Friday, May 29, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #90 - Anything Goes


Hey guys! Welcome back to another Fun-Day Friday Challenge!


This weeks challenge -- Anything goes - Create a card, layout or project

Our super awesome sponsor this week


The winner will receive 7 digital stamps of their choice!!!

You'll definitely want to join the challenge this week :)

Starts: Friday, May 29th 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, June 5th 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made


Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy
Silhouette Cameo
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder - Dancing Holly
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Spectrum Noir Markers

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until June 5th by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 8th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda

Thanks for stopping by! This week was kind of a slow one, there will be some exciting new changes in June. Stay tuned and happy crafting!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #89 - Torn Edges

Hello everyone and welcome to another Fun-Day Friday Challenge!


This weeks challenge: Create a card, LO, or project using torn edges.

Of course this week we have an AMAZING sponsor for you!!


Winner get to select 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe.

Make sure to join the fun and play along with us this week!!

Starts: Friday, May 22nd 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, May 29th 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made


This week was absolutely a challenge for me! I love seeing other peoples projects that are distressed and have torn edges, but can't really do it myself. Every time I try it just looks like torn paper to me and my OCD takes over. So, I ended up getting the Tim Holtz distress tool to give it a torn up look and then tore across the bottom of the tag. I finished by inking it all up with Stampin' Up Early Espresso ink. I thought that was fitting since I was using a coffee theme :)

When I went to choose a card I thought I would pick one that had a "faux" tearing look. I went with the jagged edge card because it reminded me of a tearing ruler I saw.

I cannot get over how much I am in love with these fun lunch bags. See, fun is built right in the name! There are so many possibilities with these. Once I started thinking of ideas, I just couldn't stop.I had made one with paper by K&CO, but that one kept tearing on me. I didn't think of it as heavy paper, but it must be too heavy. Paper from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) was the paper that worked fabulous for me.

The coffee print that you see on the vanilla cardstock is actually from a couple My Creative Time stamp sets. My Misti definitely helped this week with that. My Early Espresso ink pad was pretty dry and the Misti allowed me to keep stamping until it looked right.

Supplies

Cardstock - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
The Cutting Cafe - Fun With Lunch Bags
Stamps - My Creative Time - Coffee Break, Coffee Backgrounds, You are Perk-fect
Ink - Stampin' Up Early Espresso Ink
Misti Stamping Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Brown Ribbon - Michael's
Delicious Biscotti :)


Second Bag - Shaker Bag
The Cutting Cafe - Fun With Lunch Bags
Silhouette Cameo - Thank You Tag
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Live Love Bark - My Creative Time
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Punches - Stampin' Up - Heart; EK Success - Bone
Other - Sequins, Foam Tape

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 29th by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 1st.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Kellie
Tina

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy crafting :)

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 309

Hey guys! I have an entry for Stella Says Sketch that I would like to share with you today.

I actually ended up making two of these cards, one is a shaker card.





Supplies
Digital Image: Bugaboo Stamps - Scruffy Puppy - Heart
Patterned Paper: Kelly Panacci Valentine Specialty Stack
Cardstock - The Paper Studio; Stampin' Up (More Mustard)
EK Success - Scalloped Diamond border punch
Die & Sentiment - My Creative Time Just Simply Live
Ink - Rhubarb Stalk
Silhouette Cameo
Spectrum Noir Markers
Confetti - The Paper Studio
Sequins - Michael's

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation for this challenge!

Until next time, happy crafting :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May Bingo Challenge

Hey guys! It's time for the May Bingo Challenge over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.


When I looked at this, my first thought was I can cover the bingo card! And I did!! I hit every single requirement. One of my embellishments, the flower button from My Creative Time took care of quite a few. It was a flower, button, die-cut, 3D object, has stitching and has hemp twine as the bow. That hit 6 of the 9 bingo squares!

This card literally just built itself. I love those days in the craft room when you just know which piece will be next and the perfect addition to your project.



Supplies
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Happy Haunting - The Paper Studio
Bugaboo Stamps - Hoppy Occasions - Halloween
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Spider Web
Flower button die - My Creative Time - Stitched Button Dies

Spectrum Noir
CG2, CT4, DG2, EB3, EB6, GB3, GB4, IG1, IG2, IG8, IG9, IG10, PL4, PL5

I absolutely fell in love with this card! Reminds me a little of my aunt and I when we go thrifting, Double Trouble :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop by on Friday for another great Fun-Day Friday Challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #88 - It's Sketch Time

Welcome back to another Fun-Day Friday Challenge! This week we are working with a new sponsor. Welcome to Sherri Baldy!!


This weeks challenge: Create a card, layout or project using the sketch.


Our wonderful sponsors for the week are:

The winner will receive 3 images out of 6 showcased.

The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!!

Make sure to join the fun and play along with us this week!!

Starts: Friday, May 15th 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, May 22nd 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made this week:




Supplies
Silhouette Cameo - Clouds
Sherri Baldy Image
Spectrum Noir Markers
My Creative Time - Stitched Button Dies
Recollections Card stock
Heidi Grace Paper Pack - Sorry, no name listed
Stampin' Up Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue Inks
White Crochet Thread

Spectrum Noir Markers
BGR1, BGR2, BT1, BT2, CR3, DR1, FS1, FS6, GB3, HB1, HB2, TB1, TN1, TN3

What do you need to do to enter?

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 22nd by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 25th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Jo
Kellie
Tina

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy crafting :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Theme Challenge - In The Garden

Hey guys! Of course I have found another awesome challenge at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, aka Bugaboo Stamps!!

This week is a theme challenge, In The Garden. I decided to use the same image I used for my FFC post, but to change it up.


Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps - Make It Snappy - Floral Moms Day
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - American Crafts - Hip, Hip Hooray
Die - My Creative Time - Stitched Button Dies
Memento London Fog Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Hemptique Hemp Twine

Thanks for stopping by!! Until next time, happy crafting :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shopping Haul Video

Hey guys! Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there :) I hope you had a wonderful day with your children and family. I thought I would throw together a quick video to show you some of my recent acquisitions.



Until next time, happy crafting!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #87 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to another Fun-Day Friday Challenge!


This week's challenge: Anything goes!! Create a card, layout or project using anything you'd like :)

Our sponsors this week are:

The winner will win 7 digital stamps of their choice!!!

The winner will receive a $12 voucher!

With great sponsors like these, you will want to get creating NOW!!!

Starts: Friday, May 8 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, May 15 6:00 PM EST

Here is my project for the week:


Supplies
Bugaboo Image - Make It Snappy Floral Mom's Day
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose - Hattie; American Crafts Hip, Hip Hooray
Ink - My Pink Stamper Darkest Night Hybrid Ink; Memento London Fog (edges)
Sentiment & Die - My Creative Time Just A Little Note To Say.., Stitched Oval Die
Spectrum Noir Markers

Spectrum Noir Markers
DR1, DR5, GB3, GB5, IG2, JG1, LG5, TB3, TB5, TB6

What do you need to do to enter?

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 15th by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 18th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Joyce
Kellie
Tina

Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May Anything Goes Challenge

Hi guys! Today I was able to finish off a few projects that have been lingering on my desk. I'm trying hard to stay up with the challenges over at Bugaboo Stamps. They have really fun challenges and it helps me work on my coloring. It is so relaxing to sit and color in the images. Makes me feel like a kid again!


I have to be honest, this is one of my favorite projects I have done in awhile. Everything seemed to just come together. I always color my images first and then create the card. Sometimes that can make it more challenging, but it worked well today! I took a stack of my 6 x 6 pads and went to work. Now, I will admit that black is not usually a color you would see on a Mother's Day card, but it just worked. I adore the finished product. I am someone who is very critical of my own work, so it's a wonderful feeling to just be in love with my project.

Supplies
Bugaboo Image - Ladybug Fairy
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Online Store - Banner Label Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Ink - Memento London Fog & Rhubarb Stalk; My Pink Stamper Charcoal Hybrid Ink
Stamps - Heart - Stamps of Life Birdcage2stamp; Sentiment - My Creative Time Tweet Me
Other - Black Seam Binding

Spectrum Noir Markers
BGR1, BGR2, DR1, DR5, EB3, EB4, EB6, FS1, FS6, IG6, IG8, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, LG5, TN1

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my creation. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for my Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge project.

Until then, happy crafting!

We have a winner!!

Hello my crafty peeps! I am sorry I have not announced a winner yet, but what I thought was a sinus infection turned out to just be a severe head cold. So no antibiotics, just having to suffer through. Nyquil has been my BFF this week. We're still pretty close, unfortunately.

With no further adieu, the winner chosen by random.org is....(imagine drumroll here....) Sunny Smith!!!!!

Sunny said:

"HI! My favorite b-day was my 31st. I celebrated in Amsterdam by getting my first tattoo! Now there's one to share with the grandkids, huh? ;) Fun blog. Glad it was on the hop. Now I can visit regularly."

I am super excited to get Sunny her new date roller stamp, but I have no email address. I will give Sunny one week to reply with her address. If I do not hear in a week, I will draw a new winner.

Thank you so much to all who entered. I had so much fun meeting all the new subscribers and reading all of your comments. It was very nice with my cold to be able to lay in bed and read them all. I love creating projects and it is wonderful that you guys like to see my creations. I'm very thankful for all of you.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Many Thanks and An Announcement....

First and foremost, I would love to thank everyone that has stopped by today. I am working on a sinus infection at the moment, but have enjoyed reading every comment and seeing all of the fellow DT creations. I wish I could send a response to every single person because I appreciate every one of you. From my oldest subscriber to my newest :) Your comments are so kind.

As I was laying down tonight, waiting for the cold medicine to kick in I stopped at one of my favorite blogs. Otherwise known as, blog I am obsessed with...Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. I started awkwardly screaming with no voice, mind you. Terrifying the cats as I saw my creation won first place!!! I am SO excited and had to share with you guys immediately :)


So again, thank you so much for stopping by for the blog hop. I am so excited to see so many old followers and new followers alike. I hope to inspire and be inspired by you all.

And, thank you for letting me share my news. I am so excited!!!

Hopefully tomorrow at the Dr. I can get a few things squared away and be able to have more crafting time to do more challenges. I probably should start on my son's scrapbooks. He's 19 and I haven't started one.....anyway. Lots to do. Just have to see if I can get the 'ol human carcass to agree!!

Until next time, happy crafting :)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

~Jo's Scrap Shack~ Blog-iversary


Welcome to the birthday celebration for ~Jo's Scrap Shack~! You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog. If not, head over to ~Jo's Scrap Shack~ to start at the beginning, here.

Here is what I created for the birthday celebration:




***Before I could make the coordinating card, I got really sick. I think I have a sinus infection. Sorry guys!!

Here is the prize package:


Items in this package:

Your Story Photo machine & accessories
We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board
(2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads
8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack
Sequins
Resin flowers
Roll of bling
Ribbon
Twine
Chipboard album + decorative papers
K & Co. Tags & envelopes
(3) packs of metal charms
Large ribbon embellishment
Buttons
Mesh
"How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide
Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" stamps#2 set

What do you have to do to be entered to win this prize?

There are only two rules, but they are very IMPORTANT!!

1) Visit each designer's blog on the hop
2) Follow and leave a comment on each blog

You will have until midnight on May 4th to leave your comments.

Here is the lineup for the hop. If you get lost at any point you can always go to ~Jo's Scrap Shack~ to start at the beginning. Your next stop on the hop will be Mendi.

1. Jo
2. Amanda
3. Lisa
4. Bridget <---- You are here
5. Mendi
6. Kellie
7. Millie
8. Joyce
9. Sherrie
10. Darlene
11. Candice
12. Ginger

I also have a giveaway, although it is much smaller!


Here are the phrases on the back:


In order to be eligible to win my giveaway, you must be a follower and you must leave a comment with your favorite birthday memory. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you. You can enter until tomorrow night, Monday, May 4th at 11:59 PM EST. I will post a winner on Tuesday, May 5th. If the winner does not respond by Friday, May 8th, I will re-draw.

Thank you so much for stopping by and helping us celebrate with Jo on her 3rd Blog Birthday.

Until the next time, happy crafting!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

MCT Designer Challenge

Hello everyone!! I was checking out some challenges and happened to see this one at one of my FAVORITE stamp companies. I've been in love with MCT stamps and dies from the start of the company. So, it was super fun to pull some supplies out of my hoard of Emma's products.

I chose to follow the sketch challenge. Although, my colors were close to the color inspiration also. I ended up using black and kraft, which were not on the color inspiration.

I wanted to make a cute, simple card that I could pop in the mail to say a quick hello to a friend. Sometimes it is nice to go back to basics and concentrate more on what you are saying in the card than all the bling and supplies. That old adage, Keep It Simple Stupid!


Supplies
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Simple Stories 24/7
Stamp - MCT - Once Upon A Time
Die - Typewriter Die
Ink - My Pink Stamper - Darkest Night Hybrid
Seam binding

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my challenge entry. Don't forget, tomorrow is Jo's Blog-iversary!!


The blog hop celebration begins at 12:00 PM EST on Jo's blog. Click here to get there.

If you have never done a blog hop, don't worry. They are super duper easy to follow and lots of fun. Get your favorite beverage and get to hoppin'.

Plus, Jo is having a HUGE giveaway.


Here is what is in the giveaway package:

Your Story Photo machine & accessories
We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board
(2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads
8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack
Sequins
Resin flowers
Roll of bling
Ribbon
Twine
Chipboard album + decorative papers
K & Co. Tags & envelopes
(3) packs of metal charms
Large ribbon embellishment
Buttons
Mesh
"How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide
Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" stamps#2 set

So, how do you enter to win this you ask? You start at Jo's blog and follow the lineup. When you are at each blog, you need to become a follower and you need to leave a comment. It is very, very important you do both things!!

I also will be doing a giveaway, it's not as large as Jo's, but still some fun supplies!

Hope to see you there!! Until next time, happy crafting :)


Friday, May 1, 2015

Photo Inspiration Challenge @ Catch The Bug

Hey my crafty friends! I was over at Bugaboo Stamps checking out their blog and found another challenge. Ever since Jo introduced me to digi stamps, I have been addicted!!! The good news is that I am using my Spectrum Noir markers. They were quite an investment, so I'm glad I am using them.


Supplies
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Simple Stories 24/7
Image - Rainy Day Bear - Side Rain
Red seam binding
Stamps - I Love You Beary Much, My Creative Time (sentiment on the inside - To A Beary Special Friend)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (around the edges and for the sentiment inside)
Wink of Stella markers (Clear, blue and pink)

Spectrum Noir Markers
BG7, BG9, BT2, BT3, CT2, CT3, EB3, EB4, GB4

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #86 - Happy Mother's Day

Welcome back to another super fun Fun-Day Friday Challenge.

This week's challenge: Create a card, project or layout for Mother's Day.

Our Sponsors this week are:


The winner will win 4 digital stamps of their choice!!

Make sure to join the fun and play along with us this week!!

Starts: Friday, May 1st 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, May 8th 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made this week:




Supplies
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Cricut
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Spectrum Noir Markers
Image - Spring Flower Charlie
Hemp Twine - Hemptique

Spectrum Noir Markers
FS1, FS6, HB1, HB2, IG1, LY3, LY4, PL4, PL5, TN1, TN3, TN4


What do you need to do to enter?

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until May 8th by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 11th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Candice
Kellie
Tina

I wanted to let you guys know about the Blog Hop Giveaway for Jo's Bloggy Birthday taking place on May 3rd.


Here is what is in the giveaway package:

Your Story Photo machine & accessories
We R Memory Keepers Gift Box punch board
(2) 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads
8-1/2 x 11 multi-colored chevron paper pack
Sequins
Resin flowers
Roll of bling
Ribbon
Twine
Chipboard album + decorative papers
K & Co. Tags & envelopes
(3) packs of metal charms
Large ribbon embellishment
Buttons
Mesh
"How to write the stories behind your photographs" By Denise Ledoux- A writing Guide
Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" stamps#2 set

In order to win this very awesome giveaway, you will need to follow two very IMPORTANT rules:
1) Visit each designer's blog on the hop
2) Follow and leave a comment on each blog

You will have until midnight, May 4th to complete this.

If you get lost at all during the hop, each designer will have the lineup, but you can always head back to ~Jo's Scrap Shack~ to get your bearings again.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy crafting :)