Saturday, June 30, 2012

DCWV Desgin Team Deadline!

With trepidation and a bundle of nerves I hit the send button tonight on my application for the Die Cuts with a View DT application.

As I have for only a few other DT applications, I made more projects than I actually needed.  I, as you know, love making cards and this call only asked for one sample of a card. So, as not to torture myself too much over the decision, I restricted myself to only two possible samples.  Ultimately, the one I sent was the prettier card using one of the newer collections.

All four of my submission projects can be found in the DCWV album on my Facebook: Here

As for the poor, little left behind card, I though I would go ahead and give it its own blog post so that it could get some love too!

So, here is the proverbial cheese who stands alone, unsent to DCWV:

I used one of last year's winter-time stacks called "The Winter Magic Stack" to make this card.  The sentiment is by Hampton Art as is the embossing powder.  Punches by EK Success.

Thanks so much for supporting my journey through the crafting world.  Your love and feedback keep me creating. 

And remember, it is so good to be queen. :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Party Time Tuesday #74–Anything Goes

Happy Tuesday!! Are you ready to party? You probably wouldn’t BE here if you weren’t, so let us begin.

The PTT Challenge:


I know! I’m so lucky to have two anything goes challenges this week!!

I took a bit of a different approach to my project this week.  I wanted to make a non-card project.  So, I decided to make a door hanger for a little girl.  Well, then I started trying to think LIKE a little girl: what does the inside of a little girl’s mind really look like? It would be swirls and pink and castles and bling. And that is what I did.

So, even though it really isn’t my normal thing, I’m glad I stepped out of my normal design aesthetic and tried something more artsy and crazy.

The Inspiration:



Stamps: “Girl and Bear” Digital Delights, Flower and Castle by Pebbles | Copic and Memento markers | Memento ink (Tuxedo Black) | Background paper, dew drops, flourish rub-on by The Robin’s Nest | Galaxy Marker by American Crafts (white) | Distress ink (Worn Lipstick) | Die: Spellbinders | Cardstock: DCWV


Entered in:

Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes

Truely Madly Crafty: Monochromatic


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Keep it real and keep it royal, people.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

PMS Digital Makeover Challenge #42–Anything Goes!

Hello all! As you probably noticed from last Monday – I took a week off over at PMS to regroup from throwing my mom’s 50th Birthday party!

So, now I’m back and ready to inspire with Paper Makeup Stamps!  The Challenge:

You gotta love Anything Goes! Here is some vintage-y inspiration from me to you!



Stamp: Moody for Showers | Paper: DCWV “Tattered Time Stack” | Cardstock: DCWV “Cardstock Stack” (black), Recollections (kraft) | Distress Markers | Butterflies: Michaels’ floral | Embellishments: The Paper Studio (metal file label and brads) | Glitter glue: Hampton Art (black) | Adhesive: The Paper Studio (pop dots), Scotch (atg)


Pile it On: Make Your Own Embellishments ( I hand cut and rolled the flowers)
2 Sisters: Anything Goes
Hot Shot Craft: Distress Ink (which are in Distress Markers, that I used to color my image)


Thanks for stopping by!

And remember, it is so GOOD to be queen!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays - Mid-week inspiration!

Have a quick card to share with you today.  This is a mid-week reminder for the Party Time Tuesdays challenge:

And her is my inspiration:

I'm using some Robin's Nest Paper and Dew Drops with my Crafty Sentiments image (isn't she so cute!?)

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to break out your orange supplies and join in before a new challenge starts!!

Keep it real people and keep it royal!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flower Tutorial and Bonus Card for Hampton Art!

Hello! Just a quick post to let you know that I have a card up on the Hampton Art blog today and it includes a video tutorial!

Please head on over there to view the tutorial!

I am sharing a bonus project here on my blog that shows you an example of the flowers they I teach you to make in the tutorial.HelloInBloom - Card1

HelloInBloom - Card2

Go to the Hampton Art blog to see the tutorial video and another (really CUTE) project featuring two other Hampton Art stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by!

Keep it royal people!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Party Time Tuesday #72–All Things Mechanical

Hello!! I am so glad you’ve come around today! We are getting mechanical over at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

The Challenge:

All Things Mechanical

The Sponsors:

Month-long Sponsor: The Robin’s Nest

And here is some inspiration from me!!


Stamp: Robyn’s Fetish (Train), Hampton Art for Doodlebug Design (sentiment) | Colored pencils | Dies: Spellbinders (Grand Labels 1), Quickutz (clouds) | Sticker: Simple Stories (sun) | Cardstock: The Robins Nest (cloud background), DCWV (green), Recollections (kraft, white) | Ink: Studio G by Hampton Art (white) | Accents: The Robin’s Nest: Rub-ons, Dew Drops (on wheels, in train cars)


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week and keep it royal people!

Monday, June 11, 2012

PMS Digital Makeover Challenge #40–Seeing Spots

Hello there and good morning!! 

Happy to see you this fine Monday for another Paper Makeup Stamps' Digital Makeover Challenge!

The Rules are simple: Make a project that uses a digital image and stick with the challenge theme.  The prize is three PMS images of your choice (FIVE if your winning project has a PMS digi on it)!!

The Challenge:

And here is some inspiration from me!


Stamp: PMS Any One Of Us… | Circut | MTC | Dies and Embossing folder: Lifestyle Crafts (clouds, thunderbolt, dots) | Cardstock: (white, black) Recollections, (rainbow) scraps | Pen: Memento


Entered In:

Quirky Crafts Challenge: The Sky

Crazy 4 Challenges: Circles


Thanks for stopping by!

Keep it royal people!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Once Upon a Springtime Album with Hampton Art

Good day people! I have a mini book to share with you today!







Hampton Art Stamps: IC0091 Once Upon a Springtime 1; IC0154 Crowning Moments; IC0152 Molto Bello; SC0397 Patterned Butterflies   | Hampton Art Other: V60014 Glitter Glue, Clear Glitter Embossing Powder | Colorbox: Pigment: Olive, Curry, Wild Hare, Black | Smooch: Gold, Kiwi | Patterned Paper: Once Upon a Springtime by Graphic 45, Lost and Found by My Mind’s Eye | Cardstock: (black) Recollections | Flowers: Recollections  | Other: (green) Fiber Adorments by EK Success, (peach) satin ribbon, (white) Decorative rope, (green bows, flat back pearls) Martha Stewart, Stick pins, Thickers by American Crafts | Copic: BG11, V12, G12, RV11, E04, YR02, E02. 0 –Colorless Blender | Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Spellbinders Fancy Labels, (Photo Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers | Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG, foam tape, hot glue gun, glue dots


Thanks for taking a look!  If you want to see a few more photos of it, head on over to the Hampton Art blog! (There is a giveaway going on there too – so hurry!!!)

Keep it royal people!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Party Time Tuesday #71–The Royal Treatment

Hello peeps!! Are you ready to party? Well we are having a party fit for a QUEEN over at Party Time Tuesdays!

The Challenge:

The Royal Treatment (Give us a creation with a princess, a castle or even a Queen!)

The Sponsors:

Month-long: The Robin’s Nest

And here is my Royal inspiration:

Stamps: Gossamere by Tiddly Inks,  Inkadinkado (sentiment) | Patterned Paper, Dew Drops, Rub-ons: The Robin’s Nest | Cardstock: (gold) The Paper Studio, (glitter pink) DCWV | Corner Chomper: We-R-Memory Keepers | Copic Markers | Die: Crown by Cuttlekidz | Punches: Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you’ll put on your tiara and come join this week’s ROYAL party!

This week at PTT it is REALLY good to be queen!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

PMS Digital Makeover Challenge #39–Tic Tac Toe

Hello there and good morning!! 

Happy to see you this fine Monday for another Paper Makeup Stamps' Digital Makeover Challenge!

The Rules are simple: Make a project that uses a digital image and stick with the challenge theme.  The prize is three PMS images of your choice (FIVE if your winning project has a PMS digi on it)!!

The Challenge:

I chose ‘Tags, Critter, Ribbon and made a father’s day card!":


Stamps: PMS (Me & Pops), Ditto by Hampton Art (sentiment) | DSP: Basic Grey (Oxford) | Colored Pencils | Cardstock: Recollections (brown, kraft) | Ribbon


Thanks so much for stopping by! Get over to PMS and play some Tic Tac Toe with us this week!

And remember, it’s so GOOD to be queen. : )

Friday, June 1, 2012

Oh My God!!!!

Hello cropstars!! I was so excited to get this news last night I...didn't even believe it!!! 

I entered the 6th Anniversary layout contest over at Pagemaps by Becky Fleck...and I won!!!

I was jumping up and down and almost fell over because the prize up for grabs was a KINDLE FIRE!!!

Here is the layout I did using the PageMaps sketch:


Thank you to Becky Fleck for holding the contest and for offering a Prize that I CANNOT WAIT to get!  And thanks to all of you for giving me encouragement through your comments - it means a lot to me.

Have a great Friday and keep it royal people!!