Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
For me, it was the Easter theme and the greens/browns. Okay, so I cheated a bit and added some pink, but I felt that it needed a little something else. The image is a colored digi from Doodle Pantry called Easter Egg Sheep. I adore Doodle Pantry images, they are absolutely adorable! Now I sure hope you can join us this week at Paper Lovin' Gals. We are all so inspired by what you create. Happy Thursday.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Happy Wednesday. For some reason I am all mixed up on the days this week, thought today was Tuesday and I almost forgot to post all my cards. Well you won't want to miss out on our new challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Talk about fun!!
And I always have loads of fun when I reveal our sponsor -- yep, it's Fresh Brewed Designs. Here's a bit about Fresh Brewed Designs:
It started with a dream and turned into something bigger. With the prodding of a very supportive husband, family and friends, with a lot of help and a lot of headaches:) and a lot of lessons and prayers.... Fresh Brewed Designs has become a place to share, create, laugh and build lasting friendships.
We were actually having some summer temps last week, but the cold has returned. Frost warnings for the past two nights with temps down in the 20's -- YIKES!! But I will still take that over snow any day...so Hello Spring. Actually, Spring is the new challenge over at the Fresh Brewed Blog, so be sure and join us. Spring to me means Easter, so I printed off this Fresh Brewed Designs digital Happy Easter Eggs. I love that little chick popping out of the egg! Join us for a fun and springy challenge.
There's also a sale going on at Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather's daughter's birthday was yesterday so it's a celebration sale - get 35% off your rubber stamp purchase by using the code happyday. You can also use the code on digis as long as you order rubber too. Heather also created a new digi called Birthday Girl - she is FREE with any purchase until March 31st. Read all about it HERE.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I love it, spring is here and the sun is shining bright. I'll be hanging my laundry up outside for sure. Before you head out to play in the sun, check out our new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Arlana has whipped up another fabulous sketch that is oh so fun to use!!
Each week we have some very generous sponsors, and this week is no exception. In fact, Digi Stamp Boutique sponsors us each and every month -- thank you Sally Ann!! Our winner will receive 6 free digis of their choice.
Welcome to another installment of inspiration to our Ribbon or Lace challenge at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Our sponsor this month is Digital Delights by Louby Loo, with a generous prize of a $10 gift certificate to spend in the store. Thank you Wendy!
I was lucky enough to have Cupcake Timmy to work with. Isn't he darling?!!! I keeping it simple for my growing pile of mailable birthday cards that I'll be needing over the next few months. And I need to hit the stamp store (ain't that a shame!!!) to get more of this fabulous brown ribbon. Be sure and check out the rest of the DT creations HERE at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog then join us for our Ribbon or Lace Challenge.
FBD released some wonderful rubber stamps this month so be sure and check 'em out. They are also implementing a new badge system. With each rubber stamp purchased you will earn a BADGE. These badges will be mailed to you with your rubber stamps. Collect 5 badges and you will earn a free rubber stamp of choice!
Join us for our new fun challenge this week, Lots of Dots.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
I am so excited to show you these clean and simple Easter cards that I created using papers and sentiments from Doodle Pantry. My first set makes use of the Easter Fun digi paper and the sentiment from Lion & Lamb, both of which are new releases this month.I kept with the very same layout, just used the Resurrection digi paper and a different sentiment from Lion & Lamb. The large square lacy nestie is attached to a 3.5" square card so I can include a little note. These four cards will be sent to family for Easter. I still need to create for the three nieces though.
Now let me fill you in on a little secret...Laurie has a digi grab bag of Easter images at 30% off, including some of the newest releases! Hurry up and get your favorites while they are on sale! You can find them all HERE.
Hope you have a wonderful week. It's Monday, I know, but the sun has been shining and the daffodils are blooming. Spring is on its way!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Now "spring is in the air" is the theme for our monthly blog hop at Clear Dollar Stamps. You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog. If not, please start back at the beginning at the CDS blog, I don't want you to miss out on your chance to comment and win our prize, $25 gift certificate for digital stamps at Clear Dollar Stamps.
I couldn't resist using the adorable digital stamp set Charlie Daisy Color. Just seeing him frolicking thru a field of daisies with a butterfly tagging along screams spring to me! Don't you love the papers that are included in this set?!! They are fabulous!
Be sure and continue hopping, your next stop is Sarah's blog.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
All around the country, it may seem like our calendars are deceiving us. It is only March but there is the growing feeling that SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Here at Fresh Brewed Designs we are getting spring fever! We are itching to bring out our bicycles, picnic baskets, spring decor and walking shoes so we can fully enjoy the unseasonably warm weather. Our Rubber Stamp Release for March is celebrating all of this as well. We are getting ready for planting gardens, watching butterflies fluttering about, listening to bumblebees buzzing all around and hearing birds singing. We are celebrating all of the NEW things spring brings. Some of us like to decorate for spring holidays. Others will be welcoming someone to the neighborhood or welcoming home a new little one. Whatever it is you are celebrating this spring, Fresh Brewed Designs has a stamp to help you create for it!
The new releases this month include Gardening Granny, Come and Knock on my Door, and Wreath Girl. They are each unique and so versatile! Our lovely door can be decorated for any of your needs. New home, new baby, Christmas, Easter, Halloween... you name it! Same goes for our lovely Wreath Girl. Granny is so fun and can be used for anything from serious to humorous. I love her funky style don't you?
I chose to create with Wreath Girl for this release.
I caught the flu bug so my creativity has disappeared for the moment. My celebration using her is Christmas. I used some of the paper that is included in the special deal for this month...read all about it below because you will want to take advantage of this!!
The package includes all three just released stamps, one die cut and embossed piece of Papertrey Ink card stock, two 4x6 sheets of the double sided embossed i do Viburnums by American Craft paper , two 4x6 sheets of the double sided Heidi Grace Purple Houses paper, 10 clear dew drops, a variety of 6 buttons, 5 purple fabric flowers, and 4 feet of each color of twine. PLUS remember with each stamp you purchase you will get a bonus badge! Collect 5 bonus badges to earn a FREE STAMP!
Now I am the last stop on our hop, I sure hope you enjoyed yourself and found some wonderful inspiration.
Friday, March 16, 2012
I typed my post Thursday evening during lots of thunder and lightning and have it scheduled to post Friday. Fingers crossed that it will all work out.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Of course for me it was the St. Patty's Day theme. I used this adorable colored digital set from Doodle Pantry called Clover Patch Ants. What I really love about this set, besides the fact that it already comes colored, are the digital papers. There is this gorgeous green design as well as a teal and brown design, which I had to include on my card!! Now please be sure and play along with us at Paper Lovin' Gals, I always love seeing what you create from the inspiration picture.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What else is fabulous is our sponsor, A Day for Daisies, and the A Day for Daisies blog. The grand prize winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for the ADFD store. How fun!!!
Here is my card using the image Grown With Love. I had a Basic Grey paper pack of the Picadilly line so why not use it. I also had the felt flowers on my desk from yet another project (I wonder how I ever find room to work on my desk! I really should put things away when I'm done with 'em!). A fabulous sketch that I know you will use again and again. Hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Happy over the hump day! Hope you've had your coffee this morning because we are offering up this photo for inspiration as our new monthly prize challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog. I am really loving inspiring photos for challenges because there's is no right or wrong answer!
Happy Wednesday, but I've gotta admit, I wish it were Friday, then I'd be heading to sunny Florida! The older I get, the less patience I have!! One thing I'm always thrilled to do is show you the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We're revisiting an old sketch, a blast from the past, and can't wait to see what you do with it again!!
Our fun and fabulous sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy. So many adorable and whimsical images come alive there, so be sure and check it out!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I did want to show you a card I finished up today for the wonderful sketch challenge over at Sketches by Carly. I used a digital stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Let Your Light Shine. I had to color up the lava lamp like the one I used to have!! I added crystal effects for that awesome shine.
I'm off to work on some more cards in my constant effort to get ahead of the game!!!!