Thursday, July 29, 2010

Almost the weekend....

Thank goodness it's almost the weekend. I can't take another few days. I have been trying to fight off a cold all week, well the fight is over and the cold won. It's getting the best of me. I don't understand how I can get sick with all this heat we are having. We've had record heat all week with the heat index. Anyway, enough about the weather. The whole country is getting record heat. Wanted to share a couple of cards with you.

This first one uses an image from Wink Wink Ink. Isn't it cute? Since Houston came into our lives the dust bunnies grow big and strong around here. His hair just curls up all over the place - a never ending battle.

Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV & The Paper Company; PP - Unknown; Punches - Martha Stewart, Oriental Trading & Fiskars; Rhinestones - Bead Party; Sentiment - The Digi Shack; Flowers - Syudio 18; Ink - ColorBox; Brad - Recollections

Inside reads: If it weren't for the dust bunnies, I'd have no one to talk to.


This next card is for Crafting with Deedee's Monday challenge to use brown and green together.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; PP - EK Success; Chalk - EK Success; Pearls - Darice; gem flowers - Darice; Punch - Martha Stewart
Word art - Rhonda Gale

Outside reads: Life doesn't get easier... Inside reads: You just get stronger


I'll leave you with a picture of Houston, so you can see the dust bunny generator (LOL).





free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

I've had the busiest day today. It really has me wishing today was Friday already. It doesn't help that it HOT, HOT, HOT here. I made the mistake of taking the dog out for a walk after I got home. That was the wrong thing to do; the heat zapped my energy from me.

I had to get finished this card though for the Designed 2 Delight challenge. If you haven't checked out Faith's store, you should. She has some really cute digi's there.


Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV; PP - DCWV; Image and Sentiment - Designed 2 Delight;Punches - McGill & Martha Stewart; Gems - Darice; Ribbon - JoAnn's; Button - Foof-a-La; Hemp Cord - Crafter's Square (Dollar Tree)

Challenge Entered:
Double Delight - Buttons and a bit of blue
Flutter By Wednesday - Open (include butterfly or fairy or angel)
Pile It On - Plastic (My button is plastic)
Whoopsi Daisy - Vibrant Colors



free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Monday, July 26, 2010

Where is the summer going?

I realized today we have 3 weeks until school begins again. It seems the summer flew by. It's time to hunker down and get the girlie ready to go back to school. We bought her backpack already and now time to gather the necessary school supplies. WOW!



Ok, I finished a couple cards I had been working on. Just wanted to share. Hope you like them.


Supplies: Cardstock & PP - DCWV, Ribbon - JoAnn's; Ribbon Slide - Oriental Trading; Punches - EK Success & Fiskars; Image & Sentiment - Doodle Pantry; Gems - Crafter's Choice (Dollar Tree)



This image is from Stretch N Bubbles.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; PP - Unknown; Ribbon - American Crafts; Button - Favorite Findings; Punches - EK Success & Fiskars; Rhinestones - Darice; Sentiment - Studio G; Diamond Glaze; Nestabilities; Image - Stretch N Bubbles


Challenge entered:
SNB - Creative Chick Challenge
Just Cute Bears - Bear Necessities


I got to play with Diamond Glaze for the first time. The cherry has diamond glaze on it. I have to remember to let things dry before trying to handle them.


free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Howdy Partner!

Hi everyone. On August 2nd Daisy Doodles will present cowboy themed *Ho Down. Jules has created another dazzling collection featuring Freddy the cowboy. This set is just as cute as the Freddy Pirate set.

We will blog hop to the rodeo, so be sure to stop back on August 2nd.



There will be a word scramble to do, projects to view, and prizes, too!

Would you just love to own the biggest and best cowboy themed images?
Head on over to Daisy's Digi Doodles and see all fifteen images, including the sentiments.

Be sure to come on back now, ya hear!!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

AiFactory Design Team Call

AiFactory is looking for new designers. It is not must that you have previous Digital stamping experience . And we do not mind if you are DT at any other store as well! .


So roll up those sleeves and apply to be part of AIF creative team


To apply for the DT call here are a few requirements



2- make a post at your blog about the AIF DT call post



3- Take part in at least one of our challenges at the AIF challenge blog
using atleast one AIF Stamp or clipart. Leave a link on the challenge blog


DT responsibilities
  • You must be willing to take part in all the activities going on , AIF community .As a DT member you are willing to reply , post , discuss and take part in the AIF community
  • You must be able to create cards , hybrid , embroidery , stationary or any kind of project using AIF stamps provided , make a post at the blog , take part in challenges at AIF .
  • You must be willing to post all Aifactory Challenge Blog cards/projects to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery
  • Promote AIFACTORY Stamps/graphics through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity to help us promote.
  • You must be able to join our Group at Paper craft planet and promote it on PCP as well.
Design Team will be awarded in form of :
  • You are eligible for 15% off all the purchases that you make through AIF store
  • You will be provided digital stamps before they are released every week, or sometimes stamps already available for purchase , expect to recieve around 10-15 digital stamps to work with during 3 months period .
  • DT members who bring in more users to the site are awarded further with incentives and free downloads of their choice every month.
  • Your profile and bio will be posted at AIF sites ie challenge blog , AIF Blog , AIF community and AIF store .

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 28TH JULY

Click here to apply

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SOOO Tired

I am really feeling my age today. We went to Universal Studios today. All that walking has me feeling OLD! My daughter enjoyed herself, spending time with her cousins and just doing something besides cleaning her room. Now I have some great photos to scrapbook (like I don't already have a ton I need to get to).



I have two cards to share today. No I didn't take card making stuff to the park with me. LOL! I finished one last night and the other this morning before we left.

Challenge entered:
KWED - In the Garden
Deedee's Creations - Friendship
Stamp, Scrap & Doodles - Use a Digi

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes


I am still on this Christmas kick. I love these images from Dustin Pike.

Challenge entered:

Aud Sentiments: Choose Your Own Christmas Sentiment
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Girly Girl

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time for Christmas Already?

I have been seeing Christmas In July challenges and cards all over the internet. So I decided to get into the spirit of things myself. This is my first Christmas card for 2010. I guess it makes sense to get started early. I was still making cards up until the last minute last year. Don't want that to happen again.


Challenges Entered: Magical Crafts - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie
Aud Sentiments: Choose Your Own Christmas Sentiment
Practical Scrappers: Something From Your Stash More Than 1 Year Old (Snowflake Brads)
Christmas Card Challenge: Photo Inspiration (Colors)

Creative inspirations - use the oldest thing in your stash (Snowflake brads & Christmas paper)
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas in July

KLSNS - Ribbon (My Sentiment is Ribbon)

Stamp, Scrao & Doodles - Animals

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Glitter Me Happy with AIFactory Blog Hop

Thank you for joining AiFactory's Glitter Me Happy blog hop.

We hope you'll join us for a chance to win cool digital stamps and prizes while you hop and get inspired by fabulous work by our Design Team ladies!


If you arrived here from Margie, you are on the right track.

My card uses the adorable image by Stamp N Doodles. You can find it here at the store.

Supplies:Cardstock - DCWV; PP - DCWV; Glitter - JoAnn's; Sticker letters - Making Memories; Chipboard Shapes - Crazy Fun; Gelly Roll white Gel pen; Nestabilites die cuts; Punch - EK Success

Let's Talk Prizes:

Prize 1 ~ Drawn from random DT Members comments $20 Gift Certificate. Just leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit. We will randomly pick one commenter from one of the Design Team Members Blogs to win a $20 AiFactory Gift Certificate. Which DT Member is a SECRET…so make sure you comment on them all!!

Prize 2 ~ 3 Months Kit Club Membership


Your next stop is Laralee.



free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Up, Up and away

I need a vacation badly. We haven't been anywhere this summer and the vacation is almost over. I want to try and go to Myrtle Beach in a few weeks. I so hope they have openings available.

Here's a card I made last night. I have been trying to get time to play with this image from
BeeCee Artistic Images. Finally got it done. Hope you like it.



Challenge Entered:
MelJen Designs - tall card
One Stitch at a Time - Digi Madness

Whoopsi Daisy - Vibrant Colors

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com

Monday, July 19, 2010

Who doesn't love a wedding?

Our challenge to you this week at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is to make a wedding themed card or project. There is a new wedding set; Simple Elegance listed in the store and you could be the lucky winner if you enter and your name is drawn.




I didn't get a chance to finish my card for the challenge. I have been battling a migrain, but I will post it as soon as I am able to hold my head up for more than 5 minutes.

Check out the challenge.


Finally got rid of my headache and was able to finish my card. Hope you like it.

Supplies: Paper - Unknown; Image & Sentiment - Daisy Doodles; Ribbon - JoAnn's; Button - Favorite Findings; Shimmerz; Smooches; Pearls - Darice

Challenge Entered:

Everybody Art Challenge - Blue & White

Stamp Something - Something Digital

For Fun Challenge - Color your own digi

One Stitch at a Time - Digi Madness

Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Girly Girl

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com


Sunday, July 18, 2010

The New Do's

The Girl and I went to get our hair braided this weekend.



She enjoys getting her hair done, she is such a girly girl at times. LOL!

Anyway, it was such a short weekend to me with us being gone most of the day, but I managed to get a couple cards finished.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill & Dollar Tree; PP - Heidi Grace Designs; Punch - EK Success; Rick Rack; Image - Stretch N Bubbles; Nestabilities die cuts; Sequin - JoAnn's; Rhinestones - Darice; Stickles; Sentiment - Studio G

This one is for Stretch N' Bubbles Creative challenge.

Other challenges entered:

For Fun Challenge - Color your own digi

Stampavie and More - Anything Goes

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Shine
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Babies/Children

Supplies: PP - DCWV; Image - Designed 2 Delight; Word Art - TLC Creations; Punches - Fiskars & EK Success; Ribbon - Michael's; Rhinestones - Darice


This one is for Designed to Delight weekly challenge. The word art image is from Create with TLC. Paulette always seems to have the perfect sentiment to go with what I am working on. I'm so glad I found her blog. You should check her out if you haven't already.


Other challenges entered:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Use your scraps
Stamp Something - Something Digital

One Stitch at a Time - Digi Madness

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yay It's Hump Day!!

Yes! We are half way there; the end of the week that is. This week has been going quickly for me.

Have you seen all those handmade paper flowers all over the place? I've watched a few tutorials and I'm still playing with it. I finally made one that I could live with. It's not perfect, but I like it. Here it is on my card.



Supplies: Cardstock & PP - DCWV; Punches - EKSuccess, Marvy Uchida; Images & Sentiment - Deedee's digis; Brad - Oriental Trading; Shimmerz

Challenges Entered:

free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Air Factory - Challenge 44

It's challenge time at AI Factory. The theme is Flowers and boy did we get some lovely flower images from Doodle Pantry to play with. This image is called Buttercup and you can find it at the AI Factory store. Jump over to the challenge blog and join in. We want to see your flowers.

The whole image is done with chalks. I like working with chalks, the images come out so nice. It's a little messy though. I usually have chalk everywhere when I am finished.





Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV; PP - DCWV; Rhinestones - Darice; LePen; Image & Sentiment - Doodle Pantry; Chalk - Generals


Challenge Entered:
Papertake Weekly - Into the Garden
Stampavie and more - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Summer
Dutch Dare - Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Stitching (real or faux)
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Shine
Stamp & Create - Stitching (real or faux)


free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Designed 2 Delight

Here is my card for the Designed 2 Delight challenge at the Delightful Inspirations blog. Faith has some lovely images in her shop.

The word art comes from TLC Creations. Paulette has some wonderful word art for every project you could imagine.

Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV; PP - Making Memories; Word art - TLC Creations; Image - Designed 2 Delight; Rhinestones - Darice; Nestabilities die cut; Punch - EK Success

Challenge entered:
Double Delight - Embossing
Caardvarks - Birthday
KL Stampin' - Dry Embossing
Digi Doodle Shop - Texture

Ahoy Matey's!

I'm Sailing Master Law de Leon (Lawren)and I am the 5th stop on this journey. Make sure you follow the map, visit each blog, collect your puzzle piece and leave your comments so we know you have been here. Up for grabs is the new set Ahoy and a GC to the Daisy Doodles store. You should have started your adventure at the Daisy Doodles Challenge blog.



I have a little treasure for you to see at this port. This is for holding all your booty and it saves the environment because it's from a re-purposed item.


Yes, it's a booty bank - tee,hee,hee.

Hope you enjoyed your visit with me, now off you go to the next port. Before you go I have a piece to add to your treasure chest. You'll need this at the last leg of the journey.



AAARRRGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!

You should be headed to Tina, next.

Challenge Entered:

Bee Crafty - 3D

Craftalicious - Cute



free glitter - http://www.sparklee.com