array of images on my postcard.  I added the Epoxy Words across the front and a sweet flower.  Makes me want to pack my bags, what to go along?

 
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Happy Travels:  Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Paper: Happy Travels
Glitz Design Happy Travels: Epoxy Words
Glitz Design Happy Travels: Giant Rhinestones
Other Supplies:  Vintage Lace, Bakers Twine, Prima Flower, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, and 3D Foam Squares

Thanks for taking a peek at my Glitz cards!

Hope you will join us in the challenge and have a wonderful day...enjoy!

Inspire Me Fridaysanything goes

CASE Study Week 2-CASE Kristii

Happy Thursday peeps, I am happy to being sharing my take on this weeks CASE Study card originally designed by Kristii Lockart!  I am also sharing the fabulous papers I printed myself using the amazing digital CD from Crafty Secrets!    The gorgeous papers I have used on my card, where printed on my printer.....how cool is that?  I use an Epson 730 Printer, I highly recommend this printer to scrapbookers and card makers. Hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the DT's creations...enjoy!