April

Happy Tuesday to you!

April 2Oh how I wish the saying April Showers brings May Flowers held true here in North Dakota.  Yesterday we had SNOW again – it’s melted but there is a chance for more tonight.  I would love a bit of rain and give those tulips a chance to bloom - I’m crossing my fingers as the weatherman is forecasting a nice Easter!

Today one of the new release images at Bugaboo Stamps is April, please stop by Catch the Bug for more inspiration – I always find it amazing how one image can look so different depending on the artist using it!

I used Kraftyhand’s Sketch Challenge for my card – it’s a bit different and you know how I enjoy a new layout :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew – Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge – Spring is Here
Ditzi Digi Design – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz – April Showers
MarkerPOP – Anything Goes

Free Hugs

Friendship HugFor a nice clean look to your card, add the sentiment in a coordinating color to the digi paper before printing the paper.

I’m using another of the sweet images from the Friendship line at From the Heart Stamps - I’m pretty sure I need all of them :-P  Rather than color her sweet dress, I added a bit of paper-piecing, love the detail that adds!

Image: Free Hugs – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Karen Funk’s A Fresh Start – Digi Scrap
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Sketch: Sketch 062 – I {heart} Sketches

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The lucky winner from last week’s Friendship giveaway is Nance Salkeld – Congrats, I’ll be in touch with your free image!

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy – Friendship/Friend
Polkadoodles – Animal Magic
Sister Act – Anything Goes
Art Impressions - Best of Friends
Aud Sentiments – Sentiment for a Friend

You’re Somebunny Special

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Isn’t this bunny just adorable???  I was lucky enough to win some The Doodle Garden images from a challenge I entered last week and this little bunny just calling out to me, “Pick me, Pick me” so I did!  He is just a dream to color up, I think if I would have timed it – it took me less two minutes to color.  It took me longer to decide on which colors to use than to actually color him, so much fun!!!

So in the spirit of The Doodle Garden, did you know they now have challenges?  Don’t worry if you don’t have any TDG images, you can use any images you already have.  The challenge this for this month is to use this photo as your inspiration:

I looked through my paper stash and I really didn’t see any papers that went well with this color palette so I decided to make my own using Photoshop.  I pulled the color codes from the photo and now I have papers that coordinate beautifully!

Image: Happy Day Bunny – The Doodle Garden
Dies: Clouds – PaperTrey Ink and Memory Box
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots – Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Here’s the background paper if you’d like to use it for the challenge – I’d love to see how you use it!

TDG Background paperThanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Sentimental Sunday – Embossing
The Corrosive Challenge – Pretty Pastels
Creative Corner – Let it Hop
Cuttin and Stampin - Rainbows/Easter
Just Inspirational – Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday – Cute
Love to Scrap – Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps – Anything Goes

Spring has Sprung

Saturday Spring ChallengeYeah! It finally feels like springtime here in North Dakota!  The weatherman said those dreaded words “snow” as a possibility this weekend but I think it’ll stay warm enough and rain instead – finger’s crossed!

The challenge this week at Catch the Bug is Spring Time.  I used gray matting papers instead of my usual black and I think it give that spring-like feeling!

Image: Edward Springtime - Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Super Meewee – Nitwit Collections
Die: Banner Bundle - Verve
Embellishments: Gems, Enamel Dots

Thanks so much for the visit – Happy Spring!  Dee

Challenges:
Allsorts – Spring Blossoms
Crafty Catz - Animals
Crafty Hands – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Use Polka Dots
Creative Knockouts – Spring is in the Air
Divas by Designs – Easter/Spring
The Crafter’s Cafe – Spring

 

Egg-stra Special Easter Wishes

Top HatJust think in just over a week it will be Easter! Last year we had snow on the ground and we were unable to hide any eggs outside, hopefully this year mother nature will cooperate and give us a nice warm, sunshiny day.

The challenge for the next two weeks at Digi Designs is Easter – here’s your chance to get those last minutes cards done and share them with us.  I thought these little chickies and bunny were too cute not to color up – I’m in love with the two little peeps peeking out of the basket :-)

Our wonderful sponsor is The Cutting Cafe and they are offering a wonderful prize for our challenge – 3 items from their store!

The Cutting Cafe

Image: Top Hat Bunny – Di’s Digi Designs
Paper: The Bees Knees – Nitwit Collections
Die: Banner Bundle – Verve
Embellishments: Pearls, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Get Your Egg On
Mark’s Finest Papers – The Letter “T”ophat
Pumpkin Spice - Easter
Open-Minded Crafting Fun – Easter
Alphabet Challenge – “E”aster
Crafts 4 Eternity – Easter
QKR Stampede – Easter
Totally PaperCrafts – Easter
Cute Card Thursday – Easter
Simon Says – Easter
A Creative Romance – Eggcellent Spring

The older I get…

the harder it is to find my balls!

Golf BallsIt’s Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug and I decided to go for a masculine theme as it was one of my brother’s birthdays on Monday.  I always try to make them a card that is special just for them.  My brother isn’t the biggest of golfers but I know he’ll appreciate the humor of this card.

Image: Gus Golf - Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: At the Park – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Banner Bundle – Verve, Button – PaperTrey Ink
Embellishment: Baker’s Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp – Happy Birthday
Craft-room Challenge – Is this Humor?
Cuttlebug Mania - Make us Smile
Deep Ocean – Inspired by a Movie (Tin Cup)
Fan-Tastic – Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Make us Laugh
Delightful Sketches – Hip to be Square
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Spring Medley

April Stamp of the Month

One of the nice things about digi stamps is their versatility.  I printed out one of the stamp images and then cropped out half of the stamp and printed it to combine the two images into the card you see here.

Stamp: Spring Medley – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Daffodil Joy – Nitwit Collections

The image is the April Stamp of the Month and can be used for the SOTM Challenge.  This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies. :) Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this month and you will get a new freebie next month via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in  the store and play along to receive the next freebies.

I like the clean look of this card, the only embellishment is a touch of Stickles to a couple of the crocuses.  No tulips or crocuses here yet but hopefully soon.  Happy Spring to you!  Dee
Challenges:
{PIN}spirational – Photo Inspiration

Creative Card Crew - Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine – Spring
One Sweet Challenge – Ringing in Spring
MarkerPop – Spring
Melonheadz Friends – Time for Spring
Avenue 613 – Spring
A Creative Romance – Spring Flowers