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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

School Theme - CCEE

The challenge for the CCEE stampers this week was to use a school theme.    I colored this Squigglefly Shy Bear image and had no idea where I was going next with my card.  I grabbed my scrap bags and started digging for paper, this is what I came up with.  I know you are probably wondering how I ever passed Home Economics with this sewing.   Actually I am wondering that too.  ~grin~   Believe it or not, I actually made myself dresses in Home Ec and not one of them fell off of me due to defective sewing like the sewing that is displayed here.  What do you think of my Faux tag?  I thought it was nice for something different.    I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Shy Bear - Just a note card.   We would love for you to play  along with our challenge and don't forget to take a peek at what the team members have made for this challenge over at  CCEE Stampers Blog.

Thanks, for taking a look today.

CCEE Stampers Blog - Back to School
lollipopcrafts blog - Back to School
Marker Pop - Back to School
Tammys Scrappin Corner -  anything goes, lots of layers
Pile it On Blog - P - pencil, polka dots
Raise the Bar -  Back to school
Simply Create Too - back to school

Twisted gold and white

This card was made for the Twisted Sisters Challenge this week, issued by Lesley.  She challenged us to make a white card, use lace and add a touch of gold.   I know  you are wondering where the lace is.   I used the lacy butterfly die.  Anyone is welcome to join this challenge, upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers and use the key words TSC0831.

Thanks, for coming here today to view my card.  Hope you liked it.

Secret Crafter -  White on white except for image

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sneak Peek with Fall Colors

Are you ready for fall?  Well, it certainly is not that far off.  We have had such a hot summer that a lot of people have said they were ready for fall.  Now that it is almost upon us, I wonder if they still feel the same since we know that winter won't be far behind.   As summer time is coming to an end, everyone is thinking about school time and fall is soon approaching, Holly over at the  Squigglefly Blog is giving us a couple of choices for this weeks challenge-- we are to choose embellishments that make her think of SCHOOL or FALL.  Think of Leaves, Scarecrows, Pumpkins, or Fall Colors, or go with School themes goodies.  It doesn't have to be a school or fall theme card, it just needs to use school or fall theme embellishments  somewhere on it to qualify.  I chose to use fall colors and and give you a sneak peek of a new Squigglefly image called "Leafy-Dweeblinks" by Squigglefly's newest artist, Keith Williams.  This image is not in the store yet, but it will be soon.

The Squigglefly team would love for you to join the challenge with us.   You do not have to use a Squigglefly image to win the challenge, but if you do, your name will go in the drawing twice. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chardonnay Pig - Squigglefly

Here is a cute Squigglefly image by Suzanne Urban, "This little piggy had Chardonnay".  Don't you just love her choice of jammers?  LOL  I think she had just one too many glasses of Chardonnay before bed time, her face looks a little flushed.  I am entering this card in the Outlawz  CAS challenge, for today.  We were suppose to put an animal on our cards and keep it CAS style.

Thanks for coming by today.  Hope you come back again soon.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clean and Simple - Rain

The ways to use it challenge on Split Coast Stampers today is to use clouds.   My image, "Blessed Rain", a Squigglefly image was perfect to use with the clouds.   I have a hard time doing CAS and I had planned on using ribbon and patterned paper, but the more I worked with the card, I liked it just plain and simple.

This also works for an Outlawz  water related  challenge.

Thanks, for coming by today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Taking Good Notes Is Important

The CAS challenge on SCS this week is to make a card that is related to back to school.
I thought  this Squigglefly  image "Shy Bear-Just a Note" was perfect for this challenge.  Shy Bear is taking good notes so he will know all the answers on his test.  I did a little doodling around my image, not sure that was a good move, but it is there. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Splitcoast Stampers -  CAS back to school
Outlawz - back to school
Marker Pop - Back to school

Just To Say Hello

This week Gloria Westerman brings us our Paper Cupcakes challenge and would like to see us make a card/project to a new teacher, neighbor, friend...etc. anybody you want to just say hello to.....

You do not need to use one of our digital images to play along, but of course we would love to see a Paper Cupcakes image used. Please note: Everyone that uses a Paper Cupcake's image will be entered into the drawing twice to win.

If you don't have a Paper Cupcake's image and would like to use one you can find the below freebie image "Greetings" found HERE.  This will only be available for 48 hours.  You can always pick your own out at the Paper Cupcake's store which you can find HERE.

Thanks for stopping in today, I love having visitors.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Singing in the Rain

Isn't this just the cutest little chick, ever?   This is a Squigglefly image called, "Singing in the Rain".
I made this for a Outlawz Challenge  and we were to make something that pertained to water.   It is also for the challenge at Sketch and Stash blog.  I thought this was a fun sketch and decided to join in.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Sketch and Stash   -  Sketch
Outlawz - water

Animal Print Santa Paws

 The challenge from Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal's over at Squigglefly is to to a technique.   It can old, new, favorite or any that you like. I chose this Christmas Beagle by Marla Shega, I have always loved this sweet little face.   I saw animal print paper, envelopes and stickers at HL last week.  I paper pieced the present and on the pompom  of Santa Paw's hat, I used a bauble sticker for the pom pom.
You can find this and other cute images at the Squigglefly store.

This is also for the CCEE Stampers challenge this week.  We were challenged to do some paper piecing.  Be sure and stop by the CCEE Stampers blog and see what the other  team members have prepared for this challenge.  

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoy seeing this cook little puppy.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I deserved the Smack I got today

God struck this selfish  gal upside of the head this morning. Not enough to hurt, but enough to get my attention.  Thank you, Lord, I needed that. I think I don't have time to make a card for an adorable little boy who is going through so much in his life. So what if I am busy, so what if I have other deadlines, so what if  my house needs to be cleaned for a birthday party tomorrow, so what if I don't make a perfect card, it really doesn't matter. This little guy is fighting for his life and I think I have problems.   This is not a perfect card and God told me that James does not care, it just might put a smile on that little face.  James likes pirates so I chose this pirate ghost from Paper Cupcakes.

This card was made for the Teapot challenge on Split Coast Stampers.

A sweet friend sent me this fence for Halloween cards and it fits perfectly for this card. Thank you, friend.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a great weekend

Friday, August 17, 2012

MFP Faux Patina Technique and TSC Childhood Memory

Pat G. over at Speedy Fox has prepared a great tutorial on doing the Faux Patina Technique.  I have never done this technique, but it  was pretty easy and I think my first one turned out pretty good.   You can take a look at Pat's tutorial if you are interested in learning this pretty technique.

 The Twisted Sisters challenge for today was to make a card that reminded you of your childhood. I chose this I Love Lucy stamp. I can remember, way back when, the family would all gather in the living room to watch TV. They had some really great shows back then like Leave it To Beaver, Mary Tyler Moore, I Love Lucy and more. We did not have air conditioning then, yes, that was in the olden days, any way the windows were open in the summer. My mom would laugh hysterically at these funny shows. Any one walking down the side walk probably wondered what was so funny at our house. Those were great days when the family gathered around the tv and we all watched the show. Today, it seems parents and kids are always texting or playing games on the phone or computer while the family is doing things together. There were lots of good times back in those days gone by.
Thanks, for stopping in today to see what was going on in Boxertown.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CCEE - Marker direct to Stamp Technique

Anne Harmon is giving us another challenge for the CCEE Stampers. this time round it's a technique type challenge .... using marker direct to your rubber stamp.   I chose to use a stamp I have never made a card with.  It is from Stampin' Up, "Dreams DuJour".

We'd love to have you play along. All you have to do is create something using the above challenge, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword CCEE1233

Thanks for stopping in today.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beautiful MFP Color Challenge

The challenge over at Mark's Finest Paper Friends of Speedy TV  is to make a card using pink, light green with either cream or gray.  The stamp I used is from MFP, Country Christmas.   I used Basic Gray paper from Stampin Up, but it looks black in this picture, the designer paper My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper.  I am in love with this color combo, I really like it.  

Thanks, for stopping in today to take a look at my card.

Monday, August 13, 2012

MFP Rose

I made this card for a couple of Mark's Finest Papers challenges.   Speedy Fox and Friends has a challenge to make a card with dots.   Friends of Speedy TV has a challenge to use chalks on your card.   When I first started making cards, I used chalks.   I have not had my chalk out in years.  I tried to blend the green colors for the leaves.

I hope you are having a great Monday.  Thanks, for coming by.

3 layer Dip at Squigglefly

Over at Squigglefly this week Holly's Hobbist's have challenged that we make a 3 layer dip card.
You can put 3 or more layers on your card.  I chose to use this image "Clucky" by Mike Eustis.   I love this image, not only is it cute, it is really fast to color and you can make a cute card in no time.  I wanted to do some chicken tracks around my image to give it some character.  I used K & C papers, a embellishment from my friend, Mudder, and I colored with copics.  

I hope you will join us over at the Squigglefly blog for our challenge.  You do not have to use a Squigglefly image, but we would love it if you did.  We have freebies over at the Squigglefly store
or you can look through the images and pick your own.   You could win a free digi if you play the challenge.

Thanks for stopping in today.

Squigglefly- 3 layer dip
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
 Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Hiding in My Craftroom - use scraps
Songbird Challenges - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - bright colors

Friday, August 10, 2012

Speedy TV Tutorial

Tammylee Newberry did a Speedy TV Tutorial on vellum stamping.  I did this technique a long time ago and had actually forgot about it.   I used a frosted vellum  for my Mark's Finest Paper barn.   I think this is my favorite MFP stamp.   This is a quick and easy technique, you can see the tutorial on mfpspeedytv.

Thanks  for stopping by today.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shaped Card

Lois gave the CCEE Stampers a challenge this week to make a shaped card.
I like the round scalloped cards so here is mine.   I needed a birthday card so I chose to use
a Stampin Up set that is new in this catalog, "Your Amazing".  I thought the Graphic 45
paper was a perfect choice for this.  Why don't you stop by the  CCEE Stampers blog and check out our challenge.  We would love for you to join us.

Thanks, for stopping by.

TSC, Christmas card -swap card

Good morning, I hope you all are having a lovely Wednesday morning.  I have one cup of coffee down and ready for a refill, so mine is good.

This is a card I made for our Twisted Sister challenge this week.  Tater gave the challenge, she wanted us to make a ocean card and one stipulation was no pink.   Tate hates pink, I love pink so I am always giving her a hard time about the pink.  I finally named the pinks I use Tater pink and I tell her that is different than regular pink.  I wasn't thinking or I would have put three pink boats on here.  ~grin~  I have fun with the banter with Tater about pink.  She will be thrilled that she does not have to wear her anti pink goggles to look at this one.  I am not sure if these boats are big enough to be in the huge ocean, but that is the good thing about making cards, it can be anything we want it to be.

Anything challenge - Summer days 
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge: By the sea.

Here is a card that I made for a monthly card swap with my stamping friends.  We were to make a punch card.  It was really easy to make.  On this card the ornaments are popped up, but I made several that were not and I think I like them just as well.   At least without the pop ups, it could be mailed with no extra postage.  As much as we stampers have to put extra postage on our hand made cards, one would not think the Postal Service would be thriving, but according to the news, they are not.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Just keep on Creating - Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Rose is a Rose

I have my little Bella here with me today.  I have a friend that calls her my Mini Me.    
It is always a treat to have her here.  School will start before long and that won't happen much.
I wanted to be able to spend some time with her so I made a quick card for Mark's Finest Paper Sketch challenge with a twist.  I sponged my dp and my paper around my stamped image to give it a little of a vintage feel.   I got my trusty old fork out of the drawer and made my fork bow.   The image was colored with copics.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a wonderful day whereever you are today.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Decorate with a Doily

Angie over at has Paper Cupcakes challenged us to make a card and to decorate with a doily.  Now that is my kind of challenge, I love doilies.    I stamped with  a Stampin' Up stamp called,  "Hello Doily".   I stamped with Versa Mark on white card stock and used white embossing powder.  I cut out the doily and attached my dogwood cupcake, which can be found with the Paper Cupcakes link.  I paper pieced my ribbon, added leaves, rolled roses and added decorative corners  to finish up my project. Now if you would like to go over to   There's Magic in the Air and take a look at the other fabulous cards my team mates have made, here is the link for that.    We would love for you to join us for our challenge and see what you do with your beautiful doilies.  You do not have to use a Paper Cupcakes image for this challenge, but your chances of winning is greater, as your name is put in the drawing an extra time.  If you would like to purchase a image from Paper Cupcakes, Nina  usually always has a special on our There's Magic in the Air blog or you can go to the Paper Cupcakes store and choose your own image.

Thanks for stopping in to view the Paper Cupcake challenge.

The challenge blog may not be posted at the regular time this evening as Nina has been without power since 6 A. M.  Sunday morning.   She will get the blog up as soon as the power is restored.

Quirky Crafts - Cupcake

Christmas Card and Double Diagonal Pocket Card

I have never made a double diagonal pocket card before so here is my first one.    I made this for a tutorial challenge over at Marks Finest Papers blog .  I used a Marks' stamp set called "Tweet Blessings".  I loved the funny sayings that I used on the tags.   I suppose you would like to see them now that I have told you about them.
 The sentiments are from the "Tweet Blessings" set and the umbrella and birds were from an old Stampin' Up set.

stamped blessings - Tags
Robyn's Fetish Blog - Tags
No Matter Which Challenge - Anything

Here is another card I did for a Marks Finest Papers challenge.   This challenge is "Getting Back to Nature".    I used the  MFP set "Christmas in the Country".   If you are wondering what is next to the card, that is the matching envelope.

Thanks, for stopping in today and seeing my latest cards.  Have a great day.

Christmas card challenges -Use something new-stamp set
Craft A Scene - Scene
Color Me Creative - create background (sponging)

You Know You Are Old When?

The Squigglefly blog Challenge for this week is given by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascal.  I know it is hard to believe that I am a Rowdy Rascal.  :)  I think my card will attest to that.  ~Grin~  The challenge is to use black, gray and white on  your card.   I decided to add some lime green to mine. I love this Squigglefly image "Did you say Facelift?" by Lynne Stansbery.   I added a black rose, but I am not sure you can tell it is a rose in this picture.

Well, I couldn't leave  you hanging wondering what the inside said, so here it is.
What do you think?    I hope this card made you giggle a little today.

Now go on over to the Squigglefly blog and upload your card for this challenge and you might win a digi.  They have several new digi's in the  Squigglefly store, check them out and see what you one  you might pick if you win.

Thanks, for coming by today.  Have a good week.

Dream Valley - Challenge Blog - die cuts and punches
Corrosive Challenge Blog - Birthday

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Speak to Me-Squigglefly

This squigglefly week's challenge is very simple.  Just add a saying to your card.  This can be in addition to your image or instead of your image.  You can use an image that comes with a saying or create your own saying, add a stamped saying, a computer generated saying, a sticker saying, a handwritten saying, a vellum saying or any embellishment type of saying.
For my image, I chose the newly released Rags and Ted's bench by Diane Carubia.  Aren't they just as cute as can be.  I used a SU sentiment.  I thought this would be a great card for an Anniversary. 

We would love to have you come on over to squigglefly and join us for the challenge this week.
You can use Mr. Linky to link your card.  If you are uploading to another gallery the key words are SFC3012.  I hope you enter your card and just maybe you might be the lucky winner this week for a free Squigglefly image.

Thanks, so much, for stopping in to see my card today.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lois picks RED!

Lois is giving the CCEE Stampers challenge this week.  She has challenged us to use red.  Lois has good taste in colors.   I really like red, actually next to pink, it is my next favorite color.   I chose to use a image by Mark's Finest Papers and I stamped it on a soda can.   It was colored with copics.
Stop by the  CCEE challenge blog and check out the other team members cards.  We would love for you to join us in our challenge.

Thanks, for stopping by.

 CCEE  Stampers- Use Red
Friends of Speedy TV Challenge # 31 ~ make die cuts card