Monday, April 25, 2011

May Flowers~Daisy Doodles Challenge

This time of year always brings to mind happiness, sunshine and flowers!! 
I love the beautiful weather and the flowers starting to bloom!!
Which brings me to this fortnights challenge from Daisy Doodles!!
~May Flowers~
anything to do with flowers and/or Mother's Day!!

Here is my sample using Spring Mouse!!

I used my long ago favorite Bella Paper from Close To My Heart along with the stamped saying.

all paper by Close To My Heart, Fiskars Border Punch and Martha Stewart punches. 

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles: Anything Goes 
Prairie Fairy Fridays: April Showers bring May Flowers
Digital Tuesday: Pretty Punches

now, share your creation on Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog!!

Magical Monday~Multi Fold Card

This weeks challenge at "There's Magic in the Air" is to make a Magical Fold Card.
there are multiple links on the challenge blog bringing you to many different tutorials.
How awesome is that. I had a ton of fun viewing of the different cards that can be made was hard to choose.
But, I eventually went with:

Happy Anniversary stamp: Close To My Heart
Tree and clouds: Cricut Cartridge "April Showers"
Punch: Martha Stewart
Pattern Paper: Close To My Heart
Prismacolor Pencils
Now create your fun "magical" fold card and post it to the Challenge Blog!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter and Design Team NEWS!!

Woohooo!! Just found out that starting May 4th I will be part of:

A new challenge blog!! Check in on May 4th, and get started in the fun!!
I can't wait to get started and I hope to see you there =0)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Freddy Hanging Out~ Happy Spring

Well I was hopeful for a couple of days that Spring was FINALLY here...but we are still getting some dreary days here. Well, I know it has to come eventually ....right =0)

Well, I am celebrating the hopes of it coming with my buddy Freddy!! I love the Freddy series from Daisy Digi Doodles!!  He really is a lot of fun to color and make scene's with.
If you haven't visited to store you really should!!

so here he is, enjoying the fresh air, relaxing on his swing....along with his Butterfly friend.

a bit of a different view of the handmade/stamped flower using the Springin' up Stamp set from Close To My Heart. Gives you cutting lines and even a video on how to make this 3d flower....

I have been getting adventurous with my Cricut lately...I figure, I really should try to use it more often since my Hubby went out of his way to actual get something I was interested in for my 40th bday....I won't say how long ago, HA!! Anyway, that is where the little butterfly came from . They have great sales on certain cartridges, this one happens to be from "April Showers" .....So I am hoping now that it is out on my desk without anything in front of it to keep me from pulling it out...I can play more.

Here are the challenges I have entered him in:

CASE Study # 36
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #99  Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays: April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Digital Tuesday: Use something Digi and Pretty Punches
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Springtime

Thanks for taking a peak!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hope for Japan Artwork

Finally I got to create a card using the "Hope for Japan" stamp set. 
All proceeds from this $5 stamp set go directly to benefit those less fortunate in Japan. 
Close To My Heart is so giving in this way I couldn't imagine being with any other company!!

Well, I could babble on forever =0) 
Here is my card:


you can still order some of these stamp sets....they also make great gifts....available until April 30th!!

this card is in the Donation basket I made up for a dear friend of mine whom is raising money for the Mother's Day Walk in Philadelphia for the Cure. 

It is hard to tell what is in this but, there is an 8x8 CTMH Fabric Album, 8x8 page protectors, journaling blocks, ready made 8x8 pages a CTMH Idea Book all sitting inside a photo storage box.  I really hope someone bids on it =0) 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Magical Monday ~ Color Challenge and a FREEBIE

This week at There's Magic in the Air challenge blog, we challenge you to use
use a combo of bright and cheery colors: Green, Yellow and Orange!
We got to use the adorable FREEBIE, that you can get to, just visit the challenge blog.
Here is my card:
I tried to do the "clean look" for the first time....very hard for me, I usually add and add until I can't add anymore. 

Papers used on this card are from Close To My Heart, Animal Crackers Level 2 paper pack. Martha Stewart Border punch and of coarse my Prismacolor Pencils.
Thanks for, join our challenge and post to the blog!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Little Tease .....

A challenged myself and did a different type of card for my Monday Challenge for the "There's Magic in the Air" Blog. Here is a little sneak peak:

check back Monday for the full card =0)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Daisy Doodle Challenge #31~ Easter

I love this time of year. Spring starts to creep in, the sun starts shinning more regularly, the kids start to get more active and play outside. Ahhh, fresh air....

This weeks challenge at Daisy Doodles is : EASTER!!

I used: All Your Eggs from the yummy digi store!!

my paper is from Close To My Heart
Border punch from Martha Stewart and I cut the Butterflies out that I wanted to use.
I also added a little gem to the main Butterfly
I recently discovered the Fiskars Shape Cutter, oh boy, that is a new addiction.
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol

NOW check out the other DT Members creations, add your own and enter to win!!

I also entered this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration: Challenge # 57 EASTER
Quirky Crafts Challenge: #8 Sparkly, Punchy Easter and/or Spring
Sparkles Forum: #9 Easter

thanks for taking a peak at my blog today!!

Magical Monday~Fabric & Stitching

Happy Monday!!
Well, I am not a fan of Monday's either, but that just means a new Challenge from 

This week's challenge is to use Fabric & Stitching.
I must admit, this is not something I turn to when doing my projects =0)
But, it challenged me to go outside my box.
I used strips of fabric to make a flower
and pleated it to sit behind my image.
The image I used is from Paper Cupcakes store.....check it out if you haven't already!!
Here is my entry:

Lots of additions here....I used a border punch from Martha Stewart (I get a little carried away with these)
"Two Hearts" is a stamp from a beautiful wedding set from Close To My Heart
Bliss paper pack again from Close To My Heart
and my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
here is a little bit of a different view on this card:

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cards: Wedding and Anniversaries
Eat Sleep Stamp: Sketchy Thursday #125
 (pick 3: ribbon, flower, pearl, button and/or charm)
 Stamping Boutique: handmade flowers

Visit and play along, don't forget to post your entry!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Diva's By Design~ DT Challenge Blog Call

I have recenlty discovered the MANY many Challenge Blogs out, I have been trying to get many different challenges onto one card....NEW Obsession, OH YES!!

Recently, upon my searches, I have discovered a NEW Challenge Blog:
They are looking for 5 DT Members for the Challenge Blog....

click on the badge above to go to their about the DT Call and check out their Blog Candy =0)

Now on to my 3 choices of artwork to share with them and you:

Thanks for stopping by and remember check out Divas By Design!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring showers bring May Flowers~

Have you seen Daisy Doodles Freddy Series of Digi Stamps??
I just love him. He does many different things and you can make
different scenes all different themes.
I choose to play with Rainy Day Teddy this week....
this time of year, you never know what Mother Nature will bring us....
But Freddy doesn't care, he says, "Celebrate The Everyday"

here is a close up of my accordian flower:


I am trying to get involved in more challenges...I like trying to put different things on my card, use different colors and try this week, a record for me, I got this card in 
3 challenges, woohooo. Yeah, I know, I guess it really isn't THAT much =0)

Creative Sketches: Anything Goes CS26A
Color Throwdown: CTD135 
Pixie Cottage:Challenge #63 Stitching




Monday, April 4, 2011

Magical Monday~Let's Use Flowers

There are so many different things I think when told to "use flowers" from stamped image, to crocheted to paper. 
So I had a tough decision to make when this Magic Monday challenge came up. 
I went with a paper flower and ribbon flower, all handmade of coarse.
to join this challenge, please visit: There's Magic in the Air, not only to enter your creation but to check out
all the lovely creations made by our DT.

Mine is below along with my supply list:

The fun little guy you see pictured on my card is:
colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
I used one of Martha Stewarts wonderful border punches, ric rac is from Close To My Heart as is all 
cardstock and texture paper along with "miss you" stamp.

I have also entered him in:

CASE Study Challenge #33

 I have never done a CASE study so this was new to me and a challenge.

Tell me how you think I did =0)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sneak Peak of Monday' post!!!

Stay tuned for Mondays challenge is a sneak peak....check back Monday for the full image!!


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