Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wild About You with Stampin Up and Pink By Design

Today I have a card I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Here is the sketch....

Here is what I made...

I used the Zoo Review stamp set by Stampin Up to create the row of Zebras.  The sentiment is from the Pink by Design Jungle Fever stamp set.  I used Cajun Craze and More Mustard (retired) cardstock from Stampin Up!  The pattern paper is from an old Recollections Night and Fall stack.  I really like how this turned out!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge #57

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges!

Ch#57:  Weddings
Create a wedding themed project!
Starts: Friday, August 30th, 7:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, September 6th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday September 7th
Our Sponsor this challenge is  

 QKR Stampede


Here is what I created for the challenge...

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Funday Friday Challenge #15

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch...

This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  Make sure you go over and check out their cute images!

Here's what I made...

For my card, I decided to use an image that I already had in my collection.  After I made my card, I went to find the link to the image and noticed that it must have been retired.


Bugaboo Digi Stamp - BellaJacob (retired)
Colorbok Pattern Paper
Recollection Card Stock
Pink by Design - Dazzle Stamp Set
Memento Ink
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Pink by Design - Link It Up Tuesday

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hexagon Thanks

Welcome back to my blog!  As some may know, I had switched over to typepad, but due to my budget constraints, I am  returning to blogger.

Today, I was playing around with a sketch from Case This Sketch.  It's a very cute and simple sketch.

Here is what I created using the sketch...


Recollection Card Stock for the base
The Stamps of Life - Hexagons2love, Coffee4two
Close to My Heart Ink

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Secret Garden Thank You Card

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a card I made using a sketch from Case This Sketch.

I absolutely love this sketch.  When I saw it, I headed straight to my craft room (or secret layer as my puts it).  Here is what I created...

I have a lot of retired card stock in my stash and I decided to bring them out to create this card.  The colors I used are Night of Navy (retired), Pretty in Pink (retired), and Old Olive.  I used the Secret Garden stamp set and dies for the image.  The sentiment is from my personal stamp stash.

I absolutely love how this turned out that I made two cards.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Funday Friday Challenge #13

Hi crafters! It's time for another Funday Friday Challenge!  

This week's Challenge:
Anything Goes
Create a card, layout or project for any theme you like.
This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps.
Starts: Friday, August 16th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, August 23th 6:00PM (central time)
Here is what I created this week for the challenge
For my card, I used the Zoo Review stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I embossed the card base with the Woodgrain embossing, also from Stampin' Up!  I used early espresso ink to sponge over the embossed area.  Using a grass die I had, I cut out some grass using pistachio pudding 2013-2015 In Color DSP.  
Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at Jo's Scrap Shack for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.
We have now changed the challenge rules to 3 entries per person per challenge except for the Anything Goes challenges which will be unlimited.
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules 

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
Using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Only 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements 
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until August 16th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, August 19th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Brown Sugar Challenge #55

Hello and Welcome to another Brown Sugar Challenge!!

This is my first week back after a two month hiatus! I am excited to be back!

If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword BSCB-54 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.)
This week our theme is: Blue, Green, and White

Inspiration Wednesday #1

Hi everyone!  Today is the first post of my Inspiration Wednesday.  I will create a project based on a sketch or photo I found.  There is a linky tool at the bottom of the post so you can join in too!  It's all for fun and there are no rules, except to link back to my blog.  Also, you have a chance to be Candied Coated on my Facebook page.  Let's have some fun!
For my first inspirational photo....

Here is what created...

Now let's see what you create!

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Funday Friday Challenge #14


It’s time for the next Funday Friday Challenge! This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo. I took some of the colors to create my card.  This week, our sponsor is Kathryn from StampArt Designs.  You can visit her site here -


StampArt Designs - A Present for You
Cardz TV Stamps - Beary Sweet
Recollection Card Stock
Anna Griffin Pattern Paper
Markers - Copics, Promarkers, Prismcolor

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