Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pile It On #26 - Goin' Around in Circles!

Whew! It's been one busy Sunday of posting for me. Hope y'all don't mind all these projects I've whipped up to share with you! This little cutie is for our latest challenge over at Pile It On. Us DT gals were challenged to use plenty of circles, & we are challenging y'all to do the same! We have a fabulous sponsor this week in Whimsy Stamps & they are offering an amazing prize up to our winner. So grab all of your fun craftin' goodies, whip up something chock full of circles & remember to "pile on" those challenges!

Patterned Paper/Button - Cosmo Cricket (upcycle)
Cardstock - Bazill, CTMH
Ribbon - May Arts
Ink - Staz On
Sentiment - Mark's Finest Papers
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Doilie/Embroidery Floss - Stash

Again, thanks for taking the time to visit me today. I now it's been a crazy one so I'll leave you in peace for a few days before popping back in with my next crafty creation...LOL! In the meantime, create something that inspires you for our PIO challenge & us DT gals will make sure to visit you...we love seeing all of your amazing creations and besides, you could win an awesome prize from Whimsy Stamps! Just CLICK HERE for the fun details. Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my happy little card into the following challenges!
My Graffico - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Cross It (bow!)
The Shabby Tea Room - Classic Patterns & Photo Inspiration (inspired by colors!)
The Paper Variety - Summer (fun summer colors!)
Tuesday Taggers - Here Comes the Sun (summery colors!)
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Candy Shoppe Designs - Pinterest Photo Inspiration (inspired by circles & some colors in y'all's pic!)
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Dog Days of Summer (used summery colors!)
CCEE - National Pink Day

Cupcake Inspirations #117 - I'd Rather Fall in Chocolate!

Does this sweet image making you hungry or what? I've been drooling while playing with this chocolate covered strawberry digi courtesy of Glitterbabe Digi's, not too mention the fab photo featured this week for Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge #117. If you haven't guessed it already, Glitterbabe (aka the fabulous Stef, whom I was blessed to be w/on a DT once!) is our awesome sponsor this week & her shop is full of fun images & lovely sentiments you are sure to want. So don't wait & hop on over to visit the shop HERE!

I am so in love with this week's inspiring photo! What's not too love? Yummy cuppies...check! Summery, patriotic colors...check! Sprinkles & gooey icing...check! Personally, I was inspired by all that cool red featured in the pic, not too mention how fabulous a sweet strawberry is during the summer! Now, since there is LOTS to be inspired by in this week's challenge photo, what are you waiting on? Hop on over to CIC HERE & play along with us this week. You'll not only have a chance to be a Top 3, but also a chance at becoming a Guest Sweetie & winning a totally terrific prize from Glitterbabe Digi's!!

Coloring - Prisma
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Sassfrass
Ink - Stampin' Up
Button - Cosmo Cricket
Dimensional Adhesive - Mod Podge
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Roses - Prima
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Pop Dots
Cardstock/Rick Rack/Baker's Twine/Ribbon/Doilie - Stash

I so hope you decided to play along with us this week; us Sweeties always have a great time & truly love visiting everyone's blogs to comment on their lovely creations! And speaking of visiting, thanks for taking the time to take a peek at my card. Y'all always make my day with your sweet words! Well, I'm off to work on my next crafty creation. Don't forget to check out my earlier post for Your Memories Here that shows off some dandy photos of our kiddo and his GF, as well as some Cosmo Cricket goodies. Now I'm off to work on some more crafty creations to share...until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my sweet card into the following challenges!
Crop Stop - Summer Inspiration (mmm....fresh summer strawberries!)
Speedy the Cat - Make it Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Here Comes the Sun (summer colors & fruit!)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbons & Bows
Creative Belli - The Letter "G" (green, glitter, garden)
Digital Tuesday - Favorite Ice Cream Combos (chocolate & strawberry...mmmm!)
Crafty Creations - Let It Shine
Fab n Funky - Summer Lovin' (lovin' some summer colors & garden yummies!)

Homecoming Traditions, a Cosmo Cricket LO, & YMH!

Oh, I just love these photos of our kiddo. Are they not adorable? I knew these pics would be perfect on a LO for my Your Memories Here DT post this week. Kiddos grow up so fast & these photos are from last fall; taken in our yard right before freshman homecoming. It was definitely time to get them! He & his girlfriend looked so darn adorable in their homecoming mums, which are very elaborate & a long standing tradition where we live. As you can see, the streamers are very long & some of the girls' hang past their ankles! And yes, they can get very expensive, but this year I think I'm gonna try my hand at making theirs...we'll hope for the best & I'll make sure to let you know how they turn out too. It was so much fun watching them wear them to school that day & then on to the football game where, of course, we won!

I knew I needed something special for these pics, so I turned to the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 collection. Doesn't it just make ya swoon? I love all things Cosmo Cricket, as y'all know, & the Your Memories Here Online Store has some fab Cosmo Cricket goodies you are sure to love. Especially THIS must get one. I have made so many projects from it & literally have a ton of stuff left for even more. Besides, at $10 you can't beat that price! Now please, make me very happy by grabbing up one of the kits for yourself & sharing with me your lovely creations!! Also, the YMH Store is now carrying Tim Holtz Ideology & Distress Inks, plus some Stickles by Ranger! Ooohhh, I am so!

Patterned Paper/Red Letters/Journaling & Cardstock Stickers - Cosmo Cricket
Black Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Pop Dots
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Vintage Button/Cardstock/Pen - Stash

Thanks so much for swinging by & visiting again! I just love to hear what y'all have to say! Also, I hope you take time not only to shop in the YMH Store, but look around the YMH DT Blog. It is chock full of fabulous inspiration featuring Prima, Tattered Angels, & more! Now I'm off to get ready for another post, this time for Cupcake Inspirations. So make sure to check back later on for a super sweet card you're sure to love! Until then, Happy Craftin'!!

I'm also entering my layout into the following challenges!
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #159
Moxie Fab World - Beautiful Borders Challenge (used borders for my flower & throughout LO!)
ScrapFIT - School's Out for Summer (used freshman homecoming theme!)
Scrappin' the Music - Song Inspiration (inspired by lyric "i've fallen many times in love")
EIC - Inspired by THIS @ Homes & Weddings
Lasting Memories - Photo Inspiration (used the colors red, brown, gold, muted creams & black)
Inspire Me Fridays - Inspiration Fun!
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations #116 - You're Such a Fungi!

Oooohhh! Isn't this image just the bestest?! I just love that sentiment too! This awesome digi image & sentiment is courtesy of Amber Ink, our fabulous sponsor over at Cupcake Inspirations this week. The cutie patootie shroom is called, I Think You're Such a Fungi & you can grab your very own RIGHT HERE! Us DT gals got to play with some super yummy stamps from Amber Ink which were perfect to go with this week's scrumptious cupcake inspiration photo, as you can see below. The fabulous peeps at Amber Ink is offering up a $15 gift certificate for the winner of this week's challenge...woo-hoo! Make sure you play along HERE so you can have a chance to shop for lots of digi & clear stamps, as well as digi papers.

Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper/Buttons - Cosmo Cricket
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Baker's Twine - Stash

I was just so inspired by the garden theme, mushrooms, & that fabulous red color in this week's photo, but you could be inspired by anything in the photo. Just use it to create to your little heart's content & then link up to CIC's that easy! I hope to see ya there & make sure to visit my blog again later on for another post & another opportunity to win some fab challenge candy. Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my colorful card into the following challenges!
Cupcake Inspirations - CIC #116
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by the fab colors!)

Fresh Brewed Designs - For the Guys
Catered Crop - FTR#14 (brown & green, nature stamp, digital stamp, distress ink, distressing, nature)
Creative Inspirations - Bright Colors
Speedy the Cat - Buttons
Papertake Weekly - Dads & Lads
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Crafty Sentiments - Father's Day
Kaboodle Doodles - Food and/or drink (hey, mushrooms are food!)
If the Shoe Fits - For the Men
Bee Crafty - Summer's Here (summer colors!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Catch a Wave w/AiFactory!

Happy Thursday my crafty peeps! I'm back with another card to share with y'all, although this time my ego may need a little boost cause I'm just not feeling this card. What I am feeling for sure though is that adorable little surfer dude clip art! He is so cute & his friends that accompany him in the set are just as can grab them from AiFactory RIGHT HERE! Okay, I actually think if it wasn't for the super cute surfer kiddo on my card, I think it would be pretty blah. I kinda like the sentiment too & I added some raindrops to jazz it up a little & make it appear like water is on his surfboard, but I am not sure about the LO. I think that is what's getting me the most. The majority of the time I truly love what I create, but every once in awhile don't ya just feel like something you made isn't quite good enough? Please tell me I'm not the only one, although I do know that I am my own worst critic. I do like my papers too & think they give the card a rustic, tribal beach feel, but what do y'all think? What's you have any suggestions?

Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio, Autumn Leaves,Top Line Creations
Ribbon - Prima
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons/Fniber/Adhesive Raindrops - Stash

Thanks so much for visiting me again today because it totally means the world to me!! I also value y'all's opinions & can't wait to hear your suggestions, if you have any. In the meantime, hop on over to the AiFactory Challenge Blog & play along with us this week in our Summer Fun Challenge! As always, there are some fun prizes up for grabs along with a Top could be you!! Make sure to visit the AiFactory Store too & shop not only for this little surfer sweetie set, but also check out their other amazing products like digi stamps & brushes. Check back later this week for another crafty post (i've been working on a little bit of everything - even some home decor stuff!) & until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following cool challenges!
Fresh Brewed Designs - For the Guys
Bee Crafty - Summer's Here!
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Splish Splash

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations #115 - Thank You Fairy Much!

I am so excited to be sharing with y'all my first DT post as a Cupcake Sweetie...woo-hoo!! The inspiration photo this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenges looks so yummy...not to mention we have a fabulous sponsor, the one & only Prairie Fairy Designs! Roberta is the amazing & truly talented owner/designer of Prairie Fairy Designs. I'm pretty partial to her & her work as I was blessed to be on her very first DT. She is a fantastically sweet woman & has generously offered 5 digital stamps to the winner of challenge #115!! How nice is that?! So, grab your crafty supplies & join us for some yummy fun!

Coloring - Prisma
Pen - Copic Spica Glitter (black)
Cardstock - Reminisce
Patterned Paper/Adhesive Chipboard/Button - Cosmo Cricket (garden variety collection)
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Ink - StazOn
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Paper Rick Rack Trim/Baker's Twine - Stash

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to CIC, check out the latest inspiration pic & make sure to play along for your chance to win. Also, visit the Prairie Fairy Designs Store too for some great digital'll be glad you did! Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following fab challenges!
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration 
Fresh Brewed - Lots of Yellow 
Stamp Something - Something Punched (red border!)
 Creative Card Crew - Wings
Creative Belli - Branches
Spoon Full of Sugar - Here Comes Summer (summer colors & summer strawberries!)
Crafty Ho's - Blue, Green & Yellow
Crafty Sentiments - Add Some Sparkle
Digital Tuesday - In the Garden or Outdoors
Kaboodle Doodles - Mystical Creatures

Saturday, June 11, 2011

PIO Challenge # 24 - Shelter of Friendship

Isn't this stamp just the sweetest?! I just love it so much & am so thankful to Just Some Lines for letting me play with it! See, this week over at Pile It On, our challenge is "Angles" & our fabulous sponsor is Just Some Lines. They were so very generous in not only giving us DT members some super adorable digital images to play with, but also in supplying a fabulous prize for challenge winner! Make sure to visit their store HERE to check out some more of their super awesome stamps.

Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Pen - Copic Spica Glitter (black)
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee (queen bee collections)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons/Floss - Stash

I would love it if you decided to play along with us this week at PIO! All you have to do to have a chance at winning is create a project featuring some type of visible angles & remember to pile on those challenges. And don't forget to check out Just Some Lines for some very cool images. Make sure to check back tomorrow for my weekly Your Memories Here DT post, as well as my very first post for Cupcake Inspirations as a Sweetie...I'm sooooo excited! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering the following awesome challenges!
Fresh Brewed - Lots of Yellow
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Penny's - Best Friends
EIC - Inspired by all the yellow in THIS @ Peaden Scott Designs
Crafty Creations - Over the Rainbow (inspired by the YELLOW brick!)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Stamp Something
There She Goes - Milestone (special friend's birthday!)
Paper Sundaes - Sentimental
CES - Saturday Night at the Movies (Beaches-such a great friendship theme!)
My Creative Moments - Word Play Challenge "Birthday" (for a friend's birthday!)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

So happy to be...a Cupcake Sweetie!!

 Woo-Hoo! I can finally share my fabulous news with y'all! I am a Cupcake of the new Cupcake Inspirations Design Team Members! How cool is that? I have been in love with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog for the longest time & feel so blessed to be part of a DT that I really admire. If you haven't ever played along at Cupcake Inspirations before, I do hope you'll visit & join us soon. And, make sure to stop by next Sunday when I will be posting my first "Sweetie" creation!! 
Until next time, Happy Craftin'!!

A Summer Hello!

I've noticed lately that doilies seem to be all the rage in the papercrafting world, along with banners too. So why not create a card featuring both trendy little subjects? That is exactly what I did this week for my Your Memories Here DT project! As you know, I love me some Cosmo Cricket so this week I decided to see what I could create with simply CC scraps. And this is what I came up with! All of the patterned paper is from the YMH Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar Kit (there are two different versions!) that you can grab RIGHT HERE. It is chock full of goodies & I still have plenty of product left after making several projects. Definitely worth $10! The pretty little doilies I picked up at a yard sale last weekend for a quarter & I've already played with them a couple times. I decided to make the banner out of circles vs. the usual pennant style so that it blended with my doilies a little better. I also used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to spritz some white flocked letters & make them match my creation. It's a simple, summery card but I love it!

Flocked Letters - Dollar General
Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Yellow Fiber/Doilies - Stash

Make sure to hop on over to the YMH Store & check out all of the fabulous kits & other products that are offered. As well, visit the YMH DT Inspiration Blog HERE for some awesome project ideas! I'll be back later today with another post featuring some good news I'm just dying to share....until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following fun challenges!
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love the Lasting Kind (created for a lovely friend to brighten her day!)
Lollipop Crafts - Inspired by Song (hello by lionel richie!)
Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle (used summery colors & glimmer mist!)
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Shine On (used glimmer mist!)
CES - Clean & Simple
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - What's On Your Desk? (cosmo cricket!!)
Crafty Catz - Circles
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger: Cosmopolitan Neopolitan (used those fab colors & some summer inspiration too!)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

In God's Hands

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm back again to share with you some inspiration for the latest Pile It On challenge, Summer Heaven. It is definitely summer here in Oklahoma as the temps have been reaching the upper 90's for days. That sweet summer image I used on my card is from Sassy Cheryl, our fabulous sponsor this week! If you play along with our challenge, you'll have the chance to win a fun prize from Sassy Cheryl's too...totally cool, huh?! I made sure to use some fun summer colors on my card from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection as well as a super cute doilie. Currently, I am super addicted to doilies & the fact that they are very trendy right now doesn't hurt either!

Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Rhinestones - Prima
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Pop Dots
Doilie, Rick Rack - Stash

So what are you waiting on? Hop on over to the Pile It On challenge blog HERE & play along with us...we'd love to have ya! All you gotta do is create something with a summer theme & don't forget to "pile on" those challenges. I'll be back tomorrow with another fun Your Memories Here post as well some good news. Well, great news actually, and I am super excited to share it with y'all! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering the following challenges!
PIO - Summer Heaven
CropStop - Sketch
Fab n Funky - What'eva Challenge & GDT Spot Entry!!
Catered Crop - FTR#13 (red, white, blue, yellow, square card, summer, water)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi Day!
PaperPlay - Summer Citrus Splash
Penny's - Here Comes Summer
Cupcake Craft - Zesty Color Challenge
Digital Tuesday - Animal Friends

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