Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hello everyone!

I remember that as a child I used to hate so much the back to school period, all that fuzziness just gave me the creeps.  It marked the end of a free life of playing all day and watch TV and the beginning of torture.  I was a very hyperactive girl and having to sit all day in a classroom was my version of hell in earth.  If only I knew those were the best days of my life ;)  Anyway, such a strong feeling cannot be lived without leaving it's mark, so I feel very sympathetic with any child that gets the blues when the back to school is around the corner.  My older siblings were all about their cool new stuff for the school and I just wanted to chew up my books and disappear from the face of the earth.  Trust me my mood was not very easy to deal with those first days of school LOL!!  I remember that my parent's used to give me some really nice gifts to try to dissipate that feeling.  I still feel sorry for them, I really made their lives miserable during those times. 

Anyway, back to why we are here ;)  This week we want to see back to school projects.  Maybe a card, box or a lay-out... you decided!!

This week Sponsors are:

Can You Digi It
* $10 Gift Certificate

My Heart Pieces
* Winner's Choice of 3 Digis

Melonheadz Illustrating
* $15 Gift Certificate

For this week project I used an SVG file from SVG Cuts to make this adorable set.  As we read, this set is in the hands of the daughter of a co-worker and it served to brighten up her back to school morning.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have a great day and if you decide to play with us, why not share a nice story of how you felt as a child during the back to school period?


Tuesday, August 28, 2012



This is a card I made using the Clean and Simple sketch # 205.  I found it super cute and fun.  There are a lot of things that cones to my mind like making some tags with it too ;)

For my card I used Lawn's Fawn Partly Cloudy set.  I've had this set for a while and has never inked it so I decided this was the right time to use it.  I stamped the upper layer to make my own DP paper and play in the Lawnscaping challenge #40.

And here is my card:

Thanks for the visit.  Hope you have a great week.


Sunday, August 26, 2012



I am building up my B-day cards inventory which has declined over the past months.  I made this card following the Viva la Verge sketch for the second week of August.  You can find it in >>here<<.

Here is the sketch:

I also used the color scheme at TAWS Be Inspired Challenge #9.

Here are more details of my card:

Thanks for the visit and don't forget to leave me some love ;)

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I am extremely happy.  My bug card was also selected as the RetroSketch Rockstar!!  

Here is what they posted on their blog:

And now on to the REALLY important business.... please help me give a HUGE CONGRATS to this week's RetroSketch ROCKstar! Her card is beautiful and fun inside and out (literally) and oh so clever -

What a great way to start my day!!


Thursday, August 23, 2012



This week theme is what I call a challenge.  But I managed to survive.... 
OK, kind of survive LOL!!!

First let's see who our sponsors are for this week:

Through the Craftroom Door
* One Year PDF subscription

The Stamping Boutique
* Winner's Choice of 3 Digis

A Day For Daisies
* $16 Gift Certificate

I kept this card simple because my brain couldn't produce anything for this theme.  I don't like fairies and Halloween gives me the creeps.  So I am quite limited as far as my imagination goes ;)

I made my own version of a modern Dorothy following the yellow brick road, only this time she is walking the yellow flowered path LOL!!!

I found the background image while searching for inspiration at >>Free Great Picture<< .  They have a lot of great images perfect for a quick card.  
You download , print , add your personal touch and off you go with a great almost instant card.

Here is my full card.  It has only the background image, that sweet girl from Anne's Cards for you, some glitter and voilá, a card in less that 30 minutes.  OK, OK... it took more than that but it was easy ;)

Have a great day and visit us as DYSU to play with this week challenge.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012



I made this card to play with TAW'S Be Inspired Challenge #9.  

Every time I see these colors I remember a song that has been one of my favorites of all times that both Phill Collins and Cindy Lauper sings... True colors.  Love the melody and the wonderful message it has.

Just in case you are wondering how I got rid of the baby tummy that the girl of the stamp has here is a pic of how I stamped the image ;)

And here is my card:

Stamp sets combination:
Reel Time - Girl
Crazy Critters - Grass detail
Priceless Joy - Dress polka dots and hearts
Bite Size - Dress stiches

I hope you have a great day. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2012



I hope you are having a great week.  Today's card is made with Broken Box Stock image Toodles with Flower which you can find in >>here<<.

I love using sketches, in fact they are my primarily source of inspiration.  
So, for my card I used the Retro Sketches #25
I really love all the possibilities this sketch has.

Here is my take on the sketch challenge:

Have a great day and don't forget to leave me some love ;)


Monday, August 20, 2012


Hello friends!!

Today's card was made with the Broken Box Toodle Dress-Up.  

Dress-Up Toodles  Dress-Up Toodle (Digi Stamp)

It comes in the >>colored version<< and in >>black and white<<.

Here is my completed card:

Don't forget to play with the current Broken Box challenge >>here<< 
for a chance to win some great images.  
If you don't have any Broken Box image they have a huge selection of freebies >>here<<.

Have a great day!!

Friday, August 17, 2012


I am doing the happy dance... you should see me!!  
My card was the rooftop pick at TAWS Be Inspired Challenge # 8.  

Off to pick my stamp ;)


Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hello my blogger friends!!

You should be arriving from the blog of my talented crafty friend, Jan ? If not, I encourage you to start from the beginning of our great blog hop.  We are dedicating this blog hop to none other than the brilliant Meredith. Meredith's stint on the DYSU team was short & sweet but still we applaud her reasons to leave us. Meredith has a sweet personality always encouraging others and making them feel special.  She is also a great artist and I can't do nothing but admire her great designs.   

Meredith..... Thanks for being such a great team mate, I hope you lots of wonderful things.  I hope we keep in touch and that you play with us from time to time.

Before I keep talking about my card,
let me show you the sponsors for this week challenge:

Robyn's Fetish -
* Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps -
* $10 Gift Certificate

* Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Images

Aren't those great prizes??

Now to my project for this week.  As you saw, our theme is Buttons.  Since I only have like a million of them I decided to make my own instead of using from my stash.  

I made four paper buttons and only stamped a flourish from a very old Fancy Pants stamp set as a background.  The rest is the magic of designer paper....Ohh, and I couldn't resist the urge to stitch a few crosses, it feels like a lifetime since I made some hand stitches to one of my cards. 

And here is my full card:

Don't forget to leave me some love and go ahead and play with us at DYSU!!

Now off you to to see  Guest Designer Marcy
In case you get lost, here is the full list...