Monday, March 25, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge

Hello!  It is time for another digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle!  The theme this month is to make a card, altered project, or layout with a Spring or Easter theme!!!  With Spring rapidly approaching, it is the perfect challenge!  Easy peasy!

Here are some rules  for winning our wonderful
Sponsor Blog Candy...

1} please become a follower of  TSQ Challenge Blog

2} follow our sponsors on FB (HERE)

Our sponsors for this challenge are Pink Cat Studio, Bugaboo Stamps and Meljen's Designs!
Check out Meljen's Designs HERE
Check out Pink Cat Studio HERE
Check out Bugaboo Stamps HERE

You may enter more than one project, but each project
MUST be a new creation (no back posts) and MUST be linked
 directly to your project post, NOT a general link to
 Please include a link back  to
The Scrapbooking Queen's blog.

Are you ready for my project?

Image from Meljen's Designs

Are those bunnies just the cutest?  Come along and create a project.....come play!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Winner of Blog Candy "Good Times Blog Hop"

Well?  Did you guys get lots of ideas and inspiration from our blog hop?  I know I did!  I was simply amazed at the awesome creativity of the design team.  Our styles are all so different and unique.  I have learned so much from my team "sistas"!

Are you ready for me to announce the winner of my blog candy?

The winner of my $25 gift certificate to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Group Royal Shoppe is:

Love the pop of blue...super card!Off to check out the cart.
Now following with Bloglovin'
Creative Wishes
Claire S

Congratulations, Claire!!!  I will be contacting you via the email address you provided to give you instructions for redeeming your $25 gift certificate!!!  Happy Shopping!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Happy Saturday my Crafty Friends!!!

Welcome to Mary's Cardz TV Stamps "GOOD TIMES"  Blog Hop! We are so glad you are hopping along with us today.  The hop is today, March 23 and we are featuring the CARDZTV "Good Times" Stamp Set.  It is available, along with all of Mary's amazing stamp sets at her store @ Cardz TV Stamps.

If you arrived here by accident, please start at the beginning of our hop @ Cardz TV.  The entire lineup of the blog hop will be listed at the bottom of this post.

If you have arrived here from Janis of PAUSEDREAMENJOY, you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, start HERE.

For my project showcasing this stamp set, I made the cutest birthday card!

inside of card

This stamp set is great!!!

Bird cut at 3.5 inches from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge.
Cardstock for A2 size card from Stampin up "Gumball Green"
Ink used for sentiments Stampin up "Gumball Green"
Patterned papers used are Echo Park

Mary is giving away some AWESOME BLOG CANDY!  Make sure you visit everyone of my design team sisters and leave a comment.


I will be giving away to one winner, a gift certificate in the amount of $25.00 to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Royal Shoppe Group.  You must request to join Theresa's group to be able to shop for the products you would like to purchase with your $25.00.  Here is the link to her ROYAL CASTLE FB SHOPPE.  

Please provide me with an email address so I can get in touch with you.

Your next stop on the hop is MELISSA.

Here is the lineup of the blog hop in the event you get lost along the way.  Hugs!

Friday, March 8, 2013

CardzTV Challenge No. 26 "It's SO You!"

Are you ready for another CARDZTV Challenge?
Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Since Spring is one of my favorite seasons, I just LOVE the theme for this challenge!

Cardz TV Ch# 26 "It's SO You!"
Make a card, layout or craft project using YOUR favorite colors.
Starts: Fri, Mar 8
Ends: Thurs, Mar 21 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 

Here is my project for this challenge:

My favorite colors are any shade of pink, soft greens and white...I just love the color combination!  As I looked for ideas on Youtube to make my project, I came across my Design Team Sister, Julie's card and just HAD TO SCRAPLIFT this card!  Here is a link to her video:


Way to go, Julie!  Julie is such an inspiration to us.  You can also check out her blog HERE.

I had SO MUCH FUN making this card!  It is a card shape from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.

The sentiment is from the CARDZTV Stamp set called

Hope you guys decide to play along! What is your favorite color combination?
Come play with us!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #5

I am SO READY for Spring!  Warm weather,  trees budding leaves, grass turning green, tulips blooming, birds singing....Did I mention BIRDS?

Listed below is the information for Challenge No. 5!  

Ch#5 Anything Goes
Begins: Mon, Mar 4
Ends: Sun, Mar 17
Prize $15 Gift Cert. from The Robin's Nest
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

Here's what I created for this challenge:

I found these adorable foil stickers on sale at Hobby Lobby a week or so ago.  I guess "foil" is the next big thing...there are foil embellishments and paper with foil touches in abundance at the craft stores!

There is not much of a recipe to this one.  My craft room is in major OVERHAUL (how exhausting) and Mr. Cricut Expression is packed up since we are painting the room.  All of the papers are scraps, including the ribbon, that was just laying around.  The one thing I have kept organized is my CARDZTV stamps!  

The sentiment, "You're so TWEET!" is from the FOR THE BIRDS stamp set:

You can SHOP HERE to purchase Mary's stamp sets.

Come join us and submit your project!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kopy Kat Series No. 2

Kopykat Series

Last year, I started a project that I called the Kopykat Series.  There are many crafters that I admire and respect.  I have scraplifted many projects from some of my Youtube and Bloggy friends.

I watched this video several years ago and it was the video that taught me how to make an Easel card.  I came across the video again on Youtube and decided to share it with you:


My friend, Susan, from Itsmesusanp, and I "challenged" each other to make a kopykat card just for fun and to have it posted on Sunday.  I quickly remembered Mary's video and decided to duplicate the card.  Here is my version of the card:

I did not have the plaid background paper like Mary used so I decided to use Bahama Blue from Stampin Up for the background paper.  The "Happy Easter", Lamb, and Grass are cut according to Mary's specification from the Easter 2010 card.  Mary used larger pastel colored buttons, but these mini buttons were the only ones I had in stock in my craft room.  I put googlie eyes on the lamb to balance the lamb's face with her body.

Susan should have her post up sometime today.  If you get a chance, check out her post HERE..

Susan and I had a lot of fun playing along with each other.  That is one thing I love about my crafty friends.  Although we live in different states, we are truly "besties" in many ways.

Hope you have a super special Sunday!!!

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