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Friday, May 31, 2013

Dad The Man

For this card, I used Torico's freebie for this month, DIY Dad. I colored it with prismas and made an easel card. I also used the sketch From The Heart Stamps. Sentiment is from Create with TLC .

Here is a close up of the picture and a sideways look below. Enjoy!


Cardstock: Gina K Design Pure White
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Green Stack 
Image: Birdie Brown DIY Dad, Create from TLC
Accessories: Nesties, ribbon and buttons from stash, EK Success punch, HA CL582 Stamp set, MTF Die-Namics Star Stax
Coloring Medium: Prismacolored Pencils
Hat & Shirt: 941, 945,947
Wrench & Tool Box: 949, 1009
Overall: 992, 905
Skin: 927, 939


Birdie Brown - May Challenge 
PaperCrafting Journey - Masculine Cards
Digital Delights - For Dad
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark (Prisma Colored pencils)
Diva's Challenge - Shape Card (MFT Die-Namics Star Stax)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything goes with ribbon

P.S: I have candy which will end TODAY. Please check it here and I have updated my sales page. I really want to give these stamps a new home. Thanks!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Up, up & Away

This is my third post for today. 

This card is for the challenge at Verve Stamps where we are supposed to use stars and stripes. I used the Up, Up & Away set.  I used one of the hot-air balloons and stamped it three times. I used 5 different pigment inks for the stars and the basket. I also used the cloud in the set and fussy cut and glued them partially. 

Papers are from an old Basic Grey collection and the ribbon is from my stash. The border was done with a Martha Stewart set.

I am entering this card in the May Diva Dare challenge and also at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. I'm also adding this to the Sister Act Card Challenge, Totally PaperCrafts Challenge

P.S: I have candy which will end tomorrow. Please check it here and I have updated my sales page. I really want to give these stamps a new home. Thanks!

Thank You

This is my second post for today...

Hello everyone, hope everyone is enjoying the warmth of the sun. For today's card, I used From The Heart Stamps May Challenge stamp - Mouse For You. I colored her or him with my prismas and matted with some True Black Gina K Designs papers. The patterned papers are from an old Basic Grey collection. I added some adhesived gems for some bling and used my white gel pen to add some added texture. Foam dots were added under the image and the sentiment to add some dimension.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Galore - Sketch
From The Heart Stamps - May Challenge
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the girls
Fab N Funky Challenge - For The Girls
Stamp with Sarah Kay - Ribbon/Lace 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Stitching (Real or Faux)

P.S: I have candy which will end tomorrow. Please check it here and I have updated my sales page. I really want to give these stamps a new home. Thanks!

Friends are Like Stars

Hello my friends, I do hope your day started bright and beautiful. Today, the weather has been very generous with sunshine compared to yesterday's rain.
For today's card, I played with Words To Live By stamps set to create a summery card. It's a clean and simple card. I cut a piece of Basic Grey paper and glued it with my ATG on the left side of the card. Then, I stamped the sentiment and added some stars in different tones with a HA CL352 stamp set.


P.S: I have candy which will end tomorrow. Please check it here and I have updated my sales page. I really want to give these stamps a new home. Thanks!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sale page updated!!!!

Hiya friends, I have updated my sale page. Please check it out from my tab on the top. I would really love to send these to a new home :-) Prices are lower than retail price. These have been used once or twice and some never used. I bought those but never had the chance to play with.

Thanks for giving these new stamps a new home. 

Happy 5th Birthday D!

Hello everybody, it's Thursday...YAY!!! Can't wait for the wkend since we have a birthday party to go to. Well, it's my nephew's 5th birthday :-) Of course, I had to make a card for him, right?

Did you know that Pollycraft is back??? Yes, they are and they have a DT call too. This week, the challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMS)  is to use "Kraft, Red & White" and you get to play with either Pollycraft or LMS. I chose to play with an old digi called "Hippo Superhero". It was colored with prismacolored pencils and matted over brown cardstock. 

I also used some of my old eyelets that I bought and never, ever used since I didn't know how. but today, was the first day and boy, did I have so much fun! I also dry embossed one of the strips of white cardstock. Hopefully, you can see it :-) For the sentiment outside, I used some washi tape. Gotta love it! 

Card Recipe:
Image: PollyCraft Hippo Hero, FSS sentiment, 
Ink: printer, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper: copic xpress, Cosmo Cricket Girl
Extras: nesties, dimensionals, Cuttlebug e/f, eyelets, eyelet setter, ribbon, Prismacolored pencils
Body: 949
Shirt: 926,943,945, 1003
Cape and Mask: 922, 924, 926


Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Kraft, Red, White
PollyCraft - DT Call
Moving Along with Times - Embossing (Dry)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything goes with ribbon
Southern Girls Challenge - Going Spotty Dot
Crafts and Me Challenges - Lots of layers
Whimsy Inspirations - Anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything goes with sentiment on front

P.S: I have candy which will end May 31st. Come and see it here. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Friends Forever

Hello everyone, hope you're having a fantastic day so far. Mine is not too bad given the fact that my son is getting better now. Poor little one!

The theme at Meljen's Designs this week is Words with Friends and I decided to play with a freebie that she gave away on PCP. I colored the image with Prismas and die cut the circles of the designer papers using my Circle nesties. The hearts and sentiment inside are from Hero Arts. I added some foam dots as you can see above. Yellow baker's twine was used to finish the card.

 I used some stickles to give her shirt some bling. Hope you can see it!

The colors have been used from DTC'S color palette below which I tweaked a bit.

The inside - I went really plain.

Card Recipe:
Image: Meljen's Designs Freebie. FSS sentiment, HA heart stamp
Ink: printer, Memento Black, Rose Bud
Paper: copic xpress, DCWV Green Paper Stack, Recollections
Extras:  nesties, stickles, dimensionals, Prismacolored pencils.
Face & Hand: 927, 939
Shirt: 930, 994, 995
Pants and ball: 908,909, 912
Dog: 943, 945, 1034
Shadow: 949
Cheek: 928
Bandana: 909


Meljen's Designs - Words with Friends
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - A Man's Best Friend
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Forever Friends - For A Child
From The Heart Stamps - Sketch
Divas by Design - Friendship
Pennys Challenge - Circle
Whimsy Inspirations - Anything goes
Designed To Color - Color Palette (tweaked the colors a bit)

P.S: I have candy which will end May 31st. Check it out here. Good luck!

Believe You Can

The Stamping Chef's new challenge for this week is metal and for me, the metal is from my yellow brad on the flower. I did not have any metal in hand since I barely use these in my creations.

I chose to play with Fairy Forest today.  I hand cut the sun rays from scrap paper and colored her with my prismas. I also cut a quarter of a circle from a piece of cream cardstock. Doodled around the borders and finished it with a flower. 


Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You're my cup of tea

This week at The Stamping Chef, Tamara is releasing two new images "Keep Your Faith" and "Sip and Relax". I chose to play with the latter. There is something here for everyone...Tea, Coffee, Bagel... I love my tea though:-)

I colored the image with my Prismas and papers are from Recollections. Flowers are from Prima and sentiment is from Avocado Arts.

Please visit my teamies here and leave them some love. Enjoy!

P.S: I have candy which will end May 31st. Check it here and Good Luck!


Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - Whats in Your Tool Shed (Brads - rarely used)

Monday, May 20, 2013

You are Sweet

For this card, I wanted to go with a CAS style. I've tried it before and I never got it. I really wanted to go CAS for this image and I colored it with my Premier Prismas and markers. I used Lacie with Ice Cream by Mo Manning. Papers are from Cosmo Cricket - an old paper pad I have in my stash and I cut out a small border of chocolate cardstock. 
I also used a sketch from Stampin Bella. I do hope I've done justice to the sketch!

I love that stamp but never got to use it until today. I added some baker's twine and finished my card with my corner rounder. 

P.S: I have candy which will end on May 31st. Check it here and Good Luck!


Mo's DT Call - Use a Mo's image
Sentimental Sunday - CAS with sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Clean and Simple on Sunday - Pastel Pretties
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
The Squirrel and The Fox - Here comes the Girls
Send A smile 4 Kids - Pastel Colors

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You've been in my thoughts

Hello everyone, hope you're off to a great Thursday and your week has been great so far. Mine was hectic since the kids got sick again. I know you must be thinking what's happening to this family? I tell you I'm speechless but I know one of the reasons is all because of the weather. Last week, everybody was in their shorts and sleeveless tops and this week, it has been cold .. felt almost like winter especially Tuesday. I had to get the winter jackets out just for a day but still the kids got sick. Actually, my daughter got sick on Sunday and then it was my son's turn yesterday. You know what happens right? When someone is sick in the house, everybody gets sick. Today, they're bit better. Phew! What a week!

So, for this card, I have used the sketch from Delightful Inspirations and I have used Carly CreamaCup and Drew Berry Mouse. Polaroids frames are so in vogue right now and since I don't have a die like that, I had to make do. The flower button was given some dimension by using a pop dot.

I have even thought about a story for this :-) It's two friends meeting up after a while since they are both busy with their own work but stops for a minute to look at the butterflies. They chat for a couple of minutes before getting back to their own respective work. Isn't it sweet??

Here is my card:



Cardstock: White (Staples)
Images: Carly Creamacup & Drew Berry Mouse (both from The Stamping Chef)
Ink: Printer, Black & Sky Blue (Memento)
Coloring Medium: Premier Prismacolored pencils
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Punch: Butterfly
Sentiment: Create From TLC
Accessories: Black Marker Pen, Flower button from stash, Baker's Twine, Foam dot


Delightful Inspirations I {Heart} Sketches - Sketch #18
Delightful Challenge - Bingo (Button, Add Dimension, Pattern Paper)
My Heart Pieces - Anything goes


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Mother's Day" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today to honor Mothers, Daughters, Aunts or any other woman who has been a great influence in our lives!  

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s gift card. 

To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 15th on Miranda's blog! 

If you came from Sarah Mae, then you're on the right track. If not, start from the beginning which is Miranda

For my card, I used the Mojo Monday sketch and changed the square shape into a circle one. I colored Gertie with my prismas and fussy cut her. Papers are from an old Cosmo Cricket paper pad and the ribbon is from my stash. I also dry embossed the cardstock before I started all the gluing. Sentiment is my own handwriting. 

Next on the hop is Vicki.

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 


Don't forget I have candy which will end on May 31st. Check it out here. Good luck!!!


ATS Wednesday Challenge - Shaped Cards
Celebrate The Occasion - Mothers Day
Loves RubberStamps - Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown - Mothers Day
Scrap-Creations Challenge - Mothers Day

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Birthday Card for Ronald Mac Donald House Blog Hop

Hi, welcome to the Birthday Card for Ronald Mac Donald House Blog Hop. The theme is Birthday Cards for either a Boy/Girl. The children's hospitals here are the best for about 6+ hours in any direction so this RMH serves a lot of families - they can rooms for 17 at a time. When they ask for donations, they ask for anything that someone might need so that they don't have to spend their money, gas, or time going out to buy it, so this will be something small but appreciated!!

For this hop, there will be 2 prizes, a stash prize given randomly to a commenter (you have to  comment on every blog),  a stamp set and crinkle ribbon from her etsy store given randomly to the people who mail Sarah cards. You can contact her for her mailing address here.

If you are coming from Sandy, then you are on the right track. If you got lost, please start with  Sarah.

For my birthday girl,  I used the sketch from Designed To Color, colored Dancin Kaylee with my Premier Prismas and used a Spellbinder Nestie to add a mat. To follow the sketch, I cut small squares from the Studio Calico Winter Wonderland and Dear Lizzy Neapolitain  and glued it to the cardstock. Sentiment is from WaltzingMouse stamps. To finish the card, I doodled along the border and added some sequins from my daughter's stash.

Here's the line up in case you get lost.
Carla -  
Remember you have to comment on every blog to be in the drawing. Happy hopping!
I still have candy which will end by the end of this month. Check it out here. Good luck!


Designed To Color - Sketch

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Creations by AR - Customer Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Creations by AR Mother's Day Customer Blog Hop. We have 11 blogs participating! 
If you have arrived from Lisa's blog, then you are on the right track. 

The theme is "Mom's Favorite Color" and her favorites are red, pink and white. I chose the Carry All template by CbyAR. This template is so versatile and I chose to leave it blank for now but will add some sweet treats for my mom later. Can't spoil the surprise now? It took only a sheet of paper to build this box!

I used the Floral Fantasy embossing folder to give some texture to the box, added some Martha Stewart patterned papers from the Love Paper Pad and wrote the sentiment in my own handwriting. For the embellishments, I punched some butterflies from glittered paper, added some Mulberry paper for the flower, a flower brad in the middle and a lace trim to finish the box. There! Sweet and simple! That's how MOM likes it:-)

Want to win a template from the store?  Here's all you have to do....

Visit and leave comments on each of our blogs listed below.  You are also welcome to leave comments on the AR Facebook PagePlease 'Like' the CbyAR page if you haven't done so. 

Comments will be accepted through midnight Eastern time on Sat., May 11. The blog hop winner will be announced on Sun., May 12 (Mother's Day!) on the CbyAR Facebook page as well as on Lisa's blog.

The NEXT stop is Diana. Have fun hopping!!!

Remember I have candy which will end on May 31. Come and have a peek.


Simon Says Stamp - Things with Wings
MelonHeadz Friends - Mother's Day
Platypus Creek Digitals - Mother's Day
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Mother's Day
The Pink Elephant - Mother's Day
Victorine Originals - Mother's Day
 Tammys Scrapin Corner - Mothers Day (Link fixed)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's a Love thang Mom

Since Mother's day is coming soon, I decided to whip up something for my mommy who loves to paint and who loves Pink :-) I used Little Art Mouse from Meljen's Designs and colored it with my Premier Prismas. I matted it with some pink cardstock and designer papers are from the Martha Stewart Love Paper pad. The sticker sentiment is from Bo Bunny and the hearts stickers are from my stash. The pin was made from my stash of beads. 

Here is a close up of the cute mouse:-)


Meljen's Designs - What's the Point
Celebrate the Occasion - Mother's Day
Party Time Tuesdays - Mother's Days
Shopping our Stash - Mother's Day or Pink
Tuesday Throwdown - Mother, My friend
Eureka Stamps - Mother's Day
MelonHeadz Friends - Mother's Day
The Pink Elephant - Mother's Day

Remember I have CANDY which will end by the end of this month. Visit the post here.

 Good Luck!!!

Animal Challenge - The Stamping Chef

Hello you all, this week at The Stamping Chef, the challenge is about animals. We do hope you will get to join in the fun as the winner will receive 3 digis from the store. I played with Birthday Tortoise,  colored with my Premier Prismas and played with the sketch from I{Heart} Sketch #17.

I embossed the card with a Stars folder and used my pigment inks to add some color. I added some clouds with a template I designed on the go and added some washi tape to finish. The strip of paper on the right is from Imaginisce Boy Oh Boy Collection. Sentiment is from a stamp from my stash and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink was used. 

Hop on to the blog to see what my fellow teammates designed for this challenge and leave them some love.


Cards Und More - Animal Friends
Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Creative Craft Challenges - All About Animals 
Loves RubberStamps - Anything goes

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Put a Ring on It Hop

Welcome to the 'Put A Ring on it' Blog hop.

If you came here from Robin you are in the right place.  You can also start over at Melanie's blog,

May is a popular month for weddings.  So we all used AT LEAST 2 circles on our project.

I went with a simple project since my son was not feeling well and he got sick again...If I had to count the number of times he got sick this past winter, my fingers won't be enough for these:-)

I chose to play with Color Me Wonderful from Saturated Canary and colored it with my prismas. The hair took me forever to color but I'm happy with the end result. I cut it with my Nesties and the sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. To finish the card, I added some medallions and butterflies from my stash.

I am the last one for this hop. Enjoy your Sunday and don't forget I have candy which ends May 31st.

Here is the line up for today:



Simon Says Stamps - Happy Mail