Saturday, April 12, 2014

How You Doin'? - Avery Elle Challenge #4

How you doin' Bloggers,

I am back again today to share a card I made for the AEI♥U (Avery Elle) Challenge .  The challenge is to make a card using  water color.  I used their "Simply Said Hello Die" and the "Simply Said Hello Stamp Set".  How many of you watch Wendy Williams talk show?  I do and when she comes out she says, "How you doin'!"  So when I saw this saying I just had to use it.  Maybe I will mail it to her!

Thanks again for stopping by.  I will be back soon with something creative!

Challenge 4

Stamps: Avery Elle Simply Said Hello Stamp
Ink: Versafine, SU Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist
Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Paper: SU Certainly Celery and watercolor paper
80 and110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn sequins, Tim Holtz water brush

Friday, April 11, 2014

Get Well Soon - Newton's Nook Designs Challenge

Hello Bloggers,

I hope you enjoyed today!  It was a beautiful 79 degrees here today and we are expecting a beautiful weekend, by Sunday it will be in the 80's.  

I am playing along with Newton's Nook Designs - Inky Paws Challenge #8 sketch challenge.  I am just under the wire in joining, but I wanted to share my card.  I used the Spring Showers stamp set.  It is so versatile, I used the stamp set as a get well card, but you can use it for a baby shower or even thank you card.  

Thanks for stopping by, if you like my card, please leave a comment, if you enjoy my blog, please follow me.  Come back again soon!

Here is my take on the Inky Paws Challenge:

 (inside of the card)

Stamps: Newton's Nook Design Spring Shower
Ink:  Momento and copic
Paper:  Fancy Pants "Be You" 6x6 pad
110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  MFT Circles

Monday, April 7, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #5 - Pick a Stamp

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #5.   This month Hampton Art is our sponsor.  Hampton Art was founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit their Website.

This months challenge is to use a stamp as your focal image/word art.  Go into your hoard and start stamping something and share it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  One lucky winner will win this craft bag to put all your hoard in!  Please note, the items in the bag are NOT included.  You have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge closes April 20th at midnight PT.

Here is my creation for this challenge.  

I am crossing my fingers that Spring has finally gotten here.  Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back soon to visit.   Make sure you visit the Design Team below and check out what they have to share!  Please leave some love if you love their creations.   

Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE
Ginny Nemchak

Stamps: Hamption Art - "Love and Joy"
Ink:  VersMark and Detail Black embossing powder
Paper:  G45 Little Darlings, SU Boarding Blue, 
110 lbs cardstock
Accessories:  Spellbinder Labels 9, SU butterfly punch,
Want2 scrap nestablings, Hampton Art glitter brads and sequins

Monday, March 17, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #4 - Show Some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam!

Hello Bloggers!

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #4.   Wow, Craft Hoarders anonymous Challenge is going on their fourth challenge.  We are moving along and we are loving all of your projects you are sharing with us.  This month Graphic 45 is our sponsor.  They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers. To pay homage to their glamour and style, create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items. Show some glitz! Pump up the glam! Use this photo below for some extra inspiration.

One lucky winner will win all these goodies donated by Graphic 45!  Go in your hoard and create something with some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!  You have two weeks to create something beautiful, we can’t wait to see what you have created.

These last two challenges with Craft Hoarders Anonymous, I have loved....did I tell you how much I love Graphic 45 papers!  If I have not told you, I love their products!  For this challenge, I have altered a cigar box I had in my hoard.  The paper I used is from Graphic 45 Couture Collection.  I used the 12 x 12 sheet called "Chic".  I mounted two of the ladies on chipboard and fuzzy cut them out.  I then popped the taller lady up with pop dots.  I added some bling at the bottom of the box.  Then I took a couple of the words from the Couture Alphabet Sticker sheet and mounted them on chipboard and added them on top of the bling.  I cut the word "style" from the 12 x 12 page "accessorize" and mounted into the Tim Holtz ornate plates.  I had the clock and the fluer de lis  in my stash and added it onto the box.  To top the box off I used the knob from Tim Holtz collection.

For the sides of my box, I used the graphic 45 Bird Song collection -"Longevity". The key lock is from Tim Holtz - Locket keys.   

Thank you so much for stopping by, hop on over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Challenge #4 and show us your hoard with designing something with sparkle, glitz or glam.   If you enjoyed my project, please leave me a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, I would love for you to follow me, click on the right sidebar, join me. 

Make sure you visit the Design Team and check out what they have to share!

Amber Milone

Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet - me
Ginny Nemchak
Pam Bray

Monday, March 10, 2014

Newton Nook's Purr-fect Birthday!

Hello Bloggers,

I am playing along with Newton Nook's challenge #7, which is  "go green".  I used the Newton Nook's Birthday Bash stamp set.  It is such a cute set!  There is still time to play along if you want to join the challenge.  See the colors below.

I color Newton with colored pencils and fuzzy cut the balloon and popped it up.  I just love how he is hanging onto the balloon, which makes it look like he's floating.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you love my card, please leave me a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy looking at my blog, I would love for you to join me.  Click on the right hand sidebar "join here".   Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Stamps:  Newton Birthday Bash 
Ink: Color Pencils, Black Memento
Paper: SU Garden Green, Certainly Celery and Retired Cosmo Cricket Salt Air
Accessories:  Circle Punches and sequins

Monday, March 3, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to Challenge #3 of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  This week’s challenge it to create something vintage or retro style.  This challenge is also sponsored by Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information. 

One lucky winner will win all these goodies donated by Graphic 45!  Go in your hoard and create something vintage or retro!  You have two weeks to create something beautiful, we can’t wait to see what you have created.

Here is my take on the challenge…..I hope you enjoy looking at all the pictures.  I love this paper by Graphic 45, it is Tropical Travelogue.  I love the bright colors in this paper, it reminds me of the Hawaiian Islands.  I visited Hawaii in 2012 and I thought this paper was perfect for my pictures.  I pulled a lot of my hoard out for this project. 

This is the 8x8 Matchbook Box by Graphic 45.  I cover the box with the Tropical Travelogue paper, added flowers to decorate the box and colored the "treasured Memory" title with distress ink and added a little burlap to the box.

This is a 6x6 mini album decorated with papers and chipboard from the Tropical Travelogue collection.  I added flowers, ribbons, and trinkets to the album.

The first picture is a picture of the matchbook box with the mini album in it.  The second picture is a look at the inside which is painted black and covered with paper in the bottom.  The other pages are pictures of the inside pages of the mini album.  

Make sure you visit the Design Team  and check out what they have to share!

Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet - You are here
Ginny Nemchak
Gloria Stengel 
Karen Zueger
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

G45 Tropical Travelogue papers
G45 Tropical Travelogue chipboard 
G45 Matchbook Box
6x6 Little Yellow Bicycle Mini Album
Tim Holtz trinkets
G45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Flowers
Recollection Flowers
Stampin Up Ribbon
Stampin Up tab punch
Black paint
DCWV Burlap
Prima crystals

Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello Bloggers,

I hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend!  It was so nice and relaxing, the sun was so bright and shiny.  Now today the sun was shining, but boy was it cold out there.  I guess the cold weather is back until next week.  In fact, we are suppose to get a little snow this week.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Spring to get here! 

Well, I am sharing a card I made for Lil' Inker Designs.  The have created an Instagram page and if you create a card using their products, your card will be entered into a drawing.  I just discovered Lil' Inker Designs in the last four months and I love their dies.  They cut so nice and crisp and they are a good quality of metal.  I am sold!  I can't wait to put another order in to add to my hoard!!!!  Speaking of "hoard", have you stopped by the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge blog?  This weeks challenge is a color challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and use the color scheme.  Click the link above and show us your hoard!  Oh, did I mention, there is a great prize package donated by Close To My Heart, retail of 87.00.  You have until March 2nd.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you enjoy my reading my blog and seeing my creations, please follow me on the right sidebar.  I also have a facebook page "Creative Lady", stop by and like my page.

Stamp:  Hero Arts Yummy Treats
 Ink: Memento black
Paper:  SU Bashful Blue, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine
 Accessories: Lil' Inker Design Stitched Mats Rectangle, 
Blue String die and On the Diagonal die

Check out the projects that Team B has created.  Show them some love and leave a comment if you like their creation!

Amber Milone -
Christy Butters -
Debbie Seyer -
Ginny Nemchak -
Jan Marie Ennenga -
Kathy Clement -

If you didn't stop by last week to see what everyone created, here are the links.