Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties October Inspiration Challenge #24- 'Happy Fall'

I'm SOO excited to share with you all that I was invited to join the Paper Sweeties DT!!

I had such a blast with this sweet images back in August when I guest designed for them!

So I'm kick starting this FIRST day of October with a Happy Fall Challenge!

I *wish* we had these gorgeous fall colors like these here in AZ! I used the Sweet Scarecrow stamp to create my HAPPY FALL card!


Now- go hop along to the rest of the Design Team to see their fabulous Fall creations!

October Guest Designer: Nance Salkeld

Happy Hopping!

Make it Sparkle!

Back again to share an ADORABLE new digi release over at Tiddly Inks!  This week we're debuting some SUPER cute pups! AND It's also time for the new Tiddly Inks Challenge too: Make it Sparkle!

I chose to combine the new release with the challenge and had so much fun with this Spooky Pup!
Trick or Treat: Tiddly Inks Make it Sparkle

I colored the pup and pumpkins with copics (of course!), masked off my colored image and used some distress inks to create my background. I also added a few drops of pearly water for some more sparkle.  Paired with some glittery paper from my stash and thought that it was just the right amount of sparkle! :)

Hope to see you play along- and don't forget to check out the other cute pup images in this release! Crossing my fingers for some extra time this week to play with them!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy *almost* October!

Nuts & Bolts...

About You! Beep Beep!

With Halloween just around the corner I thought this would be a fun card using Chi Chi Memories Robot Boy...
Beep Beep

He's available as a single digi or you can get him along with some other cute costumed friends in this set!

It's a busy week on this little blog of mine this week- hope you stay tuned! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

What's Perking... again!

I'm back again with another card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

I couldn't help but make another card for this awesome blog hop!

I still had the sweet Beanie Ian stamp (available as a digi now) out on my desk and decided to make a boyish version of this card I made a few weeks ago!

What's Perking?s

I made a simple one layer card, colored him in copics, and made a quick swap of his marshmallows for some yummy mocha whipped cream using liquid applique. I wanted to add a bit of dimension so I tried stamping on some wood veneer pieces in my stash!

I'm off to top off my coffee and check out the other fab java-themed cards!

Keep Calm...

and grab your cup of COFFEE- It's time for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

You can definitely call me a coffee lover- can't start my day without one!

I made my first card with some bits and parts of a couple Hero Arts stamp sets...
Keep Calm...
and what's a coffee card if it's not on kraft cardstock right?

The inspiration for this card came from a stamp in the Glow Girl set, the original stamp says, "Keep Calm and Glow On" but with some masking changed it with the Need Caffeine set (& used it for the background too!), finally the mug is from What's Perking!

Hope to see some of you play along- there's a list of some fantastic prizes and sponsors- you can find them all on Chaitali's blog!

Be back in a few with my second card!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Birthday Girl!

Quick post today to share my latest Chi Chi Memories card!

This week I picked up this sweet 'Let's Travel' image and carefully cropped her to make this quick and simple birthday card!

Birthday girl

Happy first day of FALL!

Have a FABULOUS day! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello FALL!

Well.. almost.

Officially Fall/Autumn starts next Monday... but weather-wise here in AZ we probably won't feel that change for another month! (but I can dream right?)

Anyway, I'm hosting another week of the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm & I chose to with with using FALL colors!

While surfing on Pinterest, I found this photo and was totally inspired by the colors.


I inked up my Beanie Ian image (can't wait til it's cool enough for my lil guy to wear his again!) & layered some strips of coordinating paper scraps & washi tape to create my FALL card!
Hello Fall

Oh! and enamel dots, can't forget the enamel dots!

Thanks for stopping by... hope to see you join us in this challenge!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fairy Fun!

I'm back again with a NEW challenge at Tiddly Inks!

This week we're giving you a reason to add some Tiddly fairies to your collection! It's a FAIRY FUN challenge!

I used the super cute & sweet Wryn Fairy Wishes!

Fairy Fun- Make a Wish

I just love the look of bright colors on kraft! & what's a fairy without some magical fairy sequins?

Hope to see you join us in this Fairy Fun challenge!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Caught in the Rain!

Back with another Chi Chi Memories post!

& the image I used on my card today is pretty fitting since it looks like we're in for a big downpour of rain this week!

This sweet (soaking wet) girl is Caught in the Rain- another one of the September images!
Showering you with ♥

Did you see my post from yesterday with this months FREEBIE available now on the Chi Chi Memories Challenge blog?!


It's freebie time at the Chi Chi Memories Challenge blog!

& this month's is super cute! Introducing....


You Did It!

Rush over there NOW and grab her while she's still FREE and join us in the sketch challenge!

Friday, September 12, 2014

What's Perking?

WOOHOO It's Friday!

(2nd post today... please scroll down or click here for my 1st post!)

Not sure how many of you *need* that cup of coffee to start your day (like me!) but here's a quick and cute jump start for your Fabulous Friday featuring Cocoa Wishes from Tiddly Inks!

What's Perking?

Have a FABULOUS Friday & weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hey Sugar Cube!

Time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge @ The Greeting Farm!

It's another easy challenge for you this week... ANYTHING GOES!

A couple of months ago when TGF released Dollie with Cupcake- I was so excited to get her colored and on a card for the release previews... and then I *LOST* my completely colored image! Looked in what I thought was every nook and cranny of my craft room and couldn't find her anywhere (& had to color again!)... Fast forward 3 months later and I FOUND her hiding in one of my bags!

WOOHOO! Made my card making process so much faster- especially since I've been feeling a little off this week. I paired her with some matching scrap pieces of pattern papers and VOILA!

Sugar Cube!

Check out the other fabulous inspiration from the team on The Greeting Farm blog & hope to see you play along!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hooray! It's Your Birthday!

Back again to share another one of Chi Chi Memories' latest releases...


It's Your Birthday

I colored her in my college colors of Maroon & GOLD! (GO SUN DEVILS!) and again used my new Stitched Duo dies & sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for the sentiment (from Hero Arts)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tiddly Inks Release: Halloween Fairy Tales!

Back again with a new release just in time for Halloween from Tiddly Inks!!

Introducing White Queen!
White Queen

I just loved coloring all that FABULOUS hair!!! I colored her in some rich purples, & paired with black and silver I think she's set for a Halloween night out!

You can find her in the shop with the other new release HERE!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

hello FALL!

Happy Sunday!

Popping in to share a this card I made for Lawnscaping's latest challenge...

the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamptember & Stamp-It! AND the Foxes Challenge @Moxie Fab World! 

I found some time to be crafty today while my son is napping and the hubs is watching football...anyone else "lose" their hubby's to the game on Sundays???

I just love playing with Lawn Fawn's cute critters- and this fox is definitely my favorite! (shhh.. don't tell the others!)

hello FALL

I stamped, then masked the fox to stamp a "woody" forest background, using multi-generation stamping in Antique Linen distress ink. Finished it off with my favorite faux stitching and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Watercolored Cupcakes!

Happy Farm Fresh Friday!

This week Kristina is hosting the FFF challenge this week @The Greeting Farm! Which means this week's challenge is WATERCOLOR! It's the biggest trend in the card-making world at the moment!

I thought it would be fun to make a fun stack of towering cupcakes using the Birthday Bundle set!
Watercolor Cupcakes

I watercolored the cupcakes with distress inks... I really like how this turned out, but I think I still need some more practice!

Hope to see you join us in the fun at The Greeting Farm!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Some Exciting News!

My second post of the day... please scroll down or click here for my 1st post! 

SO much is going on this month already and it's only day 2!!

I'm SUPER excited to share that I'm BACK as a Tiddly Inker @ Tiddly Inks!! My sweet friend Christy asked if I'd like to "re-join" the team- and with all the adorably cute new stuff she's released how could I say no?

For my first card back as an alumni I chose to go with the new Willow the Birthday Fairy image to use for this week's Pop of Poppy color challenge!

And it just so happened that I have a patterned paper stack from Little Yellow Bicycle called "Poppy"- a perfect fit if I do say so myself!

Birthday Fairy

Thanks for swinging by, hope to see you join us in this Pop of Color challenge!

Tinker Fairy

It's a new month and that means *NEW* images from Chi Chi Memories! & these definitely don't disappoint!

I couldn't wait to get Tinker Fairy colored up.. especially since a friend of mine's daughter is turning 3 in a few weeks!

I kept my card pretty simple as I wanted Tinker to be the STAR!  I also played with my new Pretty Pink Posh stitched tag die that I had been eyeing FOREVER! LOVE the little stitched lines!

Tinker Fairy

and what's a fairy card without some sparkly sequins?  It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but there's also a bit of shimmer on her fairy wings too! :)

Thanks for flying by!