Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Keep it Simple

Our theme at Delightful Challenges is KEEP IT SIMPLE.  
I love the CAS style - it's pretty much my go-to style when designing.
For today's project I used Sad Pup from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

My supply list is pretty short- it is, after all, a keep it simple challenge:
Cardstock:  Authenitque
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Sentiment:  Missing You Sentiment set (Digital Delights)
Markers:  Copics

Join our challenge by linking your KIS project to Delightful Challenges.

This week's sponsor is

offering a surprise package valued up to $15


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I have two projects using the newest sets from Digi My World.
First are the Kawaii Flowers .  Although there are 3 separate images, when I imported them into Word, I arranged them as a group to print as a single image - easy peasy with DMW digital files.

Supplies used for this card - 
Card stock:  stash
Markers:  Copics
Sentiment:  Jaded Blossom Smell the Flowers 
Grass die:  Jaded Blossom Spring die set
Baker's Twine, gems, Momento Ink

Next is a card using Flower Box Girl.  

Supplies used for this card -
Image:  Flower Box Girl
Card Stock:  Authentique
Markers:  Copics
Sentiment:  Jaded Blossom, Simple Sayings
Dies/Punches:  Jaded Blossom- Spring Dies, Martha Stewart double leaf punch, and Spellbinders Labels 11
gems and paper roses

I'm entering the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT:  Flowers Galore
Sweet Stamps:  #158 Favorite Color (I always love green anywhere on my card)
Tuesday Throwdown:  #184 Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge:  #65 Cute with Spots and Dots

For more adorable projects using DMW's latest digital/clip art releases, be sure to visit the 
Digi My World design team blog.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Joining the Pop Up Box Craze

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I spent the entire day yesterday at a crop at my favorite Scrapbook Store.  I teach classes there and was working on a project for my Copic class ladies.  Along with the lesson, I try to find something fun and new for them to do so I decided to hop on the Pop Up Box Card wagon.  My ladies will be using their Copics for each of the elements.  What do you think??

I think they'll enjoy assembling this card, especially since I have everything pre-cut LOL.  I can see why so many crafters are making these cards.  They can become addictive!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Me Creative:  #87 Anything Goes
Digi Galore:  Things with Wings
Pumpkin Spice:  #60 Flowers

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by.  I always love it when you take the time to leave a comment and/or become a follower.

You can also see my creations on my Facebook page:  Handmade From The Heart


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Let's Party!

It's design team day at Delightful Challenges.  Our theme this week is ADD A FLOURISH.
I'm using Top Hat n Tails Slippy and the Let's Party sentiment from
Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

My flourish is a stamp (don't know what company).  I matted Slippy using Spellbinders Labels 18 and colored him with Copics.  I also used Copics for the marbleized background adding some white gel pen flourishes.  A strip of Washi tape finished the card.

Add a flourish to your project and enter to win 3 sets from

Just post your project HERE.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps:  #157 Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations: #79 Anything Goes/Masculine
MarkerPOP: #37 Anything Goes


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Big Rose Hello

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I'd like  to share the Design Team card I made using the BG Rose DS file from Paper Crafting World.  I've been on a craft room clean and purge kick and in doing so I've gone through all of my paper stacks.  I love the Chateau Lavender stack by DCWV and knew I wanted to use it for this card.  I found a page that I loved but had to actually paper piece to get the parts that I wanted.  I hope you like the results.

Here's the file that you'll find at PCW:

Other Supplies used for this card:
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls-Bisque
Wink of Stella brush glitter
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
American Crafts ribbon
Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Dies set
Jaded Blossom Simple Sayings stamp set
I'm going to enter this card in -
Crafting from the Heart:  Anything Goes/flowers
Craftin Desert Divas:  Linky Party #25 Glitter
Make It Monday:  #179Anything Goes

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Silhouette and Vinyl - Oh My!

Have I told you how much I'm enjoying owning a Silhouette Cameo? 
 I absolutely love the print and cut feature, especially for my design team digital images.  I'm also having a great time with the amazing svg files you can find, particularly those from SVG  Cutting Files.  Well, I wanted to make a special gift for a dear friend's 80th birthday.  I have been wowed by the glass block projects being shared on some of the Silhouette Facebook sites so I decided to give one a try.  My friend is a devoted Red Hat Lady and I found this wonderful file in the Pazzles Craft Room.
What do you think?  The images cut perfectly from the vinyl.  The grapevine has some really fine cuts but it was no problem at all.  
 With the lights on

I put tule inside to help cover the lights.

I also had an extra Digi My World image sitting on my desk and wanted to play around with paper piecing.  Here's the result using DMW's new release, Birdhouse.
The sentiment tag is a Jaded Blossom die and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's new Smell the 
Flowers set.

Thanks for taking a look.  It was fun trying a few new things.  I'm glad I could share them with you.

Open-Minded Crafting Fun "Monochrome" Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends,
I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.  
After so much red, pink, and white, it's nice to have a design change.  Challenge #4 at
Open-Minded Crafting Fun is MONOCHROME.
I love working in the same color family.  It's always a challenge to make the shading work but I love the results.  My image is PIP by A & T Digital Designs.  She is just the sweetest little fairy.  All of the colors used are in the Copic BG family with just a bit of G in the leaf.  The papers are from my stash - so glad they're sorted by colors as it makes this type of challenge easy to pick papers.  I did add a touch of Glossy Accents to the water drops.
Be sure to head over to OMCF to see lots of creations by our designers.  We have 5 sponsors this week so you'll see a variety of digital designs.
Then, join our challenge for a chance to win images from our fabulous sponsors.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love Notes!

It looks like this will be my final Valentine card for this year!  The theme for the challenge at Delightful Challenges is LOVE NOTES.  You can add a heart, a music note, or letters to your project.
I've chosen Conductor Colin from Digital Delights by Louby Loo along with a sentiment from the Groove On Sentiment set and the music score paper from the Noteable Music Digital Paper pack.

Supplies used for this Pedestal card:
Digital images: Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Conductor Colin, Groove On sentiment set
Card stock:  Noteable Music Digital Paper pack, Authentique
Dies:  Spellbinders - Labels One
Markers:  Copics
ribbon, glitter heart, Glossy Accents, Sakura 3-D gel pen, VersaMagic Chalk ink

Delightful Challenges has a brand new sponsor for this week's challenge:
Prize:  $10 store certificate

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs: Anything for Love
Creative Moments: challenge 36 Anything Goes/Love
Cuttlebug Mania: A Touch of Red (spellbinders cut with Cuttlebug)
Sweet Stamps Blog: Love

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Believe in the Bunny

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I'm sharing a card showcasing one of Digi My World's new releases which will be available  in the store THIS Friday.

This is Bunny Suit Eloise.  Each Bunny Suit cutie - there are four in all -  comes in several poses.  I love her little wagon full of Easter Eggs.  There is a clip art file as well.  

Supplies used for this card:
Card stock - Studio 8, April Showers
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom, Easter Treats 2
Tag - Jaded Blossom, Mini Tag Dies
Flower - EK Success flower punches
Markers - Copics

The Digi My World designers will be sharing sneak peeks of this month's new releases for the next two weeks.  Be sure to stop by - you're going to love every image!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mini Note Card Box

Hello Crafty Friends,
I've been in my crafty space laying out card projects and realized that I had cut some files to take to a crop and never got around to assembling them.  Uh-oh, they're Valentine projects so I figured I'd better get busy!!!  This is my Valentine take on the SVG Cutting FilesKawaii Cloud Mini Note Card Box.  I included some cards cut from the Mini Note Card Bases set as well.
Of course you could make the cloud and rainbow in actual cloud and rainbow colors, but I thought this would be a fun Valentine alternative color scheme.

The box is 3.5x3.5x1.5 so it's plenty big enough for a little gift or some treats.

There are a total of eight different mini notecard combinations in the set.
I hope your week is off to a great start.  We finally had several days of much needed rain - great weather for getting your craft on!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Anything Goes at Delightful Challenges.

It's a new month and a new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
The design team gals are sharing the new images over on the challenge blog,
Delighful Challenges.

This week's theme is ANYTHING GOES!

I'm using Cheerleader Samantha and one of the Sports Sentiments from the new release.

Come over and join in our challenge.  You could win a $10 store certificate from


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting by Designs

Hello Crafty Friends.

I'm so excited.  Today I am the Guest Designer at  Crafting by Designs.  I was in their Saturday Spotlight #25 and then asked to do a guest spot.  I think being asked to do a GDT post so special - I am both honored and humbled as there is so much talent out there.

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes.  I've been on a Valentine Treat holder kick so I made yet another one.  I incorporated some of my favorite things from my favorite online stores in creating this cute little treat container.

Supplies used:
Image:  Digi My World - I Pick You.
Treat Holder:  SVG Cutting Files - Square Tube Holder Pack
Square Tubes/Sentiment Die:  Jaded Blossom - Clear Rectangle Tubes/ Mini Tag Dies
Recollections Heart glitter stickers, ribbon, Copic Markers, Dewdrops
BtW, the treats are Hershey Nuggets wrapped with patterned paper. 4 nuggets fit in a tube.

Be sure to drop by Crafting by Designs.  They have wonderful challenges and do a fabulous job of recognizing fellow crafters with their Saturday Spotlights.  It's a blog definitely worth following!


Flashback Tuesday

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today is my design team day at Paper Crafting World and I've decided to share a few projects that I created over a year ago.  I've been down with the "ugly bug" that seems to be going around so my craft room has been abandoned until I feel better. 

So, here we go:
 This cutie was created using the Bear I Lava You digital stamp.

The next projects were my first ones using PCW cut files and my Pazzles electronic cutter.
PCW cut file used: Bear w Heart Balloons

PCW cut file used: Bunny Raggedy w Hearts

Thanks for taking a step back with me today.  

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Show Some Love!

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for Open-Minded Crafting Fun's Challenge #3 - Show Some Love.
If you haven't joined in these challenges, you're really missing out.  We have a minimum of 4 sponsors for every challenge so you'll have at least 4 chances to win.

My image comes from Paper Pretties.  It's called ConBearsation Hearts.  I still love those little boxes of hearts with all the cute sayings - awww childhood memories.

All the materials used for this card are from my crafty stash.  The bear is colored with Copic Markers as is the marbleized background.  The border punch is Martha Stewart double hearts punch around the page.

You have two weeks to link up your card to be entered in our drawings for images from these sponsors.

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