Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Today is my brother's girlfriend's birthday (I know - I'm late!!)  and she loves fairies.  Luckily, I stumbled upon this ADFD image, and thought how perfect for her!  Originally, I had pink in mind, but this is what I ended up with!  Love how things start off one way, and end up even better than what you had orginally imagined. 
Image:  Good Luck Pixie by A Day for Daisies
Sentiment:  TLC
Medium:  Watercolor pencils
Digi Papers:  Spontaneous Delight by Carrie Stephens for Shabby Princess
American Crafts Jewel Brads
Star Dust Stickles & Glossy Accents on wings

ADFD - ADFD #16 Dots and Stripes (or both)
Creative Inspirations - Digi Day
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Monday Greeting Card Challenge 4/25 GC042511
Prairie Fairy Fridays - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Flutter By Wednesday - Open
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it On!
ColourQ - Challenge #82

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Amazing Love

Before we packed up my craft desk and moved into our new home, I had colored up some digi's to turn into Easter cards.  I was so happy to get my craft desk back this week because this is one of the digi's that I fell in love with and colored before moving.  I've been dying to to make a card with this but I must say, it was a bit tricky for me to get just the right design and papers.  I'm lovin' Kraft paper at the mo, and think it's my new-found addiction...and I think it worked quite well with the image..conveniently ;)

This will probably be my last post until sometime next week - I truly hope each one of you has a blessed Easter and a fun-filled day with your families!

Image:  Meljen's Designs
Medium:  Watercolor Pencils
Digi Papers:  Katie Pertiet Patterned Paper Pack 1, Christine's Digi Designs, Bazzill cs in Rain Forest
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents
Pure Color Essentials Wired Sheer Ribbon

The Outlawz - POM Easter/Spring POM0421
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Easter
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Spring/Easter
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers

Friday, April 22, 2011

Guylou's Creative Khaki Color Challenge

Guess what time it is?!  It's time for another awesome challenge at Guylou's Inimitability and Tracy has picked an awesome challenge for you to play along with!  What is it you might ask?  Well its a color challenge with a fun little twist!  So here is the color palette that Tracy has chosen:
Pretty yummy right?!  Well now here is the twist:  You must use an unconventional item on your project... i.e. foil, a washer, mesh screen, a screw, something that could be found around the house (those ideas are brewin', right??). 
And here is Leah all decked out in those fabby colors!!  For my unconventional item, I used some kitchen twine and made the center of the flower and made my own little embellie!  You have until May 5th to play along - hope to see you all there!

Medium:  Watercolor pencils
Image:  Leah by Guylou's Inimitability
Sentiment:  K&Company clear stamp
Papers:  Kraft paper; Rain Forest cs by Bazzill Basics
Digi Papers:  Katie Pertiet Simply Patterned Paper Pak 1
Inkadinkado Pigment Ink in Black

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Theme Challenge at CDAC

Guylou's Inimitability is hosting a challenge over at CDAC until May 5th in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding!!!  Most people I know are seriously stoked about the upcoming nuptials ...I know I am :)  I really cannot wait to see Kate walk down the aisle.  I have a sneaky suspicion that she will be absolutely stunning.  
If you head on over to the CDAC, you can pick up this image for free and play along with your wedding creation.  Hope to see you there!!

Medium:  Watercolor pencils
Image:  William and Kate by Guylou's Inimitability
Papers:  Creative Memories and DCWV Shimmer Stack
Diamond, Gold and Silver Stickles
Embossed Charm (reads "Friends for Life") by Making Memories
Pure Color Essentials Wired Sheer Ribbon

CDAC Other Challenge cdacotc22
ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Challenge #55 Glitter and Glitz
Crafty Cardmakers- Challenge #44 A Royal Wedding
FabnFunky Challenges - Here Comes the Bride


Friday, April 8, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away

I remember lovin' the rain as a kid!!  Splashing in huge puddles with my favorite rain boots and some Strawberry Shortcake-ish umbrella, sticking my tongue out for rain drops and waiting for the earthworms to come out and play!  Man, who needed the sunshine when you could have that much fun!

Today kicks off a new challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability and our challenge theme is "Umbrella".  Thats right - all you need to do is have at least one umbrella somewhere on your project.  If you win, you will be awarded two digistamps of your choice from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge.

I used Guylou's image, Ben, for my card today and had so much fun with this little guy paper piecing him all up - almost reminded me of being a kid enjoying the rain again!!!  The awesome sentiment is by Tracy S., one of my fellow DT members, and if you purchase Ben --you will get Tracy's sentiment, too! 

The challenge runs until April 21st, so I hope to see you play along with us and show off those cute Umbrella creations!! 

Image:  Ben from Guylou's Inimitability
Sentiment:  by Tracy S. (yours if you purchase Ben from Guylou's Inimitability)
Digi Papers:  Kristie by Shabby Princess
Embossed with Cuttlebug's Spots and Dots folder/distressed
American Crafts Elements Medium Jewel Brads - Earth Tones Collection

Sketch Saturday - Week #149
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Challenge 146 Tons of texture
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #113 Rain Showers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter is Egg-Citing!

If you ask me what my favorite holiday is --hands down, it's Christmas.  I think Easter is a close second.  But thinking about it, I just really love holidays..any really almost doesn't matter when all is said and done.  I'm one of those girls that has to have the holiday socks, the holiday movies, the holiday napkins..well you get the idea, lol.  Most of all, I love the constant traditions that I've celebrated as a child and the new ones that I've created with my family over the years.  Speaking about new, this year, Easter will be spent in our new this Easter is definately going to be egg-citing...hehe (I just had to do that, lol).

And on that note, here is my card based on the sketch provided in the current challenge over at Meljen's Designs.

Image:  Easter Bunny by Meljen's Designs
Sentiment:  TLC
Medium:  Watercolor Pencils by Artist Loft
Papers:  DCWV The Shimmer Stack & Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents on Egg
Yellow (egg stripe) and Cotton Candy (tiny hearts) Stickles
Bo Bunny iCandy

Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge #52 Sketch
The Pink Elephant - Easter
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Comedy Rocks
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge #13 Bling and Sparkle
LOTV's Challenge Blog - Challenge #90 Spring
The Outlawz - Greeting Card Challenge 4/4 GCO40411

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Moving Break!!!

What a crazy week it's been - all good and inspiring - which is a wonderful breeze of fresh air as far as I'm concerned.  If you don't know already, I'm in the process of moving and so happy that it's almost over!  Boxes and packing, moving and throwing out....sheesh!  As we speak, boxes are flying out the door a mile a minute - the finality of it all is this upcoming weekend and I was so happy that I was able to snag some time and get away from the "moving madness"!!!

This week's sketch challenge at the CDAC is being hosted by Wax Fruit Company and I really fell in love with the free image.  It works for so many different occassions be it birthday, get well, sympathy, etc - but I figured since I'm behind on Easter cards, thats what I'll go with.  Here is the sketch provided by Arielle of Wax Fruit:
Here is my card based on the sketch and using the Wax Fruit Company image, Crocus:

Medium:  Watercolor Pencils
Image:  Crocus by Wax Fruit Company
Digi Paper:  Birds Dotty Brights
Sentiment:  Studio G acrylic stamp
Inkadinkado Pigment Ink - Black
Ribbon:  Doodlebug Designs Boutique Trims - Easter Asst.

CDAC - Sketch Challenge cdacsc20
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 97 Blooming Blossoms
Spoonfull of Sugar - Challenge 145 Easter
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Etsy Inspired Challenge -#133
Wax Fruit Company - Etsy Inspired Bonus

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Huge News!

I have some huge and exciting news!!  As of today, I am officially one of Guylou's Inimitability DT Members!!  I am thrilled and jumping for joy that Guylou has blessed me with such an incredible opportunity to work along side of her and the most talented and wonderful group of ladies around. YAY!

If you have a minute, you should check out the blogs of my fellow DT Members.  Their creativity and talent is sure to inspire you!


As a heads up, Guylou's Inimitability's next challenge --you don't want to miss and is my first challenge as DT, starts on April 8th.  I hope to see you all play along with us!!