Monday, October 31, 2011

Dancing Mae

Happy Halloween!! I hope you are enjoying yourselves and are getting ready to gorge on all the yummy chocolates the kiddies will be bringing home. Speaking of Halloween, Crafty Sprout's current challenge is Anything Halloween. The prize is 2 DCWV stacks. I think that's a pretty sweet Treat. Make sure you get your entries in by the Nov 3rd.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a Thank You card featuring Dancing Mae from Some Odd Girl. Isn't she a cutie?!!?! She'll make anyone feel happy. Now that the festivities are really beginning, you must remember to start making those Thank You cards.

I used the Peachy Keen Sketch. Ill also be playing with Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by! Ill be back later with my last Halloween goodness for the year.

I'm choosing this card as My Best Project of the Week for Week #5. This is a linky party held by Kristy, owner of Some Odd Girl. I chose this one because the image (Dancing Mae) brings a smile to my face everytime I see her. Plus I like that it is a cheerful card and I used colors outseide my comfort zone.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Do I Scream Summer?

Hi Scrappy Friends! Do you ever come across images (digi, stamp or cricut cut) that you like but you feel as if you cant use them because they are seasonal? I do. Do you think it's fair to wait over half a year to be able to use them? I don't. So because of that I like to alter my images to give them new life (whenever I can).

Take this image for example: this is Beachy Tia, a summer image from Some Odd Girl. I decided to omit her body (which is dressed in a bathing suit) and chop off one of her arms. It isn't a drastic change but it's something. So what do you think? Does she still scream Summer? Because in my head, i still see the bathing suit. Lol!

I used the Ink Pink Sketch #8. Ill also be playing with: SOG - B/W and Color. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes. Thanks for stopping by :)

Other Materials Used: Prismacolor Pencils. DCWV Cardstock and DP. Prima Flowers. Peapod Twine, The Twinery.


Speaking of Some Odd Girl, Kristy (Owner of SOG) is celebrating her 30th Bday all month long with Awesome Tutorials and Giveaways. There is still time to hop on over to wish Kristy a very Happy Birthday and to link up for a chance to win some goodies. 
Click Here to check it out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Halloween Week

Good Morning All!! It's Halloween Week over at Crafty Sprouts and we are celebrating each day with daily prizes and daily projects from the DT and Guest Designers.

Image: Lil Haunts Ghost Willow, Tickled Pink Stamps
Sentiment: Totally Witchin set, Crafty Sprouts

Today is my day and I bring you a bookmark. I went to Barnes and Noble over the weekend with a friend and her daughter was insisting that she needed another bookmark (to add to the lost collection). Its a lost collection because my friend has bought her over 10 bookmarks in the past month and they all seem to be missing. I think they went on a journey with the lost socks from the dryer. Lol.  Anyways I decided to make her a bookmark to add to her lost collection. Since she is already a pre-teen I wanted to make it a bit fancy and interactive. The sentiment moves around. Now when she comes to a part of the book that she finds boring, well she will have something to distract her for a few moments. Lol.

I will be playing with Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.

Other Material Used: DCWV DP and CS. Twine, The Twinery. Prismacolor Pencils.
That's all for the moment. Make sure you leave some bloggy love (Here, Crafty Sprouts, Kristy and Guest Julie) for your chance to win the daily prize.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hope To Cling To

Happy Weekend! I hope that you are enjoying yourselves wherever you may be. Ok so I'm slowly making progress in my stack of cards that will be donated to the "Hope To Cling To" event. This organization sends a little cheer to patients that are currently dealing with Breast Cancer and when it comes to that, I always want to be involved in one way or another. I'm hoping to complete the quota (1 card a day) but so far I'm behind by like 15 days. Lol.

Image: Miss Anya Bags, The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: Text Talk set, Crafty Sprouts 

Other Materials Used: Prismacolor Pencils. Twine, The Twinery. MS Stamps. Recollections Flowers.

I will be playing with:
FFF Challenge - Spy Day #3.
Anyone for Anya - Monochromatic.
Wee Memories - Free for All.
Image: Oliver from OA Buddies, The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: Lets Go Blog Hoping set, Crafty Sprouts

Other Materials Used: Prismacolor Pencils. DCWV DP. Recollections Kraft CS. Misc Buttons and Bling.

I will be playing with:
FFF Challenge - Monday Funday Sketch.
FFF Challenge - Going Retro Challenge: Animals.

Image: Pixie, Pixie Dust Studio
Sentiment: Lets Go Blog Hoping set, Crafty Sprouts

Other Materials Used: Prismacolor Pencils. DCWV DP. Recollections Kraft. Recollections Flowers. MS Punch.

I will be playing with:
Deconstructed Sketch - No. 23.
Simon Says Stamp - Fairy Tale Inspired.
Bunny Zoe - Lace It Up.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back with another round :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Candy Goes Here

Good Morning!! It is Friday (Yay!!) and it also DT Friday over at Crafty Sprouts.  The challenge is to create any kind of treat container. Last week, all the gals provided Halloween inspiration but this time around you'll see a variety with a little Christmas thrown in the mix. So make sure you visit all of the "Crafty" gals to see their uber cute projects.

I decided to stick with Halloween, as Im not ready for Christmas. Slow down, Lol!! These are Matchbook Treat Holders that are great for mass production. Looking for a tutorial, I wrote one up on Crafty Sprouts Blog, where you will find a few tips that I think can be very helpful.

You will have until Thursday to link up your project. In case you didnt know, the prizes are Awesome. You have a chance at winning 12x12 stacks from DCWV and delicious twine from The Twinery. Yay!!!!

I will be playing with: My Craft Spot - 3D Halloween. Paper Sundaes - Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Cheeky Hello

Image: Cheeky Rockabilly from The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: Text Talk set from Crafty Sprouts
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

Happy Thursday!! Here is one of the cards I'm working on to send off to ladies that are currently battling Breast Cancer. This subject hits close to home so I always like to send off a little cheer whenever I can. I'm hoping that this cute Cheeky (which by the way, I just love that whole Cheeky Cherry line--Oh who am I kidding, I just love the farm Period! I mean how can I not?) Lol, Ok back to what I was saying, I'm hoping she brings back a smile and memories to the recipient.
I used the Spy Day #2 sketch. Ill be playing with: Bunny Zoe - Lace It Up. Flutterby Wednesday - #176Open. Paper Playtime - #58 Say it with...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saying Goodbye...

Image: Rag Doll Sally (SGK Line) Simply Betty Stamps
Sentiment: "Totally Witchin" from Crafty Sprouts
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils. DCWV Paper.

The time to say Goodbye to Halloween is creeping up so I need to crank out all the Halloween cards I can. Lol. This is also my post saying Goodbye to Simply Betty Stamps. I enjoyed being a Betty gal for the past few months, not only were the gals fun but Betty herself was a riot. Thanks for everything B!

I will be playing with: Paper Sundaes - Halloween. Dilo en Espanol #2- Halloween. Scrapalicious USA - Orange, Purple and Black. Simon Says Stamp - Halloween. Seriously Creative Challenge - Orange. Cards Cupid Blog - Orange.

Reminder... We, at Crafty Sprouts, will be celebrating Halloween with a week full of Halloween projects and lots of prizes. So make sure you stop by, beginning on the 24th, to hop around with us and perhaps leave with a few treats or maybe a trick ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's a "Blue" Kind of Day

Hi All. Its a "Blue" kind of day here on my blog for a few but mainly because I thought I would give my blue scraps a little loving :) Ok so a few weeks back I was lucky enough to win this absolute cutie Anya that is on my card. Of course I inked her up as soon as she arrived and got her ready to say Thank You to the bloggy gal I won it from. :)

Image: Savanahh Anya (Retired), The Greeting Farm
I used the Spy Day Sketch from FFF Challenge.

Next, it's day 2 of Teen Scene Christmas Previews over at Simply Betty Stamps Blog. Today I decided to make some uber cute tags. Usually we create cards because we never seem to have enough but we forget about all the other xmas items we like to use (such as tags). So Im getting a head start on those.

Image: Frosty Rio, Simply Betty Stamps
Sentiment: "Have a Cool Yule" set, Crafty Sprouts

Image: Tiny Tim Miller, Simply Betty Stamps
Sentiment: "Have a Cool Yule" set, Crafty Sprouts

Want a chance to win a little something from Betty then go ahead and leave a comment as well as visit the rest of the Simply Betty gals and the SBS Blog.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's a "Teen Scene" Christmas

Good Morning!! Christmas Time has arrived at Simply Betty Stamps and boy are these Teen Scene cuties celebrating in their fun ways. These 2 are the first of the 7 images to come. Trust me you will want to add them to your collection.

Image: Merry London
Sentiment: "Have a Cool Yule" set from Crafty Sprouts

Image: Seasons Greetings Lola
Sentiment: "Have a Cool Yule" set from Crafty Sprouts

Want a chance to win a surprise from Betty ? Then make sure you leave some bloggy love here, my design team sisters and at the SBS Blog. Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hello Card

Image: WS Chelsea from The Greeting Farm
Sentiment: Lets Go Blog Hoping set from Crafty Sprouts
DCWV Preppy Princess stack

Hi All. Just here sharing a card with a few firsts for me (coloring dark skin and coloring with markers). I like it but I think its time to practice, practice practice :)

I used the Saturday Sketch #176 Sketch and I'm playing along with All That Scraps - Anything Goes Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by. See you later!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Special DT Friday: Card for Christian

Submitting to RCC23

Happy Friday!! I hope you had a good week. We had some rain here and well that caused some power outage problems for me. I was without power for half a day. And to make matters worse, my laptop was at 20% battery and so was my iPad so when they died out on me too, It was sheer torture. Lol. See my experience as a learning one and always charge your beloved tech toys. :D

Ok so today is DT Friday at Crafty Sprouts, however it is a special DT day. We still have our current Color Challenge open (Red, Black and Slimey Green) but today, a new one was added to the mix. Erika is also having a special Card Drive Challenge for Sweet Betty's son, Christian, that was diagnosed with Stage 1 Throat Cancer. You can read all about that HERE. The prize are 2 new Fall Jude and the Rockers clear stamps.

What do you need to do? Simple. Create a card for Christian, link up and sent it off to him. You don't need a SBS image but we would love to see you use one. Digis are available at the SBS Shop (including the adorable Betty Chibis) or you can make a donation and use the new Zander image (seen on my sidebar). If you use him then you can also enter the SBS challenge happening at the SBS Blog.

So you see you have 3 different chances to win some goodies. And at the same you will bring a Smile to a Happy boy and help to a very sweet family (if you choose to purchase an sbs digi/stamp or donate).
Thanks for stopping by! I cant wait to see those cards.

Below is the name and address of where to send Christians card.
Christian Ford
P.O. Box 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA  92315

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jude and the Rockers Fall Release

Jude and the Rockers Fall Line
Found in Digi... HERE
Found in Clear Stamp... HERE

Jude, Oscar and Lilly
Sentiments: Let's Go Blog Hoping from Crafty Sprouts
Are You ready to Rock from Crafty Sprouts

Hello Friends,
As some, or most of you may know by now, this fall line was released early due to some unfortunate events. Sadly, Betty's son was diagnosed with Stage 1 Throat Cancer. We are all rooting for him and have faith that he will recover. However, there are hospital bills that the insurance will not cover. We are asking that if you can, please hop on over to the Simply Betty Shop to purchase a digi or a stamp.

Ariel, Ali and Brittany
Sentiments: Let's Go Blog Hopping from Crafty Sprouts

Ps. This line was released already at a marked down price so this is the time to buy, buy, buy :) Now we also have a new Betty Chibi in Betty land...

Image: Fall Frolic Betty from the Betty Chibi Line

So what do you think of this new Betty Chibi? Isn't she adorable?!!? She will def make your Harvest/ Thanksgiving projects a little happier :)  So how do you get her? She can be yours for Free with the purchase of  the complete Jude and the Rockers Fall line.
However, she can also be purchased as a stand alone digi HERE... for a limited time only.

Image: Zander from a new SBS Line in the works

This new image of Zander (named after Christian, Alexander is his middle name) is available at the moment through donation. You can click on the donation button found on my sidebar. You can also hop on over to the SBS Blog and read more about Zander and the rest of his crew. Plus there is a contest going on and you can find info on sending Christian a card.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Special Release for a Sad Reason

Jude and the Rocker Fall Line
Images colored by Betty Gal Leila

Hi All Scrappy Friends!
Today is Special SBS Release Day featuring Jude and the Rockers, Fall Line. However with this Special Release also comes some very sad news. Betty (the owner) has recently found out that her son is very ill and will be undergoing a lot of medical treatment. All us Betty gals have faith that her son will recover however with all that treatment, comes a lot of hospital bills. With that said, Betty has marked down  a lot of her stamps and has digis for sales.
We Betty gals are asking for a bit of help. If you ever wanted to own any Betty stamps, this is the moment to buy because buying will bring you some new crafting goodies and will help Betty and her son.

To read the full article, please click HERE.

To go to the SBS Shop, please click HERE

Thank you all! We know that as a crafting community and we can come together to help an amazing and kind woman like Betty.