Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Simple Thanks -- Color Throwdown Guest Designer for February


Happy Wednesday!!
Hope you are all doing well!!
Today is my last day as a guest for the Color
Throwdown!!  We have some really warm colors
for you this week and they made me SWEAT!!! hahaha!!
Ok, I'm not really joking here... these colors stressed me out!!
But, I gave it a go and came up with a very simple card of Thanks.

I used some of Mona Pendleton's Contemporary Roses stamps for the base
of my card stamped in the 2 colors: Tangerine Tango & So Saffron.
Then I added the lil inker cutting plate over the top of them.
Layered with a black card stock piece and then used the
Taylored Expressions "band-it" die to finish is off!!
Where's the character, you might be thinking??
Well, I had a little mishap and was only 
using one eye to create this card...!!
Let's just say that it's lucky that
I got a card finished for 
the challenge at all!!

Here are the colors for this week's challenge!! 
I have had a really strange week with a run of bad 
luck so I'm not even going to promise when I will be
around to go visiting...  It seems that every time I open 
my mouth lately, I have utterly jinxed myself!!  :( Do you 
ever have weeks like that..!?   So, I hope to see you all soon!!

Let's go see what the other
Color Throwdown ladies have today...
Wanda Cullen 

I had the pleasure of meeting Broni from the Color Throwdown
at a copic workshop this past weekend about 30 minutes from my home!!
She was a delight to chat with & I was so surprised how close we live to each other!!
Thank you to all of the Color Throwdown ladies for having me as a guestie this month!!
I really did have tons of fun with them and color challenges are my absolute favorites!!  :) :) 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tobi with Pinwheel -- YNS Fun Friday


Hi Everyone!!
Happy Friday to YOU!!!
I have a sweet image for you today
from the YNS digital line of stamps!!

Here is Tobi with Pinwheel & she is just too cute!!
Remember the HUGE snowfall that we got last week?
Today was nearly 80 degrees outside!!  What a difference!!
Yesterday I re-posted my blog candy winners from the mini candy
and posted a new linky tool for this month's candy!!  You can see it HERE.

For the YNS challenges, you can either use the sketch or the inspiration pic.

I used the inspiration pic this week for my card!!
My inspiration was from all of the textures and the busy 
look of the pic.  It reminded me of the pinwheels on the paper!!

I hope that you have a really nice and relaxing weekend planned!! 
My goal is to really enjoy this weekend, because things are going to get
really busy for me again quite soon!! I have joined another design team &
a larger workload is coming in March.  This next week will be my last "hurrah"!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz: #12 Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Milk Coffee: Girly Challenge

Take care and I will see you soon for visiting!!
My newest candy is right HERE  :) :)  xo

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blog Candy -- Blog Candy -- Yum, Yum, Yum !!

(Please scroll down for the previous winners or click HERE)
Hi Everyone!! Welcome and welcome back!! 
I am celebrating this month with some yummy blog candy
for my blog friends -- new and current followers!!  :) :) 

Here is a photo gallery of my latest makes:
(if you click on the pics, you can see them larger)

If you see something that inspires you, I would
love to have you join me here as a new blog buddy!!
I don't have a specific style, but I use a lot of bright colors!!

Here are the details for my candy:
This month's prize is going to be 100% digital!
You can choose:  digi stamps, digi papers, cut files,
whatever digital crafting supplies that you would like!! 
You can pick your prizes from many companies or just one!!
I will be giving away a prize worth $35.00 to your fave shops!!

1. If you have a blog, please post my blog badge to your sidebar
 and link back to this candy post until March 20th, 2014
2. Become a follower with Google on the sidebar!! 
3. Leave your name using the linky below!!  :) 
That's it ~~ 3 easy steps!! 

You need to be a follower of my blog w/ google to win, 
but if you don't have a blog that's ok.
:) :) :) :) :) :)
Click on the "Blog Friends" section of my blog and the BLUE "Join this site" button. 

If you have any questions, just let me know!!
I hope to make some new bloggy friends over the next few weeks!!
Thank you so much!! Good luck!!

Link up right here

Mini Blog Candy Winners -- 2nd attempt!

Hi Everyone!!
This is my 2nd attempt
to post the winners for the 
mini blog candy that I had a few
weeks ago that was at the bottom of
my "lush grass tutorial"!!  Either I deleted
the entire post...?!?!  Or Blogger gobbled it up!!
Either way, it was scheduled to go live the other day
and I was wondering why I didn't see it...  :(  :( Came to 
have a look and it wasn't in my list of posts..!!?   Boo hiss!! 

So here we go again..  :) 
Congratulations to these 3 lucky 
WINNERS of my mini blog candy!!
21. Danielle Vincent

10. Crafty Lawyer

34. Carla Suto

>>>>>>>> CONGRATULATIONS!!! <<<<<<<<
Please email me with your mailing address
so that I can get your prize sent off to you!!
My contact info is under my blogger
profile on the upper right hand 
side of my blog.  :) :) :) 

Thank you to everyone who entered!!
**There will be a NEW CANDY 
starting today!!!  Yay!!  :) 

See you all soon!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Daddy's Little Helper -- Color Throwdown Guest Designer for February


Happy Wednesday!!
Hope you are all doing well!!
Today is another fun day at the Color
Throwdown!!  We have some new cool colors
for you this week and I decided to go more masculine.

I have been having issues w/ my blogger
account, so this will be short & sweet today!!
Here is a little cutie from *All Dressed Up* called,
"Daddy's Little Helper" and he is just soooooooo cute!!!

Here are the colors that I used on my card:
Upper left: Clothing -- Upper right: Ground & bucket contents
Lower left: Puppy, bucket, shovel, & shadows -- Lower right: Boots

Let's go see what the other
Color Throwdown ladies have today...
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Keep It Simple
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz: CAS

Thanks for stopping by today!!
My candy post from the other day
is completely gone from my blogger
account.  :(  I will have to start over and 
re-post the candy winners and the new candy 
linky tool.  Have no fear, I still have my piece 
of paper with the names of those who won!! :) :) 
Hope you have a great day & I'll see you soon!!  xo