Monday, March 19, 2012

Caring Thoughts

Today I wanted to share a card I made using the Tulip Frame stamp from Eureka Stamps. This great image comes in two sizes. I used the larger of the two. I love this image, because it pretty much makes the card with just one stamp. I stamped this one on cream CS, and colored with water color crayons. I trimmed it down, and layered onto a purple CS square, and a pastel green base. For a sentiment I used a sticker. Such a pretty spring image!

Light of the World

Hi there. Wow...what a weekend! We had some gorgeous unseasonably warm weather. I swear it hit almost 80 yesterday. Here is WNY, we usually have snow still! We spent our entire weekend enjoying the outside fresh spring air. Bikes, scooters, basketball, walks, sidewalk chalk...oh I love it! Well I did manage to take a few minutes to sneak off to my craft room and create a pretty Easter card using the John 8:12 stamp from Biblical Impressions. I found the cross PP in my stash left over from a project I made last year. I thought it went perfect with this stamp (and it was already cut to fit a card front exact!). I layered the PP onto some kraft CS, and added the ribbon. The image, I stamped onto some silver metallic CS, and added some glitter to the tulips. I love the simple colors of this card.
Well that is all for now. Have a fabulous day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

SNSSDC - BLOG HOP!!! - New Releases!

HI there! Hope you all had a fabulous week. I must say it was lovely here in WNY. We had some gorgeous weather. The girls got their bikes and scooters out, and mom got to take some nice walks with friends too! I love spring! My favorite part of spring is seeing the green popping up through the mud and brown grass. Speaking of Green...that is our challenge this week at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. you take that idea of "green" is up to you. This is also a special challenge week for us because we are also featuring the brand new Sweet 'n Sassy March Digi Releases! And they are fab!
Well...onto my project. I was thinking "green", and decided to reuse something (so I started with that kind of being green). I saved these puzzle pieces from my girls old puzzles that were missing pieces. I liked them because they are so big. So I mod-podged them together and went from there. Now...for the rest of my "green"....I went with the color green. I used some green PP from my stash and mod-podged it onto the puzzle pieces. Next I used the brand new SNSS Digi release Psalm 46:1. My original project for this hop was going to use one of the other images, but after printing this one out and rereading it, it really hit home to me. Love how GOD works like that sometimes...He shows you what you need when you need it. Well...I layered the image onto the puzzle pieces, and added some green stickles around it to "hide" the paper edges. For my embellishment, I use a couple chipboard flowers I found in my stash. I covered the first one with dark green CS. The 2nd on, I took just the little inside of the petals out and covered those with light green CS. I then layered that onto the puzzle pieces, and added stickles to make it pop.

Well that is all I got for you. Be sure to head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog, and hop along with all of us DT Gals. Then play along...and don't forget to order your new digi images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Eureka Stamps Blog hop - Easter/Spring

HI there and welcome to the Eureka Stamps blog hop! Our theme this time is Easter or Spring. If you arrived here from Ceal's Blog, then you are on the right path. If you are just starting here, then head on over to the Main Eureka Blog, and start from the top! You won't want to miss a beat of this one! Here is my project... I just feel in love with these adorable little chicks! This image is called Chicks in Egg, and comes in 2 sizes. ( I used the larger one.) I stamped it off and colored with watercolor crayons. I fussy cut it down, and layered onto a purple CS circle. I also wanted a little dimension to my card, so i used some foam tape to pop the little eggs around the big egg. My PP was from my stash (since I am focusing on using only what is already in my craftroom. The sentiment is the Happy Easter stamp also from Eureka stamps. I stamped that off on purple CS, and layered onto the base.

Well that is all from me for now. Head on over to...

...and see what she has in store for you!

Friday, March 9, 2012

SNSSDC - Color Challenge

Hi there. Today we have a new challenge fro you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi challenge. This time around we have a color challenge for you. The colors are Blue, Brown, and Yellow. I was trying to decided what to do for this one, when I found this pre-colored digi in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store. That is right...pre-colored! Since my creativity has been a bit mushy lately...I thought this would help me. I printed out the Gretchen's Swing Colored Digi, and trimmed it down. That already had the blue and brown on it, so I knew I just needed some yellow papers. I layered onto a piece of SU PP from my stash, and added the yellow ribbon from my stash. Last, I added the little crocheted flower (which my mommy made for me), and a brown button. Very very simple, but a cute everyday type greeting card.
Now head on over to the SNSSDC Blog and see what the rest of the DT gals created, and then play along!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop - Spring!

Hi there, and welcome to the Biblical Impressions DT Blog Hop! If you just arrived here from Sarah's Blog, then you are on the right path. If you are starting here, then please head back to the main Biblical Impressions Blog, and start from the top of the hop order. Our theme this month is "Spring"! Don't know about where you live, but here my tulips and daffodils are starting to pop up. Oh I love spring! So for my card I picked a stamp with tulips. I have been trying to use up some of the papers in my stash (...and staying FAR away from the craft stores), so I pulled out this paper set from TAC. There was a bunch of pre-cut tags, so I thought it would be fun to stamp on one of those. I used brown ink, and stamped the Tulips stamp from Biblical Impressions onto that. I layered that onto a piece of tan PP, and used some green fibers for embellishment. I used a sticker for my sentiment. A very simple card, but lately that is all my brain can

Now head on over to..., and see what she has in store for you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

True Friends...

Hi there. Quick post for me today. Gotta run to work...uggggg. I wanted to share a card I made using the Eureka Stamps True Friends stamp. I have some wonderful friends in my life right now that are helping keep me together. SO this stamp made me think of them.

I stamped the image onto cream CS, and trimmed it down. I stamped again on white CS so I could make fluffy clouds. I used watercolor crayons to color the rainbow, and layered onto pink CS. I used some rainbow CS for the background and layered onto a cream CS base.

Well I am off to work...lucky me! LOL

Friday, March 2, 2012

SNSSDC - Cats and Dogs

HI there! Happy Friday. I hope you all had a lovely week. I got sick earlier this week. I am a horrible sick I get super whiny and yeah...I am extra fun to be Anyway we have a new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog today. Our challenge today is Cats and Dogs! Here is what I came up with. I started with the adorable Playful Pup Digi from the Sweet 'n Sassy store. I printed this guy, and colored with watercolor crayons. (Gotta say...we just got new printer ink, and for some reason it is "off" all my digis printed a little funny...but I think I covered it pretty I trimmed the image down and layered onto some brown CS. Next I layered that onto some cloud PP. This little guys looked like he needed to run around on some fluffy spring clouds. I used some pink twine and a yellow button as embellishments. I layered all that onto a yellow CS base.
Now head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog, and see what the rest of the DT gals have created. Then play along!