Monday, January 31, 2011

Christmas Pictures 2010 Layout

This past Christmas was so much fun with the kids, especially my little man!  He was so into Christmas this last year.

Here's a digital layout with their Christmas pictures.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Love

We had a record number of challenge participants last week at Creative Inspiration Paints!! Yay!!

This week's challenge is:

Inspired by: LOVE

That should be easy with all those Valentine's cards everyone is trying to get done for their loved ones!!

Here is my card for some inspiration:

I used a digital image from The Stamping Boutique called "AJ the romantic".  I made this card for my little guy to give to my mom!  I added CI Paint "Rustic Red" to AJ's flower and the border around the image to give some shimmer. "Pink Highlights" was used on the ribbon of the chocolate box he is holding and the punched out hearts.

It is also the last Sunday of the month, so that means it's the last challenge of the month!  Meaning a winner will be picked next Sunday!!  5 jars of paint in your choice of colors!!  How cool is that?!?! 

Have a great day, we hope you'll join us at CI Paints, we'd love to see what you create!!


Charisma Cardz: Valentine/Love
Aud Sentiments: Love Theme
Whoopsi Daisy: Valentine and Love
Creatalicious Challenges: Ribbon and Love Theme
Paper Sundaes: Valentine's

Saturday, January 29, 2011

D2D Laughing Giraffes Valentine

This week's challenge at Card Ideas from the D2D Designer's is:

Laughing Giraffes Valentine

If you don't already own this digi, you can get it in the D2D shop here.

I had a fun time creating this card:

Have a great Saturday!


Card Ideas: Laughing Giraffe Valentine
Stampavie and More: Love
Simon Says Stamps: Animal Antics
Charisma Cardz: Valentine/Love
Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Valentine
Craft Your Passion: Use 2 Patterned Papers
Lexi's Creations: Valentine
Stamps R Us: Animals

Friday, January 28, 2011

Prairie Fairy Challenge #45 & D2D Digi

My first challenge for my Prairie Fairy DT I'm on!! Yay! I enjoying working with these lovely ladies!!

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday's Challenge is:
For a Sweetheart

I went away from making my card completely a Valentine!!  I am just in love with the "Daffodil" digi from Prairie Fairy that I wanted to use this along with making a fun colored card!  And this was the paper jumping out at me!!

I figure if I don't use it for Valentine's day, I can use it to give my hubby some day out of the blue or maybe my mom!

Hope you'll join us at PF!! We'd love to see what you create!

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays: For a Sweetheart
Sassy Studio Designs: 3 Embellishments, 2 DP, 1 Ribbon
Delicious Doodles: Spots or Stripes
The Rubber Cafe: Sparkle and Glitter (The DP is full of glitter!)


It's Friday and that means another freebie at Designed 2 Delight!!  This week's freebie is:

"For the Birds Snowman"
If you missed out on getting this cutie, you can garb it in the D2D shop here.

I had an image I was coloring yesterday, but it ended up not looking the way I wanted it to so I gave up.  I'll have to try again!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

CI Paints Blog Truffle

Want a chance to win some of these shimmery paints???

You can win some from our current Blog Truffle giveaway and/or you can also join in our weekly challenges!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, TSB, and Prairie Fairy

Bonnie Brown
Dawn Bennett
Dawn Lotharius
Jackie Randolph
Jeannie DeGruccio
Joni Mastronardi
Kendra Sand
Mary Francis Clark
Sandy Hulsart
Tamara Morton

I'm so excited to have been chosen to be on the  DT!!  I can't wait to get all my goodies in the mail!! Yay!


I'm also a new DT member for The Stamping Boutique:
If you love The Stamping Boutique, grab our new blinkie!
I'm currently hook on their "AJ the racecar driver" digi!


 An am also SUPER excited to become a Fairy Princess with all the great DT members from Prairie Fairy!  I've been making a few layouts with her awesome digi's! Thanks Roberta for the motivation to make some layouts!!!

~ Happy Dance ~ :) 

During the kids naps I've been coloring up a storm!! I feel like a little kid again! lol

Have a great day!

Bear's Big Gift from D2D

Are you ready for another great image from D2D?!?!  Faith has been really designing some GREAT images!

This week's freebie is "Beary Big Gift".  If you missed out on receiving this image as a freebie, grab it in the shop here, and create a project to share with us at D2D!  By doing so, you'll receive next week's image free!  It's such a fun progressive challenge!

"Bear's Big Gift"

Also a friendly reminder that on the Card Ideas Blog this week's challenge is "Fabulous Folds".  Join in there as well for your chance to win some digi's from D2D!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dreaming of Flowers..

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend!

Although I love this time of year in Wisconsin, as I have time off with the kids, there comes a point where being in the house every day because it is too cold to take them outside begins to get a little old. As of late, I have been starting to dream of warmer weather and being able to work in my flower beds and client flower beds.

So this card was inspired by flowers! I had so much fun making these flowers from scratch! Although it takes a little bit to make, I think they turned out so nice and look like I bought them! I got the idea to make the flowers from "Scrap A Little".

I used "Walk in My Garden" Cricut cart.  I was so excited to use this cart as its been awhile!!

I cut out the first flower "Daisy" on the cart in 3 different sizes and 2 of each.

I then used CI Paints to paint some yummy shimmer on them!!

I then used my paper piercing tool to curl the petals to my liking!

I then layered the flower together starting with the largest daisy to the smallest.  So this flower ended up having 6 layers. I played around with making them less layers and they turn out nice as well!
 Look at the shimmer!!! I used "Chocolate" paint for this one!

Finished card:
 Another "HAPPY DANCE" moment! I love how this turned out!!

Once again....
 look at that shimmer!!  The smaller flowers I used CI Paint "Turquoise".  The smaller flowers only have 4 layers. (2 different sizes)

Lastly I was inspired by one of my fellow DT members.  On Saturday Kassi did a tutorial with the Dabbing Brush from Inkadinkado.  I had gotten the tool last month and played around with it and the paints a little bit, but then kind of forgot about it.   I used the circle foam tip and dipped it in the cover of the "Ivory" paint jar (it fits perfectly, by the way) an first dabbed it on a scrap piece of paper and then on my embossed background!

I used "Ivory" to add some yummy shimmer to the swirls! Doesn't it look nice?!?!

Hope you have a great Monday!



Tellen's Place: Polka Dots

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Shades of Your Fav. Color

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired by: Shades of your Favorite Color

I just love my "Create a Critter" cart for my Cricut. When I was deciding whether or not to get it, I just wasn't sure if I would use it all that much. But I have used it a lot! These critters are just too cute! My little guy just loves them!

We hope you'll join as at Creative Inspiration Paints! You have a chance of winning some paints of your own!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

D2D Fabulous Folds

Designed 2 Delight DT's Card Ideas Blog and Challenges has another fun challenge this week:

Fabulous Folds

The challenge is to help us get out of the rut of creating our regular, simple folds.  This can be a gate fold, trifold, circular card, etc. 

I took the week off from creating a card, as I started school this week, so I needed to get back in the swing of school and homework.  You can check out the Card Idea's Blog for some great inspiration from the other D2D Designers.

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Last Bugaboo Mini-Challenge

Today's last mini-challenge at Catch the Bug is Anything Goes!

I've been working on another "Snowman w/polka scarf" digi from Bugaboo, but decided to use this cute little girl "Boo w/Teddy Bear".

I saw her and just had to get her!
I used CI Paint "Tutu Pink" to add shimmer to her heart on her outfit and the bow in her hair.

Happy 1st Birthday Bugaboo!!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

"Bear's Big Gift"

Check out this week's freebie at Designed 2 Delight!!

"Bear's Big Gift"

Isn't he/she cute!?!?!

I have mine all colored, just need to put the card together now!

If you didn't play along last week, you can purchase this image in the Delightful 2 Delight Digi Shop.  Play along with us to receive next week's freebie!  We'd love to see what you create!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bugaboo Mini-Challenges

Today's mini-challenge at "Catch the Bug" is Birthday!

This is my creation:

"Turtle Birthday"
It didn't really turn out how I planned.  I love my chalk inks, but am always so impatient to wait for them to dry!  I started putting my card together and they were still a little wet and I got some on my image.  So I used the chalks so sponge around my image to hide the mistake.

Close-up's of the Creative Inspiration Paints...
 "Fairy Dust"


Just love the added shimmer!!


Bugaboo's mini-challenge yesterday was a sketch:

My creation:
I used CI Paints "Pink Highlights" and "TuTu Pink" on this card.

and Tuesday's mini-challenge was to use a freebie image they are offering.

Make sure to check out "Catch the Bug" to see all the fun happenings they have going on for Bugaboo Stamp's 1st Birthday!  They have 60% off their digital images!!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Luv Ya Cupcake" D2D

If you played along last week at Delightful Inspiration you recieved "Luv Ya Cupcake" as a freebie this week!  If not you can grab it in the D2D Digi Shop.

We'd love to see what you create with the image!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Paper Shelter & Bearly Mine Designs

I was looking around in blog world the other day and came across two blogs that I am so glad I came across!  The first one is Bearly Mine Designs, she has some beautiful digital paper she creates!!  She even offers some of it as freebies!  I downloaded a few and printed off a sheet, kind of neat!  Now if I come across a paper I like, I don't have to hoard it!! :)  I can print it and print it and print it to my hearts content and never run out! :) Well I guess until my ink needs to be replaced!!  Check it out, she's got some fun papers!

Through her I the found out about The Paper Shelter!!  Omg...I love their digis!  So cute and fun!  I bought "Dragon's Birthday" to make a birthday card!  The digi was $1.50 and you get the regular .png version and a .png version colored in already!

They are having a DT Call, so I submitted my blog for them to check out, it would be an honor to be able to work with their digi's!!

There's a ton more I'd like to get eventually!  Check them out!

Here's My Card:

I used some of my CI Paints to add shimmer to the frosting, flowers and his hat.
This happens to be the colored .png version.

Have a nice day!


A Gem of a Challenge: Sketch

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Birthday Monkey w/Cake" from Bugaboo

Bugaboo Stamps celebrated their 1st Birthday on Saturday (what a great day to celebrate - that was my B-day!!) Anyway....their stamps are currently 60% off in the shop!  Off course I had to go buy some more for myself!

I've liked "Birthday Monkey w/Cake" for a long time and finally got it!

They are having daily mini challenges this week and today's challenge is:
Blue and White

I created this card for my father-in-law.  Our mascot for our race team was a monkey so this will be perfect for him!

Have a nice day!


Catch The Bug: Blue and White & Birthday
Challenge Up Your Life: Clean and Simple

Some Bunny Loves You

"Some Bunny Loves You"
A cute precious picture I took around last Valentine's day of my little girl.  I have already scrapped this picture, but it was much smaller, and thought it worked well for this layout.  I came across Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps recently and just love her images.  Checking out her blog, I saw she was looking to add 5 new FAIRY PRINCESSES.  She mentioned she'd like to see some layouts made with this adorable little bunny "Sending You Love 2".  I've used digital stamps on layouts before, so thought it would be fun to try out for her DT Call.

Not only are digital images great for cards, but they also work great on layouts!

I really enjoyed making this layout for her DT Call. To find more information go to the Prairie Fairy Blog.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

CI Paints: Inspired By....Bling

Creative Inspiration Paints has another fun challenge this week:

Inspired By: Bling

I don't know about you, but I LOVE bling and shimmer!!!

My creation:

I used CI Paint "Fairy Dust" on her dress!  Look at that shimmer!!  YUMMY!  I also used "Fairy Dust" on his shirt.  I used "Garnet" on her flowers and on his bow and belt.

I used both "Fairy Dust" and "Silver Frost" on the circle that had the sentiment on it.  I used a cotton ball to kind of blotch it on.  I used "Coal" on the scallop circle.
Some of the BLING!!  I also used "Coal" around the edges of the card!

I really like how this card turned out!! ~Happy Dance!~ :)

Check out all the amazing CI Paint colors you can choose from.

Can't wait to see what you create!!  Have you are having a great weekend!


Creative Inspiration Paints: Bling
Fresh Brewed Challenge 30: Black + White + One Other Color
Frosted Designs: Use Paint
Oh La La Creations: Bling It On