Design Teams

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


OH FUN!!!  I have been selected for another Design Team!  YEAH!!!  It is for the fab Scrapper's Delights.  It is not only a challenge blog, but also Scrapper's Delights offers ADORABLE digis and other products!  I am so delighted to be a part of this fun group and design with their FAB digis!  They offer several challenges; for new releases and also for their regular twice a month challenge.  I will be designing with the twice a month challenge team.

The new release challenges are on their main page.  Their you will also find the page that leads to their store! The twice a month challenges can be found on their "Current Challenge" page.

My first challenge with them is #21 Pretty Pastels.  I wanted to do something a bit different from all the embellies of lace, ribbon and flowers.  I went for a more simple design with this adorable digi called "CU Beach Boy Digi Stamp 1".  Here is the result.

PLEASE come check out this great blog!  For digis and goodies, and of course the fun challenges!  Be inspired by the SUPER DT too.
What a GREAT place!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Craft Project ~ Tray Pendant

Hello there.  I have a new project to share that was inspired by my butterfly experience, lol.  I had bought the supplies at the scrapbook convention a month ago and had not used them yet.  I was thinking about how I wanted to use them and thought these images were perfect!  They are called "Tray Pendants" and are SO EASY to make!

1. Size a picture to your pendant shape leaving space around the edges
(I used my paint program then printed the pic)
2.  Use the special glue glaze on the top plastic piece and adhere
3.  Let dry, then trim off excess edges
4.  Put a jewelers glue spot in the tray piece
5.  Lay in your picture piece and VOILA!!!

I really love how they came out!
Then I decided to make a special little gift box for each of them to 
give to the gals.

So fun and so easy, and they make a GREAT gift!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #63 ~ Spring

It's been two weeks since our last challenge at CC&CC, so it's time to get on to a new one!  This time we are celebrating the arrival of SPRING!!!  I sure hope that wherever you are it is there or at least on its way!

Our sponsor for this fun challenge is Whoopsi Daisy.  They offer a lovely variety of digis, so sweet!  I used the image below from sheet #536.

We would love to have you join us for this fun challenge.  So stop by and be inspired by our great DT and show us your creations for Spring!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter!

I really enjoyed making my Easter cards this year.  I had some new dies, stamps, SVG files and papers and it made for a FUN time creating.  Here are a some of them.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies!

This past weekend I spent a fantastic day with three fabulous sisters.  I am honored to be the fourth one, the "Sister By Choice!"  (SBC)  We spent the day at a beautiful place called "Butterfly Wonderland".  It is a huge exhibit on butterflies and includes a spectacular enclosure where they fly free, 22,000 of them!  Absolutely gorgeous.  They come from the Amazon and South America, and believe it or not, they fly them to the exhibit in specially made boxes by Federal Express.  They are in their chrysalis form, not yet hatched.  We saw some hatching and it was incredible.

I took so many pictures and they came out beautiful - all were taken on my cell phone!  I swear that camera is better than my regular good camera!

I wanted to thank the gals for such a fun time and decided to make each of them a card.  Each card was inspired by this wonderful day!

I know that the cards can never compare to the natural beauty of the real butterflies, but I know that they will appreciate my attempt!!!

Love you SISTERS!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I'm In Love With Fran-tage!

Happy hump day all.  It has been a busy past couple of days, but today was mine to do with what I pleased, lol!  So, of course I was card making.  I mentioned before that my Dad gave me $ for my birthday and I used some of it on new supplies.  I just discovered "Fran-tage", a chunky type of embossing powder made by Stampendous that gives a lovely look and texture.  It is has different colors mixed together and they are using it to get a real shabby chic look.  Ladies are especially using it on the Tilda cards.  ANYHOW, I ordered some in white, pink, blue, silver and gold.  Today I used the pink on an Easter card and I LOVE IT!  It gives such a nice effect!  I used it on die cut corners, a little butterfly and a bit around my image.  Looking at it now, I wish I had used it on the scallop circle around my image.

For my image I used a new set of Kitchen Sink Stamps called "3 Step Honey Bunny".  These stamps are amazing!  They are done in layers with your lightest color first, then darker layers on top of each other.  The results are lovely.

Here is a picture of what the Fran-tage looks like:

Maybe this has been around for quite a while, but it was really new and fun to me!  It was a great project and such a relaxing way to spend my afternoon.
Hugs, and enjoy the rest of your week!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations ~ Easter Colors 
Craft-Dee BowZ ~ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Creative Cutting Challenge ~ Easter
Lexi's Creations ~ Easter
The Paper Nest Doll House ~ Easter Colors
City Crafter Challenge ~ Easter
Crafting With Dragonflies ~ Easter - Card or Anything
Handmade Harbour ~ Spring or Easter
Whimsy Stamps ~ Easter Bunnies, Chicks, etc.