Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Easter Wishes

Popping in with a quick Easter card using one of the chicks in the Cute chicklets Easter collection, which is currently on special in the DigiStamp Boutique shop. My layout is based on a great sketch I found over on the Sunday Stamps blog. It was perfect for using up some of those scrap strips we all find in our scrap stash.

The "Easter wishes" sentiment can also be found in the DigiStamp Boutique store. It's part of the Easter Branch set.

Hope to see you later this week with another card!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


We had a taste of Spring here in the Midwest this week, but alas the temps are back down into the chilly winter range today. I am so looking forward to Spring's true arrival, when hopefully it sticks around for a bit. In the meantime, I'll have to take comfort in all of the wonderful Spring themed projects in this week's Totally Papercrafts Spring challenge. Totally Papercrafts is sponsored this week by the fab Crafty Sentiments. For my card I chose the adorable digi appropriately entitled "Rain, Rain".

Supplies: Rain, Rain (Crafty Sentiments), computer generated sentiment,
cloud die (Memory Box), sun punch (All Night Media), corner rounder punch,
oval Shapemaker (Creative Memories), Copics and papers from my stash.

I'm entering my card into the "anything goes" challenges on the Crafty Sentiments and CMC Copic Challenge Group blogs.

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts Challenges blog to see what the other girls came up with this week. Join us for a chance to win a prize from  Crafty Sentiments!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sweet Bobbi

I just love the DigiStamp Boutique teddies and use them often. I had intended to use this cutie - Valentine Bobbi  - for a Valentines Day card. That never quite happened but this versatile guy is just at home on a non-Valentines themed project. I think he'd make an adorable baby card, too.

Don't you just love this heart patterned paper? It's a digi paper called "Heartfelt paper set" and it can also found in the DigiStamp Boutique shop. The sentiment is part of the "Cute chicklets love collection".

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
CMC Color Group Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a "lovely" day! :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Metal Die Storage

Sticking my head out for a few minutes, taking a break from my never ending craft room organizing. (Is it re-organizing if you never really stop and restart?) If you have thin metal dies (Nestabilities) and are frustrated by your current storage system, run - don't walk - your fingers and credit card over to SP and Company. As part of her conversion to a focus on Project Life style scrapbooking and digital products, Samantha is clearing out her storage binder system. I just transferred my Nesties to the thin magnetic pages and they are AWESOME!!

I also bought a couple of the Plumeria Pink binders, as well, because I wanted to separate my Nesties by shape and because, well, they're PINK! What better reason do I need to buy something? :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday, Renate!

Wishing a big Happy Birthday today to Renate of the Yumi & Fumi Handmade design team.  Stop by the Y&FH blog to leave her some birthday wishes. While you're there, you can check out the rest of the birthday banner that the DT has assembled for our birthday girl!

Happy Birthday, Renate! Hope your day is as sweet and special as you are!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Orange + Pink + One Other Color

Wow, what a wild and snowy week this has been! Time to warm up with a toasty color scheme challenge from SP and Company - Orange, Pink and one other color. I chose kraft for my third color and incorporated it into both my image - Teddy Staying Toasty - and my cardstock selection.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Penny's Paper Challenges - Something Old and Something New (old = papers, new = stamp)
Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes (entry #2)

This is last post as part of the SP Design Team. SP and company is transitioning to mostly digital products and ending their DT. So head on over the SP and Company blog and leave some love for the rest of the team. Participate in the challenge for your chance to win a prize in our last weekly challenge.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sweet Valentine Truffle

Usually chocolates are my favorite kind of truffles, but I have a sweet spot for this new DigiStamp Boutique teddy aptly named Truffle. You can find him in the shop as part of the Valentine Honey and Truffle set.

Supplies: Truffle (DSB), Valentine dp (Paper Studio), rhinestones (Paper Studio),
kraft cs (TAC-retired) and Copic markers.

I'm entering this sweet guy into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Lots of Love
Make It Monday - anything goes
Sunflowerfields Designs  - Valentines Day/Hearts
Emergency Crafters - Pink or Red

I'll be back tomorrow (Sunday) with a new challenge from SP and Company!

Friday, February 7, 2014

More Kraftiness!

I'm back with two more entries into this year's Krafty Bowl (which I'm hoping Kimmie decides to make an annual event!).

First up in my entry into the "Love" challenge. This retired KK image, Bird Fairy by Crissy Armstrong, always reminds me of the saying "“If you love something set it free if it returns its yours forever, if not it was never meant to be.”

My second (and final!) entry is one for the "Winter" challenge. Winter makes me think of trying to keep warm! (I hate winter. Being cold makes me crabby!) So, for me the theme "Winter" inspired me to use this retired KK stamp, Lavender the Quilter. (Unfortunately, Lavender has been truly retired and is no longer available.)

Whew! I've had a lot of fun participating in some of the Krafty Bowl challenges. Maybe I'll try to enter all the categories if Kimmie decides to hold another Krafty Bowl next year!


Totally Papercrafts - Hey Cutie!

Happy Friday! We have an easy challenge for you this week at Totally Papercrafts - "Hey Cutie!" (i.e., use a cute image). We are sponsored this week by the oh so cute 
For my card I chose this cute little pup from the St. Bernard Buddy set.

I am all about cleaning out my craft room these days, so my papers and embellishments were just miscellaneous things from my stash. (The sentiment is one I had already printed off from DigiStamp Boutique.)

Head on over the Totally Papercrafts to see the other cute cards featuring images from our sponsor. Join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Krafty Bowl Challenge #2 - Something Old

It's my second post of the day with my entry into another Krafty Bowl Challenge - "Something Old".

Supplies: Eleanor (KK), Traditions 6X6 pad (Carte Bella) ,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen (Ranger),
leaf die (Memory Box), buttons (Jessie James),
kraft and brown cs and flowers from stash.

This card fills the "old" requirement several ways. The kraft cardstock I used is from my Angel (TAC) days and the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp I used - Eleanor - has been retired. (Although she's still on the website, so perhaps you can go and grab her if she's still available.) But primarily, Eleanor always made me think of this picture of my grandparents, Ed and Evelyn.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Penny's Challenges - something old and something new (the dp is new)
Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes
CMC Copic Challenges - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes

Krafty Bowl Challenge #1 - It's Ma Birthday!

I am not a fan of the Superbowl, but I am a long time fan of Kraftin' Kimmie, so I was excited to see that Kimmie was hosting several special challenges on Superbowl Sunday. Here's the first of my entries - it's for the first Krafty Bowl challenge - "It's Ma Birthday", in honor of Kimmie's birthday.

I used this cute Lisette stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. She's retiring, so if you like her, grab her while you can.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Pile It On - use ribbon
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Sweet Couple

Between snow and freezing temps will I ever leave my house?! Oh well, at least I have these two sweeties to warm my heart (while I rely on my space heater to warm my craft room!). Here's a couple that would be at home on any Valentines Day card - Edwin and Hetty from the Edwin and Hetty Set in the DigiStamp Boutique shop.

Supplies: Edwin and Hetty Set (DSB), heart dp (Martha Stewart matt stack), 
border punch (EK Success), red cs (Hobby Lobby), Copics, 
puffy heart sticker (Hobby Lobby) and Copic markers.

Valentines Day is fast approaching, so if you haven't started on your Valentines Day crafting, be sure to head on over to the DSB shop to check out all of the cute Valentines images!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thanks A Latte!

Our challenge is something a little different this week at SP and Company - make an interactive card. I confess that interactive cards really aren't  my thing - I'm a basic folded rectangle kind of gal. But I found this really easy tutorial on the web and gave it a try - Interactive coffee cup card.

and here's the interactive part - the "lid" comes out, providing a spot for you to write out a little note of thanks. Cute, huh?

Stop by the SP and Company blog - Scrapmaster's Paradise - to check out the Sunday Scoop with all the details on this challenge, as well as some AMAZING samples from the rest of the DT!