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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 :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Bird-Day Card

This little bird is just the cutest!  I loved coloring him.  This is an odd color combo for me, blue and purple, but I think the printed paper brought it all together.  I also did some sewing to add a little texture to the layers.

Here's the Details:  
Image - Birthday Birdie from Doodle Pantry; colored with Prismacolored pencils and accented with Crystal Effects on the eyes, beak, feet, and candle.
Sentiment - came with digi stamp
Papers - Bo Bunny grape dot and a scrap from my basket
Extras - twine, tag punch, SU Framelits - Floral Frames, CM circle cutter

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cards Challenges #9 - Blue & Purple (see why I used that comb?)
Creative Knockouts - #34 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - # 193 - Recipe Challenge

Have a creative day!

Monday, April 28, 2014

CAS Card with Teen Fairy Pia

This card was a definitely a challenge for me, CAS cards are not my specialty...I always want to add a little more! But, I had just colored this image and saw the challenge and went for it. 

Here's the Details:
Image - Teen Fairy Pia from Mo's Digital Pencil; colored with Prismacolor pencils and accented with diamond Stickles
Sentiment - made on computer
Papers - Bazzill white card stock, purple from my scrap basket
Extras - purple rhinestones, purple satin ribbon, CM circle punch, score board

I am entering this card in the DP2 challenge - #228:  Clean & Simple w/a Mo image.

Happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintage Tags

These are a couple tags I made for a swap...The theme was vintage floral.    I wanted a shabby type collage effect.

I used kraft paper to make the base tag.  I added a doily that I inked with Tim Holtz Walnut distress ink.  I used my dress form dies from Stampin' Up to cut the dress shape from some Basic Grey floral scraps.  I added a paper swirl, a metal brad, a paper flower (from another swap) and a Stampin' Up ivory button tied with some twine.  For the top I used glittered ivory tulle and brown satin ribbon.  Wasn't too sure about this one, but now that it is done...I like it!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Betty Antoinette Birthday Card

Have had this one colored up for awhile, just now getting on to a card.  I have her colored up in several color combos, but I think this is my favorite.  She is from Simply B Stamps.

Here's the Details:

Image -  Betty Antoinette from Simply B Stamps; colored with Prisma colored pencils and accented with Stickles and Pearlz.
Papers - from my scrap basket
Extras - Happy Birthday emboss folder from Cuttlebug, CM oval cutter, Jolee's glitter rhinestone flower stickers, Recollections large rhinestone

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C232
Tuesday Throwdown - #192, Lots of Sparkle 
Through the Purple Haze - # 38, Creativity Strike

Thanks for stopping by!

Hang in There Card

I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  We did.  We spent the weekend doing yard work then had a nice family dinner on Sunday.  

Now for a quick share...

Here's the Details:

Image - Little Possum from Meljen's; colored with Prism colored pencils
Sentiment - made on computer
Papers - all from scrap basket, gingham is Daisy D's
Extras - ribbon, Jolee's rhinestone flower stickers, Stampin' Up bird punch (leaves), Rose Zig marker for faux stitching, EK Success edge punch

I did this card a little different...not your regular opening. Wanted to add a little interest.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Chick Card

Another ADORABLE  image from Meljen's Designs!  

Here's the Details:
Image - Spring Chick; colored with Prisma colored pencils
Sentiment - SU Miracle of Spring set
Papers - Patterened paper from Best Creation Inc., blue from my scrap basket
Extras - Jolee's glitter & rhinestone sticker flowers, felt flowers from Michael's, My Moments orange daisies, Bo Bunny dotted ribbon, Martha Stewart edge punch, CM circle cutter, CM corner rounder, white Gelly Roll pin (for stitching).

I am entering this in the following challenge:
Meljen's Designs

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Egg-cited Easter Card

Easter card for DH, love this image from Simply B Stamps.

Here's the details:

Image - Eggcited Corinne from Simply B Stamps; colored with Prisma colored pencils, added Stickles in Cotton Candy to ears and outfit.
Papers - Doodlebug Designs:  Nifty Notions, Sew Plaid, blue card stock from scrap basket
Extras - Pink Prima flowers, blue ribbon, green & silver brads, Stampendous silver egg and flower stickers.

How are your Easter preparations coming?  I still have a few things to get together...

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweet Little Lop Bunny Easter Card

I love this image...isn't she adorable?  I couldn't wait to color her.  

Here's the Details:
Image - Sweet Little Lop from Meljen's Designs, colored with Prisma Color Pencils
Papers - all from my scrap basket
Extras - Jolee's felt flower stickers, blue rhinestone, white Gelly Roll pen (for stitching), CM circle cutter, blue glitter paper flourishes left over from a Cricut cut (way to reuse).

Are you ready for Easter?  Not me...working on  few things for the table setting today. Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Altered Altoid Tin

So this was for a swap.  I have never done an altered Altoid tin, so...I had no plan when I sat down.  The theme was "Flights of Fantasy".  While the end result doesn't have a lot of 'fantasy' going on, it has 'flight' covered.  

I dumped out my embellishment jar and pulled things I liked...the butterfly, "happy" tile, and the quote on the inside. I then pulled some scrap papers.  I decided it needed an accent color so I used purple, favorite of the recipient.  I had this window tin in my stash and decided to use it instead of the used Altoid tin I had originally planned on.  I liked the idea of the window.  Then I got my glue and went to work.  I love when there is no plan...just free creating.  I am happy with the end result.  What do you think?

Happy Monday!


Friday, April 11, 2014

A Sketch and a Card

So, this is the sketch that I used for my FB group challenge this month.  It is from Quintessentially Me, she has some great sketches.  I decided to make a "scrappy" card...only use scraps.  So, the two images are from a treat basket I received and I saved the images once the treats were gone...they are so cute and have the fun spirelli detail.  the papers are from my scrap basket.  The sentiment is what is left of a sticker packet.  The flowers, which I did add two extra because I couldn't bear to through the odd ones out, are leftovers from another project.  

Thanks for looking!  


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bunny Betty Card

So, I was going for a non-traditional Easter colors.  I think this fits that perfectly, but I love the plum!  

Here's the Details:  
Image - Bunny Betty from Simply B Stamps; colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and embellished with Fuchsia Stickles
Papers - printed paper is subway art I printed, plum card stock & champagne glitter card stock is from my scrap basket
Extras - MS edge punch, SU bird punch (for the branches at top), crinkle ribbon, Prima paper roses

Tomorrow, maybe something a little more traditional...


Monday, April 7, 2014

Roxie the Good Mermaid Card

This was a fun one to color!  She is Roxie the Good Mermaid from Simply B Stamps.  

Here's the details:
Image - Roxie by Simply B Stamps; colored with Prisma colored pencils, added Diamond Stickles to fins, lime Stickles to seahorse, and Gold Stickles to hair
Sentiment - printed on computer
Papers - from my scrap basket
Extras - large and small rhinestones, blue hemp, glitter tulle, hold punch, pop dots, and CM oval cutter.

Wishing you a crafty week!