Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ready for SPRING!!

 I got the chance to make several cards today--whoohoo! I am still trying to figure out how to use my camcorder for new camera--so please be patient with my picture quality! This first one I tried the same technique I had tried last night with the tissue paper over the image. The stamp I used is from one of my new SU stamp sets..very springlike..EASTER BLOSSOMS. I also added a few embellies-and inked up the edges.

The second one I have used a flower from of the newest set of files from THE CUTTING CAFE-One Spring Day, which features over 90 images!! Including the cute little sentiment I have used. I used an Su Butterfly punch and added some ebellies and ribbon to the card as well.

The third card I made today also uses files from THE CUTTING CAFE-EASTER SET 3 -for these three cute little chicks! Again using the Butterfly punch and also the frame punch for the sentiment-a few embellies and another spring like card!

I am entering this last one in the challenge over at Serenity Scrappers--which is to use at least two pastel colors. Make sure to check it out--there is a prize to be won!
Hope you have a great night!


Hi all! Today is another new challenge from our team over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS-and this week the challenge is food orientated.
So, the image I have used today is: OLIVE YOU (I LOVE YOU). He is found in the FUN FOODS Section.
On the inside I used the sentiment that goes with this little guy-it says: OLIVE YOU
I have used my Make The Cut to cut this little fella out and made HIM the CARD!! Again-please forgive the photo--my camera went kapoot on me!! Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Squigglefly challenge

The Squigglefly challenge this week was to make a card with homemade patterned papers.
I not happy with the results-but will have to give it another try. I used the image Dandelion, and put several of the images on my work processor-I then printed it out and colored it a little bit--then covered with tissue paper. My tissue paper did not stick as well as it should have--because my ink was starting to smear with the glue--so I used too little of it--thus the reason I will have to try it again someday! Next time I will allow time for my ink to dry completely before I use the glue. The other image is also from Squigglefly--and is Make a Wish. She is one of my fav's---it is so hard not to have lots and lots of fav's with all the great images SF has!! Thanks for the great challenge gals--I wouldn't have tried this other-wise!!

Cutting Cafe Apple card with sentiments from Marlene

I am sorry about the poor picture quality of my card today--my regular camera will suddenly not work! I think it is actually the disk- I have had it for about 7/8 years, and it keeps saying it needs to be formatted, but my computer keeps telling me it can't format it!! So I have had to use a camera I am not sure how to work! I have made this card with files from THE CUTTING CAFE-Apple shaped Card--isn't this apple yummy!!?!! I have also used sentiments that were FREE from MARLENE! I hope to be back later with better pics!  OH-and here is the inside!
Have a great day! I am off to help out at my daughters school!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Something new at Fresh Brewed!

Fresh Brewed Designs Card kit
We are gearing up for our NEXT stamp release! WAHOO!!!
With this release, we have a  FUN offer to share with you!
This card kit will totally give away the theme… so the secret is out!
We are hitting the beach!!!
 I know that we are all ready for some warm
sunshine and lots of fun, so why not get started now!
Fresh Brewed Designs is offering you a chance to get your hands on
Some new rubbah NOW!!

This card kit has some FUN stings attached.
Those that purchase this kit will be required to
                Create with it (der!)
                Save your card… hmmm what is she talking about
                Post in a special linky post during the hop
Benefits for purchasing the kit
                You will have a chance to win all the other stamps released!!!
                You will have a chance to be on the FBD DT for a 3 month term
Card Kit Price
$15.95 with free shipping
(open to US customers only, sorry)
We only have 10 card kits available
At a first come first serve basis.
Email me at for yours!!!

Card kit includes:
Beach Accessories Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp
Fresh Brewed Designs Card Backer Stamp
Six 4x6 sheets of paper:
            Pink Paislee Bermuda Shorts
            Making Memories Small Yellow Dots
            Heidi Grace Embossed Paper: Baby Girl/Flowers
            Luxe Designs Sweet Talk Double Sided paper
            American Crafts The Goods Sunshine Double Sided paper
            American Crafts everyday Salut  Double Sided paper
American Craft Velvet yellow ribbon: 6 inches
Hemp cord: 18 inches
3 Prima Flowers (vary slightly: 1 med lg white, 1 med yellow, 1 small yellow)
3 buttons
3 clear dewdrops

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cute bunny from The Cutting Cafe

Hi all! I have a card today to show you that I made with files from THE CUTTING CAFE. You can find the file I used for this card HERE-EASTER SET 3-PRINTABLE STAMP SET. There are lots of images on this set--all perfect for Easter cards-and there are even a few frames included as well! I also used a new punch (for the flower) from SU.
 Hope you like it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A couple more cards today - FBD AND SQUIGGLEFLY

This is my third post today-so make sure to check out the other two as well!! This first card I have made for a little boy who has had to endure surgery and with have to have go through much more-at a very young young age!! I have used the image available over at Fresh Brewed Designs drawn by the super talented Heather for this one... I just adore this giraffe! I hope it will bring a smile to this young guys face!!
This next card is for my father in law's birthday and this great imge is available over at Squigglefly-and is drawn by Brian Lock. The sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from the very talented Marlene, and you can get in on her awesome freebies HERE-she is an artist for Squigglefly as well. I am entering this card into the SF challenge which was to use buttons.

A PHAT BOYARDEE birthday card

to see my FBD challenge card-go HERE

Heehee!! I just love this CHEF!! Isn't he the cutest CHEF around?!! He is from Squigglefly and drawn by Marlene S. He is PHAT BOYARDEE. I also added another image available over at Squigglefly it is part of the BIRTHDAY SET by Michelle Bertuzzi.

FBD Challenge of the week...

It is time again for a new challenge over at Freshly Brewed Challenges! This weeks challenge is to use two or more embellishments..and this adorable image was sent specially for today's post---how cute is this little chick?!?!

You can find this cute chick over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS digi/and more store-go to HOLIDAYS, then click SPRING! Heather is having a sale right now too--if you purchase the set of chicks-you get 6 sentiments for FREE!!! (and at a great savings for you too!!) So check it out, and make sure to join us--you just may be picked to be the next GUEST DESIGNER! WHOOHOO!! Hope you all have a blessed day!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another Squigglefly card

I got in on the special Squigglefly was having - did you? You can see details HERE--but you will have to hurry!! You have the chance to win free images!
So, we heard that Max's (Emily's new puppy) sister broke her leg--poor little puppy-they are so little and delicate!! So I had to make a card and take a toy and a baggie of treats over to her-of course they were from Max and Emily! I had fun making the card with this cute little Squigglefly image called Playful Scamp-but I turned Scamp into Scampette! They weren't home when we went -so we just had to leave it--bummer!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Squigglefly birthday card

Hi all! I made a card tonight for my sons friends birthday-(a girl). He is going there tomorrow night for a WII party. The image is from SQUIGGLEFLY and so is the sentiment! I love the two together!

You can find the sentiment HERE, then go to page 2--Birthday set
and the image is on page 6 when you go to view all-birthday cupcake. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cute Bunnies!

Lookie these little adorable BUNNIES! I have made these cuties with a file from THE CUTTING CAFE:
BUNNY SHAPED CARD CUTTING FILE. I have made a little girl bunny and a little boy bunny using MTC to cut the files--it is so easy to import Regina's file and cut it out on my cricut! I also used my oval SU stamp and added the little bellies-in which I added pompoms. I also used some ribbon, and  Peachy Keen stamps for their little faces, and lastly - I gave the girly bunny a flower and pearl in her hair.

Sorry for the glare--it was either that or too dark looking.....hope you like them!

Freshly Brewed Challenges

HI all! It is once again Wednesday--time to check out all the wonderful creations by the Fresh Brewed Design Team, for the upcoming challenge! This weeks challenge is: Dots
This one is a fun one for me, as I LOVE dots and dotted papers! I used CUTE OWL --isn't  she adorable?  I just love her bow, and big bright eyes!! Well, don't forget to check out the challenge for yourself HERE.

Also, I just wanted to remind everyone to also check out THE CUTTING CAFE today as it is MARCH INSPIRATION!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My challenge a little too late!!

Hi everyone! I have made this layout for the challenge over at Serenity Scrappers blog, and went to their post to look over the rules one more time and realized I am a day too late!! That is ok-it got me busy on this layout, and that is the goal-right?!!! So-Thanks gals--I had a great time making this layout, and hope you like it!
I used my new tool "SEW EASY" that I had heard about for the first time when Serenity Scrappers were introducing new and different tools!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Saturday with The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone!! I have the day off!! It is my sister in law's baby shower--so I took the day off. HURRAY!!
So, I have gave the puppy a bath and even got a card made! I have used a couple new files from:
 THE CUTTING CAFE--they are so much fun to mix and match!
1. Easter set 3-printable stamp set
2. Ribbon sentiments banner set and shaped card
well, hope you like my card today--I am off to go get ready for the party.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My new tool!!

My new tool arrived!!! It is SEW EASY--and I think I am really gonna love using this neat gadget!! Here is a baby tag that I have made to attach to my Moms present for baby Shelby, it is all I have made with it so far...(it just came in the mail today). I have used New Arrivals for the baby and Tags, bags, and more for the heart tag, and of course Sew Easy made it super easy to do the stitching around the heart!! Have a great day everyone!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

baby card

Hi! i have a card I made last weekend to show you-it is for my brother and sister in law--they are having a baby shower this weekend, and are expecting a baby girl! They are big horse folks, so thought a cutie pie pony would be perfect!

Thanks for stopping by-and I would love to read what you think!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Freshly Brewed Challenges

Freshly Brewed Challenges

Hi all! It is Wednesday-and yes that means it is time for anotherFreshly Brewed Challenge! This weeks challenge is to use 3 or more patterned papers--so I have used three different papers from K&Company's Berry Sweet Designer mat pad. I have once again use Daisy The Elephant--a digital image available from Fresh Brewed Designs. I use her often, but I just can't help myself--she always makes me feel happy!!
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reading "TIME" with The Cutting Cafe

Hi all! I know it has been a while!! A very busy week!! I decided to make a bookmark last night, I was inspired by BETH'S story HERE. You really should go check it out--sounds like a lot of fun, and what a great idea to promote reading!! I have made this bookmark with a couple of files from THE CUTTING CAFE- BOOK BOX TEMPLATE-CUTTING FILES and CLOCK BACKGROUND PRINTABLE STAMP SET for the little clocks--how fun is that?!!!
Well, Hope you like it, off to work I go.......

Friday, March 4, 2011


Hi everyone! Well, I just had pick the winner of the CUTIE PIE stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs! Random picked #3-STACY!!!
Stacy -please email me with your addy! Thanks for playing along!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another Cutting Cafe Card

My daughter is having a rough time in college at the moment--so I made this card to send to her to let her know that I believe in her! The flowers are from a set by THE CUTTING CAFE: Sentiment stems and flower tops - printable stamp set
The sentiment is from another cutting Cafe file: Your in my thoughts greetings, inside and outs-printable stamps

on the inside it says: I DO
Hope you like it!

I also have these cards ( 40 of them) that I made for a lady in town for Thank Yous for a bridal shower--the theme of the shower is pink tulips. She is giving them to the bride to be, so she doesn't have to worry about buying thank yous. I almost forgot to show them to you. Please let me know what you think...

The Cutting Cafe Card

Hi all! If you are looking for the Freshly Brewed Challenge go HERE.

For this card I have used several files from THE CUTTING CAFE: the scallop and Pink Polka dots have came from: Colorful Clocks -Printable stamps set
and the Breast Cancer ribbon has came from the set:  RIBBON BACKGROUND-Printable stamps
I have also used a digital image from NUTCRAFTERS- Pink Frosting-Breast Cancer Awareness set

Thanks for stopping by!

Freshly Brewed Challenges--on time!!

Hey- what do you know?? I am actually on time with my post today!! I have been off several times lately--but I am on time today!!
Today the challenge over at Freshly Brewed Challenges is:
I LOVE paper piecing--it is so much fun!! I have used this cute little EASTER CHICKIE for my card today---isn't she just adorable!!! SNEAK PEAK-Keep a watch out for her to be added to the FBD STORE in the next couple weeks!!
 I have also used some digital papers from Pink Petticoat/cardstock from SU -my copics and a flower from Sweet Petites by Petaloo, and a couple bling flowers by Jolee's.

Don't forget to comment on my post HERE for a chance to win the adorable little CUTIE PIE ON CLOUDS --NEW RUBBER STAMP that I have used in that post!! You have until Friday to comment. These stamps are exquisite, I loved stamping her up!!
I forgot to mention:
We all know that the first challenge 
of the month is a PRIZE challenge!
This month we are challenging you to use
If you do, you can win 5 free digis!
If you use a Fresh Brewed image you are entered twice for each post.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm late!!!! Blog hop and fresh new rubber!

YIKES--I am so sorry I am late-I was thinking the 1rst wasn't until Wed. 

What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice
And everything nice, That's what little girls are made of.

I think even as we grow, we ladies are still made of sugar and spice and everything nice, don't you? Today we have lots of girly fun to share with you! Fresh Brewed Designs has released (today) 7 brand new rubber stamps that are perfect for girls of all ages! Heather has designed 3 coffee gals to add to the already sassy series. These latte lovin' ladies have an extra sprinkle of sweetness. Each stamp has a little cherry topped cupcake added to it. We are also excited to introduce to you today Cutie Pie!!! She is a cute little butterfly fairy with a love for adventure and loves to spread smiles wherever she goes.  I have used the CUTIE-PIE on Clouds, and let me tell you that she stamps up like a dream!! These rubber stamps are exquisite!!

If you are just getting to the hop, you will have to start at the beginning at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog. If you are getting here from LINDA's Blog you are on the right track. 

Here is what you could win just by hopping!!!

Here are the RULES for your chance to win the prize.
You will have to complete the hop in full and leave a comment on each hop stop. 

****I will be picking a winner off of my personal blog as well--and that winner will win the stamp I have used today!!!******

The hop will start AND end on the challenge blog. 
After you finish the hop, leave ANOTHER comment on the challenge blog post and let us know what your favorite image was from the hop. 

To be able to decide which is your favorite, though, you will have to keep hopping! 
Your next hop stop is SHAZZA's Blog. 

Here is the hop order in case you need it:
Freshly Brewed Challenges:
Carolyn (Guest):
Stacie G:
Catherine (Guest):
Kathy B: 
Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://freshbreweddesigns