Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Going Grey Challenge #3: Easter

Welcome to this weeks Going Grey challenge at Scrap-Creations. This weeks challenge is a Easter theme card. For my card today, I have combined it with 4 challenges: Going Grey (of course), Mojo Monday sketch challenge, and Hopes Stamps Eternal's cupcake inspiration challenge and Stampavie's Easter challenge. I used one of my new Stampavie images , and believe it or not, I used the eskimo kisses paper. You can't tell that it x-mas paper can you? It fit the colors of Rachels challenge prefectly. Speaking of Hope Stamps Eternal, they are currently have a sale:

Thru Wed: 15% off with Code STPAT

Thru the 10th: 25% off Bella Blvd and Imaginisce no code needed

So, With this weeks challenge, I was think I would try something new. This week, The DT will pick a guest designer from this weeks participants. That person, will be show casing their card along with the DT cards, and as a added something, i am throwing in a mystery gift......You'll have to wait and see.......

So, without futher a do, let me show you this weeks amazing cards by the DT Team:


Kim Crystal

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until Monday 5th @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC4. Have a great day and happy creating!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

TGF: Battle challenge 1: Need your help!!!! Bloggers Challenge

Did you have a nice weekend? I apologize for not posting so much this week, but it had been some kinda week. on top of working and taking care of my family, I had to write two papers for my microbiology class, and homework for that class as well, so I have been swamped. BUT.....are you ready for some GREAT news???? On Tuesday I received a letter, and in that letter said ::: We are happy to inform you that you have been accepted to the NCC nursing program starting in the fall of 2010.....WAHOOOOO!!!! I have worked so hard for this and I couldn't have been any happier. I was dancing around my kitchen with the letter in my hand singing wahoo, wahoo, wahoo, I got in.......STOKED.

So, Mary, Peggy & I Have joined The Greeting Farms battle challenge Our Team name is The New Englanders. I think there are around 60 teams that joined and only 30 will make it to the next round. So We need your help. This weeks challenge is a Retro Theme challenge with a combo of a color challenge. You see, the teams with the most votes (comments) on their card will move on. I have to say, there are some seriously amazing card over there, but I would love it if you could supprt us and head on over to the greeting farm and leave us a vote/comment on our card. We would very much appreciate it. You can find the link here:

If you have never been on the greeting Farm, you can follow these directions to sign in.

How to Vote

Go to http://thegreetingfarm.com/galleria/
Click on Register and fill out the form.
You will be sent confirmation info to your email and you must click the link to officially be activated. If for some reason you do not recieve it, just email me and I will manually activate your registry.
Once you are activated, go back to http://thegreetingfarm.com/galleria/ and login.
Once you are logged in, go to Contest/Challenges > TGF ROYAL BATTLE > Week 1
Vote for your top 3 choices. When you comment, that counts as your vote. So Comment on your top 3 choices.
ANYONE and EVERYONE can vote.

I also playe in this weeks Bloggers challenge, which is a sketch challenge, and I was able to use one of my new Greeting Farm stamps "Ruby". I just tink she is so cute. You can also check out what the rest of the ladies came up with for this weeks challenge by clicking on bloggers challenge button on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Greeting Farm
Paper:365degrees from paper Paislee
Ink: copics

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Going Grey Challenge #3 Spring

Wahoooo it's Tuesday, and you know what Tuesdays mean....Going Grey with Scrap Creations. The theme this week.....can you guess???? Yep, thats right, SPRING!!!!

For my card today, I went with bright DP from We R Memories, and I used another one of me new Greeting Farm images. Oh my word, as I am sitting here typing this blog post, I realized that I didn't use Basic Grey paper. Darn it. I only slept 4 hours the night before and I obviously wasn't thinking. Darn. It is to late for me to remake my card (midnight), so please excuse my mix up.

Here are the great samples from the DT :





Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until Monday 29th @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC3. Have a great day and happy creating!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pink Cat New Release

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by on this glorious day. It's a big day over at Pink Cat Studios today. They are releasing 10 new Easter digi stamps, and they are all so cute.

On my card here, I used Lily & Chicks Paint an Egg. Isn't this image so cute. What a great card for a little girl on Easter. I broke out another sheet of We R Memories paper and I have to tell you, I am loving that they have 4 different squares of DP all on 1 12x12 sheet. No paper waste. I also used the Fridays Sketchers for my card layout.

Well, that is all for me today. If you get a chance, you should head on over to the PCS blog and check out what the Design team and some additional guest designers came up with for today's new release.
Also, make sure you check out tomorrows Going Grey with Scrap Creations challenge. We would love for you to join us! Have a great day!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's a Cupcake Inspiration Sunday!!!!

Happy Sunday. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. The weather here in New Hampshire has been wonderful, 70's which for us is FABULOUS! You know you're in New England when the weather hits 60 degrees and people break out their shorts and flip flops (seriously). Hehehe....

So, it's Sunday and Sundays mean cupcakes.....Hope Stamps Eternal cupcake inspiration challenge that is. You're probably looking at the cupcake wondering what in the world did she inspire from these gorgeous cupcakes. Well, I used to go into a inspiration challenge and panic. I would look at the picture and think I don't have anything that looks like "that". Well, it wasn't until recently that I have finally decided that it is a "inspiration" picture. I need to draw inspiration and not "copy" the pic. Since then , I know longer panic about these kind of challenges.

You see, when I first looked at these cupcakes, I thought "these are gorgeous, and very elegant". Well, I don't do elegant, I do "cute". Do you know what I mean? We all have our different styles and I would definitely consider myself a "cutesy" card maker. So when I made my card, I picked out the turquoise in the butterflies and decided I would go with some kind of springy themed card. I also just bought a few new stamps, and wanted to use my new Laurie the skunk stamp. I also wanted to combine my card with this weeks Greeting Farm Sketch Challenge, so I worked my card around that as well.

We would love to have you play along this week! Make sure to add a direct link to your NEW creation on Mr Linky at Hope Stamps Eternal by Saturday, March 27th at 9 pm MT. If you upload to a public gallery like SCS or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC51 so we can easily find you. Remember, no cupcake stamps are required!
Don't forget to check out all of the Sweeties creations!

~ Colleen (out this week) ~ Karen ~ Kelli ~ Michelle ~ Piali ~ Teresa ~
Stamps: Laurie from the Greeting Farm
Paper: We R Memories (1 piece)
Ink: Copics, memento black
Access: Bling, prima flowers, Random butterfly, computer generated font

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pink Cat Studio: A Ride for Two

Happy Thursday.....For once, I am sad to see the week coming to an end. I have been on Spring break from school this week and I haven't really worked to much, and I have been pretty productive as far as card making goes. It has been a GREAT week. I am sorry to see it coming to an end.
So it's Thursday and Thursday here at Scrap-Creations = Pink Cat Studio Digi release day. There are 3 new images today. I used the Lilly and Billy bike for two.
I used my new paper by Cosmo Cricket, and I have to say, I don't think there is a sheet of paper in that paper pack that I would use. Fabulous paper!
I also used the sketch challenge over at KLSNS . Again, here is my attempt at trying to multitask with the challenges at hand. I do like when I can get them to work.

Well, That is all for me today. If you get a chance, check out the amazing cards done by Pink Cat Studio DT for today's release. They girls are super talented and always have amazing cards! Have a great day and Happy Creating!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

Happy St. Patricks Day

So, I have no cards to share with you today, but I do have a cute & funny story to share with you. You see, my kids think St. Patricks day is a national holiday (they wanted to know why they had school today). They think St. Patricks Day is all about leprechauns. Yep, that's right, even though I have tried to explain that there is no such thing as leprechauns, they continue to believe. Their school has convinced them that the leprechauns come to the school and cause a ruckus and then leaves treats. So, for the past 2 years, on the night before St. Paddy's Day, they come up with some kind of trap hoping to catch a leprechaun. Then while they are sleeping, the leprechaun (me) comes and leaves then gold coin candies, and some quarters.

Well, this year, they set their traps, and colored some pictures to leave for the leprechauns, with hopes that if they didn't catch the leprechauns, at least the would butter up the leprechauns with some colored pics, with hopes of MORE candy and cash.

Well, at 4am this more, my son woke us up to let us know that the leprechauns came and what they left, but they didn't fall for the trap. He also tried to wake up his sister (Argh)......needless to say, we have all been up since then, but the kids were thrilled and we are EXHAUSTED!!!!! So, I hope you all have a FABULOUS St.Paddy's day!!!!

History of St. Patrick (which I will be telling my kids :)

Saint Patrick was born to Catholic parents about 385 in Britain. His father was a nobleman and a deacon. But Saint Patrick's privileged life came to an end at age 16 when he was captured by slave raiders from Ireland. With a large group of prisoners, Saint Patrick was transported to the then pagan island.
Sold as a slave to a king in the northeast, Saint Patrick had the lonely task of tending the pigs and sheep. In the midst of these harsh living conditions, Patrick's faith flourished as he turned to God in prayer.

After being held captive for six years, Saint Patrick heard a voice in his sleep say, "Soon you will go back to your homeland." A short time later, he heard the same voice say, "Your ship is ready."

Trusting in God, Saint Patrick set out on a 200-mile journey through unknown territory. When he arrived at the ship, the captain at first refused to take him. But Patrick prayed to God for help, and the captain changed his mind. Then began a lifetime of dedicating his life to becoming a priest. He envisioned returning to Ireland to teach the Irish about Christianity.

During his 30 years in Ireland, Saint Patrick founded more than 300 churches and baptized more than 120,000 people. Yet he still encountered much opposition, "Daily I expect either murder, robbery, or enslavement," he wrote in his Confessions. He escaped from 12 attempts on his life. Saint Patrick died a natural death on March 17, 461.

By the end of the 7th century, many legends had developed about Saint Patrick. One, of course, says he charmed all the snakes in Ireland and led them to the sea to drown. Another, probably the most popular, is that Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to unbelievers. This is probably why shamrocks, now Ireland's national flower, are worn by the Irish on St Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Going Grey" with Scrap-Creations #2 St. Paddy's Day

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the second week of our challenge. Thank you to all who played. The cards were amazing....I hope you all had fun playing with us. I know we enjoyed visiting your blogs and checking out your amazing creations. As promised, last weeks challenge was sponsored by Hope Stamps Eternal, and the prize for last weeks challenge was 2 packs of Basic Grey paper . Are you ready for the winner????????

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Congrats Gerrie. Please e-mail me your mailing address and we will get your paper on it's way...Wahooooo

So, as you may have noticed, this weeks challenge is a St.Paddy's themed card. I used one of my new stamps from Paper Jewels and my card also qualifies for the Critter Challenge . I Love when you can combine challenges like that.... So, being that the whole design team unknowingly used the Origins paper pack for their cards, I am offering up 1 6x6 pad of origins paper to the winner of this weeks challenge. Remember, your card must be St. Paddy's Day themed and you MUST use any Basic Grey paper.

Without further a do, let me show you the cards the Amazing DT come up with for this weeks challenge!




Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until Monday 22nd @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC2. Have a great day and happy creating!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's a Irish Cupcake Kinda Day!

Happy Sunday. Thanks for stopping by today on this glorious day....well, not so glorious here, as it has been pouring the whole weekend, but it does make good crafting weather though :)

Today is Sunday and Sundays here at Scrap-creations = Hope Stamps Eternal cupcake inspiration challenge. Today's cupcake comes courtesy of Martha Stewart living.

When I first saw the Cupcake, I immediately thought of Saint Paddy's day, but I also wanted my card to work for this challenge, as well as this weeks Greeting farm challenge, and another card for this weeks challenge at "Going Grey" with Scrap-Creations. which are all Birthday/celebration themes. So, I broke out my Origins Basic Grey paper pack, and paper pieced Ian to look a little "Irish". I am not sure I got what I was looking for, but I think he looks darling in his "get up". If you read my blog regularly, you know that I wasn't much of a fan for this Basic Grey Origins paper pack, but I have to say, I think it may be one of my favorite. The more I use it the more I love it.

SO: my question for you................which basic Grey paper pack is your LEAST favorite and WHY?

We have some big news over at Hope Stamps Eternal. We have a new sweetie....I am delighted to introduce you to Karen Giron. She is extremely talented, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Welcome Karen.

We would love to have you play along this week! Make sure to add a direct link to
your NEW creation on Mr Linky at Hope Stamps Eternal by Saturday, March 20th at 9 pm MT. If you upload to a public gallery like SCS or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC50 so we can easily find you. Remember, no cupcake stamps are required! Rachel will post the Top 5 next Sunday.
Need some inspiration???? Check out the cards the Hope Stamps Eternal Sweeties came up with this week. They are truly amazing!

Colleen * Karen * Kelli * Michelle * Piali * Teresa

Well, that brings today's blog to an end. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, and Happy creating.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bloggers Challenge: Happy Birthday

Happy Friday.....Did you have a good week? Well I am thrilled it's Friday, cause I had a very stressful week. I had a HUGE microbiology midterm, and I was freakin out about it, but happy it's over and happy I did fairly well.

If you follow my blog, you know I try to participate in Bloggers challenge of Fridays, and today that is exactly what I am doing.....Today's theme for Bloggers challenge is Birthday, and there are some very special Bloggers challenge players B-day this month, that I would love to say Happy Birthday to Lisa & Gerrie. I had the chance to meet these to wonderful ladies at winter CHA....Happy B-day ladies, I hope you have a great day!!!!!!
For my card today, I used one this weeks Pink Cat Studio's new digi released images. I paper pieced my Girl with the star to match my background paper, and I added some stickles for a little something. Of course I feel like this card is lacking something (prob cause i didn't use flowers, hehehe), but I think it would be fine for a little kids b-day card......What do you think?
Well, that is all for me today, I am hoping to get a few cards done this weekend, but for sure I will be posting Hope Stamps Eternal cupcake challenge on Sunday, so stay tuned..... Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fabulous weekend (don't forget to change your clocks forward). Happy creating!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Going Grey Challenge #1.......Wahoooooo

Oh my word, I am SOOO excited.....Today is the day of my first Challenge. My DT team and myself are so excited about this journey we are about to embark on.
So, let me tell you how the "Going Grey challenge" at Scrap-Creations works. Every Tuesday I will post a challenge with some sort of theme (sketch, color, holiday, etc...), but the one thing that will always remain the same, is the Designer Paper. In order to play in the challenges, you will always have to use Basic Grey Designer paper. Why Basic Grey, because I am a BG addict of course (hehehe). I love Basic Grey paper and I hope you do too.
With today being the first challenge, I decided that it should be a PRIZE challenge. Rachel from Hope Stamps Eternal has graciously offered to sponsor our prize this week. What's the prize you ask????? Well, Basic Grey paper of course. one random winner will win 1 pack of Kioshi, and 1 pack of Green at heart. Both packs are newly released.
So, what is this weeks challenge???? Celebration of course. We are celebrating our new challenge group and we hope to celebrate with you. All you have to do is create your card and link your card to "mr. Linky" at the bottom of this post. You will have until Monday at 6pm est time to upload your card. I will announce the winner on the following Tuesday.
For my card today, I used one of my new Stampavie stamps (which I am loving), and I used the Basic Grey Cupcake paper. I went with the celebration challenge, and viola we have a challenge here :)

I also wanted to introduce you to a amazing group of ladies that I have asked to be a part of my Challenge inspiration team. Each of these ladies is truly talented. Take a peek at what they came up with for this weeks challenge.

Crystal Irwin
Kim Howard
Mary Castonquay
Peggy Regan
Don't be afraid to head to their blog and leave them a little love. We all love some lovin. Aren't their cards amazing??? I think so :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happpppyyyyy Sunday......I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, I know I did. Saturday my son had his first Tae Kwon Do tournament and did AWESOME, and then after the tournament I spent the whole day with my stamping buddies and stamped away (even know I was there 7 1/2 hours and only made 2 cards). It's always nice to spend time my girls, and Today (as I am writing this) we are off to a full day of jumping, flipping and flying at my daughters gymnastics meet. All in all It has been a great weekend. What did you do? anything special?

Well, it's Sunday and Sundays mean Hope Stamps Eternal cupcake challenge. Today's inspiration cupcake (pic to your right) has the reds, blues, flowers, and that is somewhat of what I went with. For my card today, I used the new Devonshire 6x6 dp by KaiserCraft,
and I used my new Peggy Johnson Stampavie stamp and made this very sweet card. I have to say, I am in love with the Kaisercraft paper and the Stampavie stamps. Both are gorgeous. You know what's great, my card also qualifies for the Stampavie Spring challenge....Wahooooo....

We would love for you to join us, and if you need some inspiration, you can check out the amazing cards by the DT here.
Well, I am off for a fun filled day at the Gym meet, so Have a wonderful day and happy Creating.