Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bring on the Red, White and Blue . . . .

We are heading into the month of July.  And for me that means 4th of July cookouts, family, friend, & lots of red, white & blue.
 So wouldn't it make sense that the next challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons Blog would be Red  White & Blue.

2 Cute Rubber Stamps will be the sponsor of this challenge.  
And have generously donated to the winner either 2 rubber stamps or 3 digital images. 

So for some inspiration, here is my design team card --

Cowboy Kid by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps was colored using Copics & Gelly Roll Pen
Printed Paper & Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Bakers Twine
Quickutz 2x2 Tag Die
"hi there!" stamp - Savvy Stamps

Head on over to Crafting for all Seasons Blog Challenge to see more design team inspiration.
And don't forget to enter your own creation using red, white & blue to be eligible to win.

Good Luck!  And Happy 4th of July to you & your family!!

-- Christine  :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Today begins Paper Playtime's Monday Digital Challenge.

The theme for June is Red, White & Blue.

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

The following card was made using the digital image, A Helping Hand, from Prairie Fairy.

A Helping Hand Digital Design, Prairie Fairy
Copics & Close to My Heart Inks
Glitter Cardstock, my stash
Die Cut Border, Memory Box
Printed Glitter Paper, Reminisce - July Sparkle
Red Card Base, DCWV
Ribbon, my stash

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

-- Christine

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Time!

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge # 3 begins today!

It is all about Summer Time!

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Greeting Farm
Head on over to their website to check out their wonderful selection of rubber & digital stamps.

The winner of this challenge will win a 4x6 set plus a single of their choice from The Greeting Farm!

 When I think of summer time, I think of finally being able to pull out from storage all my sandles & flip flops after a long cold winter.  And that automatically makes me think of painting my toes to be displayed for all to see.

When I saw this digital design, Amy Paints by The Greeting Farm, I thought it would be the perfect design to make my design team card for the challenge --

I colored Amy Paints with Copics, Spicas & Gelly Pens
Printed Papers from Echo Park Paper Co., 6x6 Paper Pad Summer Days
Glitter Cardstock from my stash

The flowers are from my stash.  What I love about them is that they come in white so you can color them with your Copics to match any patterned papers or cardstock you want.  So, I colored them using the exact same Copics I used to color her shirt.  What a perfect match!   

Now head on over to Crafting for all Seasons to check out all the other design team's creations. 

Also today we will announce all the winners for our individual design team's blog candy!!

First, I would like to say  thank you to everyone who joined my blog! 
 It is very much appreciated!

Now, the winner for my blog candy is  . . #5 Planet Janet -
Please contact me, so I can have your gift certificate to Bugaboo sent directly to you. 

Now head on over to each individual design team's blog to see their winner or you can check Crafting for all Seasons Blog to see all the winners listed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Want to win some Blog Candy?

This is a sticky, so it will stay at the top of my blog posts till the giveaway is over.  Please scroll past it to see all CURRENT posts.  Thank you!

As a thank you for the tremendous response we had for our 1st challenge at Crafting for all Seasons Blog,
 the design team decided to have a Blog Candy giveaway on each of our individual blogs.

My Blog Candy is a --

How can you win this $20 gift certificate to Bugaboo Stamps?
You must become a follower of my blog AND post my blog candy badge to your blog sidebar with a link back here to help spread the word till June 15.

  Plus of course leave your blog address to my link below. 

Winner will be chosen randomly on June 15 and will be posted here on my blog & at

Now head on over to each individual design team's blog to follow the rules for each to enter the chance to win some more candy!

Thank you!
-- Christine

Thursday, June 9, 2011

For that Special Male in your Life . . . .

Don't forget to enter to win my Bugaboo $20 gift certificate Blog Candy!
 See Blog Archive -- Want to Win Some Blog Candy? Post on side bar.
Thank you!

Father's Day is coming upon us quickly & realized I still needed to make a card for my Dad.

When I saw this digital stamp, Mr. Brown Goes Shopping by Phindy's Place, I knew it would be perfect!  I always appreciate an image that is more on the mature masculine side. 
I find so few available. 

This card is very simple, but that is my Dad.  

Copics & Spicas used to color in the image.

Printed Papers, Making Memories - Just Chillin
This is a 8x8 paper pack.  Have used it twice already.  Just love the patterns.

D - a - d, are metal brads I had in my stash. 

My Favorite Things metal die

This card has been entered into the following challenges --

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spring Fence

Don't forget to enter to win my Bugaboo $20 gift certificate Blog Candy! 
 See Blog Archive -- Want to Win Some Blog Candy? Post on side bar.
Thank You!

This beautiful digital design is from Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps .
    I knew it would be one of my favorites.   Makes me remember why I love Springtime. . . new flowers, planting and being outdoors.

Colored using Copics & Spicas
Printed Papers from my stash
Ribbon, Close to My Heart
Embellishments, Memory Box
"happy birthday" rubber stamp, Stampin' Up
Lace Edge Die, Memory Box

This card is entered into the following challenges --

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer is all about . . . .

Don't forget to enter to win my Bugaboo $20 gift certificate Blog Candy! 
 See Blog Archive -- Want to Win Some Blog Candy? Post on side bar. Thank you!

Fun!  Bugs!  Father's Day! Celebrations!

This card reminds me of what summer is all about when you are young or even young at heart --

 Love him with his bug net, lady bugs & flowers. 

This would make for an adorable Father's Day card or even a Birthday Day card for a male in your life.

The printed papers are from an 8x8 paper pack by Making Memories, Just Chillin. 
 Love the papers in it and that a lot of them are very masculine. 

Used a Kraft card as my base.
Cardstock from stash
Colored design w/ Copics
Checkerboard Stamp from my stash
Text Stamp from my stash
Circle punches to cut out the sentiment & mat

This card has been entered into the following challenges --

-- Christine

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Congratulations . . . .

to all the graduates! 

I will be heading out to a graduation party soon, so I knew I would need to make a card.
Couldn't resist this graduation hedgehog, just too adorable! 

A Scholar Slipstick Stamp by Penny Black
Colored in with Copics, Spica, Gelly Pen
Used textured black cardstock & printed paper from my stash
Ribbon, Close to My Heart

This card has been entered into the following challenges --

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ladybugs --

It is all about the ladybugs!  Or at least for me.
My father in law & I use to have a little something between us when it came to ladybugs.  When my husband & I first moved into our house 15 years ago during Labor Day weekend, our house was covered in these orange ladybugs.  It drove me crazy because they found there way into our house & I am one that believes bugs, of any kind, belong outside.  Isn't that what screens are all about?  So each year when it would get closer to Labor Day, my father in law would call me as soon as he would see that first orange ladybug at his house.  And say to me "They are BACK"!   Now every time I see a ladybug of any sort, I think of him.

So, when I saw this digital design, Scene It - Ladybugs, by Bugaboo Digital Stamps , I knew it was one I would treasure.

And even better I made this card for a challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Blog.
 The theme is green & purple color challenge.  

 Operation Write Home Organization is a treasured organization.  They provide card makers, like myself, the chance to make cards for our overseas troops to send homemade cards back home to their family & friends.    You can go to their website & check out all the wonderful work they have accomplished.

I colored the design using Copics, Spicas & Gel Pens
Printed Paper, Paper Heart
Edge Die Cut, My Favorite Things
Tag Die Cut, Memory Box
Text stamp, life's simple pleasures, A Muse Stamps

-- Christine

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ahoy Matey!

With the weather hot & humid for the past week,
 what better challenge to attempt than a water themed one.

I had seen this adorable little boy setting out for some treasure & knew instantly that I had to use him.  But just didn't know for what.  Then this came to mind --

I am embarrassed to say I cannot remember who this design comes from.  If someone recognizes it, please let me know so I can give the appropriate credit.

Used Copics, Spica & Gel Pens to color
Printed Papers, Close to My Heart
"Life is a treasure far beyond measure" is a sticker, Close to My Heart
Quickutz die cut border was used to make the wave

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Your chance to win Mami Doodles designs!

Today starts a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons!

Father's Day will be our theme for this challenge. 

Sponsoring our challenge is Mami Doodles!

The winner of this challenge will win 3 to 4 digital designs from Mami Doodles!!

My design team card was made using this adorable digital design, Daddy's Boy by Mami Doodles.
 This design comes with two options.  The one I used comes with the little boy holding a blank scroll  and the other he is holding a scroll saying "Daddy you are the best".   As you can see, very versatile!

 I used a text rubber stamp I had in my stash to add my "I Love You"  message. 

Design colored with Copics
Printed Paper, Close to My Heart
Kraft & Chocolate Cardstock, Close to My Heart
Buttons, Close to My Heart
Faux Stitching

Now head on over to Crafting for all Seasons, 
to check out all the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team.

--  Christine  :)