Monday, March 30, 2015

Sassy Goblin Queen

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, March 30, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi Crafty Friends!

Here's a card that I made between crafts at a crafty retreat that I went to this weekend.  

This is Goblin Queen from Simply B Stamps.  She was so much fun to color!

I loved this sentiment and thought it would be great to go with my sassy queen!

Challenges for this card:

The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Punches (corner punch on image)

Image: Simply B Stamps -- sentiment stamp: Dylusions -- Markers: Stampin' Up Blendabilities 

My Favorite Things Birthday

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, March 30, 2015 0 stamps of approval

I've never entered a My Favorite Things challenge before, but since I just ordered a bunch of new stamps and dies and stencils... I thought I should play along!  Not to mention, I've got an ever-growing wish list, so a prize from them would be amazing!  ;)

Here's a card that I made for their current color challenge:

I love the Ride The Wave stamp and dies that I ordered!  I'm hoping to come up with some great ideas on using them!

I always need birthday cards and I think this one will for a boy or a girl and even grown ups as well!

Thanks for checking in!  Wish me luck on the challenge!


Fun Stampers Journey - Kit of the Month

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, March 30, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi there!!

It's been a busy month, but I did find time to finish up my Kit of the Month from Fun Stampers Journey!

I really enjoyed this kit and I know that I'll be able to use these stamps in more cards in the future.  The sentiments are great for many occasions and the bottles could even be dressed up as potion bottles for Halloween!  Or filled with hearts for Valentine's Day!  Such versatility in this set!

Here are my cards, each of them made following the directions and using the supplies that came with the kit.  After each photo, I'll write what supplies I added.

This is all of the cards in the kit.  I just love the fun color combos!

For this card, I colored the sand, shell and bottle stopper with Primacolor markers and added a product similar to Journey Glaze (I can't remember what mine is called) to the whole bottle.

This one is also colored with Prismacolor markers.  I used the same glaze for the "missing you" tag.  I also used some gold spritz to splatter the card.  The spritzing wasn't quite dramatic enough for me, so I pulled the spritzer out and used the end of the tube to dab the gold splats.

This bottle isn't completely covered with glaze, but there is an outline to add some dimension.  Again, Prismacolor markers for the color and there is a touch of gold splatter here, as well.  Love the little metal clip that came in the kit!

This last card has a glazed bottle with Prismacolor markers for coloring.  The kit included the little sequins that look like bubbles.

Please take a moment to go check out Kristy's website:

I'm sure you'll find lots of wonderful products and great ideas from this fun company!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends and ME!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi there!

I'm excited today to announce that I have officially become a Design Team member for Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog!

I'm looking forward to upcoming challenges, fun sponsors and making new friends with this fun bunch of crafters!

Our challenges are posted on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, so you've got 2 full weeks to join in the fun!

My first challenge will be April 19th!  I hope that you'll be able to visit the challenge and join in on the challenges!  

Click below to check out the challenge blog, learn a little more about me and maybe even play in the current challenge!

I'll be seeing you soon!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Twinkle Toes

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Good afternoon, friends!

Today I am going to introduce you to something new that I have had a lot of fun playing with!

There is a pretty new stamp company out there called Fun Stampers Journey and my friend Kristy is a Journey Coach bringing ideas and products right to your door (with a little help from our friendly mailman!)

Please take a moment to go check out Kristy's website

I'm sure you'll find lots of wonderful products and great ideas from this fun company!

One of the fun things I've gotten to play with is their Kit of the Month.  When you sign up for the Kit of the Month, you will receive an awesome stamp set and all the paper, ribbon, and embellishments you will need to complete 4 cards.  You'll even receive step-by-step instructions on how to complete the cards!

Once you've finished the 4 cards that are included in the kit, you keep the stamp set and use it to create even more beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and ATC's using your own layouts and ideas.

It's really a lot of fun!

Here is the first kit that I received:

February Kit of the Month
from Fun Stampers Journey
"Twinkle Toes"

Aren't these cards just adorable!

The only things I had to add to the kit were ink, markers, adhesive and a touch of glitter!  Everything else was right there in the package that arrived on my doorstep!

Here is a close up of each of the 4 cards:

The cardstock included is a dream to stamp on and blends well with my markers.

The kit even included this cute clothespin and the twine, as well!

Each piece of cardstock was already pierced for me, so I didn't have to do all the piercing!

This gorgeous ribbon was included, too and it is very easy to work with!

I really had a lot of fun playing with the Kit of the Month for February and I'm looking forward to seeing what they release for March!

Have fun stamping, my friends!

Dee - Sprytebyrd

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Wishing you A Monster Birthday

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, January 31, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hiya!  I made a card this morning for a little boy who's turning 7.  He's a friend of my son's from school and he was having a party today.

So, a quick card for him just before the party!

His name starts with "R", and I was lucky enough to have this big "R" stamp hiding out in my craft room!  I added a few Lawn Fawn Monster Mash cuties and a googley eye to my colorful papers and viola!  All done!

I hope the little guy liked his card!

Challenge Time!
Cute Card Thursday - Stamping Mad
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Something Old "my big R stamp" Something New "my Monster Mash stamps"
Wish Me Luck!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meljen's has TEAM SPIRTI!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 29, 2015 0 stamps of approval
With the Superbowl being this weekend, we thought it would be a great time to have a TEAM SPIRIT challenge at the Meljen's Designs blog!

Show us your colors!!

I chose to use Blue & Green - do you know who my team is?


I used Meljen's Designs "Sports Fan Teddy" for this one, I added the little 12 on his flag.

Even if you're not a sports fan, I'm sure you can find a team whose colors you can work with!  So, come join our challenge and have some fun!


How about a few more challenges?

Monday, January 12, 2015

All That Glitters ATC Swap

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 12, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi there!

Here is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I made for my swap group on Facebook - Fun ATC Swappers.  The theme for December was "All That Glitters".

I used the "Stitched Stocking" stamp set from Stampin' Up! which I covered with Versamark ink and glitter embossing powder.  Add a bit of Holiday Cheer and some bling and baker's twine and it's good to go!

I'd like to enter this ATC into the current color scheme challenge at Wicked Wednesday

Also, the Winter Sparkle challenge at Sentimental Sundays

If you're interested in joining our swaps, check us out on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year - New Projects!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Happy New Year!!

I'm excited about new projects and lots of crafting fun this year!  

I'm still participating in ATC Swaps and that's been keeping me busy over the past few months, I've just been bad about sharing things here.

The latest swap that I've joined is "Winter" hosted by Kristy's Bloomin' Journey.

I've used a wonderfully fun stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey called "Enjoy Coffee".  If you know me, you know I love, love, LOVE coffee and all things coffee related!  I have a crazy huge collection of coffee stamps, dies, ribbons, stickers, paper, etc... and whenever I see something new, I have to have it!  That was the case with this great stamp set!  As soon as I saw it in the catalog, I just knew I had to have it!  I've been so impressed with the stamps from Fun Stampers Journey and if you're looking for something new, please go check them out!  
**If you are an ATC maker, you MUST go look at the catalog!  They have tons of stamps that are sized perfectly and specifically for ATC's!  They call them ATS (Artist Trading Stamps) and they are awesome!**

Here's the "Winter" ATC that I made for the swap using the Latte Cup from the stamp set.
I embossed the background paper to add a wintery feel, added the sparkly ribbon and row of fun snowmen which was cut from a stack of Christmas paper that I had.  I used a snowflake charm and a sentiment with one of my *many* favorite Christmas song titles.  Image is colored with Copics.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Challenge #230 at Meljen's Designs

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 02, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Good Morning!

It's Thursday Challenge Day at Meljen's Designs!

Our theme this week is


This week I've used our Sparrow Fairy digital stamp, colored with Copics, DCWV patterned paper, Flower Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the bow die from Fun Stampers Journey.

Come play along with us this week!

Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots (I used the spots & dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug for my pink paper.)
Simon Says Stamp - Transport (Birds are fairy transportation after all!)
Try It On Tuesday - Animals


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Challenge Day at Meljen's Designs!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, September 25, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Hi All!

It's Thursday and that means that it's challenge day at Meljen's Designs!

Our theme for you this week is


I've created a cute card using Loved Little Bear, some scrap paper, Sizzix honeycomb Die (from Stampin' Up!) and the Epiphany hexagon shape tool.  I colored my little bear image using the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers.  I'm hoping they come out with ore colors soon!

I hope you get a chance to enter our challenge this week!  I look forward to visiting your blogs soon!

I haven't entered any challenges in a really long time, so I'm excited to enter this card into these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Monday, September 22, 2014

Got Mud? ATC

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, September 22, 2014 0 stamps of approval
Happy Monday, Friends!!

Here's an ATC that I made a bit ago and I realized that I never got a chance to share it with you all.

This one was a lot of fun!  I made it for a swap and the theme was "Splash".  Since it was during the summer, I thought that lots of people would think pools and water and ocean.. well, I wanted to do something different!  So, I cut the splash on my Silhouette Cameo and positioned my Stampin' Up! truck so that it was diving into the mud.  The Got Mud medallion was also cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

This was a fun swap to participate in!  I hope you like my ATC.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Picnic Time ATC

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, August 08, 2014 0 stamps of approval


It's been such a long time, I know!  But, I'm going to do my best to come back often and share with you again.

To begin with, I'd like to share an ATC that I recently made for a swap that I run on Facebook.  If you're an ATC swapper, please leave a comment!  I'd love to invite you to join our group on Facebook, we're always looking for new crafters to swap with us!

This card is a special single card that I made, so there isn't another one exactly like it!  I made it using leftover pieces that I had from a box card that I made.

ATC - July2014 - "Picnic w/ Donna"

I hope you like my ATC!
Check back, I promise I'll be posting my crafts more often!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Meljen's Designs Blog Hop Winner!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, March 17, 2014 0 stamps of approval

Hello wonderful friends!

I would like to thank you all for the awesome comments you left on my blog during the Meljen's 200th Challenge Hop!  You've made me all feel so loved!  I know my blog hasn't been very active lately, but your love has inspired me to get back and start posting again very soon!  Thank you for that!

I've selected a winner for the Party Time Cat image (with the help of and that winner is #45:

Blogger Cheryl First said...
Fantastic! I don't think I knew that cat was actually an image that was available until I saw this! So glad I did!!
March 12, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Congratulations, Cheryl!  Would you please email me at sprytebyrd at gmail dot com?  Let me know whether you would like the colored version or the black & white version and I'll send it off to you!

Again, thanks to everyone who visited!  Love you all!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Meljen's Designs 200th Challenge BLOG HOP!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, March 06, 2014 47 stamps of approval
We're doing the happy dance as we celebrate our 200th Challenge!

Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a very special BLOG HOPand CELEBRATION CHALLENGE where we give you the gift of FREE digital stamps!

Hop through the blogs of our talented Design Team for a chance to win the digital stamp that they used on their project!  In order to win, you must leave a comment & your e-mail on their blog posts.  ONE friend will be randomly chosen from every DT Member to win the digital stamp that the DT Member used on her project!

- and/or -

Enter our weekly challenge and leave a comment on the Meljen's Designs blog for a chance to win TWO free digital stamps!

I have created a simple cute card to celebrate a special birthday.

I used one of the awesome pre-colored Meljen's Designs image.  This is Party Time Cat - if you win this image, you can choose the colored or non-colored version!

From here, you'll hop on over to visit Denise to see how she is celebrating!

Here is a master list of our blog hop locations:
Rae Ann
Don't forget to leave comments along with your e-mail at every stop. Each Design Team Member will be giving away the digital stamp that they used!
All winners will be announced on the individual DT Member's blogs and on our challenge blog on
Monday, March 17, 2014.
{{HUGS}} from each and every one of us - we truly have the best fans in the world!

Happy Hopping!

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