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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!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sassy Vamp

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

Sassy Studios 4 images

Fitztown 3 images

Inky Impressions  $10 Gift Cert

Kenny K 3 images


My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Kenny K Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added a star punch and enamel dots. The Sentiment and punches are from stamping up! Card layout inspired by a sketch at papertake weekly


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


Hugs,

Erin

Scirbble and Scrap Final post

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 is a precolored Wee Stamp topper  I used this digital paper pack by Scribble and Scrap .   I added a flower and gems! Sentiment from Scribble and Scrap.  This is my last post as a DT member. Wishing all my team the best and hope to continue to play along.

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CATW - Tiddly Ink

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

Sponsors are
Crafty Ribbons
All Dressed Up





My DT card:




I used this awesome image from Tiddly Inks that I colored with my copics.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers with stickles and gems. The sentiment and punches are from stamping up

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

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges
tiddly ink challenge blog - atg

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fitztown GDT

Hey everyone! I wanted to share my GDT project here with you for Fitztown! Have you seen their images? So many cute ones out there! It was so hard to decide which one to use. I settled on cameo 3. Colored with copics. All the papers and doily are form my stash. The banner was handmade with washi tape and twine. The sentiment and punches are from stamping up. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday.

 hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges
sketch saturday

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Add butterflies @ GnS

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


Di's Digi Downloads $12 Gift Cert

Stitchy Stamps $10 Gift Cert for images from

Lacy Sunshine 3 images

Bugaboo 7 images

Digistamps 4 joy  5 images


My DT card:




I used this awesome image from Digistamps 4 joy.  Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added flowers and a butterfly. 


Second Dt Project

This card features an image by Lacy Sunshine. Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. The sentiment and punches are from stamping up.
We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last Days of Summer

Hi all.    It's time for the midway post at Open-Minded Crafting !  Our challenge this week is Last days of summer.

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

4 x images
5 x Images

$20 Gift Certificate



My DT card:








I used this adorable pre colored image from the Paper shelter. I added some flowers

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hush little bunny

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


Ike's Art 3 images

Stamping Chef 3 images

Patties Creations 2 images

My DT card:




I used this awesome image from The Stamping chef.  Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added some buttons, metal corner pieces and flowers. The sentiment and punches are from Stamping Up! Card layout inspired by the sketch at tuesday morning sketches
We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
 tuesday morning sketches

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Altered clipboard

Here is my final make as GDT for Art by Miran this month!It is over so fast! I am honored to have been given the chance!

I used this adorable chef image! I decided to alter something for the first time ever! I altered this clip board for a back to school project! Cooking class! I glued down all the paper and used mod podge to seal it! I want to make a few more clipboard and pain the tops to match! She is colored with copics! The papers are from my stash!
Head on over to the blog today! Or better yet go get yourself this image to play with!

Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just for fun

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


Theme this challenge is ATG

My DT project:


This project features Just for fun. Colored with copics.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers, ribbon, bow, button and a 3d sticker sentiment.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at sketch n stash

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:
sketch n stash - sketch

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weddings @ Glitter n Sparkle

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


Crafty Sentiments 3 images

QKR Stampede  5 images

Stamping Boutique  3 images or 4 if using a stamping boutique image

Eureka 5 images

Sentimental Susan 5 images

Aurora Wings $10 Gift Cert


My DT card:



I used this awesome image from The stamping Boutique.  Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added some peal hearts and a flower with glitter. The sentiment and punches are from Stamping Up.
We would love to have you link up your projects today!


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer food

Hi all.    It's time for the midway post at Open-Minded Crafting !  Our challenge this week is summer food.

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

2 Sheets of Digis

3 x Images



My DT card:







I used this adorable image that was a freebie from The East Wind. This image just reminds me of a summer food since she is a little gardener growing her own fruits and veggies!  Colored with my new copics.   All the papers are digital from Scrappiness Designs.  I added a bunch of flowers buttons

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, August 5, 2014

Sketch @ Clear it out

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: Bugaboo
Theme: sketch
Stash:die cuts



My DT card:


I used this awesome image by Bugaboo Stamps! Colored with copics.  The paper is from my stash. I added gel squares and a new butterfly corner die.   The sentiment is from  Create with TLC.

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sugar skull

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

Our sponsors are
A Day For Daisies
Aurora Wings





My DT card:


 I got to work with this super cute image by Aurora Wings.  I colored it with my promarkers.The paper is digital from Delicious Doodles.  I added flower lace, pearls and a lovely butterfly from Karla's.  

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

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
paper makeup stamps - atg
digi design - lace and pearls
a step in the dark - atg
left of center - atg dark

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Owl trio

A new challenge is starting at Hobby Cutz Challenge blog today! Come play with us! Our theme this week is a sketch.   Our sponsor is the generous Aurora Wings
My DT card:





I used this awesome image from Aurora Wings.  Colored with my copics.  All the papers are from my stash.   I added some pearls from my stash.  I added some lace, twine, buttons and gel squares! The flowers are from Hobby Cutz.  

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



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
fab n funky - wild side
sassy studio designs - string

Vintage beauty

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 from Scibble and Scrap. Colored with copics!  I used this digital paper pack by Scribble and Scrap .   I added some flowers and ribbon! Sentiment from Scribble and Scrap. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Papertake Weekly!

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
paper take weekly sketch

Birdhouse

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



Delicious Doodles 4 images

fresh brewed 3 images

Sassy Studios 4 images

Scribbles Designs 3 images


My DT card:


I used this awesome image from Scribbles Designs.  Colored with copics. All the papers are from my stash. I added some fabric washi tape and stickles to the leaves. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Moving along with the times.

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
moving along with the times

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Art by Miran - Back to school

I am excited to having been chosen to GDT at Art by Miran this month! I just love all the images they have! So much fun to color and work with! I can't begin to describe how pleased I am to have been picked! Here is my first project to share with you! The theme is back to school!

Doesn't this image just scream back to school? She is colored with copics! The papers are from my stash! I added a flower, pearls, star punches with stickles and glossy accents to the book! I just loves working with her!

Head on over to the blog today! Or better yet go get yourself this image to play with!

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges


Friday, August 1, 2014

Sandwhich betty

Hi all! I wanted to share my card that I made for Corinne as part of the Summerween Swap! I hope you like her! Featuring Sandwhich BEtty
Colored with promarkers. I used paper from my stash.  Papers were distressed with a tim holtz tool. I added a pumpkin button, skull washi tape, a fence die cut and some spider punches with googly eyes! I had so much fun making her! I hope Corinne enjoyed this card!

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges
the crazy challenge - dies/pucnhes
love to create - summer
die cutting divas -atg
inky impressions - atg
the sisterhood of crafters - dies/punches
4 crafty chicks - atg
milk coffee challenge - dies punches


Summerween blog hop

Hi all! I participated in the Summerween swap over in the Simply Betty Fan Page group! It is so much fun doing these swaps! We have a minimum of $25 as a limit!  We all have to make a card to send to our swap partner as well featuring a Simply Betty image. My partner this time was the fabulous Corinne Jones from Wish Upon A Scrap. She made me not one but THREE cards! She is way too kind and her work is just fabulous! And she sent me so much lovely things to play with I am just so excited! We are doing a blog hop today to show all the goodies! The hop list will be at the end of my post!

These are the super cute paper pads she sent me to play with. Do you see the cute little owls peeking out at you?


These are the clear stamps she sent me! There are some awesome Simply Betty ones in there that I have never seen before!

Random bits of crafty goodies. Chalk, candi, die cut packs, ribbon and a grungeboard piece! Plus my favorite, a la la land die! I just love la la land!

Where in the world did this lady manage to find Halloween socks in the middle of summer? Look at those spiders!! I just love the magnet as well!!

Here is one of the cards she sent me as well as some grey copics! I don't have many copics but am loving the few I have! Excited to know how some more to play with! Here are her two other cards she sent me! Doesn't she rock?

 Corrine went above and beyond this swap! I just love everything! Thank you so much! I can't wait for the next swap!!


Hop List
Hop Date August 1st @ 12:00 noon PST

1. Betty Roberts
http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/

 Corinne Jones
http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com

Sheri Loatwall
http://mamasscrappin.blogspot.com

Kelli Hull
http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com

 Anita Blake
http://kardmakingheaven.blogspot.co.uk

Emily Thubbron
www.emsmanythoughts.blogspot.com

 Marie Franklin
http://marie97-lotlot.blogspot.com/

 Erin Stephenson
http://erinsowlnest.blogspot.com/

Jackie Randolph
http://papermoments.blogspot.com/

Roz Wolfe
http://wolfepak5.blogspot.com

Lucy Gregg
http://loopylass2010.blogspot.co.uk/

 Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
http://stampingsister.blogspot.com

 Kathy Gillon
http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com

 Kelly Halverson
http://copickelly.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Erin





Strawberries

Time for a new challenge at Savvy Handmade Cards.  Our challenge is a photo inspiration! The challenges will now be a month long for the summer.  More time to come play with us.






My DT card:



I used this adorable image from Simply Betty. Colored with copics. I used some digital paper but I am not sure where it came from.  I added some new leaf corner die cuts, flowers and gems.  The sentiment is from My Creative time as well as the dies used!

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


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
milk coffee challenge - 2 or ore die cuts
crafty little fairies - summer fun
crafting by designs - atg
the sisterhood of crafters - dies/punches
divas by design - atg
the paper shelter - atg
inky impressions - atg
paper pretties - red/green
love to create - summer
crazy challenge - die/punch
whoopsi daisy - 2 or more die