Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guitar birthday

The last couple of weeks, my time for crafting has been very limited!  For the next couple of weeks, I need to find (or make) more time because a friend ordered several cards.  This is one already done ...

~Glitz "Hey Dude" paper
~Kraft cardstock
~TPC Studios sentiment
~TH faded jeans distress ink


Charisma Cardz #12 - happy birthday
Mojo Monday 286 - sketch, round or square

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Because He Lives!

I did not make a lot of Easter cards this year, but could not resist using this image!   I combined the Easter frame and the verse.  This is the last couple of lines from the chorus of the wonderful song 'Because He Lives"!!

     Because He lives I can face tomorrow.
     Because He lives all fear is gone.
     Because I know He holds the future
     And life is worth the living just because He lives!

It is my prayer that you know Jesus!  It is only through the risen, living Lord that we have hope in this life and the next!!

~digi image and sentiment from Easter Frame (outlines) from Imagine That... digis by Kris 
~Spectrum Noir markers
~DCWV cardstock
~Prima Madeline DP
~Darice embossing folder "Butterfly Corner"
~Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
~Ribbon scraps and brad from stash

Imagine That Progressive Challenge #3 - use Easter frame
Word Art Wednesday #73 - anything goes
CASology: week 37 - hope
Digital Tuesday #203 - spring colours
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Cardz Challenge #128 - "Don't quote me" (use favorite quote)
Clearly Inspired CIC71 - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #108 - embossing with ribbon
Clear It Out - Easter (not rectangle card) + anything goes from stash (I used OLD cardstock and ribbon scraps)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Easter!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Puppy Love - TMS #191

Tuesday has come again!  Each week seems to fly by a little faster than the last.  I'm sorry that I have not posted since last Tuesday!  Our week was different than normal.  (Aren't they all??!?)  I did find some time in my craft room to make a b'day card for my DD, but I didn't even have time to post about it!!  We made a quick trip to PA to see "Noah" at Sight and Sound!  It was wonderful!!

Maybe this week will be "normal"! HA!  But anyway, I'm glad it's Tuesday... time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

This week, our very own team member Jessi is sponsoring!   She makes wonderful crocheted mats!!!  She supplied the team with mats, and we created using her sketch.  I don't crochet (it's on my list of things to learn someday!) so this was new and great fun for me!!     

The prize is awesome!!  *18 of Jessie's crocheted mats of your choice*  Wow!!!

Here's her fun sketch...

Here's my card... I stretched the sketch and used ribbon rather than washi tape.  I tried washi on my initial card, but I wasn't happy with the results, and all my efforts ended up in the trash can!!  :(  So i went with ribbon...

~beautiful crocheted mat from Jessi
~Doodle Pantry Puppy Presents pre-colored digi and sentiment
~Spellbinders Circles
~Kraft cardstock
~DCWV The Pets Stack dp
~ribbon scraps

Wags n Whiskers #100 - friendship

Don't forget to check out my talented teammates creations...


We'd love to have you come play along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #190

It's Tuesday and time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  We've got a great sketch this week and a great sponsor!!  Our sponsor is Stamping Scrapping!!  Play along and you could win this beautiful stamp!!

Here's the awesome sketch by Melissa...

Here is my take on it...

~Bugaboo "Teddy Present"
~Spectrum Noir markers
~DCWV Metallic gold cardstock
~Slice Shimmer Pearl Vine paper
~Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares
~sentiment -My Craft Spot "Joy to the World' set
~Studio 112 swirly border stamp (embossing on present)
~Stampendous Kalaidescope and Gold embossing powder

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown March Theme - animals
jingle bellesJB:13:06 - Neutral Noel
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #91 - embossing or glossy accents
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #7 - Sparkle and shine
365 Cards: Day 74 - color combo

Close up to see the sparkle and shine :) 

Please go visit my talented teamies to see their wonderful creations with this week's sketch...


Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to come and play along with us this week Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday cupcake!!

Birthday cards are very enjoyable to make!  This one was fun because of this cute image!

This week Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Pile It On's challenge and the theme is "Oh Yummy!"   (I'm just a little slow getting with it!)
Birthdays are always yummy with cake or cupcakes or cheesecake or French silk pie or cinnamon rolls or baked s'mores.  (The last several are often choices of my family for "birthday cake"!)  Now I've made myself hungry!

~Doodle Pantry Cupcake Ants image, sentiment, and digi paper
~Kraft cardstock
~TH walnut stain distress ink

Fab n Funky #162 - add a sentiment
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - birthday
Seize the Birthday #10 - sketch + masculine

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #189

Happy Tuesday!!!  It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

This week is our Judged Challenge with a Twist!!    In order to be eligible for the prize, you must follow the sketch and do the twist. You see the sketch below, and the twist is monochromatic green!

Here's our wonderful sketch by Bonnie...

This week's sponsor is My Creative Classroom!  Play along this week and you could win a free class of your choice!!

Here is my card...
~Doodle Pantry Lily Collection COLOR Plus image
~Cutmates Olive Oil cardstock
~MME "Dolled Up" dp
~Spellbinders Doodle Parts
~Offray ribbon
~Darice Damask embossing folder
~Stampabilities Distressed Background stamp
~SU Old Olive ink

(closer view of the embossing and inside border)

I'm also submitting it to these challenges...
Really Reasonable Ribbon #67 - green + ribbon
Paper Pretties PWC248 - texture (embossing)
Fun n Flair - texture 
Sweet n Sassy SNSDC95 - go green
Wags n Whiskers #99 - go green
Clearly iStamp #70 - die cuts

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

He Is Risen!!

I've got a quick Easter card to share.  It's been several days since I posted and even more since I've spent time in my craft room.  :-/   Last week was very busy and I had no time to create until last evening.  I apologize, too, for not doing much blog visiting lately!!

This card did not turn out the way it was supposed to, but do they ever?!?  I trimmed the image incorrectly and had to "fix" it and it ended up sized very differently than I had planned.  C'est la vie!   But except for too much space at the top, I'm reasonably pleased with the result.

Shopping Our Stash #92 - use border punch
Word Art Wednesday #70 - anything goes
Twist of Faith #27 - ribbons and bows (not sure if twine counts?)
The Sweet Stop SSS201 - sketch (I had to slim and stretch it!)
I had intended to follow the sketch exactly, but had a brain dead moment when I started to trim around my image, and it was all down hill from there!! :/

~Doodle Pantry He is Risen COLOR plus  
~MME "Dolled Up" dp
~Cutmates Olive Oil cardstock
~twine and brad from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #188

Happy Tuesday to you!!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  

Here's our fun sketch for this week...

This week, our sponsor is DRS Designs.  
The prize is $15 off your next order!!

They graciously provided the design team with images and I chose Saddle Up Cowboy.  

On the inside, I used Walk on the Wild Side sentiment.

Be sure to visit my fellow team members to be inspired by their wonderful creations!!


Pile It On #9 - Happy birthday
Paper Playtime Ch#5 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Cardz #126 - child's birthday card

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come and play along with us this week Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Frogs... eggs???

I'm sure you've heard of frogs legs, but frogs eggs??  Sounds a little strange!  It would be except that we are talking about a Doodle Pantry image!! :)  Laurie's quirky frogs are soooo cute!  Today is the 1st, and that means it is time for new releases at Doodle Pantry!

Isn't this the cutest little frog, chick, fella??!!??

He is from Easter Frog Pals.   I used my Spectrum Noir markers on my image, but this set includes both the outlines and pre-colored images!   

Be sure to go check out the new releases at Doodle Pantry!!   Take a good look around and find some wonderful digis to play with!  At Doodle Pantry, you get a very good deal!!  This set has 2 outline images, 2 colored images, 6 sentiments, plus coordinating digi papers for only $3... about the same cost as a single digi at many other sites!!

At noon today (EST), Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge DPDC32 will begin.  You need to use a Doodle Pantry image to play along, but if you don't have one, you can get one from the Freebies Page

And as always, you will receive the featured set FREE just for playing along!!   This month, you will receive Easter Egg Ants!   

Should you decide to take advantage of some of Doodle Pantry's amazing deals... March 1-24, Puppy Presents will be FREE with purchase!!


Supplies for my card...
~Easter Frog Pals image and digi paper
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp
~TH walnut stain distress ink
~buttons and twine from stash
~NO embossing folders - - - can you believe it???

Thanks for stopping by and have an eggs-ellent day!!  :)