Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Dude!

Ahhhh.....Happy Friday. Wow, I can't believe It's Friday already. We left yesterday for Washington DC, and after our 8 hour drive and a day full of sight seeing, at crashed at 9:30pm, and that may be why I am sitting here typing this at 4:00am. I went to bed much to early for me. Anyways, D.C if fabulous. SO much more than I had anticipated. Every thing is big and beautiful. My only complaint here is the traffic and the drivers. Shoot, I thought Mass drivers were bad, these people make them look normal :)

So, before I left, I managed to get a few cards made. How cute is this image. This oh so cute tiger image is by Wags n' Wiskers Stamps. I wanted to use the "dog" Basic Grey paper, which I thought matched fabulously. I also decided to jump in and play in their challenge this week, which is stitching. I stitched around my edges. I added the "Happy Birthday Little Dude" sentiment from Amuse. I thought this card would make a great little boy b-day card. Whatcha think?

Well, I better consider getting back to bed and trying to fall asleep, as we have another jam packed day of sight seeing before we head to Ocean City MD tomorrow! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by. I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge: Christmas in July!

Happy Tuesday!!!! I do love Tuesday. Wanna know why??? Because Tuesday's = Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. We had a fantastic turn out last week. I hope you all are enjoying the challenges as much as I am.

For my card today, I used a stamp that has been seriously neglected. I bought this Amuse stamp years ago, and never used it. But when I was looking for X-mas stamps, I knew I wanted to use this one. If I decide to make mass Christmas cards this year, I may make this card! What do you think?

But before we start with this week, let me tell you about last weeks Top 3. It is always so hard to pick just 3. Without further a do. The top 3 cards for last week are:

This weeks TOP 3


Great cards ladies. Please feel free to take the Top 3 Badge from the right of my blog!

Drum Roll please......The winner of last weeks challenge, and the winner of the Digital Delights $10.00 GC is Kim McP Please e-mail me your e-mail address, so I can get your prize to you!

Here are your random numbers:

12 Timestamp: 2010-07-27 02:36:07 UTC
chosen by

So, by now I think you could guess that the challenge this week is Christmas in July! I hate to mention it, but Christmas is only 5 months away. Guess we better start making those Christmas cards! Are you having a hard to getting motivated? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous Christmas card made by the DT.....We hope to inspire you!

Lorie Ames

Crystal Irwin
Mary Castonquay
Kim Howard
Peggy Regan
Jackie Randolp
Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until next Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 next week, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC19. .......Have a great day and happy creating

My Card Qualifies for the Following Challenges:
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Anything Goes - That's easy!!!!
Rosie D's - All Creatures great and small
Stamptacular - XMAS in July -

Some Great Lilli of The Valley Blog Candy alert!

Look at these!!! I have recently discovered Lilli of The Valley stamps, and I have fallen in love, so I just had to share Dawny P at Pink Piggy's blog candy.

Also, Jacqui at Cat wiskers has some super cute LOTV blog candy up as well......

Critter Sketch Challenge: Robyn's Fetish

Happy Monday. I hope you had a fantastic weekend. We had a rather busy weekend with birthday parties and such, but it was good. I did spend a lot of time making cards. I am leaving for vacation this week and I was trying to get caught up for future challenges........

My card today was designed for today's Critter Sketch Challenge. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish digital stamps.... The image I used on my card is called Peter Da Puppy! This was the perfect image for me to break out my new BG paper pad! Speaking of BG, have you seen the new sneak peeks of the new BG paper being released at summer CHA? It looks fabulous. I sure do wish I was a summer CHA........

Anyway, We would love to have you join us in this weeks sketch challenge created by our very own Lisa Somerville. Need a little inspiration? Take a peek at the amazing DT, and don't be afraid to leave them a little love!
Well, I am off to run errands today, and maybe get my nails done :). If you get a chance please stop by tomorrow and check out what tomorrow's Going Grey With Scrap-Creations challenge is! Thanks for stopping by, have a FABULOUS day and happy creating!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Karate Thank You!

Happy Saturday!!! I hope are enjoying your weekend thus far! Just a quick post today. I am heading on vacation next week and I am trying to get some cards made for challenges while I am away.
I made this card last week for my son's Karate teacher Ms. Simoneou. She is a amazing teacher. SHe is twenty years old, working full time, going to school full time and yet she always puts in 100% when teaching the classes, so I wanted to make sure that she knew how much we appreciated all she did, and along with the card, I included a Farmville GC...(hahaha)....

Well, like I said, a quick post. I am off to get inky..Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend. Happy Creating!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Halloween is Hoppin at Tiddly Ink

Hey there, thanks for stopping by on this glorious day! I hope you are enjoying your summer days. I don't know about you, but we have had some seriously crazy weather here in New England. TORNADO WARNINGS......what...we don't get tornadoes. Seriously, the news came on with breaking news about getting in your basement and everything. It was crazy. Thankfully where I live (Nashua, NH), we didn't see any of that, and actually it has been the opposite where I live. We haven't seen rain in days. There has been thunder storms in the local areas, but I haven't seen anything, including rain in SOO long. What's the weather been where you are? Maybe I should have gone to school to be a meteorologist, as I find it fascinating....

I have gone GOTH......ok, not really.....Today is Tiddly Inks Halloween Blog Hop, and with Halloween being one of my favorites, I just had to play along. For my card, I used Gothic Pinky from Tiddly inks, and I am also submitting this card into their weekly challenge, which is a sketch. I have to admit that I am just loving these images. I feel like they were made for me. They go from "so cutesy to goth", and I like to play with don't be surprised if you see lots more of these images on my blog :)

So, what do you think of Goth girl? I wasn't so sure on how to color her hair. Black hair is the hardest for me do to. I also had a hard time choosing embellishments. Do you give a GOTH girl flowers? Well, I did, but I used black and gray with some screw brads for a little metal feel. I'm not so sure it works, but it's going to have to.

Well, I am off to take my daughter to camp. I hope you are having a great day, and happy creating!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge

Happy Tuesday.....Do you know what Tuesdays mean here at Scrap-Creations? Tuesday = our Going Grey with Scrap-creations challenge. This week we are SOOOO excited to have a fantastic sponsor, who has super cute images.......Digital Delights with Louby Loo. Wendy, the owner has so generously offered a $10.00 GC for the winner of this weeks challenge. What is the challenge you ask.....This weeks challenge is to use at least 3 embellishments, and of course Basic Grey paper. Geesh, I think I do that on every card LOL! SO have fun with it.

For my card today, I use Honey Pot Larry from Digital Delights, and I found him so fun to color and so easy to use. For my embellishments, I used Brads, Ribbon, gems, and stickles. I think I am covered. Wait till you see how amazing the DTs cards are.....

.......But, before I show you the DT's amazing cards this week, I want to show you last weeks Top 3, and the winner of the Whimsey GC.

Last weeks Top 3 cards are............drum roll please..........

Chris Olsen


Audrey G Fantastic cards Ladies, Please feel free to grab the top3 badge of the left side of my blog!

Now for the winner of the Whimsey GC:

Here are your random numbers:

8 Timestamp: 2010-07-20 03:59:55 UTC Carly B you are the winner. Please e-mail me your contact info, so I may get your info to whimsy.

Here are the DT's amazing cards for this weeks challenge. They have all used digis by Digital Delights!

Lori Ames

Peggy Regan
Mary Castonquay
Jacki Randolph
Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until next Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 next week, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC18. .......Have a great day and happy creating

One Stitch at a Time - Digi's....My be and sentiment are Digi
KL Stamping - Ribbon. I love ribbon. I really like polka dot ribbon which I used on this card.
The Townscrapper - Anything Goes - Their Last post for the summer!
CRAFT - Children - I think this would be a really cute card to send to a child.
Stamp Something - Digi - All you need to do is use a digi on your project. My Bee is Digi
Stamp Something: something digital

Paper Take Weekly-Cutie Patootie....I think this is a cute image!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life is Good!

Happpy Monday!!! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I know I did. Saturday I spent the day making cards with Mary, Peggy, Pia and Donna. I would like to be able to tell you that I made a ton of cards, but that would be a lie. I made a total of 2 cards in 7 1/2 hours...Yep, I spent most of the day chit chatting, but you know what....We had a GREAT time. I love getting together with these crafty girls!

Then on Sunday, we spent the day with my parents on their boat. Ohh..what a great time we had. The weather was perfect. My kids just love going on "Papa's boat" to do some swimming, driving, and fishing. They really have taken a liking to fishing. Here are a few pics from the day.

As you can see, my kids had a great day.

My card for today, is one of the two I made on Saturday. Mary and Peggy have recently purchased some Lilli of the Valley stamps and when I saw them, I instantly fell in love. Holy smokes are these stamps cute. If you ever never heard of them before, you should check them out. They have just released their Christmas stamps and they are To Die For cute......... They also run a weekly challenge, in which I have decided to play along. This weeks challenge is a sketch (my favorite). These images allow for a lot of pretty embellishements (flowers), which I love to use.
Well, that is all for me today, I am off to finish my card for tomorrows Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. Thank you soooo much for stopping by. If you get a chance to stop by and play, we would love to have you join us.

My card is also good for the following Challenges:

For Fun - Favorite coloring technique -Copics of course...hehehe
Papertake - In the garden -This little girl is gardening
AI Factory - Flower Frenzy-Use a image as your main vocal point or embellishment.
Anything Goes - Sparkle and Shine- I used stickles oner jewlery, hat and shoes.
Stamp For The Weekend #43: 3 DP, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon, and extra gems or charm

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Treasure Life's Little Moments......

Wahooo, look at me posting 3 days in a row, and no worries (as if), but I have a card for tomorrow too.....

So, as I have mentioned, it has been HOT & HUMID her in New hampshire for weeks, and we have seen barely a sprinkle, but I am happy to report that it is raining, and I am having a fantastic PJ kinda day. We really needed the rain (both my lawn, garden and myself). The summer is proving to be a very busy but fun one, but I am happy to have the rain. It somehow convinces me that it is OK to sleep in and lounge around in my pjs.

As my hubby said, "that card is not your typical, but it's nice". Don't you just love it when they say stuff like that. The thing is, he is right. My card today, is not my "typical" card. These are not my typical colors or image, but I like how it turned out. Pretty simple.

My card today is made to participate in a few challenges. The first challenge is a progressive challenge over at Designed to Delight digi stamps. Every week you play, you get the next weeks FREE digi stamp to work with, works for me, their images are super cute. Not only does Designed to delight have a challenge blog, but they also have a second challenge blog called Double Delights D2D, which is run by Kristine Breech and her sister. This weeks challenge there, was to use this image and EMBOSS. I will admit that when I saw emboss, I had a mini panic attack (ok, not really but..). I am such a DP addict, that I couldn't imagine not using it. So, if you look VERY closely, you will see that I used my cuttlebug folder and embossed the cardstock behind my flower bottles......It works...right????

I also made this card for The Rubber Cafe's inspiration challenge. The challenge was to pick a card designed by one of their DT members and create ypour take on it. I picked this card by Ann. I knew I wanted to use the Vino image, and her colors were perfect , so this is my take on her card. What do you think?

My Card qualifies for the following Challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge-This challenge is "In The Garden". What a fun theme for a challenge!
The Shabby Tea Room #17 - embossing
KL Stampin and Scrappin': embossing

Well, that is all for me today. Thank you a TON for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy Creating!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Going Grey with Scap-Creations

Happy Tuesday. Looks like another week that's going to fly bye. So, it's Tuesday and Tuesday's= Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge. This week the DT and I have decided that, due to the US holiday (July 4th) last week, we are going to extend last weeks challenge, which was a Summer Theme for another week......What does this mean for you????? It means you have an additional week to get your card in for a chance to win the Whimsey $15.00 GC. If you would still like to join us, please link your card at this post.

For my card today, I went with todays challenge and made a summer theme card. I used one of my new digi images by Tiddley Inks. Oh, man do they have some really cute images....

Some of the DT has made new cards for today as well, but because I am away from my house and using a friends laptop (which has no mouse, and clearly I am not computer savey), I will post their cards later when I get home, but in the mean time, please feel free to checkout their cards. You can find the DT blogs on the right side of my blog! SOOO, come play along, and have a great day...Thanks so much for stopping by.

My card qualifies for the following Challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge 68-This challenge is "On The Move". I have an image of a girl swinging, so she is moving, KWIM?

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 120-"School's Out For Summer is the challenge.

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #15-Their challenge this week is to add "TEXTURE" to your creation. I added ribbon, flowers, and glitter for texture.

Polka Doodles Challenge Week 27-This challenge as a summer theme as their challenge. I think this little cutie is swinging and enjoying the summer day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #22

Happy Monday, thanks for stopping by on this fabulous day. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am thankful that mine was pretty low key (for a change), and I even managed to stamp a few cards.

So, it's Monday and Monday's = Critter Sketch challenge. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish digital stamps.
I am new to Robyn's fetish digis, but man are they cute.

This weeks Critter Sketch challenge is a "Thank You" challenge. Well, I really wanted to use this image, and this sketch, which didn't leave me a lot of room for a sentiment, so I stamped my sentiment on the inside. The sentiment I chose was "Thank you for being You". I figured it would make a cute card to give to my hubby :) The Critter Sketch team all used images from Robyn's Fetish, and they each made the cutest cards. You can see their cards here:

Well, That is all for me today, If you get a chance check back tomorrow for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge! Have a great Monday!

My card qualifies for the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Destress it...All my edges are distressed
Creative Card Crew - Die Cuts. I used my Spellbinders
Stamping B's - Polka Dots, I doodled polka dots around my scalloped frame
All Sorts - Heart as the focal point. My pigs have hearts floating all around them.
Pile it on - Favorite things. As simple as this card may seem, it has most of my favorites, BG DP, Primas, spellbimders, and white pen
Little Red Wagon - Nesties...ALways...

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Wahooo...Look at me, I have posted 2 cards in one day. My friend Kristien Breach started a new challenge blog called Double Delights, which goes in conjunction with Designed 2 Delight digital stamps. This week is their first challenge, and the challenge was, first, hunt down the free digi along the D2D DT, and then make a tent card with it. I believe it took me longer to find the freebie , than make the card LOL. I love the image and this card was so fun and easy to make. Great card for a kids b-day! Also, the challenges are progressive. If you play in one week, the next week you get the next FREE digi, and so on.......

I am also loving this card even more, because I have been trying to use this BG paper pack and I just don't love it, but I managed to get it to work on this card!

Well, the I must cut this short, and get my card into the challenge before it ends tonight. Thanks for looking!

I'm Behind you 100%

Heheheheeee.....This stamps just makes me chuckle. I hope you're having a fabulous day today. I am happy to report that the hot weather here in New Hampshire has broke a tad. It has been completely terrible. It has been between 96 and 100+ degrees here with thick humidity. You know, I could actually take the hot weather, but it's the humidity that I can't deal with. Yesterday I was trying to make some cards and it was hot and my kids were fighting, and that just lead me to zero patience.......but today, I feel better.

So, onto my card....Last month I attended a Stamp show in Springfield, MA and while walking around with all my ooohs, and awes, a sample card caught my eye. Yup, as you can see, that stamp made it home to my house. I needed it....well, ok, I wanted it.....heheheee. It is a very different kind of stamp for me, but I love it!

I followed this sketch from Nikki Fairburn, and went with it. I used my new Basic Grey Oliver paper pack. Man, I love the new BG paper packs. Well, I am off to another day with my cherubs. I hope you have a fantastic day and thank you for stopping by. Have a great day and happy creating.

My card qualifies for the following:

One Stop Craft Challenge 87-Distressing is their fun challenge this week!
Crafty Catz Challenge #39-Their challenge is to use distressing on your card.