Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Torico's Birthday Blog Hop Candy Winner!

Hello everyone~
Just a short post to announce the winner of my candy:

and the winner is
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Please email me your addy so I can get your prize out to you!
Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments and Torico was surely surprised too.
Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thank you with a cherry on top!

Tiddly inks did it again here's a new image Wryn - (thank you with a cherry on top) and she can be found here..I used copic markers for her and I tried something a little different on the cupcake holder instead of coloring it the way I normally do I shade it like I would do the hair, added stickles, glossy accents on the cherry and cupcake icing. And in life it looks so delish I'm surprised myself, hand rolled roses with pearls, spellbinders scallops ovals and ovals,  sentiment is from the Wryn set, papers from American Crafts.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday - PTT#57 - Anything Goes!
Birthday Sundaes - Challenge#45 - Get Messy Birthday Card
Paper Sundaes - #109 - Circles
Simon Says - Anything Goes!

Well that's it for today~
Have a great day/evening...
Toodles - and many hugs~

Monday, February 27, 2012

Have a Tweet Birthday!

You have until Feb. 29th midnight!!!  Hop on here !!

Here's a birthday tag I made using two freebies that I got from here, (love birds) and from here (Spring is in the Air).   I was inspired by my blogging buddy Tan and wanted to use the same images to enter a challenge.  So for this quick and simple tag I used MS and copic markers, stickles, glossy accents, spellbinders rectangle scallops, twine, pop up dots, ribbon and sentiment computer generated.

Entering this tag in the following challenge:

Lollipop Craft - Challenge#69 - Tags, tags and tags
Party Time Tuesday - PTT#57 - Anything Goes!
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge#73 - Spring Flowers

Thanks for taking a peek!
Have a awesome week~


Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's a Birthday Hop for Torico!

Hello everyone~
Many of you know that I am a huge fan of Torico, the illustrator of Birdie Brown and There She GoesStamps. Well today is her birthday and a few of her biggest gang fans thought it would be fun to do a blog hop showcasing the birthday cards we have made with her gorgeous designs.
And not only that, we are giving away some candy for one lucky random person who leaves comments on each member's of Torico birthday post.  Before we get to the candy, here is my card for Torico!

Now here s the list of everyone on the hop!

Shirl of Creations by Shirl   -that's me~
Helen of Molecraft
Snehal of Snehal's Creations
Sally of Scallyways

Here is my candy for that lucky person!
And you need to be a follower~

You have until midnight of February 28 GMT to comment for a chance to win my candy, I will announce the winner on February 29th!

Entering this card in the following challenge:
The Paper Shelter Challenge: Challenge#52 is here- add a sentiment!
Party Time Tuesday - PTT#57 - Anything Goes

Thanks  for hopping over!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Green Blend Award!

I wanted to share what my sweet blogging buddy Kate has given me.  I am so honored to receive this awesome award that she presented to me.  You can find Kate's wonderful and  inspirational crafting here.  She is truly a dear blogging buddy of mines...Thanks Kate for your wonderful friendship through blogland.

Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given.

1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

4.) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

I am passing this award to the following blogs:

1.  Annette ~ My Clever Creations
2.  Cyndi -  Strawberries n Cream
3.  Colleen - Created with Aloha
4.  Rinne  ~ Rinne's Bliss
5.  Cely - Hawaii Paper Party
6.  Mary  - Where's My Creativity?

All have shown such kindness and creative inspiration to me.  Thank you ladies you are all so awesome...  Many hugs to you all~

Friday, February 24, 2012

It's Friday Freebie at Digi My World!

Anything Goes card Swap here!

Blog candy giveaway here!

Here's a Friday freebie you can get for free (Chick with Egg) at Digi My World.  She's a cutie and I used Stampin Up markers, stickles, glossy accents, ribbon, liquid pearls, Martha Stewart lacy doily punch, sentiment from Studio G, spellbinders scallop ovals, and papers from stash.

Entering this card in the following challenge:
Digital Tuesday - Challenge #149 Leap Year - Things that Leap

Thanks for hopping over ~
Have a great Friday and a super duper crafty weekend...
Lots of hugs~

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Murray says Happy Easter!


Here's a cute digi that I got from Saturated Canary (Murray) and Krista Smith has some awesome digis in her Etsy Store... Murray can be bought here and while you their check out the rest of it too.
I used copic markers on her, doily, spellbinders oval large, papers from stash, pearls and my hand rolled flowers, leaf from IS (Island Scrapbooking), sentiment from Studio G.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Have a great day/evening~~
mwah - hugs!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thinking of You~


Here's a freebie I got at Squiggle and Stamps (Daisy with Flowers) and you can get her here.
They  have a fun challenge going on  and you have to use their image...  You have to create a  nice clean and simple card with an area of white space.  Hop here to read all the deets on this fun challenge!
Well here's my take on my simple card, and I'm glad I gave her a bright pink on her dress just so she would stand out.. I used copic markers, Martha Steward border fence punch, Sizzix embossing folder, spell binders labels one, crystals, and sentiment from Stampendous.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Squiggle Saturday - White Space

Thanks for stopping by~
Many hugs~

Monday, February 20, 2012

March 2012 Anything Goes Card Swap is Now Open!


March 2012 Anything Goes Card Swap is now open, you have until February 27th midnight to sign up.
March theme will be "SPRING"!  For those who are not familiarized or haven't done a card swap it's really easy peasy.. You are paired off with a partner and all you have to do is create anything that you would like to put on your card.   Your card is exchanged with your partner and needs to be mailed out before month end.   Their is no restrictions how you want to decorate, design or create your card.
This is not considered a challenge but a clean and simple fun swap.  It is also your personal preference if you want to add a little token along with  your card for your partner....

So if you would like to play along please leave a comment saying you want to join and forward your addy to my email address:

Most important - having fun, meet new friends, enjoy the swap and be fair..

So why are you hesitating!


Come to my garden and sit with me!


This cute digi image was a Friday freebie that I got at Digi My World ( Come to my garden and sit with me).   Just so you know it's only available on Friday's and every Friday their is something different.
Since Spring is upon here soon I grabbed it and decided to make a card using my Spellbinder Lacey squares. I also used promarkers and copic makers, Martha Stewart butterfly stamp, the bumble bees are from Hero Arts and the sentiment comes with the freebie set, pearls, stickles and dp from stash.

Entering this card in the following challenge:
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #68 - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway!

Well as promised I'm back here to give away another blog candy... To qualify to win this candy you  will need to be a follower and if you already are a follower just leave a comment to qualify.  You have until Feb. 29th  midnight and I will select a winner March 1st...To double your chance for a win just paste this candy on your blog and link it back to me that you did.   Good Luck!

Enjoy your weekend and crafting too.

My First DT Post for Gingerloft Challenge - It's A Zoo!

Happy Sunday everyone~

Over at Gingerloft this week we've got a fun challenge going on, and it's all about animals. Both of my images are from Tami's store and you can find some exotic animals their to enter this fun challenge.
The challenge is called "Its A Zoo" so hop on over to Gingerloft and play along, and while you're their check out the rest of the DT creations too.
So for my first image  (Butterfly Dog),  I used copic markers, stickles, ticket sentiment from stash, ribbon, buttons, twine, spellbinders wonky rectangles and papers from stash.

My next card I'm using Lumpy Bear, and he was fun to put together... I used copic markers, sentiment,bee and flower from Hero Arts, butterfly from Martha Stewart, pearls, spellbinders. ovals and scallops and papers from stash.

Well I hope you enjoyed both of my cards! 
So get creative and join us in this week fun challenge..

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Carrie's Birthday Blog Hop Winner!

Wow, did we have a blast celebrating Carrie's Birthday Blog Hop,  I'm glad she enjoyed her cake and all those awesome gifts she received.   I also had a bunch of new follower's and thank you for everyone for leaving such beautiful comments too.   They were 65 commentors and I only have just one blog candy to give away. 
Drum roll please - dadadadadadadadadadadadadadadadaddadadaddadad!
And the winner for this Birthday Blog Hop is:

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JOVAN ( Cards by Jovan )  woot woot!
Please email your addy to
You have one week to claim your prize or another winner will be pulled...

Thank you everyone for stopping in and leaving such sweet and beautiful comments...
Since this was such a great turn out I decided to do a special blog candy giveaway.  But you will need to check back tomorrow (Sunday).

 I have a question for anyone in Blog land on tips of how to put the widget on the web page.  I can put it on my sidebar but it won't stay put on my web page.... Can anyone send me the instructions to my email address ~   Thanks a bunch.....

Friday, February 17, 2012

Digi my World - My Little Lady Bug!

Here's a new digi release from Digi my World ( My Little LadyBug) and you get five different images in this set for only $2.99 what a steal.... I used copic markers, stickles, spellbinders label one and wonky rectangles, sentiment comes with the set, hand drawn stitching, ribbon from Offray and papers from a blog candy I won at YNS.

Thanks for taking a peek!
BTW - don't forget to pop back in on Saturday to find out who the winner is from the Birthday Blog Hop Celebration that was held for Carrie on Thursday Feb. 16th!
And I have a surprise blog candy coming up too!!!

Have a great long weekend for some of you..
I'll be crafting... LOL!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's a Blog Hop Celebration!

We are celebrating Carrie's birthday today.... Happy Birthday CARRIE! and she doesn't even look a day older... LOL!!! If you haven't been to her blog, hop on over here and wish her a big "HAPPY BIRTHDAY".  There's alot of fun stuff going on so be sure you start the hop from the beginning,  if you came from Catarina's you are in the right spot if not you will have to start from the beginning of the hop.  Be sure to comment and become a follower in order to qualify for some great candy along the way...After reaching here your next stop is at Karen's then you are on the right track you should end up at Carrie's on your last hop.

If you should get lost here's  the starting list:

 Shirl - <  you are here >

Here's my card that I made for the birthday girl:

Recipe for my card:
Digi - Whimsie Doodles (Mailed My Heart)
Copic, stickles, spellbinders ovals, twine, swiss dot buttons, sentiment from Hero Arts
papers from stash, hand made faux stitching.

Now for my candy,  you need to be a follower to have a chance to win this.

Winner of my candy will be notified on February 18 (Saturday)!
So what are you waiting - Let's P A R T Y!!!!!
See ya all at the end of the hop~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wryn- Somebunny Loves You~

Here's another new release from Tiddly Inks ( Somebunny Loves You) how could you not resist inking her up... She can be found here along with all the rest of the new Wryn's available.. I just love doing Easter because of the rabbits & cute bunnies...A year ago we raised a pair of domestic bunnies and they multiplied and multiplied until nobody else wanted them... So my DFL came over and had them butchered 50 of them and gave to all the families... They are just as good as chicken, yes delish!
So anyhoo back to my card, I used copics, papers from DCWV, stickles, spellbinders ovals and did my own faux stitching..

Thanks for hopping over and taking a peek!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

I was thrilled to  receive news that my blog got a Liebster Blog Award and what a awesome way to get it on  Valentine's Day as a gift... Woo Hoo!!!

Great Big Hugs to Tan from Tan's Hobbies
Tan is one awesome crafter and does anything creative... she shares alot of  her wonderful talents also!

A short introduction about Liebster Blog Award: 'Liebster' is German for 'dearest'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers

Here's the to-do list of any Liebster award recipient:
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserves to be noticed.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

Here are my five favorite’s blogs (in no particular order) with less than 200 followers:

Thanks to all of you for being so inspirational and awesome blogging buddies...

mmmwah - to all of you!!!!

Meet Wryn - Spring Bling!

Tiddly Inks has several new releases out and I spied Wryn - Spring Bling I quickly had to get her...
She is such a sweet and precious image to work with.... You can find her and two other new images of Silver here too.  I used copic markers, spell binders ovals, scallops and foliage, stickles, Martha Stewart border punch, hand rolled flowers, sentiment from Studio G, pearls, papers from American Crafts.

Entering this card in the following challenge:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Challenge #80 - Sparkle it Up!

Have a great day/evening if you are celebrating with your sweetheart...
mmmmwah - hugs to you all~

Monday, February 13, 2012

We are gearing up for Carrie's Birthday Hop!


Yes, we are gearing up to help Carrie celebrate her Birthday, but you need to come back on Thursday February 16th for a day of celebration.....  Woo hoo!!!!  It's going to be fun, fun, fun....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some Bunny loves You!

Here's a quick post, I just wanted to share a card I decided to do at the spur of the moment..  I used this cute bunny image that I got from Digi Stamp Boutique.  They have a 20% of all selected digis with  flowers and I seen this cute bunny so I grabbed him, and it's only good for this weekend... So hop on over here and get them while it's on sale....I used copic markers, spellbinders lacey ovals, ovals and wonky rectangles, papers from Yellow Bicycle, buttons, twine, stickles and sentiment from Studio G.

Entering this card in the following challenge:
Digi Stamp Boutique - February Customer Competition
                                     (using a digi image from Digi Stamp Boutique)

Thanks for stopping in~
Have a great rest of the day/evening...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Trails!

Here's a card I made for my brother and his new wife to be, they are moving from Portland to Seattle since he had gotten a promotion to be head chef in a new restaurant in that location... I don't have all the info but wishing them both the very best....I used the digi from the turtle set  Doodle Pantry hope he likes it... I used copic makers, spellbinders oval scallops, sentiment from the turtle set, buttons, raffia and papers from stash.....

Off to the Post Office to mail out his care package - oops sealed the box last night and didn't take pics of his goodies.... It was basically local snacks that he craves for.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Time for Something Yummy!

Here's  a  pair of Critter Cupcakes from Pixie Dust Studio and they can be found here. Actually this image could be for any occasion I left it basic in case I want to use it as a Birthday or Easter card... I used copic markers, stickles, pearl, cuttlebug ( Houndstooth), sentiment from Doodle Pantry, papers from stash and liquid pearls

Entering this card in Pixie Dust Studio - Challenge #113 - Double Fun!
Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's a Delicious Day~

Here's another digi from Doodle Pantry ( Apple Snack) and you can find it here. I used Memento and copic markers, spellbinder label one, faux stitching, hand rolled up flower, gem papers from stash, liquid pearls and sentiment from the set of Apple Snack...

Quick post for now ~ need to catch up on a bunch of errands.
Be back later - thanks for taking a peek!

Mwah - hugs~

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Take it one step at a Time!

Here's a digi that I got at Doodle Pantry ( Turtle Hello) and you can find him here, I used memento and copic markers, glossy accent, buttons, twine, rolled up paper flowers, pearls, papers from my stash bin  the sentiment is from the turtle set and spellbinders ovals.

Thanks for peeking in!
mmmwah - hugs to you~

Monday, February 6, 2012

Popcorn Monkey!

Here's a card that I just finished off after all that excitement news I had earlier...LOL!
I made this birthday card for one of my hubby's co-workers son and his turning the BIG 7 tomorrow.This digi image is from Digital Delights (Popcorn Monkey) and he was fun to put together. I used copic markers on this guy, stickles, glossy accents I think I over did it a little but in real life it looks yummy to eat. I also used spell binders wonky rectangles, brads, gems. papers from Target and the birthday banner from Digi World (Birthday Wishes).

Thanks for stopping by again~
mmmwah - many hugs~

My First Design Team!

Hello everyone~
I want to share some exciting news, Gingerloft Designs has asked me to be on their Design Team.
Yes, I'm sooooo excited, thrilled, flabbergasted the whole nine yards.... Yippeeee!!! I can't wait to start working with Tami's images and working with the rest of the DT member's.

Okay short post!

Be back soon ~ thanks for taking a peek!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's a New Release Day for Whimsie Doodles!

Yes, today is the 5th of the month and Whimsie Doodles has five new releases hop on here and view what Melyssa has in her store.. For my first image I'm using Pie Lizzie she is just a sweet image I used copic markers, stickles gems, spellbinders ovals, papers from stash and sentiment from Stampendous.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Party Time Tuesday - PTT#53 - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Challenge #93 - Love is in the Air
Do You Stack Up - DYSU#57 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft  - GL 33 -Love is in the Air
Make it Monday - Linky Party #75 - Anything Goes
Whimsie Doodles - February Monthly Challenge - Oh, Scrap!

Well it's back to my craft room, time to tidy up my working desk...
Be back later~ have a great Super Time what ever it may be.. LOL!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Easter!

Did she say Happy Easter ~ LOL!  Yes, I'm being alittle proactive and trying to be on top of my upcoming holiday cards... I know we didn't get through with V-day but hey it will be here in no time so I figure why not start .... So for my first simple Easter card I started with using a digi image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo ( Easter Egg Briley) and she can be purchased here.  I used copic markers, stickles, doily, sentiment and papers from stash, buttons from Stampin Up and twine....My washcloth bunnies on the bottom I made them... I didn't have any plastic eggs to put into them, usually I would put some candies in their and give them away for Easter....

Thanks for taking a peek!..
Have a great day/evening...

mmmwah - hugs to you all~

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dreaming Birds!

Happy Friday everyone!
Well here is another freebie that you can get at Birdie Brown's (Dreaming Birds) Torico has been generous to offer another gorgeous freebie to you all... You can find these cute birds here and don't forget to leave her some sweet comments if you are getting them too.  LOL!!!
So here is my take on these cute birds - they were inked up with copic markers, stickles, sentiment from Hero Arts, buttons and twine papers from Pebbles.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day and enjoy the upcoming weekend.
Mmmmwah!  and many hugs~

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mailed my Heart - For You!

Here's a cute digi that you can get from Whimsie Doodle ( Mailed my Heart) here. She was inked up with copic markers, stickles, spellbinders rectangle scallops, twine, ribbon, pearls, papers from Pebbles. sentiment from stash and Cuttlebug embossing (Swiss Dots).

Thanks for taking a peek!
Have a great day...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Some exciting news to share!

Woot woot!  Yes, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer at DMW( Digi My World) )on their Challenge#3 - Birthday Wishes which is from Feb. 1 - 14th!  How exciting, I'm using one of their new releases Julie and she can be purchased hereIn order to enter their challenge you must use a Digi My World image  hop on over and check it out here. Here are the cards I created using Julie:
For my first card - Sweet Hugs for the Birthday Bug! I colored her with copic and memento markers, those little gift stamps are from SOG, papers from my stash, spellbinders rectangle scallops, stickles and glossy accents to the balloons and ribbons on the gifts and sentiment from my stash folder.

My second card the birthday banner is from Julie's set and I ran that through the printer and only colored in the letters, added brads on the end of the banner, colored her with copics only, spell binders foliage and ovals, stickles and glossy accent to her ribbon on her hair and did my own spiral roses added pearls  and papers from Making Memories.

And for my last card I used the same birthday banner from Julies set
colored it in with copics along with the image, added stickles and glossy accent to her hair ribbon and crown, gems, Martha Stewart border punch, spell binders wonky rectangles and papers from stash.

So if you have a chance be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the DT/GDT gorgeous cards and leave them some sweet comments...

Thanks for stopping by!
Mmmwah - many hugs~

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