Sunday, October 30, 2011

NSSS Challenges Oct 2011

Yippee! I did a card sketch too!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lovely Tree

This is the current image from Designed2Delight. I purchased the whole set and they're so cute - can't wait to use the rest of the images!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkins and Tags

This week's images from Designed2Delight are pumpkins and tags. I chose to use this pumpkin image to make a quick fall notecard - good for any occasion!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hope Butterfly

For this card I used the flower from the full digital set, which you can purchase from Designed2Delight if you didn't receive it for participating in last week's challenge. OR, since it's the first week of the month, you can receive the hope butterfly immage for FREE!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Patches the Ghost

This is the last image for the month at Designed2Delight. Check them out beginning tomorrow for a free image for October and play along.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn Mums

Here is this week's image from Designed2Delight, called Autumn Mums

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happiness Blooms

This week's Designed2Delight digital image is called "Happiness Blooms". It's a very versatile image that can be used for a variety of cards.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Autumn Harvest

Here is this week's image from Designed2Delight. Thankfully, the weather is actually starting to feel a bit like autumn!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My first E2 card

I received my E2 on Thursday and have been trying to learn how to use it - I feel like a Cricut novice! It does seem to work well though, and I just need to rewatch some videos to figure some things out. Anyway, this card is the sample project in the Just a Note handbook (the cart is preloaded on the machine), so that's what I started with. It took me awhile, and the directions have an error in them, but here it is. Entering in this weekend's NSSS crop/challenge.

Falloween Cat

This week the image, Falloween Cat, is free at Designed2Delight. Create a card with the image, link it up, and receive another free digital image in your email on Friday morning. I love the cute images, and it's a great way to build up my stash of digital images and cards. I kept this card super simple as it will likely go to my son who is leaving for college in 2 weeks. Who knows how he'll feel about receiving silly cards from mom in the mail?!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Maisie Belle

This week's Designed2Delight image is "Maisie Belle", this cute little back to school girl. Not sure who I'll give this card to - my little girl is 15 and has already started her sophomore year in high school!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Every Flower

I missed out on entering last week's image challenge for Designed2Delight; was on a wonderful family vacation in northern Michigan. Now it's back to reality and back to school. I purchased this week's image so I could get back to playing this month.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cupcake Mouse

It's time for the free stamp of the month at Designed2Delight! This week, anyone can play along! Download the adorable image, link a picture of your project by Thursday night, and you'll recieve next week's image free in your email on Friday morning.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Anything Goes

I'm sad I didn't get to complete this in time for last week's Designed2Delight
challenge, but glad that this week's challenge is Anything Goes. So I could still use this snowman image...AND get a jump on my christmas cards!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Peacock Beauty

Another fun challenging image from Designed2Delight. My biggest challenge was finding the time to get this image colored and a card made - as this week, our family acquired a new puppy - it's tough to escape into my room to get something made. I added some shimmer to this image with Creative Inspiration paints and a gletter pen - I know my pictures usually aren't very good and don't show the details well.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Here is this week's digital image from Designed2Delight. I just love juicy red strawberries!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flip Flops

This is the first image for the month of July at Designed2Delight - cute and summery!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tropical Summer

This week's image from Designed2Delight is this ummery hibiscus flower. I'm happy to report that summer has finally arrived at my house!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fresh Cut

I'm entering this card in both the weekly digiital image challenge from Designed2Delight, Fresh Cut,and their Saturday challenge, Orange and Pink.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mary, Mary

Mary, Mary is this weeks's digital image from designed2delight. Too bad my friend Mary's birthday just passed...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spring Fence

This week's image from Designed2Delight is this pretty spring fence. Since it's the first week of the month - ot's free to everyone! Go grab it, make a card, enter it by Thursday at midnight, and you'll get the next image for free as well.

Friday, May 27, 2011

More NSSS think summer crop

A gift bag - used a new cart - Sweet Treats
A card using the 2nd sketch
A card using a new stamp set and honeycomb paper

Thursday, May 26, 2011

NSSS Think Summer Challenges

Since I'm not eligible to win any prizes, I thought I"d share some projects I've worked on over the past week. I have actually been trying to try out some new techniques - with inks, etc. Thanks for looking!

NSSS Think Summer Challenges

Here are two LO's that definitely don't fit into any of our challenge categories! I'm one of those chronological scrappers, and I happen to be on Christmas 2009. It could technically fit into the "dust off your Cricut" challenge. I used cuts on here that I haven't used before - from Christmas Soloutions and JOTS.

Summer Days

This is this week's digital image from Designed2Delight. It also happens to be the theme of our NSSS group's challenges for this weekend-Think Summer. I'm so ready for summer!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Skater Boy

Here is this week's digital image from Designed2Delight. I struggled a littled bit with this one, as I don't have any little boys that I make cards for. It was good to challenge myself to use a different type of image than I usually do though.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pail of Flowers

This image is last week's digital image from Designed2Delight. The challenge was scheduled to close last night, but since Blogger was down most of yesterday and half of today, I believe Faith is opening the link back up - I hope!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flutterby Fairy

This image is from this week's challenge on Designed2Delight. I thought it was perfect for my mother in law's birthday - I had fun adding some shimmer with Creative Inspirations paints.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bullfrogs and Butterflies

This week's Designed2Delight digital image is this cute frog (toad?) with flowers and butterflies. I love it!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Fabulous Giveaway!

Just wanted to share - Everyday Cricut is giving away a Cricut Expression 2 on their blog - with lots of ways to enter to win! Check it out!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ladybug Balancing Act

Although I missed out on two of this month's free images from Designed2Delight, due to being on vacation, I couldn't resist buying this one and playing along this week. I didn't want to miss out on the rest of the month!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ladybug Bloom

I love this week's image from Designed2Delight - it's so versatile and fun! I am also entering it in this weeks challenge on Creative Inspirations Paints blog - Inspired by: flowers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Win Promarkers!
Go here to enter a contest to win all 3 Promarker Blending Sets. All you have to do is answer the question - how many Promarker colors are there? Easy Peasy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Catch a Bug?

This week's Designed2Delight digital image is actually a whole set - I love it and I love Glossy Accents!
Here is the inside - another sentiment that came with the image set.

Hopefully you can see better in this photo how the Glossy Accents made the jar look like glass - cool, huh?!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Angel Caroline

This week's digital image from Designed2Delight is Angel Caroline. Iwas telling a friend that I'm obsessed with entering their challenge each week - I don't want to miss out on any of their cute images!.

"Delft tile"

I found this technique on fb this morning, posted by Splitcoast Stampers, and thought I'd give it a try. Little did I know I'd have to take a trip to Joanne's to buy a background stamp! This one isn't quite right for the technique, but I'll use the stamp set for other things, I'm sure.

"50 Sucks"

Here's my completed "bouquet", suckers and all. Easter grass - what a mess!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

NSSS challenge #3 - use a 6" cricut cut. This ladybug is 6"wide, not tall, but I thought the hosts might like it posted here instead of the anything goes  category if possible.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

NSSS challenge #4 - Anything goes
NSSS challenge #5 - 4 pics on a LO
NSSS challenge #6 - altered item - This is for a friend's 50th birthday party next weekend. I don't want to add the suckers until closer to then; I'll also cover any open areas on top with Easter grass.
NSSS Challenge #3 - Use a cricut cut at least 6 inches

Friday, March 11, 2011

NSSS challenge #7 - A square card with a spring theme. I thought a rose was maybe pushing it for spring, but Amy says that in Texas it gets so hot so early that her roses get confused and bloom!
I was inspired by Kendra to try this technique. The rose is stamped and embossed in white on vellum. she colored hers with paints; I had to use markers as I didn't have large enough areas to paint in.Hmmm...maybe I don't have enough stamps?!