Thursday, June 28, 2012

TSG Sketch -- You're the Bomb

We're in the midst of All Star games down here in GA, so we've had games or practices pretty much every night.  Regular season ended so I needed some coach cards.  My daughter's team was the Thunder, and their colors were light blue & navy blue.  This is what I came with following the above There She Goes sketch a bit loosely.  

I used the adorable BombDiggity set.

Stamps:  BombDiggity
Ink:  SU So Saffron, SU Brocade Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, SU Night of Navy & Brocade Blue
Acessories:  CDS Pinking Die, foam tape, Copics

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, June 25, 2012

SFYTT -- You're the Bomb

I made it with a week to spare for the June Sketch For You to Try.  I've participated in all of them so far, and certainly didn't want to break that streak ;)  I pulled out this super fun set from There She Goes Stamps called BombDiggity.  Isn't that little girl just too cute?!

I also finally got a chance to use my newer TE Key Ingredients Kit.

Stamps:  BombDiggity
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & SU Pretty in Pink
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, June TE KI Kit
Accessories:  Circle & Tags Trio Nesties, ribbon & buttons from the June TE KI Kit, Copics & airbrush

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Inspiration Challenge at SCS

My daughter is at softball practice, and I wasn't feeling well. . .best way to solve that...coloring!  I opened up the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration challenge, and came up with something.  We were to find something over at My Sweet Muffin that inspired us.  I used the Make a Splash & Everyday Greetings sets from There She Goes Stamps.

Here's the inspiration I used to make my card over at My Sweet Muffin.  This little lunch case was just too cute not to be inspired!
I used a few copics that I wouldn't have normally mixed together.  However, I've always thought it fun to do something out of the ordinary when it comes to coloring :)

Stamps:  Make a Splash & Everyday Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pool Party
Paper:  TE Buttercream, SU Ridinghood Red, SU Pool Party
Copics:  E50, E53, R20, R46, R59, BG13, BG75, B37
Accessories:  Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, scalloped edge punch, foam tape, kaiser gems

Go check out the TSG store. . .they're having a sale on everything until the 29th!
Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Clearly Inspired Challenge #54 -- Colors

It's time for another Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearly iStamp, and this time it's a color challenge!  Those certainly are some of my favorites, and this is an easy one. . .red, green, & white.

 I decided to use the June featured digital image from Clear Dollar Stamps called Berry Fun.  Lisa's little berries make me smile, and I had fun with this card and color combo.
Images:  Berry Fun
Ink:  SU Real Red
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, EP Playground, vellum
Accessories:  Copics, MFT Vertical Greetings Die-namics, TE Large Layering Doily Die, foam tape, white twill ribbon

Be sure to come over to Clearly iStamp to check out the rest of the DT that participated, so that you can be inspired to play along as well!  You may just win!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MFT Sketch

It was a busy week of doctor and dentist appointments, but I ended up with some time today.  I pulled out one of my new My Favorite Things Stamps called PI Lady Liberty along with the MFT Skyline Border Die-namics.  The papers are from June's Simon Says Card Kit.  The sketch is from Splitcoaststampers MFT Sketch #77.  
Stamps:  PI Lady Liberty
Ink:  SU Soft Suede, Memento Espresso Truffle
Paper:  June Simon Says Card Kit, CDS Cottonball White
Copics:  BG10, BG13, E84, E87, YR000, YR00
Accessories:  Skyline Border Die-namics, sponge, turquoise button, twine, sponge

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Hand at Vintage

Go HERE for the CDS Blog Hop 

I haven't really ventured out much into the world of vintage, shabby chic, but I found that with June's Simon Says Card Kit, my desire to do so was quite there.  This particular kit came with 2 different stamp sets that go beautifully with the papers and and other embellishments in the kit.  I have to say, for my first time using one of their kits I am pretty pleased.

Ink:  SU Pool Party, SU Blush Blossom, SU Regal Rose, SU Crumb Cake, SU Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  foam tape, brown marker, MFT Squiggle Border Die-namics, Maya Road Stick pin


I made these cards for the Paper Playtime Challenge, which are Anything Goes with a sentiment.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CDS Monthly Blog Hop -- Celebrate!

There are lots of reasons to 'celebrate' today. . .it's the day our Lord has made, it's Father's Day, and it's the 3rd Sunday of the month making it CDS Blog Hop day!  

You should have made your way over from Diane's Blog, but if you didn't why not start at the beginning. . .Lori's blog.  You certainly don't want to miss any of the inspiration or the opportunity to comment and be a winner!  Our theme this month is


For my card I used a new release called Helium Hellos, and made this for my brother-in-law's birthday!
Images:  Helium Hellos
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, EP Little Boy
Copics:  C1, C3, R24, R27, B34, B37, B39
Accessories:  red striped ribbon, staples, foam tape

After you comment, head on over to Jerusha's blog for more Celebration Inspiration :D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I Spy Skethces #20

I've been wanting to play along with the I Spy Sketches challenge, so yesterday I finally did!  I love a good sketch, and they provide a great one every week.  I also recently discovered the Simon Says Card Kit.  After checking out all of the loot that comes in one, I decided to give it a try.  The June kit came just a couple of days ago, and I do love it.  I've made quite a few cards with it, so I'll show you those later this coming week.  This card was made with the kit along with a new set from My Favorite Things called Godspeed.

As a military spouse I couldn't resist the great military themed sets that MFT is currently carrying.  I know I'll find a lot of use for this set for sure!

Stamps:  Godspeed
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Soft Suede
Paper:  Bazzill Stonehenge, Simon Says White cs, Pink Paislee London Market dp
Copics:  E50, T1, T3, T5, T7
Accessories:  sponge, foam tape, twill ribbon, Postage Stamp Edge Die-namics, Vertical Greetings Die-namics, SU buttons

Thanks for stopping in today.  Come back tomorrow for the CDS Monthly Blog Hop!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Release Day for Clear Dollar Stamps

I'm so excited about this month's release over at Clear Dollar Stamps!  There are 12 new sets for you to purchase, and I'm pretty sure you're going to want them all ;)

I'm showing you a couple today, and I'm starting with a word set called Welcome to Parenthood.  This set contains 7 different sentiments and each is a different font!  
 Images:  Welcome to Parenthood
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, CDS Night Eclipse, unknown dp
Accessories:  CDS pink ribbon, foam tape

The next set I'm showing today, is one from Lisa called Tweet Houses!  I just love those little birdies in their houses. . .too cute!  This set has 5 different bird house images to it, giving you lots of options!
Images:  Tweet Houses
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Papers:  CDS Cottonball White, unknown green, unknown dp
Copics:  G28, G29, E43, E47, E49, R05, R17, Y23, Y35
Accessories:  foam tape, yellow polka dotted ribbon, circle punch, sponge

That's all I have for you, but be sure to head to Lori's blog in order to get a look at all of the new sets being released.  Then check out the rest of the DT's blogs (links in my sidebar) to get some more crafty inspiration!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Yesterday was Taylor's, from Taylored Expressions, 30th birthday!  I thought it would be fun to make her a card and show it here along with some of her many friends!  Most posted cards yesterday, but I'm late to the party ;)

I used the Build a Treat set from Taylored Expressions along with my May 12 TE KI Kit & the Small Layering Doily Die and Build a Treat Tops and Bottoms Die from TE.  Of course I had to make it extra sweet with some glitter!  I'm entering it into Sassy's Cheryl's Birthday Celebration challenge.
Stamps:  Build a Treat
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Night of Navy
Paper:  May 12 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  TE Small Layering Doily Die, TE Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms Die, foam tape, glitter, Circle Nesties, corner punch, ribbon from the May 12 TE KI Kit, Copics

Thanks for stopping by, and why not head over to Taylor's blog to wish her a very happy birthday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Testing is OVER!

We finished our standardized testing, so I wanted to make a card for each of the kids telling how proud I am of them.  I don't have worries about either one, but that testing can be stressful.  As many of you know, my son is a highly impaired Dyslexic so any kind of reading or testing is extremely difficult.  Math certainly has it's challenges too.  While he struggled on those, I watched him basically ace other parts of the test.

I made them each a special card using the super adorable set called Cutie Pi from There She Goes Stamps.  I actually felt like I 'needed' this set as soon as I saw it, haha.  I know, sick, but it's perfect for so much really. . .I couldn't resist!  These cards were made with the current TSG challenge going on, which is a circle challenge.  While I didn't go crazy with circles, my 'I think UR brilliant' circles are very dominant on my cards.

Stamps:  Cutie Pi
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  May 12 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  Copics (I should have taken a picture. . .there were a lot!), Circle Nesties, foam tape, ribbon from the May 12 TE KI Kit, clear glaze

The kids loved the cards and told me they felt so special to get them, which melted my heart.  I think the two of them and my husband really are my biggest fans in this.  If I only made cards for them, it would be so worth the kuddos.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Hero -- MFTWSC75

I don't know about you, but I'm enjoying the 'summer'.  Now that baseball and softball are over (or at least I thought they were), we have more family time.  We've gone on bike rides every weekend, averaging about 10 miles per ride and we are loving it!  I say 'I thought they were', because we got a phone call last night that my daughter made the All Star team for the girls softball in our area.  I'm very excited for her, but practices start tonight and traveling begins in a couple of weeks.

Onto my card:  I bought a couple of things recently from My Favorite Things, because honestly, I'm a sucker for most anything patriotic.  Blame it on being a military wife, but I love soldier stamps and the red, white, & blue.  My order arrived on Friday, and so I made something for the MFT Weekly Sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers

This one of the sets I received in my happy mail.  It's called Blue Without You, and I loved it since the moment I saw it!

Those little a la modes from MFT, get my heart racing they are just so sweet!

Stamps:  Blue Without You a la mode
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Worn Parchment, TE buttercream, MME dp, BG kraft, SU Island Indigo
Copics:  YR000, YR00, E50, E81, E84, E87, BG000, BG05, BG09, R24, R29
Accessories:  foam tape, Circle Nesties, Labels 8 Nesties, TE Stars die

Thanks for stopping in!  We have volleyball camp to get ready for, so I better get going :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

To My Vet

We've been doing standardized testing in my house, so I definitely needed to steal some time away to do a little coloring.  I used the Mo Manning image called Coexist.  I love this image.  I don't have a bird, but I do have a siamese cat, and a small dog that is the same color as the dog in the digital image.

I made this for our vet.  After so many years, he is having to close his doors and I am so sad about it.  We've seen quite a few vets in the area, but our vet has always done such an amazing job of making our pets feel comfortable.  I know it seems silly, but that's important to me.  I made him this to say 'thanks' for all he's done for our animals.
Images/Stamps:  Coexist, Labels of Love (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper:  May 12 TE KI Kit
Accessories:  Copics, sponge, TE Large Layering Doily, red glitter ribbon

I made this card for the Mo Manning challenge, which is Anything Goes, the banner challenge on Splitcoaststampers, and the Card Cupid challenge, which is animals.  I plan to get a box of cards ready to send to the Card Cupids.  You can read about their cause HERE.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Royal Treatment

I love the tradition of England's Monarchy, and the fact that Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne for 60 years is amazing!  Over at Simon Says Stamps they are challenging everyone to Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with crowns or gems. 

This card was also made for the Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge of Big Birthdays, the Papertake Weekly Challenge of Anything Goes, and Party Time Tuesdays challenge of the Royal Treatment!

I love this set called Royal Digs from Taylored Expressions.  I also used my latest TE Key Ingredients Kit along with the Small Layering Doily Die from TE.
Stamps:  Royal Digs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, yellow pigment
Paper:  May 12 TE KI Kit, buttercream
Accessories:  Copics, TE Small Layering Doily Die, red glitter ribbon

Thanks for stopping in today!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Baby

Happy Saturday, everyone!  We are headed out to do some bike shopping soon, but I wanted to post this card I made for a couple of challenges.  I colored that darling little Summer Baby image from Mo's Digital Pencil for her Weather Related Challenge, and I used the sketch from Jen's Deconstructed Sketch.

I love coloring Mo's images.  They are so darn cute, and detailed that I feel like I'm really getting some good Copic practice.

Image:  Summer Baby
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper:  OA Campfire, CDS Cottonball White, unknown mustard cardstock
Accessories:  Copics, sponge, oval cutter, orange ribbon

Did you notice my new watermark?  I got that from Kim Teasdale along with my new header from Dilly Dally Alley Designs.  LOVE it :D

Friday, June 1, 2012

Clearly Inspired Challenge #53 -- Fruity

Welcome to June, everyone!  Were you ready for it to get here so quickly?  Well, it's here so let's have a challenge to start the month off right. . .a Clearly Inspired Challenge.  


is the challenge, which means that we want to see some fruit or maybe something 'fruity' or funny on your project.  You can check out the challenge details and some more talented DT members creations over at Clearly iStamp.  

I used the new Berry Fun digital image that was created as the June featured digi.  So if you like it, you could win it by playing, or you could simply go buy it.  The lovely Lisa designed it :)
Images:  Berry Fun
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White & Worn Parchment, SU dp
Copics:  R24, R27, R59, G21, G24, G28
Accessories:  red gingham ribbon, foam tape

Thanks for stopping in today!

New Blog Header

Dilly Dally Alley Designs

Did you notice my new blog header?!  I'm totally in love with it, and it's all thanks to Kim Teasdale!  That lady has got some serious talent my friends.  Not only can she create one mean card, but she now designs blog headers & watermarks over at Dilly Dally Alley Designs!  She asked me a few basic questions, and then came up with a blog header that was completely custom to what I was looking for.

You can check out a bunch of custom headers that she's done on her Facebook page.  If you're looking for a new look, check her out.  You will not be disappointed!