Sunday, September 29, 2013

Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another Yumi & Fumi Handmade challenge! For this challenge, Team Yumi took their inspiration from this photo:

Hmmm, I'm not a fan of green. However, I do *LOVE* pink, so I took my inspiration from the round pink bouquets in the photo:

Supplies: Fumi with Messenger Bag (Y&FH),
Lime Twist twine (MME), button, scraps from stash, pop-dots
self-adhesive rhinestones (Recollections) and Copics.

My card is made with the ever fashionable & sassy Fumi with Messenger Bag. Isn't she cute? I'm going to show her off on the following blogs:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Head on over to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog to join in on the fun, using ANY stamp! You could win a $10 gift certificate to the Y&FH store! And, while you're there, be sure to check out the other great Yumi and Fumi projects from the rest of the DT!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Witchy Wishes!

It's almost October and Halloween is just around the corner. The dark, shadowy, spiderweb filled corner... But fear not, brave stamper. Just around that corner is the cute little witch - Witchy Florence.

Supplies: Witchy Florence (DSB), sentiment (DSB), bubble border punch (EK Success)
spider punch (EK Success), Copics, papers from my stash.

She's currently the September Offer of the Month, so grab her from the DSB shop before the October specials are released this coming week!

I'm entering Florence into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
CMC Copic Challenge - Fall or Halloween colors

And since thoughts of Halloween make me think of Halloween candy, I'll be back on October 1st with a sweet treat of my own - some blog candy to be sent to a lucky random winner. So, be sure to come back on Tuesday to see some more Halloween projects and get entered into my Halloween "candy" draw!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Birthday!

It's birthday celebration week at my house! My youngest daughter turned 15 Wednesday. This weekend she's having a slumber party to celebrate with her friends. I plan on holing up in my craft room for the evening. LOL!

It was my turn to choose the theme at this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge, so of course I chose a birthday theme - "Happy Birthday, Baby!" To play along with the challenge, just make a card or other papercrafting project with either a birthday or new baby theme. Our sponsor this week is the fab DigiStamp Boutique, who is giving away 6 digital stamps of the winner's choice. Wahoo! For my card, I chose Winston - All Seasons because my daughter LOVES all things owl.

Supplies: Winston (DSB), dp - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories), 
Tiffany Blue cs (Paper and More), ribbon (May Arts) and Copics.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge - Two or more patterned papers
Card Makin' Mamas - For the Kids
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
CMC Color Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Divine Digis
Tuesday Throwdown - Things with Wings
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Play along with us this week at Totally Papercrafts for a chance to win 6 digis of your choice from DSB. But first, check out what the rest of the DT has made for our "Happy Birthday, Baby" theme for a little inspiration.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Double Post Day - Y&FH

Wow, 9:15 AM and already my second post of the day. :)  Today is also the day for a new challenge from Yumi & Fumi Handmade. (If you want to see my first challenge post from Designed to Color, click here: DTC challenge.)  Our new Y&FH challenge is to make a Winter Tag. I don't have any winter Yumi or Fumi stamps, so I "winterized" my Yumi stamp with a few touches - I colored her hands like they were gloves, I drew and cut out some ear muffs, and made her a snowball by drawing a circle, cutting it out and adding glitter and glaze.

Supplies: Yumi (Yumi & Fumi Handmade), Copics, 
chunky glitter (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents (Ranger), 
snowflake sticker (Jolee's Boutique), snowflake punch, rhinestone (Darice), 
ribbon, and papers from scrap stash.

Head on over to the Y&FH challenge blog to see what the other girls have made. (It's not to early to start your holiday crafting!) Play along with our challenge, using any stamp, for a chance to win a $10 gift card to the Y&FH store.


Double Post Day - DTC

As luck would have it, my Designed to Color - Rainbow Crew challenge and my Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Team Yumi challenge are both debuting today, September 15th. I wanted to give each project its own place of honor, so I'll be posting two times today.

First up is my Designed to Color card. Our challenge this week is "anything goes". (Love those! Don't you?) We are being sponsored by the fabulous Crafters Companion, who shared these adorable Barkley images with us. I am a sucker for a dog stamp and Barkley is just soooo adorable. Guess who's on my Christmas list now? :)

Supplies: Barkley Everyday - Scent of Summer (Crafters Companion), 
kraft cardstock (TAC-retired), pink dp (TAC-retired), black cardstock (Hobby Lobby),
and black brads (Paper Studio).
Copics used: Barkley - E41, E42, 100, C5, C7
kitty - W1, W3, W5, R81, 100
grass - G32, YG57, YG03
birds - B41, B32, R20, E41
flowers - RV10, R81, R83, YR68

I'm also entering Barkley and his friend into the following challenges:
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Head on over to the Designed to Color blog to check out the new challenge. Visit the other DT members blogs to see the details on their fab cards and leave them some love. (Everyone loves a nice comment about their card!) And then join us for your chance to win a prize from our great sponsor, Crafters Companion!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bobbi Sitting

September is here and new releases are on their way in the DigiStamp Boutique store, but I couldn't resist using Bobbi sitting again. Bobbi is the August offer of the month in the DSB store.

Supplies: Bobbi Sitting (DSB), kraft cs, flower dp from This and That 6X6 pad (Echo Park),
grass border punch (Fiskars), orange Stickles, bakers twine - Lime Twist (MME), 
pearls (Paper Studio), Copics, aqua dp (Recollections) and pop-dots.

I'm entering Bobbi into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Anything goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - In the Garden with butterflies

You can check out the entire Bobbi sitting set here: August offer of the month.

Friday, September 6, 2013

A new Totally Papercraft Challenge!

Happy Friday! (Friday is my very favoritest word this week!)  Since it's Friday, Totally Papercrafts has a fun new challenge out -  Red/Black + Option of a Touch of White. We're being sponsored by the very talented Teri of Delicious Doodles. For my card, I used this beautiful Zebra and Foal.

Supplies: Zebra and Foal (Delicious Doodles), black polka dot paper (Paper Studio), 
swirl dp (Basic Grey), ribbon (Michaels), blush Copic marker, green Prismacolor pencil with OMS,
black and red cs from scrap pile.

Pop on over to the blog to see what the other girls have made this week. Then join us for a chance to win a great prize from Delicious Doodles!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birthday Flutter By Hop

Today is the first of TWO Flutter By Wednesday blog hops to celebrate Danni's (the owner/creator of FBW) birthday! Today we have the friends of Danni fluttering along to share some amazing creations to inspire you!!

You should have fluttered here from Suzanne's blog! If not--start at the beginning of the hop at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog.  Be sure to leave comments at each stop that you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden! You have until September 9th, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along!

We hope that you’ll also join in this week’s challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is anything goes with a butterfly or fairy! A little butterfly told us that if the challenge gets over 100 entries there will be a prize!!

Here’s my project for today. For my card, I used this cute DigiStamp Boutique image, Grace:

Supplies: Grace (DigiStamp Boutique), Reunion 6X6 paper pad (MME), pearls (Paper Studio),
Copic markers, ribbon (Michaels), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart) and pop dots.

Now you should hop on to the birthday girl herself - Danni at her Danni's Dreams blog! Don’t forget to flutter to the FBW Blog tomorrow for another hop full of more fluttery inspiration!!

Happy Hopping! Be sure to wish Danni a very happy birthday, too!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to School

Yes, we are back to school here in Missouri. The Yumi and Fumi Handmade DT is celebrating back to school with a back to school challenge! For my card I used the sassy scholar, Yumi with Messenger Bag.

Check out all of the DT samples on the Y&FH blog and then join us for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Y&FH store.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Oh my gosh, has life been crazy! I have been making cards, but haven't had much blogging time. My goal for the week is to catch up, so here's my first card, which uses one of the current offer of the month images from DigiStamp Boutique. - Bobbi sitting set. The sentiment is from an older release - Birthday sentiments and tickets. (I use those all the time on my birthday cards!)

Although I used Bobbi to make a birthday card, he'd be equally cute on a card for any other gift giving occasion - housewarming, baby, etc. Check out the DSB shop to see the rest of this adorable new Bobbi set.

I'll be back soon with another card!