Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Day Card for Totally Stamps/Holy Cricut Swap

Hey everyone! :)

I promise I have not been M.I.A! :) I have just been a little busy, but really that is no excuse. I really should try to get on all the time. You deserve that! :)

Well Michelle at Totally Stamps/Holy Cricut has card swaps open to all of you who would like to join us in the fun. We do one card swap a month and you can even join in the challenges if you would like. With the swaps, please NO FLAKING! Just to be fair to everyone. :)

I did the Valentine's Swap (which is closed now). I had a hard time at first, but my friend, Valerie, lent me her CTMH "Amore" Stamp Set. I just started messing around with it and came up with this!

The "Love" image is actually pop-dotted! :) This was a fun and quick card believe it or not. :)
This is what I used: American Crafts (white CS), CTMH (Amore Stamp Set), Ranger (Distress Stamp Pad in Aged Mahogany and Pine Needles for the image and scattered straw and Vintage Photo for the stained look), Flair Designs (Patterned Paper), Studio 18 (bling), Walmart (tulle).
Thanks for stopping! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Birthday Wishes Card for Totally Stamps Swap

Hey all! :) It is SO LATE here in Montana, but I wanted to share this b-day card I did for Michelle's swap over at the Totally Stamps (Holy Cricut) Blog .

Here it is:

What I used: American Crafts CS (white), Bazzill (black and pink), Michael's (pink bling), colorbok (iridescent bling), Scrappy Cat Stamps (birthday wishes sentiment), offray (ribbon), memento (pen for dots), cricut, Create a Critter (scalloped oval), Summertime in Paris (cake).

Thanks for looking and have a nice day! :) Happy Friday! :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

My Challenge at The Colorful Creations Blog...JOIN US!!

Hey all! :) I was asked by Brenda (aka. Paper Diva) at Colorful Creations to do their Blog Challenge #7 in January. I thought it would be fun and I had never done it before, so I figured,  "WHY THE HECK NOT?!" LOL! Well, Brenda said I could go to the blog and check out the past blog challenges and I did. The last one happened to be a sketch so I figured, "Hey, I have never done a sketch (either worked with one or designed one) and that may be kinda fun." I also thought that since I have been stepping out of my comfort zone lately that maybe I should  try it. So I did! :) You can got to The Colorful Creations Blog HERE and see my sketches. are my projects. :) I did a card and a layout sketch.



What I used on my Beauty Layout: Bazzil CS (12x12 teal, black used for matting) , American Crafts (Thickers Alpha Stickers), Bo Bunny (Patterned Paper), Queen and Co (Felt border), Petaloo (flowers), My Mind's Eye (Chipboard Journaling Tag, Today's The Day,  Believe in Yourself), Jenni Bowlin Studios (butterflies), Making Memories (metal "perfect" tag).

What I used on my card: Recollections CS (Kraft), Graphic 45 (Patterned paper), My Mind's Eye (how many? how much? chipboard embellie), Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy (clock face and spinners), Michael's (ribbon).

Thanks for stopping and drop by the Colorful Creations Blog and join us in this challenge! :) 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Two Challenges in ONE!

Hey all! :) Well, I would have thought I would never create something that I would use for two things, but I have been super busy here in my studio. :) I have had a lot of things popping up that need to be done for design teams, friends, family, etc. On top of just the regular daily stuff....Thank God I am not a working mom. I am not sure how the career ladies do it out there. :) Being a stay-at-home mom is hard some days, but I LOVE MY JOB! :) Ok....enough of that. You all didn't come here to here me preach about that stuff! :) LOL!

So, Evelyn at Colorful Creations is having an Altered Card Challenge on the Colorful Creations site. The challenge will be going on now to January 15th so get over there and join. :) You will have so much fun! :) This challenge will take place every month so that at the end of the year we will have 12 cards! :) Now you can use whatever cards you want. I used my Heidi Swapp playing cards I bought A LONG TIME AGO! I really just bought them for the queen of hearts, but have been slowly using them up. :)

Also, you all know from reading this post of mine, that Michelle at Holy Cricut is also having a challenge. So this is where the TWO CHALLENGES IN ONE comes in. As all of you know- a snowman, ribbon, stickles, and patterned paper needed to be used for that challenge. So, I figured...AWESOME! :) So, here are my creations for both the challenges. :)


What I used: Heidi Swapp Playing Card, bazzill cs (teal), CTMH (January stamp set, Ocean Ink), American Crafts CS (white), Pink Paislee (snowman's gloves, hat, and scarf), Michael's (ribbon and bling), Stickles, The Paper Company CS(black), Cricut, Snow Friends Cartridge. Thermoweb (pop dots), Glossy Accents, scotch

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Totally Stamps Challenge #3: Winter

Hey everyone! :) Michelle is having another challenge at her blog (Oh My Cricut!). To get there, click HERE! :)

Here are the deets: The challenge is: Snowman
                                                          Patterned paper


Have fun everyone! You can make anything with these 4 items on it. I am going to try to get Mr. Linky on my blog so everyone can just post their projects from there, but if not, please send me an email with your projects to
 Please post your project by Saturday Jan. 8th.

The winner will get a $10.00 gift card to Michael's. will pick the winner. :)
So stop by Michelle's Blog and join the fun! :) I will be posting my project in the next couple of days! :)
Thanks for stopping! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011


Hello Blog Buddies!!! Well, I was pretty positive that Colorful Creations was gonna keep me busy...and I was proven right! HA! I am so enjoying every bit of it. They are so supportive of everyone who is in the group.....not just the design team. I can't say enough good about them. :)

Well, new DT member, Tess (love her work), is in charge of a challenge called: "Inspired By". This time around it was CAKE..that inspired us. :) Well, maybe not cake, but this picture of a cake! :)

Ok, usually I am SO not an orange girl. But, the orange on this cake, just GRABBED me and shook me! :) And you all know how much I LOVE butterflies. :) Well, We had to use ribbon, stamps, and doodling (which for me, was a stretch...I am SO not a doodler!) But, I came up with this:

I was a little impressed by the card, although I do have a VERY HARD time looking at the doodles. :) Oh well, c'est la vie! ;) Right?! LOL!

What I used: CTMH stamp set (Be Yourself), Stampin' Up CS (Pink), Bazzil CS (dotted swiss pink and brown), Ranger Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany), Michael's (ribbon), Martha Stewart's Punch (butterfly)/

You all should join us! :) Go to Colorful Creations, click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping! :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Hey everyone! I am so sorry for being MIA for a couple of weeks. I am hoping all of you had THE BEST holidays! :) I know I did! :) Mine was spent with my little family and we just kinda chilled and enjoyed each others' company. We did get to my mom and dad's and Garth's mom's for a little bit too.

I also have some BIG NEWS that I wasn't able to release right away, but after Christmas, it was fair game. :) I tried out for the Design Team at Colorful Creations which is a an awesome Scrapbooking and Papercrafting community. :) Well, I got the good news before Christmas and was so happy. Things are going so good for me right now, creatively and I am just so stoked to be able to share something that is so close to my heart and soul with others. :)

At Colorful Creations I am responsible for Digital Challenges twice a month and I am so happy with my part of the design team. I am becoming a better digi scrapper and really am beginning to love it. :) If any of you would like to join me there...please do. :)

Here is my example I did for my challenge for the first part of January. :) I wanted my friends to use frames on their layout. :)
I know a lot of what I used was from Katie Pertiet, but I did use other elements I got at a free site. :)
Well, that is my news and I will be blogging a lot more. :)
Thanks for reading!