Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Key To My Heart

It's time for a new Delightful Challenges post.  Our theme this week is
I've used a pre-colored digi from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  This image is on special this week and you can purchase it HERE in either line art or colored.
Image:       Key to My Heart- Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Paper:        Bo Bunny
Dies:         Sissix Hearts
Bow:         Hug Snug seam binding and baker's twine
Signo white gel pen, Marvy mini heart punch, gems. Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust paint
I hope you'll join in our RED and WHITE challenge.  Just visit
Delightful Challenges to see more fabulous projects and then link your own for a chance to win

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bear with Heart

Woohoo!  Here's another card created using my Pazzles and this adorable cut file from
Paper Crafting World.  I made it for today's Die Cut Tuesday post at My Paper Crafting.
This Bear with Heart Balloons can be found HERE.
Melin has a wonderful Creating Faces tutorial on the MPC blog.  Just click on the TIPS-TECHNIQUES tab.  While you're at MPC, be sure to take a look at the rest of the
Die Cut Tuesday projects.  If you create something using a PCW cut file, be sure to link up so we can all enjoy your crafty goodness.
I'm entering this card in the Red Carpet Studio "Ted" challenge and
Cut It Up's "Love is in the Air" challenge.
I'm also linking up to Sunday {Fun}day #5

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Darling Daughter

Today is my oldest (I'm sure she's hating THAT term) daughter's birthday.  Since she's in Texas and I'm in California, her gifts have to be sent.  I do try to add a little creativity so here's what I sent.
I made the accordion book using the Mini Book cartridge (which was featured on My Paper Crafting's Cartridge Showcase Monday).

I cut everything at 3 inches for the envelope and accordion pages.  Then I cut 3 extra sets of pages in gray, patterned paper, and white at 2.75 inches.  That gave me 3 sets of mats to choose from and all I had to do was cut apart the ones I wanted and adhere them to the base pages - sure made matting easy and perfectly sized!  All the papers and embellishments are Cloud 9 (on sale at J's, woohoo!).  The stamps are CTMH- part of the Cricut companion collection.
I really like the way this album folds up and "latches" itself and then slips nicely into the envelope which is large enough to hold the mini that has mats and embellies on each section.
Along with the gift cards, I included aroma therapy bath products, an electric wine opener, and a box of hand selected See's Candies (they can't buy See's in Lubbock!).
Happy Birthday, Aly. 
You are so loved and make us proud to be your parents everyday.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Projects for Copic Class

This month we'll be using Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers and Glitter Ritz to create our cards.  Instead of filling in each section with a different color glitter we'll use our Copic Markers.
It's a fun process with great results.  Here are the samples that we'll be making in class.

We'll be using the negative pieces from each sticker to add to the inside.
The Copics work well with the glitter but it's important to not overblend since the alcohol in the ink can dissolve the glue on the sticky tape.  For this process, you should use light feather strokes rather than circles.  Also, it's important to burnish the glitter well so that the surface feels almost like velvet.  Your pens won't get ruined!  Not all microfine glitters can get a smooth enough texture so as not to ruin your brush tips.  Again, we're using Crystal Glitter Ritz.
I hope my gals will enjoy the projects and want to make more.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I Lava You

Isn't that a cute sentiment?  And I fell in love with this adorable image from
Paper Crafting World.  I knew I had to use it for my Digi Desserts Fridaze post at
My Paper Crafting.
You can find this image HERE.
The paper is from an odd stack I found at Tuesday Morning several years ago.  I used Spellbinders Labels 1 for the mat and generated the sentiment from my computer.  The image is colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles and a silver Signo pen.
When you visit My Paper Crafting you'll find a link to this week's free digi download:
I hope you'll join our Link Up at MPC for a chance to win a digital image of your choice from
Paper Crafting World.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sweet - Thinking of You

We're sharing "Thinking of You" cards at Delightful Challenges today.
I chose the Sweet Ginger image from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.  It's part of the Christmas collenction but I think it makes a "sweet" Valentine card as well.
Digi Image: Sweet Ginger-Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Paper:          Authentique
Markers:      Copics and Spica Glitter Pen
Dies:            Spellbinders Labels 14
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Script folder
Ribbon:       Handmade Crinkle Ribbon
Crafter's floss, gems
You can join in our "Thinking of You" challenge by linking your project to Delightful Challenges.  This week you'll have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from our sponsor
Delightful Sketches

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Just for Fun

I finally had a chance to create a card just for fun - no challenge, no DT project - just pretty paper and a pretty digi.  The layout is loosely based on a card I saw in the Just Cards magazine.
Paper:      DCWV Cherry Limeade Stack
Digi:        SKdigis "flowers"
Markers:  Copics and Spica glitter pens
Die:         Die namics, Spellbinders Labels 4
Flower:   Handmade by Jani at Paper Compulsions
Inks:       VersaMagic chalk inks

Friday, January 18, 2013


It's Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.
Remember that there is always a FREE digi file for you to download when you visit.
Here is a card I made using the FREE file.  After coloring the cake and frosting, I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper.
The paper's are Authentique and the "ribbon" is recycled from Christmas packaging and tied with Scrapper's floss - love that stuff!
I would really LOVE for you to link up your digi projects to this week's DDF post.  You'll have a chance to win a digi of your choice from Paper Crafting World.  The digi gals are working hard to bring you great ideas each week as well as promote our Link Up.  So please head over to
My Paper Crafting and join in the fun.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tag, You're It!

It's Delightful Challenges time!  This week's challenge is to create a TAG or add a tag to your project.
I used one of the Valentine Toppers from Digital Delights by Louby Loo to create my tag.
The sentiment is from the Love is in the Air sentiment set.
Valentine Topper Tag by Larelyn
It's a simple project but I think it will look adorable tied to a gift bag.
Time for you to visit Delightful Challenges to see more TAG projects and then enter your own design for a chance to win a gift certificate from this week's sponsor

Bundle Up, Baby

It's Wonderful Wednesday at My Paper Crafting.  The CWC (craft with cutters) gals are sharing Cricut projects that feature winter items to keep you warm and cozy.
I chose this darling cap from the Winter Woodland cartridge.  The papers are Echo Park and
Bo Bunny.  I added Frosted Lace Stickles for a furry effect and heat embossed the sentiment so it would show up better. The ribbon is American Crafts.   You will see more projects when you visit MPC.  This is our challenge day so be sure to create your "Bundle Up" project, including a Cricut cut, and add it to the post.
 Off to a card class at my Local Scrapbook store - fun times!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Raggedy Bunny

Good Morning Crafty Friends,
Today is Die Cut Tuesday at My Paper Crafting.  Although I'm on the Crafts with Cutters team and coordinate the Digi Desserts Fridaze gals, I decided to try my hand at Melin's cut files as well.
This cutie is Bunny Raggedy with Hearts and she can be found at Paper Crafting World by clicking HERE.
I have a Pazzles Inspiration cutter which I got recently and was so excited to finally sit down and create with one of Melin's fabulous cut files.  I really like the way this project turned out and am so glad to be learning more and more about my Pazzles.  Her files come in lots of different formats so they can be cut with almost any cutter that works along with your computer. And, don't you love Raggedy's dress?  It's from my new Authentique paper pack - just love those papers!
There are more cut file projects for you to see at My Paper Crafting.  You'll also see some of Melin's newest cut files. And, just like Fridays, Melin is offering a free cut file for you to download.
I'll be back tomorrow with a Crafts with Cutters project created using a Cricut cartridge so I hope you'll be back as well.
I'm entering this card in My Craft Spot's "Anything Goes" challenge.
I'm also entering Cut it Up's "In with the New" challenge.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm Waiting for You

That's right.  I know that many of you use digital images when creating your fabulous designs.  So, while you're creating and posting, why not link your design to
Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting?
Any digi image is accepted.  You do, however, get a double entry if you use a digi from
Paper Crafting World.
If you don't have a digi, there's a free download HERE.
If you're not into coloring your own, the digi also comes pre-colored.
So what are you waiting for?  Click HERE for the direct link to DDF.  You'll have a chance to win a single digi image of your choice from PCW.
I'm Waiting :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

You Melt My Heart

It's Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.  I have two really cute digi images to share with you.
I just love these Authentique papers and had fun finding just the right Copic colors for my Snow Couple Kissing.  You can find this digi image HERE.
This second image is the FREE digi being given away with today's post at My Paper Crafting.  I used the pre-colored version.  When you pick up your free download, you'll receive a pre-colored image with a sentiment and one without, along with the black and white line art with and without the sentiment.
Don't forget to link up your own digi project to the DDF post.  One person will be chosen to receive an additonal FREE digi image from Paper Crafting World.  We're really hoping that you'll add Digi Desserts Fridaze to your weekly challenge list.  You can use any digi but will get an extra entry if you use a PCW image.  I'm really looking forward to see your digi design!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Add Hearts

Woohoo!  It's time for a new image release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
The design team members at Delightful Challenges are introducing all the new characters and inviting you to join our "Add Hearts" challenge.
This is the adorable "Cupid Kiddle." Isn't she sweet?  The papers are from American Crafts and the sentiment is from the "Love is in the Air" sentiment set.
You can find the entire new release HERE.
Funny story:  I went to a crop Friday night and only took digi images to color and my Copics.  I had decided to spend the entire evening coloring.  Well, I always select my papers and design my card before I color - it helps with selecting pen colors, right?  But, I decided to work a little differently that evening.  Uh-huh!  I wasn't at the store 15 minutes before I found myself walking around looking for papers and figuring out a layout.  Mind you, I have enough paper at home to fill a store. I found this great paper and borrowed supplies to put my card together before I started coloring.  Awww, I guess I'll never change - I love being able to select my markers based on my papers - oh well!
Visit Delightful Challenges to see even more projects using the new images.  Then, you can add your "Add Hearts" project to the link for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from

I Feel the Love

This week the Cricut designers at My Paper Crafting are making cards to donate to the
I Feel the Love Project.  The cards are going to the students in Ms. Soto's class.  She was the amazingly brave and strong teacher who put her students first in trying to protect them from the gunman at Sandy Hook School and lost her life in doing so.
If you would like to participate you can mail your cards by Jan.31 to this address:
Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423
Project #17
We're asking that the cards have hearts on them and be fun and uplifting.
I used the Boys will be Boys cartridge for the wagon and several punches for the hearts.  The doodling was done with my Signo white gel pen and the sentiment was computer generated.
Please visit My Paper Crafting to see more great Valentine ideas.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cute as can Bee

Good Morning Crafty Friends!
I created a really quick and simple card today to encourage you to join in the
My Paper Crafting Digi Desserts Fridaze Link Up party.
PCW digi used: Cute as Can Bee Bear
If you're not into coloring digi stamps, most of Melin's digis come pre-colored as well as in black and white line art.  All this card took was a quick visit to my paper stash, a punch, some string, and this adorable pre-colored image.  Come on, now, can it get any easier???
If you link up HERE, you'll have a chance to win a free digital image of your choice from
Paper Crafting World.  The winner will be announced on next Friday's DDF post.
I'd love to have you join in the Link Up fun and help us spread the word about the joy (and ease) of using digital stamps.  Along with the Link Up and chance to win an image, you'll find a free image  every week, right there for you to download.  And, come February we're adding another exciting opportunity to our DDF challenge - can't wait to share it with you.
So head on over to My Paper Crafting and see what the digi designers are sharing this week, grab your free download, and then Link Up your own project.  You are welcome to use any digi, but will get an extra entry if you use a PCW digi - how great is that?

Friday, January 4, 2013

It's Digi Desserts Fridaze

Time to start the 2013 version of My Paper Crafting's Digi Desserts Fridaze
My project is made using this week's FREE digital image which you can download by visitng
My Paper Crafting and following the download link.
Melin designed this digi in honor of Three Kings Day on Saturday.  It's an image of the frankincense bush, frankincense being one of the gifts offered by the Three Kings to the Baby Jesus.
We're starting something new for Digi Desserts Fridaze.  YOU can link up your own digital project for a chance to win a free digi from Paper Crafting World.  All the details can be found HERE.
When you visit MPC you'll see projects created by two of our new digi designers, Sandy and Sue.  Be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some welcome love!
This week's Free image

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year and Some News

Woohoo, the craft room is set up and I'm starting to design again.  Wow, two weeks without crafting seemed strange but having our daughters home for the holidays was DEFINITELY worth not having the time or room to craft!!!
Today is just a note about what's happening in the New Year. 
 First of all, I've been asked to be the Senior Designer for Delightful Challenges (challenge blog for Digital Delights by Louby Loo).  I've been designing for Wendy for over a year and I am thrilled to be able to step up and take this position.  What it really means is that I'll be doing half of the Delightful Challenges posts which will be up every Thursday beginning January 10.
Woohoo, Blogger and I are becoming fast friends.
Next, I will continue to coordinate and post Digi Desserts Fridaze  for My Paper Crafting featuring digital art from Paper Crafting World.  We've added some amazing new digital designers so please plan to visit every Friday. Besides getting to see Melin's newest digital releases, there will be a free download every week.  This year we're inviting YOU to participate in DDF.  Each week there will be a link up button so you can add your digital design project.  You may use any digi but if you use a Paper Crafting World digi, you'll be given an extra entry.  One crafter will be selected each week to receive a free digital image from Paper Crafting World.  And, to make it easy for you to add your project, Melin has created a permanent tab on the My Paper Crafting blog to gain easy access to the DDF post. 
Get ready to join in the fun, it begins tomorrow, January 4.
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