Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hey there!!! I'm so glad you're able to join us for the Sew Many Cards New Release Blog Hop!!
Our sponsor this month is Simon Says Stamp and
We can't thank Soft Pencil and Simon Says Stamp enough for sponsoring us this month!!!
You should've arrived from CHERI's blog!

If not, please go to the Sew Many Challenges blog to start the hop.
We would hate for you to miss any of the great new images!!!
Please be sure to leave a comment at all of our design teams blogs at your chance of winning the images that you'll see us showcasing and a chance at winning a Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp!!
We've also got a great blog hop challenge going on at Sew Many Challenges with a chance at winning a $25 Gift Certificate to Soft Pencil!!!

Your next stop on the hop will be JEANETTE!

My new release image this week is the baseball bear!! It comes with soooooooooo many different images. Today I'm showcasing the Baseball bear image and the bats/ball image. I made this for Angela's son, Stryder. Hope it brings a smile to his face!!!


Sew Many Cards -- Bear Baseball Image Pack
Gina K -- Pure Luxury Cardstock
Copic Markers
Coaster Font
Expression and SCAL
Board Slat I had in my alter pile
InkEssentials Glossy Accents

I'm also entering this project in the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations -- Anything Goes

Quixotic Challenges -- One for the Boys

Creatalicious Challenges -- Create a lil something

Pollycraft Monday Challenge -- Double Up

Quirky Crafts Challenge -- Something Cute

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ok I have to admit...I had sooo much fun playing with this image, High There, from Inktegrity!! Joni Wilson, the owner and designer of Inktegrity, is sponsoring us at Sew Many Challenges this week during our Sketch Challenge, and was so generous in allowing our sponsor team to play with some of her images and donating a $10 Gift Certificate to this weeks challenge winner!

Be sure to check out our slideshow at the top of our page displaying the work of our team and to read more about Inktegrity and Joni Wilson!

Sew Many Cards -- Tayla with Stork
Inktegrity Designs -- High There
Sanqunetti Design -- Clouds from the free stitch Flowers Clip Art Set
Gina K -- Pure Luxury Cardstock
DCWV -- Nana's Kids Stack
American Crafts -- Elements -- Premium Ribbon
American Crafts -- Elements -- Metal Photo Corners -- Denim
Ranger Inkssentials -- Glossy Accents

Hope you like it and thanks for looking!!

I've also fit this project into the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges -- Create A Little Something

Simple Doodles -- Add some background

Secret Crafter -- Mother's Day Theme

All Sorts -- Tag, Ticket or Label

The Character Cafe -- Recipe Challenge... 1-Digi Stamp, 3-Pieces of Papers, 5-Embellishments

Cute Care Thursday -- Metal Mania

Quixotic Challenges -- Something for Mum

Little Red Wagon -- Ribbon

The Pink Elephant Challenge -- Ribbon

Pollycraft Monday Challenge -- Double Up -- must use two separate images

Lexi's Creations -- Spotted or Striped

Cupcake Craft Challenge -- Keep It Simple

Quirky Crafts Challenge -- Cute

Scrap and Stamp -- Hybrid Challenge

Friday, February 19, 2010


This week at Sew Many Challenges our sponsor is
This winner of this weeks challenge will win a $10 Gift Certificate to
About Inktegrity....
Hello fellow crafters! My name is Joni Wilson and I am the owner of Inktegrity. As a mother of 6, I wanted to create images that every age could enjoy working with. This past summer I debuted my line of digital images and have enjoyed every minute of it.I am inspired by personal experiences, suggestions from friends, and the everyday goodness in life. Please visit our blog at for wonderful ideas and inspiration.I am so happy to sponsor this fun site, thank you to this wonderful team for letting me be a part of Sew Many Cards!

Hope you'll join us this week for our new challenge and as well as pick up your Freebie for Friday!! Don't forget to check out Sew Many Cards for some awesome images to use along with your challenges this week!!Phew!! Do ya ever get this sketch or idea in your head, but you just can't get it to cooperate on paper!! That's what happened to me with this one. I had this vision in my head, but I just couldn't get it to work. But I think it turned out alright. I was trying to make it look like a window and we were looking in at her praying. Maybe I pulled it off a little bit lol
Thanks for looking!!
SU! Whisper White Cardstock
DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack
DCWV The Stack 6
Copic Markers
Sandylion Essentials -- Religion
Colorbok -- Metal Gift Tag
CTMH Ribbon Rounds -- White Daisy Collection -- Natural
Metal Photo Corners
Hortense B Hewitt -- Tulle Circles

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges....

Cute Card Thursday -- Metal Mania

Cupcake Craft Challenge -- Keep It Simple

The Character Cafe -- Recipe Challenge-(1 Digi Image, 3 papers, 5 embellishments)

Paper Cutz -- Get Well Card, LO, or Project (I think this would be a nice card for someone sick or in the hospital, maybe just received some bad news from a doctor)

Allsorts -- Recipe Challenge -- 1, 2, 3 (I chose 1 Image, 2 Photo Corners, and 3 Different papers)

Our Creative Corner -- Something Old That's New (I pulled out my glass mat and Cutter Bee Circle Scissors Plus that I got 2yrs ago for my Bday and never opened)

The Pixie Cottage -- Love Theme

Little Red Wagon -- Ribbon

The Pink Elephant -- Recipe Challenge...Ribbon

Don't forget to grab the Freebie Friday over at Sew Many Challenges!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


It's Challenge time again!! And this week we have Tellen's Place Designs sponsoring us over at Sew Many Challenges!! Need an image for your challenge, then while you're over at Sew Many Challenges grab this weeks Freebie Image! Be sure to check out the shop at Sew Many Cards for some awesome images!!

Our challenge this week is to make a Valentine's Theme project using only the colors Red, White and Pink!!

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Tellen's Place Designs!! How awesome is that!?! Be sure to check out Tellen's Place Challenge blog also. Terry always has some great challenges going on!! You can get there by using the logo below!
Ok! So my UPS man came to visit me yesterday and look what he dropped off!!!! WOOOHOOO....Happy Valentine's to ME!!! Sooooo I'm not even gonna lie and say I know what I'm doing, because I have no clue lol But I figured I would try my hand with them on my challenge card this week. No laughing!! lol And this is the finished result. I'm not real sure if they're keepers yet or not lol You may find them for sale somewhere soon....haha Anyways, I hope ya like it and thanks for looking!!!
Sew Many Cards -- Tied Hearts Freebie Image
Female image from Tellen's Place Designs
Gina K Pure Luxury White Cardstock
DCWV -- Nana's Nursery -- Baby Girl
Copic Markers
3/8 Grosgrain Ribbon -- Hearts and Blooms Collection
Stickles -- Cotton Candy
Cloud 9 Design -- Heart Rain Dots -- Clear
Cloud 9 Design -- Sparkle Gel Stickers
Cloud 9 Design -- Heart Rain Dots -- White
Want 2 Scrap -- Say It With Bling
Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.....
Tellen's Place -- Valentine's theme Using 5 hearts
Lexi's Creations -- Spotted or Striped
My Time to Craft -- Hearts and Kisses
Stamp With Fun -- Hearts
The Pink Elephant -- Mushy Gushy Valentine
Stampin' for the Weekend -- Love Is In the Air
Daring Cardmakers -- Have a Heart
Crafty Anns Challenge -- If music be the food of love (one or all of the three words - music, food and love)
Clearly iStamp -- Glam It Up
Dutch Dare -- Valentine's Day Card
Cute Card Thursday -- In The Name of "Love"
The Pixie Cottage -- Love Theme
Little Red Wagon -- Red with Bling
Creative Inspirations -- Anyone for leftovers
Die Cuts R Us -- Love Challenge
Creative Card Crew -- Valentine's

Monday, February 08, 2010


Phew!! This card gave me a run for my money!! or maybe just my sanity lol It is afterall being entered over The Cutting Cafe. Regina Easter was one of the first ladies I had contact with over on the Cricut board. I admired one of her creations and emailed her questions about how she done it. When she replied, she was so very nice and helpful. She didn't try to 'guard' her techniques but instead she taught me how she achieved them. From that day on, I have been a huge fan of hers. Two years later, I've gotten up enough nerve to enter one of her challenges lol
So.... I made this card today with both of the sets that Regina was offering for free. Along with these free sets, Regina has a challenge for everyone!!
We are to use one or both of the free sets to make a project and submit it by midnight on Feb.13th.
If my card is chosen, I have the chance at winning 4 free stamp sets of my choice...sooooo I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but with the talent over there, I better go get the tape and cross everything!! Such talent in this blogiverse!! I'm honored to be around everyone and have learned so much from those I've come across in this short period of time. Ok

I chose to use the teal and brown colors from the two sets. Two of my fave colors! I think it could go both for a man or woman. I'm thinking I may give this one to my husband now and send yesterdays to my in laws for Valentines. Decisions decisions!

Thanks for looking and hope I you like!

Stampin' Up Whisper White Cardstock
Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Tombow Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -- Walnut Stain
Colorbok -- Metal Gift Tag
Karen Foster Design Rub-bits -- Thank You
Decorative Ribbon -- Brown/Blue
Recollections -- Gemstone Brads
Smooch -- Moonlight & Molasses
Sorry for all the pics but I just couldn't get a great picture, so hopefully one of these caught a great angle!
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers -- Hearts & Romance
Totally Stampalicious -- Heart(the inside of the O is a heart)
Rosie D's -- Just For Men (hopefully this meets the masculine theme..I think so with the colors used, but everyones interpretation is different.)
Our Creative Corner -- Masculine Valentine
Bee Crafty -- Romance or Loving Theme
Pile It On -- To The One I Love
ABC Challenge -- 'N' Is for New (everything on this card is NEW..all gifts!)
Creative Card Crew -- Valentines
Crazy 4 Challenges -- Be My Valentine
Double Dutch -- Be My Valentine
Lily-Boo Too -- One Ribbon, One Tag
PaperPlay Challenges -- Love Notes
Papertake Weekly -- Love Actually

Saturday, February 06, 2010


PHEW!! I finally made it! I was able to get caught up with some DTC stuff and get my card posted!! This week at Sew Many Challenges, our challenge was to make a Valentine's themed project using the colors Red, Black & Silver. I know the hearts look grey, but I tried everything to bring a silver look to them...hopefully I passed a little bit lol So anyways, I made an 'envelope' to give to my hubby for Valentine's. It has a Golf Gift card inside.

I hope you'll join us this week over at Sew Many Challenges. Don't have an image, don't worry!! You can find some awesome images at the Sew Many Cards shop and we have a Freebie Friday Image posted over at Sew Many Challenges also!
Our sponsor this week is
The cutting cafe blinkie
The winner of our challenge will receive 3 stamp sets of their choice from The Cutting Cafe as well as 5 free digital images from the Sew Many Cards shop!!

While you're checking out The Cutting Cafe, check out the awesome contest they have going right now, where you could win 4 stamp sets of your choice!!! But hurry it ends Feb 8th!

Click HERE for all the details!

Sew Many Cards image -- February Love Note
Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
me & my BIG ideas Specialty Cardstock -- Black & White Butterfly
Copics -- R39, C1, C3, YG03, YG09
Stickles -- Silver
Glitz Stickles -- Ruby Slippers
Paper Shapers EK Success -- Circle Punch 1 1/2"
Button -- Stash
Liquid Pearls -- Silver
American Crafts Premium Ribbon -- Valentine
Sentiment -- The Angel Company
Close to my Heart -- Edge Distresser

Hope ya like and thanks for looking!!

I'm also entering this project in the following 34 challenges....

Sew Many Layouts Love is in the Air Blog Hop -- Valentine Themed, 3 hearts, 2 Patterned Papers, & 1 Ribbon

Raise The Bar -- Show some hearts on your project

Crazy 4 Challenges -- Valentines Themed

Our Creative Corner -- Masculine Card (and since I made this for my DH in mind for Valentines, hopefully it's masculine enough. If not tell me so I can make another lol)

Dare U 2 Digi -- Hearts/Valentine's Theme

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge -- Hearts

Stamp Something -- Love Somethings

Charisma Cardz -- Love

C.R.A.F.T Challenge -- Valentines or Love

Cute Card Thursday -- Spots and Dots

Lili of the Valley -- Valentines Theme

PaperPlay Challenges -- Love Themed

ABC Challenge -- 'N' is for New...(my new copics, my new image, and new ribbon)

All That Scraps -- Valentine Packaging (an 18-hole Golf gift card is inside the envelope)

Belli Challenge -- Ribbons

La La Land Crafts -- Hearts

Stampin' Royalty -- Anything but a Card --hopefully an envelope counts

Tellens Place -- BINGO!!

Creative Card Crew -- Valentines Theme

Dancing In Pajamas -- Inspirational Challenge

Doodle Palace -- Texture

PaperTake Weekly -- Love Actually

The Corrosive Challenge -- All You Need Is Love

Pile It On -- To The One You Love

Bee Crafty -- Romantic or Loving Theme with a Digital Image

All Sorts -- Get Distressed with Button/s & a bow

Stampin For The Weekend -- Valentine's Theme

Fun with Shapes and More -- Stripes and Hearts

Easy Crafts Project -- Valentines Theme for a Man

Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Love or Friendship with optional Hearts

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges -- Valentine/Love

Tanda Stamps -- For a Loved One

Lexi's Creations -- Valentines

Double Dutch -- Be My Valentine

Friday, February 05, 2010


You were chosen at random from my blog comments to receive the new release image that I showcased during the Sew Many Cards blog hop... Tayla Fishing! Please contact me so that I can get you your image. Thanks for joining us!!!

Be sure to check out Sew Many Challenges this week!!
Our challenge this week is a card or project using the theme VALENTINES and using the colors ---
Silver, Black & Red! I'll be back later today with my project. Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe...Regina is generously giving the challenge winner their choice of 3 stamp sets!!

Also on the Sew Many Challenges blog, you'll find out if you won one of our prizes from our awesome monthly sponsors, Stamp and Create and Wags n' Whiskers, as well as Simon Says Stamp!! Did you win??? Hurry up and go find out, and while you're there, be sure to grab the Friday Freebie!!!!

The cutting cafe blinkie



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