Monday, January 31, 2011

February Calendar Page

So I've been meaning to make a cute calendar for 2011, but hadn't gotten around to it until now.  I'm really happy with how this turned out and can't wait to do the rest of the year.  I might even go back and do one for January (ok, probably not).   I know I just used this cute Tilda stamp on a card a few days ago, but I thought she would be perfect for my February calendar page.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licioys Highlites - Calendar based project
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Queen of Hearts
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or flowers
Delightful Challenges - Have a Heart/Love Challenge
Totally Gorjuss- As You Like it
Creatalicious Challenges - Ribbon w/Love theme
Totally Tilda Challenge - Tilda w/lots of hearts

That's it for me today.  See you all tomorrow!

Annie's Birthday Wish

Happy Monday! I've been bouncing back and forth between 3 cards I'm working on. I just couldn't seem to get any of them complete...until now! This cute image is from By LORi Designs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
By LORi Designs - Color Challenge
Totally Papercrafts - One for the Kiddies
My Favorite Things - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Buttons & Bows
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Delight in your Digi
Paper Playtime - Anything goes w/a digi

I'm hoping to get at least one of these other cards done today, so I might be back.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just for You

I didn't have much time to make a card today so I decided to use one of the colored images from Tiddly Inks.  After I decided which image to use the card came together quickly.  I'm on an easel card kick so you'll probably be seeing a few more of those for a while.  I ran it through the sewing machine (which has become a quicker process now that we have made nice with each other), added some buttons, twine, and the computer generated sentiment. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Card Ideas - Fabulous Folds
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Valentine

That will probably be all from me until Monday.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweet Wonderful You

I finally got a chance to ink up this cute Tilda stamp.  She's just too cute, isn't she?  Also, sticking with my resolution to try new things I made the tulle flower on this card using this tutorial.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia  - Sketch
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - The Queen of Hearts
Paper Pretties - Sewing
Charisma Cardz  - Valentines/Love
Crafty Cardmakers  - Floral
City Crafter - Sew Fun
Top Tip Tuesday - Fabulous Flowers
Beary Sweet Challenge  - Friendship or Love

That's it for now.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dawn's Share the Love Candy

Be sure to head over to Dawn's Craft Place and check out her Share the Love candy.  There are several ways to enter, but you'd better hurry, she will post a winner on Feb. 4th.

Stuffed with Love

Here's another Valentine's card I made, this time with a Meljen's image. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (gems, glitter, ribbon)
Aud Sentiments - Love
Cute Card Thursday - Recipe 1-2-3 (1 button, 2 ribbons, 3 rhinestones)
do you stack up?  - Pink
Meljen's Designs - Pink and Red
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Totally Stampalicious - Pink and Red

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hot Pants

I just love this cute Penny Black stamp "Hot Pants".   I got some new papers today and knew I would use them for him.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges - Let's Get Sentimental
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Heart
Fussy and Fancy - Sketch
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Sales (paper and button)

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's My Party!

This is my first time using this cute Lili of the Valley stamp that I won. It's called "It's My Party" and doesn't she just say it all.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo.  I thought it went well with the image. I stitched around the panels, added some flowers, a charm, and pretty much smeared Stickles all over the rest of it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Challenge - Pastel colors
Delightful Challenges - Let's Celebrate
Lili of the Valley  - Sketch
Wee Memories  - Free Your Creativity
Creative Inspirations - Celebrate
I Did It Creations Challenge - Card for a Child
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly
do you stack up? - Think Pink

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I hope to have something new up tomorrow.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stupid Cupid

I just love this Stella image from Bugaboo Stamps. I stitched the bottom layer, pieced her dress and shoes, added a bit of sparkle to her wings and the hearts, put a bit of Diamond Glaze on her glasses, and topped it off with a ribbon, brad, and the cute sentiment that comes with her.  Now she's ready for Valentine's Day.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Who Do You Love?
Paper Pretties - Paper Piecing
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - With Love
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - With Love
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- Oversized card (mine is 5" x 7")

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's Party Time at *Wink*Wink Ink

Head on over to *Wink*Wink Ink for their 1st Birthday Celebration!

Someone will win $25.00 worth of stamps!

Ella's Birthday Wish

Here's my second card for the day.  I got this cute Ella image from By LORi Designs recently and was finally able to color her up.  The images are just adorable and she was really quick to color (which is great when you're in a hurry).   The cute ticket sentiment is a freebie from Stamp Happy!.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pixie Cottage - Sketch w/favorite coloring method (definitely copics)
By LORi Designs - Color Challenge
Creative Inspirations  - Celebrate
Sundays with Crissy - Ribbon
Tip Top Tuesday - All Sentimental
Wee Memories  - For the Love of Ribbon
The Crazy Challenge  - Buttons

Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Fairy

I made this card for someone that is celebrating her 62nd birthday later this month.  I first saw this stamp on Mary's blog and loved Mary's card so much I CASEd her image.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop.  I added the "62" at the end of her wand and I popped up the end of her wings.  Keeping with my resolution to try new things I made this card a gatefold one.  It took a bit longer than it should have, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I just need to add a sentiment to the inside. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday - Sketch
Paper Pretties - Unique Fold
Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
do you stack up? - No Stress, Distress
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - All Stitched Up!
Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday
The Stamp Man - Distress
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Celebrate
Copic Creations - What's New? (stamp and paper)
The Shabby Tea Room - White & Bright (white and/or cream plus one color)

Hopefully I will be able to post another card later today. I hope you all have a great day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Favorite - Tilda

Here is the card I made for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 100th Challenge Blog Hop.  We are asked to use our favorites and I have used my favorite Magnolia stamp as well as my favorite pad of paper and a bit of Stickles.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flourishes - All about Favorites (stamp, paper, Stickles)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday  - Sketch
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Color combo - Pink & Green
PaperPlay Challenges  - Cutie Patootie
Just Magnolia - My Favorite Things (stamp, paper, Stickles)
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Circles

Thanks for stopping by and have a great and hopefully sunny weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Coffee Mug Gift Set

Ok, so one of my goals for 2011 was to try some new things and get out of my comfort zone.  I saw this project somewhere (I don't remember exactly where) and thought I'd give it a shot.  Turns out it's a piece of cake (or a cup of coffee).  I followed the Scor-Pal tutorial here.  It took me longer to arrange the flowers in it than it did to actually put the coffee mug together  I thought this would make a nice teacher gift for Valentine's day; maybe fill it with some cocoa or candy.  Since I don't have either of those right now I decided to fill it with some of my flowers from Wild Orchid. 

I am entering this set into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Card and Matching 3-D Gift
JustRite - Scoring
Waltzingmouse - Sketch (on the coffee mug)
Creative Cowgirls  - Something new (technique)
Creative Craft Challenges - New Year's Resolution (try new projects)
Sweet Stampin' - Try something new (technique)
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes

Creative Cowgirls Valentine Hop

Be sure to mark your calendars!!! 

Creative Cowgirls is having a Valentine Hop on February 13th.  You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snips & Snails

It's baaaaaaack!  My mojo that is.  I typically plan my cards the night before I actually do them, but I came across this Sugar Nellie image that I got a week ago and the card just kind of fell into place.  The only thing I'm not sure about is the ribbon.  Do you guys typically put ribbon on a boy's card?  Just curious.  Anywho, here it is.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch plus embossing
Creative Inspirations - Use something new on your project (digi stamp & paper)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Something new (stamp & paper)
Pollycraft Monday - New things (stamp & paper)
The Crazy Challenge  - Animals
One Stop Craft Challenge - A Card for a Child
Really Reasonable Ribbon  - Something new (digi & paper) plus ribbon

Off to try to make another card before my mojo heads for the hills again.  Have a great evening!

Sunshiney Day

Well, I decided it was time to make nice with my sewing machine.  We have an on/off relationship.  We've been off for a while, but I decided it was time to see if it was ready to come out and play.  It took a bit of coaxing but I was able to get it to play nice with me.  The inside and outside of the card have been sewn.  I wasn't sure about these papers when I got them, but I absolutely LOVE them.  Now I have to figure out where I got them so I can get more.  The stamp is one that I won in December for Magnolia's Advent Calendar.  Actually I got a few stamps from that win, so you'll be seeing quite a few Magnolia cards from me.  I tried a different type of bow.  I followed the tutorial here.  I think it would look better is I had wider ribbon, but I really wanted to use this ribbon.  Anyway, here's Tilda....

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Sketch
Delightful Challenges  - Buttons
Digi Doodle - Buttons
do you stack up? - Cute as a Button
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes w/Buttons
Cupcake Craftroom - Bright Summery Day
Incy Wincy Designs - Go Dotty
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - Button Up!!

I hope everyone is having a day bright with sunshine!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I stamped this image months ago and never colored it.  I stumbled across it and decided to throw it on a card real quick.  The sentiment inside reads "For someone as special as you, only "Angelfood" would do!".

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything Goes
Copic Creations - Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Things with Wings
Let's Ink it Up - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cowboy Courage

I made this card for an uncle that is having a birthday.  I might have gotten a little carried away with the distress ink but otherwise I think it turned out pretty cute.

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the quote on the outside of the card is one of many freebies from The Digi Shack.  The sentiment inside is computer generated.  The metal stars are actually spacers for necklaces.  I think they look pretty good on this card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey (use metal)
Charisma Cardz - Birthdays & Celebrations
Paper Cutz - Use metal
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Wee Memories - Use twine
The Crafty Pad - Happy Birthday
Totally Stampalicious - Mix it up (stamps from 2 different sets)
Cards for Men - Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles  - Do it with Digis

That's all I've got for today, but hopefully I'll be back with more tomorrow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Best/Favorite Project of 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog is having a blog hop and award event.  Their challenge is to pick your best or favorite project from 2010.  I'll admit I had a difficult time with this as I don't typically like to pat myself on the back for my work, but there was one card that I especially enjoyed making. 

I made this back in October and just love how it turned out.  I love making easel cards (I should make them more often) and this stamp from Bugaboo went perfectly with these papers.  I added some Wild Orchid flowers, ribbon from my stash, and some bling.  I made a box to put it in and decorated that as well.  I'm even pretty happy with my photography.

I hope you enjoyed my little blast from the past and I hope to get my mojo back as it's been missing for a few days.  Hopefully I'll have more cards like this to share in 2011.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Angel Tilda Card

Well, I said that you'd probably see this stamp again, so I didn't want to disappoint. She's so cute and easy to color I just couldn't resist.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime - Use faces
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open
Crafty Sentiments  - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Thank You

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Bit of Candy

Just wanted to share a bit of candy with you. Really Reasonable Ribbon has some one-year blogoversary candy here.  Be sure to check it out soon, a winner will be drawn Jan. 26th.

Angel Tilda

I used one of my new Magnolia stamps on this card.  She's a cute stamp and easy to color so you'll probably see another card with her pretty soon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something with Glitter
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - Sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Punch it Out
Paper Sundaes - Something New
My Time to Craft - Up in the Air

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I got this cute image over at Fairydoodler for their Friday Freebie challenge.  I think it's a great image for Valentine's Day.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fairydoodler - Friday Freebie Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Time to Party/Celebrate (love)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate Something (love)
Just Us Girls - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Off to try to knock out another card today.  

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thank You Card

Happy New Year!!! I had planned to make & post a few cards over the weekend but my computer had other plans.  Since my computer desk and my crafting desk are one in the same I had to choose.  I decided I can go longer without making a card than I can without a computer (although not much longer).  Needless to say all of the bugs have been kicked out (knock on wood) and I'm happy to be making cards again in My Padded Craft Room.

Today's card is one of several thank you cards I will be making.  I used a Stampin' Up! stamp that I won a few weeks ago over on Cindy's blog.  I think it will be a very versatile set.

Well, after looking at my card more closely I realized I forgot to add the sentiment (too many days without crafting).  So here is the finished product. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

City Crafter - Stamp it Out!  (no digi)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Thank You
Cute Card Thursday - Thank You!
Winter Wonderland - Thank You
Allsorts Challenge - Thank You
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Buttons & Bows

I hope everyone is off to a great start in the new year!  Thanks for stopping by!