I've been published!!!

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chi Chi Memories - I miss you :(

Just a quick post for today's Chi Chi Memories card.  I have a three day weekend and we're going to be doing some family stuff so I'm not staying on here too long.  The image is the cute little birdie from the meaning of love set, the papers are some leftover Valentine's that I had.

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Favorite Things - Simply Adore you Card

 If you are here for the Digi's With Attitude! post please scroll down
I've been wanting to play with my only MFT image so the other night I sat down and used it :)  I paper pieced her outfit to match the papers and created a simple card as I had to finish supper.  I added a flower with a rhinestone on her shirt and that was pretty much it for embellishments besides the two buttons on the side.

Welcome to another week at Digi's With Attitude!  We are so excited to see all the entries each week and we hope you continue to come back!  This week's challenge is anything to do with cleaning.  This was a little easier for me then last week's because well the image had a vacuum (the name of it is "Vacuuming Tween) :)  However I had the perfect sentiment for it that I got from Inky Impressions ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stamp Insanity - Anything But a Card Challenge

If you are here for the Love is in the Air Valentine's Hop, please go here!

Today's challenge at the Asylum is to create Anything But a Card, pretty simple huh??  I love these challenges because it's takes me out of my comfort zone.

For today's project I made this cute little purse with one of those mini composition notebooks.  I got the idea form here.  The image that I used is Joszette.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inky Impressions DT Call!!

If you are here for the Love is in the Air Valentine's Hop, please go here!

Inky Impressions is holding a DT call right now!!  Here are the details copied right from the blog:


We are so excited to announce that here at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog we are looking for a few good designers.

Have you ever thought of being on a design team?

Do you enjoy crafting with fun and fresh digital images and paper craft lines?

Are you a person who loves to interact with others, sharing ideas, encouraging creativity and inspiring new levels of excellence?

Well, if you answered "YES" to any of these questions…we are interested in YOU!

We welcome you to apply for the design team using the guidelines listed below. Please read the information carefully and give it some consideration. We are looking for designers with all levels of skill and craft abilities. So…what are you waiting for? Submit your DT application today!

Submission deadline by March 8th, 2011
Announcement of team on blog
March 28th, 2011
Term Date:
April 1st, 2011 - July 31st, 2011
Inky Impressions Designer Requirements:
  • Responsible for at least four (4) cards per month
  • Participates in at least one other challenge outside of Inky.
  • Participates in new release blog hops as applicable
  • Is responsible for meeting deadlines and having projects posted in the yahoo group in a timely manner
  • Encourages creativity and fosters positive communications via blog posts and feedback on challenge entries
  • Must do a special project such as a tutorial/ technique and Anything but a Card at some point during their term (can be combined with your inspirational post)
  • Must provide a minimum of two insipirational posts each montth
  • MUST be able to take quality photographs of your work.
  • Spreads information via blogs, social sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc) or any other social networking site where it is acceptable to do so. Especially regarding new releases, special sales events at the Inky Impressions and Challenge Blog.
  • Communicate any absences or inabilities to complete your projects to the DTC/SR. Designer and  Owner prior to the post it affects. (i.e. illness, vacations, etc.)
  • Must send at least one (1) card per month to the Owner to be used at conventions/shows.
  • Term is four months. We strive to keep this a fun, friendly, supportive and positive site. We encourage you to participate in group conversations and enjoy your experience.

Benefits You Will Receive:

  • Photo and Bio on our Challenge and Inspiration Blog with an active link to your blog
  • Design Team Member Button to use on your blog and / or site
  • You will receive 5 images and 2 sentiments to use during your term.  Projects created with these items are to be used to promote the store and challenge blog (items are to be linked back to the store in your blog posts) but are yours to keep
  • The opportunity to build your craft resume’ while showcasing your work and inspiring others
  • 20% DT discount on purchases made at the store . 

Submission Process:

·      Complete the following questions and email to:
·      Put DT CALL in the subject line of your email
·      Attach 2-3 projects that best represent your work and style

1.     Include: Name, Mailing address, Phone number, Email address
2.     Attach Craft Resume’ (if you have one)
3.     Provide link to your blog
4.    Provide direct links to any online galleries you are a member of
5.     Include answers to the following questions:
v     Why are you interested in joining the Inky Impressions Design Team?
v     Are you currently designing for another website/company? If so, who?

Thank you and Good Luck!!

Inky Impressions - Spots and Stripes Challenge

Welcome to another Wednesday challenge at Inky Impressions challenge blog.  Today's challenge is brought to you by our fabulous inkette Joey!  She has challenged everyone to use spots and stripes on their projects.  This was actually a pretty fun challenge and I can't wait to see what you all make, so make sure you come join us!!

My card uses one of the new Zoey's Dress Up Day.  I just love this image and can't stop using her :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How Adorable!!

I've just found this new store and the images there are simply adorable!!  Sylvia Zet is the artist and has created this "Wee Suzie" along with some others for her grand-opening of her new store.  I simply love these images and they are a must have for my collection as it sort of reminds me of Abby...okay so almost any little girl image reminds me of Abby in some way :D  

You can check out her blog here or her store "Wee Stamps" here.

Paper Pretties - What nots!

Welcome to another Paper Pretties Tuesday Whatnot.  Have you gotten a chance to see what the other DT has created with this week's images?? they are stimply adorable, head on over to the blog and check them out!

My card today uses aaaAAAHHHhhh!!!, isn't this such a fun image??

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is in the Air Blog Hop

HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY Everyone!! To celebrate this special day a group of us are participating in a blog hop.  To make this even sweeter we have a TON of sponsors with prizes (so bottom of post) so make sure that you leave some love along the way because the more love you leave the better the chance of winning as you never know who's blog has a prize in it :)

You should have arrived from Angelique's blog but if you didn't make sure you start back at Taylor's so you don't miss anyone :)

For my card today I used "All that" from Kenny K's.  I just love these images and they are so much to color in.  My card today is for my daughter and the sentiment inside reads "For my Little Diva....Happy Valentine's Day". 

You're next spot on the hop is Suzie's blog.  Enjoy the hop!!!

Here is the list of participants in case you get lost along the way:

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -  (You are here!!)
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -
Cheryl Gorka -
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa Q-
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey Martin-Penny -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -

and here is what you can win!!!

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens Designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images 





Blog Candy Alert!!!

That's right, Claudia over at Pretty Pressings is offering up some very sweet blog candy and you don't want to miss out on it.  Claudia has only three requirements that need to be meet in order to be eligible and they are:

1) Enter your name with Mr Linky in the drawing, you can enter as many times you like, but please no more than once daily!
2) use her photo and upload it into your blog roll, link to her blog and help spread the word about the candy :-)
3) be or become a follower of my blog (it will be confirmed after i picked the winner)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

InStyle Stamps - Thinking of You cards

I thought I'd create this really cute set using the new image "Lil Car" from InStyle Stamps.  I knew I wanted to create two cards and didn't want to add too much detail to them as I thought I'd use these for Abby to send to relatives that live out of state that we only see once a year.

Instyle Stamps - Plaid Projects

Last month the makers of Modge Podge gave Instyle stamps the opportunity to use some of their products.  It was so much fun using their products to create the projects and I do know that there is a lot about Modge Podge that I need to learn :) 

Here are the projects I made.  First I created  a note card using the foam dots that was given to us, under the image to "pop" it up on the card.

The image is from Instyle Stamps and is named "Whirly bird"

and then I created this hanging sign and used the glitter modge podge.  It was also the first time that I made a lace flower :)