Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Monday, April 26, 2010

Critter Monday...Miss Anya

Good Morning everyone...and happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready to start your work week! We had a really great weekend here. The sun shined all weekend and it was warm...the first time the kids were able to get into shorts!!! I ended up getting myself a bit burnt just for hanging in the backyard and my chest is really feeling it this morning!
Today is a new week and a new Critter Sketch Challenge Blog week also...this is the last week for our sponsor My Scrapbooking Supplies so make sure you go over and play along for a chance to win a prize from them. I can't wait to tell you who is our sponsor for next'll have to wait till next week to find out!!!
This week we had a sketch...a pretty great sketch! I used an image from The Greeting Farms...the Miss Anya collection. Oh my how I am in LOVE with these images. She is sooooo ME! They are cute and sassy and...ahhhh...I just love them! I have had this DP hanging around for ages and used it in a card kit swap and decided to save the last few pieces for this card. I paper pieced her little cute huh!!! Sorry I don't normally brag about my cards but I'm in love with this one. I just love the colors, those AWESOME buttons, the image and well...everything! Oh, I almost forgot...part of the sketch was also to use 2 buttons!!

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Buttons~man I wish I could remember who makes these
SU! twine
Stamping Bella Baubles
MS border punch
SU! cardstock
SU! sentiment
spica pens

Challenges entered:
The Pink Elephant~ #64 Aqua
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Something~ #37 girlie
Fab N Funky Challenges~ #20 get it all out~I have had this DP for uh...YEARS!! Yikes!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anything Goes Border Set Swap

I just participated in a border swap on SCS and this is my set of stuff. I just LOVE this paper. And I punched all the way around that title box...I did that for 5 of hand was hurtin after that!!! I haven't gotten my sets back yet but I can't wait I have heard the rest of the gals oooohhhh and ahhhhhh over theres.
I hope you all had a nice was sunny and almost warm here...I actually got a bit of sun on my arms and chest yesterday. FINALLY I think spring has sprung in Germany!!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Softpencil Thursday~Good Friends

It's Thursday again...and I'm so Thursday will be my last Softpencil post...I just LOVE this group of gals and of course Elizabeth is the best person EVER...and so are her images!!
This weeks image is called good friends and the only thing we needed to do was make it a friendship card. Easy enough right? Sure!!!
I just love this's by We Are Memory Makers, I thought the colors would be great for this image.
Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I'm just hoping for some sunshine and warmth!! We had two days of semi-warm weather and then it turned freezing again...can I say I'm ready to get out of Germany. Have I told you all where we are going from here??? No...well...we are
GUAM....yes...I so can't wait. We were stationed in Guam about 8 years ago for 2 years and really really loved it and have been blessed to go back. I can NOT WAIT!!! So you all will have to help me count down to Nov.!!!!

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Image~Softpencil~Good Friends
DP~We Are Memory Makers
Sentiment~Stamping Bella
MS border punch
kaisercraft pearls

Challenges Entered:
papertake Weekly~ sketch #39

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pixie Dust Studios

Morning everyone....I am sad to say we did NOT make it to the final round of TGF Royal Battle. There was some stiff competition this week. But I am so proud of our team for making to the 4th round out of 5. We did a great job and really made an awesome team. I'm just sorry we didn't get to use Marsha...she always does such fabulous stuff! But it's all good...I had fun and I think the other girls had fun too and that's what matters most....even though that stamp set would have been nice to win!!! LOL!
I am trying AGAIN for the pixie dust studios DT...the call is till the 25th I believe. So this is what I came up with. That flower at the bottom.....I balled it up and opened it again to get it to stay up like you know how hard it was to actually take something you made and crush it??? It was harder than I thought it would be!!!

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Image~Pixie Dust Studios
Sentiment~not sure
spica pens
MS border punch
DP~My minds has this great texture to it.

Challenges entered:
Digital Tuesday Challenges~ #55 April Showers or April Flowers
Totally Paper Crafts~ #12 Spring
Pixie Dust Studios~ #18 green as main color

Monday, April 19, 2010

Please ends tonight (Tues.) and we need more votes!!!

We're BACK!!! That's right...thanks to all the wonderful gals that voted for us last week we made it through to the 4th round of TGF Royal Battle!! We are soooo excited. This week was our gal Kelly's turn and we needed to make a treat how amazing is this? I just LOVE that ribbon. In case it wasn't totally obvious...Kelly's husband is in the Air Force and is a firefighter...that is how we met actually!! So please go on over and help us out and vote for us again this week. We are The Stampin Farmette's Sisters. And this week you can only vote for 1 project so make sure your vote goes to us!!! THANKS!!!
The Greeting Farms Royal Battle

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

CCC#25~Meljens Lion

Oh's Sunday afternoon and my kids have been making me want to pull my hair out since the moment they woke up. I know it's lack of sleep but dang...when you get up at the crack of dawn and don't want to go back to sleep what am I suppose to do? So in turn that makes for a cranky mommy too! My husband left today for a week to the Netherlands for work so it's just me and the kids again!
This is the card I made for our blog group challenge. The details are below! Not sure I'm liking my coloring that brown sticks out way more than I wanted it looks worse in the picture! But here it is!!!

Element 1: Place a flower somewhere on your card. This can be a paper flower, prima flower, stamped flower image, flower dp, etc. As long as there is a flower on your card.

Element 2: Embossing, I want to see embossing. This can be dry embossing with your Cuttlebug or Big Shot or it can be heat embossing.

Element 3: Use SCS sketch SC273.

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MS circle cutter
MS flower
SU! cardstock
Sizzix embossing folder
spica pens

Challenges entered:
Meljens featured stamper~featured stamper
Meljens challenge blog~#3~3D
Stamp Something~something layered

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Softpencil Thursday~Come to my Apple Home!'s Thursday...almost the end of the week. Today we have to make a run to the doctors about 1.5 hours away for my husband but I wanted to get this in quick before we left. I thought for sure this image was going to be hard to work with because, it's just not my thing but once I pulled out my colors and stuff it really came together quite nicely.
This is from Softpencil and it's called~Come to my apple home!
We will be moving in Nov. and in the process of that move we will be "bunking" in Pa. with family and wonderful friends for about 2 weeks so I thought this would be a super great card for someone!

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SU! corner punch and oval scallop punch
green jewels
ribbon~papertray ink
not sure where the DP is from
SU! cardstock
MS circle cutter

Challenges entered:
ICS~sketch #62
ABC Challenge~S is for Sparkle

Monday, April 12, 2010

Week 3 TGF Royal Battle

Well...thanks to all that voted for us last week we have moved on to the 3rd week of The Greeting Farms Royal Battle! We are so excited and as with the past 2 weeks the competition is stiff again this week and we NEED YOU VOTE! So please take a minute to go over to TGF Gallery and vote for our scrapbook page. We are The Stampin Farmettes Sisters!
This fabulous layout was done my Melanie Newby~Mnewby....isn't wonderful? Look at those two handsome little "dudes". I just love them!
You have till Tuesday night, midnight to vote so hurry on over!

Critter Monday~Thank you Bear's Monday again...all of you are getting ready to start a brand new am I, I guess! This week for The Critter Challenge blog our challenge was a color challenge. You will have to pop on over to the site to find out what those colors were (in case it wasn't obviously from this post) and play along with us. We have a new sponsor this month, My Scrapbooking Supplies which is a great site for getting tips on your scrapbooking pages, cards, and 3D projects along with giving you the sites you can go to, to find the products you are looking for.
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I'm writing this up on Sunday which is my catch-up day. The past few days went by in a flash and I had/have a ton of stuff to do today. It almost felt like spring here yesterday (Saturday). The sun was shining but man was it still chilly. We went for the day to a local park and I kept having to put my sweat jacket back on but at least the sun was shining which is saying a lot for Germany weather!

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SU! cardstock
MS border punch
random ribbon (from my huge stash)
Image~Meljens~Thank you Bear
spica pens
doddle bug brads

Challenges Entered:
Meljen's Designs~featured stamper
Meljen's Designs~Challenge #2 girly colors
Crafty Ann's Challenges~#12~let the sunshine in
Tuesday Morning Sketches~#40~sketch

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Softpencil Thursday~Hi Cupcake!!

This is my second fabulous week back with the Softpencil gang. This week we are using girl on cupcake...this was one of my very first purchases from Softpencil. We had a challenge this week which was to use shades of pink and pearls. No problem here...I love pink and as you can see...I used a LOT of pearls!
I hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday. For us it was doing an egg hunt for the kids in the morning, watching them play with their new goodies and eat lots of sweets, have a really nice dinner, and sit and relax watching movies! Since we are usually NEVER with family we have to make the best of the holidays with just US! Which is okay sometimes because I know the holidays can become quite stressful when you have a million peoples homes to go to and family drama...isn't there always some drama around the holidays?

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SU! cardstock
SU! DP...both DP's are SU!
Image~softpencil~girl on cupcake
flowers~not sure...I think I got them at the Germany Stamping convention I went to
Sentiment~Inkadinkado~birthday cupcake
pop dots

Challenges Entered:
Paper Sundaes~Challenge #12~sketch
Pollycraft Monday Challenges~#38~anything goes~make sure you join up this week...lots of great giveaways!
Stamp Something~pink somethings~I've got lots of pink going on!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Greeting Farms Royal Battle Week 2

No, I did NOT make this card even though I would LOVE to take credit for it. Isn't it the most fabulous card you've ever seen? Well, I think so. I just love that flower design in the totally makes the whole card!
Thanks to all of you that voted last week we moved on to the next round....round 2 of TGF Royal Battle. So we need your help again this week. Here is the link TGF royal battle so please go over and vote for our card. We are The Stampin Farmettes Sisters also our "sisters" made it through to the next round so please make your second vote for them The Stampin Farmettes. You can give up to 3 votes.
This fabulous card was made by Jenny....if you love this you'll love her blog too!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Softpencil Thursday

That's right...I am back with the gals from Softpencil for the month of April as a guest designer. I can't tell you how happy that makes me...I just love these gals and of course the images!!
This is painting eggs with Michu and Ratiny...cute image huh!! Go over to Softpencil and get you one and a few others while your at it!! ;)
Have you ever thought that some days you have great coloring day and then others your like "what on earth happened here"? was one of those "what on earth happened here" days! My coloring just doesn't match the card and even tried basing my colors off the colors of the eggs...ugh! can see all the other wonderful ladies work over at softpencil so take a look!

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Image~Softpencil~painting eggs with Michu and Ratiny
DP~American Craft
SU! cardstock
Stamping Bella donuts
random ribbon
glitter brad
SU! border punch

Challenges entered:
Tuesday Morning Sketches~sketch #39
Digital Tuesday Challenges~ #52~scrap it~my ribbon is from my scraps pile
Softpencil Challenge~Ribbons and Bows