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Monday, February 28, 2011

Nettie G's Sketch Challenge


It's Monday which means that it is time for a new NettieG's Sketch Challenge.  This week we have a sketch challenge.  However, before we get to the challenge I have to share with you the new rules of the challenge.

1. You can use any image, which will get you one entry in the drawing.

2. If you use a NettieG image, you will get 2 entries in the drawing.

3. If you use the feature image, the Gardenia, you get 3 entries in the drawing.

You can find the Gardenia on sale here.

And it's also Mark Down Monday sooo....

You can purchase this image for today only!!

You have till March 13, 2011 11:59 PM to link your project up to be in the drawing.

Here's my creation and the sketch...

I hope that you will join us for the all the fun.  Remember, you don't have to use a Nettie G's image (although we would love for you to do so and you increase your chance to win). 

Image:  Nettie G's "Gardenia"
Sentiment:  Little Yellow Bicycle rub-on
DP:  SU, Cardstock-Paperpack
Diecut:  Spellbinders
Accessories:  Pearls-Pizzaz Aplenty, Ribbon-Michaels

Now get to creating...

Remember there are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunties for creativity!

Friday, February 25, 2011

ADFD New Release - Vintage Hats


Another big THANKS to everyone who joined us for the first evah ADFD blog hop!!  We had a blast sharing our creations with you and making new friends.  We are continuing with the vintage look by showcasing some beautiful vintage hats.  I strongly believe that not everyone can wear a hat.  I think it takes a special head to pull that look off.  I have such a big head that I don't wear hats. lol

Well, I am pleased as punch to share with you my creation using one of the hat images.  The entire collection is simply gorgeous.  I will be playing with these some more.  I have an idea for a few of them, but need to find some creative time. :-D 

You can snag this beauty and so many others from Tammy's ADFD Esty Store.  I believe I mentioned before that "vintage" scares me becuase it isn't my stronger suite.  However, I must say that I have enjoyed trying to figure out how to put my own stamp on this technique.  I recieved some help this time when I found this AWESOME site ( that has these gorgeous papers for free (just leave some love and tell her Candy sent you). 

Ink:  Copics
DP:  Far Far Hill
Diecuts:  Spellbinders
Accessories:  Kaiser Crafts Pearl Flourishes, Flowers

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Theresa's Birthday Blog Candy!!


Okay, this blog candy is not from me, but I still want to tell you all about it.  My e-buddy Theresa is giving away some sweet treats in honor of her birthday! 

GOODIES include...

3 Bunches of flowers
Assortment of Flatback Pearls
Assortment of Gems

Pearl Stems



Crystal Headpins

Glitter x 2

Craft Wire

Miniature stars

"Happy Birthday" Embossing board

Background Posy Stamp

Large buckles

Flower Soft

As a recipient of Theresa's blog candy in the past, I can tell you that you don't want to miss out on this.  She is extremely generous and a very very sweet person that I have had the pleasure of knowing. :-D

So, what are you waiting for?  Head over to her blog and find out how you can get these sweet treats!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Candy has Candy: A few of my favorite things...BLOG CANDY!!!


Happy President's Day!  As previously mentioned, I have blog candy!!!  I would like to once again thank everyone that has joined me on this blog journey. 

Charlene was my 60th blog follower, so please email me at  I have a little something special for you. {Special thanks to Paulette at Create with TLC.}

No worries...I have a chance for everyone (who chooses to participate) to get a little something special. :-D  I, like you, have my favorite things whether it be a certain pen or my purple mug.  Well, I  want to share some of my favorite cardmaking things with you. 

Here's the plan...below I have posted some blog candy from the "Little Yellow Bicycle," which makes lots of cool stuff that I love to use when creating.  I will continue to add more of my favorite things to this oober fab blog candy package at every milestone (70, 80, and 90) until I reach 100 followers.  Therefore, there is a chance for this to easily turn into a mega blog candy extravaganza!!!

(Candy not included. *gigl*)

Some of the goodies included:
Photo album that has 183 pieces to it (including some gorgeous paper)
Flowers (with matching brads)
Lace cutouts  and MORE!!

When I reach 100 followers, I will randomly draw two names and two lucky winners will split the stash.  Please use the inlinkz button below to sign up.  Also, if you are already follower, please make sure you sign up using inlinkz as well to be included in the drawing. 

You MUST be a follower of my blog to qualify (it's only fair) for the goodies. 


Remember:  You have to be in it to win it!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011



Thank you for such an awesome blog hop and for all the new members!!  I appreciate you all and look forward to getting to know you.  I plan on visiting your blogs and making sure that I sign up with you as well.  I can't believe I am one person away from the big 60!  Since I love a party, I will definitely have to get some blog candy ready for when I reach that magic number.

Again, {MWAH} to all of you have joined my blog and stay tuned for some more fun to come!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage Challenge-New Release-First Ever ADFD Blog Hop!!!


As promised, today is the "Vintage Challenge-New Release-First Ever ADFD Blog Hop" and welcome to my tiny slice of the blogosphere!  If you have never visited my blog, then welcome and feel free to follow me (I promise to lead you to lots of fun places).

Well, I should get started since you have a lot of hopping to do and a lot of wonderful creations to view.  This is the first stop on the hop so welcome!  The hop will begin today and end February 24, 2011.  Below you will find the links to the other talented members of the ADFD Design Team.  Prepare yourself to be "wowed" by their talent and make sure to leave lots of love. :-D

ADFD (all done!)

Here's my creation using the vintage dress from the Very Vintage new release images. 

I paper pieced the dress and used warm and dark browns to give it a vintage or antique look.  Here's a tip that I will share with you.  The designer paper (with the corsets, shoes, purses on it) is actually an advertisement from online that I used as dp.  Sometimes, I can't find that perfect dp in the store (or my stash) so I get creative and look in the not so obvious places.  I love how this card turned out and I hope you do too.  Thanks for visiting me and now you'll hop over to the lady with nine lives...CAT!  She has a gorgeous piece of art to share with you.

Image:  ADFD
Sentiment:  "You are vintage elegance" (by me)
Ink:  Copics
DP:  Online, SU, DCVW Paperpack
Diecuts:  Spellbinders Scallop Round and Label 14
Accessories:  Pearl glue dots

Now get to hopping...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunties for creativity!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ADFD's First Ever Blog Hop!!!


I'm stopping by to share with you exciting news that is happening over at ADFD.  We are having our first ever blog hop.  Yep, the talented ADFD Design Team is going to share with you not only the latest release, and not only the challenge for the week, but also a HOP!!  So, please make sure that you come back here tomorrow and join us for all the fun, because there's an awesome prize to be won and I'd love to hear from you.

Make sure you share the news with your e-buddies!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Strength from God


Today I am sharing a card I made for a neighbor who is going through some really rough times.  In December (before Christmas) his father died and just last week his brother passed away.  I am one who believes that God equips us with the strength to handle whatever comes our way (even if it doesn't feel that way).

I created this card for him to hopefully encourage him to hang in there.  You never know what one small act of kindness will do for a person.  It is always difficult for me to make a masculine card, because I have to fight the urge to add ribbons or flowers on it. 

I chose Mo's Fishing image, because he and his father always loved to take their boat out on the lake. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs New Releases (and some awesome news for me!)


Happy Saturday everyone!  Over at one of my fav places to shop...Sassy Studio Designs...those awesome ladies have come out with an entirely new (and familiar) line of sassy digis.  They have a oober cool hop going on right now that you can check out here. It's Cinema Saturday at SSD!  I am so in love with these images, because I love movies!! 

They're introducing our newest movie characters to the bunch!  So today is a little different you don't just hop in order it's a little trivia game you start with a movie trivia question and you select the answer the answer will take you to a DT members blog where you will find the next movie trivia question and you select your next answer and so on and so forth until you reach the city of oz (the end).  Just click on the link above to get started.

Okay, switching gears...I am so stoked to announce that I have completed my Thesis paper and recieved an A!  Those of you that know me...know that I am finishing up grad school and my thesis paper has been a huge part of accomplishing this goal.  Well, I can check this off my list and I have two classes to complete in order to graduate.  I will be so glad to have this degree completed so that I can get back to creating, but just as important...figure out what I am going to be when I grow up.

Now get to hopping (over to Sassy Studio Design)...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, February 11, 2011

ADFD New Release Friday - "Sweet Boy"


T.G.I.F!!  Finally Friday has arrived and that means that it is new release time over at "A Day for Daisies."  Today love is in the air...especially since Monday is Valentine Day!!  I have for years now always bought my mother gifts on Valentine and Sweetest Day.  She is truly the love of my life.  :-D  I think that bond between mother and child is the most precious, priceless commodity around.  I encourage you to step outside of your usually Valentine Day ritual of giving gifts to your sweetheart and give to someone who would be totally appreciative (not to say that your sweetheart wouldn't be) and surprised by your gift. :-D

Okay, enough chatter about's my new release creation using the oh so so "sweet boy" from ADFD.

I love the way this card turned out and immediately when I saw the image I knew it had to be in a heart.  I didn't take a picture of the inside of the card, but I wrote the following sentiment...

"Love at first sight happens when a baby is born."

I truly believe this is really what love at first sight is all about.  It is that moment when you meet a stranger and you can't take your eyes off them.  They consume your every thought and all you want to do breath them in. (This coming from a woman who has no children.)  I truly think that the relationship a parent has with their child is...well words can't describe's like the relationship we should have with God. 

Well, I hope that you enjoy these images as much as I do.  You can head over to the store and snag them today.  Oh, don't forget that you can also pick the $2.00 deal which is this adorable image below.

Sentiment:  Me!
Ink:  Copics
Diecut:  Birds Blog
Embellishments: Flowers and Gems from Pizzaz Aplenty

Bee Crafty - hearts
Card Makin' Momas - Valentine
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
The Crafty Pad - Love is in the air
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentine's Day/Romance
Creative Card Crew - For a loved one (mommy)
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
Creative stamp Friends - Valentine
Cutie Sunday - Hearts
Digital Tuesday - From the Heart/Valentine
Do it with Digis - Valentines
Double Dutch - Love is in the air
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes w/digi
OLLCB - For somone speical (mommy)
The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
SC Saturday Challenge - Valentine
Scrapbook Sisters - My Valentine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - In love with Valentines
Stamp Something - Something for your Valentine
Stamp R Us - Valentine/Love

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Supa BOGO Blog Candy!!


It's Superbowl Sunday and if you are a football fan, then you are gearing up for the big game.  If you are like me and really don't know alot about football, well then I'm glad you joined me.  Usually on Superbowl Sunday, my sisters and I have an annual anti-superbowl party.  We watch movies, play games, eat and just have a really good time. :-D  However, this year we are not getting together so I decided to spend it with you!

Today in honor of Superbowl Sunday and to THANK two very special friends, I've decided to have a little blog candy fun called Supa BOGO (buy one get one free).  Here's how it works...for the first 4 people who head over to either of these stores Create w/TLC or Baubles by Bri^ and makes a purchase you'll get another item (of equal or lesser value, excluding club memberships and shipping/handling cost) for free...on me!!  This talented mother-daughter team have really been a blessing to me in more ways than one and I want to pay-it-forward. 

Once you have made a purchase, just come back here and leave a comment to let me know along with your "free" selection and your email addy.

^You will recieve a gift certificate for Baubles by Bri store.
This offer expires at 12 midnight EST (or when the winner's have been identified) whichever is first. :-D

Now get to shopping...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Challenge #11 @ ADFD: "Heavy Metal Rocks" Challenge & New Release


Spring is in the air...well at least at A Day for Daisies!  I have some adorable creations to share with you using the fantastic images that Tammy has created for us to play with this week.  This week we are paying tribute to some serious heavy metal over at ADFD by using metallic aspects in our cards for this week's challenge.  The challenge runs from February 4th-17th and so head over to the challenge blog and submit your entry to win an awesome image.  I chose to keep with the Spring theme of the new release images and used some serious heavy metal cardstock on my flower pot creation. 

This case can hold anything; however, it has seeds inside the inner pocket. I used the cute strawberry flower part that is the new release image to create a pull out card which has instructions on when/how to plant the seeds.  I think this would make a cute gift for the gardener in your life.  Since I have an awful non-green thumb, I would never attempt to plant anything. ;-D

To create my next card I used the adorable new release "Mushroom Gnome."  This cutie reminded me of the traveling gnome from the Travelocity commercials so i was thrilled to work with him.  I also added the "fairy mushrooms" from last release, because they went along with him so well.  My initial creation didn't come to fruition, because my supplies didn't arrive on time; therefore, I ended up with this card.  I like it (especially the cloud paper), but I still have my original idea stuck in my head which I will have to create at some point.

Well, I hope you have been inspired by my creations and that you will participate in our "Heavy Metal Rocks" challenge this week.  Congrats to last week's winner!!  Also, don't forget to snag any of these awesome new releases and the $2 deal of the day is a beatiful boquet of roses!  This would be perfect for those Valentine Day cards. :-D

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention