Sunday, January 31, 2010


Every since we have lived here in Virginia, we have not had any snow. There have been several times that they forecast a huge storm for us...but it NEVER happens! So this time, when the big storm got all hyped up...I didn't get my hopes HAPPENED! We got about 7 or 8 inches of the cold white stuff! Kids were THRILLED! They have never gotten to play in snow before!!! So now, I will be scrapping SNOW PICS!!!
The other story behind this layout..kind of funny...
Les and I planned to have an entire day of scrapping yesterday. The snow had other! My power went out! So....I couldnt' do anything til it came back, which was almost 4pm! We did eventually sit down to scrap, just alot later than I had hoped! When we have out little 'scrapfest' days..we like to issue challenges to each other. Les picked the sketch (from pencillines), and the primary color (blue)..I picked another color (cream) and added buttons as our embellie! Here is the finished snowy product!


Friday, January 29, 2010

a simple card...

Well, I was kind of in the mood to craft tonight, kind of! I found a few challenges and went for it. Turns out....I don't have many bear stamps! I did find this one so I could play along! Keep this inmind...this card looks WAY better in person! This picture, well, it lookslike my 5 year old made this! I really do like it better in person, not sure why it looks so bad in the picture!!! It is a nice simple everyday card! challenges listed below!


1. die cut dreams: challenge 32: bears!
2. incy wincy: buttons, bows, ribbon and lace! i think i only needed to do one of them....i got ribbon!
3. colourQ: red, blue, teal, black, white! thankyou american crafts!

well, thats it! i'm planning 'scrapfest 2010' of stuff will hopefully get created! please don't judge this card here by the really is kind of cute, lol!
thanks for stopping by!

the Shoe is going VINTAGE!

Been over to the Shoe lately? This week at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT! we are going VINTAGE! Vintage is so much fun! I had this entire pack of vintage images i bought ages ago, and I finally pulled them out and used one! What do you have laying around??? Im sure you can find something! Pop on over to the Shoe and check out the rest of our projects and show us what you got!!! Vintage baby!!!!!!!

Let the Sunshine IN!

Just a quick post now because I almost forgot...this challenge expires soon! I made this cute puppy card using a new image by Digi -kitty for the Saturday Spotlight with hidden potential challenge! There challenge was to let the sunshine in! I had to use bright colors or YELLOW! I tried to put as much yellow as i could in here! If you like the puppy, be sure to stop by Digi-kitty and get one for yourself!!! Thanks for stopping by, I have more to post later!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet Strawberry Puff!

How cute is little strawberry puff here? Strawberry is part of Digi Kitty's newest challenge going on now! Want details??? Head on over and check it out! I'll tell you this much....there is a sketch, a nice discount on the Strawberry puff digi set, AND a prize for the winner! So get on over to Digi kitty and check it out!!!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Absolutely Perfect.

Lately, all I seem to be doing is making tons and tons of cards....I have gotten away from what I truly love...making layouts! So...I spent the day searching for new places to find scrappy inspiration! I found a few....and incorporated them into this!

The first site I found is called Scrapjacked! This is a pretty cool blog! They post a layout and then, everyone 'jacks' it! This is the amazing layout that is posted now to 'jack': It is by an incredibly talented crafter named Caroline, and this is where I got the inspiration for my layout!

The other site I found today is called 52X52....and this weeks challenge was to use a bird on your layout. DONE! He is kind of hard to see, but in my first detail pic, you can see him hiding out on top of the flower next to the title!
So now I feel better...I got one page done today! Now I want to make more! LOL! off to find some more inspiration!
thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

How cute is this hedgehog??!!

I started out this evening making a pink and brown card for Allsorts Challenge blog...and then I saw this sketch on Crazy 4 Challenges......
I originally had a little pink and brown snail to put on here....and then I thought of the tree...the snail didn't match the tree....but the hedgehog DID! So...the snail I am saving for later because, man...the hedgehog is just too stinkin cute! Oh...and all supplies for this card....Close To My Heart! Twitterpated paper pack, and Grown with Love stamp set. The hedgehog can be found on a special stampset that comes with the twitterpated workshops on the go...ask your consultant if you like him! (cough a consultant!!! let me know if you like the hedgehog...i'll hook u up!)
So there you have it...C4C and Allsorts! (C4C sketch below! it is a good one, check it out!)

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm planning an entire weekend of nothing but scrappiness...(except for when I go play bingo with Karen on!)
Oh...almost sure to stop by the Shoe sometime and welcome our new Shoe DT! They are fabulous!!!

Thrifty Tail Thursday at Digi Kitty!

Digi Kitty is now having Thrifty Tail Thursday 1$ sale! Today is the first one! You can get each of the adorable stamps below for only 1$! Since this is the very first Thrifty Thursday, you can get these guys for 1$ through Sunday. In the future, Thrifty Thursday price will only be on Thursday...but these ones are available all weekend! Get yours today! Hop on over to Digi Kitty to see what the DT did with these images...they are just adorable!
(click on each image to be directed to the store where you can take them home!)

I Finally used my Cricut again!

Over the past 2 years I have managed to accumulate around 30 cartridges, and a gypsy for my cricut. I NEVER USE THEM! I think it is because it always seems such a pain to have to cut out like 6 different colors of paper for one diecut to look decent! So...I just don't do it. Well...the other day, I got an idea...what if I cut all the layers in white, and use my copics to color them?? WORKED! YES! I made all kinds of things! I now have a little stash of diecuts ready to be used! Here is the first one I actually adorable doggie! Can you tell that he is colored? Maybe a little, but, I think it worked out ok! I even made sure to color him colors that fit with a challenge...heehee! ( I did this with alot of them, so more will be popping up in the next few days!) Challenges for this card listed below!

1. Clearly iStamp: this is their sketch this week below....I don't have any of their stamps, so, I used my doggie diecut! The sentiment is a CTMH stamp!

2. Colour Create: colors were kraft, blue and white with the option of texture! I used all of them!

Thanks for stopping by today, and stay tuned for more yummie diecuts!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Digi Kitty Sneak Peek: Bubble Trouble!

In case you haven't guessed...I have been asked to be on the Design Team over at Digi Kitty...YAY! So I would like to share with you a new set that is available at a discount price for a limited time...Bubble Trouble! It's got the most adorable little animals with BUBBLES! You also get 3 papers along with it for the bargain price of 4.99 through Sunday night! Check out this adorable set:

Here is my card featuring the crocodile...he is just adorable!

Head on over to Digi-Kitty to see what the rest of the gals did with this set, and get your NOW!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You are so Sweet

Not sure if I am getting this card in on time, but I saw a few challenges I wanted to play along too this week, and well...I'm cutting it close so I won't babble! Challenges listed below!

1. Tellens Place: this is the sketch for the challenge...I rotated...can u see it? I know, it may be a stretch:

2. Copic Colour Challenge: colors were B97, YG07 and W5...I came as close as I could!
3. Charisma Cardz: anything NEW! well...I just got some new copics from Michelle's Store, so...I thing that qualifies!
Hope I got all these in in time! Thanks for looking!

3D challenge over at Digi-Kitty!

Digi-Kitty's Meow Meow Monday Challenge this week is to go 3D with your project! All you have to do is add some dimension, and use a Digi-Kitty stamp and you are good to go! I was lucky enough to be a guest designer for this challenge so I played along with the rest of the gals. The DT used the Love Bird set for this challenge which can be found HERE. This set is just adorable! I was tickled to be able to use more adorable bird stamps! Here is my sample for the challenge....I popped the birds up off of the tree. I actually popped their wings up even higher, but that is difficult to see, even in my detail shot:

If you are unsure of using digital stamps, digi-kitty also has a few freebies you can snag and play with before committing to a purchase (although, prices are so LOW...doesnt' really feel like a commitment, lol!) And....if you join the Digi-Kitty Papercraft Planet group, there just may be a few more freebies in there to snag..... So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Digi-Kitty and play along!!! Thanks for stopping by here and hope to see you over there soon!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays GDT app....take two!

I am trying once again to be guest designer over at Sketchy Thursdays....the competition is fierce! Some uber-talented ladies all giving it a go...hope I can compete! The challenge this time was vintage. I did my best...I got an idea in my head, then it didn't look as vintagy as I would have liked it to. I did use Websters Pages, which normally have that nice vintage look...hope mine is ok. it is, and even if I don't win I like this layout! I needed to find a way to scrap these pics, and now it is done! Wish me luck! Again!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

it's your day!

Man am I running behind! This card is for my mother in law for her birthday, and it is coming soon! At least I got a few challenges in on this one...I multi-tasked! Challenges listed below!

1. Basic Grey Challenges: this photo was the inspiration, I took the colors from it! I used the Urban Prairie line of Basic Grey as well

2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: here is the sketch

3. Crazy 4 Challenges: theme is BIRTHDAY!
4. The Pink Elephant: theme is also BIRTHDAY!
5. Cupcake Craft: theme is GIRLY! what is more girly than a bubble bath!!!

Now I got a huge box of CTMH stuff to play with from UPS today....I'm hoping to get busy!!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet Treats!

This is totally NOT up my alley...I don't normally make stuff like this, but I can't resist a challenge! And this baby fits 2 different challenges, so bonus! Digi Kitty and Incy Wincy Designs both have challenges featuring 'Sweet Treats!' So I pulled out the Hippos Stamps again from Digi Kitty and made a candy holder! Ignore the wrong colored m&m's...I didn't have time to go get valentines colored ones! But I think I will give this to my daughter for Valentine's Day...since she IS obsessed with Hippos!
So if you should happen to be making something sweet for V-day, or any other occasion, hurry up and stop by Digi Kitty or Incy Wincy!
And now I am way behind on my goal of starting next years Christmas cards NOW! Plus I have some birthday cards to make as well! I better get busy! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Here's to YOU!

Well, I have been working on this one for a few days now and am FINALLY DONE! I have used yet another Digi Kitty stamp, 'a BIRD tweet new year!!' This is meant to be a New Years stamp set, but I think it is actually pretty versatile! I'm putting this in my miscellaneous stash of cards...could be a congrats card, or a birthday card, anything goes! I did manage to get a few challenges in on this one.....check it out below!

1. Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge! This is an awesome sketch, I HAD to give it a whirl!

2. 365 Cards, day 312 Metal Mania! I used 3 metal flowers!

Well, that is all I managed to come up with for this onto something new! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I think I have become addicted to digi-kitty's stamps! They are just so CUTE! This piggy is super adorable, another 'had to have it!' So....I put him on a Sketchy Thursday sketch, and added some ColourQ colors, and this is what I came up with!

1. here is the sketchy thursdays sketch, for second chance thursday...maybe i will win this time! (yeah right! im not that lucky!)

2. ColourQ colors: Pink, Purple, Kiwi Green, and White

Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to check out Digi-kitty's site, she has some AMAZINGLY adorable digi stamps for you to color and use!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

gotta love the HIPPO!

So yesterday, I was blog hopping, and guess what I found??? Digi kitty has HIPPO'S! Funny, because my daughter is the one with the hippo obsession, but man did I get excited! So, I HAD to download immediately and make something with these cute guys! Here is my hippo card! (list of challenges it fulfills below!)

2. Simon Says Challenge: PARTY! ( my card is intended to be a celebration card! )
3. Charisma Cardz: CELEBRATION! (same as above!)
4. Crazy 4 Challenges: polka dots! (ribbon is dotted!)
5. ColourQ challenge: pink, turquoise, chocolate and white!

I think that covers it all! Now off to make something else! Thanks for stopping by today!