Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to the SHOE!

Happy Birthday to If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT! I truly cannot believe it has been a year! WOW! To help celebrate, the Shoe is offering a bunch of fun stuff today that you don't want to miss out on! First....there is CANDY!! Check out what you can win for the Shoe's bday party:

Head over to the Shoe to find out how you can win! I'll give you one hint....if you participate in the Shoe's special birthday will get an entry! The new challenge is a scavenger hunt! There is a list of 10 items, and you must include them ALL in your project! what FUN! Check out mine:



Be sure to go to the Shoe and check out the challenge so you can make one too!!!

and now for MY candy! yes! I too have candy today in honor of the Shoe!! you can win THIS:

How to win my candy?
1. leave a comment on this post, get one entry
2. are you a follower of the Shoe? if you are, let me know in your comment and you will get ANOTHER ENTRY!
3. have you seen the new Shoe makeover? if you have our new Shoe blinkie on your blog....that is one more entry for my candy!
4. BROWNIE PTS: follow my blog! (haha, u don't have just kidding!)

so you can get a total of 3 entries for my candy! Deadline to enter is Friday March 12 when a winner will be drawn!!!

I hope you will be heading over to the Shoe to join in the party!
thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today....i greatly appreciate each and every one of you!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fun new stuff!!

I recently stumbled onto a digi sight called Karen's Doodles....and wow! Her images are so cute! They are drawn so realistic too! I love them and had to buy a few!! Then I started coloring em and never made anything out of em! Well...finally....I made a card! This was perfect for my mom's bday card, it looks like her cat Tigger...heehee...Tigger thinks she is the QUEEN! So.....happy birthday to my mom ( later next week!)
oh and as usual...challenge list is below!


1. Pixie Cottage sketch:

2. There she Goes Clear Stamps: Birthday Sparkles!
3. Incy Wincy: touchy feely! i embossed for texture!
4. Penny's Challenge Blog: Birthday!

that's it! thanks for visiting my blog today...i'm about to get messy with my brand new set of Tim Holtz distress inks! woohooooo!!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Get Hoppy with us at the Shoe!

If you haven't gone to the Shoe is the day! If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT! is sponsored by Digi Kitty this week! The prize is unbelievable! Want to know what it is?? You'll have to hop on over to the Shoe to see! I will tell you that this weeks challenge is a fun color challenge! Your colors are:

And here is my card...using Digi Kitty's Get Hoppy set:


Now hurry up and hop over to the Shoe so you can see the prize! Then I KNOW you will want to play along!!!
thanks for visiting my blog today! happy friday!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

you're a nifty.....daddy-o!

Hubby's birthday is tomorrow, so I had to make a super special card just for him! New stamps from The Greeting Farm sure came in handy!!! This one is Cheeky Rockabilly....super sexy eh? And being the challenge blogger that I am....I HAD to hunt down some challenges!!! (sketch and color challenges I used under card!)


1. Sketch from Charisma Cardz...I LOVE this sketch!

2. Colors from Stacey's Stamping Stage: colors were kraft, old olive, Night of Navy, and Ballet Blue...I got them for the most part....maybe not so much on the!

anyways...happy birthday to Jaime! If only he knew how long it took me to make the card that he casually tossed aside...LOL!!!

thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today!

You Bring the Wine....

Check out the mouse! How cute is that??? I absolutely LOVE this image from Digi Kitty! All I could think about was 'wine and cheese' when I saw him! So.....a card was born!!!

This is the Digi Kitty 'A Mouse and his Cheese' stamp...

And here is the sketch I used....365 cards day 358:

Next week when 365 hit's 365...I'm hoping they start over! I want to keep up this year!!! It is a goal of mine!!!! Wish me luck lol!
Thanks for visiting my blog today and remember, if you like Mr Mouse...head over to Digi Kitty to check him out!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

it's Easter Anya!

I got my stamps I ordered from The Greeting Farm the other day, and couldn't WAIT to play with them!!! I started with and easter one since well....Easter is coming soon! Let's just hope I don't do what I did last year....make a bunch of cards and then forget to mail them!!! LOL!! is my card! Challenge list is below!!!

1Farm Fresh Fridays at The Greeting Farm...challenge was to use kraft, chocolate and guava.
2. Crazy 4 Challenges: here is their sketch:

3. Your next STamp: Spring colors! ( i know it isn't a YNS looking into getting some of these though!)
4 Little Red Wagon: ribbon
5 Saturday Spotlight: get messy! i inked the edges of a few things!
6. Die Cut Dreams: Easter!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mad for PLAID at the SHOE!

This week's challenge over at If the Shoe fits.....SCRAP IT! is MAD FOR PLAID!!! Yes that's right...PLAID!!! Plaid can be so much fun!!! I certainly had fun with it for my take on the challenge!!! Then again I MAY be! I went to Carnegie Mellon for college (many moons ago!) and our school colors...tartan PLAID!!! YES! Plaid were my school colors! And a scottie dog was our mascot!!! haha! Anyways....I digress.....back to the challenge....I would love it if y'all would come join us at the Shoe this week and thow it down with PLAID!!! Here is mine:


Now get on over to the Shoe and pull out your plaid and get your scrap on!!! Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today!

another sketchy thursday!

So it is no secret that I am a HUGE nascar fan....and the Daytona 500 was last weekend! Well...during races, I get in a 'zone' and tend to well...forget I have kids! I was down in my craftroom watching the race on Sunday, drinking beer....typical for raceday right? one point I had to go down the hall...and I happened to see this.....Caitlyn was sitting in the SINK! WHAT???Why was she in the sink? I have no idea! But I HAD to take her picture! And then of course I HAD to scrap it right??? Sketchy Thursday's had a GREAT SKETCH!!! So here it is!

Here is the sketch:

Let's hope the little monsters don't get into anything else this weekend! It is so hard for me to NOT focus all my attention to the RACE!!!!
Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Birthday!! (to Linda!)

My good friend Linda is having a birthday on Friday, so I made her a card! But of course I can never just make a card, has to be for a challenge or 2.....or 5! is Linda's card, and the challenges it was made for are listed below!

1. The Pink Elephant: use ribbon
2. Penny's Challenge blog: Birthday theme
3. LaLaLand Crafts: RED!
4. Little Red Wagon: use ribbon
5. Crazy 4 Challenges: RED!

thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gettin' OWL-Y with it!

Love owls as much as I do??? Then the newest Digi Kitty challenge is right up your alley! It is an OWL challenge!! AND....there is a freebie for you to use for the challenge...AND! If you participate in this challenge, you will receive ANOTHER freebie just for playing! What are you waiting for? Go get your owl and make something!!! I combined my Digi Kitty challenge with the latest Basic Grey challenge...a sketch with basic grey stuff! I used the lemonade line! (see sketch below card!)


Thanks for stopping by, and remember to head over to Digi Kitty to get ur owl stamp and join in the fun!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

if the LAMPSHADE fits....

I bought this image a LONG time ago and have been dying to use it! Found myself a use for it!!! This card has a destination in mind (heehee!) and as usual, fulfills several challenges! Check em out below the card!


1. Clean and Simple FTL 77: here is their sketch:

2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: monochromatic any color and white--i chose GREEN!
3. Allsorts: get distressed with buttons and a bow

That's all I got tonight! Now off to bed...been trying to set a nice trend of EARLY TO BED!!!
thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today :)

Keepin' busy on a sad weekend...

Well, I had a bit of bad news hit on grandfather passed away. It was expected, yet unexpected at same time...he was 92, so in that aspect, it was expected right? But I personally just didn't expect to get the phone call....anyways....he has passed and is at peace. Unfortunatly, my family lives in Pittsburgh, and I am down here in Virginia. Mother Nature decided that she was going to make it impossible for me to GET to Pittsburgh this was unable to go up and be with my mom and grandma. I didn't really know what to do with myself, so..I sat down, had some wine (maybe alot of wine....) and crafted! It was the only thing I could think to do to take my mind off of the worked for the most part....
So here are a few things I got accomplished this weekend....(challenges each card fulfills is below each card!)

Frog Hello Card

1. Friday Sketchers ( i used their sketch, it is fab! be sure to go there and check it out!)
2. Saturday Spotlight: Teeny Tiny Time! my frog is my interpreations, he is a teeny tiny creature!


Hip Hip Hooray!

(no challenges for this card, I made it for my sister, she just got a new job and moved to DC! )

Hedgie "i love u" card

1. Digi Kitty! this card is my DT sample for Digi Kitty's BEE GREEN challenge! I used the Heels over Hedgie Stamp set, and used some cardboard from one of the many boxes laying around here in my craft! Be sure to check this one out over at Digi Kitty! There is also a freebie stamp for all participants in this challenge....why would u NOT want to play? LOL!
2. Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentines!
3. Creative Card Crew: Valentines!
4. Twilight Tuesday: touchy feely vampire valentines! i added flock to my hedghogs!!

I also made a Layout this weekend, but it is for a future Shoe challenge, so, it will have to wait! Im glad I got all this done this weekend, it really did help me take my mind of of everything....and come tomorrow, I will have a whole new distraction....
thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate everyone who looks at my stuff, even if you don't leave a comment, thanks so much for taking the time to look!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

i love you card!

So last night , I sat down to make my card for the Shoe (i know, so LATE!) before I made the post! Instead....hubby asked me to go play Rockband with him, so I did that instead! I did post the new challenge for the shoe, I just didn't have MY sample done! ( i so BAD!) However, this gave me time to peruse the blogosphere, and see what other challenges I could do at the same time! Oh.....I killed a bunch of birds with this baby! Challenge list under card! (btw....this card is for my hubby! he bought mesomething fabulous for Vday....i hope i can come up with something equally as sweet!)


1. If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT! colors are red, pink and white!
2. 365 cards: day 339: love is in the air! have the word 'love' in your sentiment!
3. Cupcake Craft: 4 legged and furry! My skunk meets this requirement!
4. Papertake Weekly: Love Actually! ( i think mine works!)
5. Charisma Cardz: I love you! ( met!)
6. LaLa Land Crafts #24: hearts! (i used hearts!)
7. Pile it on: non winter colors!
8. Practical Scrappers: diecuts (my hearts were cut from quikutz dies!)
9. Penny's paper crafty challenge: valentine/love!
10. Creative Belli: Ribbon!

wow! i think this is a record for me! woot woot! anyways..thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

so Sweet!

How sweet is this cupcake? If you really like it, you are in luck! This digi image is available tomorrow (thursday!) at Digi Kitty for only 1$!!! Be sure to stop by to see what else Digi Kitty has for thrifty tail thursday sale!!! I just loved this cupcake, so I had to use it! Oh....and colors I used....for Colour Create...colors are soft pink, soft blue, silver and white! Perfect colors for a cupcake!!! Any-hooo....that's all I got tonight! Be sure to run over to Digi-kitty tomorrow for the SALE!


Monday, February 1, 2010

quick post!

I made this card over teh weekend and once again forgot to post it! It is for Simon Says (theme is BABY!) and Papertake Weekly (see sketch under my card!) I am uber busy getting my new computer/printer set up, so i am just posting before challenges are over! Back soon with more i hope!


(sketch from papertake weekly!)