Friday, July 22, 2011

I am hosting my 1st ever challenge at D2D.....

As part of the design team, we each must take a turn at hosting a challenge. I really like the Christmas in July theme. Especially with the way our weather has been here lately. VERY HOT and I can’t wait for cooler weather to get here. I also wanted to throw in a twist. When you think of Christmas – most of us think in terms of the colors red & green. I wanted to go outside that ‘proverbial’ box and use different colors, so I also included NO red or green. You may use them on your image – but I wanted to see different colors used on the card or in the embellishments.

I used Faith’s Snow Angel digi and paper pieced his ‘wings’ & arms with brown cardstock. I then cut out another snowman and placed him on top as to ‘sandwich’ in the wings. I cut another piece for his nose to give it some depth as well. I then colored in the nose, scarf & heart w/my ProMarkers. Then using my atyou Spica pens, I added some glitter to his halo and patchwork on his heart and lower body.

Using the Cricut Home Accents cartridge, I cut a couple of the flower inner shape parts. When cut sepertaley, they look kind of look like snowflakes to me. I cut a couple of different sizes out, painted them w/a little CI (Creative Inspirations) Winter Frost paint, layered them and created my own snowflake. I inked the edges using Distress Ink Old Paper to give it an old, faded look to it. Added a few i-Rock gems, a button brad, couple of snowflake brads and some ribbon and there you have it!

I really hope you will join me over @ Designed 2 Delight’s Saturday Challenge for my first ever challenge. I want to see all of your unique creations using the Winter/Christmas theme and NO red or green. DAZZLE & inspire me with your creations…….go on….try it!! One lucky person will win a free image from the Designed2Delight Store. Winner is announced the Sunday after the challenge closes.


Monday, July 18, 2011

“Let’s Go To The Beach” Designer’s Challenge

This Saturday’s challenge @ D2D is “Let’s go to the BEACH!”

Let’s see what beachy, tropical or even really summery creations you can come up with for this week’s challenge!

Make sure to check out the design team inspiration and challenge rules here:

Some of my fellow design team members have great ideas ~ so check it out.

Here is my creation!

I used a couple of Faith's newer digis ~ Flip Flops and Palm Tree - WHICH IS ONLY $1
I paper pieced the flip flops with some cool DP and then blinged them up w/a rhinestone. I then popped up the starfish for some depth. I wanted to keep the 'sandy" look as well, so that is why I went with Kraft cardstock. I then colored the palm tree image and careful cut it out. I found some really cool 'buttons' @ Hobby Lobby, I cut off the loop on the back and mounted the sunglass button on the bottom of the card.

Hope you like it and please make sure you check us out @



Lexi's Creations ~ At the Beach

Craft Your Passion Challenge ~ "Text It"
(use text somewhere on your project)

Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ Summer Fun

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Something 'Berry' special from D2D........

Faith has come out with an AWESOME image~Strawberries!!! I love summer and fresh strawberries! Strawberry shortcake, in my yogurt w/some granola -YUMMY!!!

My original idea for this image was to use some Fuzzy Flock on the leaves and stem part of the berry. But the more I thought about it, I really didn't want to cover up the beautiful image she had created. So, I just opted for my ProMarkers instead.

I paper pieced the stem & leaves on the right hand side, and popped them up on the other side to give it some depth. I also popped up the flower as well. Then used the atyou Spica markers to give the berries some shimmer, as well as the flower. I cut the swirls out on my Cricut using the Home Accents cartridge and sprayed them w/some gold shimmer mist. TA-DA

Hope you like it!! I am still not 110% satisfied with the card. I am thinking it needs something, but not quite sure what that is??? Oh well.......

Thanks for stopping by, COMMENTS are always welcome : )



One Stop Craft Challenges~Summer Time

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Fun

I was recently asked by a friend to make a few birthday cards for her. That, along w/all the birthdays I have coming up, I have been quite busy making birthday cards! I thought I would share this one with you. It was the perfect image for my friend sister's birthday. They are both a couple hoots to hang around, so this fit her perfectly.

This is Ruby - by Jodie over at Bugaboo. She has some adorable characters over in her shop. You should really check it out. She has one for almost any occasion or mood - and they are awesome!! I forgot to take a pic of the inside, but I put "Hope you have a 'smashing' birthday darling"!




One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes and DT Call

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Clean & Simple

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th !!!!!

HaPpY 4th oF JuLy !!!!!

Hope you all have had/or are having a great long holiday weekend. My post today is 1 of 4 patriotic images Faith has available at her shop.

I may use this card for my bosses birthday which is actually today. Funny story - she always told her granddaughter when she was little, that everyone celebrates her birthday w/fireworks and parties!! Well, now the her granddaughter is older, she understands the 'true' meaning of the holiday, but still says these are celebrating her grandma too!!



Party Time Tuesdays~4th of July

Totally Stampalicious~Stars & Stripes

Come and Get it Challenges~Patriotic http:/

The Pink Elephant~Red, White & Blue

I Did It Creations ~Patriotic

Amber's Crafts & Stuff~Red, White & Blue