Monday, April 28, 2014

New Squigglefly Challenge...

HI all... I hope you all had a wonderfull weekend!!  It is time for a New Challenge over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog....this week is Mothers day cards, or a card for a special lady... 
Exciting NEW NEWS......Squigglefly has two new artists this month - Niina Niskanen and James Horvath.
For my card I  have used SQUIGGLEFLY image: SPRING BOUQUET CUP by Pamela Lehto

I have been wanting to tryout this sunburst type card for a while now,
so I re-watched a tutorial over on you-tube. I have used a SU sentiment, and added 3 skittles from DoubleClick Connections.  (these are from her new color release-you can find her skittles HERE--aren't they gorgeous!!)
Hope you get the chance to join us!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Squigglefly Birthday card

HI all - I was contacted by a friend to make a couple cards, the first one was a birthday card for a gal who likes to do organic gardening... so, here is what I came up with...
I have used Squigglelfly image: FARMER SALLY by artist Cheryl Grant Alger. Isn't she just adorable? I hope whoever it is going to, enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Squigglefly digi image
My Creative Time-Stitched Tab Die
My Creative Time-Flower Petal Dies
SU Happy Birthday sentiment
SU 1/2 circle punch
Butterscotch SKITTLES from DoubleClick Connections
Misc. Papers
Colored with Copics
Computer sentiment - organic
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

New challenge at The Stamping Boutique....

Hi all!
Are you ready to enjoy the Weekend? Not only is it Easter, but my daughter Brittany's birthday is Sunday as well. She has to work, so we already celebrated last weekend. I have her Birthday card to share with you today ....  I have used The Stamping Boutique image: Pocket Patootie Easter Bunny.

and that brings me to the new challenge over at The Stamping Boutique Blog Challenge site...
the new challenge is:  BIRTHDAY CARDS/Projects. We hope you will stop by and join us!!

I would also like to enter this card into the CUT IT UP CHALLENGE which is also" Birthday Card"
Have a Great EASTER.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder for FBD Challenges/Blog Candy....

For my card today, I have used FRESH BREWED DESIGNS digi image:

Link up any of your FBD creations for the month of
April for your chance to win this blog candy!
*link up ends April 30*
Get full details and link your creation up HERE.

or go for the:
Create ANY paper craft that follows the sketch, or the photo insp.
or both and enter to for a chance to win 3 digis or
be our next guest designer!
*link up ends April 30*
Go HERE for full details and to link up your creation!

Go to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE to check out the NEW DIGIS just released this week!!
(you can get all 5 NEW digis for $10.....only through 11:55pm April 16th, 2014.)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 14, 2014




Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from VICKY'S BLOG, then you are right on track!

We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 
I have used the new digi image DAISY KITTEN available now at the 

I have colored this adorable little kitten up with my copics, and added skittles from DoubleClick Connections. Flowers from my stash.
I also wanted to enter this into the Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 so I followed their sketch.
By the way, Fresh Brewed Designs just happens to be sponsoring the SSW2 Challenge this week, so play along for a chance to win 3 digis from Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Also, check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
KIM's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Have a lovely day.

Here is the order in case you get lost along the way.

NEW Squigglefly Challenge-SFC1514-Easter....

Hi peeps! I have a fun little Easter card to share with you today. There is a new challenge over on the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG. For my card,  I have used SQUIGGLEFLY digi image: 

I have also added a SU stamp at the bottom, as I thought these little chicks went perfect with this digi!!
I colored in with my copics, added some Tim Holtz Tumbled glass dye, SU washi tape and a couple Sunset Orange Skittles from DoubleClick Connections.
Hope you get the chance to play along.....remember, if you play along and use a Squigglefly image, you have the chance to win a free image!!
Thanks for stopping, and I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Reminder....

Hi all!
I wanted to stop in real quick and remind you of the Challenges going on over at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS right now, there is the:

Want to see what you can win?

For each entry,  you must:

1)Create a NEW paper craft :card, ATC, tag, scrapbook layout, ect. using an FBD image (Digi or Rubber Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs).
2)Can enter up to 3 times each. 
3)MUST post CANDY badge on your sidebar (at the top) linking back to Freshly Brewed Challenges and add this blog candy photo in EACH post with your card with a link back to this post.

OR/AND then also the: 

******April Month Long Choose Your Challenge

Here is your inspiration photo

  1. The winner of this challenge (chosen by will be given 3 digis of choice
  2. The FBDDT will choose one lucky participant to be a guest designer for the following month.              As a guest designer, you will be given your choice of 3 digis AND be featured on our blog. 

  1. You can choose to create using this sketch and/or use this photo as your inspiration piece.
  2. We will need to be able to clearly see one of these two pieces in your card / project. If we can't see the sketch or that your card follows the photo, it will not count. Sorry :(
  3. You may enter this challenge up to 5 times.
  4. If you don't have an FBD image, don't worry. You can still play along. If you do, we would LOVE to see you create with it! and bonus! If you do,  you can enter our Blog Candy challenge too! 
  5. Please no back linking, make sure your project is a NEW project created for this challenge
  6. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! We love to create for the LOVE of creating. We want you to enjoy what you make and look forward to seeing them. 

    Please add the link to this challenge in your post and
    add the direct link to your NEW card in the inlinkz on the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Challenge Blog
    Challenge ends April 30 11:55 PM EST

    Now that is a lot of chances to win yourself some awesome prizes!
    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Blog Hop withThe Stamping Boutique...

    Hi everyone! Welcome to our blog hop for THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE . If you have came to my blog from  LINDA'S  blog, then you're on the right track...otherwise start back at the beginning at The stamping Boutique Challenge Blog so you don't miss one fantastic thing!!
    I have used TSB image: EASTER BUNNY LAUNDRY LINE.
    I have made my own background papers by using My Creative Times Cloud Dies and making my sentiment out of a couple different MCT stamps.  I inked the cardstock and clouds up with  Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass to make the sky look blue. I then added ribbon , and a few gems. I have colored this image up with my copics.

    Your next stop is my wonderful friend Rhonda Miller's blog.

    What would a hop be without candy? Make sure to comment on all the stops in the hop, as we are EACH going to pick a winner from our comments to win one digi image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!!
    Here is the complete order in case you get lost....

    I wanted to let you know there is 40% off at The Stamping Boutique on Easter and Spring images!!
     Thanks for stopping by!!

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Guess What? I've been published again....

    I am so excited to say that I was asked by Holly Young of Squigglefly to make a masculine card for the upcoming article in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine. My card is in issue #123 which will be out in the newstands on April 24th, 2014.
    I have used a new set of Squigglefly images called: FLYING HIGH by Judith Hart. This new set comes with the image and several different sentiments!

    Unfortunately they did not show the inside of the card in the magazine....where the rest of the awesome sentiment it kind leaves you hangin'....
    I am not going to leave you all hangin' is the inside of my card, that you won't get to see in the magazine.

    Hope you like my card, here is the recipe:
    Squigglefly’s image and sentiments: Flying High by artist Judith Hart
    6x6 Early Espresso  cardstock by SU
    Designer papers from My Minds Eye-Lost and Found 2-Breeze
    Outside: (1st  Mat: 5 3/4 x 5 ¾ 
                      2nd Mat: 5 x 5
                      Border:  2 x 5 ¾
                     3rd Mat: 4 x  3 ¼
                     4th Mat: 3 ¾ x 3 )
    Inside: ( 1st Mat: 5x 4
                    !st Border: 2 x 5
                     2nd Border:  1 ½ x 4 ¾
                      Sentiment Mat: 3 ½ x 4 ¼  cardstock from stash)

    Other items used:
    Colored with Copic Markers
    Orange and White Twine from Stash
    Zig 2 way glue
    3D Dots by EK (to pop image up)
    SU 1 ¼ Square punch (for Banner)
    Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (Tea Dye)
    Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cart for extra clouds and shadows (main set at 3.25)
    Su Cardstock (Basic Black for cloud shadows)
    Orange button from Stash
    4 Skittles by DoubleClick Connections (Stream)

    Thanks for stopping by today! 

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Challenge #11-THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE....Easter Themed Card/Project....

    Hello! It is Friday and that means we have a new challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE BLOG!
    Our new challenge for this week is to: MAKE AN EASTER THEMED CARD. I have used The Stamping Boutique's digi image BUNNY EGG for my card. Isn't she adorable!!?!!

    I have made my background papers by stamping the dots from MY CREATIVE TIMES-Build a Banner Kit, I have also used Teeny Tag Greetings from MCT for my sentiment and tag. I have colored up my image with copics, and used two Mystery Sparkle Skittles from DoubleClick Connections. I added a tiny bow to the tag as well.
    I would like to enter this into the MCT challenge of Make Your Own Background Papers.
    I would also like to enter this into the CUT IT UP Easter with a die cut challenge.
    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Winner of my Makeover Blog Candy

    Hi all! Well, with today being the first day of April, that means that my blog candy for my makeover is over!
    So picked a winner and the winner is: CLEVERCRAFTER.
    So Lorraine if you would email me at (please put "candy winner" in the subject line) and tell me you mailing address, I will get your prize out to you....thank you to those of you who participated.