Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet Valentine

Hey everyone, happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using the 
These little kitties are one of my favorite images.
Aren't they just so adorable?
I borrowed my sentiment from Mulberry Wood "Sweet Love".

I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers in shades
FS3, FS4, FS5, FS6, FS7, FS8, CR1, CR2, CR3, 
CR6, CR7, CR8, PP2, PP3, BT2, and BT3 on 

I hope you enjoy it!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You're Grate

Happy Thursday, everybody!
The weekend is almost here.
Earlier in the week I made a card for the

And since I still had the Just Say Cheese stamp set
out on my desk, along with the perfect scraps for a second card,
I decided to go ahead and make another one.

I am a total cheese addict, so this set really speaks to my heart!
As soon as I saw these images, I knew they would be perfect 
for masking and stacking and coloring.

This card makes #12 in my 
I hope you enjoy the video!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Takes A Long Time To Grow A Friend

Hey everybody! How are you today?
I'm super excited about the card I'm sharing today,
because it's an idea I've had in my mind for a while now.

and this time I'm using some sweet images from Mama Elephant's
Tree Friends and Winter Wonderland to create a scene 
with Bambi the deer and Flower the skunk.

I was totally inspired by their gorgeous January Photo Challenge.

I hope you enjoy the video!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Just In Queso You Didn't Know

Hey everyone!
I wanted to give you all an update on the
Cards From The Heart Drive benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Since Winter will be shipping out the cards on January 31st,
I knew time was running out and I went ahead and 
shipped my package out this morning. 
All and all my kids and I made 117 cards!
And we had such a blast doing it. What a privilege to participate.

Since Valentine's Day is still over two weeks away,
I've decided to continue my Loads of Love 2014 Valentine Card Series
and just stockpile the extra cards for next year.
It never hurts to be ahead of the game!

So for today's card I was inspired by the current

I love the bright candy colors and since I recently picked up
my very first Newton's Nook stamp set, Just Say Cheese,
it seemed like the perfect opportunity to ink it up.

Also, because queso always means a party, 
I decided the mouse needed a hat, so I drew him a tiny sombrero.

I hope you enjoy the video!

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Monday, January 27, 2014


Happy Monday, all!
Tomorrow I'll be mailing my box of cards for the 
Cards For The Heart Drive benefitting St. Jude's.
I hope those dear children feel loved when they open our cards.
If you didn't get a chance to participate this year,
I really encourage you to make a few kid-friendly valentines
over the course of the next year and set them aside.
By the time January rolls around again, you could have a nice stack!
And just think of how much happiness those cards could bring.

So for this card I used the Mulberry Wood "Friend" stamp
from Crafter's Companion and colored him in with my Speccies
in shades BG8, BG9, BG10, EB1, EB2, DR3, DR5, DR6
PP1, PP2, IB1, IB2, IG1, and IG2

I hope you like it!
And I hope the child who gets it loves it too.

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

That Extra Special Someone

Happy Saturday, folks! I hope you're enjoying it!
Today I'm here to share yet another Valetine card for the 
Cards From The Heart Drive benefitting St. Jude's kids.
I hope you guys aren't getting tired of these posts yet!
Though there's only a few more days to get them in
 before the January 31st deadline.

For this card I used the Bebunni set "Perfect Couple"
by Crafter's Companion and colored it in with my Spectrum Noirs
in shades: BG1, BG2, PP1, PP2, IB1, IB2, DR3, DR5, and DR6

When I was done, my two little guys and I (big was sick)
colored up 100 more cards that I had pre-cut, scored, folded 
and stamped over the last two days in preparation.
We should have about 120 cards made in all by the time
I add in the ones I've made on my own.
All for such a great cause, it warms my heart.

Well, that's it from me today.

I hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Friday, January 24, 2014

You Make Life Sweeter

Happy Friday, friends!
Today I'm sharing another card in my 
for the Cards for the Heart Drive benefitting St. Jude's.
I only have a couple more days to get as many cards in 
as I can, since the mailing deadline is January 31st.
I've cut, scored and folded 102 blank cards for my kids
and I to color in this weekend -- after I stamp all the images
and sentiments, that is. :)
I love getting my kids involved in awesome causes like this one,
and I love that my kids love that I get them involved!
It's a special family time when you're doing an act of kindness together.

So here's card #9 in my series, using two stamp sets from Wplus9,
The Birds And The Bees and Heartfelt Mix.

I hope you enjoy!

Please don't forget to like, comment and subscribe! :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bee Mine

Hello everyone!
Popping in today to share card #8 in my 
for the Cards From The Heart card drive benefitting
the kids at St. Jude's children's hospital.

I used Lawn Fawn's "Bee Mine" stamp set
to create my card and colored it with my Spectrum Noirs,
and added some stickles for extra fun.

I hope you enjoy!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #74

We are being sponsored by the lovely folks
at Lawn Fawn with a free stamp set to our winner!

This challenge is all about being inspired by our
awesome Lawnscaping design team,
so my only dilemma was narrowing down the possibilities.

Ultimately I chose this card by Elise.

I was inspired by her layout, the stamp set she chose,
and the use of two different font sentiments.

Here's my card:

and Happy Everything and knocked out one
more card for the Cards From The Heart Drive
benefitting the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
I'm getting quite a nice stack! :)

I hope you all will hop over to the 
the other amazing DT "inspired by" projects,
and don't forget to play along!

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

You're My Lucky Charm

Hey everyone!
Today I want to introduce you to card #7 in my 
which are all going to the Cards From The Heart Drive
which benefits the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
If you get a chance to make a few extra valentines this year,
please do send them in make the day extra special for these kids.
They deserve it.

So for this card, I was inspired by the current
Mama Elephant January Challenge, which I am super stoked about.
If you watched my latest haul video, you know that I have
simply fallen in love with Mama Elephant stamps and dies.
I decided to ink up the super adorable Love Quotes 
and used the matching dies to create my card and dressed it up 
with some beautiful sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I used this month's inspiration photo as my guide.

Enjoy the video!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Heartfelt Wishes

Hello there!
Today I've got another Valentine card for y'all 
for the Cards From The Heart Drive benefitting St. Jude's.
I love this sweet little image in Barkley's "Heartfelt Wishes"
from Crafter's Companion and colored it with my Spectrum Noirs
in shades: DR3, DR5, DR7, BT1, BT2, EB1, EB2, 
BG7, BG8, BG9, IG1, IG2, IG3, PP1, and PP2 on

I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
and a little pearl pen accents to dress it up.

This card is also for the Crafter's Companion January Challenge,
which is to use hearts on your project.
If you haven't entered yet, you still have close to two weeks
to participate, as the challenge runs through the end of the month.

I hope you'll play along!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sent With Love

Hey everyone!
Today I'm here with a sneaky peek of the new additions 
to the Bebunni line at Crafter's Companion, Love and Baby.
I chose to use one of the Love sets since it goes so well
with my Loads of Love 2014 Valentine Card Series
which benefits the Cards From The Heart Drive 
for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

I hope you're getting some cards made too!

I used Spectrum Noirs BG1, BG2, BG3, BG4, PP1, PP2, 
DR3, DR5, DR7, BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4 and BT5

I hope you enjoy the video!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Smile Crocodile

Hey all!
I know I've been doing a ton of posting lately,
but that's because I'm working hard on those cards
for the kids at St. Jude's Children's hospital
I highly encourage you to participate!

So this makes the 5th installment in my 
Loads of Love 2014 Valentine Card Series.
I'm really trying my best to bring awareness to the drive
through these videos and help make Valentine's Day
a little more special for those kids this year.

along with some Lawn Fawn and MFT dies.
I'm also showing you how to do this fun bokeh technique
that I hope you'll really enjoy.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Like Milk and Cookies

Hi there!
Hoping you all had a productive Monday yesterday. :)
I have Mondays off and I love it!
There's no better way to start off the week than by getting crafty.

I was able to knock out another card for the
Cards for the Heart Drive benefitting the kids at St. Jude's.
I highly encourage you all to participate in this awesome cause
and brighten some smiles this Valentine's Day.
Please be sure to click on the link and read the requirements.
There's just a few, but they are so important!

I had a little issue today - after zooming in for the coloring portion 
of the video, I forgot to zoom out!
The way my tripod sits, the camera display is above my head,
so I didn't see it, and much of the video is filmed
really up close and personal. ;)
I do apologize sincerely and will be better about 
double-checking in the future.
Luckily, I still managed to catch most of it on film.

I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Have an awesome day!

And please don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #73 plus Season's Givings Winner


Hello! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #73!
We are being sponsored with a $25 gift certificate from 
the wonderful folks at Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks, Simon!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

Because it's a special celebration --
not only our first challenge of the year, 
but also Lawnscaping's birthday --
I knew I had to make an extra-special card.

I was very much inspired by 
but had quite the time (and lots of trial and error)
trying to figure out how to make it.
In the end, I think the result was cute.

I used Lawn Fawn's Yeti Set Go, 
Hats Off To You, and Year Two stamp sets.

Please head on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to check out the rest of the DT's amazing projects
and help us kick off 2014 with a bang!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Now, before I sign off for today, 
I just want to express how deeply touched I was
by all the wonderful, sweet comments that were left
for me during the Season's Givings Blog Hop.
I read through them all with a tear in my eye,
and a HUGE smile splitting my face because 
seriously, guys, YOU ARE THE BEST!
I wish I could give out a prize to everyone
just for being awesome blog buddies!
You've definitely inspired me to do more giveaways
to show my appreciation to all of you for your support,
so please do stick around and continue to comment
and make suggestions and tell me what you like.
I feel like I made so many new friends 
and I don't want to lose any of you!

But for today, the winner of my giveaway is:

Crafty Math Chick

I'll be in contact with her today.
If for some reason she doesn't claim it within 48 hours,
I will do a second drawing, so don't bail on me just yet. ;)

Again, thank you all so very much for your kindness,
love and support. It meant the world to me.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Swept Off My Feet

Hello everyone! 
I'm still working hard to make cards for the 
Cards from the Heart Drive that collects handmade 
valentines for the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Today I was inspired to play along with the current

I used sets Squeaky Clean and Many Thanks
and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers
BG1, BG2, BG3, BG5, BG6, BG7, DR5, DR7 and TB2.

It's also the next installment in my Loads of Love
2014 Valentine Card Series.

I hope you enjoy! 
Please don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Big Hugs

Hey everyone! 
Today I made another card for the  
handmade valentines for the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
It's a cause that is near and dear to my heart and I hope
you'll consider making a few extra cards for the drive.
See all the details at the link above.

My card is using the adorable
from Crafter's Companion and colored in with my
Spectrum Noir  markers in shades
LY1, LY2, LY3, OR1, OR2, DR3, DR5, and DR7 

It's also the second installment in my Loads of Love
2014 Valentine Card Series.

I hope you enjoy it!

Please don't forget to like, comment and subscribe!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Season's Givings Blog Hop

Happy New Year! 
And welcome to the Season's Givings blog hop! 
This is a very special blog hop because it is a tribute
to our blog readers who have shown their love and support
throughout the entire year of 2013.
You read that right.
At every single stop there are prizes to be won.

Before I get to mine, I just want to take a quick moment 
to share a little bit of my card making style
for those of you who may be new to my blog.
And just a recap for the rest of you. :)

Here are a few of my favorite cards of 2013

Here's my most recent card, which is the 1st installment 
in my 2014 Valentine Card video series.

And here's the video.
Click the YouTube icon on the bottom right
to watch it there in HD.
I would love for you to like, comment and subscribe!

I can't tell you how much all of your comments
and support have meant to me this year!
I appreciate each and every one of you so very much.

Here's my giveaway:

It includes:
1 MME "Love Me" 6x6 paper pad
10 each red, pink, and white heart-shaped doilies
1 pack K&Co epoxy valentine stickers
1 roll gray and white striped wash tape
"Love You Tons" stamp set from Lawn Fawn
"Love You Tons" die set from Lawn Fawn

And I included a video showcasing everything in detail.

Two things are required to enter:
1. be a follower of my blog
2. leave a comment on this post

Deadline is January 5th, 2014 11:59 PM EST.
Winner will be announced January 6th here on my blog.

Please don't forget to leave comments at every stop
along the way so you have the most chances to win! 

Here's the entire Season's Givings blog hop list.
It's a long one, but just think of all the chances to win!
Happy hopping!

 Angie Blom  
 Kim Kesti  
  Dana Joy  
 Lisa Arana  


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