Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Silhouette Giveaway on the Create Blog!!

Just popping in to let you all know that the nice people over at Northridge Publishing are giving away a Silhouette Portrait prize pack on the Create Blog!  I can't think of anyone that wouldn't want to own one of these babies!   ***Leaving comments on this post does NOT enter you to win!!!***  Please click the link above that says Create Blog!  Thanks!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

WOW, 3 posts in one day!  I'll make this quick!!!

Made this card for Lawnscaping's Fall Blog Hop, sponsored by Ellen Hutson and Lawn Fawn.  Here's the gorgeous inspirational photo!!!  Really made me kick myself that I don't own a pumpkin stamp!


sorry for the crappy pic.. ran out of time before work!!!!!

So, I went with flowers and tried to match the colors & wood texture.  The woodgrain paper is from Simple Stories's Harvest Lane collection.  The vase for the flowers is actually the dressform from the Sew Lovely set, and the flowers and leaves are of course from Flutter By :)

Thank you for visiting, I'll probably be back tomorrow with more cards for WCMD challenges :)  And I still have blog candy that I haven't posted (hint: it's one of the stamp sets I used on this card!).  See you soon ~

Hostess with the Mostess Project #2

Ok, made it in time!  Here's my card for Tamara's challenge, since I didn't really have any ghosts in my stash, I just drew a quick little guy on some sticky back canvas, gave him a mouth with black enamel accents and googly eyes :)  Thanks for a great week Tamara, loved all the inspiration, prizes & humor :)!!!

Ghostess with the Mostess Challenge!

Hello friends!  Hope everyone had a fabulous World Cardmaking Day!  My daughter and I created several projects for various challenges, wish I had more time but with working the afternoon shift I have to leave at 2pm :(  So yeah, didn't finish as much as I would have liked.  However, this project  was created for Tamara Tripodi's "Ghostess with the Mostess Challenge".  It's part of her "FA-BOO-LOUS" Halloween Inspiration Week!

I just recently found her blog - if you don't know of her, I would highly recommend stopping by her blog here.  She is HILARIOUS and so creative :)  Love her work!  She's accepting entries to this challenge until midnight tonight, October 7th, all you have to do is create ANYTHING with a ghost!

Emily (my 5 year old) and I had lots of fun making this Halloween door hanging with some of the gorgeous October Afternoon Witch Hazel products!  I ripped apart the box they came in, painted the corrugated cardboard with some vintage white acrylic paint, and then we had a blast adding stickers, cutting out leaves & the sweet little ghosties, inking, etc.  I couldn't get a good picture for some reason, but the trim on the bottom is a really pretty purple "Bloomer" from Webster's Pages.. much better looking in person!  Looks black here :(  And then we finished it off with some gorgeous ombre green ribbon!!  Wish I could remember where I got it, sorry about that!!  Comes in all colors and it's faboolous ;)

I might have time to post another card I made for this challenge later.  Thanks for stopping by, have a FABOOLOUS day my peeps!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

One more ;)

Here's my second card made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Tape It Up" challenge :)  More Mischievous products used and some Artisan Tape from Pink Paislee!  TFL


Afternoon friends!!  Hope all is well with everyone :)  I am enjoying a rare few hours of silence and crafting!  Grandma has the little one out for a Sunday drive so I can craft a bit before work :)

Last Halloween (or was it two years ago??) I fell in love with the "Mischievous" collection from My Mind's Eye.  The teal colors was what truly did it, but I love the adorable owls, pumpkins and dolls too.  Finally just now getting around to making something with them!!!  Horrible, I know.  Anyway, I'll be entering this card in this week's "Tape It Up" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Vintage Challenge Blog!  The challenge was to use washi tape, which I did under the ombre ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in and have a happy Sunday!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cards for STAMPtember!!!

Happy STAMPtember everyone!  Hope you've all had the chance to get over to Simon Says Stamp's blog to participate in this month's festivities!  Lots of challenges, prizes, and tons of inspiration!  What could be better????

I've made a few random cards for the challenge - mostly playing around with embossing (my fave technique!).  The last card (butterflies) even uses some washi tape that is not required but is one of the feature challenges.


Another FAB Giveaway from Kathy!!!


The incredibly talented Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is over on Simon Says Stamp today as a special guest for Stamptember!!!!  Go check out her cool new technique with Copics and Mini Misters!  When you're done with that, stop by her blog (link above) for an awesome giveaway opportunity!  Good luck!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rita's 500th post countdown with CANDY!

Hey friends~!  

Check out this amazing blog candy I found on Rita Barakat's blog today!!!!  Isn't she generous??  Click HERE to go to her blog and enter to win :)  Good Luck!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Giveaway Friday on Create's Blog

Hello friends!!!  Hope you are all enjoying the end of summer, we sure are!  And now the excitement of getting ready for kindergarten!!  Such a huge range of emotions for me - happy, scared, anxious, excited, sad.... I know I will be happy when she's settled into a school routine and we know what to expect.
For now,  I've been squeezing in a bit of crafting here and there, just need to take pictures!  And I have a couple stamps to giveaway, hopefully I will get that posted tomorrow :)  For now, here's this week's giveaway on the Create Blog.  Follow the link to their site to enter to win the entire Glue Dot's line!!!!!!  See you soon :)

Receive an extensive supply of Glue Dots, ranging from the smallest Micro Glue Dots® to the new XXL Glue Dots®! Today’s package includes adhesive that is great for small embellishments, as well as perfect for metal, wood and other materials or large objects. Find some inspiring Fall projects using Glue Dots below! Glue Dots adhesives are acid-free, lignin-free and non-toxic. This giveaway has a value of over $40 and includes almost the entire Glue Dots craft line!
Glue Dots Prize Package Includes:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Giveaway Friday on Create's blog!

Howdy friends!!  So how are you?  Summer activities winding down?  My family and I are enjoying a beautiful extended weekend up north and it's so relaxing and peaceful!  Brought my scrap supplies up here, and I'm about to start finishing up my projects for a blog hop I'm participating in.  It should be going live on Sunday the 19th so be sure to stop back by for loads of inspiration and prizes!!!

While I'm here, Giveaway Friday is going on at Create's blog and this week's giveaway is a goody!!  Click the link below to be taken to the site where you can enter to win this fab new collection from Basic Grey!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ingvild Bolme's Win a Mountain of Prima!!!!

Hi peeps!

Popping in to share Ingvild Bolme's blog candy in celebration of her beautiful NEW blog design!!!  It's so gorgeous, just like her layouts!!!!!  For a chance to win her beautiful blog candy pictured below, go see her new blog design  RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!

Have a great night all!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Webster's Pages products and a giveaway!

Have you seen these new goodies from the amazing Webster's Pages???  Aren't they cute??!!  Follow the link to learn how you can win them!  CLICK HERE!  Toodles ;)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giveaway: Plain Jane and Glimmer Gabbie Goodies

Hello bloggers!!!!!  Just found another amazing giveaway :) 

On the Tattered Angels blog, follow the link below to find out how to win $200 in goodies!!!

giveaway: plain jane and glimmer gabbie goodies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Co-worker Birthday Card

Hi friends,

Quick card I made for a co-workers birthday today.  I'm trying desperately to get my mojo back, and the first step was to clean up my disaster of a work space, and then just diving right in!  Using sketches like the one below from Love My Tapes is a great first step also :)

I'll be entering this card into the Love My Tapes June card challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog's "Sporty or Patriotic" challenge... I figured the red/white/kind of teal-blue along with stars and gingham stripes would work!

Thanks for stopping by and just a reminder I have a blog candy going until next week - click HERE to leave a comment and be entered.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time for Candy!!!

Hello friends!

I did a little spring cleaning a while back and have put together some candy that I hope someone will like.  The first pic is the whole lot, the next 3 are just close ups.  (I think if you click on each pic it will give you a larger view).  It is mostly stickers, some canvas embellishments, border die cuts, and a 12x12 of white chipboard shapes that you can't really see in the pic but it's there!)

 Leave a comment if you are interested, and I will draw a winner Monday July 2nd.

You do not have to be a follower unless you want to, and international entries are welcome!!!  (At first I was going to do just U.S., but I think I can handle the postage).  So good luck everyone!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

GREAT cause and Giveaway from Downy!

Good morning friends!

Just wanted to share something with you since it's for such a great cause :)  If you follow this link, it will take you to Tip Junkie's blog (a FABULOUS crafting site FULL of inspiring projects, trust me you wont be disappointed) where they are hosting a giveaway with Downy for a $150 gift card to JoAnn's.  It's all to support the Downy "Touch of Comfort" program that is making quilts for kids in the hospital !  I just entered by leaving a comment at THIS link, and then you can tweet, and like their FB pages for extra bonus entries.  
***Posting this was not a requirement, and by sharing with you I lessen my chances of winning!!!!! But I couldn't resist for such a sweet cause*** :)

Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend to everyone here in the states!  My family sends it's thoughts,prayers, thank you's and well wishes to everyone serving or that has served and sacrificed for the BEST country on Earth!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gallery Idol 2012 is wrapping up!!!!

HURRY and get those cards in ladies!!!!!  This is my second, hoping to make 5 total for the Paper Crafts Connection "Gallery Idol 2012" competition.  The theme this time around is Encouragement cards.  I am kind of limited on my encouragement sentiments, so I found a font I liked and printed it onto cardstock straight from the computer!  It kind of got a bit faded after embossing with my Texture Boutique machine, but I think it should be ok. ( I hope!)  The toile paper is from Glitz Designs "Pretty In Pink" collection, the gray patterned tape on the bottom is from Pink Paislee, and the lovely canvas flower is from the incomparable Maya Road.

Have a great day...we're having some pretty nice weather here in Michigan.  Hope you are too!  TFL

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Believe In Your Dreams

Hello friends :)

Just sharing a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge - this week it's to use embossing - heat or dry.

I heat embossed the Chevron Backdrops stamp and the sentiment which is from the Flutter By set :)  Papers are from October Afternoon's 5 & Dime collection and the 3D flower sticker is from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe.  Thanks for popping in!!

Kathy (The Daily Marker) is having a card kit GIVEAWAY!!

Hello Friends! 
Just popping in to share that Kathy Racoosin of "The Daily Marker" blog is having a giveaway!  If you click here, you will be taken to the post where you need to comment to win the June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit !  It's gorgeous, isn't it??  :) 

Have a great day and good luck!

Friday, May 11, 2012

3 designers, 1 stamp set: Mini Blog Hop

Isn't Marie's card the cutest card ever??!!!!

Please check out Marie Forberg's blog to see more details on her card, and check out her mini blog hop for your chance to win a LF stamp set!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

SCT's NSD Roundin' a Corner Challenge

Morning peeps!  Just a quick card to share that I made using bits and pieces that were on my desk!  I always feel so good to use up some of the MOUNDS of doo-dads I have cut out and forgot ;)  
Entering this into the Scrapbook & Cards Today NSD challenge from Virginia Nebel.  The challenge was to just make a card with rounded corners.  Super easy.  If you're interested in linking up a card, you have until 6pm EST tonight!  Here's the link :

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Webster's Pages New Collection - "Girl Land"

Hi everyone!  Websters Pages is releasing their new collection called "Girl Land"!  I think it is one of their prettiest in a long time!  And in order to be in the running to win the entire collection, I will be posting about it through Thursday!  So if you are interested in winning it, go here:

Good Luck!

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Scrapbook Page!!!

Hi friends!  I have been making cards for so long, I thought I forgot how to make a scrapbook layout!  I found out yesterday that I *can* still make them!  For what seems like a year, I've sat down with the intention of making a LO, and my mind just absolutely blanks!  For this page though, I forced myself to work through it, and it really helped that I used the sketch for this week from the Sketch Inspiration site.

So here's the page.

The pictures are of my sister's Great Dane, Zeus, and her niece (my daughter) Emily sharing a sweet smooch :) It really is true what they say about Danes, they are gentle giants!!

And here's Sketch 318:
Sketch 318
Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope your day is filled with scrappy alone time ;) 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Lawn Fawn Card - Sending Love Your Way

Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you a cute card I made with my absolute favorite stamps in the world - LAWN FAWN!!!!!  The adorable postcard and sentiment are from the new "You've Got Mail" set, and the critters are from "Critters In the Snow" set.  It's hard to see on camera, but the trees and critters are pop dotted for extra dimension.  The Bear was colored with 2 shades of brown Copics (I really could use a class in coloring, I'm horrible at shading), and the penguin was stamped on black cardstock with Frost White ink by Colorbox, and his beak was paper pieced.  I have the hardest time trying to color him, think I'll check out the Lawn Fawn gallery for ideas :) Anyway, thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a great week!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kristin Wilson Handmade Giveaway!

Found a great new blog today, and BONUS - she's doing a giveaway for $100 to!  Check out Kristin Wilson's (G45 DT member) blog by clicking here !  Good luck ;)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Letraset Presents April’s Virginia’s View Challenge

Good Morning!

The inspirational photo is just gorgeous!!!  Here it is:

I used Distress Inks and spritzed water for the main background panel, white embossed the flower image and then colored over it with Zig pens.  I used this Penny Black stamp for the main flower image, and this Paper Trey Ink sentiment :)  The yellow and brown papers are from Amy Tan's Tangerine collection found here.  Machine sewed the border.  **Note to self** I have GOT to get the InLinkz subscription started, so tired of searching for URL's!!

Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Win a Silhouette Cameo from Pink By Design!!!!

Just found this chance to win a $300 Silhouette Cameo!!  How amazing that would be!  The link is right below the picture!  Good luck ;)

Click here~!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Card & a Tickle Session!!!!

Hi friends!!  Finally getting around to posting a card that I made for one of the sketches in the Hero Arts April Contest :)  I kind of did it backwards, but I'm always hearing that you can interpret sketches anyway you like - so I must be o.k. then, right??!!!  Here's the sketches ( I used the one on top)..
Here's my card:

The fantastic music note leaves are from my bestest online buddy Kathy!!  The pretty die cut tag is from Glitz, the background panel is the packaging insert from some Prima flowers, and I used this Hero Arts stamp set for the sentiment. Kind of wish I would have cut around the framed sentiment now that I'm looking at it!  And now for what made me happy the other night...  My little one having a tickle session with her Grandma ;)  Melts this momma's heart!

Have a beautiful evening ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Freckled Fawn's new DT and 1st Blog Hop!!

Have you seen any Freckled Fawn products yet??  This is my fave so far:

Go here to enter the hop, and by the way ~ did you see???  MELISSA PHILLIPS is one of the DT members!  She's my favorite cardmaker/blogger :)  Good luck on the hop if you visit!