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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!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Off to the ball

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs!


Theme this challenge is ATG

My GDT project:

This project features Off to the ball. Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers, pearls and a new die cut.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC

We would love to have you enter our challenge today! Head on over to see more amazing inspiration from my team mates and to link up.


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
craft your passion - flowers
the paper shelter - atg
penny challenges - atg
crafty girls - atg

Yellow theme

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Lacy Sunshine
Theme: add yellow
Stash:use yellow


My DT card:

I used this awesome image by Lacy Sunshine Colored with copics.  The paper is from my stash. I added  ribbon, flowers, gel squares and a buton.   The sentiment is from  Create with TLC. Card layout inspired by the sketch at sketch and stash

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
sketch and stash  92
 lacy sunshine - flowers
crafty ribbons - atg
crafty girls- atg

Monday, July 28, 2014

A unique blog hop

Hello everyone!  It's Monday!  I know we all hate Monday's right? I know I do! I'm here today to share with you a special hop.

I was tagged for this hop by my good friend Vicky Fortier of Crafting Vicky.  She tagged me on this post here.

How did I meet Vicky? If you read her post you will see that she isn't quite sure how it happened! I guess now is a good time as any to come clean, Vicky! I stalked her blog and creations for months before we started chatting and became friends! I always admired her work and stared at her projects each week for inspiration! Then one day she posted this awesome Valentines card that she thought no one would want so I knew that was my chance to snag one of her awesome creations! We have became great friends since! We share ideas, cards, supplies and lots of laughs. I am so thankful that she thought no one would want that card or else we may never have actually started chatting! Not to get all weepy eyed but I feel that she is closer to me than some of my friends here even though we have never met!



The start
Everyone always asks me how I started making cards! I love to pen pal! Weird, right? Who writes letters anymore? Well, there is a whole community of people who love the snail mail as much as I do! I saw some ladies making envelope art and sending handmade creations to their pals and I wanted to do that as well! at first, I just started with simple cards that now look ridiculous! I happened across another card marker who was a pen paller as well, Sammibug! We started chatting online and in letters! With her help, I have become the crafty person I am today!

What am I working on

These are just a few supplies I am using for a current project I am working on! Something I have never done before! I am trying to step out of my comfort zone. I also just got some dylusion sprays and journal to learn some mixed media art.


What do I create

I am mainly a card maker at the moment. I would love to venture into making some altered items. Wouldn't they make great gifts? I have thought about making some ATC's but they are so small! How can fit I fit bling on them?

 How does my creative process work and how do I get and stay inspired

I am on a few DT's which is great for me because it helps me stay focused to actually make projects instead of just staring at my supplies. I don't think I would have progressed nearly as much if it wasn't for the fact that I have DT spots. I get a lot of inspiration from other crafters. I admit that I don't have very many original thoughts so I need a little jump start from someone much more creative than me!

I put both questions together because basically the answer that I had put was good for both!

My style?  How does it differ?

My style..... well I think I am a clean and simple card maker. I see all these awesome cards loaded with die cuts and flowers. I would love to be that creative one day. I do see my style changing though the more I learn about crafting. I have been taking some coloring classes which are really helping me make the images look so much better. I have been getting a little more creative with the layouts and bling added

I have tagged a creative friend, who will be sharing their creative journey's with you next week Monday, 4 August 2014.  


Andrea is the owner of the Savvy Handmade Cards blog. She was kind enough to offer me a DT spot making projects for her blog each challenge. She is a super sweet and creative lady. I love her work. She is a stampin up demonstrator! She is always there to help me out if I ever need anything. Thank you Andrea. Can't wait to get to know you better.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Use purple

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Use purple.  Our sponsors are:


Di's Digi Downloads $12 Gift Cert

Stitchy Stamps $10 Gift Cert for images from

Bugaboo 7 images



My DT card:

I used this awesome image from Bugaboo stamps.  Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added some ribbon and gel squares. The sentiment is from Simply Betty.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch and stash.

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
sketch and stash

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vacation related

Hi all.    Open-Minded Crafting is having a new challenge starting today!  Our challenge this week is vacation related.

Sponsors:  Please go visit our sponsors and thank them for their generosity, we couldn't offer up such amazing prizes without them!

5 Great Sponsors ~
Prize ~ 3 images
Prize ~ 5 images
Prize ~ $5 Gift Certificate
Prize ~ $20 Gift Voucher




My DT card:






I used this adorable image from Art by Miran. This image just reminds me of a summer dayon vacation dressed for some shopping!  Colored with my new copics. I just love the pink copic range!  All the papers and buttons are from my stash.  I added a bunch of flowers. My first time trying to get fancy with an arrangement! Sentiment is from stampin up.  The card layout is inspired by the sketch at Tuesday morning sketch.

We would love to have you link up your creations with us this challenge.  Head on over to check out other amazing DT work!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
tuesday morning sketches
 art by miran - atg
crafty boots - summer
the pink elephant- summer
artistic inspirations - buttons

Lucy Loo Sexy girl

Hi all! I am here with my monthly project for  Crafting at the weekend. We are an anything goes papercrafting challenge

Challenge 2
Our Sponsors are
The East Wind
Lacy Sunshine




My DT card:



I used this awesome image called Lucy Loo Sexy girl  from The East Wind that I colored with my promakers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some bling, ribbon and a flower. The sentiment is from Create with TLC! The card layout is inspired by the sketch at Feeling Sketchy

We would love to have you link up your projects today!

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
feeling sketchy

the paper shelter - atg
crafty ribbon - atg
crafty girls - atg
crafty catz - atg

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crafty Sentiments July new release preview

 I'm participating in a new release at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog where the theme is "Christmas in July". We begin our two day preview today with the stamps available on July 25, 2014 at Crafty Sentiments Designs

My project
I've used the new image Christmas Seasons. Colored with promarkers. The papers are new from Joann Fabric loose section. I added a 3d poinsetta. The sentiment and punches are from stamping up! How adoable is this new image? She was so fun to color! I just love Christmas cards!

Head on over to check out the other new releases!


Hugs,

Erin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Movie time rio

Hi everyone! Did you know what Simply Betty Stamps is having a colorist call? I just love the images over there! I am excited to share with you my entry for the spot! I hope you like it.

I colored Movie Time Rio with my copics! I just got them and boy are they different to use than promarkers! I used lots of die cuts with this project! The papers are all digital from Digital Delights! Perfect for this image! I added a bunch of pearls! Sentiment goes with the image from Simply Betty. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sunday Sketch and stamp.


Hug,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges
sunday sketch and stamp
simply betty colorist call
crafty girls - atg
fairy tale challenge - digi
digi design challenge - dies/punches
the crazy challenge - die
paper makeup stamps - dies

Xmas in July

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Stitchy Bear
Theme: Christmas in July
Stash: glitter/stickles 




My DT card:




I used this awesome image by hope jacre doodles  Colored with promarkers. I used decorative scizzors to make the border around the image! The paper is from my stash. I added  pearls and glitter to the snowballs.   The sentiment is from stampin up as well as the punches. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Friday sketch challenge

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
friday sketch challenge
 http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-268-17th-of-july-christmas.html
jelly park challenge - xmas
my sheri crafts - xmas
send a smile for kids - xmas
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge layer it up

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mustache love

A new challenge is starting at Crafting From The Heart. Our theme this week is ATG! 






My DT card:



 I got to work with this super cute image by The Stamping Chef.  I colored it with my promarkers. All the papers are from my stash.  I added flowers and a sticker sentiment.  

We would love to have you link up your projects today.

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
the stamping chef - atg
penny's paper craft - atg
charisma cards - atg
crafty girls - atg
art by miran - atg


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Owl

A new challenge is starting at Hobby Cutz Challenge blog today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is ATG.   Our sponsor is the generous Hobby Cutz!





My DT card:





I used this awesome image from The Stamping Chef Colored with my promarkers. All the papers are from my stash.   I added some pearls and ribbon from my stash.  The flourish is from Hobby Cutz and painted with 3D stamp paint.  The card layout is inspired by the sketch at Sweet sketch wednesday

We would love to have you link up  your projects today!



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
sweet sketch wednesday
 the stamping chef

Flower pot pretty GDT

Hey everyone! I have an exciting project to share with you today for my GDT at Lacy Sunshine! I was so honored to be chosen to make a project to be featured on their blog for this challenge! I have always wanted to be a part of their team! Even for this short time I am grateful and hope to be back with them one day!

My GDT
I got to work with this amazing new flower pot pretty image! how cute is she? I fussy cut her and the flower that I added at the bottom of the pot I colored her with promarkers. All the papers are from my stash. I used some new dies that I bought for this project! I added some twine, bow, pearl and flowers (Thanks Vicky). I used some flower soft on the flowers in her hair! The sentiment is from The stampin chef. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Tuesday morning sketches!

We would love to have you play along with us this challenge!

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenge
tuesday morning sketches
digidesign challenge - dies/punches
wags n whiskers - atg
charisma cardz - atg
fab n funky - summer

Happy birthday Alyce!

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is Birthdays.  Our sponsors are:

Ikes Art 3  images

Stamping Chef 3 images

Fred she Said $10 Gift Cert

My DT card:




I used this awesome image from The Stamping Chef. How adorable is this Alyce image? Colored with copics. I just got them. This is my first time using all copics. I am normally a promarker user but loved the copics I got.  All the papers are from my stash. I added some ribbon, gems and wink of stella. The sentiment and punches are from stamping up.  Card layout inspired by the sketch  in the fanpage group on facebook for The Stamping Chef.

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Fan page group The stamping chef

Scribble and Scrap

Time for a new challenge  at Scribble and Scrap challenge blog.  The challenges are biweekly and the theme is always anything goes!



My DT card:




This image is a topper from Wee Stamps. I had heard about toppers but never used them until I saw a sale at Joann Fabric! I just had to try her out!  I used this digital paper pack by Scribble and Scrap .   I added some flowers! Sentiment from Scribble and Scrap.

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Keep it Simple Silly with Dee Dee's Digis

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Di's Digis  & DeeDee's Digis
Theme: K.I.S.S. -Keep it Simple Silly  -NO LAYERED cards
Stash: anything goes 




My DT card:








I used this awesome image and sentiment by Dee Dee's Digis.  Paper is from my stash! Boy was it hard to not layer up a card!

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Cold Christmas

Hi everyone! Time for  a new challenge at  Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Theme this challenge is Christmas in July

My GDT project:

This project features Cold Christmas. How adorable is she? Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers, gems and dots.  The die cut is new from Memory Box.  The sentiment and die cuts are from My Creative Time.  Card layout is inspired by sketch at Hanna and Friends.

We would love to have you enter our challenge today! Head on over to see more amazing inspiration from my team mates and to link up.


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
Hanna and Friends - sketch

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little helper

A new challenge is starting at Glitter and Sparkle today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is ATG.  Our sponsors are:



Crafty Sentiments 3 images

QKR Stampede 5 images

Stamping Boutique 3 or 4 if stamping boutique image used.

Eureka 5 images

The Doodle Garden 3 images
My DT card:



I used this awesome image from Doodle Garden Colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.   Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch and Stash

We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
sketch and stash 85

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sale at Scribble and Scrap

Scribble and scrap is having a sale starting tomorrow! Now is the time to stock up on papers and digis!

Steampunk mermaid

Hi all.    Open-Minded Crafting is having a new challenge starting today!  Our challenge this week is Water, water everywhere.

Sponsors:  Please go visit our sponsors and thank them for their generosity, we couldn't offer up such amazing prizes without them!
3 x Images

5 x Images

3 x images

4 x Images




My DT card:





I used this adorable image from Delicious Doodles.  Colored with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added steampunk gear border die and some clouds from Flourish with a Bling.

We would love to have you link up your creations with us this challenge.  Head on over to check out other amazing DT work!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
delicious doodles - atg

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hootie birthday

A new challenge is starting at Clear it Out Challenge Blog today! Come play with us! Reminder that the link up will now close at 8 pm on Monday nights!

Sponsor: Stampart by kathryn
Theme:Sketch
Stash:

 




My DT card:






I used this awesome image by Stampart by Kathryn  Colored with promarkers.  The paper is from my stash. I added twine, flowers with dot centers and gel squares.  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set! I really wanted to use this image for a birthday card for my sister! She loved it!
We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
crafty creations with wings
a gem of a challenge animal

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hey you

A new challenge is starting at Crafting From The Heart. Our theme this week is ATG! 

Challenge 26
Anything Goes
Our Sponsors this week
Art By Miran
artbymiran
offering 3 digi images

Sprinkle and Sparkle
 





My DT card:



 I got to work with this super cute image by Art by miran.  I colored it with my promarkers. All the papers are from my stash.  I added flowers, pearls and a new die cut.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Friday Sketch challenge
We would love to have you link up your projects today.

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
friday sketch challenge
 art by miran - atg