Thursday, March 31, 2011

My card is for Mona's Color Challenge. The dp is from My Minds Eye it stitched on and just right for the challenge.A little lace was also stitched on. The flower petals are cut out of organza and tulle, stitched together and a button center added. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse and cut with a label #4 and matted. A flourish and leaves for the flower complete the card.
Entering Challenges: Creative Belli: Think Seamstress
Clear it out Stamps:Flowers Flowers
High Hopes Stamps: Use Fabric
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Handmade Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes+A handmade flower
The Stamping Boutique: Handmade flower
Little R
ed Wagon: Use Fabric
Anything Goes: Make your own embellies

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stephanie's Suprise Birthday Blog Hop

Digi Design House and Heart Song Designs are partnering to give our teamie Stephanie Serrano a SURPRISE Birthday Hop today. Just stop by each blog and leave a comment and then be sure to stop by Stephanies and wish her a Happy Birthday HERE, let her know that Davi sent you. :) Michelle will be giving away blog candy to the lucky one drawn from the comments.

I'm giving Stephanie a card is made using the Heart Song Digi Ana and Flower image. It has been water colored and cut out with a Spellbinder beaded circle. Dotted with some stickles. Stamped the sentiment and cut out with Spellbinder scalloped oval and stickled. The striped dp was stitched on. The scalloped sides were cut out, embossed and stitched on. Little bows were tied thru the holes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHANIE :)

If you didn't start out at Michelle's you can go back to her blog below and continue from there. This is the order below.

1. Michelle Single –

2. Shelly Scott -

3. Chris Dickinson -

4. Dee Pritschet -

5. DDH Blog -

6. Paula-Kay Bourland -

7. Teresa Jenkins -

8. Debra Miller -

9. Katrina Benton -

10. Davi Long Reid - ME


Since I have several posts today I am going to combine these two. My first card is for our Pixie Cottage Challenge which is stitching. It can be real or faux so you all can join in. My image is a rose by Artish found here. I used a decorative stitch around the striped dp and then two more decorative leaf stitches between the stripes. Faux stitching around the image. The rose is water colored and cut out with a Spellbinder scalloped oval and matted on another. A punched a strip with the Ms looped punch and added the embossed center behind the image. Three little flowers with jewel centers and satin bow finish it. I was shocked when I went to post, in this pic the pinks look awful together they look great in person can't explain it.

This Second Post is for Passionately Artistic
For Passionately Artistic we are continuing our Spring flower theme. I love this lily image which I water colored and cut out.The spots on the lily are stickled. I matted the on a black and orange for a bold look. Some stitching and a sentiment to finish it off.

Entering Challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday: Nature inspired
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Sparkles Forum: Springtime
Totally Gorjuss: Spring has Sprung

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Our challenge here at Tuesday Throwdown is one of my favs Florals. Our sponsor this week is the Pixie Cottage. My image is one of the new releases by Artish found at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. Two images were water colored and then one cut out and pieced over the first for dimension. It is cut with a Spellbinders label # 2. The little images were also water colored, cut out and added to the little circles for each corner

The dp is basic grey stamped with a daisy stamp and stitched on. The tag is cut out with a Spellbinder Label #17 and stamped with a generic HB stamp. Some dyed ribbon and dew drops complete the card.

Entering Challenges:
Stamps R Us : Celebrate Spring
Creative Cowgirls: Spring/Easter
Stamptacular Sunday: kids
Bee Crafty: Spring Florals

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heart Song Designs Sketch Challenge

Stop by Sketchs with Heart and join us this week. I have used the sweet image Chicks Parades found Here. Both images were water colored and attached to pieces embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment was cut with the Spellbinder beaded circles.

I used ribbon, bow and buttons for embellies

Entering Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Stitching
Sew Many Cards: Spring Fling
Wee Memories: Anything Goes
Colour Create: Pastels
Card Making Mamas: Animals
Stamping with the Dragon: Bring on Spring
Polka Doodles: Spring has Sprung
Phindy's Place: All about Animals
Stamping Insanity:Punch it Out

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I've made this for Mona's beautiful color challenge. I dyed ribbons different shades for the challenge and made the wrapped flowers. Punched the edge with the Ms punch and added the spring poem cut out with a Spellbinder scalloped oval. I didnt have any lace so used the paper doilies to create the lace around the poem. A little stitching, bow, some pearls, jewels and buttons used for some embellies.Entering Challenges:
For Fun: Flowers and Sentiment focal point
Fresh Brewed: 2 or more embellies
The Creative Cottage: Spring has Sprung
A Spoonful of Sugar: Flowers, pearls, ribbons and rhinestones
Clear it out: Buttons
Creative Stamp Friends: Spring
Going Grey Scrap Creations: Spring has Sprung
Paper Playtime: Choice #1 Purple & green main colors
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Three or more buttons
Anything Goes: Make your own embellies


Wohoo its Wednesday! Are you ready for the new Pixie Cottage Challenge? It is Sparkle! Get out your jewels, stickles, glitter and go for it!! I went for the easy stickles bottles :) My image is the girly girl image Fairy Molly by Eileen Gutierrez found at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More Store.
First I water colored her, stickled up her dress, wings, all the little flowers and then cut out with a Spellbinders scalloped oval. Next I cut a piece of the lavender and did some diagonal embossing. After I rounded the bottom I used the MS hydrangea punch and went around 3 sides then stickled the flower centers. Next was to cut out the purple banner, stickle and attached the sentiment. Lastly dyed some purple ribbon made a bow and added the jewel to the center

Next I made a gate card with a white base and stitched on the pretty little lavender print, did the edge with the Ms scalloped punch and added the scalloped ovals. Used some misc flower punches to make the little flowers for them. I attached the flap with image from the back to come over the top to act as a closure instead of tying it with a ribbon.

For the inside I embossed a piece with dotted swiss folder, added some decorative corners and stamped the sentiment on another piece cut with the Spellbinder oval. Attached another flower.

Entering Challenges:
Gingerloft: Die cuts and punches
Incy Wincy Designs: Embossing
Everybody art: Happy Birthday
Paper Sundaes: Embossing
Shannon's Sentiments: Unusual Fold
One Stop Craft: Plenty of Bling
Crafty Creations: In Stitches
Karen's Doodles:More than one Fold
My Time to Craft: Ladies Day

Passionately Artistic

So happy its Wednesday how about you?? We are still celebrating spring here at Passionately Artistic. So jump in and show us your spring creation. Pretty simple card today. I have lots of hibiscus in my yard so chose one of my hibiscus images and water colored it, punched some decorative corners, faux stitched, edged with some pink, added jewels in the corners and mounted. I added a little stickes to the stamens. Tore a piece of the pink, stamped the sentiment and attached with brads. Used a Spellbinders scalloped border and threaded some dyed ribbon thru it.
Entering Challenges:
House of Gilli: Pastel colors with bling
Make it Mondays: Anything goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Pastels
Stamp with fun: Spring
Stamps R Us: Celebrate Spring
Amber's Crafts and Stuff: Die Cuts
Creative Cottage: Spring has Sprung
Aly's Sunday:Spring
I Did it Creations:Spring

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hope your week is off to a good start! Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is anything but a card. That opens the door for a ton of possibilities. Our sponsor this week is Sugar Creek Hollow. They have lots of great images you can find Here. I used the March Daffodils and the Call me beautiful butterfly images they sent. It was our Pastor's moms birthday yesterday so I made a little mini album of Scriptures. I'm showing the front of the little Mini Album but there are so many pics I made a little slide show you can view the rest of the pages if you like. I used lots of scrap papers and cut the images up to use on some of the pages. I used the butterfly on the front and back covers. Plenty of faux stitching as I could go faster LOL.

Entering Challengs:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Goes/ Blog Hop
The Crazy Challenge: No Square Cards
Creative Friends: Spring
Hapileigh Scrappin':Spring Has Sprung
Magical Monday: A Shaped Card
A Gem of a Challenge: Anything but a Square

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Heart Song Designs Sketch Challenge

Heart Song Designs is now holding a Sketch Challenge on Sundays and we would love to have you join us! You do not have to use a Heart Song Image. I have used one of the new releases Picket Fence w/ Tulips. You can stop by HERE to check all the great digis.

FYI we will be doing monthly releases and to kick of this new change we will be having a Blog
Hop on April 1-2. Mark your calendars and come for a visit just leave a comment at each blog and you will be entered for the drawing...The entire release!

I decided I would get a jump on Mother's Day so this is my second one. My Image is water colored, cut in a arched shape and edges distressed.The image is attached to the scalloped fan shape then the EK Sucess punched edge add. Thought the checks were fun with the tulips. All the edges were distressed then it was stitched on. The scalloped layers were embossed with the dotted folder then a embossed brown strip added. Dyed some ribbon for a bow and attached with a button.

Entering Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away: Mom/Special lady
Easy Craft Projects: For MUM
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything goes & Blog Hop
Crafty Catz Weekly: Mother's Day
Res-Q-Challenge: Be a surgeon..stitching sewing bows
The Stamp Man: Mother's Day/Floral
Totally Paper Crafts: Add Buttons

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Passionately Artistic

Passionately Artistic is looking forward to warm weather so our theme is Spring. We have some wonderful inspiration for you so drop by and join us.

I do not know if there is a name for this very simple type of card. I have stitched several layers together and then folded one over and cut it in half then stitched two more layers inside. The little white area is to write on. On the outside I used this little dragonfly image as they always remind me of spring. It is cut out with a Spellbinder label#13 then foam dotted it and attached to larger cut out to make a tag with a little ribbon.The sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinder Lacey square. Some dots on the edge and a button for a closure.

Entering Challenges:
Anything Goes: Die Cuts
Tip Top Tuesday: Happy Birthday
My Grafico: Anything goes
Stampavie and More: Spring
The paper Shelter: Spring Fling
Truly Scrumptious: Tag it
The Paper Shelter: Spring Florals
Creative Cottage: Spring has Sprung


Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day so our Challenge is GREEN. So bring out your green and show us your creations. I went for a pretty simple card. Using one of the newer images Window Seat by Artish. The kitty sitting in the window has such a wistful look. I water colored the image

then stitched it onto the green and foam dotted onto My Minds Eye Floral base. That was stitched onto the white along with the ribbon. Some buttons and a bow for some embellies.

Entering Challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Aly's Sunday: Anything goes
The Crafty Pad: Use Buttons
Easy Craft Projects: Green
Card Makin' Mamas: Something green
Delicious Doodles: Green
Phindy's Place: Thinking of You

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Here it is Tuesday already and time for another's lace today. I had issues with blogger last night. I couldnt pre schedule did the post twice and it posted immediately both times so had to wait till this morning!! You can stop by and see the rest of the teams great cards for some inspiration. Our Sponsor is Prairie Fairy Designs and they generously gave the team all of our wonderful images. Be sure to stop by and see their great selection. Hope you pop on over and join us.

My card was made with a pretty green leaf and floral print and a solid. The two pieces were stitched together and then stitched onto the white base. My pretty image is water colored and cut out with a Spellbinder label #2 then attached with the foam dots. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder label #4 and foam dotted on. The flowers were made with dyed seam binding twisted and wound around.

Entering Challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Spring has sprung
Card Cupids: Green
Gingerloft: Use those flowers
Sentimental Sundays: Go green
Woodware USA: Spring is coming
There's Magic in the Air: Monochromatic
Squigglefly: Spring theme
The Shabby Tea Room: Birthday Celebration
karens Doodles: Go green
Sugar Creek Hollow: Handmade flowers
Creative Stamp Friends: Lace

Monday, March 14, 2011

Heart Song Inspirations is now going to have a sketch challenge every Sunday. I've been out of town so didn't get a card done but you can pop on over to the Inspirations blog here to join in.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Its Wednesday and time for another Challenge here at The Pixie Cottage. Our theme this week is Easter and/or a sketch. You can choose to do one or the other or both. Im using two sweet images Buffy Bunny with Easter basket and Buffy with Chick. I water colored each one. Cut the small one out with the Spellbinder label #8 and matted, the large image was attached to my pretty little print, then made a frame with Spellbinder Scalloped loop square and foam dotted over it.

The flowers were punched with a little marvy daisy punch embossed and layered with Ms punched leaves.

Entering Challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Stitching
KB Cute Monday: Use Pink
Lexi's Creations: Easter
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Spring Colors
Incy Wincy Designs: Pastel Colors
Lollipop Crafts: Critters

Passionately Artistic

Passionately Artistic is looking for a St. Patrick creation. I have used one of the fun Heart Song Digis. It is water colored and the ran thru the dotted swiss embossing folder and attached to a base of green. The top panel was also embossed and the shamrocks were made with embossed hearts.The folded over closure edge was punched with a MS edge punch and buttons added

A little St Patty's saying and some more embossing, stitching and shamrocks finish the inside.

Entering Challenges:
Scrap-Creations: Going Green
House of Gilli: Green
Karens Doodles: Go Green
Paper Playtime: Digi/Anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room: Luck of the Irish
Crafty Hos': St. Patricks theme
Crafty Emma's: St Patricks/Good Luck
Little Red Wagon:St Patricks green

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Good Morning Everyone hope you week is staring off well. Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is scraps.... reeaaaally scraps! Now if I had done a card it would have been easier but I'm trying to finish up another recipe album and was determined to make this recipe page. Of course my Big boxful of scraps sure didnt work with what I wanted to do sooo had to change the plan. Since the recipe is asparagus I wanted lots of green but the scrap colors were not cooperating much on that either. Blessed are the flexible they shall not break, have you heard that one before??

Well I had this dotted green scrap but had to place my pocket in that spot as there was a chunk out just slightly smaller than the pocket. I love this image even though it has veggies other than the recipe ingredients. I water colored it and stitched it onto the green. I used the textured kraft paper scrap down the side and added some buttons and some of the ingredients I drew and water colored. These books are filled will family recipes for my daughters and niece.

The recipe is mounted onto a multicolored stripe with a little tag top to pull it out with. The recipe name was put onto a checked scrap..... this turned out to be a Real Challenge LOL

Entering Challenges:
Stamps R Us: In the Kitchen
Craft your Passion: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Green
Squigglefly: Grateful for green
The Corrosive: Going Green
City Crafter: In my Pocket

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Pics

Thought I would share a few pics from my corner of the world. It is beautiful weather here in the Southwest desert. I spent some time weeding, trimming and just enjoying the wonderful weather. There was lots of sun and as I was working I notice the wonderful textures and shadows so grabbed the camera. BE sure to go to the bottom as I have saved the BEST for last!!

A couple sunflowers came up in the peas and their cheery faces are lifted to greet the sun.

One of the bell peppers ripening, had some water drops on it.

The bright yellow flowers on the tomatoes were such a cool compliment to the green leaves

This one of my fun cactus covered with tons of babies. The way the sun was hitting on this one almost makes it look like a flower doesnt it??

Check these out~~~
The Hummers were twitting and diving about and suddenly I notice one flying into the tree and WOW there was a nest. Is this toooo cool of a shot of her on the little nest. It is not even as big as your thumb. Look how perfectly woven it is. My camera doesnt have a lot of zoom power so I got on a ladder to get a closer shot.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Heart Song Designs Digis.... Newest Releases

Todays Heart Song Designs release is a beautiful tulip and a fun flower set....Bloom Trimmers.

I water colored the tulip then cut out and put onto the scalloped oval.Made some punched strips, dotted and attached to the top. Water colored a strip of smaller tulips and attached onto the base with some scallops that I dotted. Made a double button stop for the top then dyed some ribbon, added a button and also made a tiny tulip for the HB tag. Thats the fun thing about digis you can make all sizes.

For my next project I used the flower set to decorate a picture frame for my 3 year old granddaughter. Her daddy deployed to Afghanistan 3 weeks ago but 5 days after he got there his father died unexpectedly and he had to come home. He just left again yesterday so this frame is for her to put a pic of her and her daddy in. This set is so versatile it could be used for embellies on card or on a variety of others projects etc!!
I printed out several pages and water colored them. There is a third flower which I didn't use on this project. I bought a UGLY frame at the dollar store, sanded and painted it white. Cut everything out and added some glitter to them. I layered the flowers for some fun dimension.

Added the butterflies with some little flying trails and the faux stitching around the inside and there you go a cute little girlie frame.

Entering Challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Isaiah 40:7 Scripture~~ Stamped Flowers
Aly's Sunday: Anything goes
The Cheerful Stamper: Anything but a card..picture frame/ Is it Spring yet..card
Bee Crafty:Spring florals/must use a digi
Shelly's Images:Lots of layers

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Heart Song Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to you all....Today I've made a card using one of the Heart Song Digis. The is one of the birth flower series, Morning Glories for the month of September. I love blue morning glories with their cheery little faces, so I water colored mine blue. I matted it on a blue that I embossed. Some blue stitching and a lace bow for a really simple card. Over at the Heart Song Inspiration Blog each day you will find one of the teams lovely creations, so take a peak. Leah is adding weekly to her store so stop by and shop shop shop! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the latest releases.
Entering Challenges:
Simply Create: Flower Power
4 Crafty Chicks: Stitching
The Rubber Cafe: Sew Fun
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of Spring
C.R.A.F.T. : Mothers Day

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Over at Mona's color challenge you will find beautiful team cards using this lovely color combo.

I layered the pink green and white and stitched all three layers. The middle one is embossed and tulle gathered and attached. I used a pretty Heart Song Image called Wedding Bouquet to color. I had these pretty little lace flowers I added and put a little stickles in their center.

Here is a close up of the pretty image. I cut it out and attached to the card.Entering Challenges:
Scrapbook Sisters: Spring
Fresh Brewed: Pink and paper piecing
ABC: P is for pink
By The Cute and Girly: Springtime
Sir Stampalot: Spring is in the Air

Passionately Artistic

Can you believe its already March?? Passionately Artistic is having A Spring Flowers Wednesday. You can choose what you would like to make. I do love those easels and thats what I chose to do. It is warming up here in the desert and everything is starting to bud out. Soon it will be pretty and green for a while before the heat scorches it so I chose something very springy.

If you visit my blog very often you have probably figured out I LOVE flowers. They are so beautiful and they fasinate me. They come in the most amazing colors, shapes and sizes. Birds, butterflies, bugs and animals feast on some part of them, and I do love to use them in salads or stuff some of them. They are spicy, colorful and fun. Sooooooo with that non pertinent info here are some closer up pics of parts of my card.

Used a couple colors for the leaves so they didn't all blend together. The punched butterflies and flowers have stickles on them for a bit of shimmer. Dyed my ribbon to match. Stitched on the lace and added purple jewels.

Wish you could see these beads in person. They look ho hum in the photo they are kind of clear yet not see thru with the most beautiful iridescent sheen that reflects the purple. Used purple and lavender buttons for the stop.

My favorite colors are greens and purples. I made some big flowers and a few little ones. I water colored the butterflies and glittered them up a bit.

Supplies: SU and My Minds Eye papers, lace, buttons, gems and beads from stash, MS butterfly & zig zag punch, no name flower punch, Spellbinder flower and Label # 4 nesties and Sherrod Studio Butterflies.

Entering Challenges:
Bling it On: Anything goes
Bearly Mine: Happy Birthday
Wild Orchid: Anything goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Favorites...Flowers
Bunny Zoes: Spring Flowers
Incy Wincy: Spring is in the Air
Lexi's Creations: Flowers
Pink Elephant: Button, bows and lace
Allsorts: Make your own flowers
Crafty Emmas Challenge: Flowers & Flutterbys
Crazy 4 Challenges: Flowers
One Stop Craft: Spring flowers
Fab 'n' Funky: Spring into Action
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle: An Easel Card
Inky Impressions: Easel Card


So glad that it is Wednesday how about you? Do live where it cold and longing for spring?? Well today at The Pixie Cottage we are looking for those spring cards. I made a simple card using one of The Pixie's new images by Artish called the Wishing Well found at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. Flower always say spring is here so added a few to go with my well, after all it will be watering them.
Using SU papers I stitched on the green leaf print base then stitched the layered panels. The image is water colored and cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped nestie. The sentiment was stamped and matted and the buttons were tied on with some jute.

My big flower was made with punched layers and the small ones with layers of rough cut circles cut in thin pieces.

Entering Challenges:
Everybody Art: Spring
High Hopes Stamps: Female Birthday
Craft Your Passion: Girly Girl
Dream Valley:Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge: Here comes Spring
Die Cut Dreams: Spring Garden Scene
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: At least 3 buttons
I Did it Creations: Punches & Dies

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This week at Tuesday Throwdown our challenge is Tag It. Use a tag on your creation and stop by to join us. Our sponsor this week is Robins Fetish Digital Stamps and More and the strawberry image was perfect timing. My boss gave me some strawberries to do something with because they weren't sweet. So I sugared them up and made some Stawberry Sauce.

I used the image on my card and a shrunk up version on the recipe card. Should have made a smaller one for my tag but had a different plan with a larger tag to start with. My images were water colored and I stitched around the edge of the card. A fun little project that is simple and cheery.
I drew the image onto my fabric with a color fast pen and colored it to match the card. Probably would have looked better had I should have stitched the edge of the fabric in red. But you know there is always something you could change. LOL
If you are interested here is a close up of the recipe. Very simple but the sauce makes a great topping for ice cream, cheesecake or cake.
Supplies: SU paper, scrap fabric, Scalloped rectangle nestie Label #10 and Scalloped lace square nestie and misc ribbon.

Entering challenges;
KB Cute Monday: Anything goes/Use a digi
Paper Playtime: Anything goes w/ digi
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Anything but a card...jar cover & recipe card
The Crafty Pad: Something yummy for your tummy
Sentimental Sundays: Sentiment & anything goes
Marks Finest Papers: Food
Stamp Fairy: Anything but a card
Secret Crafter: Sweet Treats