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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Save the Hooters







A very sweet woman that I know was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I made this card in hopes to maybe brighten her day a little.  I got this adorable digital image and sentiment at Whimsie Doodles. Isn't it cute? I found the pink designer paper while I was at AC Moore and knew if would be perfect for this card.  I used ribbon and rhinestones from my stash.  I colored in the image with my amazing Promarkers! I followed the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp for the card layout. I hope that this card is adored by anyone who knows someone or has gone through this themselves! Big hugs and lots of love to all!


Entering this card in the following challenges:

Divas by Design Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge 122
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 167
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 54
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 217
Hanna and Friends Challenge 176
A.R.T. Card Challenges Anything goes
Card Makin Mamas 72
Crafts 4 Eternity
One Stitch At A Time
Eclectic Ellapu Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog Challenge 43
Creative Creations Challenges 15
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge things with wings
365 Cards Day 208 For A Cause
Crafty Boots Challenges Animals
Love To Create Challenge Blog 76
Make it Monday 151
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 37
tammy's Scrapin Corner challenge 73
Eureka Stamps Challenge 50
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 49
Digi Sketch Challenge anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door
Challenges 4 Everybody challenge 25
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 106

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas Freebie Friday





The final card for the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July event. Head on over to Bugaboo Stamps and get this adorable image for free! I love Friday Freebies. Bugaboo Stamps images are amazing quality at decent prices. Not to mention the owner is super sweet! I followed the sketch at Sketchy Colors for the card layout! Lots of layers here. I used paper from my stash and sparkly black gemstones.  Isn't the little bow so cute in the corner? The cute bear is colored in with my Promarkers. I had a lot of fun making this card.


Entering the card in the following challenges:
Fairy tale challenge blog Challenge 72
Sketchy Colors Challenge 171
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July event
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 46
Paper Crafting Journey Christmas in July
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog Challenge 11
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 136
The Papert Shelter Challenge 121
Crafty Creations Challenge 231
I heart Promarkers Challenge 177
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 74
Delightful Challenges Glitter
Anything Goes Challenge Blog 97
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 156
Through The Craftroom Door
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 48
Songbird Challenge blog Challenge 24
Card Mania Pearls/Gems
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity 11
One Stitch at a time challenge 172


Reindeer tag



My first Christmas tag! Very simply made.  Where was my imagination? Saving it for next time! I love this cute reindeer image from Bugaboo Stamps! I used my vagabond to die cut the tag. The image was colored with Promarkers and glitter was added with a jelly roll glitter pens. I love those pens!


Entering this tag in the following challenges:

Catch the bug Challenge blog Christmas in July
Divas by designs Tag Challenge

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Snow friend like you






I absolutely love this snow globe image from Bugaboo stamps! It was so fun to work with. I gave my first attempt at fancy cutting with this image and don't think I did half bad.  I was having a super allergy attack when I made this card so I am very proud of the results I have without being able to see correctly.  I decided to go very simple with this card so the focus would be on the image.  I colored it in with my promarkers. I used cardstock and blue snowflake adhesive stickers from my stash. I need to work on making better bows with my ribbons.  I have found some new tutorials that I want to follow so expect more and better bows in the future.  Well, I hope so anyway!


Entering this card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge Christmas in July
The Paper Shelter Challenge 121 Clean and Simple
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 52
Charismacardz Challenge 27
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 
Anything Goes Challenge Blog 97
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog Anything Goes



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Joy


Continuing on with the week long Christmas in July event at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  Making all these Christmas cards has really put me in the mood to do some shopping.....for presents of course! I love this cute teddy bear image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Isn't he adorable? I need to get some red flock and do up another card flocking the hat or maybe some brown to make him fuzzy? Now that's a thought.  This card is following the challenge of using chocolate, cream and raspberry colors.  I used chocolate cardstock, raspberry and white dot paper and a string of cream pearls.  Getting those pearls to stay in place was a challenge but I love how elegant they look! I colored in the image with Promarkers and all the papers came from my stash!

Entering in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July
Card Mania Challenge Pearls and/or gems
Eureka Stamps Challenge #48 Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 48 Cute and Cuddly
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Make it Monday #149 Anything
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Use your markers
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Challenge 11
Great Impressions July Challenge
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 19 Anything
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 215
52 (Christmas) card Throwdown
Christmas Blog Challenge Baby's First Christmas
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 74

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cocoa



Challenge two for the Catch the Bug week long Christmas in July event was a sketch that I used for this card layout.  I used a super cute digi from Bugaboo stamps and colored her in with promarkers.  I used papers from my stash and some gingerbread men embellishments. The stampin up oval and scalloped oval punch was used on the sentiment.

Entering the card in these challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Day two sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge 9 Christmas in July
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog no 61
Inky Impressions Christmas in July
Fab'n'Funky Challenge Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 215
Delightful Sketches Challenge Fringe

Princess Fairy







How cute is this princess fairy from Bugaboo Stamps? I know a sweet little girl who loves princesses and fairies so I knew this was the perfect image to use on her birthday card.  I incorporated her favorite pinks and purples with paper from my stash. She is colored in with promarkers. I used a jelly roll glitter pen to add some sparkle to her wand, wings, and crown.  The little gems and pearls are so cute. I had to include them. I decided to play with my vagabond a bit and made a flower to put on the side of the card. It was hard to piece in the pink parts of the flowers but I made it work. The card layout is from a sketch by Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Happy birthday Emily!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 126
Oozak Challenge 17 Anything Girlie
V's Sweet Ideas Blog Challenge 13 Summer
The Crafting Cafe July Challenge Summer
Happy Campers Craft Collective Challenge 19 Bling
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Challenge 11
Digi Sketch Challenge Summertime
Creative Craft Challenge Numbers
Pinspirational Challenges Challenge 65
Penny's Paper Challenge 135
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog Summer
Southern Girls Challenge 73 No spool
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 45 girly
Fairy tale Challengeblog- Challenge 71 favorite colors
Wags'nWhiskers Stamps Challenge 108 Summer fun
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge 152 Make it Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge 234 Summer colours




Saturday, July 13, 2013

Show Your Santa



Catch The Bug Challenge Blog is having it's third annual blog hop Christmas in July event starting today. Head on over for some chances to win amazing prizes! Their fist challenge is Show Your Santa. I got this super cute Old World Santa from Bugaboo Stamps to use on the card.  I love their images. Great quality and very reasonable prices.  The owner is having a 50 % off Christmas in July Sale to go along with the event. Stock up on your Christmas images now! I know that I'm going to!   I used white flock on the hat and coat trim.  It was my first time using it.  I love the fuzzy feel it gives to the cards.  I shall be ordering different colors to use more often! I used papers that I got from Hobby Lobby and glitter ribbon from my stash.   The image is colored in with Promarkers.  The sentiment is punched using Stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Santa
Stamp and Create Christmas in July
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Challenge 11
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Christmas In July
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 36
Card Mania #24 Christmas in July
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs Christmas in July
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog No. 61
Inky Impressions Challenge Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog 85 Two Words
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 215
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 52
Delightful Sketches Fringe Challenge