July 30, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #147

Hi everyone,

This is my second post for today!! Please scroll down for my Create a Smile post!!

Happy Wednesday!!
Sorry,i am little late today.I am a little busy at the moment.
My brother suprised me last thursday from the USA! :)
I had NO clue he'de be coming over.Actualy we wanted to go over to visit,but it just didn't work out.
He already knew for the past 6 weeks,that he'de be coming.i had no idea.I cryed like a baby,when i saw him standing in the kitchen when i got back from grocery shopping! :) He is not just my brother,but also my best friend!! SO glad to have him in my life!!!
He'll only stay 2 more weeks,so i really wanne spend as much time as possible with him!!!

A pic of me and him we took on saturday! :)

Ok,on to our new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!!
Today our hostess is the amazing Jennifer Timko!! She created this very fun and awesome Sketch!!
Loved working with it!! :)

First thing i thought of,where candles!!
For the flames i used the leaves from Clearly Besotted's Simply Quilled Stamps and Dies.The sentiment comes from this Set as well.The banner comes from Basic Banners,also from Clearly Besotted!!

other supplies: Carta Bella - it's a celebration Papers, Hero Arts - Brush Stamps - Shadow Inks, Jenni Bowlin Ink, Twine, MME - Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella

Please stop by the FMS Blog and check out the beautiful cards from the Team!!
Hope you'll have time to play along!!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Create a Smile Guest DT - Friends in the Woods

Hello everyone,

Here i am with my third and last post as Create a Smile's Guest DT!! :(
Was a great month with them.To bad though that this month went by so fast!
I would like to thank them again for having me and i wish them all the success they need to stick around with the crafty world for many...many years!!!
Danke nochmal Christine,war richtig schön!! Wünsche dir/euch ganz ganz viel Erfolg!! Du hast es verdient!!

For my card i am again using Friends in the Woods! One of the most cutest critter sets out there!!!

I kept my card pretty simple today.I choose the adorable squirrel from this Set,which i cut out leaving a small white border and colored it with Twin Touch Markers.
The background was created using Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint distress inks.I made my own little hills with masking paper.
The cute little tree trunk and the hearts above the sentiment come from an older Hero Arts Set called Whoo loves you.
The sentiment comes from My Creative Time's Bracket Sentiments.I white heat embossed the sentiment and the hearts.
The sun is from Simon Says Stamp's Color and Sunshine Set.And to finish my card,i of course used some MME Enamel Dots!

Sorry for the bad quality.I am still taking the pics with my phone until i have a new card reader.

Check out Create a Smile's Blog and Store!! There will be a new release soon!! And i am sure you don't wanne miss that!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

July 23, 2014

Create a Smile Guest DT - Friends in the Woods

Hello everyone,

This is my third post for today! Please scroll down for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and The Card Concept Challenge!!

Here i am with my second post as Create a Smile Guest DT!! 
I hope some of you already checked out their super cute stamps!! You will NOT be disapointed,believe me!!
I just can't get enough of these adorable critters from their Friends in the Woods Stamp Set!!
Just like my daughter! ;) She LOVES to stamp them,color them and cut them out...just for fun!! So,they have been used quite a few times! :) Shows,that these Stamps are high quality!!!

Today i have a Tag for you.You may already heard of the new Challenge Blog Tag You're It?!
Their Guest Designer for their second Challenge is the amazing Laura Bassen!!
They choose a beautiful Tag from Laura as their Inspiration!!

I die cut my Tag with the Tag Dies from My Creative Time and used Hero Arts Woodgrain Stamp,white heat embossed it and went over it with Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.The leaves where also die cut using Clearly Besotted's Leafy Accents out of Vellum and Black Cardstock.I stamped the Hello My using My Creative Time's Label Font Alpha and used some Glossy Accents for a more realistic finish.I used some Wink of Stella on the word die from Clearly Besotted and the black leaves for a nice shine.
And of course the super cute Owl from Create a Smile's Friends in the Woods Set,which i water colored using the same distress inks and fuzzy cut it,leaving a small white border around it.Some enamel dots and i called it finished! :)

supplies: Create a Smile - Friends in the Woods Stamp Set, My Creative Time - Tag Dies - Label Font Alpha Stamps, Hero Arts - Woodgrain Stamp - White Embossing Powder, Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents, Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, MME and Doodlebug - Enamel Dots, Twine

Please check out Create a Smile Blog and Shop! They have the most beautiful examples on using this and their other Set called Comfy!

Thank you SO much for stopping by!!

Freshly Made Sketches #146

Hello everyone,

This is my second post for today.
You may wanne scroll down for the new The Card Concept Challenge.

Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!!
This week,we are having a new Sketch made by Amy O'Neill!! What a great Sketch! Loved playing with it!! Amy,for me is the queen of colors! :) When you know me,you know how much a love a colorfull card,and Amy always uses the most beautiful matching colors on her cards!!

Supplies: My Creative Time - Flower Petal Dies - Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies - Springtime in Paris ( sentiment ), Echo Park - Happy Camper Papers, Vellum, Gems, Hero Arts - Brush Stamps

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

The Card Concept #15

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday!!

Today i have a card for you for the new The Card Concept Challenge!!
We have a beautiful Color Challenge for you!!

Here comes my card for the Freestyle Collage Style!
I must admit i had quite a hard time! The colors are beautiful,but i just couldn't make it work on my card! When i saw the cards from them Team on the Team Blog,i thought...how to they do this everytime?! :) Well...it could be worse!! haha

I used the Build a Chevy Background Stamps from My Creative Time for the background.White Heat Embossed it and distressed it with Tumpled Glass Distress Ink.
The big ambersand die is also from My Creative Time,which incluses 3 matching Stamps to go ontop.I heat embossed it with clear glitter powder. To bad you can't really see the pattern.

Another thing i would like to mention...Sorry for the poor picture.My card reader broke,means i can't upload the pictures from my DSRL camera to my computer.Now i have to take the photos with my Phone until i have a new one! :/

supplies: My Creative Time - And Then Some - Build a Chevy Background - 4x4 Journal Die + More - Stitched Layering Heart Dies, Hero Arts - White Embossing Powder, Clear Glitter Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, MME - Enamel Dots, Sequins

I'll be back later with the new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and my Guest DT post for Create a Smile!

Please check out the TCC Blog to find more fabulous cards from the Team!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

July 21, 2014

You're my shining Star

Hello everyone,

Happy Monday! I hope everyone was having a great weekend!!

I am getting ready here in a little,to bring my 10 year old to school.They will be having a sleepover in the school tonight.It's like an "goodbye" party.Friday will be their last day,and than 6 weeks off.
Can't believe she'll be a 5th grader than and my big one will be a 9th grader.Gosh...it's so hard to see them grow so fast.My best friend was here today,and she brought some old photo albums,inlcuding pics when she was holding my big one when she was a baby,and i was holding her girl,and she is already 17 now.Yap,it's official...we are getting old!! hehe

Ok,on to my card for today.It's for the latest CASE Study Challenge.I would like to thank you girls from CASE Study again for choosing my card as the winner 2 weeks ago!! I was happy like a little kid in a toy store! :) Shari Carroll is such an inspiration to me,that my happiness was twice as much when i saw my card on the front page! :)
I made a card for their last Challenge as well but missed the deadline! :/
Here the inspiration pic:

And here is my card:

supplies: Clearly Besotted - Geometric Style II - Superstar Stamps and Dies - Time to Celebrate ( big circle behind the purple star ), Hero Arts - Brush Stamps - Shadow Ink, Jenni Bowlin Ink, Wink of Stella, MME - Enamel Dots

I'm pretty sure,this will be a lot of fun!! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

July 18, 2014

Wishing you

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday everyone!!

Hopefuly you all had a wonderful week!
We are having the most beautiful weather here again.A lot of sun and SO warm!! Nice!!
I guess that means swimming tomorrow. :)

I have a card i made for the latest CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge!!
There is a butterfly,BUT i didn't use one! Almost unbelievable!! haha

supplies: My Creative Time - Wishing you where here - Stitched layering heart dies, Zing - Silver Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Distress Ink for a little watercoloring

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

July 16, 2014

Create a Smile Guest - Friends in the Woods

Hi everyone,

This is my second post for today.You may scroll down for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! :)

I hope you all had fun at Create a Smile's first release Blog Hop?!!! Thank you so much everyone for your nice comments!!

For the next 3 Wednesdays,i'll be showing you my creations using Create a Smile Friends in the Woods Stamps as their Guest Designer! :)

Thank you so much again Christine for this awesome chance! Love using your goodies! :) Danke nochmal!! :)
Finaly a German Store who creates awesome and fun Stamps!! Can't wait for their German Sentiments,i think they'll be out in September!!

For my card i've used the adorable Fox from the Set.Isn't he or maybe her ;) just too cute?!!
I mainly focused on the color orange for my card.
For the background i've used a Star Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and Distress Inks.

supplies: Create a Smile - Friends in the Woods, Distress Inks, SSS - Star Stencil, MME - Enamel Dots, Spellbinder - Circle Dies, Twin Touch Markers, Gems

Check out Create a Smile's Blog and their Store.It's worth it! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Freshly Made Sketches #145

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday!!
I hope everyone had a great week so far!! :)
Sorry,i am so quiet at the moment.I had a stomach flu last week.Went to the doctor yesterday,since i keep having heartburning since last month,and well i have gastritis.So,i am not even sure if it was the stomach flu last week,or if it came from the gastritis.The only thing that bothers me about this whole thing,i am not allowed to drink coffee! Serious?? Me and no coffee,is like summer without sun...just doesn't fit!! haha
Oh and i am not allowed to eat stuff that has been baked/cooked in a pan or the oven.Nice...that means i will finaly loose some more weight!! hehe Because there is not much left to eat than!! ;)

Today i am gonna share a card for the new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!!
Our hostess this week,is the amazing Narelle Farrugia!
I really love her cards,each single one! The way she uses flowers,leaves and so is just amazing!!

supplies: My Creative Time - Stitched Journal Die, Clearly Besotted - Sweet Rose Stamps - Bridal Bouquet Stamps and Dies ( leaves ) - Simply Quilled ( Sentiment ), Hero Arts - White Embossing Powder, Jenni Bowlin - Inks, Distress Ink, Gems, Wink of Stella

Check out the FMS Blog to find more stunning creations from the Team!!
I hope you'll have time to play along!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

July 11, 2014

Create a Smile first release Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

Happy Friday!!

Are you ready for a fun hop?? I sure hope so! :) I am very happy to be joining these awesome Ladies today!! Ok,let's get started...

Welcome to the Create A Smile First Release Blog Hop!

Create a Smile is a new stamp company in a town, located in Germany!
When Christine Drogt started illustrating and sharing images with friends, it soon became crystal-clear that those images would make awesome clear stamps.  Because Christine has always loved to make people smile (it can be as easy as smiling at strangers!) the name was found quickly (thanks to her friend Alison!) and the vision became reality.

Create A Smile stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

We’re thrilled you are joining us as we begin this great adventure! We truly love the fantastic paper-crafting community (YOU!) and are so excited to be bringing something new to you all!

These are the facts:
Create A Smile are releasing our first two stamp sets TODAY!! You can find our store at www.createasmilestamps.com 
We have TWO fun sets filled with super cute images, available for purchase.
You can win a $15 gift-certificate for the store-- all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday (July 12th) 8am CET - that's 2am EST. The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (July 13th)
And here are the 2 first releases of Create a Smile

Friends in the Wood

Aren't these just AMAZING?!! I LOVE them and they sure make me smile!! :)

Here is a card i made using Friends in the Wood
I fell in love with the adorable images and the "to tell the tooth" right away!! :) So cute!
I had my husband and me in mind,when i created this one.Him and me just couldn't be any more different! But well,it worked for the past 16 years,with some downs of course...so i guess it's a good thing we are so different,who knows!! ;)

supplies: Create a Smile - Friends in the Wood, Hero Arts - Woodgrain Stamp - White Embossing Powder, Distress Inks, Twin Touch Markers, Simon Says Stamp - Mini Heart Dies, Sequins, My Creative Time - 4x4 Journal Die + More

And here comes the Blog Hop line up...what a buch of amazing crafters...

Cindy Lovell You are here

Don't miss out on this fun and awesome hop!! 

Thank you so very much for stopping by!!

July 9, 2014

Freshy Made Sketches #144

Hello everyone,

Happy Wednesday! :)

Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!!
Karren is our hostess this week! LOVE this Sketch,just like i love everything Karren creates!!

Everything i used for my card,is from the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit! Love this Kit.
Only the button comes from my stash,and i used Glossy Accents on the little stamped hearts!

Check out the FMS Blog to see all of the fabulous inspirations from the Team!!

Sorry for keeping this very...very short today!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

July 4, 2014

You and Me

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday!! Finaly weekend!! I am so ready! :)
I hope everyone had a wonderful week so far!

Have you seen the new Muse at CASE Study?
It's the amazing Shari Carroll!! Oh how i love this women!! Her style is SO awesome! She is incredible talented!!
So,of course i will be playing along!! :)

supplies: My Creative Time - And then some, My Minds Eye - Cupids Arrow Papers - Enamel Dots, Sequins, Hero Arts - Shadow Ink, Simon Says Stamp - Mini Hearts Die, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Wishing you all a great weekend!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday! :)

I am very excidet and happy to be guesting again for the awesome CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge!!
Loving their Sketches and their fabulous Team!! I try to play along whenever i can!
This week,they have this fantastic Sketch by Gayatri Murali!! I LOVE it!!

I had a lot of fun putting my card together.I knew right away what i would use after i saw the Sketch!! I did a little watercoloring behind the leaves and flowers.

supplies: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents Dies and Stamps - Bridal Bouquet - Sweet little Sentiments - Basic Banners Stamps and Dies, Hero Arts - Shadow Inks, Distress Inks

Stop by the Blog and check out all of the amazing cards from the Team!!!
Hope you'll got inspired and join us!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

July 2, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #143

Hello everyone,

Happy Wednesday! :) I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!!

Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches!!
I am very happy to be your Hostess this week. I really hope you'll like it!! I choose a lot of white space on the top part and a few layers on the bottom part..But i think it's still very versatile.
I had so much fun putting it together.I must admit i had problems though creating a card with it!! haha
I think the only problem i had though,was not the Sketch,it reather was that i was trying not to use any black or grey.I use them on almost all of my cards.But i realized it's not gonna work without,so with a little help of my friend grey ( NO not Christian haha ), it was SO very easy to put together!!
So,i hope you all will enjoy this Sketch as much as i did! :) Would love to see what you come up with!!

supplies: My Creative Time - Speech Bubble Sentiments, Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents Dies- Love Blossom ( little flowers ) and Diagonal Stripes, Echo Park - Head over Heels Papers, Gems, Spellbinder Circle Die

Check out the FMS Blog to see what this fabulous Team has created with this Sketch!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!