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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, June 29, 2014

Babies @ GnS

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Babies.  Our sponsors are:


Di's Digi Downloads $12 gift cert

Stitchy Stamps  $10 gift cert

Lacy Sunshine  3 images

Bugaboo  7 images
My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Lacy Sunshine. Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some felt flowers with a button center, banner die cut and googly eyes.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
sketch saturday
lacy sunshine - atg
whoopsi daisy - summer
crafty catz - atg
oldie but a goodie - baby , old stash flowers
inky impressions - atg
crafty girls - atg


Saturday, June 28, 2014

TIddly Ink Wedding

Hi all! I am here with my monthly project for  Crafting at the weekend. We are an anything goes papercrafting challenge

Challenge 2
June Challenge
Anything Goes
Sponsors
Crafty Sentiments




My DT card:


I used this awesome image called You and me from Tiddly Inks that I colored with my promakers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some gems, flowers with gem centers and some die cuts. The sentiment and punches are from Stamping Up.  I just love how this turned out!Perfect for the wedding I went to recently! I went through all my wedding stamps and this was my fave one!

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

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
inky impressions - atg
divas by design- fave stamp
 the stamping chef - atg
sassy studio designs - celebrate
crafty girls - atg
sister act - atg
stampin for the weekend - atg
art by miran - atg


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Flowers @ PCJ

A new challenge is starting at Paper Crafting Journey today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Flowers.  Our sponsor is the generous  Crafty Sentiments




My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Crafty Sentiments. Colored with promarkers. All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers and gel squares.  I embossed some card stock and added that as well.   The sentiment and punches are from stampin up.  Card layout inspired by a sketch from Sketchy Colors

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


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Frozen Birthday

A new challenge is starting at Fan-Tastic Tuesday today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is ATG.  Our sponsor is the generous Sparkle n Sprinkle




My DT project:








I used this image that I got as a freebie with purchase from Simply Betty Stamps Colored with promarkers.   I used paper from my stash. I added some pearls, flowers with gems centers and a skate die cut. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sweet Sketch! I rotated it! The sentiment is from Scribble and Scrap

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


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
the cutie pie challenge - girls
rhed and rosie - atg
crafty girls - atg
a creative romance - bday
sweet sketch


CIO- Ice cream!

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Meljens
Theme: fave ice cream
Stash: things using fave ice cream colors
 




My DT card:









I used this awesome image by Meljens. I was inspired by this photo of my fave ice cream birthday cake!   Colored with promarkers. The paper is from my stash. I added a wood laser cut from Hobbycutz store.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up as well as the punches.

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
that craft place men

Monday, June 23, 2014

Raindrops

A new challenge is starting at Crafting From The Heart. Our theme this week is ATG! 

Stamp Art by Kathyrn
Offering a prize of 5 digi images
StampArt Designs by Kathryne
and
The Stamping Boutique
Offering a prize of 3 digi images
The Stamping Boutique





My DT card:


 I got to work with this super cute image by Stampart by Kathryn.  I colored it with my promarkers. All the papers are from my stash.  I added flowers with gem centers and dots.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday.

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

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
sketch saturday

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tiddly Panda Thank you

Hi everyone! Tiddly INks had an amazing sale recently. Of course, I had to stock up on some images! I just love them. I wanted to share a card I made to also participate in the challenge over at Tiddly Inks! 

All the papers are from my stash. Colored with promarkers. I added some buttons, gel square and a handmade bow. The stitched tag die is from My creative Time. The sentiment and punches are from Stamping up. I hope you have enjoyed my card! I loved making it!


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges
tiddly inks - sketch
craft your passion - three or more embellishments
paper makeup stamps - stitch
southern girls - die and punches
crafty catz - stitch
di's digi - layers
cupcake inspirations - color challenge

Over the moon!

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Add some yellow.  Our sponsors are:

Ike's Art 3  images

Stamping Chef 3 images

Patties Creations 2 images
My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Patty's creations. Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some yellow glitter to the stars with a wink of stella pen and a night border die cut


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Old and new @ Hobby Cutz

A new challenge is starting at Hobby Cutz Challenge blog today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Something old Some thing new.   Our sponsor is the generous Kenny K Downloads.



My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Kenny K downloads.  Colored with my promarkers.  All the papers are new digital papers Michele Designs.   I added some old flowers from my stash.  The flourish is  from Hobby Cutz.  The sentiment is from Simply Betty.  Don't forget to let us know what your old and new stash items are for your entries.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch n stash

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



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
love to create - atg
divas by design - more than 3 layers
 sketch n stash 

Horatio and Boris

Time for a new challenge  at Scribble and Scrap challenge blog.  The challenges are biweekly and the theme is always anything goes!



My DT card:




I used this awesome image, digital paper pack and sentiment by Scribble and Scrap  Colored with promarkers.   I added some dots and metal corner pieces! Card layout inspired by the sketch at Seems a little sketchy

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Seems a little sketchy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Patriotic Colors @ Open Minded Crafting

Hi all.    Open-Minded Crafting is having a new challenge starting today!  Our challenge this week is Patriotic Colors.

Sponsors:  Please go visit our sponsors and thank them for their generosity, we couldn't offer up such amazing prizes without them!
A & T digital Art

The Stamping Chef
Beansie Doodles


Robyn's fetish




My DT card:








I used this adorable image from Beansie Doodles.  Colored with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added a vintage button and some WOC flowers.

We would love to have you link up your creations with us this challenge.  Head on over to check out other amazing DT work!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
fabulous food - crafts for eternity
milk coffee - summer
paper pretties - summer
scrappy moms - stars and stripes
just for fun - summer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Little and fierce

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Digital Delights & Whoopsie Daisy
Theme: Anything goes
Stash: Anything goes
 


We are also looking for a few new DT members!  If you would like to join our group of friendly ladies, do apply!

My DT card:



I used this awesome image by Whoopsie Daisy  Colored with promarkers. The paper is from my stash. I added flowers and brads.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Creative Knockouts

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
creative knockouts - sketch
 my sheri crafts - 3 in a row
art by miran - atg
qkr stampede - atg
crafty girls - atg
pennys paper craft - atg

At the beach

A new challenge is starting at Fan-Tastic Tuesday today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is AT the beach.  Our sponsor is the generous Bugaboo Stamps



My DT project:







I used this image from Bugaboo Stamps. Colored with promarkers.   I used paper from my stash. I addedsome pearls, bow and glossy accents.  Card layout inspired bu a sketch at Creative knockouts

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


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
creative knockouts

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Henry why not

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Fathers day.  Our sponsors are:


Crafty Sentiments  3 images

Qkr Stampede  5 images

Stamping Boutique  3 images or 4 if stamping boutique image used

Eureka 5 images

Sentimental Susan 5 images

My DT card:




I used this awesome image from Crafty Sentiments. Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some ribbon and a button. The sentiment is from Stamping up as well as the punches. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge.
We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
friday sketch challenge

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ellie Awesomesauce @ Creatalicious

A new challenge is starting up at Creatalicious Challenges. The theme this month is Happy Birthday.

And don't forget: you can vote on your three favourite entries from July 1st to July 15th!

 
This challenge is sponsored by Scrappiness Designs
and the prize will be a $7 coupon!






My DT projects:



How adorable is this Saturated Canary image? Colored with promarkers.  The papers are from my stash. I colored some white roses from WOC with the same promarkers I used on the image.I added a handmade bow, stick pin and a little resin mustache.  The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 you and punched with stamping up punches.


We would love to have you link up your projects today.  To see more DT inspiration and link up head here.


hugs,


Erin

Entering in the following challenges:


Friday, June 13, 2014

Girly Swap Card

I thought I would share the card I made awhile ago for my swap partner from the Girly Swap in the Simply Betty Fan page group. I just love the Simply Betty images. I am slowly building up my collection of them.  Just need more time for crafting.  Anyway, here is the card I made for Jackie.

I used this lovely image and sentiment from the Betty Boudoir set.  How cute is she? Colored with promarkers.  I used some digital paper that I bought just for this image.  I think it was from Dee's shop but now I am not sure! I need to log things better!  I added some WOC flowers that I dusted with stickles for extra shine.  Some gems were used in the corner.  I hope Jackie liked my card. 


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

SBS Girly swap blog hop

Hey all!! I recently participated in a swap in the Simply Betty Group.  It's my first one ever so I hope I have done everything correctly.  It was so much fun shopping for my partner.  I had some trouble taking good photos of what Jackie sent me.   I really need to get a good camera!! Here is a photo of the awesome card she made me and swap goodies.  I love all the ribbons.  I can't find any like that here.  And she even sent me some simply betty stamps.






HOP LIST

1.Betty Roberts
http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com

2. Corinne Jones
http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com

3. Anita Blake
http://kardmakingheaven.blogspot.co.uk

4. Tanja Charles
http://twistedteecrafts.blogspot.com

5. Jackie Randolph
 http://papermoments.blogspot.com/

6.  Melissa Varga
http://www.cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com

7. Darcy Schroeder
http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com

8. Rochelle Ayris
http://rochelleayris.blogspot.co.uk/

9.  Debbie Miller
http://www.craftingwhenican.blogspot.com

10. Helen Smith
http://getpurseonality.blogspot.com/

11. Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
http://stampingsister.blogspot.com

12. Erin Stephenson
http://erinsowlnest.blogspot.com/

13. Sam Slater
http://bananasaboutstamping.blogspot.co.uk

14. Katya Bess
http://www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com/

HobbyCutz DT call

 
 
Hobbycutz is recruiting, and currently looking for Design Team Members to join us!
  1. Do you currently have an active blog?
  2. Do you love to create projects, working with digital images?
  3. Have you checked out the Hobbycutz website?
  4. Do you love to create for the sake of creating and to help inspire others?
  5. Can you take good clean/clear pictures of your work?
  6. Can you meet a deadline?

We looking for some new DT members to join our Team, to showcase  Hobbycutz products as well as our Sponsor images.
What do you need to do? 
First of all, you must have a blog that you keep current.

Next, send Kobie an email to serve as your DT Application.  It must include the following information:
  1. Your name;
  2. How you would describe your style (we’re looking for all different styles);
  3. Why you would like to work with Hobbycutz products?
  4. Three (3) different projects showcasing your talent (don’t worry, it doesn’t matter how new you are to card making).  These can be most recent or older projects.
  5. Let us know what your experience is working within a design team.  If you don’t have any DT experience, that is okay too!
  6. Any other relevant information you’d like to share.
What is in it for you?
We are NOT looking for people who are into design teams just to grab every digi or free goodies they can. If that is you, then I’m afraid you just won’t be a good fit with us.  HOWEVER, if you love to have fun, enjoy colouring digital images, and want to help inspire your fellow Design Team members along with our readers, then this is the place for you! And of course, you will be given a voucher to spend on my website to get some laser cuts to showcase.

Other Details…
  1. Terms are for six months long (with an option to extend if mutually agreeable) and will start once you have been accepted onto the team.  
  2. We will be creating two separate teams—Team 1 and Team 2 - alternatively.  On average you will need to create 2 projects a month.  However there may be some months where you need to create 3  projects (as some months may have an extra Sunday).  
  3. You may be asked to participate in special events, i.e. blog hops, etc. but these will be planned and discussed well in advance.
  4. All group communication and file uploading will take place in the Hobbycutz Challenges DT Blog. It is a private blog and only Hobbycutz DT members will have access to it. 
  5. All info is available well in advance for you to create your projects in time on the DT blog.

This is an open call for now until we are able to fill up all the available spots on the team. We are currently looking for at least 5 more people.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Kobie by email - hobbycutz(at sign)gmail.com

If any of you, our loyal readers, would like to advertise the DT call for us on your own individual blog. we would sincerely appreciate the shout out.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PCJ- Sadie -Kenny K

A new challenge is starting at Paper Crafting Journey today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is ATG.  Our sponsor is the generous  Kenny K downloads



My DT card:







I used this awesome image from Kenny K downloads. Colored with promarkers. All the papers are digital.  I added some twine, gel squares, and the funky button I found in my stash as well as music note die cuts.  The sentiment from Create with TLC. Card layout inspired by a sketch from Tuesday morning sketches

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


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
tuesday morning sketches
pennys challenges - atg


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Frosty Friends

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor:  Stampart by Kathryn
Theme: tag your it
Stash: add a tag
 




My DT project:







I used this awesome image by Stampart by kathryn.  Colored with promarkers. The image is popped up using foam squares. I used glitter white embossing powder all over the tag to make a snowy appearance.  Not as snow like as I had pictured.  I used inks over top to make the background.  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set from oriental trading.  The tag is made from a die from My Creative time. 

We would love to have you link up your projects today


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
craftitude - pop it up
4 crafty chicks - xmas

Flag

A new challenge is starting at Fan-Tastic Tuesday today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is ATG.  Our sponsor is the generous The Stamping Boutique.


My DT project:



I used this image from The Stamping Boutique. Colored with promarkers.  Papers are from my stashI added some gems.   The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

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


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
divas by design-red white blue