Monday, January 28, 2013

Hi Friends!  Today I'm playing along with Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #104 Decorate the Envelope and Die Cuttin' Divas  Border punch with ribbon, Challenge #99
Of course, I cut it too close for Die Cuttin' Divas ( by three minutes!) but I'm still in for Party Time Tuesdays.

I used to decorate my envelopes all the time, and I forgot how much fun it makes the card!  I will have to start doing it again.  Makes people smile before they even open it, don't you think? :)

Happy Monday!


Monday, January 21, 2013

A Valentine

I just picked up a Tim Holtz Valentine kit from Archiver's, and I love this little cupid.  I really like those blueprint stamps!

I created this card for some challenges I found:
SimonSaysStampsChallenge  - use Washi tape (the washi tape I used came from Doodlebug, it's the stripe and the heart pattern, that I adhered to white cardstock, then punched out!)
The Cute Card Thursday challenge for Diamonds  and
The Moxie Fab World Challenge to use 10 embellishments on one card.

Happy Stamping!


A happy penguin birthday card

I am embracing the new year and getting some things done!

First, I wanted to organize my craft room.  Well, it's not perfect, but it's way better than it was before!

Next, I wanted to work on some challenges for the long weekend - I haven't posted art in a while!  Here's what I came up with for the Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge  #98 Penguins, and also Clear it Out Challenges blog Challenge to use circles and clearing out anything in your stash.

I used a Spellbinders nesting die set for the two labels behind the penguin, and the little penguin himself is a Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz) die called Birthday Penguin.  I was using up a sticker sheet with the cupcake sticker and the {happy} sticker.

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Masculine Happy 50th Card

Hi there!  Just wanted to post a fun card for the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog.  This was my first time visiting the site, but I really wanted to try my hand at the masculine card challenge.  It's A Man's World, Challenge #144.   Here it  is:

I love that sentiment.  It cracks me up!  I used the Close to My Heart's Artiste cartridge for both the speech bubble and the numbers.

Happy Stamping!


Friday, January 18, 2013

A little tweaking here & there

In the days to come, I will be tweaking my blog in preparation of a great 2013... Just wanted to keep everyone up to date - I am hoping to post weekly about craftiness and my family life.  Stay tuned!