Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Belli Challenge

Good morning, and happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing my card, which I created for the Belli Challenge this week, who just happens to be sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  I chose to use this beautiful Serenety digital stamp, which is one of the newly released images from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored her with my Copics, and masked the image off to do a colorspray, which is what the Belli Challenge Blog has given us for a challenge this week.  I used my color spritzing tool and markers for this technique, and finished it off with some Bamboo Leaf Shimmerz Spritz for a little added glitz.  Serenity's wings are covered with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for sparkle, and I added yet a little more sparkle to the waist and hem of her gorgeous dress with chunky green glitter.  The flower was made by punching 4 scalloped circles, scrunching the paper up,  sewing it together, and adding the pearl to the center.   The soft green vintage paper is from K&Co.'s  Charlotte Collection.  I was going to us a border on this card, but I liked the printed border of the paper so well that I decided that was enough.  I finished this card off with the pretty satin ribbon, which was a find at my local supercenter, and the half back pearls.   The sketch for this card comes from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, which I flipped to accomodate this large image.   
Be sure to check out all the wonderful DT samples on The Belli Challenge Blog, and upload your creation to play along.   Thank you so much for your visit today!  Wishing you a blessed day filled with happy stamping!

Love ya, 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Recipe Challenge Monday - Backgrounds

Good morning, and a happy Monday morning it is!  How about a recipe challenge to start your week?  Sounds good to me, so let's get to it!!  This week, Julie is challenging us to do backgrounds.  That means stamp your own background paper with whatever tickles your fancy.  Well, for me, I decided channel a little Kojak, and use this Wooooooo Loves You Baby Back Rib recipe with these adorable little owl stamps from Scrapbook Store At Your Door.   I stamped the Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper with these little owls, then stamped them again on white card stock, colored them with my Copics, and punched them out for the page.  To bring out a little of the red contrast, I colored the hearts on the background paper with a red marker.  The patterened "Love" paper on the bottom of this 6x6 card also comes from the Sugar Rush Collection.   I added a strand of this pretty dotted swiss ribbon from Offray for the finishing touch to this page, and VOILA!  One more recipe for the collection.   While I haven't tried this recipe as yet, it's been in my stash for a while, and I'm thinking there's some serious rib eatin' comin' on very soon!!!  I can't wait to try this one out!  YUMMO!!

I will leave you today with a picture of what was looking at me across the breakfast table this morning.  Our little dog, Lola seems to think she rules the roost, and definitely has to make her presence known.  She has designated this as "her chair" for meals.  She never whines, or begs for food, or offers to try to get on the table.  She's just content to sit in "her" chair and watch, all the while hoping you'll drop a crumb! 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Please be sure to visit The Recipe Challenge Blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the recipe designers.  Julie is giving away some blog candy if you play along with the challenge (See Above), so haul out your favorite recipes, and get to stamping some backgrounds!  Have a glorious day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Benjamin Bunny... Just Because

Good morning!  It's Saturday, and time for another wonderful weekend!  My Benjamin Bunny card is one that I'm sharing on the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps blog today, so I'll let you hop on over there to read all about it.  The sketch for this card is from the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, and you'll definitely want to see all the wonderful and inspirational creations that the Sugar Babies have to share.   Follow the links, and ENJOY!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!  I wish you a blessed weekend and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's A Busy Challenge Friday!!

Good morning, happy Friday, and BRING ON THE WEEKEND!!!!  It's a busy, busy day here at The Thinkin' Spot, and it's a day full of challenges.  First up, I have my project for the Easy Craft Projects Challenge. This really was an easy little basket to make.  You can find a complete tutorial for making it, here .   I used Fairy Cynthia at Easter digi from The Stamping Boutique for this basket, and she was colored with Copics.  I edged the little box with  K&Co. paper from my scrap bin, and some white eyelet paper made with my Martha Stewart lace edge punch.  I colored  half pearls with a pink Copic marker to embellish the handle, crimped  paper shreds for Easter grass, and that's that!  Wouldn't these make cute little place cards for Easter dinner, or a nice little treat for a friend?   
My second project today is a card that I made for the Sukkersott Challenge Blog.  Be sure to stop by their blog and check out the fabulous sketch.  If you play along and upload your creation, you could win a prize from the weekly sponsor, who this week, just happens to be Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.  I used the just released Beary Sweet Cocoa digital stamp from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.  Little Cocoa has become quite the popular fella in many stamping circles, and I have to admit he is one of my favorites!!  I'm always excited to see what he's up to, or going to be hiding behind next.  He's such a cutie!!!  Cocoa was colored with Copic markers, and the Sublime Strawberry DP in the background is a fantastic find from The Scrapbook Store At Your Door.  It's  just perfect for this image.  Embellishments for this card are assorted Prima flowers, 1 red rhinestone,  and stitched grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up!.  The scalloped border under cute little Cocoa was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.     
Now on to my final card for today.  This one was created for the Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog, and they've provided a great sketch to play with this week.  Once again, Sweet -n Sassy Stamps is sponsoring this challenge, so play along for a chance to win a great prize!!   You can't go wrong when you've got a chance to win free images!  That's just too good to pass up!!  This card was made with another new digi to be found in the SNSS store.   This Milton Reading digi stamp was just perfect for me to play with using the feather blending technique with my Copic markers.  Oh my!  What fun that is!!   The designer paper is from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection, and can be found at The Scrapbook Store At Your Door.  I used pink grosgrain ribbon, embossed Prima flowers, and half pearls colored with Copics for embellishments, and the sentiment was stamped and punched with products from Stampin' Up!.   I entered little Milton here, in the Copic Blogaversary Celebration Challenge for the feather blending technique.  Whew!!  I think I'm about challenged out!!!  LOL!!  Seriously, this is waaaaay too much fun, and I love it!!! 
Whew!  That's a lot of info for one post!!  It is my hope that you have been inspired here, and will find time to play along with these wonderful challenges.  As always, I'm so happy you could spend some time with me today!  I wish you a glorious day filled with everything that you love, and of course, lots of happy stamping!  Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have a card to share with you for the Sweet Stop Challenge. 

Love ya,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Good morning!  Well, the time is almost here, so I thought I'd better get some of my Easter cards made.  I received my newest Peachy Keen Stamps a couple of weeks ago, and I've been coloring images like crazy!  I can't seem to stop coloring long enough to put the images onto card stock, so I MADE myself actually create a card, and stop coloring for a while!!!  This is the first image I decided to play with, and it comes from the PK-265 Bunny Dolls stamp set.  The "Hi" sentiment comes from PK-264 Easter Egg Words and Bunnies, and the duck border was made with PK-266 Duck Dolls.  If you haven't stopped by the Peachy Keen Stamp Store, and checked out all the new stamps, you're really missing out!  These stamps are just adorable, and they stamp so clearly, as well as being a dream to color!!  The following discounts are in place through the end of March:    (the discounts are automatic and do not require a promo code) We have our tiered discounts in place, which include: 
5% off discount for orders between $25.00 and 34.99
10% off discount for all orders over $35.00 to $74.99
15% off discount for orders over $75.00!
We also have a great shipping deal for all of the USA - 99 cent shipping for orders $50.00 to $74.99
 Every day we have free shipping (USA) for orders over $75.00!!

What are you waiting for?  There's shopping to be done, stamps to be bought, and creating to do!!! 
I used one of my favorite color combos for this card.  It's so darned cheerful!!  How could you not smile when this shows up in your mailbox?!?  I colored Mr. Rabbit here, with Copic makers, and added the white polka dots to the stripes on the egg with my white gel pen.  In keeping with the polka dot theme, I found this great paper from K&Co. in my scrap box.  Of course, when searching for ribbon, I came across this Crushed Curry ribbon from Stampin' Up!, and I knew it just HAD to be used.  I played along with the Diedrich Dare Challenge this week, and the buttons are what I chose as the element included in Captain Jack's sketch, and what a great sketch it is!!   Be sure to check it out, and play along.  There's still time to upload your creation for a chance to win a great prize!!! 

Well, I think that about does it for this card!  I hope you're having a beautiful day filled with many happy blessings, and LOTS of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Enchanted Blog Hop

Good morning!  I'm so happy you could stop by today for this Enchanted Blog Hop, sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, in celebration of Tracey's new Enchanted line of digital stamps.  If you arrived here from Tracey's blog, then you're hoppin' along in the right order, if not, then you're going to want to start with Tracey, and hop along from there, for LOTS of inspiration, from  projects made with this beautiful  new Enchanted line. 
This card was created with the newly released Swan Song digital stamp.  I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this image was to color!!  Bringing this image to life was amazing, and I can't wait to get more of these beautiful digital stamps to play with!!  I colored this with my Copics, and added a little glitter to the wings and the stars in the sky.  I thought I'd give this card a some added dimension, so I printed two of these images out, and layered them.  You can see that effect much better in the next photo.  The sketch for this card comes from the Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge this week.  In following their sketch, I added the Prima flowers at the bottom of the image.  The sentiment comes from Stampin Up!'s retired set Small Script, and the loopy border was done with one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches.  With a few rhinestones, and a dab of lavender grosgrain ribbon, this card was finished and ready for the hop, soooooo... Let's go to the hop!!  Your next stop will be with the ever so talented Kym Kreates, and I know she'll have something amazing to show you!!  Should you happen to get lost along the way, here's a complete list of participants:

Lorie  (You're Here)

Be sure to visit The Stamping Boutique today, because during this blog hop(effective till midnight tonight), Tracey is having a 40% off sale!  OMG!!  Can you believe it!?!  That's a huge savings, and what an incentive to pick up all of your favorite images!!  One lucky winner who leaves a comment on each blog in this blog hop will receive the currently unreleased digital stamp that Tracey featured on her blog!!!  Woohoo!!!!!  A sale, and a free stamp!  What a WONDERFUL day!!!!

Thanks for hopping by today!  Wishing you a glorious day filled with happy stamping!!

Love ya,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #25

Good morning!  It's Tuesday, and time for another Peachy Keen Challenge.  Challenge #25, to be exact.  This one is a sketch challenge, and oh, it's a good one!  I love adding layers and panels to cards, and especially I love it when I have a sketch all layed out for me, so that I don't have to decide what goes where. For this card,  I used PK-276 Flower Centers, PK-273 Faceless Flowers - 12 Petal Daisy, and PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts, all of which can be found at Peachy Keen Stamps.   These stamps are so amazing, and I love that the flower centers interchange with all of the faceless flower stamps.  I stamped, cut out, and layered the three different sizes of flowers, and punched the face center out with a 3/4 inch circle punch.  After it was assembled, I added a page pebble to the face of the flower for shine, and added dimension (It also magnified the center of the flower, which looks pretty cool).  The flower's background panel was stamped with the PK-273 faceless flowers in Barely Banana and Sahara Sand ink to match the DP from Stampin' Up!.  After I stamped it, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then sponged the dots  with Sahara Sand ink.

To finish this card off, I added the flourishes which were cut with my Cricut, using the Storybook cartridge.  Some well placed rhinestones finished those off,  and then I decided this card needed a picket fence punched border using my Martha Stewart Punch, which I also sponged with a little Sahara Sand ink.  I've had that little white flower button for a long time, but never knew exactly what to do with it.  Well, it worked out beautifully here!  I cut a length of blue gingham ribbon, doubled it over, tied a knot in the center, and ran both ends through the center of the button, leaving the knot on top, and pulling the ends through the bottom.  Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, because the rest of the design team has some awesome eye candy to inspire you, and don't forget to visit their individual blogs and leave them some love!  We all love some love, and your kind thoughts and encouragement are what keep us motivated to do what WE love!  :-D  This card will soon be on it's way to a very special person who's been in my thoughts and very close to my heart for the past couple of weeks.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying some glorious Spring weather, and I wish you lots of happy stamping!!

Love ya,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Comfort Food Recipe Challenge

Good day to you, and WELCOME!!  Today is recipe challenge day at The Recipe Challenge Blog, and we're pulling out all the stops and sharing comfort foods.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the girls have prepared for you.  There are so many wonderful comfort foods, but I have to admit that MY ultimate comfort food is potatoes.  Oh, my goodness they should be a food group all their own!!  This is one of my favorite potato recipes, and one that we often make at Easter time, because it's paired so well with the traditional Easter ham.
For today's challenge, I used some of the yummy Sugar Rush paper from Basic Grey, and those adorable fork and spoon brads that can all be found at The Scrapbook Store At Your Door.   The country shelf image is from The Stamping Boutique, and the recipe card itself comes from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.  I added some black gingham ribbon from Stampin' Up!, and the buttons from my stash for a little more of a homespun touch to this card.  I love the warmth of this card, which is a comfort unto itself. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  As always I'm thrilled that you could spend some time here, and I wish you many hours of happy stamping!

Love ya,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

CAS Sunday

Hello Friends!  I hope you are enjoying a glorious weekend!  I thought I'd pop in for a minute and share this card that I made last night.  This is for me about as clean and simple as it gets.  I just didn't feel I could add too much to this card, because the image says it all. 
The image is a Sweet -n Sassy digi, and was colored with Copics.  I sponged around the cross with some Not Quite Navy ink, and cut it out with my circle and scalloped circle nesties.  The paper is from K&Co., and the SU ribbon is threaded through a button from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wedding Bells and Lucky Randy

Hello, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Today I'm sharing two   cards!  The first one is for the first ever Busy Beauties Challenge, and we're supposed to "Think Green".  I made this one using Wish You Luck Randy from The Busy Beauties Boutique.  He's such a cutie!  There are so many great images at BBB, so check them out if you haven't already!!   I colored Randy  with Copics, and the paper is from my scrap stack.  There's a little of this and a little of that, which I tried mixing and matching.  The sketch for the Randy card comes from Card Patterns Sketch #55.  I also think I'll enter this for the red hair technique, in the Copic Blogaversary Celebration.

The second card is one that I made for my nephew and his sweetie for their wedding shower.  I missed the actual shower a couple of weeks ago, because it was a bit too far for me to travel, but my thoughts and well wishes were with them, nonetheless. 

I made this card with one of the wonderful new digital images from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.   Korin is releasing new digis almost daily, so check in often to see what's new!!   This image was a dream to color, and I love the versatility with the sizing of digital stamps.  This card is a long one, and can be mailed in a regular letter size envelope.  I colored the image with Copics, and added some rhinestones to both the image and those cute little acrylic swirls from Bo Bunny, which just happen to match the swirls in the paper.  The gorgeous paper is from K&Co.

Thanks for visiting me today, and I wish you a glorious day filled with happy stamping!

Love Ya,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ye "Lucky" Pot of Gold for the Digital Tuesday Challenge

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!  Are ya feelin' lucky today?  If I could only find MY pot 'o gold, wouldn't THAT be my lucky day?  I'll count participating in the Digital Tuesday Challenge as  luck, because by playing along, participants get the chance to win some free rubber stamps from The Stamping Boutique!!  This image fantastic, and everything celebratory of St. Patrick's Day all culminated into one image!  The shamrocks, rainbow and pot 'o gold, and of course the lucky horseshoe.  This is one of three images that Tracey drew up just for St. Patrick's Day.  Can you tell I had me a bit of fun with this one?  I used some gorgeous glittery green card stock, gold cord for the stitching, and bow treatment,  and some fabulous patterned paper from DCWV for the background.  The image was colored with Copic markers, and the sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  There are a couple of little gold rhinestones on each side of the sentiment, and I punched the labels for the sentiment with my SU punches. 

That pretty much does it for this post.  Be sure to check out The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful lucky creations from the rest of the design team, and don't forget to play along with the Digital Tuesday Challenge for your chance to win those free stamps!

Thanks for visiting today, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Recipe Challenge Monday - Irish Favorites

Hello, and happy Monday!  It's recipe challenge time again, and this week, The Recipe Challenge Blog Design Team is sharing some of our favorite Irish recipes, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Now I have to admit that I didn't realize that lemon curd, one of my all time favorite condiments for my delicious scones was, or could be specifically Irish, but in researching it, I found that it is.  Oh, how  I do love my hot tea.  Another favorite of mine, which goes along with tea is of course scones.  Buttermilk scones slathered with the thick, tart, and oh, so yummy lemon curd!  Ahhhhhh... it just doesn't get any better!!  YUMMO!!  If I'm completely honest, I'll let you know that I usually buy jars of imported lemon curd at Shady Gables (my favorite tea room), but when I purchased a cookbook from Shady Gables, I discovered this recipe for lemon curd.  Now when I run out of my store bought treat, I can whip up a batch from scratch. 

For this recipe card, I used yellow card stock to go along with the whole lemon color scheme, but I wanted to work in some green to tie it in with our St. Patrick's Day theme.  This delicious DP comes from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush line, and can be found at The Scrapbook Store At Your Door.  I used my Tart and Tangy stamp set from Stampin' Up! to stamp the lemons, and I punched some of them out with my circle punch to pop up for the border across the top.  A few dew drop embellishments down the side, and that wound it up for this challenge.  Be sure to check out the Recipe Challenge Blog to see what the rest of our amazing ladies are cookin' up for you this week!

Thanks for stopping by, and may our gracious Lord bless and keep you today and always!

Love ya,

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recipe Challenge

Good day to you!  Is it Thursday already?  Where on earth has this week gone?!?  I have my card for The Recipe Challenge Blog to share with you today.  The challenge this week is a Shower Me Challenge.  We are to share a recipe which would work for a wedding or baby shower. 

Strawberries are one of my favorite spring/summer treats, and when you stuff them with a sweet cream cheese mixture, it just doesn't get any better!!  This is a fast, easy, and very pretty presentation of those big beautiful and yummy strawberries that I love. 

For this card, the patterend paper, stamped image, and pearls all came from The Scrapbook Store At Your Door, and the image was colored with my Copic markers, which can also be found there.  I am a member of Julie's marker club, and every month I get a few more markers for my collection.  This allows me to add a few at a time, in the colors I choose, and has been a wonderful way for me to start working with Copics.  Julie is such a sweetheart!  She keeps track of what colors I have, so I don't get doubles!!  How cool is that!?!! 

This is a quickie post today!  I have LOTS of card making to do, so I'd better get busy!  Have a beautiful day, and happy stamping!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love ya,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #24... Ahhhh Spring!

It's Peachy Keen Challenge Day!  Can you tell I'm a little more than excited about Spring?  It's been a long,
long, winter, and the warmer temperatures, and snow finally melting has me ready to jump for joy, just like this little bunny!!

I colored this adorable Crunchin' Carrot Bunny image from Peachy Keen Stamps with Copic markers.  I trimmed around his foot, before I cut the image with my circle nesties, to leave his foot outside of the circle.  The card stock on this card is all from Stampin' Up!, and I'm not sure to whom the credit for the DP should go, because it was a find from my LSS, and it was unmarked.  I added some rhinestones, and a piece of certainly celery twill ribbon for embellishments.  The sentiment comes from the PK-259 Shower Peepers set.  That pretty much wraps it up for this card.  Please be sure to stop by the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see what Nikki, Emma, Viv, Sonia, Janice, and Jacqui have created for this awesome sketch challenge.

As always, you have two weeks to play along with our challenge, and with that comes a chance to win a fabulous prize.   I look forward to seeing YOUR amazing work of art!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kit Cat Challenge

Hello, and happy Sunday!  I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.  It's been a day full of card making for me, and that's always good!!

Today I have two cards to share that I put together for our monthly Kit Cat Challenge.  This card kit came from our sweet friend Kelly, and oh, did she ever send some amazing play things!!  First off, we have this beautiful stamp, which was designed by Japenese Artist Tanabe Zigen and this particular stamp is from the Kodomo Digen Collection.  The style of this particular product is inspired by the art of Yoko Ganaha.  Her style combines American country as well as traditional Japanese influences and it represents the merging of the artistry of Japanese, Chinese, and American Styles.  Now, on to this lucious paper.  Oh my!!  Kelly took the plunge and sent us three pieces of this gorgeous Japanese paper.  This Washi paper from Japan isn't made the way paper is here in the USA.  In Japan, it's made from the Gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or paper mulberry.  If that's not available, then they use, wheat, rice, hemp, or bamboo.   Also included in our kits this month are the beautiful Japanese charms with the "Good Luck" inscription, some Mizuhiki paper cord, and some beautiful Prima flowers.  Kelly's recipe for us was to use at least 2-3 sheets of the washi paper, some of the flowers, and add the charm with the cord. 

When I sat down to cut the card for this challenge, I decided to make the biggest square card I could, so as not to waste one scrap of this gorgeous paper.  I colored the image with my Copics, and I colored the morning glories in lavender to accentuate the lavender flowers in the paper.  I did add some antique copper brads from Making Memories for the centers of the flowers, because I thought they went so well with the lovely charm. 

Now, on to the second card.  I just couldn't help myself.  The other two sheets of paper are so beautiful, I just couldn't resist more coloring and playing.  This paper has a metallic gold and platinum shimmer to it, and is just stunning IRL!!  I colored the entire image with the exception of the water with my Spica glitter pens.  A very different way of coloring for me, but I did manage to work in a little shading using them, which I wasn't sure could be done.  I had to add some rhinestone swirls, because you just can't have too much sparkle on a card, KWIM?  LOL!!  It's a little difficult to see the shimmer of the glitter pens in the photo, but believe me.  It's there, and is it ever stunning!! 

Now, it's time for you to check out the blogs of the rest of the Kit Cats.  Kelly, Michelle, Jeanette, Susan, and Catherine all have some amazing works of art to share with you!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  May you have a day filled with blessings!  Happy Stamping!!

Love ya,

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oh Baby...

Good morning!  Well the weekend is here once again!!  Woohoo!  I'm attending a stamping event today, but I wanted to share a quick post before I take off.  I played along once again with the Sweet -n Sassy Digi Day at SNR Card Universe.  This week the challenge is to use pink and yellow for your card or project. 

Oh my!  Were there ever some wonderful samples shared by SNSS enthusiasts, DT, and friends this week.  Check out the Sweet -n Sassy group page to play along.  You have unil Monday to enter your creation to earn a free digital stamp.   Easy peasy, and fun, fun, fun!!

For my card, I used one of Leah's new baby digis.  I think it's the sweetest image, and I tried to use a variety of baby colors so I could use this for either a boy, or girl card.  I colored this image with my new favorite medium, which of course is my Copic markers.  The card stock comes from Stampin' Up!, and the designer paper is from Bo Bunny, and K&Co.  That wonderful wide grosgrain ribbon is another great find from Stampin' Up!.  

Be sure to stop by the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps store to see all the wonderful new additons to the digi line.  Korin is adding new images all the time, and there is something wonderful for any occasion you.  Also, don't forget that today is the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge sponsored by Sweet -n Sassy stamps.  If you're needing a great sketch for inspiration, you can't go wrong there, and the Sugar Babies samples will knock your socks off!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  It's always great to have you!!  I appreciate your kind comments and support, and I wish you a beautiful weekend filled with things you love!!   Happy stamping, and God Bless!!

Love ya,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Little Hands Do Crafts

Good morning!  Today I have a challenge to share with you that I think is just awesome!  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the Little Hands Do Crafts Challenge Blog this week, and the host for this wonderful challenge is a young crafter by the name of Morgan.  This challenge blog is for crafty kids to play along and share their creative talent.   If you have little ones who love to craft, then I know Morgan would love to have them play along, and if you don't have little crafters in your home, please just stop by the Little Hands Do Crafts Blog, and let Morgan know you support his creative effort.  
This is the card that I made for the LHDC challenge this week.  The image is Race Car AJ from The Stamping Boutique, and was colored with Copics.  I used some designer paper from Bo Bunny, and DCWV for this card, and the only embellishments are the checkered ribbon, and a button that I thought looked suspiciously like a tire. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I wish you a blessed day filled with happy stamping!

Love ya,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Recipe Challenge & A Card For Men

Hello!  I'm so glad you could stop by, becaue I have a couple of projects to share that I've been working on for the past few days.  Well, these, and a few card and card kit swaps!!  I've been swamped with swaps!!  LOL!!!  Anywho, I did get to play along with my regular Recipe Challenge Blog challenge, along with the card below, which I made for the Cards For Men Challenge Blog.

I used the amazing cupcake paper from Scrapbook Store at Your Door for this 6x6 recipe card, and the cupcake brad that matches is another great find from there.  Julie can hook you up with all your recipe card needs in one stop.  You really should check it out!!!  I hand cut the title and layer, and popped it up on foam dots.  To finish this page off, I made the bow out of some pretty polka dotted organza ribbon, and used the cupcake brad to secure it.  This was a fast and easy page, and those cupcakes are delicious!!  My DH's family has made these for as long as I can remember, and they're always a hit!!!  Be sure to head on over to The Recipe Challenge Blog, and check out what the girls have for you to cook up.  Oh, my are there some yummy treats there for both your creative, and culinary inspiration. 

My froggy card is made for the Cards For Men Challenge Blog this week, where we are challenged to do a little paper piecing.  This adorable Pocket Patootie frog is a digi purchase from The Stamping Boutique, who also happens to be sponsoring the Cards For Men Challenge this week.  I did my paper piecing on the pocket, and the patches for the pocket.  He was colored with my Copic markers,  and the image was cut with my nestie dies.  The card stock and DP all come from Stampin' Up!, as does the sentiment, and while you can't tell it so much from the photo, I used some twine in place of ribbon for a more masculine touch.   For some reason, I had a really hard time getting the colors to come out right in this photo, and  the twine is really hard to see.  I guess I had a little too much light for photographing today.  LOL!!!  Those are words you haven't heard from me for a while.  The sun has been very elusive for us all winter, and it's so good to see it again, so I'm NOT going to complain one bit!!  We can live with a few bright photos just fine!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you find some time to play along with these challenges this week.  I enjoy the challenges so much, and I know you will too!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,