Jan 30, 2013

WW #69 Goth Valentine

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The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is GOTHIC LOVE. What a sweet image Deacon Skull Flower we were given to work with by our sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps, who is offering 7 free digi's from their online store to one lucky Mr. Linky winner!
Feel free to link your ATC HERE by next Tuesday evening before 7:00 pm EST. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you playing along with us this week at Wicked Wednesday.

FBW 225 Open Challenge

This week is one of my favorite challenges at Flutter By Wednesday...it's an OPEN challenge!!! All you have to do is make sure you have a butterfly and/or fairy on your project!

The image is Rainbow Dreams by Tiddly Inks and the sketch is Deconstructed Sketch 86.

We'd love to have you flutter with us, feel free to link your project HERE. Wait until you see the wonderful cards my teamies came up with this week....oh, so lovely!!!


Jan 29, 2013

I Mustache U...

It might be hard to recognize these two girls because they're incognito, but......I'm guessing we all know who they are, right?!!  
The adorable Yumi and Fumi are some of the cutest gals around and I always giggle when I see them as I find their smiles infectious! (I just read on the Y&F FB page that these two are on sale at the Y&F online store for 30% off until Jan 31st....grab 'em while they're in stock.)
As soon as I saw this fab DP I  knew I had to make a fun card with these two girls being silly, as BFF's tend to do often. 
Inside of card:

I think everyone has had some kind of fun with this mustache fad in one way or another and I'm going to miss it when it's replaced by a new trend. My own family used pig snouts instead of mustaches during a recent family gathering for our annual Rib Fest and I'm guessing the margaritas and sangria made us all think it was funnier than it was?!! Nah, the snouts were hilarious and even my mother-in-law was caught wearing one.

I've really enjoyed spending my Tuesdays as the January GD at Y&F H this month! Thanks for the sweet and encouraging comments.

DP: Kiss Me by Bella Blvd, Copics, Momento, White & Black Gel Pens, I am Roses, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Dymo Label Maker, misc. alpha stickers and hearts

Jan 28, 2013

Anya Celebrates

It seems forever since I colored one of my Anya's and I was missing her so!
I had a few extra minutes today and thought I'd join in this week's FFF Message Me challenge at TGF, along with AYFA's Damask challenges using Anya Celebrates.  
It's always fun to make a card "just for the fun of it!"
Thanks for stopping by,

Jan 26, 2013

WW #68 Add a Charm Reminder

This is a VERY quick reminder that you still have time to join this week's Add a Charm challenge going on at Wicked Wednesday...until 7:00 pm next Tuesday to be exact!  Our  sponsor is Just Some Lines and they are offering  one winner 4 free digi's to their on-line store this week.

A sentiment, cloud die, charm, rhinestone, inks.....EASY PEASY!

Hope you can join us, you can link up your entry HERE!


Jan 25, 2013

Pandamonidum with Y&F H

While driving to the airport to pick up my hubby I was reflecting on my week and all that had transpired over the past few days...let me say, it was a crazy week with a lot of chaos and unexpected challenges. As I was driving the word PANDEMONIUM popped into my head. What an odd word, yet it fit my week perfectly and that was when my "Ah-ha" moment occurred.....
Pandemonium,  Panda, Fumi Panda, PANDA-monium....Ah-ha!  

I knew I had to make a card with that theme, and that it should turn and spin....and be (just a little) chaotic!

and this is what it does!

(Obviously, this is my first ever video!) 

I started by cutting a circle from recycled packaging, adding circles cut with Nesties, fussy cutting Fumi Panda, and sticking everything onto a game spinner. DP is from My Big Ideas. Stars were cut from a Memory Box die.

PANDEMONIUM(noun): A state of extreme confusion and disorder

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leaving such sweet comments,  they're always appreciated!

Jan 23, 2013

Wicked Wednesday #68 Add a Charm

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Wicked Wednesday has a fun challenge this week and all you have to do is add a charm to your  ATC. Our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines who supplied the entire DT with some adorably fun images. 

I used this big puffy Word Love image from JSL which reminded me of sitting in my high school class, day dreaming and doodling on my notebooks. The flower charm I used is small, but I thought it was perfect to use in place of the letter O. The hearts were hand drawn and lots of Stampendous Crystal Snow was used.  All papers are from my never ending stash of scraps.

I'm also entering this in the Something New challenge at Just Some Lines...if your wondering what I used that was new, it was the image.

To sweeten the pot to join us this week, Just Some Lines is offfering 4 digi images of your choice from their on-line store....I told you it was sweet! Click HERE to find your way to Wicked Wednesday to link your ATC and to see some fabulous artwork from my fellow teamies.

Thanks for stopping by,

FBW #224 Sketch Challenge

This week at Flutter By Wednesday we are using a sketch by our own FBW Sketch Designer Kathy Curry, here's the sketch that the entire DT worked with:

This adorable image is Boo and Snookie by A&T Digital Designs and was colored with Copics. 
The DP is by Christy Tomlinson. Mesh bling, EK Success Arch Scallop border punch, Nestie oval & oval scallop dies, white gel pen, CB Swiss Dots embossing folder, and a flower (shhhh.....stolen from my sister's stash) were all used on this card.
You have until next Tuesday evening to join us in this fun sketch challenge, and don't forget you need to have a fluttery butterfly or fairy on your project. For additional sketch inspiration and to link your project click HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment, I love hearing from my bloggy friends.

Jan 22, 2013

Another Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by, I'm having a blast being the January GD  at Yumi & Fumi Handmade and love sharing all of my little projects using these adorable images. After reading their Angel Policy it occurred to me that I needed permission from Yumi and Fumi to resize Yumi with Fan to create this project. Thank goodness I have an "in" with the right people, lol!

In all fairness, I must point out that Yumi is not true to size as the original rubber image is 3 1/2". Stampendous Crystal Snow was added over the entire sentiment which makes it hard to read, but it says Be yourself... everyone else is taken and is from the CTMH D1349 set. A wonderful sentiment...wouldn't you agree? The tag has glittery tulle, ribbons and a very simple handmade charm.

Graphic 45 Bird Song DP was used on the card, and a few extra lanterns were fussy cut and pop-dotted, along with a couple rows of sparkly mesh bling being added.
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E00, R20
Eyes: B91
Kimono: YG11, G24, E31
Sash and Fan: R22, R08, E31
Again, I would like to stress that there is an Angel Policy for all Yumi & Fumi images, along with all products that they sell in their online store and to duplicate/resize the images in any fashion would go against their policy. Feel free to read the Angel Policy HERE.

Easy peasy
lemon squeezy

Jan 19, 2013

WW Embellish-it Reminder

Can you guess how many hearts are on this ATC?!  There are a total of 24 hearts, and actually it would be 25 if you count the shadow to the embossed heart. I think it's fair to say that I have embellished this ATC thoroughly.

While making this ATC I found another use for my Copics...this little clear heart stamp fit perfectly on the end.

Please join us this week at Wicked Wednesday for our Embellish-It challenge...you have until 7:00 EST this coming Tuesday. Feel free to link your ATC HERE!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Jan 18, 2013

FAN-tastic Yumi

This is a very simple card using Yumi and Fumi's Handmade Yumi with Fan image....isn't she just FAN-tastic?!! 

I was hoping to show off this gorgeous vellum paper by matting it with white card stock because I  wanted to showcase the multi colored pastel fans which are oh, so pretty....but I cut off most of the design! Grrrr, I need more paper and I  don't remember where I bought it.

Hair/Shoes: E31, E33, E35
Skin: E00, E11, R20, R22
Eyes/Sash/Fan: BV000, BV00, E35, G21

A few more items used to complete this card are rhinestones, cherry blossoms, Lacey Squares die, Washi paper by Hanko Designs for the paper pieced kimono, and the sentiment was CG.

Thanks for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments, they' are always appreciated.

Jan 16, 2013

Wicked Wednesday #67 Embellish It!

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FBW  WOW challenge.

At Wicked Wednesday our new challenge is EMBELLISH IT! and all you have to do is  use at least one 3-D embellishment on your project (button/charms/chipboard pieces/etc.), but the more the better! 

Our sponsor is StitchyBear Digital Stamps this week, and they are offering a $10 certificate to their online store to one lucky Mr. Linky winner. I used the Lunchtime image from StitchyBear and to be honest...this is just one of the sweetest images, feel free to check out all of the StitchyBear images HERE.

My embellishments....a chipboard picnic inchie,  a small rhinestone, and a double pop-dotted tree.
You have until next 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join this fun and simple challenge....hope to see you joining us at Wicked Wednesday!

FBW #223 White On White

It's time to get your white on for this week's White on White (WOW) challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.

I am going to be honest and tell you that I struggle horribly with all white cards, I personally do not like the look of them and therefore have the hardest time making them. With that said, this card took me a long time and several tries, but I LOVE the final result...I'm sending thanks to Danni for challenging me!

The off white is a shimmery coated textured CS, and the iris fold cross was made with 2 different types of white vellum...one plain and one patterned. The sentiment is from SU, silver mesh bling and MS punched butterflies where also added.

Just because I'm not fond of White On White doesn't mean that I can't appreciate a well made WOW card....wait until you see what my teamies came up because their cards are stunning! Feel free to link up your projects HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments, they always make my day.

Jan 12, 2013

WW #66 It's a Jungle Out There Reminder

There are still a few more days to join this week's It's a Jungle Out There challenge at Wicked Wednesday. So many animals and so many ideas come to mind for this challenge....I bet you can think of one or two.

I used a coloring page, Copics, scrap paper, and TH Distress Stain in Frayed Burplap to make the spots.  Wicked Wednesday's challenge goes until 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday evening. We'd love to have you join us, feel free to link up HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can join us!

Jan 9, 2013

WW #66 - It's a Jungle Out There

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Rawrrrrr! It's a jungle over at Wicked Wednesday this week....so pull out your Jungle and/or Safari themed crafty items to create an ATC we're sure to go wild about!

This adorable lion image was provided by DRS Designs who is our sponsor this week....it reminds me of Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King. It was colored with Copics, glitterfied, and then some hand drawn hearts were added. The sentiment is from M's $1 bin.

You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us! Are you wondering what an ATC is or what Wicked Wednesday is all about....you can check it out  HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments...they always make me smile!

FBW #222 Open Challenge

Happy, fluttery Wednesday! 

Over at Flutter By Wednesday we couldn't have made it any easier for you to join us this week, as our challenge is an OPEN challenge...all you have to do is have a butterfly or fairy on your project. To sweeten the pot, we have a wonderful sponsor this week, BUGABOO....and one lucky Mr. Linky winner has the opportunity to win 7 digi images from BUGABOO.

I totally cased this shaker card from Karen's Simply Frenzied Blog which you can check out HERE,  it is such a cute idea and needed repeating. The image is Tooth Fairy Asleep by Bugaboo, the DP is Shine On by Basic Grey, and I also pulled out  a small IO Shake-it Pouch to house the quarter. After I glued it all together it occurred to me that I should have added some glitter and microbeads to the shaker part....next time, right?!!

Feel free to link-up your project by Tuesday evening HERE. If you're looking for some SWEET inspiration you should check out what my fellows teamies have come up with...I know they always inspire me!

Jan 8, 2013

Happy Tuesday w/ Fumi Panda

I love having the wonderful opportunity to post every Tuesday  at Y&F H during the month of January, which IMHO is one of the best perks of being the January GD. I thought I'd share a card I made using Fumi Panda, a new stack of Pink Paisley Secret Crush DP I bought last week,  and Jen Shults' DS#83.

If you were a mouse sitting in the corner of my craft area while I made this card, this is just a few of the comments you might have heard me saying out loud to myself....

"Grrrr...I only own a handful of border punches, where did it go?!!"
"SA-weet paper...I love this pink stripe!" 
"I LOVE this Washi tape...I wonder if Michael's has more?!" 
"!@$%*!!#*?!...why can't I tie a bow?"
"I need more heart buttons."
"Pandas don't have pink bellies, I wonder if anyone will think she looks like a cow?"

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair: R08, YR16
Eyes: G24
Costume: N1, N4, N8, R000, R81, R83, Silver Spica

In case you're looking...Deconstructing Jen is have a DT call using the sketch that I used for this card, you can check out all of the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, they always make my day!

Jan 6, 2013

Y&F Challenge #9 Photo Inspiration

I have to say that the new year has been good so far...of course it's only Day 6, but it's much better than the last month and a half where everyone in my house had been sick and on antibiotics.  I'm enjoying being the January GD at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and just love these adorable little images. There's a new photo challenge that starts today and runs through February 2nd....I have to say that it was nice to break out some fun and fresh colors after making holiday cards for the past few months.

Here's the inspirational photo:

Yumi with Fan was paired with Prima Madeline DP, mesh bling, twine, buttons and a Viva Decor Paper Pen was used. I followed Jen Shults' DS82 for the sketch.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair, Shoes: N1, N4, N8
Kimono, Fan, Sash, Eyes: BG10, BG15, R83, R85, G34

Feel free to link your creations HERE, and you can see the few rules and regulations to this fun challenge.

As always, thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!

Jan 5, 2013

WW #65 Fairy Happy New Year - Reminder

This is a really quick reminder that you have just a few more days to join us at Wicked Wednesday...until 7:00 pm EST to be exact...for this week's Fairy Happy New Year challenge.

This adorable fairy if from the TGF Fairy Princess Clear Stamp Set, and the tree is from Verve. All DP was found in my scrap box.

Please join us this week, we can't wait to see what you create!

Jan 2, 2013

WW #65 Fairy Happy New Year

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 FBW #221 Bring in the New .
Wicked Wednesday is ringing in the new year with another fun challenge: Fairy Happy New Year...how cute! Just like this adorable image from our sponsor this week, The Graphics Shoppe.

I've decided I'm going to make an ATC for every calendar month, and in December I can add little calendar pages to them for the coming year....if I so choose. It should be a fun project to work on all year.

You have until 7:00 pm EST  this coming Tuesday, which is plenty of time to sit and make a crafty little fairy ATC! We can't wait to see what you come up with....feel free to link-up HERE.

FBW #221 In with the New

In with the New is the theme over at Flutter By Wednesday this week....new babies, new jobs, new houses, the new year...so many reasons to celebrate! With that said, I hope the new year brings you numerous reasons to celebrate new beginnings, and may all of those beginnings be blessed and bring you abundant joy.
This adorable image is Over the Rainbow from ADFD which I paired it with Graphic 45 Little Darlings DP. I didn't feel the need to add too much more besides a little bit of mesh bling and a few buttons. I love how quickly this card went together!
I hope you get the chance to join us with our first challenge of the new year at Flutter By Wednesday...feel free to link up HERE.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013!

Jan 1, 2013

Fumi Panda and Happy New Year!

New Year

Once again, I can't say how excited I am to be the January GD at Yumi & Fumi Handmade....these really are some of the cutest images, and every time I see them I always smile. I've been wanting to use Fumi Panda for a while, and I knew exactly what I was going to make with this cutie....a(nother) journal.

I made the background paper on the computer because I wanted to personalize this with one of our favorite family stories...that the first time we took our youngest son to Panda Express he started to cry and told us, "I don't like panda meat."  Too cute!
I've been waiting for the perfect project to use these beads to make a charm....if you look closely you'll see a glass panda bead.  There are also a couple of wooden beads with kenja symbols that I found at OTC. The Ying/Yang symbol was made using my Pagoda cartridge.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair, Eyes: E33, E35
Costume: N1, N4, N8
Thanks for stopping by,
I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2013!