Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunshine Mail.org---Balloons!

Things are looking UP!  Balloons-the theme for the bi-weekly challenge at Sunshine Mail. org.  These darling images are from Bugaboo, a company that is wonderfully supportive of Sunshine Mail.

My DP for the monkey image is "Make a Wish" by Creative Imaginations.  On the second image, I used Basic Grey-What's Up!  I hope these cards will bring a smile to someone!

For information on joining the challenge, for donating cards, please head over to 

Other challenges I plan to enter:
Celebrate the Occasion W1E - #110 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2W, 3E - All About Animals (Week 1)
LEJ Designs WSIO - #51 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Alway's Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl's #164 April Showers...

Dawn is our Sassy Cheryl's hostess this week and the theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers!  Very appropriate as it is raining as I write this post!  I used cutie patootie Charlie for this week's challenge.  I colored her with Copics. and embellished with a few flowers because, well, May is coming, sooner rather than later!  Actually, the flowers ARE blooming and the pollen is thick  The rain is welcome to wash some of that yellow stuff away!

I hope you join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.  Remember to use one of Cheryl's oh, so wonderful images.  If your a fan of "rubbah", Cheryl offers some of her images in red rubber now.  Mine just arrived, and I can't wait to ink them up!

The store can be found HERE.
The challenge can be found HERE.

My fellow DT:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: #163 Monochromatic

Sassy Dawn is our hostess for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.  She wants us to do a monochromatic.  I tried GREY.  I did cheat just a bit...used my E's for her little face-grey would have been deadly!  

I used a My Mind's Eye pad: Meadow Lark, and colored with Copics.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: #162 A Sketch!

Jackie is our hostess this week at Sassy Cheryl's.  She's created this wonderful sketch for us to use...

I colored with Copics.  Easy peasy card!

Do join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunshine Mail.org: In My Garden


It's time for another Sunshine Mail challenge!  Do jump on over to the blog for information about this month's challenges.  there are lots of fabulous prizes available!  Sunshine provides cards to children who may be struggling with health issues.  They are in real need-sadly, too many children are sick.

OAK POND CREATIONS is  our sponsor for this challenge.  How cute is this image?! 
 I love this little guy!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's: #161 Anything Goes...

Our hostess this week at Sassy Cheryl's is Jackie and she says, "Heaven knows, anything goes!"  Sweet freedom...do what you enjoy and use a Sassy Cheryl's image!  What could be easier then that?!

This one is pretty simple---I tend to do simple.  I colored with Copics and used a few punches, some twine, mini staples...yup, pretty simple.

I was on a roll.  That happens sometimes, so...


Three different cards, all using the same image...fun, huh?!

So, I do hope you'll join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Oak Pond's Creations Birthday Bash!

Oak Pond Creation's is having a birthday bash and the prize is awesome!  
Be sure to check it out HERE!

I'm going to enter!  Isn't this little frog cute?!  I colored him with Copics.  I pulled out a Stampin' Up punch, my Tim Holtz mini stapler...

The Challenge Rules
*Your paper creation must contain an Oak Pond Creations image.
*Post your card on your blog.
*Your post must contain a link back to OPC's Birthday Bash Challenge.
*Enter the direct link to your Birthday Bash Challenge entry using the Inlinkz tool below.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sassy Cheryls: #160 A Sketch

This week, Mz. Sassy Judy is our hostess over at Sassy Cheryl's.  She has provided us with a terrific sketch!  Just use on of Sassy Cheryl's fabulous images, color it up and pop it in!

This is the sketch.  I really like it :-)

If you follow Sassy Cheryl, you know she has just introduced some rubber stamps.  The above image comes as a digi, and is now available in rubber!  I preordered mine!  As much as I love digs, there is something quite gratifying about using rubber.

I'm trying to finish my cards-yeah, I know...novel concept!  Seriously, in the past, I didn't always finish the inside, just slapped it on a card...but, I've decided to step it up.  This image also came with these cutie patootie birds...how cute are they?!

I hope you will join us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sunshine Mail.Org---FLOWERS!

available at KIM'S CUTIES

...and the inside....

I used Basic Grey DP-actually a Valentine's Day pad but hearts are good anytime of year!  I colored with Copics.  I used a number of punches and a bit of ribbon!

Okay, friends, the challenge for the next two weeks at Sunshine is FLOWERS!  How wouldn't appreciate getting a card in the mail with this pretty image?

BIG doings-an April card drive!  
We NEED your cards to brighten a child's day and if that isn't incentive enough, check out the 
There are fabulous prizes offered this month!  For all the details, go HERE!

Other challenges I plan to enter with this card:
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Easter/Spring
Crafty Bloggers Network - MSIO - (April) Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenge Blog - 2W, E3, C10 - (1st week) Easter/Spring
House of Gilli - M, SIO - (March) Flowers and/or Ribbon
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (1st week) Punches and/or Dies
Marker POP Challenge - 2W, 2E, must use Markers - (1st week) Anything Goes

Sunshine Mail Foundation a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages. Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in hospitals, homeless shelters, foster care and children facing medical challenges.

Art Impressions-Spring Chicken Set

AI Spring Chicken Set AI Clean and Simple.  While I do appreciate a fussy card, my style tends to be "Clean and Simple"...