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Thursday, April 17, 2014

TIME FOR INSPIRATION FROM LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   Busy week here, but today is the last day of school for kids this week as they are off tomorrow for Good Friday, which means I get to sleep in - woo hoo!!

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you.  Today is an inspiration post and the girls will be sharing their creations on the LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK and LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK, so I hope you will check those out!

I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Don't forget our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  is DISTRESSING!!  You can do this using ink, ripping or roughing the edges of your papers.   You have until Tuesday, April 22 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Swings 'n Slides Spring Morning.  I love this image and it was such fun to color with my Copics and Sakura pens.  I cut him out with scissors and mounted on a new die (can't remember manufacturer).  Other dies used are all Nesties.  Papers are American Crafts DP and Bazzill, Core-dinations CS.  Buttons are from Bag o Buttons.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.  Sure hope you like it!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EASTER CHALLENGE AT HOBBYBOOK!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at HOBBYBOOK CHALLENGE and it is EASTER!   Please make sure you follow our Challenge Rules - you can find them conveniently in the right sidebar of HOBBYBOOK CHALLENGE Blog.

Our challenge runs just about 2 weeks.  This current challenge will close at 10pm EST on Tuesday, April 29.  One winner will be chosen by random.org to receive 3 images of choice from HOBBYBOOK SHOP!!  We will also have a Top 3 as long as we have at least 10 entries, so please tell your friends about us!!


My card features Lil Red Riding Hood image from HOBBYBOOK SHOP.  I think she is just precious and I have such fun coloring her with my Copics and cutting out with Nestie.  DP is Whimsy Stamps and Bo Bunny, layered dies are from Sue Wilson.  Sentiment from Haded Blossom is cut with Nestie and pearls are from Bo Bunny.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

EASTER OR SPRING CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and it is EASTER or SPRING.  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  You have until April 29 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.


I have used this stunning image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY - Margarita.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with my brand new Nesties.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and also cut with Nesties.  DP is from my stash and CS is CTMH, Bo Bunny and Bazzill.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Bling is from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTER CHALLENGE AT ODDBALL ART!

Hello, I'm thrilled to announce that it's time for our NEW Challenge at Oddball Art Stamps Blog.  Our challenge this month is EASTER.  

We have a few simple rules for you to follow if you want to play along:

1. You must follow our theme
2. Please mention and link back to our challenge on your personal blogs/galleries
3. Creations must be NEW, no backlinking
4. Limit of 3 entries per person

Challenge will run just about a month, closing on May 14 at 10pm EDT.  1 Random winner will get to choose 3 digis from ODDBALL ART STAMPS and we will also have a Top 3.

Other than that, you are free to use images from any company, however, we'd sure love to see you use images from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.  Lizzy, our amazing owner/illustrator, has so many wonderful images in the shop.  Here are some other useful links to help you become more familiar with the awesomeness that is ODDBALL ART STAMPS!!

Some useful links:
Company Website ♥ http://www.oddballartco.com
Art Blog ♥ http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco
Facebook Friend Page ♥ http://www.facebook.com/oddballart
Twitter ♥ http://www.twitter.com/oddballartco
Flickr ♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddballartco
Zazzle ♥ http://www.zazzle.com/oddballartco
Fine Art America ♥ http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lizzy-love
Tumblr ♥ http://www.oddballartco.tumblr.com


My card uses BIG EYE GIRL IMAGE #30 from ODDBALL ART STAMPS.   I have colored this cute image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with Nesties.  Ribbon was a free gift from A Cherry On Top.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut out with Frantic Stamper die.  DP is Doodlebug Designs, CS is Bazzill and SU.  Flower die is from Nellie Snellen.  Zva Creative bling flourish rounds out my card.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Remember, I have BLOG CANDY:)

MUFFIN GIRL FROM WHIMSY STAMPS!

Hello everyone!!  I am here again today, this time to share my latest creation using one of the fabulous April Digi New Releases found at the Whimsy Stamps Store.   Remember that all Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.   To find all of the digital images available, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Also, don't forget to enter our Current Challenge ANYTHING GOES - you have until May 6 to come play along!!


My creation today uses Muffin Girl digi from the Lia Stampz Vintage Girls Collection.  I love this gorgeous image and she was so much fun to color with my Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I used R37, R35, R32 and a dash of R30 to color her dress and bow.  I really like how this color turned out and how it matches with the papers.  I sure hope you like it too.  DP is from my stash and CS is Bazzill and Coredinations.  I chose a Sizzix die for the flower and cut the image out with Joy! Crafts die.  Sentiment is from Hampton Art and is cut out with My Creative Time die.  Crystalized bling is from Prima.

Remember, I have BLOG CANDY!!

LOTS OF WHITE CHALLENGE PLUS BLOG HOP!!

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and it is USE LOTS OF WHITE (your image can be colored).  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!  We also have a BLOG HOP starting today to showcase our new Baby Release - there's 7 DT members with projects, so make sure you visit all of them and leave comments for the chance to win:)


Our winner's prize this time is 3 digis of choice from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS – what a fabulous prize!


Come visit the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS store to see all the WONDERFUL products available!!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp, digi image or die from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. Also, a if you are or become a follower of our Inspiration Blog CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, add a 3 after your name.  That means if you used an image or die from our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS shop and follow CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, you can add 6 after your name, which gives you 6x entries!!  You have until Monday, April 21 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp "Tea Party Anyone?"  I have colored this stunning image with Copics and cut out with scissors.  It's mounted on a Tattered Angels doily die.  I also chose some corrugated heavy vellum, and CS from Bazzill.  Embossed piece is done with Sizzix EF.  Lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and bling from Bo Bunny.  Sentiment from My Creative Time is cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along and take the Blog Hop!

Remember, I have BLOG CANDY!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

EASTER CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.  It's supposed to be warm here this weekend before cold weather comes back in the early part of the week, so I plan on taking full advantage of the nice weather:)

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is EASTER.  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, April 25, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – 3 items of choice from  THE CUTTING CAFE (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - set #3 is now available.


My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS image Izzy's Little Lamb.  I love this image, especially the lamb, it's so cute!  I had such fun coloring the image with Copics and I cut out with dies from my stash.  I chose Doodlebug Designs DP and Bazzill CS.  Buttons are from Bag o Buttons and sentiment from My Creative Time cut with die from My Creative Time.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)

Reminder:  I have BLOG CANDY:)

Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - spring is in the air
Color Me Creative Challenge - anything goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or pastels
Paper Creator's Crafts - spots and dots
Pumpkin spice - Easter
Animal Friends Challenge - Easter or spring plus animalSuzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Easter

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET - DISTRESSING!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   We are finally supposed to reach 70 degrees here today so I am super excited.  It has been a long and dreary winter.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you.
The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we have a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  is DISTRESSING!!  You can do this using ink, ripping or roughing the edges of your papers.   You have until Tuesday, April 22 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Polka Dot Pals Fiona.  I think she is so cute!  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pen.  She is cut out with Nestie and distressed with Ranger Distress Ink.  DP is DU and CS is SU and Bazzill.  I don't know if you can see, but I have distressed the edges of all my layered papers using my CTMH distress tool.  Flowers are Petaloo and I think they have a distressed look as well.  Sentiment from Scrappy Moms and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)

Don't forget, I have blog candy!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT WHIMSY STAMPS!!

I'm pleased to announce that we have a NEW CHALLENGE today at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG and it is ANYTHING GOES!    Hope you will come play along at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG as well as check out all the gorgeous creations from the DT.

Please remember to mention our challenge with a link to WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG on your blog post.  Anyone can enter using any image, but you are limited to 3 entries per person.   Sure hope you will come join the fun!

Don't forget to check out our NEW Digital Releases from


this month at Whimsy Stamps Store.  All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.


My creation uses "Summer Girl" from the New Release from the Marika Collins Collection.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die.  Papers are from my stash, sentiment is from K. Andrew and cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die.  Squares cut with Nesties and border done with EK Success punch.  Pearls from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)

Remember, I have BLOG CANDY!!

Challenges:

Baffies Kreativladen - for a woman
Creative Moments - anything goes/girly
Scrappers' Delights - flowers
Creative Card Crew - spring
Crafty Bloggers Network - die cuts (or embossing)
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Stamp and Create - spring flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Ditzie Digi Designs - anything
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or spring

Saturday, April 5, 2014

COLOR CHALLENGE AT THE DOODLE GARDEN!!

Happy Saturday to all!  Hope you are having a great start to the weekend.   I am happy to announce a NEW CHALLENGE at THE DOODLE GARDEN and it is a Color Challenge this time around.  Here's the color palette we want you to use - nice and pastel-y just right for some spring/Easter creations or whatever else you wish as long as you follow this color scheme.


Anyone can come play in our challenge, we'd love to see you using an image from THE DOODLE GARDEN DIGI SHOP, but it is not required to play in our challenge.  There are also Freebies available at THE DOODLE GARDEN that you will want to check out.  Our challenge runs until April 30th, so plenty of time to come join the fun!


Today's creation uses Flight Lesson from THE DOODLE GARDEN DIGI SHOP.   I have colored this lovely image with Copics and added some Atyou Spica for her wings.  Image cut out with Taylored Expressions die.  DP is Basic Grey, CS is Bazzill.  I chose a die from Susan Wilson for the circle, Prima pearls, bling flourish from Zva Creative and sentiment from Jaded Blossom cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Don't forget, I have BLOG CANDY!:)

Challenges:

Crafty Calendar - things with wings
Kit and Clowder - something blue
So Artful Challenge - signs of spring (shades of green plus other colors)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic - something for Easter or Spring
Craftitude - anything goes
Polkadoodles - animal magic
A Little Bit Crafty - the birds and the bees
Animal Friends Challenge - spring/Easter plus animal
Feeling Crafty Challenge - anything for a child

Friday, April 4, 2014

NEW RELEASE AND NEW CHALLENGE AT SAMI STAMPS!!

Happy Friday everyone!   Yay, it is almost the weekend:)  I just wish it would stop raining - it has rained here almost continuously since Wednesday.  I am not a big fan of rain.


We have a NEW RELEASE today at SAMI STAMPS - Spring Flowers!   I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find ALL of Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!

Our Current Challenge is a Sketch and here are our rules to enter:





You have until the end of April to come play along.  We also have a NEW $2 deal and Freebie with purchase offer as well, so hope you will check those out:)


My card this week uses 2 of the SAMI STAMPS SHOP New Release images - Purple Pansies and Wildflower Beauty.  In case you can't read the sentiment - it says "April Showers Bring May Flowers" and is from Paper Sweeties and cut with MFT die.  Images are colored with Copics and white dots in flowers added with Sakura pen.  Seam binding from My Craft Spot used for ribbon/bow and button from Bag O Buttons.  Bling is from The Paper Studio.  CS is Bazzill and DP is from my SEI.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  (FYI, I forgot to use the sketch, but if you wish to play along, please follow it:))  Hugs!

Don't forget, I have BLOG CANDY:)

Challenges:

A Creative Need - signs of spring
Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring
Craftitude - anything goes
Scrapping4FunChallenges - anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon - spring time
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - stamps and favorite technique (coloring with Copics)
Cards Galore Encore - include your favorite color (purple)
Connie Can Crop - pastels and polka dots
Doodle Pantry - any digi goes
Mema's Challenge - anything goes

Thursday, April 3, 2014

INSPIRATION THURSDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   My kids went back to school this week and I cannot believe how quickly the week has flown by!

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you.
The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Don't forget our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  is ANYTHING GOES!!  You have until Tuesday, April 8 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET ON FACEBOOK.

Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Polka Dot Pals Jamie.  I had a great time coloring this image, using colors I don't use as often for her clothes and I am really pleased how they all came together.  Border punch done with MS punch, bling from Bo Bunny, Sentiment from Cardz TV and cut with Avery Elle die.  3D flower die is Nestie.  DP is Doodlebug Designs and CS is Bazzill, CTMH and Core-dinations.  Sure hope you like it:)  Thanks so much for visiting me today.

Don't forget my BLOG CANDY!

Challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons - dies and punches
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - April showers bring May Flowers (flower die and punch are over 6 mos. old)
Top Tip Tuesday - cute
Crafty Bloggers Network - die cuts or embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - frame
Cutie Pie Challenge - cute with dies and punches
Ooh La La Creations - for a child
The Paper Nest Dolls Norway - spring colors
TimbroScrapMania Stamping Challenge - only for a girl
Lacy Sunshine - add flowers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

THINGS WITH WINGS CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and it is THINGS WITH WINGS.  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  You have until April 1 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.


I have used this stunning Spring Fairy image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY.    I have colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, large die is from Sizzix.  I chose this awesome sentiment from Saturated Canary and cut with Nestie.  Bling is from Prima.  CS is Bazzill and CTMH and DP from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Don't forget my BLOG CANDY!!

CHALLENGES:

A song in your He{ART} - Everything grows
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with handmade bow
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - frame
My Craft Creations - anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Bearly Mine - spring
Copic Spain Challenge - flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW DIGITAL RELEASE BLOG HOP AT WHIMSY STAMPS!!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April digital release blog hop!!!!  We have lots of new images to share with you today created by

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store:)

As you hop along, don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!  These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. 

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Audrey (me - YOU ARE HERE!)  This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store.

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Tuesday 7th April at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog.

You should have arrived from Michelle.  If you did not arrive from there, please return to Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog and start at the beginning.

You are now at Audrey's Blog and I am the final stop today:)  Hope you have enjoyed the hop!  I am sharing Crissy’s Digis image "Froggie Hoppy Day 3" which can be found at Whimsy Stamps Store.


I have colored this wonderful image with Copics and Atyou Spica and then used a paper towel and alcohol to add texture to the frog.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp set and cut with Sue Wilson die.  I chose Lifestyle Crafts Ballon die to cut out image and then added a tie at the bottom using twine.  DP is My Mind's Eye, CS is SU and CTMH.  Bling is from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and that you have enjoyed the hop!!:)

Don't forget, I have BLOG CANDY!

Challenges:

Cuttlebug Mania - make us smile
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - birthdays
Top Tip Tuesday - cute
2 Cute Ink Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - die cuts or embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - frame
Ooh La La Creations - for a child
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - bling it up
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes