Saturday, February 28, 2015

From The Heart Progressive

I seem to leave these things until the last minute!  Heck, I think I have 8 more hours out of this month before this image is late!  Off to have a latte.  Kidding.

I needed to make a "thinking about you" card for a friend and I needed to use this cute From The Heart image.  Kinda killing two stones with one bird on this card (giggle, snort!)

The card looks sorta valentine-y but only because I really wanted this bird to be pink.  She does look fun all dressed up in her pearls.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SSW2: Lacy Sunshine

Welcome back.  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we have a new sponsor: Heather from Lacy Sunshine.  I'm using her image: Emily Spring Blossom for my card.

Our winning card will get THREE free digi images from the Lacy Sunshine shop.  Here's a bit more about Heather:
Heather Valentin is a creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
She began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and brush stroke. Her subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her dreams, moods and the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DP February Release #3

Today's post is a bit bittersweet. This is my final post for the DoodlePantry 2014 Summer DT term. But all good things must come to an end. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Laurie's amazing images and to be a part of her fabulous design team! You couldn't ask for a better group of crafters.

For my final card I chose to work with Feathery Friends. This beautifully colored image is one of my favorites from the February releases. It just makes me smile.

My sketch comes from Tuesday Morning Sketches ... another favorite.  I rotated the sketch to make it work with my image.

Monday, February 23, 2015

You Mean the Whirl

I'm spending my day off during the great Colorado "Snow-maggen," making cards.  We got about 15 inches over the weekend which is kinda a lot for this area (tho' we are no where NEAR the fiasco of East Coast snow!)  

When the weather was predicted, I decided to go pick up some essentials to get us through the weekend.  But I wasn't the only one with this thought as you can see from the milk cases.  Good thing no one is panicking!

February is a busy month for family birthdays so I whipped out my NEW SugarPea stamps.  This cute little dragon set is called "Blow Me Away" and it is super fun.  The SugarPea blog has a sketch challenge and I decided to join in.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy HAPPY Day

Happy Birthday to ME!!!  My birthday gift came in the form of a school cancellation.  I love it when they cancel it early enough to eliminate the need for the alarm.  Yippee!

Since it's snowy and yucky outside, I just wanted to do nothing more than play with my new Mo Manning sets.  I love elephants and this one is freakin' cute!

I used the sketch over at Die Sketchtaten.

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant: Ella's Turning 6
Die Sketchtanten: Sketch
DP2 Challenge: Any Mo image (with an option for the boys ... I obviously didn't do this option!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SSW2-45 DigiStamp Boutique

How stinkin' cute is this image?  As soon as I saw him, I knew that he had to be mine.

It's Wednesday and that means that Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 has a new sketch challenge.  Our sponsor is the fabulous Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  This week I'm using her Love You Mac.

Sally-Ann is offering our winner a  £10 voucher to her store. Sweet!!

I hope that you will join in the fun.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Stella Says "Sketch!" #303

I'm still making Valentines (well posting about them anyway.)  I have one more to post on Wednesday and then I promise, I will stop with the whole obsession with pink and hearts.  Probably (grin!)

I used the sketch over on the Catch The Bug blog.  Their twist is to use a textile on my card ... that's where the lace on this card comes in!  It made for an extra thick card but it really DID look cute.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From The Heart Sketch 097

It's official.

I'm sick.  But the good news is that I have mighty drugs coursing through my system and a reason to put my 'jammies on and watch Frozen for the 12 billionth time (until 2:30 that is, when I have to start the daily collecting of the kiddos from various schools!)

But what else do sick people do ... why craft of course!  Loved the sketch over at From the Heart and I still have valentines to make.  How cute is this little dude? (my favorite part is the little accessory to the crime puppy!)

SSW2: Doodle Pantry

I'm back again to share more crafty goodness with you.

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another creative challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

We have Laurie from Doodle Pantry as our sponsor.  I'm using one of her brand NEW sets: Lil Gorilla Jungle.  How sweet is he with that little heart in his hand?!!

There is a $10 prize for winning this week.  We hope you'll stop in to join us.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Doodle Pantry February Release

Happy Tuesday!!

That means it's time for another new release over at the Doodle Pantry shop.  This little cutie is one of the sets released today.  It's called Monkey Barrel.  I used the challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog for my card.  It's a fun one and it sure worked with my image.  

This month over on the Ants In My Pants Digital Challenge, we are celebrating the silly holiday of National Gumdrop Day (February 15th for those of you who plan to celebrate it!).  We'd love to see you use candy or treats on your card.  You may also use ribbon for extra bonus points.

Laurie is offering the set Cotton Candy Ants for free this month.  For a limited time, you can snatch up this set whenever you make a purchase.  This offer is only valid until February 25th so hurry over so you don't miss the useful little freebie!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


 Happy Wednesday peeps.

It's time for another sketch challenge over at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This week we have Tammy from A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.

Normally I have a brand new image from Tammy to share with you.  Buuut, my computer tech support man is away on a business trip.  I can't get my computer and printer to talk to each other.  He DID try to talk me through the process but it was an exercise in futility.  Kind of like a Punk'd episode ... where you get to watch two people get frustrated with each other in 5 minutes! 

So long story short: I'm using my absolute favorite image of ADFD this week: Girl Power.  I made this card to give to the hubby as an apology for getting so cranky with him on the phone!

Anywho, I really DO hope you will join in the fun this week.  Don't forget to comment so you can WIN the $12 up for grabs in the ADFD shop.