Tuesday, February 28, 2012


First of all, I want to say that I won the weekly challenge over at Sweet Stamps ~ YAY ME!!!! I was so excited when I got the news!!   See the post below this one for my entry.

I also wanted to share a few quick pictures of a few things I made for Valentine's day.  I know that has long come and gone ~ but I just didn't get a chance to post them back then.  First, I want to share a card I made for an AWESOME girlfriend of mine who has taught me SO much.
I fell in love w/this Whipper Snapper stamp (Yin & Yang) when I saw it at Archivers!!!  I just had to get it. I did a 'happy' dance when I finished coloring this one. I amazed myself at how it turned out !!  I am still fairly new at the colored pencils and Gamsol thing - but loving it more everyday!

My next lil project was for my BFF/Scrapping buddies!!  We always give each other lil treats and stuff and I thought this was such a cute idea!

Well....toodles for now : )


Saturday, February 25, 2012


That's the challenge this week at Sweet Stamps!


All you need to do is pick one line on the card (either horizontally, vertically or diagonally) and use those items/techniques on your entry. If you want, you can even choose an X or + pattern.

I choose to do Dry Embossing, Ribbon and Paper Piecing.

I used Embroidery Rose 7047 by Sweet Stamps, colored it w/colored pencils and gamsol.  Then created another one of the same w/the same colors and only cut out certain pieces to pop up on the paper.  I dry embossed only about 3/4 of the card itself w/my Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder.  Picked out an accent colored to coordinate with my DP and punched it using EK Success Arch Scallop punch. Added some ribbon and created my own stick pin.

Hope you like it !!

Til next time~

Sweet Stamps~BINGO
Paper Pretties~Use Die Cut or Punches
Aud Sentiments~Use the word HAPPY on your project
2 Sisters Challenge~Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion~Thinking of You
Stamping Scrapping Challenge~Flowers

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb 20 ~ Monthly Reveal

Hi all !!! Welcome to our Monthly Reveal & blog hop at D2D.

Faith has got some cuties this month that you just have to check out!!!

You should have came here from Pat's blog - Just4Fun2. If not, please start back at the D2D blog to enjoy all of the design team creations!! You don't want to miss them!

~~Here are my creations~~


Aren't these images just too cute? I told you so! I really like how the Spring Chicks one turned out.  The colors, layout and the image all just work so great together.  And Patches....well he reminded me of a lonely lil bear just sitting on the bed missing his friend.

Well......now on to Katie's blog~ Both Sides of the Paper  to see her wonderful creations!!

Don't forget :
1) All new release images will be 20% for 3 days--sale ending at 7 AM Thursday, Feb. 23.

2)Faith will give (2) $5 Gift Vouchers. Contest will end on Wednesday night at 11:59 pm EST. You just need to leave a comment on the D2D blog hop post.

3)If you give ME some 'love' on my blog - I will pick a lucky winner to select one of the new images!!!!

Love and peace!


Inky Impressions~Use Punches or Dies
PaperCrafting Journey~Make it Cute
Flutter By Wednesday's~Anything with Wings
Alphabet Challenge~A for Animal Antics
Divas by Design~Wings and Things
The Corrosive Challenge~Another Dimension (Use foam dots or squares)
4 Crafty Chicks~'Double Down' (Pairs of images, buttons, ribbons)
Squigglefly~Bright and Sunny-Use yellow on your card
Paper Pretties~Spring

Thursday, February 9, 2012

You make my heart melt

 Ice Cream Valentine is FREE right now at the D2D store until Feb 14th so hurry!
I just LOVE this cute set from Faith.  My DP has hearts all over it so I decided to go with the "You make my heart melt" sentiment as it fits perfectly!!  I then stamped some hearts in coordinating colors onto the white strip of cardstock. I first stamped my image, then stamped again without re-inking to give it that shadow or offset look just like the paper.  I sprayed a lil Maya Mist (LOVE this stuff too) over the top of that to give it a lil shimmer. 

While you are there grabbing your freebie~make sure to check out some more of her wonderful images.  And don't forget~the Monthly Release on the 20th!!! There are some Spring and Easter cuties!!


One Stop Craft Challenge~For the One I Love
By The Cute and Girly~Love is in the Air
Incy Wincy Designs~Love: Pink, White and Black
4 Crafty Chicks~Love is in the Air
Gingerloft Challenge~Love is in the Air

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lollipop Holders

Just thought I would stop by with a cute lil' Valentine's Day gift.  I was looking around trying to find an easy, but yet cute way to present some candy gifts for the upcoming Valentine's holiday.  I found these wonderful lollipop holders that will be great to present to my co-workers!  They always enjoy some sweet treats and the way I 'dress' them up : )

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make these:

1) Cut your cardstock to 6-1/2" x 2-1/4", and score at 2-1/2" and 4"

2) Select the DP you would like to use and cut to 2" x 2-1/2".  Here I used D2D digi DP from the Pure Love Pack - I used Bliss and Hearts.

3) I altered the paper just a bit. The Hearts paper I added some Star Dust Stickles to the white hearts to make them 'pop' a little.  And on the Bliss paper, I spritzed the cut piece w/Maya Mist Iridescent Pearl Mist for an all over shimmer. 

4) I then added the lollipop to the holder using some Glue-Dots, then added the glue dots to each corner and sealed.

5) Added some embellishments and some ribbon and there you have it!!

A very quick and simple idea for kids to share with their classmates, or for grown-ups w/co-workers!  I plan on making a few other things that hold candy - so make sure to stop back and see what I have.

Till then - Love and Peace

Party Time Tuesdays~Anything Goes
DYSU~Anything Goes
Divas by Design~Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon~Valentine's Day or Love
Forever Friends~Valentine's
Aud Sentiments~Anything but a Card with a Sentiment
Stamps R Us~Valentine/Love theme
The Poodles Parlour~Anything Goes