Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Fun

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope yours is beautiful.  This afternoon I made this fun halloween card.  The image is from Bugaboo and is called Halloween Peeker - Ghost.  That swirl on the top of his head reminds me of Cool Whip on pie.  Weird huh. =)  The other night I went shopping and purchased this new punch set from Martha Stewart.  Creepy crawly spiders, perfect for halloween cards.  I sewed the ribbon on by hand and really enjoyed that I'm not sure why I don't do that more often.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Come and Get It - Sketch
Corrosive Challenge - Halloween
Pile It On - For a Child
Robyn's Fetish - Sewing
Totally Gorjuss - Punch and die
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Are you enjoying the weekend?  It was a beautiful fall day here in Iowa.  The sun is warm and the trees are turning beautiful colors.  I love this time of year.  This evening I made a card using an image from Bugaboo.  This little cutie is from the Bugaboo Brats line.  Her name is Autumn Leaves Girl.  I think she is just darling.  She looks like she has been raking leaves from my front yard.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
A Gem of a Challenge - For a girl
Our Creative Corner - Country (denim overalls) and gingham
Emergency Crafters - Autumn leaves
Simply Create - Autumn/fall
Crafty Creations - Autumn leaves
Thanks for stopping and I hope you autumn is just as colorful as mine is.

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's a Costume Party over at Sketches by Carly

Are you in the mood for a fun party?  Well, we are having a costume party over at Sketches by Carly!  Our sponsor this challenge is The Digi Garden.  She let us pick what costume we wanted to color up for our party and hop!  These are all brand new images from The Digi Garden.  Let me be honest I wanted to color them all! =)  I choose Macy's Candy Corn.  How cute is this!  Now we are also having a hop with this challenge so you can see all the costume.  So If you have come from Margareet's blog than you are on the right way for hopping.  If you have just stopped in to see what I have been working on you will want to head back over to the Sketches by Carly blog so you don't miss any of the costumes in our parade.

Above is our sketch for this challenge.  Another great one!  Now to keep hoping you will want to go over to SHAKIRAH'S BLOG and see what she choose for her costume. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Photo, I thought of trick or treaters
Deep Ocean - More than 2 colors
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Guest Designer for Bugaboo!

What a fun announcement for me!  I just love Bugaboo stamps and to be a guest designer is sure fun!  This is the freebie friday image.  Her name is Ginger Girl.  Isn't she just adorable.  Love the big bow on her ginger head.  On the right side of my card I found some tiny cookie cutters in with my buttons.  Then I also found the perfect buttons for her jacket. I hope you all come on over to Bugaboo and grab this little cutie for yourself.  Also, check out all the new stamps and don't miss the sale ones! =)
I would like to submit my card into these challenges:
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Crafts and Me - Favorite color - mine is red
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Guest Designer at Digital Delights

I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer over at Digital Delights!  Have you seen this set at Digital Delights?  They all come together and are called Potion Labels.  I used them to decorate the juice boxes above.  I will be having some special trick-or-treaters this year and this will be one of the things they are given.

 As you can see I taped the straw back onto the back of the box for them to use.  At first I wasn't happy with the colors of the boxes so I did my best to cover all that.  Although the red and green would be perfect for Christmas treats. I think this is just so much fun!  How adorable these would be sitting on a table for kids at a party.  I gotta make sure I get pictures of them drinking out of these scary drink boxes. =)  

I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
City Crafter - Halloween
Clear It Out - Child

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch

Are you ready for a new sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday?  Well, today is your lucky day.  This one is so much fun.  I went with a Halloween theme because I will be mailing those cards to the kids soon from Send A Smile 4 Kids.  This one goes in the stack for the kids.  The bats are a stamp with 6 bats.  I just stamped it several times to cover the whole area.  The bats and the sentiment stamp are from Crackerbox Palace.  Their stamps are so nice to work with.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
2 Sisters - Wings
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come and play along.  I can't see what you do with the sketch.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Corner Bookmark

Today I have a fun project I made for a couple different challenge.  It is a corner bookmark and the directions can be found here.  It is so easy to make and lots of fun to decorate.  The balloons are from Digi's Darla Designs.  Aren't they cute.  They just screamed at me to color them bright. =)
These are the challenges I would like to submit this project into:
Created With Love - Back to School
Digi Darla - Circles and scallops
Come and Get It - Anything but a card
Robyn's Fetish - Bookmark
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Candy Corn Ants

It is a cool day here in Iowa and my fake mums out front of my house are doing wonderful!  =)  I have been working on this card for several days now.  Just not enough time at one sitting to finish anything.  I know you all know the feeling.  This card uses the digital set called Candy Corn Ants from Doodle Pantry.  I just love the sentiment.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas - Be punny
iSpy - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Buttons (all my little do dads are buttons)
CRAFT - For children
CCEE - Food or drink
Paper Play - any holiday
Oldie But Goodie - Ribbon (my paper, ribbon, and buttons were all purchased last year at halloween)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Celebrate any occasion.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have some crafting time of your own.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl card

Happy Friday!  Today I have a baby girl card to show you.  Girly cards don't come easy to me.  This sweet image is from Digi Darla Designs.  I received it free for playing last week.  She is a cutie!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Willow Sketchie - Sketch and paper piecing
Crafty Ribbon - Vintage
Digi Darla - Baby
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching and lace
Milk Coffee Challenge - At least 2 shapes
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Little Buccaneer

I almost forgot today was "talk like a pirate" day.  Hehe.  I had to make a card for that!  How can you pass up something fun like that.  I am using the brand new digital set from Doodle Pantry called Piratey Ship.  The sentiment is also from the set and reads "Happy Birthday little Buccaneer".  Perfect for this ship. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Clear It Out - Image for child (paper is so old)
Celebrate the Occasion -- Birthday, twine, and buttons
Crafty Boots - Child story - Peter Pan
Argh, Matey!  Have fun crafting.

Being Thankful

Where has this week already gone?  Days go by so quickly. This evening I have a card for you using the Doodle Pantry digital stamp set called "Let us Be Thankful".  This set was released last year but Laurie brought it back and colored it for you and added some wonderful digital paper to match.  I never am happy with the images when I print them out so I always color them myself.  This is a beautiful turkey and can be colored however you would like.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Things with wings
Fab 'n' Funky - Things with wings
Digital Tuesday - Things with wings
Love to Create - Things with wings
Use Your Stuff - Fall colors (my paper is old)
Come and Get It - Farm animals
Shopping Our Stash - Emboss It (my paper is old)
Use It Tuesday - Anything goes (my paper is old)
Thanks for stopping by and I'm wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Piles of Smiles

Today I really took a look at my craft room and wondered "how on earth did I get all this stuff"?  Do you feel the same way?  =)  Just the other day I purchased a ton more 8 1/2 X 11 paper - you know why - so I don't use up all  my 12 X 12 paper!?!?!  WHAT!!  Crafters are crazy - I'm sure of that now. Anyway, away from the addiction thing and on to the fun thing.  This afternoon I made a card with the digital set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Piles of Smiles.  Aren't these kiddo's cute.  They come separately in the set but I combined then in word.  I also flipped the girl image.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Fall or Autumn
The Crafty Pad - Fall colors
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything with fall
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'm glad you stopped by today.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pop Up Birdie Bat Card

I tried something new today.  I made a "Free Standing Pop-Up" card.   I found the instructions here.  It was so easy I was surprised.  It was also fun.  I used the digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called "Birdie Bat".  This set is from last year around this time and I am glad to color him up again. =)
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
2 Sisters - Black, white, and 1 other color plus glitter
Dynamic Duos - Black, lime and halloween
Raise the Bar - Wings (both bat and bird)
CCEE - Pop-Up Card
Paper Play - Fancy Fold
Crafty Creations - Something that moves
Hope you are having a great weekend.

September Release day at Clear Dollar Stamps

Yeah, it's September release day for Clear Dollar Stamps!  This is always such a fun day of the month for us.  I have two different cards to show you today.  For the first card I am using the digital stamp set called Wedding.  This card was so simple to make but it is so beautiful in person.  This set has so many different pieces with it.  You will be amazed what you can do.
 My second card is using the set titled Ornament Sentiments.  This is a very whimsical set so I decided to go just the opposite way.  I was going more for a classy look.  Just to show off the different kinds of looks you can do with such great creative sets.  I just love these Christmas bulbs. 
Today all the new sets from Clear Dollar Stamps are for sale.  You can see all the sets at the Clearly iStamp blog.  Have a great day and I hope you will come on over and see all the new sets available.

Send A Smile 4 Kids #41

Howdy everyone.  Hope all is well with everyone.  Today starts the new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids.  This challenge we are having an anything goes for kids challenge.  You get to pick what kind of card you would like to make.  I went with a boy card from Kenny K.  The stamp is titled Tug O War.  Our sponsors this challenge are Kenny K., Prairie Fairy, and The Stamp Shoppe.  We have some wonderful prizes to give away.  So you will want to join in the fun!
Hope you have a great day and I hope to see your creation over at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Middle of the month RELEASE?!?!

I know! We were all shocked - but oh so excited.  You will be too when you see what Laurie has drawn up for us to color from Doodle Pantry.  She is releasing five new sets for the middle of September!  How fun huh!?!?!  LOVE IT!  The set I am showing off is called "Hotrod Pickup".  I am always glad to get new manly sets and this one is great.  I hand drew on the flames.  This set comes with the pickup image and four sentiments.  Such a great set!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Vintage
Cards For Men - Digital stamp
You can see all the new sets at the Doodle Pantry store.  They go on sale today - enjoy!!

Sketches by Carly #65

Yeah, it's time for a new great sketch from Sketches by Carly!  This one is so much fun to work with!  This challenge we are sponsored by Bugaboo.  They have just the sweetest stamps.  I used Bumpkin Boy.  Isn't he just darling.  I have used the sketch but turned it sideways. =)  

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
City Crafter - Polka Dots
I hope you will come on over and join in the fun at Sketches by Carly!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Topiary

I just remembered this beautiful fall Topiary from Doodle Pantry.  It was part of last years release.  The set is called Topiary Seasons.  It has a topiary for all four seasons.  I gotta remember to use this set more. Do you have any sets like that?  I'm sure you are all like me. =)  That's ok!!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
CRAFT - Autumn
Color Throwdown - brown, rust, yellow, red, and olive
Thanks for stopping by today!

Apple Licious

This is one giant apple! I blew up this fun image at 5inch square.  Let me tell you this is a bigger than life apple. =)  Maybe what is more funny is I totally love it!  One warning - if you do this make sure your markers are full of ink because this is a lot of coloring in red.  This fun image and sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  The set is called Apple Licious.  Lisa Lara is the artist and I love her style!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Shaped cards 
Digital Tuesday - Sweet Treats
Created With Love - Birthday
Celebrate the Occasions - Shaped Cards
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge

Are you ready for a great sketch challenge?  I'm sure you are and I have the perfect one for you to join in!  Come on over to Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  Isn't this such a fun sketch.  The problem I had was what fun stamp to use with it. =)  The baby is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  It is a digital set and called Baby Blessings.  I didn't use any sentiment so it could be used for new baby or 1st birthday.
I would also like to submit this card into the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge, they are looking for bright colors.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come on over and join in this great sketch fun at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thinking of You

I've been in a funk all day today.  But, I must say some coloring and creating snapped me right out of it. =)  Just what I needed.  The card I made this evening is below.  I pulled several challenges together and I am happy with it.  The image was free last week for participating in the Digi Darla challenge.  It is so pretty.  Thanks gals!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
Critter Sketch - Colors - blues and browns
Digi Darla - Thinking of you
Love to Create - Ribbon
The Crafty Pad - Scraps (scrap paper and ribbon)
Sketchy Colors - Colors - blues and browns
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Fall!

I had a great afternoon of crafting today.  It is so much fun just to relax and create.  I made a card this afternoon combining two very different sets from Doodle Pantry.  The sheep is from a set called Heart Sheep and the sentiment is from the set Pumpkin Birdie.  I am happy with how it turned out.
As you can see in the photo below.  This is how the Heart Sheep stamp looks.  The sheep is throwing hearts up in the air and sitting in a pile of hearts.  Well, I needed fall leaves.  So I colored all the hearts with green so I didn't have to worry about the white showing through.  I then punched out a ton of leaves and started gluing.  It turned out great.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Sentimental Sunday - Humor
2 Sisters - Fall
All Sorts - Layers  (of leaves)
One Stop - No floral embellishments
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - Down on the farm (if I had a farm I would want sheep like these)
Raise the Bar - Fall
Just Inspiration - Photo - Fall
The Perfect Sentiment - An occasion, an animal, and a sentiment
Hope this made you smile today.  Maybe even gave you an idea of how you alter your stamp sets.

Lil Lilybelle

Cute Little Lilybelle Witch is from last years Halloween release from Digital Delights but she is just so darn cute I had to use her again this year.  The little brad in the corner says "Happy Halloween" it is hard to read with the glare on it.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Dutch Dare - Sketch
CRAFT - Photo (castle)
Pals Paper Arts - Purple, green, and orange
Sarah Hurley - Magical
Corrosive - Mystical
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your Sunday!