Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ice Cream Cone

This ice cream cone might look yummy, but you won't want to eat it. It's made out of play-dough. My 12 year old daughter is so excited about the Simon Says Children's challenge, that she can't stop crafting! :) It's been a lot of fun watching my children get crafty!

Snow Sweet

Here is another sweet card from my 12 year old daughter. She is using an image from Tiddly Inks and sentiment from Digital Delights. She colored the image with colored pencils and used some glitter snow on her earmuffs. She made the marshmallows puff, using a snow marker. The sentiment has glitter glue on it to look like ice cycles. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy! :)

She would like to enter in the following challenge:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Secret Release and Prize at Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

Crafty Sentiments has been showing off their lovely New Release stamps over at Crafty Sentiments Inspirations! Today Celine is giving us a wonderful tutorial on her calendar! You also have a chance to win this beautiful calendar, but you must be a follower of Crafty Sentiments Inspirations! :) So stop by, check out Celine's project and start following today!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Snowman Snowflake

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My 12 year old daughter cut this snowflake out and painted it with acrylic paint. The edges have little crosses, which I thought was awesome! She also had the idea to take two images and merge them together to make this cute snowman! She used two freebie images from Stamp Fairy. The Let it Snow sentiment and the two snowballs from the Mimi Winter set. She colored him with copic markers, adding a mouth, buttons, and arms. I am so glad you came by to see her craft! Have a blessed day!

She is entering in the following challenges:
Hobby House - Christmas
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick

Winter Igloo

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Alright, we are on a roll! :) My youngest daughter, 10 years old, and her older sister, 12 years old, made this crafty igloo! They used mini marshmallows and hot glue. Inside they placed a bare toilet paper roll to make the tunnel. They did such a great job and had fun doing it!! I love their igloo and am so pleased with them also! It is fun to see your children's creativity flow! :) Thanks for stopping by!

They are entering in the following challenges:

Bird on a Snowboard

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Hi everyone! I'm back with another one of my children's cards. This card was made by my 12 year old daughter. She wanted to use the cute image Snowboard Birdie from 2CuteInk. She chose the sentiment from Digital Delights Winter Ticket Sentiment set. She colored the image with markers and colored pencils. She matted the image with red cardstock and used a couple of snowflakes from my stash. We made a bow using some ribbon also from my stash. She did such a fabulous job! I'm so pleased with her Birdie card! Thanks for stopping by! :)

She would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon
Creative Corner - Cute Critter
Hobby House - Christmas
Red Carpet Studio - Card with an animal
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick

Penguin in the Snow

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Hi all! This time I'm posting an awesome card created by my son. He is 7 years old and used the image Snowball Penguin from 2CuteInk. He also chose the sentiment from Digital Delights Snow Sentiment set. He colored the image with markers and add some "snow" using a snow marker that puffs as you apply heat to it with your heating tool. I'm so pleased with how his card turned out. He worked hard on it and did it all on his own. :) I hope you enjoy his card today!

He is entering in the following challenges:
Creative Corner - Cute Critter
Hobby House - Christmas
Red Carpet Studio - Card with an animal
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick

Make it Girly

Hi everyone! It's time for another awesome challenge at Crafty Sentiments! This week we are making those Girly cards or projects! I am using Jasmin Feathers. She's so lovely! I colored her with copics and used some flocking on her boa and liquid pearls on her necklace, shoes, headband, and on the embossed paper. The die cut is spellbinders floral ovals. I used three Die-namics dies; butterflies, rolled flowers, and mini rolled roses. I added shabby white frantage around my image and on a couple of the flowers. I used Paper Studio Intricate swirl for the embossing. I had the ribbon and feather in my stash. And lastly, I added a red pearl brad inside the rolled flower. Thanks for stopping by today! Please join us in our Make it Girly challenge at Crafty Sentiments! :) Can't wait to see your fabulous creations!

You can see the flocking and frantage better. You can also see the few pieces that went astray as I was heating it up. Ooops! :)

I am entering in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Use it Tuesday - Trends (used Frantage and some glitter DP from my stash)
Rhedd and Rosies - Use red
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon (red sparkly ribbon)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
CMC - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts - Butterflies
Card Makin' Mamas - Black, white, and one other
Lacy Sunshine - Girls, girls, girls
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile it on - Designer paper (sparkly DP)
Artistic Inspirations - Swirly Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Dotty (liquid pearl dots)
Paper Nest Dolls - Shaped card
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Use pearls
Happy Campers - Use a stamp
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bank Holiday Sale at Crafty Sentiments

Hi all! Well, it seems if you live in the UK you have a Bank Holiday today! Lucky dogs! :) Crafty Sentiments has a special deal today only! If you are a Facebook follower and buy any of their stamps from the website, Suzette will send you one for FREE!
To get this offer, include in the note section of your order, Facebook! :)
Happy Shopping!! Whoo Hoo!

ATC Swap and Blog Hop!

Hi crafty friends! Happy Monday! Today is a fabulous day! Firstly, because today is a day the Lord has made! :) Secondly, because Incy Wincy has an extra special challenge for you this week!

Create an ATC

We have planned our very first ATC SWAP with a BLOG HOP! 

Here is how it works! If you play in our ATC challenge this week you have the option to swap your ATC with another person entering the challenge! If you would like to swap put an asterisk (*) after your name. You will send your ATC to the person below you who has an * after their name. The first person that wants to swap will receive their ATC from the last person that wants to swap. So send your ATC to the person below you and receive an ATC from the person above you. :) Make sure you have a way of communication on your blog so swappers can email you and get your address. Please send your ATC's out as soon as you can to make this fun for everyone!! :)

Now onto the Blog Hop! Comment on everyone's posts in the Blog Hop and win prizes along the way!! I am giving away one ATC with goodies to 2 lucky people! Please comment on all Blogs to win and put your name below in the linky. I will choose the winners Monday morning and post them on my blog! 
Here is the Blog Hop order:



Karen C
Nikki F

Thank you so much for joining us this week! Can't wait to see all of your ATC's!!

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Spring or Autumn
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon

ATC using Poinsettia

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
Digi Sketch - Vintage
Hobby House - Christmas
Pile it on - Designer Paper

And my favorite ATC (it has Audrey Hepburn) using Magnolia

I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Eureka - Sentiment
Paper Makeup Stamps - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - Use your scraps
Country View - Quotations or sayings
Paper Playtime - Use Pearls
Whimsical Wednesday - Add glitter
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes

Prize for this challenge is 3 digi's from

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Princess Mask

Crafty Sentiments has an awesome New Release this month! Check out these fabulous images at Crafty Sentiments Inspirations! This image is Princess Mask. Isn't she gorgeous! Stop by and see all the amazing projects from this New Release!
So onto my card.....well, have you ever had one of those days where you had a certain idea for your card in mind and then it just didn't happen. I started with a gatefold card and wanted it to open to a beautiful scene of this princess entering her ball. Well, it just didn't work the way I had hoped. So I chose to keep it simple. :) I used a chandelier from Justinklined. I colored the images with my copics and added some flowers from I Am Roses. I used some feathers from my stash and ribbon from 3GirlJam. Thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - 3 of something (feathers)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes

Monday, August 19, 2013

One Layer card using Princess Zella

Good morning crafty friends! We have been enjoying some gorgeous weather here in NW Missouri! I hope you have too. :)

Today is a new challenge over at Incy Wincy! We want you to try out 

One Layer Cards!!

It may sound scary, but it was actually really fun! Our sponsor is Saturated Canary who if offering 2 free digi's to the winner! Now I know you will want to jump in! Here is my card using Princess Zella. She is absolutely gorgeous! I just had to color her! I used the Paint program to make the painted words, then copied and pasted them beside Zella. Then I was able to print it all out on one sheet! I hope you will give this a try and join us at Incy Wincy this week! :) 
Be Blessed

I am entering in the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Sweet Stampin' - Bold and beautiful
Pile it on - No design paper
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
CMC - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosies - Use red

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Stamp Club Kit

Check out Crafty Sentiments new stamp club kit! You have until Aug. 21st to pre order! You will receive an A4 sheet mounted with a new character, Isobel, from the Lollipop Dreams collection!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blowing Bubbles

Hi crafty friends! I got a new die cut and had to use it for our new challenge at Crafty Sentiments! We want you to use your Punches/Dies! This die is Spellbinder Floral Ovals and the circles were cut with the cricut. The image is Primrose Blowing Bubbles and the sentiment is found in the Spring Sentiment set. I colored Primrose with copics and added glossy accents to the bubbles. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and I Am Roses. I am so glad you dropped by today! Please join us this week in showing all those fabulous punches and die cuts!

Copics used:
Sky: B000, C5, C3, C1
Grass: G40, G43, G46
Dress: R81, R83, R85, BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Your awesome prize this week!
I am entering in the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine - Anything goes
 The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
FabnFunky - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Dieing to punch
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Favorite embellishment (flowers)
Pile it on - Outdoors
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Make the cut

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lizabeth Gatsby

Good morning! I hope your weekend was fabulous! My twins turned 12 over the weekend! Crazy! We spent all day at the zoo. It was a fun day! Speaking of fun, we have a new challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs today! We would love to see you make a Gate Fold card. You can find a tutorial here. Our awesome sponsor is Lacy Sunshine! I used the beautiful image Lizabeth - Gatsby. I loved coloring her. I embellished with some frantage, liquid pearls, key hole, ribbon flower, feathers, pearls, mini paper clip, heart charm, and pink ribbon. The papers are actually from little vintage sacks. Thanks for dropping in today! I hope you will join us at Incy Wincy this week! Be Blessed

the inside:

I am entering in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Bingo (Layers, ribbon, embossing)
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo inspiration plus metal
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Step back in time
TTCRD - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Spooled Items
Craft-room - Heat embossing
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favorite color combo (pink and aqua)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - More than one fold
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with pearls
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything goes with sentiment
MilkCoffee - Show off your coloring
Lacy Sunshine - Favorite things (copics, metal embellishments, pearls, frantage)
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Bingo (Sentiment, die cut, embossing) the image and mat were cut using my cricut