Tuesday, August 31

Anything Goes at A Crafty Little Place!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Today's the last day of August!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!  Before you know it, it will be the last day of FALL!  My mom always told me that time goes by faster as you get older. NOW I know what she means!  On that note, today marks the beginning of yet another fabulous week-long challenge at 'A Crafty Little Place'!!  And you can do this one, I KNOW you can!  Because it's an 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge!  That's right!! ANY creation will do!  So, upload one of your best cards to be able to get a chance to win the prize! 

WHAT is the prize? The chance to display the TOP 3 or WINNER BADGE from A Crafty Little Place!!

My card was based on a past sketch by Jen DelMuro and is using the supplies as listed below from the DIE CUTS R US STORE!!  I made another Thank You card, but this time it's for my other son (who looks like this!) to give to his teacher!  I thought I would try to make it girly for Mrs. Denu by using the Damask papers from My Mind's Eye Lush paper line, but still keep it somewhat masculine (by keeping it streamlined and brown/greenish) since it's from Eli.  How'd I do?  Did I pass the test?  Eli thinks so! 

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lush papers Stripe and Damask
Stamps: So Random Up & Down Sentiment, Puddlejumpers Schooltime Landon
Flower: Chocolate flower by Kaisercraft
Copic coloring

Pop on over and play
in the 'Anything Goes'
challenge this week!!

Friday, August 27

Meljen's newest Challenge!

Happy FRIDAY!  My card is using this week's challenge at Meljen's Designs!  It's a birthday challenge!

I used Meljen's Designs Double Scoop Ice Cream Cone!  This is for our Blog Writer, DEE!! She's supah fab and we just love her to death!!  Happy Birthday, DEE!!!  Check and see how you can play along with our Birthday Challenge in honor of Dee's Birthday, so you can be entered to win some freebie images from us!  Click here for the Challenge INFO!!

AND don't forget that you can also play along with MORE challenges each week to get entered to win some freebies images from us, too!  Meljen's Designs sponsors some pretty awesome Challenge Blogs each week!  AND if you tackle their challenges, you are in for a chance to win FOUR more FREEBIES of your choice from the store HERE

Here's two more challenge blogs that we will be sponsoring...

Here are the newest images by Meljen's Designs!  Isn't Melissa just the MOST talented gal EVAH!?  OH MY GOSH, she knows how to rock that sketch paper and ink!!  Be sure to check out her new releases and ALL of her talent HERE at the Meljen's Designs Store!! 

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, August 24

A little "thank you" goes a LONG way....

... especially when it involves a Hershey's bar!!

Isn't this adorable?  This week's challenge at 'A Crafty Little Place' is to make a foodie item!!!!!!!  I used the Nana's Kitchen line from Die Cuts with a View for my candy bar wrapper!  I used a Thank You vertical sentiment down both sides of the wrapper, too!  You can see the supplies linked under the last close-up picture....

My Isaac has claimed this creation for his new Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Small!  Isn't that sweet?  I used some Stickles glitter glue to sparkle up the green dots on the wings and used a Quikutz die for the scrolly diecuts!
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts with a View Nana's Kitchen
Stamps: So Random Up & Down Sentiment, Lollipop Butterfly
Buttons: Nook & Pantry buttons
Flower: Chocolate flower by Kaisercraft
Copic coloring
Be sure to check out this week's challenge details HERE on the blog!!  There's always a great prize!!  OH, and don't forget that there's a COPIC SALE going on, too, at the Die Cuts R Us store HERE!!!
Enjoy your day!! 


My gal pal and Torch Bearer for Amber Ink., THANH, is having a blog candy celebration for her upcoming birthday!!  SO, I thought I would share it with you!!

Check out Thanh's BLOG at YUMMY CREATIONS to see how you can get in on a chance to celebrate her birthday with her with this honkin' blog candy bundle!!!


Monday, August 23

Sharing my Box Tops Chart

It took me forever to get this done!!  OVER 12 hours to be exact!!  But I like it!

CLICK to open in a new window then click to enlarge and zoom to see details!

I shared this with my Meljen's DTeam a bit ago and thought you all may like to see it, too!

The students at two of my kids' school compete each month to see who brings in the most BOX TOPS (General Mills products).  The preschool classes and kindergarten classes (some half-day kindergarten) compete against each other (hence that brown horizontal line about 1/3 of the way down).  AND the 1st graders compete against the 2nd graders.  Whoever wins gets the HONOR of displaying the 'Silver Scissors' award on their door for the month (12" honkin' pair of scissors I made using my cricut and tons of silver glitter!) AND they win some candy, bookmark, pencils, etc.  Last year we raised over $2100.00, up 40% from the previous year without the competition and prizes!  Our goal is to do $2600.00 this year!  Next year we will just make a new grid with posterboard and glue over the numbers that we enter into the chart this year!!  SO, KNOWING that I wasn't going to have to do this next year, I figured I ought to spend some quality time on it and make it nice!

The stars are red-lined double sticky and covered with silver glitter, I used my Cricut to make the statement at bottom and used a variety of rub-ons by Making Memories for the teachers' names!  The sun was going down, so I didn't get a good pic of this, but maybe tomorrow.  OH, and to give you an idea of the size, that is my hubby behind there holding it over his face.  It's over 4' tall and normal posterboard width of 28 or 30". 

Thanks for letting me share!!  nicole xoxox

Sunday, August 22


I NEARLY FORGOT!!  It's that time!!

I wrote down all the names, put them in a bowl, and by the power of 'isaac.org' (my 5 year old son) the winner of the awesome Prairie Bird Boutique ribbon BLOG CANDY below is:


Yvonne has until 2:15 pm tomorrow to claim her prize!!!  If she doesn't, I will draw again!!!

Please be sure to visit Patsy at Prairie Bird Boutique!  She has the most amazing ribbons and seriously the most awesome and FAST customer service around!!  Thanks, Patsy!!  I hope some new customers found you!!!



Here it is!  The blog candy that I have been warning you about!!  Through my fellow Design Team gal-pal ANDREA, I found this awesome supplier of "shabby wrinkled" rayon ribbon!!  It's actually seam binding and it also can be ironed out flat!! A bit of versatility there depending on what style your creation is!

So WHERE do you get this awesome array of beautiful colored ribbons?  From Patsy at PRAIRIE BIRD BOUTIQUE!!  She sells them through her etsy store HERE in bundles of three, just like this one, which is called 'Past Autumn' which features ribbon in rust, deep burgundy and an avocado green, just gorgeous!  EACH color is five yards (YEP!  15 FEET EACH COLOR!!), giving you 15 yards of fun for just $5.00!  I KNOW!  I could hardly believe it myself!!  That's LESS than $1.75 a color for 5 yards!!  CRAZY, Right??!!

Well, I am giving this bundle away to help promote Patsy's gorgeous products because I just love them all so much and really want to help her business blossom so she continues to sell these beautiful ribbons!  HOW do you get entered?  A few different ways!

You will get an entry for EACH of the following...
Do ONE or do them ALL to better your chances!

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favorite color-bundle of shabby wrinkled ribbons from Patsy's store HERE.

2. Post about this blog candy on YOUR blog (NOT in your sidebar) and link back to me your post!!
     2b. {if you include the blogcandy picture, I will give you an EXTRA ENTRY!!)

3. Become a follower of my GottaHavePaper blog for an entry!

4. Share it on FaceBook and you get another entry!!

Pretty simple, right?  I think so!  If you want to see these ribbons being used on some fabulous creations check out Andrea's blog HERE!  I just got my order from Patsy, so I haven't used them but a few times, but tomorrow I have a card featuring Patsy's ribbons from Prairie Bird Boutique and I think you will love it!

Blog Candy entries will be received from now until Sunday, August 22nd at NOON eastern time!  I will announce the winner that evening and you will have 24 hours to claim it, or I will draw again!  Please help spread the word about Patsy's ribbons, they are just gorgeous and you will love them, I PROMISE! 

Saturday, August 21

Feeling KRAFTY?

Well, I survived!  YEP, I took my youngest (AND LAST!!! NOPE, not having any more kids for sure!) to kindergarten yesterday!  Thought I would lose it like the Mom at the door hanging all over Grandma who was crying, "MY baby, my BABY!!"  LOL!  It was hilarious!  I felt for her, I did!  But, guess I am a little hardened to it since this was the fourth time sending a kid off to his/her first day of school!  Still sad, but I know how much Isaac has been wanting to go to school.   Plus if he wasn't such a little brain, teaching himself to read when he was just three years old, I would probably worry, but he's gonna do super!

OK, so I know you really are here for the crafty-bit, right?  Well, have no fear, a new challenge is here!  This week's challenge from Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays is so easy that if you don't play along you are really missing the ticket on an easy entry into a fabulous prize by Sassy Studio Designs!!
Sassy Studio Designs is offering up FOUR DIGIS of the winner's choice, just for playing along with this challenge!  SO, what is the challenge, you ask!?  Well, just use KRAFT paper in your project!!  Kraft paper, also known as the new CRUMB CAKE with Stampin' Up, is a great neutral paper that also has a little bit of a textured look to it!  LOVE THAT!! I used Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chip and some sparkly paper by My Mind's Eye for my card above.  Isn't this image cute, too?  SO SASSY!!  And you know me, I just had to add a little pearly bling to decorate it up!  Copic coloring, of course!

Pop on over to Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays to enter your Kraft-inspired creation and also to see the other items made using Sassy Studio Designs images!

Enjoy your day!!

Thursday, August 19

Blog Candy and a New Release!!

HEY!! Last day of summer today!!!!!!!  This summer was stressful but it did go by super fast!  I don't know what happened to the days!  The kids are excited for school tomorrow, they got up today at 6am because they couldn't wait to face the last day of summer!  And although I really do enjoy quiet time without referreeing kids all day during the school year, tomorrow is going to be bittersweet.  I am going to be putting my last child in 1/2 Day Kindergarten tomorrow, that's gonna be tough.  Scott just told me that he took tomorrow off so that he could see Isaac go to school at noon, so I am guessing that he's kinda sad his last child is headed to school, too.  Plus he probably knows I am going to be a wreck when I pull away from the school, too!!!!

The next 12 months is going to bring so many momentus occasions!  Besides Isaac starting school, Josh already off for his 2nd year of college last week, and Eli headed to a new school tomorrow (3rd, 4th and 5th are at another location) I will be turning the big FOUR-OH in February, Josh will be turning 21 in May and I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary next July!   WOW, it's gonna be a busy year!!

Well, onto the new release of MELJEN'S DESIGNS today!!!  Aren't these just adorable?  I LOVE aprons, have a few myself that I wear often, otherwise I ruin my clothes while I cook!  So, I am a bit surprised that I didn't use it for my card above, but this 'I Heart You Badge' was just tugging at my heartstrings!  Isn't it sweet?  This week's challenge at the Meljen's Designs BLOG HERE is a color challenge!  Brown, teal and orange are the colors of the week!!  Be sure to play so you can be entered to win THREE images of your choice!! 

I am using some of the same seam binding ribbon that is in my BLOG CANDY post below!!  Be sure to sign up for that!  There's not many entries so far, which makes it easier to win, teehee!!  I love how this ribbon just perks up any card, it's so fun being crinkled!!

Well, pop on over to the Meljen's BLOG to see more inspiration using the newly release digis!!  Or just see ALL of Melissa's artistry at the store HERE!!

Enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, August 17

Time Is Up!

My time with Amber Ink. is now over.  SNIFF!  I really enjoyed designing for Amber using her awesome images!  She's so talented!  I did get the chance to pass my torch though!  I had so many people that I wanted to give this honor to, it was hard to decide!  But in the end I asked THANH to keep the flame burning!

Thanh is a past fellow Design Team member of mine.  I worked with her for over a year and was just always impressed by her creations!  Check out her blog, Yummy Creations!
Here's my final card as I leave my lovely group of ladies...... this one is using the 'tis the Season digi set!  I used Microsoft Word in import these images on to each other to make a little Christmassy scene!!  I hope you check out the new releases over at AMBER INK.!!  Amber always has great images and I am sure the next release on the 20th will be just as scrumptious!!

Today's a busy day!  Be sure to scroll down to see all of the posts, including the Whimsy Stamps Sale, A Crafty Little Place's Color Challenge AND of course BLOG CANDY!!  (The ribbon on my card here above is using some of that ribbon, but in a gorgeous cranberry red!)


Color Challenge!

Hi there and Happy Tuesday to you!!  I had fun this weekend  whipping up some cute cards, I hope you enjoy this one!  Just look at this Lollipop Ella cutie from Claudia & Company!  SO ADORABLE!  And what is equally adorable is this paper by Bo Bunny, available at the Die Cuts R Us store HERE!  You can see all of the supplies (with direct links to the store) just below!   I used another one of the tags that Claudia sells in her store, too, these are really fun to use!  I stamped the tag at bottom so I could write a little 'hello' on the tag to my recipient! 

Papers: Bo Bunny Petal Pushers
Stamps: So Random Sentiment, Lollipop Ella
Pink Flower: Babypink flower by Kaisercraft
Blue Tag
{Fiskars Border Punch for left side of focal image}
Pink Ribbon: Prairie Bird Boutique
Twine was a gift!

This week at 'A Crafty Little Place' you have been challenged with a COLOR challenge! (I LOVE THOSE!) Just use these three colors above in your creation and link it to the challenge post HERE and you will be entered in to win this weeks prize! 

Don't forget that there's gonna be a honkin' COPIC SALE at Die Cuts R Us beginning on August 21st!!  Get that list ready for ordering!  Ciao and Sketch markers will BOTH be on sale, so don't miss it!

See ya soon!!

Whimsy Stamps Sale!

Check this out!!

Whimsy Stamps is having a sale for 2 weeks!  And YOU KNOW who's stamps are for sale in that store, right?? YEP!  Melissa Jenkin's stamps, "MELJEN'S DESIGNS"!!!  You get 25% off this week AND next!  So go check it out HERE to see Melissa's Fabulous images on sale and grab yourself some!!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 16

Color Challenge!

Howdy Peeps!  WOW, it's the last Monday of summer for us here in the Anderson house!!  YEPPERS, my kids start school this Friday!  Josh left last Wednesday to head back up to college and Eli, KayLee and even my Isaac will be in school at the end of the week!  Isaac will be in afternoon kindergarten, so at least I have a little extra time with him over the next school-year!  But, still, I have to remind myself to 'laugh' and not 'cry' when Friday comes around.  So, I may just send this card to myself! LOL!
I used this week's color combo at Picture Perfect Creations to inspire me!  It does look like a happy card with the alternating rhinestones and that ribbon work, right?  Papers are by Die Cuts with a View and the stamp is by Stampin' Up!.  I am including this week's technique challenge at Splitcoast to use ribbon without a bow or knot, as well!  FUN!  Be sure to join in on the challenge at Picture Perfect Creations, you may just win this week's prize!!  Go check out the details HERE!!

Come back later
to hear about my
blog candy giveaway!!

Sunday, August 15

CRAPOLA, I ran out of time~

I didn't have time to show off my

So, stay tuned tomorrow and I will begin the blog candy of 15 yards of ribbon!

Saturday, August 14

SSDS Sketch Challenge: Win WHIMSY!!

Here's my card for today's Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays challenge (PLAY ALONG!! you could win any stamps from WHIMSY STAMPS, including Melissa's images from her line "MELJEN'S Designs", which is what I used here on my card!!)  It's a sketch challenge!  I would love to see you all use this sketch from SSDS, it's a good one!!

OH, AND this is my first attempt at Prisma pencil colors with gamsol, etc.  It made it look soft and sloppy a little, a different texture for me, not COPIC!  I KNOW SHOCK SHOCK!!  Papers are by Die Cuts with a View, the Amber Autumn Fall Collections stack! 

ADORABLE papers, AND LOOK AT THAT RIBBON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Patsy from Prairie Bird Boutique sent me this extra hand-dyed ribbon in my order, isn't it to DIE FOR? OH MY GOSH!! Oh, and don't forget that I am going to be giving away a bundle of 15 yards of her ribbon here on my blog!!  See the details on that on SUNDAY!!!! YEP, tomorrow!! 
I'm gonna give this card to my Isaac's kindergarten teacher on Friday when he heads to school for his first day!!!!! She deserves more than a card, so I may just gift her some chocolates with this, too!!  Be sure to play along with this week's sketch challenge at SSDS HERE and see some cute cards using some images available from Whimsy Stamps, including Meljen's Designs images!!!!


Friday, August 13


Here's a reminder that beginning on August 21, there's gonna be an awesome sale on COPIC markers at the Die Cuts R Us store HERE!  Start making that list so you are ready to order!  Ciao markers will be $2.99 and Sketch Markers will be $4.25!!  Hard to believe, right????  I will be back asap to share another card with you!  Until then, have a safe FRIDAY the 13th!!


Thursday, August 12



Melissa got scholastically inspired again and wow, did she hit these out of the park!  Aren't they awesome??

These images can be found along with others at Whimsy Stamps!

"What is the challenge?" you ask???

I See Double!
{Use 2 of the SAME image on a card!}

This is a little more on the TOUGH side, right?  But if you pop over HERE to the Meljen's Designs blog you will see how the Design Team rocked it out and they will give you some great ideas!!  You don't have to use images by Meljen's Designs, but if you do, you get TWO entries in for the random prize of THREE digis of your choice!!  GOOD LUCK!!

OH, and be on the look out for a BLOG CANDY PROMO I will be hosting!!  I found a wonderful supplier of ribbon through a friend and just LOVE my ribbons!  Patsy from Prairie Bird Boutique HERE sent me an extra bundle of 15 yards in some gorgeous Autumn colors to give away on my blog!  So stay tuned for that!!

But I need it....

HI there!  Sorry, I have been a little MIA lately.  I had to send my oldest son back to college for his 2nd year and it was hard!  I don't know what was wrong with me, I didn't even get this upset last year for his FIRST year of college!  Well, I scooted him out today and he's fine, so I think I will live! HA!

I first want to apologize or the crappy picture of this card!  If you are a regular reader you may remember me saying that my camera takes pictures of the color red/rust/coral HORRIBLE.  Well, here above is a FINE example of that fact!!!!!!!!  Believe it or not, but the lighter of the two colors of cardstock on my card is seriously the SAME color as the pearls!!!!!  YEP, a pinky coral!  I think his picture warrants a NEW CAMERA!!!!!!

Well, please look past the horrible color combo as it appears and think coral, burgundy, ruby red, ok?  I used this adorable DIGI PAPER by Amber Ink. that you can see HERE in the store!  I love the fact that for $1.00 you have a never ending supply of this paper!  Just simply PRINT it over and over as needed and you will have all the paper you need!  COOL right?

The sassy image is also by Amber Ink. called 'But I Need it' digi set.  For $7.00 you can use this over and over and always have a perfectly stamped image, since it is digital!  NO smearing here!! HEEHEE!  Check out this set and all of the images it comes with HERE at the store!

I used yesterday's SplitCoast Stampers SKETCH CHALLENGE SC293 for this card!  I love this layout, it's a good one!  The pearls are by Kaiser Scrapbook and the ribbon is by Stampin' Up!  Maybe I will re-take a picture of this card outside so you can see the real colors of this card!  It is actually quite stunning, not meaning to sound braggy, of course!!

Be sure to check back again later, I will have another post for you today!

TTFN! (TaTaForNow!)

Tuesday, August 10

Slap a Tag on it!!

Want to face another EASY challenge to possibly win some goodies????
Well, POP on over to A Crafty Little Place HERE to see the details that Claudia has set before us!  Easy Peasy challenge that you can do quickly and possibly win some awesome freebies from the Die Cuts R Us STORE

As for my challenge card, I used the supplies, listed below, from the Die Cuts R Us store HERE, but all the links to each item are below.  I love this paper, it is double sided, so versatile, very little waste that way because you can always use the back!  AND coming from a PRIMA flower lover, these Kaiser flowers are JUST the same quality, very nice!! 

I don't use tags much, but after this challenge you may just want to take advantage of Claudia's tags!  You get a dozen big tags for $1.50 (right now they are on sale for $1.35!!)!  OH, the ribbon is from Big Lots and Martha Stewart, the twine was a gift and I added some sparkly bling on the big center flower with some irridescent white Stickles!  AND be sure to check out these cute clear stamps of Vertical Sentiments!  SO CUTE AND on SALE!! 20 sentiments for just $12.50! And AGAIN, so versatile!  Be sure to see all 20 sentiments HERE!

Blue Paper Flowers: Kaiser Baby Blue flowers
Tag: 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 Manilla tag

OH, and I almost forgot to FOREWARN you of an awesome COPIC SALE that Claudia will be having on August 22nd!  YEP, I really AM an 'enabler'!!  She's gonna have Ciao markers for just $2.99 and Sketch markers on sale for just $4.25!!!!!  I KNOW!  So start saving your quarters and dimes for the next 12 days so you can take advantage of the sale!

Claudia also just got back from CHA and is bringing you some AWESOME new products! CLICK HERE to see some of the new products and her pictures from her CHA adventure!  She even got a picture with Tim Holtz!  He's such a cutie and ANY man that can craft is PERFECT in my book!!!  OH, and there's a give-away going on now, too!  So....


Monday, August 9

PPC25 and a CAS challenge, too!!

Here's my take on this week's Clean and Simple Challenge at Meljen's Designs using this week's color combo challenge from PICTURE PERFECT CREATIONS!!  I used today's FREEBIE image from Meljen's Designs for my card!  Go pick it up HERE!  Ribbon is by Martha Stewart, bling by Kaiser and EK Success border punch; Copic markers for coloring...  This week's colors are Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and So Saffron!  What a beautiful combination!!

CLICK HERE to see this week's challenge details at Meljen's Designs!  And CLICK HERE to enter the color combo challenge at PPC!  OH!!  I nearly forgot!  This week is PPC's 25th week of challenges!  So to celebrate we are having a blog candy of some new Stampin' Up! cardstock colored papers!!  Be sure to check it out!!! 

See you all tomorrow!

Thursday, August 5

Clean and Simple with some new releases!

Meljen's Designs released these five newbie digis today at their store HERE!  Melissa comes up with the cutest images, I swear!!!!!!!!!!!  I made this tent card using the new 'Back 2 School Pencil' and some basic yellow and black colors to go with our 'Jasper Wildcat' school colors!  Perfect for my youngest's first day of kindergarten, to give to his teacher!

And of course, you can't have new images without a new challenge at the Meljen's Designs BLOG!!  This week, your challenge is to keep it Clean and Simple!!!!!!!  That's hard for me, so I hope you can do it better than I do!

You don't have to use one of Melissa's images, but if you do, you get TWO votes instead of ONE when the Design Team votes on the Top Five!!  And don't forget, just for playing along you get put into the random winner drawing!!!!!!!!!!!!  YEP, you could just win THREE digis of your pick from the store!  Gotta love that!

Be sure to see the creations the design team came up with using these new, adorable images at the main blog HERE!

Take Care!

Wednesday, August 4

Got Extras?

Watch this adorable video by one of my fellow designers at Meljen's Designs. She's SANDY, the owner/operator of Operation Write Home and the creator of this video!! After you see it, click on over to her blog to see how you can make a difference in a soldier's life and the lives of their families!

Ready to do something? Click on a link to get started!
Website: http://operationwritehome.org
Cardmaking inspiration: http://owhstarsandstamps.org
Write an AnyHero letter: http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2009/...
Read mail from our heroes: http://www.owhheroblog.org
Join us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/opwritehome

Tuesday, August 3

School-Time Lucy is ready for a challenge, are you!?

What a terrific Tuesday, right?  It's now August and summer is wrapping up!  Know how I can tell?  Because school images are popping up everywhere!  Here's a just-released stamp from Claudia & Company!!  This is their new Puddle Jumpers School Time Lucy!!  Isn't she cute?  I used Copic markers to color her in and the papers and embellies are by Die Cuts R Us (except for the twine, that was a gift!).

This week's card is inspired by this week's challenge at A Crafty Little Place!  It's a Sketch Challenge!  Check out the details on how to play to win a prize HERE at the ACLP blog!! 

I hope you play along!

Image: Claudia & Co. Puddle Jumpers School Time Lucy
Embellishments: brads, flowers, buttons

Monday, August 2

PPC24 and a Scrappy card!

HAPPY MONDAY!  (ok, does my late afternoon post tell you HOW HAPPY my Monday has been? LOL!!)

Today's card is inspired by the AWESOME color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations!  Megan sure does know how to challenge me!  This card sketch/style was inspired by my friend, Bev Himsel.  She shared a card with me using scraps similar to this one, so I thought I would find some papers in the challenge colors and put my own spin on it.  Isn't it cute? 

I thought this would only take me a half-hour to make... uh, no.  It took me like 2 hours!  I am so anal!!!!  YEP, I said it!  I am so anal!!!!!  I had to have just the right colors, just the right pattern, just the right width, just the right length, etc.......... OH MY GOSH, it seems like I can never make anything SIMPLE! UGH!

POP on over to PPC and take a looksie at all of the challenge cards by the Design Team using this combo!  AND don't forget to play yourself!  There's always a prize involved!! 

See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, August 1

A Crafty Little Place....

...extended an opportunity to me and I had to accept!  Not only do I get some fabulous (AND FREE!!) crafty-supplies to play with to share with you, but I also get to work with some gals whose 'awesomeness in paper-crafting' exudes from their every pore! 

to see the new
Design Team for A Crafty Little Place!

Claudia, the owner of A Crafty Little Place, has her own online-store!  Here you can find fabulous deals on even more fabulous products!  CLICK HERE to see the lines that Claudia carries at the Die Cuts r Us store for your shopping pleasure! 

I almost forgot to mention that there are also weekly challenges (with prizes!) to keep your mojo moving and inspired!  So look for that every Tuesday here on my blog!!

Enjoy your Sunday!