Thursday, March 31, 2011

Craft Us Crazy 5

This week at Craft Us Crazy, our challenge is Easter.

We have several wonderful sponsors:

APRIL Monthly sponsor – STAMP FAIRY

Prize package - $12.00 Gift Certificate

Stamp Fairy officially launched in 2010. Gerda, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.

Stamp Fairy has up to 40 new releases per month along with a free image every Friday, a weekly challenge on Mondays and Guest Designers each month on their challenge blog.

Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images to inspire YOUR creativity.

March 31- Apr 13 - PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE

For the Etsy shop:

For the ebay shop:

Prize package – 5 different cut outs from store - $17.50 value

My husband and I have shared 36 years together and we have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 glorious grandkids ages 3 and 6.

I started collecting vintage cards quite by accident. I was helping with my aunts estate sale and ran across her collection. The cards were so wonderful that I fell in love with them and have been collecting them ever since.

I love to get a new vintage scrapbook and read all about the lives and times of the individual. Some of their stories are truly inspiring.

Be sure and visit my blog where you'll find some great inspiration, tips, tricks and some free vintage images for you to use.

I'm really excited about being an sponsor for Craft Us Crazy and sharing these beautiful vintage images with you. I hope that you come to love them as much as I do.



Prize package - 5 Robyn's Fetish digital products as a prize to the winner of your challenge. This may be EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.

Without further ado, here's my Easter card.  This was a wonderful excuse to use my brand new Stampin' Up Easter set!

Paper from Target's Dollar Bin
Stamps by Stampin' Up
Ink by Studio G
White Inkadinkado embossing powder

1. Craft Us Crazy - Easter
2. Sketch Saturday - sketch


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #42

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is to use florals.  Our sponsor is The Pixie Cottage and I was sent this gorgeous wishing well image.

DCWV Paper
Stamp by The Pixie Cottage
Sentiment by Stampin' Up (Bring on the Cake Set)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Adhesive Pearls
EK Success Flower Punch


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sketches with Heart 3/27

UPDATE:  There won't be a new release every Sunday from now on.  There will be a new release on the 1st of each month, beginning April 1st.  There will be a blog hop too!!!

Here's the sketch for Sketches with Heart this week:

 Here's my take on the sketch:

Paper from Scrap bin from unknown companies
Stamp by Heart Song Designs
Ribbon & Brads from stash
Circle Nestabilities
MS Loops Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink


Lasting Memories 31

I am away for the weekend.  I created this post (quickly) on Friday, sorry it's so short.  (Hopefully it will post on time!)

This week at Lasting Memories, we have a sketch challenge. Here's the sketch:

 Here's my take:


Friday, March 25, 2011

March Christmas All Year Long

On the 25th of each month, there is a  Christmas card blog hop for the Magnolia-licious yahoo group.  It's great because I will have plenty of Christmas cards ready for this year!

I used this adorable Tilda holding Christmas Ornaments.  Isn't she sweet?  I get all of my stamps from Magnolia-licious.

If  you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.  The next stop  on the hop is Lindsy.

Here's my card.  I CASED a card I saw on Split Coast Stampers by Bonnie Class.

Santa's Helper Tilda 
Stampin' Up Sweet Summer (to create wreath)
Studio G Sentiment
Bic Markers


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #41

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "anything but a card."   I decided to alter a cute mini hat box I had lying around. This is a gift for a friend with a March birthday.  Her bedding is navy blue, so I made this to match her bedroom.

Here's how the box looked when I started:

After altering:

Paper by Recollections
Gold Cord from AC Moore
Bic Markers
Stamp by Sugar Creek Hollow


Monday, March 21, 2011

Wishing you a wonderful day

I went to my monthly scrapbooking meet-up on Saturday and I got my goodies from the Stampin' Up Party I attended on March 1st. I couldn't wait to play!

My brother in law's birthday is next week and I needed a card for him.  Does this look masculine enough?  

Stamps by Stampin' Up - Nature Walk (bird & eggs), Bring on the Cake (sentiment)
Bic Marker (bird's feet and beak)
Studio G Ink Pads
Cardstock scraps by The Paper Co


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Release and SKETCH CHALLENGE at Heart Song Designs

Here's this week's new releases at Heart Song Designs:

Picket Fence, Easter Basket, Kite, and Artsy Tulips

Here's this week's sketch for Sketches with Heart.  From the moment I saw it, I thought of a sun:  

Here's my take:

Stamp by Heart Song Designs
DCWV Paper Scraps
MS Loop Punch
Nestabilities Circles
Bic Markers



Lasting Memories 30

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge is a recipe.  We needed to use 3 layers, 2 brads, and 1 die cut.  I chose to make a page of my wedding party introductions at my wedding.  The photos are a lot lighter in person, but they didn't photograph well.  Sorry!

Here's some close ups to show the purple heart shaped brads I used in the center of some of the flowers.

Paper, journaling circle, and flower stickers by Colorbok
Purple heart brads
K&Co "The Wedding Party" sticker
Cricut (I made this a while ago, but I think I used Storybook)


Friday, March 18, 2011

Christmas Card - Week 11

This week, I made 2 quick and easy Christmas cards while I had my supplies out.

Craft Paper from scrap bin
Felt Snowflakes from Joann's Dollar Bin
White Gelly Roll Pen (hand written sentiments)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Challenge 4

This week at Craft Us Crazy, our challenge is "Celebrations."  I knew that I wanted to create a layout, and I knew just which pictures I wanted to use.  These are from my nephew's 7th birthday last March.

Left page:

Right Page:

Detail shots:
I made this banner by hand with scraps of white paper, and I love how it turned out!

I doodled around the #7, since it was his 7th birthday.

I only had 6 candles, so the middle one is made with my printer/scanner/copier.  Can you tell?

Paper and Chipboard from Target Dollar Bin
Hand cut and written banner
Bic Markers


Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I created this very green card using lots of scraps as well as this adorable St. Patty's Day Dream image by Heart Song Designs.

Paper scraps by various companies
Image by Heart Song Designs
Sentiment by Studio G
Bic Markers


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #40

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is lace.  Our sponsor is Prairie Fairy and I chose this gorgeous Asian "Green Tea" image.

I have a confession.  I made this card without checking to see what the challenge was.  I even photographed it and thought I was done.  When I checked, I realized that I didn't have any lace on my card - OH NO!  I looked through my stash and none of my lace seemed right for this card.  I found a doily.  I used my distress ink to make it pink and I placed it behind the image. 

Here's the completed card with the lace doily:
Image by Prairie Fairy
Sentiment by Stampin' Up
Distress Ink


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lasting Memories 29

Our challenge at Lasting Memories is green and white.  Since St Patty's Day in Thursday, it only seems appropriate. 

I had a hard time with this challenge though.  I couldn't figure out what I could scrap in green & white.  I mean, I don't have any St Patty's photos.  So after much deliberation, I remembered that I went to "Flight Night" for the Eagles in 2008.  Basically, it was a pep rally before the season began.  My husband and his friends are huge fans, so a bunch of us went.  It was so much fun!  We tailgated first, and then went into the stadium for games, like tossing a football through a tire.  Everclear performed, and I love them!  Luckily, my girlfriend Devin (in the circle pic on the bottom) took photos and I was able to scrap this! 

I grabbed the Eagles logo from the internet and added the "flight night 2008" in Photoshop.

Close up of my husband and I.  (It looks really dark in the photo above).  I love my purple Eagles hat!  (Since then, I bought a pink Eagles jersey and a black one, but in 2008, I didn't have any).

Paper by Miss Elizabeth's
Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls (plus hand cut white stitching for football)
Circle Nestabilities
Brown Bic Marker