Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I was super excited when I was asked by Your Next Stamp to be a Guest Designer for May.  Today was the big annoucement for this month and here is my first creation I did for them.

I used a bright and fun paper from Echo Park and of course decided to paper piece up this adorable image.  I then colored it with my Copics.  This cutie is called Birthday Surprise Fiona 

Hope this one brings a smile to your face.  

Loves Rubberstamps-April Showers

Welcome to another challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.  

The theme for this week is:
 April Showers 
think baby shower, rain showers, bridal showers etc 

This week we are being sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and Eureka Stamps as well as the fabulous GC for the store. 

I used on of the adorable images from Crafter's Companion SWALK collection. I colored the image with my Copics and used papers from MME 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

It is a rainy Monday morning here but I am trying to get myself motivated for the day.  It is my turn for my Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps. One cup #2 of coffee already.

Today I am showcasing an oldie but goody stamp from CC Designs called Lula Big Heart. I am loving the aqua/teal blue with yellow combo. This paper is from my stash that I had forever but I think it is DCVW.  The paper is very sparkly in person which is why I keep the embellishments to a minimum.

I colored the image with my Copics.  

Copic Recipe:

Hair: E59,57,37,35 
Skin: E11,E00,E000, R20
Blues: B05,04,02,000
Beige: E43,42,
Orange: YR14

I used a sentiment stamp by My Craft Spot in the center of the card and the flowers are from my Prima stash.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Altered Canvas

Welcome to another fantastic Sunday challenge here for Sentimental Sundays. 

This one may be a challenge for some of you so hope you enjoy getting out of your comfort zone ,

This week challenge is 

Mixed Media Canvas/Portrait

Our wonderful sponsor this week is ..


I decided to do this on a wooden plaque I had lying around.  I colored the image with my Copics and then use Mod Podge to glue it to the wooden plaque. I then added stickles, gems and a rub-on quote from my stash. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Inky Impressions Get Well Soon

Here is to my final inspiration for Inky Impressions. It has been a great four months and I have really enjoyed my stay.

Today I used the image, Nurse Lili. I used some scraps of MME paper I had to make this one.  I paper pieced her dress and used my Cricut cart to make the background.  I colored the image with my Copics too.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mo Manning A Little Birdie

When I saw that Mo Manning Digital Team was having a DT Call, I decided to throw my hat into the challenge. I have always adore Mo's images, digital or stamped, and would love to play with all of them on a regular basis.  Today I am using an image called A Little Birdie Told Me .

I colored the image with my Copics. My recipe is :

Hair: C7,5,3,2,1
Skin: E15,13,11,R32
Shirt: B18,14,12
Wood on frame : E59,57
Bird: E74,71,70
Yellow Light: Y19,17,15,11

The paper is from my vast MME collection and though not traditional girly colors I do love how it all came together.

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Crafting by Design-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters-Anyting Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network-Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge-Animal Friends
Sparkle and Sprinkle-Use a Digi 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SOG Monthly Sketch

I have recently added to my SOG collection and decided to participate in this month's sketch challenge. The month is soon coming to an end so I better get this card up.
Now this is really some clearing of my stash since I have had these papers in my collection from CTMH for about 3-4 years...LOL! 

I decided to use the technique that I saw on Rosie blog about making your own plaid outfit. A bit tricky then I thought since I do not have the steadiest of hands but happy about it overall. Made the flower from my stash of Mulberry paper and the MFT rolled flower die I have and charm is from my stash. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenge:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Great Outdoors

This week's challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge is:

The Great Outdoors

Create an outdoor scene or use things that grow in the great outdoors - Flowers, Wildlife, Trees, Plants, etc!

For this card I decided to use the Whimsy Stamps-Sunset Rose. I did paper piecing and sponged the colors on the background to get the effect of a setting sun.  The Sentiment stamps is also from Whimsy Stamps as well.

The paper is from MME.

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

Elphine House-Pearls and Lace
Creative Moments-Spring'
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Weather With You

I will also be using this card as my entry for the the GDT post for Whimsy Stamps. I love all the variety and the fantastic artists that Whimsy has and would love to be a guest DT for a month.   I believe that I can do a steller job with these fantastic images and love to promote them as much as possible.

Crafty Sentiments Monochromatic

It has been a fantastic six month here at Crafty Sentiments but today my term comes to an end.  I want to thank all the lovely team member for this fantastic opportunity.  

Today our challenge is:


and the fabulous prize is 

Today I used the image, Gipsy Heart.  I was in a "Rosy" mood as you can see.

I colored the image with my Copics and all the embellishments are from my stash. 

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirations

Welcome back everyone to my blog. It is Monday morning so that means it is time to start off the weekly with my Loves Rubberstamps Inspirations.  I am in a bit of a rush to get this done this morning. My youngest has her class trip to the aquarium and I am going along as a chaperone.

Today I am featuring another adorable image from MFT-Pure Innocence line called CuteAtude. Isn't she adorable.  

The paper is from MME collection and I colored the image with my Copics. 

Copic Recipe:

Skin: E15,13,11
Hair: E49.47,44
Dress: BG13,11,10
Shadowed with E43

I will also be entering this one into MFT Weekly Wednesday Sketch.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Final Simply Steampunk Challenges Guest DT Post

My monthly Guest DT time is up over at Simply Steampunk Challenges.  It has been a blast being a guest this month but it will not be the last of me they see over there.

Today I just decided to do a cover for a book I had.  I am trying to be better about keeping a Copic List book of different combo I like so I do not have to reinvent the wheel each time.

This is also the first time I managed to figure out how to merge two digital images together!!!! Yeah for me.
I know I am bit behind the times but I am very excited about this.

The image is called Gwendolyn.  The digital in the background is Simply Betty House of Usher Digi. I put them together and this is what I got.  What do you think?  This took sooo many colors I am did not right them down.  PS. the stars I used Crystal Stickles for. I like that effect and it is prettier in person.

Have a great day everyone and THANK YOU AGAIN to SIMPLY STEAMPUNK for allowing me to be a Guest DT.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Inky Impressions Challenge-Dies & Punches

Now onto this weeks challenge at Inky Impressions, we would like to see you using your

Punches and/or Die cuts

This weeks winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in our online store, and each of the top 3 will win a free digi.

You may enter any project that follows this theme.  We would love to see you using an Inky image or sentiment, but you don't have to.  

Today I used the image called Lili's Chalkboard.  The pink pearls are also from the collection at the store. 

This will be my final challenge for the Inky Impressions DT.  I will still be back for one more Inspirational Post before my terms ends this month. Be sure to check out the DT call they are having in order to be a part of the newest social media DT. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Colors of Spring

Welcome back to another challenge day here at Loves Rubberstamps.  Today our theme is

Spring Colors 

Today I decided to use a  newly Bildmalarna stamp. The paper is from MME and I add embellishments from my stash.  

The image is colored with my Copics:

Hair: E19,18,15,07
Skin: E11,E00,E000,R11
Green on dress: G02,G00
Yellow: Y15,13,11
Heart: RV04,02

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Karber Challenge Card

Karber Challenge is having a fantastic giveaway on her challenge blog so I decided to get my self ready to create a card to be in the chance for winning.

This is actually a Karber Stamp set I have in my collection.  I cut the shape of the card with my Cricut in the Art Philosophy cart. The paper is from Prima collection I bought..think it is called Believe.

Colored the image with my Copics and use flash and wood veneers from my stash. The butterfly is from my CC Design die cut. 

I will be entering this into the following challenges: 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Inky Impressions New Release

It is the 15th of the Month so it is time to show off the newest images being released over at Inky Impressions. We have a great selection of Images and Sentiments coming out this month so please be sure to check them all out.

Today I decided to use the image Summer Fun Owl.  

I colored the image with my Copics.  The paper is from MME-Sweater Weather Stack.  Again I used my Veneers wood and the sky is just sponged on.  

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

1) Gingerloft-Anything Goes
2) Desert Island-Use Dots/Stripes, No Flowers, Use Red.
3) Love to Create-For the Guys
4) Digital Tuesday-Boys

LRS Monday Inspiration with the Greeting Farm

Happy Monday Everyone. It is time for my Loves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspirations.

Today I decided to get out some of my Greeting Farm Stamps and ink up this little beauty called, Do Si Do Anya

The paper is from the Lovely Authenique Paper Pad (really love these colors).  I actually fussy cut her out and added her to the circle and paper pieced her dress and hair bow.  The flowers are from Michaels and the tag is from the MFT notched tag die set.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

No Matter Which-Color Challenge
Whimsy Inspirations-Pretty in Pink
Electric Ellapu-Put a Tag on it
Cupcake Craft-Cute and Cuddly
Pink Elephant Monday Challenge-Paper Piecing
Splendid Stamping-Greeting Farm/Retro Fresh (Polka Dots)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Spread the Love Card

I am back again! Have a bunch of cards to add this week and figured  I better get to it. 

Not too long ago I discovered a newer stamp company called Yumi and Fumi Handmade and just love their images.  These are some of the sweetest DT members (since some are now my bloggy friends) and I know how hard it is to try to get your product out there at times. 

This month they have a special called Spread the Love and another AMAZING giveaway so be sure to enter into the challenge.  It is ANYTHING GOES WITH A YUMI & FUMI STAMP. 

I was in a boy crafting moods decided to ink this up and color away.  This image is called AJ . I had this various papers in my stash for awhile so it was nice to use them up. The green paper is from Stampin Up and the ribbon was in my stash as well as the brads and the stickers. I recently got some wood veneers at Michaels so decided to throw these in. 

Colored this image with my Copics:
Blues: B18,14,12 (really one of my fav blue combos right now)
Hair/Lunchbox: C7,5,3,2,1
Skin: E21,23,E11,R11
Shirt: G12 and E37

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays-Tag Card

Happy Sunday Everyone.  Got to sleep in a bit today which was really needed after my Girl Scout Trip with my Brownies...I forgot how unforgiving sleeping on a sleeping bag on a hard floor and 13 excited 8 -9 years old girls with you can be.  

But I think it was a fun time for all and hope they enjoy their first overnight trip. The Philadelphia Zoo is fabulous if anyone wants to go visit. 

Anyway, the challenge over at Sentimental Sundays is 


Our sponsor this week is Dilly Beans Stamps who was generous enough to allow the DT to use one of her images for our projects. 

Here is my tag.  I cut the tag out on my Cricut but I forgot which cartridge I used.  Inked all the sides with CTMH ink, Pacifica.  There was a fabulous sale at Michaels the other day and bought this paper there and used Prima Flowers from my stash and a doily too.  I just recently got a bottle of liquid pearls to try and decided to try it out here....still have to figure out how to use it to it optimum potential but like the effect of it. 

Colored the Image with my Copics

Hair: 49,47,44
Skin: E21,23
Blue: B14,12 

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

Friday, April 12, 2013


Not sure if some of you guys are part of the ning community that the Some Odd Girl created but they have frequent mini challenges.  This week it was color on kraft...does not need to be full card just a colored image.

SOOO...hold onto your seats peeps...I created a Clean and Simple Card on Kraft.  I am soo happy with how it turned out that I decided to post it here too.

Well what do you think?  This is a stamp set called Romantic Gwen. Stamped with Memento Ink. Sentiment comes with the set. Add pearls in me stash and the ribbon is from my one of my DT members shop, Crafty City 

Copic Recipe is:  
Skin: YROO,YR000, E11, E01
Dress: V00, V04,06
Hair: E47,44,42
Shadow: E43

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Simply Steampunk Guest DT Day

Back again for another Guest Designing Day at Simply Steampunk Challenges.  Today I am showcasing another of the image from the Original Steampunk Series called Emma.

Again I decided to go with some of my favorite colors (big purple fan here). These papers are actually combined together from different companies. I got these metal corner filigree from an online facebook seller. Add the pearls and the mesh from my stash too. 

My Copic Recipe is:

Purples: BV04,02,00,0000
Beige: E43,42,40
Skin: E15,13,11
Hair: C7,5,3,2

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Hope everyone is having a great day.  I am off to pack my bags.  I will be enjoying an overnight trip with my Girl Scout Brownie Troop at the Philadelphia Zoo tomorrow.   

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-3D

This week's challenge for Loves Rubberstamps is:

                   Pop Your Image - 3D Style

We want to see you make your main image in 3D! Layer parts of your image by cutting pieces out and popping them up with pop dots, glue dots, or glue! You can pop up a few pieces or a lot! 

We have two great sponsors this week

We also have a TWO very special GUEST SPONSORS this week!

The winner will win 5 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from Eureka Stamps....AND

The winner will also win the Mr. Monkey & Mrs. Monkey stamps which you can see on the Design Team samples :) from All That Scraps!

Hope to see everyone fantastic creations over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week. 

Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Sports

It is time for another Crafty Sentimentals Challenge. This week our theme is 


Isn't this image from the New Release that cutest!  This image is called Billy Cricketeer with Widget. 

I colored the image with my Copics and used paper I had from a retired paper collection from CTMH called lucky. I used my Cricut to cut out the stars and some brads from my stash. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Greeting Farm Sketch Challenge

Had a little extra time to get some challenge cards done so I decided to enter the sketch challenge over at The Greeting Farm. I personally LOVEEE Sketch challenges since 

Used some hoarded MME paper I had in my stash. I then used the Flirty image and added some stickle to her dress.  I colored the image with my Copics and the flower is from Webster Pages.  I made the corner cut. with my Circut Art Philosophy Cart 

I will be entering this one into the:

Monday Inspiration for LRS

It is time to start the week of with my Monday Inspirations post for Loves Rubberstamps. Hope everyone is having a great week.  

Today I decided again to showcase a lovely image from MFT Pure Innocence line called Feeling Froggy

I colored the image with my Copics and the butterfly die is from the CC designs. 

My Copic Recipe:

Skin E11,E00,E000, R11
Hair: E33, E35, Y21
Shirt: YR24, Y19,Y11
Overalls: B93,95,97

The paper is from a retired paper stash I have from CTMH! Another score for clearing out my stash.
I will be entering this one into the following challenges too:

Marker Pop Challenge-Anything Goes
Lacy Shunshine-Anything Goes 
Little Miss Muffet Challenge-Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping-Color Inspirations

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Latest Release

Welcome to another great release day for Crafty Sentiments.  This fabulous image is perfect for all those golfing dads/men in our lives, Tobey Golfer.  

I used some paper from my Stash from CTMH and decided to do paper piecing again...love the way it enhances an image. I colored the image with my Copics.

So be sure to check out all the other great cards by my DT members.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Guest DT-Simply Steampunk Challenge

It is the 5th of the Month so it is time for the newest challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges.  Here is my Guest DT card for the challenge.
Today our theme is
"A Bit of Lace"
I used the image called Grace from the Originial Steampunk series. The paper is from DCVW-Once Upon a Time and the lace are flowers are from my stash.

I colored the image with my Copics and did a touch of sponging to distress it a bit.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Challenge Card with a SC Image

So I am almost caught up with my DT work so I decided to get some extra cards worked in. I made this card with a few challenges in mind.

I used the image Cupcake Ruby from Sparkle Creations. The paper is from MME and the doily I made on my Cricut with the Art Philosophy cart.  All the other embellishments are from Michaels Recollection series. 

I created with this for the following challenges:

Inky Impressions Challenge-For a kid.

Got to love it on my blog huh. It is like feast or famine. I am back again for another challenge card for Inky Impressions.  This week our challenge is 

For the Kids.

We are asking you to make a card for a child.  Now I have been prepping some boy cards (which I am still learning to master) and picked out this cutie called Christopher Fishing.

The paper is from a retired stash of paper I had from CTMH. It feels so good to be using up my stash in these cards. I colored the image with my Copics. The buttons are from my stash as well.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes
There She goes-Masculine
Vickie's Challenge-Anything Goes
City Crafter's Challenge-Pearls I used


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-ANYTHING GOES

Time for your favorite challenge of the month from Loves Rubberstamps. This week is 


Can you just see the joy in my card for it!  This stamp is from the Stamping Bella in the Mo Manning line called Cutting the Rug.  Loves Rubberstamps has a great selection of Stamping Bella include some of the newest releases so be sure to stop by.  The paper is from the Authenique Lovely Line.  All the other embellishments are from my stash except for the lovely flair my bloggy friend, Jennifer, sent to me (thank you hun!).

I colored the image with my Copics but have to admit I forgot to right down my recipe for it.

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

A Little Bit Crafty-Anything goes (let's support their 1st challenge-WELCOME)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Girly
Mema's Crafts-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show-Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Pencil-"E" is for "enjoying"
Southern Girls Challenge-Kids are alright

Monday, April 1, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

Happy Monday!  It is a beautiful day here in Jersey and I have opened all the windows and thrown the kids and dogs out in the backyard....Oh how I love Spring. Monday also means it is time for my Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post.  If you had no had a chance already, be sure to Hop along with out Sensational Sundays Team for a chance at a great prize.

Today I decided to dive into my Stamping Bella Collection and use one of my favorite Bella stamps, Expectabella.

I got this paper pad from Echo Park, Springtime, that I decided to use.  The pearls are from my stash. I did a combo of paper piecing and coloring.

Copic Combo

Skin: E11,13,15
Shirt: V12,15,17
Hair: C7,5,3,2

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone-Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge-Paper Piecing
Polka Doodles-Paper Piecing
Creative Corner-Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle-babies