Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FTTC115 My turn....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I'm thrilled to be hosting this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC115 Challenge! I created this Sketch for you to try...hope you like it and play along!?!

Here is my take on it....

I decided to use the beautiful Berry Sweet Set today. Aren't the blueberries yummy??? I inked the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers. The background was created with the Circled Beaded Spellbinder Die. Next I added the White Cotton Lace and the Brown/White Gingham Ribbon with a matching Button. At last I *ink distressed* the edges with the Memento Desert Ink Pad and added the Chocolate Kaiser Pearls. Okay, now it's your turn!!!

Before you play along please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, Betty and Tammy. Please don't forget to check out our super talented April Guest Designer Pattie Goldman!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by again! I'm looking forward seeing your ideas! Hugs ~S~
Here are a few more challenges:

Joyful Stamper #3 ~ Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles #22 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Creative Friday #42 ~ Anything Goes
Shelly's Images ~ Show us what you got
Paper Sundaes #66 ~ Sundae Bar (Pearls & Die Cuts)
Southern Girls ~ Green and Blue
Crafty Pad #118 ~ Circles
Stampacular Sunday #108 ~ Pile it On
Incy Wincy #91 ~ Buttons & Bows
Totally Gorjuss #77 ~ Bling it On!
Top Tip Tuesday #13 ~ Square Challenge

MMSC101 Just Because....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's Madness Midnight Sketch time! Hope you'll have a chance to play along?!? Check out all the info down below....

Enter one style or both this week.
Please make sure to check out the winners from last weeks Sketch at the MMSC blog!!! 
Our MMSC101 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
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**Our April Monthly sponsor is....
Month End Prize is a $100 Gift Certificate Wow!!
Thank you Shawne
Here is this my take on this weeks Sketch:

I had the opportunity to select an image from my own stash and decided to use my favorite PTI Butterfly Dreams Set. I thought it was the perfect match for this CAS Sketch! The sentiment is from the PTI Giga Guide Set. The only extra thing I did is the scoring above and below the image....voila!

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team:
                             CHARLOTTE * DENISE * GUNN * LINDA * PHYLLIS 


Have a wonderful week and I'll be back with my Flourishes card shortly!!! See ya then..hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I played as well:

The Shabby Tea Room #59 ~ Butterfly Wishes
Totally Gorjuss #77 ~ Bling it on 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

CR84FN25 Hello Friend...

Happy Easter everyone!

I can't believe it, but today is my last gig as a Guest Designer over at Mona's fabulous CR84FN Color Challenge! I had a blast and I want to thank Mona and her fabbo team for inviting me this month! THANK YOU LADIES!!! I will continue stalking you :) all!!!

Of course, Mona has chosen another to die for color theme...check it out....

Here is my idea....

I just received my new PTI order and of course I had to show of my favorite Stamp Set from this months release. As soon as I saw all the awesome ideas from the Chevron Stripes I knew I had to have it...I thought it one pretty groovy background stamp..LOL!  The colors I used are SU Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade Ink. I simply added a doily in the background and inked the new PTI Think Big Favorite sentiment onto the Label 17 Spellbinder Die and embellished the card with some matching Ribbon, Prima Flowers and some matching Gems.

Please make sure to check out the CR84FN team for all their fabulous ideas on this color combo ~ Mona, Heather, Stephanie, Sue, Andrea, Suzanne, Deborah and Lisa.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and I hope you get to spend some fun times with your families! I'll be back again on Tuesday hosting the FTTC105 Challenge...hope to see you then!!! Hugs ~S~

Saturday, April 23, 2011

ODBDSLC58, C4C84 Happy Easter....and more!

Happy Easter weekend everyone!

I hope you will get to spend this wonderful holiday with your family. We are staying home and we'll enjoy going to church and watching the girls participating in the *Easter Egg Hunt*...love watching them...LOL!

It's time again for a new ODBD Shining Light ~ ODBDSLC58 Challenge. Chris has created this awesome Sketch for us to try and I hope you'll have a chance to play along. Please note this challenge will last 2 weeks!!!

I also added this weeks C4C84 theme to my card which is to create a *Easter* card. Please stop by the C4C blog to check out all the fab ideas the *Crazies* had.

Here is my idea...I flipped the layout to the side.

I told you I'm in the *purple* mood lately.....and I just had to use it on this card again. The DP is from the PTI Guide Lines Collection and so is the Ribbon as well as the CS I used to punch out the MS Butterflies. The tag was created with the ODBD Tag Die. I added the Fleur de Lis Border Set and the sentiment from the Daffodil Tag Set. To finish the card off I added the the PTI Medium Scalloped Border which I scored, the Prima Flowers and the Silver Pearls...voila!

Please make sure to check out the ODBDSLC team for their gorgeous ideas on the Sketch ~ Sabrina, Chris, FranciePat and please help us say farewell to our March/April Guest Designer Lori.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend and please remember the true meaning of this holiday! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FTTC114 Fresh Picked.....

Hi everyone!

Cindy is hosting this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC114. She has fun Color Challenge for you to try....please use these colors ~ *Blue, Yellow and Brown* as your main colors on your project this week! Have fun playing along :) !!!

Here is my idea......I chose - SU Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip!

I finally had a chance to ink up the fabbo Flourishes Seeds of Friendship Set. Isn't it awesome??? The DP in the background is from the SU Windsor Collection and I embossed it with the SU Fancy Tulip Folder. The image was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and I also *ink distressed* all the edges with some PTI Chai Ink. Next I embellished the card with some Gingham Ribbon, a SU Antique Brad, some Halfback Pearls and the Prima Flowers....voila quick and simple!

As always please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, Betty and Tammy.
Please don't forget to check out our super talented April Guest Designer Pattie Goldman!!!

Have a great day and I'll see you soon...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I'll be linking my card to:

Aud Sentiment ~ Anything Goes
Art Impression #12 ~ Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #30 ~ Open Challenge
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Free and Easy
Totally Papercrafts #62 ~ Springtime
Gem of Challenge #19 ~ Pearls/and or Swirls
Craftes and Me #30 ~ Ribbon
Crafty Ann's #38 ~ Raise a Smile
House of Gillis ~ Striped and Bling
2 Sisters #35 ~ Bingo (Ribbon, Gems/Pearls and Flowers)
StampInsanity #55 ~ Flower Power
Pile it On # 16 ~ Use Rubber/or Acrylic Stamps
Paper Sundaes #65 ~ Texture
The Crazy Challenge #63  ~ Friendship

MMSC100 Hoppy Easter....and more!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's time for a new Midnight Madness Sketch. We are actually reached the *MMSC100*...how cool is that??? Please make sure to stop by the MMSC blog for all the details on this weeks Sketch....there is lots of info waiting for you!!!

I decided to use the CAS layout.....hope you like it?

I created a fun Easter card...the super duper sweet *Easter Bunny* digi image from Shawne's Studio 313 Exclusive Designs. Isn't it darling???

Can you tell my girls love a pink bunny??? I started out with the DP from the SU Blushing Bride Collection. I scored the left side of the second cardstock to add a little bit more interest :) !!! Next I added the bunny image, the sentiment, the Satin Ribbon and the Silver Pearls....voila!

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~

                             CHARLOTTE * DENISE * GUNN * LINDA * PHYLLIS 


Thank you for stopping by today...if you like come back soon...I'll have my Flourishes posted shortly! See ya then...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more fun challenges my card fits to:

Pink Elephant #98 ~ Color Challenge
Little Red Wagon ~ Easter
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Easter Eggstravaganza
Sentimental Sunday #51 ~ Celebrate Spring or Easter
BasicGrey #42 ~ Easter/Spring
CYDA #18 ~ Easter
Simply Create #41 ~ Egg-stra Special
Creative Belli #15 ~ Eggs and Bunnies
Tellen's Place ~ Easter
Catch the Bug ~ Easter
Shannon's Sentiments #22 ~ Easter
Shabby Tea Room #58 ~ How Egg-cellent
Kaboodle Doodles #63 ~ Spring/ Easter
Kraft Journal ~ Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2011

CR84FN24 I comfort you.....

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far??? We have been busy....we were watching a
Volleyball game here on campus yesterday...GSU was playing a friendly game against GA State. Right after the game my oldest daughter Sarah and I went to see the pageant at her Middle School. All the girls were just beautiful!!! It was really interesting to watch and I think my Sarah wants to participant next year too....I can't wait to see her walking across the stage :) !!!
Anyway, moving on to Mona's fabulous CR84FN24 color combo....here are this weeks colors.....

Here is my take in it....

I used the beautiful brand new ODBD Mother's Day Set. My card started out with some PTI Vintage Cream CS. My second CS was scored and I layered it with a triangle cut from this BasicGrey Hello Lucious DP. Next I added the doily and inked with the PTI Chamomile to take off the bright white shine.
I inked the sentiment onto the Label One Spellbinder Die plus the PTI Vintage Label image and embellished it with some Halfback Pearls. At last I added the Aqua Prima Flowers, the PTI Satin Aqua Ribbon with a matching Button and some Vanilla Scrapper's Floss.

Please make sure to check out the CR84FN team....I know they will inspire you with their gorgeous ideas ~ Mona, Heather, Stephanie, Sue, Andrea, Suzanne, Deborah and Lisa. Hope you willl give these awesome colors a try?!?

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

Saturday, April 16, 2011

ODBDSLC57, C4C83 Happy Easter....and more!

Happy weekend!

Do you have anything fun planned? We'll most likely stay at home. The weather is a bit unpredictable this weekend and I think we'll just concentrate on cleaning, doing laundry and hopefully some stampin' :) !!!

If you have some spare time how about playing two really fun challenges??? The first one is the ODBD Shining Light ~ ODBDSLC57. The challenge this week is to create a card/project *WITHOUT ANY COLORING*. You may sponge a background or use colored ink to stamp an image but NO coloring!!!

The second challenge is the Crazy for Challenges ~ C4C83. The task is to create an *Easter Gift*.... make a basket, a box or whatever you wish. Please stop by the C4C blog for all the details.

Here is my idea on both challenges....

I used the beautiful Easter Set from ODBD called I am the Way... This time I used the smaller image from this Set and inked it in SU Peach Parfait. The DP is also from the SU Peach Parfait Collection. The upper part of my card was scored and I added the matching Ribbon as well as a matching Button. I embellished the card a bit more with some Scrapper's Floss, a  punched out MS Border, MS Butterfly and lots of Silver Pearls. The basket was created with the SU.......... Die.  The handle was punched with the same MS Punch and I added some SU Flower Brads on each side.  I pretty much included the same elements as on the card....plus the yummy candy :) !!!

Now it's your turn, but be for you go check out the rest of the ODBD team with their ideas ~ Sabrina, Chris, FranciePat and our Guest Designer Lori.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get a chance to play...hugs ~S~ 

Here are a few more challenges I played:

Stampin' Royalty #67 ~ Spring has Sprung
Pattie's Creation  #19 ~ Easter or Spring
7 Kids College Fund #19 ~  Easter & Spring
Little Red Wagon ~ Easter
Stampin' for the Weekend #7 ~ Easter
Tuesday Throwdown #44 ~ Sparkle and Bling
DYSU #15 ~ Scallops
Aud Sentiment #26  ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

FTTC113 Be still and know....

Hello again!!!

This is my second post for the day....if you are looking for my MMSC99 card please scroll down or click right HERE.

Today I'm happy to share another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC113 Challenge with you. Dee is our host this week and she is challenging us to *FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE*.

Here is my idea....

I just had to use the newly released Flourishes Set Lenten Rose....isn't it gorgeous! I truly love all the fabulous images Marcella designs and this one is another winner for sure!!! I inked the image in Memento Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R0000, RV000, RV00, R21, R81, B0000, BV000, B00, Y15 and C1. I found this sweet Pink/White Ribbon at Michael's this weekend and I embellished it with a matching Button as well as some matching Pink Scrapper's Floss. At last I added the punched out SU Scalloped Trim Border on the top and the small Silver Pearls.

Please make sure you check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, Betty and Tammy. Please don't forget to check out our super sweet April Guest Designer Pattie Goldman....yeah!

Have a fabulous day and I'll be back on Thursday...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I've played:

Dutch Dare ~ Spring Has Sprung
Simon Says ~ It's time for Spring 
If the Shoe Fits ~ Spring is in the air
The Rubber Cafe ~ Springtime
Freshly Brewed ~ Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Spring Has Sprung
The Crazy Challenge ~ Easter
Reasonal Ribbon ~  Die Cuts or Punches/Ribbon
Pile it On ~ Say it in style

MMSC99 Thank you.....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's time for a new Midnight Madness Sketch ~ MMSC99. We have another great sponser and lots of info to share!!!

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC98 Gold Star Award goes to...

#23 Amy White

 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...

#1 An
#22 Gro
#25 Sue Drees

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC98 Weekly Bonus Winner is...

36. Julia

Please contact Priscilla with your info to claim your Prizes!!! :)
Our MMSC99 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
https://doodlepantry.com/ Laurie
list of prize total $34 retail worth:
1 pkg of Say it with Studs
1 pkg of Say it with pearls
1 pkg of mini pearls
1 pkg bright basic grey buttons
1 pkg neutrals basic grey buttons
1 pkg Stampin Up dimensionals
1 pkg mini glue dots
3 rolls of 15 yd each ribbons (colors: kiwi, caribbean, navy)
Wow..thank you for this amazing prize!!
**Our April Monthly sponsor is....
I am simply thrilled and so thankful to be able to sponsor The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  Doodle Pantry has a wide variety of whimsical characters as well as realistic scenery, floral images, scriptures and a small selection of digitally pre-colored images.  My digital doodles have a special place in my life, and I enjoy the opportunity to share them with everyone at affordable prices.
Month End Prize is a $100 Gift Certificate Wow!!
Thank you Shawne
Here is my take on the CAS Sketch.....

I used the beautiful Snapdragon digi from Doodle Pantry. After printing the image I colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R0000, RV000, R11, R81, YR11, G21. The long panel in the background was scored and I added some PTI Hibiscus Ribbon, some Silver Cord and a matching Button. At last I embellished the card with a MS Butterfly, some Silver Pearls and Glitter.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the MMSC team ~



Thank you for swinging by today...I'll be back with my Flourishes card shortly! See ya then...hugs ~S~

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Today I have a very special card for you...and for our CR84FN team member Sue Lelli. Sue will be celebrating her birthday this week and the entire team is surprising her with a birthday card! SURPRISE!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE...hope you will have a fabulous one :) !!! 

Before I tell you all about my card I want to show you the fabulous CR84FN23 colors Mona has created for you all......check them out!!!

Here is my take on it....

Did I mention that I love my fabulous new ODBD Fancy Labels Set and the matching Spellbinder Label 17 Dies?!?! I thought it worked perfectly to display the sentiment from the ODBD Happy Birthday Set.
The DP in the background is from the SU Blushing Bride Collection. The embossing was created with the SU Framed Tulip Folder. Next I added a punched out SU Scallop Trim Border, some small, medium and large Halfback Pearls, some Pink Satin Ribbon with a SU Antique Brad and the fabulous Prima Roses. Hope you like it?

As always thank you soooooo much for stopping by today! Please make sure to swing by the CR84FN23 blog post to see all the gorgeous birthday creations or swing by the teams individual blogs ~  Mona, Heather, Stephanie, Sue, Andrea, Suzanne, Deborah and Lisa.

Have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you again on Tuesday!!! Hugs ~S~

Friday, April 8, 2011

ODBDSLC56, C4C82 Hear My Voice....and more!!!

Happy weekend!

Time is flying by when you are having fun :) !!! Hope you have something fun planned? I'll be probably take the girls down to Savannah and swing by Michael's.....haven't been there in forever!

My card today is for this weeks ODBD Shining Light ~ ODBSLC56 as well as the C4C82. Starting with the ODBSCL....the challenge today is *NO RIBBON* allowed on your card. You may use lace, hemp, cording or string...but NO ribbon!!!

The Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C82 is a *Color Combo* today using Brown, Green and Vanilla.  Make sure to check out all the fabbo cards over at the C4C blog.

Here is my take on both challenges.....

I decided to use my new goodies....from the the Fancy Labels Set and the matching Label 17 Spellbinder Die. The colors I used are SU Pear Pizzazz, Early Expresso and Vanille Cream CS. I embellished my card with some scoringCotton Lace, Pear Pizzazz DP, Antique Brad, Brown Pearls, MS Border Punch and the Prima Flowers.

Please make sure to check out the beautiful cards the rest of the ODBDSCL team created ~ Sabrina, Chris, FranciePat and our Guest Designer Lori.

Have a fabulous weekend! See you again tomorrow :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I've played:

Pile it on #14 ~ Romantic and Fancy
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #42 ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ Anything goes
Craft Your Passion #52 - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations #49 ~ Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air ~ Lets' use flowers
Crazy Challenge #61 ~Just Add Flowers
My Partner in Crafting Crime #24 ~ Layer it up
Anything Goes #38 ~ Pearls
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything but Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon #21 ~ Use Dies or Punch
Mami Doodle #23 ~ Use Punch or Die


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...