Sunday, December 30, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Challenge

Happy Sunday!

It's a combined challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.  This week the Card and Layout Design Teams are in an Anything Goes Challenge.  The theme this week is "Sweet."  Create anything, does not have to be a card or layout, with a sweet theme.  Our inspiration is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

Our wonderful sponsor, Vampire Craftin, will give a blog makeover to the winner. 

My project...

I created a candy box.  I love ginerbread men, especially since I have a daughter, son, and granddaughter with ginger colored hair...a light golden red.  So beautiful.  Also, our little city has a candy shop. They sell the most wonderful chocolates and my daugther loves their Peanut Butter Meltaways.  So I filled this box with some meltaways for her for Christmas. 
Head over to Red Carpet Studio Blog and link up your creation. 
Hope my creation inspires you somehow.
Much scrappy love,

Thursday, December 27, 2012

All that Stickles Design Team Call

Do you love using Stickles.....

If you do, click here for information about a new blog and design team call.

Much scrappy love,


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #161

Happy Tuesday!

I am sharing a card with you I created for the PDCC #161.   The challenge is to use the colors Evergreen, Gumdrop, and Candy Cane Red.

I love creating cards with a white base, but I'm a messy crafter.  So they never turn out the way I picture it. 

For my card I used Tim Holtz distress ink Evergreen Bough to stamp the angel, then I applied Perfect Pearls to the image.  I inked the edge of the stamped image card with Distress Ink in Festive Berries (for Candy Cane Red).  And the pearls are a light gumdrop. 

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations file for Newtown Memorial Fund

 Please scroll down for Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop and Reason for the Season Blog Hop.
In the aftermath of Friday's tragic event, Kristy at Scraptastical Kreations has created a new file to benefit the Newtown Memorial Fund.  All proceeds will go to support the families affected. 
Here is a card I created using SK's file.  You can find the file here.

Much scrappy love,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reason for the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!

Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine
Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE

Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store. 
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE


Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set (1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 

Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE

NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up

Tonya - You are HERE

If you're coming from Gill's blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

I created a card with a Bugaboo Digital.  I imported the digi into Make The Cut and used my marker holder and Silhouette Cameo to draw it.  I also shadowed the image and cut it out with the Cameo.  I colored the image with my Copics.  But wasn't as successful as I would have liked to be.  (I'm still learning).  I still love the was the card turned out. 

Now it's time for you to head on over to Jeannine's blog.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come
from Ashley's blog, you're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made....
   Usually we have trees in every room and every floor of our victorian home. But this year, we haven't gotten them all put up. So when I found this foam stackable in a box of Christmas decorations, I thought I'd put it to good use. And the kids LOVED it. My two little boys enjoyed watching Mommy spraint paint the tree on a cardboard box on the kitchen floor. ;-)

Craft paint
Glitter Stars
Foam Squares

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Cyndy's blog.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Made Especially for You challenge

Happy Thursday!

I have a card I made for the Made Especially for You challenge.  The challenge calls for using the following sketch

Here's my take. 

I used Scraptastical Kreations Banner Blitz and Holly Jolly Christmas (artwork by Kristi W Designs)for the 'flowers' under the presents. 

SK Files
Patterned Paper
Glitter Presents - self-adhesive
Fluid chalk
Sentiment stamp
Versamark ink
Embossing powder
Heat tool
Tape runner

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Card Challenge


Happy Sunday!
It's card challenge time at Red Carpet Studio.  

Our wonderful sponsor
The winner gets 3 digi stamps.

Copic markers
Embossing folder
Fuild chalk
Patterned Paper
Be sure to head over the blog and link up your creation.
Hope my creation inspires you somehow.
Much Scrappy Love,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations DT Challenge

Happy Tuesday!

It's December.  That means a new monthly challenge over at Scraptastical Kreations.  It's a sketch challenge.

Head over to the blog to check out my DT sisters' creations. 

My card.....

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

I love how this card came out.  I love Scraptastical Kreations KISS- Christmas Delight file.  So simple but oh, so many possibilites.

Scraptastical Kreations - KISS -Christmas Delight file
Peachy Keen Stamps
Peachy Keen Stamps SVG
Distress Stickles
Patterned Paper

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Sunday!
It's challenge time at Red Carpet Studio.    Our theme this week is Black & White. 
I had no plan for this challenge when I started.  But I love heat embossing and I have been collecting distress ink, so I started with that.  This card is the result.  I love it!  It's so simple, but powerful.   


The winner of this week's challenge will win 5 digis from our wonderful sponsor.

Cardstock - black/white
Verve Stamps
Embossing powder
Distress Ink - Black Soot

Be sure to head over to the blog and link up you creation.

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Wednesday!
I wanted to share my creation with you - a gift card holder.  Isn't it darling?  I believe that my daughter's teachers will get one of these this year with a Starbuck's gift card.  ;-)

Scraptastical Kreation file - A Polarized Christmas

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Card Challenge

Happy Sunday!

It's time for a card challenge over at Red Carpet Studio

Dude Time Doodles digis
Yee Haw paper pad - Hobby Lobby
Prismacolor Pencils
Fluid chalk

 This week's sponsor:
This winner will receive $10 Gift Certificate from our sponor.

Also, Red Carpet Studio's Award Show takes place this week.  Be sure to vote for your favorite nominee, while linking up your creation.  

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Friday, November 9, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share with you a door hanger I created using Scraptastical Kreations files. 

I love making these for my kids' bedroom doors.  Just a reminder that Mommy loves them.  ;-)

I used three SK files: KISS - Christmas Delight, Little Ballerina, and Door Hanger.  All of these files are available for purchase and ON SALE....yes, on sale!  Be sure to head over to www.scraptasticalkreations,com and get your copies.

SK files
Peachy Keen Stamp
Fluid Chalk
Dry Chalk
Gel Pen
All Season Paper Pad - Paper Studio
Sentiment Stamp
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,


Sunday, November 4, 2012

"I'M SO THANKFUL" Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #18

Happy Sunday!

Today, I'm sharing with you my card for Cardz TV Challenge #18.


Authentique Thanksful Paper Pad
EK Success Paper Punch
Distress Ink
Fluid Chalk
Memento Ink
Paper Studio Stamps
Foam squares
Prismacolor Pencils
Mineral Spirits
Hope my creation inspires you somehow.

Much scrappy love,

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations November Challenge

ABC Ransome Hop, click here
Happy Friday!
Can you believe it's November?  Another month means another Scraptastical Kreations Monthly Challenge.  This month's challenge is a color challenge. 
Here is my creation:

I used a couple of Scraptastical Kreations files...I used Autumn Angels and Fall Squeakers.

How to Enter:
You can enter by leaving a direct link back to your blog in the comments section
You can link up your project to our fanpage
You can link up your project to our group.

Requirements: Follow the given theme and/or color for the challenge.  Use at least 1 Scraptastical Kreations svg/pattern on your project. This is open to any projects you'd like - card, layout, altered art, home decor, etc. You can find  Scraptastical Kreations files here.
Hope my creation inspires you somehow.
Much scrappy love,


Sunday, October 28, 2012

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Red Carpet Studio Card challenge, click here.

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...

...a card.  Looks simple, right?  Not quite.  But I loved creating it!  I used my Silhouette Cameo, pen holder, a Prismacolor Pencil, and a Scraptastical Kreations file.  After drawing the tree and bat, I stickled the bat to make it pop.  I outlined the tree with a gold gel pen to give the card a bit of depth and visual interest.  The label is from another Scraptastical Kreations file.  I distressed it with distress ink, stickled the edges, and added my letters.   I really do not have any letters in my stash.  Don't know why, I just don't.  :-) 
Card base
Scraptastical Kreations files: A Haunted Halloween and Label It, Tag It, Frame It
Distress Inks
Prismacolor Pencil
Gel Pen


We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Chas's blog.

P.S. My letter is...A

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)