Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monster Beauty!

I made this card for the sketch challenge on SCS found HERE.  I pulled out some of my Monstrosity DP by Sasafrass Lass and my Monster's Ink stamp set by MFT.  I just love this MFT set!  Too cute!  I really like the way this card turned out, but I think I would be afraid to send it to anyone, because of the sentiment. LOL!  They may be offended!  Oh was fun to make!
Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday.  We now have drywall up in our basement! YAY!  My new stamp studio will be operational before you know it!  I will take lots of before and after photos for ya!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

enjoy your day!

Hello!  Today I used the color challenge over on SCS found HERE.  I used some Unity stamps from my KOTM's and the DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection.  I added some ribbon from my stash and some Kaiser Pearls to my flowers.  You can find the DP and the pearls in the Paper Maniac store!

Thanks for stopping by! Love your comments!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Hippity {ippity} Hoppity! 12/28

Hello! Welcome to another {ippity} blog hop! To see all of the participants, go HERE for the blog roll.  It will officially start at 10:00 AM central time.  I posted mine early!  I made my card today with the Devoted set.  I also used some of the beautiful My Mind's Eye DP that {ippity} offers.  You can buy a sampler pack of this gorgeous paper for $4, and the stamp set for $16.  Check out my {ippity} HERE!  I will keep this post short and sweet so that you can keep on hopping!
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Relax with some Artful INKables stamps!

Hello!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!  I got a new camera! YAY!  I didn't take the above photo with it, because I am still trying to work with the new software.  My old camera is being completely wonky, so I actually borrowed a camera to take this photo!  Hopefully, I will have it all figured out by tomorrow! :)

The Think INK challenge over at Artful INKables is to make a card that reflects a New Year's resolution.  One of my resolutions is to whisk my husband away for a trip-just the two of us- no boys allowed!  I would like to go somewhere warm, or tropical, so I pulled out my South of The Border set.  It was refreshing to make a card that was not Christmas or winter themed!
I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with both Copics and Prisma pencils.  I added Crystal Effects and glitter to the salt on the rim of the margarita glass.  The DP is from Me & My Big Ideas, but not sure the name of the line.  The ribbon is Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Chirstmas and Blog Candy Winner!

Merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a happy holiday with friends and family!  No card for today, but I do have the winner of my blog candy........StampinCathy!!!!!!!
Here is what Cathy wrote:

Happy Belated Birthday to YOU!
Happy Blogiversary too!
Wow this is some sweeeeeet celebration candy you have for us. I'm a follower and love seeing all your creative and inspiring MOJO everyday. I'm keeping my fingers cross and maybe this post will be the lucky pick. (tee hee) My best present is when I brought a ring for myself. My birthday and anniversary is side by side and I thought why not. Of course my husband was telling everyone that he got for me. LOL Hope your birthday was a super special one.
Congratulations, Cathy!  Cathy has been a follower for as long as I can remember, so I was so thrilled that she won!  Thank you to everyone for entering!  Email me your addy, Cathy and I will get it in the mail next week!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Birthday Wishes


Hello! I have a birthday card for you today! All products used are from the Paper Maniac store! Make sure you check out all of the great deals!  I don't know about you, but I am starting to get tired of making Christmas/holiday themed cards.  I did however make this with DP from Niki Sivils North Pole Nights.  I love this paper because it can be used for the holidays, or for other occasions.  It worked PERFECTLY with this fabulous May Arts reversible satin ribbon in fuscia/olive,  and a glittery button from the Sherbert collection.  I really wanted to showcase the paper and the ribbon, so I kept my stamping to a minimum....just the sentiment in the corner.The sentiment is from PTI's Out On A Limb.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Welcome Home....

Today's challenge over on splitcoast is to use Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Sahara Sand.  I substituted kraft for Sahara Sand.  I also already had this card made!  I was super excited when it not only met the color challenge, but also the additional dessert add on-to use buttons!  The DP is from Daisy D's French Provencial collection.  I used my {ippity} set, Simply Home.  LOVE this set.
You can purchase {ippity} stamps from me HERE.  This set goes for only $13!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 21, 2009

{ippity} Hoppity-Kissmas & Mistletoe!

Hey all of you {ippity} chicks and lovers!  I am lovin' the way this card turned out, if I do say so myself!  I used cream scallop note cards from Archiver's for my base.  I used the textile CB folder on kraft.  I stamped my images with ridinghood red and always artichoke.  The strip of DP is by Creative Imaginations.  Their Christmas paper this year was YUMMY!  Added some hemp twine, gingham ribbon, and vintage buttons from a local antique store!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the {ippity} hop! :)

You can buy {ippity} stamps from me HERE.  This set is $13!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

FREE personalized message from Santa!

Hello again!  I just had to share this with all of you!  If you have kids or grandchildren, this is a FREE, fun thing to do!  Go to THIS website and it will walk you through some quick, easy steps and Santa himself with deliver via web cam (or PNP, as he calls it) a personalized message to your little one.  My boys were super excited, and I only wish I would have video taped their faces while watching it.  Even my oldest who is starting to question the big guy, was pretty enthralled!  Enjoy!


Tickled Pink with Artful INKables!

It's no secret how much I like Artful INKables stamps!  This Down on The Farm set is no exception.  It was so refreshing to pull out this stamp set, and make this fun card instead of a Christmas card!  I kept it CAS.  I used my nesties and colored the image with Prisma penicls.  I matted the image with Melon Mambo and added a Melon Mambo ribbon.  I hope you have a Super Sunday.  I am officially done with my Christmas shopping!  Hubby and I went out and finished last night!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

EIC67-Memory Like An Elephant

This week's Etsy shop for your inspiration is Kindly Noted.  She has some super cute children's wall art in her shop.  I chose the elephant print below for my inspiration.  I am a lover of CAS cards, so I like all of the white space on this print, and of course the cute elephant.  The inside of the card says, "sorry i forgot".  I thought it was cute with the "memory like an elephant" on the front.  The elelphant is actually a die cut from K&Co.  I have a ton of them that went with their alphabet soup line that was out this past summer.  I had to have them but then never used them!

This week's sponsor is FairyLand Dreams Digi Stamps.  They have some super cute images, so make sure you check them out.  they are also having a buy 2 get 1 free sale!
Please remember to use keyword EIC67 when uploading to online galleries.  Link your card on the Etsy blog HERE for a chance at some great prizes!  One random winner will receive 3 pieces of wall art from the Kindly Noted shop and the other random winner will receive 3 free digi images from FairyLand Dreams!

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you make for the challenge!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Friends With Flair 12/18

Hello Friends with Flair!  Today I made a card with some of my {ippity stamps}.  I used a stamp from the set, Because of You.  I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa-Memento and then stamped it again in pink and cut the heart out.  The DP is Basic Grey's Sultry collection.  This ribbon is from Michael's.  I did some faux stitching around the circle.  Click HERE to purchase ippity stamps from me.

Click HERE for some Christmas blog candy!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Kissmas!

Merry Kissmas!  I just LOVE this image and sentiment from Whimsie Doodles!  I think this gingerboy is the cutest!  I used today's sketch challenge over on SCS.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I added some Crystal Effects and glitter to the hat fur and the icing stripes.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!  Remember to check out my blog candy post!  I will announce the lucky winner on Christmas!


Monday, December 14, 2009

{ippity} hoppity! Life Is Simple

YIKES!  I am a little late on my {ippity} hoppity post! So sorry!  I just LOVE this set!  That lamb is the cutest!  I used a scalloped note from Archiver's, kraft and black paper.  The kraft sheet is run through a CB with the swiss dots folder.  I added a gingham bow at the top with a vintage button.

Thanks for stopping by and sorry again for the late post!


BLOG CANDY! Happy Birthday, Happy Blogiversary BLOG CANDY!

As promised, here is the blog candy!  This is in celebration of my one year blogiversary (last month) and my birthday which was last week!  For your chance to win just become a follower of my blog, and tell me about the best birthday gift you ever received!  If you are already a follower-THANK YOU!  I appreciate all of the wonderful comments and feedback from you all!  I have learned soooooo much this past year about blogging, thanks in part to all of you!
If you would like a second chance at winning, then post a link to my blog candy on your blog and leave a second comment with the link!  I will choose a random winner on Christmas Day!

Here is what you could win:

Unity coffe cup single
Unity Floral Friends set
{ippity} Merry Kissmas set
Stampin' Up Pocket Silhouettes set
MFT Annie LaPointe Chives stamp
Heidi Swapp Clear stamp
Studio G Valentines set
Creative Memories album
Creative Memories sticker and paper pack
Alphabet sticker pack
Recollections felt border pack
DCWV Chrstmas card kit
Lala Land Crafts Trick or Treat LaLa stamp
Make it personal rub on pack
set of fall clear stamps from Target
Elle's Studio journaling tabs

If you get a chance go wish Kristin over at Artful INKables a Happy Birthday! :)


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Artful INKables and a challenge reminder!

Hello! The holidays are a busy time of year, so instead of new releases at Artful INKables this month, we are going to take a look at some sets from the past!   Here is an oldie but goodie stamp set from Artful INKables.  This was one of the first sets I purchased!  I fell in love with the blueberries the moment I saw them!  Make sure you check out all of the great stamp sets AI has to offer!  There is also plenty of time to make a card for the Think INK challenge.  Details can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

EIC66-Marmar's Shop and a Hooga Booga Hug!

Welcome to another Etsy Inspired Challenge.  This week's shop-Marmar's,  is full of wonderful charms for your inspiration.  This week our sponsor is The Character Cafe'.  They have some wonderful digi images so make sure to go check them out.  I drew my inspiration from the Sagittarian charm above.  I love it, because I am a Sagittarius!  It also made me think of the MFT set, Hooga Booga.  That set is so stinkin' cute!

I used the sketch and challenge over at Limelight for this card.  My circle base is 5x5.  I used a strip of paper from Sasafrass Lass Sunshine lollipop collection in the middle.  I added crystal effects and glitter to all of the dots on the DP.  I colored my Hooga Booga gal with Prisma Pencils.  I added crystal effects and glitter to the heart she is holding.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  The chocolate Satin ribbon is from my stash.  I doodled a border around the perimeter and added some bling.

If you participate in this challenge, make sure to use keyword EIC66 when uploading to online galleries. Please link your card to the EIC blog HERE.   A random winner will be chosen next Friday from the entries.  The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from The Character Cafe and a super cute mother/daughter bunny necklace set from Marmar's shop!

I hope you join us this week.  Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday 12/11/09

Hello!  Happy Friends with Flair Friday!  To check out all of the wonderful Unity goodies go HERE for the blog roll.  I made today's card with the {ippity} set, Because of You.  My base is kraft cardstock.  I stamped the mushrooms on vanilla and then cut them out.  I used a scrap of green to create my grass.  I found this cute mushroom ribbon at Michael's this past summer in the $ bin.  It was really refreshing to make a summery kind of card.  The weather here is COLD and WINDY.
You can buy {ippity} stamps from me HERE.  Check out all of the great sets and great prices!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Hello!  Today the What To Use challenge over on SCS, is to use Christmas Caroling as inspiration for a card.  I have been anxious to use my new goodies from Elle's Studio.  If you haven't checked out this cute little on line paper boutique, then please do!  Gorgeous product and GREAT customer service!
I added some bling, a snowflake brad and ribbon from my stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Unto Us A Child Is Born....

Hello!  I made this card with the sketch over on SCS found HERE.  This image is from Digital Delights.  It was a freebie a few weeks back.  I colored it with Copics and Prisma pencils.  The ribbon is from American Crafts and the image is matted with Soft Suede.

I have a had a very hectic week so I am not going to do my blog candy until next week. I have had another sick kid this week who decided to have an asthma attack on Monday, right before older brother's 3rd grade music concert!  I am still collecting and buying some goodies for the prize!  I promise it will be worth waiting for!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Think INK Tuesday-CAS card

Hello! Today is Think INK Tuesday over at Artful INKables, and I have a challenge for you!  My challenge is to make a CAS (clean and simple) card.  A CAS card has many interpretations, but it should have limited layers and embellishments.  I used the new set, Love Ya Lots from AI.  I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic markers.  I doodled the border around the main image with a marker.  This stamp reminds me of a tattoo, so that was the look I was going for!  Here are the deets of the challenge:

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

* You have until Monday, December 21, 2009, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, December 22, 2009 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC09

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Artful INKables Love Ya Lots!

Hello!  Today I have a cute little box for you using the set Love Ya Lots from Artful INKables.  This set offers lots of possibilites for not only Valentine's Day, but wedding and anniversary cards, too.  This little box is a die cut that I got from a local SBS that has since gone out of business.  They used to have bins of different boxes in different colors.  I sooooo miss that little store.  I thought this little heart box was perfect with this set!  I stamped my heart image and sentiment in staz on ink.  I added some stickles but I just can't photograph stickles well!  I also added some bling to the black satin ribbon and the sentiment.

Make sure you go over to the AI blog to check out Donna, today's featured stamper!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I will have a HUGE blog candy announcement tomorrow!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

EIC65-So Stinkin' Sweet

Hello! Time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge!  This week's shop is So Stinkin' Sweet.  They have so many luscious bath and body products for your inspiration.  Perfect for last minute gifts!  I was inspired by the adorable candy cane soap below.

I used the Merry Kissmas set from {ippity}.  If you would like to purchase this adorable stamp set, click HERE.

This week the give away from So Stinkin' Sweet is THIS fabulous soap set.  Unity is our sponsor this week and they will be giving away an Eco Chic set.  To be eligible for the prizes, link your challenge card on the EIC blog HERE.  One random winner will be chosen next Friday!  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge!

Make sure you check out our new guest designer, Kelly Marie!  Her creations are AMAZING!  We are so happy to have her join us this month! Welcome, Kelly Marie!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 4, 2009

{ippity} tag for FWF Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone!   It is Friends With Flair over at Unity, so make sure you check out all of the Unity inspiration today!  I made this tag yesterday for the What To Use challenge over on SCS.  We were to make a tag.  I used one of the new {ippity} sets, Merry Kissmas.  This set is so fun and I love the primitive look of the stamps.  I paired it up with some MME Be Loved DP and kraft paper.
Make sure you check out all of my ippity sets HERE.  I also offer sampler packs of the MME DP.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter Fenceline

Hello!  I have  a CAS (Clean And Simple) card for you today. All products used for this card are from Paper Maniac.  Paper Maniac is having some AWESOME SALES right now so check them out!  I just love this Winter Fenceline stamp from Serendipity.  I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento.  I added some highlights to the snow and colored the fence with Copics.  I used a white gel pen to add snow to the fence.  I punched a circle to create a mask for my moon and sponged Summer Sky and Paris Dusk Memento inks for my sky.  The image is matted with Elan Meltallics paper that is absolutely out of this world beautiful!  You MUST try it!   I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar white for my base and the image panel. That's it! A very quick and easy holiday card for all of you Christmas card procrastinators out there! LOL!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snow Friends

Hi!  Today I made a card with a Whimsie Doodle image and the sketch on SCS found HERE.  I did a lot of sponging with distress ink to age the paper.  The image is colored with both copics and prisma pencils.  I added a punched star and button bow to to balance out the mustard-yellow.  Thanks for stopping by today. 

Stay tuned because next week I will have some FABULOUS blog candy to give away.  I kind of missed my one year blogiversary, so I will do a blog candy give away on my birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Love always

Hello! I made this card for the SCS color challenge, to use vanilla, suede and black on our card.  I used some ippity stamps from the set Because of You.  I think I will save this one for hubby for our anniversary in January.
You can purchase this set from me!  Click HERE to see all of the {ippity} products I offer!

Happy December!  Thanks for stopping by!