Friday, July 31, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover Peek-a-boo box!

Hello! It's good to be back for Hip Hop Hangover! I decided to make a peek-a-boo box for the window challenge for hip hop yesterday. You can find this awesome tutorial HERE by Brenda Quintana.
I used DP from Cosmo Cricket's Halfway Cafe. All stamps are from Unity, of course. I colored my bird image with prisma pencils and blended with OMS. The inside flap is a square of kraft CS. I stamped the heart in ridinghood red and the love in black. Filled my box up with some sunflowers seeds for a surprise treat for my son's lunch box when he is at camp next week. He loves sunflowers seeds! The DP circle behind my bird is the circle I punched out to make my window. I just flipped it to the other side. Since my bird appears to be sleeping, I thought it looked like a moon!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

SUPER Exciting News I have been dying to share!

I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to be on the Artful INKables design team and the Paper Maniac design team!

I am thrilled to be working with Kristen and Patti and their wonderful companies.

I know I have talked about Artful INKables before, but their stamps are superb quality and packaged beautifully! Fun designs that are unique and designed by Kristen! You will also LOVE the beautiful charms and ribbon that are offered in Kristen's store! Awesome stuff!

Paper Maniac is a new online store that will offer TONS of your favorite products. You know that I love my Unity, and Patti will be offering Unity's exclusive monthly Unity kit that can only be found in stores! She will also be offering wonderful kits to meet your papercrafting needs along with a wide range of other product! Stay tuned!

I am so happy to finally be able to share this news with you all!

Hugs and smiles!


TDSC016-Flower Power!

Hey everybody! Today's The Digi Shack challenge is to use a flower image on your card! That is pretty easy for me since I LOVE flowers. I used TDS gerbera daisy image for this card. I colored the image with prisma pencils and added some stickles to the petals. The base is Rich Razzleberry and the image is matted in Pumpkin Pie. The ribbon is SU's pumpkin pie. The sentiment is from SU's Sweet Little Sentiments retired hostess set.

Make sure that you use keyword TDSC016 when uploading to online galleries. Also link your card at TDS site HERE.

Hope you get a chance to play along with us!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Friend Like You...

Hello! This card was for today's sketch challenge over on SCS. I love the simplicity of the sketch! My base is very vanilla and I used blue bayou and kiwi kiss to mat my sentiment. The DP, stick pins and button are from Chloe's Closet by MM. The ribbon is SU's So saffron. The stamp is an oldie by SU from a set called In My Thoughts.

I hope you all are well. I think I am finally Disney detoxed! LOL!

I will have a Digi Shack challenge posted for tomorrow!


Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Back!!!!

Hello everyone! I am back from a fabulous trip at Disney and the beach! We had a blast but I am very worn out! I came home to find my computer had been fried in a storm, so I now have a new laptop! I am trying to get used to it and bookmarking all of my favorites again is a pain!
I made this card for the CAS25 over on SCS. I also used last week's freebie image over at The Digi Shack. I LOVE this little alien guy. I had to use him! He is free until the end of the month. There is also a new freebie image over at TDS, so go check it out HERE.

I colored my image with prisma pencils and blended with OMS. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the sentiment is from SU's new Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I am so glad to be back stamping! Now that all of my computer glitches are fixed, I hope to see you all soon in blogland and SCS.

I will have some very exciting news for you in the upcoming month! Can't wait to share it with you!


Saturday, July 25, 2009


This week's Etsy shop is Artistic Flair. She has some adorable glass pendants for your viewing pleasure. I was obviously inspired by these guitar pendants, which will be the give away this week. A random winner will be picked next Friday, and will receive a pendant from the shop. It will be whatever the shop owner has on hand at the time. Surprises are good!

I used stamps from H&M for my card. I have no clue who the DP is from! It was a scrap, but I think it was DCWV.
When you upload to galleries please use key word EIC46. Also link you card HERE.
Hope you all are well! I will be back tonight!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Go check out The Digi Shack for Today's Challenge!

Go check out The Digi Shack for today's challenge! I am sure it will be a good one! Can't wait to see what you all do when I get back!



Monday, July 20, 2009

Time for another Manic Monday Freebie Fun Day! Whoot, Whoot! Hop on over to The Digi Shack to see what today's freebie is! Even I do not know what it is since I am on vacation! Can't wait to see what wonderful things you have made while I was gone! :)

Today we should be arriving at Disney! Can't wait to share my trip with you guys when we get back! Hope you all are well!

Now go and get your free image!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

EIC45-The Daily Pincushion

This week's EIC45 challenge is The Daily Pincushion. These sweet little felt creations are sure to get your juices flowing! I was inspired by the flower theme and the colors on this pincushion. I made a diorama box this week. I love to make these, and actually made a very similar box last year for my son's teacher. I needed another thank you, so I made another for this challenge. You can find a tutorial for the diorama box HERE.

I apologize for the yucky photo's! I took photo's all over my house and no matter where I took them, they look yucky! :(

I have several scheduled posts for you over the next week! I am off to Cocoa Beach and Disney World with all my guys! We were going to go up north again, but I found a great deal on-line and literally planned this trip last night with hubby! We were on the computer until 2AM!! We are going to the beach for three days and then to Disney for 5 days! We are staying at a Disney resort, so it should be interesting! I am not a big amusement park kinda gal, but I can't wait to see my boy's faces when they see the castle!

Please remember to use EIC45 when uploading to online galleries! Link your creation HERE for a chance to win a pincushion from this shop!

I can't wait to visit your blogs when I get back! I have already been told by hubby and oldest DS that I am NOT to be on the computer while we are gone! LOL!



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TDSC14- Up In The Clouds!

This week's challenge for The Digi Shack is to use clouds on your project. I love this mailbox image and used a scrap scallop oval punch as a template for my cloud backgroud. I sponged soft sky ink and baja breeze. I colored my image with prisma pencils and blended with OMS. The DP is from K&Company's Saffron collection. I used the floral fantasy CB folder for the red panel. The sentiment is from SU's Sweet Little Sentiments set. Don't you LOVE that new modern label punch?
This is also for this week's Sketch challenge over on SCS.

Remember to leave a link at The Digi Shack to you card using Mr. Linky. Also when uploading to on-line galleries use keywords TDS, TDSC014, or thedigishack (all one word) so we can see your work!

I am sorry I have not posted as much this week! Things are crazy around here. We were supposed to go up north again for a week, but the weather forcast does not look good! Now we are contemplating going out west or to Florida! We want to leave Friday or Saturday so we better make a plan soon, huh?

Have a great day!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Manic Monday Freebie Fun Day at TDS!

Go check out The Digi Shack! Every Monday, TDS will offer a free digital image for you to play with! To download the free image just click HERE. I had some technical difficulties and I worked 12 hours last night, so I will try to post a card a little later! I hope you all have fun playing with this freebie!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Christmas a la Kelly!

I made this card for today's featured stamper on SCS Schirmcat (Kelly). I love Kelly's primitive Americana style. I CASE'd her card HERE. I basically changed stamps, paper and colors but kept her awesome layout.

My card base is Kraft and the DP is unknown. The square in the middle is Always artichoke which I scored every 1/2 inch with my scor pal. The stamps are Verve's Poinsettia Christmas. I added some punched pine boughs behind the poinsettia and tied some hemp twine around the middle panel.

Kelly is a lot of fun if you know her from SCS. I wanted to make a Christmas card to honor her and her famous "Naughty & Nice" list from this past Christmas! I was fortunate enough to be on her "Nice" list! LOL!
Congrats to Kelly for being this week's featured stamper! HUGS!


Want a free Cuttlebug????

Here is yet another great blog giveaway! A Cuttlebug with some embossing folders, too! For a chance to win follow the instructions HERE. Easy peasy!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

EIC44-Verbena Custom Blends

Time for another Etsy Inspired challenge. This week's shop is Verbena Custom Blends. This shop is full of yummy, luscious soaps and creams. They honestly look good enough to eat! This shop is closed while the owner is on vacation so the link will take you to her sold items.
I was inspired by the soft, feminine colors. I wanted to reflect that in a card. My card base is white, and the DP is from Memory Box. I used Certainly Celery and my nesties and oval scallop punch. The stamps are from Unity's June KOTM. I colored the image with my SU markers. The ribbon is from SU.

If you participate in this week's challenge please use keyword EIC44 when uploading to online galleries. Also make sure to link you card HERE for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to this store! Ashley will pick a random winner next Friday. Please check out the other Etsy Inspired DT members located on my side bar!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tricycles are a great mode of transportation when you have a Hip Hop Hangover!

Happy Hip Hop Hangover! I made this card for Jeanne's Black and White background challenge. The DP is Basicgrey's Ambrosia. The stamps are from Unity's Everyday Adorable set. Love that set! So cute and versatile.
I am so excited to be back with my paper and stamps! I didn't have time to pack a little stamp kit on my trip, so I have been itching to get inky!

Hubby has some interviews coming up this week, so keep your fingers crossed! One of them is pretty close to home, so that would be awesome! It has been nice having him around and being able to take off on a spur of the moment unplanned trip!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm Back!

I'm back! Today's Chirstmas in July challenge on SCS was appropriate because it felt like Christmas on our vacation! It was pretty chilly and windy in the U.P.! I never took a sweater or sweatshirt off the whole time! This didn't stop my son from putting on a wet suit and swimming in the 52 degree water! YIKES! We had to make him get out when his lips started turning blue! We still had a wonderful time and will be going back in another week! Hopefully the weather is a little bit nicer then!

I used the brayered sky technique on this card. I masked the moon and snow drifts. I used a white gel pen to add snow to the tree limbs. Added some glitter to give the snow drifts dimension. I used soft sky, baja breeze and blue bayou for the sky. The stamp set is SU's Season of Friendship.

It's good to be back in the world of stamping! Hope you all are well!



Saturday, July 4, 2009

EIC43-Explosion box tutorial!

Time for another Etsy Inspired challenge! This week's shop is whichgoose. They offer a variety of vintage items and vintage looking hair accesories.
This week I have made an explosion box. You can find a tutorial on how to make this cute little box HERE. This tutorial is by the fabulous Beate Johns for SCS. Easy peasy with a lot of WOW factor! My box base is kiwi kiss, and the top is DSP from SU. I made the cute little paper flowers after seeing a tutorial on my friend Abi's blog. Go check her tutorial out!

I included a votive candle that is kiwi kiss colored and added a paper flower on the top. A sweet little hostess gift! You can also just leave it empty with a sentiment stamped on the bottom.

Please check out the other Etsy Inspired DT members galleries located on my sidebar. When uploading to on-line galleries, please use keyword EIC43. Also link your card HERE for a chance to win an awesome prize from Limelight Papercrafts!!!

a package of Prima Light Blue Sprites flowers,

a package of Prima Butterflies (E style),

and a container of Spring Bloom Dew Drops

Limelight is having a sale through 7/05/09: 10% off all ribbon,20% off all Basic Grey glazed brads and buttons, and 30% off all Pink Cat Studio stamp sets! Also, all orders $50 or more will receive a Glitz Design Roller Doodle roller stamper for FREE!

This just shows the inside of the box when you take the lid off. I hope you have time to play and give this box a try!

Happy Fourth of July!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hi! This week's challenge for The Digi Shack is a patriotic color challenge. Use Navy, Red, Light blue and white. I cheated a bit, the light blue is the shading in her pants and jacket! I colored this Lani image with prisma pencils and blended with OMS. The base of my card is night of navy and the image is matted with real red. I plan on sending this card to my BIL, who serves in the Army.
If you want to play along please link your card to The Digi Shack Blog and also use keyword TDSC12 when uploading to online galleries.

REMINDER: We are looking for new DT members for The Digi Shack! The call for the DT ends July 10th. For more info on the DT call, please click HERE.

I will have a post on Saturday for you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Be safe and have fun!