Sunday, May 29, 2016

Kiss the Cook

Our latest CAS challenge over at The Outlawz is a BBQ theme. My mind immediately went to this Doodle Pantry set, BBQ Birdie. Yes, I used the color version because it's such a time saver. Plus, I could never color this good myself!! Join us for some clean and simple fun this week over at The Outlawz.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Just a Note

We have a new challenge this week over at Catch the Bug - use this photo of this beautiful birdie for your inspiration. 

Here's my card, using the sweet Bugaboo image Bird Greetings - Just a Note. My inspiration came from the bird and the color palette. I found an old pattern paper pack from my Stampin' Up days and thought how perfect with the yellows and greens. Now it's your turn to find you inspiration and share it with us at Catch the Bug.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Well all that stress I was having the past few weeks has left me sick and unable to get crafty!!! Just can't catch a break! Well last night I actually made it into my craft room and created this gatefold card using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. The pre-colored imaged, sentiment and paper comes from Freda's Flower Basket by Imagine That. There's a Memorial Day sale going on at Imagine That - save 30% on orders of $10 or more. So head on over with your shopping list and start saving!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Go Team!

Computer troubles have made me late getting my card posted for today's Oldie But Goodie over at Catch the Bug. I've been glued to the TV with baseball and hockey going on right now. Being from Pittsburgh means I'm rooting for the Pirates and the Penguins! Of course I had to go with out beloved black and gold colors too on my card where I used AKV Too Baseball - Batter from Bugaboo. The Penguins are in the semi-finals for the Stanley Cup...Let's Go Pens!!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gimme the Beach!!

I'd much rather be at the beach than putting up with the snow, yes I said snow, we had Sunday!! And of course it had to happen during my son's baseball game!!! Our beach vacation is scheduled for mid July...and I can't wait!!! My card uses from Beach Blanket Girl and Beach Combers paper, both from Imagine That. While the image was still in the die after cutting it out, I sponged on some tan and blue inks to remind me of the clear blue sky and warm sand. Awwwww, the joys of summer!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Soldier Sam

Last week Imagine That had a new release of some pretty sweet digi sets. I had the privilege to create with Soldier Sam. Perfect to mail off and say thank you to any service man you may know. Kris also designed a female set, Soldier Sarah. What's a new release without a giveaway?!!! Today over at the Creative Playground, find out if you're a winner of one of the newly released sets from last week. It could be you!!!!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Poodles of Fun

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Anything Goes challenge goin' on over at Love to Scrap. I dug through my pile of printed off digis and look what I found...this cutie image and sentiment from the Doodle Pantry set Poodles of Fun. I love all the different colors these poodles come in!! Surprise, I didn't print off the digital papers included in the set, went for some pattern paper scraps instead. Sure hope you can join in on the fun of the Anything Goes challenge over at Love to Scrap.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hey There Girlfriend

Our Clean & Simple challenge this week over at The Outlawz is all about those special ladies in your life. My friends mean so much to me that I thought I would make (and send!!) this card out to one of them. I can't believe I went with more soft, subtle colors this time, that is so not like me!! The pops of black are just perfect I think. I love creating my own background with stamps!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge - In the Garden
Kitty Bee Designs - Girly Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - No Designer Paper
Creative With Stamps - CAS

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Flowers Galore

We have a new challenge this week over at Catch the Bug and the theme is Flowers Galore. I found this sweet Bugaboo image, Flower Ladybug Love, in my pile of already printed images. In case you're wondering, yes, I have a very large pile of printed digis that were meant for a project but just never got done!! I sure hope you can join us this week at Catch the Bug for our Flowers Galore challenge.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My Crazy Life!!!

Yes, my life has been crazy and I cannot find any time to create!!!!! We do have a great new sketch though for you to try over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I hope to see you there!!

And our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps. I love Bugaboo and I know you do too!!! Be sure and play along for your chance at winning some wonderful images!!! 

Here's my card, made last minute of course, using Chef Pierre Wine. I think a big glass of wine is exactly what I need for all the stress lately!!! Be sure and join us over the next two weeks at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

For a Fine Gentleman

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the latest challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Their theme is "For Dad or a Special Male."  I have had this image and digital paper from Doodle Pantry printed off for quite some time and now I have the perfect challenge to use it for!! This set is Vintage Gentleman. The "frame" around the image is actually the Instant Camera die cut from Lil' Inker Designs. Thought it was fun turning it into a photo of sorts. Too bad I didn't distress the image a bit, but it was already glued in place. Hope you get to play along in the masculine challenge going on at Send a Smile 4 Kids. You could win some Doodle Pantry goodness if you do!!


Time for a Sketch

Welcome to this month's latest challenge at the Imagine That blog, Creative Playground. It's time for a sketch and what a fabulous one it is!!! 

Here's my card using the Imagine That digital set Lighthouse. The sentiment is from the set Sentimental Thoughts. Now let's see your take on this sketch. The challenge runs until June 3rd...can't wait to see what you create!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Hello!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I've got a card to share for Oldie But Goodie Thursday going on over at Catch the Bug. My "old" Bugaboo image is Tall Flower Bear. He is just so cute!! I actually found him in my pile of printed off digis...and I had already colored it!!! Bonus with the week I've been having that has left me very little time to craft! Head on over to Catch the Bug to see what other oldie but goodie images other DT members have created with.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

You Float My Boat

I simply can't find the time to get myself caught up on things!! There's just too much happenin' around here! I did find my way into my craft room though and created this cutie, using the sweet set My Sailmate and Nautical digital papers all from Imagine That. I printed the sentiment too big so I cut it up so I could fit it in better. And why oh why don't I used staples more often? I love the look!! Anyway, I'm giving this card to my neighbor whose son is in the Navy so she can include it in all the care packages she sends. Hope he likes it!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bugaboo Newsletter

As you know, I adore Bugaboo. In order to keep up with all the happenin's at Bugaboo, I suggest signing up for the monthly newsletter. You will receive via email all the latest news and a freebie each month. And here is that freebie, AKV Boy - Flower Pot. So quick and easy to color up, it's so versatile and can be used for many "occasions." So sign up today and don't miss out!!!

Just Because

Time for a new clean & simple challenge over at The Outlawz. This week we're looking for flowers on your project. I pulled out a Hero Arts cling stamp I don't think has ever seen ink (GASP!!). I pulled out a piece of shimmer navy cardstock and heat embossed in silver. Then I used a Paper Smooches sentiment and a few rhinestones to finish it off. Now all it needs is put in an envelope and mailed off somewhere! Hope you can join us for some CAS flower fun over at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
QKR Stampede - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - No pattern papers
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Make My Monday - April Showers Bring May Flowers