Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pink Cat Studio's cool new innovation!

If you are a Pink Cat Studio fan as I am you will love the new program Melissa has just created!  Check out the link below!  Your going to love it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #1 - Halloween

Welcome to the first challenge at the Queen's Royal Digi Challenge!

The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge will be held on the last monday of every month and this months theme is Halloween!

Create a card with a digital image and head over and join in...

There are many wonderful prizes to be won!

I worked with images from one of the many sponsors:

Prize - 5 digital images

My DT cards are:

Lifestyle Crafts - rounded square die cuts and C&C designs label die

My Favorite Things - banner, flower dies and Spider web die from Quickutz, bat die from cuttlebug, leaves buttons, brown twine, distress inks - tea dye.

There is nothing better than Pink Cat Studio's Halloween images! Love them!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge - Easel Cards

At OSCC the newest challenge is Easel Cards....

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: 10.00 GC 

My DT card for this challenge is:

The easel card I found is not the easiest card too make.  But I am sure given time it will become an easier project to make.  I used the cricut to make the frame using Happy Haunting Cartridge,  the tree, house and ghost are from Quickutz dies.

Head over to and enter your card today.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gone Bananas

Yes,  I think I have gone Bananas.  In more ways than one.  LOL That happens sometimes when you have kids.  Well seriously.  I love this banana kid image it is just too much fun!

I just had to put him on a banana card too.  See I told you I have gone bananas!

You just have to have humor to get through life without losing your mind.  You know what I mean?  When you need a little humor go over to Hambo Stamps and pick up one of their lovely images.  You can add a little humor into someone's day.  Nothing is better than a little laugh now and then.

Hambo stamps image - banana kid


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The little girls are so into the 70's things right now so when I saw this image I thought it would make a perfect 70's birthday card for a special little girl.

So groovy... :)  the image is a tickled pink image called lil fashionette 60's willow.

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - Fall Colors

It's that time of the year when the beautiful colors of fall start showing up everywhere.  So we thought it would make for a perfect challenge theme to use the colors of fall.

We have two sponsors for this challenge so we will be picking two winners.

prize - three digital images

My DT card for this challenge:
Image: Acorn Mouse by Meljen's Designs, Spellbinders square dies, 
Quickutz leaves dies, 

Please head over to and enter your project today! We are looking forward to seeing what you create.  It can be a L.O., card, altered project, anything.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hambo Hoedown House Challenge

It is time for another hoedown!  This week's hoedown is to use the house digi and add something from your home you wouldn't ordinarily add to a card.  

For my household item, I added staples... for the little stones leading up to the front porch of the house.  It is not an item I would normal put on a card.  I went a little crazy with the flowers on this card but this time of the year is so fun with all the pretty fall colors.  Take care.

Hambo Hoedown - household item
die cut dreams - flower power

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I want candy...

Tickled Pink Stamps is having a Rip something challenge and I thought it would be a great challenge to join.

Here is my rip card:

I used Lil Pinkette Witch Audrey image from Tickled Pink Stamps.  You can find this image here.

Recollections - Midnight Magic paper
Recollection - flowers
Lifestyle Crafts - ovals
Viva Decor - silver

tickled pink stamps - rip something

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Got Candy?

Good Evening!  I made a card with the Hambo Stamp - Wee Henrietta Witch image.  I wanted her to be a bit muted so  I used an orange distress ink to accomplish that.  The effect was perfect.

Recollections midnight magic paper
Spellbinders die
Hambo - Wee Henrietta Witch
Glitter candy stickers
Distress Inks - black soot
Distress Inks - orange marmalade
white gel pen

whimsie doodles - photo inspiration
CMIT - halloween
crazy 4 challenges - pumpkin
designed 2 delight - girls and glitter

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Hop - "Sing Your Art Out"

Welcome to "Sing Your Art Out" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends, customers, and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict song titles! It might be our favorite song, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Debbie you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!
A prize will be awarded to one participant whose song-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a singin' wingin' way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the hop. The winners will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, September 21. 

My creation is "A Spooky Wall hanging"!  I am so excited to show this to you all! My kids and their friends gave me a "that's cool" when they saw this wall hanging so who could ask for more.  :)  I have been working on this ever since Monica posted that their would be a customer blog hop!  Thanks Monica for the fun hop!  Can you guess what song I was going for with this project??

The song I was going for is "Monster Mash"!  I thought is was a perfect song to go with all the cool Hambo Halloween Monster images.  They are just SPOOKY!  LOL  Their are six panels and a fun Hambo image is on each panel.  In our house Halloween is huge so this will be used every year!  I hope you like it and get inspired to create something fun for your own home.

There are so many talented ladies involved in this hop so please checkout the fun things they created and leave some lovely comments to let them know they did a great job!

Warm up those vocal chords and be prepared to sing! Now hop on over to Bonnie - for another great sing-along song!

CMIT - halloween
creatalicious challenges - anything goes
kaboodle doodles - chipboard (backing and letters)
tuesday throwdown - pearls ( on letter "O")
digital tuesday - celebrate season (FALL)
Reasonalbe ribbon - autumn
Whimsie Doodles - Photo inspiration
fab n funky - bingo (embellishment, ribbon, die cuts)
cute card thursday - anything goes
Cardmadfairy's -layers
clearly i stamp - glitter
frosted designs - punches
floweret stamplar - halloween
cuddly buddly - recipe
inspire me fridays - anything goes

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mark your Calendars!!

"Sing Your Art Out" Blog Hop
Friday, September 16
7:00 AM CST

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Creative Card Crew - Babies

Hello!  Whow is it the 13th of September already?  The year is just flying by!  Some of the DT have little bundle of joys on the way and some have little grandchildren on the way so we decided to make this challenge theme BABIES in honor of all the new little ones coming into the world.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

My DT card for this challenge is:
I made a baby shoe using my silhouette and MFT things tag. The silhouette has some really cool die cut designs!
Head over to and enter your baby project today!

Take care!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge

I am excited to announce that I was chosen to be part of the Queen's Royal Court!

Have you HEARD the news...
The Queen's Royal Court is very happy
to announce that
Paper Playtime's DIGI MONDAY has MOVED to a NEW Location!  
You can now play along with Digi Mondays over at my good friend's blog 
who has renamed it accordingly to 
The first challenge will be on 
Monday, September 26th.
 You will still be able to find The Queen's Royal Digi Challenges on the 
LAST Mondays of every month!  Yeah!  Mark your calendars to play along!
Make sure you come back and play with us...

Hambo Hoedown - Colors of Autumn using the set of flowers digi

Good Morning Everyone!

It is time for another Hambo Hoedown challenge using the set of flowers digital image.  There are a set of three flowers included in this set but I was inspired to create a clean and simple card using just one of the flowers.  Hopefully that still qualifies for this challenge.

Here is the card I created for this challenge:
Head over and join in on the challenge here!

joyful stamper -inspire me fridays
crafting when we can- ch 1
creative inspirations paint - ribbon
robyns fetish - anything goes

Saturday, September 10, 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge - Food and Drink

Today starts another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and the theme of this challenge is food and Drink. So go over to to enter your project today.

The sponsor for this challenge is:

I was given a lovely image of a basket of apples to use for this challenge.  I decided to make the basket and apples have dimension so I used paper piecing and pop up dots to achieve this look.

Here is my card using the apple basket image from Robyn's Fetish

The flower is made using a MFT die.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crafting for all Seasons - Birthday Challenge

Crafting for all Seasons is having another challenge! Our theme this challenge is Birthday!

Come on over to the blog and check out all the winning entries from the Bingo challenge!  There were so many incredible projects we could not stop at just three winners!  Thank you everyone for your wonderful entries last challenge. We can't wait to see what everyone makes for this new challenge.  We would love to see layouts, altered projects, cards, and other fun ideas.  Keep them coming!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
Check out her lovely images at her new shop

The prize for this challenge is 4 digital images!

Here is my card using "Birthday Bee" from Meljen's Designs:
Since bees are black and yellow,  I wanted to try and stay with those two colors in making this card.  
What do you think?  

Image - birthday bee by Meljen's Designs
Scalloped die by Spellbinders
banner die by lifestyle crafts
scalloped border die - MFT
yellow viva decor
crystal stickles

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Alien Spaceship

It's time for another Hambo Hoedown.  This weeks theme is to use the Alien Spaceship and add dimension.  I so love this image so this was a really fun challenge for me!  :)

I created this card for the challenge:

I used Hambo images Alien Spaceship and the Space Boy Set, Swirl made using the Silhouette, glitter and star brads.  You can find these images HERE!  I added some dimension by popping up the spaceship and green planet.

Hambo Hoedown - dimension
card makin mams - digital
clearly inspired - dp
inspire me fridays - anything goes
OCL -anything goes
show and tell - anything goes
stamp something - digi days

Thursday, September 1, 2011

See you soon...

During my visit with my mom, I bought some Tim Holtz stamps.  They were just begging to be used...  :)  So today, I made this card with them.

It will make a great card to send to my mom to let her know I will visit again soon.

Tim Holtz - Air Travel
Sizzix - accordion flower
Foliage - Silhouette
Quickutz - tag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye

the craft pad - distressing
charisma cardz - anything goes
hanna and friends - brown and another color