Feb 27, 2013

WW #73 Ribbons and Bows

Please scroll down for today's FBW #229 Layers challenge
I'm going to tell you a little something about myself....I find floating heads and eyeballs absolutely HILARIOUS and can't stop laughing when I see them in commercials and in TV shows. I will giggle for 20 minutes and just when I start to compose myself, the same commercial will play again...and I will start laughing all over again. The minute I saw this fab Wilma I. Ball image from Dilly Beans, I knew what I was going to do with it.....float her in the sky with some fellow eyeballs!
Our challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is Ribbons and Bows, which is sponsored by Dilly Beans who is offering 3 free digis to one lucky Mr. Linky winner! Gorgeous and quirky...that's how I describe Dilly Bean images, but you can check them out yourself HERE.

Everything on this little ATC was paper pieced, except for the iris which was colored with BG10. All DP is from Basic Grey Shine On,  along with some Recollections Washi Tape, and ribbon and eyeballs from my stash.

You have until next Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday. I really I hope you get the opportunity to stop by the blog and see what my fellow teamies dreamed up this week, they're sure to inspire you.

FBW #229 Layers Challenge

Flutter By Wednesday is all about LAYERS this week!!!! 3 or more layers is what you need, not counting the base of your card.....oh, and don't forget to have a butterfly or fairy on your project.

DP: Paper Studio, Kraft
Copics, Twine, Roses, Viva Decor Paper Pearl Pen, Diamond Dust, punches
I don't normally ooh and aah when I make a card, but I just couldn't help myself because these are just the sweetest fairies! I've loved them ever since the  Fairy Princess Clear Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm first came out, and always enjoy coloring and making a card with them.  I also used Jen Shults' DS90 for the sketch.
I'm extra giddy because I got to use a new chevron background stamp from Just Rite Stamps, along with a new round sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps...both were from a Valentine's swap and were from Wendy...LOVE THEM!!!
Feel free to link your project to Flutter By Wednesday HERE...and just wait until you see the wonderful cards my fellow teamies came up with, always inspirational!!!!
Paper Playtime:  #4 Use a Sentiment Stamp
The Kraft Journal: Use Any Sketch
Deconstructed Jen: DS90
Happy Wednesday!

Feb 26, 2013

A Friendly Good-bye w/ Y&F

This is my last post as the February GD at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and I've had such a blast...not only posting weekly, but also participating in the challenges and birthday celebrations. I feel like I've made some wonderful friends during my GD stint and am thankful to both Renate' and Leanne for allowing me to share my little creations over the past couple of months.
And here they are waving HELLO...or maybe, GOOD-BYE?!!
Image: Yumi & Fumi
DP: Basic Grey Shine On
AC Scrabble Alphas, chipboard, mesh bling, glitter, brads, twine
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
Hair, Boots: E18, E31, E34, E35
Hoodie: Y00, YR31, YR23, RV02, R83
Pants: R83, R20, RV04
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E37, E50, RV02, RV04
Shirt: R000, RV02, RV11, RV34, RV42
Pants: W1, W4, W7

The current challenge at Y&F H may be ending this Friday, but you still have  a couple of days to join in this fun CASE worthy challenge...HURRY! Check out the rules and link your projects HERE.
Thanks to the entire Y&F H team, their smiles truly come from their hearts.
Happy Tuesday!


Feb 23, 2013

WW #72 Any Holiday or Birthday Reminder

What a fun challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday, I just know you can think of a Holiday or Birthday you'd like to celebrate and share with us!

The background on this ATC was made by first using TH Fired Brick and Frayed Burlap DI's,  and Picket Fence Distress Stain was added over the top.. The background was stamped in Fired Brick. The adorable Kiyoko image  was fussy cut and added, then outlined with a fluorescent yellow Copic marker. The sparklers got a little extra attention from a gold Atyou Spica marker and rhinestones. And as I love to do...a little glitter was added on a couple of the corners.

Image is from Sister Stamps: Kiyoko
Sentiment is from Sparkle Creations: Chinese New Year Rin
Background stamp: All Night Media Chinese Calligraphy

You have until 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday to join in this fun challenge, feel free to link your project HERE.  Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps who is offering a prize of a $10 gift certificate to their online store, which has a wide array of fun and interesting images.

Thanks for stopping by, happy Saturday!

Feb 20, 2013

WW #72 Any Holiday or Birthday

Please scroll down or click HERE for this week's FBW #228 Sketch challenge
Our sponsor  at Wicked Wednesday is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps who provided the DT with some adorable images to work with for our Any Holiday or Birthday challenge this week. Along with providing the images to the entire DT, they are offering a $10 prize to their on-line store to one lucky random winner. I chose the  adorable Trick or Treat image to work with, but as cute as it is, it was a bit odd to color Halloween images when we just celebrated Valentine's Day last week. Still, it was a nice break from all the pink, red, and upcoming pastels.
We are welcoming a new team member at WW, Tabbatha....wait until you see her inspirational art work!
Feel free to check out the Rules and Guidelines for this week's challenge, along with linking your project HERE. You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday...that's plenty of time to get your craft on!
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Wednesday!

FBW #228 Sketch by Kathy

It's that time of month that we use a sketch for our weekly challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.  Here's the sketch we are working with, which was created by our very own FBW Sketch Designer Kathy Curry. Don't be intimidated...not only is it easy to work with, but also has fabulous results!

Yowza, it took me FOREVER to color this Frolicking Fairies image from The Stamping Boutique...probably because I was trying to use all the colors from the DP, which of course you can't see. The bow is from a baby shower favor that I received over a year ago....I just thought they were the cutest things and knew I would find a reason to use it. 
You have until next Tuesday to join us in this challenge, all you need to do is follow the sketch and include a butterfly and/or fairy on your project. Click HERE to link your project and to see the complete set of RULES.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I hope you get the chance to join us this week...if you do, let me know so I can stop by and visit your project...I love to leave comments.

Feb 19, 2013

Another Happy Tuesday w/ Y&F H


Chase, from the Y&F H Back to School release has always reminded me of my son who has the same adorably pinchable cheeks and "puddin' face" grin. I  thought he would be perfect on a card for my son's 21st birthday...which is this coming Friday.

This is one of those cards that is much better in person. All of the blue stars were cut from glitter paper,  there's lots of pop-dots and texture, and I love how a layer of vellum mutes all the stamping behind the image. DP is from ATD's Textured Cardstock pad. The glasses were hand drawn.

Hair: E31, E33, E35
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Jacket, shoes: W1, W3, W4
Jeans: BG10, B91, B95, B99, W1
Shirt: G34, W1
Happy 21st Birthday Nico!
Our plan is to take Nico out to dinner and celebrate with family...grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins over the age of 21. I asked him....
Where do you want to go for dinner?
The Tilted Kilt
Ummmm, Mama and Papa are going too...can you think of a place more appropriate?
Alright, let's choose someplace together.
I want a big, juicy cheeseburger
It's Friday during Lent, it's not going to happen.
Get real, of course it's going to happen.
Do you think you're the only person turning 21 during Lent on a Friday?

Our compromise...stopping at The Tilted Kilt on our way home from dinner and having a drink at the bar. There's something about going to TK with your son that just isn't right?!! LOL!
Here Come the Boys: #46 Lots of Layers
Use it Tuesday: #49 Fasteners Used items: Number stickers, brads, background stamps
Deconstructed Sketch: DS89
Deconstructed Sketch No. 89
Happy, happy Tuesday!

Feb 17, 2013

Y&F H Challenge #10 Case Sandie!

There's a new 2 week challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade which starts today and it is to case DT Sandie's card...what's not to love about the design and all of the wonderful embellies. This gorgeous card is just begging to be cased:
I love the design of Sandie's card and thought I'd pair Fumi with Messenger Bag with some bright and fun colors from Momenta's Family Outing DP.

Hair, bag, shoes: Y00, E18, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Skirt, Eyes: B00, B02, B91, B95, W3
Sweater: Y16, YR61, YR65, YR68, W3

A few small deets: if you use a Y&FH image on your creation you will get 2 chances to play. If you don't have a Y&FH image yet you can still participate by using any stamp from Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts, and The Greeting Farm. All challenge details can be found in the Challenge info tab at the top of their Home page. Feel free to link your project HERE
FYI, the prize for Challenge #10 is Yumi with Book from the Back 2 School series...she is A+dorable!
Happy Sunday!

Feb 16, 2013

WW #71 Celebrate the Season Reminder

I'm late with this week's reminder post...why, oh  why don't I just write and preschedule these things?!! Maybe I've got brain freeze from all of these cold temperatures that just won't go away...brrrrr...I'm shivering as I write this. LOL!

I used an adorable digital image from Dilly Beans called Winter Birdie....I thought it was perfect for this week's reminder post!  You have until 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday to join us at Wicked Wednesday in this fun Celebrate the Season challenge. Think seasons and holidays in your part of the world! Feel free to link up your ATC HERE.

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave such sweet comments...they're always appreciated.

Feb 13, 2013

Wicked Wednesday #71 Celebrate the Season

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #227 HEARTS challenge

We'd love to have you join us in this week's Celebrate the Season challenge at Wicked Wednesday...and don't forget, you can use any current season or holiday in your part of world.

Our sponsor this week is JellyPark who supplied the DT with some adorable images to work with. How can you control yourself and not say, "awwww!" when you see this sweet Penguin with Wooly Hat image.

I went with Brrrrr because it's cold here in the Midwest....but I guess that's what winter is all about, eh?!

Feel free to link you project HERE, and don't forget you have until next Tuesday evening at 7:00 EST to join the fun!

Stay warm!

FBW #227 Hearts Challenge

Flutter By Wednesday has a new challenge for you this week that you're going to LOVE... it's a HEARTS challenge. Besides having a fairy or butterfly, you need to have a heart on your project. This is an easy challenge, I hope you get the chance to play along with us this week.

The image is Melinda Blowing Kisses by Elisabeth Bell.
Jen Shults' DS #87 was used for inspiration.
All DP is Sweet Crush by Pink Paislee.

Hair: E31, E35, E50, E57
Skin, E000, E00, E11, R20
Shirt, Headband, Hearts: R20, R81, R83, R85, R22, R05, R46, R30
Dots: R20, R46, R81, R85
Feel free to link-up your project HERE and while you're there you'll have the opportunity to see some wonderful cards by my fellow teamies....you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, they always warm my heart!

Feb 12, 2013

Winter Yumi Journal

Happy Tuesday! I decided to use Yumi and Fumi Handmade 's Winter Yumi for today's post...I just LOVE her cool hipster look and happy stance. I thought she'd be great on top of a journal for my daughter, which I'll give to her on Thursday...Valentine's Day. 
In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I'd use the word LOVE as much as possible in today's post, so here are all the things I LOVE about this journal...
I LOVE the mesh bling...OMG, I mean I LOVE mesh bling!
* I LOVE the Colluzle heart template I used
**I LOVE the foil and flock rub-ons
*** Lot's of LOVE = LOL
I LOVE the reason why I made this journal...my daughter
Hair:E31, E34, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Jacket: R81, R83, Rv02, RV04, W3
Tights: N4, N8
Hat, Scarf, Skirt: B91, B95, B99, BG000,BG10
Boots: R05, R46
Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me, I LOVE my bloggy friends and all of your sweet comments! 
* When I gave away all of my  Colluzle templates a while ago this was the only template I kept, because I LOVE the shape of the hearts.
** Thank you Wendy!!
***A hilarious quote from the movie Dodgeball.

Feb 9, 2013

WW #70 Valentine/Love Reminder

There's just a few more days until Valentine's Day and even less time to enter this week's Wicked Wednesday challenge....I hope you find some time to join us our current challenge which is:
This ATC was made using two Crafty Secrets sets: Cherubs and Sew Special, along with typewriter alpha stickers. These are a couple of sweet, sweet cherubs...it's a shame I only pull them out once or twice a year.

Feel free to link-up your ATC HERE and to see some additional inspirational artwork from my fellow teamies.

Lastly, if you didn't see my post on  Friday you can click HERE....THANK-YOU to my sweet Corrine supplier!

Feb 8, 2013

Corrine is back in the house!!!

Late Wednesday evening my doorbell rang and I went to answer it....there sat, on my front porch, a package from Amazon. Hmmmm....I didn't remember ordering anything?!! OMG, someone...and I'm not sure who....sent me this fabulous 12x12 pad of my favorite SEI DP! Again, OMG....I picked it up, hugged it and did a little jig...my hubs thought I might have had too much wine, lol!
Did someone  feel sad for me when I posted that the pad I own is almost out?
Are there fellow lovers of this Corrine DP who just wanted to share?
And the scariest thought of all...was this sent to the wrong address?!!
So many unanswered questions....

Thank-you to my secret-sender, you made my day!!!
Still, I wonder who sent this.....any hints about this out in blog land?!! LOL!

Feb 6, 2013

Wicked Wednesday #70 Valentine/Love Challenge

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #226 OPEN challenge
Wicked Wednesday!!!!
I love making ATC's and Wicked Wednesday has some of the best sponsor's...week after week after week, and the prizes are always worth the entry! This week is no exception! Our sponsor is Redonkulous, and they generously provided the DT with this week's images. 
I was given the Gift of Love image to work with, isn't she adorable?!! I colored, then fussy cut her and glue her atop some Sweet Crush DP by Pink Paislee. The I (heart) U is from the $1 bin at Joann's, and the Feb calendar stamp is from CTMH.
You can link your Valentine/Love ATC HERE, but you need to do it before 7:00 pm next Tuesday evening to qualify for this week's prize. I hope to see you entering this week's challenge...and if you do, let me know because I'd love to stop by your blog and leave you a comment too!

FBW #226 Open Challenge

At Flutter By Wednesday we have another OPEN challenge, which this week is being sponsored by StampFairy. All you need to do to enter this challenge is have a butterfly and/or fairy on your project. Seriously, it can't get much easier that that!

I double matted this adorable Spring 5 image from StampFairy and added some twine. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. The hardest part about this card was lining up the butterfly brads. I love it when a card goes together so easily.

You have until next Tuesday evening to join us in this fun challenge, feel free to link your project HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, don't forget to say hi!

Feb 5, 2013

Y&F H - Winter Yumi

Are you looking at this card and trying to decide which you like better....the adorable Winter Yumi image from Yumi & Fumi Handmade, the fantabulous SEI Corrine DP, or maybe it's the sweet sentiment by Inkadinkadoo?
I think it's the combination of all three that makes this card so adorably cheery!!  But as cheery as this card is, I'm a bit sad because I've almost used up the entire 6x6 pad which I bought solely for this rainbow paper. Once I opened the pack, I fell in love with all of the patterns and am proud to say that I've kept every smidgen of scrap because I can't part with them. The scraps were perfect for paper piecing Yumi's hat and skirt.
I kept the embellishments to a minimum because  (I'm starting to repeat myself here) I couldn't bear to cover up the DP.
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Scarf: R05, R08
Boots, W3, E23, E31, E37
Coat and Eyes: GB10, G00, G24, G40, YG11
Have you had the chance to check out the newest challenge going on at Y&F H? It's all about using Dies and Punches and you can check it out HERE, but hurry because the challenge runs until February 15th.
Lastly, I have to let you in on my latest App fad, Mouth Mover (Lite)....it's free and just a little bit silly!! My 13 yo had braces put on around Thanksgiving and he can't stop laughing when we walk into the room using it. I promise, you'll giggle a little bit too!
Happy Tuesday!

Feb 3, 2013

Y&F H Challenge #9 - Dies and Punches

It's true...I'm smitten with these adorable Y&F images and couldn't be happier that Leanne and Renate asked me to stay on as GD for the month of February...I'm honored!

Today starts Y&F H Challenge #9 which runs thru Feb 15 (noon PST) and is all about Dies and Punches! I think most of us have a few of those lying around...at least one or two, right?!! I used a MS border punch and a Nestie oval die for this card, along with the adorable Fumi with Messenger Bag. The DP is Secret Crush by Pink Paislee, and the sentiment is from the $1 bins next to the register at Joann's.

Hair: RV25, RV34, R81, R85
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Shirt, Socks: RV00 RV02
Skirt: W1,W3, W4
Purse: G24, G28

Stop over at the Y&F H blog to see the wonderful projects the DT designed for this 2 week challenge and to link you project. Even though the challenge is not limited to Y&H images, it is limited to the stamp companies you can use...Y&H Handmade, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts, and The Greeting Farm. Again, I think most of us have a few of those stamps lying around...at least one or two, right? LOL!

Lastly, a quick reminder that if you haven't, you really should check out and LIKE Y&F H on their FB page. They are trying to reach 200 likes and once they do, they are giving away a stamp...or two. So many ways to win one of these adorable images!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the wonderful comments, they always make my day.

Feb 2, 2013

WW #69 Gothic Valentine Reminder

This is a quick reminder that there are still a few days left to enter in this week's Gothic Valentine challenge at Wicked Wednesday.
I think this image is perfect for this week's reminder post....a goth girl colored in red and purple surrounded by a whole lot of glitter!!! I know I wrote down the site that I found this fab coloring page image, I just can't find where I put it, but as soon as I do I'll come back and edit this post to give credit where credit is due.
Feel free to link your project HERE...hope to see you joining us this week.