Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas is over and I have one day to relax, get my house back in order, and spend time with my kids before work starts back up tomorrow. But there is nothing but smiles today and it makes me so happy to know that all of our needs have been met and we have made it through a difficult year! Sometimes things actually work out and it's a GREAT feeling! =)

So... with much love in my heart I made this card using an absolutely fabulous image from Tiddly Inks! I just love this precious image. Maybe because it reminds me of my own daughter (on a good day when she's behaving of course =) It's a very simple design but the Tiddly image makes the card!

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC Holiday weekend!!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

So I finally got a chance to upload and edit a few pictures tonight. Christmas is finally over and it was a fantastic one at that! I feel blessed that in my current situation I was still able to provide a generous Christmas for my 2 little ones. God is good!! Today was a great reminder that family is everything and love encompasses all! Here is one of my last Christmas projects for the year =)

This is a sweet candy/cocoa jar I made this week for a white elephant gift exchange! The image is available for purchase at Whimsie Doodles! (and don't worry.... he made it to a good home =)

Stay tuned for some more great projects the rest of this week! I'm looking forward to getting back to work =) Also... I'm thinking about bringing some tutorials your way starting after the first of the year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's a Whimsie Wednesday!

So I've been having lots of fun with the new December release images from Whimsie Doodles! I can't believe all the a-Dorable images that came out this month!! Here's a picture of my latest project =)

using: Snow Buddy

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday!

Wow! Christy at Tiddly Inks has done it again with some amazing new digi's this week!!! I have been so busy this month with work and trying to get ready for Christmas.... it will be my first Christmas with just me and my 2 precious little kiddos and it's much harder than I thought it would be! I REALLY wish I had more time to create!! BUT I'm planning on taking a few days of vacation in January and hopefully I can make up for lost time =)

Here is a new card I made using : Little Hopper

Want to know my FAVORITE thing about Tiddly images? You can make the most simple card into something fantastic just by adding a Tiddly stamp =) Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Meljen's Challenge and New Release!

It's that time of the week again to bring you some amazing new images from Melissa at Meljen's and a fun new challenge! Check out the fun new images available at Meljen's Designs!

This week's challenge at Meljen's is:

(a little or a lot, it's up to you!)

Submit your challenge project HERE

Here's my project using: Cozy Winter Wolf Pup

This was a super easy card to make =) I just colored my image with copics, stitched a border on my background with a sewing machine, cut out some cute little felt flowers with my cuttle bug, and... BAM! My card was finished ;)

Hope the week is off to a great start for everyone! See ya soon!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh La La

With the weather starting to turn bitter cold over parts of the country it's time to warm things up a bit!! Tiddly Inks has an awesome challenge going on this week! Be sure to visit the Tiddly Challenge Blog to enter!

The theme is: Oh La La- a sexy card to warm things up!

Here is a card I made using: Druscilla

Have fun! I know I loved working with the tiddly images for this challenge!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Whimsie Doodles December Release!

All I can say is "Wow!" Whimsie Doodles has some amazing new release images this month!! (and plenty of them!) I have had a good time working with these images and I'm just getting started! Here is my first card share of the month.

using: chillin' with my snowmies

I'm not sure how I liked how the card turned out but I know one thing.... these snowmen are just adorable!! Playing along with a Deconstructing Jen challenge I made this a very simple card by just adding a few embellishments and ribbon =)

....More NEW RELEASE images!!

Thanks so much for taking a peek and don't forget to grab your own favorite stamps! I will be featuring projects using these adorable images all month long!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's a Whimsie Weekend!

So it's Saturday and bitter cold out here in the Midwest! It's the perfect time to stay inside and craft! So this weekend I will be working with my new images from Whimsie Doodles! I can't reveal them to you just yet but here is a sneak peak ;)

Hmmm.... Stay tuned as tomorrow I will be revealing the entire project! Until then, Here is a few birthday cards I made also using images from Whimsie Stamps!

Using: Gnome Surprise

Using: Shell a bration

Have a GREAT weekend!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

a-Mazing Meljen's

Hey everyone! So... I'm officially a Newbie to the Meljen's Design Team! I was so excited to be able to snag a spot on this team! It was the amazing images of Melissa at Meljen's that got me started working with digital stamps about a year ago. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to my time working with such a talented group of ladies with some of the best digital stamps around! =)

Be sure to check out the brand NEW images hitting the shop today as well as another fun challenge on the Meljen's Blog!

I made this card using the cute little Ornament Mouse stamp available at the Meljen's Shop!

Thanks so much for looking and stayed tuned for MANY more Meljen's projects =)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flower Power

It's time for another Whimsy Challenge! This week at Whimsy Inspiration Challenges blog we have a great challenge for you! The theme this week is:

Flower Power
Add a flower and a sentiment to your project!

The lucky winner will receieve 5 FREE digital images from the whimsy store!

Here is a card I made using Sharing the Warmth.

Thanks for looking and have fun!!


Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11 Challenge Time!

Whew! What a day week it has been =) Today is 11/11/11 and 11 happens to be my lucky number! It's also my favorite uncles birthday so "Happy Birthday Uncle T!"

On a crafty note... there are so many awesome challenges going on this week! If you are like me you LOVE a good challenge! This month Whimsie Doodles has a great TAG challenge! Just create or feature a tag on your project! Here is my project!

Starting this month, we will have two (2) winners for each challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from our latest release. And the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in January 2012!!
If you would like to be considered for the Guest Artist spot, you must...
- Have a blog
- Use a Whimsie Doodles image on your challenge creation
- Place an asterisk(*) by your linked name, so we know you are interested
- Be willing and able to join us the entire month of January 2012
In return...
- you will receive the ENTIRE January 2012 digital release
- a link to your blog will be placed on the Whimsie Doodles blog for the month
- you will be provided with a Guest Artist badge to display on your blog
Make sure to check out our Monthly Challenge Details page above for all rules and specifics.

Thanks for looking and check back for some more awesome challenges coming soon!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cookie Fairy

Whimsie Doodles is in the spot light again with a new fairy! Last week I brought you the Shy Fairy and today I'm featuring the Cookie Fairy! Hehe! Aren't these little girls so much fun! I enjoyed working with her so much I made 2 cards. =)

Want my advice? Go pick up the Cookie Fairy today!

Thanks for looking!


Tiddly Ink Challenge

Hey everyone! I have FINALLY had one of those productive weeks that I'm always wishing for! I've gotten about 10 projects done and it feels Amazing! I picked up a few new copics (the collection is still small but it's growing =) and I also got a set of 72 prismacolor pencils! It's been an early Christmas for me! Oh, the things I get excited about these days =)

So today I want to feature a Christmas card I made using Tiddly Inks!

This week at Tiddly Inks the challenge is: Anything goes!

I made this card using the Christmas Princess stamp! Be sure to check out there store for this stamp and soooo many other cute ones!

Want to enter the Tiddly Challenge? Just click HERE to submit your project on their blog!

Thanks for taking a peek and have an awesome week!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eternal Love

Yesterday was my day off from work and it was cold and rainy so... I shut myself up and watched some Twilight movies! The new one is coming out at the end of the month and I'm kind of excited to see it =) In the spirit of the Twilight mood... I made this card using an adorable image from Tiddly Inks!

Thanks so much for taking a peek! I have another card using a Tiddly Inks image that I will post soon! Have a great week!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Whimsie Doodles on Facebook!

Hey Guys! Just wanted to spread some fun news today that Whimsie Doodles has a NEW Facebook fan page! Click HERE to visit the new page and be sure to "like" us! There is also a freebie image you can pick up too!

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Realease Day at Whimsie Doodles!

Hey guys! It's that time again for some brand NEW amazing images from Whimsie Doodles! I get so excited every month to play around with their new images. Being on the Whimsie Doodles design team has been an absolute blast and I'm thankful for every month I get to design for such a great team!

Here is a card I made using the new Shy Fairy stamp!

Be sure to stop by Whimsie and check out their newest stamps!!
Click HERE for the Whimsie Store =)

Here are just a few new images:

Shy Fairy

Cookie Fairy

Sleigh Ride Elfing

Thanks for looking!!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Whimsy Blog Hop Time!

It's time for some awesome NEW releases over at Whimsy Stamps! We are having a blog hop starting today to show off some of the new stamps now available!

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Tuesday 8th November at 12 Noon EST.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop and will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy! There will also be 2 winners chosen at random to win a digi image of their choice so be sure to leave comments along the way!

If you are coming from TONI's blog you are in the right place!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Preview

So I know Christmas is still almost 2 months away...but if you are like me you start working on your Christmas projects early! Wither it's making cards, ornaments, keepsake items, or gift bags I have my hands full with projects waiting to get started or be finished! Here are a few items from my Holiday collection that may help you get your projects finished in time this year =) All of my items are available for purchase in my etsy shop! Just click HERE to check out my items!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Whimsy Challenge!

It's time for another fun challenge over on the Whimsy Inspirations blog! This week's challenge is... Button It!! Use at least one button on your project =) Here is the card I made using the Flower Blossom Tree now available for purchase at Whimsy Stamps!

The Lucky winner of this week challenge will receive 5 FREE digital Stamps!

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whats New in My Neighborhood

Hey everyone! I'm showing off some new projects today along with some info on some super awesome challenges!

For starters... Whimsie Doodles has an AMAZING Breast Cancer Awareness challenge going on right now! They are offering some great BCA images for purchase at a discounted price and ALL PROCEEDS are donated to Breast Cancer research! How awesome is that!!! Just click HERE to go to the challenge site! Using the Save the Hooters stamo I created this card:

Please take the time to check it out!!

Also this week over at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog there is a great Die Cuts/Punches challenge going on. The winner receives a $15.00 gift certificate to the Whimsy Store! Here is my die cut project:

Using the NEW Autumn Friends digital stamp I created this fun little fall card. It is available for purchase at Whimsy Stamps! Be sure to check out the fun challenge!

Thanks for looking =)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Release Day At Whimsie Doodles!

Yay! New release images have hit Whimsie Doodles! With some awesome images for Christmas ans Halloween you will be sure to find something to fit your needs! And don't forget about the AMAZING Breast Cancer Awareness images that have already been added! Here are a few new release images =)

Using the new Tis the Season images above I made this card my enlarging the present image!

Thanks for looking and be sure ot check back for some more creations using Whimsie Doodles!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cute Little Candy Corn

It's time for another fun challenge over at Meljen's Designs! This weeks challenge was to use a square and a circle on the same project! Using the Cute Little Candy Corn image I made these cute little Halloween cards.

Tomorrow is also a new release day at Whimsie Doodles! They have some AMAZING new images coming out! here is a sneak peek at one of them! Enjoy =)