Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things With Wheels at CRAFT

Are you ready to show off your "wheels"? That is what we want to see this week over at the CRAFT challenge. Our theme is "Things with wheels". It can be any kind of a wheel you want to show off. The card I made is using an image from The Stamping Boutique. They are one of our sponsors this week for the challenge.
Since I was the guest designer for the month of March at CRAFT this will be my last challenge on the design team. =( But, you know how that goes. All good things must come to an end. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed all the challenges. This week with the wheels challenge we have several sponsors. Digital Delights, Lauretta's Digital Stamps, Truly Madly Crafty, and The Stamping Boutique. Lots of prizes to win so come on over and show us your "Things With Wheels" projects.

Precious Bunny

Good morning!  Let me introduce Precious Bunny to you.  This is one of the new Easter stamps from Digital Delights.  Isn't she just darling.  She just looks so happy to me.  

I would love to submit this card into these challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Easter
Ruby's Rainbow - Easter
Scrapbook Sisters - Easter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter
Stampin' Royalty - Spring
Truly Scrumptious - Lace
Whimsical Wednesday - Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderfully happy day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet Fairy Celeste

Are you having a magical kind of day?  Well, I did - I didn't work this afternoon, always love those days. =)  Have you heard the good news yet?  Over at Hambo Stamps they are offering a whole new line of stamps called Hop Art Designs.  All the proceeds from these stamps goes directly to Operation Write Home.  How wonderful is that for our soldiers here in the US.  This is Fairy Celeste and she is one of the new stamps that they are offering.  How sweet she is!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Hambo Hoedown - Use Hop Art Designs stamp
Crafts and Me - Elegant Fairies
Flutterby Wednesday - Fairy and encouraging words
The Perfect Sentiment - Sketch and uplighting words
CR84FUN - Yellow, Pink, and Orange
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day turns "magical"!

Rooster Fun

I had so much fun making this card.  I wanna be a country girl so so badly!  I want chickens, ducks, and yes roosters.  My hubby says I want them but I don't want them to poop.  He might be right on that one. =)  Anyway, I just love all things country and down home.  So this card was perfect for me.  The stamp of the rooster is from Stampin' Up the set is called Countryside.  I will be using the set for a Father's day project at the Stampin' Fun and Friends 15 day projects event.  You will want to come on over and join in that fun!  See my side bar to sign up.

I would love to submit my happy Rooster card into these challenges:
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Sketch
Little Darlings Challenge  - Outside
Little Red Wagon - Clouds
Use it on Tuesday - Never before inked stamps and horded supplies (the buttons are years old, now they are gone and I am sad funny how that works)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp It
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful country day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Clean and Simple Easter Lilies

Can you believe Easter will be here soon.  It's only a couple of weeks away.  This evening I was able to make a simple Easter card.  If you are familiar with my cards you know how this was for me. =)  The beautiful Easter Lily is from a set called Lily Collection.  The sentiment is from a set called He is Risen.  Both of these sets are from Doodle Pantry.
I would love to submit this card into these challelnges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Oldie But Goodie - Easter (I purchased this ribbon after Easter last year)
Try it on Tuesday - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Digi and Sring
Dream Valley - Easter
Sentimental Sunday - Easter 
The Squirrel and The Fox - Easter
One Stop Crafty Challenge - Clean and Simple
Crafty Catz - Spring
Moving Along with the Times - Easter
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Barkday!

Hope you had a good Monday. The week is off to a wonderful start for me. This evening I was able to make this card using two different digital stamp sets from Clear Dollar Stamps. The sentiment is from a set called Dog Days. The image, which I think is so cute, is from a set called Make a Joyful Noise. This card made me smile!
These are the challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Cards for Men - Great Outdoors
Love To Create - Sketch and boys
Paper Playtime - Boys plus sentiment
Craft Your Days Away - Boys and buttons
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sketches by Carly #52

We are starting the second week of the great sketch by Carly. This challenge is her #52 sketch. Where does time go?!? I know you all feel that way. Carly herself is sponsoring this challenge. Did you know she could also draw? Check out this adorable image and sentiment below. This set is called Happy Snail, Sad Snail. I have used Carly's sketch and had a great time with it. Just like always.
I would love to enter this card into the Dutch Dare challenge they want to see something cute and cuddly. I thought - a snail well, maybe to someone they are cuddly. This one sure is cute in my book. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will come on over and join in the fun at Sketches By Carly.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cindy Bunny

Hi All! Can you believe spring is here. Easter will be here before we know it. Today I have a made a card using Cindy Bunny from Digital Delights. Her dress comes already printed with these adorable flowers. How fun is that!
These are the challenges I would like to submit this card into:
Little Darlings - Spring is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop - Digital image
Oldie but Goodie - Easter plus something old (the Buni Fun plate is years old)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CRAFT Challenge is Handmade Flowers

I have a card right now to show you that I made for the CRAFT Handmade flowers challenge. We want to see your handmade flowers. I used Chiffon fabric to make my flowers. Here is the tutorial for the flowers. The butterfly image is from Floppy Latte. We are also being sponsored by Crimson Cloud, Floppy Latte, and AiFactory.
I am submitting this card into the handmade flowers challenge from One Stop Craft Challenge. Come on over and join in the fun this week for our handmade challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Purple and turquoise for friendship

It was a beautiful day here in Iowa. We had light rain and that will make things green up so nice. I made this card using the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. The colors and turquoise and purple. The cardstock is dark purple I think it looks black on my screen. I hope yours looks better. The color combo is from Colour Q they wanted to see turquoise and purple. I used a Stampin' Up set called Language of Friendship.
At Craft Your Passion they wanted to see just a sentiment. I hope my little flowers are ok. Then over at Stamptacular Sunday they wanted to see a stamp used and buttons. Thanks so much for stopping by.

You're just peachy!

Do you like cute and fun sentiments? I do and this one is no exception. This is a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry. The set is called Peaches. The sentiments are so fun in this set.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Digital Tuesday - Digital stamp plus "Life is peachy"
Tuesday Throwdown - Use hoarded stash (paper has been on my shelf for --- awhile, hehe)
Made Especially For You - Three buttons
Sentimental Sunday - Sentiment plus metal (the charm is a dragonfly, kinda hard to see)
All Sorts - 3 in a row (buttons, jewels, and flowers)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful crafting day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Fun

Isn't this just a fun image?!? Do you remember jumping rope? I loved to jump rope when I was younger. It brings back a lot of fun memories with neighborhood friends and spring and summer days. The image is from Cardmadfairy. Her name is Debbie.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Cardmadfairy - Use digi and add a sentiment
2 Sisters - Dots and Spots
4 Crafty Chicks - Chicks Rule
Dutch Dare - Stripes and Dots
Little Darlings - Spring Colors
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your spring starts off great!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop

Yeah it's blog hop day for Clear Dollar Stamps! If you have come from Linda's blog than you are on the right track. If not, you will for sure want to start over at the Clearly iStamp blog. This month we are celebrating "Spring". Something I am very excited to be celebrating. Gotta love birds chirping, squirrels running around, and finally everything blooming. Below is my card for the hop.
I used the bee hive from the new digital set "Charlie Bee". I wanted to use an oval and the bee hive didn't fit too well so I stretched it to fit the oval better. Another great thing about digi stamps. =) I am your last stop on the Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop. Did you leave everyone a comment? If not, you will want to do that because that increases your chances of winning a prize! Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope you are also celebrating spring!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Things with Wings for Send A Smile 4 Kids

An adorable dragon wave to brighten your day! This time at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge we want to see "things with wings". One of our sponsor this challenge is Stamping Dragon. I choose an image from them to make my card with. Gotta love dragon wings. =)
I really hope you will come and join in the fun. Remember we only want to see cards that are appropriate for children. We are also being sponsored by Karen's Doodles this challenge. Come on over and join in the fun and you might just win a prize!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps Digital Release Day

It's digi release day at Clear Dollar Stamps. Yeah!! For the month of March they are releasing 10 new sets! They are all so adorable you will "need" them all! Trust me! Hehe! My first card to show you is featuring the digital set called "Happy Trails Camper". On the door of the outhouse the sign says "vacant". I just had to giggle when I saw that. You can change the sign on the door or not even use the sign. I do love the outdoors but I need the outhouse when I go camping. That is as roughin' it as I get. =)
For the next card I made for the release I was excited to use a new set from a new designer at Clear Dollar Stamps. Lisa Lara is now designer for them. I just love Lisa's wonderful creative spirit and I was so excited to see she was designing. She has two new sets this month. The set I used is called "Nesters". The set is so darling and has so many possibilities! I choose to make a wedding card.
To see all the new sets being released this month hop on over to the Clearly iStamp blog. You will also want to check out all the design team members as see their wonderful creations! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Houses Challenge at CRAFT

Hi all! This week at the challenge over at CRAFT we are asking to see house, house warming, or moving cards. You know the kind we want. I used an image from Digi Doodle. They are one of the sponsors for this challenge. I just thought this stamp was so beautiful. Very calming to me. Great for a new house, welcome to the neighborhood, or enjoy your new home.
For this challenge we are also being sponsored by Pink Gem Design and Sassy Studio Design. We have lots of great prizes to give away this week at the so come on over an join in the fun!!

Easter Egg Boy

Easter is a hard time for me to make cards. All the Easter paper is pastel and that just isn't me. So I'm just using paper that I love. Bright and bold. =) Besides boys aren't supposed to be pastel - right?!? This little cutie is from Digital Delights. He is called Easter Egg Boy. I just loved that backwards baseball cap. Too cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by and get ready for a wonderful weekend! =)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Irish Treats

Happy day to everyone!! Today I have an Irish treat box for you all. The box is an Sizzix box only sold to Stampin' Up. I used Irish paper to make the box. The image is a freebie from Elizabeth O. Dulemba. I received it in the newsletter she emails out. I thought this bear was just adorable!
These are the challenges I am submitting this project into:
Colour Q - greens and grey
Use It Tuesday - Green (I have had the paper for several years)
Daisy Doodle - Digi and tie it up (I tied the ends with bakers twine)
Fab 'n' Funky - Luck o the Irish
Little Red Wagon - Lucky You
More Than Favors - St. Patty's Day
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a crafty day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Purple for Mom

It might not look like purple on your computer but the cardstock is dark purple. I hate it when the camera does that with color. Sorry! This pretty bird is from Stampin' Up. A set called Language of Friendship. I put the twig in her beak so it looked like she was building her spring nest.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Celebrate the Occasion - Any occasion (mother's day) and metal (brad and stick pin)
Crafty Sentiment - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Girls or Mom
Make My Monday - Mother's Day
Dream Valley - Mother's Day
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Irish Birdie

Have you made any St. Patty's Day cards yet? If not, you will want to pick up this adorable Irish Birdie image from Doodle Pantry. Isn't he just too cute! He is such a happy birdie that you just can't help but smile when you see him. This adorable guy also comes colored in the set.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Irish cupcakes
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you are having a great start to the week!

Light and Dark Contrast

Happy Sunday! I hope all is well. Our day is overcast and sprinkling a little but it smells like a spring day outside. Loving that!! I saw my first Robin yesterday and that is a such a fun spring find here in Iowa!! Today I am playing with Stampin' Sisters in Christ. They are having a light and dark contrast challenge. I had a lot of fun doing this. The scripture verse is from Clear Dollar Stamps it is from the January stamp release. The stamp is called Psalm 46:10.
The layout for this card came from Stamptacular Sunday. They also wanted us to use a stamp not a digi mine is a acrylic stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps. Also, over at Secret Crafter they wanted to see a project only with a sentiment no image. Thanks so much for stopping by and have wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mother Sheep and Lamb

Awww isn't this such a darling image?!? I love it! It is from Doodle Pantry. The set is called Mother Sheep and Lamb, the sentiment is from the set Floral Hats. I thought this was a perfect image for a Mother's Day card.
I have a lot of challenges I would like to submit this card into:
2 Sisters - Spring Colors
Craft Your Days Away - Mother's Day
Crafty Emma - Charm
One Stop Challenge - Mother's Day with Ribbon
Totally Gorjuss - Anything with buttons
Cardmadfairy - Mother's Day with digi
Crafts 4 Eternity - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbon - Mother's Day
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Stampin' Up Birthday

Are you totally shocked with this card and all the white on my blog?!? I am!!! It is driving me nuts! I always love everyone's cards with all the white. I thought I would give it a go. Can't do it!! Oh, well we all have our breaking points and mine is blank space. You have no idea how hard is was not to stick some buttons there. =) I got some new Stampin' Up things in the mail the other day and thought I would play with it. The balloons and black part of the banner is from a set called Party This Way. I also used their pennant punch. Totally love that and will be using it more I'm sure.
These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
iSpy Sketches - Sketch
Poodles Parlour - Birthday
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Sarah Hurley - Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!

Sketches by Carly #51

Today is my favorite sketch challenge! Yeah!! Sketches by Carly has a new challenge starting today! I always love her sketches and this one is no exception. Our sponsor this challenge is Bugaboo. Being it is March I had to choose a St. Patty's Day stamp to play with. Isn't this turtle just so cute?!
I really hope you will come on over and play with us at Sketches by Carly! Bugaboo is giving away 7 images. So come and play. I can't wait to see what you create! These are the challenges I am submitting this card into:
Card Crafters Circle - St. Pat's Day
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a really wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pink Mushrooms?

Hi again today. =) I made a card this evening with a free stamp from the new stamp company The Alley Way Stamps. Since I used pink for my mushrooms I couldn't use the sentiment that they made to go with this image. The sentiment is too cute!

The above picture is the inspiration for the card from The Alley Way Stamps challenge. I tried so hard to follow the colors but pastels are so hard for me. But, I did try!
These are the other challenges I am submitting this card into:
Flutterby Wednesday - Spring with butterflies
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!!