Monday, May 31, 2010

Challenge Cards

We had a lovely, relaxing 3 day weekend here at home!
Got lots of outside work done and ready to get the pool opened this week.

I got a little time to sneak into my stamp room and get a few challenges done

This first one is for the challenge over at

I just love the look of black and white together....
don't you?

Card details:
Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames #4
Paper: PTI White, DCWV La Creme
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: PTI linen impression plate and die.
flower, rhinestones, button, and pearl


My next card is for the color challenge over at

I love the look of green, brown and ivory
just as much as I enjoy black and white!

Card details:
Stamps: Ippity Where You Should Be
Paper: Ivory, Choc Chip, SU dp
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: PTI Butterfly die, scor tape, ribbon, rhinestones,
swiss dot embossing folder

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Repeat Impressions - Stamp of the Week

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Todays Stamp of the Week over at
is the
Crowned Crane Deco
If you want this stamp at 50% off...
you can head over to
and Wendy will have all of the details there!

When I first saw this stamp I thought....
what am I going to do with this??
I was totally stumped!
Then I looked at it and thought....
And this is what I came up with.

Card details:
Stamp: Crowned Crane Deco - Repeat Impressions,
Sentiment also from RI
Paper: Kraft, Black, White, Pink Paislee DP
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: jute twine, scor pal, felt, rhinestones

I also followed the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll be back Wednesday with some more Repeat Impressions,
and some gorgeousness from Whimsy Haven!
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Curtain Call #32

Its time for another Curtain Call Challenge....already!
As soon as I saw this weeks colors, I knew
which stamp set I wanted to use.

Here is this weeks colors!
Do these not just scream


Make sure to check out what the other
Design Team members have done this week as well.

Here is my card for this week.
Another clean and simple....which is turning out to be my style!

Card details:
Stamps: Take Three - SU
Paper: PTI White, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Summer Sun
Misc: Nesties, SU Markers, rhinestones, piercer

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!
I'll be back tomorrow with some Repeat Impressions!!!
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Raising the Bar with Makeup!

I recently ordered some Ippity from JenMarie
I got the Burlap stamp and the paper.
I may a slight obsession with paper.....and buttons!
But thats another post!

This card was made for the


(Sorry for the bad camera is not working
to well this evening....even had trouble getting these to upload!)

Card details:
Stamps: Ippity Burlap and Where YouShould Be
Paper: Kraft, October Afternoon
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Soft Suede
Misc: Felt, PTI scallop die, dimensionals,
buttons, twine, rhinestones and pearls

Thanks for stopping by today - and have a wonderful weekend!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More Challenge Cards!

I recently figured out how to "star" things in
Google Reader.....this makes it so much
easier to keep track of the challenges I want to do.

I used to do it the old fashioned way and make a list,
needless to say, I lost most of my lists!

So, here are a few more challenge cards I did tonight.

This first one is for the One Layer Wednesday over
the challenge was to do some overlapping with
your image and sentiment!
Very CAS!

Card details:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and Delightful Dahlia - PTI
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Berry Sorbet and Versafine Black
Misc: Pearls, corner rounder

This next card was made for the
Its a color challenge to use Red, White and Blue

Card details:
Stamps: Thomas Kincade
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Black fine tip pen, prismas, white gel pen

Lastly, I have a card for the
CAS-tastic challenge
and this challenge is to use a touch of green,
while keeping it CAS

Card details:
Stamps: On My Couch
Paper: White - PTI, Kraft
Ink: Old Olive
Misc: Paper piercer, copic to color chair legs

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Whimsy Haven and a Big Comfy Couch

I just love what Lindsay has new over at the Whimsy blog today!
I think you'll love it too!
I also think you'll like the sale Lindsay has going on!!

So...if you came here from Jenny's wonderful blog....
you are on track.  If not, you can start at the beginning here:

Here is my card for the day:

Do you not wanna just sit and rub this satin ribbon all freakin day??
This is just so luscious!
I also want a chair like this for my stamp room!
(not that I have room for it)
But, I totally want a pink and brown comfy chair with pink
bling on the arms!!!

Card details:
Stamps: Couch image from Whimsy, sentiment is Amuse
Paper: PTI White, BG Sultry dp
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: pearls, scor-pal, luscious silk ribbon

Now onto the next DT members blog...and that would be...

the one, the only...

so head on over and see what she has waiting for ya!

Happy Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by!!
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hope Stamps Eternal

Sometimes people ask me where I get my
ideas for the cards I make
Normally, I follow a sketch or a color challenge....
but sometimes IT JUST HAPPENS!

Thats exactly what happened when I saw this yummy pic of some cupcakes
I saw them and new just what I wanted to do.

Here is my take on these lovely pieces of yumminess:

Card details:
Stamps: In Bloom - PTI
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Hawaiin Shores, Vanilla
Ink: Hawaiin Shores
Misc: Button, ribbon, twine, pearls, PTI linen impression plate

Here is another card I made with some of these luscious posies I got!
I won a ton of stickers over at EAD Designs and wanted to use them.
So, thats what my sentiment is...who knew stickers were this cool?

Card details:
Stamps: NONE - its an EAD sticker
Paper: Vanilla, Berry Sorbet
Misc: primas, ribbon, pearls, PTI impression plate

Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

A Few More Challenges.....

After a challenging Monday at work,
I couldn't wait to get home to my stamp room!
I immediately found a few challenges I wanted to do and got to work.
Here is what I came up with!

My first card is an anniversary card made for

(to use the Polka Dot tea party as inspiration)

As soon as I saw the dots, I knew I needed to use these
yummo little flowers I got recently.

Card details:
Stamps: PTI Round & Round Anniv Set
Paper: Pure Poppy, White, New Leaf
Ink: Pure Poppy
Misc: Primas, pearls, punches, flowers, PTI linen impression plate

Now....onto my next card

This card was made for the


Isn't this little puppy just adorable?

Card details:
Stamps: Basic Grey, Penny Black sentiment
Paper: BG Max & Whiskers, Kraft, White
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: buttons, twine, PTI dies

Thanks so  much for stopping by today!!!

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Critter Challenge

Time for another

This weeks its a sketch!

Make sure you check out all of the DT's creations today!!

Click here to see them!

Here is my card for today:

Card details:
Stamps: Lilly of the Valley - PTI
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, PTI dp, White
Ink: Memento Black, Snow from PTI, Old Olive
Misc: Linen impressions plate from PTI, copics

I totally cased this card from Nichole's blog....
I used the q-tip to apply the white ink to the flowers and everything!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Getting to Know You

Last Sunday I posted a list of questions

It is kinda cool to see what your friends
put down.

So, here is this weeks questions....
go ahead and do it, its fun!

The questions..

1. Do you have a fetish?
None that I can think of.

2. Do you sing in the shower?

3. Who was your first crush?
Wow, that was a long time ago...can't even remember.

4. What do you think is the best manly trait a guy could have?
To be a protector of his family

5. Do you sleep naked?
OMG no, that would drive me crazy!

6. What do you do when (you think) no one is looking?
hmmm....adjust my undies I suppose!  :)

7. What's the first thing you do when you go online?
check my email and empty my junk mail foler

8. Summer is.....?
Wonderful and refreshing!

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A Challenge Card for Today.......

I'm finally finding some time to create something!
I had company all weekend and this is the first time
I've had a chance to make anything at all.
I love having my family here, but
it cuts into my stamping time.

So - I found a few challenges that I combined
to make this wonderful butterfly card.

Card details:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and  Delightful Dahlia from PTI
Dot Flourishes from Inkadinkado
Paper: Kraft, Black, Mellow Moss, BG Capella
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: pearls, rhinestones, modern label punch, nesties, MS butterfly punch

Thanks for stopping by!
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Curtain Call - Act 31

Before I get on with my Curtain Call post....

I want to wish my oldest son a Very Happy 16th Birthday!!!
16 years ago today, you brought so much joy into our lives, and now...
I cannot believe the fine young man that you are growing into.
You make me so proud and I love you with all my heart!

Here we are with some more fantastic
colors from our fearless leader Stacey!

Head over to all of the design teams blogs
and check out their wonderful creations this week.

This is one fantastic group of gals, and
their creations never cease to amaze me!

Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage

Here are this weeks wonderful colors ~
don't you just love this mix?

Now, after seeing these colors and looking
at all of the DT need to head on
over to Stacey's blog and link up your wonderful
creation to Mr. Linky.

Who knows, you could get one of the coveted
"showstopper" badges for your blog!!!!

Now here is my take on these colors:

Card details:
Stamps: Lilly of the Valley - PTI
Paper: PTI White, SU dp, Pink Paislee 365 degrees
Ink: Night of Navy
Misc: ribbon, silver pearls, PTI Sunshine Impression Plate

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Challenge Cards

By the way....have you noticed my new blog look?
Do you love it?
I'd love to hear your opinions!

As I was cleaning up my craft room,
I decided to make a few cards.

This first one is for the CAS-tastic Challenge
Its to make a 1 layer card...these are my favorite!

Card details:
Stamps: PTI Round & Round
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Misc: Silver sticky thingies, ribbon, scor pal, piercer


This one is for the Jacksonbelle Challenge
It was a sketch

Card details:Stamp: Paper Inspirations Graduate
Paper: BG Manilla, Kraft, Soft Suede, White
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: pearls, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Whimsy Haven Happy Birthday Hoppin'

If you are here for my Repeat Impressions post......
just scroll down.

Time for another Whimsy Haven Hop!
and today we have a sketch challenge!!
AND a Birthday Card!

If you are here from Amy T's're on the right track!

If not, head back to Whimsy Haven and
start from the beginning.

There are some new $1 stamps as well as a special for today!
Also, there will be a gift certificate for the sketch challenge winner!!

Today is all about the birthday!
Cuz our fearless leader Lindsay is having one on Friday!!!

All of us DT chicks decided to hijack the hop today
and post our birthday cards for Linds!

Happy Birthday chicklet!!!

Here is todays sketch:

Now onto my "birfday" card for Lindsay!

Card Details:
Stamps/Images: Sweet Tooth from Whimsy Haven
Paper: Real Red, White, SU dp, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue, printer ink, SU marker
Misc: ribbon, nesties, sponge, copics, glossy accents,
dimensionals, ribbon, buttons, SU scallop punch

Now, head on over to Amy C's Blog
to see what she has in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone!
It's time for another Sketch Challenge

Where does the time go?
You ever wonder that?'re gonna love this
weeks sketch!
Remember to check out what the
have to show you today!
  They always have fantastic inspirational
pieces for you to browse!

and her is my card for this week:

Card details:
Stamps:  Cape Hatteras Light (3003-K), Let Your Light... (2536-G)
Paper: Night of Navy, Gray, Black, White, Gray dp
Ink: Night of Navy
Misc: SU scallop punch, corner rounder, silver sticky thingys

 Thanks for stopping by.....check back at 9am
I'll have a Whimsy card for you!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

MannLand - Getting to know you!

OK, so my friend Suzanne does this "getting to know you"
thing and claims she'd be interested in my answers!

Why???  I have no clue.
Soooo....I'm going to try and appease her for a few weeks!

You can play along if you like...copy the questions...
then head on over and link them up - MannLand5

The questions..

1. The most expensive thing hanging in my closet is.....?  Hmmm....definitely the leather biker jacket.

2. Have you ever played a team sport?  baseball as a small child, soccer in high school.

3. If you were a bug, what kind would you be?  Well, I don't really care for bugs much, but I suppose I'd have to say a.......butterfly....are butterflies bugs?  I think so.

4. Where on your body is the worst place to get sunburned? (thanks Ian) my nose, it always peels and looks shiny!

5. Are you happy?  Sure am.

6. People are always abbreviating..are there any abbreviations that make your skin crawl when people use them?  No, not really.  I try not to sweat the small stuff.

7. Do you love where you live..or could you live anywhere?  I like where I live....I think I'd enjoy the Carolinas though, or at least somewhere closer to the beach.

8. What, if any, extreme measures do you go to to keep yourself from overeating when you're full?  I don't, I just keep eating!
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Stamp of the Week

Time for another Stamp of the Week
At Repeat Impressions!

Do you not just love this stamp?
I know I sure do!

You can get this stamp at 50% off this week!
What you'll need to do is go to the
Repeat Impressions blog
which is actually

Wendy will have all of the instructions there
on how to get this fabby stamp at a great price!

You'll also want to check out what the rest of
the rock stars have to offer this week while you are there.

Make sure you follow their blog so you don't miss
any of the wonderful inspiration over there!

Be sure to stop back Wednesday...we'll have another sketch challenge!

Here is my card!

Card Details:
Stamps: Live Laugh Love - Repeat Impressions
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede,
BG Capella dp, Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: Scallop punch from EK Success, Impression plates from PTI,
ribbon, scor tape, pearls, nesties.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Curtain Call

Time for another Curtain Call over

After seeing these luscious colors -
you'll want to pop on over and play along.
Just remember to link your creation up to Mr. Linky...
Maybe you'll be on the stage next week!

Now for this weeks wonderful colors:

Now, at first glance, I was worried....I really was!
BUT.....I varied my colors a bit, kept my CAS style,
and I'm quite pleased with what I came up with.

You'll want to pop on over to all the DT blogs -
they'll have all kinds of wonderful stuff!

Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage

...and now - onto my card:

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI 2009 Anniver Set Round & Round
Paper: Kraft, White
Ink: Versafine black, groovy guava
Misc: buttons, ribbon, fillable frames 1 PTI, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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