Basket Of Chicks

I purchased this stamp at a recent local rubber stamp show from rubberneckers!  I love their stamps and always purchase a few.  This one is called Basket of Chicks.  I decided to do a one layer card with this one since it's a fairly large stamp.  Really didn't need anything else except to color it!  It's an Easter card for a family member.  I added a punched border and some twine. Done! I'm entering this car in:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #208 - Fuzzy Friends

Copics used:  C1, E33, E35, E37, E47, R85, Y11, Y15, Y17, YG06, YG23.  Have a great Easter!  Barb

Friday Friends With Flair and Winner of blog contest!!

The winner of the memory box die is Miwa!!!  Congrats!!  Your die is on its way!!  Thanks to all who participated in the contest on my blog for new followers!  I do appreciate it very much.  And as you know we all need followers!  It was fun and I will probably do another one in the near future!  You all at Unity are awesome!!.  I didn't have time this week to make a new card so I am posting one from the past so everyone can get over to my blog this morning.  Thanks again.  Have a crafty day.  See you next week.  Barb

Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog - Guest Designer

I am a guest designer over at Through The Craftroom Door and this weeks sponsor is Dustin Pike of Doodle Dragon.  My digi is called Boo Boo Dragon 2.  Isn't he cute? Through the Craftroom Door is an anything goes challenge every week!  So why don't you join in on the fun.  Here is my submission as Guest Designer:

Bunny Basket - Hambo Hoedown weekly challenge

Today's card is a digi from Hambo called Bunny Basket!  You can get a free digi every week if you play the Hambo Hoedown weekly challenge. Post your card and e-mail your card and you will be sent one for the next week to play!  That simple.  I think this bunny is so cute and the sentiments came with it!!  The sketch is from The Deconstructed Sketch #94 for this week.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges this week as follows:

Hambo Hoedown - Use Bunny Basket digi and your favorite embellishment.  Mine are brads!
The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #94 - follow sketch
Raise the Bar: Challenge Yourself Challenge #136 - Spring Is A "hop away".
Created With Love Challenge #34 - Easter and Glitter
Marker Pop Challenge #19 - Use Glitter - add glitter to colored image
Pile It On Challenge #12 - Dots

Details for this card are:  Stamps digi Hambo bunny basket, DP Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe and stash, ribbon May Arts, egg brads Eyelet Outlet, Stickles: yellow, lime green, fruit punch, purple, diamond, cinnamon, orange, thistle, turquoise.

Copics used:  E31, E35, E37, E59, C1, C3, Y08, Y11, Y15, YR07, YR15, YG93, YG95, YG99, V01, V09, V12, BV20, R01, R11, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B02, B04, BG32, BG34.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

I Love The Rain and Sami's DT Call

Sami at A Day For Daisies is having a design team call.  It ends tonight so here is one of my submissions.  You need to submit 2 to 3 pieces of your best work.  I will submit 3.  This digi is call I Love The Rain.  I just love these digis.  Great to color!.  I also used a sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday.  I am entering this card in a few other challenges as well this week as follows:

A Day For Daisies Sami's DT Call
Try Stampin On Tuesday - Sketch #110
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #221 - A Recipe - 1 image, 2 embellishments, 3 papers.

Details for this card are:  A Day For Daisies digi I Love The Rain, sentiment Unity, DP Authentique Spring, Spellbinders nesties Rleur de Lis Squares, twine The Twinery, Umbrella brad eyelet outlet, sparkle brads CTMH, jewel stickers Little Yellow Bicycle.

Copics used:  E11, E25, E31, E34, E50, E51, E93, R81, R83, R85, G20, YG05, YG11, B000, V20.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

You Are Worth It! and Giveaway!!  read on!!

Today is Friends with Flair Friday over at the Unity Blog.  Post a project using Unity stamps.  I know you have tons of them!!  This is a card I made for my brother for his birthday next month.  I used the Unscripted Sketch #202 for this week also.  When I saw this stamp set one I knew it would make a great guy card.  Also my father used to own a Texaco station on the PA turnpike when we were kids.  So this image holds lots of memories for me and my family.  I think my brother will get a kick out of it!! I am entering this card in a few other challenges this week.  

Now on to the giveaway!!  All you have to do is become a follower on my fairly new blog and post a creative comment as to what you would create with this wonderful die from memory box called Blooming Rosette.  That's it.  I'll pick a winner next Friday right here! Good luck!  So come back and see if you are the winner!  Thanks for visiting!

Friday Friends with Flair - create a project using Unity Stamps
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #41 - One For The Boys
Creative Card Crew Challenge 32 - Masculine
Unscripted Sketches #202

Stamp set:  Unity Stamp Co.  You are worth it! Everything else from my stash.

Copics used:  R35, R37, R46, C1, C3, C5.  $20 value for memory box die.

Think Spring!

I need to get my stash going for Easter! Yikes, its coming up fast!!  Spring began yesterday although in some parts of the country it doesn't seem like it yet.  So in honor of Spring arriving here is my first Easter/Spring card.  This is a digi from Squigglefly called Bunny Chit Chat by Artist Cheryl Alger of Sassy Cheryl fame!!  I am so drawn to her wonderful images!!  So it's not surprising that I chose this one.  I am also entering this card in some other spring challenges this week as follows:

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mama's - Spring colors
Crafts and Me - Buttons and Bows  Use both
Digi Haven - Easter Challenge - Must use a digi
Created With Love - Button Up
Ribbon Carousel 78 - Spring Is In The Air- Must use ribbon or twine

Details for this card are:  Squigglefly digi Bunny Chit Chat, DP Authentique Delightful, MS Daisy border punch, Ribbon stash, twine The Twinery, Buttons, Crate Paper, Basic Grey, stash, pink pearls Michaels, bitty pearls Zva.

Skin:  E11, E50, E51, Hair:  Y21, YR21, TR24, Clothes: B91,B93,B95, Y11, Y15, Y19,  Socks: R81,R83 R85, Shoes: C1, C3, C5, Bunnies: C3, C1, R00,  Sky: B0000, Grass: YG11, YG17, YG23.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Tattered Floral Challenge

Thought I would take a break today from making cards and do a fun spring project!  I wanted to enter Tim Holtz tattered floral challenge before the deadline on March 22nd.  So here is my submission.  Kind of a trash to treasure project using a 61/4 X81/4" fence frame I found at Goodwill. We are to make a project using Tim's tattered florals die.  I have had mine for a while but never used it til today.  I didn't do anything to the frame just left it white, had this postcard of a bunny, cut out the flowers in burlap and brown, yellow and green cardstock, sanded and stamped on the flowers with Stampers Anonymous various stamps in black then added vintage photo distress ink to edges. Looked through all my Tim stuff and found a clock, moth stickers, calendar salvage stickers, chit chat stickers, stick pin, brads and added some crumpled light green ribbon. It's going on my entryway table as a home decor piece for Spring and Easter. Oh and Tim is giving away boxes for goodies valued at around $175 to multiple winners of this challenge to be announced Saturday!!  Have a crafty day!  Barb

It's St. Patrick's Day!!

Well better late than never I guess!  This is the only card I was able to get done for St. Paddy's Day!  Yikes!  What have I been doing?  I know...  playing with my new Silhouette machine that's what.  So here is my first attempt at grass with a cutting file!!  After I might say many attempts with different weight papers.  I do love it!  This little Leprechaun Cutie is from A Day For Daisies and it's a digi. They have lots of really great images.  I am entering this card in a few challenges this week as follows:

A Day For Daisies Challenge #65 - Anything Goes Must use a Day For Daisies Image to play
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge #11 - with Optional Twist:  St. Paddy's Day Green
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #146 - Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Color Me Creative Challenge #64 - Spring Colors

Details for this card are:  A Day For Daisies Leprechaun Cutie Digi, sentiment Studio G, DP Recollections, memory box die Lucky Leaves, bling TPC Studio and Michaels, Ribbon May Arts.

Skin:  E11, E31, E50, E51, R25
Hair:  E09, E79, E99
Clothing and Hat:  G12, G14, G19, YG17, Y26, Y28, C3
Shamrock:  G12, G14, G19
Multiliner 0.3 green    

Have a crafty day!  Barb

Tribal Dance Birthday

I needed a guy birthday card for a friend today so I thought I would use this stamp and sentiment from Hambo stamps and for their challenge this week using scallops.  This one will work.  It's always a challenge to come up with a guy card as well.  The sketch is from 613 Avenue Create this weeks optional challenge sketch.  The inside of the card read's Hmmm...better try that again.  I am entering this card in a few other challenges as well this week as follows:

Hambo Hoedown Challenge - Use scallops
Seize The Birthday Challenge #10 - Masculine Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge #220 - Anything Goes
Designed To Color Challenge #10 - Hexagons
Allsorts week 198 - As Easy As 1,2,3. (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments).  Stickers, bling, twine.

Details for this card are:  Stamps Hambo, DP WeRMemory Keepers Fiesta, MS punch, Spellbinders Labels Four SM, bling Michaels, corner stickers Outline, Tim Holtz distress ink scattered straw, twine The Twinery.

Copics used:  E11, E35, E50, E51, C1, C3, Y32, Y35, Y38, G43, G82, G85, YG97, YG99, B0000, B91, B93, B95, R14, R17, R29.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Spring Bunny

613 Avenue Create is looking for 2 more Design Team members so I am entering this cute little bunny he's a digi and is from Squigglefly.  With an option to use a sketch they provide.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges this week as follows:

613 Avenue create Anything Goes w/ optional Sketch #3
Squigglefly Challenge #10 - SFC1013- Spring Is Near
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge March 12 - 18 Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #70 Easter Bling

Details for this card are: Squigglefly digi Spring Bunny, DP MMECollectable Notable, Seniment Northwoods, Die-namics snowdrifts, memory box Spring Border, Butterfly Delights, Crisp Bows, ribbon unknown, lemon pearls Kaisercraft, stickles cinnamon, yellow, black diamond.

Copics used:  T0, T2, C00, C1, C3, B0000, E50, E71, E79, E93, Y08, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR61, G20, G21, G24, YG06, YG97.

Face The Sunshine

Here is another wonderful stamp from Phyllis Harris and Unity Stamp Co. I needed to make a birthday card and this new paper from Graphic45 French Country goes perfectly with all those sunflowers.  The sketch is from Designed to Colors monthly challenge #9 Gettin sketchy with Kraftin Kimmie and the winner this month gets Kimmie stamps!  Love her images.  Am also entering this card in a few other challenges as follows:

Designed to Color Monthly challenge #9 - Gettin Sketchy with Kraftin Kimmie
Allsorts Challenge - Week 197 Springtime
One Stop Craft Challenge 219 - Spring
Creative Card Crew Challenge #31 - Ribbon
Friday Friends With Flair - Unity

Details for this card are:  Stamps Unity &Phyllis Harris face the sunshine, sentiment Hero Arts, DP Graphic45 French Country, Tag Ranger, Die-namics Sunflower, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Banner, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Ribbon May Arts, bling TPC Studio & Michaels, Tim Holtz distress ink wild honey, metal corners American Tag Co.

Copics used:  E11, E35, E37, E50, E51, E93, B0000, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y38, R56, R59, R89, G85, YG23, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97.


I Just got this frog set by Rubberneckers a few weeks ago at a local rubber stamp show.  I think he is so cute.  Wanted to use him for some green challenges this week. Well St. Patty's Day is just around the corner.  He also looks very springy!!  The sketch is from today's MOJO Monday Challenge #284.  I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #67 - Show Me The Green and Ribbon Theme
Color Me Creative Challenge #63 - Anything Goes Optional using bugs, butterflies or reptiles.
Card Makin Mama's - Green Challenge
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #69 - Going Green with A Touch of Grey
MOJO Monday Sketch #284
Paper Playtime Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Details for this card are:  Stamps Rubbernecker frog hanging from flower, unfrogetable, DP Creative Imagination Loolah, MME Rosy, MS daisy border punch, Spellbinders LG Deckled Rectangles, Ribbon May Arts, lemon pearls Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz distress ink scattered straw, green brads unknown, butterfly brad eyelet outlet.

Copics used:  E49, G24, G43, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG61, YG67, YG95, Y08, Y11, Y15, Y35, Y38, N3, N6, C3, C7.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Birthday Tweetings

This card showcases one of Mo Mannings adorable digi's called a little birdie.  So I made a birthday card.  Not telling who it's going to.  I'm trying to get a stash of cards going for this year!  The sketch for this card is from Seize The Birthday challenge for this week and needs to be feminine.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges as follows:

DP2 Challenge #175 - Anything Goes with a Mo Image.
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #145 - 3 embellishments that start with "B" mine are bling, bird brad, butterfly brad plus a sentiment.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #40 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Seize The Birthday Challenge #9 - Use sketch / Feminine
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #206 - To Die For.  Use dies.

Details for this card are:  Mo Manning Digi a little birdie, sentiment deadbeat designs, DP Echo Park So Happy Together, Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, Die-namics Dainty Lace Border, memory box Flutter Vine, Ribbon May Arts, bling TPC Studio, pearls Zva, bird and butterfly brads eyelet outlet.

Copics used:  E11, E31, E35, E50, E51, E53, E57, E93, Y04, Y08, Y21, Y38, R17, R24, R81, R83, R85, B000, B00, B02, C7.

Maggie Girl Birthday

It's Friday Friends with Flair over at the Unity blog today.  Thought I would join in on this one for a change.  I own sooooo many Unity stamps and need to get my birthday card stash going for this year as well. I also used a sketch from this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches #188.   Why don't you join in on the fun and create something wonderful with all those Unity stamps you have in your stash!  I am entering this card in a few other challenges as well this week as follows:

Friday Friends With Flair using Unity stamps
Tuesday Morning Sketches Sketch #188
Challenge4Everybody Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #9 Anything goes
Pile It On Challenge #9 Happy Birthday
Inspired By Stamping Challenge #49- Color Inspiration use Kraft, Light Pink and green.

Details for this card are:  Stamps Unity Maggie girl by Angie Blom, DP Graphic45, MS border punch, Graphic45 kraft flower, ribbon stash, pearls Michaels, bling and pearls want2scrap.

Copics used:  E08, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E93, G12, G20, G24, G43, YG11, R01, R02, R11, R12, R20, R22.  Have a crafty day!  Barb


As you can tell by this card I am ready for spring!!  This is Lilybelle and she is ready to spread some seeds. She is from Kraftin Kimmie one of my favorite rubber stamp company's.  I am entering her in the following  challenges this week:

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #168 - Springy, Pastel Colors.  Must use Kraftin Kimmie images
Dilly Beans Challenge - Stripes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Simon Says A Bit O' Green
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #144- Fairies With Wings Plus A Sentiment
Created With Love Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge #18 - Spring Bling
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge - March 5 to 11, 2013 - Anything Goes

Details for this card are:  Stamps Kraftin Kimmie Lilybelle, DP Carta Bella True Friends, Spellbinders nesties Labels Eight, Memory Box die Honey Blossom Frame, Poppystamps die Bubble Daisy border, bling want2scrap,TPC studio, Pearls Michaels, Tim Holtz distress ink picked raspberry, ribbon May Arts, decorative scissors, seeds charm Fanciful.

Copics used:  E11, E21, E31, E50, E51, E93, Y04, Y11, Y21, Y35, G12, G20, G24, BG34, R81, R83, R85.

Sister Act card challenge Design Team Call

I would like to tell you about a new card challenge blog starting up in April.  Its called Sister Act card challenge.  Jenn and Trish are sisters-in-law who love to scrapbooking and cardmaking.  They decided to start a blog and they need 8 full time members for their design team. Excepting all variety of styles, term  runs April to September. The blog will air on Fridays and is is an Anything Goes all the time challenge.  Woo Hoo!  Love those!  Why don't you join in.  Here is the link:    Here are my 3 cards for my submission for Sister Act card challenge Design Team: to reach me.

Happy March!

Thought I would share my March calendar page made with Graphic45 Place In Time 12x12 paper pad.  Just love Graphic45 papers.  So vintage.  Enjoy your weekend.  Have a crafty day!  Barb