Friday, August 31, 2012

Cardz TV "Brew HaHa" Blog Hop and Stamp Release

Hello my blogging friends!  Are you super excited for today?!?!  I know I am!  Can you believe it's time for another blog hop and a super stinkin' awesome stamp release from my awesome friend Mary at  Cardz TV !  The stamp set she is releasing today is called "Brew Ha Ha" oh my goodness-- you simply have to have it... it's a special edition set-- you need it...seriously you do :)

See...I told must order this cutie!  

And most of you know I LOVE this set is perfect...but I got to thinking.....hmmmm what else could I create with this stamp set and this is what came to mind!  Hope you love it as much as I do :)

QKR Challenge #3 Anything Goes

I do love me a good challenge but sometimes I love just a simple "Anything Goes" challenge! And that is exactly what my design team friends and I have for you at QKR Stampede.  I do hope you stop over and join us!  If you are looking for the challenge rules for the blog you can find those right here.

I love this image--this little guy in the sweet hat holding the news paper!  Haha I do wish I had some news to share with you but really all I have is this fun card!  I hope you enjoy it and find some time to stop over and join in on the challenge with us!!

The Details
Paper: Some SU! and some I just don't know...
Bling from Bazill
Colored with Copic Markers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop!

Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th
Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.
On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to check out the card I created for this blog on behalf of Jen!  While I don't know Jen I was so touched by her story I simply had to have this stamp set and knew I definitely wanted to be part of this awesome hop! 
 If you are interested in this set please stop here to purchase it!!!  And what's more awesome...ALL proceeds from this set go directly to Jen--gotta love that!  Way to go Paper Makeup Stamps!!!

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes.  To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.

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Come On In...

Hello our crafty friends!  I decided I need to share one last card with a bit of a summer theme!  I can't believe summer is wrapping up and soon fall will be upon us :)  I used the adorable Digi 5602 Floating Gator for this card and colored him up with copics and he turned out pretty fun!  I love how he's just chillin' in the inner tube!  And seriously the sentiment is fantastic!  If you are looking for a challenge QKR Stampede currently has an Anything Goes Challenge that lasts for just a short time more--check it out!

Happy Birthday!

I freakin' love surprises...well good surprises...not scary ones!   And this stamp set is a super awesome surprise from the lovely and talented Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs!  I think it's so cute!  I know this one will be heading off to my friend J--hope she likes it :)

Digi is from Fresh Brewed Designs
Paper is from SU and Doodle Bug Designs
Twine is from Doodle Bug Designs
Sentiment is from Joy's Life Stamps
Dies used are Nestabilities

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team! This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. 

Can you believe school has started!? I work at a University so I thought this would be a perfect back to classes treat for my staff this weekend as they will be starting classes tomorrow!! Yikes...I can't believe classes start...oy!

I hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration. If you are here from the talented Ms. Gaby you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning please hop on back to Ginger Snap Scraps and start from there :)

The Details!
Sentiment from Joy's Life Stamps
Punches are from SU!  as is the twine.

Here's the full line up for today if you get lost! :)

8. Sarah- are here :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Isn't she cute!

Take a look at this little cutie-- she's adorable!  Haha but don't worry you won't see me swiping too much nor cooking...but hey a girl can dream huh!  I created this card for a challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.  The challenge was to create a tent topper---super fun it's been a long time since I created one of these! And I pulled out some glitter paper for this and created the card in the living room so as not to get glitter in my normal crafting spot gotta protect my space for my OWH cards!  I also pulled out some washi tape...hmmm it's kinda fun!   Hope you like it :)

Link Up For Pink Challenge #5

Hello my blogging friends it's time for Challenge #5 with my awesome friends at Link Up For Pink and I know you sooooo wanna join us for this fabulous challenge!  Today we have an awesome sponsor!  

Today we have an awesome sponsor!  Stop on over and check them out!

Hehe! PMS!  Paper Make Up Stamps!  Definitely stop over and check out their amazing stamps!
And we would LOVE for you to join in on this challenge!!!

I also used this amazing sketch!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Feelin' hot, hot, hot!

Who's ready for another challenge?  I know I am and this one is HOT, HOT, HOT! Whoooo hoooo!  Stop by and visit my DT friends at Fresh Brewed Designs for their awesome cards!  And of course it's a challenge so we definitely wanna see what you create!

The Details!
Sentiment from Hero Arts
Paper...hmmmm can't remember....I will try to remember to look!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm Not Lion....

Hehe I'm not Lion....I'm soooo funny!  haha well okay I think I'm funny!  Today is my design day with my friends at Eureka Stamps and this is the card I created for today! I created this fun card using Baby Lion and in the inside you will find Speedy Recovery-- however, I don't have a picture of the inside as it turned out horrible!  Sorry about that friends.  

I have been using my embossing folders like crazy and today is no different.  I can't even remember the name of this one-- I am kicking myself as I wish I would have labeled my embossing folders right as I took them out of the packages.  Maybe some day when I am bored with nothing in mind to craft I will organize some of my crafting goodies.  The lion is colored using Copics. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Eureka Stamps Challenge #2: Anything Goes

Hi!  I am so glad you are here today stopping by my little blog!  I had so much fun creating this card for the Eureka Stamps Challenge!  Today's challenge is simple and the theme is "Anything Goes."  I just sometimes love an anything goes challenge-- it really helps me focus on my image and go crazy!  If you want to join in on the challenge please, please, please join us!  We will be so happy you did!  If you'd like to know a bit more about the challenge you can find the rule right here!

I adore this image! Isn't this just the perfect note for a friend whom you know has just been having a rotten go at things? I know this will definitely come in handy one of these days!

The Details
Paper: DCWV, SU! and Neenah Solar White
Colored with Copic Markers
Buttons from my stash

Country Life!

Hello my friends!  I hope this post finds you well and having a great day!  It's been a long few days for me here and this week will be even longer!  Have an extra diet coke or coffee for me this week please!  Today is my post for Ginger Snap Scraps and I hope you love my card!  It was super simple to color up and put together-- this little sentiment went great with this image!

The Details
Echo Park Hello Summer Orange Paper!
Riley and Company The Farmers!
Twine from The Twinery
Sentiment from Joys Life Stamps
Colored with Copic Markers

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop Day 1

Hello and Welcome to the August Fresh Brewed Designs Three Day Blog Hop! 

If you are just finding your way to our  fun filled, extra caffeinated blog hop, then please start at the beginning here:Freshly Brewed Challenges.

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together another HOT blog hop for you that starts TODAY and lasts ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. You may remember that these, just as a few others in our rubber collection, once started as digis. We were literally begged to put them into rubber.... so after a year of their hibernating, here they are! Back and better than ever - ready to be created with and to make you smile.

Here is my card for your viewing pleasure :)  I think this is my FBD Mountain Man!  Haha and if you know me you  know I'm not into trees, camping, wilderness, hmmmm his cup of coffee is about the most appealing thing for me :) ha!

For the duration of the hop, you can get these 2 stamps and a fun set of eight 4x6 American Craft double sided papers (cut by Heather) for just $11!  What a steal!  (A photo can be seen at the first hop stop). Drop on by the shop to snag yours before it is too late!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
You can continue on with your caffeine addiction by heading over to the blog of the lovely and super talented Catherine!

Here's a complete list of all the participating blogs in today's hop - 
be sure to hit every stop!  You really don't want to miss out!!!

Freshly Brewed Challenges: 
Sarah: -----YOU ARE HERE! :)


Friday, August 17, 2012

QKR Stampede Challenge #1: End Of Summer

Are you looking for an awesome new challenge to join?  Stop on over and visit my awesome friends at QKR Stampede and join our Design Team and we have created cards for our very first challenge!  This week's challenge is "End Of Summer" I am celebrating the end of summer with a gone fishin' card-- I almost wish I could hang this sign on my office door today!  But I think that might be slightly frowned upon!  Pop on over here to check out the simple rules for the new challenges!!

The Details
Paper SU! and Recollections
Colored with Copic Markers
Lure stamp from WPlus9 Design Studio
Twine from my stash!

CardzTV Challenge #13: Color Me Happy

Today begins a new challenge with the awesome Design Team for Mary's Cardz TV

Challenge Theme: Color Me Happy
For the challenge create a card, layout, or other project using any theme you would like with the following colors: marigold yellow, royal blue, rich purple and gray. 
 (you are allowed to use a teeny tiny bit of black and white)

The Details
Paper: SU! and unknown gray polka dots!
Twine from The Twinery
Cricut Cut from Create A Critter
Sentiment from Cardz TV

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gardening Anyone?!?

Oh my... I miss you my bloggy friends!  Oh gosh I am reminded that it definitely is August and it's time for back to school... yikes!  Things are super busy around here but I did find some time to create a card for you to enjoy today!  I hope you like it.  My design team friends and I at Fresh Brewed Designs are creating some cards for you today using only rubbah!  Yes, I never, ever in a bazillion years believed that I would enjoy working with digital stamps...well I kinda like em to be honest!  But there is still rubbah...and that's my first love and always will be...sigh... :)


The Details
Colored with Copic Markers
Image is from Fresh Brewed Designs--you know you need this cutie!
Paper... to be honest I don't know about the DSP... Solid SU! 
Ribbon from my stash
Buttons from my stash

Thursday, August 9, 2012

You Go Girl!

Ahhh what awesome words!  I hope you're all having a great day and enjoying the sunshine or rain or whatever weather has come your way today :)  Today is my design day over at Link Up For Pink and I hope you pop on over there to check out what's new and exciting!  This card was created using the awesome digi from Saturated Canary and it's available for an awesome price... free ;)  I also used the sentiment stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "It's All About You" this stamp set is awesome... so many great sentiments that you can mix and match with oh so much!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Okay....this image along with this sentiment cracks me up.  I envision my parents as these owls and my dad is saying "Hoo's having a birthday" after my mom just got done telling him... least!  LOL.  Ahhhh way too hilarious if you ask me!  Stop on over and check out the awesome birthday themed cards that are popping up all over Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog I know you won't be disappointed!  

The Details
Paper: Neenah Solar white, SU! Night of Navy, DSP Bazzill Dino-Mite
Awesome digi owl image is from Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps
Twine is from The Twinery
Buttons from my stash

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wishing You A Speedy Recovery!

Hello Everyone!  Today it's my design day at  Eureka Stamps and I am so glad you are here to visit me again today! :)  I created today's card using  Running Turtle and Speedy Recovery  and I love these digis!  They are awesome.  What a great image and sentiment for an awesome get well card.  I colored this card using my Copic markers-- I feeling more and more comfortable using them each day-- you will see I have been using a lot of the same colors-- I feel some colors are easier to work with than others.  I would love to be able to do a Copic certification one of these days!  Maybe some day!

I pulled out some of my nesties for the circles and used one of my embossing folders for the green paper-- this one I mean for it to look like the turtle shell--does it look sorta kinda like that?

Floatin' Duck!

Hey friends!  So glad you're here today.  I hope you love this little note card I created today.  I used this awesome digi 7006 Floating from QKR Stampede and I think this duck is so stinkin' adorable.  It cracks me up because his face almost looks upset but I like to think it looks that way just  because he's sooooo relaxed.  

The Details
Duck: QKR Stampede
Paper: Stampin' Up
Twine from The Twinery
Punch of waves is from Fiskars

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sending Love Your Way

It's my design day over with my friends at Ginger Snap Scraps and today it's all about tags!  The great thing about tags is you can soooo easily make your own with just a paper cutter and some paper--no special devices needed ;)  I simply cut this tag with my paper cutter after I decided what papers I was going to use! 

I love this little frog!  He's cut from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge-- I have fallen in love all over again with that cartridge.  The paper is from Fancy Pants Childish Things  this card really fell together after I found the paper!  I used the princessy paper for the tag, along with a sheet of red from the paper pad for the back ground of the tag as those hearts as well as I used the orange grained paper-- super fun!  The twine is from The Twinery

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Missing You

Hey there... a quick card again today...yep I know another one before sleepy time is upon me!  I had to create this card using the awesome sketch from Operation Write Home this card was based on the sketch and I created it as a masculine card so it would be eligible for the OWH: Our Daily Bread Challenge!  If you are looking for a great challenge I highly recommend this challenge and then sending the cards off to OWH!

Tell me what you think about those gold brads?  Too much?  I really like this design but I'm not sold on the gold... a different color maybe?  Let me know friends!


I have a little cutie of a card for you today!  Ahhh I wish I was out enjoying the beach but alas that's not happening today!  Oh well a girl can dream huh :)  I hope you're having a great Sunday!!

The Details
The little cutie is from Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment is from My Pink Stamper
Punch is from SU!
Twine from the Twinery
Colored with Copics
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Paper from SU! colored and Neenah Solar White

Friday, August 3, 2012

GSS Featuring Fancy Pants!

Hi Everyone!  Here is my DT card for Ginger Snap Scraps.  Today some members of the Design Team have creating projects using items from  Fancy Pants and here is my creation :)  Enjoy!

The Details!
Sentiment is from Joy's Life Stamps Yummy Puns
Colored with various Copic Markers

Thursday, August 2, 2012

You're The Best!

Happy Thursday Friends!  Hope you're all doing well and having a great day!  I wanted to share another great card with you today!  She was so stinkin' fun to color!  This little image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and the sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps.  If you are looking for an awesome challenge stop on over to 
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge --you have until Midnite EST time to link up with us!  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Any Hero Mail Needed !

Hello there my blogging friends!  I know many of you have heard me talk a lot about Operation Write Home and what an awesome organization I feel they are!  Well... my friends you too could be a part of OWH...there are lots of different ways to participate.  But that's enough of my soap box... if you don't know about OWH--you should check it out!

Every Wednesday at OWH Stars and Stamps they present us with a challenge!  And the challenge this week is awesome.. I will admit I have sent cards to OWH but my packages have been lacking in Any Hero Mail (These are cards and letters (or, with kids they can be coloring pages) from people across America with messages of gratitude and encouragement inside. We call them “AnyHero” letters because they’re going to be given out by our contacts to those who get little or no mail. If they were “Any Soldier” they would have to go to the Army, so we keep away from branch-specific language.)

So I hope you can find some time to create and send in some Any Hero Mail-- I'd be happy to collect cards here and send them in for you!  But anyway that's enough rambling for me!  Now onto the card!  The image is from Eureka Rubber Stamps and the digi is only $2.00...yep less than a cup of coffee!  And this cutie is also available as a rubber stamp.  I think this stamp will be perfect for some Any Hero Mail :)

Do you have your coffee ready?!?!

Okay friends...hold onto your hats it's time for another AWESOME stamp release with my great friends at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I am soooo in love with these stamps--- they are sooo fun and seriously Heather is so stinkin' sweet-- I can barely handle it! hehe!

Oh and I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited to be joining some awesome ladies as a new design team member at... drum roll please....... yep you guessed it  Fresh Brewed Designs!  I am so excited and honored to be a part of this team.  But I definitely hope you pop on over to the FBD Challenges! and see all of the awesome stuff that's going on!  I know you want come on over!

But I don't want you to leave without taking a peek at one of the newly released digis!  I am certain you need this digi!