Thursday, January 30, 2014

Delightful Challenges Anything But a Card Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for another challenge from

Today's challenge is 
Anything but a Card
with a Love Theme!!

For this challenge I decided to 
think outside the box.
Usually for an 
Anything but a Card Challenge,
I go with a box.  
If you recall I did a box last week
and really didn't want to do the 
usual box.

I have seen a number of Explosion Boxes
lately....yeap I am doing this a week before
Every time I see one
I think I can do that!!
And well here is my attempt!
The inside...

The top...

Close ups of the Inside...

For this box I have used
Digital Delights'
I have colored the images using
Copic Markers
B05, B24, E000, E00, E31, E33, E37, FRV1, 
R02, R17, R20, R29, R35, Y13,Y17, YG09, 100
and my white, Silver and gold gel pens.  

The patterned paper is from
Kelly Panacci
Valentine Pad.

The flowers were cut on my Cricut.

The lace and ribbon for the bows
are from Michaels.

The stick pin is from a swap.

The rhinestone hearts are from

The metallic dots are from Dazzles.

There are Crystal Stickles around the hearts
on the sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 27, 2014

CWLC #74 Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Once again we have a new sponsor this month.

Sparkle N Sprinkle
is getting into digi stamps.
So be sure to stop by 
and see all their great stamps.

For this challenge 
I am using
Rusty with Flowers,
and boy did Rusty 
make a mess.

Here is my card.

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers
B05, E000, E00, E25, E37, R17, 
R20, R29, Y13, YG09, YG17, 100
And my white gel pen.

The patterned paper is from
Kelly Panacci's Valentine's Pad.
This is 2 sided paper.

The image oval and scalloped oval
are cut on my Cricut using

There are 2mm clear rhinestones
on the scalloped oval.

There are pearl hearts and foil hearts
surrounding the image.

The rhinestones and pearl hearts
are from
Pizzazz Aplenty.

Using my
We R Memories
Envelope Punch Board
I made a matching envelope. 

You have until Saturday,
February 3, 2014,
to enter to win. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Digital Delights Paper Piecing

Good morning friends.
Today I have a 
Scrapbook page using files from

As you may know, 
I now own a horse,
named Jubilee.

So this will be the first page in 
her Scrapbook.  

For this project I am using,
Here is the scrapbook page...

On Polly's dress,
the buttons on her straps are
Pearl Gold Liquid Pearls.

Can't wait to add pictures!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Delightful Challenges You have a Heart

Delightful Challenges
You Have a Heart

I love this time of the year.
Love is in the air.  

Do you have your Valentine Card
all done?

I think this just about does it for me. 
Might be one or two more. 

For this card I am using 
Digital Delights'
Happy Valentine's Sentiment.
The box is also from Digital Delights.

This week I made a box
for Valentine's Candy for some friends.

I colored the image with
Copic Markers
B05, E000, E00, E37, R20, R29, R35, FRV1

The paper is from K&Company's
Kelly Panacci
Valentine Pad.

I uses Spellbinder's
 Nestabilities Big Scalloped Rectangles SM
for the image.

I chalked around the image with
Color Box's
Cat Eyes
Lipstick Red.

The flowers were cut on my Cricut as well
and sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

I added Silver Stickles to the feathers of the arrows.

Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, January 20, 2014

CWLC #73 Winged Things

Winged Things

Good morning. 

This week our challenge is a favorite of mine...
Winged Things.

There are so many ways to do this...
image with wings,
paper with wings,
embellishments with wings.
Butterflies, Birds, Bees, Fairies, Bugs...
the possibilities are endless.  

Our sponsor this week is...

For this challenge I used 
Blue Jay and Raspberries

I colored the iamge with...
Copic Markers
100, B05, R17, R29, YG09, YG17

Prismacolor Pencils
919, 928, 929

and my white gel pen.

The patterned paper is from
Black and White paper pack from

In the other corners of the image are 
Onyx Pearl and Rouge 
Liquid Pearls. 

I made a matching envelope using my
We R Memories
Envelope Punch Board.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Delightful Challenges Brrr Anything Winter

Eslimo BRRR...Anything Winter

It's time for a new challenge.  
Since we are in the middle of 
I just love this challenge.  
Is it cold where you are?
Do you have snow??

Well this challenge will help 
take care of the winter time blues.

The challenge is 
BRRRR--Anything Winter.
So if it is winter related,
it works.

For this challenge I am using 
Eskimo Emily
Winter Fun Sentiment Set

I have seen so many WOW cards lately.
What is a WOW card, you ask?
White One White.
I think they look elegant.
So for this Winter card,
I thought WOW would look good.

Here is my card....

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers
E000, E00, E25, R20, R17
and my white gel pen.

The background paper is a slimmer paper from Michaels
and is embossedwith a folder from

The sentiment is cut on
Frame Two
and chalked with
Color Box Cat Eyes' Orchid Pastel.

 The ribbon for the bow is from

I hit all the highlights of the fur
with Star Dust Stickles.

Monday, January 13, 2014

CWLC # 72 Color Challenge

Color challenge
Pink and Purple

We have a new sponsor this week.
Do you need a Sponsor?
The winner of this challenge will receive the
5 images the Design Team has used.  

Here is my card...

I used image 875.  

I colored the image with
Copic Markers
B05, BV13, C5, E000, E00, E25, 
FRV1, R20, Y13, YG17
956, 1008
And my White Gel Pen

The purple paper is embossed with
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities
Butterfly Kisses...side B.

The die cut around the image is 
Big Scalloped Rectangles SM.

The pink is a die cuts from
Die D-Lites

The scallops around the image
have drops of
Liquid Pearls

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Digital Delights Paper Piecing

 It's my Saturday
to do a project for 
Paper Piecing.  

This week I decided on a card.

I am using 

Here is my card....

The sentiment is from 
the Birthday Sentiment Set.

The patterned paper. twine and charm
are from my stash.

The metallic pieces were in a birthday card
I received last year.
You know one of those cards 
you open and end up with a mess!!
Well I cleaned up that mess and bagged it...
thinking maybe one day I would use them...
and not make a mess!

Thanks for stopping by.
May your worries be few 
and your crafty days be long.

Friday, January 10, 2014

From the Heart Stamps...Monthly Freebie and Sketch Challenge


This month,
From the Heart Stamps 
is giving everyone a free stamp...
so no excuses for taking part.  

If you took part in the December 2013
Monthly Freebie Challenge,
your image is a little different.  
Either image can be used in this challenge. 

Here's how it works.
Use this image
(did I say it was free to everyone?)
make a card and 
link it to the blog.
Next the beginning of February,
you will receive a FREE image...
to be used in February's Freebie Challenge.

I am also using there Sketch #48.
Here is the sketch.
This card is to be a square, 
but you can flip it, change it and 
make it your own.  

Here is my card.....

I colored this image with
Copic Markers
100, B05, E21, E25, E31, FRV1, R20, R29, Y09
My gold and white gel pens.

The paper is from K&Company's
Kelly Panacci Valentine Pad.
This is 2 sided paper.

The glitter tape is from
American Craft
and is the color...Taffy.

The charm is from 
and the ribbon is from Micheal's.  

I used my
We R Memories
Envelope Punch Board 
to make a matching envelope.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Delightful Challenges January New Releases + Designer Paper

Can you believe it is January already???

Ok so I can't...
Well it is actually before Thanksgiving.  
That's right!! 
I hate waiting to do projects.
Since so many people need time for the holidays,
Wendy, the artist behind Digital Delights,
gave us January Challenges before Thanksgiving.

Now if you know me, 
you know I don't have much planned over the holidays.
But I am not one to wait to the last minute to get projects done!!
So here it is before Thanksgiving,
doing January design team work,
and they are Valentines projects!!!

But again if you know me, 
I like doing things early,
so this really works for me.  

 As the subject line says...
its new release time
at Digital Delights.

And this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges is
Designer Paper.  
Now Wendy has a lot of great designer paper in the store.  
But I knew this was going to be a 5.5" x 8" card
and printed paper isn't big enough to make 
a matching envelope.
Here is my card.....

The image is Heart is A Flutter Daisy.
I so love Daisy,
and Wendy does so many cute things with her!!
 The sentiment is from
Cupid's Quote Sentiment Set

I colored the image with 
Copic Markers...
E000, E00, E25, E31, FRV1, R17, R20, R29
and my white gel pen for highlights.

I cut the tag and hearts
on my Cricut using 
Sure Cuts A Lot
it is in the library that comes with the program!!

The ribbon on the tag is from 
Celebrate it,
Spring is the name of the color
(it is Distributed by Michaels).

The designer paper is from 
Kelly Panacci Valentine Pad.

I used 
Opal, Rouge, and Petal Pink
Liquid Pearls
on the hearts and tag.  

The die cut I used on the sentiment is
Die D-Lites
Frame Two.
 And I chalked the edges with 
 Color Box's
Cat Eye
Lipstick Red.  

I made a matching envelope using my
We R Memories
Envelope Punch Board.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Kelly and Shane's Wedding Invitations

As you may know, my daughter, Kelly, is marrying her high school sweetheart, Shane, on May 17, 2014.  I am making their wedding invitations.  All 300 of them.  My goal is to have them in done by mid-January.

I am gonna keep this at the top between now and then.  At the bottom you will see my goals for each day.  Hopefully I can keep them...and maybe even beat them. 

This is one of the 2 samples....somethings are being changed.

This is the front...
The paper is purple and the final invitations will be a bit darker purple.  I was able to get the darker purple on sale.

This is the inside...
This is with the invitation taped into place and the RSVP card in the pocket...

The bottom is a little pocket for the RSVP card, directions, local hotels, and where they are registered at will go in there.  It will have the black lettering on the RSVP card and the reception time has been added.

This is the back....

The butterflies and tag were my original idea but I didn't like the way it looked.  It would have been the front of the card...a regular card...not the folder type thing we settled on.  I had sent this to Kelly with the other samples I did.  She and Shane love it and wanted it on the invitation.  :(  I shouldn't have sent it with the samples I sent.  Oh well as long as they like it, its ok.  I still think something needs to go around the edge, but haven't decided what yet.