Hello My Friend

I wanted to do something quick and easy and use my favorite paper collection right now Graphic 45 French Country.  The inspiration for this card is a the Wednesday sketch challenge at The Outlawzs.  Are you a member yet?  It is free and fun!!  I am also fitting it in with a few other challenges this week as follows:

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge Aptil 30 - May 6 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #124 - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #168 - Spring
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday Challenge - April Shower's Bring May Flowers
Pile It On Challenge #17 - April Shower's Bring May Flowers
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #113 - Anything Goes

Details for this card are DP Graphic 45 French Country 8x8, Stamp sentiment Technique Tuesday, Spellbinders standard circles Lg, memory box die Tupelo Circle, Tim Holtz Alterations die Iton Gate, flower stash, pearls Want2Scrap, ribbon Graphic 45, tissue tape Tim Holtz.

Have a crafty day!  Barb

Wish Upon A Star

It's a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create this week.  That means I'm up with this weeks team.  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes with a photo inspiration.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Shelley's Images.  Here's the link:  http://www.shellysimages.com/DigiShop/index.php  Lot's of great digi images to choose from.  Check it out!  I love the image I chose.  It's called Wish Upon A Star.  Can you tell I'm ready for summer to start?  DP is Kaisercraft Tropicana, I used a new Spellbinders Borderabilities Card Creator, and everything else from my stash and of course colored with Copics!  Added some Copic Opaque White for the whitecap's and some Elements Earth Texture from Art Glitter in the sand.  I am also entering a few challenges as follows:

Through The Craftroom Door - April 29 - May 4 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
SparkleNSprinkle April Challenge - Use A digital image
Outlawz Friday Copic/Marker challenge

So why don't you join in on the fun this week!  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Secret Garden Altered Tray

I just finished up this project I have been working on using the new Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers and chipboard pieces.  I've had the tray for a while.  Picked it up at Goodwill I think for a few bucks!  Painted it a cream color and everything else was from my stash!!  Good way to use stuff up!!  I think this will be a birthday gift for on of the granddaughters!  Hmmmm!  Who would that be?  I really enjoyed putting this project together and will enter it into a few challenges as follows:

That Craft Place Challenge - Child's Play
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #44 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Allsorts Challenge #204 - Anything But A Card
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #80 - Showers and Flowers

Have a crafty day!  Barb

Rainy Day

Good Wednesday Morning all,

This sweet girl is a digi from Saturated Canary.  I wanted to enter some challenges this week with the theme April Showers or umbrellas.  The sketch is from SketchNStash. Challenges I'm enering:

SketchNStash Challenge #112 - Sketch and Optional distressing
Digi Haven April 12 - Rain and or Umbrellas
Marker Pop Challenge #21 - April Showers
Paper take weekly - weather with you
Digital Tuesday challenge #206 - Springtime
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Simon Says... Anything Goes

Details for this card are:  digi stamp Saturated Canary Rainy Day, sentiment MFT New Year's Sayings, DP Prima Hello Pastel, memory box die Fairy tale flower border, twine The Stringery, bling want2scrap, little yellow bicycle, Zva, umbrella brad eyelet outlet, stickles yellow, diamond, cotton candy.

Copics used:  E11, E31, E50, E51, E93, C1, C3, BV20, R14, RV11, RV32, RV34, Y04, Y08, Y15, Y21, YR20, YR21, B000, B00, B01, B93, B95, BG13, BG32, BG34.  Have a crafty day!  Barb


I made this card for my neighbor.  She just had knee replacement surgery.  I just love these Art Impressions People!!  I am entering this card in the Art Impressions challenge this week Layer it up and the sketch is from Crazy4Challenges a sketch.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges.

Art Impressions Challenge #108 - Layer It Up
Crazy4challenges - challenge #182 Sketch
Sister Act Card Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Tuesday - Theme: Anything Goes - Stash:  2 or more buttons
Make It Monday Challenge #137 - Anything Goes

Details for this card are:  Stamps Art Impression People, DP Pebbles Family Ties, Spellbinders Nesties Classic Oval LG, twine The Stringery, buttons stash, bling Kaisercraft, Studio 8, brad eyelet outlet.

Copic used:  E11, E50, E51, E74, E77, E79, E93, YG23, YG25, R24, BG0000, BG01, BG05, C1, C3, N0, N2, N3, N4.

Bon Voyage

I have been wanting to use this travel paper and this stamp set and finally got the chance this week.  I am entering this card in a bunch of travel challenges as follows:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Simon says...Travel and/or cityscapes
Inky Impressions Challenge #105 - Punches/Dies
Challenges 4 everybody Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge #30 - Travel
Through the Craftroom Door April 16 to April 22 - Anything Goes
City Crafter's Challenge #155 - Bon Voyage
My Favorite Things Sketch #120 - Wednesday sketch

Details for this card are Stamps My Favorite Things Going Places, DP MME Traveler, Poppy Stamps Die Antique Lamp Post, Tim Holtz Film strip ribbon, twine The stringery.

Copic used:  E11, E50, E51, E74, E77, B24, YR04, YR14, G07, BG57, R43, R46.  Barb

Graphic 45 clock

I have this clock I bought at a garage sale for $1 last year.  Eclectic Paperie is having a challenge this month to alter a clock!!  Well I can do that.  I took the front band off the clock and sprayed it with white paint then added some Tim Holtz Broken china distress paint and black soot distress ink let that dry then sealed it.  I chose Fashionista paper from Graphic 45.  It's an older collection that I had stuffed away. Everything else is

from my stash. Cut out all the pieces and glued them all on.  I have a great new clock!  Barb

Happy 21st Birthday

This card is for our granddaughter who is turning 21 on Thursday.  The card is made from a Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic file folder.  I just cut it down to the size I wanted and it already has the scallop edge!  Love that! The digi is a Mo Manning.  Love her!  I'm going to enter this card in a few other challenges this week.

Details for this card are:  Mo Manning digi Party Girl, Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic file folder, Sugar chic banner delights, twine The Stringery, Glitz letters, American Crafts chipboard numbers.

Make It Monday Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
City Crafters Challenge #154 - Birthday Card
Shopping Your Stash Challenge #96 - Not your normal paper
Sister Act Card Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #35 - Use Your Stash

Copics Used:  E11, E29, E49, E50, E51, E57, E93, R81, R83, R85, RV17, RV19, BG49, BG57, Y26, Y28, B0000, BV20.

Ruby Chocolate Nature's Way

I just joined the design team at 613 Avenue Create a weekly challenge blog and here is my first submission using a fun digi from our sponsor this week Bugaboo called Ruby Chocolate Nature's Way. There's also a sketch if you need some extra mojo!!  So join in on the fun and you can win some of these fun and funny dig's.  Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue Create!  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Fresh brewed April Blog Hop!

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop! 
We are so happy to have you hopping along with us this weekend!
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start

If you are getting here from Celeste's's blog then you are good to go!

This hop is going to be a BLAST!!!
 It's Heather's birthday weekend,
so she decided to throw in some EXTRA FUN just for you!
Not only do we have some SUPER CUTE New Rubber Stamps
to release, we also have BLOG CANDY to give away!

I will tell you more about the candy, but first,
let me share the card I created for you today!

I created my card using the new stamp
Chloe's Cupcake

Get these stamps AND MORE at a special deal THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Use the code birthday at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!

Now, I know you remember that I mentioned candy earlier in this post.
Wait no longer! Check out what YOU can win!
To win this candy, all you have to do is HOP in full the first day
{Saturday, April 13th}.

You HAVE to leave comments at each hop stop to win!
For an extra chance to win, you need to come back to the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog
on Sunday and Monday to find links to the cards posted for those days.
PLUS ~ Anyone who purchases rubber stamps during this hop will 
get two extra chances at winning the candy!
That means you have 4 chances to get your name in the draw!

Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog. 
It is time for us to say goodbye and for you to head over to my friend
... Yolanda's blog to check out what she has prepared for you.

Here is the full hop order :

Tracy (guest)
Lisa (guest)
Rhonda (guest)
Kelly (guest)
Barbara (guest)


Today is Unity friday Friends with Flair.  I decided on this image have had it colored for a while but not on a card.  The stamp is a Lizzie Girl Showered with love and sentiment is Bunnies and Blossoms.  DP is a combination of Prima Hello Pastel, Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Frost and October Afternoon Farm Girl.  Buttons are Basic Grey and Webster stories chipboard, pearls Zva, twine The Stringery, ribbon stash, stickles: yellow, purple, diamond, fruit punch.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges this week:

Unity friday friends with flair - make any project using Unity stamps.
Lacy Sunshine - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - April Showers and/ or Spring Flowers
Through the craftroom door - April 9 - 15 - Anything Goes
Created with love Challenge #36 - recipe: 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #69 - Buttons and Bows
Have a crafty day!  Barb

Welcome Spring Sweet Fairy

This Image is from a set of stamps called Sweet Fairy Mo Manning from Penny Black.  Such a sweet image!!  I wanted to enter my first challenge over at The Outlaws.  Today's challenge is to make a greeting card and the theme is spring flowers.  I think this card will work.  New paper from WeRMemory Keeper's called feelin groovy, Spellbinders Labels Three, Shapeabilities Positively Me, washi tape and ribbon from my stash complete it.  I am going to enter this card in a few other challenges as well:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - Spring Flowers
7 Kids College Fund Challenge # 70 - Things with wings - Must use stamps from their store.
Marker Pop Challenge #20 - Anything Goes - Must color image
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #201 - Spring Has Sprung
Challenges4Everybody Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes

Copics Used:  E31, E35, E50, E51, E57, E93, BV20, Y04, Y11, G40, YG23, YG67, YR23, YR24, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04.

Bowl Of Cherries

Today is Friends with Flair Friday over at the Unity Blog!  Here's my entry You're as sweet as a bowl of cherries!  It's an itty bitty stamp, DP is Farm Girl and it had a paper with cherries on it!!!  A few die cuts and some twine finish it off!  Have a great weekend everyone!  Barb

Friends with Flair Friday - use any Unity stamp.
Sister Act card challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Splitcoast Stampers - WT421 Let's Eat!  Use fruit or veggie image on card

Copics used:  R81, R83, R85, R22, R24, R27, R46, R56, YG63, YG67, BG10, BG11, BG13.

Let The Games Begin

I made this card for my neighbors.  They invited us over last night to play Mexican Train a domino game.  it was quite fun!  I knew I had this fun paper and added a few chipboard pieces and used a new die from Tim Holtz and a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.com/ 

Stamps:  TPC Studio, Impression Obsession, Stampington and Co.  DP:  BoBunny C'est la Vie
Have a crafty day!  Barb

April Calendar Page

I finally have my April calendar page done using Graphic 45 Place In Time 12X12 paper pad.  One of my favorite paper companies!  I'm working on one month at a time as it comes up.  I used mostly place in time paper but the background sheet in blue is from The Secret Garden collection.  I used memory box dies for the flowers and bow and everything else from my stash.  I am going to enter this calendar page in:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/  week#200 - Vintage

Have a crafty day!  Barb

C'est la Vie!

I wanted to play in the color challenge today over at Splitcoast stamper's today with the colors red, light blue and yellow.  I love this color combo!  This image I've had stamped and thought I would make a card for a friend.  She loves Paris!  The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges as follows:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #192
City Crafter's Challenge week #153 - Anything Goes.. Sort of - I'm using pearls
Through the Craftroom Door - April 2-8 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #12 Anything Goes

Details for this card are stamps Technique Tuesday Belle On A Bike, Impression Obsession Paris postmark, sentiment Stampington and Company, DP Echo Park So Happy Together, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Prima Say It With Pearls, Tim Holtz distress Ink tumbled glass.

Copics used:  E31, E35, E43, E44, E74, E79, Y04, Y08, Y11, Y15, YG17, YG23, R27, R29, B000, B01, B02, C1, C3, C5.  Have a crafty day!  Barb