Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful hump day : )  I have a couple cards to show you today.  The first one I made yesterday for the Color Challenge on SCS to use Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, and Sage Shadow.  I decided to go with the non-traditional Christmas card.  I just got this set from Verve called Poinsettia Christmas and it's on sale!  Today may be the last day so go check it out!  I stamped the poinsettias 3 times with Basic Gray and colored them in with Copics.  I added some pearls to the center and some ferns that I punched with the Martha Stewart fern punch.  I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge for my layout.  I got it in early this week lol : ) 

My next card I made for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS, but I've been trying to upload all day and haven't been able to.  Anybody else having trouble???  I finally inked up my PTI Fall Elegance set and I love it!!!  I stamped the pumpkins each seperately, cut them out, and popped them up over 2 pumpkins that I stamped together.  The dp is PTI Autumn Abundance which I love as well!  This card is CAS so it would be easy to duplicate : )  Thank you so much for stopping by, and check back tomorrow to see what the Divine Divas have to inspire you! 

Stamps:  Card#1 Verve Poinsettia Christmas
             Card#2 Papertrey Ink Fall Elegance
Paper: Card#1  Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink
          Card#2  PTI Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Autumn Abundance
Ink: Card#1  Basic Gray, Copics
      Card#2  PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Card#1  Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, MS Large Scallop Border Punch, Pearls, Sewing Machine, CB Swiss Dots Folder, MS Fern Punch, Dimensionals
Card#2  PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, PTI Twine, Button, Scalloped Border Punch, Square Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!

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Hello!  I made this card for two challenges that I wanted to participate in : )  The first is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.  I know, I'm just getting it in under the wire!  I love this week's sketch, and had to play!  The second is The Pink Elephant Challenge #34Your Next Stamp is sponsoring the challenge this week and there are 2 FREE sets to be given away so check it out!  This week's challenge was a recipe
Something with dots
I used Happy Halloween Fhiona for my image.  I LOVE HER!!!  My dots are the embossed dots on the purple panels, the bats are from the Martha Stewart bat punch, and the tag was cut with my Spellbinders Tag Trio.  I will leave a full recipe below : )  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Happy Halloween Fhiona, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Cast-a-Spell DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Ribbon, Brads, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Rectangle Nesties, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Floss, Dimensionals, CB Swiss Dots Folder, Sponge Dauber

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday Princess

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I thought it would be fun to play along with the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week :)  I love this adorable stamp from Your Next Stamp called Birthday Princess.  It's just perfect for little girls!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I stamped the cupcake image 3 times, colored them in, cut them out, and popped them up on Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out with Long Rectangle Nestabilities and while leaving the Nestie in place, I sponged with Rose Red ink.  I added the hearts punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  I will leave a full recipe below : ) 

Today is the last day of the YNS blog hop, so make sure you leave a comment on all the Starlets blogs to be eligible for the $50.00 prize, the secret $20.00 prize and the individual prizes on all the Starlets blogs!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Birthday Princess
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Rose Red
Paper:  Rose Red, Certainly Celery, DCWV The Sweet Matstack
Accessories:  Scalloped Border Punch, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, MS Heart Punch, Stardust Stickles, PTI Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Dimensionals

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Digiments Release Day!

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Go check out the Digiments Blog to see all the new releases available TODAY!!!

30 brand new Digiments from 5 different lines:
About You; Birthday Expressions; Faith;
Favorites and Get Well.

Digiments are priced at $1 each with a $5 minimum purchase
- or you can buy the entire set of 30 Digiments for only $15.

Remember: $7.50 from each $15 set purchased is going to Tina Fussell (aka TravelingMama) to help her cause for children and schools in Morocco.

Here are a couple more projects using some of the Get Well Digiments.  I made this Explosion Box using instructions found here.  I have some layered flowers on the bottom when you take off the lid and the box opens up.  You can also add some treats, tea bags, or cough drops for somebody who isn't feeling the best.  I added some score lines using my Scor-Pal to the Tangerine Tango Base and the lid was made with more Cosmo Cricket Everafter DP. 

I made this card using the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #82.  I used my PTI Floral Fusion Stamp set, Tangerine Tango and Basic Grey cs and ink, and DP from Cosmo Cricket Everafter. 

Here is my complete set : )  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Saturday!!!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Digiments Sneak Peek!

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Saturday is the new release of Digiments!!!  You can get all 30 for $15.00 or $1.00 each with a $5.00 minimum.  I thought I would show you one of the projects I made using one of the Get Well Digiments.  This is a Lauren Meader Timeless Template called Perfect Matchbox.  It's perfect to put a small package of kleenex in, some cough drops, or even chocolate which always makes me feel better : )  I was able to size the Digiment to fit perfectly on this front panel which is what I LOVE about them!!!  I used Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, and Basic Grey cs as well as dp from Cosmo Cricket Everafter.  Go check out the Digiment blog to pick up 2 free Digiments, create a project with one or both, and add yourself to Mr. Linky for a chance to win a fabulous prize!   You can also check out more beautiful projects from the rest of the DT!

Next I have a card to show you using yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I just got my new PTI goodies in the mail, and couldn't wait to play with the Tree Trimming Trio set and Signature Christmas!  I stamped the tree with Old Olive and the ornaments with Baja Breeze, Real Red, and PTI Summer Sunrise.  I cut out the tree and popped it up over the trunk with Dimensionals, and I also popped up the star and ornaments.  The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip on the bottom of the card.  I used dp from the retired Ski Slope DSP.  That's it for me today!  It has been an incredibly busy week full of dr's appts, play groups, meetings at school, etc. but I think it's finally slowing down a little bit : )  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, and I will definitely be blog hopping this afternoon!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Ever Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!!

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Hello!  I've been so excited for this hop and to show you some more of these adorable images from Your Next Stamp!!!  Hopefully you came here from Ryann's blog, but if not then start at the beginning which is Karen's blog!  Make sure you leave comments on all the Starlets blogs for a chance to win $50.00 in FREE stamps!!!  I will also be drawing a lucky winner from all the commenters on this blog post who will win their favorite of my 3 cards as well as a couple other goodies : ) 

First we have Skating Fun Fhiona.  Isn't she the CUTEST!!!  I colored her with Copics and actually used Glossy Accents on the ice although it isn't showing up in the picture.  I also added Diamond Stickles to all the snowflakes and put Dew Drops in the centers of the punched snowflakes.  The paper is PTI Aqua Mist and so is the ribbon.  The dp is from the K&Company Peppermint Twist Mat Pad.  I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #35 for my layout.

This next card uses this adorable birdhouse stamp called Little Birdie Christmas House.  I am always so drawn to birdhouses (the country girl in me), and couldn't wait to get this stamp!  I colored with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to the snow.  The paper is Chocolate Chip and Real Red, and I used SU Merry Moments DSP.  The ribbon is PTI Dark Chocolate.  Here is the inside:

The Little Birdie Christmas House set is a two piece set which features the birdhouse and this Happy Holidays sentiment that I used inside the card.  Love it!!! 

My final card features this cutie patootie snowman called Freezy the Snowman : )  He is holding his little birdie friend which is just sooo sweet!!!  I applied the snowflakes punched from my EK Success Snowflake Border Punch to the image panel, added Stardust Stickles to them and a small rhinestone center.  The blue panel is embossed with the CB Snowflake Folder.  I used Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper. 
Leave me a comment telling me which card is your favorite for a chance to win!  Thank you so much for stopping by, now head over to Maureen's blog for even more YNS goodness!!!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Almost Time For More Digiments and Featured Stamper 137!

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After taking some time off over the summer, Digiments is back!!!  Michelle has created some awesome digital sentiments for the new release on Saturday.  You can get all 30 Digiments for $15.00, and half of that money~ $7.50~ will be donated to an extremely wonderful cause which you can read about here!  There are also 2 FREE Digiments available for you to create with and you will be entered to win a Traveler's treasure accesory kit like the one seen here!  Hope you'll play along!  Morgaine, one of our fabulous DT members, also made 3 video clips for tips on using Digiments which you can view on the Digiments blog so check them out! 

This is the card that I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast yesterday.  The featured stamper is Heather, a.k.a. tankgrl.  I absolutely LOVE Heather's clean, creative, awesome style and would love to CASE her entire gallery!!!    I chose this card.

I stayed quite close to Heather's original card, but I used a different stamp set, Real Red instead of Ruby Red, machine sewed instead of faux stitching, and changed the placement of the sentiment slightly.  I just love this spotlighting technique she used, and will definitely use it again!  Thank you so much for stopping by today : )

Stamps:  SU Embrace Life, Great Friend
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Real Red
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  CB Swiss Dots Folder, Kaiser Pearl, Rectangle and Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek and Chances to Win!!!

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Are you just dying to get your hands one some of these adorable stamps from Your Next Stamp!?!  If so, here's what you need to do!

1)Go to the YNS Challenge blog and pick up a blinkie.  Put it on your blog and leave a comment that you did so for one chance to win!

2)Sign up to be a follower on the YNS Challenge blog for another chance to win!

3)Sign up on our Yahoo Fan group by October 1st for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate!

4)Participate in the Blog Hop on September 23rd, leave a comment on all the Starlets (that's our DT name:) posts for a chance to win a HUGE prize, plus some smaller prizes on each of the Starlets blogs!

5)Pick up some YNS Stamps so you can start participating in our bi-weekly challenges starting Wednesday October 7th!  There will be lots of prizes, as well as special blinkies for the winners to post on their blogs!  Winners will also be featured on the YNS Challenge blog!

Ok, seriously!!!  Get on it!!!  There are just too many fabulous opportunities so don't miss out!!!  Have a fabulous day : )


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Verve Release Week Cards!

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Hello!  I wanted to show off the cards I made this week for the Verve release week challenges : )  I think most of you know that I LOVE Verve, and I always look forward to playing in the challenges and getting my Verve stamps inky!  I also won a FREE set this time, so yippee!!!  This first card was for Diva Lynda's challenge to use bling.  I inked up my Ornamental Christmas and added rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes on the ornament.  I'll leave full recipes for each card below:)

My next card was Charmaine's color challenge to use deep purple, green, orange, and teal.  I pulled out my Verve Petals and Stems set for the flowers, and the sentiment is from Grateful Elegance.  I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

This card was Jackie's challenge to use distressing.  I used this pretty butterfly from Beautiful Kindness, and used my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, and Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink around the edges.  The sentiment is from Wishful Elegance.

This final card was for Michelle's color challenge to use Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip.  I used the set Abundant Blessings, and Mercy's layout for this week. 
I hope you like my Verve-y cards and thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope your weekend is fabulous!!!

Stamps:  Card#1:  Verve Ornamental Christmas
             Card#2:  Verve Petals and Stems, Grateful Elegance
             Card#3:  Verve Beautiful Kindness, Wishful Elegance
             Card#4:  Verve Abundant Blessings
Paper:    Card#1:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Moments DSP
             Card#2:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
             Card#3:  Kraft, Bordering Blue, Bella Bleu DSP, Pink Pirouette
             Card#4:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Bo Bunny SD
Ink:        Card#1:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
             Card#2:  Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Versafine Onyx Black
             Card#3:  Bordering Blue, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
             Card#4:  Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
             Card#1:  Kaiser Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon, Scalloped Border Punch, Square Nestabilities
             Card#2:  Sewing Machine, Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Dew Drops, Buttons, PTI Twine, Circle Nestabilities, CB Swiss Dots Folder
             Card#3:  Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Rhinestone, Tim Holtz Distress Tool
             Card#4:  Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brads, Sewing Machine, Jump Ring, Spellbinders Tag Trio

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #12

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Hello!  Well this is my first week on the Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge DT, and do we have a GORGEOUS inspiration piece for you today!  Take a look at this beautiful cake!
Here is my card:
I decided to pull out the colors by using Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.  I also used the Stylized Flowers CB Folder to add some texture to the blue panels.  I added the cut out Verve flowers for my pops of red and put pink pearls in the centers like on the cake.  I followed this week's Verve release sketch found here.  I hope this gorgeous cake inspires you to play along with us this week!  Just use DDIC12 when uploading to Splitcoast!  Make sure you check out what the other Divine Divas did this week : )
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Stamps:  Verve Wishful Elegance~sentiment, Because of You~Flowers
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Copics, Baja Breeze~sponging
Accessories:  Square and Circle Nestabilities, Stylized Flowers CB Folder, Pearls, Brown Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SC246 Halloween Fhiona

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Hello!  I made this for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I love today's layout!  I really can't seem to stop playing with these adorable Fhionas from Your Next Stamp!  They are so cute and fun to color!  This one is called Happy Halloween Fhiona.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored her with Copics, cut her out with Square Nestabilities, and while leaving the Nestie in place, I sponged around her with Old Olive ink.  The dp is some I picked up last year at Joanns called the Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday Mat Pack.  There are so many fun glittery papers in there : )  I added some Stardust Stickles to the little ghost, as well as to the stars on Fhiona's hat and bows.  I also added some zigzag stitching and the black Kaiser Pearl in the corner.  For the inside I cut a strip of the dp, added the goo border that I punched with a Martha Stewart Punch found at Michaels and added the sentiment and spider also from the Happy Halloween Fhiona set.  I love it!!!  I hope you do too, and thank you so much for stopping by! 
One more thing!  We are going to start having Your Next Stamp Challenges in October.  Make sure you stop by the Your Next Stamp Challenge blog to pick up the new blinkie and to read all the deets.  You can win some fabulous prizes!!!  Hugs,

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monkey Thank You and Other News!

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Hello!  A friend of mine who volunteers for a monkey rescue organization asked if I could make her 25 monkey themed thank you cards!  Well, this is what I came up with, and I just e-mailed her a picture so we'll see if she likes it :)  I used this adorable monkey image from Whipper Snapper.  I love the look of the cards with rounded corners, but have yet to try it.  I really like how it came out!  I will leave a full recipe below. 

My other news is that I am now a Divine Diva!  The fabulous Lori Rider asked if I would like to be on the DT for her Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge.  Of course I said yes, so the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month I will post our inspiration picture and the card that I made.  I hope you'll play along with us!  My first challenge is this Thursday so come check it out!  Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I'm off to color more monkeys lol!

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Monkey, Sentiment from SU Bella Blossoms
Paper:  Kraft, PTI Dark Chocolate,  SU Urban Garden DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Dark Chocolate
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch, PTI Twine, Button, Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 13, 2009

FS136 Winter Wishes

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Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  We have two sick kiddos which kept us home from church this morning, so I decided to play in the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS : )  This week's FS is Shannan Teubner!  I LOVE Shannan's style so I was very excited.  I chose to CASE this beautiful card of hers.  I really loved her layout so I kept mine pretty much the same besides adding an extra layer and using a scalloped frame around my sentiment.  I used this ADORABLE stamp set called Fhiona and Friend Penguin from Your Next Stamp.  I used dp from a K&Company mat pad called BW Peppermint Twist that I picked up at Joanns.  I just love pink and green together : )  The border was punched with the EK Success Snowflake Border Punch.  I also punched a strip of Soft Sky cs to get the snowflakes that I adhered to the image panel.  The sentiment is a freebie I got from Verve.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I will leave a full recipe below.  Don't forget that through tomorrow you can get FREE SHIPPING from YNS by using the code SS1 so go take advantage!!! 
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fhiona and Friend Penguin, Verve
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, K&Company BW Peppermint Twist Mat Pack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pretty in Pink-sponged on sentiment panel
Accessories:  Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Labels One and Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Snowflake Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

Friday, September 11, 2009

Avery's Tea Party Invitations

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Hello!  This week has been pretty busy but I finally finished all of my daughter's birthday invitations : )  We are having a mother/daughter or mother/son tea party to celebrate her 5th birthday!  I found this cute tea party set from a company called My Cute Stamps.  I decided to paper piece her dress, cut her out with Circle Nestabilities and a Blossom Nestabilities frame.  I used a pretty simple layout as I had several to make.  Also, today is my hubby's birthday!  I've been getting ready for a surprise game night we're having tonight with a few of our friends : ) 
One more quick thing!  Make sure you stop by Your Next Stamp and sign up for the newsletter on the bottom of the home page.  Karen~the fabulous owner~will send out secret special deals to newsletter subscribers.  Right now you can get FREE SHIPPING through Monday!  Just use code SS1  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SC245 The Reason

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Hello!  I made this for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS : )  I picked up this adorable Stampendous image last week at Michaels along with this Stampabilities sentiment.  I couldn't wait to get them inky!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the angel's wings.  I stamped the sentiment with Old Olive and added some Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.  I also used my Tim Holtz Distress Tool to rough up the edges a little bit as well.  I used a Nestabilities Labels One die for the brown panel and added some texture to it with the CB Textile Folder.  The red satin ribbon and Dew Drop finish it off : ) 
Onto some other news!  Your Next Stamp (YNS) has opened a Yahoo Group which you can find HERE!  If you join by October 1st you could win a $20 gift card to the YNS store!!!  Come chat with the DT members, post comments and questions, and just have fun!  Hope to see you there : )
Stamps:  Stampendous Manger Kisses, Stampabilities, Reason For The Season
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DSP
Ink:  Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Diamond Stickles, Labels One Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon, Dew Drop, CB Textile Folder, Foam Squares, Scalloped Border Punch, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Wishes

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Hello!  I thought it would be fun to make another card using this adorable mermaid from Your Next Stamp.  Yep, this is a mermaid, but I paper pieced a top for her, and put her tail behind this birthday sign : )  How versatile, huh?!  The sentiment is from Verve's Wishful Elegance and the dp is Cottage Wall DSP.  I used the Martha Stewart balloon punch for the balloons, and added some texture using my CB Swiss Dots Folder : )  Thank you so much for stopping by again!  I'm off to work on my daughter's birthday invites because I need to get them sent out! 

FS135 Christmas Tag

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Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!  We had lots of fun family time~and yesterday we went to the beach : )  I made this quick Christmas tag on Sunday for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS, but didn't get a chance to post it here.  This week's FS is Lori McAree, a.k.a. LMcAree.  She has a fabulous gallery and I chose to CASE this beautiful Christmas tag.  I used markers to color my image, and put some Chocolate Kaiser pearls in the center of the poinsettia.  The sentiment is from Verve's Just for You set.  Well, I'm off to an eye appointment so thank you for stopping by!
Stamps:  Verve Just for You, SU Gifts of Christmas
Paper:  Real Red, Old Olive
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Gold Eyelet, Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities, Kaiser Chocolate Pearls

Friday, September 4, 2009

MOJO102, TSG18, Peek-A-Boo!

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Hello again!  My hubby took my 4 y.o. and 21 month old to the store with him, and the house is so peaceful so I thought I would make another card today!  I wanted to make a card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and for this week's There She Goes Challenge to create your own dp.  This adorable image is from Whipper Snapper, and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics.  I decided to cut it out, stamp the image again and pop the colored one up on foam squares.  I sponged around the image using Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink while using my Nestabilities as a mask for the outer edge.  I did the same with the rectangle panels.  The little spider is a Hero Arts image, and the bats were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.  For my "dp" I stamped the the background image from Verve's Wishful Elegance with Pumpkin Pie onto Pumpkin Pie.  I used some corduroy ribbon, and zigzag stitching to complete it!  Thank you so much for stopping by again! 

LSC236 CAS Scrapling

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Hello!  I haven't participated in the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS in a while, but I just love these little scrapling cards which was the challenge today.  A scrapling is a card that measures 1.5"x4".  So fun!  I pulled out this pretty silhouette from Prickley Pear called Spring Flourishes.  I stamped the image with Rich Razzleberry and the sentiment is from Verve's Because of You which I stamped with Soft Suede.  I added the Razzleberry ribbon and the rhinestone and it was complete!  Very CAS of me huh?  Thank you so much for stopping by today, and have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Adorable Baby Girl

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Hello!  I was asked by one of my friends to make a baby girl card : )  She loves this darling Bella image from Whipper Snapper and I knew exactly what layout I wanted to use with her.  I decided to shamelessly CASE this AWESOME card from Jackie Pedro using this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge sketch.  I just love how Jackie used the large scallops on the bottom, layered the Circle and Blossom Nestabilities, and added the rhinestone accents.  I also loved her use of the Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio.  I used dp from DCWV Nana's Nursery because my girlfriend loves sparkle and the stripes in this dp have lots of it!  I used Kaiser Snow Pearl accents, and the scalloped border punch is from Martha Stewart.  Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SC244 Happy Days!

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Hello! In honor of my happy day I decided to use this adorable Your Next Stamp set called Happy Days Mermaid for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS : ) I just think she is the cutest!!! I also pulled out some PTI paper which I need to get a lot more of now lol! I used Berry Sorbet but the color is coming up a little bright in my picture compared to the real thing : ) Everything is pretty self explanatory on this one so I will leave the full recipe below. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Your Next Stamp Happy Days Mermaid
Paper: Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics #E00, #E02, #Y21, #YR21, #E33, #R32, #R35, #YG03, #YG05, #RV10, PTI Berry Sorbet for the sponging around the sentiment
Accessories: PTI Spring Moss Ribbon, Kaiser Blush Pearls, Stardust Stickles, Rectangle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Sewing Machine, Oval Punches, Foam Squares

Exciting News and Other News!

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I got a wonderful surprise today when I stopped by the Your Next Stamp blog! Karen~the owner~wasn't going to post the names of her new DT until Saturday, but she chose to post them early and I made the Your Next Stamp DT!!! I am soooo excited to work with these adorable stamps! Thank you so much, Karen!!! You can see my sidebar for the list of the other fabulous DT members, and make sure to stop by the store to see all the great products Your Next Stamp has available! Karen is even offering 15% off everything in the store this week through Sunday! Just enter the code THANKS to receive the discount!

Onto some other news. I will no longer be a Stampin' Up demonstrator after this month. There is a new policy in place which I think is ridiculous, and I want no part of it. According to the policy, I could not link to other companies such as Your Next Stamp or Digiments from my blog. I could not even link to a card I put on Splitcoast, or to a friend's blog who promotes products for another company. I could not give you a detailed list of what I used to make a card if one of the products I used did not come from Stampin' Up. What I put on my blog is my business, and I won't tolerate SU acting like Big Brother. They lost me and my group of friends who faithfully place monthly orders as a demo and as customers. I hope more people will rebel against this horrible decision. I always used Stampin' Up products on pretty much every card I made. So what if the whole thing wasn't SU! I was still promoting their products. Not any more. Thank you for listening, and I truly hope there are other people who feel the same way. I really want them to regret this poor decision! Hugs,


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blog Award!

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The fabulous Cheryl at CherCroppin's Stamp Pad gave me this award! Cheryl is a beautiful stamper as well as a fellow Jeff Gordon fan! Love him : ) Thank you Cheryl! I am supposed to list 10 honest things about myself so here it goes:
1) I love Reality Tv.
2) My dream is to live on a lake in the mountains.
3) I could seriously drink Sweet Tea all day every day.
4) I am very paranoid. I even lock the car door when my husband gets out to pump gas.
5) I am TERRIFIED of spiders!
6) I am a Christian
7) I love Taylor Swift and would go to her concert even without a child to accompany me : )
8) I have a crush on Justin Timberlake~I mean his Saturday Night Live appearances are the best!!!
9) People always think I am soooo sweet, but the truth is I have quite a temper.
10) I love being a stay at home mom and I feel so fortunate that I can be.

Since I love finding out more about my blogging buddies, I'm going to pass this award on to:
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you give me every day!!!


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