Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Clean And Simple Wedding Shower Card!


Sharing a Wedding Shower Card of the clean and simple variety. Another ribbon frame....these are so fun to make! Stamps: Stampin Up! and A Muse.

Digital Tuesday Challenge 52 ~ Getting Scrappy!


Welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's theme is called SCRAP IT! We're asking you to dig deep into your pile of paper scraps and put them to good use. You can use one or several and you can be as creative as you like. Make your own embellisments, paper piece your image, mix or match, the sky is the limit on this one.


Dustin Pike is sponsoring this week's challenge and is offering 3 digital images to the winner. There are lots of images to choose from. To join in on the challenge you must use at least one digital image and your creations must be new (no back linking to older blog posts).


Please leave a direct link to your creation with Mr Linky HERE so the design team can find it easily. If you don't have a blog you can upload to an online gallery using keyword DTC52.

I'm using another gorgeous pre-colored pink rose from Fred, She Said Designs. My first scrap is the chunk of Happy Birthday sheet music design paper...popped right out of my scrap drawer at me....I like that the words to the song show so nicely and I did nothing but take it out of the drawer and pop it on my card....SCORE!

I used some Martha Stewart punches....edge punch is lined with some coordinating pink paper...another scrap! I didn't punch out any of the other pieces for this project, or even create the embossed background....can you say scraps on my desk?! I love challenges like this that just pop together so easily! .....maybe I should play about 566 more times and my desk will be clean!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fred, She Said Spring Challenge!


The challenge for this month at Fred, She Said Design's Challenge Blog is SPRING!
In March we leave Old Man Winter behind so let's create a VERY SPRING-Y project,
loaded with all those lovely pastel colors!

Be sure to use a FRED SHE SAID image somewhere on your card! If you don't have one, there are LOADS of freebies available HERE!

This card uses a beautiful pre-colored rose instead of a springy flower....but pink and green and white are spring-y colors anyway!! I LOVE this awesome piercing template....it really dresses up Stampin Up!'s Top Note Die! ANYTHING layered on a Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder is beautiful! Card is topped off with a few Martha Stewart butterfly punches and pearls! Thinking of you is by Paper Inspirations.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Iris ~ The Rubber Cafe


I have to say that an iris is one of my favorite flowers. They are so gorgeous, such an amazing flower! Have many varieties, and though I love purple, the ones I really love are the big yellow ones!


I was happy to see the iris stamp tucked in my design team kit from Melissa...and decided to make my iris yellow! I used Copic Markers (Y21, Y11, YG67, YG17, YG25) and airbrushed my background with YG00.


The designer paper is a digi freebie from Fred, She Said Designs. This is a perfect backdrop for floral images!!

I hope you've enjoyed a peek of spring....I see my iris are popping up and it won't be long until I can enjoy them in nature!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Having Fun with Studio 313!

I've had some busy weeks of late...but I've enjoyed some time in my stampin' studio! This is a new image from Studio 313 Exclusive Creations, Shawne will be opening her new digital store soon! This image was so fun to play with! For the first card I turned the young man into a silhouette with my Copic Special Black (110) marker. I printed this image on matte photo paper, so the inks just pop. I cut apart another image so I could use it as a loose mask. Very striking! For this card I printed the image on acetate and clear embossed it. I used the Glitter and Acetate technique to apply Art Institute Glitters to the back of the image. I printed my young man on the matte photo paper, cut him out and mounted him on foam tape. I like how the glitter catches the light, a bit like water might. The photo corners on this card are double-layered with foam tape, smaller corner over larger corner. A fun embellishment that is easy to mail!


This card combines the silhouette technique with the glitter and acetate technique. The twist on it is that I glittered the front side of the image....so I was able to reverse it! This mutes the image lines a bit and gives it a bit of an arty feel.


Other items on these cards include: Copic Markers, Stampin Up Photo Corner Punch, Printworks Sentiment and Mark Richards Nailheads.


Thanks for stopping by today...I'd love your feedback on these! I will have some Stampin' Up! cards to share tomorrow...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Challenge 81


Welcome to Friday Challenge 81
Duncan Hines Birthday Challenge
Date: March 26, 2010
Hostess: Danni Reid

Hi, and welcome to another great Friday Challenge!! This week is all about Duncan Hines. March 26, 1880 was the birth of Duncan Hines. Yes, THE Duncan Hines, of the cake/baking empire. In honor of his birthday, let's create a layout, card, mini album, packaging or alterable with a cake, cupcake, frosting, sprinkles or anything cake-related on it. If you create packaging, for example, you could create a package decorating a cake baking gift set. Anything goes, just have fun!

For this challenge, I used the digital kit from Scrappin Doodles that is available at Embellish-Online.com. The images in the kit are pre-colored, so if you need a quick birthday card or don't care to color, this is the way to go!!
I cut out two of the elements in the kit, embellished them with Spica Glitter Pens and popped them up on foam tape. I used Nestabilities to frame my images and sentiment. The base cardstock is the back of a sheet from American Craft's Letterbox Collection...gotta love the back sides...they offer a wide array of coordinating colors for every project!


Be sure to stop by Embellish-Online.com and get all of your spring supplies. Barb is still offering the FREE ribbon for every $5.00 of American Crafts products you purchase. FREE shipping on orders over $50.00, so get your spring goodies and load up on Copics and Spicas too!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 51 ~ Springtime!


Welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Stamps and our winner will be able to win some terrific images from them!

Since spring is Paula's favorite time of the year, this week your challenge is to create a SPRING THEMED card...anything goes, as long as it represents SPRING TIME! Be sure to check out all the rules and find Mr. Linky HERE!
This card features a new digital lily of the valley image from Fred, She Said Designs. I love this image...and just recently ran across this fun ribbon technique on Splitcoaststampers...how fun is that little trick?! Had I planned a bit better, I'd have made the frame a bit bigger...but I didn't and it's late, so you'll just have to go with the general idea!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop ~ New SPRING Images!


Welcome to our THIRD "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here and start your hop!

We would love it if you commented on our posts....it makes it as fun for us as it is for you!

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

My creation this week is a card....they are my favorite thing to make. I love to cut, you will know if you've visited my blog much! Tracey is ushering spring in with some gorgeous floral images....and though I do not like Lilies of the Valley in my garden...(they take over!), I do love the paper version! I colored my image with copic markers YG17, YG25, YG03, YG00, B34 and B41. I cut it out and layered it some blue papers from my scrap drawer....a simple card that really pops the image beautifully.

My special code word is: HOPE

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

FRED SHE SAID bloghttp://fred-she-said.blogspot.com/
Shelly http://jaspere-jaspereslittlecorner.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/ *******You are here!*******
CAROL L. http://www.bycarolivy.blogspot.com/
DARSIE B. http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
JUDY http://scrampalot.blogspot.com/
CAROL H. http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
MARIA http://www.joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
LISA http://creativek9s.blogspot.com/
LORA http://www.lorascards.blogspot.com/
DEANNE http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/
FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG http://fss-challenge.blogspot.com/

This blog hop will run from today, March 22nd until March 28. On the 29th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog.

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Carol's blog!

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

We would like to also remind you of the monthly challenges we have at Fred She Said Designs Challenge Blog!

All you have to do to play along is to use a Fred She Said image....if you don't have one (and you should!!)...there are a LOT of FREEBIES available at the blog. Please direct link to the actual post where your card so we are sure to find it!

The link to the challenge is
HERE.....hope you can join in the fun!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Spring!


This card is so cheery! We have just enjoyed a week of wonderful spring weather....it's been busy with company and cooking and the first bike ride of the year! I've been busy in the stamp room too...and will have lots to share next week!
This little darling is by Stampavie, and these images are so fun to color with Copic Markers...so many colors to choose from! You'll want to check out all of the fun new Stampavie images available at Embellish-Online.com. I will be sharing some of the new images soon!
The colors in the new American Craft Dear Lizzy line are so perfect for spring with just a touch of glitter for fun! The buttons are clear with glitter imbedded in them....so cute!! I also tucked a fabric covered brad from American Crafts into the flower....it has white detailing that looks like it's a rub-on....so quick and cute!!
The flower is a digital image from Fred She Said designs....I keep a box of cut out flowers handy all the time....they come in so many pre-colored hues....perfect for any project!
Other items on this card include the Martha Stewart edge puch and Karen Foster Snap Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by, and if you're in the mood to shop, be sure to stop by Embellish-Online.com and take advantage of Barb's super American Crafts deal.....a free spool of ribbon for every $5.00 in American Crafts product purchased. Add that to the FREE shipping over $50.00 and the Frequent Buyer Program and you have yourself a dandy deal! Click on my blinky and tell Barb I sent you!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lil' Green Pup!



Welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge!!
As it's St Patricks Day tomorrow, the challenge this week is to make a St Patricks Day card/creation OR a card with lots and lots of green.

Remember you must use a digital image
Your creations must be new (no back linking to older blog posts)
You may combine challenges if you wish
Please leave a direct link to your creation with Mr Linky.

My card has a bit 'o green in it....perfect card for my ds's birthday! I used a digital image by Scrappin Doodles that I rec'd from Embellish-Online.com. This comes from a kit called Lil Pups.
This set is a must if you have little boys.....tons of the cutest pups evah!

The papers are from my scrap bin....the little tags are from Making Memories! Thanks for taking a peek! Today is my little fellow's 8th birthday.....where does time go?!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Embellish-Online Pink and Brown Challenge!

Friday's challenge at Embellish-Online.com was a color challenge this week. Kim picked the colors pink and brown.

I paired up a bunch of goodies from the store to make a sweet birthday card! I used the reverse side of American Craft Blissful Bunny designer paper for my brown card base. The pink designer paper is American Craft's Warm Wishes. The cupcake image is from a Scrappin' Doodles digital kit called the Cupcake Collection which is available in the digital shoppe. I carefully cut out the cupcake and popped it up on foam tape for dimension.

I used some sentiments from an Inkakinkadoo acrylic set for this card, as well as a Martha Stewart edge punch. Thanks for taking a peek!

I've been busy in the kitchen over the weekend with my son's birthday. Looking forward to getting lots of cards together and shared here soon! Sometimes life happens and then stamping doesn't!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 49 ~ Piercing!


Welcome to Digital Tuesday Challenge #49! It's my week to host this challenge! My challenge to you is to use piercing on your card! It is a fun an inexpensive embellishment, so pull out your digital images and get busy piercing!!


This week's sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis! Ellie is offering one lucky winner 3 free images!


We hope you can join us in this challenge. Be sure that your creation uses a digital image and piercing. Please post a direct link to your card in the Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see your creations!!

My card features another gorgeous pre-colored image from Fred, She Said Designs. I cut it out and popped it up on foam for some added dimension. The piercing is from a Lasting Impressions template....just love the loopy design.....looks like butterfly trails to me!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Embellish-Online ~ Dare To Be Square Challenge


FC78 ~ "Dare 2 B Square" (March 5th)
Hostess: True
Challenge: Create a card/project using a perfect square for the main shape and an image framed on a perfect square (the image itself does not have to be square). Additional challenge if you so choose to take it.. LOL...See how many other square shapes or embellishments you can add to your project.

If you're not afraid of being square :P ...come play along with us! Please use code FC78 when you upload your card to our gallery, and leave a note in this thread!
For my card I used American Craft's Letterbox Collection's Compliments designer paper. I used two Scrappin Doodles Digital Kits which Barb carries at Embellish-Online.com. I used sweet from the Baby Buggy Collection which coordinates perfectly with the cupcake images from the Cupcakes Collection. These are pre-colored images, so you simply can cut them out and use coordinating papers and you're all set!
The punch is the new Scalloped SU! ones...edge and corner....kinda fun, though it took me a bit to get a square the size I wanted!! Guess I need more practice!!
I took on Trudy's challenge....how about SEVENTY-SIX square embellishment stickers?! Whoot!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrappin Doodles at Embellish-Online!

Today I'm sharing a few more digital images by Scrappin Doodle that are available at Embellish-Online.com! These little darlin's are so fun to create with....be sure you check them all out here!

I cut out the images and coordinated them with the Pink Paislee Cupid Collection. The postcards work perfectly with these images that I printed out in wallet sizes. I cut out the center of the postcard and layered it on the reverse side of the Cupid Bullseye designer paper.
This card also uses a Pink Paislee Postcard as well as the Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection's Love Potion designer paper. A fun final touch are the Woolies from BasicGrey's Sugar Rush Collection.

Thanks, Barb for the opportunity to work with such fun goodies! Be sure you stop by and check out Barb's great deals ....FREE ribbon with every $5.00 of Amercian Crafts product purchased! FREE shipping with every $50.00 purchase! Have fun!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 48 ~ Scallops!


Today's challenge on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog is to use scallops! I *love* scallops....they are girly after all!!! This card uses Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection's Postcards. I matted one on a piece of cardstock that has been punched with the new SU! scalloped punch. I love this punch....this is my first run with it! Flowers are by Imaginisce; Pocket Full of Posies and the one inch version.


The adorable pre-colored digi is by Scrappin Doodles and is available at Embellish-Online.com.

There are lots of cute sets for baby, girls, boys, etc. Check them out and tell Barb I sent you!


We at the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog hope that you can join us for this challenge....get girly and check out the rules HERE.