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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scootin' By Card

Another card as guest designer for Gerda's Doodles.  This week it is a cute pup on a scooter...I decorated the inside, too.

Here's the details:

Image Cute Dog by Gerda's Doodles; I colored with pencils.
Sentiment - printed on computer
Papers - all from my scrap basket
Extras - Tim Holtz grunge board stars, inked with Tangerine and Denim inks; Spellbinder's scallop circles, EK Success border punch; and pre-cut letters for "HI!" inked with Denim ink.

I have enjoyed being a guest designer for Gerda this month.  I have a few more images I am playing with of hers that I will share soon.  If you have not checked our her store, please do so...there are so many cute images ;)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ATC: A Christmas Carol

July's ATC Swap on Paper Crafting Divas had a theme of "A Christmas Carol"...however that inspired you.  I was inspired to do one of my favorite Christmas songs..."Rudolph".  I got to use one of my favorite Cricut Cuts, too!

Here are the details:
Papers -  textured green velvet for the background, torn white mulberry and printed vellum.
Cut - deer from Cindy Loo cartridge
Extras - silver Flower Soft corners, small red pearl

Thanks for stopping!  Hope you are having a wonderfully, crafty week!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Need a Hug? card

I just love this FREEBIE from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I just had to do a card with him!  
I started with a sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges:
Here is what I came up with....
Here's the details:

Image -   Otto the Octopus from Gerda Steiner Designs; I colored him with pencils and added diamond Stickles and pearls to the bubbles
Sentiment - printed on computer
Papers - all scraps from my scrap basket
Extras - scrap of pink ribbon, blue and cream pearls, pink deco hearts, EK success edge punch, and diamond Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C199 - sketch challenge
Creative Creations Challenges - BINGO!  (sentiment, image, pearls)
Gerda Steiner Designs - Otto the Octopus
Through the Purple Haze Challenges - BINGO! (ribbon, 3 papers, pearls)
Tuesday Throwdown - use your scraps

Hope you are having a wonderful day!  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

What's the Scoop Card

Managed to get in a little coloring this weekend...I have been wanting to color this one, Ice Cream Lilly from Simply B Stamps.  

Here's the Details:

Image:  Ice Cream Lilly, from Simply B Stamps.  I colored her with pencils
Sentiment:  printed on computer
Papers:  Bo Bunny scraps from my scrap basket, lime, pink,  and white card stock
Extras: scallop edge punch, pink twine, flip flop charm

I am entering her into the following challenges:

Drunken Stampers - Thing: Twine, Challenge #137
Charisma Cardz - Challenge #132 - Ice Cream

Thanks for looking!  Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cute Cat Christmas Card

Third week as guest designer for Gerda's Doodles...This week was one of Gerda's picks, a cute kitty sitting on a package.  For some reason I thought of Christmas when I saw this image so I went with it...I also used a sketch from Mojo Monday ( that I am planning on using for the September PCD challenge).

Here's the Details:

Image- Cute Cat from Gerda's Doodles; I colored with pencils.

Papers - all from my scrap basket

Extras - Tickets were clip art printed on computer, buttons, twine, edge punch, black pen for faux stitching

I am in love with this card...and the inside.  

Have you had a chance to get your FREEBIE from Gerda ?  If not, check it out...he is adorable!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bless this Nest Card

Just a quick share...I made this card the other day for a friend who recently moved to the area.

All of the cuts were from a swap...isn't that bird so cute? Unfortunately, I do not know where the cuts are from or who made them (Jeannette, maybe?)

Well, since the cuts were already done, this card came together quickly.  I just added some pretty papers, teal card stock and used my paper edge and scallop edge punches.  

Thanks for stopping by...hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Puppy Package Card

Second week as a guest designer for GerdasDoodles...another adorable image.  This week I did one of Gerda's picks, Cute Puppy in Box.  He looked like he was in a birthday box, so...here is what I came up with...
I used a sketch from Paper Crafting Divas.  
I really like how this card came out.

Here's the details:

Image Cute Puppy in Box; I colored the image with pencils then added Crystal Effects to the bow, nose, and eyes for dimension.  I also colored a second box top, fussy cut it out, and pop-dotted onto the image for extra dimension.
Sentiment - printed on computer
Papers - Bo Bunny "It's My Party" stripe/words....love two sided papers!  Black and white card stock.
Extras - small bow and heart punches, red rhinestones, and open scallop edge punch.

If you haven't checked out Gerda yet, you should.  She has a challenge and adorable FREEBIE right now!

Thanks for looking!  Hope your weekend is off to a WONDERFUL start!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Spika the Evil Mermaid Card

This month for the Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan Page Challenge the theme was "Good vs. Evil" and we were given our choice of two mermaids.  I decided to go outside my box and do the evil one.  Once I saw the image I had a vision of what I wanted...now, getting it all to work was a little more challenging.  My end design is not exactly what was in my head, but I am very please with it.  So, here she is, Spika the Evil Mermaid...

Here's the Details:

Image Spika the Evil Mermaid by Simply B Stamps, she is "mixed media"...I colored her body with pencils; her hair, eyes, and lips are colored with markers; and her tail is done with black marker covered with crystal effects (for the slick effect) and Stickles in black (had to have a little glitter).

Sentiment - came with the stamp, I added some Stickles in black.

Papers - black card stock for the base of the tent card, silver card stock - I added the grid marks with my score tool.

Extras - for the background I used a image I found online, inked mulberry paper for rocks, crystal rhinestones, green fibers, black sheer ribbon, Jolee's skull dimensional sticker, and a small skeleton hand (thanks, Elisabete - it was perfect!).

I really enjoyed going out of my box to create something not so glittery and sweet.  Thanks for looking!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Gerda's Doodles August Guest Designer

So, on a whim I  applied to be a guest designer for a new digi stamp site I found, Gerda's Doodles...and I got it!  I am a guest designer for the month of August.  If you have not seen here images, check them out....they are adorable!  So, without further ado, here is my first design...

Isn't this little mouse the cutest!  I loved the simplicity of this image and I decided to keep the card the same...simple.  

Here are the details:

Image - Mouse Phone Hallo by Gerda's Doodles; I colored the image with Prisma Color pencils and used a silver metallic pen on the can for detail
Papers:  all from my scrap bin...pink and aqua glitter, white embossed cardstock
Extras:  ribbon; I also used pop dots (dimensional tape) on the back of the image

To find out more about Gerda and her designs check out her website:  http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/.  She has a newsletter, freebies, and challenges.  And don't forget to take a peek into her shop for some adorable images.  Don't forget to come back next Friday to see another project made with one of her cute images.

Thanks for stopping by...wishing you a WONDERFUL weekend!