Friday, March 21, 2014

Fairy Bear -- YNS Fun Friday

Hi Everyone!!
Happy Friday to YOU!!!
I have a sweet image for you today
from the YNS digital line of stamps!!

Here is the digi Fairy Bear with some little kitties.
It's such a cute image & a fave with the DT this month!!

I used the inspiration pic for my card... flowers, flowers, flowers!!
As always, you can use the inspiration pic or the sketch!!  :) :) 

On a personal note,  I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU
to all of my bloggy friends who have sent me emails and 
messages asking me how I am doing!!  It means so 
much to me and I cannot thank you all enough!!
I hope to pop around to see all of you soon, 
and I think this week is looking like 
a good week to do some blog 
hopping before I take my 
 break.  My last day 
is next week so 
I need to get 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Blue Patch Puppy -- All Dressed Up

Hi Everyone!!
I have made a card
for my younger daughter 
and she just LOVES blue on 
everything!!  So, she of course
wanted a blue patch puppy on her 
card instead of a brown or tan one... :) 

The new challenge over on the All Dressed 
Up blog is "USE A BUTTON" so that is what I did...
I used 3 buttons in a sewing themed card along with 
coloring a BLUE patch puppy which she happily named, 
"BLUEBERRY" :)  My final card for ADU and it's a silly one!!

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog 
to join in with the "Use a Button" challenge.  :) :) 
Just remember, that you need to use an image from 
the All Dressed Up etsy shop or one of the FREEBIES.  
I hope that you have a wonderful & relaxing weekend!! xo

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Time to Share -- All Dressed Up -- New Images

This post is 4 hours late
because I haven't had internet
service for the past 16 hours...!!
There are some sweet new images
up on the All Dressed Up blog today!!

Here is "A Time to Share" and there are 3 other
super sweet and gorgeous images that you will LOVE!!

I printed them out teeny tiny & 
colored them up like my 2 little girls. 
I added them to this A2 pop-up card base.  
The current challenge on the ADU challenge
blog is "Clean and Simple" ~~ you can play along
with any of the All Dressed Up images or a freebie.  

Here are the new images:

Looking Gorgeous

We Make a Good Team

I hope you all have a fabulous 
and relaxing weekend!! xo

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tinker Bell -- Exciting News !!

This is my 2nd post of the day... Please scroll down or CLICK HERE for the YNS Blog Hop
For my new March Blog Candy, Blog Candy, Yum Yum Yum CLICK HERE

Hi Everyone!!
I have a post full
of really exciting news
for you today!!  So let's get
started... 1st up -I have been
asked to stay on with the ladies
over @ Kraftin' Kimmie stamps!!
In January, I was the guest designer
& now I am one of the KRAFTY GIRLS!!
March will be a month full of new stamps
& designs featuring their fabulous characters!!

Exciting news #2:
Alyce from Kit and Clowder will be doing a LIVE COLOUR ALONG 
online on March 29th and she’ll be using the HANNAH HEARTS stamp set
 by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! So if you’d like to join this fabulously fun and FREE 
feature next month, be sure to scoop up Hannah who just happens to be ON SALE 20% 
OFF right now!!! Be sure to order her right away so that she has time to arrive in your mail!! 

Exciting news #3:
You have 2 chances to WIN
at the challenge blog this week if
you play along with Kraftin' Kimmie
and the Kit & Clowder challenges!!
You will need to use a Kraftin'
Kimmie image, of course!!
Come join the fun!!

Here is Tinker Bell and she fits both of the challenges for this week!!
On the Kraftin' Kimmie blog, Sheri has asked us to use flowers 
and at the Kit & Clowder blog, Alyce has requested that 
we use a character with wings.  Your wish is my 
command, ladies!!!  Let me just grab my 
huge bag of pixie dust!!  Ok, we 
are good to go!!  :) :) :)

Since our challenges this week are flowers & wings,
enjoy savings on fairies, pixies, sprites & flowers
in the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp shop of 25-50%!!
You can find more details in the shop HERE.
I'm FINALLY back to regular visiting, so
I'll be seeing all of you very shortly!!
As always, I love when you pop
by and visit me!! I always like
to return the favor!!  :) :)
See you soon!!  xo

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Challenges & Candies: Spring Around the Corner
Creative Corner Challenges: Greeeeeeeeeeen
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Docerela Creations: #56 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #220 Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Craftitude: #59Anything Goes
Jellypark:  Things w: Wings
Jo's Scrap Shack: Florals

Floating -- YNS March Digi Blog Hop !!

Ahhhhhhh!!  I don't know about
you, but I have been looking forward 
to the weekend & some time to breathe!!
Welcome to the March YNS Blog Hop Digital Release!
We are so happy to have you join us this month, 
we have 9 brand new exclusive digital images 
from Penny & Laurence of Omnia Designs!!
This month the hop begins on Bonnie's Blog 
and we are giving away some fab digis to the
winners of our random draw for comments
on the hop!!  So, hop along to see my
These spring images are so
I can't even pick
a FAVE!!  :)

My card features the super sweet, "Floating Down the River" and I just loooooove this one!!
I wrote to Karen in January or February and asked her if we would be getting this image 
soon for the spring release!!  When I saw it in the March line up, I was so happy!!
I am not a cat person, but I am obsessed with images that have an umbrella,
(yes, I probably need therapy of some kind...!?!??) so this little duo was 
a must have image for this month!!   The little frog is so adorable!!
Ok, so I have never colored a cat before and I have to say that 
I am pretty darn pleased with how the fur turned out!! :)
Hopefully, you have been hopping along, but if not
make sure to check out the AMAZING new
super sweet and cute digital stamps
that we have for you this month!
I bet that you won't be able 
to pick a FAVE!!  ;)
 Just like last month, we have a super FABULOUS digi stamp
promo happening in the digi portion of the YNS store!! :)
It's time to stock up on the new releases as well as some
of the other spring stamps from last month!!  :) :) 
Happy Hopping & Happy DIGI Shopping!!
*Winners will be posted to the YNS blog*

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Challenges & Candies: Spring Around the Corner
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Docerela Creations: #56 Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet: #77 Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Craftitude: #59Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Simple Thanks -- Color Throwdown Guest Designer for February


Happy Wednesday!!
Hope you are all doing well!!
Today is my last day as a guest for the Color
Throwdown!!  We have some really warm colors
for you this week and they made me SWEAT!!! hahaha!!
Ok, I'm not really joking here... these colors stressed me out!!
But, I gave it a go and came up with a very simple card of Thanks.

I used some of Mona Pendleton's Contemporary Roses stamps for the base
of my card stamped in the 2 colors: Tangerine Tango & So Saffron.
Then I added the lil inker cutting plate over the top of them.
Layered with a black card stock piece and then used the
Taylored Expressions "band-it" die to finish is off!!
Where's the character, you might be thinking??
Well, I had a little mishap and was only 
using one eye to create this card...!!
Let's just say that it's lucky that
I got a card finished for 
the challenge at all!!

Here are the colors for this week's challenge!! 
I have had a really strange week with a run of bad 
luck so I'm not even going to promise when I will be
around to go visiting...  It seems that every time I open 
my mouth lately, I have utterly jinxed myself!!  :( Do you 
ever have weeks like that..!?   So, I hope to see you all soon!!

Let's go see what the other
Color Throwdown ladies have today...
Wanda Cullen 

I had the pleasure of meeting Broni from the Color Throwdown
at a copic workshop this past weekend about 30 minutes from my home!!
She was a delight to chat with & I was so surprised how close we live to each other!!
Thank you to all of the Color Throwdown ladies for having me as a guestie this month!!
I really did have tons of fun with them and color challenges are my absolute favorites!!  :) :) 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tobi with Pinwheel -- YNS Fun Friday


Hi Everyone!!
Happy Friday to YOU!!!
I have a sweet image for you today
from the YNS digital line of stamps!!

Here is Tobi with Pinwheel & she is just too cute!!
Remember the HUGE snowfall that we got last week?
Today was nearly 80 degrees outside!!  What a difference!!
Yesterday I re-posted my blog candy winners from the mini candy
and posted a new linky tool for this month's candy!!  You can see it HERE.

For the YNS challenges, you can either use the sketch or the inspiration pic.

I used the inspiration pic this week for my card!!
My inspiration was from all of the textures and the busy 
look of the pic.  It reminded me of the pinwheels on the paper!!

I hope that you have a really nice and relaxing weekend planned!! 
My goal is to really enjoy this weekend, because things are going to get
really busy for me again quite soon!! I have joined another design team &
a larger workload is coming in March.  This next week will be my last "hurrah"!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz: #12 Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Milk Coffee: Girly Challenge

Take care and I will see you soon for visiting!!
My newest candy is right HERE  :) :)  xo

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blog Candy -- Blog Candy -- Yum, Yum, Yum !!

(Please scroll down for the previous winners or click HERE)
Hi Everyone!! Welcome and welcome back!! 
I am celebrating this month with some yummy blog candy
for my blog friends -- new and current followers!!  :) :) 

Here is a photo gallery of my latest makes:
(if you click on the pics, you can see them larger)

If you see something that inspires you, I would
love to have you join me here as a new blog buddy!!
I don't have a specific style, but I use a lot of bright colors!!

Here are the details for my candy:
This month's prize is going to be 100% digital!
You can choose:  digi stamps, digi papers, cut files,
whatever digital crafting supplies that you would like!! 
You can pick your prizes from many companies or just one!!
I will be giving away a prize worth $35.00 to your fave shops!!

1. If you have a blog, please post my blog badge to your sidebar
 and link back to this candy post until March 20th, 2014
2. Become a follower with Google on the sidebar!! 
3. Leave your name using the linky below!!  :) 
That's it ~~ 3 easy steps!! 

You need to be a follower of my blog w/ google to win, 
but if you don't have a blog that's ok.
:) :) :) :) :) :)
Click on the "Blog Friends" section of my blog and the BLUE "Join this site" button. 

If you have any questions, just let me know!!
I hope to make some new bloggy friends over the next few weeks!!
Thank you so much!! Good luck!!

Link up right here