Friday, April 30, 2010

DCRU- April Mini Card Kit Part III

Hello all you Mini Card Kit fans!!

If you aren't sure what a Mini Card Kit is... I'm gonna tell Ya!!

This year, Claudia had the idea of offering her customers Card Kits.  
She constructed the perfect little bundle of everything needed to 
create a wonderful array of greeting cards.
Now whether you are a beginner card maker or a seasoned designer...these card kits are perfect!!
Perfect for beginners because it offers you a great taste of all the supplies needed for a 
great card making session.  For the Seasoned designer/card maker...the kits 
offer a great addition to your already established card making supply.

Anyway you look at it, either from a beginner or advanced perceptive, one thing is certain...these kits 
are just the right amount of paper, card stock, embellishments and ribbon.  
Just the right amount to give you a little sample of what you will want
or need to order more of.
It's hard to tell online whether or not that paper is high quality, or a color that you will really 
like, but buy purchasing Claudia's Card Kits and Paper Sampler will have 
NO Doubt that Claudia carries only Top Quality, Name Brand.  
She is very selective and brings us only the best in the paper crafting world!

Now you have seen my April Card Kit - LUSH Part I and Part II posts, but you 
haven't seen everything the kit offers.
This is my last post featuring the April Mini Card Kit, but if you hurry you will 
have plenty of time to get a kit before they are all gone!!

The April Mini Card Kit here at DCRU
is made up of the  

The April mini card kit includes:
6 sheets of 8.5x11 Prism Papers cardstock 
8 sheets of 6x6 My Minds Eye Lush Collection patterned paper
1 package of Kaisercraft Pearls
16 Prima Ivory small flowers

3 yards of coordinating ribbon (3 styles, 1 yard each)
All of this for only $9.99...WOWZERS!!
Here are the last 5 cards I was able to make using the April Kit.  Remember, I have 
already shown you 7 cards and a 6X6 scrap page...12 cards and 1 Scrap Page in all!!
Yep all that from one little mini card kit...I promise!!
 Card Size: 4 1/4" X 6"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3" X 5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3" X 5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 4"  5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3 1/4" X 4 1/4"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey

Ok, so I know you are probably wondering where I got those awesome Sentiment 
stamps.....Welllllll, I am super happy to announce that my dear friend and our very 
own Claudia Harvey is now added stamp designer to her resume!!!  
She has designed these super fun sentiments called  
So Random Sentiments
Fab name huh?!?! 
Well, you have her and her 12 year old son, Christian to thank for that cool name!!
Bravo Christian!!
Yipppeee and big Congrats to Claudia!!
I love them so much...I even found a perfect one to add the my already showcased 6X6 Scrap Page:
Now, my page is complete!!

Here is a photo of everything I made using this fabulous April Mini Card Kit:

 Keep in mind I DID NOT use anything other than the supplies in the kit, other than the stamps and the copics to color the stamped images.  That's right everything you see was from the kit!! What a value!!
And here is everything I had left over...Yep...I have left overs. 
Hard to believe huh?!?!

 Trust you HAVE to get these kits they are AWESOME!!
And for only $9.99...You can't beat it!!
These So Random Sentiment Stamps will be available for purchase tonight at 
12 midnight est along with the other stamps from Claudia and Co. in the May Release!!  
I love the newest Puddle Jumpers...I think they are my favorite and I cannot wait for you all to see them!!
We are also introducing a new stamp artist, Maree Truelove!! 
She is super talented and her images are super fun to play with!!  
So be sure to join us tonight at the Claudia and Co. blog at midnight for the start of the  
Claudia and Company May Release Blog Hop!!

Also, don't forget to join us at A Crafty Little Place for all the FUN coming soon!!

Now hop on over to the DCRU Shop and get your own April Mini Card Kit!!

I hope you enjoyed my Post!!

Hugs and Blessings - 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wild Flower Kids - Challenge 12

Happy Wednesday everyone! 
It’s time for Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge again! 
I hope everyone is ready to go!
This week our theme is a color challenge:

Pink and Orange

Lori Boyd

I used Sweet Birthday Lily!!
I loved this challenge...I love orange and pink together 
(as you probably knew from 1 of my other WFK card)!!

Hope HERE for all the details on entering this week's challenge!!

Jen's Birthday Collection is my very favorite!!! If you haven't
seen yet...oh my are you missing out...BIG TIME!!


All about Betty

I am here to tell you about a new challenge blog created by my fabulous friend  

The Burtonesque Dolls

What fun...huh?!!?  How different and unique....well, it's positively perfectly Betty!!
Seriously, you don't have to know Betty very well, just take a look at her blog and you'll know without a doubt that this has to be a Betty Original!!!
Anyone who knows her the least little bit, knows that she is 100% Fun, 100% Cute and 100% Funky with a the right touch of  Freaky...hee hee!!!  

And that is......Simply Betty!!

She is unique and has her on unexpected style!!

Just a little secret piece of info...not only has Betty been working for several months on this new challenge blog, but she has been talking to me since October (her favorite month of the year BTW) about developing her own stamp line.....Well, don't tell her I told you, but keep your eyes peeled because you won't want to miss what might be around the corner!! Just saying!!!

Congratulations Betty!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DCRU- Die Cuts R Us


This week at DCRU our challenge is to simply make 2 of whatever we decide to make.

Here are my DCRU DT Projects:

Diaper Fold Pouches
 My friend, Terri taught me how to make these last summer and I haven't had occasion
where I can give them a try...until now!!  I made Diaper Fold Pouches using

This is our last challenge at DCRU blog.
Next week we will be all moved in and settled at
I hope that you will all help us make our last week at DCRU a memorable one
and then meet us at our new pad next Tuesday May 4th for our 1st challenge there!!

Have a wonderful week!!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges

This week marks the end of the month for our fantastic C4C April hostess, Lynda Benden!!
Lynda has given us some FABULOUS challenges this month and this week is no exception!!

We are doing a different challenge this week. 
The CRAZY girls have made cards this week using WHATEVER they wanted!!! 
There were no rules for us.........but for you....there are rules!! LOL!! Your challenge is to choose one of the CRAZY girls cards posted HERE and CASE it! That's easy huh?!? You can CASE the layout, theme, colors or the whole card!!! Whatever works for you!

I told it was a great challenge didn't I!?!?!?  What a design genius Lynda is...what a super fun challenge!!

Here is my wanna CASE it?
I was blessed with this adorable image (so sweet and vintage...i LOVE it) by a really sweet blogger friend named Ann....Thank You Ann!!!  Sadly, I lost her blog addy right after she blessed me 
with the image and I have tried and tried to find her blog luck!!
So Ann, if you are out there and you see this...PLEASE comment so I can find you again!!! 
I loved your blog and all your creations and I'd love to find you again!!!!

Now, everyone go pick a card to case!!
It's gonna be so much fun to see all your CASED cards!!
Woo Hoo!!

Our hostess this week is
and boy does she carry some fab products...go take a looksie...HERE!!!


Friday, April 23, 2010

A lil' NEWS!!

Hi Everyone!!

Thought I'd share a bit of  woo hoo news with you today!!


has asked to be an International Guest Designer at  
Tickled Pink Stamps
I am just tickled pink!! hee hee!!  This is perfect for me since PINK is my FAV color!!
Kellie has some super cute stamps in store for be sure to stop by and take a peek!!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DCRU- Earth Challenge


This week at DCRU the Challenge theme is:


The Design Team used Earth Love Paper Collection from Cosmo Cricket.

We hope you all will find time to join us this week!!

A little reminder:


Click HERE for all the details and a special announcement from Claudia!!

Hugs and Blessings - 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

Hi Everyone!!

This week at  

Our sensationally talented hostess, Lynda Benden has a super fun sketch for us.
I mixed that fun sketch with our awesome sponsor, Paper Romance
and Voila!!!

My DT Card:

This sweet little Popcorn the Bear is ready for Party Time and you 
can find him HERE!!

I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Popcorn...thanks to our fab sponsor

Here is Lynda's Crazy Fun Sketch:
I hope you all will join us this week!!


Friday, April 16, 2010

DCRU - April Card Kit - LUSH

A little birdie said I should enter these cards into the Copic Creations – Black Hair Challenge and so, I did!!!
Thanks Lisa!!!

Happy Friday to all you Die Cuts R Us Fans!!

I had the pleasure of designing with the new April Mini Card Kit.
Believe me when I say...This is one FABULOUS Card Kit!!  I know Claudia is calling it a 
Mini Card Kit, but trust me...there is NOTHING Mini about it!! 
If you liked the others...You are gonna jump for joy when you see what you 
get and all that you can make with this kit!!

The April Mini Card Kit here at DCRU is made up of the  
My Mind's Eye LUSH Paper Collection!!

The April mini card kit includes:
6 sheets of 8.5x11 Prism Papers cardstock8 sheets of 6x6 My Minds Eye Lush Collection patterned paper
1 package of Kaisercraft Pearls
16 Prima Ivory small flowers

3 yards of coordinating ribbon (3 styles, 1 yard each)
All of this for only $9.99...WOWZERS!!

I have all my cards and one 6x6 Scrap Page designed and assembled, but today I will show you 4 of the 12 cards.  Yep, you read right...I was able to make 12 Cards and a 6x6 Scrap Page with this kit AND still have some usable scraps left over!! WOW!! I wish I could show them all to you, but keep your eyes peeled and I will be back later to show you the remaining 8 cards and the 6x6 Scrap Page!!

Ok, here we go...

Card Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"

Card Size: 5" X 4 1/4" 

Card Size: 3 1/2" X 4 1/4"

Card size:  3" X 4 1/4"

I hope you liked them all and that you are excited to see the others!!
I was very very careful to use only what came in the kit, so everything you see in these cards and everything (with the exception of Adhesive, Stamps and Punches) you will see in the upcoming cards and Scrap Page was created by using ONLY the LUSH - April Mini Card Kit.

Thanks so much for peeking at the April Mini Card Kit and the cards 
I designed using a portion of the kit!!

Hope you find time to hop over to the DCRU Store and do some will NOT regret it...I promise!! 

A few things I have purchased recently and LOVE...the Candy Dots,  the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Paper Collection and the super fab Flowers...talkin' 'bout yummy my opinion these are MUST HAVES for sure!!

On top of Claudia's already sensational prices she has a few sales going on so 
you won't want to miss out on those either!!

Hugs and Blessings - 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mo's Digiital Pencil - 3rd Thursday Image Showcase Hop

Oh Happy Day!!!

Today, just so happens to be one of my most favorite times of days of the month!!
The 3rd Thursday...Mo's Digital Pencil Image Showcase Hop!!!

You get to hop from blog to blog of Mo's Dream Team and look at all the MDP Eye Candy!!
If you hopped here from Peri, then you are on the right path.  
If not, you just might want to start at the beginning Cheryl

Our April hostess is Cheryl Rowley, she picked the theme of our hop...Buttons!!!
I love buttons so this was one fun theme in my opinion!!

I picked 3 images to use instead of have to admit Mo's Images are like a Bag of can't pick just one!! Hee hee!!!

If you are like me, then when you look through Mo's Digital Pencil Shop and see all her wonderful are bound to see someone you know or love in each image!!
For instance when I look at Eli...I see my little Jussie, When I saw that adorable Firefighter, my McCoy popped into my mind and My Sweet Landon looks similar to Mo's Zoom cutie!!
Actually, I see all 5 of my little bugs in a quite a few of Mo's Little Darlings, but the 3 I am showcasing today are the 3 I mentioned above...Eli, Playing Firefighter and Zoom!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Scrap Pages using Mo's Fabulous Images!!
Nope, I don't have photos of the boys on their pages yet, but I will finish them with just the right photo and maybe even re post for you ll to see at a later date!!

For now be sure to go to Mo's Shop at the end of the hop to get your own 
Eli, Playing Firefighter and Zoom!!

It's now time to hop to the super talented Kerttu for more Mo Yumminess!

Happy Hopping and Shopping!!

Hugs and Blessings - 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Brand New Mo Image- Woot Woot!!

Woot Woot!!!
That's my "Brand New Mo's Digital Pencil Image" Alarm!!!
Woot Woot!!!  Alert Alert!!

I love being on Mo's Team and  I love being able to see her brand new images as they come out!!

Today Mo has some new goodies for us:
Just released:

And even some really really cool Pirate Stuff to make it easy to create an adorable Pirate Scene.

Perfect for a Party Invitation, a Birthday Card, Really neat Scrap Pages, etc etc....You know with Mo the possibilities are endless!!

Argggghhh Matey -