Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soul Mates

Hey everyone Happy Hump Day. Yesterday was my parent's 36th Wedding Anniversary and so I thought I would share the card I made for them.

I have had  this wonderful Paper Makeup Stamps sentiment for a long time now (I got it on a Freebie Friday), and I knew it would be just right for my parents. I recently got this double sided paper from American Crafts and I have been dying to use it. I thought the elegance of paper would go well with the sentiment. I added a few brads to pin down the corners.

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Embellished
Sentimental Sundays - Focus on the Sentiment
Totally Stampalicious! - Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Clash of the Colors (green/purple)
Freshly Brewed Challenges  - Shaped Card

Friday, July 22, 2011

2 Cards for 2 Challenges

Hey everyone and Happy Friday to you all. I didnt get a chance to post my Meljen's Designs card for you yesterday due to unforseen circumstances, so I am doing that now. There was no new image release this  week because Melissa took a much needed week off to spend time with her family. That meant that us DT members got to  play with whatever images we wanted from the line of stamps.

The challenge this week is a recipe: 1 bow, 3 brads, and a circle.

For my card I chose to work with Pinky Flamingo and keep her nice and clean. I colored her with Copics and paired her with plain and metallic Core'dinations cardstock. Since I wanted to keep it simple I chose to emboss the white panel with Swiss Dots. I added some bling brads, the accent ribbon through the eyelets, tied a bow around her neck and layered some great paper flowers for my circle.

  • Stamptacular Sunday - Animal Antics

  • Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics

  • Tuesday Throwdown - Something Metallic

  • Fab 'n Funky - Animal Magic

  • Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

  • Stamp Something - Something Embellished

  • Being that it's Friday, that means there is another challenge over at the Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blog.

    This week's challenge is being sponsored by Karbers Digital Images and the challenge is FOOD & DRINK. The winner will get 2 digital stamps of their choice.

    Karber's Digital Images was so nice to us by giving us all an image to use this week and I used Cupcake Denny on my card today. She was so fun to color up. I paired her with some great double sided paper I got a Michaels on clearance a while back. Then I added the cupcake ribbon for embellishment.

    Now what are you waiting for, head on over to Card Makin Mamas now so you can check out the challenge.

  • Craft Us Crazy  - Anything Goes

  • Southern Girls' Challenge - Birthday Theme

  • Stamp Something - Something Embellished
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    A Bear Butt

    Hey everyone I hope you all are having a good week. I thought I would share a new creation with you.

    I made this card using "Bear Butt" from Meljen's Designs. I fell in love with this special release image and couldn't wait to use him. My husband has a buddy who is having a birthday soon so I made this for him. I used some new papers from October Afternoon. Aren't they great. I then added the twine and wooden knot tag. I used a yellow leaf and pinecone rub-on to dress up the tag.

    Southern Girls Challenge - Birthday (for my husband's friend)
    Stamping 4 the Weekend - Wings & Things (bumblebee on the image)
    Stamp Something - Bugs or Butterflies (Bumblebee)
    Crafty Creations - Boys to Men

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Margaritas Anyone?

    Hey ladies it's Friday again and do you know what that means? It meant that there is another challenge over at the Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blog.

    This week's challenge is being sponsored by Some Odd Girl and the challenge is SUMMERTIME. The winner will get 3 digital stamps of their choice.

    For my card this week I used some Unity Stamps that I received as a prize from my friend Carisa's blog. I have been staring at these stamps lately thinking about how I could use them. The other night I had a dream and I was crafting with friends and in my dream my card looked some what like how this turned out. I kept it super simple and stamped the images directly to the card. Then I colored the image and the outline with Copics. I topped it off with some yellow and green metallic cording which I tied through the polka dot cardboard buttons.

    Now what are you waiting for, head on over to Card Makin Mamas now so you can check out the challenge.


    Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
    Stamptacular Sunday  - 2 of something (2 buttons and 2 cords)
    Cupcake Craft Challenge - 1 Layer Card
    My Time to Craft  - Food

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Another Meljen's Challenge

    Good day to you all, its Thursday again and that means it's means NEW RELEASE DAY over at Meljen's Designs. Check out these fabulous images (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images, at the the Whimsy Stamps shop).

    As always, with the new release comes a new CHALLENGE. Yay. This week's challenge is:
    No More Than 2 Layers!

    For my card  today I chose to use "Cheer Girl" from the new release. I was really struggling with the layer challenge but I knew I wanted to do a window look to the card. So I took this awesome paper from The Greeting Farm and used my Nesties to cut the window. Then I used another set of nesties to create the frame out of some Core'dinations cardstock. I then added this great ribbon that is pink on one side and dark brown on the other, which I knotted and then topped off with a brown button.

    Now head on over to the Meljen's Designs DT blog so that you can check out this week's challenge along with all the fabulous DT examples using the new images. FYI, the challenge gives you a chance to win free images. Also don't forget to grab this week's FREEBIE while you are there (THERE ARE TWO).

    Stamp Something - Digi Day
    Catch the Bug - Anything Goes