Saturday, November 26, 2011

sew many cards challemge

This week at the challenge is add
This image is called "PJ CHILLY" isn't he cute. It is starting to get cold here. 
I added liquid applique to the top of the thermoter to look like snow. I also
just ripped white paper to look like piles of snow.Adde twine to the
pole and I was done.

This weeek's almost free image is "Letter to Santa"

I thought it was so cute. I just had to add the saying to the center.
That is what my letter to Santa would say.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. We will not be having a blog hop for December.
 Angela is taking a break and giving us one too. We will be back in January
with new images and a blog hop for the New Year. In the mean time stop by the
and check out the great sale going on. I was just there and most of the images
are on sale for .50 what a great deal. This won't last for ever so hurry and check it out.

I will be doing some challenges still this month so be sure and check back. In the mean time

Friday, November 18, 2011

Challenge #75 Stair step card

This week the challenge over at is a stair step card
I used the image "Helna under miseltoe" I added the saying  thinking it just fit.
I added the sticker f the fireplace from my stach.

This weeks almost free image is an "Apple pie" I was unable
to get a card done with this image. If you go over to the challege blog
you will be able to see what the design team came up with.

Have a great day & Happy crafting

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A few challenges

It has been awhile since I have joined any challenegs. I decided to dust off the crafting stuff and shake out some cob webs. I made this card a few weeks agao but never got around to posting it. So I decided to get it posted now. 
This is one of the new releases from I just love him and think he turned out so cute. I printed him out several times in order to pop up and add a 3d effect to him. The background paper is from stampin up. I used copics to color him.

I am adding this to the following challenges:

~ ~ Thanksgiving {Tuesday}

~ ~ Anything goes with a Digi {Monday}

~ ~ Thanksgiving {Monday}

~ ~ Anything Goes {Monday}

~ ~ Anything Goes {Sunday} Having a design team call

Hope you have enjoyed this post. And come back often to see what I come up with. Have a crafty good day.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wow Challenge # 74 Vellum

This week the challenge over at is to use vellum on your project.
I choose Baily Christmas. I printed him out, then printed him twice more on vellum. One was red in color , the other lace printed. I cut out his hat in the red and the candle in the lace. I then added liquid applique to his hat. to add the fur look. and popped him up on the die cut top note from stampin up.

The almost free image this week is apple's in barrell
The inside inside says "Keeps the doctor away" Get well soon. You can find it over at the store.  I hope everyone enjoyed our hop last week. My winner of the image of "Stryder licking candy cane " Is......

Please contact me for your prize. I had great fun with this week's challenge I hope you do to and good luck.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Blog Hop "Sew many Cards"

Wow where has this year gone. Here we are in November already and ready for the new release Blog Hop

If you came here from
Then you are on the right track. If not you will want to  start at the
Believe me when I say you don't want to miss a step.
I have the pleasure of showing the image
"Stryder licking candy cane"
I think he is so cute. You not only get him in black and white. But he also comes in
color for you to use . I colored him & added glitter to the candy cane. I added
liquid applique to his hat & heated it up to look like fur. 
This months freebie is this wonderful image just in time for Thanksgiving. I printed it
out a couple times and popped up some of the fruit.
Added this really cute Thanksgiving paper. You can pick yours
up at the

Which is also your next and last stop on the hop.  Besure and leave a
comment on each and every stop along the way. You will then be up for
the drawing at each stop which if choosen you will recieve the image used
on that blog.

We'll also give away the usual Grand Prize (chosen by from the comments left on our Store Blog  All new release images & $15, we'll have a second prize too this time if we have 50 or more comments left that will be all the new release images. 

So there it is for this month. Hope you have enjoyed the hop and be sure to go and get
this months freebie. And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at the image
I used this month.

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's that time again ~ Sew Many Cards Challenge

This week the challenge over at  is a sketch

I used "Duncan all wrapped up" I wanted to show that he can be used many differnt ways. I think he makes a cute christmas card. I popped up the ribbon. After taking this picture I aded glitter to the ribbon.

Our almost free image is from the think pink images.

The image is the "stay strong with the ribbon"  I printed it out on pink card stock 81/2 x 11 & used it on
our board at work for think pink month. To help educate about Breast Cancer and how to help provent it. I think it turned out pretty good.

Be sure and get yours today while it is still only $1.00.  The November blog hop will be here in just two weeks. Come back and join us in all the fun for your chance at some really great free images.

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Challenge

This week at the challenge is to use 2 or more eyelets.

          I used this ever so cute image called "Baily with starw hat" The eyelets are leaf shape.

Next up is a super cool treat for you! This week Whimsie Doodles is sponcering our challenge . I was given the chance to play with "Frankie" I added 3 ghost eyelets to the background.The saying is retired from Stampin up.

This weeks almost free image is this very cute ribbon butterfly. Get it now for only $1.00. Get it now befor it is out of here.

So the winner this week not only gets the $10 gift certificate for SMC but One (1) winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Whimsie Doodles Online Store too!

The super nice people over at Whimsie Doodles are also have given us the following:
Special Offer:
A special offer for Sew Many fans - use the discount code SewMny10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today.*
So be sure to join our challenge for your chance at these wonderful prizes. Can't wait to see what everyone come up with.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Challenge # 70

This week at is a color challenge
Burnt Orange, Yellow & Brown
I choose this image from last months new release "Porter Halloween Dracula'".The little cutouts are part of some halloween confetti I had. I added the ribbon and layered him with all the challenge colors.
I poped him up & used copic glitter pens to color the candy. I also added glitter to his mask.
This week's $1.00 image is once again for pink ribbon month. It is Duncan with ribbon. Isn't cute.
I added pink glitter to his ribbon. The lace dollie is a stamp fom stampin up. The charms
are from my stach. I popped up his head and his hair. along with his hands.

I also did a card this week using "Stryder with balloons". He is a great image
he can be used in so many differnt ways. This week I used him for a birthday card.
Be sure and stay tuned to see what other ways he can be used.

Be sure and go by to not only join in on the challenge for some great prizes but to
see what all the great design team has come up with.

I have also added the some of my great cards in to some other challenges
all listed below:

Ok getting kind of a late start so I will stop there for this week hope you have enjoyed
this post as much as I have doing it.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sew Many Cards Blog Hop & New Releases

It's that time again at time for our blog hop & new releases. If you came here from Jamies  Then your on the right track. If not be sure and go to the challenge blog and start there, you won't want to miss a thing. My image this month is:  Porter Indian
     I thought he would make a great Thanksgiving card for a friend . I colored him with copics & added copper glitter to his feathers. I only printed him out once this time;. Thought he looked cute this way.
     This month the challenge is anything goes.The grand prize will be the entire set of new release images & $15 to spend in the store. What a great way to get some new digi's and fun at the same time.  We all will be giving the digi we use during the hop to one lucky person who leaves a comment on our blog. Each blog will chose a differnt winner. Please be sure and leave your e-mail address so it is easier to find you and get you your digi if your choosen.
    The freebie this month which will only be free during the hop is "Bailey with Ribbon" This will be the only freebie this month. Every week we will be offering a special $1.00 Image which will only be that price for a short time. We will be having several for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So be sure and check back each week to see what we have .
    Now the next stop on our hop is
 Besure and enjoy the rest of the hop & don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at the image I used this month. I can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenege. Happy hopping & Crafting.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sew many cards Challenge # 69

This week at sew many challenges is all about

I  choose to use the image "Hyalen and Teddy Bear" The back ground paper came from Stampin up. I colored them with copics, Added ribbon and two ovals with  gem flowers.

The almost free image this week is a pencil. It can be used for thank you's, just a note  & much more. I added ribbon & star buttons. They are from my stach. They are extra large and perfect for a card. The price of the image is only $1.00 what a bargain.

Don't forget that next week is new release & blog hop over at sew many challenges . There are going to be some great stuff and who knows maybe a chance for a free image or two. Now be sure and go by to check out all the great stuff from the design team. Have a great week end and happy crafting.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New challenge at Sew many cards

The challenge this week over at is a recipe to follow:

2 ~ Background papers
The color purple
3 ~ Gems

    I choose to use "Marvin with book". I popped up his head & added ribbon to the book mark. Then added the word Thanks using foam letters. I also added 3 brads. The paper is once again from my stach. This week the winner of the challenge will win $10.00 to spend in the SMC store. What fun there is so much to choose from.
      Starting this week, we will only be doing a freebie once a month during the blog hop. Instead we will offer you a new and cool image for only $1.00 yes you read that right, only $1.00. This week's image is this cute apple and pencil. Wouldn't this make a great teacher's card.
     Hope you have enjoyed this post and pop over to join us in this week's challnege and pick up this week's great image. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sew Many Cards Blog Hop

   It's that time again. The Blog Hop & New release party over at If you came here from Sarah's then you are on the right track. If not you will want to go to the challenge blog and start from the beginning.

  I was given the image "Kasiah Halloween Witch". I took an empty "I Phone " Box and covered it in order to make a treat box for my granddaughter.  The paper came from my stach. I had the stickers and die cuts from last year.
     The freebie this week is a ghost.This time we are asking that you create a project using the cutie ghost & linking it to our challenge post by the following Wednesday at midnight & we'll do a drawing for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.

 The prizes will be as follows:
1st = $15 + all new release images,
2nd = all new release Halloween images 
 3rd will be all Back to School images

     Oh yes, we'll also give away the image that we use on our blogs for the hop. We only ask that you leave a comment on each blog then on Wednesday we each will draw a random number to pick the winner from that blog.
    Hope you have enjoyed this part of the hop & keep hopping to the very end. Don't forget to grab the "Cutie Ghost" freebie and join in on the fun for your chance to win some great stuff. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

       From here you will be hopping over to Karen's and check out the great stuff she has done.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneak Peek

As promised a sneak peek into the new releases over at . Go by the challenge blog to check out all the great peeks. Everyday there will be three differnt blogs to visit. Leave a comment on all three bogs of the day for a chance to win a free image or more.
  I was given "Bailey in witch hat" to play with. Isn't he cute. I popped him up and added some spiders holding candy. I pick up a lot of my seasonal stickers and papers after the holiday and save it till the next year.
  Be sure and come back on Friday to check out all the great stuff going on. We will also have a special challenge for you this time around & we'll have 3 grand prize winners, the winners will receive our prizes as follows:

3rd Place will receive all Back to School Images!!
2nd Place will receive all Halloween Images!!
1st Place will receive $15 and all New Release Images!!

Now you'll have to stop back on Friday to find out what the challenge is for your chance to win the above prizes!
Have a great day and happy crafting.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm back

I have been gone due to a complete knee replacement surgery. I am back on the mend and ready to craft again.
Here's a couple more cards from when my friend EVE was here a few week's ago. I made the melon card and she snatched it yelling "mine, mine". lol So I had to make another one for my self. We had a blast and I hope you enjoy these. I will be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of one of the new images from "Sew many cards" blog hop.  Hop you have a great day and happy crafting. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Challenge # 64 Sew many cards

Challenge # 64 over at Is all about:
   I Choose to use the image "Harley in the window" To me this says summmer. Opening the window to let in the cool breeze. Along with the flowers. I colored with copics. I also popped up the window, the flower and Harley. The flower is made using punches from stampin up then sprayed with thier new glitter spray. The background paper is also from Stampin up.

   The freebie this week is called "Birthday Cupcake" . I made an Easel card.I popped up several differnt areas on the cup cakes. I added glitter & Micro beads to the card. Be sure and go by to get yours before it's gone. It won't be free for long. Hope you have a great day and happy crafting.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another card & challenege

    This Card was made for a friend whose daughter is having a baby. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. It is a set of babies for $10.00.  The paper is from "Stampin Up". I poppedup the babies and differnt parts of the babies. I Also added a baby to the envelope.
    I am adding this to the following challenges:

~ ~ Babies

~ ~ Anything Goes

~ ~ Anything Goes

~ ~ Babies

Hope you enjoy this post. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Monday, August 15, 2011


I have been off the grid for awhile. It is time to get back in the grove and enter a few challenges. My friend EVE was here from Florida with her family for a couple of days and we had some time to do some crafting.  
    I love this new stamp from "STAMPIN UP" It is a doliy stamp. I found these pink coasters at Jo ann's I then stamp it with versa mark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped the back ground with a light pink ink. I made this for a friend who is getting married this week end. I have more cards I will post later. along with a couple pictures we took while she was here.
    I found a few challenges to enter with it.





Well I found 6 challenges to join in. Hope you have enjoyed this post and card. Have a great day and happy crafting. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Challenge # 63 Sew many cards

The challenge at is about brads. Use
3 or more brads
I Choose to use the image "Safe Travels".One of the girls at work is leaving us for another area in the hospital. The paper is from stampin up. I popped up the jeep body and miki and tayla. I used copics to color the images. I really need to try other forms of coloring . I do have colored pencils but I keep going back to the copics.
Besure and go by to check out all the great stuff the design team has come up with. 
This week's freebie is called "Birthday Yummy" Be sure and get yours befor it's gone. It won't be free for long.
Hope you have a great week end and happy crafting.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Challenge #63 Foil

Well it's that time again. Time for the challenge over at This week it's alll about "FOIL". So Lets see what you can come up with.
I choose to use "Jovi in a tire swing". I didn't have ant foil & couldn't find any at Micheals. A lady there told me she had used tin foil. So I tryed it. I put tin foil over a piece of extra heavy card stock and then embossed with the wood grain embossing folder. I thought it worked out pretty good.
   The freebie this week is a beach sence. With everyone getting ready for back to school. This is such a great image to use with all those wonderful pictures you took during the summer. Besure and go by to get yours before it's gone. While there sign up for the news letter and yours will be sent to your e-mail each and every week.
   Hope you have enjoyed this post and have a great week end crafting.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Better late then never

   I know I'm way behind on posting this week. We got back late last night from the beach with family. What a wonderful time we had visiting and sharing all the wonderful blessings and some heart aches of the last year. Then I was back to work early this morning. So there it is my excuse for being late with this week's challenge.
   There won't be a blog hop this month. Angela is taking a much needed rest from new images. But we will be having weekly challenges still. Starting off this week with a  ANYTHING GOES challenge.
  I choose to use the image "MIKI MUMMY" I printed him out twice. Popped up the tumb stone and then popped up miki again. The moon and bats are from my stach which I picked up on sale last year after Halloween. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the side ribbon and placed confetti bats on top.    Be sure and go by to check out all the great cards and projects the design team have come up with. While there join us for the challenge . Who knows maybe you could be the winner of some great images. 
  Alswo don't for get to pick up the freebie this week. It is a cute snowman. I wasn't able to get around to using it this week but I will in the  future. Hope you have enjoyed this post and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Have a great week end and happy crafting.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Challenege #61

Challenge # 61 over at is all
 Use a cooking image to create your project.

I used the Miki images & covered an empty plastic paint can & filled it with baked cookies. I knew the people
I work with would love them.
I printed out one of each image colored each one and sponged around the edges. layered each one and attached to can using brads. The strip around the can is made using a new boarder punch from stampin up. then added some splashes of color with foam glittery cut outs. a few pieces of ribbon on the handles and you have a great gift for someone special.

I am kind of in a little hurry while I write this. Off to the beach for a few days. I will be checking in to see what all you come up with . I know with all your great ideas you can come up with some great stuff. So put on those thinking caps and let me see them.

Oh almost forgot this week's freebie

We have one more tree for you. I have been loving all these great trees.
 A lot of differnt ways to show your heart off.
Be sure and grab it befor it's gone. Go by and sign up for the news
letter and you can have the freebie delivered right to your e-mail each and
every week.  So thats it for now. Have a great week and happy crafting.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Challenge #60 sew many cards

This week the challenge over at is all about

I choose to use the image "Semmy the Snail"I printed himout twice and popped up us shell. The wings on the butterfly and the flowers are also popped up. I covered the shell & the flowers with glitter. The inside of the card says "To wish you a Happy Birthday". The background paper is from my stach. The brads are also covered with glitter.

   This week's freebie is love tree #2. Keeping with the glitter theme, I covered all the hearts with glitter. The back ground paper & word is from Stampin Up. Be sure and go by to grab yours befor it's gone. While there sign up for the newsletter and have each week's freebie delivered to your mail box.
   Be sure and check out all the great stuff the design team has come up with. I can't wait to see what you come up with. So have lots of fun and happy crafting.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New layout

As you can see I have a new blogger Layout. It was deisgned and set up by Angela owner of sew many cards . She too one of my favorite cards and images and made it into my layout. I think she has done a great job. Go by and see what she can do for you. She has designed several for the design team. While there be sure and check out some of the other great things she has to offer. Have a great day and Happy crafting.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sew Many Cards Challenge # 59

    This week is full of lots of news. To start with my blog hop winner is TINA B. I couldn't find your e-mail please leave me a comment so I can get you your images.
     Now on to this week's challenge over at sew many challenges. This week we have a recipe
                                                                           for you
1~ The color blue
2 ~ Use a Spellbinder
3 ~ Ribbon
4 ~ 3 circle Buttons

 I choose to use the image "Birthday Bear" I colored him with Copics. I used the square spellbinder to cut out the bear. I popped up his hat & package with pop dots. The ribbon is some I had in stach.
This is the freebie this week. It is called quilted heart. I used the same recipe for this week's freebie. Be sure and go by to pick yours up. It won't be around for long. So get yours now befor it's to late.

     Now if you followed along with the blog hop and collected all the special words along the way you should have come up with the statement ""Next Friday July 8th stop by the SMC Challenge Blog to see the awesome samples the SMC DT has to share using the oh so cute PJ Pal Line of Digi Stamps, meet Kasiah, Stryder, Kiera, Porter, Kaden & Anna!
     I had the honor of playing with "PJ Pal Porter". Isn't he cute. You can find him & the rest of the pals at the store. 
    Hope you have enjoyed all these great projects and can't wait to see what you come up with using this challenege. Hope to hear what you think.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Hop Time Again

It's that time again for New Releases & Blog Hop at Sew Many Challenges. There is so much to See I don't know where to start. First off if you came here from  Mari then your on the right track. If not you will want to go and start at the SMC Challenge Blog . There is a little game going on you will want to collect all the differnt phrases at each stop of the hop. Don't miss any it will give you a sneak peek about next week.
  On to my project I had the pleasure of using "Miki baking with butter & eggs"

   Along  with Miki I asked Angela for Recipie cards. She came up with some really cute ones. Not only are they blank in the corner, she made a set with each one of the Miki images in the corner. I had printed all the images out USING THE contact feature. That makes the image small enough for the square. I colored all the images with copics. I made four of each card to place in the pocket. I also sponged around the corners of each image to make them stand out. The background paper is from my stach. I also had the buttons for the front of the card. I printed MIKI out four times. I use differnt pieces from each one in order to pop up differnt areas to differnt heights.
  Don't forget to leave a comment in order to win the image I used. The winner will be choosen from all the comments left during the hop. For a chance at all the images be sure and leave comments on each and every stop. Don't forget to look for that special word or two to make a statement about something special coming up.  Your next stop on the hop is at  Juelmarie. She has some great stuff for you to see. So have fun and don't forget that comment.

Also while out and about don't forget this week's freebie. It is only around for a short time.
                                                        It's called "LOVE CUPCAKE"

To be sure and get the freebie every week sign up for the weekly news letter. That way it will show up in your e-mail box. No muss no fuss. And always a new image to play with. Have a great week end and enjoy the hop.