Monday, October 31, 2011

A Fabby Sketch at Digi Makeover Challenges

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel

Hello to all of you! sorry this post is a bit on the late side. it's getting harder and harder to move out of bed with this horrendous migraine. I've had it for almost a month and it is NOT my friend. our insurance company has decided to stop covering my migraine medicine, so it's been a rough road since nothing seems to help this horrid beastie. anyhow, on to my project for today.....

There is a wonderful sketch for everyone to use over at The Digi Makeover Challenge. Please be sure to stop by and see the AMAZING samples created by the DT. so much talent!

I used the beautiful flowers and senti available in the Color it Summer digi set. using my Gimp program, I separated each image so that I could easier manipulate the size when printing. I'm sure many of you already have done this little trick before, but I'm new to it and it's sooooo nice for sets like this! I used a new to me Spellbinder die and Basic Grey Marjolaine papers. the SU! seam binding was lightly spritzed with walnut gold glimmer mist to add a bit of ageing. some dew drops & ric rac finish off the cards.

Paper Pretties - use a sentiment
Pollycraft - anything goes
Come and Get it - anything goes
Dream Valley - anything goes
Crafty Pad - friendship
Cardmad Fairy - friendship

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I want a cute Reindeer Hat.....

Coffee of the Day - Maple Pecan

Happy happy Saturday! guess what? we are supposed to have SNOW today!!!! woooo hooooo! not only do I have my fam home for the weekend (well, they are out at Camp working a big youth retreat until tomorrow, but they are HERE in the area!!), but snow is coming! yeeehaw! I am so excited! :) I know many of you don't share my enthusiasm for the white stuff, but I really do love the snow. so just send all of yours my way, and we will all be happy!

also, everyone loved their Halloween candy treat boxes that have posted. Mick, as you know, received his last week and his candy is completely gone. I told him that I would load him up on more before he and his roomie return to school tomorrow. but even the guys took the time to look the boxes over before diving into the candy. they loved the little mummies best, though. we are fans of the undead for some whacked out reason! guess that explains why Zombieland is one of our all-time fave movies ever!

anyhow, I want to show you my card for today. I had entered it into the WCMD contest over at Paper Crafts mag, but it didn't win. the plus side is that it will be sent to a soldier stationed overseas to send back home for the holidays, so someone will hopefully enjoy it. I liked it though! :) and I'm very happy for the people who did win! such talent!

Papers are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, except for paper pieced reindeer hat, which is Echo Park. cutie pie image is A Day for Daisies. I would love to have a hat like this, but it might look a bit funny on an old lady like me..... oh well. buttons are vintage, as is the lace. rub-on senti is SU!. added a bit of faux stitching and polka dots with my white gel pen.

Bah Humbug - die cuts
Card Makin' Mamas - die cuts
Raise the Bar - sew what
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes Christmas
MelJen's - Christmas
ABC Christmas - vintage
Critter Sketch - 3 pattern papers
Christmas Inspirations - die cuts
Little Claire - Christmas

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Candy Treat Boxes - finally finished! :)

Coffee of the Day - Texas Turtle (pecan, chocolate, & caramel)

whew..... I finally finished the last of the Halloween candy treat boxes for everyone. and a good thing since the whole family will be together later this afternoon! ;) I am counting Jocelyn in this, too. I like her box best since I got to frou frou it up a bit more. still could have added a lot more stuff to all of them, but being sicky icky has taken it's toll on my crafty mojo & time as I've said before.

All images are from A Day for Daisies and stripe paper is Michael's Recollections. paper for wonderful skulls is Basic Grey Eerie. trims came from JoAnn's in their Halloween craft area. the fabby felt flower for Jocelyn's box is from Etsy. I'll be more than happy to connect you with the exact store if you are interested. :)

Paper is adhered using Mod Podge to drink carriers that were first spray painted. An additional coat of Mod Podge goes over the top to help seal. it really helps give a finished look to whatever project you are working on. images were for the most part printed onto SU! vellum cs. only those for tags were printed onto SU! whisper white cs. baker's twine also came from Etsy, since I long ran out of my A*Muse tying all of the candy cones. will need to place an order with them before the holidays for more treat gift boxes I plan to make!

everyone have a wonderful weekend! love ya bunches!

Delightful Challenges - orange, black, green, & purple
Glitter Geeks - ghosts, ghouls, spiders, spooks
Paper Play - Halloween/witches
Pixie Dust - spooky
Rainbow Lady - spooky and witches
Paper Craft Journey - use a digi
Sassy Studios - fave movie theme (Zombieland, of course! anyone got a twinkie?! tee hee!)
DYSU - Halloween
Divas by Design - spooky
Crafting for all Seasons - Halloween
Fab 'n Funky - Halloween
IBFC - Halloween
Fresh Brewed - spooky sweet treats
Paper Variety - Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Halloween
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Pattie's - Halloween
Crafty Catz - spooky

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Miracle of Life

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Macadamia Nut

Hello to each of you! I hope you are having a most lovely Wednesday!

Just a quick little baby card to show you today. We know several people who are expecting precious bundles of joy, so thought I would incorporate this beautiful image from Tammy's October Club Kit at A Day for Daisies into a card to present. the wonderful senti comes from Paulette at Create with TLC. papers are Prima Nursery Tales. buttons are from vintage stash, so nothing really fancy going on here, as it is for a boy and I have to take into consideration all of the rules my guys give me to follow! ;) but I did add a wee little white safety pin and millinery flower by the tag to create a bit of baby softeness.

Craft Your Passion - kraft
Crafts and Me - blue
Whimsy Inspiration - buttons
Digital Tuesday - buttons & twine
Jen's Digis - polka dots
Ladybug Crafts Ink - baby
Kraft Journal - anything goes with kraft

Monday, October 24, 2011

'Up With People' Fundraising coming soon! :)

thank you so much to all of you who have left such wonderful comments for Ryan about his being accepted into 'Up With People'!!!! we are so excited!

Soon I will have a linky on my sidebar that can take you to the site where you can make donations to his specific account, since some of you have asked how to contribute. We are also going to be going gangbusters on doing all kinds of fundraising to get the money together to make sure that he is able to go for the year, leaving in July 2012.

I will be making some music themed cards to sell, he is going to have several pancake breakfasts and lasagna dinners in our area, and who knows what else we will come up with?! ;) we're working on a fun idea for Valentine's Day serenades, too, which I think could be a big hit!

I promise to keep everyone posted! thank you again for your prayers and kindness! it means so much to all of us! :)

Fall Colors with Digi Makeover Challenges

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel White Mocha

Happy Monday to each of you!

sorry that this is going to be a short post. I am still feeling so horrible, as my card will attest.... my crafty mojo has gone by the wayside and I'm doing all I can just to meet the few remaining DT obligations I have. went straight to bed right after church yesterday and didn't get up until this morning. hope this is over soon....

anyhow, you most certainly don't want to hear about THAT! ;) I hope you can take away just a bit of inspiration somewhere in my card today. if not, please please stop by the DigiMakeover Challenge blog to gaze upon the lovely projects featured by the other DT members there.

Our new challenge for the week is a color one.... use the above color palette to inspire your projects. I used this precious Sprout silhouette image and papers by Echo Park Victoria Garden. buttons are from my vintage stash, paper flowers are Prima, beautiful brown flower is cut from Webster's Pages Bloomers, embossing folder is Cuttlebug. senti is also from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happiness in the Leaves

Coffee of the Day - Texas Turtle (pecan, caramel, and choco)

From time to time, Jellypark is asked to sponsor other challenge blogs out in papercraft land. Pile it On is the sponsor this week, with the theme 'Be Happy'. there are so many adorable images in Claire's store that fit this theme, it made it tough to choose. I finally decided upon this cutie young girl playing in the leaves. do you still get the craving to just give a good ol' jump in the fall leaves? I know I do! and big puddles after a rain as well! tee hee!

Papers are Basic Grey Oxford, buttons and crochet linen bits are all vintage, paper leaves are Prima, and trim is from Etsy. senti is from Raindrop Echo.

Lily Pad - sketch
Catered Crop - recipe: fall colors, patterned papers, leaf stamp, button embellies, autumn theme

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Candy Treat Box

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Happy Weekend to you! I hope you have some wonderful plans for this weekend! :)

We were blessed to spend some time with Mick on Thursday night and then again yesterday morning visiting him at school. how truly glorious to see him again! he is turning into such a phenomenal young man that makes me so very proud every time I see him! :) yep, proud mom talking over here! grins! I decided a few weeks ago to make some special treat boxes for my guys for Halloween, and of course a unique one for Jocelyn, being the only girl in the bunch. she's one of mine even though she isn't an official Scull..... YET! tee hee! this is the one I made to take to Mick. it's a bit on the simple side 'cause Mick isn't one for the extras and frou frou..... not to mention I learned at the last minute that we were going to see him so I had to hurry to get it finishes! ha!

I'll show you each of them as I finish them up..... Tyler's will be delivered next week and Jocelyn & Mick will be here for the Halloween weekend to help with a fall retreat at Camp. They are made from drink holders that have been spray painted and covered in various scrapbook papers. All digis come from A Day for Daisies. the spiders in their web were printed onto vellum so the paper underneath would still show through. when I saw this Sizzix skull die a while back, I immediately picked it up. it is a necessity in this family with a last name like ours! :) baker's twine is from A*Muse, which came from my friend Nancy. I was the winner of a prize pack of hers a few weeks ago. love this twine! the cone bags are filled with various candies and fit perfectly in each slot of the holder. some wired orange ribbon is tied at the handle and finished with a fun mummy tag, paper pieced similar to the card I made several days ago.

Raise the Bar - orange & black
If the Shoe Fits - Halloween
Poodles Parlour - spooky Halloween
Stampin' for the Weekend - spooky
Delightful Challenges - Halloween
Stamp Insanity - trick out a treat
Allsorts - Halloween
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colors
Di's Digi - Halloween
Just Some Lines - Halloween

Friday, October 21, 2011

Putting on a Costume with Jellypark!

Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Hazelnut

Today marks new releases and a new challenge over at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges. the theme is to use any kind of image that shows your person or cutey critter wearing a costume. it can be Halloween themed if you would like.

I chose to use one of Claire's new digi images, Boy in Pumpkin Costume, for my card. papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Matilda collection. I used a sketch from Fetch-A-Sketch for my layout. the seam tape is some from my big big dyeing adventure the other day with the multiple shades of glimmer mist. The pretty Spellbinders die is so decorative, I kept everything else pretty simple.

I hope you have a most wonderful weekend! love to each of you! :)

Paper Crafting Journey - orange, black, and white
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween
Pattie's Creations - Halloween
Sassy Studios - Halloween

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enjoy Life

Coffee of the Day - Gingerbread

What a glorious fall day it is here! although some might beg to differ, it's all a matter of perspective..... we can find joy wherever we happen to look. the cloudy backdrop sets off the beautiful golds and reds of the changing leaves. the brisk temps and wind let me know that snow is just around the corner. you know how much I LOVE the snow! :) the squirrels and chippys are out scurrying around gathering as many nuts as they can, so it's fun to watch them in action. while I sit looking out the window with my ever present cup of coffee or tea, I can gaze upon God's creations and smile. there is always beauty to behold if we but stop and seek it.

Today is my dad's birthday. He has been gone from this world for 19 years. I miss him so much still, but treasure dearly the moments we had. I was blessed indeed to have him in my life.

My card today uses an image from the October Club Kit at A Day for Daisies called 'My Apple Tree'. When I was little my dad and I used to go pick apples together every fall, and that is something I passed on to my sons. It made me smile when a few weekends ago Mick took his girlfriend apple picking, too. how wonderful to see the traditions being passed on, as they are meant to be! :) so this cute little image has a special meaning to me. the senti from Create with TLC seemed the perfect pairing. papers are Basic Grey Oxford. a cardboard mat was also cut with the Spellbinders die and then inked with white craft. a fun little bow of red twine was attached with a mini clothespin.

CCEE Stampers - fall
CRAFT - autumn
Do You Stack Up - trees
Little Red Wagon - fall
Penny's - apples
Southern Girls - spots and stripes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For Someone Special...

Coffee of the Day - Texas Turtle (caramel, pecan, and chocolate)

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful start to your day wherever you may be in this glorious big world! :)

There is a challenge going on over at The Stamping Boutique to create a card for someone special. Mick's girlfriend had a big job interview yesterday so I wanted to make her a card to let her know that I was thinking of her during this time. She and I share a big affection for all things princess and girly, so this cute "Fairy Princess Laundry Line" image from TSB seemed perfect. she loves purples and pinks, so of course that is what I used. papers are My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life, wonderful felt flower is from Etsy, and chipboard tiara that I covered in stickles is Maya Road. LOTS of shimmerz paint on the main image, too.

Have a most amazing day! :)

Clear it Out - trim (can't even tell you how old this lace trim is.... eek!)
Cutie Pie - recipe (I hope my fairy outfit counts!)
Lollipop - no senti
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Allsorts - lavendar and lace
Cardmad Fairy - spots and stripes (on tights)
Charisma Cards - in stitches
Digi Doodles Shop Best - lavendar and lace

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fear of Spiders....

Coffee of the Day - Maple Pecan

I wanted to share with all of you that I am stepping down from almost all of my DT commitments since I am not getting any better right now. haven't been able to keep food down for going on 2 weeks & my fever just won't come down. blech! it just isn't fair to the stores and challenges that I was with to have someone who can't give them the full attention that they deserve. When I am healthy, it is no problem, but man, when the illnesses hit, my body lets me know that crafting falls to the bottom of the priority list. on a positive note, my term was almost complete with several of the teams, so I did give it my best shot of making it through. I really do hate leaving. it's hard for me to write that email to someone telling them I am stepping down.

I was finally able to do a bit of crafting yesterday. it felt good, but it took me not just all day, but into the late night to finish one card. I loved this cute senti that Paulette from Create with TLC released as a freebie last week about spiders. while Mick and I happen to love spiders in all shapes & sizes, Ryan and David are scared to death of them. I mean, seriously freaked by them. (kinda like me and monkeys!) so it just seemed perfect to use this senti on a Halloween card for David. I combined 3 wonderful images from Tammy over at A Day for Daisies with Echo Park Apothecary Emporium papers, authentic vintage seam tape (from an antique store even!!), rhinestones, gorgeous trim, and Prima rose. the seam tape, senti tag, and rose were sprayed with glimmer mist.

Crafty Cardmakers - cute with a dark twist
Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
Paper Creations Ink - Halloween
Paper Pretties - Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
Gingerloft - Halloween or fall
Paper Sundaes - Halloween or fall
Desert Island Crafters - Halloween, candy colors (orange slices & licorice), shades of grey, spiders, undead (a family fave!)
Tiffany Doodles - paper piecing
Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween
D2D - cute Halloween (well I think they are cute anyhow!)
One Stop Craft - Halloween
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween
Crazy Challenge - Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2011

In the Spotlight with Digi Makeover Challenges

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Macadamia

Good morning to all of you! I hope your week is starting off in a most lovely way! I'm still icky poo over here, but we are NOT going to focus on that yuck..... instead we will think of pretty happy things that make our hearts sing! :)

Today begins a new challenge over at the Digi Makeover Challenge blog. our theme for this week is 'in the spotlight', which means to use the spotlight technique. This is such a fun techinque to use and open to so many great interpretations. I hope you will play along with all of us! be sure to stop by the blog to see the gorgeous inspiration projects by the DT. beautiful!

I decided to use this beautiful praying fairy image, "Madelyn." I also chose a senti from the store that seemed perfectly matched for this gorgeous image. Papers are from the Basic Grey Curio collection. I actually used a reverse spotlight technique on my card. the highlighted portion was masked and sprayed with glimmer mist to add a lovely shine and sparkle irl. buttons are from my vintage stash.

Bunny Zoe - lace
Corrosive Challenges - flying things
Lia Stamps - 2 stamps or digis
Fabulous Friday - fancy trim
Crafty Ribbons - ribbon and lace
MelJen - add ribbon

Friday, October 14, 2011

Great news and a project from the October ADFD Club Kit

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

still feeling icky poo over here, so no new crafting going on. I do have a card made last week with a wonderful image from the October Club Kit from A Day for Daisies. but first I want to share just a bit of AMAZING news with you........

Ryan received a phone call late this afternoon from Up with People. He made it!!!!! He has been accepted!!!! starting next July, he will be traveling around the world singing and dancing his heart out! so thank you to every one of you who prayed for him. we appreciate it more than you can know. if you could continue to pray please, as we try to raise the funds he will need. I know with all my heart that this is where God wants Ryan to be and the $$ will somehow come together. thank you again! :)

now on to my card -

I used this precious image called, 'Room 12.' the papers are from Echo Park For the Record. the senti comes from Create with TLC. buttons are from my vintage stash, as is the zipper used for the flower. some fun baker's twine and lace ruffle trim finish the card. simple, but a soft country feel.

If the Shoe Fits - girl power
Daring Cardmakers - birds (I watch the birds outside my window every day, so this is a special image AND challenge for me. grins! )
Craft Your Passion - for any occasion
I Brake for Challenges - girl power
Prairie Fairy - sugar and spice
Di's Digis - girly

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spooky Halloween Tags at Party Time Tuesday

This challenge for Party Time Tuesday is courtesy of our very own Peggy! She has picked....TAGS as our theme. So lets see those tags. A plus if they are Halloween themed! But we want to see them all! From Birthday to Christmas. We want you to tag it!

Here are our fabulous sponsors for this week:

One (1) Winner will receive a $20 Gift Credit To Circle B:

One (1) Winner will receive 2 digis from Stamp Insanity!


One (1) Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!

We sure hope you play along in this fun challenge!

My tag uses an image and senti from Stamp Insanity. since I studied Shakespeare all through school, it just seemed appropriate to go with this wonderful quote! ;) paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Matilda collection. lots of shimmerz and stickles were added to give this cutey some sparkle in the moonlight! the tag base is a piece of cardboard that was inked with white craft. I love to use these for tags!

Paper Crafting Journey - color
Art Impressions - tag or bookmark
Sassy Studio - Halloween colors
Stamp Insanity - anything but a card
Pals Paper Arts - photo inspiration
Paper Pretties - Halloween
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Halloween
Ladybug Crafts - tag
My Craft Spot - color

Beautiful Scripture at Paper Cupcakes

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Sorry this post and the next one are so late. I have been really sick since the beginning of the weekend. blechy blech blech! just getting up to being on the internet.....

This week Sonia Riveria brings us our challenge at Paper Cupcakes. She would like for us to be inspired by a Bible Verse and include it on your card (including the name of the verse).

You do not need to use one of our digital images to play along, but of course we would love to see a Paper Cupcakes image used. Please note: Everyone that uses a Paper Cupcake's image will be entered into the drawing twice to win.

For my card I used the image, 'My cup of Tea'. I really love this digi! :) the scripture senti come from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique. she has the most amazing scriptures on her site, all for free! I've used quite a few of them on projects. the papers here come from K & Co. Wild Raspberry. yellow trim and flower are Prima. flower buttons are SU! & the other is from my vintage stash. of course I had to add a tea tag to the card! little accents were painted with my pink shimmerz.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - colors of fall
Shelly's - layers
Digital Tuesday - fall colors
Deep Ocean - fall colors

Sunday, October 9, 2011

TLC Blog Hop!!!

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel Pecan

WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! It is time for the Create with TLC Blog Hop!!!! Aren't you excited?!?!?! is your coffee cup full? do you have a yummy treat with you so you won't have to get up and miss even one little moment of the gorgeousness that is being shown!!!

You should have arrived here from the awesome blog of my teamie Sara. if you get lost at any point along the hop, head over to Create with TLC for some guidance from Paulette, our beloved leader! :)

I was given this precious elephant mom and child image called, "Help From Mom" to play with for the hop. I love this one!!! paper is Basic Grey Curio, lace trim is some from my stash, buttons are vintage, tea tag is one I saved from a cuppa!, and guess where that fabby senti came from? yep, Paulette and Create with TLC!

and here is your free image ...... have fun crafting! be sure to send anything you make with it to Paulette! she loves to show your creations on the Create with TLC blog.

if you have any trouble saving the image, head over to the Create with TLC blog and Paulette will have the cutie image for you there as well. :)

your next stop on this fabby hop is my friend, Georgia! be sure to tell her I said hello! :)

Fun with Shapes and More - shabby vintage
Totally Papercrafts - animals
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - distressing
Forever Friends - use sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - die cuts and punches
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes

Another Breast Cancer Awareness Shaped Card

I have a quick post I want to make before the big blog hop starts.....

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring One Stitch at a Time this week and their 'Anything Goes' challenge. I have a shaped project that I made using Princess Jennifer Latte and the beautiful ribbon, which can be colored for any awareness. of course I went with pink this month..... ;)

papers are K & Co. Wild Raspberry, buttons are from my vintage stash, trim is from Etsy, and flowers are Prima. little chipboard star is covered in ink and then stickles. the ribbons on the main image are also covered in stickles.

remember, hope is a precious thing.

Sassy Studios - think pink
Guylou - pink and a pink ribbon
Incy wincy - think pink
Digi Stamps 4 Joy- think pink
My Sheri - think pink
Di's Digis - girly

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Fun TLC Blog Hop!

The new Create with TLC Design Team

is in place and ready to show you what they are made of~!
Join us next Sunday, October 9th for a tour around their blogs.....
They will be creating and you will be able to snag the vintage image they used as a freebie at each stop.....
Don't be left out~!..........

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop

Coffee of the Day - Maple Pecan

I'm sure most of you have heard of 'Operation Julie's Smile' blog hop by now...... it is such a worthwhile effort by so many wonderful crafters and stores. I hope you get a chance to participate this weekend.

The hop starts at Sweet Stamp Shop and continues through 120 beautiful blogs of inspiration and friendship for this lovely crafter! While I am not an official stop on the hop, I did create 2 cards for DTs I represent. I wanted to share them with you today.

My first card was created for Heart Song Designs and also uses a senti from Create with TLC. papers are Webster's Pages, as are the beautiful embellies. a very special friend of mine sent me the most glorious box of goodies this past week that was chock full of Webster's Pages embellies! oh my gosh, you could have heard me squeal in glee from one coast to the other! Thank you again, Nancy! :)

My next card was made for The Stamping Boutique. papers are My Mind's Eye Hazel. you know I had to get my pink in here somewhere, didn't you?! grins! lots of pink glitter and shimmerz paint on the main image. I even stepped out of my comfort zone and added a rhinestone or two. I am so much more a button kind of girl! ;)

Both Cards:
Crafts and Me - digi

Cherries Thankful:
Little Red Wagon - thanks
Shopping Our Stash - thanks
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - fruits of the spirit
Squiggle Stamps - thanks

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps Monster Blog Hop!

for my Jellypark Friends post, please click here.

Welcome to my not-so-spooky stop on the Paper Makeup Stamps Monster Blog Hop! if you have arrived here from Anita's wonderful blog, you are right on the trick-or-treat track!

I am using the cutey 'Cookie Man' digi image for my card. his spots and toenails are covered in stickles. the cookie jar was sponged with white craft and then covered in crystal effects to make it look like splatterware. papers are Basic Grey Lauderdale. senti is from Create with TLC. some fun trim & ribbon, faux stitching, and buttons were added to complete the card.

---> In honor of our blog hop, all monsters on the site will be 15% off with the voucher code MONSTERHOP. This code will be good for 1 week.

now hippity hop on to Jami's blog for some more monster fun!

Little Miss Muffet - animals and monsters
Divas by Design - buttons

Add Pink & A Ribbon at Jellypark Friends

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Hello my happy blog friends! it is FRIDAY!!!! woooooooooo hoooooooooooo! that makes this a great day, no matter the weather! ;)

we have fun new releases and a new challenge over at Jellypark Friends. my dear friend, Sara Moreno, joins the Design Team for the holiday term. She was with us last month as a guest designer and agreed to stay on. be sure to stop by her blog and give her a hearty hello!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our challenge is to add pink and a ribbon to your papercraft creations. my card is a bit different take on the challenge. I saw a challenge going on over at Hope You Can Cling To on Split Coast Stampers for a masculine card using pink. Do you realize that almost 2000 men get breast cancer every year as well? this card is to honor them.

I took the 'trees' image and printed it twice. I then punched what are called spotlight images from one print, colored only those, and then popped them up on the main digital print. this creates such a neat focal point! I also sponged the inchies to add more texture and color. papers are Basic Grey Indian Summer, the glitter leaf is Making Memories, buttons are from my vintage stash, a bit of cardboard was torn and inked, then a wired ribbon finished the card.

Southern Girls - boys or men
Dudetime Doodles - think pink
Craft your Passion - anything goes plus ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Namesake Witch! :)

A fun post for you to show my 'other side'..... tee hee!

some of you might not realize that the Princess Jennifer Latte line of images over at The Stamping Boutique are named after yours truly and my ahem..... 'intense' love of coffee! ;) so while I am being featured on the challenge blog today, I thought it only appropriate to show you a card with one of my namesake images. and what better image to show than one that showcases my darker side! grins! hopefully my family will refrain from leaving snide tacky comments here.....

I used papers from the Basic Grey Eerie collection. what a fun group of papers! I love the colors and designs! there is a lot of sparkle and shine on here thanks to my stickles, glitter pen, and shimmerz paints. the wonderful crow in a cage clear sticker comes from Jolees. I so rarely use stickers, but these just screamed out to me. isn't that black flower drop dead gorgeous?!?!?! couldn't resist that one either..... my witchy friend cackled in delight when I added it! ;) of course I needed to add some vintage trim and buttons to complete the card!!!

please check over at The Stamping Boutique challenge blog to meet other members of the Design Team. there are some wonderful people being introduced!

Charisma Cardz - black and orange
MelJen - Halloween
Crafting for All Seasons - fall flowers and pumpkins
Fresh Brewed - pumpkins
Little Darlings - fall or Halloween
Paper Shelter - Halloween
Clear it Out - Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Karen's Doodles - Halloween

Jellypark Image Winner!

Coffee of the Day - Maple Pecan

Good morning everyone! I hope all of you are fine and dandy in whatever part of this great big world you happen to live. :)

I had a super-dee-duper day yesterday, spending it with hubby and then later joined by Ryan. Dave and I went out to the big paper store about 1 1/2 hours away for a grand adventure. Even he enjoys going because he can stock up on some things for work. but really though, who can pass up card stock for $1.25 per pound in the most beautiful colors under the sun? and it is all a wonderful quality, too, not icky poo stuff. We stopped for coffee and lunch then headed to a fun antique mall nearby. I found some great buys on seam tape and zippers there, so guess what you are going to be seeing on some upcoming projects?! yep, real vintage seam tape! oh, it is glorious in the most wonderful colors!!!! I just love big finds on oldies like that!

anyhow, y'all have been patient enough with me, so let me quickly announce the winner of 2 digis of their choice from the Jellypark store -

Lisa (The Purple Place)!!!!!

send me an email with the names of the images you would like. I'll be sure to get them right out to you! congratulations!!!

see everyone back here tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's all about Shapes and Breast Cancer Awareness at Party Time Tuesday

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel Pecan

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Party Time Tuesdays we want to reconize the 2.5 million women who survived breast cancer!! You all deserve a standing ovation!!

Please take the time to get a mamogram....

About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).
These statistics came from

Thank you to our 2 fabulous sponsors!

Crafty Sentiments

Here is a little bit about Crafty Sentiments designs. We are a small online based company selling both digital, clear and exclusive rubber stamps to cardmarkers and scrapbookers, started in October 2009 by me (Suzette), we offer a wide range of exclusive images as well as some lovely sentiments, with some essential crafting products including punches & soon to be released exclusive die-cuts!

Winner will receive 4 digis

SBS Store Logo Graphic for display only

Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

Winner will receive:

10 USD GC graphic for display only

We would like to see what kind of shaped cards are out there these days! So this weeks challenge will be show us your shaped cards AND/OR any Breast Cancer Awareness card regardless of the shape!

For my project I used this cute image from Crafty Sentiments and papers from the Daisy D's Maybe Baby collection. senti comes from Create with TLC. the base is a page from a chipboard album that was first covered in the papers, edges distressed with sandpaper, painted with acrylic paints, and then sprayed with several shades of pink glimmer mist for a very pretty subtle bg shine. pink ribbon tied at top is May Arts, wonderful pink edged ric rac type came from a prize pack, so I'm sorry I don't know mfg. Pink ticket & buttons finish project.

Through the Craft Room Door - shaped and pink
Celebrate the Occasion - Breast Cancer Awareness
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Colors of Winter at Digi Makeover

for my Heart Song post, please click here.
for my Paper Cupcakes post, please click here.

This week's challenge at the Digi Makeover blog, is all about color. The winner gets any 3 digis from PMS! And as a bonus, if you use a PMS image on your entry, you'll get 2 extra digis (total of 5!)

Sadly, we say goodbye to Sally this week. We are sad to see her leave so soon; however, Danni Bindel has joined our team to fill her spot!

for my card I used this precious Sasha fairy image and a previous Freebie Friday sentiment. have you stopped by each Friday to grab the wonderful sentiments offered for FREE each week on the challenge blog? don't miss out this week! papers are from a combo of Echo Park collections. she is skating on a stickles covered ice rink & her skates and wings are painted with shimmerz. some pretty crochet trim, Prima flowers, and vintage buttons finish the card.

please stop by the blog to see the many beautiful projects created by the Design Team. and then be sure to get started on your own project for the challenge! :)

Anything Goes at Heart Song

for my Paper Cupcakes post, please click here.

Everyone loves an 'Anything Goes' challenge, so Heart Song Designs is happy to accomodate! ;) Be sure to play along for your chance to win a fun image from the Heart Song Designs store.

for my card I used this cutey little "Snowflake Bear." papers are from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday collection. the little bear sits on a ground of stickles snow, but it is a bit hard to see the shine in the scan. lots of fun buttons, rustic jungle bells, and a felt glitter snowflake add embellishment to the card. a SU! striped grosgrain ribbon finishes the card.

Ellen Hutson - Holiday card
SCS HYCCT - pink critters

Go Green at Paper Cupcakes!

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel Pecan

Woo Hooooo - it's Monday! they are days of celebration around here because of all the fun challenges starting up!

This week at Paper Cupcakes, Jennifer Bliss brings us our challenge this week and she challenged us to go green by either making a card/project with greens/neutrals and/or reusing/recycling items in your project. So let's GO GREEN!

You do not need to use one of our digital images to play along, but of course we would love to see a Paper Cupcakes image used. Please note: Everyone that uses a Paper Cupcake's image will be entered into the drawing twice to win.

For my card I used the Forget-Me-Not Seed Package image and an old seed packet I found out in my gardening bag. the seed packet was sprayed with walnut ink to help age it. the main image was also sponged with inks to give a distressed feel. I found some twigs in the yard to tie to that gorgeous yellow organza ribbon. the buttons are vintage, so in a sense they are being repurposed as well! ;) the bg papers are SU! senti is from Create with TLC.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The day is overflowing with Daisies ;)

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Today I have several cards using images from A Day for Daisies to show you, so be prepared to be wowed by daisy overload! ;)

The first card uses this precious bunny from the September Club Kit, "Flowers for Mrs." the papers are Daisy D's..... sigh..... okay, won't talk about how much I miss that company AGAIN! I wanted this little guy to have a shabby country feel. I distressed the Prima flower with inks and water to help add to the feel. buttons are from my vintage stash and an old shirt of David's... shhhhh! there is just a touch of shimmerz paint on the flowers of the main image for a bit of shine.

My next card is a sneaky peek from the new October Club Kit, using this beautiful image, "Happy Tree." I so love these nature images from Tammy! paper is from K & Co. Flora and Fauna collection. buttons are from my vintage stash. the only bit of sparkle is on all things pink! ;) I know you aren't the least bit surprised by that! grins! I added little touches of stickles to the pink flowers on the main image as well as the pretty little pink rose. the senti is from Create with TLC.

the coloring on this was inspired by a recent drive around my community. I saw these wonderful yellow birds playing near the mailbox at Camp. I really need to find out what they were, because they were so pretty! as the leaves on the trees are turning such beautiful colors, some gorgeous wildflowers are appearing as well. spots of purple appear everywhere with the most delightful spikes of lavender flowers in the fields. again, I need to do some investigating to discover what these are. the colors of fall in Ohio are a sight to behold!!!

Challenges -
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Bunny card:
Glitter Geeks - shabby chic
Cute Card Thursday - animals
House That Stamps Built - animal

Trees card:
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
ADFD - textures
Opus Gluei - owls
Crafty Catz - things with wings

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day is Big Big Stuff!

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice (gotta go with the fave for this big day!)

wow! how do I contain all of this big excitement?! it is World Card Making Day folks!!! aren't you just bubbling over with the thrills!??! I have soooooooooooooo many things to show you today, so hold on to your coffee cups......

to start, we have a new challenge starting up over at Through the Craft Room Door. this is such a GREAT group of people, folks! the challenge is to create a project to honor Breast Cancer Awareness in pink, with pearls and bling. be sure it's a fun shape!

my project is actually chipboard that was covered with great papers from the Authentique Uncommon collection. the wonderful ribbon & rose image is from The Stamping Boutique. there is soooooooo much glitter pen, glimmer mist, and stickles all over this baby, you wouldn't believe the sparkly shine! my pearly contribution is the pearlized buttons. something a bit different, but still fun! the pretty little roses were also covered in stickles for more shine. the senti comes from Create with TLC. I am also sharing this for my Pink Saturday contritbution. you know how much I love my pink! ;)

Next, I want to announce that I am now a part of the Create with TLC Design Team!!!! I have long been a fan of Paulette's vintage images and fabby sentis. so this is a real treat for me! you will see LOTS of her sentis this weekend! ;)

This card uses a fun image from her November fall image club, 'Pumpkin Time'. Papers are Echo Park Apothecary Emporium. these are perfect for Halloween! I added a touch of distress stickles to the pumpkin after paper piecing the pumpkin. the gorgeous flower is Prima.

Lastly, Jellypark has a phenom fabby challenge going on just for this weekend! you are more than welcome to combine it with the current Design Seeds color palette challenge if you would like to double your chance of winning some fun images! Claire is giving everyone this amazing craft basket image to use on a WCMD card. link it back to the Jellypark blog by Sunday night for your chance to win a 10 pound gift certificate. just for fun, I am going to offer someone who leaves a comment here on my blog the chance to win 2 digis from Jellypark! you have only until Sunday night to leave your comment to be entered to win!

My card uses papers from the new My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life collection. if you look closely, you will see that everything in this basket matches things on my craft table. I colored each item exactly like what I actually use! :) lots of little accents like flower soft, shimmerz paint, & stickles were added to the various items in the basket. senti from Create with TLC.

All -
Crazy 4 Challenges - WCMD

Craft Basket -
Creative Craft - sketch