Monday, January 31, 2011

A Hug FUR You

You know when you have a vision... and then your card turns out nothing like that! This is what happened with this card. Then I remembered a quote 'To make something special, you just have to believe in special.'

Using my Cricut and the Bloom cartridge I cut out the bamboo in green and the flowers in peach cardstock. I colored the Panda with Copic markers. I added a brown and raffia' ribbon to the card to add the luscious feeling. The saying on the card says, 'A hug FUR you' by TLC.

The card was created using layers of Dreams of Japan digital paper pack by Jazzy Patterns. Set of 12 digital papers in traditional colors of Japan. They make great backgrounds for scrapbook pages, greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and other creative projects you come up with. The image used is Dilek Cute Panda Digi Stamps. These Dilek Cute Panda Digi Stamps designs can be used as embellishments for invites, cards, stationery, scrapbooking or for digitized embroidery.

Would you like to get receive prizes from MyGrafico? Submit a project with this week's challenge theme here.

Challenges I participated in:
MyGrafico - Anything Goes,
Copic Creations - (Ends 31/1) use something new plus Copics
Fuzzy Wuzzy - (M) - animal, anything goes

Digital Stamp: Dielek Cute Panda, by Dielek
Digital Paper: Dreams of Japan, by Jazzy Paper
Saying: TLC
Other: Circut Bloom cartridge, Raffia, Copic Markers,

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fancy Star Birthday

The Party's on, over at Polkadoodles. Tracie has chosen 'Party Time' for this week's challenge. My take on this week's theme is a Birthday card.

The Fancy Star Cake digital element is from the Paper Boutique Vol 1 CD along with the coordinating digital papers from Polkadoodles. To give the cake a layered look I printed the Fancy Star Cake digital element out three times. Adhere the cut layers with pop dots. I then added Liquid Applique to give the appearance of icing.

Remember, Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. Would you like to win prizes from Polkadoodles? Okay, we ask you to create a project or card utilizing the 'Party' theme and post your creations here.

Challenges I participated in:Polkadoodles, Party (Fri), Paper Play - Layer it up (Thurs), Gingersnap Creations - Coffee and Cream (Wed), Do You Stack Up - Pattern Paper

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Free Valentine Cards

Send a little Valentine love with this adorable Baby Mack cartoon character by SVG shop. The cute Valentines prints out approx. 4.2 x 2.8 inch cards.

These would make great tags for your goodies you will be sharing with friends, co-workers, neighbors and other wonderful people. Stop by MyGrafico to download a printable version.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hello Everyone! I have a card to share with you today. I wasn't sure how I would use this image however, I really think it turned out 'hot.'

The saying on the card reads, 'Sorry to hear you're DRAGON a little.' The digital stamp is called, Gumble. The image is perfect for your craft project, scrapbooking, invitation, paper products, and gets well cards. I colored the image using Copics. You can purchase the image I used from Stretch N' Bubbles store here.

Challenges I participated in: Craft Your Passion - Use 2 patterned papers, Stamps R Us (1st week, 2 entries) - Animals

Paper: SU - Stamp: Stretch N' Bubbles (Gumble), Sentiment from TLC - Other: SU small, large, scallop and wide oval punch, Crystal Effects and ribbon.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet Valentine

What are your favorite stamps for Valentine's cards? Do you enjoy the traditional Valentine's colors or do you want to try something a little different?

I created this 4 x 4 card using traditional red, pink and white colors. The girl is colored with Copic Markers. Since this card is very simple to make it would be easy to mass produce.

How To Create a Frame: Cut cardstock to measure 2 3/4 x 2 3/4. Center the punch on each side of the square and then punch. Repeat on all sides.

Challenges I participated in: Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd monday) - Love is in the air, Lexi's Creations (1st week) - Valentines, Woodware USA (1 entry) - Anything Goes, A Spoon Full of Sugar - Valentine Creations

Recipe: SU Greeting Card Kids, SU pinking and scallop trim border punches, EK ticket sticker, foam hearts, Copics markers, Crystal Effects.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Made With Love

"Put your things away when you are done with them." My mom would say this to me when I was younger! But it's true. My work table isn't as messy because I have been putting most of the stuff away when I'm done. Yes, I said "most."

Today I'd like to share a card I made for this week's MyGrafico 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Using my Cricut and the Bloom cartridge I cut out a birdcage and a leaf branch. I wanted to emphasize the birdcages on the digital paper by Revidevi as well as bring in the feeling of Valentine's day with the love birds. I used small hearts to give the impression of leaves on the tree.

This is a close up view of the bird cage and the saying on the inside of the birdcage reads, 'Made With Love' from TLC.

The digital paper set comes with 10 lovely designs with cute critters. The designs are great for any craft projects, background for invites, cards, wrapping papers, and paper goods. Purchase the February Critters Papers here.

Would you like to get receive prizes from MyGrafico? Submit a project with this week's challenge theme here.

Other challenges I participated in:
Totally Gorjuss - hot colours

Paper: February Critters Papers by Revidevi
Circut: Bloom (Birdcage and tree branch)
Stamp: Made with Love by TLC
Other: SU wallflower and lattice embossing folder, SU heart-to-heart punch, SU pinking hearts border, SU wide oval and ribbon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cupcake Liner Cards

It sort of seems like everywhere I turn these days, I'm seeing photos of creative uses for cupcake liners. They are readily available at stores such as Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Michael's.... even grocery stores.

I stumbled across this great idea this week at a site called 'It's always a party at the Parker's.' I thought this would be a great idea for some cute and fast Valentine's day cards.

Using the large and mini cupcake liners would give the layered look. Cupcake liners are something you can put into your craft supplies for future projects. Many times after the holidays these are very inexpensive to purchase.

Download a printable version.

What about stamping on the solid cupcake liners for the holidays? Don't you just love this idea?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Layered Decorative Label

Do you wish SU has released an larger decorative label punch so you could layer the punch pieces?
Well, I was searching the web and came across this great video. In this video you will see you how to create the layered look with one punch.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Welcome Home

Welcome Friends! Over at Polkadoodles this week Jenny has choose the challenge theme 'There's no place like home.' I created this welcome home card for my sister who moved into a new apartment in Florida.

The 'House Stampie' is from the All Around & Everywhere CD and the green and pink designer paper is from the Sundae of Seasons CD from Polkadoodles. I colored the main image with Copic Markers. I used Spring Flower Soft on the bushes.

Would you like to win prizes from Polkadoodles? Okay, we ask you to create a project or card utilizing the moving/new home theme and post your creations here.

Challenges I participated in:
Polkadoodles - No Place Like Home
AiFactory - (2 week) Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Celebration
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes

Stamps: Polkadoodles (All Around & Everywhere CD, Sundae of Seasons CD)
Papers: Polkadoodles (Sundae of Seasons CD)
Other: Copic markers, Flower Soft, SU Scallop Edge punch

Thursday, January 20, 2011



JANUARY 20 - 21


LOVE Pennant

I have created a 'LOVE" pennant to share with you. A pennant differs from other kinds of banners essentially in its elongated triangular shape. Pennants also frequently carry a short message.

Supplies used to create this banner: gift paper, that's right gift paper, paper dollies, pom poms, glitter paper, lace, ribbon and glue. Just by layering rosettes and letters created this 3-d project. When I get time, I'm going to decorating the back of the pennant with the word 'Fall' this way I can use the pennant for two holidays.

Are you ready to create a pennant banner for your next celebration? A tutorial on how to create a pennant can be found at SCS by clicking here. Download a PDF on how to create these rosettes here.

Challenges I participated in:
Creative Belli (2 weeks) - anything beginning with "P"
Freshly Brewed - love or Valentine's themed
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Naturally Sweet

Here is a card you could give a friend for any occasion. The message is clear and simple, 'Naturally Sweet.'

This card has a trio of layers that are raised. I colored the beehive limb image with Copic Markers and then added diecut leaves, ribbon, prima flowers and of course tiny cute buttons. . . . it looks so neat! I hope this photo does the card justice.

Do you see the clouds in the card? The blue clouds tie in nicely with the blue ribbon. You can purchase the Beehive Limb digital image in the Stretch N' Bubbles store
here for $2.50. Thanks so much for dropping by and getting your creative juices flowing with Scrappy Girl.

Challenges I participated in: Craft Your Passion - Button up,
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - Buttons

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wee Henry Hockey

Hambo Stamps is looking for designers for their next four-month term: February 1-May 31, 2011. So, I submitted an application and then they asked me to create something utilizing this image.

I created a hanging treat box with their image called Wee Henry Hockey. This is a whimsical design that would look amazing on cards, stationary, or any project. Use on scrapbooking pages, paper, or elements.

I colored Wee Henry with Copic Markers. Create one of these and slip over a bottle neck (as shown) or use as a door hanger. Tutorial on how to create this project is located here.

Other challenges I participated in:
Pile It On - Anything Goes

Monday, January 17, 2011

Of Corsets Your Birthday

I think it's always so fun to try new stamps. Being on the MyGrafico Design Team have allowed me just that. Today's project for week #80 MyGrafico Challenge 'Anything Goes' challenge is a Birthday card.

I choose an image from the 'Corset Stamps' by Blackleaf Studios. I printed the image two times. Once on white cardstock and then again onto printed paper. This technique is called paper piecing with digital stamps.

I then colored the 'bra' with Copic Markers. I loved how the yellow just made the image pop. Did you notice how the pattern paper gives the appearance of faux stitches? I added a touch of bling by applying glitter on the hanger.

Corset Stamps are a fun and swanky way to adorn your bridal shower invitations, girls night cards, stationery, scrapbooks, digitized embroidery or even wall decals. Visit the MyGrafico site to see other projects created by the design team using this set.

Would you like to get this set for free? Submit a project with this week's challenge theme. Click here for all the details.

Other challenges I participated in: Fairy Fun Fridays (2 weeks) – Happy Birthday, Sew Many Cards - Birthday, Totally Papercrafts - Birthday, CYDA - Anything Goes, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Freebie - Vintage Sheet Music and Hanging Heart Treat Pocket

Just in time for Valentine's day.
Digital vintage sheet music along with the directions to make the hanging heart treat pocket.

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff has provided us with 4 sheets of wintage sheet music that we can use to make cards, scrapbook pages or make a hanging heart pocket treat holder using the included free tutorial!

Head on over to MyGrafico store and download the freebie by clicking here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MyGrafico Scavenger Hunt & Challenge

Hello Everyone Thanks for taking the time
to once again stop by our little spot of the online world for a quick visit. =D Today as you may have already know is MyGrafico's 2nd Birthday! To Celebrate we are having a huge Birthday Bash at our
MyGrafico Papercraft Planet group.

You should stop by to join in our Scavenger Hunt & Challenge, maybe partake in a round of BINGO, a Photo Guessing game, Search & Find ... even an Online Crop!
Now for the best part of this weekend !
The Sale!!!!
25% off Yay! Love that!

Happy shopping! MyGrafico is proud to serve you all. Now for Our Scavenger Hunt! Muahahahha... Did you notice anything about the post ?? That you could say was just different from all the rest? Take this as your Clue and go find the rest..

Oh and if your still wondering.. LOL
My Letter was ...

If you missed the orginal link to play go to our Papercraft planet group and start from there.. Remember to take notes on where each letter came from!

** Start HERE** PaperCraft Planet MyGrafico **Start HERE**
Lisa- 8AM EST
Kim - 8:30 EST
Michelle - 9:00 EST
Tazza - 9:30 EST
Lynn - 10:00 EST
Jovita - 10:30 EST
D'Anne - 11:00 EST ***you are here***
Challenge Blog - 11:30 EST
Martha - 12:00

Remember the papercraft planet group is last so you can tell us your answer is.
Winner of the Scavenger blog hop will recive a set of choice from the Mygrafico store worth 5 USD or less!

Mygrafico challenge Blog is Next!
Remember the papercraft planet group is last so you can tell us your answer is.
Winner of the Scavenger blog hop will recive a set of choice from the Mygrafico store worth 5 USD or less!

Now if your here to Enter the Challenge .....
With ANY MyGrafico products(Freebie allowed) & link your blog post
here to enter.
One winner will be choosen Randomly as our Challenge Winner and will win a set of choice from the Mygrafico store worth 5.00 or less
One card will be choosen as our Honorable mention and will recive a set of the DT's choice.


Good morning stampers!
Well I won't keep you waiting! I have been choose to join the Creative Vision Design Team. Out of the 30 plus people that applied for the team, I was 1 out of 5 creative ladies chosen.

I will be using Creative Clear Stamps in future creations. Visit the store to see thier list of wonderful stamps here also, stop by the blog here for more inspiration.

Friday, January 14, 2011

So Tweet

Over at Polkadoodles we needed to create a project using the sketch below and the colors; red, white and blue. For my take on the sketch this week I used a mess of new and old goodies.

The new goodies used were the pattern striped background paper and the black and white digital birdie. These digital elements are available on the All Around & Everywhere in the 'Bright & Beautiful' collection CD from Polkadoodles.

For the old elements I cut out a tree shape and then applied different shades of brown cardstock to create the tree bark. I then, embossed the tree with the swirl embossing folder. Did you notice the clouds behind the blue bird? The clouds were created with torn strips of paper and blue ink.

Would you like to win some great prizes this week? Get the ideas and inspiration going and enter this weeks Polkadoodles challenge. Go shopping over at Polkadoodles on-line store here.

Challenges I participated in: Crazy Challenge - Animals, Scrappy Frogs - use a Sentiment (3 wks), Sentimental Sundays - Sentiment and anything with wings, Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Wings

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spring Bunnies

Here is my card for this weeks fabulous 'Create 4 Fun' sketch challenge. I made this 4 x 4 card and matching envelope. The digital image I used is called 'Spring Bunnies' by Hambo Stamps. This card is out for publication for the Scrapbook News and Review on-line magazine March 2011 issue.

Hambo Stamps is looking for designers for their next four-month term: February 1-May 31, 2011. So, I submitted an application and then they asked me to create something utilizing this image. What do you think for the submitted project?

Create4fun - sketch

Challenges I participated in:

Delicious Doodles - 'try something new or use something new' challenge. I tried a new digital stamp by Hambo.
Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) - bright & cheerful
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I have so many ideas running through my head and not enough time. I have a cute card to share with you today. Love the color combination.

It's time for another MyGrafico Challenge! This week's #79 challenge was 'Anything Goes.' I created this cute card using the Dilek Chic Girls Digital Stamp 1 by Dilek Design Studio. Visit the MyGrafico site to see the other creations by the design team.

What's in it for me to submitted projects for MyGrafico Challenges? Prizes and recognitions for your work. Click here for all the details.

Challenges I participated in:
MyGrafico - 'Anything Goes'
Sketch Saturday -'Sketch'
2 Sisters - 'Gettin Girly' (2 wks)
Craft Your Days Away - 'Anything Goes' (2 wks)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cute Devil

Hello everyone! Can you believe that another week has flown by? I have a cute digital image by Stretch N' Bubbles to share with you today.

This image is called 'Cute Devil' which you can purchase for $2.50. This would be a cute image for Valentine's day.

Challenges I participated in:
Sweet Stop -SKETCH
One Stitch At A Time - Love and Valentines
Paper Sundaes - Circles

Sweet Valentine Treat Holder Freebie

Celebrate your love, the most beautiful feeling in the whole world with your sweethearts with this even sweeter Sweet Valentine Treat Holder Freebie by Blackleaf Studios.

These digital stamps could also be used for sweet treat favour holder, lollipop favours, candy favours, valentines day candy favours, valentines day gifts, personal stationary, place cards, tags, gifts wrappers, gift bags, annoucement cards.

Download your freebie by clicking here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to: Adhere Jewels

I came across this video on how to adhere jewels to your projects which I thought you would enjoy viewing. This is a very clever idea. Have a great day, D'Anne

Friday, January 7, 2011


Hello, this is my first card since joing the Polka Doodles design team. For my card today, I've used Sundae of Seasons for the printable candles and All Around and Everywhere 'Bright and Beautiful' digital papers for my layout. Instead of using the word Wish, you could used Love, Peace, Bloom or Grow.

Want to win some prizes? Then, participate in the Polka Doodle challenge this week. The challenge is to make a card or project with a wish of good health, luck or happiness.

Challenges I participated in:
Crafty Sentiments, 'Anything Goes'
Paper Crafting Journey, 'Let's Get Digi'
Paper Play, 'Clean and Simple'
Southern Girls, 'Anything Goes'

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Digital Elements and Papers for $1.00

Check out this sale Mygrafico is having!
Retiring sets of pre-colored digital elements, digital stamps and papers for only $1.00.

Click here to access the items on sale.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Glitz and Glamours

Can you believe December and Christmas has come and gone already? I would like to share a card with you I learned in one of my stamp clubs I belong to. This is a very simple but elegant card. I'm calling this card 'Glitz and Glamours.'

If you like bling and all things glitter than this card technique is for you. To apply the bling you will need 'Heat and Stick' powder and Dazzling Diamonds. You could very easily swap out the Christmas theme for Valentine's day.

Click here to download the instructions on how to make this card. You will need a Google account in order to download the instructions.

Challenges I participated in: Papertake Weekly, 'Anything Goes' & Tuesday Throwdown, 'Embossing' & Craft Your Passion, 'Anything Goes' & Christmas Card Challenge, 'Embossing'

Here is a video I found that provides some additional tips and techniques to using the 'Heat and Stick Powder.'

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Red and Sweet Freebie

Are you ready for another freebie? In this freebie you will receive six graphic elements of Red and Sweet Freebies by Riefka Design. Perfect for your craft project, scrapbooking, invitation, web design, paper product, design card and everything else.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Penguin Love

Where has the time gone this holiday weekend? I had so many more "meant to do" things than I actually accomplished! As you know, Stretch N' Bubbles offers so many beautiful digital stamps. Today, I have a cute card to share with you using the Penguin Love Digital Stamp.

Close-up View

I think we can still continue to use these cute stamps as long as the winter is still upon us. So, let's celebrate WINTER!

Challenges I participated in:
SCS 286 card layout
Crazy 4 Challenge (C4C68), 'Celebrate'
Paper Playtime, 'Use Faces'
The Crazy Challenge, 'All things new'

Stamps: TLC (saying), Stretch N' Bubbles (Penguin Love), SU (Canvas)
Paper: SU pattern and other
Other: Copic markers, SU large oval, scallop oval and wide oval.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Snowman Cover Kleenex Tissue Box

I hope your new year's celebration was ultra-fantastic!
CHEERS to you all!! I have a Kleenex tissue box to share with you today. My friend, Shirley taught us this cute papercraft project several weeks ago.

This is the front view of the tissue covered Kleenex box. I also love the snowman ornament with his coffee and cell phone. A few years ago, my sister Loretta gave this ornament to me.

I snowman was stamped on the top note diecut and colored with Copic markers.

Here is the view from the top.

You may download the directions to make this box by clicking here. The directions will only fit a 'KLEENEX' brand tissue box. You may need to have a Google account to download the directions.

Challenges I participated in: Lots to Do Challenge 'New Beginnings' & ABC DT Challenge 'Baby's It's Cold Outside'


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