Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wicked Wednesday & Moving Along with the Times

Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you today at:



We're being sponsored by DRS Designs, and I used the "Great Friends Drink Alike" stamp.  Papers are from doodlebug design inc.  I added some gemstone stickers and inked the edges of the ATC with Melon Mambo ink.

I'd like to enter my ATC into the:
 
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Next is a sweet card I made using one of the Lots of Love for Lauryn images designed by Claire at Jellypark:


This card is for the following challenges:


I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye, flower is from my stash. Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Cass & Crafty Calendar

Today my gorgeous, funny, sweet, amazing daughter Cass turns 19.  My "baby" - I can hardly believe how quickly the years have flown by.  She came into this world screaming like a banshee, full of life and ready to take on the world.  She's been a shining light in my world since that very day - my little mini-me.

I'd like to enter her birthday card into the following challenges:


 For Cassidy's birthday card, I used this sweet elephant stamp from Lili of the Valley - Cass wants a tattoo of a baby elephant behind a mama elephant, so I made her this card and got her the sweet elephant Alex & Ani bracelet for her birthday.  Anyway, I stamped the image on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and Stickles.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  "Happy Birthday" is from My Favorite Things.
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My next card is for the following challenges:



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This cute dragon image is from Bugaboo Stamps (I used lime green/player's choice of Bugaboo image/recycled item of ribbon tag).  I colored him with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and lots of glitter.  Ladybugs & bumblebee brad are from my stash - papers are from MME.  Peace.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter & Spring Stuff

Best of luck to all of the people participating in the Boston Marathon today!  Boston Strong.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.  The first is a leftover Easter card for the:



I used Lizzy Love Cute Girl #8 from Oddball Art, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits. Papers are from MME, and the flowers and things are all from my stash.  I made the sentiment with my Dymo Caption Maker.
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And next is a card I made for the following challenges:

 




I used Keep Buzzin' (Tamaya the Bee) from The Stamping Chef, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  For the Crafty Catz Challenge, the B stands for bee/bumblebee.  :)  Papers are from MME, and the sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Ribbon tags are from SU! Peace.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The East Wind & Whiff of Joy

Happy Easter!

My first card today is for the following challenges:

The East Wind: Humor 


I used Lucy Loo Blow the Skull Kisses, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and lots of Diamond Stickles.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  Sentiment is from TLC.  For the Creative Corner challenge, I used jewels (J for Jenn/Jewels).
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My next card is for the following challenges:



I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Added some text stickers and a couple different pieces of lace.  Papers are from jillibean soup.  Peace.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just Some Lines: Think Spring & Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good morning!  The sun is shining and it's a long holiday weekend here in Massachusetts (Patriot's Day is Monday)... we're going to brunch for Easter at my sister's tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.  I'm bringing a cheesy squash casserole and mimosas!  ;)  Hope you all have a nice Easter if you celebrate it.

Today we are on week 3 of our current challenge at:


I made 2 Easter cards:

And one little ATC (my daughter was born on Earth Day/April 22 - I've always that was so cool since I've been an Earth Day activist since before most people even realized it was a "thing" - LOL):
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And my next card is for the following challenges:



I used an image I got as a freebie for donating to the Lots of Love for Lauryn fund here.  I love this butterfly with the awareness ribbon, it's just perfect. I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added lots of Stickles.  Papers are from MME.  Peace.

Friday, April 18, 2014

From the Heart for Lauryn, Sweet Pea Stamps FB Challenge, & Paris Girl

Hello friends - the other day I joined the Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop but I wasn't able to share the card I made for Lauryn.  I wanted to share that with you first - you'll get a code to get this adorable image for free if you donate on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog page here.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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The image is called Shine and she's from the Faithful Friends line at From the Heart Stamps.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added Stickles.  Papers are from MME, ballet slippers charm is from Joanns.com.

Next up is my card for the:



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


I used My Beloved (Charmaine Flannery) digi stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  DP is from MME.  I added some gold pearl stickers, a key charm, and text stickers from Tim Holtz.  

And last for today is a card I made for one of my bestest friends in the world, An.  She mentioned to me her love of the Eiffel Tower and how it's on her bucket list to go see it some day, so I wanted to make her a card to remind her of her dreams.  :)
  

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


The digi is a freebie coloring page from Jade Dragon on Deviant Art, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye, Eiffel Tower 3-D sticker is from my stash, along with the little "Paris" oval.  Peace.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

100 Happy Days (up to Day 16) :)

Good morning - I decided to play along with this thing called 100 Happy Days.  You can read about it here, but the point is to take a picture of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days and to post it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  I wanted to share a few of these things with you - I'm up to Day 16 so far. Here are a few things that make me happy:


Doing this really does make you realize that you have something to be happy about every day.  I am having fun with it and really hope to get all the way up to 100.  I did give myself permission to skip days and pick back up where I left off - after all, this is supposed to make us feel GOOD, not stressed.  LOL
OK - go be happy!  Peace.