Monday, January 31, 2011

Karen's Doodles #48 - Love

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 31, 2011 3 stamps of approval
We have a new challenge up at Karen's Doodles for you!

This week we want to see your LOVE cards using Pink & Red

I used the cute Dance My Darling image available in the shop for my LOVE card

Such a fun card to make!  I hope you like it!

Come join us at Karen's Doodles this week!  

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #96

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 30, 2011 0 stamps of approval
No excuses not to play along this week!

Our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is....

What' EVA!  Anything Goes, show us what you got!

Our sponsor is Skipping Stones Designs, and I have used one of their Digi sets for my card today

I forgot to take a photo of the inside of the card, but the sentiment says "...especially if the salt is accompanied by a drink and good friends!"

I really love this card - the colors are so bright and happy and I LOVE how the microbeads came out in my attempt at creating "Salt" on the rim of the glass.

I can't wait to see what you create this week!  I just KNOW I'll be seeing you ALL in our challenge!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Meljen's Designs Challenge #43

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Show some LOVE!!  Meljen's wants to see HEARTS on your projects this week!
That should be pretty easy, huh?

I made a cute little set that I'm mailing out to my Bestie for her birthday next week... ummm... I hope she doesn't read this!!!  Yes, I know it's a little "Lovey Dovey" for a friend, but who doesn't love their bestest friend??

(All images from Meljen's Designs)

 I started out making this little gift box that holds those cute little hand sanitizer bottles from Bath and Body works.  I saw this tutorial at Pink Buckaroo Designs around Halloween time and wanted to make some then, but I never got around to it.  Finally I had the time and mojo to put it together!  I struggled a tiny bit with the oval punch sizing to fit the bottle, but I ended up just "making it work", she'll probably have to tear the box apart to get the bottle out!  Although, knowing her, she'll never take it out!  She still has a popcorn gift that I made her YEARS ago, with the popcorn still in it!!

Then I thought that the cute little box needed a card to go with it, so I colored up another Meljen's image, popped up the x's and added more heart shaped rhinestones.  I followed the same "sketch" that I had used on the box, to make them match.

All of my papers are Basic Grey, Martha Stewart border punch and ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique at Etsy (go order some, it's amazing!  And tell her I sent ya!)

Come join us at Meljen's Designs Challenge blog this week!  There are 3 free images to our random winner and the chance to be voted one of our Top 5!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Karen's Doodles #47

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 24, 2011 2 stamps of approval
It's BUTTONS time at Karen's Doodles!

This is such a fun challenge, I used to use buttons a lot, but they seem to have fallen to the bottom of my embellishment stash, so I never use them anymore!

For this card, I wanted to do something a little different with my buttons, so I cut out Emma's heart and laid out the buttons behind it to make a background.  I really like how it turned out!

This is Emma Valentine and you can find her in the Karen's Doodles Shop

Be sure to check out the rest of the Karen's Doodles team to see how they've used their buttons this week!
Anne - Annita - Chris - Dee (that's me!) - Dorte - Gini - Gro - Joey - Kelly - Lori - Nancy - Peri - Sandy - Tanja - Tracy
I hope you can play along with us this week!  I'd love to see your new ideas on how to use buttons!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Made With Heart Valentine Blog Hop

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 23, 2011 25 stamps of approval
Oh, what an honor to be asked to join the Made With Heart blog hop today!  I am just thrilled to be a part of this fun hop and to have you here!

Did you arrive here from Kate's blog?  If you did, then you're on the right track and at the last stop!  If you just popped in because you love me, you might want to head over to the beginning of the hop at Kristin's blog to see all of the wonderful goodies we have to share with you!

This amazing blog hop was all organized by my friend and former Stamptacular DT buddy, Kristin, aka Lil Sweetpea!  I hope that you've all been having a great time visiting all of the blogs in the hop!  I know there are quite a few of my DT buddies in there along with some new friends as well!

I think this is just a wonderful way to get everyone inspired for Valentine's Day and I am so ready to start working on some cute lovey dovey projects!

I'm excited to share this cute project that I just finished up late last night!  Hehehe!  Nothing like the last minute, huh?
Image from Meljen's Designs

I started with a cute little pillow box to hold some yummy chocolates.  Now, don't get too excited, the chocolates were only for decoration.. I'll have to refill it before I give it away!

Then I made this matching card with a super corny sentiment!!  Hahaha!

I hope you like my projects and I am SO glad that you joined us on our special blog hop today!
I also hope you had a wonderful time and are inspired to make some Sweet Valentine projects Made With Heart!

Remember, our blog hop goes all weekend long, so send your friends on over to join in on the fun!!

Thank you again for hopping along with us!!  It's been a joy having you here!

Leave a comment, and I'll come visit to see what you've been working on!

Stamptacular Sunday #95

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 23, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Who said 3's a crowd??

That's our theme for you this week!  We want to see you use 3 Designer Papers, 3 Flowers and 3 Ribbons on your card or project.

Our amazing sponsors are 
Lili of the Valley - offering a 10 GBP gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp - offering a $20 gift certificate

Here's my 3's a crowd card
Image: Kenny K

I hope you get to play along with us this week!  Such a fun challenge with wonderful sponsors!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas #13

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, January 21, 2011 0 stamps of approval

What an amazing turnout to our Girly challenge at Card Makin Mamas!  Thanks so much for joining us!

Our new challenge for you this week is a Sketch created by our very own, Cass!

Here's the card that I made using images provided by our very generous sponsor, Totally Stampalicious!

Image: Coffee Brawd by Totally Stampalicous
Sentiment: Funny Coffee #1 by Skipping Stones Designs

And here's the sketch that Cass created for you

Come on and play along with us!  I can't wait to see how you work the sketch!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #94

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 16, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Here's a fun card I made to share with you for this week's Anything BUT a Square (or rectangle) challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!

Image: "Miss Thang" by Kenny K

We have THREE (yes, 3!!) amazing sponsors for you this week!  What a great week to win!

Kenny K is offering up 3 chances to win!
Our 1st place winner gets to choose 3 images
Our 2nd place winner gets to choose 2 images
and our 3rd place winner gets to choose 1 images!
(Thank You to Kenny K for providing the Design Team with fun images!!)

Tiffany's Doodles is giving away 10 free images to our winner

And, Meljen's Designs is giving 4 free images to our winner!

WOW!!  What amazing and generous sponsors!

Good Luck to everyone who plays along with us this week!  And, Have Fun!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Karen's Doodles #45 - Monochromatic

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 10, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Here's a happy Monochromatic card for you for Karen's Doodles 45th challenge!

This image is one of Emily's favorites, and I love the sentiment!  Here's a little story behind it... My parent's went  to Hawaii this past summer and they sent Emily a postcard with a photo of a Mermaid on it.  Emily has always loved mermaids and once she saw that postcard, she told me, "Look Mommy, Mermaids DO exist!!"  So, now she tells everyone that Mermaids exist, because her Nana and Grandpa sent her a picture of one from Hawaii!  :o)

So, Believe in Mermaids!

You can find this image in the Karen's Doodles shop HERE (I can't remember where I found the sentiment)

Come play along with us at Karen's Doodles!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

SSC #93 - Sketch

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 09, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Happy Sunday, Stamptacular Friends!!

Time for another fun new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!  And, since we know you all LOVE sketches, we have one for you today!

Here's the card that I made, using our sketch and, using the awesome Dienamics available from MY FAVORITE THINGS!  I used the scalloped scallop die on my border pieces.
Image: Soda For Two by Meljen's Designs

And, here's our sketch

Our sponsor this week is MY FAVORITE THINGS!  Such an awesome company with a wide range of fun stuff!  They have clear stamps, rubber stamps, digital stamps, dienamics, papers, embellishments... oh, you name it, they've got it!  So, go check them out and build your wish list of your must haves!  You might just win a $25 gift certificate for playing in our challenge!

Friday, January 7, 2011

I'm a Card Makin' Mama!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, January 07, 2011 6 stamps of approval

I'm so excited that you're here today!

I am honored to announce that I am now a member of the new Card Makin' Mama's Design Team!

We've got some awesome sponsors lined up for 2011 and some fun, fun challenges for you!

Our challenges will be every other Friday, so you've got plenty of time to play along!

So, come on over!  Stop by the blog, say hello and play along in our first sponsored challenge with your new Design Team!

Our challenge theme is


I've used an image from our sponsor, Some Odd Girl to make my girly card today, isn't she a cutie?


Now, go visit Jess, Lizzie and Cass to see what they've created this week and be sure to play along to win an awesome prize of 3 free images of the winner's choice!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Meljen's Challenge and Release!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 06, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Hi everyone!!

There's a new challenge at Meljen's Designs today!!

We want to see your cards MOVE!  We are so excited to see how many different kind of interactive, movement cards you can all come up with!
So come join us this week and play along!

There's also a brand new release today, as well!  Such cute, cute images!
Meljens Designs January 6th Release Display
Aren't they adorable?

I'm hoping to get a card made using this fun challenge theme, but I'm planning double birthday parties for the kids this week, so we'll see if I get a few minutes in my craftroom!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge #44

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, January 03, 2011 7 stamps of approval
Here a card that I made for the new challenge at Karen's Doodles this week.

Our challenge for you is

Glitter It Up!!

Ok, maybe I went just a tad bit overboard with the glitter?

Check out Rosie being driven off in style!  This is Cruisin' and can be found HERE

I like it, hope you do too!

Come play along with us at Karen's Doodles this week!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SSC #92 - Photo Inspiration

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, January 02, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Hi everyone!!

Happy New Year!!!  I can't believe it's 2011.. wow.. 

So - Stamptacular Sunday has a wonderful new challenge to kick off the new year and I've made a Celebration card to go with it!

We've given you a photo to use as inspiration for your card today and I am so excited to see how the photo inspires you!

Here's my card

and here's the photo that inspired it:

I took the colors of her beautiful dress, colored my Twisted Tea (from The Greeting Farm) images' hair the same color and added some golden tones as well.  I love my Skeleton Scroll embossing folder and I seem to use it quite a bit, even though it's not Halloween anymore!  LOL!  

Have fun with our challenge this week!


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