Sunday, March 31, 2013

my Easter basket

Happy Easter everyone!!!!
I made this super cute baskets for a class - the cuts are all from the Artiste or Art Philosophy and stamps are close to my heart.
Just finished a large dinner and my tummy is very full!!!
Hope you all get to spend some time with friends and family today :)

the basket is made with all background stamps - no pattern paper
Challenges that inspired me...   I am so upset over the loss of google reader but feedly seems to be working very well for me... i was so worried i wouldn'rt be able to post my inspireaion challenges... but here they are - 
catch the bug challenge - card stock and bling
craft room challenges - in the garden abc
crafty creations - easter 
sweet stamps - easter
scrap creations - easter
cuttlebug mania - easter
inky impressions - easter 
by lori designs - happy easter
4 crafty chicks - easter
Fantabulous cricut - challenge me monday 

LMCB - old fashioned photo's

hi-de-ho good neighbours...
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week....
Old Fashioned Photos - now I know what you are thinking - arrgghhhh cut old pictures... aghhhhh... no way.
just make a copy of it at your local walmart that is what i did for my grandmother's picture below  
here is my inspiration....

and some close ups of the embellishments - I also need to talk to my uncle to get the approx. year of the pic for the flag 
love this quote
I hope you join us this week for the challenge
I was also inspired by the below challenges..
my sheri caraft - spring has sprung
my time to craft - old book
scrapbookers paradise blog - embellish a little 
scrapbook flair - colours 

PIO - Hand made flowers

Good morning my bloggy friends... HAPPY EASTER!!!
We have another great challenge happening at Pile it on and it is super easy 
Hand made flowers... see easy.  We are sponsored by Floppy Latte Digital designs who will be giving out a $6 coupon to the winner or if they use a FLD image they will get $10

Here is some inspiration for you ... plus go and check out what my sister DT member created for inspiration here 
the image is from floppy latte and I wanted my flowers to look soft so I used my water pen and dipped it into  my ink pads for a water colour look.  I also used my old fiskars rubbing embossing pad through my cuttle bug to get the embossed flowers 
I used CTMH sentiment and ink, viva pearl pens, scrap papers and left over ribbon (i am really trying to use up what i have before going out to by more)

and you can't have a card with out bling... just a touch of yellow stickles
and oif course it can't be Pile it on with our noting all the challenges that inspired my card.
digi designs- flower frenzy
digi haven - spring
daring cardmakers - spring into spring
chocolate coffee and cards - bring on spring
whimsical designs - pastels
the house that stamps built - spring flowers
polkadoodle - embossing
all that stickles - yellow 
scrapbookers paradixe - embellishments
cydi - pick a season
sweet n sassy - spring
broken boxstock - spring
the play date cafe - sweet smell of colour
deep ocean - photo inspiration

Simple B Stamp - Digi Challenges

Hey everyone...
Simply Betty Stamps gave me this amazing digi to create with this month... love her
as soon as I saw her I knew that I wanted to pop up her hair and have it like real snakes... 
love her... she is so wicked fun
I used basic pencil crayons and a gold pen to stitch around the image.
here are are couple of different angles
and the inspiration for the card...
Simple challenge - layers 
Simply betty stamp - fan page (fb challenge)
crafty ribbons challenge - atg with ribbon 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sketchy Friday #13

Hey everyone..
Sketchy Friday starts today!!!  yeah.. love Sonia's digis and her sketches she is so talented!!!
here is the sketch
and my inspiration 
 oh my goodness isn't it adorable!!!
 i emossed the tag paper and with a white pen slashed the waves
added buttons, ribbon and liquid glass for the eyes and bubbles 
 here you can see the pop 
other challenges that inspired me..
QkR stampede - animal antics
Charisma Cardz - birthday
crafty ribbons - ribbon
lili little faries - buttons and bows

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Hey everyone... Lasting memories has another great challenge for you - this time it is CAS.  Now normally I am a CAS kinda girl and I don't normally do so much pattern paper but the design on this one is very CAS and I love how it turned out - PLUS there is a DT CALL!!!!
the photos are of my baby girl and my best friends baby girl... now they are 20 and are best friends as well.  The paper pack is Chantilly from CTMH which you can get here
the punch is from Creative memories 
the little sentiment stamp is from the Chantilly workshop on the go - I love those kits... it makes it so easy to tie everything together!!!  Love the banner across the page
Challenges that also inspired me:
anything goes challenge - double  (two pics, two hearts)
divas by design - babies
stampin for the weekend - child's play
southern girls - the kids are alright
heart 2 Heart - go green (not sure if there is enough green)
colour me scrappy - colours twitch stitching

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Hey everyone... made a quick card this afternoon for the CASology - 
sorry about the photo I have using my iPad - since my daughter took my camera to Cuba it has been acting up :( - oh well i guess i will have to splurge to get a new one 
and some close ups of my card
I used washi tape and the little alien guy is from a day for daisies
Challenges that inspired me..
CASology - extraterrestrial 

LMCB - St. Patrick's day

Hello everyone...


Lasting Memories has another challenge set up for you this week 
this time we are asking for you to include Green on your LO
here is my inspiration:
Products used:
SKdigis, CTMH stamps, Amy Tangerine Paper, Heidi Swap colour resist banner,
and Pink Paisley Rub on 
I love the resist banner!! 
Sonia makes the cutest digis that are so easy to use you can find them here
Challenges that inspired my LO are:
little scrap pieces - luck of the irish
creative belli blog - st. patrick day
party time tuesday - luck of the irish
more than favors - st. patrick's day
just add ink - green
scraptastic club - pintrest inspiration (arrows)
loves rubber stamps - st. patricks day
counterfeit kit - pics no journaling 
the pink elephant - pinch me 
the crafter's cafe - st. patricks day
whimisical designs - happy st. patrick's day
scrappy moms stamps - luck of the irish
cardz tv - erin go braugh
apron strings - colour

PIO - Circle or Squares

Good Morning everyone!!!
Pile it on is having another great challenge - Circles or squares and we are sponsored by Bugaboo.
I hope you take some time this week to join us...
here is my card-
I made the circle card using the art philosophy cartridge from Close to my Heart 
The little girl is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from SKdigis
I used CTMH stamps for the little butterflies
the image is coloured using my CTMH water pencils 
and the ribbon was pulled from my stash 
And as you know it is pile it on... so here are the challenges that inspired me:

CCEE stampers - pencils only please
penny paper - ribbons and die cuts
digital tuesday - frame it
clearly i stamp - die cut
there she goes stamps - shades of green
my heart pieces - not to be square
digi galore st. patrick- st. Patrick day
card crafter circle - everyone's Irish this week 
3 girl jam - green with a ribbon
gingerloft challenge - the colour green
forever friends - shape cards
by the cute and girly - fav. things
craft your passion - two fav. colours (green and gold)
paper take weekly - 1-2-3 (i image, 2 circles, 3 bows)
tuesday alchemy - atg 
colour Q - colours

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sketchy Friday challenge

Hey everyone.. Guess what.. it is Sketchy Friday!!!
here is the sketch
and some inspiration for you
I turned the sketch on its side - I love Sonia's digis this one is Lucky Hat
I used my cricut cartridge art philosophy to create the banner, some ribbon, bling and CTMH pencil crayons
Oh and I can't forget that i used CTMH stamps for the background paper and sentiment 
I hope you join us this week for another great challenge
Other challenges that inspired me are:
the crafters cafe challenge - green or st. patties
the corrosive challenge - all that glitters
my paper crafting - Irish eyes
die cutting divas - green and gold
exploring cricut - the luck of the irish
red carpet studio - leprechaun
fantabulous cricut - luck o the irish
twisted tuesday - spring into green
cardz tv - fav. colours - i love green!!
teh crafting cafe - fav colour - yep still green
patties creations - green for st. patty's

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thank you fairy much!

I know what your thinking - a green fairy?????  yep playing around with my stamps and thought leprechauns their kinda fairyish and green right???  lol... so it didn't turn out just like i wanted but I like the outlining colours - i guess playing around is the only way to find out what you like...
anyhoo... here is my card and I am open to all suggestions:
and a close up of the stickle wings
the fairy is from Kraftin Kimmie and the swirl stamp is from CTMH and i used washi tape - I am not that fond of washi tape... i find that it unsticks... but I love the ease of it
and of course the challenges that inspired me to try something different:
the crazy challenge - thank you 
just some lines - fairies
wags n whiskers - go green