Sunday, April 29, 2012

You Are a Blessing!


I am the one who is truly blessed! I have so many new and precious freinds- thanks to the blog world.
Yesterday a few of us got together for a small, but absolutely fabulous blog hop and this card is for them.
Amy at Scrap This, Save That
Corrinne at Tuesday Alchemy
Lisa at Scrappy Distractions
Rebekah at Tangle's Treasures

and, of course, my fellow blogger and very best friend, Fran (here)
They all pulled together to make our blog hop a smashing success and to them I say, "Bless You"!

I would also like to thank all of our new followers for their support and gracious comments. Each and every one of you made our day beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will be stopping in to say "Hi" from time to time and seeing all of your wonderful creations! Don't forget to tune in tomorrow when we announce the winner of ALL THOSE STICKERS!
Supplies used:
Colorbok: whote cardstock
Bazzill Basics Papers: patina cardstock
Cheery Lynn Dies: flourish die
Imaginarium Dies: frame die
Michael's: small flower punch, pop-up dots
Ranger: liquid pearls
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Scotch ATG700: tape gun
Zig 2 way glue
Font: Riesling

This card is dedicated to all of my blog friends and followers and will be entered in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #62: Pins, Pearls, and/or Punches
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #61: Punches and Dies
Blessings Ink Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Little Black Dress


We all need at least one (or two or three...) little black dresses and this one would be perfect for a special occasion.
Well, it just so happens that I know of such an occasion.....
My new freind and fellow blogger, Corrinne, has a challenge this week featuring black and white at her blog, Tuesday Alchemy.
Karen's Scraps and Graphics is sponsoring this challenge and is giving away a $10.00 coupon!
So, grab up all of your black and white stuff and get creative!
Supplies used:
Colorbok: all cardstock
My Grafico: damask digi paper
Spellbinders: labels seventeen
Cricut: New Arrival cartridge (hanger)
Cricut Expression cutting machine
Dress: free digi download
Michael's: ribbon, flower, pop-up dots
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Scotch ATG700: tape gun
Zig 2 way glue
Font: annabel script
Make The Cut: computer cutting program

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge #11 Black and White
Crazy4Challenges: C4C133 Black Cardstock

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Flowers Window Box

We're getting ready to move soon and I'm looking for things to brighten up the front of the home we're buying. It's a darling cottage style home close to a lake and I think window boxes filled with spring flowrs will be perfect!
I just got these fabulous die cuts from Poppy Stamps and couldn't wait to try them. OMG! They are the best I've ever used! They cut and emboss at the same time making it so much faster and easier.

Supplie Used:
Colorbok: white cardstock
Old stash: plaid print cardstock
Poppy Stamps, Inc. Craft Dies: Ivy Trendils, Small Madison Window,
Small Madison Window Shutter,Grand Flower Box
Martha Stewart: Doily Lace Edge punch, Foilage punch
Micheal's: small flower punch, pop-up dots
McGill: Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Mat
Sizzix: Bigkick Die Cut machine
Fiskars: paper trimmer
ATG700: tape gun
Zig 2 way glue
Marvy LePlumeII; pink marker 
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges: Paper Piecing
The Paper Shelter: Challenge #61 Photo Inspiration
Kaboodle Doodles: Challenge #116 Emboss It
Crafts and Me: Challenge #81 Embossing
The Crazy Challenge: #116 Feminine/Girly
Paper Sundaes: Challenge#117 Let's Get Cute
Unique Crafters Challenge #2 Paper Flowers
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog Challenge #9 :To Die For

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Showers


I think it's going to rain tonight and I hope there's a lot of thunder and lightening! I just love a good storm.
This card represents the product of those storms; beautiful flowers. There are so many challenges this week featuring flowers, umbrellas, and everything spring! What could be better?

Supplies used:
Colorbok: all cardstock
Cricut: Expression machine, A Child's Year cartridge
Wild Orchid: flowers
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Scotch ATG700: tape gun
The Paper Studio: Sticky Doos
Font: Annabel Script

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #52 - Spring Summer Colours
Crafty Creations Challenge #165 - Flower Power
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #60 - Pastels
Papercraft Star #92 - Umbrellas
Paper Playtime Challenge #71 - April Showers
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #63 - Water (April Showers)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - April Showers
The Pink Elephant Challenge #143 - Flowers
Amusing Challenges - Spring

Monday, April 9, 2012

One of my favorite signs of spring.


I remember growing up in a smll town in middle Tennessee where every spring our driveway was lined with beautifully vibrant iris blooms. They appear so strong and regal, yet so fragile and delicate. When I see these elegant flowers I know spring is here. How blessed we all are to live in such a magnificent world!

Supplies used:
Colorbok: all solid cardstock
K&Co.: iris designer cardstock
Cuddlebug: embossing machine, swiss dot and victoria embossing folders
EK Success: swirl border punch
Michael's: ribbon
Scotch ATG 700: tape gun
Fiskars: paper cutter
The Paper Studio: sicky doos

This blooming blossom will be entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge # 164 - spring greens

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Merci Beaucoup!

Hello and Happy Easter! I've done so many Easter cards lately that I was ready for something different. This week Die Cuttin' Divas has a great sketch that I used to make this card. It is the first time I've entered one of their challenges so wish me luck! All the cards I've seen so far are amazing and the DT went all out!

Supplies used:
Colorbok: all cardstock
Cricut: Expression cutting machine, Beyond Birthdays and Summer in Paris cartridges
Cuddlebug: Die cut machine, Swiss Dots, Stylized Flowers, Argyle, Textile, and Victoria embossing folders, Celebration Stamps Die Cut
Scotch ATG 700: tape gun
The Paper Studio: Woodgrain embossing folder, Sticky Doos
Zig: 2 way glue
Fiskars: paper trimmer

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #59 - Sketch Week
Just Keep On Creating Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
OOzak Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #6 - Photo Inspiration
Paper Craft Star Challenge #91 - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I won the Unique Crafters Challenge!


A big thanks to Unique Crafters Challenge Blog for selecting my wedding box gift set to be the winner of their first challenge! I can't wait to give Jill her gifts as well as the history that goes with it. This makes it even more special!
The prize I won is awesome! A package valued at over $200.00! I can't wait to get it and start playing with my goodies! The 2nd challenge has started. This month it's all about "paper flowers" and you have a month to create your unique craft. Hop on over, take a look at their fabulous blog, then start crafting and good luck!
Thanks bunches to Unique Crafters Challenge Blog!