Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ace of Hearts...

Digi is a freebie from Sassy Studio Designs and the sentiment is a JustRite stamp

So I found this gift box tutorial at Sassy Studio Designs. I thought it was a neat idea and thought I would give it a try. I have been getting a little more out of my comfort zone lately of just cards and I LIKE it!!! So many projects out there I want to try and usually I just stare at them because all the steps seem intimidating but most of them I'm finding out are super super easy!!!

This is something I will probably give to my hubby for Valentine's Day so I tried to stay away from making it look too girlish. I did add a little sparkle to the rose and heart but not much. Also added the ribbon and a little pink but tried to make it as little as possible! :)

This is a good size box for candy and I also think it would hold a nice stack of PB cookies...which is probably what I will put in mine! He is a PB fanatic!! LOL!

My MONSTER list of challenges:
Studio Sunday - tutorial
Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge - Use one of their digis and red, white and pink
Sophisticat - Love
Bee Crafty - Romantic or loving theme and a digi
Corrosive - Love
ABC Design Blog - I love you sweetheart
Practical Scrappers - Die Cuts
Charisma - I love you
C.R.A.F.T - Valentine's or Love
Stamp Something - Love
ABC - N is for NEW... I used a new image, new project, new chipboard, new JustRite stamp!
La-La Land Crafts - Hearts
Delightful Sketches - Love
Creative Craft - Valentine's with the option of roses
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration (I saw a flower and lots of red plus some green)
Penny's - Valentine/Love
Stampin' For The Weekend - Valentine's Theme
Crafty Calendar - Love and Friendship
Fab N' Funky - Emboss It
SMC Layout Blog Hop - Hearts, bow, and 2PP
Crazy 4 Challenges - Be My Valentine

Whew...I think I hit my record of challenges!! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by and another HUGE thank you to all my followers (old and new)!!
Keep the comments all rock!


Gifts from a friend!

I received this lovely package from my good friend Annmaree. Just look at that beautiful hummingbird card she made me...super stunning! She sent me a really pretty assortment of paper and some dragonfly/butterfly cutouts to match! They are super thick so that will be good for dimension! Some tropical alpha stickers, baby embellishments and something I have always wanted to try...a card kit where it gives you a colored picture and a gold overlay sticker to put over it. Very cool! The last thing in the goodie bag is something that is just so can see it in the bottom left of the picture....a kangaroo/Australia necklace!!! I have two good pals in Australia now (Annmaree and Merry) so I was just thrilled to get this necklace especially with a native animal and the country ... plus my favorite color is blue!! How perfect! I have already put it on and it is lovely!
Thank you very much for everything Annmaree!!! :)


Friday, February 5, 2010

Love and Friendship Award!

My dear friend Annmaree has passed this lemonade stand on to me and it represents love and friendship.
Thanks so are too sweet!! :)

I am supposed to pass this on and this time there isn't a set number of people I have to send it to so I am offering it up to ANYONE of my followers that would like to have it! You are all so wonderful!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gift Pocket Card!

Digi is from Doodle Palace and it is from this weeks new release! Should be available sometime tomorrow!
Sentiment is a JustRite stamp!

Okay, so I decided to be a little adventurous this evening and try a new project. This is a pocket card and the tutorial is found here on the Whiff of Joy page by Rach. I thought it would be super super hard to make but nope it is easy!
Now your probably wondering why I chose to color a sunflower pink....well I just decided it looked cuter that way! HEHE! Good enough reason right?
And while I was at it I thought to myself....who said you have to use a ton of hearts and red and tell everyone Happy Valentine's Day or I Love You on the card/project?? I decided NOBODY...hey in my crafting world I sometimes go out of bounds but I think that is what makes a project neat and unique!! So as you see above this is my very un-traditional "Valentine" gift for someone!! LOL! Tell me what you think...I would love to hear if you like my "thinknig outside the box" ideas!!

Corrosive - Love
Practical Scrappers - Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Secret Crafter - hearts (only one but there is one on the flower pot!)
ABSC012 - Sketch and bling
Artful Inkables #12 - Spring (colors)
DCRU - Sugar Rush (colors)
Sophisticat - Love
JustRite003 - Valentine Love
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (I chose to use is binding the ribbon in the middle, 2 different from Spellbinders Nesties and scallop from Cricut, image that grows...the flower)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and checking out my projects. I enjoy reading all the feedback you give me! Have a great rest of the evening or day depending on where you live!! :)

Doodle Palace DT

New Monthly Build-A-Sketch!

Stamping Vacation has started a new Monthly Build-A-Sketch. Our first challenge was to cut out certain shapes that Denise gave us on certain colors of paper and then either show a picture of our sketch or use it to make a card.

This is the sketch I came up with using my first 5 pieces!

Sneak Peek...

This is my first DT card for Doodle Palace and I chose the "I Ruff You" dog. This is a Sneak Peek of what they are releasing tomorrow! You can get the image with a blank heart like I have here or with the saying "I Ruff You" already inside the heart. Digis are available here.

Going to try and get another project done tonight...wish me luck! I have been swamped for a week!

Bee Crafty - Romantic or loving and use a digi
Doodle Palace - Something new (New image, new as a DT, new sketch!)
Secret Crafter - Hearts
Corrosive - Love
Paper Sundae - Valentine's Day
CPS - Sketch
Sophisticat - Love
Cupcake Craft - Four legged and furry

Monday, February 1, 2010

Time for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

Just as the badge says....I AM A DOODLE PALACE PRINCESS!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!

I have been so lucky to be chosen by Dee and Robin to be part of the Doodle Palace Design Team for the next 4 months!!! Click on the link above to check out the current challenge. I am extremely excited and I do hope you enjoy watching me create with their wonderful digi images! I just might even have a sneak peek of the new release for you tomorrow as the new images will be available on Wednesday! If your looking to buy any Doodle Palace digis the link is here. They are really great images and most of them are at a bargain price of .99 or 1.50!!! Very reasonable!!!

Don't forget to visit all the other DT members and check out their talent!
The list is available here.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big Cupcake!

Digi is from "Creations By Penny"

YUMMY! I'm ready to eat! LOL! Decided to make a quick card today and this is what I came up with...a BIG CUPCAKE!! Have a taste and enjoy! :)

Get Sketchy - sketch
Stamp Something - Delicious
Susies Sassy Challenge Red, white and blue
Penny's Challenge #21 - Inchies (Inspired by my friend Merry!)
Saturday Spotlight - Bigger is better

Also to go along with my BIG CUPCAKE I will have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT tomorrow!!! Stay tuned!

RAK from Merry!

I received this lovely package of goodies from my sweet friend can check out her blog and all her wonderful creations here. She has sent some pretty papers with shimmer and sparkle (my fav!), an assortment of stamped images that I'm sure she knows I will just LOVE to color up, some pretty stickers that I always comment about how much I like them on her blog (I can't seem to find these where I live), inchies and card holder (close-ups below) and this neat book about a breed of dog native to Australia called the Smoko or blue heeler! I just love it all!! :)

This is a close up of the stunning card she made with a matching card holder!! It is just gorgeous! It is displayed in my living room for all to see! The picture really doesn't do it justice...I mean the flower is just stunning! :)

And this is a close up of the inchies that Merry and her daughter made. Look at all the detail! Truly remarkable how they created such beautiful work with such small pieces! Make sure to thank your daughter for me! :)

Merry was my first follower (after my hubby) and she was such an amazing help to me learning the blogging stuff. She offers wonderful inspiration and kind support! Truly a good friend....thank you Merry!!!!