Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The DigiShack - Wednesday Challenge

It's time for another Wednesday Challenge over at The DigiShack!  
This week's challenge is a fab sketch!!!  I had a blast with this one.

This is one of my all-time favorite images from the DigiShack!  I {heart} Chickens n Roosters!!!  The sentiment is from Stamps of Life.  The paper is from the Peachy Keen Collection from Kaisercraft!  Isn't it yummy????

I really hope you will give this sketch a whirl! 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Practical Scrappers & The Stamping Boutique

I'm really trying hard.  I haven't scrapped in years.  And I have to admit... I'M TOTALLY LOVIN' IT!!!!  This is for Practical Scrappers this week... the challenge RUB-ONS!  This paper and rubons are from Kaisercraft. I think this is my second layout using this same paper, but I just love it.  

I used the Circus Carousel image from the Circus Collection from the Stamping Boutique.  I printed it out onto a transparency and colored with copic markers.  

I love these pictures of Carlie.  She was only 3 1/2 and Jeff and I had just started dating.  
Isn't she just the cutest lil thing???!!! 

Please play along at PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge #4 - Joint Blog Challenge

This is a special challenge this week.  It is a 'Joint Blog Challenge'.  
You will definitely want to check out all the Karen's Doodles Blogs.

Our Challenge this week is from an inspiration piece provided by the KD Netherlands DT.  

I decided to use Karen's FLOWER GIRL image.  The paper is some from my scrap box, so I'm not sure what brand it is.  The rhinestone flowers are from Kaisercraft.

I did make the paper with the grid on it.  It was an experiment with airbrush and some drywall tape (magic mesh).  It looks really cool in person. 

Don't forget to check out the other blogs for some amazing inspiration from some incredibly talented design team members.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Friday Challenge at I {heart} Copics on PCP

The challenge this week  is a sketch.  (I {heart} sketches)  *grin* 

The image I chose is from Bildmalarna... available at  
This image is Mimosa Butterfly.

How cute is she????  

I'm slowly catching up on my DT stuff and some challenges.  I took last week to go visit my sister in Portland, Oregon.  One of my dearest friends joined me and we had a blast.  It was so relaxing and rejuvenating.  I shopped, ate, visited, drove faster than 50mph, ate and shopped some more.  It has been a while since I got to spend time with my sister.  I also got to see cousins I haven't seen in quite a while too.

Well, I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's inspiration at I {HEART} COPICS on PCP.

♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stamping Boutique ENCHANTED BLOG HOP

I hope you are enjoying your travels around blogland, hopping from fabulous blog to fabulous blog.  If you hopped here from Melissa's, you are right on track.  If you would like to start from the beginning you can start HERE at Tracey's blog.  This hop will go until midnight and during the open Hop Hours, you can receive 40% off!!!  HOW FABULOUS IS THAT????  Tracey has been working hard and has just released the most fantastic images in her 

From here, your next stop on the hop is Maria's blog...
be ready for some gorgeous inspiration.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Love at First bite - Karen's Doodles Challenge #2

We are onto our next challenge on Karen's Doodles!!  This week is an Easter/Spring Theme.  I used a new Doodle from Karen called Love at First Bite!  It is kinda hard to think Spring when there are 60 mph winds and blowing snow outside.  No signs of spring here in Alaska yet. 

This paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety.  I colored the image with copic markers and added clouds and grass with chalk.  The button is from MM and the flower is Kaisercraft.  Oh yeah, I used the EK success border punch also.  

I my border punches...  and I my markers....  and I pretty papers!!!

Karen's Doodles Sale *woot woot*


If you love Karen's images, you won't want to miss this!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Karen's Doodles KIDS Challenge Blog

Karen's Doodles has set up a challenge blog for kids.  Today is the first challenge.  It was a recipe challenge from Callie.

1 Karen's Doodle
2 Patterned Papers
3 Buttons or Brads
and something BLACK
I used two of my favorite images from Karen.  Gods Lil' Angel & My Little Angel and merged them together, since Karen sends her digis as png's with a transparent background, this is really easy to do.  
The paper is from Kaisercraft - Gypsy Sisters Collection.  

And since this is a KIDS challenge.  Here is my "kid's" card.

So get those kiddos coloring and play along with us!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Paper Jewels Challenge #2

Challenge #2 at Paper Jewels is to choose a gorgeous piece of inspiration from 
This was my inspiration.  Isn't it gorgeous?!

 And here is my card.  This is Mimo-Roses from BildMalarna at Paper Jewels.

 The paper is from Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Verve Stamps.  I airbrushed the flower with B91 to match the blues in her pants and hat.  The rhinestone flower is from Kaisercraft.

I hope you will join the challenge, too.

Here's another one just for fun!  I was practicing using my airbrush.

I {heart} Copics Challenge - CHICKEN GIRL DESIGNS

Are ya ready for some fabulous news????  
And have some fantastic Easter images.  
You can see them here at I {HEART} PAPERS.

There is a great sketch this week at I {heart} Copics on PaperCraft Planet.  
I hope you will find the time to join in. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek - Upcoming Release

Here is a lil sneak peek of what's coming from Pixie Dust Studio.  
This is from the "In the Meadow" collection to be released March 18th.


....more to come.....

Pixie Dust Studio - Challenge Flowers & buttons

Thursdays are nutso for me as far as my DT obligations go.  So here goes....

This is my card for Pixie Dust Studio Challenge today which was buttons and flowers.  I just got this paper today.  It is called Shaken Not Stirred from Kaisercraft.   This was a cool challenge for me because my grandmother use to save buttons from everything.  I have an old tin full of buttons.  This black one came from her 'collection'. 

I hope you will find time to join us at

Shirleys 2 Girls Twisted Thursday - STRIPES!!!!

Did you love the new release last week of the new Alice in Wonderland Images? We hope that you enjoyed all of the eye candy that the DT posted for your viewing!

Well GUESS WHAT... you're in for a treat this week? We want to SHOUT from the rooftops! We hit the most players ever this week! 58!!! SO....since we are so ECSTATIC....we want to GIVE you ALL a FREE DIGI STAMP to play along with us this week.  From our newest release, we're giving you you're very own DIGI of the new CHESHIRE CAT! Use this crazy cat and play along with us this week in our
Twisted Thursday Challenge.

The Challenge this week is an optional sketch for you to use and our TWIST! The twist this week is to use STRIPES....and guess what the CHESHIRE CAT has STRIPES built in! Voila you are ready to play so no excuses not to play along with us this week! GO grab those COPICS and post your Fab Creation to Mr Linky below.

After you link your fab work, don't forget if you upload to a gallery please use the keywords or tags S2GSC46, S2G and Shirleys2girls. You'll have until Wednesday, March 17th to play along with us.

We'll select 2 lucky winners that play along this week to each win a free digi from our web store. You will also get a FAB icon to display proudly on your blog that you were a TT winner!

So here is your FREE DIGI and below is some eye Candy to get you going.

The Stamping Boutique - Sketch challenge

We had a really cool tag sketch this week for our challenge.

I chose to do a St. Patty's theme.  That is our wedding anniversary.  This year will be 8 years!  Check out the other St. Patrick's images at The Stamping Boutique.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday with The DigiShack

Yep, today is Watercolor Wednesday at The Shack!  I love this technique.  It was challenging at first trying to figure out how I was going to watercolor with digital stamps.  Here's what I did.  I printed them out on watercolor paper.  I heat set them really well.  I used my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color.  I just kinda stayed away from the lines so as to not smear the printer in (just in case).  I love how this turned out.

I hope you will join us.

Monday, March 08, 2010

RIP Fletcher

Fletcher was my parents beloved German Shepherd.  
Fletch crossed that rainbow bridge today.

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Karen's Doodles US Challenge #1!!!!

Karen's Doodles is breaking out in the world of challenge blogs.  Karen has challenge blogs for all over the world... Netherlands, Scandinavia, US, UK, and a Kid's Challenge blog as well.  
Our first challenge is a fabulous sketch!  

Here is the sketch....

For my card, I used the image A PRESENT FOR MOM.  
This yummy paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety.  
You can find it HERE at I {heart} Papers.

Colored with copic markers and cut out with nestabilities.  The flowers are from my stash and the sentiment is from Stamps of Life (Tiny and cute).  Please be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations and inspriation.  I also hope you will find the time to join in and play along with us!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Stamping Boutique & Practical Scrappers

The Stamping Boutique is the sponsor over at Practical Scrappers!  This week's challenge was to use a white pen.. yup, I can do that!!!  I love to do that!!!  Here is Ladybug Audrey all decked out in red.  I even used my airbrush system to do the sky and grass.  I'm slowly getting the hang of using that thing.  *grin*

The red and black paper are from SU.  My white pen of choice - Ranger Inkssentials.

So break out those white pens and have at it!!!!

THE DIGISHACK IS BACK!!!! Blog hop Challenge


If you are hopping along with DigiShack, and you arrived here from GEORGIA'S BLOG
then you are right on track.  If you want to start from the beginning, you can start HERE.

My Hop Challenge for you is a color challenge.
My inspiration came from the floral paper I used in my card.

Brown, BANANA YELLOW, and Rose.  To enter my challenge leave a link in the comments to your card.  You have until March 13th to enter.

So here is my card with one of the fabulous new DIGISHACK images!!!


And how YUMMY is that paper?!!!  It is Earth Love from Cosmo Cricket.  
I colored the Bananas and the buttons with my copics.  
Actually, I airbrushed the buttons and the sentiment.

Now to continue on your way, from here you will need to hop on over to Laurie's Blog.

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Challenge - Scrapbook Sketch

The Stamping Boutique has a new challenge on Thursdays.  The Thursday Challenges will feature the Scrapbook Team from Stamping Boutique.  Today's fantastic sketch coutesy of Bekcy Fleck over at Page Maps.


And here is my layout.  I used the Wedding AJ and Audrey.  The picture is actually one from my wedding!!!  LOL  The ONLY one to ever be scrapped.  

I {heart} Copics & Michelle Perkett

Michelle Perkett is our sponsor this week for I {heart} Copics on Paper Craft Planet.  So this is my card for Michelle's Challenge #19 and IHC #4  

Here is my card using Ballering Bunny!  
I airbrushed the background.  
 I hope you will join us on both challenges!

More news....

The DIGISHACK is BACK!!!  I hope you will join us tomorrow on SNR for Digi Day and then on Sunday stop by for the Digishack Spring Blog Hop!

I'M LATE I'M LATE I'M LATE - Shrileys 2 Girls New Release

I'm totally behind today.  I've had a lil one home sick and that has thrown off my 'me time' completely.  And on top of that sometimes traveling on and off a small island in Alaska isn't always the most reliable.  
Spent 4 hours in the airport waiting on a delayed flight... SO NOT FUN!!

Anyway, I'm late (how fitting, huh?!)!  
This is the new WHITE RABBIT image from Shirleys 2 Girls!

The fabulous digi paper is from S2G as well.  Isn't it vivid and wonderful?!  I love it!  I colored Mr. White Rabbit with Copic markers.  He is popped up on pop dots to add a lil dimension.  The flowers are from my stash and the rhinestones are from CTMH.  

Carlie will be posting her new release when she gets home from school.  You can check out her blog HERE.
Please join us in our challenges, too, on S2G!!


Monday, March 01, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - Down The Rabbit Hole

This is one of the coolest releases!  I love every single image. 
I decided to make a side step card for this release.

Here is the rest of the release...

Make sure you check out the rest of the Pixie's blogs (links in my sidebar)
for more incredible inspiration!!! 
You can also find some great designs from the Rabbit Hole collection on the 
Oh, Alice challenge BLOG!

Shirleys 2 Girls Sneak Peek

Yep, that's all I'm giving ya.  You'll have to stop back by and see the rest!!!!!!