Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #199!!

Hi there friends!!  What an awesome Challenge this week - Sweet Sketch Wednesday's 199th Challenge.  The Sketch is one of my Designs.  I thought it was fairly easy, straight forward with the quarter circle until I realized I did not have a die the right size...  so I got a little retro and traced a salad dish for my quarter circle and used my good old scissors...  It did the trick =)

Here is the Sketch...
And here is my card...
I LOVE this fun image!!  I used papers from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Paper Smooches.  I colored the image with my Copics and cut it out and mounted it with pop dots.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Our Sponsor this week is Jackie Mathews of Paper Addictions.  Jackie has a prize of 5 Digi Stamps to our Winner - how awesome!!  

Meet Jackie...  My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.  

So get Crafty my friends - can't wait to see your creations!!

I'm entering my card into the following Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches - Photo Inspiration 

Blessings to you!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Green... is my FAVORITE color =)

Happened upon a fun Challenge over at LORi By Design today...  Use the color green (which happens to be my favorite!!).  I used "Gracie" from LORi's Lollipop images, the Sketch from the {Freshly Made} Sketches Challenge, got out my Green Copics and got busy...  here is the result!!

The paper is from Lawn Fawn, the button, ribbons and daisy are from my stash.    The Sentiment is Close to My Heart (you are in my prayers! finishes the sentiment on the inside of the card).

{Freshly Made} Sketches - Sketch

LORi Designs Challenge - Use the Color Green!!
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!!!

Time for a new Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Our Sponsor this week, for our Sketch Challenge #198, our Sponsor is Sally Ann Hancock of the...

Digi Stamp Boutique 

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. "My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating."

We LOVE creating with Sally Ann's images!!


I used one of the images in Chirp Set 1 - love this cute little bird!!  The papers are Close to My Heart.  I used Taylored Expressions Flower Die and added a pearl center.  The Sentiment is from LoTV.

I hope you will head on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog and check out the rest of the DT cards!!  This week's winner will receive 6 Free Images from our Sponsor!!

Can't wait to see your creations!!

Blessings to you all!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown!!

Another Tuesday is upon us, and that brings another Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown!!  This week it is Team "B" bringing to you the Challenge SPACE ADVENTURE!!  How fun!!  Our Sponsor is My Grafico and they supplied us with "Far Out" images to use =)  I chose this cool little Alien - how cute is he?!?!?

I used the Sketch from {Freshly Made} Sketches, some fun papers, Make a Wish sentiment from Paper Smooches and ribbon from my stash and here is the end result...

I hope you will head on over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's cards - Awesome work by the ladies of Team "B"!!!  

I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:

Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Anything Goes (with a Sentiment)
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch  
      (oops - Collection Closed...  I still like the Sketch though =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you all!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thinking of You...

I was intrigued by the Challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - #157 Green, White and Orange.  Not colors I work with often, at least the orange, so I was excited to give it a whirl and I love how the card turned out =)  I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday's Challenge, a retired Close to My Heart paper pack - Florentine, this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps - Quiet Moments colored up with my Copics!!  (If you haven't checked out Sassy Cheryl's new shop...  Click here to do so - it's wonderfilled!!)

Here's my card...

Here's the Sketch...

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Blessings to you!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Sketchy Challenge!!

Hi there - I have fallen in love with the House Mouse stamps - so very cute!!  I ordered my fist three (something tells me there will be more in my future), and inked them up - awesome detail - couldn't wait to make a card.  If you follow my Blog, you know how I love daffodils!!  LOVE this Gentle Rain stamp!!

   I used the Sketch from The Sketchy Challenge :

I am also entering this card in the Challenge over at Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
The papers are from Lawn Fawn.  The stamp is colored with Copics and the ribbon is from my stash!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #197

Tammy of A Day for Daisies is our Sponsor this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - YAY!!  We are revisiting a favorite Sketch of Arlana's!!

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Tammy is offering a $12 gift certificate to this week's Winner!!

Here is my creation...

I do hope you will head on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday site and check out the rest of the Design Teams creations!!

Other Challenges for this week's card:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
A Day for Daisies - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you all!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thinking of You...

Quick card today combining three Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
Sketch Saturday
Color Throwdown
I used a Bear with Flowers image from Sassy Cheryl's, colored him in with Copics and fussy cut him out and then mounted him with Pop Dots.  The papers are from my stash, and the tiny flowers and brads are Close to My Heart.  I also used a Fiskars Scallop Punch and added a piece of coral ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Dearie Dolls!!

Welcome Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Today we have a new Sponsor - Dearie Dolls.  You must check out their site where everyone wins...  How can that be you ask...  All images are FREE!!  Here is a little bit about Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls...

I have always been a crafter and a stay at home mom that was able to make enough on handmades to help out and still be there for my kids who are all grown now. I have six grandchildren ranging in age from six months up to ten years. I started to draw digis about a year and a half ago. I like to write poetry and have illustrated some of my children's poems. 
My digi blog is a place for card makers and others to download free images. I like to tell a little story with most digis and feel that the innocence of children is full of color, imagination and humor and so most of my artwork is a reflection of that. I truly hope that everyone that visits can find something useful and fun.  

So, I wanted to share a little bit about one of my favorite places to visit - Nantucket.  They have an Annual Daffodil Festival at the end of April.  The island is full of daffodils!!  The storefronts, restaurants, cottages, street lamps... are all decked out with Daffs!!  I've had the pleasure of going to Nantucket on several occasions for that weekend and just love it.  We stay in a lovely old Inn and enjoy the island and all the festivities.
Brant Point Lighthouse
Welcoming Dining Room - LOVE
Everyone wears Yellow!!
Even the Dogs get in on the fun!

Daffy Hats all around...

Antique Car/Truck Parade!!
So, the memories of the Daffodil Festival are what inspired my card this week.  I chose a sweet image of a girl painting Daffodils - Love it!!

Here is this week's Sketch...


And here is my card...

I hope you will visit Mary Ellen's site, leave her some love and perhaps use one of her FREE images for your card this week - I know that would Bless her immensely!!  

I'm also entering this card in the Make-it-Monday Anything Goes Challenge =)

I'm so excited to see your creations this week - Have fun!!

Blessings to you all!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lace and Doilies!!

Happy Tuesday!!  We are having a wonderful Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown...  This week our Challenge #137 is "Lace & Doilies"!!  Whenever I see doilies, I think of my Mom and all the "Church ladies" from my childhood years.  They always used doilies under there baked cookies, cakes, squares and even their fancy little sandwiches they would bring to Church events.  I think I need to make an effort to bring back the doily...  hmmm...

Back to the Challenge...  Our Sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More

This week's winner will be awarded FIVE free digital stamps from Robyn's Fetish!!

I have used the image "Tea for Two".  I cut the doily in half and mounted it on each side, added a strip of pink lace from Recollections topped off with some white ribbon tied off in a bow. 

I do hope you will stop by our Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's cards for some inspiration, and then... break out your Lace & Doilies and join in on the fun!!

Blessings to you all!!