Saturday, August 28, 2010


Yes it's me again! 2 Cute Rubber Stamps has this cute little cupcake being offered in their FREEBIES section to use in their current challenge. There's quite a few different variations of the cupcake, female or male, so hurry over and get yours and see what ya come up with for their challenge this week!  While you're there, check out the 2 Cute Design Team Call they have going on! You have until Aug. 31st to get your application in!

I decided to use the little boy cupcake to make a Birthday card for a little boy. I hope you like and thanks for looking!!!
DCWV Latte Cardstock Stack -- Solid Purple Paper
DCWV Summer Cardstock Stack -- Solid Brown & Teal Paper
DCWV All About Boys Stack -- Patterned Paper
Neenah Smooth Cardstock
Liquid Pearls -- Mint Green
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Twinklets -- Diamond Dust
Stickles -- Platinum
Metal -- Metal Bling from pair of Jeans that were bought
Stampin Up Classic Ink -- Close to Cocoa
Copics - 0.3 Multiliner
BV000, 11, 13
E34, 37, 39
G20, 21, 40
R24, 27, 29
I'm entering this into the following challenges -
2 Cute Rubber Stamps Challenge -- Use Cupcake Freebie
Challenge Up Your Life -- Celebrations
Paper Cutz -- Use Metal
Bee Crafty -- Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio -- Stitch it Up - Real or Faux
Meljen's Designs -- Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday -- Dying For a Punch (NO Punches/Die Cuts on your project)

Friday, August 27, 2010

~SMC #24....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!~

This week at Sew Many Challenges, our challenge is to make any project with a Birthday theme!! This one will be very easy for me...since my birthday is Sunday, Aug. 29th, and lucky me, I also share this day with my husbands nephew, my aunt, and lets not forget Michael Jackson, and the anniversary of Hurricane much for my own day haha Ahhh well, it's just another really, so I'm happy to share it with everyone. 

So for my challenge, I made a card for my husbands nephew. He's a really neat guy and has grown up to be a very responsible and mature young man. We're all really proud of him. So hopefully he'll like this card, as well as all of you!
We hope you'll join us for our challenge this week. Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor and we know how awesome they are!! Everyone would love to win a Gift Certificate to Simon Says hurry on over and join us!! 
Sew Many Cards -- Toga Birthday 
Sew Many Cards -- Toga with Cane
Sketch by Arianne
DCWV -- The Stack 6
DCWV -- Christmas Cardstock 
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Computer Generated Sentiment -- Font - LD Unique
Stampin' Up Classic Ink -- Close To Cocoa
Metal Embellies from extras given on a pair of jeans I bought awhile
Stickles -- Baby Blue & Orange Peel

I'm also entering this into the following challenges---

C.R.A.F.T -- Milestone Birthdays/Anything Goes
Create4Fun Challenge -- Birthday
Paper Cutz -- Use Some type of Metal (jean embellies)
Wild Orchid -- Make It Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday -- Dying For a Punch - No Punches or Die Cuts (All cuts were made with trimmer or by hand)
Meljen's Designs -- Birthday

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

~Runnin' A Lil Behind..Stitchy Stamps & More Inspiration~

This week at Sew Many Challenges we have an awesome sponsor for our "Christmas In August" challenge...Stitchy Bear Stamps!! Stitch is an awesome artist and lady, so you need to hurry over and check out all her images and the fun stuff they have going on at their challenge blog, One Stitch At A Time, as well!! 
Stitch was generous as always and allowed our sponsor team to pick out an image to work with, and I chose "Lil Behind". She is absolutely adorable...the image that is...well Stitch is too, but we're on the image now!! Anyways, as soon as I seen her, I knew exactly what I was going to use her for, my belated Birthday card for my Father-In-Law! Isn't sad when you know a month ahead that you're going to need a belated card lol And I was right! Maybe I can tell him I was distracted by mine coming up on Sunday That I forgot about his?? lol Hopefully when he gets it, he puts the sentiment inside the card with the image..we'll 

I love checking out challenge entries because you never know what talents you'll come across, and that's exactly what happened today! We had an entry over at Sew Many Challenges and when I went to the blog, I discovered a blog of inspiration through Sketches! Arianne Addicks has some awesome sketches that you can use for inspiration on her blog, and thats exactly what I did with my card. You need to really check out her blog. Not only are her sketches great but her work is amazing!! 
So what are you waiting for?? Grab ya some images at Sew Many Cards and Stitchy Bear Stamps and start creating!! We've got two great challenges for you to join in and have fun with!!

Ok so I'll hush now and post my project lol Thanks for looking and hope you like it!!
 DCWV Summer Cardstock Stack
DCWV The Stack 6
Neenah Super Smooth Cardstock
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (Staples as Candles)
Smooch -- Moonlight & Kiwi
Computer Generated Sentiment -- Comic Sans Font
Martha Stewart -- Cake Charm
 Stampin' Up Classic Ink -- Taken with Teal

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time -- Say It With Shapes
Rosie-D's Challenges -- One for the Big Boys
Andrea's Stampin' Moments -- Simply Squared 
Create 4 Fun -- Birthday Card
Stampin For the Weekend -- Anything Goes
Stamp Something -- Use Something Digi (Image on front)
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp -- Blooms and Charm (flowers on front and charm inside)
Meljen's Designs -- Brown, Teal & Orange
Paper Romance -- Metal Heads (Birthday Cake Charm inside)
Digital Tuesday -- Use Your Scraps (Papers are from Scrap box)
Paper Cutz -- Anything Goes

Saturday, August 21, 2010

~Paulette's Day Off Blog Hop~

Welcome to Paulette’s Day Off blog hop!  If you didn't come here from Jennifer's blog than ya just have to go back to the beginning! The beginning would be Cheryl's blog!! You don't want to miss any freebies or the awesome projects created using these great freebies Paulette is offering! Don't forget to visit Paulette's blog and leave some love!

Paulette, the owner of Create with TLC is known for her talent and generosity, so some of her faithful followers have come together to repay her by giving her the day off.  Normally you would hop over to Paulette’s blog to collect all the awesome freebies for the day; however, this time you are hopping to the following blogs to collect the goodies. Don't forget to leave some love as you hop along! Everyone needs a little love through the day!
Your next stop will be the amazing Marlene!! 
I hope you enjoy checking out my project and don't forget to grab your freebie! All you need to do is click on the sentiment below and it will take you to a larger view of the image and you'll just need to right click and save the image to your computer! If you have any problems saving it, drop me an email and I'll be happy to send it to you!
Flower is a Gift Of Sunshine Sentiment -- Create with TLC
Eris Watering Flowers -- Sew Many Cards
Neenah -- Super Smooth Cardstock
DCWV -- Spring & Summer Stack
DCWV -- Stack 4 (grass paper)
DCWV -- Spring & Summer Cardstock Stack
EK Success -- Small Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart -- Med Butterfly Punch
Stampin Up Classic Ink -- Caramel, Bordering Blue, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Stickles -- Silver
Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Glitter -- Tangerine
Copic Multiliner 0.3
Copics -- B01, B91, B21--C9--G12, G14, G16, G20, G21--R22, R24--RV21, RV23--T1, T3, T5--V12, V15, V17--Y11, Y13, Y17--YG03, YG13, YG63--YR16
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges---
The Character Cafe -- Use Dimensional Glaze (Water, Eyes, and a few Petals)
Paper Cutz -- Anything Goes
The Res-Q Challenge -- Indulge in "You Time"--80s music, coloring with my copics and having time to create in general
Stampin For the Weekend -- Anything Goes
Stamp Something -- August Digi Day -- Use something Digi(sentiment and Image)
Aud Sentiments -- Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz -- Die Cuts (Fence, Sun and Butterflies..I interpret punches as a form of die cuts but please let me know if they're not! :-)
Stampin' B's -- Circle(sun), Die Cut(fence), & Flower
Crafty Creations -- Butterflies
Fab 'n' Funky -- Flower Power
Paper Pretties -- Summer Theme
Creative Card Crew -- Sparkle and Shine
The Crafty Pad -- Glitz and Glitter
Order of the Opus Gluei -- You've Got To Move it...Use Stash.(Didn't buy anything for this project)
One Stitch At A Time -- Pack A Punch (Sun, Fence, Butterflies)

Friday, August 20, 2010


Aaaah I love Christmas!! So when challenges present themselves to help me get some of my Christmas projects completed ahead of time without the hustlin' and bustlin' of last minute creating, I take advantage. Every year I try to make a few new handmade ornaments for our Christmas tree and make a few as gifts. My goal is to have our entire Christmas tree all handmade ornaments, so we'll see how that goes and how long it takes me to get there lol 

This week at Sew Many Challenges, our challenge is to exactly that. Make a Christmas themed project. So I took the opportunity to make another ornament for my tree. For this ornament I used the lovely Bear in Stocking image from Sew Many Cards! I think he's such a cutie looking over the top of the stocking. Reminds me of boys faces when they were younger and would keep getting up and checking their stockings to find that Santa hadn't came yet. With both of them leaving the 'nest' soon, it'll be a bittersweet happy reminder of those times as they're off starting their new journeys!

We hope you'll join us this week at Sew Many Challenges as we have
 sponsoring us!! You have a chance of winning 3 digital images from the Stitchy Bear Store! I'll be posting another project later today using an adorable image that Stitch let me play with this week!! So be sure to check back!

Hope you like this weeks project and thank you for looking as always and for leaving such nice comments! They're all appreciated!
Neenah Smooth Cardstock
Stickles -- Frosted Lace
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Doodlebug Design -- Bon Bon Flock
RibbonFX (Hobby Lobby) -- Red/Black Plaid
Multiliner 0.3
G12, G14
R22, R24, R27, R29
E13, E33, E34, E53
I'm also entering this project in the following challenges:
A Spoon Full Of Sugar -- Christmas In August
Pollycraft -- In Stitches
My Time to Craft -- Glitter and Glitz
Creative Cottage -- Christmas 
The Character Cafe -- Use Dimensional Glaze (Eyes, nose and heart on stocking)
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Christmas In August 
 The Beary Sweet Challenge -- In Stitches 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~Inspiration & an Anniversary~

Wow..two posts in less than a week. I must have a Actually no, I've just found some great inspiration lately and wanted share what they inspired. During a past challenge over at Sew Many Challenges I came across a blog that totally blew me away with inspiration. Her name is Wendy and her blog is SugarPea Designs, which I've linked the direct post to the card she had entered, but you must take a look at her entire blog. Her work is amazing and inspires me with everything she posts! As soon as I seen her posting, I knew I wanted to CASE the image she used from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Digi Stamps, but of course put my own twist to it, as not to rob her entire piece of art. So below you'll see what I came up with. I do want to thank Wendy for her kindness through her emails and all the inspiration she has shared with me and so many others!! 

I've also just recently come across two other places that is full of inspiration and talent! Those two places would be Create with TLC and Baubles by Bri. This is a mother/daughter team and they are both so creative. It shows on both of their sites. Paulette, the owner of Create with TLC, shares her talents with everyone so freely, each and every day. She was so nice and kind to create the sentiment that I'm using across the bottom of my easel card. It wasn't a surprise to me though, Paulette is very kind on her blog to all of her followers with tons of freebies and creative sentiments for your images. Bri, her daughter, is a talented bracelet maker. You have got to check out her Etsy store at Baubles by Bri to see how the talent and creativity runs through this family!! As soon as I seen her Penguins Love Ice Cubes bracelet I knew it would be a great addition to the anniversary gift I was making for my nephew and his wife. They both love penguins, and I think it fit right in with the theme I was going with. This bracelet is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice! 

So to Wendy, Paulette, and Bri...thank you for the inspiration and the creativity that you share with all of us! It doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated!!
Ok enough jibberish from me...Below you'll find my 8 Drawer Easel card. My nephew and niece went to Sea World with us a few years back and we had such a great time. So the theme was inspired by that trip as well and the love I have for the both of them. 
I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!!!

Be sure to click on the pic below so that you can see a larger pic of the beautiful bracelet!

Great Marriages Sentiment -- Create with TLC
Penguins Love Ice Cubes Bracelet --  Baubles by Bri
Sands Of Time Paper Pack -- The Angel Company
Super Smooth White Cardstock -- Neenah
Sand Cardstock -- DCWV
Pop It Hearts -- Ranger
Glossy Accents -- Inkessentials
Penguin Brads -- Creative Imaginations, Seaworld Adv. Parks
Aquarium -- Jolees Boutiques
Corner Round Punch -- Stampin Up
Creamy Caramel Ink -- Stampin Up
Decor Sand -- Akasha
Decor Shells, White & Green Mix -- Akasha
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
C1, C3, C5
YG03, YG63, YG67
T1, T3, T5
E00, E53, E33, E51
BG10, BG11
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion -- Anything Goes
Design Dollies -- Catch the Wave
Kaboodle Doodles -- Add a little Metal (Penguin Brads) 
 Order of the Opus Gluei -- You've Got to Move it...Use Stash(everything is from my craft room)
Pixie Cottage -- Sketch/and or A Fancy Fold 
Papertake Weekly -- Something Old(paper pack), Something New(lots of things that I hadn't opened, shells, brads), Something Borrowed(sentiment), Something Blue(paper)
Lil Red Wagon -- Summer Theme 
Charizma Cards -- Easel Card 
 Sweet Stampin Challenge -- Favorite Stamp or Image(Manatee Friends)
Fab n Funky Challenges -- Favorite Colors(blues and browns)
Creative Stamp Friends -- Friend Theme 
Craft Your Days Away -- Favorite Things (Glossy Accents, Copics)
Simon Says Challenge -- Summertime Blues  
Challenge Up Your Life -- Celebrations 
The Stamp Man -- Easel Card 

Friday, August 13, 2010


Welcome back to Sew Many Challenges!! Our team took a small summer break to regroup and have some family time but we're back and ready for some new challenges!! This week's challenge is...."To use stitching, faux or real stitching on your project!" There are some amazing images at the Sew Many Cards store, so head on over if you need some images for your challenges this week!!  
We've got a new sponsor joining us this week! Tiffany Doodles is giving 5 digital images, singles or sets, from the Tiffany Doodles store to the winner!! How awesome is that!
Original Digital Stamps
 Tiffany has got some really cute images up for sell in her store, so you have to go check them out. Be sure to read all about Tiffany Doodles at Sew Many Challenges under the Sponsor Spotlight!! Join Sew Many Cards and Tiffany Doodles over at the Crafters Digital Arts Center!

Tiffany let the SMC Sponsor team play with a few images this week and I chose to use the "Let Them Eat Cake" set! I love watching the Food Network when they design these cakes so thought I'd try my hand at it in a different medium lol My nephews birthday is coming up next week, so thought I'd make him a cake using his favorite college football team as a theme. Hope you enjoy!!!

Supplies Used
Tiffany Doodles -- Let Them Eat Cake Image Set
Neenah Cardstock -- Super Smooth White
Sports Solution School Scraps -- Georgia Tech Paper 
Solid Cardstock -- DCWV Cardstock Stacks
K & Comp Collegiate Dimensional Stickers -- Georgia Tech Grand Adhesions
K & Comp Collegiate Clearly Yours -- Georgia Tech
Glossy Accents
Signo Uniball Broad -- White Pen
Stampin' Up Classic Ink Pad -- Night of Navy
Liquid Pearls -- Platinum
Stickles -- Yellow & Frosted Lace
Copics -- Cake Dish - C1, C2, C3, C5
Cake Icing - Y11, Y13, Y17
Dots - B39  
I'm entering this in the following challenges!
Your Next Stamp -- Birthday
Sentimental Sunday -- Anything Goes 
Stamps R Us -- All Male Theme 
Stamptacular Sunday -- Just for Boys 
Secrety Crafter -- It's a Man's World 
C.R.A.F.T Challenges -- Insects
Papertake Weekly -- Something New, Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (one or more of these) -- I chose something new as most of project contains all new images and products 
Lil Red Wagon -- Circles, Circles, Circles
Challenge Up Your Life -- Celebrations 
Penny's Paper Crafty -- Anything Goes 
Crafty Creations -- Winged Things 
Ooh La La Creations -- Spots and Dots 
Incy Wincy -- A Bug's Life 
2 Sisters Challenge Blog -- Stitching 
Craft Your Days Away -- Favorite Things (copics, Glossy Accents) 
Crafty Cardmakers -- Birthday
Donnas Den of Crafts -- Something Sweet (Birthday Cake) 
I Did It Creations -- Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesday -- Birthday Anything Goes 
Scrappy Frogs -- Stitching 
Simple Doodles -- Celebrations 
The Stamp Man -- Easel Card 
Charisma Cardz Challenge -- Easel Card



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