Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations #275--Sponsor Freckled Fawn

It's been a really long week with the starting of a new school year.  I can't believe summer is over, but I am fortunate to have 26 darling third graders!  This week at Cupcake Inspirations, we have a great sponsor--Freckled Fawn.  They have some amazing products!  Be sure to check them out.  Also join us at CIC for this week's fun Party Theme challenge!    Looking forward to seeing your projects! Hugs, Debbie
Recipe:
Stamp:  Newton's Nook (Cat and sentiment); banner--Avery Elle
Markers--Specturm Noir
Die Cut (loopy-loops)--The Cat's Pajama

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stuck On U Sketches: Blow Out the Candles Die Challenge



I just had to join this challenge since I adore Newton, the cat, from Newton's Nook Design.  My favorite animals are cats.  In fact, my hubby had to leave town over the weekend, so I brought home a kitten (when the hubby is away the wife gets her way!).  I've spent the last couple bonding with him while my other cat has decided she hates me.  Not sure how this drama will end!










Monday, August 18, 2014

Poppy Sketch Challenge #11--Stampendous

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It's time for a new Poppy Sketch and color challenge!  We have a super fun sponsor--Stampendous!  With school starting this week, I used the Jump Rope Kiddo Stamp Stamp; Moment Memory Stamp.

Please join us at Poppy Sketches for our next two week challenge!  So, so looking forward to your projects!  Hugs, Debbie










Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations #274 Jellypark

http://jellypark.co.uk/
I'm just loving this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored by Jellypark.  Claire Keay is the artist, and she has such adorable images!  I used Rose Bunny.  Isn't it darling?  Be sure to link up this week for your chance to win 2 images (excludes charity stamps and stamp sets).  Hugs, Debbie


Recipe:
Image: Rose Bunny
Die Cut: QuicKutz
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Pattern Paper:  Carta Bella-Sew Easy
Embellishments:  all from my stash

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations #273-Doodle Pantry

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http://www.doodlepantry.com/

 It's time for a fun theme challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!  This week our theme is BUGS!  Doodle Pantry is our sponsor ($10 coupon to one lucky participant).  I used the super fun Balloon Ants image!  I'm not a big fan of real ants, but these guys taking a joy ride just make me smile!  Now it's your turn to get crafty! Be sure to link up your "bug" project at Cupcake Inspirations!  Hugs, Debbie






This is under the lift tab!



Sponsor:  Doodle Pantry
Image & Sentiment:  Balloon Ants
Pattern Paper:  Lily Bee Designs-Double Dutch
Stamps:  Clouds-Paper Smooches-Sunny Side Up
Punch-Fiskars
Die Cut-Paper Smooches
Twine-The Twinery
Markers-Spectrum Noir
Button & Cardstock--part of my stash

Emma's 2nd Card--Believe






My granddaughter, Emma (age 7), made her second card before going back home which 6 hours away.  It was so fun letting her play in my craft room.  Once we picked out some stamps and papers, I found a sketch to help focus her.  I helped her cut the papers out since I didn't want to using my paper cutter.  Then I left her to create!  I am so proud of her!  I'm thinking she will be getting her own stamps, paper and embellishments for Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!  Emma loves reading all your comments!  Hugs, Debbie


Simon Says Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge






Paper Smooches-Anything Goes





Monday, August 4, 2014

Poppy Sketches New Design Team & Challenge #10

The day has finally arrived to announce the new design team at
 Poppy Sketches, and I am thrilled to be on it!  
(I'm the one with the cat!)



 Here's the new fabulous challenge:

http://poppysketches.blogspot.com/

Our fabulous sponsor--Starving Artistamps!

http://starvingartistamps.com/index.html

I heat embossed the pumpkin and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.  The pumpkin is from Starving Artistamps' Doodle Factory Gourds and Pumpkins set.



The pattern paper is from Echo Park and the sentiment is from Walter and Winnie.  The burlap is from DCWV and the twine is from Lawn Fawn.  As for the stars, clothes pins, sequins, they are just part of the stash.

Make sure you check out the Poppy Sketches blog
to see what my teamies have create and be to link up your project!

Hugs,
Debbie


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations #272-A Day for Daisies

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http://adayfordaisies.com/

This week I am so excited to share my card.  I love A Day for Daisies images, especially any image with a kitty on it (big surprise!).  This week's image is entitled Tiger, and it reminds me of myself when I was a little girl.  I had a gray tabby named Spooky, and I would have rather married him when I was in third grade than any icky boy in my class!  He was such a sweet heart.  We had plenty of good times together, including all those days when I dressed him up in doll clothes! Okay, maybe it wasn't so fun for him, but he tolerated it without a hiss or growl.  Fortunately, I outgrew my dislike of boys, but my love of cats has never wavered.   My hubby and I now have a gray Maine Coon, Catapult, who is showered with love and kisses (but no doll clothes)!
I just had to make sure Spooky was part of the Easter picture!



So onto my card and this week's challenge!  Isn't this image remarkable?  If cats aren't your favorite, I promise you'll find something you will love.  There are thousands of amazing images!  This week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is all about colors--mint, white, and gold!  By participating, you will have a chance to win a $12 gift certificate at A Day for Daisies!  Be sure to link up at Cupcake Inspirations!  Hugs, Debbie


Recipe:
Sponsor:  A Day for Daisies
Image:  Tiger
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Bling:  Recollections & Close to My Heart (gold sequins)
Sentiment Stamp: Winnie & Walter-You've Got Love Mail
Stickles-gold

Challenges this card qualifies: 




Challenge #62

CAS 4 Kids Challenge













Hanna and Friends Animal Challenge #202




Thursday, July 31, 2014

Enjoy your day--Newton Style!


My new Newton stamps arrived in time to play with this month's Inky Paws challenge! I am loving the images with Newton at the beach!  What a cute kitty!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you have an extra minute, I would love for you to visit my prior post--my granddaughter made her first contest card, and I know she would love to hear your lovely comments!  Thanks!  Debbie

http://www.newtonsnookblog.com/2014/07/inky-paws-challenge-12-beach-theme.html

http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-178-and-new-design-team.html


Emma's 1st Contest Card


Emma, Aunt Katie, and Digger
My granddaughter, Emma-age 7, is visiting us.  Yesterday "Aunt" Katie let us ride her beautiful horses, so Emma wanted to make Aunt Katie a thank you card.  She choose some papers from Carta Bella (Giddy Up) and some Paper Smooches and Taylor Expressions stamps.  I cut the papers down to size.  (Didn't want my guillotine paper cutter slicing her pretty fingers.)  With a bit of guidance from me, Emma created this darling card!  Maybe I'm biased, but I think she did an amazing job!  Thanks for stopping by!  I would love for you to leave some blog love for Emma!
Hugs,
Debbie



Anything Goes-TPE261


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Puppet Theater

When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought it looked like a stage.  
So I created a little stage with little puppets and interchangeable sets!  
My first scene features a living room setting and a very naughty looking kitty!

My second scene is a recreation room.  This time a cute little puppy is featured!



My third scene is takes the puppets outside for a fun camping adventure!  Beware the bear!


 My final scene (for the time being) features the laundry room.  
Not sure if that kitty is doing the laundry or chasing that mouse!



I still want to make more scenes--outer space, zoo, playground, Halloween, gingerbread house, and well...there are so many more Paper Smooches sets to use!  Now I need to decide if I'm going to keep this for myself or give it to my granddaughter!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs, Debbie



I am also entering these in the following challenges:
http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-27-august-2-designer-drafts.html


Amusing Challenge-Anything goes



Monday, July 28, 2014

Hey Dude


Yea!  I'm back in my craft room after 5 days camping with grand kids!  Wow, did we have fun!  Well, here's my card for the below challenges!  Happy Monday!  Hugs, Debbie
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2014/07/case-this-sketch-86.html

Chevrons, Black, Sequins
Anything Goes--Challenge #261