Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sketchy Friday #9

Here is the awesome sketch for this week over at Sketchy Friday

I just love the sketches that Sonia comes up with and also her super fun digi images. She is one seriously talented woman!  Come on over and join can use any image, any stamp from any company, just follow the sketch!

Here is my card using this sketch!
 I used the cute SNAIL WITH LADYBUG image and colored with copics.  I used white pigment ink on the edges, white gel pen for the stitching, the clouds and sun are svgs from Miss Kates Cuttables, the border is from my fiskers punch, yellow ribbon, grass is paper cut with Martha Stewart multiple blade scissors. I embossed the clouds with cuttlebug swiss dot folder.  The sentiment is from Red Rubber Designs and the inside says "Is Simply Delightful"   I just love that cute snail!! Hope you will come join us! :)

I am entering the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy-Anthing Goes
Crafty Ribbon Challenge-Anything Goes
+Cute Card Thursday-Something Old-Ribbon and all papers are from stash that I have had for several years.
+One Stitch at a Time-Use a Digi
+Pile It On-Sunshine

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thanks sew much & a Happy Birthday

I'm using this super cute freebie image from Birdie Brown  and entering it in the freebie challenge over on that site. I used all paper from my scraps, chipboard button, ribbon, flower and some bling florish. I did change the "so" to "sew" and now it makes sense with the "sewing" image! :D

Also, today is a very special day as it is my Ash's 17th birthday...and this is what 17 looks like!!  She is such a cutie, such a sweet girl and a huge blessing in my life.  I'm so glad she is a much better kid than I ever was!! ;)  whew!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Follow the Rainbow ....

over to SKdigis to pick up all the cute images/sentiments/digi papers you will need for your St. Patricks projects!   I used the Pot of Gold to make this fun card and also the circle sentiment is from SKdigis, along with the shamrock pattern paper!  So cute! Go check it out, I'm sure you will find something you can't live without!! ;)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy-Show your favorite....copics! :)
 +ABC Challenges-stitching faux or real
+Digi Makeover Challenge-Anything Goes using a digi stamp

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunshine Foundation Challenge-Wonder & Joy

Our sponsor for this challenge is Red Rubber Designs, go check them out, they are having a sale this weekend and have some super cute stamps.  The image on my card is from the Wonder and Joy stamp set. I just love this little girl and the smiley balloon...the sentiment "Hoping your day....on the outside and on the inside   "is something to smile about." 

I colored her with my copics and cut fussy cut a little bit around the balloon. Used scrap papers and my fiskers border punch, some pleated ribbon that I got at Pebbles along time ago, then used primas, buttons, twine and a gem. Hope you like it and will come play with us.  There are a lot of kids in need of smiles, you can send in cards, color books, crayons, or even donate money.  Go here to find out the details. 

Sunshine Mail Foundation

A 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages. Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in need including hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Lacy Sunshine Challenge-Fav color combos,love pink, blue and yellow!
+Less Is More-Up in the Air
+Inspire Me Fridays-Anything Goes

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sketchy Friday Challenge #7

Here is my card for sketch #7 at Sketchy Friday. I'm loving all Sonia's sketches, they are easy to work with and provides lots of inspiration.  I used Gus the bookworm and the books from SKdigis and pattern papers from Echo Park 6x6 This and That paper pad.  Colored gus and books with copics, added some ink and line work and ribbon.  I totally love this image because I would be completely happy reading all day, I think this would be a perfect card/image  for a Barnes and Noble gift card!!

 Hope you like it! Head over to  Sketchy Friday Challenge to check out the other DT projects and join the fun! :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love you

A simple card for a few challenges. No image or copics this time, just papers, ribbons, buttons, twine and some letter stickers!

+{PIN}spirational Challenge -photo inspiration
+Crafty Catz-Love is in the Air

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Right now......

I'm suffering from a sugar coma thanks to these dangerous, but oh so lovely bits of heaven! When it comes to these...I seriously have NO CONTROL.  ugh.  So, after indulging...I'm now suffering the consequences.... a sugar high. What can I say, I totally love them!!  Good thing they are only seasonal !! ;)

Also, right now, I am watching the Notre Dame and Louisville basketball game.  They are in the 3rd OT of the game and right now are tied ......and heading to a 4th OT.  I'm not a ND or Louisville fan, but love basketball. I was clicking through channels and this game was still on from over two hours ago when I saw it on the screen waiting to pick up pizza.  No matter who wins, this is definitely an exciting game!

Watched Wreck it Ralph today with my Ash and my parents....cute movie!
Bought a shelf for the storage room and did some made me happy!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and those that are burried in snow and bad weather....stay warm and safe!!

Under the Sea

I played around and made this card today, the image is from Dilly Beans and I had won it a few weeks back..I just love it! I used colors that I normally don't play around with,but wanted to use some new pattern paper and tried to match the colors.  I made this with a couple challenges in mind. 

+Crafting by Design-Sea Creature--Win
+Love to Create-Celebration
Drunken Stampers-Finding Nemo-WIN

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunshine Mail-Color Challenge

Here is a little information about this wonderful organization:

Sunshine Mail Foundation

A 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages. Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in need including hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care.

If you would like to get involved, join our challenge and send in cards for children in need, please visit HERE

Our sponsor for this challenge is Red Rubber Designs and our colors are red, pink and white.

Here is my card using one of their super cute images.

I used a card base from Michaels, some lace, crinkle ribbon, a prima flower, the hearts are acrylic from Heidi Grace that I've had FOREVER, and the "love you" on the banner are stamps from The Alley Ways Doodle Frame set. I colored the dog with copics and cut out with spellbinders scallop circle.  Hope you like it and hope you will come join our challege!

I would like to enter the challenge at

+Pumpkin Spice-Add Hearts
+Glitter N Sparkle-Valentine/Love

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sketchy Friday Challenge #5

Sonia has another fabulous sketch to play with over at Sketchy Friday

 Here is my card for this sketch.  I used the Pigs In Love image from SKdigis....SOOO cute, I just love this image! It would be perfect for an anniversary, valentine, or just a cute love note for the honey.  I used cardstock that I've had for years and colored the image with copics. The heart and XO's are from sentiments from SKdigis and the "love" on the heart  is from The Alley Ways Doodle Frames set. I used stickles onthe hearts,some white pen for linework, and some black and white twine.  Hope you like it!

Here is the sketch....
I hope you will come join us for some fun and inspiration over at Sketchy Friday Challenge!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Love to Create-Anything Goes with a Sentiment
+{PIN}spirational Challenge-photo inspiration
+Sassy Studio Challenge-Love Is In The Air
Crafting by Design-Animal Antics
+Sweet Stamping-Valentine or Love