Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday from Teddy Bea

Good morning all.  It's Tuesday and that's better than Monday, right??  : )  I just thought I'd pop in this morning to share a card I just made over the weekend.  It's another fabulous Teddy Bo images called 'Flowers are Nature's Paintings'.  I'm just crazy in love with all Teddy Bo's images!

I'll bet you didn't think there was this much pink in the whole world, didja??  hahaha!  Well... I love pink and wanted something so soft and feminine for this sweet image.  So I looked through my latest Prima purchases and found this fabo 6x6 DP called Sparkling Spring Collection.  It was just what I was looking for.

The sketch I used is from Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I hope I'm not too late to enter.  Oh well... if I am, I am!  It was great fun making it and thanks SSSC for the inspiration SKETCH!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - the SKETCH
Crafty Creations - let it shine
Creative Belli - the letter 'G' -- use embellies starting with 'G' -- gems, green
Little Darlings Challenges - favorite color combo -- pink, green
CCEE Stampers - include pink
Meljen's Designs Challenge - stripes and/or plaids
The Rubber Cafe - birthday
Scrapbook Sisters - happy birthday
Alphabet Challenge - h is for half dozen - include 6 of something -- I've got 6 gems
Delicious Doodles Challenge - cute and cuddly
Our Creative Corner - our style
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - make it sparkle
Sugar Creek Hollow - tic-tac-toe -- glitter, flowers, pearls
Totally Gorjuss - ribbons and lace
Challenge Up Your Life - include circles
Bizzy Becs Challenge - all about lace
The Crafty Pad - bold and bright OR soft pastels
Cutie Sunday - animals
Dream Valley Challenge - ribbons
KB Cute Monday - use flowers
Lollipop Crafts - inspired by song -- 'Don't Eat the Daisies'
The Shabby Tea Room - my favorite things
Pile it on - going round in circles
Digital Tuesday Challenge  - flower power
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for...?  anything on your card beginning with T -- Teddy Bea
Tuesday Trigger  - CAS card with table, lacy tablecloth, flowers in a flowerpot
CMC Copic Challenge  - coloring folds, pleats and/or ruffles

That's it for today gals.  I'm tired and am going to bed.  Have a great week!!

Stamps:  Teddy Bo Flowers are Nature's Paintings, sentiment digi (sorry, don't know who to give credit to)
Papers:  Prima Sparkling Spring Collection, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, WOC flowers, ribbon, button, green gems, pink gems, pink pearls, lace, leaf punch, glitter
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #117

Good morning stamping friends.  I hope your Sunday is going along wonderfully!  Since it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I always look forward to Sunday's and the CIC is a big reason why!  Let's get started, shall we?  Here's what I created from our latest inspiration cupcakes...

Tada!  Can we all say 'gaudy'???  I put tons of stuff on here.  Well... tons of stuff for me!!  haha!  I really got carried away, didn't I?  Oh well... it sure was fun!!  Let's take a look at our inspiration photo for this week...

Kewl, right!?  And just perfect for our fun and fab U.S. celebrations of the 4th of July.  I hope you have great plans for that holiday.  Not big ones on my end, but will spending the day with my mom, brother and granddaughter.  Of course, she'll want to do fireworks and I won't blame her at all.  I wanted the same thing when I was her age.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Glitterbabe Digis.  They generous provided some images for the DT to play with.  I went with the 'birdhouse' and it's sentiment.  Please take the time to jump over to the CIC blog and check out all the other team member's creations.  They are all inspiring!!  And... one lucky random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at their on-line store.

Other challenges:
Tayllored Expressions - the SKETCH
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show some metal
Totally Stampalicious - something old (key charm), something new (the star DP)
A Spoonful of Sugar - ribbons and bows
Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes
Riley and Co - buttons and bows
Crafts and Me - we are in stitches (mine is faux)
Fresh Brewed Challenge - photo inspiration
I {heart} Ribbon Challenge - linen thread and hemp
Stampavie and More - butterflies
Pals Paper Arts - stars
Paper Play Challenge - stars and stripes
StampInsanity - stars and stripes
Crafty Purple Frogs - swirls and pearls
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Blogger Challenge - things with wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - add a charm
Stamp Something - celebrations something
Fairytale Challenge - America
Simply Create - fly with us -- something with wings
Stampin' for the Weekend - our favorite thing(s) -- pearls, charms, buttons, roses
Sugar Creek Hollow - tic-tac-toe -- buttons, flowers, distressing OR die cut, pearls, paper piercing
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - something old (key charm), something new (the star DP)
Word Play Weekend  - home/house
Craft Your Days Away - vintage (I think this is)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - things with wings
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  - stars and stripes

That's it for today folks.  Thanks for coming by and come back soon, ya hear??  Have a great day and I hope you'll join us at CIC this week.

Stamps:  Glitterbabe Digis birdhouse and coordinating sentiment
Papers:  October Afternoon 5 and dime (stars), Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Collection celebration (stripes), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, distressing tool, butterfly punch, BG buttons, twine, small and large pearls, chipboard star, house key charm, SU ribbon, WOC rosebuds, VersaMagic Chalk Ink wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers, distressing, sponging, paper piercing, faux stitching

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #31

Edit:  Won card of the week honor at Word Play Weekend #6

Happy Thursday friends.  What's Thursday mean?  First of all, it means the weekend is almost here!!  YAY!!  But even more importantly, it means it's time for a new Aud Sentiments challenge.  Another YAY!  This week our challenge is to use a Sentiment about Food/Drink.  We all like food and drink challenges don't we?  hahaha!  Here's my stab at the challenge...

Look... a pie man!!  "How Sweet"!!!  This image was soooo fun to color.  The sketch is from CardPatterns and the first time I saw it I said this is it.  It almost looks like we're looking in a little cafe window and watching the pie man wheel his pies around.  I think that turned out pretty great.  Thank you CardPatterns.  I used a couple of dark (and I mean dark) brown buttons, then added some metal brads for something a little different.  Talk about different... I thought I'd chosen all antique brass brads, but getting out in better light, I think I have 1 antique brass, 1 gold and 1 silver.  Yikes!!  Oh well... I think it almost works.  Antique brass for the brown, gold for the olive green and silver for the blue!?!  OK... maybe not, but I'm tryin'!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is once again the great Robyn's Fetish.  They have some wonderful stamping needs including great images.  Take, for example, pie man.  The lucky random winner will receive ????.  Great, right?

Other challenges:
CardPatterns - the SKETCH
Crafts 4 Eternity - embellies starting with "R" - ribbon
Crazy 4 Challenges - add twine, floss, string...
Word Play Weedend - blue
Just Some Lines - spotty dotty
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show some metal
Totally Stampalicious - something old (metal brads), something new (Prima papers)
Kaboodle Doodles - food and/or dring
Stamps R Us - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellies
Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping in today folks!  Come join in the fun with us and create something for food/drink.  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Robyn's Fetish Pies 4 Sale One Pence digi image, MFT How Sweet It Is sentiment
Papers:  Prima Botanical Collection (blue polka dot), Prima Madeline Collection (plaid)
Ink:  Distress Ink walnut stain (for sentiment)
Supplies:  Ribbon, brads, twine, BG buttons, glitter, border punch
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #116

Good Sunday morning my friends.  I hope your day started bright and shiny and continues that way.  Another Sunday?  FABulous... that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  WooHOO!  I think you're gonna love this week's cuppies.  But I say that every week, don't I?  : )  Let's get started, 'K?  Here's how this week's cupcakes inspired me...

Isn't this a fun card?  It sure was fun to make!!  I think this is the first time I've gotten to try paper piecing with digis.  I've been printing the images at work (using my own papers).  It's later when I think it sure would be nice to paper piece this or that.  But after all the resizing, I'm not confident about going back getting the same size.  So this time I printed them at the same time.  Really works swift when you use your brain!!!  Now... let's look at our inspiration for this challenge...

I just think these are wonderful!  Soooo summery with their leaves, ladybugs, daisies and mushrooms.  And I love the colors.  Wouldn't you like to try your hand at these babies??  Come on... I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Our sponsor this week is Amber Ink.  One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to their store!  WoW!!  They provided the DT with some images to use and I just loved this Mushroom Border image.  And that Love Bug sentiment is just darling too.    As you can see, I've added plenty of little ladybugs to my card.  Probably too many, but I just love those little things.  The daisy ended up having to go there.  I tried my hand at just adding some little dot daisies with my Signo white pen and lemon yellow liquid pearls for the center.  Well... as you can guess, I didn't like it.  So I took them off... or tried to.  the centers scraped off easy enough and normall I can remove the white inks with a wet tissue.  But, this doesn't work as well when you're doing it on the chalk inks!  I tried a few things to 'fix' it, but it just got worse!  So, as I said, the daisy had to go there!  : )

Other Challenges:
Pals Paper Arts - the SKETCH
KB Cute Monday - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - inspired by music -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Stamps R Us - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellies
Scrap-Creations Going Grey - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - embossing - the white cs under Love Bug
Clear it out Challenge - paper piecing
Fresh Brewed Designs - put a little song in your heart -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
The Paper Shelter  - punches and dies
Moving Along with the Times - inspired by a song -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
Crafty Purple Frog  - your favorite things (ladybugs, daisies, red, buttons)
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts - die cuts and punches
One Stop Craft Challenge - use stickers
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - buttons -- random winner!  YAY!
Just Some Lines - spotty dotty
Bling it On - embossing  - the white cs under Love Bug
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - use red
Tip Top Tuesday  - open challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint  - bright colors

Stamps:  Amber Ink Mushroom Border and Saying Love Bug sentiment
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Hazel, Quirky Twerp Playful Sunshine Scrapbooking Kit digital --polka dot red, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, flower punch, BG button, Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers (ladybugs), VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic marks and primsacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge is Shaped Cards

Hello again all!  Second post for today so if you're looking for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge you can scroll down to the previous post or click here.

I created this card for the Teddy Bo Challenge this this time was 'shaped cards'.  Now... I've never made a shaped card.  I've wanted to for ages, but just didn't take the leap.  I really don't have any of the right tools to easily make a shaped card so I kept putting it off.  Well... the Teddy Bo Challenge made me do it as entries for the DT call had to complete the challenge.  UGH!!  So... introducing my very first shaped card...

Now... let me tell you what, this was quite a struggle!!!  It's sadly taken me all day to finish this card!!  I cut out my circle card, then tried this, then tried that to get the other layers to look right!!  My nestie circles were too small to make it look right, so I tried a doily.  It was too small too so I tried two doilies... then three.  That's where I stopped.  So I did a bunch of sponging on the doilies and the nestie circle, added some ribbon, roses and pearls and called it good.  I know it's not the best shaped card ever, but maybe not too bad for a first try??

Teddy Bo Challenge  - shaped card
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - inspired by song -- "Puppy Love"
Stamps R Us - pets
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - use an animal (or two??)
Your Next Stamp Challenge - seeing shapes
Art Impressions - monochromatic
Do it with Digis - animal magic
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - doilies
Totally Gorjuss - flower power
Just Some Lines - monochromatic
Craft Your Days Away - monochromatic

Thanks so much!  See ya soon!!

Stamps:  Teddy Bea Puppy Love
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury, I think the background cs is SU perfect plum
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, doilies, WOC roses, MS ribbon, tiny pearls, VersaMagic chalk ink spring pansy
Technique:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/OMS

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #115

Good morning stamping friends!  It's Sunday and the weather is beautiful right now and has been for the last couple of days.  I don't expect it to last but I do appreciate it when it's here!!  And Sunday means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge that you'll have lots of fun with.  First, here's my inspiration from our cupcakes this week...

Heeheehee!  I just giggle when I look at these spring ducks!  They are so cute!!  Now, let's get to the inspiration cupcakes, OK?  Tada...

Can you say colorful?  There aren't many color not included in in this photo.  And lots of patterns.  Aren't they great??  I hope you'll be able to join us this week  We can't wait to see what you've come up with. 

You're probably asking yourself... with all those colors, why did she only end up with basically one?  Well, that's a great question and believe me, I asked it myself!!  The bottom line is the image of the duckies.  To me it just screamed yellow, yellow, yellow.  So I didn't tax my brain too hard and I went with yellow!  : )

Speaking of this image, our sponsor this week is Prairie Fairy Designs.  They have tons of cute images and kindly offered each DT member an image of their choice.  I picked a goodie, did I?  One lucky random winner will receive 5 digis of their choice.  Gotta love that!!

Other challenges:
The Sweet Stop - the SKETCH
Fairy Fun Friday - summer fun
Card Cupids - animals
Crafty Hos' Challenge - bright colors:  yellow, blue and green (there is a little blue, bow and little flower)
I Did it Creations  - birds
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - summertime
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - things with tails
KB Cute Monday - use bright colors
Pear Tree Designs - summer delights (summer colros)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - friends
A Spoonful of Sugar - here comes summer
Digital Tuesday - in the garden/outdoors
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - use an animal
Creative Card Crew - wings
digistamps4joy - wings
Pals Paper Arts - show them our signature style
Do it with Digis - animal magic
Paper Crafting Journey - our feathered friends
Stamping with the Dragon - friendship
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts - summer
Crafty Calendar - things with wings
Bee Crafty - summer's here

Thanks for stopping in today my friends.  You know how much it means to me.  Have a great Sunday and let's do some stamping!

Stamps:  Prairy Fairy Designs spring ducks
Paper:  October Afternoon the thrift store, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  WOC flowers, MME ribbon, black rhinestones, VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For the Love of Baby

Good Wednesday folks.  Hump day... YAY!!  It's all downhill from here, right?  I've worked up a card from one of Mo's Digital Pencil images.  This one is called baby and bunny.  She is so adorable that I wanted to keep her soft and sweet.  Here she is...

Love her!!  And I got to use another one of those beautiful Prisma papers I'd won in a blog candy prize.  I've truly fallen in love with them.  I just ordered three Prisma 6 x 6 paper pads and can't wait until they show up on my porch.  Teehee!

I'm not going to 'talk' alot here.  Just post my photos and enter some challenges.  Sometimes I think you all must get soooo sick of my gabbing!  But I will say I loved using all these beautiful 'girly' embellishments on this card.  Lotsa fun!!

Mo's Challenge - SKETCH
Cute Card Thursday - embellish it
StampInsanity - anything goes
Craft us Crazy - remembrance and/or love
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - photo of pink/green bed ensemble
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Stamp Something - June digi day
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Speedy the Cat's Challenge - flowers
Wee Memories - anything goes
Bizzy Becs - all about lace
Jay Gee's Nook - photos with pink/green
CR84FN Color Challenge - lt. pink, med. green, neutral
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - bingo -- cute image, flowers, charms
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes w/ a charm
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Have a great day friends and come back soon.

Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil baby and bunny
Papers:  Prima Sparkling Spring Collection, Gina K. pure luxury
Inks:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, WOC flowers, lace, pink pearls, white pearls, ribbon, brad (the LOVE is a brad), charm
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #114

Happy Sunday stampers!  I hope you're doing well.  I have been soooo tired today that I've been sleeping quite a bit!  What a waste of a Sunday, huh!  Sunday means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I hope you'll find some inspiration from our cupcakes this week and join in with us.  Here's how the photo inspired me...

And our inspiration photo this week...

Aren't those cupcakes beautiful!!  Just one thing... what's that airplane doing in there??  {shrugging shoulders}  Anyway... as you can see, I went more with the blue than the lavender.  I just couldn't find any purply papers that would work for these cupcakes.  Hmphf!

This card seems awfully blah to me.  The roses are what's saving it... and the cute Tiddly Inks image.  It just needs something more.  I hope I find what that is before I send it to someone!  haha! 

What isn't blah is our sponsor this week which is Di's Digi Downloads.  She's got lots of awfully cute digital images and they now have some polymer stamps available.  Please head over and take a look.  One lucky random winner will win 5 digis or 2 stamps.  WooHOO!

LORA Crafts Sunday Sketches - the SKETCH
Tiddly Inks  - darling diva
KB Cute Monday - anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - swirls
A Spoonful of Sugar - flower power
Creative Card Crew - for a diva
Fab 'n Funky - what'eva
Flutter by Wednesday - open
digistamps4joy - wings
Divas by Design - florals
Charisma Cardz - something that flies
Colour Create Challenge - purple, blue and silver
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Catch the Bug Challenge  - June anything goes
Less is More - monochrome - the dress is blue violet
Just Some Lines - monochromatic
Crafty Calendar Challenge - things with wings
StampARTic - blue, purple, white

I'm keeping this short and sweet today.  Thanks for dropping in folks!  Come back soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Tiddly Inks fairy fae
Papers, BG lilykate twinkle, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesites, WOC roses, small pearls, silver balls, glitter
Technique:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMH

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A shabby chic Teddy Bo

Edit:  Won top honor at Do it with Digis #11

Hello folks!  I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend.  Mine was quiet and peaceful.  But today is Tuesday and it's back to work.  It has been hard to get back into it.  I guess I need a few more days off!!  haha!

I found this Teddy Bo image in my 'printed  off' stash and decided to do something with it.  This is one of the first Teddy Bo images I'd purchased.  He was great fun to color up.  I colored the hearts up in more of a pink, so used a couple pink embellies to.  I'm afraid Teddo Bo's been pinked!!  : )

This card would have worked perfectly for the last Teddy Bo Challenge which was to use Teddy Bo only.  But... I didn't get him done in time.  And I made the card before the new challenge which came out yesterday which is make a shaped card, so he won't work for that either.  Oh well... I'll keep trying!

I'm going to keep this short today.  OK... OK... keep the cheering down!  haha!!  I'll see if I can get a shaped card done for the current Teddy Bo Challenge!

The Deconstructed Sketch  - the SKETCH
A Spoonful of Sugar - flower power
Digital Tuesday - animal friends
Sweet Stamps - masculine card
Charisma Cardz - boy oh boy!
DYSU - animals
Craft Us Crazy - remembrance and/or love
Do it with Digis - it's all about the boys
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes or favorite
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Polka Doodles - male theme
Stamp Something - sentimental - use a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
A La Card Monkey - man card
Totally Gorjuss - string's the thing
BasicGrey Challenge - shabby chic
Crafty Calendar -  teddy bears
Crafty Hos' Challenge - twine
Paper Sundaes - vintage/shabby chic
Stamptacular Sunday - bugs or boys
KB Cute Monday - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - father's day or a man's card
Creative Inspirations - cute bears/animals only
Fab 'n Funky  - what'eva
Freshly Brewed Challenge  - it's a guy thing
Scrapalicious USA  - card for a man
Simon Says Stamp  - father's day/male card

Thanks for coming by today.  It always thrills me when you do.  Have a great Wednesday and see you soon!

Stamps:  Teddy Bo i heart u, DSP sentiment
Paper:  BG Curio, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, BG buttons, Prima flower, BG brads, distressed ink antique linen, white twine, crinkled ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS