Friday, March 30, 2012

Quick Update!

Hello Friends! Nothing crafty to share with you today, but I wanted to check in to say hello. The last few weeks, I have been away from crafting and catching up with all of my favorite bloggers because I have been having a little bit of a vision problem. It is just one eye, but until the new eye drops kick in and my new glasses arrive, I'm limiting my computer time and crafting. It just ends up causing a big headache! Hope that you are all well! Thanks to those who have been checking in on me! Until next time...Toodles! :D

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Birthday Card to Share!!

Hello Friends! I have another birthday card to share with you. This time around I used the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. I've had this Pure Innocence cutie in my stash for some time now, and she was just begging to meet some ink! I colored her up with a whole bunch of different Copic Markers (B26, BG02, BG07, C3, C7, E000, E00, E01, E13, E15, E23, E25, E40, E42, R11, R29, Y11, YG17, YR16) and I paper pieced her beret. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. My accents include the My Favorite Things Die-namics Pretty Posies dies, a Papertrey Ink button, some faux stitching, and some machine stitching. I'm off to watch my favorite show...Castle! Thank you for stopping by to visit with me...Toodles! :D

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Cat's Pajamas Meets Jen's SFYTT!

Hello Friends! I'm back this evening with another creation to share. This time around, I'm combining this week's inspiration challenge from The Cat's Pajamas with Jen Del Muro's March Sketch For You To Try. Again, I apologize for not providing the links to these challenges, but for some reason, my linking tool is not working. The Cat's Pajamas challenge is found at '' and Jen's sketch can be found at ''. This sweet bear is from the TCP Peeking set. He is from their winter release, but I'm using him here for one of the many birthday cards that I need this month. I colored him up with Copic Markers (E21, E23, E25, and E51) and then I paper pieced his present and fussy cut him out. The sentiment is from the TCP Birthday Bunny set. All of the papers are from My Mind's Eye. I used Jen's sketch for the layout. My accents include some Divine Twine, a button from my stash, the Seeing Spots embossing folder, and some machine stitching. I think that this card will be for my Dad's birthday. Thanks so much for visiting with me tonight! Have a happy start to the work week...Toodles! :D

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Late Again!!

Good Evening Friends!! How are you? I'm scrambling for time lately. I just can't seem to get ahead of the game, but that's least I'm still in the game...right? This card is for yesterday's Blogger's Challenge. It was made, photographed, and all ready to post, but it just didn't happen. As you can see, this week's theme is birthdays. Please head over to Lisa Somerville's Blog for all of the details to play along. (I'm sorry...for some reason neither computer is letting me highlight the link.)

March and April are big birthday months in my house and for many friends too. My birthday is even this month! However, this is a birthday card for a special little guy. He loves video games, so I bought this image with him in mind. It is from Lili of the Valley stamps and the sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. All of the papers are from My Mind's Eye and the sketch is from Monday's Mojo Sketch.

I'm off to check in on all of my blogging friends and see what they've been up to. Thanks so much for stopping by! We have some things to do tomorrow for church, but after that, I'm hoping to spend the afternoon stamping and creating. Until then...Toodles! :D

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hello Friends! I have a couple of things to share with you tonight, so please bear with me. First up, my sweet, stamping friend Linda Monroe, has passed along a special blogging award to me called The Liebster Award. I get to pass this award on to 5 other bloggers. Here is how it all works...

1. Link back to the person who gave you the award and thank them for thinking of you. (Check!)
2. Post the award on your blog. (Check!)
3. Pass the award along to 5 creative bloggers (with less than 200 followers) who inspire you. (Check!)
4. Leave a comment on the blogs of the 5 people you've chosen to let them know about the award. (On to that, just after I finish this!)

I passing my five awards along to...(in no particular order)

Nancy Thomas
Vickie Zimmer
Alma de la Rosa
Wanda Guess
Dana White

Please take a moment to click on their names. You'll be sent right over to their blogs and you can see all of their crafty goodness. Be sure to swing by Linda's Blog too. (Just click on her name above.) Thanks so much for thinking of me Linda!!

Next up, I have last Friday's Blogger's Challenge to share with you. Now I know, I'm a few days late, but here it is anyway. Our challenge was to create something three dimensional. I fell in love with Joanne Basile's Photo Frame Wipe Off Board when I first saw it, so I decided to try one for myself. I'm calling this a "Remember Board" to write down all of those little things that I seem to forget. Here's mine...

All of the papers are from My Mind's Eye. The rose were made with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Rolled Rose Die and some MFT felt. I also used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish Die. Here is a close up shot of the roses and the flourish.

Now, we are onto the last part of my post (if anyone is still!) Here is my card for the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. You can find the sketch and all of the details to play along on the My Favorite Things blog.

This little guy has been in my Pure Innocence collection for quite awhile now. I thought that it was about time that he and some ink were introduced. The image and sentiment are from the Splish, Splash set. He is colored up with Copic Markers (B41, BG11, E000, E00, E01, E23, YR20, and YR21) and cut out with the Classic Circle Nestabilities. The papers are from My Little Shoe Box and My Mind's Eye. Some black card stock layers and a kraft card stock base finish this one off.

Thanks so much for visiting with me this evening. Have a terrific Tuesday...Toodles! :D

Friday, March 2, 2012

Blogger's Challenge Sketch!

Happy Friday Friends! I am SO happy that the weekend is here! Do you have any fun things planned? We have a quiet one ahead of us, and that's just how I like it!

The card I have to share with you today is for this week's Blogger's Challenge sketch. If you would like to play along with the challenge, just head over to Lisa Somerville's blog for all of the details. My love affair with these Pure Innocence sweethearts from My Favorite Things continues. This little lovely is from their PI Poppy set. She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG72, BG75, E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, R35, R37, RV10, YG13, and YG17) and then fussy cut out and popped up with foam squares. All of the patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye. My other accents include some brads and some machine stitching.

Thanks so much for visiting with me this evening. I hope that you enjoy your weekend...Toodles! :D