Monday, September 26, 2011


What a great play on words for a fall birthday card.
We always need more birthday cards.
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in light suntan, sand, willow, mustard, mauve shadow
Inks: Marvy Matchables sponged onto pear in old gold, crimson
Embellishments: button, bakers twine
Tools: Punches, mounting foam

The Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - punches
Card Mad Fairy - layers
Creative Craft World - fall
Daisy Doodles - Fall, plus use digi
Digi Doodles - autumn colors
Dream Valley - buttons
Paper Creations Ink -buttons or bow
Paper Sundaes - anything goes
Simon Says - punches/dies
Stamps R Us - birthday
Sweet Stamping - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - plaid or gingham
There's Magic in the Air - 3 punches or dies
Woodware USA - Fall

Have a "Pearfectly" Wonderful Day 
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scary Times

Scary Times.
Halloween is Approaching.
Easel cards are one of my favorite folds and that is the theme at Pile it On this week (beginning Sunday September 25). The sponsor this week is Technique Junkie Newsletter - they have so many ideas such as special card folds.. There are so many fun "fancy folds" you can try for this fun challenge.

The Creative Details:
Images: Halloween Stamp set (Recollections)
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, orange, leaf green, sand
Embellishments: button, dotted grosgrain ribbon, colored rhinestones
Tools: Border punch, Embossing pad (circles)

The Challenges:
Bows and Berries - anything goes
Crazy for Challenges - halloween
Delightful Challenge - Happy fall
Do You Stack Up - Duo (use image twice - pumpkin)
4 Crafty Chicks - fall
Hiding in My Craftroom - halloween
Just Some Lines - fall
Kaboodle Doodles - lots of Layers
Lil Red Wagon - repeat a stamped image (pumpkins)
Lexi's Creations - card for child
One Stop Craft Challenge - easel
Paper Cutz - buttons
Paper Pretties - fall colors
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - fall colors
Southern Girls - anything goes
Stamp with Fun - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - fall
Victorine - Easel cards

Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Frolic in the leaves

Frolic in the Leaves.
Its that time of year!
Pull out your fall colors. Then try a new technique by making a focal point
and surround it with similar items to
 help carry out your theme throughout the card.

 The Creative Details:
Image:Whimsy Stamps (Stamp Art Designs), Assorted leaf stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, hazelnut, leaf green, sand, willow, lipstick orange, pale blackberry
Embellishments: sheet ribbon, butterfly stickers, mounting foam

The Challenges:
Catered Crop - follow the recipe
Crafts for Eternity - autumn days
Craft Lounge - patterned papers
Fussy and Fancy - new technique
Moving Along With the Times - Use the recipe
 Paper Play - leaves
Paper Players - use an animal or a plant
Play Date Cafe - photo Inspiration
Scrap-Creations- anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - fall colors
Shelly's Images - burnt orange, maroon, brown
Top Tip Tuesday - for kids
Tuesday Throwdown - fall

Today was the first day of Fall.
Find some leaves - have some fun.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I found this template in a magazine and I could not resist making a little Halloween
scene with it and using some of my new Halloween stamps.
 I love the possibilites with this template.

The Creative Details
Image: Impression Obsession Stamps
Embellishments: Leaves, dotted grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin sticker, bat sticker,
 spider web brad, stickles, die cut spider webs, gems
Techniques - stitching, layering

The Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - stitching
Catch the Bug - Create a scene
Creatalicious - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - use a pumpkin
Crafty Pad - sparkle
Designed to Delight - girls and glitter
Digi Designs - anything goes
Friday Mash-up - orange and yellows
Paper Variety - use stickers
Pennys Paper Crafting - fall
Pile it On - Fall Colors
The Squirrel & Fox - anything goes
Send a Smile for Kids - autumn or Halloween
Squiggle and Giggles - Autumn colors

Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall KIds at Play

Time for throwing leaves.
Time for carving pumpkins.
Time for having fun.

 The Creative Details
Image: Impression Obsession
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, orange, leaf green, willow, lavender, raspberry
Embellishments: Fabric letter stickers, sheer ribbon, stickles, felt leaf, rhinestones
Techniques: stitching
The Challenges:
Art with No Boundaries - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - autumn
My Craft Spot - harvest
Crafty Purple Frog - falling for fall
Crafty Ribbon Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Digi Doodles Shop- autumn colors
My Grafico - outdoor fun
Impression Obsession - Fall (must use IO stamps)
My Time to Craft - use many colors
Our Craft Lounge - color inspiration (fall)
Raise the Bar - leaves
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Autumn
Rubber Cafe - fall
Scrapbook Sisters - indian summer
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes

Fall in love with Fall
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Flowers

Fall Flowers.
The last days for flowers are fast approaching here in the northeast.
I love snapdragons and have some in this very color.
They just have a few more weeks left so I'll try and enjoy them.

The Creative Details:
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, orange, leaf green, olive, napoli yellow, sand
Embellishments: Sheer ribbons, metal rimmed tag, black buttons

The Challenges:
Come and Get It -red, brown, orange
Crafting When We Can - do it your way
Crazy for Challenges - orange, green, yellow, brown
CMC Copic Challenge - fall or Halloween colors
Digi Design Challenge - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Autumn
Sentimental Sundays - autumn, plus a sentiment
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - thank you
Totally Papercrafts - buttons
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes

Enjoy Your Favorite Flower!
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, September 10, 2011


It's time to cheer this week at Pile it On where the challenge is "Layer it" beginning on Sunday September 11.  Show us some layers on your project - easy. Our great sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy. So, start layering your cards and projects up. 

The Creative Details:
Image: Stamp Fairy
Colors: Copic markers
Embellishments: Banner (Jenni Bowlin), star rhinestones, clear rhinestones,
diamond and red stickles, bakers twine
Techniques: Paper piecing
Tools: Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle punch

The Challenges:
Blog a doodle - anything goes
Catch the Bug - punches
Challenges by AR - something sporty
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - children
Crafty Catz - ribbon
Crazy Challenge - stripes or dots
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - bling it
Divas By Design - back to school
For Fun Challenges - kids at play
Fussy and Fancy - back to school
Icopic Lover - glitter
Lady Bug Crafts - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - layers
Paper Cupcakes - back to school
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Phindy's Place - stripes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Speedy the Cat - Punch it
Woodware USA - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spook or Treat?

Spook or Treat?
Take a careful look at the wreath and you will see the little bats. Spooky!
This cute wreath is one of the new September releases at the Doodle Pantry. Place an order and you get this wreath free.And, even better there is Labor Day special -- from September 5 - 7 you get 30% off. Sounds good to me - check it out.

The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment - Doodle Pantry (new September release)
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, anise, willow, napoli yellow, orange, lavender
Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon. rhinestones, spider brad, bat sticker
Designer Paper: Doodle Pantry
Techniques: Circle easel card

The Challenges:
Bee Crafty - borders/frames
Bunny Zoe - easel card
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - anything goes
Desert Island Challenges - dimension, green, sentiment
Our Creative Corner - use a focal point
Polka Doodles -autumn leaves

Have a great day.
Stay Warm Harted,

Strut Your Stuff

Its Your Birthday
Strut Your Stuff!

The Creative Details:
Digital Image and Sentiment: The Doodle Pantry (new this month)
Colors: Copic Markers in begonia pink, shock pink, napoli yellow, orange,
Embellishments: Pink feathers, grosgrain ribbon, pink dew drops
Tools - border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts

The Challenges:
Alys Sunday - Add a bow
Card Makin Mamas - use a digital image
Copic Creations - pink
Corrosive - Play on words
Crazy Challenge - spots or stripes
Craft us Crazy - favorite embellie (ribbon)
Our Craft Lounge - anything goes
Pile it On - anything with a "B" (used buttons and bows)
Poodles Parlour - Animal Antics

Strut Your Stuff
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Trick or Treat Bag

Trick or Treat Bag.
Yes, it almost that time again and the candy is already being stocked in the stores. But, who could resist this adorable trick or treat bag. It's all about "B" at Pile it On beginning Sunday September. Make a card featuring something with "B.  Lots of possibilities with that one such as brads, bling, bow or bag. And, our sponsor this week is Simon Says with a great gift certificate for the winning entry.

The Creative Details:
Image: Recollections
Template for Bag: Krisi's Kreations
Coloring: Copic Markers in orange, apricot, leaf green, sand, napoli yellow, mellow peach
Embellishments: Ribbon, metal brad, pumpkin sticker, flourish glitter sticker
Techniques: pleated flower

The Challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps - orange, green, yellow
Bug a Boo - anything goes
Pile it On - all about "B"
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Cute and Girly Challenge - all things bright and beautiful
Crafty Catz - monochromatic
Craft us Crazy - autumn colors
Delightful Challenges - Halloween
Delicious Doodles - use something new
Just Some Lines - anything but a card
Paper Pretties - anything but a card
Secret Crafter - autumn colors
Squiggles and Giggles - halloween
Sweet Stamping - anything but a birthday
Totally Papercrafts - anything but a card
Wags and Whiskers - anything but a card

Have a Great Day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Color My World

You Color My World.
A Great Sentiment.

Isn't this the cutest peacock ever. I think she has all kinds of personality plus. There are lots of coloring possibilities too with this cutie from the Doodle Pantry where I am guest designer for September. Doodle Pantry has lots of designs from cute animals and bugs to elegant flowers. Check it out!

The Creative Details
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in cream, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow green, orange,
apricot and robins egg blue (from Stamping Scrapping)
Embellishments:  Grosgrain ribbon, paper flowers (Prima), rhinestones
Tools: Nestibilities diecut, EK Success border punch
Techniques: Center Stair Step

The Challenges:
Art Impressions - dots and spots
Bearly Mine - flowers
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - friendly critters
Heart Song Inspiration - Favorite color combo
Hooked on Crafts - something with wings
Lil Red Wagon - border punch
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Stamps R Us - anything goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - anything goes
Woodware USA 3-2-1 challenge
My Mums Craft Shop - 1/2/3 one image, 2 flowers, 3 papers
My Time to Craft - - In bloom
Tuesday Throwdown - play on words

Color Someone's World Today
Stay Warm Harted,