Sunday, May 31, 2009

HURRY - blog candy

May 31-June 1

ALSO at:

And get ready, Scraps 4 Fun is getting ready to have a Big Blog Candy in June! Sonia says it will be AWESOME, but won't post the picture just yet, as she's still gathering things in!

TSG08 - Challenge for this week

I believe I have complied with the rules for this challenge. I've used blues in the background papers and a different shade of blue for the fish, and black/white ribbon. My stepdad loves to fish, so he'll enjoy this card I think.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Sketch Saturday #53 challenge entry

Well, I've been trying to get to some of the challenges that I've enjoyed and make an entry for myself. Today's is for Sketch Saturday. They have some blog candy up for grabs as this is their Birthday! Check them out.

I wish I'd done a couple different things, but this is what I did, so here it is!
I believe this works for the Simon Says "Animals" challenge this week too!
So far I make these challenges when I really do have a card needed for something, and this is no different. I have a girlfriend's birthday coming up, and she likes gardening, so I thought this would work nicely for her.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Whimsy Stamps is pleased to announce the release of 3 new Whimsy Animals stamps and 2 new Whimsy Kids stamps! We now have Whimsy Giraffe, Lion, and Monkey along with Connor on Bike and Princess Emma. As part of the sneak peek week, visit Debbie and Claire to see what they have done with the 2 new Whimsy Kids stamps! And for peeks at more design team samples using these new stamps, visit our Inspirations Gallery!
In honor of our new release, I'm offering 2 blog candy chances for those of you who help me spread the word for our new release! Please post our release info on your blog and link to our site at। Drawing Monday 8 am June 1st!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

More candy

Saturday June 6, announced on 7th
To celebrate over 100,000 hits and the opening of her Etzy store, Zoe is having some blog candy up for grabs.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2 in 1 Challenges - Digiments - DIGI2, and 365 Cards

This card also works for the 365 Cards Challenge of Two Colors, of which I used greens and gold (black and white are allowed too)!
They are going to have 3 winners for that challenge!
I think I'm getting the hang of this! And it's fun! I downloaded the Happy Birthday Irish Blessing freebie sentiment from Digiments and here is what I came up with for this challenge. It's a birthday card for a favorite nun who just loves to golf. I think she'll really enjoy this card. And I'd love it if I could win their entire release for next month! What a prize! Can you say Digital is the Way to Go?!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Another challenge for me...

Well, here I go again. I made a challenge card for the Little Paper Shop Challenge LPSC17 posted today using as close as I could to the color challenge of Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, and Perfect Plum. I have a friend who has a birthday coming up soon, and I hope she'll like this card. I'd love to win the Flower Frenzy stamp set that's up for grabs with this one!

Another Challenge Card attempt

Challenge for Simon Says submitted on 5-26-09. This was a sketch challenge by Iris.

My Stamp Something Challenge entry

Well, the Friday, May 22nd challenge was using the sketch by Emily,and I thought I read to include Chocolate (maybe that's cause I was hungry?) and this so is my entry. I am dating myself for those of you who can recognize the sentiment (well, almost the same sentiment!) But it was the first thing that popped into my head as I read the challenge! Anyway, I like how it turned out, and my husband laughed when he saw it (he's older than me, so he recognized the sentiment!).

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Hey, Great Blog Candy Opportunity

Through the end of May, check out: Dottie's World re-launch to celebrate our first birthday and to mark the beginning of an exciting new phase.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

June 6 - Dustin Pike Blog Candy

I am excited about this Blog Candy!!

Dustin Pike (a fav) is having his First Blog Candy and there is a catch! But it's great. You must send you project (card or whatever) to an individual from a particular site he's chosen for this one. Then post it on your blog and let him know. Ends June 6, so there's plenty of time to do it. Since you all know I love getting cards (see my candy listed above and JOIN IN), I'm all for this! Here's what I created using one of Dustin's freebies (I love this little dragon!).

Digital Tues Challenge #7 Tag

Well, I'm making attempts to get on board with some challenges, and this one pushed me.
I'm still learning so much by hopping around to all the wonderful blogs out there, but thought I'd give this one a try. I'm sure my friend will like it, but I now see a few more things I could have done better/more/something!
Oh well, you can't improve if you don't make attempts can you? I used the Martha Stewart punches for the edges where the tags are placed. And the paper was part of a Blog Candy Win back in January.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

candy - must check it out Today!

May 19 - Lorelie has some extra nice candy up for grabs here, celebrating her blosaversary! While there, go back through and check out some of the fantastic work!

Monday, May 18, 2009

My new cards, and they work for The Simon Says Challenge this week too!

Well, here are a couple new cards from me. One is my nephew's Purdue graduation card. He's on his way to a new career in Galveston Texas.
I think he really liked the card, and he knew I worked hard to make it look like a graduation cap!
The next card is my brother-in-law's birthday card. I wanted to play up the cutesy BearKnight from Dustin Pike. Randy will love it I'm sure. The inside has a big package and I punched out a ton of balloons and attached them as if they were popping out of the package!
I believe both of these work for the Simon Says One For the Boys Challenge this week that ends on the 20th, so I'm going to submit them both!

Digiments challenge entry

I downloaded the Digiments DIGI1 file and created this card for a friend. The file was easy to work with, and I hope my friend enjoys the sentiment!

new site and more candy

There is a new site I'm excited about. It's called The Next Level and even us beginners can get enthused by what they are proposing. They want to become a source of information, hints and tips, tutorials, downloads and much more, so I'm really excited. Check them out here Their launch date is June 1st, but go early and sign up to follow and you may get a chance for some lovely candy.

Blog Candy Closes on May 24!

More Yummy candy can be found here until May 25

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am unsure of the closing date, I think maybe May 25th - but check out this site You need to share a favorite childhood memory and get to maybe win some Whiff of Joy stamps, plus the possibility of your memory becoming a stamp!

Some wonderful candy because her daughter Taelyn is honored.
Check out the nice YUMMY stuff she has up for grabs by May 31st

Go check out the lovely Wedding Altered Tin at this site, and then get some candy while there too.
May 22

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Entry into Fun-Frilled Challenge

This is my entry into the Fun-Frilled Challenge this week. The challenge was making a "friend" card, and this is a very simple one I'm sending to a friend. The prize up for grabs is a VERVE stamp set, and I'd love to win some of those! Contest ends Sunday, May 17, so you still have a little time.
This card also works for the day 74 of 365 Cards - handwritten sentiment.

Some new blog candy found here:

May 14
A new blogger looking for some followers and site info. Check it out.

May 18 and announce on 19th

May 21

May 23

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Release and Candy

There is a new release and candy availale at 3 Bags of candy are up for this month, but if you don't win, you stay in for a chance at the end of the year too! Check it out.

Some of my recent cards

The first is using my new Lizzie Anne Designs Stamps called Little Bits Garden Inspirations! The second card is using a stamped image of some Hollyhocks given to me and the last one is using a freebie digi stamp by Dustin Pike!

I just learned a little bit ago tonight that I also just won the Carl the Cupcake stamp set from the Stamps and Smiles Cuppy Blog Hop this weekend! So I should have some more new cards coming up soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First snail mailed card arrived today....

for entry into my blog candy.
I have received my first snail mailed card today for entry into my blog candy.
I've had many requests for my address, but Tracy Durcan wins an extra prize just for being the very first to complete it all!

Hope you are interesting in winning my candy, and who knows, I may choose someone else mid-way through to win another prize. Or many more people if the numbers grow large enough!

Get any type card in the mail soon! Check the first post to find out more info and the closing date!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One of my cards...

and also a blog candy entry!

Here's a card I made for a blog candy entry at: Which runs through May 30

Saturday, May 2, 2009

WOW! I Won! I Won!

I just found out I won some blog candy from Alison at Simply Stamped by an Angel!
Edited* Here is what the lucky winner will get: A pad of Country Cottage Designer paper retired from TAC, glitter, 2 rolls of ribbon, 2 packages of bling, 2 packs of hardware (frame and tabs),pack of Doodle Tags, miscellaneous flowers, 6 single TAC
YUMMY! I can hardly wait for the mailman!

Friday, May 1, 2009

My recent wins!

Sorry my photography doesn't do justice to the wonderful prizes I've recently won. But here they are!
This first one is The Sneak Peek Win from Lizzie Anne Designs on April 21st. I was offered a stamp set of my choice, and I chose the New Garden Inspirations set!! It arrived today.

And this is the Freebie Friday Win at Cards & Gifts Week at Paper Crafters Magazine. It's a K & Company Collection of items and it's huge. I received it a day or so ago.

I'm going to be having some fun with these!!

Some more candy locations!

May 8 at 6 pm
YUMMY candy here! What do you bake?

May 13