Sunday, May 29, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #113

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 29, 2011 5 stamps of approval
Time for another amazing challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!

This week's challenge is…
For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project with either BUGS or BOYS on it. Create a card with both and you’ll have your name entered TWO TIMES into this week’s drawing for our fabulous prizes! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

I used one of my favorite boy images, Robot Boy from Meljen's Designs - He's 10% off right now at Whimsy Stamps, by the way!

This image is so cute, he always makes me think of my little guy!  I also love that there are so many adorable robot papers out there to use with this image!

Our sponsors this week are:

PRIZE: $10 Gift Certificate
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 3 Digi Images!

Come play along for a chance to win!  We look forward to seeing your Bugs or Boys creations!

I'd like to enter my card into the challenges at:
Totally Gorjuss - Strings the Thing
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes/Use Your Favorite (image and pearls)

Have Fun!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Did You See?

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, May 28, 2011 6 stamps of approval
Just a quick dose of HAPPY for you this evening!

Do you see any names that you recognize on the list of new Design Team members?

I am so proud to announce that I have been selected to join the AMAZING talent on the Sentimental Sundays Design Team!

I look forward to meeting all of the members!  Wow!  There are a lot of us, aren't there!  Just image the inspiration possibilities with a team of this size!

If you haven't played along with the Sentimental Fools, you should really come check us out!  The newest members, myself included will begin sharing with you in June and I know that I just cannot wait!

See You Soon!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Card Makin' Mamas #21 - Bugaboo!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 27, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Hi there!

We're SCRAPPIN' it up with Bugaboo this week at Card Makin' Mamas!!

Here's a challenge to use your SCRAPS!  We all have them, boxes, bins, bags - in my case, drawers! - full of SCRAPS!  So, get them out and use them up!

Bugaboo is our sponsor and they have provided each of us with an image to use for our challenge.  I've chosen to use Ava, Mermaid on my card

She's so cute!  My daughter hasn't seen her yet, but when she does, I'm sure she'll love it!  She's all about mermaids these days!  Maybe I'll have a card to show you from her soon, too!

Come play along - you could win 7 free images from Bugaboo!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Meljen's Designs Challenge #60

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2 stamps of approval
Hi Everyone!  I hope that all my family, friends and fellow bloggers are safe from the storms hitting our beautiful country this week!  Please, be safe and take care!

Our 60th challenge at Meljen's Designs is

KRAFT plus ONE (other color)
We will of course allow you to use white for your image base, but I have decided to stick to Kraft and Blue

This was one of those "work with what you have" cards!  I ran downstairs to my craft room to grab my Kraft paper and some colored paper, a bit of twine and my adhesive.  Then I ran back upstairs to supervise the crazies.. er.. I mean kids!  :)  I kept the card simple, without coloring the image, just a bit of paper piecing on Pappa's tie.  I grabbed my daughters bag of adhesive foam hearts and stuck a few on (she let me!  She doesn't like blue hearts....)

Come on and play along with us this week!  As always, there's a prize of 3 free images up for grabs and if you use a Meljen's Designs image you might be picked as a Top 5 or as an inspiration on Tuesday!

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges at:
Paper Sundaes - Pop it up!  (my sentiment is popped)
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute and Cuddly

Thanks for stopping by!
Have Fun!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Meljen's Challenge #59

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 19, 2011 2 stamps of approval
Oh No!  I'm late, I'm late!  For a very important date!!!

How could I possibly forget to post my card for the new Meljen's release and challenge???  Sheesh.. slipping, I'm really slipping!

Ok, so we've got a super sweet release and a super fun challenge, so before I squeeze anymore "supers" into this post, I should show you my card.... 

I made a cute little bottle cap magnet to go on the front of my card and I really love how it turned out!  There is a magnet under the papers, so that the bottle cap will stick to it for presentation, then there is a magnet on the bottle cap as well, so that the recipient can display it on their fridge :)

I followed our challenge this week of a SKETCH, which was created by our very sweet Di

And, here are the new release images that I chose American Angel from

Come play along with our sketch!!  I'm really excited to see how you interpret this great layout!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #111

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 15, 2011 1 stamps of approval
We're all about the PINK at Stamptacular this week!!

Create a card using nothing but PINK (except skin tones, white base paper and black ink) and you're in to win a fabulous prize!

Here's my card (using an image and sentiment from Pink Petticoat)

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:
PRIZE: Winner’s choice of FOUR DIGIS!

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Love Love Love

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 13, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Warning - this post has absolutely nothing to do with
crafts, cards or family... this is purely one of those 
"Oh, I wish" posts.... a girl can dream, right?  Enjoy!

Ok, so I am not an "expensive handbag" type of gal... 
but the other night, I was wandering around the mall 
with a friend for Mom's Nite Out and we found 
ourselves in the Coach store... and well... 

I Fell In LOVE... 

With THESE::

Oooh... pretty.... 

I also found this for Emily

So stinking cute... 

Did I buy them???  Well... no!  There's no way I could 
convince myself to spend that much money on a purse... 
but ooooh, was it ever tempting!!  

Now, I am NEVER allowed in the Coach store again!

Card Makin' Mamas #21

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, May 13, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Oh Blogger... how you stress me so!!  LOL - I'm just happy you're back up!

Now, onto my card!

This weeks challenge at Card Makin Mamas is a RECIPE!  (I love recipe challenges!)

We would like to see:

1 Image (easy enough)
2 Patterned Papers (get coordinating)
3 DIFFERENT Types of Embellishments (add the FUN)

Here's my little card - using a Freebie image from Meljen's Designs

Our sponsor for you this week is

3 FREE images to our random winner!

Hope you can play along with the Mamas!!  And, fingers crossed that Blogger has resolved all issues and will not be going down again any time soon!!!  :)


Monday, May 9, 2011

"CASE"-ing my friend Lisa!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Monday, May 09, 2011 7 stamps of approval
My sweet friend, Lisa is being showCASEd on the Farm Fresh Challenge blog today!!  She created such a beautiful card, the Farm Fresh crew wants to see cards CASE'd from it!!  (Copy And Share Everything... Create And Share Everything?)

So, I grabbed a TGF digi, colored her up and added some cute papers... loved Lisa's card and I really loved creating something "similar"!

Here's mine:
(hmmm.... a bit of a glare from my shimmery paper...)

And, just in case you're curious - here's Lisa's original

So, how'd I do?

I'd also like to enter this card into the challenges at:
The Crafty Pad - Spots & Dots
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #110

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 08, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's who are visiting today!  I hope you have a relaxing day filled with crafting time and maybe even new crafting supplies!!

This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is a fun sketch!

Here's my card:

This was a fun card to make - I love pirates and this paper is one of my favorites (unfortunately, I'm almost out!)  I dug out a stamp set that I haven't used in forever and that's always fun, too!  But, most importantly, I recently got a new sewing machine and I finally got it threaded and did some stitching!  It's uneven, and a little funky, but that's ok with me.. pirates are uneven and a little funky, too!!

Here's our sketch for you:

And, our wonderful sponsors this week are:

My Favorite Things
PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate


PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of FOUR digis!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Saturday Challenge: Dust off your stash (neglected stamp set)
Try it on Tuesday: Something Old (stamps), Something New (Sewing Machine)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Just a little Bicycle....

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 05, 2011 9 stamps of approval
Oh, I can't even tell you how long I've had this stamp... I think it was one of the first ones I ever purchased, and boy, that was a LONG time ago!!   For at least the past 4 years, it has just been decoration on my wall!  I have all of my individual wood mounted stamps displayed in shadow boxes on my craft room wall.... It sure was nice to grab this one and ink it up again!

I was inspired by the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week, which is all about Bicycles!  I immediately thought of this stamp!

I also used the sketch over at The Pink Elephant to put this one together.

More challenges:
Stamp Something - Something with Wings
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits.... - Things with Wings
Totally Stampalicious - Kickin' it Old School (my poor stamp is neglected!)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Starts with "C" (Cycle)
Try it on Tuesday - Something Old (stamp), Something New (Butterfly Die Cut)
Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piecing or Paper Piercing (Piercing)
Through The Craft Room Door - Challenge #1 (Anything Goes!)

Ok, I think that's enough :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1 stamps of approval
Hi All!!

Time for a new challenge at Meljen's Designs!

This week we would like to see your Business Size (no, not Business CARD size, Business SIZED Card! Hehe)  That would be your LONG or TALL cards, the ones that fit in the business envelopes - let's just say 9 1/2 x 4 inches.. roughly... I think mine is actually 9 x 4 1/2 inches... you get the drift, right??

Ok... all that said, here's my card!

Cute, no?  Such a cute little Beardy Gnome!!  He's brand new and you can buy him right now in the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps!  I was browsing through Hobby Lobby the other day and found this paper.  I thought it would be so cute with this little guy, so I grabbed it up!  Also found the sentiment stamp on clearance, yay!

Hope you like my card and I hope you come play along with us this week at Meljen's Designs!  Did you know that there is a chance to win 3 free images??  Of course you did!!  There's also a chance to be featured as one of our Top 5, did you know that?  You did.... I should know better!  BUT, did you know that you could be showcased on Tuesday in our Inspiration post?  Oh, yea, you knew that, too... well then!  That's a lot of bragging rights, so come play along, will ya??

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #109

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, May 01, 2011 7 stamps of approval
We're celebrating MOM's (and MUM's) at Stamptacular Sunday today!

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project with the word MOM, MUM, Mother or any other form of the word on it! The rest is up to you! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

I've used a Meljen's Design freebie (available on Papercraft Planet) for my Mom card today

Our sponsor this week is:

PRIZE: $20 Gift Certificate for PRODUCT ONLY!
Winner pays shipping

Come play along!  We'd love to have you join us!

I'd like to enter this card into the challenges at:
Sentimental Sundays - Mother's Day/For a Special Woman
CR84FN - Colors
Little Red Wagon - For a Mom


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