Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 At A Glance

What a craaaaaazy year it has been!!!!  I have learned soooooooo much this year!  I've improved by leaps and bounds on my blogging, I donated over 200 cards to OWH, I took a class for the first time at the Mega Meet and Heirloom Stamp Show.  I made over 330 cards, and participated in some HUGE swaps!  I managed to create every day during March and September and posted over 30 projects in both of those months.  I've won amazing prizes and had fabulous opportunities like to sell my cards to boutiques and be the Growing in Unity girl with Unity Stamps!

I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite cards from 2015 in this post, with links to the original posts:

To start the year, I have to pick this owl card, because I just loooove owls.



I was surprised by how many cards I made in February!!  It wasn't hard to choose the one I created just for my 500th blog post!



March was HARD to pick, because I made so many cards!  My ultimate choice my Barbie Girl tag card.  Cause I loooove Barbie!



I don't get to make a lot of Easter cards, so for April I choose this Bunny card!



May was unquestionably my Dream Catcher card!



June I had the hardest time choosing but I really love my Rapunzel card made with a Sassy Studio digi!



July I had to literally flip a coin to choose this Peacock Enchantress card!



August was pretty much a gimme, you all know how much I LOOOOOOOVE Unity Stamps!



September was CHOCK FULL of awesome 'cause it was National Stamping Month, but I've settled on this amazing Halloween card as my favorite!




In October I knew before I looked through my projects that I would choose my Twilight anniversary card!




November is always SO BUSY because it's the start of the Christmas season and MY BIRTHDAY!  I managed to squeak a little crafting out though, and I just love this Christmas card made with a Sassy Studio digi!



And lastly for December, there wasn't so much to choose from because I don't have a lot of time to craft with the Christmas Craziness!  It's without a doubt though, this girly card I made with an A Day for Daisies Digi stamp.  LOVE how it turned out!!



And that was my year!  I'm looking forward to all the artsy things 2016 will bring!!!  Thanks so much for looking, happy crafting and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  DRIVE SAFE!!  Laters!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

**CHRISTMAS/WINTER** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and as always our theme is Christmas or Winter!  Our lovely sponsor is Limited Runs and I'm using Winter Fairy!



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

Monday, December 21, 2015

**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!!  We have two lovely sponsors this week, The Stamping Boutique and Fred She Said!

I've never worked with Fred She Said before so I was excited to create with Winter Westie!!



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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tic-Tac-Toe! First Challenge with Laura's Loft!!



Happy Saturday!  It's our first challenge with Laura's Loft and we have the super fun theme of Tic Tac Toe!!  Look at this fun board we're playing with!


Our challenge will run from today until January 2nd!  This is our first so there are a couple guidelines to go over:

  1. You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  2. You can play any line going vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
  3. You may substitute any kind of alcohol marker for Copics.


I've decided to play the right vertical line, Stencil, Copics and Die Cutting!


I'm using the adorable Secret Santa stamp set from The Greeting Farm and three sets of Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks!  I've used inks from Kits #13, 14 and 15!

We have two fabulous prizes going to our winner and runner up!  The winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate for Laura's Loft!


The runner up will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!



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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

**CHRISTMAS SPARKLE** New Challenge with Crafty Girlz!!

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Girlz!!  Our theme for this month is Christmas Sparkle!  You can play Anything Goes if you'd like, but it's the holiday season so get those bells a jingling and create something glittery!  We have A Day For Daisies sponsoring us, and I've chosen to work with Paper Doll Kate.


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

**CHRISTMAS/WINTER** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and as always our theme is Christmas or Winter!  Our lovely sponsor is Just Inklined and I'm working with Pug in a Box!



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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

**CHRISTMAS/Anything Goes** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our fun theme is Christmas!!!  You can always play Anything Goes, but it's time of year for jingle bells and holly!  Our lovely sponsor is AT & T Digital Images, and I'm working with Christmas Skull.



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

Monday, December 7, 2015

**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!!  We have two lovely sponsors this challenge in Eureka Stamps and A Day For Daisies!!

Starting with A Day For Daisies, I'm obsessed with their Doll digis, and I've chosen here to work with Paper Doll Kelly.



I want to enter this card in the following challenges:






  • Scrapbook Blessing's Third Annual Christmas Card Link Up Party
  • DLArt Linky Party


  • For Eureka Stamps I've chosen to work with Sleigh With Presents.



    Just a few challenges for the sleigh card:

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

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Ringing In The Holidays! December Shop & Hop with Laura's Loft!!



    Hi everyone!  We're having a Ringing In The Holidays Shop and Hop at Laura's Loft and we're thrilled to have you with us!  If you've arrived here from Joy's blog, YAY!  If not, you can click there the PREVIOUS button above to stop back by!  If you've just discovered our hop, there's a link below to get you back to the beginning!

    We're having two amazing deals this month at the Loft as well!!  All We R Memory Keepers products are 20% off!  Just use promo code WRMK20% to get this offer!  Plus, all Christmas stamps are 30% off!  No promo code needed!

    We've gathered some amazing talent from our DT members today and I'm sure you will love what they've created! 

    We also have a great GDT member hopping with us this month!  This month's Guest Designer is Jasmine!  Make sure you stop by and leave them some love!

    I'm featuring a fabulous stamp set today from Laura's Loft, The Greeting Farm's Secret Santa. I was so inspired with this theme, Ringing In The Holidays!  When I saw that, I KNEW I wanted to use bells on my projects!


    I also wanted to make a set of gift tags with these adorable stamps!


    We're also having a fabulous contest on Instagram!!
    TO ENTER:
    1. Follow Laura's Loft on Instagram @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. as many as you like but one tag per comment.
    2. Follow Laura's Loft store page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lauras.Loft.Shop
    3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop.



    Next on the hop is Jasmine!!  Be sure to visit, she has some gorgeous creations in store for you!

    If you get lost along the way, here's all your stops in order:

    Lisa Bedigian<---- You Are Here!!!

    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting and hopping.  Happy Holidays!  Laters!!!


    Monday, November 23, 2015

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Text Me

    (As soon as I typed in that title, I heard the Blondie song "Call Me" in my head.  I gotta find my Blondie CD.....)

    Hi everyone!  I think this is the only card I've posted this month that's a personal project and not a DT card. (I know, I know, my ticket stub frame was personal, but it wasn't a card!)


    Just a few challenges:

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

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting with Friends!!

    Happy Flash Day!  It's a new challenge at Crafting with Friends and as always, our theme is Anything Goes!  This is my first time working with this awesome sponsor, Creepie Cuties!  I've chosen to create with Zombie Awakening!!  This is a different type of card for me but I really like how it turned out.


    Just a few challenges:


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

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Inspired By The Weather?

    Sort of.  I mean it's fall, the leaves are falling and you DO need a sweater, but it's really not....fall.  Not really.

    It's Michigan, wait a day, blah blah blah I know but it's NOVEMBER and it's dare I say, WARM. It's throwing me off my game.  The Unity Be Inspired Challenge inspired this card, too, I fell in LOVE with the sketch and knew instantly that this leaf stamp was the right one for this card.


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

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    **WINTER SPORTS** GDT with The Paper Girls Challenge!!

    Hi everyone!  It's my second time as a GDT for The Paper Girls this month, and our theme is Winter Sports!!


    Just a few challenges:


    Thanks so much to The Paper Girls for having me guest with them this month it was a blast!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

    Forever Is Only The Beginning

    Three years ago today, The Twilight Saga ended when Breaking Dawn Part Two opened in theaters.  Those of us that are true Twihards know that it never really ends, but I still wanna celebrate the final movie in the Saga.

    Awhile ago I saw a project on Pinterest to make a shadowbox to hold your ticket stubs.  I have years and years and years worth, but somehow I couldn't find them, so most of the films I put inside are from the past year or so.  One of these days I'll find the rest and this thing will be busting.

    I of course wanted it to have a Twilight theme, cause why not?


    No matter how many photos I took, I still got a reflection of the camera in the glass!!!

    Notice the all-important stubs I glued in place:


    Anyone else LOVE this movie??  Alex Pettyfer* is sooooooo yummy!!


    And the SUPER IMPORTANT Fifty Shades* stub!  IDK where the ones went from my first viewing, and before you ask, no I didn't put my Twilight stubs in here they're in my Twilight book!


    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    *I STILL maintain--as much as I LOVED Fifty Shades--that Alex Pettyfer would've made SUCH a good Christian!  There's something about the idea of him wielding a whip that seems so......fitting.

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

    **WINTERY/Anything Goes** New Challenge with Crafty Girlz!!

    Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Girlz!!  Our theme for this month is Wintery!  You can play Anything Goes if you'd like, but it's the colder it gets outside, the easier it is to work with snowflakes and shades of blue!  We have Dr. Digi sponsoring us, and I've chosen to work with Christmas Sentiments 1.  These are such sassy sayings and I thought this one was really fun.



    Just a few challenges:

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

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Winter Wonderland with Laura's Loft Shop and Hop!



    Hi everyone!  We're having a Winter Wonderland Shop and Hop at Laura's Loft and we're thrilled to have you with us!  If you've arrived here from LeeAnn's blog, YAY!  If not, you can click there the PREVIOUS button above to stop back by!  If you've just discovered our hop, there's a link below to get you back to the beginning!

    We're having an amazing discount this month at the Loft as well!!  From now until November 28th, 2015, use code AE20% to get 20% off all Avery Elle products!!

    We've gathered some amazing talent from our DT members today and I'm sure you will love what they've created! 

    We also have two great GDT members hopping with us this month!  This month's Guest Designers are Jasmine and Linda!  Make sure you stop by and leave them some love!

    I'm featuring some great products today from Laura's Loft.  For the sentiment, I've used the Avery Elle Simply Said: Hello set.  I love how it's a winter card but not a holiday card.  Could work for lots of occasions!!


    You can also see the snowflakes have been heat embossed.  I used the WOW Atlantic Seaspray embossing powder.  I'd never used their powders before and they truly are a WOW.


    It's green and gold and platinum and awesome.  Perfect for this time of year!


    Next on the hop is Joy!!  Be sure to visit, she has some gorgeous creations in store for you!

    If you get lost along the way, here's all your stops in order!!

    Lisa Bedigian<---- You Are Here!!!

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


    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    **WINTER BIRTHDAY/Anything Goes** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!!

    It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our fun theme is Winter Birthday!!  You can always play Anything Goes, but I think Winter Birthday is an easy one, don't you?  Our lovely sponsor is Angie's Digi Images, and I'm working with Cupcake with Sprinkles.



    Just a few challenges:
    Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

    **Give Thanks** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

    Our lovely sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs, and I'm working with Merry Thanksgiving!!


    Just a few challenges:

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

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015