Please help send Happy Mail to Lauryn

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sassy Studio Facebook Monthly Challenge

WOW! where has this month gone ? 
Can't believe it already is the middle of April !!

That means it's time for a new Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge

Sassy Studio Designs Monthly Progressive Challenge is now on our Facebook Fan page

 Our new monthly challenge begins today, come check it out and join in the fun this month as we share one Sassy image for our fun challenge theme!!  You have a full month 
to play along for a chance to win some Sassy Studio images!!

This month we are playing with Pedi Party !!

Our theme this month is 
“For the Ladies – A project for a gift card”

Pedi Party has always been one of my favorite Sassy images 
and I miss playing with her since she retired (this is your chance to 
get her only by joining our monthly challenge).

I created an accordion gift card holder. Starting with 
two chip boards from a mini $1.00 album from Michaels
I cover the chipboard with design paper, created a 
accordion fold tab to hold the chipboard front and back covers. 

I then created (4) small velum envelopes to hold 
my gift cards
I found this fantastic tutorial by Lisa Andrews

To play along with this gorgeous image  and fun challenge check out all the details 

Thanks for visiting!! 
{Crafty Hugs} Jackie 

On my Mind

Hello Happy Tuesday!!

I have another fabulous image by artbymiran to share with you today!

With this crazy weather we are having this week 
I couldn't have picked a better time to share this 
Gorgeous artbymiran image with you!!

Isn't she just beautiful, Mi Ran has the knack to capture the 
perfect expression in her images and this one just shows the feeling 
we all have when we are house bound due to some bad weather!

Be sure to swing over to artbymiran's blog, every day  we share  inspiration with all these beautiful images by artbymiran!!

Looking for a chance to win your own images from ARTBYMIRAN ?
Head over and join us      for our new 'ANYTHING GOES" challenge on our brand new challenge blog!!

Until next time, Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

Here is a card I created for Lauryn using a darling image 
from Your Next Stamp Tobi with Pinwheel 

Now you should of arrived from Marlena's blog and if you are just joining us 
please go over and begin on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog!!

I thought this sweet image would bring a smile to Lauryn's precious 
face and brighten her day a wee bit!!

I paper piece her sweet dress and then cut a second pinwheel to create 
a 3D effect.

To help share this effort with sending Lauryn and her family as much love 
as we can to show our love and our support. 

I am offering some candy 

For a chance to win 
$10.00 Gift Certificate to your favorite online store 

Here is what you need to do:
Share Lauryn's badge on your facebook page or blog with 
an invite to your friends to send "happy mail" to Lauryn

then leave me a comment here on this post telling me 
how you shared the badge!!
I will select two comments that shared Lauryn's badge 
to each receive a $10.00 gift certificate to your favorite online store!!

Drawing will be done on Monday April 21st

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

Your next stop on the hop is Shirley's blog 

Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Spending Time Together

Hello, Here to share my weekly project for my Challenge Blog

This week our challenge theme is

Vintage Romance

We have two fabulous sponsor this week 

Sami Stamps 
Tsumani Rose by Daisy Collins  

Both sponsors were very generous allowing 
each member of the team to use their product to showcase for their projects!!

Thank You so much Sami & Daisy!!

For my inspiration I chose a beautiful image from Sami Stamps
called "With You" .
It wasn't easy to pick just one image as Sami has so many beautiful 
images in her shop!!
But since I absolutely love the beautiful papers Daisy Tsumani Rose 
creates, I knew this was the perfect image to pair with these
gorgeous papers!

The paper kit Tsumani Rose shared with the team is called 
Mechanical Error and each paper along with journalism cards and embellishments 
is simply gorgeous!!  I used one for my background and then another one 
for the middle oval in which my Sami Stamp image is layered to.

See isn't this image "With You" from Sami Stamps not the perfect 
image to go with these fabulous papers!! 
I colored my image with Copic, then used a Whimsy Stamp Eiffle Tower die,
three different journal cards from Tsumani kit. Finish with a few flowers from my stash and ribbon.

Hope I have inspired you!
We would love to have you come join us at Love to Create Challenge, for a chance to win some  fabulous prizes from our wonderful sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by, love to read your comments!! 
Hugs'  Jackie

Life Began, When You Were Born

Happy Monday!!

I am sharing a card I created using one of Sunflowerfield's wonderful digital images.

She is a gorgeous image and comes with sentiments.

I colored her with Copic markers, then paired her with some PaperTrey 
design papers. Wanting to keep my card clean as to show off the 
beauty of this image I only added a few rose buds and leaves.

Sunflowerfield's has a  monthly challenge for April, the theme is 'Easter or Spring'!
Be sure to swing over and check it out!!

Thanks for visiting!! {Crafty Hugs} Jackie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Monthly Challenge Zebra Hugs

Hello  friends,
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Monthly Challenge
 for April  is here, hope you will come over and join us!

Our theme for this month's challenge is 
everyone's favorite


Whimsy Stamps released some fun digital images 
this month!! 
You can find them all over at the store 

Here is one of the adorable image from our release 
Zebra Hugs by Miss Rach 

Love this sweet image and I kept it just the way it is by 
not adding any coloring to it at all.

Remember, you don't have to use a Whimsy image on your creation to play along with us!
So come on over and join us!
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge 
We have lots of  awesome Prizes you can win this month 

Thanks for visiting!!
 {Crafty Hugs} 

A Little Sunshine for You

Happy Wednesday !! 

Time for a new challenge over on the 

All  our challenges are 'ANYTHING GOES"  so what a great opportunity to join us for a chance to win some of those fabulous images on your wish list!!

This week I played with an image that I just love !!

She is definitely one smexy gal 

She is Trixie Deville and can be found here in the store 

I also used her beautiful digital paper Tamara designed that is included 
when you purchase Trixie Deville.
I actually had fun as I add glitter to each of the rays designs of the paper!
I printed the paper onto white card stock, then using a glue pen covered each 
ray then sprinkled fine white glitter on them.
Added Stickles glitter Star Dust to her flower and glasses.

Here's a slanted view where you can see the glitter of the rays 
a bit better!

Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Come join us this week with our "Anything Goes" challenge, You can link your project up here

Thanks for visiting!!
{Crafty Hugs} 


Monday, April 7, 2014

Teddy Hugs

Hello, Here to share my weekly project for my Challenge Blog

This week our challenge is


Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Bugaboo Stamps 

Jody owner of Bugaboo Stamps was very generous allowing 
each member of the team to select an image from her store to play with !!

Thank You so much Jody!!

I picked this adorable image called
Girl Teddy Hugs 

I decided she was just perfect for a sweet birthday card for a little girl!
I paired her up with some fun papers I had in my scrap basket.

Flowers were handmade using embossing punch then
I add a small yellow flower button and twine 

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the design team as they all are sharing some gorgeous inspirations using Milk Coffee images

Hope I have inspired you!
We would love to have you come join us at Love to Create Challenge, for a chance to win some  fabulous prizes from our wonderful sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by, love to read your comments!! 

Friends are the Blossoms

Hello and a Very Happy Monday to everyone!!

Here to share my DT creation for Eureka Stamps

Today begins a new challenge over on the Eureka Stamps blog

This week our theme is 
Ribbons & Bows 

This week I decided to go with another CAS card 
using two beautiful digital images by Eureka Stamps
Friends are Blossoms 25802
Flower Border 14704

Come join us this week for a chance to win Eureka Stamps of your choice from the
Eureka store , if you are chosen as the winner and have used a Eureka Stamp image the prize is 3 images of your choice, we also are giving 2 images for a non- Eureka Stamp image!!!

Crafty Hugs’ Jackie

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bunny Hugs

Happy Saturday!!
It's beautiful sunny day here in KY and I think Spring is finally here!!
I  had to play with this adorable image Two Cute Rabbits by Your Next Stamp once again 
as it is such a sweet image and so fun to color up!

This time I went with some soft grey bunnies for an Easter card

YNS new April challenge is up with a  sketch and a Photo Inspiration 
I followed their photo inspiration with my papers

Challenge to be entered
Your Next Stamp Challenge - April sketch-Photo Inspiration
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers 
Creative Corner - April showers Bring May flowers
4Crafty Girls - Anything Goes 

Thanks for visiting!! 

{Crafty Hugs}