Friday, February 27, 2009

Stamp Something challenge

This week's theme was stamp something WINTER. Now, that I can do. And my new stamps from Whimsy were the perfect choice!

Stamps: Whimsy Polar Bear, Walrus, Seal; SU Family Phrases
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: SU bashful blue, GP White; SU brushed silver
Accessories: Copic Markers, MS snowflake punch, Amuse rhinestones, SU circle punch; SU chalk, SU cloud stencil

Monday, February 23, 2009

I was crafty today!!!

There is a new challenge blog... Truly Scrumptious ... Be sure to check them out. Here is my card. :) Just having a lil fun tonight.

Image: Victoria Case Art Designs
Sentiment: Karen Foster Snap Stamps

Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: GP white, SU solid cardstock

Accessories: Copic markers, misc. brads, Walmart Snowflakes, Amuse creative candy pearls

My humor is a lil 'off' tonight. Here is another Dog Gone Stamps Fisherman card. I *heart* this guy!!!

Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps - fisherman; Stampin' Bella sentiment

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black

Paper: GP White, American Crafts Solid cardstock

Accessories: Copic markers, Misc. brads, word window punch

And this one is for the Welcome Challenge on Victoria Case's group on PCP. It was to be a 'non card' creation. The bunny is one of her new digistamps that were just released.

Image: Victoria Case Easter Bunny
Sentiment: My Favorite Things
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: GP White, SU Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Copic Markers, Lil Davis Glitter Glaze, SU ribbon, SU oval punches

Whimsy Design Team Call

This is my entry for the Whimsy Stamps Design Team call. Denise has some wonderful images. This walrus is just too cute! I'm starting to step out of my comfort zone and submit more of my things for calls and publications. ACK! That's scary!

You can read more about this DT Call here on Denise's blog, or here on the Whimsy Group on PCP.

Stamps: Whimsy Walrus, Unity Stamps 'Kiss Me'
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: GP White Cardstock, SU basic black, brushed silver, pretty in pink, Basic Grey Euphoria
Accessories: Cuttlebug corner embellishment, CTMH flowers, SU rhinestones, Misc. lips brad, Copic markers, Sakura stardust pen, Ranger white opaque pen

Sunday, February 22, 2009

DGS Sketch Challenge 2/20 **Downtown Girl**

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:

And here is my card.

She is from the 1926 Series from DGS. I colored her with Copic Markers to match the American Crafts Metropolitan papers. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Please join us at Paper Craft Planet. The DGS Group has weekly sketch challenges and some other exciting things going on.

Stamps: DGS Downtown Girl; MFT Sentiment
Paper: GP White, American Crafts Metropolitan
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: SU Square punches, Copic Markers

So stinkin' excited!!! Great news!!!

I was chosen to be part of the Victoria Case Design Team as a challenge designer on PCP! I love it! What a great team to be part of. :) And I love VCAD! You can join the group here. We would love to have ya.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fabulous Girl

This started out as a 3D project, but I didn't like it and turned it into a card. I love this image from Victoria Case. Isn't she darling?

Image: Victoria Case - Flower Girl
Paper: SU red & White, American Craft Caramel, American Craft dark brown
Ink: Copic markers
Accessories: Rub on, bling

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How about a lil Dog Gone Blog Hopping

The DGS Design Team has some great blog candy giveaways! Check them out and leave them some love! My blog candy will start soon.

Also be sure to check out the Dog Gone Stamps group on Paper Craft Planet. We have challenges and are a fun group!

Dog Gone Stamps - 1926 Series (Twirl)

These new stamps from Dog Gone are so elegant. This is "Twirl". I paper pieced her skirt, added pearls to her blouse and layered her on Basic Grey Euphoria paper and SU paper. I colored her with Copics.

My birthday (40!) is coming up soon and I have a great blog candy giveaway in the works! I'll keep ya posted.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Just a simple lil card. The image is from Crafts 4 Eternity. He is colored with Copics. I made the sentiment with my Karen Foster Snap Stamps.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feeling Lucky?

Another great one from Victoria Case. Colored with my new Copics and layered on SU papers. A lil bling with the stardust pen and some dew drops. Sentiment is computer generated.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps Sketch Challenge 2/13

This is for the sketch challenge on PCP.

Here is the sketch...

And here is my card...

So much fun! I even dusted off my cricut for the flourish in the corner. I didn't have flowers that matched so I colored them with my Copic Markers and then gave them a coat of Shimmerz.

Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps Butterfly
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: Chatterbox printed paper, SU solid cardstock
Accessories: CTMH flowers, Copic Markers, Shimmerz, Pearls, sewing machine

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blog Candy Sightings....

Mad 4 Creations has a great blog candy giveaway!

Crafty Emma is celebrating blog hits and her birthday!

Carlz is celebrating an anniversary!

Michelle at Cart Grotto is celebrating 100,000 blog hits!

♥ ♥

Dog Gone it!!! They did it again!!!

Dog Gone Stamps released new stamps today. They are quite special and have a great story behind them. The owner of DGS's mom did these quill pen drawings back in the 1920's. What an amazing tribute to an amazing artist!

I also got my new stamps in the mail today. Had to get them out and inked up right away. Here is the first card. He is SUSPICIOUS PUP. This card is for the Funky Fairys Challenge this week, too.

Happy Birthday!

Jeff turns 30 today!!! Here is his birthday card. It is a new image from Victoria Case. Isn't she charming??? *hubba hubba* Colored with my Copic Markers. Some bling and she's ready to go.

Happy 30th Birthday, Dear!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bombshell Valentine's Challenge BSSVC2009

Not your typical Valentine's Card, but I think very fitting for the image. *grin* This is from the Bombshell Stamps Pirate's Life set. At the Bombshell group on PCP they are doing a Valentine's Challenge.

Stamps: Bombshell Pirate's LIfe
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: GP White; SU Pink & Black
Accessories: Copic Markers - E37, E00, 0, RV10, RV02, R29, Y17; SU circle punch, Amuse Creative Candy Rhinestones, SU Gingham Red Ribbon, Embelishments from my stash.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge #23

Ashley at Heart Hugs hosts an Etsy Inspired Challenge every Saturday. (I'm catching up today). The Etsy Store this week was Scrap n Scribe.

Here is my inspiration piece...

And here is my card.

And he has some shimmer to him!

Stamps: Whimsy Frog, SU sentiment (out of the box at the moment, I'll have to find it)
Paper: SU. I made the polka dot paper on the computer because I didn't have any to match.
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: Copic Markers - B00,YG11,G17,YG06,G05,Y17; Shimmerz Key Lime; SU Crystal Effects

And for Lisa... here are my Unity Stamps on their new rack.

Monday Challenges...

My goal this week is to do as many challenges as I can. I will list, each day, the new challenges that are posted.

Today there are...
Mojo Monday - Sketch

PollyCraft Monday Challenge - Ribbon and Flowers.

House Mouse Challenge - Tall & Thin

Try a New Technique on SplitCoast Stampers - Cut it Out

PaperTake Weekly Challenge

Sunday, February 08, 2009

C4E Sunday Sketch Challenge #18

Here is my card for the Crafts 4 Eternity Sunday Sketch #8. The image is a digistamp from C4E. Colored with Copic markers. I added a lil sparkle to the bee's wings with the stardust pen. I also colored two bees and popped it off the page a lil bit. The sentiment is from StarvingArtistamps. I didn't have a flower that matched so I colored a white CTMH flower with my Copic Marker.

Stamps: StarvingArtistamps sentiment, Digistamp from Crafts 4 Eternity
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: SU, basic black & whisper white; Chatterbox Courtyard Blossoms
Other: Copic Markers - E21, YG11, V12, B00, E37, Y17; Sakura Stardust Pen; CTMH flowers: SU Brad; SU Word Window Punch, Marvy Scallop Punches

Another Blog Award... *smiles*

I received this from Michele at C4E. I feel pretty special to be included in the group with this award. THANKS, MICHELE!


I have a bunch of cards to upload today, just waiting for the sun to come up so I can get some good natural light.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps Challenge 2/6/09

Here is my Toad King for the DGS Challenge this week. Hop *giggle* on over to PaperCraft Planet and check out the group.

Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps - Toad King
Paper: SU
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, SU Button, Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Stardust pen

Thursday, February 05, 2009

New Dog Gone Stamps

Dog Gone has some amazing new Dog Stamps! I think Nikko Smile and Suspicions Pup are my favorites! I already ordered them and can't wait for them to get here.

Go check them out and then tell me which one(s) are your favorites...

Fab Blog Candy

Sarah at Sparkle Cards is giving away an awesome Blog Candy!!! Go leave her some love!

Another Blog Award

Michele from Crafts 4 Eternity, gave me this award! THANKS MICHELE! And be sure to check out Michele's blog. She's working on a special project and I just have a feeling it will be fabulous!

I'm so excited to get this award. I know I appreciate everyone who comes by and visits and comments on my blog.

I am passing this onto...


Another one from Victoria Case

*giggle* This one was fun. I feel the card is missing something still though.
What do you all think?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Blog Award

The Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week. I received this from Mandee.

Isn't this a nice way to show other bloggers how much you appreciate their work! So here's what you need to do now.

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs, which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
3. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award

My Nominees are...
Victoria Case
Tammy Jennings
Denise Lynn

Dog Gone Stamps - Zen Frog

ohhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Isn't he great? I colored him with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also added Shimmerz - Key Lime to make him glisten.

I have a few more cards to upload today. I'm hoping the snow slows down so I can make it into work today. There are a few challenges I am working on as well. Be sure to check out our DGS group on PCP. (LOL that sounds funny)

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #53

My very first cupcake!

Colored with copic markers. I added Shimmerz to the wrapper and the cherry. The frosting has glitter glaze on it to give it a more of a chunky look. The patterned paper is from American Crafts.

Monday, February 02, 2009

ISSTT1-29 Instyle Stamps Thankful Thursday Challenge

This is from the Promise Collection at PollyCraft Designs. Isn't she a cutie?!? This card was for the Thankful Thursday Challenge on the InStyle Stamps blog.

Colored with copics and prismacolor pencils/gamsol. I added a lil sparkle with the stardust pen. The papers are from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from a SU set called Just Celebrate.