Pink Roses ~

Friday, May 30, 2014

The prettiest cakes have pink frosting roses on them, and this one looks scrumptious!  This is a newer stamp at DigiStamp Boutique that I had to have, she is just so pretty!

Digital Image & Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique/Birthday Kate
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Scraps!
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, Michael's flower, burlap string, CTMH dots, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Dressed in Denim ~

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There's always something comfortable about denim.  I have a few pairs of comfy jeans that I love, and a few in the back of the closet that I love too but I can't quite get my body into anymore....some day (ya right)!!

I found some of this paper deep in my stash so I decided to use it for a guy birthday card.  I just kinda made up the layout using some scraps that I had.  What a fun cake!

Stamp - Close to My Heart/Piece of Cake
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Scraps!
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Broken Fences ~

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Oh I've got a few broken fences no doubt, and I am truly thankful for my friends who
can look past the crazy in me most days!

This one is for From the Heart Stamps / Stamp of the Month Challenge, as well as their current Sketch Challenge No. 68.  This stamp is too cute for words, and I just love it!

Digital Image & Sentiment - From the Heart Stamps-Whimsy Garden Fence
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Crate Paper / Paper Heart Collection 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, burlap string, edge distresser, and white glue.


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Monster Wishes ~

Tuesday, May 27, 2014



A cute monster helps to make a birthday not so scarey right?!  I think this little guy is
as cute as can be!

So how was your weekend?  Mine was good, and full of crafting with my gal pals, which is always fun!  I've got one more day off today enjoy myself, and I have a big list of things to do so I'd better get to it!  

Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 311
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Scraps!
Other Stuff - ProMarkers,  pastel pencils, scallop scissor, sequins, burlap string, foam tape, and white glue.

5/31/14 UPDATE!!! :


 
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Memorial Day Thoughts ~

Monday, May 26, 2014

On this day of remembrance I am so very thankful for those who serve in order to protect me and those I love.

I made a red, white & blue-ish/purple card, and the sentiment to match how proud I am of them.  It takes a special kind of person to do what they do.

Enjoy your day off today, if you are lucky enough to be able to, but remember to take a pause for the cause, make a card or a simple craft like this flag I found on pinterest, and raise your coffee cup to them for just a little bit too!


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Have Another Cup ~

Friday, May 23, 2014

I happened upon a very inspirational challenge blog called The Card Concept, and it really caught my attention when the challenge was coffee!!  Part of the rules is to explain what style I used, and I suppose lately I'd describe myself as shabby chic

It's Friday and it's a long holiday weekend, and even longer for me because I'm taking Tuesday off too!!  I don't have any excuses to get some creating done when I have 4 days off in a row, now do I?

Enjoy your Friday, the weekend, and the holiday ~ Be safe out there!

The Card Concept Theme Challenge No. 10
Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 489
Digital Image - Fresh Brewed Designs
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Dwell 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, circle nestie, cricut/flower, small flower punch, candy dots, a button, burlap string, edge distresser, foam dots, and white glue.

 
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Well I'll be Dog-gone ~

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

 
We're still celebrating May flowers over at the Hambo Hoedown, or should I saw the paw-tay is still on.....snort!!  Let's see some flowers, you know you have lots of them (wink), and join us!!!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps-Farm Dog
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - DCWV's Citrus Stack 8x8
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, flower punches, embossing folder, a button, sequins, burlap string, circle nestie, edge distresser, foam dots, and white glue.
Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 346
 

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A Purr-fect Princess ~

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's time for another great always "Anything Goes" challenge starting today at
Through the Craft Room Door, and the sponsor is Di's DigiStamps!  There really is lots of glitter on that tiara but I couldn't get a good pic to show it, sorry about that.  Join us for this challenge and you could win some of these adorable stamps!

Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 310
Digital Image - Di's DigiStamps
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Chatterbox
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, flower punch, little circle punch, circle nestie, sequins, liquid pearls, glitter, kraft border/CTMH, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.
 

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Order Dessert ~

Monday, May 19, 2014

Do you order dessert when you go out to eat, or are you already too full from the
dinner?  I always like to try different menu items, and sometimes I'll get it to go, if it really intrigues me.  This cake intrigues me, with its ooey, gooey, and drippy frosting!

Did you have a good weekend?  Well here we go, so let's get this week started!

Have a Happy Monday!

UPDATE:  I WON!

 
Stella Says Sketch Challenge No. 210
Digitally Sweet Color Challenge No. 88 - Yellow, Blue & White w/ Bugaboo
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Nikki Sivils
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scallop scissor, sequins, burlap string, edge distresser, foam dots, and white glue.


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As Bright as a Star ~

Friday, May 16, 2014

Well better a late post today than never right?!  It's officially the weekend, and I've got
a sweet little gal here for another birthday card.  This was a freebie, but I'm not sure that it still is...

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 488
Digital Image - Cuddlebug Cuties
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Random...
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, sequins, flower punches, embossing folder, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Peace Out ~

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Isn't she the coolest?  Love this digital and I had such fun coloring her too.  Wouldn't it be so fun to tell someone today to Peace Out?  Boy I could think of a few to say it to!  But it's Friday-Eve which is a wonderful thing, and like this gal I'm already more than ready for the weekend, how about you?!

Catch the Bug/Stella Says Sketch Challenge
No. 209 (rotated)
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Card  Base - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Citrus Stack/8x8
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, oval/scallop oval nestie, flower punch, liquid pearls, a sequin, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.



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Let them Eat Cake ~

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The best part of a birthday is a yummy cake in my book!  I just let the colors of the DP follow me on this one, and I certainly do like yellow and gray together.  I threw some sequins in for fun too!

Have a Happy Wednesday!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge No. 206
Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
All Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nesties, scallop scissor, sequins, burlap string, foam tape, and white glue.

5/18/14  - UPDATE - I WON!!


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You Did It! ~

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



A graduation brings such hope for a bright and shiny new future, which is what this card is for.  The feather representing flight.  I wanted to keep it simple because since it's for a guy just getting out of college, I can only picture what may happen to not only this card but any he receives.  It's all about what's inside of it, right?!  To say that all of my co-workers and I were not proud of this kid would be an understatement!

I was completely inspired by this dreamy bit of gorgeousness!

Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - Cricut/congrats & feather, distressing ink/dauber, burlap string, sequins, edge distresser, and white glue.


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Bon Anniversarie ~

Monday, May 12, 2014


This little bear looks all French-like to me with his little beret on and such, so I thought
between the title of this post, which means Happy Birthday in French, and these papers looking like fine linen, it all would work well with him.  He sure is cute, in any language I think!

Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 309
Digi Haven Theme Challenge - Bears
Digital Image - Birdie Brown
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Latte Stack/8x8
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, circle nestie, cricut/scallop circle, flower punch, sequins, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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No ifs, ands, or BUTTS! ~

Friday, May 9, 2014

TGIF my friends and guess what's happening at the Hambo Hoedown?  A challenge, that's what!  Yep, you heard right, a new month long challenge has just begun and we're calling it May Flowers.  All you've got to do is use some flowers on your creation, and you are eligible to win!  Get your "butt" over there and check out all the details!!

Update 6/19/14 - I WON!!

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 487
Naughty or Nice Challenge No. 4 - Furry Friends
Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Farm Goat
Digital Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Goat
Card Base - Stampin' Up
Cardstock - Close to My Heart
DP - My Mind's Eye/Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, flower die cuts & punch, embossing folder, distressing ink/dauber, burlap string, edge distresser, round nestie, cricut/small scallop circle, a button, foam tape, and white glue.



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Some Razzle & Some Dazzle ~

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I'm using some vintage Stampin' Up Razzleberry papers, and added some Dazzle with
the turquoise sequins to create this birthday card!  Who can resist polka dots and chocolate cupcakes?!

Sketch Challenge - Time 4 Scrap
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Girl Cupcake
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base and DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, cricut/flowers, small flower punch, a button, sequins, round nestie, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape and white glue.


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Gumball Hearts ~

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I miss gumball machines, don't you?  They are still around here and there, and when
you're a kid they sure are a magical.  The new always Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door starts today, with Sandi's Samples as the sponsor where this stamp is from.  I don't think I've ever seen heart shaped gumballs, but I sure wish I did and I imagine they'd be cherry flavored!

Sketch Saturday Sketch Challenge No. 308
Digital Image - Sandi's Samples - Heart Candy Machine
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Kraft
DP - Teresa Collins
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, burlap string, heart button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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