Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Easter blessings

Hello!  I have another little tag to share today for All That Scraps February review of Sweet November Stamps.

It's similar to the one I shared in my previous post.  For this tag, I used Sweet November Stamps Bonnie, sentiment from Eggstra Special Sentiments, Birdie Day, Chickadee die, Egg die, Grass Border die and Four Season Fence die.  The tag is a die from Papertrey Ink.

Here is a close up of sweet Bonnie.  I love the little birdie too.  He is such a cute little addition to any project.

Today's the last day for the reviews but March previews will start soon and the stamps are super cute! 

Thanks for reading!


Monday, February 25, 2013

hello chickie!

Hello!  The weather here is still a little wet and still a little windy!  Like a mild hurricane.  Every so often there is a strong gust of wind.  We recently took our kids to the Pali Lookout.  They had so much fun fighting the strong winds.  And there were chickens!  And little chicks too!  We get so excited when we see little farm animals.  Kind of like how we get excited seeing a squirrel when we travel to the mainland.  Haha.  After, my hair was all twisted and tangled.  Good thing my daughter had hers in a ponytail.

Here's a little tag I made to share over at All That Scraps -- Anything But a Card

The little cutie is called Cracked Lula.  I used a bunch of stamps and dies on this tag.  The sentiment is from Eggstra Special Sentiments and the bird from Birdie Day.  The dies I used are Eggs die, Chickadee die, Grass border die and Four Season Fence die.  You can find all these at All That Scraps.  The tag itself is from Papertrey Ink.

I paper pieced the egg and added some liquid pearls to the smaller egg die cut. Papers are from Doodlebug.

Alrighty, that is it for now.  Thanks so much for reading!



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts Challenge #10 Reminder

Hello!  Just a reminder that Yumi & Fumi is having a challenge right now!  It's a pretty simple one too.  All you need to do is case DT member Sandie's card.

Here is my card featuring Yumi and Fumi.  Aren't they fun?  Love how happy they are.  The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio and papers are Doodlebug.  I got to use some of my flowers that I've been hoarding.

Here is a closer picture.  I just realized that I forgot to add in some color on their cheeks!  But they are still sweet.  I added some liquid pearls in the background too.

Please head over to Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts blog for more info and to see the sweet prize that is being offered for this challenge.  It's amazing!

After cleaning and trying to organize all my crafty stuff, I realize I have a serious addiction to rhinestones and pearls.  I didn't realize I had so many!  I will be adding more of them to my cards.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All That Scraps February Review

Hello!  I'm just popping in to share my review card featuring a new stamp line called Drozy's Darlings sold at All That Scraps.

This image is called I Found It.  I really wanted to give her some fun hair so I made it pink.  The sentiment is from Eggstra Special Sentiments and that little die is also from CC Designs called Stackables.  I was happy that I could use up some of my scrap Doodlebug paper from last year.  I still love this paper pad too.  I can't wait til all the new Doodlebug pads come out next month!  I am waiting to get those.

Please head over to the ATS blog and check out the rest of the review!

I better get going before I lose my internet connection.  The weather here has been so wonky with rain and strong winds.  I think it's making my connection slow and intermittent.  

Thanks for reading!


Monday, February 18, 2013

hugs and kisses

Hello!  I have another card today that is kind of Valentine-y too.  I had her printed out and just sitting on my desk for a while.  Finally I got around to coloring her up and making her into a card.  And I can actually enter her into Saturated Canary's challenge #37 too! 

This is Saturated Canary's Hugs and Kisses.  She was a freebie but is now available for purchase HERE.  Krista Smith is so very generous with the freebies!  I added a lot of hearts here since the challenge theme is Love.  The large one that frames the image is from Cheery Lynn.  The smaller ones are from CC Designs as is the hugs sentiment.  I used my Perfect Layer rulers to mat the image also.  Papers are from Doodlebug.  Still working my way through that pad.

Here is a close up.  And I took out my bottle of liquid pearls to add little dots in the background.  I gotta start using my supplies more!

Before I go, I wanted to say Thank You to all my regular commenters!  You make blogging so much fun.  So thanks for taking the time to send me some thoughtful comments!

Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Heart Balloon

Hello!  Hmmm, I think I totally missed Valentine's Day.  Did I even post anything Valentine-y?  I had all these cute Valentine stamps and digis out but didn't get to place any of them onto cards.  I finally did make a card with this cute digi that I won from a new digi store called Time for Tea Designs.  She has got some cute images!  Her blog is HERE.

This is the image I picked and she is called Heart Balloon.  Isn't she pretty?  Though I think, ... no, I know I messed up her hair.  Or at least that is not what I was going for.  Sometimes when I'm trying to go for that highlighted hair I kind of mess up and end up coloring the whole thing.  But I don't wanna waste the image so I still just go with it.  I'm gonna have to try this one again.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

All That Scraps February Review

Hello!  I know that a lot of you think the Meoples are cute.  And last month there were cute baby Meoples!  I really didn't think they could get cuter than that.  But I was so wrong cause this month, there is a new batch of Meoples.  Have you seen them?  Asian Meoples!  Plus a cute little panda!

Here is my easel card with calendar.  Aren't they super cute?  Especially that little panda?  I didn't want to just make an easel card.  Thought it should be somewhat functional and I had this extra calendar so I stuck it on.  There's still a good few months to go.  Next to the calendar is the newly released Cherry Blossom die cuts. 

Here's a close up.  The sentiment is from Eggstra Special Sentiments.  I have CC Designs grass border on there too.

I also used the Line of Lanterns stamp and die.  I stamped the lanterns first and colored/outlined them with my Copics.  Then I used the die to cut them out on vellum.  I trimmed the vellum and then glued them over the stamped image to give them a more transparent look.

This is the side view.  It has a little step to it.

Please head over to the ATS blog for more of the review!

Thanks so much for reading!



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the big day

Hello!  We're celebrating a special birthday over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts.  It is Renate's birthday!  Here is the card I made for her.

I used cute Fumi with Umbrella.  I used a frame die from Papertrey Ink which I love.  The banner and the sentiment in it is also from PTI and coordinates with the frame stamp/die set.  The circular sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

Here she is close up.  I had fun coloring up her kimono.  I don't usually do this shade of blue but I love it now.  Oh, the pink doily behind her is a die from Cheery Lynn.

Please head over to Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts blog to see all the special cards created just for Renate' and then head over to her personal blog to wish her a Happy Birthday as well.

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge #9

Hello!  There is a challenge going on right now over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts blog.  It is a super easy one, just use a punch or a die on your creation, and you'll have a chance to win a cute prize!

So here is my card featuring Fumi with Bear Backpack.  She is a cute one with that backpack.  I used 4 different dies on this card.  The circle and large scalloped circle diecuts are from Spellbinders.  The sentiments are from My Favorite Things and they are stamped on diecuts from Papertrey Ink. 

Here is a close up.  I love how she came out!

We hope you'll have a chance to play in this challenge.  You can see the reminder post HERE and to link up your creation, check out the original challenge post HERE.

Thanks so much for reading!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hello!  I posted this card over at Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts blog in honor of Sandie's birthday.  I'm finally sharing it here.

This is Yumi with Fan.  She was fun to color up!  I didn't really know what colors I was going for but somehow it came together.  Sometimes I have no plans or ideas about the card but then everything falls into place.  Even used my leftover doily from another card that was still on my crafty table.  And I dug up some pins that I had in my stash from a while back.  The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

I exercised again today!  But exercise makes me sleepy.  Does it make you sleepy?  I still keep waiting for that feeling that everyone says exercise gives them.  You know, about feeling rejuvenated and energetic, and how if they go a day without exercising then they feel off.  How long does it take to get to that point?  I think I will never reach that point.  Cause after I exercise I wanna take a nap.  Not go run around some more outside.  So I think after this post, I'm gonna go lie down and nap.  

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

All That Scraps February Preview Day 4

Hello again!  Last day of previews for All That Scraps' February release.  Today we're showcasing stamps from a new illustrating duo, Olga & Alexey.

There are 3 different designs released this month.  This one is called I Found it.  Isn't she pretty?  The sentiment is from Eggstra Special Sentiments.  I also used my Perfect Layers rulers for the mats around the image.  The rulers always come in handy and I don't have to worry about finding the right size rectangle nestability.

Here's a close up.

Please head over to the ATS blog to see more creations by the DT.  The new release will be available at 8 PM CST February 7th. 

Thanks for reading!



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

All That Scraps February Preview Day 3

Hello!  I think I'm a little behind in posting since I decided to go to bed early last night.  But it is Day 3 of All That Scraps February Previews and today is Sweet November Stamps.

Here is Bonnie.  Isn't she sweet with her bunny ears and that tulip?  I love tulips, by the way.  They are my favorite and I even wanted to have them in my wedding bouquet many years ago but then didn't know if they would be sturdy enough to last throughout the day.  The little egg shaped dies are also from this release as are the cherry blossom flowers.

I actually got my lazy butt back to exercising today.  I'd like to find a way to attach my laptop to my elliptical.  I can't see too well with the laptop so far away.  So not only do I have the sound on super loud so I can hear but I also turn on the closed captioning so I can read what they are saying.  I had to put the captioning on at its largest font!  Oh, I decided to start watching Grey's Anatomy again.  From the beginning since I haven't been watching very much of it the last few seasons. 

Please head over to the ATS blog to check out more of the DT's creations!

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

All That Scraps February Preview Day 1

Hello!  It is preview time again for All That Scraps.  There is so much cuteness coming this month at ATS.  So exciting!  Today we are previewing CC Design stamps.

This cutie is Potted Lucy and the sentiment is from Eggstra Special Sentiments.  She is perfect for a spring card or a simple friendship card.  I used papers from Doodlebug's Love Birds again.

A little close up.

Please head over to the ATS blog to see more previews.  The February release will be available on the 7th.  Don't forget to check out the February Banner Blog Giveaway too.

Thanks so much for reading!