Monday, March 31, 2014

baby card

Easel card made for a friend that just had her baby this past weekend.  She had
a little girl named Riley.  

I am entering this into the linky party at stampin' Pearls 

I am using a stamp by Sherri Baldy.  You can find this one and many more
at her etsy store here:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Puppy Dog Kisses

This is a birthday card for a friend.  On the outside it says Puppy dog Kisses, on the inside it says
And Birthday Wishes.
The image is a freebie from

I would like to enter this card into the animal challenge at:

I would like to enter this into the oval challenge at:

Happy Easter card

First Easter card for me of the Year.  I'm feeling like I need a big Easter Egg on the left hand side.

Challenges entered: (use the negative from a die cut) mine is the pink paper surrounding my digi. I used a sizzix/spellbinders die cut on a card yesterday and had this piece left
over so it worked out perfectly! (Easter card) (Easter or bunny)

I'm using a digi stamp by Sherri baldy My-Besties
 Find this digi here:
www.scrapbook stamp
Paper is by Kaiser craft

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happy Spring

Happy Spring!  I can't wait for spring to come.  Its almost April and it snowed today!  What is
going on here?

For my card I used one of Sherri Baldy's Lil Lovely's digi stamps. I usually use one of her My-Besties images but this one is just too cute to pass up.

I am entering this challenge at (bingo challenge)
I am using Lace, Yellow, and a die cut.

I am entering the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club (sentiment)

Thanks for taking a peak.

Smiles Sher

Just a note.....

This card is inspired the sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

Stamp used is from a Stampin Up set.  I am not sure which one as it was in the drawer
all by itself.    The diecut is from Marianne Designs.  The butterfly is from a patterned paper
that I just cut around to add to this card.  Thanks for taking a peak.

2 challenges- Come play along

I'm playing the Stella says Sketch over at Catch the Bug Challenges.
This is sketch #206 come play along.

For my card I used Sherri Baldy's My-Besties digi stamp
I'm not sure who the patterned cardstock is by but I love it, its nice and thick.

I am also entering this card over at the following challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society- Anything Goes

You can find this digi at Etsy here:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thinking of You

My Auntie had to have surgery on her leg yesterday.  With lots of love, prayers, and talented 
surgeons, the surgery was a success and she is well on her way to healing now.  I decided to
make her a little pick me up card to let her know I was thinking of her.
This is an easel card that stands almost completely upright.  
This paper comes from leftover paper trimmings.  

I am entering this into the Leftovers challenge at: DRS Designs

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cookie's window seat (and new pillow)

Cookie loves to sit and look out the window.  I bought a new pillow and she has claimed that as her own too.  Guess I need to buy a new pillow for myself now.  :)

I have used Momenta papers from their big stack.  I am entering this into the challenge at

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clean and Simple Easel card

Another easel card today.  I used Fancy Franny My-Besties digi stamp.
I love this Besties digi stamp in fact I love most all of Sherri's images. They
are fun, cute, and inspiring.  Big eyes, Big bows, big buttons, big hair, whats not
to love?  :)  
I like putting her images with happy and encouraging sentiments.  Just makes me smile.
If you would like this digi stamp you can find it at Sherri's digi store here:

Entering this into the challenges:


Friday, March 21, 2014

Clean and simple card

I decided to make a card without a stamp today.  I was surprised at how fast you can whip one of these up.
I was inspired by the design of this card from a card tip group on Facebook.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge of USE A SENTIMENT at

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A day for Daisies challenge

It's a beautiful Saturday here in Michigan, still chilly outside, but the sun is shining, which makes it a perfect day to be in the house and craft.

I found this fun challenge at A day for Daisies, and they even gave a freebie digi away, how cool is that?

I made a thank you card for a friend for this challenge which just happens to be Anything Goes.  The challenge just started so you have 5 more days to get yours in.
Come play along.

I am also entering this into the challenge at the Alphabet blog - C is for country flowers.  you have 10 days to enter this challenge.

Giveaway at A creative need and a challenge

Gorgeous Giveaway at A Creative Need.  Come enter you have until March 17th

There is also a challenge!!!!!!!!!!

My card for the challenge of pink yellow and blue is using their freebie stamp, isn't it cute?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tub Time

hello friends..

Today I am doing a little digital scrapbooking.  I colored my digi stamp with Copics, then took a photo of it to add to my digital layout.
This is my little dog Cookie.  you can see by the look on her face, tubby time is not her favorite time.
Another big difference between this digi and our house is that I am totally soaking wet by the time bath time is over.  LOL

If you would like to get this cute digi stamp you can find it in Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop here: img 276

The Crafter's Cafe

So excited to say.. I'm a new dt member of The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  

Today is my first post and I am using one of Meljen's digi stamps.  I actually
posted this image a few weeks ago, but its so darling, I just had to post it again.
You can find this stamp and more for free here: 

Come join the Crafter's Cafe challenge blog this week, the theme is to use flowers. They 
can be flower shaped brads, flowers on the image, paper flowers, etc.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Must Love Dogs Digital scrapbook page

Scrapbooking a new Besties digi stamp that Sherri Baldy put out the other day. I colored the digi with Copics, then took a photo of it, made a png file and did the rest digitally.  I love this image with the 3 dogs surrounding her. too cute! The photo is my little dog Cookie taken this morning. You can find this digi and more at Sherri's etsy shop.

Digi Darla cards 1 new 1 old

Digi Darla is closing its door, and having their very last challenge.   More info on their blog about that.
I would like to enter their challenge as a fond farewell to them.  I wish the best for them.

Here is my card for the challenge below, I am also posting a card to afterwards that I did a long time ago 
with a Digi Darla image. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tulip card

I tried a new product today, and I was heavy handed with it.  Not too thrilled with my results, but its still
pretty.  I will have to practice.  Its the Cream colored Pearl Pen by Viva.  It's not really a pen at all, but
like a thin bottle of paint that you dab on.

This is one of my favorite flower stamps by PSX.  I used Copic markers to color it.  G94, and RV17.  I
highlighted a few areas with my white gel pen by Pentel.

Mod Squad has their Spring Palette challenge going on, and I thought I would enter.  You can use as little
as 1 color or all of them.  I used 2.

Challenge entered: (spring palette)

Thinking of you

My friend isn't feeling well, so thought I would make her a card to help her feel better.  This is her design
a My-Bestie stamp.
I used the clear stamp today, but you can also buy her as a digi stamp here:

The one thing that I see as an advantage for clear stamps rather than digi stamps is that you can
emboss them.  It really helps me color within the lines because it gives a nice raised edge along
each of the lines.

I have used paper from DCWV Glitter Sweet Mat Stack
Copic Markers: E000,E01,E02,R20 for skin E33,E13 for hair
 B93 for eyes, V000,Rv63, RV17 for the clothing and slippers
Pigment ink- Versacolor Ultimate pigment ink
Stampin Stuff Clear embossing powder

Challenges I would like to enter: (anything goes) (mothers day or female) (color you wouldn't normally use) (image of girl/lady) (favorite stamp) (emboss wet or dry)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

1 card 2 challenges Punches and In the kitchen

I have to say that I just love the Paper Playful blog.  I ran across a challenge, and one other challenge that helped me make the cut card below.  

The reason I like them is because they make you think beyond what you normally would do for your card.  Well at least for me anyway, I am a minimalist.No, maybe I am just lazy, or impatient.  Maybe all 3 apply?  I don't know but I this is why I like challenges.

2 Challenges Entered:
I started making this card for the kitchen challenge at:
The theme there is: IN THE KITCHEN
I was super happy with it, however it didnt have that lovely punched border on the top or the sides until I ran across the challenge at Scrapbook Book Blessings Club.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Always Believe Something wonderful is about to happen

I love this Bestie by Sherri Baldy.  I admit I went a little heavy on the markers, but think she still came out cute.  The saying with this Bestie is inspirational and makes me smile.

Scrapping Every day Miracles

Good morning, Good morning, such a beautiful day.  I feel like laughing, and singing, and bouncing in my chair. lol   The sun is out and shining today, and its so very needed.  The winter has been so dark grey here in Michigan.  The sunshining in the craft room is wonderful!

My post for today is for Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  We have a card sketch, and a layout sketch up
for you at the blog.  Come play along with us.

I chose to do the card sketch.  So easy to play along, and so many ways you can intrepret it anyway that you would like to.  You can draw on your papers to get the needed design if you want to.  You do not
need a certain punch, or stamp.  It's all up to you!

I've used a Sherri Baldy My-Besties image found here: Sherri Baldy Stamps
Regular old card stock from Michaels,  A cream Pearl Pen by Viva Decor, An embossing folder
by Cuttlebug , A black marker by Uchida, and Copic Markers, oh and a word stamp by Delta.