Friday, March 29, 2013

Lady Anne's Friday Sentimental Challenge #8

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made for Lady Anne's Sentimental Challenge.  

This month's challenge is sponsored by 

Stop on over and play with us!

Here is my card...

I used a cute image from Meljen's Designs called "Candy Land Dreams" 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Red Wagon - Challenge 178  - Colors
Link Up for Pink - Challenge #11

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Happy Holi Everyone!

The Pichkari Holi Blog Hop by the ICR Team, is in full swing!  Stop by and join in!  
You'll find all the details at the ICR Forum

Holi On Wikipedia - "Holi is also called the Spring Festival - as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy. The gloom of the winter goes as Holi promises of bright summer days. Nature too, it seems rejoices at the arrival of Holi and wears its best clothes. Fields get filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers and flowers bloom colouring the surroundings and filling fragrance in the air."

For me, Holi = COLORS!  Lots and lots of bright and beautiful COLORS!

Stop by to see all the fantastic projects that the ICR team has come up with!

Unfortunately, this will be the one event I will have to regretfully miss, as I just returned from a week long vacation filled with numerous delayed flights and all!  Looking forward to the next one though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp-N-Doodle - 'Easter or Spring' Challenge

Hi Everyone!

We have a new challenge over at Stamp-N-Doodle! Stop by and check it out!  The theme for this week's challenge is "Easter or Spring."

Here is my card...

I didn't color the digi completely, as the card itself is pretty colorful!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 
Use it Tuesday:  All About Spring - Hoarded item:  PAPERCLIP EMBELLISHMENT!
Operation Write Home: Stripes
Creative Belli Blog Challenge - #166 - Easter
Lil Red Wagon - #178 - Colors Challenge
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 57 - Happy Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stamp-N-Doodle "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Here in the US, today is the first day of  


So we started off Monday with a very late season snow storm, and now I'm in sunny 80 degree weather in MIAMI!  Actually, my post is scheduled for today, cause I'm on vacation!  I hope I'm not jinxing the weather in Miami! 

I'm beginning this new season of
SPRING with my first card challenge over at Stamp-N-Doodle! Stop by and check out their digis and stamps...they are fantastic!

The theme for this week's challenge is a 'Lauren Curtis Spotlight - Anything Goes'

Here is my card...

I had planned on coloring in the image with my copics, but thought it looked lovely without the color.  How cute are those puppies!?

Thanks for stopping by!

ICRC27 - DT Inspiration!

Happy SPRING Everyone!  

I wanted to share some DT Inspiration with you from the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!  This is from our current challenge!  Do stop by and join us!

Here is the Challenge for the month of March
ICRC27 - One Layer Card + Repeated Stamping

I used the masking technique for the Buddha stamp in the center, and then stamped away with the bamboo stamps.  I started off with the white stamp, and then the copper.   I also dabbed the edges of the card right onto the ink pad...this gave me a clean and thin copper border.  I finished it all off with the embossing heat gun.  

Here is my inspiration card...

~Supplies Used~
Card Stock:  Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Stamps:  "Asian Influences" (Inkadinkado)
Ink:  Copper and White (Ink It Up)
Adhesives:  Tombow
Other:  Embossing Heat Gun

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Marie's Glitter Challenge - SP Crop Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Here is a quick card I made for Marie's Glitter Challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise.  The glitter is on the edge of the petals....just a touch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Getting into Shape Challege - SP Crop Challenge

Hi Everyone! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you all were able to celebrate this past weekend.  My husband and I celebrated yesterday, and we have lots of fun!  We are off on vacation in a few days, so we thought we'd get a head start on partying :)

Here is a St. Patty's Card that I made for the Sonya's Getting into Shape Challenge...

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stamp 'n' Doodle DT!

Hey Everyone!

I just received some exciting news from Stamp 'n' Doodle!  They choose their new DT members, and I'm one of them!  Their images are fantastic, and I'm very honored to be a part of their fabulous team!

I look forward to creating with them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SP & Company's Crop & Release Party!

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to SP and Company's Weekend Crop Party.  Hope you're having a great time crafting and chit-chatting with us on Facebook!  

I've put together a Tic Tac Toe Challenge for you!  Use the grid below to choose three elements to use on your cards.  Elements should be in a straight line - horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.  I look forward to seeing your creations!  

Here is the Tic Tac Toe Grid...

Here is my card...
The three elements I used were...
Patterned Paper - Flowers - Ribbon 

I made an easel card for the challenge.  The birdcage and flowers are from an acetate sheet, so I cut them out and layered them on top of the patterned paper.  I stamped "Love" onto the paper as well, and then onto patterned vellum, which I punched out.  The "Love" stamp is also stamped onto the bottom of the easel card.  To get the lighter color, I stamped off onto scrap paper before stamping onto my card...I repeated this a few times.  I weaved a ribbon through the lace, and added my rhinestones...TADA!    

~Supplies Used~

Stamps:  "I Love Love Stamp" (SP& Company) 
Card Stock:  Travel-Embellishment Paper (Making Memories), Handmade Lofty Nest Specialty Paper (K&Company), and Various (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Adhesives:  Tombow and Boosters (Sticky Stuff), 

Tools: Circle Punch (Fiskars), Scalloped Cirlce Punch (Martha Stewart)
Other:  Scallop Border Crochet Trim (Inspired by Stamping), Rhinestones (Recollections), and Red Ribbon (Various)

The SP Crop party began yesterday evening on the SP Facebook Page, and continues through the day today.  All the ladies have done a fabulous job!  The party goes on tomorrow as well with the release party! So much going on!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guest Designer at Inspired by Stamping!

 Hi Everyone!

A few weeks ago, I won a challenge at Inspired by Stamping.  I received some really cute goodies, and an opportunity to be this week's Guest Designer!  I'm excited to be a GD for such a lovely site!  I love Joanna's blog, and the items in her store are fantastic!

Here is the inspiration pic

Here is my card...

Please stop by and play along!  Inspired by Stamping has their March Release this week, 
and a lucky winner will receive 
1 package of crochet trim + 1 pack of flowers.  
Like the trim and flowers I've used in my card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

ICRC27: One Layer Card + Repeated Stamping

Happy March Everyone!

Looking forward to sharing all of my St. Patty's Day Cards with you!  I just shipped out a few last weeks to Aubreella Boutique!  This cute shop sells only handmade items, and they are absolutely adorable...especially the tutus!  If you are around Olympia, WA stop by!

March brings new challenges our way, and we are ready with one over at the INDIAN CRAFT ROOM!  You'd think that a single layered card would be easy peasy!  I probably spent more time on the layout of this card, than I have on others in weeks!  I did have lots of fun though with all the COLORS!

Here is the Challenge for the month of March
ICRC27 - One Layer Card + Repeated Stamping

I wanted to make this card as COLORFUL as I least 5 colors.  I started  stamping from the center outwards.  I found doing this was the easiest.  I wasn't too concerned with the bigger stamps showing up fully on the card, and so I stamped them off to the edges.  This card also fits perfects for the "Child's Birthday" challenge over at Lia Stampz!
Here is my card...

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Creators - Flowery Delight (3/8)
Alota Rubber Stamps - ALOTA102 - Inspired by my Prabul Gurung Shoes from Target!
Brown Sugar Challenge - Greeting  (3/7)
* Pretty Little Ribbon March Challenge - Happy Birthday (4/3)
Lia Stampz - Child's Birthday (3/16)
* Polka Doodles - Spring Flowers (3/8)
The Sisterhood of Crafter - Birthday (3/12)

~Supplies Used~
Card Stock:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps:  "Sincere Salutations" (Stampin' Up), "Confetti" (Stampin' Up), and "Cottage Garden" (Stampin' Up) 
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie,  Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive,  Regal Rose (Stampin' Up)
Adhesives:  Tombow