Thursday, December 29, 2011

Meljen's Pre-Colored images are AWESOME!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, December 29, 2011 3 stamps of approval
In case you didn't know, Meljen's Designs has an assortment of pre-colored images in the shop!  These images are just perfect for quick cards or gifts and they are just oh-so-cute!

I needed a few more last-minute Christmas cards last week, so I printed up a bunch of the images and I was able to make all 7 of these cards in less than an hour!  Since my images were all pre-colored, once I had a layout in mine, these just seemed to put themselves together!

Here's Moose Lights - he's perfect for out challenge this week at Meljen's Designs challenge blog - which is to use the color BLUE!

These are just a few of the images available pre-colored!  Check out the shop to see all 23 pre-colored images and we promise - there are more coming, too!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stamtacular Sunday #143

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 18, 2011 0 stamps of approval
I'm dreaming of a PINK Christmas!  There are a lot of non-traditional card colors emerging this holiday season and the Stamptacular team wants you to really use your imagination and only use the color PINK!

I've made a small set of 3x3 gift cards to go on plates of cookies that we will deliver to the neighbors this weekend.  As Hubby was writing out the greetings on the inside of my cards, he said "These are nice, but they're just a bit... pink?"  Well, at least he said they were nice!  :)

These are cute little shaker boxes with mica flakes and a touch of pink glitter.  I really think they're just adorable!  I added a scrap of pink dotted ribbon, with a pearl and the snowflake embossing finishes it all off.

We're sponsored by Kenny K this week!  You can win up to 3 free digis, but only if you play along!

I hope you like my gift cards and I hope you have fun creating something PINK to share with us this week!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #142

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 11, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Our challenge for you this week at Stamptacular Sunday is Christmas Glitz!  

For this weeks challenge you will create a CHRISTMAS card or a project that is full of glitz! We want to see glitter, bling and sparkles…AND LOTS OF IT TOO! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

I've made a small set of gift tags that will be going to our neighbors with some baked yummies.  To get GLITZY, I used glittery paper and a bunch of rhinestones, and of course, I sparkled them each up with my glitter pens!  It's so hard to capture the glittery in a photo :(  But, they look so pretty in person!

Our sponsors this week are Doodle Pantry and Bugaboo!  


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas #35

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, December 10, 2011 9 stamps of approval
It's a Christmas challenge at Card Makin' Mamas!  And we have a very special prize for you!  Our random winner will receive 3 VERY exclusive images from our very own Lizzie!  These 3 images - Giftful Lily, Snowanne and Where's the Tree Kris - are ONLY available for this challenge to our winner! How cool is that??  These are super cute images and you could be one of the very very few to own them! All you have to do is play along!  Create a Christmas CARD, that's it!

Here's my card using Snowanne

Challenges I'm entering:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meljen's Designs #88

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, December 08, 2011 11 stamps of approval
It's new challenge time at Meljen's Designs!!

This week our challenge for you is to use the color GREEN!

Come join in on the fun at Meljen's Designs for a chance to win 3 free images!!

Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas (Sponsored by Meljen's Designs!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #141

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, December 04, 2011 0 stamps of approval
This weeks challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is a COLOR theme!

We'd like to see CHRISTMAS cards using the following colors:

Brown or Black

I love this little row of snowman friends!  So cute!

Our generous sponsors this week are


Hop on over to the Stamptacular blog to see what prizes you could win if you play along and be sure to check out the beautiful design team creations, too!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday, LIZZIE!!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, December 02, 2011 1 stamps of approval
How honored am I to have been asked to celebrate along with my dear friend, Lizzie this week in her very special Happy Birthday blog hop!!

I must give Lizzie cudo's for masterminding a blog hop in HER OWN honor!  I just think that's awesome, and, my dear Lizzie, is the queen of awesome!

So - there are 6 of us, right?  And, you've visited Jess already, so that makes me your number 2!

I'm a card maker... I do bake, and I've been knitting, and I've played around with a sewing machine.. but, really, when it comes down to it, I make cards.  It's what I love and it's what I do.  So, that's what I did!  But, THIS had to be a very special card!  It has to have "wow-factor".. it has to POP.. it has to be awesome (like Lizzie-Awesome, right?).. and, I've been itching to make some pinwheels lately, so here goes.... this is what I've made for Lizzie's special day!

Ok, so, what's a blog hop without prizes, eh?  Of course our hostess has a few surprises for you!  I've heard that there is a free digi drawn by hers-truly, and there are some wonderful sponsors offering prize packs for her celebration... so, what do you have to do?  If you haven't visited Jess yet, you'll want to go see her birthday creations, messages, videos, etc.. and you'll meet Christina, CarisaCass, and Krissy over the next 2 days.. leave us all some love and of course, don't forget to go on over and leave our hostess with the mostest some birthday happies as well!

Most of all, have fun!

And, Lizzie - I wish we lived closer!  Even though we've never met in person, you are an amazing, inspiring, awesome chick and I am such a lucky person to have you in my life!  Happy Birthday to you, my dear friend!!!  Thanks for thinking of me during your birthday celebration!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

LUV Saturated Canary!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 27, 2011 3 stamps of approval

Here's a little card that I put together using one of my favorite Saturated Canary images - Frizzy Jynx

She's just so much fun!  I love coloring her wild hair!

This weeks challenge at Saturated Canary is Anything Goes, so I'm happy to enter this happy card today.
Also entering at Paper Crafting Journey (Anything Goes) and Card Makin' Mamas (Sentiments)

Stamptacular Sunday #140 - Anything Christmas

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 27, 2011 0 stamps of approval
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Our tree isn't up just yet... much to my dismay, but I think we might try to get it done today!  :)

Our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week is Anything Christmas!
Create ANYTHING you’d like with a Christmas theme on it! Let’s see what kind of NEW, DIFFERENT and EXCITING projects you come up with! Oh, and please don’t forget to stamp…afterall, we aren’t called STAMPtacular for nothing!

So, I've been working on my Christmas cards that I'm going to be sending out this year... I am planning on making more than one type of card instead of all the same this time, so this is the first set that I've finished.  I made 20 of these, so now, with December knocking on the door, I only have 60 more cards to design and put together!  LOL!!

This is a really fun card to make, and my fave tool the i-Rock got a workout putting all those red and black glam rocks on!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Do you have as many to make as I do?  I have to make about 80 cards a year.. or do you have to make more?  I'd love to hear from you!  I'm also excited to see your entries in this weeks challenge!  Come join us for a chance to win a prize from

PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis
PRIZE: $15 Gift Certificate

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas #34

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, November 25, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Whew!  Sorry I'm late posting my card today!  I went out and braved the "Black Friday" sales today with my Mom... headed out of the house at 5am and didn't get back until after 3pm!  We had a good time and somewhere around 9am, over coffee at Starbucks, I realized that I hadn't scheduled my card for post with the new Card Makin' Mamas challenge!

So, here it is!  Our theme this week is Sentiments and we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments!

Come play along with us!  It's always nice to have you join in!  :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday BOY OH BOY

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 20, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Our challenge is for the boys at Stamptacular Sunday this week!  Create a card with an image of a boy or man on it to be entered!

Here's a card that I made using Henri from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

We've got 2 amazing sponsors this week, so be sure to check out our blog to see who you could win prizes from!  And, be sure to see the awesome DT projects from my teamies!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meljen's Thanksgiving Challenge

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, November 17, 2011 1 stamps of approval
It's Thanksgiving (or Thank You) time at Meljen's Designs!

We've released 3 adorable new images for you today that are just perfect for our challenge theme this week!

I've used "Save The Turkey" - such a clever image!!

Hope to see you play along in our challenge this week!

Have Fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stamptacular Sundays #138

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 13, 2011 8 stamps of approval
It's time to use your punches at Stamptacular Sunday!

We're even making it easy for you by allowing any Dies, Punches, Nesties, Cricut... whatever your heart desires!!

I created a border of snowflakes with an old snowflake punch that I've had forever and a square corner punch to create the glittery photo corners:

I've used another pre-colored image from Meljen's Designs to create my cute card.  I added some glitter to him to make him sparkle :)

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring us this week, along with Delicious Doodles.  Both generous companies are offering a prize of 4 digis to our random winner, so come join us this week!


Sentimental Thank You

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 13, 2011 9 stamps of approval
This week at Sentimental Sundays we're Thanking and Giving Thanks!  Our challenge is to create a project using Thanksgiving or Thank You as your theme.

I've used a Freebie from the Sentimental Sundays blog today to create a simple Thank You card in beautiful fall colors,

Come play along with us this week for a chance to win a prize from

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #137

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, November 06, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Good Morning, my friends!!

It's time to get SKETCHY with Stamptacular Sunday and we have 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week!

Prize - $20 Gift Certificate


Prize - Winners choice of 2 Digis

I've used a super cute image provided by Saturated Canary - this is Stella & Jello, A Raggamuffin and Pet!

I just love these images!  This one in particular makes me think of an old picture of me that just resurfaced from high school - I went to high school in the early 90's and I had a pair of HUGE glasses just like these!  Although, they are SO much cuter on Stella!  :) 

Come on over and join in on our sketch challenge this week!  We'd love to see ya!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #136

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 30, 2011 8 stamps of approval
Hi there!!  We've got a new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday today!

This week's challenge is…
“Borders & Frames!”

For this weeks challenge you will create any card that includes at least one border and/or frame on it! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 5h, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate

I've used a Pre-Colored image from Meljen's Designs and framed it with a raised embossed mat.  I added a few i-rock gems to the wreath for some shine.

I stamped the sentiment and attached it with a bit of a "bow" to give it some dimension.  I also traced around a few of the embossed circles with a glitter pen to give it a bit of sparkle.

Totally Gorjuss - I Remember (This card makes me think of a wreath making class that my Mom and I took years and years ago!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, October 28, 2011 3 stamps of approval
We're DIEING to see your DIE CUTS this week at Card Makin' Mamas!

Our amazing sponsor this week is

I used my newest Nestablilities sets - Pennant and Lacey Pennants to create a pennant shaped card with the Saturated Canary image, "Secrets"


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meljen's Christmas Fairies!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 27, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Such cute new images from Meljen's Designs today!!  And, a fun new challenge to match!

Our challenge for you is


If you haven't started yet, you might want to think about it... I mean, November is just a few days away, right?  I've made a very small dent in my Christmas card stash, but I have a long way to go!

This card will have to go to someone special, I'll have to think hard about who will receive this cutie!

I've used Holly Christmas Fairy from the new Christmas Fairy set available now at the Meljen's Shop

I also used the Magical Holidays Freebie that is only Free THIS WEEK, so grab it while you can!  Next week it will be available in the shop for only $1

Come join us in our challenge this week!  I can't wait to be inspired by your Christmas cards!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Hop Winner!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Thanks for playing along in our Card Makin Mamas Halloween Blog Hop!!

As promised, we had one winner from each blog to win the image that was used on our projects, a Lizzie Original!

I used "Owlicious" on my card:

And, my random winner is:

who said:
Love the owl, the colours are fab - great card. Carol

Carol, send Lizzie an email at (ohsnaplizzie at yahoo dot com) with CMM BLOG HOP WINNER in your subject... pls have it all caps so she's sure to see it!!  And she'll set you up with your new digi!  Congrats!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stamptacular #134

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 23, 2011 7 stamps of approval
It's time for a new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!

This week's challenge is…
“Black, Orange, Purple and SCARY TOO!”

For this weeks challenge you will create a card that has ONLY the colors black, orange, and purple AND has something that pops up/out when you open it! Of course you can use white cardstock to make sure your image stands out but please keep it to a minimum. This can be ANY THEME you want as long as you use the required colors...and the scary part is when you open it and it pops up at you! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

Our fabulous sponsors this week are:
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis!


PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate

I've used a Meljen's Designs image this week, and as hard as I tried, I just couldn't make this little gal scary!  She's too darn cute!

As you can see, I'm still working through all that leftover black burlap!  LOL!!  I'm thinking of making a tablecloth for my dining room table.... sigh, that's a lot of burlap!

Come play along with us this week, those are some awesome prizes!  Wish I could play, too!!  :)


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rockin' Sentimental Sundays

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, October 22, 2011 19 stamps of approval
Our challenge for you this week at Sentimental Sundays is


If you haven't noticed by my blog lately, I LOVE Halloween cards!  I tend to make way more than I need to send out every year, so my collection keeps growing and growing!  It really is my favorite card season, I love all the creepy images and spooky sentiments!  And, don't get me started on the colors!!  Orange and Black have always been fantastic, but whoever decided to toss in Green and Purple deserves a Medal!!  LOVE!

Ok, on to my card!  I love this one!  I'm surprised that I managed to not post it for so long, as I made it a few weeks ago for this challenge!

Here's one of my newest Tiddly Inks images, rockin' her boots and pumpkin basket!

You know, if I had colored her dress pink and given her pink hair, she would look like my daughter last Halloween!  Uh-Oh... now I need to go make another Halloween card!  Hahaha!
Have Fun!

Friday, October 21, 2011

CMM Blog Hop!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, October 21, 2011 17 stamps of approval
Hey Card Makin Mamas!!! 

I hope you are enjoying our first ever CMM BLOG HOP!!! 

Did you get here from Penny's blog?  Great!  If not, head on back to the CMM Blog to get starting in the right direction :)

There is a super amazing prize for you if you complete the hop as well as prizes along the way! 

Prizes along the way you say? WHY YES! You can a win a prize right here!!!

Our hop is all about things spooky and creepy and autumny! We just adore this time of year and hope you do as well! Here is a card I made with a limited edition digi from our very own Lizzie.

(why, oh why does my owl look blue... sigh.. she's purple, really she is!)

And get this... if you leave a comment right here you will be entered to win the OWL image that I used today!  It's a Lizzie Original and will only be available for a limited time!  That's not all either... there are more images along the hop! How fun is that?  You could even win the sentiment image that I used when you comment on Jess and Penny's blogs!

Now, head on over to see Ciska and have some more fun!

Oh and don't forget... if you have just happened to come by to visit and want to start hopping along with us, head over to 
CMM to start at the beginning!

Happy Halloween and Happy Hopping!!!

Here's the hop list just in case you need it:

Dee (yup, that's me!)


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