Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Are you ready to 'Get your girly on"?

I am excited to reveal my first project for Southern Girls Challenge!  The new Team Lou is starting off with a bang! Are you ready to "Get Your Girly On"? If so, please join us for the latest SGC challenge! Check out their blog HERE to view our wonderful sponsors and prizes! Also don't forget to link up your projects!

Here is my "Girly" project using a image from DTs Arts:

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker
DTs Art Digi Stamp
Studio G Stamps
Recollection Brads

When I saw this image I knew right away that I was going to use it to make my niece's birthday card! I am not much of a colorer, so I paper-pieced the image using a variety of papers.

Please check out the other DT projects for some awesome inspiration on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog! Cannot wait to see the projects you create for this challenge!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thanks, Pocketchange!

Just wanted to share with everyone some fun news!  My blog has been featured on "Best of the Web" on the blog Pocketchange! This is a wonderful lifestyle blog full of amazing tips and variety of information from Arts & Crafts, Home, Fashion, Babies and more!
Please stop by and take a look around the Tip Center!

Thanks again Pocketchange for featuring me as part of your "Best of the Web" series!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A simple card to share and an amazing announcement!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Is your house full have chocolates and other candy, that you wish were not there? (I ask that while snacking on Reese's peanut butter eggs. This is not the right time to be doing Weight Watchers!)

So what should I share with you first...card or announcement, announcement or card?

Let's start with...

The amazing announcement that I screamed like a little girl about...

I am one of the next Gel-a-tinas!

I am joining this awesome Gel-a-tins Design Team starting in May!  If you are not familiar with this stamp company, please check them out HERE and their blog HERE!!!!

And finally, the simple card I made:

Paper Studios Textured Cardstock - Pecan
Basic Grey - Piccadily
Bazzill Textured Cardstock - Parakeet
Hobby Lobby Ribbon - Red
Recollections 3D Butterfly Sticker
Spellbinders - Lacey Ovals
Recollection Brads
Studio G Stamp
Paper Studio Brown Ink

Thank you for stopping by! Off to clean house and then more creating time!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge- Spring in the Air (butterfly)
Wags n Whiskers - Flowers

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring is in the air!

Who else loves this time of year? Spring, how I love thee...and miss thee! Spring lasts all but what seems like a day here in Texas. Temps already near 90 degrees and the humidity that makes it not pleasant to be outside! I usually have a few days that I can open all the windows and air-out the house, but not this year!  But if that is the worst thing I can complain about, then life is good and I will now shut my mouth!

I came across one of Jillibean Soup's new collections--Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup--and had to buy it!  I love the softness of the colors, PERFECT for Spring!

Here is the card I made (well, one of the cards) using this cute collection:

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean Soup - Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup
EK Success Border Punch - Notebook
Fiskars Large Tag Punch
Studio G Stamp
Paper Studio Ink

I showed my husband this card and he asked if it was a Mother's Day card. It never crossed my mind that the saying would be great for that occassion! Is it not amazing what another pair of eyes will see...let alone a male's ;)

Hope everyone has a great day and finds some time to craft!

Playing along with the following challenges:
Pile It On- Create a Scene
Little Darlings Challenge - Outside
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Easter