Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with a Twist!

February is drawing to close which means a couple of things...  we are so very close to warmer weather here in New England AND it's the last Wednesday Challenge at SSW2 which means there is an added TWIST!!

This week I chose to use Sketch SSW2 02

This week, Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 is Sponsored by...

I just adore her sweet images!!  You can check them our by visiting her Blog - click HERE

I chose this Sweet Pure Innocence image.  Can you guess what the TWIST is to the Challenge this week??  It's one of my favorite techniques to use...  Monochromatic!!   I just love all the shades of pinks in this card  so fun to color it up and choose the papers!!

I hope you will head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations...  Lots of inspiration to be found!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!

I absolutely cannot believe how fast the week's go by...  do you feel the same??  Here in New England we seem to be getting snow twice a week - now, I'm not complaining because I DO love the snow and I am not fond of HOT weather, but it seems funny to me that every time I am preparing a Post, it's been snowing...

So, here I am, Wednesday again =) I do love Wednesdays, and I do love sharing the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch with you all!!  Have you checked out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Facebook page yet??  I have the pleasure of featuring some of my favorite cards - lots of awesome creations to get your creative juices flowing...  why not check it out by clicking HERE

Now, on with this week's Challenge...  We are Sponsored by Sally-Ann of Digi Stamp Boutique!!  Sally-Ann Is so very generous to Sponsor SSW2 once a month and offer a £10Voucher to this week's Winner!!   Check out her SHOP!!
So many wonderful images - literally an image for every occasion !!

On with our Sketch...

And here is my card...

I just love sweet Bobbi holding the flowers...  I wonder who they are for...?

I hope you have a wonderful week - happy crafting!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It's Tuesday Throwdown Time!!

Hey there friends  Time for Team B to bring you some inspiration over at Tuesday Throwdown!!  This week our Sponsor is Mel Jen's Designs!!  I just love their image!!  Be sure to stop by the shop and check out what;s new!!

Our Theme this week is Winged Fairytales!!  I used the cute image Firefly Fairy.  Here is my card...

I hope you will check out the rest of the creations over at Tuesday Throwdown.  Once you've taken in all the wonderful inspiration...  why not join in on the fun??  Just "wing" it!!

Thanks for the visit!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Fresh Brewed Designs has BLOG CANDY!!!  

Just look at what you can win...

you KNOW you want it...!
And all you have to do is something you LOVE to do...  
Create using an image from Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Check our the rules (not too many and not too hard) because...



For each entry,  you must:
**Create a NEW card using an FBD image (Digi or Rubber Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs).
Can enter up to 3 times each. 

**MUST post CANDY badge on your sidebar (at the top) linking back to Freshly Brewed Challenges and add this blog candy photo in EACH post with your card with a link back to this post.

Hope to see you play along...  =)

Blessings to you all!!

SSW2 and Pattie's Creations

Hey there friends!!  Another week has gone by and it's time for a new Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!  Hope you have all found time during this cold weather to get to your Craft Rooms and create!!  I wish I could find more time...  but I'm thankful for the time I do have to get crafty!!

This week the Sponsor at SSW2 is Pattie's Creations.  Head on over to her ETSY shop and check out her creations by clicking HERE.  This week's Winner will receive two free images!!

With Valentine's Day only a couple of days away, I chose to use her cute image "Sea Horse Love" to make a card for my daughter and her husband.  I haven't used your typical Valentine colors for this card, but it will do the trick anyway as my daughter (for some reason unknown to me) LOVES Sea Horses...hmmm...

First, I'll share this week's Sketch...

The center can either be a hexagon or a circle...

and here's my card...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Be sure to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations!!

Blessings to you!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs BLOG HOP!!

Don't you worry, you'll want to catch it too!

It's time to check out Fresh Brewed Designs New Digital Stamps for February.
There are 5 new images being released today, but you will have to  HOP in full to see them all! 

If you are arriving here from Rhonda's blog, then you are right on track! 
If not then you need to skip on back to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 

I am so excited to share my project with you.  I created a birthday card featuring the NEW DIGI
Cutie Bug Chef from this month's release...

I fused papers from this yummy 6 x 6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye - "Hootenanny", just perfect for my cute little Chef who is colored up with Copics.  I added some tiny pearls to the cupcakes - YUM!!
I finished off my card with satin pink polka ribbon and white shear ribbon tied in a bow.

As much as I hate to see you go, it is time for you to BUZZ on over to my 
friend  Kim's blog to see the adorable  project she has prepared for you. 

Be sure to hop through in full for a chance to win a free digi from this release!!! 

This hop starts today, February 10th, and ends on February 12, 11:59 PM EST

Have a happy and blessed day.  

Hop order:

Freshly Brewed Challenges

So glad you've caught our little "Bug" and are buzzing along with us...  
Enjoy the rest of your flight!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Choose Your Challenge... at Fresh Brewed Designs!!

It's Wednesday and time for the kick off of the February monthly Challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!  Check out the Badge.  You have your choice of using the wonderful Sketch or the awesome yummy photo as the inspiration for your card!!  If you are having trouble deciding which to use, why not both!!

Here is my creation using both the Sketch and the photo inspiration...

I used the wonderful image "Warm My Heart Mug" along with a new paper pad from My Mind's Eye that I recently picked up with all sorts of sweet Valentine papers, to that I added some blue ribbon from my stash and a chip board heart paper pieced with sweet plaid paper!!  The mug is colored with Copics, I could go for a Warm Mug of coffee right about now, but then I could always go for a warm mug of coffee =)

I hope you will head on over to Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations - some very talented ladies over there!!  Also, be sure to stop by the SHOP, always something new to see, in fact, check back on Monday for some fun, we have a Digi Release Blog Hop coming up, you don't want to miss it!!  

Thanks so much for visiting - I appreciate you a "latte"!!

Blessings to you!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Bugaboo Stamps

Happy Wednesday everyone...  what a busy day!!  Here in Massachusetts we are in the midst of yet another Snow storm...  waiting to see if it will be a day I can get to work, or a day I stay in my Craft Room...  (guess which one I am hoping for... ;-)

This week our Challenge is Sponsored by Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps.  Here is a little about Jodi and Bugaboo...

Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.
Challenge Blog:

This week's Winner will receive 7 free images of their choosing!!

Here is this week's Sketch...

And here is my card using Itchy Love, and I added the cute mini set - dog blocks.

Can you guess that I love dogs?

Why not head over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out the rest of the DT cards - really awesome creations!!  I am so fortunate to have such wonderful talented ladies on our Design Team =)

I so appreciate that you stopped by today  AND I really hope you will play along with us this week - each and every entry to our Challenge puts a big SmilE on my face!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #181 and Team "B"

Hey there friends!!  Quick Post before I get ready and head off to work...  It's time for a new Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week it's a Sketch Challenge!!  We are Sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish and it's Team B's turn to bring you some creative Inspiration...

First of all, here is the Sketch, I think this is a Sketch I will go to time and time again...

and... here is my card...

I used paper from My Mind's Eye, the button, twine and ric-rac are from my stash and colored the image with my Copics.  I hope that you will head on over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out the rest of the Team B's creations!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Blessings to you!!