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Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Very First Blog Award

I have been a bad blogger.  Earlier this month both Marie and Susan awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award and I am just now posting it.  I was so surprised to receive this award twice within a 7 day period.  Thank you both!


This gift comes with the rules that I must follow in order to accept this award.
Rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2. Share 8 things about myself
3. Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and am inspired by
4. Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!
5. I need to go on each of my inspiring stampers sites and tell them that I think they are all winners in our stamping world and then have them pass along an award of recognition to some other lucky stylish bloggers out there!!!

 Marie is one of my teammates from the CMC Copic Challenge and a great inspiration!  Her coloring is just beautiful.  Check out this card that she made.  Beautiful!

Susan makes some wonderful cards as well AND she's not afraid to show you what's on her workdesk on Wednesdays.  I love this card of Susan's that has just a bit of color.  So simple and so cute with those papers and twine (gotta love the twine).

Now 8 things about myself...

1.  I have lived in 11 cities and 5 states.
2.  In high school I was on the Powderpuff football team.  We won both years!
3.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
4.  I love to bake.
5.  I can operate a backhoe/bulldozer.  Not the big, big ones, but the smaller ones.
6.  I can swing a pretty mean sledgehammer.  Got the scar on my finger to prove it.
7.  I've got a chocolate lab that weighs as much as a small car.
8.  My most prized Christmas ornament is one that I made in elementary school out of Elmers glue and dry pasta.  We call it the "barf ornament". 

I would like to share this award with:

Tracey - Tracey's Krafts
Cathy - Cathy's Creative Place
Ann - Holy Crap, I made this!
Tracey - my creative space
Madge - The Creations of a Scrapaholic Paperjunkie
Sharette - Scrapper "N" The Making
Diane - The Little Place I Go
Jane - Milliesmarvels

Please take a minute to visit each of their blogs as they have some wonderful work to share!

By LORi Designs Color Challenge

This weeks color challenge at By LORi Designs was a bit easier for me as I knew exactly what image and what papers I wanted to use.  Here are this week's colors.


For my card I used Lollipop Ethan.  It's hard to find an image that would be good for an older boy, but I thought this one worked well. 


Stamps: By LORi Designs, sentiment from the Paper Studio  Paper:  Luxe Designs  Ink: Copics, Color Box Royal Blue  Misc:  Ribbon 

Plus, Lori's got a new way to win.  You can not only win by entering this color challenge with an image from By LORi Designs, but if you use one of Lori's images and win any challenge out in blogland you will win a $3 digi from BLD.  Read the details here.  How great is that!  Be sure to head over to the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have to share.

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

Aud Sentiments - Sentiment/Card for a Child
Wee Memories  - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid  - Sketch


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bunny Love

I've had this cute Meljen's image for a while and finally used it.  I thought it was great for an anniversary card I needed.  The sentiment on the oustide reads "love" and the sentiment inside reads "Happy Foreverness".


Stamps: Meljen's, outside sentiment from the Paper Studio, inside sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps  Paper: Imaginisce  Ink: Copics, Color Box Chianti  Misc:  Stickles, ribbon, charm, rhinestones

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

Sketch n Stash - Sketch, stash is new paper and old image
Southern Girls - Add an animal
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Celebration

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all are having a dry Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

High Hopes New Release

 High Hopes Stamps will have sneak peeks for their new release beginning on April 5th, with more sneak peeks on April 6th, and the release on April 7th.  Be sure to check them out so you can enjoy the blog hop and see their new release!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Chocolate in Heaven

I just realized that this is another stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  The do have some very cute images.  Last week I altered a journal and I decided to do it again.  I used the sketch from Stamp TV and I think it worked out pretty well.

Stamps: Bugaboo  Paper: American Crafts  Ink: Copics  Misc:  Prima flowers, rhinestones, Stickles, wrinkled ribbon, MS punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Easter - BLDC10

Time for another Color Challenge at By LORi Designs.  I really enjoyed this weeks color palette as I have a whole pad of paper that is filled with it. 

For my card I used one of Lori's newer images Puddle Jumper Easter Lyla.  She comes with the basket and the sentiment.  She's such a cute image and so easy to color.
Stamps: By LORi Designs  Paper: MME  Ink: Copics  Misc: Wild Orchid flowers, rhinestones, Stickles, Punch Bunch punch

Be sure to head over to the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog to see the work of the other DT members.  Remember, the winner will get a digi from the BLD Shop and the opportunity to be the guest designer for the following challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamps R Us - Spring
Sew Many Challenges - Sketch
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring
Crafty Calendar - Spring
Whoopsi Daisy - Easter Time

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yellow + Green = Spring

Today I have 2 cards to share with you.  It seems that the yellow and green color combination must signify Spring as there are a few challenges out there featuring those colors.  Both of these images are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Here's card number one.


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

Card Patterns - Sketch
I Did it Creations - Spring
Bee Crafty - Spring Florals
The Beary Scrap - Spring
Moxie Fab World - Photo inspiration (colors and polka dots)
Stamp TV - Color Spotlight Challenge
The Kraft Journal  - Oh Baby, It's Spring

Here's card number two.



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

The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration
The Ribbon Girl - Green & Yellow
Bling It On... - Anything Goes w/optional charm
Daisy Doodles  - Green
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Spring

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Ballerina

Happy Tuesday to you!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I decided to make an easel card today since I haven't made one in a little while.  I used this cute Lili of the Valley stamp called Little Ballerina.  Isn't she just so cute dancing around?

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, sentiment from Bizzy Becs  Paper: My Mind's Eye  Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black  Misc:  Wrinkled ribbon, buttons, twine, Stickles

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

Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
Totally PaperCrafts - Add Buttons
Just Us Girls - Color Challenge
Totally Gorjuss - Button it!
Creative Inspirations - Easel Card
Top Tip Tuesday  - Show me those Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You're Sweet

It's time for another event for the Color Me Creative Birthday Celebration!  There are events every day and still plenty of prizes to be had.  For more details, including information on the grand prize, A NEW 2011 Provocraft Cricut Expression (limited edition) and $50 of Copic Supplies, go here.

Today Suzanne has a color challenge for us.  You must use yellow, purple, and white/cream on your creation. 

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps; sentiment is computer generated  Paper: EK Success, Creating Keepsakes  Ink: Copics  Misc: Ribbon, rhinestones, Diamond Glaze, glitter, Stickles

I got these papers at my LSS and wish I would have picked up the whole stack b/c now they are gone.  I just love them.  Plus the striped paper has a velvetty feel to it.  (Is velvetty a word?)  I added Diamond Glaze to the scoops of ice cream and then sprinkled a bit of glitter on top.  Also I added Stickles to his antennae and his wings.  I'm working on my coloring and have been trying Suzanne's "flicking" technique to blend the colors.  I'm happy with how he turned out but wanted his wings to be lighter.  Another thing I'll have to work on...light to dark.

Don't forget to head over to the CMC Birthday Event to join in the fun! 

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

There She Goes Stamps - Sketch
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sending my love

This is my second post today. If you are looking for the By LORi Designs Color Challenge post go here.

Here's a card I made quick and with a stamp set that would have been perfect for Valentine's Day.  I've had this set for a few months and just forgot about it.  Oh well.  Here's my card...


Stamps: There She Goes  Ink: Color Box Chianti, Vintage Photo Distress Ink  Misc: Corner punch

This card kinda scares me because there's nothing on it.  It just feels like it's not quite done yet.  But, it is nice to have a card that you can just throw a first class stamp on without having to worry about extra postage or special packaging.

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

Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple!
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Card with a tree on it
One Stop Craft Challenge - Clean and Simple

See you all on Friday!

By LORi Designs Color Challenge #9

Happy Thursday everyone!  Time for another color challenge over at the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog.  Here are the colors for this week.

For my card I used Baby Carter and Toys.  Isn't he cute with his teddy bear and ball?



Stamps: By LORi Designs  Paper:  Deja Views  Ink: Copics, Color Box Moss Green  Misc:  Buttons, twine, ribbon, rhinestones, MS punch, Diamond Glaze

Just play along this week and the winner will receive a digi from the BLD shop.  Be sure to check out the cards from some of the other DT members as well.

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

Delicious Doodles - Use Green
2 Sisters - Oh Baby
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Go Green plus sentiment
Easy Craft Projects - Green
Flourishes - Cut Above the Rest (die cut edge)
Fab 'n' Funky - All Things Green
Claudia & Company - Recipe

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time to Party!!!

You heard me right, it's time to party over at the Color Me Creative Birthday Bash.  Each day a new event is revealed, plus there are prizes awarded each day.  If you enter each challenge you have a chance to win a new 2011 Provocraft Cricut Expression (limited edition) and $50 of Copic Supplies!!  You can find all of the details here.  

The first event is a sketch challenge.  You have until March 24th to create a project using this sketch and Copic markers.

Here is my take on the sketch.

 Stamps: Penny Black  Paper: Cosmo Cricket  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (R000, R20, R24, R27, C1, C3, C5, B00, B05, B14)  Misc:  Buttons, twine

Today's event is a scavenger hunt and chat at 7:30 pm EST.  There will be 8 winners during this scavenger hunt!

The Classroom is open to everyone--you must join it though to participate & Suzanne will approve you as quickly as she can.  So head on over to the Color Me Creative Classroom's Birthday Celebration and join in the fun!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Up in the Air
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at the scavenger hunt and chat!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Color Me Creative Classroom's Birthday Bash!!!

Well, the day has come!  Color Me Creative is celebrating their 1st Birthday!  Suzanne has fun events and prizes planned for every day.  Just head over here each day to see that days events.

To celebrate I made a card and altered a journal to match.

 
 Stamps: Designed 2 Delight, The Paper Studio sentiment, Magnolia, LOTV sentiment  Paper: Junkitz, DCWV white core cardstock  Ink: Copics, Momento Tuxedo Black, MS Bluegrass  Misc:  Martha Stewart ribbon, Wild Orchid flowers, Punch Bunch leaf punch, Cuttlebug, rhinestones, brad, charm, Stickles, journal from Michaels, Prima flowers

Copics Markers: G20, G21, G24, BG10, BG72, BG75, R81, R83, R85, Y04, Y11, Y23, E33, E35, E50, E53, YR61, E000, E00, E11, R20 

For a list of the daily events & many, many sponsors check out my post from yesterday.  Plus the grand prize is a new 2011 Provocraft Cricut Expression (limited edition) and $50 of Copic Supplies!!  It can't get much more exciting than that!

The Classroom is open to everyone--you must join it though to participate & Suzanne will approve you as quickly as she can.  So head on over to the Color Me Creative Classroom's Birthday Celebration and join in the fun!

Challenges:

The Cuttlebug Spot - Oh so Charming
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Birthday
Do You Stack Up  - Layers
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Little Claire's - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Who wants to party with CMC?


Color Me Creative Classroom is celebrating their 1st birthday beginning tomorrow, March 15th!  You will not want to miss this.  Suzanne has a fun schedule of events with winners everyday and a grand prize of... (drumroll please...) a NEW 2011 Provocraft Cricut Expression (limited edition) PLUS $50 of Copic supplies!

Each day's events will kick off that day here with details.  The Classroom is open to everyone--you must join it though to participate & Suzanne will approve you as quickly as she can.


March 15th---Kick Off Party
*Special Birthday Forum with events and fun will be on special tab at the CMC site starting at 1 am EST on 15th!
*some random prizes will be given to members of the site that day just for joining
*Sketch Challenge and you have until March 24th to complete it  & upload it or email it to Suzanne (2 winners)

March 16th—Fun Scavenger Hunt and CHAT in chat box starting on main page www.scrapbitzcopics.ning.com at 7:30 EST –  8 winners

March 17th---  5 fun questions that you MUST answer on the birthday thread forum here by email, 2 random winners that day  (must be answered by midnight on March 18th)

March 18th---A Word Puzzle will be linked that you must print out and complete than take a picture or scan it and send it by email (sjdean0574@yahoo.com) so she can see it has been completed.  You will have until March 24th to complete the puzzle and email it to Suzanne.  2 winners randomly chosen from those that complete & email word puzzle

March 19thColor Challenge!  Challenge must be completed by March 24th (CAN NOT be combined with the sketch)  1 winner chosen randomly

March 20thWord Scramble unscramble the words and put together phrase & answers MUST be emailed to me by midnight March 24th.  2 winners chosen randomly!

March 21st---Party Conclusion CHAT and random prizes/questions at 8 pm EST on main CMC site chat box

PRIZES:  we have gift certificates from SCACD, The Paper Temptress7 Kids College Fund, I Brake For StampsThe Stamp Fairy and Mo's Digital Pencil.  Digis from Tiffany's Doodles, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stamps from Magnolia-licious, a Gilli Prize Bag from Anary Baumgarth, Paper from Bo Bunny, stamp set from ,Stamps Alive Free CMC Classes, Free Magazine Subscriptions and MORE!

GRAND PRIZE INFO:  For those that COMPLETE EACH DAY's CHALLENGES you will be entered for the GRAND PRIZE!!

A NEW 2011 Provocraft Cricut Expression (limited edition) and $50 of Copic Supplies!!

 (new Cricut Expression has full touch LCD screen, customizable machine colors, 24x12" cutting capability and more--read news here)

**If you do not complete each day's challenges but want to ENTER for the grand prize there is another way to enter!  Suzanne is collecting money for Global Giving here and earmarked for Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief through a FirstGiving site (will be up on March 15th).  Suzanne uses FirstGiving since they are a secure way to donate monies and you can see EXACTLY where your money has gone.  (if you still do all the challenges you can still buy more chances to win of course by donating!)

For every $3 you donate thru the site *raffle will run until March 30th* you get 1 entry for the Grand Prize---Grand Prize winner will be announced on March 31st.
**Donations can be given starting on March 15th**

So, I ask again.. Who wants to party with CMC?  Be sure to join in the fun each day during the Color Me Creative Classroom's Birthday Celebration.


Friday, March 11, 2011

April Calendar Page

Ok, now you might be wondering...What happened to the March calendar page?  Well, I haven't done it yet.  But it will be done this weekend.  Anywho, here is my April page.  I got these papers yesterday from a LSS and I might need to go back and get more b/c I just love them.

Stamp: C.C. Designs  Paper:  Blue Cardigan Designs  Ink:  Copics  Misc:  Lace, brads, flowers

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

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Anyone for Anya? - April Calendar Page
Digistamps 4 Joy - Lacy Days
Southern Girls Challenge - Use flowers
Little Claire's - Flowers
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Sew
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BLD Color Challenge #8

Well, it's Thursday, and you know what that means...it's time for another color challenge over at By LORi Designs.  Here is this week's color palette.
For my card I used Puddle Jumper Birthday Ezra.  He also comes with a birthday cake and a "You're Invited" sentiment.  The sentiment I used on my card is from Lollipop Happy Birthday Annie


Stamps: By LORi Designs  Paper:BasicGrey  Ink: Copics  Misc: Ribbon, button, twine, pearls

Don't forget that if you play along you have a chance to win a free digi from the By LORi Designs Shop.  Plus, Lori just release some new images last week that are just adorable.

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

Friday Sketchers - Sketch
The ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Creative Card Crew - No flowers
Wild Orchid  - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - It's a Man Thing


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!