Sunday, January 31, 2010

another card with Heathers sketch!

I am just loving this sketch of Heathers so much, I have made another card with it!!! I have also used an image not yet available, but if you check out the deets HERE--you will find out how participating in this sketch challenge can win you one of these adorable little BUGGIES!!! You can also check out all of Heathers other gorgeous digi images HERE.

Happy Sunday to ya!

Hello! The card I made today was for the 365 card challenge - but I visited there today, and I see they have a sketch!! So I will still show you my card, but I will try to be back later with a card with the actual sketch!
The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring 365 cards this week, so make sure to pop on over there for a chance to win prizes!!! Yeah, I love prizes!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

An Award!!

I am so honored to receive this award from two of my new blogging friends!! Such talented gals are both of them--I am really excited they picked me as one of the recipients of such an award!! Thank You goes out to Sandra of Rose Petal Creations- and Carolyn of P.M.S etc. !!
As part of this award I need to name 10 things I am thankful for:
1. My family
2. My health
3. My job--even though I feel I spend too much time there!!
4. My friends, both here and specially in blog world!!
5. That I found crafting, and card making
6. when I have time to craft
7. I am able to purchase my crafty items.
8. that I have found crafty friends to get together with
9. that I have found all of you to enjoy, and be inspired by
10. Again, and again, My family!!!

I would like to pass this on to any of you who feel that you also have found such closeness with strangers in the blogging world, and they make your day as well!

Lets try for #3

Okie dokie-I did not hear from winner #2 either, and Friday is long gone--so lets move on to #3-ROSA
Contact me by Sunday for the blog candy win--or I will pick a fourth time!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heathers Sketch Challenge!

Hello! WOW! Check this out-Heather is having a sketch challenge, and it is such a fun sketch--I will definitely use this one again real soon-love it Heather!
Rules and all that good stuff
1. create a card with the provided sketch using a Fresh Brewed Designs image. ((don't have any images? Check out the shopHERE.))
2. link my post about the sketch challenge and my shop to your post.
3.use mr linky if he is working or leave me a comment in this post letting me know that your card and links are posted.
4. Wait for the end of the Challenge, Feb.12 when the Buggies will be released and you will get one out of the set for free!!!
5. Those that play in the sketch will also have the option to buy more images at a buy 2 get 1 free special

So this is the card I made for the challenge--and you can get this cutie Valentine bunny over at Fresh Brewed Designs too!!! Hope to see your cards over there too!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

STEF's Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Thursday is Stef's Sketch Challenge! (Try saying that two or three times!!) Anyways, you can play along with the challenge HERE. Today the unicorn image I used was designed by Stef herself! Did you know Stef is one of the artists over at The Stamping Boutique? Well, she is, so go on over and check them out-you will find hers under "Glitterbabes Images"! Check out STEF'S Blog too, if you have a moment--you won't be sorry, she is one funny gal!!!


Well, I did not hear from the winner I posted for my blog candy, so as stated - I have had pick another winner --so the new winner is::::::

So, if you contact me by Friday-the blog candy is yours! If not, I will pick again on Saturday!

fab n funky challenge

Hello! The image I have used today is from The stamping Boutique, doesn't she just look so cozy lounging on that super soft cloud???!! I colored her up - then looked for papers to go with it--there really is a turquoise in the dp--it just doesn't show up real well. They are AMELIA papers from Tac. I have made this card for the Fab "n" funky challenge which was to make a card with an image from The Stamping Boutique--so go check it out, and enter your "fab" n "funky" card!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

The card I made for today, uses an image from The Stamping Boutique--isn't this little Pocket Patootie just adorable? These little CUTIES will be available soon!!!
I am entering this card into A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge which is sponsored this week by ...... Yep... you guessed it! THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!! So get on over there and enter your card--you have the chance to win 5 digi images from The Stamping boutique!! The challenge is FREESTYLE, so it can be anything you want!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TSB and Creative Inspirations

HI! Hope you all had a great day today! I enjoyed a little time with a couple gals stamping and making Emily's valentines to hand out to her class--I'll show you them later-they are really simple, as I know they will just get thrown in the trash! Then Emily had over a friend, and they made cookies in the Easy Bake oven-and frosted and sprinkled them-then of course ate them before dinner! aw - well!! Then I got a moment to check out some challenges, and picked to play along with this one today- I love the sketch, you can find it at Creative Inspirations! This image is from The Stamping Boutique--isn't she just so retro? i just love her attitude, and tried to pick papers to compliment her look. These design papers are from the DCWV "The All Dressed Up Stack". There are really some gorgeous papers in that one! Well, I have only heard from one of my winners--so we will see what happens with that! Have a great week!!

winners... winners... winners!!!!

Ok are you ready?
The winner of the one digi image given away by Heather off of my blog for the Fresh Brewed Designs- was:Rhonda: Bobbi

The winner I chose from my blog whom commented both days of the Fresh Brewed Designs blog hop was: BOBI again! WOW Congrats to BobBbi you have won $10. worth of digi stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs!!

The winner I chose from my blog whom commented both days on The stamping Boutique blog hop was: Heather!! You have won $10. worth of digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique!

The winner of my blog candy was Julie Temple!

Congrats to all-contact me at
If I don't hear from you in with in two days, I will pick a new winner for your category--thanks to everyone who stopped by for the hops - I appreciate your comments, and hope you all had fun!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Hurry here to enter my blog candy--you only have till morning!
Hi ya'll! Tonight I have a special birthday card to share with you! I have made this for someone who is so AWESOME! She knows who she is--so here's to you..........!!!!! I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I have used my copics to color this gorgeous Audrey with cake from The Stamping Boutique and the papers are TAC - "more mimi" collection and the ribbon is from Mimi! The flowers are from Prima, and I got both those and the spacers from Roses On Paper!! Summer is awesome to order from with very speedy deliver too!! I used a few stickles, and wa-la!
I am really happy with how this one turned out!
I will be back in the morning to let you know who has won all my surprises and my blog candy!! So make sure to come check and see if it happens to be you!


Enter my BLOG CANDY!!

Hi everyone!!! Welcome back for a second day of hopping! If you would like to start at the beginning go to Maria's blog!
Today the card I made uses another image from The Stamping Boutique!!
Tracey has drawn a whole set of these gorgeous little gals, and guys too!! This one is Audrey the Nurse! My oldest daughter Brittany is studying to be a nurse, so I made this card for her! She just got into the actual NURSING part of the program, and I am so very proud of her!
Next you are going to hop right on over to the talented artist herself--Tracey's blog! And don't forget to comment on all the blog posts cuz Tracey has an amazing Grand Prize!!!!!
I also wanted to let you know Tracey has just started on another Collection--this one is called "Pocket Patooties" and the one she shows on her blog HERE is just so darn cute--I can't wait to see more!!

Again, here is the whole order of the hop:

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop!

Enter my BLOG CANDY!!

Good morning everyone!
Today is the first day(this is a two day hop!) of The Stamping Boutiques blog hop! If you came here from Vicki's blog-you are on the right track! If you just happened here-and would like to start at the beginning go to Maria's blog!
Today we will be featuring a new collection- The Medieval Collection!! It is being released today!! Tracey has drawn the cutest images for you to create with!
The set includes the following images-A dragon and dragon baby- castle globe-twirling fairy-unicorn- prince-princess-baby princess-and two scrolls!!
The image I have for you today is the baby princess--isn't she just adorable?!!!
Your next stop will be the talented artist who came up with these gorgeous images: TRACEY'S blog--and WOW-does she have a GRAND PRIZE for you! Make sure to hop through and leave comments on all blogs to be eligible--you do not want to miss out on this one!!! In case you get lost along the way--here is the hop order:
Thanks for stopping by--and don't forget to come back tomorrow!! As we will all have some more super images to show you!! And as a bonus--if you comment on my blog both days--your name will go into a random draw, and the prize is a surprise--but will be worth it!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Did you see this post?

ENTER My Blog candy HERE!!

I posted yesterday about this little fella--

Will you help this little fella??
I copied this off Joanie's blog--I think it is such a great thing!!!! I will definitely be sending a card for this little fella, how about you?

Evan is the grandson that is autistic and he has just been mainstreamed into
the regular class so is trying very hard to blend in and make friends. Any cards would help him a
great deal. The more from different states or areas or countries the better. If possible you could send
postcards from the area you live. Just mention on the cards that you are a
friend of his Grandma Froggy. If he gets the most cards on the map he will win a prize. Thanks for your help, spread the word to anyone you know in other states or countries. Let's
help this little guy win this and fit into his new school.
Send a postcard or Valentine to: Evan Rupp c/o Mrs. Parvizi First Grade, Frederick Douglas Elem School, 100 Cedarmeade Ave, Winchester, VA 22601
Well, here is my card for
Evan. I will get it out tomorrow in the mail! I have used the sketch the extremely talented and funny Stef has gave us this week!My image is from The Stamping Boutique--who now has a challenge blog!!!You can play along with us Here!
Also, the oh so very talented Tracey has blog candy there too!!!!
You wont want to miss it--it is awesome candy!!! Here is a pic of it!

2nd day of Fresh Brewed designs Blog Hop


Hello all! Ok- here we are at day two of The Fresh Brewed Designs blog hop. Not sure if you will find all of the same participants today--but I do know that you can also find more gorgeous Hannah cards at Heathers Blog today!! The list from yesterday is at the bottom of yesterdays post in case you would like to check it out! This image is from Fresh Brewed Design and I am super happy with how my card for today turned out--this image is just yummy all by itself!! I have colored Hannah up with my copics, and used some DP from K & Company it is called Berry Sweet. Sentiment is a SU stamp. I used a tiny bit of ribbon from Making Memories, some flowers from Creative Memories, and a few other misc. items. I also used my signo pen for some faux stitches. Hope you enjoy your day--and don't forget if you stopped by yesterdays post and comment on this post as well, your name will go in a drawing for a prize-but it is a secret prize--so can't tell you what it is! : ) Heather has a sketch on her blog that if you participate and link back to her, you can win a FBD digi image!!!
I will be back tomorrow with the blog hop for The Stamping Boutique, so stop back by for more goodies and prizes!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will you help this little fella??

I copied this off Joanie's blog--I think it is such a great thing!!!! I will definitely be sending a card for this little fella, how about you?

Evan is the grandson that is autistic and he has just been mainstreamed into the regular class so is trying very hard to blend in and make friends. Any cards would help him a great deal. The more from different states or areas or countries the better. If possible you could send postcards from the area you live. Just mention on the cards that you are a friend of his Grandma Froggy. If he gets the most cards on the map he will win a prize. Thanks for your help, spread the word to anyone you know in other states or countries. Let's help this little guy win this and fit into his new school.

Send a postcard or Valentine to: Evan Rupp c/o Mrs. Parvizi First Grade, Frederick Douglas Elem School, 100 Cedarmeade Ave, Winchester, VA 22601



Hi Ya'll! Today is the release of the Hannah Belle's collection drawn by Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs! They are adorable and there are lots of them, so you can pick which ones suits your needs! You may or may not have already seen this card, as I gave a sneek peek last week. I just love this little Hannah Belle- I think she
makes a perfect sleepover invite, amongst a ton of other possibilities! Someone on each blog of the hop will win an image from Heather, and
there will be a grand prize winner from commenter's on Heather's blog too--so make sure to visit them all!
There is also a sketch--if you play along and link back to Heather, you will get an image just for playing (during the hop only)!And there may be a twist , so check it out! WOW-how can you beat that? Go HERE for the sketch. Here is the card I made with Heathers sketch--isn't this little Hannah gorgeous! I will add a sentiment later, as I am not sure what kind of card I want it to be yet!

This last little Hannah is loved by all, even the ladybugs love her! Come back tomorrow as I will have another Hannah for you! (and for all those who visit me again tomorrow - your names will go into random and I will pick a winner for a surprise-but it is a secret!) Now Hop on over to see Michelle!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Copic Buzz Challenge/The Stamping Boutique

To enter my blog candy-go HERE.

Hi everyone! The challenge over at the Copic Buzz this week is to make a non- card item and it should have the theme of cooking. So, my daughter is soon renting a house, and she saw these empty coffee containers that my hubby was actually saving for out in the garage, ya know for nails and stuff! Well, Chelsie grabbed them up and claimed them for herself to put Sugar, Flour and probably coffee in. I don't know how functional they can really be, as they are now un-washable items... but, I tried my hand on making the first one cute anyhow, even if she uses it for decoration only! I started with one just like this:

And made it into this:
I used this adorable image from The Stamping Boutique--incidentally they are sponsoring this challenge this week-how cool is that?! Don't forget to come back Wednesday as I am participating in a Blog Hop for Fresh Brewed Designs which will be the release for Hannah Belles, and on Friday I am participating in a Blog Hop For The Stamping Boutique- which will be the release of Tracey's Medieval Collection--so lots of AWESOME images to share with you yet this week!!! Hope you have a great day-and don't forget to enter my blog candy!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Busy Beauties Baby Card!

To enter my blog candy click HERE!!

Hi Ya'll! I have had a pretty great day-how about you? I went to church this morning with Emily and really enjoyed the church-and the people! Emily enjoyed going too, so maybe we have a new church! Then this afternoon we went to a nursing home with the daisy group/girl scout group and played bingo and made snowflakes for the residents. I would like to volunteer there- I love older people-they are just so sweet! I told one of the gals in charge I would like to volunteer, and she found out I did crafts, and seemed really excited about having me come there to help do crafts! Yeah! We will see if she calls....
I have made this card with one of the images I won from the Busy Beauties Blog Hop--isn't it just so perfect for a baby card!! I sponged the edges and used some crystal effects on the bubbles, and also used some flock on parts of the baby duckie! I layered an extra paper and used a Martha Steward punch. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to enter my blog candy!


Here is a card that I have made with some of the same papers that are up for the winning in my blog candy!My picture looks really dark-sorry about that! I embossed a butterfly image in gold and added some flowers, button embellishment, and ribbon and scrappers floss.



Scroll down for newer posts!!!

Ok - I have finally had the chance to go shopping, and here is what I have came up with for my blog candy! I want to THANK everyone who has stopped by and left a means so very much to me! Did you know that The Stamping Boutique now has DIGI'S and RUBBER STAMPS??
Well, I am offering TWO of the rubber CYNTHIA STAMPS in my blog candy!! How cool is that? They are gorgeous! Ok--I will get on with it!

The two stamps that will be included in the blog candy are: RAINY CYNTHIA, and SWINGING CYNTHIA!!!
Here is the rest of the items in the candy:
DCWV MARIPOSA 4.5 x 6.5 Matstack & Matching chipboard embellishments (100 pcs)

1 pkg buttons
3 rolls of ribbon
2 glitter glue
1 pkg valentine glitter
1 pink rhinestone sheet
1 raw chipboard accents

and some matching butterflies made on my big shot.

Well, what do you have to do to enter this blog candy? Leave a comment, and link back to this post on your blog! Yep, that is it!!! If you want to become a follower, your name will be entered in twice-just comment a second time telling me you became a follower!
This blog candy will end next Sunday (Jan. 24th) afternoon-so don't delay! Random will pick the winner!

another blog candy to tell you about

Denise is having a candy too, and you get an extra entry if you show your crafting workspace! So, here is mine, I did tidy it up a bit, but should have taken the time to dust while I was at it! Hope you like it Denise! On the other side of this turn-about is Emily's crafting table! I really badly need to go through my scrap paper- I have about 5 spots taken up with it all!! I never said I was organized! : ) Make sure to go check out Denise's blog and enter!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Congrats Vicki

Congrats to Vicki who has won the $10. gift cert for Digi images at Fresh Brewed Designs!!! Vicki contact me at: and I will let you know how to redeem your cert!

Ok, are you all ready to see the full sized cards now???? Here they are, aren't these images just so fun!!!! I work at the P.O. so of course I think that the sweet turtle girl is AWESOME!!! And the SWEET Hannah Belle is so totally perfect for a sleep over invite!!!!!!Remember there is a blog hop coming up on January 20--and these Hannah Belle's will be released then! Til then you can get the gorgeous turtle already at

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wanna have some fun???

Ok, I was having a yucky day at work today, and then when I came home for lunch - I checked my emails. Well, there was a surprise waiting there from Heather at Fresh Brewed! She is having a blog hop which I am part of on the 2oth, so she had sent along a few extra images.... I am going to give you all a sneak peek of her next release, and play a game at the same time! I just feel like giving away something ahead of my blog candy, as I of course didn't get time to go shopping tonight! So here are two sneek peeks-the first one to guess what both images are get a $10. gift cert for Fresh Brewed Designs. Ready, Set, GO....

(Hint...if you go to to Fresh Brewed, you just may find one of them there, already released!)

Have fun guessing! I will close this on Sunday, unless someone wins before then, so tell everyone you know!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

thank you and blog candy coming soon

Hi ya'll! I want to Thank you all who emailed me and told me how to add the DT's to my sidebar! As you can see, I got it all figured out with your help!
In the next day or so I will be putting up the blog candy I have been promising....gotta go get a few things first! So be on the watch out for it this weekend!

Stefs sketch challenge #2

I made this card last night for Stef's sketch Challenge #2! This adorable image is KK and available at The Stamping Boutique!
Sorry I am so late getting it up today, but you can join in on the fun with this one over at either of our groups-pcp or snr! Also, you want to make sure to join in with those two groups, as both have a freebie up!!! Gorgeous freebies--thank you Tracey!!! Make sure to check out Stef's too! I am still trying to remember how to add The Stamping Boutique Dt's blogs to my sidebar, but I can't figure it out-if anyone know please email me at and clue me in! Thanks!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #2/and 2 sketch's 4 you

Hi Ya'll!!!! This week at The Stamping Boutique the challenge's theme is : "I have a dream"-I think this awesome little guy's dream is very evident--he wants to be a race car driver!!!
Isn't he just the cutest!!!! I have colored him up with my copics and used the Sketch from 2 sketch's 4 you challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rosie Dances

Hi all! WOW! 2 posts in one day-unreal! Make sure to go down and check out the gorgeous little farmer girl Audrey before you leave!
This card was made with an image from Karen's doodles--the Grandma that I just went to visit in Alabama LOVES elephants and has lots of them! So, I couldn't resist making this card for her!! Isn't this image SO CUTE! Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a great week!

Little farmer girl Audrey!

Howdy! I have cleaned house today, and now have had time to make a card--( I have a couple I have been working on the last couple days-but am saving those for the blog hops coming up! I am participating in a hop for Fresh Brewed Designs with Heather on the 20th and I also am in charge of the hop for The Stamping Boutique on the 22 and 23 of January! Mark your calenders--you won't want to miss either of them! I will also be doing a BLOG CANDY along with them--and you wont want to miss that either!!!!!
Well, todays card I have made with an image from Tracey the owner of The Stamping Boutique---isn't she just too cute-she is AUDREY THE FARMER and you can get her for yourself, hurry, go ahead!!!! I just love her! I have colored her up with my copics, and used some papers from my stash-so no idea where they are from. Part of the little flower is from the June Bug collection (basic grey). Sentiment was done on my computer. I used the sketch from 2 sketch's for you--but I was too late to play along--better late than never - right? Hope you like her--as always I would love to read your comments!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge Card

Hello! This card is for the Crafty Creations Challenge. The challenge for the week is to make a card with black and white and one other color. The challenge is sponsored by Busy Beauties Boutique, and speaking of which--they are having a blog hop---such cute new images!!!!! Start the hop out at Barbaras! There are prizes to be won!!

Sweet Strawberries

I am loving this new strawberries image from Squigglefly! I colored with my copics and used papers two different DCWV stack packs, a little ribbon and a sentiment from SU-I think it makes a cute little" anytime" card. Thanks Squigglefly!!!

Stef's Sketch Challenge with The Stamping Boutique

I have made my card for the challenge this week with this adorable little piggy!!!! There is a whole set of images that are farm oriented!! They are precious! Images available at The Stamping Boutique.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Seal"d with a kiss

I have another card with an image from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs-just a simple card, but I think it is such a cute image!
Perfect Valentine image for that special someone! If you would like the chance to win a free image, go to Heathers blog and grab her blinkie-then let her know!! Sorry for some reason I cant get mine to blink!
Have a great night and I will see you tomorrow with a sketch card from The Stamping Boutique.

I am back!

Hello! I am back in Michigan! We did get to see my Grandmother for a whole day and 1/2--other than that the trip was not the best-started right out with the rental there to pick it up and everything I had asked the guy on the phone about was wrong-it was going to cost more like $1000. to rent this car instead of the $300 and something that I had been quoted! So we ended up taking my daughters car-then.... it just went on and on it seemed! But, we are home safe and sound now, and Grandma is happy she got to visit with us, even for such a short time! So, all is well! I have a card I started before I left but hadn't had time to get it quite finished-the little adorable ladybugs I cut out of a image from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs - aren't they adorable??!! She is having a blog hop on Jan. 20th with her new images Hanna Belles-I can't wait!! Also, her great talented friend Carolyn from Busy Beauties is sponsoring Crafty Creations challenge so make sure to check into that, and I believe there will be a blog hop tomorrow with the Busy Beauties too!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Papertake/The Stamping Boutique

Hi all! I am away on a short vaca- but here is the card I made for this weeks papertake challenge. This awesome image is available on The Stamping Boutique. The challenge was NEW~ and so I have made a Happy NEW years card! Isn't she just sooo cute?!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Want freebies?

Hello! Hope you all had a terrific New Years Eve last night! My family came over to have Christmas, and it was lots of fun.
Today have a couple of cards to share with you-made with images from Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs~ she has a mini release going on, and there are several challenges, and a freebie or two!!!! Here are the cards I have made this morning: Aren't they the cutest images?!!!
I HAD to make the little envelope one, as I work at the PO and just love this little cutie!
I also used a couple more images on the 2nd card~one being one of the freebies that I grabbed this morning~ the cutest little coffee cup! The second is one of the brand new images being released today! AND...there are lots more! You really want to go check them out~Valentines isnt too far away!
I will be making a couple of cards (I hope) yet today to auto post,bee~ cuz I am going on a MINI Vacation! I will be leaving tomorrow right after work, going to Alabama to see my BAMA GRAMMA~heehee! I am really quit nervous about it, as I really haven't much experience at driving on big 8 lane freeways at all!!! Well, take care these next few days....and I apologize now~ if my auto posts that i set up don't work!