Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!!!!

Hello Lovelies,
Hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday season filled with love and craftiness! I'm just stopping by to share a little thank you/holiday card I made for a super sweet couple! I used Dante and Charlotte Chic from The Greeting Farm to represent the cute couple and love how sweet they look together even though I really, really, really need to work on coloring skin because they are so splotchy! But anyway, I don't think my card recipients will be that critical! :) I am also super proud that I actually used three sentiment stamps from three different stamp sets I purchased this month! Really trying to use my supplies and not just hoard them! :)

Entering this card into The Greeting Farm's Challenge- Christmas Wish. Used the Studio Calico Stamp sentiment that says "wishing you peace, love and a whole lot of joy joy joy"!!!

Well, I have a  couple of birthday cards to make and of course last minute Christmas stuff that I need to work see ya later! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sparkly Glittery Sunday!!!

Hello Beautiful People,
We have been iced in since Friday and I'm beginning to feel the effects of Cabin Fever!!!! Well, technically I was brave (aka dumb) and ventured out on Friday (otherwise we would have starved-LOL), but I have fingers so doubly crossed that this ice mess is gone by tonight so my boys can GO to school! OMGEEE! I love them, but gee whizz.....everyone gets a lil cray after being in the house too long! Anyway.... the weather has a postive though, it's a perfect time to get crafty!!!

My hubby asked me to make a card for his coworker so that everyone could sign it and then take it to the hospital. So, I started with one of my favorites- Angel Anya! She's so adorable! And then followed the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Also, had to play along with TGF challenge- All that Sparkles to use something sparkly. I used some sparkly paper behind my little angel and it's hard to see but there is a little bit of glitter on her wings too!
Well, heopefully I'll use my "iced-in" time wisely and craft a bit more! Have a beautiful Sunday!

Monday, December 2, 2013

TGF Cyber-Monday Celebration Hop

Hello & Happy Cyber Monday!!! I can't think of a better way to spend the day than with my favorite rubber stamp company-- The Greeting Farm!!!


I am so excited about this celebration and can't wait to hop along and be inspired! So, thank you for taking the time to hop over to my little bloggity blog!

I decided to make a Christmas card using one of my favorite boys - "Hello Ian"! I just love his hat and his little outfit- perfect for paper piecing! I'm a novice at coloring, so paper piecing is my go to technique for creating fun and colorful clothes for my little TGF cuties!

Supplies--Stamps: The Greeting Farm (Hello Ian), Docerela Creations (Snow Fun); Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; Brads and Stickers: October Afternoon; Card Base and Glitter Tape: Recollections; Ink: Copics, Momento, Ranger

Well, I hope that you all are having a beautiful start to the holiday season!  I know that there are many more blogs to hop around to see on the The Greeting Farm Cyber-Monday Celebration. So, grab a mug of your favorite season drink (mmmm....salted carmel hot chocolate is my favorite) and enjoy the hop!

Thanks so much for visiting! Your next stop is Jane PJ!!!

Here is the Cyber-Monday Hop list in case you get lost....

Nitasha Griffin (YOU ARE HERE)

Have a beautiful, creative day!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December Part Dos

Told ya I'd brb! Here's another card I made for the Hero Arts Holiday challenge. This time I took the part of the challenge that calls for using the Hero Arts Neon inks! I'm a total 80s girl, so neon is right up my ally! :) And, again I used the Christmas Snowman Hero Arts stamp set! I also opened up the box of Hero Arts -Just Tags that I purchased earlier this year! I'm elated right now...after months of not really crafting...I've got my Christmas music cranked up and I'm playing with some of my favorite crafty goodies! Happy Sunday, lovelies!

Happy December!!!


It's been quite a while since I've dusted off my bloggity blog. Well, I hope that December will change that since I have so many plans to make sure I get the most out of this month creatively and in so many other ways, too. I picked up a couple of new Hero Arts stamp sets last night at Michaels for BOGO...woot woot!
Snowman Christmas picture

and this one too...

Year Round Sentiments picture
I came across a fab challenge at Hero Arts blog so in keeping with my theme this month (use it or loose it) I've already broken the seal on "Snowman Christmas" to play along! Here's a quick little card I made..

I started out with the Retrosketch #92

Then following my theme I picked up a piece of scrap Heidi Swapp resist paper and stamped the adorable little snow man on it because part of the challenge is to use your favorite stamping technique. I love the resist tech.  Its's a somewhat grungy and messy little card, but it was fun to make. I think I'm off to play with my Neon inks....I'll be back....

Retro Sketches
Hero Arts Holiday Challenge- A Few of My Favorite Things (resist technique using the Snowman Christmas set.
rukristin- Holiday Extravaganza -Get Messy

Friday, September 20, 2013

Docerela Creations- Anything Goes Challenge!!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! It's challenge time at Docerela Creations! Challenge: Anything Goes!!!! Yep, make any project you like for a chance to be entered to win a fabulous Docerela Creations stamp set!!! Woohoo!!!

This week we are showcasing the awesome new stamp set "All Year Long"...... Here's my project....

Now that I've shown you my project I simply must show you this new stamp set.....

All Year Long 
(Hershey bottom stamps)

Please, be sure to visit everyone our team so you can see how awesome and versatile and fun this stamp set is to play with!

The Team
Nitasha (You are here)

Don't forget to play along with our new challenge and link up your project for a chance to win Docerela Creations stamp set!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Docerela Creations New Stamp Release!!!!

Happy Friday, Folks! In addition to the joy of making it to the end of another work week is the excitement of Docrela Creations new stamp release!!! Woot Woot! Today Docerela is introducing her new stamp set called "All Year Long" and the title says it all! Trust me, you will be using this great set ALL YEAR LONG!!!! It's adorable! Oh, and in addition to the new stamp set is also a new challenge!

CHALLENGE- Create a 3x3 card

Don't you just love mini cards? I know I do! When you play along with our challenge you are entered for a chance to win a Docerela Creations stamp set!!!

Now that I've shown you my project I simply must show you this new stamp set.....

All Year Long 
(Hershey bottom stamps)

First 5 customers will receive a

(SIZE 1.75'') ($2.50 VALUE)

So, what are you waiting for? Scoot on over to the shop and grab this set!!!! 

Please, be sure to visit everyone our team so you can see how awesome and versatile and fun this stamp set is to play with!

The Team
Nitasha (You are here)

Don't forget to play along with our new challenge and link up your project for a chance to win Docerela Creations stamp set!!! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Docerela Creations Sneak Peek!!!!

Hello, Happy Tuesday! Today, I'd like to share a little sneak peak of the super cute stamp set, that Docerela Creations is going to be releasing on Friday!  Woot Woot! This new set is simply adorable, so I know you'll want to grab it as soon as it's released! The sentiments and.....well, you'll just have to wait and see all the cuteness that comes with the set, but in the meantime take a little look at my sneak!
Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- All Year Long (WILL BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 6), Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy, Embellishments: Basic Grey, Ink: Prima

Be sure to stop back by on Friday for the the full reveal! Also, each day this week a DT Member is sharing a little sneak peek so be sure to stop by Docerela Creations daily and catch a glimpse of the cuteness! 
Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Howdy Friends!!!

Howdy, my crafty friends! It seems like forever since I've been able to craft! Felt so good to sit down and play with my paper, stamps and markers today! Life has been busy, and this summer has been grueling but I pray that all I've worked for this summer will be well worth it! Well, I'll tell you more about that in a future post, but for today...I want to share a super late birthday card that I made for an amazing young lady! It's so funny because last month I told one friend happy birthday a month early because I thought we were in August and this friend...well, I'm about a month late!!! Life...I tell ya!

Anyway, this card was inspired by one of my favorite sentiments from Docerela Creations' stamp set "Birthday Wishes". Love the sentiment because I'm sending this card several states away and this little Anya is just perfect to represent a Texas girl! I'm telling you if you need a birthday sentiment stamp set this is the one to go and grab because it is perfect for all of your birthday cards! Go grab it HERE! So, here's my card:
Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- Birthday Wishes, The Greeting Farm- Wild West Anya; Sticker:  Pebbles; Cobachon & Patterned Paper: Recollections; Glitter Tape: American Crafts; Card Base: Paper Studio: Ink & Markers: Copics, Momento, Prima; Twine: stash.

Entering the Following Challenges:
The Greeting Farm- Retro Fresh Challenge- Birthday Hoopla
The Greeting Farm- Farm Fresh Friday- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Monochromatic
Mema's Crafts- Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge- Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you have a great, crafty weekend! Oh, and if you're looking for some crafty fun go HERE for the current Docerela Creations Challenge! Adios!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Docerela Creations New Challenge!!!!

Happy Friday, Friends!!!!
Woohoo...I made it another week of this hot Texas summer! Well, to combat the heat we have a cool new challenge for you at Docerela Creations!

Challenge: Use TWO colors on a project (please state colors in your post)

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 

Today I am showcasing her new  Spa Time!

Go over to the shop HERE to pick up this set because it's super awesome! Oh, and don't forgot about the awesome new Docerela Creations Nail Polish collection!!! LOVE!!!
Teal (11) nail polish

Light pink (12) nail polish

OK, so back to the subject at hand for today....heehee--at hand----nail polish!!! I'm so corny! LOL! Ok,'s friday and I'm a little goofy because I LOVE the weekend!!!

For my project I used the colors white and teal....
Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- Spa Time, The Greeting Farm- Yoga Anya; Patterned Paper and Dicuts: Maggie Holmes; Cabachon: Studio Calico; Doilie: Michaels; Pearls: Hobby Lobby; Ink: Copics, Prima, Memento

Now, that you've seen my Spa Time project please keep hopping along to see all the AWESOME projects that the team created....

The Team: 
Nitasha (you are HERE)

Well, lovelies, I hope that you all have a very relaxing weekend and enjoy some creative time! Please join our challenge so that you will have a chance to win a Docerela Creations stamp set of your very own!!!!

Entering Project into the Following Challenges:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mani Pedi Mishaps!!!

Hello, Happy Friday Eve!!!!  I am so happy that this week is almost drawing to an end because this weekend my hubby and I are going to get manicures and pedicures!!!! Woot Woot! I know most of my friends and family treat themselves to these like weekly or biweekly, but for me it's a treat because I'd rather spend my pennies on tangible items- Like ummmm... Scrapbook supplies!!!! LOL! So in anticipation of the treat I decided to make a little card to sit on our mail desk ...just in case the hubs tries to back out of our appointment....and trust me we both need it!!! LOL!

Anyway, I used the super awesome New Release stamp set Spa Time from Docerela Creations! Totally love this set because it's just so versatile! You can create gift cards, backgrounds, journal, make cards, use the words on layouts....and on and on!!! Check out my journal entry using this great set and the current "gift" challenge HERE!!!

Ok, So here's my card! Oh, and can you spot the mistake I'm talking about and why I think it's fun?
Drumroll.....well, if you guessed the random black ink smudges on her hair and face--- You are correct!  So what had happened was....LOL! She was colored and ready to go, but I picked her up with my messy inky fingers!!! Boo! But, then I thought it was kind of fun because the saying is "Pamper me Pretty" since she is ugly from the dirt and grime of a hard week!!! Am, I digging to deep? LOL! What can I say....I'm only child so my imagination is HUGE!!!! Anyway, just thought you'd all get a little laugh about that! So once again, another reason why this stamp set is AWESOME--without that sentiment I could not have salvaged my smudged cutie pie! LOL! 

Entering the Following:

Alright, I need to go study now, so please have a fun, safe, relaxing weekend! And stop by and join the challenge at Docerela Creations!!! Take Care!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Docerela Creations New Release and Challenge!!!!

Happy Friday, Folks!!! Hope you all had a fab fourth of July!!! And after all the hustle and bustle of hosting cookouts and enjoying time with family and friends don't forget to take some time for yourself--Relax!!!

Speaking of relax.....that brings me to the exciting topic of today's post.....Docerela Creations' new stamp release - Spa Time AND new Docerela Creations nail polish!!!! OMGEEEEE....could there be a better combination? I think not! So to celebrate all this fabulous news there are some amazing specials going on and one of our DT has a special surprise that you need to check out, too! Woot! 

And, as if that were not enough good news to get you through the day, we also have a new challenge for you enter!!! 

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 

So, remember how I was reminding you to take time for yourself to relax? Well that's my GIFT to myself-- Taking time for me! So I documented my gift in my little Recollections journal/planner! Here's my project:

The Release:



Teal (11) nail polish

Light pink (12) nail polish

 Check out the Shop HERE!

The Team: 

Can't wait to see what amazing projects you all make for this fab challenge! 
Have a beautiful, crafty  weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Docerela Creations- NEW CHALLENGE!!!!

Hello, Lovelies! I'm sew glad it's Friday and sew glad you're here today because it's challenge time at Docerela Creations today!!! We have a brand new challenge that you simply must play along with! :)

Challenge: Use Kraft Cardstock

I know we all have some Kraft cardstock in our stash, so I want to see you and all your crafty friends link up your projects!  Sew, a couple of weeks ago Docerela Creations released a new stamp called.....Life's a Stitch! Trust me, you need this stamp set!  It's sew cute...go on and take a look and then head over to the shop to get your set:

Ok, now that you've seen this adorable set, here is my take on the kraft cardstock challenge:

I love how crisp and nice the sentiments stamp! I also love how the stamps interact nicely with my Neon Hero Arts inks! Yep, I was feeling a little 80s vibe when I made this card. Isn't that sewing machine pure cuteness??! The sentiments and images on this stamp set are just simply adorable!

Well, I'm not the only one who LOVES this stamp, sew please go visit the other Docerela Creations Design Team members for inspiration and eye candy! 

The Team: 

Thank you sew much (I had to say "sew" one more time- LOL) for visiting today! And don't forget to link up your Kraft project AND tell all of your crafty friends to create something and link up their projects too.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ahoy Matey...


I'm baaaacck..... (LOL) just dropping by again this afternoon to share another card for the swap I'm in...

The inspiration for my card started with this sketch from Delightful Inspiration:


Supplies: Card base: The Paper Studio; Journaling Card: Becky Higgins Project Life- Blush; Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Stamps: Docerela Creations- Birthday Wishes, Studio Calico, The Greeting Farm; Veneer: Studio Calico; Ink: Copics, Brillance; Twine- Stash

Entering the Following Challenges:

Yumi and Fumi- Celebration (birthday card)
And check out Yumi and Fumi new realeases for a chance to win - HERE!!!

Hello Lovlies! Happy Father's Day!


Hope everyone is having a beautiful Father's Day. I'm just stopping by today to share a little card with you! I'm participating in a card swap and need to make 6 kids birthday cards! Of course, you know what that means...have to get out my fav Docerela Creations sentiment stamps and TFG image stamps out to play! Woot! So here's my first card. I was actually looking for this basketball texture paper that I have to use instead of the green snake skin, but that's what happens when you have too much stuff...sometimes things get lost! I have no idea where that sheet of paper is, but I'm sure it will show up at some point. And because it's bothering me- I'm happy that Hobby Lobby is closed today otherwise I know I would have gone out and bought another sheet- LOL!

I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketch as the starting point for my card...

Supplies: Card Base: The Paper Studio; Stamps: Docerela Creations- Birthday Wishes, The Greeting Farm; Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Creating Keepsakes; Veneer: Studio Calico; Color: Copics

Entering the Following Challenges:
The Greeting Farm- Use Banners or Flags
Mema's Crafts- Anything Goes

Alrighty, Have a beautiful afternoon Ladies and Gents!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Docerela Creations Release and New Challenge!!!

Today is STAMP RELEASE and new challenge day over at  Docerela Creations! 


Today's Challenge is : Faux or real stitching! 

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 
Today I am showcasing her new  Stamp set Life's a Stitch!

Here is my project:
Supplies: Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches- #89; Stamps: Docerela Creations- Life's a Stitch; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Twine & Chipboard: MME; Rub-On: Hambly; Ink: Ranger  

I just love the dressform and little bobbin (I know that's not the right word- but for the life of me can't think of what it's called) Anyway, you know what I mean- LOL! :) Everything about this new set is just SEW cute!!!! Check it out and go pick one up!

The release!!
Life's a Stitch

 Check out the Shop HERE

Please go visit & see what the rest of the ladies on the team created for the challenge! There is SEW much cuteness.... :)

The Team: 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge!
 Have a great weekend!
Entering my Project: