Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Since the hurricane, it's been feeling like fall more and more every day!   Which is absolutely fine by me, because this is my favorite season :)   Lovin' the nip in the air and havin' to wear a sweatshirt!!  Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner!!

My card today put me right in the spirit of trick-or-treats, and was made with one of the images from the September Club at TLC, which is stock-piled with all sorts of goodies such as papers, word art and images.  To find out more about these wonderful, monthly clubs click here.

Don't forget to come by and check out the TLC Blog which is filled with daily freebies and inspiration!! 

Hope you have boo-tiful day ;)

Medium:  Copics
Image:  TLC
Digi Paper:  Summer Driggs Halloween 1&2
Black Hemp Twine
Brads in stash

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun - Dots & Stripes
Woodware USA - 3-2-1 Recipe
Aly's Sunday Sketch - Halloween
Corrosive Challenges - Dark side
OSAAT - Halloween and/or Fall
Just Add Ink - Something from your Stash
Polkadoodle - Spots & Dots
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Last Color Challenge at The Outlawz

Happy Tuesday friends!!  A new color challenge is underway at The Outlawz!  I've been having such a wonderful time guesting with the gals on Tuesdays for the past month, but unfortunately, all good things must come to end.  I would love to thank Roxann, Guylou and Brenda for being so fabulous to me while I joined them for August.  You girls are a blast!!

So to kick off my last challenge with The Outlawz, lemme get right to the colors that Guylou has chosen for you all the create with :

So fun, bright and fantastic!!  But wait, don't forget about our Artistic August fun, little twist!!  Your projects must be created with the above colors AND include a bird image, embellie or paper!

We have some fabby prizes from our August Sponsors, Di's Digi Downloads and Paper Temptress!!  To visit their sites, just click their pictures below!

Hoping to see you and your awesome creations at our color challenge this week over at the The Outlawz !

Copic Markers and Colorless Blender
Image:  Tweetie by Some Odd Girl
Sentiment:  TLC
Paper:  Bazzill Textured Brights cs & Making Memories Fresh Anthology Eliza Collection
Diamond & Yellow Stickles
Pure Color White Lace
Prima Flowers
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Must have an animal
Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Fave Color Combo
Hooked On Crafts - Things with Wings
Paper Creations Ink - Show Us Your Flowers
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes (my 2nd entry)
Mark's Finest Papers - Use Lace

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Piece of SOG

The new challenge over at Some Odd Girl is to paper piece it up!!  I love doing this technique, but coloring with my Copics always wins.  So I thought this would be a fun one to play along with and challenge me to do something I don't normally do.

I've had this image from SOG for a little bit and haven't had a chance to play with her - her name is Garden Mae and she is one of my absolute faves.   I paper pieced her handkerchief and her top with some of the paper that is placed behind her feet.

Just lovin' this girl!!  And what garden doesn't have a white picket fence?  Well Mae's does!  Everything right down to the background papers have been distressed in Making Memories distress ink.  The flower by her feet are three (3) scalloped circles, crumpled and distressed, and put together with a pearl.  The beautiful sentiment is from TLC, and is part of the set, What Friends Are For, which you can find in the store by clicking here.

I would love to thank each and every one of you that has been praying and sending out good vibes throughout Hurricane Irene!  We weathered the nasty storm with some minor basement flooding and broken tree limbs, but we did not lose power or water!!!!  I am so grateful to God for keeping us safe and for each one of you -your prayers were definitely appreciated!!

Hoping that you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Medium:  Copic Markers and Colorless Blender
Image:  Garden Mae by SOG
Sentiment:  One of Life's Good Things by TLC
Digi Papers:  Gina K Neopolitan
Making Memories Distress Ink
Close to My Heart self-adhesive pearls
Wilton Mini Heart Doily

SOG - Gimme a Piece of Pie
Creative Inspirations - Recipe (Shabby,Pearls,Lace #2)
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Punch it
CES - Brown, Pink, Aqua
Ellaphantastic - August Add Some Layers Challenge
Our Daily Bread - Use a Doily
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Chocolate, Strawberry & Cream
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
Card Makin' Mamas -  Pink
Jellypark Friends - Punches and/or Dies
Whimsie Doodles - Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Friday Copics/Promarkers Anything Goes CPC082611
Pile It On - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Morning friends!  We're gearing up for a massive hurricane here in Jersey that has been heading up the coast.  The rain is starting and the clouds are rolling in.  We're told that we'll have nasty weather until Saturday/Sunday when the worst of the hurricane will hit our area.  We've already gotten the phone call from our township urging us to prep for the worst, and I am praying that it won't be as bad as they are expecting.

So in order to chase the clouds away and bring some sunshine home, I made this card for the Progressive Challenge over at Designed2Delight using this adorable stamp from Faith! 

I based the card on the color scheme over at CR84FN Color Challenge which I absolutely adore:

As well as the new Wednesday Sketch Challenge (rotated) at The Outlawz which is:

Hoping wherever you are, this brought some sunshine to your home, too :)

Copic Marker in YG63 for leaves
Image/Sentiment:  Designed2Delight
Kraft cs, Bazzill yellow cs, Birds Digi Gingham Brights Paper
Brads and crocheted flower in stash
Hemp twine in Earthtone

D2D- Progressive
CR84FN-Color Challenge
The Outlawz -Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Creative Belli Challenge - Gingham
DigiStamps4Joy - Handmade Flower
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1000 Sheets Giveaway

Wow, look at what Amy's giving away!!!  1000 sheets of gorgeous 6x6 paper and other fab goodies!! Now I don't know about you, but I could always use more paper ;)

Click on the picture below to take you over to Amy's blog to find out how you can enter for your chance to win!

HUGE SALE at Guylou's Inimitability!!!

Guylou over at Guylou's Inimitability knows how hard we all work for our money and is having an 50% off-sale Labor Day Weekend!!  So mark your calendars and head on over to the store by clicking the pic above for some amazing images at amazing prices you definitely don't want to miss out on!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Color Challenge at The Outlawz!

Happy Tuesday friends!!  Hoping you all enjoyed your weekend and started your week off on a good foot!  And since it's Tuesday, it's time for another Color Challenge over at The Outlawz!

So for this next week's challenge, Brenda chose this yummy color combo:

So super pretty, don'tcha think?!  I just love these colors together.  Now remember, there's a twist with your creations, you must add a water element as well!   

Isn't she precious?  I got the image for joining the Progressive Challenge on the CDAC.  To find out how you can join in the fun, click here.  I had to make some minor changes to my embellies :).  The lace ribbon was stark white, and I wanted to soften it a bit so what I did was steep a hot cup of tea and let the lace soak for a few hours in the tea (which is a new technique I've been dying to try but a little intimidated by).  The pearls on the butterfly were white and I colored them with my B95 Copic to match the blues on the card.

We have some fabby prizes this month sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads:

 and The Paper Temptress:

You can't win if you don't play, so stop on over at The Outlawz and come play along with us!

Medium: Copic Markers
Image:  Olly in Tub by Anne Fenton
Sentiment:  TLC
Paper:  Sand & Kraft cs, My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus" paper pad
Close to My Heart self-adhesive pearls
Pure Color White Lace Ribbon
Making Memories Distress Ink
Colorbox Sky Blue Pigment Ink (for sky)

CDAC Progressive Challenges - cdacpc1
Card Patterns - Sketch
Happileigh Scrappin-Girly
Heart Song Inspirations - Shabby Chic and/or Pearls
Hooked on Crafts - Things with Wings
iCopic Challenge - #44 Color An Embellishment
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Blue, Brown & choice
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Create a Scene
Sweet Stampin' - Babies or Little Ones
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Something You're Afraid to Try
Flutter By Wednesdays - Punches and/or Dies  #167
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Best Blog Candy Evah (Copics Included)

Hey chicka's!  Are you all crazy about some candy?  Some candy with Copics? 

Then go check out The Crafter's Cafe Blog for all the details on how you can enter for a chance to win this fabulous blog candy (The Crafter's Cafe Best Blog/Ning Candy Evah!!)  that includes a set of 36 Copic Markers!!

Just click on the pic to get you there, and tell 'em I sent ya!

Good Face Day

Happy Sunday ya'll!  Are you enjoying the weekend and doing something that makes you happy?!?!

Hopefully you're smiling and havin' a good face day today!  This chick below is definitely havin' one (and since she's holding a Cosmo, I guess I know why!)

This fun sentiment is part of the set called Living By Laughter by TLC.  To check out the entire set, click here

Enjoy what's left of the weekend and have a good face day!!! :))

Medium:  Copics
Image:  Cosmo Bella by Stamping Bella
Sentiment:  TLC
Papers:  Kraft, K&Company Happy Trails, K&Company Pumpkin Pie
Prima Flowers
Cotton Candy Stickles (Cosmo)
Crocheted trim in stash

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Girly
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Hot Colours
D2D - Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Punch or Die Cuts
Simply Stamping - Punch It Up!
Digi's With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sketch Challenge at Guylou's

Morning friends!!  We have an awesome challenge to get your Mojo flowing over at Guylou's Inimitability!!!  Our very own talented Carmen is hosting it this fortnight and has provided a rockin' sketch for us to play with!

For today's challenge, I decided to use one of Guylou's new images called Leah and Bra as well as the bonus sentiment that is part of the set!  How awesome is that?!  I really love Leah - I just imagine her fresh and fun, not pretentious...a friend you'd like to have (one that even helps you bra shop!!!)  So based on my interpretation of her personality, I went with some fun and fresh papers kept it crisp, bright and simple just like the Leah I imagined!

So come on over to Guylou's and show us what you got!  You have until September 1st to play along for the chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Guylou's store as well as snag a Guest Designer spot on one of our upcoming challenges!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Image & Sentiment:  Leah and Bra with bonus sentiments by Guylou's Inimitability
Papers and Brads in stash
Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder
DCWV Adhesive Mat Stack Brights
Crocheted flower won in blog candy

Some Odd Girl - 2 Complimentary Colors
Crafts & Me Challenges - Blues or Blue/Greens
The Stamping Boutique - Stripes and Dots (Stripes on paper and Dots on embossed panel)
Digi's with Attitude - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 18, 2011

D2D Progressive Challenge

Evening friends!  Making this post super late and going to post quickly!  We had a very long day here with three super-bored children due to intermittent rainstorms.  While the kids were shopping with Daddy, I whipped up this quickie card using this adorable image from Designed2Delight, which was emailed in a set to all of those that participated in the Progressive Challenge.

Isn't the image precious?!  I love the little mouse peeking out from behind the pumpkin!!  I didn't feel like adding too much to it - just kept it clean and simple so that the image would be center stage and the Kraft would show.  The ribbon was in my stash from last year that was part of a fall package of ribbons from Target.  I doodled some simple stitches around the image to match the stitches on the pumpkin.

Now that the day is done and the kids are going to sleep, I think Momma's gonna lay her head down too!

Medium:  Copic Markers and Multi-Liner .5
Image:  Designed2Delight
Ribbon & Button in stash

D2D-Progressive Challenge
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Blog - Anything Goes
StampInsanity - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fungus can be cute!

I cannot believe that the summer is almost over and it's almost time for another school year!!!  I see the school buses out, and all the back to school sale flyers are filling my mailbox.  We've got our backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies in order.  My oldest is entering 7th grade (when did that happen?!) and my babies are going into Kindergarten (woot, woot!).

My card today is for my oldest sweetie.  She's not a humungo fan of Science and when I got this sentiment from Paulette at TLC, immediately I thought of her, and had to make her a card for her first day of school to wish her well and give her a little chuckle at the same time.

The sentiment from TLC is included in a new set called Ready To Learn, which you can find by clicking here.  I took this adorable little girl from Bugaboo Stamps and merged her with this awesome mushroom freebie from Stamp Fairy to create the scene.  The bumps on the smaller mushroom were hand doodled with my Copic Multi-Liner.

My daughter caught me coloring her up (which was sooo much fun!) and absolutely loved the two images together, not realizing that I would be making a card for her with it.  I can't wait to see her face when I give it to her!!

Medium:  Copic Markers & Multi-Liner
Image:  BBrat Big Bow Sitter by Bugaboo Stamps & Mushroom by Stamp Fairy
Sentiment:   TLC
Paper:  American Craft cs and Happy Trails by K&Company
Martha Stewart Flower
Trim scrap in stash

Tuesday Throwdown - Non-stamped sentiment
Die Cuttin' Divas - Challenge #28 Back2School
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Stamp Fairy Challenge Blog - Back to School 
Little Red Wagon - Back to School
Paper Pretties - Back to School
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Back to School
Little Darlings - School Days

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Color Challenge at The Outlawz!

We made it to another Tuesday which means another fabby Color Challenge is underway at The Outlawz!!

This week the girls are asking you to create a card or project with the following color scheme:

Yummy colors right?  I just love 'em!!  Now, in addition to these colors you need to add some shells or gems to your project!  The photo inspired me to go with something beachy/summery and here is what I came up with:

I wanted the card to be earthy and clean and decided against using any patterned papers.  I did manage to use both a seashell that was in my daughter's stash (yes, I did steal it but with her permission, lol!!) and some gems.  There is some slight distressing around the embossed panel.

Our awesome Sponsors this month are Di's Digi Downloads

 And Paper Temptress

Wow!!!  Prizes totally worth playing for - so why not join the fun and play along!!

Medium:  Copic Markers
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps
Sweet Petites Echo Dot Ribbon
Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Embossing Folder
Bo Bunny Jewel iCandy
Star Dust & Yellow Stickles

Bugaboo Stamps - Distressed/Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss - Round & Round
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Distressing

Friday, August 12, 2011

That's What Friends Are For

Happy Friday friends.  I apologize for not getting this post to you yesterday.  I must have spoken too soon when I said the little ones were cooperating ;)

Every time I hear that line "Thats What Friends Are For" I think of the song by Dionne Warwick and friends!!!!   Come on, you know it - 'in good times, and bad times, I'll be on your side forever more.... that's what friends are for....'  I love that song actually!! 

And I really love this image from Bugaboo Stamps along with one of the sentiments from the fabulous What Friends Are For set from TLC.

I colored the gals with my trusty Copics and the heart was actually a plain self-adhesive chipboard die cut that I colored with my Copics as well.  After that, I smothered the heart in Xmas Red Stickles and pop-dotted it for dimension.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Image:  Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment:  TLC
Paper:  American Craft cs and K&Company Happy Trails 12x12 Pad
Xmas Red Stickles & Yellow Stickles
Prima Flowers
Trim in stash

Bugaboo Stamps - August Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog -#47 Scallops and/or Fancy Borders
Craft Us Crazy -Anything Goes (up to 3 entries - this is my 3rd)
Stampavie & More - For a Girl

Thursday, August 11, 2011

D2D Progressive Challenge

Happy Thursday Friends!!!  We have been getting the most gorgeous weather here in Jersey for the past two days -not too hot, not humid..there's a slight breeze and the sun is glorious!  My only hope is that it will stay like this through the weekend!!!  Hopefully wherever you are reading this, you are enjoying some sunshine, too!

Here is my card that I made for the Designed2Delight Progressive Challenge using the Stamp of the Month

Isn't she just the most precious little thing you ever saw?  And what better than to pair it with another fabulous sentiment from TLC!

I brought out my white Souffle pen by Sakura from the depths of my draw to doodle on the star.  I remember when I first started making cards, I just had to have me some Souffle pens that I bought 'em in all different colors!!  I really thought I'd use them all the time. I don't ever use them!!  LOL, funny how that happens, isn't it!?  I also pierced around the image and added some Stickles to the flower on her head and some on the cupcake for some sparkle.

Since the weather has been cooperating, so have the kiddies ;)  which means Mommy's been a little busy in her craft room!!  Woot, woot!  I'll be sharing another card today, so don't forget to stop on by later! 

Medium:  Copics 
Image:  D2D
Sentiment:  TLC
Digi Paper:  Gingham Pastels by BirdsCards
Paper:  Bazzill Mauvelace cs and DCWV The Sweet Stack
Yellow & Cotton Candy Stickles
White Souffle Pen
Close to My Heart self-adhesive pearls
Close to My Heart Die Cuts
Doodlebug Designs Button from the Bubblegum Assortment

D2D- Progressive Challenge
D2D - Saturday Designer Challenge -Bling
Stampin Sisters In Christ -  Had to have but never use challenge
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies or Punches
Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday Cards

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Sister

Well I always wanted a sister, but I got brothers, lol.  My three daughters are lucky -they all have each other and I always tell them may irritate each other but you'll always be friends.  From what I've heard, sisters have a unique and special bond.

Like I said, I don't have any sisters, but I do have my best friend.  We've been friends for over 25 years. We've definitely been through thick and thin together.  But we always joke we're more like sisters than anything.

As soon as I got this new vintage image from TLC, I immediately thought of my best friend and decided to make her card with it and her favorite papers from SEI.

The image is so unique and vintage I just adore it!!!  I also used the vintage corners that are part of the TLC set called A Little Edgy.  You can find this image as well as the fab corner set in the TLC store by clicking here.  I colored the banner and the corners with my Copics (R32, R83) and distressed them both in some black Making Memories Distress ink.

Now I just need a reason to send it to her ;)

Image & Sentiment:  Vintage My Sister by TLC
Corner Pieces - TLC
Paper:  DCWV Shimmer Stack and SEI Chocolat
Prima Flowers
Making Memories Distress Ink in Black

Fresh Brewed - CAS 3 or less Embellishments
Tip Top Tuesday - Straight Edges (no circles or ovals)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Color Challenge at The Outlawz!!

Wow, I can't believe Tuesday is here already!!  Where did the week go?!  They seem to be going faster and faster that's for sure!!!

It's time for another Color Challenge over at The Outlawz and for this week, the color combo is Cherry Red, Green and White (yum-o!) but there is a twist!!!  The twist for this week's challenge is to use this color combo for your project and include a transparent embellishment :

For my card today I used a darling image from Di's Digi Downloads which is our month-long Sponsor!   

Isn't that image precious?!  The sentiment is from TLC and I thought it was perfect for her (and so true)!  For my transparent embellishments I used a "clear" band-aid (which is placed behind the image) as well as a Band-Aid wrapper!!

Hoping to see you and your creations at The Outlawz this week!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Recycle 
AI Factory - Anything Goes 
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday, too!  Hoping that each one of you had a wonderful weekend!!

I found out yesterday that our new neighbor's birthday got it, yesterday!!!  Don't you just love when that happens?!  Thankfully the little ones played Life's Twists and Turns all together, all nicey-nice (yay!) and I was able to whip this card up in a quick.  Phew!

 I had so much fun coloring this sweet image from Elisabeth Bell and paired her with a freebie sentiment from TLC!  Paulette gives away tons of amazing freebies daily and always has something fun in store over at the blog,  so don't forget to stop by today!!  The flower was a white baby Prima which I colored in R83 and R32 to match her pretty dress.  There are glints of Cotton Candy Stickles in the centers of the flowers on her dress but it was hard to captivate with my lack of photography skills ;)  A little bit of pink... a little bit of lace.....some pearls and........ Happy Birthday!

Image:  Kneeling Willow (2009) by Elisabeth Bell
Sentiment:  TLC
Digi Paper:  Birds Gingham Pastels
Paper:  Bazzill Mauvelace and DCWV The Sweet Stack 8x8 pad
Close to My Heart self- adhesive pearls
Pure Color 1 3/8 White Lace
Prima flower
Stickles:  Cotton Candy

Sketch & Stash - Sketch #67
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers w/Sentiment
The Paper Shelter - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Friday, August 5, 2011

Anything But a Card Color Challenge

Guylou's Inimitability is back from a short summer break with a new challenge hosted by none other than Guylou herself!

For this challenge, there are two requirements:
1.  Your project MUST be anything BUT a card;
2.  Your project MUST use the following fun color combo:

At the end of every school year, my daughter comes home with a nice little list of authors and book choices for the summer.  Now mind you, my daughter loooooves to read, however, most of the summer reading selections never seem to catch her interest.  I don't really blame her - the choices most of the time leave a lot to be desired.

I decided for today's challenge to make her a little bookmark using Caroline to try and get her excited about the selection she made and hopefully give her something pretty to look at in those moments when she gets distracted from the plot!

I used the dot technique and my Swiss Dot embossing folder to add some oomph since I went dp-less.   I created a heart border using my Expression and doodled the framing on the hearts with my multi-liner so you could actually see them behind Caroline, who is colored in Copics.  And what 7th grade girl doesn't love bling?  Well that's where the Bo Bunny jewel candy comes in at the bottom of the bookmark!  ;)

Needless to say, Caroline's expression and these fabby fun colors really made my daughter squeal with delight and I'm happy to report, she actually LOVED her book this summer (yay!!) and her new bookmark!! 

We'd love to see your project (remember it can't be a card this time around) in these awesome colors.  You have until August 18th to enter for a chance to win a Guest Design spot and a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Store .  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Cute Card Thursday - No DP
Crafty Purple Card Challenge - Anything but a card
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes August Challenge
Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade
Stamp Something - August Digi Day

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I was MOOOOOved :)

Happy Hump Day!!  LOL, I think I secretly love posting on Wednesday's just so I can say that!  Hoping that you are all having a good week so far!

You know, it's really not often that someone does some random act of kindness that really brightens your whole world up like a Christmas tree.  It doesn't have to be anything special - just a phone call or a "hey, how are ya" is all it takes - I'm really a simple kinda gal ;)

I never seem to have enough "Thank You" cards on hand to thank those people who so generously give of themselves, so I figured it was time to build up my stash.   I have been wanting to use this sentiment from TLC since the day I got it but I just never had the right stamp.  I was stoked, to say the very least, to get this new stamp from Bugaboo that I absolutely adore and fit the sentiment perfectly!!

So here is Molly Moo tending to her sunflower (my favorite!!!) - she is so super adorable isn't she?!  Who knew Bugaboo had farm animals?!!?!!  I just love her big, soft nose and that adorable blouse she's got on!!  I kept it simple today - no flowers, no bling (oh the horrors!!! lol) because I just love her so much and want all eyes on her.

Without preaching, I just want to say that these women that draw these images for us to enjoy are women. They are mothers. They are friends. Your sister perhaps.....they are wives. Co-workers. Daughters. Dealing with real life like we all do.  They are real women. So when an artist offers us a beautiful gift in the form of freebie, please leave a thank you.  It's the least we can do.   :)))))

I can't thank YOU enough for stopping by today and taking the time you take away from your very busy life to leave an encouraging word or a smile.  They mean the world to me! 

Copic Markers
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment:  TLC
Yellow Stickles
Papers and trim in stash

Bugaboo Stamps - Make a Splash
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Any Kind of Creature
Some Odd Girl - Thank You
MMSC - Week 115 Sketch
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge Blog - In the Garden

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest Designer for The Outlawz!!

Yay!  Tuesday is here!!  I know, I usually don't get all excited about Tuesdays but for the month of August they just might be my new favorite day!  I am so psyched that I was asked to Guest Design over at The Outlawz with the girls over at the Tuesday Color Challenge!!!  The DT over there have been my inspiration for quite some time, and I am wicked thrilled to be an Outlawz girl for the next few weeks along side of them! If you have a few extra minutes to spare, try to head on over to their blogs and see what the girls cooked up for you this week - you won't be disappointed!!


This week's color combo for the challenge was picked by Rox, and she picked such a fun, summery one at that!  There is a little twist which is to add a frame or a slide mount!  Easy peasy, right?!

Had me all ready for some backyard fun with friends and family ;)  And speaking of the backyard, someday I would love to have some gorgeous sunflowers in mine - which is where I gleaned my inspiration from:

I paired this beautiful Whimsy & Stars image with one of my most favorite sentiments by TLC.  I have used both versions of it so many times in so many different ways, that I've lost track.  The papers are hybrid - the ginghams are digital paper by BirdsCards and the white eyelet paper is from Making Memories (another all-time favorites!!!).  There is just a touch of Diamond Stickles on that cutie bee's wings, however, I'm not sure if you can see it!!!

The Sponsor for the month of August is Di's Digi Downloads which is totally worth playing for!!

Hoping to see you and all your lemony-lime creations over at The Outlawz!!!!

Medium:  Copic Markers & Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils
Image:  Mabelle R.O. Whimsy & Stars Studio
Sentiment:  TLC
Digi Papers:  Birds Gingham Brights
Paper:  Bazzill Textured Brights cs and Making Memories Eliza Collection
Diamond Stickles
Martha Steward Craft Seam Binding
Close to My Heart self-adhesive pearls

Sentimental Sundays - In the Garden
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Week 114 Last Free & Easy
Make it Monday - Party 48
Sir Stampalot - Whatever you Fancy