Sunday, March 31, 2013

Color Challenge

At Come and Get It this week we have a wonderful spring color challenge, set out for us by Meighan.  For my card I've used Papillon Potpourri, Stamp set and the Perfectly Penned set. using the color combination to make the butterflies. They are sitting on postage stamp squares put at an angle for diamond shape. The ribbon is the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, and pearls were added to the butterflies.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter into the following challenges
Corrosive Challenge- Spring Fling
Addicted to CAS - Spring
Pumpkin Spice: Spring animals or insects

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sketch time at Holly Jolly

Julie 3-26-13

This week at Holly Jolly we have a sketch for you that Julie came up with.  We are sponsored once again by Bugaboo Stamps. The winner gets their choice of 7 digital stamps,how fun is that.  Anyway, my card is done using the Christmas words Snow stamp, which I coloured using  Stampin up markers Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip.  The papers are from my stash ! Retired from Stampin up. I finished up the card using dazzling diamonds glitter, and Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon.  Now go check out what the other elves have done and enter for your chance to win.  Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sketch week at Come and Get It

Shell  03-24-13
Hi Everyone, this is my card following the sketch this week at Come and Get It. This week we are sponsored by Fred She Said and I've used a pre-colored image from her store, called Holly Hocks.
I have paired it with the Comfort Cafe Designer paper from Stampin Up and I made my strip behind the image using the retired ribbon border punch from Stampin Up. The Greeting is from the Curly Cute set and then added some of the large rhinestones to finish off my card. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anything but a Card for Crafting for All Seasons

For our challenge this week at Crafting for All Seasons, we are sponsored by Bugaboo, and the challenge is to make anything but a card, I've chosen my for my image to use from the sponsor as Bugaboo Brat Big Bow Topper, so I decided to make an Easter Treat Bag with her, Isn't she cute. The Happy Easter stamp is from the Easter Blossoms set from Stampin up. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Focusing on the Sentiments

Meighan's turn to host the Holly Jolly challenge this week, and we are focusing on the sentiments of the season. A great idea, as there are so many beautiful ones out there. Thanks for the challenge Meighan. Anyway for my card I have used the greeting from the More Merry Messages set. The colors are Garden Green, and Ridinghood Red, The embossed layer is using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, the paper is retired and so is the ribbon. Anyway thanks for looking

Sunday, March 17, 2013


This is a card I made the other day for my husband for our 11th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated yesterday.  The champagne glasses from the stamp set Embellished Events,  were stamped then cut out and popped up on dimensions, I used the apothecary accents and cut them out and then paper pierced around the label and on the inside of it, added some gems and the sentiment from teeny tiny wishes, and the card is complete.
Thanks for looking
I will enter this into the following challenges
Dynamic Duos - Color Challenge
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Die Cuts

Babies is the Theme


Babies are the theme this week at Come and Get It, who can resist them, and it is always a pleasure to give a card to a new mom, so they can put it in the new scrapbook for the baby, or just hang on to show them when they are older. I am always being asked to make new ones for people I know to give to others, so I am asking to show us your baby cards. I decided to do a non generic one for my card, as I know most of the time now a days people do know what they are having in advance,  but every now and then you get a couple who have decided they don't want to know and want to be surprised, so this is for them. I have chosen for the image and sentiment on my card are  from the Embellished Events set from Stampin Up. I have also used the 2.5 inch scalloped circle punch and the large delicate doilies die to make the white piece. The image was stamped twice and I cut out the duck the second time to put up on dimensions. The ribbon and background paper are both retired, then the button is from the subtles collection and I used a small piece of baker's twine for the bow. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I've been given an award

ABOUT THE AWARD - this award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you’ve been nominated you in turn award it to blogs that you like to visit that have fewer than 200 followers.  This is to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs. RULES FOR ACCEPTANCE - you must thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award on your blog. Give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers.  Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award.

PAY IT FORWARD - Listed below are five blogs that I like to visit and it would be great if you dropped in on them.

Hi Everyone, It is my honor to receive a great honor from a friend and co challenge design team member Judy - In Search of My Creative Side. She is a lovely person, always does inspiring work and a great team player. Thanks for the award Judy, I really appreciate it.
I'm to pay it forward to some friends of mine, or other people that inspire me to keep creating, I will give them to the following in no particular order. 

My dear friend who I was able to meet for the first time this year, It was with her that Come and Get It and Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges were born. We had been doing challenges for a long time and thought it through and started our own Come and Get It. It was born in April  almost 2 years ago now. Then this past April, wow, almost a year ago we decided to start the Christmas Challenge, since I already do so many Christmas cards, and helps keep me motivated. Thanks Julie. 

A dear sweet friend, we've only known each other a short time, but wow what an impact she's had on my life already. She's sweet, caring and is always a great inspiration to me. We met at a Stampin Up party that I was the demonstrator for, and she has fast become a wonderful friend. She gave me the idea of the Christmas blog and is always quick to give great advice and helpful ideas when asked. 

I've only met Margaret through the blogging world, she's a wonderful lady who inspires everyone with her creative cards and scrapbook layouts, as well as other things. I thank her for inspiring me, and I hope that I may inspire her at times as well.

Another wonderful person I've met and now am a design team member with on Come and Get It as well as Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, She's always got some fresh and fun ideas for the challenges, and is always there to help when needed. Thanks for all you do and for being a great inspiration and friend. 

A new friend that I've met through blogging just recently and is a Guest Designer at Come and Get It until the end of March. I have been thrilled to have her join us for the last few months. I'm inspired by her creations and I will continue to follow her blog to see all the wonderful things she makes after her stay with us, and hope to keep in touch with her through the blogging world.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

White and Bashful Blue

For Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week it is my turn to host it and I'm wanting to see you use White or Vanilla and one other color on your creations this week. I've decided to use Bashful blue. I think it makes for a perfect icy combination. I have used the Snow Flurry Die from Stampin up to make the snowflakes adding the large gems into the center of them. The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, and the background was embossed using the brocade embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I sponged the edges of the white pieces with the bashful blue. The snowflakes were spritzed using bashful blue, rubbing alcohol and frost white shimmer paint, so sparkly, hard to see in the pic, but you can see a little bit in the bottom right snowflake if you look at it close up. Anyway thanks for looking

Sunday, March 10, 2013

From the Recyling Bin

Hi Everyone, Judy has the challenge this week at Come and Get It, and it is to use something on your card from the recyling bin, well I took some newspaper and made the flower on my card, I punched out 5 large scalloped circles, and 4 small ones, and then spritzed them with a combination of alcohol, and re inker, and frost white paint, so it is very sparkly, then sponged on some darker blue around the edges. The brad in the center is one of the antique brads from Stampin Up. The white layer is embossed with the fancy fan folder, then added some retired satin ribbon, and then added the banner, made using the banner framelits and the  itty bitty banner stamp set.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring is in the Air

Over at Crafting for All Seasons this week we have a Spring into Spring Challenge, and what says spring more than bunnies, and flowers and butterflies. Anyway for my card I'm using the Babette Bunny Digital Stamp from Robyn's Fetish the sponsor this week. This little guy was colored with inks and aqua painter and then cut out and mounted, the paper is from the the Domestic Goddess (retired) by Stampin Up. The ribbon and nail heads from my stash, and the greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Christmas Door

Paige is hosting this week at Holly Jolly and the  challenge  is Christmas Greenery, we are sponsored by the lovely Terry-Lynn over at  Fred She Said. If you haven't been there  you should go, she has digital stamps pre-colored, or ones you can color yourself, but she also has cut files, and pin pricking files. Great stuff, anyway I have used her pre-colored wreath on my project, along with the stripes embossing folder, the square lattice folder on the bots that has the trees in it, which by the way are the tops of the trees from the Christmas Lodge set all by Stampin Up. The doors are dies that I got from poppy stamps. great dies and fun to play with. Anyway that's my card for this week. As always thanks for looking and leaving comments.

I will also enter into the following Challenges

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge; Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Challenge

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Anything But A Card for Come and Get It


For this challenge we are sponsored by Bugaboo, and I have used the Circle Sentiment Ava Fairy Special image for the front of a treat box, I used the retired Bella Rose paper and acetate to create the box, and white satin ribbon to using for the tie that holds the lid on a great small box. Thanks for looking
I will also enter it into the following challenges
Totally Gorjuss- Something with Pink
Lady Anne's Challenge- Stamp with anything