Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Victoria Case Sneak Peek

Ok, so it isn't really a peek.. it is the whole card, I couldn't help it.. I LOVE HER!!!! You see, my other passion is cooking. I have a dream of being a personal chef one day... when we leave Alaska. So this lil darling holds a special place in my heart. Thanks, Vic... she's fabulous!!!

It doesn't show too well in these photos, but her hat and her bowl are popped out on pop dots. The card has some dimension to it.

(click to enlarge photo)

Today is a busy day! We are getting ready for National Scrapbook Day at the store and have a lot of new stuff to put out. I have make and takes to prepare and some signs to make. I'm just glad my lil one is feeling better finally. She's back to her sassy lil self. I have a list of challenges to complete that is a mile long.. it seems. But I love doing them. Sometimes I get 'stuck' and can always find a challenge of some sort to boost my creativity. And plus.. ya can win stuff. :)

Any plans for the weekend? Anyone participating in National Scrapbook Day?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Coming Soon to Modern Sugar Blvd.

This has to be one of my favorite new images that will be arriving soon at Modern Sugar Blvd. She was a lot of fun to color. The patterned paper is from Chatterbox. She is colored with copic markers and I added a lil bling. :)

Digital Image: Modern Sugar Blvd.
Stamps: SU Sentiment
Paper: GP White, American Crafts green, Chatterbox patterned paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Nestabilities, flower punch, oval punch

Funky Fairys Challenge #14 Sketch

This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge. My paper is a download from Funky Fairys Papercrafts and it called Gorjuss Ginghams... isn't it pretty?! I think it went well with this Faerie form Faerie Song. This card reminds me of our wedding... Daisies and Blue Gingham! I added some sparkle with Shimmerz to her wings, and Stickles to the daisy centers.

Stamps: Faerie Song; SU sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Bashful Blue, SU Barely Banana
Digital download paper: Funky Fairys Gorjuss Ginghams
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prima Flowers, Dew Drops, Oval Punches, Stickles, Shimmerz

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps is having a sale!!!

Dog Gone Stamps is having a sale!

I have posted her before, but she is one of my favorite Dog Gone Stamps images. And she is so much fun to color!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Whimsy Stamps Challenge #2: Monochromatic

This is Challenge #2 for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog. The theme this week is monochromatic. Our definition of monochromatic for this challenge is one neutral paired with one other color. You may use as many different shades of that one color, but you may only use one color and one neutral. You also, of course, need to include a Whimsy Stamps image in your project.

I hope you will play along. There are prizes involved!!! *grin* Check out the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pig, Sentiment Inky Antics
Paper: GP White, American crafts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, silver cord, oval punch, 1/16 punch, MS border punch

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd. - Vacuum Gal

She was fun to do. I added some flock to her slippers... I mean, who hasn't at one time owned a pair of fuzzy slippers???

I also added some shimmerz to the vacuum. The flowers are from Close to My Heart and the pearls are from Kaisercraft. The ribbon is some I picked up at Michaels a few months ago. The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps, I thought it was appropriate, and it is my motto! *grin*

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps Blog Walk

I'm so glad you have joined us for our Dog *blog* Walk. You should have arrived here from Lorie's blog. If you didn't, you sure don't want to miss any of the fun.. you can start from Lauri's blog.

I just love this Fisherman. He so reminds me of half the population here on the island... crusty ol' fishermen. *grin* So here he is... Grunden rainwear and XtraTuff boots. I also used Fish Jumping.

Now to continue on the Dog Gone Stamps Blog Walk head over to Cathy's blog and check our her project. Be sure to leave lots of love while you're walkin' along.

Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps Fisherman, Fish jumping, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: GP White, Bazzil Smoothie black, Bazzil Smoothie orange
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Nestabilities Curved Rectanges, SU paper pieces punch, dew drops, kaisercraft black pearls

Friday, April 24, 2009

I can finally share all of her...

My project today features the new digistamps from Modern Sugar Blvd. Party Gal will be released today. She's fun! I paper pieced her dress by printing her out in the mirror image on the back of my patterned paper.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Faerie Song

There was a sketch challenge on the Faerie Song group on Paper Craft Planet. Here is my entry.

Stamps: Faerie Song; Unity Stamp Co Quote
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU white
Paper: GP White, Bazzil Smoothie Black, Bazzil Smoothie Purple
Accessories: Copic Markers, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, MS border punch, SU word window punch, Nestabilities Pinking circles

Victoria Case "BLING IT ON" on Card Universe

If you haven't joined SNR Card Universe yet, you should. We had a fabulous evening tonight and there are 2 challenges on Victoria's group.

It's all about the bling... and prizes too!!!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Holy blog candy, batman!!!

Debbie, from Passion for Crafts is offering up the blog candy to beat all blog candy!!! An no, your eyes aren't deceiving you... NESTIES AND COPICS AND BASIC GREY...

Go leave Debbie some love!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New digistamps from Victoria Case

Tomorrow! (April 22nd) Victoria is releasing some fabulous new digistamps! I've seen some sneak peeks and they are so stinking cute! And under $2, too. Check out DT member Ria's blog for some great peeks!!!

Modern Sugar Blvd.

Hop on over to the Modern Sugar Blvd. blog and take a look at the challenge that Candie has up. And it is some seriously Sugarlicious candy!!!!! Look at all that Sugary goodness!!! And no calories, either. *wink*

Tomorrow is another Modern Sugar Blvd. release. Check out these Sugars' blogs for some sweet peeks.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd. - GRAND OPENING TODAY!!

Today is the grand opening of Modern Sugar Blvd. All week long the design team will be giving revealing peeks at the new digistamps from MSB.

To see what is new today you can visit...


Here is my sneak peek for you.

I really wish I could show you more... but that would take the fun out of it. You'll have to keep checking back this week to see when my reveal date is!!! *giggle*

I gave you a little sneak peek the other day, too. Let me say... you will just loves these images.

Stylish... Classy... Unique

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Toodles & Binks... blog candy giveaway

I have a few of their stamps and they are fabulous! Go check out their blog candy, and although it isn't stated what it will be, I bet it will be great!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Charisma Cardz - Little Black Dress Challenge

This week on Charisma Cardz the challenge theme was "Little Black Dress". *giggle* This most definitely is a LITTLE black dress. She is a digistamps from Victoria Case. It doesn't show up well, but she has a lil 'sparkle' to her outfit and eyes.

Digistamp: Victoria Case
Stamp: My Favorite Things sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black
Ink: Memento Ladybug red
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft Rhinestone, Michael's ribbon


Ok, I figured out the flower using the scallop circle nestability. YAY ME!! I was determined to get it. My folds aren't perfect, but it works for me. Just need a lil more practice. I think I'll do a tutorial for this one. What do you think?

Anyway, this is another Faerie Song image. And my new MS Embossing Border Punch. :)

Faerie Song Stamps

These stamps are so lovely. I ordered 2 plates of Faerie stamps. It was such a great deal. The images are all so different and totally darling!

Stamps: Faerie Song Stamps, Studio G Sentiment
Paper: GP White, Bazzill Smoothie, American Crafts Metropolitan
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Nestabilities, Ranger Opaque White pen

Some Yummy Blog Candy!

Bev is celebrating her blogoversary and has a wonderful giveaway! Also check out her blog while you are there, it is pretty wonderful, too. Her cards are fantastic.

*does the happy dance*

I was asked by Ria at the Funky Fairys Challenge blog, to be part of their challenge Design team. I am so honored.

So now y'all have to play along!!! :)

UGH!!!! Don't ya hate it when.....

I was blurfing around the other night and came across these beautiful flowers made with the Nestabilites Scallop Circle and it was kinda accordion folded. They were amazing 3D flowers. And do you think I can remember where I saw them? I swear I bookmarked them, but I CAN'T FIND THEM and it is driving me bonkers.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? There may be a goodie involved if someone helps me find them. *grin*

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge

This is on that I'm working on tonight and I thought I'd encourage you to play along as well. The DT Inspiration can be seen on the Funky Fairys Challenge Blog.

For this week, they have a recipe for you to follow!!

You must use:

One image
Two papers
Three embellishments

As always, to be eligible to win a prize of a Funky Fairys download paper kit,
you must use at least one Funky Fairys product on your work,
and not combine challenges.
Check out the Inspiration Blog for some free downloads.

The free downloads are FABULOUS!!!! I have had so much fun with the papers. Be sure to check out the kits on Funky Fairys Papercrafts, too.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Whimsy Stamp - Lamb

My dear friend, Steph, should have had her baby by the time this posts. I can't wait to meet the lil man! She is a week overdue and I know is ready to meet her son... and his big sisters are anxious to see him too.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lamb, SU sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, SU Bashful Blue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft pearls, MS border punch, Nestabilities Labels 4

Sneak Peek!! Modern Sugar Blvd...

Here is a TINY peek. *giggle* Cruel, I know, but you will love it when the store opens on April 20th!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm gonna be a busy girl!

I just found out that I made the design team for Modern Sugar Blvd! I'm stoked. And I will be working with a fabulous group of talented artists. I'm so wowed to be part of this group. Thanks for the opportunity, Candie! It is so exciting.

In the morning I will give a tiny peek of what you can expect from Modern Sugar Blvd. The store will be opening April 2oth. I can't wait to see all that Candie has in store for us. Check out the MSB blog for the freebie that Candie had posted. I would love to see what you come up with using her.

On another note, if you could keep me in your thoughts, I would appreciate it. I had a tummy tuck in October and it seems I have developed a hernia in the upper part of my belly. I have to go in for a CT scan to make sure. Thanks a bunch!

I was traveling today so I don't have any cards to share, although, I did get to shop in 'the real world'. I went to our sister store... The Craft Garden in Wasilla and picked up some fabulous paper from Adorn It! I can't wait to use it. Then I went to the Stamp Attic in Anchorage and got some new Prima flowers and a Memento black ink pad... full size. I have been using my lil Memento Dew Drop and love them. Then I got to browse the aisles at Michaels and got some more flowers and some super cute Studio G fairy stamps. I even bought some tank tops at Old Navy. So other than having to fly in rough weather and on a super small plane, it was an ok day. The weather in Anchorage was nice... almost 50 degrees and no rain or snow. It is blowing/snowing/raining here on the island... mostly blowing and raining.

I am gearing up for National Scrapbook Day at the store. It should be a great time!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Whimsy Stamps Monday Challenge

This is the first challenge for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog. This weeks challenge was Occasion Celebrations. I chose the Whimsy Walrus. Isn't he cute? And I made a birthday card. He is colored with copic markers and I chalked the clouds around him. I also used the cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder. The patterned paper is a download from Funky Fairys Papercrafts. I added a few dew drops, too.

I hope that you will join us and play along.... did I mention a chance to win a lil something, too?????

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Squigglefly's "One a Day in May"

Squigglefly will be offering One a Day in May! Throughout the entire month of May, they are having an absolute blow out digital stamp fest! Every day in the month of May, they are going to release a new digital stamp. For a limited time, from now until April 30th, you can pre-order all 31 digital stamps for just $30. That's less than .99 cents an image! Head on over to and click the "One-a-Day in May" banner for details and ordering information.

My Cute Stamps

Whooo hoooo!!! Creating Cupcakes is giving away the Jelly Bean set from My Cute Stamps. My favorite set from them is the
Matryoshka Dolls. Kodiak has a deep Russian heritage, and I love these dolls. My Aunt use to send me one whenever she traveled to Russia. We have a museum here on the island that has them for sale... all sorts and sizes. They are amazing!

So go visit My Cute Stamps and then head over to Creating Cupcakes and let them know your favorite set. Good Luck!!!

My Cute Stamps is also looking for design team members. There is a link on their homepage.

Faerie Song

Isn't she sweet? I just love these images. I have also been using my Nestabilities lots! They sure make my layering much easier.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - FOLDS

This week's challenge was folds. I made a Spring Card. I did a tutorial for it about a year ago. You can find it HERE. This image is Berry Fairy from Victoria Case. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and the solid is from American Craft. The flowers are from CTMH.

Digital Image: Victoria Case
Paper: Basic Grey, GP White, American Crafts
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust pen, CTMH Flowers, Amuse Pearls

Totally Paper Crafts

TPC is trying to compile the largest list of papercrafting blogs/shops/forums. Add your favorites and be entered in some fabulous blog candy from Ria!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Blessings to you all!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New digistamps from Victoria Case

Victoria just released a new set of digistamps. I don't think I could pick a favorite. I am loving her pin up style girls, but the barnyard animals are quite darling. Here is one I made last night.

And here is Nurse Betty (that is what we call her) I thought this would make a good gift bag for a guy who wasn't feeling well. *giggle*

Last night we had Carlie's birthday party at the Craft Garden and it was a total blast. The girls made mini albums, ate pizza & cakeballs, and giggled uncontrollably. It was awesome! Today I'm working on some DT projects and watching the "no accumulation" of snow (says Wunderground) end up being about 6" so far... and it is coming down hard. I am suppose to work today at the store. I better get out there and start shoveling. *sigh* I'm ready for our other season... NOT QUITE WINTER. LOL Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and a very Happy Easter.

This is our backyard at the moment. (Taken today) and yes, that is a 4 foot fence. My dogs walk out over the fence. Crazy, huh?!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Digital Tuesday DT Call

Digital Tuesday Challenge is looking for DT members. The call information can be found HERE.

I'm a huge fan of digistamps. For me, I love the instant gratification, being able to manipulate them to the size I want, and they are fun to use. I hate waiting on shipping to Alaska. And with our weather lately not to mention the volcano, mail hasn't been the most reliable.

I made the top 20

Remember the DT call for Modern Sugar Blvd. that I posted about, thinking I had missed the deadline???? Well, I made it to the top 20. I have 2 images to create with for the 'final call'. I will be able to share a small sneeky peeky with ya. Trust me, they are super cute!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Some Whimsy News to share...

I am so excited to announce that I made the Whimsy Challenges Design Team. HOW COOL IS THAT????? I get to design with a great group of stampers and with some of my favorite images. I *heart* Whimsy Stamps. LOL Joining me on the team is...
Crystal Boling
Boni Boutelle-Jones
Enfys Cashmore
Jacilynn Cox
Debbie Eastman
Lisa Foust
Alexandra Hobson
Cheri Howard
Stef Hughes
♥ ♥ Check out their blogs and leave them some love! ♥ ♥

The first challenge will be on Monday, April 13th, be sure to check out the Challenge blog for details.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Monkeys and Monsters, oh my!

I had a bunch of images that I had colored over the weekend that needed to be made into cards. I did another card for the Challenge on the Squigglefly yahoo group. The theme was red/black/white. I love this monkey (or is he a gorilla?) The card is simple again, but he was fun to color.

This one is Monster Bedtime, a rubber stamp from Victoria Case. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! - Sage Advice. I think the sparkly purple slippers are fabulous! *grin* Victoria has new digistamps to be released on April 10th.

I also did the Pollycraft Monday Challenge. The challenge was to use one of the Pollycraft downloads.

And I need to do a birthday card for my oldest. She's 11 tomorrow. I can't believe she is 11 already!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge

I have been really trying to improve my layouts and cards by doing more challenges. I know that means more posts for y'all to read, and I'm sorry. :) This is for this week's Cupcake Craft challenge.

Modern Sugar Blvd.


They had a DT call, but I missed the deadline. I did play along anyway, though. Their image was too cute not to use. I made a gift card holder using her. I paper pieced her dress and her scarf. I put crystal effects on her boots to give them that patent leather look.

Squigglefly Challenge

The Squigglefly Yahoo Group posted this challenge... Red - Black - White. I used Anime Girl. It is a simple and clean layout. I really wanted to try to focus on the image.

Digital Image: Squigglefly Anime Girl
Stamps: MFT Sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, American Crafts Red
Accessories: Copic Markers, Oval Punches, Silver Cord, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Sakura Stardust Pen, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

I did another card with the same colors using the Ballerina image from Squigglefly. Ok, so she's kinda a lil goth ballerina, but she's still cute!!!

Digital Image: Squigglefly Anime Girl
Stamps: MFT Sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, American Crafts Red
Accessories: Copic Markers, Silver Cord

Truly Scrumptious Challenge... kinda

Ok, so I didn't use flowers, but I loved the sketch. This is the Whimsy Moose. The paper is a digi from Funky Fairys Papercrafts. You can find the TS challenge HERE.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Moose, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, Patterned paper is a digi download from Funky Fairys Papercrafts
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Oval Punches, Grosgrain ribbon

Stamp Something Easter Challenge - Bunni

Ok, this one made me laugh. I had an idea and just went with it. This is an Easter Gift Bag for Hubby. Think he'll like it???? *giggle* I added Flock to her Bunni Ears and Tail. Bunni (yes with an "I") is a digistamp from Victoria Case.

Here is a close up of Bunni. To see the flock, hopefully it shows up.

Digital Image: Victoria Case
Stamp: My Favorite Things sentiment
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, SU Lavender Lace, Misc. patterned paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Pop up Dot, White Flock, Quickie Glue Pen, ID Tag Punch, Misc. Ribbon, white gift bag.

Lots going on this weekend!

First off there is the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop. (loads of great inspiration there!!!) See post below.

Toodles & Binks has a new blog... check it out HERE. I have some of their stamps and they are great. Cute images and nice rubbah! :)

There is a new sketch on the Dog Gone Stamps group on PaperCraft Planet. DGS also has some new stamps that were just released.

Victoria Case also has a few sketch challenges. One on PCP and one on SNR! I would love to see what you come up with using them!

If you enjoy Victoria Case or Squigglefly they both have new groups on YahooGroups.


I'm so glad you joined us in this Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop. I really hope you have enjoyed all of the Design Team blogs. The DT Girls are definitely inspriational! My card is made using the Whimsy Owl. Our "theme" was punches. I used the Bigz Top Note die. I also got to break out my new long rectangle nestabilities. I just got my first nesties, and boy, are they fun!! I colored him with copic markers. The green paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug leaf folder. The paper is from American Crafts. And to finish it off... some velvet ric-rac and pearls. The sentiment is from Gina K.

To complete the blog hop and enter the fabulous blog candy giveaway, you need to head back to Denise's blog. Thanks for Hoppin' with Whimsy Stamps!!

In other news, Whimsy Stamps has created a Whimsy Stamps Challenges blog where you will find by-weekly crafting challenges using Whimsy Stamps!  All are welcome to join in the fun, but Whimsy Stamps images must be used to qualify for any prize giveaways!  For more information and to sign up to follow our new Challenges Blog, visit us HERE.  The first Challenge will be on Monday, April 13th.

Friday, April 03, 2009

More from last night...

I was on a creative roll last night. Sometimes ya just get in that 'space' and it is hard to stop. The first two cards are digistamps from Victoria Case.

Digistamp: Victoria Case Fishing
Paper: GP White, Misc. Patterned paper, SU Basic Black, SU Bashful Blue
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Digistamp: Victoria Case Pawprings
Stamps: SU Family Phrases
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, SU Rose Red
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU word window punch

This next one is a Squigglefly image. (Anime Girl) She is so versatile!

Digistamp: Squigglefly Anime Girl
Stamp: SU Family Phrases
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly
Paper: GP White, SU Basic Black, SU Perfect Plum
Accessories: Copic Markers, Ranger Opaque White pen, MS Border Punch, Sakura Stardust Pen

**** Join me on Sunday, April 5th for a Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop. You will need to start at Denise's blog HERE. ****