Monday, February 28, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room.

The challenge for today's The Shabby Tearoom was to create an elegant project inspired by this photo - using Red, Black and white (or cream).
This Kitchen would be my dream Kitchen.  Love it!  Just look at that sink!  Gorgeous!

Since The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this challenge for the Shabby Tea Room, I used the The Pantry Shelf.  I kept my card simple:

Of course I used the red and white checked paper and did some clear embossing on the black paper for some elegance. The image is colored with my copics. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Shabby Tea room challenge this week. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sensational Inside and out!

It is time again for another Sensational Saturday with Sugar  Creek Hollow.  For this weeks challenge we are doing inside and out with our cards. Not only are we making beautiful card out side we are doing the inside of our cards too. 
Here is the outside of my card.
The next photo is the inside.

I used a few of SCH images: Dogwood, Call me beautiful,  Eastern Bluebird and the Birdhouse.  I am so ready for spring can you tell? The dogwood was printed about 3 times and I colored cut and adhered them on the front of my card. I think they look gorgeous. This was such a fun challenge, it had me nervous, because I normally do not decorate the inside of my cards.  I hope you can join us. 
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT, over on my side bar.  Show them some love too, I am sure they would like to hear from you.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


It's Thursday...almost the weekend! For today's card 
I made this for the CASE Study blog, what fabulous inspiration on this blog.
Here is the card that you had to  CASE for inspiration. 
I used the layout and used images from The Stamping Boutique. 
Here is my card:
I used the images, Watering girl and Daisy's.  Thanks for stopping by See you soon. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dream BIG!

For today's card I have use a image from Doodle Pantry called Bass fish.
I don't know if you can notice but, the fish is cut out and popped up. I also added glimmer mist to the fish so IRL, it looks very cool.  Colored with my copics, and added sparkle to the water. Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your day. After a nice day off yesterday, it is back to work for me! 
I ahve entered this in the following challenges:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow Monday.

Today's card is for my good friend Diane, her son is turning 16 this month.   Happy 16th Birthday Armen!  For this card I used Mo Manning's- Video boy,  colored him with my copics and used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #89 as my sketch inspiration.
What a great sketch!  My papers are Cosmo Cricket- Circa 1934.  This is great masculine papers. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a good Monday. I have also entered this in Paper Sundaes, which is to used masculine colors.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Super News!!

I have some great news to tell you all...
I have made the Doodle Pantry Design Team!!!!!
I am so very excited and I can not wait to show you my cards!
Thank you Laurie for giving me the chance to Design cards with your wonderful images.
Off to read my emails, gone for about 1 day and over 100 messages...yikes!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sensational Buttons and Bows Saturday

Hello and Happy Saturday!
It is once again Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow.  Today Our Challenge was to use buttons and bows. Here is my card:

I used the awesome image- Vintage Post card, and Used my gold leaf pen to go around the edge of the post card and around the edge of my green paper. I also used some versamark and added some gold dusting powder on the embossed green . I used the flower buttons and some lush silk ribbon to make my bow. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the teams beautiful work and then stop by SCH and show us your work. I also wanted to let you know SCH will be turning one in March. We are working on some surprises for you!

Lets go to the Hop!! Hop, Hop, Hop!

Hello We are hosting a "Spring Fever" blog hop this month! We're all sick, sick, sick of the snow and would love a little sunshine and flowers to pop in so we decided to bring them on ourselves! And bring it we did!

You'll have to make sure you hop to every design team blog. Make sure you post on EACH blog post for TSB to be eligible for the prize, our 4 new spring images.

You will need to start at Amanda's blog  and work your way through the group! (A total of 24 stops) At the Stamping Boutique, there will be an Inlinkz where you can post your comment after you have completed hop! From this list, the winner will be chosen randomly!

The hop will run from February 19th 12AM EST and you will have until February 20th 6PM EST. After that time, the comments will be tallied and the winner will be randomly picked.

The Design Team used a sketch this month for our creations. And here is my take on the sketch!

 I used the new flower cart from The Stamping Boutique, it just screams spring to me and I also used my new papers from My Minds Eye- Stella and Rose. I am so looking forward to spring, Aren't you?
Here is the rest of the DT don't forget to comment on each post and then again on the last to qualify for the prize. Happy Hopping!

Christy Dillman
Crystal Dennett
Dawn Bennett 

Louise Forsyth
Marie Bridgeman
Michelle Single
Pat Sergeant
Suzi McKenzie
The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Hop!!

Hi I just wanted to pop in to let you know The Stamping Boutique is having a Blog Hop on Saturday February 19th.  I hope you can come join us. The fun starts on the Challenge Blog . I know I am looking forward to spring, how about you?

                                                                    See you Soon.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stamp fairy

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I decided to play in the Stamp Fairy challenge #10, Basically white with a touch of color.  I used my new Stamp Fairy image Clementine.
Isn't she just adorable? I had to add just a touch of pink on her bows and I had to add my own pink bow. I used my Swiss dot embossing folder and a SU 's petals a plenty embossing folder. The Scallop punch is from MS.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again this week.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

TSB and Etsy inspiration.

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog.  Tracey, Owner/Artist of The Stamping Boutique, is offering five digis of your choice as the prize. FIVE DIGIS!!!
 Our Etsy Inspiration for this challenge is GlowGirl16for my inspiration I chose the Zebra coupon bag:
    Go check out this wonderful shop. Her inventory includes coupon organizers that are in two sizes, grocery totes, sandwich snack baggies, Mommy and Me bags. I pick this bag to work with the TSB image called Max.
 Max is rocking! I added the embossed music to the background and then printed up some digital zebra paper. Max is colored with all my gray copics and of course I had to add glitter!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Non-Traditional Valentines

Happy Saturday! 
Are you ready for another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow?  I am and this one was a fun one or me non-traditional Valentines- no red or pink. 
I went with a  monochromatic card. I used this beautiful Shabby Heart and Unconditional Love both  from Sugar Creek Hollow. I love, love, love how this turned out!  I used my nesties to layer and I even use a spritz or two of shimmer mist to add some sparkle to the card. 
Here is a close up for the layers.

I hope you stop by the rest of the teams blogs and check out what they have created, leave them some love.  I am sure they will knock  your socks off! I think the girls on the SCH DT  are so very talented.  After you get some inspiration from the DT,  head on over to SCH and show us what you have made. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Hi Bloggers, 
Today I have a card for you with another image from TSB. I just could not stay away from the "Falling in love with digis" over at PCP. I believe the challenge go on until Thurs. This card is for challenge # 3-doodling.  I am not much of a doodler, actually I am very bad at drawing anything, I even do not like my own handwriting.  I do like how this card turned out, it is so bright, cheerful and fun. 
I even like my doodling. All the hearts have stickles on them and  the BG paper is from My Minds Eye.  I used the computer to generate the saying. Thanks for stopping by and off to spend the evening with the family.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mon chéri

Hello bloggers!  For today I wanted to try some new challenges, I tend to stick with the same challenges so I thought I would spread my wings and try something new.   Here is my card:
For the first challenge I went with Digital Pencil too,  DP2# 68- Lots of Love.  I used one of my favorite images from Mo Manning. I think this is just the sweetest image.  I colored it with my copics. I found this paper to be fun and cheerful so I went with it, it is by October Afternoon- bus route. 
The second new challenge for me is a sketch, because I love sketch challenges.  The Sweet stop Sketch #94.  Here is the sketch:
A very cute sketch and I thought it was perfect with the image. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy crafting. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

This was for Digi days over at PCP

Twice in one day! Oh my...Today at Paper craft Planet they were having a digi day with The Stamping Boutique,  Sorry it is over now. I decided to participate in challenge number 2, Valentine card- no red or pink. Here is the card that I made. 
Not to bad if I say so myself for a Valentine card with no red or pink. 
I used Stamping Up  DP and my image is from TSB called Audry with heart. The sketch is from, Sweet Sketch Wednesday #87.
Thanks for stopping by today.
On a sad note, it is snowing again and more of it tomorrow! 

Sensational Sketch Saturday.

Hi There everyone! 
It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week we have a sketch by our wonderful talented Sharon.
Here is this weeks sketch. 

And here is my take of this sketch:

I used the beautiful image from SCH called February flower of the month. 
I wet embossed with clear embossing powder,  the image on the black paper and dry embossed the green. I did a lot of distressing with this card and colored with my copics.  Be sure to check out the rest of the teams work this seek for some inspiration and then stop by SCH blog and show us your work with this sketch.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

This card is also for the Daring cardmakers, you are to use the Flowers for February. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hi everyone,
Today's card is for SCS's sketch challenge and for this sketch I use the sweet image from The Stamping Boutique- Audrey in the heart. We have a snow day today in MI, so it is a perfect day to hunker down and stamp! I made some home made chicken noodle soup and we will have that with some grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner.  The goal is to relax and stay warm!
So here is my card:
One of my new years resolutions was to try and do a SCS challenge once a week.  I am not going to do the same one just ones I can squeeze in.  Sweet Audry is colored in with copics and I cut her out and popped her up in the heart.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day today.