Friday, May 28, 2010

It's A Guy Thing

YEAH the weekend is here! Life is so busy these days that I have hardly had time to stop and take a breather. It will be nice to have an extra day to enjoy with family and friends. Then the craziness will continue until June 17th. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This card was made for my daughter to give to a dear friend that is crazy about cars. My daughter hunted high and low to find a Camaro image that was close to a Camaro that he used to own and loved. I tried to color it like a picture that my daughter had of the car. The car IRL and on the actual card is a lot darker in color. When I took the picture I couldn't get the true color it kept looking lighter like a red instead of a dark cranberry. So IRL the car matches the papers much better. Also the CS that looks like grey on the card is actually silver glitter CS. My daughter picked out the papers and really liked it so on the card it went. I used a glitter pen on the wheels and the trim on the card to tie it all together. She loves the card so that makes me happy.

Here are the challenges that my card fits

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #114-This challenge was to use no DP on your card. My daughter insisted on no DP for a guy card.

Crafty Catz Challenge #34-The challenge this week is called The Boyz Are Back. You are to make a card a man or a boys card. This is definitely a guy card I think.

Quixotic Challenge #27-"Emboss It" is the challenge. I embossed the vertical panel with my Cuttlebug to add some texture to the card. Also the black CS is embossed to look like leather.

Papertake Weekly Challenge #41-This was a great sketch challenge this week. I loved working with this sketch!

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #105-"Celebrations" is the great challenge they have this week. This is a birthday card so what better celebration, right?

Cupcake Craft Challenge 92-This challenge is a color challenge to use black, grey and one other color. I usually think of black and grey as the same thing just lighter and darker shades. I used dark cranberry as my other color because it goes so well with black and grey. It is great for a masculine card.

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 38-One For The Boys is the challenge. Cars and guys are always great together!

These are great challenges this week. I hope you can take a minute to stop by to see all the wonderful creations that everyone has done. How about playing along with some of them!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. All your wonderful comments are very much appreciated, I love reading each one of them.

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend with your family and friends.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #12

This week has flown by so fast. We are on the fast track at school to get everything done before the end of the school year. It sure does make my day busy! It is also Tuesday and that means time for another challenge at
We have a wonderful sponsor this week Stamponique. Their stamps are wild and fun. They have something for every kind of stamping style! They were gracious enough to give us an image of our choice to play with this week and you will love what the ladies came up with using these fantastic stamps.

Our Challenge this week is a great sketch challenge.
We would love to have you come play with us. All you need to do is follow the sketch, add your own style, and use Basic Grey paper on your creation, how easy is that!

I just love this flower girl, I just planted flowers out in my gardens and most of them were variegated this year so I decided to make here hair the same. I also thought her dress was made to be paper pieced. There was a flower on her dress but I decided to replace it with one of my own that I folded multiple times and glued then fluffed and stickled. Don't you love her wild shoes. This image was so much fun to play with!

Here are the fabulous creations from our talented inspiration team

We were also thrilled that the lovely ladies at Stamponique came to play with us this week so be sure to check out their creations at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Basic Grey Challenge Week 20-The challenge is to "punch it". I used my MS border punch and a photo corner punch.

Charisma Cardz Challenge #20-This is a 3D challenge. I have her paper pieced part of the dress popped at the bottom, and all the flowers on her dress and the card.

Crafty Ann's Challenge #15-The Challenge is to use lots of colour! I seem to have that covered, though these aren't my usual choice of colors.

Creative Belli Blog Challenge #91-This challenge is hole punches. The border punch has lots of small holes along the zigzag. My old item is the saying I used, bought some time ago and this is only the first or second time it has been inked up!

The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #8-Sparkle, Glitter, Glitz is the challenge. I added Stickles to the flower on her dress and to all the roses for my sparkle!

Frosted Designs Challenge-This is a fun challenge because it is a shoe challenge! I just love the pink, polka dotted shoes she is wearing. Wouldn't every girl love a pair just like hers.

Papertake Weekly Challenge-This challenge this week is to say it with flowers. I love my Prima Roses and use them a lot on my creations.

Stamps: Stamponique Stamps, SU (saying)
Paper: Basic Grey, SU Tempting Turquoise CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks: Copics, SU, Memento Black
Accessories:MS Border Punch, EK Success Photo Corner Punch, Prima Roses, Stickles, Recollection Sticker Pearls, Unknown mini flower

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I created . I really appreciate all your wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #11

Here it is Tuesday again and time for another great challenge from Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. The challenge this week is being sponsored by

Glitterbabes Art Shop

This wonderful stamps are whimsical and so much fun to work with. Stef H the owner was gracious enough to give us an image to play with this week, Thanks Stef!

The theme for this week's challenge is Child Creations. Please come play this week with us and you can win a prize of 2 digi images of your choice from the Glitterbabes Art Shop.

All we ask is that you use Basic Grey Paper on you creation.

The ladies have created some wonderful creations this week to inspire you so make sure you check them out and leave them some love

I went for a shimmery effect on this card. I used shimmery flowers, ribbon, and I sprayed my image with a new product for me, Shimmerz Shimmer Spray. I used the Pearl color and it gave a really nice shimmer to the image. It did make the black ink from the printer run a bit so I went over it after with a black multi-liner. Here is a picture, I hope you can see the shimmer it created.

These are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Creative Card Crew Challenge 50-This is a great sketch that they have this week.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #23-The challenge this week is metal mania. I have a metal dragonfly charm on my card!

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired-This challenge is "For the Kids at Heart", create a card for a special child in your life. This card is for the little girl next door who waves to me every morning while waiting for the bus.

Little Red Wagon Challenge #28-The challenge is to use brads. I used my shiny silver square brads to match the silver charm!

Cupcake Craft Challenge #91-This challenge is called "Blooming Charming". You are to use flowers and charms on your creation!

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #83-Metal is the challenge this week. I used a metal dragonfly charm and silver metal brads.

Ooh La La Challenge #54-This challenge is "Bright and Cheery". I think I have that covered!

Stamp Something Challenge-Celebrate Something is the fun challenge this week. I am celebrating a little girl's 6th birthday.

Allsorts Challenge Week 52-It's their Birthday so it is only fitting that their theme is week is "Birthdays".

Crafty Catz Challenge #32-The challenge is petals and pearls, two of my favorite things to put on my cards!

Crafty Calendar Challenge #8-This challenge is called the "Great Outdoors". This cute dragon is definitely lovin the great outdoors with fireflies dancing around him!
This are all wonderful challenges. Be sure to stop by them and see all the fantastic creations that are posted. Better yet why not play along with some of them!

Stamps: Gitterbabe Digi Stamps, SU (saying)
Paper: SU Green Galore, Ballet Blue CS, Papertrey Ink White CS, Basic Grey DP
Inks: Copics, SU Ballet Blue, Momento Black, Multi-liner
Accessories: Nesties, Coluzzle, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Shimmerz Shimmer Spray, Maya Road Shimmer Flowers, Recollections Sticker Pearls, MM brads, SU Ticket Punch, SU Ribbon, Misc. Firefly Charm

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have created. I really do appreciate all he wonderful comments that yo leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sweet Baby Dreams

We are having a perfect Spring weekend here in New England! Warm, breezy, and sunny! I would love to be working out in my garden but our yard in full of trucks, workers and equipment! With all this rain around here it has been hard for the concrete footing to be poured so today is the day!!

This baby card is for a very good friend at school. She is having her second child and it is a boy so I wanted to make sure I used lots of blue. There is also lots of sparkle because she is always remarking about loving the cards with sparkle and shine that I create. This image is one of my favorite Dustin Pike digi images. It makes the cutest baby card I think.

Here is a close-up so I could try to show all the sparkle!

Here are some fantastic challenges that fit this card

Bee Crafty Challenge #30-This challenge is to have a something new theme like new baby, home, life together. New baby works!!!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 90-The challenge this week is to use lots of "buttons". I love these new glitter buttons I bought.

My Time To Craft Challenge #91-TOO CUTE! This challenge is to create a card that is cute. I think this bear is adorable!

Papertake Weekly Challenge-Shiny, Sparkly, and Special is the challenge. To make a card that really sparkles using anything you like. I used glitter, pearls, and sparkly buttons.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 112-The challenge this week is to create a card for someone special. I created this card for a close friend and their new baby that is due very soon!

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge HFOS #28-"Get Your Shine On" is the challenge. I did my shine with glitter and embellishments.

ABC Challenge-The letter for this challenge is U for unused stash! I seem to have lots of unused stash because I love to buy new things. My unused stash is the blue dotted ribbon, the blue DP. I was hoarding them because it is the last of it and I like them both so much.

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 30-This is a fun challenge, you need to have a round card or something round on your creation. I used my circles embossing folder and my image is round!

Sentemental Sundays Challenge #3-This challenge is new beginnings and you need a sentiment on it also. Great new challenge blog!!

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and see all the other wonderful cards that were created or better yet play along!


Stamps: Dustin Pike Digi Stamps, SU (saying)

Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Yoyo Yellow CS, Papertrey White CS, DP Melissa Frances

Inks: Copics and SU Bashful Blue

Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Corner Punch, American Craft Glitter Buttons, White Signo Pen, Sepia Glitter Pen, Recollections Sticker Pearls, Stickles, Michaels Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Enjoy the Weekend,


Monday, May 10, 2010

Gong Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge #10

It has been a bit of time since I have been on my computer. Last week I was busy getting everything ready for the kids in class to make something special for their moms on Mother's Day. They made really cute sunflowers with their faces in the center of the flowers. They loved making them but it was a lot of prep work for me and one on one I showed them how to stamp on the flowers. I was TIRED and happy by Friday afternoon. I'll try to show a picture of the flowers tomorrow.
Today is Tuesday and that means another great challenge at

This week the challenge #10 is a really fun one, it is animals. Any kind of animal you like and of course you need to use Basic Grey paper on your creation! Doesn't this sound like fun, we would love to have you come and play with us.

If you need a little inspiration check out what the other DTs have created this week

Be sure to stop by and give these creative ladies some love....

I haven't used this High Hopes stamp, Brutus, in so long but decided he was perfect for this challenge. I also decided to change up some of the BG DP I used by stamping little paws all around the edge of it to go with the little paws in the other new BG paper, with an animal theme, I used on this card.

Here are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card this week

High Hopes Challenge 75-This challenge is a great sketch this week. This is also my first time playing along with them.

Pile It On Challenge #18-This week the challenge is cute and cuddly. How much cuter or cuddly could a puppy be?

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 20-This challenge is distressed. I distressed all the sides in my creation. Lots of fun to do!

Crafty Ann's Challenge #14-This week is a fun challenge because it's "Anything Goes"!

Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C36-This challenge is based on a little poem
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #22-This challenge was show us your fancy edge. I used my scalloped edge punch then hand punched the circled on each scallop to change it up a bit!

KL SNS Challenge #29-This challenge this week is a recipe "Easy as 123" 1 type of ribbon, 2 designer papers, and 3 embellishments. I used this cool 2 color ribbon, 2 pieces of BG DP(I stamped little paws on the mustard piece), and my embellishments are the brads I made and 2 small and 2 large flowers to make up the 2 flowers I used.

Lexi's Creations Challenge 13-This challenge is to use an animal on your card. I just love to color animals so I use them a lot on my cards.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #82-This is a recipe challenge this week also. You are to use 3 embellishment, 2 papers,and 1 image. I love to do recipes!

The Crazy Challenge-This challenge this week is cute and cuddly, what a fun theme to use!

These are all wonderful challenges be sure to check them out and maybe even play along with them!

Stamps: High Hopes, Rubber Stamp Tapestry(little paws)
Paper: SU Baza Breeze CS,Papertrey White CS, Basic Grey DP
Inks: Copics, SU Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Nesties, SU Scallop Punch, Fiskers Hand Punch, Making Memories Distressing Tool,
Hero Arts Flowers, SU Build-A-Brads, Misc. Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments you leave for me! Hope to see you again soon.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For My Mom, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #9

Boy has time flew by since last week! I can't believe that it is Tuesday and time for another challenge at

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations

The challenge #9 this week is a fun one, an open theme!!!!!! Do whatever you like as long as you use BG paper and we would love to see it. Also this week we have an awesome sponsor

and with a great prize of 3 digital stamps for one lucky person who plays along with us this week, easy challenge and great prize what's stopping you come play along with us! If you need a little inspiration here is what the DTs created using these great digi stamps

I decided that I would make this my Mother's Day card to my mom. I wanted it bright and cheery, something different than what I usually make for her, pastels my favorite. Luckily this BG paper had lots of great colors in it to choose from! I am sure I made the perfect card for her this year.

Here are some of the fantastic challenges to fit my card

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #17-the challenge this week is to use punches on your creation. I used the MS heart border punch and the SU leaf punch.

TandaStamps, Tanda Teaser 144-This is a fun one create something with a dog or cat theme on it. I love dogs so that is what I chose to use.

Hand Full of Stamps Challenge HFOS #26-"Look What I Got" use something brand new you got this week. I got this wonderful digi and the crocheted flower from SU.

S2G Challenge Twisted Thursday #54-This challenge is all about mom and the twist is to use the word mother or mom on your creation.

Stampin' B's Challenge #56-The challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card. I hope my mom likes hers!

Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #5-This is a new challenge for me and how fun that it is anything goes!

Create4Fun Challenge Week 18-This is another new challenge for me this week and I fell in love with the sketch that they have for us to play with. I love sketch challenges and this was a great sketch for my card!!!!

By The Cute and Girly Challenge May Challenge-This month the challenge is celebrations, I chose Mother's Day for my celebration because my mother is so special to me and a great reason to celebrate her!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 89-This week the challenge is a card recipe, 3 papers, 3 ribbons, and 3 flowers! This was a bit of a challenge once I started making sure I didn't forget the 3 of everything! I used 3 BG papers 2 on the back rounds and 1 thin piece across the ribbon in the middle, I have 2 bows and a piece of ribbon with the flowers. Lastly I used 3 different flowers together to make one flower arrangement!

The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE65-Their challenge this week is to create a Mother's Day card! Every mom deserves a handmade card made with love on her special day!

I hope you get a chance to check out all these wonderful challenges this week and hopefully play along with them!

Stamps: Wink Wink Ink Digi Stamps, saying (computer generated)
Paper: BG DP, SU Colored CS, Papertrey White CS
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Nesties, MS Heart Border Punch, SU Leaf Punch, Stickles, SU Crocheted Flower, Bo Bunny Aqua Flower, and Prima Mini Rose, Michaels Ribbons, and Jo Anns Heart Pin

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments you leave for me to read. Enjoy this wonderful Spring week!

Happy Creating,