Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pixie Cottage #16 : Lot's of Flowers!

A new challenge is up at the Pixie Cottage today! This week's challenge features a sketch by guest designer Jacque from Jacque's Magnolias!!! Your challenge is to either use the sketch, OR add lot's of flowers to your project, OR of course you can do both!!! Check out her fabulous sketch:

With all the craziness around here, I didn't have time to make a sample this week, so head over to the Pixie Cottage to see what the rest of the DT came up with! You will be blown away by the talent ;)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2 more days... participate in our photo inspired challenge over at the Shoe! You'll have to go there to see the ad, but it is a fun one! Here is my card:


I must have forgotten to post this last week (oops!) because my card also is for 365 cards day 35 super sketchy sunday.....i flipped the sketch (as usual!)

Now get over to the Shoe and check out our challenge! You don't want to miss this one! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Pixie Cottage Challenge #15

for you mom

Well, it's wednesday, and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Pixie Cottage! This weeks challenge features a sketch and/or a theme! The theme is Mother's Day/special lady and here is the sketch:

My card features the stamp Buffy the Bunny and little chick by Alisa Ramirez. I also included a few other challenges for my card this week!
1. charizma cards: monochromatic
2. paper sundaes: no people
3. cute card thursday: touchy feely!
4. 365 cards: day 51 tuesday trio:alpha sticker, stamp, and RED!
5. Pixie Cottage: sketch/ mothers day/special lady! (DT ENTRY!)

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and remember to go over to the Pixie Cottage to play along in this weeks challenge!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Woodgrain Card

Last Friday night, I met with a few friends for our monthly craft group...and learned something new and fun! Pam showed us how to make our own woodgrain background from cardstock, pigment ink and reinker. It looked fabulous! And didn't take long to do! So I was dying to do it again and make something new! And my blog hopping, I actually found a few challenges that this sort of thing would work out for! So here is my card, and the challenges are listed below!!!


1. charizma cards: week 15, monochromatic
2. cute card thursdays: touchy feely!
3. cards blog: woodgrain
4. paper sundaes: no people

I thought I saw a masculine challenge somewhere....maybe I missed!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

yes...more cards for 365...

I think I only have 3 more made that aren't! This first one is for Day 28, A certain sentiment. The sentiment was 'hang in there'


next is for Day 31: All Mixed Up....

and lastly, this one is for Day 42, super sketchy is the sketch:

and my FLIPPED take on it:


Now, I think that is all the cards I have that I hadn't posted yet..phew!!! Be sure to check out THIS post too and come vote for the lollipop guild! we appreciate it!!

vote for the Lollipop Guild...week 4!


HERE IS THE LINK TO OUR CARD Please coem vote for us...we have zero votes! I think our entry by Lesley this week is fabulous!!! We need you to vote for us or this will be the end of the road!!!
If you haven't registered to vote yet, HERE IS THE INSTRUCTIONS TO DO SO. THEN....once you have received your email and clicked the link back into the gallery, you will then have to LOGIN before you can vote. voting consists of leaving a comment on our card!!! This week, they are only alllowing ONE VOTE PER PERSON! So please please PLEASE take teh time to vote for us! We were having tech difficulties again getting the photo to load, but les got it to load finally! My link goes to the one that opens correctly!!! We are behind by half a day though now since this just got up now! Please Please take a few minutes and vote for us! we are very greatly appreciative!!! Thanks!

More White Space Cards.....

....for more challenges at 365 cards! (with a few other challenges mixed in as well! ) Here are the rest of this week's fun white space challenges!

This one is for Day 43....this one made me think! I thought for a few days on this one!

Here is what I finally came up with for this one:

This one is Day 44....seems like it would be easy....but mine turned out...sort of!

here is mine:

and here is the last white space challenge, day 48:

my take on this last one...this card is also for this week's colourQ challenge (colors are red, pink, turquoise, orange and white)


my catch up efforts are moving along swiftly! hope to get even more done tomorrow!!! thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

the first of many.....

...posts of catching up!!! after my trip, i am soooo far behind! I have been trying to catch up on stuff, and haven't really been super motivated to do it. I started by digging into the white space challenges this week on 365. These are always fun! force me to think outside the box!!! Here are 3 that I have done so far (the ones that I have managed to take the time to photo edit too!) I also used all of these for Simply Scrapping Crafts color challenges for April....another site i am WAY behind on!!!
Here is the white space challenge for 365 day 46:

and here is my card...I flipped it! couldn't make the arrow work, so i made a house !
April 2010 Color Challenge 3

This next one is for day 45.

I also flipped this one!
April 2010 Color Challenge 2

Last one (for now!) is for day 47, i actually liked this one alot!

my card:
April 2010 Color Challenge 1

That's all for this post, i have a ton more to catch up on, so I'm gonna go craft a bit!!! praying i can actually catch up soon! thanks for visiting my blog today!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shamelessly soliciting your votes...AGAIN!

Tell me this isn't BEAUTIFUL??? This is our entry this week for the Greeting Farm, in teh royal battle...made by the talented Miss Pryn....WOW! Once again, we need your help to ensure that we make it to the next round! Here is how you register to vote. Now...once you register, you will be given a link in an email to go back into teh galleria. Then, you will have to log in to vote! HERE is our card. There were some technical difficulties, and it doesnt' show up when u click it, but you can see it here and know that you LOVE it and want to vote for us!!! Thanks soo soo much!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Glorious Day

It's that time again! Time for another challenge over at the Shoe! This week we are challenging you to use the colors Kraft, Pastel Yellow, and Pastel Blue on your project. My project was made while I'm away from home and with very limited supplies! I used a Pixie Cottage Stamp, Barnie in the Spring, by Artish (isn't he super cute???!), and some paper I found in my sister in law's scraproom. I am kicking myself for not bringing my nestabilities with me....oh well, I think it turned out ok!!! Please check out the Shoe this week and play along with us! These colors rock!!!
This may be my last post until I get home...i'm leaving monday!!! I'm having fun, but can't WAIT to get back to my craft room!!!
thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #13


This week at the Pixie Cottage we have a 'choose your challenge' going on! There is a sketch, and a technique! The technique this week is embossing....can be dry, or heat embossing, you pick! can do the sketch challenge....which here is your sketch:

Add embossing to your project, or use the sketch, OR DO BOTH! My sample using Baby Blake, by Lisa Schmidt, used both! Pop on over to the Pixie Cottage to see what the rest of the DT created and check out the yummy candy while you are there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New stamps and CANDY at the Pixie Cottage!!!

The Pixie Cottage has TONS of new stamps available for purchase! Check out a small sampling:

Waking up to Spring, by Artish

New spring stamps from Alisa Ramirez:

from Tina Akonom, Down on the Farm:

This is one of the new "Girls of the World" line by Lisa Schmidt...this one is Dutch Girl Janneke

and finally, a new Hannah stamp!!!

This is just a small sampling of the newest stamps available, click here to see more, or HERE to SHOP!!!
Now want to hear about the CANDY??? Go HERE to the Pixie Cottage, leave a comment on the post stating which of the new stamps is your favorite, add a link to your blog, and post a picture of your fav stamp on your blog with a link back to the post on the Pixie Cottage! On April 15, 3 winners will be drawn to win their fav stamp!!! So go NOW to the Pixie Cottage and good luck!!!

FF#29 at the Shoe!

hello chickie!

Did everyone have a great EAster? We are here in West Virginia visiting family and the kids are having a blast playing with there cousins! If you are still on the 'egg' sure to stop over at the Shoe for Fashionista Friday #29....featuring EGGS! And if you are over the whole Easter thing....there are lot's of other things you can do with eggs! I'd love to see your creations!!!!
For mine, I used a new Pixie Cottage stamp by Artish, called Chickadee-da-dum. Come join us at the Shoe!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Round 2 at The Greeting Farm!

TGF Week 2
(click photo to be taken to the galleria to vote for my card!)

We made it to round 2 in The Greeting Farm's Royal Battle!!!! This week it was my turn to represent the Lollipop Guild! The competition is fierce...tons of fab cards this time around.....we would REALLY appreciate your votes!!! Here is how you vote:
Go to The Greeting Farm
Click on the GALLERIA box on the right sidebar
Register in the Galleria---you will then get an email confirming your registration with a link that will take you back into the Galleria then.
Click on our card which is HERE
Leave a comment!!!

Comments count as votes! You are allowed to vote 3 times, for 3 separate cards. (you can't vote 3 times for one card ) Thanks so much for taking the time to vote for our card!!!!!