Just a couple of little guy cards for you today, but what can I say - I have to throw some of them in every now and again to see if you're paying attention! 

These are based off of Mojo Monday's sketch last week.  Remember how I told you the other day that I made several cards using old challenges thinking I was working with the current one?...this is one of them.  

Oh well, it got me doing something different anyway, ya?!  

The papers are from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack. 

Happy New Year's Eve-Eve...hehe! 

Peace & Luv,

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday!! I bet you can guess who our sponsor is this week right?.....Bugaboo Stamps!!!  Don't you just love, love, love the funny things that Jodie comes up with?  This gal cracks me up I tell ya. This card is a sure bet for my sissy, who doesn't quite care for this particular holiday of love.  I think she'll enjoy it the most. 

The sketch this week, as always, is just pure fun to work with as I'm sure you'll agree when you join us this week because the prize is...7 digi stamps that value $21!!  As a reminder tho, you need to leave some love with a comment when you enter your creation to be eligible.  Deal?  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team Diva's creations and leave us some love too, we love hearing from you!

I mostly just used some Stampin' Up cardstock; Blush Blossom, Real Red, and Pixie Pink.  The two DP's used are from Making Memories, the Vintage Hip Collection.  The ribbon is from Michael's Christmas last year.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

                  Peace & Luv,

Today's card is for my niece and her husband's first anniversary.  This stamp set is from Studio G, and of course I couldn't just leave it alone, but had to add some black outlining to it.  Other than that, it's some textured Bazzill , a bit of Stampin' Up's Wild Wasabi cardstock, some pretty pink polka dot grosgrain, and then a tiny heart in the middle made with a little punch.

Peace & Luv,
It's Monday Girlfriend....did ya have a good holiday?  I thought I'd do a card with a purse on it, even tho it's probably empty....hehehe!!  I know mine is!

Have you ever made a card according to a sketch challenge, and then realized that it's a challenge that is already over?  Well that's what I did here, but I'm happy with the results anyway.

The image is from Pink Petticoat and the papers are from CTMH.  Then I just added some sheer brown ribbon, some Cappuccino twine with a heart charm, and a few pink rhinestones.  The image is popped up just a little bit.
                                             Peace & Luv,

Jolly Holidays to you! I bought this stamp awhile back and wanted to be sure to use it before the season was over. It's from Penny Black and it's a slapstick stamp called fancy antlers. I thought I'd buzz on over to their blog for some inspiration, and then I see that it's a challenge day, perfect right? The challenge which is a recipe, is to use 3 Papers, 1 Ribbon and 1 Charm. The base of the card is some more of that grainy and thick kraft paper that I love so much, and the DP's are from K & Company's Wild Saffron set from long ago.

Don't you just wonder what these two are saying to each other?

Have an awesome Holiday....Much Peace & Luv to you and yours!
A friend of mine sent me this poem and I thought I'd share it with you!
Enjoy ~

Peace & Luv,

Merry Christmas To My Female Friends

If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do
I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you
And deliver some things just inside your front door
Things you have lost, but treasured before.

I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor,
And to go along with it, a neat tiny figure.
Then restore the old color that once graced your hair
Before rinses and bleaches took residence there.

I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted
So things now suspended need not be uplifted.
I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back
Till you'd be a dream in those tight-fitting slacks.

I'd remove all your wrinkles and leave only one chin
So you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin
You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells
And you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.

No sore aching feet and no corns on your toes
No searching for spectacles when they're right on your nose
Not a shot would you take in your arm, hip or fanny
From a doctor who thinks you're a nervous old granny.

You'd never have a headache, so no pills would you take.
And no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache.
Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid
You'd be a cute little chick with the romance of a cupid.

I'd give a lift to your heart when those wolves start to whistle
And the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle.
But alas! I'm not Santa. I'm simply just me
The matronest of matrons you ever did see.

I wish I could tell you all the symptoms I've got
But I'm due at my doctor's for an estrogen shot.
Even though we've grown older this wish is sincere

Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year!
It's Thursday and it's Christmas Eve-Eve! This is a card that I made for my sissy using Stampin' Up's Concord Grape cardstock and ink. The poinsettia stamp is from Amuse and then I added some Prisma glitter around all of the edges of the petals and added a bunch of different sizes of champagne colored pearls in the center. The celebrate sentiment is from CTMH, and then I added some sheer and sparkly ribbon from Michael's. I hope she enjoys it, and that it gets there in time!

Peace & Luv,
It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday time!! Our special sponsor this week is Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs. This image is called Ice Skating Angel Cake and don't you just love her striped tights and scarf? I chose to use a couple of my favorite Stampin' Up colors together; Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise. There's Prisma glitter around the top of her skates and on the trim of her hat and coat, and then on the ice. I'm really not sure where the ribbon and flowers are from, but the brads I think I got from Oriental Trading.

The rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team Divas have come up with some awesome inspiration, so be sure to check them all out. Be sure to leave them some love, join us this week with your own creation, and you could win 3 of these fab images for yourself!

Peace & Luv,
Hello there! Another quick birthday card using some CTMH papers from the Grace set. Then I added some paper flowers with a rhinestone and silver brad, and some shimmery gold ribbon. The sentiment is computer generated and I also used a Fiskars border punch on the bottom. My inspiration comes from Who Is Tracy, who made a fab Christmas card with this layout.

I think Neal is going to put PhotoShop back on my computer now that he's off on winter break from school, so hopefully I can get some more appealing photos for you real soon. I wish I had more time to pretty up my blog too, I'm needing something fresh! Ideas?

Peace & Luv,
My Blog needs some help!!
It's time for a serious overhaul girlfriends, but I'm not finding Blogger very friendly.
If you know of a tutorial, or are someone who likes to work with it and are willing to help me pretty it up, let me know....pretty pleeezzz!
Peace & Luv,
Happy Monday! This is a quick and simple little card for my nephew. The colors got distorted a bit, so I guess I'm still not getting this new photo program very well. Anyway, the little image is from Pink Petticoat, the papers are Stampin' Up's Glorious Green (I know it looks Teal!), and Riding Hood Red and then some grainy kraft paper that's really quite cool, and it's from Michael's. There's some Prisma glitter on the birdie's Santa hat and then I tied on some matching twine, and I promise you it really does match!

I hope you had a great weekend, and you're ready for a nice short holiday week!

Peace & Luv,
Happy Friday....we made it through the week hooray! I guess you can see who this card is for...Joan silly! The image is Pink Petticoat, the little bit of DP is from DCWV, and the cardstocks are Stampin' Up's Brocade Blue and So Saffron. The brown grosgrain ribbon is from CTMH, and there's some Prisma glitter on the cake. The flower is a punch and then I put a pearl in the center of it.

Have a great Friday and take care!

Peace & Luv,
It's Thursday and that means it's Friday-Eve! Yippee!! This is another project that we made recently that I thought I'd share with you. When you untie the bow the pull it up, there's a Chicken Noodle Cup-a-Soup packet inside...cute, ya?! The papers are all Stampin' Up, the chicken stamp has been my friend for quite some time now that I got in Michael's $1 bin. The sentiment is a stamp set from Stampin' Up. This would be a great little gift to take to a friend who's under the weather, or to tuck in your desk drawer to give to a co-worker who isn't feel real well. Thanks again Jan!

I hope your week is going well, thanks for visiting, and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday! One of my favorite sponsors is back with us today...DigiStamp Boutique! This is where this beautiful gal is from and I just love her. I paper pieced her coat and her hat and then colored her in to match the Stampin' Up papers that I used. I can't remember the name of this set, but I'm down to just little bits and pieces of it. It was a favorite. The squiggly ribbon on the bottom is soft and kinda like a crinkly velvet, and then I added a big red button on top of it. The flowers are from CTMH, with some clear rhinestones in the centers.

This is another fun and fabulous sketch to work with and I hope you'll join us for the chance to win 6 digital images of your choice!

As always, be sure to check out the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team divas creations as well!

Have a very sweet Wednesday and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Hi and Happy Tuesday! As promised, this is one of the wonderful projects that we made this past weekend. The papers are from Stampin' Up's newsprint set, and then I used a Fiskars border punch on the paper in between the two different papers. Then I added a pretty flower with a pearl brad in the center, and tied on some wide grosgrain ribbon in what I call my Audrey Hepburn bow. The edges of the base were distressed.

I've seen lots of different versions of these notepads around blogland, but I love the vintage feel of this one, and these make great stocking stuffers too! Thanks again Jan!

Have a great Tuesday and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Hi and Happy Monday! I had a Stampin' Up par-tay over the weekend, and this is what I made as a party favor. It's not my original idea, I've seen a few versions around blogland and thought that it would be something different and fun. The cups and lids I just got from my grocery store and the ribbon is from Joann's. It has coffee beans and all kinds of different coffee wording on it. The image is from Bugaboo, and then inside I put a package of instant mocha cappuccino, some chocolate and a digital image. This would be a great idea for a gift card too. We had a great time, as we always do when we get together, and I'll be showing you a couple of the things we made throughout the week. Thanks Jan for all of your help in helping to make it great!

I hope your weekend was good and you're fired up for another great week! Thanks for visiting and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Happy Thursday! This is my last creation as guest designer for Paper Play Challenges, and this week the challenge is to make a tag. I had gotten these new nesties and wanted to use them, and then when I saw these 2 different sizes this thought came to me right away. I should have used a lighter green, but all in all I think it turned out cute. I used the big SU Linen stamp to make them actually look like they were kinda knitted. The ink I used is SU's Purely Pomegranate and I also smudged up the edges. Then I just added a MS punch snowflake, put a rhinestone in the middle of it, added some glitter to it, and tied on some of this yummy baker's twine. The smaller mitten is popped up on top of the bigger one.

Thank you Sandie for your patience with me during my DT stint, I had a great time.

Thanks for peeking, have a great Thursday and take care!

Peace, Luv & Happy Friday-Eve!
Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Today's sponsor is Tiddly Inks and I'm using one of the Curly Q images called Bloom. Isn't she sweet? The papers are all from CTMH's Emporium paper packet and the flower is popped up, and then she is popped up on top of it. I also used a couple different ribbons; there's a blue woven type, and then a green satin bow.

The prize to one lucky winner this week is a $10 certificate to use as you wish in the store, and there are many, many things to choose from there!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team Divas have created, and be sure to join us. I can't wait to see what you create!

Peace & Luv,

Hey there and Happy Tuesday to you! I actually was able to join the Mojo Monday challenge this week, and since I needed to do another couple of guy cards, thought that this sketch would work out well.

The base of the card is gray, the blue textured paper is from DCWV's Latte stack, and the plaid paper is from Basic Grey's Marjolaine paper pad. Not a bad masculine card I guess, ya?!

I made another one while I was at it, still using the gray base, but then added some brown papers all from the same stacks.

These pics didn't turn out too bad today. I'm still trying to work with Paint Shop Pro vs PhotoShop, so it's been a little bit of a learning curve for me.

I hope you're having a good week so far, I appreciate you stopping by, and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Hi and Happy Sunday evening or Monday, whenever it is you are here! Today I have for you a gift package that I put together with this card for a gift exchange over the weekend. The image is from Pink Petticoat, the snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch and the papers from the same winter card set I've talked about before. Sorry for the bad pics, but since my computer has had issues, I don't have PhotoShop on it anymore. I'm trying to work with what I have, but I'm not real happy with the results. At any rate, I decorated a candle to match and then got a pretty snowflake ornament and packaged it all up. It wasn't anything great, but I did the best I could.

I hope you had a great weekend, thanks so much for visiting, and take care!

Peace & Luv,
Hello! Happy Friday and Happy Hanukkah to those of you who celebrate it! I was asked to make this card by the sweetest guy for his girlfriend. I knew the colors had to be purple, green and orange and that it needed a red rose on it, those were my instructions. Well, SU's new color pack had everything that I needed. Her name is so beautiful that I just had to use 2 rhinestones to dot the I's in her name. The rose is from Making Memories, the swirly die cuts from Sizzix, and the sentiment was cut out with a nestie. When I first showed it to him he got the biggest grin on his face, and said awwww. He told me today that she loved it, and that my friends is what it's all about!

I hope you have a fantastic Friday, I've got a busy weekend ahead of me again and I hope yours will be full of fun and sunshine too. Take care!

Peace & Luv,

Well hello and Happy Thursday! As promised here is Carol Dee's birthday card....hopefully she's gotten the real deal in the mail by now maybe? Anyway, this is a stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called Celestial Garden Fairy and I just adore her. I borrowed her from a friend of mine, who got it on a trip to San Diego where there's a great scrapbook shop that she told me about. I'm thinking I need to put it on my to do list in the very near future for a road trip. The papers are from SU's Raspberry Tart set, along with some Always Artichoke and kraft cardstock. Then I added some pretty pleated sheer polka dot ribbon, one of my own crocheted flowers and popped a button in the middle. There's also some Prisma glitter on the swirls around her. This is definately a fav!

Well that's going to do it for the ladies birthday cards this week, but tomorrow I'm going to show you my first Hanukkah card ever. It was a special order and really fun to do too.

Have an awesome Thursday and take care!

Peace, Luv & Happy Friday-Eve!
Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs