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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!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fitztown Halloween Blog Hop



Welcome to the Halloween blog hop with Fitztown. If you came from Ema's blog than you are in the right spot but if you started on my page and would like to start from the beginning go to Fitztown blog. The winners will be picked by random org.  All you need to do to win the prize of three digis of the winners choice from the Halloween collection, is be a follower of the Fitztown blog and leave a comment on each blog along the hop! How easy is that? 

I must admit that Halloween is not my favorite time of the year.  I hate being scared so I don't go to any haunted events or else I will have nightmares for weeks! I buy candy every year in hopes that some cute little kiddies might stop by but that never happens and I eat all the candy myself! I do enjoy seeing all the decorations that everyone puts up and all the costumes you can wear.  


Here is my card for the hop: 






I colored him in with my promarkers and used papers from my stash.  I think the crow or is it a raven paper is so cute with this card! If only I could have found a parrot to put on his shoulder.  I added some treasure stickers and put a sword in his hand.  Every pirate needs a sword! I loved the little treasure map and had to include that as well.  A little happy halloween sticker is being used for the sentiment. 



If you like the digital stamp you can find it here. 


Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is Judy. Enjoy hopping and remember you mus tcomment on everyone's post in order to be entered for the prize!


Fitztown Challenge Blog -
Design Team List 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Witchy Owl






Hi everyone! I have another owl Halloween for you today! I just love owls! This is another stamp from the Halloween kit that I got from Archivers awhile back. Anytime I see an owl stamp I have to buy it. I might be slightly obsessed, I know.  All the papers came in the kit. I love the bat and spider web paper. I inked the edges with black ink.  I stamped and paper pieced the owl.  Orange stickles are on the hat and the eyes.  The sentiment was stamped from the kit.  I added some purple gems and twine from my stash because I must add bling to my cards.  It doesn't feel finished without it.  I am hoping this dries quickly so I can pop it in the mail today. Who's excited for Halloween tomorrow??


Entering in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - halloween
Southern Girls Challenge blog - shine
MilkCoffee challenge - costumes
Cute Card THursday - spooky
Crafts 4 Eternity - halloween
Wags ' n whiskers - paper piecing
Craftitude - anything spooky
Craftyhands-anything
Totally Gorjuss - spooky
2 Sisters Challenge blog- cute and spooky
Crafty Calendar Challenge- halloween
The corrosive challenge blog - bingo, image, sentiment, pattern paper
robynsfetishchallengeblog - halloweenCome and Get it challenges - boo to you
613 Avenue Create challenge - anything paper piecing
Dream valley Challenges - halloween
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - halloween
Craft your passion- halloween
The crafty bloggers network - wings
Parade your crafts - halloween
Creative Moments - halloween
The paper nest dolls challenge - halloween
Craftin Desert Diva - linky party 18
Party Time Tuesday anything
Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything
Bearly-mine challenges - orange, black, purple
Tuesday throwdown
LEJ Designs - anything
Loves rubberstamps - halloween LRSBC76
Divas by design - use orange
The paper shelter - halloween
penny's paper crafty challenge - black/bling
perfect sentiments challenge - halloween
the sisterhood of crafters - trick or treat
One Sweet Challenge bump in the night


Monday, October 28, 2013

Fitztown Wings Challenge

Happy Monday! Ok, so I don't really like Mondays but looking on the bright side it's time for a new challenge at Fitztown! Our theme this time is Things with wings! Please make sure you read the rules on the challenge page and include a Fitztown image if you want to qualify for the prize, but you can play along with any image.

Here is my DT card :

I colored this beautiful fairy with my promarkers.  The papers are from my stash.  I added a lace butterfly with a gem for sparkle.  I used some stickles on her crown. Glitter was added to her wings with my clear gel glitter pen.  I used a die cut swirl that I colored with the glitter pen.  Some pearls were added in the center.

If you are looking for some more inspiration head over to the challenge blog to see what the team has created.  We would love for you to join us!

Entering in the following challenges:
Delightful challenges - wings
Party Time Tuesdays - glitters
Emerald Faeries Challenge - sparkle
Hanna and Friends - anything
Creative Corner Challenges - femme fatale
Craftyhands Challenge blog- anything



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Christmas Boo

Hello everyone! It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Challenges 4 EverybodyThis week our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine.  The prize for the winner will be a $20 gift certificate and the runner up will get two free digis.  How awesome is that? I love, love, love the Lacy Sunshine images! They are so much fun to work with.  So head to your craft room and whip up a new card to enter in our challenge for a chance to win!





Here is my DT card for the challenge:




 This card features the Christmas Boo image that can be found here. How adorable is she? I had so much fun coloring her with my promarkers.  I chose to simply color her with red and green.  Not very creative, huh? I added some flock to make her hat fuzzy.  I have heard that flower soft also does magical things to the cards so I must get some and make another card with this image! I used papers from my stash. I got this awesome mesh ribbon from ebay. I haven't been able to find it in any of the stores around here but I have been dying to get some.  I knew I had to have it when I saw it! I added a pretty red flower and red gems to the corner for embellishments.  The sentiment is another unlabeled digi I had.  I hope you have enjoyed my little boo! If you would like some more inspiration head on over to check out the creations from my amazing team mates! 

Entering in the following challenges:

Rhedd and Rosie Challenge - anything
paper crafting journey - anything
my heart pieces digital stamp christmas
 4 krafty girls - anything
Scrapping4fun challenges - christmas 
sister act card challenge - anything 
Bunnzy zoe's crafts - ribbon 
Lacy Sunshine challenge blog - anything
Send a smile 4 kids - early holiday wishes
Craftyhands challenge - anything
Craftin Desert Diva - anything linky party


Add some black DT

It's time for another challenge at Glitter n Sparkle! This week our theme is add some black.  Pretty simple, right? We have three prizes available this week from our generous sponsors.  Crafty Sentiments who are offering 3 images from their store. Sassy Studios who are offering 4 images from their store. Inky impressions who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for their store. Thank you to them for being so generous!

Here is my DT card:

I was lucky enough to get this French maid image from Sassy Studio designs. I had lots of fun coloring this image with my promarkers.  I used paper from my stash.  The background paper was won from some blog candy! I love it. I am told it was handmade! I used flowers from my stash and added a pearl in the center.  I punched some leaves out with my MS punch to add with the flowers.  A piece of twine was also added in the back. I used some glitter with my gel pen on the hat, apron and bows for some extra sparkle! I followed the sketch at Bearly-Mine Challenge for the card layout.

I hope you enjoy my newest DT card.  Head over to the challenge blog for some more inspiration from my team mates and link up with your creations  Don't be shy and play with us!

Entering in the following challenges:
Bearly-mine challenges - sketch

party time tuesdays - glitter
Rhedd and rosie challenge blog - anything
Paper crafting journey - anything
jellypark challenges - pink
creativecornerchallenges - femme fatal
sister act card challenge - anything 
Craft your passions think pink
Craftyhands Challenge Blog - anything








Friday, October 25, 2013

Batty



Happy Friday everyone! Today I have this adorable card to share with you! Savvy Handmade Cards is having a new challenge that starts today. The theme is Gone Batty (use Bats or Birds). The sponsor is Bugaboo stamps. I love working with their images.  I am using the silhouette-pumpkin image that can be found here. Let's see some bats in your creations this week and link up for a chance to win from Bugaboo who is always a generous sponsor.

This card uses the sketch at Seems A Little Sketchy for the card layout. I used papers and orange gems from my stash. I embossed the orange cardstock with a bat folder and chalked the bats with some black.  It was my first time embossing and chalking.  I think I did a nice job.  How about you? The sentiment is unknown to me as I didn't have this one labeled either.  I added a bat button and some gems from my stash.

Entering in the following challenges:
Seems a little sketchy - sketch

fresh brewed blog- pumpkins
V's sweet ideas blog - halloween
happy campers craft collective - halloween
The crazy challenge CCH # 156 halloween
Crafty Boots challenges- halloween
Eureka stamps - halloween
Parade your crafts halloween
Artistic inspirations- anything
clear it out challenge - halloween/orange
oldie but a goodie challenge spooky
cupcake inspirations- challenge 233



Pile it on halloween
eclectic ellapu - halloween
digidesignchallengeblog - halloween
Creative Craft challenge - anything
Tuesday throwdown creepy crawlies
LEJ Designs things that go bump in the night
Pinspirational challenge - pic inspir
 Delightful challenges - wings, bats
Simon says stamp - halloween
Inky Impressions - black and orange
Divas by design - spooked
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge blog - anything
The sisterhood of crafters - trick or treat
 Paper crafting journey - anything
Cute card thursday - spooky
card making mamas CMM75 trick or treat
crafts 4 eternity - halloween
patties creations - orange and black
stampin for the weekend - spooky
Scrapper's delight challenge blog- halloween
Created with love halloween hop 
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party 17
One Sweet Challenge bump in the night















Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GD Fitztown Metal Challenge

Good morning everyone! Are you feeling the Christmas spirit already?  Maybe too soon for some? Here is my card featuring a cute snowman that can be found in the Fitztown store!  He was very fun to work with.  This week our current challenge theme is Using Metal.

I attached a cute jingle bell on some glittered cord for my metal.  He was colored in with promarkers and a white gel pen to give the white more dimension.  Rhinestones were added at the top. All the papers were from my stash. I tried to use my new snow marker for the snow man but it exploded into a huge mess.  I guess I need to head over to Youtube for a tutorial on how to use the marker correctly!

Head on over to the challenge blog and play with us.  If you play using one of the Fitztown images you will be entered in a chance to win some free digi's. How awesome is that? And don't forget our weekly freebie that we offer here. See you there!

Hugs,

Erin 

Entering in the following challenges:
Moving along with the times- Christmas cuties
4 Crafty Chicks - layers
CRAFT challenge - Christmas
Fairy tale challenge blog - bingo snowflake, winter, gems
Addicted to stamps - Christmas is coming
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - Christmas is coming

Sunday, October 20, 2013

OSAAT DT Challenge 186

Hey everyone. Another post for me today! I sure have been busy crafting away. Now only if I had an actual craft room to create in. A girl can dream! I have more exciting news that I can share with you today. I am a new DT for One Stitch At A Time! I am so excited to be working with amazing and talented ladies!  I would like to thank One Stitch At A Time for giving me the chance to be a part of their design team.  I am looking forward to working with all the team!  Head on over to One Stitch At a Time and join us in our current challenge Anything Goes.  Who doesn't love an Anything Goes challenge? We are being sponsored by  StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the complete set of images the DT used in challenge #184. To win the main prize you  MUST use a digi from our store. The runner up using a non Stitchy image will receive $3 to use in the store. This week my team mate Melissa picked Sunflower by Barb  that can be found here.



I colored the image with my promarkers.  I used some brown flock to make the center of the sunflower fuzzy. I tried my hand at inking the edges with some distress stain by Tim Holtz.  It seems I am a bit heavy handed at that yet.  More practice needed.  All the papers were from my stash.  I added some gemstones to the corners.  The sentiment is a freebie from TLC. I hope you enjoy my first card made for the OSAAT team.

Entering the card in the following challenges:
The Scrapbooking Queen orange, black, yellow
onecrazystamper autumn challenge
Mema's crafts a coat of colors- fall
SNSSC24 Sparkle n sprinkle
Creative craft challenges - anything
Inky Impressions challenge fall
Divas by design autumn colors
Penny's Paper crafty challenge -anything
Crafting with dragonflies challenge nature
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge autumn
My heart pieces digital stamp anything
4 Krafty Girlz challenges anything
crafts 4 eternity autumn leaves
                                                             The Scrapbooking queen












Witchy Kitty

Hi everyone. Guess what? I am a new DT member for Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog! How exciting is that? I am just so amazed at all the wonderful creations I have seen everyone making. So much inspiration that I decided to apply to a few DT calls myself.  If you aren't on one and you have been thinking about it, don't be afraid to apply! It is such a great way to learn and grow as a card maker plus you can meet some pretty awesome people.  Ok, enough of me gushing about how awesome I think it is to be on a design team and on to the new challenge.  Our current theme is Halloween. So head on over and join us with your Halloween creations to be entered in the drawing for some cool prizes! Here is my DT card to provide a bit of inspiration ( I hope) for you!





I used the cat on a broom image from Floppy Lattes Digital Designs for this cute Halloween themed card.  I colored the image with my promarkers and inked around the image. Paper and ribbon were used from my stash.  I used a gel glitter pen on the witch hat and on the witching hour part of the sentiment.  Some sparkle was added with the orange gems.  I'm not sure where I got the sentiment from as I was a bit clueless on labeling my digital images as I got them. I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches for the card layout.   I really hope you enjoy my first creation as part of the Glitter n Sparkle design team. Head on over for more inspiration from my team mates!

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning sketches
Emerald Faeries challenge blog sparkle
Sparkle n sprinkle anything glitter, flock
V's sweet ideas blog halloween
Fresh brewed blog pumpkins
passion for promarkers spooky
crafty sentiments designs halloween
bearly mine challenges anything
clear it out challenge blog halloween orange gems, ribbon
Creative card crew stars
oldie but a goodie challenge spooky
tuesday throwdown pumpkins
papertake weekly halloween hues
Loves rubber stamps challenge blog LRSBC74 - pumpkins and GDT call
Aud Sentiments challenge blog funny halloween
Crafty Creations challenges sparkle
penny's paper crafty challenge anything
crafting for all seasons too cute to spook
crafty ribbons challenge anything ribbon
paper crafting journey use halloween colors
hanna and friends halloween
Southern girls challenge blog shine
pattie's creations designs orange and black
card makin mamas CMM75 trick or treat
Pile it on #42 halloween
Cupcake Inspirations challenge - halloween
Eclectic Ellapu halloween
digidesignchallengeblog - halloween colors
2 Sisters Challenge Blog halloween colors
Crafty Calender challenge halloween
A gem of a challenge spooky
Catch the bug challenge blog bingo - 2 dp, ribbon, black
Crafty boots challenge halloween
Lexie's Creations halloween
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky party 17











Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Owloween!






Hey everyone! I finally was able to open up the card kit my friend picked up for me at Archievers. It came with a cute set of owl clear stamps with Halloween sentiments, a 6 x6 pad of designer paper, orange stickles, jeweled tape, wiggle eyes and some cardstock.  I have been looking forward to playing with this.  I saw the owl stamps and just had to have it.  I am obsessed with anything owl related! I cut the orange skull paper and fitted it to some black card stock.  This is a mini card measuring 4 by 6 inches.  The smallest card I have worked with yet.  I stamped the owl image on the orange paper first in black ink.   I stamped the same owl image on the mini pumpkin paper and the black chevron paper and fussy cut around each of them.  I then paper pieced them together.  My first time with paper piecing! So much fun. I stamped and fussy cut the boo sentiment that came with the kit.  I used a 1 inch circle punch to make the moon piece.  I added a line of the tape that also came in the kit along the bottom.  I used some orange and purple gems along the bottom from my stash to bling up the card a bit.  There are some orange stickles around the wiggle eyes.  I had so much fun making this card! More owl cards to come from the kit in different variations! I want to exchange some Halloween cards this year so hopefully this card will be enjoyed! I am always up for exchanging of cards. Isn't that so much fun?

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:

V's sweet blog : halloween
Incy Wincy designs challenges : halloween
THE pink elephant - photo inspiration
Cards for men halloween challenge
The crafty bloggers network- anything
Crafty Boots challenge halloween
Lexi's creations halloween
Artistic ispirations anything goes
Crafty sentiments designs halloween
Party Time Tuesdays - color challenge
craft room challenge feathered friends
Bearly-mine challenges - anything
Clear it out challenge blog - halloween orange stash gems
Creative card crew- moon
Creative craft challenge - anything
Oldie but a goodie challenge - spooky
card making mamas trick or treat
Crafts 4 eternity CAS
Crafty Catz halloween and GDT call
Totally gorjuss -w ings
Crafty Calender challenge - halloween
Sweet stampin challenge blog halloween
All that stickles halloween linky party
Glitter and sparkle challenge blog
Polkadoodles and studio 12 autumn crafting

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fitztown GD Metal Challenge

Hello my crafty friends! How are you today? It's time for a new challenge over at The Fitztown Challenge Blog. This week our challenge theme is Using Metal.  So get out those brads, charms, stickers, etc and come play with us.  Remember if you enter using a Fitztown image you will be entered in the drawing to win some free digis.  Who doesn't like free digis? Head over to the store and pick something out!

This week I am using this beautiful image by Morgan Fitzsimons. I really enjoyed coloring her in with my promarkers.  I have been experimenting with blending my colors better and I think it really worked on this image. I went very clean and simple with my card layout. A butterfly was added from my stash.  I used a metal sentiment sticker that wouldn't photograph well no matter what I did.  Very pretty in person.

Head on over to the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of my talented team and enter the challenge! Remember we offer weekly freebies as well.  Go here for more details.  See you there!

Entering in the following challenges :
Lady Anne's Challenge - anything 10 entry
My heart pieces digital stamp - anything
Crafts 4 eternity -CAS
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog square cards only
The Scrapbooking Queen royal digi challenge
The crafty bloggers network - anything
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes





Sunday, October 13, 2013

Otis the Wizard - Challenges4everybody DT


Hey everybody! It's Sunday again and time for a new at challenge at Challenges4everybody. As always anything goes so head on over to enter and play along with us for a chance to win. Our sponsor for this challenge is Oak Pond Creations. They have generously offered 3 digis to the winner of our challenge. And remember ANYTHING GOES so what are you waiting for? Here is my card featuring Otiz the wizard. For more inspiration head here and check out what my team mates have created for you!






I fussy cut Otis and colored him in with my promarkers.  I think I am finally getting the hang of fussy cutting. It still hurts my hands though! I used papers from my stash.  Peals were added in the upper left corner and a sentiment in the right. I have him sitting on some ribbon! I followed the sketch at Crazy Challenge for my card layout. I hope you like him.

Entering in the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - sketch
Bearly-Mine Challenges- ribbon
Crafty Sentiments Designs- anything
Creative Craft challenges- anything
The Scrapbooking Queen anything goes
oozak.com - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenges - school
The Crafty Blogger Network-anything goes
The Sisterhood of crafters- anything
My heart pieces digital stamp - anything
4 krafty girlz challenge - anything
Pattie's Creations - ribbon
Sister act card challenge - anything
Stampin' for the weekend- anything
The squirrel and the fox- wings
Robynsfetish challenge blog -square cards
Send a smile 4 kids - bright colors
totally gorjuss wings and things

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gnome GD Fitztown




Good morning everyone! Today I wanted to show my super cute gnome card made with this image you can find in the Fitztown Store.  How cute is he clutching his little flower? The current challenge is Anything Goes with a twist (New/Old). Join us today for a chance to win free digis from the store if you enter using a Fitztown image!  Easy peasy!!!

I must admit this is my best fussy cut attempt yet! I am very pleased about that! I colored him in using my promarkers.  I used old papers form my stash and new flowers that were sent to me from a friend.  I used my fiskars grass punch along the bottom.  Stampin up oval and scalloped ovals were used on the sentiment.  I was also recently given a cricut to play with so I cut the shovel from the Freshly Picked cartridge set.  I followed the sketch at Seems a little sketchy for the card layout.  I really enjoyed making this card.  Hoping to mail it for a pen pals birthday soon! 


Thank you for stopping by! Hope you join us in the current challenge.



Sketch by Seems a little Sketchy

Entering in the following challenges:

Seems a little sketchy - sketch challenge
Jelly park challenges - anything
Chocolate, coffe and cards challenge - flowers
Crafty Catz challenge - anything
Sister act card challenge- anything
4 Krafty Girlz challenge - anything
Moving along with the times - anything
The Crafting Cafe - anything goes and DT call
Oozak.com challenge anything goes GDT call
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - something blue -sky, shirt
The Royal Digi Challenge - anything goes 
Eureka Stamps - anything goes
Songbird Challenge Blog- blue hawaii
Crafty Sentiments Designs-anything
Creative Craft Challenge-anything
Top Tip Tuesday - flowers and DT call

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sock Monkey


Happy Sunday crafty friends.  I thought I would share this adorable card I made with you this morning before my allergies overwhelm me and I can't see the computer screen!  I got this happy little sock monkey over at Bugaboo Stamps. They have some amazing stamps on their site so head over and check them out if you are looking for some new stamps at reasonable prices.  And every Friday Bugaboo offers a new freebie! How can you say no to that?

I followed the sketch over at Papertake weekly for the card layout. I colored the monkey with my promarkers. A glitter gel pen was used to make the flower pop a bit more.  All the papers and ribbon are from my stash.  The flower and pearls are new that I picked up somewhere online. I can't remember the exact place now! I used my stampin up scalloped oval and oval punches for the sentiment.  I think this makes for a very pretty fall birthday card! Enjoy your Sunday!

Would like to enter in the following challenges:

Paper take weekly - sketch
Savvy Handmade Cards- monkey business and DT call
Just Inspirational challenges- bingo 3 papers, flowers, squares
Mema's Crafts - coat of colors
Oozak- anything goes
Happy Campers Craft Collective - flowers
Sparkle N Sprinkle SNSSC24 - glitter
Emerald Faeries Challenge blog sparkle
Creative Craft Challenges - anything goes
Oldie but a goodie challenge - bingo pearls, punches, flowers
Tip Top Tuesday - flowers and DT call
Tuesday Throwdown - fall colors
Loves Rubberstamps challenges - anything LRSBC72
AUD Sentiments - for a child
Perfect sentiments challenge - fall birthday PSC94
Creative Moments - anything
Moving along with the times - anything
Craft ribbons challenge anything with ribbon 
4 Krafty Chicks - fall
CRAFT challenge animals
4 krafty girlz challenges - anything
jellypark challenges - anything
Patties creations design challenge, ribbon
chocolate, coffe, cards - flowers
Crafty Catz anything goes
2 sisters challenge blog - fall
all sorts challenge blog - autumn colors
Sweet stampin challenge - fall and dt call
robynsfetishchallengeblog - use a digi
The ribbon girl blog - sparkle
eclectic ellapu - fall 
catch the bug challenge blog - anything