Monday, April 29, 2013

Graphicat Sketch #25

Hi there!!

It's Monday!  Is everyone ready for a new week?  I always have the hardest
time getting up on Monday mornings then any other day of the week.
But we must get up!  Then by Tuesday I'm ok. LOL
Today is my oldest daughter's Birthday.  Yes time does fly.  So a big shout
out to her.   Happy Birthday Sweetie.  I love you!

Okay so today I have for you my DT project with 
Graphicat Sketches.  Sketch #25

I used the 6 x 6 paper "En Francais" by Prima.  The sentiment is from Cheri herself 
with Graphicat.  I used "mini fanciful flourish." The flowers are from IAR and the metal
corner is from Monica at the scrapyard on Facebook. 

Here is sketch #25 for you... and please note that the date should
be April 29 to May 13 not 20.

And that's about it.  Hope you all have an awesome week.
Don't forget to leave a comment.  I love reading your comments.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Little Sketchy

Hello friends

It's Wednesday!!!!!  Woo Hoo,  for me that means another fun Whimsical Designs 
project for you.   This week we were given a sketch to follow. 
The awesome sponsor for the week is Whimsy Stamps.  

 This is the sketch...

And this is my project....  Yes another card.  

I used the 6 x 6 paper pad "A Happy Heart" by MME.  I cut the heart with my 
cricut machine at 3 1/2 inches.  The sentiment is from Stephanie's stamp set 

Stephanie will be having a Design Team call for Whimsical Designs.
If anyone is interested she will have all the information in
her blog.  So come check it out and enter the challenge.
It was a fun and very easy sketch to follow.

Thanks for coming by
big hugs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gift Giving Sophie

Hello my friends,

Hope you are all doing well.  The weather here is crazy.  Last week it was
warm and this week it's cold out.  But, anyway today I have a special DT project 
with Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.  I made a Birthday Card, and it's special to me
because I made it for my daughter.  My oldest is having a Birthday!  How 
time flies.  30 years ago I held her in my arms and today she holds her
 own babies in her arms.  I'm very proud of her.  She's an amazing girl.
Happy Birthday Sweetie!

This is her birthday card...

I used the 6 x 6 paper "Tea-Thyme" paper by Prima.  The beautiful image
is "Gift Giving Sophie."  All the flowers are from I Am Roses. 
The sentiment is a clear stamp by Fiskars call "All year Greetings."
 I aded a few buttons. The border on the right is a Martha Steward punch 
call "Swirly Laces."  Here is my You Tube Video on this card.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I can't wait to give it to my daughter this weekend.
Let me know what you think.

Entered challenge

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Blog Hop

Hello Hoppers!

I know this has been a sad week with what happened 
in Boston.  My prayers go out to all the victims, friends and 
family.  I am so glad it's Friday!!  I want to welcome 
you to Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.’s  1 Year Anniversary 
Celebration blog Hop! We’re so excited you’re here!

Blog Hop starts today and ends on April 22 at midnight EST.
If you just came from DeNetra's blog then you are on track.
If you didn't then you should start with Lina.

This year quickly flew by and we can’t believe it's been a year now.
 Boy, does time fly when you’re having fun!  
We hope our next years are as fun as this past year has been.

So, without further adieu, here is the card I created...


I used Cookie Sophie.  You have to have cookies when 
celebrating!  The paper I used is from the 6 x 6 paper pad 
"Reunion" by MME.  Feel free to view my YT video here for all the 
details on my card.  You next stop should be Sharon  

To celebrate, we’ve got some fun in store for all of you... Be sure to hop 
along to ALL of our DT and GDT member’s blogs and be sure to leave a 
comment on every blog in order to qualify for a prize. All prizes were 
graciously donated by our fabulous sponsors. Be sure to show 
them some love as well and stop by their shops.
*** Please remember to leave your email address in your
comments so we can contact you if you win.

A $35 gift certificate from MB’s Treasurista to use in their shop 

x2 Prize packages of laces and trims from Karlas001. Each prize pack’s value is $25. 

Diana McRae- A mixed piece (50) prize pack of wood veneers
PLUS a $10 gift certificate to use in her shop. Total prize pack value is $35.00.
   Lavish Laces- A mixed prize pack of laces, trims and flowers. Prize pack value is $40.

The Piece by Piece- A mixed prize pack of laces and trims. Prize pack value is $40.

3x Prizes of 3 digital images. Winners will be able to choose which images they’d like to receive. 

Thank you so much to all of you who have supported us through our first year! We owe our success to all of you! We hope you’ll continue to support us and grow along with us!
Thanks for hopping along with us!

 The Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Team


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Smell The Flowers

Happy Wednesday!!

Yup, Wednesday and yay, we are having great weather. Spring is here!!
 It also means another challenge with Whimsical Designs.  This weeks 
challenge is "Smell the Flowers." Our challenge is to create something and
include flowers in it.  Here is my card...

The paper I used is from the 6 x 6 pack from MME call "A Mother's Love."
  Pretty much every thing else if from my stash, including the little turtle
from Jolee's boutique.  The beautiful image is from
Saturated Canary.  It's call "Summer Swing."  Saturated Canary happens to be 
our Sponsor this week.  Isn't that great and so sweet to let us choose 
one of their digi's for our project this week.

  The winner will get a choice of 2 digis from them.

That's about it.  I'll be looking to see what you create.
Have a wonderful week.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Graphicat Special Birthday Card.

Hello friends

I hope you all had a great weekend.  This week our design team for
Graphicat sketches all agreed with Cheri that we would make a special
birthday card for a special sweet little girl, who's story touched us all.

Here is the story...

Ladies I need your help! quick story I met a wonderful lady through FB playing a game I no longer play. A friend via a friend kinda thing. Her name is Daylyn Michael and she is a fellow military spouse. Her husband Josh survived two Iraq deployments and was medically discharged due to brain trauma from 2 IED explosions. On November 15th 2012 , in Midland Tx, in a parade to honor veterans, a Union Pacific train slammed into the float carrying the 2 of them. He did not survive, Daylen survived without a scratch because her courageous husband threw her from the float so her children would not be orphans. She has asked her friends for a small favor their daughter is turning 8 on the 20th. Her first birthday without her dad. Daylen wants to make it special and all she is asking is that we flood her daughter with cards. Would anyone be willing to send her one? 

Here is my Birthday card for Maci...

I used the 6 x 6 paper "Sweet Fairy" by Prima.  The image is "Cupcake Emma"
by C.C. Designs.  Colored her with my copics. I cut the Gazebo with my Cricut,
using the "Freshly Picked" cartridge at 3 1/2 inches. Everything else is from my stash.

If anyone wants to make a birthday card for Maci,  you can ask any
of us DT members and we will gladly send it to you.

Entering it into these challenges

Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Emboss it.

Hello there

It's another Wednesday!!  Two days ago it was cold out, and yesterday was 
hot.  Since we have not turn on the AC it was 85 inside my house. 

Well today I am here with this weeks challenge at Whimsical Designs.
Stephanie challenged us to "Emboss it."  And here is my project. 

The digital image that I used and colored with copics is from our
Sponsor this week: 
Limited Runs Digital Stamps - Prize is 3 digis of winner's choice
They were so sweet to give us an image to use.  This one is
call "Tea Party."

I then embossed the wooden corner and the key hole with "spanish moss"
embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  The birdie is embossed
with "Bronze" also from Lindy's.  The key is from Monica Roca over
at the Scrap Yard on Facebook.  Flowers are from IAR and Recollection.
The paper that I used is from the dollar section at Michaels from
"Paula Deen." The trellis is a Martha Stewart punch and trim from
my stash.  And then of course the sentiment.  It's from Whimsical Designs.
Whimsical Fun Vol 1.  So come on by and let me see what you emboss.

As always thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Challenges entered
Fashionista challenge  ~ Mothere's day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shaped Card

Happy Wednesday!!!

What?  Wednesday again?  Feels like the older I get the faster the days go by.
But on the good side, it means another Whimsical Wednesday! Yes, another
great challenge.  This week we challenge you to create a shaped card.
Anything you want, just not square.  And here is my DT project for you...

I decided to go with a scallop round card.  I cut this shape with my cricut at
5 inches.  I used the "Birthday Bash" Cricut cartridge, on page 38 and cut
it with regular card stock.  The brick stencil I purchased with Sa Crafters, and
then I used modeling paste to give it a brick wall look since my bug is sitting
on what seems to me like stairs.  My sentiment is from Whimsical Designs
and it's from the "Everyday Sentiments" stamp set.
The image is from Creating Bug On the Loose
Who by the way, is our sponsor this week.

Sponsor: Creating Bug on the Loose - Set of 4 digital stamps; below

That's about it.  Everything else I used is from my stash.  I hope
you all have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Graphicat Sketch #10

Happy Easter Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great!  The weather was
perfect and the company of friends and family were amazing.  I'm so lucky to
have them all in my life.  

For this week's DT project with Graphicat Sketchs we were able to pick any
sketch we wanted.  This is my project, using sketch #10.

This is what the sketch looks like.

For my card I used the Graphic 45 paper "Bird Song."  The image is also 
from the paper collection.  My banner under the sentiment is from Tim Holtz.
The beautiful flourish is a die from Cherry Lynn Designs call Mini Fanciful Flourish.
And then of course the sentiment "Mizo Cute" is from Graphicat.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a fabulous week

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