Friday, August 28, 2009

Cards for HEROES

So this is what I've been up to lately! It is such a great feeling to do something I love AND have it benefit someone else. If you haven't checked out Cards for Heroes, you really should. Not only is it a great organization, but their blog has some fun challenges on it, and a bunch of other great stuff. I will tell you, if you are anything like me you'll need a box of kleenex nearby to read the whole blog. This particular batch is one of their challenges where you create 25 Christmas cards and 2 any HERO cards. It took me a while to get it all done, but am happy to say, I finally mailed off my package today. The hardest part was figuring out what to write in my any HERO cards. What do you say to a total stranger who is making sacrifices to defend this great country? I decided that a Thank You probably goes a long way.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps; mostly The Angel Company
Paper: DCWV, Bazzill

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Is it fall yet?

I don't know about you guys, but I am so ready for fall. I like summer as much as the next girl, but it's been well over 100 degrees here every day for forever! I do my best crafting in the fall. I just love everything about fall!

Stamps: TAC
Paper: Bazzill; Recollections

Digi Shack Color Challenge Day

It's time for another challenge from The Digi Shack. Today's challenge is a color challenge: Chocolate Brown, Carmel, Bronze (or something similar) and teal.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Marvelous Mottos

I knew when I got this set from The Angel Company it would be a fun one to play with. Since I've had this set for months I decided it was time to break it in. I think it was really designed for scrapbooking, but it worked out well for cards. There's a total of 12 stamps in this set, but I liked these three best for the cards. It's a super easy layout, but I think it does the images justice.

Thanks for looking today and check back tomorrow for the latest Digi Shack color challenge.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas Cards for HEROES

A while back I decided I was going to make some cards to donate to Cards For Heroes. Well, I'm almost finished with my batch of 25 Christmas cards and 2 any Hero cards. Here's a crooked picture of two of the cards I'm sending. I'll post a better pic of all the cards I made after I get them finished and ready to mail.

I would like to encourage you to check out their site and see what a wonderful organization it is. Wouldn't it be great if YOU donated some cards too? Whirlwind is also working on something special that will benefit them, so go check it out!
Stamps: TAC
Paper: Bazzill

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Simple Thanks

While we were on vacation I found a beautiful paper pack at a local Michaels and just knew I had to have it. There's nothing more girly than pink butterflies! The card is a pretty simple layout, but it's oh so girly! I love the fact they are making teeny tiny brads now too.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: S.E.I.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Digi Shack Color Challenge

Today's challenge by The Digi Shack is a color challenge inspired by Toni's Etsy store. I chose the Izzy handbag inspired by Ed Hardy.

So here's your challenge for today. Go to Kharliebug, select a handbag for your color inspiration, make a card using those colors, link it to The Digi Shack blog and you could win
SHACK SUGAR! What is shack sugar you ask? It's something fabulous, so go to the Digi Shack blog and check it out!

Easy peasy. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Images: Digi Shack
Stamps: Studio G
Paper: DCWV

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Challenge

I'll be honest, challenges stress me out. I know, it's silly. It's not like the stamping police will come and arrest me if I don't get it right, but it really does stress me out. On the other hand, stamping challenges are great for stretching your creativity. So, I decided to give it a try and made this little Halloweenie card for Barb's all Halloween site. If you haven't checked out her blog, you really should. She is UBER talented AND she now has a second blog dedicated to all things Halloween. It's such a fun blog especially this time of year when we are all getting geared up for our Halloween projects.

Speaking of challenges, tomorrow is Digi Shack challenge day and there's Shack Sugar up for grabs! Make sure you come back tomorrow and see what it's all about!

Thanks for looking and have a marvelous day!

Stamps: TAC
Paper: Recollections
Punch: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You Make A Difference!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Don't you just love Fluffles the cat? Isn't it nice to know we all make a difference in someones life?

Just wanted my blog readers to know you make a difference in my life. I've gotten so much inspiration from reading all of your blogs, and I appreciate all the kind comments you've left on my blog over the last couple of years!

Thanks for viewing and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: TAC; DOTS; Stampendous

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Digi Shack Blog Hop

It's blog Hop Day over at The Digi Shack! How exciting!

If you came here first you'll want to start at the beginning, so you don't miss all of the wonderful samples made by our fabulous design team. Head on over to The Digi Shack and start there. If this is your 10th stop on the tour then your on the right path. Your next stop is Green Goddess Creations. Once you've seen everything pop back to The Digi Shack and check out all of the wonderful new images being released today. There are so many new images to get you ready for the holidays you wont believe your eyes!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun at the hop!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Digi Diva Day

Today's challenge over at The Digi Shack is to make a diva card. I love how this card turned out and I was hoping some famous shoe designer (Dolce, Jimmy, either of you) would see this post and make me a pair in size 6. I don't need them until October 31st, so there's plenty of time, Mr. shoe designers. And while I'm asking a matching Birkin would be nice...

Anyway, this shoe is perfect for paper piecing and has limitless options. It wont be available until Saturday the 15th, but wait until you see all of the new image being released at our blog hop. OMG! Is all I can say. Make sure you check out what our design team members have done with their digi diva images and come back on Saturday 8/15 for our blog hop. It's going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cupcake Mania!

Mmmmm, sugar frosted cupcakes!

Stamps: Hampton Art
paper: DCWV