Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Owl

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 31, 2010 4 stamps of approval
No reason for this card.. I purchased these precut tri-fold cards at my scrapbook store the other day and thought I'd play with one... so this is what I came up with!

I'll enter it into the challenge at

Image and Sentiment: Inkidinkidoo

In a Cozzee mood...

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 31, 2010 1 stamps of approval
I made a few more Coffee Cozzees today, after I got the groove going in Bradley's Thomas one last night.

Here's what I made, 

This one is for Mom, she found this fabric and wanted a cozzee made out of it, so, here ya go Mom!
This one is for Hubby - he told me he wanted one with a stripe in the middle.. hope he likes it!
And, one for me :)  I found this cool Alice in Wonderland fabric and just had to buy it!
Hope you like them!

Do you have a little one at home who loves Thomas?  I've got an extra Thomas Cozzee to give away!  Just leave me a comment on my Thomas Post for a chance to win one!

A New Coffee Cozzee! (AND BLOG CANDY!)

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 31, 2010 8 stamps of approval
I've made Coffee Cozzee's for my Hubby, my Mom, my Dad, my Brother, my Sister-in-law, myself, my friends, and even my daughter (who loves Strawberry Frappucinos) but I haven't made one yet for my little guy!  He's only 2 years old, but he also loves Strawberry Frappucinos, so I needed to make him a cozzee too!

He loves it and can't wait to go get a drink to put it on!

Edited -- BLOG CANDY!!
Do you have a kiddo that loves Thomas and Frappucinos??  Really these will work with ANY beverage, McDonalds Shakes, Sonic Limeaids... etc... anywhoo..  - Leave me a comment telling me more about your little Thomas fan and I'll draw a random winner (or 2) and make a cozzee just for them and mail it out to you!  :O)
Enter by Sunday, June 6th... 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meljen's Stars

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 30, 2010 2 stamps of approval
Here's the card that I made for the sketch that I told you about at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the challenge this week, so you have a chance to win FREE images!

And, the sketch is super fun, too!

Image: Meljens Designs "Strings of Stars"

Stamptacular #61 - Life's A Beach!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 30, 2010 2 stamps of approval
Yay for Sunday!! 
It's another fun new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!!

Our theme this week is "Life's A Beach"
 Create a card or project that has a beach theme, something that you'd see at the beach or just uses colors you relate to being at the beach.

This week we have an awesome sponsor - Shirleys 2 Girls, who have generously given each team member an image to play with!

I chose Mermaid for my Beachy card, I hope you like it!
Sentiment: Studio G

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Love Digi #8 - For My Dad

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 27, 2010 12 stamps of approval
It's time for another challenge at I Love Digi!

This week we'd like to see a card you've made For Your Dad!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is...
...and they are offering our random winner £10 to spend in their shop!  Thanks, Secret Crafter!!

With Father's Day coming up, this should be pretty easy.. well.. you'd think, wouldn't you?
I really struggled with this one!

I don't think I'm going to give this card to my Dad, or to my Husband, it's just not quite "them" if you know what I mean.  I do like how it turned out.. but I'll have to keep working on the perfect card for 2 perfect Dads!

So, here it is!
Sentiment: hand typed

Other challenges for this one:
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp #38: One for the boys
Twisted Thursday @ S2G: Dad card with a masculine image

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meljen's Designs - Challenge #9

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4 stamps of approval

I hope you can join us at Meljen's Thursday Challenge this week!!

Melissa has a very special New Release to share with you this week!  This release is also very special to me.  It's called "In Loving Memory" and was created with Memorial Day in mind.  There are images here to remember our families, our friends and our soldiers.  We have flowers, dog tags, doves, ribbons and even a few adorable angel animals.

I have created a card using an image that really jumped out at me in the release.  When Melissa asked the team for ideas, I suggested a Stars & Stripes ribbon, and when I saw what she created, I was just in awe!  I couldn't have imagined anything better and I am so thrilled to have this image in my collection!

Our challenge for you this week is "Silver and Gold" - that's open to your interpretation, so go have some fun!

Oh!  And, if you are interested in any of the new release images or any other images in the shop, they will be on sale all weekend in honor of Memorial Day!  10% off each and every stamp in the shop!  So, pull out that wish list, and start shopping!

Here's my card - using shimmery silver paper:
Image: Meljen's Designs "Stars & Stripes Ribbon"

A few more challenges for this one as well:
Freshly Brewed: Red, White & Blue
Stamp Something: 2 of Something (2 patterned papers)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Create from The Heart

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1 stamps of approval
I am a little slow on the uptake and didn't even realize that my good friend, Heather had started her own Freshly Brewed Challenge blog!  Sheesh... I must have missed that memo!
So, on challenge #3, I am finally joining in!  This one's for you, Heather!

Heather has some adorable images, and I have not nearly enough in my collection!  Maybe I'll win her challenge and get a few more!  :)

This weeks challenge is to make something with our favorite beverage - COFFEE!! (you can make something using your fave beverage, if you're not as into coffee as Heather, Callie and I!)
So, I made a pretty simple card, using Heather's "Cuppa Love" image.  The colors were looking a little funky to me as I was making the card... but I think in the end they all blend together pretty well... at least I hope they do!

Meljen's Sponsoring...

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2 stamps of approval

This is a super fun challenge blog that I've participated in a few times now, and I am really looking forward to playing with this sketch, as well!
 So, I just wanted to share the sketch with you, while I am coloring up my image and getting this one ready to post!  I do hope you play along as well, you have a chance to win Meljen's images!!

Good Luck!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunshine Charlotte

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 24, 2010 8 stamps of approval
Had some play time today and found a couple more challenges to play in!

So, here's Charlotte!

Image: Charlotte - The Greeting Farm
and fence - Pollycraft

Anyone For Anya - Double Trouble (2 images)
Stamp Something - 2 of Something

Bad to the Bone Cupcake

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 24, 2010 7 stamps of approval
Here's a little cupcake card using a new image I just bought today... 

Mojo Monday - Sketch
Cupcake Crafts - Black, Grey and one other color (Pink)
Twisted Thursday - Favorite Color (Pink)
The Crafty Pad - Over The Edge (ribbon hangs off the edge)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stamptacular #60 - Pearls and Swirls

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 23, 2010 1 stamps of approval

Hi All!

Another wonderful Sunday at Stamptacular!   I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for another fun challenge!

Our Sponsor is:
and they are offering a 
$25 Gift Certificate to our random winner

Don't forget - even if you don't win our random drawing, you could still be chosen as one of our Top 3!  And, if you enter 3 challenges during the month, you could be chosen by the Design Team as a Guest Designer for a month!
Good Luck!!

This week we have for you Pearls & Swirls!
I kinda struggled with this one, because the only idea i had in my head was a wedding card I had done last year using the D'Vine Swirls folder and lots of pearls!  So, I had to take my mind out of wedding mode and think of something different.  

So, here's what I came up with, I hope you like it!
Image: Unity Stamp Co

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Free Time Card

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 21, 2010 4 stamps of approval
Emily wanted to play in my craft room today... of course she did, I just finished cleaning it, right??  Well, that gave me some time to play, too!

So I created this, using the sketch at Cute Card Thursday
Image: Lily Boo's Boutique

A card from my free time

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 21, 2010 10 stamps of approval
I've been working hard all week on cleaning up my craft room... again... I feel like I'm always cleaning my craft room!  I just get in the groove of crafting and make a mess, then when I'm done, I lock the door and walk away... next time I go to craft, I can't even find space on my table, much less ink, markers and adhesives!!  Anyway... I did more cleaning today, since I couldn't find my embossing mat and B plate for my cuttlebug and that was driving me crazy, then I decided to make a card!  Right now I have 2 nice clean table tops in my craft room!  Now to work on the 3rd one... that's the one where everything else that came off the other 2 landed!  LOL!

Anywhoooo... this is the card that I made!

It's for the color challenge at
(red, black & khaki)
the theme at
(Summer Blooms)
and the sketch at
Taylored Expressions
to use that old hole punch that has been collecting dust...
Creative Belli

Image & Sentiment: Meljen's Designs

Karen's Doodles Kids Challenge #6

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 21, 2010 0 stamps of approval

Punch It!

This weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles Kids is to create a card using Punches!
Come on Kiddo's, I know your Mom has tons of punches you've just been itching to use!!

This was a fun challenge and of course our prize is 1 Karen's Doodles image to our lucky random winner!

I'd also like to enter this one into the Totally Gorgeous "Round & Round" challenge - where they want to see circles on your card.  Think I've got circles covered here...
Here's my Punched card:
Image: Karen's Doodles

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Seeing Spots

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 20, 2010 13 stamps of approval
Here's the second card I made for this week's challenge and New Releases at Meljen's Designs.

I followed the sketch at The Pixie Cottage, as I kept coming across it while visiting challenge entries for our last challenge! 
 The first time I saw it, I thought... wow, um, no... but the more (and more and more and more) I saw it being used, I thought, I can do that!  I'll just have to try!  
 I also found this cute charm in my room, so this fits into the Blooming Charming challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges!
So, this is what I came up with.  Enjoy!
Image & Sentiment: Meljen's Designs

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge - Seeing Spots

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5 stamps of approval
I love Thursdays!  
It's challenge day at Meljens and New Release day, too!  

The new release this week is all about Doggies!  So fun!  I love doggies, and these images by Melissa are just adorable!

Here's my first card using "Bulldogs Bear".  I have another card to share with you, but I'll post it in a few days.  The challenge this week is "Seeing Spots", so I was seeing spots when I picked out my patterned papers :)   I was trying to think of the perfect sentiment to go with this one, and everything I thought of or found through a google search just wasn't quite right.... So, I called my Dad!  I said, "I have this image, of a bulldog with a teddy bear... and I need a cute quote to put on it..."  He said, "Send me a photo?"  So I did, and he called me back within minutes with this sentiment... Thanks, Dad!  I knew you'd be able to help!!!

I hope you like my card!
I used one of the sketches from Caardvarks
What'd I Use?
Image: Meljen's Designs
Markers: Copics
Nesties: Labels One
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket
Ribbons, Flowers, Rhinestones: from my stash

Butterfly Girl

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1 stamps of approval
I made a card using the sketch at ICS (Inspiration Card Sketches) this week.  The sketch really grabbed me and I thought it would be fun to play with!
Here's how my card turned out, I like it!
What'd I Use?
Image: Karen's Doodles
Markers: Copics
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co, KOTM
Nestie: Dahlia
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: from my stash

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wish List Wednesday

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 0 stamps of approval
Happy Hump Day!

I've got a kind of all-sorts off-the-wall wish list today... I was in a weird mood when I went browsing!  :o)


1.  Was looking for a wedding gift and found this... thought it would go well with the "Evidence" knife that I posted a few weeks back...
2.  Also found this while shopping for that wedding present (which we still haven't decided on!)
3. and the matching mini donut maker....
4.  Hubby says I need this T-Shirt...
5.  ...But I kinda like this one
6. Maybe I should get him this one?

Don't forget:
I have Stamps For Sale!  I'll make you a deal!
You have until the end of today to enter the Meljen's Flowers & Blooms challenge and tomorrow night for the Karen's Doodles Kids Teacher Appreciation challenge.  New challenges will be posted on Thursday!
You have until Saturday to enter Stamptacular Sunday's "Lovely As A Tree" challenge!
You have another week to enter the Charming challenge at I Love Digi!

So, what are you waiting for?
LOL!!  Sorry, couldn't resist :)

Have a great week!

Meljen's: Flowers and Blooms

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 0 stamps of approval
Did you see Melissa's new announcement?

Some of her amazing designs are going rubber!  :o)  Whoooo Hoo!!  Congrats, Melissa!  I know I can't wait to get my hands on some of those new stamps!  She's not telling who the company is, yet, but I'm sure we'll all be thrilled!

And, have you had a chance to play in our Flowers and Blooms challenge?  Did you get a few (or all) of the new release "In The Garden" stamps?  They are just adorable, aren't they?

I created a card using Stanley Scarecrow to share with you :)  I hope you like it!
What'd I Use?
Markers: Copics
Nesties: Labels Ten
Border Punch: Loops, Martha Stewart
Patterned Paper: from my scrap pile
flowers and rhinestones: from my stash

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 16, 2010 2 stamps of approval
I got to spend the weekend at my parents house across the state and had such a good time!
Mom and I worked on a card idea that she had for her monthly stamping get-together and I think it turned out so cute!
She was checking out my blog the other day, and hopped over to Mercy's blog to find this cool tutorial about using a plastic canvas circle as a template for paper piercing circles.. such a GREAT idea!  Thanks, Mercy!  So, we used Mercy's tutorial and we "cased" her card to create a fun birthday card!  Mom will be sharing this card idea and new technique with her stamping girlfriends at their next meeting.
Mom was also excited to unpack her new Cuttlebug and use her new Nesties for the first time!
I'm going to toss this card into the hat at Stamp Something for their Celebrate Something challenge this week.
All Supplies are from Mom's Stash!

Rubber Stamping Show

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 16, 2010 0 stamps of approval
Hi All! 
I had a wonderful weekend away!
Hubby agreed to watch the kiddos for me, so that I could drive across the state to spend some time with my Mom & Dad and go to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Show at the Puyallup Fair Grounds.  It was so fun!  It was small, compared to some shows that I've been to, but it was nice that way!  The booths were well-manned and well stocked and everyone had such a wonderful selection of products to browse and buy!  We were able to do more make and takes at this show, as the lines were shorter than others, and that always makes the show so much more fun!  
Of course, I bought some new things!  Not a lot, but enough to have me coming home with a smile!  I got 3 new Copics to add to my growing collection!  I got 8 new stamps - 5 unmounted and 3 wood mounted.  I got a sheet of EZ mount for my new stamps.  And some EZ Mount binder pages to organize my unmounted stamps.  I also picked up a new ribbon storage system that I've never seen before!  It's by Best Craft Organizers and I just love it!  I can't wait to sit down and roll all (well, most probably..) of my ribbon!  I'm sure I didn't buy enough storage boxes!  The more I think about the huge pile of ribbon on my craft room floor, the more I think I should have gotten a few more!  But, I got their website address, so I can always order more!  Of course, I also bought more ribbon at the show, too!!  LOL!
Anywhoooo.... Here are some of the make and takes that Mom and I had fun making!
This was at a super cool booth that we found near the end of our visit - we almost missed the make and take! The company is Endless Creations :)  I loved this card so much that I bought the Frog, Flies and Sentiment stamps - those are the 3 wood mounted stamps that I bought, in addition to a bunch of their papers, some pearls and a new glitter pen!  I liked this booth!  The lady working there was so funny!  She was super excited and it was hard to keep up with her!  She really made me smile!
This card was our first make and take, at the Close To My Heart booth.  It is such a cute card, and went together so simply!  I really like these stamps... couldn't buy them at the show, but I might have to order them soon!
There's another show coming up in July... wonder if I can get away again to go to that one, too??  
Hehehe... Hubby might not go for that... 

SSC #59 - Lovely As A Tree

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 16, 2010 1 stamps of approval
Hello, friends!

Wasn't that an awesome sketch we shared with you last week?  I sure loved it!  And I loved visiting your blogs to see your beautiful creations, as well!  

This week we have a new challenge for you, in honor of "Love A Tree Day" which is today, May 16th!  So, our challenge for you is to create a project that has a tree on it somewhere!  You are free to use any theme and design, traditional rubber stamps or digital images and any colors you like - just don't forget a tree!

I had a lot of fun with my Tree card, I hope you like it!
What'd I Use?
Image: Pink Petticoat
Nesties: Labels Ten, Petite Oval, Scallop Petite Oval
Papers: DCWV
RicRak: American Crafts
Buttons, flowers and pearls: From my stash

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Love Digi #7 - Charming!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 13, 2010 3 stamps of approval
We have such a fun challenge for you at I Love Digi this week!  All you need to do to participate is add a charm to your project!  And, of course, don't forget to use something digi on there, too!
Our Sponsor this week is:
and they are offering our random winner 5 free digi images!

Here's my "Charming" card, I just love this image so much!  And when I saw this charm at a recent trip to Shipwreck Beads in Olympia, WA, I just knew I had to have it!  I was so excited to make a card for this challenge!  Charms are so popular right now, and I stocked up while I was at Shipwreck!!
What'd I Use?
Image: Meljen's Designs
Markers: Copics
Sentiment: {ippity}
Nestabilities: Fancy Tags
Charm: Shipwreck Beads, Olympia, WA

Like that Sentiment?  It comes from the {ippity} set "Just Wanted To Say" and is only available from an {ippity} Chick like ME!  I have this set available on my website for only $16!  It comes to you as EZ-Mounted beautiful deeply etcched red rubber, precut and ready to use!  There are 8 wonderful sentiments and 3 beautiful frams included in this set!  Visit my site to see the whole set and ALL of the other awesome {ippity} stamp sets that I have for sale - including the Brand New Spring 2010 release!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Stamps for SALE - ON SALE!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 0 stamps of approval
Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to post a quick note to let you know that I have ADDED new Stampin' Up! stamp sets to my list of "For Sale" stamps!

Most importantly, I have


the prices on ALL available "For Sale" sets!!


All sets are now priced from as low as $3.00 to $10.00!

I WILL offer a discount on multiple sets!  

And, I AM willing to accept reasonable offers!

EMAIL me if you are interested!

Thanks so much!

Digital Two For Tuesday

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2 stamps of approval
I am honored to be featured as a Guest Designer on Digital Two For Tuesday this week!

The beautiful vintage images that Cora sent me are definitely a step or two (or twelve) out of my comfort zone, but that is what makes the challenge so fun!  I took the images and tried to make them "my own" in a way, adding the brighter colors that I love and keeping the layouts simple.  When I first saw them, I immediately thought of vintage valentines, and even though I tried, I couldn't stay away from my pinks and hearts, so one of them did turn out looking quite "valentine-y"!  

I would like to thank Cora for this opportunity, and I hope that I have done her images justice and that I have made her proud!

What'd I Use?
Mostly scraps on both cards :)
Cuttlebug "Textile" embossing folder
Markers: Copics
Nesties: Labels Nine

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #58 - Sketch

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 09, 2010 1 stamps of approval

It's Sketch time at Stamptacular!!  
And what a fun sketch we have for you this week!

You likey?  Me likey! :)

Our wonderful sponsor:
Stamping Bella!
Their wonderful prize:
A $25 Gift Certificate!
To win?
Just create a card with this sketch, don't forget your stamping and that's it!
Have Fun!
Here's mine:
What'd I Use?
Image & Sentiment: Unity (April Kit of the Month)
Nesties: Labels Ten & Petite Ovals
Everything else: from my stash and scrap pile


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