Friday, November 9, 2012

Time for Fall

Hey all, how are you this fine Friday.

Today I have a new card for you in  honor of the new challenge over at Meljen's Designs. The challenge is based on an inspiration photo. 

Here is what I came up with. 

I was inspired by the colors and the swirls. I had some great rust orange Core'Dinations cardstock scraps that I was  able to use up with this card. I pared that with some embossed white cardstock  that I inked with a sage green. The Meljen's sentiment image is a great one so I knew that it should be the focus, that is why I didn't do much to  it except color in a few details. I topped it off with some inked leaves and a button. Super simple but I love it. 

Thanks for stopping  by and have a great weekend. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eye of Newt

OMG I can't beleive I haven't posted in so long. I have been crafting but I have not had much extra time for posting, LOL. I hope you all can forgive me.

Today I have a new card for you in  honor of the new challenge over at Meljen's Designs. The challenge is "Tear it up" so that is just what I did. Last year I won this amazing Fancy Pants Designs Halloween prize pack and it came with the coolest papers. I knew I had to use them here. For the image I used "Jar of Eyeballs" which is so fun yet creepy all at the same time. I ripped the middle paper strip and inked the edges of all the papers to give it a great old distressed feel. I love it, maybe that is because these papers and the image are AWESOME.

Challenges entered:
Designed to Color - Purple Poison (my image has two diff. purple eyeballs)
Crafty Creations - Halloween
My Sheri Crafts - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Digital Tuesday - Halloween
Scrap Creations - Halloween

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Hey everyone. I am so sorry that I haven't been shoring. I have been creating but between family, work, and DT and challenge blog stuff I have been swamped.

Well enough with the excuses and let's get to my newest creation. My dear friends over at Designed to Color are having a new monthly challenge. It is a sketch by Lizzie. I have not created for myself for a while so I thought I should give this a go. What do you think?

Medium: Copics & Bic Mark-its
Image: retired Wild Sprout by the Greeting Farm

Challenges entered:
Designed to Color - sketch

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm a Guest Designer

Hey everyone. I have some exciting news to share with you. I have been asked by my friend Martha to be the August Guest Designer for Creating is Fun.

I am so excited to be able to share Martha's product with you. I used some lovely lace that you can get in her SHOP. My card was also made with a brand new image from Meljen's Designs.

Head on over to the Creating is Fun shop where you will find an extra special bonus of  having ALL stock 50% off. Yes, I said HALF-OFF. What are you waiting for? Go BUY BUY BUY. Oh and stop by the Creating is Fun Facebook page as well for tons of inspiration and random giveaways.

I will be back next week to share more creations using items from Martha's store.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thinking of You

Hey everyone I wanted to share with you my newest card for Card Makin Mamas. The challenge that  is concluding this week was all about  Rubber Stamps. It seems like since the invention of  digi images, rubber has kinda gotten thrown to the  side and so we wanted to dig out our  red and clear cling stamps to see what inspired us to start stamping in the first place.

My card is using a rubber stamp from a Unity Stamps Kit of the Month (I'm sorry I can't remember which one). I was  looking at the kit and just fell in love with this butterfly frame. I used a great double sided Stella Rose paper by My Mind's Eye that I thought complimented well. I flipped this ugly printed ribbon over so that you couldn't see the design and then inked a doily from Creating for Fun to match the card. Lastly I added the rub on sentiment.

Corrosive Challenge - Sentiment

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

GDT Post

Hey everyone, it is the 3rd of July. Where did this year go?

Today I am happy to share that I am a Guest Designer today at Tuesday Morning Sketches. They are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs and I got to be the lucky one representing us Meljen girls.

They have a fabby sketch for you this  week.

Ok I won't lie, this sketch was a toughy for me. I knew exactly what I wanted to do but it took my 4 tries to get it right. I have had this awesome Imaginisce paper since the CKC in March and I have not been able to use it, until now. I love how it works with the super cute Little Lighthouse image. I topped it off with some striped ribbon and viola.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Getting Sketchy

OMG I can't believe that I haven't blogged in a month. I feel so ashamed. I  have been creating still for Meljen's Designs as  well as running Card Makin Mamas but apparently I have neglected to share any of my work with you fine folks. Well that will change NOW, because I have a super fun new card to share with you today.

I have had this amazing image for a while now, it was a freebie called Boobielove from Saturated Canary. I have actually had her colored up for a while now but never knew what to do with her. Well thankfully my dear friend Carisa was my secret swap sister recently and she sent me this awesome Amy Tangerine stuff that got me so inspired. I have also been dying to use this design paper from Fancy Pants Designs. When Carisa's magazine Designed to Color posted their new sketch challenge I noticed that it would all work together perfectly. All the stickers are from Amy Tangerine and then I added some pink Washi tape that I also got in my swap package. Now I will admit that I don't have a vast selection of Copics to use when coloring an image so I blend them with my Bic markers and that  is what I did  here with  this image. I am so pleased with the way it turned out too.

Designed to Color- sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Yellow

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Where is the world is Candace Pierce" Hop

Hey there everyone. How is everybody's day today? Mine is just  getting started and it is GREAT.

If you are HOPPING with us today then you should have come here from Dianna's blog. If you just happened upon my page and would like to hop with us please head over to Ceal's blog to start.

I am so excited to be a part of this HOP to get the word out about Candace's new blog. Some of you may  not know but recently my friend Candace received an email from an attorney stating that she needed to change her blog because some other woman had decided to use the same blog name and copyrighted it. This forced Candace to change everything and unfortunately LOSE all her followers. It is a very unfortunate incident but that is why we are here to help her get her followers back, and hopefully some awesome new ones.

I chose to make a card for Candace in honor of this hop. for my card I used a Meljen's Designs image called Faith Hope Butterflies. I paired it with some paper from DCWV and some re-purposed raffia. I kept the card simple to let the image be the focus.

Now it  is time to keep hopping and head on over to Lee's blog to see what she has in store for you.

Now remember one lucky person is going to win a  prize of 6 digi stamps, 3 from Meljen's Designs and 3 from Sweet & Sassy Stamps. You must comment on all the blogs because one of them is the mystery blog and a winner will be chosen from the comments left. None of us know who the mystery blogger is, it could be me and it could be someone else. The only way to ensure you have the best chance is to comment on all the blogs. The hop will be going on for one  week with the winner chosen by random on May 17th. The winner will be posted on Ceal's and Candace's new blog.

Thanks for stopping and HAPPY HOPPING.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A little inspiration

Happy Friday to you all. I am here today because it is INSPIRATION WEEK at Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blog. What is the challenge you ask? Well it is a photo inspiration. 

The fabulous sponsor this week is   Tickled Pink Stamps  and they are giving the winner a FREE DIGI. Oh how I love TP. I am using an amazing image from the Pinkette line for my card, she is Lil Pinkette Pippa. I LOVE her. For my card I used some papers from My Mind's Eye and some lace from Created by Martha. I am not sure on the brand of some of the other elements. Anywho, I am so pleased with how this card turned out, especially since it is my first attempt at rolled flowers.

Thanks for visiting and  please leave me some love. Oh and don't forget to head over to  Card Makin Mamas and enter the challenge. 

Designed to Color - Rolled Flowers

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's an Alien Party.

Hey there. Today is my day to post over at Meljen's Designs, so I thought I would share it over here.

I have spent the last few days planning my youngest son's 5th birthday party. The idea for the party all started with a picture of a cake from last month's issue of Disney Family Fun magazine.

Now AJ thought that this was the COOLEST cake ever and so the whole theme for the party revolved around the alien cake. Now in addition to coming up with fun activities and games I  had to come up with an idea for the party invites. Of course the first thing that came to my mind was the Alien and Monster release from last  September. I asked AJ which image he wanted me to use on the invites and he chose Squiggy the AlienSo now my task was to come up with something simple yet fun for a 5th birthday party. I found a fun paper pack that I got at the Dollar Tree (surprising I know) and the rest went together so easily. AJ had me make pink papered invites to go to the girls and the blue for boys. It was so fun to have him sitting at my desk with me while I made these for him. He made all the decisions for me. He chose the papers, the sentiment and the markers I used to color the image.

Now all I have to do is print up some of these in big scale for coloring pages for the kids to take home in their goodie bags.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pretty in Pink (and Green)

Hey there everyone. It's almost Friday. YAY. 

I must apologize for my long absence from my blog. We had some  health issues with my boys that took all my focus and energy. Everyone is fine now so I will be back to blogging and bringing fun inspiration. 

It is CHALLENGE day over at Meljen's Designs. This week's challenge is: PINK & GREEN

My card for the challenge is made using "Springtime Candle". I love this image. I love that I can use it for a variety of different needs. This card is going to be sent to Mike's Step-Grandparents to say Thank You for the lovely Easter gifts they sent the boys. I used some fun houndstooth paper from Scrapworks. I paired this  with a variety of flowers and added some awesome new bling I got at the CKC this year. 

Thanks for visiting and  please leave me some love.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Hey there everyone. I have finally gone and did it. I have made my very first SMASH page. Now I don't actually have a Smashbook but my dear friends over at SMASH*aholics on FB said that I didn't need a book and that I could make my own. Well being that I am a bargain person I figured I could manage that.

I decided to make my first book about random things about me and what I love. Well I love everything about the band MUSE. I think they are amazing musicians and I could not wait to smash about it. I used some fun colorful paper since they like to have lots of color in their band art. Then I just printed off soem of my favorite lyrics to the songs Super Massive Black Hole, Starlight, and Undisclosed Desires. I attached the band logo and my ticket from the concert I went to. Then I had fun doodling and adding buttons for dimension.

I am also entering this into a challenge for the Smash Hop going on.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

For Mom

It's the weekend, Hooray.

today I am  here to share with you a card I made as GDT member for the new challenge at Craft Your Days Away. They are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs and asked if a couple of us ladies would like to play along. I of course jumped at the chance.

Their challenge this week is Mother's Day / Special Lady. For my card I used the Victorian Bird cage image that can be found at the Meljen's Designs Shop. I used a wonderful double sided paper from the Stella & Rose collection from My Mind's Eye. I added twine and a Mother tag for embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me some love. Also head on over to Craft Your Days Away to check  out the challenge and the amazing creations from their DT and my fellow GDT Candace.

Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Raise the Bar - twine

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Little Pinkette

Happy Friday to you all. I am here today because we have a wonderful new challenge over at the Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blog. What is the challenge you ask? Well it is..........

GREEN and use a colored image

The fabulous sponsor this week is DESIGNED TO COLOR, and the winner will get  their very own copy of the Premier issue of Designed to Color Magazine. And that 's not all, the winner will also receive a ONE YR subscription to the Designed to Color E-zine ($14.99 value). What an amazing prize, isn't it?

For my card today I used a wonderful image from Tickled Pink Stamps pinkette line of digi images. Isn't she so super cute. I used some great Authentique paper that I got last weekend. I topped it off with some green  twine and a metal brad that says "Happy". 

Thanks for visiting and  please leave me some love. Oh and don't forget to head over to  Card Makin Mamas and enter the new challenge. 

Raise the Bar - Twine

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Angel in Orange

Hey there everyone. It's almost Friday. YAY.

It is CHALLENGE day over at Meljen's Designs. This week's challenge is: ORANGE

My card for the challenge is made using a pre-colored digi called "Teddy Angel - Color". Isn't he  gorgeous. I adore the pre-colored digis because you can put together a beautiful card in no time at all. I used a gorgeous double sided paper from ScrapWorks and kept it minimal by adding a simple white ribbon and orange button.

Also, don't forget to go check out this month's new releases which are being  previewed all week at Meljen's Designs.

Thanks for visiting and  please leave me some love.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Wednesday

How are you all this fine Wednesday. We have had snow off and on and the kids had a late start this morning so I got a chance to play with paper. YAY.

I wanted to share with you a card I made for the FINAL challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps. I wanted to make sure to play along. I used one of my first Tickled Pink images, Lil Lolita Evie. I am trying to work through my scraps and I came across these fun glitter papers from DCWV. I added the glitter ribbon, some bling and a little doodling. 

While I am very sad to see the TP challenges go away and am thankful that I have been able to play along (and even win). I am also thankful that the images will be sticking around because they are some of my faves out there. 

Thanks for stopping by, please leave some LOVE.

Tickled Pink Challenges - Use a Lolita

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I love Tickled Pink

Hey everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I am a little tired but I can deal with that.

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for the most recent challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps. it is one of their last challenges so I wanted to make sure to play along. So I don't have a way to cut large circles so I had to do the cutting by hand so don't judge to harshly. LOL. I used my newest Tickled Pink image 20's Evie. I loved coloring her so much. I  paired her with some fun papers that I bought on clearance at my LSS that is going out of business. I topped it off with a multitude of embellies.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave some LOVE.

Tickled Pink Challenges - Shaped Creation
Corrosive Challenges - Another Dimension (my image is popped up)
Digital Tuesday - Make it Sparkle

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

She's a Goddess

Hey there. I am back again today to share another card I made  yesterday while home and this one is for the Tickled Pink challenge. I must say that while I wasn't able to enter their challenges all the time I am sad to hear that they are closing the challenges at the end of this month.

For my entry this week for Anything Goes, I decided to use the new image I won from a FB contest Kellie ran  last week. I chose to keep this very simple and let the image be the focal point. I used some great glitter  paper that I was given in a mystery box over Christmas and I added the sheer ribbon and pearl drops for a simple embellishment.

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Tickled Pink Challenges - Anything Goes

Pretty in Pink

Hey there and how are you all doing today. I would  like to share with you a fun and girly card that I made yesterday while being stuck at home with car problems.

I got this wonderful Saturated Canary image as a freebie a couple weeks ago and I have been dying to use her. Once I saw this weeks color challenge I know she would be perfect. I used some awesome Valentine paper scraps that I had from a friend, so unfortunately I don't know the company. For embellishment I cut out a single flower from the Maya Road flower ribbon that I got from my friend, Carisa, last year.

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Saturated Canary - RedPink, and White!!!
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Valentine (w/ at least 2 hearts)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink and Red
Stamp with Fun - Love

Friday, February 3, 2012

Loving You

Hey there everyone and a Happy Friday to you all

I have a card to share with you that I made for the most recent challenge over at Meljen's Designs. The challenge is LOVING YOU.  I loved this little mouse image and I hadn't  used him yet so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do so. I decided to keep this card super simple. The only details I added to the card was to emboss the main panel and use a heart doily that I got recently. 

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 cards. FYI, the challenge gives you a chance to win free images.

Also while you are there you should check out Melissa's new releases. Yes I said RELEASES. She has switched to a once a month release schedule so she is putting out MORE images per release. She has a great non-colored set of new images and a pre-colored set of oldie images. THEY ARE AWESOME. I will be back next week with cards featuring images from both sets. 

Stampin' for the Weekend - Embossing
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge - Valentine

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wonderful Winnie

Hey there and Happy Monday to you all. I hope you all had a great weekend, I was busy but I managed to start my Smashbook and get a couple cards done. YAY me.

Today I want to share with you a card I made for the current challenge over at Saturated Canary. I absolutely adore these stamps. Kristy is an amazing artist and they are so fun to work with. This is Winnie without her trailer. I hope Kristie doesn't mind. I paired her with some fun Echo Park and My Mind's Eye paper. I used my scalloped Nestie and a Fiskars border punch to follow the challenge theme. Finally I added some Prima flowers and dew drops.


Saturated Canary - Dies and Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layers

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lovey Pup

Good afternoon everyone. I have a card to share with you that I made for the most recent challenge over at Meljen's Designs. The challenge was .........Red and/or Pink AND Kraft. I think you may still have a short time to get your entries in before tomorrow's challenge starts.

My card is made using a pre-colored digi call Lovey Pup. Isn't he just the cutest. I really love the pre-colored digis that melissa has to offer because when you are in a pinch for time they are all ready for you. Plus they are colored so well. I used some locally made DP  from a company called Paper Pizzaz. I had some fun crimped paper that I thought would frame the image well, especially when I added the twine. Then I used some Kraft hearts that I got from my friend, Lizzie, and some DP hearts that I got from my friend, Sylvia.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Saturated Canary GDT Call

OMG, I am so excited. Saturated Canary is looking for a few Guest Designers!! My friend, Carisa told me about this recently and after thinking about it I decided why not try out.

I  have created a fun hippie-esque card for my GDT entry, using the Winnie image. I cut her out so that she would be by herself and not with the travel trailer she normally hangs out with. I had this fun mat stack from K & Company that really had the right vibe for the image, so I  went with two of the papers from the stack. I knew this card had to be fun yet organic so I added some twine that I recycled from some homemade Christmas cookie wrapping, some crocheted flowers, some handmade and stamped primo clay buttons and then finished it with the heart clip and set eyelets for the holed the twine threads through. I was so excited to use tons of new embellies that I got over the  last few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my entry. I really hope you like it. Fingers Crossed, there is some  amazing talent already entered.

Friday, January 6, 2012

"NEW" Challenge

HAPPY FRIDAY everyone. I have a new card I want to share with you. I made it for the current challenge over at the Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blog. What is the challenge you ask? Well it is..........


We want to see either a New Year card or some thing NEW that you received recently. Let's show off our new goodies.

The sponsor this challenge is ME. I have a mystery box of crafting goodies to give away. There is a little bit of everything in there. I have been filling it over the holidays.
For my card I used Firefly Fairy from MelJen's Designs. The "NEW" part of my card is the gorgeous paper. I was the lucky recipient of a Mystery Craft Box from my dear friend, Carisa, and when I saw this paper in the box I about fell over it was so beautiful. In the box there were also coordinating paper diecuts. I used one of the tabs and cut it in half to use on this card. The ribbon is a new purchase from a LSS.

Tuesday Throwdown - "Shiny" New Year
Fab 'n Funky - Something New
Cute Card Thursday - What's New

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Seeing Stars.

Hey everyone. I hope you all made it through the Holidays with happy hearts and many fun stories to tell. I know I did.

Well it's Thursday and that means a NEW CHALLENGE over at Meljen's Designs. This week's challenge is:

For my card this week I used a fantastic image called Book Girl. Check out this fabulous image (which can be purchased along with the rest of Meljen's fabulous images) at the the Meljen's Shop. I used some great double sided paper called "tent trailer" from October Afternoon. I topped it off with some red twine and two red wooden star buttons.

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 cards. FYI, the challenge gives you a chance to win free images.