Monday, March 28, 2011


Today I have a Spring card for you and the image is from Doodle Pantry.  From the Spring Song birdie set. I just love these sweet little guys. I have colored them in with copics and added some sparkle to the center of the flowers. I made my flower with the help of  Linda-AKA The Funkie Junkie.

My BG paper is new from Flourishes March 1,2,3 Create kit.
 I used this sketch from the Sweet Stop, turned it side ways to accommodate the image.
I am entering this in the following challenge: 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

And the winner is....

The winner of my Blog candy is:

Number 29. 
This is GrammaR-
I fell in love with your card as soon as I saw it. I thought my favorite stamp was 'Call Me Beautiful Digi Stamp' but after seeing your card with Liza Bunny, I think she is now my favorite.
 This was fun for me to see everyone's comments, and see what your favorite image is over at SCH.
Thank your to everyone who entered and I will be in touch with the winner to send out your goodies!

The fun is not over yet!  Tracy still has the blog candy on the SCH blog until the end of the month.  Today we are naming a image and the lucky winner gets the image so be sure to stop over at SCH.

Sensational Stitching with SCH

Happy Saturday and since it is Saturday that means it is time for SCH. For today's challenge we are doing stitching, faux or real.  I used the beautiful image- flower of the month which is daffodils from Sugar creek Hollow.
I paper pieced the flowers, and added some gems to the image. My sewing machine was acting up and I went through a few pieces of paper, so not very happy the way my stitching came out. I am however in love with these  new flower of the month images.

Today is the last activity in our month-long first anniversary celebration at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Please go to the challenge blog and leave a comment suggesting a name for this image. Don’t forget to leave a contact email in your comment.

Tracy, the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow, will review all the comments and will select the winning name. The winner will receive an un-watermarked version of the stamp. You have until midnight EST on March 30th to leave your comment and the winner will be announced on March 31st.
Be sure to check out the rest of the teams work. 
I will announce the winner of the blog candy later today. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Its time for a Celebration...

Dutch Dare Challenge is celebrating there 105th challenge with a Celebration and a blog hop. The Stamping Boutique is helping with the celebration by sponsoring it and giving away some digis to the winner. Here is my card for the celebration.
I used The Stamping Boutique's - Cynthia on a Birthday cake. Added some sparkle to her wings and larger fairy dust on the cake frosting.
Here is a close up of Cynthia,  she such  a little cutie. Be sure to join in on the fun, you may get a chance at winning some images from The Stamping Boutique.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The ants go marching Two by two....

Today after a long awaited time we have the new releases from Doodle Pantry. What a great release we have for you too! I am working with the image called-Jelly Bean Ants. This image is so cute and I just loved the saying.  These two guys are off to a feast! LOL!
I used a  great sketch that is the Doodle Pantry challenge.

 Jelly Bean Ants  not only has these cute images and saying. It has great designer papers.   I do not have a printer that is great quality or even good quality, so I didn't us any of the digi papers.

Here is the whole set.

  I hope you stop by the Doodle Pantry blog to see everyone's wonderful work. Enjoy your day! 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mia's Birthday card

This month my daughter turns 12, she loves to listen to  music, singing and soccer. When I saw this image from Di's  Digi  Downloads I knew this was the perfect image for her. 

The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesdays #93.
I am also entering this in
Keeping it short today.
Don't for get to enter to win blog candy on my Saturday post. 
All you have to do is leave a comment! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy One Year SCH...

It's a Party, It's a party!!!
Today, in addition to announcing our weekly challenge, we are having a blog hop at Sugar Creek Hollow as part of our first anniversary celebrations. All the designers have a giveaway for a winner chosen randomly from the people who leave comments on their blogs.
 There will be a grand prize winner chosen from the people who leave a comment on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog. 
       Tracy, the wonderful and generous owner of Sugar Creek  Hollow has a freebie for you to pick up for one week only when you go to the challenge blog during the blog hop.

The blog hop will run in conjunction with the challenge from 8:00 am EST on Saturday, March 19th to 12 midnight EST on Friday, March 25th. Comments left after the deadline will not be included in any of the draws. Winners will be announced on each blog and the challenge blog on March 26th.

To be eligible for my giveaway you must leave me a comment telling me which stamp in the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe is your favorite. I would love if you become a follower but it is not really necessary.  Don’t forget to leave a contact email in case you are the winner on my blog.

Hopefully you have arrived here from Tracy's  blog but if you are lost, here is the order of the blog hop:

Heide( you are here)

We look forward to hearing your comments and to seeing your creation entered into our challenge. Your next stop is Sharon's Blog

Have Fun!
So lets get started, Here is my card for this week. We are showing off the new March  images. I am using the adorable Liza Bunny.  You can find her at Sugar Creek Hollow. I paper pieced her dress and used colored  pencils and OMS to color her in. Lots of distressing and a little of this and a little of that, she is now ready to welcome a new baby! I am entering this is the C.R.A.F.T challenge 94 Paper piecing.

As stated earlier I do have some thing for a give away.
To be eligible to win, just leave me a comment. Yes, Just leave me a comment!
Be sure to check out the rest of the team because they all are giving a little something away. 
Here is a list of my give away:
1 Pkg of Stella and Rose 6x6 paper (Hazel)
1 pkg of matching trim( Hazel)
red and white twine( about 3 yds)
Roll of brown ribbon with white flowers
Distress ink ( blue china)
1 Flourishes  clear stamp set. ( Summer Botanical)
1 Stamp set From Sassafras 
3 small Sets from Clear sets. 
4 copic markers ( colors my choice)

Good Luck and happy Hopping! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Singing in the rain...

Happy St Patty's day! 
Hope everyone is having a great day. It was beautiful here in MI. Sunny and 64 degrees. Most of the snow is melted and I even had one crocus that has come up in my garden.  One of my favorite things to see, because it means spring is right around the corner. 
On to my card, I used an image from Stamp Fairy-Patsy. She is so cute with her umbrella standing in a puddle.
Well I paper pieced her with some Stampin Up DP- Kiwi Kiss paper. I just happen to have the matching ribbon that I won as a little prize.  I have used Crystal effects on the rain drops and on the puddle.
On another note, you may want to stop back here on Saturday and leave a comment on my post, Sugar Creek Hollow is Celebrating its One year anniversary and I will have some candy to give away.  I believe the whole team will have a little something to give away, be sure to join the hop.

Challenges I have entered this card:
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you on Saturday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mothers day

Hello Today's  post is for Crafty Creations Challenge #110, The Stamping Boutique is hosting this challenge.  The Challenge is to make Mothers day cards, I no longer have my Mother with me, so this card will be for my Mother- in- law.
 I have been wanting to use this image since it came out at TSB called Picket fence.  It is just so sweet and fresh. I have colored this with my copics, and use bright fun colored papers. The image is colored on cryogen paper so it gives it some shimmer. I topped this  with off with a white silk ribbon. 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Crafty Creations Challenge and make a Mothers day card. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sensational Flower Saturday.

Happy Saturday to everyone! 
Hope you are all doing well. For today we are working with flowers over at Sugar Creek Hollow. Not just any flowers but, home made flowers. For my card I have made two flowers, I think they turned out great. 
Here is my card, rather simple design with the image from SCH- Get Well.  For the image I did some light coloring and sponging.  My paper is from Papertrey and it is full of shimmer and shine. I love how my flowers turned out. I used tulle and ribbon. I cut out about 10-12 layers of the tulle and left about 4 pieces as the base.  Then  folding each piece in half so it looks like half a circle. That half, I would fold in half again so it looked like a cone. I would layer those on my base. Over lapping as I would go around the base.  I am a very visual person so  if any one is interested  I will do a post on how to make them.
  My ribbon was sewn and gathered to make a flower and I used a rhinestone as the center.  This is my second card this week  with the easel fold, which is so much fun and easy to do.
I just might make some more of my cards this way. 
Thanks for stopping by Don't forget next week is the blog hop with the new images from SCH . Tracy has some blog candy on SCH to celebrate the One year anniversary and next week  I have some of my own blog candy to give away.  Please  Check out the rest of the girls at Sugar Creek Hollow and our guest designer. I know they have awesome hand made flowers to show you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Easel card.

Today over at Charisma Cards the challenge is to make easel cards, This is such a great card fold I made one for another card for a post later this week.  The Stamping Boutique is the sponsor this week, be sure to stop by there is lots of great inspiration,   then make an Easel card they are lots of fun! 
I have used the image from TSB called An uncommon Friendship. What a great image to color I then used some green ribbon to look like sea weed. and added some flowers and sparkle. I have added Sparkle to the whole card front with shimmer mist( it is hard to see in the picture). The inside of this card is just a white pannel that I stamped a saying from SU, the green bow is what holds the card open.
Be sure to stop by Charisma cards and give  a try at an Easel card, they are so much fun!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A friend

Happy day!
Today I have a card for you from Doodle pantry we had a new release on the 5th and here is one of the new images called Watermelon Lunch. 
Isn't this just the cutest!  I love the look on the worms face. I used my copics to color and nesties to cut out the image. My papers are from Hobby Lobby. I couldn't wait to get my makers on this cute image. 
Challenges that I  am entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon! 

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Stamping Boutique- Winner!

Today's card was for The Stamping Boutique Non-hop blog hop. I couldn't show you my card until the hop was over. My card won!  Yea!!! I used my good friend Emma's very own card layout called Bendy Fold,  you can get her tutorial FREE at her blog Here.  
Isn't that nice of Emma, to give the directions to you FREE? Thanks Emma your the best!
Here is my card all assembled. This is such a cool design that if you are going to mail it it comes apart and lays flat for mailing.  Below is a picture of the card unfolded. I have added a little more length to my card then what Emma shows in her tutorial, that is the great thing about this card.
You can make it any size you need.  All my images are from The Stamping Boutique.  the Circus line of digital images.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, I would happy to help. 
Thanks for your votes! 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More about Guinness

I had to share this with you. 
I have written about Guinness and showed pictures of him. Today I found him with the girls playing with dolls. 

He was up in my daughters room for about 1-2 hours. He just wanted to be with the girls. Here he is looking at me, earlier was watching the girls.

My daughter's friend is in the green shirt and Guinness would lick her arm every so often. She said she had to go wash her arm a few times because he keep licking her.

All morning he would go up stairs and try to get into Mia's room. The girls finely let him in and this is where he sat and watched the girls. Every so often the girls would have to yell at him because he would go after something. See the brush, he is afraid of it. My daughter put in front of him so he would not get the doll shoes, or hair things.  When I went to check on him he was so happy that he got to sit and watch the girls play, it was so cute. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Cupids

What a fantastic challenge today with The Stamping Boutique. We are working with Card Cupid. Card Cupids mission is to provide encouragement and joy by sending Card Cuddle Care Packages to children who are facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background. You can see more on there web site. The challenge this week is Anything goes.  They want cards with encouraging saying, not get well, or hope you feel better soon.  So when I read this I want to go with our cute and sassy girl Jade. To me she is just so confident  and happy.
I also went with The Stamping Boutiques first  bi-weekly challenge-TSB, Texture, sparkle and buttons.  I think she looks Fabulous and the saying that I had is perfect with her. My papers are form MME-Stella and Rose series. For my texture I used my embossing folder Swiss dot. I put  sparkle is all round Jade and also around the saying. Buttons well I hope you can see them. Hope you check out Card Cupids they are a wonderful site that helps kids in need. 

On another note, Don't forget to head on over to The Stamping Boutique and vote for your favorite card in the Blog hop!  Oh yes....Vote for me! If you can pick out my card!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sensational Sketch Saturday at SCH

You came back again! Yea! I am so glad too have you join me again today.  I have had one busy morning! For this post I have a card from Sugar Creek Hollow. For today's card we are using a sketch from the oh so talented Sharon.  
Here is the sketch.

This is a very simple sketch, I am used to lots of embellishments and sparkle. Well, my card did not turn out very vintage which I usually do for SCH .  I do like how this little lady turned out,  she is so cute, bright, fun and very happy! 
Did you know this month is the one year anniversary over at Sugar Creek Hollow and Tracy our fearless leader has such Fabulous blog candy for you.  Here is a picture of the candy:
I also want to Welcome Darlene with us this month, she is our first guest designer. Be sure to check out her work Here.

   Here is what is happening the rest of the month for the celebration. 

March 12 - the first Guest Designer chosen from our Cards of the Week will join us.

March 19 - we are having a blog hop with prizes to be won on each designer’s blog as well as a grand prize on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog.

March 26 - we are having a contest to name a new image.

More details on all the activities will follow. This will  be a fun month at SCH. Hope you plan to join in the festivities.

As you can see every Saturday is packed full of fun over at Sugar Creek Hollow, be sure to stop by,  set awhile on our big old porch and enjoy the view, of cards that is! Don't forget to stop by the rest of the team blogs and leave them some loving. I know you will enjoy the rest of the cards.

Non Hop

Don't forget to checked out The Stamping Boutique Non-hop blog hop to vote for your favorite circus card!  Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!!!  I will  give you a hint so you can pick my card. Shhh...

                                              I made a card using paper, adhesive and a circus image! Hee, hee, he! The hop runs from March 5th @12 AM and goes until March 6th @ 11:59PM.
                                Don't forget to vote! 

Doodle Pantry.

Hello Everyone!
This is my first official post with Doodle Pantry. I am so very excite and Laurie has made some awesome images.  We each got to pick the image we wanted to work with. I picked the image you see on my card. Be sure to check out the rest of the teams creations, everyone has used a different image.
For this image I used the sketch from Sweet sketch Wednesdays #91.  Thanks girls for a great sketch. 
For my image this one is called Caterpillar swing.  I tried a new technique by Suzanne Dean over at Color me Creative Classroom.  You can link to the video Here.  I tried to give him texture by layering colors and using my blending pen.  He reminds me of a big happy  woolly caterpillar.
My papers are by My Minds Eye-Fine and Dandy.  Thanks for stopping by today it is such a busy day.  I will have more than one post today with other exciting posts! 
I wanted to add that just playing along with us this week you can get a free set from Doodle Pantry.  Here is the set, but you have to follow the rules on the blog site. 
Just a lovely set and It could be yours for free! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Another Day off School!

Oh my goodness, we have another day off school due to the weather. We had ice rain this AM and the buses were not able to get out so School was canceled.  I ended up staying home today too, my husband called and said it was very bad out there, and wanted me to stay home. So I did! What a nice guy!!
I headed off to my craft room and decided I wanted to make a project for Stamp Fairy  challenge.  This week was to make anything but a card. My daughter is Mia and She has fallen in love with the images from Stamp Fairy. So I took a letter from her name that she had in her room  and gussied it up for her,  so she will always have the images in her room. 
The M started out as just plain white and I added the striped paper, because she has a blue room and then the two images. 
Here is a close up of Lenny. He is so cute! I added some sparkle to his wings. Now someone wants to make some cookies, so I am off to the kitchen to make chocolate chip cookies, Yum! 

Here is the finished project, Mia finished the I and the A all by herself. I have a crafter on my hands!!