Wednesday, March 30, 2011


A very quick layout for Ava's album:

And one for Sawyer:
Cookie Decorating 2009

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweet Stamps: Easter

Sweet Stamps Challenge #8:


Here's my creation:
 I used "Tulip bunny" for this card, an adorable stamp from Sweet Stamps!  I also used the stamp "Happy Easter" for this card.

Other Sweet Stamp Products Used:
Shades Dye Ink "Pansy Purple"
Soft Pink Rhinestones
Nellie's Flower Multi Frame Die
Daisy & Swirl Embossing Folder
Creative Inspirations Paint: Light Purple and Sage

I also have a fun little tutorial for you, something else I like to do with the Creative Inspirations Paint:

1. I first used the "Daisy & Swirl" Embossing Folder to embossing my paper.

2. I then like to use a little paint brush to add the CI Paint to the embossed parts - I used "Light Purple" (A toothpick works great for tiny parts)

A great way to add some shimmer to your projects and to make your own paper!!


I also like to use cotton balls to add shimmer to elements.

1. Get an element you would like to use, in this case I cut a swirl from my Cricut.

2. Lightly dip the cotton ball in the cover and as you can see in my photo, I first dab the cotton ball on my scrap paper so that the paint doesn't go on my element as a big glob, rather just a light texture..

Finished element - I used "Sage"

I also used "Light Purple" to add some shimmer to the bunnies bow!


The things you can do with these paints is endless!  They're  alot of fun to play with!

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!  Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!!

Have a great day!



Paper Pal Arts: Embossing

Totally Papercraft: Cuddly and Cute
Stamps R Us: Spring
Pile It On: Cutie Patootie
Totally Gorjuss: Spring has Sprung
Creative Cottage: Spring has Sprung
Incy Wincy Designs: Sparkle & Shine
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Easter
Catered Crop: Recipe (Ribbon, Flowers, Spring, Border Punch, Circles, Die Cuts)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Core'dinations is currently having a DT call.  That's pretty exciting!  Who doesn't love paper?!?!  I know I'm addicted to it!  So I thought I would give it a try. Who knows unless you try!

A card using a piece of green from the Core'dinations "Flower Power" Vintage Collection.  I embossed the strip with Cuttlebug folder "Tiny Mosic Texture" and then sanded a few of the edges.

A card using a piece of pink from the Core'dinations "Flower Power" Vintage Collection. I embossed using Cuttlebug folder "Divine Swirl" and then sanded it.

A layout using a piece of purple from the Core'dinations "Classic Sunshine" Vintage Collection.

As a part of trying out I need to share some creations with you.  The two cards are new and the layout is a previous creation.

Good lucky to anyone that applies!!

Hope you've enjoyed! Have a wonderful day!


CI Paints Inspired By: Flowers

This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint is:

Inspired By: Flowers

I used a digital image from The Stamping Boutique to create this card called "Flower Cart".  I just love this digi!

I used Creative Inspirations Paint "Pink Highlights" to add to the umbrella and "Light Purple" to the wavy line on the top of the flower cart.

Have a great day! We hope you'll join in on our challenge!  This is the last Sunday of the month, so next week we'll be annoucing a winner of 5 jars of paints of your choice!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stitched Bloom from D2D

I've been wanting to use "Stitched Bloom" from Designed 2 Delight for awhile now, as I just love flowers.  The challenge at Card Idea's this week is "Make Your Own Holiday" so I decided to use the image to create a thank you can for a friend.

I think this turned out to be a fun card!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Prairie Fairy Challenge #49

Over on the Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Blog our challenge for the next two weeks is:

Oh So Spring

This gave me a chance to start working on some of my spring layouts for the kids.

I created a Easter layout for my little girl's album.  I used the new adorable "Easter Egg Gilly"!  She is so darn cute!
I added some easter eggs for her to sit on, which I thought was a cute idea!

This image is available at Prairie Fairy Designs and comes in uncolored and colored PNG as well as uncolored and colored JPG formats!!  So it makes it perfect for digital scrapbookers!! (I used the colored PNG version)

Have a nice day!!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Adorable "Kaela" from D2D

Have you see the new "Kaela" released at Designed 2 Delight?!?!?!

If not you better check it out, she's adorable!  She also has a brother named Drew!!  The first set released with him is called "Drew's Cupcake"!! He's so cute!!

The new set Kaela set is called "Caring Kaela".

Here's my card I made:
The little chick she is holding is so cute!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are you sure it's March 23rd?

I'm starting to think it's NEVER going to be spring!

Just yesterday morning I was walking outside getting excited to see my tulips and daffodils are starting to come up!! Let alone all the snow was melted!

And now this is the scene outside now....

I don't remember the last time we had snow this late in the season!!

I guess the good part is, I'm stuck inside crafting!! :)

Hope you are having a nice day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Stamps Center Step Card

Sweet Stamps Challenge #7:

Center Step Card
I've never made a center step card before, so this was a fun challenge to do!!

Our team lead Sandy, created this template:

Here's my creation:
The stamps I used for this card include "Butterfly Bookmark" for the two end panels and "It's Your Special Day".  For the main butterfly I used the "Intricate Butterfly Die" by Marianne Designs! Other products used from Sweet Stamps include: "Lavender" Shades Dye Ink and Soft Pink Rhinestones.

Side view:
I just love how this card turned out!

A close-up of the butterfly:
I used Creative Inspiration Paints "Tutu Pink" to cover the entire butterfly.

A close-up of one of the side panels, in which I used "Butterfly Bookmark".  It's a new stamp that was just released last month, one of my favorites from Sweet Stamps!
I added some Creative Inspiration Paints to the Butterflies, but it is kind of hard to tell from this picture, sorry.

 Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!  Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!!

Have a great day!



Pile It On: Pearls and Rhinestones and Bling, Oh My!
A Gem of A Challenge: Anything But Square
Craft Your Days Away: Mom or Special Lady
Delicious Doodles: 3D Project
Art Impressions: Gettin' Punchy & Dies (Doily Lace Punch & Butterfly)
AiFactory: Things with Wings
Charima Cardz: To "Die" For (Butterfly)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Add a Bow
 The Creative Cottage: Spring Has Sprung
Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Spring
Card Cupids: Spring Inspired
Catered Crop: FTR8 Recipe (Purple paper has stripes, pearls, ribbon, border punch, dies, spring, paper piecing)
Gingerloft: Die Cuts or Punches
Let's Ink It Up: No Digis Allowed, Die Cuts and/or Punches
Stamp Something: Something Sweet
Magical Mondays: Shaped Card

Monday, March 21, 2011

Picket Fence from TSB

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Stamp with Fun this next week.  Their theme is "Spring".  Join in for your chance to win 5 digital images!!

TSB recently released this fun "Picket Fence" image!  Obviously I fell in love with it since I love flowers!

Here's a close-up of the card:
I printed the image twice and cut out the hat, butterfly and a few of the flowers to pop-up!  I also added Creative Inspiration Paints to a few of the flowers and the butterfly.

I'm plan to give this to my friend to use as a thank-you card!  She always askes me for thank-you cards.

Hope you have a great day!



Some Odd Girl: Think Spring
The Stamping Boutique: Monthy Challenge- Anything Goes with their Images
Stampin' B's: Thank You Card with Pink on it
I Did It Creations: Welcome Spring
Stamps R Us: Spring

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Easter

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Easter

I used one of Faith's new images from Designed 2 Delight called "Spring Greetings".  I just think this image is sooooooooo cute! 

I had so much fun coloring in this image.
and I lastly finished it off by adding some Creative Inspirations Paint to the the bows, easter eggs and butterflies!

Here are two butterfly punches I also added CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to.

We hope you'll join in the fun!  We'd love to see what you create and best of all you have a chance of winning some shimmery paints for yourself!!

Have a shimmery day!




2 Sisters: Furry Friends
Card Makin' Mamas: Animals
Crafty Sentiments: Animals

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Get Well

My mom needed a quick get well card, so I made this card for her quickly.  A friend of her's granddaughter is really sick so she wanted a card to cheer gradma and the littler girl up. 

I used an adorable Meljen digital image.  This lion is so cute!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Caught a Bug from D2D

This week's freebie at Designed 2 Delight is "Caught a Bug", if you missed getting this digi set free, you can grab it in the D2D shop.  By playing along you'll get next week's image free!

I decided to just use the ladybugs from this set to create a layout for my little girl's album.  The title "Pretty Little Lady" came to mind right away.
After finishing it up I thought it would be fun to use some of her pictures in her summer dresses from this coming summer.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Think Spring with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge #6:

Think Spring

When I think of spring, I think of flowers and butterflies!!  Something I have been dreaming of a lot lately!!

Here's my creation:

A close-up:
These stamps are perfect to do a little paper piecing with as well!!  I used some of my pastels to add a little more color to the paper.

 I used "Double Iris" (#7040H), a butterfly from "Butterfly Bookmark" (#3008g) and "Birthday Script" (915D) for this card.

I used Shades Dye Ink "Pansy Purple" to stamp with the "Birthday Script". After stamping I used Creative Inspiration Paint "Light Purple" to add some shimmer to the sentiment.

I really like using the CI Paints to alter white ribbon to match my card. I had some white lace type ribbon that I wanted to make match my card better, so I used "Burgundy" to alter the ribbon.


In the process:
(Note: I used "Light Purple" on this sample)

Finished sample using "Burgundy" along with the original white:

Lastly, here is the cute little butterfly I added.  I made it complete by adding some CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to give it some shimmer. Fairy Dust is my favorite paint to use!

Well I hope you enjoyed my creation today and were inspired!

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! 

Stacey from Sweet Stamps has a "SWEET" offer for St. Patrick's day, check it out:

Also make sure to check out the blog for all the other wonderful creations by the DT!
Have a great day!



Flutter By Wednesday's: Inspired By Photo (Flowers) + Butterfly
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Birthday + Pearls
Karen's Doodles: Spring
Shabby Tea Room: Party Time
Woodware U.S.A: Spring is Coming!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Spring
Let's Ink It Up: No Digi and Embossing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Spring has Sprung
Totally Gorjuss: Pearls and Lace
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Spring

Sunday, March 13, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By...Animals

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Animals

We hope you'll join in the fun!  You have a chance at winning some paints of your own!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Prairie Fairy Challenge #48

The challenge over at Fairy Fun Friday's is:

It's My Party!!

We're celebrating owner of Prairie Fairy Design, Roberta's birthday! and it is also Prairie Fairy's birthday!!! Two great reasons for use to celebrate!

This gave me a good chance to get a layout made from Ava's Birthday party in January!
I can't believe my baby is 1!  I just love this photo I took of her right before her party started!

I used the cake from the set "Birhtday Party" which also includes presents and a sentiment.

Have a great day and we hope you'll just in our Birthday challenge!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Circus Clown

 I used The Stampin Boutique digital image "The Clown" to create this card for a Blog Hop we had last weekend on the blog.  We were to create a card using one of the circus images and then everyone was to vote on their favorite!


I use CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to fill in the word birthday.

Hope you're having a great week!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

All Bundled Up..

A digital layout for my little man's album:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge #5

Sweet Stamps Challenge #5:

Parchament/Vellum Challenge

We were asked to use parchament/vellum for for this challenge.  We were taught a fun technique to do called "Parchament Craft".  We were sent some supplies in our package to create a project with this technique.

Here is a you tube tutorial from the owner Stacey.
Here's my creation:
I used the "Cutwork Daffodil" from Sweet Stamps for this card. I also used "Spots" embossing folder, "Dark Purple Rhinestones", "White" Dye Ink, and "Vellum" that can also be purchased from Sweet Stamps.

I didn't do any dry embossing on mine as I used embossing powder instead, as by using embossing powder to give the little raised effect it helps when painting in the image with the paints. (if you get any paints on the embossed areas it easily wipes off)

1st: I stamped the image with the white dye ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder

2nd: I began coloring the image in with the CI Paints to give the image some yummy shimmer!!
 These paints dry pretty quickly so I tried to work fast so that I could shade with them.  I wanted to some what mix the colors while they were still wet, rather then just laying the colors on top of each other.

* Note you want to use a small amount of the paints, otherwise if you use to much the vellum does shrivel a little.

Look at this shimmer:
I used CI Paints Sage, Evergreen, Green Olive, Citrus, Buttercup and Canary to color in the "Cutwork Daffodil" image.  The entire time I was painting the image I kept thinking how it was turning out like faux stained glass.

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!  Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!! We love comments!

Have a great day!


Cooking it Up With Katie: Springy Yellow Flowers 
Pixie Dust Studio: Seeing Polka Dots!
Shelly's Images: Layers, Layers, Layers
Craft Us Crazy: Anything that Reminds You of Nature
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin': Purple
Let's Ink It Up: No DIGI and Embossing
Simply Create: Power of Flowers
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of Spring

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gone Green

Creative Inspiration Paints challenge this week is:
Gone Green

This challenge can be taken in many different ways....
Using the color GREEN, recycling, reusing something, use what you got!!

I shared this card with you earlier in the week, with this challenge in mind and wanted to now explain what I did: 
 For this card everything I used was from my stash!  My goal this year has been to use what I got!

For the swirl on this card, I recycled a cereal box!!
(My kids love the Tucan!)

I cut the swirl from Cricut cart "Home Decor.
I did have to use a scissors to cut a few spots, but it worked great!  This is a great way to make your own embellishments. Kind of like chipboard.


So save those cereal boxes to create your own embellishments
Plus CI Paints add some great shimmer to them! :)

Have a great week!!