Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Found New Blog Candy... YAY Sugar Free....

Be Sugar Free, visit SugarPea Designs....   For the life of me I can't get the blinkie for her page on my sidebar, but I think it would be fun to go on over and say HI!   Read all about the blog candy at SugarPea Designs... Looks like a great place for a visit any ol' time of the day.

Monday, March 28, 2011

There's a New Blog in Town!

There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards.

There's a blog hop going on too.  Started March 28th and ends with opening day for Lily Pad Cards.  I can't wait to see what's up.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Drink Up!

 Over at Wee Memories, this week's theme is all about "ANYTHING" ... I guess it's time for an "anything goes" challenge!   You can choose anything as your theme.  I haven't worked on a wedding theme in ages and I am down to almost nothing on a short call for a wedding card.  The card must be newly made after the challenge starts, no older entries will be eligible for the prize. 
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge is next Friday, APRIL FOOLS day! ;) April 1st at 11:59 PST. The winners will be announced on Sundays.  I had the glasses on my desk for some time and had to put them together with the black die-cut - I really like this - kind of refreshing.  Now if only I remember where I got those glasses.  Could be from my Hero Arts Art of Style CD.  I do like the way the card turned out.  The second photo shows three background stamps being used.  

Hero Arts Manuscript Background H2141
Hero Arts Dots and Flowers S5213
Hero Arts Envelope Pattern S5507
I've had the wonderful glasses cut out form a year - may be digi-kit.
I think the sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set, but not sure.
Distress Ink Worn Lipstick 
Nestabilities Oval Scallops

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just Some Lines - figure that one out...

There's a picture on Just Some Lines and that's the blog candy being offered - ribbons, handcrafted paper, some pretty things and a limited print of Gab by the seaside.  This adorable print is so cute!  . 
To find out how to become the LUCKY WINNER of the candy, please visit Just Some Lines - some very simple things to do.  THEN on 18 April 2011 at around 6am GMT time a random winner will be chosen and announced on the 19 April.
The candy is open to every where with worldwide shipping.  Aren't you curious?  Just the littlest bit?   Go on, now, get to Just Some Lines.  Their candy is FINE!. 

Monday, March 21, 2011


A surprise give-away by YOUR NEXT STAMP - yippeee.....Don't wait around - the drawing is the 23rd, Wednesday.   Run Run Run!  

While you're running, I'm running to bed... hehehe

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dutch Dare Card Challenge - FUN

I found a sketch that I wondered if I could create something half way decent... settling on colors was the first thing, but after I found papers, I was off and running until I had to find a stamp... digi-kit to the rescue.  I had some pre-printed Hero Arts images available to color in and I like it.  Some Nestabilities Label 8 and Copic markers, pearls to dress up the lady and a background of one of my favorite block stamps now - the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern.  Done!  So go visit Dutch Dare Card Challenges now!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


TA DA! My mind was awhirl as I checked out the wonderful submissions on Card Patterns today. That sketch is wonderful. I must have been inspired because it just seemed so simple to make and I guess it is a simple card, very literally taken from the sketch, just turned around a bit.

The two triangular panels are scraps, lovely scraps, yes, on top of a pale lime note card. The die-cut is a tissue box, the sentiment is on a kraft paper die-cut tag and some lovely cream buttons. I used a gel pen to outline the tag as well as a few lines on the flower and scraped the sides of the squarish panel with Stays-ON white ink. I wanted it to have some depth, so just used the bottle of ink on some of it. Popped the center and the tag up and I was done.

A Two for One Moment

As soon as I saw the challenge on Wee Memories, I knew I had to take part. The challenge is pretty wide open! If you like spring AND I LIKE spring, you'll enter too.

This week's challenge theme is "SPRING IS NEAR, GREEN IS HERE!"

AND when I saw Crazy 4 Challenges wants a tree, how could I go wrong. So I am entering this card in Crazy 4 Challenges C4C78 CREATE A CARD THAT HAS A TREE SOMEWHERE ON IT. This card is posted on flickr also.
Materials used:

A Stamp in the Hand "Country Tree Single"
Hero Arts Manuscript Background H2141
Hero Arts Friend Definition CG125
Hero Arts Envelope Pattern S5507
Hero Arts Special Note of Thanks (sentiment) CL499
Distressed Inks Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo
Note Card - palest of lime green color

I stamped the manuscript stamp with Shabby Shutters ink and clear embossed, then stamped over with the country tree in Vintage Photo & clear embossed

The green strip of paper is a leftover stamped with Friend Definition CG125 and over-stamped with the Envelope Pattern I think I used Peeled Paint on that.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I joined the March CCC (Chain Card Challenge) at The Society of Stamp & Scrap-aholics. Glad to be back in the chain again. Deborah always has a great outlook on life and it shows on her blog. You get to choose either Colors, Template or Theme for your card and you send it to another participant for the month. You'll create and be created for... I hope that made sense. So many wonderful card makers around the world participate and you will find you'll want to do this over and over again.

Presenting my card for this card challenge... a little shabby chic based on Deborah's sketch. You know how you have to use new cardstock and stamps when you get them. I love the new Hero Arts envelope pattern stamp as it gives such a great look of texture. Donna has received this, so now I can post it. HAPPY DAYS!