Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Off to see the Wizard

Happy Tuesday!

Today Going Grey with Scrap-Creations has a wonderful theme!  Make a card inspired by a movie.  I decided to got with The Wizard of Oz.  I bought this stamp from Mo Manning and I love it.

This is a fun theme and really got me thinking of all the movies past and present and what I could do. I would love to see what you can do with this theme so join the fun.  You should also check out what the other DT's listed on my sidebar did with this theme.  They did a wonderful job. 

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Mo's - Glitter and Bling  - I wanted to add something to the card so I decided to add some glitter to his mane and my bling are my green pearls.  I love the color of these and they bring some shine to the card.

Create 4 Fun - Sketch - I had alot of fun working with this sketch.  It's perfect for this image and my papers.

Stamp Something - Fall Colors - I love the greens and oranges in this DP.

Practical Scrappers - Stamps - I love stamping.  It is the only craft I have stayed with.  I love all of them.

Paper Cutz - Critters - Lions are big critters but they are definitely what I would call a critter.

Totally Papercrafts - A kind of magic - The Wizard of Oz is all about magic.  The shoes, the wizard, etc.

Crafty Emma - Animal Antics - This lion and his pals go through alot of antics in the movie.

Bee Crafty - Digi & Furry - This image is a digi from Mo's and it is definitely furry.

Craftalicious - Autumn colors or Harvest theme.  I love going into Fall.  The colors are so beautiful.  I love the greens and oranges in this card.

One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes - I love these themes!!! 

Stamptacular - Seasons change - This challenge is to make a card only with colors you see in the Fall.  The oranges, greens, and golds I see all over the trees this week

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Photo Inspiration - The photo is a jungle and Lions live in the Jungle.

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes - My favorite theme!!!!  

Pile it on - Cute and Charming - I think the lion from the Wizard of Oz is cute and charming.  The look on his face just wants me to give him a hug.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you like my card.  Thank you to everyone who leaves a message.  I love all of them.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday

Good Morning.  I hope everyone is having  a good weekend.  It is a nice crisp fall day here.  Yesterday I was so surprised driving around and all of a sudden noticing the colors on the trees.  I had a very busy week at work last week and didn't get out of the house much and I was surprised to see how fast all the leaves changed.  They are beautiful!

Today Stempeltraume has a great theme.  It is a recipe challenge using Green, a Circle and a charm.  I don't have many charms so I had to pick the charm first and make the card around it.  I love my Sugar Nellie stamps so I picked this one to work around.  You should join the fun and play!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Sugar Nellie - Sketch/Birthday - You can never have enough Birthday cards.

The Pink Elephant - Aqua, DP, Embellishment of your choice - I love Aqua, DP and Embellishments.  All 3 are on my card.

Wild Orchid Crafts - Ribbons and Bows - I have a green ribbon and by charm is held on by a bow.

Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday - This is my big BD season for family & friends so I will be using this.

Charisma - Anything Goes - I love these themes!!!  Thank you

Digi Doodles Shop Best - Embossing - I love embossing.  It adds so much to a card.  I used one of my new cuttlebug folders on this card.

Dutch Dare - Birthday - I'm glad there are BD challenges.  It lets me get caught up on my cards.

Stamp Insanity - Embossing - I don't know what I would do without my folders.  I love them all.

Let's Ink up - Charm and favorite stamp - I love this flower charm and I love my Sugar Nellie stamps

Thank you for visiting me.  A huge thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I look forward to reading them every day.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Fall

Good Morning.  I don't know about you but I can't believe it is the end of September.  The weather is getting cool and some of the trees are changing colors.  I love it!!!

Today is the Going Grey with Scrap Creations challenge.  Keeping with the time of year the theme is Fall!!  I couldn't wait to use my fall colors.  We have a great sponsor this week. Fred She Said!!!   Anyone who follows my blog knows I love her images.  Two posts ago I used one for my mothers birthday card.  Her flowers are elegant and beautiful.    She was nice enough to let the DT's pick out an image to use.  I loved this one.  I always print out 2 digi's when I first color them just in case I don't like the way one is coming out so after I colored this image I colored the sunflowers on the 2nd image and cut them out so I could put them on other places on the card.   

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

The Corrosive - Clean up the Dust, Use old craft stuff - My orange dots are from last year along with my saying. 

Paper Sundaes - Fall Colors - I had fun pulling out my fall colored copics for this card.

Secret Crafter - Anything Goes - I love this theme!   I  know I can let my imagination run wild.

My Sheri Crafts - Autumn Colors - I'm not usually a person who uses orange alot but I don't know why because I love it on this card.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch - I love the way this sketch worked with the image.

All Sorts - 3 punches - I used a punch for the leaves, one for the circles and one for the fence strip.  I like the way they all worked together.

Stamp Something - Digi's - I love digi's and this one from Fred She Said is beautiful.

Alphabet Challenge - U=Unused Stash - My unused stash is the orange pearls, the leaf punch and the fench punch.  None of these I have used much even though I love them all.

Delightful Challenge - Pumpkins - I love coloring pumpkins and I love them on this image

Stamp Magic - Autumn Colors - I love this card and I think it is because of the colors that I have not used in a long time.

Stamping Sisters in Christ - Fall Colors - I love the change of seasons and the colors that come with it.  I loved using my oranges and greens on this card.

Paper Play Time - Autumn - I was so happy to see so many challenges that called for Autumn and everything that comes with it. 

Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall - Yes, I love this time of year!!  Cool air and bright colors.

Everybody Art - Autumn - I love this!  Great theme. 

A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes - This is my favorite theme!!

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you like my card.  A big thank you to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love them all.


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Good Morning.  I hope everyone is having a good weekend.  This is the last day of my vacation.  Tomorrow it is back to work but vacation was wonderful.  The spa treatments were great, the food was amazing and we got some shopping done at the outlets.  I just wish I could have stayed longer.

Today's theme at Stempeltraume is Bows!  A nice and easy theme that everyone should be able to play in.
I wanted a simple bow so I put the flat bow on the side of the card.  I was playing around with it and realized that if I made alot of little bows it would look like a flower so that's what I did.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Karber - Card for girls - I love this image from Lili of the Valley and wanted to use it.  I love the 2 little friends sharing some tea.

Papertake - Inspiration - I choose the colors of pink, blue, purple from the picture.

Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing - I distressed the CS on this card.  I thought it added some dimension the card was missing.

Creative Belli - Embellishment starting with B - I put my sparkly buttons on this card.

ABC Challenge - Distressing - I like the distressing on the CS.  I think it fits the card.

For Fun - Glitter.  My buttons have glitter in them and I put glitter on the flowers.

Sarah Hurley - Polka dots and circles - My DP and ribbon has polka dots and my buttons are my circles.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch - I thought this Sketch worked really well for this challenge/image.

Alot Rubber Stamps - Do it yourself flowers - I made my flower from the ribbon.

Raise the Bar - Something Yummy - It is getting cooler in the NE and I love to have a cup on tea on a cool day so that is my Yummy.

Ellephantastic - Handmade flowers - I made my flower from Ribbon

Thanks for visiting.  Thanks to everyone who leaves me a comment.  I love reading them.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Sunday!!!  It is for me.  Today I leave for 4 days at a Spa!!!  I'm going to a wonderful spa for my vacation.  It is up on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Maine.  It is beautiful!!  My sister and I found it last year and decided we really needed to go this year.  When not getting facials, pedicures, massages, we will be relaxing by the pool or shopping at the nearby outlets (yes there is a small stamp store too!!).

Before I leave, today's theme for the Stempeltraume challenge is a to make a card with inner life.  I took this to make a card decorated inside and out.  I decided since I would be decorating the inside, I would make my Mothers Birthday card.  Her Birthday is in a few weeks and it's nice to know I have it done and I love it.    I bought this digi from Fred She Said for the card.  I love her work and she makes the most beautiful flowers. Above is the outside of the card.  Here is the inside.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

The Beary Scrap - Sketch - I love this sketch.  I knew this would be perfect for my card.  I loved that the sketch was made for me to use my heart punch around the card.

The Shabby Tea Room - Tag - The Happy Birthday is a tag.

Die Cut Dreams - Pearls & Pins - I love both and they are fitting for this card.

Wild Orchid Crafts - Pearls and Pins - I love Pearls and the pin was a great touch on this card.

Everybody Art - Hand made flowers - I tried different flowers on this card and didn't like the look so I cut out multiple pansies and layered them for a 3 D look on the flower for the bottom.

My Time to Craft - Jeweled - I put pearls, and glitter on this card.  I hope that is considered jewels.  I think it does.

Fab & Funky - What "eva" - Cute cute cute theme name.....My card defiantly fits this theme.

Gingersnap - Punches - I love my around the page heart punch by fiskars.  It is so easy to use.

Totally Gorjuss - Flowers - I love flowers.  On this card flowers are the main image and I cut one out to put as am embellishment.

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes - I love this theme!

Paper Cutz - Tags - My Happy Birthday is a tag.  Normally I would do this but the sketch called for it and I like the way it looks on this card.

Crafty Calendar - Blue and Flowers - I love Blue!!  I usually can find a way to use it on most cards.

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday - Embossing - I love embossing.  I embossed the DP behind the image on this card to make it a little more elegant.

Drunken Stampers - Circles - I tend to put alot of circles on cards.  I have the circles around my image and the saying on this card.

Penny's - Happy Birthday - This is going to be my mothers Birthday card.  I hope she likes it.

Southern Girls - Anything Goes - This is their 1st challenge.  You should stop by and check them out!

Thank you for visiting.  Thanks to everyone who leaves me a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday

Good Morning.  I hope everyone had a nice long weekend.  I did.  The weather was perfect.  Dry and in the 70's.  I did some shopping Sunday with my sisters and my niece at a nice seaside town called Newburyport.  It has small shops with something for everyone.  Saturday and Monday I relaxed and did some stamping.   My idea of a perfect weekend!!! 

Today is the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.  The theme today is to make a Children's themed card.  How easy is that!   We have a wonderful sponsor this week too!    The Wild Flower Patch Shop  ! So I say pull out those children stamps and play.  You can win!!

We have some other exciting news at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. We have 2 new DT's.  Kristine Breach and  Marie Bridgema.    Please visit them and give them a warm welcome.  We are excited to have them as part of our team.  

The Wild Flower Patch Shop were nice enough to offer the DT's some images to pick from and I picked this clown.  I thought this would be fun to color and it was!  I also used my new Pearl Pens from Viva.  I love these.  I have 2 colors and now I want them all.  It is so easy to make pearls of any size and I love my pearls!!!  I didn't have the red so I used my white pen and colored them with copics.  I was so excited that it worked.

You should also check out the work from our other DT's listed on my sidebar.   You can see their wonderful work with the other images. 

The other wonderful challenges this card fits.

Creative Cottage - Celebrations - Birthdays are a wonderful reason to celebrate.

Penny's - Birthday - I thought this clown would make a really cute kids Birthday Card.

Stamp Insanity - Birthday -  I love making kids birthday cards.  They are fun.

Alphabet Challenge - S=Scallops - I love all my spellbinders dies.  I can't remember what it was like not having them.

Crafty Catz - Recipe - 3 embellishments, 2 PP's, 1 Image -  I have the pearls, the rhinestone, ribbon, 2 DP's and my main image

Daring Cardmakers - Sapphires - Sapphires are blue and I have alot of blue on this card

Raise the Bar - URLooking Good -  What a great theme!  My Blog is called Colorful Designs and this card has alot of color so that is what I took from it.

Stamp Something - Something Cute - This clown is cute.  I'm normally not a clown person but I saw this and picked it immediately

All Sorts - New Beginnings -  Birthdays are the beginning of a new year.  It's the memories of that age that begin on your Birthday.

Speedy Cat - 5 of Something - I have 5 large red pearls on this card

Miami Doodles -Sketch - I thought this sketch would work great with the image and papers I picked out.

Pile it On - Layers - This was really easy for me because I love layers!!

Ooh La La - Stripes - The background paper has stripes on it and there is stripes to make the plaid.

Kaboodle Doodles - Inspiration - I usually pick the colors from an inspiration theme but this time I am going for patchwork.  The reason I loved this BG is because of it's patchwork them.

Moving along with the Times - Stitching - I love faux stitching.  I put it on alot of cards. 

Stamp and Create - Pearls and Gems - I used my pearl pen to create all the red pearls on this card.  I put a red gem as the dot to the I to add a little red to the Happy Birthday

Stamps R Us - Childs Birthday - I love making these cards.  There are so many cute stamps (this one included) for kids birthdays that are fun to work with.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you like my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I love all of them.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Live the life......

Good Morning!  I hope everyone in the US is having a good long weekend.  The weather here is beautiful!  Today I am heading to Newburyport with 2 of my sisters and my niece.  Newburyport is a little town on the water and has alot of little shops.  It will be a fun day.  

This week the theme of the challenge at Stempeltraume is to make a bookmark.  With school starting everywhere this is a great challenge idea!!   My bookmark is made to put the paper end on the page you are reading and then wrap the ribbon with the charm around the back of the page with the charm hanging down for weight.  Here is a closeup of the main part of the bookmark.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Crazy for Challenges - Bookmark - I have not made a bookmark in a long time.  It was alot of fun to make this one.

Totally Papercrafts - Charms - I have charms on both end of the bookmark to give it some weight.

The Res-Q - Use your scissors - I cut out the butterfly and popped it up to give the bookmark some dimension.

Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Write me a message - I love this saying and thought it would be nice for the bookmark.

Stamping B - Charm - I like the charms I used on this.  They are flat to make sure they don't mark the pages.

ABC Challenge - C=Charms - I love using charms.  They are a little thing that can add alot.

Stampavie & More - Anything but a Card - I believe you can never have too many bookmarks because I am always leaving them someplace.

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes - I love these themes!!! 

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything but a Card - Bookmarks are fun and easy to make.  I'm glad to see this theme this week.
My Time to Craft - In the Garden. - My bookmark has flowers and a butterfly on it.  Two things you always see in gardens.

A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes - Love these themes!!!  Thanks.
A Pocket Full of Posies - Winged Things - I love butterflies.  I didn't use enough of them this summer on my work.

One Stitch at a Time - Blooms-Butterflies-Bling - My bookmark has all 3 on it.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I really love them.