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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Monday, September 30, 2013

GD Fae - Fitztown

A new challenge is up and running at the Fitztown Challenge Blog. It's anything goes with a twist something old/new. Head on over to enter your projects. Remember if you use a Fiztown image you will be entered in to win the prize!

I have colored this beautiful Fae image with my promarkers.  I went with more of the fall colors to fit the cooler weather we have been having.  I used my oldest papers, rhinestones and ribbon from my stash and a new doily that I had just found! It took me forever to find them.  I also used a new flower that I fell in love with.  Stickles were added to the flower centers. My handy glitter gel pen was used on the wings.  A shimmer spritz was used to make the flower glittery but it seems to have not really worked as well as I would have liked. I shall try some stickles next time!  Such a pleasure to work with this image!

Entering in the following challenges:

ART Card Challenges anything
crafts 4 eternity - anything
Wags n whiskers - sparkle
A creative romance - fairytale/wings
chocolate, coffee, cards challenge blog - flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge 26
digidesignchallengeblog- coloring skills
2 Sisters Challenge blog - anything
Sweet Stampin Challenge - things with wings
Emerald Faeries Challenge - magical creatures
The Crafty blogger network wings
Lexi's Creations - pink
Stampin' for the weekend - fairies and fantasy
Cute card thursday - ribbon
Anything goes challenge blog-out with the girls

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pumpkin Pickles

Hello again! My second post for the day. I saw this adorable image from Lacy Sunshine and just had to have him.  How cute is he? I colored him with my promarkers.  I followed the sketch from From the heart stamps for the card layout.  I used paper from my stash.  There is some stitching on the orange ribbon at the top and I did my first hand stitching around Pickles.  I added some cute pumpkin ribbon at the bottom and a party sentiment.  The bats are punched from an EK success punch.

Entering in the following challenges:

From the heart stamps sketch
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog -stitching
Loves rubberstamps challenge- fall
Oldie but a goodie challenge dies-punches
Delightful challenges - fall
Aud Sentiments challenge blog - child sentiment
The paper shelter- stitching
crafts 4 eternity - anything
Pattie's Creations Design - animals
digidesignschallenge blog - color skills
A gem of a challenge - black on your card
Send a smile 4 kids - anything
Come and get it challenge fall colors
Stampin with the dragon- yellow
Fairy tale challenge blog - bats, pumpkins, mushrooms


Hello my crafty friends! This is my first DT post for Challenges4Everybody and I am so excited to share it with you. It means so much that they have given me a chance to be a part of their team considering how new to card making I am! Head on over to enter your current projects for a chance to win the five images my wonderful DT buddies and I  have used to inspire you for this challenge! Sherri Baldy is our sponsor for this challenge.

 I have been a follower of this blog for awhile now and was so pleased to be offered a chance to be a part of their Design Team.  Tickled pink I guess you could say. So what better color scheme to use for my first card than pink of course.  I happen to be a huge fan of pink and chocolate colors together.  I just think they mesh so well.  I colored in this image by Sherri Baldy. How adorable is she with that long hair?  She reminded me of the film Tangled that my adorable nieces made me watch over and over! I am working on learning how to color and blend better. Practice, practice, practice.... Never give up! I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the leaves and glued together the flowers with a pearl added to the center.  Two cute little pink buttons were added next to the image.  I used my stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  The fun sentiment is a die cut sticker.  I added a hint of glitter to the flower in her hair and on the flowers on her legs with my glitter gel pen.  I used papers from my stash that I picked up at a yard sale earlier this summer. I have followed the sketch at Sketch and Stash for the card layout.  I really enjoyed making this card for my first DT post and hope to do many more in the future.
Entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash- sketch
Stamp and Create- birthday challenge
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes
Oldie but a goodie challenge - dies/punches
Anything Goes Challenge Blog- out with girls
Lej Designs Challenge Blog- layers
Inky Chicks - pretty in pink
  2 sisters challenge blog- anything
digidesignchallengeblog - coloring skills

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Just a few more days left to enter the Pearls, Ribbon and Lace challenge over at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Use of of their cute digis to be entered for a chance to win! I colored one of their kitten floral images with promarkers.  I added some stickles to each of the flowers to make them a bit more sparkly.  The sentiment and ball of yarn were stamped from an unknown clear stamp set that I had laying around that I felt went purrfectly with this image! Pearls and ribbon lace were added.  All the papers were from my stash.

Entering in the following challenges:
Mema's Crafts Flowers and Pearls
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-glamour and glitz
A gem of a challenge- pink and gems
Send a Smile 4 kids - anything
Creative Moments- anything
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog- sentiment for a child
Inky Chicks Challenge 13 pretty in pink
MIM #159 Anything
Paper Makeup Stamps - anything
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - anything

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pumpkin Fairy Hearts

Here is my first guest designer post for Fitztown Challenge Blog. Head on over to enter the current challenge Pearls, Lace and Ribbon.  You can win 3 digis from Fitztown if you use one of their images.  This is the Pumpkin Fairy Hearts digi.  How adorable is she?  I colored her with my promarkers. Some glitter was added to her wings with a glitter gel pen.  I added a pearl to the center of the flowers and attached it to the card.  Lace was added along the side.  All papers are from my stash.  I used my Stampin Up oval and scalloped oval to cut and mat the sentiment. 

Entering in the following challenges:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

DT Positions

I just wanted to share my joy and good news with you all! I have been chosen to be a design team member for two amazing challenge blogs. Challenges 4 Everybody and One Stitch At a Time. I am so proud to be chosen.  I look forward to working with everyone on both these teams and learning from the very talented ladies I am meeting. Expect lots more cards and hopefully some new techniques in the future!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GD Crafting with Dragonflies

Hi again!! Here is the card I made as a guest designer for Crafting with Dragonflies. I am very happy to be a guest designer for them! Very friendly and supportive they are! As a beginner card maker I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with challenge blogs. The challenge for the next two weeks there is using your scraps (5 designer papers).  So pull out your papers and get crafting! I made this fall/school themed card with papers from my stash.  I used Bookish Tia for my digi stamp from Some Odd Girl.  I love her stamps.  Very fun to color. I used a metal sticker for my sentiment.  Clear pearls were use around the image.  I matted each layer of designer paper with card stock.  I was told that it helps make each piece pop and I must say that person is correct! It is a technique I need to use more often.  I hope you enjoy this card!

Entering in the following challenges:

Great Impressions September Challenge Fall colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge More than 2 papers
House of Gilli Challenge 54 fall
CCH challenge 154 color challenge
Craft your passion challenges 180 Fall
The Pink Elephant Digi challenge
Crafty Boots Challenge A is for apple-apple on the paper
Lexi's Creations Challenge 99 Fall
Make it Monday (MMI) 158
Tammy's Scrappin Corner Challenge 80 Anything
Challenge 4 Everybody Challenge 29 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 59 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Fall
MilkCoffee Challenge Fall
One Stitch At a Time Challenge 181 Fall
613 Avenue Create Challenge 37 Fall anything goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge 16 Fall
Chocolate, Coffee, & cards Challenge 48 anything
Creatalicious Challenges School time

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blair Blaze

I love this witch image from Kenny K called Blair Blaze! The site is currently have a discount sale on their Halloween bundle so I had to get them to try out! I colored her with my Promarkers and added a bit of glitter on her belt with my gel glitter pen.  I used 5 pieces of designer paper with a Halloween theme.  A piece of lace was added across the top.  I had a lot of fun coloring this image.  The fire on her dress was my favorite part and I think it came out quite nice!My first time putting ink on the card stock around the image as well.  I think I need to get myself an ink applicator tool to help me ink the edges a bit more smoothly!

Entering the card in the following challenges:

KennyK's Krafty Crew- fall colors
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 118
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 200 anything
Send A smile 4 kids halloween challenge
Great Impressions September challenge
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Fall
Haunted Design House Halloween
Challenges 4 everybody 28
crafty sentiments designs anything goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge 103 Fall
Lej Designs Challenge 70 autumn
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 164 anything
Delightful Challenges Treat
Penny's Challenges 144 Anything
Emerald Faeries magic creatures

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friendship Card

Hi everyone! I recently purchased the Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up.  They were having a sale where you could get the kits for two months at $10 a piece instead of the normal $19.95. Perfect time for me to give it a try.  The kit came with card stock, designer paper, a small ink pad, acrylic block, the friend stamp and embellishments.  I put it all together and then decided to color and add a digital image from on of my favorite digital stamp companies Bugaboo Stamps. I colored the image with my Promarkers and added some glitter to the wings and hat with my gel glitter pen.  I love that pen. The easiest way for me to apply glitter and NOT get it all over the place.  I hope you enjoy this bright little card!

Entering in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug anything goes September challenge
Aud Sentiments Challenge any sentiment
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge 1
A Creative Romance CAS style
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 200 Anything
Crafty Calender Challenge Bear Hunt
613 Avenue Create Challenge 36 anything
Hobby Cutz Challenge 15
The Scrapbooking Queen digi challenge
MIM #157
The Crafty Bloggers Network wings
Craft Your Passion Challenge 179 glitter/gloss
Crafty Sentiments Design Anything
Creative Card Crew Challenge 44 Wings
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 164