Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Bubble Galore

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.  
Here it is mid-week - whew...almost to the weekend - Yahoo!  
I have a sweet little card to share with you tonight - take a look:
Digital image by Lacy Sunshine - "Bubbles Galore"

I'm playing along with the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Group challenge.
This is a fun group that you can join too and get opportunities to partipate
in special challenges and get some great free digital images.

This image actually reminds me of my baby sister when she was little.
She had the most amazing blond curly hair.  But her eyes are blue.
My daughter thinks I should have made Bubble's eyes blue too - but I like them brown :o)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
The Sketchy Challenges - Challenge #71 Cordine's sketch

STAMPlorations - April Challenge: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique
I have several favorite techniques but using digital stamps
and coloring with my copics is at the very top of the list.

Sister Act Card Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #31 - Make it Feminine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #173 Use Ice Cream Colors
my colors: huckleberry (purple), strawberry (bright pink), bubblegum (lt pink) & lemon sherbet (yellow)

Creative Moments Challenge #40 - Anything Goes/Girly
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #77 - Ladies (mine is a little lady).
  Kit and Clowder - April Challenge: Something Blue
Crafting by Designs - April Anything Goes Challenge
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD April 15 - 21 - Anything Goes

So that's it for me tonight friends :o)
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ATSM #91 - Anything Goes

Hello friends! Time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! 
ATSM Challenge #91 is "ANYTHING GOES" - Yahoo!! This is a very popular challenge.
I'm already getting my fingers all nimbled up to be leaving lots of comments this week :o)  

We have a fabulous sponsor this week - ARandomFan

Here's my card using the sponsor image called "Underwear Hero":

This image reminds me so much of my own son (who is now in college).
He used to grab the underwear out of the basket (usually clean ones :o))
and put them on his head racing through the room dressed much
like this image is (no shoes though).  He might be a bit mortified that
I shared this with you but it's a wonderful memory!

I've mentioned a time or two that I've been taking some on-line skin and hair
coloring classes.  I actually colored this image quite early on before
I had gotten too far into the hair tutorials.  Kind of disappointed with how
the hair turned out - but then I have to remember that I'm still learning
and this image is just too cute not to share with you.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
FUSION - I used the sketch (rotated)

Feeling Crafty Challenge #27 - Anything for a Child

I hope that you will go visit the rest of my lovely DT pals at ATS&M and
see their wonderful creations too.  I can't wait to see what you make!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sending Many Thanks

Hello friends!  A quick post from me tonight to share a card I made but have almost 
forgotten to get posted in time for the deadline - yikes!  I was so busy this weekend with
taxes (mine and family members) that it almost slipped right by me.  
No worries though - looks like I'll just make it!
Here it is - hope you like it :o):
Stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie - part of the Dream Big set

I made this card for my Grandma as a thank you for a recent birthday gift.  
 I used my cupcake punch to make the clouds - feeling pretty crafty about that :o) 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
House of Cards Sketch #4 - using Cute and/or Shabby/VintageStyle

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!  
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello friends! Hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are :o)  Easter is just 
around  the corner and such a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings.  
Especially the greatest blessing of all. 

I'm looking forward to spending time with family and trying a couple new recipes from my 
Pioneer Woman cookbook (I got the holiday one for my anniversary).  

I've probably made more Easter cards this year to send to my friends and family 
than I ever have before.  There are so many cute patterned papers, stamps and digital
images with Easter themes - it's futile to resist the urge to create :o).  

Take a look at my newest Easter card please:
Digital image by Lacy Sunshine - "Rory's Eggstra Delivery"

This is Rory. Isn't she sweet?  She was so much fun to color!
Her big sack of eggs makes my kind of sad that my kids are too "big"
now for the annual Easter egg hunt which was a tradition of ours for a very long time.  
I'd hide them for myself - but with the way my memory has been lately, 
I might not find them until August - LOL.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges today:
Alphabet Challenge - E for Easter
Digi Haven - Easter Challenge with a Twist to use Brown 
Creative Card Crew #59 - Spring
Divas by Design - Easter/Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges 231 - The Crazies get their Egg on (use an egg on your project) 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, April 11, 2014

Christmas Greetings

Hello friends! Happy weekend :o)  According to the weather channel we are going to have a cold and snowy day (after nearly 70 degrees on Friday).  What a perfect time to share a Christmas card with you!  This second week of April at 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown, our hostess Deborah has a color challenge for us to try.  

Take a look at the 52CCT April Color Challenge:

To be eligible for TOP Honours you must use at least 3 of the colors in the photo.  
Neutrals such as white, cream, black, grey, gold or silver can be used on your card base,
embellishments or inks.  However the main colors must come from the photo.

Deborah has kindly given us a reference of Stampin Up colors that are very similar
to the dots in the graphic (sometimes computers show the colors differently):
Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, River Rock
Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue

Here's my card using Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
and some copic colors that are in different shades of blues.
Digital image by Bugaboo Digis

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenges - Stella Says Sketch #207

Christmas Card Challenges #19 - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April - Anything Goes

Please go check out the lovely creations from the rest of our talented DT at 52CCT!
Our Guest Designer this month is Pat Couder - so excited to have her with us.
I hope to be seeing your lovely Christmas card in our gallery this week.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring! From the Heart April Digi of the Month Challenge, retrosketches#109, Papertake Weekly - Spring

Hello friends!  Got off work a little early, made chicken pot pie for dinner, watched an older episode of Glee on Netflix with my daughter tonight (I'm so hooked on that show now) and finished up this card. A wonderful Thursday evening and tomorrow is TGIF - whoo hoo!!

Here's the card I made - take a look: 
Digital image by From the Heart - "Spring Medley"

I'm so looking forward to seeing some pretty little flowers like this peeking out of the ground :o) Soon - oh so soon, I hope!  I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
From the Heart - April Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge
I got this beautiful digital image for free by using the digi from the March challenge.

retrosketches #109 (see sketch below)

Papertake Weekly - Spring has Sprung

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today. I'm sure glad that you did! 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting friends! D

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes...ATS&M#90 {Photo Inspiration}

Hello friends! Hope your week is going well. I had a wonderful talk with my son last night.  
He's doing so well in college and his job - and he has a wonderful girlfriend.  
Makes my heart happy to hear him so happy! I was especially tickled
because he said that he saw one of my cards that I posted on Facebook
and was showing it to his roommate and bosses.  
What a great kid I have showing off his mama's mad card-makin' skills - LOL!! 

I see that I also have a new follower - welcome! So glad you have you along. 

Speaking of mad card-makin' skills - we have a  fabulous Guest Designer this week - Bonnie
and a new challenge for you over at ATS&M.  Challenge #90 is a Photo Inspiration. 
We would like to see your mad card-makin' skills using the photo above for inspiration.
So many things in here to inspire you - the eggs, ovals,
Easter, bright colors, flowers,blue sky, Spring, etc.  What will you make?

Here's what I made this week to inspire you:
Digital image by ARandomFan - "Party Animal"

I was totally inspired by the bright, fun colors in this photo. 
Who can resist such a cute little monster? Not me :o)

This cute digital image is by our challenge sponsor this month - ARandomFan who generously 
provided our DT with some images to use 
and is offering a prize to our TOP ADDICT 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenges #15 - Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenges - Anything for a Child Challenge #27
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #188 - Color a Stamped Image (digi or rubber)

The rest of my lovely DT pals at ATS&M have also made some amazing creations 
to share with and inspire you this week. I hope you will go visit them as well and 
say "hi".  We love to  hear from you, and can't wait to see what you make!
 Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D