Saturday, July 31, 2010

TLC challenge today...

I'm playing along with TLC Today! Love their freebies! So generous.
Go check them out, if you haven't already. I chose not to use the sentiment with this one, as I don't have a place for it yet, and I may come up with something else - depending on who I send it to.
Love the glitter on the pearl! And I just realized that I'm not a good photographer (actually, I knew that already!) but I didn't realize that the background blends into the brown on the bottom of the card - hummmmm, oh well, I must get working on that stupid light box I'm trying to make.
Have fun!

SSDS - Clean and Simple

This is my favorite kind of card!
So easy and simple, you can do it in a flash and sometimes that's most helpful! I've had many times I need a card lickety split and this does the job, at least for me.
All the DT member have fantastic projects for you this time around (course, they always do actually - but they love being told it - so what the heck!!).
Please come join us for this challenge and you have a chance at winning some goodies (see below photo) from CraftBrulee (God, I love that name!).

Friday, July 30, 2010

DT callout for new Challenge Blog

Crafty Emma is going to start a Challenge Blog, and is having a DT callout right now - limited time. Must respond by August 8. She's hoping to add 6, but there are already 60! Here's are the simple rules: 1 - Create a project every two weeks, post on your blog to promote the challenge and also my store; 2 - Comment on challenge entries on a rota basis; 3 - Take your turn to set the theme and write up the challenge post; 4 - Have fun!!

New challeng blog starting...

Here are the cute little stamps you could win if you are lucky on September 7 when the new Challenge Blog opens called Top Tip Tuesday!

EpiphanyArt-Stamping Boutique

OK,Tracey put out a challenge, and I'm up for it. Plus, I could win 5 new images, and that's something that appeals to me!!

She wanted us to use the new freebie from PCP Stamping Boutique and make a card and post it in two other places besides the PCP Stamping Boutique. So here on my blog is one, and I'll put this on Splitcoaststampers too.

I love this cute little image, and so it really wasn't a challenge or anything, just a kind of dare.... Hope my name is drawn on August 5.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another challenge - Cute Card Thursday 123

Here's my entry into the
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 123 - texting crazy
! I have someone in mind for this card - and he's not that great a handyman, but he does try! So I think this fits!
You were allowed to use a small image, but texting was to be the focus, and I think I accomplished that nicely with this clean and simple card!
Go check it out! I've seen some lovely things being posted.

A card for a challenge...

Here's a little card I made for
The Stamping Boutique
challenge this month.

I love this little Beetle!
I consider this card finished, but I probably will put a stamped message like Happy Birthday or just hello or something when I actually send it to someone.
I used to see one just this color of bright pink around town a long time ago. Wonder what happened to it? Maybe the driver got one of the New Ones!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

YUMMY candy

I want to win this, so you don't have to check it out - well, you can check it, but don't sign up! Let's make a deal, if you win, we'll split it! ha ha

Some extremely good candy offered for a first year Blogaversary at BEADZ .

I'd really love to win this, she is so very generous, I believe it's ove $200 worth of items! This would be nice even if it was split up!!

This runs through Aug 21st.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New challenge site

New Challenge called Let's Ink It Up
is seeking 100 followers for their initial challenge.
Sign up by September 4 and you could win this prize.
This new challenge will begin on September 5.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

OH, I can now tell what's going on!

Hey everyone. I'm so excited.

I was just selected to join 2 Cute Rubber Stamps as a DT member! What fun!

These are gorgeous stamps (I LOVE the impish little critters!). I will be submitting my examples from their wonderful images on Saturdays starting August 7th! I've already started working on getting some ready in advance - that's why I did the one earlier today! But you'll have to come back to check them out either here on my blog, or on the blog at 2 Cute Rubber or both!

Ohhh, there's something brewing...

OK, that's all I can say: I have a secret!

New stamps coming...

Do you recognize this image? It's Victoria Case - and she has some new stamps coming out! YEA.

It is time for a new victoria case for SCACD stamp release, July 30th!! Can't wait.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SSDS Challenge today!

Hi everyone. Well, it's another
SSDS Challenge
day today.
We have a friend who is adopting a baby (within a few weeks) so I thought I'd be smart and make this card ahead of time!
I'm assuming some of the co-workers will have a baby shower for her ahead of the arrival, but we'll see. I'm prepared!
Go check out all the other DT blogs (they are listed on the left) and see what lovely projects they have prepared, and then join in. You know you'd love to win some Meljen images, wouldn't you? Well, here's your chance!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Sketch #59

Here's my card for Sweet Sketch #59 Wednesday . It's a cute sketch, and I had this sentiment ready for something, and it fit perfectly! How often does that happen?

The crocheted flower is some of my blog candy I received from HOLLY!
I love it. I need to find out if she sells those!

The sentiment is from Squigglefly. The paper is from Nana's Nursery Set actually.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SSDS Challenge has returned...

Meljen is our sponsor this week, and she always has such great images (with lots of freebies too!) The challenge is to use Animals! I love this little donkey which was designed especially for Michelle.

I chose to use an expletive to describe him, but it's because of who I am sending this card to.
I try to always make cards that I'll actually be using, not just simply one for the challenge, so sometimes the sentiment is a little strange.

This was fun to color, as are most of Meljen's Designs. If you have not ever checked them out, you should go there now. And, then come and join in with us and you'll get a chance to win some more images!! What could be better than that! (OK, blog candy may be a little better, but this is fun - so join in).

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Starting August 2

New Challenge Blog coming called Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Check them out. There is a DT call too, open til 7-27. They are offering some yummy candy too until Aug 1st.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some yummy new candy/images

Now, aren't these cute?! I think so. You have to go check out the chance to win them at Crafter's Companions
News and Inspiration Blog.

This awesome collection is a bit different from previous releases and features some of the cutest characters and wonderful sentiments that will appeal to anyone, with lots of little extras.

Starting on July 13 their design team will be showing sneak peeks on their blogs. Check it out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sassy Studio Designs image

Well, I have to confess. A former classmate of mine recently sent me this sentiment on a day that I really needed something extra!
And I just knew I had to make this card using this cute freebie from Sassy Studio Designs. I really like this image, but hadn't had a specific idea to use it much, but this just seemed to fit!
My husband laughed when he read the card, and he's the kind who doesn't make many comments, except to say, "that's nice."
Sorry the text is small, I had initially wanted to put the "rest of the story" on the inside, but decided to keep it out front - for the particular person I'm sending it to! (you can click on the photo and it increases in size).
Hope you have a great day!! Laugh a little - there's always something out there to get you going!

Pollycraft requests to see freebie use

Pollycraft has asked for those who use their freebies to post them, and I'm one of those users!

I love their images, and they've been very generous with freebies (although I guess I certainly haven't gotten them all from what the blog states! - dang it!)

Anyway, I wanted to be sure to get at least one of mine posted.

So come on, did you ever grab one - get busy and use it (I do think it has to be a new use) but if you want to keep the freebies coming, we need to show them off!! I know you must have grabbed at least one sometime. Find it and get something made and posted!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shirley's 2 Girls challenge #64 TNT

Here's my entry.

Starting this month, the 2nd Thursday of the month will be S2G-TNT CONTEST WEEK
The contest challenge week The TWIST will always include~a SKETCH!
~just follow the sketch (watch each week for what "other" twists we might add!) and it runs through Wed., July 14th.

You don't have to have their images to play, but they are on my wish list - so maybe I'll win some!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Meljen's #15 challenge

Here's my card for Challenge #15 -
Circles Galore at Meljen's Designs.
I love these two images, and I found some fantastic circles paper from Nana's Kids with Glitter! How fitting! The circles on the paper are raised (sorry I don't do photos well!) so I just cut the images to fit a couple of the highest circles. So textural and cute.
Oh, and Meljen is an upcoming sponsor of SSDS Challenge too.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Aud Sentiment Challenge #6

Here's my entry into Challenge 6 of Aud Sentiment.
I have to confess, this felt very strange to me. No sentiment!! was the challenge this time around.
And I almost always do a sentiment. In fact, a lot of times that is my starting point.
But.... I think I still conveyed the idea thanks to this lovely image, and some Glossy Accents!!
Thirsty anyone?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Card for Bella!

Here's my card for the Scrap, Stamp and Be Merry Bella Challenge.
Go check it out if you haven't heard about this amazing little girl. Such a great reason to send a card!
The prize is fantastic, but there are so many people who are joining in - I just wanted to be a part of that bunch!
I think the deadline is July 13, with posting of the winner on the 20th. So get busy - you still have time to get your card done and mailed!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sassy Studio Design Challenge entry

Here's an entry into the " Sassy Studio Designs Thursday Challenge which is to use something inspired by a wedding. I think this bubbly stuff fits that category.

I'd love to win the stamps prize! I don't have too many of these images, but they are gorgeous!

You have until Wednesday to enter, so go ahead, I can stand the competition!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge returns

Here's my card for the return of the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge. It is a "shape card" without a square or rectangle.

Well, the card is shaped like a house although there is a square inside it. But I had the sentiment needed for a card, and this is what I came up with! I think some of these soldiers returning won't care there is a square inside!

I also have to cheat a little and post my card tonight instead of waiting til tomorrow, as that's my birthday and I have to keep the day free for spontaneous things to happen!!

Actually I got to spend the day with my hubby today as they've asked him to work on the Monday holiday and so he got the day off.
I had hoped we'd go to a movie but that didn't happen. We did go shopping and I got a couple new tops! And just the fact that he stayed shopping for a couple hours, well, if you knew him you'd know that was asking a lot in itself!!

So anyway, Please re-join us this week for this challenge. I love seeing shaped cards, and the DT have come up with some really fantastic ones! Check them out and then join in! There will be prizes!!