Saturday, August 30, 2014

Make a Wish! {Embossing at Sweet Stampin'!}

Happy Saturday everyone! It's been a busy time around the Turner house the past couple weeks. Gearing up for school to start again on Tuesday; setting up our son with his own truck, insurance, registration; re-siding our house and taking the deck off so the contractors can work....both kids worked all this past week. Ya, been a little nutso!! LOL  I will be thankful when we are back into some form of a routine!

This week at Sweet Stampin' we are having one of my favorite technique challenges:


Our weekly sponsor is Hobbycutz offering a £7.50 voucher:

I am not sure if you can see if very well but I used my large polka dot embossing folder on the black background layer. You may have to click on the photo to enlarge it. This super cute girlie is from Lacy Sunshine. The inside sentiment is stamped with "Make a Wish!" from Papertrey Ink....

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Textures (I did dry embossing)
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday

The super-talented Sweeties have created gorgeous creations for you - come check them out at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and link up your project for us as well. Be sure to include stamping somewhere on your project! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4 CC #209 {Something Old/Something New}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

Before I get to the challenge this week, I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our Guest Designer, Amy! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration this past month girl! xoxoxo

It is my turn to play challenge hostess this week and I want to see you use something old and something new on your card/project. Dig through those stashes and see what goodies you haven't used in a while and let's see 'em!


For my "new," I used this cute pair of pre-colored cuties I found at my local scrapbook store and also the designer papers are new. My "old" is the sentiment stamp and the double-heart charm!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE to see what the other Chicks have created for you! I can't wait to see what you come up with...happy crafting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

TPE #265 {Anything Goes!}


Welcome back....this week over at The Pink Elephant, we'd love to give a huge "WELCOME BACK!" to our wonderful Joni Wilson! Hugs girl...good to have you back with us!

Our theme this week is ANYTHING favorite challenges! It allows us to use whatever we like as far as colors, products and sketches.

I decided to ink up Puddle Jumper Emerson from byLORi Designs this week and have fun bringing him to life with his cute teddy....I have a very special  nephew who I will be sending this to! :) The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Here is the link to The Pink Elephant challenge blog where you can see what the rest of Ella's girls have made for sure to link up your creation for us girls - we love seeing what you come up each week! Happy crafting!

Merry Monday #123 {Use a Wreath}

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, our challenge hostess is none other than miss BONNIE and she's wanting to see a wreath on your Christmas card - check it out:

While I was visiting Leanne last week, I came across this gorgeous snowflake wreath that she had in her die cut stash! I asked her if I could have it as I had a "vision" of what I would make for my card. I added some sparkly gems and embossed the top half of the black panel to mimic the inspiration picture (you might have to click on the picture to make it bigger, but its there LOL). Hope you like it:

Thanks a bunch for stopping in this morning - be sure to hop on over to the MM Challenge blog HERE to see what GORGEOUS creations the rest of the Merry Makers made for you....

See you back here in a couple hours for another installment from The Pink Elephant! Cheers!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

4 CC #208 {Hey, Buddy!}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, it is Tamie's turn to play challenge hostess and she's issuing the following challenge:

4 CC #208 {Masculine}

I decided to color up my new-to-me digi from byLORi Designs called Puddle Jumper Scout :)

Isn't he just the cutest?! My designer paper is from a new BoBunny 6 x 6 pad called Lemonade Stand Collection....and my sentiment is from the Simply Said set from Paper Smooches! So fun! Be sure to visit the 4 Crafty Chicks BLOG and link up your masculine creation! Happy crafting!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe - Anything Goes w/ Copic Markers

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - Die Cuts
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics - Masculine

I have been enjoying a wonderful visit at Leanne's but alas, it's time to return home...the kids will be home from camp on Saturday and I have a lot of stuff I would like to do around the house while they are away. Thank you Leanne and Brian for everything! ♥

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

STS #27 {Saying Goodbye}


Welcome back to another sketch challenge from Seize the Sketch! It is with a sad heart (but an understanding one at that) that I inform you this will be the LAST sketch from STS. Lesley has decided to close the challenge blog down and move aside for new and upcoming challenge blogs to have their turn. It has been SO AMAZING working with this team of super talented ladies and the friendships I have made will live on in other cyber areas, that I can guarantee! Thank you so much, Lesley, and all the girls for an amazing time here at Seize the Sketch xoxoxoxo

This week, our "sketcher" is none other than miss Cathy and here is her layout:

I took the liberty of turning my card and doing a landscape layout as my images were a bit too large to do the portrait layout....I really loved this sketch, Cathy! A person can go totally CAS or jazz it up real good! Awesome!!

By images are from byLORi Designs and the sentiment is from the "Think Big Favorites #20" by Papertrey Ink.

Please be sure to check out what the rest of the uber-talented DT has created for you using Cathy's sketch - click HERE! Cheers!

{Anything Goes} at Top Tip Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday, we are having an ANYTHING GOES challenge! Yipee! Those are so much fun - a time where designers can pick whatever they want and give'r! The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and I picked this cute Snowman Topper image to use with my project this week!


One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice


 I love these country cutie pie stamps from Bugaboo! They are so much fun to bring to life with Copics. The layout and colors were all my idea - I wanted to get that rustic country feel to the colors etc. I added some faux stitching/dots around the image on the black layer as well.....the sentiment is from a retired There She Goes set called 'Tis the Season.....

Click HERE and it will take you over to the TTT challenge blog where you can see what the super-talented team created for you! Be sure to link up your project as well for your chance at 7 free digis! Thanks, Bugaboo! xoxoxo

Monday, August 18, 2014

TPE #264 {Sketch Week}


Welcome back...if you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down :)

This week at The Pink Elephant, Ella is issuing us a sketch:

I kept my card very CAS this week and used some new to me papers from Stampin' Up! called Moonlight Designer Series...very pretty! The sentiment is from a birthday set from Papertrey Ink....

I hope you can come and play with Ella and the girls this week - hop on over to the challenge blog for some wonderful inspiration and link up your project for us! Happy crafting!

Merry Monday #122 {Black, Gold, and Silver}

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, miss Sue is our challenge hostess and here is what she's looking for:

My card also has red (hope that is ok, Sue!) as I didn't have any gold or silver ribbon....I added gold/silver sequins and bells and also some silver glitter tape as a flag :)

I cannot believe how fast the summer holidays are passing by...two more weeks and the kids are back in school. Wow. Time just goes way too fast. I hope throughout this busy time, you are able to find some quiet time to come get inky and crafty with us Merry Makers! Click HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for you - cheers!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

{Christmas in August} at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Saturday PEEPS!

This week at Sweet Stampin' we are are wanting to see CHRISTMAS in AUGUST! Whoop! Whoop! I love Christmas and I make Christmas cards all year round - they are my favorite and I find them the most easy to create!

Our weekly sponsors this week are Di's Digi Stamps and Crafty Devils offering £15 Vouchers  

I decided to ink up a cute image I have had for quite some time in my stash and has never seen ink or color (gasp!!) from The Cat's Pajamas....the sentiment is from the Christmas Sampler set from Paper Smooches!

Please take some time to hop on over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge BLOG and see what the rest of the DT has created for you - you will NOT be disappointed! Cheers!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

4 CC #207 {Lime Green, Turquoise and Pink!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

This week miss Tina is looking for certain colors on projects....check it out:

4 CC #207 {Lime Green, Turquoise and Pink}

I love this color combo!! Especially the neon's that are coming out lately....takes me right back to the 80's image is a cutie-patootie MFT Pure Innocence and the sentiment is from MFT's set called "Friend Request." 

I hope you get a chance to get crafty this week. Summer is coming to a close already and pretty soon school will be starting - as I get older, I just don't understand where the time goes. All I do know is that it GOES way too fast! :( The hustle/bustle of gardening/canning/freezing and preparing for winter and getting school supplies/clothes/books etc. all ready is a hectic time so try to cut out a chunk of your day and come get colorful with us Chicks!

Click HERE to take you back to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog to see more "colorful" inspiration and link up your project! Cheers!

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Pink Elephant #263 {Stencils}

This week at The Pink Elephant it's "Technique Week!" and we're looking for a card/layout made using stencils!

I used to have some of the embossing paste that everyone is using these days, but not anymore. I decided to cut out a stencil of my own with my houndstooth die and then I sponged some blue ink onto my orange layer and used that as my background!

My image is a fun Kenny K colored up with Copics then cut out with my favorite stitched rectangle dies! Hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to click HERE to head over to the Pink Elephant challenge blog and see what Ella's girls have created for you! We would love it if you would join us so we can see what all you create with your stencils! Cheers!

Merry Monday #121 {Pine Cones, Greenery and Plaid Ribbon!}

Welcome to Merry Monday!

Miss Wendy is our challenge hostess this week and she is looking for the following combination:


I did not have ONE pine cone or bough stamp in all of my stash!!! GASP! I went online in search of a digi that I could use and I found this GORGEOUS one on Etsy, called Winged Images - click HERE to see the store....

...the only ribbon that came remotely CLOSE to plaid was this brown gingham I had in my stash. Sorry, Wendy! LOL...

Be sure to hop on over to the MM Blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you - you will NOT be disappointed! Cheers!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

4 CC #206 {PINS}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

This week, miss Leanne is our challenge hostess and she's looking for PINS!! Yep, stick pins, push pins...whatever you wanna call 'em....

We are also welcoming a new Guest Designer for August - AMY!! Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog and welcome her and check out the link to her blog!

For my card this week, I had an image already done up in my "ready-to-go-digi-folder" and I whipped it up quick last night! Gotta luv it when you have stuff colored and ready to go ;) This cute image is from From the Heart Stamps - I love these birds...they crack me up!

I cut out my main image with my 'Lil Inker stitched rectangle die and popped it up with foam tape over the ribbon. Added a bow and 2 stick pins and wa-laaa! DONE! :) I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but the sentiment says "One martini, two martini, three martini....FLOOR!" lol....

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE to see what all the other DT has for you - and link up your creation for us! Cheers!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Seize the Sketch #26

Welcome back to my blog! This week over at Seize the Sketch, miss Katie is our "sketcher" and here's what she'd like us to play with:

I stuck very true to the sketch this week adding a large daisy flower (Lesley...does that flower look familiar?!) and my die cut "hi" sentiment....

I really love the CAS aspect of this sketch, although, a person could jazz it up big time! Awesome layout, Katie, thanks!!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the SKETCHERS have created for you by clicking HERE....hope you will join us! Happy crafting!

{Something Sweet} at Top Tip Tuesday!

Something sweet is right!! ;) Do you remember a couple weeks ago, I gave a coloring tutorial over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog? Well....miss Samantha has asked if I would like to stay on and be a part of their uber-talented DT! Thanks for the invite to come play with you and the girls, Samantha! I'm very, very honored to be asked....

This week, our challenge is {Something Sweet}

Our fabulous Sponsor is 


And an awesome prize of 

I couldn't resist coloring up this beauty with that sweet, yummy, dripping ice cream cone!! Her name is "smokinhot" and she's from Saturated Canary...perfect for this challenge! The sentiment is from a sampler set from Papertrey Ink...

Top Tip Tuesday runs every 2 weeks and is chalk-full of tips, tricks, tutorials and FUN challenges - come on over and take a peek at what the rest of the girls created for you! Cheers!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

TPE #262 {Photo Inspiration}


This week over at The Pink Elephant, Ella's given us this bright, cheery photo as our inspirational jump-off point:

Once again, I'm using a new-to-me Saturated Canary image...Krista has soooo many cute images that I want to collect - this was one of them and I snagged her (along with a few others) on a sale that she gave her FB peeps last week! Thanks again, Krista!! xoxoxo

My sentiment is from a birthday sentiment sampler from Papertrey Ink....I love these big, bold sentiments - they help fill the void on a CAS card! 

Come on over and check out what the rest of Ella's girls have created for your HERE to view their projects and link up yours so we can come leave you some love also! Happy crafting!!