Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Long Time.....No See!

Hello's been a while since I've been here....I'll explain why.
My uncle has been very sick....and he took a turn for the worse last week and
died on Thursday!  Even when someone is sick and you expect the end
is always hope that its a long time in the future.  For my family and I,
it came much sooner than any of us anticipated, plus he was only 54.  I was able to be there with
him as he took his last breaths, and watched his heart rate decrease on the monitor.
He had been hanging on all day....and that evening when my aunt told him it was "ok" for him to go....
within about 5 minutes he was gone.  It was probably one of the most amazing things
I've witnessed in my life!  I've always heard that you need to tell your loved
one that its "ok".....but I've never watched it all unfold.  It was truly amazing.

Enough depressing news.....I am here for a reason today!
I have a card for the Sweet 'n Sassy blog!

There is a major release this Friday and you won't wanna miss it, its a great one!

My card:

Card details:
(I know how bad you want this set...but ya gotta wait till Friday)
Paper: White, Red
Ink: Memento black
Misc: Scor pal, nesties, copics

Thanks for stopping by today......

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Paper Cupcakes!

Hello all!
Challenge day over at Paper Cupcakes today!
the challenge is to make a vintage tag!!
I love this flower from Paper Cupcakes
and it was sooo much fun to color!

Hope you'll play along today!

Head over to the blog and check out what the DT has done

Card details:
Stamps: Doodle Flower 4 and Variety Saying Tickets - both from Paper Cupcakes
Paper: Kraft, White, Aqua Mist
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen
Misc: jute twine, jumbo eyelet, copics, pearls,
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Raise the Bar

Woo hoo - tis Friday my friends!!!
I'm so glad!  My house is a disaster, so I know what
I'll be doing all weekend!

Todays Raise the Bar challenge is an
inspiration one..... You need to get inspiration
from this photo:

isn't it just adorable???

Make sure you play along this may just put
you in a springy mood!

check out the bartenders creations as well -

Anita - ThanhJoni

My card -

card details -
Stamps: Darcie's, Paper Cupcake Variety Ticket
Paper: kraft, white, Creative Imaginations dp
Ink: Memento black
Misc: buttons, ribbon, copics, dimensionals

There will be BIG news coming to my blog.....keep your eyes open!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

CASE Study

Happy St. Patty's Day!
Thursday for me, cuz that means
we are almost to the weekend!

We have some more fabulous inspiration from
Julee this week! is my card:

Now here is Julee's fabulous inspiration piece:

Aren't those little sailboats just adorable???
I got my inspiration from the layout and colors!

Now...hold onto your hats ladies (and gents)....Julee is
sponsoring our challenge this week!!


One lucky winner is going to win the following:

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.  Just get some inspiration from Julee's card (above):   It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample. You could also CASE the entire thing. In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

Be sure to check out what the DT has done this week:
Julie (you're here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today....sure hope you'll play along!

My card details:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #7 from PTI
Paper: MME Good Day Sunshine, Aqua Mist, White
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Nesties, HPH, button pin, ribbon
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Wonderful News....with Paper Cupcakes

Happy Monday to ya everyone!!
I'm here with some fantastic news.....
I was chosen to be on the design team for Paper Cupcakes!
You can find the blog here -

Remember to check out what all of the other DT members
have can check them out on the main blog!
This weeks challenge is to make a monochromatic card....

My card -

Gosh I love this image!  Isn't it just divine??  It was also
a lot of fun to color with my Copics!

Here is a link to the store if you'd like to poke around at what Nina has...

Thanks for stopping by today.....

Stamps: Poppies from Paper Cupcakes, Text Style Think Big from PTI
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934, Creative Imaginations, white, kraft, cherry cobbler
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: copics, pearls

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop

Time for another Sweet 'n Sassy blog hop!
This time's all about Spring!
Thank goodness Spring is right around the corner cuz
I'm officially done with cold weather and snow!

You can check out all of the creations right here on the

I also used the Free For All challenger over at SCS
which is to have some interesting "edge" details!

My card -
This is a small card, about 3x3 and the little bookmark slips
down behind the bunny panel.  Cute huh?

Here is a picture of the bookmark pulled out -
Details -
I used my nesties to cut the card base from dp.  I only taped
my image panel to the card base on the sides and the bottom.  The main image is Benjamin Bunny
from SNSS.   I then cut out my "bookmark" and flowers and assembled that.  I used the Polka Dot Silhouettes on the bookmark.  So fun and easy to do and perfect for that "little"
reader in your life!

Stamps: Benjamin Bunny and Polka Dot Silhouettes - both from SNSS
Paper: Pretty in Pink dp, White, Aqua Mest, pretty in pink
Ink: Aqua Mist, memento
Misc: jumbo eyelets, pti dies, nesties, ribbon, and copics

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you play along with the blog hop...
there is a nice prize up for grabs!
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Raise the Bar With Riley!

Thank goodness it's Friday!!!!
It's been an incredibly loooooooooong week....
starting with our basement flooding on Monday!
I'm in need of some serious retail therapy.....I think I deserve it!

What a cool challenge for Raise the Bar this week -
your card needs to follow these rules:
Guy image

Doesn't that sound like fun???

Now, head on over and check out what the Design Team has done, and then play along!

My card -

Card details:
Stamps: Tractor Riley
Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, white
Ink: memento black
Misc: copics, eyelet, embossing folder, twine, button, nesties
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

CASE Study

Time for some more CASE Study inspiration this week........

Here is Julee's inspiration card for this week -

Isn't this just gorgeous????

Our sponsor this week is -

This weeks winner will receive a $15 gift cert to Amer Ink!!!
Fantastic reason to play along!!!

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.  Just get some inspiration from Julee's card (above):   It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample. You could also CASE the entire thing. In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

Be sure to check out what the DT has done this week:

Julie (you're here)

I totally got my inspiration from the layout as well as the paper.  Seems as though I bought this paper and NEVER used it....imagine that!!!  I'm actually a repeat offender when it comes to hoarding my paper.  Seems like once you cut into disappears so quickly.

Card details:
Stamps: Bicycle from Hero Arts, Sentiment is from Fluttering By from Verve
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934
Ink: Versafine black, Ranger antique linen
Misc: Nesties, copics, dimensionals, button, twine

Thanks so much for popping in today!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rainy Day Bethany

Hello friends out in blogland!
Time for some Sweet 'n Sassy goodness!
Happy Wednesday, hope you are having a fabulous week so far.
I've been trying to improve my copic skills, and
I am really starting to feel a little more comfortable.
Bethany is so fun to color....she is perfect for all my practicing.
I've got plenty of her lying around all colored up right now!

Don't forget about the SNSS blog hop that starts Friday - info over on the left!
Here is my card -

Recipe  -
Paper: Kraft, black, white, EP Little Boy dp
Ink: Memento black
Misc: copics, dimensionals

Have a great day~!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Is it Moxie Fab???

I happen to get a glance of this weeks Tuesday Trigger over at
Moxie Fab.....and an idea flew into my  head!
That doesn't happen often, so I had to run with it!

The inspiration picture this week is gorgeous!

Here is the card I came up with -

I don't do too many techniques, but I love the look of the cracked glass technique, and thought it would fit this challenge perfectly.  Although it's hard to see, the dp has been embossed several times with clear embossing powder, popped in the freezer, and then "cracked".  The upper left corner of the main panel was just torn slightly.  I stamped the flower stem directly onto the cracked glass and then heat set it for a couple seconds.  The flower and the main panel are both popped up with dimensionals.

Card Info -
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1 from PTI, Fluttering By from Verve
Paper: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Black, First Edition dp from SU, White
Ink: Versafine black, So Saffron, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Avocado
Misc: twine, button, dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Raise the Bar and Unity Friends With Flair

Happy Friday!

Todays card is for

The challenge over at Raise the Bar this week is to use a sentiment only!
Piece of cake if you have Unity/Ippity stamps in the house!
They have fabulous sentiment stamps!

You will want to start over at the Unity Blog
and see who all is joining in the hop today!  Look for the Unity
blinkie and you could win a ton of Unity rubber stamps.

You'll also want to check out what the full time bartenders have created -

My card -

Stamps: Where You Should Be from Ippity
(I get all of my Ippity from JenMarie)
Paper: White, Marina Mist, Black
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: ribbon, silver pearls, silver cord, button, scor pal

Hope you have a great weekend!
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Polka Dots with Curtain Call and Card Patterns!

Polka Dot Silhouettes
I love this new set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

As soon as I saw the Ways to Use it challenge at SCS today....
I knew I'd be making a card as soon as I got home!!

Here is my card for the challenge -

It is also for the following challenges -

Card Details:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, More Mustard, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler dp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, printer ink
Misc: Square punch from Creative Memories, silver blings, dimensionals
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CASE Study

It's time for yet another CASE Study challenge
and another fantastic muse for the month of March...
to get your creative juices flowing!

This month's muse is the oh so talented

Isn't she just fabulous???

Here is Julee's inspiration card for this week -

Such a beauty!!!

Our sponsor today is -

Jay Gee's Nook is kindly offering 5 small bundles of bakers twine - winners choice of colours!

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.
Just get some inspiration from Julee's card (above):
It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample.
You could also CASE the entire thing. In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

Be sure to check out what the DT has done this week:
Julie (you're here)

I love Julee's card so much, and I really got my inspiration from that little
pleated flower.  I had NEVER made one!  Crazy, I know.  I found a tutorial
and got to work.  I'm so glad I made it, and it won't be the last one I make.

Details -
Stamps: Thankful Accents and Wishing You from Verve,
Looks Like Spring from SU, and Distressed Dots from Unity
Paper: kraft, pretty in pink, pretty in pink dp
Ink: baja breeze, pretty in pink, antique linen, sahara sand
Misc: nesties, pearls, crocheted ribbon, cord, corduroy brad

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate all of your lovely comments!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps News

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Lots of fun news at Sweet 'n Sassy today!
Korin has some fabulous new stamps for you to check out,
and we have 2 new additions to the design team
and 2 new guest designers for the month.

You can find all of the new stamps available here -

Here are the new Designers:


and......the guest designers


I made a couple cards with one of the new sets....enjoy!

Paper - kraft, white
Ink - summer sun, crushed olive, spiced marmalade, pacific point
Misc: nesties, dimensionals, bakers twine, silver bling

Stamps - SNSS Polka Dots & Silhouettes
Paper - White
Ink - summer sun, spiced marmalade, crushed olive
Misc - bakers twine

Polka Dots & Silhouettes are PERFECT for clean and simple cards!!!
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