Sunday, May 29, 2011

CUC DT Remembrance card

Craft Us Crazy is having a new challenge & this time we would like to see your "Remembrance and/or Love" card. I made this card for my hubby for Father's Day.........cuz we have TONS of memories in our almost 38 years of wedded bliss. I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by.........this is already our 9th challenge at Craft Us Crazy! Seems like we just began.

Our Sponsor for the first half of this challenge is Stamp Fairy.
I used this darling TeddyBo image called "Lazy Days". Isn't he just soooo cute laying in the grass smelling that pretty flower with not a care in the world. Toooo toooo cute! Oh to be that carefree! I also used my newly discovered Bearly Mine Designs "Spring Blossoms" DP. Isn't it so pretty. They have oodles of beautiful designs. I want them all! LOL
Card recipe:
Bear: E41, E42, E43, Booo, Boo, B00, R11
Flower: Y000, Y11, Y21, YR20, YR21, G40, G82
Outline: W0

White blingie flower: Martha Stewart "Vintage Acrylics"
Blue glitter button, Bling & Ribbon from my stash
Nesties: Labels One

I'm entering these challenges:
TeddyBo: Teddy Bo only
Sundays With Crissy: #17 Flowers (I won an award)
Craft Your Days Away: #21 Father's Day (for my hubby)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #41 Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Pale, Pretty Pastels
The Pixie Cottage: #71 Here comes the sun
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: #7 Favourite colours
Crop Stop: #21 Complimentary colors (I won! Thank you!!!)
DYSU Challenge Blog: #21 Animals
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Special Occasions (Father's Day)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: #60 Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges: Week 21 Blossoms and Blooms

And Priscilla Styles is having a FABulous Cricut giveaway until May 31st.

As always........thanks so much for looking & for your sweet comments.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CUC/DT/The Pixie Cottage ~~Is it Thanksgiving? don't have to check your calendar to see if it's Thanksgiving & I don't think I've flipped my lid.........yet. LOL Although with the cold & rainy weather we've been having here in southern California in May I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't fall or winter. But I guess every day should be Thanksgiving cuz we're so blessed.'s our halfway point for our Craft Us Crazy challenge blog's 8th challenge. We want to see your "Favorite Embellishment and/or Something New". My FAVorite embellie is flowers and my something new is my DP from Bearly Mine Designs. Wowie..........we've seen so many amazing creations in our challenges. I can't believe that we're already up to almost 300 followers.
Our Sponsor for this half of the challenge is The Pixie Cottage. They gave me this darling image to play with. Isn't that little mouse soooo cute with his full tummy. The image is called "Pumpkin & Pie". I tried to give it a Springtime feel........with the pretty DP & flowers.

I powdered the pie with some Doodlebug sugar coating glitter (cuz I love my 'real' pie with lots of sugary goodness) & I used my 'regular' fine glitter on the pumpkin & background DP. I recently purchased that gorgeous DP from Bearly Mine Designs called 'Spring Blossoms'. The flowers in the DP are made by Trina Clark so I also purchased her 'New Beginnings' digital overlay that compliments the Bearly Mine set. Isn't it pretty! I think I'll be using this set a lot.

These are the Copics I used to color my image:
Mouse: W0, W1, W3, R11 & R20
Pumpkin: YR20, YR21 &E53
Pie: E41 &42
Pie tin: C0 & C1
Outline: W00

The Flowers & Bella's Baubles are from my stash & haven't been used for a very long time.
Tsukinek Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Beige on all edges
Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirl
NitWits DP (dotted peach)

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Old Supplies (Flowers & Bella's Baubles)
Really Reasonable Ribbons: Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #152 Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes: Embossing (the circle behind the image is dry embossed)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT: Use something Orange (the pumpkin)
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Flowers
Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle and Shine (I love my glitter)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Cute and Girly (the mouse is 'cute' & the flowers & colors are 'girly')
Papertake Weekly: Bloom and Grow
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #155
As always.........thanks for looking & don't forget to join us in our challenge at Craft Us Crazy. I also want to thank you for taking the time to leave your oh so sweet & lovely comments. It truly makes my heart sing.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yay! My dgd turns 21 today!

I can't believe my beautiful granddaughter Alexis is 21 years old today. Where does the time go? I tell ya........seems like only yesterday that I was waiting for her arrival at the hospital with my daughter. Wow! 21 years ago! She is beautiful & talented & smart & funny & everything a grandma could hope for & more.
I made this card for her. It's much different from my normal cards. She's going to Vegas this weekend with her friends to celebrate her birthday so she requested a "Vegas" themed card. Then she loves, loves, loves Hello Kitty. So I thought..........why not have Hello Kitty visiting Vegas. LOL So this is what I came up with. Purple is her FAVorite color & she loves the bling (just like her G' I didn't add anything else to it...........& believe me..........that was hard........not to add ribbon & flowers. LOL I'm all about the embellies but I thought the bling was enuff. LOL

Here's a pic of my pretty pretty girl.
I'm entering this card in the Through the Craftroom Door challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Whether you are a Mother or a Grandmother or a "Mom" to someone special.........I wish you all a blessed Mother's Day filled with love & happiness.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Friday, May 6, 2011

CUC DT Your Next Stamp card

Our Craft Us Crazy challenge blog is in the middle of Challenge #7. We would love to see your "Mother's Day and/or Flowers" creations. Our sponsor for the second half of this challenge is Your Next Stamp.

My image is called "Shirley Temple Ellie" & she's sipping her Shirley Temple. Isn't she just so cute!

I used this Mojo Monday Sketch #189 for my card...........
Other Challenges I'm entering:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes with optional 'something round'
Prairie Fairy Fridays: For the Girls
Paper Play Challenges: Week 18....Show us your Style
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Sentiment ("OXOXOXOX" says it all with hugs & kisses)
Delightful Challenges: Someone special
Creative Card Crew: For a mom (I gave this to my beautiful daughter)
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Something beginning with "C" -- I've used a circle Nestie & a circle scalloped Nestie
If the Shoe fits...Scrap It!: FF#78 Use some green
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: #4 Cute & Girly

As always........thank you so much for visiting my humble abode & I always love reading your sweet comments.
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meljen's Designs card & CUC new challenge

Our Craft Us Crazy challenge blog has a new challenge going on right now. This time we would love to see your Mother's Day or Flower creations. I went with the flowers on this card. One of our sponsors for this challenge is Meljen's Designs. They gave me this beautiful Victorian Birdcage image to play with. Isn't it just the sweetest little birdie singing it's little heart out. Pop on over there to see all of the cute cute cute images she has for you. She gives away a freebie every Monday on Meljen's Design Team & Challenge blog. The winner of this challenge will receive their choice of 4 digi images. How great is that!
I colored my image with my Copic markers & used Nitwits new Promises collection for my DP. The purples & blues in these collection are so beautiful & print up so nicely.

Card recipe:
Copics used:
birdie: R11, E53, B000, B00, B02,
outline: B0000 & B60
Cage: B60 & BV31
Leaves: G21, G24 & G40

NitWits DP: Promises
Prima large ivory flower
Recollections mulberry mini roses
Pearls are K&Co. Studio112
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass (blue) & Milled Lavender
Nesties: Oval, Scalloped Oval & Curved Rectangles
Lavender ribbon & glitter from my stash

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Challenge #56 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: White space
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Springtime
Stamp Something: Somethings with wings
Totally Paper Crafts: Glitter

As always.......thanks so much for taking your time to visit my blog & for leaving your oh so sweet comments. It really makes my day a little brighter & happier!
Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~