I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Inky Impressions - Animal Challenge

Wow, has it already been two weeks since the last Inky challenge??? Where has the time gone??  Well I know where it went ;)  Anyway, this week the Inkette's are challenge you to create a project with an Animal theme, we want to see your cuddly friends :)  This challenge will only be running for one week as we have a bunch of fun stuff in store for you in the new year, so stick around and make sure you come back to the challenge blog on January 1st!

All right, enough rambling on my me, here is my card for today's challenge:

This card was created using this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Image-Sophia's sweet snowman (Inky Impressions)
Paper-Max & Whiskers (Basic Grey)
Cardstock-Amber Autumn Cardstock Stack (DCWV)
Copics-C2, R24, B97, B91, E27, E29, E25, E71, E75, E34

Monday, December 27, 2010

My Top 10 Cards of 2010

I stumbled upon this blog hop and I thought it would be fun to join in.  It's hard to believe that 2010 is almost over but I'm really excited to see 2011.  There are so many fun things coming up and I can't wait to share with you all. 

For this blog hop we are to share our 10 favorite cards of the year.  This was really hard but here is what I pulled together to share with you all.

Victorine Originals - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.  I am still trying to catch up with things but it's hard when you have visitors.  I had so wanted to make a bunch of cards this weekend but I only got this one done :(  Luckily I have the rest of the week off so hopefully I can get them done :)

Today, starts a new challenge over at Victorine Originals and this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" let's see what you can do!!

Here is my card for this week's challenge.  I used the baby image again as it seems a lot of my friends & family are having babies this year so I'm stocking up on baby cards :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to pop in real quick to wish all of my followers and my friends a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a great holiday!

My holidays started this morning when my brother-in-law and sister-in-law from South Dakota arrived on our door step, unnounced!!  They wanted to surprise everyone and to spend time with his family who he hasn't spent Christmas with since 1987-ish.  Needless to say we were very surprised and look forward to spending the next few days with them.


Tanya, Brian & Abby

Monday, December 20, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge - Anything Christmas

Happy Monday everyone! I had typed this posted up last night and for some reason it got deleted-grrr!!  Anyway, since it's Monday it means it's a new challenge at Critter Sketch and for this week's challanege we are looking for anything Christmas.  I'm sure there are some of us out there that still has to make a few cards or gifts ;)
For my card today I used a new image from Inky Impressions called Delliah's Ducky Christmas, isn't it the cutest??? :)
Well off to work I hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inky Impressions - CAS Card

I thought I'd play along with the current sketch challenge over at Clean & Simple.  I love playing along and making these cards because they're so easy to do and quick :) 

For my card today I used Nickie's Birdie from Inky Impressions.  The paper is some from my stash. 

This card was entered in the following challenges:

Clean & Simple - Sketch
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Digis with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - CAS

Inky Impressions - Christmas/Winter card

I Made this card today while Abby was taking her nap.   I wanted to use the fern and other branch thing-y but now that I got it on the card, I'm not quite sure I like it ;(  The stamp is from Inky Impressions and is called Winter Fashion Marlee.  She is one the newly released images and you can find her and all the others at the Inky Impressions Store.

This card was entered in the following challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Iris' Spot - Christmas/Winter

Digis with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Christmas
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Tiffany Doodles - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Last Minute Christmas
Our Daily Bread - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - Christmas Inspired

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Inky Impressions - Black, White & 1 other color challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today starts a new challenge over at Inky Impressions and we have some great creations using the new stamps just released last week!  the challenge this week was to use black, white and one other color.  For my card I used Sophie's sweet snowman again--I just love this stamp :)

you have until the 28th to join in and you can join as many times as you like, so what are your waiting for???

Monday, December 13, 2010

Victorine Originals - Celebration Card

Happy Monday everyone!  Today starts another new challenge over at Victorine Originals and this week's challenge is "Celebration!".   Vicki is also doing something different this time around.   Instead of the 30% your next order, you are eligible to win the following stamps

for my card today, I created a card for a baby shower.  Nothing says celebration more than the birth of a new baby :)  I created it for my  nephew who is expecting his first child in March.  Needless to say we are all very excited for him.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Do you want to be a Guest Inkette???

If so Inky Impressions is having a call out on their challenge blog for a chance to be a guest inkette for an entire month. Not only will your work be highlighted for the entire month but you will be eligible for a design team position at the next call!!!

What are you waiting for, head on over to the challenge blog now!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

I got great news!!!

I have been dying to tell you all as I have known about this since September!!  I am a LADY BUD!!! Baby Bud Designs carries these really cute little "buds" that are hand drawn and adorable :) I don't start until January but I am super excited to share the news with you.  Below you will find the list of the design team members that will be starting with me January.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Baby Bud Designs - Good for Hug

I've had this digi from Baby Bud Designs for a little while now an finally colored her in and placed her on a card.  This little cuties name is Kira, isn't she a doll?? :)


 This was entered in the anything goes challenge over at Catch the Bug!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Inky Impressions Winter Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Impressions Winter Release Blog Hop!  I am excited for today's post as it is my first official post as an Inkette!!!!  We are all very excited to share with you 7 new images, with a new inky friend Marlee and the introduction of a whole new line of Inky animals--which are totally adorable!!

You have arrived here from Nicole (Inky's Mama)'s blog and if you have please start there.  From my blog you will then hop on over to Marley's blog to see her stunning creation.   Make sure you comment on everyone's blog cause one lucky person who comments on them all will win a prize :D

For my card today I used Sophie's Sweet Snowman.  Once I saw this cute little fox I had to ink her up.

(this card was entered in the anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug)

I used a really cute paper pack I had from Close to My Heart, some lace I had on hand, flowers and stickles to create this card.

And for something a little fun.  As a lot of you know Abby loves to stamp alongside me and loves every minute of it.  When I got my stamps, she of coursed loved all of them so we had Stampalicious Lili out on my desk and had a little fun.

Here is a picture of Stampalicious Lili:

and here is a picture of Stampalicous Abby :D

If you look close enough you will see that she is holding Stampalicious Lili :)

well that's enough from me, Enjoy the hop!!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge - Sketch & Color

Happy Monday everyone! Today is another Critter Sketch Challenge post and for the month of December we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  Now being a previous DT of Bugaboo, I may be a little biased but I am super excited for this month and can't wait to see what everyone creates.
Today's challenge is to follow a sketch and to use the colors teal & Purple.  Can you believe that I don't much teal papers???  I was pretty shocked to find this out but it will give me a good excuse to buy some :D
Anyway my card uses one of the kid toppers that Bugaboo offers.  I decided against using one of the winter/christmas ones cause I think I'm close to having my fill of christmas cards at the moment :)
I hope you all have a fantastic day and I'll see you all soon :)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Inky Impressions - For You Card

I made a card tonight with another one of my images that has been colored in for awhile :)  I wanted to get her on a card even though it is no longer fall and the snow is on the ground.  I found this sketch blog named Sketches by Carly, Carly is a young girl who loves to create cards and sketches and then has her mom create them on the computer so we can then in turn use them.  Make sure you check out her blog and play along :)  I think I'll be using more of her sketches in the near future!

So for this week, the sketch is this:

and here is my card:


Image - Inky Impressions
Paper/Cardstock/SEntiment - Close to My Heart
Jewels - BoBunny

Stamp Fairy Design Team Call

Stamp Fairy is a relatively new digi stamp company that has some really cute images and they are holding a design team call to add a few more members to the team.  I have been going back and forth on this and finally decided to give it a shot.

Here is a card I made with one of the cute freebies you can get :)

and here are two other projects that I really like (but don't use Stamp Fairy).

Friday, December 03, 2010

PSA Essentials - Hello Kitty Winter card

I recently found this stamp company named PSA Essentials.  At first I wasn't sure about the stamps and whether or not I would like them but let me tell you, they are really cute and interchangable.  We got Abby three of the Hello Kitty sets for Christmas but I ended up giving her the winter set now so she can use it....well mommy had to play too :)

I made this really simple card because I'm sending it to my friend in Afghanistan as a "Hang in there" note, letting her know where all thinking and praying for her.

so until I get my hands on more variety of these stamps,  you'll be seeing a few Hello Kitty cards :)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Victorine Originals - Hoppy Birthday

For today's card I used this cute fat frog with a fly coming to greet him :)  I decided to make this card monochromatic and simple.  It's fun to make these every once in awhile LOL

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Inky Impressions - Christmas Challenge

 For The Greeting Farm Hop please scroll down or go here
For the Shannon's Sentiment Hop please scroll down to next post.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am so excited to share with you my very first post as a design team member for Inky Impressions.  The team has had so much fun so far creating our cards that we can't wait to make more :)  Also starting today we will be starting up the bi-weekly challenges again over at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog as well as monthly challenges and mingles in the yahoo group. So make sure you come join in on all of the fun :)

Today's challlenge is to create a Christmas inspired project.  Using an Inky is not required but we would to see you use them if you own some ;)  The design team was given Rachel's Gingerbread Christmas to use on our cards today and this is what I cam up with

I had this idea for the window right after I colored the image in but it took me over a week to figure out how I was going to do it :)  I used a couple martha stewart punches to make the top of the window and the tree & wreaths.  Added the bows and "snow" to make it look more realistic and added a sentiment tag I found online for free.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it :)

Shannon's Sentiments December Blog Hop

Welcome to the second blog hop for Shannon's sentiments, you have hopefully arrived from Store's blog, if not go back HERE and start from the beginning :) If you have never seen or heard of Shannon's Sentiments, well head on over to the store cause she has some cool images along with awesome quotes and sentiments.  Today also marks my last dt post for Shannon's Sentiments.  I have enjoyed my "short" term with Shannon and the girls and wish them all the luck.  I will be following you all on your blogs

For today's post I used Holiday Tags.

Your next stop on the hop is Kapree's blog

Shannon Hawkins - Owner -

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Greeting Farm's Hopping into the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to The Greeting Farms Hopping into the Holidays Blog Hop!!
I had so much fun last year with the Club Anya All Customer blog hop that I had to participate in the hop again this year!  There were so many great projects last year that I can't wait to see what everyone does this time around :)

For the hop, there are three categories in which our creations can be entered into and a winner will be selected amongst those.  They are:
"Let it Snow"  (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
"Holiday Treats" (incorporate some kind of treat/goodie theme into your cards!
For my card today I used Anya from the Xmas Sweeties set and the christmas papers that is also from The Greeting Farm.  My card is suitable for the "Santa Baby" category :)


Hope you like it. Now it's time to go back to the TGF blog and see who's next.

Some Odd Girl Hol-Odd-day Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop! We're having this hop to not only show some love for all our Oddies this holiday season but to have a hop that includes them! So take a hop thru our list and make sure to leave comments at every stop because the Odd Girls have some prizes to give away to celebrate but you have to complete the list to be entered.

We started at the Some Odd Girl Blog and are ending up at Kristy's blog and I am SURE along the way you'll see some amazing projects! You should have arrived from Meredith's blog, if not start at the beginning to complete the hop.

  1. SOG Blog 
  2. Kimmy
  3. Margie
  4. Andrea
  5. Leah
  6. Corry
  7. Sally
  8. Yvonne
  9. Meredith
  10. Tanya (You are here!!!)
  11. Robin Mc
  12. Jennifer
  13. Donna  
  14. Marcie
  15. Asa
  16. Zarah
  17. Tanya
  18. Mary
  19. Denise
  20. Robin F
  21. Diana
  22. Jan
  23. Cassie
  24. Kellie
  25. Kristy
For my project today I used Kaylee which was a freebie at one time :)  I just love her and had to use her for the hop.  I colored her in with copics and used some papers that I got at Joann's in one of those paper stacks (which I have been dying to use!!)

Your next stop in the hop is Robin's blog. Thanks for hoppin by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Blog Hop. This group was created for Magnolia lovers who want to get a jump on the Christmas season by creating a Christmas card each month. If you are visiting this blog hop, I hope it will inspire you to get ahead of the holiday season and join us in our endeavor.  You have arrived here from Robin's blog and on your next stop you will head to Nadyne's blog and see her awesome creation
Here is my card for today:

If you see any stamp along that way that you just HAVE to get, make sure you check out Magnolia-licious' store, they have all the Magnolia's and at awesome prices

Monday, November 22, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #41 - Made for You

Happy Monday

This month at Critter Sketch Challenge our sponsor is the wonder site of Stamp and Create. As a crafter, they have everything you could possibly want or need.

Stamp and Create also has a challenge blog and our challenge  Critter Sketch #41  is  going to coordinate with the challenge on the Stamp and Create blog. They want to see some Food!!

For today's card I used Chef Ian from The Greeting Farm.

Lollipop Crafts - Christmas

Wow, can you believe that November is almost over?  Before we know it Christmas will be here :)
For today's challenge over at Lollipop Crafts is to create something Christmas.  I've pretty  much decided I didn't want to make a card and I already had the image colored in so I made this cute little notebook.

The image is from Pink Cat Studio, paper is from Basic Grey and the ribbon is from my stash.  You can't see it but the fur is coated with liquid applique and glitter, wasn't the effect I was going for but it looks really cute in person :)

I had to get the image on something before Abby stoled it again :)  I thought my poor little girl was going to get de-headed the other day :)

Victorine Originals - Santa Card

This week starts our second challenge over at Victorine Originals.  For this week's challenge we are looking for anything Christmas.  You don't have to use a Victorine Originals stamp but if you do, you are eligible for 30% off your next order.

For today's card I used my Santa Stamp and keep the card very simple so not to take away from the image.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Tag It Challenge

I'm trying to use up some of my pre-colored images that I've had stashed away.  This one is from Kenny K's Krafty Girlz, isn't she cute?!?!  I decided to use this one for this week's challenge on the KKKG Challenge blog which is "Tag It', you can either make a tag or have a tag somewhere on your project.

This tag was entered in the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Tag it
Karber Christmas - Use a Digi

Friday, November 19, 2010

Your Next Stamp - Challenge #29

Hubby went to play Texas Hold'em tonight so after making a couple DT cards I figured I should make at least one card for fun :)  I decided to play along with the challenge over at Your Next Stamp since it's been awhile since I participated in one of their's.

This week's challenge is:  Y - Yellow, N - Nesties, and S - Stickles

here is my card:

Challenges that this card was entered in:

Your Next Stamp
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Show Me #2

This is my first time joining in the fun at Sassy Chery's Show Me, where you take a picture of your work area and show it off to everyone...your room, what you're working on excetra (sort of like WOYWW).  So last night I finished all of my cards I was working on for the fundraiser (see previous post) and actually was able to pick up my mess that was there on Wednesday (so disgusted with myself lol) and this is what's left.......

For those of you who didn't see Wednesday's post, this is what my desk looked like yesterday morning......

and this is what it currently looks like........

What a huge improvement!! :)

I have a couple images I'm working on (Sweet Pea Christmas Fairy and TGF Chief Ian), off the side is one of the Sugar CC Design images that will make it onto a card very soon and well more stamps that will be used in the very near future (TGF, Victorine Originals).

Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card

A few weeks ago I was asked to create 5 cards to donate to a fundraiser at a local school.  It's an auction style fundraiser to benefit the 6th grade.  Of course I said yes :)  Well I finally finished the cards last night and boy and I am glad, they took forever!

The picture was taken by Abby (yup my 3 year old daughter)--I think she did pretty good  :)

The card is similar to the one I made in the beginning of the month but a different color scheme.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz DT Call

I just love Kenny K's Images and they are just so fun and sassy :)  The current DT term is ending and they are holding another call so I thought I'd try out again :)  Here are three of my favorite creations.

Lollipop Crafts - GDT Challenge Card

Welcome to another week at Lollipop Crafts.  This week's challenge is to go All Girl!  We are sponsored this week by Fairy Knoll.

For this week's card I used an image I've had colored in since I got it and some paper I've had for awhile.

Image - Amber ink
Paper, ribbon, sentiment - stash (if I find out the name, I'll update this)
Punch - Martha Stewart

Friday, November 12, 2010

Exciting News

It's official!  I'm an INKETTE!!  That's right I'm on the Design Team for Inky Impressions!!!!  I have been wanting to be on this design team forever and it's finally happend! 
I just love these stamps and can't wait to get started.  Thanks Nicole for choosing me amonst a ton applicants!!


Monday, November 08, 2010

Victorine Originals - Fairy Card

**If you are here for the Critter Sketch Challenge or the Lollipop Crafts Challenge please see next post"

Today over at Victorine Originals they have started hosting their own bi-monthly challenges.  This week's challenge is a photo inspiration one using this picture:

and here is my take on the picture.  I followed through with the colors.

Challenges I have entered this card in:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes

Image - Victorine Originals
Cardstock - JoAnn's
Inky Drops