Monday, August 30, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #25: Halloween

Happy Tuesday. Can you believe that we are on our 25th challenge here is Going Grey With Scrap-Creations. Wow, time flies when you're having fun.

For this weeks challenge, we are going with one of my favorite times of the year; HALLOWEEN! There are no other requirements for this weeks challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with.......

Please remember Basic Grey is NO LONGER a requirement for our challenges!

For my card today, I used this super sweet witch from Prairie Fairy Designs, and I combined challenges and used this weeks Sketch Saturday shetch. With the card being Halloween and all, I had to bust out my goo dripper punch.....hehehehe I do love Halloween!

Before I show you the Amazing DT's cards, I wanted to show ou last weeks TOP 3! WOw, so many great cards, but I can only pick 3. This weeks TOP 3 are:


Fairy Pickles

Great cards Ladies! Please feel free to grab the TOP 3 badge from the right of my blog.

The winner of the Sass Cheryls GC was picked by, and the winner is :Here are your random numbers:

2 Timestamp: 2010-08-31 02:39:07 UTC JONI

Now. without further a du, let me show you the DT's amazing Halloween cards!!!!

Lorie Ames

Peggy Regan
Mary Castonquay
Jackie 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 GGSC25 .......Have a great day and happy creating .

My card also qualifies for the following challenges:

Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Distressing...I distress everything LOL!
Our Daily Bread - Texture It: I have flowers and lots of bumpy glitter
Cowgirl Sunday - Embellish with Flowers- My favorite embellishemnet
Cupcake Craft - Lets Get Digital -I think 90% of my images are digi these das
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter & Sparkle : all over the goo punch

Bee Crafty Challenge 37-This is one of my favorite challenges "Anything Goes"!
Aud Sentiments Challenge #19-This week their challenge is "Anything Goes" a fun challenge!

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #25-This week their fun challenge is "Old Meets New".
I have new DP and image, but Old embellishments and punches!

Crafty Emma's Store Challenge #1- "Anything Goes".

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sammy with Ball by Marina Neira

TGIF.....What a LONNGGG week this has been. I have been running around all over the place doing errands, the dentist, the doctors , and trying to finishing up school shopping. We are getting thing ready for the kids return to school, which is next Tuesday. It has been a REALLY good summer and I am sad to see it end, but I guess all good things must come to an end!

So, HOW CUTE IS THIS IMAGE???? Marina Neira is a amazing artist and has created images for both the Greeting Farm and Motivet, but she now has decided to open her own company: The Stamping Bazaar.

With all new adorable images for us to color and play with. I am extremely honored to be a part of her design team, and I look forward to creating with more of her images! Sammy is currently available for purchase in either rubber or digi, and he can be found here!

I did have to share this second card that m daughter Abbey made with Sammy with the ball. She colored it all on her own, and I even let her use my COPICS! you, know what though, she thought that she was a "real" artist because she got to play with the copics, and to me she is, not because of the copics, but because she is a amazingly creative child!

Well, that is about all for me today. I hope you have a fabulous day, and thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit. It means the world to me. Happy Creating!!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Design Team call for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Design team Call!

I am sad to say, that Crystal Irwin has decided to leave us. She is in the mist of big adventures in her stamping career and we wish her the best. Crystal, you have been a fabulous DT member and we will miss you!

With that being said, I am looking to fill her spot plus add another DT member. Here are the requirements!

* Need to be able to work with and promote various Company (sponsor) images or product.
* You must be able to post your card to the team yahoo group before 6pm every Monday night.
* you must have a active blog (meaning, you must post at least 1-2x's a week).
* you will need to post your challenge card to your blog every Tuesday!

What you get as a DT member

* We have 2 sponsors, sometimes 3 a month. Almost always we get FREE images or product to use!

* Being on the team will allow you more blog traffic

* Fun, Fun, Fun....We have a great team,

If this is something you are interested in, Please e-mail at with the following info:

Your name, and your blog URL

I will close the DT Call on September 1st, and contact the new members on the 2nd. Thank you

Monday, August 23, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-creations challenge with Sassy Cheryl!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great start to the week. This is my last full week with the kids before they go back to school. So far, the weather has been blah....Rain, cold , and just pj weather, so that is what we have been doing. Just hanging around, and honestly, with the busy summer we had, I think they are enjoying the PJ's kind of days:)


Before I get into the challenge, I wanted to share with you a BIG change in our challenge RULES! After much consideration, we have decided as a team to change the designer paper rule. As of today, you are allowed to use whatever DESIGNER PAPER you choose! Of course we LOVE BG, but this is no longer the requirement!!!!!

Challenge #24: Recipe Challenge: Ribbon, Flowers,Brads or pearls.

This week we have a Fabulous sponsor for you....SASSY CHERYL ! Oh my word, her images are to die for cute....EVERY SINGLE one of them :) Cheryl is offering $5.00 GC to the winner of this weeks challenge!

Cheryl was so sweet and gave the DT members some images to use for this challenge, THANK YOU CHERYL! For my card, I used the BIG BEAR HUG digi stamp. This is a very simple card for me, you know, only 2 layers (hehehee), but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. So, wanna play??? Do you like ribbon, pearls, flowers???? pretty simple don't you think? I hope you can join us!

Before we get to this weeks amazing cards, I wanted to share last weeks TOP 3. I have to admit, this is always so hard for me, as all the cards are alwas so good, but without further a do, last weeks TOP 3 are.........

Kristine Breech

Jan Hunnicutt
Chris Olsen
Lacey Stephens I had to pick 4 this week. I loved that Lacey made a Scrapbook page for the challenge! Ladies, you are this weeks TOP 3 (4), please grab the Top 3 banner code from the right of m blog! Congrats ladies, thanks for playing!

Now for the DT's AMAZING cards!
Mary Castonquay
Jackie Randolph
Kim Howard
Peggy Regan
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 GGSC24. .......Have a great day and happy creating

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #27:Red and stripes

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a great weekend. On Saturday, I spent the day stamping with my friends. It is always a GOOOOD time....not only did I have a good time, but I was very productive as well. I have ALL my cards for this week done and ready to be posted . That doesn't happen so much :) Today, we did some school shopping....So, I have to was a good weekend!
Today's card is done for todays Critter sketch challenge. This weeks challenge is Stripes & Red! I worked that out by using Cosmo Cricut paper, which had stripes, and the red is on my image and on my DP! The paper can be purchased at Limelight Paper crafts, which just happens to be our sponsor this month!
For my Card today, I used the following materials:
Image: Lilli of the Valley, sentiment by Amuse
Paper:cosmo cricket
Flowers: Prima
Ink: copics & Memento
I also wanted to mention.....Critter sketch is looking to add to their team!
your term would run from October 11-January 31 (2011.) Our postings are on Monday so you must be able to upload your creation to your blog by 8am EST on Mondays. This is a bi-weekly 4 month commitment. We have monthly sponsors lined up through the end of the year, and a few going in to 2011. Each month the sponsor will give our DT a "gift" to help sponsor their company through our DT creations. There are never any vendor restrictions but you are asked to promote the Critter blog and our monthly sponsor as often as you can.
This is a challenge blog so you will be presented with a challenge 2-3 weeks prior to the post date and then be responsible for emailing your creations to me. You can browse through the blog for ideas.
Applications will be accepted through September 15th. Please email me at for an application and complete list of guidelines. The design team will be announced shortly following the cut off date. If I receive a large amount of applications, I will close the DT call early if a qualified team is quickly found.
Good Luck and thank you for checking out the DT info. Please email me with any questions you may have.
Well, that is all I have to say today, but please tr to stop by tomorrow to check out some big news with Going Grey with Scrap-Creations! Thanks for stopping bye!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Cake of a Different Sorts!

TGIF........I am so happy it's Friday! It has been a really busy week here in the Catalano household. This past Thursday was SCHOOL orientation. Oh boy, it's really coming....I am really starting nursing school! For the last 3 years, I have taken all my prerequisites to get to this point, and you know, you never think it's ever going to happen......but it does.....I will be considered a Full Time Nursing Student in September!!! So,,,,I have a couple more weeks before the madness starts. My kids start school on the 31st, so I need to finish some school shopping, and then we will be ready to hit school running, although one can't wait to go, and the other doesn't want to go back.........

How about my Greeting Farm cupcake goth girl! I will admit that when I started coloring her I was thinking she looked weird, and I wasn't sure I was going to make a card with the image, but all said and done, I think she looks pretty good! I went with some Halloween paper and top the card off with my screw brads :) WHAT DO YOU THINK????

I am REALLY excited about tomorrow, as I am having a stamping day with some friends. We do this every so often, and it is always a blast. I can't wait to get my stamp on. Hopefully my mojo shows up. Well, I better get packing for the day. Thanks you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend, and happy creating!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge #23: Fairy Tales do come True!

Happy Tuesday! Wow, here we are in our 23rd challenge. Can you believe it. How time flies when you're having fun. I have been completely blessed with a amazing DT, and FABULOUS readers. Thank you so much for playing with us, and being so generous with your comments, without you, Going Grey would not be around!

Fairy Tales do come true!!!! well, at least this week for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations! This weeks challenge is Fairy Tales. Please feel free to think out of the box on this one. The possibilities are endless. BUT, please remember to use your BASIC GREY PAPER!

Once again, we are extremely luck to be sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Wendy (the owner) is offering a $10.00 GC to her store, and she has NEW images that are to die for.....well,you won't have to wait to long, as the Going Grey team used them today for the challenge! Thanks Wendy!

Have you visited Digital Delights site lately? Well, on their home page, there is this card made by Lisa Cook. Her card is breath taking, absolutely amazing. Soooo, when I received these images, I was completely inspired by her card! So, when I sat to make my card, I decided, that I would try my hands at my first easel card. This way, it would allow me some 3D effects on my card, and you know I couldn't pick just one of Louby's great images, I wanted to use as many as I could make work! I used the Castle, Princess Shona, and Sparky the Knight! Doesn't completely compare to Lisa's card, but it will work great for it's purpose. You see, this card is off to my little friend Christine, who just had her tonsils and adenoids out, and tubes in her ears. I am hoping she is going to love it!

Okay, before I show you the DT's cards, I wanted to name last weeks TOP 3!




Fabulous cards ladies. Please feel free to grab The TOP 3 badge on the right of my blog!

Are you ready to feast your eyes on the DT'S amazing creations this week!.........drum roll please........

Mary Castonquay

Crystal Irwin
Kim Howard
Peggy ReganLori AmesWeren'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 GGSC23. .......Have a great day and happy creating

My Card qualifies for the following Challenges:

The Crafty Pad Challenge 84-This week their fun challenge is "Glitz and Glitter". I used stickles on my card!
Stamp Something Challenge-Their challenge is perfect this week "Fairy Tale Somethings"

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #96-The challenge this week is cute "What Are Little Girls Made Of".
Pile it On challenge #32-get into shape: You must have 5 plus cut out items on our card....Yep, Castle, Princess, Knight, and all the flags...I do loveto cut!

Charisma Cardz Challenge # 32-Easal card!

Wild Orchid Challenge 3-One of the girls. Make a girlie card. I think this princess card pass!

Flutter B Wednesday Challenge #117:Use butterflys, Fairy, or angel on your card!

Stampin B's Design Challenge #71: Create a scene

I did it creations Challenge blog #17: anything goes

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Psss....I have some thing to tell you....something really BIG !!!

WOW.....I think I have vacationed myself out! In the past 3 weeks my family and I have been home a total of 4 days I believe. First Washington DC, then Ocean City Maryland, and the Lake Winnipesaukee NH. We had a FABULOUS vacation, but I am completely exhausted. It is now time to settle in back home and get back to the routine of things, but first, I have to catch up on my LAUNDRY!!! Ahhhh....the house is a mess and the laundry is piling up....You know how that is when you get back from vacation, everything is a mess, and the laundry is piled high!

I have had this image from the Greeting Farm colored forever and just got around to making it into a card, and I figured today was the perfect time to post it, seeing this is exactly how I feel today LOL!

Oh, did I mention that I had something I wanted to share with you....Something big I recall....well, big for me ....REALLY BIG for me.....I am THRILLED, ecstatic, jumping with joy to tell you that I have made the first ever design team for THE STAMPING BAZAAR, owned and runned by Marina Neira! I couldn't believe it when I got the e-mail saying I was chosen on the team....Seriously....I was freaking out. I am a HUGE fan of her work, and I can't wait to get started.....WAHOOOOO......seriously, I am so happy :)

So, now that i have had a chance to share my big news, I better get back to my laundry, so I can spend tomorrow STAMPING!!! I can't wait to get INKY! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by.......HAPPY CREATING!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge: Back to School!

Happy Tuesday!!! I do Love Tuesdays.....Do you know why? Tuesdays= Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge!

So, summer is or has come to the end for most of us, and school is starting or has started for most of us, so I figured what a great week to make the challenge a "Going back to School" one.

How cute is this image on my card????? I have to say that I have fallen for these Tiddly Inks images. They are all just Sooo cute. My card today was inspired by this card designed by Lysa Rohrer. When I was making this card, I thought it would be a great card to give to your daughter in her lunch bag on the first day of school, and that is exactly what I will be doing with this card, which is why I made it so simple!

Before I share with you the DT's amazing cards, I would like to show you last weeks TOP 3, and pick the winners for the Kenny K images!

THIS WEEKS TOPS 3 (in no special order)

Annika Claire

Ladies, great cards.....thanks so much for playing. Please feel Free to take the Top 3 badge on the right side of my blog!

I would also like to thank Kenny K for sponsoring us and providing us with such fabulous images and some great prizes. There are 3 prizes to be had, and they have been chosen by

The first prize winner (3 digis of your choice) is: Rachel

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:

Timestamp: 2010-08-10 03:09:59 UTC

The second place winner (2 digis of your choice) is:Sylvia

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:

Timestamp: 2010-08-10 03:11:34 UTC

The third place winner (1 digi of your choice) is:Karyn

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:

Timestamp: 2010-08-10 03:13:43 UTC

Ladies, please e-mail , so I can forward your e-mails to Kenny K!

Are you read for the fabulous DT's cards......They are always so impressive!!!!!

Peggy Regan

Crystal Irwin
Lorie Ames
Mary Castonquay
Jackie 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 GGSC22. .......Have a great day and happy creating