Monday, September 24, 2012

Together We Can..... / LUFP

Kim artist and owner of Oak Pond Creations has designed a special image for breast cancer awareness and it's called "Battle Ready."  Kim is graciously donating all 2012 profits from the sales of this stamp to our LUFP Relay for Life page.  Thank you so much Kim!!  

Here is the card I came up with using this beautiful image:

I made a side step card using this template:

I paper pieced and fussy cut the digi and used pop dots to attach it to the card.
A little pink Stickles dressed up the pink ribbons on the gloves.
I found the black and white "Rosie the Riveter" image on the internet.

Here is a side view:

Supplies used: card stock - two shades of pink; patterned paper - Peachy Keen by American Crafts and LUFP; digital image - Oak Pond Creations; Roasie the Riveter jpeg - internet; Together We Can sentiment - LUFP; Knock Out Cancer sentiment - created on my computer; Stickles; Pop Dots

 Donations to Link Up for Pink Relay for Life page will be accepted through August 31, 2013.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sneak peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and I have a surprise prize reveal for you!!!!!!

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Link Up For Pink - Challenge #6


Wow, I can't believe how time has flown by lately!!!!

We are just a little over a week away from the beginning of our linking party over at Link Up For Pink. Excitement is brewing and we have over 75 sponsors with all kinds of amazing prizes!!!!!

I hope you are gearing up to join us and link up your Breast Cancer Awareness projects. You are definitely not going to want to miss this party!!!! Show your support, spread the awareness and get in the running for all the super giveaways!!!!!

Because we are so close to our linking party challenge #6 will run for only one week.


The challenge will be from 9/20 to 9/26 with a winner announced 9/27.

We have two sponsors for this challenge that we'd like to shout out a BIG thank you to:


The prize will be a stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs and some cotton muslin bags from State Line Bag Co.

The design team had so much fun altering these bags from State Line Bag Co. with Heathers fun stamps!

Here is mine made with Coffee Take Me Away which you can purchase here.

I think it would make the perfect gift bag for a Starbucks gift card or fill it with some beans and add a cute coffee mug for a special gift.

I stamped the image on the bag and colored it with Copic Markers.
A couple hints when doing this: 1. put a piece of paper in the bag so that the ink and markers don't bleed through to the back of the bag, and 2. Don't color all the way to the edge of the image as the ink will bleed a little.

I sewed the ribbon trims to the top and the bottom of the bag. I poked three holes in the bag, on the cup image, to put the heart brads through and cut two small slits on the sides of the towel to tie the ribbon through . I hand sewed the butterfly buttons and the canvas sentiment on. Oh, and I also tied a flower to the drawstrings.

I hope you'll hop over to Link Up For Pink to see what the rest of the design team did, there are some FABULOUS creations to take a peek at!!!!!!

Please come play with us in challenge #6 and join us for our SUPER linking party!!!

Remember ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!!!

Get Your Mammograms!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wanna Be A Frog?

I have a little creation today that I made for the challenge over at Dude Time Doodles.

They have a free digital image called Wanda Witch that they are giving away for you to play along! They've instructed to use the freebie image in a humorous creation for a DUDE of astounding creativity and ingenuity (hehehe no pressure)

Dude Time Doodles is also a generous sponsor of Link Up For Pink!!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I made a gatefold card, attaching the image to one side of the gate and the sentiment to the other.

Supplies used: card stock - white, black; patterned papers from Spookville and Heebie Jeebies both by We R Memory Keepers; imaage - Dude Time Doodles; Copic markers; brad - Making Memories; black plastic dots - my stash

Sneak Peek - LUFP!

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and I have a surprise prize reveal for you!!!!!!

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to Septembers Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!
This is our Biggest Blog Hop of the year!
We have invited several guests to join in on the fun. 
If you are just arriving here, then you need to start at the beginning
at Freshly Brewed Challenges. If you are getting here from Nancy's blog What's On My Kitchen Counter then
you are right on track! 

Our Hop this month includes ANY AND ALL previously released FBD rubber stamps!
You will see a variety of stamps from 2010 - 2012 from many talented crafters. 

The card I created for you features the FBD Rubber Stamp 

I fussy cut her dress and colored the rest of the image with Copic markers.

The finished card is 6 X 6. I cut the cardstock 6 X 12 and scored it at 6 inches and again at 3 inches on the front side.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, blue, black; patterned papers - Betty Bird and Suzy Stripe in Little Girl by Echo Park; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Copic Markers; Scallop Oval Punch by Stampin' Up; rub on - American Crafts; chalk - Pebbles; Metal Adhesive Accents - Heidi Grace

Stop by the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop to check out the GREAT DEALS
being offered for this hop and be sure to comment on all of the 
stops for your chance to win the blog hop prize package! 

Thank you for stopping by! 
Your NEXT stop is at Sarah's Blog - Sarah's Stamping and Stuff

Here is the complete hop order in case you get lost:

Freshly Brewed Challenges:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Winner of Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us for the first Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop!

I used to pick a winner of my blog prize.

The winner is #36:

Ashley Nicole said...
This is beautiful. Just love the colors and the burlap. Thank you so much for being a part of the hop.
Congrats Ashley, if you email me your address I'll mail your prize out to you!

So Thankful For Good Friends.....

Today I have a card I created with a darling digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs!

Heather is having a blog hop starting on Saturday and I hope you'll come and hop along with us. I am so excited to tell you I will be a guest designer in the hop! We'll be celebrating her new releases and there will be lots of fun and prizes!!!

Heather has some darling digi's in her shop and this one you can get for free if you'd like to play along in this months challenge!!! Please stop by the blog and read about the rules for this challenge here.

I colored her face and hair with Copic markers. For the pumpkins, table cloth and her dress, I paper pieced by printing the image on patterned paper and fussy cutting.

I made a gate fold card, attaching the sentiment and the image on opposite sides of the gate.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, brown; patterned papers from Forever Fall by BoBunny; ink - Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; stamp - Thankful by Hero Arts; digi - Fresh Brewed Designs; Copic markers; chalk - Pebbles; rhinestones - K & Co.

Hope to see you at the Hop!!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Caught A Bug

I'd like to share a card with you today that I made for the inaugurational challenge over at SK Digis!


They have some darling digital images and some freebies also if you'd like to enter the challenge too. SK Digis is a generous sponsor for Link Up For Pink, so hop on over and show them some support!

For my card I used "Buggy With Flower" which you can purchase here. I based my design on a cute card I saw on Pinterest. The jar is a Silhouette Studio cut file.

Supplies used: cardstock blue, white, 2 shades of grey; patterned papers - Bug Word Paper & Stitch Bugs by Carolee's; digi - SK Digis; Copic Markers; brads - Making Memories; Ribbon - American Crafts; Silhouette Studio cut file; font - LDJ Jungle Jaunt Pop Dots.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Don't do Exercise... / CTO #79

Although my title says "I Don't Do Exercise", actually I walk about 3 miles almost every evening.
I really liked this funny digi from Bugaboo Stamps though and just had to use it for this weeks challenge at Celebrate The Occasion

Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this month and we'd like to shout out a big Thank You to them!

Our challenge this week is - Getting In Shape, must be a shape card. I made a Center Stair Step card, hopefully it counts as a shape card (probably stretching it a bit).

I hope you'll pop over to CTO's blog and check out the design teams inspiration, then link up your project 'cause we'd love to take a peek at it.

Supplies used: cardstock - blue, white; patterned paper Promenade - Petticoat from White Out by We R Memory Keepers; digi image - Mildred Exercise - Spill Coffee by Bugaboo Stamps; Copic Markers; Dots - my stash; border punch - Martha Stewart; Glossy Accents.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sneak Peak - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and read about my inspiration for this card.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Front Door Decor / Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

  • Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.
    Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that!"?  Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done so.
    If you arrived here from Jamie's blog Scrap Queen then you are in the right place.  If not please start at the beginning with our fabulous hostess Ashley of

    I hope your not disappointed, but my craft today is not a Paper Craft. If you are like me though, you dabble in lots of different mediums besides paper crafts.
    Most of us crafters just love to make things, period.

    I saw this beautiful basket on Pinterest awhile ago and of course "pinned" it hoping to make it one day. When the opportunity to take part in this blog hop came along, I knew right away I would endeavour to create something similar.
    Here is my Pinterest inspiration: 

    From the blog - Lookie What I Did

    And here is my take on on this pretty inspiration:

    These are the details of my project: I purchased all the supplies at JoAnn's.

    The basket has a flat back and is slim, just made to hang on a door.
    The flowers are all silk or plastic flowers.
    I put florist foam in the basket and then arranged the flowers, poking them in the foam.
    I painted the letter white.
    Hot glued the burlap around the basket and then hot glued the letter on top of that.
    Really a lot easier than I had anticipated.

    Here is a pic a little further back so you can see how it looks on my door.

    Thank you for stopping by to see what I've made that was inspired by Pinterest.  Your next stop is Tonya's blog Itty Bitty Ladybugs to see what inspired her.

    I have some blog candy too, a little chest you can decorate!

    All you have to do to be entered in the drawing for my blog candy is
    1. Be a Follower of my blog
    2. Leave a comment on this post

    I will be choosing a winner on Tuesday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Winner of Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday!

Hope you all have some fun, crafty stuff planned for today!!!

Please come back tomorrow as I have a fabulous project to show you for the Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop!!

I'd like to announce the winner my blog prize for Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop:

Congrats to:

Christine Kiehl said... 21
What a darling card! And...Thank you so much for the EASY donation link! You did it all and made it so easy for me to place my donation! Jen is very blessed to have you! Thanks for the hop.

Please email me your address and I will mail your stamps out to you!!!
porteresther at gmail dot com

Friday, September 7, 2012


I got the cutest stamp set from The Stamps Of Life by Stephanie Barnard and had to dive in and make another card for OWH, well, actually I made 5 of these!

Stephanie is a generous sponsor of Link Up For Pink and has the most adorable stamp sets, so head on over to her shop, check out her fun stuff, show her some support and treat yourself at the same time!!!

The stamp set I used is called raccoon2love. The tree stump, clouds and speech bubble were all cut with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio cut files. I stamped the raccoon on kraft paper and fussy cut him out. I attached a little flower to his hand.

Supplies used: cardstock -white, kraft, 2 shades of green, 3 shades of brown, black; patterned paper - bitty dot basics by Papertrey Inc.; stamp - raccoon2love from The Stamps Of Life; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Copic markers; Silhouette Studio cut files; flower - my stash; Pop Dots.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

If Love Was Water.....

I just got a bunch of darling itty bitty stamps from Unity! The one I used for this card is by Cosmo Cricket. I just love the little fish and the sentiment. The papers I used are by Cosmo Cricket also. I will be donating this to Operation Write Home.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, kraft; patterned papers - Tiny Bubbles and Fish Tales from Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket; stamp - Give You The Sea itty bitty by Cosmo Cricket for Unity; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; corner rounder - Fiskars; bubble dots - my stash; Pop Dots

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Batty Halloween

My favorite holiday is fast approaching!!! Time for me to start getting ready for my annual Halloween bash. I pick a new theme each year and this year I am going back and forth between "Hero's and Villains" or "Science Fiction". Any thoughts?

Anyway, todays card is for a challenge over at Clean and Simple using this sketch:

The minute I saw this sketch I thought of a swarm of bats, so here is my take:

Supplies used : cardstock - kraft, black; stamp - Spooky Night collection by American Crafts; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Silhouette Studio cut file.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hello Friend / CTO Challenge #78

I hope everyone had as nice a 3 day weekend as I did!!!

I had a super time with friends and family along with gorgeous weather. Boating, BBQing, and all around general fun.

As it's Tuesday it's time for a new challenge at Celebrate The Occasion! This weeks challenge is called Hey Honey in honor of Honey Month and you must use a bee in your project. You'll love the inspiration the design team has for you this week. Please stop by and show them some love.

For my card I used a Silhouette Studio cut file. I am donating this card to Operation Write Home.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, grey; patterned papers - Humble Honeybee in Spring / Dear Lizzy and Zippy in Hello Sunshine both by American Crafts; stamps - Bee in Berrylicious collection Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce and Fun Borders by Recollections; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Copic markers; Clear Dazzle glue; Silhouette Studio cut file.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sneak Peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and read about my inspiration for this card.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

LUFP Giveaway

There is a giveaway going on right now at Link Up For Pink!!!!

There is only one month until the linking party begins!!!!

We need your help in spreading the news!

Hop on over to the blog and find out how you can help us and get a chance to win this Purple Cow Stamping System!!!!