Monday, February 28, 2011

Simply Sassy Blog Hop Winner

I used random.org to pick my winner ... and the winner is #31 ... Vicky.  Congratulations Vicky!  You have until Wednesday to contact me with your mailing information.  If you email me, please be sure to use "Simply Sassy Blog Hop Winner" in the subject line (my email is in my sidebar) or you can leave a comment on this post.  I want to thank everyone for hopping with us and leaving such wonderful comments.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Simply Sassy Release Blog Hop

We have 6 new Simply Sassy stamps to show you.  In order to see all of these gorgeous stamps you'll need to stop at each of the DT blogs and leave a comment.

Each DT member has two stamps to give to a lucky winner.  You need to leave a comment by Monday, Febuary 28, 12 noon GMT (that's 7:00 a.m. EST my time).  I will draw a winner from those that leave a comment and I'll post the winner here on my blog (Monday) by 7 pm GMT (2:00 pm EST).  You will have until the end of the day on Wednesday, March 2, to contact me with your address.  My email is located in my sidebar.  Please put "Simply Sassy winner" in the subject line so that I don't accidently delete your message.



I used Tammy on my card ... isn't she adorable with those big glasses and her sweet little snowman friend?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and added some Glamour Dust to the pom poms on her hat and her scarf.  I used tiny little pearls for the buttons on her coat and added some Glossy Accents to the buttons on her legwarmers.  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and also added a bow.  I punched various size snowflakes, layered them, and then added a little pearl to the center of each one.  I also used Glamour Dust on the snowflakes, the snowman, and the snow on the ground. 


You should have arrived here from Kathrin's blog and next you'll want to visit Tracy's blog.  Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way. 

                                            Kathrin

                                            Anita  (that's me)

                                            Tracy

                                            Kellie

                                            Autumn

                                            Erica

                                            Maria

                                            Simply Sassy Design Team Blog
                              
                               
Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!  And remember, you can find all the Sugar Nellie stamps, including Simply Sassy, at Funky Kits


Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Tammy
Paper:  Fancy Pants; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, MS snowflake punches, ribbon, pearls, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust

Friday, February 25, 2011

Feel Better

Happy Friday to all of you.  It's finally here ... Friday, that one day that we all look forward to each week.  I found a cute freebie image over at Bugaboo Stamps this week and decided to make my card using him.



This little guy is named Itchy Dog Bowl.  Isn't he adorable?  I colored him using copics and colored pencils.  I added Glossy Accents to his nose, the pads of his feet, and also to the food bowl.  I just picked up this Maraschino twine (by The Twinery) at my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks (thank you Vicki, I love all the colors you stocked!).  I added a few buttons to finish my card.


The Simply Sassy Design Team is having a blog hop tomorrow so be sure you stop by.  We'll be showing all the new images from the Simply Sassy Set 5 and of course there will be prizes you can win.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Alota 53  -  Using Nestabilities
Catch the Bug Challenge  -  Get Well
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C75  -  Use Diecuts
Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge 48  -  Spots/Dots
Do You Stack Up Challenge 8  -  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Challenge 82  -  Use Punches or Dies
Pixie Cottage Challenge 58  -  Sketch and/or Something Cute

Stamps:  Bugaboo - Itchy Dog Bowl; PTI - Mixed Messages (sentiment)
Paper:  Pink Paislee; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, buttons, twine, embroidery floss, Glossy Accents

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meljen's Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today is Thursday and that means it's time for a new challenge over on the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  Our challenge this week is to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card).  The only "rule" for an ATC is the size, which is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.


I have to tell you this is the first ATC I have ever made.  I usually make larger cards so working on something this small was no easy task for me.  I used Meljen's Designs' Noah's Ark, Noah's Loving Elephants, and Noah's Loving Lions on my ATC.  Given the size of this ATC, you can image how small those elephants and lions are.  Wow, I thought I was going to go blind trying to color and then cut out those tiny babies lol!  Anyway, I colored  my images with copics and colored pencils and cut everything out.  I die cut a scalloped oval nestie and stippled along the top of it to make my clouds.  Then it was simply a matter of layering all my images.  No frills, stickles, ribbon, lace or Glamour Dust ... do you know how hard this was for me?

Here's Melissa's newest release and you can find these adorable images at Whimsy Stamps.  Don't forget to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog  to see what the rest of the talented DT have created and I hope you find the time to join in our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

I'm entering my ATC in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 91  -  Inspired by Nature
Paper Romance Challenge 39  -  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 47  -  Photo Inspiration

Stamps:  Meljen's Designs Noah's Ark, Noah's Loving Elephants, Noah's Loving Lions
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simply Sassy Sneak Peak

Hello friends.  I have a little sneak peak for you.  Sugar Nellie will soon be releasing Set 5 of the Simply Sassy images and I'm going to show you one of the new images today. 


The name of the image I've used on my card is Star Dust  Isn't she beautiful with that head full of gorgeous curls?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils and I distressed and stitched all my papers.  I added Glamour Dust to the flowers on her dress and socks, and also to the star dust she's sprinkling around.  I added some lace, pearls, a little rose and a felt flower.  I made this card for a friend's teenage daughter and I think she'll love the Star Dust image.


The Simply Sassy Design Team is sharing sneak peaks of all the new images this week and you can see them all here.  We're also having a Blog Hop over on the Simply Sassy Design Team Blog.  It starts this Saturday at 12 Noon GMT and we will have prizes so you won't want to miss it.  You can find all the Simply Sassy images at Funky Kits.

Thank you for stopping by.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 140  -  Happy Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge  -  Distressing
Belli Challenge 111  -  Felt or Fabric
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 15  -  Happy Birthday
Creative Craft World  -  Use a Square
Creative Inspirations Challenge 100  -  Stripes
Dutch Dare DDCC100  -  Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Fashionista Friday #67  -  Happy Birthday
Incy Wincy Challenge 82  -  Use Punches or Dies
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 45  -  All About Girls
One Crazy Stamper February Challenge  -  Pink
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC142  -  Glitter
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 24  -  Lace & Pearls
Stamps R Us  -  For the Girls
The Paper Variety Challenge 22  -  Sew Much Fun
Wags n Whiskers Challenge 48  -  Punches

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Star Dust
Paper:  Memory Box - Gossamer; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, lace, Prima rose, pearls, Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart punch, Pebbles felt flower

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday's Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun?  It's Tuesday so that means it's Totally Ladybug Tuesday, and this week the ladybugs are celebrating with a Blog Hop.  Kerry has a new set of stamps and just wait until you see them.  They are soooo cute!  They're called the BFFs and each one of the four images is super adorable.



Our lovely guest designer, Domi, chose our theme for our challenge this week and she chose this recipe:  3 flowers, 2 papers, and 1 image.  I used Phoebe on my card today.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I cut her out and popped her up on embossed cardstock.  I added a little bow in the corner. 


OK, enough about my card, let's get to the fun stuff.  Let's talk about the Blog Hop.  If you haven't already done so, grab our Blog Hop banner from my sidebar and post it on your blog.  You'll need to visit each blog to leave a comment and collect a number.  After you've visited everyone in the hop, stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to finish the hop.  One person will win the entire release and four people will each win one stamp.  You also have a chance to win if you enter our challenge this week.  All the details are posted here.  The hop closes at 9am GMT on Monday, February 28 and the winners will be announced on our challenge blog at 9 am GMT Tuesday, March 1.

You should have come from Sue's  blog and now you need to hop over to Domi's blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list here.  The number I'm sharing is 2. 

Thank you for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 27  -  Embossing
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 14  - A Sketch
Creative Cottage Challenge 33  -  Fabulous Florals
Do You Stack Up challenge 7  -  Dots
I Did it Creations Challenge 43  -  Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 45  -  All About Girls
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC141  -  Create a Card for a Child
Pixie Cottage Challenge 57  -  Sketch and/or Embossing
Stamps R Us  -  For the Girls
Stamp Something  -  Something Funky

Stamp:  LCI - Phoebe
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, embossing folder, ribbon, MS branch punch, flowers

Monday, February 21, 2011

Big Hugs

Hello peeps!  I hope you're having a fantastic Monday ... I know, if you work then Mondays probably aren't your favorite day.  But if you're a SAHM then you probably love Mondays ... shove those kiddies out the door and back to school lol!


Don't these birdies look like they're soooo in love?  Some close friends of ours will be celebrating their wedding anniversary at the end of this month and I thought this would make a cute anniversary card for them.  The image is Birds Couple by The Paper Shelter.  I colored these cuties with copics and colored pencils and added some Glossy Accents to their beaks and claws.  I used stickles on the heart and the little flowers in the tree.  I've added some flowers with little tiny buttons and some ribbon with a bow.  My sentiment is computer-generated.


Be sure to stop by tomorrow as Ladybug Crafts Ink will be having a blog hop to celebrate a new stamp release.  There will be prizes so you don't want to miss it!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Alota53  -  Using Nestabilities #53
Basic Grey Challenge 38  -  Sketch
Charisma Cardz Week 7  -  Spring Has Sprung
Cooking it up with Katie #49  -  I Need Some Blue Blingy Buttons
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C75  -  Use Dies
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 152  -  Shiny Happy Cards
Delicious Doodles Challenge 13  -  Glitz/Glamor/Shimmer & Bling
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 47  -  Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy Challenge 13  -  Going Sentimental
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 60  -  Make Your Own
I Did It Creations Challenge 43  -  Anything Goes
Paper Play Week 7  -  Add Shine
Simon Says  -  Make Your Own Embellishments (Flowers)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 99  -  SOS SomeOne Special
The Paper Shelter Challenge 1  -  Buttons and Bows
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 54  -  Do It With Digis
Totally Stampalicious  -  Color Challenge Brown, Green, Blue

Stamp:  The Paper Shelter - Birds Couple
Paper:  Basic Grey - Marjolaine; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Martha Stewart border and branch punches, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities, EK Success flower punches, ribbon, buttons

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Think Spring

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was pretty nice ... except for the weather.  Yesterday was cold and windy but at least the sun was out.  Today it's cold and raining ... a dark and dreary day.  Sounds like a perfect day to stay inside and make cards, right?


Yesterday when I was surfing the blogs and challenges, I ran across a sketch from The Sweet Stop Challenge Blog that I liked.  Their challenge is a sketch with a spin ... Think Spring!  Believe me, with all the nasty weather we've had this winter, spring is constantly on my mind these days.  And I had the perfect image for their challenge, too.  I used Meljen's Designs Swirly Daisy Pot on my card today.  Doesn't it make you think of spring?  I colored my image with copics and colored pencils and added some stickles to the center of the flowers.  I punched out a little butterfly and added some tiny pearls.  And then I tied some embroidery floss bows through my buttons and added those to my card.  A very clean and simple card.


Don't forget to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to check out Melissa's latest release.  You'll also find all the details about the latest card challenge.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 91  -  Inspired by Nature
Alota Rubber Stamps  -  Using Nestabilities #53
Charisma Cardz Week 7  -  Spring Has Sprung
Creative Cottage Challenge 33  -  Fabulous Flowers
Creative Inspirtions Challenge 99  -  Plain and Simple
Do You Stack Up Challenge 7  -  Dots
Dutch Dare DDCC100  -  Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Guylou's Inimitability  -  Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Challenge 43  -  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 4  -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  -  Putting on the Glitz
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #76  -  Use Green
The Sweet Stop SSS96  -  Sketch with a Spin

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs - Swirly Daisy Pot
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities,  buttons, StarDust stickles, floss, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pearls

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Challenge

Happy Thursday all!  Today I'm a Guest Designer over at the Craft Us Crazy Challenge.  Their challenge runs from today, February 17 through Wednesday, March 2.  Be sure to stop by their blog to get all the details and to see the fantastic projects by their Design Team.


Since their challenge is a "Winter" theme, I decided to use Penguin's Little Letter for my card today.  I colored my image with colored pencils and gamsol.  I used Glamour Dust on his hat and the snow.  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch for my border and added Glamour Dust and tiny pearls to the little snowflakes.  A little purple bow and some pearls in the corners and my card was finished.  I hope you find time to play along in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge.  Penguin's Little Letter is by Meljen's Designs and you can find all the Meljen's Designs images at Whimsy Stamps




Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Creative Craft World  -  Use a Square
Creative Inspirations Challenge 99  -  Plain & Simple
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 26  -  Use Your Favorite Coloring Medium
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 49  -  Make it Pretty
Papertake Weekly  -  Putting on the Glitz
Totally Stampalicious  -  Use Some Bling or Glitter
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 51  -  Pearls & Swirls

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps/Meljen's Designs - Penguin's Little Letter
Paper:  BoBunny; Bazzill
Other:  Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Martha Stewart border punch, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, ribbon, pearls

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simply Sassy Bella Bunting

         (Please scroll down to see my post for The Stamping Bazaar)

Good evening peeps!  I hope you had a wonderful day.  Only two more days until the weekend ... yeah!  I have another Simply Sassy card to share with you today.


This is Bella Bunting.  Isn't she just the cutest?  I know, I say that about all the Simply Sassy images but they are all just so adorable!  I thought I would follow Marlene's sketch over at the The Sugar Bowl this week.  I needed to cut my image out in order to get it to properly fit in this sketch.  Now, I don't know about you but cutting out my images makes me a little nervous.  After spending all that time coloring my image, I'm always afraid I'm going to cut off an important part of the image ... like an arm or a leg lol!  But I managed to get this one cut without harming this little cutie.


Bella Bunting is colored with copics and colored pencils.  My papers are by Crate Paper and I've used a doily on my cardstock.  I added some punched flowers, greenery and a little bow.  You can find Bella Bunting and all her Simply Sassy friends at Funky Kits.  And, you can find all kinds of Simply Sassy inspiration over at the Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Design Team Inspiration Blog.   

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge 9  -  Spring Flowers Everywhere
City Crafter Challenge Week 44  -  Cute Stuff Color Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenge 45  -  Use Pink
Do You Stack Up Challenge 6  -  Ribbons
Incy Wincy Challenge 81  -  Color Me Wonderful (copics and colored pencils)
Mami Doodles Challenge 20  -  Flower Card
My Time To Craft Challenge 28  -  Going Round in Circles
One Crazy Stamper February Challenge  -  Pink
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 49  -  Make it Pretty
Our Creative Corner  -  Cut it Out
Paper Sundaes Challenge 56  -  Pick Your Sundae Toppings (flowers & pink)
Simply Create Challenge 37  -  It's Bright in Here
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 53 -  Marlene's Sketch
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  -  Free and Easy

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Bella Bunting
Paper:  Crate Paper, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Doily, EK Success flower punches, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon

A Special Guest at The Stamping Bazaar

Good morning friends.  I was recently asked if I would be a special guest designer over at The Stamping Bazaar Challenge Blog this week.  Well, of course I said yes!



I used Susie with Pie on my card today.  She's the most adorable little kangaroo I've ever seen.  OK, so maybe I haven't seen a whole lot of kangaroos, but you've got to admit she's a real cutie.  I colored Susie with my copics and colored pencils.  I used my EK Success punches for the flowers and added a little pearl in each of them.  I used Martha Stewart punches for the border and also for the corner of the card.  The sentiment is from PTI.


Be sure you stop by The Stamping Bazaar Challenge Blog to find out all details about their challenge this week.  You can find Susie and all their other fantastic stamps in the The Stamping Bazaar Store

Thank you for stopping by.  Please stop by later today as I have another card I'll be posting.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
CES Challenge 23  -  Cute and Cuddly
Mami Doodles Challege 20  -  Flower Card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 49  -  Make it Pretty
Sir Stampalot February Challenge  -  All Creatures Great and Small
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 98  -  Lovin' From the Oven
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  -  Free and Easy

Stamps:  The Stamping Bazaar - Susie with Pie; PTI - Simple Little Things
Paper:  October Afternoon; Scenic Route; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart border punch, Martha Stewart branch punch, EK Success flower punches, pearls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anything But A Card

Happy Tuesday to all of you. Today is Totally Ladybug Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog. Our lovely Mary J chose the theme this week and she asked that we make anything but a card. I recently learned my niece is expecting her first baby so I decided to make a gift card holder so that I can give her a little something.  It's been a very long time but I can still remember how excited I was to start shopping for baby things. Well, I guess it hasn't been that long ago after all ... because I was just as bad about shopping for my first grandchild lol!


I used an image from the Baby Baby set for my gift card holder.  I colored the image with copics and colored pencils and used my Stardust pen on the zipper pull.  I cut out my image and matting layers with my Nestabilities.  I've included the dimensions in case you would like to make one of these holders.  They're super easy.


Cut your cardstock 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches and score at 3 1/2 and 7 inches.  Cut the last portion of the holder at an angle.  Decorate the holder as you like.  The belly band is 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  Wrap the belly band around the holder and adhere the ends.  If you are decorating with additional paper on the inside of the holder, wrap your belly band after all your paper layers have been adhered.  Be sure to leave a little "wiggle" room so the belly band isn't too tight.  I adhered my image over the overlapping ends of the belly band so that they're not seen.


                                                                                                            


Be sure to apply some adhesive along the bottom edge of the angle-cut portion so that it will adhere to the middle portion of the holder.  That way your gift card can't slip out of the bottom of the holder.                                                                         



Please stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog so you can check out all the amazing projects by the rest of the talented DT.  I hope you find time to play along in our challenge this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by.



I'm entering my gift card holder in these challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 139  -  Anything But a Card
Simon Says  -  Anything But a Card
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  -  Free and Easy

Stamp:  LCI - Baby Baby
Paper:  DCWV, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Stardust pen, Nestabilities 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cozy Little Chickadees

Hello Friends.  Yes, it's finally Friday.  That day of the week we all look so forward to.


I have a new card to share with you.  I used Meljen's Designs Cozy Little Chickadees on my card today and colored it with colored pencils and gamsol.  I added stickles to the snow and some Glossy Accents on the chickadee beaks.  I used the lace hearts border punch and added some ribbon and a bow.  A few pearls in the corners and my card was done.  A clean and simple card that didn't take a whole lot of time ... just what I needed lol!



Please be sure you stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to see the fantastic projects made by the DT this week, and check out the new challenge while you're there.  You can find Cozy Little Chickadees and all the other adorable Meljen's Designs stamps at Whimsy Stamps.  In case you didn't know, all of Meljen's Designs digi stamps are 20% off this weekend.  Here's the latest Meljen's Designs release.  Aren't they just the cutest?


Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Critter Sketch Challenge 51  -  Critter
Delightful Challenges  -  Get Punchy
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 46  -  Nature
Do You Stack Up Challenge 6  -  Ribbons 
ECP Challenge 31  -  Love
Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge 75  -  Signifies Love without Words
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 97  -  Hearts Gone Wild

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps Meljen's Designs  -  Cozy Little Chickadees
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Bazzill
Other:  Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Nestabilities, MS lace heart punch, StarDust stickles, pearls, ribbon

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Simply Sassy

Hello friends!  Today is my first post as a guest DT for the Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Design Team Inspiration Blog.     



I used Hippie Chick on my card today.  She was actually the very first Simply Sassy image I saw and I immediately fell in love with her.  I mean, how could you resist, right?  I used copics and colored pencils to color the image.  I added StarDust Stickles to some of the flowers in her hair and added tiny little pearls to the blue flowers in her hair.  I've used Glossy Accents on her lips but I don't think it really shows in the picture.  All of my papers are stitched and distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink.  I added some crocheted lace to my card and also used that to make a flower embellishment.  I added a pearl button to the flower and placed smaller pearls on my punched flowers and the butterfly.  You can find Hippie Chick and all of the gorgeous Simply Sassy stamps over at Funky Kits.



Thank you so much for stopping by today.


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 25  -  The World is Our Oyster
CCEE1105 Stampers Challenge  -  Use a Punch
Pear Tree Challenge 35  -  Free For All
Sew Many Challenges 42  -  Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 41  -  Self-Made Flowers

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy  -  Hippie Chick
Paper:  Graphic 45, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran D'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, pearl button, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, crocheted lace, EK Success flower punch, pearls, Glossy Accents, StarDust Stickles, Tea Dye Distress Ink

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks for stopping by today.  It's time to announce the winner of the Lovey Pup image that I used on this card.




I had my husband pick a number and ...

                                                  the winner is ... #20  Laura

Congratuations Laura!  Please contact me using the email address in my sidebar.  I would appreciate it if you would use the words Blog Hop Winner in the subject line when you email me.

If you participated in the blog hop last week, then be sure to go to the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to see if you were a winner there.  And there's still time to participate in our current challenge.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

It's a Totally Ladybug Tuesday which can only mean one thing ... we have a new challenge posted for you over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Hayley chose the challenge this week and the theme she asked us to use is ... Love is in the Air


I used Nikki and Ben Under the Mistletoe  for my card today.  I love it when I can use stamps for more than their intended purpose.  By simply masking off the mistletoe, this stamp makes a perfect image for a Valentine's Day card.  I used copics and colored pencils to color my image.  I added a little stickles to the flower on Nikki's hat and used my Stardust pen on Ben's watch for some sparkle.  I outlined my heart sentiment with Glamour Dust.  I used some white crocheted lace and a little red heart-shaped button to finish my card.


Please be sure you visit the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects the rest of the DT created.  I hope you find some time this week to play along with us in our challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 89  -  It Must Be Love Love Love
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 14  -  Valentine
CES Challenge 22  -  Red and Romance
Craft Challenge 88  -  In the Roll of a Die  (Hearts)
Crafts and Me Challenge  -  It's Red
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 39   -  Hearts
Crafty Pad Challenge 107  -  Love is in the Air
Craft purple Frog Challenge 8  -  Valentine's Day/Romance
Crazy 4 Challenges CFC73  -  Valentine
Creative Cowgirls Challenge 6  -  Love is in the Air
Creative Craft World  -  Love Card Challenge
Create4Fun Challenge Week 06  -  Sketch
Cupcake Challenge Cupcake 128  -  Seeing Red
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 97
Do You Stack Up Challenge 5  -  Red Hot!
ECP Challenge 31  -  Love
Fairy Fun Friday Challenge 45  -  For a Sweetheart
I Did it Creations Challenge 41  -  Love is in the Air
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 9  -  Romance/Valentine's Day
Ooh La la Creations Challenge 73  -  For Someone Special
Paper Playtime Challenge 37  -  Use Cupid or Hearts
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 46  -  Hearts a Flutter
Sarah Hurley Challenge 27  -  Diecuts
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 21  -  Red, red, red
Simply Create Challenge 36  -  Give Your Heart Away
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge 3  -  Valentine's Day
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 97  -  Hearts Gone Wild
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  -  Give Us Your Heart
Wild Orchid Challenge 16  -  Love is

Stamps:  LCI - Nikki and Ben Under the Mistletoe; PTI - Simple Little Things
Paper:  BoBunny; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran D'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Stardust pen, Nestabilities, Glamour Dust, lace, button, Stardust stickles

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Reminder

I just wanted to remind you that the Meljen's Designs Lots-o-Lovin Blog Hop ends tomorrow, Feburary 8, at 8 pm eastern time.  You can find all the details in my post here.  I'll be announcing the random winner of the Meljen's Designs Lovey Pup image here on my blog Wednesday, February 9.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Longing Tilda

Happy Sunday to all of you.  I hope you're staying nice and warm wherever you are.  It snowed yesterday and it looks like we may get more snow tomorrow ... enough already!  We've really had a lot of snow this winter and I'm done with it, lol.  I decided to stay in and catch up on my card-making since the weather was nasty.


I colored Longing Tilda with my prismacolor pencils and added some Glamour Dust around my image.  I added a bow and some chocolate pearls to finish my card.  Very clean and simple. 


I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Thank you for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 25  -  The World is Our Oyster
Belli Challenge 110  -  Jewelry
Just Magnolia and HAnglar STanglar Week 92  -  Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  -  Glitter Challenge
Paper Play Week 5  -  Stamp it Out
Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges 42  -  Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious  -  No Occasion

Stamp:  Magnolia Longing Tilda
Paper:  Fancy Pants; Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, ribbon, pearls, Glamour Dust, flower punch

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meljen's Designs Lots-O-Lovin' Blog Hop


Hello and thank you for stopping by for the party.  The hop starts today, February 3 at 8:00 am eastern time and ends February 8 at 8:00 pm eastern time.  So, what are we celebrating?  Well, Meljen's Design Team has added 3 lovely new team members ... yay!  The new designers are Candace, Darsie, and Robbie and you'll get to see their amazing work when you stop by their blogs.

If  you've arrived here from the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog,  then you're in the right place.  If not, then go there to start the blog hop.

And what are the prizes you can win on this blog hop, you ask?  Well, there's One Grand Prize of four digis of the winner's choice.  You have to complete the entire blog hop and leave some love on each of the Design Team member's blogs in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  Be sure you finish your hop at the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog for this prize.

You can also win a prize just by leaving a comment on my blog.  I will be giving away a Lovey Pup (see below) image to one lucky random winner ... so you have more chances of winning in this hop!  The other dt members are also giving away an image on their blogs.   


I used Lovey Pup on my card today.  He's so cute, who wouldn't love receiving a card with this adorable puppy?  I used my copics and colored pencils and added a little stickles to some of the hearts.  I added a doily and  used my Martha Stewart lace heart punch for the border.  A bow with a little button finished it off.


In case you get lost along the way here's the order of the blog hop:

Anita   -  you're here
Audrey
Candace
Cheryl
Darsie
Dee
Dianna
Jessica
Lauretta
Lisa
LisaM (guest dt)
Marlena
Melissa
Nicole
Robbie
Sandy
Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog

Now don't forget we also have a new challenge for you over at Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  And here's a peak at Melissa's latest release which can be found over at Whimsy Stamps.


Don't forget to leave a comment.  I will be announcing the random winner of Lovey Pup here on my blog on February 9 at 10:00 am eastern time.  So your next stop on this hop is Audrey's blog.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge 8  -  Love is in the Air
City Crafter Challenge Week 42  -  All You Need Is Love
Corrosive Challenge 101  -  Button It Up
Creatalicious Challenge 18  -  Ribbon and Lace
Creative Craft World  -  Love Card Challenge
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 150  -  Banish the Blues
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 45  -  Valentine
Mami Doodles Challenge 19  -  The Magic of Love
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 3  -  Love is in the Air
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 46  -  Hearts A Flutter
Simon Says  -  Love is in the Air
Simply Create 36  -  Give Your Heart Away
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 40  -  Valentine Card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge 10  -  Be My Valentine

Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps Meljen's Designs - Lovey Pup; Inky Antics (sentiment)
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Star Dust pen, doily, Star Dust stickles, nestabilities, MS lace heart punch, ribbon, button, floss

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday

Happy Tuesday to all of you.  We have a new challenge for you over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink Totally Ladybug Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Pinky chose the theme this week and she asked that we make a card for a child.




I used Football Jack for my card today.  Yes, for those of us on this side of the big pond, we would call this Soccer Jack.  But Ladybug Crafts Ink is in Scotland and so this is Football Jack.  Isn't he a cutie?  My 5 year old grandson plays soccer so this image reminds me of him.  Of course, I use the word "plays" loosely.  At 5 years old, I think they are there more to socialize with their friends, get a treat when the game is over, and collect a trophy at the end of the season lol!



Anyway, enough blabbering, I used my copics and colored pencils to color Jack.  I used my Basic Grey Max and Whiskers paper for this card ... yes, another pad I've been hoarding ... but I am getting better at using my papers, I promise!  Since this card is for a boy, I've kept my embellishments to a minimum.  That's so hard for me because I love the glitter, ribbon, flowers and all the glitz!  So anyway, just a button with a little twine bow for an embellishment.  For my layout, I used a sketch I saw over on the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog awhile back.  I really liked this layout, especially for a male card.  I have a hard time with cards for boys and men, so it was nice to have a starting point for this card.

Be sure you stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to check out the beautiful work by my Ladybug teamies.  I hope you find the time to enter our challenge this week. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge 101  -  Button It Up
Crafty Pad Challenge 106  -  Something for the Boys
Creative Inspirations Challenge 96  -  Buttons and Bows
Do You Stack Up Challenge 4  -  Patterned Paper
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 45  -  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday  -  Whatevah
The Crazy Challenge CCH52  -  Happy Birthday To Us
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 51  - One for the Kiddies

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink  -  Football Jack and Sentimental Numbers
Paper:  Basic Grey Max and Whiskers; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran D'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Button, Twine