Friday, April 22, 2011

Devastation In My Community

I have been MIA this week as on Saturday my community of Sanford, NC was hit by a deadly tornado. Over 20,000 people were affected. Our Lowes Hardware, Tractor Supply Company, Big Lots, and many, many, many other homes and businesses were hit. 6 families where I work were directly affected and 1 person from our daycare. Thank goodness out community is as wonderful as I thought it was. We have donations and helping hands pouring in.  If you would like to help please send WalMart gift cards or basic toiletries to me please leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you. There is one of many drop off centers less than 2 minutes from my house. The very first day I found out about the need I packed up half my kids clothes and sent them to those who needed them. Me and Nick are going through everything else we own to see what we can give. I believe you can give to the Red Cross in our area as well if you want to go that route. They need our help.  You can google Sanford, NC or here are some pictures:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Creative Vision Blog Hop with PRIZES!

Welcome to this month's Special Edition
Creative Vision's Design Team 5 Blog Hop.

There will be random prizes awarded to bloggers who post comments.
Be sure to become a Creative Vision blog follower, if you are not already,
in order to be eligible for those prizes.
Following the hop Laura will give away a few SHOPPING SPREES! YIPPEE!

Today we will hop hop hop our way to each member's blog as they showcase
their collective talent with our hop theme -
Anything But A Card

I went with a coverede notebok! I used the BRAND NEW stamp set "Thank You"

Visit Creative Vision's Company Blog for a list of winner's tomorrow.
PLUS the Bunny Hop games winner's will be revealed as well.
On with the hop.....
Here is the order in case you need missed anyone!
Laura and the main company blog

 (You are here with me now!)


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kenny K is with the Dragon!

Stamping Dragon is sponsored by Kenny K this week!

Our challenge is SPORTS or anything with a sports theme!

Here is my Kenny K image card!

Isn't he too cute?

Hop on over to the Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog in my sidebar and join us!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lots To Tell!

So Saturday is our Blog Hop! I hope you have made plans to come and hop as we are making things that are not cards with the NEW RELEASES!! This I am super excited about!
All week our owner Laura is playing Bunny Hop Games - you have to check this out!

We have our Challenge Winner - Check her out HERE
Don't forget we have a ribbon challenge going on through Friday!

My card this week is using Cake On Fire:

I also used this card on a slightly hidden post last week to enter some challenges - so that is the only reason I am not entering it this week - just showing it off!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays PTT#11 April Showers

You know they say "April Showers bring May flowers". Here at PTT that gives us an idea for a PARTY! What kind of showers will you have for us this week? Will it be a baby shower, wedding shower, bridal shower or just a plain old card about the rain? What ever type of shower you have we want to see it!

We have a returning sponsor that we just adore....Glitterbabe!

Now show us what you got!
Need some inspiration?
Visit us, look, and then participate

Monday, April 11, 2011

Magical Monday - #3rd Post For Today!

This week's challenge is fabric and stitches...oooooooooo!!!
I love these fabric flowers I found at Michael's on clearance! I am on a no buy scrap budget. But the clearance price of $1 for 6 - couldn't pass up - and I bet you wouldn't either!
The stitching I kind of think I could have done better - but I am still looking for my stamp that actually is a stitch pattern - so it can be perfect every time!

I used the image "Designer Cupcake" for this challenge - I LOVE IT! Don't you?
I used scrap DSP, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Reflections Fabric Flowers, and BIC Markers to color.

Now come check out some more inspiration and participate with us - just click

Happleigh Srappin Challenge Time!

This week we have a sketch challenge for you all!
A Sketch Challenge!

I used ST, Patty Kasey for the challenge - I loved her to much to not use her!!

Scrap DSP, Georgia Pacific Paper, Buttons, and of course my BIC Markers!!
Now come join us HERE!
The rest of the design team has some great inspiration for you as well!

Stamp-N-Doodle Ballerina and DT Call

Hey everyone!
Over at Stamp-N-Doodle we are working on a make it girly theme!
Also: Our DT CALL is still going on - please submit your name, e-mail and blog address to me, Audrey, at if you are interested in serving as part of STAMP-N-DOODLE DT!!

Here is my CAS take on the challenge using this cute ballerina image
All scraps were used, Stampin' Up Punch, Georgia Pacific Paper, and of course my BIC Markers!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Sketch Challenge

It's Sunday - so that means Sketch Day!
 Leah owner/artist of Heart Song Designs has a great new sketch for us!

And Here is my card using the digi "Blooming Stars"

I have been able to stick to my no new stuff budget pretty well. I have bought a couple things, but most were on clearance so I can justify under $5.00 - right?
I used all scraps, some clearance Reflections Pearls, and my awesome BIC Markers with this card.

Now go get your inspiration on!  Click HERE to see the rest of the team's card!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

11 Challenges!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Deedee's Digis Irish Blessing With A Twist

Yes - I realize that St. Patrick's Day is over and this digi is titled "Irish Blessing"
but look at how cute it can be as an any other type of day card!

Creative Clear Challenge #2

Alright - voting for the first challenge is starting today amongst the design team and a winner for our first challenge will be announced on Wednesday - my day to share at Creative Clear!

Challenge #2 is the theme of Ribbon!

Here is my creation using the stamp set Make A Wish

Don't forget to check and see who one the single sentiment stamp on Wednesday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

2 Different Challenge Cards!

So I have a list of challenge blogs I try to play with every week.  Sometimes I can't find the mojo for the specific theme - but I always check them out.  I have also found some neat blogs that list tons of challenges. I then take the cards from the blogs I always check out and she how many I can fit them into from those blogs....kind of a challenge in itself!

Card #1

When I think of Spring I think of Pink & Easter!
I love this stitched patterned paper - my favorite! I am hoarding it!

Challenges Entered: - Silk, Pearls, Pastels

Card #2 
Stamp is From Creative Clear Stamps

Challenges Entered:

My helper the entire night of crafting:
~ Abby ~ 

Have a great weekend folks - Don't forget to join me at Creative Clear Stamps (Link on sidebar and under Card #2) for the newest challenge Saturday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jiggy Back To School

I know all the kids are thinking about getting out of school and not going to school...
But this image is just to dang cute not to love!
Jiggy has my heart - what can I say??

Please don't forget to check out our challenge that is still going on at the

Blog Hop Saturday, April 16th

Join Us HERE

Best Friend Blogger Award

Thank you, Thank you Becky for this award - you are a true best friend blogger too!

The rules of this award are:

1. Post about it on your blog with a link to the sender.

2. Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.
Here You Go Girls - You Rock!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Wishes Wednesday

So I love birthdays - no matter who you are they should be celebrated!
I am a member of a group on Splitcoaststampers that sends Birthday Random Acts of Kindness out each month to members of the group.
I decided to use my Birthday Wshes stamp set to shower people with love!

Now hop on over to Creative Clear ----> in my sidebar and check us out!
We have our first ever challenge going on with the Monochromatic Theme
AND a blog hop on April 16th - plus a Bunny Hop Game all next week!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Party Time Tuesday's Is Elegant Today!

Elegant Birthday Is the Theme
Can you be sophisticated?
Party Time Tuesday's Can Be and so you can you!
Just click HERE to join in on the fun!
I thought this was going to be interestingly hard - but it turned out to be easy with a CAS layout

Stitchy Bear is our sponsor and provided the lovely image and sentiment in my card.
This card will be going to a friend who I think is the definition of elegant and friend - perfect combo just like this week's challenge.

BIC Markers
Stampin' Up & Georgia Pacific CS

~ Hug the one you're with ~

Monday, April 4, 2011

Magical Monday Is All About Flowers!

It's Magical Monday for Paper Cupcakes!
Today the theme is Flowers!
Use them anywhere or anyhow - just use flowers!

 BIC Markers
SU! Ribbon and Jumbo Eyelet
Scrap DSP
Now come on and join in on the fun!

This card was entered in the following challenges
(Also a DT Call Going on at Corrosive Challenge)

A Day Late - Heart Song Designs

It was a bad weekend - we woke up to termites in our little girls room
As you can tell that means nothing else mattered!
Heart Song Designs is hosting their sketch challenge which began yesterday - Oops!!!
Leah and team have done a great job - check them out HERE
Please join us and check out my creation that is a termite day late!

BIC Markers
Time Holtz brads
Scrap DSP