Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Love

I do so adore many of the magical images from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I recently bought this stamp created by Karen Middleton and just love it.  The paper is from CTMH-Lucy and I used my cricut to create the lattice borders-Paper Lace Cartridge. Used a combo of Copic and the Spectrum Noir markers since I was able to get them at my local AC Moore for a fabulous price of $7.88 for 6!!!! 

I will be entering this card in:
Paper Playtime-Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge-Ink It up
Crafty Catz-Anything goes
 Poodles Parlour-Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes
 Dream Valley Challenges-For a Special Lady
Little Darlings-Use Pastel Colors
My Craft Spot-Mother's Day
Pixie Cottage-Special Lady
Fancy & Fussy-Punches and Dies

Cookin with Cricut-Twinkle Toes Cartridge Showcase

Hello everyone! It is Olivia here from ormcraftynights. I am here to give you a sampling of some great ways to use the Cricut Lite Cartridge Twinkle Toes. Being the mom of three girls, I was super excited to use this cart but as you will see you are able to use it more then just for the girls.
The first example is a home decor project I did for my youngest daughter, age 3, who just had her first dance recital two weeks ago. Be warned you may need your sunglasses for these colors. First I painted it the colors to match her dress. I then added the layout. The Twinkle toes girl was cut a 3 1/2 inches and I also cut the oval with the saying Dance Recital from the Cart too. I love to use part of their costumes so the tulle frame, flower and ribbon are pieces of her costume. I will be hanging this in her room.
Next are two scrapbook layouts I did for her recital too. The titles, shoes, crown and flower swirls are all cuts from this cart as well.
Now I have a non-girly idea. One of the things I love about this cart is that each piece is layered on each other including the words so you can just leave that out. I cut this star image in more masculine colors and used pop-ups to give it more dimension. I made this card for my oldest daughter favorite teacher. I stamped a sentiment in the middle this time.
Hope I give you some ideas of how fun and cute this cart can be! Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sentimental Sundays

Welcome to another Sentimental Sunday!

Guess what...This is out 100th challenge!!! Wow...I can't believe it!!!
I really can't!!!  I never imagined that Sentimental Sundays would be going this strong and be supported by so MANY amazingly ladies.
This week's Sponsor is Digital Delights:
Donating a: $5.00 Gift Certificate

2 Sisters Challenge

Welcome back and thanks to all you played with us last week.  Our challenge theme this week is a color challenge. We want to see your cards/projects using

BLACK and WHITE with only a hint of 1 OTHER COLOR

You can create anything you would like just make sure to use the colors black and white and add a hint...just a hint.... of one more color. Hair and skin colors are ok to use on your image.  Our sponsor this week is THE DIGI GARDEN who was kind enough to supply our DT with images.

I will be entering this one in

Deep Ocean-Punches/Dies
Prairie Fairy Design-Anything Goes with Flowers
Truly Madly Crafty-Handmade Flowers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simply Betty Birthday Wishes

I do so love Simply Betty stamps and these are no exception.  The Teen Scene Collection is one of my faves.  I am on a mission to halt the buying and start the using cause I am sure many of you are like me and which we buy but they sit unused. 

I will be entering this one the following challenges.

 Paper Playtime-Birthday Card
 Crafts and Me-Embossing
 Aud sentiments-Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SweetPea Stamp giveaway

In honor of the 3 year anniversary of Sweet Pea Stamps, Connie is giving away a 25 dollar gift certificate! How cool is that! So come join in the fun.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blogspot Shout-Out

I am pretty sure I have mention how much I am loving these new Digis I discovered at Mayzy Art.

Mayzy was kind enough to showcase my work at her blog, so go check it out!  Just in case you did not see them on my old they are!  Be sure to check out her great digis.

2 Sisters Challenge- For the Boys

Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge.  This one is a super easy one....USE A DIGI.  So for my fellow Digi artist, wipe out those digis and can not wait to see what you create.  Our two fabulous sponsors are Robyn's Fetish and Di's Digis.  We were fortunate enough to have some generous digis given to the DT team.  Figure it was time to do a male theme card! 

I will be entering this card in:

1) Send a Smile for Kids-Boy Theme Cards.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

meet my foster Topaz

Many of you may know I am a foster for a local animal rescue, Luv Furever, in NJ. I have had this little sweetie for a week now! She is a 2 month old pittie mix. She is a true doll...puppy/kitten season is in full swing so if you are looking, please adopt. 

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Prairie Fairy Digi

I was fortunate enough to win this as a prize from Prairie Fairy on another Challenge Blog and just loved the way it came out! Again because I vow to use all my stash this year, I dipped into my CTMH Stella paper set for this one. I was too late to get it done by yesterday but this was based on the Pixie Cottage sketch :-(. This one I used my Copics one.

I will be entering this on in

1) Prairie Fairy-Anything Goes
2) Stamp and Create-Spring
3) Critter Sketch Challenge-Fairies
4) Crafty Cardmakers-Magical
5) Totally Papercrafts-Things with Wings

Mayzy Art B-day Card

As some of you might know I recently discovered a new artist by Mayzy Green who has some fabulous digis at her Etsy Shop. I have bought a bunch and plan to keep on buying! Love her style.  This one I made with a few challenges in mind. The paper is a CTMH paper set called Roxie and this time actually used my Prismacolor markers to color this.

1) Party Time Tuesday-Photo Inspirations-from the colors
2) Seems a Little Sketchy-based on their sketch
3) Paper Sundaes-Anything goes
4) Paper Playtime-Say it with a Sentiment-Bday theme

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cookin with Cricut-Challenge 82

Welcome back to another fabulous challenge at Cookin with Cricut.  Thank you to all you participated in our Card Outreach Challenge. I am sure your lovely projects will bring a smile to the girls faces. This week's Challenge is about April being “National Card & Letter Writing Month.” Make a card to send or create a scrapbook layout featuring a letter (i.e., a letter to a child or other loved one).

For this Challenge I used my Sentimental Cricut Cartridge.  The paper is from MME.  I embossed the background and then used some fancy background cuts to frame the image. Can not wait to see what you make!

I will be entering this one in:

1) Paper Sundaes-Anything Goes
2) Craft Your Passion-Diecuts and Punches-everything is Die Cut on this one

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mo Digital-Fairy

So in my quest to diminish and actually use my stash I have made another card in the same color palette/same papers as the Sweet Pea-EB Stamp.  This is using a Mo digital with it though.  The card was cut out from a Cricut Cartridge-Wild Card and then I embellished it with the rest.  The stars are Chipboard and then I got these cool embellishments from Inky Impressions. Sentiment is from a Close to My Heart Stamp Set.

I will be entering this one in:

Critter Sketch Challenge-Fairies
Crafty Cardmakers-Fantasy
Corrosive Challenge-Hit the Bottle-Use Stickles for the stars on dress & Chipboard stars
Paper Sundaes-Anything goes
Stamptacular Challenge-Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts-Things with Wings
Cupcake Craft-In the Deep End
Crafts & Me-3-D Embellishments
Fashionista Challenge-Anything Girly

Sweet Pea-Elizabeth Bell Stamp

I do so love Sweet Pea Stamps and they of course have one of my favorite artist there, Elisabeth Bell. This stamp is called Party Pose and I think it just soo adorable.  Tried a different color palette and I do like it so I hope you do too. 

I will be entering this one in
Sweet Pea Challenge-Birthday/Recycle (flower on top recycled from a piece of a gift bag which I then formed into a flower)
Stamping Scrapping Central-girly-colored with Copics that can be found at this store
Simon Says Stamp and show-anything goes
Sweet Stampin-girly but no pink
Fashionista-anything for girls
My Mums Craft Shoppe-celebrations

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sentimental Sunday's Frame it

Welcome to another great weekly challenge at Sentimental Sundays. This week's challenge is: Frame IT!! (plus a sentiment). We want to see beautiful and unique frames around either an image or a sentiment!!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio. Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun & whimsical digital and rubber stamps to inspire your creativity. Our goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with our unique designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

I will be entering this one in:

Lily Pad-Flowers
Crafty Creations-Flowers
Cute Card Thursday-Flowers
Use it Tuesday-Anything Goes-used paper I had in my stash an also finally used my Cindy Loo Cricut cart that has been sitting unused for months now.
Stamptacular Sundays-Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters-Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey-3 or more patterned papers
Aud Sentiments-Spring Colors

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Inky Impressions Belated Easter

Okay so as always I am a bit late with adding this picture. I got some great new stamps from Inky Impresisons and really wanted to use them so here is my latest creation. I will be entering this one in:

Crafts and Me Image

I do so adore Angels and Fairies so I have finally decided to splurge on some of my favorite digis from Crafts and Me. I will be entering this on in

1) Crafts and Me-embellishments
2) Wags & Whiskers-Anything Goes
3) Totally Papercrafts-Things with Wings
4) Sweet Sketch Wednesday-based on their sketch

2 Sisters Challenge Blog

Our theme this week is. . . . .
But not just flower embellishments . . . . we want to see flowers in the image that you use. You can add as many or as little flowers to your project but make sure you have at least 1 flower in your image.

Judy and Joy from Digi Doodles Designs gave the DT a few images to play around with this week. Here is some inspiration for you using those images. . . . .