Thursday, July 26, 2012


The challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's challenges this week is to use stripes.
For my card, I used the image A Drink of Water from the  Digi Doodle Shop.

 I also used one of Carly's sketches.  It is a great sketch and is very versatile.  I am sure I will be using this one alot in my card making.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  Just link up your project using stripes to the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to the shop.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Anniversary Candles

For my parent's 50th anniversary reception, I decorated white pillar candles for the tables.
I kept them pretty simple but they did look elegant on the tables.  The scalloped flower is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and the birds are from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge.  I wrapped the paper around the candle and then attached it using pins with pearls.  

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Under The Sea

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring The Crazy Challenge.  The theme is Under The Sea.  For my card I used the mermaid from Sassy Studio Designs.  I colored her with copics and then added some gold on her tail with a gold spica pen.  I decided to make a shaker box for this card.  I used sand, beads and a shell charm for accents.  The die cuts are from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.
Entered in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad: Interactive

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

50th Wedding Anniversary

Today we are having a reception for my parent's 5oth wedding anniversary.
Congrats Mom and Dad!
To celebrate, I made them an easel card in gold and white.
I also decorated the outside of the envelope.

Here they are with their wedding party.

Project Details:
Scalloped Circle:  Flower 3 from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 3.5 inches
Card Shape:  Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Birds:  Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge cut at 2.25 inches
Swirls: Sizzix dies
Mom and Dad: Jasmine Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's A Small World Sassy Studio Designs July Release

Welcome to the It's A Small World new release blog hop!  If you got here from 
Karen's blog, you are on the right track.  If you are just starting, you will want to go to the challenge blog to read all about the hop.
Sassy Studio Designs has a fabulous collection of new images this month.  Lindsay has created a new set of featuring Honey's from around the world.  My card features the Australian Honey.
Would you like a chance to win all of the images from this release?  All you have to do is create a project that featuring your favorite country and link it up to the challenge blog.  Also, two lucky winners will each receive one of the new images just for leaving comments on the design team member's blogs.

Your next stop along the hop is   Jovan

Don't forget to leave me a comment and stop by for a chat tonight at the Party Blog.  We will be chatting at 7 pm pacific time.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Sketch by Carly

 Carly has a new sketch for us this week.   It is a super versatile sketch so I can't wait to see what you create with it.  This challenge is sponsored by My Heart Pieces.  They are giving the winner of the challenge 3 digi images of their choice.
For my card I used the image Waiting Fairy from My Heart Pieces.  After coloring the entire image, I cut out another set of wings to give a little more dimension to the card.  And of course, I painted them with extreme glitter paint.  If you follow my blog, you know I love that stuff.  It is so easy to use and dries in less than 5 minutes.  I also love the fact that I can add more after it dries if I want my project to be even more glittery.
Now it is your turn to show us what you can do with Carly's sketch.  You have two weeks to create a project and upload it to the challenge blog for your chance to win.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge 59 Tag It

Tag, you're it!
Aud Sentiments new challenge is to put your sentiment on a tag.
We are sponsored by Tickled Pink for this challenge.  They provided the DT with images to use for our projects.  I used Tickled Winter Little Lolita Evie.  I decided to give her a silver dress and hat.  After coloring with copics, I added extreme glitter paint for that shimmering look.  I also added snow white flock to her hat and dress trim.   I hope you join us in this challenge.  You can create whatever you want as long as you put your sentiment on a tag.  
Good Luck!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Featuring Fun!

Isn't this clown just adorable?  I used the Carousel Cricut cartridge to cut out the words.  I used the Dahlia Spellbinders die for the accent piece.  I painted it lightly with extreme glitter paint to for a little added shimmer.  I also painted the stars and her hair.  

Card Details:
Image: Cute Little Clown from The Paper Shelter
Featuring:  Carousel Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Fun:  Carousel Cricut cartridge cut at .75 inches
Dahlia Spellbinders Die
Hologram Extreme Glitter Paint
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, W1, B00, BG01, BG05, BV00, BV02, YG03, YG11, R11, R20, R22, R32, Y11, Y21, Y23

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Miss USA Sassy

This week Sassy Studio Designs is previewing all of the July releases.  Lindsay has created lots of new images with Sassies from all around the world.  These images are just in time for all of your Olympics projects!  Today we are previewing the USA Sassy.  She is an all-American beauty! 
You will want to check the Sassy Studios Challenge blog each day this week for previews of all of the new images.  On Saturday, the images will be available in the store but if you want a chance to win some of the images, join us for our blog hop. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Time

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge at C.R.A.F.Tand the theme is Summer.
For my project, I decided to make a recipe card.  This will probably end up in a gift basket for a friend maybe some time in the winter when we will be wishing for summer.  I used the image Polka Dot Bikini from Sassy Studio Designs.

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Summer Time

The challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges this week is "Summer Time"
I used the image Gone Fishing from the Digi Doodle Shop for my card.
This image reminds me of my youngest son.  You can usually find him fishing at one of our ponds most evenings and weekends.  The pinetree and sign were cut using the Cricut,
I hope you join us for this challenge and remember one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle shop!
Don't forget to check out the sale going on for the entire month of July

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rapunzel Birthday Card

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges.  The theme is "Number Cruncher" which means we need to use a number on a project.  Perfect timing for me because I needed a birthday card for the sweetest little 3 year old.
I used Rapunzel Honey from Sassy Studio Designs.  The number was cut with the Base Camp Cricut cartridge and the cupcake with Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  I used snow tex on the frosting and a pop dot for the cherry for some added dimenstion.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Altered Bulletin Board

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Altered Elusions.
I decided to make a large bulletin board for my craft room.  The image is Katniss Sassy On Fire from Sassy Studio Designs.  The branches are from the Storybook Cricut cartridge and the bird cage from the Sophie Cricut cartridge.  I made the flowers from material and added an old earring to the center of the lower right flower and beads to the upper left flower.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Son Took Over My Craft Room

I walked in to my craft room to find my son putting vinyl numbers on his dirt bike.  He took his dirt bike completely apart so he could paint it and replace a few of the parts.  He will have a "new" bike when done.
He used my Cricut to cut out the numbers.  Love it that he knows how to use my craft supplies to make projects.  He even cleaned up after himself!  

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Challenge at Sketches by Carly

It's time for a new sketch challenge at Sketches by Carly.  
We are sponsored this time by Bugaboo Stamps.
For my card, I couldn't resist making a halloween card.  The weather has been miserable here for weeks with the temperatures in the upper 90's and even into the 100's some days.  The hot days make me yearn for my favorite time of year, FALL!  I can't wait for the cooler temps, and all the fun fall activities.
For my card I used the Halloween Pumpkin Brat from Bugaboo.  she is just too cute!!
I hope you join us for this challenge.  Carly's sketch is super easy and will work for so many different projects.  Don't forget to link up your project to the challenge blog.  You have 2 weeks to create using this sketch for a chance to win 7 free digis from Bugaboo!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Friend Challenge at Aud Sentiments

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments. 
 For this challenge you must use the word "friend" on your project.  
We are sponsored by Polka Doodles.
Can't wait to see what you create.