Monday, December 30, 2013

Digi Darla's challenge ~ Inspired by a Song

I am playing in the Digi Darla challenge, and the theme is inspired by a song.
I chose "The Letter"...Yes, I'm showing my age
this cute dog is ONLY $1

Joe Cocker 1970ish
The Letter
Give me a ticket for an aeroplane. Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'm a going home, my Baby just wrote me a letter
I don't care how much money I gotta spend.
I got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a going home,
My Baby just wrote me a letter
Well she wrote me a letter, said she couldn't live without me no more
Listen Mister can't you see I got to get back to my baby once more
Anyway Yeah

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Oak Pond Creations

This "Snack Cat" is from Oak Pond Creations. You can find her darling images. HERE
I am playing in the Challenges 4 Everybody.
Cardstock and pattern paper, twine, button, Stampin' Up!

Digi Darla's Challenge

I am playing in the Digi Darla challenge and the theme is Anything Goes
Pattern paper and cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Shop Digi Darla HERE

Monday, December 23, 2013

This dreaming kitty is from Deidre Mosher Designs
Visit her Etsy store HERE

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meljen's Designs challenge

I am playing in the Meljen's challenge, and the theme is Christmas tags.
I am also applying for a Guest DT spot
SHOP for Meljen's digis HERE

Sunday, December 8, 2013

"we won't go until we get some"

Darling digi image is from Deidre Mosher.
The green matte is a paint chip sample

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunshine Mail sponsored by Deasy Designs

I am the Guest Designer this month at Sunshine Mail.
The theme is "Anything Goes", and the sponsor is Deasy Designs.
Please send your cards, and/or donate, and help bring a Smile to a Child

Friday, November 29, 2013

Just Some Lines

I am playing in the "Just Some Lines" challenge and the theme is 3 or more embellishments.
My embellishments are a flower, button, twine, and a butterfly punch
Darling image is from Just Some Lines
Cardstock, pattern paper, twine, & button from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quick & Cute Cards for Sunshine Mail

Sunshine Mail needs Cards!
Here are 5 of the 25 children in need of  "Happy Mail"
Aaron is a 14-year-old boy with CDH. When he doesn’t have Doctor appts. and he is feeling well, he enjoys skate boarding, playing the x-box and riding bikes with his friends.

Jacob is 12 years old with common variable immunodeficiency and Crohn’s Disease. He has had some recent complications and has not been feeling well.

Tyler is 13 years old in remission from cancer. However, he is still facing many surgeries due to complications from the cancer.

Cameron is a 4-year-old boy born with a heart defect. He has had a number of surgeries to repair his heart. Cameron also has a sensory processing disorder which he receives therapy for three times each week.

Elea is 2 years old who has suffered a number of complications since birth.  She is on total parenteral nutrition, and a feeding tube after losing a large part of her small intestine.

You can see ALL the Sunshine Mail requests HERE.

The darling sMOOches image is from Tiddly Inks

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunshine Mail needs our Help

This is the post from Sunshine Mail ` "We received over 30 requests for Sunshine Mail this past week! In order to fill the care packages with lots of cards, we need your help in spreading the word to other card makers. Please consider sharing our page and inviting others to join us in brightening the day of children in need."
This is the post from Sunshine Mail ` Please visit the website and *** the Blog ` ```and help bring a smile to a child

Saturday, October 26, 2013

another Gift Idea

Fill a cup with goodies and add a tag. Tag Recipe. "Heard from the Heart" from Stampin' Up! ~ Brights Designer paper stack from Stampin' Up! #130134 ~ Cardstock Brights Stampin' Up! #131190 ~ Brights Designer Buttons Stampin' Up! #130028 ~ Island Indigo Bakers twine Stampin' Up! #125575 ~ Click HERE to SHOP

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quick and Easy Gift samples

I bagged goodies, and put into mugs, and attached tags. The digi images are from Stampin' Up! called "a Perfect Blend" For Dad's cup I used a washer around the hole, and stapled the ribbon for a masculine feel. The green cup, I took light brown cardstock, and ran thru my crimpler to look like a coffee huggie. This set would also make a great card with a Gift card inside from Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, or Panera

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Quick and Easy Gift

Visit my Blog tomorrow for gift ideas using "A Perfect Blend" from Stampin' Up! This darling set comes in rubber AND digi!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Just Some Lines bookmark

This is a bookmark I created for Just Some Lines. The challenge theme is Autumn or Back to School. Tag Recipe: "Emo Amber Reads" from Just Some Lines -Simple Stories Vintage Bliss flash card -The Twinery Twine -image colored with Copics

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mo's Digi Challenge

I am entering the Mo's Digi challenge and the theme is Flowers. I am also trying out for a Guest Designer spot. This is a Birthday gift for a Teacher, with a chalkboard coffee cup. Recipe: Mo's digi image called "April", Simple Stories Vintage Bliss flash card, Twinery twine, Colored with Copics

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I am the Guest Designer at Just Some Lines

I'm Thrilled to be a Guest Designer at Just Some Lines. The have a large variety of darling images. The bird is part of an image called "a Good Tweet". This month's challenge theme if Fall/Autumn, or back to school. I chose back to school, and covered a composition book with Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper, punched flowers from the same paper, and added twine, and black lace tape.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Simple Stories and Digi Darla's

I am playing in the Digi Darla's challenge, and the theme is "flag, banner,or pennant" {Card Recipe:} "Cat in Wine Glass" from Digi Darla's , Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" pattern paper, Navy cardstock from Red Rubber Designs, Twine from We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Memory Works Simple Stories makes Cardmaking...Simple!

The "Party dress" is a digi image by Michelle Perkett. The pattern paper is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss "Snap Cards These fun, and beautiful cards do all the layout, and sentiment for you. Just add your image, matte, and embellish!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mo's Digi challenge and Memory Works

I am playing in Mo's Digi Pencil challenge using this "Sweet" Mo's image. Cardstock, paper, and stickers from Memory Works July Express Kit Aqua Twine also from Memory Works #WR042

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Join Memory Works for ONLY $39.95

~20% commission ~ONLY $75.00 per year keeps you active ~ Quality Products you LOVE! CHeck my Website, and see why you should join! Contact me for any questions. ~Karen

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sunshine Mail Blog Hop

FUN and fabulous Blog Hop at Sunshine Mail
Loads of Inspiration and opportunity for great prizes!
CHeck it Out!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Simple Stories Sn@p Paper

I am so enjoying my Simple Stories Sn@p Color Vibe paper.
available from Memory Works. It has my favorite designs. Large and small, Polka dot, stripes, and chevron. AND in a 6x6 pad! Check it out!

besides the fab paper, here is the rest of the supply list:
The precious little girl is a Sarah Kay image.
Martha Stewart doily
twine, button, and thickers from my stash

I am playing in the Just Inspirational Challenge, and they had a picture for inspiration. I was inspired by the color pallette.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


I am playing in 2 challenges this week
Sassy Cheryl's "Bling in the Sun". Use bling, Sun, or both
and Digitally Sweet color inspiration.

Card Recipe
Sassy Cheryl digi image, colored with Copics
Fancy Pants Hopscotch pattern paper
Amuse Studio cardstock
Martha Stewart punch

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello Summer!

Summer began in the low 90s here in Tennessee.
Perfect weather inspiration for the Sassy Cheryl Summer challenge.
I am also playing in the Sketch~n~Scrap sketch challenge.

Card Recipe:
Sassy Cheryl digi stamp
Little Yellow Bicycle Summertime Sweetness pattern paper
Stampin' Up! cardstock
twine from Doodlebug Design
colored with Copics

Friday, June 7, 2013

Whimsy and Stars Studio

Whimsy and Stars Studio has a new beautiful blog site.
Become a follower of the new site and receive this darling digi free!
SHOP Whimsy and Stars Studio HERE

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Just Some Lines

This cute little fish is a freebie from Just Some Lines.
I am playing in their Anything Goes challenge.

Card Recipe
Fish from Just Some Lines
Pattern paper is Simple Stories I {heart} Summer
Cardstock from Red Rubber Designs

Simple Stories I {heart} Summer is available through Memory Works
I am a Memory Works consultant. View online catalog HERE

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

This week's Mo's Challenge is "clean and simple"
Card Recipe:
Mo's "Thanks" image colored with Copics
Stampin' Up! cardstcock
The Twinery twine

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mo's Digital Pencil challenge

I am playing in Mo's Digi challenge, "Anything Goes"
This little darling is a Mo image, called April.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's monochromatic challenge

I am playing in Sassy Cheryl's monochromatic challenge.
Its been raining a lot here in Tennessee, so I decided to go bright yellow!

Card Reipe:
Sassy Cheryl's backyard flowers & birds
Stampin' Up! pattern paper
Bazzill cardstock
The Twinery twine
buttons from my stash
colored with Copics

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mo's Spring Digi challenge

Mo's Digital Pencil has just released 6 new images for Spring.
They are celebrating with a Blog Hop, and a challenge.
I have entered the Digi Pencil 2 challenge and the theme is Spring

Card Recipe
"April" from Mo's digi
Fancy pants pattern paper
Sun punch Martha Stewart
Stampin' Up! cardstock
colored with Copics

Monday, April 15, 2013

Oak Pond Creations sponsoring Sunshine Mail

AND they are having a HUGE Birthday Bash!
Enter both challenges for a chance to WiN Fabulous Prizes!
Oak Pond Challenge HERE
Sunshine Mail challenge HERE
SHOP HERE for a great variety of Oak Pond Creations images.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Join our April Card Drive and WiN BiG!

Join our April Card Drive and be entered to win this fabulous prize package
JoAnn’s $20 gift card, Teddy Bo gift voucher, spellbinder die, Card Maker magazine. Unmounted rubber stamps from Unity, Layers of Color, Inkadinkadoo, Stampsmith. Stampin Up! ink pad. Embellishments of flowers, charms, and more from Little Yellow Bicycle.

To be entered in the random drawing you must:
1. Link your card to the challenge post on the 1st and/or the 15th
2. Post on your blog or SCS Gallery about our April Card Drive with a link to Sunshine Mail blog.
3. MOST IMPORTANT is Send in cards! Send in 1 or more, signed cards, and does not have to be the card entered in the challenge. Click HERE for Card Guidelines.
Sunshine Mail Foundation
2465 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Here are links to the stamps in this package.
Unity Stamps -Miracles Happen, and Present In my Heart
Stampsmith - Art Nouveau Alphabet sheet
Inkadinkadoo - set pictured bottom left
Layers of color and Little Yellow pictured below

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sunshine Mail inside and out

Sunshine Mail is having an April Card Drive with a chance to win prizes.
One of the prizes is a gift voucher from the Teddy Bo Store!

A frequent question is, "What do I write inside my Sunshine Mail card?"Here is a sample of one of my cards. "Flying by, just to say Hi. Karen from TN, Sunshine Mail"
This darling image is Teddy Bea. I am entered in the Teddy Bo challenge and the theme is Spring. Yellow yells Spring to me, along with butterflies.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

***Welcome Spring with a Day for Daisies

 with a Spring theme
A Day for Daisies has a lovely variety of images.
Visit their website HERE
and blog HERE
I had to show a close-up of these cute kitties!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Me? Up to something?

 This mischievous kitty is from Sassy Cheryl's.
I am playing in the Sassy Cheryl color challenge where you must use green, orange, and white.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Animal Rescue

This card is in honor of all those that are in Animal Rescue. They are truly Angels!
I support A Place to Bark, Villalobos, and Hope's Haven Pet Rescue.
Please share your LOVE and volunteer, donate, foster, or adopt.

This precious image is from Mo's digital Pencil, and I am entered in their Anything Goes challenge.
I'm also entered in the following:
Created with Love challenge ~ anything goes
Ooh-la-la ~ Four legged friends
Stamp and Create ~ Fur or Feathers
The Hybrid Chick  ~ Fur or Feathers