Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello Friend!

Happy Saturday to all my crafty friends..
Hope you are enjoying your weekend as I am "CRAFTING", lol!
Short post as I am ready to spend my day with my hubby! 
Today I'm sharing a card that I made with a digi (lLisbeth with Mushroom House) and a stamp from Dandelion (Happy Thoughts of You).  I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, leaf and flowers from a RAK, Martha Stewart border punch, sentiment from Lawn Fawn , papers from First Edition, stickles and gem from Taylored Expression.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's Pixie Dust Studio Blog Hop & New Release!

Happy Friday to all my crafty friends...
Welcome to Pixie Dust Studio blog hop and new release (Compass/Asian Collection).   If you came from Cat's blog you are on the right track. 

If you should get lost here is the line up:
Pixie Dust Studio
Shirl  - that's me!
Pixie Dust Studio - last stop!

Your next stop will be Pixie Lelia!
Please be sure to stop by and leave comments along the way, Grand Prize winner will have (2) PDS images  of their choices.

Here is my card for this new release:  Indiana James

Recipe for my card:
Spectrum Noir and copic markers,
sentiment from Hero Arts, button,
globe image from google, paper from Basic Grey

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Using a Digi
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
I hope you enjoyed the hop as much as we all did!
Thanks for stopping by...
Enjoy your day and weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pixie Travels the Globe & Sneak Peek!

Welcome to another Pixie Dust Challenge, this weeks
challenge is well for the Travel ... that right
we want to see you create anything with a travel theme.
Now we have a wonderful team of Pixie designers
who are here to inspire you. Now make sure you
become a follower of the Pixie Dust Blog
so you can keep up with all the fun new Pixies.
Pack your bags and join in the FUN and Travel with PIXIE!!

Here's my card for this challenge:  Pixie Paris

Recipe for my card:
copic and Spectrum noir makers,
flowers from Wild Orchid, doily, memory box die cut,
stickles, pearls, gems, sentiment from Dorcerala Stamps,
Martha Stewart border punch, papers from First Edition

BTW please check back tomorrow we are having a super blog hop and you even can win (2) digis of your choice.....

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Cute & Girly
The Paper Shelter - Punches & Dies
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampavie - Lots of Flowers
Oozak - 2 papers & embellies

Thanks for taking a peek!  See ya all back here real soon!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Inspired by the USA!

Happy Monday all my crafty friends~
Hope your weekend was enjoyable and you got alot of crafty projects done!  LOL!
Today starts a new challenge ant Forever Friends (Inspired by the USA)!.  Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Here is my card for this challenge:

Recipe for my card:
Forever Friend image
Sentiment: Fire up the grill & enjoy - Dorcerala Stamps
Sentiment - World Greatest Dad - stash
spellbinders die, twine
papers from October Afternoon

Do you need some inspiration ???
Well just take a look at the fabulous cards the lovely Design Team Ladies have created for this challenge...
they are stunning !!!
 Plus... dont forget to feature an animal(s) on your card,
we would love it to be a Forever Friends Bear,
but it doesnt have to be.
 Now its your turn - come on and play along...
we are looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Desmet Designs - For the Men and Boys
House of Gilli - Red/White/Blue
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Independence Day Inspiration
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Red,White & Blue Challenge at Gingerloft!

Happy Sunday all my crafty friends~
First of all our family yard sale went really well on Saturday!  I was so happy to find lots of new homes for my items I had on sale.... I just had a small box of odds/ends and that will be combined with the rest of some few items that didn't sell and that will be donating to a charity organization.   The whole family were so happy it turned out really well they planning for another one in 6 months.....
Any who today starts a new challenge at Gingerloft and the theme for this challenge is Red/White/Blue.  Mind you, your creations does not have to be patriotic as long as you have these colors used on your project.   For this challenge I'm using "HERO MAN" and it's going to someone special in our family for his birthday coming up within the month...  Little boys love playing some type of  super hero and it was just a perfect card for him.  I used Spectrum Noir and memento markers, stickles, laser cut stars from Island Scrapbooking, ribbon, papers (no name on it ) and sentiment from Hero Arts...

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe - Red/White/Blue
House of Gilli- Red/White/Blue
Sassy Cheryl's - Red/White/Blue
Paper Pretties - Red/White/Blue
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Red/White/Blue & ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek~  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hello Friend!

A quick post as I'm prepping for a super huge garage sale that we are having at one of my family member's home on Saturday... I've spent all day ransacking my storage for all those unwanted crafts, household items that I've been hoarding and never used and will be selling them..  Phew, what a big difference it made, no clutter!  What don't sell we are donating it to a charity organization to help the needed families.  
So on to my card here is a digi from Milk Coffee Stamps (Lily with Cat) I used Spectrum Noir, copic and memento markers, ribbon, Martha Stewart Border punch, gems from Taylored Expression, sentiment from Studio G and papers from Pebbles. 

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your weekend~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another celebration card!


Here's another card that I've made to enter Copic Marker Europe 1st Anniversary... If you missed my Wednesday's posting click here and read all the deets on it.... I'm using  a digi from Wee Stamps, she is one cutie pie!  For my card I used only copic markers, stickles, glossy accents, flower from Wild Orchids, papers from My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Summertime Challenge!


Hello all my crafty friends~
Welcome to another new challenge today at Milk Coffee Stamps!  The theme is "SUMMERTIME", and we can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge ~ some ideas are summer colors, summertime image, summertime sentiment or all of the above... For some inspiration hop back over here and check out what the DT members have to offer you....
For my card I'm using (Coco building castle sand in the beach) and you can get her right here.

Recipe for my card:
Background scene - Make It Crafty
stickles, copic and Spectrum Noir makers
Martha Stewart border punch, glossy accents
sentiment from Dorcerala Stamps
Thanks for taking a peek~ hope to see you all at the challenge!

Entering this card in the following challenge:

4 Crafty Chicks - By the sea
Charisma Cardz - Summer
Crop Stop - Lets hear it for the children
Cute Card Thursday - Here comes summer
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Color Inspiration

Pixie Flix Movie Challenge!


Today starts Pixie Dust Studio 1st Pixie Flix Movie Challenge!  And boy did we all have fun working on our creations for this challenge:

Can you guess what movie it's for?  Here are some clues for this weeks challenge:

It begins with a Summer romance and ends with a Graduation.
It is a musical set in the 50's.
The girls LOVE Pink.
The girls have a sleepover.
The boys have a car race.
"Brusha, Brusha, Brusha!"
The title refers to an item found in cars and hair.

Here is my card yada yada blah blah..
Visit the Pixie Blog for the answer to this weeks Pixie Flix!:)

Recipe for my card:

Images: Digi (Soda Pop Girl) & (Lover Boy) from PDS
copic & memento markers, pearls,
Tim Holtz Rosette Die, button, twine,
tickets from stash, pop up dots,
Poodle stamp (Imaginisce), stickles,
gems from Taylored Expression,
papers from Basic Grey (Little black dress)

Don't forget hop back over here for some amazing inspiration and see what those talented DT members have to offer you.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Die Cuts
365 Days - Music
Paper Minutes - Film/Movies
Ruby's Rainbow - Black/White & 1 Color (Using Pink)
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Copic Marker Europe is Celebrating their 1st Anniversary!

My blog candy here!

Hello all my crafty friends~
Today Copic Marker Europe  celebrates their 1st anniversary and they have some great prizes going on! Some of you might be saying I never heard of them, well I've been following them for quite some time now and they have an awesome blog and great tutorials on copic coloring.  To find out more on their celebration hop on here and read all the deets, you are going to be amazed!
For my entry on their birthday celebration I'm using a digi from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary she is one of those amazing talented artists that creates one of a kind images.    I can't tell you no more, you need to stop by and wish Copic Marker Europe a big "Happy 1st Anniversary".    And to tease you a little look what you can win from Copic Marker Europe ~
Here's my card:   I hope this will inspire you all to join in the fun and celebrate with them!

Recipe for my card:
Only copic markers
gems, paper from Kaiser Craft (Lilac Avenue Collection)
sentiment from stash, faux stitching

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

With Sympathy!


Here a CAS card I made for one of my hubby's co-worker's mom that passed away recently.  These are one of those sensitive cards that I find so hard to make but in times of those sudden episodes it's probably a good idea to keep some of them in handy...  It's been a while since I've done one and I know I should be making more just in case!
For this card I used Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders (label seventeen), satin ribbon, Pebbles candy dots and sentiment from Stampendous Clear Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day/evening~

Monday, June 18, 2012

Critter's Sketch Challenge #120!

Today starts a new challenge at Critter's Sketch it's Challenge# 120 and we have a sketch for you:

I CAS my card using this sketch for this challenge:

Recipe for my card:
Image: Sunflower Smiles - Robyn's Fetish
Copic and Spectrum Noir markers
baker's twine, spellbinder die
sentiment from Hero Arts
Here is the sponsor for this challenge:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion. Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 5 digital stamps.

Please stop by at Critter's Sketch for some inspiration from the talented DT member's too.
Hope to see you at the challenge:

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a peek!

You Color My World!


Hello all my crafty friends~
Today I'm sharing a cute digi from the " Pixies Favorite Collection" ( Bucket of Love)  that you can get  from Pixie Dust Studio.   I just love this pup his so adorable to work with.  I used Spectrum Noir, memento and Shinhaw Twin markers, sentiment from stash, Martha Stewart border punch and papers from Pebbles.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Enjoy your day~

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cruising by with a Summertime hi!


Well, I've finally accomplished one card that's been pushed on the side to be finished... I've just got this bad habit that I can't seem to kick off, I will work on so many different projects I either have them half colored up or I'm not satisfied with what papers to use.  So they get toss in my box and then next thing you know it starts to pile up... I know I told you all that I was going to work on my Cricut on Friday well I got distracted with something else so that is on hold maybe  I will see if I can try for Sunday.   Usually Saturday I try not to craft until evening time because that's my hubby's only day off out of the week so he likes to spend quality time with me during the day.  Today we went to put some flowers on my dad's grave it's going to (6) years since his passing at the end of this month.  Then we did some shopping, had lunch at our local restaurant (Don's Grill) my fav Chef's Salad or Warm Spinach Salad. 

Anywho on to my card, I was excited when I saw that SOG had a tropical digi image so when I saw (Tropical Mae) I knew I had to get her right away.  I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, papers from Graphic 45, paper flowers from a R.A.K, and sentiment from Docerela Stamps (Summertime) that I won couple months ago.    Oh, and check out her toes I'm not sure if you can notice it but I had her nails painted red.  LOL!  I'm a flip flop person and my toes are French tip!  Love my pedicures every month!

Thanks for taking a peek~

Friday, June 15, 2012

What Shall I Do!

My blog candy here!

Happy Friday to all my crafty friends~
Wow weekend is here again, and I'm sure a lot of you will be spending time with your families over the weekend for Father's Day.   Keep safe and enjoy those special moments!
I  have my last card  to share with you all from "Feed the Birds" collection, (What Shall I Do).. I just love cats and this one was pretty special to color, although my cat has black spots on him. LOL!  Any who I used Shinhan twin and memento markers, swiss dot buttons, twine, sentiment from Kaiser Craft, spellbinders die and papers from Prima Marketing..

Entering this card in the following challenges:

ATC and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Stamping With the Dragon - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a peek~
Today is playing with my Cricut and working on those unfinished projects.
Be back later!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's Release Day at Pixie Dust Studio!

Enter my blog candy here!

Here is the new release that you all have been waiting for! 

Ain't this new collection stinking cute or what!   Kathy (Pixie Dust Studio) is so amazing with her images.   They are also available now in the studio, so if you want to play along in the challenge go grab your favorite or maybe the whole set and come play with the Pixies!  And while you there please check out what great inspirations the Pixies have put together.  For my take on this challenge I'm using
(Feed the Birds) I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, pearls, sentiment from Hero Arts and papers from Doodlebug.   Hope my card  inspires you to come join us!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes
Stampavie and more - Something with Wings
Freshly Brewed  - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Summer Inspiration
Southern Girls - Things with Wings

Thanks for hopping over and taking a peek!
Enjoy your day/evening~

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day Two of Sneak Peeks!

My blog candy here!

Today I'm sharing another new image that will be available on release day tomorrow at Pixie Dust Studio.   For my card (Patchwork Owl) I used Spectrum Noir, copic and memento markers,stickles, cuttle bug embossing, faux stitching, papers (Lilac Avenue Collection) and sentiment from Kaiser Craft.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes!
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes!
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes!
Stampavie and More - Something with Wings

Hope you are enjoying the new collection so far!
Hop back later for another peek soon!
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's Time to Feed the Birds!


No, I'm kidding.. LOL!  But it's a sneak peek at Pixie Dust Studio ( Kathy) has some adorable new digis that will be available in the studio this Thursday.  This new release is called Feeding the Birds - how cute is this theme or what!  And because I love my birds this was so much fun to work with.    Today I'm sharing "Bird on a Wire" I used copic and memento markers, gems from Taylored Expressions, I sponge the back ground to give it some cloud effects, added some buttons and the sentiment from Kaiser Craft.

Thanks for taking a peek ~ come back later and check out more cute images from this collection..
Enjoy your  day/evening!

It's Time for Some Candy!

Hello my crafty friends~
I have some blog candy that I will be giving away, maybe to one or two or maybe three lucky winners.  This will be depending on how many commenter's I get to divide  them up.  I will run my candy until the ending of the month June 30th, I will announce the winner '(s) on July 1st.   Just a small little rule in order to win you will have to be a follower. 
NOTE:  OPEN TO U.S. residents only ( due to Postal issues)!
All cartridges are brand new!  I've been cleaning up my storage
boxes and have so much unused items that I've been hoarding..

Monday, June 11, 2012

Forever Friends DT Card!

Happy Monday everyone!
I'm so excited today is my first post as a DT member at Forever Friends. Our challenge this Fortnightly challenge is "ANYTHING GOES". Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. Hop back over here and check out some amazing inspiration from the DT members.

Here is my take on this challenge:

Recipe for my card:
Papers from Pebbles, stickles, Spectrum Noir and Shinhan Twin Markers,
Martha Stewart border punch, brads, spellbinders die, fun ticket from stash,
Sandylion stickers

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Craft you Passion  - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Things with wings

Thanks for taking a peek~
Enjoy your day/evening!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thank You Card for Someone Special!

2nd posting!
Here's a thank you card I made for a very special friend!  And it was only so perfect too I  got some PK stamps that I ordered and they arrived a couple of days ago... This weekend I finally being playing with my Cricut and trying out those cute PK faces on some of the characters..... The poodle was the only one I completed so this is what I will be sending out to my dear friend.... The others I have them all cut up but still have to put them together... So I will get them posted in between my other cards that I'm working on....

Recipe for my card:
Create a Critter - (Poodle) cut at 3"
Rhinestones by Taylored Expressions
Ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch
Papers - American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!

It's a Vintage Challenge at Gingerloft!

Today starts a new challenge at Gingerloft.. Think of the theme  however you vision it.  For this challenge I'm using (sunflower collage).    I also used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, gems from (Taylored Expressions), butterfly charm (Wild Orchids) sentiment from Kaiser Craft, paper from K & Co.(Nature Mat Pad).  Hop back over and check out what those amazing DT member's have created for this challenge too.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Inspired by Butterflies
Quirky Crafts - Up Up and Away
The Hybrid Chick - CAS
Sweet n Sassy - Back to Nature

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Note Cards!

Happy Friday to all my crafty friends~
Today I just have a quick post to share with you all.  I just made these 3 x 3 note cards for a friend that wanted to give someone as a thank you gift.  So I made a set of (8) note cards (8) envelopes.  They are simple and easy to do and they are so versatile especially when you are in need of a card for a quick gift, etc.  For this set I used Kaiser Craft paper pad (Lilac Avenue Collection), spellbinders lacey & labels one, sentiments from Hero Arts and Inkadinkado and pop up dots.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your day~

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's a Patterned Paper Challenge Going on!

Today starts another challenge at Pixie Dust Studio and it's patterned paper!  The challenge is using (3) or more patterned papers on your card..  Need some inspiration hop back over and see what the amazing DT members have created for this challenge..
Here is my take on my challenge:

Recipe for my card:
Digi - Pixie Dust Studio (Pixie Poppins)
Papers - Kaiser Craft - Chapter One
paper roses - Wild Orchid
leaves - Island Scrapbooking
gems- Taylored Expressions
Spectrum Noir and copic markers

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Many Layers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - For the Girls

Thanks for taking a peek - and hope to see you at the challenge!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Embossing Challenge Going on At Milk Coffee Stamp!

Today starts another new challenge at Milk Coffee Stamps - "EMBOSSING"  it can be either wet or dry  or both..  You have two weeks to play along!  For my take on this challenge I'm using (Alicia Win A Gold Medal) and you can get her here...Hop back over and check what the rest of the amazing DT members have created for this challenge...

Recipe for my card:
Digi - Milk Coffee Stamps
copic and Spectrum Noir markers
stickles, liquid pearls, ribbbon
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinder label ten

Entering this card in the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly  - Cute as a button!
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - For the Girls

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Poly Craft Designs Has A Linky Party Going On!

Hello all your crafty fans as you may know by now Paula ( Poly Craft Designs) will be shutting her shop on June 8th and you still can get a bunch of her digis at a super great price.   Paula also has a linky party going on if you would like to join and share your card from her digi shop.  Their is no prizes involve just pure fun... You can read all the deets here
So here is my favorite card that I'm linking up for the party!

Best of luck Paula~  We are going to miss you!

Critter Sketch DT Card - Odd Recipe!

Happy Monday everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at Critter Sketch and also introducing my first DT card too.  I was so excited to get my first card posted today.. LOL!  Our new challenge is Odd Recipe - 1 Ribbon, 3 Buttons, 5 Brads or Eyelets. We are being sponsored by the Fab:

Here is my take on this challenge:

Recipe for my card:

Image: Shells 4 Sale -Robin Fetish
Back ground scene: Tropical Beach - Make It Crafty
Spectrum Noir & Copic Markers
Buttons (3), Brads (5), (1) ribbon
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Stickles and Sandylion Sticker Design
Don't forget to hop back over and check out what the amazing DT member's have created for this challenge too!  

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer
House of Gilli - Vibrant Colors/ Summer Challenge
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy - Summer Colors

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your day~

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Just Saying Hello!

Hello my crafty friends~
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend!  For me it was a fun filled Saturday, it's my hubby's only day off out of the week.  The poor guy works (6) days a week, so on Saturday is play day for us.. We spent the morning cleaning up and tossing out trash and  garbage, did some errands in town and had lunch at Subway's (my fav).   Then in the afternoon it's back into my craft room, caught up with a bunch of upcoming projects for my DT's but they can't be revealed until my scheduled dates.....(Fun, fun, fun)!
But today I have a cute card to share, and this digi and sentiment is a freebie right now that Birdie Brown is offering to you all.. Torico (owner/illustrator) has some cute images going on at her etsy shop.  She also has a little challenge going using this "retro phone" so if you want to grab it you can also play along.   You have now until June 30th 11:59 pm EST to get your project(s) linked up....
So here is my CAS card using "retro phone" oh btw she has two styles to choose from or maybe you want both of then. LOL!

Recipe for my card:
Digi / Sentiment - Freebie (BirdieBrown)
Gems, memory box die, papers from American crafts

Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thanks for Making My Day!

Here's a card that I had made earlier and this was part of the Pixie Dust Studio Fav Things Collection ( Rainy Day Pixie).   I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, diamond glaze, stickles, spellbinder die, gems and papers from Imaginisce.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your weekend~

More Exciting News!

Brace yourself, I've got more exciting news I was also chosen to be a DT member for Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.  We knew few days ago but also couldn't say anything until today.... Gee what a Happy Happy Friday it is for me.... I'm so very excited to be on this DT as well.  I've been crafting like crazy and my first card will be on June 4 th.  So you will have to stop by on Monday and check it out!

Some Happy News To Share!

Happy Friday ~
Just a quick shout to share some happy news to  everyone that I was selected as a DT member for Forever Friends Challenge Blog.   We were told a few days ago but we had to wait until today to have it announced.  In the meantime I was doing the happy dance and working on my first card which will be on the blog June 11th!   I"m on the Fortnightly DT!  Woo Hoo! 

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