Espresso-ly for You ~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coffee Cake....get it?!  I love the name of this digital from Fresh Brewed Designs.  If you love coffee and cuteness, then head on over and check out all of the awesome stamps for you to choose from like this one!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Digital Image - Fresh Brewed Designs - Coffee Cake
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Blush/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter, flower punch, liquid pearls, sequins, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Sand in Your Toes ~

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Oh how I long for the beach...someday....!!  I've got another darling image from Fresh Brewed Designs for today's creation and her name is Grace.  Isn't that the perfect name for this sweet angel face?  I just had to give her a pink pail even though it doesn't match the papers!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Digital Image - Fresh Brewed Designs - Grace Beach Fun
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Chatterbox
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, oval/oval scallop nestie, burlap string, heart button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Fresh Brewed Birthday ~

Monday, April 28, 2014

Have you had your cup of coffee yet on this fabulous Monday?  Well if you haven't,
consider this your first!  I am the proud recipient of being a Guest Designer at the Fresh Brewed Challenges Blog today, and I chose to make this scrumptious coffee and cupcake birthday card.  The happy colors should "perk" you right up!

http://freshbreweddesigns.com/Since I love to have themes here, I've decided this will officially be Fresh Brewed week!  That's right, come back and visit every day this week to see another one of these awesome images.

Thanks Heather for being such a doll!

Digital Image - Fresh Brewed Designs - Coffee, Cupcake & Confetti
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Bazzill
DP - DCWV's Citrus Stack/8x8
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, round nestie, scallop scissor, glitter, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Celebrate ~

Saturday, April 26, 2014




Today's card is for Bugaboo Stamp's Catch the Bug Color Challenge!  This fun party bag is sure to bring some joy and help to celebrate their special day.

I hope you have a great weekend and find some time to create too!

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 485
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Party Bag
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Reunion/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, edge distresser, a button, foam tape, and white glue.


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Seriously Awesome ~

Friday, April 25, 2014

I think we're all glad that it's seriously Friday....whoop whoop!!  And....how about this awesome set of sentiments?  I have loved creating with them this week, and it was an interesting week to not do any coloring on images too.  You will be seeing more of them here!  Now go and get them for yourself....

Have a Seriously Awesome Friday!!

Deconstructed Sketch Challenge No. 148
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC - ArtFire/Extreme Compliments
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - Nestie shape, flower punch, leaf punch, pink ink/dauber, sparkle rhinestones, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Trust in Your Own Magnificence ~

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today's card is one that I think I'll keep for myself, and put in eyesight so I can see it every morning before I shuffle off to work.  We all need some positive reinforcement sometimes, and this one just makes me kinda shake my head up and down, say yes, and high five myself a little bit!!  I hope it encourages you today too ~ Be Magnificent!!

Happy Friday-Eve!

Digital Sentiment Day 4 of this Set - Create with TLC - ArtFire/Extreme Compliments
Cardstock - CTMH
DP - Cosmo Cricket - Evangeline 6x6
Other Stuff - Round nestie, scalloped circle/Cricut, heart/Cricut, leaf punch, ribbon, round brown button, 3 tiny star buttons, CTMH kraft border, Tim Holtz distressing ink/dauber, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Basically You're Fantastic ~

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hey there and thanks for visiting!  Day three of five of a "fantastic" sentiment set from Create with TLC.  If you haven't gotten it yet, I hope today's card will help you decide how much you need it!  I printed this one right on one of the matching papers from this line, instead of a solid cardstock.  I do like the denim blue with the primary colors.  Actually denim anything is cool in my book!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC - ArtFire/Extreme Compliments
Cardstock - Random
DP - Cosmo Cricket/Cogsmo 8x8
Other Stuff - Star punch, embossing folder, craftworkcards candi, corner rounder, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Awesomeness ~

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I've got two for Tuesday guy-like cards for you today.  This first one continues with the sentiment set I talked about in yesterday's post from Create with TLC.  This is just another sentiment that deserves to be in the forefront, and I will be showcasing all five of them in this set this week.  It's truly an "awesome" (wink, wink) set to have in your collection!

The second one up is for the Through the Craft Room Door, always Anything Goes challenge.  The sponsor for the next two weeks for this challenge is Oak Pond Creations.  This darling little raccoon and dragonfly found an easy home with me!  I did put some sky and clouds behind him, but they didn't show up very good here, sorry about that.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations, and join us!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Awesomeness Ingredients:
Digital Image - Create with TLC - Extreme Compliments
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Latte Stack/8x8
Other Stuff - CTMH kraft border, Stampin' Up button, craftworkcards candi, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Oliver Ingredients:
Digital Image - Oak Pond Creations/Oliver Wrecker Explores (free for April)
Digital Sentiment - Pink Pettioat
DP - Random
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, round nestie, cloud stencil/ink/dauber, corner rounder, burlap string, metal studs, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.



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Freakin' Wonderful ~

Monday, April 21, 2014

If you really like a sentiment, why not make it the center of the card, right?  There doesn't always have to be an image, at least in my rule book!

You don't have to look too hard at the cards on my blog to see that I love the sentiments from Paulette over at Create with TLC.  This one happens to be from a set of 5 called Extreme Compliments.  Maybe I should make a card for each one of the sentiments every day this week.....hmm that's an idea!

Happy Monday!

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge  No. SSC74
Digital Sentiment -  Create with TLC/Art Fire - Extreme Compliments
Card Base - Kraft Notecard
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean/8x8
Other Stuff - Three punches; two flower and bird wing, Tim Holtz distress ink/dauber, CTMH kraft border, a button, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.



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Happy Easter! ~

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To You and Yours ~ Near and Far ~ A Very, Very Happy Easter to all of you!!
  Enjoy the day, and don't eat too many jelly beans!!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps-Bunny Parade
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Colorbok/Light Bright 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval/scallop oval punch, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.



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Rabbit Ears ~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Bugaboo Stamps - Catch the Bug Challenge for this week is a Bingo challenge.  I chose Flowers/Player's Choice/Die-Punch for my card here, using this sweet little curly haired cherub.  I just had to use this paper with the tv's on it, and the rabbit ears!  Remember when we had to use them?  Man I'm old!

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 484
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps -  Kidz Bunny
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - My Mind's Eye/Dwell 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, flower die cuts, leaf punch, craftworkcards candi, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Spring Flowers ~

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tulips and crocus' are some of my favorite Spring-time flowers.  What's not to love about them?  So bright and so cheerful.  I hope you're enjoying some beautiful Spring weather today too!

This is for the From the Heart Stamps April SOTM Challenge.

Digital Image Set - From the Heart Stamps-Spring Medley
Card Base - Kraft notecard
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Tea for Two/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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A Bonnet Full of Fun ~

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I can't remember the last time I actually wore a bonnet or a pretty hat for that matter, but I believe it probably would have been one that my Mom got me for Easter when I was young.  My Sister and I always had matching ones, and they were white.  I'll have to see if I can find a picture of that!

Well this party chick sure is ready to have some fun, isn't she?  The little rabbit on top is just the crowning touch I think!

It's Thursday, but if you're a working gal like me, and you're lucky enough to have Friday off, then it's really Friday....yippee!!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps-Easter Bonnet
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP -  American Crafts/Dear Lizzy
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, embossing folder, edge distresser, burlap string, a button, foam tape, and white glue.


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One Cute Chick ~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You know how when you're a cardmaker and some cards that you make turn out just kinda eh, and then there are others that you are completely in love with?  Well this one my friends, I have to say I just adore....swoon!  Wouldn't you know it I just had this one scrap of paper left or I would have made a ton more.  Of course this (free) image from Dearie Dolls is about as precious as it gets, and I just had to make that little pink Easter dress sparkle!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 305
Digital Image - Dearie Dolls
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - No Clue (let me know if you know!)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, round nestie, corner rounder, rhinestones, quickie glue/glitter, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.



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Is there a Chicken on My Head?

Monday, April 14, 2014

A purple bunny ~ why not right?  The expression on his face looks like pure
bewilderment as to why that chicken is on his head, doesn't it?  Cracks me up, uh-oh I think that was an egg joke.  Chicken...egg...ok well anyway...Happy Monday!

Sketch Challenge - Splitcoaststampers No. 483
Digital Image - Bee Crafty
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Heidi Grace
Other  Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, circle nestie, burlap string, edge distresser, a button, foam tape, and white glue.

 
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Daffodil Day ~

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring! Glorious Spring!  Daffodil's just make me smile, and I hope they make you smile too.  I know it's been a long and icky Winter for so many of you, that I hope you're seeing some signs of Spring your way!

Theme Challenge - Catch the Bug/Spring
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Authentique
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, foam tape and white glue.


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Ham & BACON ~

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's a Hambo Stamps / Kevin BACON Blog Hop ~ Squeeel!!!
 We crazy Hambo Stamps Design Team gals decided it was time to have a little bit of fun, so using Kevin BACON (get it) movies we're having a Blog Hop and made some cards depicting one of his movies!  I chose Diner, yep it's an oldie from 1982, and I think this may have been his first movie after being on the Guiding Light soap opera.  Gosh, he's made so many awesome movies over the years that it was hard to narrow one down!  I love this Mouse Chef, and I thought he'd be perfect!
 
So are you ready to see the rest?  Guess what ~ there's a prize ($15 digi shopping spree) that will be awarded to one randomly-drawn hopper who leaves a comment at each post along the way!!  I'd love to hear what your favorite movie is of his too!

Here's the lineup:
1. Hambo Hoedown (Monica) - http://hambochallenges.blogspot.com/
 
4. Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
 
5. Jane Elizabeth France - http://janeelizabethssworld.blogspot.com/
   

7. YOU ARE HERE ~ 8. Jeannie Thomas 


The deadline for comments is Monday, April 14th, at 10:00PM EDT.
The winner will be revealed on the Hoedown Blog on Wednesday, April 16th.

Happy Friday!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Mouse Chef
Sketch Challenge - Stick it Down 
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Mom's Diner Cookbookin' Recipe Scrapbooking Kit (old)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, CTMH Dots, button, burlap string, round nestie, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


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Books. Rock. My. World.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I love books!  Like I love real books.  I like to feel them, touch them, and smell them.  Sorry kindle and nook lovers, but I guess I'm old school.  I wanted a new bookmark, and I wanted a cute one, so this is about all I could muster up the energy for today.  Gosh,  has it been a long week, or is it just me cuz I'm tired!  I wish I could wear my hair like this to work today.  Maybe they'd think I finally went off the deep end and it would be a nice quiet day because everyone would be afraid to talk to me....ok I'll stop now.  I do like her pink glasses tho!!

Happy Friday-Eve!!!

Digital Image - Broken Box - Reading Toodle $1
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, burlap string, edge distresser, oval/scallop oval nestie, and a heart button :)


 
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Wabbit Wishes ~

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's almost bunny season isn't it?  This fluffy little guy is ready to bring some birthday
wishes today, so all of the pretty colors of Easter eggs needed to come out and play on this one!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Sketch Challenge No. 162 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday/Bunnies & Chicks
Digital Image - Bee Crafty
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, edge distresser, button, foam tape, and white glue.


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Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~

Monday, April 7, 2014

Raise your hand if the Wizard of Oz is your favorite movie of all time!!  Well maybe it
was your favorite childhood movie, but for me it remains to be so I guess that just makes me a big kid now.  Maybe some day I'll act my age, but as the years go by it's not looking so good!

I wish I could click my heels and  make it Friday, but for now I'll say Happy Monday!

Sketch Challenge No. 012 - Sami Stamps
Digital Image & Sentiment - Sami Stamps
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket/Baby Jane 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, 2 flower punches, craftworkcards candi/flower center, garnet glitter, edge distresser, Tim Holtz distressing ink/dauber, burlap string, foam tape, and white glue.

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