Monday, January 31, 2011

I WON!!!

 Whooo Hooo I WON!!!
I won week #46 at The Shabby Tea Room!!
This really is quite an honor. Especially when you see all of the beautiful cards that were submitted last week. Lots of great talent out there that's for sure! Thank you Tea Goddess's!!

Just in case you missed last weeks challenge here is the inspiration photo.

And here is my submission.

The Shabby Tea Room has a new challenge every Monday. Drop on by to play today!! Lots of great prizes and adorable blinkies can be won.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Splash of purple

It's a splash of purple this week at The Play Date Cafe. The challenge is to use the colors black & white with a splash of purple. This is what I came up with. I don't normally work with purple which is why I love challenges. They get me out of my comfort zone. Not too mention using product that's collecting dust in my studio. *giggle*

You should see some of the cards being made for this challenge. They are bee ~u~ tiful!! I hope you all are having a great weekend.

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thank You!!

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is having a recipe challenge this week. 3 Designer Series Papers, 3 Ribbons, and 3 Flowers. This is the card that I came up with. It certainly was a challenge for me. I never put that many flowers on anything. *giggle* It was so fun!! Thanks Stamptacular for an awesome challenge. I had so much fun with this tonight. I was totally looking for a project to wrap myself in. Best thing is I know EXACTLY who this is going to be mailed to. ~:0)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A winter challenge

Hi guys!!
I hope this post finds you having a great day.

The card I have to share with you today was created for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Their challenge is to create something with a winter theme and use the following picture as inspiration.

I think these two trees are just beautiful! The minute I saw this picture I knew that I wanted to have trees on my card. So... this is what I came up with.

It was fun creating the snow from some Melissa Frances mica flakes. I also put some dazzling diamonds on the trees so they sparkle too! This card is so whimsical and fun!! I hope you think so too. Our weather has been bitter cold and we got more snow today on top of our already 5 inches. Brrrrr It's the kind of weather where you just want to stay under the covers.

I hope you are staying warm!
Thanks for stopping by to see me. ~:0)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Made With Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to The Made With Heart Blog Hop!!

The blog list below consists of my friends throughout the paper crafting community. I thought this would be a great way to pull them all together in one place for your enjoyment. Some are from past DT's, current DT's, and online forums. This is a global blog hop. So you will get to see projects from all over the world. Ok are you ready to get started? This is the first start of our hop. So you're in the right place. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win some blog candy!!

My V-day project is a home decor banner. I love the soft pinks and roses in this new paper line from Making Memories. Once I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The shape of the banner is made from a die set from Papertrey Ink. There's also some Melissa Frances goodies, Tim Holtz keys, and pink bakers twine in there. Can you say Yummmmmie?? heehee Here are some close-ups.

Yep... Gotta have some blog candy.
The other day I hit 300 followers!! Wow!!
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments on my work. They really do make my day. So to celebrate I am offering up the following candy to one lucky blogger today.

How to enter to win:1.) Become a follower of my blog
2.) Leave me a comment to this post with a way to get in touch with you.

That's it!!

Today's hop offers a wonderful line up of very talented paper crafters. Each one displaying a unique Valentine project to get that mojo flowing for Valentine's day. There's only 3 weeks left to get those lovey dovey projects done. And I hope this hop can give you some great inspiration.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

You're Fantastic!

Hi Guys!!
I hope this post finds you having a great day!
The card I have to share with you today is for The Play Pate Cafe challenge this week. The challenge is to use the colors, grey, green, and orange. this is what I came up with.

The accent die was just given to me by a good friend. I couldn't wait to use it. Isn't it gorgeous? All the cuts on this card are from Spellbinder dies. I am loving these shabby ribbons and use them whenever I get the chance. Ok... that's it. Lots of updates this weekend. I have been one busy girl. I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Chic Challenge

Boy this must be the week for challenges! I was feeling extra creative today and decided to join in the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Their challenge this week is to use WHITE AND/OR CREAM PLUS ONLY ONE ADDITIONAL COLOR! The following photograph is to be used as inspiration.

Doesn't this table setting look heavenly? It reminds me of something you would see in a French restaurant. This is what I came up with. It's an invitation to dinner. At a wonderful French restaurant (just read the tag).

The colors I used where white and cream together with a beautiful sage. Accents in kraft and inking in brown were also used. This was such a fun challenge and I look forward to doing more of the challenges over at The Shabby Tea Room.

Thanks so much for coming by to see me!

Esty inspired challenge

Hi Guys,
Happy Weekend!! 
I found a wonderful and new to me challenge blog. Esty Inspired is a challenge blog that uses art to inspire art!! How cool is that? They select an Etsy store and feature it on their blog. The challenge is to visit that store, select something that inspires you and create something. Then share it on their blog. How fun!!

The store this week is Nanny's Room featuring an Arizona artist who primarily uses watercolor and colored pencils to create her paintings. Just beautiful!! These paintings are also sold as jewelry. Who doesn't love some bling? And handmade at that!!

So here is the item I chose to be my inspiration.

I don't normally select flowers to be in my creations. But this was so beautiful it inspired me to not only put 1 flower... but several!!
Here is my inspiration piece.

The leaves were placed in to mimic the greenery in her painting. Pink was chosen as the color I picked out of the painting to use on my card. I love the pink in the rope/ribbon of the necklace. If you are looking for a fun challenge check out the EtsyInspired Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishes for a great weekend.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A cup of life!

Happy weekend guys!!
I hope you're having a wonderful day. The card I have to share with you all today was inspired by my grandmother's garden.  The beautiful floral print paper by Melissa Frances, the lace border and pearls are all details that remind me of her garden. And of course what's a beautiful spring day in the garden with out some afternoon tea? This sentiment from Verve stamps is perfect!! Sums it all up pretty well if you ask me.


Cardstock: (kraft, whisper white, very vanilla) Stampin Up! Patterned paper: (Ella, Joanne, Courage, Madeline) Melissa Frances Clear stamp: (sentiment and tea cup from A Cup of Life) Verve Stamps Dye ink: (chocolate chip, sahara sand) Stampin Up! Craft ink: (white) Stampin Up! Accents: (pearls) Melissa Frances (stick pins) Maya Road (button) Papertrey Ink (small flower) Prairie Bird Boutique Fibers: (ribbon) Prairie Bird Boutique (bakers twine) Frost it Pink Tools: (lace border punch) Martha Stewart (fancy labels die, labels nine) Spellbinders 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hey guys!!
It's Monday and this week it's a sketch challenge over at Paper Therapy! We hope you'll join in the fun and play along this week. The sketch is pretty basic and easy to be embellished on. Here is what I came up with.

I have to say that I LOVE Verve stamps. No one does sentiments quite like they do. No matter the project or theme I am doing I always reach for Verve sentiments first. It's not just the heartfelt words but the font as well. Can you see the added lace embellishment at the bottom? It's much more apparent in person. I am still working on my photography.

Thank you so much for spending some of your time with me.
I hope I was able to inspire you today!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

So glad we're friends

Hi guys!! Hope you're all having a happy weekend.
Just a real quick post to share with you today. I decided to do the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I embellished on it just a bit. heehee Hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by to see me.

Friday, January 7, 2011

So Thankful

Hello everybody!!
Thanks again for a super fun blog hop. I am so thankful for all of my new followers. I hope to keep you inspired and entertained in the coming year.

This little beauty that I have to share with you today was made using several nestabilities. And a bunch of Melissa Frances goodies. I am loving her stuff. I use so many different products on my cards that I usually don't include a recipe. But if you ever see something you want to know more about please feel free to send me an email. For your convenience there is a link to my email right on my sidebar <---

Can you believe we are almost done with the first week in Jan? Holy cow. Christmas seems so long ago doesn't it? Back to the grind that's for sure. The hubs and son are back to work and school. I was finally able to get my house back in shape. Now it's on to my crafty to do list.

Just a heads up I will be having 2 blog hops coming up. One this month and one next month. Both with a Valentine/Love theme. So I'll be offering up some great candy for those and some wonderful projects to get your inspiration flowing.

Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!!

Wow, what wonderful comments you all left for me during this blog hop. I am very touched by all of your compliments and I read each and every one. You guys are the BEST!!! You totally made my day that's for sure. I love my followers and I am always looking for ways to inspire you. I wish I could give a prize to everyone. Keep in mind that I do blog candy ALL the time and I only give~a~way the good stuff! So be sure to check back often. selected comment number 71.
Charlotte said...
This card is SUPER SUPER SUPER adorable!!!!!! I love everything about it.

you are the winner of my blog candy!
I will contact you for all of your information.

Thanks again everyone for making this such a fun blog hop!
I'll be posting new projects soon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's a Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop.If you have just stumbled upon this hop you'll want to go back to the start so you don't miss any of the fun projects and blog candy. If you've come from April's blog then you're right on track and have reached the end of the hop. I'm your last stop! If you've made it this far you'll be very glad because I am offering up some fabby blog candy for all of you. See below.

The theme of our hop today is animals & birthdays. What a fun combination! Here is what I came up with. All of the supplies are SU except the buttons and bakers twine. I haven't used this paper before and gosh is it so vibrant and colorful. Perfect for a little ones birthday! This is the first time I have used this lion stamp too. Isn't he cute? I hope you have enjoyed the hop today. Please join me in wishing Ashley a wonderful birthday!! Ashley I hope you have a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead!!

Now for that blog candy!!
I have the following candy to offer one lucky blog hopper today!

1 package of SU Stampin Dimentionals
1 roll of SU So Saffron Grossgrain Ribbon
1 package of SU Library Clips
20 sheets of SU Tall Tails Designer Series Paper 6x6
130 Matching Buttons

All you have to do for your chance to win is:
1.) Become a follower of my blog.
2.) Post a comment to this post
and a way of me to get a hold of you if you win!!

That's it!! I'll pick a winner tomorrow morning.
So be sure to check back.
Good luck!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Delight in Life

Hello fellow crafters!
The card I have to share with you today is the end result of the challenge over at Paper Therapy! The challenge is a different one. I haven't done any challenge like this before. Which makes it oh so fun!! The challenge is to CASE (Copy And Save Everything) a project from your favorite blogger and share what you come up with. Don't forget to leave a direct link to the original project.

Because this is the first Monday of the month there is a prize to win!! So you wont want to miss out. Drop by to see what PT's DT has come up with for inspiration!

The blogger I chose is Iralamija. If you haven't noticed I am loving this shabby chic style lately. And her blog is very inspiring to me. Here is a link to the direct post where you can view her original project.

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year!!
Thank you for stopping by.