Saturday, February 26, 2011

ODBDSLC50, C4C76 Flower Power!!!

Happy weekend everyone!

I'm working in Savannah this weekend at the British Commonwealth Conference and unfortunately I won't get to enjoy my family or the beautiful weather we have :(.... sniff!

Before I headed out of town I had a chance to make this card for this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC50. We have a really cool Sketch for you to try and I hope you get a chance to play it along with us!?!

I also combined my card with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~C4C76. Which is to add *FLOWERS*.
So if you feel like it, combined both challenges and show us what you got! Please make sure to stop by the Crazy Blog to see all the flower power cards!

Here is my take on it.........

The beautiful Bible Verse from The Lord has Risen Set was inked onto a Spellbinder Die. I added a round doily in the background. The DP is from the SU Poppy Parade Pattern Print Collection. Next I added some matching Prima Flowers, Silver Pearls, matching SU Stitched Poly Ribbon, Silver Button, Red Scrapper's Floss and a punched out Flower Border.

Now it's time to check out the other Sketch ideas from ~ Sabrina, Chris, Francie and Pat. Swing by the ODBD Blog and help us welcome our new Guest Designer!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by!!! Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday!
Hugs ~S~

Friday, February 25, 2011


Happy TGIF!

I'm happy to tell you that I'm feeling much, much better! I'm also back working...I wish I could have had the whole entire week off :) !!! But someone has to bring home the bacon...LOL!!!

Anyway, today it's not about me....we have a fun, fun, fun surprise *Birthday Blog Hop* going on.....!!!

Let’s light the candles and strike up the music, the owner of Flourishes – Jan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started! Why not leave Jan Marie some love on her blog HERE and while you are there, start to hop on through the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!

Here is my card for Jan Marie........

I just received this beautiful quote from the Life Lines Set and thought it would be perfect for Jan Marie's special day. The DP is from the SU Blushing Bride Pattern Print Collection. I added a punched out MS Flower Border, some Pearls , a Prima Flower and some Satin Ribbon. The embossing was created with the SU Framed Tulips Folder....voila! Hope you like your card Jan Marie :) ?!? Big birthday hugs to you and I hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Here are all the ladies that also surprised Jan Marie:

                                                                Barbara Anders
                                                                Christine Okken
                                                                Cindy Lawrence
                                                                Danielle Kennedy
                                                                Dawn Burnworth
                                                                Julie Koerber
                                                                Leslie Miller
                                                                Stacy Morgan
                                                                Betty Wright
                                                                Cindy Haffner
                                                                Dee Jackson
                                                                Maki Jones
                                                                Silke Ledlow
                                                                Tammy Hershberger
                                                                Beate Johns
                                                                Cindy Coutts
                                                                Heather Jensen
                                                                Kathy Jones
                                                                Yvonne Hagane

Thank you for swinging by today...I'll be back later with a new card! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FTTC106 Happy Birthday and more!!!

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Mine was so so...I came down with a horrible head cold..or what my doctor called the crud! I was pretty much sleeping all day Sunday and I'm on medication and hopefully be good as new soon!

Since I'm still not up to speed right now I'm gonna keep this post cards are for this week is Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC106. Tammy is our host this week and she is challenging us to create a *Birthday* card/creation.

I actually created two birthday cards since I was in need of them. The sentiment is from the Flourishes Many Sentiment Set. I used my new SU Texture Empression Folder, some SU DP, Spellbinder & PTI Dies, some fabbo flowers I received as a gift from my friend Sabrina, some Gray Satin Ribbon, some White Lace and some beautiful Pink Twine I received from my friend Judy's store. Of course I had to bedazzle my cards with some Silver Button, some Silver Pearls (Michael's).

My color are inspired by this weeks beautiful and soft CR84FN16 Color Combo.

Thanks for swing by today! Please make sure to stop by my team members ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty,
Tammy and our awesome February Guest Designer Laura Pryor!!!

Have a wonderful week! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I've played as well:

Pile it On #8 ~  Childhood Dreams (Birthdays)
Thrilling Thursday ~ Show Us What You Got
Little Claire's Designs ~ Anything Goes
Guylou's ~ Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey #4 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine #4 ~ Lace and Pearls
Truly Scrumptious #51 ~ Swirls and Pearls
Incy Wincy #81 ~ Use Punches or Dies
Crazy 4 Challenges #75 ~ Use A Die Cut
Drunken Stampers #55 ~ To Die for
Delicious Doodles ~ Glitz and Glam
Paper Play ~ Add Shine
OLLCB #7 ~ Pink, Pink & Pink
My Sheri Crafts #45 ~ Girly
The Pink Elephant #94 ~ Buttons, Lace and Ribbon 
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Buttons/Bows
The Shabby Tea Room #50 ~ Button and Bows 
The Paper Shelter #1 ~ Buttons/Bows
Stampacular Sunday #99 ~ For Someone Special
Card Makin' Mamas #15 ~ Happy Birthday
A Spoon Full of Sugar #140 ~ Birthday Wishes 
Tellen's Place ~ Birthday
Fairy Knoll ~ Birthday or Thank You Card
Stampin' With the Dragon ~ Birthday
If the Shoe Fits #67 ~Happy Birthday
Basic Grey ~ Birthday cards
2 Sisters's #27 ~ Embossing 
The Creative Cottage #33 ~ Fabulous Florals
Stamp with Fun #99 ~ Recipe

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Curtain Call 70 Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far??? We are officially done with basketball...Sarah's team unfortunatly lost yesterdays game, but that's okay! We can finally enjoy our evenings and weekends again :) YEAH!!!

With this nice weather around here and the beautiful Curtain Call Color Combo Act #70 that Stacey has chosen this week, I couldn't resist making another *Spring* like card. Check out the colors for this week....

Here is my take on it.....

The leaves in the background are from the PTI Turning A Leaf Set and the butterflies are from the
Butterfly Dreams Set. I inked the butterflies in Memento Black and colored them with these Copic Markers ~ BG000, B0000, B02, B06. The Satin Ribbon is from Martha Stewart and I added a Silver Button as well as some matching Scrapper's Floss.The DP in the background is from the SU Tangerine Tango Pattern Print Collection. I also added some scoring on the side and some Silver Pearls.  

Please make sure to check out the beautiful cards the rest of the Curtain Call Team created:

                                     Christina MacLaren ~ Seaglass & Sentiments
                                     Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
                                     Julie Lacey ~ Stamps & Taxes
                                     Laurel Seabrook  ~ Seabrook Designs
                                     Makiko Jones ~ MakInk Studio 
                                     Monika Davis ~ M.A.D. Stamper
                                     Piali Biswas ~ Touch of Creation
                                     Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage

and don't forget our February Guest Designer, Laurie Willison.

Thank you for swinging by today! Enjoy your day and I'll see you again on Tuesday :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I played:

7Kids College Fund #15 ~ Calling all Squares
4 Crafty Chicks #25 ~ Fairy/Angels/Butterflies
CCEE1107 ~ Scoring
Dutch Dare #100 ~ Sparkle/Glitter/or Bling

Saturday, February 19, 2011

ODBDSLC49, C4C75, I am the Way....and more!!!

Happy weekend everyone!

We are having fabulous weather here in Georgia. The temps climbed to *81 F* yesterday and we pretty much spend all day outside! Today we are heading to Sarah's *Allstar Tournament* games. We are playing against a few different counties...and my Sarah is very excited to play a few more games before it's all over! She has reached her age limit with her upcoming birthday and won't be able to join her Rec team next year! Kinda bitter sweet for her, but my big girl is ready to move on! She is turning 13 at the end of the month...HELP!  This afternoon I promised my two younger daughters to take them swimming. We have this fun *Splash at the Boro* Indoor Dome where they can wear themselves out!

Anyways, we have a fun challenge going on at the ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC49.
We are challenging you to *OVER STAMPING*!!! This means you add an image in the background and stamp a sentiment on top of it.....easy peasy! Come and play with us!!! Please make sure to read all the information on how to play along at the *ODBDSLC49* post!

I also combined my card today with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C75 ~ *Adding Dies* to your creations. How about playing both challenge??? Swing by the C4C blog for more info!

Here is my idea......

I decided to use one of my favorite ODBD Easter Sets called I am the Way. The Easter Lily was inked in Daffodil Delight and the Bible Verse was inked in Memento Black. My lilies are popping out of the ground too....I'm so excited...Spring is in the Air for sure!!! The Nestie I chose is the from the Lable Ten Collection. The top part of my card was embossed with the QuicKutz Stripes Folder and I added some
So Saffron DP on the bottom. The rest of my card was embellished with a punched out Flower Border, some Black & White Gingham Ribbon, a Black Button, Black Scrap Floss and some Black Pearls.

Before I forget....the layout of my card was inspired by this weeks Clean&Simple #128.

Now it's time to check out the Shining Light Team ~ Sabrina, Chris, Francie and Pat.

Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you get to enjoy some nicer warmer weather too! See you again tomorrow with another card! Hugs ~S~
Here are a few more challenges I played:

ScrapCreations ~ Spring Fever
Charisma Cardsz Challenges #7 ~ Spring has Sprung
Stamp'n Doodle ~ Recipe (Ribbon, Embossing and Bling)
Really Reasonable Ribbon's #18 ~ Spring has Sprung

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FTTC105 Best Wishes...and more!!!

Hello everyone!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a nice Valentine??? Our weekend was awesome!!! Sarah, our oldest had her basketball playoff game on Saturday and her team WON...YEAH.!!!! The last few seconds of the game were so dramatic I thought I pass out...LOL!!! Of course we had to celebrate this happy event.....and my Saturday was pretty much done. All the excitement wore me soon as I came home I took a 5 hour nap...!!! My girls are on Winter Break and thank goodness I only have to work half days this week...another yeah...LOL!!!

Okay, are you ready for a challenge??? Come and play this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC105 with us!!! Betty is our host and she is challenging us to add *THREE DIFFERENT PATTERN PAPERS*.

Wow, that was definitely a challenge for me...I'm *DP challenged*...LOL!!!

I used the gorgeous Humming Along Set and the sentiment is from the Fanciful Flourishes Set. The images were inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ YR0000, YR00, YR08, YR15, YR35, YG11 and G12, G21, G24.  The DP I used is from the SU So Saffron and Bermuda Bay Pattern Print Collection. The plain So Saffron DP was embossed with the SU Square Lattice Folder. Next I embellished the card with some White Satin Ribbon, a Silver Button with White Scrap Floss, my favorite Silver Pearls and of course some Glitter!!!

Of course I could not have pulled it all together without the fabbo CR84FN15 Color Challenge!!! This weeks colors were tough, but oh so gorgeous!!!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Tammy and our awesome February Guest Designer Laura Pryor!!!

Have a great week and I'll see ya soon! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I played:

Totally Stampalicious ~ Add Bling
OSAAT #49 ~Make it Pretty
Pixie Cottage #56 ~ Ribbon
DYSU #6 ~ Ribbon
Little Claire's #1 ~ Anything Goes
Stampin' with the Dragon ~ Anything Goes
Pear Tree #35 ~ Free for All
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Free and Easy
Phindy's Place #42 ~ Spring is on it Way!
Mami Doodles #26 ~ Flower card
Secret Crafter #121 ~ Stamped Flower
OLLCB #73 ~ For Someone Special
Stamping Vacation ~ Lots of Paper
Stampin' B's #97 ~ Add a bird
Delightful Challenge ~ Get Punchy
Incy Wincy #81 ~ Color Me Wonderful
Lollipop Crafts #26 ~ Fav Coloring Medium (Copic's)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

ODBDSLC48 Grow in Grace ....and more!!!

Happy Saturday again!

We have a fun theme going on at the ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC48. Chris challenged us to a "Have a H.E.A.R.T." recipe. You must use three of these ingredients.

                     H= Hemp
                     E= Embossing
                     A=Any Our Daily Bread Images or Sentiments
                     R= Ribbon or lace
                     T= Tearing or distressing

Here is my three choices are *Embossing, Ribbon and Distressing*.

I decided to use one of my older ODBD Set called Grow in Grace.  The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers.The background was embossed using a QuicKutz Retro Diamond Folder. I added a Doily, some PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Silver Pearls and a Silver Button with some White Scrap Floss.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team ~ Sabrina, Chris, Francie and Pat. Please make sure to stop by the ODBDSLC48 post to read on how you can play along as well!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Just in case you missed my C4C card..check it our right HERE!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Here are an few other challenges I played as well:

SNTODBD28 ~ Distressing
CCEE1106 ~ Embossing
Simon Says... ~ Show Embossing
Woodware USA #13 ~ Ribbon and/or Bows
Fuzzy Wuzzy #6 ~ Birthday Wishes

Friday, February 11, 2011

C4C74 Happy Valentine Day...and more!!!

Happy TGIF!

I'm ready for my weekend! This week was extremely long I think! Actually, I wish I could erase this really sucked! Sorry don't want to be a downer...LOL! Praying for a better one next week :) !!!

Anyway, keeping my mind of all this craziness I made a card for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C74. Angela is our new host this month and she is challenging us to  add *HEARTS* our cards/creations.

I just received this super duper adorable Flourishes Token of Affection Set. The sweet robot image :) has a few hearts on it !!! I also added a Heart Punched Border on the side.

Now it's time to hop on over to the C4C Blog to check out all the fabbo heart cards the entire team made!!!
Have a wonderful weekend...I'll be back with another card shortly! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenge I played:

Papertake  Weekly ~ Have a Heart
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ In Love with Valentine
Stamptacular Sunday #97 ~ Hearts Gone Wild
Dutch Dare #99 ~ Love is in the Air..Red, White, Pink
2 Sisters Challenge#25 ~ The World of Oyster...sponsered by my friend Judy!!!
Rainbow Lady's #139 ~ It's all about Love
My Time to Craft #127 ~ Hearts & Flowers
Spoon Full of Sugar #138 ~ Let's see some Love
Penny's Paper Crafty #46 ~ Hearts
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Valentine
Cupcake Craft #128 ~ Seeing Red
Just Add Ink #55 ~ Just Add Love

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FTTC104, CR84FN14 Life and Love.. and more!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Thank you so much for playing the Valentine challenge with us, we had such a great turn out and all of your creations were super AWESOME! This week we have another fun Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC104 for you!!! Maki is our host this week and she is challenging us to add *BUTTONS* to our cards/creations!

I love buttons and I have a LOT of them...!!! Here is my idea on the challenge.....

I used the beautiful sentiment from the brand new Hearts & Flowers Set and the heart is from the Fanciful Flourishes Set. The DP in the BG is from the Basic Grey Basic Manila Collection. I added a Round Doily in the BG and embellished the card with some PTI Razzleberry Fizz Stitched Ribbon, some sweet Pink Heart Trinkets, Silver Pearls, a Large Scalloped Border, a Border of Bubble Dots Ribbon and I bedazzled the heart with some Glitter.

My color inspiration is from this weeks CR84FN14 ~ using Light Pink, Bright Pink and Brown.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the Team ~ Cindy, DeeMaki, BettyTammy and our super talented February Guest Designer Laura Pryor!!!

Have a fabulous week and I'll see you soon!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a some other challenges I played as well:

Sew Many Challenges #42 - Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs #1 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Stamp It Out 
Belli Challenge #110 - Jewelry (I used Pearls & Buttons)
Dutch Dare #98 ~ Buttons
7Kids College Fund #14 ~ I {heart} you!
The Shabby Tea Room #48 ~ Sweet Hearts
Bee Crafty #47 ~ Hearts
Creative Cowgirls # 6 ~ Love is in the Air
Creative Craft World ~ Love card
Simon Says Stamp ~ Love is in the Air
Paper Crafting Journey #3 ~ Love is in the Air
The Paper Players  #33 ~ Love is in the Air
Bring Back Beautiful ~ With Love
Thrilling Thursday ~ Love
Allsorts #89 ~ Love Love Love
Incy Wincy #80 ~ Love
Raise the Bar #52 ~ Hearts
Basic Grey #37 ~ All Heart
Totally Stampalicious ~ Three Hearts
Penny's Paper Crafty #46 ~ Hearts a Flutter
Simply Create #36 ~  Give Your Heart Away
Pink Elephant #93 ~ Valentine
Blog a Doodle ~ Valentine or Love 
Digi Doodle Shop #45 ~ Valentines
Card Makin Mama's #14 ~ Valentines
Stampin For The Weekend #3 ~ Valentines
Secret Crafter #120 ~ Valentines
Prairie Fairy #45 - For A Sweetheart
Stamping Vacation Occasion Oasis ~ Valentines Day
Stamping Vacation Extra Extra ~ Sweethearts
Stamping Vacation No No ~ No Tags
Stamping Vacation Home Sweet Home ~ Romance
Create for Cards ~  Doilies

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Curtain Call Act 68 Lifes Moments....

Happy Sunday you all!

We had a fun, fun day yesterday...the girls had basketball picture day, games right after. Mimi felt good enough to take her team picture, but I didn't let her play the game. In the later afternoon we went to see the GSU Womens basketball game. Becca and Sarah won their games and so did the GSU Team...yeah! Right after the game we went to our favorite pizza place with our friends and celebrated the happy and very successful day :) !!!

Somewhere in between coming and going I created this card for this weeks Curtain Call Act #68. Here are the gorgeous colors Stacey chose....

Here is my quick take on it......

I decided to use the beautiful SU Elements of Style Set. The rose image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ R0000, R000, R00, RV00, R85, R23, YG11 and G24. I added some PTI Hibiscus Stitched Ribbon, a Silver Button and some matching Karen Foster Scrap Floss. At last I bedazzled my card with some Silver Pearls and Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Hope you like it :) ?!?!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the Curtain Call Team:

                                     Christina MacLaren ~ Seaglass & Sentiments
                                     Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
                                     Julie Lacey ~ Stamps & Taxes
                                     Laurel Seabrook  ~ Seabrook Designs
                                     Makiko Jones ~ MakInk Studio 
                                     Monika Davis ~ M.A.D. Stamper
                                     Piali Biswas ~ Touch of Creation
                                     Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage

and our super talented February Guest Designer, Laurie Willison.

Have a fabulous Sunday and have fun watching the Super Bowl!!!  I'll see you again soon...Hugs ~S~

ODBDSLC47 Happy One Year Anniversary!

Welcome to the ODBD Shining Light Challenge!

Today we are celebrating our first Anniversary...yeah!!!

Chris thought of a very fun task for you to do...choose any of the top 10 Challenges from the first year to create your easy is that???

Here are the Challenges from the past:

ODBDSLC22 - Distress it
ODBDSLC26 - Dies and Punches
ODBDSLC27 - Texture it
ODBDSLC28 - Forgotten Embellishments
ODBDSLC29 - Sparkle
ODBDSLC31 - Wing it
ODBDSLC32 - Leaves
ODBDSLC33 - Charm it
ODBDSLC34 - Three of Something
ODBDSLC43 - Something new something old

Here is my take on it ~ I added distressing, dies, forgotten embellishement, sparkle, wing it, something new something old ~ to my card.

My inspiration for this card came from this weeks VLVFeb Sketch. I used the beautiful Faith Set and the brand new to me Butterfly Corner. The images were inked in Memento Black and the butterfly was colored with Copic Markers. The edges of the Kraft CS were distressed. The DP is from the SU Poppy Parade Print Designer Collection. My forgotten embellishment is the matching PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon and Button! My sparkles were sprayed on with the Iridescent Glimmer Mist. Of course I have to mention the fabbo Spellbinder Dies....I love the Beaded Circle one the most :) !!!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the Shining Light Team ~ Sabrina, Chris, Francie and Pat.

Please check out on how to play along and what the rules are at this blog post ODBDSLC47!!!

Thank you for swinging by today!!! Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon:) !!! Hugs ~S~


Happy Thursday! Stopping by with a card for the new Inspired By .... Here is this weeks  #IB289 inspiration photo and a sketch .... I was in...