Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's a Birthday Blog hop!!!

Hey everyone,
Welcome to the Birthday blog hop for tanya. we are finally able to shout "Surprise!" Happy Birthday Tanya! :) Tanya is such a sweet gal and she is so giving and she loves to help people get their craft on! :) and yep we do call her an enabler too for she does when it comes to crafting paper and um...well among other things...hehe...but she does it with love and so it is her turn to be loved! and she is greatly!
The only requirement was to have it birthday related and mail the surprise to her and we wanted you to join the Par-ty!!!! :)

Well let's get the party started if you came from lovebug creations 3 blog then you are in the right place and if you happened upon the blog please start at Zeni's Blog because we don't want you to miss a thing and there are some great prizes to give away! :) Be sure to start at the beginning of the hop and go through to the end, for chances to win great prizes.

I made a sparkly card for Tanya, cause she adds sparkle to my life with her fun challenges and upbeat attitude. I used starburst sprays from Lindy's stamp gang in 2 shades of pink on the paper doily and then glittered the silk flowers for more sparkle. I added a cute owl on the card and another one inside that I made into a magnet.

the next stop in the hop is Christina's blog, and I am sorry but blogger is giving me a hard time and won't link it for me, so her blog addy is
If you would like a direct link go to Zeni's blog (linked above) her link to Chritina's blog is working fine. Sorry for the inconvenience :(

Don't forget the bloggy love and make sure you give us the email addy too so we know where to send it to.

have fun hopping and Happy Birthday, Tanya!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I altered an old window

I added rusty tin fence with small wreath, a snowman, star and greenery swag with a few prim berry sprigs. i then added a strand of mini clear Christmas lights to it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

you've got a friend in me

I made this CArd for the Paperhoarders group. The DT was asked to MAke a project about something you are thankful for. This was a hard theme for me right now as i am losing a close relitive right now, he is passing from pancreatic cancer and I am deeply saddened by this. so I am not feeling all that grateful right now. Then I started to think about it and realized the thing that never fails to lift me up and make me feel better is my close friendships. So even in this time of worry and sorrow, I have my friendships to be thankful for. teh stamps are stampin up! and I used shimmer spray from LIndy's stamp gang on the slik flowers and the flourishy thing.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

slat flag

this is a slat flag I made from a cedar shingle, scrap of pine(teh star) and slats from a building over 100 years old. it's pretty good size..the longest slat measures 16 inches long.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

fight like a girl

SALE!!! haha, got your attention didn't I? today there is a sale at
Lindsay's stamp stuff, go forth and shop..she has some great stuff. ok, now I have an atc here that I made with the pink ribbon digi stamp from lindsays. I outlined it with a glue pen and sprinkled on glitter..I love glitter! the saying is a stamp of unknown source. Don't forget to check out Lindsay's blog to see all kinds of inspiration and check for a freebie too.
happy crafting all

Monday, October 10, 2011

a little halloween wreath

ok, so the weekend challenge at paperhoarders was to use a die cut on anything but a card. so this is what i came up with..ah little(about 4 inches across) wreath. the spider is from the cricut cart stretch your imagination. the the spider web, ghost and banner are stamps. teh bats are ribbon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paperhoarders Design team friday

yup, this is my second dt post for paperhoarders, a face book group of papercrafters. Our assignment was to make something for sweetest i must admit, I don't know if that is an actual day or just a theme, but i took it seriously. So, I made this treat bag for my sweetie. i used a riley image..gotta love moose! I hope this will inspire you to make something for your sweetie. happy crafting to all

Friday, September 16, 2011

Feels like Falll here in maine today :(

ok, i admit it I am the only person alive that does not like is the grim reaper of summer..I love Summer! ok anyways since it is here weather I like it or not, I got into the spirit of it by making these paper pumpkins for my DT Post for Paperhoarders, a FB group of papercrafters. happy crafting all

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's a sale!

got your attention? I hope so, I love a good sale. Today through Sunday
Lindsays's stamp stuff is having a sale. go check it out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

altered owls

ok, so this week my wood crafts met my paper crafts and this is the results. I cut 2 owls out of pine with my band saw, I then sanded them and took them to my paper craft area..these tow owls are the results.

Monday, September 12, 2011

check out this blog

for prim crafts. it's a fun blog and she is doing a give away. thought I'd share the prim love. .

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I made a few paper Christmas ornies

a friend of mine posted a link with ornies similar to these and I got all inspired to try some myself. IRL these are shimmery and glittery. I used my fave brand of shimmer mist, Lindy's stamp gang, that stuff rocks! lots of dimention using pop dots too.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

in a class of your own

I am so excited to announce I made the DT for paperhoarders , it's a facebook group of papercrafters. this is my first assignment, and I used digi stamps from lindsay's stamp stuff my other DT I really covered here! lol the cute measuring tape and book images are from lindsays and teh saying is from unity. I hope all you moms out there are celebrating "the most wonderful time of the year". be sure to check out Lindsay's blog for lots of inspiration and maybe a freebie, and if your on Fb look for the paperhoarders group.
happy crafting all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

stampscapes atc

so, yesterday while tropical storm Irene was making the outside wild & crazy, I made calming scenes on atc's. I used stampscapes stamps and distress inks. then I went in with watercolor pencils and added a bit of brown to the rocks and a lighter green to the trees.

Friday, August 26, 2011

anniversary wishes

the facebook group paperhoarders is keeping me creative with the challenges. i made this card for an anniversary challenge. I used stampin up stamps on this, along with some border punches..i do love me some border punches.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Get well soon & a sale

first off let me start by saying Lindsay's stamp stuff is having a 40% off sale today , go get some goodies! ok for this get well card I used a digi stamp from Lindsay's fancy flower set. I colored it with a prisma marker then spritzed it with shimmer mist, I hope you can tell how beautifully shimmery it is IRL. I then added a dimentional to the center to make it pop. hahaha evidently I faux stitch the same way I actually stitch..crooked and Don't forget to check out
lindsay's blog to see what cool stuff she has going on. Happy crafting all

Monday, August 15, 2011

An ornie I made for a challenge

the challenge was from paper horders and it was to alter something round. So last weds on my girls night out I "borrowed" a coaster from teh muddy. today i altered it. I used 2 shades of red glimmermist for the background and gold GM for the top thing..what is that called? then I uses very shiny/glittery gold embossing powder over the stamped image. I finished it off with red and gold gems.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

atc goodness

wow, I went on an atc making spree! all three of these are for swaps I'm in, a glimmer mist swap, tape it up swap, and penguins.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mothers day cards

These are the cards I made for Gary's mom & my mom for Mothers day. I LOVE the new paper I found at joanns that I made the "mom" card with and I just happened to have matching chipboard embellies!!SWEET! that is the card I made for Gary's mom. I made teh bird/flower card for my mom as she loves both birds and flowers. Happy moms day to all you moms out there

Friday, April 22, 2011

it's an Easter sale!!

Happy Easter to you, and you can treat yourself to some fun things from
Lindsay's stamp stuff on sale. I made a card yesterday that would be great for a boys b-day card, I used the sweet stuff digi stamp set, the up up and away set, and the up up and away papers. I also tried out the tutorial on Lindsay's blog and made my own bakers fun! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter.
happy crafting

Thursday, April 21, 2011

rain or shine

Here is a card I made with stamps from my favorite things. I did a little paper piecing on her rain coat. the inside of the card says "I'll be there for you"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

sorry your feeling crappy

hah this is a get well card I made with an image I got from a stampy friend of mine. I made the saying from my computer.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

doily/jar luminary

a friend showed me a link to a jar luminary similar to this and I just knew I had to make this. I used Helmar's acid free glue to adhere the doily to the jar and to my surprise it did not make the doily stiff! I love that it is stills oft on the jar, though trust me it is not coming off. I wanted to make some of these for my craft fair table, so that means I wanted it to have a country/prim feel. so i added some homespun fabric (also adhered with Helmar's acid free glue) and teh I added some prima flowers and buttons with Helmar's 450 quick dry glue..I love this stuff! I will never buy glue dots again. in my pics I have a battery operated tea light ibn teh jar, but a regular tea light candle works well too. I love the pretty designs these luminaries cast on the walls in a darkened room.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

happy easter chick

I made this atc for an Easter atc swap I[m in over at the stamp shack. I colored it with watercolor crayons. the stamps are by studio G

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A project with Lindsay's stamp stuff!

Lindsay's stamp stuff has some really cute new digi stamps and templates out..I just had to play. for this project I used the basket templates and the new sew much fun digi stamp set. I made a basket of sewing goodies that would make a great gift for the sewing enthusiast you know. Don't forget to check out Lindsays blog for all kinds of fun stuff and check it Friday for this weeks DT wrap up post & to see if there is a freebie, happy crafting all.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I gave myself a mnaicure at work today

ok, so I had some down time..and since I am a spa specialist and had the time, I treated myself to a mani..I am loving my new nail art stamps..pefect for a stamper like me! I used a gunmetal gray color with silver specks for base color & stamped on white.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It;s Lindsays stamp stuff day!

I am back from vacation, both the Carribean (it was fab) and the posting one! I absorbed myself in scrapping my vacation, but I'm back now. For my Lindsay stamp stuff project this week I used the black invite from the Valentine add on kit and the yummy cupcake from the sweet stuff digi stamp set. I added a sentiment from studio G and some stickles. Lindsay has a really cute new soccer party kit, be sure to check that out. Don't forget to check lindsay's blog she has a cool freebie and a great tutorial on how to make buttons! happy crafting all

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


lol, this is an atc I made for Joanie's bee knees atc swap at the stamp shack. I used stamps by unity & studio G. I used Helmars gemstone glue with MS clear microbeads on the bees wings..I hope that shows up.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

a sale to check out!

looking for a fun sale? well check out this one.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursdays with Lindsay's digi stamps

It's a sale! haha, ok now that I have your attention I wanted to let you know first off that Lindsays stamp stuff is have a 30? off sale Thursday through Sunday (3-6).
I love me a sale! Ok for my project this week I made a cute but quick Valentines card using the Valentine party printables & SVG set. i colored it with a combination of bic mark it markers and prisma pencils. I then add a little glitter to the tree. Some Ribbon & a few punched hearts completed my card. Don't forget to check out
Lindsay's blog for a cool freebie & to see what the other fab DT members have been up to. AND..Don't forget the sale.
happy crafting everyone

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Lindsay digi stamp Thursday!

Happy digi Thursday everyone. For my Lindsay stamp stuff project this week I thought I'd try making barn stars with Lindsay's homemade holidays digi paper printed on cardstock. I have made a few of these barn stars on plain cardstock but thought I'd try it with a pattern paper. you can fin the tutorial for how to make the barn stars here. I then made a card by embossing cream cardstock with a star cuttlebug folder them inking it with distress ink. I mounted my star, did a boarder with the same paper and added a button. Don't forget to check out Lindsays blog for a freebie and to see whaT the other faB DT members have been up to. happy crafting all

Saturday, January 22, 2011

pet sympathy card

my friend Joanie lost her sweet girl kitty last week. her furbaby was 17 years old and I know how much she loved her, and she is very sad about losing her. so I wanted to send her a sympathy card. here it is. I hope it helped to cheer her.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Thursday..Lindsay's stamp stuff day

happy thursday all. For my Lindsay stamp stuff project this week I decide to get a start on my valentines cards. This card was super easy because I used Lindsay's new valentines party printables and svg kit. a really super cute kit! I just printed out the image I wanted and pop dotted it in the middle of a nestie shape, added a couple flowers and done. Don't forget to check out
Lindsay's blog to check for a freebie and to see that the other fab DT members have been up to. happy digi crafting all

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

tim holtz inspired tags

I am in a swap at the shack fro tim holtz inspired tags. I chose a tag from his 2010 12 tags of Christmas. it was so fun making the snowman one that I made some b-day themed tags for another tag swap. I hope you can see the embosses clear packaging layer over the top of these tags.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

sale sale sale!!

MyGrafico is 2 years old and to celebrate everything store wide is 25% off all weekend! Come see what’s new at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. This week she has a new Valentine Party Printable kit with bonus SVG files.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Lindsay digi stamp Thursday!

hey everyone, it's Thursday which means it's time for lindsay stamp stuff post. n honor of the big noreaster that blew through here yesterday I made a snowman card for this weeks project this is a fast and easy card featuring this cute snowman from lindsay's stamp stuff it's from the winter wear set. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and a glittery chipboard snowflake to embellish with. Don't forget to check out lindsay's blog for a freebie and to se what the other fab DT members have been up to. happy digi crafting all

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love is in the air

This is an atc I did for a love is in the air atc swap at the stamp shack. I loved these cute little piggies when I first saw them at the heirloom rubber stamp show last june..cute lil piggies aren't they?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's Lindsay digi stamp Thursday!

hey everyone Lindsay stamp stuff is having a retirement sale at her my grafico shop to make room for new products, so you can snag all these fab outgoing sets for only 1.oo each!
Babies and Bows Digital Stamp Set
Funky Forest Digital Stamp Set
Cute Halloween Digital Stamp Set
Winged Things digital stamp set
Pretty Princess Digital stamp Set
Patriotic Collection
Teariffic Stamps
Puddle Fun Stamps
Old Paper Stamps
Cool Kid Card Kit
Most Tools
Girl Thing Stamps
Sweet Stitches Papers
Many Blessings Stamps

after that you can still get them for full price at her shophandmade store.
I used her it's a girlthing set to make this blingy card this week..I just love stickles and really poured it on I also used my pink alcohol ink to tint the silver brads pink,I like how shiny they are. Don't forget to check Lindsay.s blog
she has an adorable freebie this week and to see what the other fab DT members have been up to. happy crafting all

Sunday, January 2, 2011

happy New Yaer!!!

Happy New year everyone. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for all of you. I hope to make it my craftiest year ever! Here is a funny pic of me being silly on New Years eve