Saturday, February 27, 2010


I was just tickled when this lil Patootie arrived in my inbox for me to play with for the blog hop!!!  HOW CUTE IS THIS???????  *the monkey, not the blonde*  Madeline couldn't wait to put the shirt on.  So here is my project using one of The Stamping Boutique Pocket Patooties.



If you arrived here from Angel's blog, you are right on track.  If you missed any of the other blogs and want to start from the beginning, you can start HERE AT JEN'S BLOG.  From here you'll wanna hop on over to TRACEY'S BLOG.

If you just have to have these lil cuties, you'll wanna know that The Stamping Boutique is having a 35% off sale now through Sunday at midnight, just use the code -bloghop- in the coupon section of your order!!

Here's the blog hop order (you may want to check out yesterday's hop, too)

Friday's Hop

Saturday's Hop 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shirleys 2 Girls - TWISTED THURSDAY


This week's inspiration will definitely leave you giggling.  Sorry, but our dogs weren't having anything to do with wearing a crown, so this is the top of my 5 year old's head.  


Happy Thursday!  I have lots to share today and will be adding more later on.  This first card is for the Pixie Dust Studio THINK BIRTHDAY Challenge.  The image is from the Paradise Collection.

My son was so excited I was coloring an image for a boy and not more "sparkly girl stuff".  I love this image.  I have been taking a couple classes on My Creative Classroom (Everything Copic & Coloring Craze) taught by Colleen Schaan.  I have learned so much.  I really tried to 'think' about my coloring on this one.  I used distress inks to sponge around the edge.  I had left the image inside the nestability.  I love that effect.  

I hope you will join in this challenge.  Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has done.  There is also a new release coming up on March 1st... and you are GONNA LOVE IT!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I {heart} Copics Design Team Call!!

The I {heart} Copics group on Paper Craft Planet is having a design team call.

-This call is open to all artists worldwide.
-The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 PM EST on Friday February 26th, 2010.
-We are looking to add six designers to our new team.  Offers will be notified by email on Saturday February 27th and must confirm acceptance no later than Sunday February 28th by noon EST.  A public announcement will be made on March 1st on the PCP group and on the i {heart} papers blog.

To apply
-Please email direct links to 3 cards or projects (either on your blog or online gallery).   At least one project should include a digital stamp.
- Please include information about current/previous design team experience, although previous experience is not required to apply. Be sure to include links to your personal
blog and any online galleries that you wish to share which contain your
original work.
- All applications should be sent to

Design Team Responsibilities:
- To participate in weekly challenges at i {heart} copics on Paper Craft Planet (will be a minimum of 4-6 projects per month)
- Comment on participants’ blogs and help select weekly winners.
- Must have an active personal papercrafting blog and be a member of PaperCraftPlanet and Splitcoast Stampers
-This is a 6 month commitment, which begins March 1st, 2010 and ends August 31st, 2010.

Design Team Benefits:
- storewide discount at i {heart} papers
- free digis and/or product from sponsors

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - PARADISE - NEW RELEASE

 I absolutely love love love this newest series from Pixie Dust Studio.

This image is the Flamingo from the Paradise Collection


There are 6 fantastic images in this collection.  I will have more cards to show you this afternoon.  I added some diamond glaze and then some microbeads mixed with pink glitter to the image.  The pink paper is from Adornit and the black and white paper is Kaisercraft.  The pearls are also Kaisercraft.
Be sure to check out the rest of the collection at

"I Love Digi" - New Challenge Blog

There is a new challenge blog - I LOVE DIGI CHALLENGE BLOG.  This week is their first challenge and it is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  The challenge this week - PINK!  I can do pink.  I love pink!  I chose one of the Fairy "Cynthia" from Stamping Boutique.  

Make sure you check out the challenge on 

Shirleys 2 Girls - Twisted Thursday

It is time for another Twisted Thursday with Shirleys2Girls!!!  
This week the challenge is shaker cards and the twist - CONFETTI!

I made this card using one of the new digis from S2G.  This is the PARTY FAVORS.

The patterned paper is PARTY digi paper from S2G as well.  You can find it HERE.

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's designs!



Sunday, February 14, 2010


An Exciting day for Karen's Doodles.  Today is the day that 4 challenge blogs go live.. no challenges yet, but there is a 

You can find more information HERE!!
This is new territory in the blog/challenge world.  Karen has a great vision and direction for these blogs.  You will notice there are 'region' specific blogs.

KD KIDS - Coming soon

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Card Patterns Challenge #51

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the Card Patterns Challenge this week.

This is one of my favorite Audrey images.  Ok ok, I really like them all, but she is in the top 5 *grin*!!  I'm not sure who the patterned paper is by, it was a small scrap in my scrap box.  And I love this glitter paper - so fun!  She is colored with copic markers.  I got to use my new heart nestabilities to cut her out.  

I am really looking forward to Valentine's this year.  My husband bought tickets for us to go to a candle-light dinner at the restaurant here on base.  Should be a really nice evening out.  Ya know, adult conversation without interruptions!!!  whoo hoooo!!!!  One year we tried a candle light dinner at home... funny story... the smoke detector is right above the dining room table and the candles set it off.  So much for that romantic evening.  LOL

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sassy Cheryl - A Sassy Happy Birthday & a Butterfly!!!

She makes me giggle!  There are some of the cutest and sassiest images over on Cheryl's site!  
I have a few others I am working on.

I colored her and then added some clouds with my airbrush system.  You can barely see them, but IRL they look pretty cool.  *grin*  This paper is from Basic Grey - Sugar Rush.  It has such fun papers in this set!

Here is another one.  I'm really having fun coloring these.  I've been using my airbrush too.
 This one is the Butterfly Chase image.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


We say it's their BIRTHDAY!!!

S2G DT wants to PART-EE!!!
so we're throwing a  BIG Birthday Bash Blog Hop!
February 11th – February 17th

Guess who's turning '1' this month?
You got it S2G is turning "1"...and all they want to do is get Silly, Blow horns, Eat cake,
Throw some confetti, Give away stuff, and sing!  Wanna come along?   It starts Feb.11th!
(Pssst!   You know what else...they’ve updated their website just in time for the BIRTHDAY
BASH so once you’re done hopping,  head on over to the site and check it out!)

Join the S2G Design Team for a 'SCRUMPTIOUS' Birthday Bash Blog Hop.
We'll show you lots of “SWEET” new digital stamps...all with a birthday theme.

LET'S TALK PRESENTS!    The 'GIRLS" are gonna be giving away a BUNCH of GOODIES...(stamps, some of the Birthday DIGIS,  ribbons, embellishments, & birthday stuff)!
WHY?  Because it's their BIRTHDAY!  
We thought we'd STIR things up a bit!  ALL of the DT members have "a word hiding in their Blog Hop POSTS...the words will describe 'things' or 'ingredients' that you need to make a UBER DELICIOUS Birthday Cake!   
Be the first to COLLECT ALL "14" words & YOU will be showered by S2G...

This is your 9th stop on the hop. If you arrived here from Lisa's blog, you are on the right track.  Ic you would like to start from the beginning, you can start HERE on the S2G Challenge blog.  We don’t want you to miss anything so below is the list of blogs in case you get lost and need to come back here to start again.

**Don’t forget to play along with us this week for our Twisted Thursday Challenge. There is not a sketch but the TWIST is to Tell us your favorite thing about birthdays and post your card to Mr Linky!**
We’ll select 2 winners via and you will get your choice of a digital stamp from our website.
February 11th is also my sweet husband's birthday.  I love birthdays - especially when it isn't me turning another year older... hehe..  But really, I love baking and decorating cupcakes for birthdays.  Here is his birthday card I made using the PARTY ANIMALS and the fantabulous digi designer paper from S2G.  Yep, he's the big 31 this year.  *grin*  I colored the main image with my copics and then layered it over an image that I had airbrushed.  I am really liking the way it turned out.  I hope he likes it.  
So many birthdays today - what a virtual sugar rush!!!!

To continue hopping along, please head on over to Anne's fantastic blog.

Here's the blog order... just in case...
Jana <--- you are here

The Stampin Boutique Challenge SSC6

We have a fantastic sketch for you again this week.  
(I love sketches)

This is AJ with a Heart Banner  I colored him with my copic markers.  I'm trying to find the right combination for 'denim'.  I used B91, B93, B95, B97 this time and I'm pretty pleased with the results.  On the red background I used one of my new 'Romance' cuttlebug folders.  It looks like the sweethearts candies.  I love it!!  The sentiment is from Stamps of Life.

Please join us!!


Pixie Dust Studio - a sweet color challenge

Lisa challenged us this week with a color challenge - RED - WHITE - PINK - BLACK.  One of my all time favorite combinations.... Valentine's or not. 

I'd like you to meet WINK.  Isn't he charming?

I used Label 7 nestabilities and the background is a new embossing folder from the 'Romance' collection from HSN.   I hope you will join this challenge!  

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Karen's Doodles - They just make you go awwwwwww

This is the Sweet Fairy Princess.  I made this as a stand up card.  My youngest daughter just loved it.  It kinda looks like Maddie.  It was just a fun image to color, too.

This one makes my heart melt!  

 And here is Nutsy.  This image comes in a set!!!  He has lots of acorn 'options'.  *grin*  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.  It just seemed to fit with this image perfectly. 

You can find all these images (and tons more) at

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #16

Two of my favorite colors... blues and greens... is the challenge this week on Michelle's Challenge blog.  

I used one of Michelle's newer images - PEARL.  

Pearl is colored with copic markers.  I added some sparkle with a stardust pen.  The flowers are from Prima and sparyed with Glimmer Mist.  I hope you will join us this week.  The prize this week is a $10 shopping spree from Michelle's Etsy Store.  WHOO HOOOO!!!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

KLM Designs - Sick Bear & a Penguin Birthday

 I had so much fun making cards today.  I had a bunch of images I have had colored and then, well, life got in the way a little.  I'm still struggling to sit at the computer for extended periods of time, but I did have a blast making these today. 
 Lil Sick Bear is from the KLM Designs February Release.  I think he's just darling.  The background is embossed with Quickutz folder and the sentiment is from Verve Stamps.  I added a few lil pearls from Kaisercraft.  I love their embellishments.  Oh and I used my deckle edge nesties and the circle and scallop circle, too.

Close your eyes and make a wish!!!  Isn't this the cutest lil penguin?!  I layered him with some pink glitter paper and then embossed the black layer with Quickutz Retro Diamonds.  The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The base layer is a gorgeous pearlized paper.  I kinda captured the shimmer in this photo.


Thursday, February 04, 2010



I just wub their whittle faces!!!  *giggle*

This is one of the newest collections from Pixie Dust Studio

Colored with Copics.  The paper is from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection.  The flower is from Petaloo and has a Prima Center. The smaller rhinestones are Kaisercraft.  The solid cardstock is American Crafts.  The sentiment is from STAMPS OF LIFE.  




Yeppers, S2G is celebrating all month long with a Birthday Bash... Here is my invitation to you to join the fun.  Our Twisted Thursday's Twist is BIRTHDAY - CELEBRATION - PARTY.  I hope you will play along!

This is the PARTY GUEST image and some fabulous Birthday Celebration DigiPapers from Shirleys2Girls!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - the Stamping Boutique

Sweet Sketch Wednesday is sponsored this week by The Stamping Boutique.  What a fun sketch!!!
This is Audrey the Chef from The Stamping Boutique. 

Jump on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and join in!


Stamps:  Audrey The Chef, Sentiment (Unity)
Paper: American Crafts
Accessories:  Petaloo Flowers, Prima Center, Fiskars Border punch

Pixie Dust Studio I'M A PIXIE

Sorry I'm late posting this.  Battling some shoulder/neck pain that keeps me from coloring and cardmaking and away from the computer.

But I am so proud to announce...I'M A PIXIE DUST STUDIO PIXIE!!!  I'm so excited to work with the other Pixies and I just love the designs from Pixie Dust Studio!