Saturday, February 28, 2009

Whimsy stamps DT call

Whimsy stamps is holding a design team call. I finished my submission this morning. I have had intentions all week to do this, but my parents were in town and we had FUN, so I made my card this morning. I am going to start submitting my work to magazines and applying for more design teams.... I'm a little scared to do it, because I hate rejection, but I need to do it more! This little duck is SO cute! I had fun coloring him - and he worked well with the bright springy papers I just got.

You can read more about the Whimsy DT call on Denise's blog, the Whimsy group on Papercraft planet or on SCS DT call page.

Stamps: Whimsy Duck, Unity Me2Kit (sentiment)
Paper: SU Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey offbeat
Copics: YR16, Y15, W-3, Y28, YG67
Accessories: SU Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Orange prima flower, Unknown brad, Scorpal, scor-tape, ATG gun

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I haven't done any crafting (other than cleaning up my area and coloring a couple of images) because my parents are in town!!!!

I will have a couple of pictures to post in the next couple of days of craft projects - we are almost out of the old house (today will be the last day of cleaning) and have everything pretty much organized at the new house now.

We have been sightseeing and enjoying our time together!

I'll leave you with a picture of the beer drinking pig. He is HUGE and was thirsty!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

hop hop frog

Not really a hopping frog, more like a frog on a leaf. This is another Dog gone stamp - they have great ones! I am going to order some of the new dog stamps next week! Can't wait!

I can't find the notebook with my supply list, so wont' be posting it until I can find my notebook! Oh where oh where could my notebook be????? I have a lot of stuff moved and organized, but not everything yet! We're still working on it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

If you want some Dog Gone Stamps

Go to the following blogs for some candy!!!!!!!!! They are giving away brand new Dog Gone stamps!!!

Jean is giving away 5 stamps here

Jacilynn is giving some away HERE

Mitzi has some here

Lauri's is HERE

Come on girls - there aren't that many signed up for the candy yet! Check out DGS and see what great images they have - check out these sites and maybe win yourself some stamps!

another card I made last week

Dog Gone stamps has GREAT images - their stamps are deep etched and already cut (I really detest cutting rubber - I NEVER do it right, then I have marks along the side and have to trim again). They just came out with some new BEAUTIFUL images too - the 1926 line is amazing!

This one is Fish and worm. I colored it with my SU watercolor pencils. The tiny bubbles cuttlebug folder was perfect for the look of bubbles in water for the card.
Stamp: Dog Gone Fish and worm, Gina K baskets of happiness (sentiment)
Paper: Bo bunny winter whisper mist, Blue from stash
Coloring: Su watercolor and blender pens
Accessories: cuttlebug tiny bubbles folder

Sunday, February 15, 2009

blog candy...

Yep - it's fun! I just won some nesties last week!!!!

Bridgette has some GREAT candy on her blog

Carlz cards is having some wonderful Basic Grey and Tilda stamps!

All right - I'm off to bed! We had a busy day getting the new house ready for the realtor to show it to someone tomorrow. I REALLY NEED TO USE MY STASH!!!!! I will be having blog candy here as soon as we're settled and staying in the new house (and my parents are gone). Probably really close to March 1 is when I'll post it! Keep checking back for it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Save the Date!!!!! Feb 28th!

Ashley at Heart Hugs is having a day long Etsy celebrations with fun challenges and PRIZES! If you haven't joined in on the Etsy challenges -you need to! They are SO much fun! Each of her design team members will have different challenges on their blogs AND there will be chatting on their Papercraft planet group!

Feb 28th! Be there! It will be FUN!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Ok - a quick card tonight. We took two LARGE loads of stuff to the house today and I'm EXHAUSTED! DH had ME help with all the large furniture.... My arms felt like jello - and I am in sort-of ok shape. Definitely need to pull out the 50 lb weights to start lifting every day now!

Enjoy - love the Whimsy stamps!

Stamps: Whimsy frog, Unity Tiny Trinity (sentiment)
Paper: Green (stash), Brown - bazill bling
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Copics: E57, E77, G99, W-1, W-3, YG67, B02, Sakura glitter pen

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a couple days

I will be back in a couple of days. We just got the keys for the new house and will be moving all our stuff this weekend. We moved one car load tonight, and will be getting a LOT of it done tomorrow (I hope) 3 loads in a van should get us most of the way over there. Then I have Saturday/Sunday/Monday to clean up the area.

My parents are visiting next week, so I might be sporadic in posting as we will be having fun snorkeling and playing at the beach.

I have a couple cards made - if I could figure out how to do the delay posting, I would do that... but I haven't figured that out yet - so you'll all just have to wait!


Our internet is running REALLY slow yesterday and today. I have 4 or 5 cards to post, but it's SO stinking slow! Not sure if I'm going to be able to play much during Hip hop today.....

I did make this card last night though. There is a Scuba shop in town that normally has their dog "Scuba" in the store pretty much every day. They have a contest going right now.... to make a Valentine for the dog "Scuba" and they are going to judge them. The winner will win a $200 pair of snorkeling fins.....

Abby wanted to take a Valentine to Scuba, so we made this last night. Abby wants to carry it around with her all day today.

Stamp: CTMH doodle alphabet
Paper: not sure - it's stash paper again
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: hand cut hearts/dog bone card

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

3 in one

Well - I have been updating my blog more than once a day for the past week.. I'm sure people are tired of having to scroll all the way down my page to see everything I've done - so I'm putting 3 cards in this post.

The first project is a notebook using the InStyle Stamps Thankful Thursday sketch. I covered a little composition notebook for my lists that I write every day. I paper pieces Suzie Q's shopping bags to match the background paper. I just LOVE Suzie Q!

InStyle just released some ADORABLE anime images - check them out here! SO cute! I might "need" a couple or all of them soon!
Stamp: Suzie Q (InStyle Stamps)
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: Unknown DP (from my stash)
Copics: W-3, B32, E51, Y21, Y28, BV23, YR16
Accessories: SU Real red ribbon, 1/2" Scor tape

The next card is a birthday card made for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake challenge #54. I got my Taylored Expressions Sweet Celebrations stamp in the mail yesterday! I bought it with my $10 gift certificate that I won from the Year of cupcakes celebration!

I wanted the cupcake to match the colors in the dot paper - so I colored it with pink, orange and brown.
Stamp: Sweet Celebrations (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: SU Sweet Always
Copics: E57, BG10, E37, YR16, RV42, Y28, Y15
Accessories: Nesties, Yellow spica glitter pen

The last card is one I made for a Whimsy challenge on Paper craft planet - I will have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate for their store - you can play as many times as you want too! I just LOVE the whimsy animals - and she is releasing some new images soon too! You just have to create a Valentine card using Whimsy stamps. The eyes have a little bit of sparkle to them - I added it with my spica clear glitter pen.

Stamp: Whimsy frog, Just so hoppy (sentiment - Gina K)
Paper: SU Bella Rose, Green from my stash
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: BG buttons, Clear spica glitter pen

Monday, February 9, 2009

The dog album is DONE! Well, almost

I still need to make a title page - but ALL the pictures are scrapped now! YIPPEE! I have been working on it for months now! I kept telling myself I would finish this week, then it would move to the next week, then to the next. Well, today I finished! I told myself this morning that I had to get the pages done before I made any more cards - it worked!

I LOVE Unity stamps for scrapbooking - they are big and work perfect in albums!

Crafts4Eternity sketch #18 with my Whimsy stamps!!!

I LOVE my whimsy stamps! What ADORABLE animals! Oh - I will TOTALLY order from Whimsy again! I places an order and 14 minutes later, had a shipping notice in my mailbox!!!! That is GREAT customer service. I got the stamps on Saturday, cut them out last night and inked them up as soon as they were cut! They come in the CUTEST packaging too! They have a cute little laminated card that the stamp can be stored on!

Ok - on to the card. There was a sketch challenge on Crafts 4 Eternity that I wanted to play along with. I really like the sketch challenges - because everyone has a little bit different take on the sketch and everyone's turns out so different EVEN with the same sketch! Whimsy is having a fun challenge for a Valentine card on their Papercraft planet group

Stamp: Whimsy Turtle, Unity Love Grows (sentiment)
Paper: BG Bittersweet
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Copics: W-1, W-3, B02, G28, G05, E57, RV42
Accessories: Nesties

Sketch Saturday and Etsy

I'm kind of liking combining challenges! I was making about 20 cards a week with all the challenges! I will still make lots of cards, but I can combine and use sketches for other challenges too! Makes more sense to me!

For this one - I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and did the Etsy challenge this week too. I LOVED the store for the Etsy challenge - what a FUN one to search around! Scrap-n-Scribe was the etsy store this week. I found THIS for my inspiration. What a cute little wand to go with hair clippies!

Stamps: Ginormous cupcakes (unity)
Paper: SU Rose red, chocolate chips
Ink: Palette burnt umber
Coloring: Pink and gold spica glitter pens, Pebbles pearlescent chalks
Accessories: cuttlebug swiss dots, bella baubles

Mojo Monday, PTI AND Stamp something....

I combined 3 challenges for this card!

I made this card for my BFF in Alaksa. I miss her SO much!!!!!!!! I used the mojo monday #73 sketch on their blog. I already have the card in an envelope, addressed and ready to send to my friend! PTI has a challenge to make a card for your friend - they just released the CUTEST Quick kits!!!! Stamp something blog has a challenge to make something for your valentine - Jana is getting my valentine this year!!!!

I found another company to take my money! Whimsy stamps have the CUTEST stamps! I got the skunk and colored him up! He is just stinkin adorable!!!!!!

Stamp: Whimsy Skunk
Paper: Bittersweet (BG)
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Copics: RV42, BV29, W-1
Accessories: Unknown heart brad, nesties

Sneak peek for InStyle stamps - digi stamps!

InStyle Stamps asked me to be a "Card of the Month designer" for this month - so when I received my dig image - I was SO excited! I got the CUTEST little image! InStyle has retro, anime and digi images on their site.

There should be another card that I created on the InStyle blog soon too!

Stamp: Chick from InStyle stamps
Paper: Unknown from stash
Ink: printer ink
Copics: YR31, YR16, spica clear glitter pen

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mini tin album

I started this tin last night. I really wanted to use a bunch of Unity stamps because I LOVE their scrapbooking stamps. I had an extra tin sitting around and decided to decorate it and make a 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 album to go inside of it.

I put the "place photo here" in place of pictures. I'm sending it to a friend who will put it in the scrapbook store she manages - so I didn't want pictures of my dd in it! Oh - AND if anyone falls in love and just "has to have it", I am willing to sell it too. I can make another - it really didn't take too much time! The front - and a close up - I LOVE this bella - she is SO cute!

Inside of the tin

Inside front (above) Outside back (below)

Front cover of mini album inside tin (above)
Page 2 & 3
Page 4 & 5
Page 6 & 7
Page 8
Page 9 & 10 (above)
Page 11 &12
Pages 2-7 (above)
Pages 1 and 8-12 (above)
Front of tin with the mini album inside the tin

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Saycheeseabella". Unity This is the Time, Our Life, Our Stories, Giggle Grove, October KOTM, Serenity Tree, Creating yourself, Be the Change
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black
Copics: RV42, BV23, E57, B95, E51, W-1, W-3, BG10, Y15, YR23, BV29
Copic Spica glitter pens: Clear, Pink, Melon, Sky Blue, Lavender
Accessories: Nesties, ATG gun, Cuttlebug, paper cutter, paper snip scissors

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More blog candy..... Basic grey and stamps and more!

Kristen over at Scrap-Creations is giving away some 6x6 Basic Grey paper packs. I have been searching EVERYWHERE for the cupcake pack! And those Inkadinkadoo stamps... Yep, I "need" more cupcakes stamps! Good luck everyone!

She is a guest designer at Limelight and has some really CUTE projects on her blog too!

Batter UP!

This is actually a sketch I found on Crafts 4 eternity. My friend Christy just joined their Design Team.

I used a Dog Gone Stamp - Batter up for this sketch. I know around here, baseball is a year round sport - so I drive by the field and there is a game almost every night! None of the teams around here have uniforms though - it's just for fun.
Stamp: Batter Up from Dog Gone stamps
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: unknown - still trying to use up my stash!
Copics: B29, BV29, E57, E51

You Amaze me - DGS Sketch #2

Jana has started weekly sketches on the DGS Papercraft planet group. You should all come play along - you don't have to use DGS, but if you have them, WHY not?

Oh yeah - Dog Gone stamps added their DOG stamps and they are SO cute!!! Check them out on their site HERE.

For this one, I used "Two Elephants" from Dog Gone stamps. I went a little bit Basic Grey Bittersweet CRAZY on this one! I LOVE the Bittersweet paper!

I paper pieced the elephants and used the same paper as the background on this one. The sketch was very simple and FUN to do!
Both of the elephants got a little sparkle with my Spica Clear glitter pen - I'm totally in love with the spica glitter pens!
Stamps: DGS Two Elephants, Unity Simply Said (sentiment)
Paper: BG Bittersweet
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: Spica clear glitter pen

Friday, February 6, 2009

Color challenge

Nichole at Papertrey is having a 2 year anniversary celebration! I can't believe PTI has been around for 2 years - I remember finding it about 5 months after they started and bought a couple stamp sets.

Today she issued a color challenge -the winner gets over $100 in PTI cardstock! That would be awesome to win!!! I doubt I will, but I wanted to play anyways. There are already over 100 people who are entered to win.

The challenge was to use: Pure poppy, summer sunrise, ripe avocado and ocean tides. I don't have any PTI cardstock yet - BUT she just released a really cool sampler pack - I will HAVE to order some when I have a budget again (or when the tax return comes in)

I used my PTI Wise owl set that I got for my birthday - I LOVE the owls! The big one is a "make your own" owl, so you can use different eyes, different noses, different bellies, etc. It is a fun set! I also pulled out my SU Die Cut Blooms for the first time (I had to rip open the packaging - I've had it for months)
Stamp: PTI Wise Owl
Paper: SU Die cut blooms (Real red, bashful blue), SU Kiwi kiss, SU Apricot appeal
Accessories: Pop dots

Check this out!!!!

Carol at Paperplayce is giving away some great candy... I LOVE Penny Black acrylic stamps - they are awesome - and the rest is a total bonus! CUTE candy!

Hippin hoppin hangover!

As usual Thursday on the Unity SCS forum was FUN! I won a stamp, we chatted about cake, there was a bit of drooling over Jacquie's new avatar....

These cards were for the challenges yesterday. The first one was "Gel-tastic" unity. We were to use gel pens on the card. I pulled out my Sakura glaze pens and got to work on coloring. For the background, I cut 1/2 in strips of paper, then ran them through the cuttlebug with my swiss dots folder. Probably would have been easier to run the paper through BEFORE cutting it, but it worked.
Stamps: Unity Love and meaning
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Paper: SU whisper white, Unknown colored (using my stash)
Pens: Sakura glaze pens

The next challenge was "Get Tilted with Unity" - to put our main image at a tilt on the card. This one is HARD for me because I really like straight lines, but I did it and I think it turned out ok. I found some water paper - I'm pretty sure it is from a DCWV stack that I picked up at some point. I stamped the sand castle and the pail on Kraft paper thinking that it looks somewhat like sand.

Stamps: Unity Beach days and Sun Rays
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black
Paper: SU Kraft, DCWV stack
Copics: B02, G05, YR16
Accessories: Black copic multi-liner pen for dots