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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Create with TLC...


I can't believe it is Wednesday already (and tomorrow is the last day of March).  Time truly feels if though it is flying by.

I want to share with you today, a few creations I made using images/sentiments from Create with TLC.  I know you have heard me talk about Paulette and her generosity on several occassions.  Now I have the opportunity to create for her using the awesome wordart and images she comes up with.  I am truly honored.

This first creation I used Paulette's "Fill your Life" set to create this very simple, yet eye-catching card.  I love cards that are blank on the inside because I love to send friends and relatives little notes and this is a perfect example.

My other creation I would like to share with you is from "Music Speaks" set.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to this set (and honestly any of the sets that Paulette creates).  If you imagine it, you  are sure to find wordart or an image to go along with your project at Create with TLC.  Paulette had a vision for this awesome set and you have to check out the blog to see the different DTs interpretation of this vision.  They all did an awesome job!

Here's my interpretation...thanks for looking!

I love this set, because it comes with everything you need to create a project.  You just add your creativity and presto...a card, page layout, papercraft project is born.  Make sure you check out her vintage background sets, too!!  Oh how I love these.  I have purchased them all and have had a blast playing with them.  I don't do well with "vintage" projects, but the backgrounds allow me to go vintage while adding a modern twist to my projects.  Keep a look-out for some projects using those images.

Now get to creating...

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nettie G's Digital Gem Challenge...


Happy Monday everyone! 

It is time for another challenge over on Nettie G's challenge blog.  Wow, what a great turn out we had for this past challenge.  A huge thank you to everyone who took part.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Now it's time for a new NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge.  Since it is Spring Time here in the United States,
this challenge round is all about the ROSES!!

Their must be at least one rose in your project.  If you enter with any non-NettieG image, you get one entry into the prize drawing.  If you use a NettieG image, you get two entries into the prize drawing. If you use the featured image, the Dog Rose, you get three entries in the drawing.

To help you get a NettieG image, we're is having a Giant Store wide Sale until March 28, 2011, 11:59 CST.  The featured image this week was a favorite flower of NettieG's mom...The Dog Rose.

Here's what I did using this gorgeous flower which reminds me of my mommy...Rosie!

I loved how the petals turned out on this creation (although they may not truly represent how this flower looks).  I also like the colors I used which was by totally accident.  You probably can't tell but the dp with the patterns on it is actually a pinkish color and the diamond images are orange with glitter.  I tried to duplicate that on the flower itself.  Well, what are you waiting for?  Head over to Nettie G's and sign up for the challenge and do a little shopping while you are at it.

365 Cards-Inspire Me

Now get to creating...

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

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Odds and Ends...


I am just popping in to share some odds and ends with everyone.  I hope your weekend went well.  Mine started out crazy, but ended on a good note.  I lost my cell phone (turned out to be lodge between my car seat and fell out last night-lol).  I bought a new  cell phone (an I-phone I had been wanting for a while) and I have enjoyed playing with it.  I am also on a quest to find a new vehicle, because my lease is up soon.  Aargh!  I hate dealing with car dealers. 

Blog Candy Update:
WOOHOO!  I am up to 77 followers. Thank you all!  We are 3 away from me adding another goodie to the stack and 23 followers from the big 100 blog candy give-a-way!!  Thank you to everyone who has signed up using inlinkz.  If you haven't you should. :-D

Design/Creative Teams:
Holla!  I have joined two awesome design/creative teams.  (Create with TLC and Scrapper's Delight - check out the sidebar)  I am HONORED to serve on all my design teams and am sad that my term on some will be ending soon.  However, now I will continue to enjoy inspiring you to create using these artist products.  Please take a moment to check them out.  You will not be sorry. Hugs!!

Well that is it for now...

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

Friday, March 25, 2011

ADFD New Release - Spring is in the air...


Okay, it is 20 degrees today here in Michigan so although it is Spring, someone forgot to tell old man Winter that his time is up. lol 

Today is Friday...woohoo and that means new releases from A Day for Daisies.  This week Tammy is ushering in the thought of Spring with beautiful birds, bird cages and bird watchers.  Yes, we have totally gone to the birds over at ADFD. :-D

Here's my creation using the beautiful birdhouse image.

You can pick up these adorable images from the newly open ADFD store and while you are there you may want to sign up for the CLUB.  Club you say? Yes, Tammy is offering a CLUB for those who like to stay stocked up on A Day For Daisies Images, and love a deal. CLUB membership is 25$ a month.  Each month you will receive one club KIT containing all new stamps. Each KIT contains no less than 10 themed digital stamp illustrations, over a 40$ value in A Day For Daisies images!
Also, don't forget our Go Green challenge is still going on until next week.  Therefore, pull out your stash of green cardstocking, an ADFD image and join us for some fun!  You will have the opportunity to win an ADFD image of your choice. :-D

Now get to creating...

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A la Mode Silhouettes from Revidevi...


Here are some creations I made using the A la Mode Sihouette Collection from Revidevi. I don't know about you but I LOVE shoes and purses!! When I recieved these adorable silhouettes in my mailbox to work with...I squealed! The possibilities for creativity is endless.

For my creations, I decided to keep it simple (which is really really hard for me to do). Nevertheless, here's my attempt...

I created the sentiments to go along with each card. I truly believe each word of them, which probably explains why I own so many shoes and purses. lol You should head over to MyGrafico store right now and pick up this awesome set. I will be sharing some more creations with you later using this set and some other goodies from MyGrafico. Thanks for looking!

Sentiment:  ME
Diecut:  Spellbinders Square and Label 16

Now get to shopping (and creating)...

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

Friday, March 18, 2011

ADFD: New Release - Go Green Challenge #14


Well, it is finally Friday.  The time change has made this seem like the longest week EVAH!!  Yesterday it was a gorgeous 66 degrees outside and my spring fever was kicking up.  I'll be glad when my spring cleaning fever kicks up. lol  Anyways, I bring to you today the ADFD new release images and our Go Green challenge. 

Now when you say "Go Green" here in Michigan we think about sports (Michigan State Spartans).  However, over at ADFD we want to see you go green. Show us your creation using as much green as you can stand! There are many ways to go green so get creative!  The challenge dates begin today March 18th-March 31st.

Here's my creation using the beautiful peacock magic and the single feather peacock.  I was playing around with this image and decided to challenge myself to do something different.  Therefore, I took the single feather image, cropped the stem off and changed the color to green.  I then layered them all over the dress (and her hat), highlighted with green, and added blue Copic Spica dots for the "eyes."  I love the way it turned out and have tried it again on another image (will share soon).

Okay, so head over to the new store and pick up these cuties, make a card, and then enter the challenge.  You will not regret it!  :-D
Images:  ADFD
Ink:  Copics (sparingly)
DP:  Bazzill and Cryogen cardstock
Accessories:  CTMH flower gem and Michael's ribbon
Now get to creating...
Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stamp Fairy Blog Candy!!


I want to share with you some more blog candy (from someone else).  Here's the yummy candy that Stamp Fairy is giving away to a random winner.  Click on the link here to find out how you can be in the running to get it. :-D


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blog Candy Update!!


I just wanted to add some more goodies to my progressive blog candy.  As I mentioned in here, I will continue to add goodies (@ 70,80, 90, etc.) until I reach 100 followers.  Over the weekend I reached 70 followers (THANK YOU!!!) so I am adding some more yummy goodies to the stash featured below.  If you follow the directions in this blog post, your name will be randomly drawn for a chance to split this bounty with another lucky winner.  Why two winners?  Well, it's a running joke with my family and friends that I do everything in twos.  I have to Assosicate and Bachelor degrees.  I go by two names.  I have two birthdates.  The list goes on.  lol!

Okay, on to the goodies.  I recently discovered a new digi artist which I love to do.  I have scooped up her images and now I'm giving you a chance to win one of her AWESOME digi sets.  Yep, you could have a chance to win a free digi set from Arielle over at Wax Fruit company.  Here's a card I made using her Bunny Pail image. 

You can check her CDAC group out here.  Make sure you follow and tell her Candy sent you.  :-D  Also, make sure you sign up using the Inlinkz button here.  You must be a follower of my blog to win.


Small Miracles


Happy Tuesday!  I hope your day is going well. 

I am just stopping in to share with you a card I made using the cutest image.  I feel horrible because I don't recall where I got it from (if you know the artist please leave me a comment).  I try to save my images with the name of the artists, but this one snuck by me.  lol  Anyways, when I first saw it I came up with the sentiment that I used.  I don't have little ones, but I have enough nieces and nephews to know how true this sentiment can be. 

Sentiment:  "Small wonders grow into manificent miracles."  by ME
Ink:  Copics
Spellbinders:  Square Loopy diecuts
Accessories:  Ribbon from Michaels

Now get to creating...

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

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nettie G's Digital Gems: Monday Challenge- Bein' Different


Hope you are having a wonderful Monday.  It's time for Nettie G's Challenge.  Did you pick up the Friday Freebie???  I hope so, cause it is the FEATURED image for the challenge.

Here's the scoop...

use any image in the challenge and get one entry in the drawing

use a NettieG image and get two entries in the drawing

use the featured image and get three entries in the drawing.

Be sure to join us at NettieG's by Sunday March 28, 2011 11:59 PM.

Ready for the challenge?

This is going to make you think outside the box.

Color your image as you normally would.
Attach to whatever background you choose.
Now, Lay out color matched prints, stripes, plaids, etc.
From these papers above choose 3 plus any other solid for a toral of 5 colors counting your backing
piece, for the card base.
Lay your image and backing paper on each of your choices, layering with the papers in several different
positions to see the one that is different, but really excites you visually......”Stepping out of the box”

Now, decide how you will use these on your card. You treat these papers the same as any other papers you would use on your card.

Now you're Bein' Different.

Here's my creation...

Now get to creating...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Prayer Wave for those affected...


·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸PRAYER WAVE¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ Going out to all those affected in Japan, the Pacific and everywhere else affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Keep this going, please post this on your blogs for our friends that are in it's path. Stay safe my friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

ADFD New Release and Grand Re-opening of the store


Woohoo!  Friday has finally arrived and I have a ton of things to share with you today.  Tammy over at ADFD has been busy creating new images and pardon the dust, redesigning her store.  First things first, the new release images...

Also,  INTRODUCING THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF OUR NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE! To accommodate all the growth we have experienced this past 6 months, our shop has had a make over! You are invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration! In honor of this exciting event save 10% off on all digital images now through Monday March 14th! Along with many new features to better serve you, we have added an all new section called the "DIGI CLUB" for our favorite friends! So stop on by and say hello!

Images:  ADFD
Sentiment:  Create w/TLC
Ink:  Copics
DP:  Double-sided cloud paper (My Craft Room)
Diecuts:  Spellbinders lg Circle and Cirlce Loops
Accessories:  Tim Holtz, Michaels Ribbon, and charm (my stash)

Now get to shopping...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blog Candy Reminder!!

Hey ladies,

A BIG welcome to the new followers.  Thank you so much! 

There is still blog candy up for grabs.  I will be extending Inlinkz collection.  You can read about what you need to do here.  Please share with others.  I would really like to give this yummy candy away to two of my e-buddies who follow my blog!!


Saturday, March 5, 2011



Scrapbooking/Crafting Friends Design Team Call!

Who we are: Scrapbooking/Crafting Friends are a group of crafters from all walks of life, parts of the world, and various crafty backgrounds!

What we do: CRAFT in every way, shape, and form! We also blog and network!

How we do it: Via Email, Private Yahoo Group, Our Public Blog, and other social media!

Where we do it: Our Public Blog: & Private Yahoo Group as well as email is our major forms of communication.

Why we do it: Because we love crafting and making new friends!

If this is something you would like to be a part of NOW is the time to send the following info to – we are looking for people to jump in immediately!

What you will receive for being a DT Member of ours:

Between 2 and 4 ‘sets’ to work with per month from our major sponsor, Blog Exposure, access to our private Yahoo Group, DT Badges, etc. (Sets may include Digi Stamps, Clipart, Digi Paper, and other Digital Files to work with how ever you see fit! No project restrictions! All Creations are welcome!)

What we ask of you each month: At least 1 project per set – so around 4 projects per month but feel free to do as many projects as you wish! The more the merrier! You MUST have a Blog and be willing to post your projects on it with appropriate links back to our sponsor! We ask that you participate in our monthly contest post and help us spread the word about our monthly contest. We are very flexible with deadlines. We will give you a target date for submitting your projects but understand “Life Happens” if you can’t make a deadline. This is an open-ended DT position! You can stay on for as long as you want! We want your time as a SCF DT to be fun and stress-free! We are a drama-free zone and a crazy bunch! If this sounds like something you want to be a part of – APPLY NOW!

You don't want to miss this opportunity!  This is an awesome group of very talented ladies who just LOVE crafting!! 

Now get to applying...

Friday, March 4, 2011

ADFD New Release: Mother's Red Lipstick


Today is a very special day... it NEW RELEASE TIME at A Day For Daisies! Tammy offers two gorgeous new sets, Girly Girl and Play Time! You can find them in her Etsy shop here. The new ADFD site is just days from opening, so stayed tuned!!!

We also begin our two week challenge, ADFD Challenge #13 - "Girly Girl"... these images we surely stir up those girlhood memories! So dig through your girly-girl creative toy box and come up with the most girly-girl creation you can create!

Here's my girly-girl creation!  When I think of being a girl...I think bright bold PURPLE, RED AND ORANGE! lol  Tammy has gone above and beyond, yet again with these beautiful images.  I have chosen "Mother's Red lipstick" as my spotlight image and here's my creation.  Afterall, who hasn't tested thier mother's lipstick out before?

You can pick this beauty up and others here.  Be sure to also check out the $2 deal and the double the digis deal while your at the store.  Make sure you join in for the fun over at the challenge site, as well.

Now get to creating...

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention