Thursday, March 31, 2011

Challenge #5 Easter/Spring Theme

Hello and welcome back.  The bi-weekly challenge at Craft Us Crazy this time is Easter/Spring Theme.   Our sponsor this time is Peggy Loves Vintage and wait until you see what she has in her store.  Warning:  Vintage lovers be prepard to be amazed.   

Here is some information from our sponsor:

My husband and I have shared 36 years together and we have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 glorious grandkids ages 3 and 6.  I started collecting vintage cards quite by accident. I was helping with my aunts estate sale and ran across her collection. The cards were so wonderful that I fell in love with them and have been collecting them ever since.
I love to get a new vintage scrapbook and read all about the lives and times of the individual. Some of their stories are truly inspiring.

Be sure and visit my blog where you'll find some great inspiration, tips, tricks and some free vintage images for you to use.

Prize package – 5 different cut outs from store - $17.50 value

This digi image is already colored so how wonderful is that?   When I saw this image I knew just what I wanted to make and it was an Easter box for my grandson, Mason.   Since he can't join in the Easter Egg Hunt this year (he can't even crawl yet !!!), I decided to bring the eggs to him.

I loved this image so much that I put it on the front and inside of the box.  lol  Box came from Michaels.  Papers from Archiever's.  Punch from Martha Stewart.  Letters were cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 1" then stickled.  Liquid pearls in multiple colors for inside of blue flowers.   Butterflies were from my stash that I have had for years.  See - you should never throw anything away !!!!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.  Be sure and check out our monthly sponsor.

APRIL Monthly sponsor – STAMP FAIRY

Link –

Prize package - $12.00 Gift Certificate

Stamp Fairy officially launched in 2010. Gerda, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.

Stamp Fairy has up to 40 new releases per month along with a free image every Friday, a weekly challenge on Mondays and Guest Designers each month on their challenge blog.

Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images to inspire YOUR creativity.

Please leave me some love as I love to read your comments.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome to Challenge #4 at Craft Us Crazy

Challenge Number 4 at Craft Us Crazy is Cupcake/Celebration Theme.  Who doesn't like to celebrate !!!!!!  So come on over and have some fun.

I can't tell you how absolutely adorable the designs are from our sponsor this time,  Limited Runs.   I have never seen so many fanciful cupcakes and I know you will find one for just the right occasion.   Please check out her designs, you won't be disappointed. 

I had so much fun making this card for the man in my life as he loves his cars.  Yes, that would be by grandson, Lucas, who is going to turn 4.  But really this racecar could be used for any age. 

Material Used:
Digi Stamp:  Limited Runs - Racecar Cupcakes 11- 20.
Copics:   R22, R24, R27, R29,YG11, YG67,C3, C6, E35, E53, E99
Paper:     From my stash
Punch:    EK Success - Candles
Gears:     Free download using SCAL.

Don't forget to check out our monthly sponsor over to the right.  I can't wait to see your designs.    If you have the time. please leave me some comments.  I love reading what you have to say.   Thank you and until next time ----

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Birthday Card

Hello and Welcome - today I decided to make a birthday card with the sketch from I Did It Creations.  I immediately thought about my grandson's 4th birthday, which is coming up in April.  The digi is from Bugaboo Stamps and the rest is from my stash.  I keep promising myself that I will use up all of my papers before I buy more, but so far I have broken my promise.  lol  I hope you enjoy this and all comments are welcomed.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Challenge No. 3 at "Craft Us Crazy" - Nature Theme

Good Morning and Welcome ---

It's time for Challenge No. 3 at  This time it is a Nature Theme.  The challenge runs from March 3rd to March 16th.   Our sponsor is Coco Dingo.   The winning prize is 4 designs of your choice.  I love birds so I just had to have this image.  Please check out the images at her website.  She has such wonderful designs and here is a message from her:

Hi my name is Corinne and my nickname is frenchie on the forums  ( I am orginally from France ).  Lauretta's one of my best friends, and we created the Craft Your Passion challenge blog, together.  My drawing artist name is CocoDingo. My blog of digital stamps is CocoDingo.  You can view/purchase my images at:  I am also with the design team of karmascrap.  I’m a stampin’up demonstrator since last year. You can visit my personal blog
at: Here,   You will find all of my passions on this blog: scrapbooking, cards, drawings and jewelery.

Material Used:
Martha Stewart Punch
Prima Roses Flowers
Cuttlebug:  Swiss Dots with Color Chalk (Rouge)
Recollections Mulberry Leave from Michael's
Liquid Pearls:  Flamingo
Copic Markers :  R81, R83, R85,G40, G82, YG63, E40, E41, E42, E43,E44, E49, E25, E53

Please join us at  I am waiting to see your designs.   Don't forget that our monthly sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps and you can find their logo to the right.   The are giving a $10.00 gift certificate to the winner. 

I appreciate comments, so if you are in the mood please drop me a line or two.