Wednesday, October 26, 2011

every star..

Hey guys! Thanks for dropping in. I'm sorry I've been so quiet lately. Lots of things going on here and crafting kinda gets bumped sometimes. I'm sure you know how it is! :)

Anyway, it's Wednesday and you know what that means! That's right, it's Color Throwdown time again. This week our hostess is Laura!! Here is what she has for us this week:

I'm not sure why "baby" popped into my head when I saw these colors, but I thought they would be perfect! Here is the card I created:

I just love that sentiment. It's fro the Papertrey Ink "Inside Out: Baby" set. Love it! I love the way the colors mix well together and it's not a combo I would have come up with in a million years! That's another thing to love and this is definitely a combo to keep! I hope you get the chance to play along with us this week!

Check out the Color Throwdown blog to see what everyone else came up with using this great combo! Hopefully, i'll be back soon with more crafty goodness! Love you guys!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FYI Fall

Hey! Quick post today. It's time for this week's FYI Challenge. Today we have a wonderful Fall photo:

Isn't it lovely? It made me think of a wonderful Fall outdoor wedding, so this card was born:

Be sure and stop by the FYI blog to see what the other designers created. Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

birthday throwdown..

Hey there. I'm sorry I've been mia for a few days. Life is taking some twists and turns and, as such, my mojo is up and down,too! But, I am getting back into the swing of things this week! :)

Today is Wednesday and it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge! Broni is our hostess this week, and these are the colors she chose:

It's a traditional Halloween color scheme, right? Of course it is...but when I think of Halloween it makes me think of my stepmother because her birthday is the day before! I decided that since we don't really do Halloween here (well, we do, but not so much that I would actually do a card for it), that I would go ahead and make my stepmom's birthday card! So, here it is:

She loves flowers and thought this came out pretty much in a way that she would like. I was going to put a bow on it, but then decided to leave it as it was. Good idea or no?

Anyway, I hope you get the chance to play along with us. Swing by the Color Throwdown blog and see what everyone else has created! Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hey there! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown challenge! Thanks for all of your congratulatory comments and emails last week. I'm still over the moon about being on this team. :)

Barbara is our hostess this week and she picked these colors:

I love these colors together. I'm loving Fall, so I didn't WANT to think Christmas, but that's exactly what happened. My first Christmas card of the season. Haha..

The papers I used are from the Odds and Ends pack by Cosmo Cricket. I love the vintage look of these papers. I don't usually "do" vintage, but I do like the papers that feed into that style. I thought they went well with this Papertrey Ink sentiment from the Stylish Sentiments: Holiday set that was released in September. I added a bow and used my Vintage Music background from Market Street Stamps. 

I hope you get to play along this week! Stop by and see what the other designers have created,too! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

birthday cake..

Monday, again? Really? Great..

Well, I DO have a card to share so that's something, right? :)

This was made using my new Market Street Stamp set called Celebrate Cake. I used this month's Paint The Town Challenge over on the Market Street Stamps Blog. Here are the colors for October:

Stop by and check out what their designers have come up with and then play along. It's a great color combo!

Hope you have a great day today! Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Make a Wish..

Hey there. Happy Sunday! Quick post today as I'm feeling a bit poorly. Ugh..

I am playing along with this weeks' Colour Q challenge. Here are this week's colors:
The inspiration piece is gorgeous, no? Love it. Here is my card:

I won a free set from The Craft's Meow earlier in the week and picked this Butterfly Kisses set. I KNEW I was going to love it, and I do. Isn't it the sweetest little image? I stamped the wings in Wisteria Wonder and cut them out to add a little color to the silhouette. So sweet.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks for stopping in. I hope you've had a great weekend. :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Instant Witch!

Hey guys! Thanks for dropping in! Today, I have a cute little project created with my Bugaboo digital stamp, Instant Witch, for the Bugaboo stamps Trick or Treat ABC Challenge.

I decided to make a little hot chocolate holder. I thought the sentiment from this digi was perfect for that! Instant Witch..Just add water! LOL...genius! Here is my project:

Oh, Stella're so adorable. I added a little of an old SU paper called Rockabilly, I think. It's been retired a while but I still have a wee bit left that i'm sort of hoarding. I colored her in with Copics and added a little ribbon.  Check out the Bugaboo stamps blog for more on this challenge and to see what others cool projects have been created. Thanks for coming by today.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Operation Julie's Smile blog hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this. The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would "work out payments" with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the "payments" applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done. It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.

If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool. The donation button is at the top right side of my blog if you'd like to help out!

You should have come here from Debby's blog. If you didn't, you can always head over to Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see the complete list. You don't want to miss one single project! You have the entire weekend to stop in and comment to be eligible for prizes! That's right...PRIZES! There are over $2,500 worth of prizes that have been donated and will be awarded - maybe to you! Prizes will be drawn 3 ways: Paypal donations, blog comments, & blog hop hosts.

A complete list of sponsors is also available at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.

Ok, so without further ado, here is my card:
I just love my Lil' Inker acorns and thought that they went perfectly with the pocket die from WPlus9. I mean, who doesn't love a pocketful of...acorns...yes, acorns. ;)

I hope you liked it! The next stop on the hop is the PSA Stamp Camp blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you leave so you can increase your chances of winning a prize! Laters!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

FYI & Bugaboo!

Hey! Thanks for stopping in! Well, it's the first Thursday of the month which means it's time for a new FYI Challenge. This week we're sponsored by Bugaboo stamps. They have such a cute collection of stamps and the one I used today is extra close to my heart.  You'll see why in a minute...first, though, here is our inspiration picture:

Isn't that a lovely cathedral? Wow..the vastness of it alone leaves me in awe. Just gorgeous. It actually made me think of the architecture of Hogwarts (from Harry Potter). Specifically, the dining hall. Anyway, so putting that thought together with the image I chose to work with, I came up with this:

Now, if you guys have spent any time here you know I LOVE Harry Potter (um, and Twilight..let's never fail to mention Twilight!), so this was right up my alley. I had SUCH fuin coloring him in. I went a little off script with the red "Converse", but I liked the way they Do you see Hedwig there peeking out? Ack! I love cool.  I also colored my SU ribbon to match the Gryffindor House colors. Oh gosh, really this card was so much fun. You should head over to the Bugaboo site and see all of their stamps. They're so so cute!

Well, that's it for me today. Be sure and check out the blog to see what the other ladies chose and created! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Color Throwdown surprise..

Hey you guys! Well, today I have some amazing news! I have been asked to be a Design Team member for the Color Throwdown challenge. Can you believe it? I seriously almost fell out of my chair at work when I got the email from Tammy! Of course, I immediately said yes! I am so excited to join such a fabulous group of stampers AND ladies! There are also a few more "newbies" starting this week, so head over to the blog and check it out!

This week our hostess is Tammy and she chose this color palette:

I really like the Creamy Caramel thrown in there. It used to be one of my favorite Stampin Up colors, but I haven't used it in a while. I will have to change that. It has the neutrality of kraft, but creamier..I love it! And you all know how much I like Early Espresso...almost as much as an actual espresso! :)

I decided to make a card for a friend with a birthday this week. I had this patterned paper that I bought at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago that I thought would work well with the color palette AND be perfect for the recipient of the card. Here you go:

Well, thanks for stopping in and sharing my awesome news with me. I hope you have a great rest of the day! :)

Don't forget to stop by the Color Throwdown blog to check out the other DT creations and see who else is new this week:

Barbara Anders -

Broni Holcombe -

Carole Burrage -

Danielle Kennedy -

Joan Ervin -

Kristin Eberline -

Lori Tecler -

Lynn Put -

Tammy Hershberger -

Wanda Cullen -

Amy Sheffer, October Guest Designer -

Monday, October 3, 2011

pocket boy..

I come up with the craziest names for my posts

Anywho, thanks for stopping in! I hope you all had a great weekend! It's cool here finally and I LOVE it. Fall is my favorite time of year in Tennessee. 

Today, I have a card for this month's Sketch For You To Try, seen here:

I decided to use my new pocketful stamps from WPlus9 that came a few weeks ago. I thought the sketch was perfect for using one of the pockets included with this set. I went with a baby boy theme and came up with this little ditty:

I love the way this little pocket looks. It's just so fun to play with! I added a little texture to mimic denim and added little half pearls because it reminded me of the little rivets on pockets.  This was such a fun card to make and would also be extra cute in a "girl" version. Can't wait to try that! 

Well, that's it for today. It IS a Monday after all, so I must mentally prepare for today - the busiest day of my work week!

Have a great one! Laters!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

hello, friend

Hey there! Happy Sunday. I hope you've had a great weekend.

Today, I have my card for this weeks Colour Q challenge. I finally read the directions and made a card for the Don't you hate when you do something without reading through and you mess it up? Argh, that's SO annoying.

The first part of the challenge this week was to use the color combo, seen here:

The second part was to pick a previous Colour Queen and CASE their card. This was a not so simple task because there were some outstanding cards from which to choose. I finally decided on this CAS beauty by Jocelyn:

I thought it was so beautiful!

Here is MY card:

Hope you like it. Im really learning to love my Papertrey Bloom Builders die! Not sure if you can tell, but I stamped the Bit of Burlap background from Market Street Stamps in Versamark on the white card stock. It gives it a little weight and I like that. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

what we need..

Hey there! Ahh, It's the weekend again AND its World Card Making Day! This is my first time participating in any way, and my hope is that I'll get a few things done today and post a few times. Of course, the best laid plans and

I  used the current sketch from the Market Street Stamps sketch:

I LOVE this sketch. It can be used for SO many occasions. Well, here is my card:

I also used this week's Colour Q colors, BUT since I was obviously too busy to actually READ the directions, I can't enter it. I'll have to create something else with these fabulous colors and try again! LOL

Ok..well, thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time, welcome! If not, thanks for stopping in.  Be sure and check out the other blogs on the WCMD blog hop! Have a great day! Don't forget to get something stamped! :)


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