Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Along with the spring comes a little RAIN...

Sooooooo much fun to "colour"...

Make It Colourful colouring BACKGROUNDS

One of our new scenery stamps...

Every Wednesday The Pixie Cottage offers your choice of 2 for the challenge...

this week's sketch.....

or this week's theme: STITCHING...

:) we're not the only one...

Sugar Creek Hollow sensational stitching

Use one or combine them both

Link back your NEW creation to The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win... Pixie Cottage Stamps

Inspiration from the colors in this photo from: Paper Sundaes

With similar colors inspired by the following montage and palette from:

I combined both the sketch and lots of stitching...

Hold onto your hat Tilda it's beginning to be a blustery day.......

2 Sisters make your own embellishments--clouds Sweet Stampin Challenge

weather RAIN or shine…windy with RAIN! Remember to...

Are you ready to COLOR eggs???

Here is an ARTist that truly gets into his work!

New from Paper Pretties ...

Inspired by this Sketch from: Card Patterns

With Color Inspiration from: Claudia and Company

And the creative challenge from Paper Pretties to showcase BLING.

Link back your NEW creations to Paper Pretties for a chance to win!!

I made this...

Splashing a little colorful cuteness into these challenges:

Totally Papercrafts cuddly cute

May your day be bright, cheery

and blooming with Hoppiness!

Monday, March 28, 2011

jelly beans, peeps, and eggs OH MY!

It's Monday again...time for Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...

what's not to love double debut...

first up:

Adding a little sweetness to these challenges:

Tellen’s Place texture Wags n Whiskers Spring Sparkles forum Spring

Continuing with our Sweet Easter theme this rabbit wishes that you...

Have A Colorful Easter digi by ARTish

tune in Wednesday to see what I create with him.

For instant inspiration;

check out our Design Team's fabulous creations today and tomorrow... at Paper Pretties


digi Stamp set to benefit Cystic Fibrosis

Have a marvelous day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy BIRD-day Miss Frances...

Happy BIRD-day to you!
Welcome to the party!
The girls at Paper Pretties are having one of their spectacular
Birthday Blog Hops in honor of ...
Miss Frances,
our awesome Design Team Coordinator for the Wednesday challenges.

The image I used was debuted a week ago Monday,

I missed out on creating with this feathered friend who was partnered with a friendly pirate.

I chose to showcase what would often be seen as a masculine image, even if for a child,

and put a girly girly spin on 'her'...

it's not pirate treasure that has her so excited;

it's diamonds and pearls and jewels, oh my!

Definitely Pretty in Pink!

It only would have been more suited for Miss frances had it been an OWL.

-I'll have to draw one before next year!

Cooking It Up With Katie “Animals with Colorful Buttons”
Belli Challenge “C” –crystal effects
The Paper Variety Tic-Tac-Toe (make a tag, spring colors, use a bird)

Thank You for hopping by!
Happy BIRD-day Miss Frances!

So Chic AND Sweet...

It's Wednesday!

Which for me is always a double header

(how long 'til opening day of major league baseball?)

design team day!

Starting off at Paper Pretties

...our challenge theme to you is SPRING!

What perfect timing this lovely pair of chicks had being debuted this week! ;)


We can't wait to see what you create being inspired by SPRING.

Link back your NEW creations to
Paper Pretties for a chance to win.

I was immediately attracted to this 'rotated' sketch (with option for CAS)from...

Sketch and Stash because of the oval art area.

I created this...

title...(oops there's the scrapbooker in me)

the "SENTIMENT" :) ...

equipped with a Springtime bouquet...

Hope you Spring into action and join our challenge.


In addition to spending hours creating I hope you...

This week at
The Pixie Cottage
our challenge theme is "SPARKLE"
and this is our sketch...

You have the option to use one or the other or combine the two.

Link your NEW creations to
The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win

Pixie Cottage Stamps

Good Luck!


This is my first experience with a mini are they tiny!

I felt the need to give her "fairy wings" to make sense of her stature.

A lot of SUGAR!!!

I hope...

...have a super SWEET Day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SO HOPPY to be back in my Studio!

It has been 10 days since I've been here...and quite unplanned!
it started last Friday night with a trip to the ER, Sienna ended up being hospitalized and having surgery; kind of an emotional roller coaster. Ian acquired a stomach bug that lasted 5 days and somewhere in the midst of all that I just went down hill...completely run down sick. Those of you that know my daily espresso intake can attest that if I've only had 2 cups since Wednesday I must be sick! Still today- just drinking water or tea. I finally ate a meal tonight. Praying I'm on the road to recovery.
To help you get Hoppin' on your Easter creations...

Paper Pretties has what you need...
Monday's Whatnots...What's not Too LOVE...

A Basket For YOU digi by ARTish

I was inspired by this photo from
Raise The Bar

and this 'rotated' sketch from Paper Works Co

to create this card...

I hope the rest of your week is as Hoppy as he is!

For the second
Monday's Whatnots...What's not Too LOVE digi...

To see a plethora of creations made with these two images by our fabulous digi design team
visit Paper Pretties today and tomorrow.

So good to be back!