12/29/2015

cleaning my studio.....

I cleaned my studio today! Not showing you a before picture.... :(
I need to put things away after I make a card, so that it continues to look like this!
Happy New Year!

10/14/2015

sisterhood of crafters/dies &or punches

The new challenge is up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  
This time we need to use dies and/or punches to create our card! Fun! Fun! Fun! 
You have until October 25th to get your project linked up!

Here's what I came up with....
supplies: teresa collins pattern paper and neenah cs, tim holtz letters, spellbinders scallop die, gold archival brilliance ink, thickers white foam parentheses

This was really fun to make! And I am actually going to really use the card this weekend.  How many of us have cards sitting around in piles????

I am entering this in the CASE this Sketch challenge. I started with the sketch.  My card kind of developed into what it looks like right now, but I think that the sketch is still a little there.  :)

I was inspired by the white and then the use of the designs.

Craft Your Passion...anything goes.
My Sheri Crafts...use pink

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a great one!


10/08/2015

if you give a crafter a cookie challenge #29/inky impressions

Over at If You Give a Crafter A Cookie, a new challenge is up! 
This cookie inspiration should get you in the mood of the season and the fun Halloween cards that you can make!

And thanks so much to our sponsor Inky Impressions!
The prize this time is 3 digis and 1 sentiment! So hurry over and get your project linked up by October 21st for your chance to win the random prize!
Here's my card....
supplies: paper- echo park, kraft cs (recollections), white cs (neenah); stamp- inky impressions; accessories- orange grosgrain ribbon (stampin up), letter stickers (echo park).

Thanks for stopping by today!

10/01/2015

october challenge/2 crafty girls/dies r us sponsor

It's so hard for me to believe that today is the first day of October!!!
That means that today the new challenge board goes live over at 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog!

Also, our sponsor for the month of October is Dies R Us!
A lucky random winner will receive a $10 gift card to spend at the store.....so fun!!!


Here's what I created...
supplies: papers-kraft cs (recollections), spooky collection(american crafts); stamps-essential sentiments (amuse studio); ink-graphite black (archival brilliance) and mocha (amuse studio); accessories- copper minibrads (stampin up) and bird stand die(inspire by spellbinders).

I used the inspiration photo, the die and the sketch!! It's such a fun challenge board over at 2 Crafty Girls this month! Hope you will give it a try!!!

I am entering this in...
Cute Card Thursday...Masculine

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are having a great day!

9/24/2015

give a crafter a cookie/stitchy bear

It's Thursday and time for another challenge at Give A Crafter A Cookie
Here's the cookie inspiration...

And thanks to our sponsor this challenge....
Many different stamps from many different people...lots to choose from!!!

Here's what I came up with...
the front....

supplies: paper-black cs (recollections), more mustard (stampin up), orange pattern paper (studio calico); ink- watercolor markers and watercolor pan set (michaels); stamp- fall kat (ike's art digi); accessories- black jewels (recollections) and black board corners (my stash).

the inside...

Here's a few challenges I am entering... 
Clear It Out Challenge Blog....theme autumn and use leaves.
Doodle Pantry...anything digital goes.
Cards In Envy....colors of fall

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great one!!!

9/23/2015

sisterhood of crafters/pumpkins

Over at The Sisterhood of Crafters, there is a new challenge up today!
Diane is our hostess and it's all about pumpkins this challenge...
So hurry on over and get your project linked up.
Deadline to Enter:
You have until Sunday, October 11th - 8:00 PM (EST)
Winners will be announced Tuesday, October 13th

Here a quick peek at the easy rules:

  • No backlinking ...  only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you like.
  • Must follow the challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct Link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • Link back to our challenge in your blog post.
  • We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

Here's what I came up with...
supplies: echopark halloween 12 X12 paper/sticker pack and black and white baker's twine (the twinery).

This was so fun and easy to make! 
I am entering this in...
Creative Card Crew...Fall Challenge
Crafting from The Heart...Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!


9/15/2015

dies r us challenge/ use hot colors

It's my turn to post at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  And today a new challenge is up....
The challenge is to use hot colors ...you can use a couple or all of the colors.

I chose to use 3 of them....
supplies- white cs (neenah), kraft cs (recollections) and hot pink pattern paper (american crafts); accessories-washi tape (my stash), yellow and white baker's twine (the twinery), christmas words dies (paper smooches) that I purchased from Dies R Us store in July and  shapeabilities-potpurri (spellbinders) from Dies R Us store.

I think the colors and design truly work for a nontraditional Christmas card.  Hope you like it!
Make sure you check out the other members of Team B over at Dies R Us Challenge Blog to see their inspiration for the challenge.

Now it's your turn.  You have until September 28th to get your entry added to the Inlinkz.

I was inspired by the sketch over Case This Sketch

The Kraft Journal...pick 3....ribbon, diecut and pattern paper.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great one!



9/10/2015

if you give a crafter a cookie/all dressed up sponsor

Over at Give a Crafter A Cookie Challenge Blog...a new challenge is up today. 
It's all about that pink...that pink and bows!!!  

So...here's what I came up with...
supplies- white cs (neenah) and pattern paper (theresa collins), pink polkadot washi tape (amuse studio); alcohol markers (copic); graphite black (archival brilliance ink); scallop circle die (spellbinders); wooden hearts (studio calico), birthday wishes stamp (amuse studio) and  little girl (all dressed up digi).

A special thanks to our great sponsor this challenge...

the prize to a lucky random winner is 2 digis....woot!
You have until September 23 to get your card uploaded to Inlinkz.  Have fun!
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

9/09/2015

sisterhood of crafters/photo inspiration

Over at The Sisterhood of Crafters, a new challenge is up...
Sorry mine is so late...my laptop fell last night from the chair to the floor (only about a foot), but it must have unhooked my hard drive from inside.  Therefore, my personal laptop is not going to be working until at least Friday! :(
Here it is...a great photo inspiration...

And here's my card....
supplies: solar white cs (neenah), more mustard cs (stampin up) and ready set go amy tangerine (american crafts)   ; ink- graphite black (archival brilliance); dies- spellbinders; stamps- art and co; accessories-blue jewel (my stash).

I used pop up dots on the banner I made and also popped the 4 X51/4 white cs off the base.  I was really happy with this simple and clean card!!!

I am entering this in the CASE this Sketch challenge this week.

Everybody Art Challenge...use Earth tones...
Simon Says Stamp on Monday blog...use punch/die cut and stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Happy Hump Day!!!

9/01/2015

2 crafty girls/the memory nest

It's a new month...a new beginning! 
2 Crafty Girls starts their September Challenge today and wow...it is amazing!!!

Our sponsor...
Some lucky duck will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend any way they wish at the store!!!
Make sure you check out The Memory Nest blog because all the DT over there made a project for this challenge.....absolutely gorgeous!!!

Here's what I created....
supplies: papers- he said/she said (teresa collins), solar white cs (neenah); ink-graphite black (archival); stamps- jillibean soup and doilies- art and co.

You have until September 30th at 8pm to get your project linked up over at 2 Crafty Girls..  Can't wait to see your project! Make sure you check out all the DT projects over at 2 Crafty Girls too and leave them some love!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing Tuesday!!!
xx

8/15/2015

dies r us/outdoor fun challege #31

It's the 15th of the month, which means my post for Dies R Us goes up today!

It is all about The Great.. Outdoors....whatever being outdoors means to you!
Now, it's YOUR turn!  
You will have until August 28th to place your entry. 
YOU could be the next winner of a $10 Gift Voucher to the Dies R Us Store.

For your convenience, here's a quick review of our rules:
  • ENTRY LIMIT:  3
  • MUST USE DIE CUTS on your creation.
  • DIRECT link to your creation, not your entire blog.
  • LINK BACK to our DRU Challenge Blog in your post.
  • NO BACKLINKING (no creation made prior to our challenge posting)
  • No limit to sharing with other challenges.
  • *NEW* ... If after you've entered your creation for today's challenge, you pop over to our Inspiration Blog and leave a comment on any of the DT posts, you'll get an additional chance to win.
Can't wait to see what you create!

I decided to use an outdoor animal on my card and flowers that were on the pattern paper...
supplies: papers-american crafts and neenah; ink- graphite black (archival brilliance) and memento; stamps-you're a hoot (lawn fawn) and dies- you're a hoot (lawn fawn); accessories- blue and green gems (recollections)

I really like how this one turned out!
Cas-ual Chic---pretty patterns...I love this pattern paper...it is so many patterns tied up all in one piece of paper:)
Quick Quotes...use repeating details...the pattern paper uses squares and tags repeatedly
Lunagirl Moonbeams....animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

2 crafty girls/midinspiration ...check it out!

Over at 2 Crafty Girls we are half way through the month!
So today...Team B and the August Guest DT gets to share their projects.
Have you played yet?

A shout out to our sponsors this month...


 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Can't wait to see what you create! You have until August 31st!

8/13/2015

give a crafter a cookie/cookie challenge#25

Over at Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge blog there is a new challenge up today.  It's all about weddings!

A big shout out to our sponsor....The Stamping Boutique.

And here's what I came up with...
supplies: papers-solar white cs (neenah), heidi swapp, american crafts and my mind's eye pattern papers; stamp- congrats (my stash); ink- various copic markers and graphite black (archival brilliance); accessories- scallop polkadot circle (recollections) and tag (heidi swapp).

I am entering this in ....
Crafting by Designs...3 or more layers.
Inspiration Destination/...always anything goes.
The Paper Shelter...lace and/or ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!



8/12/2015

sisterhood of crafters/rainbow challenge

A new challenge is up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog and I am hosting this challenge! So I decided to pick something to celebrate our history....
did you know that in
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th. To celebrate..lets see a RAINBOW on your creation.

Hope you will join us this challenge!
Deadline to Enter:
You have until Sunday, August 23 - 8:00 PM (EST)
Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 25

Please remember to follow these few simple rules:

  • No backlinking ...  only new creations.
  • Three (3) entry limit.
  • You can share with as many other challenges as you like.
  • Must follow the challenge theme to qualify for prize (when one is available).
  • Direct Link to your challenge entry ... not your entire blog.
  • Link back to our challenge in your blog post.
  •                                    We would really appreciate you turning OFF the word verification.

Here's what I came  up with for the challenge....
supplies: papers- solar white cs (neenah). kraft cs(recollections) and various sassafras lass papers; stamp-essential sentiments (amuse studio); ink- graphite black (archival brilliance); accessories- ribbon (walmart) and flower (sassafras lass).

I am entering this in...
Retro Rubber Challenge...Our challenge for the week is to incorporate numbers on your creation.
Craft-Dee Bowz... anything goes with handmade bow.
2 Creative Chicks...anything goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Hump Day!!

8/11/2015

try stampin or not on tuesday/challenge #231

It's Tuesday so that means its time for another sketch at  Try Stampin or Not on Tuesday,  The  technique element of watercolor can be used if you want somewhere on your card.

Here's what I did  with it....
 
supplies: paper- it's a beautiful day (heidi swapp) and solar white cs (neenah); accessories: letters (tim holtz) and butterfly ( heidi swapp).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are having  a great Tuesday!

8/02/2015

cic321/polkadoodles

Happy Sunday! Are you ready to get your embellishments ready?
Because over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge....it's all about the embellies this week!
Here are our challenge rules...hope you will play along!
Each week we will provide a delicious cupcake to inspire you to craft. We encourage you to create a project of your choice, following our inspiration theme or color palette and link your creation.
  • Cupcake images are not required! 
  • New challenges are posted each Sunday at Midnight CST. The deadline to enter is Saturday noon CST. 
  • Please include a link back to our challenge and post the Cupcake Inspirations badge or challenge image.
  • All entries must be direct links to your project post for this challenge, not just your blog in general. Those not directly linked will be deleted. 
  • Maximum of 3 entries per person per challenge, please. 
  • Prize winners are randomly selected from all entries. The Sweet Six are our top 6 selections of the entries. Please note that in the event that less than 10 entries are linked, we will pick the top 3. 
A big thanks to Polkadoodles for sponsoring us this week.  One lucky winner will get $15 to spend at the digi store!

Here's my card...
supplies: paper- neenah solar white cs and american crafts; ink-copic markers; rhinestones-recollections.

I am entering this in the Gems and Pearls Challenge at All Sorts
and at Inkspirational using their photo inspiration...
and 2 Crafty Girls...Dog Days of Summer
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
xx



8/01/2015

2 crafty girls/challenge 5

I'm so excited today is the first day that 2Crafty Girls Challenge Blog goes live after a short break!
Are you ready for the fun to begin?

First ....look at who our amazing sponsors are for the month of August...

 
Thanks so much for sending the DT some great digitals to work with and for offering up a prize to 2 random winners this month!



And now drum roll please......
Here is our new set up for our challenge board...
You can use the photo inspiration, the sketch or use watercolor pencils or you can combine the challenges to make a project.  We can't wait to see what you create!

You have until August 31st at 8PM EST to get  your card or project uploaded to inlinkz. You can enter up to 3 times.  Please make sure you explain how your project applies to the challenge!  We hope you'll visit others blogs and leave some love!
We will be back on August 15th with Team B and our Guest DT to inspire you some more!



Here's my card..
I used the sketch and went along with a summer theme...gardening with a digital from Lacy Sunshine.
supplies: papet-white cs (neenah) and crate paper; ink- graphite black (archival brilliance) and various copic markers; stamp- thanks so much (amuse studio).

I am entering this in
Copic Marker Europe...Summer Vibes Challenge
Southern Girls...Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting By Designs...August Anything Goes Challenge
and Addicted to Stamps photo inspiration challenge




Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great Saturday!!!