Monday, April 29, 2013

SVG Cuts ATC State/Country Swap


Did you know SVG Cuts has swaps?
I didn't, but I do now.  
 This is swap #9
State or country you were born in.
 I signed up for 2 groups...
so to me, that means I make 2 different cards.
However so far I received one card from someone who was on 2 lists with me.
I have asked if this is the case but haven't heard back yet.

AnyHoo...I made 2 different cards.
New York, where I was born.
And Virginia, where live and call home.

I did it as a book so I could put more information into the card.

I can't wait to see all the cards I get from this. 

This was entered in..
Crafter's Digital Art Centers...Anything Goes

CWLC #39 Spring Blog Hop

Created With Love Challenges
Spring Blog Hop

We have 2 great and generous sponsors for our blog hop this week!

 Limited Runs
They are offering 1 winner 3 images of winners choice!

 Paper Pretties
     They are offering  6 images to 1 winner!

We  want to see SPRING Themed designs this week!
Winners will be chosen by and posted on next weeks Challenge post!

To be in the winning for this Blog Hop, you just need to:

* Enter a project with the Spring Theme 
 * visit each of our DT's blogs become follower if not already
* leave a comment on their blogs

  Pretty simple this week! 
 Here is the Master list of the DT's Blogs, check out their Awesome projects! 

using Limited Runs "Fence & Butterfly" 

That's me!
using Limited Runs "Mushroom House"
 using Paper Pretties "Happy Spring"

Using Limited Runs "Magnolia Flower"

Using Paper Pretties "Roses"

Here is my card...

I used Limited Runs "Mushroom House".
I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers.
The paper and flowers are from my stash.  
I added a stick pin from a swap to the flowers.
On every card there shall be a little glitter.  On this card, it's American Craft Glitter Tape
to which I added a ribbon slider.  
The center of the flowers in the image have 
Daffodil Liquid Pearls.
The glass in the window and door is Glossy Accents.  

I am offering Blog Candy...unfortunately I can't upload a picture on hubby's computer...mine is DOA.
To win, you must be a follower and leave a comment. 

 To follow the hop, 
 you need to go to Linda

This card was also entered in


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Heart Sketches #15

How can you believe
From the Heart Stamps 
is doing it 15th sketch?

Here is this week's sketch...

Here is what I did with the sketch...
I flipped the sketch.  
I colored the image with a combination of Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers.
I used 2 different colors of American Craft Glitter Tape.  
Added some lace.
The center of the flowers are Royal Blue Liquid Pearls.
The petals of the flowers are Baby Blue Stickles.
The dogs tag is Glam Pink Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 22, 2013

CWLC #38 Call of the Wild

Welcome to another week

Can you believe this is our 38th Challenge??

Lisa is our host this week and 
she has chosen 
Call of the Wild.
You project must have a wild animal or animal print.

Our sponsor this week is....

Here is my card...

I used Bugaboo's Lion Love.
the paper is from my stash.
Does the flower look familiar?  
and I used them last week. 
 I added some ribbon (that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist)
 behind the flower,
I added some X-Mas Red Stickles to the center of the flower
and to the heart in the image.
I added Ruby Liquid Pearls to the scalloped circle around the image.  

Now you have till April 27, 2013,
9 PM EST, 
to get in on this week's challenge 
and a chance to win.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I {Heart} Sketches #14

Not waiting till the end of the week...this week.  
Here is this week's sketch.

Here's my card...

I used a new image from..From the Heart, Neighbors.
I used papers from my stash.  
The flower is cut on my Cricut 
and sprayed it with Mardi Gras and Pearl Glimmer Mist.
If you know me that you know...
Every card shall have a little sparkle.
Well besides the Glimmer Mist, there is white American Craft Glitter Tape,
there is a little sparkle in the paper
and the butterfly's wings have Baby Blue Stickles.

I have also entered this card in 


Monday, April 15, 2013

CWLC #37 Recycle/Reuse

Created with Love Challenges



Dawn is our host today and her challenge is
Recycle or Reuse.  

Take something old and give it a new propose.

Our sponsor this week is...

This is a tin my Prismacolor color pencils came in..
.the first set I got..36 pencils. I also have the larger set of 132. 
I covered the top of tin with designer paper. from my stash.
It is held to the top with 1/4" Kool Tak double sided tape.
I used MelJen's Little Layered Flowers Mini Cuties 
and printed them on to colored card stock. 
Cut them out and then layered them. I cut the word "Copics" out 
on my Cricut and put stickles on it as well as the flower centers. 
Now I have a nice place to store my Copics.  
At least for I get more, I will need something bigger. 
The tin my 132 pencils came in?  

Now you have till April 20, 2013, 9 PM EST 
to enter the challenge.  


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Daughter's Birthday Card

Ok one look at my blog and you know I make a lot of cards.
Yet, I am always late in getting them out.

I have this HUGE box of cards already made.
I have to make one specially for Kelly.
And her birthday was yesterday.
Bad Mom Bad Bad Mom.

Usually Kelly will get up in the middle of the night and call me...
2:01 AM my time.
The time she was born!
This year she got up and went back to bed 
and didn't bother calling me.
Gee and this year I was ready for her.  
Had the phone by the bed.

This year my girl is 21!!
Oh do I feel old.

Ok so here is her birthday card..

I used an SVG file and a digi stamp from
 Every month Louby Loo 
does a Cupcake for those who are born that month.
It also comes with the words..,
April and Diamond.
Diamond being the April birthstone.
The card is an SVG that comes with 3 different cards.
I added my own sentiment.
Added clear flat back rhinestones.
The flowers are from SVG Cuts
and I sprayed them with both Pearl and Mardi Gras Glimmer Mist.
And on every card there shall be a little Sparkle.
So the center of the flowers have Yellow Stickles.

I have entered this card in...

Round up

Anything Goes

Friday, April 12, 2013

I Heart Sketches #13

Running late this week.  :(

Here is what I did with the sketch.

This is a new image from From the Heart.
The card is A2 size.
Added the dragonfly and heart shaped gems from my stash..
as well as the flower.  
And on every card there shall be a little sparkle...
the dog's tag has Golden Rod Stickles.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

CWLC #36 Recipe Card

Welcome to another challenge at 
I am the host this week, 
and I chose a Recipe Card.

Our sponsor this week is 

Not this isn't a recipe card you would use to make dinner.
I am giving you a recipe to use to make your card.

Your card must have
 1 image
2 designer papers
3 embellishments. 

Here is my card...
My 1 image is Daffodil and Butterfly Frame from 
Delicious Doodles.
The 2 designer papers are 2 sided paper I had in my stash.
The 3 embellishments are 
the daffodil I cut on my Cricut 
and the 2 borders made of American Craft Glitter Tape and a file I cut on my Cricut.  

I colored the image with a combination of 
Prismacolor Pencils 
and Copic Markers.  

You have till April 12, 2013 to entry our
Recipe Challenge

Thursday, April 4, 2013

CDAC Progressive Challenge Set #2

Ok I took part in the Progressive Challenge
January-March 2013,
I was given a new image to work with.
And because I posted that card already,
I was given a second set of images to work with.

And cause I know have it done, I will get set #3...
sand when I get that one done, 
I will get set #4.
 Did you follow that?

Here is the card I put together for this set.
 With this card I used paper from my stash, as well as the bird with sentiment.
I used ribbon from my stash for the stripes under the Happy Spring.
The dots are also from my stash.
And as every card shall have a little sparkle,
the clouds have Icicle Stickles.

CDAC Seasonal Challenge April-June

Another challenge at CDAC.
This time it's seasonal.  
What is the weather in your area?
Are there any holidays happening?

Again cause I took part in the last Seasonal Fun challenge, 
I was given an image to use.
Now how to make a cow into a seasonal card.
I think the sentiment on this says it all.
However, my hubby pointed out this is a bull and not a cow. 
Oh works for me.


As with any card with eyes,
they have Glossy Accents.
The hearts on the bottom of the hooves have Ruby Liquid Pearls.
And Every card shall have a little sparkle,
the center of the center of the flower 
has Yellow Stickles.

This card was also entered in..

CDAC Inspirational Challenge April-June

Another Challenge at CDAC is 

Here is the photo we are to take inspiration from...

I was given a set of images to use on this...
cause I took part in the last inspirational challenge.
There was no boat.  
To me this looks like a scene,
so I made a scene out of the images I was given,
concentrating on the colors.

The images were all on one file,
so it was do them all the same size
but they were not proportioned right. 
So instead of using the fence with the images, 
I cut one out on my Cricut.  
I also cut the clouds on the Cricut, too.
And on every card there shall be a little sparkle.
The pink spots on the butterfly are Pink Glam
and the center of the flowers are Yellow.

I have also entered this card in...

CDAC Easy As 1, 2, 3 Challenge April-June

CDAC runs 5 challenges every 3 you plenty of time to enter.
This card is for the Easy as 1, 2, 3
and because I took part in the first one,
January-March, 2013,
I was given free images to work with.
You don't have to use these images...
so if you are just joining us,
you can use any image you wish.

Easy as 1, 2, 3 is simple
Use 1 sentiment
2 designer papers
3 embellishments

Here is the card I put together for this challenge.  

I used the owl image that was given to me.
Added the sentiment "happy birthday"
This is the first time I used a banner for the sentiment.  
It didn't come out quiet as well as I hoped it would.
My 3 embellishments are 
the flower,
the do dad above the owl,
and the string of gold flatbacks on the bottom.
I also added Glossy Accents to the owls eyes, but since I do this to all eyes, 
I didn't count it as an embellishment.
And if you know me, you know...
Every card shall have a bit of sparkle.
So there is Pumpkin Stickles in the center of the flower.

Now you have till the end of June to get in on this challenge.
Plenty of time.

Monday, April 1, 2013

CDAC Progressive Challenge

CDAC has several different challenges, 
each lasting several months.
The card I am about to show you is are of their
Progressive Challenge.

 This image is from Nana Vics/

I used paper from my stash.  
Clear teardrop Flatback Rhinestones.
And the flowers were cut on my Cricut.
On every card there shall be a little Stickles...
the stripe in the handle as well as the dots on the umbrella
have Glam Pink Stickles.

This challenge starts today and runs through the end of June.

From the Heart Stamps..Progressive Challenge and Sketch #12

Over at From the Heart, there are 2 challenges.
A monthly Progressive Challenge
a weekly sketch challenge.

The Progressive Challenge starts on the first of the month now.
And the first being Monday, the new sketch is out.
Whenever possible I like combining the challenges.
This was easy to do this time. 

Here is how things work...
On the progressive challenge, 
if you entered the previous month's challenge, 
the next image is emailed to you.
If you didn't do the previous month's challenge, 
no fear.
You can purchase the image, 
enter this month's challenge, 
and next month the new image will be emailed to you.

Here is the sketch for this week. 
The challenge is to make a square card.

Here is my card...
Such a cute image.
I used paper from my stash.
The DP was 2 sided so I used the back of the paper for the strips of paper going across the card.
Added some American Craft Glitter Tape to the strips as well.  
I added some Twine to the side of the card.
The flower is cut on my Cricut and sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.
I also cut the ovals out on the Cricut.
The sentiment came with the image,
Flower Pot Chick. 
I added a touch of yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.

I have also entered this card in..

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, love and prayers.

CWLC #35

Happy April Fools Day...
I have never been one for April Fools.
Guess it is cause my parents were married on 
April Fools Day...
54 years ago.

This is Lisa's turn to host the challenge 

Created with Love Challenges

 In honor of April Fools day she has chose 
Celebrate April Fools Day...
Make your project funny.  

Our sponsor this week is 

 I chose an new Digi Darla image
Naughty Kitty Fish Bowl.

I made a side step card.  
Colored the image with my 
Prismacolor pencils and OMS.
Added some fish, sentiments and a daffodil.

The fish were a free digi but I can't recall from where.
The daffodil is from SVGcuts
And on every card there must be a little glitter
so the spots and stripe on the fish have Yellow Stickles 
and the paper has a bit of glitter in it.  

Now you only have until April 6, 2013,
9 PM EST, 
to get in on this challenge.  
Hope to see your project.

I have entered this card in...
All that Stickles Use the Yellow Stickles
CDAC Anything Goes