Friday, August 31, 2012

Red Carpet Studios Premier!!

            Hello everyone and welcome to the premier of  Red Carpet Studios...We have a star studded weekend for you folks... so put your fancy attire on and come on over to Red Carpet Studio  and check us out!!
     We have lots of projects to get your creative juices flowing and just like the stars you get to take a goodie bag with you hehe. We have sponsers that are giving away freebies, discounts and if you haven't heard already. There is a cuttlebug to be won :) whoo hoo wish I could enter lol.

This is my project for our premiere weekend. I decided to make a candy bouquet with all of the theater favorites ...yuummm. Along with some film and tickets for embellishments :)
So hop on over and take a looksy around and get your freebies while they last!! Our first challenge starts on Sunday and we would love to see your entry.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Challenge Monday

   Good morning! It is Monday and you know what that means... yep it is the start of the work week uuggghhh...but that wasn't what I was talking about hehe.
   It is Challenge time over at MEFY!  We have a fun one this week , it is a paper piecing challenge:)
Now I will have to admit that I have never really done any paper piecing before, but those things are sooo cute! The image I got was from Kristy at Scraptastical Kreations. She has the most adorable images...
I don't have an electronic cutter that can cut this out for I had to cut it out by hand. It really wasn't as much trouble as I thought it would be. Pretty easy as a matter of fact.  I will definantly be doing some more paper piecing. I think the bears are just too cute!!
I also tried to do some machine stitching. I'm  still trying to get the hang of it lol :)
Since I had the baby bear, I thought a baby quilt would be a good background for it.
Our sponser this week is:
Paper Piecings by Nikki -
and you could win a $15 gift certificate for being the lucky winner of our challenge:)

Now get your crafting mojo going and come on over and join us for some fun!!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Geisha Anya

      Hello everyone :) I hope you are having an awesome Tuesday!!
I am a guest designer over at 3 Girl Jam today. I am soo excited. I also saw that Kristal over at Getting Cricky is looking for a few more DT members. So I decided to make this card :)

For my project today..I decided to try out a new stamp that I recieved. I won this stamp from Melissa over at Needful Things... Thanks Melissa!! Ever since I recieved her in the mail I have been dying to try my hand at coloring her in.. and what better time than now :P

 I'm really new at this coloring thing, well besides my coloring book days hehe, and that has been quite a while!! I tried to do the light thing(you know what I mean.. where you account for the shadows and light and then color in your image ) and think that I did fairly well at my first attempt on her lol.

The punch is called double loops from MS
The paper is from Me and my Big Ideas
 the awesome ribbon is from 3GJ
and the sentiment is from Getting Cricky "Scripture Sayings"
(one of my favorites from her stamp line:)
I also used my Tim Holtz distress inks and colored pencils :)

I had a fun time making this card and hope you enjoyed it:)
Have a great day!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

3 Pearl MEFY challenge

 Hello all my bloggy friends...Happy Monday:)

               We have an awesome challenge going on over at MEFY!
                          Make a card using 3 pearls. How easy is that!!
I used a cuttlebug folder and the flowers are from my Flower shoppe cartridge.
I used my Home Decor cartridge for the swirls under the flowers.
The cute dragonfly is from my Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge
The pearls are from A.C. Moore
I used Tim Holtz distress inks to color in my image.
This really cute digi is from Bugaboo Stamps.

They are the sponser for our challenge this week and you could be the recipient of 7 images of  your choice if you are the lucky winner of the challenge;)

I hope to see your creations over at Made Especially for you!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Great giveaways!!

 Hello all my bloggie friends.  I just wanted to share a couple giveaways with you today.
 The first one is over at  The Hoosier Stamper if you haven't been over there yet you really need to. She is amazing!!! I absolutely love her cards. Sooo much detail:)  She is giving this away for her 450 follower celebration...

How terrific is that :)  

    But don't take off just yet, I wanted to remind you about the awesome  Cuttlebug giveaway over at Red Carpet Studios...Yep you heard me right a cuttlebug!!!! Here is a picture ......

Okay, now hurry on over and get in on your chance for these fantastic prizes!!!

                                                        Have a great day!



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cuttlebug giveaway!!!!

                         Hi all! I have an awesome giveaway to share with you today:)

As you can tell by the title of my post!!  It is the cuttlebug by Provo Craft:D   Isn't that great!!
   All you have to do is go to Red Carpet Studios to check it out and see how you can be entered to win!!

If you haven't been over to the RCS, then you need to jump on over there and check it out. The Premier is September and you won't want to miss it.
Fun, fun, fun:)
Okay, my fellow crafting friends...hop on over to the studio and get in on this fabulous prize:)


Monday, August 13, 2012

One in a MELON

   Hello to all my wonderful bloggy friends out there. I wanted to share with you a card today that I made for the MEFY sketch challenge that we have going on this week. 
               This is the sketch....

and this is my card inspired by the sketch.
The melon is a digi that I got from
Whimsie Doodle...they have so many cute digis over there you should check them out. Free ones too which is what this one is:)

Our sponser this week is :
Prize:  The winner of our challenge will win four non-colored images of the winner's choice

So , get your mojo going hehe...and enter your card over at the MEFY challenge. See ya there!!
I am entering this into the following challenges
Crop Stop- Fruit inspired
Getting Cricky- Fun with puns
Little Red Wagon- Watermelon
Papertake- Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone!!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

New challenge blog!!

     Hi, everyone:) I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
I wanted to share with you a new challenge blog that is going to be starting up in September.
                                                                 Red Carpet Studios

Grab Our Badge!
Ashley had a casting call last month for  designers and I made the team WHOO HOO!.
I am really excited to be on this challenge is going to have a Layout team and a Card team.
When I first got into papercrafting it was doing layouts of my sweeet adorable kids :) So, needless to say making layouts is my first love in papercrafting.

I have since gotten into making cards, altered projects, tags and anything else that you can "pretty up" with paper lol.  I had gotten away from making layouts, except for some of the ones that had been ordered by people for baby albums and such.

 This will give me the push that I need to make more layouts for myself hehe. I love the satisfaction of making layouts that make that special picture even more special, by adding my own touch to it:)

Head on over to the blog and check it out. It is going to be tons of fun!!
Every week we will be having challenges and at the end of the month an Awards Show!
(now where did I put my ball gown??? hehe)
Grab our badge and spread the word...we are going to have tons of fun!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and the GoFish Challenge Blog!

These two design teams have joined together to bring you some fun and crafty inspiration to help you get started on those back to school projects! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

I decided to make 2 projects for the hop, I have made a card and a gift for the teacher...
First up is my card
                                                               Paper: All seasons stack
Die cut- Create a critter
Stamps- Hampton art and TPC studios
Distress inks- Tumbled glass and Wild honey
MS double rings punch
White signo gel pen

and this is my teacher gift...
a pack of pencils:)

                                                    The "Pencils" are made out of rolos
                                                              and hershey kisses:)

here are all the supplies I used
( MS scorer is kinda MIA at the moment so I used the one that came in my tools kit lol)
I also used some decorative scissors to cut the ends of the yellow paper to give it that sharpened look.
paper  dimensions are:
Yellow-3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (I scored it at 1/2 inch intervals)
Pink-3 1/2 x 1
1" circles
3 1/2 x 3/8" aluminum foil
(a piece of advice.. I don't know about your paper cutter, but mine did not fair well with aluminum foil. It ended up tearing it... The best way I found to cut it was to lightly score it on my MS score board and then cut it with my scissors:)

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday August 12th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday August 14th. 

Your next stop is Eileen's blog.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to School

 Hi everyone!! It's Monday and you know what that means challenge day at Made Especially for You:)

   For our challenge this week it's theme week. " Back to school using vellum"

I don't know about your part of the world, but here in my neck of the woods its time for school to start back. Next week as a matter of fact! Boy, where does the summer go. I don't have any kids starting school this year. My baby just graduated this past May and will be turning 18 Today. I can't believe my babies are all grown up..(insert frowning face here) lol.   She will be starting college though later on this month. I am very proud of all my kids:)

                                              For my back to school card I created this...
 I used vellum on my apple and then cut out a prize ribbon in the vellum and cut a circle out and printed a sentiment on it and added it to it. I also used my white signo gel pen to add some doodleing to the chalk board.  The cute little digi is from  the stamping boutique which happens to be our sponser for this week. So if you like this cute little digi or any of the other ones used by my fellow design team sisters. Just enter a card and you could be the lucky recipient of 3 digis of your choice!!

                         The Stamping Boutique -

I am entering this card into a few challenges:)

Crazy for challenges- Card or project for a teacher C4C148
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything goes
Raise the Bar- Back to school
Simply Create Too- Anything goes (Aug 16)
Paper Crafting Journey- Anything Goes (Sep 12)

                                          Thanks so much for stopping by.