Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shirleys2Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge

Spring has finally Sprung!

S2G DT is ready to 'spring' one on ya.
With S2G having so many different Digital Stamps
that have the theme of "SPRING"...what better way
to show off the collection than for each of us to
share one of our favorites with you!
Here is one of my favorite images...
Stamp:  Shirleys2Girls - Flower Hate
Paper:  Neenah, Basic Grey - Wisteria
Accessories:  copic markers, stardust pen, SU ribbon, Prima flowers, purple distress ink & dauber
Our Twist for this Twisted Challenge this week is...
FLOWERS.  That's right...simple & easy...
use any color, any sketch, any image, 
& then use a flower image, add a flower, anything

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Copic Marker Storage

Here are my babies in all their colorful glory!  I my copics!!!

The rack is from ARTIST SUPPLY SOURCE and was only $41.38 plus shipping. 

I have a pdf file of the Ciao colors that I punched out with a 1/4" hole punch.  If you would like a copy of the file, you can find it on the I {HEART} COPICS group on Paper Craft Planet.  Markers and refills are now available at I {heart} Papers.

Today my friend, LISA, sent me a link for a Copic Marker Tote by Lisa Hetrick.  I might have to try to come up with one to carry this holder in.  I transport my makers to and from work (at the scrapbook store) with me.  A tote like this would be very handy to have! 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio DT Call

Just a happy reminder that we are still taking applications for the Pixie DT call.
What will you get if you join the Pixies....
-You will get the complete Digital collections from each release. 
-A chance to work with super talented designers.
-Hang out with WINK
If this sounds like a lot of fun, then we want you!!!

Email your application to
Put Pixie DT in your email subject line,
Apply for the DT
Include this info...
• How long have you been doing Paper Crafts??
• Do you sell any paper craft products?? If so what, and do you have a link?
• What other, if any, Design Teams do you belong to??
• What are you looking for in a Digi Design Team??
• If you have a blog, website ,esty shoppe.. please attach links!
• Share 3 samples of your paper crafts that you have done in past.
• Contact info: Name and email!:)

Design Team basic requirements are...
-Two designs per release ( more if you want ). There are two releases a month one around the 1st and one around the 15th.
-DT members are expected to submit a project to the Pixie Challenge at least twice a month.:)
-DT members will share something on their blogs about Pixie Dust Studio at least once a week.
-On release days you will promote the newest collection and share your designs on your blog.
-Be a member of the PCP Pixie Group.
-The DT contract will be for three months. May-June-July
Please contact Kathy with any questions you may have. She is gathering apps until the deadline of April 28th and will send out invitations to the ALL new team members buy April 30th.The new team will be announced on May 1st!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Peas

Playing around with Pixie Dust Studio images...

And how perfect is this paper from Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety???!!!!  IT HAS PEAS ON IT!!!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink - Signature Greetings

Shirleys 2 Girls - Postcards from Paris

Just playing for fun today.

As I sit here coloring, I'm watching it snow... no rain... no snow... no rain... UGH!  Isn't it suppose to be spring?  Anyway, perfect excuse to sit and create all day.  This postcard image is a new one from S2G's Paris Collection.  I think it would be amazing to visit Paris someday... someday...

I sponged the card with distress inks.  The papers are from Kaisercraft - Devonshire Collection.  I made the flowers from the same paper.  There is also an old book page tucked in there too.

I {heart} Copics Challenge #10

Chicken Girl Designs released new Digis and this week's challenge is sponsored by CGD. 

 Copic Colors:  YR21, R39, B14
The flower is handmade with American Crafts Paper.  
I also added some Diamond Glaze image to give it some shine and 'wetness'.
This is Doggie in the Rain from Chicken Girl Designs. 
The paper is from My Minds Eye and is from the Love Me Do 
and is from Kate I {Heart} Papers.  While you are browsing around at IHP, make sure to check out the copics, buttons, pretty papers and all the really fun stuff Kate has!!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - Give Peas a Chance!!!! *giggle*

"I always eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny but
It keeps them on my knife."


Ok, so I was on an embroidery roll today.  I love that I can combine two of my favorite things!!! I have fun with both.

This is a 'burpie' I did using one of the fabulous new Pixie Dust Studio PASS THE PEAS images.  Aren't they just the cutest?!  I have so many ideas for the rest of the images as well.

Our challenge this week for PDS was GREEN!  That goes just perfect with Peas, right?!

Shirleys 2 Girls Twisted Thursday

Another week... and another visit to Paris!

The inspiration...

Beautiful, isn't it?  I would love to visit Paris some day...  and if I were to go to Paris... I would need a tote bag!  *grin*


I dusted off my embroider machine for this one.  I used the colors found in the inspiration piece.  My image is... La Carte Postal.  I will have one more project using the other part of this image to post this afternoon.  :) Be sure to check out the Shirleys2Girls challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team has for  you!  It will be a beautiful journey thru Paris!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Lisa has some blog sweetness going on!!!!!

You had better check out Lisa's blog....



I {heart} Copics Color Challenge

I love color challenges.  They definitely challenge me.  I tend to go to my 'favorite' combinations but a color challenge makes me step out of that comfort box.  The challenge this week is to use BG15, B91 & Y21.  Ok, I can do that... so after I started my 3rd image I was finally pleased.  *grin*  I chose this darling image from Elisabeth Bell.  

I am also enrolled in the Sponged Backgrounds class on My Creative Classroom, so I added the sponged color and used a nestabilites die to frame the image.  I think it give it just a lil something more.  

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Join me here on Rue Dauphine for my part of this fabulous little Paris tour.
If you came here from Rue de Champs E’lsees with Gina then you are in the right place.

Can I just say how much I love this image?! This is Haute Couture. Isn't she stunning?
I colored her with copic markers (RV02, RV04, RV06). I added a lil blingy bling to her with the stardust pen. The rhinestones are from Kaisercraft and the ribbon is some from
my hairbow making stash. I used my bow-easy to make the bow (won't do bows without it now!!!) Now for your next stop on your tour, head over to the fabulous Jane on Rue Bonaparte for another fabulous project.  If you get lost along the way, head back over the the S2G Challenge Blog for your road map. Don’t forget to play along with us for our Twisted Thursday Challenge.  The TWIST is to use the word MERCI on your card/project.

Here is the GRAND PRIZE!
So be sure to leave your comments as you stroll thru Paris.

Isn't that a beautiful prize?!


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy Birthday Carlie Bug!

12 years ago today I met the most amazing lil person.  She weighed in at 9lbs 11ozs and was 24" tall... yep, my Bug was 2 feet tall at birth!  She had the most amazing black curly hair and beautiful skin.  It was definitely love at first sight.  
Now, 12  years later, she is an amazing young woman.  
I'm so proud to be her mom!!!



Ok, so on with today's card and challenge.  Today is a sketch challenge over at The Digishack!

I used the Cupcake image.  
Remember, that almost all of the images at The DigiShack are only $1!!!!!!  
(unless otherwise noted)  

This sketch was so fun.  The papers are misc. from out of my scrap box.  I did use one of the EK Success border punches, and the candy cane cuttlebug embossing folder.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

Remember to play along with The DigiShack!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Karen's Doodles US Challenge #5 - Something borrowed, Something Blue...

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

 Our challenge this week for Karen's Doodles US Challenge is Something Borrowed, Something blue....
And this sketch...

I chose the cute "I Do" image from Karen.  Aren't they darling?

This fantastic paper is from Kaisercraft - Devonshire Collection.  It was absolutely perfect for this challenge.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps - Fairy Tales.  Carlie and I have been making the flowers.  We went to the thrift store and bought a bunch of books (the thickest ones we could find). They were 5 for a $1.  We punch out different sizes using the Blossom Nesties.  Then we ink the edges and spray with Glimmer Mist (this one is Patina).  There are some stickles added to her flowers and necklace and his buttons.


Friday, April 02, 2010

I {heart} Copics Challenge

Ok, so it has to be spring somewhere!!!  
We got hit with a wonderful springtime blizzard today.  *pout*

The Challenge this week at IHC on PCP (giggle) is anything Spring!  Spring colors, spring images, you name it!  I used one  (well actually 2) of the images from Chicken Girl Designs... availabe at

Thursday, April 01, 2010


It is time for a Princess Parade at Pixie Dust Studio!

I've been meaning to scrap these pictures for about, ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, 6 years now!!!

In June 2004 Carlie went to Disneyland with my mom (GiGi) and my sister Jill.  It is so funny to look at these pictures now.  Carlie was 6... she is now almost 12.  Yipes!  Where does the time go?

I hope you will check out the rest of the design team creations on this Princess Parade.

Kathy - Illustrator
Jana - ME!
Lisa F


The Stamping Boutique - Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

I swear this is the most scrapbook pages I have done is YEARS!!!  It is so much fun!

Here is this week's sketch (courtesy of PageMaps)

Ok, so I tweaked it a tad.

The sweet lil fairy baby is available HERE.  
Madeline was such a ham... wait... SHE STILL IS!!!  She had this funny face we called her "angry eyes" face.  She would just glower at you.  You couldn't help but laugh. 

I hope that maybe you are inspired to join in the challenge and pull some photos out and make a page!

Twisted Thursday with S2G - APRIL FOOLS!

I'd like to introduce you to Domino the Dog... he's full of mischief!  
Good thing he's so cute!

This paper is from Kaisercraft - Shaken not Stirred.  
I think Domino is quite lovely and up for some foolishness!!!