Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rain, Rain and a "little Snow"

Sorry this was Saturday.. I was late posting :0)

Wow it has been  two days of some "wet" weather her in my part of "Sunny So. Cali"..It rained "all" night long last night, and today we got "Snow". So this what inspired me to pull out my much "Love" C.C. "Honey with Umbrella". I got her from "All That Scraps"   She is absolutely Gorgeous and thought would be great for a day like today when we just sat around in our PJ's and looked out the window. (even my oldest daughter came in to color with me.. Her very first time I must added We had a good time and I think she kinda liked it. :0) I colored Honey's hair and skin and her little dress under neath her rain coat with my Prisma and OMS. If you look at the rain you can see that I added some "Stickles". It really added some sparkles to my raindrops ( love it hehehehe). and you know my motto of never!! too much "bling"  :0) I added some blue rhinestone's with my I-Rock.
This Week's Challenge over the All That Scraps challenge blog is a really cute and easy sketch soo I wanted to make sure I played along.
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I actually combined two different digi's ( yes Honey is a digi )  She is plane. So she does not come with the rain or the splash. the other is the "scene" the raindrops and "splash"; is from another set I just wanted to show the actual rain. (I used "Serif Photo plus2 to combine my two.) Printed her on to White Card stock from PTI and then a second time on my paper pack from imaginisce so that I could "paper piece her out fit including her boots and Umbrella. ( She is just Purfecttttt for "paper piecing). I then cut her out with my Large scallop "Oval" Nesti... My Card stock is from PTI. I made my flower with my small EKsuccess flower punch. Sentiment is also from the Rain stamp set. I just love my Ribbon it is a Beautiful Gold shimmer Ribbon that I got in a "gift pack" Yes most is the gift is from one gift pack.. It was a HUGE and Awesome box of goodies that I received). Then I used pop dots to pop everything up.

This is the Inside of my Card. I had to use this Beautiful Sentiment from Paulette over at Create With TLC. I just have to Say thank you each and every time..Paulette ALWAYS has the perfect for what ever your card needs may be.
Here are two picks from our "weather" today.. We loved it!!!!

It is over now.. But was Soo Beautiful for the short time we had it.

Challenges
Allsorts- Make your own flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow-Inside & Out
Alphabet Challenges- Q for quotes/sentiments
Some Odd Girls-Hand made elements
ABC Challenge- O is over "Oval"

Hugs & Happy Scrapping,


Friday, February 25, 2011

Customer Blog Hop with Claudia & Co.

Happy Friday everyone. Wow what a great Friday. I am soo excited to be in my first Customer Blog hop with Claudia & Co. This is a first for Claudia too; as a way of saying thank you to her customers, she is hosting this awesome "customer blog" hop. and when I saw it posted on her blog I knew that had to enter it. As I am HUGE fan of Claudia and Co. and it is where I by most of my Designer paper packs. ( I LOVE the sample packs. Now if you have arrived her from "Sugarstamper" (Beverley) then you are on the right track. If you just got here thru my post then you want to make sure that you start from the beginning soo that you don't miss a thing.



For my card to day I used the super cute "fashionista" Ms. Ella her self from the Puddle Jumpers. ( Love using any of Lori Boyd's images.). I colored her with my Prisma and OMS and my Sakura gell pen ( don't you LOVE her shoes.. and do you see the stickles on her "socks" and scarf ( she loves to "bling" up her wardrobe.hehehe.
Your next stop on the list is Joy. And the list is below in case you get lost along they way.Be sure and leave a comment on each of today’s fabulous posts, to be eligible for the prizes that are up for grabs! You'll have until Monday, February 28, 12pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on March 1, during their Release Day Showcase


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Happy Scrapping,



Challenges:
Do You Stack Up- Any Thing Goes
Guylou's Inimitability- Any Thing Goes
The OutLawz- Punches

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Little Birdie and a Tree


Hi everyone I have a card to share with your for this week's challenge over at Delightful Inspiration. I am always in "ahh" of Faith and her creations. This is the week's freebie that we all got for playing along with last week's freebie  ( I don't know about you.. but I sure do love freebies.. hehehe.


I just loved this little image. and knew that it had to be "paper pieced". so that's what I did. I use two different DP. (one for the tree and one for the Branch and the other for the trunk) paper is from K&Co. Even the little birdie got paper pieced. when I printed "her" little pattern was perfect so I just left her as is. I colored the grass with my Prisma and OMS.

 My card is a 4x4. Card stock is PTI, Ribbon ( I got it from Big Lots sometime last year"Bobbin", Flowers and Butterfly I cut out with my small EKsucces punch and YES!! had to sneak in a little bling in somewhere.. ( used my I-Rock for that. Sentiment is from a stamp set that I received from a "Win"-Our Craft Lounge.I used both glue dots and pop dots.
Challenges:
Forgotten Stamps- Flowers/ Spring
Top Tip Tuesday- Bling in on :0)
Creative Craft World- use a Square

Happy Scrapping,


Thursday Challenge Time at ByLoriDesigns


Hello everyone I am here with another challenge for "ByLoriDesigns". I am soo not feeling like my self for the past few days. Two of my kids pointed out that I was not in my "craft space" at all yesterday (actually I was off and on but just could not get my "mojo" up to do anything :0(. 
I have had a cold for the last few days but now I think it may be turning into something else ( like the flu or my Asthma is getting ready to act up on me "again" :0(..
I started on this project several weeks ago, but never got around to finishing it.. So when everyone in the house (well my DH, my youngest and then me) started with the sneezing and runny nose.I thought it would be the perfect time to finish my "Decorative Tissue Box"

Now this started out as a challenge for a totally different one than this ( like I said I started this like 3 weeks ago maybe 1 "month". I got as far as the base and just left it at that. So when I began thinking about what I wanted to do for Challenge #6 ,I was reaching out for some tissue.. hehehe and it just hit me; and this is what I came up with. You all know that I love to challenge my self with trying something new, and this one was really fun and very easy to do. All you really need is a box of tissue ( the square kind is what I used for this one.. I found the tutorial Here, if you would like to know how to make it.
When I saw "Presley" from the "Lollipop" set I knew that she would be perfect for the front of my "tissue box" she looks soo cute and cozy  in her "nightgown, bunny slippers and her little BFF to boot :0)
I colored her with my Prisma and OMS. and for her ribbon I used my Sakura gell pen and added a little "bling" with my I-Rock ( you know I had to right hehehe. .
So now I have her sitting on my little side desk; right next to me and my little one has to or needs to use a "tissue" just about every 5 mins now.. She loves to slide the cover on and off the box. I think I might have to make one for the living room or her room so that she can leave mine alone. 

Challenges:
Little Claire's- Any thing Goes
Catch The Bug- Get Well
2 Sisters- Embossing
I did it Creations- Any Thing Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- Flowers, ribbon, brads

Happy Scrapping,



Monday, February 21, 2011

Hearts & Kisses


>>>Sorry I had to Edit this: I had the Wrong link attached for my Challenges and had to change :o(

Just when you thought it was all done with Hearts and Kisses.. I have one that I believe should be my last "valentine" theme card. (until I find another challenge that I love. Plus we can never have too much now can we?? :0)
Please say hello to "Curtsy Kaylee" from SOG. It has been at least a week since my last SOG.. Say it ain't soo. The theme for this week challenge is "HEARTS" and lots and lots of it.


Don't you just love her.. She was one of the "original" images that Kristy introduce a  year ago with the launch of SOG. and now she is going to be "retiring' REAL SOON and to celebrate her and several others Kristy is having a HUGE sale BUT it's only for a limited time.. So if you want some of these "gorgeous" little stamps you better check out the store.
I just love her little skirt and the way she is curtsying in it . I colored with my Prisma and OMS; and use my sakura gell pen for her heart and barrettes. and of course added a little "stickle" to he base of her skirt and around her socks. ( I Love those tube socks I remember when we use to ware them all the time.


I was soo Happy to be able to use more of my "simply gorgeous" Nikki Sivils "Sugar Cookies" paper. I can use it over and over again ( and pretty sure that I will again soon!! hehehe. Card stock is PTI, I used my Nesti Label 1 to cut out the frames. The sentiment is from BLD it just fit soo well with this card I had to use it. I used my white gell pen to decorate my edges and boarders. ( I Love that technique, And yes I got it from an amazing blog that I follow :0). My little heart brad is from Target, and the "xoxo" boarder is my K & Co. paper ribbon, and pop dots to pop everything up.
Hanna & Friends Sketch#82
Color Create- Chocolate, Strawberry & Cream
I did It Creations- Any Thing Goes
Scrappy Frogs- Love is n the air
Crazy 4 Challenge- Use a Die cut

Happy Scrapping,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cowboy In Training


Hi everyone.  How was your Saturday,I hop you got some crafting done or at least spent they day taken some time for your self. I made another "Masculine/boy" card today and wanted to share it with you all. I have joined the group. " The OutLawz" and  I just love them they are soo many groups for just about everyone. The one that I am crazy about is my "Prisma and Other Mediums" This group is where we share our love for colored pencils, water colors, chalk and so long. NO Copics or Pro Markers. ( They All so have a group just for them too :0)))
All week long they are having a party with lots of challenges, prizes and giveaway, and I believe with over 20 different chances to win (make sure you check them out).

For the group PMO the theme for this week is "Any Thing Goes and Western (optional). Now I thought that I had nothing "Western", But see what happens when we look thru our "endless stash of Awesome digi!!!! We might just find what we are looking for. This little future Western Ryder is "Cowboy In Training" from Bug a boo stamps. I got him as a "Friday Freebie" and have never used him; So I knew that he would be

I colored him up with Prisma and OMS. My card stock is Kraft from PTI, The DP is TPC Studio (School days) from Michael's, I cut the "star" out with my Cricut, and added two brads to make it look like a "Sheriff badge" Buttons from stash and lasso is MS bakers twine.  The bingo card was a freebie that you can find Here. It was really fun and easy to use and I just love how it looks with the card. The sentiment is from the stamp set. I cut out with a circle punch and added some Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo distress ink all over. and popped everything up with pop dots.
Challenges:
Easy Craft Projects- Something for the Boys
Digi Doodle shop Best- Any Thing Goes Time
Dude Time Doodle- Inspirational
Claudia & Co.- About a Boy

Happy Scrapping,


Friday, February 18, 2011

My Hero- Super!!


Happy Friday everyone another week be hind us. I know that my kids are looking forward to a nice 3 day weekend. I am a little under the "weather" today, we are passing around not only our love but also a nasty cold to each other in my house and I have just been "tagged". with it, :0)
I want to share with you my card today featuring my "Blog Candy" win from a week or so ago, that I received from Lisa over at "The Crafts Meaow" (Thank you Lisa I hope you like it:0)))). Say hello to my newest "super Hero LUKA; from La La Land  Crafts He is in Rubber ( remember I said in my last Post with MARCI ( I totally missed spelled her name the last time.) they come in both Rubber and Digi. I stamped him on White card stock from PTI with my Memento Tuxedo Black. Is he just not the cutest little guy. I know that he reminds us ALL of your sons when they were this age. I can still remember my youngest Jordan running around the house with a blanket tied around his neck and he was off the "save the world" hehehe


I hear it from a lot of crafters that it is some time very difficult to do a "masculine" card, We never want to make it look too girly or not masculine enough an still be something we ahh over. and it was no different for me. I knew how I wanted him colored, ( Prisma and OMS) but after I could not thing of or saw in my stash any DP that would work for him.


This is what I finally came up with. I did not use any DP or pattern paper. Card stocks are from Recollections (Michael's). Ribbon (which is Blue and I think Masculine has I have. is from Wal-mart. I will say it again they have some very cute Ribbons for great prices. I found the little sentiments and logo behind him as "clip art" on the Internet. (They were like the saying from the TV show Batman & Robin. I just re sized them, printed and cut them out. The stickers are form my stash and I just added some white gell pen (not too crazy about it know that I am looking,
Challenges:
All That Scraps- For the Guys
7 Kids college fund- make it Square
Crafty Catz- One for the Boys
Frosted Designs- Friday Challenge No Pattern paper
Raise the Bar-Childhood Character
Simply Create- Bold and Bright

Happy Scrapping,



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Challenge with ByLori Designs


Hi everyone Ok today is my "first" official challenge post for ByLoriDesigns and this week is a color challenge. I love color challenges, It shows me colors that I might not have thought of putting together, But when I do I think that it really helps with getting my "mojo" kick started.. hehehehe


For my card today I used my sweet litte Evie from the "Bug & Roo collection I loved her the minute I saw her. You all know that I have a thing about the "hair" ;0))) and boy does Evie have some Fabulous hair.
I colored her with my Prisma and OMS and added my "stickles" to her little bow to give her some sparkle. I called my self decorating her "thights' I think I can do better next time :0) and her shoes where colored with my "sakura" gell pen.

Card stock is from PTI, Ribbon ( I just LOVE IT Purple Power.hehehe was from Wal-mart. My DP is from Target. That cute little Ribbon belt/hook was in my stash of items that I thought I would not ever use or even if I knew how to use it.. So when I saw the sketch I knew that I would have a chance to use it. Sentiment is from PTI and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Now Please Please make your way over to the challenge blog and see what the other DT ( our names are the "Lolly Pop Girls" .LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTT!!! and see some of there Amazing projects that they have created and while you are there might as well join in on the fun of this week's challenge.
I hope to be visiting lots of your blogs this week.

Challenges:
Sketch & Stash- # 55Sketch 
Lollipop Crafts- Favorite Medium ( Prisma and OMS of course :0)))

Hugs



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hearts of Sparkles


I want to share a quick post show casing my card for this week's challenge over at Delightful Inspiration. This little "cutie pie" is Kaela from the "Spring Kaela" set was offered to us at an incredible price along with her "spring bouquet" which was the freebie. When I see the coupon that Faith had given just for those who followed in last week's challenge I knew that I had to have her to play with.


Along with this challenge the DT at Card Ideas also have a challenge with using Kaela ( or any other, But you do get an extra entry for using any D2D images. The theme is this week is "Traditional Valentine", We are to show lots of "RED and PINKS and Hearts and sparkle and glitter, basically just go crazy with your valentine . So that's just what I did,, hehehe. I put Kaela in this cute little "red number" added lost of sparkles with my Stickles and Sakura gell Pen. I love her hair and just did a little more coloring and blending because I wanted to look really curly. I cut her out with my Oval reg and scallop Nesti and added some dimensions with my white gell pen.


Card stock PTI, DP is more of my "Target paper", I also got that little brad from target to, it cordonates with this paper. The Hearts are from Jolee's (Wal-mart), Ribbon is from Michael's and added pop dots to pop everything up

Challenges:
I Did it Creations- Bling it up

Happy Scrapping,

Live Your Bliss


Hi everyone.. Wow Wednesday already it is going by too fast. I was bragging about our beautiful Sunny skies a few days ago.. But today is a "lot" different. Soo very cold and a little rainy. (not complaining too much we are due for some good sprinkle right about now.)
I want to share my card showing sweet little "Sitting Merci" is she just not so "gorgeous" those lips, cheeks, face, and that Beautiful wavy curly hair. I could go on and on.. hehehehe I have been oohing over these little beauties  from  La La Land Crafts   since last Dec. I love them soo and finally decided to pick one up, because these stamps come in both digi and rubber, I was able to get her in digi. I colored Merci whit my Prisma and OMS. I love coloring her hair. Added stickles to her shirt and headband.



The second part of my post is showing my "loveseat" I got this digi from "Guylou's Inimitability" This is soo perfect for your "sitting digi's or rubber stamp". I love it because you can size it to fit what ever size or challenge that you want. I printed it out twice once regular and the other on this cute pattern paper that I have had in my stash for quite a


I wanted to make this card very simple as to keep my images as my focal point. I ran the card stock thru my "cuttlebug.  I used my  EKsucces punch for the boarder and the paper flower was just some embellishment from a scrap pack that I have. The sentiment is from PTI and stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Added some pop dot to make everything pop.

Challenges:
The Sweetest thing- Sunday Sketch 104
The Pixie Cottage #57 Embossing 
Pile it on- Show your Plaid

Happy Scrapping,



Monday, February 14, 2011

Teacher's Valentine Treats with EDPD


Happy Valentine Day everyone. I want to just jump into my post. I was wondering what I was going to make for my kids teachers for Valentine. I only have to make Valentine for my younger two.. But they have Two Teachers each so that's a total of 6 gifts that I had to make. My oldest Daughter was going through my closet and said " Mom what  R you going to do with these Mail boxes that you bought but never used". And there was my Project for my "Teachers Gifts". Last Year on Robins " My Pink Stamper" (you guys know I love her & got the pleasure of meeting her at CHA Last year not this one :) Posted a video of how she "altered these mail box with her EDPD. and I just loved them. She is also having a challenge on her "blog" this week to use the color "black" with any other color. So this one will be my "entry" into the challenge The mailboxes are from Target in the $1.00 section. I must have picked up about a dozen of them last year. But never got up the nerves to try, so they have been sitting in my closet for a "year" my DH was soo happy because I had lessen my "clutter" ( as he calls it.. hehehehe.

These where soo easy and soo quick to make. The longest part for Me at least was just getting my dolls together. ( you know they had to look their best for Valentine "0). Once I did that everything else was just a snap to put together.  What is even better was that I got to use up a lot of my Valentine paper that I had, Remember I said that I also bought the paper pack from Target too. Being 12x12 I cut them in half and usually only use one half. But with this I was able to use a lot of them up too along with just my "scraps" to cut out her shoes and tops. or bottoms. 

When my DD saw that I had made them she.. "Needed me to make 2 more for her friends". SO there you have it a total of 6 and you can see they all all different. So everyone can say that they have a "one of a kind"
My DP was cut at 3 7/8 by 12. and my ATG gun and just wrapped around it and closed at the bottom. I also used different ribbon or lace ribbon paper to decorate. For my white one The paper was just soo Gorgeous I did not add anything extra to it.

As you can see that it's just for more that candy. This T-Shirt was an easy fit. ( do you Love the little stamp on top of the mail flag. It has those little springs on them so they actually "wobble" I hope you enjoyed what you saw and that it was NOT too much  ( I don't want to "overwhelm' but I also wanted to make sure that  you didn't miss a thing.

Challenges:
One Stitch at a Time- Make it Pretty
PaperWorks- Hearts/Valentine
Fussy & Fancy Friday- Sweet Treats-eatables

Happy Scrapping,


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