Anything Goes - Crafts 4 Eternity

L@@K - it's everyone's favorite kind of challenge - ANYTHING GOES over at Crafts 4 Eternity - won't you join us? And sweet Michele is sponsoring the challenge with your chance to win 3 FREE digital images!

I made this card months ago - really!! I love it - look at that cake, looks like real chocolate frosting huh? The kind you want to secretly dip your finger into and have a taste...alas, this will NOT taste good!

I used an older image from My Favorite Things - Time to Celebrate - and an older Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch with lots of layers, stitching, distressing with distress ink and of course finished it off with some Espresso Dimensional Pearls. I added a big 'ole button and some flags to the main panel too.

Glad you stopped by; hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

Stamps: MFT Stamps Time to Celebrate
Papers: GKD White, PTI Kraft, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper Distress Ink
Accessories: nesties, Copics, PTI button, Janome Sew Mini, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, twine, yellow gel pen (candle flames)

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Cute Kids

This week over at Crafts 4 Eternity, we are focusing on children-themed projects - since my babes are all a little bit older (but I'm not - HA), I went with a teenage bday card because I can never have enough of those on hand...you know, when your teenage says "oh, I have a bday party tomorrow, do you have a card I can use" - well, there you go, now I have one in stock - HA HA HA!!

We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs; play along and YOU could win 3 digital images and boy, are there some cute ones!!

I wanted to make a super fun girly card; what do you think? We have feathers, a 3-looped bow, a button...with glitter added with a Wink of Stella pen, some pink floss and the super cute image "Cinnamon" from Penny Black.

The image was colored with Copics and colored pencils, I also used a Spica glitter pen on the pretty flower in her hair and a yellow gel pen (candle flame).

I added some washi tape and carried over the paper on the inside too. Hope you take some time to join us this week; we love seeing your creations!

Stamps: Penny Black Cinnamon, Verve Visual Doodled Occasions
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, GKD 80 lb. White, Copic Xpress It
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, feathers, Verve Visual seam binding, pink twine, PTI Pure Poppy button, washi tape, yellow gel pen, Spica glitter pen

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No Squares at Ladybug Crafts Ink

This week over at Ladybug Crafts Ink, Lyndsey said NO SQUARES... WHOOP, WHOOP - I think we all had fun with this one!

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's balloon card - but seriously; WHY does she make everything look so stinking easy and it is so painful for me? HA!

I used a silver card stock for the front - kind of like a Mylar balloon me thinks! This is numberless Billie's Balloons - it also has a little doodle line and flower which I just cut out when I fussy cut the image.

I also fussy cut the balloons - TWICE - for lots of dimension; once from card stock, the second time from designer paper; I even paper pieced little Billie - cute eh? I thought so. I added some doodling, then added some string with modeling paste applied so I could make a couple loops in the string - also from Jennifer's video.

Hope you have some time to play along with us this week - just remember - NO SQUARES! :D Thanks for popping in; see you again soon!

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Billie's Balloons
Papers: GKD 120 lb. white, misc.silver card stock, DP by MME
Ink: None
Accessories: nesties, Copics, glossy accents, string, modeling paste 



Recycle - Crafts 4 Eternity

Another super fun "recipe" over at Crafts 4 Eternity - RECYCLE! The DT has some incredible products for you to see!

We are sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs - a $6 gift certificate for one lucky winner - won't you join the fun?

Me? I received this gift bag last year with a sticker on it, of course when I removed the sticker it tore off some of the paper. :( What's a girl to do? Why yes, dress it up and make it a seriously cute Christmas gift sack!!

I used an adorable Christmas cupcake from Paper Cupcakes - even better, they are calorie free! :D I fussy cut the cupcake, then used some older DP by My Mind's Eye, a border punch and some sewing to finish it off. The layout comes from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #227 (HERE).

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join along in our RECYCLE challenge!


Stamps: Paper Cupcakes Digital Stamp
Papers: PTI Fine Linen, Simply Chartreuse, DP by MME.GKD White
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, white gel pen, Gold Pearl liquid pearls, silver Wink of Stella litter pen, MS border punch

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Hi friends, how are you doing? I had a rough week last week, did NOT feel well - in fact, I was in bed and asleep one night by 6:30 p.m. #true!

This card was made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #192 (SSSC192); I love this sentiment from Inkadinkado! I used lots of leftover MME paper (I honestly have enough hoarded to last me a year or so...HA), some fun MME enamel dots, a beautiful quilting embossing folder, some swirls from Verve, distressing - both with ink and an edger - and finished it up with some stitching. I LOVE the beautiful mint paper on the inside, so I snapped a picture of it too.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: Inkadinkado, Verve Blue Skies
Papers: PTI Berry Sorbet, , Fine Linen; DP by MME
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, Old Paper Tattered Rose Distress Ink 
Accessories: MS arched border punch, nesties, enamel dots, Janome Sew Mini



Dreams and Love

I LOVED the sketch at My Favorite Things this week - #139. Of course, the CAS within my head imploded when I set about making my card - HA!! Not really, just ended up with a few more pieces than anticipated, but it's all good! :D

I love the striped black paper against the flowers and aqua mist card stock; DP is all from My Mind's Eye. The flowers are from Verve's Kind Words set; I stamped them in PTI Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist, then gave them a good coloring with my clear Wink of Stella pen - can you see that sparkle?
Can you see the sparkle on the flowers and the heart?

I also added dimension to the little heart by die cutting 3 layers, adhering them together and coloring it with the glitter pen too. LOVE ME SOME SHIMMER!

The sentiment is from PTI's Heart Print Sentiments. I turned the inside into an anniversary card stamping the flowers in VersaMark; the sentiment in Berry Sorbet and a bit more striped paper.

Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Kind Words, PTI Heart Prints Sentiments
Papers: Copic Xpress It, PTI Smokey Shadow and Aqua Mist, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PTI scalloped die, MME enamel dots, MME flag, black/white twine, wink of stella glitter pen, Janome Sew Mini


Top 5 Winner

Remember these little treats:

I was chosen as a top 5 over at Cupcake Inspirations - LOVE THAT BLOG!!!

Thanks for popping in; see you again really soon!



Winter Wonderland


Welcome to the Ladybug's Silly Snowmen release - oh these little guys (hmmm...are some a girl do you think? HA) are so very cute, love them!! And so  many options, be sure to pop over to the main blog (HERE) and check them all out AND the lovely eye candy from the design team!

My little friend is "decorating the tree". I colored the image with Copics, then embossed the main image with a bitty dot embossing folder which was layered on another piece of card stock embossed with a quilting folder. I added some glitter, enamel accents for the eyes, glossy accents to the star and some dee-lish red/white twine tied off with a cute little tag which says "very merry".

Glossy Accents on the star
Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll visit us and see all the amazing creations!

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Silly Snowmen and Papertreyink Tiny Tags
Papers: GKD White, PTI Pure Poppy, Neenah White
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Forest Moss Distress Ink
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, glossy accents, red/twine, PTI Tiny Tags die, embossing folders, enamel accents (eyes), Janome Sew Mini

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