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Monday, February 28, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I know I did!!  Today it is raining to beat the band!!  They expect there to be lots or flooding...which I am sure there will be with all the snow we still have on the ground and the rate it is coming down.  A perfect day to stay indoors and stamp!!

Anywho...today it is time for Another Stamp and Create Product Spotlight!!

This week we are showcasing the Tickled Pink Stamps.
This line includes

Through Sunday, all Ticked Pink Stamps will be
on sale for 25% off!!



I used Lil Lolita- Lylah for my creation. I also used May Arts Celery Silk ribbon and the bow easy available at Stamp and Create. The dp is from DCWV Music.  I thought this image would make the perfect birthday card for a teenager!!

For more inspiration using the Tickled Pink Stamps available at Stamp and Create, please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Card Makin' Mamas  - happy birthday
Crafty Ann's  - birthday card
Fairy Knoll  - feeing a little green 
Stamp Man -  curls & swirls
Stampin With The Dragon -birthdays
Simply Create -  bold & bright 
Shelly's Images -  Ribbon
Southern Girls - Brads, gems or dewdrops
Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bows
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Creative Craft Challenges  Cards for Teens
Flourishes - Birthday
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -  Bling It On


Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great day!!


Sunday, February 27, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!!  I am back safe and sound!!  I am so happy to be home!!  I truly missed Scott, crafting and my own routine.  It was great to visit with my dear family though.

Today I would like to share a card I created for this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge hosted by Rebecca!!  Rebecca is the sweetest ever and she so inspires me with her faith and ability to share what she believes despite all the hardships she goes through. I so wanted to participate in her challenge despite my lack of time or not being home.  So here is my quickie card...

Rebecca chose the verse:
Those who know your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. --Psalm 9:10
What a blessing to know that God is there for those who seek Him whether we deserve His Grace or not...All of us are sinful and do not deserve the Grace He has bestowed upon us but he promises that He
will not forsake us if we seek Him.  God did give us the choice on whether we want Him or not, however.  God gave us a soul and a mind to make choices...To me...there is no other choice to accept him as my Saviour...What a blessing to have His Salvation and know that I am not alone!!  He is with me in every circumstance.

Rebecca's challenge is:
Use things that secure! Buttons, no less then 3

Here is my take on the challenge using a sneak peak of He Will Rise from Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on March 1.  The sentiment is embossed on black on the material designer paper and cut out with a special customized Eternity die (made for ODBD by Spellbinders).


The designer paper is fabric designer paper which I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  The flourishes are cut out with a Bosskut die. The leaves are punched with a Martha  The flower on the bow is hand crocheted. I added some delish lace that I just received in a RAK from my dear friend Sabrina!  Thanks Sabrina!!

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi (on leave), Meisje, and  Rebecca.
 
For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.
We want to thank our Sponsor, Whiff Of Joy for their Support and Generous Prize! This is the adorable image being given away!


challenges I am entering my creation in:
Alphabet Challenge -  "Q" is for Quotes & SayingsFussy and Fancy -  embossing and/or paper piecing (My verse "Quote" is embossed in black on the material paperPaper Cutz - Spring (the dp is definitely springy)Stamp Something  - something with flowersCrafty Sentiments   -Spring Do You Stack Up?   -Anything GoesPaper Crafting Journey   anything goesPaper Play   – Get SentimentalPaper Romance   - Anything goesShelly's Images   - RibbonStampin' B's - Use a flowerCreative Cottage   - fabulous florals / lots of flowersScrapbook Sisters - Lace and PearlThe Paper Variety - stitchingTruly Scrumptious -  swirls & pearlsTop Tip Tuesday   - Bling It On Tuesday Throwdown - 3 DAllsorts - Make your own Flowers (crocheted flower)Card Creations & More By C  SparkleCrazy 4 Challenges  - FlowersGem Of A Challenge  Buttons, brads, beads, bowsOne Stop Craft - Spring FlowersSweet Stampin  - Oh so GirlyTellen's Place  - buttonsAiFactory  - Monochromatic Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bowsStampin For The Weekend - monochromaticLexi's Creations - FlowersSome Odd Girl - Handmade element or embellishment (crocheted flower)Ooh La La Creations - Pink, pink and more PinkPink Elephant Buttons, lace and ribbonPixie Dust Studio - Create a card/project using Summer colors Forgotten Scraps - Spring or flowersBunny Zoe's Crafts - flowers Everywhere!Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a blessed Sunday!!

blessings,
 



Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I have been gone all week visiting family.  I was looking forward to coming home and seeing my dear hubby but it looks like mother nature does not want to cooperate.  I am stuck due to the snow.  Good thing I worked well in advance and have some creations made to share....Today I would like to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

This weeks challenge:  Is a sketch!!  Since Pat Smethers is now a full time designer for our Challenge team, I thought it would be nice to welcome her by honoring her with a "sketch case"  Isn't this card beautiful?




To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, March 3. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by March 3 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC50. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch using some more gorgeous sneak peaks at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I am so excited to share the new die and matching stamp set called Eternity to be released on March 1.  It has such gorgeous quotes and a frame which fits in a customized die made by Spellbinders especially for ODBD.  How cool is that!!
For my card I used some Kaisercraft English Rose designer paper and gold glitter paper from American crafts.  The lace is from Joann Fabrics and I wove some silk May Arts ribbon through it.  The roses are from Wild Orchids.  The bottom of my card is punched with a Martha Stewart Shell border punch.  The flourishes are die cut with a Bosskut die.  The leaves are created by a Martha Stewart Leaf punch and hand embossing the veins (as well as distressing). The pearls are from ZVA Creative.

card recipe:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs : Sneak Peak of Eternity and specialized die (created by Spellbinders)
paper: Kaiserkraft English Rose, Pink pirouette, gold glitter paper from American Crafts
Tools and accessories: Martha Stewart border punch-Shells border, gold embossing powder and heat tool, Wild Orchid flowers, Bosskut flourish die

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Alphabet Challenge -  "Q" is for Quotes & Sayings
Fussy and Fancy -  embossing and/or paper piecing
Paper Cutz - Spring (the dp is definitely springy)
Stamp Something - something with flowers
Crafty Sentiments  -Spring
Do You Stack Up?  -Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
Paper Play  – Get Sentimental
Paper Romance  - Anything goes
Shelly's Images  - Ribbon
Stampin' B's - Use a flower
Creative Cottage  - fabulous florals / lots of flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Lace and Pearls
The Paper Variety - stitching
Truly Scrumptious -  swirls & pearls
The Outlawz - Prisma & Other Mediums  - punch it up
Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On
Sweet Stamps - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - 3 D
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:


To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They are greatly appreciated!
blessings and hugs,







Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Hi All!!  Have you ever seen the fun minis at Your Next Stamp.  I just love these little stamps which are smaller than the original stamps and perfect for tags.  Great way to coordinate projects.  I had a great time using my scraps and creating and coloring with these minis.

 Sinice YNS is sponsoring the the fabulous Etsy Inspired challenge, I decided to create my first creation for that challenge. The Etsy inspiration shop for this challenge is Claylicious, for functional and decorative pottery.

I used this image here on the Craylicious  site for my inspiration on my first tag.  I used the mini Shopping Fhiona stamp and colored it orange and blue to follow the color scheme.  The dp, which is from my scraps, mimics the swirls on the pottery.

Set of two nesting oval dishes in turquoise and pink


To play along in the Etsy Inspired Challenge:
**Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/claylicious, look around, and find an item or two that inspires you.
**Make any *NEW* creation that you would like and post a link on the Etsy Inspired challenge blog by Friday, February 25th, 2011 at noon Pacific time.
**Give credit to the shop/item you found your inspiration from and link back the Etsy Inspired.

After creating one tag, I could not stop at one so....here are a few more I created. What is the most fun of all is using some of those scraps you keep saving!!
Tag created with Mini Windy Day Fhiona


 Tag created with Mini Ellie Loves to Skate


 Tag created with Mini Ellie with Pressies

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Lacey, owner of Stamp and Create, has written before about a little boy Luke and his battle with complications from Spinal Meningitis. You can read about his story here and her Card drive for Luke here.

She purchased a special image called "Little Luke" as a fundraiser for Luke and his family (Luke likes Star Wars which is why she chose this image)...

100% of the sale of this digital stamp will be donated to Luke's family to help with medical bills and travel expenses for his treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

She has started this image as a digital stamp, but has plans to turn it into a rubber stamp if there is enough interest.
Please help this family by purchasing this digital stamp.

It would be great if you would help spread the word as well.
You can grab the image above and link it to this post here at the Stamp and Create  store.


Challenges I am entering my tags in:
A Spoonful Of Sugar  - Birthday Wishes
High Hopes Stamps  Female Birthday 
My Time To Craft -  Hats 
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  - Bling It On (1st tag)
Incy Wincy Designs - use punches or dies
Ooh La La Creations - Pink, pink and more Pink
Stamps R Us  - For the Girls
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything but a Card
One Stitch At A Time - Anything but square
2 Sisters - Embossing
Crazy 4 Challenges  - Use dies 
Etsy Inspired - inspired by Claylicious store
One Stop Craft - Birthday Card
Delicious Doodles - glitz, glam, shimmer & bling
Fairy Knoll - birthday or thank you
Fashionista Friday - birthday
Fun with Shapes & More -  must include die cut/punch
Stampin With The Dragon  – birthdays
Craft Us Crazy  - Winter (Ellie loves to skate tag)
Do You Stack Up? -  - dots 
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  - sparkle/glitter/bling
Moving Along With The Times– anything but a card, for a little girl 
Sassy Studio Designs -  - use a punch 
Shelly's Images - show us what you got/anything goes 
Some Odd Girl – scallops galore
Stamp-N-Doodle  - ribbon, embossing and bling
Delightful Challenges- use your scraps
I hope you enjoyed my creations!!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!  Your comments are greatly appreciated!
blessings,


Monday, February 21, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!! Today it is time for a new Product Spotlight at Stamp and Create!!  Did you know Whimsy now has Kenny K images in rubber and that they have several stores which carry them.  Well....Stamp and Create is one of them!!!  This week's Product Spotlight is Kenny K rubber stamps which means that all these images are up to 25% off!!!
For my creation I used the fun All That rubber stamp from Kenny K.  I also used the Lilac Avenue Paper, lavender silk ribbon from May Arts, black crochet ribbon, the bow easy, Whimsy Shapeology ticket die, and the flower charm  also available at Stamp and Create.

The sentiments are digi tickets called the Wild Side tickets designed by Ann from Raindrop Echo Designs sold at Whimsy.  Aren't they fun!!

For more inspiration using the Kenny K stamps available at Stamp and Create, please visit my dt sisters:
 Joy, Lacey, Heidi, Vicky and  Jeanette

I have also made this card for the following challenges:
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Someone Special
2 Sisters - Embossing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use Dies
Little Claire's Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - use punches or dies
Stamps R Us  - For the Girls
Alphabet Challenge  - "P" is for paper piecing
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - add a trendy saying (like your kids use)


Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! Have a great day!!

hugs and blessings,



Sunday, February 20, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great weekend! We are all recuperating and still fighting the flu.  It feels good to be a weekend and have some down time.

Today I am popping by to share the new Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  This week's host is Peggysue!

Peggysue chose the verse: Exodus 8: 9-11
           And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for  thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?
       . And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.

Peggysue challenges us to use the color green somewhere in your creation.

                  This is a sympathy card I created for a dear friend who recently lost her husband to a sudden heart attack.  I used the Upsy Daisy Stampin UP set and the sentiment is created with Sincere Salutations (also from SU).  My SU supplies have been so neglected I just had to use a lot of my retired dp, inks and ribbon.




 The colors on this card are soft sky and certainly celery.  The ribbon is retired Wild Wasabi.  The dp is retired Wintergreen from SU.  The embossing folder is Spots from Provocraft.

 For more inspiration for the Stampin in Christ Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Grace, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, and Patti  
 
For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
2 Sisters - EmbossingCrazy4Challenges - Use DiesLittle Claires - Anything GoesRes-Q-Challenge- Something that Makes You Happy -flowers and spring (come on spring!!)Shelly'sImages - Show Us What You GotMy Grafico - Anything GoesScrapCreations - Spring FeverAllsorts - Inspired by NatureMami Dooddles - Flower CardDigi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Gem Of A Challenge  - Buttons, brads, beads, bowsSugar Creek Hollow - Buttons & bows Charisma Cardz -  – Spring has sprung Paper Shelter Challenge  - buttons & bows Cupcake Inspiration #99- I used the colors
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

blessings,
 


Saturday, February 19, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I hope you are all having a great beginning to your weekend!! Our Daily Bread Designs is kicking off the weekend with another fun challenge!!


This weeks challenge:
The team challenges you to creating a card or project which includes stamping an image over a sentiment.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, February 24. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by February 24 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC49. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

For my creation, I used the Anchor Stamp set for a more masculine card to send to a gentlemen friend from our church who has been battling  cancer.  I don't normally post too many masculine cards on my blog but am trying to post more of a variety.  A little more blah in my opinion but I do think it is good for a guy. The dp I found in my scrap bin and just looked like a stormy ocean to me so I thought it would fit perfectly.  The sentiment is over stamped over an anchor image.  The sentiment is framed with an oval and the Fancy Tags die.

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps: Anchor from Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: scrap dp, kraft, night of navy
Accessories: twill ribbon from SU, Anchor charm,soft swirls embossing folder, brown and white Baker's twine


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:


To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
Thanks for stopping by!!  Thanks to all who leave comments, your feedback is important to me. Have a great weekend!! 

Friday, February 18, 2011
Happy Friday Everyone!!  I hope you are all ready for the weekend!  I know I am!!  We are all still recuperating from the flu and really can use some down time.

Today I would like to share the new challenge at Wags n Whiskers hosted by the sweet Darlene- Wags N Whiskers guest this month!!!  Darlene challenges us to use punches on our creation!!!  Easy peasy right?  We hope you can all join in!!

Wags n Whiskers challenges are every other week.
This will give you more time to be able to participate with our challenges.

One random participant will win a Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp of your choice.
You can still use any stamp you would like, but if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers image, you will also be entered into a separate drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digital Stamp.
Here is my take on the challenge using the darling He Loves Me 
image illustrated by the extremely talented Crissy Armstrong!  Isn't she just adorable!!  I colored her with copics.  This image is available as a rubber stamp here and digital stamp here.



The dp is from Die Cuts with a View-At Home collection. The punch I used for the borders is a Martha stewart Shell border punch.  The twigs are also punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  The flowers are Blue mini roses from ZVA Creative which I added sparkle too.  The ivory dotted dp is also embossed.  The ribbon is May Arts Light Blue Silk Ribbon.  The lace is from Jo Ann Fabrics.

For more inspiration for the "Punch" challenge at Wags n Whiskers, please visit my dt sisters:

Should you join the Wags N Whiskers punch challenge, please link your creation at the Wags n Whiskers blog here

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge  - distress itDelicious Doodles - glitz, glam, shimmer & bling
Mami Doodles  – flower card 4 Crafty Chicks - fairy/angel/butterflyCharisma Cardz  – Spring has sprung
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - sparkle/glitter/blingDo You Stack Up?  - dotsPaper Romance - buttons, ribbon and lacePaper Play -  add shine (glitter, shiny button, shiny pearls)Sassy Studio Designs  - use a punch
Samuel Taylor's Challenge  - use Copic or PromarkersStamp-N-Doodle  - ribbon, embossing and bling (the dp is embossed)Cooking It Up With Katie  - blue, bling, buttonsCrafts and Me - anything with wings, especially fairies & angelsCreative Cottage  - fabulous florals / lots of flowersForgotten Scraps Spring or flowersPaper Shelter Challenge  - buttons & bowsStampin' Royalty - mark it up / use markers
Truly Scrumptious - (2W) -  swirls & pearlsBearly Mine - Ribbon and pearlsEverybody-Art-ChallengeFlourishes - Three pattern papersTop Tip Tuesday - Stitching - Recipe: 3 papers, 3 flowers and option ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and for your comments!!  You are all greatly appreciated!

Have a Great Day!!

Blessings,


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hi All!!  Today...I am coming here to announce the winner of the Whimsy Advertisement Blog Candy!!!!  Thanks to the 89 who linked to the hop and entered the candy drawing!!!  The winner will receive this fun assortment of stamps!!


This candy includes:
Birthday Postage Stamps
Valerie's Spring Rain
Fancy Bench
Smell the Flowers
Balloon Mouse
Baby Bunny's Bottle
Vikki Lee Vicious
Star

Drum rolls please..........

And the winner is....chosen by random.org......

Random Integer Generator

25

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-02-17 8:56:15 UTC

Congrats Anki !   Please email Denise your snail mail address so we can get these out to you. In your message please let her know you are the winner of the Hop Advertisement Blog candy at Chris' blog.


Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I want to apologize in advance for the lack of details on my creations...I don't want to let my design teams down but I am quite ill right now with the flu as is the rest of my family so this will be short and sweet.  If I am feeling a bit better in the a.m., I will come back and add more details for you.  Sorry!

Today I would like to share 2 creations for 3 different challenges and teams.

Being a Wednesday...it is time for a new Creative Belli, Your Next Stamp, and Whiff of Joy Challenge creation!!

The first creation I made is for the Whiff Of Joy challenge which is to paper piece on your creation.  I used the darling Willow from the Blooming Spring Kit.  I colored her in with copics but paper pieced her dress, apron, bow and some of the leaves.  Some of the papers used were scraps and others were from the Kaiser Kraft English Rose pad and the K&Co. Julianne.  Most of the paper is embossed.  The ribbon is silk from May Arts.  The flowers are primas that I ripped and took apart to create new flowers.  The tag is created with the Labels 17 die from Spellbinders.  The lace is recycled from packaging I received as a bow or ribbon on a gift.

For more inspiration for the Whiff of Joy Challenge with the "Paper piecing" theme, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele


To join our challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering this creation in:
Creative Cottage  - fabulous florals / lots of flowersCreative Craft World - use a squarePaper Shelter Challenge -  buttons & bows Flourishes - Three pattern papersScrap-Creations - Spring FeverTop Tip Tuesday  - StitchingBunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring - flowers Everywhere!Ooh La La CreationsPaper Sundaes  -  Use 2 of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and the Colour PinkPile It On - Love Plaid..use some plaid in your projectTotally Gorjuss - Love - For someone special
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The next creation I made was for the Your Next Stamp and Creative Belli challenge.  The Your Next Stamp challenge is also Paper Piecing.  The Creative Belli challenge is to use felt on your creation (if you don't have felt, you may use material).


I used the darling Flower Bouquet Fhiona from Your next stamp and paper pieced her with some old SU dp I have hoarded...Belle...( I am drawing a blank on the name...sorry).  The felt flower is also from SU.  The tag is punched out with SU tag punches.  The bow is May Arts Silk ribbon.  The box itself is using the Be Mine template designed by Leigh Ann Baird available at Perfect Presentations.



 Challenges I am entering this creation in:
A Spoonful Of Sugar  - Anything but a cardOldie But Goodie Challenge - Add a heartCrafty Cardmakers  - HeartsCupcake Craft - I heart you - use heartsCreative Cowgirls- HeartsGingerloft - The colour RedPaperworks Co - Hearts

For more inspiration for the YNS challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
  Karen, Crystal , Kerri Sylvia, Simonne, Beth, Maureen, Jenny,
If you join the challenge please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to Paper craft planet or Splitcoast Stampers, please use the keyword YNSC36.

For more inspiration for the Creative Belli Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Harmon, Ceal PritchettChris Dickinson Darsie BrunoHolly Brown,  Jessica Stockmeyer, Joan Ervin , Joy Hadden , Maria Matter , Robin Kirkpatrick Robin ParkerShelly Schmidt, Karen Walsh ,Mary Marsh . Beth Norman,Tamara Morgan 
 
If you should join us for the Creative Belli Challenge, please leave a direct link here. 


Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed my creations.

blessings,

Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Monday Everyone!!  Happy Valentine's Day!!  I hope you all had  a great weekend!!  Mine was a bit tiring with a sick child and now it appears the rest of us have got it.  Fever, chilled, coughing....all that fun stuff!  My dear hubby wished me a Happy Valentine's Day and somehow when you aren't feeling great, you think....who cares...just another day.  I am truly thankful for him though!!!!

Today it is time for another product Spotlight at Stamp and Create.  This week's Product spotlight is Belles n Whistles!!!  I just love these darling images and this week they are 25% off!!! (click here to view items).

I created this watering can gift holder with Watering illustrated by Elizabeth Bell for Belles n Whistles and the Watering Can Template created by Lauren Meader available at My Time Made Easy. I also used the Love charm and bow easy available in the Stamp and Create Store.  The dp is from SEI.  The white glitter ric rac is available at Really Reasonable ribbon. The image is colored with copics and framed with a Lacey Circles die.






challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafty Pad  - Hearts One Stitch At A Time - make it 2 sisters-Hearts PrettyPaper Sundaes (3E) -  Use 2 of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and the Colour PinksLittle Claire's (M) Anything Goes ECP Challenges 2W - LoveStamp, Scrap & Doodle  - Love is in the airTotally Gorjuss - LoveCrafty Ann's - (2W, SIO) - love is all aroundCrafty Catz - (1E) - Valentine's/LoveFashionista Friday - hearts, glitter, lacePhindy’s Place  - Spring is on its waySew Many Cards  - ValentineStamp Something - something for your ValentineStampin For The Weekend  – Valentine's DayStampin With The Dragon – anything goesAiFactory  - Valentine's Day/Love C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine'sPixie Dust Studio  - be my ValentineShelly's Images -  - make a love-themed giftCreative Card Crew - for a loved oneFreshly Brewed -  - use a charmGingersnap Creations - use a charm
Catch The Bug (3E, SIO) - Different FoldCrazy 4 Challenges (JFF) - HeartsDaring Cardmakers - (C5) - 2 ribbons, 1 or more buttons, at least 1 heart (tulle ribbon and white wrinkled ribbon)Fabulous Friday - use the word LOVE 
Southern Girls - (2W, 1E) - blue & chocolateSome Odd Girl - (2W, SIO) – scallops galoreFun with Shapes & More - (JFF, must include die cut/punch) - love/heartFor Fun Challenges - (3E, C10) - heartsScrapbook Sisters - my ValentineSimon Says Stamp - anything but a cardSisterhood of Crafters - (2W, 3E) - in love with Valentine'sSliekjes Card Challenges - (M, SIR, JFF) - loveStampavie and More - (JFF) - buttons & laceStampin' Royalty - hearts
Paper Take Weekly - have a heart

For more inspiration using the Belles n Whistles stamps available at Stamp and Create, please visit my dt sisters:
Thanks for stopping by!  I pray I feel somewhat better so I can come and visit you all!  Thanks for stopping by.
blessings,

Sunday, February 13, 2011
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Hello all!! Well it appears I goofed and the Whoopsi Daisy challenge already posted....I am so sorry that I am late!

 This week's challenge is FREE and EASY!!!  We can't wait to see all your creative projects and cards.  You do not need to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but if you do, we would LOVE to see them.
I used the Be Mine template designed by Leigh Ann Baird available at Perfect Presentation.  The image is from Whoopsi Daisy sheet 180.  The dp is left over scraps from another project (SEI).  The hearts are cut out with my Heart Spellbinders dies.  The flowers are  from ZVA Creative. The lace is from Wild Orchids.  The twigs are punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge blog for all my dt sister's gorgeous creations.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafty Pad  - Hearts One Stitch At A Time - make it PrettyPaper Sundaes (3E) -  Use 2 of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and the Colour PinkBee Crafty (M) - DIGI and HeartsLittle Claire's (M) Anything Goes2 Sisters - HeartsECP Challenges 2W - LoveStamp, Scrap & Doodle  - Love is in the airTotally Gorjuss - LoveCrafty Ann's - (2W, SIO) - love is all aroundCrafty Catz - (1E) - Valentine's/LoveFashionista Friday - hearts, glitter, lacePhindy’s Place  - Spring is on its waySew Many Cards  - ValentineStamp Something - something for your ValentineStampin For The Weekend  – Valentine's DayStampin With The Dragon – anything goesAiFactory  - Valentine's Day/Love C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine'sPixie Dust Studio  - be my ValentineShelly's Images -  - make a love-themed gift
Stampin' B's - use a bird on your cardCreative Card Crew - for a loved oneFreshly Brewed -  - use a charmGingersnap Creations - use a charm

Have a great Sunday!!

blessings and hugs,

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