Sunday, April 27, 2014

GLTTER Challenge with Hobbycutz!

Happy Sunday!  Hope you've all got your week off to a great start.  Today I'm sharing the newest challenge over at Hobbycutz!  This week we've got a GLITTER challenge for you.  You all know how much I love glitter!  We're being sponsored by Sassy Studio Stamps, and I chose their Samantha Sassy image for this card.  Reminds me of Samantha Jones on SATC, love it.


I painted and then glittered my wooden flourish.  I love how it stands out against the embossed and inked background, which, although you can't tell it in the photo, it's also glittery.


Be sure to play along with us at Hobbycutz this week, you can enter our challenge up to three times.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Jubilee - Basket

Here's the gift basket I made that inspired the Easter card I shared a couple days ago.  It's taken me longer than I intended to post this 'cause I've been so sick.  Spring colds SUCK.  Anyways, on with the art :)

I've never made an Easter basket before, it was SO MUCH FUN.  I'll definitely be making these again next year!

Front of the basket:

Side view:

And a top view:

I filled it with grass and eggs filled with makeup and crafty supplies.  The kind of basket I would wanna get heehee.

I'm of course linking to some challenges!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Creative Moments Challenge #41 - Anything Goes/SPRING

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge today at Creative Moments and it's Anything Goes/SPRING!  Nothing quite says spring to me like a wedding, so I picked this gorgeous Bella Bride Sassy digi to use for my card.  I chose this color palette after a friend chose blue and white for her upcoming wedding. I think it's so fun and different.


I think my favorite part is the stones on her dress.


You've got two weeks to play along with our Anything Goes/Spring challenge!  Hope to have you join us.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Christmas Inspiration

Christmas in April?  I've been trying to put together a Christmas card here and there, and I've managed to get another one done!  I was really inspired by the Tis The Season Challenge #14 photo, here's what they picked this challenge:


I instantly knew I wanted to create a holiday window from the inside of the house, where you could see the inside decoration and also see the wintery outside.  Here's what I came up with:


I like that you can see the snow outside, in person it's glittery but you can't really tell in the photos.


The bling on the valance represents Christmas lights hanging across the window indoors.

Just two challenges today:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  I'm off to get some rest I'm exhausted!  Laters!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Jubilee - Card

This is the first part of a two-project set I made, a card and an coordinating gift basket.  I made the basket first and then made the card to match it.


I put a ton of details into this card.  Die cut ovals and flowers, border punches, ribbon and LOTS of bling.  I loooove my bling.


The puppy is my favorite part.  Isn't he precious?

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair!

Happy Friday!  I've FINALLY gotten a card made in time for Unity Friends With Flair YAY!  I've been trying for a few weeks now and haven't made it.  Here's what I created:


Isn't she adorable?  I used one of my newest stamps, Sabrina, to make this card.  I love how versatile it is.  I'm not sure how much it comes across in the photo, but the embossed backgrounds are also shimmery.  You know me and glitter! :)

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Artistic Experiment

I'm always seeing people make cards without stamps, or challenges sponsoring such things, and I always think to myself, I can't do that!!  I was playing with new dies though and stopped and thought, I CAN do it!  I can make a card without stamps.  So I made a crapload of diecuts and this is what I came up with.  I'm actually really happy with it.


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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Have A Sweet Easter

Doesn't Easter make you wanna eat chocolate?  And jelly beans?  And more chocolate?  I've been seeing jelly beans in my sleep the past couple of days with all the Easter crafts I've been making!  I wanted to do something kind of simple so that I could add a pile of Easter cards to my OWH donation box.  I did it without sparkles and glitter too, which is always a challenge for me!


Isn't this bunny just the sweetest??  I'm going to be using him on another card very soon.

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunnies And Eggs

Happy Almost Easter!  I'm loooooving the spring weather (and IGNORING the fact that we're getting SNOW tomorrow!) and making lots of art lately.  I'm still making Easter cards even though it's less than a week away.  I've gotten some new stamps recently and I wanted to use them to make a card.


I just love this bunny.  Especially the expression on her face.


Close up of the Easter tag :)

I'm of course entering some challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

BINGO! New Challenge with Hobbycutz!!

Happy Sunday!  It's FINALLY looking like spring here so I wanted to make a fun springy card for this week's challenge at Hobbycutz!  We're playing BINGO and I chose to play diagonally this time around.  I used die cuts, a stamp and flowers.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Digi Stamps 4 Joy!  You can visit their amazing shop here.  Here's what I created:

You've got a week to play along in our BINGO challenge!  Hope to have you join us.  Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Stylish Friend

YAYYYYY it's Friday!!!  I love the weekend.  Mostly 'cause I'm going to get new crafts this weekend.  I always love new crafts.

Anyways, craft supplies mean more projects.  I got a new embossing folder the other day and just HAD to use it on another Prima doll tag card.


I'm so into these tag-shaped cards right now, and I'm super excited to announce that I've added them to my shop on The Craft Star! It's always fun to advertise a new listing.

I'm also entering challenges of course:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes/GIRLY!

Hi all!  We start a new challenge today at Creative Moments!  The theme is Anything Goes/GIRLY so of course I embraced the opportunity to make a blinged up project in shades of pink!  Our lovely sponsor this challenge is DigiDarla Designs!  Here's what I created:


I just love how it turned out!

You've got two weeks to play along with our Anything Goes/Girly challenge!  Hope to have you join us!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Such A Doll

Last year, the Prima doll stamps came out and I lost my mind and hunted them down like a rabid maniac.  When I finally got my paws on some of them at the end of the year, I seemed to hoard them rather then get them all inky and have fun. I think the size intimidated me a bit.  Well not anymore!  When I saw the tall and skinny card challenge at Just Us Girls, I knew I HAD to break out the dolls and have some fun.  And I did.


I have to show a close up of her dress, it's my favorite part.


I'm entering some challenges of course:

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Easter, Everybunny

Hey everyone!  It's time for another monthly challenge at The Craft Garden!  This month we've got a recipe challenge for you!  I picked to use a stencil, spray ink and ribbon.  Here's what I created:


I love how the watercolored bunnies show up against the gradient background.

Be sure to play along with us at The Craft Garden this month!  You can enter three times and it's a ton of fun.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!