Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Mini-Wedding Release

Welcome to the newest Wedding Release for Crafty Sentiments.  For the last two days we have been featuring a selection of the newest wedding theme stamps. 

Today I will be showcasing one of the newest images, Tobey Groom 2.  Isn't he a doll! I am sorry for the lighting but it is non stop rain here and have not been able to get the best picture. 

Use paper from my stash, ribbon from my stash and my Copics to color him. The die cut from the back is actually from my Cricut. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Tag your It Challenge

Hello again....that was not too long to I spoke to you again huh! I told you you will probably be sick of all posting this week but it is heavy release/challenge we for me here.

Our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week is:


I decided to color up some of my favorite Sweet Pea Stamps. I am a big lover of Sweet Pea Stamps and the quality of their red rubber is great.  This lovely image is by artist Ching Chou Kuik. We have so many of her lovely images in our store and being a huge magical fairy lover I adore her work.

The paper is from MME and I used the great sketch over at Designed to Color which had a tag in it so it fit perfectly.  The sentiment is from a Karber stamp set I have in my collection.

Here is my Copic Recipe:

Blue: B00,02,05
Yellow: Y21,Y23, Y19
Beige: E43, 42,40
Gray: C 1,3,5
Skin: E11, 00,000

You can see my lovely Stickle in there as well.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Designed to Color: based on sketch
Shopping Our Stash-Use a Tag
Top Tip Tuesday-Use a tag
Tuesday Alchemy-Thinking of You
Squirrel and Fox-Mystical Image
Timeless Flourish Challenge-Glitter

Crafty Sentiments-Recipe Challenge

Welcome back to another Fabulous challenge for Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. 
Our lovely Anne from my Team is sponsoring this week challenge. 

Her challenge to you is to use her Recipe: 


and the prize this week is

This week I used the adorable stamp, Opening Presents. Isn't she lovely.  This card is prefect for both Christmas and Birthdays.   I stuck to just two papers and my 3 embellishments are the lace, pearls and ribbon.

I have to admit I color this one a while ago (yes I am one of those people who try to have their DT work done weeks in advance) and did not write down my Copic list.  Sorry about that folks.

Also remember that though a Crafty Sentiment image is not required, you get a second entry if you use one.  There are so many fabulous ones to choose from.  Also be sure to check out our mini wedding release going one right now at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge-Add a Bow
Bearly Mine-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirationals Challenge-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes
Paper Shelter-Celebrations
Inky Chicks-Mother Day/Birthday

Monday, February 25, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Little Darlings-Saturated Canary Stamp

Welcome to another Monday Morning Inspirational Post for Loves Rubberstamps.  Sorry for being so quiet lately but we has a rash of stomach bugs hit us but looks like we are on the mends now.  I promise this week will be card/paper packed.

Today I am showcasing a birthday card I did. For this card I used the Saturated Canary Stamp-Ellie's Birthday.  

I am trying to use up my stash and I had this set of birthday paper forever ....think I got it at the craft store on sale so not even sure of the name. 

Now the scalloped circle is made with the MFT mini-doily die and the sentiment is from Little Darlings Birthday Sentiments.  

Here is my Copic recipe:

Hair: E19,9,7,
Skin: E15,13,11
Balloon: YG 03, G24
Purple: V12,15
Blues: B00 (surrounding her) and B05

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Inky Impressions-Favorite Color Combo

It is my Team turn for hosting a new challenge over at Inky Impressions.  Today our challenge is to use


I have decided to use one of my favorite combos of pink and brown.  I colored this adorable image of Princess Lili.

Of course I am always a day late and a dollar short at times but this one was based on the sketch challenge that has already ended :-(. 

The papers are from MME Lost and Found Collection and I colored the image with my Copics

Copic Recipe:
Dress: R81,83,85 
Hair: E31,33,35
Brown: E35,37

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Lots Of Layers

It is time for weekly challenge here are Loves Rubberstamps. Today is one for us who love to PILE it on. 

 The Challenge theme is 


Not only will you win a fabulous gift certificate to Loves Rubberstamps, you will also win a prize from our special Guest Sponsor, Birdie Brown.

The winner will also win 3 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from Birdie Brown!

I was lucky enough to get one of the digital images to play with and here is my creation.  I colored the image with my Copics, used MME paper and paper pieced her dress.

Copic Recipe:
Skin: E15,13,11
Hair: C7,5,3,1
Orangish Color: R24.22
Table: E59

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

Well Happy President's Day everyone! Sorry this post is later then normal. I am all off schedule with my Hubby and kids being home on a Monday.  It is my turn to start your week off right with my Inspirational Post for Loves Rubberstamps.

Anyhoo...I am sooo love the new Magnolia that Loves Rubberstamps has in so here is another Tilda for you.  This cutie is called Tilda with Little Pockets from the new With Love Collection.

I used MME paper. The flourishes are with my MFT flourish die (love it) and then the flowers are from my Prima collection.  I colored the image with my Copics and used my Spellbinders for the center circle.

Here is my recipe:

Blues: B00,B02,B05
Hair: Y11,13,15,19
Shoes: E42,43
Orange on flowers: YR04,07

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

My Craft Spot-Flowers
Stamp and Create-Spring
Stamp and Doodle-Bingo-Flowers, Ribbon, Patterned Paper
Tilda Town-Easter or Spring

Crafty Hugz

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sentimental Sundays Challenge-Pearls and Lace

Welcome to another fantastic Sunday morning challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Today our challenge theme is Pearls and Lace.

This week's Sponsor is:
Saturated Canary Challenge Blog
Donating: 2 images, winner's choice. Krista was also good enough to give us a image for use in our DT cards.  I am in blue phase right now...which is kinda funny since blue is not one of favorite colors.

I colored the image with my Copics, added a lace doily and some pearls and some prima flowers from my collection. The paper is MME.  I also added some Stickles to her hair and the butterflies

Copic Recipe

Blue: B12,14,18
Hair: E19,18,9,7
Butterflies: Y15,19
Skin: E11,E00,E000,R11

Hope everyone enjoys their day.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts-Things with Wings
Color Me Creative-Feminine Image
Alphabet Challenge-Anything with Wings
Mema's Crafts-Hello Doily
Sparkles Forum Challenge-Lace it Up
Charisma Cardz-Anything Goes
Forever Friends-Animals, Butterflies &/or Birds
Crafts and Me-Doily
Tuesday Alchemy-Wing things or hearts
Sweet Pea Stampers-Use a digi

Friday, February 15, 2013

Inky Impressions New Digi Blog Hop

It is the middle of the month so that means it is time for another fantastic showcase of the new releases from Inky Impressions.  You should have come here from the fabulous work at Lyndsey blog .

This month it is a digital release to get us into the "Spring Mood" as well as ready for Easter.

Today I used the adorable image called Carrot Patch.  I also used one for the Sentiment Banners also created. I colored the image with my Copics and have been working on a more realistic sky.

Now hop along to see what lovely creation Ria has for you today. Be sure to comment along the way because a lucky winner will get to pick 2 free digis of their choice.

 Also remember to come back to play along in our challenge.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sugar Nellie Card

Did you think I can stay away too long without posting?? Nahhh. Happy Valentines Day to all who are celebrating.  I woke up to a great big bag filled of Sweethearts candies (those are my favorite!!!!)

I do so love Sugar Nellie images and excited to be able to play with someone.  This is a Simply Sassy that has been released in digital version.

I colored the image with my Copics and used MME paper pack I had in my stash.  The flowers are from my local LSS and the flourish is a MFT die.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Sugar Bowl-Anything goes with a Sugar Nellie image
Bearly Mine-based on their sketch
Sugar Nellie Facebook Page-a touch of red
LEJ Designs-For Someone Special
There She Goes-Flowers
Catered Crop-Polka Dots
Outlawz Challenge-Anything Goes
Stamp and Create-Spring 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Love

Welcome to another Tuesday morning challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Today our challenge is
I have to admit that being a part of this DT has made me a MFT junkie.  I am sooo in love with all the dies and especially the A la modes but I am trying better to be a user and not just a collector.

This stamp is called Key to My Heart. This is a retired set so get your hands on it while you still can
I used paper from Echo Park. The heart background is cut from my Cricut (Paper Lace Cart).  I did decide to paper piece her dress.

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Come and Get it Challenge-Show Us your Heart
Sunday Stamper-Heart and Love
2 Sisters-Heart
My Sheri Crafts-Valentines
Totally Gorjuss-Valentines
Crafts 4 eternity-Be My Valentines
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments-Valentines

Can you guess the theme for our Crafty Sentiments Challenge is this Week??? It is all over the web with the big Valentines day celebrations coming this weekend.  

The theme this week guessed it Valentines. 

***This weeks challenge prize is 3 lovely digi's from the store
If you use a Crafty Sentiment image you get 3 chances in the main draw***

Today I used one of my favorite Crafty Sentiments Stamps called He Loves Me

I used the Simple Stories paper set, Harvest Lane, and colored the image with my Copics. 

Have you checked out our ~Inspirational Blog its Benson day
We are also running followers candy over there. 

 I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Outlawz Challenge-Anything Goes with Valentines Twist (optional)
Crafty Bloggers Network-Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations-Love Story
Tuesday Throwdown-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper-Valentines
The Stamping Shack-Love Is in the Air

Monday, February 11, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Magnolia Inspirations

How excited was I when I saw the Loves Rubberstamps have gotten in some new Magnolia.  I had to get some of these beauties and color them right away. I have to admit I really do not color up my Magnolia as much as I should so I am happy to have to opportunity to do so now. 

Today I decided to use Love is in the Air. The paper is the Authenique Lovely set and add some Candi Dots from the store as well. 

Here is my Copic recipe:

Skin: R0000,R00, R02, R11
Hair: E29,27,25,23
Red: R39, R29,27
Shoes: C7,C5,C3

I decided to paper piece her arms and the bottom of her dress to add some dimension to my image. The ribbon, key charm and lace are all from my stash.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under-Love is All Around Us
No Matter Which-Ribbon and Bows
Stamptacular Sundays-From the Heart
Totally Tilda-Valentines Tilda
Live Love Craft-based on Sketch
Tilda's Town-Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia-Hearts
Fashoinista Challenge-Valentines
Card Mania-Is this Love I am feeling

Inky Impressions Birthday Pop Up

Hello everyone. Olivia here with an inspirational card for our lovely Inky Impressions.  Today I decided to use this adorable stamp called Lili's Birthday Cake as a pop-up card. I did a very simple one.  The paper is from my stash and the balloons and Candle border are cut from my Cricut (Celebrations Cart). Colored the image with my Copics.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Stamp-Dies and Punches

I was super lucky to be the December grand prize winner at Yumi & Fumi and got some great new stamp from them.  Isn't she sooo cute!!!!  This time their challenge is Dies/Punches and was determined to get one done with their stamps as a Thank you for their amazing prize package.  

I have this paper left from Christmas called Sweater Weather from MME and decided to use it.  The Doily type die is cut from my Cricut (it is one of the built in cartridges on the E2) and the border is from Spellbinders. I paper pieced the hat, skirt and scarf and gloves.

The green dots are Candi Dots and the image was colored with my Copics

Copic Recipe-

Hair/Boots- E29,27,25, 23
Skin- YR00, YR000, R20
Red-R39, R29,27

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Yumi & Fumi-Dies/Punches
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Girly
ABC Challenge-Going Dotty
Crafting Life's Little Pieces-based on sketch

Okay off to get the kids their Valentines Day card/goodies for their classes since all three have a party on Friday! I know I am buying cards (shame shame) but I have no desire to make 60+ kids theme Valentines day card!

Sentimental Sundays-Love In the Air

Being that the big Valentines Day is this week, our DT is doing another Valentines day challenge

This week's challenge is:
LOVE is in the AIR
(plus a sentiment)

This week's Sponsor is:
Simple Betty Challenge Blog
Donating: 3 digi images, winners choice from SBS digital stamps

I am a HUGEEEEEEE Simply Betty Fan and decided that I would use on of images from the Steampunk line called Romance Gwendolyn. (PPPSSS she is also having a sale right now on digis and stamps) 

I used my MME paper (Union Square) and flowers from my stash. The sentiment is from a sticker at a store. 

Colored the image with my Copics and did some sponging on the Oval. The border is from MFT Faux Crochet die 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Crafty Sentiments New Release-Quiet Time Jasmin

I am back. It is time to showcase another of the FANTASTIC NEW STAMP IMAGES from 

Crafty Sentiment

This lovely is called Quiet Time Jasmin. I personally love all the Jasmin (I think it is the curly hair that hooked me).

I colored the image with my Copics and Spectrum Noirs this time. The paper is from Echo Park and the sticker flourish & ribbon are from my stash. I had this circle sentiments from My Creative time I used too. Be sure to stop by the Inspirational Blog to check out all the fantastic images in this release.

Marker List
Orange-CR 8,10,11 (Spectrum Noirs)
Aqua-BG13,11,10 (Copics
Skin-E53,51,50, YR00
Hair- E 33,31,21,42

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Stamp and Create-Spring is Coming
Brown Sugar-Anything goes
Pretty Little Ribbon-Anything goes w/Ribbon
Crafty Ribbon-Anything goes w/Ribbon
Catered Crop-Polka Dots
Inspired Me Fridays-Anything Goes

Friday, February 8, 2013

Crafty Sentiments-New Release Stamps

It is time to showcase another fantastic stamp from the Newest Spring and Summer Release at 
Crafty Sentiment
This beauty is called Dancing Girl. I decided to pull out my flowery green colors. Funny how we are talking about Spring as a blizzard is on it way to New Jersey. 

Colored the image with my Copics as usual and add some old stash papers to create this Springy look.  Be sure to check out this great new release (8 new stamps in all).  

Cards by Lady Anne-Anything Goes
PapertakeWeekly-Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesdays-Anything Goes
Crafty Blogger's Network-Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes-Anything Goes

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Thursday

I think I am almost all caught up with my monthly DT work so I was able to squeeze in a challenge for the fun of it.  Alicia has decided to open her own digi shop called Alicia's Little Shop and also has a challenge link.  has decided to open up her own digi shop. I know of her art from Deviant Art and from her commissioned pieces for Simply Betty so I was super excited to see her venture out on her own.

I know that the whole polaroid thing is all the rage now so decided this one would look so cute with that. This polaroid cut out is actually from a digi I had on file which I cut the image in the middle out and then pop this fab image called, Photographer Digital Stamp into it and sponged it up a bit to make it look a bit aged.

The sentiment is from a stamp set I have (Karber set) and I used MME paper set for the card.

The image with colored with my Copics and I have been trying a new technique of shading with a charcoal pencil..what do you think?

Well hope you are all having a great day and be sure to stop back tomorrow...lots of new stuff going on here!

I will be entering this card into

Alicia's Challenge-use your favorite crafty favorite crafty items are my Copics and my pearls...I love flat back pearls and pretty much all MME papers.
MAWTT-Girls Only
Simply Create-Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inky Impressions Love Challenge

So sorry for the delay.  Don't you hate those days when you swear you preschedule your post only to go online and be wrong??? UUGGHHHH.

Anywoo, today challenge over at Inky Impressions is all about 


Today I decide to revisit one of the newest digital stamps and create a candy heart holder for him. I went with the classic Valentines colors and added some chipboard hearts and glittery stickers to some of the hearts. 

The heart was cut from my Cricut on the Tag, Boxes and bags cartridge.  I then colored the image with my Copics/Spectrum Noirs

Reds: R 27,29, R39 (Copics)
Green: Dg 2, 4 (spectrum Noirs)
Skin : Eo2, o1, oo, oooo

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations-Valentines
Kadoodles Creations-Valentines
Party Time Tuesdays-Love
Digital Tuesday-hearts
Fab & Funky-hearts
Creative creations Challenges-love

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes Challenge

Being the first challenge of the month we are back with our favorite for most crafters, Anything Goes, here at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges. 

Today I decided to mix it up and NOT do a card. After awhile of doing the same thing, I get a bit bored so to keep my MOJO flowing I like to spice it up.

This is a 6x6 canvas frame I received in a prize package. I then stamped this gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps, The Moth, on my Crafters Companion paper with some Versamark and added embossing powders and heat embossed it. 

Then I used some spritz to create the paper. I mounted it onto my canvas with Mod Podge and create a border with MME papers

Added bling, flowers and the beautiful die cut butterflies by CC Designs and my art piece was done.

Hope you enjoyed this non card creation.

Have a great day and can not wait to see your lovely creations in our challenge.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Monday

Hello Everyone. It is my weekly post time her for Loves Rubberstamps. Today I decide to make a gift card holder.  I created the pocket/tag via my Tags Boxes and Bags Cartridge from my Cricut. I used MME paper to decorate it.

Today I have used one of the new Christmas theme release stamps from CC Designs Sweet November line. Since the character is just using a present it is very versatile to use for Birthdays through the year.

Colored the image with my Copics and cut out the image and used a sentiment set I have to add a tiny tag.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go check out the shop. Laura has been adding TONS of new stuff.

Have a great week.

Inspire me Fridays-Anything goes
ABC Challenge-Going Dotty
Crafty Creations-Anything But a Card
Inkspirational-Anything Goes

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Celebrate the New

Welcome to this Weeks Sentimental Sundays Challenge

This week's challenge is:
Celebrating the "NEW"
(plus a sentiment)
We want to see creations that celebrates new jobs, new baby, new ride, new wife....etc.
We DO NOT want to see birthday cards.  Remember, if your card does not follow the theme, it will be deleted without notice.
This week's Sponsor is:
Milk Coffee
Donating: 3 images, winners choice
MilkCoffee Challenge Blog

Today I used a image by Kenny K to celebrate my friend's new job promotion to Vice-President at her office. 

Colored the image with my Copics and used MME Lost and Found paper set for some paper piecing.  

Blonde: Y11,15,19
Skin: E02,E01, E00,E000

Friday, February 1, 2013

Miss You Love You Digi Bells Hop

It is time for the monthly blog hop at The Digi Bells Design Team to present the latest adorable addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery. I am super excited that the lovely team allowed the past GDT to stay on to celebrate this latest release. 

Please welcome ** Miss You. Love You.**to our little family of Elisabeth Bell Digi's. You should have gotten her from the lovely Rose blog.  

I colored this image with my Copics and used some lovely papers from MME.  I also added some Wild Orchid flowers and the butterfly die is from CC designs.  

Now hop along to see the lovely creation by Mary Lou. Also remember to comment along the way for a chance to win this adorable image.