Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jelly Bug

Welcome once again to a new {Pin}spirational Challenge. This week we are very pleased to have two sponsors, Ike's Art and Saturated Canary! For my card, I used the extremely cute Jelly Bug from Saturated Canary! For more details about the challenge and additional inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge and then play along!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Time for the Spa

Happy Monday, its time for a new Squigglefly Challenge! This week Ronda's Rowdy Rascals are the hosts and the challenge is Odd Man Out - make a card that uses elements or images in odd numbers! Although it's not my team's turn, I decided to play along using Time for the Spa from Squigglefly's wonderful artist, Lynne Stansbery! Your turn to play along but to win the challenge you must use a Squigglefly image and if by chance you don't have one, try one of their many freebies found here!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Svetlana and Cyril

Looks can be deceiving especially when it comes to Dr. Digi's House of Stamps' odd couple, Svetlana and Cyril! They met as struggling actors who would appear in public with proper makeup and costumes to rehearse for upcoming parts! They were so convincing, Cyril would get senior citizen discounts and Svetlana, as his nurse, received free food and admittance to various functions and amusements.  With all the savings, they live comfortably in a lavish home unbeknownst to their friends and neighbors that their real occupation is that of con-artist!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wind Flower

With the exception of the Bubblegum Pop Tones 65# cardstock tag, the card is made with Cryogen White cardstock from the PaperTemptress! A light misting of perfect pearls was applied to the background.  I colored the Wind Flowers from Janey's Digi Designs with gelatos and used different shades of yellow puffy paint for the center.  I've said it before and I'll say it again,  Cryogen White cardstock is perfect for any of your coloring needs! 

Friday, April 26, 2013


As graduation time approaches, I turned to Wizzbook from Just Inklined to inspire a young graduate and to serve as a reminder that an adventure is waiting, all they must do is open the door!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Party Pig Trio

I thought after yesterday's shocking card, I better post one that is more low-key! The image, Party Pig Trio is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps! I'm not sure where I got the sentiment?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

X-Rated, Almost!

One of my lovely daughters is having a birthday today! Since she's not excited about adding another year, I thought I'd give her a surprise! For her card, I used Special Delivery from Redonkulous Designs! Just like adding years, it starts out slowly and then picks up speed! Happy Birthday dear daughter!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daisies and Butterflies

Its time for a new {Pin}spirational Challenge and this week we are pleased to be sponsored by Delicious Doodles! My card features the beautiful Daisies and Butterflies! For all the details and more inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge and then join the challenge!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Polly Swims in the Tub

Welcome to a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week, Holley's Hobbyists are your hosts for April Showers Bring May Flowers!  You have two choices, show your showers or water theme or go with May flowers and use a flower image, embellishment, or in the sentiment! For my card I went with the water theme and used the adorable Polly Swims in the Tub by Cheryl Alger, one of Squigglefly's fabulous artists! So come along and join the fun but remember to be eligible to win, you must use a Squigglefly image, if you don't have one, no fear, there are tons of freebies here!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gardening Gus

Well now, doesn't Gardening Gus from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps have a smug expression across his face! Tomorrow is his wife's birthday and each year she complains because he always forgets and has no gift to celebrate the occasion! His wise old-bird of a mother-in-law was determined that this year her daughter would not be disappointed and sent Gus a letter to remind him! So early in the morning of the big day, Gus snuck into his neighbor's yard, dug up a prized glori-fat-coleus and transplanted it into a container to present to the birthday girl! Won't she be pleased, do you think she'll be upset he forgot a card?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hyacinth (1)

Are you able to smell Hyacinth (1) from Janey's Digi Designs? Maybe it's my overactive imagination but I certainly can! If you hurry, you can get 20% of this beauty as well as all of the other gorgeous creations at Janey's Digi Designs, but don't delay the sale ends at midnight (UK) time.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Grandpa and Me

Today's card features Grandpa and Me, another terrific image that can only be found on The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM. Regardless of the occasion, you will find something special on the CD perfect for the event!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's a Circus Out There

I recently HAD to go to our local craft shop to get supplies such as tape, pop dots and clear embossing powder. When I got home and emptied the bag, what a surprise to find new stamps!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Style of Love

Never at a loss as to what to buy myself for Christmas, last December I decided I wanted a gift that would keep on giving! So I decided the answer was the monthly Simon Says Stamp Card Kits! I must say that I am very pleased with the decision and each month when the package arrives, I say Merry Christmas! For today's card I used some of the goodies found in February's kit, Style of Love!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Donut Worry

Once again, {Pin}spirational Challenge is very please to have two sponsors for this week's challenge, Fresh Brewed Designs and Fred She Said. For my card I used Donut Worry from Fresh Brewed Designs and for the background, a clear stamp of unknown origin I found in my stash! For all the details and more inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps got up on the wrong side of the bed and to make matters worse, Mrs. Ape forgot to get bananas from the grocer so his breakfast was pasty oatmeal! Let's hope his day improves!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lovely Bubbly

I am having so much fun using images from The Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM! This amusing card features Lovely Bubbly! Where are the bubbles you ask, look below and see!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Believe • Wonder • Dream

My card today features two wonderful products from The PaperTemptress, Brawn RC #100 Citron cardstock for the base and tag and Lime Brickwall overlay, plus an assortment of stamps. Absolutely could not be simpler!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

My sweet blogger friend, Creative Crafts by Lynn, posted a card that I absolutely loved and then she said the magic word "freebie"! The image and sentiment are freebies available from The Alley Way Stamps, I just could not resist their cuteness!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rainy Day Bears - Side Rain

Its time for a new {Pin}spirational Challenge and this week we are so pleased to be sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps! My card features the adorable Rainy Day Bears - Side Rain and I just couldn't resist using my favorite paper, polkadots! For all the details and more inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge and then join the challenge!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Big Butterfly

A new week, a new Squigglefly Challenge and this week it's Holley's Hobbyists turn to introduce you to the challenge. This week it is a recipe challenge to use printed paper, at least two brands and a tag of any size or shape! For my card I used Big Butterfly by Diana Garrison, one of Squigglefly's amazing designers! Don't forget to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win but if you don't have one, there are lots of freebies waiting for you to try!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gnome Sweet Gnome and Grimble Grumble

Look who stepped out of the world of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and is waiting to greet you at the front door of his Gnome Sweet Gnome, it's Grimble Grumble! He heard you were going to be in the neighborhood so he decided to host a celebration. His friends are waiting inside to meet you, you'll find them close to the table filled with their favorite root vegetables and mouth-watering punch made from tasty red berries! Hope you enjoy your visit but don't stay too long because the band is really loud and there's not much room to dance!

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Seems like daffodils are popping up all over the internet such as the pretty Daffodils from Janey's Digi Stamps! Unfortunately, the daffodils in my backyard sprouted several weeks ago but cannot get warm enough to bloom!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Electric Shock

Today's card features Just Inklined's fun image, Electric Shock, that is only available on the Best of Just Inklined 2012 CD ROM! The expression on this poor man's face makes me laugh, hope it makes you laugh too!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Square Sayings and Tri Square Craft Die

Today's card was made strictly for fun and to experiment with Square Sayings stamp set and the matching Tri Square Draft Die. I'm not sure how they fell into my cart, but they did!  Maybe my sweet four-legged friends picked them out for me!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

So Happy For You - New Home!

For today's card I started with Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock for the base and tag. I added Blueberry Brown Bag for the sky, Olive Brown Bag for the grass and Cranberry Brown Bag for the houses, all from The PaperTemptress! The house and sentiment were stamped on more Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock. Sprinkle on a few sparkly stars and you have a perfect card for someone moving into a new home! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mom's Hat

Its Tuesday and time for a new {Pin}spirational Challenge to begin. This week we are very pleased to have two sponsors, A Day for Daisies and Can You Digi It! For my card I used Mom's Hat from A Day for Daisies and played along with the pinphoto shown below. For all the details and more inspiration from the design team, please visit {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Just Inklined to Hop

Happy first day of April and Happy April Fool's Day! Glad to have you join the amazing design team of Just Inklined for our monthly blog hop! This month the super talented Karen J. is our host and she asked that we Say it with Flowers so I used Lily of the Valley from Just Inklined.  If you've been following along the hop you should have arrived after being dazzled by what Dawn created for you. Your next stop is to see what beauty is waiting for you at Tangii's blog! If you are just starting, please begin with Karen J. and continue on. Be sure to leave a comment along the way since there are two spot prizes waiting to be claimed! Thanks for stopping and enjoy the hop!