Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birthday Turtle
Sweet Sketch 99
Sponsor:  Bugaboo Stamps

Our sweet Jodie who owns Bugaboo Stamps is our lovely sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.    She is constantly creating new images...her imagination just doesn't end!  So you will want to check out her site here and be sure to click on each image as there are more images behind each image!

If you are our lucky winner this week at SSW you will have the sweet surprise of winning
 7 Bugaboo digis valued at $21. 
It wouldn't be hard for you to find seven that you like.
The hard part will be diwindling your list down to seven.

This Turtle Birthday was a freebie awhile back.  But you can still purchase it.  Of course, I used Arlana's fabulous sketch this week and added stickles to my balloons and party hat.  The added balloons are the MS balloon punch.  I then added glossy accents to the turles brown spots, the edge of his shell and toenails.
Hope you like it?  It will probably go to my grandson for one of his birthday cards...

Sweet Sketch 99
This sketch was so fun to create with this week!  I love the layers but it goes together so easily!  I know you will love it too!

Next week we will be celebrating Arlana's 100th sketch!  Can you believe it?  100 weeks and 100 sketches!  Be sure to stop by for our blog hop and all the fun prizes.

My Recipe:

Image: Bugaboo Stamps  Birthday Turtle
Papers:  Scribble Scrabble Party Time, SU Real Red,
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishements:  Nestabilites  Classic Scalloped Squares Large, Classic Squares Large,
MS Balloon, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss Red, Hemp Cord, Ribbon

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Yoshiko
Sweet Sketch 98

Oh, how I love Sally Ann's Cute Oriental Characters.  This image is called Kishi. It reminded me of my granddaughter and thought I would make her birthday card with this image.  I'm a few months early but that is ok.  It will be waiting for her when the time comes. 
This card almost took me back to Okinawa. 
Digi Stamp Boutique is our fabulous sponsor this week at SSW
Sally Ann is offering 6 free digi images of your choice if you are our lucky weekly winner at SSW
So stop by SSW and play along. 
 Sally Ann is constantly creating new images for your delight. 
You will love all of her creations. 

This is the sketch for this week's challenge!
Just to remind you that we only have a few more week's until our 100th Sketch Celebration.  So be sure to check back offen.  We will be having a blog hop and lots of prizes.

My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Kishi
Papers:  BoBunny Olivia Honeydew, DCWV Far East,
 SU Taken With Teal and Kiwi Kiss, Refections Soda Pop,
Inks:  Copic and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small, Classic Ovals Large, Classic Ovals Small, MS Arch Lattice Border Punch, Ribbon, Brads, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flowers, Birds and Turtle
Sweet Sketch 97
Well, I'm back to reality! I had a great time visiting Arlana and creating my cards through April.

Can hardly wait for you to see what I created for you!

Today I have three adorable images from 
Clear Dollar Stamps

Basket of Flowers
On this card I used a new embossing folder from Quickutz that I purchased at the Scrapbook USA Expo called Flowers!  Wish you could see the sparkle in the center of the flowers on this image but my camera didn't capture it .  I think you can see the sparkle on the dragonfly, fronds and flower center. Not sure how I managed to cut the dragonfly out but it worked for me this time.   This image is a freebie at Clear Dollar Stamps.  Isn't is cute as can be? Just love that basket of flowers and the little dragonfly!

Turtle Greetings
I loved this Turtles Greeting image and thought it would make a fabulous birthday card for my grandson when he turns another year.  I'm planning ahead!  As you can see I used Glossy Accents on his shell! I also used stickles on the flames and the turtle's party hat.  Then I just put together the little badge and used a marker to add the three.
Oh, the Nesti Pinking Circles is also a new purchase from the Expo.  I've been wanting that one for some time now.  I used it to make the badge too!

Love Tweet Love
 I'm always in need of wedding cards and thought this would be a perfect addition to my collection.  The embossing folder is another purchased from the Expo.  It is from Quickutz and called Swirls.  I added stickles to all the hearts and circles and on their head and tail feathers and added a little blue jewel in the center of the his flower!  Again my camera doesn't show the sparkle like I wanted it to but hopefully you can imagine!

Clear Dollar Stamps is our sponsor at SSW this week! 
You will definitely want to play along as
 Lori's fabulous prize is a $25 gift certificate! 
Now wouldn't you love to spend that at Clear Dollar Stamps!

My team mates at SSW have a bundle of cards with some sweet inspiration this week. It is always so fun to see what everyone chooses to create with.   Be sure to stop by SSW to check it all out!
 This week's sketch is SSW 97.

We are nearly to our 100th Week Celebration!
Be sure to stop back on May 4 for all the fun and prizes!

My Recipes:
First Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Basket of Flowers
Papers:  Provo Craft Pixie Bloom Dots, Lime Cardstock & Pink Sorbet Cardstock
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large,
Quickutz Flowers Embossing Folder, SU Frond,
Ribbon, Stickles, Flowers, Brad

Second Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Turtle Greetings
Papers:  Pebbles Sparkle, K and Company?,
SU Elegant Eggplant & So Saffron, Color Mates Light Terrific Teal
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers, Sharpie Marker
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilites Pinking Circles Large, Standard Circles Large,
SU 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circles Punch, SU Small Star Punch,
Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Stickles

Third Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Love Tweet Love
Papers:  Imaginiscs Drapin' Daisies, DCWV Robin#1, Light Teal,
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large
Ribbon, Brad, Stickles, Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a day of crafting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

For You
Sweet Sketch 96

I thought I would be back home today but I will be spending another week with Arlana as we have lots of work to accomplish some of which is related to SSW! 
Today I am so excited to show off this sweet image from
I have always loved Heather's sweet images.  
This image is called Pure Innocence 20.  
 I have used one of my favorite embossing folders from SU...Square Lattice. 
I also love this MS Daisy Border punch and have it in the larger scrapbooking punch!  For the finishing touches I added stickles to her little jacket, shoes and the centers of all the flowers! Now I just want you to know that she reminds me of my grand daughters with their sparkly shoes and outfits! 
I'm not sure if you can see all the sparkle.  But the paper also has a sparkle to it.
Digi Stamp Characters is our sponsor at SSW this week.  Heather is offering
3 Free Digis from her etsy shop
to our Grand Prize Winner at SSW!

Close up of Pure Innocence 20

This week's sketch at SSW!

Now one more bit of information...I want to let you know that SSW is nearly ready to celebrate their 100th Week!  As a member of SSW's DT, I want to invite you to be sure to visit us that week and play along...there will be lots of prizes and fun so mark your calendar for May 4! 
My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Characters Pure Innocence 20
Papers:  Best Creation, SU Green Galore, Gable Green & Pink Passion
Inks:  Promarkers and Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  MS Daisy Border Punch,  SU Square Lattice Textured Impressions, Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles, Paper Shaper Flowers, Brad, Ribbon, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!  I always love to hear from you!