Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stampendous Birthday Card

I'm quickly sharing this card with you before I head to Edison, NJ for the week-end and the Stamp, Scrap, Art Tour Show.
I've used CTMH sentiment stamps; the main image is a Stampendous stamp; and the cupcake is a digi stamp from A Day for Daisies.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
DRS Designs Challenge #146 - Any Autumn Holiday
Quoth the Raven Quest #48 - Color Challenge
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #124 - Purple, Orange, White and Black

Have a great week-end.  
See you with my Love to Scrap Challenge DT card on Monday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shaker Card

This was my morning quick make before I headed out to do some garden work.
It was relatively quick because I just used odds and ends laying on my work table.  The only thing I got out of a drawer was the flocking I used for snow inside the shaker.  I had colored this enthusiastic hound a while ago and thought he'd be perfect for a shaker card, which is the option for the current Anything Goes Challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 32.  I think it took me longer to figure out where I got this digi ( Shoveling Snow from QKR Stampede) than it did to make the card.  I've been trying to write that info on the back of each digi after I print it, but missed this one. 
I am also entering this card in these challenges:
Squigglefly Challenge #43 - Use a Frame 

Now I must be off.
I wasted so much time investigating where I got the hound, the ham hock in the pot is ready for the beans.
And I told myself I was going to do some dusting and vacuuming today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Apple Costume for Tuesday Throwdown DT

When little halloweeners live too far away to actually trick or treat at your house, it's still nice to send them a little card, like this one I made using  Apple Costume Digi Stamp by Chi Chi Memories Designs.

It is my DT contribution for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Dress Up Challenge #219.  Chi Chi Memories Designs, the sponsor of this week's challenge, offers many adorable images in their store, both individually and in sets, digital papers and a few freebies for you to try.  And they also have a monthly challenge for you to join.
It is always fun to see what my teammates at Tuesday Throwdown create using the images provided to us by our sponsors.  I admit, I laughed out loud, when I saw the sentiment Nana Connie used with the same Apple Costume Digi.  My son and daughter both got detention in middle school for saying just that to each other within earshot of a teacher.

Today, I'll be submitting this card to these challenges:
2 Cute Ink Challenge #118 - Halloween Treats 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #53 - Anything Goes + Halloween Option
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #22 - Halloween or Dressing Up
Craft for the Craic Challenge #9 - Something Suitable for a Child
Delightful Challenges - 3's not a crowd (3 apples & 3 stars)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mason is going to be 3! + Mojo Monday

How can he be 3 already? 

They grow up so fast!
I really should get this card in the mail quickly.  
He could be turning 4 in the blink of an eye! 

(I put this kangaroo on a spring.  Hope he doesn't drop the cake!)

The sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #79  was perfect for this card.
And I pulled out the CTMH Stardust paper pack, which has nice boy colors.
Stamps, cricut cuts, sequins and sparkles are CTMH, too.

I'll be back later to finish this post and add my Mojo Monday Tall and Skinny Card.

Well, I'm back and here is my T&S Card for Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 369.
I came across this cute paper (a freebie from a magazine) in my stash. The cute birdies with red hats reminded me that I have a Red Hat Society class to teach in November.  I found these hat stamps by Stampendous on ebay a while ago, so I thought I'd give them a try.  I tied those tiny bows using a kitchen fork.  Works like a charm.

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #369
Craft-dee Bowz October Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 - Cut It Up (I punched out the scalloped squares.)
Christmas Card Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #45 - Include a Hat
Allsorts Challenge Week 282 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #200 - If you want to get a head... get a hat.
Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #4- AG + Pink Twist
Polka Doodle Challenge Week #42 - Christmas Fun

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I couldn't 'bear' to wait a moment longer....

to use this cute stamp set and matching die from Sweet n Sassy,
especially after looking at all the wonderful inspiration 
provided by their Design Team in the 

Along with entering this card in the Sweet n Sassy Blog Hop,
I am submitting it to the following challenges:

Jingle Belles Challenge - Not a creature was stirring....
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #97 - If you go down to the woods..... (bear or fairy)
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - Christmas (My oldie is the MS blue DP which I picked up on clearance after Christmas last year.)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Smell My Feet????

I just love this cute Bugaboo Image, Trick or Treat Feet, for Halloween.  I've used some great Graphic 45 paper (a prize from Pumpkin Spice) to border the image top and bottom, markers for coloring, liquid pearls for spider eyes, fun border punch, gold metal accents by TPC, and crinkled ribbon for the bow.
Wow!  There are so many Halloween Challenges!   
Here are the ones I am entering with this card:

A Gem of a Challenge #131  - Trick or Treat
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #114 - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #199 - Halloween
Creative Corner Challenges -Halloween
Creative Moments #54 - Anything Goes/Halloween
Dream Valley Challenge #93 - Halloween
Clear it Out Challenge -Halloween (My stash items are the orange ribbon, and orange & black DP)
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #63 - Haunted Wishes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Halloween 
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #22 - Halloween or Dressing Up
Pumpkin Spice Challenge #88 - Harvest or Halloween
We Do Doobadoo Challenge # 17 - Halloween
Brown Sugar Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Crafting for the Craic Challenge #9 - Something suitable for a child
Sweet 7 Digital Designs Challenge #6 - Halloween
Wags n Whiskers Challenge #140 - Stripes
Inky  Impressions Challenge #182 - Checkmate
The Paper Shelter Challenge #179 - Halloween
Cards in Envy Challenge - Any Witch Way You Can

Friday, October 24, 2014

Meet Tucker

When my grandsons were here last Saturday evening, Matthew spied this digi image on my craft table and wanted me to color it just like their dog, Tucker.  He was very specific about which parts were black and which were white.  The first time I met this adorably annoying canine, I didn't think he had eyes for all the black hair covering them.  He's not quite as annoying since I am now one of his 'people'.  But he did cure me of wanting to get a dog.

This cute digi pup is Halloween Rosey from Fred She Said.  The sentiment is a CTMH stamp.  The EF on the orange strip is one I bought at the show in York because I didn't have one with leaves for fall.  Then after I got home and organized my folders and die cuts in my new CTMH organizer, I found another EF with leaves which I used on the yellow scalloped oval die cut.  I distressed both with a combination of orange, green, black and brown inks.  And, once again, the purple card base looks more blue on my screen than  purple.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting for the Craig October Challenge #9- Something Suitable for a Child
Crafts for Eternity Challenge - Halloween
Creative Corner Challenge - Halloween
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Halloween
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge #35 - Halloween
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #102 - Animals
The Paper Shelter Challenge #179 - Halloween
Scrappy Land Challenge #4 - Halloween (I've used a Spellbinder's die.)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween
Cards in Envy Challenge - Any Witch Way You Can (I've used a witch's hat and broom.)
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Only When You Leaf
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Halloween
Crafty Boots Challenge - Fall Leaves and Halloween

It's such a gorgeous day, after 2 rainy ones, I think I'll go out and play in my flower beds which are quickly becoming leaf beds.

Have a great day!

Happy 50th Birthday Kitty!