Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, Wednesday... =)

Hey there - so glad you stopped by...  Here it is, Wednesday which can only mean time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  I LOVE a great Challenge and if Sketch Challenges are something you LOVE, you will want to be sure to check out this week's Sketch!!

Our Sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps !!

Jodie is such a wonderful and faithful Sponsor.  Be sure to stop over and check out her images - she truly has an image (if not several) for every occasion!!

On to our Challenge.  Here is our Sketch (with LOTS of opportunity to show off some embellishments).

You may know this, I LOVE ELEPHANTS!!  So, I chose this fun image Edward Springtime.
I added a Sentiment from one of my many Pure Innocence Stamps.  The papers are from my stash and the flowers are cut with a die from Taylored Expressions.  I added white sequins to the center of the flowers.  Found those in my stash of Beading supplies =)

I hope you will head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out the rest of the Design Team's cards - they are AwEsOmE!!

I hope you will play along with us!!

Blessings to you...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown and The Stamping Chef!

This week's Challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is "Glitz & Glimmer"!!  Our Sponsor is The Stamping Chef and we have been given some wonderful images to create with =)  I chose this super cute little "Fishy Bulb" swimming in it's own little... fish bowl??

I found this fun DP in my stash and it reminded me of fish bubbles...  I colored the image with Copics, added some twine, some "Glitz", a sentiment "Make a Wish" from Paper Smooches, cut out the image and mounted it with Pop Dots. FUN!!

I hope you will head on over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams creations and why not play along??  Can't wait to see your "Glitz & Glimmer" projects!!

Blessings to you!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog has a timely theme this week - "Here Comes Summer".  When I think of Summer I think of two things...  a slower pace (at least I had a slower pace when I was a kid...  lots of time laying in the grass looking at the clouds...) AND I think of my dog Summer =)  So, Sassy Cheryl's image "A Penny for Your Thoughts" with Sally and her dog Bella was the perfect image for the Challenge!

I used some long retired paper from Close to My Heart along with ribbon and a button from my stash.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, and the image is colored with Copics then fussy cut and mounted with pop dots.
I'm also entering this card in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 187.
After a very warm day in the high 80's with humidity in the forecast for the next few days... Summer is definitely here!

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Welcome Wednesday!!

It's Wednesday once again!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I so enjoyed my family's Father's Day gathering and thought I'd share a few pictures...  I think there were 57 of us this year.  The "oldest" being my Aunt Grace (I'll keep her age a secret ;-) and the youngest my Great Niece Micaela Grace, just 4 weeks old.  Sweet picture of the two of them...  Lots of time was spent at the Beach Front -I love this picture on the Beach Wall.  Father's Day is a time when many reconnect and share what is going on in their lives, and a time for siblings to gather as distance keeps them apart more than they would like.    .

A tradition for more than 30 years is a picture on the porch steps of the Next Generation of "Smiths".  This pic is of my parents Great Grandchildren - oh how they would enjoy them...       
I'm still waiting for my Grandchildren to come along and join in this Father's Day tradition!!
On with this week's Sketch...

We have a wonderful Sponsor this week who is so very faithful and generous...  Sally Ann of Digi Stamp Boutique.  I chose this wonderful image (which comes with the perfect sentiment) "Pretty Church".

I used some long retired Close to My Heart papers from my stash, colored the image with my Copics and added some lace and a flower from my stash.

I hope you will check out the rest of the Design Team cards and play along with us - I LOVE to see your creations AND the winner will get to choose 6 free digital images!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Blessings to you!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Take it Easy...!

Happy Father's Day!!!

This week Sassy Cheryl's has a great Challenge #170 For a Guy or a Boy...  I knew immediately what image I wanted to use... =)

Every year, most of my immediate family gathers at our Family Beach House on Cape Cod for Father's Day.  We started this about 30 years ago, (before my kids were even born...).  My parents have both gone on to Glory, and we continue to gather along with extended family and friends.  Tomorrow we expect more than 50 ranging in age from 4 weeks old to over 80...  Fun times!!  I can still picture my Dad relaxing in the Hammock that hangs between two old "scrub" pine trees in our side yard...  All ages love the hammock (even many of our dogs), but I think my Dad loved it most of all!!

This Sassy Cheryl image "All About Dad" practically jumped from her shop right onto my computer =)  I just LOVE the image - brings me right to that Hammock of ours on the Cape...

The papers are from My Mind's Eye - Sweet Caroline.  The burlap ribbon is Close to My Heart, the flowers were cut from the burlap ribbon with a Tim Holtz SizZix flower die and attached with a brad.  The Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.


Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - For a Guy/Boy

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 210!!

Hi there friends - Happy Wednesday!!  As I write this post I can hear the rain coming down...  a sound I do love to hear.  It's been raining most of yesterday and today so, I do think we are destined to have a wonderful weekend for Father's Day, at least that's my wish...!

Wednesday means it's time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - YaY!!
This week our Sponsor is a new one Stamp-n-Doodle!!

Here's a brief Bio from the Owner: I started Stamp-n-doodle with rubber images about 6 years ago and have expanded into Clipart, Digital images, and scrapbooking. I am am also an exclusive designer for cards, etc. on Craftsuprint.  Stamp-n-doodle is an on-line only digital/rubber stamp, scrapbooking & clipart web store along with our Challenge Blog (Blog-a-doodle).  Whether you only want to create on your computer or combine your creations with traditional items, Stamp-n-doodle has it all.

They have a wide variety of images and are offering this week's Winner 2 Free digis!!  Be sure to play along!!

Now, on with our Sketch...

I definitely hae Cape Cod on my mind this week - our big Father's Day celebration is coming up so I chose this image Calm Seas and created a card for one of the men in my life.  The papers and Burlap "ribbon" are from Close to my Heart.

I hope you will join us with your creations!!
Blessings to you all!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #151

Good Morning Friends and HAPPY TUESDAY!!  It's a New Challenge this morning with Team B over at Tuesday Throwdown!!  This week we are sponsored by...
...and our Challenge Theme is "You're the Man".  Create a card or project for one of the special guys in your life: man, teen, or boy =)  The way I look at it, what "guy" doesn't love to fish??  (Well, actually my husband doesn't, so, my card will NOT go to him ;-)...  Anyway, here is my take on our Theme "You're the Man" using the stamp "First Date"...

I hope you will play along with us - keep in mind Father's Day IS this coming Sunday - so, get Crafty and Play along!!

Blessings to you!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #169 Perfectly PINKalicious!!

Early morning card making - a GREAT way to start a Friday!!  Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week is Perfectly PINKalicious!!  Love pink (love green more), but who doesn't love pink...?   Perfect Challenge to use a new paper pad I recently purchased from Lili of the Valley, "Perfect Pair" from the NitWit Collections, lots of PINK papers along with a touch of my favorite green ;-) !!

I chose this cute Sassy Sally image "Autumn Swing" (although I fussy cut the image and left the falling leaves for another time...  now it's a Spring Swing =), and colored her up with my Copics.  I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday - lots of fun little details to this Sketch!!  The flowers are cut with a die from Taylored Expressions - Bugabee Flowers.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Here's my Sweet Sassy Sally card...

Sassy Cheryl's - Perfectly PINKalicious
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

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

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 209

Welcome Friends!!  The first Wednesday in June...  Can you believe it!?!?!  Summer is almost here...  We had a mini heat wave with temps in the 90's this past weekend.  I was so thankful to have my Saturday free.  I had some reading to do and wanted out of the house, so I drove to the Cape and it was a good 20 degrees cooler!!  I actually needed a sweatshirt in the shade - sweatshirt weather is my kind of weather!!  Wonderful reading with the ocean breeze...

Well, enough with the weather report and on to our Challenge.  I LOVE being a part of the Design Team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week our wonderful Sponsor is...

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

This week's PRIZE -  4 digis of winner’s choice

On to our Sketch...

I chose this Fun "Birthday Cupcake" image -

I used retired paper from Close to My Heart, ribbon from my stash, Stickles and a few "gems" also from my Stash (oh how I love to re-stash my stash ;-)

Hope you will join us this week!!

Blessings to you!!