Thursday, January 31, 2013

Neenah Desert Storm

I am absolutely smitten with Neenah Desert Storm cardstock from The PaperTemptress! Today's card incorporates white ink and embossing highlighted with distress ink.  So, so simple!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jolly's Heart is for You

I'm in love with all the sweet critters at Teddy Bo & Co. Today's card features Jolly's Heart is for You and I think he makes a pretty cute Valentine inside and out!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Butterfly Letter Collage

Each Tuesday {Pin}spirational Challenges shares a photo to tickle your creative juices and encouragement to participate in the week's challenge and today is no different! Once again we are very fortunate to have two wonderful sponsors, Pink Cat Studio and Gingerloft Digi Stamps! For my card I used the pretty Butterfly Letter Collage from Gingerloft! Please visit {Pin}spirational Challenges for all the details and to see more inspiration from the design teams.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Beaver

Have a Heart is the new Squigglefly challenge that starts today, hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! I used Happy Beaver, a new image from Squigglefly's fabulous artist, Fawn Palmer, that comes with two other sentiments as well as the one I used for today's card. And speaking of artists, keep your eye out for sneak peeks from the design team featuring the newest artist, Gayle Search, making her debut with February's new releases. So there you have it, now get your hearts out and join the challenge. Remember, to be a winner, you need to use a Squigglefly image and if you don't have one, check out all their wonderful freebies!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Corporal Clegg

The formidable Corporal Clegg of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, stands ready to be of service. Since his retirement, he spends most of his time girl watching and helping others. His speciality is opening those pesky medicine bottles with childproof caps that only kids can open, he simply uses a hammer!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Icelandic Poppy Seed Head

My card today features the airy Icelandic Poppy Seed Head from Janey's Digi Designs.  I never paid attention to what remains after the colorful petals of a flower had dropped but for sure, I will pay attention now! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wedding Pillow

It is with great pleasure that I am able to share with you the wonderful news that my oldest granddaughter is engaged to marry a terrific young man! The happy occasion definitely requires a card so I looked through The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM and found the beautiful Wedding Pillow to complete my card and send my best wishes to the very special couple!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Colorful Hearts

I was inspired to create today's card after watching a clips-n-cuts video! I'm pleased with the results, I hope you like it as well!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Hippo

Is there anything sexier than a Happy Hippo? I cannot think of one thing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2 Hearts

{Pin}spirational Challenges has two sponsors this week Cardmadfairy's Card Creations and Kitty Bee Designs. The sentiment and 2 Hearts is courtesy of Cardmadfairy's Card Creations and because it is a digital image, I was able to copy and flip the two hearts and create four! Please visit {Pin}spirational Challenges for all the details and more inspiration!  In the meantime, here is your pinspiration photo!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dunderton Decorator, Ltd.

It was a beautiful sunshiny day in the world of Dr. Dig's House of Stamps and as Derek sat watching the news and plotting an excuse to leave the house his dear wife, Deirdery, announced that today was the day that Derek would paint the room designated for her prized African violets a different color to showcase their beauty! So . . . instead of watching the women's volleyball team run their laps, Dunderton Decorator, Ltd did as was commanded and dropped everything to start painting. When the fourth gallon of paint was opened and tested, Deirdery made her final pronouncement that the room would be bubblegum pink and furthermore because of the paint fumes, she was leaving the house and taking the dog until the job was completed! Too bad she never bothered to check her shoes! But don't worry, she'll discover the multicolored footprints across their new white shag carpet as soon as they return home!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Red Hot Poker

I was so pleased to learn that my friend, Jane Clempson of Janey's Cards, decided to take her love of gardening one step further and open Janey's Digi Designs, featuring beautiful images of flowers found growing about her vast estate! But wait, the good news continues, she also started Janey's Digi Designs, a blog focusing on inspiration from her newly formed design team and yours truly was invited to participate! So I am very excited to share with you my first card showcasing the gorgeous Red Hot Poker, a vibrant colored flower that adds brilliance to any garden and a smile from the recipient! Please join me in wishing Janey all the best in her new venture and don't forget to stop over, become a follower and indulge your crafty passion!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Clarice Cycling

I don't know about you but when I was young I had to walk five miles to school uphill! Clarice Cycling, one of the new images from Just Inklined, has the right idea, ride a bike!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stella - Clean with Vodka

If you've been following me you already know that I loath domestic chores, if you didn't know, well, I hate housework! Lately I've heard so much about a new cleaning method that I think I'll try and if Bugaboo Digi Stamps' unflappable Stella says so, it must be true and worth my time to test!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brawny RC 100 Iron Ore

I've been busy making thank you cards for all the lovely gifts I received for Christmas. For today's card I used Versamark ink and stamped Brawny RC 100 Iron Ore cardstock from the PaperTemptress and added paper scraps from my stash. Easy to create!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nobody's Perfect

It's Tuesday which means a new {Pin}spirational Challenge starts today! For my card I used the adorable Nobody's Perfect from Beccy's Place since she closely resembles me! No doubt you will know from looking at the pinspiration photo that I was guided by the color! This week we have two generous sponsors so be sure to visit {Pin}spirational Challenge for all the details and to see the wonderful creations of the design team.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Avery Celebrates with Cake

Finally it's Holley's Hobbyists' turn to be the host for a new Squigglefly challenge! This week's challenge is the Winter Blues! You have a choice to make a winter theme card or a blue colored card, or both! For my card I used one of Cheryl Alger's new images, Avery Celebrates with Cake available at Squigglefly! As before, to be eligible to win a prize, you need to use one of Squigglefly's fabulous images and if you don't have one, try a freebie! And don't forget Squigglefly's reward problem, its free to join and a great way to earn free images. For every $15.00 you spend you earn a free Squigglefly image to add to your collection!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Salon Deirdery

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' purple-headed wannabe bombshell Salon Deirdery is having a day at the spa with her pooch while her poor devoted husband, Derek Dunderton is home slaving away on his honey-do list, after he gets the housework done The final bill will be staggering and Salon Deirdery will look exactly like she did when she walked in except with newly polished finger and toenails and a fresh purple tint on her hair!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nine Till Five

Today's card is dedicated to secretaries that have had the misfortune of having a fellow employee that put her personal needs ahead of getting work completed thereby increasing your workload! Just Inklined's fun example of such a secretary is Nine Till Five and is available on The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

TeddyBea 216

I did a little shopping at Teddy Bo & Co. and I couldn't resist TeddyBea 216! I also got some really cute images that hopefully will turn into super sweet Valentine cards!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Penguin Roses

Finally the time has come for the {Pin}spirational Challenges to start for 2013! For my card I used Penguin Roses from this week's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. I guarantee that if this cutey-putey penguin showed up on your doorstep holding an arm full of roses you'd probably faint, but you've got to admit he's a cute one! Below is the inspirational photo but for more inspiration and all the details please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge and join the fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ambrose King of the Waves and Deirdery's Day Off

The Dunderton's were exhausted from all the holiday hoopla so they decided to take a day and enjoy the seaside. Dr. Digi's House of Stamps sent them on their merry way with a beach umbrella and all the water toys they could pack in their car! Too bad that no sooner had they found the perfect spot in the sand, unpacked the car and acquired their favorite treats when the heavens opened and the rain came! Needless to say the ice cream cone that Ambrose King of the Waves was about to enjoy quickly turned to slush but Deirdery's Day Off was smart and grabbed her pitched and moved under the umbrella!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Daisy Patch

After a month of nonstop Christmas trees, snow and Santa, it is rather pleasant to shift gears into spring flowers. Just Inklined's beautiful Daisy Patch, definitely triggered my need for sunshine, warm weather and flowers! The calendar indicates four more months of cold, dreary days and long nights so until then I'll have to be satisfied with pictures!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hello 2013

Hello to all my blogging friends and Happy 2013! For me the new year started on a sad note when I learned that a very close  friend who has been battling ovarian cancer has hit an extremely severe bump in the struggle of fighting the disease. I have been asked and I am very honored to be taking part in her care. As much as I would like to be creating for now, my time will be devoted to helping my friend thus, my blogging will be inconsistent but I will do my very best to continue to visit you. Her name is Barbara and your prayers would be  most appreciated.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sending Love

Sending you love, joy and much happiness in 2013!