Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Daba" Hunting for Easter Eggs

I've had this "Candy Cup" die by Sizzix for a while and thought this would be the perfect time to create an Easter basket with it.   Being Spring and Easter is just a few days away, I wanted to make it in bright and cheery Spring colors. 

I shared them with the awesome ladies at  work today.  Here are 7 of them....

Fun items used for this project:
"Daba" image by Sister Stamps
DP by Bo Bunny
Lace punch for handle, grass, butterfly, and egg punches by Martha Stewart
Small flower punch at base of handle by Studio G

I'm entering the basket in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - "Challenge 34 - Animals"
Delightful Challenges - "Hippity Hoppity - Bunny or Rabbit"
Stampavie & More - "Challenge 190 - Pretty in Pink"
Inky Impressions - " ICC #103 - Easter or Spring"
Word Art Wednesday - "Challenge 73 - Anything Goes"
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog - "Challenge 45 - Easter"
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - "Challenge 159 - Favorite Color Combo"
Bearly-Mine - "Challenge 79 - Girly Pink"

Thanks for poppin' in for a visit.  Enjoy the LONG weekend and hope it's a scrap happy one.  Toodles!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Mail from Sweet Cuz

Last week I was overjoyed with happy mail from my sweet Cuz.  OMG, check these out.  

First up, she made this CUTE Easter card.  Don't you think it's totally ADORABLE?   I call this cutie "The 20/20 Chick."   The eyeglass frame is by Impression Obsession. 

Here's a matching card......sweet!

And here's all the goodies she sent me.  She knows I LOVE dies.  Can't wait to play with them.  THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR CUZ.   YOU MADE MY DAY A "WOO-HOO' HAPPY ONE!!!!
Thanks for stopping by.   Have a super fun and crafty day.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Betsy Bluebell Watering Her Garden of Tulips and RAK

I can feel Spring in the air and the weather warming up....yay.   Maybe I won't need to wear my socks so often.   LOL.  How's the weather in your area?   

Fun items I used for this card:
Image by Penny Black
DP by city Park and my stash
Spellbinder dies
Distress Ink
Punch by Martha Stewart
Flourish die by Hero Arts from Island Scrapbooking
Flowers by Inky Impressions
Leaf punch by EK
Ribbon by American Crafts
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Pearl by Kaiser Crafts
Bead charm which I made  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - "Challenge 214 - Embossing (I used heat embossing on the image)"
Creative Inspirations - "Challenge 209 - Spring Colours"
Craft Your Passion - "Challenge 154 - Ribbon or Lace"
Through the Craftroom - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiment - "Flowers Galore"
Crafty Boots - "Flowers"
Love to Create - "Challenge 57 - Anything Goes"
Stamp with Fun - "Challenge 203 - Anything Goes"
A Gem of A Challenge - "Challenge 71 - Easter/Spring"

On to the awesome RAK....
I recently received happy mail from a dear friend.  Aren't these sweet?   I actually ate the candy in the red envelope before I took the picture but inserted the wrapper after.  Can't tell huh?   It fits a Ghirardelli Square chocolate just perfectly.  Yummy!!!   The Hello Kitty heart has 3 cute notepads when it's opened (see below).  Cute idea.  Lastly, a pkg. of popcorn inserted in the sweet wrapper.   We ate it while watching Hawaii Five-O.  Can't watch TV without munching on some goodies.

Here's a pix of the Hello Kitty notepads.  Love it!!!!
Thanks for stopping by.   Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Retired and Gone Fishing

This past weekend hubby and I went to a Retirement Party.  The retiree loves to fish.  Well, these were the only fishing images I had and I bet it'll make him feel "young."   LOL.  We enjoyed some yummy Hawaiian food and ohhhh everything was YUMMY!  Wish I had a bigger tummy so I could've eaten more.    Ha-ha, oink. 

Here's the card I made.  Wanting to add some dimension, I stamped the fish multiple times on gray CS and fussy cut them.  The cute bear and duck actually just had their fishing line in the water but I added fish at the end of their line to make it look like they each got a bite.   

Here's a close up of their "catch".

And a pix of the matching gift tag.

I used the following:
Image: Popcorn the Bear by Crafters Companion
DP by Doodlebug and Mind's Eye
Tab punch by Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Made on my computer
Distress Ink
Grass stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps
To / From stamp by Magenta

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Lady Bug Crafts - "March Challenge - The Colour Blue"
Paper Take Weekly - "1-2-3"  (1 blue DP, 2 sentiments, 3 strands of twine)
Tuesday Alchemy - " Challenge 52 - Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Design - "Thing that Begin with F" (Fishing)
Paper Play Time - "Challenge 5 - Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Buzzin' By on a Sunny Spring Day....and an Eeeeeky Must-See Pix

 A few weeks ago, we had SOOOOO much rain it seemed like it would never end.   Now that the sun is out again, I thought I'd create this "backyard scene on a sun shiny day."

For this card I used the following:
Flower, sun, and bee stamps by Hero Arts
Fence die by Magnolia from Island Scrapbooking
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
DP from my ever growing stash
Flower and snail stickers by Sticko

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday:  "Challenge 259 - Spring Fever"
The Paper Shelter:  "Challenge 102 - Punch and Die"  (Fence die and grass punch)
Whimsical Designs:  "Think Spring"
Papertake Weekly:  "Anything Goes"
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog:  "Challenge 156 - Flowers, Flowers Everwhere"
Loves Rubberstamps:  "Week 42 - Anything Goes"
Paper Playtime:  "Challenge 5 - Anything Goes"
That Craft Place Blog:  "Anything Goes"

And here's the "Eeeeeky" pix.  This is my son's friend's girlfriend with their "pet" Jackson chameleon.  OMG, when she stepped out of the car I kinda freaked out and told her not to come near me fearing her "pet" might jump on me.   Oh brother, if that ever happened, believe me, it would go FLYING into the ozone.  Hee-hee.
And get this, she said she once had a live grasshopper and put it between her lips with the body partially out.  The chameleon was on the palm of her had and it zapped the grasshopper with it's tongue in a flash.  EEEEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!

And here's our son holding it.   AHHHHH!!!  Look at his eyeballs.....freaky!!!  Ugh, go wash your hands. (No offense)  LOL.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a happy Aloha Friday and a fabulous weekend.