Friday, April 30, 2010

Taylored Expressions Card

I did this card a few days ago, but just never got it posted.
(not sure whats up with my pic though)

You can find the TE challenge HERE
Is this owl not the cutest?
You can find him over at Whimsy Haven

Card Details:
Stamps: Whimsy Haven Image
Paper: Ripe Avocado, PTI dp, white
Ink: chamomile to distress the edges
Misc: nesties, corner rounder, buttons, copics, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010


The winner of the Birthday Star set from Whimsy
was chosen from my blog this week. chose #3
which was Stef H - glitterbabe!
Stef - you can email Lindsay at
to claim your prize

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whimsy Hop

Its Wednesday again....
which means its blog hop
time over at Whimsy Haven!

If you came from Stephanie's Blog
you are on the right track....

You have seriously got to go over to
Whimsy Haven
and check things out!

Go on......I'll wait....just click right

*whistling...tapping fingers on desk.....*
Ok, you done....can you stand it?
Seriously, is Lindsay's stuff not just adorable.....
and inexpensive?????
ok, so do you want the Birthday Star set?
Cuz Linds is giving one away today!
You heard me right....just leave a comment
on all of our blogs and we'll choose a random

My card:
I was feeling kinda lazy when I made this,
so decided to do a black and white
and NOT color to save me time.
This is made with the new Birthday Star set.

Card Details:
Stamps: Images from Whimsy Haven - Birthday Star
Paper: Kraft, Black, White

Ink: Printer ink
Misc: Ribbon, polka dot impression plate from PTI, dimensionals.

Make sure to head on over to the Whimsy Blog today!
From want to go see what
has going on today!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week

(scroll down for my Critter post) are reading my very first post as
a Design Team member over at Repeat Impressions!
I couldn't be more thrilled to be creating alongside this
wonderful group of talented ladies!!
And Wendy...the owner of RI...well, lets just say.....
she is 'da bomb!!!  She is super funny
(you'll se her sense of humor in her stamps),
she's extremely generous, and soooo talented!!!

Wendy will be offering a Stamp of the Week at her blog!

You can buy this gorgeous stamp for 50%....
isn't that fabulous?

Who doesn't love a rubber stamp sale?

I hope you'll also check out the blogs of all the
design team members today...and leave them some love,
as it is surely deserved.
Here's a few links:

You'll probably wanna "follow" all of our
blogs so you don't miss any of the sales!
Or the challenges that will be forthcoming!

We are all going to have some fun,
and we want you to join us!

Card Details:
Stamps: Rebecca and sentiment from Repeat Impressions
Paper: Water color paper, Kraft
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, various greens and browns for sponging
Misc: SU markers, cloud template, pearls, aquapainter, wood grain
impressions plate from PTI

I stamped the image in the Timber Brown Stazon....then colored
it with SU markers and used my aquapainter to get it a little wet.
I then used a tissue to dab off some of the color.
I drew the tall grass with a marker and then sponged on various
shades of green and brown to get the dirt/grass effect.
The sky was sponged using a cloud template from my LSS.
It is sponged on using bashful blue ink.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Critter Challenge Card

Happy Monday everyone!
Today is a Critter kinda day.....don't ya think?
Todays challenge was a sketch challenge,
based on this sketch:

I decided to be a rebel this week and turn it sideways... *smile*!

Card Details:
Stamps: Signature Greetings from PTI
Paper: New Leaf, Kraft, White, Dotty Biscotti
Ink: New Leaf, Chamomile
Misc: jute twine, buttons, dimensionals, rick rack die from PTI

Make sure to check out the other DT's blogs
(links in my sidebar)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch and a Challenge

I made this card for a couple challenges today.
I'm really loving how the orange and kraft go together.

Card Details:
Stamps: Gina K's Nana's Doilies, PTI's Butterfly Dreams
Paper: Kraft, Terra Cotta, My Mind's Eye Be Loved
Ink: Terra Cotta, My friend Stacy stamped this doily for me, not sure what
she embossed it with.
Misc: SU punch for the little flower, nesties, pearl

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Curtain Call.....

Time sure does fly when you are having fun!
I can't believe its time for another Curtain Call Challenge already!

This weeks colors just screamed FLOWERS at me!!
Don't you love these colors?

Make sure you head over to
and play along with us this week.

Be sure to link your beautiful creations
up to Mr. Linky so we can check them all out.

Card Details:
Stamps: Live Your Dream from SU, Because of You from Verve
Paper: Melon Mambo, White, DCWV card base, Unknown dp
Ink: Versafine Black, SU Markers in Certainly Celery,
Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Misc: Quickutz embossing folder, lots and lots of pearls,
SU Markers, EK Success border punch, nesties,
stick pink, misc beads and pearls, ribbon

NOW, go check out the Curtain Call Crew,
they are sure to WOW you, just like they do me
every single week!!

Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Challenge Card

Today has been spent cleaning the house!
I feel like its totally gotten away from me!
So now that I've gotten most of that accomplished,
I took a break to do a few challenges.

This card is for the following challenges:

Card Details:
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits
Paper: PTI White, Dotty Biscotti dp from PTI
Ink: Hibiscus Burst
Misc: Piercer, felt, button, DMC floss

Thanks for stopping by, my Curtain Call
Card will be up at 1am!!  See ya then!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Its time for another Blog Hop
over at Whimsy Haven already!

If you arrived here from Jen's blog
you are on the right track!

This week I used the digital image
Rainy Day....again!!!

I love this set, can't get enough of it.

I used my little square nesties and cut out the images,
then embossed them.
I didn't want very much color, so I took a tissue
and just rubbed a bit of chalk over the flowers.
I also inked the edge of each little square with
a purple marker...just to give it a little contrast.

This card was done for the CAS challenge at SCS
and also
the Technique Lovers Challenge over there too.

Card Details:
Stamps: Rainy Day from Whimsy Haven
Paper: PTI White
Ink:  Lavendar Lace
Misc: piercer, dimensionals, chalks, rub ons, piercing
template from Taylored Expressions

Now you are off to see what JoAnn has in store!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful Wednesday!
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Curtain Call Act 26

Time for another Curtain Call!
I love this weeks colors...they go together
just splendidly!

I knew as soon as I saw them what image I had to use!
if you haven't checked out Lindsay's store yet...
now is the perfect time!

Don't forget to check out what the design team
has in store for you this week!
Then play along and go back to the
Stamping Stage
and link your creation up with Mr. Linky!

Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage

....and here is my spin on this weeks colors....

Card Details:

Images/Stamps: Dress in the Making from Whimsy Haven and
the sentiment is from PTI Delightful Dahlia
Paper: basic gray, going gray, white, crushed curry, su dp
Ink: Printer Ink, Versafine black
Misc: nesties, pearls, dimensionals
I paper pieced the dress...don't you want one
just like this  now????

This card was done not only for the Curtain Call,
but also the Sketch challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Whimsy Haven Blog Hop!

It's the first official Whimsy Haven Blog Hop!
If you came here from
then you are on the right track!
You can start the hop at the main page...

I am so excited .....make sure to check out
all of the DT's blogs.

Here is my card - which I made with Rainy Day.
I love this set and you will too.
These images are so easy to just copy into a Word doc,
resize, copy, paste, etc etc.
ummm...if I can do it, anyone can! *smile*

note: forgot to mention, this is for the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge
I just turned the sketch sideways!

Card Details:
Stamps: Whimsy Haven Rainy Day, Stamping Bella sentiment.
Polka Dot Basics PTI
Paper: New Leaf from PTI, Pretty in Pink from SU, White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Fresh Snow, Printer Ink
Misc: Corner rounder, copics, tiny twinkles from Taylored
Expressions, dimensionals, ribbon

Now its time to hop on over to
to see what wonderful goodness
has to show you!

Don't forget to leave a comment on every DT
member's blog...someone is going to win On The Shelf!

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How Much Excitement....

.....can one person take in a week???
I have more good news!

I've been chosen to be part of the
brand spanking new Design Team over at
Repeat Impressions

You can check out their store

I just can barely stand myself....and
my non-crafting friends/family don't all completely understand
how much this means to me and how excited they
really should be!!

I've applied to many design teams, and to now be on 4 of them...
well....its kind of a dream come true.

Be sure to follow my blog, as there will be
plenty of new posts comin' at ya!
Along with lots of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

and be sure to check back in a bit
for the first official Whimsy Haven Blog Hop!
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Monday, April 12, 2010


(scroll down for the Critter Challenge)
Can I just say OH MY GOSH!!!
I was soooo excited when I got the email from Lindsay!

You sooooo need to check out her digital images,
they are way cool.

So cool, that I have several cards to share:

This image is just too sweet, literally!
I used some of the glossy accents on the gumballs,
so they look shiny!

Card Details:
Stamps:  Sweet Bubblegum - Whimsy Haven
Paper: DCWV base, Real Red
Ink: HP Printer Ink
Misc: nesties, dimensionals, button, blue twine,
copics, gloss accents

For this next card, it just doesn't
get any easier than this.  I simply sized
it to where I wanted it, printed it out,
and mounted it on some different paper.
This card is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Card Details: 
Stamps: Hope - Whimsy Haven
Paper: DCWV c/s base, Real Red, PTI White, PTI dp
Ink: HP Printer Ink
Misc: dimensionals

This one was too fun to make!
It was made with the
Card Positioning Systems Sketch

Card Details:
Stamps: Funky Flowers - Whimsy Haven, Unity Feb kotm
Paper: PTI White, So Saffron, BG Two Scoops dp
Ink: Versafine Black, HP Printer Ink
Misc: Buttons, twince, copics, stickles, dimensionals

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Time For a Critter Challenge

Its time for another Critter Challenge.
This week its a color challenge, right up my alley!

What pretty colors...huh?
They go together so well!


Make sure to check out what the
other DT members have done as well!

Here is my card with these lovely colors!
Take notice to the string on the swing....its jute twine!
How cool is that??

This card was done with the

Card Details:
Stamps: Pure Innocence Image, friend sentiment from
PTI Paper Tray set
Paper: Lovely Lilac, White, SU Sweet Pea dp
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: buttons, dimensionals, copics,
jute twine, argyle cb embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Curtain Call

How quickly can a week seriously go?
I turn my back and the week is gone!
How many of you have had that happen?

Anywho.....its on to another Curtain Call Challenge.
I gotta admit, these colors scared me!
I'm not a pastel, bright color kinda gal!
So I wondered.........
"what in the heck am I gonna do with these colors?"

But it came to me my lesson for you is....
don't fear the colors.....embrace them!  *smile*

As always, the amazingly talented design team will
be rocking the internet today!
Be sure to check out what they've done!
These girls seriously rock! on with my card!
I saw this awesome paper rose tutorial over at
As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was doing this week!

I'm loving how I can emboss with my nesties
without cutting thru the paper....

To get this effect, you put the rubber mat
under your paper...nestie on top of the paper, and layer
as you normally would for your machine.

Don't you love that??

Card Details:
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia - PTI
Paper: SU dp in pink, yellow and orange, green galore, PTI white
Ink: Versafine Black, Green Galore
Misc: Nesties, Glimmer Mist, strong glue to hold the flowers down!!

Its hard to see in the this pic, but I spritzed it very liberally
with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist....LOVE THIS STUFF!
I don't have the Delightful Dahlia dies...yet, so I had to
cut out the leaves with scissors, it actually wasn't so bad.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

A Few Challenge Cards

I have a few challenge cards to share this evening....enjoy!

This first card is a Pure Innocence image I got off of etsy.
You can also purchase them at Stampers Dream, My Favorite Things.
This are just absolutely adorable images.
I made this card for the Moxie Fab sketch challenge

Card details:
Stamps: PI Image, Fillable Frames from PTI, July kotm from Unity
Paper: PTI White, Perfect Plum
Ink: Printer ink, Lavendar Lace
Misc: Dimensionals, buttons, copics

This next card is based on Mercy's Sketch and

Card details:
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia, - PTI, Lovely Labels - Gina K
Paper: Night of Navy, White, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Black
Misc: nesties, felt from PTI, jute twine, button, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop back on Sunday and Monday....
I'll have cards up for the Critter Challenge and the Curtain Call. looking for some good news coming next week!  *wink*
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Friends With Flair

My friends have yours??? 
I love my friends! 
I love my "online" friends,
and I love my "inperson" friends! 
I don't know what I'd do without them!
Tell your friends you love them today!

I also love Unity, do you?
I also love Ippity, do you?

ok, ok....enough about love, lets get on with FWF and my card!

You've gotta hop on over to the Unity Blog and check out the
whole crew of peeps participating today!
I don't always have time to get to all of the blogs,
or to comment.....there just isn't enough time in the
day to do everything I want to!

Don't forget to look for the blinkie!!

Card details:
Stamps: Ippity Where You Should Be
Paper: Kraft, textured SU Soft Sky, Sahara Sand dp
Ink: versafine black, gray
Misc: copics, piercer, EK Success punch, pearls

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Oh What a Day!

What a day!  The sun was shining, took my boys for lunch, spent the evening with hubby and dear friends....its been a wonderful kind of day!  To top it off, tomorrow is Easter!  Well, actually till you are reading this, today is Easter!

We spent the evening at a benefit for a local police officer involved in a car accident back in early March...what a wonderful evening!  He was recently moved to a rehab hospital, and although he has a long road to recovery, we are all hopeful he is on his way to a full recovery.

Today is a Curtain Call Color challenge and what a wonderful color combo Stacey has for us today:

As always...the DT will be rockin' the web'll wanna
check them out but be careful,
they may cause your computer to smoke....seriously!

and'll wanna head on over and play yourself
cuz Stacey has a super wonderul prize pack up to give away!!!
click HERE to go play and remember to use Mr. Linky!

Now for my take on this super color challenge:

Card details:
Stamps: Thru the Trees and Delightful Dahlia from PTI
Paper: Kraft, Garden Green, White, SU Sweet Pea dp
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede, Versafine Black
Misc: ribbon, buttons, jute twine, nesties

My card also qualifies for a few other challenges out there:

OCCC - to use buttons, I had NO problem with that challenge

Thanks for swinging by my blog today.

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