Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge

Isn't this a gorgeous color combo. You can find it at Mona's color challenge HERE. I cut little tiles and shaded all the edges with grey and then attached. The flower is cut with a Spellbinder flower. The background is a Spellbinder label #13 also embossed. Grey and pink cut with the Spellbinder lace. Some dyed ribbon a sentiment and butterfly embellies, all stitched onto some lt pink.

Entering Challenges:
Forgotten Scraps: Spring/ Flowers
Oh La La Creations: Pink pink and More Pink
Fresh Brewed: Ribbons & Bows
My Graffico: Anything goes


Hope your week is going well. Yipee it's already Wednesday and the Pixie Cottage Challenge is cute. How easy is that??

This is my cutie. A Baby Boy album for my dear friend Cindy. My last post is a card for her and this album is also for her. The reason they are moving is because their only son who now lives in Texas is having his first child. They have been trying for years and Joy of Joys they have a son due in about 8 weeks. Cindy and Michael want to be near to be able to spend time with their only grandchild.

I decided to make her a paper bag album because I had once made one for her birthday which she still rants about. I used the Waltzingmouse Sketch. Its a pretty simple front page. The red star in embossed with stars and the edges distressed. The Pixie Cottage image is the cute little Blake from Michelles Scrapbooking and More. It is also distressed and attached with a button. I used a zig zag stitch plus a decorative star stitch down the side and punched stars to add some fun down the other side. The edges are also distressed as is the bag itself. Its all tied up with lots of ribbons. I also distressed the gramma, grammpa and star. It has some fun inside pages which I will share later.
Entering Challenges:
Anything Goes: Distressing
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge: Baby Love
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Any thing but a card
Craft You Passion: Male project
Karens Doodles: Masculine
ABC Challenge: O is for ovals
The Paper Variety: Sew Much Fun
Stampavie and More: Welcome

Passionately Artistic

Passionately Artistic is have a Anything Goes Challenge today. Stop by and join in the fun.I have used one of Heart Song Digis. This daffodil is one of the birth flower series for the month of March. My image is watercolored, cut out and faux stitched then mounted on a a nestie. Smaller nesties were used for the medallions on each side and then a button center attached. The base has three panels stitched on and the a big bow attached.

Entering Challenges:
Annabelle Stamps: Say it in yellow
Card Makin Mamas: Birthday
Totally Gorjuss: Check it out
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use dies
Card Cupids: Buttons and bows
The Shabby Tea Room: Buttons Bows
High Hope Stamps: Female Birthday
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Birthday
Squigglefly: D ...for digital daffodil
Flourish Timeless Tuesday: Birthday

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stampin Sisters in Christ

Peggy at Stampin' Sisters in Christ chose the scripture Exodus 8:9-11. Her challenge is to use green for your creations. My stitched tag has a top cut with a nestie. One of my favorite scriptures is also distressed & cut with a nestie and layered onto some distressed vintage print. Made a flower with punched layers and added the sparkly leaves and a hand dyed ribbon.Supplies: Bazzill, SU, vintage papers, Spellbinders Nestabilites #8 &16, scalloped die, flower punch, green jewels, dyed ribbon and glitter leaves.

Entering Challenges:
Incy Wincy: Dies and punches
I Did it Creations: Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes
The Paper Variety: Sew much Fun


Good Morning are you ready for a new THROWDOWN today?? Our new challenge is 3D and our sponsor is FLOURISHES. They have many products for your stamping needs and some lovely stamp sets you can find HERE. The one I'm using today is the Nasturtiam Set .Don't you just love nasturtiams with their cheery little flowers and the way the cool round leaves lift themselves up to the sun. To do something different I made a spring card. Made several punched edges and then stitched them for the base. I stamped, water colored and cut out several of one of the flowers and then layered it and foam dotted on the base with a leaf. On the other side I cut out a couple layers with a nestie and added the sentiment.

My dear friend Cindy is moving next week so this is for her. Happy for her but will sure miss her.

For the center I used a corner punch to make a couple layers to matt the image onto.The orange layer was run thru the embossing folder. The image is water colored and a few of the flowers cut out and pop dotted up for some added dimension. The butterfly is one of the HEART SONG DIGIS
Supplies: Bazzill and Stampin Up papers, Dotted Swiss embossing folders, MS zig zag and corner loop punches and Spellbinder label #14.

Entering Challenges:
Lexi's Creations: Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Flowers everywhere
Woodware USA: A shaped card
One Stitch at a Time: Anything but a square
Stamptacular Sunday: SOS..some one special
Kaboodle Doodles: Break Tradition...spring card
Your Next Stamp: Paper piecing
Whoopsi Daisy: Someone special

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heart Song Designs Digis.... New Releases

Today we have two new fun whimsical designs being released. Be sure to stop by Heart Song Designs HERE. Leah has also added some precolored digis to her line.The fun little star flowers has lots of fun possibilities for sentiments to use with it. I'm giving this to a friend so just used the thinking of you. My images are water colored. I'm trying to whittle down my scrap box so that is what I used. The MS punch for a little edging, some buttons, bow and stitching for some embellies. The shamrock one would be perfect for a St. Patty card. Actually my dh's birthday is March 15th so this one will be his birthday card. Scraps from the box a little stitching, button and ribbon for a simple card.

Entering Challenges:
Allsorts: Inspired by nature
A Gem of a Challenge: Buttons, bows, bead, brads
One Stop Craft:Birthday
Sugar Creek Hollow: Buttons & Bows
Totally Paper Crafts: Do it with Digis
4Crafty Chicks: Fairy Angel Butterfly
Paper Crafting Jo
urney:Anything goes
Shelly's Images: Show us what you got

Heart Song Designs Digis

Did you know the iris is the birth flower for the month of February.My image is from Leah's Heart Song Designs. You can read her story and purchase this and many more digis HERE.
I water colored the iris and then cut out with the Spellbinder Label # 14 and matted on the scalloped oval. My dp is from Stampin Up. The ribbon was dyed and then lace, buttons and stickl
e dots were added. The flower in the center of the bow is actually a button. I like round cards and think they are a fun break from square and rectangles.
Entering Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas: Happy Birthday
Fairy Knoll: Happy Birthday/thank you
If the Shoe Fits: Happy Birthday
Stampin with the Dragon: Birthday Birthday
Tellens's Place: Birthdays
Paper Romance: Buttons, Ribbons & Lace
Pixie Dust Studio: Don't be a Square
Dutch Dard Card: Sparkle, glitter or bling

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Pixie Cottage is looking for embossing this week. I used the swirl and dotted swiss embossing folders for my card. My image is the cute Catasticat Kite by Artish found here. My image is water colored and I stamped a second kite and ties then cut them out and attached with foam for some dimension. Stitched my layers together onto a scrap striped dp.

Entering Challenges:
Karens Doodles: Animal Friends
Top Tip Tuesday: Stitch it Up
Color Throwdown:Lt green, dk green & ballet blue
Your Next Stamp: Paper piecing
Woodware USA: Embossing
My Grafico: Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Free and Easy

Passionately Artistic

Passionately Artistic is having an open challenge. I have orange, red, yellow and pink hibiscus in my yard each with a different kind of blossom. I decided to use my hibiscus stamp for this card.

I water colored my image and then used chalks to shade around it. The rust cs was punched with a ek success corner punch, the image inserted and stitched.

Entering Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Spring flowers
Saturday Challenge:
A stamped flower
The Creative Cottage:Fabulous Florals
Forgotten Scraps: Spring Flowers
Miami Doodles Digital: Flower Card

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


For our challenge this week we want to see pocket cards. Lots of possibilities with this one. I chose to fold my dp over to form a pocket. I stitched around the whole thing then added the stickle dots. The sentiment was ran thru a dotted folder and matted on the yellow and then onto the doily. The flower was made with layers and a jewel center. A tag for the inside was layered and another flower added to it. My butterfly is from Heart Song Digis found here.

I also followed Mona's color challenge found here. Aren't these colors just the most delicious!! I love this combo.

Entering challenges:
OLLCB: For someone Special
Papertake Weekly: Putting on the Glitz
One Stitch at a Time: Make it pretty
Miami Doodles Digital: Flower Card
Paper Cutz: Butterfly, bees, ladybugs
Phindy's Place: Think Spring
Stampin with the Dragon: Anything goes
Aly's Sunday: Bling it up
I Did it Creations: Bling it up
Catch the Bug: A Different Fold
All Sorts: All about the Sentiment
Digital Tuesday: Die Cuts

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart Song Designs Digis.... New Releases

Jasper with a Bone

Butterfly Duet ................You will find both of the new images plus many more at Heart Song Designs HERE.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge

I'm Playing along with Mona's Color Challenge this week.

Using the colors from Mona's Challenge I started with a brown base and stitched on a triangular piece of dp. Shabbied up the doily, hearts, calender and sentiment. Made a big flower with a button center and some leaves. Punched some hearts of my vintage papers, cut the pink and brown scalloped squares out with Spellbinders dies and ran the pink thru the embossing folder. Dyed a little ribbon for a bow and hung the tag from it.

Supplies:SU papers, paper doily, vintagel buttons, heart punches,dotted swiss embossisng folder, Spellbinders Scalloped squares and Label#13, vintage papers and hand dyed ribbon.

Entering Challenges:
AIF Factory:Valentines/Love
C.R.A.F.T.: Valentines
CCEE Stampers: Dry Embossing
Cute Card Thursday: Flowers and Hearts
Delightful: Get Punchy
Pals Paper Arts: Vintage
Rainbow Ladys:Its all about Love
Ellephantastic Challenge: Love

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Pixie Cottage Challenge is to use ribbon, so bust out the ribbons and join us. My talented teammates have some fabulous inspiration so stop by and check them out. I used the new Pixie Cottage Pleasant Porch image by Artish, and isn't it a perfect spot for Tilda to sit?

A step card was the best way to show my great porch background stamp found at Michelles Scrapbooking & More. BTW she also has the newest Spellbinders releases for preorder right now. My image is mounted on black and the top punched with a MS daisy punch then ran the ribbon thru. The image and Tilda is watercolored. The next step has a green strip punched with a deep MS punch. The daisys were punched and layered and added and a scalloped embossed black edge added.The first step has the sentiment that I added a daisy punch to each end and the tied on buttons.

Entering Challenges:
Sweet Stampin: Spring Flowers
Little Claire's Designs: Anything goes
Catch the Bug: Anything goes
Pile it On: Bright and Breezy
Pear Tree Designs: Free for all
The Cuttlebug Spot: Step Card
Craft You Passion: Anything goes

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Passionately Artistic

Since February is the Love month we are looking for Valentines at Passionately Artistic.My card is a very simple traditional red, pink and white Valentine card. Lots of Hearts, punched, cut out, embossed and stitched. The border punch is MS arches.

Entering Challenges:
Stamps R Us: Love/Valentines
Stamp with Fun: Love
Paper Playtime: Cupids or Hearts
Incy Wincy: Love
Cupcake Craft: Seeing Red
Crafty Cardmakers:Hearts
The Crazy Challenge: Lots of Love
Oldie But A Goodie: Add Hearts

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Heart Song Designs Digis....Two Cards

I have a couple cards made with the new Heart Song Digis. Leah and her husband are now in the process of adopting another son from Ethiopia. Leah illustrated for Sweet n Sassy but now decided to open her own digi store to help with the costs. She has lots of wonderful digital images and is adding more. If you don't like coloring she will also be offering some precolored ones. Take time to visit the Inspirational Blog and her online Store Here.
I made my first Valentine with non traditional colors and the Heart Song Image called Ana and Flowers. I water colored it and then cut out with a Spellbinder Label 16. The dots were made with dimensional paint and then mounted on the two layers of aquas. The dp was water colored and stamped with the little heart background then stitched around. The sentiment was cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped over and foam mounted.\

Entering Challenges:
Pennys Paper Crafty: Hearts a flutter
Prarie Fairy Friday: For a Sweetheart
Fussy & Fancy: red or pink
Simply Create: Give your heart Away
The Crafty Purple Frog: Valentines Day/Romance
Stamp Insanity: A non traditional Valentine card

My second card uses the Cardinal in a Tree. I found this scrap of yellow plaid and thought it would be perfect with my little cardinal. I used a decorative stitch to attach it. The image is water colored and cut out with a Spellbinder scalloped oval and matted on a yellow ran thru the dotted swiss folder. The sentiment in cut out with a Spellbinder label 14 and attached with some raffia.

Entering Challenges:
Charisma Cardz: No embellies

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Layout of my granddaughter at the park. We went a couple different days and her dad met us there for lunch. She has so much fun feeding the ducks. She wanted them to come with her but of course they just wanted to get the food and swim away. :)
I tore my paper and rolled it to form a frame and a bow, used Spellbinder flower nesties to make the big flowers, cut out leaves and tore out a piece of a song "In the Park". I used a MS punch for the outer layer. I used Brazill, Basic Grey and My Minds Eye papers. Finished it off with premade letters for her name. I cut all the photos out with Spellbinders label 18 then tore the green paper to fit around them.
Entering Challenges:
Sew Many Cards: Anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Blue & Green
C.R.A.F.T.: A roll of the dies

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Can you believe its already Wednesday??Our Pixie Cottage Challenge is buttons. Im sure you can find a button or 2 and you will be good to go. My sweet Hannah Swinging image is water colored and cut out. You can find lots of great stamps and digis over at Michelles Scrapbooking & More. I scruffed up the edges of the papers and stitched a few layers. The scalloped edge is one side of the Spellbinder scalloped frame. The sentiment and matt are cut from two Spellbinder flower nesties then foam dotted on and all the buttons are all tied with some ribbon dyed to match the dp.

Entering Challenges:
Corrosive: Button it Up
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Blue & Green
Sew Many Cards: Green
Stamping for the Weekend: Getting Warmed up
Stamptacular: Whateva
The ABC: N for Nesties
My Grafico: Anything goes
For Fun: Winter or Summer??....summer
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything goes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two Posts for Today

I'm very excited to have been asked to join the new Heart Song Design Team. Leah owner/illustrator has decided to opened her own digi store Heart Song Designs. Leah has adopted a son from Etheopia and is in the process of adopting another. All the proceeds will be used to get her son home. She is adding to it almost daily. Be sure to stop by the new Heart Song Inspirations Blog for a peak at all the wonderful creations the rest of the team has made. My lovely image is the Anemone which I water colored and cut out with a scalloped oval nestie. The gate card has embossed panels on the front framed in blue. Little blue fleur de lis surround the image. My card is tied shut with a big blue ribbon/bow with a B&W button. ON FRIDAY evening at 7:pm central time Heart Song Designs will be having a Grand Opening Party at Crafters Digital Art Center. Come join us and there will be some freebies for you!
Entering Challenges:
Our Daily Bread: Blues
Southern Girls: Dry Embossing
Paper Take Weekly: Anything/ flowers
Magical Monday: Flowers

Fun at Fairy Knoll: Flowers

For Tuesday Throwdown Challenge today...

Yes it's Tuesday Throwdown today and our challenge is one you all can join in on. It is stitching real or faux. Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor this week. The cute little image is called Lucy Valentine. They have a nice variety of images to chose from so stop by and browse. My card doesnt have to many elements. I water colored the cute image and attached to a very pretty dp that has lots of texture and glitz. The strip has a punched looped edge and added the white dots at the intersections. Did some meandering stitching around the card and stitched on the little stamped strip. Stop by and visit my teammates, they have some great inspiration for you.
Entering Challenges:
Paper Sundaes: Valentines

Marks Finest Papers: Valentines
Charisma Cardz: Valentines/Love
Some Odd Girl: Scallops
Craft Your Days Away:Love
Lexi's Creations: Valentines
The Cheerful Stamp Pad:Be My Valentine