Monday, May 30, 2011

Paper Playtime's Monday Digital Challenge

Today begins Paper Playtime's Monday Digital Challenge.
The theme for May is Wedding/Love.

Head on over to Paper Playtime's Blog, to check out all the inspiration from our design team.  Link your project to enter the challenge & you will be given the opportunity to win some awesome prizes from some wonderful sponsors.

The following card was made using the digital images, Happy Heart & Key 2 My Heart, from Prairie Fairy.  You can get these & many other great digitals from Prairie Fairy at .

Now head on over to Paper Playtime to see all the other fabulous creations by the design team.

-- Christine

Friday, May 27, 2011

Simply Beautiful!

Sometimes I forget that simple is enough and can be just as beautiful as a card with a lot of extras! 

So, I decided to just use this Memory Box rubber stamp I've had & color in the flowers/stem/leaves with copics.  Add just a touch of an embellishment and complete!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It really does exist . . . .

Was starting to wonder if the sun still existed.  After a week of clouds, gloom, rain & fog, it was spectacular to see that sun again today.   Considering it might not last long, I decided to take the time to enjoy the sun & blue skies today doing some much needed yard work.

This card represents exactly what I enjoyed about being outside today


I found a perfectly made bird nest tucked inside my lilac bushes.

And was able to enjoy all the flowers that are in full bloom.

It cannot get better than this!  Hope you were able to have a fantastic Saturday yourself!
-- Christine

Friday, May 20, 2011

Take me out to the ball game . . . .

This adorable digital stamp, Deacon Baseball, is from Bugaboo Stamps.

 I instantly thought of the summer tradition of attending a baseball game. 
 Everyone can remember attending a ball game during the summer, sitting in the stands, cheering on your team.

I have had this printed paper & baseball brads sitting in my stash for months. 
As soon as I saw this digital design, I instantly knew I finally found the perfect occassion to use them.

This card has been entered into the folllowing challenges -

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #103 -  Happy Birthday to Us!

Operation Write Home Challenge, Summer Fun

Whimsie Doodles Wednesday Challenge, Teen/Kid

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Polka Dots / Spots & Stripes . . . .

That is what they asked for & that is what I gave them --

This unmounted rubber stamp reminds me of what Spring is all about. 
 Gardening, flowers & just enjoying the outdoors.

This stamp was colored with Copics.
Printed papers, Scenic Route Paper Co.
Embellishments from my stash

Also included some faux stitching w/ a Cutter Bee Bug and a Sakura Glaze pen.

This card has been entered into the following challenges -

Bugaboo Stamps, Catch the Bug Challenge Blog
Polka Dots & Stripes Challenge


Mami Doodles Digital Stamps
Challenge #26 Spots and/or Stripes

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Drum roll please . . . .

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog, , is up and running!

Join us for our very first challenge! 

Anything Goes is the theme for this challenge.

Pink Cat Studio is our first amazing sponsor!

The winner of this challenge will win 5 digital designs from Pink Cat Studio!

My design team card was made using the digital design, Lady Bug Party Tower.

This design along with many other wonderful designs can be found at Pink Cat Studio.

Now, jump on over to Craft for All Seasons Challenge Blog,
 to join in on the fun and to check out all the other design team's creations!

--  Christine 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birdie . . . .

Look at this adorable FREEBIE from Cuddly Buddly Digi Stamps,

 It is only one of many freebies they have available! 

Colored with Copics & Spicas. 
 Thought the mini cotton ball would be an adorable addition for the pom pom at the top of the birthday hat.

A little close up --

Birdie Cute!
-- Christine  

Friday, May 13, 2011

Milly in the Rain . . . .

Today is another sunny day here!  But we have had our raining days lately too.  And I have heard more are to come soon.  So, instead of feeling glum, I decided to have fun with it.  I found this FREEBIE, Milly in the Rain at Pink Gem Designs, , so head over there to grab her for yourself too.

So, next time it rains instead of hiding inside, I think I'll follow Milly's lead on the situation & go play in the puddles! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Swing Time . . . . AGAIN !

Remember those days when you were little & would pump your legs to go higher & higher on that swing.  Well, as soon as I saw this digital design, Deacon Swing from Bugaboo Stamps, it reminded me of those days. 

I couldn't get enough of this adorable digital, so I ended up creating another card but in a larger size & with printed papers from Close to My Heart.


Friday, May 6, 2011


I just received some wonderful news!  I have been accepted to be on the design team at Paper Playtime!

  You can hop right over there to check out all the stunning work all the design team creates.  Join in on the challenges to win some amazing prizes.

Thank you Janis for this wonderful opportunity!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps has a new . . . . .

look and store!  And it is up & running!  Along with lots of PRIZES to be given away!!

Jodi has worked so hard to get the new store up and running.  She has worked many late nights to get this done and She Did it!!!  We now present the new and improved new Bugaboo Store!   
Before you run to check it out we have some important info to share with you!

The link to the new store link is
Please note this will change back to the Bugaboo address in a few days we will alert you when this happens and remind you to change your links.  We apologize for this minor inconvenience but trust me with the new store it is worth it!
First off for the month of May everything is 50 % off! So now is a great time to stock up. With the grand re-opening of the store we are offering up some wonderful prize packages for our loyal followers! You could be the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate, a $20 Gift Certificate, or you could be the lucky winner who gets 7 free images every month for the rest of 2011! That means you could be one of the lucky 8 winners! 
To add to the excitement Jodie had just told me that every order placed in May will have their name placed in the pot for a chance to win one of five $20 gift certificates that she will be giving away at the end of the month!
How can you win you ask??  Simply make sure you are a follower,  create a post with the Bugaboo info above and then add your name to the inlinkz below.  You can grab the code from in linkz and your followers can also add their name from your blog but tell them to follow the rules check out the blog!  This will stay up until May 7th at 7am!
You can add our inlinkz to your blog so that anyone can sign up and help us spread the word, please click on link below and they will give you the code you need to add to your post. Very easy!
Help us spread the word that Bugaboo has  a new store and a new look.  After posting the news on your blog please add your name for a chance to win come great prizes!