Monday, March 28, 2011

Sorry so late!

It has been an interesting couple of weeks with vehicle troubles and they all seem to be coming to a head today, so I'm going to make this a quick post and get back to my secretary job! lol

Today is my last post as guest designer for Craft Your Passion challenges.  I want to thank everyone for welcoming me, and Lisa especially for answering all my questions!

Today we want you to use teddy bears on your cards.  That's right, Grin and Bear It!  That has seemed to be my motto with the car troubles too!  Perfect!

I have used this cute digi image from CocoDingo.  Using the sketch from Cards and Things I brayered some glossy cardstock and cut and arranged them for the background.  I cut the image out using the Creative Memories oval cutting system.  Here are the copics I used to color the image:

I hope everyone has a great week, as mine can only get better! lol

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ABC Challenge - Q is for....

Quilting/sewing!!!  This week at ABC we want to see some quilting or sewing on your project!  We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy this week, and were given some cute digis to work with!  

I have used Lenny dressed up as a bumble bee!  So cute!

I tried something new with this card and tried a tutorial you can find here at Splitcoaststampers.  I have quilted a background for this image.  I'm thinking of a nice quilt to have picnics on, with the bees buzzing around!  Can you tell I'm so glad the snow is starting to melt!?!

Here's another pic of the quilt!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The winner will receive 3 digis of their choice, so get crafting with us at ABC!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Show Your Appreciation at Craft Your Passion

It's Monday again, so it's time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion!  Today we want you to show your appreciation!  I have chosen to use a mailbox by Lauretta's Digital Stamps.  

I have decided to keep it simple for this challenge.  The sketch I used is from Eat Sleep Stamp.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up set Many Thanks.  The papers are from my stash and I have colored the image with my copics. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #3 - Mother's Day

Hello!  It's a Dream Valley day!  Thanks to everyone who entered their new beginnings projects!  They were very fun to look at!  This time we are looking for Mother's Day creations.  Our sponsor is Digi's With Attitude, with a prize of $10 canadian to their shop!

For my card I have used one of my old favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up called Doodle This.  This is where the flowers and the swirls come from.

 The central image is Sarah Kay's Elodie in her Garden.  

The sentiment is from another Stampin' Up set called And Everything Nice.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - for mom
Crafty Catz - mother's day
The Stamp Man - mother's day /floral

Monday, March 14, 2011

Craft Your Passion - GDT Post #2

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I'm happy to be back with you again the my second post for Craft Your Passion Challenges!  This time we have a sketch for you to work with:

With mine I have used an image from CoCoDinGo and colored him with my copics.  

For the background I have used a direct to paper technique.  I have tried to emulate Michelle Zindorf from her post here, but I think I fell rather short!  Oh well, live and learn! lol  The dog is from Stampin' Up set All in The Family, and the ink on the background is also from Stampin' Up.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma's - men only

Make sure you head over to Craft Your Passion Challenges and use our sketch!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thanks Carole!

Hello again fellow bloggers!  I'm just putting up a little post to share an award I was given by my DT teammate over at Dream Valley, Carole.  She has very generously shared this with me, and I am finally passing it on!

For this award I have to say 7 more things about myself and pass it on to 15 people.  Hmmm seven more?? Not sure I'm that interesting!  Here goes:

1.  I just cleaned under the microwave......ew.
2.  It is never quiet at my house.
3.  My son is doing homework.
4.  We went to Santa's Village last summer.
5.  I love pizza.
6.  I can eat anything minty.
7.  My kids learned how to latch hook over the weekend.

Ok,  here are the people I am passing this to, I'm going to choose nine because they are my new teamies at ABC Challenge:

Suzanne T

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First DT Post for ABC Challenge!

When it rains it pours! lol.  I am happy to finally tell you that I have been asked to join the DT at ABC Challenge!

 I am on Team B, so you starting today you will be able to see me over there every two weeks!  Wicked excited!  Thank you Heidi for making this possible!

Our challenge this week is P is for Pearls.  The sponsor is Whiff of Joy Stamps:

They have kindly donated this beautiful stamp:

As I don't have an Whiff of Joy stamps I have used Noble Tilda colored with my copics.  Copic numbers are:  E000, E00, E93, E18, E35, G17, R22, R24, R29.  Sorry, no picture of them today!

I have added the pearls around Tilda's neck, used some flowers from my stash and added pearls, and topped that off with some pearls at the paper corners.  Pearl, Pearls, Pearls!  Let's see them at the ABC Challenge blog!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - lovely ladies
Fab 'n Funky - Make it Girly
Tellen's Place - embellishments

Monday, March 7, 2011

GDT Good News!

Hello and happy Monday to you all!  I am very excited to tell you the news!  I have been chosen for a Guest Design spot for the month of March at Craft Your Passion Challenges!  Isn't that wonderful!?!  Thanks to the Lisa and the whole DT who have made me welcome!

This weeks challenge is an easy one!  Anything goes!  
I have been given a cute cocker spaniel from Lauretta's Digi Stamps to work with, isn't he cute!?

Using this I have made a doggie treat box!  I would love to tell you who made the perfect paper for this project, but I have to say I have begged, borrowed and stolen this from my mom's box of single sheets and it didn't have a name on it!  I can tell you that the ribbon is adhesive backed and came from DCWV.  It was perfect for this project because it was some extra support for the box!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - 4 legged friends
Do You Stack Up - anything with green
Meljen's - use an animal
Corrosive Challenges - going green
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking, and be sure to play in the challenge at Craft Your Passion!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Beginnings at Dream Valley

Our first challenge over at Dream Valley was a huge success!  Thank you everyone who participated!  I really enjoyed looking at all the variety of projects that were uploaded!

As that was the first challenge it only ran for one week, but this second and any subsequent challenges will run for two weeks.  This time the challenge is New Beginnings.  For example:  new baby, new car, new house, wedding etc.  We are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts and Crafty Ribbons. One Stop Card Crafts is offering up a 10 pound gift voucher valid at their shop.  Crafty Ribbons is providing the new Bev bag selection.  Great prizes, so make sure you come share your new beginning!

I have made a "just moved" postcard that I am very proud of!  It is the first time that I have combined a digi and a rubber stamp in the same project.  The house is a digi from Pollycraft and the truck and it's contents and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up sets Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories.  I stamped/printed the images and colored them with my copics.

The blue sky and the ground I have sponged on with Stampin' Up ink Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa.  I have stamped the sentiment in the upper left and then adhered the truck with some pop dots.

I have also entered this card into Papertake Weekly Challenge of anything goes and use something old.  The Loads of Love Set has definitely seen some age, but I love it!

Have a great week everyone!