Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dude Time Doodles Blog Leap

In honor of Leap Day, Dude Time Doodles is hosting a Blog Leap to introduce you to their new townsfolk. If you've been participating you should have arrived here from Mags, our wonderful guest designer for the month. Since the leap is continuous just keep moving until you've seen them all and remember to leave a comment along the way for a chance to be a winner of a Dude Time Doodles image from the mystery host. I used Jon Jogger who running lightening fast away from work and into retirement!  Now you should leap lightening fast to Dude Time Doodles


I am so excited, I have been invited to join the Can You Digi It design team!  Can You Digi It recently open their store and they feature digital images and papers, clear stamps plus a host of other crafting goodies. They host a bi-weekly challenge on Tuesdays and the winner receives a $10 store coupon! 

A new CYDI challenge starts today and to play along use Denim and Lace in your creation. I absolutely could not resist the cuteness of MouseCat sporting the latest fashion trend for cats, promising to attract more mice than traditional traps! 

For more inspiration please visit the other IT Girls using the links on my sideboard, or if need be, the collage found below. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cocktail Waitress

Cocktail Waitress by Fawn Palmer was one of Saturday's new releases at Squiggllefly and I am sharing her with you to introduce you to the new challenge that starts today at Squigglefly.  The challenge is being hosted by Holley's Hobbyists and the theme is Spring is in the Air! Show us what spring means to you, flowers blooming, children playing, gardening, Easter, Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day, or just being outside? Maybe spring to you means finally packing the Christmas decorations away. Show us some bright and beautiful cheer. As an extra task use some ribbon. So what does Cocktail Waitress have to do with spring? Well, she has a green apron for St. Patrick's Day. But first and foremost, sunshine!  After all, "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine -- except on a day without sunshine I can still drink my wine!" So go ahead, pour yourself a glass of sunshine and play along! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ladybug Magnet Girl

I really dislike when I get a new image and I cannot immediately post it but sometimes that happens and that is the case with today's card, Ladybug Magnet Girl from Sassy Cheryl's. But here she is with her promise that spring is just around the corner. I wish she could tell us how long the block might be until we get to the corner but we know its closer than yesterday! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I love my children and their spouses and I certainly hope that they do not think I am a busybody, a chronic complainer or a buttinsky! But apparently there are some mother-in-laws that are and enjoy shaking their finger and finding fault or giving advice about everything such as Lynne Stansbery's version of Mother-in-law from Squigglefly! I am so thankful to be perfect! 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hell for Leather

Keeping with yesterday's theme of road safety, Hell for Leather from Just Inklined is a great example of our male counterpart and his need for speed! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Speed Diva

Women have totally unfounded bad reputations for our driving skills, ask any woman!  We are very safe drivers as demonstrated with the help of Speed Diva by Suzanne Urban from Squigglefly! I mean really, wouldn't our hair get mussed speeding and of course, if we had to jam on our brakes, we might break a nail! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Placing the Stars

When I saw Placing the Stars at A Day for Daisies, it was immediately mine! I tried several different papers, flowers, and swirls and decided the image was much to pretty and should be left as is without embellishment. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another addiction!

I recently watched with fascination the video Zenspirations Patterning Techniques by Joanne Fink on Sakura of America’s website. After watching the video I decided to try what I had learned. I printed a simple daisy stamp that I found in the dollar bin at one of the crafts store onto Heavenly White cardstock from PaperTemptress and using a black pen began making patterns and then spot colored it with gel pens. I mounted my creation on embossed Lemondrop Pop Tone cardstock, also from PaperTemptress, and added touches of glossy accents to finish the card. Now I have another addiction, doodling patterns!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bees on a Caterpillar

Another new challenge is starting today at Squigglefly. Team Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals are in charge of providing inspiration for you but since the challenge is to Use Yellow Somewhere On Your Card, I thought I would play along using Bees on a Caterpillar by Monica Estill from Squigglefly. So come on now, get out the yellow and play! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Workout Birdie

The sweet little Workout Birdie from Doodle Pantry is definitely NOT me! Oh sure, I workout, I exercise my elbow each time I raise a fork, spoon or glass to my lips and I keep my thumbs in shape when I change channels on the remote. The closest I've ever been to a treadmill is walking pass them in a department store and of course, I'm always pushing my luck! But since dogs do need exercise, I take my beautiful goldens for a walk each day, all the way to the backdoor! 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Puppy Needs Love

Puppy Needs Love by Deena Perreault is one of the new images being released today at Squigglefly. How could anyone refuse to love this little guy? 

Stop by and visit Squigglefly to see more of today's new releases! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gardener's Delight

Oh yes, I'm so ready for spring and in a little more than a month, it will be! Gardener's Delight from Just Inklined is an image that screams "spring" and for now, I must be satisfied with spring-like images because the weatherman is predicting snow! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tea Pot Birdhouse

Our weather lately feels more like spring, contradicting the infamous Punxatawney Phil's prediction on Groundhog Day's that we would have six more weeks of winter. Being encouraged by the clacking and clamoring of the birds, obviously sharing my enthusiasm for warmer weather, I used Tea Pot Birdhouse from Digi Doodle Shop to spark you into participating in the new Anything Goes Challenge that starts today. Team Ruth is hosting the challenge and it's a great way for you to share your talent and possibly win a $10.00 gift certificate from Digi Doodles Shop. Please visit my fellow teammates and then take advantage of the great sales going on at the store

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hot Tub Harry

Today's card features Hot Tub Harry, sitting in nice warm water, smiling as he creates his own "bubble" bath. Left to their own devices, men are so easily entertained! I used Harry, from Bonibleaux Designs, to inspire you to join the new challenge that starts today at Dude Time Doodles. Be sure to visit the Dude and the Dudettes for more inspiration and for all the details of the challenge, please visit Dude Time Doodles, but I will tell you that the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate from Stamp-by-Step, our sponsor for the challenge. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unhappy Valentine

As a youngster, I loved playing with paper dolls and decided to use Sassy Cheryl's image Unhappy Valentine to make my own.

Hope you have a wonderful
Valentine's Day! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Pup

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Squigglefly's new designer, Linda Binkinshaw, has created the adorable Valentine Pup! Since it's Holley's Hobbyists' turn to provide inspiration for Squigglefly's latest challenge, Have a Heart, the release of this adorable image was perfect for me! So Have a Heart, be a good sport and join the challenge, you could be the next winner! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

All You Can Eat Night

Although I have a l-o-n-g, long way to go before I participate in senior citizens day, I still appreciate the humor of Squigglefly's artist, Lynne Stansbery's image All You Can Eat Night! Something to look forward to right? 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Puppy Love - Heart String

If I must say so myself, I love how Puppy Love - Heart String from Bugaboo turned out! This Valentine is on its way to someone very special in my life! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Violin

When I was in elementary school, I tried and I tried to learn to play the violin. Two years into the beginner's class, my violin teacher dropped me from the program. The good news is that I still remember the name of each string but not how to play the scales. Years later, I tortured each of my five children with violin lessons with pretty much the same results. But we all tried and now I content myself with the knowledge that it wasn't us, it was the violin's fault! The beautiful images of a violin is from Just Inklined, one of four images in Digi Print JI-005.  

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stressed Mutt

You know how feel about our wonderful K-9 friends so today's card shouldn't come as a surprise, I just can't help myself. I saw Stressed Mutt at Can You Digi It (C.Y.D.I.) and had to have it. The sentiment is from my stash and most certainly applies to my two goldens and all the other wonderful pups that I have loved in my short lifetime. 

Speaking of joy makers, we have passed the two week mark that my sweet puppy-mill breeder dog has not had an "accident" in the house! This is a remarkable accomplishment for her since having to be outside under any circumstances is a source of extreme fear for her. In May, it will be two years since Xena came to live with us so two weeks is something to brag about! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Zeke Zoro

Sometime during the night I heard such a clammer, I jumped out of bed and dashed to my window and believe it or not, I saw Zeke Zoro, in his magnificent spandex dueling with a shrub in my yard! I watched for quite some time before I woke up and realized it's time for Dude Time Doodles' February Guest Designer/Freebie Challenge! You're invited to play along and all you need is the freebie, Zeke Zoro, available at Dude Time Doodles and a little creativity to enter. For more inspiration check out what my fellow Dudettes and the Dude have created and play along for a chance to be Dude Time Doodles' guest designer for March! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Dear Granddaughter

My goodness, it seems hard to believe that its been one year since I wished my oldest granddaughter Happy Birthday but its time to do so again! She is such a lovely young lady and I am very proud of her. My only concern that time is rolling by so quickly, it won't be long before she is older than I am! To send my birthday wishes, I used this sweet freebie from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.  


Monday, February 6, 2012

Just Inklined's Blog Hop for February

Welcome to Just Inklined's blog hop for February! I'm sure you've already been dazzled by the awesome talents of Just inklined's design team and that you've enjoyed visiting each stop. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here after seeing the sensational creativity of Jak. Our fabulous hostess this month is Joyce and her theme is Special Fold. The image I used for my card is Cupid You're Mine!  To continue to hop you next visit Toni to see her Special Fold work of art. While you're hopping, remember to leave a comment along the way to win an image from this month's Mystery Hostess! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Knit Kit

Knit Kit is another fantastic image recently released at Squigglefly by Fawn Palmer. The set includes three frames and three images.The sentiment is computer generated. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cupid Gone Bad!

Among the new images being released today at Squigglefly is the outrageous temptress, Cupid Gone Bad by Fawn Palmer!  I couldn't help myself I had to have her reclining on a fluffy purple rug floating in the clouds. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


I have too many suitors to count so I must make a lot of Valentines! For today's card, I used Cupid from Just Inklined and I love the image but I do wonder if maybe he shouldn't be sporting a set of suspenders to prevent him from losing his skirt?   

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love Frogs

Can you feel the l-o-v-e? I hope so because as you can see from the Love Frogs, love is in the air and that's also the new challenge that starts today at Digi Doodle Shop. I used Love Frogs, found in the Valentine section of Shop by Theme at Digi Doodle Shop, anticipating that the sound of the loud ribbits echoing from this pair would encourage you to play along and be the winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store. And since we're all busy making valentines, why not play along, just show the love in the air! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Impatient Ice

Since it's the first day of February, happy first day of February! It's also the first Wednesday which means there is a new challenge starting at Dude Time Doodles today! The challenge is to use a touch of RED in honor of Valentine's Day! I used Marlene's sentiment and Impatient Ice from Bonibleaux Designs! Gotta love Marlene! 

Stop by and visit the Dudettes, the Dude and our guest designer, Mags, to see more inspiration and then use a touch of RED and join us! You might be the winner!