Monday, December 2, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #195- "Terrific Tags"

Good Monday Morning Friends-

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving with family or friends this year! It was a busy time in my house with 3of my 4 children, spouses and of course all the grandkids! It was a great day with us all together and I loved every minute!

Back to reality.....

This week in The Shabby Tea Room, Tina has offered this wonderful inspiration photo for us to work from, and asks that we create a card or project and to include a "Tag."  I just love making tags, at this time of year especially!

Our sponsor this week is:
If you haven't been over to Paper Sweeties and checked out all the fun stamps and dies-then you must hurry over-sooooo cute and fun to work with!
For my project this week, I made a fun wintery tag, perfect for the upcoming season of winter frost and Christmas wrappings!
This tag is a small tag and I used Paper Sweeties: "Let It Snow" stamp set. It is the perfect size to attach to a gift bag.
I also created a larger tag to go with it, that is the perfect size to go on a large box. Both of these tags will be going to the same recipient, and so I wanted them to match!

The wintery, blustery weather always gets me in the mood to create, and with that comes lots of mojo! These cards came into my mind quickly as I began creating! I can't wait to put them on thier packages and give them away!
Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room, and see all the wonderful creations the design team has dreamed up this week and then join the fun too-we would love to see what you come up with this week!
Happy creating,

Monday, November 25, 2013

Good Morning Friends-
Ahhh....I have a week off from teaching this week-I am soooo Thankful! Don't get me wrong, I love my job and having the opportunity to teach all my little munchkins and provide them with some positive opportunities during the day, but I so needed this break to re-energize, as they get very excited at this time of year, and the energy level and behaviors are much more escalated-so it is a break I will enjoy! :)
Ok, enough about my needed break-LOL and onto the important things:
The Shabby Tea Room this week has this wonderful inspirational photo provided by our Design Team member Linda. She asks that we create a card/project with this inspiration photo as our jumping off point, and to include brown, white and red in our design.

This week's sponsor is:
You can check them out at these links:
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Catch the bug Challenge blog:
I chose the digi image "Teds Cocoa" for my image this week, as it was perfect to go along with the inspiration photo, and I love a good cup of cocoa!

I colored the image with my copics, used "Oatmeal Cream" rayon ribbon and rusty Jingle Bells, and "Sending Holiday Cheer" stamped sentiment from from Paper Sweeties. The papers I used are from Bazzill-"Believe," and Echo Park-"Reflections-Christmas."
Head on over to The Shabby Tea Room and check out what we all have been busy creating this week and join us in this fun challenge. You could win 7 Digi images from Bugaboo Stamps-Hurry!
Have a great day-

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room-#193 "Gingham Country Christmas"

Hi Friends-
Before we know it, Christmas will be here and I am already enjoying creating those beautiful Christmas cards and projects to send to family and friends!
This week in The Shabby Tea Room, Lesley is our host and she has given us the Country Christmas Inspiration photo to work with.
 I love the feel of this room in the photo-it's so warm and inviting! Lesley asks that we use this photo as our inspiration and also use the colors red, blue, vanilla and gingham on our card/project.
Our sponsor this week is-" My Time Made Easy."
My Time Made Easy™ LLC
 I chose to use Lauren's "Card Wrapper" with my project. It is a fun template that wraps around your card and creates an envelope type box to keep the card in!
I used gingham to cover the front of my card wrapper, and then fussy cut some papers from My Minds Eye-"All is Bright" paper pad. What  a fun project this was!

Take a peek at what the rest of The Shabby Tea Room Design Team has come up with this week and then start getting busy and join the fun!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #192 "Holiday Baking"

Hello Friends-

Happy Monday and Veterans Day! What a great day it is here in Northern Ca. (a little overcast, a little sun, and fairly warm-great weather)~love it!

This week in The Shabby Tea Room, I am the Creative Host-I am asking that you create a card/project with this fun and fall colored inspirational photo, USING THE CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE and INCLUDE A 'BAKING ELEMENT', WHITE, RED & ORANGE!

Our sponsor this week is Digital Papers by Janet Etsy
I chose to use one of her collage sheets (Cooking Cards) with a little girl stirring her ingredients up in a large bowl! I don't know about you, but I can remember as a child, helping my mom or my grandma baking cookies, and the bowl seemed ever so large to me! So, this little girl just reminded me of these times when I was a child.
I chose to make a chalkboard to go along with the inspiration photo and the sentiment I chose, (Papertrey Ink), is just perfect to go along with this little cooking girl.
Using a chalkboard technique is so much fun and oh so easy peasy! If you haven't tried it yet-you must, and this is the perfect oportunity!

So come along and join us in The Shabby Tea Room and hop over and take a peek at all the inspiration we have left for you!

Have a great rest of the week-and get busy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #191 "Shabby Fall Party"

Hello Friends and Happy Monday-

This week at The Shabby Tea Room, Aneta is challenging us with this fun inspirational photo and asks that we create a card/project with the theme of "Shabby Fall Party," and to use the colors yellow and/or orange, cakes/cupcakes and banners.

The sponsor this week is "Paper Sweeties." I have been having so much fun with these adorable little stamps and dies!

Here is my card, using none other than Paper Sweeties stamp and die "Emma." She is all set to have a party and is looking for a buyer at her little cupcake stand. I can just imagine a child standing in the front yard with thier little stand all set up with cupcakes for sale! Too much fun!!

Papers-Simple Stories: "Happy Day," Echo Park: "Fall-Reflections," Papertrey Ink: Cardstock
Stamps/Dies-Paper Sweeties: "Emma," "You Are Fabulous," "Sweeties Stand"
Misc.- Stickles, Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin Up-Brad, twine, Copic Markers

This was a fun challenge, and I challenge you to join along in the fun this week and to visit The Shabby Tea Room and look at all of the great talent we have on our Design Team. It's a great group of ladies, and truly an honor to be a part of this great group!

Have a Fabulous beginning to the month of November-

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties November Guest Designer

Happy November Friends-

I am so excited, as this month over at Paper Sweeties, I am the Guest Designer for this months Inspiration Challenge (#13)!

We were given this beautiful photo for inspiration and asked to create a card/project with this photo and the color palette associated with this it.

papersweeties inspiration%2313 Paper Sweeties November Inspiration Challenge!
I am having so much fun with the Paper Sweeties Stamps and Dies. It brings back the fond childhood memories with my mom and I cutting out, coloring and playing with paper dolls. I wish today's children could have those kind of memories. Life sure did seem a lot simpler when I was a child, than it is for today's children!


Paper Sweeties: "Abigail," "It's Tea Time," and "Sweeties Wagon" stamp sets, "Abigail Sweet Cuts Die"
Paper: All papers are from Papertrey Ink
Misc.: Seam Binding Ribbon, Button and Twine from my stash
Please head on over to Paper Sweeties blog this month and play along in this fun challenge. You have all month long to get your creative juices flowing!
Have a great day-

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hey There Friends-

Have you seen the very cute inspiration photo over at Paper Sweeties challenge for October? If not, you need to take a peek!
papersweeties inspiration12 Paper Sweeties October #12 Inspiration Challenge!
 Isn't she just adorable, and I just love the color combo that was chosen to go along with it!! I have been wanting to make a card all month with this photo as my inspiration, but this has been a very busy month-(and I keep wondering where it went-HA!).

So, this morning, I set my alarm for really early, so that I could get up with fresh mojo, and get it done before I left for work!

Here is what I came up with (at the wee hours) LOL!

Paper Sweeties: Sweet Little "Emma" die and stamp, "Dream A Little Dream" clothing stamp
Stampin' Up: "Spooky Bingo Bits" (trick/treat bag), "Mixed Medley" (treats for Boo), "Jack of All Trades" (witch hat), Brown Sugar ink
Papertrey Ink:  Cover Plate: Quatrefoil Die Mat Stack 4 Die
Misc: Brown Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon, jute

I hope you enjoyed my cute little witch. Now head on over to Paper Sweeties challenge (you only have a couple days left to play along).

Have a great day-

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room #190 "Pumpkins and Spice"

Hello There Friends-

(sorry this is late, my internet was down)!

This week at The Shabby Tea Room, Debbie is Challenging us with this yummy inspiration photo, and asks that we use pumpkins and glitter to create a card/project!

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe
The Cutting Cafe
The Cutting Cafe carries affordable cutting files and printable stamps. They have a huge selection for many occasions!
For my project, I chose to use a "Pumpkin Treat Box," from the Cutting Cafe.

I just love this time of year, with all the colors, and festivities, it brings such warmth and joy! So, for my project, I made this cute little treat box to give to one of my co-workers! I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it!

I used Stampin' Up's "Heat and Stick" powder and then orange and brown glitter to cover a piece of cardstock and then punched the little scallop circles and the orange scallop edge. I also used some Papertrey Ink Leaf shape dies to cut my leaves and then stamped them with some random designs with Brown Sugar Ink from Stampin' Up. I just love the effect and how this little project came together!
Take a peek at what the rest of the Shabby Girls have come up with this week over at The Shabby Tea Room!  Don't forget, you only have the rest of this week to play along, so don't delay, put on your thinking cap and get those crafty fingers busy!
See you later-Have a great week

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room #189 "Fall Florals"

Hello There Friends-

Wow, where is October going! It's running fast-with me trying to stay ahead of the game-Ha!

Anyway, this week in The Shabby Tea Room, Tina has challenged us with this beautiful Fall inspiration photo! Wouldn't you just love to be on your daily run/walk and see this alongside the path? I know I would!

With this inspiration photo as a base to begin your mojo flowing, she asks that we use Fall Florals on our project/card.
This weeks sponsor is:
They have great templates to use as a base for your projects! Take a peek, by clicking on their name just above!
For my project/card this week, I used the template "Carry All Box." It is a really cute little box that will hold treats, or a simple set of 3x3 cards. I chose to make a gift card to insert inside my box with some little candies!

I just love the way it turned out with the cream pumpkin and the fall colors!
Take a look at the other DT members creations over at The Shabby Tea Room, and play along this week for some Fall fun!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop

Hello Friends-

Hope you are having a sunny, creative weekend! The weather here in Northern California is absolutely beautiful this weekend! I have spent my weekend playing tennis, cropping with my mom and sister, and of course the dreaded household tasks of groceries, laundry and household chores that we must all face! But, even with that the weather has made the task uplifting!

Last night I made a card to enter into the Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop.

babybloghop Paper Sweeties Baby Blog Hop!

One of the Design Team members Jinny is blessed to be having another baby, and what a better way to celebrate with those of us not so close, but to have a blog hop to wish her well! As I have four wonderful children and now their other halves and 7 grand children, I know all too well what lies ahead for her (happiness and joy of being a parent, friend, and grandparent)! :) Congrats Jinny!

Here is my card I made for her to wish her all the happiness and joy life will bring!

The papers I used are from Bella Blvd. "Baby Boy" collection and the stamps are from Papertrey Ink! I so wanted to use Paper Sweeties product, buuuuutttt......hmmmm.didn't have any little boy items! I know what I have to put on my wish list! :)
Join the fun over at Paper Sweeties (you have until the 30th of Oct.) and take a look at what the Design Team members have created to wish Jinny and family congrats!
Have a great Sunday-

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Week # 188 "Fall"

Hi there friends-

Sorry this is late posting! My blog and I had a glich last night apparantly, and it didn't post on the scheduled time zone this morning as planned. Will have to figure that one out?

This week, Linda has asked us all to create a card/project with this beautiful inspiration photo. I just love the warm cozy feel this photo gives me as I look at it.

With this photo in mind, Linda also asks us to INCLUDE A FALL THEME, PUMPKINS AND A STAMPED SENTIMENT!
Our sponsor this week is Janet from
For my card, I used her digital collage paper
"Autumn Wind Set"
I just love this little girl with her wind blown hair and the leaves and acorns swirling about!

Check out the other "Shabby Girls" designs too, and play along with us in The Shabby Tea Room.

Have a great week- and happy scrappin'

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Challenge

Happy Monday Friends-

I sure hope you all had a fabulous sunny weekend. It was absolutely georgeous, here in Northern California.

So, this week, at The Shabby Tea Room, Leslie has challenged us with a sketch.

I decided to use fall colors, because I absolutely love fall and all the elements that fall provides, from the seasonal colors, weather, and all the outdoor fun that goes along with this season.

Papers: Echo Park "Reflections-Fall," Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stamps and Die: Paper Sweeties-"Abigail," "You Are Fabulous," Papertrey Ink-"Sunflower Boutique" Sentiment
Misc.: Twine, Burlap Trim, Mini Brads, Copic Markers

I colored little Abigail with my Copic Markers and paper pieced her clothing and socks/shoes. I put brads in where the stamped buttons were-just love how she turned out-fun, fun!!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Sweeties. If you haven't been to Debbie's little shop to see the cute stamps and dies, then you must hurry on over-they are very cute, and oh so fun to play with! I am loving them!!

Check out the rest of the team and the fabulous designs they came up with this week:

Have a terrific week-see you soon and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties Winner

Happy Tuesday Friends-

Yahoo for me-toot, toot! :) My card was chosen as the winner over at Paper Sweeties Challenge Blog! I won a 20$ gift certificate and a guest spot for the month of November!! I can't wait-super excited (as if you can't tell-LOL)!

Here is my card that won the challenge:

I loved creating with little Abigail. She is really cute and fun to work with!
 If you haven't seen what Paper Sweeties has to offer-then what are you waiting for-hurry over and get some for yourself. I must say, that I was impressed with the quality of Debbie's stamps and dies-super fun and great stamping quality too!
So, I already spent my gift certificate-and can't wait for the stamps and dies to arrive, so I can create some more fun things for you to see!
Have a great day-

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Oh, My Pumpkin

Hey There Friends-

Hope the weekend was good to you? I had fun in my scrap room, creating away-best time ever!

This week over at The Shabby Tea Room, I am the creative Host(ess)! I have this fabulous inspiration photo to get your mojo going.

I just love the natural elements and the simplicity of this photo!
This week's sponsor is:

You have the opportunity to win "7" digital images-
I used the digi image "Autumn Jar," on my card this week. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE Sunflowers and Fall-so this digi was perfect--{Pumpkins and Sunflowers-what else is there?}

I colored the image with my Copics-just love Copic Markers-the colors are so beautiful, and combining and shading them together is just soooo much fun!

For the rest of the elements of my card:
Papers: Papertrey Ink-cardstock, Echo Park-"This and That"
Stamps/Digi: Bugaboo-"Autumn Jar", Paper Sweeties-"Wagon Stamp Set"
Misc.: Burlap, Seam Binding Ribbon, Ecru Lace

Well, what are you waiting for-hurry on over to The Shabby Tea Room, and join us! And if you still need convincing, then take a peek at the other Shabby Girls Designs to get you motivated!

Hope you enjoyed-Have a great week-

Saturday, September 28, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 178 - Flower Power

Hey Friends-

This week at City Crafters, Char has a great challenge lined up for us!

She is asking us to use this photo for inspiration, and to add a minimum of 5 flowrs and use at least 2 different backgrounds, either mixed media or paper backgrounds.
Wow-pretty photo-and great challenge! So, I set to work, my wheels were turning, and I thought, this is the perfect time to use one of my Prima Doll stamps and canvas, that I have been wanting to do for a while now! So, here is what I ended up with!

I used "Echo Parks, Hello Summer" paper pad, along with a variety of flowers, some handmade, others from various companies. I added some texture with a stencil from "My Favorite Things," and texture paste, washi tape, brads, vintage crochet lace, doilies, felt leaves, tulle, and a Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp, by Julie Nutting. All of these elements were added to a 12x12 canvas frame.
Here are some close-ups of my girl, which I colored her skin and hair with my Copic markers, and paper pieced her clothing and added some tulle for a little extra fun between the layers of her skirt!

I made a little clay flower to attach to her headband and to the lace next to her feet! So much fun!

I had so much fun with this, and I love how it turned out! I never know what will happen when I start, as I just start tearing paper, and applying it to the canvas-no rhyme, no reason-just go for it, is my motto!
Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by-

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #185

Good Monday Morning Friends-

Fall is starting to show itself, a slight bit, here in the north state. So, this next challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, is perfect timing. Aneta has provided us this wonderful Fall inspiration photo to work with. The theme is "The Splendor of Fall!"

For this challenge, Aneta asks that we use "Apples," somehow on our project or card design. Now, I love rootbeer floats, but I went with the colors of the float, and the apples, and made a card with carmel apples-cause that just screams "Fall" to me, and I am in the mood for Fall!

So, this is what I came up with!


My card Recipe:
Papers: DCWV-"The Green Stack," Graphic 45-"French Country," and PTI-"Cardstock."
Stamps and Dies-PTI-"Friendship Jar," "Friendship Jar Fall Fillers."

Misc: Black Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Crochet Lace, Twine

The sponsor for this week's challenge prize is "Crafty Secrets."

 They carry vintage images, stamps, as well as wonderful vintage CD's with all kinds of images ready to be printed off. Check them out and have some fun!
Check out what the Design Team members have for you to become inspired by this week!
Me (you are here:)
Have a great week, and join us in The Shabby Tea Room and play along with us this week!


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