Cupcake Day! ~

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cupcakes every day....what a concept!  But not so good on the diet I suppose.  This is another (free right now) image from The Paper Nest, and then when I saw this sentiment from Create with TLC this week, I knew I just had to  put the two together!  I think I'm going to go back and put some glitter on the ruffle of her dress tho.......Happy Saturday!

I followed the Retro Sketch No. 79 that just started today too.

Digital Image - The Paper Nest
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Bazzill and Stampin' Up
DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

You Rock! ~

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Thursday or better yet Friday-Rockin'-Eve!!  It's Anything Goes this week at the
Hambo Hoedown, so I brought out the Bailey Rocks image and used the Mojo Monday No. 308 sketch.  Did you notice his blue hair?......haha!!   Have an totally awesome day!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps-Bailey Rocks
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Citrus 8x8 Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval/scallop oval nestie, edge distresser, cricut/star, black ink/sponge, CTMH glitter tape, burlap string, sequins, pop dots and white glue.

"Hay" There ~

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 221-163!  The sponsor of our sketch challenge this week is Bugaboo Stamps, and the Grand Prize winner will receive 7 digital stamps that equal $21!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrelll decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky, to sugary sweet, to sublimely soulful, all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious.  Finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.
Our links are:
Store :
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Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye-Bramble Rose 6x6 Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap, burlap string, flower punch, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.

Pink Roses ~

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I will call today new Technique Tuesday, at least for me anyway. I've never done this before and saw it on Pinterest (of course), so I had to try it and then I didn't want to cover it up with too much stuff.  When I received this special order and was told that she liked flowers and pink and yellow, today was the day to do it.  To be honest it took longer to glue the tiny rhinestones on than it did to color it in!  Yes, even though the rhinestones are self-adhesive I still add glue, but that's just me...  Also, since I just purchased a bunch of these embossing folders, I think I will be doing more of them!  Fingers crossed that she likes it!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Yellow DP - CTMH
Other Stuff - Embossing folder, ink/daubers, rhinestones, burlap string, white glue.

Sending Smiles ~

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sending Smiles to all of my friends and family out there Across the Miles on this Monday.  This image just melted my heart when I saw her, and I couldn't resist making something girly!  Happy Monday!

This is following the Deconstructed Sketch No. 115 Challenge.

Digital Image - The Paper Nest 
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Whimsy 8x8 Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, flower punch, pop dots and white glue.

Magical ~

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I've got another gift card holder for you today, and this one for the all too soon holiday that's right around the corner!  It seems I never have enough of them!  Happy Weekend!

Digital Image & Sentiment (old) - Michelle Perkette
Cardstock - Office Supply
Papers - Cosmo Cricket-Baby Jane Mini Deck
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, twine, edge distresser, glitter, scallop scissor, tab punch, star die cut, pop dots and white glue.

Cheers! ~

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cheers and Happy Friday to you!
  It's never too early to get ready for some holiday gift giving!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scallop scissor, sparkly yarn, hole punch & white glue.

Looking Up! ~

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Hambo Hoedown Challenge this week is to create a project that is school-themed.
Primary colors, notebook paper, rulers, lunch box treats.... whatever you can think of to celebrate Back-to-School!

I'm using another one of the cute Hambo Stamps that I thought would work well along with the primary colors I used!  I am also using the Mojo Monday No. 307 sketch for this week.

Happy Friday Eve! 

Digital Image - Butterfly Baby
Digital Image - from Bailey Flower
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Sassafrass
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, round nesties, cricut/flower and banners, leaf punch, twine, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.

Oceans of Joy to You! ~

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Oh to be at the ocean making sandcastles right about now ;) ......well Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday to you, and how about this little cutie named Rosie!  Is she not one of the sweetest things you've ever seen?!  That leads me to tell you about who our sponsor is for this week's challenge, which is DigiStamp Boutique!  If you are a regular follower, then you know they sponsor our challenges monthly, which we are ever so grateful for.  What that means for you is that if you join in on the challenge, you could win the Grand Prize of 6 free digital images...yippee!!

Here is a special message from Sally-Ann:
My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Please join us this week with your creation, all of us on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team enjoy it more than you know!

All DigiStamp Boutique images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.

Digital Image - DigiStamp Boutique - Rosie and ice-cream
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Bazzill
DP - DCWV's Summer Breeze 8x8 stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, oval/oval scallop nestie, edge distresser, itty bitty pearls/CTMH, pop dots and white glue.

Bananas! ~

Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Monday!  This one is for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 449 this week, and I turned it on it's side to accommodate this cute image from Hambo called Banana Kid.

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Banana Kid
Cardstock - CTMH and Stampin' Up
DP's - Banana/Doodle Pantry, and small houndstooth/MME Lost & Found-Sunshine
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, prisma flowers, craftworkcards candi, cricut/banners, pop dots and white glue.

Someone like You ~

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hello there and Happy Sunday!  What I have for you today is a gift card holder!  My original intent, or at least the way I had it pictured in my mind, was to have the ribbon wrap around the whole thing and you'd slide it off but I couldn't get that to work.  Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out after taking much more time on it than I thought.  This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but it was way too late in the day when I finished it.  I hope you're having a great weekend!

Digital Image - Bugaboo
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Base cardstock - Random Office Supply
Colored cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, ribbon/CTMH, button/Stampin' Up, scallop scissor, twine, pop dots and white glue.

Best Ever! ~

Friday, August 16, 2013

A free download from PaperCrafts Magazine, a pretty piece of DP, a bow, scatter a few rhinestones, and this one is good to go!   TGIF!!

Free Digital Download - Best Birthday Ever
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Bo Bunny
Other Stuff - Edge Distresser, ribbon, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.

Hambo Hoedown 128 ~

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Hambo Hoedown challenge this week is to use something a Carpenter would use,
which goes along with their new release digital.  I'm using this fluffy Flower Monster digital, and I used the woodgrain embossing folder on the circle to represent what is one thing that a carpenter would more than likely use.

I'm also following the Mojo Monday No. 306 Sketch this week, which I will be entering this card into as well.

Happy Friday-Eve!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Flower Monster
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, cricut/pointy circle, edge distresser, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 219 ~

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 219!!  The sponsor of this week's challenge is Deidre Mosher Designs!  The digital image that I am using today is called The Great Indoors Real it!

Deidre Mosher Bio
Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.

As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having

fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint.  Any day in the studio is a great day!

I usually get an idea when I least expect when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.

The Grand Prize winner this week will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Deidre's Etsy Shop! 

Digital Image & Sentiment - Deidre Mosher Designs
All Cardstock/Paper - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, pink glitter gems/CTMH, Prisma glitter, flower adornment/Stampin' Up, pop dots and white glue.


Happy Birthday Monica! ~

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's a Surprise Birthday Hop for Monica Hunter!  Monica is the owner of Hambo Stamps and today is her birthday. The Bacon Bits Design Team got together and decided to throw a little surprise party for her, and we would like you to join us! 

If you arrived here from Jane's blog, you are in the right place. Otherwise, start at the beginning with Deborah's blog so you don't miss out on any party fun. Every birthday has to have presents, and this one has one for you! One random hopper that completes the hop and comments on each blog will receive a Hambo Birthday surprise! The winner will be announced at the Hambo Hoedown on
 Wednesday, August 21.
Here is the hop order in case you get lost:
Jeannie - You are Here


My card is made using the oh so sweet Digital Image called Panda Gift, and he is one of my many favorites.

Now hop on over to Judy's for more birthday fun!
Happy Birthday Monica!! 
Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Panda Gift
Papers - Stampin' Up 
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, tab punch, craftworkcards candi, corner rounder, pop dots and white glue.

Have a Delightful Birthday ~

Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm using up some vintage Close to My Heart papers on this one.  I thought I'd show you the inside as well, since I didn't put the sentiment on the outside like I usually do.  I quite simply ran out of room!  This is also following the Deconstructed Sketch No. 113.

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - CTMH - Unforgettable 
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Cricut/flowers, flower punch/leaves, craftworkcards candi, burlap string, glitter, rhinestones, corner rounder, pop dots, and white glue.

Happy 60th ~

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I'm such a slacker, I totally thought I posted this on Thursday!  I liked the Mojo Monday sketch so much, that I used it again for this order.  She looks like she's ready to party and have a good time, doesn't she?

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Cardstock & Papers - Close to My Heart - Claire
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, burlap string, glitter, pin, pop dots and white glue.

You're Amazing ~

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

There's another fun challenge this week at the Hambo Hoedown, can you guess from my card?  It's to create a project using 3 different patterned papers....easy peasy right?  I'm using Plate Spinner today and a new set of papers from Close to My Heart.  This is also using the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

Head on over to the Hoedown and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations too and join in on the fun this week with us!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Plate Spinner
Cardstock & Papers - CTMH-Chantilly
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 218 ~

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday time again, and the sponsor this week is StampFairy!  I'm using one of the sweet Teddies named Toby today and I couldn't help but put some glitter on those polka dot wings!

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Stamp Fairy store!

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love, and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddy bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies, and whimsical critters.   Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Digital Image - StampFairy - Toby Spring Fairy
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Random
Papers - My Mind's Eye-Blush 6x6 Paper Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Prisma glitter, cricut/art philosphy cartridge-flower, circle punch, craftworkcards candi.

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs