Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hop for Joy! A new Magnolia-licious DT sketch challenge

Good morning and happy March 1st....the month that has the first day of spring! YAY! LOL! We have a new DT sketch challenge for you from Magnolia-licious. This month, it's Jacque's turn to choose the challenge and she provided us with an awesome sketch! I wanted to use this adorable Tilda in a bunny suit that I got from Magnolia-licious. And true to my record, I have used yet another stamp that is not in stock in the store. UGH! I'm so sorry. But if you're interested, please be sure and email Diana. I also used #427 flowers from Lazy Summer Days collection. Both are colored with Copic markers and Tilda is cut out and popped up for dimension.

The fun and punny sentiment is from a set of Easter Greetings at The Cutting Cafe' called Happy Easter Inside and Out Greetings. The butterflies are cut using my Cricut, and I added a Prima rose I got from Stamp and Create and some cherry blossoms I got from Wild Orchid Crafts. Please be sure and visit Magnolia-licious Highlites to see the gorgeous cards the rest of my design team sisters have created. They are all so fabulously talented. And we're excited that we've got two new guest designers joining us as well! So a huge welcome to Mindy and Angela!

That's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!
Card recipe:
images - Magnolia from Magnolia-licious, sentiment from The Cutting Cafe'
Paper: DP - Basic Grey Two Scoops; cardstock - Bazzill; stamped images on cryogen white
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Sketch markers
Tools: Cricut with Tear Drop cart for butterlfies, MS frond and branch punches, Round and scalloped round Nestabilities
Misc: ribbon from Stamp and Create, Kaiser half backed pearls, dimensional tape, stickles

Saturday, February 27, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers. Peggy Loves Vintage with The Cutting Cafe'

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. We had a rainy day today, which is wonderful. I love rainy days. Now please understand that I also live Reno, which is high altitude desert. So we just don't get rainy days. We get good snowy days, but rain storms are far and few between. So when we get one, I love it. Ok, enough about the weather! :) Let's move on to this adorable duck and baby from Peggy Loves Vintage! This image is actually from the New Baby Volume 2 cd. Be sure and really look at the images on Peggy's CDs with an open mind. They can be used for so many different things. I cut the image from the front of a baby shower card, because I thought they'd make the most adorable card to celebrate Spring.

I printed out two of the images because I wanted to pop up Mama Duck, baby duck, and the top part of the umbrella. I just used some dimensional tape to pop them up. Hopefully you can see the dimension a little better in the picture below. Please visit Peggy's blog too. She's got a couple great images she's giving away right now. Please be sure and leave her some love and let her know which image you like best. She'd also love it if you'd link up your project you made.
I mounted this adorable duck and baby on a FABULOUS scalloped square from The Cutting Cafe'! I don't know if you've seen the new large scalloped square from Spellbinders, and I also know I don't have to tell you how spendy they are. You can get the Assorted Scalloped Set 1 file from The Cutting Cafe', which has quite a few different type of scallops on it, for a grand total of $5.99, and you can make it any size you want with the click of your mouse!!! Easy peasy! You can either use the wpc file to cut it out with a cutting machine, or you can use the pdf file and your scissors. I truly LOVE this file of scallops! I cut mine out with my Pazzle Inspiration which I got from Hallmark Scrapbook! Hallmark is one of my favorite stores to shop at on line. Jody and Brad are the most wonderful people! They have the best prices and service ever! I also used the Rain, Rain, Go Away file for the sentiment. Regina has been releasing lots of new files, so please be sure and check them out over at The Cutting Cafe'!!
Thanks so much for stopping to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Card Recipe:
Image - Peggy Loves Vintage New Baby Volume 2 cd; Sentiment and scalloped frame - The Cutting Cafe'
DP - DCWV Whimsy stack; cardstock - Bazzill
Tools - Pazzle Inspiration, EK Success flower punch, Circle Nesatabilites for sentiment
Misc: buttons - stash, silk ribbon, Kaiser half backed pearls, dimensional tape

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - Free Style!!

WooHoo!! Happy Friday!! It's time for a new Wags 'n Whiskers challenge, and this week the talented Inge said it's Freestyle week!! I have been just waiting to use this beautiful image of Ansley in prayer. Oh my goodness, she's so pretty! I just think she's amazing for so many things. A first Communion card, a "your in my thoughts and prayers" card, a Sympathy card, a Baptism card, and the list goes on and on. She's colored with Copic markers, cut out, and then popped up with dimensional tape.

Please be sure and visit the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations the rest of the WnW Design Divas came up with! What a talented bunch of ladies! And then we'd love it if you'd join us in the challenge as well. Remember in order to win, you must use a Wags 'n Whiskers image! And if you don't have any yet, then what the heck are you waiting for! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!
card recipe:
paper - DP - Graphic 45; cardstock - Bazzill; stamped image on Cryogen White
Tools - oval nestabilities, MS frond punch, Sewing Machine
misc: silk ribbon, cross charm, Prima flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts brown roses, Stickles (Frosted Lace), dimensional tape

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Papertake Weekly - Sketch Challenge!!

Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and it's sketch week! That means we get another awesome sketch from the amazingly talented Dawny! And this week, we're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

For this one, I used one of my favorite Hanglar and Stanglar images. Isn't it just too cute? I think it makes the perfect "hang in there" card! And that's exactly what this is for. A friend that's having a pretty rough go of it.

Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out the amazing creations from the rest of the design team! They are one talented bunch! And then grab your paper and glue and join us in the challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Simon Says Stamp! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

image- Hanglar and Stanglar
paper - DP is Basic Grey, cardstock is Bazzill
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch Markers
misc: silk ribbon; flower from Wild Orchid Crafts; buttons from stash; dimensional tape

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easter Basket set from The Cutting Cafe' plus a card drive!

Hi everyone! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend! Believe it or not, we got 18 inches of unexpected snow last night! LOL! It's a winter wonderland out there! And we had 60 deg weather all last week! It got me in the mood for spring, and then Mother Nature just yelled "PSYCH" at me this morning when I got up! LOL! Oh well...what else can I expect for February in Reno? Enough about the weather. I've got to tell you about all the FABULOUS new Easter files that Regina has over at The Cutting Cafe'!!! This on is the Easter Basket Set, and it's just one of many that she has just released, and I love it! It's the cutest little treat basket you could ever want to find and it cuts and goes together in the blink of an eye! Sooooo easy!! And it's the perfect size to just give someon a little treat. This one has six of the dark chocolate Dove squares inside it!! That's a lot of chocolate! Please be sure and pop over to The Cutting Cafe' and check out all the fabulous files, including this adorable Easter Basket Set!

My friend Lacey is having a card drive for a friends Aunt who is turning 100 years old on Easter Sunday this year! How awesome is that??!! We're shooting for 100 cards for her 100th birthday. Can you imagine how she would feel to receive that many cards?! If you're interested in helping by sending a card, please email Lacey at Please visit Lacey's blog for more info. Lacey is the owner of Stamp and Create. One of my very favorite stores for shopping on line for stamps and embellishments. Her prices are the best and her service is top notch! Do yourself a favor and check it out! She's also the co-owner of Wags 'n Whiskers along with Nikki Fairbairn (owner of Bunny Zoe's Crafts, another one of my favorite stores that I love to shop at!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Easter Chickie! Peggy Loves Vintage - Spring Fling CD

Happy Saturday my friends!! I sure hope you're enjoying your weekend! I know I sure am. I think after I finish posting this, I might just go in and take a little nap! Doesn't that sound just scrumptious?? It does to me! LOL! Especially since it's cloudy and cool. I finished this cute Easter card in no time at all, thanks to the fabulous images from Peggy Loves Vintage! I just pulled up this adorable chick from her Spring Fling cd, and printed it out twice. I cut both of them out and popped them up from the base and then again inbetween layers for dimension. Isn't she just too cute??!! And the coolest part is you can print her whatever size you want!!!

I really love these adorable vintage images from Peggy Loves Vintage. And it makes making a card sooo quick and easy! Please be sure and check out all the fabulous images she has available. Also check out her blog and become a follower. She likes to give away free images!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!
papers - DP: polkadots - Pink Petticoat , Gingham - Wild Rose Spring cd, cardstock - Bazzill
misc: - ribbon from stash, Kaiser half backed pearls, Martha Stewart corner punch, dimensional tape, punched flowers

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop Winner

Time to pull a winner for the Magnolia-licious blog hop! So without any further we go....

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 76
Powered by RANDOM to right back.....

And the winner is..... BARB HARDEMAN!!

Barb Hardeman said...
Oh, ladybug, this is just fabulous. The entire card is just so spring-y! Love the dp's you used and the ribbon with the umbrella charm , well you know me and charms...Love how you popped Tilda as a butterfly up on the inside with all the fun-shine elements. Brings a smile to this girls face...hugs...Barb

CONGRATS BARB!! Please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you! Thanks to everyone for playing!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers - My Favorite Things!

Happy Friday everyone! We made it through another week and it's time for a new Wags 'n Whiskers challenge. This week, the challenge comes from the awesome Jacqui, and she's asking everyone to use their favorite things. I chose to work with one of the new "Wee Ones" from the newest release of Wags 'n Whiskers stamps called "Hey Grandma". Isn't he so adorable??

So what did I use on my card that's my favorite things? Well, I'll start with the image that reminds me of my four Grandsons, then there's buttons and silk bows, polka dots, and an adorable charm! I used my Copics and Nesties and Cricut to cut the stars, too! So there's tons of things that represent things I love. :) I'm not so sure about the pom poms on this one, though. I don't think I like them.

Please be sure and visit Wags 'n Whiskers to see the AMAZING creations by the rest of the Diva's. They are sooooo talented! And then please grab your Wags 'n Whiskers images and play along with the challenge too for a chance to win a free stamp! Thanks so much for stopping to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!! Hugs!!
image: Wags 'n Whiskers - Hey Grandma
DP - Three Bugs in a Rug; Polka Dots are digi paper from Pink Petticoat; Cardstock - Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Sketch markers
Misc: silk ribbon, ball cap charm, buttons, trim

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No IFs, ANDs, or BUTTS!! A new Papertake Weekly Challenge

Another Monday bites the dust! I love it once I get Monday conquered at work. And that means that tonight is Bachelor night! oooooooo....what's gonna happen?? It shows previews of Allie calling him to tell him she made the wrong choice. Is he going to let her back in or tell her she made her bed, so now she can lay (lie?) in it! I can see English teachers cringing everywhere! LOL! I can't wait to see what happens!!! Ok, enough about cutie patootie Jake! It's time for a new Papertake Weekly challenge! And this week, I showed just how clueless I really am! LOL! So I see the challenge for this week, and it says Check this out! So in my brainless head, I thought...Oh...Dawny wants us to look at the sponsor. I'm such a dweeb! LOL! I was supposed to use something checked! UGH! Anyway, if you click on the pic, you can see a VERY VERY TEENY TINY check on the large piece of background paper! LOL! Works for me since I didn't have time to do a redo! :) So this week, we're being sponsored by the Stitchy Stamp Store, and they so graciously gave the DT some images to play with. When I saw this adorable little darling, I knew I HAD to have her! Wouldn't she have looked way cute in little checkered bloomers too?? :)

So I printed her up and colored her with Copic markers, then cut around her with my Nesties. The sentiment is one I came up with to go with the image and I just printed it out on the computer. Her bloomers were paper pieced with some digi paper. Be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly and "CHECK" out the rest of the talented DT's projects! Then grab your paper and glue and play along with us. You just might win an awesome prize from The Stitchy Stamp Store! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! hugs!
image: The Stitchy Stamp Store
paper: can't find my remnant, but I'm pretty sure it's by My Minds Eye; cardstock is Bazzill
Tools: Nestabilities, both round and long scalloped rectangle; sewing machine

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Blog Candy

YAY! I was one of the random blogs for blog candy for the Wags 'n Whiskers blog hop on Friday! I pulled a number via and the winner is:

#17 NANCY!!!

Nancy said...
Oh so cute love your card Sharon! Your coloring is awesome and I love the papers and flowers!

February 12, 2010 1:58 AM

Congrats Nancy!!! You win your choice of two Wags 'n Whiskers stamps! I'm so excited for you! Please contact Lacey at

A huge congrats to all the winners, and you can check out the complete list of winners over at the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog! All the new stamps are available for purchase HERE!! Thanks so much for playing along!! Hugs!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Magnolia-licious Blog Hop with Pop Ups! So it's a POP HOP!

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Kerry, then you're on the right track. If not, then you might want to head to the beginning at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. This month, we're making cards that are pop-ups! Fun stuff!!! This was my first ever pop up card, so I was in a little bit of a quandry on how to make one and not have a big open slit on the outside of my card. I finally worked it out where it doesn't look like I've just got a pieced together mess. LOL! I just used an inner piece of cardstock that was lighter weight, turned that into my cut piece for the pop up, and then glued that into the inside of my card base.

On the outside of my card, I used Tilda in Spring Rain and the rock wall, and I can't find it on Diana's site Magnolia-licious right now. So if you're interested in either one, please be sure and contact Diana about it. Diana has TONS of stamps in stock, but for some reason, I seem to have a knack for picking stamps to use that are sold out. I'm so sorry!

I stamped Tilda in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then masked her off and stamped the rock wall behind her. I then colored them with Copic markers. The large flowers are Prima . I then added a silk bow along with an umbrella charm from Stamp and Create. The sentiment is from a set called Rain, Rain Go Away from The Cutting Cafe'.

Inside I used Tilda as a butterfly (also currently sold out at Magnolia-licious), #463 the rain cloud (only I didn't use it as a rain cloud), #468 Dot Butterflies, and #421 the sun. Tilda as butterfly is the only piece that actually pops up. The sentiment is computer generated and then cut out with Nesties.

Now for the fun part, if you would like to win this card and a few other little goodies, just leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific time on Friday night, Feb 19th. I will draw a winner via sometime that weekend. So leave your comment, and then hop on over to see Cheryl. There's not a doubt in my mind that she is going to have an amazing creation to show you! Thanks so much for coming by to see me today and playing in our blog hop! Hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I hope you're having a wonderful day, whether it be with your sweetie, your kids, grandkids, friends, or just time alone to reflect. But whatever you're doing, I hope you're enjoying it. This was just a quick Valentine card I threw together simply because I wanted to use this adorable frog! That's it, nothing else than to use the frog. LOL!

He's a digi image from Pink Cat Studio and I printed him out three times. I popped the balloon, his hands (or front legs - whichever you want to call them) and his face up once each, and his eyes I added a third so they're really sticking up. Cardstock is Bazzill, and the frog is colored with Copic markers.

The sentiment is computer generated, and it was just a lot of fun tomake. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and I sure hope to see you back here tomorrow for a Magnolia-licious blog hop!! Take care and have a wonderful day! HUGS!

Friday, February 12, 2010

February Magnolia-licious DT challenge - A wiper card!

This is my second post for today. If you're looking for the Wags 'n Whiskers blog hop, please scroll down to the next post. This card is for the Magnolia-licious Design Team challenge for February. Our challenge this month came from the fabulous Diana Crick, and she asked us to make a wiper card with the theme of spring! I sure didn't have much problem with the spring part of it! As half the country is being pummeled with snow and cold weather, our sun is shining beautifully and it's going to be in the high 50's!! I love it! As some of you might know, yellow is my favorite color. I don't use it much in my card making, but I truly love how bright and cheery it is, and I think it's the perfect color for spring. So that's the main color of my card for today. I used #330 Tilda in hat sitting. I have always loved this Tilda. I just think she's the epitome of spring! She's colored with Copic markers on cryogen white paper and then cut out and popped up for dimension.

I then used #421 sun for one of the wipers, and #406 little birds for the other. I used the directions for the wiper card, except cut my two pieces of base cardstock at 6" x 9" because I like my 6" square cards. I still scored at 1-1/2" and 3" as stated in the tutorial. Please visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for instructions on how to make this style card, and to find out how to enter the challenge.

That's it for today. Please be sure and visit the challenge blog to see the fabulous designs from the rest of the design team, and then we'd love it if you would grab your paper and glue and join us for the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!
images - Tilda in hat, sun, and bird from Magnolia-licious. Sentiment from Peachy Keen stamps.
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers
DP - Reminisce; cardstock - Bazzill
Tools: Cuttlebug for embossing, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilies , Ticket corner punch from Stampin Up
Misc: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; silk ribbon, half backed pearls (put in corners AFTER pic was taken - LOL!; flower ribbon from Stamp and Create, dimensional tape

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to the release of the new Spring Collection of Wags 'n Whiskers stamps and Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday and welcome to the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog Hop! Today we're featuring the brand new release of the spring collection, and I think you're going to love this collection as much as I do!!!! Oh my goodness, we have some great fun planned for you today! If you've arrived here from the awesomely talented Mina, then you are on the right track! If not, you might want to head straight over to the challenge blog so you can start at the beginning. Be sure and visit each blog in the hop and leave some love at each stop. You never know where blog candy might be lurking!! Then when you're all done, head back to the challenge blog and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite design is!

For my card today, I chose to use this amazing stamp of Lacey's son, Ryan! Isn't he too adorable?? He's just so precious and he reminds me a lot of my six year old grandson, JJ. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple so the image would shine on it's own.

I hope you're ready for lots of fun and some amazing eye candy today! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post, and then hop on over to see what fabulous creation Joy has created for your pleasure!

card recipe:
image: Wags 'n Whiskers For You - available for purchase at 12PM/GMT and 7am EST today!
ink: Memento Tuxedo black; copic sketch markers; chalk ink to define flowers
DP - Basoc Grey Sugar Rush; Cardstock - Bazzill

Sneak Peek #2 - Wags 'n Whiskers Spring Release

Welcome to day two for sneak peeks of the new Wags 'n Whiskers spring release! This time I wanted to show you this adorable stamp by a brand new artist to Wags 'n Whiskers! We're so excited to welcome Cris de Lara as the newest member to the Wags 'n Whiskers family, and her work is amazing! Please pop over to the challenge blog where Nikki and Lacey have introduced her to us, and please be sure to leave her some love and make her feel welcome! Cris illustrated five of the stamps in the spring release. and this little cutie patootie is called Best Friends Forever.

Isn't she so much FUN?! Please be sure and visit all my DT sisters to see the rest of the sneak peeks today!
Chris, Inge, Michele, Karen, Jacqui, Tina, Jeanette, Nikki, and Lacey. And don't forget to grab the blinkie from the challenge blog if you haven't already! If you put it on the sidebar of your blog and leave a comment, you'll be entered for a chance to win the entire collection! Winner will be chosen on Monday. Don't miss out on this opportunity! The details can be found on the challenge blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back tomorrow for the blog hop! Hugs!!

Image: Wags 'n Whiskers Best Friends Forever - available for purchase Friday
DP - Basic Grey Sugar Rush; cardstock - Bazzill
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers
Tools: Gypsy, Expression, Tags Bags Boxes & More cart, Nestabilities for circles and hearts
Misc: silk ribbon, Basic Grey glazed brads, buttons, twine, dimensional tape, doodling, machine stitching, computer generated sentiment

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sneak Peeks start today for Wags 'n Whiskers new release!!!!! Plus a chance at some awesome blog candy!!!

Yay!!! It's time to start showing you some sneak peeks of the new release for Wags 'n Whiskers! I'm soooo excited! We'll be showing you sneak peeks Wednesday and Thursday, culminating in a big, wonderful blog hop on Friday!! The new stamps are all gorgeous and it was so hard to decide which one to play with! I wish there were about another 10 hours in a day! So anyway, this gorgeous stamp is called "Love You Sis" and will be available for purchase at 12PM GMT / 7am EST on Friday, Feb 12th! Don't worry, I'll have all the links for you to purchase on Friday! So do lots of excercising with your clicking fingers and have them ready for the blog hop! It's going to be a really fun one with great prizes!! Be sure and pop over to the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog right now to grab the new release blog hop blinkie and put it on your side bar and don't forget to leave a comment on the post that tells you all about it. One lucky winner that does this simple task will win the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE of Wags 'n Whiskers stamps! That's THIRTEEN FABULOUS, BRAND NEW IMAGES!!!!!!!

Nikki and Lacey have some exciting news to reveal to you on Friday too! So mark your calendars and have your tennies on! You don't want to miss it! Thanks so much for coming by to see my sneak peek today, and hope you're back tomorrow and Friday as well! Here's a list of the DT Divas where you can see more amazing sneek peeks. These Diva's blow me away with their work!! I am truly in awe of their talent. Treat yourself to some awesome eye candy and check out their fabulous creations for the sneak peek! Just click on their names....


Card recipe:
image - Wags 'n Whiskers "Love You Sis" available for purchase on Friday
paper: DP - Basic Grey; cardstock - Bazzill
tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Bow Easy
misc: silk ribbon, buttons, charm

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Spring Release - Sneak Peeks and Blog Hop!!


That's right! It's time for a new release of Wags 'n Whiskers rubber stamps!! We start tomorrow with sneak peeks and then culminate it with a big blog hop on Friday!!

Pop over to the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge blog and grab the blinkie to put on your blog. Remember to leave a comment on the post that you've done it, and one lucky person that does that will win the full release!!!! And it's a huge release with 13 beautiful new stamps!!! WOW! The winner will be announced Monday morning after the blog hop.

See you tomorrow for the first sneak peeks!!!

Happy Tuesday! Are you feeling froggy today?? LOL! It's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly, and if you're a regular PTW fan, then you know it's sketch week! This week we have another wonderful sketch by the fabulous Dawny (Pink Piggy), and we're being sponsored by the fabulous Kraftin Kimmie! I totally and completely LOVE Kimmie's stamps, especially the Moonlight Whispers line! They are sooo cute and quirky! I mean seriously, can you look at this stamp and not smile? I had to skew the sketch just a bit because of the height of my stamp. Sorry Dawny!! *smiles*

I've had this adorable DP from 3bugsinarug for a couple months just waiting for a use for it. And when I got Lillith from Lacey at Stamp and Create, I knew I had a great match! Lillith is colored with Copic markers. The flowers were cut with my Gypsy and the Paisley cartridge. The buttons are Basic Grey and the sentiment is computer generated with the CK Cute font.
Please be sure and check out all the fabulous cards the PTW design team has come up with this week. They're awesome! Then grab your paper and glue and play along with us! You might get lucky and win a fabulous prize from Kraftin Kimmie!!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! hugs!

Friday, February 5, 2010

You and Me and The Cutting Cafe'!!

Post is edited to add this: Here's a REALLY quick card I put together with the awesome background stamps available as a freebie over at The Cutting Cafe' for this weekend only! Get them before midnight on Monday night! The details are in my post below. Image is from Dustin Pike. Seniment is from another file from The Cutting Cafe' called Rain Rain Go Away.

Happy weekend!! YAY!! Ok, have you seen the new scalloped set over at The Cutting Cafe'???? Oh my gosh, I am going to be using this set a LOT!! This scalloped card is just one scallop edge that comes in this set of 15!! I love this card, but it was designed for an A2 size card and I wanted bigger. So I just made it bigger and cut it with my Pazzle. Worked beautifully!! Or you can just print it onto your paper you want to use and you can cut it out yourself with the pdf file. So don't feel limited if it's not the size you want. Just change it! Try to keep the same proportions though, or the scallops will get distorted. In other words, increase or decrease the sides equally if all sides are scalloped. I also used the All About Valentine's Day set for the You and Me that is printed inside the heart.

Here's the card recipe:

images and shaped card: The Cutting Cafe'

paper - Bazzill cardstock

tools: Martha Stewart border punch; heart shaped Nestabilities; Bow Easy, Copic air brush system; Martha Stewart frond punch

Misc: silk ribbon; charm from Stamp and Create; flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, half backed pearls, dimensional tape

Ok, now for the fun stuff! Regina at The Cutting Cafe' is offering up some free background stamps for the entire weekend as a way to say thank you to her customers. So hurry over and grab them up, and then she's also running a contest for what you can make with one or both of the freebies. Do your best cause this is a judged contest, not a random draw! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Wags 'n Whiskers - CHARMING!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a wonderful week and that you're ready for the weekend! It's time for a new challenge from Wags 'n Whiskers, and this weeks challenge is brought to us courtesy of the amazing Nikki!! Nikki asks us to be CHARMING with our projects this week. So please use either a charm or a metal embellishment on your project. How fun! I am so crazy about charms! I hardly make a card without them anymore! And you can find amazing assortments of them from both Lacey at Stamp and Create, and Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts! I chose to to use the gorgeous stamp With Love which is available right now from Wags 'n Whiskers! It's colored with Copic markers.

The Divas have created such gorgeous cards for you to see this week, so please be sure and visit Wags 'n Whiskers to see their amazing work! Then we'd love it if you'd play along with the challenge. Be sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image so you'll be eligible to win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

image: With Love from Wags 'n Whiskers
paper: DP by Bo Bunny; cardstock is Bazzil; image is stamped on cryogen white
tools : Martha Stewart deep edge border punch; Martha Stewart branch punch, Bow Easy; Copic ABS for flowers
Misc: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (the roses are airbrushed with copics); ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; charm from Stamp and Create

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Heard you're kinda dragon

Happy Friday Eve everyone! My boss at work had some surgery, so I wanted to make a card for him. This dragon by Dustin Pike was exactly the image I needed! I've got him as a digi which is no longer available, BUT - he IS available right now as a High Hopes stamp at Stamp and Create!! YAY!!! Isnt he the cutest thing you've ever seen??? I love him!! He's colored with Copic markers.

paper - DP by Basic Grey; cardstock by Bazzill
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers: G20, G21, G24, R02, R20, E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, BV04, BV20
misc: buttons - Basic Grey; twine - PTI; sentiment is computer generated with CK Cute font; dimensional tape
Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! hugs!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PTW - Love Actually

What a day! I spent almost three hours in the dentist chair today getting prepped for a crown. Fun stuff, huh? It's time for a new challenge at Papertake Weekly. And this week, Dawny's challenge is Love Actually! I have had this card in my head for a good six months now, and finally was able to make it. This card was the reason I bought this Tilda and Edwin from Magnolia-licious! I used Giggling Tilda, which is not in stock right now, and #129 Kissing Edwin, Standing. I just wanted his head in the thought cloud so I cut it out with a circle Nestie. I also used the cannister set from A Little Yummy For Your Tummy collection. I don't see these in the store either, but if you're interested, just email Diana about them.

Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see the fabulous cards created by the rest of the talented designers, and then grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!
paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush and Bazzill cardstock
ink: Memento Tuxedo black; Copic markers
Tools: Nestabilities, Bow Easy
Misc: Charm from Stamp and Create; buttons from stash; silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, demensional tape