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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CCEE -Fairy challenge

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a card with a fairy on it.   I did not have an a fairy image so I used a fairy silhouette.    I always like to put silhouettes with a white/black or a pink/black combo.  I used paper scraps, a embossing folder, button, gems and ribbon.   I do hope you will join us over at the CCEE stampers for our challenge.  Thanks, for stopping in today.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sock Monkey and Circles

I started coloring Bugaboo sock monkey's yesterday and couldn't quit.  Now I have a few images colored and waiting to go on cards.  The Technique  challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today is to use circles.  I used a circle nestie to cut out my sock monkey.  I decided to cut out some buttons to carry on the circle theme.   I think this would make a perfect card for my grand-baby that will be born this week.  They have decorated the room with monkeys.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mr. Socks, Rides Again, saq

The Twisted Sister Challenge this week is to make a card for a child or a card with a child on it.
Either way I have it covered because this sock monkey thinks he is a child.    The image is a digi from Bugaboo.  I went there to get one digi and guess what?  Yes, I ended up with 3 sock monkey digi's.
I have a friend who loves sock monkeys so she will be thrilled to see the cards made with them.

Thanks, for stopping by today,

Marker Pop - Buttons

Friday, February 22, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - My State

The Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge for today is to make a card with something about your state on it.   I am from Illinois.  Most people think of West Virginia and Kentucky as coal mining states, but in my little corner of Illinois we have several coal mines.  They ship it out by train. You can't see it, but  on this train from the Mark's Finest Paper Train stamp set, it does say coal on the part of the train I colored red.  How about playing along with us this week and telling us something about your corner (state) of the world.   Be sure and check out the other team members cards over at Speedy Fox to see what their state is known for.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blog Hop Day 4 - All Postal

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lots of Luck Featured February 19
Hum Along Featured February 20
Rain Clouds Featured February 21
All Postal Featured February 22

Please hop along with us! You have a chance 
 to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 22,2013.

Here we are at day 4 of Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop.   I really like this set,  it was so much fun to play with.   The first card I paired the  MFP set Flamingo's on Vacation.  The second card I stamped on a piece of Paper Studio paper and added a lace border.  That is what I call an easy peasy card.   The last card was in my mind a little different than this.  Ever had that happen?  I visualized it with real lip prints, but my lip blots didn't look so hot so I had to use some lips that were cut out and then crimped to try to give it the look of the natural creases in the lips.  I had one I sponged to make it look old, but it did not photograph very good so I went back to no sponging.   Can you tell I really like this set?   Surely it doesn't show. Be sure and hop along to everyone's blog today, leave them a comment to be entered in the drawing to win the free set.  Today is the final day of the hop, I hope you enjoyed it.  Good luck on winning a free stamp set.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Squigglefly Sentiment

Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals over at the Squigglefly blog is giving a challenge this week to use a Squigglefly sentiment.    I chose this cute  NEW image called "Warm Feet"  by Lynne Stansbery of this sweet little dog and the sentiment that goes with it.  Those of us who have dogs certainly know that  Love is a 4-legged word.  Be sure and come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.

Thanks, for coming by today, hope you enjoyed my doggie card.  Be sure and make your own card with a Squigglefly image, upload it to the Squigglefly blog so you get a chance to win a free digi.

Sneak Peek of two new stamp sets - Mark's Finest Paper

Today Mark's Finest Paper is giving a sneak peek of two of it's new sets that will be in the Mark's Finest Paper Store.  The first card is made with the Love Script set.   I did a triple stamping technique on it and added a embellishment.   The second card was made with the Big Cupcakes set.    The paper cupcake lining is paper pieced.    Be sure and head over to the Mark's Finest Paper blog tomorrow to hop a long with the blog hop.  The more blogs you visit and leave comments, the more chances you have to win one of the new sets.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Pink, brown and white

Here it is, another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.  We are making pink, brown and white cards.
I used two of Mark's Finest Paper sets on my card.   I used Sand Dollar mini and Silly Shells.  I didn't plan my card with the stamp set that Mark's is giving away this week, but I when I put my card up for the blog, I noticed that Silly Shells is the free set that someone who enters the challenge this week, will win.

I am so ready for spring, but probably not as much as the people on the east coast who had huge amounts of snow dumped on them.  I think that warm weather is on my mind more than I think since I have made two cards the last week that has to do with the ocean.  Maybe, just maybe it is my sub conscience telling me it is time for me to take a little vacation.    That's right, to the beach.   I know when my sister sees this post she will say I just told you to come and visit me.   She was here this week from California and just returned home on Thursday.

Thanks, for stopping by today.   See you soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CCEE1307 - Flat Box Treat Box

The challenge over at the CCEE Stampers is to make a flat box treat box.   I have to tell you I am horrible at figuring these things out, but Beate over at Splitcoast Stampers has a great video tutorial on making this box.   I have never liked making boxes, but this one was fun, maybe because there was a lot of room to decorate it.  The stamp set I used is by Mark's Finest Paper called Lots of Luck.  It is a new release and will be in the Mark's Finest Paper store next week.

Please join us for our challenge, we would love to see the boxes you make.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CCEE Stampers #1306 - Weather

Frances is our CCEE stampers challenge hostess this week and since February 5th was "Weather person's day,  she challenged us to create a card that features some sort of weather.  I think that summer weather sounds good.  I chose to use Simple Stories July
Calendar Selection.  I love this vintage image of these gals having a good time at the beach during the "Good Ole' Summer Time".

We hope you will play along with us this week.  You can upload your card to the CCEE Stampers blog using Mr. Linky or you can upload to the SCS gallery and add CCEE1306 to the keywords.


Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes 
Unstampables - Use no stamps

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweets to the Sweet - Squigglefly recipe

The Squigglefly challenge for this week is to use a recipe  consisting of  a circle, a button and a flower.    I forgot the flower so I had to go back and add one.   I am terrible about leaving things out and not realizing it until the card is done.  I made two circles and only used part of them so I hope that qualifies for the using a circle.   I chose to use this sweet  Squigglefly image called "Sweet to the sweet" by Lynne Stansbery.    Isn't the look on her face cute?   It is like she is thinking I can't wait until they finish singing Happy Birthday so I can eat this yummy cupcake.  Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals would love for you to come over to the blog and join us for the challenge.  If you haven't been to the Squigglefly store today, you might want to go and check out the fabulous new images.