Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Happy

My youngest granddaughter's 17th birthday is coming up and I wanted to use one of Krista's sweet Saturated Canary girls for her birthday card.  Krista's girls are just the cutest & have so much personality...........just like my granddaughter.  (She can be a  This one is called Pack Light.  She's actually sitting cross-legged on top of her luggage but I just wanted to use her cute little face.  Her beautiful long hair is just like my Shaye's.  Just darling as can be.  Happy Birthday, Shaye!!! (btw.......YAY.......she loved her card....especially the knew she

I've colored her with my Copics & used lots of gray DP from a new MME paper pad that I hadn't used yet.  I also used a new diecut rounded tag set from Sizzix that I got for my birthday recently. It comes with 8 dies. The larger ones look like big arches that would be perfect for main images on a card. I'll definitely be using a lot of these dies.  The sentiment came from Create with TLC.  Paulette is always so very generous with her sentiments & graphics.

I used this beautiful sketch from The Sweet Stop.  They also added a spin to the sketch challenge.........tell what movie or book inspired your card.  Well the first movie that popped into my head is one of my favorites..........."13 Going on 30".  That describes my granddaughter to a tee.  (Although she's really 17 going on 35.......hahaha)

 I'd like to also enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturated Canary Challenge Blog:  #28 Dark colors
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #98 Girls, Girls, Girls
One Stop Craft Challenge:  #201 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog:  #136 Use a Digi
Creative Inspirations Paint:  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy Challenges:  #2 Birthday bling
Clearly iStamp:  #62 Ribbon or Twine
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly:  Birthday
Cards Galore Challenge Blog:  October ~ Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox:  #29  Use Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge:  October ~ Birthdays Blog:  #7 Die Cuts
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge:  #74 Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft Blog:  #12 Bling it on
SJ Crafts:  #10 Birthdays & optional circles (dotted DP)
Lollipop Crafts:  #92 Happy Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  #186 No Rules!
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #52 All Things Sparkly

Supplies used:
Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I always look forward to reading your lovely comments.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ooh la la

Ooh la la.....Paris anyone?  LOL This is my DT card for the next Clear It Out challenge which starts tomorrow.  We would love to see anything having to do with the "gift of Christmas"......however you interpret that statement.  It doesn't have to be a Christmas card.  Just something to do with a special gift or presents like I have on my card.  Use your imagination & be creative.  Now as for my card...........I'm having a PINK Christmas in Paris because my recipient is oh so "fabulous" and so very loved.  So my special gift is hidden inside the cute bag & those boxes are full of FABulous things I found while shopping in some cute Paris boutiques underneath the Eiffel Tower.  LOL  I can dream, can't I?  LOL  I even thought of hanging ornaments from the Eiffel Tower but resisted the temptation.  LOL  May have been a bit too much.........ya think?  :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Melonheadz Illustrations.  The winner of our challenge will receive $15 to spend in Nikki's Etsy shop.  I've used the cute Paris digital set already colored for you.  Easy Peasy!  She also has a lot of cute freebies on her blog you might want to check out.

My birthday was on Saturday & I spent the day sick as a dog.  Yuck!  Not my favorite way to spend my birthday.  But my oldest granddaughter brought a movie & cake over today & we watched "Snow White & the Huntsman".  I really enjoyed it!  Even hubby watched some of it with us ('course we had to use the duct tape cuz he would not stop  I have the sweetest family in the world.  I am so very blessed!

Well........back to my card.......I've used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Sketches make it so much easier for me to design a card.  How about you?  This was a fun one........

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #52  All things Sparkly
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Dies and/or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #36 Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges:  #15 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #105 Anything Goes
Divas by Design:  #56 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  #85 Love (the city of 'love' Paris & gifts)
Paper Crafting Journey:  Bling
Shelly's Images:  TTT Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe (ribbon-free-die)
Sentimental Sundays:  #124 Black & White plus another color (pink) must include a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  #113 Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #19 Anything Goes Blog:  #7 Die Cuts

Thanks again for joining me.  I always appreciate your kind words you leave for me.

Supplies used:
  • DP: Black cardstock, NitWits ~ "Eggstra Special" (pink),  "Breath of Fresh Air" (gray)
  • Dies: Spellbinders"Lattice Rectangles"
  • Digital Stamp:  Melonheadz "Paris" bundle
  • Stamp:  "you are fabulous" Whimsy Stamps 
  • Inks:  Distress Ink "black soot"
  • Misc. Stash:  Black ribbon, Recollections silver glitter dots, glittery black tulle, bling, black ribbon flower, charm
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I need Candy!

Did that post title grab your attention? LOL We all "need" some candy every now & then.......right?  LOL   Well if you check out my card below it looks like my little Trick or Treater's pumpkin bag is empty.  aaaawwww poor thing!  That's why she's shouting "I NEED CANDY!"  LOL Somebody help the girl!  LOL

We're in the midst of our Biweekly challenge at Clear It Out Challenges.  We would love to see your creations using mostly Purple, Orange and/or Black (or all 3 like I did).  The theme is everyone's favorite "Anything Goes".   Our sponsor is once again the FABulous Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodie is so generously giving the winner of this challenge 7 free digis.  How cool is that!  This little darling Trick or Treater is called Halloween Brat Pumpkin and you can find her HERE.  I've added lots of dimension by layering the leaves, lollipop & pumpkins.  It's hard to tell from this you'll just have to trust me.  LOL  (You can read the other deets about my card below.)

It was a wee bit of a challenge to make this card cuz if anything could go wrong or break at my house........IT DID!  LOL  Starting with my washer that overflowed into my carpeted hallway.  UGH  What a mess!  I just got my new washer last night so you know what I'm doing today..............yeppers........LAUNDRY!  But the blessing is that we're getting our whole house carpeted.  Yippee Skippee!!!  I won't go into all the other events of the week.  Let's just say it was the week from H*LL.  But the Lord helped us get through it & we're happy as clams again.  Whew!  We really don't need that kind of drama in our lives......right?  LOL

Back to my card......I've used this GREAT sketch from Sketch N Stash.  I will definitely be using this one again.
I would also like to enter this challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog:  #37 Costumes/Dress Up
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #104 Sentiment on front of card
Penny's Paper ~ Crafty Challenge Blog:  #96 Die Cuts/Punches
The Paper Shelter:  #84 Distressing (I used Distress Ink on edges)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Glimmer and Sparkle
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #51 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges:  #55 Halloween
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes & a blog hop
Creative Card Crew:  #20 Purple
Party Time Tuesdays:  #88 Halloween
Ribbon Carousel Blog:  #73 Halloween plus ribbon or twine
Thru the Craftroom Door:  #38 Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #28 Distressing (I used Distress Ink on edges)
Forever Friends:  #46 Anything Goes
Hookedoncraft Challenges:  #25  Halloween
My Craft Spot:  #71 Halloween
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog:  #28 Use a Digi
Totally Stampalicious:  Anything Goes
Catered Crop:  Halloween
Pile it On:  #40 For a Child
A Gem of a Challenge:  #56 For the Girls
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #17 Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts:  #95 Include apple or pumpkin somewhere
Broken Box Stock:  #11 Make a Halloween card
The Poodles Parlour:  Halloween
WKR Stampede:  #8 Halloween Fun
Craft Us Crazy:  #27 Halloween and/or Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges:  #40 Shine On (sparkle, shine or gloss)
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge:  Anything Goes
Shelly's Images ~ TTT Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe (orange, bling, die cut) Blog:  #7 Die Cuts

Supplies used:
  • Copic markers: Skin: E000, E00, R20 ~ Hair & Shoes: E53, E33 ~ Socks: YR20, YR21 ~ Leaves: G40, G82, G94 ~ Leaf Stems: YR24, E57 ~ Pumpkins: YR20, YR21, Y38 ~ Sucker: R81, R83 ~ Sucker stick: YR24
  • DP: from my stash
  • Glittery Black Tulle cut with Tim Holtz' Alternations Sizzix Die "Pennants" 
  • Dies: Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circle
  • Digital Stamp:  Bugaboo "Halloween Brat Pumpkin"
  • Digital Sentiment:  'Digital Scrapbook Place' Candy Love word art
  • Inks:  Distress Ink "black soot"
  • Misc. Stash:  Button, MME Baker's Twine, Recollections glitter dots, rhinestone black trim

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Your comments always brighten my day.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clear It Out challenge time

It's time for our next challenge at the Clear It Out challenge blog and we would love to see your Purple, Orange and/or Black projects.  It's an "Anything Goes" theme so break out those colors & join in the fun.  But remember that we want to mainly see those colors on your project.   Your project could be Halloween, birthday or what-have-you.  Skies the limit.  I'll be posting my challenge card next week so watch for it.  I also have 2 birthday cards to work on in the next 1-1/2 weeks.  Yikes!  That's a lot for me.  LOL  I better get to work!

Thanks so much for playing along with us.  It's been so much fun to see all of the creativity come alive on your blogs.  This is a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to enter. 

Thanks a bunch for visiting.  See you again.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~