Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hi my peeps! I just had to crawl to the computer to tell you I may be missing in action for a little bit....I am so sick I do not know what hit me. I have a fever,chills,aches,headache,and nausea. I could go on but won`t! My sweet dogs know something is wrong and layed on my lap all afternoon. So get creative without me for a little bit. I look forward to blurfing and checking challenges at SCS when I can hold my head up.
Night all and stay well!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hi! This is a double challenge card. Today`s Technique Challenge was ~ Inside Out. To do the inside of the card as well. I always do something on the inside so I enjoyed this today. Thanks Holly! Read about it here.


It is also for today`s MOJO132 Sketch Challenge brought to us by Julee Tilman. I love MOJO Monday!! Read about it here.

I started out with a 6x6 base of Bazzill Textured CS. My next layer is Sweet Pea DP from SU. I used a MS Loop Corner Punch on one corner. I then used Pink Crocheted Lace from Maya Roads. Then I used a Circle Nestie and cut out SU DP. Then I added SU White Trim. Then used a Square Nestie for my sentiment from Verve and sponged it and popped it up. It reads ~ Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D`Angelo I added tiny gold gems, a pink rose, and a Paper Pretties Stick Pin from SU.
On the inside I punched two corners with a MS Corner Punch on Sweet Pea DP from SU. I then punched out a bird and branch from SU. I used the Word Window punch from SU for the just because sentiment from Verve. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! This is another double challenge card for today. The CAS challenge was a sketch inspired by Carly a DT member. You can see it here.

Carly`s Card

The Technique Challenge today is Inside out...to do the inside of the card which I always do something to. I started out with a white square base. Then ran 3/4 of a piece of white cs through the swiss dots eb folder. Then I used some PTI dp at the bottom. I stamped my flowers on twinchies and sponged around them with the new Hawaian Shores Ink from PTI. Added buttons to the center. Added PTI ribbon and buttons on it in the same color all from PTI. Stamped my sentiment on the dp. My inside has the same dp and I used an EK Success Corner Punch on one corner. I stamped the Friends stamp and added rhinestones. I also decorated my envelope. I love this new color from PTI. Thanks for looking and have a great day! I am up at 4 and have not slept yet. I may need a nap today! LOL
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! This is a double challenge card. The CAS challenge today was a sketch inspired by Carly a DT member. Fun! It can be seen here.

Carly`s Card

The technique challenge was an easy one for me today. It was called inside out. We were to finish the inside of our card. I always do this and usually have a matching envelope as well. Its just a thing I have!Read about it here.
TLC266 Challenge
 These cute chicks and all the stamps on this card are from Taylored Expressions. I stamped the chicks on inchies, sponged around then in a pink to match the card and colored with Copic Markers and popped them up. The sentiment says You`re one of my favorite peeps! The inside is stamped with 3 flowers just like the envelope. Wanted to keep it light and airy. Thanks for looking and have a great day! It is 3:30 here and I can`t sleep so might as well stamp. :-)
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hi! Todays featured stamper is Beedubya (Brandi). I was unfamiliar with her work so it was fun going through her gallery. Congrats Brandi! I chose to case a scrapbook layout found here.
Brandi`s LOMine is a redo of a favorite picture of one of our sons. I thought my 2 page layout kept the same feeling using a black and white picture.
Supply List: SEI DP, Bazzill CS, Xyron, Eyelets, Fiber, Sizzix Alpha, Picture Pebbles

This is in an album with all black and white photos. Thanks for peeking! Please let me know what you think! I had a real time today photographing as it is dark and dreary. Sorry about that! Click on it to see it larger. Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!

QFTD03 Challenge Card 3/28 Innovative Stamp Creations

Hi! This is the card I did for the fun new game Anne Ryan started Queen For the Day. Read about it here.

QFTD03 Challenge

This weeks honor goes to Pat Smethers and deservedly so! She is a sweetheart and talented! I can`t think of a better combo. Congrats and hugs Pat!! This is the card I got my inspiration from.

I changed mine to flowers. Just embossed the side and envelope. I used the Zutter Chomper on my main image panel. The daisies inside and out, butterfly, and sentiment come from Innovative Stamp Creations found here.
Innovative Stamp Creations

I went back and painted over the daisies with Smooch. It is difficult to capture this in a photo. This is a pearlized paint that shimmers. Used Espresso Liquid Pearls for the flower centers. Added little gems for the dots over the i`s and in the corners. Added a ribbon and Prima flowers. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hi! Today`s Inspiration Challenge was to go to Thymes.com, a fabulous fragrance company. Thanks Steph! I was immediately drawn to the lavender.

My Inspiration

I got out my European Watercolor Paper and Peerless Watercolors and AquaBrush. I painted this little scene and matted it with paper from Kioshi from Basic Grey. I then popped it up and placed on Bazzill textured paper. I really had to sit on my hands to not add a thing. I truly wanted the focus to be on my painting. I almost did not upload this as I am not an artist but I do love to dabble in watercolors. Thanks for looking and if you have time please let me know what you think! Have a beautiful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hi! For today`s Free 4 All challenge we were to be inspired by a musical and not do a standard A2 card. Annie popped into my head. And while I even purchased a digi stamp from Mo Manning with Bella singing : I love you, Tomorrow... (which I will be singing the rest of the day!) I used this image from her instead because she was with her dog. So there is a dog in the musical who does not quite match Bronte but I am just using my imagination here. Perhaps she just sang to her dog. :-) I am making a magnet of this and you can write a short note on the back if giving it away. I just cut 2 of these nesties out and glued them together. I am having a typical Monday today rather than a Friday. Everything I have touched has either dropped, torn, smudged. So I am calling it quits and am going to chill out the rest of the day! Thanks for peeking and have a great day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Connie Jo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Drum Roll.....The winner of all this blog candy is Number 13!!!!!!!!!!!!

Connie Jo said...

awesome blog candy. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

Connie Jo9 (scs)

March 8, 2010 3:24 PM
Those who joined in the fun...I thank you. And don`t despair. I do blog candy frequently. So watch out for the next round!
Night All!!!!
Hi! This is a double challenge card. It qualifies for yesterday`s Sketch challenge which can be found here.


This is one I will definitely use again. Thanks Roxie!
Then this is for today`s Way to Use It challenge which is to celebrate 5 years of this challenge! Wow! Thanks to Julia who comes up with fun and interesting challenges week after week! Cheers to you!! Find it here.

I used my new Dahlia set and dies from PTI. Popped them up. Colored them with Copic Markers and added a bit of glitter. I used lace as one of my panels. Used the word window punch from SU for the Happy Birthday sentiment which is from PTI....same set. Added pearls. The inside and the envelope are stamped with Distressed Stripes from PTI. I am loving this set and so glad I bought it. The dies are also great and cut through so many things. I have tried the felt and it works great! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! I am so happy Splitcoast seems to be returning to normal. Bravo to the IT people who worked diligently to make that happen.
Don`t forget! Drawing for blog candy ends at midnight!!

Drawing Tonight by Midnight

Hi! Well here are the additions! A Set of 14 stamps called Sweet Indulgence from Taylored Expressions. Are these cuppies not the cutest? I also added a 30 sheet pad of Pink Paislee called Bayberry Cottage that is new! And an Opaque Cotton White StazOn Ink Pad with Refill!!
Remember drawing tonight by midnight. Still time to join in!
Off to do my cards for today...see you soon!
WOOT! Are you girls ready??? I will be adding some more blog candy after some morning errands!! And will draw a winner by midnight tonight!! Check back a bit later to see the new additions. I will add them before making my cards for today. Hugs!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hi Peeps! Just a quick note...since SCS is still acting up so badly I am waiting to upload my teaparty card. I am also waiting on a package to come this afternoon to play with some new things for todays sketch challenge. So think I may read until then!
Welcome to all who recently became a follower of my blog. I appreciate it!
We are up to 90 (most being entered twice!) so more candy will be added! Think you will be happy with it. :-) Remember the drawing will be by midnight tomorrow! So come join in while you still can!
Have a great day and hug someone you love!
Almost forgot! Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hi!This is a double challenge card.The 1st challenge is todays color challenge at SCS. Betty had us use Pretty In Pink, Dusty Durango, and Creamy Caramel. It also qualifies for MOJO Monday`s Sketch challenge which can be found here.
Sarah Bigelow stepped in with this fun sketch which fits in a business size envelope. I ran 1/3 of my envelope through the Big Kick using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. On the inside of the card I used a MS Corner Punch. My white paper is from Taylor Expressions. The DP is from SU as is the Dusty Durango and Creamy Caramel CS. The stamp is from Northwoods. I used a Scallop Punch on the corners and distressed all my layers. Rather than cutting my base into thirds I scored it which is a bit difficult to see in the photo. (you can always click on the photo to enlarge it) I used a Spellbinders Ribbon tag Die and the sentiment you`re on my mind is from Verve. I used Maya Arts Jute and tied on a ladybug charm. I love him! Popped up my main layer and added a flower gem and candy dots in the corners. I sponged softly and colored with Copic Markers. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Off to do a Teaparty card. :-)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hi! This is a triple challenge card. The 1st challenge is todays CAS challenge to be inspired by NY,NY. Read here.
CAS59 Challenge
The 2nd challenge is todays Technique challenge ~ Childhood Memories.Read here.
TLC265 Challenge
 And the 3rd challenge was yesterday`s Featured Stamper challenge ~ Mutnik! Read here.
FS163 Featured Stamper
 YAY!! I went way back in her gallery early days. I chose this card.

Cathy`s Card

I changed the orientation of my card. This is a simple card which Cathy no longer does! She stamped and sponged. That is pretty much all I did with mine except for a bit of coloring. We both used SU sets. Congrats Cathy!! Enjoy your week of fame!! You are soooo deserving. We love you!

My childhood memories are of going to NY,NY with my Godmother. We would spend a day of shopping then go to a play or concert so thought this SU set was perfect! I felt so grown up going with her. She was a big influence on my life and I miss her dearly. Maybe she knows I am doing this card in her honor. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Look for the new blog candy added under the original post by clicking on the picture in the sidebar. Scroll down to see the latest additions! Still time to join in the fun! :-)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I am so excited! My sweet husband came in from work and had stopped off and bought me New Moon, The Ultimate Fan Edition DVD. :-) Twilight fans will understand my excitement! Now of course, I have seen it in the movie theater but it will be fun to watch it anytime I want. And I do have the 1st one. This one has sneak peeks of Eclipse! Guess you know what I will be doing tonight! LOL
See you soon! Off to shop for blog candy and eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! This is a double challenge card. IC224 Inspiration Challenge is the first one. I was inspired by the Chocolate Rose here.
Chocolate Rose

Steph sent us to the Cutest Food website which features just that! Cute pictures of food! I figured if there could be a chocolate rose there could be a blue sparkly rose too which brings me to our 2nd challenge QFTD02. Read about that here.
Queen For The Day
This week MarilynPreston aka Peggy is our Queen! She has a heart of gold. Always thinking of others and she leaves such nice comments for us. And she can stamp!! Very well! Talented!! OK...I better stop now or her head won`t fit through the door. LOL See that is another thing she has. A sense of humor. Ok...I cased this card.
Peggy`s Card I cased

I went back to her earlier days with this one. I chose this because of its simple elegance and it was a rose! Well Peggy`s favorite color is blue and French is her first language. So I did a rose so she would think of me with a French script bg. Then added the friends forever. I was already getting a goody box ready to send to her so I will just include this card. I did do an envelope really just for show. I added more bling and a ribbon. I wanted the card to have a bit of both of us. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. Create something! It will make you feel good!
Supply List : Hero Arts Stamp, Sentiment Stamp from Amuse, Corner Stamp from PSX, Fabriano Paper and envelope, HA Bling and Rhinestones, PTI Ribbon, Prima Flower, Diamond Glaze, Waterfall Stickles, SU Word Window Punch, Memento Inks
Blog candy will be added tonight!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

And one more thing I wanted to let you know about. Innovative Stamp Creations had a great new release today. Be sure to check it out! 3 fabulous new sheets of stamps. The girls also have some gorgeous examples of what you can do with these. Find it all here.
New Stamps At ISC!
Believe me...its worth your time looking! Thanks!
Hi Peeps! Just a quick note...blog candy will be added tomorrow. YAY!
And I already have a card planned for this wonderful new challenge at SCS. This week`s Queen is MarilynPreston (aka Peggy)! I was so thrilled to see it was her this week. And it was funny! We had a long talk on the phone just today! Read all about it here.
New Fun Game Coming!
Join in the fun and show Peggy some love! Anne Ryan is the wonderful lady who came up with this fabulous idea. And its not too late to honor our first queen Mutnik(aka Cathy).
I already have my card picked out but am going to wait and do my card in the morning. I am off to bed already! The doctor changed some of my meds and until I get used to this new dose it makes me a bit loopy! I have been tired all day but could not sleep. So hopefully it will come easy tonight. Fingers crossed!
Hi Sis!!!!!!
So check back tomorrow!! Hope you have a great evening! Hugs

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This is a double challenge card. This is for yesterday`s sketch challenge which can be found here. It was a fun one!
Sketch Challenge
Today`s Way To Use It challenge was to make an encouragement card and mail it out to someone. It can be found here.
Ways to Use It Challenge
I just embossed half of my card and envelope with the Finnial Embossing Folder from SU. I colored the stamp direct with SU Markers and thumped 3 colors on the flowers. Used an oval scalloped nestie and popped it up. Used the same Corner Punch from EK Success on the Coredinations CS panel and inside the card. I sanded the cs and the embossing just a bit. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Supply List:: SU Cardstock, PTI Cardstock, Coredinations Cardstock, Basic Grey Green at Heart DP, EK Success Corner Punch, SU Tag Punch, Scalloped Oval Nestie, PopUps, SU Markers, Memento Ink, SU Ink, Gemstones, SU Finnial Press Embossing Folder, Gina K Designs Peace and Comfort Stamp Set

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just a quick note...will be adding blog candy this weekend!! YAY! Keep the comments and blog postings going!
I have been dealing with server issues on our computer...no fun at all!
Talk to you soon! Will probably post a card tomorrow afternoon late...doctors appointments cutting in on my stamping time!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hi! This is a triple challenge card. First it is for today`s color challange brought to us by Betty! Thanks! We were to use Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Orchid Opulence. The dessert option was to swirls. I did as I used my Swirl EB Folder on one layer of the card and my envelope.
It can be found here.
Color Challenge
 The second challenge is MOJO130 Sketch.Done by Julee Tilman. Thanks Julee! That can be found here.
MOJO Monday Sketch

My sentiment is from Verve and says Some people make the world special just by being in it. I just love this!

The third challenge is for Teapot Tuesday brought to us by Mothermark, Muddermar, or Cindy. She answers to all three. Thanks gf! You can read about that here.
Teapot Tuesday Challenge

Today we are going to the Galapogos Islands to meet Booby Ruby a flat footed bird who needs some new shoes. Now I truly may have to come through the back door today. I did not bring shoes. I could not find one suitable! I do however think there is a hidden fish somewhere in my card because it is starting to smell and it ain`t roses! (that there sounds like someone who`s name I won`t mention or she will fling fish at me!) I do have swirls on my card which could represent the water. And I do have similar colors to the teapot. I could also tell you I had a gift certificate in my card for Ruby to go to a podiatrist! So take your pick. (hope I am not banished today!) My card is pretty downright self explanatory if you look at my supply list. Thanks much for looking and have a fabulous day!

Supply List: SU Cardstock, Memory Box DP, SU Cottage Walls DP, Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Ric Rac Border, SU Ribbon, Twinchie (for sentiment), Circle Nestie, Prima Glittered Rose, Memento Ink, SU Old Olive Ink, Gemstones, MS Corner Punch for inside of card

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hi! YAY! Mutnik is our Queen for A Day! Anne Ryan our dear friend to all figured out Mutnik has never been featured stamper! How could that be? Cathy is a gem and a terrific artist! And she participates in the challenges and always leaves the nicest comments for everyone. So we decided we would honor her ourselves! And look! I brought Curtsy the cow and I think she is related somehow to Curtis. And she brought us tea and a grass cake!! Since I could never come close to the pure genius or talent of you Cathy I based my card loosely on your cow scenes. I hope you get a kick out of it as we do your cards! You are so well thought of by us all!! Enjoy your day!! And please note that Curtsy is wearing a single gem necklace. I believe it is her birthstone which would be garnet for January. Love ya gf!! Hugs!! And to those who do not know...Cathy came up with Curtis the cow coming to the teaparties we have for Teapot Tuesday Challenges. And she always adorns her cows with jewelry. So that might help make some sense out of this! Cathy has a wonderful sense of humor to boot. You need to check her gallery out on Splitcoast. She goes by Mutnik. :-)
Hi! Today`s CAS challenge was to use green, brown, and white. I used Kraft cs and used a Borderabilities die to cut scallops into my Basic Grey Origins paper. I finally learned how to use these! They are very versatile as you can also emboss and do piercing with them. I added a BG Bloomer and one candy dot. My sentiment is from Verve and says May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. Thanks for looking and have a beautiful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quick Note : Blog Candy Additions were added today. To see them click on the picture of my blog candy on my sidebar and scroll down past the post. Thanks! And keep joining in to have even more added!

Innovative Stamp Creations

Hi! This is the card I did for today`s Featured Stamper challenge. Beth chose Mommylvs2stamp (Kristen). I was not familiar with her or her work but her gallery has some lovely cards! Congrats! I chose this card to case.
Kiwi Dreams
I changed the stamps, colors,and added ribbon at the bottom rather than the middle. I kept the photo corner and the CAS feel to the card of simple layers.

This great stamp called Presence of Trees is from Innovative Stamp Creations and can be found here.
Innovative Stamp Creations

I embossed with Black Detail EP on glossy cs and then sponged with Distress Inks. Added a ribbon, epoxy Happy Birthday tag, and one photo corner that was doodled with a white gel pen. The inside I used a corner punch from EK Success. The punched out piece was used on the envelope. Thought this would make a nice masculine card but frankly I think it would work for anyone. When we go to the beach in Wilmington there are state parks that look just like this stamp. And sometimes when storm clouds start rolling in this is what they looked like to me. I chose to use this as a Spring card rather than a Winter one. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quick note on the blog candy giveaway for 3/25! We now have enough people to add some things! Will do that tomorrow. Night all! :-)
Hi! This is my card for today`s Inspiration Challenge. We went to Wam Biscuit Bedding Company. An online store filled with all kinds of fabrics, bedding, toys, and wall hangings. Thanks Bonnie for suggesting it! I went with this.

Girls Paris Aqua Fabric

It reminded me of a French Flower Cart. And if anybody can tell me what SU stamp set this is called I will edit. The box had no name and I can`t remember! Kept it very simple and clean. I hope you like it! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! I may have to come back and do another one after some sleep!
Splitcoast is having technical issues so have not even posted it there yet.
Off to bed!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hi! Finally got to do a card for the Free for All Friday challenge ~ I want the fairy tale My princess is out in the night imagining her prince. :-) IRL the card just sparkles as I embossed with Black Diamond EP. I then sponged with Distress Inks. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Hi Sis!!!!!!
Hi Peeps! Look what I received in the mail today. This darling bunny card from Coffeestamper (Sue) was made for me for being featured stamper. Isn`t it the cutest? Love the colors and that great dp! Thank you Sue! Going up on my wall of fame!
May try to get to a card later. Please click on the blog candy on my sidebar to find out how you can win! A few people away from adding some more goodies!
Hi Sis!!!!!
Happy Birthday Jason!!! (He is our oldest son)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hi! This is a second card for today`s Way to Use It challenge ~ What`s New. While not just released the stamps are new to me. I too am trying to use more of what I have rather than always buying whats in. Sometimes that is difficult but it makes me feel good when I resist. I used the top note die and colored this sweet image with Copic Markers. I love anything with roses so this had my name on it. Its a gloomy day here so decided to do a bright and cheery card. Thanks for stopping by!
Please be sure to click on the blog candy picture on my side bar and read about it! Join in on the fun!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! Today`s Way to Use It challenge is ~ What`s New. I received my new Verve stamp sets for March today. I also received a great shipment from Stampers Dream and it included these new pinkpaislee Artisan Elements Frames. I also got the new Distress Ink colors. They are yummy! The frames are so cool! I had no problem with the frame part. I used a Krylon Pale Gold pen and a DecoColor Liquid Gold Pen. Added a bit of stickles to match the prima flower I used. But when I stamped the verse on the inside I did not get a good inking. So I tried painting it. Well, I am so impatient and when I tried to stamp again it pulled some of the paint off and smeared. GRRRR! My fault though! So I just stamped this Psalm 84:11 stamp on paper and distressed the edges. Then went back with a Spica Gold Copic Marker and filled in the SUN. So I learned today I need to work on my patience skills. :-) ( I know my sister would agree with this) Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Innovative Stamp Creations

Hi! This is the card I did for today`s sketch challenge. I changed my card to a square to accomodate my image. Could not wait to ink this sweetie up! Conjures up a gentler time when children had fun sitting next to the sunflowers on a sunny day...maybe making shapes out of clouds or daydreaming. What do you think she is thinking about? This great stamp comes from Innovative Stamp Creations along with the sentiment stamp.

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking and comments always appreciated! Have a wonderful day!
Don`t forget the blog candy! Click on the picture for details.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hi! This is a double challenge card with a purpose today. Betty and Cindy got together and combined challenges. The Color Challenge for today is Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Melon Mambo. The dessert option is to send your card to Lindsay. You can read about this great cause here.

Lindsay`s Story
The card is also for Teapot Tuesday which you can read about here.
Teapot Tuesday Challenge

The tea party is about quilting so aren`t I proud of myself? I sewed on my card with a sewing machine and did not have any fingers hurt or have a wad of string so I have to enter through the back door! YIPPEE! Front door today!! And aren`t those scissors the cutest? I had to add them. The colors look a bit washed out but I am not complaining about the glorious sunshine we have today! I added a nice encouragement for the inside of her card. Thanks for peeking and have a beautiful day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hi! This is another double challenge card. This is for todays Technique Challenge ~ Very Vintage. It also qualifies for today`s CAS challenge ~ A New and Different Shape I used a square turned and a circle. I was in a shabby chic mood today and this card goes with my other upload today. Thanks for looking and have a beautiful day!
And please give me a break Sis...think shabby!! :-)
Don`t forget the blog candy!!!
Hi! This is a double challenge card. It qualifies for today`s Technique Challenge ~ Very Vintage. I picked out this darling digi stamp from Mo Manning. I must have really been in a shabby chic mood because I distressed, sanded, and inked every layer! The cute little chicks on the envelope and inside are from Flourishes. The background panel and envelope are embossed with Swiss Dots Folder. Thanks for filling in today Deb! This also qualifies for MOJO129 Monday Sketch Challenge brought to us this week by Teresa Kline. Don`t you just love it? I do! You can find this challenge here.


Thanks for taking a peek! I know its a bit different for me but I could not stop myself today!! LOL Hope you like it!!
Hi Sis!!!!! She is my toughest critic!!! LOL

Sunday, March 7, 2010

BLOG CANDY ALERT!! Drawing on 3/25

Update: Blog Candy will be added this weekend. Just a mention here! While you do not have to be a follower of my blog to win the blog candy it would be nice if you were. That way you won`t miss out when I do post it. And I just love having you stop by! Thanks!Hi Peeps! Here is the Blog Candy as promised! Post this picture of my blog candy on your blog with a link to my blog and you will be entered twice. Please leave a comment on this post telling me you did it. Those who do not have a blog can leave a comment on this post and will be entered once. One comment per person please. Let`s generate some fun...for every 10 comments over 30 I receive another goody will be added to this stash! Included now is 2 great Bird Stamp Sets from PTI, 1 set from Flourishes, 1 Versafine Ink Pad, 2 spools of PTI polka dotted Ribbon, Mini Adhesive Cardstock Block from Ellison, 1 bottle of Stickles, I ATC Paper Pad, And 1 Memory Box Beach Collection. I love to give things away and it is up to you how many things are added! Hope you think it is worth playing for!! Hugs!! Drawing will be held by midnight on 3/25.

Blog Candy additions on 3/14 : Basic Grey 180 Pieces Painted Brads, Daisyd`s 2 Rub-On Tapes, and Say It With Pearls. Keep the word out for more to join in and more will be added for every 10 people! Thanks!

Blog Candy Additions on 3/21!!
Studio K Metal Art, Pack Amuse Notecards, Sarah Kay Stamp, and 70 Small Sheer Blossoms and Leaves
Still time to enter!! Drawing on 3/25 by midnight!! Thanks!!
Hi! This is a double challenge card. Today`s Featured Stamper is Vera!! YAY! Her gallery is full of fun and beautiful creations! I had so much fun looking at all her work. I finally chose this card.

Vera`s Card

I kept the Kraft but changed the green to a patterned paper. I stamped mine on cs rather than vellum and changed the stamps I used. Changed where I added the sentiment. Used a scallop corner punch on my main image and added gemstones rather than brads. I hope you like it Vera! Congrats to you and enjoy your week in the spotlight!

This card also qualifies for yesterday`s Inspiration Challenge. Anne sent us to Ginko Papers which had some beautiful things! I chose this card as my inspired piece.
Ginko Papers Inspiration

I really enjoyed the site. Thanks Anne for filling in for Stephanie! Thanks for peeking and have a wonderful day everyone!
Blog candy will go up sometime tomorrow!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi! Good mail day! Look at this gorgeous rose card I received from my dear friend Harriet! I love the simplicity of this card and yet it so beautiful! And of course anything with a rose I will love! She sent this in honor of my Featured Stamper day. Thanks Harriet! Love ya!
Hi! Look at this awesome card jdmommy ( Anne ) did for my husband Danny. This is the 2nd card she has sent him, bless her heart! She knew he was having a rough time with his arm. Thanks Anne! You sure did make him feel special!! Hugs to you!
Hi all! Look at this stunning card I received from Anne Ryan in honor of my Featured Stamper day. It is so elegant and I love the coin charm and the gold embossing. Also has her signature bow. Thanks Anne! I so appreciate you gf! Going up on my wall of fame!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Innovative Stamp Creations

Hi! This is my project for today`s Free 4 All Challenge to make a Free Standing PopUp Card. I used this gorgeous rose and Happy Bday sentiment from Innovative Stamp Creations

The PopUp Card Tutorial is easy to follow.
I colored my rose with Copic Markers. I am in love with the amazing detail on these stamps!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a wonderful day!
Hi Sis!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My sister and I just wanted to say...We love you mom! It was her birthday today and we lost her 2 years ago.

 New rubber ( and beautiful I must say! ) came today from ISC so a card will be done tomorrow!

 Hope everyone has a great evening!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hi Peeps! No card from me today. I know! I can`t believe it either! I actually watched PBS (travel and create shows), read some ( I know I am a hopeless romantic and am rereading the Twilight series when I have so many books there is no table space in our home! lol), played with the dogs. But it is past time for Danny`s update. His cast was removed but was not much to celebrate about. He had pulled and tore every muscle in his wrist and elbow. They had not told us this at the hospital. So now his arm is about twice its size and very painful. He is supposed to wear a sling 24 hours a day but there are certain instances you just can`t! It scares me as it is not protected like it was in the cast. But hopefully it will be completely healed soon. Thanks to those who continued to ask about how he felt and even sent him cards! He was very appreciative and it did put a smile on his face!
So I think some blog candy is in order. Will round it up after some shopping this weekend. Sound good?
And maybe I can combine challenges tomorrow. We will see. Can`t wait to receive my order from ISC and start creating!!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! It felt strange not visiting my craft room. Hope I have some time this evening for some blurfing myself!
Hugs all!
Hi SIS!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hi! This is for 4 challenges today! (it was easier saying four than figuring out how to spell quadruple correctly!). The 1st is today`s Color Challenge. Betty has us using Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, and Always Artichoke. Let me be honest here. This is not a favorite combo of mine. Crushed Curry belongs in the kitchen in my opinion! LOL BUT....I give Betty her due. It is after all a challenge! So I went with the flow and did what I could. The 2nd challenge is for Flourishes challenge today. Cindy Haffner is hostessing and has us using scallops. I used a scallop border outside, inside, and on my envelope. You can read about it here.

Flourishes Timely Tuesday Challenge
The third challenge is on Mercy Kerin`s blog that I love and follow! This is my first time doing this challenge. It is a sketch and you can read about it here.
Mercy`s Tuesday Sketch Challenge

The last but not least challenge is Teapot Tuesday! You can read about it here.
Teapot Tuesday Challenge

Because if you don`t it won`t make much sense. We are going to London. To see Johnny Depp`s new movie...Alice in Wonderland! Now we could bring bunnies or their butts. But I thought I would bring them some pretty yellow daffodils that they could munch on so they would not be eating our food. Make sense? If you are still with me...thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a fabulous day! It is snowing like crazy here!!!! What a strange winter we have had. Sunday it is supposed to get up to 66!!
Be back with some talk in a bit.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hi! This is a triple challenge card. It first qualifies for today`s Technique challenge which was to make faux nesties. I made a wreath using leaf and branch punches. It also goes for today`s CAS challenge which is ~ It`s Hip to be Square. This again is a 5.25" card. It also follows today`s MOJO128 Challenge which can be found here.

MOJO Monday Sketch
I used glitter paper for my butterfly. Will add a sentiment as needed. I used Memory Box paper on the inside. No matching envie because it would squash the roses! Thanks for peeking and have a fabulous day!
Hi Sis! Back later to update about Danny`s arm! And blog candy!

Hi! Todays CAS challenge was to do any size square card. I did a 5.25. Fun challenge and congrats again to the new dt and guest designers! This was a fun and easy card. I love this Japanese Textiles set from Hero Arts. I inked them with 3 of the 6 colors in Memories Primary Ink Pad. Stamped inside and on envelope. Added 3 rhinestones and a sentiment and was done. I like these offset and not in order. I hope you do! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Monday! I am off to bed...will comment tomorrow.Hi Sis!!
Blog Candy Soon!!!