Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - let's Make it Crafty!!

Make it CraftyHey there friends!!  Time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Our Sponsor this week is Make it Crafty - Click on their Badge to check out all the wonderful images they have to offer.  This week's Winner will be awarded a $15 Gift Certificate!!  How cool is that!?!?

My sister and I (mostly my sister... ;-) have been getting our Beach House ready for the Summer months.  We will have our Annual Father's Day celebration with lots of family and friends in just a few weeks.  I love to see the kids playing on the beach - here are a couple of pics from last year's Father's Day celebration, Willow and Mahalia building their sand castle and some of the family gathered on the Dock.  I love family traditions!!

On to our Sketch:

This week, thoughts of Summer inspired my choice in image selection and I went with this cute Sand Castle image.  I had a few sheets of paper left from an Authentique 6x6 Paper Pad that has a Beach Theme.  The image is colored with my Copics and the button and ribbon are from my stash.

Happy Crafting my friends - I hope you will play along with us!!

Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown - What's your favorite book...?

Hi friends!!  This week over at Tuesday Throwdown it is Team B bringing you inspiration for our Challenge - Create a project inspired by your Favorite Book!!

I have a couple favorites...  So, my choice was "inspired" by the wonderful Stamp Set provided by our generous Sponsor this week - Lawn Fawn.  The book - Morning Glory.

I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday.

I hope you will play along with us this week - take the Challenge.  Can't to see what your favorite book is =)

Blessings to you all!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 207

Welcome Wednesday!!  Time for a Sketch Challenge and this week we are going retro and revisiting a favorite Sketch from the past...  I hope you will play along with us as we revisit this awesome Sketch by Arlana #207-60.
Our Sponsor this week is Elisabeth Bell.  Check out her SWEET images by clicking HERE.

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Although Elisabeth illustrates for several stamp companies, no one except Elisabeth Bell herself has a collection of sweet digital stamps, this is a perfect way to get your instant gratification.

With a growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps, Elisabeth offers a multitude of themes. Such as holidays, special occasions, childrens adorable characters, and just the everyday cuteness that Elisabeth is famous for producing.

These Digi Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, and are great for resizing, and rotating to suite your needs.

Inspiration, by her very own Design Team, is posted, and shared daily, on Elisabeth’s “Digi Bells Blog” using Elisabeth Bell’s digital art.

This week's winner will receive two of the three images that the Design Team was able to create with.
I used paper from My Mind's Eye - HAPPY, ribbon and twine from my stash and a cute little tag I have had stamped with a sentiment from Paper Smooches. I chose Little Miss Mouse and colored her in with my Copics...

I hope you will join us!!
Blessings to you!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sketch Saturday

I made a quick card yesterday morning for a friend who did me a HUGE favor installing a ceiling fan!!  Definitely something I can not do myself!!  So, I made her this Thank You card using an adorable image from adfd of hatching ducklings...  only, for the purposes of this card I am pretending they are Swans.  On the way to my church there has been a nest with a Momma Swan sitting atop 5 eggs...  I have been checking for her whenever I drive by.  It's been well over a month and a half and she still sits...
Last night both the Momma and Papa Swan were on the nest.  Lo and behold my friend called me this morning to say the eggs were hatching!!!  I Can Not Wait to see these babies!!

The card is made from the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday.  The image colored with my Copics and I added the sentiment from Paper Smooches.  These baby Swans (and my friend) have been a BLESSING to me these last several weeks.  I LOVE to see God's hand at work in Nature and this has been so Special this Spring.  Hopefully I will get some pics of the little family to share soon.

Thanks so much for visiting!!
Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

It's Wednesday again - YAY!!  Time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Before I share the Sketch and my card, I wanted to show a few pics of my favorite walking spot.  It is one town over and a home for some farm animals, a Resource for local school children to hike and experience nature and a great place to walk.  These last few mornings have been perfect walking weather.  Cool, crisp air, beautiful blue skies and everything is coming to life...  Today I even saw a White Tail Deer, of course once it spotted me, it high tailed it back into the woods.

Now on to this week's Challenge...  This week our Sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock of Digi Stamp Boutique.  We all LOVE her images!!  You can check them out HERE  she is such a faithful Sponsor, allows us to use her AWESOME images and offers our Winner 6 FREE Digi Images.  SO - PLAY, PLAY, PLAY along with us!!!

The Sketch -


My card -

 I hope you will play along with us!!
Happy Crafting friends and Blessings to all!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Smell the Roses...

Time for Team B to send out some inspiration for the latest Challenge "Smell the Roses" over at Tuesday Throwdown.  We are Sponsored this week by Pink Cat Studio.  We were given the cutest images to use!!  I chose Lily Sunshine Fairy, how cute is she??  I used an old favorite paper pad that only had a few sheets left... even the cover was gone.  I chose bright colors and colored Lily in with my  Copics.  Added some ribbon and some sparkle, cut out the image and mounted her with Pop Dots.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I used the Sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

I do hope you will head on over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out the rest of Team B's cards.  Oh, and speaking of Team B - WAY TO GO BRUINS!!!  Sorry for the diversion, but the Bruins just too Game 7 in over time 5-4 after being down by 3 goals!!!  Awesome!!!

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...  Do check out Team B's cards by clicking HERE.

I hope you will be inspired to play along with us...  Can't wait to see your creations!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Welcome Wednesday!!

I'm a little late with my Post this morning - totally forgot it was Tuesday yesterday...  how does that happen??  The weeks are passing so quickly...  So, here we are, time for a new Sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - YaY!!  This week our Sponsor is one of my personal favorites, A Day for Daisies.  I love all of the images - so very sweet and true to life's experiences.  They just melt my heart!

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!

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop

On to our Sketch...

And here is my card using Ladybug Hello...

I hope you will join us this week!!

Thanks so much for visiting - Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sweet Sketch WednesdayHey there friends!!

Hey there friends - so glad you have stopped by!!  It's time for another Chalenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  this week we are Sponsored by QKR Stampede!!  heck out their awesome shop HERE.  Let me share a little bit about QKR...

Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka StampsBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions

This week's winner will receive 5 free images from QKR...!

Here is the Sketch...

And here is my card using the image Wishing Well...

Looking forward to seeing all your creations!!

Blessings to you!!