The Pink Elephant...why, thank you!!

Thank you for the recognition of this card...you made my day!

Have a great weekend friends!!


Tic Tac Toe at Crafts 4 Eternity

Hi friends - how's the week treating you? This week over at Crafts 4 Eternity, we are playing Tic Tac Toe - won't you join us?
And Digistamps 4 Joy is offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner!

I went diagonal using ribbon, yellow and buttons and used an image from Whimsy and Stars Studio, Spring Garden Chick. I used this image once before HERE and a friend loved the card so much, she wanted one too. As we all know, I really dislike making the same card twice...plus I didn't have the same papers, so I improvised and came pretty close to the same! :D

inside of card

Lots of clear Wink of Stella for the butterflies and center of the flowers and some glossy accents for those flowers too! Added a little "hello" flag to the top of the image.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join our fun game of Tic Tac Toe.


Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio Spring Garden Chick, PTI Heart-to-Heart #4
Papers: PTI Aqua Mist,True Black, amd Sweet Blush, Copic Xpress It, DP by MME
Ink: VersaMagic Pixie Dust and MFT Pink Lemonade (sponging)
Accessories: Copics, nesties, clear Wink of Stella glitter pen, Janome Sew Mini, enamel dots, black dimensional enamel, glossy accents, black and white twine, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15

  Inkspirational Challengs - BLOOM
 Crafty Boots Challenges - Butterflies and Bees
 Craft Room Challenge - Things with Wings
 Eclectic Ellapu - Spring
 The Crazy Challenget - Bingo (twine, digi, gems)


No Killer Heels - just Shoes N' Bags

Hi friends - did you see all the amazing creations over at Ladybug Crafts Ink - all Killer Heels - all monochromatic. WOWZA!!

I made a fun monochromatic card too...but not with Killer Heels.
From Millan.Net
I love this super fun Shoes N' Bags image; so stylish and CA-UTE!! I went all black, grey, and white using MOJO347 (tall and skinny); my image is pretty big, so my card is 4" x 5.5"; I used some older MME designer paper and just had fun playing! I added a gorgeous black feather, black button, grey and white twine and used a white gel pen for some accents. Card stock colors are PTI's Smokey Shadow and True Black.

Thanks for stopping by; be sure to check out all the monochromatic creations at Ladybug Crafts Ink. Hope you can join the fun; we love seeing what you create!


Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Shoes N' Bags
Papers: DP by MME, Copic XPress It, PTI True Black and Smokey Shadow
Ink: MFT Steel Grey, Grout Grey, and Black Licorice
Accessories: MFT pierced oval die, feather, misc. button, grey and white twine, Copics, white gel pen, Janome Sew Mini




Hi friends! Welcome back to another super fun recipe from Crafts 4 Eternity - Best of British! My original idea didn't work out, so I spun off that picture and ended up with the card below. But first...let's talk about prizes!! Talk about a great prize - one person can win a $12 voucher to Di's Digi Downloads!

OK, I love these bright red phone booths which pop up in every Google search I do - but here's where I specifically Googled for British phone booths - look at all of them, aren't they too cute?

This sweet Papertreyink image and matching die - Heart to Heart #4 - worked perfectly. I also used a simple sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #77. I cut several circles with nesties, punched a couple circles, then used some circles from the Verve Scalloped Trim Trio circle die which I attached at the top of the card. I used scraps to insert behind the circles, focusing on red, white and a lighter blue than what you typically see for British colors - but I think it works. The sentiment was stamped in MFT Black Licorice; the inside says "how are you?", added another circle trim to the inside.

Super cute phone cord huh? I colored some twine with Copics and wrapped it around a small paint brush, sprayed with water and heat set - so fast and easy!!

TFL; hope you'll join this super fun recipe and play along with us; we love seeing your crafty goodness!


Stamps: Papertreyink Heart to Heart #4
Papers: DP by MME, GKD 120 lb. white, PTI Pure Poppy and True Black
Ink: Versamark, MFT Black Licorice, Colorbox ChalkAlabaster
Accessories: nesties, misc. circle punch, Verve Visual Scalloped Trim Trio die, PTI matching Heart to Heart telephone, die (colored grey with Copics), Copics, Zing embossing powder in Rouge

 CAS(E) this Sketch #77



Look at this super cute teddy...reminding us to REJOICE - is he not the cutest bear? I love him!!! And you could add a bow and make it a girl in a snap!!

REJOICE is a new release at Whimsy and Stars Studio - pop over and take a look at all the amazing creations - HERE. Mabelle - owner of Whimsy and Stars Studio has amazing images, you can see all her images HERE.

AND just for checking out our creations and leaving a comment at Whimsy and Stars Studio, two random winners will win one digi design of their choice. Winners will be announced Monday, May 26 on the blog AND on Facebook. 

I needed a graduation card and decided this little teddy was perfect for celebrating such a great accomplishment. And I went bold and bright with the colors. One of our universities is black and yellow so I accented those colors but added some fun ones too! The arrow is from Heidi Swapp and is naturally white, I colored it with a yellow Copic and added glossy accents. LOVE! A few colorful enamel accents finishes it off.

I also used Jennifer McGuire's trick of wrapping the word banner around the card and then cutting two fishtails and adhering - she uses this trick often (you can see it in THIS video, about the 10:50 mark).

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio REJOICE
Papers: DP by MME My Girl, PTI Smokey Shadow and Summer Sunrise, GKD 120 lb. white
Ink: Versamark, Scattered Straw Distress Ink (inside)
Accessories: Heidi Swapp arrows, glossy accents, MME enamel accents, Janome Sew Mini, Copics, PTI notebook die,

  TPE251 - Graduation


Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great week and looking forward to the weekend. Last weekend was Mother's Day and I was spoiled, spoiled, spoiled! What a great weekend - had to come home to get some rest!
From Millan.Net
I love our challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity - dies! I think I use dies on almost every single card I create! And this week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs; one person can win 4 free images just for playing along.

I created a set of "hello" cards (4 in all) quite some time ago - no stamping whatsoever! LOVE! I diecut the word "hello" from MFT Stamps 6 times per card. I covered the top layer with a clear wink of stella pen, some glossy accents, then adhered the handmade accent in a bit of a curve onto these super fun papers from Doodlebug.

Hope you'll take a few moments to join the fun this week; super simple challenge. Can't wait to see your creations!!

And last, but not least, I'll leave you with a few pictures and snippets from Mother's Day weekend! Thanks for stopping by; take care!


Stamps: NONE
Papers: DP by Doodlebug Take Note, PTI True Black, GKD 120 lb. white
Accessories: MFT hello die, clear wink of stella, glossy accents



Lucy's Cupcake

Hi friends!

I'm back with a sweet little image from Whimsy and Stars Studio - Lucy's Cupcake...she's cute huh? And I don't even LIKE mice...but Lucy's pretty darn cute!

I made a one pocket gift sack out of a kraft sack. I folded up the bottom 3/4's, adhered some paper and stitched around the sides. I then used MFT's Staggered Heart border across the top of the designer paper. I cut the border once, then cut the individual hearts twice and pieced it all together. It's cute, but hard to see under the main image.
From Millan.Net

I colored cute little Lucy with Copics using puffy stuff on her party hat and glossy accents on the candle flame. The image was cut from PTI's notebook paper die; then some more designer paper was cut from the same die and tilted. The ribbon I have had F-O-R-E-V-E-R and haven't used in about that long; love how the colors worked perfectly though! I then added two tags from PTI's Tiny Tags die and matching stamp set. The heart I colored with a Copic marker then stamped with PTI's Polka Dot Basics two different times to have good coverage of polka dots, tied on a button with some twine and that's it. Quick, simple and cute!

 From Millan.Net
Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!!


Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio Lucy's Cupcake and PTI's Tiny Tags and Polka Dot Basics
Papers: DP by MME, Copic Xpress It, Neenah White, Kraft Sack
Ink: MFT Berrylicious, PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: MFT Staggered Heart Border die, PTI Notebook die and Tiny Tags die, fluffy stuff, glossy accents, misc. ribbon, PTI Hawaiian Shores button

  Come and Get It Challenges - Birthdays
 One Stitch at a Time - Digi

Ladybug Crafts Ink - N'ewe Release

Hi friends, how are ewe today? The Ladybugs at LCI Central are bursting with excitement to show you our latest release...Eunice and Ramsay.

We have 16 new images though you'll only see 11 today (there might be one or two that will be joining us shortly as they're still in the field...grazing) and the rest next week. There are fabtastic prizes to be won and we hope you'll join in the fun.

The challenge is Anything Goes and there will be the usual prizes for overall challenge winner and challenge winner using an LCI image as well as the Top 3 banner winners. 

To win a prize for the n'ewe release we'd like you to comment on all the DT blogs then the Challenge blog...it's an unofficial blog hop. The random winner will win ALL 16 IMAGES and 5 winners of 2 Eunice & Ramsay images of their choice!!!

We hope you love this release as much as we do and look forward to reading your comments.

Now that we have all the 'portant stuff out of the way, let's get this show started! I'm sharing the CUTEST of all the Eunice's - HA - Eunice's Wellies, seriously, it's okay...you can admit your jealous of Eunice's gorgeous polka dot wellies!
From Millan.Net
I had a blast making this super CAS card - ONE LAYER my friends, one layer. Gotta believe in miracles!

Simple coloring, fun papers, and a cute little sentiment, "for ewe", computer generated.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love; hope you enjoy all the amazing images!!


Stamps: Digital Image - Ladybug Crafts Ink Eunice's Wellies
Papers: GKD 120 lb. white, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Accessories: glossy accents, white gel pen, colored pencils, Copics, rock crystal glitter

  The Crafting Cafe - Creatures
 One Stitch at a Time - Digi


Getting Sketchy at Crafts 4 Eternity

Hi friends!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, Michele has given us a sketch to follow...yeah me, I did pretty good this time. AND Michele is offering one lucky participant 3 free digital images - you can see all her images HERE.
From Millan.Net

I have had this super cute penguin image from Bugaboo which I had printed and NEVER used...just sitting and waiting for some color! And I did it! I used some fun, funky papers from MME, some stitching, and fun Copic coloring for the image. I cut the image using a MFT stitched circle die, then layered it onto a scalloped nestie. I already had this heart flag cut (it cuts 4 heart flags at a time); I snipped one off and easily molded it to fit the circle!! *LOVE*

I also cut 3 hearts from the same banner and inserted them into the opening - just like a puzzle - and added clear Wink of Stella over the hearts. I also added clear Wink of Stella to the frosting - YUMMY!

Look at that shimmer - EEEKKKKK!!

I didn't add the sentiment as the designer paper is pretty busy as is, but I added a sentiment and wash tape to the inside. 

Thanks for stopping by; check out the sketch and join the fun - we love seeing your creations!


Stamps: Digital Image - Bugaboo Birthday Penguin
Papers: MFT Whip Cream, PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, MFT Berrylicious
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, La La Land heart banner die, clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals, washi tape, nesties, MFT Stitched circle die



Spring Chickadee

Hi friends - how is your week going? I guess you could say Spring is here...or we skipped Spring and went from Winter to Summer as we have hit triple digits this week!
From Millan.Net

That's okay, my craft room is in the basement so I am nice and cool as I create! :D I'm back this week with this super sweet digital image from Whimsy and Stars Studio - you can see the image HERE.  Perfect for a spring time card...or summer... you know, whatever!
From Millan.Net

This was a quick and simple card - pretty CAS (clean and simple) - some fun zig zag and straight stitching, Copic coloring, fun cheery ribbon and a big ole button!

Inside of Card

Can you see the shimmer and shine?

I added black dimensional enamel for thelittle chicks eyes, fun dimension. That's it, thanks for popping in - hope you have a great week and don't forget to stop by Whimsy and Stars Studio for amazing digital images; I really, really enjoy Mabelle's images!


Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio Spring Garden Chick, PTI Signature Greetings
Papers: PTI Aqua Mist,True Black, amd Sweet Blush, misc. paper for the image, DP by MME
Ink: VersaMagic Pixie Dust and MFT Pink Lemonade (sponging)
Accessories: Copics, nesties, clear Wink of Stella glitter pen, Janome Sew Mini, enamel dots (inside), black dimension enamel