Thursday, July 25, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

With Silver Bells?  Nope, not mine, lol!  I definitely do not have a green thumb!

Today I am excited to share a card I made for the Photo Inspiration Challenge over at Some Odd World using an oldie but goodie Some Odd Girl digi image called Garden Mae:

I love these papers by Simple Stories; so bright and cheery with so many pretty patterns.  I went a little distress happy using my Tim Holtz distress tool.  Clipped one of the tags that came with the paper pack with a mini clothespin.  The button was a plain chipboard button that I glued some paper to and sanded down to create a button to match.  I rolled the mini roses by hand and glued some pearls in the center.  The flax colored twine is from The Twinery and I threw in a doily for some girly fun to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Hope you have a fabulous day!


SOG - Photo Inspiration Challenge
Charisma Cards - Make your own embellishments *Rolled roses*
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Girly Birthday

Good morning peeps!  How are things going in your neck of the woods?  Hopefully your week has started off well!

I have a birthday card to share with you today.  Something a little different than my usual style.  I have to admit, it was so much fun creating this one :)

I absolutely ADORE these papers by Authentique.  They scream girly and make you wanna pull out those frilly froo-froo embellies like I've added here :)  This little cutie was colored in Copics and then distressed with some pink Studio G Chalk Ink.  The shimmery cream and charcoal textured cardstock is from Wassau.  The pink rose and clock are both by Recollections.  I created the rolled roses by hand since I don't have a die for that and then added pearls in the center.  The self-adhesive pearls in the upper corner and on the sentiment are by Paper Studio.  I also did some punchwork with a Fiskars punch.  The sentiment is from the 21 Special Occasion stamp set by Cardmaking & Papercraft.  The lace trim was in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Magnolia-liscious & Wee Stamps Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Fussy & Fancy or Understated & Elegant *I went with F&F*
MarkerPop - Lovely Locks
Oozak Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/Texture *My 2nd Entry*
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrations

Sunday, July 21, 2013

TGF Kid Contest

Happy Sunday folks!

I was super thrilled to find out that The Greeting Farm was having a contest for kids only.  What an awesome thing to do for the kids and such a fabulous way to get some quality time in coloring together.

My little sweetie, Virginia, is 7 years old and loves coloring and drawing!  She was super thrilled about this contest to say the least!!

Here is her creation using one of The Greeting Farm's stamps.  She even tried to fussy cut, lol.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!!

TGF - TGF Kids

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Make Everyday Magic!

Happy Saturday and Good Morning friends!

With the weather being brutally hot and humid this week, I had some more time to play in my beloved crafty space!  I am definitely NOT complaining :)

The challenge over at Some Odd World this week is to make something with embossed paper or cardstock, and I was happy to whip out my dusty embossing folders!

I used the current Deconstructed Sketch as inspiration for my creation.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card using the gorgeous Fairy Magic stamp from Some Odd Girl:

Isn't she just magical??   I colored this beauty in Copics.  The papers are a mix of DCWV The Linen Closet collection and Family Ties by Pebbles.  I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder for the strip behind her.  The floral squares have foam squares underneath to pop them up a bit.  The tiny green bling was in my stash and I used some black Memento ink for the sentiment that came with the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you make some magic this weekend!


SOG - Embossing
Deconstructed Sketch - DS110
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First for Everything

I realized, sadly, that I always color my images with the same E00, E11, E13 combo for their skin.

My friend Trina, and fellow crafter, is amazing with her Copics - especially with coloring African-American skin tones.  Click here to go to her blog and check out it out for yourself!

I'm always in awe after leaving her blog wondering how it is she does it.  Well luckily for me, she listed the Copic combo that she used on one of her cards which gave me the incentive and inspiration I needed to give darker skin a try!!!  Thanks Trina :D

This little cutie is from The Greeting Farm and I just love her!!  I used the DCWV The Citrus Stack Collection and some orange glossy cardstock from an old Martha Stewart The Essentials Collection, which worked perfectly together.  There are some flowers from my stash, and some new Goosebumps from Queen & Co. in lime green.  In the corner, I stamped off a sentiment from the Cardmaking & PaperCrafts Special Occasion stamp set in Rich Cocoa by Memento.

The Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm this week is to use Punches and/or Dies.  

Hope you'll whip yours out and play along! Have a great day everyone!


FFF/TGF -- Punches and/or Dies
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Rhedd & Rosies - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Hexagons and/or Circles
Oozak - Anything Goes w/Texture

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Strawberry Fields Forever

Happy Saturday my crafty friends!

We've had a terribly humid and rainy week here in Jersey - definitely NOT beach or park weather - but perfect weather for crafting :) 

The Magnolia-licious Challenge blog's current challenge is "Some Like It Hot".  I was inspired to use some "hot" colors on my card - something I very rarely ever do. 

I colored up this sweet Tilda with Copics and also put some glossy accents on her ripe strawberries.  The papers are a mix of Wassau cardstock and the Citrus Stack by DCWV.  The sentiment is from an MFT PI stamp set called Pucker Up!.  I used a Fiskars punch and double knotted up some beautiful hand-dyed crinkle ribbon that I won in a RAK.  There is some light orange self-adhesive bling up in the top left corner. 

We're getting rain again today, so it looks like more crafting is in my future ;)  Hope you all enjoy your weekend - rain or shine :)


Magnolia-licious - Some Like it Hot
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes *Beginner*

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Keep on Rockin'

Good morning friends!

I'm so excited because I finally got a chance to haul up in my crafty space and create with a new stamp that I picked up from Some Odd Girl.  Her name is Music Mae and I just love her to bits!She reminds me a bit of myself when I was younger and hip --always listening to music, playing music and aspiring to be a radio jock on the airwaves.

For the month of July, SOG has a fabby sketch that I was totally inspired by.  Here's a peek at

This is what I came up:

Isn't she just awesome?!  And she was so much fun to ink up with my Copics!!!!  I used some new papers from Simple Stories called Summer Fresh.  I also put some Glossy Accents on her beautiful green eyes to accentuate them.  Last but not least, a few Twinkle Goosebumps by Queen & Co. to add some texture and bling ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope your day is a good one!


SOG- July Sketch Challenge
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Anything But A Square *mine is rectangle*
Oozak Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/a Girly Theme