Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Something different!!

Today I am going to ask you a question.  What is one of the reasons we play challenges?  To me one of the reasons is to take me out of my comfort zone.  The challenge theme this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is Anything but a Card!!!  I sat for 2 days just thinking and thinking.  What could I do that I would like and use!  I thought paper flowers, decorating the front of a scrapbook, making a medallion.  All doable but didn't excite me.  I decided to wait until the weekend and decide.  I then was looking for something in my linen closet, found some potpourri and decided it was time to replace some containers I had with old potpourri.  I still had some left over an looked for another container so I could have some on my office desk.  I found a tin that was the right size but not really pretty and decided to decorate it for this challenge.  I like the way it came out and now I have a nice addition to my desk!! 

I am especially happy that I got to use an image from our sponsor this week!   Wee Stamps!!!   I have been looking forward to this because I think these are just the cutest stamps!  I love every one of them.  If you haven't seen them I suggest you go to her website and check them out.  You won't be disappointed.

Challenge yourself!  Make something other than a card and play with us!!

The other wonderful challenges my tin meets are:

Crafty Creations - Sparkle (on roses)
Diva's by Design - Anything but a card
Little Darlings - Favorite Colors
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Rainbow Ladies - Use a Digi
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Charm
Mami Doodles - Heavy Metal
Stamping for the Weekend - My Favorite Things (pearls,flowers)
Totally Papercrafts - Spots & Stripes
Fairy Knoll - Sparkle (on roses)
Phindy's Place - Circles
Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
Mark's Finest Paper - Sparkle (on Roses)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter, Flowers, Pearls)
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbons & Lace
Dream Valley - Ribbon
Pile it On -Going Around in Circles
The Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels
Stamps R Us - There was a little girl
The Shabby Tea Room - My Favorite Things
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Ooh La La - Summer Flowers

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you like my project.  Thanks to everyone who posts a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Let's Be Friends

Good Morning!  I am posting later than usual this week.  I think the summer weather is affecting me.  I am so lazy..  I just want to relax and do nothing these days.  I think I need a vacation to rejuvenate me.  Unfortunately it will be another month before that happens.  

Luckily before I got into this mood I was in the mood to make this card.  I love this elephant from Digital Delights.  As you have probably guessed by now they are our sponsor for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  The these this week is Animal or Jungle theme so pick up those animal stamps and join the fun!

Well I am trying to get this post written quickly because I need to get back to work so I will keep it short.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Cupcake Craftroom - Flowers and Leaves
Emerald Faerie Garden - Petals
C.R.A.F.T. - Stitching
Crafty Purple Frog - Favorite Things
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop Best - Stitching
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Embellishment beginning with R (mine is ribbon)
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts/Punches
Card Makin Mama's - With a Child/for a child
Stampin with the Dragon - Friendship
Just some lines - Spots & Dots
Cupcake Inspiration - Stitching
Corrosive - Ribbons & Bows
Stamps R Us - 1 Image, 2 PP, 3 Emb.
The Shabby Tea Room - Inspiration & Classic Patterns
Forever Friends - Spots & Dots
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Ribbons & Bows
Karens Doodles - Flowers Power
Pink Elephant - Join the Circus

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I really love to read them.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let Your Light Shine Through

Good Morning.  How is everyone today?  We have been having some really cold and rainy weather here.  We have not seen the sun in days.  Sunday I spent at a yard sale my LSS store had.  Mary and I shared a table and tried to sell some stamps & stuff we don't use anymore.  We did okay.  We wanted to leave with nothing but I am happy I did sell some stuff.  I am now on a mission to organize.  I just need to find the time.

I had so much fun making this card.  I love the teal color and I was itching to use some of the things I bought at the Convention last week.  Isn't this new heart die great from Cheerylynn Designs?  I love all the little hearts and the great thing is that the middle heart is separate so you can stamp on it and put it back like I did with this.  I used one of my new Rubberstamp Tapestry sets to add the flowers.  I also used some of my new ribbon!  

Today we have a real easy challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  The theme is Anything Goes and the the sponsor is Kenny K!!!   I love Kenny K images.  They are fun images to color and to use!  Grab those cards you are posting and play with us!  You could win some of his images.  What is greater than that!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Kenny K. - Use Favorite Colour
Crafts & Me - Stamp Something
My Mums Craft Shop - Punch It
Pals Paperarts - Your Signature Style
AI Factory - Use Something New
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Pearls & Lace
Make it Colorful - Colour with Blue
Crafty Ho's - Yellow, Blue, Green
Crafty Pad - Just Because
Stamp with Fun - Pearls & Flowers
DDH - Pearls & Lace
Karen's Doodles - Frame it
KB Cute Monday - Bright Colors
Pollycraft - Ribbon & Flowers
There is Magic in the Air - Pick 2- Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/gems, and/or Die Cuts
Emerald Fairies - Petals

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Special Birthday Wishes

Good Morning!  How is everyone?  Did you have a good weekend?  I did.  I went to the Hierloom stamping convention held this weekend.  We were lucky because the convention is held in West Springfield, MA where the tornado's hit last week.  We saw some of the destruction it caused and it was sad.  The convention though was a lot of fun.  I bought alot of my favorite things which included ribbon, die cuts and stamps.  Don't you just love new toys??

Today's theme at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is Happy Birthday.  I thought since I have been making alot of Birthday cards lately I would use one of my new Rubber Stamp Tapestry sayings to say have a special day instead of the standard Happy Birthday.  We also have a great sponsor this week.  Heart Song Designs!!!!   Doesn't this watering can with the wild flowers say Summer has begun to you??  I thought it went well with this Bearly Mine paper and my new hot pink polka dot ribbon.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Punch it out
Penny's - Summer
Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle
Card & Scrap - Flowers
Cupcake Craftroom - Flowers & Leaves
Emerald Fairie Garden - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - Wings
Diva's by Design - Floral
Charisma - Something that flies
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Eat, Sleep, Stamp - Sketch
Stamp Something - Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Birthday
Marks Finest Paper - Flowers
One Stop - Texture
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Make project with something on desk right now
Scrappy Frog - Birthday
Sentimental Sundays- Inspired by a Song
Corrosive - Summertime Colors
Ooh La La - Birthday
Cheerful Stamp Pad - A Special Reason
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
There She Goes - Milestone (Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation)
Digital Tuesday - In the Garden
Papertake - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking at my card.  I hope you like it.  Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading them.