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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blog Candy Marathon: Belles 'n Whistles June 2011

Elisabeth Bell, the famous designer of those sweet boys and girls digis, is having a blog candy marathon and to go there, just click HERE.

Welcome to the third week of my Blog Candy Marathon!

The first week featured the Company Spotlight of Elphine House Australia, plus scrummy NEW candy, my first rubber stamp release through this wonderful new company in Australia.

The second week featured another big give away of
18 gorgeous stamps designed by myself through
Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design.

This week’s delicious blog candy give away is none other than from
Belles ‘n Whistles!

BIG thanks goes to Summer for her generosity in sponsoring this candy for this week’s give away. Thank you so much, Summer, we super heart you!

This week’s candy is a little different, because this week is a Mystery give away!
All you will know - until Saturday - is that there are 16 scrummy yummy clear, Photopolymer stamps to be given away through Belles ‘n Whistles!

On Saturday, I will reveal which 16 stamps are included in this candy!

Curious? Excited?? Frustrated?? (hehe)

So WHO can enter?
Anyone in the world, anywhere in the world!

WHAT do you get to do to enter?
Place this candy on your blog and link back to this post.
Leave a comment beneath this post, and include your name, where you’re from as well as your blog address. Then tell us WHY you love Belles ‘n Whistles stamps.
If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay, you can still enter. But please let us know your name and why you love Belles ‘n Whistles stamps.

And that’s it!

This candy will be open for the rest of this week, and will close 8pm, Arizona time, on Saturday July 2nd, 2011. The winner will be selected randomly and announced here on my blog, as well as on my Facebook Page, on Sunday July 3rd, 2011.

As always, I will mail the winnings to the lucky winner, but the winner is responsible for customs fees where applicable.

Enjoy, have fun, and good luck to you!



CDAC One -year anniversary coming to an end!

It's the last day to enter for this. I so wish I could have odne it before but with so many things happening right now, I find myself running around like crazy. I'm not in the mood for challenges because I'm in pain. Nevertheless, here's hoping it's not too late!!!

Welcome to CDAC's Month long  One Year Anniversary Celebration Party!!
We have so much in store for you and you don't want to miss out on any of it. When the celebrations are all done, we will have awarded 50 members over $650 worth of prizes! WOW!!! Will you be one of them? You can't win if you don't join in the festivities, so let's get to it!!
Please help me welcome a first time sponsor for CDAC....
We are sooooo luck to have one of the largest floral manufacturing companies in the crafting world sponsoring us for our one year celebration!! Their prizes will be awarded at the end of the month to 20 CDAC members and will include over $300 in total worth of floral products for this months giveaway celebrations.

To start the celebrations off, we want you to help spread the word about this month long party! For a chance to win some products from Petaloo... here is how you enter!!
Enter your name below once for each of the following things you do!
1. Blog about this CDAC Celebration and link the direct blog post. Be sure to use the "CDAC One Year Party" picture above with all the flowers on it and link CDAC. (
2. Follow the CDAC Facebook page
3. Follow the Petaloo Facebook page
4. Follow the CDAC Twitter page.
5. Email 20 friends about this Celebration.
That is it!! Thank you for helping get the ball rolling... Enter your name once for each of the above you do. Maximum entry is five times per person. Owning a blog is not a requirement to enter this giveaway, but being a CDAC member is. Prizes will be shipped worldwide and the deadline to enter is June 30th by Midnight PST. Click Blue Frog to Enter the Petaloo Giveaway and be sure to enter your email address so we can contact you along with your direct blog link

Monday, June 27, 2011

Have you ever heard about before? I'm sure you will ask me what this site is all about. Well, let me explain. is all about toys for all ages, from birth to 12 year olds! This company was established in 2005 and is based in Milford, CT. It might be a small city but the people are known to have big hearts! Anyways, they have toys and I mean every kind!!! Baby toys such as rattles for 3months, toys for 2 year olds such as the shape sorting clock (great to learn numbers and shapes at the same time) and children books for all ages. Ebeanstalk also have toys for learning the alphabet which are perfect for preschool kids and studies have found that the earlier you introduce your child to alphabets, the better their chances of early reading. To top it off, each toy comes with a FREE custom instruction card with great play ideas. I've been to many websites but never have I seen this type of card attached to the toy.

Sometimes it's hard to pick out the best toys for your children.  Ebeanstalk helps you find the perfect one.  You can search for baby toys and kids toys for all ages.  You can go to toys by age and sort by the specific age of your child.  You can even arrange their toys by gender or category to make sure you find just what you are looking for! They have a team of moms around the country that test out all the toys with their kids, so you will always know you are getting the very best. Check it out for yourself!

They also have a 30-day return product guarantee which I personally think is awesome because most of the companies have a 15-day return policy. Ebeanstalk has more than 100 brands available! Shipping is FREE when your order is more than $75!

Do stop by and if you decide to buy their products, share your experiences with me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pink & Orange

Hello everyone,

Today, I wanted to showcase Pink & Orange together since it was the main colors that were accepted for this card.

I played with this sketch from Sketch Saturday

and here's my take:

The last picture did not come out well. I'm so sorry. I tried playing with the contrast and brightness and taht's the best I could get. The close ups are way better!!!!

Cardstock: Martha Stewart, The Write
Punch: Double Loop Martha Stewart
Acc: Stickles, prismacolor pencils, Fresh Cut from D2D, sentiment from Create with TLC, lacy labels embossing folder.

I'm going to enter them in :
D2D DT - pink + Orange+ Neutrals
Sketch Saturday

Thanks for peeking!

Annabelle Blog Hop

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AnnaBelle Blog Hop

Hi friends and welcome to our second Hop for June!  This week we are showcasing another set designed by Iwona - Baby Joy!  This is a 6" x 8" set of beautiful images perfect for that new arrival :)

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop
 Come and join us the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month as we have fun sharing a new set with you! 
Play along with us for your chance to win the Blog Hop set OR the detailed prize!
How to Play :
Playing along is now even easier!  You can leave a comment on one or all of the DT blogs and add your name using the Inlinkz tool which can be found on any of the DT blogs.
Each Hop a random winner will be drawn and if you've commented on the mystery DT blog then you will be the winner of the Blog Hop prize!   The hop will run for 1 week and the winner will be announced the following Tuesday!
So we would love for you to join in, and we would love your help to spread the word about our regular hops and prizes, and of course about our stamps!  If you could do a post and even include the banner at the top of the page that would be absolutely incredible!

To begin the hop head on over to my blog HERE :)
Thanks everyone....see you on the hop!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My favorite color is ... PINK!!!

I love Pink and is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red. It's cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls.. It also represents universal love and hope to find a cure for cancer.

So today I wanted to represent this color through this card:


MS cardstock paper, Prisma flowers, ribbon and papers from stash, May freebie image from KennyK downloads, Just a note freebie image from Limited Runs Stamps, prismacolor pencils, brad

I'm entering the card in the following:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #49 - Favorite color
Limited Runs Stamps
Really Reasonable Ribbon #26 - Sentiment or Journaling theme
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Ribbons and brads

Thanks for leaving some love!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Create with TLC: Digi Blog giveaway!

Create with TLC has a digi blog giveaway and here is what you have to do:

Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).
Post the TLC Logo below on your blog with a link back to the TLC blog ... telling about the give away...
Come back and enter your name and blog to the linklist below.
Random Winners will be selected on Sunday afternoon for three SETS of their choice.
Added Bonus....We will start out with one winner.....for every TEN people that play along I will add another if 100
people sign up ... there will be TEN WINNERS~! get the word out there...the more that sign up the more chances of winning...MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW ALLLL DIRECTIONS...Make sure you are letting people know about the blog candy...the more that sign up the better your odds of winning.

Cute as a buggy

You might be wondering why I have "Cute as a buggy" as my title? That's because I had used my cuttlebug for the first time since hubby gave it to me for my birthday and that was a while back. It's been sitting in a corner and today, I've decided it has to come out!!!

I've made 2 cards today and please bear with me if this post is a tad bit too long. The first card is for my nephew who's turning five this Saturday and he loves BOATS, so I figured this would work out well. I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday:

MS cardstock paper, K & Company chipboard, Prisma pearls & crystals, boat freebie image from Digi Darla, Joyeux Anniversaire sentiment from Create with TLC, prismacolor pencils, D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, scallop punch

The 2nd card is for my girlfriend who loves bright flowers and is always a cheerful person.

MS cardstock paper, paper from stash, Mary, Mary freebie image from Designed to Delight, flower image from Floppy Latte Designs, Friends sentiment from Meljen's Designs and Wishing you a tweet day sentiment from Doodle Pantry, Floral fantasy embossing folder.

I'm entering them in the following:

1st card:
DYSU #23 - birthday
Digi Darla challenge - something blue
Charisma Cardz- how old
Digi Doodle -  no patterned paper
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Boy, oh boy
Incy, Wincy Designs  98- Fathers Day/ Masculine
Paper Take Weekly - Dads & Lads
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Man card
Wags n Whiskers 56 -  One for the boys
Stamp Challenge - Something Punched
2nd card:
D2D Challenge - Cute as a buggy
Meljen's # 62 - Pink & pearls
Floppy Latte Design - Funky Flower Contest
Doodle Pantry #13
Sweet Stamps - Embossing
Anything goes - Here comes summer

and entering both in:
Making it Monday
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - open

Thanks for peeking.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A masculine card

Hello everyone,

I wanted to create a masculine card for father's day and since he's a big coffee fan, I would like to dedicate this to him.

Here it is:

Supplies: The Write Cardstock Paper, Paper from stash, Coffee image from Karber Digital, Youre so sweet stamp.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:
Karber #33 - Use scraps
D2D - Masculine, no flowers

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Designed 2 Delight : Fence Freebie Image

Every Friday, you receive an image from Designed 2 Delight if you had participated the previous week. But the first Friday of the month, you can get the image for free and all you have to do is participate because you can the next image FREE. How awesome is that?

Here's my take for this week and remember everybody is a WINNER!!!

 A close up:

Supplies used: Fence freebie image from Designed 2 Delight, Have a great day stamp, prismacolor pencils, papers form stash, K Marcella felt flower.

Thanks for peeking and please leave some love:-)

June 2011 SOAP CASE Competition @ Waltzingmouse Stamps

Waltzingmouse Stamps is having a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Competition and you are to find a project or a card that will inspire you and do exactly the same. I tried to copy Anya's card and used the shamrock freebie image since I don't own an actual Waltzingmouse stamp.

Here is what I've done:

Supplies: Kraft Paper, Diamond dots background stamp, prismacolor pencils, the Write Cardstock paper.

Thanks for looking and please leave me some love:-)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer fun with Crabby

Since summer is here, I'm really looking forward to take the kids to the beach nad play in the war m sunny beaches and swim a bit. It's so hot today and we have a heat alert in Toronto. Must be careful not to get sun burn!

Here is my card for today

Close ups:

and I'm entering in the following challenges:

Meljen's Design - Challenge #61 - Coastal fun
Catch The bug - Anything goes
Sweet stamping - Playing in the summer fun
CES - Clean and simple

The Write Cardstock Paper, K & Company Spaghetti Paper pack, MS Double loop corner punch, freebie image from Tiffany Doodle, summer fun freebie from Meljen's Design, prismacolor pencils, stickers from stash.

Please leave some love and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry Blog: It's a Blog Parade!!!

Doodle Pantry is having Blog Parade and of course, there are prizes to win and rules to follow.

Here's what you have to do:

"Hello!    Today we are having a very first Blog Parade!  (More commonly known as a Blog Hop *wink*)
Please read ALL the details before hopping along to the next blog (blog roll at bottom of this post, above the photos).

Since we have a big Creative Team of 19, we are making the posts short and sweet and filled with inspiration using the images that will be released in just 2 days!!  We have so many new releases that I think you will love. 
  • TIME FRAME:  June 3 (6 am eastern) through June 5 (6 pm eastern)
  • PRIZES:  5 winners each getting a $15 store coupon
  • WHAT TO DO TO ENTER, just 3 things:
  1. Visit and make a comment on each blog in the BLOG ROLL list below
  2. Return to this post and add your name, and (if you have one) url blog link in the blue frog linky (or you can use a url of your online public gallery as long as it does NOT require an account for someone to be logged in to see it)
  3. Leave a comment on THIS POST last telling me what image you liked the most from all the Creative Teams blog parade posts.
  • Winners will be drawn at random from the LINKY, but will not be notified until it is verified that each have commented on every blog. A new winner is drawn if one of the first did not comment on every blog.
  • Winners are announced on June 6 at 6 am eastern, here on this blog. "
What are you waiting for? Go do some  hopping!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Christmas Card

Hello everybody,

I wanted to start on my Xmas cards early this year but I promise there won't be that many each week:-)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
D2D - “Christmas/Winter + Paper Piecing” – Saturday’s DT Challenge
Card Patterns - Sketch 117 and I had to follow this

Here is my card:

 Here is a close up:

Papers: Winterberry Specialty Collection, The Write Cardstock
Stamps & sentiment: Penny Black Candy Cane Wishes
Accessories: Creative Memories round corner punch, Fiskars template, American Crafts ribbon, prismacolor pencils.

Please leave me some love:-) Thanks!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy birthday MOM!

I will send my mom this birthday card that will tell her how I feel about her since she is so far away from me.
I love you MOM! Happy Birthday! I also wanted to wish her a belated mother's day which was celebrated in the last week of May.
Here it is:

This is a close up

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - Variety
A Spoonfull of sugar - Flower Power
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT- Make your own embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday -Ribbon
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Triple Digits
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges - Blossoms and blooms
Crafts and Me - Punch it
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

I also wanted to enter it in the Digi Darla challenge yesterday but it's closed now:-(


Papers: Martha Stewart Cardstock Paper, Creative Memories baby purple
Stamps: Digi Darla
Colors used:
Copic marker E00 (Skin), Stampin Up Barely Banana (Hair), Stampin Up Almost Amethyst (Hat & Dress) , Copic Marker V15 (Ribbon on hair), Tip Z felt tip marker 0.4mm purple (Ribbon & border of Dress), Flowers (Prismacolor Pencils).
Embellishments: Ribbon from stash, World's best mom sticker from Recollections Mom, red buttons from stash
Punches: Creative Memories Corner punch, 1" flower punch

Thanks for peeking and please leave some love:-)