28 September, 2010

Just a Quick Card

This is a card I made on Sunday for the Card Challenge #15 over at Chi Chi Memories. This week the challenge is a Sketch and a very fun one I might add. I used this adorable Tea Party Set and this wonderful paper by Bo Bunny for this card. It is hard to see from this view but the balloons are covered in Crystal Effects so they are dimensional. I used some old Rhinestone brads from Stampin Up and a charm from We Are Memories. On the inside I punched the birthday banner out with a 3/4" punch.

Have a great day.

New Release Tuesday

It is New Release Day at Bugaboo today and look at this little cutie. Wait until you see the whole set. I have to go pick up more and then send out Thanksgiving cards to my family and friends.
I used 3 pattern papers from a stack by Cloud 9 Designs I colored with my Copics, added some glitter to the headband and dress trim, used buttons for the center of the flowers ( Foo Fa La buttons) and added leaves that I cut with my Cricut. The sketch that I used is from Moving Along With The Times for this weeks "Challenge 65" which is use at least three things from the To Do list. I used 4 items. This was so much fun.
Have a great day everyone.

27 September, 2010

What A Great Weekend

Good Afternoon everyone. I had a great weekend because I really got a lot accomplished. First off I was really excited to find out that I had won the Challenge over at Tiddlyinks for last week. How cool is that? I love these images and so I had to do a couple more cards. This first one is for a challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. They always have great sketches and guess what? Tiddlyinks is sponsoring the challenge this week. I used Bo Bunny papers for this and I colored the image with Copics. I added a lot of Crystal Effects to the raincoat, umbrella and boots.
This card is also being entered in the challenge over at
Stamp Insanity Challenge #28: Embossing

Digi Doodles Challenge #26; embossing
A Spoonful Of Sugar Challenge #132: Anything Goes The following card is for the Challenge over at the TiddlyInks Challenge Blog. Challenge #22 is a sketch challenge this week. I used one of the new Christmas Images for this. I used Basic Grey Papers and colored it with Copics and I used flocking on the hat and trim as well as the green bag.
This is a layout that has been sitting half finished on my table for the past week so I was really happy to finish this up. I had bought several of the new lines of Bo Bunny papers a couple weeks ago and this uses the Olivia Line. I took this photo of my granddaughter KayLynn after my daughter had straightened her hair for fun one evening. My granddaughter has very curly hair so this is a big switch. She did no recgonize herself yesterday when she saw the finished layout.
I used this corugated cardstock by the Paper Company for the base of the layout. I used a Tim Holtz Mask for the clock image and Distress Inks. The flourishes are SVG files from Visual Designs By Chris and the flowers are SVG flowers from SVG Cuts.

Here is a close up of some of the details. the buttons are by Foo Fa La and the one striped ribbon flower is made with ribbon from the dollar store.

Even closer. The butterflies are also SVG files from Sure Cuts.

And an even closer view.

Close Up of lower left flowers. I used some eyelash ribbon on the orange Mums.

More close-Up

You can see the flourish and flowers even better.

I really like these cutouts that are in this line of papers.

Gotta love all the layers.

Have a Fun Week. I'm hopeing to get a lot more finished up.

24 September, 2010

It is A Challenge Weekend at Bugaboo.

I love challenge weekends at Bugaboo. It is so much fun to see what everyone comes up with. This week should be fun. The Challenge is to make a 3-D Halloween Card. You can make the card base three dimensional as I did here, You could use pop-ups to give dimension to your image as I did with each Bobblehead. Oh Yes did you get your Free Frankie Bobblehead yesterday at the store? If not be sure and head over there and check out all the Bobbleheads while you are at it.
You want to be sure to stop at the Challenge Blog to see what all the Design Team Members have to share with you. The rules and details can be found there as well. The prize's are 7 images for First place, 4 images for Second and 2 images for Third place. Isn't that great?
You can see the glitter a little better in this photo. I do like glitter.

Have a great weekend.

Is It Really Friday?

How stinkin cute is this Bobblehead by Jodie over at Bugaboo? I just love these images. You can find all 7 images HERE, and get this one FREE. How great for you.
It is a little hard to see but I popped up the head with two pop ups. I used 6 layers on this card, and a ribbon. And the Halloween sentiment I found in a dollar bin somewhere. Now I wish I had bought more. Don't you hate when that happens?
You should run over to Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team Members came up with and then head over to the Store and pick up your FREEBIE and a few more.

Have a great weekend. And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a New Challenge from Bugaboo.

21 September, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

It is Tuesday and time for a new release at Bugaboo. Woo Hoo! look who is back. It's Stella in all her glory. I just love this character.
Head on over to the Store and pick up some for yourself and while you are there check out all the other Stella images. The witches from last week are really cute.
Also don't forget to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see what all the other Design Team Members have for you today.
Have a Great Day

20 September, 2010

Happy Monday Out There

For these two cards I used Images by Tiddly Inks. If you haven't ever checked them out you really should. They have some new Christmas Images.
for this first card I used papers by Moxie and the images are colored with Copics and the card design is one of the Frame fold cards that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. I am entering this in the:
Stamp Something Challenge Digi Day challenge.
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #64 Christmas
Fussy And Fancy Challenge #19: Christmas Colors This is the second Card I made using a TiddlyInks image and this one will be entered in :
Tiddly Inks Challenge #21 which is all about our pets.
Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog #44 Stitching
The Sweet Shop Sketch #74 sketch and the twist is use mustard yellow and deep red
Stamping Royality Challenge #37 Use Stitching
Pixi Dust Studio Challenge # 40 Fur or Feathers
Creative Card Crew Autum or Fall
The papers I used for this are Basic Grey, the coloring is done with Copics and the background piece under the girl and dog is done with SU ink refills and water on glossy paper.

I hope you have a great week.

18 September, 2010

A Busy Day

There is a special Challenge going on over at Bugaboo today in honor of Operation Write Home's Birthday. See all the info below and then head on over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what all the Designers came up with for you.

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong!
Operation Write Home is celebrating their birthday in this month and has invited us to join their party. It is very easy to help out so please read on:
Several Teams are helping them with their cause this month by hosting special challenges for different events we have been picked to handle holidays! So to join our challenge we ask that you use a holiday theme.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please read the basic guidelines
here; it’s important to; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.
Please consider entering a card for
Operation Write Home into Jo-Ann’s Craft for a Cause Contest. You can win $1500, and OWH could win $50,000! How many boxes would that ship! Please see their site. for detailed rules and regulations.We love our followers and our challenge players but this week is special we encourage you to not only send this card to OWH but any others you may have or take the time to make some and send along! Address for mailing cards is located on their sidebar.
Below you will find Mr. Linky but don’t forget the general rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!
Participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the following prizes
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice\
Have you checked out the New “Members only” Bugaboo Club?
Check out the store here! How cute are these. and you get all 20 for $20. Is that the best or what?

Here is a card I made last night using one of the new images.

A christmas card for my class I have today. Stamp image on accetate with Staz-On. Add some Liquid Pearls and fine glitter to the top of that. The piece of glossy card stock was painted with acrylics and the smooch and lift method of application.

This is one of the cards I have made for Operation Write home. I have to get together all the others I will be sending later today. This is a Bugaboo image and you can find it and more Here.

One more Christmas using a SVG cutting file from My Scrap Chick.

Have a Great Weekend

17 September, 2010

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

It is time for a Freebie over at Bugaboo today so run on over and Grab this adorable Image for yourself. You can pick up more if you like. How cute is this? I love Fall and each day that passes we get a little closer.
I used my Copics to color the Image and I cut leaves with my Cricut using an SVG file by My Scrap Chick and then I used these cutie pom poms that I picked up somewhere. I have pipe cleaners to match. Still trying to figure out what to do with those.
While you are at the Blog Check out what all the Design Team Members have to share today.

Have a Great Day

16 September, 2010

A New To Me Stamp Company

Last week I came across a new to me Digi Company called A Day For Daisies and I think the images are just lovely. This is the first card I have made and it is for the first Challenge they are having. I so thought I had entered this already but I haven't so I wanted to get this in before the challenge ends tomorrow.

Challenge #1 is Happiness Is... This is what I think of when I think happy, All swirls and soft flowing lines and pink. I love girlie things. I used Basic Grey Papers for this and I cut the corner brackets with a Cuttlebug folder and the Flourish on top is a SVG cut and I can't for the life of me remember where I got it and I just spent a half hour going through files and I can't find it. I will come back when I can and let you know. I'm going to want to make more. This is a close-up of the background which I made using a versamark pen and clear embossing powder and the using Distress Ink to color in the background. I cut a mask to cover the image so I wouldn't get ink on her because I think she turned out beautifully. I used my Copics for the coloring.

Have a great day.

It is Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo

Today is Oldie But Goodie Day At Bugaboo. I was looking through images while organizing the other day and came across these. I also found this card template at imagenation the other day and I just had to try this out.
This is the front of the card. Love the Snowman Marshmallow images by Jodie. You can pick up the set here or just a few.
This is the a view looking straight on. Yhis view gives you an idea of all the layers. So cool. It does turn out to be a heavy card so check the postage before you mail one.

Run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check out the great cards by the Design Team.

Have a great day and hopefully I will see you back here tomorrow.

14 September, 2010

New Release Day

Stella is Back and how cute is this image. Wait until you see the others. Jodie has done a wonderful job with these, but then again she always does.
I used Basic Grey papers for this, colored the image with Copics, and then added some (okay, a lot of) Stickles to the moon and stars. The sketch I used for this is Sundays Scrappy Sketch that you can find Here and we get a new one every Sunday.
Run on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and see what all the other Designers have to share today and then get over to the store and see all the new Stella images today.
I also did this card for the Let's Go Dotty Challenge #33 over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge .
I also found a New to me Challenge blog called Fab And Funky Challenge Blog the other day and this week the challenge#39 is "What'eva" I am so totally impressed that they have over 400 entries this week. Well of course I need to add mine. I hope they like it.

Have a great day.

11 September, 2010

Saturday CHallenge At Bugaboo

It is time for a challenge over at Bugaboo Again and this week it is all about Fall Colors and sewing. And when I say sewing it could be actual stitching or faux stitching on your card, you could use buttons, pins, thread, anything sewing related or you could use a sewing related image like this adorable Sewing Bear that Jodie gave us all for the Friday Freebie yesterday. Don't forget to go pick yours up at the Shop if you haven't already and while you are there grab some more from the set.
If you head over to the Challenge blog for tall the details and to see what the other designers have done with Jodies wonderful images. So grab your sewing supplies and join us this week for a fun Challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend.

10 September, 2010

Friday Freebie Today

I used images from the newest set by Jodie over at Bugaboo to make this card. I could not settle on just one image so I put several together to make this card. How cute are these little images. I think these would make great buttons. I made one using Shrink Plastic and then now I can't find it. Will have to try again. I have a feeling my vacume ate it.
Please head on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what our wonderful Design Team has to share today. And then head over to the shop and pick up your 2 Freebies today. Yes I said two. Woo Hoo! I made a card with the second image but I'm saving it for tomorrow. tomorrow is Challenge Day at Bugaboo so please come back.
Have a great weekend everyone.

07 September, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

Well here is the New Release for today over at Bugaboo and i think JJ is one of my favorite characters and these new ones are great. You just have to run to the Bug Blog and check what the Design Team has to share and then hop on over to the Bugaboo Store and grab some for yourself. So Much Fun. Don't for get to stop by Paper Craft Planet and the Bugaboo Group there and share with us. We love to see what all you do. We also have a group on Crafters Digital Art Center. Come and share in the fun.
Have a Great week everyone.

06 September, 2010

What a Scarey Weekend.

On Sat morning when I turned on my computer a big black screen came up with a message that it couldn't start because something was all wrong. I had class that morning so I couldn't really do anything until later. When I followed the prompts to restore my system that all went fine but all my files were gone. I have been just sick all weekend because I don't back up my files the way I should and I was so afraid I had lost hundreds of dollars worth of images and cut files, not to mention family photos. Well my brother in law came over this afternoon and finally found the files and am I a happy girl this evening. I will be backing up my images for the next few days.

I found this new cuttlebug folder the other day and couldn't wait to do something with it. So I started with a piece of shiney purple cardstock and went from there. This is a very simple card for me. I like it. This is a project I did to give out to all my nieces and nephews and granddaughters on Halloween. This is a darling Bugaboo image from the Goofy Ghosts series that came out last week. I'm going to use a different image on each bag. It is hard to see but I covered the nose and moon with stickles.

Now here is a couple of images that I came across the other day. You can find these cuties at Claudia & Co.You can buy the images at Die Cuts R Us. I think they are pretty darn cute and they remind me of my granddaughters. On the inside of the card the sentiment says "Prepare To Be Amazed! "I used Basic Grey papers for this and then colored the images that I combined with Copics. I am entering this in the Claudia & Company Challenge that will end this week( there is a sketch) as well as entering it in the Pink Elephant; Back to School challenge this week.

Have a great day and a wonderful week everyone.

03 September, 2010

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

Today is Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo and checkout what Jodie has for us today. I just love this Umbrella and I'm sure you will too. I found this round punch by Fiskers at a local SBS on sale for $5.00 the other day and couldn't wait to try it out. Love the pattern of hearts and swirls. The paper here is Basic Grey Olivia. The round sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe. Regina has some wonderful cutting files.
This card also goes along with the Challenge this week at Allsorts Challenge Blog. The challenge is to get some inspiration from a park or garden. How about a walk in the park with this lovely Umbrella. Or one of the others that you can find in the Bugaboo Shop this morning.
Don't forget to stop by the Bug Blog and check out what the other Design Team members have dne with this image today. It is a Holiday Weekend for us here in the States. Woo Hoo! But it also signals the end of Summer. Boo Hoo and Yea. I have mixed feelings about this.
Have a Great Weeked Everyone.