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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!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

OSAAT reminder

OSAAT Reminder

Hi all! Just a friendly reminder that  One Stitch at a Time is having a five week long Anything Goes challenge. You can enter an unlimited number of times if you use a Stitchy image. Otherwise only 3 entries per person!   I will remind all my followers every Sunday! This challenge will close 11th January 10pm GMT.

Sponsor is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a prize of all the digi images the DT used in challenge #192.

GnS - Fave Digi Challenge

Hi all! Another new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle.  The theme this week is favorite digi.  What is your favorite digi? We are sponsored by

QKR Stampede who are offering  5 images from store

Lacy Sunshine who are offering 3 images from store

Scribbles Designs who are offering 3 images from store

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering a $12 Gift Certificate





We got to pick a card that we have made featuring one of the sponsors images.  This one by Lacy Sunshine is my favorite so I just had to show her off again. Head on over to see more DT inspiration and link up today!



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Suzy Bee's - Glitter and Sparkle

Time for a new challenge at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog. The theme this week was my choice and I thought it would be nice to do Vintage Glitter and Sparkle! Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine.





Here is my DT card: 


I got to work with this adorable image from Lacy Sunshine. I colored her with my promarkers.  The papers are from my stash. Stampin Up had a sale and I just had to get some.  How can you pass up sales? I used ribbon along the left side. The ribbon has glitter snowflakes on it that didn't photo well. The trim is also very sparkly. Really need to work on my photography skills.  I added pearls and a resin piece for embellishments.  I used my snow writer to make snowflakes around her.  The sentiment is a die and clear stamp matching set from My Creative Time.  I used dark green paper for the sentiment.  It really photographed black. Yuck.   The card layout was inspired by the sketch at Sketch n Stash.



We would love to have you link up your projects with us today.  For more inspiration and to find Mr. Linky click here.



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:

Sketch in Stash - sketch



Monday, December 23, 2013

CFTH Challenge Three, Card Two


Here is my second card for Crafting From The Heart. We have another anything goes challenge starting today! Our sponsors for today are:

Sassy studio Designs 4 images

The stamping Chef 3 images 

  For this card I got to work with this adorable Steampunk Vivian image from Sassy Studio Designs.  I colored her with my promarkers.  I couldn't resist adding some silver stickles to her hat and the gun. I used papers from my stash.  I added some purple flowers and a metal compass.  The sentiment was stamped with my oval and scalloped oval punches from stampin up.  Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Love to Scrap.


We would love to have you link up with us today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
craftycreations - atg
charismacardz - atg

CFTH Challenge 3

Time for another Anything Goes challenge at Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog! Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Sassy studio Designs 4 images

The stamping Chef 3 images 

Here is my DT card:


 I got to work with this cute Plain Jane image from Stamping Chef.  I love their images! I colored her with my promarkers.  I love her blue dress. My fave color! I wanted to make a non traditional color Christmas card.  I think it turned out quite nice.  All the papers are from my stash.  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set from Oriental Trading.  The flower was handmade by a friend! 

I hope you have enjoyed my card.  We would love to have you link up with us today.  Head here to link and see more inspiration.

Entering in the following challenges:
all sorts - brown and blue
creative corner challenge - cas
charisma cardz - atg
southern girlz challenge - xmas
the stampin chef - atg
artistic inspirations - favecolor 


Sunday, December 22, 2013

C4E - Oak Pond Creations Sponsor

Another Anything Goes challenge starts today at Challenges 4 Everybody. Our sponsor this week is Oak Pond Creations.




My DT card:





I got to work with this cute Otis owl! I just love owls and was so thrilled to work with him.  I colored him with promarkers.  I love the color blue I made him.  He is just so darn cute! Ble is my favorite color.  It's so hard to make a card without some blue in it!  I used papers form my stash.  Blue pearls along the edge.  I colored the hat with a glitter gel pen. Another favorite thing of mine! It's my fave way to add glitter to my projects!  Lots of snowflakes on this one! Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch N Stash. The sentiment used my oval and scalloped oval punches from Stampin Up.




For more inspiration and to link up your creations click here.  We would love to have you visit.


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges :



crafts 4 eternity - atg
wags and whiskers - xmas
creativecorner challenges - cas
craftitude challenge 55
cute card thursday - celebration
milk coffee challenge - xmas
let's craft and create - celebrate
penny's paper creafty challenge - fave color  and fave tech, DT call
passion for promarkers - mega xmas challenge
loves rubber stamps - holiday
craft creations - atg
artistic inspirations
feeling crafty - xmas
ladybug crafts - xmas
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge - xmas
digidesignchallenge - atg xmas
little scrap pieces - warm winter wishes





OSAAT Reminder

Hi all! Just a friendly reminder that  One Stitch at a Time is having a five week long Anything Goes challenge. You can enter an unlimited number of times if you use a Stitchy image. Otherwise only 3 entries per person!   I will remind all my followers every Sunday! This challenge will close 11th January 10pm GMT.

Sponsor is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a prize of all the digi images the DT used in challenge #192.

GnS- Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Time for another challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Our theme this week is Non traditional Christmas colors.





I am using this adorable image from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored her with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I used some blue pearls and a cute handmade bow. A glitter gel pen added some glitter to her dress and as eye shadow. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The card layout was inspired from the sketch at Love to Scrap.


We would love to see your creations be entered in our challenge.  To link up and see more DT inspiration click here.  



Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
 Love to scrap -sketch

the crafters cafe - sparkle
love to create - atg
papertake weekly - xmas
lej designs - atg
pinspirational challenge - photo inspir
milk coffee challenge - xmas
pinspirational - photo inspir
 totally gorjuss - xmas
digidesignchallengeblog - xmas
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge - any

Saturday, December 21, 2013

SSD Sponsoring TIme 4 Scrap



This will be my last post as the December GDT at Sassy Studio Designs.  I am a bit sad that it is over.  I love all their images. I hope to be able to work with the team again in my future! I have truly enjoyed myself. Today SSD is sponsoring the challenge over at Time 4 Scrap. Their theme is Anything Goes!



What a Sassy image I used on this card, yes? I colored her with promarkers.  I used a glitter gel pen on her dress and bow.  Red frosted pearls were added around the image.  All the papers and doily are from my stash.  I used some new dies that I just got from My Creative Time.  The circle and scalloped circle are a set with the circle sentiments.  I used the fun size bow die to make the paper bow.  It isn't quite right yet but I will keep practicing.  Paper folding doesn't seem to come natural to me! I added a heart charm in the sentiment.  The card layout is inspired by the sketch at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.





Bow up close:

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:




Suzy Bee's - White Christmas

Hi all!!! It's time for a new challenge at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is White Christmas.  Lacy Sunshine is our generous sponsor.


My DT card:


I got to work with this adorable  image from Lacy Sunshine.  How cute is she? I colored her with my promarkers. I added stickles to her hat, shoes and dress for some white sparkles!  Some green pearls were added in both corners. All the papers are from my stash.  I used a chipboard sentiment as well. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sweet sketch wednesday.



We would love to have you link up your creations today. 


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges :
sweet sketch wednesday -sketch

crafts 4 eternity - atg
digi haven - red/green
qkr stampede - holiday
corrosive challenge blog -atg
picture and scrap - xmas
craft mojo -atg
eureka stamps - xmas
creative card crew - holly
top tip tuesday - snowflake - on dp
delightful challenges - celebrate
creative moments - atg
all that stickles - holiday

Friday, December 20, 2013

Savvy Handmade Cards - Reindeer Games

We have a new challenge at Savvy Handmade Cards. Our theme is Reindeer Games. Our sponsor this week is the awesome Bugaboo Stamps. 



I used this adorable plush ornament reindeer image from Bugaboo stamps.  Card layout inspired the sketch at Stella says Sketch. I colored him with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I used glossy accents on the ornament.  I added some red gemstones.  A chipboard sentiment was used. I used my sizzix scalloped circle die to mat the image on.

We would love to have you link up with us today!


Entering in the following challenges:
stella says sketch
stamping with the dragon - last minute xmas
crafts 4 eternity - atg
wags n whiskers - xmas
chocolate coffee and cards - holidays
sister act card challenge - atg
stampin for the weekend - atg
qkr stampede happy holidays
cut it up christmas
tuesday throwdown - 176
lej designs - atg
papertake weekly - xmas
pinspirational challenge - photo inspir
inky chicks - xmasloves rubberstamps - holiday
inky impressions - xmas
crafty creations - atg
the paper shelter - atg
animal friends challenge - atg
natalie and amy cute cuddly xmas
fantastic tuesday - dies/punches




SSD Sponsoring Left of Center Challenge Blog

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Left of Center Challenge Blog this week.  The theme is Christmas.  I have made a little card to share with you all for some challenge inspiration. I know many of us are still scrambling to get our Christmas cards and shopping done! I hate the last minute shopping and prepping I always end up doing.  I need to be more on task!


Here is my GDT creation:

I used this spicy Reindeer Pin Up image for this card.  I colored her with my promarkers.  I used papers from my stash.  Some green gemstones were glued along the bottom.  I added a ribbon charm in the corner.  A red pom pom was used for her tail.  A friend send me some cute sparkly white fluff that I used on her dress and boots.  The sentiment is a matching die and stamp set from My Creative Time.  It's a new to me set.  I am in LOVE.  It comes with these little dies that cut images to fit in the circle for all the holidays of the year.  Such a great buy! Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Close up of colored image:


Hugs,


Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch 199
loves rubber stamps - xmas
craftin desert divas - linky party 21
sweet stampin challenge - xmas
polkadoodles and studio 12 xmas
eureka stamps challenge 70
c is for challenge traditional xmas
craftcreations - atg
papertake weekly - xmas
inky chicks xmas
diecuttingdiva - holidays
fan tastic tuesday - dies/punches


Thursday, December 19, 2013

SSD - Sparkle and Shine


I have another card for you as I continue my December GDT at Sassy Studio Designs.  I have really been enjoying myself.  I love their images.  There is a new challenge this week.  The theme is Sparkle and Shine. 

I am using one of the new Christmas images.  How cute is she? I colored her with my promarkers. The papers are form my stash.  I used a chipboard sentiment.  Gemstones and a sparkly present were added for sparkly embellishments.  A handmade bow was used.  Stickles were added to each star on her pjs. Glossy accents were used to make the milk in the glass look more real! Card layout inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I hope you enjoy my card and link up with the new challenge!



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
tuesday morning sketches - sketch
 




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crafty Ribbons Pure Inspirations Give away

Hi all! Did you know that Crafty Ribbons is having a huge giveaway? I had no idea until someone let me know on a blog comment.  Thank you so much. OMG they are giving away so many prizes I would like to win. You MUST stop over and join!

 "Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....." taken from their blog for more info for you! 

I think it end on December 24 and the winners are announced Jan 2!  Hope fully I win something!!! Woo hoo!!! Merry Christmas!!

Hugs,

Erin

Sunday, December 15, 2013

OSAAT - Dove Ornament/Tag

Time For a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time.  The theme is Anything Goes.  This challenge will run for 5 weeks.  That's a bit different than usual so I expect lots of participation.  I will remind all my followers every Sunday! This challenge will close 11th January 10pm GMT.
Sponsor is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a prize of all the digi images the DT used in challenge #192.

Here is my DT inspiration:



Hope Jacare Doodles dove image can be found here. I colored the image with my red promarkers.  I cut and matted the image with my Sizzix dies.  I think I am going to use this as a tag for a present as well as an ornament.  Two birds with one stone.  No pun intended! I used paper and ribbon from my stash. 



We would love to have you link up your projects with us.  Head here to enter and to see more DT inspiration.


Entering in the following challenges:
papertake weekly xmas creatures
inky impressions - ornament



All Tied up - Hobbycutz DT

Hi all!!! It's time for a new challenge at Hobby Cutz Challenges! Who's excited? The theme this week is All Tied Up. So let's see the ribbon, bows or twine on your projects! Our sponsor this week is Kenny K.


My DT card:


I love this Mrs Claus image. She was so much fun to color with my promarkers. I added some red liquid pearls around the image.  Liquid applique was used on her boots and dress.  The sentiment was stamped form a clear stamp set from Oriental trading.  I added some homemade bows to the 3d gift stickers.  I think they look so cute! All the papers and mesh ribbon are from my stash.   Card layout inspired by the sketch at I heart sketches.



We would love to have you participate in our challenge today! To link up and see more DT inspiration head here.


Hugs,


Erin



Entering in the following challenges :
I heart sketches - sketch
lej design challenge - festive fun
divas by design atg
penny paper crafts - feminine with sentiment
digistamps4joy - atg
crafty ribbon challenges - ribbon
crafty girls - atg
cute card thursday - xmas
chocolate, coffee and cards - xmas
crafty catz - atg
craftitude challenge 55
kennyk Krafty Krew - atg
dream valley challenge - xmas
cardandscrap - xmas
craft mojo - xmas
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge
creative paints - atg
polkadoodles christmas














GnS DT Traditional Christmas Colors



Time for a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. This week our theme is Traditional Christmas colors.


Sponsors are :

Bugaboo who are offering 7 images from their store

Floppy Latte who are offering a $6 gift certificate for the winner

Stitchy bear stamps who are offering a $10 gift cert for their store for images from stitchy, delicious Doodles and BB Kakes


My DT card:


I got to work with this cute image from Delicious Doodles. I colored her with my promarkers.  I used papers from my stash.  I used stickles on her hat and dress.  I love the glitter.  I added some frosted green pearls.  They are my fave embellishment.  I need to find more in other colors.  I added a flower die cut sticker.  The sentiment was stamped from a clear stamp set from Oriental Trading. Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Sketch N Stash.

Close up of the image:




We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin




Entering in the following challenges:

sketch n stash - sketch

qkr stampede - 3 fave embellishments - frosted pearls
digi haven - xmas
sister act card challenge - atg
crafty catz - xmas
chocolate , coffe, cards - happy holidays
crafty girls - atg
paper crafting journey - xmas
crafts and me december challenge
sisterhood of crafters - glitter
digistamps4joy-atg
penny's paper crafty challenges - 157
Divas by design - atg
whimsy stamps - atg
passion for promarkers - sentiment
lej designs - festive
tuesday throwdown 176
crafty sentiments - christmas
seemacraft - xmas
craftin desert divas - xmas linky party
parade your crafts - xmas
papermakeup stamps - sparkle
the crafty blogger network - girly
scrappers delights - xmas
ladybug crafts - xmas
just for fun - merry xmas
feelingcrafty challenge - xmas
sparkle n sprinkle - glitter, flock, emboss
the scrapbooking queen royal digi challenge

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sale at Scrappiness Designs

Hi all!! My favorite digital paper store Scrappiness Designs is having a sale! If you haven't tried out her kits yet NOW is the time! They are so beautiful and easy to work with!  Head on over today!


Hugs,

Erin

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sassy Studios First GDT

OMG. I am beyond happy right now. I tried out for a GDT at Sassy Studio Designs and got it!!! I love their images.  To have any spot on their team makes my day! Here is my first post as a GDT for them.  The Theme this week is It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.

I got to work with this super cute Candy Cane image.  How adorable is she? I colored her with my promarkers.  I used papers from my stash.  I added some green mesh ribbon and some  Poinsetta 3D stickers.  I used my snowriter to make it look like she is surrounded by snowflakes.  I found this cute jingle bell sentiment that went perfectly with her.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Addicted to Stamps

Close up of the image:




I hope you have enjoyed my Sassy Candy Cane.  For more inspiration and to link up head here

Entering in the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps - sketch

crafts and me challenge - atg
The corrosive challenge blog - atg
cardandscrap - xmas
craft mojo - december xmas
craftyhazelnut's christmas challenge
creative inspirations paint - xmas
polkadoodles - atg
feelingcrafty challenge - xmas
just B creative crazy - december linky party atg
just for fun - merry christmas
ladybug crafts - xmas/winter
incy wincy designs - snow - snowriter snowflakes
craft your passion challenge - let it snow - snowriter snowflakes
the crafty blogger network - girly
crafty boots challenges - xmas
lexi creations - snow - snowriter snowflakes
paradeyourcrafts - xmas
craftin desert divas - xmas linky party
crafty sentiments designs - xmas
deep ocean challenge - santa is coming
oldie but a goodie challenge - winter
tuesday throwdown - xmas
lej designs - festive fun
passion for promarkers - mega christmas challenge
loves rubberstamps - atg xmas
digistamps4joy - atg
crafty ribbons challenge - ribbon - green mesh


Monday, December 9, 2013

CFTH - Second Challenge

Hello, hello!  I have two creations to share today.  We have a new challenge at Crafting From the Heart.  I would like to thank everyone that joined us for first challenge last week! I am so pleased with the participation and I hope you all continue to join us.  As usual the Theme is ANYTHING GOES.  It's so simple!! Sponsors this week are:

 Delicious Doodles 4 images winners prize

Dilly Beans 3 images winners prize


Here is my first DT card:

This card features this lovely Emo image from Delicious Doodles.  I saw this image and had to create a card for a friend in my life that I knew would love her! I colored her with promarkers.  She was fussy cut and attached to cardstock. I added liquid applique to her hat and dress.  I can't believe it's almost gone already! I used papers from my stash.  The sentiments was stamped from a clear stamp set from Oriental Trading.  I used my irock tool to help heat/glue the gems to make the star.  Boy was that a trick to do! I think it turned out pretty nice! The flowers are from WOC.  I am attempting to learn how to make lovely floral arrangements on my cards.  I love the flowers from WOC.

Close up of the image :



I hope you have enjoyed this card.  I will be making a second post for my second DT card to follow challenge rules.  We would love for you to join us in our current challenge.  To link up and see more inspiration from my teamies click here. Hope to see you there.



Hugs,


Erin



Entering in the following challenges:
card makin mamas - xmas
my heart pieces - sparkle - gems
papertake weekly - atg
v's sweet ideas - holidays
onecrazystamper - holiday
stamp and create - atg
papercrafting journey - xmas

CFTH Challenge 2 second card

Hi again! Here is my second card for the new challenge at Crafting From the Heart.  I would like to thank everyone that joined us for first challenge last week! I am so pleased with the participation and I hope you all continue to join us.  As usual the Theme is ANYTHING GOES.  It's so simple!! Sponsors this week are:

 Delicious Doodles 4 images winners prize

Dilly Beans 3 images winners prize




My second DT card:
The card features an adorable penguin from Dilly Beans.  I colored him with promarkers.  I added glitter to the hat and scarf with my glitter gel pen.  Some mesh ribbon and blue gemstones were added.  The candy cane is a 3d sticker.  I love adding things like that for embellishments.  The papers are all from my stash and I love how well they match the image.  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set from Oriental Trading.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today.  We would love for you to join us in our current challenge.  To link up and see more inspiration from my teamies click here. Hope to see you there.



Hugs,


Erin



Entering in the following challenges:
loves rubberstamps - atg
i heart promarkers - for a child
divas by design - festive
a creative romance - sparkle

Sunday, December 8, 2013

C4E Bestie thanks a latte card

Hi all! Time for a new challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody.  As always its anything goes.  Our sponsor this week is Sherri Baldy.  







Image 834 from here. I colored her with my promarkers.  The papers are all from my stash that I got when I first started making cards a few months ago. It's hard to believe I have only been crafting since April of this year!  I had a clear coffee stamp set that I stamped and fussy cut a few images from. The sentiment is also from there. I have had the stamp set forever! I think its the oldest set  have. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Passion for promarkers.



We would love to have you link up your projects today.  For more DT inspiration and to enter click here.



Entering in the following challenges:
Passion for promarkers-sketch
crafty creations - no xmas
rhedd and rosie - old stash - paper and stamp set
cut it up - thanks

GnS DT - Add some blue

Another new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle! This week we would like to see you add some blue to your creations.  Simple, right?

 Sponsors are:

Digistamps 4 joy who are offering 5 images from their store

Digi Darla who are Offering  5 images from their store for the winner

Sandi's Samples who are offering 4 images from their store for the winner

Stamping chef who are offering 3 images from their store for the winner


Here is my DT card:







This week I worked with a Digi Darla image called A Toddler's Christmas. It was colored with my promarkers.  I used papers form my stash.  I tied some twine into a bow and added some blue pearls.  The sentiment was from a sticker 3d pack that I recently got.  I love adding 3d pieces to my projects when I can. Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday.   How are you coming along with your Christmas cards?


We would love to have you play along with us this week.  So bring out your blues and link up today!! For more inspiration check out what my teamies have made for you!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday sketch
http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/12/15-noel-christmas-new-challenge-and.html
polkadoodles - xmas cheer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

ATG Christmas Challenge

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge! This is my last creation for the Catch The Bug Challenge blog Holiday Chaos event.  I have enjoyed making these cards using the Bugaboo images.  Keep your fingers crossed for me that I win a GDT spot!!


I used this adorable Santa with a candycane image that can be found here.  I colored him with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some 3D stickers for embellishments.  I used some stickles on the hat! I love stickles!!! I added some cute red ribbon.  The sentiment and tag dies are a matching set from My Creative Time. Love them! Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday.


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Mojo MOnday -sketch

Catch the bug - ATG Christmas
the scrapbooking queen - royal digi challenge
creative card crew - sweet treats - candy cane
lej designs - xmas
loves rubberstamps - atg
sweet stampin - ribbon
all that stickles - holidays
totally gorjuss- santa