Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Creative Craft Challenges Bingo!

Morning everyone! I think I'm getting myself back on track last week wasn't so great! I had a really great weekend which included attending a Scentsy training and it was amazing and lot's of fun!

Today over at Creative Craft Challenges a new challenge has started. It's a bingo challenge!!! Woohooo! I actually really love bingo challenges.
Our sponsor is Kenny K and I really liked playing with this image even though it's not my normal style. I have though, found some Kenny K images that I really do love!!! 
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Products Used:
Image~Kenny K Bathing Beauty
Prima Flowers
SU! Rhinestone brads
SU! Cs
Sentiment~Stamping Bella I (it's actually two sentiments)
Rhinestone swirl ( my technical names for things I don't still have the packaging for)

Challenges Entered:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenges~#104 Make it Girly
One Stitch at a Time~#98 Use a Digi
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays~Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inky Impressions Inspiration Day!

Hey hey hey! I'm feeling pretty good today! Yes...I said I'm feeling pretty good today. Some days not so much...but today...yes!
Today is my day to post over at the Inky Impressions Inspiration blog. If you haven't been over there to check it out...please do...all the DT girls put a lot of hard work into bringing you something fabulous to look at!!!
Also, Inky Impressions challenge blog has a challenge going on that you still have time to get in on it...the challenge is shaped cards, anything but square!
I have to say...I kinda like this card, I think she came out really cute and all the little "extras" on the card are cute as well. know...I'm prejudice...since it is my work!!!

Here are some more of my rolled roses. I told you in my last post that I love these things! Look at all that yummy glitter!!

And this is little Lili close up!
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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions Lili's Secret
Martha Stewart border punch
MS gems
SU! Lace
Inky's Loose pearls

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Craft Challenges~All's you need is Love
Pile It On~#4 Add Lace
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays~Have a heart
TotallyPaperCrafts~Make your own flowers (my rolled flowers are handmade)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Great Impresssions Friday!

 Hello everyone. I hope you all had a good week. My week was....okay I guess. Kinda up and down most of the week.
Friday's are my day's to post over at the Great Impressions Blog and this was my card for the week. If you haven't been over there to check it need to...there is some amazing talent and there is a new post daily!
The image I used today is called Heart Blooming Tree and it's adorable and I thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's Day card!
I made the flowers...they are those rolled flowers and they are super easy! And of course they get even better with some bling or tons of stickles on them ;-)
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Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Heart Blooming Tree
SU! Melon Mambo embossing powder and fine gold glitter
Martha Stewart border punch
DP~American Crafts
half pearls
spica pens

Challenges Entered:
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenges~#4 glitter latte
Totally PaperCrafts Challenges~Make your own flowers
Crafty Creations Challenge~#153 Valentine Theme
Pollycraft Monday Challenges~#123 Bingo (across the, punches, pearls)
The Pixie Cottage~#104 embossing (I did heat embossing for my image)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pampered Chef Caddy revamp

 Hey! How is everyone doing? I thought I'd share with you a caddy I redid for my son's teacher! I wish I had taken a before picture but that's okay. She had this caddy for years...a teacher of her's gave it to her and the stickers on it ( had stickers on it) were a little outdated and she wanted it to be redone! Soooooo........this is what I came up with!
She loves black and white (has zebra print in her room) she loves yellow and dots (has lot's of that going on in her room as well) so I combined them and came up with this!

Each side has a different word on it to represent what Jodus' teacher is...i.e. she's giving, caring and inspiring!

And this is her initials!

I cut the letters with my cricut and then of course added stickle dots to it!

A little bling at the top!
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Products used:
SU! striped ribbon
(not sure where the dotted black ribbon is from)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inky Impressions

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone's week is going well so far. I'm having a "I'm so tired" kinda week. Last night my DH was snoring soooo bad I came out to the couch to sleep and could still hear him...ugh!
This is my first post for the Inky Challenges and I'm horribly disappionted in it. I have to say that mamaw skiing gave me a heck of a time. I don't know if it was because it's out of my comfort zone or what but from the image all the way through the entire card I was just uhappy with it and the thing is...that was the 3rd time I colored her and it took me hours to come up with the card so it's not like I just threw the first thing together that I did. Ugh!
But here it is anyway!
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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions mamaw skiing
Cricut for circle card
Random buttons

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly Challenge~Buttons, Bows, Bling and Blooms

Friday, January 13, 2012

Birthday Diva

It's's Friday!!! I get to sleep in for 3 days (no school day Monday) woohooo!!! My son was out of school for 3 weeks on winter break and he just started back this week and let me tell you....I had the HARDEST time getting up this week. I got way to used to sleeping in and going to bed late.

Today is my day to post over at Great Impressions. I decided to work with Birthday Diva. She's a cute little thing huh?! I took this picture at the perfect time today, the sun was shining right in on the living in N.C. where it's sunny more than gloomy (unlike Germany where you don't even know what "sun" is).

I paper pieced the presents up top...I thought it was a cute idea plus...coloring the ones on the bottom and top was a little much for me!

See...see...look at that...look how wonderfully glittery the flowers are! They are regular prima flowers that I added Ice Stickles too...have I ever told you I love things that sparkle???!!!!

Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Birthday Diva
Prima Flowers
Heart Clip from Recollections
Ice Stickles
SU! Ribbon
KaiserCraft Rhinestones

Challenges Entered:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge~#137 Celebrations (birthday)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog~#101 fireworks or celebration (I'm going with celebration...bday)
Charisma Cardz Challenge~#1 Happy Birthday
Sassy Studio Designs~#107 Let's Celebrate

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inky Impressions Blog Hop

Today is the day!!! The Inky Impressions blog hop is here! We are featuring the new release images so each of us has one of the three new images to showcase!
The new images are:
Chatterbox Lili

TuTu Cute Lili

Teary Eyed Lili (which is the image I have used)

You will have until Wednesday Jan. 18th to hop all the way through, leave comments and post the blog hop badge on your personal blog to be eligible to win a fabulous prize!
Here is the prize:

which includes the following:
~Winner's choice of 1 of the 3 New Releases (Chatterbox LiLi Rubber ~Stamp, Tu-Tu Cute LiLi Rubber Stamp, or Teary Eyed LiLi Rubber Stamp)
~Angelica's Bunny Rubber Stamp
~LiLi's Slumber Party Rubber Stamp
~3 Sentiment Rubber Stamps: My place or yours, Bring your jammies & Uh~Oh Spaghetti Oh's
~Padded Butterfly Trim in 3 colors: Bright Pink, Turquoise, & Lime Green
~4 packs of Inky Pearls in Bright Pink, Lime Green, Turquoise & Tangerine
~4 packs of silver charms- Butterflies, Flowers, Dragonflies, Cute Little purses
~1 pack of beautiful silver flower centers
~1 pack of Inky Dinky Drops in Clear
~AND 2 packs of Inky 6mm brads in Bright Pink & Light Green
WOW I told you it was an amazing prize!!!

Just in case you haven't placed the badge on your blog it is:

Here is my project! I used Teary Eyed Lili...she's looking pretty sad huh? I also used a Inky sentiment. Beautiful script isn't it? I have to say though...I really need to work on my hair coloring. UGH! That poor thing the hair coloring does not do the image justice!
To find all the details for this project just keep scrolling down!

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Anita's Blog~Happy Paper Craft Happenings you are right on track and you can head on over to the next stop in the hop Carrie~Carrie's Creative Cards...if not...go back to the beginning Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and start there. I wouldn't want you to miss anyone's fab creations and not be able to be entered in the drawing for the prize!

Okay...products used:
Image~Inky Impressions teary eyed Lili
Martha Stewart border punch
Sentiment~Inky Impressions
SU! Ink
Pop Dots
Prima Flower

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Craft Challenges~Something New (the image is release for blog hop)
Heart Song Inspirations~#30 border punches or torn paper (used my Martha Stewart border punch)
Paper Creations Ink~#16 die cuts and or punches (used Martha Stewart Punch)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Altered Notebook using TSB

 I told you I was going to getting about my posting. I have been so busy coloring, coloring and coloring some more lately. I'm sure my husband would like me to put that much effort into my!
I made this altered notebook for my BFFs' daughter. It was suppose to be for her birthday...that didn't happen, so it was suppose to be for Christmas....that didn't happen either so it's a I love you Kayla gift...LOL! I hope she liked it...I think she liked it...she seemed like she liked it! I don't worry so much about my stuff if people are buying what is already made but when it comes to making thing specifically for someone....I get nervous that it's going to be what they really like.
My image is from The Stamping's called Emo Alice and it was actually made by her daughter Kalie....I think she got her mom's talent!!!

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Products Used:
Composition Notebook
Cricut (the letters)
Cross Bones DP from SU!
Glitter DP from DCWV
Martha Stewart border punch
Flowers (the ones that come in the
Elmers Craft adhesive spray (to adhere the DP to the great)

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly Challenges~Die Cute Special (the letters were cut with my cricut)
Digital Tuesday Challenge~#142 Punch it out (border punch down seam and image is digital)
Pollycraft Monday Challenges~#122 anything but a card


Monday, January 9, 2012

Inky Impressions Blog Hop!!!!

Remember yesterday I was talking about a blog hop that Inky Impressions is going to be having this week? Well....there is an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G prize to be won with this hop...I mean AMAZING....but you have to do a few things to be eligible to win this prize!!!
(for the details on what all is in this prize be sure to check out the challenge blog)

First thing is to place this badge on your blog for ALL to see then you need to join us during the hop, hop all the way through leaving comments all the way and there you are entered to win this fabulous prize that Inky's owner is so graciously giving!!!

See you all Wednesday for the start of the hop!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First Inky Post!!!

Hello, hello, hello everyone! Happy Sunday! I told you all I had something awesome to share with you in my next post and here it is! After trying two times...I made it on the Inky Impressions DT!!! Woohoo...go me..go me!!

This is what drew me to Inky like a year ago when I first applied for the DT! It's Angelica Sled...isn't she the cutest sassiest thing? I think so!

Just so you know...just a little FYI...Inky Impressions is having a blog hop on Wednesday to promote the new release and all the new DT get to show off their stuff (and the ladies that were already part of the DT) so make sure you join us for a chance to win a great prize and see what fab images Nicole has come up with!

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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions....Angelica Lantern
DP~Bo Bunny
SU! Ink
Robin's Nest dots
Sentiment~Stamping Bella
Martha Stewart punch/snowflake
Glitter brads

Challenges Entered:
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle Saturday~Winter Something
DYSU Challenge Blog~#53 Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly challenges~Anything Goes

Friday, January 6, 2012

Great Impressions~When it Rains

FINALLY....things are finally movin' and shakin' at the Great Impressions Blog! I am so excited to share with all of you the great work of the DT...they have been posting all week long so go over and have a look at their work and leave them some love. This blog is new but the company is not. Great Impressions has been around for quite some time but doing most of their business with a few online stores and then with in local craft stores and  they have decided to branch out even more and open their own online website and wanted to start getting the word out over the Internet so here we are!!!

For my first weekly post I decided to use When it Rains...such a cute little saying to make a friend smile an those boots alone are just adorable!


Items Used:
Image~Great Impressions When it Rains
SU! Ribbon
Martha Stewart border punch

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge~#114 New Beginnings (this post is a new beginning for me since this is my first post for Great Impressions)
Fab N Funky Challenges~#102 Something New (my Great Impressions image is new and just received right after Christmas)
Papertake Weekly~Anything Goes and new theme
Top Tip Tuesday~#67 Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Creative Craft Challenges

I know...I's been a MONTH since my last post. That is horrible! BUT...I promise that dry spell is over. I have new commitments and old ones as well that need to be kept and I'll share my "new commitment" in my next post!! I know your excited to hear about it aren't you?!

Did everyone have a nice Christmas? Ours was very nice and low key this year and this year we were sitting in our comfortable home instead of a hotel room like last year and we were here in the States instead of Germany, so yes...we had a nice Christmas this year!'s a new year and at Creative Craft Challenges there is a new challenge! The challenge for the next two weeks is New Years sure to head over and not only play along but check out the rest of the DT's resolutions for the year.
I am not one to make resolutions, I just don't really believe in it. I think that if there are things in your life that you want changed that you shouldn't wait for a certain day to start those changes that's just me though. And I don't do NYE either. Some find that strange but my husband usually is working (he's a firefighter) and I'm not a night person, I'm usually in bed way before midnight and I just don't get the purpose of staying up late just to say "Happy New Years", maybe I'm just no fun or a Debbie Downer when it comes to that...oh well!!!

So with that all being said (I know you were just dying to hear my life story) I had a hard time with the challenge over at CCCB so I thought if I was to make a resolution it would be to get my Christmas cards for 2012 done early. I didn't even send any out this year. I have NEVER not sent out cards and I actually had people asking me where their cards were. Didn't know so many people actually cared! So I'm starting my resolution off right with a Christmas card!!!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamping Bella donuts
SU! Rhinestones~~I hate that the picture doesn't show the glitteriness of the rhinestones :-(

Challenges Entered:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenges~#100 celebrate...I'm celebrating Christmas (early or
The Pink Elephant~#TPE129 anything goes
Pile it On~#1 anything goes
Paper Sundaes~#101 something old something new...something old is the DP (I actually grabbed it out of my leftovers) and something new is the image
The ABC challenge~ "G" is for green

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