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!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Wreath

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 20, 2011 1 stamps of approval

I wanted to share with you a wreath that I made for our front door for Halloween today!

Recently, my Mom, daughter and I joined a group of girlfriends for a weekend at the beach.  Each of us brought a craft project to teach during the weekend, and this was what I taught.

I found the idea for this fun wreath at Pinterest (I'm a PROUD Pinterest addict!) and I adapted it just a little bit to fit my style.

The original just had letters that spelled out "BOO", but I used a big fancy bow and fun wooden halloween decorations instead.
I used a simple 13" wreath from the $1 store and spray painted it black before tying on the burlap strips.

We had 2 little girls (age 6 & 7) with us at the beach, so I brought 2 smaller 9" wreaths for them.  This is the one that my Emily made for her bedroom door.

As you can see, I had different types of ribbon for everyone to choose from, and different decorations, too!  Emily loved the skeleton!  The glittery spiders were lots of fun, too and I decided to add one to my ribbon after I took my picture.

I used to make a lot of wreaths and I think I'll get back into that hobby.  I would love to have a new wreath to display for each holiday.  I already have an idea for a Thanksgiving wreath that I am hoping to work on this weekend... 

Save The Hooters!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 20, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Just wanted to share a card with you really quick today!

Meljen's Designs released a couple of super cute images in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness last week and I had so much fun creating this card using the "Save The Hooters" image

This perfect sentiment is a freebie from Sentimental Sundays 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stamptacular - You Choose!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 16, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Aaaah.. Anything Goes at Stamptacular Sunday this week!  How COOL is that??

And, our sponsors are Bugaboo and The Charm Barn, even cooler, right??

Big thanks to Bugaboo for providing Halloween Skelekinz Topper, I really had a blast coloring this image!

I'm really happy with how cute this turned out, even though it is so simple!  I really loved stitching the edges of the top note die and I think the funky bow really matches the style of the image.

Hope to see you play along this week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #77

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, October 15, 2011 1 stamps of approval
We're getting Fancy with our Folds this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Emily and I made these for a place setting at our recent crafting retreat at the beach.  They were so much fun to make and she had a lot of fun helping me out with them!

I just love these fan folded medallions, they're so easy and look awesome!  Add some Jelly Belly's and you just can't go wrong!

I hope you can join our challenge this week, I love checking out all the fancy folds.  Maybe one day I'll even get to making a few fancy fold cards!!  Hehehe!

Have Fun,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fight Like a Girl

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, October 14, 2011 0 stamps of approval
I'm a huge fan of the Tickled Pink Lil' Lolita stamps and I was thrilled when I saw the new Pink Ribbon line honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I got all of them and the sentiments, too!  Of course, the first stamp I had to use was Lillith!


Bugaboo at Card Makin' Mamas

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, October 14, 2011 9 stamps of approval
This week at Card Makin' Mamas, we're sponsored by the oh-so-fun Bugaboo Stamps!

I love this "Make It Snappy" image - so easy to color and make a quick card!  I printed lots of this little guy, so that I can send out a bunch of cards this year!  They've got LOTS of different Make It Snappy images that I think will be joining my library soon!  So much fun!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spooky Mr. Bones

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, October 13, 2011 12 stamps of approval
This week's new challenge at Meljen's Designs is to use RIBBON on your project!

I've been just itching to color up Mr. Bones and had the amazing opportunity to color him up at the same table as my fellow Meljen's teamie, Mel A!  We got together for a girls craft retreat on the Pacific Coast this weekend and it was so much fun!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday #133

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 09, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Our new challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is SOOOOO Distressing!

I'm quite distressed... as I don't do much distressing on my cards, but this was fun!

I opted for a tall card, as my witchy (you've seen a lot of her, haven't you?) is rather tall and she took up too much space on a standard size card, but I love her anyway!

I scraped up the edges of the image, sponged some ink all over the place and added some shredded burlap scrap... I also love the zig zag ribbon that I added at the last minute!

We're sponsored this week by


Awesome Prizes from Awesome Sponsors!

Hope you'll come get distressed with us!

Have Fun!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #76

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, October 08, 2011 3 stamps of approval
Our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays should get you crafting!  Anything Goes!!  (Just don't forget your sentiment!)

I created this beautiful card at my local stampin' group (Thank You, Sandy!) a few weeks ago and thought that it was a perfect card to showcase in October.  I keep hearing about this campaign, not sure if it's just local, but I like the saying - "Let's make PINK just another color"

I love this card - the pink, the pearls and the touch of black... not to mention the sentiment!  I'm all for making PINK just another color and I hope you are, too!

Come play along at Sentimental Sundays, we'd love to see you!

Friday, October 7, 2011

CMM Fancy Fold Inspiration

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, October 07, 2011 1 stamps of approval
We're coming into week 2 on our Fancy Fold challenge at Card Makin' Mamas and I wanted to give you a little bit of inspiration to get your entries in!

Our wonderful sponsor Crafty Sentiments provided this adorable Annabel Witch image and they're offering up a great prize for our winner, too!  So come play along!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Vrooming by with Birthday Wishes!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4 stamps of approval
I needed to make a quick card for a 6 year old's birthday party this past weekend.  He likes cars, so I grabbed an old favorite Meljen's image and the first scrap of patterned paper that I could find!  I colored up the image to match the paper, embossed some cardstock, added some brads and viola!  Instant birthday card!  Birthday boy wasn't at all interested in the card, but Mom was sure impressed!  LOL!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #75

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 02, 2011 4 stamps of approval
This week at Sentimental Sundays we want to see stitching, sewing or sewing themed images (don't forget a sentiment!)

I used one of my newer Sew Easy wheels to create the template for my pennant banner and stitched it with brown floss.  I love that it mimicked the banner on the paper, as well a cute little Kate's pennants (from Saturated Canary)

Grab your needle and thread and join us this week!


Stamptacular Sunday #132

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 02, 2011 4 stamps of approval
Hello Stamptacular friends!!

Ooooh, photo inspiration challenges and I don't really get along, but I'm always up for the challenge... 

Check out the challenge blog for your inspiration photo and see how it inspires you!

I've taken the road as inspiration today and I've used an image from Kenny K our sponsor this week.

I'm excited to see what our photo brings to your crafting this week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Meljen's and Operation Write Home

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, October 01, 2011 0 stamps of approval
Meljen's Designs is supporting the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop today!

Follow the link above to start hopping along, when you get to Meljen's Designs, you'll find a cute freebie image that will only be available during the hop

Meljens Designs Roger the Army Reindeer watermark

How sweet is this little guy?  This is Roger the Army Reindeer and he's ready to to help you get your Holiday cards ready to send off to OWH for our soldiers!

I'm going to be taking some time today to print Roger up and create some cards, and I hope you will too!

Have fun hopping and don't forget to check out our current challenge (Square AND Circle) at Meljen's Designs while your crafting today!



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