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Monday, January 30, 2012

Color Me Birthday Card

I saw a card on Bugaboo that had a color it yourself birthday card. I loved Tammy's idea so much I made my own. I am going to making several of these.I used plain stock that I embossed on this card. No designer paper and lots of layers. I used a Bugaboo stamp that I love. The Pink by Design birthday sentiment is perfect with these little monsters. I tied on some Crayons with twine. I love how this one came out, I am working on some color it yourself valentines cards for my students now.

I am entering this card into these challenges.
Clean & Simple
Birthday Card for a Child
Anything Goes
At least 4 layers

Sew Many Color challenge

Sew Many is having a color challenge-Use the colors yellow, pink & turquoise. These papers where perfect for this challenge/
I LOVE this card. I used an older Easter digi from Sew Many Cards and colored it with Copics. I added stickles to the bow.
I used my Spellbinder to cut the white and stamped Happy Easter from Inspired Stamps. The paper was single sheets that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CWWC Challenge 10


this can be wallpaper, bubble wrap, foil, paperclips, even ribbon and buttons...
I used bubble wrap that I colored with alcohol ink. I love the way it turned out. I put alcohol ink on the Ranger Rick dabber and inked the edges with it. I really liked how that came out too. Not to mention this adorable image that went perfect with this sentiment. 
Image is from Spesch Designer Stamps.  
Sentiment is from Pink By Design's Baby Love set
Paper is The Paper Studio Wedding Pack

At first when I thought about using the bubble wrap I thought it would be weird but I like it so much I might just do it again. Check out the challenge at Crafting When We Can

Friday, January 27, 2012

Patties Creations Swans

I love these swans, their necks/head make a heart with is perfect for this time of the year. I embossed my circle that I cut out with Lacy Circles spellbinders. I used alcohol ink around the edges of the image and gave the image a little color with Copics. 
You can find Pattie's Creations digi images here
Pattie is having an embossing challenge on her blog right now. Head on over and link up a project.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Riley Blog Hop

Welcome to the Riley January releases blog hop. Hopefully you already saw all the other design team ladies posts as I am the last stop. If not you should check them out for a chance to win some free stamps and see some awesome projects.
 Also leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a Riley stamp of your choice as well.
 Here is a candy bar wrapper I used Hot Air Balloon Riley on. I wrapped a Hershey bar in green paper and crimped the edges. Then added the decorate paper, brads, and ribbon. I colored Hot Air Balloon Riley with Copics and inked the edge.
Here is a notebook I made for one of my students. If you would like to see how I made the background paper click here.  This was a notebook I bought for $1 and took apart and decorated then put back together.

Now head over to Riley and Company to see all the new releases and pick up your favorites.

Inspired Stamps Love

I thought this bear and saying would be great for making a card to donate to OWH. It takes a lot of love and "bearing with" someone while they are away. The combination is perfect. I just got this set and love it. Inspired Stamps has some great stamps. Check out the other LOVE inspired projects at the blog.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Riley Punny/Funny Challenge

 Here is a bookmark I made to hold my place in a cookbook. I liked this fun saying to go with it.

The paper is DCWV. I colored Mixing Bowl Riley with Copics and inked the edges of the ovals. I used my spellbinders to cut them out and Lacy Ovals for the one behind Riley.

Riley Sneak peek week 4

 Shoe Shopping Sophie is the perfect girls night/day image. I love shoes so I can relate to this image.
Paper is My Mind Eye
Gems put on with Irock
Copics used to color Sophie
Spellbinders and Fiskar punch
Come back tomorrow for the blog hop, a chance to win a free stamp, and to see all the new releases. TFL!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Riley Sneak Peek Week 3

 I made a mini card with Cell Phone Riley. The perfect stamp for a general/just because card. 
I used paper from my scraps. Spellbinders Lacy squares to cut Riley out and inked the edges. The pink-blue twine was perfect with this paper. The Hello stamp is a Fiskar stamp. A couple more days until the release of all these sneak peek images! Come back tomorrow for another peek :)

Riley Sneak Peek Get Well

I love the pj's on Riley. If you saw my previous post this week then you saw some of the other sneak peaks of the stamps available from Riley and Company on Thursday when we will have a blog hop (January 26th, 10 PM EST) where each blog will have a stamp winner and stamps will go on sale.
Paper is from my scraps so can't remember where it is from 
Get Well Soon stamp is from Inspired Stamps
Copics for coloring the image ~~I put orange juice in his cup :)
Studio G ink for the edges of the ovals.
Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Ovals
gems and brads
white gel pen

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sew Many Circle Challenge

 Sew Many Cards is having a circle challenge this week. I made a circle card using my Spellbinders circles and lacy circles. I used Bailey from the latest release and colored him with Copics.
Now head on over to Sew Many Cards and linking up a card with circles somewhere on it. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Riley Sneak Peek Bookmark

Here is another Riley Stamps sneak peak. Reading Riley is a stamp I will be using often seeing as how I am a 3rd grade teacher. My kiddos with love him. I am currently working on another project with him :) I made a girly bookmark with him. This tutorial can be found on Splitcoast stampers~~corner bookmark.  
Paper is from The Paper Studio Just Married. 
Copics for the image 
Spellbinders Lacy Circles and circles
Studio G ink for the edge of the white circle

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Riley Sneak Peek Week

How cute is this baby! Baby Blocks Riley is one of the newest stamps available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 26th January. I am excited to be the guest designer for Riley Stamp company this month. I have made several things with some super cute images. Come back this week and check out the other cute stamps and check out the other DT members for their sneak peaks.
Here is what I used-
Paper- The Paper Studio Just Married
Tiny Miracle- Pink By Design Stamp Set- Baby Love
Spellbinders Lacy Circles & Ovals
Fiskars border punch
Ribbon & baby pin brad

Copics for coloring image

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspired Stamps Nature & Scripture
I used the set above for my card this week. It is from Inspired Stamps and I love it. With such great stamps I didn't do too much to the card, I wanted to let the stamps shine. Check out the other great projects this week at Inspired Stamps and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bugaboo two of something

Bugaboo 2 of something challenge- I used two designer papers and two heart brads. I love turtles so I had to have this turtle from Bugaboo when I saw it. I colored it with Copics and chalked the edges. 

Here is another turtle image card I made as well :) technically this one has two designer papers so it qualifies as well.

Bugaboo Birthday Challenge

I love this little monster from Bugaboo and the Pink By Design ROAR stamp sentiment goes perfectly with it. It is Bugaboo's birthday this week, a challenge each day, and here is my birthday card.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bugaboo Sketch #102

Bugaboo is having a birthday week and a challenge each day. I am trying to keep up :) I love turtles so I have all the holiday turtles. This is my first St Patty's card for this year.

Sew Many Anything Goes Challenge

Sew Many Cards challenges are starting for the new year. This week is anything goes and there are new releases that are soooo cute. Here is Eris Valentine. I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles to the cheeks and heart.
I bought a single sheet of this paper at Hobby Lobby and it has so much going on that I didn't put too much on this card, a couple heart brads and some twine.

Make sure to go link up your current project on Sew Many Cards challenge blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CDAC New Year Challenge

CDAC is starting their new challenge. This is one of the images you could get for free for joining the challenges. It is so relaxing that I thought it perfect for a new year. I hope that everyone's year brings them peace and relaxation. I see travel in this picture which is a passion of mine. This image is from Firecracker Designs. I colored it with Copics and used chalk on the top to make the sky have some blue in it. The card was cut from Birthday Bash.
Head over to CDAC and play along and pick up some fun images for the New Year!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pattie's Creations Fun Fold Challenge.

 I was excited to see this image at Pattie's Creations shop. My hubby and I are big wine drinkers and this image is pretty to go with a bottle of wine.
This was a fun easy fold that I had never tried before. I like how it came out. I used this tutorial for my double dutch fun fold. Check out all the great new images Pattie has put in her shop and dont forget to join in on the fun challenges at Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inspired Stamp Sneak Peak

I made this wall plaque from a piece of wood that I found at Joann's . I thought this new set would be perfect to display in my craft room. I just love this set.
I used Modge Podge to put the brown paper on the wood then added the decorative paper on that. I colored the stamps with Copics and added Stickles. These will be available on Friday at Inspired Stamps along with some other great stamps.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Love Bugs Banners for Kids Day 1

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop.

Forty very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.

Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....If you have come from
Denise then you are on the right track but if you have come here by chance – great! but please start from the beginning at Ellen and continue through from there.

 I made a very simple banner this time. I cut the circles with Spellbinders Lacy Circles and the bugs from Create a Critter and another cartridge that I cant remember at the moment. 


Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care. Please continue on to Teresa at
Have a wonderful day.

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Lori Apgar -
  4. The Scrapbooking  Queen~
  5. Linda Simpson -
  6. Beckie Woodall -
  7. Lisa Lam-
  8. Jenny (Crazy About Cricut) -
  9. Ashley -
  10.  Haidee-
  11. Carol -
  12. Edwina -
  13. Jearise -
  14. Janet S -
  15. Denise -
  16. Jamie      You are Here
  17. Teresa -
  18. Alina -
  19. Dena -
  20. Martha-
  21. Erica

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Inspired Photo Frame

I found this wood frame at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 at 80% off. What a smoking deal. I figured I could find a use for it. I wanted to put a scripture stamp on it but it needed something else so I added the HLO praying girl and with some buttons & ribbon there you have it. I made the tan background paper fit the frame then added the decorative paper on that. I then applied Modge Podge all over the wood frame and added the paper to the frame.
The stamps are from Inspired Stamps. I colored her with Copics. If you have not checked out Inspired Stamps yet you should. They have great stamps and wonderful tutorial/ideas all the time.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wine Cork Gifts

These were so much fun to make. Like a puzzle. I had to cut pieces to fit into spots and I used more hot glue than I ever have in my life.

I made 29 of these ornaments. It took several tries and different ways to do it before I figured out the easiest and quickest way. I saw these projects online that people were selling so no instructions could be found. Here is how I did these ornaments.

First drill holes in the wine corks. The make your bows. I tied mine with twine and used my bowdabra to make mine since I can't make a bow very well. 
 After those two above are done I them took twine and looped a bell and beads with it.
 I put the twine through the cork. I used the tool I made out of a hanger to push it through.
 Then I tied the bow on top of the cork very tight.
That is how I found them to be the easiest to make. I tried lots of different ways but made my last ten like this one above. Here are some others I made.
 Now what else can I make out of wine corks. I still have A LOT of them. Hmmmm....