Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The character cafe

Well I have been blog hopping again. I came across http://thecharactercafe.com/index.htm/. They have some really cute stuff. I love this image.

I have had these acorns for ever. I just never seemed to find the right image to go with them. So when I found this one I just had to have it. I used copics to color it and layered the pile of acorns to make them pop. Well that is all for now. Have a crafty good day and be sure to stop over and visit http://thecharactercafe.com/index.htm/ to see what all they have. Who knows they may have just the image you've been looking for.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mini Baskets

I came across a tutorial for mini baskets. You can find the directions at http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2010/03/tuesday-tutorial.html. I decided to make some for my grown childern for Easter. They are just the right size for some Easter candy. I used digi images from http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/. She has some really cute stuff. I choose some of her Stella And Gus imagaes for the older three & a couple of cute bunnies for my granddaughter & Husband. I really think they will get a kick out of them.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Challenge at Karens Doodles

Its time for another challenge over at http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/. This week is "fancy Folds" anything other than a normal square or rectangle. I choose to use flower bear .

I enjoy making these kind of cards. They just make the card extra special. So go by and check out all the great cards and see whats going on. Have a great night and happy stamping.

Another Challenge

The challenge over at http://sewmanychallenges.com/ is a sketch this week.
I had a great time making this card. It turned out cute.Hope you like it. And be sure to go by and check out all the great cards that have been entered this week.
Have a great day and happy crafting. Stop by again soon and check out all the great things coming up.And don't forget all the great Design Team calls that are out there.


The challenge over at mo's is to use three punches on your project. I choose the image "Edward with his stuff". I used copics for coloring. The punches I used are" two differnt cirlces, corner rounder, scallop trim border & scallop trim corner punches.
Besure and go over and check out all the great entries at mo's.Have a great day and happy crafting.

Stampin time with Eve

Now that I feel half alive after our very busy & full week end. I am going to post the cards I had a chance to make with my friend Eve. I try to get together with her anytime I make it to Florida. The time was hsort but great she is the best. I got there about 7:30 and left around 10:00. The day was long I had been up since 2:00 am and was really getting tired.
It was awesome. We had a great time. We are going back down next month to pick up a camper. I will get to spend time with her again then. I can hardly wait. Have a great day and happy crafting everyone.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Catch up

I have been away all week end visiting with my grandson whom we had not seen in over 3 years. So not much crafting.  I did get to spend a couple hours with my friend Eve and stamp some. I will get those pictures taken and placed later this week. We had a great time. She is such an awesome crafter.
 Here a couple pictures from our week end.
The first one is a picture of me with my grandson Kyle. He has gotten so big. The second one is my granson  Kyle with his mom and sister. They had such a great time. He is coming this ummer to spend time with us all. We can hardly wait. Well its back to work. I will try and post card pics tonight. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Design Team Call

I came across another design team looking for new team members. http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/ They are giving two free digis to use for your entry for the team. I used both to make a couple cards.
Aren't both of these images cute. Go by and check it out. You never know till you try who knows you may have just what they are looking for. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Craft Room Update

My wonderful honey has done even more in my craft area. I came home from work on Saturday and found these things done.
He lifted up my paper cubbies and made a space to hold my cricket. This also freed up my counter space.
He then made a bridge over the center counter so in order to house a light right over my work area. Much needed thats for sure. Also gives me more shelf space. Always good.
He then added another shelf above the one he already hung. I tell you what I have the best hubby ever. 
 I know some of you are really wishing he would come do your space. Well sorry ladies I don't rent him out. I keep him way to busy. lol
He's not much of a picture taker. This is one from a couple years agao and I had to crop it out of another pic. But that is fine with me. I don't need a lot of pics I got him. Have a great day and happy stamping.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stamp Club

Last night we had agreat time stamping. I belong to a stamp club Via web cam in Flordia.Eve is not only my best friend but the best stampin up demo you could ask for. We always have a great time. She has everyone over and I join in via web cam. Last night was all about Easter. We made three cards and had a blast just stamping, laughing and having a great time. Here is what she came up with;
I just love them all. But my favorite is the dancing chicken. Isn't she just the cutest. I work with a lady that just raidiats her bubbly ness. I thought of her when I was making this one. She will be getting it tomorrow at work. Hope you enjoy these as much as  did making them. If you ahve any questions feel free to contact Eve
I know she would be more than happy to help you. Have a great weekend and happy crafting.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Challenge

Yes I made another card for a challenge. This time the challenge is over at http://karensdoodlesunitedkingdomchallenge.blogspot.com/

Karen has 4 new challenge blogs. You need to go by and check them all out. You can
join in on any or all the differnt challenges. Each entry needs to be a differnt design. But hey that gives more excuses to craft. Have fun and see what you can come up with. Have a great day and happy crafting.

I need to add I colored the image using copics & to get the glitter look I used copic spica pens. I just got them. They are really easy to use and really show up great on your project.

Craft Area

I finnally got some pictures taken of my new craft area. My Honey is the best. He is always triing to make me more comfortable in my work space.I will first show a couple before pics.
Now I will show some of the after he got done. Please keep in mind I am still working on putting everything away.

This is my sewing area. It is now seperate from my other craft areas.

Now he has moved my two upright cabinets to the end of the room and removed the center counter. Placed two eight feet counters on either side of four foot counter that used to be part of the old section. I now have all my paper next to me on the right instead of across the room.
In one of the photos I see two of my little babies slipped in. Tinker is on the floor under my counter and Oreo on the back of the love seat.  I share my area with my husband and the big screen TV. The love seat is right in the front of my counter facing the TV. I am so much happier with this arrangement. It is all laid out so well. That is it for now.
I have a stampin up get together tonight. I will try and post what we make some time this week end if possible. But I do have to work so it may be on Monday. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Dt Call

I was invited to join a group over at Paper craft Planet. The group is http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/meljensdesigns. She is also having a D.T call. Go Here to find all the details and to check out all her great designs. I know I keep saying all these are great designs, But I can't help it I love cute and I keep finding cute everywhere I look. Here is a card I made with one of her free images. If you look around she has several.
So be sure and go by to see what all she has and to check out how to apply for the design team. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Challenge Time Again

Time for the first challenge over at http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com/. This week is a sketch
The leperchan is just for the sketch. Any Image from Karen's is fine. I actually did use the Leperican because my Aunt sent sent me some hand crocheted clovers and I wanted to use one.
Besure and go by to see all the great Things that is going onover at Karen's. She has a lot of wonderful images and is always adding more.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Craft Area

The last two days Honey has been redoing my craft area. Boy what a mess. When I get all the stuff put away and back in order I will be putting up new pics of my new area. Lots more counter space and lots of room to spread out. I know it is going to be great. Have agreat day and happy crafting

Friday, March 5, 2010

Design Team Calls

Wow it's that time again. I have come across a couple differnt calls. The first being one of my all time favorite Digi sites: http://sewmanychallenges.com/. Here is the low down on what you need to do if you want to join in on all the fun .

It's that time again!!!
Design Team call for Sew Many Cards!
We would love to have you as part of the Sew Many Cards family!
Our new team will begin on April 19th and end on July 15th!
If you love to be creative and have fun at the same time then please email me for all the details at
Please put ~SMC DT CALL~ in the subject line.
You do NOT have to have prior Design Team experience to apply!!
We'll close this call on March 25th.

The second one is for http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/. I recently came across this digi site and love all her little creations. The people are so darn cute and have quite the sayings to go with them. Here is all the info on thier Design team call:

Bugaboo DT Call
Term and Open Call
If chosen, your term will run for 3 months beginning on April 1, 2010 thru July 1, 2010. This call is open to all.
Application Process
All submissions must be received by 12:00am PST, March 21, 2010. New design team members will be contacted by March 28, 2010.
Please send an email containing the following information to: tsmiller@insightbb.com subject line "Bugaboo DT Call"

1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Email:
4. Phone number:
5. Blog or website address:
6. Links to any online galleries you may have:
7. Related forums/message boards that you like to visit and participate (we do NOT need your forum nickname):
8. Three (3) items, cards, or layouts or anything altered. You must submit 1 project using a Bugaboo stamp, we offer freebies every week or you may purchase one at the store.
Your submissions don't need to be brand new but should not have been published or submitted for publication for a printed or online magazine.
9. Please tell us about any current or past design team member for any other companies and what your responsibilities are with them (We do not expect you to work solely for us however we want to make sure you will have enough time to devote to the team).
10. Because we are a digital stamp company it would be helpful (but not necessary) to be familiar with Digital stamps so please tell us in a few words:

1. What is your experience with digital stamps.
2. Why do you think you would be a great DT Member for Bugaboo?
General Requirements
• You will need the ability to photograph or scan your art for submission to Bugaboo 2 days prior to date of challenge.
• You will need to have a blog or website with regular updates, and enjoy participating in online challenges in the stamping community.
• You'll also need to be ready to have some FUN, and enjoy your stamps!!!

Monthly Responsibilities
• Submit up to 4 items (cards, scrap layouts, altered art) per month using Bugaboo digital stamps received, 1 of these during the term an assigned date for an altered item.
• Contribute one (1) tutorial per term. This is a step by step guide to creating your favorite card or project. This can also be techniques, and include stamping tips and trends.
 Encourage forum stampers with challenges and games/contests.
• Promote Bugaboo Stamps through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity.

Term Responsibilities
• Submit your art using Bugaboo Stamps at least two (2) times per month to the group at SNR (link provided to dt members)
• Participate in any design team discussions.

What You'll Get From Us
• A great opportunity to work with a fun design team, learning new techniques. as well as a great platform to showcase your talent
• 3 Bugaboo stamps of your choice per challenge monthly, we have 2 challenges each month. Access to a weekly new release stamp sometimes to create projects prior to release date. Weekly freebie Friday images prior to release. An occasionally random goodie because Jodie loves her design team members and treats us very well.
• 50% off on all images you purchase during your term!
• Your blog/website will be posted in the Bugaboo Challenge blog and we will provide traffic to your blog.

We are also looking for monthly Guest Designers so if you think you would like to be a part but can not commit to a full time commitment, consider this. Please email for details.

So if you think you might want a chance to be on one or both of these just drop by their blogs and take a look at what they got going on.  Who knows maybe I'll go take a crack at them myself.   Have a great day and happy crafting.

Wow It's Friday

It's time to work on some challenges. I have made a card to cover two challenges. This is a first for me I usually do a differnt one for each challenge. So this week I have combined the challenge from http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/ & the challenge from http://sewmanychallenges.com/ to make this card.
Isn't he the cutest ever.
Mo's challenge is: It's all about Blue, Brown and one neutral (white or cream)...so make these colors the main theme of your card or 3-D project using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil. Use markers, crayons, pencils or any weapon of your choice..
Sewmanychallenges challenge is :"Lets Hear It For The Boys!!" That's right...a male themed project!! They so often get overlooked, so lets show them some love. It can be for a child or adult! Doesn't have to be a card, think outside of the box!!Be sure to check out Sew Many Cards for some fabulous images that you could use in your challenge this week!!
So be sure and go by both and see what you can come up with. Have fun and happy crafting.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Neglected Digi's

 It has been awhile but I have been neglecting my http://digital.sewmanycards.com/ images.They are so cute and have been yelling for me to work with them. I chose to use Eris & Jaden.

I used print shop and flipped "Eris the Nurse" so she is facing "sick Jaden" I removed the soup can & placed the pill on Eris trunk. The get wellsoon is also from http://digital.sewmanycards.com/ It comes out blank so you can color it in. I used copics to color in all my images, The card stock is from "Stampin up", the background paper is from  "hot hues".
Besure and drop over at http://digital.sewmanycards.com/ to see all the great things going on. Angela has a March bonus this month that is free with any $10.00 purchase and don't  forget with that purchase you get a chance at the copic give away.  Have a great day and happy crafting.