Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hi Cutie Scalloped Card

I guess I am just addicted to Spring colors lately 'cause here I am, back again with another bright and bold project! And, that happens to be our challenge this week too over at AiFactory. For this card I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little & try my first shape card...yes, I said first. I usually do a variation of rectangle or square, sometimes a tag if I'm feeling really wild. (btw, sarcasm comes at no extra charge here on my!) But this week, lo and behold, I braved a scalloped card & liked how it turned out. Of course it helped that I got to play with this adorable AiFactory digi stamp, Ella in the Clouds...isn't she super sweet?! Just love her, but of course, I love the entire Ella Line by AiFactory. So visit the AIF Store HERE to grab your very own Ella in the Clouds & check out the rest of the Ella Line, too!

Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Sentiment - Hambly
Ink - Staz On, Studio G
Cardstock - Tattered Angels
Patterned Paper - Close To My Heart
Journal Spot - Shabby Chic Crafts
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
Ribbon/ Felt/ Flowers/ Dew Drops - Stash

Now, hop on over to the AiFactory Challenge Blog & take part in our latest challenge, Bright & Bold, for your chance to win some fun stamps from AiF. Also, check out all of their products they offer HERE in the store that include clip art, digi paper, brushes, and more! And, as always, the challenge blog is also where all of us DT members post our creations & those gals are visit HERE for some inspiration. Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
My Graffico - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - For the Kids
All Sorts - For a Special Lady

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Angel of Faith & DT Call!

I am happy to say that 2 Cute Rubber Stamps is in full swing again & we are currently seeking 3 Designers to join the 2 Cute team!! Woo-Hoo! If you love to have some crafty fun & enjoy creating with FREE digi images, then this gig is for visit RIGHT HERE to find out all the information! This week our DT was challenged to create some Easter themed projects to coincide with a new release coming up in April. That's right, I said new releases! Heidi has been working hard on some brand new stamps that will be introduced to the world next month so everyday this week the DT is going to be sharing some fun Easter/Spring creations to get you inspired. So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT Blog & check out what's going on!  (Psssttt...the Easter creations are GORGEOUS!)

Coloring Pencils - Prisma
Sentiment - Michaels
Ink - Staz On
Embossed Patterned Paper - K&Co. (i believe...)
Cardstock - Creative Memories, Making Memories
Ribbon - Making Memories
Bow/Rose/Rhinestone - Prima
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels (vintage rose)
Stickles - Ranger (wish they showed up better!)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
Stash - Dew Drops

Isn't she such a sweet little image? This little angel can definitely be used on a variety of projects from baby announcements & birthday cards, to get well soon & religious expressions. So, jump on over to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT Blog & check out some fun & crafty projects that just may inspire you to whip something up for Easter. And as always, Heidi has some fabulous FREE digi's you can play with if you visit HERE. And to purchase some ultra adorable stamps, just visit the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Store RIGHT HERE! Make sure to check back tomorrow for another's for a fab & fun challenge! And speaking of challenges, you still have time to enter the Pile It On! Cutie Patootie challenge this week! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Wishes!

Spring is in full swing here in Oklahoma & I am soooo happy...the flowers are blooming, the grass is green, the trees have leaves, & the days are getting more gorgeous by the minute! And since we already have beautiful green grass (& I hope you do too where you are!), I decided what better place to take a photo of my bright & happy spring card this week. Again, this little card is pulling double duty for 2 DT's...Your Memories Here & Pile It On! This week I am using some fun Pebbles, Inc. & Cosmo Cricket papers, two fun products you can find in the YMH Store! Over at Pile It On! this week we are challenging everyone to create a 'Cutie Patootie' card....what a fun & easy challenge. All of us DT gals were lucky enough to get to play with some fabulous AiFactory images...since they are our rockin' sponsor this week!! This adorable little birdie duo from the AiF's Love & Romance collection can be snagged RIGHT HERE, but please take the time to check out all of their other amazing digital stamps, plus clip arts + more!

Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Journaling Cards & Sentiment Spots - Shabby Chic Crafts
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
Buttons/Baker's Twine/Pom Pom Ribbon - Stash

And if you love that pom pom ribbon as much as I do, then you must check out the Prima ribbon at the YMH Store! There are some very similar ribbons featured there, plus some new & uber fun products are coming all the time! As well, I have to say, not only am I in love with this AiF image, but I am so in love w/Shabby Chic Crafts' journaling spots, dots, & sentiment tags! If you haven't checked them out, please do; they sell only journaling embellishments & they are all super fabulous. Now, hop on over to PIO & join us in our Cutie Patootie challenge for your chance to win a super cool prize from AiFactory: your choice of 3 images PLUS a month long GDT spot!! How cool is that? Not too mention, PIO always picks a Top 3 & you don't want to miss out on that either! Also hop on over & visit our DT Blog for Your Memories Here because there is sooo very much crafty inspiration on display! Big Hugs & Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
PILE IT ON - Cutie Patootie
Paper Sundaes - Photo Inspiration (such a SPRING-y image!)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (again, inspired by those awesome SPRING-y flowers!)
Paper Cutz - 3 Patterned Papers & Any Theme
My Graffico - Anything Goes
EIC - Inspired by the colors in THIS @ Fresh Metal Jewelry
Southern Girls - Add an Animal
Catered Crop - FTR8 (patterned paper, mini print, blue, Prismacolors, ribbon, buttons, spring, circles, & scallops)
Stamp Something - Spring
Claudia & Company - Color Combo (yellow, rose, lavendar)
Papertake Weekly - Something Girlie!
Stampin' with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Kraftin' Kimmie - Welcome Spring w/Spring Colors
Simply Create - Do It Yourself!
Card Makin' Mammas - Animals
Digital Tuesday - Button Up
Clear It Out Challenge - Buttons
Bee Crafty -Spring Flowers
Meljen's Designs - Punches (used border punches)
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get Well Soon Tissue Box!

This week I really decided to step 'outside the box' (bad pun intended!) & challenge myself to whip up this cute little tissue box using some super adorable clip art images by AiFactory. The cutie "Boo Boo Fixer" images are perfect for so any get well projects, especially for the kiddos, & you can grab your own set (which features 12 different images for both boys & girls) right HERE! Now, the inspiration for this tissue box came from Dorcas Designs who was the FTR7 winner over at Catered Crop. I absolutely love Catered Crop as Linda always has such fab inspiration & challenges. Right now she is featuring a variety of pretty paper box tutorials so make sure to visit HERE & be prepared to create!

Tissue Box - Kleenex
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Making Memories, Cloud 9 Design, My Mind's Eye
Embossing - Cuttlebug Embossing Borders
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
Stash - Baker's Twine

I had so much fun creating this tissue box & can't wait to make a few more! Definitely easy & the perfect gift for someone under the would definitely brighten someone's day! I hope you take time to join us over at AiFactory for this week's challenge, which is to create a get well project. Such a fun & easy challenge & you don't want to miss out on your chance to win some images from the AiFactory store or place in the Top 3! And if you decide to whip up your own tissue box, I would love to see it so make sure to send me a link so I can visit. Make sure to check back Sunday as I'll have 2 super fun posts to share with you for Your Memories Here & Pile It On! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my project into the following fun challenges...check 'em out!
AiFactory - Get Well
Catered Crop - FTR8 (tissue box, tissues, patterned paper, mini print, blue, brown, green, children, ribbon, circles)
Delicious Doodles - 3 Dimensional
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything But a Card
All Sorts - Make A Gift Box
Paper Sundaes - Embossing

Sunday, March 20, 2011

You & Me. Always. - A Wall Hanging w/YMH!

This is one of my favorite photos...& I finally got around to scrapping it! It's a photo of when my hubby asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve 5 1/2 years ago. After being set up on a blind date by mutual friends, we had been dating a 1 1/2 years when he popped the question. He did so in front of both our families & it was so wonderful! As you can see in the pic, I instantly burst into tears before saying yes. His sister snapped the shot at the perfect time & this is one of my most treasured possessions. So with that in mind, I made sure to use lots of beautiful Prima flowers, lace, & bling from Your Memories Here for this wall hanging! 
Patterned Paper/Title - Cosmo Cricket (hey sugar & circa 1934 collections)
Die Cut Plastic - KI Memories
Journaling & Date Spot - Shabby Chic Crafts
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain)
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Tulle Ribbon/Pen - Stash

I love the background paper I used too...but well, it's not actually paper. It is this lovely, thick, patterned plastic & I adore it's die cut shape. I also liked the masculine edge it gave to the LO. With the various shades of blue & that strong pattern, it contrasted well with the soft pinks & creams...kinda like our personalities! And the Cosmo Cricket kit from YMH keeps on giving....the kit (which is just $10 & there are 2 to choose from!) is chock full of fabulous goodies that you can use on soooo many projects! I know there are just a few left in the YMH Store so visit HERE & grab one of your own before it's too late! I also used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to dye the pretty Prima lace that sweet pink...I love how I can always use their product to make what I already have work for me! And, the YMH store is full of fun Tattered Angels can check them out HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by again & letting me share this personal (& photo heavy post...LOL!) LO with you. I can't wait to finish it up with some sweet journaling! This project is also pulling double duty this week for a project over at Pile It On! Our challenge this week is Bling or Sparkle so whip something up & join us in some fun for your chance to win a fab prize! I would also love it if you would hop on over to the YMH Store & check out all of Kristina's wonderful products. And new to the store are some fab Helmar Adhesive products!! As well, don't forget to visit the YMH DT blog for some fabulous inspiration...just the other day, one of the DT gals altered a gorgeous bird cage with some beautiful Prima products! There are altered canvas ideas, mini books, cards, LO's, & more so make sure to take a peek right HERE. Well, I'll be back in a few days with another post for AiFactory so until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO/Wall Hanging in the following challenges! 
Pile It On! - Bling or Sparkle
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #147
ScrapFit - Glitter & Glam
Catered Crop -  FTR8 (mini print, blue, brown, ribbon, flowers, border punch, die cut, spring colors, scallops, circles)
Cupcake Inspiration - Inspired by the flowers & spring colors in the Inspiration Photo!
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
My Graffico - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits - Aquamarine
EIC - Inspired by the flowers, blues, & pinks of THIS @ Dollbirdies!
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by that lovely blue ribbon, the cream, & the soft feel!)
Crafty Ann's - Spring
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile On the Flowers
Southern Girls - Flowers
Amber's Crafts - Stashbuster/Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - 3 Dimensional Project
DYSU - Add a Bow
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Lace

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love was made for you and me....

Here I am, back again with more spring color inspiration! This time though, I am showcasing some awesome products from the Your Memories Here online store. You really should check them out! There are so many products & simply fabulous pricing, as well as great S/H rates too. Kristina, YMH owner/designer, is amazing to work with as well. Her fabulous Prima kits are simply to die for & I love all her Tattered Angels & Cosmo Cricket products too. Just hop on over & take a peek for yourself. And if you want some rockin' inspiration on how to use all her gorgeous products, then visit the YMH DT blog HERE. I am soooo honored to get to work alongside so many talented ladies!!

Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Creative Memories
Lace/Ribbon - Prima
Glimmer Sprays - Tattered Angels (peacock chalboard & vintage rose mist)
Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Journaling & Embellie Tags - Shabby Chic Crafts
Butterfly - Dollar Tree (can you believe it?! these are gorgeous & 2 in a pack for $1!!)
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain)
Scallop Punch - Stampin' Up
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
Stash - Pink scallop border, Pens, Markers

As the journaling says, I always have so much fun with my hubby! He is such a big kid & we were just meant to be together...he makes my world a better place in which to live. No matter what we do or where we go out together, we act like two teenagers in love. And since we have so much fun on our nights (or days) out, I wanted this LO to be fun, too! I love using my chalkboard glimmer mist & love how the mists look, too. Not to mention, the Prima lace used to be cream colored, but I simply spritzed it with some mist to make it that lovely shade of pink. I adore the versatility of Tattered Angels products!! I also love all the fun journaling & embellie tags...which are something I stumbled upon at Shabby Chic Crafts. They simply sell only journaling tags/spots & have a huge variety. They are uber cool & you must check them out! And that butterfly? You must check out your local $ Tree for these gems! They come 2 to a pack & are so pretty...especially up close + they come in some yummy colors. I will be back on Sunday to share some more YMH yumminess with you...this time a fab wall hanging that I made using a photo when my hubby proposed! It turned out so fabulous & I just love it...and so did he! So make sure to check back Sunday & until then, Happy Craftin'!!

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
ScrapFit - WO #40 Sketch
If the Shoe Fits - Aquamarine
Scrapping the Music - Closer to Fine (inspired by lyric 'taking life less seriously')
The Story Matters - Lucky (in love!)
ScrapInspireCreate - Sketch
Creatalicious Challenges - Two Tone

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Owl Treat Bag & a New Challenge at AiFactory!

Spring is in the air here in Oklahoma...finally! And since everything is starting to bloom, I was inspired to use some bright spring colors for this week's challenge over at the AiFactory - Thing with Wings. The DT was given some fun owl themed graphics to play with & as y'all know, I just love owls! These guys are super cute & great for any project such as cupcake toppers, favor bags, or tags...and you can grab your own right HERE. For my project I decided to whip up a super fun & easy treat bag using a plain ol' brown paper lunch bag. It'll be perfect to toss some goodies in for a friend or neighbor & brighten up someone's day!

Patterned Paper - K & Co., Creative Memories
Cardstock - American Crafts
Die Cuts - Cricut Home Accents & George Cartridges
Sentiment - Studio G
Ink/Punch - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Tattered Angels (orange solid) & Michael's
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro & Pop Dots
Stash - Twine & Dew Drops

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today! I'll be back later today or tomorrow to share a fun Your Memories Here project with you, so stay tuned. And, it would be awesome if you hopped on over & joined in our challenge this week at AiFactory. Plus, while you are there, you can grab some great inspiration from the other DT Divas! Happy Craftin'! 

I'm also entering my goodie bag into the following challenges!
AiFactory - Things w/Wings
Papertake Weekly - Triotastic
Little Claire's - Flowers
CCEE - Cutie Patootie w/Green (owl w/green polka dots)
Catch the Bug - Scallops

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Irish Blessings of Happiness!

 I just love St. Patty's Day! We always do something with friends & family, and we always have so much fun...there's just nothing like a green beer! lol! Over at Pile It On! this week, our DT is challenging everyone to create a St. Patrick's Day themed project using the colors orange & green prominently. We also have a fabulous sponsor this week that gave us some absolutely beautiful images to use. Rick St. Dennis has some gorgeously detailed creations that you must check out...and you can do so at his Etsy shop HERE! And, don't forget to visit his blog HERE.

Coloring - Prisma pencils
Black Pen - Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen
Cardstock - Making Memories, Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Making Memories, Stampin' Up, K & Co.
Pearls - Prima
Ink - Stampin' Up (old olive)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro
Ribbon - Stash

 Thanks so much for stopping by today & taking a peek at my card! I hope you join us over at PIO this week for your chance to win something from our fabulous sponsor! As always, the inspiration from the other DT members is always fantastic so even if you don't play along, take a peek at some crafty goodness at the PIO blog! I'll be back in just a bit with another fun project for you...a LO wall hanging featuring fabulous supplies from Your Memories Here! Happy Craftin'!!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
Pile It On! - St. Patty's Day featuring Orange & Green
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspired by Shamrocks & St. Patty's theme!
Crop Stop - Spring is in the Air
Catered Crop - FTR7 (plaids, pastels/spring colors, flowers, printer's ink, digi image, pearls, ribbon, copic marker, bow)
EIC - Inspired by the colors in THIS at Artwork by Lori (omgee, her work is beautiful!)
All Sorts - Luck O' the Irish
Little Claire's - Flowers
DYSU - Layers
Paper Sundaes - Keep It Simple
Stamp Something - Cream & Green
Bee Crafty - Spring Florals
Stampin' with the Dragon - St. Patty's Day w/Green, Gold or Yellow, & White
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Shades of Green
Papertake Weekly - Lemon Zingy
 Crafty Sentiments - Just for You

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anniversary Photo Card...Easy Peasy!

Happy hump day everyone! Woo-hoo...we are halfway to the weekend! That's a great feeling! I wanted to pop in today & share with you a photo card I created for our son's upcoming 1st anniversary with his GF. How cute is that?! This is a photo of them wearing their homecoming mums in the backyard & I just love it. They have this cute, adorable, sweet, innocent, teenage love thing going on & we get such a kick out of it! I made the card a 5x7 size so that she could frame it if she wants; I think it will look cute that way. 

Cardstock - Core'dinations, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Jillibean Soup
Flowers/Bling/Stud Swirls - Prima
Sentiment - Close to My Heart
Distress Ink - Staz On, Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots


The inside of the card has an "I Love You" sentiment & plenty of room for him to journal if he decides. I was also inspired by the fab sketch at Crop Stop. This card was soooo easy to whip up & I can't wait to do more of them! They would be perfect for baby announcements, birthdays, weddings, anything. I plan on selling custom themed designs soon, so if you're interested let me know. I hope to have my Art Fire/Etsy stores up soon too so I can take orders through there. I'll be back later this week with some more Cosmo Cricket goodness for least that's what I'm planning on anyway! Happy Craftin'!

I'm also linking up to the following challenges:
CropStop - Sketch
Simply Create - Flowers
CCEE Stampers - Swirls
All Sorts - Card for a Teenager

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Love Deeply...

Whew! It has been a long week! Don't know how it's been for you my fellow crafters, but I hope it was a good one. I know I promised a bright & fun Prima LO for you again today, but I must admit it is giving me difficulty; it is just not coming out like I want so I have had to put off another week. However, I am still bringing you some bright & beautiful Prima goodness, courtesy of Your Memories Here, with this card I whipped up to go along with the current Tuesday Trigger challenge at Moxie Fab World! I love these bright colors together & they really perked up what has seemed like a long winter. I cannot wait for warmer weather! 

Lace/Ribbon/Flowers/Rhinestones - Prima
Patterned Paper - Pebbles (yellow flower), The Paper Studio (sheet music)
Mists - Tattered Angels (mimosa - glimmer & peacock - chalkboard)
Cardstock - Creative Memories, Cloud 9 Design
Rub ons - American Crafts
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress in Walnut Stain
Punch - Stampin' Up
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons/Fibers - Stash

This was the first time I had played with my chalkboard mists from Tattered Angels & guess what...I'm in love! lol! I do adore my mists, but I just love the depth & saturation of the chalkboard mists. If you want to grab some for yourself, which I highly recommend, go visit the Your Memories Here Store! You will be very glad you did...there are some super fun products & kits, & lots of Prima & Tattered Angels goodies to get excited about. Also check out the YMH DT Blog for some great inspiration...the other DT ladies are so super talented & I am so privileged to craft among them! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!

Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (yellow)
Catered Crop - FTR7 ( spring, flowers, ribbon, die cuts, punches)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (the beautiful flowers & gorgeous yellow!)
If the Shoe Fits - Photo Inspiration (that beautiful yellow)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
EIC - Inspired by THIS at desiredthings
Simply Create - Power of Flowers
Fab n Funky - Spring into Action
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