Friday, May 31, 2013

Challenge#42 - Add a Flower!

Today begins another challenge over at Lia Stampz Challenge and the theme is:Flowers!

This cute image is called Lily...You can find it on Whimsy Stamps here. OR enter the challenge for a chance to win!

Here is my card for this challenge:

Recipe used:
Digi image - Lia Stampz
Copic and Shinhan twin markers
pearls, sentiment (My Creative Time)
papers - My Minds Eye (Tangerine)

Thanks for stopping by!

Masculine Birthday!

Candy here and here!

Happy Friday everyone~
Today starts a new challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

This week our theme is:Masculine Birthday

KennyK Downloads is happy to award one winner her choice of 5 digital stamps. 

Here is my card for this challenge:

Recipe used:
Digi image (Provided by Sponsor)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Glossy accents, buttons
Spellbinders ovals
Die-Namics (Stars)
computor generated sentiment
papers - Fancy Pants (Little Sport)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Make a Splash!


Here's another card I worked on today using the other mermaid from the set of digi images that I downloaded and didn't get the name of the illustrator.. Oops on that!
But she is just a pleasure to color.

Recipe used:
papers from Kaiser Craft (Lilac Avenue Collection)
doily, gems, stickles
Tag die - My Creative Time
sentiment - Docerela Stamps (Summertime)
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks for stopping by~
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Little Peek of my Craft area!

For some blog candy hop here and here!
Note - This has been extended, to qualify for a win you must be a follower of my blog and US Residents only.

Here's two new items for my craft room.... 

Sweet Little One!

For some blog candy hop here and here!
Note- this has been extended,just a quick reminder to qualify you must be a follower of my blog. Applies to US Residents only!

Hello all my crafty friends~
Whew, finally got to start crafting again, it's been like crazy in my craft room.. I finally got to de-clutter my entire space and re-organize it too.  Thanks for my hubby's help and for him buying me a work table and paper sorter for my papers.  I still need to order me a sorter now for my 12 x 12 papers.  It feels so good when everything is so organized, LOL!   
So on to my card ~ here's a digi image that I got from FB awhile back from Mo's Digital Pencil (Thanks) and I made it for a friend that requested a baby's card.  

Digi image - Mo's Digital Pencil
papers - Authentique (Hope)
ribbon, pearls, glossy accents
Spectrum Noir and copic markers
Spellbinders ovals

sentiment - My Crafty Spot

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Oh Baby!
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Boys

Sunday, May 26, 2013

2nd Candy Giveaway!

I have another candy giveaway!  This applies to all US Residents only, must be a follower of my blog to be eligible.  This is a brand new Cricut cartridge never used, it was opened from the plastic seal that it was in.  Apparently when I ordered this I didn't pay attention, this is for a Cricut imagine and it doesn't fit on my expression.... :)boo hoo!  I will have select the winner on Tuesday May 28th... Good luck!  Don't forget to check out Blog candy #1 prior to this posting.....

This will be extended until I have enough for the draw!

Want Candy!

Hello all my crafty friends~
Hope your long weekend is going awesome!  For me I've been doing another major cleaning once again in my craft room, hubby took me to do some shopping to get me a work desk and some cubby holes to put all my paper in... I could not believe what I've hoardered, I found lots of duplicates that I don't really need so I will be giving them out in sporadic moments...  Here's my first item, you must be a US residents only, and a follower of my blog to be eligible for a chance of winning it.  Winner will be chosen by on Tuesday May28th!. Good luck!


I will extend this offer until I get enough entry's for the draw.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Milk Coffee Stamps - Load on the Flowers Challenge!

Onto our New Challenge which is LOAD ON THE FLOWERS!   You should be able to get some great inspiration from the DT creations and don't forget to check out all the great images at MILKCOFFEE SHOP:)
Remember, the challenge runs 2 weeks, so every other Wednesday night/Thursday morning (current challenge ends 8pm EST on June 5 or 8am June 6, 2013 in West Indonesia), depending on what area of the globe you live, there will be a NEW Challenge. You can use any images, stamps, etc. that you like as long as your challenge creation is NEW (no backlinking to previously made work) and follows our theme. You do not have to use images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but we'd sure love to see them!
Remember to visit our MILKCOFFEE BLOG to see all the fabulous creations by our Showcase DT gals!
Our AMAZING DT members have offered some great inspiration today using adorable  images from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, so you are definitely going to want to check those out.   If you have a chance, we're certain all the girls would love a visit to their individual blogs.
Here is my card for this challenge:

Ingredients to my card:
digi image - Milk Coffee stamps new image(Lisbeth sits on fence)
Spectrum Noir and copic markers
papers - Pebbles
gems, pearls 
sentiment / leaf die - My Creative Time
Rose die - Die-Namics

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You're so Sweet!

Here's a quick card I just finished this evening, it's from   Polly Craft Designs.  I'm so pleased that Paula is returning back with her awesome images, also I'm entering this cutie in her DT Call that she has going on now.  Hop here for more info!

Digi image - Scooters_buddies
papers - Crate paper
buttons, glossy accents, ric rack
Spectrum Noir Markers
sentiment - My Creative Time

Thanks for peeking in!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fortnightly Final Challenge!

Hi everybody~
As you can see from our title, this is going to be the last ever Forever Friends Challenge. It was a difficult decision to make, but they've decided that it's time to say goodbye to our beloved bears, so they are going to close the challenge blog. On behalf of the entire design team, Tanya and Diane would like to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to all our loyal followers, entrants, sponsors, and everyone who has visited us, commented, and supported us through this wonderful journey! We do, however, have some good news -  Tanya, Diane and the entire design team are moving to a brand new challenge blog! Yippee!!!
is the newest weekly challenge blog on the block!
The first challenge will go live on June 1st, and between now and June 30th, we have a fabulous welcome candy going on over there, so please do head over, follow the blog, enter the candy and come back again on June 1st to enter our first challenge! 
We're all very excited about this brand new venture :) We have our fantastic design team, some amazing themes lined up, and of course amazing sponsors too! One door is closing, but another amazing door is opening right up.

On to our last challenge:
Our theme this fortnight is 

For a Child

We have two sponsors for this last challenge.

Here is my final card for Forever Friends, hope you can all play along on this final challenge!

digi image - Cupid Clear Stamps
Spectrum Noir markers, buttons, ribbon,
sentiment - My Crafty Spot
papers - stash

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Challenge Blog Coming Soon!

Hello everyone~

 A new challenge blog starting on 1st June and I'm on the DT ! 

There is fabulous candy on offer so head to the blog HERE to get the badge for your side bar and enter your name in the linky

My first posting will be on June 8th on Team 2! yippee.......
See ya!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Smoke meat anyone?

Well I'm back to share what hubby and I did from early this morning, we prepped 150lbs of pork butt(store bought) and made smoke meat. We had the meats cut up this past Thursday evening, had it soaked in our special sauce and today we had it smoked. It took 3 1/2 hours to smoke but prepping it was the longest, we were up wee this morning.  Each strand of meat was hung up with the large paper clips with took (3) boxes of 100 in each one.  Then starting the fire, which we use Ohia wood.  Hubby built this smoke house several years ago, we both use to go feral pig hunting every weekend up on the high elevation of the Hamakua forest.  Sometimes we would hit 1 or 2 pigs and boy that would be the hardest to pack down from the mountains... Hubby would skin it and would have to pack it in burlap bags and hike it down the river banks to get to our truck.... Those were the good old days, we haven't done that in such a very long time, I don't think I can do it now... With him working (6) days a week we don't have that extra curricular time for our weekend sports activities any more... LOL!  Thank God, hehe!!
So here's the outcome of it... We also had two special orders for some friends of ours that have some graduation parties coming up..  This is what's for dinner tonight!  Yummy!
Back of our lot, that is our neighbors house on the opposite side

Cooling off!

My Mimi - his been inquisitive and wants to know
what's smells good, hehe!
My Taco was taking his nap so he wasn't available for
a snapshot......

Will be back later~

Best Friends!

Quick post to share a card that I made this morning.  This digital image was a freebie from Jade Dragonne.  She sure is an artist I found some very interesting digi images that you can download all for free.  

papers from Doodlebug
Spellbinders - scallop rectangles
gems, copic and Spectrum Noir markers.

I will be back later with another posting, something that hubby and I were doing from early this morning.... Yum, yum!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Have a Sun-shiney birthday!

Happy weekend all my crafty friends~ Hope you all have something awesome going on... I have a card I wanted to share and I don't know who to credit this freebie that I got awhile back... I have a poor habit of downloading these freebie digis that I get through FB or from blog sites.  I usually right it on a scratch pad that's on my desk with other notes and compile it with other notes and sooner or later I can't figure out who belongs to what digi. And because they are digital's I file them in one file that's call freebies and don't give it a name.... Anyhow it came with (3) different cute mermaids and they are just adorable... Got the other two colored up but haven't worked on laying it out on my cards yet. Being that it was free, I'm sure I can share it if any of you would want them. Just let me know in my comment section
So here is this first cutie:

digi image - freebie (?)
papers - Doodlebug
Spellbinders oval & scallops
Spectrum Noir and copic markers
gems, stickles, skittles(from Carrie)
sentiment - Dorcerela Stamps(Summertime)

Challenge # 42 - Pink, Orange & Yellow!

Today begins a new challenge over at Brown Sugar Challenge!
This week our theme is: Pink, Orange and Yellow, our sponsor is:

Here is my card:

Ingredients for my card:
digi image - provided by sponsor (Bugaboo Stamps)
Spectrum Noir & copic markers 
bakers twine, glossy accents, gems
tag/sentiment - My Creative Time

Our DT has some awesome inspiration for you all, be sure to hop back and check them out!

Thanks for peeking in!
Enjoy your wonderful Friday and crafty weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fluffy, Stuffy or Puffy!

Today starts a challenge over at Lia Stampz and it's Challenge 41 - Fluffy, Puffy, Stuffy!

(Make sure to have something fluffy, puffy, or stuffy on your project.  Time to dust off that flock, puffy paint, or fuzzy stickers!)
Here is my card for this fun challenge:

Ingredients to my card:
Digi image - Lia Stampz (Whimsy Stamps)
Spellbinders, Darice embossing folder, stickles
sentiment - My Crafty Spot
Copic markers, gems, EK scallop punch

This cute image is called Baa...You can find it on Whimsy Stamps here.  OR enter the challenge for a chance to win!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Challenge#5 - Scribbles Design!

Today starts a new challenge over at Scribbles Design Challenge.

Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman 
with Flowers...

There are women in our lives, Mom, sisters, aunts, mentors, friends who make our life special... and they make our world brighter just being in it...
Celebrate Mom or a Special Woman with Flowers is also sponsored by our friends Bugaboo Stamps!  

For this challenge I chose to use a Bugaboo image here is my card:

Ingredients used:
papers - First Edition
markers - Spectrum Noir and Memento
Spellbinders ovals
Punches - word/label Stampin' Up
gems, pop up dimensionals, doily. stickles

For more inspiration stop by and check out what the ladies of the DT have to share.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Winner Winner!

Quick post to announce the winner of the Stampin' Blog Hop candy is:

Beautiful card! She is going to love it and the beautiful colors! Just became a have I missed you all of this time? So happy for my friend, Janis, and cannot wait to see all of your creative projects!

You have a week to claim your prize , or another draw will be pulled..
Thank you all you lovelies's for stopping by on the hop!

Just Checking!

Today starts a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenge 2. Our theme is Just Checking, so we would love to see some kind of check pattern on your projects.  Our DT's have some awesome inspiration so be sure to hop back over and check them out!
 Here is my card for this fun challenge:

digi image - Dustin Pike
Dies - C.C designs, Spellbinders
sentiment - My Creative Time
buttons, pop up dimensionals
papers from stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Quick post to share a card I made for my mom!
Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Papers - American Craft
Spellbinders flower die/petals
doily, brad, pearls
sentiment - computer generated

Thanks for stopping by~
Enjoy our special day!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Stampin' Up Blog Hop!

We are a very short hop - only 10 on the list including me. I have an easy project to show you and some blog candy to tell you about.
Front of pocket card

Back of pocket card

Inside of card

Pocket inserts 

Recipe and details on my card:
This is a double sided pocket card with two inserts and the inside for writing a message or adding a photo, or adding more embellishments. 
Papers are from Stampin'Up - Designer's Series (Beyond the Garden) & Pretty In Pink
Stampin' Up 5/8" Brads and  Stampin' Up Dimensionals
Dies - Spellbinders (Wonky rectangles , Rose Creations , Filgree Delight and Labels Eighteen) Elizabeth Craft Design (Dragonfly)
Brad- American Craft for the Rose

I created this card for a friend whose daughter will be graduating and left the inside blank in case she wants to add a photo or so. It's real pretty in real! Hope she likes it..


1.Leave a comment on this post & each of the 9 other blog hop stops. 
2.  Be a follower  - the winner will be chosen on Tuesday May 14th and you will have a week to contact me for your surprise win.   Good luck everyone!
Janis also have some blog candy so keep reading below!
Who wants to win some BLOG CANDY?
Janis will be sending all 4 of her SU cards she created for this hop to one lucky winner!
Here's what you need to do to be entered to win:
(must have a USA address)
1. Leave a comment on this post & each of the 9 other blog hop stops
2. Follow me via BlogLovin'

That's it! I will choose one comment from this post and post the winner in the WINNER tab at the top of my blog by Monday, May 13th (but hopefully will have it up by Sunday). The winner will have 1 week to email me claiming their prize or the prize goes back in the pot for another give-away at another time.

Entering this project in the following challenges:
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
As you like it Challenge - Die cuts/ punches
Cute card Thursday - something blue
Paper crafting journey - Anything Goes
A Pink Gem - Things with wings
My Time to Craft - show us the inside
Sugar Creek Hollow - Spring Flowers

A Mother's Day Card!

Here's another last minute card that I created for someone dear in the family to give to their mom.  I have another one that I'm almost done with and will get that posted soon.

Embossing folder - Darice
Dragonfly die - Elizabeth Craft
Flower - RAK
sentiment - computer generated, Stampin Up dimensionals

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Mother's Day
Creative Corner - Things with Wings

Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

100% Sweetness!

Here's another card I worked on this morning, she is a new image over at Milk Coffee Stamps (Nicole and lollipop), isn't she a cutie or what! I did her in two shades of purples and added a little sparkly effects to her border of her dress...

Papers - American Crafts
Spellbinders -Labels Ten and my newest (rose die)
gems, stickles, glossy accents, copic markers
sentiment/tag - My Creative Time

Entering this card in the following challenges:

As you Like it Challenge - Favorite Die/Punch
Copic Marker Europe - Girls Aloud
DL Art - Flowers
Paper Craft Journey - Anything Goes
SSD - Flowers
Creative Moments - Brads
Elphine House - Flower Power
Fresh Brewed - Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafter - Diecuts /Punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flowers
Jelly Park Challenges - Girly
Left of Center Creative Challenges - Digi Image
Wags N Wiskers - Girly Birthday

Thanks for peeking in~
Enjoy your wonderful Friday and crafty weekend ahead!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shabby Chic / Vintage Challenge!

It's a new challenge over at Milk Coffee Stamps and the them is: SHABBY CHIC and/or VINTAGE!   You should be able to get some great inspiration from the DT creations and don't forget to check out all the great images at MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  Hop back over and welcome (3) of our newest DT members, Cristina, Michele and Donna and their first take on this challenge.
Here is my card for his challenge:

Digi image - Milk Coffee Stamps (Madeline and Neapolitan Ice Cream)
Spectrum Noir Markers, stickles, pearls, Cheery Lynn Flourish die
Papers - First Edition
Sentiment - Kaiser Craft

Thanks for another stop over!

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