Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fun with Fabrics

ohhh Tuesdays.... why do I loathe you so! I guess because Tuesdays are my Mondays and the first day of my work week! But I had 2 very productive days off this week and I'm looking forward to a few extra days off next week with my brother in town visiting! Woo Hoo!! But until then I'm going to try and brighten up the day by bringing you a card I made using an amazing Tiddly Inks image for their weekly challenge

This weeks Tiddly Theme is: Fabric Fun - use any kind of fabric on your card - 

Here my card using: Wryn - Spring Bling

I made this card using a very different color combination from what I usually choose. My ultimately I knew that orange and blue are complimentary colors on the color wheel so I went with it! It's always nice to venture out and try new things when crafting =)

 I appreciate you taking a peek and I look forward to seeing all of this weeks challenge cards!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles!

It's another new release day at Whimsie Doodles and WOW do they have some awesome images this month!!! I just can't get over how cute each and every new release is =) Here is my first project of the month:

I love this image so much because you can use it for any occasion!  I just colored my image, added some ribbon and flowers and BAM! My card was finished =)

Here are some additional New release images now available:

Social Teens Collection

Social Teens Doll Heads
Thanks so much for looking and don't forget  to go pick up your new images!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Fabulous Friday

So... It's Friday! Woo Hoo!! Although I don't know why I'm so excited it's Friday because I do have to work all weekend... hmmm. I guess there is just something about Friday that reminds me that a day off from work will soon come! =)

If it being Friday isn't enough to get you excited, how about a new Wryn image from Tiddly Inks? I thought so! Without further adieu here she is! 

Isn't she just fabulous! I added the thank you stamp down at the bottom... but this images is so cool because you can use it for just about any occasion! When I started this card it wasn't my intention to make her so "blue" but it just sort of turned out that way. I found these beautiful roses from Prima and I just had to use them!

I'm still in the learning stage of using my copics. Unfortunately, I don't have too many to choose from. But thanks to the other AMAZING artist on the Tiddly Inks design team, I do believe I am gradually getting better =) So thank you to all of my amazing team mates for your inspiration!!

Have a GREAT weekend y'all! 


Monday, February 20, 2012

So sweet

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made using an older image from Whimsie Doodles. I love this image in itself but I also love how it comes in a bundle of 6 images and all for only $5.00! You can make 6 cards for 6 different occasions using images that cost less than $1.00 a piece! Sweet!!

Materials used: Scrap cardstock and patterned paper, wrinkled ribbon, pearls, buttons, embroidery floss, and paper punches by Martha Stewart crafts. Oh, and my sewing machine =)

 I paper pieces this entire image and cut out the pieces to layer on top of foam for added dimension. I also chalked around each piece to add a little more color depth.

I am also entering this card in the folowing challenge:
Pollycraft- ribbon and buttons
CES Challenges- Spots and Dots
Allsorts- anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts- Ribbon/ Bows

Hope everyone has a great week! 

Oh, Scrap!

So I'm getting an early start this morning before the kids get into their full crazy mood for the day. I love the first few hours of the morning when they are still a little bit sleepy and will actually sit still for awhile.=)

Today I'm bringing you a card I made for this months Whimsie Doodles Challenge. The theme is "Oh, Scrap!" Your card has to be made using scraps of textured cardstock and patterned paper.  I personally love  this challenge because I have sooo much paper! I'm fairly confident I could wallpaper the entire house with it! It's nice to make use of all the extra tid bits of paper laying around.

Theme: Oh, Scrap!

Materials used: Whimsie Doodles image, copic markers, foam squares, scrap cardstock, scrap paper from My Minds Eye, button, pearls, and wrinkle ribbon from Shari's Paper Trail on etsy.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Everything that sparkles...

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you blog friends! I personally don't care too much for the holiday but I do love creating projects for it! Since pink is my color it makes Valentine's Day so much more enjoyable =)

Today at Tiddly Inks there is a super fun challenge going on! The challenge goes on for 2 weeks so be sure to enter at a chance to win a cool prize! We are also welcoming a brand new member to the Tiddly team so be sure to stop by and say Hi to Lou!! She's so talented and i know you will enjoy seeing her work as much as I do!

Theme: Sparkles!!

materials used: Sparkle cardstock and patterned sparkle paper, ribbon, prima daisy flowers, recollections flowers and leaves (from Michaels) self adhesive pearls, chalk, and spellbinders die cuts. Oh, and Copics of course =)

I made this card with some of the brightest colors that I've used in a long time and I think it turned out good. Kinda brightened my day after having some rough weather here in the midwest. Thanks so much for looking!!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hey everyone! Man has life been kicking me in the butt lately! Whew! Seems like there is ALWAYS something coming up that I hadn't planned on. Can someone say vacation? =) Anyhow, I'm bringing you a card I made for the Meljen's Design challenge this week! 

Theme: Pastels

I bought this stamp over a year ago I believe and have just now gotten around to using it! I absolutely fell in love with it and I'm so glad I used it for this challenge. i didn't plan on the card being mostly pink and purple but hey, it works!

Be sure to check out the Meljen's blog and enter YOUR challenge card for the week!

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heartfelt Love

So Christy over at Tiddly Inks has outdone herself once again with a set of new and super adorable Wryn images! And the best news... she has 2 more coming out next week! That's 4 new Wryn images! I have loved using each and every one of them! Today I'm sharing a project I made using one of the new digi's =)

I had so much fun making this card. I thought it went along with Valentine's Day perfectly! I even tried to make a V-day card without using pink =) I am currently in love with the Lost & Found paper collection by My Mind's Eye. I got 4 awesome 6 x 6 paper packs  and that paper is going fast! lol All of the paper used on this card came from the Union Square paper pack. And the best part... you can get the paper 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby! ( that makes the paper pack just $3.00 = )

Thanks so much for looking! I can't wait to see what you create! 


Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Realease Day at Whimsie Doodles!

It is that fun time of the month again over at Whimsie Doodles! They are releasing 5 super cute images that are now available for purchase! Here is a card I made using: Easter Lizzie

This card was fun and super easy to make =) I just layered some cardstock and lace, colored and shaded my image, and added a few tulips using a Martha Stewart craft punch!

Here are a few new images from Whimsie Doodles!

Thank you so much for looking! I hope you enjoy the images as much as I am!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

So today is my 27th birthday and I was having a little "quarter life crises" when I realized that the cliche is so true... age is just a number and it's all about how you feel on the inside! So today I'm CELEBRATING being another year older and hopefully a little bit wiser than last year =)

Here is a little card I made using an image from Meljen's Designs!

I also wanted to share with you a sneak peak of a new project that I will reveal tomorrow! It's a card I made using a new release image form Whimsie Doodles! I can't wait for you to see what they are releasing this month!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full project photo! I'm off now to eat pizza and spend some time with all my best friends =)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Great Catch!

Today I'm bringing you a card I made using a new image from Whimsie Doodles. With Valentine's Day around the corner they have some amazingly cute images to fit the occasion!

 Using: Great Catch

This card was so easy to make and it didn't take me long at all! And the best part was... I used ALL scraps! I was going through my craft cabinet and realized I had sooo many scraps of everything laying around. So... my goal is to use them up whenever possible.

   I'm also proud that I managed to make a Valentine's card using only a tid bit of pink! I must say I use pink on just about EVERY card I make so this is an accomplishment for me =) Thanks so much for looking!


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiddly Inks Hop Winner and New Challenge!

First of all I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in the Tiddly Inks blog hop we had a few weeks ago. I apologize that I'm just now getting around to this post! I had an emergency medical issue that I had to deal with and it took all my time and energy (not to mention money as well...lol) But I'm finally back on my feet, pain free, and back in the swing of things =)

I LOVED reading each and every comment that was left on my blog during the Tiddly Inks Hop. I am so thankful for the blogging community out there and all the encouragement that was brought my way. I am so grateful! Using random.org Carisa was chosen as the winner of the free digital image! Congrats Carisa!!

So now that I have missed 2 weeks and countless projects... I will start back up where I left off with a Tiddly project! They have a fantastic challenge going on this week! Don't forget to enter YOUR project HERE!

Theme: Valentine

 My Project using: Hedgie Hugg

Also, this week at  Tiddly Inks there are some brand new images!! Wryn is back and sweeter than ever!!

Thanks again to everyone for their kind words and support =) I will back shortly with some new projects so share!! have a wonderful day =)


Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

It's time for the first Tiddly Inks blog hop of the year! I'm so excited!! The theme for the hop today is friendship =) To keep things simple the blog hop is based on the Challenge Blog Home Page. Instead of directing you to the next page, we suggest you open a new window for the hopping around.Click control when you click on each link and it will open a window. When you are done visiting me today just click HERE to return to the mail list. There you will also find where the prizes are listed =)   

My project today was made using: Party Time Pixies

I had so much fun making this card! I had been wanting to use this image for awhile now and this seemed like the perfect time! Friends are VERY important to me and I love being able to create something special for them. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to leave a comment and share a little love today. You never know... I may just pick a lucky winner who will get this digi stamp for free ;)

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tiddly Inks.... what's coming this week!

Hey everyone! So it's going to be a VERY exciting week over at Tiddly Inks! We are having our first blog hop of the year! You will have the opportunity to hop around and see all of our new and exciting projects and also chances to win FREE images! Who doesn't love that! So check back with me here on Friday!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles!

It's that time again at Whimsie Doodles! Since joining the Whimsie Doodles team over 3 months ago I find myself getting super excited every time a new set of images come out! I'm planning a short vacation here in the next few weeks and I'm hoping to catch up and make projects with them all! =) And here they finally are:

Here is my first new release project:

using: Shy Cupid

I started my coloring this shy cupid with my copic markers. (I'm still in the learning process for sure =) I them paper pieced her dress, cut out some custom clouds and layered my background. I also added a little machine stitching and some pearls.

I can't wait to show you the rest of my Whimsie Doodles projects I have in the making. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

it's a "Wryn" Wednesday!

So I can't get over how adorable the new Wryn images are over at Tiddly Inks! Cristy has outdone herself again with the most beautiful and delicate images. With 5 new "Wryn" stamps to choose from I'm sure you will find at least one to fall in love with! (If not all 5!!) And guess what.. they are on sale!

Here are a few of my projects:

using: Wryn -Grow a Little Love

Mini Card Set using: Wryn- Grow a Little Love & Close to my Heart

Also coming out this week is some brand new images from Whimsie Doodles! Here is a sneak peak at a project I made using one of the new images!!

Thanks so much for checking out my projects! I will have another fun post for you tomorrow =)


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Little Whales

So it's my first blog post of the year! I hope 2012 is off to a great start for everyone! I don't know about you but with every new year comes a sense of a fresh start and who couldn't use that!

This week at Meljen's they are having another fun challenge! Don't forget to enter as you could win some adorable Free digi images! Click HERE to go and enter at Meljen's Blog!

This week's challenge: use BLUE

My project using: Happy Little Whale

For this card I used my photo editing program (Paint Shop Pro.) I used the original stamp as it was and then I mirrored the image and took it down a few sizes for the smaller whale. It was VERY simple to do and a fun way to use the same image in a different way. I then picked out my paper of choice and printed off my little whales adding a few 3D embellishments.

Thanks so much for taking a peek! I appreciate all the support from you all out in blog land =)

-KindraAlign Center

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Images are coming from Tiddly Inks!

I've been having fun today playing around with some brand NEW images that are being released from Tiddly Inks tomorrow! I cannot wait to show you my projects and I just know you will fall in love with them too! Here is a sneak peak!!

See you back soon with my new Wryn projects!!