Friday, April 29, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and 2 Sisters challenge

This card is entered at where the theme was sensational circles.

also over at where we were to use the photo provided for inspiration.

The digi image comes from and please forgive me I do not recall from what artist.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

challenges times 5, Easter Theme.

The challenge use die cuts and or punches.

The challange over a Easter theme

The challange use Pretty punches.

The challenge over at Easter theme

The challenge Easter theme

The image comes from my apologies to the artist as I do not recall what site specifically.

Mojo Monday 187, cupcake craft, a spoon full of sugar

The challenge at Mojo was to use the sketch provided.

The challenge at Cupcake was lots of layers,

The challenge at a spoon full of sugar was let's celebrate.

The card paper comes from DCWV linen closet stack, the rubber stamp flower is enhanced with stickles.

Something about this card I just love. I was kind of thinking wedding card.

Totally stampalicious, Mel jens designs, the Pixie cottage

The challenge at was to use the sketch provided.

The challenge at was to make your card Masculine.

The challenge at was clean and simple.

The digi stamp is from Mel Jens what is more Masculine than the word Hero and the colors I feel are Masculine.

challenges times 4

The challenge at was to use the image on the Foever Young Circut cart.

The challenge over at was emboss it.

The challenge at was no text

and Finally the challenge over at was Rain / water

The card base was done with the cuttlebug folder and the the side was was also done with cuttlebug and enhanced with ink and then embellished with viva decor and stickels. The image of course is from cricut and highlighted with a silver pen. A simple card that could be for get well or congrads on a baby / bridal shower.

Polly Craft Challenge blog.

The challenge was to use the sketch provided and the theme was Vintage. The paper comes from the Club Ruby Designers kit from last October. The kit was Halloween themed but this seems to fit perfectly. Some distressing, some sanding, some crinkeling and some ink highlight I feel vintage was acheived.

Crazy challenge and Party time Tuesdays challenge

The challenge over at Crazy challenge was Friendship. I used the Bible Ecclesiates 4:9-10 That expresses friendship so exquistly. ttp://

It is an 8 x 8 layout was was used from where the challenge was to use the sketch provided.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge #19 and Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge

the challenge at was use the simply charmed cart and specifically the fish on Page 41. I don't have that cart so I found the next cutest fish. This come from the Disney Princess cart. Of course it is Flounder from the Little Mermaid, one of my all time favorites.

It is also entered at where the challenge was to create a card for a child.

M.A.G. challenge by the page

The challenge was to use the overall cut from page 68 of the Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut cut. This had be stumped for quite some time. I decided to work on an 8 x 10 layout that would fit perfectly in an 8 x 10 frame.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Paper Play Challenges and Sketch and Stash challenge

First off the image was a freebie at Broken Box Designs and can be found here

The Paper Play Challenge week 11 was to use the photo as inspiration

This card is also entered in Sketch and stash and it was to use the sketch provided.

The paper of course was DCWV

Circuit Holiday Challenge

The challenge was to show us your Disney. I used the Disney Pixar Toy story cart to make these puppets for my niece Emma. Complete with google eyes.

My creative time throwback Thursday challenge #184

The challenge was to use any Lite cart or older cart. I really dug deep into some of the carts I have had a while
The photo mats and book come from Graphically Speaking, the Music notes come from Gypsy wanderings and Designers calendar and the lettering come from Plantin School book. This page too some time but was so worth it

Dutch Dare-Card Challenge # 108

This was a triangle fold card. Fairly simple but gets rave reviews.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Challenges MelJen Designs and Daring card makers

The image come from my apologies to the artist as I do not recall specifically what site. The paper of course is from DCWV.
Funny story.... I was shopping at JoAnn's over the weekend and the paper by the sheet that is usually 59c or 69c was on sale for 5 sheets for 95c. I bought a couple sheets of the coordination paper that has the colored core for sanding, tearing and embossing. Can't wait to play with that. But the funny part is out of the 11 sheets of printed paper I picked out turned out to be DCWV when the turned them over to ring me out. I guess I know what I like and am faithful to DCWV without even trying.

this card is entered at where the challenge was Spring or Easter inspired cards.

and also at where the challenge was 3 colors, 2 patterned paper and 1 bow.


Challenges Creativeinspirations, Magnolia Stamp Lovers and stampinfortheweekend

The Challenge was to use pearls. Well since I don't have any pearls that I could put on this card I used the Ranger Liquid pearls and the Viva Decor Pearl pen. The image comes from and was offered my Meljens Designs. I missed the deadline for the Pearls challenge so I am entering this card at the following blog challenges. I also would like to give credit for the design sketch that was at ( also missed this deadline)

this card is entered at where the theme was Easter
It is also entered at the theme again was Easter and the Hope in the lower right is a rubber stamp from my stash.
It is also entered at where the theme was Easter.
It is also entered at the theme was thoughts of spring or Easter.
And lastly is also entered at where the theme again was Easter. ( opps missed this deadline)

One year

It has been just over a year since I started this blog. It flew by and I am up to 6 followers. Thank you all for your support in the past year and I look forward to keeping this blog for many years to come.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Totally stampalicious Blog Challenge Cute card Thurday challenge, and Paperplaytime challenge

the image comes from

The challenge was really no challenge at all as it was anything goes... I went wild with my Cuttlebug which was covered in dust. I forgot how much I enjoyed this tool.

this card is also entered at The theme was weather inspired and who does not love a sunny day.

and Lastly is entered at where the theme again was Weather.

Scrapbook it Blog challenge

The challenge at was to use the sketch provided. Because my page was a boy page I could not bring myself to use the swirls, so I replaced them with stars. I love the way it came out. So may papers took a long time to coordinate. But it was worth it.

Polly craft challenge blog #88

the challenge at was anything to do with Easter. The image comes from although I do not recall what site specifically. (my apologies to the artist) The Lily's were done with via decor glitter pen and ranger glitter. The paper is DCWV luxury stack and the rubber stamp sentiment is from my stash. I inked the edge of the image and used the same color ink on the sentiment. The image is also pop dotted.

this card was also entered in

Club Ruby Designers Challenge CRD004 Belli Blog Challenge #115

The challenge was to follow the sketch provided. I did just that and cut the middle out and use a digi stamp from although I do no recall what the exact site was. I just loved this image because is this not how we all feel after a good meal.

This card is also entered over at where the theme was bunnies / Easter. I dug deep into my paper stash and the plaid paper comes from a very old Creative Memories paper pack. Not sure what I was saving it for. So project at some point inspired me to by this paper and then the project was quickly forgotten. I also have been so side tracked with digi stamps that I have not had ink on my fingers in some time so I decided to drag out the ink pads and use a variety to ink the edge of my card where the paper was not quite large enough.

Challenge Mojo Monday 186

The challenge was to use the sketch provide. I am very please with the way this card came out. I have found myself getting sucked into the world of digi stamps. This sentiment came from I apologize that I do not recall exactly what site. I promise to be more diligent in the future. The gift is a rubber stamp from my stash.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Emma's Entry Everyday Cricut

Every day Cricut entry for Emma age 7. My frist entry into a blog. The challenge was show off your Disney.

Friday, April 15, 2011 challenge

the challenge over at was to use the sketch provided.
Here was my take. I used Easter egg shape instead of the stars and bits of ribbon on the left of the image. The image was a download from Please forgive me I do not recall what site particular. I think I need to come up with a better system.

Jittbuggin Challenge


The challenge was to use the sketch provided. Use a Cricut cut, had to be a card, had to be Easter related.

This is a 6 x 6 card with plenty of items from my stash.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crafty catz weekly Challenge

The challenge was
Now onto ths week's challenge
it is my turn Dianne and the theme is 'EMBOSSING'
So i would like to see this included on your creations

I did this scrap page last weekend on a scrap retreat. The gecko was cut from a cricut cart and then embossed with the cuttlebug folder.

crazy challenge blogspot

The layout comes from
It was to use the sketch provided. I just realized I did not get my entry in on time. Hate when that happens. Anyway, I decided to enter it into The theme was Easter. The sentiment came from but I can not seem to recall exactly which site, My apologies.

Daring card makers challenge

This was the challenge.
Draw a Bird Day
Did you know that April 8th is officially draw a bird day? Me neither until I was stuck for a dare and looked up the significance of April 8th. So let's give it a go!
Draw a bird
If you really can't face drawing your own bird then I will allow stamped or paper pieced birds as well.

This was my Paper Pieced bird using the oval cutting system from Creative Memories and the Heart punch.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

challenge at Broken Box Stock

The challenge was to use the free Digi image to create a project.
this was my take. Sometime minimal can be very nice and effective. I did the image in colored pencils used the creative Memories oval cutting systems and enhanced the design with some ranger Liquid pearls.

General Updates

So all the hard work to get ready for the mission market proved a little less profitable that I had hoped. I have plenty of left overs for the next fundraiser. My next fundraiser will be sometime in May for the American Cancer Society's relay for life. While Rebbecca was home dog /house sitting getting ready for the missions market I was off on a Creative Memories scrap retreat. I was not as productive as I had hoped do to the fact that there was not a lot of space to spread out. On the upside the venue was awesome and the food spectacular.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Emma Rocks !

In putting this poster for the Fund raiser this weekend, Emma cut my time in half. I fast as the Circut was cutting out the letter Em was gluing them together and then on the board. We were done in no time. I used a Pack pack from K & Company that I was not especially fond of but The bold prints worked excellent for this application.
I give Emma and I an A+

The only thing I have left to do is List the items that are going to be for sale under the word Menu. I plan on doing it in the Laser printer on standard paper and use removable adhesive. Therefore enabling me to to use it year after year. I will sure and let you know how well we do.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Belli Challange # 114

The challenge was Think Seamtress. This was my take.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 110

The latest challenge over at