Monday, September 30, 2013

Eureka Stamps - Challenge #59 - Wings & Things

This week at Eureka Stamps we are all about wings - yep, our challenge is "Wings & Things".  You may think that is rather limiting, but there are plenty of things that have wings - bugs, birds, angels, planes, fairies...the possibilities are endless.

For my project I chose to use 1601 Penguin on Ice and  20105 Chill Out  for my card.  I love this little penguin!!  The ice sparkles a bit because I colored it with Spica Glitter Pens.  The papers I used were pieces/parts from other projects.  I hate to throw away the pieces of paper that I can use another time so often I go to that box to use the parts rather than breaking out another sheet of paper.  

I hope you come on over and join the fun this week at Eureka Stamps.  We'd love to see you!!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  God bless you!!! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Eureka Challenge #58 - Tag You're It!

It's a new week at Eureka Stamps challenge and this week it's all about tags - include a tag on your card or make a tag.  I decided to make a tag...and instead of using ribbon to tie it on the package - I used fun fur yarn.  You can find the image at Eureka Stamps...along with a ton of other great images!!!!

So make a tag or card with a tag and come on over to join us.  We'd love to see you!!!!  Blessings to you and your family!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pattie's Creations Challenge #76 - Animals.....and a SALE!

Happy Friday!!!  We've made it to the end of another week....and we've also made it the beginning of a new challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!  Who doesn't love animals?  Even if you aren't one who has furry friends living with you we all have those cute animal stamps or digi's that we use.  It's time to get them out and join us in our Animal Challenge at Pattie's Creations.  And guess what?  There is no excuse because if you don't have an animal stamp - or you're just tired of yours and want a new one - head on over to Pattie's Etsy Shop because all her images are on SALE!!!  Yep - every image is on sale 40% off (use coupon code PATTIEBOOP1 at checkout).  And I'm sure you'll find more than just one animal digi that you can't resist!  LOL!!

For my card I used "Mr. Bookworm with Books".  Isn't he just the cutest little worm you've ever seen?  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and then just layered it up with pieces-parts of leftover cardstock and paper.

So come on over and join us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge....and head on over to Pattie's Etsy shop to join in the only have until Sept 22nd to cash in on this incredible event!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a very blessed day!!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

{PIN}spirational Challenge #75 / Twist of Faith Challenge #55

It's a 2 For 1 Tuesday for me today....since today I have two cards for two different design teams to share.  First up - {PIN}spirational Challenges - challenge #75.  As you may or may not remember, at {PIN}spirational Challenges we have a weekly picture to inspire your creativity.  This week I love the picture since I love Fall:
Isn't that a beautiful picture?  And not just the picture - but the word picture it creates for Fall.  Our sponsors this week are:
5 digis to winner 



My card was using an image from QKR Stampede.  I printed the image on 3 colors of stock and then cut them out and used some Stickles on them.  

Next up for today is Twist of Faith - where our theme this week is Buttons.   I love using buttons!  It's one of my favorite embellishments to use.  Our sponsor this week is:

                                                                              Robyn's Fetish

The image I chose to use is called "Bella the Snow Lady".  I colored her with pencils and then went over the "snow" part with Spica Glitter pen in clear to make her glisten.  To add to the sparkle of the card, I used glitter tape from Darice and then put the buttons on the tape lined down the side.

So now that you have seen two challenges - are you inspired?  By one?  Or maybe even both?  I hope so!!  I'd love to see you at both challenges!!  You could make one card and enter what not get out those buttons and make a Fall themed card this week.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for stopping by today and God bless you & your family. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Eureka Stamps - Challenge #57 - Color Inpiration

This is my favorite time of year - when the temps get cooler and the Fall colors start appearing.  This week at Eureka Stamps we have a color inspiration for you that has some of those fall colors:

Aren't those just beautiful!!!  I didn't go with a Fall theme for my card but I did keep with the colors.  I used digi5903(412) Best Friends and digi8105(98-522) You're Special.  I thought they were so cute and would be a great friendship card.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and used stash papers and stock.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us at Eureka Stamps this week!  Blessings to you and your family.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Strength & Miracles

This new stamp was screaming to be used!  Of course I have lots of stamps that haven't been used (don't we all) and part of my quest is to use what I have and not buy anything new.  So I promise that I didn't buy this one!  :)  A dear friend sent it to me and I fell in love with it because it's such a powerful sentiment.  I made this card for a monthly swap over at SCS.  Not sure what the purples were all about - but it was paper I had and ribbon I had so why not - right?  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Twist of Faith - Challenge #54 - Monochromatic

Monochromatic cards is the theme this week at Twist of Faith!  I love making monochromatic cards - it takes a lot of the guess work out of the process.  But sometimes it can even be more of a challenge because sometimes even the same colors won't go together - you know how it goes.  

This week our sponsor is Melonheadz Illustrations.  I love Melonheadz!!!  The images are neat and wow - does Niki have some great collections!!!!

I chose to use a candle for my card this week.  I used to make candles right in my kitchen and so this image brought back a lot of memories for me.  I must admit when I was making candles my house never smelled better!  LOL!! 

 I hope you come on over and join in the fun this week at Twist of Faith!  

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Blessings to you and your families.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Eureka Stamps - Challenge #56 - Shaped Cards

We all have things we are comfortable with - not only in our every day life, but also in our crafting.  And I certainly have my comfort zone.  When it comes to crafting, my crafting comfort zone is the normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (A2) size card.  Anytime there is a challenge where the theme is a shaped card, I stress and worry and think there is no way that I can do it.  So there I was - looking right in the face of the Eureka Stamps Challenge this week:  Shaped Cards.  What in the world would I do?  Then I decided that I wanted to really step out of my comfort zone and not do a circle or oval (something I could cut out with my trusty Cuttlebug.  I'm starting to move towards Fall cards now and thought a pumpkin would be fun. we go - a pumpkin.  It's also the first time that I've ever done any "fussy cutting" of an image.  I'm not sure if I'm thrilled about this card - but I do like it.  And who knows - this might just be the start of more shaped cards for me.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Blessings to you and to your families.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pattie's Creations - Gift Tags (no cards) - challenge #75

I'm late - I'm late - for a very important date!!  But better late than never right?  I sure hope so!

This time at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge we are celebrating!  What are we celebrating?  Well, it can be anything you want to a gift this week?  Or next?  You'll need a gift tag to make that package why not make one and not only use it for your gift - but also enter into our challenge which is Gift Tags (no cards).  Remember the rule at Pattie's must always use an image.

When I was trying to decide what image to use for my tag, this little penguin kept catching my eye...don't you think he's adorable???  You can find him at Pattie's Etsy Shop along with many other wonderful images!  I usually don't make tags so mine isn't the best, but it's an attempt and isn't that what challenges are all about anyway - to help us go outside our comfort zone?  I used some papers I had in my stash of pieces/parts.  I love using them - makes me feel a sense of accomplishment since I used something that would normally go in the trash.  Of course with just about anything I make, I had to either add buttons or bling...and this time it just cried out for some bling.  The final result:

Alright - you know the drill - now it's your turn!  Come on over to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge and show us your tags!  I'll be looking for you!!!  

Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit me.  I sincerely appreciate it and am honored.  God bless you!!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


It's September 5th....and that means it's SHARON DAY!  What is "Sharon Day" you may askWell, it's the 5th of the month which means over at Crafty Gals on SCS we are honoring another member of our group and September it's Sharon.  

Now Sharon is quite the woman.  She has a very fun blog:  Sharons Thoughts and Crafts.  Spending time there will not only show you her crafting talents, but also you will learn about Sharon as a person.  There are a few things you will quickly discover:
  1. Sharon has a craft room that will make you very jealous - check it out:  Craft Room post
  2. Sharon can make tons of cards in a very short time:  Christmas cards in July
  3. Sharon is an SU Demonstrator!
You'll learn a lot more too!  But you'll have to go to her blog and get to know her....believe me - it's worth it.

Now part of honoring Sharon this month is that we are to go to her blog for inspiration and create something inspired by what we found.  Remember I told you that Sharon makes tons of cards in a short period of time?  Well, recently Sharon went to a crop and I think she needed a whole blog just to post the cards she made at that crop!  She posted a ton of them - 47 in one post (if I counted correctly)!!!  And they are all so beautiful:  Sharon's weekend card makingIn some of these cards were that is where I took my inspiration....and I made a butterfly card.  (This card was also part of the monthly challenge group on SCS).

 Sharon, enjoy your day - and I can't wait to visit the blogs and see all the lovely creations from the Crafty Gal's.  You'll want to check them out too - they are all listed to the left of this post.  

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today!!  Blessings to you!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

{PIN}spirational #73 & Twist of Faith #53

What goes together better than frogs an anniversaries?  Well come on - aren't boys made of snails & puppy dog tails & play with frogs...and then they grow up and we marry them and have anniversaries?  Ok, ok, I know I'm reaching here....but what else can I do when it's Tuesday and time for a dual post?  

{PIN}spirational Challenge #73 is hoppin' this week with this cute little guy:

As always we have two great sponsors:
(prize: $20 gift certificate)
(prize: 2 digi's) 

I used an image from Lacy Sunshine called "Pickles Sharing Love"

Next up is Twist of Faith where this week we are celebrating Anniversaries.  I have celebrated 13 of them with my Prince Charming. 

Our sponsor this week is:
(prize: 5 images)

I used  an image called "Happy Couple".  The verse is a velum quote.  I must admit that I have always struggled using these...I think partly because I'm just too cheap to buy the type of adhesive that doesn't show up on vellum.  LOL!  

Now it's your turn - Come on over and join us at both challenges this week.  Thanks for stopping by!!  Blessings to you. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Eureka #55 - Tender Thoughts

"Tender Thoughts".  Isn't that a nice phrase?  Well, it's also a line of stamps at Eureka Stamps.  And it's also the theme this week at Eureka Stamps Challenge!  I absolutely love this line of images because not only are they just so beautiful, but in many of them the sentiment is built right into the image.  For some reason sentiments are a struggle for me - trying to match up the right sentiment with the right image for the right occasion.   

For this challenge I chose to use "On My Heart".  I love this image and even know exactly who will be receiving this card this week.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and then just added a few butterflies, pearls and a chipboard flower.  

Come on over and join us at Eureka Stamps this week and show us your take on "Tender Thoughts".  Remember, you have to play to win!  

I'm also submitting this card for the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and have a very blessed day!