Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just Some Lines: Think Spring & Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good morning!  The sun is shining and it's a long holiday weekend here in Massachusetts (Patriot's Day is Monday)... we're going to brunch for Easter at my sister's tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.  I'm bringing a cheesy squash casserole and mimosas!  ;)  Hope you all have a nice Easter if you celebrate it.

Today we are on week 3 of our current challenge at:

I made 2 Easter cards:

And one little ATC (my daughter was born on Earth Day/April 22 - I've always that was so cool since I've been an Earth Day activist since before most people even realized it was a "thing" - LOL):
And my next card is for the following challenges:

I used an image I got as a freebie for donating to the Lots of Love for Lauryn fund here.  I love this butterfly with the awareness ribbon, it's just perfect. I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added lots of Stickles.  Papers are from MME.  Peace.

Friday, April 18, 2014

From the Heart for Lauryn, Sweet Pea Stamps FB Challenge, & Paris Girl

Hello friends - the other day I joined the Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop but I wasn't able to share the card I made for Lauryn.  I wanted to share that with you first - you'll get a code to get this adorable image for free if you donate on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog page here.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


The image is called Shine and she's from the Faithful Friends line at From the Heart Stamps.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added Stickles.  Papers are from MME, ballet slippers charm is from

Next up is my card for the:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I used My Beloved (Charmaine Flannery) digi stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  DP is from MME.  I added some gold pearl stickers, a key charm, and text stickers from Tim Holtz.  

And last for today is a card I made for one of my bestest friends in the world, An.  She mentioned to me her love of the Eiffel Tower and how it's on her bucket list to go see it some day, so I wanted to make her a card to remind her of her dreams.  :)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

The digi is a freebie coloring page from Jade Dragon on Deviant Art, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye, Eiffel Tower 3-D sticker is from my stash, along with the little "Paris" oval.  Peace.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

100 Happy Days (up to Day 16) :)

Good morning - I decided to play along with this thing called 100 Happy Days.  You can read about it here, but the point is to take a picture of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days and to post it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  I wanted to share a few of these things with you - I'm up to Day 16 so far. Here are a few things that make me happy:

Doing this really does make you realize that you have something to be happy about every day.  I am having fun with it and really hope to get all the way up to 100.  I did give myself permission to skip days and pick back up where I left off - after all, this is supposed to make us feel GOOD, not stressed.  LOL
OK - go be happy!  Peace.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter/Earth Day

Good morning - today we have a new challenge for you at:

We have 2 sponsors this week - Dilly Beans & Just Some Lines - my image is from Just Some Lines and is called Earth Day Kids.  I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and printed the sentiment out in my word processing program.  I added a little peace sign sticker to finish it off.

This next Easter card is for the following challenges:

I used Swiss Pixies Bunny Lucy from CC Designs, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I used this purple paper I have had in my stash forever and decided to stick with the purple monochrome theme.  I added purple Stickles to the metal flower brad, and added a butterfly and ribbon.  Peace.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DICC #75: The Stamping Chef

Good morning!  Today we have a new itinerary challenge for you at:

We're being sponsored by The Stamping Chef this time, and here is our new itinerary:

 1.  Lots of pink 
2.  Sugar skulls
3.  Suckers or sweets (lollipops or candy)
4.  Hearts
5.  Add a feather or wings
6.  Pearls or gemstones
7.  Add a banner or bunting
8.  Stitching (real or faux)
9.  Anything but a card
10.  Spritzes or sprays

We ask entrants to use at least 3 items from the itinerary and to mention what they are in their post.  Here is my tag using #'s 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10:

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:

I used Speak No Evil from The Stamping Chef, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I used some Smooch Spritzes, added pearl stickers and a feather.  Sticker sentiments are from Tim Holtz.  Peace.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

From The Heart Challenges

Today I have 2 cards for the 2 challenges at From the Heart.  The first one is for the:


I would also like to enter this one into the:

Digi Choosday Challenge: Flower Power

I flipped the sketch sideways and used Peace Like a River (I HAD TO have her, isn't she precious??), printed on kraft cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with a bit of Stickles.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye - and those peace sign stickers are from my stash.

The next card is for the:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AllSorts: Spring Blossoms
Digi Galore: Flowers
Sweet Stampin: Flowers 

This month's image is called Spring Medley.  I used papers from MME, a ribbon from my stash, and some gemstone stickers.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and Stickles.  Peace.