Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sealed with a Kiss

Hi Crafty Friends,
Time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's challenge is LOVE THEME- anything but a card!

I have a sweet little treat box for you today.  I used the Angel Donita image from the Valentine Toppers set from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

 Supplies used for this project:
Image:  Digital Delights by Louby Loo-Valentine Toppers
Sentiment:  Digital Delights by Louby Loo- Sealed with a Kiss sentiment
Box:  Jaded Blosson-2x2 clear box
Candy stamps:  Jaded Blossom
Flower:  handmade by Jani from Paper Compulsions
ribbon, Wink of Stella brush glitter, Copic Markers

This week's challenge is being sponsored by
Prize:  $15 store certificate

Join our challenge by entering your project at Delightful Challenges.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Some Digi Fun

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today is my design team day at Digi My World.  I'm using images from two of our newest sets, Ninja Valentines and Kawaii Tulips.  Both can be found HERE.

I've been wanting to try a sunburst background - they seem to be all the rage on Facebook.  Anyway, I gave them a try and they were really fun to make and what a fabulous way to use up your scraps!!!

Here are this week's cards:
For this card I used:
Jaded Blossom Cheesy Pick Ups 2

For this card I used:
DMW Ninja Valentines
Jaded Blossom Simple Sayings Valentine Edition

As you can see, I only needed to add a little ribbon and a bit of bling to finish off my sunburst cards.
Both images were printed and then cut with my Silhouette and colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Winner, Winner (Yep, there're two!)

Hi Crafty Friends,
Thank you so much for visiting during the Lots of Love Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoyed the projects shared by the designers.  We had a lot of fun sharing them with you.

Melin offered a free single digi or cut file to one lucky winner on each blog.  Using, my winner is (are you ready?):

POOHBEAR who said,
"Beautiful cards."
I also offered to draw one more winner if I reached 400 followers.  Well, I DID so here's winner #2:

D~ who said,
"Whoo Whoo. I'm Google follower 399!  I LOVE your sweet cards.  Thanks for sharing."

I'll be contacting both of you via email but in the meantime please visit Paper Crafting World to
select your free image or cut file.  
Congratulations ladies and thanks to all of you that left comments.  I appreciate all of your kind words and hope you'll continue to visit.  Just follow me by email and you'll never miss a post.
I also have a Facebook Page where I post my creations:
Handmade From My Heart.



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lots of Love Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!!  So glad you could join me for My Paper Crafting's
Lots of Love Blog Hop

 There are only 8 stops along the way. So this will be a quick and inspiring hop for your Valentine's day crafting. If you came from Jen's Blog, then you are in the right place. The hop starts at My Paper Crafting so be sure to head over there and catch every stop along the way.

I decided to create two projects for this hop.  The first one uses a PCW cut file and the second one uses a PCW digi stamp.
Here are my projects~

PCW cut file used:  Double Heart CF
Other supplies include:
Spellbinders Lacy Oval die, Jaded Blossom Mini Tag Die, Bo Bunny and American Crafts card stock, My Craft Spot Build a Valentine stamp set, gem, ribbon, Signo white gel pen.

PCW digi stamp used: Snow Melt My Heart
Other supplies include:
American Crafts XOXO card stock, Spellbinders Labels 3, Jaded Blossom Valentine Die set, Recollections stickers, ribbon, at You Spica glitter pen, Wink of Stella brush glitter.

Now the fun stuff!
To sweeten up the hop, we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to PCW as well as picking one person from each blog that leaves a comment for a free single svg or digi of their choice from PCW (sets no greater than $2.00).

***The gift certificate will be drawn from one person who leaves a comment on any one of the 8 blogs participating via random selection.***

The individual winners will be selected via random selection by the comments left on each particular blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog so you can increase your chances of winning!

Since I am so close to having 400 followers, if I reach 400 during the hop, I will select a second winner for a single digi or cut file from the comments left on my blog.

Now on to Sandy's Blog.
If  you get lost along the way, the line-up is posted on My Paper Crafting.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You Have My Heart

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Thursday so that means a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.
This week's theme is You Have My Heart.  We're asking you to use a heart somewhere on your project.
I'm using the Love Birds image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Supplies used for this card:
Digital image:  Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Love Birds
Card Stock:  Bo Bunny Dreamer and Authentique
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 4 and Parisian Motif
Kaiser Craft mini paper blooms, Gloss Gel, ribbon, pearl
Copic Markers

Delightful Challenges has a brand new sponsor this week -
Just link up your Heart project for a chance to win a $10 store voucher.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cuppa Joe

Good Morning Crafty Friends,
  Today I'm sharing one of Paper Crafting World's newest digi stamps, Bear w Cuppa Joe.  Mmmmmm, a great expresso drink is the best way to start my day, how about you?

I found this perfect paper by Canvas Corp and the wooden button in my stash - I just added a little Powder Puff chalk ink and tied a bow using Scrapper's Spools.

This coming Saturday is My Paper Crafting's Lots of Love blog hop.  8 designers will be sharing projects and you'll be entered to win a $20 gift certificate from PCW by leaving comments along the way.  Each designer will also be offering one free single digital image from PCW.  Again, the winners to be drawn from those who leave comments.

So, pass the word and plan to join us on Saturday, January 25.  
The hop will begin at My Paper Crafting.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

A New Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Hi Crafty Friends,
I'd like to start by thanking those of you who visited and/or participated in OMCF's very first challenge.  We had an amazing number of participants and are thrilled with our new followers.  What a fabulous way to get the new challenge off to a perfect start.
Now it's time to announce our second challenge:  WARMTH - either food or clothing.
My sponsor for this challenge is Digital Delights by Louby Loo (how fun is that?)
I've used Daisy and Bench (from the Daisy Accessories set) images to complete my card.

Isn't Daisy cute in her warm little sweater.  I've been wanting to use this page from the DCWV Homemade Christmas Stack.  I cut the border from the bottom of the page and placed it on the card base using real ribbon over the printed ribbon design.  I also cut an extra bird to add a touch of dimension along with the button and twine.  The images are colored with Copic Markers.

I'd like to invite you to join our challenge.  This time we have 5 sponsors so you'll have 5 chances to win!  Just link your project HERE.

Here are our sponsors and the prizes they are providing:
 $5 Store Gift Certificate

5 images

5 images

5 images

5 images


Thursday, January 16, 2014


Our new challenge at Delightful Challenges is "BR R R " celebrating Winter.
That's an oxymoron here is California as we're having our warmest, driest winter in years!
I chose Skier Slippy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo for my project.
He's coloredd with Copic markers.  I've used Bo Bunny cardstock and the EK Success snowflake border punch.  The snowflakes are from my stash.  I hand cut the snow and accented them with Wink of Stella brush glitter.  I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the cap.
You can join today's winter challenge by linking your project to the Delightful Challenges blog.
This week's sponsor is 

I'm entering this card in
Creatalicious Challenges:  #59 Turquoise Winter
Emergency Crafters:  January Challenge - COLD (must have a snowflake)
The Paper Shelter:  #141 Winter Blues

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Valentine "Nuggets"

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today is my design team day at Digi My World.  This is the first week of DMW's January Valentine Release   I've selected images from the Lil Cupid Boy and Lil Cupid Girl sets.  Each image, colored with Copic markers, is so sweet.  I've also used 3 different "nugget" treat boxes from SVG Cutting Files.  Won't these be fun to give or receive?

The precious Lil Cupid Girl is sitting on the Mini Nugget Platform Base. I've also used the Valentine die,  Mini Tag die, and Sprinkled with Love stamp set from Jaded Blossom 

 And here's the Lil Cupid Boy on the Vertical Nugget Card again using a Jaded Blossom Mini Tag die and a stamp from the JB Valentine Bingo set.

Here's another image from the Lil Cupid Girl set sitting on a Nugget Matchbox base with another JB Valentine Bingo stamp.
I used Jaded Blossom Candy Wrap dies to wrap each nugget.

Other materials used:
Mini Nugget platform card-
Authentique paper
MS punch around double hearts corner punch
White Signo gel pen, atYou Spica glitter pen
Nugget Card-Vertical-
Authentique paper
atYou Spica glitter pen, Signo white gel pen
Nugget Matchbox base-
Crate Paper-Darling
Nailheads, ribbon, Signo white gel pen
Wink of Stella brush glitter

To see more projects using images from the Valentine Release, please visit the design team blog,
Digi My World

When you  leave a comment on the DMW blog each day, your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the entire release.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Hostess Monday at Digital Delights

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today it's my turn for Hostess Monday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Today I'm sharing a brief version of one of the background techniques that I'm learning.  I met the fabulous Marie Gamber at a crop and she told me about her  Backgrounds online class through Color Me Creative.  Marie's Copic coloring is beyond amazing but it's her backgrounds that are so unique and bring the image to life.  Well, she totally convinced me and, while taking her class, I've been working on adding more background to my images in order to make the focal image pop.
Here's my card using Snow Buddy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

 Here's a closer look at the background with a few added whimsical snowflakes using a white gel pen.
  Marie teaches a number of background techniques in her class.  This is my quick version of the Copic Marbleized background.  
 First I colored my focal image using Copic Markers and then sketched in the "ground".  Didn't want my Snow Buddy floating in mid air.

I added the first layer of background color.

Now squiggles of colors used in my focal image barely blending them out.

And finally, a few whimsical snowflakes.
Remember, this is my quick and simple version as there is more to the technique.
Supplies used for this project:
Digital Image:  Snow Buddy - Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Cardstock:  Vintage Shabby - Tim Holtz
Jaded Blossom:  Mini Tag Dies
Spellbinders:  Postage Stamp die
Cuttlebug: Argyle embossing folder
VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Baker's Twine, Nailheads, Frosted Lace Stickles

I'm entering the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can: #60 Outside
Red Carpet Studio: #61 Snow Buddies
Digi Haven:  Baby It's Cold Outside
Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back on Wednesday with a sneak peek at Digi My World's new release which will be in the store on Friday.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Release at Digital Delights

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's a New Year, a New Release, and a New Challenge at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The design team gals at the Delightful Challenges DT blog are sharing Wendy's latest release just in time to start your Valentines.  Our challenge this week is to use Patterned Papers.
My project features Power of Love Chelsea and the Loving Hearts Digital Paper pack.

Supplies I've used:
Image:  Digital Delights - Power of Love Chelsea
Paper:  Digital Delights - Loving Hearts Digital Paper pack
Dies:  Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles, Memory Box - Sophia Heart
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Markers:  Copics
Wink of Stella brush glitter, Signo fine line white gel pen
Technique: marbleized background and whimsy hearts
This week's challenge is sponsored by one of our new sponsors
If you enter our challenge at Delightful Challenges you'll have a chance to win
I'm entering the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy:  #83 Glitter n Sparkle
Card a Day Blog:  Valentines in January
Crafter's Companion: Hearts

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It's Mitten Weather!

Hello Crafty Friends!  
 I'm glad to be back to the Paper Crafting World Design Team Blog sharing more crafty goodness using digital stamps and cut files from Paper Crafting World.

This year I'll be posting for PCW on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Sandy is back on the first and third Friday, Charlotte and Jen will be sharing Wednesdays, and our wonderful Suzanne has returned to the team - woohoo!  I've missed her amazing creations.

Today I'm sharing a fun winter card that I made using the Ladybug in Winter Attire digital stamp.
I fell in love with her adorable eyelashes!

Materials used to complete this card:
Digi Stamp:  Paper Crafting World - Ladybug in Winter Attire
Sentiment:  BugBites - Mistletoe set
Cardstock:  Recollections - Frosty Cabin
Die:  Joy Crafts - Vintage Flourish (thanks to my design team partner, Sandy)
Mats:  Spellbinders - Labels 8
Washi tape, Scrapper's Spools, Stardust Stickles
Colored with Copic Markers

So glad you stopped by.  I enjoyed the holiday break from my design teams but it's always fun to get back in the blogging swing of things and share with my crafty friends.
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