Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: 173-Deidre Mosher

We've made half-way through another week and that means it's time for another sketch challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

We are sponsored by Deidre Mosher Designs, whose theme is "Celebrating Women".  Heck yeah women need celebration!!  This week's winning prize is a $10 gift certificate.

 Honestly if there was one sponsor I'd like to meet in person, Deidre might be it.  She describes her art as,

          "Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art" 

 I love that.  I want to be wildly whimsical and sassy!

So swing on by the blog, check out the rest of the team's designs and then link YOUR card.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Creative Card Crew: Purple

Good morning my friends.  Today is a busy morning for me ... please scroll down if you are looking for Jan's wedding blog hop.

It's Tuesday and time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge.  For this one, we want you to use purple.  That was certainly easy for me since purple is one of my FAVORITE crafting colors.

We're sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and More.  I used her Katie Reading which I just noticed is ON SALE until October 31st!  I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it.  It totally reminds me of how I feel about reading.  I practically hyperventilate when I have a new book to crack open!

This week I used jen's deconstructed sketch from August (yep, I'm a wee bit behind in my sketch challenges)  As always, I altered it a bit to fit my image and my style.

So head on over to the blog and upload YOUR purple card.  You could win 4 digital images for your cute card!

Images: Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps: Katie Reading, MFT: phrase

Blog Hopping

Good morning.

If you came here from Elle's blog, you are RIGHT on track!  We're having an old fashioned blog hop to celebrate our Creative Card Crew teamie's wedding.  Yes, that's right, Jan got married last week! (look how happy she looks)

We all made cards to say, "Yippee and congratulations Sweetie!"

I absolutely adore Bugaboo's Stella and Gus so I had to use them in MY card for Jan.

I send you off to Angela to continue your hop.  When you are finished, be sure and leave some love for the blushing bride on her blog! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Challenge 172

 Yay it's Wednesday (seriously, I am SOO glad this week is nearly over) and that means it's time for another sketch challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

This week our sponsor is the Digi Stamp Boutique.  There were soooo many cute images that it was hard to select just one from her shop.  In addition to the 6 images that are available as the prize for the winning sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday site, you can also win on the DigiStamp Boutique blog!  Their theme is anything goes, you just have to use a DigiStamp image.  More deets are available at Sally Ann's blog.

This weeks sketch is a great one.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.  Don't forget to upload your card and you might want to swing by the blog and leave some love for my teamies.  They all did a phenomenal job this week.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge 171

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   Arlana has cooked up an amazing sketch for us to work with this week. 

 Patti's Creations is our sponsor this week and she's offering up three digi-images from her shop to the winner of the challenge.

Patti is an Internet Technology Professional and an artist.  She uses her skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to create her amazing characters and sells them on her site.

So grab your stamps and hop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Check out what my teamies have done.  Their cards are amazing, as always!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CCC: Trees

Creative Card Crew's challenge this fortnight makes me yearn for for the beach, sand and the warm Gulf of Mexico water lapping at my toes.  What?  You say?  Isn't the challenge to make a tree card?  Yes.  And YOUR card can be any kind of tree you want but I was in the mood for a Christmas card, with a bit of a twist so I grabbed one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets to make my tree card.  Doncha' love how tan Santa turned out?!!

Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this time and they are offering a $20 voucher for the winner of this challenge. There are lots of yummy crafty goodies to be found over in the store!

So get out your tree stamps and join in the fun!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Missing Mojo

I don't know what has stolen the mojo but I am REALLY struggling to make stuff that I like. It could be a lack of sleep:  school has started, youngest son has football practice three days a week, and the year anniversary of my mother's death all occurred recently.

AND, if that weren't enough on my plate, we threw a puppy into the mix.  Meet Miss Holiday Go-Lightly aka Holli. She is busy with a capital B and loves to chew stuff that isn't hers to chew. Both darling sons have lost legos already (and as I typed this post, I glanced over to see her chewing on the youngest's football cleats, ugh!

She IS super cute tho (did I already mention that she's busy like a toddler on sugar?!!)

I made two cards yesterday and I hated this one the least. Oh OK, it's not completely terrible, I prolly should have chosen another sketch.  It just seems a bit ... plain.  I made this card to send to Eldon, the man who also loved my mom.  I just wanted to let him know that I was thinking of him.

Stamps: MFT

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge 170

I am sooo happy to be on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge Design Team!   This is a blog that I have visited MANY times, so it's kinda fantastic that I am now part of the team!  This week we have a super fun sketch for you to try.

We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy"s Gerda Burghardt.  She creates such cute digi images that certainly inspire creativity.  The prize for winning is a $10 gift certificate to spend in her shop.  Cool!  And ... if the thought of $10 to spend in her shop wasn't ENOUGH incentive, for the month of September, StampFairy is having a 50% off sale on all images so you can get even more with your gift certificate!!

So come on, get sketchy with us and post YOUR card on the blog We'd love to see your work.


Digi Stamp: Barry's Countdown to Christmas, Phrase: unknown
Accessories: MS snowflake punch, bling, circle nesties, copics