Monday, December 29, 2014

**INGREDIENTS** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!!

Can you believe Christmas is over?  It always seems to go SO fast!!  It's almost the new year and it's time for a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges!  Our challenge has an Ingredients theme this time around.  We're working with two printed papers, three brads or buttons and one ribbon!  Our lovely sponsor is Lacy Sunshine!  I chose to work with Sami Boo's Hot Cocoa 'cause it's after Christmas but I'm definitely still in a wintery mood!


I'm so excited to be back in the game of entering card challenges!  I've missed it!!



Be sure to visit the blog and make sure to enter our challenge!  You can enter up to three times and I can't wait to see all your crafty makes!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

**WINTER WISHES** New Challenge With Crafts2Celebrate!!

Happy Three-Days-After Christmas!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday season.  I had a lovely but rushed one, and am thrilled to be getting back to crafting!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafts2Celebrate, and our theme is Winter Wishes!!  Our amazing sponsor this month is Lemon Shortbread and I've chosen to work with Christmas Glitter Shoujo!!


Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created!  Thanks so much for looking and Happy New Year!  Laters!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

**Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!  It's a new challenge (last one of 2014!) at Crafty Creations and our theme is.  Since Jaime is giving a CTMH prize out this challenge, we could use whatever stamps we wanted and unfortunately, I didn't have any Christmas CTMH sets, so I used dies instead!!


Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

**NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!!

Happy holiday Hump day everyone!  It's time for a our last challenge of the year over at Creative Moments, and we've got a super fun theme of Non-Traditional Christmas Colors this fortnight!  You can always play with an Anything Goes creation if you prefer, but let's break out of our crafty shells and have some fun with this!!  Our lovely sponsor is Jellypark Digi Stamps and I'm using Skating Polar Bears.



Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the other DT have created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Everyone have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  Laters!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

**SOMETHING TO "DIE" FOR** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!!

Happy two weeks til Christmas!!!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and we've got a super fun theme this fortnight, Something To "Die" For!  So get those die cuts out and show us what you've got!  Our lovely sponsor is Robyn's Fetish!!



Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the other DT members have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

**WINTER/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!  There's just twenty-two days until Christmas but our new challenge at Creative Moments has a Winter theme!!  So grab your snowflakes and frosty blue glitters and get creating!  As always you can play with an Anything Goes creation if you'd like.  Our super fun sponsor is the always popular Bugaboo Stamps!  I love their stamps and have chosen Winter Trio!


Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  You can enter up to three times so make sure to play along with us.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Monday, December 1, 2014

**CHRISTMAS** New Challenge With The Craft Garden!!

YAY IT'S DECEMBER!!!  It's a new challenge at The Craft Garden and our theme is Christmas!  Kerry generously sent me some of her gorgeous crocheted flowers to create with, and I made this fun card for my niece.


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy holiday crafting.  Laters!!

**CHRISTMAS** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!!

Happy December!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and our fun theme this fortnight is Christmas!!  Our lovely sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and I've chosen to work with Happy Happy Snowman!


Be sure to visit the blog and make sure to enter our challenge!  You can enter up to three times and I can't wait to see all your crafty makes!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Birthday Break



Happy birthday to ME!!!  As I celebrate with glitter and Twilight movies and chocolate and so. many. new. crafts. I wanted to stop by here and share a little tag and say that I won't be around much for the rest of the year.  My DT posts will probably be the only things you'll see from me until at least December 26th (SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).  I love to shop and make presents and make wrapping for the presents and that's what I'll be doing along with watching Christmas movies (I just like to smile!  Smiling's my favorite!) and listening to Christmas music.  Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and a plentiful Black Friday shopping spree!!!  Laters!

**EMBOSSING** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day (and happy birthday to me!)!!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme is Embossing!  Our lovely sponsor is Beccy's Place, and I chose to work with Poinsettia Bauble.



Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

**Waiting For Christmas!!** New Challenge with Crafts2Celebrate!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!  It's a new challenge at Crafts2Celebrate and the theme is Waiting For Christmas!!!  Get your holiday on and make some sparkly, special crafts this challenge.  Our lovely sponsor is Sherri Baldy My Besties digi stamps!!  Her digis are so unique and adorable. Here's what I made:


I just love how adorable their faces are!


I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!!  Laters!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge - Week 15

I'm always at the last minute, but that actually makes me create better work, I think.  The 15th COC3 Challenge is almost at its deadline, and this time around it was Cabinet Card Pockets!  If you don't have a copy of COC3, you can get one here.

Their amazing sponsor this time around is Inspiration Emporium!!  They're giving one lucky artist a $50 gift certificate!  WOW!!


I'm on a Christmas kick right now, so I made a Christmas project.  I loooove how this turned out!


This is the front.  See that awesome fibery goodness on top?  PULL IT!

 Looky, looky!!


This is the tag I created, from the front.  I left the back kind of plain so you could write a message on it.


I'm so loving this stamp-and-die set.

Of course I'm entering more than one challenge:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

**MAKE IT SPARKLE/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments, and this one is a favorite of mine, Make It Sparkle!!  I love anything that glitters or shimmers or glimmers!  You can always play with an Anything Goes creation if you would prefer.  Our lovely sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I've chosen to work with the Vampire Love digi!  You know me and Twilight!!  Plus, the month of November is so sentimental to us Twihards, since four of the five movies had November openings.


I"m of course entering a few challenges:

Don't forget to visit our blog and see what the rest of the DT has created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Brides with Flair

Happy Friday!!!  I've got a card for Unity Friday Friends with Flair at the last minute!!


She turned out awesome, no?  This is a custom card too, which is always fun!!

I'm entering a few challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

New DT Announcement!!

Just a quick post today to announce my new DT position with Crafts2Celebrate!!  The blog is featuring my art and debuting me as a DT member today, you can check out the post here.  We're all showcasing some of our favorite celebration-based makes, and this is one of mine, from March.


I'm so excited to be on this new team!!  I look forward to sharing my first post with them on the 23rd. Laters!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

**RECIPE** New Challenge With Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and this time we've got a RECIPE challenge this time around!!  Use at least three layers, meaning one image and two designer papers!  Our lovely sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs, and I chose to create with The Great Pumpkin.


Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created. Thanks so much and happy crafting.  Laters!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Week 14

ALWAYS to the last minute, I'm just barely getting my card done for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3.  This week's technique is Colored Crackle.  This is something I haven't tackled before so it was super fun.  You can find this technique in Tim's book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 which you can purchase here.

Their lovely sponsor is the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  They're offering up a $25 gift card!


I got to play with new products for this too, yay!!


I'm entering just one challenge:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!!  Laters!!

Strength and Dignity

This was a quickie card but I LOVE how it came together.  I also love that I used a lot of scraps to make it. I love green projects.


Of course I'm linking to some challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

*THIS* Is My Last Halloween Post

A friend said to me, "Where are all your Christmas projects?!" and yes, I was painting ornaments when she asked, but still.  I'm still in Halloween mode! :D  Plus, there's Thanksgiving to think about.....This same friend asked if she was going to see Christmas cards from me in January (the answer is probably yes).



And the final Halloween challenges :D

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

**CELEBRATIONS/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge At Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and our fun theme is fortnight is Celebrations!!  You can always play along with an Anything Goes project if you'd prefer, but I love how wide-open the Celebrations theme is!  You could do birthday, Thanksgiving, Christening, Wedding, etc.  Our lovely sponsor is Jellypark Digi Stamps and I'm working with Girl Running with Cake.


I'm of course entering a few challenges:




Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pastel Experiment

Hi all.  I'm still playing around with making my own texture paste (since I could just about use the Ranger stuff on every project I make and at $8 a jar I'd go bankrupt!  Plus I can't get it locally :( ) and this batch seems a bit smoother. I got a new stencil to play with and decided to make a tag for the latest Tis The Season Stamping challenge!  It calls for pastel colors...


I made this tag, and I may later turn it into a card and give it further embellishment, not sure yet.


I'm just entering it in a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  The Christmas countdown is ON!  Laters!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Day of the Dead!  (Do people wish that??)  I recently got a die that reminds me of a Sugar Skull, so I just knew I had to make a Day of the Dead card!!


I'm of course entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

**RECIPE** New Challenge With The Craft Garden!

It's the first o the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at The Craft Garden!!!  We've got a recipe challenge this month, and we want to see at least four of these items on your project.  Here's the list to choose from:

  1. Bling
  2. Button
  3. Doily
  4. Embroidery
  5. Polka Dots
  6. Ribbon
  7. Spray/Mist
  8. White Space
I put my choices in BOLD :D  Here's what I created:


I"m of course entering a few challenges:

Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Not All Halloween Houses Are Haunted

I mean if you really think about it, this house looks....occupied rather than haunted, right? :D  I just love how this card turned out and I especially love the kick of the textured glitter paper.


Didn't it turn out so amazing?!?


Of course I'm entering challenges!!
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy Haunting!!

Happy One Week 'til Halloween!!  Still in the spooky phase of my holiday crafting and I've got another Halloween card to share with you!  I'd love to be able to say I'll be posting one every day until Halloween, but I make no promises.


Don't you just LOVE that saying?!  I just got that stamp :D  (I just got the broom too, but who's counting? :D)


Of course I'm entering a few challenges!
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!!  Laters!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

**HALLOWEEN/SPELLBOUND/FAIRYTALES/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!!!  It's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and we've got an array of super fun themes for you to play along with this fortnight!!  You may choose Halloween, or Spellbound, or Fairytales if you'd like to follow one of our themes.  As always you can also play Anything Goes!  With the ability to enter our challenge up to three times, you could always make one project for each theme!  Our amazing sponsor is the super fun Sassy Studio Designs.  I couldn't choose which digi to work with, so I made something with both!!




Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT have created!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sketch Fail

I had SUCH a crazy week.  Headaches and fighting a cold and a stamp show, it's been nuts.  Last minute as always for Tis The Season Stamping and omg I just lost my way 110%!!  But one of my goals for this year was to embrace everything, even when the art SUCKS, so I'm entering it anyways.


The only challenge I'm entering this in is the sketch challenge at Tis The Season Stamping.  Tomorrow's artwork will be better.  Laters!

Friday, October 17, 2014

OWH Christmas Card Drive

I'm always compiling cards for Operation Write Home, but I just read that they're short on Christmas cards so I got cracking on some to send them this weekend.  They requested cards with a dog on them and while I shop for a Christmasy doggie stamp (or find my Santa hat stamp to add to dogs I already have), I wanted to go ahead and make something.  I like to follow sketches when I'm tending towards a CAS card, so I turned to Sketch Saturday for a layout idea. I actually love t.


I of course wanna link to a few challenges:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge at Crafting At The Weekend!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's my first post as a DT member for Crafting At The Weekend and I'm excited to share the card I made with you!  Our theme as always is Anything Goes and you can enter the challenge here.


I want to enter her in a few challenges:


Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**THINKING OF YOU** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations this week (I'm hosting!) and our theme is Thinking of You!  Our lovely sponsor is San's Designs!  I've chosen Blowing In The Wind to work with this fortnight, here's what I created.


I'm linking to a few challenges, of course:

Be sure to visit the blog to see what everyone else has created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!!

Happy Monday!  It's a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!  Our lovely sponsors are Delicious Doodles and Angie's Digi Images!

First up, Angie's.  The obvious choice was Vampire Mouth!


Not just a Twilight vibe here, but the sentiment is taken from a Bush song that was the theme for An American Werewolf in Paris.  I like supernatural stuff, can you tell? :D

This is the inside of the easel card:



I wanna enter this in a few challenges:

For Delicious Doodles, I went spooky since Halloween is coming up, and picked Cranium Caresses.


I'm entering this in a few challenges, too:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT made.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!